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  • Parsons city officials discuss plans for Prairie West Pond

    Parsons city officials discuss plans for Prairie West Pond

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:32:01 GMT
    Residents of Parsons, Kansas use Prairie West Pond as a recreational area for fishing and picnics. But some say it is losing its appeal. More >>
    Residents of Parsons, Kansas use Prairie West Pond as a recreational area for fishing and picnics. But some say it is losing its appeal. More >>
  • Lawmakers push to keep MO Rehabilitation Center & VA Clinic open

    Lawmakers push to keep MO Rehabilitation Center & VA Clinic open

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:23:43 GMT
    Southwest Missouri lawmakers have met with officials in an attempt to delay or prevent the closing of the Missouri rehabilitation center and VA clinic. Citizens are hoping for a solution. "We're gonna be praying for our community." Members of the Lifebridge Assembly church hold a prayer walk around the Missouri Rehabilitation Center and VA clinic. They're concerned about the impact of centers closing and the loss of three hundred plus jobs. Pastor John McHaffie says, "It effects people in ...More >>
    Southwest Missouri lawmakers have met with officials in an attempt to delay or prevent the closing of the Missouri rehabilitation center and VA clinic. Citizens are hoping for a solution. "We're gonna be praying for our community." Members of the Lifebridge Assembly church hold a prayer walk around the Missouri Rehabilitation Center and VA clinic. They're concerned about the impact of centers closing and the loss of three hundred plus jobs. Pastor John McHaffie says, "It effects people in ...More >>
  • Neosho School District, Crowder College Partner on Autism Program in New Location

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:54:46 GMT
    Thanks to a program in Neosho, children with autism can now learn about independence, and develop valuable skills in a unique type of school.More >>
    Thanks to a program in Neosho, children with autism can now learn about independence, and develop valuable skills in a unique type of school.More >>
  • Chanute Police and KBI Investigate Infant Death

    Chanute Police and KBI Investigate Infant Death

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:32:07 GMT
    The Chanute Kansas Police Department along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the death of 3 month old infant, Rylan Gurney, Chanute. At approximately 1946 hours on 8/16/14 ambulance services were dispatched to North Steuben, Chanute for a child with respiratory problems. More >>
    The Chanute Kansas Police Department along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the death of 3 month old infant, Rylan Gurney, Chanute. At approximately 1946 hours on 8/16/14 ambulance services were dispatched to North Steuben, Chanute for a child with respiratory problems. More >>
  • Southeast Kansas Roofers react to Kansas Roofing Act

    Southeast Kansas Roofers react to Kansas Roofing Act

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:56:28 GMT
    An act passed by Kansas leaders was to ensure homeowners in the state would avoid doing business with unethical or "fly-by-night" roofing contractors.More >>
    An act passed by Kansas leaders was to ensure homeowners in the state would avoid doing business with unethical or "fly-by-night" roofing contractors.More >>
  • Carl Junction school district partners with Freeman Health to give students access to medical clinic near school

    Carl Junction school district partners with Freeman Health to give students access to medical clinic near school

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:31:44 GMT
    Carl Junction has partnered with Freeman Health System to create the next best thing to a school-based clinic. Students will get priority access to the Carl Junction Family Medicine Clinic including transportation but all only if parents agree.Nurse Bridget Day at Carl Junction high school has regular visitors taking medications. But some come in needing more health care and now she can send them to the Carl Junction...More >>
    Carl Junction has partnered with Freeman Health System to create the next best thing to a school-based clinic. Students will get priority access to the Carl Junction Family Medicine Clinic including transportation but all only if parents agree.Nurse Bridget Day at Carl Junction high school has regular visitors taking medications. But some come in needing more health care and now she can send them to the Carl Junction...More >>
  • Federal Funds Help Provide Medical Care to Afton, OK Community

    Federal Funds Help Provide Medical Care to Afton, OK Community

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:34:15 GMT
    Thanks to federal grants, a small town community that has been battling poverty conditions is now able to receive affordable medical treatment. And with future plans to expand and provide even more specialized care, the staff at this clinic are ready to serve anyone who walks through the door. More >>
    Thanks to federal grants, a small town community that has been battling poverty conditions is now able to receive affordable medical treatment. And with future plans to expand and provide even more specialized care, the staff at this clinic are ready to serve anyone who walks through the door. More >>
  • City Assisting Landlords With Utility Billing Notification

    City Assisting Landlords With Utility Billing Notification

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:55:03 GMT
    Joplin, MO - To help property owners of rental property, the City of Joplin's Utility Billing division has created a registration form that will allow them to be notified of tenants' delinquencies in payment of their monthly waste, water and trash billing. The City is offering this to landlords on a voluntary basis. By completing the form and agreement with their tenants, landlords/property owners will receive third-party duplicate copies of delinquent and termination notices sent to tenants....More >>
    Joplin, MO - To help property owners of rental property, the City of Joplin's Utility Billing division has created a registration form that will allow them to be notified of tenants' delinquencies in payment of their monthly waste, water and trash billing. The City is offering this to landlords on a voluntary basis. By completing the form and agreement with their tenants, landlords/property owners will receive third-party duplicate copies of delinquent and termination notices sent to tenants....More >>
  • Balloon release for Adriaunna Horton, one year later

    Balloon release for Adriaunna Horton, one year later

    Sunday, August 25 2013 9:28 PM EDT2013-08-26 01:28:12 GMT
    One year later, after 12 year old Adriannua Horton was taken from a Golden City, Missouri neighborhood park family and friends gather to honor her life. More >>
    One year later, after 12 year old Adriannua Horton was taken from a Golden City, Missouri neighborhood park family and friends gather to honor her life. More >>
  • City of Neosho determines 2015 property tax rate

    City of Neosho determines 2015 property tax rate

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:19:43 GMT
    In a 3 to 2 vote tonight, the Neosho City Council finalized a property tax levy amount for the fiscal year 2015.More >>
    In a 3 to 2 vote tonight, the Neosho City Council finalized a property tax levy amount for the fiscal year 2015.More >>
  • Man Enters Home Near Golden, MO

    Man Enters Home Near Golden, MO

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:09:49 GMT
    Barry County - On Tuesday, August 19th at 08:00 a.m., the Barry County Sheriff's Office received a call from a female stating that a man was trying to get in her residence and possibly had a weapon. When Sheriff Mick Epperly ,Deputy Bill Watkins and Deputy Cole, Detective Terry Meek arrived they spoke with the homeowner who stated that someone had been in his RV, which was located beside the residence. Sheriff Mick Epperly and Deputy Watkins searched the RV and found no one. After they finish...More >>
    Barry County - On Tuesday, August 19th at 08:00 a.m., the Barry County Sheriff's Office received a call from a female stating that a man was trying to get in her residence and possibly had a weapon. When Sheriff Mick Epperly ,Deputy Bill Watkins and Deputy Cole, Detective Terry Meek arrived they spoke with the homeowner who stated that someone had been in his RV, which was located beside the residence. Sheriff Mick Epperly and Deputy Watkins searched the RV and found no one. After they finish...More >>
  • Joplin School Board holds public hearing on proposed tax levy changes

    Joplin School Board holds public hearing on proposed tax levy changes

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:48:51 GMT
    Tonight the Joplin school board will conduct a public hearing on the districts tax levy. Officials say it will stay the same at three-dollars and 66 cents for every one-hundred dollars in property assessment.But money is moving from one fund to another.The Joplin school board's levy resolution simply calls for eliminating a voluntary rollback. But the proposal from Chief Financial Officer Paul Barr, includes shifting...More >>
    Tonight the Joplin school board will conduct a public hearing on the districts tax levy. Officials say it will stay the same at three-dollars and 66 cents for every one-hundred dollars in property assessment.But money is moving from one fund to another.The Joplin school board's levy resolution simply calls for eliminating a voluntary rollback. But the proposal from Chief Financial Officer Paul Barr, includes shifting...More >>
  • USD 247 offers building for $1 per year lease to City of McCune

    USD 247 offers building for $1 per year lease to City of McCune

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:24:39 GMT
    Cherokee, KS -One dollar each year for 25 years. A one-time offer is being made by the USD 247 Board of Education to the City of McCune for use of the former McCune Elementary School building. On Thursday August 14 the Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution proposing a negotiation with the City of McCune to work out the details."The city already has permission to use the building for their homecoming activities, their annual Fall Festival and, while the building is not FEMA appr...More >>
    Cherokee, KS -One dollar each year for 25 years. A one-time offer is being made by the USD 247 Board of Education to the City of McCune for use of the former McCune Elementary School building. On Thursday August 14 the Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution proposing a negotiation with the City of McCune to work out the details."The city already has permission to use the building for their homecoming activities, their annual Fall Festival and, while the building is not FEMA appr...More >>
  • Joplin hires project manager for new library

    Joplin hires project manager for new library

    Saturday, January 5 2013 9:02 PM EST2013-01-06 02:02:03 GMT
     The city of Joplin has hired a project manager to complete a library at 20th and Connecticut streets.
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    The city of Joplin has hired a project manager to complete a library at 20th and Connecticut streets.
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  • Volunteers begin move to new Joplin High School

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:58:10 GMT
    Monday was Moving day for the Joplin School District, as trucks began loading up with supplies and heading for the new home of JHS."We had to pack up the 9 and 10 campus, then come here. And we've been taking these up here and down and trying to load them up on the elevator" says Joplin Junior Student, Desiree Hawkins.Box after box make their way onto trucks as the former homes for Joplin School campuses prepare to close one door and open another."We've done three middle schools, and then ano...More >>
    Monday was Moving day for the Joplin School District, as trucks began loading up with supplies and heading for the new home of JHS."We had to pack up the 9 and 10 campus, then come here. And we've been taking these up here and down and trying to load them up on the elevator" says Joplin Junior Student, Desiree Hawkins.Box after box make their way onto trucks as the former homes for Joplin School campuses prepare to close one door and open another."We've done three middle schools, and then ano...More >>
  • *Update* Search for shooting suspect continues in Newton County

    *Update* Search for shooting suspect continues in Newton County

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:36:27 GMT
    The search for a shooting suspect continues in Newton County. The Newton County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the shooting, after a victim was found around 5 a.m. this morning in a rural area outside the southwest side of Joplin. The victim, 44-year-old Tommy Webb, was found in a vehicle with two gun shot wounds. Webb is currently in stable condition at Freeman Health System.More >>
    The search for a shooting suspect continues in Newton County. The Newton County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the shooting, after a victim was found around 5 a.m. this morning in a rural area outside the southwest side of Joplin. The victim, 44-year-old Tommy Webb, was found in a vehicle with two gun shot wounds. Webb is currently in stable condition at Freeman Health System.More >>
  • Newton County Shooting early this morning

    Newton County Shooting early this morning

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:35:33 GMT
    Joplin, MO - A shooting investigation is underway in Newton County. Officers repsponded to a rural area on the southwest side of the city of Joplin around 5 AM. The victim was in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Cherry Road. Authorities say the victim is a 44-year old male and currently in stable condition at Freeman Hospital with two gun shot wounds. Officials say the victim was under the influence of intoxicants or some type of drug and that the incident was most likely a personal conflict....More >>
    Joplin, MO - A shooting investigation is underway in Newton County. Officers repsponded to a rural area on the southwest side of the city of Joplin around 5 AM. The victim was in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Cherry Road. Authorities say the victim is a 44-year old male and currently in stable condition at Freeman Hospital with two gun shot wounds. Officials say the victim was under the influence of intoxicants or some type of drug and that the incident was most likely a personal conflict....More >>
  • Congresswoman Jenkins Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Congresswoman Jenkins Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:55:26 GMT
    Topeka, KS - Communications Director Thomas Brandt announced yesterday Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins has completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Sunday. The Congresswoman nominated Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast, Washburn University President Dr. Jerry Farley, and Topeka Capital-Journal editor Tomari Quinn. They now have 24 hours to complete the #ALSIceBucketChallenge or donate to ALS.More >>
    Topeka, KS - Communications Director Thomas Brandt announced yesterday Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins has completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Sunday. The Congresswoman nominated Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast, Washburn University President Dr. Jerry Farley, and Topeka Capital-Journal editor Tomari Quinn. They now have 24 hours to complete the #ALSIceBucketChallenge or donate to ALS.
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  • Art Feeds expands to more communities

    Art Feeds expands to more communities

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:50:18 GMT
    The program works to feed creative development in children. The Joplin chapter is currently in 16 schools, affecting 5500 children. Meg Bourne, the non-profit's founder, will becomeCEO of Art Feeds National, as it has created chapters in Carthage and Moore, Oklahoma.Additional staff will manage the Joplin chapter. Saturday night, Art Feeds raised $55,000 with its first ever gala.More >>
    The program works to feed creative development in children. The Joplin chapter is currently in 16 schools, affecting 5500 children. Meg Bourne, the non-profit's founder, will becomeCEO of Art Feeds National, as it has created chapters in Carthage and Moore, Oklahoma.Additional staff will manage the Joplin chapter. Saturday night, Art Feeds raised $55,000 with its first ever gala.More >>
  • Convocation ceremony at MSSU encourages students to focus on end goal

    Convocation ceremony at MSSU encourages students to focus on end goal

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:07:41 GMT
    Around 800 freshmen are beginning their journey at Missouri Southern State University this year. Many kicked off the semester at convocation this afternoon.More >>
    Around 800 freshmen are beginning their journey at Missouri Southern State University this year. Many kicked off the semester at convocation this afternoon.More >>
  • Residents encouraged to take action in response to $6.6 million in library funding cuts

    Residents encouraged to take action in response to $6.6 million in library funding cuts

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:04:53 GMT
    Staff members at the Joplin Public Library are encouraging residents to take action in response to $6.6 million in funding cuts.More >>
    Staff members at the Joplin Public Library are encouraging residents to take action in response to $6.6 million in funding cuts.More >>
  • Joplin Humane Society receives renovations today thanks to a $10,000 grant

    Joplin Humane Society receives renovations today thanks to a $10,000 grant

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:26:54 GMT
    The Joplin Humane Society is receiving several new renovations today, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Pedigree. $5,000 from the grant will go towards purchasing dog food, while the remaining $5,000 covers the cost of renovations to the outdoor play yards, intake area and cat cages.More >>
    The Joplin Humane Society is receiving several new renovations today, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Pedigree. $5,000 from the grant will go towards purchasing dog food, while the remaining $5,000 covers the cost of renovations to the outdoor play yards, intake area and cat cages.More >>
  • PSU Dorm Residents Use the Weekend to Move In to Some Newly Renovated Rooms

