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  • Changes could be coming for those who operate food trucks in Joplin area

    Changes could be coming for those who operate food trucks in Joplin area

    Thursday, October 23 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-10-24 01:40:03 GMT
    Some changes could be coming for those who operate food trucks in the Joplin area.More >>
    Some changes could be coming for those who operate food trucks in the Joplin area.More >>
  • An investigation continues in McDonald county following a home invasion that left one man dead.

    An investigation continues in McDonald county following a home invasion that left one man dead.

    Thursday, October 23 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-10-23 23:00:56 GMT
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    An investigation continues in McDonald county following a home invasion that left one man dead.Several dogs bark where crime scene tape remains.. The mobile home in rural jane missouri was the site of an invasion. Three people broke in tied up a woman and younger man and then shot a 35 year old man several times.. . A friend of the family says the woman who lived here is in here 60's or 70's and it was her son who was killed.Sheriffs officials say looking for three suspects but two were mask...More >>
    An investigation continues in McDonald county following a home invasion that left one man dead.Several dogs bark where crime scene tape remains.. The mobile home in rural jane missouri was the site of an invasion. Three people broke in tied up a woman and younger man and then shot a 35 year old man several times.. . A friend of the family says the woman who lived here is in here 60's or 70's and it was her son who was killed.Sheriffs officials say looking for three suspects but two were mask...More >>
  • Mountain Lion Confirmed in SEK

    Mountain Lion Confirmed in SEK

    Thursday, October 23 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-10-23 20:14:54 GMT
    PRATT – A deer hunter from Labette County got a surprise recently when he checked his trail camera he had set up for deer. He found a single image of a mountain lion walking away, down the trail, the characteristic long tail prominently displayed. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff visited the site last week and verified the photo's authenticity. This is the tenth mountain lion verified by KDWPT since 2007, but th...More >>
    PRATT – A deer hunter from Labette County got a surprise recently when he checked his trail camera he had set up for deer. He found a single image of a mountain lion walking away, down the trail, the characteristic long tail prominently displayed. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff visited the site last week and verified the photo's authenticity. This is the tenth mountain lion verified by KDWPT since 2007, but th...More >>
  • City accepts trees from the DOC Restorative Justice Program

    City accepts trees from the DOC Restorative Justice Program

    Thursday, October 23 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-10-23 17:18:40 GMT
    Mayor Mike Seibert joined Parks and Recreation officials at Cunningham Park to greet the Missouri Department of Corrections in accepting a tree donation to help with the Joplin recovery effort.Warden Ryan Crews of Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph made the presentation of the donation of 155 healthy trees.“We are truly appreciative for this donation,” said Mayor Seibert. “Having lost nearly 18,000 trees in the disaster, our community appeared bare through the...More >>
    Mayor Mike Seibert joined Parks and Recreation officials at Cunningham Park to greet the Missouri Department of Corrections in accepting a tree donation to help with the Joplin recovery effort.Warden Ryan Crews of Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph made the presentation of the donation of 155 healthy trees.“We are truly appreciative for this donation,” said Mayor Seibert. “Having lost nearly 18,000 trees in the disaster, our community appeared bare through the...More >>
  • McDonald County Sheriff investigating shooting and home invasion

    McDonald County Sheriff investigating shooting and home invasion

    Thursday, October 23 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-10-23 13:22:42 GMT
    The McDonald County Sheriff's office is investigating a shooting death and home invasion on the 200 block of Donnely Lane in rural Jane, MO.More >>
    The McDonald County Sheriff's office is investigating a shooting death and home invasion on the 200 block of Donnely Lane in rural Jane, MO.
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  • Four-state royals fans admit to World Series superstitions

    Four-state royals fans admit to World Series superstitions

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-10-23 02:55:47 GMT
    It's go-time for Kansas City Royals fans and for many, winning the World Series is all in the details. "You get your superstitions," said Chris Kelly, "You get your pre-game routine." For Kelly, this involves a lucky hat. More >>
    It's go-time for Kansas City Royals fans and for many, winning the World Series is all in the details. "You get your superstitions," said Chris Kelly, "You get your pre-game routine." For Kelly, this involves a lucky hat. More >>
  • Joplin Schools Adopt MSBA Policy to use Religious Texts in Elective classes

    Joplin Schools Adopt MSBA Policy to use Religious Texts in Elective classes

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-10-22 23:03:19 GMT
    The Joplin school board has adopted a policy recommended by the state school board association urging scrutiny when using religious texts in the classroom. Joplin high constitution team students debate religion's role in shaping our nation's founding document. But the policy clarifies that when classes such as literature and history incorporate works of world religions -- those sources should be checked. The principal says it's important that schools don't teach religion, but about re...More >>
    The Joplin school board has adopted a policy recommended by the state school board association urging scrutiny when using religious texts in the classroom. Joplin high constitution team students debate religion's role in shaping our nation's founding document. But the policy clarifies that when classes such as literature and history incorporate works of world religions -- those sources should be checked. The principal says it's important that schools don't teach religion, but about re...More >>
  • G.A.R Cemetary to host British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony

    G.A.R Cemetary to host British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-10-22 20:38:24 GMT
    (Miami, OK) - The public is invited to attend the City of Miami Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Cemetery's Fifth Annual British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. A reception at the Coleman Theatre Ballroom will follow immediately after the ceremony.This event is held to honor the 15 Royal Air Force pilots that were killed in training accidents while attending Spartan School of Aeronautics Miami B.F.T.S. #3 during the early 1940's. These pilots are interred ...More >>
    (Miami, OK) - The public is invited to attend the City of Miami Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Cemetery's Fifth Annual British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. A reception at the Coleman Theatre Ballroom will follow immediately after the ceremony.This event is held to honor the 15 Royal Air Force pilots that were killed in training accidents while attending Spartan School of Aeronautics Miami B.F.T.S. #3 during the early 1940's. These pilots are interred ...More >>
  • PSU hosts first of two career fairs for students

    PSU hosts first of two career fairs for students

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-10-22 19:51:48 GMT
    An improving economy and tight space on campus have combined to move Pittsburg State University's Office of Career Services to offer two separate career fairs this fall. The first will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. The second is scheduled for Nov. 6 in the same location.Mindy Cloninger, director of the Office of Career Services, said she expects about 100 companies and organizations to participate in ...More >>
    An improving economy and tight space on campus have combined to move Pittsburg State University's Office of Career Services to offer two separate career fairs this fall. The first will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. The second is scheduled for Nov. 6 in the same location.Mindy Cloninger, director of the Office of Career Services, said she expects about 100 companies and organizations to participate in ...More >>
  • Residents in Oronogo say increased animal population is causing damage to homes

    Residents in Oronogo say increased animal population is causing damage to homes

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-10-21 23:03:43 GMT
    Residents near the Oronogo Circle mining pit, say clean up efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency are displacing animals out of their natural habitats and into their homes to do damage.More >>
    Residents near the Oronogo Circle mining pit, say clean up efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency are displacing animals out of their natural habitats and into their homes to do damage.More >>
  • Public invited to Welcoming Receptions for City Manager candidates

    Public invited to Welcoming Receptions for City Manager candidates

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-10-21 22:51:30 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert and members of the City Council are pleased to announce that four candidates have been selected as finalists for the position of City Manager and have been invited for an interview with the City Council. Candidates include Sam Anselm of Joplin, Mo., Dean Kruithof from Bentonville, Ark., Stephen Rasmussen from Jefferson City, Mo., and Randy Wetmore of Marshalltown, Iowa. A brief biography of each candidate is included with this release. More than 40 appli...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert and members of the City Council are pleased to announce that four candidates have been selected as finalists for the position of City Manager and have been invited for an interview with the City Council. Candidates include Sam Anselm of Joplin, Mo., Dean Kruithof from Bentonville, Ark., Stephen Rasmussen from Jefferson City, Mo., and Randy Wetmore of Marshalltown, Iowa. A brief biography of each candidate is included with this release. More than 40 appli...More >>
  • Department of Corrections set to donate new trees to Joplin

    Department of Corrections set to donate new trees to Joplin

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-10-21 20:14:08 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Corrections announced today that it will donate 155 healthy trees to help with the Joplin recovery effort. The city lost more than 15,000 trees in the EF-5 tornado that swept through the city in May 2011. In an effort to help with the recovery, volunteer offenders in the Restorative Justice Program at the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph, Mo., began tending to a variety of trees in 2011 that were donated by th...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Corrections announced today that it will donate 155 healthy trees to help with the Joplin recovery effort. The city lost more than 15,000 trees in the EF-5 tornado that swept through the city in May 2011. In an effort to help with the recovery, volunteer offenders in the Restorative Justice Program at the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph, Mo., began tending to a variety of trees in 2011 that were donated by th...More >>
  • Jayawardhana elected to national office

    Jayawardhana elected to national office

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-10-21 17:50:51 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Ananda Jayawardhana, a professor in Pittsburg State University's Department of Mathematics, was recently elected vice president of Mu Sigma Rho, the national statistics honorary society. His three-year term began on July 1.Jayawardhana was instrumental in the establishment in 2012 of the Kansas-Western Missouri chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA), which includes Pittsburg State University, Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, the University of K...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Ananda Jayawardhana, a professor in Pittsburg State University's Department of Mathematics, was recently elected vice president of Mu Sigma Rho, the national statistics honorary society. His three-year term began on July 1.Jayawardhana was instrumental in the establishment in 2012 of the Kansas-Western Missouri chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA), which includes Pittsburg State University, Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, the University of K...More >>
  • McCune council member to speak at USD 247 Board of Education Special Meeting

    McCune council member to speak at USD 247 Board of Education Special Meeting

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-10-21 17:35:50 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - A Special Meeting has been called for this Thursday for the USD 247 Southeast Board of Education. A council member from the City of McCune has requested to speak with school board members regarding a possible lease agreement for the school campus there.The USD 247 Board of Education has offered to lease the campus to the City of McCune for $1 per year but a letter submitted to the city provided no other details.McCune City Council member Cherie Schenker is on Thursday's agenda ...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - A Special Meeting has been called for this Thursday for the USD 247 Southeast Board of Education. A council member from the City of McCune has requested to speak with school board members regarding a possible lease agreement for the school campus there.The USD 247 Board of Education has offered to lease the campus to the City of McCune for $1 per year but a letter submitted to the city provided no other details.McCune City Council member Cherie Schenker is on Thursday's agenda ...More >>
  • Hospice Compassus Recognizes Local Chaplain

    Hospice Compassus Recognizes Local Chaplain

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-10-21 17:20:54 GMT
    JOPLIN, Mo. – The Hospice Compassus program serving Joplin, Lamar and the surrounding areas recognizes Danny Mullins during National Pastoral Care Week October 19-25 for providing the highest level of spiritual care and guidance for patients and their families.“We are proud to recognize Danny for his tireless efforts to provide our patients and their families with exceptional spiritual counseling that goes beyond fulfilling medical and emotional needs, by delivering a more meaningful end-of-l...More >>
    JOPLIN, Mo. – The Hospice Compassus program serving Joplin, Lamar and the surrounding areas recognizes Danny Mullins during National Pastoral Care Week October 19-25 for providing the highest level of spiritual care and guidance for patients and their families.“We are proud to recognize Danny for his tireless efforts to provide our patients and their families with exceptional spiritual counseling that goes beyond fulfilling medical and emotional needs, by delivering a more meaningful end-of-l...More >>
  • Allen County animal rescue shelter faces closing due to lack of funding

    Allen County animal rescue shelter faces closing due to lack of funding

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-10-21 02:45:24 GMT
    At the front of the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility, also called ACARF, sits Mac, a a one-year bloodhound mix. He will soon be New Orleans-bound to live with his new family. "We've adopted all over the country," said Robyn Porter. More >>
    At the front of the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility, also called ACARF, sits Mac, a a one-year bloodhound mix. He will soon be New Orleans-bound to live with his new family. "We've adopted all over the country," said Robyn Porter. More >>
  • Joplin City Council to vote on request for more early childhood care funding

    Joplin City Council to vote on request for more early childhood care funding

    Monday, October 20 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-10-20 22:37:53 GMT
    Tonight the Joplin City Council will vote on the filing of a request for more federal funds to go towards the early childhood programs at Joplin Schools. If approved, the district could receive $5 million to fund construction of an entirely new early childhood center.More >>
    Tonight the Joplin City Council will vote on the filing of a request for more federal funds to go towards the early childhood programs at Joplin Schools. If approved, the district could receive $5 million to fund construction of an entirely new early childhood center.More >>
  • Shooting in Jasper County

    Shooting in Jasper County

    Monday, October 20 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-10-20 22:22:12 GMT
    Jasper County (MO) - On October 20, 2014 at 524 S. Club, Joplin, MO, Jasper County Missouri, Montez D Powell committed the crime of Assault in the First Degree and Armed Criminal Action and the facts to support that are as follows:On October 20, 2014, Officers with the Joplin Police Department were called to 524 S. Club Ave. in reference to a shooting. The victim, Quincy Wells, reported being shot by his cousin, the suspect, Montez Powell. Wells stated that he was asleep and woke up to someon...More >>
    Jasper County (MO) - On October 20, 2014 at 524 S. Club, Joplin, MO, Jasper County Missouri, Montez D Powell committed the crime of Assault in the First Degree and Armed Criminal Action and the facts to support that are as follows:On October 20, 2014, Officers with the Joplin Police Department were called to 524 S. Club Ave. in reference to a shooting. The victim, Quincy Wells, reported being shot by his cousin, the suspect, Montez Powell. Wells stated that he was asleep and woke up to someon...More >>
  • Coca-Cola Announced as Official Bottler of the Joplin Blasters

    Coca-Cola Announced as Official Bottler of the Joplin Blasters

    Monday, October 20 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-10-20 20:19:24 GMT
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin Blasters today announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Coca-Cola to become the Official Soft Drink of Joe Becker Stadium.?"What's better than combining America's past time with America's number one brand? Nothing at all! We are proud to announce the partnership with Joplin's newly renovated Joe Becker Stadium and Coca-Cola," said Nicholas Brondel, Area Sales Manager, FSOP for Coca-Cola," Both Joe Becker Stadium and Coca-Cola pride themselves on creating a...More >>
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin Blasters today announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Coca-Cola to become the Official Soft Drink of Joe Becker Stadium.?"What's better than combining America's past time with America's number one brand? Nothing at all! We are proud to announce the partnership with Joplin's newly renovated Joe Becker Stadium and Coca-Cola," said Nicholas Brondel, Area Sales Manager, FSOP for Coca-Cola," Both Joe Becker Stadium and Coca-Cola pride themselves on creating a...More >>
  • Salon 707's Halloween Bash

    Salon 707's Halloween Bash

    Monday, October 20 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-10-20 19:59:59 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Free hot dogs (while they last), games and prizes will be featured at Salon 707's Annual Halloween Bash from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at 707 Brownell, just east of 7th and Florida. Parents are invited to bring their children for a fun and safe Halloween party. For more information, call 417-622-0363.Salon 707 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Salon707?fref=tsMore >>
    Joplin, MO - Free hot dogs (while they last), games and prizes will be featured at Salon 707's Annual Halloween Bash from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at 707 Brownell, just east of 7th and Florida. Parents are invited to bring their children for a fun and safe Halloween party. For more information, call 417-622-0363.Salon 707 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Salon707?fref=tsMore >>
  • Alcohol Compliance Checks in Missouri

    Alcohol Compliance Checks in Missouri

    Monday, October 20 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-10-20 19:45:37 GMT
    Pineville, MO - The McDonald County Sheriff's Office conducted an Alcohol Compliance check of businesses that sell Alcohol. We concentrated in the Southwest City, Tiff City, and Goodman areas for this check. We complied with The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and their checklist and used 18-19 year old kids. The kids had a youthful appearance and had to provide their own ID's if asked. All of their ID's were Missouri and said that they were "Under 21 until (Date/Year)".The kids were ...More >>
    Pineville, MO - The McDonald County Sheriff's Office conducted an Alcohol Compliance check of businesses that sell Alcohol. We concentrated in the Southwest City, Tiff City, and Goodman areas for this check. We complied with The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and their checklist and used 18-19 year old kids. The kids had a youthful appearance and had to provide their own ID's if asked. All of their ID's were Missouri and said that they were "Under 21 until (Date/Year)".The kids were ...More >>
  • H&R Block-Party/Book Drive

    H&R Block-Party/Book Drive

    Monday, October 20 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-10-20 18:15:51 GMT
    What: Block PartyWhere: H R Block in Webb City (1010 N. Madison)When: October 25th, 10AM-2PMFun for the kids! They can dress up for Halloween!HR Block is also collecting gently used children's books for the United Way's Little Blue Book Shelf Organization.More >>
    What: Block PartyWhere: H R Block in Webb City (1010 N. Madison)When: October 25th, 10AM-2PMFun for the kids! They can dress up for Halloween!HR Block is also collecting gently used children's books for the United Way's Little Blue Book Shelf Organization.More >>
  • Upcoming weekend programs (10/25-10/26) at George Washington Carver NM

    Upcoming weekend programs (10/25-10/26) at George Washington Carver NM

    Monday, October 20 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-10-20 16:46:23 GMT
    Carver Laboratory Demonstrations October 25th and October 26th, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.George Washington Carver National Monument is pleased to offer our Carver Laboratory Demonstrations program for young scientists this weekend at the park. Learn about some of the products George Washington Carver developed in his laboratory, and discover how Carver used some often overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture. Different demonstrations will be presented between 11:00 a.m. ...More >>
    Carver Laboratory Demonstrations October 25th and October 26th, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.George Washington Carver National Monument is pleased to offer our Carver Laboratory Demonstrations program for young scientists this weekend at the park. Learn about some of the products George Washington Carver developed in his laboratory, and discover how Carver used some often overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture. Different demonstrations will be presented between 11:00 a.m. ...More >>
  • Seneca community helps single mother of five

    Seneca community helps single mother of five

    Monday, October 20 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-10-20 04:04:18 GMT
    In Seneca, Missouri, a mother and her five children watched as volunteers tore down their home after an apparent electrical fired caused severe damage to it earlier this week. More >>
    In Seneca, Missouri, a mother and her five children watched as volunteers tore down their home after an apparent electrical fired caused severe damage to it earlier this week. More >>
  • Joplin Police authorities stop more than 1,000 cars during checkpoint

    Joplin Police authorities stop more than 1,000 cars during checkpoint

    Sunday, October 19 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-10-20 03:57:36 GMT
    It took place at the corner of 7th Street and Illinois Street. Mothers Against Drunk driving, graduates of Joplin's Citizens Academy program, and criminal justice students from Missouri Southern assisted the Joplin Police Department. Police handed out 27 tickets, 47 warnings, and 18 warrants.More >>
    It took place at the corner of 7th Street and Illinois Street. Mothers Against Drunk driving, graduates of Joplin's Citizens Academy program, and criminal justice students from Missouri Southern assisted the Joplin Police Department. Police handed out 27 tickets, 47 warnings, and 18 warrants.More >>
  • High School Football Scores (10-17)

    High School Football Scores (10-17)

    Saturday, October 18 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-10-18 04:16:38 GMT
    High School Football Scores from October 17, 2014More >>
    High School Football Scores from October 17, 2014More >>
  • November ballot question in Kansas aims to legalize raffles

    November ballot question in Kansas aims to legalize raffles

    Friday, October 17 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-10-18 00:37:04 GMT
    A measure on the November ballot in Kansas aims to legalize raffles for non-profits in the state.More >>
    A measure on the November ballot in Kansas aims to legalize raffles for non-profits in the state.More >>
  • Joplin welcomes new postmaster

