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  • Thanksgiving is for Shopping

    Thanksgiving is for Shopping

    Thursday, November 27 2014 11:21 PM EST2014-11-28 04:21:59 GMT
    Thursday is the new black, as holiday shoppers get a head-start on Black Friday.More >>
    Thursday is the new black, as holiday shoppers get a head-start on Black Friday.More >>
  • Thanksgiving Means Big Business for Local Restaurants

    Thanksgiving Means Big Business for Local Restaurants

    Thursday, November 27 2014 5:58 PM EST2014-11-27 22:58:27 GMT
    Thanksgiving is not only a big day for stuffing your face with food, but for the food business. Around 33 million people rely on restaurants for all or part of their turkey day dinners. “We have no family close by. They're all far away so for two of us to cook a big turkey is stupid,” says diner Mariane Wood. Golden Corral in Joplin is expected to serve 2,000 people, 60% more than average. Hungry diners at golden corral lined up as early as 10am in the morning to enjoy a holiday feast with...More >>
    Thanksgiving is not only a big day for stuffing your face with food, but for the food business. Around 33 million people rely on restaurants for all or part of their turkey day dinners. “We have no family close by. They're all far away so for two of us to cook a big turkey is stupid,” says diner Mariane Wood. Golden Corral in Joplin is expected to serve 2,000 people, 60% more than average. Hungry diners at golden corral lined up as early as 10am in the morning to enjoy a holiday feast with...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department gears up for Black Friday crowds

    Joplin Police Department gears up for Black Friday crowds

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 9:22 PM EST2014-11-27 02:22:53 GMT
    Joplin Police are gearing up for Black Friday crowds along Range Line Road, where many stores will open Thursday night at midnight.More >>
    Joplin Police are gearing up for Black Friday crowds along Range Line Road, where many stores will open Thursday night at midnight.More >>
  • Missouri gas prices are the lowest in the Four States area

    Missouri gas prices are the lowest in the Four States area

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 7:07 PM EST2014-11-27 00:07:49 GMT
    Gas prices in Missouri now average at $2.54, nearly 46 cents lower than Thanksgiving time last year. Some are finding even lower prices, with $2.39 per gallon at Love's Truck Stop off I-44 in Joplin.More >>
    Gas prices in Missouri now average at $2.54, nearly 46 cents lower than Thanksgiving time last year. Some are finding even lower prices, with $2.39 per gallon at Love's Truck Stop off I-44 in Joplin.More >>
  • Rebuild Joplin organization prepares to close

    Rebuild Joplin organization prepares to close

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 6:40 PM EST2014-11-26 23:40:34 GMT
    Hurt from the tornado did not discriminate.  As it turned out, relief from the tornado had no limits, either.More >>
    Hurt from the tornado did not discriminate.  As it turned out, relief from the tornado had no limits, either.More >>
  • Rural Health Bill Saves Patients Time & Money

    Rural Health Bill Saves Patients Time & Money

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 6:06 PM EST2014-11-26 23:06:32 GMT
    Congress passes rural health legislation that the bill co-sponsor congresswoman Lynn Jenkins says was a crucial move. “Republicans and democrats put their differences aside and for once put people in rural communities before the political wrangling. And I'm confident the president will sign it into law,” says Jenkins. The bill makes it so small rural hospitals don't need a doctor present to perform routine outpatient therapeutic services like-getting blood drawn, antibiotic infusions, and phy...More >>
    Congress passes rural health legislation that the bill co-sponsor congresswoman Lynn Jenkins says was a crucial move. “Republicans and democrats put their differences aside and for once put people in rural communities before the political wrangling. And I'm confident the president will sign it into law,” says Jenkins. The bill makes it so small rural hospitals don't need a doctor present to perform routine outpatient therapeutic services like-getting blood drawn, antibiotic infusions, and phy...More >>
  • Fatal Crash North of Racine

    Fatal Crash North of Racine

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 5:04 PM EST2014-11-26 22:04:24 GMT
    At 8:20 AM, Josh Marrs, 23, and Jacob Hall, 16 were in an crash this morning north of Racine. Marrs was driving, and Hall was an occupant. The crash occurred as the 2005 GMC Truck was traveling off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, traveled off left side of roadway and overturned.Marrs, from Carthage, MO, was pronounced dead at Freeman West Hospital. Next of kin was notified. Hall, of Neosho, MO, was transported by Life Flight to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.This is Tr...More >>
    At 8:20 AM, Josh Marrs, 23, and Jacob Hall, 16 were in an crash this morning north of Racine. Marrs was driving, and Hall was an occupant. The crash occurred as the 2005 GMC Truck was traveling off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, traveled off left side of roadway and overturned.Marrs, from Carthage, MO, was pronounced dead at Freeman West Hospital. Next of kin was notified. Hall, of Neosho, MO, was transported by Life Flight to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.This is Tr...More >>
  • No School? No Problem! - The Joplin YMCA is here to assist

    No School? No Problem! - The Joplin YMCA is here to assist

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 4:23 PM EST2014-11-26 21:23:58 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Attention working parents: looking for a fun, safe and educational place for your child to spend school holidays and snow days? Don't take the day off; we've got you covered w/ our No-School-Days childcare program!The Joplin Family YMCA offers two types of No-School-Days care: Activity Days and Snow Days. In Joplin, Activity Days are available on the following school holidays: the Wednesday of Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break (not including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Ye...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Attention working parents: looking for a fun, safe and educational place for your child to spend school holidays and snow days? Don't take the day off; we've got you covered w/ our No-School-Days childcare program!The Joplin Family YMCA offers two types of No-School-Days care: Activity Days and Snow Days. In Joplin, Activity Days are available on the following school holidays: the Wednesday of Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break (not including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Ye...More >>
  • Missouri child abuse centers are on shaky financial footing

    Missouri child abuse centers are on shaky financial footing

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 2:32 PM EST2014-11-26 19:32:31 GMT
    Missouri child abuse centers are on shaky financial footing. Federal funds through the Victims of Child Abuse Act will ensure centers get by in 2015, but in 2016, funding for the state's 22 child advocacy centers is again up in the air.More >>
    Missouri child abuse centers are on shaky financial footing. Federal funds through the Victims of Child Abuse Act will ensure centers get by in 2015, but in 2016, funding for the state's 22 child advocacy centers is again up in the air.More >>
  • Burglary at Kiddie Land

    Burglary at Kiddie Land

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 11:47 AM EST2014-11-26 16:47:58 GMT
    On November 22nd, 2014, Pittsburg Police Officers responded to 813 Memorial Drive (Kiddieland) in reference to a burglary report. Officers learned that during early morning hours an unidentified suspect broke into a building on the premises. Security cameras located throughout the premises captured images of the crime.The suspect removed a small bag of chips from the building, he also attempted to take other operating supplies but these were recovered elsewhere on the property. The suspect fo...More >>
    On November 22nd, 2014, Pittsburg Police Officers responded to 813 Memorial Drive (Kiddieland) in reference to a burglary report. Officers learned that during early morning hours an unidentified suspect broke into a building on the premises. Security cameras located throughout the premises captured images of the crime.The suspect removed a small bag of chips from the building, he also attempted to take other operating supplies but these were recovered elsewhere on the property. The suspect fo...More >>
  • FDA today finalizes new regulations on menu and vending machine calorie labeling

    FDA today finalizes new regulations on menu and vending machine calorie labeling

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 9:13 PM EST2014-11-26 02:13:16 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration today finalized new rules on menu and vending machine calorie labeling. Some chain restaurants in the Four States have already begun to comply with the regulations.More >>
    The Food and Drug Administration today finalized new rules on menu and vending machine calorie labeling. Some chain restaurants in the Four States have already begun to comply with the regulations.More >>
  • When does police force turn excessive?

    When does police force turn excessive?

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 6:39 PM EST2014-11-25 23:39:43 GMT
    The very men and women charged with protecting the law are protected by the law.More >>
    The very men and women charged with protecting the law are protected by the law.More >>
  • Special Education Classroom at new JHS Resembles an Apartment

    Special Education Classroom at new JHS Resembles an Apartment

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 6:26 PM EST2014-11-25 23:26:19 GMT
    It's a home away from home of sorts for some Joplin high students. The classroom for special education students is an apartment built right inside the new Joplin high. And it's helping student learn lessons for life. Brooke White's students wash strawberries and slice bananas as they prepare a fruit salad for a Thanksgiving feast. They're not at someone's home but a classroom that takes the shape of an apartment. White says, "They learn skills like making their bed, maintaining a home suc...More >>
    It's a home away from home of sorts for some Joplin high students. The classroom for special education students is an apartment built right inside the new Joplin high. And it's helping student learn lessons for life. Brooke White's students wash strawberries and slice bananas as they prepare a fruit salad for a Thanksgiving feast. They're not at someone's home but a classroom that takes the shape of an apartment. White says, "They learn skills like making their bed, maintaining a home suc...More >>
  • Dava Daylight Crowned 2014 Miss Indian NEO

    Dava Daylight Crowned 2014 Miss Indian NEO

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 5:24 PM EST2014-11-25 22:24:03 GMT
    Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 – In a recent crowning ceremony, the American Indian Center for Excellence (AICE) in conjunction with the Native American Student Association (NASA) at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) crowned Dava Daylight as the third Miss Indian NEO.Daylight is a freshman Psychology and Sociology major from Pawhuska, Oklahoma. She represents the Quapaw, Osage, Shawnee and Delaware Tribes, and her past accomplishments include teaching drug and alcohol awareness classes for eleme...More >>
    Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 – In a recent crowning ceremony, the American Indian Center for Excellence (AICE) in conjunction with the Native American Student Association (NASA) at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) crowned Dava Daylight as the third Miss Indian NEO.Daylight is a freshman Psychology and Sociology major from Pawhuska, Oklahoma. She represents the Quapaw, Osage, Shawnee and Delaware Tribes, and her past accomplishments include teaching drug and alcohol awareness classes for eleme...More >>
  • Black Furiday Sale

    Black Furiday Sale

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 3:23 PM EST2014-11-25 20:23:55 GMT
    Lots of amazing dogs and cats will be available for adoption at discounted rates during Joplin Humane Society's “Black Furiday Sale”! Shelter workers say that 79 cats and kittens and 134 dogs and puppies are currently waiting for homes, and more great pets become available every day. The shelter will offer “doorbuster prizes” with the first ten adoption getting free customized ID tags for their newly adopted pets.“Many pets will be discounted; there is no shortage of beautiful dogs and cats h...More >>
    Lots of amazing dogs and cats will be available for adoption at discounted rates during Joplin Humane Society's “Black Furiday Sale”! Shelter workers say that 79 cats and kittens and 134 dogs and puppies are currently waiting for homes, and more great pets become available every day. The shelter will offer “doorbuster prizes” with the first ten adoption getting free customized ID tags for their newly adopted pets.“Many pets will be discounted; there is no shortage of beautiful dogs and cats h...More >>
  • Joplin Rebuild Will Host Last Ribbon Cutting

    Joplin Rebuild Will Host Last Ribbon Cutting

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 4:22 PM EST2014-11-25 21:22:09 GMT
    Rebuild Joplin announces plans to complete their Owner-Occupied Repair Program in December, 2014.Rebuild Joplin formed days after the deadly May 22, 2011 tornado. First, a resource linkage website, the organization evolved thanks to a formal partnership with St. Bernard Project – a national disaster recovery organization with operations in New Orleans, New Jersey and New York City. With support from Toyota, UPS, Home Depot, Farmers Insurance, Hilti as well as other corporate partners, Rebuild...More >>
    Rebuild Joplin announces plans to complete their Owner-Occupied Repair Program in December, 2014.Rebuild Joplin formed days after the deadly May 22, 2011 tornado. First, a resource linkage website, the organization evolved thanks to a formal partnership with St. Bernard Project – a national disaster recovery organization with operations in New Orleans, New Jersey and New York City. With support from Toyota, UPS, Home Depot, Farmers Insurance, Hilti as well as other corporate partners, Rebuild...More >>
  • Early Morning pursuit sends Nevada resident to jail

    Early Morning pursuit sends Nevada resident to jail

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 2:31 PM EST2014-11-25 19:31:35 GMT
    An early morning pursuit ended with the arrest of a Nevada resident Tuesday. According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, a 1985 Chevy truck had been driving around in the median on I-49 near the Sheldon exit early Tuesday morning. When a Sheriff's Deputy approached, the truck took off heading the wrong way on I-49 and continued to flee from deputies around the southeast part of the county. A supervisor was then notified who monitored the conditions of the pursuit. Th...More >>
    An early morning pursuit ended with the arrest of a Nevada resident Tuesday. According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, a 1985 Chevy truck had been driving around in the median on I-49 near the Sheldon exit early Tuesday morning. When a Sheriff's Deputy approached, the truck took off heading the wrong way on I-49 and continued to flee from deputies around the southeast part of the county. A supervisor was then notified who monitored the conditions of the pursuit. Th...More >>
  • Aesop's Fable-ous Christmas

    Aesop's Fable-ous Christmas

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 12:50 PM EST2014-11-25 17:50:00 GMT
    The Crowder College Theatre will perform, AESOP'S FABLE-OUS CHRISTMAS TREE, written by Michael Gravois, Friday, December 5th at 7:00pm and Saturday, December 6th at 10:00am 2:00pm. Admission: Children (12 and under) - $1; Adults - $3 ($1 discount for adult tickets with a canned food item). Call: 417-455--5458 for reservations. The production runs about 1 hour and is suitable for all ages. Our target audience is pre-k to 6th grade.When Aesop's fables are given a holiday spin, you'll get a mas...More >>
    The Crowder College Theatre will perform, AESOP'S FABLE-OUS CHRISTMAS TREE, written by Michael Gravois, Friday, December 5th at 7:00pm and Saturday, December 6th at 10:00am 2:00pm. Admission: Children (12 and under) - $1; Adults - $3 ($1 discount for adult tickets with a canned food item). Call: 417-455--5458 for reservations. The production runs about 1 hour and is suitable for all ages. Our target audience is pre-k to 6th grade.When Aesop's fables are given a holiday spin, you'll get a mas...More >>
  • 23rd Annual Stilwell Hotel Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    23rd Annual Stilwell Hotel Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 12:40 PM EST2014-11-25 17:40:58 GMT
    Stilwell Heritage Educational Foundation will celebrate the 23rd Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7 P.M. This year's memorial recognition is dedicated to the memory of Morning Sun reporter, Nikki Patrick, who supported area arts and cultural events for over forty years. Each year, the foundation presents a program which focuses on the traditions of Christmas in other countries. This year's celebration will explore the traditions of Christmas in Mexico. The celebra...More >>
    Stilwell Heritage Educational Foundation will celebrate the 23rd Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7 P.M. This year's memorial recognition is dedicated to the memory of Morning Sun reporter, Nikki Patrick, who supported area arts and cultural events for over forty years. Each year, the foundation presents a program which focuses on the traditions of Christmas in other countries. This year's celebration will explore the traditions of Christmas in Mexico. The celebra...More >>
  • 35th Annual Christmas Parade

    35th Annual Christmas Parade

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 12:35 PM EST2014-11-25 17:35:40 GMT
    35th Annual Christmas ParadeDecember 1st at 6:30pmFollowing the parade we will be having a Santa Greeting at the Pritchett Pavilion.More >>
    35th Annual Christmas ParadeDecember 1st at 6:30pmFollowing the parade we will be having a Santa Greeting at the Pritchett Pavilion.More >>
  • Joplin Police Department discusses Ferguson grand jury decision

    Joplin Police Department discusses Ferguson grand jury decision

    Monday, November 24 2014 11:03 PM EST2014-11-25 04:03:02 GMT
    Immediately after St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury will not be indicting office Darren Wilson, we spoke with the Joplin Police Department about the case. Sergeant Jared Delzell with the Joplin Police Department said....More >>
    Immediately after St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury will not be indicting office Darren Wilson, we spoke with the Joplin Police Department about the case. Sergeant Jared Delzell with the Joplin Police Department said....More >>
  • Pittsburg Annexes Land for Casino Development

    Pittsburg Annexes Land for Casino Development

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:56 PM EST2014-11-25 02:56:45 GMT
    Topeka-based Equity Ventures is asking the Pittsburg City Commission to annex roughly 200 acres on the Northwest corner of Highway 69 and Highway 400 for the development of a casino, event center, restaurant, and hotel. More >>
    Topeka-based Equity Ventures is asking the Pittsburg City Commission to annex roughly 200 acres on the Northwest corner of Highway 69 and Highway 400 for the development of a casino, event center, restaurant, and hotel. More >>
  • Wilson: No Indictment

    Wilson: No Indictment

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:40 PM EST2014-11-25 02:40:40 GMT
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday evening. A grand jury of nine whites and three blacks had been meeting weekly since Aug. 20 to consider evidence.At least nine votes would have been required to indict Wilson.The Justice Dep...More >>
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday evening. A grand jury of nine whites and three blacks had been meeting weekly since Aug. 20 to consider evidence.At least nine votes would have been required to indict Wilson.The Justice Dep...More >>
  • Pittsburg state names theater within its new Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

    Pittsburg state names theater within its new Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:00 PM EST2014-11-25 02:00:16 GMT
    Pittsburg State University today announced that it has named the theater within the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts in honor of local arts patrons and philanthropists, Dotty and Bill Miller.The naming of the Dotty and Bill Miller Theater was made possible by a generous gift from the Nancy and Richard Miller family and the Faith and Dick Coleman family.“Nancy and Richard Miller and Faith and Dick Coleman have long supported our university throughout the years, and, up until now, they have ...More >>
    Pittsburg State University today announced that it has named the theater within the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts in honor of local arts patrons and philanthropists, Dotty and Bill Miller.The naming of the Dotty and Bill Miller Theater was made possible by a generous gift from the Nancy and Richard Miller family and the Faith and Dick Coleman family.“Nancy and Richard Miller and Faith and Dick Coleman have long supported our university throughout the years, and, up until now, they have ...More >>
  • State reimbursements help cover housing costs at Newton County's overcrowded jail

    State reimbursements help cover housing costs at Newton County's overcrowded jail

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:11 PM EST2014-11-25 02:11:16 GMT
    Newton County officials are finalizing their 2015 budget, nearly a third of which goes to the county sheriff's office. Officials at the Newton County Jail say it is currently overcrowded and expenses for housing prisoners are high.More >>
    Newton County officials are finalizing their 2015 budget, nearly a third of which goes to the county sheriff's office. Officials at the Newton County Jail say it is currently overcrowded and expenses for housing prisoners are high.More >>
  • Bridge's safety concerns prompt MODOT to issue weight limit

