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JOPLIN TOURISM

  • Joplin City Council members last night heard about ways to attract more visitors to the area.  It was the results of a tourism study that started several months ago.  The head of Joplin's Convention and Visitors Bureau says growth in tourism has stalled, and there needs to be some sort of Joplin "destination".  This study is the first time Joplin's Convention and Visitors Bureau has ever done market research on itself throughout its 30-year history.

TRACK IMPACT

  • The 2018 NAIA and NCAA Div. II Indoor Track and Field National Championships held at PSU this winter had a multi-million dollar community impact on both Pittsburg and Crawford County.  That's the finding of a study received by the Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau.  It says the events resulted in direct and indirect sales for more than $2.4 Million locally, or more than $600,000 per day.

SEVERE WEATHER

  • On this, the first official day of spring, a big part of the U.S. is facing another round of severe weather.  A storm system brought heavy rain, hail, and tornadoes to the south on Monday.  Its remnants are expected to form a Nor'easter.  It could dump up to a foot of snow from the Midwest to New England.
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  • Missouri AG Fires Back at Duck Boat Court Filings

    Monday, September 24 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-09-25 02:23:49 GMT
    Missouri's Attorney General is firing back in court filings, arguing the court should not dismiss a lawsuit filed against the owner of Branson's "Ride the Ducks" attraction. Ripley Entertainment and Branson Duck Vehicles filed motions to dismiss the case or move it federal court. Hawley says those actions are designed to "hamper and delay the state's enforcement action" and to "thwart judicial review of their actions and evade any court order that would bar ...More >>
    Missouri's Attorney General is firing back in court filings, arguing the court should not dismiss a lawsuit filed against the owner of Branson's "Ride the Ducks" attraction. Ripley Entertainment and Branson Duck Vehicles filed motions to dismiss the case or move it federal court. Hawley says those actions are designed to "hamper and delay the state's enforcement action" and to "thwart judicial review of their actions and evade any court order that would bar ...More >>
  • Veterans Court Mentor Shortage

    Veterans Court Mentor Shortage

    Monday, September 24 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-09-24 23:54:37 GMT

    Sterling King is a United States veteran who's trouble with addiction led him to the Jasper County Veterans Court. It also led him to fellow veteran and his Veterans Court mentor, Ted Donaldson. 

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    Sterling King is a United States veteran who's trouble with addiction led him to the Jasper County Veterans Court. It also led him to fellow veteran and his Veterans Court mentor, Ted Donaldson. 

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  • Cattle Theft, $5000 Reward in Crawford County, KS

    Cattle Theft, $5000 Reward in Crawford County, KS

    Monday, September 24 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-09-24 23:39:19 GMT
    The Crawford County Sheriff's Office says nearly 30 head of cattle have been stolen from an area farm. On September 22nd, 2018, authorities responded to the area of south 520th Ave (Country Club Rd) and 205th Street about the theft of cattle. The cattle, belonging to Wood Farms, are 600 to 650 lbs, all black in color with some having white faces except one all red steer. Authorities say the cattle had yellow tags in the left ear and purple tags in the right ear. The the...More >>
    The Crawford County Sheriff's Office says nearly 30 head of cattle have been stolen from an area farm. On September 22nd, 2018, authorities responded to the area of south 520th Ave (Country Club Rd) and 205th Street about the theft of cattle. The cattle, belonging to Wood Farms, are 600 to 650 lbs, all black in color with some having white faces except one all red steer. Authorities say the cattle had yellow tags in the left ear and purple tags in the right ear. The the...More >>
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