Quantcast

Local News - KOAM TV 7

Local News

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Citizens Demand Medicaid Expansion

    Citizens Demand Medicaid Expansion

    Saturday, March 28 2015 9:35 PM EDT2015-03-29 01:35:57 GMT
    Jasper County Republicans hold "Lincoln Days" in face of protests. Roughly 10 protesters were asked to leave the premises after holding a demonstration advocating for the expansion of Medicaide. More >>
    Jasper County Republicans hold "Lincoln Days" in face of protests. Roughly 10 protesters were asked to leave the premises after holding a demonstration advocating for the expansion of Medicaide. More >>
  • Lt. Governor's Office Comes to Joplin

    Lt. Governor's Office Comes to Joplin

    Saturday, March 28 2015 9:26 PM EDT2015-03-29 01:26:32 GMT
    Representatives from the Lieutenant Governor's Office set up a "Listening Post" inside the Joplin Public Library. A staff member spent a half hour listening to citizen's questions and concerns about the state government. More >>
    Representatives from the Lieutenant Governor's Office set up a "Listening Post" inside the Joplin Public Library. A staff member spent a half hour listening to citizen's questions and concerns about the state government. More >>
  • Joplin Volunteers "Pack the Bus" for Moore

    Joplin Volunteers "Pack the Bus" for Moore

    Saturday, March 28 2015 9:22 PM EDT2015-03-29 01:22:08 GMT
    Joplin schools band together to help Oklahoma students. Last week's severe weather destroyed South Gate Elementary School in Moore, OK. Today, principals from Soaring Heights, Royal Heights, and Cecil Floyd elementary schools in Joplin, along with students and staff, spent he morning filling a school bus with supplies for South Gate. More >>
    Joplin schools band together to help Oklahoma students. Last week's severe weather destroyed South Gate Elementary School in Moore, OK. Today, principals from Soaring Heights, Royal Heights, and Cecil Floyd elementary schools in Joplin, along with students and staff, spent he morning filling a school bus with supplies for South Gate. More >>
  • Beeperball: Blind Children Play Baseball with a Twist

    Beeperball: Blind Children Play Baseball with a Twist

    Saturday, March 28 2015 8:39 PM EDT2015-03-29 00:39:20 GMT
    Blind and visually impaired kids play a fun take on traditional baseball called beeper ball that puts their sense of hearing to the test.It's a family affair, kids and their parents, played in the third annual beeper ball classic on the fields at the Joplin Athletic Center.Batters step up to the plate and hit a beeping ball and score points by running to a beeping base. A run is scored every time a player reaches a base before the defense picks up the ball. The Midwest Low Vision and Technolo...More >>
    Blind and visually impaired kids play a fun take on traditional baseball called beeper ball that puts their sense of hearing to the test.It's a family affair, kids and their parents, played in the third annual beeper ball classic on the fields at the Joplin Athletic Center.Batters step up to the plate and hit a beeping ball and score points by running to a beeping base. A run is scored every time a player reaches a base before the defense picks up the ball. The Midwest Low Vision and Technolo...More >>
  • Creative Crafters Sell Spring Goods at the Hip Handmade Market

    Creative Crafters Sell Spring Goods at the Hip Handmade Market

    Saturday, March 28 2015 8:36 PM EDT2015-03-29 00:36:01 GMT
    Local artisans sell their goods at an Indy craft fair in downtown Joplin called the Hip Handmade Market. 52 vendors from across the Four States sold everything from crochet collars, to ornate jewelry, and even miniature fairy gardens. This is the first time the group has held the event in the spring. The selection process for this year's market was five years in the making. Artist Sarah Menge breathes new life into old books, turning them into things like picture frames and clocks. She wa...More >>
    Local artisans sell their goods at an Indy craft fair in downtown Joplin called the Hip Handmade Market. 52 vendors from across the Four States sold everything from crochet collars, to ornate jewelry, and even miniature fairy gardens. This is the first time the group has held the event in the spring. The selection process for this year's market was five years in the making. Artist Sarah Menge breathes new life into old books, turning them into things like picture frames and clocks. She wa...More >>
  • McDonald County Holds 15th Annual Business Expo & Health Fair

    McDonald County Holds 15th Annual Business Expo & Health Fair

    Saturday, March 28 2015 8:35 PM EDT2015-03-29 00:35:43 GMT
    Local businesses and healthcare providers across the Four States connect with McDonald County residents at the 15th annual McDonald County Business Expo and Health Fair. 70 vendors networked with guests mingling through the business fair at McDonald County High School.This is the first time the Health Fair has been combined with the business expo, which organizers say brought in much bigger crowds. The McDonald County Chamber puts on the event every year on the last weekend of March and says ...More >>
    Local businesses and healthcare providers across the Four States connect with McDonald County residents at the 15th annual McDonald County Business Expo and Health Fair. 70 vendors networked with guests mingling through the business fair at McDonald County High School.This is the first time the Health Fair has been combined with the business expo, which organizers say brought in much bigger crowds. The McDonald County Chamber puts on the event every year on the last weekend of March and says ...More >>
  • Joplin High School students gear up for grand opening show at new performing arts center

    Joplin High School students gear up for grand opening show at new performing arts center

    Friday, March 27 2015 9:41 PM EDT2015-03-28 01:41:27 GMT
    Students at Joplin High School have spent the past couple days rehearsing on their new stage for the first time. Last week, a certificate of occupancy was approved for the new performing arts center at the school.More >>
    Students at Joplin High School have spent the past couple days rehearsing on their new stage for the first time. Last week, a certificate of occupancy was approved for the new performing arts center at the school.More >>
  • Mercy Donates Temporary Hospital to become KCU Medical School

    Mercy Donates Temporary Hospital to become KCU Medical School

    Friday, March 27 2015 7:09 PM EDT2015-03-27 23:09:10 GMT
    Instead of patients checking in at Mercy's temporary Joplin home for their hospital visits, students will soon be checking in for their first day of classes here on what is to be a new Kansas City University Medical School campus in Joplin. “We're quite excited. This is a very unique opportunity for both the university and the Joplin community to address a lot of the healthcare needs in the rural part of the state, the region, and really the country,” says President CEO of KCU Medical Bio S...More >>
    Instead of patients checking in at Mercy's temporary Joplin home for their hospital visits, students will soon be checking in for their first day of classes here on what is to be a new Kansas City University Medical School campus in Joplin. “We're quite excited. This is a very unique opportunity for both the university and the Joplin community to address a lot of the healthcare needs in the rural part of the state, the region, and really the country,” says President CEO of KCU Medical Bio S...More >>
  • Town hall meeting held in Joplin to urge action on Medicaid expansion

    Town hall meeting held in Joplin to urge action on Medicaid expansion

    Thursday, March 26 2015 10:10 PM EDT2015-03-27 02:10:05 GMT
    Many Missouri residents continue to urge action on Medicaid expansion in the state. It was the topic of a town hall meeting held at The Independent Living Center in Joplin this evening.More >>
    Many Missouri residents continue to urge action on Medicaid expansion in the state. It was the topic of a town hall meeting held at The Independent Living Center in Joplin this evening.More >>
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences to Develop Additional Medical School Campus in Joplin

    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences to Develop Additional Medical School Campus in Joplin

    Thursday, March 26 2015 6:47 PM EDT2015-03-26 22:47:26 GMT
    The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences' (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine, the largest medical school in Missouri and 10th largest school in the country, received approval from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) to develop an additional medical school campus in Joplin, Mo. KCU plans to matriculate an additional 150 students per year in the doctor of osteopathic medicine program at the new campus site.“The expansion of KCU to an additional location m...More >>
    The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences' (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine, the largest medical school in Missouri and 10th largest school in the country, received approval from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) to develop an additional medical school campus in Joplin, Mo. KCU plans to matriculate an additional 150 students per year in the doctor of osteopathic medicine program at the new campus site.“The expansion of KCU to an additional location m...More >>
  • Joplin Files Lawsuit Against Wallace Bajjali

    Joplin Files Lawsuit Against Wallace Bajjali

    Thursday, March 26 2015 6:29 PM EDT2015-03-26 22:29:03 GMT
    The city of Joplin files a petition with the Jasper County Circuit Court to recover damages from the now defunct Joplin redevelopers Wallace Bajjali. Diane Gerstenfeld sat down with city attorney Peter Edwards who says the decision to file the lawsuit against Wallace Bajjali and David Wallace was made several weeks ago in a closed city council meeting. Wallace Bajjali has thirty days to respond to the petition once they have been served by the court. He says the main reasons for the lawsuit ...More >>
    The city of Joplin files a petition with the Jasper County Circuit Court to recover damages from the now defunct Joplin redevelopers Wallace Bajjali. Diane Gerstenfeld sat down with city attorney Peter Edwards who says the decision to file the lawsuit against Wallace Bajjali and David Wallace was made several weeks ago in a closed city council meeting. Wallace Bajjali has thirty days to respond to the petition once they have been served by the court. He says the main reasons for the lawsuit ...More >>
  • MSSU statement regarding verdict in Jeffrey Bruner trial

    MSSU statement regarding verdict in Jeffrey Bruner trial

    Thursday, March 26 2015 6:01 PM EDT2015-03-26 22:01:25 GMT
    The following statement has been issued by Missouri Southern State University regarding today's verdict in the trial of Jeffrey Bruner:The death of an employee, especially under such shocking and violent circumstances, is always a heavy loss. Derek was and will always remain a member of our Lion family. Our commitment to his son through the Elijah Moore Trust Fund – which has raised more than $8,000 thus far – is one of the ways we continue to honor his memory and thank his family for the imp...More >>
    The following statement has been issued by Missouri Southern State University regarding today's verdict in the trial of Jeffrey Bruner:The death of an employee, especially under such shocking and violent circumstances, is always a heavy loss. Derek was and will always remain a member of our Lion family. Our commitment to his son through the Elijah Moore Trust Fund – which has raised more than $8,000 thus far – is one of the ways we continue to honor his memory and thank his family for the imp...More >>
  • NICU Helping Hands Angel Gown Workday - April 12h

    NICU Helping Hands Angel Gown Workday - April 12h

    Thursday, March 26 2015 1:37 PM EDT2015-03-26 17:37:00 GMT
    Join us for a NICU Helping Hands Angel Gown Work Day! Whether you can sew or not, we would love your help. The work day's tasks will include deconstructing gowns, organizing/sorting lace and ribbon, cutting out patterns, ironing, designing gowns, small amounts of hand sewing, and machine sewing angel gowns. If you have scissors, a sewing machine, seam ripper, needles, iron/ironing board, or thread, bring them along! The event is come and go. Refreshments and snacks will be served.Date: Sunday...More >>
    Join us for a NICU Helping Hands Angel Gown Work Day! Whether you can sew or not, we would love your help. The work day's tasks will include deconstructing gowns, organizing/sorting lace and ribbon, cutting out patterns, ironing, designing gowns, small amounts of hand sewing, and machine sewing angel gowns. If you have scissors, a sewing machine, seam ripper, needles, iron/ironing board, or thread, bring them along! The event is come and go. Refreshments and snacks will be served.Date: Sunday...More >>
  • Seneca residents express concern on lack of funds to improve deadly intersection

    Seneca residents express concern on lack of funds to improve deadly intersection

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 9:46 PM EDT2015-03-26 01:46:18 GMT
    Residents in Seneca, MO express concern regarding the lack of funding available from the Missouri Department of Transportation for improvements to a deadly intersection of two state highways within city limits.More >>
    Residents in Seneca, MO express concern regarding the lack of funding available from the Missouri Department of Transportation for improvements to a deadly intersection of two state highways within city limits.More >>
  • Galena Nursing Home to Close

    Galena Nursing Home to Close

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 9:09 PM EDT2015-03-26 01:09:29 GMT
    David Boyes enjoys living at the Emerald Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Centre. It's close to his family. "My dad and most of my family live north of here about two and a half miles," Boyes said.Now he's among residents and staff at the care facility looking for a new home. "It's pretty scary," Boyes said. "Cause all the sudden you have no place to live."More >>
    David Boyes enjoys living at the Emerald Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Centre. It's close to his family. "My dad and most of my family live north of here about two and a half miles," Boyes said.Now he's among residents and staff at the care facility looking for a new home. "It's pretty scary," Boyes said. "Cause all the sudden you have no place to live."More >>
  • Pitt State social work student and domestic abuse survivor spreads awareness at collective event

    Pitt State social work student and domestic abuse survivor spreads awareness at collective event

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 7:31 PM EDT2015-03-25 23:31:49 GMT
    For years, Lannette Wood was married to a man who abused her. "I just kept going back through that cycle over and over. And I regret now that my children has to see that and be put through that."Her husband passed in 2006, leaving her with painful memories. These were strengthened years later, when her friend Kandi died from domestic violence. More >>
    For years, Lannette Wood was married to a man who abused her. "I just kept going back through that cycle over and over. And I regret now that my children has to see that and be put through that."Her husband passed in 2006, leaving her with painful memories. These were strengthened years later, when her friend Kandi died from domestic violence. More >>
  • Day 3 of Bruner Trial

    Day 3 of Bruner Trial

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 7:31 PM EDT2015-03-25 23:31:16 GMT
    Day 3 of Bruner Trial.More >>
    Day 3 of Bruner Trial.More >>
  • Zumba For A Cure! - April 4th

    Zumba For A Cure! - April 4th

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 4:17 PM EDT2015-03-25 20:17:44 GMT
    Saturday, April 4th10 AM-12 PMNortheast HS Gym (1001 E. South St. - Arma, KS)Registration begins at 9:30 AM$15/person donation at the doorWill raffle and giveaway prizes throughout the eventAll proceeds will benefit Cystic Fibrosis FoundationFor more information, contact Margaret Moyer at ghe8@terraworld.netMore >>
    Saturday, April 4th10 AM-12 PMNortheast HS Gym (1001 E. South St. - Arma, KS)Registration begins at 9:30 AM$15/person donation at the doorWill raffle and giveaway prizes throughout the eventAll proceeds will benefit Cystic Fibrosis FoundationFor more information, contact Margaret Moyer at ghe8@terraworld.netMore >>
  • Children Weigh-in on Library

    Children Weigh-in on Library

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 10:28 PM EDT2015-03-25 02:28:58 GMT
    When it comes to the new library in the works at 20th and Connecticut, in Joplin. Library officials thought it'd be a good idea to get input from some of its most popular users. Kids. Thus, a special focus group took place today for the kids. More >>
    When it comes to the new library in the works at 20th and Connecticut, in Joplin. Library officials thought it'd be a good idea to get input from some of its most popular users. Kids. Thus, a special focus group took place today for the kids. More >>
  • Seneca School District seeks approval of $4.5 million bond issue

    Seneca School District seeks approval of $4.5 million bond issue

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 10:18 PM EDT2015-03-25 02:18:50 GMT
    The Seneca School District is seeking approval for a $4.5 million bond issue on the April 7 ballot.More >>
    The Seneca School District is seeking approval for a $4.5 million bond issue on the April 7 ballot.More >>
  • Cherokee County Sheriff's Department releases new information about Texas woman found dead in Scammon

    Cherokee County Sheriff's Department releases new information about Texas woman found dead in Scammon

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 7:15 PM EDT2015-03-24 23:15:55 GMT
    Shannon Fonda, 35 of Midland, Texas, was found Monday morning in a field on the north edge of Scammon, Kansas. Her car was found in the same location. An autopsy conducted Tuesday determined Fonda died from shock and complications due to burnsMore >>
    Shannon Fonda, 35 of Midland, Texas, was found Monday morning in a field on the north edge of Scammon, Kansas. Her car was found in the same location. An autopsy conducted Tuesday determined Fonda died from shock and complications due to burnsMore >>
  • Gould's Benefit Concert - April 11th

    Gould's Benefit Concert - April 11th

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 6:31 PM EDT2015-03-24 22:31:53 GMT
    The Gould's Benefit ConcertApril 11th 6:00 PMFirst Christian Church128 W. ElmColumbus, KS 66725All proceeds go to Joyce Johnson to help with medical expenses.More >>
    The Gould's Benefit ConcertApril 11th 6:00 PMFirst Christian Church128 W. ElmColumbus, KS 66725All proceeds go to Joyce Johnson to help with medical expenses.More >>
  • Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center No Longer Keeping Youth Overnight/Sending Offenders to Greene County After Failed Inspection

    Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center No Longer Keeping Youth Overnight/Sending Offenders to Greene County After Failed Inspection

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 5:24 PM EDT2015-03-24 21:24:01 GMT
    The Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center is back open after a failed inspection. Repairs were made quickly but a big change in its holding policy followed. Now the fixes put talk about the facilities future back on the table. The detention is old and creates maintenance challenges for Jasper county. It failed a recent fire inspection forcing repairs. Jasper county commissioner Darieus Adams says, "We needed to do some adjustments to the heat and air and to the hot water system. We h...More >>
    The Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center is back open after a failed inspection. Repairs were made quickly but a big change in its holding policy followed. Now the fixes put talk about the facilities future back on the table. The detention is old and creates maintenance challenges for Jasper county. It failed a recent fire inspection forcing repairs. Jasper county commissioner Darieus Adams says, "We needed to do some adjustments to the heat and air and to the hot water system. We h...More >>
  • 27th Annual MO Largest Garage Sale - April 17th-18th

    27th Annual MO Largest Garage Sale - April 17th-18th

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 4:06 PM EDT2015-03-24 20:06:47 GMT
    The 27th Annual Missouri's Largest Garage Sale in Neosho is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 17th 18th. The two-day event will begin at 7:00 a.m. each day and will be held regardless of the weather, rain or shine. The event was pushed back a couple weeks due to Easter and an attempt to coordinate with school calendars for transportation concerns.According to the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce, over 400 families typically hold garage sales each year during the event. “The phone calls...More >>
    The 27th Annual Missouri's Largest Garage Sale in Neosho is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 17th 18th. The two-day event will begin at 7:00 a.m. each day and will be held regardless of the weather, rain or shine. The event was pushed back a couple weeks due to Easter and an attempt to coordinate with school calendars for transportation concerns.According to the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce, over 400 families typically hold garage sales each year during the event. “The phone calls...More >>
  • Update on Scammon Death Investigation

