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Students Take Over Radio Station

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Broadcasting students at Pitt State have a new piece of equipment at their disposal, in the form of a 1,000-watt radio tower

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Local poli-sci class has watchful eye on debate Video included

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Dr. William Delehanty teaches political science at Missouri Southern State University. The department is hosting a debate watch party later tonight, but these students are watching the debate with a close eye. Delehanty's department constructed an informal ballot poll during Joplin's most recent Third Thursday celebration, asking passerby's to cast their vote with a ballot on their most favorable candidate. Their findings as well as national polls show the same cards; many undec... More>>

Neighbors, churches take to streets for Joplin's "great day of service" Video included

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The city of Joplin's 15th annual "great day of service" took place this weekend over Saturday and Sunday, where city leaders, neighbors and area churches got their hands dirty to beautify several neighborhoods. "I think anytime the faith community or civic organizations come and are supportive of and work with the city of Joplin, it's a huge plus and win for both sides," Stephen Grindle, Joplin's neighborhood services supervisor said. Impact Life Church helped be... More>>

Neosho Fire and Police Departments Raise Funds for Children's Miracle Network Video included

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Children's Miracle Network Hospitals serve 10 million sick and injured children across North America. Neosho first responders do what they can to help locally, this weekend hitting the streets to raise money and awareness for the cause. Dozens of cars are stopping at the intersection of Highways 60 and 49 despite there being a green light, reaching out a hand to drop spare change into a fireman's boot. The money goes directly to help people like 14 year old Yszabehl Stauffer. “... More>>

Business owner hosts appreciation event

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Mary Grissom owns "Inside Out Designs" at 14th and Virginia and shut down the block Saturday afternoon to show appreciation for those who serve. "We support our police and our fireman, my son's a fireman. We support the veterans, we're just behind them all the way," Grissom said. The event showcased the K-9 unit dogs from Newton County Sheriff's office and Joplin PD. Kids were allowed to come up and interact with the dogs. Proceeds from the day's raffle are to be... More>>

CJ honors 19th annual bluegrass festival

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By now, it's a time-honored tradition in Carl Junction: the 19th annual CJ bluegrass festival put on by the Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. Last year, 12,000-15,000 people filled Center Creek Park to hear the sounds of bluegrass. Numbers for this year are not official yet. "When something is built by tradition, it just naturally grows because first of all, bluegrass music is a big part of our community in this area and this region. I don't really have to look hard to fi... More>>

Alliance hosts downtown dash kids run

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The Alliance of SWMO is encouraging safe and healthy lifestyles in their second annual Downtown Dash fun run for kids. "We call it a fun run for a reason. We want them to go out there and have a good time. Yes there is first, second and third place medals and we want to congratulate those top-place winners but the whole thing we want them to walk away with is get out there, have fun, and do something with your family," communications coordinator Christine Boyd said. About ... More>>

NALA Trains Tutors to Better Serve Low Literate Adults Video included

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30 million adults in the country are low literate. It's a challenge many in the Four States face. Joplin NALA helps adults strengthen their skills, today training tutors to best help those students. 

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20th Street Overpass Set to Open Video included

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The 20th Street overpass in Joplin is expected to improve safety and keep traffic flowing. But some residents and business owners haven't been happy with it. However, that could soon change. The clothing racks at New to Me Consignment are full but customers haven't been in to shop. Owner Donna Bundy says construction on the 20th street overpass is to blame. “It’s just such a heavy construction area that everyone’s tired of it and they don’t know what&rsquo... More>>

Former JPD officer charged with misconduct Video included

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On the morning of December 28, 2015, the Joplin Police Department was made aware of possible misconduct that involved one of the current members of the Police Department. We immediately began an internal investigation into the allegations. During the course of our internal investigation, we learned that the officer had made contact with a female subject that he had previously arrested for DWI. The court case for this charge was still pending in City Court. We located text messages...

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New Mobile Business Comes to Neosho Video included

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A new type of business has opened in Neosho. However, it has no store front. This one's all mobile and its focus is entertainment. 

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Galloway Murder Trial Day 5 Video included

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Crystal Galloway of Scammon, Kansas is on trial for the murder of 59 yr. old Robin Fought. Authorities say he had been stabbed before his truck was set fire north of Columbus.

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Carthage Bilingual Classrooms Successful;Program Expanding Video included

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The Carthage School district continues to grow its bilingual learning opportunities for elementary students.      A program piloted last year with kindergarten and first grades at Fairview elementary now includes 2nd graders. 

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City of Pittsburg Land Bank Encourages Redevelopment

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The City of Pittsburg Land Bank is now open for business, this week releasing a website with all of the properties for sale. It's a way to redevelop unused land in the city. 

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Ottawa County Bridge Deemed Structurally Deficient Can't be Torn Down Video included

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Horse creek bridge in Afton, Oklahoma is listed on the national register of historic places, so it can't just be torn down.

