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

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

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

    Dangerous railroad crossings in SWMO lead to safety enhancements

    Monday, September 29 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-09-30 01:12:19 GMT
    This week is Railroad Safety Week in the state of Missouri. A dangerous crossing in Southwest Missouri has led to some safety enhancements.More >>
    This week is Railroad Safety Week in the state of Missouri. A dangerous crossing in Southwest Missouri has led to some safety enhancements.More >>
  • MSSU Homecoming Week, Events this week

    MSSU Homecoming Week, Events this week

    Monday, September 29 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-09-29 23:13:48 GMT
    Joplin, MO (SNS) – The 2014 Homecoming celebration will be held next week at Missouri Southern. Circus-themed activities will include a photo booth, performances by the Rotten Brothers Sideshow and the annual picnic and parade.Other activities include screenings of the film “Tammy,” Turkish food prepared by the owners of a Bolivar, Mo., restaurant and two lectures presented as part of the Turkey Semester.Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.TUESDAY, SEPT. 30Color...More >>
    Joplin, MO (SNS) – The 2014 Homecoming celebration will be held next week at Missouri Southern. Circus-themed activities will include a photo booth, performances by the Rotten Brothers Sideshow and the annual picnic and parade.Other activities include screenings of the film “Tammy,” Turkish food prepared by the owners of a Bolivar, Mo., restaurant and two lectures presented as part of the Turkey Semester.Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.TUESDAY, SEPT. 30Color...More >>
  • Drug Take Back Event Yields Over 200 Pounds

    Drug Take Back Event Yields Over 200 Pounds

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

    Joplin: The tenth most dangerous city in Missouri?

    Monday, September 29 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-29 22:06:02 GMT
    Numbers are so accurate, police say, that they can be misleading.More >>
    Numbers are so accurate, police say, that they can be misleading.More >>
  • Bond Set for Former Baxter Springs H.S. Coach

    Bond Set for Former Baxter Springs H.S. Coach

    Monday, September 29 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-09-29 20:59:06 GMT
    A former Baxter Springs high school baseball coach faces a string a sex charges. Larry Scott Madden was arrested just after midnight in jasper county where he currently lives. Madden is facing charges in cherokee county including 7 counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, 6 counts of indecent liberties with a child, one count of criminal sodomy and one count of indecent solicitation of a child. He's facing extradition to Kansas.Madden once served as Baxter Springs high school bas...More >>
    A former Baxter Springs high school baseball coach faces a string a sex charges. Larry Scott Madden was arrested just after midnight in jasper county where he currently lives. Madden is facing charges in cherokee county including 7 counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, 6 counts of indecent liberties with a child, one count of criminal sodomy and one count of indecent solicitation of a child. He's facing extradition to Kansas.Madden once served as Baxter Springs high school bas...More >>
  • The Center's Playground Party and picnic

    The Center's Playground Party and picnic

    Monday, September 29 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-29 20:42:06 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The Center's Playground Party and picnic, adult tickets are $10, and, for children under ten $5. Tickets can be purchase tickets at the Family Resource Center office, The USD 250 Board Office, or that evening at the gate.This is an evening of fun and music for the community and families. As in the past five years the staff from The Center will prepared specialty hotdogs. Fondly named "the Hot Dog Ladies", each year the unique hot dogs are a surprise. Other friends of The Cente...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The Center's Playground Party and picnic, adult tickets are $10, and, for children under ten $5. Tickets can be purchase tickets at the Family Resource Center office, The USD 250 Board Office, or that evening at the gate.This is an evening of fun and music for the community and families. As in the past five years the staff from The Center will prepared specialty hotdogs. Fondly named "the Hot Dog Ladies", each year the unique hot dogs are a surprise. Other friends of The Cente...More >>
  • Cowgill Sentenced

    Cowgill Sentenced

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

    McDonald County Pedestrian Fatal

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

    City to hold annual auction on Saturday, October 4

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

    Sheriff's Office Operations to Get "Hairy"

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

    The Independent Living Center Hosts Inaugural Benefit Sale

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

    Sheriff's Office Website Gets Facelift

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

    Fatal Crash claims Life of Nevada Woman

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

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

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

    McCune Fall Festival closes with hard-hitting demolition derby

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

    Thousands Volunteer for Great Day of Service Across Joplin

    Sunday, September 28 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-09-28 23:43:27 GMT
    More than 2,000 volunteers take to the streets of Joplin to help improve the community. More >>
    More than 2,000 volunteers take to the streets of Joplin to help improve the community. More >>
  • Neosho Police Department investigating death of Crowder College international student

    Neosho Police Department investigating death of Crowder College international student

    Sunday, September 28 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-28 21:42:44 GMT
    Police were called Saturday afternoon to a body found on the side of South Highway 59. Twenty-two-year-old Mutombo Hughes Kazadi appeared to be in cardiac arrest. He was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered.More >>
    Police were called Saturday afternoon to a body found on the side of South Highway 59. Twenty-two-year-old Mutombo Hughes Kazadi appeared to be in cardiac arrest. He was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered.More >>
  • LovinGrace house helps young women achieve success

    LovinGrace house helps young women achieve success

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

    Mayor of Duquesne, MO submits resignation

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

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

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

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

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

    Fishing derby held at Lakeside Park in Pittsburg

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

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

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

    High School Football Scores (9-26)

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

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

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

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

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

    Deputy Barrett goes the extra step for a Birthday Request

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

    Two Charged in Local Burglary

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

    Homeowners wake to an intruder in their home

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

    Stolen Bobcat Recovered

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

    Monett Man Charged With Statutory Rape

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

    Hickory Creek Farms: Fun Fall Festive Activities!!

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

    Baxter Springs City Council lists 13 properties for possible demolition

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

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

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

    Writer Chinelo Okparanta to appear at PSU

    Thursday, September 25 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-25 20:17:55 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome novelist Chinelo Okparanta to Pittsburg State University on Thursday, October 9.Winner of an O Henry Award and a Lambda Literary Award for Fiction, Okparanta is the author of the author of the story collection Happiness, Like Water. Educated at Penn State University, Rutgers University, and the University of Iowa, Okparanta's work has appeared in many journals, including The New Yorker, Granta, and Tin House. Okpa...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome novelist Chinelo Okparanta to Pittsburg State University on Thursday, October 9.Winner of an O Henry Award and a Lambda Literary Award for Fiction, Okparanta is the author of the author of the story collection Happiness, Like Water. Educated at Penn State University, Rutgers University, and the University of Iowa, Okparanta's work has appeared in many journals, including The New Yorker, Granta, and Tin House. Okpa...More >>
  • Nevada Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Child Porn

    Nevada Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Child Porn

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

    Clays For A Cause 2014

    Thursday, September 25 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-09-25 19:11:00 GMT
    Columbus, KS Who: Clays For A CauseWhat: Sporting Clay TournamentCause: Bill Virginia Leffen Center for Autism New Building FundWhen: Saturday, October 4, 2014Where: Claythorne Lodge, 1329 NW 100th Street, Columbus, KSEntry Fee: $80 per person (Registration limited to first 200 paid participants)4-Person teams or individual participants welcomeIncludes: Lunch, T-Shirt, 100 ClaysRegistration: 8 AM-9 AMSafety Meeting: 9:15 AMShooting Starts: 9:30 AMNet Proceeds benefit Bill Virginia Leff....More >>
    Columbus, KS Who: Clays For A CauseWhat: Sporting Clay TournamentCause: Bill Virginia Leffen Center for Autism New Building FundWhen: Saturday, October 4, 2014Where: Claythorne Lodge, 1329 NW 100th Street, Columbus, KSEntry Fee: $80 per person (Registration limited to first 200 paid participants)4-Person teams or individual participants welcomeIncludes: Lunch, T-Shirt, 100 ClaysRegistration: 8 AM-9 AMSafety Meeting: 9:15 AMShooting Starts: 9:30 AMNet Proceeds benefit Bill Virginia Leff....More >>
  • Freeman Health System chosen to organize Joplin Christmas parade

    Freeman Health System chosen to organize Joplin Christmas parade

    Thursday, September 25 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-09-25 16:19:00 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Freeman Health System officials say being chosen to organize the Joplin Christmas parade is a great opportunity to support the community and help continue a holiday tradition.“We're excited about being chosen to manage the parade,” said Freeman President and CEO Paula Baker. “The annual parade is a time-honored community tradition and we're thrilled to have been selected to help put on this wonderful event. Just as the Christmas parade has been a tradition in the community, so ha...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Freeman Health System officials say being chosen to organize the Joplin Christmas parade is a great opportunity to support the community and help continue a holiday tradition.“We're excited about being chosen to manage the parade,” said Freeman President and CEO Paula Baker. “The annual parade is a time-honored community tradition and we're thrilled to have been selected to help put on this wonderful event. Just as the Christmas parade has been a tradition in the community, so ha...More >>
  • Update on Larry Walker

    Update on Larry Walker

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

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

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

    Redevelopment of Joe Becker Stadium Begins

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

    Statement from Vinylplex, Victim Identified in Industrial Accident

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

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

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

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  • Electric Company customer scammed out of several thousand dollars

    Electric Company customer scammed out of several thousand dollars

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

    Avilla R-13 Chili Supper

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

    Catwalk & Cocktails Event

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

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

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

    PSU Theatre presents: YOU CANT TAKE IT WITH YOU

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-09-23 23:25:52 GMT
    Homeowners in Baxter Springs whose property was damaged by the April 27th tornado can now get a tax break. Many homes were wiped out or heavily damaged. Now, homeowners can get property tax relief by simply filling out an application.More >>
    Homeowners in Baxter Springs whose property was damaged by the April 27th tornado can now get a tax break. Many homes were wiped out or heavily damaged. Now, homeowners can get property tax relief by simply filling out an application.More >>
  • Parents asked to prepare kids for armed intruder drill at school

    Parents asked to prepare kids for armed intruder drill at school

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

    Govenor Nixon to visit Webb City R-7

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

    Body Found In Stockton Lake Identified

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

    Carl Junction Installs Sidewalks to Add Safety

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

    Nevada Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Porn

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

    City sets groundbreaking for redevelopment of Joe Becker Stadium

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

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

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

    Carl Junction BOE approves resolution opposing Amendment 3

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

    Groundbreaking set for new baseball stadium

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

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

    Monday, September 22 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-09-23 01:50:54 GMT
    Tonight Joplin City Council members met at Memorial Hall to consider options for the facility, while working to finalize the 2015 budget. City officials say some funds in the 2015 budget are financially stable, but others like the general fund are not.More >>
    Tonight Joplin City Council members met at Memorial Hall to consider options for the facility, while working to finalize the 2015 budget. City officials say some funds in the 2015 budget are financially stable, but others like the general fund are not.More >>
  • Joplin Police obtain military vehicle for crisis situations

    Joplin Police obtain military vehicle for crisis situations

    Monday, September 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-09-22 22:53:39 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department has added a new vehicle to it's fleet, it's high tech military mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, or a MRAP.More >>
    The Joplin Police Department has added a new vehicle to it's fleet, it's high tech military mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, or a MRAP.More >>
  • Local Schools Speak Out in Opposition to Amendment 3 Ballot Measure

    Local Schools Speak Out in Opposition to Amendment 3 Ballot Measure

    Monday, September 22 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-09-22 22:36:45 GMT
    Education reform proposal will appear on Missouri's November ballot. It would change the way teachers are evaluated. Now local school districts are speaking out against amendment three.More >>
    Education reform proposal will appear on Missouri's November ballot. It would change the way teachers are evaluated. Now local school districts are speaking out against amendment three.More >>
  • A busy last six months of construction for new Mercy Hospital

    A busy last six months of construction for new Mercy Hospital

    Monday, September 22 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-22 22:00:33 GMT
    You can picture vacuum cleaners being used by hospital housekeeping, and a room busy with pharmacists filling doctors' orders.More >>
    You can picture vacuum cleaners being used by hospital housekeeping, and a room busy with pharmacists filling doctors' orders.More >>
  • Miami OK Convention & Visitors Bureau launches new tourism website

    Miami OK Convention & Visitors Bureau launches new tourism website

    Monday, September 22 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-09-22 20:28:40 GMT
    Miami, OK – The Miami Convention Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced the launch of their new redesigned tourism website www.visitmiamiok.com The new website effectively communicates with potential leisure travelers, international visitors, sporting event owners, group tour operators and meeting planners. The site offers a customized calendar of events and includes an option for the public to add new events directly to the site. The official Miami Visitor Guide is available for a free downloa...More >>
    Miami, OK – The Miami Convention Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced the launch of their new redesigned tourism website www.visitmiamiok.com The new website effectively communicates with potential leisure travelers, international visitors, sporting event owners, group tour operators and meeting planners. The site offers a customized calendar of events and includes an option for the public to add new events directly to the site. The official Miami Visitor Guide is available for a free downloa...More >>
  • Take a spin down memory lane, Route 66

    Take a spin down memory lane, Route 66

    Monday, September 22 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-09-22 20:24:37 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD — From Chicago to Santa Monica, historic Route 66 stretched across the country becoming synonymous with an idyllic 1950s world full of neon signs and Chevrolet Corvette convertibles. Missouri State University (which is conveniently located in the birthplace of Route 66) now serves as one of the repositories for Route 66 archives in order to make it more accessible to researchers and scholars. David Richards, associate professor of library science, and Thomas Peters, dean of the li...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD — From Chicago to Santa Monica, historic Route 66 stretched across the country becoming synonymous with an idyllic 1950s world full of neon signs and Chevrolet Corvette convertibles. Missouri State University (which is conveniently located in the birthplace of Route 66) now serves as one of the repositories for Route 66 archives in order to make it more accessible to researchers and scholars. David Richards, associate professor of library science, and Thomas Peters, dean of the li...More >>
  • Neosho Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Conspiracy