    Update on Scammon Death Investigation

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 3:58 PM EDT2015-03-24 19:58:46 GMT
    Just after 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23rd, 2015, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a field near Main and Katy on the north edge of Scammon.  More >>
    Just after 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23rd, 2015, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a field near Main and Katy on the north edge of Scammon.  More >>
  • MVP Athletics Breaks Ground on Sports Training Facility in Galena

    MVP Athletics Breaks Ground on Sports Training Facility in Galena

    Monday, March 23 2015 8:00 PM EDT2015-03-24 00:00:27 GMT
    Fathers Mark Quinn and Travis Noel tread through dirt up to the place where their new sports facility will stand. “Entry point's right here. You're gonna have about a 50 x 20 ft., you're gonna have a pro shop, concessions,” says MVP Athletics General Manager Travis Noel. A bulldozer breaks ground on what will be the new MVP Athletics Complex. A state of the art facility that hopes to bring big city amenities to the small town of Galena. “We'll be using technology that nobody in the four st...More >>
    Fathers Mark Quinn and Travis Noel tread through dirt up to the place where their new sports facility will stand. “Entry point's right here. You're gonna have about a 50 x 20 ft., you're gonna have a pro shop, concessions,” says MVP Athletics General Manager Travis Noel. A bulldozer breaks ground on what will be the new MVP Athletics Complex. A state of the art facility that hopes to bring big city amenities to the small town of Galena. “We'll be using technology that nobody in the four st...More >>
  • Firefighters Prepare for Disaster

    Firefighters Prepare for Disaster

    Sunday, March 22 2015 10:14 PM EDT2015-03-23 02:14:23 GMT
    The area's search and rescue task force completed a weekend of training exercises in Pittsburg. Sunday, the task force performed a series of exercises within a disaster scenario including trench rescue and high angle rescue techniques. More >>
    The area's search and rescue task force completed a weekend of training exercises in Pittsburg. Sunday, the task force performed a series of exercises within a disaster scenario including trench rescue and high angle rescue techniques. More >>
  • Joplin Fire Department Delivers Baby

    Joplin Fire Department Delivers Baby

    Sunday, March 22 2015 10:11 PM EDT2015-03-23 02:11:05 GMT
    The Joplin Fire Department and METS unit were called to a medical emergency at 8 am, Sunday. A pregnant woman needed assistance to the hospital, but when the firefighters arrived on scene, the baby was ready to be delivered.More >>
    The Joplin Fire Department and METS unit were called to a medical emergency at 8 am, Sunday. A pregnant woman needed assistance to the hospital, but when the firefighters arrived on scene, the baby was ready to be delivered.More >>
  • MO-KAN Starts Year

    MO-KAN Starts Year

    Sunday, March 22 2015 10:06 PM EDT2015-03-23 02:06:17 GMT
    Sunday marks the beginning of MO-KAN's race season. 140 entries participate in the 4th annual Gold Race, where winners have MO-KAN entry fees waived for the season. More >>
    Sunday marks the beginning of MO-KAN's race season. 140 entries participate in the 4th annual Gold Race, where winners have MO-KAN entry fees waived for the season. More >>
  • Southeast Kansas Humane Society hosts 39th annual chili dinner

    Southeast Kansas Humane Society hosts 39th annual chili dinner

    Sunday, March 22 2015 9:42 PM EDT2015-03-23 01:42:08 GMT
    Animal lovers enjoyed their fill of homemade chili and deserts on Sunday, with all proceeds going toward the SEK Humane Society. More >>
    Animal lovers enjoyed their fill of homemade chili and deserts on Sunday, with all proceeds going toward the SEK Humane Society. More >>
  • Mercy Makes the Big Move to the New Joplin Hospital

    Mercy Makes the Big Move to the New Joplin Hospital

    Sunday, March 22 2015 9:22 PM EDT2015-03-23 01:22:31 GMT
    It's a big job for Mercy. Ambulances run back and forth carrying patients from the temporary Joplin facility to the new state of the art hospital on 50th St and Hearnes Blvd. “We all said it was kind of like a huddle for a football game, everybody put their hand in the middle, we had our prayer and then we said let's rock and roll...More >>
    It's a big job for Mercy. Ambulances run back and forth carrying patients from the temporary Joplin facility to the new state of the art hospital on 50th St and Hearnes Blvd. “We all said it was kind of like a huddle for a football game, everybody put their hand in the middle, we had our prayer and then we said let's rock and roll...More >>
  • Single car crash kills Pittsburg woman

    Single car crash kills Pittsburg woman

    Sunday, March 22 2015 3:03 PM EDT2015-03-22 19:03:31 GMT
    At 7:07 pm Saturday, 32-year-old Joshua Coleman was driving southbound on NE 50th street northeast of Weir, Kansas, when he lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons, went off the side of the road and struck a tree. Coleman was taken to Freeman Hospital in Joplin with injuries. The passenger, 28-year-old Chrystene Weller, died on scene. More >>
    At 7:07 pm Saturday, 32-year-old Joshua Coleman was driving southbound on NE 50th street northeast of Weir, Kansas, when he lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons, went off the side of the road and struck a tree. Coleman was taken to Freeman Hospital in Joplin with injuries. The passenger, 28-year-old Chrystene Weller, died on scene. More >>
  • Opening weekend for Stained Glass Theatre of Joplin

    Opening weekend for Stained Glass Theatre of Joplin

    Saturday, March 21 2015 8:25 PM EDT2015-03-22 00:25:22 GMT
    After nearly four years of not having a space of their own, members of the Stained Glass Theatre of Joplin are performing their opening show this weekend in a new permanent home.More >>
    After nearly four years of not having a space of their own, members of the Stained Glass Theatre of Joplin are performing their opening show this weekend in a new permanent home.More >>
  • Carthage Car Show Raises Money for Down Syndrome

    Carthage Car Show Raises Money for Down Syndrome

    Saturday, March 21 2015 7:07 PM EDT2015-03-21 23:07:57 GMT
    Four-states celebrates the 10th anniversary of “World Down Syndrome Day” at a family fun car show in Carthage. The event hopes to raise awareness about the genetic disorder, as well as to raise money for the "Step Up For Down Syndrome" walk and fundraiser in Springfield this summer. Vendors presented their cars and sold hot dogs, baked goods, and small trinkets along with a silent auction to donate proceeds to the cause. We spoke to organizer Sandra Evans whose ten year old daughter, Jolena,...More >>
    Four-states celebrates the 10th anniversary of “World Down Syndrome Day” at a family fun car show in Carthage. The event hopes to raise awareness about the genetic disorder, as well as to raise money for the "Step Up For Down Syndrome" walk and fundraiser in Springfield this summer. Vendors presented their cars and sold hot dogs, baked goods, and small trinkets along with a silent auction to donate proceeds to the cause. We spoke to organizer Sandra Evans whose ten year old daughter, Jolena,...More >>
  • Spring Cleaning-Mothers Buy & Sell Used Children's Clothes at Consignment Event

    Spring Cleaning-Mothers Buy & Sell Used Children's Clothes at Consignment Event

    Saturday, March 21 2015 7:05 PM EDT2015-03-21 23:05:07 GMT
    Spring is finally here, giving mothers an opportunity to do a little spring cleaning from their children's closet. Local mom's dropped off their gently used clothing, baby products, and kids toys to be sold by volunteers at the seventh bi-annual "Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment Event" at the Joplin Convention Trade Center. More than 60,000 items...More >>
    Spring is finally here, giving mothers an opportunity to do a little spring cleaning from their children's closet. Local mom's dropped off their gently used clothing, baby products, and kids toys to be sold by volunteers at the seventh bi-annual "Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment Event" at the Joplin Convention Trade Center. More than 60,000 items...More >>
  • Neosho Business & Industry Review exhibits economic growth

    Neosho Business & Industry Review exhibits economic growth

    Friday, March 20 2015 9:25 PM EDT2015-03-21 01:25:06 GMT
    Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce members say there is currently economic growth in the area across the board.More >>
    Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce members say there is currently economic growth in the area across the board.More >>
  • Friends Celebrate March Madness as if it was a Religious Holiday

    Friends Celebrate March Madness as if it was a Religious Holiday

    Friday, March 20 2015 7:34 PM EDT2015-03-20 23:34:50 GMT
    Searching Joplin for the most dedicated college basketball fan, I stumbled upon a table in the way back of the bar that looked promising. “I just came here, took the day off to spend some time with some good friends and watch a little basketball and eat some chicken,” says fan Ronald White. He and his group of friends consider the first day of the NCAA tournament a religious holiday. They've been coming to Buffalo Wild Wings to man out and enjoy the rush of March Madness for seven years in a...More >>
    Searching Joplin for the most dedicated college basketball fan, I stumbled upon a table in the way back of the bar that looked promising. “I just came here, took the day off to spend some time with some good friends and watch a little basketball and eat some chicken,” says fan Ronald White. He and his group of friends consider the first day of the NCAA tournament a religious holiday. They've been coming to Buffalo Wild Wings to man out and enjoy the rush of March Madness for seven years in a...More >>
  • Parsons receives upgraded rating for its fire protection services.

    Parsons receives upgraded rating for its fire protection services.

    Friday, March 20 2015 7:27 PM EDT2015-03-20 23:27:52 GMT
    Beginning April 1, 2015, The city's Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating will change from a four to a three.An ISO rating evaluates how well a city responds to and fights fires. "It's kind of like a grade, one through ten," said Jerry Clemens of Clemens Insurance Agency.The lower the number, the more efficient the fire services. Parsons is moving from a four to a three, a change Clemens says is good for the community. "For us being a small town we are, and we're a fire protection clas...More >>
    Beginning April 1, 2015, The city's Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating will change from a four to a three.An ISO rating evaluates how well a city responds to and fights fires. "It's kind of like a grade, one through ten," said Jerry Clemens of Clemens Insurance Agency.The lower the number, the more efficient the fire services. Parsons is moving from a four to a three, a change Clemens says is good for the community. "For us being a small town we are, and we're a fire protection clas...More >>
  • Future of Seneca Special Road District remains unclear

    Future of Seneca Special Road District remains unclear

    Thursday, March 19 2015 11:02 PM EDT2015-03-20 03:02:33 GMT
    The future of the Seneca Special Road District remains unclear. A petition group working to dissolve the district held a public meeting tonight to discuss options, before giving input to Newton County commissioners, who are working to find a solution.More >>
    The future of the Seneca Special Road District remains unclear. A petition group working to dissolve the district held a public meeting tonight to discuss options, before giving input to Newton County commissioners, who are working to find a solution.More >>
  • Missouri Athletes Get Chance to Throw Javelin at Track and Field Meets

    Missouri Athletes Get Chance to Throw Javelin at Track and Field Meets

    Thursday, March 19 2015 4:41 PM EDT2015-03-19 20:41:49 GMT
    There's a new sport for Missouri students in track and field. The javelin is back. It hasn't been thrown in Missouri State Competition since 1936. Schools across the state can practice and add javelin as host to track meets and after a two year exhibition period, it could return to state competition level. Local coaches and students are ready to give it a try. "Arm all the way back." Justin Schneickert gets his first feel for the javelin and advice from volunteer coach Spencer Paul. Paul...More >>
    There's a new sport for Missouri students in track and field. The javelin is back. It hasn't been thrown in Missouri State Competition since 1936. Schools across the state can practice and add javelin as host to track meets and after a two year exhibition period, it could return to state competition level. Local coaches and students are ready to give it a try. "Arm all the way back." Justin Schneickert gets his first feel for the javelin and advice from volunteer coach Spencer Paul. Paul...More >>
  • Quapaw Withdraws Partnership From Casino Proposal

    Quapaw Withdraws Partnership From Casino Proposal

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 10:03 PM EDT2015-03-19 02:03:48 GMT
    The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, which owns Downstream Casino Resort, announced it's no longer a part of the Emerald City casino proposal in Frontenac, Kansas. More >>
    The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, which owns Downstream Casino Resort, announced it's no longer a part of the Emerald City casino proposal in Frontenac, Kansas. More >>
  • Webb City, MO family collecting donations for wheelchair bicycle

    Webb City, MO family collecting donations for wheelchair bicycle

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 9:14 PM EDT2015-03-19 01:14:42 GMT
    Glutaric Aciduria Type 1 is a rare condition found in nearly one of every 30,000 to 40,000 people. A Webb City teenager has the condition, and his family is currently raising funds to purchase new equipment they feel will bring a lot of joy into his life.More >>
    Glutaric Aciduria Type 1 is a rare condition found in nearly one of every 30,000 to 40,000 people. A Webb City teenager has the condition, and his family is currently raising funds to purchase new equipment they feel will bring a lot of joy into his life.More >>
  • Jasper Co. Commissioners Seek to Replace Aging Boilers at Courthouse and Jail

    Jasper Co. Commissioners Seek to Replace Aging Boilers at Courthouse and Jail

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 5:09 PM EDT2015-03-18 21:09:38 GMT
    Boilers need to be replacedBoilers need to be replaced
    Jasper County officials work to solve a problem with aging and inefficient boilers both at the courthouse and the county jail. Jail inmates rinse and wash pans after preparing lunch. With laundry and showers, hot water is a must at the Jasper county jail.. But one water heating unit from the 1980's hasn't worked for several years. And the other, while newer, is rusting and leaks. Sheriff Randee Kaiser says, "It holds a nine hundred gallon capacity. You don't want that thing to spring a leak ...More >>
    Jasper County officials work to solve a problem with aging and inefficient boilers both at the courthouse and the county jail. Jail inmates rinse and wash pans after preparing lunch. With laundry and showers, hot water is a must at the Jasper county jail.. But one water heating unit from the 1980's hasn't worked for several years. And the other, while newer, is rusting and leaks. Sheriff Randee Kaiser says, "It holds a nine hundred gallon capacity. You don't want that thing to spring a leak ...More >>
  • Quapaw's Downstream Casino Cites Kansas' Hostile Environment, Lawsuit, For Withdrawing From Proposal Partnership

    Quapaw's Downstream Casino Cites Kansas' Hostile Environment, Lawsuit, For Withdrawing From Proposal Partnership

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 2:20 PM EDT2015-03-18 18:20:44 GMT
    The Quapaw Tribe's Downstream Casino Resort, of Oklahoma, withdrew from a partnership in a Kansas state-owned casino proposal citing a hostile and adversarial environment created when the Kansas attorney general filed a federal lawsuit to halt a separate plan by the Tribe to expand its existing casino."The state of Kansas has shown us what they think of us," said Quapaw Chairman John Berrey. "So in order to help our partner in the Emerald City Casino proposal, Mr. Phil Ruffin, we felt it woul...More >>
    The Quapaw Tribe's Downstream Casino Resort, of Oklahoma, withdrew from a partnership in a Kansas state-owned casino proposal citing a hostile and adversarial environment created when the Kansas attorney general filed a federal lawsuit to halt a separate plan by the Tribe to expand its existing casino."The state of Kansas has shown us what they think of us," said Quapaw Chairman John Berrey. "So in order to help our partner in the Emerald City Casino proposal, Mr. Phil Ruffin, we felt it woul...More >>
  • Jurassic Quest - March 27th-29th

    Jurassic Quest - March 27th-29th

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 1:56 PM EDT2015-03-18 17:56:49 GMT
    The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; Over 50 life-size dinosaurs in all. Jurassic Quest is a traveling exhibition company that is passionate about creating outstanding guest experience.March 27th-29thFriday 3PM to 8PMSaturday 9AM to 8PMSunday 9AM to 7PMTickets:Kids 2-12: $13VIP Kids 2-12: $22Ages 13-64: $18www.jurassicquest.comMore >>
    The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; Over 50 life-size dinosaurs in all. Jurassic Quest is a traveling exhibition company that is passionate about creating outstanding guest experience.March 27th-29thFriday 3PM to 8PMSaturday 9AM to 8PMSunday 9AM to 7PMTickets:Kids 2-12: $13VIP Kids 2-12: $22Ages 13-64: $18www.jurassicquest.comMore >>
  • Murderer Executed Despite Controversy

    Murderer Executed Despite Controversy

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 12:54 PM EDT2015-03-18 16:54:20 GMT
    The state of Missouri executed a brain damaged inmate Tuesday night for the murder of a Southwest Missouri law officer. 74-year old Cecil Clayton, the oldest man on Missouri's death row, died by lethal injection for the 1996 murder of a Barry County sheriff's deputy. His defense sought a last minute stay of execution. The supreme court denied it Tuesday evening and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declined to grant clemency. More >>
    The state of Missouri executed a brain damaged inmate Tuesday night for the murder of a Southwest Missouri law officer. 74-year old Cecil Clayton, the oldest man on Missouri's death row, died by lethal injection for the 1996 murder of a Barry County sheriff's deputy. His defense sought a last minute stay of execution. The supreme court denied it Tuesday evening and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declined to grant clemency. More >>
  • Three charged in Joplin shooting death and home invasion

    Three charged in Joplin shooting death and home invasion

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 10:24 PM EDT2015-03-18 02:24:18 GMT
    The charges against three burglary suspects include second degree murder. Those suspects are 37-year-old Shawn Hency of Carthage, and 20-year-old Dakota Bates and 19-year-old Dakota Pliler, both of Joplin.More >>
    The charges against three burglary suspects include second degree murder. Those suspects are 37-year-old Shawn Hency of Carthage, and 20-year-old Dakota Bates and 19-year-old Dakota Pliler, both of Joplin.More >>
  • YMCA Heritage Youth Center Provides Spring Break Care Helping Working Parents

    YMCA Heritage Youth Center Provides Spring Break Care Helping Working Parents

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 5:30 PM EDT2015-03-17 21:30:19 GMT
    Schools are closed for spring break so some parents are forced for to find care for their kids. Local YMCA programs are coming to the rescue. Kids including five year old Zoey Berger run around in a game of bean bag dodge ball with a mission of knocking down bowling pins at the end of a room at the Heritage Youth Development Center. The Y's spring break camp is home away from home for more than thirty-five kids whose parents work, like Zoey's mom. Child care specialist Erica du Rossette say...More >>
    Schools are closed for spring break so some parents are forced for to find care for their kids. Local YMCA programs are coming to the rescue. Kids including five year old Zoey Berger run around in a game of bean bag dodge ball with a mission of knocking down bowling pins at the end of a room at the Heritage Youth Development Center. The Y's spring break camp is home away from home for more than thirty-five kids whose parents work, like Zoey's mom. Child care specialist Erica du Rossette say...More >>
  • JPD make arrests; Three charged in shooting and home invasion

    JPD make arrests; Three charged in shooting and home invasion

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 12:46 PM EDT2015-03-17 16:46:47 GMT
    Update on shooting in Joplin. Arrests were made yesterday. Three...More >>
    Update on shooting in Joplin. Arrests were made yesterday. Three...More >>
  • Joplin Partners with Ozark Center to Help Inmates Receive Mental Health Care

    Joplin Partners with Ozark Center to Help Inmates Receive Mental Health Care

    Monday, March 16 2015 11:01 PM EDT2015-03-17 03:01:42 GMT
    According to jail officials, close to 40% of the city's inmates have a mental illness, which is about national average. Joplin City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to establish a "mental health court" for the city. “It will be a breath of fresh air to be able to provide the city of Joplin with an alternative to inmate placement in the jails, by providing behavioral health services to them on an outpatient basis,” says Ozark Center Executive Director Mary Parrigan. Officials say it ...More >>
    According to jail officials, close to 40% of the city's inmates have a mental illness, which is about national average. Joplin City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to establish a "mental health court" for the city. “It will be a breath of fresh air to be able to provide the city of Joplin with an alternative to inmate placement in the jails, by providing behavioral health services to them on an outpatient basis,” says Ozark Center Executive Director Mary Parrigan. Officials say it ...More >>
  • Voters Determine Fate of Barton County Memorial Hospital

    Voters Determine Fate of Barton County Memorial Hospital

    Monday, March 16 2015 7:23 PM EDT2015-03-16 23:23:27 GMT
    The survival of the Barton County Memorial Hospital will depend heavily on the decision of voters, April 7th. 

