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LaQuinta Inn & Suites to be built in Pittsburg

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Pittsburg will offer another lodging option soon.  More>>

Volunteers Host Harry Potter Camp to Fundraise for Camp Mintahama Video included

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Girl Scouts compete in a game of Quidditch... More>>

Copper Wire Thieves Target Local Manufacturing Business Video included

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Copper wire thieves target a steel manufacturing plant that has operated in Joplin for more than fifty years. But the costs of the crime are compounded by the vandalism required to get it and police say it’s not an easy crime to solve.  More>>

City Manager: Joplin Blasters attendance could be up Video included

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"When attendance picks up over time, I think attendance will be where it needs to be, from a team perspective, to continue," says Joplin's city manager. More>>

Squirrel statue stolen from Briarbrook Video included

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Golfers were focused on their games, but something is noticeably missing from the 17th hole. Briarbrook Country Club members have been going nuts over a stolen squirrel statue.“It’s just a nice something or other, not a lot of places have carvings of things, and when you put something out there nice for people you just want people to leave things alone," says General Manager and head golf professional Mark Tackkett.The squirrel carving had been in its place for 3 years... More>>

Ten sisters reunite with music Video included

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It was a foot-tapping, sing-along kind of day at the Oswego Senior Center.United by a love of music.. More>>

Joplin Man Charged with Exposing Himself to Teen Delivering Phone Books for Band Fundraiser Video included

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booster fundraiser that has students going door to door  leads to the arrest of a Joplin resident.     Many fund-raising groups avoid door to door sales for the safety of children.      Joplin high school band members raise money through phone book deliveries which some consider a safer option.    But authorities say one encounter forced a student to put safety guidelines into action.You’ll notice names and numbers books... More>>

Volunteers set aside time during heat of day to help homeless Video included

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The event is sponsored by the Economic Security Corporation. More>>

Residents question why Joplin hasn't used grant money for train depot renovations Video included

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City officials say contrary to growing rumors, there are no public funds for the project. More>>

Going to School Means Required Shots for Young and Older Students:T-DAP

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   School supplies aren't the only thing some kids need before heading back to school.      School and health officials are urging families to act now to get booster shots to avoid being turned away on the first day of classes.    More>>

Construction Crews Work on Pitsco Sunflower Trail in Pittsburg

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Construction crews have been hard at work... More>>

Oklahoma Earthquake felt in Joplin

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Did it feel a little shaky on Schifferdecker a little before one o'clock today? Discombobulated in Duenweg? Was it a bit rocky on Rangeline? More>>

#50State7Days: Complete

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They also donned Americana onesies, donated to them by the Christmas sweater group "Tipsy Elves" who appeared on Shark Tank.Their journey began in Maine and they traveled through the continental United States before boarding a plane for... More>>

Deadly accidents prompt warnings for swimmers in creeks and rivers Video included

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The Redings Mill Fire Protection Agency has responded to six water-related rescues on Shoal Creek since June, a high number for the department. More>>

Neosho Man Rescued After Nearly Drowning in Shoal Creek

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Sergeant Jason Pace with the Missouri... More>>

Shoal Creek's Current is More Deceiving Than It Looks

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The manager of Water’s Edge campground... More>>

NEO Graduate Embarks On World Race to 11 Countries in 11 Months

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A recent NEO graduate ditches the comfort of American life to spend almost a year living out a backpack helping others across the globe. 24- year-old Caleb Owens will travel with a squad of 37 other young adults on the World Race, a missionary program that takes travelers to 11 countries in 11 months. The missionaries will help serve communities in developing countries, doing construction work, minister to sex trafficking victims, and visit kids in orphanages. "Honestly I want to ... More>>

5 Year Old Drowns in Floating Accident on Shoal Creek

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A Webb City boy drowns while floating on Shoal Creek.  Five year old Anthony Martinez was in a kayak with his mother, Kayla Martinez when the kayak hit a submerged log and overturned. The child was trapped. The boy was receiving CPR when a medical helicopter landed on the sandbar where they had hit the log.  The child was transported to Freeman Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  More>>

Kids Celebrate the End of the Summer Reading Season at Joplin Library

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Kids and parents mark the end of the... More>>

Local Church Raises Money for Veteran Ministry

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The Duenweg Assembly of God Church sells... More>>

Shoppers Bargain Hunt at Carthage's Summer Sidewalk Sale

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Shoppers look for big bargains on... More>>