    Neosho Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Conspiracy

    Monday, September 22 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-22 17:18:58 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Neosho, Mo., couple have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Jasper and Newton counties.Gregory M. Holcomb, 53, of Neosho, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, to 20 years in federal prison without parole. Co-defendant Malinda Sue Willis, 49, also of Neosho, was sente...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Neosho, Mo., couple have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Jasper and Newton counties.Gregory M. Holcomb, 53, of Neosho, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, to 20 years in federal prison without parole. Co-defendant Malinda Sue Willis, 49, also of Neosho, was sente...More >>
  • Mount Carmel Foundation Inaugural Grant Program Supports Via Christi Hospital

    Mount Carmel Foundation Inaugural Grant Program Supports Via Christi Hospital

    Monday, September 22 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-09-22 17:02:54 GMT
    PITTSBURG, KS – Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg continues to lead the way in health care for the Four States thanks in part to grants from the Mount Carmel Foundation. The Foundation awarded more than $30,000 to 10 different departments during the inaugural Department Grant Program.“The goal of this initiative is to provide the hospital with cutting edge technology, equipment, programs, services, and continuing education that can be implemented immediately to improve the quality of care of ...More >>
    PITTSBURG, KS – Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg continues to lead the way in health care for the Four States thanks in part to grants from the Mount Carmel Foundation. The Foundation awarded more than $30,000 to 10 different departments during the inaugural Department Grant Program.“The goal of this initiative is to provide the hospital with cutting edge technology, equipment, programs, services, and continuing education that can be implemented immediately to improve the quality of care of ...More >>
  • Chili's Guests Help St. Jude Kids Simply by Eating Out

    Chili's Guests Help St. Jude Kids Simply by Eating Out

    Monday, September 22 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-09-22 16:48:21 GMT
    Eat at your local Chili's Sept. 22 to help tackle childhood cancer with St. Jude Children's Research HospitalWHAT: Giving kids with cancer a fighting chance is as easy as enjoying a meal at Chili's Grill Bar restaurants. On Monday, Sept. 22, Chili's will donate its profits from the day to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To participate in ‘Donate Profits Day' and help make a difference in a child's life, guests just need to grab their family and friends and head to their local Chili's ...More >>
    Eat at your local Chili's Sept. 22 to help tackle childhood cancer with St. Jude Children's Research HospitalWHAT: Giving kids with cancer a fighting chance is as easy as enjoying a meal at Chili's Grill Bar restaurants. On Monday, Sept. 22, Chili's will donate its profits from the day to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To participate in ‘Donate Profits Day' and help make a difference in a child's life, guests just need to grab their family and friends and head to their local Chili's ...More >>
  • GRDA recieves credit rating upgrades, new outlooks

    GRDA recieves credit rating upgrades, new outlooks

    Monday, September 22 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-09-22 16:41:27 GMT
    Vinita, OK – When the Grand River Dam Authority goes forward with its bond issue, totaling approximately $320 million next month, it will do so with improved credit ratings.Last week, both Moody's Investors Services and Standard Poor's Ratings Services issued upgrades and new outlooks on GRDA's ratings. For GRDA, it is action that comes at a very important time, just before the issuance of new debt. Another rating agency, Fitch, also improved its outlook on GRDA bonds last week.More >>
    Vinita, OK – When the Grand River Dam Authority goes forward with its bond issue, totaling approximately $320 million next month, it will do so with improved credit ratings.Last week, both Moody's Investors Services and Standard Poor's Ratings Services issued upgrades and new outlooks on GRDA's ratings. For GRDA, it is action that comes at a very important time, just before the issuance of new debt. Another rating agency, Fitch, also improved its outlook on GRDA bonds last week.More >>
  • City of Joplin celebrates International Day of Peace with peace pole dedication

    City of Joplin celebrates International Day of Peace with peace pole dedication

    Sunday, September 21 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-09-22 02:55:14 GMT
    Officials with the Spiva Center for the Arts dedicated the art piece. Students from the center's Creation Station class created it just for the city. More >>
    Officials with the Spiva Center for the Arts dedicated the art piece. Students from the center's Creation Station class created it just for the city. More >>
  • Volunteers effort to save Camp Mintahama from closure

    Volunteers effort to save Camp Mintahama from closure

    Sunday, September 21 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-09-22 01:37:46 GMT
    Scouts, leaders and alumni of Camp Mintahama effort to save the camp from closure. Volunteers from Lowe's Home Improvement and the friends of the camp worked on renovations all weekend.More >>
    Scouts, leaders and alumni of Camp Mintahama effort to save the camp from closure. Volunteers from Lowe's Home Improvement and the friends of the camp worked on renovations all weekend.More >>
  • Greenbush Celebrates its History and Community

    Greenbush Celebrates its History and Community

    Sunday, September 21 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-21 20:58:24 GMT
    More than 300 people turn out to the 21st Annual Greenbush Days to pay tribute to the historic community of Greenbush, Kansas. Hosted by the St. Aloysius Historic Society, attendees shared in live music, food, horse rides, fishing, and children's activities. People also had a chance to tour an historic one room school house. And a dedication ceremony was held for the new grotto constructed this summer at the historic church site. Organizers say the event provides a great way to preserve the G...More >>
    More than 300 people turn out to the 21st Annual Greenbush Days to pay tribute to the historic community of Greenbush, Kansas. Hosted by the St. Aloysius Historic Society, attendees shared in live music, food, horse rides, fishing, and children's activities. People also had a chance to tour an historic one room school house. And a dedication ceremony was held for the new grotto constructed this summer at the historic church site. Organizers say the event provides a great way to preserve the G...More >>
  • Railroad maintenance leaves Burgess, MO residents trapped in their neighborhood

    Railroad maintenance leaves Burgess, MO residents trapped in their neighborhood

    Saturday, September 20 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-09-21 01:35:36 GMT
    Railroad maintenance leaves some residents in Burgess, Missouri trapped in their neighborhood.More >>
    Railroad maintenance leaves some residents in Burgess, Missouri trapped in their neighborhood.More >>
  • Feline fanciers head to championship cat show in Joplin

    Feline fanciers head to championship cat show in Joplin

    Saturday, September 20 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-09-21 01:21:27 GMT
    The Ozark Mountain Cat club is hosting a national championship cat show. It includes about a dozen vendors, as well as the Southeast Kansas Humane Society and local veterinarian.More >>
    The Ozark Mountain Cat club is hosting a national championship cat show. It includes about a dozen vendors, as well as the Southeast Kansas Humane Society and local veterinarian.More >>
  • Missouri Highway Patrol conducting search for southwest Missouri man in and around Stockton Lake

    Missouri Highway Patrol conducting search for southwest Missouri man in and around Stockton Lake

    Saturday, September 20 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-09-21 00:05:55 GMT
    At approximately 6 pm yesterday, officers were called onto the scene of an unoccupied boat in the middle of the lake. More >>
    At approximately 6 pm yesterday, officers were called onto the scene of an unoccupied boat in the middle of the lake. More >>
  • Volunteers prepare Cunningham Park's butterfly garden for winter

    Volunteers prepare Cunningham Park's butterfly garden for winter

    Saturday, September 20 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-09-21 00:02:29 GMT
    The Joplin Parks Recreation Department prepares Cunningham Park for the change in seasons.More >>
    The Joplin Parks Recreation Department prepares Cunningham Park for the change in seasons.More >>
  • More than 60 volunteers work to renovate Camp Mintahama

    More than 60 volunteers work to renovate Camp Mintahama

    Saturday, September 20 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-09-21 00:01:27 GMT
    Camp Mintahama in Joplin is now one step closer to keeping its grounds open. Nearly 60 volunteers from Lowe's Home Improvement and their family members turned out to get the camp's dining hall ready for heat and air installation.More >>
    Camp Mintahama in Joplin is now one step closer to keeping its grounds open. Nearly 60 volunteers from Lowe's Home Improvement and their family members turned out to get the camp's dining hall ready for heat and air installation.More >>
  • Four-State High School Football Scores (9-19)

    Four-State High School Football Scores (9-19)

    Friday, September 19 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-09-20 03:55:12 GMT
    HS Football Scores 9-19More >>
    HS Football Scores 9-19More >>
  • Crews are in the midst of demolition for new Joe Becker Stadium

    Crews are in the midst of demolition for new Joe Becker Stadium

    Friday, September 19 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-09-19 23:13:39 GMT
    The hard work is evident here at Joe Becker Stadium."This is kind of getting the old Joe Becker ready for the new Joe Becker," said Shawn Suarez, owner and general manager of the Joplin Blasters. More >>
    The hard work is evident here at Joe Becker Stadium."This is kind of getting the old Joe Becker ready for the new Joe Becker," said Shawn Suarez, owner and general manager of the Joplin Blasters. More >>
  • Roundabout plans are in the works for intersection of Chapel and Fir Roads in Carthage

    Roundabout plans are in the works for intersection of Chapel and Fir Roads in Carthage

    Friday, September 19 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-09-19 22:30:14 GMT
    With a new 4th and 5th grade center in the works in Carthage, the school district also has a plan to ease a heavy traffic flow expected to come with the new facility.More >>
    With a new 4th and 5th grade center in the works in Carthage, the school district also has a plan to ease a heavy traffic flow expected to come with the new facility.More >>
  • Transgender student at Columbus High School says school is not making reasonable accommodations

    Transgender student at Columbus High School says school is not making reasonable accommodations

    Friday, September 19 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-19 22:18:20 GMT
    A transgender student at Columbus High School says the school is not making reasonable accommodations for his needs. Now the student is speaking out, but the school is not. More >>
    A transgender student at Columbus High School says the school is not making reasonable accommodations for his needs. Now the student is speaking out, but the school is not. More >>
  • PSU accepts Muoghalu's resignation

    PSU accepts Muoghalu's resignation

    Friday, September 19 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-19 21:48:23 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg State University announced today that it had accepted the resignation of Professor and former MBA Program Director Michael Muoghalu. The resignation comes after an internal review involving the program's financial affairs.“We discovered some questionable financial procedures during an internal inquiry in May,” said Chris Kelly, associate vice president for university marketing and communication. “Dr. Muoghalu was placed on unpaid administrative leave shortly after th...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg State University announced today that it had accepted the resignation of Professor and former MBA Program Director Michael Muoghalu. The resignation comes after an internal review involving the program's financial affairs.“We discovered some questionable financial procedures during an internal inquiry in May,” said Chris Kelly, associate vice president for university marketing and communication. “Dr. Muoghalu was placed on unpaid administrative leave shortly after th...More >>
  • Neosho Man Sentenced for Embezzling $4.9 Million From His Employer

    Neosho Man Sentenced for Embezzling $4.9 Million From His Employer

    Friday, September 19 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-09-19 21:45:30 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Neosho, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for stealing more than $4.9 million from his employer.David VanWinkle, 61, of Neosho, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to five years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered VanWinkle to forfeit to the government $4,911,621, a 2013 Holland tractor, a 2007 Hummer H3, a 2012 John D...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Neosho, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for stealing more than $4.9 million from his employer.David VanWinkle, 61, of Neosho, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to five years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered VanWinkle to forfeit to the government $4,911,621, a 2013 Holland tractor, a 2007 Hummer H3, a 2012 John D...More >>
  • Joplin Heights Work to Begin

    Joplin Heights Work to Begin

    Friday, September 19 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-19 21:42:23 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Swift Construction Company will begin milling pavement in preparation for new asphalt, as part of the Street Sales Tax Project, in the area of 24th Street Terrace and 25th Street between Joplin and Broadway. This will include Locust Street between 24th and 25th Street. Work will begin on Monday, September 22, 2014.Traffic will be slow in these areas. Please be cautious when traveling this area. We apologize for any inconvenience this may ca....More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Swift Construction Company will begin milling pavement in preparation for new asphalt, as part of the Street Sales Tax Project, in the area of 24th Street Terrace and 25th Street between Joplin and Broadway. This will include Locust Street between 24th and 25th Street. Work will begin on Monday, September 22, 2014.Traffic will be slow in these areas. Please be cautious when traveling this area. We apologize for any inconvenience this may ca....More >>
  • NEO Elects Student Body Government Officers

    NEO Elects Student Body Government Officers

    Friday, September 19 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-09-19 21:37:44 GMT
    Miami, Okla. – Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 – Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) recently finished Student Body Government elections for the 2014-15 year earlier this month. The final elections resulted in Chaney Scott, freshman representative, Sydney Reynolds, sophomore representative, Sabrina Terrell, treasurer, Veronica Dzul-Garcia, reporter, and Shelly Swicegood, parliamentarian. The newly elected officers along with current officers Tim Taylor, president, Hanna Minson, vice president, Matt...More >>
    Miami, Okla. – Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 – Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) recently finished Student Body Government elections for the 2014-15 year earlier this month. The final elections resulted in Chaney Scott, freshman representative, Sydney Reynolds, sophomore representative, Sabrina Terrell, treasurer, Veronica Dzul-Garcia, reporter, and Shelly Swicegood, parliamentarian. The newly elected officers along with current officers Tim Taylor, president, Hanna Minson, vice president, Matt...More >>
  • Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre presents: The 39 Steps

    Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre presents: The 39 Steps

    Friday, September 19 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-19 21:29:16 GMT
    Carthage, MO - Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre is proud to present its upcoming performance of The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, and directed by Shannon Wendt.Synopsis: This two-time Tony Awarding-winning hit, The 39 Steps, is an inventive comedy that moves along at breakneck speed, winding audiences through wild chases and narrow escapes. Four amazing actors take the audience on this fun ride thru Hitchcock's classic spy thriller as they are on the run from...More >>
    Carthage, MO - Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre is proud to present its upcoming performance of The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, and directed by Shannon Wendt.Synopsis: This two-time Tony Awarding-winning hit, The 39 Steps, is an inventive comedy that moves along at breakneck speed, winding audiences through wild chases and narrow escapes. Four amazing actors take the audience on this fun ride thru Hitchcock's classic spy thriller as they are on the run from...More >>
  • Young Missouri veteran finds healing and peace through art

