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  • Miami Schools Proposes $22.7 Million Expansion

    Miami Schools Proposes $22.7 Million Expansion

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

    Columbia Elementary safe room project delayed due to mine shaft

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

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

    Friday, January 30 2015 6:39 PM EST2015-01-30 23:39:57 GMT
    A big part of Governor Nixon's visit to Joplin was to welcome a new business to the area. More >>
    A big part of Governor Nixon's visit to Joplin was to welcome a new business to the area. More >>
  • Joplin Schools' Elementary Gifted Program - Market Day - Jan. 31st

    Joplin Schools' Elementary Gifted Program - Market Day - Jan. 31st

    Friday, January 30 2015 6:32 PM EST2015-01-30 23:32:42 GMT
    Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10-11 a.m., Joplin Schools' Elementary Gifted Program will host Market Day, an event where second through fifth grade students will showcase the small businesses they have created over the last several weeks as part of a unit on economics. The event will be held in the gymnasium at McKinley Elementary, 610 S. Forest Ave. Attendees will receive student-created money that they can use to purchase goods and services. From mini pizzas to French hair stylists, these eclectic...More >>
    Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10-11 a.m., Joplin Schools' Elementary Gifted Program will host Market Day, an event where second through fifth grade students will showcase the small businesses they have created over the last several weeks as part of a unit on economics. The event will be held in the gymnasium at McKinley Elementary, 610 S. Forest Ave. Attendees will receive student-created money that they can use to purchase goods and services. From mini pizzas to French hair stylists, these eclectic...More >>
  • Pittsburg's Via Christi receives $81 thousand donation

    Pittsburg's Via Christi receives $81 thousand donation

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

    Galena man found guilty of child sex crimes

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

    Dino Day reaches funding goal; Original Art Still Available

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

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

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

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  • McDonald County man wanted by FBI

    McDonald County man wanted by FBI

    Friday, January 30 2015 2:48 PM EST2015-01-30 19:48:13 GMT
    On September 16, 1994, Timothy Thomas Coombs allegedly shot a Missouri Highway Trooper in the chest, while the officer was standing in his rural Missouri home. Although the officer was seriously injured, he survived the attack. It is believed that the shooting was in retalitation for the officer's arrest of a man who was an acquaintance of Coombs.On September 23, 1994, a state arrest warrant was issued in the Division II Circuit Court in the State of Missouri, County of McDonald, charging Coo...More >>
    On September 16, 1994, Timothy Thomas Coombs allegedly shot a Missouri Highway Trooper in the chest, while the officer was standing in his rural Missouri home. Although the officer was seriously injured, he survived the attack. It is believed that the shooting was in retalitation for the officer's arrest of a man who was an acquaintance of Coombs.On September 23, 1994, a state arrest warrant was issued in the Division II Circuit Court in the State of Missouri, County of McDonald, charging Coo...More >>
  • Chicken & Noodle Dinner - February 22nd

    Chicken & Noodle Dinner - February 22nd

    Friday, January 30 2015 1:39 PM EST2015-01-30 18:39:41 GMT
    Chicken Noodle Dinner to benefit Humboldt High School After Prom 2015Sunday, February 22nd, 201511:00am - 2:00pmHumboldt High School CafeteriaTickets $5 in advance and $6 at the doorMashed potatoes, hot roll, dessert drink includedSponsored by Emprise BankMore >>
    Chicken Noodle Dinner to benefit Humboldt High School After Prom 2015Sunday, February 22nd, 201511:00am - 2:00pmHumboldt High School CafeteriaTickets $5 in advance and $6 at the doorMashed potatoes, hot roll, dessert drink includedSponsored by Emprise BankMore >>
  • Miller man indicted for shooting at airplane

    Miller man indicted for shooting at airplane

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

    Local Coach & Athletes Named to TEAM USA

    Local Coach & Athletes Named to TEAM USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Another developer proposes new casino near Downstream

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

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

    Thursday, January 29 2015 1:03 PM EST2015-01-29 18:03:12 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interactive map depicting the economic impact of agriculture in each of the 105 counties in Kansas.“Kansas agriculture contributes to 37 percent of our economy. Each county in our state plays a key role in making that economic percentage as significant as it is,” said Secretary Jackie McClaskey. “Breaking down statistics county-by-county provides a bird's eye view of our state's most prominent industry.”The map, located on the KDA web...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interactive map depicting the economic impact of agriculture in each of the 105 counties in Kansas.“Kansas agriculture contributes to 37 percent of our economy. Each county in our state plays a key role in making that economic percentage as significant as it is,” said Secretary Jackie McClaskey. “Breaking down statistics county-by-county provides a bird's eye view of our state's most prominent industry.”The map, located on the KDA web...More >>
  • PSU Theatre presents 'Eurydice' at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts - February 26th - March 1st

    PSU Theatre presents 'Eurydice' at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts - February 26th - March 1st

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:53 PM EST2015-01-29 17:53:40 GMT
    Pittsburg State University Theatre presents Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, a classic story told in a new and contemporary way. Join PSU Theatre at our new home in the Miller Theater located in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, February 26 through March 1 for a beautiful, moving, yet comic play. Eurydice retells the classical Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Instead of focusing on Orpheus's journey to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from Hades, Ruhl tells of Eurydice's own jo...More >>
    Pittsburg State University Theatre presents Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, a classic story told in a new and contemporary way. Join PSU Theatre at our new home in the Miller Theater located in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, February 26 through March 1 for a beautiful, moving, yet comic play. Eurydice retells the classical Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Instead of focusing on Orpheus's journey to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from Hades, Ruhl tells of Eurydice's own jo...More >>
  • Neosho School District is again pushing for $24 million bond issue

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

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

    Federal Court sentencing for Cazares

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 7:27 PM EST2015-01-29 00:27:36 GMT
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo., couple and their four adult sons are among 21 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in Jasper County, Mo.Defendant committed to the custody of BOP for 204 months on Count 1 and 60 months on Count 37 of the Superseding Indictment, Count 37 to run consecutively to Count 1, for a tot...More >>
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo., couple and their four adult sons are among 21 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in Jasper County, Mo.Defendant committed to the custody of BOP for 204 months on Count 1 and 60 months on Count 37 of the Superseding Indictment, Count 37 to run consecutively to Count 1, for a tot...More >>
  • Local Contractor gets a Lottery Boost

    Local Contractor gets a Lottery Boost

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

    Washington selected to NCAA D-II Management Council

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

    Joplin developer talks about failing of Wallace Bajjali projects

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

    Joplin Officials Consider the Options After Wallace Bajjali's Resignation

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

    Galena reserve officer injured during range training

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

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

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

    Tennis courts @ JAC open year around

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

    Anhydrous spill in Labette County

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

    "Go Pink or Go Home" at NEO

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

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

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

    Wallace Bajjali Resigns as Joplin's Master Developer

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

    Carthage City Council to vote on increasing court costs

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

    Home Robbery Arrests Made

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

    Miner offered superintendent position at USD 247

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

    McCaskill: Postal Service ' essential to rural America'

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

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

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

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

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

    Missouri Right to Life Rallies to Protect Life

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

    Kander Calls for Ethics Reform

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

    Joplin's Master Developer Closes Local Office

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

    Landfill Project Likely Dead

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

    Construction Competition for Kids

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

    Hunting & Fishing Show Comes to Pittsburg

    Saturday, January 24 2015 9:05 PM EST2015-01-25 02:05:54 GMT
    Outdoor enthusiasts take over Meadowbrook Mall for the weekend. The 9th annual Albers Marine Fishing and Hunting Show runs today and Sunday. Vendors from Pittsburg to Alaska are setting up shop. More >>
    Outdoor enthusiasts take over Meadowbrook Mall for the weekend. The 9th annual Albers Marine Fishing and Hunting Show runs today and Sunday. Vendors from Pittsburg to Alaska are setting up shop. More >>
  • Miami Will Renovate it's 60-year-old Civic Center

    Miami Will Renovate it's 60-year-old Civic Center

    Friday, January 23 2015 7:11 PM EST2015-01-24 00:11:15 GMT
    After years of headache over a leaky roof, Miami, OK has decided to renovate its Civic Center. “By being able to reuse the structure that's here. Instead of building a new structure that's going to save money of course,” says Chuck Childs, Director of Community Development. One of the plans is move the city council chamber to where the banquet hall stands. and to tear down the gym locker rooms and turn them into a multi-use space. “One of the things we're going to work on here is a detailed s...More >>
    After years of headache over a leaky roof, Miami, OK has decided to renovate its Civic Center. “By being able to reuse the structure that's here. Instead of building a new structure that's going to save money of course,” says Chuck Childs, Director of Community Development. One of the plans is move the city council chamber to where the banquet hall stands. and to tear down the gym locker rooms and turn them into a multi-use space. “One of the things we're going to work on here is a detailed s...More >>
  • Low gas prices fuel truck and SUV sales

    Low gas prices fuel truck and SUV sales

    Friday, January 23 2015 5:42 PM EST2015-01-23 22:42:38 GMT
    "They're looking for that reason to buy a new vehicle.  And this is the flavor of the month," says one car salesman.More >>
    "They're looking for that reason to buy a new vehicle.  And this is the flavor of the month," says one car salesman.More >>
  • Clark Sentenced to 10 Years for attempting to entice a minor for sex

    Clark Sentenced to 10 Years for attempting to entice a minor for sex

    Friday, January 23 2015 5:33 PM EST2015-01-23 22:33:40 GMT
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for attempting to entice a minor for illicit sexual activity.Erik Leroy Clark, 35, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, to 10 years in federal prison without parole.On Aug. 26, 2014, Clark pleaded guilty to the attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. Clark believed he was meetin...More >>
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for attempting to entice a minor for illicit sexual activity.Erik Leroy Clark, 35, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, to 10 years in federal prison without parole.On Aug. 26, 2014, Clark pleaded guilty to the attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. Clark believed he was meetin...More >>
  • Upcoming Events @ Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center - January 31st

    Upcoming Events @ Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center - January 31st

    Friday, January 23 2015 4:14 PM EST2015-01-23 21:14:55 GMT
    Preschool Nature ConnectionsGroundhog Gets His SaySaturday, January 31st, 10—11am Age: 3-6 yearsCost: $5 per child members; $10 per child nonmembersIs winter soon to be over, or not? Punxsutawney Phil and his predecessors may have been predicting the coming of spring for 119 years, but our own celebrity groundhog says there's more to groundhogs than weather prediction! Come meet Joplin's Boomer and learn more about Missouri's groundhogs.Wild Missouri MammalsSaturday, January 31st, 1—2:30pm Ag...More >>
    Preschool Nature ConnectionsGroundhog Gets His SaySaturday, January 31st, 10—11am Age: 3-6 yearsCost: $5 per child members; $10 per child nonmembersIs winter soon to be over, or not? Punxsutawney Phil and his predecessors may have been predicting the coming of spring for 119 years, but our own celebrity groundhog says there's more to groundhogs than weather prediction! Come meet Joplin's Boomer and learn more about Missouri's groundhogs.Wild Missouri MammalsSaturday, January 31st, 1—2:30pm Ag...More >>
  • SEK Humane Society Chili Dinner & County Store Fundraiser - March 22nd

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

    Monday, January 26 2015 2:11 PM EST2015-01-26 19:11:40 GMT
    In light of renovations at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium, the annual Superbowl Sunday chili dinner fundraiser has been postponed to Sunday March 22nd. The Southeast Kansas Humane Society will host its 39th annual chili dinner from 11am-2pm in the lower level of the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium.In order to better serve our supporters and raise funds for the animals, some procedural changes have been made. Tickets will not be mailed out to members, but will be available for purchase at The Dog...More >>
    In light of renovations at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium, the annual Superbowl Sunday chili dinner fundraiser has been postponed to Sunday March 22nd. The Southeast Kansas Humane Society will host its 39th annual chili dinner from 11am-2pm in the lower level of the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium.In order to better serve our supporters and raise funds for the animals, some procedural changes have been made. Tickets will not be mailed out to members, but will be available for purchase at The Dog...More >>
  • PPRD: Shamrock Shuffle 5K - March 14

    PPRD: Shamrock Shuffle 5K - March 14

    Friday, January 23 2015 3:00 PM EST2015-01-23 20:00:34 GMT
    Saturday, March 14th, 8 AMLincoln Center, 710 W. 9thWe'll set the clock for the slowest predicted time and begin the countdown. Runners start their 5K when their predicted time shows on the clock. For example, when the clock shows 30:00, runners who guessed they will run 5K in 30 minutes will start and so on. If runners predicted correctly, everyone will arrive back at the green line at the same time.****No electronic timing devices, watches, GPS, Cell Phones allowed on the course!!!****Early...More >>
    Saturday, March 14th, 8 AMLincoln Center, 710 W. 9thWe'll set the clock for the slowest predicted time and begin the countdown. Runners start their 5K when their predicted time shows on the clock. For example, when the clock shows 30:00, runners who guessed they will run 5K in 30 minutes will start and so on. If runners predicted correctly, everyone will arrive back at the green line at the same time.****No electronic timing devices, watches, GPS, Cell Phones allowed on the course!!!****Early...More >>
  • G.A.R. Cemetary Clean-Up in Miami - Feb. 2nd

    G.A.R. Cemetary Clean-Up in Miami - Feb. 2nd

    Friday, January 23 2015 1:54 PM EST2015-01-23 18:54:59 GMT
    All Decorations must be removed from graves by 8 AM on February 2, 2015.All decorations not collected by date and time listed will be disposed of with no exceptions.For more information about the G.A.R. Cemetery decoration removal schedule, please call the cemetery at 918-541-2288More >>
    All Decorations must be removed from graves by 8 AM on February 2, 2015.All decorations not collected by date and time listed will be disposed of with no exceptions.For more information about the G.A.R. Cemetery decoration removal schedule, please call the cemetery at 918-541-2288More >>
  • PSU adjusts summer work schedule

    PSU adjusts summer work schedule

    Friday, January 23 2015 1:11 PM EST2015-01-23 18:11:06 GMT
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    Pittsburg State employees will enjoy a slightly different summer work schedule this year. The university has approved a new schedule that will result in campus closing at noon on Fridays. Employees will work additional hours throughout the week to compensate for the noon closing.The change is a direct result of campus input collected during the strategic planning process.“We held a number of campus forums last year and asked our employees what they wanted to see from their university,” said J...More >>
    Pittsburg State employees will enjoy a slightly different summer work schedule this year. The university has approved a new schedule that will result in campus closing at noon on Fridays. Employees will work additional hours throughout the week to compensate for the noon closing.The change is a direct result of campus input collected during the strategic planning process.“We held a number of campus forums last year and asked our employees what they wanted to see from their university,” said J...More >>
  • HR Director named at MSSU

    HR Director named at MSSU

    Friday, January 23 2015 12:58 PM EST2015-01-23 17:58:59 GMT
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    Joplin, MO (SNS) – Evan Jewsbury has been named the new director of human resources at Missouri Southern State University.A Joplin native, Jewsbury received his bachelor's degree from Missouri Southern in 2009. He received his master's degree in human resource development in 2010 from Pittsburg State University.Since 2013, he has served as director of human resources at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College in Miami, Okla. He previously served as human resources manager for Ozarks Community Hospit...More >>
    Joplin, MO (SNS) – Evan Jewsbury has been named the new director of human resources at Missouri Southern State University.A Joplin native, Jewsbury received his bachelor's degree from Missouri Southern in 2009. He received his master's degree in human resource development in 2010 from Pittsburg State University.Since 2013, he has served as director of human resources at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College in Miami, Okla. He previously served as human resources manager for Ozarks Community Hospit...More >>
  • SEK-CAP will accept applications for rental assistance program starting February 2nd

    SEK-CAP will accept applications for rental assistance program starting February 2nd

    Friday, January 23 2015 12:50 PM EST2015-01-23 17:50:38 GMT
    The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), will begin accepting applications for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on February 2, 2015 and will continue to accept them until March 2, 2015.To potentially qualify for assistance, applicants must be certified as “homeless” or “about to become homeless” by a helping agency. Additionally, applicants' income must also fall below the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 income guidelines, which is...More >>
    The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), will begin accepting applications for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on February 2, 2015 and will continue to accept them until March 2, 2015.To potentially qualify for assistance, applicants must be certified as “homeless” or “about to become homeless” by a helping agency. Additionally, applicants' income must also fall below the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 income guidelines, which is...More >>
  • President Obama speaks at KU

    President Obama speaks at KU

    Thursday, January 22 2015 7:59 PM EST2015-01-23 00:59:45 GMT
    People packed Anschutz Sports Pavilion at the University of Kansas in Lawrence on Thursday to hear a speech by President Barack Obama. The remarks came just two days after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to the nation.More >>
    People packed Anschutz Sports Pavilion at the University of Kansas in Lawrence on Thursday to hear a speech by President Barack Obama. The remarks came just two days after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to the nation.
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  • Health officials report record high flu cases this year