    "Worst case scenario is we close. We totally close"

    More >>
    The survival of the Barton County Memorial Hospital will depend heavily on the decision of voters, April 7th. 
    "Worst case scenario is we close. We totally close"
    More >>
  • Murder in Diamond

    Murder in Diamond

    Sunday, March 15 2015 10:15 PM EDT2015-03-16 02:15:57 GMT
    Sheriff's deputies in Jasper County are investigating a fatal shooting early Sunday morning. 27-year old Lee Yang is in custody, awaiting charges in the murder of his 88-year old grandfather, Xai Yang. More >>
    Sheriff's deputies in Jasper County are investigating a fatal shooting early Sunday morning. 27-year old Lee Yang is in custody, awaiting charges in the murder of his 88-year old grandfather, Xai Yang. More >>
  • K-State Challenges Kansans to Walk Around the Entire State

    K-State Challenges Kansans to Walk Around the Entire State

    Sunday, March 15 2015 8:24 PM EDT2015-03-16 00:24:53 GMT
    K-State challenges Kansans to walk the entire length of the state of Kansas. The healthy lifestyle initiative "Walk Kansas" kicked off locally in Pittsburg's Meadowbrook Mall where participants met with their teammates to form a strategy for the eight week challenge. To get energized participants made six laps around the mall, about one mile, and were treated to back and neck massages. Experts say walking in teams or bringing along a furry friend is a great way to stay stick with it. "You kno...More >>
    K-State challenges Kansans to walk the entire length of the state of Kansas. The healthy lifestyle initiative "Walk Kansas" kicked off locally in Pittsburg's Meadowbrook Mall where participants met with their teammates to form a strategy for the eight week challenge. To get energized participants made six laps around the mall, about one mile, and were treated to back and neck massages. Experts say walking in teams or bringing along a furry friend is a great way to stay stick with it. "You kno...More >>
  • American Legion Celebrates 96 Years of Service

    American Legion Celebrates 96 Years of Service

    Sunday, March 15 2015 8:23 PM EDT2015-03-16 00:23:00 GMT
    American Legion celebrates 96 years of service helping our nation's true servicemen and women. Cherokee, Kansas's local chapter, Post 35, held a birthday celebration, a chance for veterans to reconnect and share their past experiences.We asked the veterans what they thought about what White House officials say the President's new military strategy is, to keep almost ten thousand troops in the Afghanistan till 2016 or later, instead of pulling out half of them out by the end of this year."He t...More >>
    American Legion celebrates 96 years of service helping our nation's true servicemen and women. Cherokee, Kansas's local chapter, Post 35, held a birthday celebration, a chance for veterans to reconnect and share their past experiences.We asked the veterans what they thought about what White House officials say the President's new military strategy is, to keep almost ten thousand troops in the Afghanistan till 2016 or later, instead of pulling out half of them out by the end of this year."He t...More >>
  • Fish Hatchery Celebrates Veterans

    Fish Hatchery Celebrates Veterans

    Saturday, March 14 2015 8:08 PM EDT2015-03-15 00:08:13 GMT
    The Neosho fish hatchery hosted "Rainbows for Veterans", a day-long celebration in honor of those who serve. Hundreds of veterans and active service members from all branches enjoyed a free day of trout fishing, music, and a picnic. More >>
    The Neosho fish hatchery hosted "Rainbows for Veterans", a day-long celebration in honor of those who serve. Hundreds of veterans and active service members from all branches enjoyed a free day of trout fishing, music, and a picnic. More >>
  • Area Mothers Seek Sales

    Area Mothers Seek Sales

    Saturday, March 14 2015 8:04 PM EDT2015-03-15 00:04:18 GMT
    The second day of the "From Your Closet" consignment sale took place inside the Mt. Hope Activity Center. Clothing, baby items, and other miscellaneous second-hand products were on sale, with a portion of the sale going back to the original owner. More >>
    The second day of the "From Your Closet" consignment sale took place inside the Mt. Hope Activity Center. Clothing, baby items, and other miscellaneous second-hand products were on sale, with a portion of the sale going back to the original owner. More >>
  • Golden Paw Raises Funds in Joplin

    Golden Paw Raises Funds in Joplin

    Saturday, March 14 2015 7:59 PM EDT2015-03-14 23:59:51 GMT
    You may have seen us at the Tractor Supply in Joplin. Golden Paw animal shelter, along with KOAM Fox 14, held a Pet Photo Booth and silent auction at Tractor Supply Company.The event was to raise money for the shelter. More >>
    You may have seen us at the Tractor Supply in Joplin. Golden Paw animal shelter, along with KOAM Fox 14, held a Pet Photo Booth and silent auction at Tractor Supply Company.The event was to raise money for the shelter. More >>
  • Two vehicle collision kills Joplin man

    Two vehicle collision kills Joplin man

    Saturday, March 14 2015 7:12 PM EDT2015-03-14 23:12:10 GMT
    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 82-year-old Ralph Barger of Joplin was driving northbound on Route P, two miles west of Joplin, when he crossed the center line and struck another car driven by 19-year-old Amber Swager of Weir, Kansas. Barger was pronounced dead at the scene. Responders took Swager to Freeman Hospital with serious injuries.More >>
    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 82-year-old Ralph Barger of Joplin was driving northbound on Route P, two miles west of Joplin, when he crossed the center line and struck another car driven by 19-year-old Amber Swager of Weir, Kansas. Barger was pronounced dead at the scene. Responders took Swager to Freeman Hospital with serious injuries.More >>
  • Mercy Employees Take Emotional Walk From Old to New Hospital

    Mercy Employees Take Emotional Walk From Old to New Hospital

    Saturday, March 14 2015 6:09 PM EDT2015-03-14 22:09:19 GMT
    “May this garden and the land around it bloom with beauty and offer a place of inspiration, reflection, and peace,” says Bishop Emeritus John Leibrecht. “Amen,” replies the crowd. Bishop Leibrecht blesses the hallowed ground at the old St. John's site where Mercy hospital once stood, now a memorial garden in its place. Hundreds of Mercy employees embark on a new journey, taking hopeful steps toward their future, walking about three miles to a new hospital upon a hill. “You know the walk it ...More >>
    “May this garden and the land around it bloom with beauty and offer a place of inspiration, reflection, and peace,” says Bishop Emeritus John Leibrecht. “Amen,” replies the crowd. Bishop Leibrecht blesses the hallowed ground at the old St. John's site where Mercy hospital once stood, now a memorial garden in its place. Hundreds of Mercy employees embark on a new journey, taking hopeful steps toward their future, walking about three miles to a new hospital upon a hill. “You know the walk it ...More >>
  • FAA cracks down on illegal use of drone-captured video

    FAA cracks down on illegal use of drone-captured video

    Friday, March 13 2015 9:14 PM EDT2015-03-14 01:14:23 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration is cracking down on illegal commercial use of video filmed by drones. Officials say because YouTube contains advertisements, uploaded videos of drone flights are considered commercial use. However, some drone enthusiasts argue the line between commercial and recreational use is a hazy one.More >>
    The Federal Aviation Administration is cracking down on illegal commercial use of video filmed by drones. Officials say because YouTube contains advertisements, uploaded videos of drone flights are considered commercial use. However, some drone enthusiasts argue the line between commercial and recreational use is a hazy one.More >>
  • Poultry Farmers Take Caution in Kansas

    Poultry Farmers Take Caution in Kansas

    Friday, March 13 2015 7:36 PM EDT2015-03-13 23:36:03 GMT
    For the time being, the Schenker Farm is on lockdown. "Everything is secured," Co-Owner of Schenker Family Farms Cherie Schenker said. "just as a precaution for safety."More >>
    For the time being, the Schenker Farm is on lockdown. "Everything is secured," Co-Owner of Schenker Family Farms Cherie Schenker said. "just as a precaution for safety."More >>
  • Grand opening performance held at Pittsburg State University's Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

    Grand opening performance held at Pittsburg State University's Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

    Thursday, March 12 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-03-13 02:30:10 GMT
    Hundreds turned out tonight for the grand opening performance at Pittsburg State University's Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. For many, it was their first look inside the new $33 million facility.More >>
    Hundreds turned out tonight for the grand opening performance at Pittsburg State University's Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. For many, it was their first look inside the new $33 million facility.More >>
  • Oil Storage Tank Fire in Bourbon County

    Oil Storage Tank Fire in Bourbon County

    Friday, March 13 2015 12:38 PM EDT2015-03-13 16:38:14 GMT
    A fire tonight in an oil storage tank in Bourbon County, Kansas. Authorities tell us it began as a grass fire northwest of Fort Scott, and then spread to a tank where oil is stored. A sheriff's department employee says there are no reports of injuries. We'll have more details as they become available.More >>
    A fire tonight in an oil storage tank in Bourbon County, Kansas. Authorities tell us it began as a grass fire northwest of Fort Scott, and then spread to a tank where oil is stored. A sheriff's department employee says there are no reports of injuries. We'll have more details as they become available.More >>
  • Riverton Voters will Decide on a $12.35 Million School Bond in April

    Riverton Voters will Decide on a $12.35 Million School Bond in April

    Thursday, March 12 2015 7:06 PM EDT2015-03-12 23:06:57 GMT
    4th grade teacher Ashley Coleman has been teaching in Riverton for about eight years, five of those years in the modular units outside.“I believe that it's crucial for us to get our students in the building. We had a very hard time getting them over for tornado drills, sometimes we would not even hear the siren,” says Coleman.To make schools safer the school board proposes a $12.35 million bond to pay for improvements, to a school that hasn't seen major renovations since the 1980s.42% of the ...More >>
    4th grade teacher Ashley Coleman has been teaching in Riverton for about eight years, five of those years in the modular units outside.“I believe that it's crucial for us to get our students in the building. We had a very hard time getting them over for tornado drills, sometimes we would not even hear the siren,” says Coleman.To make schools safer the school board proposes a $12.35 million bond to pay for improvements, to a school that hasn't seen major renovations since the 1980s.42% of the ...More >>
  • Joplin School Board Approves New Short Term Financing Deal to Cover Rebuild Costs Until Reimbursed by SEMA/FEMA

    Joplin School Board Approves New Short Term Financing Deal to Cover Rebuild Costs Until Reimbursed by SEMA/FEMA

    Thursday, March 12 2015 5:54 PM EDT2015-03-12 21:54:52 GMT
    Special SessionSpecial Session
    A new loan for the Joplin School district. It's borrowing for the rebuilding effort will now hit $51 million dollars total. The school board unanimously approved new short term financing with the Bank of America for nearly $29 million dollars. The decision came in a special session this afternoon. Half that money is needed to pay contractors working on finishing the high school performing arts center, landscaping around it and other safe rooms projects still underway. The district expects to...More >>
    A new loan for the Joplin School district. It's borrowing for the rebuilding effort will now hit $51 million dollars total. The school board unanimously approved new short term financing with the Bank of America for nearly $29 million dollars. The decision came in a special session this afternoon. Half that money is needed to pay contractors working on finishing the high school performing arts center, landscaping around it and other safe rooms projects still underway. The district expects to...More >>
  • How did you enjoy today's nice weather?

    How did you enjoy today's nice weather?

    Thursday, March 12 2015 5:28 PM EDT2015-03-12 21:28:53 GMT
    Workers on the new Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin got some of that outdoor time today.More >>
    Workers on the new Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin got some of that outdoor time today.More >>
  • Joplin restaurant workers did "the right thing" during fire

    Joplin restaurant workers did "the right thing" during fire

    Thursday, March 12 2015 5:22 PM EDT2015-03-12 21:22:47 GMT
    We wanted to ask some of the workers at this Sonic location about what's next for them.  However, local management would not allow us to interview those workers.More >>
    We wanted to ask some of the workers at this Sonic location about what's next for them.  However, local management would not allow us to interview those workers.More >>
  • Nevada man charged for death of infant

    Nevada man charged for death of infant

    Thursday, March 12 2015 4:29 PM EDT2015-03-12 20:29:24 GMT
    Ethan WarnerEthan Warner
    Nevada Police report that they have concluded an investigation into the tragic death of a three year child which began on October 29th with a call for police at the Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC), Emergency Room. Investigating Officers were informed that 3 year old Ethan Warner had been in the care of a family friend when he received suspected hot water burns. When the child's mother returned home and discovered the injury, the child was driven to the NRMC for treatment. The child was ...More >>
    Nevada Police report that they have concluded an investigation into the tragic death of a three year child which began on October 29th with a call for police at the Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC), Emergency Room. Investigating Officers were informed that 3 year old Ethan Warner had been in the care of a family friend when he received suspected hot water burns. When the child's mother returned home and discovered the injury, the child was driven to the NRMC for treatment. The child was ...More >>
  • Aviation Education and Facility Tour Program

    Aviation Education and Facility Tour Program

    Thursday, March 12 2015 4:39 PM EDT2015-03-12 20:39:36 GMT
    Take a tour of the facility and see everything the airport has to offerTours can last 1 to 2 hours; based on time visitors have available.Tours of 20-100 people are free; Schedule 3-4 weeks advanced.Please see photo attached for additional details.More >>
    Take a tour of the facility and see everything the airport has to offerTours can last 1 to 2 hours; based on time visitors have available.Tours of 20-100 people are free; Schedule 3-4 weeks advanced.Please see photo attached for additional details.More >>
  • Police Pursuit in Joplin

    Police Pursuit in Joplin

    Thursday, March 12 2015 1:09 PM EDT2015-03-12 17:09:27 GMT
    On March 12, 2015, at 8:05 AM, a Joplin Police Officer made contact with parked red, Ford Mustang in the 1900 block of S. Main St.The reason for contacting the vehicle is because the officer suspected one or more of the occupants had arrest warrants.The female passenger of the vehicle had exited the parked vehicle and the officer made contact with her. He confirmed her identity as Shyla N. Figueroa, 530 Walnut Ridge, Joplin, Mo.Figueroa had two Joplin City Warrants (Failure to Appear for Poss...More >>
    On March 12, 2015, at 8:05 AM, a Joplin Police Officer made contact with parked red, Ford Mustang in the 1900 block of S. Main St.The reason for contacting the vehicle is because the officer suspected one or more of the occupants had arrest warrants.The female passenger of the vehicle had exited the parked vehicle and the officer made contact with her. He confirmed her identity as Shyla N. Figueroa, 530 Walnut Ridge, Joplin, Mo.Figueroa had two Joplin City Warrants (Failure to Appear for Poss...More >>
  • Joplin Fire Dept. allows burning within city limits with proper permit

    Joplin Fire Dept. allows burning within city limits with proper permit

    Wednesday, March 11 2015 9:50 PM EDT2015-03-12 01:50:42 GMT
    Officials at local fire departments say low winds combined with recent rains create the perfect conditions for burning. The Joplin Fire Department allowed burning within city limits today with a proper permit.More >>
    Officials at local fire departments say low winds combined with recent rains create the perfect conditions for burning. The Joplin Fire Department allowed burning within city limits today with a proper permit.More >>
  • Gardeners offer tips on best produce to plant now

    Gardeners offer tips on best produce to plant now

    Wednesday, March 11 2015 9:43 PM EDT2015-03-12 01:43:20 GMT
    Kathy Flora hit the ground running on Wednesday. "I wanted to get outside, and I did! I got out here and planted over 200 onions...More >>
    Kathy Flora hit the ground running on Wednesday. "I wanted to get outside, and I did! I got out here and planted over 200 onions...More >>
  • Kindergarten Boy Gets Surprise Visit from Grandfather Back from Serving US Army in Kuwait

    Kindergarten Boy Gets Surprise Visit from Grandfather Back from Serving US Army in Kuwait

    Wednesday, March 11 2015 9:44 PM EDT2015-03-12 01:44:56 GMT
    The military life is not for everyone. It takes sacrifice for the soldier and the family that moves too, or is left at home.But today three generations are celebrating a homecoming surprise in Joplin.Five year old Dustin Ballard and his kindergarten class got a special guest clear from Kuwait.. Dustin's grandfather.First sergeant Michael Ballard is back after nine months across the globe and his grandson is glad." Because i missed him," says Dustin.Dustin's dad Kent Ballard adds, "It was v...More >>
    The military life is not for everyone. It takes sacrifice for the soldier and the family that moves too, or is left at home.But today three generations are celebrating a homecoming surprise in Joplin.Five year old Dustin Ballard and his kindergarten class got a special guest clear from Kuwait.. Dustin's grandfather.First sergeant Michael Ballard is back after nine months across the globe and his grandson is glad." Because i missed him," says Dustin.Dustin's dad Kent Ballard adds, "It was v...More >>
  • Carthage may have permanent detour route because of MODOT funding decrease

