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  • Joplin Police Ask for Help in finding Missing Boy

    Joplin Police Ask for Help in finding Missing Boy

    Monday, March 2 2015 12:07 AM EST2015-03-02 05:07:26 GMT
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    News Release from Joplin Police Department:The Joplin Police is searching for a missing endangered child. Christian N. Goodwin, (twelve years old, 5'3”, 93 pounds, straight blond hair, blue eyes, fair/light complexion and thin build) is declared as a missing endangered child and an Amber-Alert will be issued shortly. Christian was last observed on a business video at 4:34 PM on south Range Line Road. Christian was last seen wearing a blue hooded-sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black shirt and brig...More >>
    News Release from Joplin Police Department:The Joplin Police is searching for a missing endangered child. Christian N. Goodwin, (twelve years old, 5'3”, 93 pounds, straight blond hair, blue eyes, fair/light complexion and thin build) is declared as a missing endangered child and an Amber-Alert will be issued shortly. Christian was last observed on a business video at 4:34 PM on south Range Line Road. Christian was last seen wearing a blue hooded-sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black shirt and brig...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 >>
  • "Straw Into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumpelstilskin" - March 7th-8th

    "Straw Into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumpelstilskin" - March 7th-8th

    Friday, February 27 2015 2:26 PM EST2015-02-27 19:26:12 GMT
    Valerie Stockton (left) and Cameron Lopez rehearse a scene from “Straw Into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumpelstiltskin.”Valerie Stockton (left) and Cameron Lopez rehearse a scene from “Straw Into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumpelstiltskin.”
    The story of the original “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” will take center stage when Southern Theatre and the Show-Me Celebration Company present “Straw Into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumpelstiltskin” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University.Blackmail, treachery and romance are spun into the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, the evil troll who can spin straw into gold.The cast includes Lara Hicks-Burrow as the queen; Jamie ...More >>
    The story of the original “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” will take center stage when Southern Theatre and the Show-Me Celebration Company present “Straw Into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumpelstiltskin” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University.Blackmail, treachery and romance are spun into the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, the evil troll who can spin straw into gold.The cast includes Lara Hicks-Burrow as the queen; Jamie ...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
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    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 >>
  • Weather Spotter Training - March 25th

    Weather Spotter Training - March 25th

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:31 PM EST2015-02-26 23:31:28 GMT
    The National Weather Service, Pittsburg Fire Department, Crawford County Emergency Management will host Weather Spotter Training. The event will take place March 25, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Memorial Auditorium in Pittsburg, KS (503 N. Pine)For more information on the event, contact Crawford County Emergency Management @ (620)-724-7156 or crcoksem@ckt.net# # #More >>
    The National Weather Service, Pittsburg Fire Department, Crawford County Emergency Management will host Weather Spotter Training. The event will take place March 25, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Memorial Auditorium in Pittsburg, KS (503 N. Pine)For more information on the event, contact Crawford County Emergency Management @ (620)-724-7156 or crcoksem@ckt.net# # #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 >>
  • 'The Addams Family' - March 5th-8th

    'The Addams Family' - March 5th-8th

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 9:00 PM EST2015-02-26 02:00:02 GMT
    This spring the Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) Fine Arts Department will present The Addams Family, a play chronicling the weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Drama Desk Award winner, Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). Performances will be March 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for senior citizen...More >>
    This spring the Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) Fine Arts Department will present The Addams Family, a play chronicling the weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Drama Desk Award winner, Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). Performances will be March 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for senior citizen...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 >>
  • Mo-Kan Square Dancers: Baked Potato Dance - March 6th

    Mo-Kan Square Dancers: Baked Potato Dance - March 6th

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 7:38 PM EST2015-02-26 00:38:01 GMT
    Mo-Kan Square Dancers: Baked Potato DanceCalling: Jay Wright7:30 PM to 10PMLocation: Home Economics Building @ the Vernon County Fairgrounds (Nevada, MO)Admission: $5 per adult dancer, $3 per youth dancerAll area square dancers are invited. For more information, call the Harolds at 417-465-2241, the Eberts at 417-667-3069, or the Burneys at 417-432-3703.More >>
    Mo-Kan Square Dancers: Baked Potato DanceCalling: Jay Wright7:30 PM to 10PMLocation: Home Economics Building @ the Vernon County Fairgrounds (Nevada, MO)Admission: $5 per adult dancer, $3 per youth dancerAll area square dancers are invited. For more information, call the Harolds at 417-465-2241, the Eberts at 417-667-3069, or the Burneys at 417-432-3703.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 >>
  • "Spectac!"... Under the Big Top! - March 6th-8th

    "Spectac!"... Under the Big Top! - March 6th-8th

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 5:05 PM EST2015-02-24 22:05:06 GMT
     "Spectac" will feature some of the most thrilling acts in the circus today... The Flying Cortez, The Real Steel Riders and the World Famous Wallendas on the High Wire! In addition to the thrills "Spectac" will feature elephants, horses, acrobats, clowns all hosted by our ringmaster Richard Curtis.More >>
     "Spectac" will feature some of the most thrilling acts in the circus today... The Flying Cortez, The Real Steel Riders and the World Famous Wallendas on the High Wire! In addition to the thrills "Spectac" will feature elephants, horses, acrobats, clowns all hosted by our ringmaster Richard Curtis.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. 
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  • 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....

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

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  • 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 >>
  • R.H. Silverwood Concert - February 28th

    R.H. Silverwood Concert - February 28th

    Thursday, February 12 2015 3:14 PM EST2015-02-12 20:14:21 GMT
    R H Silverwood will be performing at The MARC, (Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center) on Saturday, February 28 at 7:00. Tickets are $5.00 and are available at the door.RH Silverwood began with Randy and Robin Hoover in 2010. A four piece acoustic singer-songwriter band, which also plays cover songs their way. RH Silverwood plays a variety of genres. Small group, BIG sound, great harmonies with lots of variety for all!The event is sponsored by Mt. Vernon Regional Arts and The Missouri Arts Co...More >>
    R H Silverwood will be performing at The MARC, (Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center) on Saturday, February 28 at 7:00. Tickets are $5.00 and are available at the door.RH Silverwood began with Randy and Robin Hoover in 2010. A four piece acoustic singer-songwriter band, which also plays cover songs their way. RH Silverwood plays a variety of genres. Small group, BIG sound, great harmonies with lots of variety for all!The event is sponsored by Mt. Vernon Regional Arts and The Missouri Arts Co...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 >>
  • Dowe Quick Personal Note on Brian Williams

    Dowe Quick Personal Note on Brian Williams

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 5:27 PM EST2015-02-11 22:27:44 GMT
    NBC Nightly News' Anchor Brian Williams got his start news back in 1982. Our Executive Producer/Anchor Dowe Quick takes a moment to share his thoughts on Brian.Video: Dowe Quick on Brian WilliamsMore >>
    NBC Nightly News' Anchor Brian Williams got his start news back in 1982. Our Executive Producer/Anchor Dowe Quick takes a moment to share his thoughts on Brian.Video: Dowe Quick on Brian WilliamsMore >>
  • College View Fire; One in critical condition

    College View Fire; One in critical condition

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 5:18 PM EST2015-02-11 22:18:12 GMT
    The Joplin Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 3804 E College View Dr. Apt. 3 at 2:14 AM, Wednesday, 11 February. Fire crews arrived on scene at 2:21 AM to find an 8-Plex apartment complex with heavy smoke coming from one of the first floor apartments. Upon arrival crews were told that the occupant of the apartment was still inside. Crews made entry to the apartment where the victim was located and removed. Two rescues were also made from the two second story apartments directly ...More >>
    The Joplin Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 3804 E College View Dr. Apt. 3 at 2:14 AM, Wednesday, 11 February. Fire crews arrived on scene at 2:21 AM to find an 8-Plex apartment complex with heavy smoke coming from one of the first floor apartments. Upon arrival crews were told that the occupant of the apartment was still inside. Crews made entry to the apartment where the victim was located and removed. Two rescues were also made from the two second story apartments directly ...More >>
  • Fraudulent calls move into Heartland REC service area

    Fraudulent calls move into Heartland REC service area

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 4:17 PM EST2015-02-11 21:17:37 GMT
    A scam that has been seen at utilities in western and central Kansas has moved into Southeast Kansas and the Heartland REC service area. Scammers are trying to trick consumers into making payments with credit cards and prepaid money cards, such as MoneyPak cards that can be bought at Wal-Mart, and PayPal cash cards found at Family Dollar stores.Heartland members reported on Wednesday, February 11 that they received calls from an individual claiming to represent Heartland who them that if imme...More >>
    A scam that has been seen at utilities in western and central Kansas has moved into Southeast Kansas and the Heartland REC service area. Scammers are trying to trick consumers into making payments with credit cards and prepaid money cards, such as MoneyPak cards that can be bought at Wal-Mart, and PayPal cash cards found at Family Dollar stores.Heartland members reported on Wednesday, February 11 that they received calls from an individual claiming to represent Heartland who them that if imme...More >>
  • Missouri Supreme Court rules against utility in Solar Rebate Case; Empire issues statement

    Missouri Supreme Court rules against utility in Solar Rebate Case; Empire issues statement

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 4:01 PM EST2015-02-11 21:01:14 GMT
    In a 5-2 decision released today by the Missouri Supreme Court, RenewMissouri and Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) won their appeal from the PublicService Commission against EmpireDistrict Electric Company. The ruling is final, and erases a lawthat Empire claimed gave them an exemption from offering solar rebates to its customers."This ruling legally clarifies that as of today, more than six years after a majority of Empire's owncustomers voted to require them to do so, Empire mus...More >>
    In a 5-2 decision released today by the Missouri Supreme Court, RenewMissouri and Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) won their appeal from the PublicService Commission against EmpireDistrict Electric Company. The ruling is final, and erases a lawthat Empire claimed gave them an exemption from offering solar rebates to its customers."This ruling legally clarifies that as of today, more than six years after a majority of Empire's owncustomers voted to require them to do so, Empire mus...More >>
  • Former Altoona city clerk pleads guilty to fraud scheme

    Former Altoona city clerk pleads guilty to fraud scheme

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 1:18 PM EST2015-02-11 18:18:50 GMT
    (AP) - The former Altoona city clerk has admitted that she defrauded the southeast Kansas town of nearly $48,000.U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release Wednesday that 30-year-old Chrystal Scherbarth pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud. In her plea, she admitted she used her access to the city's accounts at the First Neodesha Bank in the scheme She fraudulently increased her hourly and overtime pay and credited herself with unearned vacation and sick leave.The crime cost Alto...More >>
    (AP) - The former Altoona city clerk has admitted that she defrauded the southeast Kansas town of nearly $48,000.U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release Wednesday that 30-year-old Chrystal Scherbarth pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud. In her plea, she admitted she used her access to the city's accounts at the First Neodesha Bank in the scheme She fraudulently increased her hourly and overtime pay and credited herself with unearned vacation and sick leave.The crime cost Alto...More >>
  • Denver-based industrial manufacturer plans expansion of its Iola facility

    Denver-based industrial manufacturer plans expansion of its Iola facility

    Tuesday, February 10 2015 10:26 PM EST2015-02-11 03:26:38 GMT
    The Gates Corporation has operated a facility in Iola, kansas for 40 years. A global maker of industrial products, the Denver-based company employs nearly 700 people at its southeast Kansas plant. Now, the company is expanding, adding additional space and jobs..More >>
    The Gates Corporation has operated a facility in Iola, kansas for 40 years. A global maker of industrial products, the Denver-based company employs nearly 700 people at its southeast Kansas plant. Now, the company is expanding, adding additional space and jobs..More >>
  • Florida woman dead after accident on I-49