    Health officials report record high flu cases this year

    Thursday, January 22 2015 7:14 PM EST2015-01-23 00:14:31 GMT
    Health officials report a record high for flu cases this year. More than 34,000 flu cases have been reported in the state of Missouri this flu season. Officials at the Joplin Health Department say the flu is taking a harder toll this year, locally, too.More >>
    Health officials report a record high for flu cases this year. More than 34,000 flu cases have been reported in the state of Missouri this flu season. Officials at the Joplin Health Department say the flu is taking a harder toll this year, locally, too.More >>
  • Safe Haven Chili Carry Out - February 8th

    Safe Haven Chili Carry Out - February 8th

    Thursday, January 22 2015 5:58 PM EST2015-01-22 22:58:21 GMT
    Safe Haven Outreach Mission Inc. Fundraiser Chili Carry Out$10 Includes 32 oz of Chili. AND 2 Fresh Baked Cinnamon RollsSunday, Feb. 8th 11:30 AM to 1:30 PMParsons Foursquare Church (West Gym Door)For more information call (620)-421-4417To purchase tickets stop by Safe Haven's office.1112 S. 24th St.Parsons, KSMore >>
    Safe Haven Outreach Mission Inc. Fundraiser Chili Carry Out$10 Includes 32 oz of Chili. AND 2 Fresh Baked Cinnamon RollsSunday, Feb. 8th 11:30 AM to 1:30 PMParsons Foursquare Church (West Gym Door)For more information call (620)-421-4417To purchase tickets stop by Safe Haven's office.1112 S. 24th St.Parsons, KSMore >>
  • Man arrested on charges of fraud in Harrison and Hot Spring, Arkansas

    Man arrested on charges of fraud in Harrison and Hot Spring, Arkansas

    Thursday, January 22 2015 5:37 PM EST2015-01-22 22:37:43 GMT
    Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Travis Allen Blount, Jr., aka Travis Allen, or Allen Blount, age 56, of Kirbyville, Missouri, appeared in United States Magistrate Court in Springfield, Missouri for an initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on a complaint for charges of three counts of Mail Fraud, one count of Wire Fraud, and two counts of Money Laundering. The charges stem from a scheme to defraud inv...More >>
    Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Travis Allen Blount, Jr., aka Travis Allen, or Allen Blount, age 56, of Kirbyville, Missouri, appeared in United States Magistrate Court in Springfield, Missouri for an initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on a complaint for charges of three counts of Mail Fraud, one count of Wire Fraud, and two counts of Money Laundering. The charges stem from a scheme to defraud inv...More >>
  • Discount on pool passes offered if purchased before Feb. 1st

    Discount on pool passes offered if purchased before Feb. 1st

    Thursday, January 22 2015 5:28 PM EST2015-01-22 22:28:02 GMT
    Although the weather may not encourage summer swimming, now's the time to think about it to take advantage of a special promotion. Pool Pass Memberships are now on sale for 10% off until January 31. Pool passes can be used at any of the three Joplin pool locations, Schifferdecker Waterpark, and Ewert and Cunningham Family Aquatic Centers throughout the 2015 summer.Regular rates include a family of 4 for $125, additional family members $15. Individuals 18 and over pay $70, and individuals 17 a...More >>
    Although the weather may not encourage summer swimming, now's the time to think about it to take advantage of a special promotion. Pool Pass Memberships are now on sale for 10% off until January 31. Pool passes can be used at any of the three Joplin pool locations, Schifferdecker Waterpark, and Ewert and Cunningham Family Aquatic Centers throughout the 2015 summer.Regular rates include a family of 4 for $125, additional family members $15. Individuals 18 and over pay $70, and individuals 17 a...More >>
  • OSHA cites Lone Star Management after Jake's Fireworks Accident

    OSHA cites Lone Star Management after Jake's Fireworks Accident

    Thursday, January 22 2015 3:23 PM EST2015-01-22 20:23:23 GMT
    Two Lone Star Management LLC employees were directed to use a gas-powered forklift to move pallets of fireworks and cardboard out of an explosives storage facility in Pittsburg when the gas ignited, which caused an explosion and fire. Within seconds, the trapped employees became engulfed in flames. The inferno took the life of one 28-year-old worker and left a 43-year-old co-worker to suffer with burns over 80 percent of his body and the possibility of never working again.The U.S. Department ...More >>
    Two Lone Star Management LLC employees were directed to use a gas-powered forklift to move pallets of fireworks and cardboard out of an explosives storage facility in Pittsburg when the gas ignited, which caused an explosion and fire. Within seconds, the trapped employees became engulfed in flames. The inferno took the life of one 28-year-old worker and left a 43-year-old co-worker to suffer with burns over 80 percent of his body and the possibility of never working again.The U.S. Department ...More >>
  • Medical Foster Homes needed for Veterans

    Medical Foster Homes needed for Veterans

    Thursday, January 22 2015 12:41 PM EST2015-01-22 17:41:56 GMT
    The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) is looking for caregivers to open their homes to Veterans in Southwest Missouri. VHSO now has a Medical Foster Home coordinator in Southwest Missouri, meaning Veterans in this region will have Medical Foster Homes as an option to nursing home care.What is a Medical Foster Home? In a Medical Foster Home Veterans purchase the care and they are the boss—they live in a home setting with VA trained caregivers, enjoy family birthdays, holidays an...More >>
    The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) is looking for caregivers to open their homes to Veterans in Southwest Missouri. VHSO now has a Medical Foster Home coordinator in Southwest Missouri, meaning Veterans in this region will have Medical Foster Homes as an option to nursing home care.What is a Medical Foster Home? In a Medical Foster Home Veterans purchase the care and they are the boss—they live in a home setting with VA trained caregivers, enjoy family birthdays, holidays an...More >>
  • Adult Dodgeball League Registration - January 22nd - February 4th

    Adult Dodgeball League Registration - January 22nd - February 4th

    Thursday, January 22 2015 11:56 AM EST2015-01-22 16:56:02 GMT
    Registration InfoMatches will be played from 6:15 PM - 9 PM @ Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th Street.$125 per teamTeams will play six matches followed by single elimination tournament.Matches consist of 7 games; Game will last five minutes max.Start w/ 6 players and 1 retriever outside of the court.Players must 18 years of age or older to participate.More info, call Joplin Parks Rec: (417)-625-4750More >>
    Registration InfoMatches will be played from 6:15 PM - 9 PM @ Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th Street.$125 per teamTeams will play six matches followed by single elimination tournament.Matches consist of 7 games; Game will last five minutes max.Start w/ 6 players and 1 retriever outside of the court.Players must 18 years of age or older to participate.More info, call Joplin Parks Rec: (417)-625-4750More >>
  • Joplin School District approves new administration building location

    Joplin School District approves new administration building location

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 10:19 PM EST2015-01-22 03:19:48 GMT
    In a 6-1 vote tonight, Joplin School Board members approved the former Memorial Education Center as the new location for their administrative offices.More >>
    In a 6-1 vote tonight, Joplin School Board members approved the former Memorial Education Center as the new location for their administrative offices.More >>
  • Parsons Produces American Idol Hopeful

    Parsons Produces American Idol Hopeful

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 8:21 PM EST2015-01-22 01:21:21 GMT
    Last week, American Idol fans got their first look at Anton "Nuke" Bushner. "He's actually shy to sing in front of us," Anton's mother, Tisha Bushner, said. "But he can do it in front of a crowd."More >>
    Last week, American Idol fans got their first look at Anton "Nuke" Bushner. "He's actually shy to sing in front of us," Anton's mother, Tisha Bushner, said. "But he can do it in front of a crowd."More >>
  • Jasper County Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Producing Child Porn

    Jasper County Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Producing Child Porn

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 7:29 PM EST2015-01-22 00:29:19 GMT
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jasper County, Mo., man who contacted a child victim on Facebook was sentenced in federal court today for producing child pornography.Ian Holman, 33, of Jasper County, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 16 years in federal prison without parole.On Sept. 4, 2014, Holman pleaded guilty to the charge contained in an Oct. 1, 2013, federal indictment.According to court documents, ...More >>
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jasper County, Mo., man who contacted a child victim on Facebook was sentenced in federal court today for producing child pornography.Ian Holman, 33, of Jasper County, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 16 years in federal prison without parole.On Sept. 4, 2014, Holman pleaded guilty to the charge contained in an Oct. 1, 2013, federal indictment.According to court documents, ...More >>
  • President Obama proposes free college tuition

    President Obama proposes free college tuition

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 6:57 PM EST2015-01-21 23:57:29 GMT
    It's a plan to can a problem that's plagued students for generations.More >>
    It's a plan to can a problem that's plagued students for generations.More >>
  • PSU Students get half their tuition paid by Firestone.

    PSU Students get half their tuition paid by Firestone.

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 6:15 PM EST2015-01-21 23:15:42 GMT
    Preparing students for the job world is what technology training is all about. And a scholarship program called the Firestone Pit Crew puts students in school and the workforce at the same time. Freshman Josh Nations is getting hands on education at Pittsburg State university helping conduct a diagnostic test on an suv. Freshman Jason Kiesow finishes an oil change. The two PSU automotive service tech students are getting half their tuition paid for by firestone. Kiesow says the nearly seve...More >>
    Preparing students for the job world is what technology training is all about. And a scholarship program called the Firestone Pit Crew puts students in school and the workforce at the same time. Freshman Josh Nations is getting hands on education at Pittsburg State university helping conduct a diagnostic test on an suv. Freshman Jason Kiesow finishes an oil change. The two PSU automotive service tech students are getting half their tuition paid for by firestone. Kiesow says the nearly seve...More >>
  • Noel man sentenced for massive child porn library

    Noel man sentenced for massive child porn library

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 6:11 PM EST2015-01-21 23:11:27 GMT
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Noel, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing what is described in court documents as a massive library of child pornography.Edward S. Hetherington, 55, of Noel, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to eight years and one month in federal prison without parole.On Aug. 12, 2014, Hetherington pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Hetherington admitted...More >>
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Noel, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing what is described in court documents as a massive library of child pornography.Edward S. Hetherington, 55, of Noel, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to eight years and one month in federal prison without parole.On Aug. 12, 2014, Hetherington pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Hetherington admitted...More >>
  • Simpson charged on 7 counts; Status Conference set Feb. 2nd

    Simpson charged on 7 counts; Status Conference set Feb. 2nd

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 6:02 PM EST2015-01-21 23:02:24 GMT
    Crawford County Sheriff dispatch got the call around five this morning from what they believe to be the suspect, 32-year-old Shaun Simpson, who authorities say fired multiple shots inside his Mulberry home on 108 North Lincoln when they arrived. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Crawford County Sheriff's deputies in full riot gear surrounded the home where Undersheriff Geier says Simpson had held hostage his mother and girlfriend against their will. Authorities waiting inside an armore...More >>
    Crawford County Sheriff dispatch got the call around five this morning from what they believe to be the suspect, 32-year-old Shaun Simpson, who authorities say fired multiple shots inside his Mulberry home on 108 North Lincoln when they arrived. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Crawford County Sheriff's deputies in full riot gear surrounded the home where Undersheriff Geier says Simpson had held hostage his mother and girlfriend against their will. Authorities waiting inside an armore...More >>
  • City of Neosho sees record sales tax income for January

    City of Neosho sees record sales tax income for January

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 5:37 PM EST2015-01-21 22:37:35 GMT
    January was another record month for reported sales tax income in the City of Neosho.One-cent general sales tax receipts for January were reported at $225,965.01, the highest number recorded by the city for January, according to financial statements dating back to at least the 1970s.January's sale tax income was 43.02 percent higher than the previous year, and 34.67 percent higher than projected.Year to date, one-cent general sales tax revenue for the City of Neosho is 20.43 percent higher th...More >>
    January was another record month for reported sales tax income in the City of Neosho.One-cent general sales tax receipts for January were reported at $225,965.01, the highest number recorded by the city for January, according to financial statements dating back to at least the 1970s.January's sale tax income was 43.02 percent higher than the previous year, and 34.67 percent higher than projected.Year to date, one-cent general sales tax revenue for the City of Neosho is 20.43 percent higher th...More >>
  • Art Contest launched to celebrate Recycling Center's 15th Anniversary

    Art Contest launched to celebrate Recycling Center's 15th Anniversary

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 5:36 PM EST2015-01-21 22:36:09 GMT
    The City of Joplin Recycling Department, Post Art Library and Connect2Culture are sponsoring a Trash-To-Art contest in celebration of the Joplin Recycling Center's 15th anniversary. So gather some trash and create some art!Entries must be made of materials that would otherwise be discarded (though paints, adhesives, embellishments and such are acceptable, so long as the majority of the piece is created with trash). Two dimensional and three dimensional entries shall not exceed three feet by t...More >>
    The City of Joplin Recycling Department, Post Art Library and Connect2Culture are sponsoring a Trash-To-Art contest in celebration of the Joplin Recycling Center's 15th anniversary. So gather some trash and create some art!Entries must be made of materials that would otherwise be discarded (though paints, adhesives, embellishments and such are acceptable, so long as the majority of the piece is created with trash). Two dimensional and three dimensional entries shall not exceed three feet by t...More >>
  • NEO’s Livestock Judging Team starting the year off strong

    NEO’s Livestock Judging Team starting the year off strong

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 5:02 PM EST2015-01-21 22:02:57 GMT
    The Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) livestock judging team recently took top honors in two contests to kick off the New Year. NEO won the Willow Springs Classic and received numerous other accolades at one of the most prestigious livestock shows in the nation – Denver's National Western Stock Show (NWSS).As a precursor to the National Western contest, NEO placed first out of 13 teams at the Willow Springs Classic, which is a smaller contest hosted by Willow Springs Cattle Company in Pr...More >>
    The Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) livestock judging team recently took top honors in two contests to kick off the New Year. NEO won the Willow Springs Classic and received numerous other accolades at one of the most prestigious livestock shows in the nation – Denver's National Western Stock Show (NWSS).As a precursor to the National Western contest, NEO placed first out of 13 teams at the Willow Springs Classic, which is a smaller contest hosted by Willow Springs Cattle Company in Pr...More >>
  • Girard Public Library: Coloring Contest for Kansas Ag Day - Feb. 2nd - March 23rd

    Girard Public Library: Coloring Contest for Kansas Ag Day - Feb. 2nd - March 23rd

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 4:28 PM EST2015-01-21 21:28:52 GMT
    Girard Public Library is having a Coloring Contest for Kansas Ag Day on March 24, 2015!Contest will be open from February 2nd to March 23rd. Winners will be chosen on Kansas Ag Day.The coloring contest will be for children Age 3 and under. Coloring pages will be available at Girard Public Library beginning February 2nd.Completed pictures will be on display at Girard Public Library and may be picked up the first week of April.More >>
    Girard Public Library is having a Coloring Contest for Kansas Ag Day on March 24, 2015!Contest will be open from February 2nd to March 23rd. Winners will be chosen on Kansas Ag Day.The coloring contest will be for children Age 3 and under. Coloring pages will be available at Girard Public Library beginning February 2nd.Completed pictures will be on display at Girard Public Library and may be picked up the first week of April.More >>
  • Girard Public Library: Art Contest for Kansas Ag Day - Feb. 2nd - March 23rd

    Girard Public Library: Art Contest for Kansas Ag Day - Feb. 2nd - March 23rd

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 4:27 PM EST2015-01-21 21:27:54 GMT
    Girard Public Library is having an Art Contest in honor of Kansas Ag Day!Tuesday March 24, 2015Contest is open from Feb. 2 – March 23, 2015. Winners will be chosen on Kansas Ag Day March 24Make a poster about “What does agriculture in Kansas look like to you?”We will have 3 age groups.Group one is for ages 4-8Group two is for ages 9-12Group three is for ages 13-18All completed artwork will be displayed in the Girard Public Library. Artwork may be picked up anytime during the first week of Apr...More >>
    Girard Public Library is having an Art Contest in honor of Kansas Ag Day!Tuesday March 24, 2015Contest is open from Feb. 2 – March 23, 2015. Winners will be chosen on Kansas Ag Day March 24Make a poster about “What does agriculture in Kansas look like to you?”We will have 3 age groups.Group one is for ages 4-8Group two is for ages 9-12Group three is for ages 13-18All completed artwork will be displayed in the Girard Public Library. Artwork may be picked up anytime during the first week of Apr...More >>
  • Pittsburg Area Young Professionals to Host Annual Membership Kick-Off - Jan. 23rd

    Pittsburg Area Young Professionals to Host Annual Membership Kick-Off - Jan. 23rd

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 4:06 PM EST2015-01-21 21:06:03 GMT
    Pittsburg Area Young Professionals (PAYP), the largest civic organization in southeast Kansas, will be hosting their Annual Membership Kick-Off Event on Friday, January 23, 2015.The Kick-Off event will be held from 5pm-7pm at Chatter's Restaurant in Pittsburg. Pittsburg Area Young Professionals is a civic organization designed to engage an emerging group of leaders committed to personal growth and career development while serving Pittsburg and the surrounding area. Membership is open to emplo...More >>
    Pittsburg Area Young Professionals (PAYP), the largest civic organization in southeast Kansas, will be hosting their Annual Membership Kick-Off Event on Friday, January 23, 2015.The Kick-Off event will be held from 5pm-7pm at Chatter's Restaurant in Pittsburg. Pittsburg Area Young Professionals is a civic organization designed to engage an emerging group of leaders committed to personal growth and career development while serving Pittsburg and the surrounding area. Membership is open to emplo...More >>
  • Female Truck Drivers to be featured in New Web Series

