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  • Local church offers free Easter meal for community

    Local church offers free Easter meal for community

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:13:15 GMT
    The Easter holiday is a time when churches celebrate Jesus's resurrection with morning services and dinners. But one local church is hoping to spread Jesus's message even be The Easter holiday is a time when churches celebrate Jesus's resurrection with morning services and dinners. But one local church is hoping to spread Jesus's message even beyond this day.yond this day.More >>
    The Easter holiday is a time when churches celebrate Jesus's resurrection with morning services and dinners. But one local church is hoping to spread Jesus's message even be The Easter holiday is a time when churches celebrate Jesus's resurrection with morning services and dinners. But one local church is hoping to spread Jesus's message even beyond this day.yond this day.More >>
  • Study on sleep aid Ambien has doctors and patients weighing options

    Study on sleep aid Ambien has doctors and patients weighing options

    Sunday, April 20 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-20 20:10:45 GMT
    The popular sleep aid medication Ambien can be raising the risk of heart attack by 50 % for some who take it, that's according to a recent study presented to the American Heart Association.More >>
    The popular sleep aid medication Ambien can be raising the risk of heart attack by 50 % for some who take it, that's according to a recent study presented to the American Heart Association.More >>
  • 50 thousand eggs at hunt in Miami

    50 thousand eggs at hunt in Miami

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:35:48 GMT
    Great weather today for kids to grab up some of 50 thousand eggs during a tremendous Easter event. The Miami high school soccer fields were covered with spring colored eggs for the Miami first assembly e-14 egg hunt. Kids as young as toddlers up to those age twelve were able to get their hands on the eggs filled with toys and chocolate. While the event is fun for the whole family, organizers from The Miami First Assembly Church,want kids to take away more than just a few treats but a remin...More >>
    Great weather today for kids to grab up some of 50 thousand eggs during a tremendous Easter event. The Miami high school soccer fields were covered with spring colored eggs for the Miami first assembly e-14 egg hunt. Kids as young as toddlers up to those age twelve were able to get their hands on the eggs filled with toys and chocolate. While the event is fun for the whole family, organizers from The Miami First Assembly Church,want kids to take away more than just a few treats but a remin...More >>
  • Carthage couple celebrates marriage and fulfills bucket list wish

    Carthage couple celebrates marriage and fulfills bucket list wish

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:02 GMT
    A Carthage couple celebrates their marriage and fulfills a bucket list wish. Thanks to donations from the community, their wedding was planned in one week.More >>
    A Carthage couple celebrates their marriage and fulfills a bucket list wish. Thanks to donations from the community, their wedding was planned in one week.More >>
  • Producers gather at new Pittsburg Farmers' Market location

    Producers gather at new Pittsburg Farmers' Market location

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:35:25 GMT
    Housed in a new location this year, this year's market offers goods and wares from local artists, bakers and organic farmers.More >>
    Housed in a new location this year, this year's market offers goods and wares from local artists, bakers and organic farmers.More >>
  • Vibrant colors light up the afternoon at PSU

    Vibrant colors light up the afternoon at PSU

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:30:47 GMT
    It was a rainbow in a different form at the Pittsburg State Indian Student Association's Festival of Colors.More >>
    It was a rainbow in a different form at the Pittsburg State Indian Student Association's Festival of Colors.More >>
  • Local author publishes fiction book based on real life experiences

    Local author publishes fiction book based on real life experiences

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:01:09 GMT
    A new book written by a local woman targets issues that many are afraid to discuss.More >>
    A new book written by a local woman targets issues that many are afraid to discuss.More >>
  • At least 4 new businesses are heading to downtown Joplin

    At least 4 new businesses are heading to downtown Joplin

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:00:02 GMT
    Downtown Joplin has gained several new businesses in the past month and even more are coming.More >>
    Downtown Joplin has gained several new businesses in the past month and even more are coming.More >>
  • Carthage plant bringing 160 jobs to the area