    Florida woman dead after accident on I-49

    Tuesday, February 10 2015 10:09 PM EST2015-02-11 03:09:40 GMT
    The Missouri Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a vehicle struck a pedestrian earlier today. Michaela Abernathy, of Leesburg, Florida was walking in the driving lane of I-49 when she was struck by a car.Abernathy, 31, was in southbound lane near mile marker 58. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene. The accident occurred at 1:18 AM this morning.More >>
    The Missouri Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a vehicle struck a pedestrian earlier today. Michaela Abernathy, of Leesburg, Florida was walking in the driving lane of I-49 when she was struck by a car.Abernathy, 31, was in southbound lane near mile marker 58. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene. The accident occurred at 1:18 AM this morning.More >>
  • Local real estate agent discusses impact of city's fallout with Wallace Bajjali on developers and property owners in redevelopment zone

    Local real estate agent discusses impact of city's fallout with Wallace Bajjali on developers and property owners in redevelopment zone

    Tuesday, February 10 2015 7:01 PM EST2015-02-11 00:01:09 GMT
    A local real estate agent discusses the impact of the city's recent fallout with Wallace Bajjali on developers and property owners in Joplin's redevelopment zone.More >>
    A local real estate agent discusses the impact of the city's recent fallout with Wallace Bajjali on developers and property owners in Joplin's redevelopment zone.More >>
  • Narcotics Search Warrant leads two arrests

    Narcotics Search Warrant leads two arrests

    Tuesday, February 10 2015 2:54 PM EST2015-02-10 19:54:49 GMT
    On Monday evening, February 9, 2015, Law Enforcement Officers from the Pittsburg PD and KBI's SEK Drug Task Force served the search warrant for illegal narcotics at a residence located at 516 E. Monroe St.,More >>
    On Monday evening, February 9, 2015, Law Enforcement Officers from the Pittsburg PD and KBI's SEK Drug Task Force served the search warrant for illegal narcotics at a residence located at 516 E. Monroe St.,More >>
  • Lawrence County man set on fire; Suspects at-large

    Lawrence County man set on fire; Suspects at-large

    Tuesday, February 10 2015 3:30 PM EST2015-02-10 20:30:48 GMT
    On Friday January 30, 2015 at about 12:30am, Monett Police Officers responded to a call about a man bleeding. They located two men in the 700 Block of 5th street. One man was injured. He was identified as Cory Harp age 37 of Stotts City, MO. Harp was bleeding from a cut on his arm and had fresh burns on his arm and head.Cory Harp told the officers he was assaulted and set on fire at 913 6th St. He said he was in the house lying on a bed when two men came in the room. They beat him with a club...More >>
    On Friday January 30, 2015 at about 12:30am, Monett Police Officers responded to a call about a man bleeding. They located two men in the 700 Block of 5th street. One man was injured. He was identified as Cory Harp age 37 of Stotts City, MO. Harp was bleeding from a cut on his arm and had fresh burns on his arm and head.Cory Harp told the officers he was assaulted and set on fire at 913 6th St. He said he was in the house lying on a bed when two men came in the room. They beat him with a club...More >>
  • Local producer and health food store owner offer tips on how to make eating organically more affordable

    Local producer and health food store owner offer tips on how to make eating organically more affordable

    Monday, February 9 2015 11:18 PM EST2015-02-10 04:18:23 GMT
    Dr. Rob Herron says the Pittsburg community needed something. "It's a desert for healthy living foods. Some of the grocery stores here do carry items that are helpful, but they can't have the supply necessarily and the diversity that we can have in a dedicated store."So he opened "Bear Toes healthy living", a shop dedicated to everything natural...More >>
    Dr. Rob Herron says the Pittsburg community needed something. "It's a desert for healthy living foods. Some of the grocery stores here do carry items that are helpful, but they can't have the supply necessarily and the diversity that we can have in a dedicated store."So he opened "Bear Toes healthy living", a shop dedicated to everything natural...More >>
  • PSU Professors' Books

    PSU Professors' Books

    Monday, February 9 2015 7:59 PM EST2015-02-10 00:59:28 GMT
    There's a lot that goes into choosing a class textbook."How does this lay out the material, how is it taught, is it readable for the type of students that they're dealing with," said Paul Grimes, Dean, Kelce College of Business.But there's even more to consider when writing one."To get all of the concepts in there. to get them all in a way that's understandable with examples that are current," said Maeve Cummings, Professor at PSU.While paying for a Pitt State education, many students in the ...More >>
    There's a lot that goes into choosing a class textbook."How does this lay out the material, how is it taught, is it readable for the type of students that they're dealing with," said Paul Grimes, Dean, Kelce College of Business.But there's even more to consider when writing one."To get all of the concepts in there. to get them all in a way that's understandable with examples that are current," said Maeve Cummings, Professor at PSU.While paying for a Pitt State education, many students in the ...More >>
  • Low gas prices, warmer weather impact florists preparing for Valentine's Day

    Low gas prices, warmer weather impact florists preparing for Valentine's Day

    Monday, February 9 2015 7:07 PM EST2015-02-10 00:07:10 GMT
    Local florists say lower gas prices and warmer temperatures cause lower overall expenses for their business, but not necessarily for the consumer.More >>
    Local florists say lower gas prices and warmer temperatures cause lower overall expenses for their business, but not necessarily for the consumer.More >>
  • Joplin faces possible financial stipulation after Wallace Bajjali exit

    Joplin faces possible financial stipulation after Wallace Bajjali exit

    Monday, February 9 2015 10:11 PM EST2015-02-10 03:11:36 GMT
    It centers around a contract Joplin's city manager and members of City Council say they didn't know about until two weeks ago.More >>
    It centers around a contract Joplin's city manager and members of City Council say they didn't know about until two weeks ago.More >>
  • Berry sentenced to four years in prison

    Berry sentenced to four years in prison

    Monday, February 9 2015 4:55 PM EST2015-02-09 21:55:22 GMT
    Berry is also involved with a stolen car that gunshot victim Tommy Webb was found in earlier that month.  Prier was sentenced last week for his role in the crime. More >>
    Berry is also involved with a stolen car that gunshot victim Tommy Webb was found in earlier that month.  Prier was sentenced last week for his role in the crime. 

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  • Cazares pleads guilty; Sentenced to 22 years

    Cazares pleads guilty; Sentenced to 22 years

    Monday, February 9 2015 2:56 PM EST2015-02-09 19:56:53 GMT
    Sentencing of Jose Cazares was announced...More >>
    Sentencing of Jose Cazares was announced...More >>
  • Military Family Reacts to 'American Sniper'

    Military Family Reacts to 'American Sniper'

    Sunday, February 8 2015 10:31 PM EST2015-02-09 03:31:10 GMT
    "It changes you. It changes you mentally. It changes you physically, psychologically, emotionally. It changes you in a lot of different ways." After three tours in Iraq, Rob Wise has a difficult time adjusting to civilian life.More >>
    "It changes you. It changes you mentally. It changes you physically, psychologically, emotionally. It changes you in a lot of different ways." After three tours in Iraq, Rob Wise has a difficult time adjusting to civilian life.More >>
  • Joplin Young Life Races for a Brighter Purpose

    Joplin Young Life Races for a Brighter Purpose

    Sunday, February 8 2015 10:04 PM EST2015-02-09 03:04:26 GMT
    More than 200 runners from as far away as Kansas City take off from Calvary Church in Joplin for a 5K.The annual event aimed to bring community members together to support children who feel they are walking alone through life.The Christian-based organization helps teenagers lead lives of purpose. Today's fundraiser helps to raise money for members to go to Young Life camp."I really want to go to young life camp and I think that raising money for it was an awesome opportunity for the community...More >>
    More than 200 runners from as far away as Kansas City take off from Calvary Church in Joplin for a 5K.The annual event aimed to bring community members together to support children who feel they are walking alone through life.The Christian-based organization helps teenagers lead lives of purpose. Today's fundraiser helps to raise money for members to go to Young Life camp."I really want to go to young life camp and I think that raising money for it was an awesome opportunity for the community...More >>
  • Golfers Soak Up the Sun in Pittsburg

    Golfers Soak Up the Sun in Pittsburg

    Sunday, February 8 2015 9:57 PM EST2015-02-09 02:57:22 GMT
    Breaking news: it's not summer, as Nick confirmed. But that didn't stop Four Staters from wearing their shorts today.KOAM's Diane Gerstenfeld visited the Four Oaks Golf Course in Pittsburg during the last minutes of daylight, and people were out, hitting balls, wearing shorts. This is just another reminder: it's not summer...More >>
    Breaking news: it's not summer, as Nick confirmed. But that didn't stop Four Staters from wearing their shorts today.KOAM's Diane Gerstenfeld visited the Four Oaks Golf Course in Pittsburg during the last minutes of daylight, and people were out, hitting balls, wearing shorts. This is just another reminder: it's not summer...More >>
  • Safe Haven Outreach Mission Raises One Thousand Dollars for Homeless

    Safe Haven Outreach Mission Raises One Thousand Dollars for Homeless

    Sunday, February 8 2015 9:52 PM EST2015-02-09 02:52:55 GMT
    Safe Haven Outreach Mission in Parsons, Kansas served up fresh baked cinnamon rolls and cups of chili to local residents as part of a fundraising campaign. The mission gives a home to the homeless, helping with their physical and spiritual needs....More >>
    Safe Haven Outreach Mission in Parsons, Kansas served up fresh baked cinnamon rolls and cups of chili to local residents as part of a fundraising campaign. The mission gives a home to the homeless, helping with their physical and spiritual needs....More >>
  • Tri-Cities Fire District Moves Meeting

    Tri-Cities Fire District Moves Meeting

    Saturday, February 7 2015 10:08 PM EST2015-02-08 03:08:24 GMT
    The future of the Tri Cities Fire Department hangs in the balance as its been facing turnover for reasons still unclear. The department held a brief special meeting to discuss the future of its volunteer fire staff. More >>
    The future of the Tri Cities Fire Department hangs in the balance as its been facing turnover for reasons still unclear. The department held a brief special meeting to discuss the future of its volunteer fire staff. More >>
  • Dress Re-Sale in Carthage

    Dress Re-Sale in Carthage

    Saturday, February 7 2015 9:57 PM EST2015-02-08 02:57:20 GMT
    The first Dress Re-sale fundraiser in Carthage raises money for area high schools. Volunteers raising money for the Carthage high school marching band and Sarcoxie project grad facilitated the sale of 380 used prom and homecoming dresses.More >>
    The first Dress Re-sale fundraiser in Carthage raises money for area high schools. Volunteers raising money for the Carthage high school marching band and Sarcoxie project grad facilitated the sale of 380 used prom and homecoming dresses.More >>
  • ATV crash near Fort Scott kills one