    Bridge's safety concerns prompt MODOT to issue weight limit

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:12 PM EST2014-11-25 02:12:07 GMT
    The wheels on the bridge keep on turnin'.  Though for how much longer, officials are still trying to determine.More >>
    The wheels on the bridge keep on turnin'.  Though for how much longer, officials are still trying to determine.More >>
  • Black Friday Pancake Feed

    Black Friday Pancake Feed

    Monday, November 24 2014 1:19 PM EST2014-11-24 18:19:12 GMT
    A Black Friday Pancake Feed will be held on Friday, November 28, 6:00-10:00 a.m.at Zion Lutheran Church, Pittsburg (Broadway Jackson Streets). Proceeds will be used for the Habitat for Humanity's Apostles Build house. Several varieties of pancakes, sausage and drink will be available for a free will donation.Zion Lutheran is participating in Habitat's Apostles Build project which involves 12 Pittsburg area churches or groups of churches providing 1/12th of the cost of the house and 1/12th of...More >>
    A Black Friday Pancake Feed will be held on Friday, November 28, 6:00-10:00 a.m.at Zion Lutheran Church, Pittsburg (Broadway Jackson Streets). Proceeds will be used for the Habitat for Humanity's Apostles Build house. Several varieties of pancakes, sausage and drink will be available for a free will donation.Zion Lutheran is participating in Habitat's Apostles Build project which involves 12 Pittsburg area churches or groups of churches providing 1/12th of the cost of the house and 1/12th of...More >>
  • Castle Rock Casino Resort Proposes $130 Million Development in Cherokee County

    Castle Rock Casino Resort Proposes $130 Million Development in Cherokee County

    Monday, November 24 2014 1:46 PM EST2014-11-24 18:46:57 GMT
    Representatives of Castle Rock Casino Resort today announced plans to build a premiere, Las Vegas-style casino resort in Cherokee County, Kan. Located less than o.
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    Representatives of Castle Rock Casino Resort today announced plans to build a premiere, Las Vegas-style casino resort in Cherokee County, Kan. Located less than o
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  • Galena residents and business owner open their doors for a holiday home tour

    Galena residents and business owner open their doors for a holiday home tour

    Sunday, November 23 2014 9:56 PM EST2014-11-24 02:56:04 GMT
    This is the second year the Galena Economic Development Committee and Chamber of Commerce has put on the event. More >>
    This is the second year the Galena Economic Development Committee and Chamber of Commerce has put on the event. More >>
  • JANE, MO RALLIES TO SAVE HISTORIC POST OFFICE

    JANE, MO RALLIES TO SAVE HISTORIC POST OFFICE

    Sunday, November 23 2014 9:49 PM EST2014-11-24 02:49:30 GMT
    Names still mark where mail once made its way to Jane, Missouri residents.But the old post office has seen better days.Windows are cracked, the foundation is falling, and the roof is leaking and caving in. “If we don't act soon in the next couple of winters it will take the roof down. The foundation on the back, the building will just slide off of it,”says Jane Resident Gayla Baker. Joyce Marrs was once the mail clerk. The property has been in her family for a hundred years. She also owns th...More >>
    Names still mark where mail once made its way to Jane, Missouri residents.But the old post office has seen better days.Windows are cracked, the foundation is falling, and the roof is leaking and caving in. “If we don't act soon in the next couple of winters it will take the roof down. The foundation on the back, the building will just slide off of it,”says Jane Resident Gayla Baker. Joyce Marrs was once the mail clerk. The property has been in her family for a hundred years. She also owns th...More >>
  • Falling Gas Prices Help Local Business

    Falling Gas Prices Help Local Business

    Sunday, November 23 2014 9:49 PM EST2014-11-24 02:49:05 GMT
    Falling gas prices aren't only helping the average driver save money this holiday time. But also local businesses. Prices were around $2.50 today in Pittsburg and even lower in Joplin. "Pitt Taxi" is just one business saving on overhead from the dip in gas prices. The Pittsburg-based taxi service has even been able drop prices on some longer routes as the company saves 40% of what it had spent on fuel. "Up until the pricing started decreasing, we were spending over a hundred-dollars a day in ...More >>
    Falling gas prices aren't only helping the average driver save money this holiday time. But also local businesses. Prices were around $2.50 today in Pittsburg and even lower in Joplin. "Pitt Taxi" is just one business saving on overhead from the dip in gas prices. The Pittsburg-based taxi service has even been able drop prices on some longer routes as the company saves 40% of what it had spent on fuel. "Up until the pricing started decreasing, we were spending over a hundred-dollars a day in ...More >>
  • Joplin Emphasizes Route 66 Heritage

    Joplin Emphasizes Route 66 Heritage

    Sunday, November 23 2014 9:43 PM EST2014-11-24 02:43:43 GMT
    The city of Joplin has plans to re-purpose a long vacant garage building on Broadway into a Route 66-themed attraction. And business owners on Broadway are excited for the addition, hoping it will draw more interest to the area. More >>
    The city of Joplin has plans to re-purpose a long vacant garage building on Broadway into a Route 66-themed attraction. And business owners on Broadway are excited for the addition, hoping it will draw more interest to the area. More >>
  • Campers Await Free Wings

    Campers Await Free Wings

    Sunday, November 23 2014 9:38 PM EST2014-11-24 02:38:13 GMT
    "I would have done it for one," said one camper. "It's one wing I didn't have before."More >>
    "I would have done it for one," said one camper. "It's one wing I didn't have before."More >>
  • Dogs Stolen in Newton County

    Dogs Stolen in Newton County

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:10 PM EST2014-11-25 02:10:31 GMT
    In Neosho and Diamond, at least five dogs have been reported stolen. And police are on the lookout for a vehicle seen during an attempted dog-napping. More >>
    In Neosho and Diamond, at least five dogs have been reported stolen. And police are on the lookout for a vehicle seen during an attempted dog-napping. More >>
  • Carthage honors members of the community by inducting them into its hall of heroes.

    Carthage honors members of the community by inducting them into its hall of heroes.

    Saturday, November 22 2014 9:45 PM EST2014-11-23 02:45:02 GMT
    The heroes were nominated by their colleagues and families and chosen by an anonymous committee. More >>
    The heroes were nominated by their colleagues and families and chosen by an anonymous committee. More >>
  • MSSU celebrates 11 outstanding students as super leaders

    MSSU celebrates 11 outstanding students as super leaders

    Saturday, November 22 2014 9:06 PM EST2014-11-23 02:06:36 GMT
    In partnership with the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network, the eight week program exposes students to a variety of career opportunities within their major. More >>
    In partnership with the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network, the eight week program exposes students to a variety of career opportunities within their major. More >>
  • Southeast Kansas man dies in truck accident

    Southeast Kansas man dies in truck accident

    Saturday, November 22 2014 7:50 PM EST2014-11-23 00:50:05 GMT
    The kansas highway patrol identified the victim as 51-year-old Jack R. Cheyney of Chanute. More >>
    The kansas highway patrol identified the victim as 51-year-old Jack R. Cheyney of Chanute. More >>
  • Chetopa Blames KDOT for Water Issues

    Chetopa Blames KDOT for Water Issues

    Friday, November 21 2014 10:38 PM EST2014-11-22 03:38:10 GMT
    Relations are still tense between the city of Chetopa and the Kansas Department of Transportation over who's to blame for silt clogging the city's water intake. "And we're just about down to where we have no water for the city of Chetopa anymore," according to the Mayor of Chetopa, Ron Wood.The Neosho River provides all water for Chetopa. But debris and silt build up are hurting the city's ability to pump water from the river, clogging the city's water intake. Chetopa Mayor Ron Wood believes ...More >>
    Relations are still tense between the city of Chetopa and the Kansas Department of Transportation over who's to blame for silt clogging the city's water intake. "And we're just about down to where we have no water for the city of Chetopa anymore," according to the Mayor of Chetopa, Ron Wood.The Neosho River provides all water for Chetopa. But debris and silt build up are hurting the city's ability to pump water from the river, clogging the city's water intake. Chetopa Mayor Ron Wood believes ...More >>
  • Residents in Four States find relief to holiday depression through volunteering

    Residents in Four States find relief to holiday depression through volunteering

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:16 PM EST2014-11-22 02:16:12 GMT
    An estimated one in ten adults suffer from depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For many, the holiday season can trigger depression symptoms more than any other time of the year. However, some residents in the Four States are finding relief through volunteering.More >>
    An estimated one in ten adults suffer from depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For many, the holiday season can trigger depression symptoms more than any other time of the year. However, some residents in the Four States are finding relief through volunteering.More >>
  • Cottey College Announces 12th President

    Cottey College Announces 12th President

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:22 PM EST2014-11-22 00:22:37 GMT
    The Cottey College Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Cottey's twelfth president, Doris A. Tegart, Ed.D. Dr. Tegart, president-designate, replaces Dr. Judy Rogers who is retiring after ten years as president of Cottey. Dr. Tegart will assume the presidency on June 1, 2015.Dr. Tegart has been the executive vice president and provost at Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky. During her tenure, Dr. Tegart's focus has been to i...More >>
    The Cottey College Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Cottey's twelfth president, Doris A. Tegart, Ed.D. Dr. Tegart, president-designate, replaces Dr. Judy Rogers who is retiring after ten years as president of Cottey. Dr. Tegart will assume the presidency on June 1, 2015.Dr. Tegart has been the executive vice president and provost at Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky. During her tenure, Dr. Tegart's focus has been to i...More >>
  • Local HS Student Speaks At National Conference

    Local HS Student Speaks At National Conference

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:15 PM EST2014-11-22 00:15:33 GMT
    Carl Junction Senior Steven Stokes was elected as the national president of the Technology Student Association this summer. On Thursday he gave a speech at the national ACTE conference in Nashville in front of thousands of technology teachers. He represented the 2 million students who are members of the nine CTSO's nationwide.You can see the speech here: https://www.facebook.com/CJHSTSA?fref=tsMore >>
    Carl Junction Senior Steven Stokes was elected as the national president of the Technology Student Association this summer. On Thursday he gave a speech at the national ACTE conference in Nashville in front of thousands of technology teachers. He represented the 2 million students who are members of the nine CTSO's nationwide.You can see the speech here: https://www.facebook.com/CJHSTSA?fref=tsMore >>
  • Parsons Condemns a Dozen Dilapidated Homes

    Parsons Condemns a Dozen Dilapidated Homes

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:09 PM EST2014-11-22 00:09:48 GMT
    Parsons, Kansas has compiled its list of twelve of the worst of the worst homes to be considered for demolition. Many of these nuisances have been abandoned and sitting vacant for years. "Eyesores you can't help but notice them," says Father of neighbor Virgil Weldon. Out of the dozen homes condemned, half of them are already slated to be demolished next year. “Not only is that going to make the community safer, it's also going to help improve the neighborhoods that these homes are in because...More >>
    Parsons, Kansas has compiled its list of twelve of the worst of the worst homes to be considered for demolition. Many of these nuisances have been abandoned and sitting vacant for years. "Eyesores you can't help but notice them," says Father of neighbor Virgil Weldon. Out of the dozen homes condemned, half of them are already slated to be demolished next year. “Not only is that going to make the community safer, it's also going to help improve the neighborhoods that these homes are in because...More >>
  • Court Action in Pittsburg Murder Investigation

    Court Action in Pittsburg Murder Investigation

    Friday, November 21 2014 4:44 PM EST2014-11-21 21:44:44 GMT
    James Willard, 55 of Pittsburg was convicted of Voluntary Manslaugher. His sentencing is set for 1/16/15.According to Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso, "We had a pretrial hearing set for all afternoon and he decided to plead instead .. voluntary manslaughter is a killing that is done in "a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion."On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at approximately 4:37 a.m. the Pittsburg Police Department responded to the 2000 block of John F. Kennedy Street, Pittsburg, fo...More >>
    James Willard, 55 of Pittsburg was convicted of Voluntary Manslaugher. His sentencing is set for 1/16/15.According to Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso, "We had a pretrial hearing set for all afternoon and he decided to plead instead .. voluntary manslaughter is a killing that is done in "a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion."On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at approximately 4:37 a.m. the Pittsburg Police Department responded to the 2000 block of John F. Kennedy Street, Pittsburg, fo...More >>
  • Action on Immigration Removes Obstacles

    Action on Immigration Removes Obstacles

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:54 PM EST2014-11-21 19:54:16 GMT
    "Fake IDs, renting names, double identities. I know people that have been through several names in just six months in order to get something to eat."More >>
    "Fake IDs, renting names, double identities. I know people that have been through several names in just six months in order to get something to eat."More >>
  • Ex-bank employee sentenced in $2.5 million theft

    Ex-bank employee sentenced in $2.5 million theft

    Friday, November 21 2014 1:43 PM EST2014-11-21 18:43:58 GMT
    (AP) - A former employee of a southeast Kansas bank was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for stealing more than $2.5 million from her employer.The U.S. Attorney announced 54-year-old Cynthia Bright, of Girard, was sentenced Thursday to five years and 10 months in prison. She pleaded guilty in June to one count of bank fraud.Bright admitted she took the money over 10 years while she was operations supervisor at Girard National Bank.Prosecutors say Bright used several methods to steal th...More >>
    (AP) - A former employee of a southeast Kansas bank was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for stealing more than $2.5 million from her employer.The U.S. Attorney announced 54-year-old Cynthia Bright, of Girard, was sentenced Thursday to five years and 10 months in prison. She pleaded guilty in June to one count of bank fraud.Bright admitted she took the money over 10 years while she was operations supervisor at Girard National Bank.Prosecutors say Bright used several methods to steal th...More >>
  • Mercy's Helicopter Lands at New Hospital

    Mercy's Helicopter Lands at New Hospital

    Friday, November 21 2014 12:57 PM EST2014-11-21 17:57:32 GMT
    With Mercy Hospital Joplin preparing to open its new facility in March of 2015, areas of the hospital are starting to take shape.This week marked a first for Mercy Life Line air ambulance service. Workers have completed the helipad, built the mechanic shed and filled the fuel tank. Starting in the next few weeks, Mercy Life Line will be re-fueling its helicopters at the new hospital site instead of traveling to the Joplin Regional Airport.The helicopter crew has also been practicing how it wi...More >>
    With Mercy Hospital Joplin preparing to open its new facility in March of 2015, areas of the hospital are starting to take shape.This week marked a first for Mercy Life Line air ambulance service. Workers have completed the helipad, built the mechanic shed and filled the fuel tank. Starting in the next few weeks, Mercy Life Line will be re-fueling its helicopters at the new hospital site instead of traveling to the Joplin Regional Airport.The helicopter crew has also been practicing how it wi...More >>
  • MSSU Choral Society Holiday Concert Set for December 14

    MSSU Choral Society Holiday Concert Set for December 14

    Friday, November 21 2014 12:38 PM EST2014-11-21 17:38:31 GMT
    The MSSU Choral Society will present its annual Christmas concert Sunday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Broadway at Roane St., Webb City, MO. Free to the public, the performance will feature John Leavitt's Christmas Cantata, “The Perfect Rose” with soloists Alexin Maliszewski and Albert Johnson. The group will also perform “A Festive Christmas” written by Steve Potts, with narrators Gayle Tuck and LeAnn Wilson.Eleanor McLemore is the group's piano accompanist and will ...More >>
    The MSSU Choral Society will present its annual Christmas concert Sunday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Broadway at Roane St., Webb City, MO. Free to the public, the performance will feature John Leavitt's Christmas Cantata, “The Perfect Rose” with soloists Alexin Maliszewski and Albert Johnson. The group will also perform “A Festive Christmas” written by Steve Potts, with narrators Gayle Tuck and LeAnn Wilson.Eleanor McLemore is the group's piano accompanist and will ...More >>
  • Joplin South Middle School Drama Theatre presents: "The Hunt For Magic"

    Joplin South Middle School Drama Theatre presents: "The Hunt For Magic"

    Friday, November 21 2014 12:33 PM EST2014-11-21 17:33:42 GMT
    Joplin South Middle School Drama Theatre presents "The Hunt For Magic" Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the South Middle School Auditorium. Admission is free to the public.More >>
    Joplin South Middle School Drama Theatre presents "The Hunt For Magic" Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the South Middle School Auditorium. Admission is free to the public.More >>
  • Joplin sewer rate increase takes a toll on out-of-city users such as Duquesne, MO

    Joplin sewer rate increase takes a toll on out-of-city users such as Duquesne, MO

    Thursday, November 20 2014 6:45 PM EST2014-11-20 23:45:27 GMT
    The 61 percent sewer rate increase in Joplin will take effect at the beginning of 2015. While the increase has already been approved by the Joplin City Council, discussion is currently underway on how the increase will impact out-of-city users such as Duquesne, MO.More >>
    The 61 percent sewer rate increase in Joplin will take effect at the beginning of 2015. While the increase has already been approved by the Joplin City Council, discussion is currently underway on how the increase will impact out-of-city users such as Duquesne, MO.More >>
  • Holiday window display at City Hall starts season of activities

    Holiday window display at City Hall starts season of activities

    Thursday, November 20 2014 5:24 PM EST2014-11-20 22:24:51 GMT
    In the spirit of the holiday season, the windows of a downtown historic structure will again be decorated for all to enjoy. The public is invited to share in the excitement during the annual unveiling when the curtains are pulled back of the large windows of City Hall, 602 South Main. The opening takes place at 6 p.m. Tonight (Thursday, November 20), with holiday refreshments served immediately following.Formerly Newman's Department Store, this five-story building was built in 1910, and was a...More >>
    In the spirit of the holiday season, the windows of a downtown historic structure will again be decorated for all to enjoy. The public is invited to share in the excitement during the annual unveiling when the curtains are pulled back of the large windows of City Hall, 602 South Main. The opening takes place at 6 p.m. Tonight (Thursday, November 20), with holiday refreshments served immediately following.Formerly Newman's Department Store, this five-story building was built in 1910, and was a...More >>
  • Carthage woman creates magazine for veteran wives and PTSD awareness