    Carthage may have permanent detour route because of MODOT funding decrease

    Wednesday, March 11 2015 5:36 PM EDT2015-03-11 21:36:39 GMT
    City officials say, with no money, what's MODOT to do?More >>
    City officials say, with no money, what's MODOT to do?More >>
  • Ten Seed Grants Available for Volunteer Projects

    Ten Seed Grants Available for Volunteer Projects

    Wednesday, March 11 2015 12:50 PM EDT2015-03-11 16:50:14 GMT
    Volunteer Kansas is offering organizations in Kansas the opportunity to apply for Seed Grants in the amount of $500. Grants are given to help support service projects that will engage volunteers. This is the fourth year Volunteer Kansas has made Seed Grants available.“We've found there are times when the absence of a little bit of cash is the only thing standing in the way of a group of volunteers taking on a service project that would greatly benefit others. Volunteer Kansas Seed Grants help...More >>
    Volunteer Kansas is offering organizations in Kansas the opportunity to apply for Seed Grants in the amount of $500. Grants are given to help support service projects that will engage volunteers. This is the fourth year Volunteer Kansas has made Seed Grants available.“We've found there are times when the absence of a little bit of cash is the only thing standing in the way of a group of volunteers taking on a service project that would greatly benefit others. Volunteer Kansas Seed Grants help...More >>
  • ATF proposal framework increases local sales of certain class of ammunition

    ATF proposal framework increases local sales of certain class of ammunition

    Tuesday, March 10 2015 10:34 PM EDT2015-03-11 02:34:07 GMT
    A popular bullet, the M855 green tip ammunition is commonly used in the AR-15 rifle. Earlier this year, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, ATF, proposed to ban the ammo because of its ability to pierce body armor. More >>
    A popular bullet, the M855 green tip ammunition is commonly used in the AR-15 rifle. Earlier this year, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, ATF, proposed to ban the ammo because of its ability to pierce body armor. More >>
  • Local insurance agents say new sinkhole coverage benefits Joplin area due to its large mining history

    Local insurance agents say new sinkhole coverage benefits Joplin area due to its large mining history

    Tuesday, March 10 2015 9:34 PM EDT2015-03-11 01:34:04 GMT
    Sinkhole coverage is now available in the state of Missouri. Local insurance agents say it's beneficial to the Joplin area due to its large history of mining.More >>
    Sinkhole coverage is now available in the state of Missouri. Local insurance agents say it's beneficial to the Joplin area due to its large history of mining.More >>
  • Pittsburg Wins EPA Grant to Plan Clean-up of Post Mining/Smeltering Contamination on 350 Acres

    Pittsburg Wins EPA Grant to Plan Clean-up of Post Mining/Smeltering Contamination on 350 Acres

    Tuesday, March 10 2015 6:09 PM EDT2015-03-10 22:09:59 GMT
    The city of Pittsburg wins a nearly 200-thousand dollar Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields grant. It's to create an area-wide plan for properties that might be contaminated from the city's mining past and includes three hundred and fifty acres near downtown. Grant writers called it the mid-city renaissance area. City manager Daron Hall explains the name, "If Pittsburg was a body, it would be where the heart is. And it's just the center of our town and I think it's critical we addr...More >>
    The city of Pittsburg wins a nearly 200-thousand dollar Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields grant. It's to create an area-wide plan for properties that might be contaminated from the city's mining past and includes three hundred and fifty acres near downtown. Grant writers called it the mid-city renaissance area. City manager Daron Hall explains the name, "If Pittsburg was a body, it would be where the heart is. And it's just the center of our town and I think it's critical we addr...More >>
  • SE KS officials prepare for possible bird flu

    SE KS officials prepare for possible bird flu

    Tuesday, March 10 2015 5:35 PM EDT2015-03-10 21:35:20 GMT
    "We have a lot of poultry producers in this area," says Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.More >>
    "We have a lot of poultry producers in this area," says Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.More >>
  • Missouri legislation involves elimination of daylight savings

    Missouri legislation involves elimination of daylight savings

    Monday, March 9 2015 10:34 PM EDT2015-03-10 02:34:24 GMT
    Missouri legislation heard in committee today involves the elimination of daylight savings. The proposed constitutional amendment would allow voters to decide whether they would like one consistent time year-round.More >>
    Missouri legislation heard in committee today involves the elimination of daylight savings. The proposed constitutional amendment would allow voters to decide whether they would like one consistent time year-round.More >>
  • Bourbon County CASA program in need of more volunteers due to Increase in child-involved court cases

    Bourbon County CASA program in need of more volunteers due to Increase in child-involved court cases

    Monday, March 9 2015 7:51 PM EDT2015-03-09 23:51:10 GMT
    Bourbon County CASA is a volunteer program that supports children during neglect, divorce or abuse cases. The city of Fort Scott has decided to increase its annual contribution to the program, but more support is needed.More >>
    Bourbon County CASA is a volunteer program that supports children during neglect, divorce or abuse cases. The city of Fort Scott has decided to increase its annual contribution to the program, but more support is needed.More >>
  • Health Officials Report Bird Flu at Asbury Turkey Farm

    Health Officials Report Bird Flu at Asbury Turkey Farm

    Monday, March 9 2015 11:34 PM EDT2015-03-10 03:34:45 GMT
    The Missouri Department of Agriculture and the USDA are working on a plan to combat the spread of the disease after turkeys at a plant in Asbury contracted the deadly virus. Although there is no public health risk for humans, it can devastate bird populations. Health officials have forced Butterball growers Joe and Cheryl Henry to quarantine all of their birds. The farm on Thyme Rd. near the Asbury Power Plant will unfortunately have to kill all of their flock to stop the spread of disease. T...More >>
    The Missouri Department of Agriculture and the USDA are working on a plan to combat the spread of the disease after turkeys at a plant in Asbury contracted the deadly virus. Although there is no public health risk for humans, it can devastate bird populations. Health officials have forced Butterball growers Joe and Cheryl Henry to quarantine all of their birds. The farm on Thyme Rd. near the Asbury Power Plant will unfortunately have to kill all of their flock to stop the spread of disease. T...More >>
  • Avian influenza detected at Asbury turkey farm

    Avian influenza detected at Asbury turkey farm

    Monday, March 9 2015 2:51 PM EDT2015-03-09 18:51:09 GMT
    The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that it is implementing its plan for a coordinated response with the USDA, state health officials and industry partners following confirmation that turkeys at a grower facility in Asbury, near Carthage, had been infected with a strain of avian influenza. Outbreaks of a strain of avian flu have occurred in Minnesota, Oregon, Washington and Idaho and are not considered to be a threat to public health or the food supply. Preliminary tests al...More >>
    The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that it is implementing its plan for a coordinated response with the USDA, state health officials and industry partners following confirmation that turkeys at a grower facility in Asbury, near Carthage, had been infected with a strain of avian influenza. Outbreaks of a strain of avian flu have occurred in Minnesota, Oregon, Washington and Idaho and are not considered to be a threat to public health or the food supply. Preliminary tests al...More >>
  • St. Peter's Middle School Raises Money at Munch Madness Event

    St. Peter's Middle School Raises Money at Munch Madness Event

    Sunday, March 8 2015 10:16 PM EDT2015-03-09 02:16:58 GMT
    Guests chow down on international delights as part of a fundraiser for St. Peters Middle School. Community members sampled from an array of foods at a small price...like polish sausage, Thai iced tea, and Greek salad as part of Munch Madness. A third of the proceeds go toward new school books, and the rest for classroom supplies and other necessities. Students and parents have been coming back for more for more than a decade. "I come to munch madness every year. They always have such a var...More >>
    Guests chow down on international delights as part of a fundraiser for St. Peters Middle School. Community members sampled from an array of foods at a small price...like polish sausage, Thai iced tea, and Greek salad as part of Munch Madness. A third of the proceeds go toward new school books, and the rest for classroom supplies and other necessities. Students and parents have been coming back for more for more than a decade. "I come to munch madness every year. They always have such a var...More >>
  • MSSU Helps Families Fill Out the FAFSA

    MSSU Helps Families Fill Out the FAFSA

    Sunday, March 8 2015 10:13 PM EDT2015-03-09 02:13:50 GMT
    MSSU helps college bound students fill out the FAFSA, a Free Federal Application for Federal Student Aid. The April 1st priority deadline is fast approaching for students to qualify for financial aid. Everyone who applies is entitled to a direct unsubsidized government loan and some may qualify for a federal Pell Grant, state aid, and other scholarships.“People need to know that the FAFSA takes time. That even after they fill it out, they need to double check with the institution that they ar...More >>
    MSSU helps college bound students fill out the FAFSA, a Free Federal Application for Federal Student Aid. The April 1st priority deadline is fast approaching for students to qualify for financial aid. Everyone who applies is entitled to a direct unsubsidized government loan and some may qualify for a federal Pell Grant, state aid, and other scholarships.“People need to know that the FAFSA takes time. That even after they fill it out, they need to double check with the institution that they ar...More >>
  • The Coleman Theatre Shows Special Silent Film Double Feature

    The Coleman Theatre Shows Special Silent Film Double Feature

    Sunday, March 8 2015 10:12 PM EDT2015-03-09 02:12:34 GMT
    Movie lovers in Miami experience a special cinematic throwback. The Coleman Theatre presented a double feature of director Cecil B DeMille's early silent films.Traveling organist Dennis James helped to bring films “The Cheat" and "A Fool There Was" to life. In the early 1900s when these films were released, the content was considered scandalous.The Theatre Director Shannon Duhon says the venue's history complements the films' ages. "I think when you can come to a place like the Coleman Theatr...More >>
    Movie lovers in Miami experience a special cinematic throwback. The Coleman Theatre presented a double feature of director Cecil B DeMille's early silent films.Traveling organist Dennis James helped to bring films “The Cheat" and "A Fool There Was" to life. In the early 1900s when these films were released, the content was considered scandalous.The Theatre Director Shannon Duhon says the venue's history complements the films' ages. "I think when you can come to a place like the Coleman Theatr...More >>
  • Carl Junction Holds Business Expo

    Carl Junction Holds Business Expo

    Saturday, March 7 2015 8:51 PM EST2015-03-08 01:51:57 GMT
    About a thousand people pack the Carl Junction Community Center for its 4th annual Business Expo. Over 60 businesses took part in the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce event. More >>
    About a thousand people pack the Carl Junction Community Center for its 4th annual Business Expo. Over 60 businesses took part in the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce event. More >>
  • Movie Attempts to Stop Bullying

    Movie Attempts to Stop Bullying

    Saturday, March 7 2015 8:46 PM EST2015-03-08 01:46:16 GMT
    An award-winning film comes to Missouri to teach kids about bullying and animal care. The Lamar Plaza Theater is one of about 40 movie theaters in Missouri showing Marshall the Miracle Dog this weekend in conjunction with "Commit to be Kind Weekend". More >>
    An award-winning film comes to Missouri to teach kids about bullying and animal care. The Lamar Plaza Theater is one of about 40 movie theaters in Missouri showing Marshall the Miracle Dog this weekend in conjunction with "Commit to be Kind Weekend". More >>
  • Circus Packs Fans, Jams Traffic

    Circus Packs Fans, Jams Traffic

    Saturday, March 7 2015 8:41 PM EST2015-03-08 01:41:32 GMT
    While the circus is entertaining audiences.. It's frustrating drivers. Traffic heading into the Tarzan Zerbini Circus has caused major issues on the roads. More >>
    While the circus is entertaining audiences.. It's frustrating drivers. Traffic heading into the Tarzan Zerbini Circus has caused major issues on the roads. More >>
  • The Kiwanis Club hosts 66th annual pancake feed in Parsons

    The Kiwanis Club hosts 66th annual pancake feed in Parsons

    Saturday, March 7 2015 7:37 PM EST2015-03-08 00:37:32 GMT
    The service club volunteers served-up unlimited flapjacks for a $5 donation. All proceeds go toward community services, including helping give support to underprivileged children.More >>
    The service club volunteers served-up unlimited flapjacks for a $5 donation. All proceeds go toward community services, including helping give support to underprivileged children. More >>
  • Mercy Hospital Opens its Doors to the Public at Open House

    Mercy Hospital Opens its Doors to the Public at Open House

    Monday, March 9 2015 1:28 PM EDT2015-03-09 17:28:38 GMT
    “A symbol of the toughest people on god's green earth,” says Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.Governor Nixon praises Joplin's rebuilding and Mercy Hospitals as Four Staters get their first chance to look at the state of the art facility. A building he says represents unity after the storm. “We say another prayer of thanks and ask for the continued blessings that have made Joplin a beacon of hope and inspiration for the world."Nurse Rita Stiles puts out the welcome packets in the place she's worked...More >>
    “A symbol of the toughest people on god's green earth,” says Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.Governor Nixon praises Joplin's rebuilding and Mercy Hospitals as Four Staters get their first chance to look at the state of the art facility. A building he says represents unity after the storm. “We say another prayer of thanks and ask for the continued blessings that have made Joplin a beacon of hope and inspiration for the world."Nurse Rita Stiles puts out the welcome packets in the place she's worked...More >>
  • Efforts underway to bring trolley rides back to Fort Scott, KS

    Efforts underway to bring trolley rides back to Fort Scott, KS

    Friday, March 6 2015 10:37 PM EST2015-03-07 03:37:18 GMT
    Fundraising efforts are currently underway for a new downtown trolley, which will cost an estimated $60,000.More >>
    Fundraising efforts are currently underway for a new downtown trolley, which will cost an estimated $60,000.More >>
  • A First Look Inside Mercy Joplin's New Operating Rooms

    A First Look Inside Mercy Joplin's New Operating Rooms

    Friday, March 6 2015 9:52 PM EST2015-03-07 02:52:28 GMT
    Mercy's new hospital has 16 state of the art operating rooms. We take an inside look with cardiovascular surgeon Dr. James Taylor at what the new facilities have to offer. “This is Mercy hospital Joplin's hybrid operating room. It integrates state of the art radiology and cardiology interventional techniques with the operating rooms. That gives us a certain advantage and enables us to provide patient care from a radiology standpoint,” says Dr. Taylor. In this operating room is where procedure...More >>
    Mercy's new hospital has 16 state of the art operating rooms. We take an inside look with cardiovascular surgeon Dr. James Taylor at what the new facilities have to offer. “This is Mercy hospital Joplin's hybrid operating room. It integrates state of the art radiology and cardiology interventional techniques with the operating rooms. That gives us a certain advantage and enables us to provide patient care from a radiology standpoint,” says Dr. Taylor. In this operating room is where procedure...More >>
  • Tales From the Circus

    Tales From the Circus

    Friday, March 6 2015 9:43 PM EST2015-03-07 02:43:20 GMT
    The Tarzan Zerbini Circus is in town this weekend. And while you may have just had dreams of running away with the circus as a child, one Richard Curtis actually did that at the age of 25. More >>
    The Tarzan Zerbini Circus is in town this weekend. And while you may have just had dreams of running away with the circus as a child, one Richard Curtis actually did that at the age of 25. More >>
  • Three charged in shooting and home invasion

    Three charged in shooting and home invasion

    Friday, March 6 2015 2:48 PM EST2015-03-06 19:48:53 GMT
    The McDonald County prosecuting attorney's office and sheriff's just wrapped up a joint press conference at the McDonald County Courthouse. Three individuals have been charged with 1st Degree MurderMore >>
    The McDonald County prosecuting attorney's office and sheriff's just wrapped up a joint press conference at the McDonald County Courthouse. Three individuals have been charged with 1st Degree MurderMore >>
  • Joplin Police Release Annual Statistics

    Joplin Police Release Annual Statistics

    Thursday, March 5 2015 10:44 PM EST2015-03-06 03:44:40 GMT
    The Joplin police department released it's annual year-end report, Thursday. The 39-page document compiles instances of police force, the types of force used.. As well as complaints against the department. For the Joplin police department, nothing was too out of the ordinary in 2014. More >>
    The Joplin police department released it's annual year-end report, Thursday. The 39-page document compiles instances of police force, the types of force used.. As well as complaints against the department. For the Joplin police department, nothing was too out of the ordinary in 2014. More >>
  • Local circus manager discusses Ringling Bros. decision to phase out elephants by 2018

    Local circus manager discusses Ringling Bros. decision to phase out elephants by 2018

    Thursday, March 5 2015 10:27 PM EST2015-03-06 03:27:08 GMT
    The Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus today announced it will begin phasing out all elephants from performances by 2018.More >>
    The Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus today announced it will begin phasing out all elephants from performances by 2018.More >>
  • Empire Warns of Continuing Phone Scam

    Empire Warns of Continuing Phone Scam

    Thursday, March 5 2015 7:34 PM EST2015-03-06 00:34:18 GMT
    "To have to close after working so hard to open, even though it was a soft opening, we had a lot of prep time to for the last few months and really getting things squared away to have to close at this point would be pretty catastrophic for us," says Johnson. Andy Johnson and his wife recently opened a new coffee shop on 7th St. just a week and half ago. And when he got a call demanding money, and that he was late on his electric bill it seemed his coffee shop dreams might come to an end.“So w...More >>
    "To have to close after working so hard to open, even though it was a soft opening, we had a lot of prep time to for the last few months and really getting things squared away to have to close at this point would be pretty catastrophic for us," says Johnson. Andy Johnson and his wife recently opened a new coffee shop on 7th St. just a week and half ago. And when he got a call demanding money, and that he was late on his electric bill it seemed his coffee shop dreams might come to an end.“So w...More >>
  • Mercy Hospital's Move Home will Add to Commercial Property Glut