    ATV crash near Fort Scott kills one

    Saturday, February 7 2015 9:23 PM EST2015-02-08 02:23:59 GMT
    Billy Gale Minor, 25 of Branson, Kansas,was fatally injured Saturday morning when a Honda ATV rear-ended a sport trac ATV and flipped. The accident happened five miles west of Fort Scott, Kansas. Minor was rushed to a Joplin hospital where he was pronounced dead several hours later.More >>
    Billy Gale Minor, 25 of Branson, Kansas,was fatally injured Saturday morning when a Honda ATV rear-ended a sport trac ATV and flipped. The accident happened five miles west of Fort Scott, Kansas. Minor was rushed to a Joplin hospital where he was pronounced dead several hours later.More >>
  • State Cuts Hit Pittsburg

    State Cuts Hit Pittsburg

    Friday, February 6 2015 10:00 PM EST2015-02-07 03:00:37 GMT
    Kansas is facing a 344-million dollar budget deficit this year. Next fiscal year.. An estimated 600-million dollar shortfall. To help make up the deficit, k-12 education is being cut 1.5-percent. And funds for higher education will face a 2-percent cut. This is expected to save the state 44 and a half million dollars. More >>
    Kansas is facing a 344-million dollar budget deficit this year. Next fiscal year.. An estimated 600-million dollar shortfall. To help make up the deficit, k-12 education is being cut 1.5-percent. And funds for higher education will face a 2-percent cut. This is expected to save the state 44 and a half million dollars. More >>
  • The Cost & Benefit of Filing Your Taxes Online versus by a Professional

    The Cost & Benefit of Filing Your Taxes Online versus by a Professional

    Friday, February 6 2015 9:05 PM EST2015-02-07 02:05:59 GMT
    “Cause it's too complicated for me” 86-year-old Carthage resident William Allison has gone to a tax preparer the last couple of years. "Quite a bit of things to do on my income tax. It's not simple,” says Allison. But it hasn't been simple for some going the online route either. For the last few days all state tax returns have been shut down through TurboTax, a popular online tax service, due to fraud concerns. But the service was restored by Friday evening. (phone rings) “Liberty Tax Service...More >>
    “Cause it's too complicated for me” 86-year-old Carthage resident William Allison has gone to a tax preparer the last couple of years. "Quite a bit of things to do on my income tax. It's not simple,” says Allison. But it hasn't been simple for some going the online route either. For the last few days all state tax returns have been shut down through TurboTax, a popular online tax service, due to fraud concerns. But the service was restored by Friday evening. (phone rings) “Liberty Tax Service...More >>
  • Local beekeepers say inconsistent temperatures impact bees in several ways

    Local beekeepers say inconsistent temperatures impact bees in several ways

    Friday, February 6 2015 7:13 PM EST2015-02-07 00:13:33 GMT
    Local beekeepers say the inconsistent temperatures we have seen this winter have an impact on bees in several ways. Beekeepers are putting in more hours working to ensure the hives remain alive and well.More >>
    Local beekeepers say the inconsistent temperatures we have seen this winter have an impact on bees in several ways. Beekeepers are putting in more hours working to ensure the hives remain alive and well.More >>
  • First Deliveries Made From Tribe's Herd of 80; Agri-Ranching Program In Full Swing

    Buffalo is On the Menu at Quapaw Tribe's Elder Center, Children's Learning Center

    Buffalo is On the Menu at Quapaw Tribe's Elder Center, Children's Learning Center

    Friday, February 6 2015 5:27 PM EST2015-02-06 22:27:44 GMT
    The Quapaw Tribe is reintroducing high-quality buffalo meat to its members' diets. The first delivery of buffalo was made to the Tribe's Elder Center where its Nutrition Program is based, and next door to the O-Gah-Pah Learning Center where pre-schoolers and elementary age students will enjoy what was long ago their ancestors' primary source of protein."These deliveries complete the circle that makes our Agriculture Program a real farm-to-table operation," said Quapaw Chairman John Berrey. "T...More >>
    The Quapaw Tribe is reintroducing high-quality buffalo meat to its members' diets. The first delivery of buffalo was made to the Tribe's Elder Center where its Nutrition Program is based, and next door to the O-Gah-Pah Learning Center where pre-schoolers and elementary age students will enjoy what was long ago their ancestors' primary source of protein."These deliveries complete the circle that makes our Agriculture Program a real farm-to-table operation," said Quapaw Chairman John Berrey. "T...More >>
  • Better Business Bureau warns of online job post scam

    Better Business Bureau warns of online job post scam

    Friday, February 6 2015 5:17 PM EST2015-02-06 22:17:15 GMT
    More companies are incorporating the internet as part of their hiring process.More >>
    More companies are incorporating the internet as part of their hiring process.More >>
  • HTS hires new President

    HTS hires new President

    Friday, February 6 2015 5:07 PM EST2015-02-06 22:07:03 GMT
    Heartland Technology Solutions (HTS), a leading IT Services Provider in the Midwest, is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Gentzler as President. Gentzler brings three decades of IT industry experience to HTS and was most recently an independent consultant working with businesses in the Midwest on strategic planning, IT staffing, and sales strategy.Prior to joining HTS, Gentzler served as the Senior State Executive for IBM in Nebraska and held sales and sales management positions in h...More >>
    Heartland Technology Solutions (HTS), a leading IT Services Provider in the Midwest, is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Gentzler as President. Gentzler brings three decades of IT industry experience to HTS and was most recently an independent consultant working with businesses in the Midwest on strategic planning, IT staffing, and sales strategy.Prior to joining HTS, Gentzler served as the Senior State Executive for IBM in Nebraska and held sales and sales management positions in h...More >>
  • Willard sentenced to 14 years in prison

    Willard sentenced to 14 years in prison

    Friday, February 6 2015 4:09 PM EST2015-02-06 21:09:16 GMT
    James Willard, 55 of Pittsburg was convicted of Voluntary Manslaugher. More >>
    James Willard, 55 of Pittsburg was convicted of Voluntary Manslaugher. More >>
  • Brothers w/ local businesses plead guilty to multi-million dollar conspiracy

    Brothers w/ local businesses plead guilty to multi-million dollar conspiracy

    Friday, February 6 2015 2:08 PM EST2015-02-06 19:08:40 GMT
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two brothers who owned businesses in Springfield, Joplin and Webb City, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today to their roles in a $6.7 million conspiracy that involved the distribution of approximately 2,253 kilograms of synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as K2.Jeremy W. Elliott, 42, of Rogers, Ark., and his brother, Travis L. Elliott, 38, of Springfield, Mo., pleaded guilty in separate ap...More >>
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two brothers who owned businesses in Springfield, Joplin and Webb City, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today to their roles in a $6.7 million conspiracy that involved the distribution of approximately 2,253 kilograms of synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as K2.Jeremy W. Elliott, 42, of Rogers, Ark., and his brother, Travis L. Elliott, 38, of Springfield, Mo., pleaded guilty in separate ap...More >>
  • City Wide Cleanup: East Side of Miami - March 23rd-March27th

    City Wide Cleanup: East Side of Miami - March 23rd-March27th

    Friday, February 6 2015 1:04 PM EST2015-02-06 18:04:23 GMT
    Residents who pay for refuse service are eligible to participate. All they need to do it set bulky trash curbside and it will be picked up FREE OF CHARGE. It's the chance to get rid of big items such as appliances and furniture, old grills and mattresses. Crews will work one side of Main Street at a time, cleaning the west side first and moving east the following week. Northeast and Southeast sections of the city – Monday, March 23rd – Friday, March 27th, 2015 Paint cans must have lids off an...More >>
    Residents who pay for refuse service are eligible to participate. All they need to do it set bulky trash curbside and it will be picked up FREE OF CHARGE. It's the chance to get rid of big items such as appliances and furniture, old grills and mattresses. Crews will work one side of Main Street at a time, cleaning the west side first and moving east the following week. Northeast and Southeast sections of the city – Monday, March 23rd – Friday, March 27th, 2015 Paint cans must have lids off an...More >>
  • Skills Gap Hits Pittsburg

    Skills Gap Hits Pittsburg

    Thursday, February 5 2015 10:46 PM EST2015-02-06 03:46:13 GMT
    There are currently some 600,000 full-time jobs in the US left unfilled due to a lack of trained people. The skills-gap has even hit Pittsburg. "The biggest concern we hear from our local businesses is they just can't find enough employees,"More >>
    There are currently some 600,000 full-time jobs in the US left unfilled due to a lack of trained people. The skills-gap has even hit Pittsburg. "The biggest concern we hear from our local businesses is they just can't find enough employees,"More >>
  • Shrinking Cities Part Two: West Mineral, Kansas

    Shrinking Cities Part Two: West Mineral, Kansas

    Thursday, February 5 2015 9:48 PM EST2015-02-06 02:48:59 GMT
    Donna Poor says West Mineral is peaceful. "I like the area. It's kind of secluded. It's not in a busy town. I don't mind having to go one a week to the grocery store."More >>
    Donna Poor says West Mineral is peaceful. "I like the area. It's kind of secluded. It's not in a busy town. I don't mind having to go one a week to the grocery store."More >>
  • Frank About Food blogger lists "best choice" restaurants in Joplin

    Frank About Food blogger lists "best choice" restaurants in Joplin

    Thursday, February 5 2015 7:57 PM EST2015-02-06 00:57:53 GMT
    The local food scene in Joplin has changed drastically in recent years. One long-time resident keeps up with the current dining trends as he reviews locally-owned restaurants in an online blog.More >>
    The local food scene in Joplin has changed drastically in recent years. One long-time resident keeps up with the current dining trends as he reviews locally-owned restaurants in an online blog.More >>
  • Missouri cyber crimes task forces get funds from lawsuit settlement;come just in time

    Missouri cyber crimes task forces get funds from lawsuit settlement;come just in time

    Thursday, February 5 2015 5:52 PM EST2015-02-05 22:52:23 GMT
    The release of 21 and half million dollars means funds for Missouri programs that were doing without them. The monies come from a lawsuit settlement and will bring eight million dollars to the states seven veterans homes and one and half million to cyber crimes task forces. The funds come just in time for the local task force. Thanks to the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, 55 year old Edward Hetherington of Noel is in federal prison. It found what investigators call a massive li...More >>
    The release of 21 and half million dollars means funds for Missouri programs that were doing without them. The monies come from a lawsuit settlement and will bring eight million dollars to the states seven veterans homes and one and half million to cyber crimes task forces. The funds come just in time for the local task force. Thanks to the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, 55 year old Edward Hetherington of Noel is in federal prison. It found what investigators call a massive li...More >>
  • To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

    Thursday, February 5 2015 11:20 PM EST2015-02-06 04:20:34 GMT
    Health professionals say know the risk of trying to avoid so-called risks.More >>
    Health professionals say know the risk of trying to avoid so-called risks.More >>
  • Neosho PD warns of ongoing scams

    Neosho PD warns of ongoing scams

    Thursday, February 5 2015 5:10 PM EST2015-02-05 22:10:58 GMT
    The Neosho Police Department warns residents to be aware of a pair of separate ongoing scams involving the sweepstakes and the Internal Revenue ServiceOfficers have recently received many reports of financial exploitation involving false representation by individuals claiming to be from the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Targeted victims of the scam are contacted by telephone, mail, email, or social media and told that they have won a large cash prize of a specific denomination from t...More >>
    The Neosho Police Department warns residents to be aware of a pair of separate ongoing scams involving the sweepstakes and the Internal Revenue ServiceOfficers have recently received many reports of financial exploitation involving false representation by individuals claiming to be from the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Targeted victims of the scam are contacted by telephone, mail, email, or social media and told that they have won a large cash prize of a specific denomination from t...More >>
  • Flannery named interim president/CEO of the PSU Foundation, INC.