    Young Missouri veteran finds healing and peace through art

    Friday, September 19 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-09-19 14:22:08 GMT
    Twenty-four-year-old Danielle Sillman served in Afghanistan for 12 months. More >>
    Twenty-four-year-old Danielle Sillman served in Afghanistan for 12 months. More >>
  • Mom Questions if Students Have Enough Time for Lunch at Schools

    Mom Questions if Students Have Enough Time for Lunch at Schools

    Thursday, September 18 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-09-18 22:55:51 GMT
    time enough for lunch?time enough for lunch?
    School lunches have to be nutritious but one Joplin mom contends kids don't have enough time to eat them. Lunch workers at Irving elementary say, " yes, its a lot busier this year, more kids." Lunch ladies work at a fast pace to fill trays for Irving elementary students. But one mom says even with their speed her kids don't have enough time to eat. Melissa Bebe says, "Absolutely, they say they don't have time to finish their milk or their apple that was with it or finish their whole sandwich....More >>
    School lunches have to be nutritious but one Joplin mom contends kids don't have enough time to eat them. Lunch workers at Irving elementary say, " yes, its a lot busier this year, more kids." Lunch ladies work at a fast pace to fill trays for Irving elementary students. But one mom says even with their speed her kids don't have enough time to eat. Melissa Bebe says, "Absolutely, they say they don't have time to finish their milk or their apple that was with it or finish their whole sandwich....More >>
  • 33rd Annual Gary J. Daniels Sunbelt Rodeo

    33rd Annual Gary J. Daniels Sunbelt Rodeo

    Thursday, September 18 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-09-18 22:29:08 GMT
    Parsons, KS - The 33rd Annual Gary J. Daniels Sunbelt Rodeo will be held on September 20 and 21, 2014, at the PSHTC Arena at 2601 Gabriel, Parsons, KSAnyone who would like to volunteer either day or needs more information may call 620-421-6550 Ext. 1726. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, meal, and drink tickets.The rodeo will host over 200 participants from Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Participants are divided into four divisions based on ability level and will participate in various ...More >>
    Parsons, KS - The 33rd Annual Gary J. Daniels Sunbelt Rodeo will be held on September 20 and 21, 2014, at the PSHTC Arena at 2601 Gabriel, Parsons, KSAnyone who would like to volunteer either day or needs more information may call 620-421-6550 Ext. 1726. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, meal, and drink tickets.The rodeo will host over 200 participants from Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Participants are divided into four divisions based on ability level and will participate in various ...More >>
  • KDP Chair Wagnon Responds To Kansas Supreme Court Order Overruling Kris Kobach

    KDP Chair Wagnon Responds To Kansas Supreme Court Order Overruling Kris Kobach

    Thursday, September 18 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-09-18 22:22:05 GMT
    TOPEKA – Joan Wagnon, Kansas Democratic Party Chair, responded to the Kansas Supreme Court order to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to remove Chad Taylor, former Kansas Democratic Party nominee for United States Senate, from the general election ballot: I applaud the Kansas Supreme Court decision to follow the law and stop Kris Kobach from undermining Kansas democracy. Kris Kobach has proven he cannot be trusted to fairly enforce the law. So long as Kris Kobach is Kansas Secretary of S...More >>
    TOPEKA – Joan Wagnon, Kansas Democratic Party Chair, responded to the Kansas Supreme Court order to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to remove Chad Taylor, former Kansas Democratic Party nominee for United States Senate, from the general election ballot: I applaud the Kansas Supreme Court decision to follow the law and stop Kris Kobach from undermining Kansas democracy. Kris Kobach has proven he cannot be trusted to fairly enforce the law. So long as Kris Kobach is Kansas Secretary of S...More >>
  • Arrests Made in Gorilla Theft

    Arrests Made in Gorilla Theft

    Thursday, September 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-18 20:39:03 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - On Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:42 a.m. an officer observed a truck traveling at a high rate of speed northbound, in the west alley of the 2100-2300 blocks of N. Broadway. A vehicle stop was conducted on the 2009 Dodge 2500 flatbed truck and three male occupants were located.The vehicle stop led to the discovery of seven small concrete gorillas being located inside the cab and bed of the truck. They were determined to have been stolen earlier that night from In the Garden...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - On Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:42 a.m. an officer observed a truck traveling at a high rate of speed northbound, in the west alley of the 2100-2300 blocks of N. Broadway. A vehicle stop was conducted on the 2009 Dodge 2500 flatbed truck and three male occupants were located.The vehicle stop led to the discovery of seven small concrete gorillas being located inside the cab and bed of the truck. They were determined to have been stolen earlier that night from In the Garden...More >>
  • Carthage Maple Leaf Cruise Night/Car Show

    Carthage Maple Leaf Cruise Night/Car Show

    Thursday, September 18 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-09-18 20:26:46 GMT
    Carthage, MO - The Maple Leaf Cruise Night, sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts, will be October 17th from 6PM-9PM.Location: Carthage SquareLive MusicFree Hot Dogs, Chili, Chips, Drinks for the 1st 200 people.October 18th will be 34th Annual Carthage Maple Leaf Car Show on October 18th (Saturday)Location: Corner of Fairview Grand in Carthage, MOTime: 8AM-5PM26 Classes, 78 TrophiesPre Registry - $10 (Ends October 1st)Registry - $12 (Until Noon Day of Show)Swap Meet $25Car Corral $5Register onli...More >>
    Carthage, MO - The Maple Leaf Cruise Night, sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts, will be October 17th from 6PM-9PM.Location: Carthage SquareLive MusicFree Hot Dogs, Chili, Chips, Drinks for the 1st 200 people.October 18th will be 34th Annual Carthage Maple Leaf Car Show on October 18th (Saturday)Location: Corner of Fairview Grand in Carthage, MOTime: 8AM-5PM26 Classes, 78 TrophiesPre Registry - $10 (Ends October 1st)Registry - $12 (Until Noon Day of Show)Swap Meet $25Car Corral $5Register onli...More >>
  • Installation of NOAA weather radio transmitter in Joplin now activated

    Installation of NOAA weather radio transmitter in Joplin now activated

    Thursday, September 18 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-09-18 19:23:42 GMT
    The new tower will be owned and operated by Joplin.  The project will cost $50,000 and come from the city's general fund budget.More >>
    The new tower will be owned and operated by Joplin.  The project will cost $50,000 and come from the city's general fund budget.More >>
  • Neosho street project to commence September 29th

    Neosho street project to commence September 29th

    Thursday, September 18 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-09-18 19:00:07 GMT
    Neosho, MO - Contractors will begin slurry seal work Sept. 22 on many streets in east Neosho.Barring inclement weather, the project should be completed by Sept. 30.Streets on the list for improvements from Sept. 22 through Sept. 29 include Garland Douglas Drive (2,500 feet); Evelyn Place (525 feet); Phylis Place (525 feet); Larry Place (525 feet); John Place (525 feet); Terry Place (525 feet); Barton Place (1,700 feet); Cash Street; from South Street to Delaware Street (270 feet); Delaware St...More >>
    Neosho, MO - Contractors will begin slurry seal work Sept. 22 on many streets in east Neosho.Barring inclement weather, the project should be completed by Sept. 30.Streets on the list for improvements from Sept. 22 through Sept. 29 include Garland Douglas Drive (2,500 feet); Evelyn Place (525 feet); Phylis Place (525 feet); Larry Place (525 feet); John Place (525 feet); Terry Place (525 feet); Barton Place (1,700 feet); Cash Street; from South Street to Delaware Street (270 feet); Delaware St...More >>
  • Kansas highway system ranked 5th in national report

    Kansas highway system ranked 5th in national report

    Thursday, September 18 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-09-18 18:16:51 GMT
    The Kansas state highway system is ranked the nation's fifth best in overall highway performance and efficiency in a report released today by the Reason Foundation.The 21st Annual Highway Report, which is based on 2012 data, ranked Kansas number one in the category of rural interstate pavement condition, third in urban interstate congestion and fifth in rural arterial pavement condition.The state-controlled highway system, which is the 27th largest system in the country, has consistently plac...More >>
    The Kansas state highway system is ranked the nation's fifth best in overall highway performance and efficiency in a report released today by the Reason Foundation.The 21st Annual Highway Report, which is based on 2012 data, ranked Kansas number one in the category of rural interstate pavement condition, third in urban interstate congestion and fifth in rural arterial pavement condition.The state-controlled highway system, which is the 27th largest system in the country, has consistently plac...More >>
  • Soroptimist Nut Sale Gets Crackin'!!

    Soroptimist Nut Sale Gets Crackin'!!

    Thursday, September 18 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-09-18 18:00:54 GMT
    JOPLIN, MO – Soroptimist International (SI) of Joplin has just cracked open their Annual Fall Nut Sale! The holidays are just around the corner and Soroptimist has all your favorite premium nuts, trail mixes and candy from Terry Lynn, Inc. – perfect for fireside snacking, holiday baking or gift-giving. To view the online brochure, including prices, use the following link:http://joplinsoroptimist.org/uploads/Nut_Brochure_2014_emailable.pdf.To place an order, contact Tracy Asbell at 417-206-135...More >>
    JOPLIN, MO – Soroptimist International (SI) of Joplin has just cracked open their Annual Fall Nut Sale! The holidays are just around the corner and Soroptimist has all your favorite premium nuts, trail mixes and candy from Terry Lynn, Inc. – perfect for fireside snacking, holiday baking or gift-giving. To view the online brochure, including prices, use the following link:http://joplinsoroptimist.org/uploads/Nut_Brochure_2014_emailable.pdf.To place an order, contact Tracy Asbell at 417-206-135...More >>
  • PPRD hosting the 12th Annual Pittsburg Idol

    PPRD hosting the 12th Annual Pittsburg Idol

    Thursday, September 18 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-09-18 17:52:30 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation department is holding its 12th Annual Pittsburg Idol on Saturday, September 20th at Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium at 7:00pm! Doors open at 6:30pm! Everyone is invited to enjoy some of the best vocal entertainment in the four states area as 18 finalist compete for the top prize! Admission is $3.00 for children/seniors between 4-17 years/55 years up and $6.00 for adults between 18-54 years old!Contact Pittsburg Parks Recreation for more inf...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation department is holding its 12th Annual Pittsburg Idol on Saturday, September 20th at Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium at 7:00pm! Doors open at 6:30pm! Everyone is invited to enjoy some of the best vocal entertainment in the four states area as 18 finalist compete for the top prize! Admission is $3.00 for children/seniors between 4-17 years/55 years up and $6.00 for adults between 18-54 years old!Contact Pittsburg Parks Recreation for more inf...More >>
  • Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund Donates $28,000 to Local Charities

    Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund Donates $28,000 to Local Charities

    Thursday, September 18 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-09-18 17:37:23 GMT
    Neosho, MO —September 9, 2014 — The JCS Community Fund, Jarden Consumer Solutions' employee-funded charitable giving entity, donated $28,000 to four local charities in the second quarter of 2014. Committed to improving the lives of at-risk youth, women and families, the JCS Community Fund is engaged in community development where JCS employees live and work. Since its creation, the JCS Community Fund has awarded over $5 million in donations.The JCS Community fund approved grants for the follo...More >>
    Neosho, MO —September 9, 2014 — The JCS Community Fund, Jarden Consumer Solutions' employee-funded charitable giving entity, donated $28,000 to four local charities in the second quarter of 2014. Committed to improving the lives of at-risk youth, women and families, the JCS Community Fund is engaged in community development where JCS employees live and work. Since its creation, the JCS Community Fund has awarded over $5 million in donations.The JCS Community fund approved grants for the follo...More >>
  • MLT Brings 'Wizard of Oz' to Coleman Stage

    MLT Brings 'Wizard of Oz' to Coleman Stage

    Thursday, September 18 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-18 17:31:19 GMT
    Miami, OK - Dorothy's journey down the yellow brick road will take her across the stage of the historic Coleman Theatre as Miami Little Theatre kicks off its 2014-2015 season with “The Wizard of Oz.”Show dates are 7:30 p.m. nightly Thursday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Sept. 27, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Coleman Theatre in Miami.Kayla Ford has been selected to bring the character of Dorothy to life. She will be joined on stage by Judy Pitman, Aunt Em; Charlie Rarick, Uncle Henry/...More >>
    Miami, OK - Dorothy's journey down the yellow brick road will take her across the stage of the historic Coleman Theatre as Miami Little Theatre kicks off its 2014-2015 season with “The Wizard of Oz.”Show dates are 7:30 p.m. nightly Thursday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Sept. 27, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Coleman Theatre in Miami.Kayla Ford has been selected to bring the character of Dorothy to life. She will be joined on stage by Judy Pitman, Aunt Em; Charlie Rarick, Uncle Henry/...More >>
  • Closing of Joplin Regional Airport runway 05/23 causes concern for some pilots

    Closing of Joplin Regional Airport runway 05/23 causes concern for some pilots

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-09-18 02:27:37 GMT
    In the new 20-year master plan for the Joplin Regional Airport, there is one element causing some pilots concern: the closing of runway 5/23. Those who fly light sport air crafts say this runway provides a safe option for when there are strong crosswinds. More >>
    In the new 20-year master plan for the Joplin Regional Airport, there is one element causing some pilots concern: the closing of runway 5/23. Those who fly light sport air crafts say this runway provides a safe option for when there are strong crosswinds. More >>
  • Redings Mill Mayor Charged with Theft