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Construction Begins to Create New MSSU Child Development Center Video included

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Construction Begins to Create New MSSU Child Development Center RE Smith construction crews are in demolition mode. They’re taking down ceilings and walls of the once residential area of the  Joplin Regional Center. MSSU is leasing about two thirds of the building and moving its early childhood development center here.

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"Blessing Box" Mission Grows In Southeast Kansas Video included

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Many people are talking about a new mission they've seen in Pittsburg to care for local people in need.  There's no sign-up sheets, or strict guidelines to become involved.

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Joplin City Council Members Discuss Giving Money To Joplin Area Chamber Of Commerce Video included

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In 2015, state auditors said the City of Joplin was giving too much money towards the chamber.

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Missouri Reacts to Tobacco Tax on November Ballot Video included

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A tobacco tax hike will appear on Missouri's November ballot. The ruling came Tuesday from the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Columbus postmaster completes unique feat Video included

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Judy Adams swears in at the Columbus post office with a unique work history: she's worked at or managed every post office in Cherokee County. Adams began her career in Baxter Springs back when post offices were open seven days a week. Since then, she guesses she's sorted millions of letters." "This accumulates my career and hopefully Columbus will accept me as well as any of the other places I've served," Adams said. Adams has served nearly 40 years for the post offi...

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Deadline Friday to Apply for Superintendent of Joplin Schools Video included

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 A firm helping coordinate the superintendent search for Joplin school district reports thirty people have already applied and twenty more applications are in the works.

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City of Pittsburg, KS Hires Economic Development Firm to Boost Job Variety

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Pittsburg residents believe the key to a good town is good business. Pittsburg transplant Dominique Jackson feels the variety of jobs is vital to Pittsburg's future.

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Local Running Enthusiasts Gear-Up For Possible Marathon Returning To The Area

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There are also talks of moving Joplin's Zerkapalooza music festival to coincide with the Mother Road Marathon.

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Local Girl Scouts Give Back to Elementary School Video included

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McDonald County Girl Scouts give back to their elementary school. They just completed a project that will help younger students with math. 

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Miner's Hall hosts political open house

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Sunday at the Miner's Hall Museum meant celebrating the history of politics in the area with an exhibit and getting more informed on local candidates.  "For me, it's about making sure that our schools get a fair shake, that our kids are on a level playing field with the rest of the state. Making sure that we not only get the first section of Highway 69 but we get the rest of it completed, it's a very important project. We need to make sure that Pitt State is getting a ... More>>

Annual Cat Show Draws Large Crowd

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Cat lovers unite in Joplin this weekend for the annual cat show. 25 different breeds of cats are judged on standards specific to their breed, including head shape, coat length and body structure. 

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Joplin Hosts 2nd Annual Joplin Festival of the Arts

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Behind the paintings, pottery, and performances at the 2nd annual Joplin festival of the arts.. Are artists like Jennifer Leeper. "I love it. Just being able to meet with a variety of people and getting their understanding with what's going on in the arts. Educating people as well as just getting to know others is really enriching." Festival co-chair, Steve Doerr, says despite artists like Leeper. Joplin isn't necessarily known for it's art. He hopes this event can change ... More>>

$20 Million MODOT Program Cut Video included

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The Missouri Moves Program, used to aid areas in transportation improvements, was completely cut Wednesday.

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    Local law enforcement recently joined agencies from six states across the area in a high visibility speed enforcement effort. From Sept. 23-25, three deputies participated in the area’s first Regional Speed Enforcement Campaign. Spearheaded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the State Highway Safety Offices. Officers from city, state and county law enforcement agencies in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas and Oklahoma joined forces to...More >>
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  • Ottawa County Attorney Seeking Whereabouts Of Three Witnesses In A Murder Case

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    Monday, September 26 2016 4:03 PM EDT2016-09-26 20:03:01 GMT

    Ottawa County Attorney Kenny Wright is looking for the whereabouts of three key witnesses in a murder case. Brian "Beau" Bynce, David Chaffe, and Ashley Key are witnesses in the murder case of Caleb Friend.  County Attorney Wright is asking if any has information to please contact Detective Mark Byfield at the Miami Police Department.  Caleb Friend was murdered at his home January 2016.  His sister Kylie Friends and her two friends Brandon...

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    Monday, September 26 2016 3:50 PM EDT2016-09-26 19:50:51 GMT

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  • Wife Of Joplin Shooting Survivor Talks About Shock Then Reality

    Saturday, August 13 2016 6:44 PM EDT2016-08-13 22:44:18 GMT

    "I was in shock.  I just asked if they were going to fix him."

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    "I was in shock.  I just asked if they were going to fix him."

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  • Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reaction

    Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reaction

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 6:08 AM EDT2016-09-27 10:08:03 GMT
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    Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a...More >>
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  • Mall shooting suspect ate with stepfather before attack

    Mall shooting suspect ate with stepfather before attack

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 2:38 AM EDT2016-09-27 06:38:25 GMT
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    A man charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of five people at a Washington state mall shared an early dinner with his stepfather then told him he was headed to his job...More >>
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  • Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

    Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 1:39 AM EDT2016-09-27 05:39:42 GMT
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    A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot...More >>
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