    Flannery named interim president/CEO of the PSU Foundation, INC.

    Thursday, February 5 2015 3:40 PM EST2015-02-05 20:40:56 GMT
    Pittsburg State University Foundation Chairman Charlie Myers today announced the selection, by the Foundation's Executive Board, of Kathleen Flannery as interim president/CEO of the PSU Foundation, Inc. The move comes following Friday's announcement that Flannery had been appointed interim vice president for university advancement.“Our board members have a great deal of respect for Kathleen,” said PSU Foundation Chairman Charlie Myers. “She's proven herself to be a strong and successful leade...More >>
    Pittsburg State University Foundation Chairman Charlie Myers today announced the selection, by the Foundation's Executive Board, of Kathleen Flannery as interim president/CEO of the PSU Foundation, Inc. The move comes following Friday's announcement that Flannery had been appointed interim vice president for university advancement.“Our board members have a great deal of respect for Kathleen,” said PSU Foundation Chairman Charlie Myers. “She's proven herself to be a strong and successful leade...More >>
  • MSSU narrows down list for Provost/VP for Academic Affairs

    MSSU narrows down list for Provost/VP for Academic Affairs

    Thursday, February 5 2015 2:43 PM EST2015-02-05 19:43:51 GMT
    Four finalists have been selected for the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs position at Missouri Southern State University.Each of the four candidates has extensive experience in higher-education leadership and will have the opportunity to meet with members of the selection committee as well as faculty, staff and the Missouri Southern community.The first candidate is scheduled to visit the campus Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 10-11, and the second will visit Thursday and Friday, Feb. ...More >>
    Four finalists have been selected for the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs position at Missouri Southern State University.Each of the four candidates has extensive experience in higher-education leadership and will have the opportunity to meet with members of the selection committee as well as faculty, staff and the Missouri Southern community.The first candidate is scheduled to visit the campus Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 10-11, and the second will visit Thursday and Friday, Feb. ...More >>
  • One-Handed Fishing Rod Helps Amputees

    One-Handed Fishing Rod Helps Amputees

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 9:54 PM EST2015-02-05 02:54:15 GMT
    Joshua Rector considers himself an outdoors type. "I like camping, hiking, shooting guns, hunting," Rector said. But after an accident while serving in the military, "I lost my arm while deployed to Iraq in 2010. Vehicle rollover. Mishap by the driver. Vehicle landed on top my arm and took it right off." It changed his ability to complete even the most mundane activities. More >>
    Joshua Rector considers himself an outdoors type. "I like camping, hiking, shooting guns, hunting," Rector said. But after an accident while serving in the military, "I lost my arm while deployed to Iraq in 2010. Vehicle rollover. Mishap by the driver. Vehicle landed on top my arm and took it right off." It changed his ability to complete even the most mundane activities. More >>
  • Shrinking Cities Part One: Chetopa, Kansas

    Shrinking Cities Part One: Chetopa, Kansas

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 9:18 PM EST2015-02-05 02:18:04 GMT
    Krista Warstler spent her early years in Chetopa, before moving away in the mid-70's. She said the town used to be alive. 'You'd see people on the street," she said. "The businesses were just thick though town."More >>
    Krista Warstler spent her early years in Chetopa, before moving away in the mid-70's. She said the town used to be alive. 'You'd see people on the street," she said. "The businesses were just thick though town."More >>
  • City of Duquesne officials apply for $2 million Community Development Block Grant

    City of Duquesne officials apply for $2 million Community Development Block Grant

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 7:15 PM EST2015-02-05 00:15:18 GMT
    Roads in the City of Duquesne have yet to be repaired after sustaining damage as debris was removed in heavy trucks following the 2011 tornado. City officials are now working to fund the repairs, by applying for up to $2 million in grant money.More >>
    Roads in the City of Duquesne have yet to be repaired after sustaining damage as debris was removed in heavy trucks following the 2011 tornado. City officials are now working to fund the repairs, by applying for up to $2 million in grant money.More >>
  • Insurance Coverage for Autism Treatment Results in More Individuals Getting Services

    Insurance Coverage for Autism Treatment Results in More Individuals Getting Services

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 6:26 PM EST2015-02-04 23:26:47 GMT
    Four years after landmark legislation in Missouri mandated insurance coverage of treatments for autism, thousands more are getting care. 4 year old Ashley says ‘up please' now, but just three months ago she was spinning in a corner. Her mom Shelley Holland says, “We need help! That was our thoughts. We don't know what to do. We're having this problem, that problem. She hates baths. She loves baths. We go back and forth. So it's really helpful to have something, somebody to go to bounce idea...More >>
    Four years after landmark legislation in Missouri mandated insurance coverage of treatments for autism, thousands more are getting care. 4 year old Ashley says ‘up please' now, but just three months ago she was spinning in a corner. Her mom Shelley Holland says, “We need help! That was our thoughts. We don't know what to do. We're having this problem, that problem. She hates baths. She loves baths. We go back and forth. So it's really helpful to have something, somebody to go to bounce idea...More >>
  • Parsons' B.U.G. Students Honored

    Parsons' B.U.G. Students Honored

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 5:44 PM EST2015-02-04 22:44:11 GMT
    From left to right: Kameren Waun, Richard Ellis, Derrika Pleasant, Dakota Blair, Riley Beard, Zoe DiVall, Gage Kinney and Madison Cole.From left to right: Kameren Waun, Richard Ellis, Derrika Pleasant, Dakota Blair, Riley Beard, Zoe DiVall, Gage Kinney and Madison Cole.
    The Parsons Kiwanis Club honored eight sixth grade students from Parsons area schools for their academic improvements at their Wednesday meeting. The students were treated to lunch at the Peter's Chinese, received a t-shirt and school supplies. Students also received a certificate acknowledging their hard work and dedication to academics and citizenship.More >>
    The Parsons Kiwanis Club honored eight sixth grade students from Parsons area schools for their academic improvements at their Wednesday meeting. The students were treated to lunch at the Peter's Chinese, received a t-shirt and school supplies. Students also received a certificate acknowledging their hard work and dedication to academics and citizenship.More >>
  • "Share the Harvest"

    MO deer hunters donated venison to those in need

    MO deer hunters donated venison to those in need

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 5:21 PM EST2015-02-04 22:21:50 GMT
    According to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), nearly 4,000 deer hunters donated more than 212,300 pounds of venison from the 2014 Missouri deer harvest to the state's Share the Harvest program.Share the Harvest is administered by the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) and MDC to help feed hungry Missourians. The program orchestrates the efforts of thousands of hunters, numerous local supporting organizations, and more than 100 participating meat processors to get ground v...More >>
    According to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), nearly 4,000 deer hunters donated more than 212,300 pounds of venison from the 2014 Missouri deer harvest to the state's Share the Harvest program.Share the Harvest is administered by the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) and MDC to help feed hungry Missourians. The program orchestrates the efforts of thousands of hunters, numerous local supporting organizations, and more than 100 participating meat processors to get ground v...More >>
  • What went wrong while choosing Joplin's master redeveloper?

    What went wrong while choosing Joplin's master redeveloper?

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 5:06 PM EST2015-02-04 22:06:24 GMT
    Today, the City of Joplin officially ends its contract with master redeveloper Wallace Bajjali.More >>
    Today, the City of Joplin officially ends its contract with master redeveloper Wallace Bajjali.More >>
  • Kimberling City physician sentenced to two years for failing to file tax returns, owes $1.5 million

    Kimberling City physician sentenced to two years for failing to file tax returns, owes $1.5 million

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 3:38 PM EST2015-02-04 20:38:53 GMT
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kimberling City, Mo., man who worked as an emergency room physician was sentenced in federal court today for failing to file tax returns despite earning hundreds of thousands of dollars in income each year.Phillip Edward Psaltis, 65, of Kimberling City, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to two years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Psaltis to pay $1,581,594...More >>
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kimberling City, Mo., man who worked as an emergency room physician was sentenced in federal court today for failing to file tax returns despite earning hundreds of thousands of dollars in income each year.Phillip Edward Psaltis, 65, of Kimberling City, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to two years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Psaltis to pay $1,581,594...More >>
  • Suspect in custody after two robbery attempts

    Suspect in custody after two robbery attempts

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 12:08 PM EST2015-02-04 17:08:50 GMT
    Jonathan A. FleishmannJonathan A. Fleishmann
    The Joplin Police Department has made an arrest in the armed robbery of Dave's Mini Mart, 801 S. Maiden Lane and the attempted robbery of Dollar General, 807 W. 7th St.On Sunday February 1, 2015 around 8:02 P. M. a suspect entered the Dollar General Store and handed the clerk a note demanding money. He did not display a weapon and the clerk refused to give him any money. The suspect then left. A short time later the same suspect entered Dave's Mini Mart and displayed a knife. He left with a s...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department has made an arrest in the armed robbery of Dave's Mini Mart, 801 S. Maiden Lane and the attempted robbery of Dollar General, 807 W. 7th St.On Sunday February 1, 2015 around 8:02 P. M. a suspect entered the Dollar General Store and handed the clerk a note demanding money. He did not display a weapon and the clerk refused to give him any money. The suspect then left. A short time later the same suspect entered Dave's Mini Mart and displayed a knife. He left with a s...More >>
  • Joplin Terminates contract w/ Wallace Bajjali

    Joplin Terminates contract w/ Wallace Bajjali

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 11:49 AM EST2015-02-04 16:49:19 GMT
    On February 3, 2015, the City terminated both the Master Predevelopment Agreement and the Land Assemblage, Disposition and Management Services Agreement with Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, L.P., as a result of demonstrated facts of insolvency, and for committed acts of gross negligence, fraud, and willful misconduct. A copy of the termination letter is attached.City Manager Sam Anselm has issued the following statement in response to this action:“By taking this step, the City can move ...More >>
    On February 3, 2015, the City terminated both the Master Predevelopment Agreement and the Land Assemblage, Disposition and Management Services Agreement with Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, L.P., as a result of demonstrated facts of insolvency, and for committed acts of gross negligence, fraud, and willful misconduct. A copy of the termination letter is attached.City Manager Sam Anselm has issued the following statement in response to this action:“By taking this step, the City can move ...More >>
  • Carl Junction Police Department aims to make local buy-sell-trade community safe

    Carl Junction Police Department aims to make local buy-sell-trade community safe

    Tuesday, February 3 2015 11:02 PM EST2015-02-04 04:02:56 GMT
    Sharon Neale's home is filled with good deals. She is an active member of many local Buy Sell Trade chapters, which sparked her desire to start the Carl Junction group. More >>
    Sharon Neale's home is filled with good deals. She is an active member of many local Buy Sell Trade chapters, which sparked her desire to start the Carl Junction group. More >>
  • An 11-Thousand dollar Grant Brings Free Books to Neosho Children through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library

    An 11-Thousand dollar Grant Brings Free Books to Neosho Children through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library

    Tuesday, February 3 2015 5:41 PM EST2015-02-03 22:41:31 GMT
    An eleven- thousand dollar grant helps the Neosho school district bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to local children. The free books can make a big difference for the earliest learners. Two year old Josiah Abbott reads with his mom. The ‘Little Engine That Could' was his first free book from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a program now available to all Neosho school district parents. Mom Christina Abbott says, "It's wonderful. He has his own shelf he can reach. And he'll g...More >>
    An eleven- thousand dollar grant helps the Neosho school district bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to local children. The free books can make a big difference for the earliest learners. Two year old Josiah Abbott reads with his mom. The ‘Little Engine That Could' was his first free book from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a program now available to all Neosho school district parents. Mom Christina Abbott says, "It's wonderful. He has his own shelf he can reach. And he'll g...More >>
  • Former Joplin redevelopment worker files lawsuit