    Carthage woman creates magazine for veteran wives and PTSD awareness

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:11 PM EST2014-11-20 03:11:48 GMT
    Ashley Wise is a believer. In 2012, the military wife posted a photo on facebook to raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how it affects soldiers. She believed it would spark a conversation. What it created was a community.More >>
    Ashley Wise is a believer. In 2012, the military wife posted a photo on facebook to raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how it affects soldiers. She believed it would spark a conversation. What it created was a community.More >>
  • Businesses work with Joplin Police to reduce their risk of being targeted by criminals

    Businesses work with Joplin Police to reduce their risk of being targeted by criminals

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 7:06 PM EST2014-11-20 00:06:03 GMT
    Businesses team up with the Joplin police department to reduce their risk of being targeted by criminals. The Candy House and Kum Go both are certified through the Crime Free Business program. Police survey businesses and make recommendations. Candy house added exterior lighting, a keypad lock and peepholes on its rear doors and a ten camera security system. Kum and Go added lighting around its trash area and keeps the middle of windows clear. Officers call that eyes on the street. Offi...More >>
    Businesses team up with the Joplin police department to reduce their risk of being targeted by criminals. The Candy House and Kum Go both are certified through the Crime Free Business program. Police survey businesses and make recommendations. Candy house added exterior lighting, a keypad lock and peepholes on its rear doors and a ten camera security system. Kum and Go added lighting around its trash area and keeps the middle of windows clear. Officers call that eyes on the street. Offi...More >>
  • Eleven students to be honored at Super Leaders induction

    Eleven students to be honored at Super Leaders induction

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 6:22 PM EST2014-11-19 23:22:27 GMT
    Eleven students in the Super Leaders program will be recognized during an induction ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 22, in the Billingsly Student Center Ballroom.Now in its fifth semester, the program is a joint effort between Missouri Southern and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Network...More >>
    Eleven students in the Super Leaders program will be recognized during an induction ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 22, in the Billingsly Student Center Ballroom.Now in its fifth semester, the program is a joint effort between Missouri Southern and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Network...More >>
  • Jones, Sr Charged with 1st Degree Murder

    Jones, Sr Charged with 1st Degree Murder

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 6:00 PM EST2014-11-19 23:00:14 GMT
    Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that an arrest has been made relating to the injuries suffered by the infant son of Michael Deon Jones, Sr at his home on May 26, 2014.Sheriff Dierks stated that following months of intensive investigation, 30 year old Independence resident Michael Deon Jones, SR was taken into custody late yesterday afternoon. Dierks indicated that the recommended charges for Jones will be felony murder, relating to injuries inflicted on Jones' infant s...More >>
    Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that an arrest has been made relating to the injuries suffered by the infant son of Michael Deon Jones, Sr at his home on May 26, 2014.Sheriff Dierks stated that following months of intensive investigation, 30 year old Independence resident Michael Deon Jones, SR was taken into custody late yesterday afternoon. Dierks indicated that the recommended charges for Jones will be felony murder, relating to injuries inflicted on Jones' infant s...More >>
  • Structure Fire on F Street NW

    Structure Fire on F Street NW

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 5:59 PM EST2014-11-19 22:59:57 GMT
    On the evening of November 18, 911 received a call about a fire at 401 F St. NW. Upon arrival, Miami Fire Department found the garage on fire with heavy smoke and flames showing. Unite 20 was first on scene. Engine 3 and Engine 4 quickly arrived. Firefighters entered the house through the front door and gained access to the garage. The fire was knocked down quickly. MFD set up positive pressure ventilation, pulled the power to the home, and turned off the water. Utilities was notified and the...More >>
    On the evening of November 18, 911 received a call about a fire at 401 F St. NW. Upon arrival, Miami Fire Department found the garage on fire with heavy smoke and flames showing. Unite 20 was first on scene. Engine 3 and Engine 4 quickly arrived. Firefighters entered the house through the front door and gained access to the garage. The fire was knocked down quickly. MFD set up positive pressure ventilation, pulled the power to the home, and turned off the water. Utilities was notified and the...More >>
  • Robbery at Pittsburg Sprint Store

    Robbery at Pittsburg Sprint Store

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 5:35 PM EST2014-11-19 22:35:23 GMT
    On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:02 pm, officers responded to the Sprint store, 101 W. 29th street, in reference to a robbery. The employee stated a male entered the store, brandished a large knife and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and exited the store.The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6'00 tall, stocky build, wearing all dark clothing and a hoodie. Law enforcement from the Pittsburg Police Department and Craw...More >>
    On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:02 pm, officers responded to the Sprint store, 101 W. 29th street, in reference to a robbery. The employee stated a male entered the store, brandished a large knife and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and exited the store.The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6'00 tall, stocky build, wearing all dark clothing and a hoodie. Law enforcement from the Pittsburg Police Department and Craw...More >>
  • Montgomery County Recovery Team Continues Efforts

    Montgomery County Recovery Team Continues Efforts

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 4:48 PM EST2014-11-19 21:48:17 GMT
    The Montgomery County Recovery Team has been analyzing data collected from public resources to understand and address the economic impact of recent closure announcements made by Amazon.com and Southwire in Coffeyville.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 47% of Amazon.com and 53% of Southwire employees reside in Montgomery County. Based on those numbers, the estimated impact to the county is $18.6 million in payroll and $190,000 in sales tax revenue. Potential impact to Montgome...More >>
    The Montgomery County Recovery Team has been analyzing data collected from public resources to understand and address the economic impact of recent closure announcements made by Amazon.com and Southwire in Coffeyville.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 47% of Amazon.com and 53% of Southwire employees reside in Montgomery County. Based on those numbers, the estimated impact to the county is $18.6 million in payroll and $190,000 in sales tax revenue. Potential impact to Montgome...More >>
  • November 2014 Do The Right Thing Awards Presented by Carthage R-9 BOE

    November 2014 Do The Right Thing Awards Presented by Carthage R-9 BOE

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 4:22 PM EST2014-11-19 21:22:08 GMT
    I would like to nominate the sisters of Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) sorority for recognition by the district. This group had a community service project that enhanced the outside of the Bright Futures building. They weeded the flower gardens and planted mums in preparation for the Maple Leaf celebrations.Gary Danielson, Bright Futures Coordinator/ Pleasant Valley Elementary School PrincipalOn Friday, October 17, 2014, Calvin, Ruth, and Michael Parker were a blessing to mystudents and myself. On t...More >>
    I would like to nominate the sisters of Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) sorority for recognition by the district. This group had a community service project that enhanced the outside of the Bright Futures building. They weeded the flower gardens and planted mums in preparation for the Maple Leaf celebrations.Gary Danielson, Bright Futures Coordinator/ Pleasant Valley Elementary School PrincipalOn Friday, October 17, 2014, Calvin, Ruth, and Michael Parker were a blessing to mystudents and myself. On t...More >>
  • NEO Honors Top 10 Freshmen

    NEO Honors Top 10 Freshmen

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 3:44 PM EST2014-11-19 20:44:59 GMT
    Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) celebrated 10 of its brightest student leaders during their sixth annual ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 12.Established in 2009, the Top Ten Freshmen program is sponsored by NEO's Center for Academic Success and Advisement and President's Partners. The keynote speaker was sponsored by the American Indian Center for Excellence this year. NEO College President, Dr. Jeff Hale started the program during his inaugural year at NEO.During the ceremony, artist-philo...More >>
    Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) celebrated 10 of its brightest student leaders during their sixth annual ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 12.Established in 2009, the Top Ten Freshmen program is sponsored by NEO's Center for Academic Success and Advisement and President's Partners. The keynote speaker was sponsored by the American Indian Center for Excellence this year. NEO College President, Dr. Jeff Hale started the program during his inaugural year at NEO.During the ceremony, artist-philo...More >>
  • Interior design student repeats at Design Wars

    Interior design student repeats at Design Wars

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:45 PM EST2014-11-19 17:45:18 GMT
    Repeating as champion in any team competition is difficult. Repeating as champion with a completely different team is even harder.Just don't tell that to Cassandra Stanley.The Columbus native and Pittsburg State University senior was, for the second consecutive year, on the winning team at the International Interior Design Association's Design Wars competition in Kansas City. She was the only student in this year's competition that also competed in 2013.Stanley, an interior design major, was ...More >>
    Repeating as champion in any team competition is difficult. Repeating as champion with a completely different team is even harder.Just don't tell that to Cassandra Stanley.The Columbus native and Pittsburg State University senior was, for the second consecutive year, on the winning team at the International Interior Design Association's Design Wars competition in Kansas City. She was the only student in this year's competition that also competed in 2013.Stanley, an interior design major, was ...More >>
  • Bourbon County Jail opens its doors to the public as a way to educate residents about working conditions

    Bourbon County Jail opens its doors to the public as a way to educate residents about working conditions

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:39 PM EST2014-11-19 03:39:34 GMT
    As citizens walk through the inmate pods, Bourbon County Jail administrator Bobby Reed voices his concern. "The safety that my officers and the inmates face everyday," he said,More >>
    As citizens walk through the inmate pods, Bourbon County Jail administrator Bobby Reed voices his concern. "The safety that my officers and the inmates face everyday," he said,More >>
  • Same-sex marriage licenses will now be issued in Cherokee, Crawford and Labette counties

    Same-sex marriage licenses will now be issued in Cherokee, Crawford and Labette counties

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 6:48 PM EST2014-11-18 23:48:27 GMT
    Same-sex marriage licenses will now be issued in Cherokee, Crawford and Labette counties. An order directing county clerks to issue the licenses was given by the Chief Judge of the Kansas 11th Judicial District and became effective yesterday.More >>
    Same-sex marriage licenses will now be issued in Cherokee, Crawford and Labette counties. An order directing county clerks to issue the licenses was given by the Chief Judge of the Kansas 11th Judicial District and became effective yesterday.More >>
  • Students Statistics Poster Shows Students Try Harder if Tests Count Toward Grades

    Students Statistics Poster Shows Students Try Harder if Tests Count Toward Grades

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 6:36 PM EST2014-11-18 23:36:06 GMT
    Two Joplin high students and their statistics teacher get national recognition for a project that gives insight to student attitudes when taking tests. It's test day in Adam Bennett's algebra classes. And this one is for real. But earlier he and two of his students gave classmates a fake. Sadie Wallner, a senior says, "We were conducting an experiment to find out if telling students a test was for a grade affects their score." About one hundred of Bennett's students were tested at midterm l...More >>
    Two Joplin high students and their statistics teacher get national recognition for a project that gives insight to student attitudes when taking tests. It's test day in Adam Bennett's algebra classes. And this one is for real. But earlier he and two of his students gave classmates a fake. Sadie Wallner, a senior says, "We were conducting an experiment to find out if telling students a test was for a grade affects their score." About one hundred of Bennett's students were tested at midterm l...More >>
  • Frank Voltz Concert Kicks Off 'Christmas At The Coleman'

    Frank Voltz Concert Kicks Off 'Christmas At The Coleman'

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 6:23 PM EST2014-11-18 23:23:05 GMT
    Frank Voltz will perform Dec. 19thFrank Voltz will perform Dec. 19th
    Christmas carols and Christmas movies will combine to create a magical weekend of events at the historic Coleman Theatre.The festivities begin Friday, Dec. 19, with a special concert featuring Frank Voltz on the harp, piano and “Mighty Wurlitzer” pipe organ. Two holiday classic movies, “It's A Wonderful Life” and “White Christmas,” will be shown on Saturday, Dec. 20, while Sunday, Dec. 21, will feature the movie “The Polar Express.”“What a great slate of entertainment we have lined up for the...More >>
    Christmas carols and Christmas movies will combine to create a magical weekend of events at the historic Coleman Theatre.The festivities begin Friday, Dec. 19, with a special concert featuring Frank Voltz on the harp, piano and “Mighty Wurlitzer” pipe organ. Two holiday classic movies, “It's A Wonderful Life” and “White Christmas,” will be shown on Saturday, Dec. 20, while Sunday, Dec. 21, will feature the movie “The Polar Express.”“What a great slate of entertainment we have lined up for the...More >>
  • Miami Tax Projects

    Miami Tax Projects

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 4:57 PM EST2014-11-18 21:57:25 GMT
    In Oklahoma, municipalities have one resource for operating revenue - sales tax. General Obligation Bonds (GOB) are the only means to utilize property tax for construction, remodeling or repair of city facilities, but the amount is limited to 5-10% of the community's (10 Const. § 26) net assessed value and must go to a vote of the people. The City of Miami's last GOB for construction, remodeling or repair of city facilities rolled off the property tax rolls March 2013.· In the past, revenue f...More >>
    In Oklahoma, municipalities have one resource for operating revenue - sales tax. General Obligation Bonds (GOB) are the only means to utilize property tax for construction, remodeling or repair of city facilities, but the amount is limited to 5-10% of the community's (10 Const. § 26) net assessed value and must go to a vote of the people. The City of Miami's last GOB for construction, remodeling or repair of city facilities rolled off the property tax rolls March 2013.· In the past, revenue f...More >>
  • Pantries In Need of Assistance - Feed the 4-States

    Pantries In Need of Assistance - Feed the 4-States

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-11-18 23:05:16 GMT
    Allen CountyCovenant of Faith Christian Church407 N Chestnut, Iola, KS 66749620-365-7405St. Peters Lutheran Church910 Amos St, Humboldt, KS 66748620-473-2343Bourbon CountyThe Beacon525 E 6th, Ft. Scott, KS 66701620-233-6869Cherokee CountyTrinity Worship Center225 E 16th, Baxter Springs, KS 66713620-856-4200Columbus Christian Center1001 E Merle Evans Dr, Columbus, KS 66725620-459-2424Crawford CountyWesley House411 E 12th, Pittsburg, KS 66762620-232-3760Loaves Fishes112 W 7th, Pittsburg,...More >>
    Allen CountyCovenant of Faith Christian Church407 N Chestnut, Iola, KS 66749620-365-7405St. Peters Lutheran Church910 Amos St, Humboldt, KS 66748620-473-2343Bourbon CountyThe Beacon525 E 6th, Ft. Scott, KS 66701620-233-6869Cherokee CountyTrinity Worship Center225 E 16th, Baxter Springs, KS 66713620-856-4200Columbus Christian Center1001 E Merle Evans Dr, Columbus, KS 66725620-459-2424Crawford CountyWesley House411 E 12th, Pittsburg, KS 66762620-232-3760Loaves Fishes112 W 7th, Pittsburg,...More >>
  • Abenoja, Frazell, Beck earn top honors

    Abenoja, Frazell, Beck earn top honors

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 2:43 PM EST2014-11-18 19:43:23 GMT
    Twenty members of the MIAA co-champion Pittsburg State University football team earned All-MIAA honors Tuesday (Nov. 18), while senior quarterback Anthony Abenoja was selected the league's Offensive Player of the Year, senior place kicker Connor Frazell was named the conference Special Teams Player of the Year and head coach Tim Beck received Coach of the Year honors.On offense, Abenoja received first-team All-MIAA honors at quarterback. Junior Marquise Cushon and senior Gavin Lutman both rec...More >>
    Twenty members of the MIAA co-champion Pittsburg State University football team earned All-MIAA honors Tuesday (Nov. 18), while senior quarterback Anthony Abenoja was selected the league's Offensive Player of the Year, senior place kicker Connor Frazell was named the conference Special Teams Player of the Year and head coach Tim Beck received Coach of the Year honors.On offense, Abenoja received first-team All-MIAA honors at quarterback. Junior Marquise Cushon and senior Gavin Lutman both rec...More >>
  • About 170 Southeast Kansas National Guard soldiers will deploy to West Africa in 2015 to fight Ebola

    About 170 Southeast Kansas National Guard soldiers will deploy to West Africa in 2015 to fight Ebola

    Monday, November 17 2014 10:32 PM EST2014-11-18 03:32:29 GMT
    Come spring of 2015, major justin nusz will be in a new location to take part in the fight against the ebola virus disease.More >>
    Come spring of 2015, major justin nusz will be in a new location to take part in the fight against the ebola virus disease.More >>
  • New enrollment period for federal health insurance is underway and has a new option for some Missouri residents

    New enrollment period for federal health insurance is underway and has a new option for some Missouri residents

    Monday, November 17 2014 7:14 PM EST2014-11-18 00:14:42 GMT
    The new sign-up period for federal health insurance is now underway. About 100,000 people across the country submitted new applications on HealthCare.gov over the weekend. Local healthcare navigators discuss changes to this year's enrollment.More >>
    The new sign-up period for federal health insurance is now underway. About 100,000 people across the country submitted new applications on HealthCare.gov over the weekend. Local healthcare navigators discuss changes to this year's enrollment.More >>
  • Nixon activates National Guard

    Nixon activates National Guard

    Monday, November 17 2014 4:04 PM EST2014-11-17 21:04:11 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.Nixon said Monday that the National Guard would assist state and local police as needed, in case there is civil unrest when the grand jury's decision is announced.There was no indication an announcement is imm...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.Nixon said Monday that the National Guard would assist state and local police as needed, in case there is civil unrest when the grand jury's decision is announced.There was no indication an announcement is imm...More >>
  • Attorney General Koster obtains prison sentence for contractor who scammed Joplin tornado victims

    Attorney General Koster obtains prison sentence for contractor who scammed Joplin tornado victims

    Monday, November 17 2014 3:56 PM EST2014-11-17 20:56:44 GMT
    Attorney General Chris Koster announced that a Jasper County court today sentenced Jeffrey Wolfson of Osage Beach to serve 13 years in a Missouri prison after a jury found him guilty in June of five felonies and two misdemeanors for scamming three Joplin homeowners following the devastating May 2011 tornado.According to Koster, Wolfson operated Insurexx, LLC, a Lebanon, Missouri-based company that offered insurance claim adjusting and home-repair services to consumers with homes damaged by th...More >>
    Attorney General Chris Koster announced that a Jasper County court today sentenced Jeffrey Wolfson of Osage Beach to serve 13 years in a Missouri prison after a jury found him guilty in June of five felonies and two misdemeanors for scamming three Joplin homeowners following the devastating May 2011 tornado.According to Koster, Wolfson operated Insurexx, LLC, a Lebanon, Missouri-based company that offered insurance claim adjusting and home-repair services to consumers with homes damaged by th...More >>
  • 33rd Annual Kansas ABATE District #3 Toy Run