    Female Truck Drivers to be featured in New Web Series

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 4:07 PM EST2015-01-21 21:07:52 GMT
    Con-way Inc. (NSYE: CNW) today announced the launch of its new “Women in Trucking” web video series, showcasing life as a professional woman truck driver.The series will follow two of Con-way's top professional drivers: Ina Daly, driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload carrier subsidiary of Con-way Inc., and Stephanie Klang, professional driver for Con-way Truckload, the company's full truckload carrier subsidiary.“Professional truck drivers fuel our economy a...More >>
    Con-way Inc. (NSYE: CNW) today announced the launch of its new “Women in Trucking” web video series, showcasing life as a professional woman truck driver.The series will follow two of Con-way's top professional drivers: Ina Daly, driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload carrier subsidiary of Con-way Inc., and Stephanie Klang, professional driver for Con-way Truckload, the company's full truckload carrier subsidiary.“Professional truck drivers fuel our economy a...More >>
  • Federal Judge drops one charge against Dishmon; Sentencing for robbery charge in March

    Federal Judge drops one charge against Dishmon; Sentencing for robbery charge in March

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 6:27 PM EST2015-01-20 23:27:03 GMT
    The federal judge has dismissed the second charge against DishmonMore >>
    The federal judge has dismissed the second charge against DishmonMore >>
  • St. Mary's Elementary in Joplin closes due to high number of ill students

    St. Mary's Elementary in Joplin closes due to high number of ill students

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 7:56 PM EST2015-01-21 00:56:26 GMT
    Classes were canceled today at St. Mary's Elementary School in Joplin due to a high number of students with confirmed cases of the flu. School officials have been taking measures to disinfect the entire building.More >>
    Classes were canceled today at St. Mary's Elementary School in Joplin due to a high number of students with confirmed cases of the flu. School officials have been taking measures to disinfect the entire building.More >>
  • Mulberry Standoff Ends

    Mulberry Standoff Ends

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 5:30 PM EST2015-01-20 22:30:25 GMT
    Crawford County Sheriff's Office dispatch received a 911 call from 108 N. Lincoln Mulberry Kansas.More >>
    Crawford County Sheriff's Office dispatch received a 911 call from 108 N. Lincoln Mulberry Kansas.More >>
  • The Crowder Quill Wins "Best Magazine"

    The Crowder Quill Wins "Best Magazine"

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 3:18 PM EST2015-01-20 20:18:08 GMT
    The Crowder Quill, the literary/art magazine of Crowder College, has again been awarded the prestigious top award of “Best Community College Literary-Art Magazine” for the 2500+ enrollment category from the American Scholastic Press Association as well as “First Place with Special Merit.”The organization, located in College Point, New York, judges college and high school publications for content, organization, design, presentation, and creativity.The award was based on the spring 2014 publica...More >>
    The Crowder Quill, the literary/art magazine of Crowder College, has again been awarded the prestigious top award of “Best Community College Literary-Art Magazine” for the 2500+ enrollment category from the American Scholastic Press Association as well as “First Place with Special Merit.”The organization, located in College Point, New York, judges college and high school publications for content, organization, design, presentation, and creativity.The award was based on the spring 2014 publica...More >>
  • Tyson repsonds to settlement

    Tyson repsonds to settlement

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 12:04 PM EST2015-01-21 17:04:40 GMT
    We deeply regret the incident in Clear Creek, near Monett, Missouri, this past May. We've worke...More >>
    We deeply regret the incident in Clear Creek, near Monett, Missouri, this past May. We've worke...More >>
  • Parson Police investigate business burglary

    Parson Police investigate business burglary

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 1:41 PM EST2015-01-20 18:41:53 GMT
    On January 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., Parsons Police responded to 2901 Main (Border Town) in reference to burglary and theft. Officers met with the reporting party and other individuals on scene.Officers were advised some items were stolen from the business. The Parsons Police Department is currently conducting a thorough investigation of the incident.###More >>
    On January 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., Parsons Police responded to 2901 Main (Border Town) in reference to burglary and theft. Officers met with the reporting party and other individuals on scene.Officers were advised some items were stolen from the business. The Parsons Police Department is currently conducting a thorough investigation of the incident.###More >>
  • Parsons Police investigate weekend shooting

    Parsons Police investigate weekend shooting

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 1:39 PM EST2015-01-20 18:39:47 GMT
    On January 17, 2015, at 1:38 p.m., Parsons Police Department responded to 2600 Corning in reference an unknown medical call. While officers were en route, they were informed the medical call was a man with a gunshot wound.Officers responded and found the man, with what appeared to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers conducted first aid until Labette Health EMS arrived. The man was transported by ambulance to Labette Health, where he later died.Officers met with the reporting p...More >>
    On January 17, 2015, at 1:38 p.m., Parsons Police Department responded to 2600 Corning in reference an unknown medical call. While officers were en route, they were informed the medical call was a man with a gunshot wound.Officers responded and found the man, with what appeared to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers conducted first aid until Labette Health EMS arrived. The man was transported by ambulance to Labette Health, where he later died.Officers met with the reporting p...More >>
  • Crowder College needs your vote to win Safety Grant

    Crowder College needs your vote to win Safety Grant

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 1:35 PM EST2015-01-20 18:35:34 GMT
    Help Crowder College win $100,000 in safety equipment by voting at: https://stanleysaferschools.com/VOTE for Crowder College starting January 19 – February 13, 2015. The schools with the most votes in each category receive grants from Stanley Security.Stanley Security has accepted nominations for colleges and universities to receive $100,000 and $25,000 in security products and services for the colleges in category 1 (fewer than 8,000 students enrolled). Crowder College was accepted as one of...More >>
    Help Crowder College win $100,000 in safety equipment by voting at: https://stanleysaferschools.com/VOTE for Crowder College starting January 19 – February 13, 2015. The schools with the most votes in each category receive grants from Stanley Security.Stanley Security has accepted nominations for colleges and universities to receive $100,000 and $25,000 in security products and services for the colleges in category 1 (fewer than 8,000 students enrolled). Crowder College was accepted as one of...More >>
  • Accident leads to fatality west of Parsons

    Accident leads to fatality west of Parsons

    Wednesday, January 21 2015 11:59 AM EST2015-01-21 16:59:22 GMT
    Kansas Highway Patrol confirms one fatality reported after a crash in Labette County. The crash involving a semi truck and vehicle was reported after 11 a.m. at the intersection of 24000 road and Lyon road west of Parsons. There are other injuries involved but no details at this time. We have crews in route to the scene of the crash. We will have more information as it becomes available.More >>
    Kansas Highway Patrol confirms one fatality reported after a crash in Labette County. The crash involving a semi truck and vehicle was reported after 11 a.m. at the intersection of 24000 road and Lyon road west of Parsons. There are other injuries involved but no details at this time. We have crews in route to the scene of the crash. We will have more information as it becomes available.More >>
  • Race relations and diversity a topic of discussion on university campus

    Race relations and diversity a topic of discussion on university campus

    Monday, January 19 2015 11:12 PM EST2015-01-20 04:12:46 GMT
    According to a recent Gallup poll, 30 percent of Americans are satisfied with the state of race relations in the United States. This is down from 55 percent one year ago. While the discussion of race and diversity has always been vital to a thriving nation, some believe recent events have made it even more pressing to talk about.This includes Pittsburg State University student, Darrell Chism...More >>
    According to a recent Gallup poll, 30 percent of Americans are satisfied with the state of race relations in the United States. This is down from 55 percent one year ago. While the discussion of race and diversity has always been vital to a thriving nation, some believe recent events have made it even more pressing to talk about.This includes Pittsburg State University student, Darrell Chism...More >>
  • PSU Senior Battles Potentially Cancerous Brain Tumor

    PSU Senior Battles Potentially Cancerous Brain Tumor

    Monday, January 19 2015 9:45 PM EST2015-01-20 02:45:31 GMT
    “Basically they say ‘oh it's all in your head that you're doing it to yourself.' When in a way it is all in your head, (laughing) 'cause it's a brain tumor. That's been my motto lately 'it's all in my head.' But...what was the question again...,”says Pittsburg State University Senior Larissa Hardin.Memory, that's one of Larissa's everyday struggles after being diagnosed with a pineal brain tumor a little over a year ago.“I have a constant headache. It never goes away, but somedays it's just w...More >>
    “Basically they say ‘oh it's all in your head that you're doing it to yourself.' When in a way it is all in your head, (laughing) 'cause it's a brain tumor. That's been my motto lately 'it's all in my head.' But...what was the question again...,”says Pittsburg State University Senior Larissa Hardin.Memory, that's one of Larissa's everyday struggles after being diagnosed with a pineal brain tumor a little over a year ago.“I have a constant headache. It never goes away, but somedays it's just w...More >>
  • More than 50 volunteers attend MSSU's MLK, Jr. Day of Service

    More than 50 volunteers attend MSSU's MLK, Jr. Day of Service

    Monday, January 19 2015 7:18 PM EST2015-01-20 00:18:14 GMT
    More than 50 volunteers took part in Missouri Southern State University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The volunteers were divided up among seven organizations in Joplin.More >>
    More than 50 volunteers took part in Missouri Southern State University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The volunteers were divided up among seven organizations in Joplin.More >>
  • KS Gov. Sam Brownback proposes increasing cigarette tax

    KS Gov. Sam Brownback proposes increasing cigarette tax

    Tuesday, January 20 2015 10:32 AM EST2015-01-20 15:32:08 GMT
    "I think it's absurd," says one tobacco wholesaler.More >>
    "I think it's absurd," says one tobacco wholesaler.More >>
  • Furgerson named new Fire Chief

    Furgerson named new Fire Chief

    Monday, January 19 2015 3:00 PM EST2015-01-19 20:00:01 GMT
    Joplin City Manager Sam Anselm has announced James Furgerson as the new Fire Chief. Furgerson has been serving as Interim Fire Chief since Mitch Randles' retirement in August 2014.“Jimmy will be an excellent addition to the City's leadership team,” said Anselm. “I am confident that he will serve the community well as we work to continue to meet the current and future needs of our city.”Furgerson has 19 years of fire service experience, including 14 years with the Joplin Fire Department. Furge...More >>
    Joplin City Manager Sam Anselm has announced James Furgerson as the new Fire Chief. Furgerson has been serving as Interim Fire Chief since Mitch Randles' retirement in August 2014.“Jimmy will be an excellent addition to the City's leadership team,” said Anselm. “I am confident that he will serve the community well as we work to continue to meet the current and future needs of our city.”Furgerson has 19 years of fire service experience, including 14 years with the Joplin Fire Department. Furge...More >>
  • CHC/SEK Clinics Earn National Recognition

    CHC/SEK Clinics Earn National Recognition

    Monday, January 19 2015 2:55 PM EST2015-01-19 19:55:54 GMT
    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) clinics in Baxter Springs, Columbus and Coffeyville have received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) under the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program.The PCMH model emphasizes care coordination and communication between individual patients and their personal clinicians. Each patient's care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research sh...More >>
    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) clinics in Baxter Springs, Columbus and Coffeyville have received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) under the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program.The PCMH model emphasizes care coordination and communication between individual patients and their personal clinicians. Each patient's care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research sh...More >>
  • Joplin Blasters and Mercy Joplin announce new partnership

    Joplin Blasters and Mercy Joplin announce new partnership

    Monday, January 19 2015 2:35 PM EST2015-01-19 19:35:11 GMT
    The Joplin Blasters have agreed to a multi-year partnership that will designate Mercy Hospital as its' Official Sports Medicine Provider. As part of the agreement, Mercy will handle all sports medicine needs for the Blasters, as well as, have a major presence at Joe Becker Stadium.Dr. Russell Kennedy will be tasked as the lead Sports Medicine Physician of the Joplin Blasters. "Mercy is thrilled to be a part of this exciting addition to Joplin. We welcome the Joplin Blasters to our community a...More >>
    The Joplin Blasters have agreed to a multi-year partnership that will designate Mercy Hospital as its' Official Sports Medicine Provider. As part of the agreement, Mercy will handle all sports medicine needs for the Blasters, as well as, have a major presence at Joe Becker Stadium.Dr. Russell Kennedy will be tasked as the lead Sports Medicine Physician of the Joplin Blasters. "Mercy is thrilled to be a part of this exciting addition to Joplin. We welcome the Joplin Blasters to our community a...More >>
  • Arson in Miami Under Investigation

    Arson in Miami Under Investigation

    Sunday, January 18 2015 10:35 PM EST2015-01-19 03:35:34 GMT
    Police are on the lookout for an arsonist in Miami. Stacks of railroad ties burned for 15 hours, Friday night through Saturday morning, keeping firefighters busy putting out the burning pile only for it to rekindle. More >>
    Police are on the lookout for an arsonist in Miami. Stacks of railroad ties burned for 15 hours, Friday night through Saturday morning, keeping firefighters busy putting out the burning pile only for it to rekindle. More >>
  • Merchants Help Youth Group Raise Money

    Merchants Help Youth Group Raise Money

    Sunday, January 18 2015 10:27 PM EST2015-01-19 03:27:29 GMT
    In Pittsburg, merchants help raise money for Kansas teenagers. The "Disciples of Christ" youth group held its first Winter Sale inside the First Christian Church. The group is looking to raise money for a trip to Washington D.C. And New York, where members from across Kansas will learn about the threat of human trafficking. More >>
    In Pittsburg, merchants help raise money for Kansas teenagers. The "Disciples of Christ" youth group held its first Winter Sale inside the First Christian Church. The group is looking to raise money for a trip to Washington D.C. And New York, where members from across Kansas will learn about the threat of human trafficking. More >>
  • Duenweg Fire Dept. Adds New Equipment

    Duenweg Fire Dept. Adds New Equipment

    Sunday, January 18 2015 10:23 PM EST2015-01-19 03:23:14 GMT
    The Duenweg fire department adds new life saving equipment. Thanks to a $20,000 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the department was able to purchase new rescue extraction equipment. More >>
    The Duenweg fire department adds new life saving equipment. Thanks to a $20,000 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the department was able to purchase new rescue extraction equipment. More >>
  • Wounded Warriors Take a Hunting Trip To Remember

    Wounded Warriors Take a Hunting Trip To Remember

    Sunday, January 18 2015 7:21 PM EST2015-01-19 00:21:33 GMT
    For these Veterans, hunting with the Peterson Outdoor Ministries is an opportunity for healing and peace. “Soldiers coming back to the civilian world…I have no words for it. You know, it relieves stress, for the soldiers, lets them decompress while they're here at the hunt because all they have to worry about is the fellowship that they make and going out on a hunt and having fun,” says Veteran Lee Caine. According to the Veterans Administration, 22 veterans die of suicide every day. Gatherin...More >>
    For these Veterans, hunting with the Peterson Outdoor Ministries is an opportunity for healing and peace. “Soldiers coming back to the civilian world…I have no words for it. You know, it relieves stress, for the soldiers, lets them decompress while they're here at the hunt because all they have to worry about is the fellowship that they make and going out on a hunt and having fun,” says Veteran Lee Caine. According to the Veterans Administration, 22 veterans die of suicide every day. Gatherin...More >>
  • MLK Celebrated in Oswego

    MLK Celebrated in Oswego

    Saturday, January 17 2015 9:31 PM EST2015-01-18 02:31:32 GMT
    "I feel like it's my duty to keep honoring him. Cause the young kids don't understand about Dr. King." For the past two decades, Floyd Cavitt has been apart of the annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day "We Are Family Celebration". "I love Dr King. He's my man, forever," Cavitt said.More >>
    "I feel like it's my duty to keep honoring him. Cause the young kids don't understand about Dr. King." For the past two decades, Floyd Cavitt has been apart of the annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day "We Are Family Celebration". "I love Dr King. He's my man, forever," Cavitt said.More >>
  • Neosho Schools Consider Tearing Down Old Building & Relocating 50 Kids

    Neosho Schools Consider Tearing Down Old Building & Relocating 50 Kids

    Friday, January 16 2015 6:58 PM EST2015-01-16 23:58:36 GMT
    The Davis House at Central Elementary currently houses classrooms for music, special education, and ESL. Thousands of dollars have been spent to fix its leaky roof. District officials say it would be more useful as a teacher parking lot. If the proposal to tear the house down goes through, 50 students would move from central to south elementary. “Where the Central attendance area ends and the South School attendance area begins...and what we would do is move is we would begin to move that bo...More >>
    The Davis House at Central Elementary currently houses classrooms for music, special education, and ESL. Thousands of dollars have been spent to fix its leaky roof. District officials say it would be more useful as a teacher parking lot. If the proposal to tear the house down goes through, 50 students would move from central to south elementary. “Where the Central attendance area ends and the South School attendance area begins...and what we would do is move is we would begin to move that bo...More >>
  • IRS phone scam hits the Joplin area