    Former Joplin redevelopment worker files lawsuit

    Tuesday, February 3 2015 5:25 PM EST2015-02-03 22:25:47 GMT
    Christine Bryant, the former project coordinator for Wallace Bajjali, says her work with the company amounted to severe emotional distress.More >>
    Christine Bryant, the former project coordinator for Wallace Bajjali, says her work with the company amounted to severe emotional distress.More >>
  • Joplin selects SAPP for library project; Community Meetings Set for This Week

    Joplin selects SAPP for library project; Community Meetings Set for This Week

    Tuesday, February 3 2015 1:00 PM EST2015-02-03 18:00:49 GMT
    The public will help choose the services provided by the new Joplin library. The Joplin City Council will tonight vote on approval of design and engineering contracts for the new library in the works at 20th Street and Connecticut Avenue.More >>
    The public will help choose the services provided by the new Joplin library. The Joplin City Council will tonight vote on approval of design and engineering contracts for the new library in the works at 20th Street and Connecticut Avenue.More >>
  • Arma Makes Moves to Curb Growing Cat Population

    Arma Makes Moves to Curb Growing Cat Population

    Monday, February 2 2015 11:48 PM EST2015-02-03 04:48:17 GMT
    It first started with only a couple cats meowing at Shelly Burns's doorstep, then as the cats began talking to their feline friends it turned into over a dozen. Burns is among several cat owners doing their part to shelter Arma's feral cats, but being that she lives across the street from the Elementary school their presence has become a nuisance to the community. "The problem has become where the cats come over into the school yard, the playground, etc., and they use the bathroom. And of...More >>
    It first started with only a couple cats meowing at Shelly Burns's doorstep, then as the cats began talking to their feline friends it turned into over a dozen. Burns is among several cat owners doing their part to shelter Arma's feral cats, but being that she lives across the street from the Elementary school their presence has become a nuisance to the community. "The problem has become where the cats come over into the school yard, the playground, etc., and they use the bathroom. And of...More >>
  • 2nd Public Meeting set for new skatepark

    2nd Public Meeting set for new skatepark

    Monday, February 2 2015 5:54 PM EST2015-02-02 22:54:58 GMT
    Citizens are invited to join the American Ramp Company (ARC) for a design meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 5. The meeting will take place at ARC, 601 S. McKinley in Joplin. This is the second meeting planned of three public sessions. The next meeting will Thursday, February 12. The meeting time and location are the same.During these meetings, the American Ramp Company, a locally operated skatepark design firm, will show various design options for layouts for the new skatepark. Citizens...More >>
    Citizens are invited to join the American Ramp Company (ARC) for a design meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 5. The meeting will take place at ARC, 601 S. McKinley in Joplin. This is the second meeting planned of three public sessions. The next meeting will Thursday, February 12. The meeting time and location are the same.During these meetings, the American Ramp Company, a locally operated skatepark design firm, will show various design options for layouts for the new skatepark. Citizens...More >>
  • Fernandez Waived Rights; Three other suspects named

    Fernandez Waived Rights; Three other suspects named

    Monday, February 2 2015 6:27 PM EST2015-02-02 23:27:07 GMT
    Today, Fernandez waived his rights to an arraignment in circuit court. He entered a plea of not guilty. He will be back in court for pre-trial conference March 16, 2015. More >>
    Today, Fernandez waived his rights to an arraignment in circuit court. He entered a plea of not guilty. He will be back in court for pre-trial conference March 16, 2015. More >>
  • Watts charged on three offenses

    Watts charged on three offenses

    Monday, February 2 2015 3:05 PM EST2015-02-02 20:05:02 GMT
    On January 31, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. Joplin Police Department officers responded to an address on Markwardt Ave. for a report of an armed robbery which had occurred on the parking lot at 2602 S. Main Street earlier.More >>
    On January 31, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. Joplin Police Department officers responded to an address on Markwardt Ave. for a report of an armed robbery which had occurred on the parking lot at 2602 S. Main Street earlier.More >>
  • NAMI Joplin 9th Annual Spring Fundraiser - February 27th, April 11th

    NAMI Joplin 9th Annual Spring Fundraiser - February 27th, April 11th

    Monday, February 2 2015 12:41 PM EST2015-02-02 17:41:48 GMT
    NAMI Joplin - The National Alliance on Mental Illness will be putting on a 5k Run/Walk on Saturday April 11th at Landreth Park (4th and Murphy Blvd) in Joplin. The 5k Run/Walk, along with the Golf Tournament in the fall, are the two major fundraisers for NAMI to provide support, education and advocacy for those with mental health issues. Everyone is welcome to the 5k Run/Walk. Registration is at 7:00am, Run starts at 8:30a;Walk at 8:45am. Donuts, Biscuits and Gravy will be served at 10:30am. ...More >>
    NAMI Joplin - The National Alliance on Mental Illness will be putting on a 5k Run/Walk on Saturday April 11th at Landreth Park (4th and Murphy Blvd) in Joplin. The 5k Run/Walk, along with the Golf Tournament in the fall, are the two major fundraisers for NAMI to provide support, education and advocacy for those with mental health issues. Everyone is welcome to the 5k Run/Walk. Registration is at 7:00am, Run starts at 8:30a;Walk at 8:45am. Donuts, Biscuits and Gravy will be served at 10:30am. ...More >>
  • Fire Department Faces Upheaval

    Fire Department Faces Upheaval

    Sunday, February 1 2015 10:53 PM EST2015-02-02 03:53:01 GMT
    "You know, they tend to run the risk of hurting people when they're responding to and from calls," said Jerry Welch, an inspector for the Tri-Cities Fire Protection District. He's also the former Assistant Fire Chief. And says he was demoted after calling out fellow firefighters for breaking safety guidelines.More >>
    "You know, they tend to run the risk of hurting people when they're responding to and from calls," said Jerry Welch, an inspector for the Tri-Cities Fire Protection District. He's also the former Assistant Fire Chief. And says he was demoted after calling out fellow firefighters for breaking safety guidelines.More >>
  • Hackett Hot Wings Sees Spike in Sales on Super Bowl Sunday

    Hackett Hot Wings Sees Spike in Sales on Super Bowl Sunday

    Sunday, February 1 2015 10:24 PM EST2015-02-02 03:24:48 GMT
    Super Bowl Sunday brings a boost in sales for Hackett Hot Wings. The local Joplin hot spot usually makes a little more than 6,000 wings on an average ten hour day, and made about the same amount for Super Bowl fans but in half the time. The restaurant is usually closed on Sundays, but stayed open to accommodate customers picking up their special pre-ordered hot wings for the big game. "I am a woman so I love to plan ahead. I got 200 wings, fifty of each flavor just to kind of give it a go...More >>
    Super Bowl Sunday brings a boost in sales for Hackett Hot Wings. The local Joplin hot spot usually makes a little more than 6,000 wings on an average ten hour day, and made about the same amount for Super Bowl fans but in half the time. The restaurant is usually closed on Sundays, but stayed open to accommodate customers picking up their special pre-ordered hot wings for the big game. "I am a woman so I love to plan ahead. I got 200 wings, fifty of each flavor just to kind of give it a go...More >>
  • Super Bowl Fans Raise Money for Carl Junction's Project Graduation

    Super Bowl Fans Raise Money for Carl Junction's Project Graduation

    Sunday, February 1 2015 10:23 PM EST2015-02-02 03:23:03 GMT
    Carl Junction's Project Graduation uses Super Bowl appetites to raise money. Their end goal is to provide a safe environment for seniors after receiving their diploma. Super Bowl fans filled Mulligan's Grill at Briarbrook Country Club to support the school's initiative. Half of the night's proceeds will be donated to Project Graduation.The group already exceeded its initial goal of $20,000 but organizers say extra cash brings the best experience possible."Every fundraiser that we have from he...More >>
    Carl Junction's Project Graduation uses Super Bowl appetites to raise money. Their end goal is to provide a safe environment for seniors after receiving their diploma. Super Bowl fans filled Mulligan's Grill at Briarbrook Country Club to support the school's initiative. Half of the night's proceeds will be donated to Project Graduation.The group already exceeded its initial goal of $20,000 but organizers say extra cash brings the best experience possible."Every fundraiser that we have from he...More >>
  • Mercy Hospital Shines a Light on Joplin's Future

    Mercy Hospital Shines a Light on Joplin's Future

    Saturday, January 31 2015 10:48 PM EST2015-02-01 03:48:16 GMT
    A sold out event brings support to the new Mercy Hospital whose construction could close in on one billion dollars. Its Mercy Hospital's time to shine as construction reaches completion and it prepares to open to the public in March. KOAM's Diane Gerstenfeld is back from a big benefit event that started with tours of the new hospital. The theme “Shine” comes from a sister....More >>
    A sold out event brings support to the new Mercy Hospital whose construction could close in on one billion dollars. Its Mercy Hospital's time to shine as construction reaches completion and it prepares to open to the public in March. KOAM's Diane Gerstenfeld is back from a big benefit event that started with tours of the new hospital. The theme “Shine” comes from a sister....More >>
  • PIttsburg Ice Bowl raises funds for local charity

    PIttsburg Ice Bowl raises funds for local charity

    Saturday, January 31 2015 10:46 PM EST2015-02-01 03:46:26 GMT
    The annual event raises food and funds through donations and collected pledges. This year's event will help the Wesley House. Players started at noon at the Four Oaks Golf Course and played through the day. More >>
    The annual event raises food and funds through donations and collected pledges. This year's event will help the Wesley House. Players started at noon at the Four Oaks Golf Course and played through the day. More >>
  • Thompson Square's Song "Glass" Resonates with Joplin and Mercy

    Thompson Square's Song "Glass" Resonates with Joplin and Mercy

    Saturday, January 31 2015 10:45 PM EST2015-02-01 03:45:16 GMT
    Mercy Joplin President Gary Pulsipher and Mercy Health Foundation Regional VP Fred Osborne say the rebuilding is a testament to the resilience of the community as it's taken nearly four years to complete. That resilience was celebrated with a fundraising concert tonight at Downstream Casino, the popular country duo Thompson Square is performing their song “glass” included a lyric...More >>
    Mercy Joplin President Gary Pulsipher and Mercy Health Foundation Regional VP Fred Osborne say the rebuilding is a testament to the resilience of the community as it's taken nearly four years to complete. That resilience was celebrated with a fundraising concert tonight at Downstream Casino, the popular country duo Thompson Square is performing their song “glass” included a lyric...More >>
  • Girl Scouts Learn About the Fun of Engineering

    Girl Scouts Learn About the Fun of Engineering

    Saturday, January 31 2015 9:58 PM EST2015-02-01 02:58:55 GMT
    Four State Girl Scouts learn from Pittsburg State students and professors about the fun things you can do in engineering. Wearing protective glasses and rubber gloves girl scouts got a hands on education in plastics production, electricity, and metals. The scouts even watched a casting machine melt materials to make a plastic frisbee. Organizers say days like this expose girls the sciences in a unique way. "My favorite part is being interactive with the girls. Seeing their faces light up whe...More >>
    Four State Girl Scouts learn from Pittsburg State students and professors about the fun things you can do in engineering. Wearing protective glasses and rubber gloves girl scouts got a hands on education in plastics production, electricity, and metals. The scouts even watched a casting machine melt materials to make a plastic frisbee. Organizers say days like this expose girls the sciences in a unique way. "My favorite part is being interactive with the girls. Seeing their faces light up whe...More >>
  • Girl Scouts Learn New Cultures