    Joplin welcomes new postmaster

    Friday, October 17 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-10-18 00:33:16 GMT
    Danny Bishop has been sworn in as the new Joplin postmaster.More >>
    Danny Bishop has been sworn in as the new Joplin postmaster.More >>
  • MSSU Board hears updates on proposed sexual assault legislation, smoke-free campus

    MSSU Board hears updates on proposed sexual assault legislation, smoke-free campus

    Friday, October 17 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-10-17 21:12:12 GMT
    Joplin, MO (SNS) - During a meeting held Friday, Oct. 17, the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors heard updates on proposed legislation dealing with sexual assault on college and university campuses as well as a student-supported effort to create a smoke-free campus.Darren Fullerton, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, updated the board on proposed legislation aimed at combating sexual violence.On Oct. 8, Missouri Southern was one of nearly 50 colleg...More >>
    Joplin, MO (SNS) - During a meeting held Friday, Oct. 17, the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors heard updates on proposed legislation dealing with sexual assault on college and university campuses as well as a student-supported effort to create a smoke-free campus.Darren Fullerton, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, updated the board on proposed legislation aimed at combating sexual violence.On Oct. 8, Missouri Southern was one of nearly 50 colleg...More >>
  • Newton County Mural Dedication

    Newton County Mural Dedication

    Friday, October 17 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-10-17 20:51:59 GMT
    (Neosho, MO): The Newton County Tourism Council unveiled the newest addition to the Murals of Newton County at the Neosho Fish Hatchery. The mural, entitled Fish Train:Pathway to the Future, is the creation of award-winning Neosho artist Jeff Jones who recently won 1st Place in the Thomas Hart Benton Art Competition.The mural, which measures 6 feet by 8 feet, was commissioned by the Newton County Tourism Council and will be presented to the citizens of Newton County as a gift from the Newton ...More >>
    (Neosho, MO): The Newton County Tourism Council unveiled the newest addition to the Murals of Newton County at the Neosho Fish Hatchery. The mural, entitled Fish Train:Pathway to the Future, is the creation of award-winning Neosho artist Jeff Jones who recently won 1st Place in the Thomas Hart Benton Art Competition.The mural, which measures 6 feet by 8 feet, was commissioned by the Newton County Tourism Council and will be presented to the citizens of Newton County as a gift from the Newton ...More >>
  • Downtown Joplin Alliance seeks alternative sources of funding for Third Thursday events next year

    Downtown Joplin Alliance seeks alternative sources of funding for Third Thursday events next year

    Thursday, October 16 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-10-17 00:21:56 GMT
    Tonight marks the final Third Thursday of the season in downtown Joplin. Organizers say they are seeking alternative sources of funding to keep the event growing next year.More >>
    Tonight marks the final Third Thursday of the season in downtown Joplin. Organizers say they are seeking alternative sources of funding to keep the event growing next year.More >>
  • CCAG Files Grand Jury Petition

    CCAG Files Grand Jury Petition

    Thursday, October 16 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-10-16 23:28:11 GMT
    Riverton KS, October 15, 2014: The Cherokee County Action Group (CCAG) filed a Grand Jury Petition today at the County Courthouse in Columbus, KS. The petition asks the State of Kansas to investigate potential Official Misconduct, as cited in Kansas Statute KSA 21-3092(a)(3)*, by the elected officials of The City of Galena.This petition is the second attempt by CCAG to call for an official investigation into the government, business and personal relationships of Mayor Oglesby and members of t...More >>
    Riverton KS, October 15, 2014: The Cherokee County Action Group (CCAG) filed a Grand Jury Petition today at the County Courthouse in Columbus, KS. The petition asks the State of Kansas to investigate potential Official Misconduct, as cited in Kansas Statute KSA 21-3092(a)(3)*, by the elected officials of The City of Galena.This petition is the second attempt by CCAG to call for an official investigation into the government, business and personal relationships of Mayor Oglesby and members of t...More >>
  • Garrison Charged with 1st Degree Child Abuse

    Garrison Charged with 1st Degree Child Abuse

    Thursday, October 16 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-10-16 20:35:37 GMT
    Joplin, MO - On October 15, 2014 at approximately 10:05 PM, the Joplin Police Department received a call for a two-month-old child that had been brought into Freeman West Emergency Room. The infant had sustained serious physical injuries consistent with physical abuse. The mother of the child along with the boyfriend transported the child to Freeman West. The victim was later transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO and is currently listed in stable condition. It was later ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - On October 15, 2014 at approximately 10:05 PM, the Joplin Police Department received a call for a two-month-old child that had been brought into Freeman West Emergency Room. The infant had sustained serious physical injuries consistent with physical abuse. The mother of the child along with the boyfriend transported the child to Freeman West. The victim was later transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO and is currently listed in stable condition. It was later ...More >>
  • Pittsburg Farmers Market - October 18, 2014 KIDS' DAY

    Pittsburg Farmers Market - October 18, 2014 KIDS' DAY

    Thursday, October 16 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-10-16 16:22:11 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Farmers' Market welcomes you to our NEW pavilion-style building at our NEW address of 11th and Broadway in Pittsburg, Kansas. Our hours will be Saturday mornings 7:30 - 12:00 noon. Vendors who sell out of product may leave the premises early.Kids' Day - On the 3rd Saturday of each month, the Pittsburg Farmers' Market will provide a special activity for kids at the market. These activities will vary from month to month, so make sure to come back each month for som...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Farmers' Market welcomes you to our NEW pavilion-style building at our NEW address of 11th and Broadway in Pittsburg, Kansas. Our hours will be Saturday mornings 7:30 - 12:00 noon. Vendors who sell out of product may leave the premises early.Kids' Day - On the 3rd Saturday of each month, the Pittsburg Farmers' Market will provide a special activity for kids at the market. These activities will vary from month to month, so make sure to come back each month for som...More >>
  • Enactus store earns innovation award

    Enactus store earns innovation award

    Thursday, October 16 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-10-16 16:19:14 GMT
    Krimson Kultuur, the student-run store created by Pittsburg State's Enactus program, recently earned high honors in an innovation awards competition.The Mid-American Business Deans Association (MABDA) announced that Krimson Kultuur earned second place in the Innovation in Business Education Award program, a program aimed at encouraging “innovation in the pursuit of excellence in business education.”“We were very excited to receive this award from MABDA,” said Enactus adviser Suzanne Hurt. “Th...More >>
    Krimson Kultuur, the student-run store created by Pittsburg State's Enactus program, recently earned high honors in an innovation awards competition.The Mid-American Business Deans Association (MABDA) announced that Krimson Kultuur earned second place in the Innovation in Business Education Award program, a program aimed at encouraging “innovation in the pursuit of excellence in business education.”“We were very excited to receive this award from MABDA,” said Enactus adviser Suzanne Hurt. “Th...More >>
  • Parents in East Newton School District want to opt out of new SBAC assessment test

    Parents in East Newton School District want to opt out of new SBAC assessment test

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-10-15 23:34:39 GMT
    The East Newton R-VI School District will be giving students a pilot version of the SBAC, a new assessment test aligned with Common Core standards. Several parents spoke out at last night's school board meeting and say they want their kids to have the option to opt out of the test.More >>
    The East Newton R-VI School District will be giving students a pilot version of the SBAC, a new assessment test aligned with Common Core standards. Several parents spoke out at last night's school board meeting and say they want their kids to have the option to opt out of the test.More >>
  • Former Joplin Attorney Held in Contempt of Court

    Former Joplin Attorney Held in Contempt of Court

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-10-15 21:50:05 GMT
    Newton County Sheriff's Department picked up Daniel Whitworth on a warrant today from a 2006 estate case. According to court documents a judgement of contempt of court was placed on Whitworth in April but was delayed to give him a chance to repay and make it right. Today Whitworth informed the court he has not repaid the estate.He will spend 60 days in Newton County Jail. Whitworth will begin his two year federal prison sentence in January on wire fraud, money laundering and false statement o...More >>
    Newton County Sheriff's Department picked up Daniel Whitworth on a warrant today from a 2006 estate case. According to court documents a judgement of contempt of court was placed on Whitworth in April but was delayed to give him a chance to repay and make it right. Today Whitworth informed the court he has not repaid the estate.He will spend 60 days in Newton County Jail. Whitworth will begin his two year federal prison sentence in January on wire fraud, money laundering and false statement o...More >>
  • Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn, Face 12 Years in Prison

    Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn, Face 12 Years in Prison

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-10-15 21:49:37 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Nevada, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving child pornography after he assumed a false online identity as a woman and persuaded a teenage girl in Georgia to send him pornographic images of herself.Curtis Bowman, 43, of Nevada, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to receiving child pornography over the Internet.Law enforcement officers in...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Nevada, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving child pornography after he assumed a false online identity as a woman and persuaded a teenage girl in Georgia to send him pornographic images of herself.Curtis Bowman, 43, of Nevada, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to receiving child pornography over the Internet.Law enforcement officers in...More >>
  • Joplin Man Sentenced for Disaster Fraud Related to Tornado Benefits

    Joplin Man Sentenced for Disaster Fraud Related to Tornado Benefits

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-10-15 21:47:12 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for fraudulently receiving federal disaster benefits following the tornado that struck the city of Joplin on May 22, 2011, killing 158 people and causing more than $2.9 billion in damage.Dustin Joe Showalter, 36, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 months in federal prison without parole. Th...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for fraudulently receiving federal disaster benefits following the tornado that struck the city of Joplin on May 22, 2011, killing 158 people and causing more than $2.9 billion in damage.Dustin Joe Showalter, 36, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 months in federal prison without parole. Th...More >>
  • No recount in USD 247 Special Election

    No recount in USD 247 Special Election

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-10-15 16:15:03 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - On Wednesday morning the Crawford County Clerk's Office confirmed there will not be a recount following last week's USD 247 Special Election. The election to determine whether or not USD 247 would be able to collect Capital Outlay was close enough that the provisional ballots had to be counted Monday morning. The final results - Yes-723, No-699. Opponents of the resolution then had until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to determine if they wanted to front the money for a recount. That deadli...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - On Wednesday morning the Crawford County Clerk's Office confirmed there will not be a recount following last week's USD 247 Special Election. The election to determine whether or not USD 247 would be able to collect Capital Outlay was close enough that the provisional ballots had to be counted Monday morning. The final results - Yes-723, No-699. Opponents of the resolution then had until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to determine if they wanted to front the money for a recount. That deadli...More >>
  • Joplin tenant voices concern over SWAT damage

    Joplin tenant voices concern over SWAT damage

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-10-15 03:28:29 GMT
    On October 9th, Joplin Police and S.W.A.T. team responded to a home on south McKinley after receiving information that armed and dangerous subject, Joseph Shane Endicott, was there. More >>
    On October 9th, Joplin Police and S.W.A.T. team responded to a home on south McKinley after receiving information that armed and dangerous subject, Joseph Shane Endicott, was there. More >>
  • Amendment 2 on Missouri November ballot focuses on prosecution of child sex crimes

    Amendment 2 on Missouri November ballot focuses on prosecution of child sex crimes

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-10-14 23:26:24 GMT
    Amendment 2 on the November ballot in Missouri aims to constitutionally protect the right to allow prior evidence to be admissible in a courtroom during child sex abuse cases.More >>
    Amendment 2 on the November ballot in Missouri aims to constitutionally protect the right to allow prior evidence to be admissible in a courtroom during child sex abuse cases.More >>
  • 3rd Annual Ghost Float on Grand Lake

    3rd Annual Ghost Float on Grand Lake

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-10-14 21:39:27 GMT
    Where: Grand LakeWhen: October 25th, SaturdayCaptain Crew Party at The Landings at 4:00PMTrick or Treating for the kids at 5:00PMBoat Parade to start at 6:30PMAwards Ceremony after boats return from the cruise. Boats will be on display for pictures admiration.'On Land Costume Contest: 18 Under, 18 OverBoat Contest: 2 categories - 32' Under, 33' OverPrizes for both contests. For more information, contact The Landings (918)-257-4440More >>
    Where: Grand LakeWhen: October 25th, SaturdayCaptain Crew Party at The Landings at 4:00PMTrick or Treating for the kids at 5:00PMBoat Parade to start at 6:30PMAwards Ceremony after boats return from the cruise. Boats will be on display for pictures admiration.'On Land Costume Contest: 18 Under, 18 OverBoat Contest: 2 categories - 32' Under, 33' OverPrizes for both contests. For more information, contact The Landings (918)-257-4440More >>
  • Nevada, MO, Woman Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Over Employees' Payroll Taxes

    Nevada, MO, Woman Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Over Employees' Payroll Taxes

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-10-14 21:23:34 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of a Nevada, Mo., business pleaded guilty in federal court today to failing to pay over more than $357,000 in federal taxes.Dana L. Thompson Cavener, 51, of Nevada, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to failure to pay over employment taxes.Cavener was corporate secretary of Cavener's Library and Office Supplies...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of a Nevada, Mo., business pleaded guilty in federal court today to failing to pay over more than $357,000 in federal taxes.Dana L. Thompson Cavener, 51, of Nevada, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to failure to pay over employment taxes.Cavener was corporate secretary of Cavener's Library and Office Supplies...More >>
  • Charges Dropped against Prier

    Charges Dropped against Prier

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-10-14 20:56:55 GMT
    Joplin, MO - A shooting investigation is underway in Newton County. Officers repsponded to a rural area on the southwest side of the city of Joplin around 5 AM. The victim was in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Cherry Road. Authorities say the victim is a 44-year old male and currently in stable condition at Freeman Hospital with two gun shot wounds. Officials say the victim was under the influence of intoxicants or some type of drug and that the incident was most likely a personal conflict....More >>
    Joplin, MO - A shooting investigation is underway in Newton County. Officers repsponded to a rural area on the southwest side of the city of Joplin around 5 AM. The victim was in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Cherry Road. Authorities say the victim is a 44-year old male and currently in stable condition at Freeman Hospital with two gun shot wounds. Officials say the victim was under the influence of intoxicants or some type of drug and that the incident was most likely a personal conflict....More >>
  • Probable Cause in Vernon County Murders

    Probable Cause in Vernon County Murders

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-10-14 20:26:54 GMT
     Vernon County (MO) - According to probable cause Logan's father found his parents dead. Herman was in recliner with two gun shot wounds -- one to the head -- one to the chest. Rosie was found in the hallway, she was shot twice with small caliber. Logan and his 15 year old brother lived at grandparents house at 30747 E Quantrill Rd El Dorado Springs, Vernon County, MO.More >>
     Vernon County (MO) - According to probable cause Logan's father found his parents dead. Herman was in recliner with two gun shot wounds -- one to the head -- one to the chest. Rosie was found in the hallway, she was shot twice with small caliber. Logan and his 15 year old brother lived at grandparents house at 30747 E Quantrill Rd El Dorado Springs, Vernon County, MO.
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  • BaconFest to raise funds for KXMS

    BaconFest to raise funds for KXMS

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-10-14 19:41:32 GMT
    Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Friends of KXMS will stage BaconFest – its annual fundraiser for the Missouri Southern radio station – at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, 320 E. Fourth St.KMXS BaconFest will feature delicious offerings from Granny Shaffer's, Hackett Hot Wings, MM Bistro, Red Onion Café and Twin Hills Country Club. Samples of Lester's Fixins Bacon Soda will also be available.Cost is $10 per person and $5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available ...More >>
    Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Friends of KXMS will stage BaconFest – its annual fundraiser for the Missouri Southern radio station – at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, 320 E. Fourth St.KMXS BaconFest will feature delicious offerings from Granny Shaffer's, Hackett Hot Wings, MM Bistro, Red Onion Café and Twin Hills Country Club. Samples of Lester's Fixins Bacon Soda will also be available.Cost is $10 per person and $5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available ...More >>
  • Liberal Man Sentenced For Child Porn

    Liberal Man Sentenced For Child Porn

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-10-14 19:01:37 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Liberal, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving child pornography over the Internet.Matthew W. Splitter, 25, of Liberal, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to seven years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Splitter to pay $2,000 in restitution to one of the victims portrayed in the child pornography images.On March 11...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Liberal, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving child pornography over the Internet.Matthew W. Splitter, 25, of Liberal, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to seven years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Splitter to pay $2,000 in restitution to one of the victims portrayed in the child pornography images.On March 11...More >>
  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Finalists Named

    March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Finalists Named

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-10-14 18:25:54 GMT
    Joplin, Mo: Approximately 1,200 guests are expected to attend the 2014 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. This year the presenting sponsor is the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing at Maryville University. Mercy Joplin and Carthage have a total of 20 nurses advancing as finalists. The event is October 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance St.Louis Grand Hotel.The March of Dimes will present awards to 20 nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer se...More >>
    Joplin, Mo: Approximately 1,200 guests are expected to attend the 2014 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. This year the presenting sponsor is the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing at Maryville University. Mercy Joplin and Carthage have a total of 20 nurses advancing as finalists. The event is October 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance St.Louis Grand Hotel.The March of Dimes will present awards to 20 nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer se...More >>
  • Probable Cause information for Madden released (Part 2 of 2)

    Probable Cause information for Madden released (Part 2 of 2)

    Monday, October 13 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-10-14 03:57:55 GMT
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    Update:A probable cause affidavit in the case against Larry Madden was released today. According to court documents. He met the girl at a local batting cage while he was a hitting coach. The two then had sex on several occasions, and the teen became pregnant with his child. He's scheduled for trial next year.Attached is pages 5-9 of that Probable Cause.More >>
    Update:A probable cause affidavit in the case against Larry Madden was released today. According to court documents. He met the girl at a local batting cage while he was a hitting coach. The two then had sex on several occasions, and the teen became pregnant with his child. He's scheduled for trial next year.Attached is pages 5-9 of that Probable Cause.More >>
  • Probable Cause information for Madden released (Part 1 of 2)

    Probable Cause information for Madden released (Part 1 of 2)

    Monday, October 13 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-10-14 03:47:41 GMT
    Update: A probable cause affidavit in the case against Larry Madden was released today. According to court documents. He met the girl at a local batting cage while he was a hitting coach. The two then had sex on several occasions, and the teen became pregnant with his child. He's scheduled for trial next year.More >>
    Update: A probable cause affidavit in the case against Larry Madden was released today. According to court documents. He met the girl at a local batting cage while he was a hitting coach. The two then had sex on several occasions, and the teen became pregnant with his child. He's scheduled for trial next year.More >>
  • Residents react to double homicide in Vernon County

    Residents react to double homicide in Vernon County

    Monday, October 13 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-10-14 00:02:48 GMT
    A double homicide in Vernon County leaves a community in grieving. Residents say the tragedy has taken a toll on the small town of El Dorado Springs, MO. 17-year-old Logan Ellison is charged with the murders of his grandparents, 76-year-old Herman Ellison and 67-year-old Rosie Ellison. Both victims were found dead inside their home on Friday evening, with gunshot wounds.More >>
    A double homicide in Vernon County leaves a community in grieving. Residents say the tragedy has taken a toll on the small town of El Dorado Springs, MO. 17-year-old Logan Ellison is charged with the murders of his grandparents, 76-year-old Herman Ellison and 67-year-old Rosie Ellison. Both victims were found dead inside their home on Friday evening, with gunshot wounds.More >>
  • USD 247 Capital Outlay passes

    USD 247 Capital Outlay passes

    Monday, October 13 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-10-13 19:36:01 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - Nearly a week after a Special Election, the USD 247 Board of Education has learned the final results. With 723 Yes votes and 699 No votes, the voters have granted the school district the authority to collect up to 8 mils for Capital Outlay. Possible capital expenses include the district's required share of a tornado safe room grant at the Southeast Elementary School, handicap accessibility compliance improvements, payment towards the 2008 energy efficiency and remodeling loan, ...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - Nearly a week after a Special Election, the USD 247 Board of Education has learned the final results. With 723 Yes votes and 699 No votes, the voters have granted the school district the authority to collect up to 8 mils for Capital Outlay. Possible capital expenses include the district's required share of a tornado safe room grant at the Southeast Elementary School, handicap accessibility compliance improvements, payment towards the 2008 energy efficiency and remodeling loan, ...More >>
  • Ozark Center expands access with opening of behavioral health clinic in Carl Junction

    Ozark Center expands access with opening of behavioral health clinic in Carl Junction

    Monday, October 13 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-10-13 19:29:47 GMT
    What: Ozarks Center increases access to behavioral healthcare services with opening of a clinic in Carl JunctionWhen: 10:00 am Tuesday, October 14Where:Carl Junction Ozark Center Clinic106 S. Main St.Carl Junction, Mo.Carl Junction residents have greater access to quality behavioral health services with the opening of an Ozark Center clinic at 106 S. Main St., Carl Junction. The center provides outpatient treatment for individuals who have experienced trauma, suffer from mental health symptom...More >>
    What: Ozarks Center increases access to behavioral healthcare services with opening of a clinic in Carl JunctionWhen: 10:00 am Tuesday, October 14Where:Carl Junction Ozark Center Clinic106 S. Main St.Carl Junction, Mo.Carl Junction residents have greater access to quality behavioral health services with the opening of an Ozark Center clinic at 106 S. Main St., Carl Junction. The center provides outpatient treatment for individuals who have experienced trauma, suffer from mental health symptom...More >>
  • McDonald’s USA invites nationwide questions about its food, responds with launch of “Our Food. Your Questions.”