    33rd Annual Kansas ABATE District #3 Toy Run

    Monday, November 17 2014 1:06 PM EST2014-11-17 18:06:23 GMT
    November 29, 2014Start you day with a FREE breakfast at the Independence American Legion Post 139 between 8AM til Noon. Food is being donated by Half Pints Restaurant of Independence.Members and Guests Welcome!Riders will meet at the Oval @ Riverside Park from Noon to 1PM. Toy Run will begin @ 1PM to SEK Food Bank, then return to Lone Chief Cabin for the pork feed and fun!!2,3, or More Wheels- Everyone is Welcome!!Promoting Awareness of ABATE of Kansas, Inc.Contact: Kelly Wilson (620)-330-079...More >>
    November 29, 2014Start you day with a FREE breakfast at the Independence American Legion Post 139 between 8AM til Noon. Food is being donated by Half Pints Restaurant of Independence.Members and Guests Welcome!Riders will meet at the Oval @ Riverside Park from Noon to 1PM. Toy Run will begin @ 1PM to SEK Food Bank, then return to Lone Chief Cabin for the pork feed and fun!!2,3, or More Wheels- Everyone is Welcome!!Promoting Awareness of ABATE of Kansas, Inc.Contact: Kelly Wilson (620)-330-079...More >>
  • Holiday Open House at George Washington Carver National Monument

    Holiday Open House at George Washington Carver National Monument

    Monday, November 17 2014 12:54 PM EST2014-11-17 17:54:03 GMT
    The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument invites you to attend our Holiday Open House. This annual event will take place Saturday, December 13, 2014 inside the visitor center from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Holiday Open House is free of charge and features holiday music, refreshments, and 19th century crafts. Strings Things Dulcimer Club, Riverton High School Orchestra, and Hawthorne will play traditional music of the season. Several of Carver's hand-painted Christmas cards and letters w...More >>
    The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument invites you to attend our Holiday Open House. This annual event will take place Saturday, December 13, 2014 inside the visitor center from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Holiday Open House is free of charge and features holiday music, refreshments, and 19th century crafts. Strings Things Dulcimer Club, Riverton High School Orchestra, and Hawthorne will play traditional music of the season. Several of Carver's hand-painted Christmas cards and letters w...More >>
  • Student-led survey helps lure new restaurants

    Student-led survey helps lure new restaurants

    Monday, November 17 2014 12:34 PM EST2014-11-17 17:34:23 GMT
    In the fall of 2012, the Pittsburg State MBA Association conducted a survey to find out what stores and restaurants PSU students wanted in Pittsburg. One of the most popular responses was Buffalo Wild Wings.Fast forward two years.Buffalo Wild Wings is just days away from opening its doors in north Pittsburg.“The survey the MBA Association conducted was not the only thing that brought Buffalo Wild Wings here, but it definitely got the ball rolling,” said Blake Benson, president of the Pittsbur...More >>
    In the fall of 2012, the Pittsburg State MBA Association conducted a survey to find out what stores and restaurants PSU students wanted in Pittsburg. One of the most popular responses was Buffalo Wild Wings.Fast forward two years.Buffalo Wild Wings is just days away from opening its doors in north Pittsburg.“The survey the MBA Association conducted was not the only thing that brought Buffalo Wild Wings here, but it definitely got the ball rolling,” said Blake Benson, president of the Pittsbur...More >>
  • Via Christi Hospital Earns 'Top Performer on Key Quality Measures'

    Via Christi Hospital Earns 'Top Performer on Key Quality Measures'

    Monday, November 17 2014 12:35 PM EST2014-11-17 17:35:55 GMT
    Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg (VCH-P) announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. VCH-P was recognized as part of The Joint Commission's 2014 annual report “America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure perfo...More >>
    Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg (VCH-P) announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. VCH-P was recognized as part of The Joint Commission's 2014 annual report “America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure perfo...More >>
  • Snowfall Causing Road Hazards

    Snowfall Causing Road Hazards

    Sunday, November 16 2014 10:26 PM EST2014-11-17 03:26:06 GMT
    "The very first day of snow we are literally swamped with calls," Barrett, who owns a Pittsburg-based towing company, said. "People forgot how to drive on the snow and ice. And they think they can come up to a stop sign and stop like it's 90-degrees outside."More >>
    "The very first day of snow we are literally swamped with calls," Barrett, who owns a Pittsburg-based towing company, said. "People forgot how to drive on the snow and ice. And they think they can come up to a stop sign and stop like it's 90-degrees outside."More >>
  • 4-Staters stock up on winter essentials in first accumulating snow

    4-Staters stock up on winter essentials in first accumulating snow

    Sunday, November 16 2014 7:54 PM EST2014-11-17 00:54:37 GMT
    Joplin's Home Depot saw a rush on tube sand, causing the store to restock its' front room with more. Drivers with lighter vehicles and pick-up trucks purchased the sand to put weight on their vehicles to maintain traction in the snowy conditions. Assistant store manager Jason Smith says he had many customers stocking up on the basics. "You think about around the house, obviously shovels is one of the big things to clear the snow and as temperatures drop later in the evenings just making sure ...More >>
    Joplin's Home Depot saw a rush on tube sand, causing the store to restock its' front room with more. Drivers with lighter vehicles and pick-up trucks purchased the sand to put weight on their vehicles to maintain traction in the snowy conditions. Assistant store manager Jason Smith says he had many customers stocking up on the basics. "You think about around the house, obviously shovels is one of the big things to clear the snow and as temperatures drop later in the evenings just making sure ...More >>
  • VETERANS CREATE LASTING MEMORIES ON DEER HUNTING TRIP

    VETERANS CREATE LASTING MEMORIES ON DEER HUNTING TRIP

    Saturday, November 15 2014 8:01 PM EST2014-11-16 01:01:15 GMT
    Lopez lost use of a leg in a motorcycle accident, but the Iraq veteran is excited to use a military style action track chair to go hunting. “It was epic. I couldn't have asked for a better hunt because you're always worried that you're not going to shoot it the right way, you're going to mess up somehow, or make too much noise, which we made enough noise. But, one shot, one kill. She dropped. It was nice," says Lopez. Lopez is one of a dozen wounded warriors here for a weekend of hunting in N...More >>
    Lopez lost use of a leg in a motorcycle accident, but the Iraq veteran is excited to use a military style action track chair to go hunting. “It was epic. I couldn't have asked for a better hunt because you're always worried that you're not going to shoot it the right way, you're going to mess up somehow, or make too much noise, which we made enough noise. But, one shot, one kill. She dropped. It was nice," says Lopez. Lopez is one of a dozen wounded warriors here for a weekend of hunting in N...More >>
  • Miami, OK group raises money to help those with autism

    Miami, OK group raises money to help those with autism

    Saturday, November 15 2014 7:34 PM EST2014-11-16 00:34:31 GMT
    A benefit auction held at Peoria Ridge Golf Course raised money for Autism Quest, a program designed to help people with autism develop skills to hold a job. More >>
    A benefit auction held at Peoria Ridge Golf Course raised money for Autism Quest, a program designed to help people with autism develop skills to hold a job. More >>
  • Joplin Celebrates "America Recycles Day"

    Joplin Celebrates "America Recycles Day"

    Saturday, November 15 2014 7:16 PM EST2014-11-16 00:16:15 GMT
    The Joplin Recycling Center educated people on compost bins, home-made bird feeders, and dog-waste digesters.More >>
    The Joplin Recycling Center educated people on compost bins, home-made bird feeders, and dog-waste digesters.More >>
  • Chetopa Celebrates 14th Annual Pecan Fest

    Chetopa Celebrates 14th Annual Pecan Fest

    Saturday, November 15 2014 7:09 PM EST2014-11-16 00:09:41 GMT
    Chetopa Mayor Ron Wood said the winter weather wouldn't hurt the festivities. It would actually let area farmers enjoy the celebration.More >>
    Chetopa Mayor Ron Wood said the winter weather wouldn't hurt the festivities. It would actually let area farmers enjoy the celebration.More >>
  • Fire destroys Joplin family's home on N. Range Line Rd.

    Fire destroys Joplin family's home on N. Range Line Rd.

    Saturday, November 15 2014 6:44 PM EST2014-11-15 23:44:31 GMT
    Firefighters were called to the scene around 1:00 pm Saturday on North Range Line road in Joplin, just across from Big Lots.More >>
    Firefighters were called to the scene around 1:00 pm Saturday on North Range Line road in Joplin, just across from Big Lots.More >>
  • Business owners say some snow can bring in more customers this time of year

    Business owners say some snow can bring in more customers this time of year

    Friday, November 14 2014 10:15 PM EST2014-11-15 03:15:51 GMT
    Snow in the forecast can take a toll on sales, but some business owners say a flurry or two, typically brings in more customers this time of year.More >>
    Snow in the forecast can take a toll on sales, but some business owners say a flurry or two, typically brings in more customers this time of year.More >>
  • PROPERTY TAXES IN COMMERCE ALMOST DOUBLE BY YEAR'S END

    PROPERTY TAXES IN COMMERCE ALMOST DOUBLE BY YEAR'S END

    Saturday, November 15 2014 7:42 PM EST2014-11-16 00:42:28 GMT
    Commerce, Oklahoma is facing a major tax hike, because of a couple of lawsuits. Ottawa County Commissioners voted to raise property taxes in commerce by as much as 75%. Lil' Café owner David White says “It makes it hard, because you have to earn more money throughout the day just to pay property taxes, you know, it takes from the bottom line." The city owes about half a million dollars to pay damage costs when construction crews made critical errors working on flooded streets in 2011. Reside...More >>
    Commerce, Oklahoma is facing a major tax hike, because of a couple of lawsuits. Ottawa County Commissioners voted to raise property taxes in commerce by as much as 75%. Lil' Café owner David White says “It makes it hard, because you have to earn more money throughout the day just to pay property taxes, you know, it takes from the bottom line." The city owes about half a million dollars to pay damage costs when construction crews made critical errors working on flooded streets in 2011. Reside...More >>
  • Home Medical Equipment Services - Thanksgiving Lunch/Silent Auction Fundraiser

    Home Medical Equipment Services - Thanksgiving Lunch/Silent Auction Fundraiser

    Friday, November 14 2014 4:33 PM EST2014-11-14 21:33:36 GMT
    What: Home Medical Equipment Services, (formerly Southwest Missouri Arthritis Association) will be hosting their Annual Thanksgiving Lunch/Silent Auction FundraiserWhere: Independent Living Center2639 E. 34th St, Joplin, MO 64801When: Thursday, November 21, 2014Time: 12:00 p.m.All are welcome to join us for a Thanksgiving lunch. There is no cost, however donations are accepted. There will be a silent auction with some great items. Come have some fun with us!More >>
    What: Home Medical Equipment Services, (formerly Southwest Missouri Arthritis Association) will be hosting their Annual Thanksgiving Lunch/Silent Auction FundraiserWhere: Independent Living Center2639 E. 34th St, Joplin, MO 64801When: Thursday, November 21, 2014Time: 12:00 p.m.All are welcome to join us for a Thanksgiving lunch. There is no cost, however donations are accepted. There will be a silent auction with some great items. Come have some fun with us!More >>
  • Charges Filed in Golf Course Vandalism

    Charges Filed in Golf Course Vandalism

    Friday, November 14 2014 4:22 PM EST2014-11-14 21:22:40 GMT
    Neosho, MO - The Neosho Police Department is asking the public for any information related to the vandalism that occurred on the 13th green at the Municipal Golf Course on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 11 or the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 12.An unknown person or persons drove their vehicle off of Waldo Hatler Drive and onto the green, digging several circular ruts, or “doughnuts,” into the grass, and causing thousands of taxpayer dollars in damage.“There is a small area on the sout...More >>
    Neosho, MO - The Neosho Police Department is asking the public for any information related to the vandalism that occurred on the 13th green at the Municipal Golf Course on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 11 or the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 12.An unknown person or persons drove their vehicle off of Waldo Hatler Drive and onto the green, digging several circular ruts, or “doughnuts,” into the grass, and causing thousands of taxpayer dollars in damage.“There is a small area on the sout...More >>
  • PSU names Bicknell Family Center for the Arts performance hall

    PSU names Bicknell Family Center for the Arts performance hall

    Friday, November 14 2014 3:31 PM EST2014-11-14 20:31:17 GMT
    Pittsburg State University today announced that it has named the performance hall within the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts in honor of Linda and Lee Scott, in recognition of a $5 million gift made in 2012 on their behalf by the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation through the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas.The 1,100-seat Linda Lee Scott Performance Hall is housed within the university's new $33 million Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.“The Bicknell Family Center for...More >>
    Pittsburg State University today announced that it has named the performance hall within the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts in honor of Linda and Lee Scott, in recognition of a $5 million gift made in 2012 on their behalf by the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation through the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas.The 1,100-seat Linda Lee Scott Performance Hall is housed within the university's new $33 million Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.“The Bicknell Family Center for...More >>
  • Authorities identify victim of fatal fire and reveal cause

    Authorities identify victim of fatal fire and reveal cause

    Thursday, November 13 2014 6:41 PM EST2014-11-13 23:41:03 GMT
    The victim of a mobile home fire is identified as fifty-six year old Michael Hemphill.officials say Hemphill died of smoke inhalation and believe the fire started from smoking materials.. The mobile home is located in the park plaza mobile estates on South Indiana. Family came to the scene of the investigation this morning. Hemphill lived in the mobile home alone. Authorities say fires can consume trailer style homes in seven to ten minutes because they resemble one long hallway.Keith Sta...More >>
    The victim of a mobile home fire is identified as fifty-six year old Michael Hemphill.officials say Hemphill died of smoke inhalation and believe the fire started from smoking materials.. The mobile home is located in the park plaza mobile estates on South Indiana. Family came to the scene of the investigation this morning. Hemphill lived in the mobile home alone. Authorities say fires can consume trailer style homes in seven to ten minutes because they resemble one long hallway.Keith Sta...More >>
  • Shadow On The Street

    Shadow On The Street

    Friday, November 14 2014 1:49 PM EST2014-11-14 18:49:08 GMT
    Joplin, MO: Every SW Missouri law enforcement agency is very aware of the group that calls itself  "The Joplin Honkies", and the sometimes violent crimes attributed to self-proclaimed members. But you'll find disagreement over whether this loosely knit group is a criminal gang. We'll explore that issue, and explain why it matters.More >>
    Joplin, MO: Every SW Missouri law enforcement agency is very aware of the group that calls itself  "The Joplin Honkies", and the sometimes violent crimes attributed to self-proclaimed members. But you'll find disagreement over whether this loosely knit group is a criminal gang. We'll explore that issue, and explain why it matters.More >>
  • "Pioneers and Trailblazers of the Jim Crow Era" Program

    "Pioneers and Trailblazers of the Jim Crow Era" Program

    Thursday, November 13 2014 5:12 PM EST2014-11-13 22:12:19 GMT
    DIAMOND, Missouri: The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument invites you to attend a special ranger led program on “Pioneers and Trailblazers of the Jim Crow Era”. This interactive program will begin at the park visitor center at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 22nd. Come learn more about Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, George Washington Carver, and W.E.B. Du Bois and their contributions towards attaining civil rights for African Americans.This program ...More >>
    DIAMOND, Missouri: The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument invites you to attend a special ranger led program on “Pioneers and Trailblazers of the Jim Crow Era”. This interactive program will begin at the park visitor center at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 22nd. Come learn more about Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, George Washington Carver, and W.E.B. Du Bois and their contributions towards attaining civil rights for African Americans.This program ...More >>
  • Couple's Love Story Goes Viral

    Couple's Love Story Goes Viral

    Thursday, November 13 2014 5:03 PM EST2014-11-13 22:03:16 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - It all started with a little wooden knob.“For my birthday, he gave me a knob and made me wait until our two-year dating anniversary to find out what it went to,” said Carly Stene, a Pittsburg State University senior clinical lab sciences major from Lenexa, Kan.The “he” in this scenario is Blake Bullinger, a PSU senior automotive technology major from Colwich, Kan.The veil of mystery surrounding that little wooden knob was lifted on Oct. 9 – their anniversary – when Bullinger g...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - It all started with a little wooden knob.“For my birthday, he gave me a knob and made me wait until our two-year dating anniversary to find out what it went to,” said Carly Stene, a Pittsburg State University senior clinical lab sciences major from Lenexa, Kan.The “he” in this scenario is Blake Bullinger, a PSU senior automotive technology major from Colwich, Kan.The veil of mystery surrounding that little wooden knob was lifted on Oct. 9 – their anniversary – when Bullinger g...More >>
  • Victim Identified in Homicide

    Victim Identified in Homicide

    Thursday, November 13 2014 4:33 PM EST2014-11-13 21:33:22 GMT
    Preliminary Autopsy Results, Third homicide in Joplin this year. More >>
    Preliminary Autopsy Results, Third homicide in Joplin this year. More >>
  • Amnesty Day to be held in Joplin helps citizens clear up warrants

    Amnesty Day to be held in Joplin helps citizens clear up warrants

    Thursday, November 13 2014 12:38 PM EST2014-11-13 17:38:36 GMT
    More than 100 residents with outstanding warrants took advantage of Amnesty Day today at the Joplin municipal courts. Officials say 113 residents showed up and 220 warrants were cleared. Amnesty DayMore >>
    More than 100 citizens went to the Joplin court, cleared their warrants, saw the judge and walked away without going to jail. More >>
  • Fatal Fire in Joplin

    Fatal Fire in Joplin

    Thursday, November 13 2014 12:34 PM EST2014-11-13 17:34:46 GMT
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin Fire Department responded at 12:34 AM Thursday, 13 November, to 3305 S Indiana after a report of a grass fire. Upon arrival crews found that the skirting of a trailer house was involved and upon investigation found the fire to be in the trailer. There was heavy fire in the living room area, which was quickly extinguished. The fire was declared under control at 12:54 AM. After searching the trailer, crews found the body of a deceased adult male on the floor of the livin...More >>
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin Fire Department responded at 12:34 AM Thursday, 13 November, to 3305 S Indiana after a report of a grass fire. Upon arrival crews found that the skirting of a trailer house was involved and upon investigation found the fire to be in the trailer. There was heavy fire in the living room area, which was quickly extinguished. The fire was declared under control at 12:54 AM. After searching the trailer, crews found the body of a deceased adult male on the floor of the livin...More >>
  • Joplin Artists Mailing It In

    Joplin Artists Mailing It In

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 10:25 PM EST2014-11-13 03:25:26 GMT
    Joplin art is being sent across the globe this Saturday. And the the public is invited to take part. More >>
    Joplin art is being sent across the globe this Saturday. And the the public is invited to take part. More >>
  • Kansas included on CBS investigation's list of states with highest medical bills for sexual assault victims