    Girl Scouts Learn New Cultures

    Saturday, January 31 2015 9:50 PM EST2015-02-01 02:50:54 GMT
    Girl scouts learn about foreign cultures at McCauley High School. To celebrate World Thinking Day, Girl Scout troops from Jasper County gathered to teach and learn about different nations. Each troop set up themed booths and were able to travel the world without leaving the gym. More >>
    Girl scouts learn about foreign cultures at McCauley High School. To celebrate World Thinking Day, Girl Scout troops from Jasper County gathered to teach and learn about different nations. Each troop set up themed booths and were able to travel the world without leaving the gym. More >>
  • Greenbush Hosts Lego Competition

    Greenbush Hosts Lego Competition

    Saturday, January 31 2015 9:46 PM EST2015-02-01 02:46:24 GMT
    And young engineers in Southeast Kansas compete for a trip to California, using Legos. The Greenbush Education Center hosts it's first Lego League competition, where six local teams from Missouri and Kansas go head-to-head building their own Lego robots. More >>
    And young engineers in Southeast Kansas compete for a trip to California, using Legos. The Greenbush Education Center hosts it's first Lego League competition, where six local teams from Missouri and Kansas go head-to-head building their own Lego robots. More >>
  • "Mother to Mother" Teaches Parents

    "Mother to Mother" Teaches Parents

    Saturday, January 31 2015 9:32 PM EST2015-02-01 02:32:36 GMT
    Mother to Mother Ministry shows how to parent "the Love and Logic Way". Today wrapped up session 1 and 2 of the 6-part series, which teaches parenting methods. More >>
    Mother to Mother Ministry shows how to parent "the Love and Logic Way". Today wrapped up session 1 and 2 of the 6-part series, which teaches parenting methods. More >>
  • Ultimate Seahawks Fan in Joplin

    Ultimate Seahawks Fan in Joplin

    Friday, January 30 2015 10:40 PM EST2015-01-31 03:40:55 GMT
    Addiction doesn't happen overnight. For one Joplin resident, it's has been a 30-year process. "Hi, I'm Stacey Klagge and I'm a Seahawks fan."More >>
    Addiction doesn't happen overnight. For one Joplin resident, it's has been a 30-year process. "Hi, I'm Stacey Klagge and I'm a Seahawks fan."More >>
  • Miami Schools Proposes $22.7 Million Expansion

    Miami Schools Proposes $22.7 Million Expansion

    Friday, January 30 2015 7:33 PM EST2015-01-31 00:33:30 GMT
    Among many changes the school board proposes, the biggest is a plan to condense its five elementary schools into two as an addition to Nichols Elementary Superintendent Loretta Robinson says it will greatly improve the learning atmosphere for students and teachers "As well as collaborating it offers the opportunity for teachers to come together." If the bond is approved this small PE classroom would be transformed into a full size gymnasium, giving kids plenty of room to move around. To impro...More >>
    Among many changes the school board proposes, the biggest is a plan to condense its five elementary schools into two as an addition to Nichols Elementary Superintendent Loretta Robinson says it will greatly improve the learning atmosphere for students and teachers "As well as collaborating it offers the opportunity for teachers to come together." If the bond is approved this small PE classroom would be transformed into a full size gymnasium, giving kids plenty of room to move around. To impro...More >>
  • Columbia Elementary safe room project delayed due to mine shaft

    Columbia Elementary safe room project delayed due to mine shaft

    Friday, January 30 2015 6:55 PM EST2015-01-30 23:55:27 GMT
    The Joplin School District has opened 10 new safe rooms in the past year and four more are on the way. However, the project at Columbia Elementary has been delayed a few months due to a mine shaft being discovered beneath the site.More >>
    The Joplin School District has opened 10 new safe rooms in the past year and four more are on the way. However, the project at Columbia Elementary has been delayed a few months due to a mine shaft being discovered beneath the site.More >>
  • MO Gov. Nixon talks strengths, hardships of attracting new businesses

    MO Gov. Nixon talks strengths, hardships of attracting new businesses

    Friday, January 30 2015 6:39 PM EST2015-01-30 23:39:57 GMT
    A big part of Governor Nixon's visit to Joplin was to welcome a new business to the area. More >>
    A big part of Governor Nixon's visit to Joplin was to welcome a new business to the area. More >>
  • Pittsburg's Via Christi receives $81 thousand donation

    Pittsburg's Via Christi receives $81 thousand donation

    Friday, January 30 2015 6:29 PM EST2015-01-30 23:29:16 GMT
    The gift will be used to purchase various patient care items and machines.More >>
    The gift will be used to purchase various patient care items and machines.More >>
  • Galena man found guilty of child sex crimes

    Galena man found guilty of child sex crimes

    Friday, January 30 2015 6:02 PM EST2015-01-30 23:02:16 GMT
    A Cherokee County jury today found Timothy Russell Frobish, 24, of Galena, guilty of multiple child sex crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.Frobish was found guilty of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of attempted rape, one count of criminal threat, three counts of endangering a child, one count of possession of a synthetic cannabinoid and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Three of the counts are subject to Jessica's Law, which c...More >>
    A Cherokee County jury today found Timothy Russell Frobish, 24, of Galena, guilty of multiple child sex crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.Frobish was found guilty of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of attempted rape, one count of criminal threat, three counts of endangering a child, one count of possession of a synthetic cannabinoid and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Three of the counts are subject to Jessica's Law, which c...More >>
  • Dino Day reaches funding goal; Original Art Still Available

    Dino Day reaches funding goal; Original Art Still Available

    Friday, January 30 2015 3:05 PM EST2015-01-30 20:05:09 GMT

    A local comic book artists is launching a new fundraising campaign for an art project with his kids.

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    A local comic book artists is launching a new fundraising campaign for an art project with his kids.

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  • McDonald County man wanted by FBI

    McDonald County man wanted by FBI

    Friday, January 30 2015 2:48 PM EST2015-01-30 19:48:13 GMT
    On September 16, 1994, Timothy Thomas Coombs allegedly shot a Missouri Highway Trooper in the chest, while the officer was standing in his rural Missouri home. Although the officer was seriously injured, he survived the attack. It is believed that the shooting was in retalitation for the officer's arrest of a man who was an acquaintance of Coombs.On September 23, 1994, a state arrest warrant was issued in the Division II Circuit Court in the State of Missouri, County of McDonald, charging Coo...More >>
    On September 16, 1994, Timothy Thomas Coombs allegedly shot a Missouri Highway Trooper in the chest, while the officer was standing in his rural Missouri home. Although the officer was seriously injured, he survived the attack. It is believed that the shooting was in retalitation for the officer's arrest of a man who was an acquaintance of Coombs.On September 23, 1994, a state arrest warrant was issued in the Division II Circuit Court in the State of Missouri, County of McDonald, charging Coo...More >>
  • Miller man indicted for shooting at airplane

    Miller man indicted for shooting at airplane

    Friday, January 30 2015 1:36 PM EST2015-01-30 18:36:29 GMT
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Miller, Mo., man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for shooting at an airplane.David Leroy Dickenson, 38, of Miller, was charged in an indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Jan. 20, 2015. That indictment was unsealed and made public following Dickenson's arrest and initial court appearance. Dickenson remains in federal custody pending the court'...More >>
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Miller, Mo., man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for shooting at an airplane.David Leroy Dickenson, 38, of Miller, was charged in an indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Jan. 20, 2015. That indictment was unsealed and made public following Dickenson's arrest and initial court appearance. Dickenson remains in federal custody pending the court'...More >>
  • Special Olympics hold World Summer Game in LA this July

    Local Coach & Athletes Named to TEAM USA

    Local Coach & Athletes Named to TEAM USA

    Friday, January 30 2015 1:31 PM EST2015-01-30 18:31:39 GMT
    Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) is proud to announce that four athletes and two coaches have been named to Special Olympics Team USA. The delegation will represent the United States at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, being held July 25­ - August 2, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.Three of the individuals are from Pittsburg. This includes SOKS athlete Chevi Peters who will compete in Power Lifting and Pittsburg Coach John Lair will serve as Team USA's Assistant Power Lifting Coac...More >>
    Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) is proud to announce that four athletes and two coaches have been named to Special Olympics Team USA. The delegation will represent the United States at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, being held July 25­ - August 2, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.Three of the individuals are from Pittsburg. This includes SOKS athlete Chevi Peters who will compete in Power Lifting and Pittsburg Coach John Lair will serve as Team USA's Assistant Power Lifting Coac...More >>
  • Teens and Investigators Talk about the Consequences of Sexting: Emotional and Legal

    Teens and Investigators Talk about the Consequences of Sexting: Emotional and Legal

    Friday, January 30 2015 2:04 AM EST2015-01-30 07:04:21 GMT
    Young and in love or just because others are doing it. Teens are sexting. But they could face very serious, even lifelong consequences Teens might think sexting is flirty and fun but along with the emotional consequences, it's also a crime. That's because they're minors and nude photos are considered child pornography. Mya Hyles, a Joplin south middle school eighth grader explains the negative outcome a friend experienced. "I had a friend who, her boyfriend she really liked him and thought if...More >>
    Young and in love or just because others are doing it. Teens are sexting. But they could face very serious, even lifelong consequences Teens might think sexting is flirty and fun but along with the emotional consequences, it's also a crime. That's because they're minors and nude photos are considered child pornography. Mya Hyles, a Joplin south middle school eighth grader explains the negative outcome a friend experienced. "I had a friend who, her boyfriend she really liked him and thought if...More >>
  • Crowder College officials and athletes work to raise funds for $1.4 million field house

    Crowder College officials and athletes work to raise funds for $1.4 million field house

    Thursday, January 29 2015 7:16 PM EST2015-01-30 00:16:58 GMT
    Officials and student athletes at Crowder College are working to raise funds for a $1.4 million field house.More >>
    Officials and student athletes at Crowder College are working to raise funds for a $1.4 million field house.More >>
  • Teens Say Sexting Too Common:Explain why Teens Share Nude Photos

    Teens Say Sexting Too Common:Explain why Teens Share Nude Photos

    Thursday, January 29 2015 7:08 PM EST2015-01-30 00:08:45 GMT
    Cell phones are a teenager's social lifeline. It's how they connect with friends and as their hormones rage, some experiment with sexting. We talked with tweens and teens about why some are willing to bare it all. Kara Evansco, a Webb City high school junior, calls herself a picture person. She loves selfies. None are nudes, but she and other teens at the Impact Life Church youth group say plenty of teens are willing to pose for them and share. Kara says, "I think it's like way too common. I ...More >>
    Cell phones are a teenager's social lifeline. It's how they connect with friends and as their hormones rage, some experiment with sexting. We talked with tweens and teens about why some are willing to bare it all. Kara Evansco, a Webb City high school junior, calls herself a picture person. She loves selfies. None are nudes, but she and other teens at the Impact Life Church youth group say plenty of teens are willing to pose for them and share. Kara says, "I think it's like way too common. I ...More >>
  • Another developer proposes new casino near Downstream