    McDonald’s USA invites nationwide questions about its food, responds with launch of “Our Food. Your Questions.”

    Monday, October 13 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-10-13 18:46:17 GMT
    JOPLIN, MO – Oct. 13, 2014 – “What is in my hamburger?” “What part of the chicken is a Chicken McNugget™?” “Why are the fries so good?”McDonald's USA will answer these questions and more from customers, fans and food skeptics through a multifaceted effort called “Our Food. Your Questions.” Starting today, the company invites people to submit their food questions via social media. McDonald's will respond with behind-the-scenes webisodes and other social content that provides facts on ingredien...More >>
    JOPLIN, MO – Oct. 13, 2014 – “What is in my hamburger?” “What part of the chicken is a Chicken McNugget™?” “Why are the fries so good?”McDonald's USA will answer these questions and more from customers, fans and food skeptics through a multifaceted effort called “Our Food. Your Questions.” Starting today, the company invites people to submit their food questions via social media. McDonald's will respond with behind-the-scenes webisodes and other social content that provides facts on ingredien...More >>
  • Crowder Debate Earns Top Honors

    Crowder Debate Earns Top Honors

    Monday, October 13 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-10-13 18:37:42 GMT
    Pictured (L-R) front row: Elizabeth Sanders (Neosho), Shelby Musgrave (Seneca), Kayla Williams (Neosho), Hope Gutierrez (Neosho), Taylor Powell (Sarcoxie)   Back row (L-R): Jason Edgar, Instructor, Ginelle Esry (El Dorado), Tom Younker (Monett), Drew YounPictured (L-R) front row: Elizabeth Sanders (Neosho), Shelby Musgrave (Seneca), Kayla Williams (Neosho), Hope Gutierrez (Neosho), Taylor Powell (Sarcoxie) Back row (L-R): Jason Edgar, Instructor, Ginelle Esry (El Dorado), Tom Younker (Monett), Drew Youn
    Neosho, MO –The Crowder Debate team placed 1st in Debate Sweepstakes, 3rd Place in Overall Sweepstakes, and was also named Top Community College at the Bob R. Derryberry Memorial Season Opener last weekend in Bolivar, Missouri. Crowder College competed against eleven universities, which included: University of Central Missouri, Drury University, and Northwest Missouri State University.Individual awards went to:Gabby Francisco (Neosho) and Olga Martinez (Neosho) - 1st Place Novice Forum with a...More >>
    Neosho, MO –The Crowder Debate team placed 1st in Debate Sweepstakes, 3rd Place in Overall Sweepstakes, and was also named Top Community College at the Bob R. Derryberry Memorial Season Opener last weekend in Bolivar, Missouri. Crowder College competed against eleven universities, which included: University of Central Missouri, Drury University, and Northwest Missouri State University.Individual awards went to:Gabby Francisco (Neosho) and Olga Martinez (Neosho) - 1st Place Novice Forum with a...More >>
  • St Ann's Chili Dinner

    St Ann's Chili Dinner

    Monday, October 13 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-10-13 17:08:53 GMT
    Carthage, MO -St. Ann's Catholic Parish annual Chili DinnerThursday, November 13th at 1156 Grand Ave.Serving Times are 11AM to 1:30PM 5PM to 7PMCost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for childrenCarry Out orders and Bulk Chili and Soup availableGreat to freezeCall (417)-358-4902 or (417)-358-1841stannschurch@sbcglobal.netwww.stannscarthage.orgMore >>
    Carthage, MO -St. Ann's Catholic Parish annual Chili DinnerThursday, November 13th at 1156 Grand Ave.Serving Times are 11AM to 1:30PM 5PM to 7PMCost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for childrenCarry Out orders and Bulk Chili and Soup availableGreat to freezeCall (417)-358-4902 or (417)-358-1841stannschurch@sbcglobal.netwww.stannscarthage.orgMore >>
  • Forks & Corks - A Taste of Fort Scott

    Forks & Corks - A Taste of Fort Scott

    Monday, October 13 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-10-13 16:53:33 GMT
    FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 11th Annual “Forks Corks – A Taste of Fort Scott” on Saturday, November 1st from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, at Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main Street.Prepare to raise your fork, pop a cork and savor samples at Fort Scott's premiere food and beverage celebration showcasing area restaurants and caterers. Buy your tickets in advance for just $20 at the Chamber and Tourism Center or over the phone at 620.223.3566. Tickets will also be availab...More >>
    FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 11th Annual “Forks Corks – A Taste of Fort Scott” on Saturday, November 1st from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, at Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main Street.Prepare to raise your fork, pop a cork and savor samples at Fort Scott's premiere food and beverage celebration showcasing area restaurants and caterers. Buy your tickets in advance for just $20 at the Chamber and Tourism Center or over the phone at 620.223.3566. Tickets will also be availab...More >>
  • Registration for Joplin Christmas parade is now open

    Registration for Joplin Christmas parade is now open

    Monday, October 13 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-10-13 16:49:33 GMT
    Joplin, Mo. - “A Storybook Christmas” is the theme of the 44th annual Joplin Christmas Parade set for 6 pm Tuesday, December 2, in downtown Joplin, according to Freeman Health System Vice President of Hospitality and Services Shawn McGrew.
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    Joplin, Mo. - “A Storybook Christmas” is the theme of the 44th annual Joplin Christmas Parade set for 6 pm Tuesday, December 2, in downtown Joplin, according to Freeman Health System Vice President of Hospitality and Services Shawn McGrew.

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  • Holiday Festival presented by Fair Acres Family YMCA

    Holiday Festival presented by Fair Acres Family YMCA

    Monday, October 13 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-10-13 16:46:48 GMT
    Carthage, MO -What: Holiday FestivalWhere: Fair Acres Family YMCA (2600 S. Grand Ave, Carthage, MO)When: Saturday, November 8th, 6PMLive and Silent AuctionsFood VendorsTickets are $10 eachFor any more questions call (417)-358-9995 head over to www.fairacresymca.orgMore >>
    Carthage, MO -What: Holiday FestivalWhere: Fair Acres Family YMCA (2600 S. Grand Ave, Carthage, MO)When: Saturday, November 8th, 6PMLive and Silent AuctionsFood VendorsTickets are $10 eachFor any more questions call (417)-358-9995 head over to www.fairacresymca.orgMore >>
  • Official Charges in Thomas Murder Made

    Official Charges in Thomas Murder Made

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-10-15 16:09:51 GMT
    Corbin Joseph Spragg: charged with first degree murder, aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery;
    Bryan Levi Bridges: charged with first degree murder, aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery; 



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    Corbin Joseph Spragg: charged with first degree murder, aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery;
    Bryan Levi Bridges: charged with first degree murder, aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery; 




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  • Dexter's Haunted Funeral House

    Dexter's Haunted Funeral House

    Monday, October 13 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-10-13 16:10:11 GMT
    Where: 323 SO,. Kansas - Columbus, KSWhen: Doors open Every Friday Saturday at 7PM til MidnightConcessions served by Columbus Mini CheerMore >>
    Where: 323 SO,. Kansas - Columbus, KSWhen: Doors open Every Friday Saturday at 7PM til MidnightConcessions served by Columbus Mini CheerMore >>
  • SEK Art Fest auctions off fiberglass footballs

    SEK Art Fest auctions off fiberglass footballs

    Sunday, October 12 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-10-13 00:30:37 GMT
    The SEK Art Fest held its auction for the 24 large-scale art pieces. Designed by regional artists, the footballs were part of SEK Art fest's public art installation to inspire and support art in the area. More >>
    The SEK Art Fest held its auction for the 24 large-scale art pieces. Designed by regional artists, the footballs were part of SEK Art fest's public art installation to inspire and support art in the area. More >>
  • Kids get a view from above with a free airplane ride at Pittsburg Airport

    Kids get a view from above with a free airplane ride at Pittsburg Airport

    Saturday, October 11 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-10-12 02:29:01 GMT
    Area flight instructors and pilots offered kids 8 to 17-years-old the chance to learn about aviation. More >>
    Area flight instructors and pilots offered kids 8 to 17-years-old the chance to learn about aviation. More >>
  • Hot air balloon regatta held in Columbus, KS

    Hot air balloon regatta held in Columbus, KS

    Saturday, October 11 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-10-12 00:51:00 GMT
    17 balloonists from across the Four States take on the overcast skies for a hot air balloon regatta in Columbus, KS.More >>
    17 balloonists from across the Four States take on the overcast skies for a hot air balloon regatta in Columbus, KS.More >>
  • Fatal crash east of Miami kills pedestrian

    Fatal crash east of Miami kills pedestrian

    Saturday, October 11 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-10-12 01:05:33 GMT
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is currently working the scene of a found body located on Highway 10, east of Miami. No other details are currently available.More >>
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is currently working the scene of a found body located on Highway 10, east of Miami. No other details are currently available.More >>
  • New ice cream shop in Galena puts a unique twist on the sweet treat

    New ice cream shop in Galena puts a unique twist on the sweet treat

    Monday, October 13 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-10-13 13:28:25 GMT

    A new ice cream shop in downtown Galena, Kan. adds a mad science twist to a traditional treat.

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    A new ice cream shop in downtown Galena, Kan. adds a mad science twist to a traditional treat.

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  • New pre-game tradition established at Pittsburg State University

    New pre-game tradition established at Pittsburg State University

    Saturday, October 11 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-10-11 21:45:50 GMT
    The Pittsburg State University football team now has a new pre-game tradition. As part of homecoming festivities, university officials held a formal unveiling of the new Champions Plaza outside the football stadium.More >>
    The Pittsburg State University football team now has a new pre-game tradition. As part of homecoming festivities, university officials held a formal unveiling of the new Champions Plaza outside the football stadium.More >>
  • Route 66 Mother Road Bike Tour draws out nearly 100 cyclists

    Route 66 Mother Road Bike Tour draws out nearly 100 cyclists

    Saturday, October 11 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-10-11 16:05:30 GMT
    Nearly 100 bicyclists battled the rainy weather this morning to tour the Mother Road. Beginning in Carthage, MO, participants in the Route 66 Mother Road Bike Tour chose between five different routes, ranging from 15 to 100 miles.More >>
    Nearly 100 bicyclists battled the rainy weather this morning to tour the Mother Road. Beginning in Carthage, MO, participants in the Route 66 Mother Road Bike Tour chose between five different routes, ranging from 15 to 100 miles.More >>
  • 2nd Arrest Made in Pittsburg Homicide

    2nd Arrest Made in Pittsburg Homicide

    Saturday, October 11 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-10-11 21:09:29 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - A second arrest has been made in connection to the October 9, 2014 Taylor Thomas homicide. Darius Euell Rainey, age 21 of Pittsburg, KS was arressted, transported to the Crawford County Jail and booked in for the following offences:
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    Pittsburg, KS - A second arrest has been made in connection to the October 9, 2014 Taylor Thomas homicide. Darius Euell Rainey, age 21 of Pittsburg, KS was arressted, transported to the Crawford County Jail and booked in for the following offences:More >>
  • Flash flooding in Miami, OK leaves nearly 10 side streets closed

    Flash flooding in Miami, OK leaves nearly 10 side streets closed

    Friday, October 10 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-10-10 23:37:22 GMT
    Flash flooding in Miami, OK leaves more than a dozen roads closed. City emergency management officials estimate they have received more than five inches of rain since 2:00 this morning. Highway 69-A and the truck route are now open, but eight to ten side streets throughout the city remain closed.More >>
    Flash flooding in Miami, OK leaves more than a dozen roads closed. City emergency management officials estimate they have received more than five inches of rain since 2:00 this morning. Highway 69-A and the truck route are now open, but eight to ten side streets throughout the city remain closed.More >>
  • Furry Fall Fest

    Furry Fall Fest

    Friday, October 10 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-10-10 21:25:23 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Joplin Humane Society would like to cordially invite you to join us for some not so scaryFun, Tricks, Treats and great Adoption Specials at the Furry Fall Fest on October 25th.Festivities will include a Costume Contest with prizes for pets and their owners, a PitbullKissing Booth with fun games and prizes, a photo booth to snap some great shots of you andyour pet, and the always exciting Weenie Dog Races! We are also excited to announce thatback by popular demand…we will be hosti...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Joplin Humane Society would like to cordially invite you to join us for some not so scaryFun, Tricks, Treats and great Adoption Specials at the Furry Fall Fest on October 25th.Festivities will include a Costume Contest with prizes for pets and their owners, a PitbullKissing Booth with fun games and prizes, a photo booth to snap some great shots of you andyour pet, and the always exciting Weenie Dog Races! We are also excited to announce thatback by popular demand…we will be hosti...More >>
  • Labette Health Home Care Earns an Excellence Through Insight Award for Overall Outpatient Satisfaction

    Labette Health Home Care Earns an Excellence Through Insight Award for Overall Outpatient Satisfaction

    Friday, October 10 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-10-10 21:20:22 GMT
    PARSONS, Kan.—Labette Health Home Care was recently recognized with an Excellence through Insight award for “Overall Outpatient Satisfaction” for small hospitals by HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM).Labette Health Home Care was awarded this honor for its commitment to excellence in patient care. To qualify for an award, a hospital must have been a patient satisfaction-tracking client of HealthStream in 2013, scored in the 75th percentile or higher, and surveyed a minimum of 100 patients. Labe...More >>
    PARSONS, Kan.—Labette Health Home Care was recently recognized with an Excellence through Insight award for “Overall Outpatient Satisfaction” for small hospitals by HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM).Labette Health Home Care was awarded this honor for its commitment to excellence in patient care. To qualify for an award, a hospital must have been a patient satisfaction-tracking client of HealthStream in 2013, scored in the 75th percentile or higher, and surveyed a minimum of 100 patients. Labe...More >>
  • Pittsburg Airport Young Eagles Event

    Pittsburg Airport Young Eagles Event

    Friday, October 10 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-10-10 21:17:58 GMT
    What: Free Airplane RideWhere: Pittsburg AirportWho: For kids between the ages of 8 and 17Sponsored by EAA Young Eagles, the kids will get to see some cool planes on display, talk to local pilots, learn about flying, and get a short ride. After their ride they get a certificate that makes them official “Young Eagles”!Registration starts at 8:00 am and the flights begin at 9:00 and go on until 2:00 pm. Parents/guardians must be present to complete a consent form. Flights are on a first-come, f...More >>
    What: Free Airplane RideWhere: Pittsburg AirportWho: For kids between the ages of 8 and 17Sponsored by EAA Young Eagles, the kids will get to see some cool planes on display, talk to local pilots, learn about flying, and get a short ride. After their ride they get a certificate that makes them official “Young Eagles”!Registration starts at 8:00 am and the flights begin at 9:00 and go on until 2:00 pm. Parents/guardians must be present to complete a consent form. Flights are on a first-come, f...More >>
  • Integrity Home Care Employees Receive Awards; Welcome new employees

    Integrity Home Care Employees Receive Awards; Welcome new employees

    Friday, October 10 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-10-10 21:11:48 GMT
    Award Recipients: Joni Blake & Rebecca WallaceAward Recipients: Joni Blake & Rebecca Wallace
    Joplin, MO - Integrity Home Care is pleased to announce that Joni Blake and Rebecca Wallace received the Administrative Support Staff Award from the Missouri In-home Council at their annual banquet. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Integrity Home Care staff has been the recipients of this prestigious award, and wants to congratulate Joni and Rebecca on this top honor.Integrity Home Care participated in the American Heart Association Four States Heart Walk held on September 27, 2014 at th...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Integrity Home Care is pleased to announce that Joni Blake and Rebecca Wallace received the Administrative Support Staff Award from the Missouri In-home Council at their annual banquet. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Integrity Home Care staff has been the recipients of this prestigious award, and wants to congratulate Joni and Rebecca on this top honor.Integrity Home Care participated in the American Heart Association Four States Heart Walk held on September 27, 2014 at th...More >>
  • Carl Junction man wanted by federal authorities now in custody

    Carl Junction man wanted by federal authorities now in custody

    Thursday, October 9 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-10-10 02:04:28 GMT
    A Carl Junction man wanted by federal authorities is now in custody. A standoff this morning in a Joplin neighborhood results in three arrests, one of which was of a suspect under a federal warrant. Some residents in the neighborhood are concerned about their safety.More >>
    A Carl Junction man wanted by federal authorities is now in custody. A standoff this morning in a Joplin neighborhood results in three arrests, one of which was of a suspect under a federal warrant. Some residents in the neighborhood are concerned about their safety.More >>
  • Missouri Arts Council awards 337 annual grants statewide

    Missouri Arts Council awards 337 annual grants statewide

    Thursday, October 9 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-10-09 20:40:52 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —The Missouri Arts Council is awarding 337 annual grants for fiscal year 2015 for a total of $4.3 million. In addition to the annual grant awards, approximately $350,000 will be awarded for monthly grants this fiscal year.In addition to the annual grant awards, approximately $350,000 will be awarded for monthly grants during the 2015 fiscal year from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. One type of monthly grant, the Big Yellow School Bus, helps schools meet the transportation c...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —The Missouri Arts Council is awarding 337 annual grants for fiscal year 2015 for a total of $4.3 million. In addition to the annual grant awards, approximately $350,000 will be awarded for monthly grants this fiscal year.In addition to the annual grant awards, approximately $350,000 will be awarded for monthly grants during the 2015 fiscal year from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. One type of monthly grant, the Big Yellow School Bus, helps schools meet the transportation c...More >>
  • Walmart Hiring for Approximately 30 Jobs for New Anderson Walmart Neighborhood Market

