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Two local families connected through organ donation Video included


A celebration of life binds united two local families. The two families were brought together by the gift of an organ donation. More>>


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Students at Erie Elementary learn lessons in sustainable gardening Video included


Little hands making a big impact. Fourth and fifth grade students at Erie Elementary are working to get their plants prepped for their big produce sale. More>>

Owner of the Joplin Blasters searches for new developer for Joe Becker Stadium


Joplin's new independent professional baseball team The Blasters will soon call Joe Becker Stadium home, but stadium developments might have hit a small road block. Property developer Michael Wray is no longer a partner with the team's owner, the Suarez Group. Wray was originally hired to construct parking lots and retail plaza in front of the stadium. More>>

Newton County Extension Center seeks donations to cover cost of moving locations Video included


The Missouri University Extension Service has been serving Newton County for that past 100 years.The center is now asking for financial support to help cover the cost of moving locations this summer. More>>

Tree planting at MSSU Video included


Earth Day was celebrated Tuesday on the Missouri Southern campus. The university's Biology Club hosted a tree planting event. More>>

Former Weir woman sentenced to 11 years for illegal sex acts with a child


The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in 2011, after receiving information that Melissa Coles, 37 of Weir, Kansas, had committed illegal sexual acts with a child under the age of 14. The offenses occurred between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. More>>

Joplin Blasters official team name for Independent baseball team Video included


Joplin's professional baseball team is one-step closer to stepping on the mound. Today the team announced the winner of it's "name the team" contest, and revealed the organization's logo. More>>

Joplin will soon see more safe rooms for students and general public Video included


Construction is nearing completion for buildings that will soon provide the city of Joplin with more coverage during severe weather. More>>

Local Business Reopens After Owner Returns from Afghanistan Video included


A Four-State business reopens after almost a year, while it's owner was working in Afghanistan. Zelton Tedder is an Army Veteran who served in Korea. Tedder continues to work overseas as an Independent Contractor. After leaving Iraq in 2011 the Florida native settled in Pittsburg, where he opened up Sgt. Vacuum. "I decided to stop getting shot at and open a store. So here I am," Tedder said.But after only four months of business the military called once again, this time for a job in Afghanist... More>>

Local church offers free Easter meal for community Video included


The Easter holiday is a time when churches celebrate Jesus's resurrection with morning services and dinners. But one local church is hoping to spread Jesus's message even be The Easter holiday is a time when churches celebrate Jesus's resurrection with morning services and dinners. But one local church is hoping to spread Jesus's message even beyond this day.yond this day. More>>

Study on sleep aid Ambien has doctors and patients weighing options


The popular sleep aid medication Ambien can be raising the risk of heart attack by 50 % for some who take it, that's according to a recent study presented to the American Heart Association. More>>

50 thousand eggs at hunt in Miami


Great weather today for kids to grab up some of 50 thousand eggs during a tremendous Easter event. The Miami high school soccer fields were covered with spring colored eggs for the Miami first assembly e-14 egg hunt. Kids as young as toddlers up to those age twelve were able to get their hands on the eggs filled with toys and chocolate. While the event is fun for the whole family, organizers from The Miami First Assembly Church,want kids to take away more than just a few treats but a remin... More>>

Carthage couple celebrates marriage and fulfills bucket list wish Video included


A Carthage couple celebrates their marriage and fulfills a bucket list wish. Thanks to donations from the community, their wedding was planned in one week. More>>

Producers gather at new Pittsburg Farmers' Market location Video included


Housed in a new location this year, this year's market offers goods and wares from local artists, bakers and organic farmers. More>>

Vibrant colors light up the afternoon at PSU Video included


It was a rainbow in a different form at the Pittsburg State Indian Student Association's Festival of Colors. More>>

Local author publishes fiction book based on real life experiences Video included


A new book written by a local woman targets issues that many are afraid to discuss. More>>

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