    Carthage plant bringing 160 jobs to the area

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:20:41 GMT
    A Carthage, Missouri cheese plant has begun an expansion project that will bring jobs to the area. Schreiber Foods says the 29,000 foot expansion will add 160 jobs to the plant. The plant will also re-purpose 67,000 square feet to install material handling and storage capacity for cheese, ingredients and packaging materials.More >>
    A Carthage, Missouri cheese plant has begun an expansion project that will bring jobs to the area. Schreiber Foods says the 29,000 foot expansion will add 160 jobs to the plant. The plant will also re-purpose 67,000 square feet to install material handling and storage capacity for cheese, ingredients and packaging materials.More >>
  • New Joplin city manager may be at least another six months away

    New Joplin city manager may be at least another six months away

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:08:09 GMT
    Councilman Mike Woolston says former city manager Mark Rohr's salary, including compensation and benefits, was about $200,000 at the time city council fired him.  Joplin's new city manager may be paid the same.More >>
    Councilman Mike Woolston says former city manager Mark Rohr's salary, including compensation and benefits, was about $200,000 at the time city council fired him.  Joplin's new city manager may be paid the same.More >>
  • Carthage Dentist Uses Good Friday To Offer Free Services

    Carthage Dentist Uses Good Friday To Offer Free Services

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:06:56 GMT
    One Four State Dentist observes Good Friday as time to offer free dental services to patients. It's owner says it is aims to make Good Friday, Great for those in need."It's hurting me constantly," said patient Carrie Smith. Carrie is hoping to spend her Good Friday getting a tooth pulled. It's not how many would choose to kick off Easter weekend, but thanks to Herrington Dentistry in Carthage it won't cost Carrie a single penny. "We open up our office as a way of being missionaries in our own...More >>
    One Four State Dentist observes Good Friday as time to offer free dental services to patients. It's owner says it is aims to make Good Friday, Great for those in need."It's hurting me constantly," said patient Carrie Smith. Carrie is hoping to spend her Good Friday getting a tooth pulled. It's not how many would choose to kick off Easter weekend, but thanks to Herrington Dentistry in Carthage it won't cost Carrie a single penny. "We open up our office as a way of being missionaries in our own...More >>
  • MSSU Board authorizes $30 million bond sale for residence hall construction

    MSSU Board authorizes $30 million bond sale for residence hall construction

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:51:28 GMT
    A bond-issue signing, authorizing the sale of nearly $30 million in bonds for the construction of a new residence hall complex, was held Friday, April 18, during the Board of Governors meeting at Missouri Southern State University. Representatives from Edward Jones and Armstrong Teasdale were on hand for the signing, which directed the issuance of $15,030,000 auxiliary enterprise system refunding revenue bonds and $14,320,000 auxiliary enterprise system improvement revenue bonds.More >>
    A bond-issue signing, authorizing the sale of nearly $30 million in bonds for the construction of a new residence hall complex, was held Friday, April 18, during the Board of Governors meeting at Missouri Southern State University. Representatives from Edward Jones and Armstrong Teasdale were on hand for the signing, which directed the issuance of $15,030,000 auxiliary enterprise system refunding revenue bonds and $14,320,000 auxiliary enterprise system improvement revenue bonds.More >>
  • KDHE, KDA warn of risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry

    KDHE, KDA warn of risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:50:04 GMT
    Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) warn of the risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry.More >>
    Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) warn of the risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry.More >>
  • Arma toddler burned after gas can explodes

    Arma toddler burned after gas can explodes

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:47:15 GMT
    A two year old and his step-father are being treated for burns after a gas container ignited Friday afternoon in Arma, Kansas. They were by an active fire pit when a nearby plastic gas container somehow ignited. The toddler's clothing caught fire. The step-father grabbed him and extinguished the child's clothing with help from a neighbor. The boy was taken by medical helicopter to a Kansas City hospital. The step-father was taken to a nearby hospital with burns on his arms and hands.More >>
    A two year old and his step-father are being treated for burns after a gas container ignited Friday afternoon in Arma, Kansas. They were by an active fire pit when a nearby plastic gas container somehow ignited. The toddler's clothing caught fire. The step-father grabbed him and extinguished the child's clothing with help from a neighbor. The boy was taken by medical helicopter to a Kansas City hospital. The step-father was taken to a nearby hospital with burns on his arms and hands.More >>
  • Man arrested the night his daughter committed suicide sues City of Joplin and Joplin Police