    Redings Mill Mayor Charged with Theft

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-09-17 22:25:09 GMT
    Redings Mill, MO - The mayor of Redings Mill is charged with theft. According to the Newton County Auditor and a Newton County Sheriff's Office detective, Mayor Jimmy Brown used Village money to pay for personal transactions at the Joplin Flea Market, ATT, Spring, Kohl's Department Store, and also at a dentist's office.They say Brown used close to $10,000 in Village money for those personal transactions. Brown also admitted to using funds for personal reasons, but said he had intentions to pa...More >>
    Redings Mill, MO - The mayor of Redings Mill is charged with theft. According to the Newton County Auditor and a Newton County Sheriff's Office detective, Mayor Jimmy Brown used Village money to pay for personal transactions at the Joplin Flea Market, ATT, Spring, Kohl's Department Store, and also at a dentist's office.They say Brown used close to $10,000 in Village money for those personal transactions. Brown also admitted to using funds for personal reasons, but said he had intentions to pa...More >>
  • Regents OK doctoral program at PSU

    Regents OK doctoral program at PSU

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-09-17 21:15:35 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - On Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents gave approval for Pittsburg State University to offer its first doctoral degree. The board approved a proposal from PSU's Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing to transition its current master's level advanced practice nursing program into a doctor of nursing practice degree.“This is a major milestone for the university, the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing and for healthcare in the region,” said Mary Carol Pomatto, university p...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - On Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents gave approval for Pittsburg State University to offer its first doctoral degree. The board approved a proposal from PSU's Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing to transition its current master's level advanced practice nursing program into a doctor of nursing practice degree.“This is a major milestone for the university, the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing and for healthcare in the region,” said Mary Carol Pomatto, university p...More >>
  • Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to attend Joplin High School/Franklin Technology Center dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 3

    Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to attend Joplin High School/Franklin Technology Center dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 3

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-17 20:05:51 GMT
    JOPLIN, Mo - Joplin Schools is proud to announce that Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan plan to attend the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center. The event will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at JHS/FTC, 2104 Indiana Ave., Joplin. Vice President Biden and Secretary Duncan will speak during the event.The Oct. 3 ceremony will mark the end of Joplin Schools' three-year journey to rebuild and recover af...More >>
    JOPLIN, Mo - Joplin Schools is proud to announce that Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan plan to attend the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center. The event will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at JHS/FTC, 2104 Indiana Ave., Joplin. Vice President Biden and Secretary Duncan will speak during the event.The Oct. 3 ceremony will mark the end of Joplin Schools' three-year journey to rebuild and recover af...More >>
  • American Red Cross aids 23 people Sept. 10-16 in Southern Missouri

    American Red Cross aids 23 people Sept. 10-16 in Southern Missouri

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-09-17 18:01:16 GMT
    American Red Cross Southern Missouri Region, September 17, 2014 — The Southern Missouri Region (SOMO) of the American Red Cross helped at least 23 people during Sept. 10-16 with at least one child under the age of 18 and one person age 60 or older.There were about 10 incidents of home fires requiring a Red Cross volunteer response in nine counties of the 40-county service area during the period.Regional Headquarters Area (RHQ): eight individuals received aid. RHQ has offices in Springfield an...More >>
    American Red Cross Southern Missouri Region, September 17, 2014 — The Southern Missouri Region (SOMO) of the American Red Cross helped at least 23 people during Sept. 10-16 with at least one child under the age of 18 and one person age 60 or older.There were about 10 incidents of home fires requiring a Red Cross volunteer response in nine counties of the 40-county service area during the period.Regional Headquarters Area (RHQ): eight individuals received aid. RHQ has offices in Springfield an...More >>
  • NEO to host alumni luncheon on October 11

    NEO to host alumni luncheon on October 11

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-09-17 17:09:08 GMT
    Miami, Okla. --­ Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 ­– Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) are hosting the annual Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Calcagno Ballroom inside the Bruce G. Carter Student Union.The event is sponsored by the NEO Development Foundation. All alumni, faculty, staff and friends of NEO are invited to attend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door.This event is to honor ...More >>
    Miami, Okla. --­ Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 ­– Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) are hosting the annual Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Calcagno Ballroom inside the Bruce G. Carter Student Union.The event is sponsored by the NEO Development Foundation. All alumni, faculty, staff and friends of NEO are invited to attend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door.This event is to honor ...More >>
  • Green chemistry pioneer to speak at PSU

    Green chemistry pioneer to speak at PSU

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-09-17 17:03:45 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Richard A. Gross, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), an internationally known scientist and pioneer in the field of “green” chemistry will speak on “Green Polymer Chemistry and Biocatalysis” in a public lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at Pittsburg State University 102 Yates Hall.Petar Dvornic, chair of PSU's Department of Chemistry, said Gross will also deliver a lecture for PSU chemistry faculty and sci...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Richard A. Gross, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), an internationally known scientist and pioneer in the field of “green” chemistry will speak on “Green Polymer Chemistry and Biocatalysis” in a public lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at Pittsburg State University 102 Yates Hall.Petar Dvornic, chair of PSU's Department of Chemistry, said Gross will also deliver a lecture for PSU chemistry faculty and sci...More >>
  • SE Kansas museum plans expansion after donation

    SE Kansas museum plans expansion after donation

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-09-17 17:26:24 GMT
    Plans aim to change history in order to better tell history.More >>
    Plans aim to change history in order to better tell history.More >>
  • Research Finds Residues Can Lure in Chicken Eggs After Medication

    Research Finds Residues Can Lure in Chicken Eggs After Medication

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:09:25 GMT
    Homegrown food is commonly described as organic as well as hormone and antibiotic free. But new research shows food that comes from animals that recently were taken off medication might not be as pesticide and hormone free as you think.More >>
    Homegrown food is commonly described as organic as well as hormone and antibiotic free. But new research shows food that comes from animals that recently were taken off medication might not be as pesticide and hormone free as you think.More >>
  • A-Plus Students Could Have to Pay for Some Credit Hours as State Shortfall Looms

    A-Plus Students Could Have to Pay for Some Credit Hours as State Shortfall Looms

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:05:27 GMT
    Hundreds of Crowder College students could be forced to pay for credit hours they were supposed to get free of charge. The Missouri Department of Education predicts a fund shortfall for the A-Plus program for the spring semester.Students and administrators say the possible funding hit could impact their studies. Whitney Wise is in her first year at Crowder College on the long road to becoming a speech pathologist and ...More >>
    Hundreds of Crowder College students could be forced to pay for credit hours they were supposed to get free of charge. The Missouri Department of Education predicts a fund shortfall for the A-Plus program for the spring semester.Students and administrators say the possible funding hit could impact their studies. Whitney Wise is in her first year at Crowder College on the long road to becoming a speech pathologist and ...More >>
  • Former Agency Employee Sentenced For Fraud Related To Tornado Benefits

    Former Agency Employee Sentenced For Fraud Related To Tornado Benefits

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:34:40 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former employee of an agency that administered disaster relief funds was sentenced in federal court today for her role in a wire fraud scheme following the tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011.Herlana L. Latham, 32, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Joplin, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 14 months in federal prison without parole. The court a...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former employee of an agency that administered disaster relief funds was sentenced in federal court today for her role in a wire fraud scheme following the tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011.Herlana L. Latham, 32, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Joplin, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 14 months in federal prison without parole. The court a...More >>
  • 57th Bibllesta Parade

    57th Bibllesta Parade

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:19:38 GMT
    Humboldt, KS - The 57th Annual Biblesta Parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. in downtown Humboldt, KS. Other activities scheduled for the day include: 3K Walk/5K Run for the Son; Gospel music entertainment before and after the parade; “Biblesta After Dark” youth rally; Children's Fun Area, and a Bean Feed prepared by the Humboldt Lion's Club. All entertainment, activities and bean feed is FREE. Food concessions are available throughout ,,,,More >>
    Humboldt, KS - The 57th Annual Biblesta Parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. in downtown Humboldt, KS. Other activities scheduled for the day include: 3K Walk/5K Run for the Son; Gospel music entertainment before and after the parade; “Biblesta After Dark” youth rally; Children's Fun Area, and a Bean Feed prepared by the Humboldt Lion's Club. All entertainment, activities and bean feed is FREE. Food concessions are available throughout ,,,,More >>
  • Mercy Clinic Columbus Welcomes New Physician

    Mercy Clinic Columbus Welcomes New Physician

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:23:15 GMT
    Columbus, KS - James L. Compton, DO, joined Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in Columbus, Kansas on September 16. Dr. Compton received his medical education from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO and completed his internship at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.He is board certified in family medicine and has been in private practice and emergency medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Ph...More >>
    Columbus, KS - James L. Compton, DO, joined Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in Columbus, Kansas on September 16. Dr. Compton received his medical education from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO and completed his internship at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.He is board certified in family medicine and has been in private practice and emergency medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Ph...More >>
  • SEK-CAP Closes Waiting List for HUD Program on September 30

    SEK-CAP Closes Waiting List for HUD Program on September 30

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:12:28 GMT
    Girard, KS – The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP will close the waiting list for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program on September 30th, 2014. All eligible, complete applications received prior to the deadline will be reviewed and added to the waitlist.The Section 8 HCV Program assists qualifying individuals and families with rental subsidies, based on household income. Applicants must live within SEK-CAP'...More >>
    Girard, KS – The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP will close the waiting list for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program on September 30th, 2014. All eligible, complete applications received prior to the deadline will be reviewed and added to the waitlist.The Section 8 HCV Program assists qualifying individuals and families with rental subsidies, based on household income. Applicants must live within SEK-CAP'...More >>
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - Joplin hosting 2nd Annual Coats for Kids

    Buffalo Wild Wings - Joplin hosting 2nd Annual Coats for Kids

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:03:57 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Buffalo Wild Wings of Joplin is hosting its 2nd Annual Coats for Kids drive. Bring in a clean, gently used coat for donation and BWW will give you a $5 BWW Gift Certificate* to use on a future visit. All coats collected will go to kids here at the Boys and Girls Club.*Maximum of 4 gift certificates per person.More >>
    Joplin, MO - Buffalo Wild Wings of Joplin is hosting its 2nd Annual Coats for Kids drive. Bring in a clean, gently used coat for donation and BWW will give you a $5 BWW Gift Certificate* to use on a future visit. All coats collected will go to kids here at the Boys and Girls Club.*Maximum of 4 gift certificates per person.More >>
  • SmartAsset Names FSCC as one of the Top Ten Community Colleges in the Country

    SmartAsset Names FSCC as one of the Top Ten Community Colleges in the Country

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:41:14 GMT
    Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College was named the 9th best community college in the country by SmartAsset, a personal-financial advice platform. SmartAsset “looked at close to seven hundred public community colleges across the country in order to find the best of the best.”In a blog post on September 2, the company explained “To determine the best we wanted to figure out which colleges offered a low cost education, good return on investment and high success rate.”FSCC Interim Pr...More >>
    Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College was named the 9th best community college in the country by SmartAsset, a personal-financial advice platform. SmartAsset “looked at close to seven hundred public community colleges across the country in order to find the best of the best.”In a blog post on September 2, the company explained “To determine the best we wanted to figure out which colleges offered a low cost education, good return on investment and high success rate.”FSCC Interim Pr...More >>
  • United Fun for Everyone Fall Festival 5K Run

    United Fun for Everyone Fall Festival 5K Run

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:13:00 GMT
    Carthage, MO - The Fall Festival 5K (3.1 Miles) Run will take on October 4, 2014 (Saturday) at 9AM. The event is sponsored by Leggett Platt for United Way. The run is for ages 7 up. All the proceeds benefit the Carthage Area United Way, while promoting fitnesssRegistration Form: http://www.joplinroadrunners.com/uploads/2014_L_P_FallFestival_UW_5K_Run_Registration_Form.pdfAdditionally, see attached ALL other events going for the Fall Festival from 10AM to 3PM.More >>
    Carthage, MO - The Fall Festival 5K (3.1 Miles) Run will take on October 4, 2014 (Saturday) at 9AM. The event is sponsored by Leggett Platt for United Way. The run is for ages 7 up. All the proceeds benefit the Carthage Area United Way, while promoting fitnesssRegistration Form: http://www.joplinroadrunners.com/uploads/2014_L_P_FallFestival_UW_5K_Run_Registration_Form.pdfAdditionally, see attached ALL other events going for the Fall Festival from 10AM to 3PM.More >>
  • Kansas Receives CDC Funding To Gather Data To Help Prevent Violent Deaths

    Kansas Receives CDC Funding To Gather Data To Help Prevent Violent Deaths

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:57:01 GMT
    TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently received $970,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to gather critical data on homicide and suicide using the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) for five years.NVDRS provides de-identified details on demographics (age, income, education), method of injury, the relationship between the victim and the suspect, and information about circumstances such as depression, financial stres...More >>
    TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently received $970,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to gather critical data on homicide and suicide using the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) for five years.NVDRS provides de-identified details on demographics (age, income, education), method of injury, the relationship between the victim and the suspect, and information about circumstances such as depression, financial stres...More >>
  • Drug Drop-Off Boxes available year round; 1-day national collection event set for Sept. 27

    Drug Drop-Off Boxes available year round; 1-day national collection event set for Sept. 27

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:39:31 GMT
    Joplin, MO - All citizens---regardless of residency---have the option to dispose of unused, unwanted, surplus, orphaned and expired medicines by depositing them in the permanent drug drop-off boxes located at both Joplin Police Stations. This free service is provided by the partnership of The Alliance of Southwest Missouri-Safe Teens Initiative and the City of Joplin. Police officers will take possession of the drugs placed in the drop-off box and then dispose of them through incineration.Kev...More >>
    Joplin, MO - All citizens---regardless of residency---have the option to dispose of unused, unwanted, surplus, orphaned and expired medicines by depositing them in the permanent drug drop-off boxes located at both Joplin Police Stations. This free service is provided by the partnership of The Alliance of Southwest Missouri-Safe Teens Initiative and the City of Joplin. Police officers will take possession of the drugs placed in the drop-off box and then dispose of them through incineration.Kev...More >>
  • Newton County officials say county jail funding impacts 2015 budget