    Mercy Hospital's Move Home will Add to Commercial Property Glut

    Thursday, March 5 2015 6:45 PM EST2015-03-05 23:45:01 GMT
    Commercial building vacancies are expected to boom in Joplin as Mercy hospital begins its move home. After the 2011 tornado hit St. John's, the hospital, now named Mercy, moved staff into spaces all across Joplin . President and CEO Gary Pulsipher says, “At any one time, that was two hundred fifty people that were working in various sites around town. It was a big deal." Now Mercy doesn't need those leased spaces. Commercial realtor David Glenn says, "We have a glut of empty space in Joplin...More >>
    Commercial building vacancies are expected to boom in Joplin as Mercy hospital begins its move home. After the 2011 tornado hit St. John's, the hospital, now named Mercy, moved staff into spaces all across Joplin . President and CEO Gary Pulsipher says, “At any one time, that was two hundred fifty people that were working in various sites around town. It was a big deal." Now Mercy doesn't need those leased spaces. Commercial realtor David Glenn says, "We have a glut of empty space in Joplin...More >>
  • Crawford County Sheriff's Office enters new agreement to bring better quality emergency alerts to residents

    Crawford County Sheriff's Office enters new agreement to bring better quality emergency alerts to residents

    Wednesday, March 4 2015 10:36 PM EST2015-03-05 03:36:29 GMT
    The Crawford County Sheriff's Office has entered into a new agreement to bring better quality emergency alerts to residents. A service, officials say, could potentially save lives. 95 residents in Crawford County have already subscribed to the new emergency alert system, available on the sheriff's office website, as of this week.More >>
    The Crawford County Sheriff's Office has entered into a new agreement to bring better quality emergency alerts to residents. A service, officials say, could potentially save lives. 95 residents in Crawford County have already subscribed to the new emergency alert system, available on the sheriff's office website, as of this week.More >>
  • Southwest Missouri crisis center shares surplus food with area churches and food banks

    Southwest Missouri crisis center shares surplus food with area churches and food banks

    Wednesday, March 4 2015 9:19 PM EST2015-03-05 02:19:14 GMT
    All this lifting and loading is about sharing. "If we get an abundance of juice or something, we share," says Pam Boswell, Carthage Crisis Center. "It's the same thing with the foods we get."More >>
    All this lifting and loading is about sharing. "If we get an abundance of juice or something, we share," says Pam Boswell, Carthage Crisis Center. "It's the same thing with the foods we get."More >>
  • The Loneliest Job In Joplin On a Snow Day

    The Loneliest Job In Joplin On a Snow Day

    Wednesday, March 4 2015 7:39 PM EST2015-03-05 00:39:23 GMT
    Caleb Wilson anxiously waits to serve another customer, and it's probably one of the only customers he'll see walk through the door the entire day.“I'm probably the only one brave enough to get out. Or maybe I shouldn't be so brave and not be out in this weather,” says customer Leslie Ply.But that doesn't stop regulars from rolling up the drive through."Yeah I seem to crave it more when it's cold out for some reason. It don't make sense, but people seem to have their differences I guess,” say...More >>
    Caleb Wilson anxiously waits to serve another customer, and it's probably one of the only customers he'll see walk through the door the entire day.“I'm probably the only one brave enough to get out. Or maybe I shouldn't be so brave and not be out in this weather,” says customer Leslie Ply.But that doesn't stop regulars from rolling up the drive through."Yeah I seem to crave it more when it's cold out for some reason. It don't make sense, but people seem to have their differences I guess,” say...More >>
  • Joplin Schools Split Decision on Canceling Classes for Middle/High School and Not Elementary Frustrates Parents

    Joplin Schools Split Decision on Canceling Classes for Middle/High School and Not Elementary Frustrates Parents

    Wednesday, March 4 2015 6:17 PM EST2015-03-04 23:17:40 GMT
    Late school cancellations caused confusion and frustration for parents in Joplin today. Busses carrying elementary students were already close to arriving at school when roads were getting slick with snow and the district decided to keep elementary schools open but to cancel middle and high school. Third graders at Irving elementary combined classes for indoor recess and the school combined kindergarten and first grade lunch sessions as so many classmates stayed home. The district reports a...More >>
    Late school cancellations caused confusion and frustration for parents in Joplin today. Busses carrying elementary students were already close to arriving at school when roads were getting slick with snow and the district decided to keep elementary schools open but to cancel middle and high school. Third graders at Irving elementary combined classes for indoor recess and the school combined kindergarten and first grade lunch sessions as so many classmates stayed home. The district reports a...More >>
  • Carl Junction to offer city-wide Wi-Fi

    Carl Junction to offer city-wide Wi-Fi

    Wednesday, March 4 2015 5:37 PM EST2015-03-04 22:37:36 GMT
    City officials say this new type of wireless signal will be the first-of-its kind, when to put to use city-wide.More >>
    City officials say this new type of wireless signal will be the first-of-its kind, when to put to use city-wide.More >>
  • City officials in Carl Junction, MO seek public input on proposed sidewalk project along Briarbrook Drive

    City officials in Carl Junction, MO seek public input on proposed sidewalk project along Briarbrook Drive

    Tuesday, March 3 2015 10:31 PM EST2015-03-04 03:31:15 GMT
    City officials in Carl Junction, Missouri are seeking public input on a proposed sidewalk project along Briarbrook Drive.More >>
    City officials in Carl Junction, Missouri are seeking public input on a proposed sidewalk project along Briarbrook Drive.More >>
  • Impending weather keeps MODOT crews busy

    Impending weather keeps MODOT crews busy

    Tuesday, March 3 2015 7:54 PM EST2015-03-04 00:54:14 GMT
    Workers spent the day prepping across the board, fueling up, checking plow blades and loading and delivering salt. More >>
    Workers spent the day prepping across the board, fueling up, checking plow blades and loading and delivering salt. More >>
  • Student Volunteer Honored by Kohl's Cares Explains Benefits of Serving Others

    Student Volunteer Honored by Kohl's Cares Explains Benefits of Serving Others

    Tuesday, March 3 2015 5:38 PM EST2015-03-03 22:38:04 GMT
    Hadley HIcklinHadley HIcklin
    They may be young but students who volunteer can make an impact on their schools and community. Right now the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program is seeking nominations for area students who make a difference. Last year's regional honoree goes to Carthage junior high school. Hadley Hicklin tackles science with other 7th graders now but something she did for two years in 5th and 6th grade got the attention of the Kohl's cares scholarship program. Hadley says, "There was a little girl in my cl...More >>
    They may be young but students who volunteer can make an impact on their schools and community. Right now the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program is seeking nominations for area students who make a difference. Last year's regional honoree goes to Carthage junior high school. Hadley Hicklin tackles science with other 7th graders now but something she did for two years in 5th and 6th grade got the attention of the Kohl's cares scholarship program. Hadley says, "There was a little girl in my cl...More >>
  • Joplin School District invites parents to ask questions about audit

    Joplin School District invites parents to ask questions about audit

    Tuesday, March 3 2015 4:55 PM EST2015-03-03 21:55:59 GMT
     The open house will start at 6 PM inside the Joplin High School cafeteria.  More >>
     The open house will start at 6 PM inside the Joplin High School cafeteria.  More >>
  • Kansas Legislature Looks at DUI Punishments

    Kansas Legislature Looks at DUI Punishments

    Monday, March 2 2015 10:48 PM EST2015-03-03 03:48:11 GMT
    The Kansas house has passed two bills concerning DUI punishments. House Bill 2115 will classify DUI-related accidents causing permanent disability of another person as aggravated battery, making the charge a level 4 felony. House Bill 2159 looks to shorten the length of time those convicted of a DUI have to wait before applying to clear their criminal record. More >>
    The Kansas house has passed two bills concerning DUI punishments. House Bill 2115 will classify DUI-related accidents causing permanent disability of another person as aggravated battery, making the charge a level 4 felony. House Bill 2159 looks to shorten the length of time those convicted of a DUI have to wait before applying to clear their criminal record. More >>
  • Resource Opening for Foster Families

    Resource Opening for Foster Families

    Monday, March 2 2015 10:43 PM EST2015-03-03 03:43:24 GMT
    Foster homes have a new resource in Carl Junction. Fostering Hope,a non profit focused on helping children in foster care, is ready to open the Caring Closet. After operating out of a storage unit the past three years, Fostering Hope will have an outlet for families with foster children to take clothes, shoes, or any other donated items from the Closet, free of charge.More >>
    Foster homes have a new resource in Carl Junction. Fostering Hope,a non profit focused on helping children in foster care, is ready to open the Caring Closet. After operating out of a storage unit the past three years, Fostering Hope will have an outlet for families with foster children to take clothes, shoes, or any other donated items from the Closet, free of charge.More >>
  • Joplin School District receives "fair" rating in recently conducted state audit

    Joplin School District receives "fair" rating in recently conducted state audit

    Monday, March 2 2015 10:37 PM EST2015-03-03 03:37:26 GMT
    A recently conducted state audit gives the Joplin School District a "fair" rating, and several areas to improve on. Last summer, citizens began a petition for the audit due to raised concerns regarding the spending of the high volume of donations the district received following the 2011 Joplin tornado. District officials say the audit findings show no evidence of fraud or misappropriation of the nearly $8.5 million in post-tornado donations.More >>
    A recently conducted state audit gives the Joplin School District a "fair" rating, and several areas to improve on. Last summer, citizens began a petition for the audit due to raised concerns regarding the spending of the high volume of donations the district received following the 2011 Joplin tornado. District officials say the audit findings show no evidence of fraud or misappropriation of the nearly $8.5 million in post-tornado donations.More >>
  • Joplin could have new domestic violence ordinance

    Joplin could have new domestic violence ordinance

    Monday, March 2 2015 4:55 PM EST2015-03-02 21:55:42 GMT
     Local victims advocacy groups were surprised to learn the city has no such ordinance.More >>
     Local victims advocacy groups were surprised to learn the city has no such ordinance.More >>
  • State auditor gives JSD Fair Rating

    State auditor gives JSD Fair Rating

    Monday, March 2 2015 3:52 PM EST2015-03-02 20:52:17 GMT
     The Joplin School District state audit report was released this afternoon. More >>
     The Joplin School District state audit report was released this afternoon. More >>
  • Goodwin has been found; in good condition

    Goodwin has been found; in good condition

    Monday, March 2 2015 12:52 PM EST2015-03-02 17:52:41 GMT
    Christian GoodwinChristian Goodwin
     The Joplin Police Department is grateful to announce that...

     
    More >>
     The Joplin Police Department is grateful to announce that...

     
    More >>
  • PSU Students Perform First Play in New Bicknell Center for the Arts

    PSU Students Perform First Play in New Bicknell Center for the Arts

    Sunday, March 1 2015 9:29 PM EST2015-03-02 02:29:33 GMT
    Pitt State students put on their first play, Eurydice, at the brand new Bicknell Center for the Arts. We got a preview beforehand of the new theatre during the show's tech rehearsal. Students tested out the lighting and sound effects in the new state of the art, $33 million facility. Students say it was hard to get staging right while the theatre was still under construction. But now it's all come together. "It's been really cool. I was in the last production which was in memorial, w...More >>
    Pitt State students put on their first play, Eurydice, at the brand new Bicknell Center for the Arts. We got a preview beforehand of the new theatre during the show's tech rehearsal. Students tested out the lighting and sound effects in the new state of the art, $33 million facility. Students say it was hard to get staging right while the theatre was still under construction. But now it's all come together. "It's been really cool. I was in the last production which was in memorial, w...More >>
  • Joplin Police Warn of the Dangers of Black Ice

    Joplin Police Warn of the Dangers of Black Ice

    Sunday, March 1 2015 9:27 PM EST2015-03-02 02:27:45 GMT
    Emergency road conditions in Joplin have been lifted as of around 4pm, but police still warn of hazardous driving conditions Most roadways are clear but wet, and there is worry that with the cold they will freeze over making driving dangerous. Anytime there's rain or precipitation with below freezing temperatures there's a risk for black ice, after the moisture refreezes. “When there's black ice on the road, the best thing to do is just stay home, just stay off the roadways. You can't see b...More >>
    Emergency road conditions in Joplin have been lifted as of around 4pm, but police still warn of hazardous driving conditions Most roadways are clear but wet, and there is worry that with the cold they will freeze over making driving dangerous. Anytime there's rain or precipitation with below freezing temperatures there's a risk for black ice, after the moisture refreezes. “When there's black ice on the road, the best thing to do is just stay home, just stay off the roadways. You can't see b...More >>
  • MSSU Students and Families Make Cultural Connections at Chinese Celebration

    MSSU Students and Families Make Cultural Connections at Chinese Celebration

    Sunday, March 1 2015 9:26 PM EST2015-03-02 02:26:29 GMT
    Students and families connect across cultures at a Chinese Celebration hosted by the International Friendship Families Program in Joplin. MSSU international students shared lunch using chopsticks with their American host families in the college heights church gym. The group holds events once a month to spread cultural awareness and help international students adjust to their new lives in the states. "I love learning about other cultures. And I think for Joplin, we're in the Midwest, so w...More >>
    Students and families connect across cultures at a Chinese Celebration hosted by the International Friendship Families Program in Joplin. MSSU international students shared lunch using chopsticks with their American host families in the college heights church gym. The group holds events once a month to spread cultural awareness and help international students adjust to their new lives in the states. "I love learning about other cultures. And I think for Joplin, we're in the Midwest, so w...More >>
  • Trout Season Begins in Cassville

    Trout Season Begins in Cassville

    Sunday, March 1 2015 8:53 PM EST2015-03-02 01:53:04 GMT
    On the surface, everyone at the Roaring River in Cassville, Missouri is there to fish. But the river doesn't just hold a fair amount of trout. For many of the anglers, this river on this day holds decades of family history.More >>
    On the surface, everyone at the Roaring River in Cassville, Missouri is there to fish. But the river doesn't just hold a fair amount of trout. For many of the anglers, this river on this day holds decades of family history.More >>
  • Souls Harbor Celebrates Founders

    Souls Harbor Celebrates Founders

    Saturday, February 28 2015 9:41 PM EST2015-03-01 02:41:22 GMT
    The Souls Harbor homeless shelter celebrates it's 33rd anniversary with Founders Day Volunteers and supporters gathered to honor Georgia Jones, and her late husband Art, who founded Souls Harbor in 1982. More >>
    The Souls Harbor homeless shelter celebrates it's 33rd anniversary with Founders Day Volunteers and supporters gathered to honor Georgia Jones, and her late husband Art, who founded Souls Harbor in 1982. More >>
  • Joplin Volunteers Feed Haitian Students

    Joplin Volunteers Feed Haitian Students

    Saturday, February 28 2015 9:18 PM EST2015-03-01 02:18:16 GMT
    Volunteers bag thousands of meals in Joplin for students in Haiti. The Victory Ministry and Sports Complex held it's 2nd annual Victory for Haiti event this morning. More than 1,800 people volunteered to package meals that will be sent to students at the Haitian Christian Mission. More >>
    Volunteers bag thousands of meals in Joplin for students in Haiti. The Victory Ministry and Sports Complex held it's 2nd annual Victory for Haiti event this morning. More than 1,800 people volunteered to package meals that will be sent to students at the Haitian Christian Mission. More >>
  • Vernon County boy dies after falling through pond ice

    Vernon County boy dies after falling through pond ice

    Saturday, February 28 2015 7:46 PM EST2015-03-01 00:46:12 GMT
    At approximately 9:00 Saturday morning, the Nevada Police Department responded to a call regarding three people in a private resident pond northwest of town. More >>
    At approximately 9:00 Saturday morning, the Nevada Police Department responded to a call regarding three people in a private resident pond northwest of town. More >>
  • Nurses needed to help bring Baxter Springs baby home from Kansas City hospital

    Nurses needed to help bring Baxter Springs baby home from Kansas City hospital

    Friday, February 27 2015 8:10 PM EST2015-02-28 01:10:45 GMT
    A family in Baxter Springs, Kansas is asking for the help of local nurses to bring their one-year-old daughter home from Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.More >>
    A family in Baxter Springs, Kansas is asking for the help of local nurses to bring their one-year-old daughter home from Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.More >>
  • The Landing Offers a Safe Haven for Disabled Homeless & Veterans

    The Landing Offers a Safe Haven for Disabled Homeless & Veterans

    Friday, February 27 2015 7:04 PM EST2015-02-28 00:04:44 GMT
    Vietnam Vet Bernard Gordon still carries the injuries of wartime with him.“I have 38 pieces of shrapnel in my spine. I have a bullet in my hip that can't be removed. Other than that, I'm alive,” says Gordon.After his wife died he was kicked out of his apartment while he was still staying in the hospital."I've had five strokes since my wife died and eight heart attacks."After being in and out of shelters, he now he calls The Landing a safe haven."It's nice to have some place to live. That does...More >>
    Vietnam Vet Bernard Gordon still carries the injuries of wartime with him.“I have 38 pieces of shrapnel in my spine. I have a bullet in my hip that can't be removed. Other than that, I'm alive,” says Gordon.After his wife died he was kicked out of his apartment while he was still staying in the hospital."I've had five strokes since my wife died and eight heart attacks."After being in and out of shelters, he now he calls The Landing a safe haven."It's nice to have some place to live. That does...More >>
  • County commissioners want Amish to dispose waste "properly"

    County commissioners want Amish to dispose waste "properly"

    Friday, February 27 2015 4:57 PM EST2015-02-27 21:57:58 GMT
    An old question once again centers around an old lifestyle.More >>
    An old question once again centers around an old lifestyle.More >>
  • State lawmakers and community members remember Tom Schweich as exceptional auditor

    State lawmakers and community members remember Tom Schweich as exceptional auditor

    Thursday, February 26 2015 10:31 PM EST2015-02-27 03:31:29 GMT
    The cause of death of Missouri state auditor Tom Schweich has been ruled as an “apparent suicide” by gunshot this morning in his St. Louis home.  State lawmakers remember Tom Schweich as an exceptional auditor.  More >>
    The cause of death of Missouri state auditor Tom Schweich has been ruled as an “apparent suicide” by gunshot this morning in his St. Louis home.  State lawmakers remember Tom Schweich as an exceptional auditor.  More >>
  • Students Weigh In on OK Bill to Defund AP US History Classes