    PSU Dorm Residents Use the Weekend to Move In to Some Newly Renovated Rooms

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:44:39 GMT
    It's move -in day at local universities. That's ringing thousands of new bodies into the communityTwelve hundred students will be living away from home in the dorms at Pittsburg State University. Students moving into Dillinger hall are finding a renovated space. Nation hall also got a makeover this summer. Students get a 230 square foot room. But more importantly had friendly helpers to ease their transition. Some who've had the help themselves.Move-in crew member Laura Kitch remembers her ar...More >>
    It's move -in day at local universities. That's ringing thousands of new bodies into the communityTwelve hundred students will be living away from home in the dorms at Pittsburg State University. Students moving into Dillinger hall are finding a renovated space. Nation hall also got a makeover this summer. Students get a 230 square foot room. But more importantly had friendly helpers to ease their transition. Some who've had the help themselves.Move-in crew member Laura Kitch remembers her ar...More >>
  • Joplin hosts the first day of the second annual Hot Bike Tour

    Joplin hosts the first day of the second annual Hot Bike Tour

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:54:41 GMT
    Motorcycle enthusiasts from across the four-states and beyond gathered to celebrate custom bikes and the open road. More >>
    Motorcycle enthusiasts from across the four-states and beyond gathered to celebrate custom bikes and the open road. More >>
  • Higher enrollment at MSSU has economic impact on Joplin

    Higher enrollment at MSSU has economic impact on Joplin

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:26:50 GMT
    Students are moving in this week at Missouri Southern State University. All residence halls and apartment buildings on campus received $2 million worth of renovations this summer, including new carpet, paint, counter tops and furniture.More >>
    Students are moving in this week at Missouri Southern State University. All residence halls and apartment buildings on campus received $2 million worth of renovations this summer, including new carpet, paint, counter tops and furniture.More >>
  • Proceeds from 13th annual Svitak Freedom Ride go towards bicycles for children in military families

    Proceeds from 13th annual Svitak Freedom Ride go towards bicycles for children in military families

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-16 14:12:00 GMT
    Some children in military families will be receiving a new bicycle this Christmas, thanks to proceeds from the 13th annual Svitak Freedom Ride in Joplin today. 340 bikers gathered at Missouri Southern State University at 7 a.m. this morning to begin routes ranging anywhere from 10 to 100 miles.More >>
    Some children in military families will be receiving a new bicycle this Christmas, thanks to proceeds from the 13th annual Svitak Freedom Ride in Joplin today. 340 bikers gathered at Missouri Southern State University at 7 a.m. this morning to begin routes ranging anywhere from 10 to 100 miles.More >>
  • Joplin resident voices concern over high electricity deposit

    Joplin resident voices concern over high electricity deposit

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:09:31 GMT
    Ben Sargeant and his family relocated back to Joplin this summer. The move was going well until he learned the cost of his electricity deposit would be $520. "That just doesn't seem fair if you're trying to rent a place," he said.The deposit was in addition to a bill of $81.92 from when he previously lived in Joplin with his former wife. For Sargeant, it was too costly and he begged with the provider. "I went back and forth explaining I won't have enough money for groceries or anything if I p...More >>
    Ben Sargeant and his family relocated back to Joplin this summer. The move was going well until he learned the cost of his electricity deposit would be $520. "That just doesn't seem fair if you're trying to rent a place," he said.The deposit was in addition to a bill of $81.92 from when he previously lived in Joplin with his former wife. For Sargeant, it was too costly and he begged with the provider. "I went back and forth explaining I won't have enough money for groceries or anything if I p...More >>
  • Local law enforcement officials discuss policy when it comes to protecting officers

    Local law enforcement officials discuss policy when it comes to protecting officers

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:38:36 GMT
    In light of Ferguson Police releasing the name today of the officer who shot Michael Brown, local law enforcement officials discuss their policy when it comes to protecting officers.More >>
    In light of Ferguson Police releasing the name today of the officer who shot Michael Brown, local law enforcement officials discuss their policy when it comes to protecting officers.More >>
  • Neosho authorities continue search for leads into high school vandalism

    Neosho authorities continue search for leads into high school vandalism

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 02:20:26 GMT
    The Neosho High School is once-again full of bustling teens. But just days prior to the start of classes, it was the site of vandalism. "Quite a bit of property destruction occurred in all these locations," said Neosho Police Chief Dave McCracken.The locations include the agricultural building, a classroom trailer, and the concessions stand. Authorities found broken windows and skylights, damaged computers and hallway destruction. They also discovered damage from discharged fire extinguishers...More >>
    The Neosho High School is once-again full of bustling teens. But just days prior to the start of classes, it was the site of vandalism. "Quite a bit of property destruction occurred in all these locations," said Neosho Police Chief Dave McCracken.The locations include the agricultural building, a classroom trailer, and the concessions stand. Authorities found broken windows and skylights, damaged computers and hallway destruction. They also discovered damage from discharged fire extinguishers...More >>
  • State Auditor Announces Audit of the City of Joplin

    State Auditor Announces Audit of the City of Joplin

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:10:10 GMT
    State Auditor Tom Schweich announced today that supporters of a petition audit of the City of Joplin turned in 5,079 signatures to obtain the audit. After 2,000 signatures were verified by the Jasper County Clerk, the counting process stopped since supporters obtained more than the required 1,776. More >>
    State Auditor Tom Schweich announced today that supporters of a petition audit of the City of Joplin turned in 5,079 signatures to obtain the audit. After 2,000 signatures were verified by the Jasper County Clerk, the counting process stopped since supporters obtained more than the required 1,776. More >>
  • A Bar Association Study of MO Public Defenders Stirs Talk of Privatizing the system;Local Representative Comments

    A Bar Association Study of MO Public Defenders Stirs Talk of Privatizing the system;Local Representative Comments

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:07:02 GMT
    An American Bar Association report called "The Missouri Project" confirms what many people in the court system have known for years, that the state's public defenders have crushing caseloads and can't dedicate the expected hours to some cases."Just out of Jasper County, ten to twenty cases in a day, not everyday," says District Public Defender Darren Wallace as he goes through applications from people needing attorney...More >>
    An American Bar Association report called "The Missouri Project" confirms what many people in the court system have known for years, that the state's public defenders have crushing caseloads and can't dedicate the expected hours to some cases."Just out of Jasper County, ten to twenty cases in a day, not everyday," says District Public Defender Darren Wallace as he goes through applications from people needing attorney...More >>
  • Jasper County Sheriff looking for Assault Suspect of a Law Enforcement Agency

    Jasper County Sheriff looking for Assault Suspect of a Law Enforcement Agency

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:42:36 GMT
    On August 13th at approximately 10:30 AM, Jasper County Sheriff's Deputies got into a pursuit with a stolen black Chevy Tahoe. More >>
    On August 13th at approximately 10:30 AM, Jasper County Sheriff's Deputies got into a pursuit with a stolen black Chevy Tahoe. More >>
  • Webb City Police Warns Business About Scam

    Webb City Police Warns Business About Scam

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:31:44 GMT
    A scam is hitting business in Webb City. The suspect is asking businesses for money needed on softball uniforms. More >>
    A scam is hitting business in Webb City. The suspect is asking businesses for money needed on softball uniforms. More >>
  • Last Flick-N-Float of the Summer

    Last Flick-N-Float of the Summer

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:21:00 GMT
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be shown starting at 9:00pm. This is a pre-teen night for children ages 8-12 to attend!An additional screening will be shown on Saturday, August 16th for the Teen Night for children ages 13 and older.Admission for the event is $5 per child and $7 per adult; admission includes swimming and movie. More >>
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be shown starting at 9:00pm. This is a pre-teen night for children ages 8-12 to attend!An additional screening will be shown on Saturday, August 16th for the Teen Night for children ages 13 and older.Admission for the event is $5 per child and $7 per adult; admission includes swimming and movie. More >>
  • 8th Annual Dog Swim

    8th Annual Dog Swim

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:09:48 GMT
    Dogs and their owners are invited to take a dip before the pool is drained for the summer. The Dog Swim is a great way for your pup to get relief from the summer heat.


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    Dogs and their owners are invited to take a dip before the pool is drained for the summer. The Dog Swim is a great way for your pup to get relief from the summer heat.

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  • Vernon County Fugitive Task Force Arrest Eleven Fugitives

    Vernon County Fugitive Task Force Arrest Eleven Fugitives

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:48:16 GMT
    Eleven more people are behind bars ranging from probation violations, false imprisonment, and assault to possession of a controlled substance, tampering with a motor vehicle, and failure to register as a sex offender were served by the Task Force last week. More >>
    Eleven more people are behind bars ranging from probation violations, false imprisonment, and assault to possession of a controlled substance, tampering with a motor vehicle, and failure to register as a sex offender were served by the Task Force last week. More >>
  • City reminds residents of the tree limb disposal options

    City reminds residents of the tree limb disposal options

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:10:30 GMT
    Joplin, KS - The City will continue to open the tree limb drop-off site for free tree limb and brush drop-off on the third Saturday of the every month, until further notice. On August 16, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free drop-off service is for Joplin residents only and has no load limits.More >>
    Joplin, KS - The City will continue to open the tree limb drop-off site for free tree limb and brush drop-off on the third Saturday of the every month, until further notice. On August 16, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free drop-off service is for Joplin residents only and has no load limits.
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  • Children's Haven Receives $18,000 Grant From General Mills

    Children's Haven Receives $18,000 Grant From General Mills

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:03:51 GMT
    CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLS TO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDRENMore >>
    CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLS TO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDREN
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  • Children's Haven Receives an $18,000 Grant

    Children's Haven Receives an $18,000 Grant

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:53:18 GMT
    CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLSTO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDREN Joplin, MO –Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri has received an $18,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation on behalf of the Joplin General Mills Community Action Council, to support their crisis care services for children in Southwest Missouri. “We are grateful to General Mills for their on-going support and this year's grant will help continue our mission of making area children safer.” sai...More >>
    CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLSTO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDREN Joplin, MO –Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri has received an $18,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation on behalf of the Joplin General Mills Community Action Council, to support their crisis care services for children in Southwest Missouri. “We are grateful to General Mills for their on-going support and this year's grant will help continue our mission of making area children safer.” sai...More >>
  • Free Furniture and Appliance Giveaway at Carthage Crisis Center

    Free Furniture and Appliance Giveaway at Carthage Crisis Center

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:01:12 GMT
    The Carthage Crisis Center is holding a Free Furniture and Appliance Distribution on Saturday September 6th, 8-10 AM.Come if you need Furniture and Appliances to furnish your home.House Fire Victims WelcomeBring a truck or trailer to haul items always.Location: 100 South Main St. Carthage, Missouri (parking lot on the east side of the Building)We need volunteers to help us on distribution day. Bring your family, small group or youth group and serve!!! Give Tim or Connie a call.Call 417-358-3533More >>
    The Carthage Crisis Center is holding a Free Furniture and Appliance Distribution on Saturday September 6th, 8-10 AM.Come if you need Furniture and Appliances to furnish your home.House Fire Victims WelcomeBring a truck or trailer to haul items always.Location: 100 South Main St. Carthage, Missouri (parking lot on the east side of the Building)We need volunteers to help us on distribution day. Bring your family, small group or youth group and serve!!! Give Tim or Connie a call.Call 417-358-3533More >>
  • White Wins Two Competitions

    White Wins Two Competitions

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:35:02 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Jerah White, a student and resident of Joplin Mo was recently crowned the 2014 Liberty Girl and the National Little Miss for All American Girl, a youth development program. Jerah was crowned earlier this spring as the 2014 Little Miss Missouri, earning the chance to advance to the national competition held in Portland Oregon. The programs’ platform is Autism and her personal platforms are bullying and childhood obesity. Jerah has spent most of her summer participating in communit...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Jerah White, a student and resident of Joplin Mo was recently crowned the 2014 Liberty Girl and the National Little Miss for All American Girl, a youth development program. Jerah was crowned earlier this spring as the 2014 Little Miss Missouri, earning the chance to advance to the national competition held in Portland Oregon. The programs’ platform is Autism and her personal platforms are bullying and childhood obesity. Jerah has spent most of her summer participating in communit...More >>
  • Local Florist Is Giving Away 1500 Flowers

    Local Florist Is Giving Away 1500 Flowers

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:04:52 GMT
    Local FTD Florist Plans to Give Away 1500 Free Flowers for the 20th Anniversary of FTD Good Neighbor DayResidents of Joplin and surrounding communities will have the unique opportunity to meet each other and develop new friendships when Don Davis Florist hosts the 20th annual FTD Good Neighbor Day event on September 10, 2014. Beginning at 8:30AM, Don Davis Florist at 1710 E 32nd St will give away 1500 flowers in bunches of a dozen, absolutely FREE to anyone who visits the shop, while supplies...More >>
    Local FTD Florist Plans to Give Away 1500 Free Flowers for the 20th Anniversary of FTD Good Neighbor DayResidents of Joplin and surrounding communities will have the unique opportunity to meet each other and develop new friendships when Don Davis Florist hosts the 20th annual FTD Good Neighbor Day event on September 10, 2014. Beginning at 8:30AM, Don Davis Florist at 1710 E 32nd St will give away 1500 flowers in bunches of a dozen, absolutely FREE to anyone who visits the shop, while supplies...More >>
  • Backpack Giveaway For Two Pittsburg Elementary Schools

    Backpack Giveaway For Two Pittsburg Elementary Schools

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:52:09 GMT
    Press ReleaseFlag Church held a backpack giveaway for all students at Westside and Meadowlark Elementary Thursday evening. Students were given necessary school supplies as well as offered a new pair of shoes for the Spring. Gifts were also given to the teachers and the principal. This is the second year the church has done this event. Birthed last year by Youth and Outreach Pastor Anthony Navaratnam, this year's event was led by by Christine Hess and Meagan Swafford."We see this as an amazing...More >>
    Press ReleaseFlag Church held a backpack giveaway for all students at Westside and Meadowlark Elementary Thursday evening. Students were given necessary school supplies as well as offered a new pair of shoes for the Spring. Gifts were also given to the teachers and the principal. This is the second year the church has done this event. Birthed last year by Youth and Outreach Pastor Anthony Navaratnam, this year's event was led by by Christine Hess and Meagan Swafford."We see this as an amazing...More >>
  • Carl Junction School District officials say early dismissal on Fridays will allow teachers to better collaborate