    Newton County officials say county jail funding impacts 2015 budget

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:30:45 GMT
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has released nearly $1.8 million to reimburse county jails for housing state prisoners. Officials in Newton County say this funding impacts their planning of the 2015 budget. Newton County commissioners say the sheriff's office takes up the largest portion of the county's budget, which is why commissioners closely monitor the amount of reimbursement available from the state.More >>
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has released nearly $1.8 million to reimburse county jails for housing state prisoners. Officials in Newton County say this funding impacts their planning of the 2015 budget. Newton County commissioners say the sheriff's office takes up the largest portion of the county's budget, which is why commissioners closely monitor the amount of reimbursement available from the state.More >>
  • Mercy Hospital officials release plans to develop old hospital site

    Mercy Hospital officials release plans to develop old hospital site

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:00:24 GMT
    On a man-made hill where there's already respect, there will soon be a place to reflect.More >>
    On a man-made hill where there's already respect, there will soon be a place to reflect.More >>
  • Pittsburg Groups Seek Public Input on Making City More Bicycle and Pedestrian Friendly

    Pittsburg Groups Seek Public Input on Making City More Bicycle and Pedestrian Friendly

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:15:49 GMT
    Pittsburg residents are being asked to voice their opinions on how to improve bicycling and pedestrian walkways and trails in the city. With one trail already in the works, officials are reaching out to the public for help on the next one.More >>
    Pittsburg residents are being asked to voice their opinions on how to improve bicycling and pedestrian walkways and trails in the city. With one trail already in the works, officials are reaching out to the public for help on the next one.More >>
  • Entries sought for Paint the Town Green & Gold contest

    Entries sought for Paint the Town Green & Gold contest

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:07:40 GMT
    Joplin, MO – Registration is now open for the Paint the Town Green and Gold contest, which gives Joplin-area businesses a chance to show their Lion pride.“Seeing the support from the community every year is one of the more special things we do,” said Landon Adams, director of student activities at Missouri Southern. “Last year's entrants did such a great job of capturing the spirit of the competition by going all out that we wanted to recognize more of them.”This year, there will be awards fo...More >>
    Joplin, MO – Registration is now open for the Paint the Town Green and Gold contest, which gives Joplin-area businesses a chance to show their Lion pride.“Seeing the support from the community every year is one of the more special things we do,” said Landon Adams, director of student activities at Missouri Southern. “Last year's entrants did such a great job of capturing the spirit of the competition by going all out that we wanted to recognize more of them.”This year, there will be awards fo...More >>
  • Joplin Public Library Opens Early Literacy Play Space

    Joplin Public Library Opens Early Literacy Play Space

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:06:30 GMT
    Joplin, MO - The Children's Department of Joplin Public Library is excited to announce their expanded and redesigned play space focusing on the library's youngest patrons, children birth to age five. This improved space is part of the library's initiative to join the Family Place Library network. Family Place, started in 1996 out of Long Island, New York, now includes more than 250 libraries nationally. The goal of Family Place to increase the role of the public library as a community hub for...More >>
    Joplin, MO - The Children's Department of Joplin Public Library is excited to announce their expanded and redesigned play space focusing on the library's youngest patrons, children birth to age five. This improved space is part of the library's initiative to join the Family Place Library network. Family Place, started in 1996 out of Long Island, New York, now includes more than 250 libraries nationally. The goal of Family Place to increase the role of the public library as a community hub for...More >>
  • MOFFA Statement on Amendment 1 Recount

    MOFFA Statement on Amendment 1 Recount

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:52:36 GMT
    The recount on Amendment 1, the so-called "right to farm" ballot measure, has ended. The amendment passed by a mere 2375 votes."We sincerely thank the Secretary of State's office and the county clerks, all our volunteers and everyone else who helped with this effort. This was one of the closest ballot measures in Missouri's history, and we owed it to our supporters, our friends, and the citizens of this state to ensure that every vote was counted correctly and fairly," said Wes Shoemyer, pres...More >>
    The recount on Amendment 1, the so-called "right to farm" ballot measure, has ended. The amendment passed by a mere 2375 votes."We sincerely thank the Secretary of State's office and the county clerks, all our volunteers and everyone else who helped with this effort. This was one of the closest ballot measures in Missouri's history, and we owed it to our supporters, our friends, and the citizens of this state to ensure that every vote was counted correctly and fairly," said Wes Shoemyer, pres...More >>
  • 16th Annual Candlelight Vigil in Honor of the Fight against Breast Cancer

    16th Annual Candlelight Vigil in Honor of the Fight against Breast Cancer

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:21:59 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The 16th Annual Candlelight Vigil in Honor of the fight against Breast Cancer. The vigil will be October 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm on PSU Campus Lake/Gazebo.For more information please call: (620)-235-7136Early Detection Works Program Susan G. Komen Kansas are sponsors of this event.More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The 16th Annual Candlelight Vigil in Honor of the fight against Breast Cancer. The vigil will be October 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm on PSU Campus Lake/Gazebo.For more information please call: (620)-235-7136Early Detection Works Program Susan G. Komen Kansas are sponsors of this event.More >>
  • JCVB Grant distribution for fiscal year 2015

    JCVB Grant distribution for fiscal year 2015

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:23:47 GMT
    Joplin, MO - This Council Bill approves the Joplin Convention Visitors Bureau's (JCVB) Grant distribution for FY2015 special events, festivals and celebrations. Funding comes from a portion of the Occupational License Tax (JCVB Hotel/Motel Tax) monies collected resulting from Ordinance No 2000-048 as authorized by City of Joplin voters on November 7, 2000.SUMMARY:The purpose of this Grant Program is to assit qualified organizations with the promotion of tourism activities striving to directl...More >>
    Joplin, MO - This Council Bill approves the Joplin Convention Visitors Bureau's (JCVB) Grant distribution for FY2015 special events, festivals and celebrations. Funding comes from a portion of the Occupational License Tax (JCVB Hotel/Motel Tax) monies collected resulting from Ordinance No 2000-048 as authorized by City of Joplin voters on November 7, 2000.SUMMARY:The purpose of this Grant Program is to assit qualified organizations with the promotion of tourism activities striving to directl...More >>
  • Man charged in Noel Stabbing

    Man charged in Noel Stabbing

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:44:47 GMT
    Update: Burgos is charged with Armed Criminal Action, 1st Degree Assault, and Resisting Arrest.Noel, MO - On 9-14-2014, deputies were dispatched to Highway 59 just north of Noel in reference to an assault. Upon their arrival they located the victim, Stavin Hadley, with a puncture wound around the stomach area. They determined that he had been stabbed and he was taken by helicopter to the hospital. Deputies processed the scene and were able to determine that the suspect was Alberto Burgos and ...More >>
    Update: Burgos is charged with Armed Criminal Action, 1st Degree Assault, and Resisting Arrest.Noel, MO - On 9-14-2014, deputies were dispatched to Highway 59 just north of Noel in reference to an assault. Upon their arrival they located the victim, Stavin Hadley, with a puncture wound around the stomach area. They determined that he had been stabbed and he was taken by helicopter to the hospital. Deputies processed the scene and were able to determine that the suspect was Alberto Burgos and ...More >>
  • Recycling Center encourages iris dig, divide, and donate

    Recycling Center encourages iris dig, divide, and donate

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:50:42 GMT
    Joplin, MO - In celebration of the City's official flower, the Recycling Center is now accepting iris rhizomes, or iris bulbs as they are commonly known. Local gardeners looking for economical ways to continue their hobby may drop off or retrieve iris bulbs while visiting the Recycling Center."The Center makes many items available for reuse such as books, magazines, packaging materials, moving boxes, plus has a self-serve document shredder," Mary Anne Phillips, Recycling Coordinator stated, "...More >>
    Joplin, MO - In celebration of the City's official flower, the Recycling Center is now accepting iris rhizomes, or iris bulbs as they are commonly known. Local gardeners looking for economical ways to continue their hobby may drop off or retrieve iris bulbs while visiting the Recycling Center."The Center makes many items available for reuse such as books, magazines, packaging materials, moving boxes, plus has a self-serve document shredder," Mary Anne Phillips, Recycling Coordinator stated, "...More >>
  • Citizen Input Needed for Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in Pittsburg

    Citizen Input Needed for Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in Pittsburg

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:17:06 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The City of Pittsburg is planning for a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly future with the help of Live Well Crawford County, a local non-profit dedicated to improving the health of County residents.A Missouri based non-profit called, "PedNet" has been hired by Live Well Crawford County to create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the city. The plan will evaluate current conditions and plan for new infrastructure like trails and sidewalks. The project will take one-yea...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The City of Pittsburg is planning for a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly future with the help of Live Well Crawford County, a local non-profit dedicated to improving the health of County residents.A Missouri based non-profit called, "PedNet" has been hired by Live Well Crawford County to create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the city. The plan will evaluate current conditions and plan for new infrastructure like trails and sidewalks. The project will take one-yea...More >>
  • Airport Master Plan available for viewing, discussion during Open House

    Airport Master Plan available for viewing, discussion during Open House

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:10:55 GMT
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin Regional Airport Board will host an "Open House" on Wednesday, September 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for those interested viewing in the Master Plan study conducted by the Airport. The Open House will be held at the General Aviation Terminal located at 5501 N Dennis Weaver Drive at the Joplin Airport.This will be a "come and go" type event with members of the Airport Board, Airport Staff, and the study planning engineer on hand to discuss or answer question concerning the...More >>
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin Regional Airport Board will host an "Open House" on Wednesday, September 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for those interested viewing in the Master Plan study conducted by the Airport. The Open House will be held at the General Aviation Terminal located at 5501 N Dennis Weaver Drive at the Joplin Airport.This will be a "come and go" type event with members of the Airport Board, Airport Staff, and the study planning engineer on hand to discuss or answer question concerning the...More >>
  • PSU exploring options after sub-contractor misses deadline

    PSU exploring options after sub-contractor misses deadline

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:06:39 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg State is exploring alternative laboratory options for its chemistry and biology students following an unexpected construction delay. Contractors have been working to replace the HVAC and exhaust systems in the Heckert-Wells facility since late spring. The original deadline for the $4.3 million project was August 29, but an external sub-contractor was unable to meet the deadline.“Corvus walked off the site on that Friday and never returned,” said Paul Stewart, directo...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg State is exploring alternative laboratory options for its chemistry and biology students following an unexpected construction delay. Contractors have been working to replace the HVAC and exhaust systems in the Heckert-Wells facility since late spring. The original deadline for the $4.3 million project was August 29, but an external sub-contractor was unable to meet the deadline.“Corvus walked off the site on that Friday and never returned,” said Paul Stewart, directo...More >>
  • Woman with service dog is denied service at a Nevada,MO business

    Woman with service dog is denied service at a Nevada,MO business

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:53:54 GMT
    Federal law requires local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations that serve the general public to allow service dogs, which is why one woman was surprised when she was denied service at the Taco Bell/ Kentucky Fried Chicken location in Nevada, MO, because of her service animals.More >>
    Federal law requires local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations that serve the general public to allow service dogs, which is why one woman was surprised when she was denied service at the Taco Bell/ Kentucky Fried Chicken location in Nevada, MO, because of her service animals.More >>
  • More than 250 volunteers take part in Neosho's day of service

    More than 250 volunteers take part in Neosho's day of service

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:43:53 GMT
    A collaborative endeavor involving the churches of Neosho, the day attracts volunteers of all ages. More >>
    A collaborative endeavor involving the churches of Neosho, the day attracts volunteers of all ages. More >>
  • Pittsburg family hosts all-day fundraiser for children dealing with serious illnesses

    Pittsburg family hosts all-day fundraiser for children dealing with serious illnesses

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:59:52 GMT
    The event, Lylahpalooza, is named after Delylah Harris, a 1-year-old girl who died last fall from congenital heart failure. More >>
    The event, Lylahpalooza, is named after Delylah Harris, a 1-year-old girl who died last fall from congenital heart failure. More >>
  • Horse riding therapy in Carthage receives funding boost

    Horse riding therapy in Carthage receives funding boost

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:52:54 GMT
    Area adults and children with disabilities can find some healing through riding horses and today that therapy received a funding boost. Three bands performed at Carthage Memorial Hall this afternoon, to help raise money for the nonprofit organization Medicine H.A.T. Inc.More >>
    Area adults and children with disabilities can find some healing through riding horses and today that therapy received a funding boost. Three bands performed at Carthage Memorial Hall this afternoon, to help raise money for the nonprofit organization Medicine H.A.T. Inc.More >>
  • 2nd annual Color Dash raises more than $7,000 for Joplin Humane Society

    2nd annual Color Dash raises more than $7,000 for Joplin Humane Society

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:51:37 GMT
    The 2nd annual Color Dash in Joplin raises more than $7,000 for the Joplin Humane Society. More than 400 runners participated in the 5K, which began at Landreth Park.More >>
    The 2nd annual Color Dash in Joplin raises more than $7,000 for the Joplin Humane Society. More than 400 runners participated in the 5K, which began at Landreth Park.More >>
  • Carthage Bridal Fair is underway at Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square

    Carthage Bridal Fair is underway at Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:49:18 GMT
    Some bride-to-be's in the Carthage area are staying local to plan their weddings. The first annual Carthage Bridal Fair took place this afternoon at Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square.More >>
    Some bride-to-be's in the Carthage area are staying local to plan their weddings. The first annual Carthage Bridal Fair took place this afternoon at Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square.More >>
  • Miracle League of Joplin receives donation at today's opening games

    Miracle League of Joplin receives donation at today's opening games

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:33:23 GMT
    The Fall season for Miracle League of Joplin is now underway, kicking off today's opening games with a $500 donation. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers in Southwest Missouri presented the organization with the check this morning.More >>
    The Fall season for Miracle League of Joplin is now underway, kicking off today's opening games with a $500 donation. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers in Southwest Missouri presented the organization with the check this morning.More >>
  • Some Missouri lawmakers say governor should be held constitutionally accountable for withholdings