    Kansas included on CBS investigation's list of states with highest medical bills for sexual assault victims

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 9:50 PM EST2014-11-13 02:50:00 GMT
    A CBS investigation examines states with the highest medical bills for sexual assault victims, and Kansas makes the list. Federal law provides free forensic exams for sexual assault victims. However, other related costs are not always covered, leaving some victims with high medical bills, further adding to the trauma.More >>
    A CBS investigation examines states with the highest medical bills for sexual assault victims, and Kansas makes the list. Federal law provides free forensic exams for sexual assault victims. However, other related costs are not always covered, leaving some victims with high medical bills, further adding to the trauma.More >>
  • Ritz Theatre in Baxter Springs nominated for National Register of Historic Places

    Ritz Theatre in Baxter Springs nominated for National Register of Historic Places

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 6:55 PM EST2014-11-12 23:55:28 GMT
    TOPEKA, KS—At its regular quarterly meeting held at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka on Saturday, November 8, the Historic Sites Board of Review voted to forward seven nominations to the office of the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C., to be evaluated by its professional staff. If staff members concur with the board's findings, the properties will be included in the National Register. The board also voted to list one property in the Register of Hist...More >>
    TOPEKA, KS—At its regular quarterly meeting held at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka on Saturday, November 8, the Historic Sites Board of Review voted to forward seven nominations to the office of the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C., to be evaluated by its professional staff. If staff members concur with the board's findings, the properties will be included in the National Register. The board also voted to list one property in the Register of Hist...More >>
  • PSC Approves Change In The Fuel Adjustment Charge For Empire District Electric Customers

    PSC Approves Change In The Fuel Adjustment Charge For Empire District Electric Customers

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 6:50 PM EST2014-11-12 23:50:05 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) to change the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on the monthly bills of its electric customers.A residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month will see the FAC decrease by approximately $0.65 a month. The change is expected to take effect on December 1, 2014.The FAC change reflects Empire's fuel and purchased power costs for the six mo...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) to change the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on the monthly bills of its electric customers.A residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month will see the FAC decrease by approximately $0.65 a month. The change is expected to take effect on December 1, 2014.The FAC change reflects Empire's fuel and purchased power costs for the six mo...More >>
  • Cold Weather Pet Safety Tip from the Humane Society of Missouri

    Cold Weather Pet Safety Tip from the Humane Society of Missouri

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 6:47 PM EST2014-11-12 23:47:18 GMT
    With cold weather here and continuing, the Humane Society of Missouri urges all pet owners to bring their pets inside and exercise the utmost caution when exposing pets to the cold. Pets rely on their owners to help stay warm during cold weather. As a general rule: If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pets.BRING YOUR PET INSIDE: Don't leave your pet outside in the cold for prolonged periods of time. Remember — thermometers might show one temperature, but wind chills can make it fe...More >>
    With cold weather here and continuing, the Humane Society of Missouri urges all pet owners to bring their pets inside and exercise the utmost caution when exposing pets to the cold. Pets rely on their owners to help stay warm during cold weather. As a general rule: If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pets.BRING YOUR PET INSIDE: Don't leave your pet outside in the cold for prolonged periods of time. Remember — thermometers might show one temperature, but wind chills can make it fe...More >>
  • Outgoing volunteers of Boards and Commissions to be recognized at Nov. 17 Council meeting

    Outgoing volunteers of Boards and Commissions to be recognized at Nov. 17 Council meeting

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 6:44 PM EST2014-11-12 23:44:29 GMT
    With more than 25 Boards and Commissions, the City of Joplin appreciates the many citizens who volunteer to serve on these committees. Board members serve various term lengths, and often serve several terms to help review City projects, plans and proposals.On Monday, November 17, the Joplin City Council will recognize those citizens who have completed their terms during the Council meeting. Members will receive a recognition plaque and a thank you gift for their service. The honorees will als...More >>
    With more than 25 Boards and Commissions, the City of Joplin appreciates the many citizens who volunteer to serve on these committees. Board members serve various term lengths, and often serve several terms to help review City projects, plans and proposals.On Monday, November 17, the Joplin City Council will recognize those citizens who have completed their terms during the Council meeting. Members will receive a recognition plaque and a thank you gift for their service. The honorees will als...More >>
  • PHS Performing Arts Program Presents: Loserville

    PHS Performing Arts Program Presents: Loserville

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 6:42 PM EST2014-11-12 23:42:32 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Thursday November 13 at 7:00 PM and this Saturday November 15 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM the Pittsburg High School Performing Arts Program will be performing the musical Loserville at the PHS Auditorium. PHS will be the first group in the US to perform the show.Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Thursday November 13 at 7:00 PM and this Saturday November 15 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM the Pittsburg High School Performing Arts Program will be performing the musical Loserville at the PHS Auditorium. PHS will be the first group in the US to perform the show.Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.More >>
  • Wallace Bajjali Senior Housing Project Back to Bidding Process Per HUD Recommendation

    Wallace Bajjali Senior Housing Project Back to Bidding Process Per HUD Recommendation

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 6:28 PM EST2014-11-12 23:28:52 GMT
    A pet project of Joplin's master developer is back to ground zero. Wallace Bajjali was the chosen developer for a senior housing project but concerns from housing and urban development mean the city will bid it again. More than twenty acres of property, parking lots from doctor's offices, still sits idle at 26th and maiden lane in the tornado zone. Wallace bajjali proposed it become senior housing ranging from apartments, to assisted living and memory care facilities and would build it with...More >>
    A pet project of Joplin's master developer is back to ground zero. Wallace Bajjali was the chosen developer for a senior housing project but concerns from housing and urban development mean the city will bid it again. More than twenty acres of property, parking lots from doctor's offices, still sits idle at 26th and maiden lane in the tornado zone. Wallace bajjali proposed it become senior housing ranging from apartments, to assisted living and memory care facilities and would build it with...More >>
  • A Southwest Missouri woman works to create a domestic abuse shelter in Lamar

    A Southwest Missouri woman works to create a domestic abuse shelter in Lamar

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 6:28 PM EST2014-11-12 23:28:03 GMT
    Amanda martin stands before her dream: a white house. But it's not what you may think. Martin hopes the house will be a domestic abuse shelter one day. More >>
    Amanda martin stands before her dream: a white house. But it's not what you may think. Martin hopes the house will be a domestic abuse shelter one day. More >>
  • Carthage Junior High Hosts Veterans at Annual Ceremony

    Carthage Junior High Hosts Veterans at Annual Ceremony

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 5:34 PM EST2014-11-12 22:34:44 GMT
    Carthage, MO - The Carthage Junior High opened its doors to local veterans on Tuesday, honoring these local heroes with a beautiful ceremony and lunch with their family. Carthage High School's very own, Milt Wick, was the guest speaker at this year's ceremony. Mr. Wick, a veteran, did a wonderful job honoring all veterans and educating the students on the great liberties of our nation. Mr. Wick also reinforced to the audience the importance of their role in the community to use these libertie...More >>
    Carthage, MO - The Carthage Junior High opened its doors to local veterans on Tuesday, honoring these local heroes with a beautiful ceremony and lunch with their family. Carthage High School's very own, Milt Wick, was the guest speaker at this year's ceremony. Mr. Wick, a veteran, did a wonderful job honoring all veterans and educating the students on the great liberties of our nation. Mr. Wick also reinforced to the audience the importance of their role in the community to use these libertie...More >>
  • Southeast to return money to county treasurer's office

    Southeast to return money to county treasurer's office

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 2:49 PM EST2014-11-12 19:49:04 GMT
    Under the advisement of its attorneys the USD 247 Southeast Board of Education has sent a total of $108,328.36 to the appropriate county treasurer's offices.The money was improperly collected for the 2013-2014 school year due to a clerical error and would have been used towards Capital Outlay expenses, such as the district's share of a tornado safe room that will be built at Southeast Elementary School.After months of research and discussions the district's attorneys at the Kansas Association...More >>
    Under the advisement of its attorneys the USD 247 Southeast Board of Education has sent a total of $108,328.36 to the appropriate county treasurer's offices.The money was improperly collected for the 2013-2014 school year due to a clerical error and would have been used towards Capital Outlay expenses, such as the district's share of a tornado safe room that will be built at Southeast Elementary School.After months of research and discussions the district's attorneys at the Kansas Association...More >>
  • Con-way Truckload Extends Commitment to Hire Veterans with Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT

    Con-way Truckload Extends Commitment to Hire Veterans with Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 12:50 PM EST2014-11-12 17:50:06 GMT
    Partnership will help transitioning veterans learn about the great career opportunities in the trucking industry and find fulfilling careersJOPLIN, Mo. — Nov. 12, 2014 — Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program and its trucking industry technology partner, FASTPORT, to increase its number of veteran hires throughout 2015.“Partnering with FASTPOR...More >>
    Partnership will help transitioning veterans learn about the great career opportunities in the trucking industry and find fulfilling careersJOPLIN, Mo. — Nov. 12, 2014 — Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program and its trucking industry technology partner, FASTPORT, to increase its number of veteran hires throughout 2015.“Partnering with FASTPOR...More >>
  • Joplin seeking bids to progress library project

    Joplin seeking bids to progress library project

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 12:51 PM EST2014-11-12 17:51:08 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Work continues on the development of the new library that will be located at the northeast corner of 20th and Connecticut Streets. Currently, the City of Joplin and designated Project Development Manager, CBC Real Estate Group “CBC” are seeking qualifications from architectural firms for an approximate 50,000 to 60,000 square foot facility.“Once on board, the design firm will provide the conceptual plan of the library complex, as well as assist with incorporating the programming ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Work continues on the development of the new library that will be located at the northeast corner of 20th and Connecticut Streets. Currently, the City of Joplin and designated Project Development Manager, CBC Real Estate Group “CBC” are seeking qualifications from architectural firms for an approximate 50,000 to 60,000 square foot facility.“Once on board, the design firm will provide the conceptual plan of the library complex, as well as assist with incorporating the programming ...More >>
  • Gay Marriage Comes to Kansas

    Gay Marriage Comes to Kansas

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 10:53 PM EST2014-11-12 03:53:57 GMT
    Following the initial court action allowing gay marriage in Missouri and Kansas, a marriage equality celebration was planned in Pittsburg.But as recently as Tuesday morning, questions arose whether Kansas would allow same-sex marriage in the state, by Wednesday.More >>
    Following the initial court action allowing gay marriage in Missouri and Kansas, a marriage equality celebration was planned in Pittsburg.But as recently as Tuesday morning, questions arose whether Kansas would allow same-sex marriage in the state, by Wednesday.More >>
  • Veterans discuss alarming statistics of suicide among military personnel

    Veterans discuss alarming statistics of suicide among military personnel

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 6:45 PM EST2014-11-11 23:45:15 GMT
    Veterans being honored today say there are struggles in life after war and for some those lead to suicide. The latest statistics show twenty-two veterans take their own lives each day. It adds up to more than those killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mike Kirby is a Vietnam veteran. His wife was a medic as was his daughter, Shawna who was injured in Iraq. Their military family knows the pains of war. Mike talks about a call from Shawna. "Woke me up about three in the morning. And s...More >>
    Veterans being honored today say there are struggles in life after war and for some those lead to suicide. The latest statistics show twenty-two veterans take their own lives each day. It adds up to more than those killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mike Kirby is a Vietnam veteran. His wife was a medic as was his daughter, Shawna who was injured in Iraq. Their military family knows the pains of war. Mike talks about a call from Shawna. "Woke me up about three in the morning. And s...More >>
  • LOCAL PANTRIES NEED BASIC FOOD FOR WINTER

    LOCAL PANTRIES NEED BASIC FOOD FOR WINTER

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 6:54 PM EST2014-11-11 23:54:49 GMT
    Encourage, educate, and equip are the pillars of Joplin's watered gardens gospel rescue mission. “We can't always be the one who has giving to the one who doesn't. But we need to realize that other people have gifts, skills, and talents. And entering into a partnership with them and exchange is very important to esteem that individual correctly,” says James Whitford, Director of Watered Gardens. He houses forty six homeless men and women, making them earn their keep by putting them to work in...More >>
    Encourage, educate, and equip are the pillars of Joplin's watered gardens gospel rescue mission. “We can't always be the one who has giving to the one who doesn't. But we need to realize that other people have gifts, skills, and talents. And entering into a partnership with them and exchange is very important to esteem that individual correctly,” says James Whitford, Director of Watered Gardens. He houses forty six homeless men and women, making them earn their keep by putting them to work in...More >>
  • Local Farmer Passes Away

    Local Farmer Passes Away

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 5:31 PM EST2014-11-11 22:31:59 GMT
    On November 10, 2014 at 16:37hours 911 Dispatch received a report of an unknown medical emergency, occurring in a field approximately .25 miles 

    NW of 26000/Woodson Road (approx 7 miles east of parsons).

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    On November 10, 2014 at 16:37hours 911 Dispatch received a report of an unknown medical emergency, occurring in a field approximately .25 miles 

    NW of 26000/Woodson Road (approx 7 miles east of parsons).


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  • Church Burglary Arrests Made

    Church Burglary Arrests Made

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 4:09 PM EST2014-11-11 21:09:07 GMT
    On November 11, 2014 at approximately 1:54 AM, an officer with the Joplin Police Department stopped a vehicle near 17th and Maiden Lane for a traffic violation. The officer obtained consent to search the vehicle. A K9 Officer was on scene of the car stop and assisted with the search of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle officers located a plastic container in the center console that contained some baggies with white residue as well as two syringes.Also located in the vehicle was a ...More >>
    On November 11, 2014 at approximately 1:54 AM, an officer with the Joplin Police Department stopped a vehicle near 17th and Maiden Lane for a traffic violation. The officer obtained consent to search the vehicle. A K9 Officer was on scene of the car stop and assisted with the search of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle officers located a plastic container in the center console that contained some baggies with white residue as well as two syringes.Also located in the vehicle was a ...More >>
  • Missouri Navy veteran honored this month by Charlie Davis

    Missouri Navy veteran honored this month by Charlie Davis

    Monday, November 10 2014 10:54 PM EST2014-11-11 03:54:24 GMT
    It was more than 70 years ago, but by the way James T. Wilson remembers it, it could have been yesterday. "I can just see them just like fingers, coming up when they fired and you could hear them going over," said Wilson. More >>
    It was more than 70 years ago, but by the way James T. Wilson remembers it, it could have been yesterday. "I can just see them just like fingers, coming up when they fired and you could hear them going over," said Wilson. More >>
  • Islamic Society of Joplin gives glimpse inside new mosque

    Islamic Society of Joplin gives glimpse inside new mosque

    Monday, November 10 2014 8:32 PM EST2014-11-11 01:32:49 GMT
    After nearly two and a half years of rebuilding, the Islamic Society of Joplin is giving a glimpse inside its new mosque before it opens to the public.More >>
    After nearly two and a half years of rebuilding, the Islamic Society of Joplin is giving a glimpse inside its new mosque before it opens to the public.More >>
  • MSSU INVESTIGATES TOP ATHLETE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT

    MSSU INVESTIGATES TOP ATHLETE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT

    Monday, November 10 2014 7:31 PM EST2014-11-11 00:31:34 GMT
    "Rape" reads the top headline in MSSU's student newspaper, The Chart. A victim came forward to police saying she was sexually assaulted in the residence halls on the night of September 28th. “The fact that he was a star player in the athletic department and that he'd recently been removed from the roster and suspended, we knew people were going to put two and two together,” says The Chart Editor in Chief Brad Stout. University police and the Dean's office launched two separate investigati...More >>
    "Rape" reads the top headline in MSSU's student newspaper, The Chart. A victim came forward to police saying she was sexually assaulted in the residence halls on the night of September 28th. “The fact that he was a star player in the athletic department and that he'd recently been removed from the roster and suspended, we knew people were going to put two and two together,” says The Chart Editor in Chief Brad Stout. University police and the Dean's office launched two separate investigati...More >>
  • Bruner Hearing; Ankle Bracelet Removal Denied

    Bruner Hearing; Ankle Bracelet Removal Denied

    Monday, November 10 2014 1:42 PM EST2014-11-10 18:42:54 GMT
    Jasper County, MO - Pre-trial motions hearing set for December 15, 2014, at 9AM for Jeffrey Bruner. Defendant's request to remove ankle bracelet is denied.5/6/2014 - Jefferey Bruner Yesterday was released from the Jasper County Jail on bond. His release comes with several conditions. Among them, Bruner will be required to wear an electronic monitor. He will live with his parents in Greene County, MO. He can't enter Jasper County without court approval.Prosecutors say in November 2013, Bruner ...More >>
    Jasper County, MO - Pre-trial motions hearing set for December 15, 2014, at 9AM for Jeffrey Bruner. Defendant's request to remove ankle bracelet is denied.5/6/2014 - Jefferey Bruner Yesterday was released from the Jasper County Jail on bond. His release comes with several conditions. Among them, Bruner will be required to wear an electronic monitor. He will live with his parents in Greene County, MO. He can't enter Jasper County without court approval.Prosecutors say in November 2013, Bruner ...More >>
  • Con-way Truckload donates $3050 to Area Agency on Aging's nutrition program

    Con-way Truckload donates $3050 to Area Agency on Aging's nutrition program

    Monday, November 10 2014 12:51 PM EST2014-11-10 17:51:06 GMT
    Joplin, MO – The Area Agency on Aging Region X recently accepted a $3050 donation from Con-way Truckload to help support its nutrition program for seniors in Jasper, Newton, Barton and McDonald counties.The AAAX nutrition program delivered approximately 184,000 meals to homebound seniors and served over 100,000 congregate meals last year in Jasper, Newton, Barton and McDonald counties.The agency operates seven senior centers in its service area, along with family caregiver and ombudsman servi...More >>
    Joplin, MO – The Area Agency on Aging Region X recently accepted a $3050 donation from Con-way Truckload to help support its nutrition program for seniors in Jasper, Newton, Barton and McDonald counties.The AAAX nutrition program delivered approximately 184,000 meals to homebound seniors and served over 100,000 congregate meals last year in Jasper, Newton, Barton and McDonald counties.The agency operates seven senior centers in its service area, along with family caregiver and ombudsman servi...More >>
  • Buffalo Run Donates Over $30,000 Freeman Health System