    Walmart Hiring for Approximately 30 Jobs for New Anderson Walmart Neighborhood Market

    Thursday, October 9 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-10-09 19:46:08 GMT
    Neosho, MO -WHAT: Walmart will hire approximately 30 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this winter in Anderson. A hiring kiosk is available inside the Neosho Walmart Supercenter at 3200 Lusk Drive.Applications will be accepted 24 hours, seven days a week. Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com.Through Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably...More >>
    Neosho, MO -WHAT: Walmart will hire approximately 30 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this winter in Anderson. A hiring kiosk is available inside the Neosho Walmart Supercenter at 3200 Lusk Drive.Applications will be accepted 24 hours, seven days a week. Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com.Through Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably...More >>
  • Southeast Debate/Forensics named among top 10% nationwide

    Southeast Debate/Forensics named among top 10% nationwide

    Thursday, October 9 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-10-09 19:40:27 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - The Southeast Debate/Forensics learned on Wednesday that the National Speech and Debate Association has ranked them among the top 10% of schools nationwide. The honor came after the team amassed over 100 degrees last year, earning membership in the NSDA's prestigious 100 Club.Students earn points and Degrees in the NSDA's honor society based on competitive and service-related activities. Degrees range from the Degree of Merit at 25 points to the Degree of Premier Distinction at...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - The Southeast Debate/Forensics learned on Wednesday that the National Speech and Debate Association has ranked them among the top 10% of schools nationwide. The honor came after the team amassed over 100 degrees last year, earning membership in the NSDA's prestigious 100 Club.Students earn points and Degrees in the NSDA's honor society based on competitive and service-related activities. Degrees range from the Degree of Merit at 25 points to the Degree of Premier Distinction at...More >>
  • 12th Annual "Too Cold for Ice Cream" Chili Run

    12th Annual "Too Cold for Ice Cream" Chili Run

    Thursday, October 9 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-10-09 19:09:03 GMT
    What: Chili RunWhen: Sunday, October 26, 2014; 10AM to 3PMWhere: North Side of the Neosho SquarePublic sampling and voting will determine who has "the best chili".Open to the public Anyone can win.Cash Prizes to winner and first runner upPublic sampling is only $5; Sampling starts at 10AMFor more information call Brother Paul at (417)-389-3301 or Brother Tim (417)-499-2481Entry form can be picked up at Hideout Harley Davidson, West 60 Cycle, Oak Ridge Pawn, and Neosho City Hall. Team entry fe...More >>
    What: Chili RunWhen: Sunday, October 26, 2014; 10AM to 3PMWhere: North Side of the Neosho SquarePublic sampling and voting will determine who has "the best chili".Open to the public Anyone can win.Cash Prizes to winner and first runner upPublic sampling is only $5; Sampling starts at 10AMFor more information call Brother Paul at (417)-389-3301 or Brother Tim (417)-499-2481Entry form can be picked up at Hideout Harley Davidson, West 60 Cycle, Oak Ridge Pawn, and Neosho City Hall. Team entry fe...More >>
  • PSU Student Broadcasters Receive Regional Recognition

    PSU Student Broadcasters Receive Regional Recognition

    Thursday, October 9 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-10-09 17:31:15 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Student broadcasters from Pittsburg State University were honored seven times at the 2014 South Central Regional Broadcasting Conference in Edmond, Okla.Students from PSU competed in a variety of audio and video production categories against students from several other states including Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas.Assistant Professor Trent Kling said the showing represents the growth of the program over the last several years.“We are starting to turn some...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Student broadcasters from Pittsburg State University were honored seven times at the 2014 South Central Regional Broadcasting Conference in Edmond, Okla.Students from PSU competed in a variety of audio and video production categories against students from several other states including Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas.Assistant Professor Trent Kling said the showing represents the growth of the program over the last several years.“We are starting to turn some...More >>
  • U.S 69 project will complete 4-Lane connection between KC & Pittsburg

    U.S 69 project will complete 4-Lane connection between KC & Pittsburg

    Thursday, October 9 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-10-09 17:25:28 GMT
    Arma, KS - A project that will achieve the long-sought goal of a four-lane highway the entire length of U.S. 69 between Kansas City and Pittsburg was announced today at Arma.The six-mile project on U.S. 69 known as the “Arma Connection” was announced by Gov. Sam Brownback during a special event within sight of the highway.“Today we are keeping the promise we made to deliver funding for the ‘Arma Connection,'” said Gov. Brownback. “As a result, the decades-old vision of a four-lane U.S. 69 bet...More >>
    Arma, KS - A project that will achieve the long-sought goal of a four-lane highway the entire length of U.S. 69 between Kansas City and Pittsburg was announced today at Arma.The six-mile project on U.S. 69 known as the “Arma Connection” was announced by Gov. Sam Brownback during a special event within sight of the highway.“Today we are keeping the promise we made to deliver funding for the ‘Arma Connection,'” said Gov. Brownback. “As a result, the decades-old vision of a four-lane U.S. 69 bet...More >>
  • Standoff in Joplin

    Standoff in Joplin

    Thursday, October 9 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-10-09 16:59:41 GMT
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin SWAT team ended a standoff this morning near 8th McKinley. Joseph Endicott was taken into custody shortly after 9AM. He is wanted on a U.S. Marshall's warrant for weapons violations. Authorities say Endicott is a known associate of the Joplin Honkeys.Statement from Lt. Matt Stewart:"We just received some information that he was in this house. He is a suspect that we have been looking for for a little while. This suspect was also involved in an altercation in Lawrence ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin SWAT team ended a standoff this morning near 8th McKinley. Joseph Endicott was taken into custody shortly after 9AM. He is wanted on a U.S. Marshall's warrant for weapons violations. Authorities say Endicott is a known associate of the Joplin Honkeys.Statement from Lt. Matt Stewart:"We just received some information that he was in this house. He is a suspect that we have been looking for for a little while. This suspect was also involved in an altercation in Lawrence ...More >>
  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon talks resurgence of the state's auto industry

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon talks resurgence of the state's auto industry

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-10-09 02:36:03 GMT
    "It's a pattern we're seeing in every corner of our state, up and down the automotive assembly line," said Governor Jay Nixon. Four years ago, the state of Missouri was losing auto industry jobs, said the governor. Now, it's creating them. More >>
    "It's a pattern we're seeing in every corner of our state, up and down the automotive assembly line," said Governor Jay Nixon. Four years ago, the state of Missouri was losing auto industry jobs, said the governor. Now, it's creating them. More >>
  • Mt Vernon VA Clinic Update

    Mt Vernon VA Clinic Update

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-10-08 23:15:11 GMT
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement after the VA's announcement that it has reached an interim agreement to keep open the VA's community-based outpatient clinic in Mt. Vernon, which was scheduled to close this month:“This agreement to keep open the Mt. Vernon facility is a real victory for the many veterans who depend on it for quality, specialized care. The clinic is home to a variety of critical rehabilitative services, including treatment for t...More >>
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement after the VA's announcement that it has reached an interim agreement to keep open the VA's community-based outpatient clinic in Mt. Vernon, which was scheduled to close this month:“This agreement to keep open the Mt. Vernon facility is a real victory for the many veterans who depend on it for quality, specialized care. The clinic is home to a variety of critical rehabilitative services, including treatment for t...More >>
  • PSU updates internal investigation

    PSU updates internal investigation

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-10-08 22:34:00 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg State University announced today that it had accepted the resignation of Professor and former MBA Program Director Michael Muoghalu. The resignation comes after an internal review involving the program's financial affairs.“We discovered some questionable financial procedures during an internal inquiry in May,” said Chris Kelly, associate vice president for university marketing and communication. “Dr. Muoghalu was placed on unpaid administrative leave shortly after th...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg State University announced today that it had accepted the resignation of Professor and former MBA Program Director Michael Muoghalu. The resignation comes after an internal review involving the program's financial affairs.“We discovered some questionable financial procedures during an internal inquiry in May,” said Chris Kelly, associate vice president for university marketing and communication. “Dr. Muoghalu was placed on unpaid administrative leave shortly after th...More >>
  • U.S.S. Missouri Sailors return to tour city's recovery area

    U.S.S. Missouri Sailors return to tour city's recovery area

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-10-08 22:12:32 GMT
    Joplin, MO - In the aftermath of May 22, 2011, eight sailors from the U.S.S. Missouri (SSN-780) volunteered to come to Missouri to help their namesake state. They were assigned to the AmeriCorps unit (under the direction of Bruce Bailey, Missouri Coordinator) and provided leadership and "muscle “in cleaning up several areas in and around Joplin.Moving forward - The Captain of the U.S.S. Missouri (Commander) Mike Luckett, his wife, Natasha, and three sailors from the current crew will visit Jo...More >>
    Joplin, MO - In the aftermath of May 22, 2011, eight sailors from the U.S.S. Missouri (SSN-780) volunteered to come to Missouri to help their namesake state. They were assigned to the AmeriCorps unit (under the direction of Bruce Bailey, Missouri Coordinator) and provided leadership and "muscle “in cleaning up several areas in and around Joplin.Moving forward - The Captain of the U.S.S. Missouri (Commander) Mike Luckett, his wife, Natasha, and three sailors from the current crew will visit Jo...More >>
  • PSU mourns death of contract employee in traffic accident

    PSU mourns death of contract employee in traffic accident

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-10-08 22:02:59 GMT
    Lamar, MO - Michael Breneman, who worked as contracted energy conservation specialist, died in a one-car traffic accident late Tuesday night on 126, 20 miles west of Lamar, MO.Accident occurred as his vehicle travelled off the left side of the road, and struck a driveway embankment causing the vehicle to overturn and strike a utility pole.Breneman, 37 of Asbury, MO, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Dr. Tucker Jostra. Next of kin was notified.Statement from Dr. Steve Scott, PSU Presiden...More >>
    Lamar, MO - Michael Breneman, who worked as contracted energy conservation specialist, died in a one-car traffic accident late Tuesday night on 126, 20 miles west of Lamar, MO.Accident occurred as his vehicle travelled off the left side of the road, and struck a driveway embankment causing the vehicle to overturn and strike a utility pole.Breneman, 37 of Asbury, MO, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Dr. Tucker Jostra. Next of kin was notified.Statement from Dr. Steve Scott, PSU Presiden...More >>
  • Children's Fall Festival

    Children's Fall Festival

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-10-08 20:43:59 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Abundant Life Campus is hosting a children's Fall Festival for children 3 years old -13 years old on Friday, October 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Abundant Life Campus is located at 6863 E. Newman Road. This FREE event will feature pizza, games, prizes, bounce house, painting, candy,cotton candy, popcorn, and lots of fun!!!! Abundant Life Campus is located at 6863 E. Newman Road. This event is co-sponsored by Cathedral High school, a volunteer group coming to Joplin for this event. This is...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Abundant Life Campus is hosting a children's Fall Festival for children 3 years old -13 years old on Friday, October 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Abundant Life Campus is located at 6863 E. Newman Road. This FREE event will feature pizza, games, prizes, bounce house, painting, candy,cotton candy, popcorn, and lots of fun!!!! Abundant Life Campus is located at 6863 E. Newman Road. This event is co-sponsored by Cathedral High school, a volunteer group coming to Joplin for this event. This is...More >>
  • Route 66 Sweet Street

    Route 66 Sweet Street

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-10-08 20:37:47 GMT
    Who: Miami First Assembly of GodWhat: Route 66 Sweet StreetWhen: October 31st, 5:30PM to 8:30PMWhere: Main Street in Miami (Route 66)A family focused event that is a safe alternative to trick or treating from house to house.There will be free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water, and a ton of candy for the whole family. There will also be vendors available like big daddy's BBQ, Pizza Hut, and other tasty treats. Some of the attractions will be the 20+ inflatab...More >>
    Who: Miami First Assembly of GodWhat: Route 66 Sweet StreetWhen: October 31st, 5:30PM to 8:30PMWhere: Main Street in Miami (Route 66)A family focused event that is a safe alternative to trick or treating from house to house.There will be free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water, and a ton of candy for the whole family. There will also be vendors available like big daddy's BBQ, Pizza Hut, and other tasty treats. Some of the attractions will be the 20+ inflatab...More >>
  • Lt. Govenor Recognizes 2014 Kansas Health Champions

    Lt. Govenor Recognizes 2014 Kansas Health Champions

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-10-08 20:16:44 GMT
    MANHATTAN— Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., presented the 2014 Kansas Health Champion Awards to the following individuals and organizations today during the third annual Kansas Obesity Summit:Individual Health Champion: Karla Stenzel (Wichita)Organizational Health Champion: Thrive Allen County (Iola)Partner Health Champion: Kansas Health Foundation (Wichita)Individual Honorable Mention: Ellen Young (Lawrence)Organizational Honorable Mention: Standard Motor Products (Independence)...More >>
    MANHATTAN— Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., presented the 2014 Kansas Health Champion Awards to the following individuals and organizations today during the third annual Kansas Obesity Summit:Individual Health Champion: Karla Stenzel (Wichita)Organizational Health Champion: Thrive Allen County (Iola)Partner Health Champion: Kansas Health Foundation (Wichita)Individual Honorable Mention: Ellen Young (Lawrence)Organizational Honorable Mention: Standard Motor Products (Independence)...More >>
  • MO Auditor cites issues with closed meetings

    MO Auditor cites issues with closed meetings

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-10-08 19:27:42 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) says too many public entities are violating state laws about closed meetings.Schweich released a report Tuesday showing that about 15 percent the nearly 300 entities he audited over the previous two years had some of sort of problems complying with the state's Sunshine Law.That's an improvement from the nearly 20 percent problem rate during audits conducted in 2010 and 2011. But Schweich says there is plenty of room for more improveme...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) says too many public entities are violating state laws about closed meetings.Schweich released a report Tuesday showing that about 15 percent the nearly 300 entities he audited over the previous two years had some of sort of problems complying with the state's Sunshine Law.That's an improvement from the nearly 20 percent problem rate during audits conducted in 2010 and 2011. But Schweich says there is plenty of room for more improveme...More >>
  • Bennett Pre-Trial

    Bennett Pre-Trial

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-10-08 19:01:42 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - 1:22PM - Judge Finds probable cuase to bind Bennett on all counts. Arrainment to be held Feb. 19th in Parsons 1:13PM - Court Back In Session 11:48AM - Defense calls no witnesses; Court in recess.More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - 1:22PM - Judge Finds probable cuase to bind Bennett on all counts. Arrainment to be held Feb. 19th in Parsons 1:13PM - Court Back In Session 11:48AM - Defense calls no witnesses; Court in recess.More >>
  • Nine Joplin residents among those indicted in meth conspiracy

    Nine Joplin residents among those indicted in meth conspiracy

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-10-08 16:58:36 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 11 defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Joplin, Mo., area.Miriam Deleon, 33, of Brownsville, Texas, her brother, Jose Luis Deleon, Jr., 35, and Jack Holguin, 45, Ashley Lynn Mobley, 30, Brian Ashton, 29, Jeremy McClean, 32, Billy Duane Henson, 60, Eric Allen Meyer, 31, Brian Stark, 40, and Ju...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 11 defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Joplin, Mo., area.Miriam Deleon, 33, of Brownsville, Texas, her brother, Jose Luis Deleon, Jr., 35, and Jack Holguin, 45, Ashley Lynn Mobley, 30, Brian Ashton, 29, Jeremy McClean, 32, Billy Duane Henson, 60, Eric Allen Meyer, 31, Brian Stark, 40, and Ju...More >>
  • Couple Pleads Guilty to $99,000 Social Security Fraud

    Couple Pleads Guilty to $99,000 Social Security Fraud

    Tuesday, October 7 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-10-07 19:54:39 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, MO – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada, Mo., husband and wife pleaded guilty in federal court today to making false statements as part of a $99,000 scheme to defraud Social Security.Reta Jo Carpenter, 53, and her husband, Oren Daniel Carpenter, 52, both of Nevada, each waived their right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty in separate appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to making false statement...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, MO – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada, Mo., husband and wife pleaded guilty in federal court today to making false statements as part of a $99,000 scheme to defraud Social Security.Reta Jo Carpenter, 53, and her husband, Oren Daniel Carpenter, 52, both of Nevada, each waived their right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty in separate appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to making false statement...More >>
  • 4-H members get a taste of college life while participating in a clothing competition

    4-H members get a taste of college life while participating in a clothing competition

    Tuesday, October 7 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-10-07 19:04:16 GMT
    CARTHAGE, MO –Hannah Andrews, Abigail Dumm, Livia Dumm, MaKensey Dumm and Reagan Dumm from Jasper County were among 107 Missouri youth that participated in a clothing construction and consumerism contest during State 4-H Fashion Review on September 13 on the University of Missouri campus.“This contest is designed to be fun, while helping youth enhance their skills and knowledge about sewing, garment selection, knitting and crotchet and the importance of setting and achieving goals,” said Alis...More >>
    CARTHAGE, MO –Hannah Andrews, Abigail Dumm, Livia Dumm, MaKensey Dumm and Reagan Dumm from Jasper County were among 107 Missouri youth that participated in a clothing construction and consumerism contest during State 4-H Fashion Review on September 13 on the University of Missouri campus.“This contest is designed to be fun, while helping youth enhance their skills and knowledge about sewing, garment selection, knitting and crotchet and the importance of setting and achieving goals,” said Alis...More >>
  • Southwest Missouri man expresses concern over misuse of handicapped parking spaces

    Southwest Missouri man expresses concern over misuse of handicapped parking spaces

    Monday, October 6 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-10-07 01:40:33 GMT
    To use a disabled parking space or access aisle, there are rules. More >>
    To use a disabled parking space or access aisle, there are rules. More >>
  • Local healthcare professionals discuss Joplin's plan of action on Ebola

    Local healthcare professionals discuss Joplin's plan of action on Ebola

    Monday, October 6 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-10-06 23:55:25 GMT
    The Ebola virus has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa and six cases have now been reported in the United States. While it is not an airborne virus, local healthcare professionals say isolation and containment are key in preventing its spread.More >>
    The Ebola virus has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa and six cases have now been reported in the United States. While it is not an airborne virus, local healthcare professionals say isolation and containment are key in preventing its spread.More >>
  • Joplin Planning Department Looks To Separate from Public Works Department

    Joplin Planning Department Looks To Separate from Public Works Department

    Thursday, October 16 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-10-16 17:08:54 GMT
     The joplin city council considers some re-organization in city government. After changes to the joplin public works department caused some setbacks, officials are looking to fix the problem. At tonight's city council meeting, members will discuss how to make the city structure more traditional  -- and that means separating one division into its own department.

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     The joplin city council considers some re-organization in city government. After changes to the joplin public works department caused some setbacks, officials are looking to fix the problem. At tonight's city council meeting, members will discuss how to make the city structure more traditional  -- and that means separating one division into its own department.