    Man arrested the night his daughter committed suicide sues City of Joplin and Joplin Police

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:09:38 GMT
    In March 2013, 16-year-old Brooke Russell committed suicide by shooting herself in Joplin's Roanoke Park.   Before the teenager died, Russell's father and brother, who found the wounded teen in the park, were arrested for assault, accused of assaulting emergency workers sent to save his daughter's life.More >>
    In March 2013, 16-year-old Brooke Russell committed suicide by shooting herself in Joplin's Roanoke Park.   Before the teenager died, Russell's father and brother, who found the wounded teen in the park, were arrested for assault, accused of assaulting emergency workers sent to save his daughter's life.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback signs 19 bills into law Thursday

    Governor Sam Brownback signs 19 bills into law Thursday

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:16:13 GMT
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 19 bills into law today. He allowed one bill to become law without his signature. This brings the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 76. One bill has been vetoed and one passed into law without signature.More >>
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 19 bills into law today. He allowed one bill to become law without his signature. This brings the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 76. One bill has been vetoed and one passed into law without signature.More >>
  • Gov. Brownback signs SB 265; good news for Kansas agriculture

    Gov. Brownback signs SB 265; good news for Kansas agriculture

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:05:04 GMT
    Governor Sam Brownback signed into law yesterday a bill containing two measures important to Kansas agriculture. Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey applauded the Kansas Legislature for the passage of Senate Bill 265.More >>
    Governor Sam Brownback signed into law yesterday a bill containing two measures important to Kansas agriculture. Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey applauded the Kansas Legislature for the passage of Senate Bill 265.More >>
  • AG Schmidt: Kansas receives $62.2 million payment from tobacco settlement

    AG Schmidt: Kansas receives $62.2 million payment from tobacco settlement

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:01:18 GMT
    The final installment of the state’s annual payment was verified today. The $62.2 million total is within the range of payments received by Kansas in recent years. Schmidt said that was the intended result of a legal settlement term sheet Kansas entered into in 2012 with several tobacco companies to resolve a long-running dispute that had put future years’ payments at risk.More >>
    The final installment of the state’s annual payment was verified today. The $62.2 million total is within the range of payments received by Kansas in recent years. Schmidt said that was the intended result of a legal settlement term sheet Kansas entered into in 2012 with several tobacco companies to resolve a long-running dispute that had put future years’ payments at risk. More >>
  • Girard man charged with attempted first degree murder

    Girard man charged with attempted first degree murder

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:36:47 GMT
    Brian L. Taylor has been arrested after authorities say he stabbed Jeff Terwilliger. Girard Police and Crawford County Sheriff's Office took Taylor into custody on Thursday.More >>
    Brian L. Taylor has been arrested after authorities say he stabbed Jeff Terwilliger. Girard Police and Crawford County Sheriff's Office took Taylor into custody on Thursday.More >>
  • Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - May 10 in Pittsburg

    Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - May 10 in Pittsburg

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:20:54 GMT
    Saturday May 10th marks the 22nd anniversary of one of America's great days of giving - the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect from our customers non-perishable food donations. These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people in need, and there are many in Pittsburg, KS that need our help.More >>
    Saturday May 10th marks the 22nd anniversary of one of America's great days of giving - the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect from our customers non-perishable food donations. These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people in need, and there are many in Pittsburg, KS that need our help.More >>
  • More retail development will be coming to Webb City

    More retail development will be coming to Webb City

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:11:48 GMT
    More retail development will be coming to Webb City, after a contract was approved by the council this week. It involves underdeveloped land south of Highway 171, across from the Price Cutter store.More >>
    More retail development will be coming to Webb City, after a contract was approved by the council this week. It involves underdeveloped land south of Highway 171, across from the Price Cutter store.More >>
  • Erie principal and her son among those injured in multi-vehicle crash north of Frontenac