    Students Weigh In on OK Bill to Defund AP US History Classes

    Thursday, February 26 2015 9:07 PM EST2015-02-27 02:07:13 GMT
    For Miami High School Senior Marriah Darnell AP US history is one of her favorite classes. “It's something that everybody needs to know a little bit about so that you have a good, firm understanding of the things that happened before so that, maybe so history won't repeat itself,” says Darnell. But that course may not be offered to next year's seniors if a new Oklahoma bill passes to de-fund the program. Representative Dan Fisher, author of the bill, denied our request for an interview aft...More >>
    For Miami High School Senior Marriah Darnell AP US history is one of her favorite classes. “It's something that everybody needs to know a little bit about so that you have a good, firm understanding of the things that happened before so that, maybe so history won't repeat itself,” says Darnell. But that course may not be offered to next year's seniors if a new Oklahoma bill passes to de-fund the program. Representative Dan Fisher, author of the bill, denied our request for an interview aft...More >>
  • Pittsburg woman working to change 40-year-old city ordinance that bans certain dogs within city limits

    Pittsburg woman working to change 40-year-old city ordinance that bans certain dogs within city limits

    Friday, February 27 2015 12:27 PM EST2015-02-27 17:27:25 GMT
    Kelci Cooper recalls three years ago when she almost lost her dog sam to animal control. "They told me I had 24 hours to get him out of city limits or they were going to put him to sleep. And honestly, it terrified me, he's a member of my family."More >>
    Kelci Cooper recalls three years ago when she almost lost her dog sam to animal control. "They told me I had 24 hours to get him out of city limits or they were going to put him to sleep. And honestly, it terrified me, he's a member of my family."More >>
  • Missouri auditor died of self-inflicted gunshot

    Missouri auditor died of self-inflicted gunshot

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:33 PM EST2015-02-26 23:33:03 GMT
    Tom Schweich, 1960-2015Tom Schweich, 1960-2015
    By David Lieb - JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor, died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a staff member told The Associated Press.The auditor's office staff member spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about the cause of death. A statement from Schweich's spokesman confirmed the 54-year-old had died but didn't list a cause.Schweich was taken to the hospital Thursday after w...More >>
    By David Lieb - JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor, died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a staff member told The Associated Press.The auditor's office staff member spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about the cause of death. A statement from Schweich's spokesman confirmed the 54-year-old had died but didn't list a cause.Schweich was taken to the hospital Thursday after w...More >>
  • Walmart Will Close Baxter Springs Store--60 to Lose Jobs

    Walmart Will Close Baxter Springs Store--60 to Lose Jobs

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:07 PM EST2015-02-26 23:07:24 GMT
    Bad economic news for Baxter Springs, Kansas as Walmart announces it will close the store there on April 28th. At Weston's café everyone is talking about the closing. Many are regular customers. Waitress Vanessa Eaton says she goes there, "Three times a day, sometimes, yeah. " "It's very sad,” says resident David Gaines, “Very sad, that we're going to lose all them employees out there." The store has about sixty workers. At least two workers have more than 35 years experience each. Resid...More >>
    Bad economic news for Baxter Springs, Kansas as Walmart announces it will close the store there on April 28th. At Weston's café everyone is talking about the closing. Many are regular customers. Waitress Vanessa Eaton says she goes there, "Three times a day, sometimes, yeah. " "It's very sad,” says resident David Gaines, “Very sad, that we're going to lose all them employees out there." The store has about sixty workers. At least two workers have more than 35 years experience each. Resid...More >>
  • Missouri leaders release statements on Auditor Schweich's Death

    Missouri leaders release statements on Auditor Schweich's Death

    Thursday, February 26 2015 4:59 PM EST2015-02-26 21:59:51 GMT
    “I am deeply saddened by today's news regarding Auditor Tom Schweich. Auditor Schweich was an extraordinary man with an extraordinary record of service to our state and nation. Our state and nation are better places because of his tireless dedication to duty and service. His wife, Kathy, and two children, Emilie and Thomas, will be in my prayers. I ask everyone to respect their privacy.” – Catherine Hanaway“I am very sad, and hurt so much for Tom Schweich's family. He was a good man, and a de...More >>
    “I am deeply saddened by today's news regarding Auditor Tom Schweich. Auditor Schweich was an extraordinary man with an extraordinary record of service to our state and nation. Our state and nation are better places because of his tireless dedication to duty and service. His wife, Kathy, and two children, Emilie and Thomas, will be in my prayers. I ask everyone to respect their privacy.” – Catherine Hanaway“I am very sad, and hurt so much for Tom Schweich's family. He was a good man, and a de...More >>
  • Joplin city attorney: Trucking company had rights to "step into the shoes" of master redeveloper

    Joplin city attorney: Trucking company had rights to "step into the shoes" of master redeveloper

    Thursday, February 26 2015 3:36 PM EST2015-02-26 20:36:59 GMT
    "This too shall pass," says Joplin's city manager, concerning our reporting of this issue.More >>
    "This too shall pass," says Joplin's city manager, concerning our reporting of this issue.More >>
  • Baxter Springs Walmart to close April 28th

    Baxter Springs Walmart to close April 28th

    Thursday, February 26 2015 12:46 PM EST2015-02-26 17:46:36 GMT
    The Baxter Springs Walmart will be closing its doors April 28th, 2015. The store has been open for more than 30 years, and has approximately 60 associates."After careful consideration Walmart has made the difficult decision to close its Baxter Spring, Kansas store," Anne Hatfield, spokesperson for Walmart said. "These are not decisions we make lightly. Baxter Springs is a strong community where we have a long history."Statement from Walmart:"The needs of our customers have changed as our cust...More >>
    The Baxter Springs Walmart will be closing its doors April 28th, 2015. The store has been open for more than 30 years, and has approximately 60 associates."After careful consideration Walmart has made the difficult decision to close its Baxter Spring, Kansas store," Anne Hatfield, spokesperson for Walmart said. "These are not decisions we make lightly. Baxter Springs is a strong community where we have a long history."Statement from Walmart:"The needs of our customers have changed as our cust...More >>
  • Special Report: The Changing World of Weed

    Special Report: The Changing World of Weed

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 11:04 PM EST2015-02-26 04:04:35 GMT
    While doctors look to marijuana for possible medicinal treatments.. In states like Colorado -- where recreational use is legal -- new, more potent forms of the drug are being developed for consumers. More >>
    While doctors look to marijuana for possible medicinal treatments.. In states like Colorado -- where recreational use is legal -- new, more potent forms of the drug are being developed for consumers. More >>
  • Longtime Joplin restaurant and bar to close its doors

    Longtime Joplin restaurant and bar to close its doors

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 10:28 PM EST2015-02-26 03:28:26 GMT
    The Kitchen Pass, a longtime beloved restaurant and bar, which has been in downtown Joplin for nearly 30 years, will close next month. Owners are hopeful the restaurant's legacy will live on, as a new restaurant moves in to take its place.More >>
    The Kitchen Pass, a longtime beloved restaurant and bar, which has been in downtown Joplin for nearly 30 years, will close next month. Owners are hopeful the restaurant's legacy will live on, as a new restaurant moves in to take its place.More >>
  • 2015 Little Kickers Program - April 15th

    2015 Little Kickers Program - April 15th

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 8:03 PM EST2015-02-26 01:03:33 GMT
    Starting 5:45-6:30 p.m. or 6:45-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department will host the little kicker's soccer program at Hershewe Soccer Complex located at the Joplin Athletic Complex.Registration is open through Tuesday, April 14 for the little kickers program. Fees for the program are $30 per child, ages 3-5. Each player will receive a soccer shirt and a trophy.Little Kickers is a four week instructional program designed to introduce children to the sport...More >>
    Starting 5:45-6:30 p.m. or 6:45-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department will host the little kicker's soccer program at Hershewe Soccer Complex located at the Joplin Athletic Complex.Registration is open through Tuesday, April 14 for the little kickers program. Fees for the program are $30 per child, ages 3-5. Each player will receive a soccer shirt and a trophy.Little Kickers is a four week instructional program designed to introduce children to the sport...More >>
  • PSU Technology Education Students Build Doghouses: Habitat for Hounds

    PSU Technology Education Students Build Doghouses: Habitat for Hounds

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 5:05 PM EST2015-02-25 22:05:02 GMT
    The push to bring more STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math into the classroom, has future teachers at Pittsburg State University getting a lesson in construction. But this project also has a purpose. The program is called Habitat for Hounds. The class is creating four dog houses for pups at the Southeast Kansas Humane Society. PSU Technology and Engineering Education major Melissa Stebbins says,"There's so many strays that don't get adopted I think them having a house ready t...More >>
    The push to bring more STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math into the classroom, has future teachers at Pittsburg State University getting a lesson in construction. But this project also has a purpose. The program is called Habitat for Hounds. The class is creating four dog houses for pups at the Southeast Kansas Humane Society. PSU Technology and Engineering Education major Melissa Stebbins says,"There's so many strays that don't get adopted I think them having a house ready t...More >>
  • Jasper County deputies soon to take on different role

    Jasper County deputies soon to take on different role

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 4:59 PM EST2015-02-25 21:59:15 GMT
    "It really reverts back to the old school policing," says the Jasper County Sheriff.More >>
    "It really reverts back to the old school policing," says the Jasper County Sheriff.More >>
  • Joplin School Board schedules March 25 election to determine teacher union representation

    Joplin School Board schedules March 25 election to determine teacher union representation

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 10:33 PM EST2015-02-25 03:33:49 GMT
    Tonight, the Joplin School Board has finalized an election date to determine whether teachers within the district will be represented exclusively by one union for collective bargaining. In a unanimous vote, the Joplin School Board set Wednesday, March 25 as the election date to determine how district teachers will be represented into the future.More >>
    Tonight, the Joplin School Board has finalized an election date to determine whether teachers within the district will be represented exclusively by one union for collective bargaining. In a unanimous vote, the Joplin School Board set Wednesday, March 25 as the election date to determine how district teachers will be represented into the future.More >>
  • Downtown Joplin Alliance Conducts Parking Survey

    Downtown Joplin Alliance Conducts Parking Survey

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 7:04 PM EST2015-02-25 00:04:23 GMT
    Parking is an issue that has plagued Joplin's downtown in the past. Solutions included removing islands to create spaces, removing meters and adding permits. Now the Downtown Joplin Alliance is conducting a survey to see if people want more free, unlimited parking. Business owner Matt Johnson says yes. "It's very stressful trying to find a parking spot downtown," said Johnson. Johnson operates a website design and software business on Joplin's main street but says even with a conference r...More >>
    Parking is an issue that has plagued Joplin's downtown in the past. Solutions included removing islands to create spaces, removing meters and adding permits. Now the Downtown Joplin Alliance is conducting a survey to see if people want more free, unlimited parking. Business owner Matt Johnson says yes. "It's very stressful trying to find a parking spot downtown," said Johnson. Johnson operates a website design and software business on Joplin's main street but says even with a conference r...More >>
  • Joplin could face litigation from trucking company over Wallace Bajjali fallout

    Joplin could face litigation from trucking company over Wallace Bajjali fallout

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 5:54 PM EST2015-02-24 22:54:50 GMT
    Full interview with Joplin's mayor included.More >>
    Full interview with Joplin's mayor included.More >>
  • City officials in Miami, OK seek public input on 20-year plan

    City officials in Miami, OK seek public input on 20-year plan

    Monday, February 23 2015 9:51 PM EST2015-02-24 02:51:31 GMT
    City officials in Miami, Oklahoma hold a public meeting to discuss development plans for the city's next 20 years.More >>
    City officials in Miami, Oklahoma hold a public meeting to discuss development plans for the city's next 20 years.More >>
  • Special Report: How would a casino help the SE KS economy?

    Special Report: How would a casino help the SE KS economy?

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 1:47 PM EST2015-02-25 18:47:31 GMT
     Southeast Kansas will soon have an opportunity to become a regional attraction in the casino industry. More >>
     Southeast Kansas will soon have an opportunity to become a regional attraction in the casino industry. 
    More >>
  • Joplin mobile home park familiar to law officers

    Joplin mobile home park familiar to law officers

    Monday, February 23 2015 7:16 PM EST2015-02-24 00:16:07 GMT
    According to the Newton County Sheriff's Department, this is the fourth homicide to take place at the Bykota estates mobile home park in recent years. More >>
    According to the Newton County Sheriff's Department, this is the fourth homicide to take place at the Bykota estates mobile home park in recent years. More >>
  • Pittsburg Looks to Add Hotel

    Pittsburg Looks to Add Hotel

    Monday, February 23 2015 7:12 PM EST2015-02-24 00:12:26 GMT
    It's been 3 years since the former Economy Inn and Suites on the corner of Centennial and Broadway in Pittsburg was severely damaged by straight line winds.. Then demolished. The city has tried to replace the hotel at that location. And look to be closer than ever.More >>
    It's been 3 years since the former Economy Inn and Suites on the corner of Centennial and Broadway in Pittsburg was severely damaged by straight line winds.. Then demolished. The city has tried to replace the hotel at that location. And look to be closer than ever.More >>
  • Smith charged w/ 1st Degree Murder

    Smith charged w/ 1st Degree Murder

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 4:03 PM EST2015-02-24 21:03:38 GMT

    Update on Newton County stabbing. JPD arrested....

    More >>

    Update on Newton County stabbing. JPD arrested....

    More >>
  • Tickets for Bush sell out in 90 minutes

    Tickets for Bush sell out in 90 minutes

    Monday, February 23 2015 3:09 PM EST2015-02-23 20:09:07 GMT
    Pittsburg State University students have had their opportunity this week to purchase tickets to hear an address by former First Lady Laura Bush and now the public will get their turn.A limited number of tickets were set aside for students to purchase for just $5 on Thursday and Friday. The remainder of the tickets go on sale to the general public at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, and PSU officials expect the demand to be great.Bush will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the Bicknel...More >>
    Pittsburg State University students have had their opportunity this week to purchase tickets to hear an address by former First Lady Laura Bush and now the public will get their turn.A limited number of tickets were set aside for students to purchase for just $5 on Thursday and Friday. The remainder of the tickets go on sale to the general public at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, and PSU officials expect the demand to be great.Bush will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the Bicknel...More >>
  • Soup Sale Fundraiser in Joplin

    Soup Sale Fundraiser in Joplin

    Sunday, February 22 2015 10:00 PM EST2015-02-23 03:00:31 GMT
    The Royal Heights Methodist Church in Joplin holds a Soup Sale Fundraiser. Soup, veggies, and brownies were provided by the church in exchange for donations to Festival of Sharing. More >>
    The Royal Heights Methodist Church in Joplin holds a Soup Sale Fundraiser. Soup, veggies, and brownies were provided by the church in exchange for donations to Festival of Sharing. More >>
  • Chetopa Celebrates Black History Month

    Chetopa Celebrates Black History Month

    Sunday, February 22 2015 9:48 PM EST2015-02-23 02:48:19 GMT
    Chetopa's St. Paul's United Methodist Church holds its annual Black History Program and song helps tell the story of the past. The event features speakers, music, and prayer from volunteers across Kansas. More >>
    Chetopa's St. Paul's United Methodist Church holds its annual Black History Program and song helps tell the story of the past. The event features speakers, music, and prayer from volunteers across Kansas. More >>
  • Students and Faculty Remember MSSU Dean Dr. Al Cade

    Students and Faculty Remember MSSU Dean Dr. Al Cade

    Sunday, February 22 2015 8:18 PM EST2015-02-23 01:18:07 GMT
    Pat Lipira flips through photos of Dr. Cade who recently lost his longtime battle with bone marrow cancer.She says they were like two peas in a pod.“Everything, we had so many similar experiences."They both went to Northwest Missouri State. Their paths crossed again when they both coached at Missouri Southern, and eventually were both Co-Deans. The Bearcat buddies also shared something else.“This is Al and I look. This is our cancer survivor walk,” says Lipira, Vice President of Academic Affa...More >>
    Pat Lipira flips through photos of Dr. Cade who recently lost his longtime battle with bone marrow cancer.She says they were like two peas in a pod.“Everything, we had so many similar experiences."They both went to Northwest Missouri State. Their paths crossed again when they both coached at Missouri Southern, and eventually were both Co-Deans. The Bearcat buddies also shared something else.“This is Al and I look. This is our cancer survivor walk,” says Lipira, Vice President of Academic Affa...More >>
  • Southeast Kansas veterans work to bridge the gap between veterans and their benefits

    Southeast Kansas veterans work to bridge the gap between veterans and their benefits

    Saturday, February 21 2015 10:25 PM EST2015-02-22 03:25:47 GMT
    The American Legion Post 64 hosted a veterans service officer from Kansas City to help vets file claims for disability compensation and health insurance.More >>
    The American Legion Post 64 hosted a veterans service officer from Kansas City to help vets file claims for disability compensation and health insurance.More >>
  • MSSU Dean of Education Dr. Alfred Cade dies at age 54

    MSSU Dean of Education Dr. Alfred Cade dies at age 54

    Saturday, February 21 2015 9:03 PM EST2015-02-22 02:03:03 GMT
    Dr. Alfred Cade passed away Saturday after a long battle with cancer. He was the Dean of Education at Missouri Southern State University, as well as a longtime faculty and senior administrator.Dr. Cade earched his bachelor of science degree in education in 1983 and a master of science in education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. He later earned his doctorate in education in 2001 from St. Louis University.He first joined MSSU in 1984 as a physical education instructor in...More >>
    Dr. Alfred Cade passed away Saturday after a long battle with cancer. He was the Dean of Education at Missouri Southern State University, as well as a longtime faculty and senior administrator.Dr. Cade earched his bachelor of science degree in education in 1983 and a master of science in education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. He later earned his doctorate in education in 2001 from St. Louis University.He first joined MSSU in 1984 as a physical education instructor in...More >>
  • Kansas lawmakers discuss bill that could raise property taxes for farmers by 500 percent

    Kansas lawmakers discuss bill that could raise property taxes for farmers by 500 percent

    Saturday, February 21 2015 8:40 PM EST2015-02-22 01:40:20 GMT
    Legislation proposed in Kansas could increase property taxes for farmers by an estimated 500 percent. Local lawmakers addressed concerns of Crawford County residents regarding that legislation this morning at a legislative breakfast at the Kansas Farm Bureau in Girard, KS.More >>
    Legislation proposed in Kansas could increase property taxes for farmers by an estimated 500 percent. Local lawmakers addressed concerns of Crawford County residents regarding that legislation this morning at a legislative breakfast at the Kansas Farm Bureau in Girard, KS.More >>
  • Tractor safety course held at Labette County High School