    IRS phone scam hits the Joplin area

    Friday, January 16 2015 6:47 PM EST2015-01-16 23:47:51 GMT
    A phone scam regarding the Internal Revenue Service, which the Better Business Bureau is calling an epidemic in Southwest Missouri, has hit many residents in the Joplin area.More >>
    A phone scam regarding the Internal Revenue Service, which the Better Business Bureau is calling an epidemic in Southwest Missouri, has hit many residents in the Joplin area.More >>
  • MODOT Cuts Budget, Limits Focus

    MODOT Cuts Budget, Limits Focus

    Thursday, January 15 2015 10:55 PM EST2015-01-16 03:55:36 GMT
    Announced this week -- modot plans to make significant budget cuts over the next two years which will limit their ability to maintain missouri roads and bridges. In 2009 modot's budget was 1.3 billion dollars. This past year, the department cut back to $700-million. And in two years, the budget will be less than half that. More >>
    Announced this week -- modot plans to make significant budget cuts over the next two years which will limit their ability to maintain missouri roads and bridges. In 2009 modot's budget was 1.3 billion dollars. This past year, the department cut back to $700-million. And in two years, the budget will be less than half that. More >>
  • Joplin Police Promote and Shift Staff in Leadership Positions

    Joplin Police Promote and Shift Staff in Leadership Positions

    Thursday, January 15 2015 6:24 PM EST2015-01-15 23:24:31 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department prepares to swear in new leaders after a series of promotions and job shifts. The department prides itself on promoting from within the department. Matt Stewart has a new position as assistant chief. He'll oversea four police bureaus not just one. Stewart says, "That's a total of approximately one hundred nine officers that would fall under that plus our jail and dispatch center.” As Stewart becomes assistant chief, Captain Bob Higginbotham moves into his Stewa...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department prepares to swear in new leaders after a series of promotions and job shifts. The department prides itself on promoting from within the department. Matt Stewart has a new position as assistant chief. He'll oversea four police bureaus not just one. Stewart says, "That's a total of approximately one hundred nine officers that would fall under that plus our jail and dispatch center.” As Stewart becomes assistant chief, Captain Bob Higginbotham moves into his Stewa...More >>
  • Former Memorial Education Center could soon serve as Joplin Schools' administration office

    Former Memorial Education Center could soon serve as Joplin Schools' administration office

    Thursday, January 15 2015 6:22 PM EST2015-01-15 23:22:07 GMT
    The Joplin School District is leaning towards using the former Memorial Education Center as its new administration office.More >>
    The Joplin School District is leaning towards using the former Memorial Education Center as its new administration office.More >>
  • Kansas Game Wardens Wear New Body Cameras

    Kansas Game Wardens Wear New Body Cameras

    Thursday, January 15 2015 6:19 PM EST2015-01-15 23:19:36 GMT
    "Good morning, state game warden. I'd like to check your fishing license if I could...,” says Cherokee Crawford County Game Warden Scott Liamon. “Certainly," says the Fisherman. Local game wardens are some of the first in the state of Kansas trying out new body cameras. “Thank you, sir," says Warden Liamon. “Most of our contacts are away from the truck. It's not like a car stop with the Sheriff or Police Department where the vehicle is in front of us. A lot of times we'll be out away from th...More >>
    "Good morning, state game warden. I'd like to check your fishing license if I could...,” says Cherokee Crawford County Game Warden Scott Liamon. “Certainly," says the Fisherman. Local game wardens are some of the first in the state of Kansas trying out new body cameras. “Thank you, sir," says Warden Liamon. “Most of our contacts are away from the truck. It's not like a car stop with the Sheriff or Police Department where the vehicle is in front of us. A lot of times we'll be out away from th...More >>
  • MSSU releases Fall 2014 Deans' List

    MSSU releases Fall 2014 Deans' List

    Thursday, January 15 2015 5:20 PM EST2015-01-15 22:20:54 GMT
    The list recognizes full-time students from Missouri Southern who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale. The students qualified for the honor by earning the required GPA while being enrolled in 12 or more hours of credit courses.KANSASAltamontSamantha D. Bohannon and Johna L. GillilandArmaBrandon K. HembreeBaxter SpringsFantasy R. Fletcher, Matthew A. Harris, Haley B. Hembree, Lori M. Sias and Robert E. TyreeCherryvaleKendall G. BeyeCoffeyvilleKimberly M. Dodson and Mar...More >>
    The list recognizes full-time students from Missouri Southern who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale. The students qualified for the honor by earning the required GPA while being enrolled in 12 or more hours of credit courses.KANSASAltamontSamantha D. Bohannon and Johna L. GillilandArmaBrandon K. HembreeBaxter SpringsFantasy R. Fletcher, Matthew A. Harris, Haley B. Hembree, Lori M. Sias and Robert E. TyreeCherryvaleKendall G. BeyeCoffeyvilleKimberly M. Dodson and Mar...More >>
  • Train Crash in Wilson County

    Train Crash in Wilson County

    Thursday, January 15 2015 3:09 PM EST2015-01-15 20:09:12 GMT
    State Troopers are on the scene of a vehicle versus train crash in Wilson County on K-39 near Benedict, KS. Authorities say a truck hauling gravel hit the train causing eight empty train cars and two engines to derail.Highway 39 will be closed for several hours today.Troopers say diesel is leaking from the train. A backhoe is being brought in to contain the spill. Some injuries are reported.More >>
    State Troopers are on the scene of a vehicle versus train crash in Wilson County on K-39 near Benedict, KS. Authorities say a truck hauling gravel hit the train causing eight empty train cars and two engines to derail.Highway 39 will be closed for several hours today.Troopers say diesel is leaking from the train. A backhoe is being brought in to contain the spill. Some injuries are reported.More >>
  • St. Ann's Auction and Raffle - April 18th

    St. Ann's Auction and Raffle - April 18th

    Thursday, January 15 2015 1:38 PM EST2015-01-15 18:38:41 GMT
    Carthage, Mo; St. Ann's Auction is set for April 18, 2015 at the CMC Auditorium. Raffle for a chance to win a custom golf cart ($6000.00 value) are being sold from now until the April 18th Auction date, where winners will be announced. Tickets for the Raffle are $10 each or 6 for $50 Auction Tickets are $40 (includes dinner, drinks, $15 auction credit) both can be purchased online, at the St. Ann's School or Church office, 1156 Grand Ave. or by calling 417-388-1842 or 417-358-2674. www.stann...More >>
    Carthage, Mo; St. Ann's Auction is set for April 18, 2015 at the CMC Auditorium. Raffle for a chance to win a custom golf cart ($6000.00 value) are being sold from now until the April 18th Auction date, where winners will be announced. Tickets for the Raffle are $10 each or 6 for $50 Auction Tickets are $40 (includes dinner, drinks, $15 auction credit) both can be purchased online, at the St. Ann's School or Church office, 1156 Grand Ave. or by calling 417-388-1842 or 417-358-2674. www.stann...More >>
  • Senator Blunt Reintroduces ENFORCE The Law Act, Continues Fighting Against President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    Senator Blunt Reintroduces ENFORCE The Law Act, Continues Fighting Against President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    Thursday, January 15 2015 1:30 PM EST2015-01-15 18:30:53 GMT
    As Congress debates funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) reintroduced the Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law (ENFORCE the Law) Act to ensure the president upholds his constitutional obligation to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”The ENFORCE the Law Act puts a procedure in place to permit Congress to authorize a lawsuit against the executive branch for failure to faithfully ex...More >>
    As Congress debates funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) reintroduced the Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law (ENFORCE the Law) Act to ensure the president upholds his constitutional obligation to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”The ENFORCE the Law Act puts a procedure in place to permit Congress to authorize a lawsuit against the executive branch for failure to faithfully ex...More >>
  • Dhooghe named Parsons' Kiwanian of the Year

    Dhooghe named Parsons' Kiwanian of the Year

    Thursday, January 15 2015 12:32 PM EST2015-01-15 17:32:11 GMT
    Parsons Kiwanis Club recently announced its Kiwanis Member of the Year. Club President Gary Crissman presented the award to John Dhooghe for his service and commitment to the community and our organization. Kiwanis will celebrate its 100th Anniversary as a community service organization later this month.More >>
    Parsons Kiwanis Club recently announced its Kiwanis Member of the Year. Club President Gary Crissman presented the award to John Dhooghe for his service and commitment to the community and our organization. Kiwanis will celebrate its 100th Anniversary as a community service organization later this month.More >>
  • Sen. Moran Statement on Treasury Department Amendments to Cuban Assets Control Regulations

    Sen. Moran Statement on Treasury Department Amendments to Cuban Assets Control Regulations

    Thursday, January 15 2015 12:28 PM EST2015-01-15 17:28:36 GMT
    Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement regarding his support for the U.S. Treasury Department's move to ease sanctions related to travel, remittances, trade and banking with Cuba:“I am pleased to learn that the Treasury Department is following through on the decision to roll back antiquated polices related to U.S.-Cuba relations. Amending these regulations is not just about increasing commercial ties for agriculture producers in Kansas and across the country...More >>
    Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement regarding his support for the U.S. Treasury Department's move to ease sanctions related to travel, remittances, trade and banking with Cuba:“I am pleased to learn that the Treasury Department is following through on the decision to roll back antiquated polices related to U.S.-Cuba relations. Amending these regulations is not just about increasing commercial ties for agriculture producers in Kansas and across the country...More >>
  • Pitt State Begins Tobacco Free Policy

    Pitt State Begins Tobacco Free Policy

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 11:27 PM EST2015-01-15 04:27:50 GMT
    "It does take a time to change a culture on campus for any type of policy. And specifically a policy related to tobacco, which is a highly addictive drug"More >>
    "It does take a time to change a culture on campus for any type of policy. And specifically a policy related to tobacco, which is a highly addictive drug"More >>
  • MSSU Trains Faculty, Staff and Students on Title IX Sexual Misconduct Rules

    MSSU Trains Faculty, Staff and Students on Title IX Sexual Misconduct Rules

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 5:54 PM EST2015-01-14 22:54:38 GMT
    MSSU ramps up training about Title IX. The federal rules about equality don't just apply to guaranteeing girls sports anymore. Lynn Corvick, MSSU'S Director of Nursing, begins a conversation with students about upcoming training on Title nine. “It's not your grandfather's Title IX. That sexual part being equal in sports. It's taken that sexual part one step farther and making sure women are not discriminated against in the educational arena ." Faculty and staff received presentations from an...More >>
    MSSU ramps up training about Title IX. The federal rules about equality don't just apply to guaranteeing girls sports anymore. Lynn Corvick, MSSU'S Director of Nursing, begins a conversation with students about upcoming training on Title nine. “It's not your grandfather's Title IX. That sexual part being equal in sports. It's taken that sexual part one step farther and making sure women are not discriminated against in the educational arena ." Faculty and staff received presentations from an...More >>
  • Officials debate future of Carthage lot on historic square

    Officials debate future of Carthage lot on historic square

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 5:43 PM EST2015-01-14 22:43:16 GMT
    City of Carthage and Jasper County officials are currently debating the future of an empty lot on the southeast corner of the historic square. Business owners in the area would like to see improvements aimed at increasing the tourism industry, which they say is a huge economic driver in the community.More >>
    City of Carthage and Jasper County officials are currently debating the future of an empty lot on the southeast corner of the historic square. Business owners in the area would like to see improvements aimed at increasing the tourism industry, which they say is a huge economic driver in the community.More >>
  • Mercy Clinic Opens at Webb City School

    Mercy Clinic Opens at Webb City School

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 4:04 PM EST2015-01-14 21:04:52 GMT
    Layoffs coming in JuneLayoffs coming in June
    Students and faculty at one local school district who start to feel ill soon will have a very short commute to the nearest clinic. Mercy and Webb City Schools are partnering to offer an in-school clinic.The clinic is overseen by Dr. Russell Kennedy and a full-time physician assistant, Rachael Ferguson. The clinic will be able to see district employees and their immediate family members, as well as students who attend Webb City Schools. The clinic is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday throu...More >>
    Students and faculty at one local school district who start to feel ill soon will have a very short commute to the nearest clinic. Mercy and Webb City Schools are partnering to offer an in-school clinic.The clinic is overseen by Dr. Russell Kennedy and a full-time physician assistant, Rachael Ferguson. The clinic will be able to see district employees and their immediate family members, as well as students who attend Webb City Schools. The clinic is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday throu...More >>
  • Wrestling Coach Investigation Completed

    Wrestling Coach Investigation Completed

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

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  • CHC/SEK Launches Smoking Cessation Program

    CHC/SEK Launches Smoking Cessation Program

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 12:45 PM EST2015-01-14 17:45:23 GMT
    Resolved that you will give up smoking in 2015? The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) wants to help and is offering a smoking cessation program from the American Lung Association designed to aid people in their effort to quit smoking.The Freedom From Smoking program, which begins January 20, consists of eight small group sessions over seven weeks. It addresses key issues such as managing stress, nicotine withdrawal, weight control and long-term strategies for staying tobac...More >>
    Resolved that you will give up smoking in 2015? The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) wants to help and is offering a smoking cessation program from the American Lung Association designed to aid people in their effort to quit smoking.The Freedom From Smoking program, which begins January 20, consists of eight small group sessions over seven weeks. It addresses key issues such as managing stress, nicotine withdrawal, weight control and long-term strategies for staying tobac...More >>
  • Crowder College: Artwork Display @ Longwell Museum - Through February 5th

    Crowder College: Artwork Display @ Longwell Museum - Through February 5th

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 12:42 PM EST2015-01-14 17:42:35 GMT
    January 13-February 5 - Crowder College Art and Design faculty have artwork on display in the Longwell Museum located inside the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Neosho campus.Museum hours are from 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday, with a reception scheduled for Saturday, January 31, from 2-4pm. The museum will be closed Monday, January 19. The exhibit is free and open to the public.More >>
    January 13-February 5 - Crowder College Art and Design faculty have artwork on display in the Longwell Museum located inside the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Neosho campus.Museum hours are from 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday, with a reception scheduled for Saturday, January 31, from 2-4pm. The museum will be closed Monday, January 19. The exhibit is free and open to the public.More >>
  • 2015 JHS Project Graduation Fundraiser - January 24th

    2015 JHS Project Graduation Fundraiser - January 24th

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 12:36 PM EST2015-01-14 17:36:55 GMT
    2015 JHS Project Graduation FundraiserHosted by Joplin Family Y South3404 McIntosh CircleJanuary 24, 20156:30 PM to 9 PMRegistration 5:30 PMDoor Prizes for: Best Tutu, Crazy Socks, Best Decorated HeadbandAdults $10 Student $5Ages 12 UpRaffle PrizesWater and light snacks will be providedCome have fun burn some calories!!Instructors: LaTonya Myers, Angela Owens, Natashia Hamlet, SuperDave Miller, Christy Beebe, Jennifer JamesonPlease contact Crystal DeWeese for further information or if you ...More >>
    2015 JHS Project Graduation FundraiserHosted by Joplin Family Y South3404 McIntosh CircleJanuary 24, 20156:30 PM to 9 PMRegistration 5:30 PMDoor Prizes for: Best Tutu, Crazy Socks, Best Decorated HeadbandAdults $10 Student $5Ages 12 UpRaffle PrizesWater and light snacks will be providedCome have fun burn some calories!!Instructors: LaTonya Myers, Angela Owens, Natashia Hamlet, SuperDave Miller, Christy Beebe, Jennifer JamesonPlease contact Crystal DeWeese for further information or if you ...More >>
  • Public meeting to be held on Seneca Special Road District

    Public meeting to be held on Seneca Special Road District

    Wednesday, January 14 2015 3:57 PM EST2015-01-14 20:57:15 GMT
    A public meeting will be held next week in Newton County regarding the future of many of the roads located between Seneca, MO and Neosho, MO. 400 signatures have been obtained on a petition to dissolve the Seneca Special Road District and hand responsibility over to the county.More >>
    A public meeting will be held next week in Newton County regarding the future of many of the roads located between Seneca, MO and Neosho, MO. 400 signatures have been obtained on a petition to dissolve the Seneca Special Road District and hand responsibility over to the county.More >>
  • NEO Lease Computers to Replace Labs Across Campus

    NEO Lease Computers to Replace Labs Across Campus

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 6:01 PM EST2015-01-13 23:01:15 GMT
    Northeast Oklahoma A M College is tackling technology with a new approach- leasing. Forest Cully, a sophomore and his classmates got their first chance to try out new computers after the holiday break. NEO replaced more than two hundred thirty desktops campus wide for students who say an upgrade was badly needed. Forest says problems were, “Just reliability, that's the main thing. Connectivity and performance." Hanna Minson says, "Speed, pop-ups maybe. It's hard to get your work done in a t...More >>
    Northeast Oklahoma A M College is tackling technology with a new approach- leasing. Forest Cully, a sophomore and his classmates got their first chance to try out new computers after the holiday break. NEO replaced more than two hundred thirty desktops campus wide for students who say an upgrade was badly needed. Forest says problems were, “Just reliability, that's the main thing. Connectivity and performance." Hanna Minson says, "Speed, pop-ups maybe. It's hard to get your work done in a t...More >>
  • Sens. Moran, Perdue Introduce FairTax Legislation