    Some Missouri lawmakers say governor should be held constitutionally accountable for withholdings

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:19:35 GMT
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon this week released $143.6 million in education funding after legislators overrode a number of his line item budget vetoes, but some lawmakers say he should not have been permitted to withhold the funding in the first place. A constitutional amendment on the state's November ballot will address that very issue.More >>
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon this week released $143.6 million in education funding after legislators overrode a number of his line item budget vetoes, but some lawmakers say he should not have been permitted to withhold the funding in the first place. A constitutional amendment on the state's November ballot will address that very issue.More >>
  • Local Women's Shelters See Increase Support for Domestic Abuse Victims

    Local Women's Shelters See Increase Support for Domestic Abuse Victims

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:35:56 GMT
    Domestic violence has been the headline this week with the NFL and the situation involving Ray Rice. Now local women's shelters are seeing an increase in calls coming in. Shelters across our area say when domestic violence makes headlines nationally, people in our area take notice.More >>
    Domestic violence has been the headline this week with the NFL and the situation involving Ray Rice. Now local women's shelters are seeing an increase in calls coming in. Shelters across our area say when domestic violence makes headlines nationally, people in our area take notice.More >>
  • Carthage birthing center to close by end of the year

    Carthage birthing center to close by end of the year

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:59:25 GMT
    Soon-to-be moms in and around Carthage will soon have to schedule labor and delivery in Joplin because the only birthing center in Carthage will close by the end of the year.More >>
    Soon-to-be moms in and around Carthage will soon have to schedule labor and delivery in Joplin because the only birthing center in Carthage will close by the end of the year.More >>
  • First Responders Honored with Memorial Monument

    First Responders Honored with Memorial Monument

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:31:26 GMT
    To serve and protect is a risk first responders take every day. One college is remembering the fallen with a memorial and dedication. The four states is no stranger to tragedy. While our nation grieved as a whole on September 11, 2001, our community grieved together on May 22, 2011. Now Crowder College is remembering all those who gave their lives...to protect ours.More >>
    To serve and protect is a risk first responders take every day. One college is remembering the fallen with a memorial and dedication. The four states is no stranger to tragedy. While our nation grieved as a whole on September 11, 2001, our community grieved together on May 22, 2011. Now Crowder College is remembering all those who gave their lives...to protect ours.More >>
  • A Restored Law from Veto Session Allows Designated Teachers to be Armed in Schools

    A Restored Law from Veto Session Allows Designated Teachers to be Armed in Schools

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:05:57 GMT
    Missouri lawmakers have wrapped a two- day session in which they've managed a record number of veto over-rides One of the laws vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon but restored by the legislature will expand gun rights in the state. It'll allow specially trained and designated teachers to carry concealed weapons in schools. A Joplin 5th grade teacher at Kelsey Norman focuses on story elements and while a new law could allow ...More >>
    Missouri lawmakers have wrapped a two- day session in which they've managed a record number of veto over-rides One of the laws vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon but restored by the legislature will expand gun rights in the state. It'll allow specially trained and designated teachers to carry concealed weapons in schools. A Joplin 5th grade teacher at Kelsey Norman focuses on story elements and while a new law could allow ...More >>
  • Kobach Releases Bryant Affidavit

    Kobach Releases Bryant Affidavit

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:48:55 GMT
    TOPEKA (September 11, 2014) – Mr. Chad Taylor has made a number of incorrect statements about his attempt to withdraw his name from candidacy for the United States Senate. Unfortunately, some newspapers have reprinted those statements as if they are fact.For that reason, today Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has released Mr. Brad Bryant's affidavit regarding the same events, which tells a very different story. This affidavit will be filed in whichever court takes jurisdiction of the mat...More >>
    TOPEKA (September 11, 2014) – Mr. Chad Taylor has made a number of incorrect statements about his attempt to withdraw his name from candidacy for the United States Senate. Unfortunately, some newspapers have reprinted those statements as if they are fact.For that reason, today Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has released Mr. Brad Bryant's affidavit regarding the same events, which tells a very different story. This affidavit will be filed in whichever court takes jurisdiction of the mat...More >>
  • Structure Fire in Anderson, MO

    Structure Fire in Anderson, MO

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:19:33 GMT
    Anderson, MO - On 09/10/2014 at around 11:00pm we were dispatched to a structure fire at 401 South Highway 59 in Anderson Missouri. The business, a cabinet shop and garden center had flames showing when emergency crews arrived on scene. During the initial emergency response it was discovered that the business had been broken into and a burglary had occurred. At this time the cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation as suspicious and it is unknown if the fire is directly related to...More >>
    Anderson, MO - On 09/10/2014 at around 11:00pm we were dispatched to a structure fire at 401 South Highway 59 in Anderson Missouri. The business, a cabinet shop and garden center had flames showing when emergency crews arrived on scene. During the initial emergency response it was discovered that the business had been broken into and a burglary had occurred. At this time the cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation as suspicious and it is unknown if the fire is directly related to...More >>
  • Duquesne mayor's job uncertain

    Duquesne mayor's job uncertain

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:35:11 GMT
    In the little City of Duquesne is a big issue that confuses some residents.More >>
    In the little City of Duquesne is a big issue that confuses some residents.More >>
  • Joplin seeks group to coordinate Christmas Parade

    Joplin seeks group to coordinate Christmas Parade

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:10:43 GMT
    Joplin officials are looking for a non-profit group to sponsor the annual Christmas parade.The event usually includes more thanone hundredentries. Organizers would have to have meetings with the police department to ensure safety for participants, spectators and for traffic. The convention and visitors bureau director says planning needs to begin soon. Patrick Tuttle says, "From whatI know, once schools start the bands are the key to get them lined up cause there's certain parades that are...More >>
    Joplin officials are looking for a non-profit group to sponsor the annual Christmas parade.The event usually includes more thanone hundredentries. Organizers would have to have meetings with the police department to ensure safety for participants, spectators and for traffic. The convention and visitors bureau director says planning needs to begin soon. Patrick Tuttle says, "From whatI know, once schools start the bands are the key to get them lined up cause there's certain parades that are...More >>
  • Galena High School Expansion Continues

    Galena High School Expansion Continues

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:37:31 GMT
    Galena High School is nearing the end of an expansion project. Although the 7.5 million dollar project is opening later than expected, we spoke with officials about how they're bringing the school into the 21st century while still keeping a piece of history.More >>
    Galena High School is nearing the end of an expansion project. Although the 7.5 million dollar project is opening later than expected, we spoke with officials about how they're bringing the school into the 21st century while still keeping a piece of history.More >>
  • Arrests made in Joplin homicide

    Arrests made in Joplin homicide

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-09-11 00:52:08 GMT
    Everyone knows a person like the late David McKibben.More >>
    Everyone knows a person like the late David McKibben.More >>
  • Not-for-profit organizations can apply to host Holiday Parade

    Not-for-profit organizations can apply to host Holiday Parade

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:42:18 GMT
    The City of Joplin is seeking applications from not-for-profit organizations interested in hosting the annual Christmas parade. All organizations are invited to submit an application to host and manage the responsibilities of this celebrated community event during the holidays.Lynden Lawson, Assistant Director of Public Works for Operations, will be part of the committee reviewing the application to make the final determination of a City permit for the parade, and looks forward to working wit...More >>
    The City of Joplin is seeking applications from not-for-profit organizations interested in hosting the annual Christmas parade. All organizations are invited to submit an application to host and manage the responsibilities of this celebrated community event during the holidays.Lynden Lawson, Assistant Director of Public Works for Operations, will be part of the committee reviewing the application to make the final determination of a City permit for the parade, and looks forward to working wit...More >>
  • NEO's PTA program receives REACH 100 Platinum Award

    NEO's PTA program receives REACH 100 Platinum Award

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:49:58 GMT
    Miami, Okla. – Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 – For the first time in the 19-year history of the Physical Therapist Assistant program (PTA) at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO), the class will be awarded the REACH 100 Platinum Award by the national professional organization known as the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This is a student membership award given every school year. All programs with this award are recognized on the APTA website along with other programs who achieve t...More >>
    Miami, Okla. – Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 – For the first time in the 19-year history of the Physical Therapist Assistant program (PTA) at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO), the class will be awarded the REACH 100 Platinum Award by the national professional organization known as the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This is a student membership award given every school year. All programs with this award are recognized on the APTA website along with other programs who achieve t...More >>
  • Parsons city manager resigns about one week after police chief and fire chief announce retirement

    Parsons city manager resigns about one week after police chief and fire chief announce retirement

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:15:09 GMT
    The Parsons staff is making adjustments. "With the three officials gone, obviously it's going to create some change throughout the community," said Kari West, public information officer for the city of Parsons.More >>
    The Parsons staff is making adjustments. "With the three officials gone, obviously it's going to create some change throughout the community," said Kari West, public information officer for the city of Parsons.More >>
  • Special Alcohol Funding Cycle for the City of Parsons

    Special Alcohol Funding Cycle for the City of Parsons

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:53:52 GMT
    Parsons, KS - The City of Parsons receives quarterly distributions of Alcohol Tax Funds from the State of Kansas. For the fiscal periods of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 the annual average amount distributed and recorded in the Special Alcohol Fund was $17,998.44 which provides an average quarterly distribution of $4,399.61.How can this money be spent?Kansas State Statutes provide standards and direction on how the revenues are to be utilized. The Statute says:“Monies in the special alcohol and d...More >>
    Parsons, KS - The City of Parsons receives quarterly distributions of Alcohol Tax Funds from the State of Kansas. For the fiscal periods of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 the annual average amount distributed and recorded in the Special Alcohol Fund was $17,998.44 which provides an average quarterly distribution of $4,399.61.How can this money be spent?Kansas State Statutes provide standards and direction on how the revenues are to be utilized. The Statute says:“Monies in the special alcohol and d...More >>
  • Doctors on the lookout for enterovirus. No Joplin confirmed cases yet.

    Doctors on the lookout for enterovirus. No Joplin confirmed cases yet.

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:49:17 GMT
    It's a virus taking more than ten states by storm, causing some kids to end up hospitalized. It's called enterovirus D-68. The Missouri Health Department issued an alert to health providers. Local pediatricians will now be looking out for cases.Five year old John Ramsey gets examined for a possible ear infection His mom April says, "We've had a fever for several days. We decided to wait it out see if it was just a v...More >>
    It's a virus taking more than ten states by storm, causing some kids to end up hospitalized. It's called enterovirus D-68. The Missouri Health Department issued an alert to health providers. Local pediatricians will now be looking out for cases.Five year old John Ramsey gets examined for a possible ear infection His mom April says, "We've had a fever for several days. We decided to wait it out see if it was just a v...More >>
  • Chico's to partner w/ Watered Gardens Evening of Hope holiday gala

    Chico's to partner w/ Watered Gardens Evening of Hope holiday gala

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:28:08 GMT
    On Thursday, September 18th through Saturday, September 20th shop at Chico's behind Starbucks on 4th Rangeline! When you shop all the fabulous fall fashions at Chico's, and make a financial donation to Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission at the register, you will receive 10% off of your purchase! Also, join us for the kick-off fashion show to be held at 3:00 pm Thursday the 18th JProceeds of this cause marketing campaign go to the 1st Annual Evening of Hope holiday gala event to benefit Wa...More >>
    On Thursday, September 18th through Saturday, September 20th shop at Chico's behind Starbucks on 4th Rangeline! When you shop all the fabulous fall fashions at Chico's, and make a financial donation to Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission at the register, you will receive 10% off of your purchase! Also, join us for the kick-off fashion show to be held at 3:00 pm Thursday the 18th JProceeds of this cause marketing campaign go to the 1st Annual Evening of Hope holiday gala event to benefit Wa...More >>
  • Southeast Elementary practices evacuation

    Southeast Elementary practices evacuation

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:12:33 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - More than 150 Southeast Elementary Students took part in a trial run for evacuating the building in Weir on Tuesday morning. In case of an emergency, such as a shooter situation or a natural disaster, teachers and other staff will lead the students to the Weir Civic Center, which will be used as the school's command center.“As we looked around for a building, yes, there are plenty of homes, but to try to put almost 200 kids and staff in, we need a building,” said Southeast Elem...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - More than 150 Southeast Elementary Students took part in a trial run for evacuating the building in Weir on Tuesday morning. In case of an emergency, such as a shooter situation or a natural disaster, teachers and other staff will lead the students to the Weir Civic Center, which will be used as the school's command center.“As we looked around for a building, yes, there are plenty of homes, but to try to put almost 200 kids and staff in, we need a building,” said Southeast Elem...More >>
  • Joplin Police Investigating Strong Armed Robbery

    Joplin Police Investigating Strong Armed Robbery

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:04:38 GMT
    Joplin, MO - On September 8, 2014 at approximately 4:50 p.m. Officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to the area of Zora and St. Louis for a Strong Armed Robbery that had just occurred to the west on the Frisco Trail.The victim stated that he was resting on a side trail of the main trail whenever he was approached by two males that had come out of the woods. He stated that the males grabbed a backpack that he was carrying and in doing so knocked him to the ground. The victi...More >>
    Joplin, MO - On September 8, 2014 at approximately 4:50 p.m. Officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to the area of Zora and St. Louis for a Strong Armed Robbery that had just occurred to the west on the Frisco Trail.The victim stated that he was resting on a side trail of the main trail whenever he was approached by two males that had come out of the woods. He stated that the males grabbed a backpack that he was carrying and in doing so knocked him to the ground. The victi...More >>
  • Martin Luther School Spaghetti Day 2014