    Another developer proposes new casino near Downstream

    Thursday, January 29 2015 5:22 PM EST2015-01-29 22:22:11 GMT
    The number of proposals now before the state stands at four.More >>
    The number of proposals now before the state stands at four.More >>
  • Agriculture drives Kansas economy; county-level agriculture impact data now available

    Agriculture drives Kansas economy; county-level agriculture impact data now available

    Thursday, January 29 2015 1:03 PM EST2015-01-29 18:03:12 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interactive map depicting the economic impact of agriculture in each of the 105 counties in Kansas.“Kansas agriculture contributes to 37 percent of our economy. Each county in our state plays a key role in making that economic percentage as significant as it is,” said Secretary Jackie McClaskey. “Breaking down statistics county-by-county provides a bird's eye view of our state's most prominent industry.”The map, located on the KDA web...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interactive map depicting the economic impact of agriculture in each of the 105 counties in Kansas.“Kansas agriculture contributes to 37 percent of our economy. Each county in our state plays a key role in making that economic percentage as significant as it is,” said Secretary Jackie McClaskey. “Breaking down statistics county-by-county provides a bird's eye view of our state's most prominent industry.”The map, located on the KDA web...More >>
  • Neosho School District is again pushing for $24 million bond issue

    Neosho School District is again pushing for $24 million bond issue

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 7:31 PM EST2015-01-29 00:31:22 GMT
    The Neosho School District is once again pushing for a $24 million bond issue to fund construction of a new junior high. The proposal failed twice last year. Many of the teachers and community members who pushed to get the issue on the upcoming April ballot held a public meeting on the topic this evening at Neosho Middle School.More >>
    The Neosho School District is once again pushing for a $24 million bond issue to fund construction of a new junior high. The proposal failed twice last year. Many of the teachers and community members who pushed to get the issue on the upcoming April ballot held a public meeting on the topic this evening at Neosho Middle School.More >>
  • Local Contractor gets a Lottery Boost

    Local Contractor gets a Lottery Boost

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 4:43 PM EST2015-01-28 21:43:11 GMT
    A contractor from Mindenmines is breathing easier after winning $250,000 playing the Missouri Lottery. Robert Harris said that construction has been slow in his area, and the win will come in handy for his family.“Work has been real dry here lately, so this really helps out,” he explained. “This will help out through the winter!”He went on to say that his plan was to pay off his house. His wife, Shawn, agreed.“The main worry right now is debt, so get rid of that debt,” he declared.Harris, 40,...More >>
    A contractor from Mindenmines is breathing easier after winning $250,000 playing the Missouri Lottery. Robert Harris said that construction has been slow in his area, and the win will come in handy for his family.“Work has been real dry here lately, so this really helps out,” he explained. “This will help out through the winter!”He went on to say that his plan was to pay off his house. His wife, Shawn, agreed.“The main worry right now is debt, so get rid of that debt,” he declared.Harris, 40,...More >>
  • Washington selected to NCAA D-II Management Council

    Washington selected to NCAA D-II Management Council

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 3:42 PM EST2015-01-28 20:42:53 GMT
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    Pittsburg State University's leadership voice in NCAA Division II continues to grow stronger. At the NCAA convention in Washington, D.C., this month, PSU President Steve Scott was selected vice chair of the NCAA DII President's Council.At the same meeting, Deron Washington, a safety on the Gorilla football team, was one of two student athletes selected to serve on the NCAA DII Management Council. They are the first students ever to serve on the council in its 17-year history.“The roles Deron ...More >>
    Pittsburg State University's leadership voice in NCAA Division II continues to grow stronger. At the NCAA convention in Washington, D.C., this month, PSU President Steve Scott was selected vice chair of the NCAA DII President's Council.At the same meeting, Deron Washington, a safety on the Gorilla football team, was one of two student athletes selected to serve on the NCAA DII Management Council. They are the first students ever to serve on the council in its 17-year history.“The roles Deron ...More >>
  • Joplin developer talks about failing of Wallace Bajjali projects

    Joplin developer talks about failing of Wallace Bajjali projects

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 10:37 PM EST2015-01-28 03:37:58 GMT
    Life-long developer Jimmer Pinjuv reflects on development firm Wallace Bajjali. "I think their original intentions were to make themselves a lot of money and improve the city of Joplin."A self-described eternal optimist, he stands here with me on Wildwood Ranch, his master planned residential and business community that covers more than 2000 acres in Joplin. "I thought it was such a huge and continuous piece of property that lent itself to all kinds of development."When asked about Wallace Ba...More >>
    Life-long developer Jimmer Pinjuv reflects on development firm Wallace Bajjali. "I think their original intentions were to make themselves a lot of money and improve the city of Joplin."A self-described eternal optimist, he stands here with me on Wildwood Ranch, his master planned residential and business community that covers more than 2000 acres in Joplin. "I thought it was such a huge and continuous piece of property that lent itself to all kinds of development."When asked about Wallace Ba...More >>
  • Joplin Officials Consider the Options After Wallace Bajjali's Resignation

    Joplin Officials Consider the Options After Wallace Bajjali's Resignation

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 8:50 PM EST2015-01-28 01:50:12 GMT
    The city of Joplin is out $1.7 million it paid Wallace Bajjali to redevelop Joplin after the tornado. I sat down with local attorney Bill Fleischaker to see if there is any possibility in the city getting any of that money back. “As near as I can tell there are no assets to this partnership and nothing significant. So the problem is you can sue 'em and sue 'em for $20 million, but collecting it is going to be your problem,” says Fleischaker. Wallace Bajjali was unreachable by city attorne...More >>
    The city of Joplin is out $1.7 million it paid Wallace Bajjali to redevelop Joplin after the tornado. I sat down with local attorney Bill Fleischaker to see if there is any possibility in the city getting any of that money back. “As near as I can tell there are no assets to this partnership and nothing significant. So the problem is you can sue 'em and sue 'em for $20 million, but collecting it is going to be your problem,” says Fleischaker. Wallace Bajjali was unreachable by city attorne...More >>
  • Galena reserve officer injured during range training

    Galena reserve officer injured during range training

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 6:58 PM EST2015-01-27 23:58:07 GMT
    A reserve officer in Galena, Kansas is injured in an accidental discharge of his firearm during range training Saturday afternoon on private property near Spring River.More >>
    A reserve officer in Galena, Kansas is injured in an accidental discharge of his firearm during range training Saturday afternoon on private property near Spring River.More >>
  • Joplin School district officials consider suing Wallace Bajalli over lost tax revenues

    Joplin School district officials consider suing Wallace Bajalli over lost tax revenues

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 6:39 PM EST2015-01-27 23:39:57 GMT
    The Joplin school district has its lawyers looking into a possible lawsuit against Wallace Bajalli and its founding partners. The superintendent says the master developers failure is costing the school district. The superintendent says despite some new housing and new businesses, there's no tax money for the district because of the Super TIF which came at the urging of David Wallace. Superintendent C.J. Huff says, "It's real money, real tax dollars that we're voter approved for the school ...More >>
    The Joplin school district has its lawyers looking into a possible lawsuit against Wallace Bajalli and its founding partners. The superintendent says the master developers failure is costing the school district. The superintendent says despite some new housing and new businesses, there's no tax money for the district because of the Super TIF which came at the urging of David Wallace. Superintendent C.J. Huff says, "It's real money, real tax dollars that we're voter approved for the school ...More >>
  • Tennis courts @ JAC open year around

    Tennis courts @ JAC open year around

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 5:00 PM EST2015-01-27 22:00:50 GMT
    Tennis courts at Joplin Athletic Complex are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for members. Non-members hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. Non-members can stay until 11 p.m. as long as they are on the courts by the time the courts are regularly scheduled to close.Tennis memberships are offered year round. Memberships for a family of four are $150. Individuals 18 and over pay $75 and individuals 17 and under pay $37.50. Senior rates, 55 and over, pay $50.The t...More >>
    Tennis courts at Joplin Athletic Complex are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for members. Non-members hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. Non-members can stay until 11 p.m. as long as they are on the courts by the time the courts are regularly scheduled to close.Tennis memberships are offered year round. Memberships for a family of four are $150. Individuals 18 and over pay $75 and individuals 17 and under pay $37.50. Senior rates, 55 and over, pay $50.The t...More >>
  • Anhydrous spill in Labette County

    Anhydrous spill in Labette County

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 3:05 PM EST2015-01-27 20:05:26 GMT
    On January 26th at 9:54 PM, Labette County 911 Dispatch received a report of an anhydrous spill, occurring at 4:40 PM on 10000 Road in a field. It was further reported a farmer was in the process of applying the anhydrous in the field when a malfunction occurred causing the uncontrolled release of anhydrous. The tank, having a 1500 gallon capacity, was believed to have been half full at the time of the incident.Upon emergency responders arriving on scene, deputies restricted traffic into the ...More >>
    On January 26th at 9:54 PM, Labette County 911 Dispatch received a report of an anhydrous spill, occurring at 4:40 PM on 10000 Road in a field. It was further reported a farmer was in the process of applying the anhydrous in the field when a malfunction occurred causing the uncontrolled release of anhydrous. The tank, having a 1500 gallon capacity, was believed to have been half full at the time of the incident.Upon emergency responders arriving on scene, deputies restricted traffic into the ...More >>
  • "Go Pink or Go Home" at NEO

    "Go Pink or Go Home" at NEO

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 1:36 PM EST2015-01-27 18:36:56 GMT
    The Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) Lady Norse basketball team will host its yearly Pink game on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 against Murray State. The game will begin at 6 p.m. in the college gym. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink to support the cause. This year's theme is “Go Pink or Go Home” and is part of a nation-wide breast cancer awareness event.“Each year our Lady Norse host a Pink game to honor all those who have been affected by breast cancer,” said Jim Rowland, head coach for L...More >>
    The Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) Lady Norse basketball team will host its yearly Pink game on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 against Murray State. The game will begin at 6 p.m. in the college gym. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink to support the cause. This year's theme is “Go Pink or Go Home” and is part of a nation-wide breast cancer awareness event.“Each year our Lady Norse host a Pink game to honor all those who have been affected by breast cancer,” said Jim Rowland, head coach for L...More >>
  • Former PSU student joins law officials and victims advocates to host forum on stalking awareness

    Former PSU student joins law officials and victims advocates to host forum on stalking awareness

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 12:01 AM EST2015-01-27 05:01:55 GMT
    Stalking includes the intentional and repeated following or harassing of another person. Sarah Bahr was a victim of this from her former fiance. "Driving by my house, sending me gifts, putting things in my mailbox."More >>
    Stalking includes the intentional and repeated following or harassing of another person. Sarah Bahr was a victim of this from her former fiance. "Driving by my house, sending me gifts, putting things in my mailbox."More >>
  • Wallace Bajjali Resigns as Joplin's Master Developer

    Wallace Bajjali Resigns as Joplin's Master Developer

    Monday, January 26 2015 11:15 PM EST2015-01-27 04:15:49 GMT
    “Do we feel like the master developer has handled themselves in a professional way in exiting this town? No. But will this town be strong and move forward? Yes we will,” says Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert. Wallace Bajjali has resigned. Earlier today the city received Costa Bajalli's and David Wallace's resignation via email. Wallace's resignation dated over two weeks ago. City manager Sam Anselm says the city didn't see this coming. “I don't think we did. You hear rumors and things but nothi...More >>
    “Do we feel like the master developer has handled themselves in a professional way in exiting this town? No. But will this town be strong and move forward? Yes we will,” says Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert. Wallace Bajjali has resigned. Earlier today the city received Costa Bajalli's and David Wallace's resignation via email. Wallace's resignation dated over two weeks ago. City manager Sam Anselm says the city didn't see this coming. “I don't think we did. You hear rumors and things but nothi...More >>
  • Carthage City Council to vote on increasing court costs