    Sens. Moran, Perdue Introduce FairTax Legislation

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 1:48 PM EST2015-01-13 18:48:22 GMT
    U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) today introduced legislation to overhaul and simplify the American tax system. The bill, based upon a proposed tax system known as the “FairTax,” would replace our complicated and costly tax system with a flat national consumption tax and eventually close the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).“Overhauling the American tax system is not an easy undertaking, but the economic need for a leaner and fairer tax code has never been greater,” S...More >>
    U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) today introduced legislation to overhaul and simplify the American tax system. The bill, based upon a proposed tax system known as the “FairTax,” would replace our complicated and costly tax system with a flat national consumption tax and eventually close the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).“Overhauling the American tax system is not an easy undertaking, but the economic need for a leaner and fairer tax code has never been greater,” S...More >>
  • Carthage Kindergarten Screening

    Carthage Kindergarten Screening

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 12:48 PM EST2015-01-13 17:48:18 GMT
    If you have a child who will be five (5) years old by July 31, 2015, and will attend kindergarten in Carthage next year, PLEASE register for a screening packet by calling the Parents As Teachers office at 417-359-7012. All kindergarten students MUST complete a mandatory screening. Packets will be mailed to you in February and must be returned to your home school by March 6. Also, if you have a child who will be four (4) years old by July 31, 2015, please call our office to schedule a screenin...More >>
    If you have a child who will be five (5) years old by July 31, 2015, and will attend kindergarten in Carthage next year, PLEASE register for a screening packet by calling the Parents As Teachers office at 417-359-7012. All kindergarten students MUST complete a mandatory screening. Packets will be mailed to you in February and must be returned to your home school by March 6. Also, if you have a child who will be four (4) years old by July 31, 2015, please call our office to schedule a screenin...More >>
  • Weather Spotter Training - February 20th

    Weather Spotter Training - February 20th

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 12:43 PM EST2015-01-13 17:43:35 GMT
    National Weather Service, Pittsburg Fire Department, Crawford County Emergency Management are hosting Weather Spotter Training February 20th, 2015.Lincoln Center710 West 9thPittsburg, KS6:30 PM to 8:30PMFor more information contact Crawford County Emergency Management at (620)-724-7156More >>
    National Weather Service, Pittsburg Fire Department, Crawford County Emergency Management are hosting Weather Spotter Training February 20th, 2015.Lincoln Center710 West 9thPittsburg, KS6:30 PM to 8:30PMFor more information contact Crawford County Emergency Management at (620)-724-7156More >>
  • Hasselblad donates camera to GIT program

    Hasselblad donates camera to GIT program

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 12:58 PM EST2015-01-13 17:58:55 GMT
    Megan MeyerMegan Meyer
    Students in Pittsburg State's College of Technology are no strangers to working with state-of-the-art equipment. From crane simulators to a full-service automotive lab, the Kansas Technology Center features some of the most highly-regarded technology education equipment in the nation.The most recent addition to the repertoire is an H3DII-31 camera from Hasselblad, one of the world's leading photography equipment manufacturers. The camera, valued at between $20,000-$25,000, was donated to the ...More >>
    Students in Pittsburg State's College of Technology are no strangers to working with state-of-the-art equipment. From crane simulators to a full-service automotive lab, the Kansas Technology Center features some of the most highly-regarded technology education equipment in the nation.The most recent addition to the repertoire is an H3DII-31 camera from Hasselblad, one of the world's leading photography equipment manufacturers. The camera, valued at between $20,000-$25,000, was donated to the ...More >>
  • Veteran Artwork Sought for Local Competition

    Veteran Artwork Sought for Local Competition

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 12:26 PM EST2015-01-13 17:26:24 GMT
    The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) in Fayetteville, AR is now accepting entries for the local competition of this year's National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Veteran artisans may contact the Voluntary Service Office at 479-444-4016 for instructions on submitting an entry.The National Veterans Creative Arts Program introduces and reinforces the benefits of creative arts therapy to Veterans and raises awareness within the public sector as to the positive impact of the art...More >>
    The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) in Fayetteville, AR is now accepting entries for the local competition of this year's National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Veteran artisans may contact the Voluntary Service Office at 479-444-4016 for instructions on submitting an entry.The National Veterans Creative Arts Program introduces and reinforces the benefits of creative arts therapy to Veterans and raises awareness within the public sector as to the positive impact of the art...More >>
  • Missouri Bill Aims to Protect Victims of Domestic Assault

    Missouri Bill Aims to Protect Victims of Domestic Assault

    Monday, January 12 2015 8:45 PM EST2015-01-13 01:45:21 GMT
    State Representative Stacey Newman says Missouri is one of the few states lacking basic protections for victims of domestic assault and is confident the bill will pass. “Most people do agree though that dangerous people who are already on record of, again through domestic violence restraining orders, should not have access to firearms an our focus should be on trying to save lives,” says Newman. Prosecuting Attorney Dean Dankelson says one of the main challenges he sees with this new bill is ...More >>
    State Representative Stacey Newman says Missouri is one of the few states lacking basic protections for victims of domestic assault and is confident the bill will pass. “Most people do agree though that dangerous people who are already on record of, again through domestic violence restraining orders, should not have access to firearms an our focus should be on trying to save lives,” says Newman. Prosecuting Attorney Dean Dankelson says one of the main challenges he sees with this new bill is ...More >>
  • Generic drug prices increase significantly nationwide

    Generic drug prices increase significantly nationwide

    Monday, January 12 2015 7:34 PM EST2015-01-13 00:34:21 GMT
    Generic drug prices are increasing significantly nationwide. A pharmacist in Baxter Springs, Kansas is taking action, heading off to Washington D.C. this week in search of some answers from lawmakers as to why the increase is occurring.More >>
    Generic drug prices are increasing significantly nationwide. A pharmacist in Baxter Springs, Kansas is taking action, heading off to Washington D.C. this week in search of some answers from lawmakers as to why the increase is occurring.More >>
  • Arne found; Family confirms

    Arne found; Family confirms

    Monday, January 12 2015 7:31 PM EST2015-01-13 00:31:01 GMT
    A man's disappearance in Northeast Oklahoma is shrouded in a family feud. He's a millionaire. And family members fear other relatives are behind his disappearance.More >>
    A man's disappearance in Northeast Oklahoma is shrouded in a family feud. He's a millionaire. And family members fear other relatives are behind his disappearance.More >>
  • Car search leads to guns & drugs

    Car search leads to guns & drugs

    Monday, January 12 2015 5:31 PM EST2015-01-12 22:31:37 GMT
    Jan 11, 2015, Joplin Police Officers patrolling in the area of 23rd and Maiden Lane stopped a Kia Rio for suspicion of DWI.The vehicle was searched as a result of a K-9 alert. Officers located methamphetamine, paraphernalia and a loaded shotgun that had been defaced. The serial number had been filed off and the barrel was cut to a shorter length.Two suspects are in custody, but have not been charged.More >>
    Jan 11, 2015, Joplin Police Officers patrolling in the area of 23rd and Maiden Lane stopped a Kia Rio for suspicion of DWI.The vehicle was searched as a result of a K-9 alert. Officers located methamphetamine, paraphernalia and a loaded shotgun that had been defaced. The serial number had been filed off and the barrel was cut to a shorter length.Two suspects are in custody, but have not been charged.More >>
  • Pre-Enrollment for Kindergarten @ Carl Junction Primary K-1

    Pre-Enrollment for Kindergarten @ Carl Junction Primary K-1

    Monday, January 12 2015 4:30 PM EST2015-01-12 21:30:34 GMT
    Carl Junction Primary K-1 is currently accepting pre-enrollement forms for the students who will be attending Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.We ask that families of students who live in the Carl Junction School District and will turn 5 years old before August 1, 2015, use the form below to help prepare for the upcoming Kindergarten Screening and Enrollment. Enrollment will take place the first week of April.Any questions: Primary K-1 South Office - (417)-649-7045Additional details...More >>
    Carl Junction Primary K-1 is currently accepting pre-enrollement forms for the students who will be attending Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.We ask that families of students who live in the Carl Junction School District and will turn 5 years old before August 1, 2015, use the form below to help prepare for the upcoming Kindergarten Screening and Enrollment. Enrollment will take place the first week of April.Any questions: Primary K-1 South Office - (417)-649-7045Additional details...More >>
  • Pitt Ice Bowl - January 31st

    Pitt Ice Bowl - January 31st

    Monday, January 12 2015 2:21 PM EST2015-01-12 19:21:04 GMT
    Pitt Ice BowlJanuary 31, 2015Four Oaks Golf Course (Pittsburg, KS)More >>
    Pitt Ice BowlJanuary 31, 2015Four Oaks Golf Course (Pittsburg, KS)More >>
  • McCaskill won't run for Missouri governor in '16

    McCaskill won't run for Missouri governor in '16

    Monday, January 12 2015 1:59 PM EST2015-01-12 18:59:19 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)
    (AP) U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says she won't run for Missouri governor in 2016.The Democrat announced her decision Monday on KCUR radio in Kansas City.McCaskill's decision clears the path for fellow Democrat and Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, who already has been running for the state's highest office.Current Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is barred by term limits from seeking re-election.The only declared Republican candidate is former U.S. Attorney and House Speaker Catherine Hanaway,...More >>
    (AP) U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says she won't run for Missouri governor in 2016.The Democrat announced her decision Monday on KCUR radio in Kansas City.McCaskill's decision clears the path for fellow Democrat and Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, who already has been running for the state's highest office.Current Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is barred by term limits from seeking re-election.The only declared Republican candidate is former U.S. Attorney and House Speaker Catherine Hanaway,...More >>
  • Rusk enters plea deal

    Rusk enters plea deal

    Monday, January 12 2015 1:45 PM EST2015-01-12 18:45:19 GMT
    Janice Lorene RuskJanice Lorene Rusk
    Update: Rusk withdrew her not guilty plea under a plea deal with Jasper County Prosecutor. Rusk is now charged and convicted of 2nd Degree Statutory Rape and 2nd Degree Statutory Sodomy. She was originally charged with 1st Degree. Rusk was fired as a Jasper High School teacher' aid in March 2014 when the investigation began. Rusk will be sentenced in March of this year.4-15-2014: Janice Lorene Rusk, 42, of Jasper, Missouri has been charged with one count each of statutory rape and statutory s...More >>
    Update: Rusk withdrew her not guilty plea under a plea deal with Jasper County Prosecutor. Rusk is now charged and convicted of 2nd Degree Statutory Rape and 2nd Degree Statutory Sodomy. She was originally charged with 1st Degree. Rusk was fired as a Jasper High School teacher' aid in March 2014 when the investigation began. Rusk will be sentenced in March of this year.4-15-2014: Janice Lorene Rusk, 42, of Jasper, Missouri has been charged with one count each of statutory rape and statutory s...More >>
  • Joplin Library Collects Mail Art from Around the Globe

    Joplin Library Collects Mail Art from Around the Globe

    Sunday, January 11 2015 10:36 PM EST2015-01-12 03:36:39 GMT
    It's called snail mail but it's delivering a different kind of art to Joplin. The Joplin Post Memorial Library showcases pieces from around the globe. The goal of the year-long project was to encourage people to correspond creatively using the long lost art of letter writing or sending post cards. The exhibit features mail of all shapes, sizes and mediums; whether hand drawn, painted, or collaged. One strange submission was a model skull taped to the outside of an envelope. A Joplin photo...More >>
    It's called snail mail but it's delivering a different kind of art to Joplin. The Joplin Post Memorial Library showcases pieces from around the globe. The goal of the year-long project was to encourage people to correspond creatively using the long lost art of letter writing or sending post cards. The exhibit features mail of all shapes, sizes and mediums; whether hand drawn, painted, or collaged. One strange submission was a model skull taped to the outside of an envelope. A Joplin photo...More >>
  • Local Residents Weigh in on Award Nominees

    Local Residents Weigh in on Award Nominees

    Sunday, January 11 2015 10:33 PM EST2015-01-12 03:33:17 GMT
    Award season is in full swing with the Golden Globes in Hollywood tonight, and Oscar announcements due later next week. While not all the movies on the ballot have been released at our local theatres, moviegoers at Pittsburg 8 say they are enjoying seeing “Into the Woods” and “Unbroken.” We asked theatre goers if the critic's nominations impact their decision whether to go out and see a movie or not. "More definitely, there's some movies that some people obviously voice their opinions but whe...More >>
    Award season is in full swing with the Golden Globes in Hollywood tonight, and Oscar announcements due later next week. While not all the movies on the ballot have been released at our local theatres, moviegoers at Pittsburg 8 say they are enjoying seeing “Into the Woods” and “Unbroken.” We asked theatre goers if the critic's nominations impact their decision whether to go out and see a movie or not. "More definitely, there's some movies that some people obviously voice their opinions but whe...More >>
  • Uncork Kansas Proposes Supermarkets Sell Hard Liquor

    Uncork Kansas Proposes Supermarkets Sell Hard Liquor

    Sunday, January 11 2015 10:28 PM EST2015-01-12 03:28:26 GMT
    As Kansas lawmakers head back to work, a coalition of supermarket and convenience store chains wants them to change legislation to expand alcohol sales. The group, Uncork Kansas has a new proposal it wants passed that would allow grocers and other stores to sell hard liquor. Currently they can only sell drinks with 3.2 percent alcohol content. The proposal will include a provision to cap the number of liquor licenses.Written by Lisa OlligesMore >>
    As Kansas lawmakers head back to work, a coalition of supermarket and convenience store chains wants them to change legislation to expand alcohol sales. The group, Uncork Kansas has a new proposal it wants passed that would allow grocers and other stores to sell hard liquor. Currently they can only sell drinks with 3.2 percent alcohol content. The proposal will include a provision to cap the number of liquor licenses.Written by Lisa OlligesMore >>
  • Ottawa County Sheriff's Office Investigates Man's Disappearance

    Ottawa County Sheriff's Office Investigates Man's Disappearance

    Saturday, January 10 2015 11:58 PM EST2015-01-11 04:58:01 GMT
    The Ottawa County Sheriff's office is investigating the disappearance of a 48 year old man said to be worth $1.9 million dollarsMichael Theodore Arne was last seen Thursday night by his niece with whom he had been living.She says other relatives threatened to take him. Arne requires some psychiatric medications and left without his wallet. Ottawa county sought help from Barton and Newton county sheriffs and Joplin police in checking other relatives homes without success. If you have seen Arne...More >>
    The Ottawa County Sheriff's office is investigating the disappearance of a 48 year old man said to be worth $1.9 million dollarsMichael Theodore Arne was last seen Thursday night by his niece with whom he had been living.She says other relatives threatened to take him. Arne requires some psychiatric medications and left without his wallet. Ottawa county sought help from Barton and Newton county sheriffs and Joplin police in checking other relatives homes without success. If you have seen Arne...More >>
  • Joplin Teachers Look for Greater Input

    Joplin Teachers Look for Greater Input

    Saturday, January 10 2015 9:38 PM EST2015-01-11 02:38:44 GMT
    More than 30 percent of Joplin educators back a petition to bring a vote on whether to have union representation for more administrative input. The Joplin National Education Association submitted a formal request to the Joplin school district to hold a "secret ballot election" for teachers, counselors, and librarians to become their official representative. More >>
    More than 30 percent of Joplin educators back a petition to bring a vote on whether to have union representation for more administrative input. The Joplin National Education Association submitted a formal request to the Joplin school district to hold a "secret ballot election" for teachers, counselors, and librarians to become their official representative. More >>
  • Joplin Recycling Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    Joplin Recycling Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    Saturday, January 10 2015 9:33 PM EST2015-01-11 02:33:24 GMT
    The Joplin Recycling Center celebrates its 15th anniversary with "Drive-By Recycling". Members of the Joplin Young Professionals and East Newton FCCLA were on hand to grab people's recyclables straight from the car as they drove in. More >>
    The Joplin Recycling Center celebrates its 15th anniversary with "Drive-By Recycling". Members of the Joplin Young Professionals and East Newton FCCLA were on hand to grab people's recyclables straight from the car as they drove in. More >>
  • Qdoba Grills Hoping to Feed Those in Need

    Qdoba Grills Hoping to Feed Those in Need

    Monday, January 12 2015 12:37 PM EST2015-01-12 17:37:09 GMT
    Qdobas across the four-states are trying to feed children across the globe. Through the month of January, local Qdoba Mexican Grill branches are collecting donations at the register for Convoy of Hope's feedONE initiative. More >>
    Qdobas across the four-states are trying to feed children across the globe. Through the month of January, local Qdoba Mexican Grill branches are collecting donations at the register for Convoy of Hope's feedONE initiative. More >>
  • Law Enforcement Train for an Active Shooter at Joplin's New Mercy Hospital

    Law Enforcement Train for an Active Shooter at Joplin's New Mercy Hospital

    Saturday, January 10 2015 8:16 PM EST2015-01-11 01:16:38 GMT
    Local law enforcement get the lay of the land at the New Mercy Hospital. It's part of training so they can respond swiftly to an armed intruder. “Planning is important. If you don't plan for something, then you're only going to be reacting to it. And when you go to reacting to the situation is, it's not going to work out very well,” Joplin Police Corporal Brian Henderson. Police officers, deputies and fire departments move through a security tunnel taking them to the hospitals power sources. ...More >>
    Local law enforcement get the lay of the land at the New Mercy Hospital. It's part of training so they can respond swiftly to an armed intruder. “Planning is important. If you don't plan for something, then you're only going to be reacting to it. And when you go to reacting to the situation is, it's not going to work out very well,” Joplin Police Corporal Brian Henderson. Police officers, deputies and fire departments move through a security tunnel taking them to the hospitals power sources. ...More >>
  • Neosho, Allen and Woodson Counties involved in multi-county outbreak investigation to confirm presence of Norovirus