    Tractor safety course held at Labette County High School

    Saturday, February 21 2015 8:38 PM EST2015-02-22 01:38:51 GMT
    Farm accidents are the highest cause of child deaths in the state of Kansas. That's why officials with the Kansas State Wildcat Extension District are offering hazardous occupation training to students.More >>
    Farm accidents are the highest cause of child deaths in the state of Kansas. That's why officials with the Kansas State Wildcat Extension District are offering hazardous occupation training to students.More >>
  • 5th annual Fort Scott Dancing with our Stars event expected to draw in more than $20,000

    5th annual Fort Scott Dancing with our Stars event expected to draw in more than $20,000

    Saturday, February 21 2015 8:37 PM EST2015-02-22 01:37:23 GMT
    The 5th annual Fort Scott Dancing with our Stars event is expected to draw in more than $20,000 for 10 different charities and organizations in the area.More >>
    The 5th annual Fort Scott Dancing with our Stars event is expected to draw in more than $20,000 for 10 different charities and organizations in the area.More >>
  • Teens Resell Their Prom Dresses at a Discount

    Teens Resell Their Prom Dresses at a Discount

    Saturday, February 21 2015 8:25 PM EST2015-02-22 01:25:17 GMT
    A Joplin resale program aims to make prom dresses more accessible for the budget-conscious teen. The Peace Lutheran church organized the program. Girls who bring in their dress and set their own prices. The girls collect all the funds from the sale. Organizers says it's a win-win, for girls to earn back cash on their worn items, and for others to get a beautiful piece at a lower price. "I think it's good because girls who don't have the opportunity or money to go to like TJ Formal, or go to a...More >>
    A Joplin resale program aims to make prom dresses more accessible for the budget-conscious teen. The Peace Lutheran church organized the program. Girls who bring in their dress and set their own prices. The girls collect all the funds from the sale. Organizers says it's a win-win, for girls to earn back cash on their worn items, and for others to get a beautiful piece at a lower price. "I think it's good because girls who don't have the opportunity or money to go to like TJ Formal, or go to a...More >>
  • Divers Play Poker Underwater to Raise Money for Red Cross

    Divers Play Poker Underwater to Raise Money for Red Cross

    Saturday, February 21 2015 8:22 PM EST2015-02-22 01:22:10 GMT
    The Red Cross benefits from a game of poker but what makes this one special is location. It's underwater. Divers keep the ultimate poker face wearing mask and scuba gear on while playing cards.It's the 15th year for calypso scuba to host the fundraising event.Divers communicate using hand signals and the dealer keeps score, writing notes to players on a slate board. Stephanie Tilton was the ultimate winner after eight rounds of Texas Hold'em and says the game was difficult to get a hang of un...More >>
    The Red Cross benefits from a game of poker but what makes this one special is location. It's underwater. Divers keep the ultimate poker face wearing mask and scuba gear on while playing cards.It's the 15th year for calypso scuba to host the fundraising event.Divers communicate using hand signals and the dealer keeps score, writing notes to players on a slate board. Stephanie Tilton was the ultimate winner after eight rounds of Texas Hold'em and says the game was difficult to get a hang of un...More >>
  • Joplin Polar Plunge Raises Money for Special Olympics

    Joplin Polar Plunge Raises Money for Special Olympics

    Saturday, February 21 2015 8:19 PM EST2015-02-22 01:19:25 GMT
    It was a beautiful day in Joplin for these courageous men and women who were taking an icy dip in Shoal Creek to raise money for the Special Olympics. This was all for the 2015 Joplin Polar Plunge. Participants took the polar oath before running, walking, jumping into the water. About fifty people all in costume got a running start into the creek before they were fully submerged. Plungers say this was their first reaction when they hit the icy waters:"It was 'oh my god I can't believe I'm doi...More >>
    It was a beautiful day in Joplin for these courageous men and women who were taking an icy dip in Shoal Creek to raise money for the Special Olympics. This was all for the 2015 Joplin Polar Plunge. Participants took the polar oath before running, walking, jumping into the water. About fifty people all in costume got a running start into the creek before they were fully submerged. Plungers say this was their first reaction when they hit the icy waters:"It was 'oh my god I can't believe I'm doi...More >>
  • Joplin Looks to Grow Music Scene

    Joplin Looks to Grow Music Scene

    Friday, February 20 2015 10:19 PM EST2015-02-21 03:19:22 GMT
    The music scene is growing in Joplin"we don't normally have weekday shows," Blackthorn Concert Promoter Melanie Womble said. "And I've started booking shows every day of the week."More >>
    The music scene is growing in Joplin"we don't normally have weekday shows," Blackthorn Concert Promoter Melanie Womble said. "And I've started booking shows every day of the week."More >>
  • The Top Home Improvements That'll Give You The Most Bang for Your Buck

    The Top Home Improvements That'll Give You The Most Bang for Your Buck

    Friday, February 20 2015 7:27 PM EST2015-02-21 00:27:42 GMT
    Vendors are setting up for what is to be a busy weekend at the Home Show in Joplin. I met with local realtor Jo Kleinsorge to determine what improvements are worth the money in the long run. “If you're looking at actual profitability for resell. You're generally looking at more cosmetic updates, such as updated bathroom fixtures, lighting possibly countertops, painting cabinets, things of that nature,' says Kleinsorge. The kitchen and bathroom are the two rooms you'll see the most return, an...More >>
    Vendors are setting up for what is to be a busy weekend at the Home Show in Joplin. I met with local realtor Jo Kleinsorge to determine what improvements are worth the money in the long run. “If you're looking at actual profitability for resell. You're generally looking at more cosmetic updates, such as updated bathroom fixtures, lighting possibly countertops, painting cabinets, things of that nature,' says Kleinsorge. The kitchen and bathroom are the two rooms you'll see the most return, an...More >>
  • 800,000 HealthCare.gov users sent incorrect tax information, affects some in Four States

    800,000 HealthCare.gov users sent incorrect tax information, affects some in Four States

    Friday, February 20 2015 6:38 PM EST2015-02-20 23:38:01 GMT
    The Obama administration today announced 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers have received incorrect tax information, causing a delay in filing. Some in the Four States area have been affected.More >>
    The Obama administration today announced 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers have received incorrect tax information, causing a delay in filing. Some in the Four States area have been affected.More >>
  • Leggett & Platt to expand into Joplin

    Leggett & Platt to expand into Joplin

    Friday, February 20 2015 4:08 PM EST2015-02-20 21:08:42 GMT
    The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that Leggett Platt Adjustable Bed Group will expand in Joplin. The company has signed a lease for a 42,000 square-foot facility where it is expected to create at least 25 new jobs. This expansion includes a $100,000 capital investment.“This is the third Leggett Platt expansion in Missouri in less than two years—first in Carthage, then Kansas City, and now in Joplin. That speaks volumes to the world class talent and the bu...More >>
    The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that Leggett Platt Adjustable Bed Group will expand in Joplin. The company has signed a lease for a 42,000 square-foot facility where it is expected to create at least 25 new jobs. This expansion includes a $100,000 capital investment.“This is the third Leggett Platt expansion in Missouri in less than two years—first in Carthage, then Kansas City, and now in Joplin. That speaks volumes to the world class talent and the bu...More >>
  • Oklahoma Looks to Limit Secondhand Smoke

    Oklahoma Looks to Limit Secondhand Smoke

    Thursday, February 19 2015 10:44 PM EST2015-02-20 03:44:47 GMT
    The Oklahoma senate Public Safety Committee has voted in favor of a bill that would fine drivers caught smoking with a child in the car. The state has seen its fair share of controversial legislation as of late.. And this bill, no different. More >>
    The Oklahoma senate Public Safety Committee has voted in favor of a bill that would fine drivers caught smoking with a child in the car. The state has seen its fair share of controversial legislation as of late.. And this bill, no different. More >>
  • Special Report: Medicine in Motion

    Special Report: Medicine in Motion

    Thursday, February 19 2015 7:24 PM EST2015-02-20 00:24:29 GMT
    Part I: Joplin is about to get an explosion of new healthcare services. The new Mercy Hospital will open next month. Much of the design is centered around efficiency, comfort and convenience.At the same time, Freeman Hospital is undergoing some major expansions and renovations, as both hospitals bring in more state-of-the art innovations.Part II: Although new and expanded medical services are coming to Joplin, you might not have as many options as you think.More >>
    Part I: Joplin is about to get an explosion of new healthcare services. The new Mercy Hospital will open next month. Much of the design is centered around efficiency, comfort and convenience.At the same time, Freeman Hospital is undergoing some major expansions and renovations, as both hospitals bring in more state-of-the art innovations.Part II: Although new and expanded medical services are coming to Joplin, you might not have as many options as you think.More >>
  • Joplin's Gryphon Building Celebrates 100 Years

    Joplin's Gryphon Building Celebrates 100 Years

    Thursday, February 19 2015 7:07 PM EST2015-02-20 00:07:55 GMT
    For hair stylist Kyle Flanner working in the Gryphon building gives him a taste of home."I moved here from Chicago, so coming from a big city. There's no other buildings like this in Joplin, like hands down. I think this is one of the coolest buildings in the city. So soon as I walked in and saw all the duct work and the rawness of the building it reminded me a ton of a big city,” says Brush Blade stylist Flanner.And the historic charm has an effect on customers too."I enjoy this building. I...More >>
    For hair stylist Kyle Flanner working in the Gryphon building gives him a taste of home."I moved here from Chicago, so coming from a big city. There's no other buildings like this in Joplin, like hands down. I think this is one of the coolest buildings in the city. So soon as I walked in and saw all the duct work and the rawness of the building it reminded me a ton of a big city,” says Brush Blade stylist Flanner.And the historic charm has an effect on customers too."I enjoy this building. I...More >>
  • Pittsburg Schools Facilities Committee Gathers Public Input on Plans to Expand High School and Create 5/6 Center

    Pittsburg Schools Facilities Committee Gathers Public Input on Plans to Expand High School and Create 5/6 Center

    Thursday, February 19 2015 5:46 PM EST2015-02-19 22:46:06 GMT
    The Pittsburg school district reports a surge in population and a need for more space. A facilities committee is holding a meeting at six o'clock tonight for public input on two proposals that would make some major changes at the high school and middle school. Fifth graders currently fill a classroom at George Nettles elementary. But with growing numbers in kindergarten and no room to add on to the landlocked school, officials are considering creating space by moving them to a 5th- 6th gra...More >>
    The Pittsburg school district reports a surge in population and a need for more space. A facilities committee is holding a meeting at six o'clock tonight for public input on two proposals that would make some major changes at the high school and middle school. Fifth graders currently fill a classroom at George Nettles elementary. But with growing numbers in kindergarten and no room to add on to the landlocked school, officials are considering creating space by moving them to a 5th- 6th gra...More >>
  • Crawford County Health Department aims to make county more walking-friendly with federal funds

    Crawford County Health Department aims to make county more walking-friendly with federal funds

    Thursday, February 19 2015 4:51 PM EST2015-02-19 21:51:39 GMT
    "There's a big push nationwide for us to be healthier and if we have walking trails that's not anything that costs money." said Crawford County Health Department Officer Janis Goedeke. More >>
    "There's a big push nationwide for us to be healthier and if we have walking trails that's not anything that costs money." said Crawford County Health Department Officer Janis Goedeke. More >>
  • Miami police chief submits resignation

    Miami police chief submits resignation

    Thursday, February 19 2015 8:53 AM EST2015-02-19 13:53:00 GMT
    On Monday, February 9, Chief of Police George Haralson tendered his resignation. He will remain with the City until his contract expires on June 30.More >>
    On Monday, February 9, Chief of Police George Haralson tendered his resignation. He will remain with the City until his contract expires on June 30.More >>
  • Kansas Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Bill to Ban Sex Ed without Parent Consent

    Kansas Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Bill to Ban Sex Ed without Parent Consent

    Wednesday, February 18 2015 6:53 PM EST2015-02-18 23:53:49 GMT
    Kansas lawmakers consider a bill that would require parental consent before students are taught sex education. The bill would create an opt-in program rather than opt-out, and the measure would mandate that schools allow parents to look at sex-ed curriculum before making that decision. Talking to area resident at Meadowbrook mall most favored keeping an opt out option but not all. "Nope. No opting out they need to learn," says Nathan Deplue. Who also says there's too much teen pregnancy. B...More >>
    Kansas lawmakers consider a bill that would require parental consent before students are taught sex education. The bill would create an opt-in program rather than opt-out, and the measure would mandate that schools allow parents to look at sex-ed curriculum before making that decision. Talking to area resident at Meadowbrook mall most favored keeping an opt out option but not all. "Nope. No opting out they need to learn," says Nathan Deplue. Who also says there's too much teen pregnancy. B...More >>
  • Emergency workers issue space heater reminder

    Emergency workers issue space heater reminder

    Wednesday, February 18 2015 5:51 PM EST2015-02-18 22:51:55 GMT
    Space heaters are believed to have caused at least eight deaths this month from fires across Missouri.More >>
    Space heaters are believed to have caused at least eight deaths this month from fires across Missouri.More >>
  • Labette County youth entrepreneur is working to enhance farming industry

    Labette County youth entrepreneur is working to enhance farming industry

    Tuesday, February 17 2015 7:24 PM EST2015-02-18 00:24:29 GMT
    For Deven foster, his father's work ethic sparked his motivation. "I always made fun of him because he was on the phone all the time, but now it seems I'm on the phone more than him," said Foster. Talking with people about his start-up company, Foster Ag service Technology, also called FAST.More >>
    For Deven foster, his father's work ethic sparked his motivation. "I always made fun of him because he was on the phone all the time, but now it seems I'm on the phone more than him," said Foster. Talking with people about his start-up company, Foster Ag service Technology, also called FAST.More >>
  • Joplin Transportation Officials seek input for Trolley Routes

    Joplin Transportation Officials seek input for Trolley Routes

    Tuesday, February 17 2015 6:45 PM EST2015-02-17 23:45:26 GMT
    As Joplin expands to the south with the new mercy hospital, its trolley routes are growing too.Now transportation officials want to hear from citizens about changes to routes, where trolleys should stop and how it could better serve riders.For some the trolley loop system brings too many transfers. Stacey Dougherty gets on board at Northpark Apartments near Missouri Southern. Her wish for the trolley system, "Something that goes from this side of town all the way up to where the hospitals are...More >>
    As Joplin expands to the south with the new mercy hospital, its trolley routes are growing too.Now transportation officials want to hear from citizens about changes to routes, where trolleys should stop and how it could better serve riders.For some the trolley loop system brings too many transfers. Stacey Dougherty gets on board at Northpark Apartments near Missouri Southern. Her wish for the trolley system, "Something that goes from this side of town all the way up to where the hospitals are...More >>
  • STOMP - April 13th

    STOMP - April 13th

    Tuesday, February 17 2015 1:19 PM EST2015-02-17 18:19:24 GMT
    The internationally acclaimed percussion sensation, STOMP, is coming to Pittsburg.Tickets went on sale today for the Pittsburg State University Performing Arts and Lecture Series' presentation of STOMP. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 13, in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.STOMP began 20 years ago as a street performance in the U.K. and has since grown to four global productions, including permanent productions in New York and London and North American and Eu...More >>
    The internationally acclaimed percussion sensation, STOMP, is coming to Pittsburg.Tickets went on sale today for the Pittsburg State University Performing Arts and Lecture Series' presentation of STOMP. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 13, in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.STOMP began 20 years ago as a street performance in the U.K. and has since grown to four global productions, including permanent productions in New York and London and North American and Eu...More >>
  • Newton County Sheriff's Office talks challenges of winter conditions

    Newton County Sheriff's Office talks challenges of winter conditions

    Monday, February 16 2015 11:13 PM EST2015-02-17 04:13:50 GMT
    When it comes to traveling in winter conditions, sergeant David Trimble has some advice for you. "Weigh out the risk. If you don't need to be out in this, don't be out in it and risk your own life and those others that are out on the road with you."More >>
    When it comes to traveling in winter conditions, sergeant David Trimble has some advice for you. "Weigh out the risk. If you don't need to be out in this, don't be out in it and risk your own life and those others that are out on the road with you."More >>
  • Mild Winter Season Means Savings for MODOT & KDOT

    Mild Winter Season Means Savings for MODOT & KDOT

    Monday, February 16 2015 7:26 PM EST2015-02-17 00:26:40 GMT
    “Where you at?” "Just leaving the building, heading out to 32nd here toward Rangeline." MODOT Maintenance Supervisor Tony Gates' phone has been ringing off the hook after the area's first significant snow storm of the season sets i. “It feels like winter now. I didn't think we was going to have winter but it's here now,” says Gates. With big savings at the pump and only about twenty percent of the salt supply used this year it allows MODOT to direct winter clean-up money other places “A...More >>
    “Where you at?” "Just leaving the building, heading out to 32nd here toward Rangeline." MODOT Maintenance Supervisor Tony Gates' phone has been ringing off the hook after the area's first significant snow storm of the season sets i. “It feels like winter now. I didn't think we was going to have winter but it's here now,” says Gates. With big savings at the pump and only about twenty percent of the salt supply used this year it allows MODOT to direct winter clean-up money other places “A...More >>
  • Homeless in Joplin struggle to find warmth due to many closed facilities

    Homeless in Joplin struggle to find warmth due to many closed facilities

    Monday, February 16 2015 7:23 PM EST2015-02-17 00:23:23 GMT
    Many facilities were closed today due to President's Day, leaving some homeless people in Joplin struggling to find a warm place to take shelter from the inclement weather.More >>
    Many facilities were closed today due to President's Day, leaving some homeless people in Joplin struggling to find a warm place to take shelter from the inclement weather.More >>
  • Democrat Fundraiser in Joplin

    Democrat Fundraiser in Joplin

    Sunday, February 15 2015 11:46 PM EST2015-02-16 04:46:02 GMT
    The Southwest Missouri Democrats raise money to help pay their Executive Director's salary with a live concert and auction at JB's Downtown, in Joplin. More >>
    The Southwest Missouri Democrats raise money to help pay their Executive Director's salary with a live concert and auction at JB's Downtown, in Joplin. More >>
  • Black History Month Celebration in Neosho