    Carl Junction School District officials say early dismissal on Fridays will allow teachers to better collaborate

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-08-13 02:11:02 GMT
    Getting out of school early is not something you will generally hear kids complain about and this year, Carl Junction Schools will dismiss early on every Friday.More >>
    Getting out of school early is not something you will generally hear kids complain about and this year, Carl Junction Schools will dismiss early on every Friday.More >>
  • Hospital property donation to city of Joplin will extend Cunningham Park

    Hospital property donation to city of Joplin will extend Cunningham Park

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:06:13 GMT
    Joplin's Irving elementary sits on the south end of property that was once the Saint John's hospital campus. Now the north end is getting a purpose. Mercy hospital donated land to the city of Joplin so Cunningham park can be extended.Cunningham park is a place where children play but also one with memorials to those killed in the Joplin tornado. Now the land across the street where St. John's hospital once stood will ...More >>
    Joplin's Irving elementary sits on the south end of property that was once the Saint John's hospital campus. Now the north end is getting a purpose. Mercy hospital donated land to the city of Joplin so Cunningham park can be extended.Cunningham park is a place where children play but also one with memorials to those killed in the Joplin tornado. Now the land across the street where St. John's hospital once stood will ...More >>
  • ***Update*** Jake's Fireworks

    ***Update*** Jake's Fireworks

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:56:07 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Update from Sheriff Dan Peak, Statement from Owner/CEO of Jake's Fireworks Jake MariettaMore >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Update from Sheriff Dan Peak, Statement from Owner/CEO of Jake's Fireworks Jake Marietta
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  • TBRA Applications Halted - Demand Exceeds Availability

    TBRA Applications Halted - Demand Exceeds Availability

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:43:09 GMT
    GIRARD, KS – The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), one of the recipients of Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) grant, announced that they will no longer accept applications for the TBRA program, effective at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 18th, 2014. SEK-CAP has received enough eligible applications to meet the funding capacity for this grant year. No applications will be accepted after 4:30pm on Monday, August 18th. SEK-CAP will issue another press release to notify the publi...More >>
    GIRARD, KS – The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), one of the recipients of Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) grant, announced that they will no longer accept applications for the TBRA program, effective at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 18th, 2014. SEK-CAP has received enough eligible applications to meet the funding capacity for this grant year. No applications will be accepted after 4:30pm on Monday, August 18th. SEK-CAP will issue another press release to notify the publi...More >>
  • Public events on Saturday, August 16 to increase roadway traffic

    Public events on Saturday, August 16 to increase roadway traffic

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:38:01 GMT
    Joplin, MO - On Saturday, August 16, the public will see numerous dragsters, motorcycles and cyclists along our roadways as several events take place in and around Joplin.Members of the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Joplin Police Department will hold a Press Conference at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13 to discuss several important factors with these events that can help citizens and visitors be safe while enjoying these events or other Saturday activities. The press conference...More >>
    Joplin, MO - On Saturday, August 16, the public will see numerous dragsters, motorcycles and cyclists along our roadways as several events take place in and around Joplin.Members of the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Joplin Police Department will hold a Press Conference at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13 to discuss several important factors with these events that can help citizens and visitors be safe while enjoying these events or other Saturday activities. The press conference...More >>
  • Cherokee, KS Girl Wins National Pageant

    Cherokee, KS Girl Wins National Pageant

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:11:18 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - Southeast Elementary second grader Kaydynce Ruddick was crowned Mini Miss Kansas this past May, and on Friday August 8, she was crowned All American Girl Mini Miss Royalty at the national competition in Portland, Oregon.“I am so proud of my Kaydynce,” said mom, Trisha Ruddick. “Our blonde hair, blue eyed, freckle faced country girl from Southeast Kansas went to Oregon and competed against girls who go every year trying to get that title and she won it.”Mom said Kaydynce is exci...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - Southeast Elementary second grader Kaydynce Ruddick was crowned Mini Miss Kansas this past May, and on Friday August 8, she was crowned All American Girl Mini Miss Royalty at the national competition in Portland, Oregon.“I am so proud of my Kaydynce,” said mom, Trisha Ruddick. “Our blonde hair, blue eyed, freckle faced country girl from Southeast Kansas went to Oregon and competed against girls who go every year trying to get that title and she won it.”Mom said Kaydynce is exci...More >>
  • Burrows Named NEO Equestrian Coach

    Burrows Named NEO Equestrian Coach

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:08:08 GMT
    Miami, Okla. – Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 – Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) is pleased to announce that Amanda Burrows, current horse judging coach, will take on the role of NEO’s equestrian coach starting this fall. Burrows succeeds former equestrian coach Chelsie Huseman. Burrows will coach both horse judging and equestrian teams. NEO has been holding a reputable standing in its agriculture department, let alone equine coaching, and now Burrows will be its second coach since its beginnin...More >>
    Miami, Okla. – Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 – Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) is pleased to announce that Amanda Burrows, current horse judging coach, will take on the role of NEO’s equestrian coach starting this fall. Burrows succeeds former equestrian coach Chelsie Huseman. Burrows will coach both horse judging and equestrian teams. NEO has been holding a reputable standing in its agriculture department, let alone equine coaching, and now Burrows will be its second coach since its beginnin...More >>
  • The Benders: A Two Part Report

    The Benders: A Two Part Report

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-08-12 00:35:56 GMT
    In the early 1870's, four German immigrants settled on the prairie of Labette County, Kansas. They built a house with a general store, and kept the doors open for travelers. From afar, they might have seemed ordinary. Up close, they were anything but. "One of them would go around the back of the blanket and conk them on the back of the head with the hammer," said Jim Hogben. "They were serial killers," said Michelle Martin. "There was as many as 11 or 12 people buried in their backyard," sai...More >>
    In the early 1870's, four German immigrants settled on the prairie of Labette County, Kansas. They built a house with a general store, and kept the doors open for travelers. From afar, they might have seemed ordinary. Up close, they were anything but. "One of them would go around the back of the blanket and conk them on the back of the head with the hammer," said Jim Hogben. "They were serial killers," said Michelle Martin. "There was as many as 11 or 12 people buried in their backyard," sai...More >>
  • Law enforcement officials offer tips for parents reviewing back to school safety with their kids

    Law enforcement officials offer tips for parents reviewing back to school safety with their kids

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:16:58 GMT
    Local law enforcement officials remind parents of the importance of reviewing back to school safety with their children.More >>
    Local law enforcement officials remind parents of the importance of reviewing back to school safety with their children.More >>
  • Carl Junction Man Pleads Guilty to Failed Attempt to Receive Tornado Benefits

    Carl Junction Man Pleads Guilty to Failed Attempt to Receive Tornado Benefits

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:00:43 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Carl Junction, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to making false statements to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a failed attempt to fraudulently receive federal disaster benefits following the tornado that struck the city of Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, killing 158 people and causing more than $2.9 billion in damage.Gary L. Mitchell, Jr., 35, of Carl...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Carl Junction, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to making false statements to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a failed attempt to fraudulently receive federal disaster benefits following the tornado that struck the city of Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, killing 158 people and causing more than $2.9 billion in damage.Gary L. Mitchell, Jr., 35, of Carl...More >>
  • K-126 Crack Seal & Chip Seal Postponed until August 25th

    K-126 Crack Seal & Chip Seal Postponed until August 25th

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:59:27 GMT
    Kansas - On Monday, Aug. 25, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to begin a crack sealing project on K-126 east of Pittsburg. The project will run from the east city limits of Pittsburg to the Kansas-Missouri state line. The work is expected to be finished in one week, weather permitting. This project was originally scheduled to begin on August 11 but has been postponed.After the crack sealing is completed the contractor will leave the project and return in September to place...More >>
    Kansas - On Monday, Aug. 25, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to begin a crack sealing project on K-126 east of Pittsburg. The project will run from the east city limits of Pittsburg to the Kansas-Missouri state line. The work is expected to be finished in one week, weather permitting. This project was originally scheduled to begin on August 11 but has been postponed.After the crack sealing is completed the contractor will leave the project and return in September to place...More >>
  • Neosho Area COC BBQ & Golf Tournament

    Neosho Area COC BBQ & Golf Tournament

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:49:27 GMT
    Neosho, MO - Registration is now open for Neosho's 39th Annual Business Industrial Appreciation Barbecue "lunch" and the 28th Annual Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 25th. The Golf Tournament will be a two-person scramble with a $60.00 entry fee that includes all fees, mulligans and a cart. Payments recieved after September 19th will be $70.00 per golfer. Chairmen Kelly and Taylor stressed that registration is limited to the first 54 teams, so industries should get their entries in early...More >>
    Neosho, MO - Registration is now open for Neosho's 39th Annual Business Industrial Appreciation Barbecue "lunch" and the 28th Annual Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 25th. The Golf Tournament will be a two-person scramble with a $60.00 entry fee that includes all fees, mulligans and a cart. Payments recieved after September 19th will be $70.00 per golfer. Chairmen Kelly and Taylor stressed that registration is limited to the first 54 teams, so industries should get their entries in early...More >>
  • Developmental Screening Schedule in Girard

    Developmental Screening Schedule in Girard

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-11 15:50:50 GMT
    SEK - Developmental screening will be available for all children from birth to age 5 who may be in need of special education and related services in Crawford and Cherokee counties during the morning of Friday, August 15 at RV Haderlein Elementary, 520 W. Prarie in Girard, KS.Vision, hearing, speech, and developmental screenings will be conducted for children birth to age 5 at NO COST. This free screening is sponsored by the Southeast Kansas Interlocal #637 and the local school districts servi...More >>
    SEK - Developmental screening will be available for all children from birth to age 5 who may be in need of special education and related services in Crawford and Cherokee counties during the morning of Friday, August 15 at RV Haderlein Elementary, 520 W. Prarie in Girard, KS.Vision, hearing, speech, and developmental screenings will be conducted for children birth to age 5 at NO COST. This free screening is sponsored by the Southeast Kansas Interlocal #637 and the local school districts servi...More >>
  • Joplin High School delays grand opening

    Joplin High School Delays Grand opening

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-08-11 04:10:15 GMT
    School is delayed for students of the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center.More >>
    School is delayed for students of the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center.More >>
  • Phone call scam using local area codes

    Phone call scam using local area codes

    Sunday, August 10 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-11 00:10:33 GMT
    While most scam phone calls come from an unrecognized number, some residents in the Four States are seeing a recent trend in scam artists using local area codes.More >>
    While most scam phone calls come from an unrecognized number, some residents in the Four States are seeing a recent trend in scam artists using local area codes.More >>
  • More than 400 pieces of ancient African art see the light at Missouri Southern State University

    More than 400 pieces of ancient African art see the light at Missouri Southern State University

    Sunday, August 10 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-11 00:08:38 GMT
    More than 400 pieces of ancient African art are now seeing the light at Missouri Southern State University, after being hidden a way in storage for nearly 15 years. Most of the pieces are ritualistic, religious items from the Congo, dating back to the 19th century. Some pieces even date back to the mid 1500's.More >>
    More than 400 pieces of ancient African art are now seeing the light at Missouri Southern State University, after being hidden a way in storage for nearly 15 years. Most of the pieces are ritualistic, religious items from the Congo, dating back to the 19th century. Some pieces even date back to the mid 1500's.More >>
  • Joplin is home to another ice cream shop

    Joplin is home to another ice cream shop

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:27:38 GMT
    Baskin Robbins planned a soft opening, but customers keep coming in droves to the store between 30th and 31st Streets on Main Street.More >>
    Baskin Robbins planned a soft opening, but customers keep coming in droves to the store between 30th and 31st Streets on Main Street.More >>
  • Local law enforcement officials work together to keep Marian Days safe

    Local law enforcement officials work together to keep Marian Days safe

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-10 00:08:53 GMT
    The nearly 70,000 people who are attending the 37th annual Marian Days festival in Carthage are not letting a little rain bring down their tents.More >>
    The nearly 70,000 people who are attending the 37th annual Marian Days festival in Carthage are not letting a little rain bring down their tents.More >>
  • Miners Hall Museum works to preserve local history by investing in next generation

    Miners Hall Museum works to preserve local history by investing in next generation

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-10 00:06:11 GMT
    The Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS is working to preserve local history by investing in the next generation.More >>
    The Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS is working to preserve local history by investing in the next generation.More >>
  • Pittsburg Charity Duck Dash draws in $12,000 for Special Olympics

    Pittsburg Charity Duck Dash draws in $12,000 for Special Olympics

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-10 00:04:37 GMT
    This year's Pittsburg Charity Duck Dash draws in an estimated $12,000 to benefit Special Olympics.More >>
    This year's Pittsburg Charity Duck Dash draws in an estimated $12,000 to benefit Special Olympics.More >>
  • Annual Shoal Creek Water Festival offers boat races, kids games and conservation lessons

    Annual Shoal Creek Water Festival offers boat races, kids games and conservation lessons

    Saturday, August 9 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-08-09 20:23:44 GMT
    Four-staters gathered along Shoal Creek in Joplin to visit the educational booths, see the kids' shoe box boat race and partake in the duck race.More >>
    Four-staters gathered along Shoal Creek in Joplin to visit the educational booths, see the kids' shoe box boat race and partake in the duck race.More >>
  • Jasper County family displaced after house fire

    Jasper County family displaced after house fire

    Friday, August 8 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-09 01:53:38 GMT
    Officials with the Carthage Fire Department say they were called shortly after 7 PM to a home on Country Drive 191, just outside of Oronogo. Multiple fire crews from Jasper County reported to the scene.More >>
    Officials with the Carthage Fire Department say they were called shortly after 7 PM to a home on Country Drive 191, just outside of Oronogo. Multiple fire crews from Jasper County reported to the scene. More >>
  • "Into the Storm" hits too close to home for some Four States residents

    "Into the Storm" hits too close to home for some Four States residents

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-09 00:44:03 GMT
    "Into the Storm" released in theaters nationwide today and features realistic effects depicting the path of a deadly tornado. Local psychiatrists warn that scenes in the movie could have a negative impact on viewers who have experienced a tornado firsthand.More >>
    "Into the Storm" released in theaters nationwide today and features realistic effects depicting the path of a deadly tornado. Local psychiatrists warn that scenes in the movie could have a negative impact on viewers who have experienced a tornado firsthand.More >>
  • Update: Property of sale to Joplin's master redeveloper delayed twice