    Martin Luther School Spaghetti Day 2014

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:56:07 GMT
    Event: Martin Luther School Spaghetti Day 2014Where: 2616 Connecticut Ave., Joplin, MOWhen: Friday, October 10thTime: Take Out Lunch: 11am to 1pm ($6.00) Dinner: 4:30pm to 8pm ($8.00; Ticket price includes the carnival)There will also be face painting and bounce houses for the kids, a silent auction, and lots of SPAGHETTI!!More >>
    Event: Martin Luther School Spaghetti Day 2014Where: 2616 Connecticut Ave., Joplin, MOWhen: Friday, October 10thTime: Take Out Lunch: 11am to 1pm ($6.00) Dinner: 4:30pm to 8pm ($8.00; Ticket price includes the carnival)There will also be face painting and bounce houses for the kids, a silent auction, and lots of SPAGHETTI!!More >>
  • Parsons City Manager Steps Down

    Parsons City Manager Steps Down

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:20:05 GMT
    PARSONS, KS – City Manager Fred Gress resigned from his post Tuesday morning during a special city commission meeting.The Parsons City Commission met in several executive sessions on Tuesday morning citing discussion of non-elected personnel. When returning to open session, Mayor Bill Hogelin announced Gress' resignation. The commission proceeded to accept his resignation and offer Gress a severance package with salary and health insurance through the end of the year. The package was passed 4...More >>
    PARSONS, KS – City Manager Fred Gress resigned from his post Tuesday morning during a special city commission meeting.The Parsons City Commission met in several executive sessions on Tuesday morning citing discussion of non-elected personnel. When returning to open session, Mayor Bill Hogelin announced Gress' resignation. The commission proceeded to accept his resignation and offer Gress a severance package with salary and health insurance through the end of the year. The package was passed 4...More >>
  • Pittsburg Adult Education Center to give FREE GED practice tests

    Pittsburg Adult Education Center to give FREE GED practice tests

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:46:57 GMT
    The Pittsburg Adult Education Center is giving away free GED practice tests to all students who come into the center. Students who take GED Ready can see for free: If they're ready to pass the GED testThe skills they need to work on to pass the testA personalized study plan detailing pages and chapters to study in their favorite study books.Students can also learn about classes and other resources to help them prepare for the GED test. To learn more or to schedule a free GED Ready practice te...More >>
    The Pittsburg Adult Education Center is giving away free GED practice tests to all students who come into the center. Students who take GED Ready can see for free: If they're ready to pass the GED testThe skills they need to work on to pass the testA personalized study plan detailing pages and chapters to study in their favorite study books.Students can also learn about classes and other resources to help them prepare for the GED test. To learn more or to schedule a free GED Ready practice te...More >>
  • 3rd Annual Oktoberfest & Kids Fall Fest in Joplin

    3rd Annual Oktoberfest & Kids Fall Fest in Joplin

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:15:29 GMT
    When: October 3-4Where: Historic Downtown Joplin, MOAttractions: Arts, Crafts, Music, Exhibits, Food, ContestsApplications are being taken for: Musicians, Polka Acts, Food Vendors, Corporate Sponsors, Art/Crafts, Volunteers, Business Booths, Product Vendors, Kid Activities, EntertainersOn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/391262204342978/Email: Oktoberfestjoplin@gmail.comMore >>
    When: October 3-4Where: Historic Downtown Joplin, MOAttractions: Arts, Crafts, Music, Exhibits, Food, ContestsApplications are being taken for: Musicians, Polka Acts, Food Vendors, Corporate Sponsors, Art/Crafts, Volunteers, Business Booths, Product Vendors, Kid Activities, EntertainersOn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/391262204342978/Email: Oktoberfestjoplin@gmail.comMore >>
  • 11th annual Gordon Parks Celebration to feature contest for High School students

    11th annual Gordon Parks Celebration to feature contest for High School students

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:17:14 GMT
    Fort Scott, KS –The Gordon Parks Celebration, scheduled for October 2-4, 2014, at Fort Scott Community College, will feature a Poetry, Essay, and Photo Remake contest this year. This event is sponsored by the Bourbon County Arts Council and is open to any area high school student. Entries are due by September 22 and the contest rules are available on the website: gordonparkscenter.org.“We have done this contest for several years and had great results. There's a lot of talent in our area high ...More >>
    Fort Scott, KS –The Gordon Parks Celebration, scheduled for October 2-4, 2014, at Fort Scott Community College, will feature a Poetry, Essay, and Photo Remake contest this year. This event is sponsored by the Bourbon County Arts Council and is open to any area high school student. Entries are due by September 22 and the contest rules are available on the website: gordonparkscenter.org.“We have done this contest for several years and had great results. There's a lot of talent in our area high ...More >>
  • City of Miami announces hire of Interim City Manager

    City of Miami announces hire of Interim City Manager

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:03:15 GMT
    Miami, OK - Jacque Wedding-Scott will join the City of Miami administration Wednesday, Sept. 10, as interim city manager, filling the office vacated last month by former city manager Jeff Bishop. Wedding-Scott, from Lakewood, CO, comes to Miami with more than three decades of municipal government experience in the areas of strategic development, human resources, public finance, budgeting, economic development and public/private partnerships.She currently does consulting work assisting municip...More >>
    Miami, OK - Jacque Wedding-Scott will join the City of Miami administration Wednesday, Sept. 10, as interim city manager, filling the office vacated last month by former city manager Jeff Bishop. Wedding-Scott, from Lakewood, CO, comes to Miami with more than three decades of municipal government experience in the areas of strategic development, human resources, public finance, budgeting, economic development and public/private partnerships.She currently does consulting work assisting municip...More >>
  • Fort Scott Community College offers state-wide incentive program to increase education and boost economy

    Fort Scott Community College offers state-wide incentive program to increase education and boost economy

    Monday, September 8 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-09-09 02:25:24 GMT
    His eyes may be cast down as he welds metal, but Zachary Cox is looking up. "I got something I look forward to," said Cox. "I'm going to have a trade after all this done. I can go anywhere in the world i want to work, and I'll have a job." ...More >>
    His eyes may be cast down as he welds metal, but Zachary Cox is looking up. "I got something I look forward to," said Cox. "I'm going to have a trade after all this done. I can go anywhere in the world i want to work, and I'll have a job." ...More >>
  • Overcrowding at Irving Elementary School in Joplin leads to district staffing changes

    Overcrowding at Irving Elementary School in Joplin leads to district staffing changes

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 01:16:01 GMT
    Some students at Stapleton Elementary School and Irving Elementary School in Joplin are adjusting to new teachers and classes this week. Today, three teachers moved from Stapleton to Irving, after overcrowding at Irving led to some district staffing changes.More >>
    Some students at Stapleton Elementary School and Irving Elementary School in Joplin are adjusting to new teachers and classes this week. Today, three teachers moved from Stapleton to Irving, after overcrowding at Irving led to some district staffing changes.More >>
  • Webb City officials dig up new plan for public pool

    Webb City officials dig up new plan for public pool

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:49:38 GMT
    In April, Webb City voters turned down a proposal for more property taxes to fund a new aquatic center.More >>
    In April, Webb City voters turned down a proposal for more property taxes to fund a new aquatic center.More >>
  • Blue Alerts Help Law Enforcement Capture Suspects

    Blue Alerts Help Law Enforcement Capture Suspects

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:33:01 GMT
    In the wake of yesterday's shooting death of a police officer in Topeka, Kansas law enforcement officials put the blue alert into effect. More >>
    In the wake of yesterday's shooting death of a police officer in Topeka, Kansas law enforcement officials put the blue alert into effect. More >>
  • Parsons Police arrest three teens in recent string of car burglaries

    Parsons Police arrest three teens in recent string of car burglaries

    Monday, September 8 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-08 20:58:39 GMT
    PARSONS, KS — Parsons Police officers arrested three Parsons teenagers in connection with more than 15 recent car burglaries throughout the community.Police said that during the burglaries a variety of miscellaneous items were taken including change, a 9mm handgun and a .22 rifle.The teenage boys, three 15-year-olds, are expected to be charged later this week in Labette County District Court. A fourth boy, a 17-year-old, is sought for questioning.More >>
    PARSONS, KS — Parsons Police officers arrested three Parsons teenagers in connection with more than 15 recent car burglaries throughout the community.Police said that during the burglaries a variety of miscellaneous items were taken including change, a 9mm handgun and a .22 rifle.The teenage boys, three 15-year-olds, are expected to be charged later this week in Labette County District Court. A fourth boy, a 17-year-old, is sought for questioning.More >>
  • Fighting cancer with nanotechnology

    Fighting cancer with nanotechnology

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:00:08 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The next big thing in the battle against cancer and other diseases is very, very small.In his lab at PSU, Santimukul Santra is conducting research on the use of polymeric and iron oxide nanotheranostics as potential delivery methods for life-saving anti-cancer drugs. As he works, Santra imagines a time in the not-too-distant future when treatments for cancer and a host of other diseases will be personalized, targeted and free of the debilitating and often dangerous side effect...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The next big thing in the battle against cancer and other diseases is very, very small.In his lab at PSU, Santimukul Santra is conducting research on the use of polymeric and iron oxide nanotheranostics as potential delivery methods for life-saving anti-cancer drugs. As he works, Santra imagines a time in the not-too-distant future when treatments for cancer and a host of other diseases will be personalized, targeted and free of the debilitating and often dangerous side effect...More >>
  • Missouri among the Top Three states in the nation for state's use of technology

    Missouri among the Top Three states in the nation for state's use of technology

    Monday, September 8 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-09-08 18:03:51 GMT
    Jefferson City - The State of Missouri is one of only three states in the nation to receive an A grade from the Center for Digital Government in its annual Digital State Survey. Every two years, the Center for Digital Government assesses state governments' ability to improve IT systems for better operational outcomes and services to citizens. In its report, the Center cited Gov. Nixon's 100 Missouri Mile Challenge as an example of the state achieving a ‘successful marriage of civic engagement...More >>
    Jefferson City - The State of Missouri is one of only three states in the nation to receive an A grade from the Center for Digital Government in its annual Digital State Survey. Every two years, the Center for Digital Government assesses state governments' ability to improve IT systems for better operational outcomes and services to citizens. In its report, the Center cited Gov. Nixon's 100 Missouri Mile Challenge as an example of the state achieving a ‘successful marriage of civic engagement...More >>
  • Joplin Police investigating death over the weekend

    Joplin Police investigating death over the weekend

    Monday, September 8 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-09-08 17:11:36 GMT
    PRESS RELEASE FROM JOPLIN POLICE DEPT.On Saturday, September 6, 2014 at approximately 1:56PM, officers with the Joplin Police Department were sent to 201 North Wall Apartment #1 for a deceased male. The male has been identified as 71 year old David L. McKibben of Joplin.An autopsy was completed on Mr. McKibben on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Frontier Forensics in Kansas City. As a result of findings from the autopsy, the death is being investigated as a homicide at this time. The Joplin Polic...More >>
    PRESS RELEASE FROM JOPLIN POLICE DEPT.On Saturday, September 6, 2014 at approximately 1:56PM, officers with the Joplin Police Department were sent to 201 North Wall Apartment #1 for a deceased male. The male has been identified as 71 year old David L. McKibben of Joplin.An autopsy was completed on Mr. McKibben on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Frontier Forensics in Kansas City. As a result of findings from the autopsy, the death is being investigated as a homicide at this time. The Joplin Polic...More >>
  • John Berrey named to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching

    John Berrey named to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-09-08 16:48:47 GMT
    Press Release from USDAWASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014--Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the re-appointment of eight members and the appointment of three new members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching. As an advisory committee, the Council provides recommendations to the Secretary on changes to Farm Service Agency (FSA) regulations and other measures that would eliminate barriers to program participation for Native American farmers and ranchers. "Over the previ...More >>
    Press Release from USDAWASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014--Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the re-appointment of eight members and the appointment of three new members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching. As an advisory committee, the Council provides recommendations to the Secretary on changes to Farm Service Agency (FSA) regulations and other measures that would eliminate barriers to program participation for Native American farmers and ranchers. "Over the previ...More >>
  • Galena landfill update

    Galena landfill update

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-09-08 16:01:52 GMT
    Galena residents against a proposed landfill say they will revamp and refile their petition after a judge denied it on technicalities. The petition seeks a grand jury to investigate the Galena city council and its actions surrounding a plan to turn roughly 40 acres into a landfill. The judge ruled the petition did not have the name, address and phone of the person filing the document. Nor did it indicate that an authorized official placed the verifying signatures under oath. The group will se...More >>
    Galena residents against a proposed landfill say they will revamp and refile their petition after a judge denied it on technicalities. The petition seeks a grand jury to investigate the Galena city council and its actions surrounding a plan to turn roughly 40 acres into a landfill. The judge ruled the petition did not have the name, address and phone of the person filing the document. Nor did it indicate that an authorized official placed the verifying signatures under oath. The group will se...More >>
  • Patients and staff members at Via Christi Hospital now have a new place to worship

    Patients and staff members at Via Christi Hospital now have a new place to worship

    Sunday, September 7 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-09-08 00:20:23 GMT
    Patients and staff members at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg now have a new place to worship and reflect.More >>
    Patients and staff members at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg now have a new place to worship and reflect.More >>
  • Year-long Joplin art mural nears completion

    Year-long Joplin art mural nears completion

    Sunday, September 7 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-09-08 00:19:20 GMT
    The Downtown Joplin Gateway Mural is the product of the Downtown Joplin Alliance and Focal Point, an art group from Missouri Southern State University. For the past year, artists and volunteers have worked on the large-scale piece that is meant to commemorate downtown Joplin.More >>
    The Downtown Joplin Gateway Mural is the product of the Downtown Joplin Alliance and Focal Point, an art group from Missouri Southern State University. For the past year, artists and volunteers have worked on the large-scale piece that is meant to commemorate downtown Joplin.More >>
  • Back to school block party held in Duquesne, MO

    Back to school block party held in Duquesne, MO

    Sunday, September 7 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-09-08 00:18:16 GMT
    Kids of all ages gathered in Duquesne, MO tonight for a back to school block party. Held at Bethel Worship Center, children and their families enjoyed some free food, inflatables, face painting and other activities.More >>
    Kids of all ages gathered in Duquesne, MO tonight for a back to school block party. Held at Bethel Worship Center, children and their families enjoyed some free food, inflatables, face painting and other activities.More >>
  • Area Girl Scouts gather for cupcake competition

