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Hundreds of Laws Take Effect in Missouri, Including Access to Opioid Overdose Antidote

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More than 100 laws go into effect today in Missouri. One could help save lives, allowing families and emergency personnel to better help a person overdosing on opioids. 

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Restaurant week wraps up

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One of Joplin's food pantries is getting loads of canned goods from area restaurants.  Today marks the end of JOMO restaurant week. Local eateries like Carmines Pizza offered discounts to visitors who brought in non perishable food items that will be donated to Crosslines ministries in Joplin. This years collection was timed to coincide with kids going back to school as families rely on the food pantry for supplies.  "Restaurant week was very good we had a great turno... More>>

Photo Shoot Focuses on Breastfeeding Month

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August is world breast feeding month, and local mothers celebrate with a photo shoot. A group of local mothers tried to shake the sexualizing of breast-feeding by having a photo shoot at Landreth Park Sunday. 

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Community contributes at East Town Mural

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The East Town Mural sits at Joplin's intersection of Broadway and Mineral streets and is a piece of pride for all those who contributed. Artist Devon Estes is a professor at Missouri Southern and wanted the mural to serve as a metaphor for the people in East Town. Large painted hummingbirds scale the wall of an old white building, formerly a grocery store. "Well, really what we wanted to do was bring people together. and to have people remember all the great things about East T... More>>

Hundreds Come to Joplin for Hamfest

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Hundreds of amateur radio enthusiasts from all over the region were in Joplin this afternoon for Hamfest hosted by the Joplin Amateur Radio Club. It’s an opportunity for vendors to show off new products and for people to buy sell and trade different radio parts. 

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Parents Get Information for if a Child Goes Missing

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Nearly 2000 children are reported missing or abducted in the US each day. A local masonic lodge helps to better prepare parents in case they find themselves in that situation. The Missouri Child Identification Program, or MO Chip, gathers all of the information police would need if a child goes missing.

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Mercy Park Opens in Joplin

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Joplin residents can now enjoy 16 more acres of land within city limits. Mercy Park officially opened this morning with a ribbon cutting. Residents are already walking on the trails and enjoying the views.

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Deadline up for 20th Street overpass

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Construction to the 20th Street overpass by Joplin High School has been going on for over a year. The deadline on the contract for completing the project is August 27. For every day the company goes past the deadline, the company will pay the city a daily fine of $2800 to $2900. "Starting on August 27, the contract goes into liquidated damages and that means because the contractor is late, they'll be paying somewhere between $2800 and $2900 a day for being late," city of Jo... More>>

Jake's Fireworks Impacted by Louisiana Flooding, Helping Community

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Flooding in Louisiana has killed 13 people and damaged tens of thousands of homes and businesses. One business has roots in Pittsburg, Kansas. 

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Pittsburg native hired to lead Lord's Diner Video included

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(PITTSBURG, KS) - Pittsburg native Matt O'Malley has been hired by the Catholic Diocese of Wichita to oversee the operations of the Lord's Diner. The Diocese of Wichita announced in May that a Pittsburg Lord’s Diner was planned. The Pittsburg Diner, located at 406 N. Locust, will be modeled after the Wichita Diner locations. The two buildings in Pittsburg now being renovated were chosen for their accessibility and because of the need for minimal construction. The mission of th...

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Neosho Business Owners Sign to Participate in International Trade Video included

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  A signing ceremony was held at the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce to officially make the Neosho Industrial Park a foreign trade zone.

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Anderson Elementary Wing Dedicated to Needs of Students with Autism Video included

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With more children being diagnosed on the autism spectrum, a local school district dedicates classrooms to focus on their special needs.

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Schifferdecker Golf Course Investments Paying Off Video included

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Workers at Joplin's Schifferdecker Golf Course say recent investments are starting to paying off

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Trail Connecting MSSU to Northpark Mall Area Closer to Reality Video included

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FEMA rules regarding flood plains put a temporary halt to plans for a trail connecting Missouri Southern State University to Northpark mall. The project started in 2013. But the ball is rolling again.

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FEMA Presents New Flood Maps for Northeast Oklahoma Video included

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Tribal leaders, city officials, and members of the community all came out to the Miami Civic Center for a presentation on the new maps as well as give their input.

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Kansas Adopts Service for Crime Victims Video included

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Sheriff's departments across Kansas are implementing a new system to notify crime victims of the status of their offenders.

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MSSU Board of Governors Approves Switch to Self-Funded Insurance Video included

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A big change in insurance at Missouri Southern State University designed to save its five hundred and thirty-eight employees money. The MSSU board of governors unanimously  said yes to a switch to a partially self- funded insurance plan. 

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Carthage Schools Introduce High-Impact Classrooms That Can Withstand EF-5 Tornadoes Video included

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Carthage elementary schools introduce new storm shelter classrooms to students and faculty.