    Update: Property of sale to Joplin's master redeveloper delayed twice

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-06-11 03:35:15 GMT
    Joplin's master redeveloper will not meet contract deadlines for the purchase of the vacant coca cola building.More >>
    Joplin's master redeveloper will not meet contract deadlines for the purchase of the vacant coca cola building.More >>
  • Texas Man Arrested Inside of Sheriff's Vehicle

    Texas Man Arrested Inside of Sheriff's Vehicle

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-08 18:39:04 GMT
    Carthage, MO - On 8-8-2014, at approximately 5:30 am, Jasper County Deputies along with Carthage Police Dept. and Joplin Police Dept. , arrested a 17-Year old male for 1st degree Burglary and Tampering with a motor vehicle.While working at the Marion Days celebration in Carthage, Mo., Officers from Joplin and Carthage were alerted to a Jasper County Sheriff's K-9 vehicle when they heard the K-9 barking.The Officers along with a Jasper County Deputy arrested the teenager inside of the Sheriff'...More >>
    Carthage, MO - On 8-8-2014, at approximately 5:30 am, Jasper County Deputies along with Carthage Police Dept. and Joplin Police Dept. , arrested a 17-Year old male for 1st degree Burglary and Tampering with a motor vehicle.While working at the Marion Days celebration in Carthage, Mo., Officers from Joplin and Carthage were alerted to a Jasper County Sheriff's K-9 vehicle when they heard the K-9 barking.The Officers along with a Jasper County Deputy arrested the teenager inside of the Sheriff'...More >>
  • Neosho Transportation Development District Forced to Delay Opening Project Bids

    Neosho Transportation Development District Forced to Delay Opening Project Bids

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-08-08 00:24:36 GMT
    The Neosho Transportation Development District sees another delay in road improvement projects.More >>
    The Neosho Transportation Development District sees another delay in road improvement projects.More >>
  • Southeast Kansas homeowner forced to change address

    Southeast Kansas homeowner forced to change address

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-08 00:06:22 GMT
    For the past 15 years Jodi Rae and her family have lived in their home on Harper Road in Parsons, Kansas.More >>
    For the past 15 years Jodi Rae and her family have lived in their home on Harper Road in Parsons, Kansas.More >>
  • Carl Junction church destroyed by fire faces second rebuild after destruction in 2003 tornado

    Carl Junction church destroyed by fire faces second rebuild after destruction in 2003 tornado

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:19:19 GMT
    The United Methodist church in Carl Junction faces rebuilding again. It’s been more than a decade since the same church was hit by a tornado. Now it’s fire. A fire believed to be caused by lightning and the National Weather Service confirms five to six hundred lightning strikes between 3:00 amand 4:00 amthis morning. And that's when crews got the fire call. Church members are saddened because they say new things ...More >>
    The United Methodist church in Carl Junction faces rebuilding again. It’s been more than a decade since the same church was hit by a tornado. Now it’s fire. A fire believed to be caused by lightning and the National Weather Service confirms five to six hundred lightning strikes between 3:00 amand 4:00 amthis morning. And that's when crews got the fire call. Church members are saddened because they say new things ...More >>
  • Watco Railroad receives Award from KDHE

    Watco Railroad receives Award from KDHE

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:12:27 GMT
    KDHE Presented Awards for Waste Railroad Tie Clean Up WICHITA, Kan.—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) presented three awards to railroad companies who have cleaned up significant piles of railroad ties in Kansas. The awards were presented during a luncheon at the 2014 Kansas Environmental Conference, held August 5-7 at the Wichita Marriott Hotel. John Mitchell, KDHE Division of Environment Director, presented the awards to Cimarron Railroad, WATCO Railroad Company and Un...More >>
    KDHE Presented Awards for Waste Railroad Tie Clean Up WICHITA, Kan.—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) presented three awards to railroad companies who have cleaned up significant piles of railroad ties in Kansas. The awards were presented during a luncheon at the 2014 Kansas Environmental Conference, held August 5-7 at the Wichita Marriott Hotel. John Mitchell, KDHE Division of Environment Director, presented the awards to Cimarron Railroad, WATCO Railroad Company and Un...More >>
  • Joplin Man Charged with Attempting to Entice a Minor for Sex

    Joplin Man Charged with Attempting to Entice a Minor for Sex

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:54:19 GMT
    OFFICIAL REPORT FROM OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was charged in federal court today with attempting to entice a minor for illicit sexual activity. Erik Leroy Clark, 35, of Joplin, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Clark remains in federal custody pending a detention heari...More >>
    OFFICIAL REPORT FROM OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was charged in federal court today with attempting to entice a minor for illicit sexual activity. Erik Leroy Clark, 35, of Joplin, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Clark remains in federal custody pending a detention heari...More >>
  • Pittsburg Parks & Rec to Open Burn Site

    Pittsburg Parks & Rec to Open Burn Site

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:48:17 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department will be opening the burn site this Saturday, August 9th from 8:00am to Noon.The burn site is located 1 ½ miles east of Rouse on Quincy Street. This site is for tree limbs and brush; please no household trash, landscape timbers, etc.In the event of inclement weather, please call our cancellation hotline at 620-232-PARK (7275) for the current status of the burn site or possible closing.Contact the Pittsburg Parks Recreation office a...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department will be opening the burn site this Saturday, August 9th from 8:00am to Noon.The burn site is located 1 ½ miles east of Rouse on Quincy Street. This site is for tree limbs and brush; please no household trash, landscape timbers, etc.In the event of inclement weather, please call our cancellation hotline at 620-232-PARK (7275) for the current status of the burn site or possible closing.Contact the Pittsburg Parks Recreation office a...More >>
  • Issues Continue Over McCune Schools

    Issues Continue Over McCune Schools

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:16:41 GMT
    STATEMENT FROM USD 247 SUPERINTENDENT DR. GLENN FORTMAYER REGARDING MCCUNE SCHOOL BUILDING BEING USED FOR COMMUNITY USECherokee, KS - The USD 247 Board of Education would like to see the former McCune school building in productive use, and being used by the city is a great use. It helps the community, but does not injure the district fiscally or create another district school within USD 247.A recent press release from the City of McCune ignores and does not share the USD 247 Board of Educatio...More >>
    STATEMENT FROM USD 247 SUPERINTENDENT DR. GLENN FORTMAYER REGARDING MCCUNE SCHOOL BUILDING BEING USED FOR COMMUNITY USECherokee, KS - The USD 247 Board of Education would like to see the former McCune school building in productive use, and being used by the city is a great use. It helps the community, but does not injure the district fiscally or create another district school within USD 247.A recent press release from the City of McCune ignores and does not share the USD 247 Board of Educatio...More >>
  • Ambulance Crash Takes Nevada Man's Life

    Ambulance Crash Takes Nevada Man's Life

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:58:03 GMT
    Cass County (MO) - Missouri State Highway Patrol reported at 11:27PM, August 7, 2014, Shelby Brandt of Nevada, MO has passed away. An emergency vehicle driven by Gavin Crocker, 25, slid on wet pavement and traveled of the roadway. The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its top. The accident occurred on I-49 at mile marker 162.4. The emergency vehicle was heading northbound.Brandt, 65, was being transported to the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Brandt's body was released to Jackson County ...More >>
    Cass County (MO) - Missouri State Highway Patrol reported at 11:27PM, August 7, 2014, Shelby Brandt of Nevada, MO has passed away. An emergency vehicle driven by Gavin Crocker, 25, slid on wet pavement and traveled of the roadway. The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its top. The accident occurred on I-49 at mile marker 162.4. The emergency vehicle was heading northbound.Brandt, 65, was being transported to the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Brandt's body was released to Jackson County ...More >>
  • Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma National Night Out

    Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma National Night Out

    Thursday, August 7 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-07 16:04:40 GMT
    The Wyandotte Nation Tribal/Municipal Police Department hosted its 3rd Annual National Night Out with a Community Block Party Tuesday evening, Aug. 5.The event ran from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the recently opened Heritage Acres Splash Pad, 14400 S. Porcupine Rd., in Wyandotte and drew a crowd of around 250 people who enjoyed music, food, inflatables, the newly opened splash pad and a chance to dunk the DARE officer.“National Night Out is our annual event hosted by the Police Department where all...More >>
    The Wyandotte Nation Tribal/Municipal Police Department hosted its 3rd Annual National Night Out with a Community Block Party Tuesday evening, Aug. 5.The event ran from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the recently opened Heritage Acres Splash Pad, 14400 S. Porcupine Rd., in Wyandotte and drew a crowd of around 250 people who enjoyed music, food, inflatables, the newly opened splash pad and a chance to dunk the DARE officer.“National Night Out is our annual event hosted by the Police Department where all...More >>
  • 2014 ACFA Joplin Cat Show

    2014 ACFA Joplin Cat Show

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-08-07 15:22:55 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Sept 20,21 2014 an ACFA sanctioned championship cat show will be held at Jack Lawton Webb Convention Center 5300 S Rangeline in Joplin from 9am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The show will include:-Championship judging of dozens of breeds of pedigree cats and Household pets, 8 rings. Cat will compete for points toward national titles.-Display of all cats being judged-Vendors of cat related art, cat furniture, grooming supplies etc. Many of these specialized vendors sell unique and e...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Sept 20,21 2014 an ACFA sanctioned championship cat show will be held at Jack Lawton Webb Convention Center 5300 S Rangeline in Joplin from 9am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The show will include:-Championship judging of dozens of breeds of pedigree cats and Household pets, 8 rings. Cat will compete for points toward national titles.-Display of all cats being judged-Vendors of cat related art, cat furniture, grooming supplies etc. Many of these specialized vendors sell unique and e...More >>
  • Ottawa County Officials Issue Random Jury Summons for Upcoming Trial Tuesday

    Ottawa County Officials Issue Random Jury Summons for Upcoming Trial Tuesday

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:48:37 GMT
    Several Ottawa County residents out running errands at Walmart were greeted with an unexpected surprise yesterday...a summons for jury duty. More >>
    Several Ottawa County residents out running errands at Walmart were greeted with an unexpected surprise yesterday...a summons for jury duty. More >>
  • The Southeast School District puts spending on hold, after a petition and clerical error on a tax levy put nearly $430 thousand dollars in jeopardy.

    The Southeast School District puts spending on hold, after a petition and clerical error on a tax levy put nearly $430 thousand dollars in jeopardy.

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:35:19 GMT
    The Southeast School District puts spending on hold, after a petition and clerical error on a tax levy put nearly $430 thousand dollars in jeopardy. A walkway that was to be enclosed is a capital outlay project that will be put on hold as the Southeast school district deals with a loss of $130 thousand dollars in tax money. All because a resolution to renew a 4 mill levy in 2012 was never published in the paper as req...More >>
    The Southeast School District puts spending on hold, after a petition and clerical error on a tax levy put nearly $430 thousand dollars in jeopardy. A walkway that was to be enclosed is a capital outlay project that will be put on hold as the Southeast school district deals with a loss of $130 thousand dollars in tax money. All because a resolution to renew a 4 mill levy in 2012 was never published in the paper as req...More >>
  • Pittsburg hit-and-run leaves one man injured

    Pittsburg hit-and-run leaves one man injured

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:06:37 GMT
    On Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 12:22 pm, officers responded to Quincy and Homer for an injury crash involving a moped.More >>
    On Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 12:22 pm, officers responded to Quincy and Homer for an injury crash involving a moped. More >>
  • Two teens arrested in Pittsburg burglary

    Two teens arrested in Pittsburg burglary

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:58:06 GMT
    On Tuesday morning, August 5, 2014, officers responded to Broadway Productions, 216 S. Broadway, for a report of a break-in. The burglary occurred the night before, where numerous smoking devices were stolen.More >>
    On Tuesday morning, August 5, 2014, officers responded to Broadway Productions, 216 S. Broadway, for a report of a break-in. The burglary occurred the night before, where numerous smoking devices were stolen.More >>
  • Fatal Pursuit in Erie

    Fatal Pursuit in Erie

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-06 18:49:39 GMT
    Erie, KS - The Kansas Highway Patrol reported last night, August 5, around 8PM a 2008 Chevy Truck failed to yield to Erie Police Department southbound on Pryor Road (mile south of Erie). According to the report, the truck left the roadway to the right and broke through a guardrail. The vehicle became airborne and entered the Neosho River where it came to rest on its top.The driver, Timothy Charboneau, did pass away. Next of kin was notified by Erie Chief of Police Dean Cain. Charboneau, 23, w...More >>
    Erie, KS - The Kansas Highway Patrol reported last night, August 5, around 8PM a 2008 Chevy Truck failed to yield to Erie Police Department southbound on Pryor Road (mile south of Erie). According to the report, the truck left the roadway to the right and broke through a guardrail. The vehicle became airborne and entered the Neosho River where it came to rest on its top.The driver, Timothy Charboneau, did pass away. Next of kin was notified by Erie Chief of Police Dean Cain. Charboneau, 23, w...More >>
  • Labette Community College hosts educational response training

    Labette Community College hosts educational response training

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-08-06 02:01:22 GMT
    At first glance, it may look like an ordinary summer class. But a closer look will show these police officers, hospital officials and educators are learning something intense; they're learning about survival. More >>
    At first glance, it may look like an ordinary summer class. But a closer look will show these police officers, hospital officials and educators are learning something intense; they're learning about survival. More >>
  • Final clue given in Hidden Cash scavenger hunts in Joplin

    Final clue given in Hidden Cash scavenger hunts in Joplin

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-08-06 00:19:02 GMT
    The eighth and final clue in the Hidden Cash scavenger hunt in Joplin has now been given. A finale was held at the Gryphon Building tonight with a variety of drawings for gift cards and cash prizes from the six businesses that sponsored the scavenger hunts.More >>
    The eighth and final clue in the Hidden Cash scavenger hunt in Joplin has now been given. A finale was held at the Gryphon Building tonight with a variety of drawings for gift cards and cash prizes from the six businesses that sponsored the scavenger hunts.More >>
  • School District says Cherokee taxpayers overpaid due to Capital Outlay error

    School District says Cherokee taxpayers overpaid due to Capital Outlay error

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-08-06 00:16:24 GMT
    The U.S.D. 247 Board Office has learned that the Capital Outlay taxes for the 2013-2014 school year were accidentally not certified, and therefore should not have been collected.More >>
    The U.S.D. 247 Board Office has learned that the Capital Outlay taxes for the 2013-2014 school year were accidentally not certified, and therefore should not have been collected. More >>
  • Groundbreaking Held for New Autism Center