    Neosho, Allen and Woodson Counties involved in multi-county outbreak investigation to confirm presence of Norovirus

    Friday, January 9 2015 11:35 PM EST2015-01-10 04:35:07 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says 29 known individuals have been sick.More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says 29 known individuals have been sick.More >>
  • Kansas Lawmakers Brace for Budget cuts

    Kansas Lawmakers Brace for Budget cuts

    Saturday, January 10 2015 9:12 PM EST2015-01-11 02:12:37 GMT
    The Kansas state house and senate re-convenes on Monday. And area representatives say one of the biggest issues that could affect folks locally... The budget. Kansas is facing a financial crisis. More >>
    The Kansas state house and senate re-convenes on Monday. And area representatives say one of the biggest issues that could affect folks locally... The budget. Kansas is facing a financial crisis. More >>
  • Grand Opening for Early Childhood Center - January 19th

    Grand Opening for Early Childhood Center - January 19th

    Friday, January 9 2015 7:24 PM EST2015-01-10 00:24:01 GMT
    The Carthage R-9 School District will host a Grand Opening for the Ruth I. Kolpin Rubison Early Childhood Center / W. B. Wright Early Childhood Special Services Center / SMB Learning Center for Parents As Teachers located at 829 E. Fairview, Carthage, Missouri, on Monday, January 19, at 5 pm. The event will be held immediately preceding the regular meeting of the Carthage R-9 Board of Education which has been moved from Pleasant Valley Elementary as previously scheduled to the new early child...More >>
    The Carthage R-9 School District will host a Grand Opening for the Ruth I. Kolpin Rubison Early Childhood Center / W. B. Wright Early Childhood Special Services Center / SMB Learning Center for Parents As Teachers located at 829 E. Fairview, Carthage, Missouri, on Monday, January 19, at 5 pm. The event will be held immediately preceding the regular meeting of the Carthage R-9 Board of Education which has been moved from Pleasant Valley Elementary as previously scheduled to the new early child...More >>
  • 'Newsmakers,' student programs to air on KGCS

    'Newsmakers,' student programs to air on KGCS

    Friday, January 9 2015 7:19 PM EST2015-01-10 00:19:48 GMT
    A new edition of “Newsmakers” and four student interview programs will be aired on KGCS-TV.The upcoming “Newsmakers” program will focus on the Connect2Culture arts organization in Joplin. Clifford Wert, co-vice president and treasurer, will discuss recent proposals by the organization to work with the Joplin School District and the city of Joplin to explore developing additional arts facilities in the city, as well as ongoing efforts to promote arts in the region.The program may be seen on KG...More >>
    A new edition of “Newsmakers” and four student interview programs will be aired on KGCS-TV.The upcoming “Newsmakers” program will focus on the Connect2Culture arts organization in Joplin. Clifford Wert, co-vice president and treasurer, will discuss recent proposals by the organization to work with the Joplin School District and the city of Joplin to explore developing additional arts facilities in the city, as well as ongoing efforts to promote arts in the region.The program may be seen on KG...More >>
  • Winterizing Your Car Helps Protect You and Your Vehicle

    Winterizing Your Car Helps Protect You and Your Vehicle

    Friday, January 9 2015 7:16 PM EST2015-01-10 00:16:43 GMT
    The freezing weather can not only take a hit on your health but can be hard on your car.Ivey's Service Center in Joplin says they see increased traffic during winter months. “We've seen more people due to the cold temperatures with non-start problems, no heat in the cab of their cars, no blowers, their blowers not blowing,” says Receptionist Pam Sullivan. And when heating up your car, for newer models idling isn't always the quickest ways to warm up. “It's not really necessary to let them ...More >>
    The freezing weather can not only take a hit on your health but can be hard on your car.Ivey's Service Center in Joplin says they see increased traffic during winter months. “We've seen more people due to the cold temperatures with non-start problems, no heat in the cab of their cars, no blowers, their blowers not blowing,” says Receptionist Pam Sullivan. And when heating up your car, for newer models idling isn't always the quickest ways to warm up. “It's not really necessary to let them ...More >>
  • Durden sentenced to 4 1/2 Years in prison

    Durden sentenced to 4 1/2 Years in prison

    Friday, January 9 2015 6:03 PM EST2015-01-09 23:03:17 GMT
    Update: Billy Durden, of Pittsburg, was sentenced to over 4 1/2 years in prison for Aggravated Battery and Criminal Possession of a firearm. The incident happened December 2012 shooting outside a Pittsburg Casey's Store.February 2013: At approximately 8:35am on Tuesday , February 12, 2013 investigators arrested Billy Dee Durden at 2621 Springdale, #105 Pittsburg on a warrant for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. The arrest warrant was in regards to the December 8, 2012 shooting incident of Ronal R...More >>
    Update: Billy Durden, of Pittsburg, was sentenced to over 4 1/2 years in prison for Aggravated Battery and Criminal Possession of a firearm. The incident happened December 2012 shooting outside a Pittsburg Casey's Store.February 2013: At approximately 8:35am on Tuesday , February 12, 2013 investigators arrested Billy Dee Durden at 2621 Springdale, #105 Pittsburg on a warrant for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. The arrest warrant was in regards to the December 8, 2012 shooting incident of Ronal R...More >>
  • Suspect identified in Software Center & Hidden Acres Antiques burglaries

    Suspect identified in Software Center & Hidden Acres Antiques burglaries

    Friday, January 9 2015 5:49 PM EST2015-01-09 22:49:58 GMT
    On December 28, 2014, the Joplin Police Department responded to a burglary at The Software Center, 2604 E. 7th St.On January 2, 2015, the Joplin Police Department responded to a burglary at Hidden Acres Antiques, 1508 E. 32nd St.On January 7, 2014, investigation by Joplin Police detectives led to the recovery of a very large amount of stolen property from the burglaries and to the arrest of Ricky Doke, age 34, of Joplin, MO.Doke is currently being held in the Joplin City Jail pending the fili...More >>
    On December 28, 2014, the Joplin Police Department responded to a burglary at The Software Center, 2604 E. 7th St.On January 2, 2015, the Joplin Police Department responded to a burglary at Hidden Acres Antiques, 1508 E. 32nd St.On January 7, 2014, investigation by Joplin Police detectives led to the recovery of a very large amount of stolen property from the burglaries and to the arrest of Ricky Doke, age 34, of Joplin, MO.Doke is currently being held in the Joplin City Jail pending the fili...More >>
  • RBI Miami: 5th Annual Snowball Classic - January 31st

    RBI Miami: 5th Annual Snowball Classic - January 31st

    Friday, January 9 2015 4:23 PM EST2015-01-09 21:23:34 GMT
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    RBI Miami is excited to announce the Fifth Annual Snowball Classic to be held on Saturday, January 31st, 5:30-8:30 pm. Johnny Bench, HOF Catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, in Miami to help raise funds for school baseball and softball fields.More >>
    RBI Miami is excited to announce the Fifth Annual Snowball Classic to be held on Saturday, January 31st, 5:30-8:30 pm. Johnny Bench, HOF Catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, in Miami to help raise funds for school baseball and softball fields.More >>
  • Con-way Truckload Announces 2014 Drivers of the Year

    Con-way Truckload Announces 2014 Drivers of the Year

    Friday, January 9 2015 2:12 PM EST2015-01-09 19:12:55 GMT
    Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary ofCon-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced its 2014 Drivers of the Year — the company's highest recognition.The Driver of the Year award categories include individual and team awards for both company and contracted drivers, as well as an award for the top regional driver. Award recipients are selected based on dedication to safety, professional service and exemplary performance. Con-way Truckload recognized the drivers during an awar...More >>
    Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary ofCon-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced its 2014 Drivers of the Year — the company's highest recognition.The Driver of the Year award categories include individual and team awards for both company and contracted drivers, as well as an award for the top regional driver. Award recipients are selected based on dedication to safety, professional service and exemplary performance. Con-way Truckload recognized the drivers during an awar...More >>
  • Gov. Mary Fallin appoints Afton man to state board

    Gov. Mary Fallin appoints Afton man to state board

    Friday, January 9 2015 12:37 PM EST2015-01-09 17:37:39 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed an Afton man to the State Board of Career and Technology Education.Fallin named David Stewart to replace Karl Meyers on the board following Meyers' resignation. The appointment must be confirmed by the state Senate.Stewart is chief administrative officer and trustee of the Oklahoma Ordinance Works Authority in Pryor, which is a public trust that operates the MidAmerica Industrial park. He was appointed to that position by Fallin in 2013.Stew...More >>
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed an Afton man to the State Board of Career and Technology Education.Fallin named David Stewart to replace Karl Meyers on the board following Meyers' resignation. The appointment must be confirmed by the state Senate.Stewart is chief administrative officer and trustee of the Oklahoma Ordinance Works Authority in Pryor, which is a public trust that operates the MidAmerica Industrial park. He was appointed to that position by Fallin in 2013.Stew...More >>
  • Manhunt ongoing in Jasper County

    Manhunt ongoing in Jasper County

    Friday, January 9 2015 4:30 PM EST2015-01-09 21:30:10 GMT
    On 1-7-2015, Jasper County Sheriff's Office was in pursuit with Sean McDaniels, 31, of Joplin, when he wrecked near Emerald Rd and the Kansas State line. McDaniels has warrants for his arrest for probation violations and is considered dangerous.McDaniels was possibly last seen on foot near the Fox Run area in the northwest area of Jasper County. He hasbeen convicted of controlled substance and resisting arrest. He has a failure to appear warrant on controlled substance charge. If anyone knows...More >>
    On 1-7-2015, Jasper County Sheriff's Office was in pursuit with Sean McDaniels, 31, of Joplin, when he wrecked near Emerald Rd and the Kansas State line. McDaniels has warrants for his arrest for probation violations and is considered dangerous.McDaniels was possibly last seen on foot near the Fox Run area in the northwest area of Jasper County. He hasbeen convicted of controlled substance and resisting arrest. He has a failure to appear warrant on controlled substance charge. If anyone knows...More >>
  • Avoiding the Flu Season

    Avoiding the Flu Season

    Thursday, January 8 2015 10:16 PM EST2015-01-09 03:16:46 GMT
    It's the busy time of year for pharmacists. Whenever the temperature drops, the number of sick customers go up. But employees say people often fail to do simple things to avoid spreading colds or flu-like symptoms. More >>
    It's the busy time of year for pharmacists. Whenever the temperature drops, the number of sick customers go up. But employees say people often fail to do simple things to avoid spreading colds or flu-like symptoms. More >>
  • JASPER COUNTY PROPOSES BOND TO REDUCE ZINC WATER LEVELS

    JASPER COUNTY PROPOSES BOND TO REDUCE ZINC WATER LEVELS

    Thursday, January 8 2015 7:08 PM EST2015-01-09 00:08:16 GMT
    After years of work, zinc levels in Jasper County waste water are still extremely high. “Zinc in the water contributes to certain problems with the fish, with frogs, it can affect the life cycle of aquatic animals. And that's why we're trying to control what's going into there,” says Center Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager William Runkle. In response to new demands by the Department of Natural Resources the county has put forth a bond proposal to pay for crucial water treatment upgr...More >>
    After years of work, zinc levels in Jasper County waste water are still extremely high. “Zinc in the water contributes to certain problems with the fish, with frogs, it can affect the life cycle of aquatic animals. And that's why we're trying to control what's going into there,” says Center Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager William Runkle. In response to new demands by the Department of Natural Resources the county has put forth a bond proposal to pay for crucial water treatment upgr...More >>
  • Grand Jury investigating loans to Kansas governor's campaign

    Grand Jury investigating loans to Kansas governor's campaign

    Thursday, January 8 2015 6:24 PM EST2015-01-08 23:24:58 GMT
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A subpoena obtained by The Associated Press shows a federal grand jury is looking into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign.The subpoena orders the executive director of the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission to appear Wednesday in Topeka and to provide documents pertaining to loans Brownback's campaign received in 2013 and 2014.The Dec. 2 subpoena doesn't say which specific loans are being investigated, but the only loans listed on campaign d...More >>
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A subpoena obtained by The Associated Press shows a federal grand jury is looking into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign.The subpoena orders the executive director of the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission to appear Wednesday in Topeka and to provide documents pertaining to loans Brownback's campaign received in 2013 and 2014.The Dec. 2 subpoena doesn't say which specific loans are being investigated, but the only loans listed on campaign d...More >>
  • An early house bill propose to cut gifted from special education funding in Kansas

    An early house bill propose to cut gifted from special education funding in Kansas

    Thursday, January 8 2015 6:02 PM EST2015-01-08 23:02:19 GMT
    The draft of a bill heading for the Kansas House calls for cutting gifted education out of the special education category. It's an idea that's been tossed around before but could stick with Kansas facing financial issues. Beth Gilbert works with gifted students every hour at Pittsburg high school. helping some with ACT prep, others with independent studies and guiding more to the right college level programs. Students say gifted classes have nurtured their natural abilities and don't want...More >>
    The draft of a bill heading for the Kansas House calls for cutting gifted education out of the special education category. It's an idea that's been tossed around before but could stick with Kansas facing financial issues. Beth Gilbert works with gifted students every hour at Pittsburg high school. helping some with ACT prep, others with independent studies and guiding more to the right college level programs. Students say gifted classes have nurtured their natural abilities and don't want...More >>
  • JPD identify three suspects; Gordon charged with fraud

    JPD identify three suspects; Gordon charged with fraud

    Thursday, January 8 2015 5:28 PM EST2015-01-08 22:28:16 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department has recently taken several reports of mail and other parcels being stolen from residences. The reports have indicated that mail is being taken from mailboxes in residential areas and that packages that are left at residences have also been taken.We would like to remind everyone of some helpful hints to try and prevent your mail or other packages from being tampered with.Pick up your mail promptly after delivery. Don't leave it in your mailbox overnight. If you're ...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department has recently taken several reports of mail and other parcels being stolen from residences. The reports have indicated that mail is being taken from mailboxes in residential areas and that packages that are left at residences have also been taken.We would like to remind everyone of some helpful hints to try and prevent your mail or other packages from being tampered with.Pick up your mail promptly after delivery. Don't leave it in your mailbox overnight. If you're ...More >>
  • Suspects identified in burglaries; Romero at large

    Suspects identified in burglaries; Romero at large

    Friday, January 9 2015 5:29 PM EST2015-01-09 22:29:39 GMT
    On December 26, 2014, the Joplin Police Department responded to Hideout Harley, 5014 S. Hearnes Blvd. A vehicle had been driven through the front doors. It was determined that nothMore >>

    On December 26, 2014, the Joplin Police Department responded to Hideout Harley, 5014 S. Hearnes Blvd. A vehicle had been driven through the front doors. It was determined that noth
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  • Senator Blunt Chosen To Serve As Chairman Of Rules Committee In 114th Congress

    Senator Blunt Chosen To Serve As Chairman Of Rules Committee In 114th Congress

    Thursday, January 8 2015 3:34 PM EST2015-01-08 20:34:16 GMT
    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) was chosen to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration for the 114th Congress today. Members of the committee voted for Blunt yesterday, and the full Senate confirmed the vote this afternoon.The Committee on Rules and Administration is responsible for overseeing matters relating to rules, procedures, and administration of the Senate. Blunt has served as a member of the committee since joining the Senate in 2011.The outgoing Rules ...More >>
    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) was chosen to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration for the 114th Congress today. Members of the committee voted for Blunt yesterday, and the full Senate confirmed the vote this afternoon.The Committee on Rules and Administration is responsible for overseeing matters relating to rules, procedures, and administration of the Senate. Blunt has served as a member of the committee since joining the Senate in 2011.The outgoing Rules ...More >>
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: N. Elm. St. Closed for Railroad Repairs

    TRAFFIC ALERT: N. Elm. St. Closed for Railroad Repairs

    Thursday, January 8 2015 1:27 PM EST2015-01-08 18:27:21 GMT
    N. Elm St. will be closed for railroad repairs January 12 through 13. Drivers who use N. Elm St. between 20 Ave. NE and Elm Ct. need to find an alternate route.BNSF Railway will begin repairing the railroad beginning at 6am on Monday. They plan to be finished by 10am on Tuesday.# # #More >>
    N. Elm St. will be closed for railroad repairs January 12 through 13. Drivers who use N. Elm St. between 20 Ave. NE and Elm Ct. need to find an alternate route.BNSF Railway will begin repairing the railroad beginning at 6am on Monday. They plan to be finished by 10am on Tuesday.# # #More >>
  • O.Z. Livaneli to speak @ MSSU - January 15th &16th