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United Way bus could leave Pittsburg Video included

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The United Way bus may be having its last summer in Pittsburg. The "Success by 6" lend-and-learn library visits Pittsburg's Schlanger Park every other Tuesday morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Typically. 6 or 7 children come through to rent an educational toy and receive a free book each week. United Way wants to increase that figure to around 15 children to justify funds needed to continue the service in Pittsburg. "By the time we put gas in the bus and time and travel, ... More>>

Proposed Joplin Budget Projects Deficit

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City officials in Joplin are looking at the city's first deficit budget in more than 15 years.

 

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Pitt State Adds Extra Shuttle to it's "Gorilla Shuttle" Service Video included

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Pittsburg State University is adding another shuttle bus to its already popular shuttle service.

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Summer '16 JOMO Restaurant Week kicks off Video included

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Back-to-school means bare shelves at Crosslines food pantry, because clients are using their funds elsewhere and turning to the pantry more. JOMO Restaurant Week aims to help replenish those shelves. Held twice a year at times when supply is low, 21 local restaurants participate and incentivize for customers to give back while eating local. "We recognize the need to fill the pantries at a crucial time. I mean this is the end of summer, people typically think about the pantry ov...

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Joplin Shooting Survivor Who Wasn't Expected To Live Speaks About Recovery Video included

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The survivor had only two liters of blood in his body when he was rushed to the hospital, and he was given 18 units of blood.

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Sammons Charged Video included

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The Cherokee County Attorney files charges against Jacoby Sammons, who's accused of robbing a couple and trying to run over an officer with his truck.  

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Lowe's Employees Build Wheelchair Ramp for Local Woman in Need

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A group of Lowe’s employees help to make a local woman more comfortable in her home. Today, working on home improvements as she recovers from an accident that left her paralyzed.

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Local gymnast gets rare opportunity

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Ten-year-old Anna Pearl Stanley is bouncy in all forms of the word; a spunky girl with an enormous talent.  Stanley got the rare opportunity to make TOPS national testing, an acronym for Talent Opportunity Program which discovers young athletes. After passing state testing, the top 100 athletes in each age group from around the country are invited to test at the National Team Training Center. Stanley is among them, and the first gymnast from Amplify Gymnastics in Duquesne to rec... More>>

Pittsburg State University Students Move In

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It’s that time of year for students to start thinking about school. Pittsburg State University's campus was bustling today as students moved back into the dorms. 

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  • Downtown Pttisburg Bridal Crawl - September 9th

    Downtown Pttisburg Bridal Crawl - September 9th

    Thursday, August 25 2016 4:39 PM EDT2016-08-25 20:39:50 GMT
    In the past five years, Downtown Pittsburg has seen a revitalization: Businesses and restaurants have opened, special events have taken root, and beautification efforts have bloomed. Now, one of the largest entities in the downtown area, historic Memorial Auditorium at 503 N. Pine, is planning a unique, first-ever event in order to showcase itself and Downtown Pittsburg as a destination for everything a bride and groom could dream of leading up to their wedding. The area’s fir...More >>
    In the past five years, Downtown Pittsburg has seen a revitalization: Businesses and restaurants have opened, special events have taken root, and beautification efforts have bloomed. Now, one of the largest entities in the downtown area, historic Memorial Auditorium at 503 N. Pine, is planning a unique, first-ever event in order to showcase itself and Downtown Pittsburg as a destination for everything a bride and groom could dream of leading up to their wedding. The area’s fir...More >>
  • Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival Seeks Vendors

    Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival Seeks Vendors

    Thursday, August 25 2016 4:31 PM EDT2016-08-25 20:31:59 GMT
    The Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that they are now seeking vendors for the upcoming 19th Annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival. The all-day festival will be held in Center Creek Park on Saturday, September 24. The annual festival attracts over 15,000 people to the free admission, family-oriented event. Bands and food vendors are already booked, but arts & crafts vendor applications are now being accepted. Twenty crafts spaces are still available. Booth f...More >>
    The Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that they are now seeking vendors for the upcoming 19th Annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival. The all-day festival will be held in Center Creek Park on Saturday, September 24. The annual festival attracts over 15,000 people to the free admission, family-oriented event. Bands and food vendors are already booked, but arts & crafts vendor applications are now being accepted. Twenty crafts spaces are still available. Booth f...More >>
  • Public Open House to discuss widening of East Zora Avenue set for August 30

    Public Open House to discuss widening of East Zora Avenue set for August 30

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 4:43 PM EDT2016-08-24 20:43:15 GMT
    Widening Zora Avenue from Range Line Road to I-49 is one of the Capital Improvements projects passed by Joplin voters in 2014, and City officials are seeking input on the design of this project. An Open House Public Meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30 in Room K120 of College Heights Christian Church located at 4311 Newman Road.  Those attending should enter from the west side of the building coming from Lot F and entering Door #1...More >>
    Widening Zora Avenue from Range Line Road to I-49 is one of the Capital Improvements projects passed by Joplin voters in 2014, and City officials are seeking input on the design of this project. An Open House Public Meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30 in Room K120 of College Heights Christian Church located at 4311 Newman Road.  Those attending should enter from the west side of the building coming from Lot F and entering Door #1...More >>
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  • Mite bite outbreak in the four states