    Groundbreaking Held for New Autism Center

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-05 22:32:04 GMT
    A major donation puts construction in motion on the "Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism" in Joplin. Officials turned the dirt on the bigger and better clinic for kids with autism. Kids like Regan Dillard who did some digging too. She's been at the center since its start in 2007. The original autism center was destroyed by the 20-11 tornado. The new one will be twenty-thousand square feet, with movable walls and "mock" rooms to simulate places like stores, and theatres. Regan's dad ...More >>
    A major donation puts construction in motion on the "Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism" in Joplin. Officials turned the dirt on the bigger and better clinic for kids with autism. Kids like Regan Dillard who did some digging too. She's been at the center since its start in 2007. The original autism center was destroyed by the 20-11 tornado. The new one will be twenty-thousand square feet, with movable walls and "mock" rooms to simulate places like stores, and theatres. Regan's dad ...More >>
  • County Clerk Says Voter Turnout Typically Low; Election Could Be Jasper county's Costliest

    County Clerk Says Voter Turnout Typically Low; Election Could Be Jasper county's Costliest

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-05 22:23:41 GMT
    Today's primary election could be the most costly one yet for Jasper County. On this election day Missouri voters are deciding constitutional amendments, judgeships and spending on capitol improvements in Joplin.But no surprise to County Clerk Bonnie Earl, turnout is light. Typically in August the percentage of voters at the polls is about twenty percent. She says voter turnout is on track to top that, possibly reachingtwenty-threepercent. Something Earl calls pathetic. There are no long line...More >>
    Today's primary election could be the most costly one yet for Jasper County. On this election day Missouri voters are deciding constitutional amendments, judgeships and spending on capitol improvements in Joplin.But no surprise to County Clerk Bonnie Earl, turnout is light. Typically in August the percentage of voters at the polls is about twenty percent. She says voter turnout is on track to top that, possibly reachingtwenty-threepercent. Something Earl calls pathetic. There are no long line...More >>
  • Project 17 Quality of Life Video Contest

    Project 17 Quality of Life Video Contest

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-08-05 15:43:35 GMT
    Project 17 is pleased to announce a video contest to promote all the reasons why it is great to live in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson counties. Video entries should focus on all of the positive aspects that contribute to a great quality of life in these 17 counties. The goal of the Project 17 Quality of Life Video Contest is to strengthen a sense of belonging and highlig...More >>
    Project 17 is pleased to announce a video contest to promote all the reasons why it is great to live in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson counties. Video entries should focus on all of the positive aspects that contribute to a great quality of life in these 17 counties. The goal of the Project 17 Quality of Life Video Contest is to strengthen a sense of belonging and highlig...More >>
  • Mt. Carmel Foundation Receives Rita J. Bicknell Women's Health Grant

    Mt. Carmel Foundation Receives Rita J. Bicknell Women's Health Grant

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-05 15:20:04 GMT
    PITTSBURG, Kan. (August 3, 2014) –The Mount Carmel Foundation announced that it is the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas. The grant will benefit the Mount Carmel Foundation’s new initiative called “Confidence and Comfort: Empowering Women After Treatment.”The Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund presentation takes place Tuesday, August 5 at 10 a.m. in the Via Christi Cancer Center. Representatives from t...More >>
    PITTSBURG, Kan. (August 3, 2014) –The Mount Carmel Foundation announced that it is the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas. The grant will benefit the Mount Carmel Foundation’s new initiative called “Confidence and Comfort: Empowering Women After Treatment.”The Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund presentation takes place Tuesday, August 5 at 10 a.m. in the Via Christi Cancer Center. Representatives from t...More >>
  • Joplin City Council approves four contracts for tornado zone infrastructure work

    Joplin City Council approves four contracts for tornado zone infrastructure work

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-08-05 03:15:42 GMT
    There is approximately $113 million in the second round of US Department of Housing and Urban Development funding for Joplin tornado recovery. Now, a portion of those dollars has been assigned to specific jobs. "This is what the community needs," said Nick Heatherly, Joplin Public Works Director. "This is what we've been working for for several years now is to actually get some of these measured infrastructure repair dollars coming into the community and making the need repairs."The repairs h...More >>
    There is approximately $113 million in the second round of US Department of Housing and Urban Development funding for Joplin tornado recovery. Now, a portion of those dollars has been assigned to specific jobs. "This is what the community needs," said Nick Heatherly, Joplin Public Works Director. "This is what we've been working for for several years now is to actually get some of these measured infrastructure repair dollars coming into the community and making the need repairs."The repairs h...More >>
  • Amendment 5 on Missouri ballot focuses on gun rights in the state

    Amendment 5 on Missouri ballot focuses on gun rights in the state

    Monday, August 4 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-04 23:20:22 GMT
    One of the questions Missouri voters will see on tomorrow's ballot focuses on gun rights in the state. Lawmakers say the measure would declare the right to bear arms inalienable in Missouri and would subject gun-control measures to strict legal scrutiny.More >>
    One of the questions Missouri voters will see on tomorrow's ballot focuses on gun rights in the state. Lawmakers say the measure would declare the right to bear arms inalienable in Missouri and would subject gun-control measures to strict legal scrutiny.More >>
  • JPD Makes Arrests for Vehicle Tampering

    JPD Makes Arrests for Vehicle Tampering

    Monday, August 4 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-04 20:00:22 GMT
    Joplin, MO - On Sunday August 3, 2014 officers with the Joplin Police Department arrested two suspects at 101 N. Range Line Road, Joplin, MO for driving a stolen Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Springfield, MO on July 28, 2014. Arrested were Adrian Hudson age 34 of Springfield, MO and Emmanuel Flores age 17 of Springfield, MO. Both suspects were charged with 1st Degree Vehicle Tampering and are currently being held on $15,000.00 surety and $10,000.00 cash bonds.With t...More >>
    Joplin, MO - On Sunday August 3, 2014 officers with the Joplin Police Department arrested two suspects at 101 N. Range Line Road, Joplin, MO for driving a stolen Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Springfield, MO on July 28, 2014. Arrested were Adrian Hudson age 34 of Springfield, MO and Emmanuel Flores age 17 of Springfield, MO. Both suspects were charged with 1st Degree Vehicle Tampering and are currently being held on $15,000.00 surety and $10,000.00 cash bonds.With t...More >>
  • Hallowell Homicide

    Hallowell Homicide

    Monday, August 4 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-08-04 18:57:18 GMT
    Hallowell, KS - A 20 year old is found dead in his Hallowell, Kansas home. According to the Cherokee County found William Stevens dead from an apparent gunshot wound shortly after midnight.....More >>
    Hallowell, KS - A 20 year old is found dead in his Hallowell, Kansas home. According to the Cherokee County found William Stevens dead from an apparent gunshot wound shortly after midnight.....
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  • Cherokee Murder Attempt

    Cherokee Murder Attempt

    Monday, August 4 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-04 18:50:16 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - The situation as domestic violence incident between a father (61) and son (23) on the 500 block of East Pine Street. Deputies say the father had fired three shots before they arrived around 12 AM Saturday night. Authorities utilizied a taser on the father, and took him into custody.The father is currently being held in the Crawford County Jail on Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Threat, Interference with a Law Enfor...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - The situation as domestic violence incident between a father (61) and son (23) on the 500 block of East Pine Street. Deputies say the father had fired three shots before they arrived around 12 AM Saturday night. Authorities utilizied a taser on the father, and took him into custody.The father is currently being held in the Crawford County Jail on Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Threat, Interference with a Law Enfor...More >>
  • Vegas Casino Owner Ruffin, Tribe's Downstream Casino Resort Join Forces to Solve SE Kansas Question

    Vegas Casino Owner Ruffin, Tribe's Downstream Casino Resort Join Forces to Solve SE Kansas Question

    Monday, August 4 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-08-04 16:58:55 GMT
    Las Vegas Treasure Island Hotel Casino and Camptown Greyhound Park owner Phil Ruffin has joined forces with the Downstream Casino Resort to reopen the long-vacant track in Southeast Kansas as a state-owned, privately managed upscale casino, and the partnership says the facility could be ready to open on a fast track if approved by the state Lottery Commission."I have long admired Quapaw Chairman John Berrey and the Tribe for their remarkable success in our region with their Downstream Casino...More >>
    Las Vegas Treasure Island Hotel Casino and Camptown Greyhound Park owner Phil Ruffin has joined forces with the Downstream Casino Resort to reopen the long-vacant track in Southeast Kansas as a state-owned, privately managed upscale casino, and the partnership says the facility could be ready to open on a fast track if approved by the state Lottery Commission."I have long admired Quapaw Chairman John Berrey and the Tribe for their remarkable success in our region with their Downstream Casino...More >>
  • **Update** Retail Sales Tax Renewal on Ballot for Oswego Residents

    **Update** Retail Sales Tax Renewal on Ballot for Oswego Residents

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-04 15:34:34 GMT
    Residents in Oswego, Kansas will be heading to the polls this coming week to cast their vote on a sales tax measure.  The continuance of a one-percent retail sales tax won't be an increase for the city, but some residents question whether the way the tax is phrased on this years ballot will sway some voters opinions.More >>
    Residents in Oswego, Kansas will be heading to the polls this coming week to cast their vote on a sales tax measure.  The continuance of a one-percent retail sales tax won't be an increase for the city, but some residents question whether the way the tax is phrased on this years ballot will sway some voters opinions.
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  • St. Louis Avenue in Joplin to close between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway

    St. Louis Avenue in Joplin to close between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway

    Sunday, August 3 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-03 22:54:05 GMT
    Drivers in Joplin may want to leave some extra time while traveling St. Louis Avenue tomorrow.More >>
    Drivers in Joplin may want to leave some extra time while traveling St. Louis Avenue tomorrow.More >>
  • Shoppers in the Four States take advantage of Sales Tax Free Weekend

    Shoppers in the Four States take advantage of Sales Tax Free Weekend

    Sunday, August 3 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-03 22:48:29 GMT
    As the Sales Tax Free Weekend comes to an end in Missouri, many residents in the Four States spent the day out shopping for as many items on their back to school list as possible while the savings were in place.More >>
    As the Sales Tax Free Weekend comes to an end in Missouri, many residents in the Four States spent the day out shopping for as many items on their back to school list as possible while the savings were in place.More >>
  • Woman Pronounced Dead after One Vehicle Crash in McDonald County

    Woman Pronounced Dead after One Vehicle Crash in McDonald County

    Sunday, August 3 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-03 21:29:05 GMT
    A 30 year old woman out of Noel, Missouri is dead after a one vehicle crash in McDonald county. More >>
    A 30 year old woman out of Noel, Missouri is dead after a one vehicle crash in McDonald county. More >>
  • Motorcyclist taken to hospital after colliding with car

    Motorcyclist taken to hospital after colliding with car

    Saturday, August 2 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-03 01:31:42 GMT
    The accident happened near the intersection of Highways 166 and 26, near Downstream Casino.More >>
    The accident happened near the intersection of Highways 166 and 26, near Downstream Casino.More >>
  • Granby Police Department collects supplies for school children in need

    Granby Police Department collects supplies for school children in need

    Saturday, August 2 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-02 23:30:47 GMT
    Some school children in the East Newton R6 School District now have their school supply needs met, thanks to efforts by the Granby Police Department. Granby Police partnered with the East Newton Bright Futures program to collect items such as notebooks, backpacks and pens for area school children in need.More >>
    Some school children in the East Newton R6 School District now have their school supply needs met, thanks to efforts by the Granby Police Department. Granby Police partnered with the East Newton Bright Futures program to collect items such as notebooks, backpacks and pens for area school children in need.More >>
  • Classic car owners and Mother Road fans celebrate Route 66 festival

    Classic car owners and Mother Road fans celebrate Route 66 festival

    Saturday, August 2 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-02 23:28:51 GMT
    Classic car owners and Mother Road fans paid tribute to the pre-interstate days at today's Route 66 Festival. In a proclamation this morning, the City of Baxter Springs formally changed the town's name to Radiator Springs for the day, in honor of the festival and the area's influence on the "Cars" movie.More >>
    Classic car owners and Mother Road fans paid tribute to the pre-interstate days at today's Route 66 Festival. In a proclamation this morning, the City of Baxter Springs formally changed the town's name to Radiator Springs for the day, in honor of the festival and the area's influence on the "Cars" movie.More >>
  • Big Spring Bluegrass & BBQ Festival draws large crowd in Neosho

    Big Spring Bluegrass & BBQ Festival draws large crowd in Neosho

    Saturday, August 2 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-02 23:24:24 GMT
    The Big Spring Bluegrass BBQ Festival in Neosho drew in more than 600 people this afternoon to enjoy a day of live music in the park.More >>
    The Big Spring Bluegrass BBQ Festival in Neosho drew in more than 600 people this afternoon to enjoy a day of live music in the park.More >>
  • Man dies after trying to cross Range Line Road

    Man dies after trying to cross Range Line Road

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:48:43 GMT
    Michael Hewitt was transported by EMS to Freeman Hospital where he later died.More >>
    Michael Hewitt was transported by EMS to Freeman Hospital where he later died.More >>
  • Faculty and staff add final touches to new facility at Crowder College Webb City campus

    Faculty and staff add final touches to new facility at Crowder College Webb City campus

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:09:05 GMT
    Now that construction is complete, faculty members at the Crowder College Webb City campus are making finishing touches to their new classrooms before the fall semester begins.More >>
    Now that construction is complete, faculty members at the Crowder College Webb City campus are making finishing touches to their new classrooms before the fall semester begins.More >>
  • Emancipation Park Day at Ewert Park

    Emancipation Park Day at Ewert Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:43:14 GMT
    Joplin, MO - 2014 Joplin Emancipation Park DaysAugust 1, 2, and 3Friday night -6:00 OpeningBuffalo Soldiers reenactment by authentic SoldierFree horse rides for kidsOld School Jam in the park starting around 8:30Saturday -Car show 10-2$10 entry fee - can register day of eventincludes lunch of hot dog, chips, and drinkJudging at noonfor more info call Jim West at 782-0055 orTeddy Johnson at 437-1228Kids games under the pavillionSunday -Free Swim 1-3hot dogs, chips, drinks, and goody bags for t...More >>
    Joplin, MO - 2014 Joplin Emancipation Park DaysAugust 1, 2, and 3Friday night -6:00 OpeningBuffalo Soldiers reenactment by authentic SoldierFree horse rides for kidsOld School Jam in the park starting around 8:30Saturday -Car show 10-2$10 entry fee - can register day of eventincludes lunch of hot dog, chips, and drinkJudging at noonfor more info call Jim West at 782-0055 orTeddy Johnson at 437-1228Kids games under the pavillionSunday -Free Swim 1-3hot dogs, chips, drinks, and goody bags for t...More >>
  • Pittburg theft leads to search

