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Volunteers Rebuild Vandalized Stage Video included

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Preparation for the annual Celebrating Our Freedom event in Seneca has faced a bit of a setback. 

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Joplin Fire Marshal Inspects Firework Stands Video included

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Many residents are gearing up to load up on fireworks for the upcoming holiday weekend. By now, you've seen the tents across the four states. But, in Joplin before vendors can start selling to you, they have to meet certain standards.

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Some Kansas School District Gain Others Lose in Legislatures Equity Funding

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 The Kansas legislature's temporary fix of education funding has some fallout for local districts. The change holds good and bad news for some area school superintendents

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Community Garden Feeds Those in Need Video included

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A Baxter Springs church group is getting its hands dirty this summer by planting a garden. And the produce being grown will be used to help feed the community. 

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Upward Bound Students Get Hands-on Training in Career Skills Video included

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   More than two hundred-fifty students are spending part of their  summer on the Crowder College campus.      The Trio Upward Bound program works with students with great potential but not the means to get to college.      And special classes give them insight to future careers.

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On Domestic Violence & Gun Control Stirs Debate Video included

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The Supreme Court ruling included interpretations of the law that worry at least one Four State sheriff.

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Petition Boycotting TAMKO Gathers 2,000 Signatures Video included

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An organization looking to protect middle class Missourians is taking a stand against TAMKO. The group claims the company's president and CEO is funding attacks on working families. 

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EPA Issues Grant To Fund Replacement Missouri School Buses Video included

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The EPA is issuing a grant that will fund replacement Missouri school buses.

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MSSU Pursues Switch to Self-Insurance Video included

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  Missouri Southern State University develops plans to make the switch to being self-insured. The change could have an impact on the university financially.

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Taxpayers Could Be Forced To Pay For Carl Junction Resident's New Fence Video included

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At least $9,000 is at stake.

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Cyclists serve MS patient while in town Video included

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As if biking across the US was not physically-tasking enough, the "Bike the US for MS" group picks up service projects wherever they can. They aim to serve the needs of those suffering from the disease they're riding for. While in Pittsburg, the 20 cyclists plus crew members split into two groups to do projects at different locations within Pittsburg. Mike Swan, a cyclist from Minneapolis, helped out former PSU professor, current multiple sclerosis patient Tonya Brown's Wal...

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Waiting Lists Grow at Big Brothers Big Sisters Video included

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Crawford County is struggling to find volunteers. the non-profit serves about 60 children, or "littles". but there are dozens more still waiting for their own "big".  

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Firework Retailers Enjoy Monday 4th of July Video included

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The 4th of July falls on a Monday this year, It may not sound as great as a Friday or Saturday, but it's good news for retailers

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Joplin Police: Woman Robbed At Gunpoint On Store Parking Lot Video included

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Joplin police say there have been 30 robberies so far this year, and there were 85 robberies last year.

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Seneca Police Pursuing Extradition Of Two Armed Robbery Suspects Video included

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 Police have identified the suspects as 30-year-old Leslie Ann Beasley of Joplin and 38-year-old Christopher Shannon DeWeese of Webb City.

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Oklahoma 6 Year Old Diagnosed With Cancer Gets 30 Years Worth of Birthday Presents In a Month Video included

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A Quapaw, Oklahoma 6 yr.old Jaelee Munson was diagnosed with cancer in April.

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  • Joplin Schools announces leadership positions

    Joplin Schools announces leadership positions

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 3:18 PM EDT2016-06-29 19:18:02 GMT
    Joplin Schools announced today that Dr. Kerry Sachetta has been named the new assistant superintendent of operations for the district, and Brandon Webb has been named human resources director. Both positions begin July 1, 2016. As the assistant superintendent of operations, Dr. Sachetta will oversee the operational departments of the district including facilities, food service, transportation, technology, and safety. He will also oversee athletics and other responsibilities as needed...More >>
    Joplin Schools announced today that Dr. Kerry Sachetta has been named the new assistant superintendent of operations for the district, and Brandon Webb has been named human resources director. Both positions begin July 1, 2016. As the assistant superintendent of operations, Dr. Sachetta will oversee the operational departments of the district including facilities, food service, transportation, technology, and safety. He will also oversee athletics and other responsibilities as needed...More >>
  • Death At Simmons Mill Feed; Statement From COO