    Black History Month Celebration in Neosho

    Sunday, February 15 2015 11:34 PM EST2015-02-16 04:34:55 GMT
    Historians in Neosho celebrate Black History Month. An event hosted by the Newton County Historical Society featured guest speakers, poetry reading, and musical performances. Organizers say the public often uses this time to use the Historical Society Museum to better understand their family tree."We have obituaries that date back to the 1800's," Program Chair Ida Smiles said. "And we have genealogy where people can look up their ancestors and things. We realize that we're standing on somebod...More >>
    Historians in Neosho celebrate Black History Month. An event hosted by the Newton County Historical Society featured guest speakers, poetry reading, and musical performances. Organizers say the public often uses this time to use the Historical Society Museum to better understand their family tree."We have obituaries that date back to the 1800's," Program Chair Ida Smiles said. "And we have genealogy where people can look up their ancestors and things. We realize that we're standing on somebod...More >>
  • PSU International Students Meet Their American Host Families

    PSU International Students Meet Their American Host Families

    Sunday, February 15 2015 10:58 PM EST2015-02-16 03:58:17 GMT
    South Korean exchange students Sunhoon Yoon and Sang Nam Ha are roommates at Pitt State, but unlike most students home is an 18 plane ride away. They decided to join a longtime running program called the International Friends of Pittsburg to help them transition into American Life. Ha has been emailing his host family back and forth and was eager to meet them in person. “I'm exchange student here so, usually I have spent time alone. So I'm lonely sometimes so I need their help,” says Ha....More >>
    South Korean exchange students Sunhoon Yoon and Sang Nam Ha are roommates at Pitt State, but unlike most students home is an 18 plane ride away. They decided to join a longtime running program called the International Friends of Pittsburg to help them transition into American Life. Ha has been emailing his host family back and forth and was eager to meet them in person. “I'm exchange student here so, usually I have spent time alone. So I'm lonely sometimes so I need their help,” says Ha....More >>
  • Pittsburg's Polar Bear Plunge Makes Waves for Special Olympics

    Pittsburg's Polar Bear Plunge Makes Waves for Special Olympics

    Saturday, February 14 2015 8:54 PM EST2015-02-15 01:54:41 GMT
    Brave souls in Pittsburg made a splash raising money for the Special Olympics. Hundreds of people surrounded the pool at Crimson Villas to watch their friends take the polar bear plunge. Police, firefighters, fraternity brothers, and even our own team the "Warm hearts, Cold tarts" took the challenge. The event raises money for the Special Olympics of South East Kansas with sports taking place "This is the best experience of the year. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We're go...More >>
    Brave souls in Pittsburg made a splash raising money for the Special Olympics. Hundreds of people surrounded the pool at Crimson Villas to watch their friends take the polar bear plunge. Police, firefighters, fraternity brothers, and even our own team the "Warm hearts, Cold tarts" took the challenge. The event raises money for the Special Olympics of South East Kansas with sports taking place "This is the best experience of the year. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We're go...More >>
  • Missouri Healthcare Marketplace Enrollment Deadline Looms Sunday

    Missouri Healthcare Marketplace Enrollment Deadline Looms Sunday

    Saturday, February 14 2015 8:50 PM EST2015-02-15 01:50:30 GMT
    Sunday at midnight is the deadline all Missourians must enroll in the healthcare marketplace to avoid penalties. Humana representatives are on hand at north park mall helping people sign up and answering questions. Before signing up customers must know their income to find out if they are eligible for coverage. Healthcare Specialist Arbrey Redman says if you're on the fence there's a steep penalty to consider. "The penalty this year is going to be 2% your annual income so I mean...if you'r...More >>
    Sunday at midnight is the deadline all Missourians must enroll in the healthcare marketplace to avoid penalties. Humana representatives are on hand at north park mall helping people sign up and answering questions. Before signing up customers must know their income to find out if they are eligible for coverage. Healthcare Specialist Arbrey Redman says if you're on the fence there's a steep penalty to consider. "The penalty this year is going to be 2% your annual income so I mean...if you'r...More >>
  • Parsons Collectors Raise Money for Youth Football

    Parsons Collectors Raise Money for Youth Football

    Saturday, February 14 2015 8:48 PM EST2015-02-15 01:48:09 GMT
    Collectors in Kansas raise money for the youth of Labette County. Southeast Kansas Independent Living holds its fifth annual cool collectibles show and chili cook off. Everything from rare coins, to baseball cards, and small antiques were traded to raise money for Shaun Hill's youth summer football camp. St. Louis Ram's Quarterback Shaun Hill, is a parsons native. His goal is to improve the quality and safety of football in the community. "Our youth are our future of the community and an inv...More >>
    Collectors in Kansas raise money for the youth of Labette County. Southeast Kansas Independent Living holds its fifth annual cool collectibles show and chili cook off. Everything from rare coins, to baseball cards, and small antiques were traded to raise money for Shaun Hill's youth summer football camp. St. Louis Ram's Quarterback Shaun Hill, is a parsons native. His goal is to improve the quality and safety of football in the community. "Our youth are our future of the community and an inv...More >>
  • Couple Celebrates 57th Valentine's Anniversary

    Couple Celebrates 57th Valentine's Anniversary

    Saturday, February 14 2015 8:16 PM EST2015-02-15 01:16:46 GMT
    John and Fern Wettstein remember meeting like it was yesterday. "We actually met in high school," John said. "I was a senior. Fern was a sophomore." "I worked at the thrifty drug store and served ice cream," Fern said. "I liked the looks of him. He was really handsome."More >>
    John and Fern Wettstein remember meeting like it was yesterday. "We actually met in high school," John said. "I was a senior. Fern was a sophomore." "I worked at the thrifty drug store and served ice cream," Fern said. "I liked the looks of him. He was really handsome."More >>
  • Dillons Pharmacy Closes Shop in Joplin

    Dillons Pharmacy Closes Shop in Joplin

    Friday, February 13 2015 7:09 PM EST2015-02-14 00:09:25 GMT
    Margy Harkins has shopped at Dillons for 20 years "Shocked. I called this morning to leave a prescription and I got the other recording for Walgreens." She drove to the Dillons to check what was going on. Now that it's closed she says she'll miss it. “Oh yes, I've got to know the people and that's the way it is," says Harkins. Officials at Dillons say business at the new pharmacy in Joplin which opened after the tornado have seen double digit declines in prescription orders from last yea...More >>
    Margy Harkins has shopped at Dillons for 20 years "Shocked. I called this morning to leave a prescription and I got the other recording for Walgreens." She drove to the Dillons to check what was going on. Now that it's closed she says she'll miss it. “Oh yes, I've got to know the people and that's the way it is," says Harkins. Officials at Dillons say business at the new pharmacy in Joplin which opened after the tornado have seen double digit declines in prescription orders from last yea...More >>
  • Thinking of a new pet for Valentine's Day?

    Thinking of a new pet for Valentine's Day?

    Friday, February 13 2015 5:49 PM EST2015-02-13 22:49:18 GMT
    Today, tomorrow, and Sunday, the Southeast Kansas Humane Society is offering a Valentine's Day discount for pet adoptions.More >>
    Today, tomorrow, and Sunday, the Southeast Kansas Humane Society is offering a Valentine's Day discount for pet adoptions.More >>
  • Pittsburg Home Invasion Leads to Arrest

    Pittsburg Home Invasion Leads to Arrest

    Friday, February 13 2015 5:25 PM EST2015-02-13 22:25:46 GMT
    On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm, officers responded to a 100 block W. Jefferson Street residence for the report of a residential break-in and disturbance. Upon arrival, officers discovered that four subjects; 33 year old Robert Busauri, 39 year old Amy Busauri, 31 year old Adrienne Castillo, and 34 year old Patrick Murrah; all residents of Pittsburg, forced their way into the home looking for a 24 year old male.While inside the residence, the four subjects threatened and physically...More >>
    On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm, officers responded to a 100 block W. Jefferson Street residence for the report of a residential break-in and disturbance. Upon arrival, officers discovered that four subjects; 33 year old Robert Busauri, 39 year old Amy Busauri, 31 year old Adrienne Castillo, and 34 year old Patrick Murrah; all residents of Pittsburg, forced their way into the home looking for a 24 year old male.While inside the residence, the four subjects threatened and physically...More >>
  • Auto tech students create mobile AC units

    Auto tech students create mobile AC units

    Friday, February 13 2015 1:12 PM EST2015-02-13 18:12:55 GMT
    (Left to Right):  Daniel Torres, Zack Sutton, Associate Professor Scott Norman(Left to Right): Daniel Torres, Zack Sutton, Associate Professor Scott Norman
    Some Pittsburg State University students have developed just the thing for campers for whom the rugged outdoors loses its allure when the temperatures climb – an air conditioner for their tent.As part of a project in Scott Norman's automotive climate control systems course, students were challenged to create small, portable air conditioning units that could function in camping tents or other areas where electricity is not available.“The idea is they had to essentially invent an AC unit that y...More >>
    Some Pittsburg State University students have developed just the thing for campers for whom the rugged outdoors loses its allure when the temperatures climb – an air conditioner for their tent.As part of a project in Scott Norman's automotive climate control systems course, students were challenged to create small, portable air conditioning units that could function in camping tents or other areas where electricity is not available.“The idea is they had to essentially invent an AC unit that y...More >>
  • Locals React to Brownback's Discrimination Policy

    Locals React to Brownback's Discrimination Policy

    Thursday, February 12 2015 10:13 PM EST2015-02-13 03:13:45 GMT
    While faculty and staff at PSU are considered state employees, President Steve Scott issued a statement Thursday saying the rescinded order will not effect university policy.More >>
    While faculty and staff at PSU are considered state employees, President Steve Scott issued a statement Thursday saying the rescinded order will not effect university policy.More >>
  • Special Report: Drunk & Dangerous Part II

    Special Report: Drunk & Dangerous Part II

    Thursday, February 12 2015 9:06 PM EST2015-02-13 02:06:15 GMT
    Oklahoma State Senator Patrick Anderson just last week proposed a new bill to the new legislative session that has already been getting a lot of people talking. The bill proposes issuing repeat DUI offenders a special alcohol restricted license. The bill would not only make it illegal for those individuals to order a drink, but it would also have consequences for businesses who sell alcohol to those offenders. "My life will never be the same. I'm just in a daze. Put on a smile. People say ...More >>
    Oklahoma State Senator Patrick Anderson just last week proposed a new bill to the new legislative session that has already been getting a lot of people talking. The bill proposes issuing repeat DUI offenders a special alcohol restricted license. The bill would not only make it illegal for those individuals to order a drink, but it would also have consequences for businesses who sell alcohol to those offenders. "My life will never be the same. I'm just in a daze. Put on a smile. People say ...More >>
  • Special Report: Drunk & Dangerous Part 1

    Special Report: Drunk & Dangerous Part 1

    Thursday, February 12 2015 9:01 PM EST2015-02-13 02:01:14 GMT
    "I went through bad situations and instead of looking for the right help, I was looking for the bartender's help," says Blue Jacket.Tab Blue Jacket is a convicted DUI offender. He's been caught drinking and driving five times. Under Oklahoma law he's had his license revoked, paid around $8000 in fines and legal fees, and has to complete a drug program. He says those who drink and drive are determined.“To me there's always a way to get around it of some nature. I mean if you want to drive bad ...More >>
    "I went through bad situations and instead of looking for the right help, I was looking for the bartender's help," says Blue Jacket.Tab Blue Jacket is a convicted DUI offender. He's been caught drinking and driving five times. Under Oklahoma law he's had his license revoked, paid around $8000 in fines and legal fees, and has to complete a drug program. He says those who drink and drive are determined.“To me there's always a way to get around it of some nature. I mean if you want to drive bad ...More >>
  • Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri sees recent growth and lengthy waiting list

    Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri sees recent growth and lengthy waiting list

    Thursday, February 12 2015 5:46 PM EST2015-02-12 22:46:16 GMT
    United Way of SW Missouri SE Kansas is currently raising funds for 38 agencies in the Four States as part of their annual campaign. One of those agencies is the Boys Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, which has grown a lot in recent months, gaining a lengthy waiting list.More >>
    United Way of SW Missouri SE Kansas is currently raising funds for 38 agencies in the Four States as part of their annual campaign. One of those agencies is the Boys Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, which has grown a lot in recent months, gaining a lengthy waiting list.More >>
  • Fifty Shades of Grey Movie and Book bring Business to a Local Lingerie and More Store

    Fifty Shades of Grey Movie and Book bring Business to a Local Lingerie and More Store

    Thursday, February 12 2015 4:25 PM EST2015-02-12 21:25:07 GMT
    In the Garden of EdenIn the Garden of Eden
    It's a best selling book that inspired a much anticipated movie opening tonight in Joplin. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey' has gotten people talking about what happens behind bedroom doors and inspired its own line of products for the boudoirs. That's bringing curious customers to a local lingerie and more business. Inside ‘In the Garden of Eden' are walls of colorful corsets and pretty bras that come in all sizes. But it also has its own red room. A room filled with bedroom toys. It was not initiall...More >>
    It's a best selling book that inspired a much anticipated movie opening tonight in Joplin. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey' has gotten people talking about what happens behind bedroom doors and inspired its own line of products for the boudoirs. That's bringing curious customers to a local lingerie and more business. Inside ‘In the Garden of Eden' are walls of colorful corsets and pretty bras that come in all sizes. But it also has its own red room. A room filled with bedroom toys. It was not initiall...More >>
  • President Scott issues statement on non-discrimination policy

    President Scott issues statement on non-discrimination policy

    Thursday, February 12 2015 3:18 PM EST2015-02-12 20:18:54 GMT
    In an email today to all students, faculty and staff at Pittsburg State University, President Steve Scott issued the following statement on the university's non-discrimination policy:"I'm writing today to reassure the Pittsburg State University community that the university's longstanding non-discrimination polices have not changed and are not impacted by recent actions in Topeka.Gov. Sam Brownback's decision this week to rescind a 2007 executive order by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that included ...More >>
    In an email today to all students, faculty and staff at Pittsburg State University, President Steve Scott issued the following statement on the university's non-discrimination policy:"I'm writing today to reassure the Pittsburg State University community that the university's longstanding non-discrimination polices have not changed and are not impacted by recent actions in Topeka.Gov. Sam Brownback's decision this week to rescind a 2007 executive order by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that included ...More >>
  • Carthage Area United Way Campaign Awards

    Carthage Area United Way Campaign Awards

    Thursday, February 12 2015 3:02 PM EST2015-02-12 20:02:20 GMT
    Carthage Area United Way Honored individuals and companies who helped with United Way's campaign at their annual meeting and awards banquet. The following people, groups, and companies were recognized today.Chairman's AwardTom RoglerAward of Excellence *($999-$1,499)H.E. WilliamsArvest Bank110% AwardCarthage Water Electric PlantMercy CarthageBronze Award *($1,500-$2,999)Innovative IndustriesUMB BankUS BankCarthage City OfficesSchmidt Associates, P.C.Silver Award *($3.000-$4,999)Windsor Foods...More >>
    Carthage Area United Way Honored individuals and companies who helped with United Way's campaign at their annual meeting and awards banquet. The following people, groups, and companies were recognized today.Chairman's AwardTom RoglerAward of Excellence *($999-$1,499)H.E. WilliamsArvest Bank110% AwardCarthage Water Electric PlantMercy CarthageBronze Award *($1,500-$2,999)Innovative IndustriesUMB BankUS BankCarthage City OfficesSchmidt Associates, P.C.Silver Award *($3.000-$4,999)Windsor Foods...More >>
  • Solar energy users in Missouri will be able to file for rebates from the Empire District Electric Company

    Solar energy users in Missouri will be able to file for rebates from the Empire District Electric Company

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 10:28 PM EST2015-02-12 03:28:11 GMT
    Solar energy collects the sun's power to make it usable. Some say it is sustainable and also economical. "Very hard to find an investment where you get a 30 percent federal income tax credit immediately, so that's a huge thing," said Kevin Vanwey, a sales representative of Missouri Sun Solar. "More >>
    Solar energy collects the sun's power to make it usable. Some say it is sustainable and also economical. "Very hard to find an investment where you get a 30 percent federal income tax credit immediately, so that's a huge thing," said Kevin Vanwey, a sales representative of Missouri Sun Solar. "More >>
  • Former Altoona City Clerk Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    Former Altoona City Clerk Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 9:32 PM EST2015-02-12 02:32:42 GMT
    Former Altoona city clerk, Chrystal Scherbarth, pled guilty Wednesday to defrauding the city of nearly $48,000." And she hurt our town. Because we're a poor town anyway," one resident said. More >>
    Former Altoona city clerk, Chrystal Scherbarth, pled guilty Wednesday to defrauding the city of nearly $48,000." And she hurt our town. Because we're a poor town anyway," one resident said. More >>
  • Several projects underway in Joplin's redevelopment zone aim to reduce stormwater flooding issues

    Several projects underway in Joplin's redevelopment zone aim to reduce stormwater flooding issues

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 6:57 PM EST2015-02-11 23:57:56 GMT
    Several projects currently underway in Joplin's redevelopment zone aim to reduce stormwater flooding issues. The projects are funded by a repair damaged infrastructure program through the Missouri Department of Economic Development.More >>
    Several projects currently underway in Joplin's redevelopment zone aim to reduce stormwater flooding issues. The projects are funded by a repair damaged infrastructure program through the Missouri Department of Economic Development.More >>
  • Jasper county law enforcement sales tax grants help small police departments buy body cameras

    Jasper county law enforcement sales tax grants help small police departments buy body cameras

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 6:06 PM EST2015-02-11 23:06:57 GMT
    Three small Jasper county police departments can now afford body cameras for officers. The money will come from the Jasper county law enforcement sale tax. County commissioners approved expenditures on Tuesday giving Webb City, Duquesne and Carl Junction the funds they need to buy the body camera technology. A move Joplin is making too with its own funds. Joplin currently has officers testing body cameras before buying. It's technology the much smaller Carl Junction police department can no...More >>
    Three small Jasper county police departments can now afford body cameras for officers. The money will come from the Jasper county law enforcement sale tax. County commissioners approved expenditures on Tuesday giving Webb City, Duquesne and Carl Junction the funds they need to buy the body camera technology. A move Joplin is making too with its own funds. Joplin currently has officers testing body cameras before buying. It's technology the much smaller Carl Junction police department can no...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2015 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.