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  • NEO announces Bobby Carder as the 2014 Award of Merit recipient

    NEO announces Bobby Carder as the 2014 Award of Merit recipient

    Monday, October 6 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-10-06 20:36:31 GMT
    Miami, Okla. – Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 – Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) announced Bobby Carder as this year's Award of Merit recipient. Carder will be honored during NEO's homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. This year's homecoming theme is “There is No Place Like Homecoming.”“Bobby is a great ambassador for NEO AM College and more than deserving of this honor,” said Jennifer Hessee, executive director of the NEO Development Foundation. “He is a very passionate...More >>
    Miami, Okla. – Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 – Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) announced Bobby Carder as this year's Award of Merit recipient. Carder will be honored during NEO's homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. This year's homecoming theme is “There is No Place Like Homecoming.”“Bobby is a great ambassador for NEO AM College and more than deserving of this honor,” said Jennifer Hessee, executive director of the NEO Development Foundation. “He is a very passionate...More >>
  • Prescribed Burn at George Washington Carver National Monument

    Prescribed Burn at George Washington Carver National Monument

    Monday, October 6 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-10-06 18:18:45 GMT
    Diamond, Missouri – Superintendent James Heaney announced today that George Washington Carver National Monument is making plans for a prescription burn, likely to be held this week. Because prescribed burns are so dependent on weather conditions, a block of time has been identified for the month of October to conduct the burn.Approximately 3 acres will be burned at the park. The burn will be conducted under the guidance of National Park Service fire personnel. The objective of the controlled ...More >>
    Diamond, Missouri – Superintendent James Heaney announced today that George Washington Carver National Monument is making plans for a prescription burn, likely to be held this week. Because prescribed burns are so dependent on weather conditions, a block of time has been identified for the month of October to conduct the burn.Approximately 3 acres will be burned at the park. The burn will be conducted under the guidance of National Park Service fire personnel. The objective of the controlled ...More >>
  • Registration is Underway 2014 Neosho Christmas Parade

    Registration is Underway 2014 Neosho Christmas Parade

    Monday, October 6 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-10-06 17:49:37 GMT
    Neosho, MO - Registration is underway for the 2014 Neosho Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m. Entry forms are available online at www.neoshocc.com or at the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce, 216 W. Spring Street.Last year's lighted parade was an overwhelming success. All floats and commercial entries should be lighted. The theme for this year's parade is “Christmas Around the World”. We would like each float to represent Christmas traditions in ano...More >>
    Neosho, MO - Registration is underway for the 2014 Neosho Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m. Entry forms are available online at www.neoshocc.com or at the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce, 216 W. Spring Street.Last year's lighted parade was an overwhelming success. All floats and commercial entries should be lighted. The theme for this year's parade is “Christmas Around the World”. We would like each float to represent Christmas traditions in ano...More >>
  • USD 247 Special Election Tomorrow

    USD 247 Special Election Tomorrow

    Monday, October 6 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-10-06 17:33:45 GMT
    Special Election DetailsSummary of question for voters: Should the USD 247 Board of Education be allowed to collect up to 8 mils for Capital Outlay expenses?Date: Tuesday October 7, 2014Open to registered voters living within USD 247 territoryAdvanced ballot voting available at Crawford County courthouseIn person voting at designated locations for each precinct on day of Special ElectionWhy the resolution is being proposed now$450,000 lost in past two years alone due to state cuts and declini...More >>
    Special Election DetailsSummary of question for voters: Should the USD 247 Board of Education be allowed to collect up to 8 mils for Capital Outlay expenses?Date: Tuesday October 7, 2014Open to registered voters living within USD 247 territoryAdvanced ballot voting available at Crawford County courthouseIn person voting at designated locations for each precinct on day of Special ElectionWhy the resolution is being proposed now$450,000 lost in past two years alone due to state cuts and declini...More >>
  • Two suspects involved in early morning stabbing

    Two suspects involved in early morning stabbing

    Monday, October 6 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-10-06 16:52:19 GMT
    Authorities in Benton County (Arkansas) say 21-year-old Toby Hernandez allegedly stabbed a man 68 times and struck him with a baseball bat. A sheriff deputy spotted the reported stolen vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Officers arrested Hernandez and female juvenile also in the vehicle. The deputies say there was blood on the girl's clothing. Hernandez is charged in Benton County with aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and first degree battery.He is also facing charges in Ottawa County (Okla...More >>
    Authorities in Benton County (Arkansas) say 21-year-old Toby Hernandez allegedly stabbed a man 68 times and struck him with a baseball bat. A sheriff deputy spotted the reported stolen vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Officers arrested Hernandez and female juvenile also in the vehicle. The deputies say there was blood on the girl's clothing. Hernandez is charged in Benton County with aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and first degree battery.He is also facing charges in Ottawa County (Okla...More >>
  • 5th Annual Circuit Riding Preacher

    5th Annual Circuit Riding Preacher

    Monday, October 6 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-10-06 16:39:27 GMT
    Who: Chetopa-Bartlett-Edna charge of the United Methodist ChurchWhat: Heritage SundayWhen: Sunday, November 2, 2014Schedule:8:00 Breakfast at Chetopa8:30 Chetopa Service9:00 Begin 9 Mile Trail Ride to Bartlett11:15 Arrive at Bartlett End of Trail Ride11:30 Bartlett Service12:30 Lunch at Bartlett4:00 Gunfight Downtown Edna4:30 Concert and Service at Edna UMC6:00 Chili Feed/Cookoff at Edna UMC6:30 Raffle DrawingsFor more information call: Pastor Lane Roberts at (620)-922-3306More >>
    Who: Chetopa-Bartlett-Edna charge of the United Methodist ChurchWhat: Heritage SundayWhen: Sunday, November 2, 2014Schedule:8:00 Breakfast at Chetopa8:30 Chetopa Service9:00 Begin 9 Mile Trail Ride to Bartlett11:15 Arrive at Bartlett End of Trail Ride11:30 Bartlett Service12:30 Lunch at Bartlett4:00 Gunfight Downtown Edna4:30 Concert and Service at Edna UMC6:00 Chili Feed/Cookoff at Edna UMC6:30 Raffle DrawingsFor more information call: Pastor Lane Roberts at (620)-922-3306More >>
  • Joplin pet owners gather in celebration of Feast Day

    Joplin pet owners gather in celebration of Feast Day

    Sunday, October 5 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-10-06 02:36:16 GMT
    The holiday was founded by Saint Francis of Assisi who is remembered for his kindness to animals.More >>
    The holiday was founded by Saint Francis of Assisi who is remembered for his kindness to animals.More >>
  • Pro-life supporters form giant life chain along Range Line Road

    Pro-life supporters form giant life chain along Range Line Road

    Sunday, October 5 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-10-06 02:23:16 GMT
    They gathered peacefully as they held up signs condemning abortion. Their efforts were to protect the well-being of child life in and out of the wombOne couple brought their grand children along to spread their personal message."I myself have lost a child," said Cameilla Prosser, protester, "I've actually lost two. So I can't even fathom, you know, destroying a human life."More people formed life chains throughout the region and country today.More >>
    They gathered peacefully as they held up signs condemning abortion. Their efforts were to protect the well-being of child life in and out of the wombOne couple brought their grand children along to spread their personal message."I myself have lost a child," said Cameilla Prosser, protester, "I've actually lost two. So I can't even fathom, you know, destroying a human life."More people formed life chains throughout the region and country today.More >>
  • Chanute woman dies in two car crash

    Chanute woman dies in two car crash

    Sunday, October 5 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-10-06 02:28:42 GMT
    A crash north of Erie at the intersection of Highway 59 and 160th Road leaves one woman dead.Sharon Rice, 57, died when she failed to yield and collided with another vehicle. More >>
    A crash north of Erie at the intersection of Highway 59 and 160th Road leaves one woman dead.Sharon Rice, 57, died when she failed to yield and collided with another vehicle. More >>
  • 10 layoffs and higher taxes hit Galena in order to balance budget

    10 layoffs and higher taxes hit Galena in order to balance budget

    Sunday, October 5 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-10-06 00:42:14 GMT
    In Galena, KS, 10 city employees are losing their jobs as city officials deal with budget woes and Galena residents will face higher taxes.More >>
    In Galena, KS, 10 city employees are losing their jobs as city officials deal with budget woes and Galena residents will face higher taxes.More >>
  • Via Christi Hospital holds blessing and dedication of new surgery center

    Via Christi Hospital holds blessing and dedication of new surgery center

    Sunday, October 5 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-10-06 00:26:36 GMT
    Board members, staff, construction workers and family and friends gathered to commemorate the hard work put into the state-of-the-art facility. More >>
    Board members, staff, construction workers and family and friends gathered to commemorate the hard work put into the state-of-the-art facility. More >>
  • Two juveniles charged in recent Galena arsons

    Two juveniles charged in recent Galena arsons

    Saturday, October 4 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-10-05 01:32:46 GMT
    Galena Police charge a 12-year-old and 13-year-old in connection with two recent arsons of abandoned homes.More >>
    Galena Police charge a 12-year-old and 13-year-old in connection with two recent arsons of abandoned homes.More >>
  • SWMO soldiers receive special farewell

    SWMO soldiers receive special farewell

    Saturday, October 4 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-10-05 01:30:55 GMT
    Southwest Missouri soldiers receive a special farewell before heading overseas.More >>
    Southwest Missouri soldiers receive a special farewell before heading overseas.More >>
  • MSSU celebrates homecoming with circus themed parade

    MSSU celebrates homecoming with circus themed parade

    Saturday, October 4 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-10-05 01:29:16 GMT
    Missouri Southern State University celebrates homecoming with a circus themed parade this year. More than 30 floats and cars participated, a long with 11 different marching bands from area schools.More >>
    Missouri Southern State University celebrates homecoming with a circus themed parade this year. More than 30 floats and cars participated, a long with 11 different marching bands from area schools.More >>
  • Galena Police Department raises donations at 5K run

    Galena Police Department raises donations at 5K run

    Saturday, October 4 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-10-05 01:27:23 GMT
    The Galena Police Department collects donations for its annual Toys for Tots drive at a 5K run in downtown Galena this evening.More >>
    The Galena Police Department collects donations for its annual Toys for Tots drive at a 5K run in downtown Galena this evening.More >>
  • Joplin Library hosts more than 20 local authors for book signing

    Joplin Library hosts more than 20 local authors for book signing

    Saturday, October 4 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-10-05 01:06:56 GMT
    Regional scribes represented their books, keeping copies on hand for purchase. The genres covered the spectrum, from kids reads to romance to suspense.More >>
    Regional scribes represented their books, keeping copies on hand for purchase. The genres covered the spectrum, from kids reads to romance to suspense.More >>
  • SEK Art Fest to Auction Off Footballs

    SEK Art Fest to Auction Off Footballs

    Friday, October 3 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-10-04 02:06:32 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The Southeast Kansas Art Fest will host their second annual live auction on Sunday, October 12 at Meadowbrook Mall's commons area in Pittsburg, KS at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.Twenty-four large fiberglass footballs that were decorated by local artists will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the auction will go to fund future art projects and festivals in Crawford County.The footballs lined the streets of downtown Pittsburg from June o...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The Southeast Kansas Art Fest will host their second annual live auction on Sunday, October 12 at Meadowbrook Mall's commons area in Pittsburg, KS at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.Twenty-four large fiberglass footballs that were decorated by local artists will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the auction will go to fund future art projects and festivals in Crawford County.The footballs lined the streets of downtown Pittsburg from June o...More >>
  • Library hosting local authors book signing event in Saturday, Oct. 4

    Library hosting local authors book signing event in Saturday, Oct. 4

    Friday, October 3 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-10-04 02:03:00 GMT
    Joplin, MO - On Saturday, October 4th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Joplin Public Library is pleased to host a local authors book signing event. Twenty-three authors from the surrounding area will be present with copies of their books available for purchase and signing.Authors who will be here are Lindsey Bell, Kasi Blake, Rodney Blaukat, LeAnn Campbell, Calvin Cassady, Matt Deighton, Sheila Dool, Meghan Fanning, Camille Faye, Sheila Gunlock, Dale Hoggatt, Nancy Hughes, Tierney James, Stewart J...More >>
    Joplin, MO - On Saturday, October 4th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Joplin Public Library is pleased to host a local authors book signing event. Twenty-three authors from the surrounding area will be present with copies of their books available for purchase and signing.Authors who will be here are Lindsey Bell, Kasi Blake, Rodney Blaukat, LeAnn Campbell, Calvin Cassady, Matt Deighton, Sheila Dool, Meghan Fanning, Camille Faye, Sheila Gunlock, Dale Hoggatt, Nancy Hughes, Tierney James, Stewart J...More >>
  • Habitat application period open

    Habitat application period open

    Friday, October 3 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-10-04 01:57:19 GMT
    Crawford County (KS) - Habitat for Humanity of Crawford Co is accepting applications for home ownership until Oct 31st. Applications can be downloaded at hfhcrawford.com, or I'll be happy to mail one.Interested folks can leave name, number, and mailing address at 232-3588.We do have a one-year Crawford Co residency requirement.Thanks so much for your support!More >>
    Crawford County (KS) - Habitat for Humanity of Crawford Co is accepting applications for home ownership until Oct 31st. Applications can be downloaded at hfhcrawford.com, or I'll be happy to mail one.Interested folks can leave name, number, and mailing address at 232-3588.We do have a one-year Crawford Co residency requirement.Thanks so much for your support!More >>
  • Vice President Delivers Message to Students and Joplin Citizens: You are the Heart & Soul of America

    Vice President Delivers Message to Students and Joplin Citizens: You are the Heart & Soul of America

    Friday, October 3 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-10-03 23:03:26 GMT
    The dedication of the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology center drew dignitaries at the local state and federal level including Vice President Joe Biden who had a message not just for students but the city as a whole.Biden explained why it was important for him to come to Joplin calling the students, the citizens and all present, the heart and soul of America because we never bend or break.Biden said, "I'...More >>
    The dedication of the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology center drew dignitaries at the local state and federal level including Vice President Joe Biden who had a message not just for students but the city as a whole.Biden explained why it was important for him to come to Joplin calling the students, the citizens and all present, the heart and soul of America because we never bend or break.Biden said, "I'...More >>
  • Vice President Biden praises JHS

    Vice President Biden praises JHS

    Friday, October 3 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-10-03 21:08:33 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Vice President Joe Biden praised Joplin at the dedication of a combined Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center that replaces one destroyed by a deadly tornado more than three years ago.More >>
    Joplin, MO - Vice President Joe Biden praised Joplin at the dedication of a combined Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center that replaces one destroyed by a deadly tornado more than three years ago.More >>
  • Carthage fire leaves home a total loss

    Carthage fire leaves home a total loss

    Thursday, October 2 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-10-03 00:29:29 GMT
    Fire officials say weather conditions created a challenge in responding to a house fire in Carthage this afternoon.More >>
    Fire officials say weather conditions created a challenge in responding to a house fire in Carthage this afternoon.More >>
  • JHS Prepares for Dedication and World Record Ribbon Cutting

    JHS Prepares for Dedication and World Record Ribbon Cutting

    Thursday, October 2 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-10-02 23:31:57 GMT
    The Joplin School District prepares for guests from Washington D.C. and a world record ribbon-cutting ceremony.On Friday, the district dedicates its newly built high school and technical center . Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arnie Duncan are scheduled to speak.The big event will include a six and half mile long ribbon.Students at Joplin high school are decorating doors for a homecoming competition....More >>
    The Joplin School District prepares for guests from Washington D.C. and a world record ribbon-cutting ceremony.On Friday, the district dedicates its newly built high school and technical center . Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arnie Duncan are scheduled to speak.The big event will include a six and half mile long ribbon.Students at Joplin high school are decorating doors for a homecoming competition....More >>
  • March of Dimes recognizes Freeman

    March of Dimes recognizes Freeman

    Thursday, October 2 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-10-02 23:22:21 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Freeman Health System is one of 19 hospitals in Missouri recognized by the March of Dimes for having zero elective early inductions or Cesarean deliveries performed before the 39th week of pregnancy.The March of Dimes said this gives more babies a healthy start in life, noting that babies delivered before full term are at increased risk of serious health problems and death in their first year of life.Freeman President and CEO Paula Baker said she is proud to see this recognition ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Freeman Health System is one of 19 hospitals in Missouri recognized by the March of Dimes for having zero elective early inductions or Cesarean deliveries performed before the 39th week of pregnancy.The March of Dimes said this gives more babies a healthy start in life, noting that babies delivered before full term are at increased risk of serious health problems and death in their first year of life.Freeman President and CEO Paula Baker said she is proud to see this recognition ...More >>
  • Joplin Memorial Half and Rebuild Joplin to Present New House to the Farren Family

    Joplin Memorial Half and Rebuild Joplin to Present New House to the Farren Family

    Thursday, October 2 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-10-02 23:17:26 GMT
    oplin, Mo, -- At 1004 E. Central St. in Joplin, the Joplin Memorial Half Operations Committee and Rebuild Joplin will present the Farren family with keys to their new home.The Joplin Memorial Half donated $30,000 to Rebuild Joplin in July of this year following the 2014 Joplin Memorial Run. Of that amount, $25,000 was matched by a grant from Rebuild Joplin, making it possible to build the Farren's new home.Audie Dennis, President of Active Lifestyle Events said "Active Lifestyles and the Jopl...More >>
    oplin, Mo, -- At 1004 E. Central St. in Joplin, the Joplin Memorial Half Operations Committee and Rebuild Joplin will present the Farren family with keys to their new home.The Joplin Memorial Half donated $30,000 to Rebuild Joplin in July of this year following the 2014 Joplin Memorial Run. Of that amount, $25,000 was matched by a grant from Rebuild Joplin, making it possible to build the Farren's new home.Audie Dennis, President of Active Lifestyle Events said "Active Lifestyles and the Jopl...More >>
  • Pedestrian hit in Crosswalk at busy Intersection

    Pedestrian hit in Crosswalk at busy Intersection

    Thursday, October 2 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-10-02 20:19:23 GMT
    PARSONS, KS — On Thursday morning, Parsons Police responded to the intersection of 16th Street and Main Street for a car-pedestrian accident.Dorothy Dietsche, 70, of Parsons was making a turn onto south 16th Street (US 59) from Main when she struck 66-year-old, Mary Cavitte also of Parsons. Cavitte was in the crosswalk at the time of the accident.Cavitte was transported to Labette Health with unknown injuries. The accident is under investigation.More >>
    PARSONS, KS — On Thursday morning, Parsons Police responded to the intersection of 16th Street and Main Street for a car-pedestrian accident.Dorothy Dietsche, 70, of Parsons was making a turn onto south 16th Street (US 59) from Main when she struck 66-year-old, Mary Cavitte also of Parsons. Cavitte was in the crosswalk at the time of the accident.Cavitte was transported to Labette Health with unknown injuries. The accident is under investigation.More >>
  • Governor Brownback announces $4 million in grants for domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Kansas

    Governor Brownback announces $4 million in grants for domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Kansas

    Thursday, October 2 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-10-02 19:36:42 GMT
    Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the grant recipients of the 2015 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Grant program. This $4 million state general funds program provides funds to support services, outreach, and training for community-based sexual and domestic violence victims and direct service providers.2015 SGF for DV/SA Grant AwardsAllen- Hope Unlimited $98,691Barton- Family Crisis Center, Inc. $165,308Butler- Family Life Center $71,969Cowley- Safe Homes $13...More >>
    Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the grant recipients of the 2015 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Grant program. This $4 million state general funds program provides funds to support services, outreach, and training for community-based sexual and domestic violence victims and direct service providers.2015 SGF for DV/SA Grant AwardsAllen- Hope Unlimited $98,691Barton- Family Crisis Center, Inc. $165,308Butler- Family Life Center $71,969Cowley- Safe Homes $13...More >>
  • Joplin Blasters Officially Join American Association

