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CAMPAIGN FUNDING

  • Joplin's police union will be doing something its never done before, donating money to city council candidates, instead of just endorsing them.  The president of the union tells us the city is at a critical decision making time for the police department.  The police union and city hall have been at odds over budgets and getting salaries more competitive with other cities.

JOE BECKER LEASE

  • Joplin is progressing toward bringing a new occupant to Joe Becker stadium.  On Monday, the city council will consider approval of a five-year lease agreement with a  new professional baseball team, a franchise of the Southwest League.  The lease would begin on January 1st of next year.

CASTRO’S SON SUICIDE

  • The eldest son of late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro takes his own life.  Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had undergone months of treatment for depression.  Castro was a scientific adviser to the government, and once ran Cuba's nuclear program.  He was 68 years old.

FLU UPDATE

  • The CDC releases new flu numbers today, in what is the worst season for influenza in recent years.  Currently the flu is widespread in 49 states, and at least 37 children have died.  Doctors say it's not too late to get the flu vaccine.
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  • Hunting & Boat Show Brings Record Crowds To Grove

    Hunting & Boat Show Brings Record Crowds To Grove

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-02-19 04:40:48 GMT
    Vance Montgomery "This is a once a year event. It's not something that happens very often. We do it once a year. It's all about fishing, hunting and the outdoors." "We have boat dealers, guides, outfitters, a lot of seminars by pros and that's something that's kind of this show is kind of known for." "So we started this event 19 years ago, actually in Claremore, Oklahoma. And we had it there for 10 years. We moved the show from there to Bixby for about five ...More >>
    Vance Montgomery "This is a once a year event. It's not something that happens very often. We do it once a year. It's all about fishing, hunting and the outdoors." "We have boat dealers, guides, outfitters, a lot of seminars by pros and that's something that's kind of this show is kind of known for." "So we started this event 19 years ago, actually in Claremore, Oklahoma. And we had it there for 10 years. We moved the show from there to Bixby for about five ...More >>
  • Lovely Art

    Lovely Art

    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-02-19 03:18:37 GMT

    Over in Joplin, local artists were expressing what love is through interpretive means. 

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    Over in Joplin, local artists were expressing what love is through interpretive means. 

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  • Dodgeball Fun

    Dodgeball Fun

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:41 PM EST2018-02-18 03:41:36 GMT

    The Missouri Southern Radiology Club held a dodgeball tournament Saturday morning. 

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    The Missouri Southern Radiology Club held a dodgeball tournament Saturday morning. 

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