    Pittburg theft leads to search

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:56:26 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - On Monday morning, July 28, 2014, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department responded to Home Center Construction, in Pittsburg, regarding the reported theft of a pickup, a trailer and several central air conditioning units. The pickup and trailer, both belonging to Home Center Construction, were used to remove the air conditioning units from the property. Continued follow up investigation into this incident led to two suspects being identified. Clifton Jay...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - On Monday morning, July 28, 2014, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department responded to Home Center Construction, in Pittsburg, regarding the reported theft of a pickup, a trailer and several central air conditioning units. The pickup and trailer, both belonging to Home Center Construction, were used to remove the air conditioning units from the property. Continued follow up investigation into this incident led to two suspects being identified. Clifton Jay...More >>
  • Vaccination Clinic in Joplin for ages 11 to 26 scheduled for August

    Vaccination Clinic in Joplin for ages 11 to 26 scheduled for August

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:32:05 GMT
    Select vaccines are being made available at scheduled clinics in the month of August.More >>
    Select vaccines are being made available at scheduled clinics in the month of August.
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  • Southeast Kansas couple explain responsibilities of Committeeman and woman

    Southeast Kansas couple explain responsibilities of Committeeman and woman

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:23:29 GMT
    For the past 14 years Rob and Betty Lessen have served as committeeman and woman for the Republican Party in North Arma, KS.More >>
    For the past 14 years Rob and Betty Lessen have served as committeeman and woman for the Republican Party in North Arma, KS.More >>
  • Carthage Church Looks to Change National Guard Policy Stemming from Bible School Incident

    Carthage Church Looks to Change National Guard Policy Stemming from Bible School Incident

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:31:54 GMT
    A local church is questioning a federal policy on what guidelines separate church and military.More >>
    A local church is questioning a federal policy on what guidelines separate church and military.
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  • Joplin city officials hope sewer project improves nearby river quality

    Joplin city officials hope sewer project improves nearby river quality

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:43:09 GMT
    ...the EPA has set an advisory against eating shell fish from Spring River because of a high heavy metal count.More >>
    ...the EPA has set an advisory against eating shell fish from Spring River because of a high heavy metal count.More >>
  • This Week's Joplin Farmers Market downsizes, relocates

    This Week's Joplin Farmers Market downsizes, relocates

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:15:36 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Due to an event in Ewert Park this weekend, Joplin Farmers Market will not be held in its usual location. Instead, several vendors will move to the Joplin Memorial Hall parking lot on Thursday from 4:30 – 7 p.m. and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.This week’s market will include fresh produce including tomatoes, cantaloupe, peppers, cucumbers and green beans. Not all of the vendors will at the market this week.City officials say the Farmers Market will resume its normal operat...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Due to an event in Ewert Park this weekend, Joplin Farmers Market will not be held in its usual location. Instead, several vendors will move to the Joplin Memorial Hall parking lot on Thursday from 4:30 – 7 p.m. and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.This week’s market will include fresh produce including tomatoes, cantaloupe, peppers, cucumbers and green beans. Not all of the vendors will at the market this week.City officials say the Farmers Market will resume its normal operat...More >>
  • Joplin Parks & Recreation releases survey results

    Joplin Parks & Recreation releases survey results

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:20:39 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Earlier in the year, Joplin Parks and Recreation launched two surveys to ascertain the public’s thoughts of the department’s services. The first survey was a Community Attitude and Interest Survey, and the second survey was for users of Schifferdecker Golf Course. The Community Attitude and Interest Survey ran through May, June and July of 2014. The survey’s objective was to establish priorities for future improvements to our parks and recreation facilities, programs and servic...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Earlier in the year, Joplin Parks and Recreation launched two surveys to ascertain the public’s thoughts of the department’s services. The first survey was a Community Attitude and Interest Survey, and the second survey was for users of Schifferdecker Golf Course. The Community Attitude and Interest Survey ran through May, June and July of 2014. The survey’s objective was to establish priorities for future improvements to our parks and recreation facilities, programs and servic...More >>
  • Trinity Circle Horses Healing Hearts Program Helps Trauma Sufferers Heal

    Trinity Circle Horses Healing Hearts Program Helps Trauma Sufferers Heal

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:02:45 GMT
    Coping with emotional trauma is a challenge for many, but an organization Newton County Missouri is hoping to raise money to continue to help heal those suffering with help from the wild.More >>
    Coping with emotional trauma is a challenge for many, but an organization Newton County Missouri is hoping to raise money to continue to help heal those suffering with help from the wild.
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  • CHC/SEK and SEK-CAP Partnership to Offer Transportation for Patients

    CHC/SEK and SEK-CAP Partnership to Offer Transportation for Patients

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:54:20 GMT
    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) today announced a partnership with the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) to offer rides for patients.
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    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) today announced a partnership with the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) to offer rides for patients.

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  • Young Professionals Network Members Get Recycling Going at the Joplin High Construction Site

    Young Professionals Network Members Get Recycling Going at the Joplin High Construction Site

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:14:24 GMT
    The Young Professional Network, a subgroup of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking its mission of encouraging recycling to the Joplin High School construction site. The group arranged for four recycling bins to be placed on site so that furniture companies and other contractors can use them to dispose of cardboard. A large number of construction materials came to the site in boxes as is truckloads of new furnishings. YPN members say some bins get filled in a day and all four are emp...More >>
    The Young Professional Network, a subgroup of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking its mission of encouraging recycling to the Joplin High School construction site. The group arranged for four recycling bins to be placed on site so that furniture companies and other contractors can use them to dispose of cardboard. A large number of construction materials came to the site in boxes as is truckloads of new furnishings. YPN members say some bins get filled in a day and all four are emp...More >>
  • Two suspects in a apprehended in Montgomery County

    Two suspects in a apprehended in Montgomery County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:46:50 GMT
    Montgomery County (KS) - Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that two suspects of recent Burglary were apprehended by Deputies today. The first suspect was taken into custody at Ashcraft Tire in Independence. The 2nd suspect was apprehended a short time later on North 5th Street after he attempted to elude Deputies. Both suspects have been booked into Montgomery County Jail with Sheriff Dierks recommending Burglary and Theft.Sheriff Dierks would like to thank his Deputies ...More >>
    Montgomery County (KS) - Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that two suspects of recent Burglary were apprehended by Deputies today. The first suspect was taken into custody at Ashcraft Tire in Independence. The 2nd suspect was apprehended a short time later on North 5th Street after he attempted to elude Deputies. Both suspects have been booked into Montgomery County Jail with Sheriff Dierks recommending Burglary and Theft.Sheriff Dierks would like to thank his Deputies ...More >>
  • **Update*** 2nd of Route 171/43 (Airport Drive, MO) Roundabout to Open Friday

    **Update*** 2nd of Route 171/43 (Airport Drive, MO) Roundabout to Open Friday

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:35:29 GMT
    Airport Drive, MO - Contractor crews expect to OPEN the second lane of the new Route 171/43 roundabout on Thursday, July 31. Today, crews are applying permanent lane striping on the roundabout.Traffic Impacts:Narrowed driving lanes Use caution when traveling through the roundabout Project Background:Build two-lane roundabout at Route 171/Route 43 intersection in Airport Drive Widen Route 171 to five-lanes (two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane) between Route 43 to just east of F...More >>
    Airport Drive, MO - Contractor crews expect to OPEN the second lane of the new Route 171/43 roundabout on Thursday, July 31. Today, crews are applying permanent lane striping on the roundabout.Traffic Impacts:Narrowed driving lanes Use caution when traveling through the roundabout Project Background:Build two-lane roundabout at Route 171/Route 43 intersection in Airport Drive Widen Route 171 to five-lanes (two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane) between Route 43 to just east of F...More >>
  • Shots fired evacuates Crawford County neighborhood

    Shots fired evacuates Crawford County neighborhood

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:28:54 GMT
    Crawford County (KS) - On July 29, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an incident at 1180 S. 220 Street. Heidi Thomas, 57 of that address and Jamie Doughty, 31 of St. Louis reported that David Doughty, 32 of 1180 S. 220 Street had fired either a handgun or rifle several times from a room on the second floor of the house while they were downstairs. Jamie Doughty attempted to make contact with David Doughty but he had barricaded himself in on the second floor. Th...More >>
    Crawford County (KS) - On July 29, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an incident at 1180 S. 220 Street. Heidi Thomas, 57 of that address and Jamie Doughty, 31 of St. Louis reported that David Doughty, 32 of 1180 S. 220 Street had fired either a handgun or rifle several times from a room on the second floor of the house while they were downstairs. Jamie Doughty attempted to make contact with David Doughty but he had barricaded himself in on the second floor. Th...More >>
  • McDonald County Deputy Charged

    McDonald County Deputy Charged

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:18:20 GMT
    McDonald County (MO) - Comes now Robert Vaughan, a Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant, being of lawful age, and first duly sworn on his oath, deposes and states that David C. Roark, hereinafter referred to as a Defendant, on or about Febrary 9,2014, in the County of McDonald, State of Missouri, committed the Class A Misdemeanor of Tampering with Physical Evidence, in violation of section 575.100 RSMo.I personally investigated the crime and know the following facts of my own personal knowl...More >>
    McDonald County (MO) - Comes now Robert Vaughan, a Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant, being of lawful age, and first duly sworn on his oath, deposes and states that David C. Roark, hereinafter referred to as a Defendant, on or about Febrary 9,2014, in the County of McDonald, State of Missouri, committed the Class A Misdemeanor of Tampering with Physical Evidence, in violation of section 575.100 RSMo.I personally investigated the crime and know the following facts of my own personal knowl...More >>
  • 'Milky' Water in Neosho, MO

    'Milky' Water in Neosho, MO

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:08:58 GMT
    Low water table causing ‘milky’ water Neosho, MO - Neosho Public Works has received reports of “milky” water in some neighborhoods. This is being caused by the water well at Dewey and Finney Street drawing air into the lines because the water table is too low. Lines are currently being flushed out and the well at Dewey and Finney has been shut down until Neosho receives enough rainfall to bring the water table back up. If you have any questions, please call Neosho Public Works at 451-8071More >>
    Low water table causing ‘milky’ water Neosho, MO - Neosho Public Works has received reports of “milky” water in some neighborhoods. This is being caused by the water well at Dewey and Finney Street drawing air into the lines because the water table is too low. Lines are currently being flushed out and the well at Dewey and Finney has been shut down until Neosho receives enough rainfall to bring the water table back up. If you have any questions, please call Neosho Public Works at 451-8071More >>
  • Former POW celebrates 105th birthday in southwest Missouri

    Former POW celebrates 105th birthday in southwest Missouri

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:17:58 GMT
    Floyd McComas is a man who knows a lot about life. "You have good times, you have bad times, but you've got to be determined and roll with the punches," said McComas.More >>
    Floyd McComas is a man who knows a lot about life. "You have good times, you have bad times, but you've got to be determined and roll with the punches," said McComas.More >>
  • Endangered species of fish delays Oklahoma bridge construction

    Endangered species of fish delays Oklahoma bridge construction

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:43:30 GMT
    An endangered species of fish has delayed construction of a bridge just outside of Commerce, Oklahoma. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has ordered a halt in construction until an additional environmental study has been completed.More >>
    An endangered species of fish has delayed construction of a bridge just outside of Commerce, Oklahoma. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has ordered a halt in construction until an additional environmental study has been completed.More >>
  • Residents and city officials react to Walmart's plans for another neighborhood market in Joplin.

    Residents and city officials react to Walmart's plans for another neighborhood market in Joplin.

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:49:52 GMT
    Joplin could get another Walmart neighborhood market. The company is requesting a rezoning of property on Joplin's southwest side at 24th and Maiden Lane.More >>
    Joplin could get another Walmart neighborhood market. The company is requesting a rezoning of property on Joplin's southwest side at 24th and Maiden Lane. More >>
  • Fort Scott Community College looks for new president

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:38:42 GMT
    A "no confidence" vote was taken at FSCC less than a week ago.More >>
    A "no confidence" vote was taken at FSCC less than a week ago.More >>
  • Muslims in Joplin celebrate new mosque

    Muslims in Joplin celebrate new mosque

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:25:30 GMT
    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist, a new $2 million mosque is now open.Families gathered Monday for the first time at the new mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a religious holy that marks the end of the holy month.Navid Zaidi, a pulmonologist originally from Pakistan, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/UzldC6 ) that the mosque means a lot to the small Muslim community in the southw...More >>
    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist, a new $2 million mosque is now open.Families gathered Monday for the first time at the new mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a religious holy that marks the end of the holy month.Navid Zaidi, a pulmonologist originally from Pakistan, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/UzldC6 ) that the mosque means a lot to the small Muslim community in the southw...More >>
  • Train hits Vehicle

    Train hits Vehicle

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:15:36 GMT
    Neodesha, KS - A vehicle attempted to cross the track, and was struck by an on-coming train. The hit occurred at Bethel Pratt Rd. in rurual Neodedsha. The driver of the vehicle was lifeflighted to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.More >>
    Neodesha, KS - A vehicle attempted to cross the track, and was struck by an on-coming train. The hit occurred at Bethel Pratt Rd. in rurual Neodedsha. The driver of the vehicle was lifeflighted to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.More >>
  • Early morning fire in Carl Junction

    Early morning fire in Carl Junction

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:42:18 GMT
    Carl Junction Fire Dept. worked a structure fire around 3:30 am this morning at 107 Kelly Lane. One person was at the home at the time of the fire. They were able to escape the home safely. The fire started in the garage or attic and the fire marshal is investigating. The house is a total loss.More >>
    Carl Junction Fire Dept. worked a structure fire around 3:30 am this morning at 107 Kelly Lane. One person was at the home at the time of the fire. They were able to escape the home safely. The fire started in the garage or attic and the fire marshal is investigating. The house is a total loss.More >>
  • CVR Refining State Regarding Coffeyville Refinery Incident