    Buffalo Run Donates Over $30,000 Freeman Health System

    Monday, November 10 2014 12:37 PM EST2014-11-10 17:37:54 GMT
    Miami, OK - Throughout the month of October, Buffalo Run Casino Resort strived to spread the word of Breast Cancer Awareness. Teaming with Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri, Buffalo Run has been able to donate $25,000 to the cause itself within the previous two years.This year's 3rd Annual Save The TaTa's event was brought to an end last Friday, November 7th during an invitation only banquet inside the Peoria Showplace at Buffalo Run Casino Resort. The evening consisted of last effo...More >>
    Miami, OK - Throughout the month of October, Buffalo Run Casino Resort strived to spread the word of Breast Cancer Awareness. Teaming with Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri, Buffalo Run has been able to donate $25,000 to the cause itself within the previous two years.This year's 3rd Annual Save The TaTa's event was brought to an end last Friday, November 7th during an invitation only banquet inside the Peoria Showplace at Buffalo Run Casino Resort. The evening consisted of last effo...More >>
  • Joplin police investigate homicide

    Joplin police investigate homicide

    Monday, November 10 2014 10:33 AM EST2014-11-10 15:33:49 GMT
    At this time the name of the victim is not being released pending notification of next of kin.More >>
    At this time the name of the victim is not being released pending notification of next of kin.More >>
  • Joplin High and NAACP honor Marion Dial

    Joplin High and NAACP honor Marion Dial

    Monday, November 10 2014 11:30 AM EST2014-11-10 16:30:40 GMT
    Truth, honor, and loyalty-three words Joplin High Principal Kerry Sachetta uses to describe Marion Dial, former principal of Joplin's all black Lincoln High School for more than two decades. Joplin High honors Dial for his commitment to the community and students, naming its front office and counseling center after him. “I think it's important to all of our students first. I think they need to be able to see role models when they walk in. And understand who came before them, and from all div...More >>
    Truth, honor, and loyalty-three words Joplin High Principal Kerry Sachetta uses to describe Marion Dial, former principal of Joplin's all black Lincoln High School for more than two decades. Joplin High honors Dial for his commitment to the community and students, naming its front office and counseling center after him. “I think it's important to all of our students first. I think they need to be able to see role models when they walk in. And understand who came before them, and from all div...More >>
  • Sisters of Pittsburg State's Alpha Sigma Alpha chapter hosts princess day for young girls

    Sisters of Pittsburg State's Alpha Sigma Alpha chapter hosts princess day for young girls

    Sunday, November 9 2014 8:58 PM EST2014-11-10 01:58:36 GMT
    As part of the national philanthropy "Girls on the Run", the sisters held a day of pampering and inspiration for girls ages 5 to 10. More >>
    As part of the national philanthropy "Girls on the Run", the sisters held a day of pampering and inspiration for girls ages 5 to 10. More >>
  • Joplin community honors veterans

    Joplin community honors veterans

    Saturday, November 8 2014 10:05 PM EST2014-11-09 03:05:15 GMT
    With a theme of "United We Stand, Veterans and the Community Building a better Future Together", Joplin honored those in the armed forces with a parade...More >>
    With a theme of "United We Stand, Veterans and the Community Building a better Future Together", Joplin honored those in the armed forces with a parade...More >>
  • Local artisans gather in Joplin to buy and sell homemade wares

    Local artisans gather in Joplin to buy and sell homemade wares

    Saturday, November 8 2014 8:19 PM EST2014-11-09 01:19:06 GMT
    More than 30 craft artists were hand selected to sell at the Hip Handmade Market. More >>
    More than 30 craft artists were hand selected to sell at the Hip Handmade Market. More >>
  • Soldiers, friends and family march to spread awareness about veteran suicide

    Soldiers, friends and family march to spread awareness about veteran suicide

    Saturday, November 8 2014 7:07 PM EST2014-11-09 00:07:02 GMT
    About 30 soldiers, friends and family members gathered for the Carry the Fallen ruck walk, a national campaign to spread awareness about the veteran suicide epidemic. More >>
    About 30 soldiers, friends and family members gathered for the Carry the Fallen ruck walk, a national campaign to spread awareness about the veteran suicide epidemic. More >>
  • High School Football Scores (11-7)

    High School Football Scores (11-7)

    Friday, November 7 2014 11:50 PM EST2014-11-08 04:50:13 GMT
    Fairland0Afton64FinalAfton TBARiverton27Caney Valley35Final - TuesdayJasper13Cass Midway35FinalCaldwell54Chetopa76Final - TuesdayChetopa @ Axtell - 11/8 4 pmJayhawk-Linn7Colgan46Final - TuesdayColgan @ Galena - 11/8 3 pmChelsea8Commerce41FinalCommerce @ Adair - 11/14 7:30 pmGrove28Edison33FinalBaldwin12Fort Scott24FinalBasehor-Linwood: 0 Bishop-Miege: 63Burlington13Frontenac48FinalJefferson West: 12 Santa Fe Trail: 24Neodesha0Galena26Final - TuesdayGalena vs. Colgan - 11/8 3 pmWelch0Garber58F...More >>
    Fairland0Afton64FinalAfton TBARiverton27Caney Valley35Final - TuesdayJasper13Cass Midway35FinalCaldwell54Chetopa76Final - TuesdayChetopa @ Axtell - 11/8 4 pmJayhawk-Linn7Colgan46Final - TuesdayColgan @ Galena - 11/8 3 pmChelsea8Commerce41FinalCommerce @ Adair - 11/14 7:30 pmGrove28Edison33FinalBaldwin12Fort Scott24FinalBasehor-Linwood: 0 Bishop-Miege: 63Burlington13Frontenac48FinalJefferson West: 12 Santa Fe Trail: 24Neodesha0Galena26Final - TuesdayGalena vs. Colgan - 11/8 3 pmWelch0Garber58F...More >>
  • Released funding for A+ Scholarship program impacts Crowder College students

    Released funding for A+ Scholarship program impacts Crowder College students

    Friday, November 7 2014 8:56 PM EST2014-11-08 01:56:59 GMT
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has released more than $5.6 million in withheld funding, $2 million of which, will go towards the state's A+ Scholarship program.More >>
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has released more than $5.6 million in withheld funding, $2 million of which, will go towards the state's A+ Scholarship program.More >>
  • Miami Resident Files Petition to Unseat New City Manager

    Miami Resident Files Petition to Unseat New City Manager

    Friday, November 7 2014 7:05 PM EST2014-11-08 00:05:52 GMT
    After months of searching for Miami's new city manager, one man wants to unseat him and put the mayor back in charge, like he once was before the nineties. Petitioner Steve Darnell says "Mainly it's just to change the style of government back. It puts people in, the fact, that they are more in control by talking to their councilman. The councilmen are in charge of different areas of the city and not just a city manager that does what his agenda is." Steve Darnell filed this petition with the ...More >>
    After months of searching for Miami's new city manager, one man wants to unseat him and put the mayor back in charge, like he once was before the nineties. Petitioner Steve Darnell says "Mainly it's just to change the style of government back. It puts people in, the fact, that they are more in control by talking to their councilman. The councilmen are in charge of different areas of the city and not just a city manager that does what his agenda is." Steve Darnell filed this petition with the ...More >>
  • Federal Judge Tosses Missouri's Gay Marriage Ban

    Federal Judge Tosses Missouri's Gay Marriage Ban

    Friday, November 7 2014 5:28 PM EST2014-11-07 22:28:33 GMT
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A judge in St. Louis has ruled that Missouri's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison issued the ruling Wednesday. He heard arguments in the case on Sept. 29.The city of St. Louis issued marriage licenses in June to four same-sex couples, setting up a court case over the state's 2004 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Assistant Attorney General Jeremiah Morgan argued that 71 percent of Missourians voted for the referendum defi...More >>
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A judge in St. Louis has ruled that Missouri's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison issued the ruling Wednesday. He heard arguments in the case on Sept. 29.The city of St. Louis issued marriage licenses in June to four same-sex couples, setting up a court case over the state's 2004 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Assistant Attorney General Jeremiah Morgan argued that 71 percent of Missourians voted for the referendum defi...More >>
  • Parsons announces hiring of new Police Chief

    Parsons announces hiring of new Police Chief

    Friday, November 7 2014 5:11 PM EST2014-11-07 22:11:15 GMT
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    PARSONS, KS - Interim City Manager, Debbie Lamb, announced on Friday morning that the City of Parsons has hired a new Police Chief. Jason Sharp of Columbia, Mo., has been hired as the next head of the Parsons Police Department. He will begin his official duties on December 3. Sharp will fill the position formerly held by Scott Gofourth, who retired earlier this year.Sharp is a native of Labette County, but brings a wealth of law enforcement knowledge to the Parsons Police Department. Sharp is...More >>
    PARSONS, KS - Interim City Manager, Debbie Lamb, announced on Friday morning that the City of Parsons has hired a new Police Chief. Jason Sharp of Columbia, Mo., has been hired as the next head of the Parsons Police Department. He will begin his official duties on December 3. Sharp will fill the position formerly held by Scott Gofourth, who retired earlier this year.Sharp is a native of Labette County, but brings a wealth of law enforcement knowledge to the Parsons Police Department. Sharp is...More >>
  • Missouri Minimum Wage Rate Set

    Missouri Minimum Wage Rate Set

    Friday, November 7 2014 4:59 PM EST2014-11-07 21:59:15 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Missouri Department of Labor announces the state minimum wage rate for 2015 has been established, according to state law, at $7.65, effective January 1.All businesses are required to pay at minimum, the $7.65 hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. Per state law, the minimum wage rate is calculated once a year and may increase or decrease based on the cost of living as measured by the previous year's Consumer ...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Missouri Department of Labor announces the state minimum wage rate for 2015 has been established, according to state law, at $7.65, effective January 1.All businesses are required to pay at minimum, the $7.65 hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. Per state law, the minimum wage rate is calculated once a year and may increase or decrease based on the cost of living as measured by the previous year's Consumer ...More >>
  • Huff to apply for new position

    Huff to apply for new position

    Friday, November 7 2014 5:09 PM EST2014-11-07 22:09:06 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Joplin School Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff will apply to be Missouri's next state commissioner of education after he was nominated as a candidate by the state department of education.Huff said this is step one, he may not even get the chance to be interviewed.He said that this position excites him because he gets to work with legislatures and teacher organization to make it better for the children.The commissioner position opens when Chris Nicastro retires in December 2014.Huff sai...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Joplin School Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff will apply to be Missouri's next state commissioner of education after he was nominated as a candidate by the state department of education.Huff said this is step one, he may not even get the chance to be interviewed.He said that this position excites him because he gets to work with legislatures and teacher organization to make it better for the children.The commissioner position opens when Chris Nicastro retires in December 2014.Huff sai...More >>
  • Appeals Court won't block gay marriage in Kansas

    Appeals Court won't block gay marriage in Kansas

    Friday, November 7 2014 4:50 PM EST2014-11-07 21:50:33 GMT
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A federal appeals court has cleared the way for gay marriages to start in Kansas next week.The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday denied a request from the state to block an order from a lower-court judge preventing Kansas from enforcing its ban on gay marriage.U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree put on hold the order he issued this week until 5 p.m. Tuesday to give Kansas time to appeal. The state did, asking the appeals court to issue a stay to keep t...More >>
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A federal appeals court has cleared the way for gay marriages to start in Kansas next week.The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday denied a request from the state to block an order from a lower-court judge preventing Kansas from enforcing its ban on gay marriage.U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree put on hold the order he issued this week until 5 p.m. Tuesday to give Kansas time to appeal. The state did, asking the appeals court to issue a stay to keep t...More >>
  • MIAMI AIRPORT INSTALLS NEW, SMOOTHER RUNWAY

    MIAMI AIRPORT INSTALLS NEW, SMOOTHER RUNWAY

    Friday, November 7 2014 4:43 PM EST2014-11-07 21:43:23 GMT
    Flyers at the Miami Regional Airport can enjoy a smoother take-off and landing now that the entire runway has been resurfaced. City Engineer Chuck Childs says "There were some cracks that had developed, some large cracks, and those were dug out, that material replaced, and that area fixed.” Crews laid down new asphalt to create a smooth surface, complete with a fresh coat of paint and new lighting...More >>
    Flyers at the Miami Regional Airport can enjoy a smoother take-off and landing now that the entire runway has been resurfaced. City Engineer Chuck Childs says "There were some cracks that had developed, some large cracks, and those were dug out, that material replaced, and that area fixed.” Crews laid down new asphalt to create a smooth surface, complete with a fresh coat of paint and new lighting...More >>
  • Graduate now a pilot for ROTC training

    Graduate now a pilot for ROTC training

    Thursday, November 6 2014 5:20 PM EST2014-11-06 22:20:44 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Cpt. Justin Dillow knew just what the Pittsburg State University ROTC cadets preparing for their first ride on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter were feeling, Thursday. Dillow, a 2010 PSU grad originally from Chanute, Kan., was a pilot on one of the three massive machines.Dillow said he remembers when he first knew he wanted to become a helicopter pilot.“I was in fifth grade in Galesburg, Kan. “The National Guard flew down and let everyone crawl in and look around,” Dillow said. “T...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Cpt. Justin Dillow knew just what the Pittsburg State University ROTC cadets preparing for their first ride on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter were feeling, Thursday. Dillow, a 2010 PSU grad originally from Chanute, Kan., was a pilot on one of the three massive machines.Dillow said he remembers when he first knew he wanted to become a helicopter pilot.“I was in fifth grade in Galesburg, Kan. “The National Guard flew down and let everyone crawl in and look around,” Dillow said. “T...More >>
  • In-store giving campaign to provide funds for Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

    In-store giving campaign to provide funds for Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

    Thursday, November 6 2014 4:56 PM EST2014-11-06 21:56:12 GMT
    Joplin, MO (November 6th) – Every year, nearly 4 million young people are served by Boys Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) announced that it is partnering with Boys Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) with a four-week program called, “Open the Door for America's Kids.” Beginning Nov. 1, Family Dollar customers Joplin, Lamar, Jasper and Fort Scott can make a monetary contribution at checkout to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Sou...More >>
    Joplin, MO (November 6th) – Every year, nearly 4 million young people are served by Boys Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) announced that it is partnering with Boys Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) with a four-week program called, “Open the Door for America's Kids.” Beginning Nov. 1, Family Dollar customers Joplin, Lamar, Jasper and Fort Scott can make a monetary contribution at checkout to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Sou...More >>
  • Newton County Christmas for Kids underway

    Newton County Christmas for Kids underway

    Thursday, November 6 2014 4:23 PM EST2014-11-06 21:23:30 GMT
    Neosho, MO - Applications are being accepted through Dec. 1 for the Newton County Christmas for Kids toy program.Hosted by participating fire, EMS, and rescue agencies of Newton County, the Christmas for Kids toy drive helped make Christmas a little merrier for nearly 800 area kids in 2013. The program is open to underprivileged children in Newton County.In Neosho, applications may be picked up at Neosho Fire Station 1, 125 N. College, during normal business hours. Applications can also be fo...More >>
    Neosho, MO - Applications are being accepted through Dec. 1 for the Newton County Christmas for Kids toy program.Hosted by participating fire, EMS, and rescue agencies of Newton County, the Christmas for Kids toy drive helped make Christmas a little merrier for nearly 800 area kids in 2013. The program is open to underprivileged children in Newton County.In Neosho, applications may be picked up at Neosho Fire Station 1, 125 N. College, during normal business hours. Applications can also be fo...More >>
  • Hospice Compassus Honors Local Veteran at Pinning Ceremony

    Hospice Compassus Honors Local Veteran at Pinning Ceremony

    Thursday, November 6 2014 2:31 PM EST2014-11-06 19:31:15 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Mo. – Local veteran, Charles Killingsworth, was honored by Hospice Compassus for his courageous service to our country in a pinning ceremony last week. Killingsworth also received a certificate of recognition from fellow Air Force veteran and Hospice Compassus volunteer, Jim Taylor. Hospice Compassus will recognize local veterans in the Southwest Missouri area as part of a Veterans Day initiative for their valued service to our country.“The courageous service of our veterans and the...More >>
    CARTHAGE, Mo. – Local veteran, Charles Killingsworth, was honored by Hospice Compassus for his courageous service to our country in a pinning ceremony last week. Killingsworth also received a certificate of recognition from fellow Air Force veteran and Hospice Compassus volunteer, Jim Taylor. Hospice Compassus will recognize local veterans in the Southwest Missouri area as part of a Veterans Day initiative for their valued service to our country.“The courageous service of our veterans and the...More >>
  • Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert calls new city manager Sam Anselm a "leader"

    Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert calls new city manager Sam Anselm a "leader"

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 10:19 PM EST2014-11-06 03:19:49 GMT
    "Sam demonstrates, leadership, communication skills and he knows how to get things done." Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert spoke in the company of city council members and officials Wednesday about new City Manager Sam Anselm. More >>
    "Sam demonstrates, leadership, communication skills and he knows how to get things done." Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert spoke in the company of city council members and officials Wednesday about new City Manager Sam Anselm. More >>
  • Carl Junction school officials discuss next step for bringing storm shelters to the district

    Carl Junction school officials discuss next step for bringing storm shelters to the district

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 6:18 PM EST2014-11-05 23:18:39 GMT
    Carl Junction school officials discuss the next step for bringing storm shelters to the district. 64 percent of voters approved a $16.5 million bond issue in Carl Junction's election yesterday.More >>
    Carl Junction school officials discuss the next step for bringing storm shelters to the district. 64 percent of voters approved a $16.5 million bond issue in Carl Junction's election yesterday.More >>
  • Man in Custody after Bomb Scare

    Man in Custody after Bomb Scare

    Thursday, November 6 2014 1:00 PM EST2014-11-06 18:00:21 GMT
    The Parsons Police Department has released additional information regarding yesterday's bomb scare. At approximately 1:04 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, Parsons Police Officers were called to the 2900 Block of Main to a report of domestic disturbance. A 64-year-old woman reported the disturbance. Officers tried to make contact with...More >>
    The Parsons Police Department has released additional information regarding yesterday's bomb scare. At approximately 1:04 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, Parsons Police Officers were called to the 2900 Block of Main to a report of domestic disturbance. A 64-year-old woman reported the disturbance. Officers tried to make contact with...More >>
  • MODOT Conducts Winter Drill; Snow Plows and Drivers Practice Routes