    O.Z. Livaneli to speak @ MSSU - January 15th &16th

    Thursday, January 8 2015 1:21 PM EST2015-01-08 18:21:55 GMT
    O.Z. Livaneli, one of Turkey's most prominent and popular authors, will offer two special presentations and book signings during a Jan. 15-16 visit to Missouri Southern State University.Livaneli will speak at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, and again at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in Webster Hall's Corley Auditorium. He will sign books and answer questions from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 1:50 p.m. on Thursday by the fireplace on the third floor of Spiva Library; and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 1:5...More >>
    O.Z. Livaneli, one of Turkey's most prominent and popular authors, will offer two special presentations and book signings during a Jan. 15-16 visit to Missouri Southern State University.Livaneli will speak at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, and again at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in Webster Hall's Corley Auditorium. He will sign books and answer questions from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 1:50 p.m. on Thursday by the fireplace on the third floor of Spiva Library; and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 1:5...More >>
  • Valentine's Banquet - February 7th

    Valentine's Banquet - February 7th

    Thursday, January 8 2015 1:04 PM EST2015-01-08 18:04:20 GMT
    Join us for a fun evening of good food, games, prizes, photo shoot , silent auction and some good old visiting.Sat. Feb.7th 2015 starts at 5:00pm9155 Sw 30th Columbus KansasAll you can eat Lasagna, salad and dessertTickets are $10.00 for one or $15.00 for a couple.All proceeds will go to our youth department.For tickets or information call 620-429-7056More >>
    Join us for a fun evening of good food, games, prizes, photo shoot , silent auction and some good old visiting.Sat. Feb.7th 2015 starts at 5:00pm9155 Sw 30th Columbus KansasAll you can eat Lasagna, salad and dessertTickets are $10.00 for one or $15.00 for a couple.All proceeds will go to our youth department.For tickets or information call 620-429-7056More >>
  • 2nd Annual Victory 4 Haiti Meal Packaging Day - February 28th

    2nd Annual Victory 4 Haiti Meal Packaging Day - February 28th

    Thursday, January 8 2015 12:53 PM EST2015-01-08 17:53:04 GMT
    Victory Ministry and Sports Complex will hold the 2nd Annual Victory 4 Haiti meal packaging day on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Victory Ministry, 3405 S. Hammons Blvd., Joplin, MO. 285,000 meals will be packaged and shipped to the Haitian Christian Mission in Fonds Parisian, Haiti. The meals will serve approximately 2,500 students for 90 days with one nutritious meal during their school day.1,600 volunteers are needed to complete the task. Four two-hour shifts with 400 people each shift are...More >>
    Victory Ministry and Sports Complex will hold the 2nd Annual Victory 4 Haiti meal packaging day on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Victory Ministry, 3405 S. Hammons Blvd., Joplin, MO. 285,000 meals will be packaged and shipped to the Haitian Christian Mission in Fonds Parisian, Haiti. The meals will serve approximately 2,500 students for 90 days with one nutritious meal during their school day.1,600 volunteers are needed to complete the task. Four two-hour shifts with 400 people each shift are...More >>
  • Parsons Kiwanis Celebrates January BUG Students

    Parsons Kiwanis Celebrates January BUG Students

    Thursday, January 8 2015 12:39 PM EST2015-01-08 17:39:02 GMT
    Pictured from left (front row): Alyssa Keaton, Larissa Muniz, Becca Hizey and Megan Steinle. Back row, from left: Steven Chen, Robert Tobel, Jailyn Stice, and Logan Duroni.Pictured from left (front row): Alyssa Keaton, Larissa Muniz, Becca Hizey and Megan Steinle. Back row, from left: Steven Chen, Robert Tobel, Jailyn Stice, and Logan Duroni.
    The Parsons Kiwanis Club celebrated students from USD 53, USD 506 and St. Patrick's Catholic School during its regular weekly meeting. The sixth grade students were awarded certificates of achievement, t-shirts and school supplies, and were treated to lunch by the group for being named a January Bringing Up Grades (BUGS) student. The program celebrates the students achievements in and out of the classroom.More >>
    The Parsons Kiwanis Club celebrated students from USD 53, USD 506 and St. Patrick's Catholic School during its regular weekly meeting. The sixth grade students were awarded certificates of achievement, t-shirts and school supplies, and were treated to lunch by the group for being named a January Bringing Up Grades (BUGS) student. The program celebrates the students achievements in and out of the classroom.More >>
  • Study Credited for Bringing Business to Pittsburg

    Study Credited for Bringing Business to Pittsburg

    Wednesday, January 7 2015 10:16 PM EST2015-01-08 03:16:30 GMT
    There's a lot to consider when starting a business. But in Pittsburg, city officials say a recent study has done plenty to address those considerations. More >>
    There's a lot to consider when starting a business. But in Pittsburg, city officials say a recent study has done plenty to address those considerations. More >>
  • Missouri legislation pushes back against strict proposed EPA regulations on wood stove manufacturing

    Missouri legislation pushes back against strict proposed EPA regulations on wood stove manufacturing

    Wednesday, January 7 2015 7:50 PM EST2015-01-08 00:50:43 GMT
    Recently passed legislation in Missouri pushes back against strict proposed regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency on wood stove manufacturing. Some manufacturers say should the regulations be enforced, costs would increase so much that their products would no longer be affordable to consumers.More >>
    Recently passed legislation in Missouri pushes back against strict proposed regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency on wood stove manufacturing. Some manufacturers say should the regulations be enforced, costs would increase so much that their products would no longer be affordable to consumers.More >>
  • Joplin Schools tornado shelters double as gyms for inside recess during bitterly cold weather.

    Joplin Schools tornado shelters double as gyms for inside recess during bitterly cold weather.

    Wednesday, January 7 2015 5:34 PM EST2015-01-07 22:34:09 GMT
    Cold temperatures and wind chills mean elementary students aren't going outside for recess. But at most joplin schools, new tornado shelters are giving kids a better option than recess in the classroom. Just ask second graders at Royal Heights elementary. “Who in this class loves recess? And they answer, “Me, me, me, me! " Second graders spend the bulk of their day in the classroom with the exception of PE and recess. But in the past freezing cold weather kept them in the classroom. Second ...More >>
    Cold temperatures and wind chills mean elementary students aren't going outside for recess. But at most joplin schools, new tornado shelters are giving kids a better option than recess in the classroom. Just ask second graders at Royal Heights elementary. “Who in this class loves recess? And they answer, “Me, me, me, me! " Second graders spend the bulk of their day in the classroom with the exception of PE and recess. But in the past freezing cold weather kept them in the classroom. Second ...More >>
  • Warming Shelters Available in Joplin

    Warming Shelters Available in Joplin

    Wednesday, January 7 2015 5:23 PM EST2015-01-07 22:23:49 GMT
    As subzero temperatures continue today, City officials remind citizens to check on family members, neighbors and friends to ensure their environment is adequate to endure the frigid conditions.If needs arise for more suitable settings, the Salvation Army will be available tonight as a warming shelter for those in need. Salvation Army Captain James Curry announced their facility at 8th and Kentucky will be open starting at 5 p.m. through the morning for a warming shelter. Captain Curry said th...More >>
    As subzero temperatures continue today, City officials remind citizens to check on family members, neighbors and friends to ensure their environment is adequate to endure the frigid conditions.If needs arise for more suitable settings, the Salvation Army will be available tonight as a warming shelter for those in need. Salvation Army Captain James Curry announced their facility at 8th and Kentucky will be open starting at 5 p.m. through the morning for a warming shelter. Captain Curry said th...More >>
  • Baxter Springs man sentenced to 10 years on meth charge

    Baxter Springs man sentenced to 10 years on meth charge

    Wednesday, January 7 2015 5:22 PM EST2015-01-07 22:22:19 GMT
    A Baxter Springs man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.Calvin E. Richards, 55, was sentenced to 120 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Kurtis I. Loy in Cherokee County District Court. Richards pleaded guilty to the crime in August 2014. The crime occurred in February 2014.The charge stemmed from an investigation by the Baxter Springs Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff's Departmen...More >>
    A Baxter Springs man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.Calvin E. Richards, 55, was sentenced to 120 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Kurtis I. Loy in Cherokee County District Court. Richards pleaded guilty to the crime in August 2014. The crime occurred in February 2014.The charge stemmed from an investigation by the Baxter Springs Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff's Departmen...More >>
  • Two Joplin men charged w/ illegal firearms following car chase, K-9 search

    Two Joplin men charged w/ illegal firearms following car chase, K-9 search

    Thursday, January 8 2015 6:00 PM EST2015-01-08 23:00:05 GMT
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two Joplin, Mo., men have been charged in federal court, in separate but related cases, with illegally possessing firearms after they attempted to hide and flee from law enforcement officers.Franklin McLean, 34, and Theodore Lane, 36, both of Joplin, were charged in separate criminal complaints filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. McLean was charged wit...More >>
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two Joplin, Mo., men have been charged in federal court, in separate but related cases, with illegally possessing firearms after they attempted to hide and flee from law enforcement officers.Franklin McLean, 34, and Theodore Lane, 36, both of Joplin, were charged in separate criminal complaints filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. McLean was charged wit...More >>
  • 2015 Polar Plunge Season is Open

    2015 Polar Plunge Season is Open

    Wednesday, January 7 2015 1:36 PM EST2015-01-07 18:36:20 GMT
    You've made it through the holidays and now it's time for new adventures in 2015. Start the new year being cool during the Polar Plunges to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Kansas. Get into the spirit of things with your costumes and this year's theme – Peace Love Plunge!Polar Plunges® take place during January, February and March at nine locations in the state. The extreme events raise money for Special Olympics athletes in Kansas for training and competition in 22 sports in addition...More >>
    You've made it through the holidays and now it's time for new adventures in 2015. Start the new year being cool during the Polar Plunges to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Kansas. Get into the spirit of things with your costumes and this year's theme – Peace Love Plunge!Polar Plunges® take place during January, February and March at nine locations in the state. The extreme events raise money for Special Olympics athletes in Kansas for training and competition in 22 sports in addition...More >>
  • Electrical Component causes Miami house fire

    Electrical Component causes Miami house fire

    Thursday, January 8 2015 6:18 PM EST2015-01-08 23:18:01 GMT
    At 3:05 AM, Miami Fire Department received a call for a house fire at 16 G Northeast Street. Official say the victim, 52 year old male, was only the occupant at the time of the fire, and has passed away.Crews believe the flames may have started in one of the bedrooms, but the cause is still under investigation.Quapaw Tribe Fire Department was also assisted with putting out the fire.More >>
    At 3:05 AM, Miami Fire Department received a call for a house fire at 16 G Northeast Street. Official say the victim, 52 year old male, was only the occupant at the time of the fire, and has passed away.Crews believe the flames may have started in one of the bedrooms, but the cause is still under investigation.Quapaw Tribe Fire Department was also assisted with putting out the fire.More >>
  • Southbound I-49 Update

    Southbound I-49 Update

    Thursday, January 8 2015 12:28 PM EST2015-01-08 17:28:34 GMT
    Southbound I-49 South of Lamar - January 6th through Tuesday, January 20th. Weather and/or construstion delay could postpone the completion of the project,More >>
    Southbound I-49 South of Lamar - January 6th through Tuesday, January 20th. Weather and/or construstion delay could postpone the completion of the project,More >>
  • Southwest Missouri residents hold vigil for Medicaid expansion

    Southwest Missouri residents hold vigil for Medicaid expansion

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 10:33 PM EST2015-01-07 03:33:55 GMT
    Meet Arielle Speer. A mother, student, worker and one of thousands in Missouri who lacks affordable heath care coverage. "I know so many people here that are single struggling mothers like myself, and fathers, and they don't know what to do. They are university students like I am. They work jobs. Some of them work two to three jobs, and still they can't get insurance....More >>
    Meet Arielle Speer. A mother, student, worker and one of thousands in Missouri who lacks affordable heath care coverage. "I know so many people here that are single struggling mothers like myself, and fathers, and they don't know what to do. They are university students like I am. They work jobs. Some of them work two to three jobs, and still they can't get insurance....More >>
  • Affordable Care Act may bring some changes to filing your 2014 taxes

    Affordable Care Act may bring some changes to filing your 2014 taxes

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 6:37 PM EST2015-01-06 23:37:30 GMT
    The Affordable Care Act may bring some changes to filing your 2014 taxes. 2015 is the first year those without insurance or who enrolled in the Marketplace past the deadline will face some penalties.More >>
    The Affordable Care Act may bring some changes to filing your 2014 taxes. 2015 is the first year those without insurance or who enrolled in the Marketplace past the deadline will face some penalties.More >>
  • NEO Certified Healthy Campus and Business

    NEO Certified Healthy Campus and Business

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 5:40 PM EST2015-01-06 22:40:38 GMT
    Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) was recently recognized as a Certified Healthy Campus and Business by the Oklahoma State Department of Health for making a positive impact on the health of students, employees and visitors.The college will be acknowledged at the Certified Healthy Oklahoma luncheon and program in February in Norman, Okla. The organization recognizes certified healthy businesses, communities, schools, campuses and restaurants.NEO began participating in the Certified Health...More >>
    Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) was recently recognized as a Certified Healthy Campus and Business by the Oklahoma State Department of Health for making a positive impact on the health of students, employees and visitors.The college will be acknowledged at the Certified Healthy Oklahoma luncheon and program in February in Norman, Okla. The organization recognizes certified healthy businesses, communities, schools, campuses and restaurants.NEO began participating in the Certified Health...More >>
  • Carl Junction School district adopts new bullying reporting system called Sprigeo

    Carl Junction School district adopts new bullying reporting system called Sprigeo

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 5:32 PM EST2015-01-06 22:32:50 GMT
    The Carl Junction school district adopted a new program for students to report problems like bullying. Students admit bullying exists especially in their social media world. Senior Sarah Veri says, "I'm amazed how I get on there and I see all these rude comments degrading people. And it's a problem. It doesn't go on so much at school, well, it goes on at school but not like it used to be. I'll meet you after class and we'll duke it out. It's more on social media and that kind of things and ...More >>
    The Carl Junction school district adopted a new program for students to report problems like bullying. Students admit bullying exists especially in their social media world. Senior Sarah Veri says, "I'm amazed how I get on there and I see all these rude comments degrading people. And it's a problem. It doesn't go on so much at school, well, it goes on at school but not like it used to be. I'll meet you after class and we'll duke it out. It's more on social media and that kind of things and ...More >>
  • Construction begins on Safety Training Tower

    Construction begins on Safety Training Tower

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 5:30 PM EST2015-01-06 22:30:21 GMT
    Joplin Public Safety officials announced the initial construction phase of the Training Tower today during a public informational session. Interim Fire Chief James Furgerson, Fire Training Chief Andy Nimmo, and Police Captain Darren Gallup discussed the benefits that this new facility offers.The four-story training tower will provide realistic and safe training environment for both fire and police personnel, and is part of the first phase of a two-phase development for the Public Safety Train...More >>
    Joplin Public Safety officials announced the initial construction phase of the Training Tower today during a public informational session. Interim Fire Chief James Furgerson, Fire Training Chief Andy Nimmo, and Police Captain Darren Gallup discussed the benefits that this new facility offers.The four-story training tower will provide realistic and safe training environment for both fire and police personnel, and is part of the first phase of a two-phase development for the Public Safety Train...More >>
  • KVC Behavioral Healthcare: FREE Foster Parent Classes - January

    KVC Behavioral Healthcare: FREE Foster Parent Classes - January

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 4:33 PM EST2015-01-06 21:33:09 GMT
    KVC Behavioral Healthcare is offering FREE foster parent classes in January 2015 Chanute, Fort Scott and Independence KS.Help over 700 children is southeast Kansas stay in their community by opening your home and becoming a foster home.http://kansas.kvc.org/More >>
    KVC Behavioral Healthcare is offering FREE foster parent classes in January 2015 Chanute, Fort Scott and Independence KS.Help over 700 children is southeast Kansas stay in their community by opening your home and becoming a foster home.http://kansas.kvc.org/More >>
  • Fernandez Bound Over; Back in court in February

    Fernandez Bound Over; Back in court in February

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 4:04 PM EST2015-01-06 21:04:53 GMT
    Fernandez Update:  In Newton County Court....More >>
    Fernandez Update:  In Newton County Court....More >>
  • CHC/SEK Receives National Accreditation

    CHC/SEK Receives National Accreditation

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 2:49 PM EST2015-01-06 19:49:46 GMT
    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) in Pittsburg has earned national accreditation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for its Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program.The program provides education and support to CHC/SEK patients with Type 1, Type 2, pre-diabetes or gestational diabetes. Patients meet with program coordinator Nancy Evans, a Certified Diabetic Educator, who designs an education program to meet each individual's specific ne...More >>
    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) in Pittsburg has earned national accreditation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for its Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program.The program provides education and support to CHC/SEK patients with Type 1, Type 2, pre-diabetes or gestational diabetes. Patients meet with program coordinator Nancy Evans, a Certified Diabetic Educator, who designs an education program to meet each individual's specific ne...More >>
  • LIfePoints Lift & CBCO donors team up