    Area Girl Scouts gather for cupcake competition

    Saturday, September 6 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-09-07 02:00:23 GMT
    Area Girl Scouts gathered for an all-around bake-off and show-off of their cupcake-making talents. More >>
    Area Girl Scouts gathered for an all-around bake-off and show-off of their cupcake-making talents.  More >>
  • Webb City Police say help from observant citizen has led to two arrests and charges in recent metal thefts

    Webb City Police say help from observant citizen has led to two arrests and charges in recent metal thefts

    Saturday, September 6 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-09-06 23:11:19 GMT
    Webb City Police say help from an observant citizen has led to two arrests and charges in recent thefts of nearly $28,000 worth of metal plumbing fittings. The materials were stolen from a city public works building at 122 S. Hall Street in two separate incidences over the past couple weeks. Suspects, 22-year-old Aron Scot Anderson and 20-year-old Thomas Allen McHenry, Jr., were arrested Thursday night at the 300 block of S. Hall Street.More >>
    Webb City Police say help from an observant citizen has led to two arrests and charges in recent thefts of nearly $28,000 worth of metal plumbing fittings. The materials were stolen from a city public works building at 122 S. Hall Street in two separate incidences over the past couple weeks. Suspects, 22-year-old Aron Scot Anderson and 20-year-old Thomas Allen McHenry, Jr., were arrested Thursday night at the 300 block of S. Hall Street.More >>
  • Horses for Hope Dash for the Cash and Man Race underway in Carthage

    Horses for Hope Dash for the Cash and Man Race underway in Carthage

    Saturday, September 6 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-09-06 23:06:16 GMT
    More than 800 contestants are competing in barrel races at this weekend's Horses for Hope Dash for the Cash and Man Race event in Carthage.More >>
    More than 800 contestants are competing in barrel races at this weekend's Horses for Hope Dash for the Cash and Man Race event in Carthage.More >>
  • Big Red Shoe 15k draws in large donation for Ronald McDonald House

    Big Red Shoe 15k draws in large donation for Ronald McDonald House

    Saturday, September 6 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-06 16:38:49 GMT
    The 2nd annual Big Red Shoe 15k run in Joplin this morning is expected to draw in more than $10,000. More than 180 runners registered for the event, from which all proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States.More >>
    The 2nd annual Big Red Shoe 15k run in Joplin this morning is expected to draw in more than $10,000. More than 180 runners registered for the event, from which all proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States.More >>
  • Paint the Town Red Winners Announced

    Paint the Town Red Winners Announced

    Friday, September 5 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-09-06 00:30:45 GMT
    Pittsburg, Kansas - The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the winners of the ninth annual Paint the Town Red Business Decorating Contest. Paint the Town Red is an annual event aimed at showcasing business and community support for Pittsburg State University. Participating businesses were divided into one of three categories based on number of employees. Division I was for those businesses with more than 15 employees, Division II featured those with 8-15 employees and Division...More >>
    Pittsburg, Kansas - The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the winners of the ninth annual Paint the Town Red Business Decorating Contest. Paint the Town Red is an annual event aimed at showcasing business and community support for Pittsburg State University. Participating businesses were divided into one of three categories based on number of employees. Division I was for those businesses with more than 15 employees, Division II featured those with 8-15 employees and Division...More >>
  • Candidate's name removed from Vernon County Ballot

    Candidate's name removed from Vernon County Ballot

    Friday, September 5 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-09-06 00:20:37 GMT
    Vernon County (MO) - The name of the Republican nominee for prosecuting attourney must be taken off the ballot. The judge ruled Dustin Dunfield doesn't qualify as a candidate because of a statutory rape conviction 18 years ago in Vernon County case. Dunfield had filed a seperate petition to get the conviction from 1996 set aside but a judge denied it. The county Republican Committee can nominate a replacement by October 1st.Excerpts from the Judgement on the Pleadings:"that contestee (Dunfiel...More >>
    Vernon County (MO) - The name of the Republican nominee for prosecuting attourney must be taken off the ballot. The judge ruled Dustin Dunfield doesn't qualify as a candidate because of a statutory rape conviction 18 years ago in Vernon County case. Dunfield had filed a seperate petition to get the conviction from 1996 set aside but a judge denied it. The county Republican Committee can nominate a replacement by October 1st.Excerpts from the Judgement on the Pleadings:"that contestee (Dunfiel...More >>
  • Carl Junction to Vote on Tornado Shelter Bond This November

    Carl Junction to Vote on Tornado Shelter Bond This November

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:56:15 GMT
    Carl Junction School officials are seeking support for a 16.5 million dollar bond.More >>
    Carl Junction School officials are seeking support for a 16.5 million dollar bond.More >>
  • Southeast Kansas school district recipient of a large federal grant

    Southeast Kansas school district recipient of a large federal grant

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:11:02 GMT
    The US Department of Education will give USD 506 in Altamont, Kansas $1.5 million over the course of three years. More >>
    The US Department of Education will give USD 506 in Altamont, Kansas $1.5 million over the course of three years. More >>
  • Historic gas station's future uncertain

    Historic gas station's future uncertain

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:11:50 GMT
    City officials say it was built in the 1920's, and is believed to be the oldest gas station still standing in Jasper County.More >>
    City officials say it was built in the 1920's, and is believed to be the oldest gas station still standing in Jasper County.More >>
  • Pittsburg cafe closing...Temporarily

    Pittsburg cafe closing...Temporarily

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:18:27 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Otto's cafe will be undergoing renovations in preparation for its 70th Anniversary in April. Those rennovations come 2 days after a Kansas Food Inspection that discovered a roach infestation.The closing is expected to be temporary with a possible reopening in October....More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Otto's cafe will be undergoing renovations in preparation for its 70th Anniversary in April. Those rennovations come 2 days after a Kansas Food Inspection that discovered a roach infestation.The closing is expected to be temporary with a possible reopening in October....
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  • Labor Day severe storms cause damage and debris in southwest Missouri

    Labor Day severe storms cause damage and debris in southwest Missouri

    Thursday, September 4 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-09-05 03:09:24 GMT
    Stephen Jones' chainsaw has been his constant companion for several days."A lot of deb...More >>
    Stephen Jones' chainsaw has been his constant companion for several days."A lot of deb...More >>
  • Walmart Foundation Seeking Kansas Nonprofits for State Giving Program

    Walmart Foundation Seeking Kansas Nonprofits for State Giving Program

    Thursday, September 4 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-09-04 23:35:54 GMT
    The Walmart Foundation State Giving Council Program will open the application period for its fourth cycle of giving on Sept. 7. Kansas nonprofit organizations can apply for funding to support programs within the scope of the “Focused Giving” areas that include hunger relief, healthy eating or career opportunity. Grant requests for programs that would fall under “Community Engagement Giving,” i.e. education, health care access and other human services programs will also be accepted during this...More >>
    The Walmart Foundation State Giving Council Program will open the application period for its fourth cycle of giving on Sept. 7. Kansas nonprofit organizations can apply for funding to support programs within the scope of the “Focused Giving” areas that include hunger relief, healthy eating or career opportunity. Grant requests for programs that would fall under “Community Engagement Giving,” i.e. education, health care access and other human services programs will also be accepted during this...More >>
  • KS State Rep. Menghini speaks out against area billboards

    KS State Rep. Menghini speaks out against area billboards

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:33:59 GMT
    Kansas State Representative Julie Menghini says some billboards attacking her run for another term as state representative are a disservice to her, voters, and her opponent.More >>
    Kansas State Representative Julie Menghini says some billboards attacking her run for another term as state representative are a disservice to her, voters, and her opponent.More >>
  • Commerce police now patrolling North Miami

    Commerce police now patrolling North Miami

    Thursday, September 4 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-09-04 23:07:40 GMT
    Commerce's police chief says since there used to be only one police officer in North Miami, emergency response times will be better under this consolidation.More >>
    Commerce's police chief says since there used to be only one police officer in North Miami, emergency response times will be better under this consolidation.More >>
  • Fall Trivia Night Fundraiser for Webb City Public Library

    Fall Trivia Night Fundraiser for Webb City Public Library

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-09-04 19:13:35 GMT
    Webb City, MO - “Friends of the Library” group- announces an upcoming Fall Trivia Night Fundraiser to be held September 20, 2014. Proceeds will help to support the Webb City Public Library. The event will begin at 6:00 at the Route 66 Event Center, in Webb City. Teams can be up to 8 people, at a cost of $80.00 per table. For details and reservation forms, please call 417-434-3027 before September 10.More >>
    Webb City, MO - “Friends of the Library” group- announces an upcoming Fall Trivia Night Fundraiser to be held September 20, 2014. Proceeds will help to support the Webb City Public Library. The event will begin at 6:00 at the Route 66 Event Center, in Webb City. Teams can be up to 8 people, at a cost of $80.00 per table. For details and reservation forms, please call 417-434-3027 before September 10.More >>
  • Mercy Welcomes New Oncologist in Joplin

    Mercy Welcomes New Oncologist in Joplin

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-09-04 19:05:45 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Samir Dalia, DO, joined Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology on September 2.Dr Dalia received his medical education from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio and completed his internal medicine residency at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University and the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and a member of the American Medical Association. Dr Dalia received his Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Samir Dalia, DO, joined Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology on September 2.Dr Dalia received his medical education from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio and completed his internal medicine residency at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University and the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and a member of the American Medical Association. Dr Dalia received his Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology...More >>
  • Road Closures on 26th Street between Maiden Lane and Tyler in Joplin

    Road Closures on 26th Street between Maiden Lane and Tyler in Joplin

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-09-04 19:00:43 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Road Closures will occur on 26th Street between Maiden Lane and Tyler starting TODAY, Thursday, September 4, 2014 and will continue through Friday, September 5, 2014 from Daylight, 6 a.m. to Dark,7 p.m. The closure is due to the 26th Street Widening. Detours will be in place. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in this area. If you have any questions, please call the Engineering Department at 624-0820, ext. 530.More >>
    Joplin, MO - Road Closures will occur on 26th Street between Maiden Lane and Tyler starting TODAY, Thursday, September 4, 2014 and will continue through Friday, September 5, 2014 from Daylight, 6 a.m. to Dark,7 p.m. The closure is due to the 26th Street Widening. Detours will be in place. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in this area. If you have any questions, please call the Engineering Department at 624-0820, ext. 530.More >>
  • PSU adds parking, student seating in advance of home opener

    PSU adds parking, student seating in advance of home opener

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:55:04 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - In what has become a highly anticipated fall tradition, thousands of fans will pack Pittsburg State University's Carnie Smith Stadium for the first football game of the season, Saturday. And hours before kickoff, thousands of red-clad fans will join in the traditional GorillaFest tailgate party outside the stadium, where there will be food, music and games for kids.To host an event of this magnitude is no small task, requiring months of planning and preparation not only in the...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - In what has become a highly anticipated fall tradition, thousands of fans will pack Pittsburg State University's Carnie Smith Stadium for the first football game of the season, Saturday. And hours before kickoff, thousands of red-clad fans will join in the traditional GorillaFest tailgate party outside the stadium, where there will be food, music and games for kids.To host an event of this magnitude is no small task, requiring months of planning and preparation not only in the...More >>
  • Miami Cemetary Introduces Online Burial Records

    Miami Cemetary Introduces Online Burial Records

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:32:47 GMT
    Miami, OK– The history of the City of Miami and Ottawa County is in many ways buried in the past at G.A.R. Cemetery. The cemetery recently launched a new City website application that includes online burial records and access to share information about your loved ones....More >>
    Miami, OK– The history of the City of Miami and Ottawa County is in many ways buried in the past at G.A.R. Cemetery. The cemetery recently launched a new City website application that includes online burial records and access to share information about your loved ones....
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  • Newton County woman found dead outside her home

    Newton County woman found dead outside her home

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:32:51 GMT
    Investigators say the woman was found in her nightgown.More >>
    Investigators say the woman was found in her nightgown.More >>
  • Plans for new Neosho water tower are in the works

    Plans for new Neosho water tower are in the works

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-09-04 01:01:03 GMT
    Plans for a new Neosho water tower are in the works, as part of the budget discussion for the upcoming fiscal year. Council members say a new tower could be crucial for the city's future.More >>
    Plans for a new Neosho water tower are in the works, as part of the budget discussion for the upcoming fiscal year. Council members say a new tower could be crucial for the city's future.More >>
  • Joplin wanting the public's input for annual festival

    Joplin wanting the public's input for annual festival

    Monday, September 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-09-22 22:53:53 GMT
    Press Release city of Joplin: Public input is being sought regarding the potential for a new annual, signature festival for the Joplin region. Some areas of consideration include: themes or historical references for an event; the activities that could be included in such an event; as well as the logistics of a large community activity including time of year and location.More >>
    Press Release city of Joplin: Public input is being sought regarding the potential for a new annual, signature festival for the Joplin region. Some areas of consideration include: themes or historical references for an event; the activities that could be included in such an event; as well as the logistics of a large community activity including time of year and location.More >>
  • Top ten worst states to call home?

    Top ten worst states to call home?

    Monday, September 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-09-22 22:53:51 GMT
    A study by CNBC reveals the top ten worst states to call home in America.More >>
    A study by CNBC reveals the top ten worst states to call home in America.More >>
  • Pittsburg creates new advisory committee

    Pittsburg creates new advisory committee

    Monday, September 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-09-22 22:53:50 GMT
    The city of Pittsburg created an Active Transportation Advisory Board (ATAB) to aid in future planning and growth of the city's active transportation network.More >>
    The city of Pittsburg created an Active Transportation Advisory Board (ATAB) to aid in future planning and growth of the city's active transportation network.More >>
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