    MODOT Conducts Winter Drill; Snow Plows and Drivers Practice Routes

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 6:01 PM EST2014-11-05 23:01:36 GMT
    It's not yet winter but the Missouri Department of Transportation wants to be ready for the first big snow storm. So today the MODOT conducted a statewide winter drill. Ten year MODOT veteran driver Brenda Beerly says she's glad to do the drill. "This year we have a lot of new people that are starting to work at MODOT. Some of them just push snow, so it gives them a chance to get familiar with their route and see all the obstacles they have to push around." Like islands and curbs. Beerly say...More >>
    It's not yet winter but the Missouri Department of Transportation wants to be ready for the first big snow storm. So today the MODOT conducted a statewide winter drill. Ten year MODOT veteran driver Brenda Beerly says she's glad to do the drill. "This year we have a lot of new people that are starting to work at MODOT. Some of them just push snow, so it gives them a chance to get familiar with their route and see all the obstacles they have to push around." Like islands and curbs. Beerly say...More >>
  • Five Men Indicted in Separate Cases of Child Exploitation, Child Pornography

    Five Men Indicted in Separate Cases of Child Exploitation, Child Pornography

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 4:37 PM EST2014-11-05 21:37:35 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that five men have been indicted by a federal grand jury, in separate and unrelated cases, for offenses involving child sexual exploitation and child pornography.USA v. CrippenJames Allen Crippen, 43, of Joplin, Mo., was charged in a two-count indictment returned today by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo.Today's indictment alleges that Crippen received and distributed child ...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that five men have been indicted by a federal grand jury, in separate and unrelated cases, for offenses involving child sexual exploitation and child pornography.USA v. CrippenJames Allen Crippen, 43, of Joplin, Mo., was charged in a two-count indictment returned today by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo.Today's indictment alleges that Crippen received and distributed child ...More >>
  • Newton County Health Department to continue providing WIC

    Newton County Health Department to continue providing WIC

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 4:29 PM EST2014-11-05 21:29:11 GMT
    The Newton County Health Department has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC (Women, Infants Children) services for federal 2015 fiscal year has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health. Under the terms of the contract the Newton County Health Department will be able to serve 1568 persons eligible for WIC every month.Persons interested in enrolling in the WIC program may call the Newton County Health Department at 417-451-3743 or stop by the Health Department at 812...More >>
    The Newton County Health Department has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC (Women, Infants Children) services for federal 2015 fiscal year has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health. Under the terms of the contract the Newton County Health Department will be able to serve 1568 persons eligible for WIC every month.Persons interested in enrolling in the WIC program may call the Newton County Health Department at 417-451-3743 or stop by the Health Department at 812...More >>
  • Taylor Arraignment Set

    Taylor Arraignment Set

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 4:15 PM EST2014-11-05 21:15:34 GMT
    According to Crawford County Prosecutor Michael Gayoso, Brian Taylor waived...More >>
    According to Crawford County Prosecutor Michael Gayoso, Brian Taylor waived...More >>
  • Anselm Selected as Joplin City Manager

    Anselm Selected as Joplin City Manager

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 7:23 PM EST2014-11-06 00:23:04 GMT
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    Joplin, MO - Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert announced today that Samuel Anselm has been selected as the City Manager for the City of Joplin. Anselm has held the position of Assistant City Manager since March 2011, and most recently served as the Interim City Manager for Joplin since February of this year.More >>
    Joplin, MO - Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert announced today that Samuel Anselm has been selected as the City Manager for the City of Joplin. Anselm has held the position of Assistant City Manager since March 2011, and most recently served as the Interim City Manager for Joplin since February of this year.More >>
  • Crisis in Care: 4-State Veterans Speak Out Part 2

    Crisis in Care: 4-State Veterans Speak Out Part 2

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 8:54 PM EST2014-11-05 01:54:44 GMT
    There are more than 1700 department of veterans affairs healthcare facilities and outpatient clinics in the us. To ease the burden of having to travel to various locations, the the Department of Veterans Affairs offers some special reimbursement claims and transportation. But some veterans say this is not enough. More >>
    There are more than 1700 department of veterans affairs healthcare facilities and outpatient clinics in the us. To ease the burden of having to travel to various locations, the the Department of Veterans Affairs offers some special reimbursement claims and transportation. But some veterans say this is not enough. More >>
  • Judge Orders Kansas To Let Same-Sex Couples Marry

    Judge Orders Kansas To Let Same-Sex Couples Marry

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 8:00 PM EST2014-11-05 01:00:18 GMT
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the state's ban, but he delayed enforcement of his order until next week to give the state time to appeal.U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction barring the state from enforcing its constitutional ban as of 5 p.m. next Tuesday, pending the outcome of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging it.The state is ...More >>
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the state's ban, but he delayed enforcement of his order until next week to give the state time to appeal.U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction barring the state from enforcing its constitutional ban as of 5 p.m. next Tuesday, pending the outcome of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging it.The state is ...More >>
  • AT&T donates $5,000 to enhance therapy for local children with autism

    AT&T donates $5,000 to enhance therapy for local children with autism

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 6:24 PM EST2014-11-04 23:24:24 GMT
    GATT Missouri has donated $5,000 to enhance therapy for local children with autism. The donation was given to the Bill Virginia Leffen Center for Autism in Joplin at a ceremony this morning.More >>
    AT&T Missouri has donated $5,000 to enhance therapy for local children with autism. The donation was given to the Bill Virginia Leffen Center for Autism in Joplin at a ceremony this morning.More >>
  • Building Purchase Paves Way for Technical Education Complex in Pittsburg

    Building Purchase Paves Way for Technical Education Complex in Pittsburg

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 6:21 PM EST2014-11-04 23:21:23 GMT
    The Pittsburg Education Foundation is working to create a technical education complex. The first step buying the old Vinlyplex building for eight hundred ninety thousand dollars. The complex would impact students from five schools districts in Crawford County including Pittsburg, Frontenac, Southeast-Cherokee, Girard, and Northeast-Arma. The building currently houses the construction trades programs administered through Fort Scott Community college but plans to add more programs. Students are...More >>
    The Pittsburg Education Foundation is working to create a technical education complex. The first step buying the old Vinlyplex building for eight hundred ninety thousand dollars. The complex would impact students from five schools districts in Crawford County including Pittsburg, Frontenac, Southeast-Cherokee, Girard, and Northeast-Arma. The building currently houses the construction trades programs administered through Fort Scott Community college but plans to add more programs. Students are...More >>
  • Steady stream of voters at the polls

    Steady stream of voters at the polls

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 6:07 PM EST2014-11-04 23:07:08 GMT
    Jasper County officials say voter turnout is looking average, or even below average, for a midterm election. However, polling places have seen a steady stream of voters so far, with some even forming lines.More >>
    Jasper County officials say voter turnout is looking average, or even below average, for a midterm election. However, polling places have seen a steady stream of voters so far, with some even forming lines.More >>
  • Soaring rates of Native American graduates rank NEO among top degree producers nationwide

    Soaring rates of Native American graduates rank NEO among top degree producers nationwide

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 4:06 PM EST2014-11-04 21:06:59 GMT
    Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) are thrilled to announce Diverse Issues in Higher Education published their annual rankings of colleges that graduate the greatest number of Native Americans nationwide and NEO's rankings climbed in every degree program category. The American Indian Center...More >>
    Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) are thrilled to announce Diverse Issues in Higher Education published their annual rankings of colleges that graduate the greatest number of Native Americans nationwide and NEO's rankings climbed in every degree program category. The American Indian Center...More >>
  • Crisis in Care: 4-State Veterans Speak Out Part 1

    Crisis in Care: 4-State Veterans Speak Out Part 1

    Monday, November 3 2014 9:01 PM EST2014-11-04 02:01:14 GMT
    Over the past year, the Department of Veterans Affairs has come under a great deal of scrutiny. It stems from the alleged malpractice and lack of care from its medical centers.The office of Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn released a report in June stating there is an accountability deficiency, bad scheduling and mismanagement when it comes to VA healthcare. Now, 4-state soldiers speak out on their concerns and experiences.More >>
    Over the past year, the Department of Veterans Affairs has come under a great deal of scrutiny. It stems from the alleged malpractice and lack of care from its medical centers.The office of Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn released a report in June stating there is an accountability deficiency, bad scheduling and mismanagement when it comes to VA healthcare. Now, 4-state soldiers speak out on their concerns and experiences.More >>
  • Joplin City Council approves agreement that aims to bring police training courses to Crowder College

    Joplin City Council approves agreement that aims to bring police training courses to Crowder College

    Monday, November 3 2014 8:38 PM EST2014-11-04 01:38:03 GMT
    Tonight the Joplin City Council has approved an agreement that aims to bring police training courses to Crowder College. The courses would help officers meet their 48 in-service hours, required every three years by the state of Missouri.More >>
    Tonight the Joplin City Council has approved an agreement that aims to bring police training courses to Crowder College. The courses would help officers meet their 48 in-service hours, required every three years by the state of Missouri.More >>
  • Ameri-Light Pizza Gives Women a Slice of Hope

    Ameri-Light Pizza Gives Women a Slice of Hope

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 3:09 PM EST2014-11-04 20:09:44 GMT
    Ameri-Light Pizza in Joplin is inspiring their employees to take a new bite out of life. The pizzeria is part of a ministry, giving women who are trying to get on the right path a chance. After a long struggle with drugs, and losing her children, owner Juliet Hardee overcame her addiction finding God. And now she wants to pay it forward....More >>
    Ameri-Light Pizza in Joplin is inspiring their employees to take a new bite out of life. The pizzeria is part of a ministry, giving women who are trying to get on the right path a chance. After a long struggle with drugs, and losing her children, owner Juliet Hardee overcame her addiction finding God. And now she wants to pay it forward....More >>
  • Joplin's master redeveloper looks to realtor for tenant

    Joplin's master redeveloper looks to realtor for tenant

    Monday, November 3 2014 6:30 PM EST2014-11-03 23:30:49 GMT
    There appears to be a possible setback for Joplin's master redeveloper, Wallace Bajjali.More >>
    There appears to be a possible setback for Joplin's master redeveloper, Wallace Bajjali.More >>
  • Police Chase Ends In Crash and Fatality

    Police Chase Ends In Crash and Fatality

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 3:26 PM EST2014-11-04 20:26:05 GMT
    Updated with victim names.More >>
    Updated with victim names.More >>
  • Pierce City's 276th engineer company returns safely to the Four States

    Pierce City's 276th engineer company returns safely to the Four States

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 4:16 PM EST2014-11-04 21:16:43 GMT
    A warm welcome for National Guard troops back home safe from Afghanistan"It's great to be home, it's very good to see friends and family again," said Sergeant Tim Uptegrave.More >>
    A warm welcome for National Guard troops back home safe from Afghanistan"It's great to be home, it's very good to see friends and family again," said Sergeant Tim Uptegrave.More >>
  • El Dorado Springs, MO shootout results in two deaths, one of sheriff's deputy

    El Dorado Springs, MO shootout results in two deaths, one of sheriff's deputy

    Sunday, November 2 2014 8:31 PM EST2014-11-03 01:31:44 GMT
    A chase began shortly before 12:30 am Sunday. Twenty five-year-old Cedar County Deputy Matthew Chism attempted to pull over a driver for having no headlights. More >>
    A chase began shortly before 12:30 am Sunday. Twenty five-year-old Cedar County Deputy Matthew Chism attempted to pull over a driver for having no headlights. More >>
  • Local Crops Frozen

    Local Crops Frozen

    Sunday, November 2 2014 12:31 PM EST2014-11-02 17:31:48 GMT
    After a warm start to fall, Friday night saw local crops devastated when temperatures hit the low 20's.More >>
    After a warm start to fall, Friday night saw local crops devastated when temperatures hit the low 20's.More >>
  • Family restaurant in downtown Pittsburg reopens with updated look

    Family restaurant in downtown Pittsburg reopens with updated look

    Saturday, November 1 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-11-01 23:33:04 GMT
    Otto's Cafe voluntarily closed in September for renovations. This happened in the midst of failed health inspections. The owners and management collaborated with the Stilwell Heritage and Education Foundation...More >>
    Otto's Cafe voluntarily closed in September for renovations. This happened in the midst of failed health inspections. The owners and management collaborated with the Stilwell Heritage and Education Foundation...More >>
  • Carl Junction Post Office sells the most Breast Cancer Awareness stamps

    Carl Junction Post Office sells the most Breast Cancer Awareness stamps

    Saturday, November 1 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-11-01 19:17:10 GMT
    Post master Sharon Clark and her team sold $49,255.80 worth of stamps,putting them in first in the nation for the month of October.More >>
    Post master Sharon Clark and her team sold $49,255.80 worth of stamps,putting them in first in the nation for the month of October.More >>
  • High School Football Scores (10-31)

    High School Football Scores (10-31)

    Friday, October 31 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-11-01 03:45:22 GMT

     Four States - October 31st High Football Scores. Happy Halloween!

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     Four States - October 31st High Football Scores. Happy Halloween!

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  • Disney's "Frozen" characters and ninja turtles among most popular costumes in the Four States

    Disney's "Frozen" characters and ninja turtles among most popular costumes in the Four States

    Friday, October 31 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-11-01 02:44:01 GMT
    Passing out candy tonight, you may have noticed quite a few Disney's "Frozen" princesses at your door. The National Retail Federation estimates 2.6 million children purchased costumes based on the film this year.More >>
    Passing out candy tonight, you may have noticed quite a few Disney's "Frozen" princesses at your door. The National Retail Federation estimates 2.6 million children purchased costumes based on the film this year.More >>
  • Oklahoma Law Helps Victims of Domestic Violence

    Oklahoma Law Helps Victims of Domestic Violence

    Friday, October 31 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-10-31 23:46:54 GMT
    A new Oklahoma state law takes effect on Saturday that sets a standard for police to address domestic violence cases.Part of the domestic rights act,it requires officers to ask people eleven questions to gauge the amount of danger the victim faces.Police Administrator Linda Johnson says, "I think the first step is letting them know who to call and where to go and that there is help out there and when they're ready to accept it."The new Oklahoma state law put into place these notification card...More >>
    A new Oklahoma state law takes effect on Saturday that sets a standard for police to address domestic violence cases.Part of the domestic rights act,it requires officers to ask people eleven questions to gauge the amount of danger the victim faces.Police Administrator Linda Johnson says, "I think the first step is letting them know who to call and where to go and that there is help out there and when they're ready to accept it."The new Oklahoma state law put into place these notification card...More >>
  • Judge denies man's request to withdraw guilty plea to murders

    Judge denies man's request to withdraw guilty plea to murders

    Friday, October 31 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-10-31 20:38:24 GMT
    Kevin Sweat is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.More >>
    Kevin Sweat is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.More >>
  • Suspect arrested in Joplin for improvised explosive device

    Suspect arrested in Joplin for improvised explosive device

    Friday, October 31 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-10-31 19:05:34 GMT
    An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives responded to the scene.More >>
    An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives responded to the scene.More >>
  • Paranormal Investigators Check for Ghosts in Haunted Route 66 Theater

    Paranormal Investigators Check for Ghosts in Haunted Route 66 Theater

    Monday, November 3 2014 7:21 PM EST2014-11-04 00:21:40 GMT
    Loud footsteps, creaky noises, and strange sounds...all had employees at the Route 66 Theater wondering if their was another presence lurking nearby..."There was one Friday afternoon. no one had been here all week. I came in alone. Right after I shut the door and locked it the paper towel dispenser in the r...More >>
    Loud footsteps, creaky noises, and strange sounds...all had employees at the Route 66 Theater wondering if their was another presence lurking nearby..."There was one Friday afternoon. no one had been here all week. I came in alone. Right after I shut the door and locked it the paper towel dispenser in the r...More >>
  • Joplin mayor does not expect new city manager to make big changes

    Thursday, October 30 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-10-31 00:25:06 GMT
    Joplin's mayor hopes the City Council will meet in closed session Monday night and vote for a candidate.More >>
    Joplin's mayor hopes the City Council will meet in closed session Monday night and vote for a candidate.More >>
  • Increase in Halloween spending

    Increase in Halloween spending

    Thursday, October 30 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-10-30 22:19:00 GMT
    Total spending on Halloween is expected to hit $7.4 billion this year, with the average American spending $77.52 on costumes alone, according to the National Retail Federation. Some residents in the Four States have already exceeded those numbers.More >>
    Total spending on Halloween is expected to hit $7.4 billion this year, with the average American spending $77.52 on costumes alone, according to the National Retail Federation. Some residents in the Four States have already exceeded those numbers.More >>
  • Spanking a Controversial Issue among Parents and Paddling Still Allowed in Some Schools

    Spanking a Controversial Issue among Parents and Paddling Still Allowed in Some Schools

    Thursday, October 30 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-10-30 21:57:58 GMT
    To spank or not to spank.To spank or not to spank.
    It's a parent's legal right to discipline a child. And some do that with spanking. But parents can take corporal punishment too far. Andrea Huckabay is a mother of four. She uses time out but also believes in spanking. She says, “I make sure that I sit down, take them to a separate room. I explain to them why I'm spanking them and that I love them. And that I'm doing it cause God told me to help teach you to obey. And then I spank them and then we resolve it. We hug. We say sorry, all that st...More >>
    It's a parent's legal right to discipline a child. And some do that with spanking. But parents can take corporal punishment too far. Andrea Huckabay is a mother of four. She uses time out but also believes in spanking. She says, “I make sure that I sit down, take them to a separate room. I explain to them why I'm spanking them and that I love them. And that I'm doing it cause God told me to help teach you to obey. And then I spank them and then we resolve it. We hug. We say sorry, all that st...More >>
  • The Carl Junction Post Office puts a big stamp on breast cancer awareness

    The Carl Junction Post Office puts a big stamp on breast cancer awareness

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-10-30 00:59:53 GMT
    Post master Sharon Clark and her team have decorated the office in all things pink to entice folks to purchase breast cancer awareness stamps. The post office led the nation in awareness stamps sold last year, close to $28,000 worth,More >>
    Post master Sharon Clark and her team have decorated the office in all things pink to entice folks to purchase breast cancer awareness stamps. The post office led the nation in awareness stamps sold last year, close to $28,000 worth,More >>
  • Professional first baseman player Adam LaRoche visits his state-of-the-art baseball complex in Fort Scott

    Professional first baseman player Adam LaRoche visits his state-of-the-art baseball complex in Fort Scott