    Mite bite outbreak in the four states

    Thursday, September 24 2015 6:38 PM EDT2015-09-24 22:38:58 GMT
    Crawford county was the first place itch mites broke out in 2004, and, they're back again this year. Fifteen counties throughout Kansas and Missouri have been hit."We had the environment for them to grow this year, we had the cooler weather, we had the moisture, just like we had in 2004, so we think that's a key factor in their resurgence," Crawford County Health officer Janis Goedeke said.The mites may disguise themselves as other ailments like bed bugs, and some kids are be...More >>
    Crawford county was the first place itch mites broke out in 2004, and, they're back again this year. Fifteen counties throughout Kansas and Missouri have been hit."We had the environment for them to grow this year, we had the cooler weather, we had the moisture, just like we had in 2004, so we think that's a key factor in their resurgence," Crawford County Health officer Janis Goedeke said.The mites may disguise themselves as other ailments like bed bugs, and some kids are be...More >>
  • Photo Shoot Focuses on Breastfeeding Month

    Photo Shoot Focuses on Breastfeeding Month

    Sunday, August 28 2016 5:19 PM EDT2016-08-28 21:19:53 GMT

    August is world breast feeding month, and local mothers celebrate with a photo shoot. A group of local mothers tried to shake the sexualizing of breast-feeding by having a photo shoot at Landreth Park Sunday. 

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    August is world breast feeding month, and local mothers celebrate with a photo shoot. A group of local mothers tried to shake the sexualizing of breast-feeding by having a photo shoot at Landreth Park Sunday. 

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  • Hundreds of Laws Take Effect in Missouri, Including Access to Opioid Overdose Antidote

    Hundreds of Laws Take Effect in Missouri, Including Access to Opioid Overdose Antidote

    Sunday, August 28 2016 8:12 PM EDT2016-08-29 00:12:33 GMT

    More than 100 laws go into effect today in Missouri. One could help save lives, allowing families and emergency personnel to better help a person overdosing on opioids. 

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    More than 100 laws go into effect today in Missouri. One could help save lives, allowing families and emergency personnel to better help a person overdosing on opioids. 

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  • High School Football Scoreboard 8/26

    High School Football Scoreboard 8/26

    Friday, August 26 2016 11:50 PM EDT2016-08-27 03:50:49 GMT
    The Neosho cheer squad witnessed a come-from-behind, 25-20 victory by the Wildcats over visiting Ozark tonight.The Neosho cheer squad witnessed a come-from-behind, 25-20 victory by the Wildcats over visiting Ozark tonight.

    Scores from Friday, Aug. 26

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    Scores from Friday, Aug. 26

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  • High School Football Scoreboard 8/19

    High School Football Scoreboard 8/19

    Friday, August 19 2016 11:51 PM EDT2016-08-20 03:51:26 GMT
    Carl Junction head coach Doug Buckmaster speaks to his team on the field after huge Central Ozark Conference-Large Division debut (photo by Andi Sioteco)Carl Junction head coach Doug Buckmaster speaks to his team on the field after huge Central Ozark Conference-Large Division debut (photo by Andi Sioteco)

    Carl Junction 23, Webb City 7 Lamar 50, Cassville 0  Diamond 24, Pierce City 14 Glendale 61, Joplin 31 Salem 26, McDonald County 6 Neosho 42, Branson 21 Seneca 41, Nevada 14 Mountain Grove 35, Aurora 21 Ozark 28, Carthage 14  Lighthouse Christian 37, East Newton 14 Stockton 34, El Dorado Springs 14 Sarcoxie 27, Jasper 12 Lockwood 50, Liberal 21 Reeds Spring 47, Mount Vernon 34

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    Scores from Friday, August 19

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  • Bulldog Stadium Adds 1,000 Seats; Additional Game Details Here

    Bulldog Stadium Adds 1,000 Seats; Additional Game Details Here

    Friday, August 19 2016 2:01 PM EDT2016-08-19 18:01:28 GMT
    Get ready for a new fan experience at Bulldog Stadium! 1,000 additional seats have been added to the home bleachers, a new fan plaza complete with new restrooms, concession stand, dedicated "chair" seating, improved sound system, and a north-end score board. Here are some additional game day details 1. Gates to the stadium will open at 5:30 p.m. 2. Admission is $4.00 Adults and $2.00 Students 3. Spectators will not be allowed in the stadium early to save seats.  4. The...More >>
    Get ready for a new fan experience at Bulldog Stadium! 1,000 additional seats have been added to the home bleachers, a new fan plaza complete with new restrooms, concession stand, dedicated "chair" seating, improved sound system, and a north-end score board. Here are some additional game day details 1. Gates to the stadium will open at 5:30 p.m. 2. Admission is $4.00 Adults and $2.00 Students 3. Spectators will not be allowed in the stadium early to save seats.  4. The...More >>

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