    Joplin Blasters Officially Join American Association

    Thursday, October 2 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-10-02 17:52:06 GMT
    Joplin, MO - The American Association League Meetings have concluded after two days in Sioux City, Iowa and of the major decisions made was to officially include the Joplin Blasters as a member beginning immediately for the 2015 season.The Joplin Blaster will play in the South Division of the American Association along with the Amarillo Sox, Grand Prairie Airhogs, Laredo Lemurs and 2014 AA League Champions Wichita Wingnuts. The Blasters' will play a 100 game schedule beginning in May of 2015,...More >>
    Joplin, MO - The American Association League Meetings have concluded after two days in Sioux City, Iowa and of the major decisions made was to officially include the Joplin Blasters as a member beginning immediately for the 2015 season.The Joplin Blaster will play in the South Division of the American Association along with the Amarillo Sox, Grand Prairie Airhogs, Laredo Lemurs and 2014 AA League Champions Wichita Wingnuts. The Blasters' will play a 100 game schedule beginning in May of 2015,...More >>
  • Oxford Caregivers Recognized at Statewide Conference

    Oxford Caregivers Recognized at Statewide Conference

    Thursday, October 2 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-10-02 16:52:17 GMT
    Springfield, MO—Two outstanding Oxford HealthCare employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the annual conference of the Missouri Council for In-Home Services on September 16, 2014 at Tan-Tar-A.Janet Dean, an In-Home Aide in Springfield, was given the “Above and Beyond Caregiver” award, and Regina Bass, an In-Home LPN in Joplin, was recognized with the Professional Caregiver Award.The Missouri Council for In-Home Services advocates for community and in-home services for ...More >>
    Springfield, MO—Two outstanding Oxford HealthCare employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the annual conference of the Missouri Council for In-Home Services on September 16, 2014 at Tan-Tar-A.Janet Dean, an In-Home Aide in Springfield, was given the “Above and Beyond Caregiver” award, and Regina Bass, an In-Home LPN in Joplin, was recognized with the Professional Caregiver Award.The Missouri Council for In-Home Services advocates for community and in-home services for ...More >>
  • Arvest One Million Meals Campaign Reaches Halfway Point

    Arvest One Million Meals Campaign Reaches Halfway Point

    Thursday, October 2 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-10-02 16:37:52 GMT
    JOPLIN, Missouri - In early September, Arvest Bank announced the beginning of its fourth annual 1 Million Meals campaign, which challenges bank associates, customers and communities to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing at least one million meals to those in need. Today, the bank announces the campaign has exceeded 500,000 meals, or halfway to the goal of one million meals.Doug Doll, president of Arvest Bank for the Joplin region, said, “We are excited ...More >>
    JOPLIN, Missouri - In early September, Arvest Bank announced the beginning of its fourth annual 1 Million Meals campaign, which challenges bank associates, customers and communities to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing at least one million meals to those in need. Today, the bank announces the campaign has exceeded 500,000 meals, or halfway to the goal of one million meals.Doug Doll, president of Arvest Bank for the Joplin region, said, “We are excited ...More >>
  • Erie High School implements more modern family and consumer science program

    Erie High School implements more modern family and consumer science program

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-10-02 00:24:33 GMT
    Step into in Jill Goodwin's class and you'll see it's about life. Parenting. Finances. Cooking a healthy meal. Interior design. And even, preparing for birth.More >>
    Step into in Jill Goodwin's class and you'll see it's about life. Parenting. Finances. Cooking a healthy meal. Interior design. And even, preparing for birth.More >>
  • 3.0 Earthquake Rattles Residents in Southeast Kansas

    3.0 Earthquake Rattles Residents in Southeast Kansas

    Thursday, October 16 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-10-16 17:09:49 GMT
    While they aren't as common as tornadoes...earthquakes do have a history in Kansas. Tuesday's earthquake is considered minor, but it still leaves some a bit shaken up.More >>
    While they aren't as common as tornadoes...earthquakes do have a history in Kansas. Tuesday's earthquake is considered minor, but it still leaves some a bit shaken up.More >>
  • Oklahoma Grades Schools and Many Score D's and F's

    Oklahoma Grades Schools and Many Score D's and F's

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-10-01 22:28:52 GMT
    Some Oklahoma schools have received D's and F's on a state report card. It's a problem across the state where only sixteen percent of schools earned "A's" while eleven percent failed. That includes Wyandotte middle school.School officials hope to change that and their elementary scored higher than many others. At Wyandotte middle the principal says getting an “F” is, "It's a gut wrencher but on the flip side we kind...More >>
    Some Oklahoma schools have received D's and F's on a state report card. It's a problem across the state where only sixteen percent of schools earned "A's" while eleven percent failed. That includes Wyandotte middle school.School officials hope to change that and their elementary scored higher than many others. At Wyandotte middle the principal says getting an “F” is, "It's a gut wrencher but on the flip side we kind...More >>
  • Kids know how important it is to 'Put the Brakes on Fatalities'

    Kids know how important it is to 'Put the Brakes on Fatalities'

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-10-01 20:04:38 GMT
    Topeka, KS - Seven-year-old Payton Bowling of Fort Scott, 10-year-old Abigail Balson of Coffeyville and 11-year-old Avah Shacklett of Burlington are the southeast Kansas winners in the 2014 Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest. Each kid will receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas. The prizes will be presented by the Kansas....More >>
    Topeka, KS - Seven-year-old Payton Bowling of Fort Scott, 10-year-old Abigail Balson of Coffeyville and 11-year-old Avah Shacklett of Burlington are the southeast Kansas winners in the 2014 Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest. Each kid will receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas. The prizes will be presented by the Kansas....More >>
  • Amazon Center in Coffeyville set to close

    Amazon Center in Coffeyville set to close

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-10-01 17:00:05 GMT
    Coffeyville, KS -The Amazon Center in Coffeyville will be closing its doors. In a statement from Amazon, "This is not a decision we made lightly, and we are committed to support our employees through this transition. We regularly evaluate our network to ensure we're placing fulfillment centers as close to our customers as possible."The official date of the closing is February 2015. Employees at the Coffeyville location we will have the option to transfer. Amazon will help with funding for...More >>
    Coffeyville, KS -The Amazon Center in Coffeyville will be closing its doors. In a statement from Amazon, "This is not a decision we made lightly, and we are committed to support our employees through this transition. We regularly evaluate our network to ensure we're placing fulfillment centers as close to our customers as possible."The official date of the closing is February 2015. Employees at the Coffeyville location we will have the option to transfer. Amazon will help with funding for...More >>
  • Amnesty Day to be held on November 14 for the Joplin Municipal Court

    Amnesty Day to be held on November 14 for the Joplin Municipal Court

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-10-01 16:37:40 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Because the Joplin Municipal Court recognizes the difficulties many citizens may have in meeting their obligations with the Municipal Court, it will hold an Amnesty Day on Friday, November 14, 2014. Warrant Fees and Failure to Appear Fees will be waived for anyone wishing to turn themselves in on warrants on this day at the Municipal Court, Which is located at 303 East 3rd Street. The Amnesty Day hours are from 11a.m. to 5p.m. This program is for Joplin Municipal warrants only.“H...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Because the Joplin Municipal Court recognizes the difficulties many citizens may have in meeting their obligations with the Municipal Court, it will hold an Amnesty Day on Friday, November 14, 2014. Warrant Fees and Failure to Appear Fees will be waived for anyone wishing to turn themselves in on warrants on this day at the Municipal Court, Which is located at 303 East 3rd Street. The Amnesty Day hours are from 11a.m. to 5p.m. This program is for Joplin Municipal warrants only.“H...More >>
  • Missouri state auditor puts Joplin Fire and Police Departments pension plan on watch list

    Missouri state auditor puts Joplin Fire and Police Departments pension plan on watch list

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-10-01 02:31:51 GMT
    The office of the Missouri State Auditor considered three criteria when reviewing the financial health of the Joplin police and fire pension plan, as well as others across the state.More >>
    The office of the Missouri State Auditor considered three criteria when reviewing the financial health of the Joplin police and fire pension plan, as well as others across the state.More >>
  • Suspects charged in SW MO Burglary

    Suspects charged in SW MO Burglary

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-09-30 22:07:22 GMT
    Carthage, MO - At approximately 10:56 pm on 9/29/2014, Officers of the Carthage Missouri Police Department responded to a residence in the south west part of town in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival the Officer's discovered that a 37 year old Carthage male and a 22 year old Carthage female had been assaulted by two subjects who had entered the residence without permission and who had since fled the scene. The male received blunt force trauma to the head and face and the female receive...More >>
    Carthage, MO - At approximately 10:56 pm on 9/29/2014, Officers of the Carthage Missouri Police Department responded to a residence in the south west part of town in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival the Officer's discovered that a 37 year old Carthage male and a 22 year old Carthage female had been assaulted by two subjects who had entered the residence without permission and who had since fled the scene. The male received blunt force trauma to the head and face and the female receive...More >>
  • ESC Launches Emergency Heating Assistance Program

    ESC Launches Emergency Heating Assistance Program

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-09-30 20:53:33 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Starting Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) will be offering winter utility assistance to low-income families in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald Counties.The Community Action Agency will be taking applications for households who have an elderly or disabled household member. All other households can apply for the program in the month of November. Households must be must be low income and also meet eligibility criteria.People who b...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Starting Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) will be offering winter utility assistance to low-income families in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald Counties.The Community Action Agency will be taking applications for households who have an elderly or disabled household member. All other households can apply for the program in the month of November. Households must be must be low income and also meet eligibility criteria.People who b...More >>
  • Public Pensions Watch List

    Public Pensions Watch List

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-30 18:53:37 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich released a report Tuesday examining the financial health of 89 public pension plans set up to pay defined contributions to 546,000 people.He placed 15 pension plans on a "watch list" based on concerns about their financial health. Those pension plans either had assets equal to less than 70 percent of the present value of their future retirement payments (their funded ratio), or received less than 95 percent of the funding that actuaries...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich released a report Tuesday examining the financial health of 89 public pension plans set up to pay defined contributions to 546,000 people.He placed 15 pension plans on a "watch list" based on concerns about their financial health. Those pension plans either had assets equal to less than 70 percent of the present value of their future retirement payments (their funded ratio), or received less than 95 percent of the funding that actuaries...More >>
  • Boys & Girls Club of Joplin: Club Comingo 2014

    Boys & Girls Club of Joplin: Club Comingo 2014

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-09-30 18:48:55 GMT
    Joplin, MO - How about that Chiefs win last night? Quarterback Alex Smith had 248 yards and 3 touchdowns against the New England Patriots!What better way to continue celebrating a Chiefs win than celebrating with the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri on October 25th? That's right, NOTHING is better than supporting your local Boys and Girls Club. Supporters like you enable the Club to continue to provide opportunity and hope to 600 Joplin regional kids per year. Six hundred kids who co...More >>
    Joplin, MO - How about that Chiefs win last night? Quarterback Alex Smith had 248 yards and 3 touchdowns against the New England Patriots!What better way to continue celebrating a Chiefs win than celebrating with the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri on October 25th? That's right, NOTHING is better than supporting your local Boys and Girls Club. Supporters like you enable the Club to continue to provide opportunity and hope to 600 Joplin regional kids per year. Six hundred kids who co...More >>
  • Business of the Year Awards Nominations Due Tomorrow

    Business of the Year Awards Nominations Due Tomorrow

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-09-30 18:04:43 GMT
    The Business of the Year Award nominations are due Tomorrow, October 1st by 3PM! Please take a few minutes and consider what businesses are making a positive impact on our community! We know there are many! Self-Nominations are encouraged! We will be awarding in 3 categories: Small Business (Less than 10 Employees) , Large Business (More than 10 Employees) and Non-Profit Organization.Small Business of the Year•Be a member of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce for 2 years and be in good stand...More >>
    The Business of the Year Award nominations are due Tomorrow, October 1st by 3PM! Please take a few minutes and consider what businesses are making a positive impact on our community! We know there are many! Self-Nominations are encouraged! We will be awarding in 3 categories: Small Business (Less than 10 Employees) , Large Business (More than 10 Employees) and Non-Profit Organization.Small Business of the Year•Be a member of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce for 2 years and be in good stand...More >>
  • 'The Trojan Women' to be staged Oct. 7-11

    'The Trojan Women' to be staged Oct. 7-11

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-09-30 17:29:36 GMT
    Joplin, MO – Southern Theatre will present Eurpides' “The Trojan Women” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, through Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Bud Walton Theatre. Ten years of war have ended. Troy has fallen. The mothers, wives and daughters of the slain wait to be doled out as spoils of war to the victorious Greeks. Euripides' mighty play about the horrors and costs of war continues to shout its message to us across the centuries. Directed by Jim Lile, the cast includes Mollie Sanders as Hecuba; V...More >>
    Joplin, MO – Southern Theatre will present Eurpides' “The Trojan Women” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, through Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Bud Walton Theatre. Ten years of war have ended. Troy has fallen. The mothers, wives and daughters of the slain wait to be doled out as spoils of war to the victorious Greeks. Euripides' mighty play about the horrors and costs of war continues to shout its message to us across the centuries. Directed by Jim Lile, the cast includes Mollie Sanders as Hecuba; V...More >>
  • Neosho Fall Festival Oct. 4th-5th

    Neosho Fall Festival Oct. 4th-5th

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-09-30 17:27:06 GMT
    SATURDAY, OCT 47 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Lions Club Pancake Feed @ Neosho Civic, 109 W Main. $5.8 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest @ Neosho Civic, 109 W. Main. Free for 15 and under. $10 16 and over. Contact Neosho Arts Council at 417-592-0427.9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Art Exhibition and Sale @ Neosho Civic, 109 W. Main. Contact Neosho Arts Council at 417-592-0427.9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Food and Craft Vendors @ Neosho Square.9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Free Inflatable Rides @ Neosho Square9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Live Mus...More >>
    SATURDAY, OCT 47 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Lions Club Pancake Feed @ Neosho Civic, 109 W Main. $5.8 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest @ Neosho Civic, 109 W. Main. Free for 15 and under. $10 16 and over. Contact Neosho Arts Council at 417-592-0427.9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Art Exhibition and Sale @ Neosho Civic, 109 W. Main. Contact Neosho Arts Council at 417-592-0427.9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Food and Craft Vendors @ Neosho Square.9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Free Inflatable Rides @ Neosho Square9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Live Mus...More >>
  • Neosho Fall Festival this weekend!!

    Neosho Fall Festival this weekend!!

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-09-30 17:24:48 GMT
    Neosho, MO - Prepare for two days of family fun in Neosho this weekend as the Neosho Fall Festival hits downtown Neosho on Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5.New to Fall Festival this year is the scarecrow contest. Groups and individuals are creating scarecrows to be displayed in downtown Neosho during fall festival and which will be judged for cash prizes. The scarecrows will be auctioned off at 3 p.m. Sunday, with 80 percent of the proceeds going to the scarecrow creators, 10 percent to ne...More >>
    Neosho, MO - Prepare for two days of family fun in Neosho this weekend as the Neosho Fall Festival hits downtown Neosho on Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5.New to Fall Festival this year is the scarecrow contest. Groups and individuals are creating scarecrows to be displayed in downtown Neosho during fall festival and which will be judged for cash prizes. The scarecrows will be auctioned off at 3 p.m. Sunday, with 80 percent of the proceeds going to the scarecrow creators, 10 percent to ne...More >>
  • Mutombo Family & Crowder College grieving

    Mutombo Family & Crowder College grieving

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-09-30 17:02:16 GMT
     Mutombo came to Crowder from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in January 2012 to pursue a degree in Biology/Pre-Nursing. He was an exemplary student achieving recognition twice on the Dean's List. Mutombo had already obtained his CNA certification. His nurturing nature is what lead him to study to become a CNA and continue to pursue a nursing degree.
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     Mutombo came to Crowder from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in January 2012 to pursue a degree in Biology/Pre-Nursing. He was an exemplary student achieving recognition twice on the Dean's List. Mutombo had already obtained his CNA certification. His nurturing nature is what lead him to study to become a CNA and continue to pursue a nursing degree.

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  • Attorney General Koster obtains judgment against contractor

    Attorney General Koster obtains judgment against contractor

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-09-30 16:54:28 GMT
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today announced a consent judgment against Clark Baxter of Sustainable Design, Inc. for failing to provide construction materials and home-repair services paid for by victims of the Joplin tornado. Under the order, signed by Jasper County Circuit Court Judge Gayle Crane, Baxter will pay a total of $26,000 in restitution and fines, and will permanently be banned from doing business in the state of Missouri in the future.According to Koster, t...More >>
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today announced a consent judgment against Clark Baxter of Sustainable Design, Inc. for failing to provide construction materials and home-repair services paid for by victims of the Joplin tornado. Under the order, signed by Jasper County Circuit Court Judge Gayle Crane, Baxter will pay a total of $26,000 in restitution and fines, and will permanently be banned from doing business in the state of Missouri in the future.According to Koster, t...More >>
  • Campus Christians minister runs free-of-charge bike service to give PSU students a means to get around

    Campus Christians minister runs free-of-charge bike service to give PSU students a means to get around

    Monday, September 29 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-09-30 02:25:48 GMT
    For more than 30 years, don smith has supplied a big demand on campus: two wheels. He fixes up old bikes and loans them to students. More >>
    For more than 30 years, don smith has supplied a big demand on campus: two wheels. He fixes up old bikes and loans them to students. More >>
  • Dangerous railroad crossings in SWMO lead to safety enhancements

    Dangerous railroad crossings in SWMO lead to safety enhancements

    Monday, September 29 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-09-30 01:12:19 GMT
    This week is Railroad Safety Week in the state of Missouri. A dangerous crossing in Southwest Missouri has led to some safety enhancements.More >>
    This week is Railroad Safety Week in the state of Missouri. A dangerous crossing in Southwest Missouri has led to some safety enhancements.More >>
  • Drug Take Back Event Yields Over 200 Pounds

    Drug Take Back Event Yields Over 200 Pounds

    Monday, September 29 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-09-29 22:54:31 GMT
    COLUMBUS, KANSAS – On September 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Columbus Apple Market, Marvin's IGA in Baxter Springs or the Galena City Hall. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps,...More >>
    COLUMBUS, KANSAS – On September 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Columbus Apple Market, Marvin's IGA in Baxter Springs or the Galena City Hall. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps,...More >>
  • Joplin: The tenth most dangerous city in Missouri?

    Joplin: The tenth most dangerous city in Missouri?