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-10-30 00:42:10 GMT
    It's a ball player's dream: a state-of-the art, 500-seat stadium in one's home town. "It goes back a long way," said Adam LaRoche. "My wife and I always said that if we were ever in a position to put a stadium in Fort Scott, we wanted to do it."More >>
    It's a ball player's dream: a state-of-the art, 500-seat stadium in one's home town. "It goes back a long way," said Adam LaRoche. "My wife and I always said that if we were ever in a position to put a stadium in Fort Scott, we wanted to do it."More >>
  • Nevada Children's Center Wants Help Building/Offers Businesses NAP Tax Credits

    Nevada Children's Center Wants Help Building/Offers Businesses NAP Tax Credits

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:39:03 GMT
    The children's center in Nevada Missouri wants to expand into a permanent home. Its building project is getting a boost from the state through the Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program or NAP tax credits. The children's center in Nevada sits right off the square on Main street next to Curtis and Sons Realty which is donating the property for a new children's center. Monte Curtis says, “Seeing the families that go in, the small children that have been abused. A lot of sexual abuse and stu...More >>
    The children's center in Nevada Missouri wants to expand into a permanent home. Its building project is getting a boost from the state through the Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program or NAP tax credits. The children's center in Nevada sits right off the square on Main street next to Curtis and Sons Realty which is donating the property for a new children's center. Monte Curtis says, “Seeing the families that go in, the small children that have been abused. A lot of sexual abuse and stu...More >>
  • Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part V)

    Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part V)

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:45:21 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
  • Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part IV)

    Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part IV)

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:40:04 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
  • Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part III)

    Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part III)

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:16:51 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
  • Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part II)

    Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part II)

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:47:16 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
  • Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part I)

    Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part I)

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:13:48 GMT
    Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often.  More >>
    Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often.  More >>
  • Officials work to cut costs and increase revenue at Schifferdecker Golf Course

    Officials work to cut costs and increase revenue at Schifferdecker Golf Course

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-10-29 20:38:51 GMT
    City of Joplin officials are working to cut costs and increase revenue at Schifferdecker Golf Course, after the 2015 budget leaves nearly a $140,000 deficit, about one-fifth of the course's overall budget. The 92-year-old course averages around 23,000 rounds each year, and is in need of some improvements.More >>
    City of Joplin officials are working to cut costs and increase revenue at Schifferdecker Golf Course, after the 2015 budget leaves nearly a $140,000 deficit, about one-fifth of the course's overall budget. The 92-year-old course averages around 23,000 rounds each year, and is in need of some improvements.More >>
  • Crow Autopsy Complete

    Crow Autopsy Complete

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-10-29 20:08:27 GMT
    The Newton County sheriff says he hopes to know more details of the case after autopsy results are released.More >>
    The Newton County sheriff says he hopes to know more details of the case after autopsy results are released.More >>
  • The Great Deer Hunt Kicks Off October 30th

    The Great Deer Hunt Kicks Off October 30th

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-10-29 19:51:21 GMT
    MIAMI -- The River Bottom Sportsmen and Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America are in the final days of preparation for The Great Deer Hunt which kicks off at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in downtown Miami.The Great Deer Hunt, held annually in Miami, allows disabled American veterans an opportunity to enjoy a weekend of food, fun and fellowship, as well as the thrill of the hunt.“This event has grown from a grass-roots effort into an annual labor of love for the 50-member volun...More >>
    MIAMI -- The River Bottom Sportsmen and Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America are in the final days of preparation for The Great Deer Hunt which kicks off at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in downtown Miami.The Great Deer Hunt, held annually in Miami, allows disabled American veterans an opportunity to enjoy a weekend of food, fun and fellowship, as well as the thrill of the hunt.“This event has grown from a grass-roots effort into an annual labor of love for the 50-member volun...More >>
  • Jasper County Farms Recognized by Century Farm Programs

    Jasper County Farms Recognized by Century Farm Programs

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-10-29 17:00:40 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Mo. –The Missouri Century Farm Program annually recognizes Missouri farms that are still productive and have been in the same family for 100 years or more. The newest addition to the Century Farm Program includes one farm in Jasper County.Robert Rees and his wife Norma, Jasper, own 240 acres that have been in his family since 1905. The farm was originally owned by Mr. Rees' great-grandparents, Freeman and Sarah Rees.To qualify for the Missouri Century Farm designation, farms must ha...More >>
    CARTHAGE, Mo. –The Missouri Century Farm Program annually recognizes Missouri farms that are still productive and have been in the same family for 100 years or more. The newest addition to the Century Farm Program includes one farm in Jasper County.Robert Rees and his wife Norma, Jasper, own 240 acres that have been in his family since 1905. The farm was originally owned by Mr. Rees' great-grandparents, Freeman and Sarah Rees.To qualify for the Missouri Century Farm designation, farms must ha...More >>
  • Project 17 Small Business Marketing and E-Commerce Assistance Kickoff Event

    Project 17 Small Business Marketing and E-Commerce Assistance Kickoff Event

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-10-29 16:41:35 GMT
    SE Kansas - Project 17 is hosting a Small Business Marketing and E-Commerce Assistance Kickoff Event. The Kickoff will take place Friday, November 7th at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola, Kansas.The event is for small, local businesses that grow, produce, process, or manufacture food or agribusiness products or those who create unique, locally produced artisan products in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montg...More >>
    SE Kansas - Project 17 is hosting a Small Business Marketing and E-Commerce Assistance Kickoff Event. The Kickoff will take place Friday, November 7th at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola, Kansas.The event is for small, local businesses that grow, produce, process, or manufacture food or agribusiness products or those who create unique, locally produced artisan products in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montg...More >>
  • Carl Junction family reflects on hosting Royals's Eric Hosmer seven years ago

    Carl Junction family reflects on hosting Royals's Eric Hosmer seven years ago

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-10-29 02:57:12 GMT
    Here's one thing you may not know about Eric Hosmer:"Bit chocolate milk drinker," says Claire Adrian. "Um, yeah, a lot of chocolate milk. I didn't know anyone could drink that much chocolate milk."More >>
    Here's one thing you may not know about Eric Hosmer:"Bit chocolate milk drinker," says Claire Adrian. "Um, yeah, a lot of chocolate milk. I didn't know anyone could drink that much chocolate milk."More >>
  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul visits Pittsburg for endorsement

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul visits Pittsburg for endorsement

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-10-28 22:51:24 GMT
     U.S. Senator Paul at the rally called for less government control, and wants Gov. Brownback and U.S. Senator Roberts to end up winning their elections by at least ten points.
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     U.S. Senator Paul at the rally called for less government control, and wants Gov. Brownback and U.S. Senator Roberts to end up winning their elections by at least ten points.

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  • Kruithof named Miami City Manager

    Kruithof named Miami City Manager

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-10-28 22:14:32 GMT
    (Miami, OK) –Dean Kruithof has been named as Miami's new city manager. City officials made the announcement Tuesday.Kruithof brings more than 30 years of government management experience to Miami including a stint as city administrator for the City of Branson, MO. Kruithof said he comes prepared to tackle the challenges facing Miami in the areas of economic and community development and plans to place an emphasis on public participation in the process of designing future growth.“We believe th...More >>
    (Miami, OK) –Dean Kruithof has been named as Miami's new city manager. City officials made the announcement Tuesday.Kruithof brings more than 30 years of government management experience to Miami including a stint as city administrator for the City of Branson, MO. Kruithof said he comes prepared to tackle the challenges facing Miami in the areas of economic and community development and plans to place an emphasis on public participation in the process of designing future growth.“We believe th...More >>
  • Owner offers $5,000 reward for information in current Joplin arson and vandalism investigation

    Owner offers $5,000 reward for information in current Joplin arson and vandalism investigation

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-10-28 21:32:02 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department and Joplin Fire Department are currently investigating an arson and vandalism at a professional building located near 32nd Street and Connecticut Avenue.More >>
    The Joplin Police Department and Joplin Fire Department are currently investigating an arson and vandalism at a professional building located near 32nd Street and Connecticut Avenue.More >>
  • Celebration Highlights Success of Guaranteed Housing Waiver

    Celebration Highlights Success of Guaranteed Housing Waiver

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-10-28 21:00:15 GMT
    JOPLIN, MO, October 28, 2014 - Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning hosted an event in Joplin, Missouri today at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. The event celebrated the success of the Guaranteed Rural Housing Waiver in contributing to recovery efforts from the devastating tornado experienced by the community on May 22, 2011.State Director Dunning said, "The City of Joplin, along with Jasper and Newton Counties, has worked diligently to repair the damage done by the tornado. Co...More >>
    JOPLIN, MO, October 28, 2014 - Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning hosted an event in Joplin, Missouri today at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. The event celebrated the success of the Guaranteed Rural Housing Waiver in contributing to recovery efforts from the devastating tornado experienced by the community on May 22, 2011.State Director Dunning said, "The City of Joplin, along with Jasper and Newton Counties, has worked diligently to repair the damage done by the tornado. Co...More >>
  • Southeast students learn about construction related careers

    Southeast students learn about construction related careers

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-10-28 20:34:50 GMT
    Over the next three days more than 550 eighth grade students are expected to take part in the 6th Annual Careers in Construction Week event at the Fort Scott Community College satellite campus in Pittsburg.“We celebrate careers in construction hoping to inspire these young minds as they are getting ready to go into high school because in high school, especially as juniors and seniors, they can come and take college construction classes and get college credit and start on their degree or certi...More >>
    Over the next three days more than 550 eighth grade students are expected to take part in the 6th Annual Careers in Construction Week event at the Fort Scott Community College satellite campus in Pittsburg.“We celebrate careers in construction hoping to inspire these young minds as they are getting ready to go into high school because in high school, especially as juniors and seniors, they can come and take college construction classes and get college credit and start on their degree or certi...More >>
  • Social Justice Advocate, now 90, Speaks at PSU

    Social Justice Advocate, now 90, Speaks at PSU

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-10-28 20:21:40 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Holocaust survivor and lifelong social justice advocate Hedy Epstein will speak at Pittsburg State University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in 103 Whitesitt Hall as part of PSU's Women's Studies Lecture series.Now 90 years old, Epstein arrived in the U.S. in 1948. She had survived the Holocaust because she was one of nearly 10,000 Jewish children who English families took in the months before the beginning of war in September 1939. With war on the horizon, Epstein's family m...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Holocaust survivor and lifelong social justice advocate Hedy Epstein will speak at Pittsburg State University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in 103 Whitesitt Hall as part of PSU's Women's Studies Lecture series.Now 90 years old, Epstein arrived in the U.S. in 1948. She had survived the Holocaust because she was one of nearly 10,000 Jewish children who English families took in the months before the beginning of war in September 1939. With war on the horizon, Epstein's family m...More >>
  • Joplin Love's Travel Stop raises funds for local Children's Miracle Network Hospital

    Joplin Love's Travel Stop raises funds for local Children's Miracle Network Hospital

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-10-28 16:32:19 GMT
    JOPLIN, Mo - More than $13,000 was raised for Children's Miracle Network Hospital during the Joplin Love's Travel Stop fundraising campaign during August and September.The campaign kicked off August 25 at Love's Travel Stop, Highway 43, to support children at Freeman Health System, the Joplin Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Several fundraisers were held throughout the month, with the local travel stop taking first place in the district for raising the most money. They doubled the amount ...More >>
    JOPLIN, Mo - More than $13,000 was raised for Children's Miracle Network Hospital during the Joplin Love's Travel Stop fundraising campaign during August and September.The campaign kicked off August 25 at Love's Travel Stop, Highway 43, to support children at Freeman Health System, the Joplin Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Several fundraisers were held throughout the month, with the local travel stop taking first place in the district for raising the most money. They doubled the amount ...More >>
  • Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Receives Award

    Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Receives Award

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-10-28 16:21:51 GMT
    JOPLIN, Mo. – The Chamber of Commerce Executives of Missouri (CCEM) recently honored the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce with the Award of Excellence in Programs Campaigns for the Chamber's Young Professionals Network (YPN) Curbside Recycling Campaign.Following the 2011 tornado, YPN saw a need for recycling options in the area and championed a ballot initiative in 2014 for curbside recycling. With the support of the Joplin Chamber they led a campaign to educate citizens on the value of recyc...More >>
    JOPLIN, Mo. – The Chamber of Commerce Executives of Missouri (CCEM) recently honored the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce with the Award of Excellence in Programs Campaigns for the Chamber's Young Professionals Network (YPN) Curbside Recycling Campaign.Following the 2011 tornado, YPN saw a need for recycling options in the area and championed a ballot initiative in 2014 for curbside recycling. With the support of the Joplin Chamber they led a campaign to educate citizens on the value of recyc...More >>
  • City of Duquesne seeks funding to begin next phase of housing project

    City of Duquesne seeks funding to begin next phase of housing project

    Monday, October 27 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-10-27 22:52:00 GMT
    The City of Duquesne, MO is seeking more funding to begin the next phase of construction in a housing project that aims to add 25 new home within city limits.More >>
    The City of Duquesne, MO is seeking more funding to begin the next phase of construction in a housing project that aims to add 25 new home within city limits.More >>
  • Leaf Pick Up Slated for November 17th

    Leaf Pick Up Slated for November 17th

    Monday, October 27 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-10-27 21:39:09 GMT
    Joplin, MO - This year the City of Joplin will begin the Residential Leaf Pick Up Program two weeks earlier, in hopes of beating the colder, wet weather that Mother Nature and Old Man Winter bring us in December. The program will begin on Monday, November 17, weather permitting, instead of the traditional first Monday after Thanksgiving.For residents that wish to dispose of leaves now, bring them to the Joplin Compost Facility next to the Turkey Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant at 6457 Eddy ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - This year the City of Joplin will begin the Residential Leaf Pick Up Program two weeks earlier, in hopes of beating the colder, wet weather that Mother Nature and Old Man Winter bring us in December. The program will begin on Monday, November 17, weather permitting, instead of the traditional first Monday after Thanksgiving.For residents that wish to dispose of leaves now, bring them to the Joplin Compost Facility next to the Turkey Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant at 6457 Eddy ...More >>
  • Holderby named Executive Director of American Red Cross chapter

    Holderby named Executive Director of American Red Cross chapter

    Monday, October 27 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-10-27 19:42:45 GMT
    Springfield, MO — Nigel Holderby has been named the Executive Director for southern Missouri as the American Red Cross realigns boundaries within the state to most efficiently meet its mission goals. The appointment is effective immediately.“I am excited to remain as part of the team here in southern Missouri and look forward to continuing my service to the communities we serve,” Holderby said.The Red Cross changes will result in increased assistance to people depending on the organization af...More >>
    Springfield, MO — Nigel Holderby has been named the Executive Director for southern Missouri as the American Red Cross realigns boundaries within the state to most efficiently meet its mission goals. The appointment is effective immediately.“I am excited to remain as part of the team here in southern Missouri and look forward to continuing my service to the communities we serve,” Holderby said.The Red Cross changes will result in increased assistance to people depending on the organization af...More >>
  • Bike Presentation at Fort Scott is this Wednesday

    Bike Presentation at Fort Scott is this Wednesday

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-10-29 19:43:28 GMT
    Fort Scott, KS - Payton Bowling, 7, is one of the three winners from the Southeast Kansas Region in the annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” Poster Contest sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Highway Patrol and other safety/transportation organizations.Payton will receive his prizes of a bicycle and helmet during a special presentation scheduled to begin at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Winfield Scott Elementary School in Fort Scott. The school is located at 316 W...More >>
    Fort Scott, KS - Payton Bowling, 7, is one of the three winners from the Southeast Kansas Region in the annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” Poster Contest sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Highway Patrol and other safety/transportation organizations.Payton will receive his prizes of a bicycle and helmet during a special presentation scheduled to begin at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Winfield Scott Elementary School in Fort Scott. The school is located at 316 W...More >>
  • Webb City R-7 Schools Foundation announces Distinguished Citizen Award Winners

    Webb City R-7 Schools Foundation announces Distinguished Citizen Award Winners

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:19:57 GMT
    The Webb City R-7 Schools Foundation is pleased to announce Dave Collard as their 2014 Distinguished Citizen. A banquet will be held in his honor on Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the Webb City Junior High School. Tickets are available at the Webb City R-7 School District's Administration Building at 411 N. Madison, Webb City. Tickets are $30.00/each. All proceeds from the banquet are used for scholarships.Dave received...More >>
    The Webb City R-7 Schools Foundation is pleased to announce Dave Collard as their 2014 Distinguished Citizen. A banquet will be held in his honor on Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the Webb City Junior High School. Tickets are available at the Webb City R-7 School District's Administration Building at 411 N. Madison, Webb City. Tickets are $30.00/each. All proceeds from the banquet are used for scholarships.Dave received...More >>
  • Pets compete for top honors in Halloween costume contest

    Pets compete for top honors in Halloween costume contest

    Sunday, October 26 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-10-27 01:00:46 GMT
    The event is an annual tradition, held at Atwoods for the past 19 years.Pets of all shapes and sizes came out to strut their stuff and were judged in four weight group categories.More >>
    The event is an annual tradition, held at Atwoods for the past 19 years.Pets of all shapes and sizes came out to strut their stuff and were judged in four weight group categories. More >>
  • Fatal crash in Labette County, Kansas kills one man

    Fatal crash in Labette County, Kansas kills one man

    Sunday, October 26 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-10-27 00:20:25 GMT
    The man was ejected from his car after it left Cherryvale Parkway, entered a ditch and overturned.More >>
    The man was ejected from his car after it left Cherryvale Parkway, entered a ditch and overturned.More >>
  • Fatal crash in Carl Junction kills motorcyclist and injures child

    Fatal crash in Carl Junction kills motorcyclist and injures child

    Sunday, October 26 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-10-26 22:34:26 GMT
    Around 5:00 pm Saturday, 30-year-old Ashley Larose of Carl Junction was traveling north on Joplin Street in a Ford Taurus. She made a left turn into the path of a motorcycle, driven by 30-year-old Tylin Smith of Carl Junction, traveling south at a high rate of speed. The two vehicles collided killing Smith and seriously injuring 9-year-old Mason Scott of Carl Junction, a passenger in Larose's vehicle.More >>
    Around 5:00 pm Saturday, 30-year-old Ashley Larose of Carl Junction was traveling north on Joplin Street in a Ford Taurus. She made a left turn into the path of a motorcycle, driven by 30-year-old Tylin Smith of Carl Junction, traveling south at a high rate of speed. The two vehicles collided killing Smith and seriously injuring 9-year-old Mason Scott of Carl Junction, a passenger in Larose's vehicle.More >>
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