    Death At Simmons Mill Feed; Statement From COO

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 1:17 PM EDT2016-06-29 17:17:44 GMT
    The death of a worker at the Simmons Feed Mill occurred in Fairland, OK. According to Police, the incident occurred in the overnight hours of June 28th. Early reports indicate the worker fell from at least three stories causing his death. # # # Statement from Simmons Prepared Foods: "We are devastated by the death of a team member at our Fairland facility. Our immediate priority is to wholeheartedly support and comfort the family during this tragic time. Simmons is ...More >>
    The death of a worker at the Simmons Feed Mill occurred in Fairland, OK. According to Police, the incident occurred in the overnight hours of June 28th. Early reports indicate the worker fell from at least three stories causing his death. # # # Statement from Simmons Prepared Foods: "We are devastated by the death of a team member at our Fairland facility. Our immediate priority is to wholeheartedly support and comfort the family during this tragic time. Simmons is ...More >>
  • Former Joplin Little League President Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme

    Former Joplin Little League President Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme

    Tuesday, June 28 2016 4:42 PM EDT2016-06-28 20:42:15 GMT
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the former president of the Joplin South Little League has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing approximately $50,000 from the Joplin, Mo., organization. Diane L. Heikkila, 41, of Joplin, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Monday, June 27, 2016, to a federal information that charges her with wire fraud. By plead...More >>
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the former president of the Joplin South Little League has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing approximately $50,000 from the Joplin, Mo., organization. Diane L. Heikkila, 41, of Joplin, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Monday, June 27, 2016, to a federal information that charges her with wire fraud. By plead...More >>
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  • Pitt State recognized for stadium safety and security efforts

    Pitt State recognized for stadium safety and security efforts

    Thursday, June 16 2016 3:01 PM EDT2016-06-16 19:01:55 GMT
    With an average attendance somewhere between 9,000 and 10,000 fans, Pittsburg State University’s Carnie Smith Stadium is one of the top three Division II football venues in the nation. PSU officials are equally proud that the facility has also been honored for the university’s leadership in addressing safety and security issues at the stadium. Pitt State will receive the Facility of Merit Award at the 2016 National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Co...More >>
    With an average attendance somewhere between 9,000 and 10,000 fans, Pittsburg State University’s Carnie Smith Stadium is one of the top three Division II football venues in the nation. PSU officials are equally proud that the facility has also been honored for the university’s leadership in addressing safety and security issues at the stadium. Pitt State will receive the Facility of Merit Award at the 2016 National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Co...More >>
  • 20 Lions Earn MIAA Academic Honors for Cross Country and Track & Field

    20 Lions Earn MIAA Academic Honors for Cross Country and Track & Field

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 5:01 PM EDT2016-05-25 21:01:44 GMT
    Twenty Missouri Southern Lions earned MIAA Academic Honors in Cross Country and Track & Field as announced by the MIAA Office on May 23, 2016. Leading the way for the Lions were Sierra Gray, Emily Harris, Brittani Reagan, and Jeff Fraley who all earned MIAA Scholar Athlete honors. In order to obtain MIAA Scholar Athlete honors the student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA while earning All-MIAA honors in their sport. Three hundred and eighty MIAA ...More >>
    Twenty Missouri Southern Lions earned MIAA Academic Honors in Cross Country and Track & Field as announced by the MIAA Office on May 23, 2016. Leading the way for the Lions were Sierra Gray, Emily Harris, Brittani Reagan, and Jeff Fraley who all earned MIAA Scholar Athlete honors. In order to obtain MIAA Scholar Athlete honors the student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA while earning All-MIAA honors in their sport. Three hundred and eighty MIAA ...More >>
  • Gorski, Hoffman Highlight Baseball Lions on MIAA Academic Honor Roll

    Gorski, Hoffman Highlight Baseball Lions on MIAA Academic Honor Roll

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 4:59 PM EDT2016-05-25 20:59:35 GMT
    Missouri Southern Baseball had eight of its players named to the 2016 MIAA Academic Honor Roll today. Senior Chris Hoffman and junior Richie Gorski led the Lions as they also earned MIAA Scholar Athlete honors for maintaining a 3.5 or better GPA and were named All-MIAA for the 2016 baseball season. Gorski had a GPA of 3.68 in Kinesiology while earning second team All-MIAA honors as a utility player for the Lions this past season. Gorski, a native of Streamwood, Il...More >>
    Missouri Southern Baseball had eight of its players named to the 2016 MIAA Academic Honor Roll today. Senior Chris Hoffman and junior Richie Gorski led the Lions as they also earned MIAA Scholar Athlete honors for maintaining a 3.5 or better GPA and were named All-MIAA for the 2016 baseball season. Gorski had a GPA of 3.68 in Kinesiology while earning second team All-MIAA honors as a utility player for the Lions this past season. Gorski, a native of Streamwood, Il...More >>

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