    Erie principal and her son among those injured in multi-vehicle crash north of Frontenac

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:32:58 GMT
    The crash occurred at about 10:20 a.m. north of Frontenac at the U.S. 69 and U.S. 160 junction.  The investigation continues, but the Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash started when a semi-truck going south on U.S. 69 rear-ended other vehicles that were stopped at a red light.More >>
    The crash occurred at about 10:20 a.m. north of Frontenac at the U.S. 69 and U.S. 160 junction.  The investigation continues, but the Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash started when a semi-truck going south on U.S. 69 rear-ended other vehicles that were stopped at a red light.More >>
  • Pittsburg to Increase High Speed Internet Connectivity

    Pittsburg to Increase High Speed Internet Connectivity

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:25:53 GMT
    Faster internet service is a click away for the city of Pittsburg.More >>
    Faster internet service is a click away for the city of Pittsburg.More >>
  • 18-year-old hopes to share message of strength on "The Biggest Loser"

    18-year-old hopes to share message of strength on "The Biggest Loser"

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:36:04 GMT
    "...Not only am I going to help myself, but I'm going to inspire a community that after the tornado, did so much for me," says the young woman.More >>
    "...Not only am I going to help myself, but I'm going to inspire a community that after the tornado, did so much for me," says the young woman.More >>
  • New TIF district proposed along south Range Line

    New TIF district proposed along south Range Line

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:22:18 GMT
    A meeting was held in Joplin today to discuss a developer's proposal to establish a TIF district along Range Line at 44th Street. The developer wants to use taxes generated by development at the location to repay costs of managing a wetland area in order to make a a portion of the property useable. The developer wants to build a hospitality district that would include both retail and offices.More >>
    A meeting was held in Joplin today to discuss a developer's proposal to establish a TIF district along Range Line at 44th Street. The developer wants to use taxes generated by development at the location to repay costs of managing a wetland area in order to make a a portion of the property useable. The developer wants to build a hospitality district that would include both retail and offices.More >>
  • Joplin woman who stole more than $100,000 to serve 13 months in prison

    Joplin woman who stole more than $100,000 to serve 13 months in prison

    A federal judge has sentenced Kathryn Stayton of Joplin for embezzling more than $88,000 from her employer, Frank Fletcher Ford, and another $13,000 from Credit Cars of Joplin. Stayton will serve 13 months in prison followed by three years supervised probation.She also has to repay a little over $121,000.More >>
    A federal judge has sentenced Kathryn Stayton of Joplin for embezzling more than $88,000 from her employer, Frank Fletcher Ford, and another $13,000 from Credit Cars of Joplin. Stayton will serve 13 months in prison followed by three years supervised probation.She also has to repay a little over $121,000.More >>
  • Rebuild Joplin Brings Its 128th Family Home

    Rebuild Joplin Brings Its 128th Family Home

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:20:42 GMT
    Rebuild Joplin celebrates its 128th housewarming since the Joplin tornado today.Theo and Opal Morrison were moving into their home on Illinois when the tornado struck. Without having time to buy insurance, according to Opal, the tornado winds shifted their home from its foundation, rendering it unlivable.More >>
    Rebuild Joplin celebrates its 128th housewarming since the Joplin tornado today.Theo and Opal Morrison were moving into their home on Illinois when the tornado struck. Without having time to buy insurance, according to Opal, the tornado winds shifted their home from its foundation, rendering it unlivable.More >>
  • Carl Junction FFA Teaches 3rd Graders Where Food Comes From

    Carl Junction FFA Teaches 3rd Graders Where Food Comes From

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:57:29 GMT
    Third graders in Carl Junction got a lesson in where their food comes from today from the Carl Junction High School's Future Farmers of Americas. Over 250 students visited 21 stations in the annual Food for America event.The event has taken place at the school since at least the 11970's and from animals to fashion to food kids learn most things in life start with agriculture. "The best part for me is that these kids have learned something and are going to go away from here knowing about our p...More >>
    Third graders in Carl Junction got a lesson in where their food comes from today from the Carl Junction High School's Future Farmers of Americas. Over 250 students visited 21 stations in the annual Food for America event.The event has taken place at the school since at least the 11970's and from animals to fashion to food kids learn most things in life start with agriculture. "The best part for me is that these kids have learned something and are going to go away from here knowing about our p...More >>
  • Kyle Kennon and Elaine Lovesee awarded NEO Staff of the Month for March and April

