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Early morning fire in Carl Junction

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Carl Junction Fire Dept. worked a structure fire around 3:30 am this morning at 107 Kelly Lane. One person was at the home at the time of the fire. They were able to escape the home safely. The fire started in the garage or attic and the fire marshal is investigating. The house is a total loss. More>>

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CVR Refining State Regarding Coffeyville Refinery Incident

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COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (July 29, 2014) – CVR Refining confirms that at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 29, 2014, a fire was reported at the Coffeyville refinery’s isomerization unit.The fire was extinguished at approximately 1:18 a.m.A shutdown of the refinery was conducted. Four employees were injured and have been transported to the hospital. Identities of the four employees and further information have not been released. All other employees are accounted for at this time. Initial reports indic... More>>

Northpark Mall and BLUE JEANS GO GREEN " Lose Your Blues Recycling Drive

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Joplin, MO - Northpark Mall and Blue Jeans Go Green™ Invite you to Lose Your BluesDenim Recycling Drive Benefits Communities in Need from July 28-August 31 Northpark Mall, in collaboration with Cotton Incorporated, invites you to Lose Your Blues by contributing your old blue jeans and any other denim apparel items to the Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program. From July 28 through August 31, simply drop off your denim for recycling in the designated receptacle in the Food Court. Denim ... More>>

Joplin High School to celebrate opening with record-long ribbon Video included

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The doors to the new Joplin High School will open for students on August 25, making the once far away finish line for the rebuilding work very close.
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Local food pantries struggle to meet increased demands Video included

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With the ending of free summer lunch programs, local food pantries are seeing an increase in demand. More>>

Man and his rescued dog stop in Joplin along cross-country trip Video included

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Missouri is the 24th state he's crossed. More>>

Carthage School District dealing with substitute teacher shortage Video included

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According to the assistant superintendent, substitute teachers were used about 4,200 days district-wide the last school year. More>>

Postal Railcar Moves to Redings Mill to Become Ice Cream Shop Video included

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From mining,to ice cream....Redings mill has a lot of history within its village.  Today a new piece of history made its way into the town. More>>

MSSU Choral Society performs summer patriotic concert

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Webb City, Missouri hosts a red, white and blue clad choir for an annual patriot summer concert.  More>>

Nearly 500 Cherokee County residents turn out to another public meeting on proposed landfill Video included

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Cherokee County residents concerned about a proposed landfill hold another public meeting. Around 500 people turned out tonight to Riverton High School. The audience was encouraged to sign two petitions. More>>

Visually impaired kids aim for the bull's-eye at Trek Tech Camp Video included

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Some say it takes perfect vision to hit the bull's-eye in archery, but that was not the case for the visually impaired and blind children at Trek Tech Camp this week at the Greenbush Retreat Center outside Girard, Kansas. More>>

Legal Ruling Victory for Former Picher, OK Residents Wanting Class Action Lawsuit Against Appraisal co.

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A Court victory for former Picher, Oklahoma residents. A federal court rules that a class action lawsuit by the former Picher residents against the company that did appraisals in the town buyout can move forward. The ruling Thursday affirms a lower courts decision. The more than two hundred-fifty residents can sue collectively. The voluntary buyout involved nearly nine hundred properties and cost nearly $45 million dollars. Residents contend the appraisal company undervalued properties prior ... More>>

Cassville Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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A Cassville, Missouri man is dead after losing control of his motorcycle while passing another vehicle. The bike left the road and overturned ejecting him. 60 year old Mickey Austin was killed around Noon Saturday in the crash about three miles south of Cassville on Highway 112. More>>

Dance enthusiasts gather in Pittsburg for National Dance Day event

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Hosted by the the Y Academy of Dance at the Pittsburg Family YMCA, the half-day event attracted participants of all ages to move to the music.National Dance Day was founded in 2010 by the founder of the show "So You Think You Can Dance. More>>

Four State kids make peanut milk while learning about George Washington Carver's influence today Video included

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Some kids in the Four States now know how to make their own peanut milk, a firsthand learning experience of George Washington Carver's laboratory experiments. More>>

Carthage Crisis Center serves both victims of violence and heat

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The Carthage Crisis Center is serving both victims of violence and heat. The center relies completely on contributions, such as the $835 donation given this morning by the Southwest Missouri Stang Gang. More>>

Screening clinic held to determine whether children are eligible for treatment at Shriner's Hospital

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In conjunction with today's Kansas Shrine Bowl, some children in the Four States got screened to see if they are eligible for treatment at a Shriner's hospital. Each child who attended the screening clinic this morning at Mirza Shrine Temple in Pittsburg had an exam with a doctor at no cost. More>>

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    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:35:58 GMT
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  • Jays send Hendriks, Kratz to Royals for Valencia

    Jays send Hendriks, Kratz to Royals for Valencia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:34:04 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia.The deal between playoff contenders was announced as the Blue Jays were starting their game in Boston on Monday night.The 29-year-old Valencia hit .282 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 36 games for Kansas City. He also has played for Minnesota, Boston and Baltimore.Kratz will join the Royals for Tuesday night's game against Minnesota and Hen...More >>
    BOSTON (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia.The deal between playoff contenders was announced as the Blue Jays were starting their game in Boston on Monday night.The 29-year-old Valencia hit .282 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 36 games for Kansas City. He also has played for Minnesota, Boston and Baltimore.Kratz will join the Royals for Tuesday night's game against Minnesota and Hen...More >>
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    The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association has announced a partnership with Stretch Internet® to provide streaming of conference events. Stretch will partner with the league and members institutions to broadcast all conference football and men’s and women’s basketball games as well as selected other conference events. .
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    Pitt State Football to Host Fifth Annual Ladies Night at the Pitt

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     Pittsburg State football will host its Fifth Annual Ladies Night at the Pitt on Saturday, August 16 beginning at 5 p.m.More >>
     Pittsburg State football will host its Fifth Annual Ladies Night at the Pitt on Saturday, August 16 beginning at 5 p.m.More >>
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