    Monday, September 29 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-29 22:06:02 GMT
    Numbers are so accurate, police say, that they can be misleading.More >>
    Numbers are so accurate, police say, that they can be misleading.More >>
  • Cowgill Sentenced

    Cowgill Sentenced

    Monday, September 29 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-09-29 19:47:17 GMT
    Kenton Cowgill took a plea deal in Jasper County. The Court, therefore, accepts the plea of guilty to the charge of Unlawful Use of a weapon a class D felony and finds the Defendant guilty thereof. Defendant requests a sentencing assessment report. Defendant waives right to SAR. The plea agreement is accepted. Allocution is granted.Suspended 4 year prison sentence for 5 years of probation. Court costs to also be paid.Originally charged with:3 counts domestic assault2 counts armed criminal ac...More >>
    Kenton Cowgill took a plea deal in Jasper County. The Court, therefore, accepts the plea of guilty to the charge of Unlawful Use of a weapon a class D felony and finds the Defendant guilty thereof. Defendant requests a sentencing assessment report. Defendant waives right to SAR. The plea agreement is accepted. Allocution is granted.Suspended 4 year prison sentence for 5 years of probation. Court costs to also be paid.Originally charged with:3 counts domestic assault2 counts armed criminal ac...More >>
  • McDonald County Pedestrian Fatal

    McDonald County Pedestrian Fatal

    Monday, September 29 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-09-29 18:58:42 GMT
    Anderson, MO - This morning at 7:15 AM, 3 miles west of Anderson, Mark Carr was struck by a Dodge Pickup. Carr, 20 years old, passed away at 9:10 AM by coroner Tracy Doud.Carr, from Lanagan, MO, was taken to Ozark Funeral home in Anderson. Next of kin was notified.Corporal Tyler Moreland was assisted by SGT Bruce Kiler, Trooper Kotter Kasischke, and Crash Team Corporal Greg Curnes.More >>
    Anderson, MO - This morning at 7:15 AM, 3 miles west of Anderson, Mark Carr was struck by a Dodge Pickup. Carr, 20 years old, passed away at 9:10 AM by coroner Tracy Doud.Carr, from Lanagan, MO, was taken to Ozark Funeral home in Anderson. Next of kin was notified.Corporal Tyler Moreland was assisted by SGT Bruce Kiler, Trooper Kotter Kasischke, and Crash Team Corporal Greg Curnes.More >>
  • City to hold annual auction on Saturday, October 4

    City to hold annual auction on Saturday, October 4

    Monday, September 29 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-09-29 18:09:31 GMT
    Joplin, MO - The City of Joplin will hold its annual Auction on Saturday, October 4, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. The Auction will be held in the Street Maintenance Barn located northwest of the Public Works Center, 1301 West 2nd Street. Parking will be available at the parking lot adjacent to the Center.The merchandise will be available to the public for viewing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 3, and from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, October 4, prior to the start of the auction.Numerous ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - The City of Joplin will hold its annual Auction on Saturday, October 4, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. The Auction will be held in the Street Maintenance Barn located northwest of the Public Works Center, 1301 West 2nd Street. Parking will be available at the parking lot adjacent to the Center.The merchandise will be available to the public for viewing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 3, and from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, October 4, prior to the start of the auction.Numerous ...More >>
  • Sheriff's Office Operations to Get "Hairy"

    Sheriff's Office Operations to Get "Hairy"

    Monday, September 29 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-09-29 17:39:31 GMT
    Lawrence County (MO) - The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will become a "Hairy" place for the next three months. Deputies will once again be joining a fundraiser for area children during the Christmas Holidays.During normal operations, deputies must be cleanly shaven and in full uniform. As part of the fundraiser, deputies may go unshaven until January 1, 2015 by paying a fine for being out of uniform.Deputies who cannot go unshaven may "dress down" in different types of appropriate uniform...More >>
    Lawrence County (MO) - The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will become a "Hairy" place for the next three months. Deputies will once again be joining a fundraiser for area children during the Christmas Holidays.During normal operations, deputies must be cleanly shaven and in full uniform. As part of the fundraiser, deputies may go unshaven until January 1, 2015 by paying a fine for being out of uniform.Deputies who cannot go unshaven may "dress down" in different types of appropriate uniform...More >>
  • The Independent Living Center Hosts Inaugural Benefit Sale

    The Independent Living Center Hosts Inaugural Benefit Sale

    Monday, September 29 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-09-29 16:56:54 GMT
    Joplin, MO - On Friday, October 3rd The Independent Living Center will be hosting its first ever Benefit Sale starting at 8:00AM and going until about 2:00PM! Hundreds of items will be for sale including: Children's clothes (sizes 0-4T); household items ranging from furniture, small appliances, kitchenware, and decorative items; men's and women's accessories, and TONS of other miscellaneous items! Come find some treasures and help TILC celebrate 20 Years of Inspiring Independence! Each depart...More >>
    Joplin, MO - On Friday, October 3rd The Independent Living Center will be hosting its first ever Benefit Sale starting at 8:00AM and going until about 2:00PM! Hundreds of items will be for sale including: Children's clothes (sizes 0-4T); household items ranging from furniture, small appliances, kitchenware, and decorative items; men's and women's accessories, and TONS of other miscellaneous items! Come find some treasures and help TILC celebrate 20 Years of Inspiring Independence! Each depart...More >>
  • Sheriff's Office Website Gets Facelift

    Sheriff's Office Website Gets Facelift

    Monday, September 29 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-09-29 16:42:38 GMT
    Lawrence County (MO) - The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office website has received a facelift. In an effort to provide a more user friendly site and offer more options for users the website design and function has changed.Users will notice a new format but all of the old services are still available. Sex offender information, current inmate roster, warrants, etc. are all still available. The front page of the site updates users on the last inmate to be booked into the Lawrence County Jail.Users...More >>
    Lawrence County (MO) - The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office website has received a facelift. In an effort to provide a more user friendly site and offer more options for users the website design and function has changed.Users will notice a new format but all of the old services are still available. Sex offender information, current inmate roster, warrants, etc. are all still available. The front page of the site updates users on the last inmate to be booked into the Lawrence County Jail.Users...More >>
  • Fatal Crash claims Life of Nevada Woman

    Fatal Crash claims Life of Nevada Woman

    Sunday, September 28 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-29 02:28:31 GMT
    A Nevada woman is dead after being thrown from a car. 26 year old Whitney York of Nevada died Saturday night on Route E, five miles east of Milo, Missouri.The car driven by 33 year old Gary Drake left the road and became airborne, hitting a utility pole and overturning and ejecting York who was not wearing a seatbelt. The crash occurred around 5:30pm Saturday. Drake was wearing a seatbelt and was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.The Missouri Highway Patrol, Vernon County Sheri...More >>
    A Nevada woman is dead after being thrown from a car. 26 year old Whitney York of Nevada died Saturday night on Route E, five miles east of Milo, Missouri.The car driven by 33 year old Gary Drake left the road and became airborne, hitting a utility pole and overturning and ejecting York who was not wearing a seatbelt. The crash occurred around 5:30pm Saturday. Drake was wearing a seatbelt and was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.The Missouri Highway Patrol, Vernon County Sheri...More >>
  • Cherokee County residents call for grand jury investigation of land annex for proposed landfill

    Cherokee County residents call for grand jury investigation of land annex for proposed landfill

    Sunday, September 28 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-29 02:10:47 GMT
    This afternoon members of a coalition gathered to collect signatures.More >>
    This afternoon members of a coalition gathered to collect signatures. More >>
  • McCune Fall Festival closes with hard-hitting demolition derby

    McCune Fall Festival closes with hard-hitting demolition derby

    Sunday, September 28 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-09-29 02:11:18 GMT
    Put on by the McCune Lions Club, the event showcased more than 35 drivers and their demolition cars.  ...More >>
    Put on by the McCune Lions Club, the event showcased more than 35 drivers and their demolition cars.  ...More >>
  • Thousands Volunteer for Great Day of Service Across Joplin

    Thousands Volunteer for Great Day of Service Across Joplin

    Thursday, October 16 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-10-16 17:10:04 GMT
    More than 2,000 volunteers take to the streets of Joplin to help improve the community. More >>
    More than 2,000 volunteers take to the streets of Joplin to help improve the community. More >>
  • LovinGrace house helps young women achieve success

    LovinGrace house helps young women achieve success

    Sunday, September 28 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-09-28 19:56:56 GMT
    LovinGrace is a non-profit organization in Joplin that helps women, ages 18 through 24, who have been in foster care or homeless situations. Their mission is to not only meet their immediate needs, but also to prepare them for a brighter future, long-term. The LovinGrace house opened last February, and is already changing the lives of its inhabitants.More >>
    LovinGrace is a non-profit organization in Joplin that helps women, ages 18 through 24, who have been in foster care or homeless situations. Their mission is to not only meet their immediate needs, but also to prepare them for a brighter future, long-term. The LovinGrace house opened last February, and is already changing the lives of its inhabitants.More >>
  • Mayor of Duquesne, MO submits resignation

    Mayor of Duquesne, MO submits resignation

    Saturday, September 27 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-09-28 01:55:54 GMT
    The mayor of Duquesne, MO submits his resignation. Former mayor Denny White tells other city officials he has sold his house and is moving out of Duquesne. White delivered a letter of resignation to the city clerk, effective Friday, Sep. 26, saying he is resigning for health reasons.More >>
    The mayor of Duquesne, MO submits his resignation. Former mayor Denny White tells other city officials he has sold his house and is moving out of Duquesne. White delivered a letter of resignation to the city clerk, effective Friday, Sep. 26, saying he is resigning for health reasons.More >>
  • Parsons Tri-City Airport fly-in draws in nearly 40 planes

    Parsons Tri-City Airport fly-in draws in nearly 40 planes

    Saturday, September 27 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-09-28 01:46:56 GMT
    More than 300 people turn out to the Parsons Tri-City Airport for a fly-in today. Nearly 40 planes were on display, including two WWII fighter jets from Wichita, KS.More >>
    More than 300 people turn out to the Parsons Tri-City Airport for a fly-in today. Nearly 40 planes were on display, including two WWII fighter jets from Wichita, KS.More >>
  • 17th annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival draws in more than 6,000 people

    17th annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival draws in more than 6,000 people

    Saturday, September 27 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-09-28 01:36:27 GMT
    More than 6,000 people attend the 17th annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival.More >>
    More than 6,000 people attend the 17th annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival.More >>
  • Fishing derby held at Lakeside Park in Pittsburg

    Fishing derby held at Lakeside Park in Pittsburg

    Saturday, September 27 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-09-28 01:33:41 GMT
    Some families in Pittsburg take advantage of the nice weather in a fishing derby at Lakeside Park.More >>
    Some families in Pittsburg take advantage of the nice weather in a fishing derby at Lakeside Park.More >>
  • Four staters raise their heart rates and move their feet to beat cardiovascular disease

    Four staters raise their heart rates and move their feet to beat cardiovascular disease

    Saturday, September 27 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-09-27 23:47:10 GMT
    Missouri Southern hosted the Four State Heart Walk. Deemed as a "mission in action" by the American Heart Association, the event attracted heart disease warriors, as well as family and friends. More >>
    Missouri Southern hosted the Four State Heart Walk. Deemed as a "mission in action" by the American Heart Association, the event attracted heart disease warriors, as well as family and friends. More >>
  • High School Football Scores (9-26)

    High School Football Scores (9-26)

    Saturday, September 27 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-09-27 04:11:38 GMT
    Riverton35Baxter Springs6FinalErie12Burlington67FinalIndependence35Caney Valley21FinalRepublic35Carthage40FinalMiami0Cascia Hall38FinalPittsburg66Chanute36FinalFredonia32Cherryvale27FinalCassville7Carl Junction49FinalSarcoxie 20Diamond21FinalEl Dorado Springs42McAuley6FinalFoyil7Fairland13FinalGalena26Frontenac30FinalField Kindley42Fort Scott46FinalColumbus41Girard16FinalTulsa-Noah29Grove42FinalOsawatomie48Iola31Final - ThursdayKeys27Jay35FinalJayhawk Linn6Maranatha0FinalAltoona-MidwayMarmato...More >>
    Riverton35Baxter Springs6FinalErie12Burlington67FinalIndependence35Caney Valley21FinalRepublic35Carthage40FinalMiami0Cascia Hall38FinalPittsburg66Chanute36FinalFredonia32Cherryvale27FinalCassville7Carl Junction49FinalSarcoxie 20Diamond21FinalEl Dorado Springs42McAuley6FinalFoyil7Fairland13FinalGalena26Frontenac30FinalField Kindley42Fort Scott46FinalColumbus41Girard16FinalTulsa-Noah29Grove42FinalOsawatomie48Iola31Final - ThursdayKeys27Jay35FinalJayhawk Linn6Maranatha0FinalAltoona-MidwayMarmato...More >>
  • Seneca city officials say neglected building has potential to devastate general fund

    Seneca city officials say neglected building has potential to devastate general fund

    Friday, September 26 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-26 22:33:01 GMT
    City officials in Seneca, MO say a neglected building downtown has the potential to devastate the city's general fund. The city council is currently in legal negotiations after the property owner has filed for a LLC to get out from under any liability for his property. Many nearby business owners say the structure is not only a threat to their livelihoods, but also their lives.More >>
    City officials in Seneca, MO say a neglected building downtown has the potential to devastate the city's general fund. The city council is currently in legal negotiations after the property owner has filed for a LLC to get out from under any liability for his property. Many nearby business owners say the structure is not only a threat to their livelihoods, but also their lives.More >>
  • Resurfacing on U.S. 69 driving lane starts Monday (Sept. 29)

    Resurfacing on U.S. 69 driving lane starts Monday (Sept. 29)

    Friday, September 26 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-09-26 22:03:08 GMT
    Starting Monday, Sept. 29, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin resurfacing the driving lanes on U.S. 69 at Pittsburg.The road work starts at the U.S.400/K-171 junction and continues north for 7.6 miles to the junction with U.S. 69 Business. The contractor has already completed chip sealing the shoulders on this stretch. Beginning Monday an ultra-thin asphalt bonded overlay will be placed on the driving lanes, with traffic at the work zone restricted to one-lane guided by...More >>
    Starting Monday, Sept. 29, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin resurfacing the driving lanes on U.S. 69 at Pittsburg.The road work starts at the U.S.400/K-171 junction and continues north for 7.6 miles to the junction with U.S. 69 Business. The contractor has already completed chip sealing the shoulders on this stretch. Beginning Monday an ultra-thin asphalt bonded overlay will be placed on the driving lanes, with traffic at the work zone restricted to one-lane guided by...More >>
  • Deputy Barrett goes the extra step for a Birthday Request

    Deputy Barrett goes the extra step for a Birthday Request

    Friday, September 26 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-26 21:59:24 GMT
    Deputies at the Jasper County Sheriff's Office were contacted several months ago regarding Tyler Seddon, a young Burrillville, NJ, boy who is battling leukemia. His mother used social media to request birthday wishes for her son from his heroes: police officers and firefighters.Jasper County Sheriff deputies signed a birthday card and sent a package including patches and other items. One deputy was touched by the story of Seddon and decided to do more for this young man. Deputy Everett Barret...More >>
    Deputies at the Jasper County Sheriff's Office were contacted several months ago regarding Tyler Seddon, a young Burrillville, NJ, boy who is battling leukemia. His mother used social media to request birthday wishes for her son from his heroes: police officers and firefighters.Jasper County Sheriff deputies signed a birthday card and sent a package including patches and other items. One deputy was touched by the story of Seddon and decided to do more for this young man. Deputy Everett Barret...More >>
  • Two Charged in Local Burglary

    Two Charged in Local Burglary

    Friday, September 26 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-09-26 21:55:58 GMT
    Carthage, MO - On September 21, 2014, the Carthage Police Department was called to a residence in the west part of the city in which a locked storage shed had been burglarized. Through an investigation Paul Long and Terry Long were contacted and charged with second degree burglary. Bond was set at $3500.00 on each of the subjects.Over $1800.00 in stolen property was recovered in Joplin and Webb City Missouri which included; a weed eater, a compressor, hand power tools, fishing equipment, whic...More >>
    Carthage, MO - On September 21, 2014, the Carthage Police Department was called to a residence in the west part of the city in which a locked storage shed had been burglarized. Through an investigation Paul Long and Terry Long were contacted and charged with second degree burglary. Bond was set at $3500.00 on each of the subjects.Over $1800.00 in stolen property was recovered in Joplin and Webb City Missouri which included; a weed eater, a compressor, hand power tools, fishing equipment, whic...More >>
  • Homeowners wake to an intruder in their home

    Homeowners wake to an intruder in their home

    Friday, September 26 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-26 21:41:32 GMT
    Barry County (MO) - Homeowners wake to an intruder in their Home On 9/18/14 at approximately 11:58 pm Cpl Kerry Headrick with the Barry County Sheriff's Office responded to St. Johns Wood Lane in Shell Knob, MO. Upon arrival he met with the female complainant who stated that they were asleep and had heard a noise in the kitchen. She stated that her husband had went down the hallway to investigate and found an intruder in their kitchen. He proceeded to chase the intruder who got his leg caught...More >>
    Barry County (MO) - Homeowners wake to an intruder in their Home On 9/18/14 at approximately 11:58 pm Cpl Kerry Headrick with the Barry County Sheriff's Office responded to St. Johns Wood Lane in Shell Knob, MO. Upon arrival he met with the female complainant who stated that they were asleep and had heard a noise in the kitchen. She stated that her husband had went down the hallway to investigate and found an intruder in their kitchen. He proceeded to chase the intruder who got his leg caught...More >>
  • Stolen Bobcat Recovered

    Stolen Bobcat Recovered

    Friday, September 26 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-09-26 21:40:21 GMT
    Barry County (MO) - On 9/19/14 Sheriff Mick Epperly received a tip on the location of a possibly stolen bobcat. Sheriff Epperly along with Detective Robert Evenson drove to a location outside of Wheelerville. Sheriff Epperly observed a white male driving the bobcat. Epperly told the male subject that the bobcat was possbily stolen out of Lawrence County 2 years ago and that he need to check for serial numbers and identifying marks. The driver of the bobcat stated that he had gotten the bobcat...More >>
    Barry County (MO) - On 9/19/14 Sheriff Mick Epperly received a tip on the location of a possibly stolen bobcat. Sheriff Epperly along with Detective Robert Evenson drove to a location outside of Wheelerville. Sheriff Epperly observed a white male driving the bobcat. Epperly told the male subject that the bobcat was possbily stolen out of Lawrence County 2 years ago and that he need to check for serial numbers and identifying marks. The driver of the bobcat stated that he had gotten the bobcat...More >>
  • Monett Man Charged With Statutory Rape

    Monett Man Charged With Statutory Rape

    Friday, September 26 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-26 21:39:06 GMT
    Barry County (MO) - On 9/24/14 Detective Terry Meek arrested 35 year old Joseph Michael Hunepohl. Hunepohl is currently being held in the Barry County Jail and has been charged with Statutory Rape 1st Degree and has a 100,000 cash only bond. Hunephohl is being accused of having sexual acts with a 13 year old female and a 14 year old female.More >>
    Barry County (MO) - On 9/24/14 Detective Terry Meek arrested 35 year old Joseph Michael Hunepohl. Hunepohl is currently being held in the Barry County Jail and has been charged with Statutory Rape 1st Degree and has a 100,000 cash only bond. Hunephohl is being accused of having sexual acts with a 13 year old female and a 14 year old female.More >>
  • Hickory Creek Farms: Fun Fall Festive Activities!!

    Hickory Creek Farms: Fun Fall Festive Activities!!