    CVR Refining State Regarding Coffeyville Refinery Incident

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:38:27 GMT
    COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (July 29, 2014) – CVR Refining confirms that at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 29, 2014, a fire was reported at the Coffeyville refinery’s isomerization unit.The fire was extinguished at approximately 1:18 a.m.A shutdown of the refinery was conducted. Four employees were injured and have been transported to the hospital. Identities of the four employees and further information have not been released. All other employees are accounted for at this time. Initial reports indic...More >>
    COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (July 29, 2014) – CVR Refining confirms that at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 29, 2014, a fire was reported at the Coffeyville refinery’s isomerization unit.The fire was extinguished at approximately 1:18 a.m.A shutdown of the refinery was conducted. Four employees were injured and have been transported to the hospital. Identities of the four employees and further information have not been released. All other employees are accounted for at this time. Initial reports indic...More >>
  • Northpark Mall and BLUE JEANS GO GREEN " Lose Your Blues Recycling Drive

    Northpark Mall and BLUE JEANS GO GREEN " Lose Your Blues Recycling Drive

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:30:44 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Northpark Mall and Blue Jeans Go Green™ Invite you to Lose Your BluesDenim Recycling Drive Benefits Communities in Need from July 28-August 31 Northpark Mall, in collaboration with Cotton Incorporated, invites you to Lose Your Blues by contributing your old blue jeans and any other denim apparel items to the Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program. From July 28 through August 31, simply drop off your denim for recycling in the designated receptacle in the Food Court. Denim ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Northpark Mall and Blue Jeans Go Green™ Invite you to Lose Your BluesDenim Recycling Drive Benefits Communities in Need from July 28-August 31 Northpark Mall, in collaboration with Cotton Incorporated, invites you to Lose Your Blues by contributing your old blue jeans and any other denim apparel items to the Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program. From July 28 through August 31, simply drop off your denim for recycling in the designated receptacle in the Food Court. Denim ...More >>
  • Joplin High School to celebrate opening with record-long ribbon

    Joplin High School to celebrate opening with record-long ribbon

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:42:47 GMT

    The doors to the new Joplin High School will open for students on August 25, making the once far away finish line for the rebuilding work very close.
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    The doors to the new Joplin High School will open for students on August 25, making the once far away finish line for the rebuilding work very close.
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  • Local food pantries struggle to meet increased demands

    Local food pantries struggle to meet increased demands

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:58:48 GMT
    With the ending of free summer lunch programs, local food pantries are seeing an increase in demand.More >>
    With the ending of free summer lunch programs, local food pantries are seeing an increase in demand.More >>
  • Man and his rescued dog stop in Joplin along cross-country trip

    Man and his rescued dog stop in Joplin along cross-country trip

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:34:38 GMT
    Missouri is the 24th state he's crossed.More >>
    Missouri is the 24th state he's crossed.More >>
  • Carthage School District dealing with substitute teacher shortage

    Carthage School District dealing with substitute teacher shortage

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:26:17 GMT
    According to the assistant superintendent, substitute teachers were used about 4,200 days district-wide the last school year.More >>
    According to the assistant superintendent, substitute teachers were used about 4,200 days district-wide the last school year.More >>
  • Postal Railcar Moves to Redings Mill to Become Ice Cream Shop

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:05:55 GMT
    From mining,to ice cream....Redings mill has a lot of history within its village.  Today a new piece of history made its way into the town.More >>
    From mining,to ice cream....Redings mill has a lot of history within its village.  Today a new piece of history made its way into the town.More >>
  • Joplin City Council names Edwards to City Attorney position

    Joplin City Council names Edwards to City Attorney position

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:56:02 GMT
     Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert has announced that the Joplin City Council recently voted to hire Peter Edwards as the Joplin City Attorney.
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     Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert has announced that the Joplin City Council recently voted to hire Peter Edwards as the Joplin City Attorney.

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  • Joplin Police Department Receives Advanced Accreditation

    Joplin Police Department Receives Advanced Accreditation

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:24:04 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department is pleased to announce that it has received the Advanced Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

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    The Joplin Police Department is pleased to announce that it has received the Advanced Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.


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  • Nomination Deadline for Maple Leaf Grand Marshal Approaching

    Nomination Deadline for Maple Leaf Grand Marshal Approaching

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:54:34 GMT
     Nominations are currently being accepted for the 48th Annual Maple Leaf Festival Grand Marshal.
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     Nominations are currently being accepted for the 48th Annual Maple Leaf Festival Grand Marshal.

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  • Joplin Police Department announces its 43rd Citizens Police Academy

    Joplin Police Department announces its 43rd Citizens Police Academy

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:31:59 GMT
     The Joplin Police Department is proud to announce the upcoming fall session of the Citizens Police Academy.
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     The Joplin Police Department is proud to announce the upcoming fall session of the Citizens Police Academy.

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  • MSSU Choral Society performs summer patriotic concert

    MSSU Choral Society performs summer patriotic concert

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:26:29 GMT
    Webb City, Missouri hosts a red, white and blue clad choir for an annual patriot summer concert. More >>
    Webb City, Missouri hosts a red, white and blue clad choir for an annual patriot summer concert. More >>
  • Galena mayor regrets hasty decision on landfill

    Galena mayor regrets hasty decision on landfill

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:26:37 GMT
    Cherokee County residents concerned about a proposed landfill hold another public meeting. Around 500 people turned out tonight to Riverton High School. The audience was encouraged to sign two petitions.More >>
    Cherokee County residents concerned about a proposed landfill hold another public meeting. Around 500 people turned out tonight to Riverton High School. The audience was encouraged to sign two petitions.More >>
  • Galena city council emergency meeting

    Galena city council emergency meeting

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:26:24 GMT
    An emergency meeting is underway right now at the Galena city hall concerning a landfill and possible open meetings violations.the city council is coming together to discuss rescending their decision to move forward with a landfill until residents can have more input.the council will also make a statement regarding alleged open meetings violations.Residents near the proposed site have complained the plans for the landfill came without public discussion and didn't follow the law.KOAM will brin...More >>
    An emergency meeting is underway right now at the Galena city hall concerning a landfill and possible open meetings violations.the city council is coming together to discuss rescending their decision to move forward with a landfill until residents can have more input.the council will also make a statement regarding alleged open meetings violations.Residents near the proposed site have complained the plans for the landfill came without public discussion and didn't follow the law.KOAM will brin...More >>
  • Capital Improvement Sales Tax Projects Aired to Residents

    Capital Improvement Sales Tax Projects Aired to Residents

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:10:54 GMT
    Joplin voters will address the question of whether to renew a capital improvement sales tax dedicated to major road projects within the city at the upcoming August 5 election.More >>
    Joplin voters will address the question of whether to renew a capital improvement sales tax dedicated to major road projects within the city at the upcoming August 5 election. More >>
  • High graduation rate earns Pittsburg school program national award

    High graduation rate earns Pittsburg school program national award

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:17:56 GMT
    In its inaugural year, the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program at Pittsburg High School is receiving national recognition. JAG-Kansas nominated Pittsburg for this award based on graduation rate, academic improvement and over-all first year review.More >>
    In its inaugural year, the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program at Pittsburg High School is receiving national recognition. JAG-Kansas nominated Pittsburg for this award based on graduation rate, academic improvement and over-all first year review. More >>
  • Neighborhood Watch is going high-tech in Coffeyville, KS

    Neighborhood Watch is going high-tech in Coffeyville, KS

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:53:13 GMT
    The Coffeyville Police Department has partnered with RAIDSOnline in an effort
    to better serve the community.
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    The Coffeyville Police Department has partnered with RAIDSOnline in an effort
    to better serve the community.
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  • Southeast Kansas Students Get a Chance to Fly in Gliders

    Southeast Kansas Students Get a Chance to Fly in Gliders

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-07-14 04:01:01 GMT
    Nine southeast Kansas students learn about aviation in a unique way. The students got to go for a flight in a non-powered glider at "Sunflower Aerodrome Gliderport" near Hutchinson, Kansas. The site was once a naval air station that conducted military training operations during World War Two. Students experienced being pulled into the air by a tow-plane. And learned how heat rising from the earth's surface creates pockets of warm air called "thermals" that help generate lift. For many, it w...More >>
    Nine southeast Kansas students learn about aviation in a unique way. The students got to go for a flight in a non-powered glider at "Sunflower Aerodrome Gliderport" near Hutchinson, Kansas. The site was once a naval air station that conducted military training operations during World War Two. Students experienced being pulled into the air by a tow-plane. And learned how heat rising from the earth's surface creates pockets of warm air called "thermals" that help generate lift. For many, it w...More >>
  • MSSU defensive coordinator is bound for Kansas City Chiefs training camp

    MSSU defensive coordinator is bound for Kansas City Chiefs training camp

    Sunday, July 13 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-13 23:34:18 GMT
    MSSU football assistant coach Rashad Watson was chosen to participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship. More >>
    MSSU football assistant coach Rashad Watson was chosen to participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship. More >>
  • Four State Woman and Her Mother Aid Grieving Families

    Four State Woman and Her Mother Aid Grieving Families

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:42 GMT
    They start with donated wedding dresses. More >>
    They start with donated wedding dresses. More >>
  • Columbus rodeo provides opportunity to turn sport into cash

    Columbus rodeo provides opportunity to turn sport into cash

    Sunday, July 13 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-13 19:54:14 GMT
    Students do many different things to earn money for college and this weekend's American Cowboys Rodeo Association sanctioned event in Columbus, KS is an opportunity to turn sport into cash.More >>
    Students do many different things to earn money for college and this weekend's American Cowboys Rodeo Association sanctioned event in Columbus, KS is an opportunity to turn sport into cash.More >>
  • Aerial and road enthusiasts gather in Southeast Kansas

    Aerial and road enthusiasts gather in Southeast Kansas

    Saturday, July 12 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-12 22:41:39 GMT
    The area's first fly-in, drive-in event was held at the Oswego Municipal Airport. More >>
    The area's first fly-in, drive-in event was held at the Oswego Municipal Airport. More >>
  • Car Lovers Celebrate Mustang's 50th Anniversary in Joplin

    Car Lovers Celebrate Mustang's 50th Anniversary in Joplin

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:42 GMT
    Organizers say it's a unique opportunity for car lovers to get together and have a good time.More >>
    Organizers say it's a unique opportunity for car lovers to get together and have a good time.More >>
  • After 3 years, moving day arrives for St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School

    After 3 years, moving day arrives for St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School

    Saturday, July 12 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-12 22:26:49 GMT
    After three long years, moving day has arrived for St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School. More than 100 volunteers showed up this morning to assist in unloading trucks and helping the school get settled in its new location off 32nd street in Joplin.More >>
    After three long years, moving day has arrived for St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School. More than 100 volunteers showed up this morning to assist in unloading trucks and helping the school get settled in its new location off 32nd street in Joplin.More >>
  • Pittsburg Hosts "TRYathlon"

    Pittsburg Hosts "TRYathlon"

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:42 GMT
    36 participants each swim 100 yards, bike four miles, and run one mile. More >>
    36 participants each swim 100 yards, bike four miles, and run one mile. More >>
  • Carver Day Celebration in Diamond, MO

    Carver Day Celebration in Diamond, MO

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:40 GMT
    Hundreds of people gather at the park for the festivities each year.More >>
    Hundreds of people gather at the park for the festivities each year.More >>
  • 4-H and FFA members gear up for market sales in hopes of raising college tuition money

    4-H and FFA members gear up for market sales in hopes of raising college tuition money

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:08:34 GMT
    Some 4-H and FFA members are gearing up for market sales at the Newton County Fair tomorrow. Many kids start showing animals at a young age in hopes of saving up enough money for college tuition or other expenses.More >>
    Some 4-H and FFA members are gearing up for market sales at the Newton County Fair tomorrow. Many kids start showing animals at a young age in hopes of saving up enough money for college tuition or other expenses.More >>
  • Kansas Water Vision Team makes a stop in Fort Scott

    Kansas Water Vision Team makes a stop in Fort Scott

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:07:49 GMT
    The Kansas Water Office and Department of Agriculture's Water Vision Team, released the preliminary discussion draft in Southeast Kansas on Friday.More >>
    The Kansas Water Office and Department of Agriculture's Water Vision Team, released the preliminary discussion draft in Southeast Kansas on Friday.More >>
  • Several local daycares experiencing unexpected difficulty in getting new storm shelters

    Several local daycares experiencing unexpected difficulty in getting new storm shelters

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:29:36 GMT
    "Joplin saw an incredible amount of support come through.  But we've also seen and read stories about some of that money is still being held.  We can't seem to find out where," says one daycare provider.More >>
    "Joplin saw an incredible amount of support come through.  But we've also seen and read stories about some of that money is still being held.  We can't seem to find out where," says one daycare provider.More >>
  • Second football art piece vandalized in downtown Pittsburg

    Second football art piece vandalized in downtown Pittsburg

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:12:58 GMT
    For the second time this week, a football art piece in downtown Pittsburg has been vandalized.The large fiberglass football had been decorated by Carl Junction Middle School art students, with 3D butterflies glued on, but someone has torn off the butterflies.More >>
    For the second time this week, a football art piece in downtown Pittsburg has been vandalized.The large fiberglass football had been decorated by Carl Junction Middle School art students, with 3D butterflies glued on, but someone has torn off the butterflies.More >>
  • Fairland Cracking Down on Clean-up Laws

    Fairland Cracking Down on Clean-up Laws

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:39 GMT
    Mayor Mark Goode says some of the properties are health hazards to the community.  More >>
    Mayor Mark Goode says some of the properties are health hazards to the community.  More >>
  • Burglary Arrests in Joplin, MO.

    Burglary Arrests in Joplin, MO.

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:51:21 GMT
    Austin WebbAustin Webb
     Joplin Police have arrested two subjects in a string of recent burglaries.
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     Joplin Police have arrested two subjects in a string of recent burglaries.