Mo State Senator Paul LeVota Resigns in the Midst of Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Press release:State Senator ResignsJEFFERSON CITY — State Senator Paul LeVota, D-Independence, has released the following statement:My conduct has been called into question relating to the intern program in the Missouri Senate and even though there has been no proof of any wrongdoing, the media attention is a distraction to doing the people’s work.  As I stated before, I did not engage in any inappropriate activities with any intern in the Missouri Senate and a thoroug... More>>

Hula Hoop Dance Class

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The hula hoop. A device made for kids on playgrounds, now being used by adults on the dance floor. More>>

Summer real estate booms Video included

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The real estate market is reaping the benefits from the economic recovery. Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate of the past eight years. So much that the availability of property is having trouble keeping up with the demand.Local realtor Shelly Hildebrandt credits the preparedness of the buyer and seller alike.“It seems like there was a little bit of a scare there early on in the year that the rates might go up, but we just haven’t seen that. So I think p... More>>

Park-Goers React to Vandalism at Cunningham Park Video included

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Gary Orton walks his dog almost every... More>>

Vernon County 911 Dispatch Center Seeks Stable Funding by Half Cent Sales Tax Increase Video included

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In an emergency every second counts... More>>

Neosho School Board Discusses New Junior High Video included

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The Neosho school board this evening discussed design plans for a new junior high school. The design is based largely on input from teachers, parents and architects. More>>

Allen County land battle Video included

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The Monarch Cement Company has filed for a conditional use permit to excavate 241 acres in Allen County. The acreage is currently zoned for agriculture, in part due to its deep, rich soil.Farmers in Allen county are upset at the possible loss of farm-able land. Once land is mined, it will never return to a farm-able state. Monarch’s application for the land included an estimate: that they’d be able to mine the land for the next 80 years.Marilyn Jenkins owns the land next to... More>>

Creating livable streets in 4 states Video included

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“The reason I'm here is because I work for a firm that designs the elements and the infrastructure that would go into a livable street. So, any opportunity to advance our knowledge and education of that to be helpful for the community is definitely beneficial for our compa... More>>

Blind and low vision youth experience new technology and adventure at a special camp Video included

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  Twelve youth from the four state area are tapping into serious technology at Trek Tech camp held at the Greenbush Education Service center that could change their lives.  More>>

FIRST LOOK: Pittsburg Community Theatre's Sets the Stage for "Evita"

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From age seven to seventy performers light... More>>

Child's death raises concerns about furniture safety

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"The way it happened, the odds were very highly against it, but just the way it happened unfortunately it took the child's life," says Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan. More>>

State prisoners to Labette county jail

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Each inmate brings about $35 per day to the county. Sheriff Robert Sims has been working on the contracting for over a year.  More>>

Breaking Windows to Save Children

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You see a locked car, closed windows, a child inside with no parents in sight.What do you do? More>>

Drowning death in Mulberry City Park

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After a 911 call in the early hours of Tuesday morning, crews arrived to Mulberry City Park Lake where they found a white 1997 GMC Sonoma truck submerged.  More>>

Police: Semi-truck driver may have saved well-being of dog

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"...this person is not even from around here, so he's going above and beyond reporting something," says a police officer. More>>

Teachers hope new interim Joplin schools superintendent brings change

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"...what I'm seeing is, there's a gap between the frequent voter, the teacher, the parent, and student performance," says the new interim superintendent. More>>

Shetland Ponies Compete in "Pony Pull" at the Labette County Fair

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Shetland Ponies pull their little hearts out.... More>>

County commissioners say no to Galena landfill

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The BOCC is unable to "take necessary action to complete the Landfill application... More>>

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  • Joplin BOE seeking Eagle Legacy Award Nominations

    Joplin BOE seeking Eagle Legacy Award Nominations

    Friday, July 31 2015 12:13 PM EDT2015-07-31 16:13:54 GMT
    Joplin Schools Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for the annual Eagle Legacy Award through Friday, Aug. 7. The award is presented to a deserving community member who has been a tireless advocate for the betterment of Joplin students, has had a lasting impact on local education, and has worked to improve the community through involvement in service to Joplin Schools. The award will be presented during the annual Joplin Schools Staff Opening Day set for 9 a.m. Aug...More >>
    Joplin Schools Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for the annual Eagle Legacy Award through Friday, Aug. 7. The award is presented to a deserving community member who has been a tireless advocate for the betterment of Joplin students, has had a lasting impact on local education, and has worked to improve the community through involvement in service to Joplin Schools. The award will be presented during the annual Joplin Schools Staff Opening Day set for 9 a.m. Aug...More >>
  • Charging station and new magazine options welcomed at Neosho YMCA