    Friday, September 26 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-26 21:32:57 GMT
    McCune, KS - How about celebrating the new Fall season with a peaceful hay ride through scenic timberland or a thrilling jaunt through a ripe corn maze bordered by growing pumpkins!Wow! Sound inviting? Where can you find a place like that close to home? Well, look no further! Hickory Creek Farms IS just such a place! What a great get-away for the whole family! A real pumpkin farm with a real farm atmosphere, complete with lots of space and fun stuff! Where else can you see live chickens race ...More >>
    McCune, KS - How about celebrating the new Fall season with a peaceful hay ride through scenic timberland or a thrilling jaunt through a ripe corn maze bordered by growing pumpkins!Wow! Sound inviting? Where can you find a place like that close to home? Well, look no further! Hickory Creek Farms IS just such a place! What a great get-away for the whole family! A real pumpkin farm with a real farm atmosphere, complete with lots of space and fun stuff! Where else can you see live chickens race ...More >>
  • Baxter Springs City Council lists 13 properties for possible demolition

    Baxter Springs City Council lists 13 properties for possible demolition

    Thursday, September 25 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-09-26 01:46:40 GMT
    This week marks five months since the April 27 tornado in Baxter Springs, KS. The town lost 65 homes and now, city officials are working to avoid losing even more.More >>
    This week marks five months since the April 27 tornado in Baxter Springs, KS. The town lost 65 homes and now, city officials are working to avoid losing even more.More >>
  • Sarah Palin Stumps with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in Independence

    Sarah Palin Stumps with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in Independence

    Thursday, September 25 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-09-25 21:13:46 GMT
    Pat roberts campaign gets a publicity boost from Governor Sarah Palin as they stop in southeast Kansas.It'sa campaign that's garnering national attention and today senator pat roberts stumped in independence..Even Roberts calls Sarah Palin a celebrity and she is a big draw when it comes to conservative voters. Palin spoke to a full house saying of Roberts, "He's pro landmark, pro life pro gun."Palin praised Senator Roberts conservative values in front of a packed house at the Independence mu...More >>
    Pat roberts campaign gets a publicity boost from Governor Sarah Palin as they stop in southeast Kansas.It'sa campaign that's garnering national attention and today senator pat roberts stumped in independence..Even Roberts calls Sarah Palin a celebrity and she is a big draw when it comes to conservative voters. Palin spoke to a full house saying of Roberts, "He's pro landmark, pro life pro gun."Palin praised Senator Roberts conservative values in front of a packed house at the Independence mu...More >>
  • Nevada Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Child Porn

    Nevada Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Child Porn

    Thursday, September 25 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-25 21:48:03 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Nevada, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography.James D. Stevens, 50, of Nevada, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas Harpool on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, to 12 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Stevens to forfeit to the government a laptop computer, a tablet computer, various hard...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Nevada, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography.James D. Stevens, 50, of Nevada, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas Harpool on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, to 12 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Stevens to forfeit to the government a laptop computer, a tablet computer, various hard...More >>
  • Update on Larry Walker

    Update on Larry Walker

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-09-24 23:29:52 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - On September 21 2014 at 1:26 am the Crawford County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a male breaking windows and attempting to gain entry into a residence located at 703 6th street McCune Kansas. The caller stated her husband and Larry Walker had been fighting after Walker attempted to gain entry into the residence and Walker was unconscious on the porch.Upon arrival deputies found Larry Walker 38 years old of McCune unconscious with severe head injuries. Walker was flo...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - On September 21 2014 at 1:26 am the Crawford County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a male breaking windows and attempting to gain entry into a residence located at 703 6th street McCune Kansas. The caller stated her husband and Larry Walker had been fighting after Walker attempted to gain entry into the residence and Walker was unconscious on the porch.Upon arrival deputies found Larry Walker 38 years old of McCune unconscious with severe head injuries. Walker was flo...More >>
  • Governor Nixon Praises Webb City MSIP Report Card/Urges Students to take Rigorous Classes

    Governor Nixon Praises Webb City MSIP Report Card/Urges Students to take Rigorous Classes

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-24 21:58:38 GMT
    Governor Jay Nixon says a world class education costs money and requires rigorous state standards.Today he came to Webb City High School where administrators have proven education money invested here is being wisely spent. Governor Nixon announced at an assembly, "You went from an 88 to a 95 in one year."Governor Nixon says to prepare students to compete for jobs around the world, the state raised the bar for school d...More >>
    Governor Jay Nixon says a world class education costs money and requires rigorous state standards.Today he came to Webb City High School where administrators have proven education money invested here is being wisely spent. Governor Nixon announced at an assembly, "You went from an 88 to a 95 in one year."Governor Nixon says to prepare students to compete for jobs around the world, the state raised the bar for school d...More >>
  • Redevelopment of Joe Becker Stadium Begins

    Redevelopment of Joe Becker Stadium Begins

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-09-24 21:45:53 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Officials with the Joplin City Council, Parks and Recreation and the Joplin Blasters held a Groundbreaking Ceremony at the Joe Becker field today to recognize work beginning on the redevelopment of the stadium. Stadium architect Chad Greer of Corner Greer Architects in Joplin, as well as Crossland Construction and Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce representatives were also included in the event.Plans for Joe Becker Stadium, located at 1301 E. 3rd, include numerous improvements in o...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Officials with the Joplin City Council, Parks and Recreation and the Joplin Blasters held a Groundbreaking Ceremony at the Joe Becker field today to recognize work beginning on the redevelopment of the stadium. Stadium architect Chad Greer of Corner Greer Architects in Joplin, as well as Crossland Construction and Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce representatives were also included in the event.Plans for Joe Becker Stadium, located at 1301 E. 3rd, include numerous improvements in o...More >>
  • Statement from Vinylplex, Victim Identified in Industrial Accident

    Statement from Vinylplex, Victim Identified in Industrial Accident

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-24 21:39:24 GMT

    On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm, first responders from the Pittsburg Police Department, Pittsburg Fire Department and Crawford County EMS responded to Vinylplex, 1800 E. Atkinson in reference to an industrial accident....

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    On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm, first responders from the Pittsburg Police Department, Pittsburg Fire Department and Crawford County EMS responded to Vinylplex, 1800 E. Atkinson in reference to an industrial accident....

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  • Electric Company customer scammed out of several thousand dollars

    Electric Company customer scammed out of several thousand dollars

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-24 21:29:17 GMT
    Mt. Vernon, MO - An elderly Ozark Electric Cooperative member was scammed out of several thousand dollars today by two men portraying themselves as Ozark Electric Cooperative employees and driving a white truck. Ozark Electric Cooperative cannot emphasize enough that: (1) ALL Ozark Electric Cooperative employees carry photo identification cards and should be asked to produce them. (2) It is VERY rare that an employee would ask to enter a home as was done today as our service ends at the meter...More >>
    Mt. Vernon, MO - An elderly Ozark Electric Cooperative member was scammed out of several thousand dollars today by two men portraying themselves as Ozark Electric Cooperative employees and driving a white truck. Ozark Electric Cooperative cannot emphasize enough that: (1) ALL Ozark Electric Cooperative employees carry photo identification cards and should be asked to produce them. (2) It is VERY rare that an employee would ask to enter a home as was done today as our service ends at the meter...More >>
  • Avilla R-13 Chili Supper

    Avilla R-13 Chili Supper

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-09-24 20:37:44 GMT
    What: Avilla R-13 Chili SupperWhen: October 4, 2014Time: 4pm to 7pmWhere: Avilla School, 400 Sarcoxie Street, Avilla, MO 64833More >>
    What: Avilla R-13 Chili SupperWhen: October 4, 2014Time: 4pm to 7pmWhere: Avilla School, 400 Sarcoxie Street, Avilla, MO 64833More >>
  • Catwalk & Cocktails Event

    Catwalk & Cocktails Event

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-09-24 20:33:06 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The SEK Humane Society and Pawprints on the Heartland are hosting the 4th annual Catwalk and Cocktails event to raise money for the Trap, Neuter, Return program. Tickets for the event are now on sale at the Doggie Bag! The ladies night Catwalk and Cocktails event will be held on Tuesday, October 14th at 7pm at Parrot Bey, 408 N Locust St, Pittsburg, KS. It will be a wonderful, upscale evening out!A $25 ticket includes yummy adult beverages, delicious hors d'oeuvres, amazing si...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The SEK Humane Society and Pawprints on the Heartland are hosting the 4th annual Catwalk and Cocktails event to raise money for the Trap, Neuter, Return program. Tickets for the event are now on sale at the Doggie Bag! The ladies night Catwalk and Cocktails event will be held on Tuesday, October 14th at 7pm at Parrot Bey, 408 N Locust St, Pittsburg, KS. It will be a wonderful, upscale evening out!A $25 ticket includes yummy adult beverages, delicious hors d'oeuvres, amazing si...More >>
  • Phase IV Street Improvement Project to begin in the City of Miami

    Phase IV Street Improvement Project to begin in the City of Miami

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-09-24 19:00:45 GMT
    MIAMI, OK – Portions of four city streets will begin to close starting Sept. 29 as the City of Miami begins Phase IV of its street improvement project, according to Miami's assistant public works director, Tyler Cline.Areas set for closure are I Street NW between 9th and 12th streets northwest; N Street NW between BJ Tunnel Boulevard and a point 100 feet past 10th Street NW; 13th Avenue NE between E Street NW and A Street NW; and BJ Tunnel from D Street NE to the railroad tracks. All four str...More >>
    MIAMI, OK – Portions of four city streets will begin to close starting Sept. 29 as the City of Miami begins Phase IV of its street improvement project, according to Miami's assistant public works director, Tyler Cline.Areas set for closure are I Street NW between 9th and 12th streets northwest; N Street NW between BJ Tunnel Boulevard and a point 100 feet past 10th Street NW; 13th Avenue NE between E Street NW and A Street NW; and BJ Tunnel from D Street NE to the railroad tracks. All four str...More >>
  • PSU Theatre presents: YOU CANT TAKE IT WITH YOU

    PSU Theatre presents: YOU CANT TAKE IT WITH YOU

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-09-24 17:13:55 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg State University Theatre presents YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, one of the most popular American comedies of all time, on Thursday – Saturday, October 23-25, 8pm, at Memorial Auditorium.The play, written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, follows the multi-generational antics of the eccentric Sycamore family in 1936 New York. Not only do the Sycamores lead a free-spirited life, they also attract an odd assortment of friends and houseguests. Though the family believes ...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg State University Theatre presents YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, one of the most popular American comedies of all time, on Thursday – Saturday, October 23-25, 8pm, at Memorial Auditorium.The play, written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, follows the multi-generational antics of the eccentric Sycamore family in 1936 New York. Not only do the Sycamores lead a free-spirited life, they also attract an odd assortment of friends and houseguests. Though the family believes ...More >>
  • LifeChoices Celebrates 25 Years of Service w/ Special Guest Gov. Sarah Palin

    LifeChoices Celebrates 25 Years of Service w/ Special Guest Gov. Sarah Palin

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-09-24 16:56:15 GMT
    LifeChoices Health Network will be celebrating 25 years of service on Thursday, September 25th, with special guest Governor Sarah Palin as thekeynote speaker. This educational and fundraising event will be held at 7:00 PM in Taylor Performing Arts Center, located on the campus ofMissouri Southern State University.LifeChoices is a non-profit organization that provides holistic reproductive health services and education to Joplin, Carthage and the surroundingareas. Last year, through our three ...More >>
    LifeChoices Health Network will be celebrating 25 years of service on Thursday, September 25th, with special guest Governor Sarah Palin as thekeynote speaker. This educational and fundraising event will be held at 7:00 PM in Taylor Performing Arts Center, located on the campus ofMissouri Southern State University.LifeChoices is a non-profit organization that provides holistic reproductive health services and education to Joplin, Carthage and the surroundingareas. Last year, through our three ...More >>
  • Property Tax Relief Available for Homeowners Affected By April Tornado In Cherokee County

    Property Tax Relief Available for Homeowners Affected By April Tornado In Cherokee County

    Thursday, October 16 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-10-16 17:08:52 GMT
    Homeowners in Baxter Springs whose property was damaged by the April 27th tornado can now get a tax break. Many homes were wiped out or heavily damaged. Now, homeowners can get property tax relief by simply filling out an application.More >>
    Homeowners in Baxter Springs whose property was damaged by the April 27th tornado can now get a tax break. Many homes were wiped out or heavily damaged. Now, homeowners can get property tax relief by simply filling out an application.More >>
  • Parents asked to prepare kids for armed intruder drill at school

    Parents asked to prepare kids for armed intruder drill at school

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-09-23 23:03:51 GMT
    School district officials say a state Senate bill now requires to have armed intruder drills.More >>
    School district officials say a state Senate bill now requires to have armed intruder drills.More >>
  • Govenor Nixon to visit Webb City R-7

    Govenor Nixon to visit Webb City R-7

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-23 22:33:05 GMT
    Webb City, Missouri – The Webb City School District will host Governor Nixon on Wednesday, September 24th as part of his SW Missouri tour. Governor Nixon plans to meet with administration, school officials, school board members and several students in a round table format at 10:00 at Webb City High School Media Center. Governor Nixon will also speak to the high school students at 10:30 a.m. in the gymnasiumMore >>
    Webb City, Missouri – The Webb City School District will host Governor Nixon on Wednesday, September 24th as part of his SW Missouri tour. Governor Nixon plans to meet with administration, school officials, school board members and several students in a round table format at 10:00 at Webb City High School Media Center. Governor Nixon will also speak to the high school students at 10:30 a.m. in the gymnasiumMore >>
  • Body Found In Stockton Lake Identified

    Body Found In Stockton Lake Identified

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-09-23 22:29:52 GMT
    Dade County (MO) - On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a body was located and recovered on Stockton Lake, near the Highway H and Highway Y intersection, in Dade County. The body was positively identified as Rodney Wade David, 61, of Golden City, Missouri. Mr. David had been reported missing since September 19, 2014, at approximately 5:30 p.m., when Marine Operations Troopers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to an unoccupied boat running in circles in t...More >>
    Dade County (MO) - On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a body was located and recovered on Stockton Lake, near the Highway H and Highway Y intersection, in Dade County. The body was positively identified as Rodney Wade David, 61, of Golden City, Missouri. Mr. David had been reported missing since September 19, 2014, at approximately 5:30 p.m., when Marine Operations Troopers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to an unoccupied boat running in circles in t...More >>
  • Carl Junction Installs Sidewalks to Add Safety

    Carl Junction Installs Sidewalks to Add Safety

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-09-23 22:28:20 GMT
    Carl Junction students will soon have a safer walk to schools. The city is working with MODOT to add sidewalks in two areas of town. Work is now underway.Crews install box culverts into the ditches on the north side of Pennel street in Carl Junction. On top of those, new concrete sidewalks will be poured creating a path to the park and downtown. City Administrator Steve Lawver says, “The biggest thing is safety. Pede...More >>
    Carl Junction students will soon have a safer walk to schools. The city is working with MODOT to add sidewalks in two areas of town. Work is now underway.Crews install box culverts into the ditches on the north side of Pennel street in Carl Junction. On top of those, new concrete sidewalks will be poured creating a path to the park and downtown. City Administrator Steve Lawver says, “The biggest thing is safety. Pede...More >>
  • Nevada Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Porn

    Nevada Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Porn

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-23 20:29:08 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada, Mo., man who is a registered sex offender was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.David Lee Knowles, 56, of Nevada, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Knowles to forfeit to the government an iPad2, a desktop computer, an ...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada, Mo., man who is a registered sex offender was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.David Lee Knowles, 56, of Nevada, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Knowles to forfeit to the government an iPad2, a desktop computer, an ...More >>
  • City sets groundbreaking for redevelopment of Joe Becker Stadium

    City sets groundbreaking for redevelopment of Joe Becker Stadium

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-23 18:42:49 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Officials with the Joplin City Council, Parks and Recreation and the Joplin Blasters will host a Groundbreaking at the Joe Becker field at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 as work begins on the redevelopment of the stadium. They will be joined by stadium architect Chad Greer of Corner Greer Architects in Joplin, as well as Crossland Construction and Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce representatives.The event will be held at the stadium site, 1301 E. 3rd, located at intersection of...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Officials with the Joplin City Council, Parks and Recreation and the Joplin Blasters will host a Groundbreaking at the Joe Becker field at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 as work begins on the redevelopment of the stadium. They will be joined by stadium architect Chad Greer of Corner Greer Architects in Joplin, as well as Crossland Construction and Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce representatives.The event will be held at the stadium site, 1301 E. 3rd, located at intersection of...More >>
  • Gov. Nixon orders flags to half-staff to honor the passing of State Rep. Randy Pike

    Gov. Nixon orders flags to half-staff to honor the passing of State Rep. Randy Pike

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-09-23 17:51:21 GMT
    Jefferson City - Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement on the passing of State Rep. Randy Pike (R-Adrian), who died on Saturday."Representative Pike was deeply committed to his family, his faith and his community which he represented with distinction for more than a decade as a county commissioner, and most recently, as a state representative," Gov. Nixon said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children, his family, his friends and the people of the 126th District....More >>
    Jefferson City - Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement on the passing of State Rep. Randy Pike (R-Adrian), who died on Saturday."Representative Pike was deeply committed to his family, his faith and his community which he represented with distinction for more than a decade as a county commissioner, and most recently, as a state representative," Gov. Nixon said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children, his family, his friends and the people of the 126th District....More >>
  • Carl Junction BOE approves resolution opposing Amendment 3

    Carl Junction BOE approves resolution opposing Amendment 3

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-09-23 17:05:30 GMT
    Carl Junction, MO - The Carl Junction Board of Education passed a resolution to officially oppose Amendment 3 on the November ballot, which would take away local control of our schools. The vote taken at the September 22 meeting was unanimous in support of the resolution.Acting Board of Education President Lisa Knutzen had this to say about the board's resolution to oppose the amendment:"Amendment 3 will take away local control of our schools, and we are fundamentally opposed to that. Amendme...More >>
    Carl Junction, MO - The Carl Junction Board of Education passed a resolution to officially oppose Amendment 3 on the November ballot, which would take away local control of our schools. The vote taken at the September 22 meeting was unanimous in support of the resolution.Acting Board of Education President Lisa Knutzen had this to say about the board's resolution to oppose the amendment:"Amendment 3 will take away local control of our schools, and we are fundamentally opposed to that. Amendme...More >>
  • Groundbreaking set for new baseball stadium

    Groundbreaking set for new baseball stadium

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-09-23 16:53:32 GMT
    Joplin, MO – A groundbreaking for Missouri Southern's new baseball stadium will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, adjacent to the MSSU Softball Complex, east of Fred G. Hughes Stadium at the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex.The $2.5 million project was made possible through a fundraising campaign initiated by the MSSU Baseball Advisory Committee in collaboration with the Missouri Southern Foundation.For many years, the Lions baseball team has called Joplin's historic Joe Becker Stadium h...More >>
    Joplin, MO – A groundbreaking for Missouri Southern's new baseball stadium will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, adjacent to the MSSU Softball Complex, east of Fred G. Hughes Stadium at the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex.The $2.5 million project was made possible through a fundraising campaign initiated by the MSSU Baseball Advisory Committee in collaboration with the Missouri Southern Foundation.For many years, the Lions baseball team has called Joplin's historic Joe Becker Stadium h...More >>
  • Joplin City Council members discuss plans for Memorial Hall while finalizing 2015 budget

    Joplin City Council members discuss plans for Memorial Hall while finalizing 2015 budget

    Monday, September 22 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-09-23 01:50:54 GMT
    Tonight Joplin City Council members met at Memorial Hall to consider options for the facility, while working to finalize the 2015 budget. City officials say some funds in the 2015 budget are financially stable, but others like the general fund are not.More >>
    Tonight Joplin City Council members met at Memorial Hall to consider options for the facility, while working to finalize the 2015 budget. City officials say some funds in the 2015 budget are financially stable, but others like the general fund are not.More >>
  • Local Schools Speak Out in Opposition to Amendment 3 Ballot Measure

    Local Schools Speak Out in Opposition to Amendment 3 Ballot Measure

    Thursday, October 16 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-10-16 17:09:49 GMT
    Education reform proposal will appear on Missouri's November ballot. It would change the way teachers are evaluated. Now local school districts are speaking out against amendment three.More >>
    Education reform proposal will appear on Missouri's November ballot. It would change the way teachers are evaluated. Now local school districts are speaking out against amendment three.More >>
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