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  • KGCS to cover master developer presentation

    KGCS to cover master developer presentation

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:43:40 GMT
    Graduation DayGraduation Day
    Missouri Southern's KGCS-TV will provide live and recorded coverage of next week's presentation by master developer Wallace Bajjali to the Joplin City Council. More >>
    Missouri Southern's KGCS-TV will provide live and recorded coverage of next week's presentation by master developer Wallace Bajjali to the Joplin City Council.  More >>
  • Joplin Chamber announces support of transportation efforts

    Joplin Chamber announces support of transportation efforts

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:18:15 GMT
    A news conference was held Thursday with representatives of the City of Joplin and supporters of Amendment 7 to announce the Chamber's support of the City of Joplin's Capital Improvement Sales Tax renewal and MoDOT's Amendment 7.More >>
    A news conference was held Thursday with representatives of the City of Joplin and supporters of Amendment 7 to announce the Chamber's support of the City of Joplin's Capital Improvement Sales Tax renewal and MoDOT's Amendment 7.More >>
  • Joplin leadership program hosts first graduation

    Joplin leadership program hosts first graduation

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:14:31 GMT
    Circles Joplin hosted it's first ever graduation ceremony for participants of its inaugural Circle Leader Training on Thursday. The event was a celebration of the effort put forth by the first class of Circles - Joplin.More >>
    Circles Joplin hosted it's first ever graduation ceremony for participants of its inaugural Circle Leader Training on Thursday. The event was a celebration of the effort put forth by the first class of Circles - Joplin. More >>
  • A Joplin couple contends the house they received from Habitat for Humanity has landscaping problems causing leaks and cracks to the foundation.

    A Joplin couple contends the house they received from Habitat for Humanity has landscaping problems causing leaks and cracks to the foundation.

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:29:42 GMT
    A Joplin man says he and his wife were ecstatic when they moved into their "Habitat for Humanity" built home last year. Less than a year later, they're dealing with cracks from top to bottom.More >>
    A Joplin man says he and his wife were ecstatic when they moved into their "Habitat for Humanity" built home last year. Less than a year later, they're dealing with cracks from top to bottom. More >>
  • Technology Upgrade Coming for Pittsburg PD

    Technology Upgrade Coming for Pittsburg PD

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:39 GMT
    The department currently uses a system implemented in 1999. More >>
    The department currently uses a system implemented in 1999. More >>
  • Joplin's finance director expects only minor recommendations from possible state audit

    Joplin's finance director expects only minor recommendations from possible state audit

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:26:11 GMT
    The question sealing the need for this possible audit of the city is how well do you trust city officials?More >>
    The question sealing the need for this possible audit of the city is how well do you trust city officials?More >>
  • Refill stations reduce plastic use on PSU campus

    Refill stations reduce plastic use on PSU campus

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:45:34 GMT

    In an effort to reduce consumption of plastic bottles at Pittsburg State, nearly 20 water refill stations have been installed across campus. And there's more where that came from.

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    In an effort to reduce consumption of plastic bottles at Pittsburg State, nearly 20 water refill stations have been installed across campus. And there's more where that came from.

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  • MSSU PBL club members recognized at national conference

    MSSU PBL club members recognized at national conference

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:22:08 GMT
    Missouri Southern State University Phi Beta Lambda club received several national honors during the recent PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

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    Missouri Southern State University Phi Beta Lambda club received several national honors during the recent PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.


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  • Parsons Teen electrocuted in Tree Trimming Accident

    Parsons Teen electrocuted in Tree Trimming Accident

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:18:27 GMT
    A 17-year-old Parsons boy was lifeflighted to a Springfield, Mo. after being electrocuted.More >>
    A 17-year-old Parsons boy was lifeflighted to a Springfield, Mo. after being electrocuted.
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  • Former Webb City teacher accused of having sexual relationship with a student to stand trial

    Former Webb City teacher accused of having sexual relationship with a student to stand trial

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:58:38 GMT
    Carrie Njoroge appeared in Jasper County court Thursday, waiving her right to a preliminary hearing.
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    Carrie Njoroge appeared in Jasper County court Thursday, waiving her right to a preliminary hearing.

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  • A student and teacher from Nevada High School attended the annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference

    A student and teacher from Nevada High School attended the annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:01:29 GMT
     More than 350 delegates represented the state of Missouri out of 7500 people that attended this years conference. 

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     More than 350 delegates represented the state of Missouri out of 7500 people that attended this years conference. 


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  • NEO’s Phi Beta Lambda Business and Technology Club places at nationals

    NEO’s Phi Beta Lambda Business and Technology Club places at nationals

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:51:05 GMT
    From left: Brandi Black, Clarissa Davis, Sydney Reynolds, Kyla Guinn, Kongmeng Xiong, Josh Wheeler, Daniel Hocker and Pat Creech, PBL sponsorFrom left: Brandi Black, Clarissa Davis, Sydney Reynolds, Kyla Guinn, Kongmeng Xiong, Josh Wheeler, Daniel Hocker and Pat Creech, PBL sponsor
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) had the privilege of seven students competing in the National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference.
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    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) had the privilege of seven students competing in the National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference.

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  • Roper Honda, In Joplin, Donates $10,000 to the American Red Cross

    Roper Honda, In Joplin, Donates $10,000 to the American Red Cross

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:46:01 GMT
     On July 9th, Roper Honda donated a check to the American Red Cross in the amount of $10,000.
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     On July 9th, Roper Honda donated a check to the American Red Cross in the amount of $10,000.

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  • Cottey college approved to offer additional bachelor degrees

    Cottey college approved to offer additional bachelor degrees

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:27:05 GMT
     Beginning in fall 2014, students may work towards a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences.
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     Beginning in fall 2014, students may work towards a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences.

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  • Pittsburg's Sin Tax Policy Changes

    Pittsburg's Sin Tax Policy Changes

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:16:19 GMT
    A Pittsburg liquor tax could soon benefit more drug and treatment programs across the city.More >>
    A Pittsburg liquor tax could soon benefit more drug and treatment programs across the city.More >>
  • SEK ham radio club members hold monthly meeting to make global connections

    SEK ham radio club members hold monthly meeting to make global connections

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-07-10 00:29:29 GMT
    "Some of the things I remember most are talking to Europe and France and England. I've talked to France and England quite a bit."Talking, but Pittsburg resident Joe Porter does not mean in the traditional sense. He is an amateur, or ham, radio operator. He exchanges messages through the airwaves with basic equipment, a lot of which is made by hand. ...More >>
    "Some of the things I remember most are talking to Europe and France and England. I've talked to France and England quite a bit."Talking, but Pittsburg resident Joe Porter does not mean in the traditional sense. He is an amateur, or ham, radio operator. He exchanges messages through the airwaves with basic equipment, a lot of which is made by hand. ...More >>
  • Tornado victims who need help with their credit rating can get help from local Catholic Charities chapter

    Tornado victims who need help with their credit rating can get help from local Catholic Charities chapter

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:54:47 GMT
    Rebuilding or surviving after the Joplin tornado cost some more than money. It cost some their credit rating. But Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri has a new program to help.More >>
    Rebuilding or surviving after the Joplin tornado cost some more than money. It cost some their credit rating. But Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri has a new program to help.More >>
  • Joplin property owner says she's being forced to clean up someone else's trash

    Joplin property owner says she's being forced to clean up someone else's trash

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:46:38 GMT
    "Look at the size of it.  They had to have had a truck," says the property owner.More >>
    "Look at the size of it.  They had to have had a truck," says the property owner.More >>
  • Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today approved a list of hundreds of transportation projects

    Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today approved a list of hundreds of transportation projects

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:00:36 GMT
    When Missourians head to the polls on Aug. 5, they will know exactly what their tax dollars will bring to the state if they approve Constitutional Amendment 7.
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    When Missourians head to the polls on Aug. 5, they will know exactly what their tax dollars will bring to the state if they approve Constitutional Amendment 7.

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  • Joplin Health Department offering Measles Vaccination

    Joplin Health Department offering Measles Vaccination

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:36:28 GMT
    The Joplin City Health Department will be offering measles vaccination at no cost to Missouri residents.More >>
    The Joplin City Health Department will be offering measles vaccination at no cost to Missouri residents. More >>
  • New Pre-K and Superintendent Coming to Neosho Christian School

    New Pre-K and Superintendent Coming to Neosho Christian School

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:31:13 GMT
     Lowell McInturff has been hired as the new superintendent of the Neosho Christian School.
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     Lowell McInturff has been hired as the new superintendent of the Neosho Christian School.

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  • Coffeyville Police Investigate Shooting

    Coffeyville Police Investigate Shooting

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:23:05 GMT
    On July 8th, 2014, at approximately 10:30 pm the Coffeyville Police Department responded to the area of 1st and Grant Street to investigate a shooting.
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    On July 8th, 2014, at approximately 10:30 pm the Coffeyville Police Department responded to the area of 1st and Grant Street to investigate a shooting.

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  • Seneca R-7 has hired a new Superintendent of Schools

    Seneca R-7 has hired a new Superintendent of Schools

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:11:55 GMT
     Jim Cummins, EdD has been chosen to lead Seneca R-7 School District. 

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     Jim Cummins, EdD has been chosen to lead Seneca R-7 School District. 


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  • Boil Order Issued For City of McCune

    Boil Order Issued For City of McCune

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-09 17:26:34 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the city of McCune public water system, located in Crawford County in McCune, Kansas.More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the city of McCune public water system, located in Crawford County in McCune, Kansas. More >>
  • Joplin officials meet with the city's master developer to discuss pending projects

    Joplin officials meet with the city's master developer to discuss pending projects

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-09 03:12:56 GMT
    At Tuesday's JRC meeting, Raymond Braswell said the firm still plans to purchase the property at 1301 Virginia from the JRC to host a new post office. More >>
    At Tuesday's JRC meeting, Raymond Braswell said the firm still plans to purchase the property at 1301 Virginia from the JRC to host a new post office. More >>
  • Most rigorous phase of construction at Airport Drive roundabout begins next week

    Most rigorous phase of construction at Airport Drive roundabout begins next week

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:03:22 GMT
    Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say crews are gearing up for the most rigorous phase of construction at the Airport Drive roundabout.More >>
    Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say crews are gearing up for the most rigorous phase of construction at the Airport Drive roundabout.More >>
  • Charges dropped in 2012 Carthage murder

    Charges dropped in 2012 Carthage murder

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-09 00:09:11 GMT
    Prosecutors have dropped a second-degree murder charge in the death of a Carthage man who was killed with a machete. The charge against 47-year-old Juan Mendoza was dropped Monday and he was released from the Jasper County jail, where he had been held since May 2012.More >>
    Prosecutors have dropped a second-degree murder charge in the death of a Carthage man who was killed with a machete. The charge against 47-year-old Juan Mendoza was dropped Monday and he was released from the Jasper County jail, where he had been held since May 2012.More >>
  • Pittsburg house fire ruled arson

    Pittsburg house fire ruled arson

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:53:10 GMT
    Pittsburg Police have ruled Tuesday's fire as arson. Authorities say a domestic disturbance occurred minutes before a fire was intentionally set inside the residence.
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    Pittsburg Police have ruled Tuesday's fire as arson. Authorities say a domestic disturbance occurred minutes before a fire was intentionally set inside the residence.

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  • BF Goodrich Plant Demolition Underway, Resident Questions Safety

    BF Goodrich Plant Demolition Underway, Resident Questions Safety

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:53:10 GMT
    The BF Goodrich plant in Miama, Oklahoma is finally coming down after closing back in 1986. Demolition work is underway, but with a history of hazardous chemicals at the site, it's bringing worry for a neighbor.More >>
    The BF Goodrich plant in Miama, Oklahoma is finally coming down after closing back in 1986. Demolition work is underway, but with a history of hazardous chemicals at the site, it's bringing worry for a neighbor.More >>
  • Two local health departments offering free measles vaccines

    Two local health departments offering free measles vaccines

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:35:17 GMT
    The two departments say there have been no confirmed cases of measles in the area, but there has been an increased number of cases state-wide and across the nation.More >>
    The two departments say there have been no confirmed cases of measles in the area, but there has been an increased number of cases state-wide and across the nation.More >>
  • Two SW MO emergency dispatch centers one step closer to consolidating

    Two SW MO emergency dispatch centers one step closer to consolidating

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:29:51 GMT
    Workers at the Jasper County Emergency center say they'll soon better communicate with JPD dispatchers.More >>
    Workers at the Jasper County Emergency center say they'll soon better communicate with JPD dispatchers.More >>
  • Jasper County Collector of Revenue announced today the taxes that were collected for the month of June, 2014

    Jasper County Collector of Revenue announced today the taxes that were collected for the month of June, 2014

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:58:51 GMT
    Stephen H. Holt, Jasper County Collector of Revenue announced today that $664,113.99 was collected by his office for the month of June, 2014.More >>
    Stephen H. Holt, Jasper County Collector of Revenue announced today that $664,113.99 was collected by his office for the month of June, 2014.
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  • A Joplin family refiles a lawsuit in federal court in connection with the suicide death of their daughter.

    A Joplin family refiles a lawsuit in federal court in connection with the suicide death of their daughter.

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:08:37 GMT
    The family alleges two Joplin officers assaulted family members as the family attempted to get medical attention for the teen.

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    The family alleges two Joplin officers assaulted family members as the family attempted to get medical attention for the teen.


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  • Fatal crash in Joplin, MO

    Fatal crash in Joplin, MO

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:12:12 GMT
    The driver of the motorcycle, Aaron Kilby 24 of Webb City, was transported from the scene to Freeman West hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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    The driver of the motorcycle, Aaron Kilby 24 of Webb City, was transported from the scene to Freeman West hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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  • Joplin Man to Address Council About Zone Regulations

    Joplin Man to Address Council About Zone Regulations

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:38 GMT
    he says zoned residential property within city limits is being used for operating a commercial business. More >>
    he says zoned residential property within city limits is being used for operating a commercial business. More >>
  • SEK Citizens React to Possible Casino

    SEK Citizens React to Possible Casino

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:37 GMT
    Area residents say it's time for a change.More >>
    Area residents say it's time for a change.More >>
  • Joplin Church Raising Money for Tornado Victims

    Joplin Church Raising Money for Tornado Victims

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:37 GMT
    Previous sales have supported relief efforts in Joplin and Moore, Oklahoma. More >>
    Previous sales have supported relief efforts in Joplin and Moore, Oklahoma. More >>
  • Historical Museum Holds Fundraiser

    Historical Museum Holds Fundraiser

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:36 GMT
    Fourteen local bands are performing outside of the museum to help raise money. More >>
    Fourteen local bands are performing outside of the museum to help raise money. More >>
  • Celebrating our Freedom in Seneca

    Celebrating our Freedom in Seneca

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:36 GMT
    Hundreds of people are enjoying the festival and fun this weekend.More >>
    Hundreds of people are enjoying the festival and fun this weekend.More >>
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