    Charging station and new magazine options welcomed at Neosho YMCA

    Friday, July 31 2015 1:00 PM EDT2015-07-31 17:00:56 GMT
    The Neosho Freeman Family YMCA is recipient of a courtesy charging station and magazine gift service provided by Selby-Granger Insurance of Neosho.While at the YMCA, you are now able to conveniently and quickly charge your cell phones, IPads, e-readers and Kindles. You can also read one of 9 magazine subscriptions while you are socializing or jogging on a treadmill. The magazines are displayed on a stand that honors the donor, Selby-Granger Insurance.Grateful for these two-year donatio...More >>
    The Neosho Freeman Family YMCA is recipient of a courtesy charging station and magazine gift service provided by Selby-Granger Insurance of Neosho.While at the YMCA, you are now able to conveniently and quickly charge your cell phones, IPads, e-readers and Kindles. You can also read one of 9 magazine subscriptions while you are socializing or jogging on a treadmill. The magazines are displayed on a stand that honors the donor, Selby-Granger Insurance.Grateful for these two-year donatio...More >>
  • PSU add charging ottomans to lounge areas

    PSU add charging ottomans to lounge areas

    Friday, July 31 2015 12:05 PM EDT2015-07-31 16:05:21 GMT
    There are many large, easy-to-notice additions to the Overman Student Center these days. However, one that is sure to be a hit with students is not so easily visible.Many of the new ottomans inside the student center’s three lounges feature built-in power outlets and USB slots, which can be used to charge mobile devices.“This is a small, but much-needed addition to our student center lounge areas,” said Jeff Steinmiller, director of the Overman Student Center. “...More >>
    There are many large, easy-to-notice additions to the Overman Student Center these days. However, one that is sure to be a hit with students is not so easily visible.Many of the new ottomans inside the student center’s three lounges feature built-in power outlets and USB slots, which can be used to charge mobile devices.“This is a small, but much-needed addition to our student center lounge areas,” said Jeff Steinmiller, director of the Overman Student Center. “...More >>
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  • Copper Wire Thieves Target Local Manufacturing Business

    Copper Wire Thieves Target Local Manufacturing Business

    Friday, July 31 2015 11:07 AM EDT2015-07-31 15:07:29 GMT
    Copper wire thieves target a steel manufacturing plant that has operated in Joplin for more than fifty years. But the costs of the crime are compounded by the vandalism required to get it and police say it’s not an easy crime to solve. More >>
    Copper wire thieves target a steel manufacturing plant that has operated in Joplin for more than fifty years. But the costs of the crime are compounded by the vandalism required to get it and police say it’s not an easy crime to solve. More >>
  • Mindenmines, Missouri celebrates "In God We Trust Day"

    Mindenmines, Missouri celebrates "In God We Trust Day"

    Thursday, July 30 2015 3:25 PM EDT2015-07-30 19:25:37 GMT
    We attached a slideshow of today's "In God We Trust Day" celebration by the City of Mindenmines, Missouri. Dave Sorrick who owns In God We Trust LLC handed out coins and posters as part of the celebration. Today was also a ribbon cutting for Sorrick's coin shop. Press Release from Barton County ChamberDave Sorrick, owner of In God We Trust LLC, has announced that the Barton County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 30 at...More >>
    We attached a slideshow of today's "In God We Trust Day" celebration by the City of Mindenmines, Missouri. Dave Sorrick who owns In God We Trust LLC handed out coins and posters as part of the celebration. Today was also a ribbon cutting for Sorrick's coin shop. Press Release from Barton County ChamberDave Sorrick, owner of In God We Trust LLC, has announced that the Barton County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 30 at...More >>
  • City Manager: Joplin Blasters attendance could be up

    City Manager: Joplin Blasters attendance could be up

    Thursday, July 30 2015 5:23 PM EDT2015-07-30 21:23:37 GMT
    "When attendance picks up over time, I think attendance will be where it needs to be, from a team perspective, to continue," says Joplin's city manager.More >>
    "When attendance picks up over time, I think attendance will be where it needs to be, from a team perspective, to continue," says Joplin's city manager.More >>

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