    LIfePoints Lift & CBCO donors team up

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 1:35 PM EST2015-01-06 18:35:28 GMT
    Blood donors give to help others. Now they'll have the opportunity to give more through LifePoints Lift, a unique partnership between Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) and ten area not-for-profit organizations.CBCO's LifePoints program allows blood donors to collect reward points every time they give. Donors may redeem their LifePoints for gift cards or wearables in CBCO's online store. While those rewards will remain available, LifePoints Lift will allow donors to dedicate their Li...More >>
    Blood donors give to help others. Now they'll have the opportunity to give more through LifePoints Lift, a unique partnership between Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) and ten area not-for-profit organizations.CBCO's LifePoints program allows blood donors to collect reward points every time they give. Donors may redeem their LifePoints for gift cards or wearables in CBCO's online store. While those rewards will remain available, LifePoints Lift will allow donors to dedicate their Li...More >>
  • Spring 2015 Youth Soccer - City of Miami

    Spring 2015 Youth Soccer - City of Miami

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 1:18 PM EST2015-01-06 18:18:41 GMT
    Miami Regional Soccer Association (MRSA) is now accepting registration for Spring 2015 youth soccer. Players must be at least 4 years old (born on or before January 31, 2011) and not 19 years old (born on or after August 31, 1995). Players must provide a birth certificates if MRSA does not have one on file.1st player: $35. Additional Family Members: $20.Completed registration forms should be mailed to: Miami Soccer, P.O. Box 22, Miami OK 74355. MRSA will also have signups during youth basketb...More >>
    Miami Regional Soccer Association (MRSA) is now accepting registration for Spring 2015 youth soccer. Players must be at least 4 years old (born on or before January 31, 2011) and not 19 years old (born on or after August 31, 1995). Players must provide a birth certificates if MRSA does not have one on file.1st player: $35. Additional Family Members: $20.Completed registration forms should be mailed to: Miami Soccer, P.O. Box 22, Miami OK 74355. MRSA will also have signups during youth basketb...More >>
  • Memorial Hall Fundraising Achieved; Renderings in March

    Memorial Hall Fundraising Achieved; Renderings in March

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 2:39 PM EST2015-01-06 19:39:21 GMT
    On December 1, 2014 the Joplin City Council approved the joint request of Connect2Culture, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Pro Musica, and the Downtown Joplin Alliance to support the exploration of the Memorial Hall site becoming a community cultural arts center. This center would be a public-private partnership that would include a new home for George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, a 500-seat proscenium performance hall to accommodate Pro Musica's annual concert season along with other c...More >>
    On December 1, 2014 the Joplin City Council approved the joint request of Connect2Culture, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Pro Musica, and the Downtown Joplin Alliance to support the exploration of the Memorial Hall site becoming a community cultural arts center. This center would be a public-private partnership that would include a new home for George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, a 500-seat proscenium performance hall to accommodate Pro Musica's annual concert season along with other c...More >>
  • Cherokee County residents brave cold for peaceful protest

    Cherokee County residents brave cold for peaceful protest

    Monday, January 5 2015 10:25 PM EST2015-01-06 03:25:57 GMT
    This was the scene Monday afternoon:Residents of Cherokee County stood along 7th Street voicing their concerns and hopes. "We're here trying to let a lot of people know what's going on, get a lot of people involved and maybe we can get some changes made," said Galena resident Merle Baker.More >>
    This was the scene Monday afternoon:Residents of Cherokee County stood along 7th Street voicing their concerns and hopes. "We're here trying to let a lot of people know what's going on, get a lot of people involved and maybe we can get some changes made," said Galena resident Merle Baker.More >>
  • Joplin City Council approves agreement on new Crosslines location

    Joplin City Council approves agreement on new Crosslines location

    Monday, January 5 2015 7:43 PM EST2015-01-06 00:43:50 GMT
    Tonight the Joplin City Council voted to approve an agreement regarding a new location for Crosslines services. The city plans to purchase the organization's current building in order to convert it into a locker room and training facility for the Joplin Blasters.More >>
    Tonight the Joplin City Council voted to approve an agreement regarding a new location for Crosslines services. The city plans to purchase the organization's current building in order to convert it into a locker room and training facility for the Joplin Blasters.More >>
  • Joplin Chamber of Commerce President gives economic development update

    Joplin Chamber of Commerce President gives economic development update

    Monday, January 5 2015 7:31 PM EST2015-01-06 00:31:36 GMT
    Tonight Joplin Chamber of Commerce President Rob O'Brian gave an update to the city council on economic development in the area over the past year.More >>
    Tonight Joplin Chamber of Commerce President Rob O'Brian gave an update to the city council on economic development in the area over the past year.More >>
  • Oklahoma's Proposed "Hoodie Law" Causes Controversy

    Oklahoma's Proposed "Hoodie Law" Causes Controversy

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 5:27 PM EST2015-01-06 22:27:50 GMT
    A proposed law in Oklahoma nicknamed the “hoodie law” is stirring up a heated debate in the state and across the nation. Many think the new law would make wearing a hoodie illegal, but the law has more to do with crime than fashion. The bill doesn't target hoodies, but rather any disguise someone might wear to commit a crime. Still the senator who proposed the bill is hearing from hoodie fans across his state. Senator Don Barrington's bill aims to prevent people from concealing their ide...More >>
    A proposed law in Oklahoma nicknamed the “hoodie law” is stirring up a heated debate in the state and across the nation. Many think the new law would make wearing a hoodie illegal, but the law has more to do with crime than fashion. The bill doesn't target hoodies, but rather any disguise someone might wear to commit a crime. Still the senator who proposed the bill is hearing from hoodie fans across his state. Senator Don Barrington's bill aims to prevent people from concealing their ide...More >>
  • Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair - February 25

    Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair - February 25

    Monday, January 5 2015 3:23 PM EST2015-01-05 20:23:19 GMT
    Cherokee County Economic Development and the Cherokee County E-Community will host the first annual Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair on February 25, 2015 at Columbus Unified High School in Columbus, KS. This entrepreneurship competition is open to students in grades 9-12 from the Baxter Springs, Columbus, Galena, Riverton, and Southeast School Districts.Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Entrants will present their business concepts with a written business p...More >>
    Cherokee County Economic Development and the Cherokee County E-Community will host the first annual Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair on February 25, 2015 at Columbus Unified High School in Columbus, KS. This entrepreneurship competition is open to students in grades 9-12 from the Baxter Springs, Columbus, Galena, Riverton, and Southeast School Districts.Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Entrants will present their business concepts with a written business p...More >>
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane Closure in Joplin - January 6th to January 9th

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane Closure in Joplin - January 6th to January 9th

    Monday, January 5 2015 3:02 PM EST2015-01-05 20:02:06 GMT
    There will be a Lane Closure on 24th between Mc Connell Avenue and Patterson Avenue starting Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. until Friday, January 9, 2015 7:00 p.m.The closure is due to Dalton-Killinger working on a storm water project..The street will have a lane closure in the north bound lane. Drivers may experience a short delay. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in this area.If you have any questions, please call the Engineering Department at 624-0820, ext. 530.More >>
    There will be a Lane Closure on 24th between Mc Connell Avenue and Patterson Avenue starting Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. until Friday, January 9, 2015 7:00 p.m.The closure is due to Dalton-Killinger working on a storm water project..The street will have a lane closure in the north bound lane. Drivers may experience a short delay. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in this area.If you have any questions, please call the Engineering Department at 624-0820, ext. 530.More >>
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Barton County Route A CLOSED - January 15th

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Barton County Route A CLOSED - January 15th

    Monday, January 5 2015 1:35 PM EST2015-01-05 18:35:39 GMT
    Where: Barton County Route A CLOSED between NE 80th and NE 70th Roads east of LamarWhen: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15What: Route A CLOSED to allow MoDOT crews to replace a drain pipe underneath the roadTraffic Impacts: Drivers will have to find an alternate route around the closing. Drivers will be able to get to driveways and other entrances on either side of the closing. However, they will NOT be able to travel through the work zone.Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts could postp...More >>
    Where: Barton County Route A CLOSED between NE 80th and NE 70th Roads east of LamarWhen: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15What: Route A CLOSED to allow MoDOT crews to replace a drain pipe underneath the roadTraffic Impacts: Drivers will have to find an alternate route around the closing. Drivers will be able to get to driveways and other entrances on either side of the closing. However, they will NOT be able to travel through the work zone.Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts could postp...More >>
  • James 1:22 Project Helps Joplin Homeless

    James 1:22 Project Helps Joplin Homeless

    Sunday, January 4 2015 10:36 PM EST2015-01-05 03:36:30 GMT
    About 6 months ago, several Joplin-area residents came together hoping to do more for the city's homeless. Now, armed with a car full of food and a van full of clothing, the James 1:22 Project looks to make a real difference for those in need. More >>
    About 6 months ago, several Joplin-area residents came together hoping to do more for the city's homeless. Now, armed with a car full of food and a van full of clothing, the James 1:22 Project looks to make a real difference for those in need. More >>
  • One In Fifteen Homes Affected by High Levels of Radon Gas

    One In Fifteen Homes Affected by High Levels of Radon Gas

    Sunday, January 4 2015 9:59 PM EST2015-01-05 02:59:37 GMT
    A little known colorless and odorless gas may be seeping through the cracks in your home. It's called radon and affects 11 of every 15 homes in America. Radon is part of our ecosystem, you can't get away from it,” says Premiere Home Inspector Derek Gander. Radon is a naturally occurring gas released in rock, soil and water. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Joplin homeowner Jeff Herr is selling his house and wants to make sure it's safe and ready for a new owner. ...More >>
    A little known colorless and odorless gas may be seeping through the cracks in your home. It's called radon and affects 11 of every 15 homes in America. Radon is part of our ecosystem, you can't get away from it,” says Premiere Home Inspector Derek Gander. Radon is a naturally occurring gas released in rock, soil and water. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Joplin homeowner Jeff Herr is selling his house and wants to make sure it's safe and ready for a new owner. ...More >>
  • January Kicks Off Girl Scout Cookie Sales

    January Kicks Off Girl Scout Cookie Sales

    Saturday, January 3 2015 8:42 PM EST2015-01-04 01:42:24 GMT
    Joplin Girl Scouts take to the streets pre-selling cookies. Girl Scout Caroline Hunter and her mom are going door to door taking pre-orders for cookies to be delivered in mid-February. Troop leaders stress the need to be safe when knocking on doors, and to always travel in pairs with a parent supervising. The organization has been selling cookies for nearly one hundred years because it teaches girls to be business savvy and builds character. "For my daughter at least, i love the fact that ...More >>
    Joplin Girl Scouts take to the streets pre-selling cookies. Girl Scout Caroline Hunter and her mom are going door to door taking pre-orders for cookies to be delivered in mid-February. Troop leaders stress the need to be safe when knocking on doors, and to always travel in pairs with a parent supervising. The organization has been selling cookies for nearly one hundred years because it teaches girls to be business savvy and builds character. "For my daughter at least, i love the fact that ...More >>
  • Webb City Farmer's Market Collects Used Glasses

    Webb City Farmer's Market Collects Used Glasses

    Saturday, January 3 2015 8:36 PM EST2015-01-04 01:36:57 GMT
    The New Year is a time to start fresh, and what better way to see the world in a new light than with a fresh pair of eyes. Visitors at the Webb city farmer's market filled up an entire tub with glasses, to be donated to a US run Methodist clinic in Jamaica. Market musician Corky Dowe is heading to the island next month on a medical mission, and says the people are in desperate need of eyewear. "It's the perfect time of year to be cleaning out your drawers. Most of us have too many things th...More >>
    The New Year is a time to start fresh, and what better way to see the world in a new light than with a fresh pair of eyes. Visitors at the Webb city farmer's market filled up an entire tub with glasses, to be donated to a US run Methodist clinic in Jamaica. Market musician Corky Dowe is heading to the island next month on a medical mission, and says the people are in desperate need of eyewear. "It's the perfect time of year to be cleaning out your drawers. Most of us have too many things th...More >>
  • Joplin Considers Replacing Low Water Bridge

    Joplin Considers Replacing Low Water Bridge

    Saturday, January 3 2015 8:31 PM EST2015-01-04 01:31:57 GMT
    A low water bridge that floods during heavy rains could be replaced if Joplin and Newton County work together to pay for it. On Monday Joplin City Council members will consider spending up to a million dollars to replace the low water bridge on Jackson Street, near Glendale. Newton County would do the work paying for part of the construction with money from MODOT. Replacing the bridge could cost $2 million. Residents hope the one lane bridge is both widened and raised to prevent it from bein...More >>
    A low water bridge that floods during heavy rains could be replaced if Joplin and Newton County work together to pay for it. On Monday Joplin City Council members will consider spending up to a million dollars to replace the low water bridge on Jackson Street, near Glendale. Newton County would do the work paying for part of the construction with money from MODOT. Replacing the bridge could cost $2 million. Residents hope the one lane bridge is both widened and raised to prevent it from bein...More >>
  • Pitt State Alumni Re-Live College Days

    Pitt State Alumni Re-Live College Days

    Saturday, January 3 2015 7:46 PM EST2015-01-04 00:46:33 GMT
    Some Pittsburg State University alumni took to John Lance Area Saturday to help out their former school. More >>
    Some Pittsburg State University alumni took to John Lance Area Saturday to help out their former school. More >>
  • Pet Adoption in Neosho

    Pet Adoption in Neosho

    Saturday, January 3 2015 7:34 PM EST2015-01-04 00:34:36 GMT
    Faithful Friends Animal Advocates hosts an adoption day for cats and dogs. The Neosho-based group is still finishing construction of its no-kill shelter. Until then, group volunteers are serving as temporary foster parents for the animals. More >>
    Faithful Friends Animal Advocates hosts an adoption day for cats and dogs. The Neosho-based group is still finishing construction of its no-kill shelter. Until then, group volunteers are serving as temporary foster parents for the animals. More >>
  • Fitness Enthusiasts Attempt World Record

    Fitness Enthusiasts Attempt World Record

    Saturday, January 3 2015 7:27 PM EST2015-01-04 00:27:57 GMT
    Fitness enthusiasts in 11 countries, an estimated 10-thousand participants, attempted the largest simultaneous group workout today at noon. More >>
    Fitness enthusiasts in 11 countries, an estimated 10-thousand participants, attempted the largest simultaneous group workout today at noon. More >>
  • Galena residents plan protest

    Galena residents plan protest

    Friday, January 2 2015 8:12 PM EST2015-01-03 01:12:08 GMT
    Some Galena residents are organizing a protest requesting further transparency from the Galena City Council.More >>
    Some Galena residents are organizing a protest requesting further transparency from the Galena City Council.More >>
  • Resolving to Finish College or Add a Degree Easier for One Man Online

    Resolving to Finish College or Add a Degree Easier for One Man Online

    Friday, January 2 2015 2:16 PM EST2015-01-02 19:16:20 GMT
    It's a time for resolutions and while most resolve to lose weight, for others it could be a good time to resolve to go back to school. Brian Steward has spent twenty-six years traveling around as a state grain storage auditor and he's close to retirement. So he decided to go back to school. Steward says, "I guess I just want an accounting degree as I look into a second career. I think it will open a lot of doors for me." He chose Western Governors University Missouri taking classes online. T...More >>
    It's a time for resolutions and while most resolve to lose weight, for others it could be a good time to resolve to go back to school. Brian Steward has spent twenty-six years traveling around as a state grain storage auditor and he's close to retirement. So he decided to go back to school. Steward says, "I guess I just want an accounting degree as I look into a second career. I think it will open a lot of doors for me." He chose Western Governors University Missouri taking classes online. T...More >>
  • Freeman Health System receives high grade

    Freeman Health System receives high grade

    Friday, January 2 2015 12:51 PM EST2015-01-02 17:51:22 GMT
    Press Release from Freeman Health System:Freeman Health System recently received recognition for its commitment to patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog and leading healthcare performance measurement organization. Leapfrog awarded Freeman an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, acknowledging Freeman's success in protecting patients from errors, injuries and infections. Freeman is the only hospital in southwest Missouri to earn an “A” and one of ...More >>
    Press Release from Freeman Health System:Freeman Health System recently received recognition for its commitment to patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog and leading healthcare performance measurement organization. Leapfrog awarded Freeman an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, acknowledging Freeman's success in protecting patients from errors, injuries and infections. Freeman is the only hospital in southwest Missouri to earn an “A” and one of ...More >>
  • Investigation continues for southeast Kansas restaurant fire

    Investigation continues for southeast Kansas restaurant fire

    Friday, January 2 2015 12:12 PM EST2015-01-02 17:12:11 GMT
    Investigators are looking into what started an overnight New Year's fire at fast food restaurant in southeast Kansas. Freezing temperatures actually make it harder for fire crews to put out flames at the Neodesha Dairy Queen. No one was inside the restaurant when the fire started late New Year's Eve and burned into the New Year. When crews arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the back of the building. Today officials say the building is a total loss. The only injuries reported were of f...More >>
    Investigators are looking into what started an overnight New Year's fire at fast food restaurant in southeast Kansas. Freezing temperatures actually make it harder for fire crews to put out flames at the Neodesha Dairy Queen. No one was inside the restaurant when the fire started late New Year's Eve and burned into the New Year. When crews arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the back of the building. Today officials say the building is a total loss. The only injuries reported were of f...More >>
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