    Carthage City Council to vote on increasing court costs

    Monday, January 26 2015 6:34 PM EST2015-01-26 23:34:17 GMT
    The Carthage City Council will vote tomorrow night on increasing court costs to benefit the Lafayette House in Joplin. Officials say the proposed increase could potentially double the amount of funding the shelter receives.More >>
    The Carthage City Council will vote tomorrow night on increasing court costs to benefit the Lafayette House in Joplin. Officials say the proposed increase could potentially double the amount of funding the shelter receives.More >>
  • Home Robbery Arrests Made

    Home Robbery Arrests Made

    Monday, January 26 2015 5:54 PM EST2015-01-26 22:54:42 GMT
    Joplin Police Detectives have made two arrests in a burglary and robbery that occurred on January 16, 2015. The burglary and robbery occurred at 2026 S. Wall Ave. Joplin, MO. Suspects entered the residence and robbed the victim and left with the victim's pickup truck.Arrested at this time are Kristen M. Lemons, age 27 of Joplin. She is charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree. Her bond is set at $25,000 surety and $5,000.00 cash.Also arrested...More >>
    Joplin Police Detectives have made two arrests in a burglary and robbery that occurred on January 16, 2015. The burglary and robbery occurred at 2026 S. Wall Ave. Joplin, MO. Suspects entered the residence and robbed the victim and left with the victim's pickup truck.Arrested at this time are Kristen M. Lemons, age 27 of Joplin. She is charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree. Her bond is set at $25,000 surety and $5,000.00 cash.Also arrested...More >>
  • Miner offered superintendent position at USD 247

    Miner offered superintendent position at USD 247

    Monday, January 26 2015 3:15 PM EST2015-01-26 20:15:29 GMT
    Brad MinerBrad Miner
    USD 247 Southeast has offered Chanute Principal Brad Miner a contract to be their next Superintendent. Miner has accepted the position pending release from his current contract with Chanute Schools.Mr. Miner has been the Principal of Royster Middle School in Chanute, Kansas since 2004. From the Riverton area, he is a former industrial arts teacher at Montrose High School in Montrose, Missouri, and has also been a Curriculum Writer for Synergistic Systems in Pittsburg, Kansas. He was the Techn...More >>
    USD 247 Southeast has offered Chanute Principal Brad Miner a contract to be their next Superintendent. Miner has accepted the position pending release from his current contract with Chanute Schools.Mr. Miner has been the Principal of Royster Middle School in Chanute, Kansas since 2004. From the Riverton area, he is a former industrial arts teacher at Montrose High School in Montrose, Missouri, and has also been a Curriculum Writer for Synergistic Systems in Pittsburg, Kansas. He was the Techn...More >>
  • McCaskill: Postal Service ' essential to rural America'

    McCaskill: Postal Service ' essential to rural America'

    Monday, January 26 2015 1:48 PM EST2015-01-26 18:48:32 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill used a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee meeting to discuss the urgent need for reforms to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to help protect delivery service for Missourians in rural communities.“Speaking on behalf of hundreds of thousands of rural Missourians, where that post office is a lifeline to the economic vibrancy of that community—I think we are going to be held accountable if we don't do the really hard work of getting some of these real...More >>
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill used a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee meeting to discuss the urgent need for reforms to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to help protect delivery service for Missourians in rural communities.“Speaking on behalf of hundreds of thousands of rural Missourians, where that post office is a lifeline to the economic vibrancy of that community—I think we are going to be held accountable if we don't do the really hard work of getting some of these real...More >>
  • Southeast Kansas student art exhibit makes a statement about endangered sites across the globe

    Southeast Kansas student art exhibit makes a statement about endangered sites across the globe

    Sunday, January 25 2015 10:59 PM EST2015-01-26 03:59:09 GMT
    "Endangered and Abandoned" features the work of Pittsburg Middle School students that showcases historic sites around the world. Each student sketched an endangered property from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee site, which they then transferred to tiles using the Sgraffito technique. More >>
    "Endangered and Abandoned" features the work of Pittsburg Middle School students that showcases historic sites around the world. Each student sketched an endangered property from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee site, which they then transferred to tiles using the Sgraffito technique. More >>
  • Brides-to-be Flock to One-Stop Bridal Shop

    Brides-to-be Flock to One-Stop Bridal Shop

    Sunday, January 25 2015 9:55 PM EST2015-01-26 02:55:38 GMT
    Vendors across the Four States show off the latest in bridal creations at the "Metropolitan Bridal Show and Wedding Expo." Bride-to-be's and their entourages packed the reception hall inside Downstream Casino. Vendors ranged from local cake decorators to photographers and wedding dress suppliers. Deanna Johnson, owner of Joplin's Small Cakes, says the event helps her to make valuable connections "Not only make connection with customers, but it also makes connection with other vendors. So wh...More >>
    Vendors across the Four States show off the latest in bridal creations at the "Metropolitan Bridal Show and Wedding Expo." Bride-to-be's and their entourages packed the reception hall inside Downstream Casino. Vendors ranged from local cake decorators to photographers and wedding dress suppliers. Deanna Johnson, owner of Joplin's Small Cakes, says the event helps her to make valuable connections "Not only make connection with customers, but it also makes connection with other vendors. So wh...More >>
  • Missouri Right to Life Rallies to Protect Life

    Missouri Right to Life Rallies to Protect Life

    Sunday, January 25 2015 9:49 PM EST2015-01-26 02:49:57 GMT
    Missouri Right to Life members rally in Lamar renewing the call to choose life. Two lawmakers talked about their mission to protect human life and anti-abortion efforts. The organization also discussed concerns about the elderly, and treatment of the terminally ill under Obamacare. Kansas gospel group "The Hazard Sisters" sang songs about the value of human life. Members are encouraged that Missouri laws help to further their cause "I serve in a pro-life republican majority that is the larg...More >>
    Missouri Right to Life members rally in Lamar renewing the call to choose life. Two lawmakers talked about their mission to protect human life and anti-abortion efforts. The organization also discussed concerns about the elderly, and treatment of the terminally ill under Obamacare. Kansas gospel group "The Hazard Sisters" sang songs about the value of human life. Members are encouraged that Missouri laws help to further their cause "I serve in a pro-life republican majority that is the larg...More >>
  • Kander Calls for Ethics Reform

    Kander Calls for Ethics Reform

    Sunday, January 25 2015 8:51 PM EST2015-01-26 01:51:38 GMT
    "We have the worst campaign finance and ethics laws in the whole country." The Vernon County Democrats host Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander. Where he shared his ideas for reforming ethics in government. A concern shared by constituents.More >>
    "We have the worst campaign finance and ethics laws in the whole country." The Vernon County Democrats host Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander. Where he shared his ideas for reforming ethics in government. A concern shared by constituents.More >>
  • Joplin's Master Developer Closes Local Office

    Joplin's Master Developer Closes Local Office

    Saturday, January 24 2015 9:21 PM EST2015-01-25 02:21:24 GMT
    “Your call has been forwarded to an automated voice messaging system" Efforts to reach Joplin's Master Developer fail. That was a call to Wallace Bajjali CEO Co-founder David Wallace's cell phone. The company moved out of its Joplin offices in the Gryphon building at least a week ago and another business is now renovating the space. Wallace Bajjali hasn't picked up our phone calls and disconnected phone lines at the company's Sugarland, Texas headquarters. Councilman Ryan Stanley gave us...More >>
    “Your call has been forwarded to an automated voice messaging system" Efforts to reach Joplin's Master Developer fail. That was a call to Wallace Bajjali CEO Co-founder David Wallace's cell phone. The company moved out of its Joplin offices in the Gryphon building at least a week ago and another business is now renovating the space. Wallace Bajjali hasn't picked up our phone calls and disconnected phone lines at the company's Sugarland, Texas headquarters. Councilman Ryan Stanley gave us...More >>
  • Landfill Project Likely Dead

    Landfill Project Likely Dead

    Saturday, January 24 2015 9:17 PM EST2015-01-25 02:17:03 GMT
    The Cherokee County Commission gets final say on the proposed Galena landfill.The controversial plan would see the city place a landfill on annexed land. More >>
    The Cherokee County Commission gets final say on the proposed Galena landfill.The controversial plan would see the city place a landfill on annexed land. More >>
  • Construction Competition for Kids

    Construction Competition for Kids

    Saturday, January 24 2015 9:10 PM EST2015-01-25 02:10:50 GMT
    While Pitt State students enjoy their weekend, elementary school students compete in the university's Kansas Technology Center. The annual Block Kids Contest equips first through sixth-grade students with a bag of legos, a pebble, yarn, and a square of aluminum foil. More >>
    While Pitt State students enjoy their weekend, elementary school students compete in the university's Kansas Technology Center. The annual Block Kids Contest equips first through sixth-grade students with a bag of legos, a pebble, yarn, and a square of aluminum foil. More >>
  • Hunting & Fishing Show Comes to Pittsburg

    Hunting & Fishing Show Comes to Pittsburg

    Saturday, January 24 2015 9:05 PM EST2015-01-25 02:05:54 GMT
    Outdoor enthusiasts take over Meadowbrook Mall for the weekend. The 9th annual Albers Marine Fishing and Hunting Show runs today and Sunday. Vendors from Pittsburg to Alaska are setting up shop. More >>
    Outdoor enthusiasts take over Meadowbrook Mall for the weekend. The 9th annual Albers Marine Fishing and Hunting Show runs today and Sunday. Vendors from Pittsburg to Alaska are setting up shop. More >>
  • SEK Humane Society Chili Dinner & County Store Fundraiser - March 22nd

    SEK Humane Society Chili Dinner & County Store Fundraiser - March 22nd

    Monday, January 26 2015 2:11 PM EST2015-01-26 19:11:40 GMT
    In light of renovations at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium, the annual Superbowl Sunday chili dinner fundraiser has been postponed to Sunday March 22nd. The Southeast Kansas Humane Society will host its 39th annual chili dinner from 11am-2pm in the lower level of the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium.In order to better serve our supporters and raise funds for the animals, some procedural changes have been made. Tickets will not be mailed out to members, but will be available for purchase at The Dog...More >>
    In light of renovations at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium, the annual Superbowl Sunday chili dinner fundraiser has been postponed to Sunday March 22nd. The Southeast Kansas Humane Society will host its 39th annual chili dinner from 11am-2pm in the lower level of the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium.In order to better serve our supporters and raise funds for the animals, some procedural changes have been made. Tickets will not be mailed out to members, but will be available for purchase at The Dog...More >>
  • Wrestling Coach Investigation Completed

    Wrestling Coach Investigation Completed

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 4:19 PM EST2015-01-28 21:19:55 GMT
     The Pittsburg School District has completed an investigation into an alleged student assault by a coach. The student's family claimed he was injured by a coach during wrestling practice earlier this month.
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     The Pittsburg School District has completed an investigation into an alleged student assault by a coach. The student's family claimed he was injured by a coach during wrestling practice earlier this month.

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