    Kyle Kennon and Elaine Lovesee awarded NEO Staff of the Month for March and April

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:53:04 GMT
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    The Staff Association at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), announced Kyle Kennon and Elaine Lovesee as the Staff Members of the Month for March and April for their excellent work ethic and compassion toward NEO.More >>
    The Staff Association at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), announced Kyle Kennon and Elaine Lovesee as the Staff Members of the Month for March and April for their excellent work ethic and compassion toward NEO.More >>
  • BBB Alert: Scammers use BBB's Name in Fake Loan Scheme

    BBB Alert: Scammers use BBB's Name in Fake Loan Scheme

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:29:54 GMT
    Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning cash-strapped consumers to beware of online lenders that require advance fees.More >>
    Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning cash-strapped consumers to beware of online lenders that require advance fees.More >>
  • Joplin street closure: Cleveland closed at 24th Street

    Joplin street closure: Cleveland closed at 24th Street

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:25:48 GMT
    Cleveland Avenue will be closed at 24th Street starting Friday , April 18, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until Sunday , April 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The street will be closed to traffic as Kenny Singer Construction will have the area closed while they make utility cut repairs. Residents in the area will be allowed access to their property but there will be no through traffic.More >>
    Cleveland Avenue will be closed at 24th Street starting Friday , April 18, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until Sunday , April 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The street will be closed to traffic as Kenny Singer Construction will have the area closed while they make utility cut repairs. Residents in the area will be allowed access to their property but there will be no through traffic.More >>
  • Able Manufacturing appoints new President

    Able Manufacturing appoints new President

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:23:45 GMT
    Able Manufacturing & Assembly, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Courtade to the role of President. Prior to becoming President, Steve served as the company’s CFO. He has over 30 years of hands on experience with manufacturing companies, in multiple senior roles.More >>
    Able Manufacturing & Assembly, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Courtade to the role of President. Prior to becoming President, Steve served as the company’s CFO. He has over 30 years of hands on experience with manufacturing companies, in multiple senior roles.More >>
  • Wait 3 to 5 Days Before Assessing Freeze Damage in Wheat

    Wait 3 to 5 Days Before Assessing Freeze Damage in Wheat

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:05:28 GMT
    Wheat in the jointing stage becomes sensitive to freeze damage at 26 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit. However, wheat prior to jointing is not likely to be affected by frost or freeze according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.More >>
    Wheat in the jointing stage becomes sensitive to freeze damage at 26 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit. However, wheat prior to jointing is not likely to be affected by frost or freeze according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.More >>
  • Joplin Demize: Website provides team info, tickets, merchandise, etc.

    Joplin Demize: Website provides team info, tickets, merchandise, etc.

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:14:34 GMT
    The Joplin Demize NPSL team has expanded its presence from on the field to online as the team gears up for its inaugural season. Through a partnership with Demosphere, the country’s top soccer-specific international website provider, soccer enthusiasts can now go to www.joplindemize.com to keep up with team news, find Joplin Demize game highlights, and purchase tickets and merchandise.More >>
    The Joplin Demize NPSL team has expanded its presence from on the field to online as the team gears up for its inaugural season. Through a partnership with Demosphere, the country’s top soccer-specific international website provider, soccer enthusiasts can now go to www.joplindemize.com to keep up with team news, find Joplin Demize game highlights, and purchase tickets and merchandise.More >>
  • New voice mail system for Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

    New voice mail system for Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:26:11 GMT
    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has implemented a new voice mail system. Upon dialing 620-330-1000, our non-emergency telephone number, the system will greet you and provide telephone number for the Montgomery County Jail and Montgomery County District Court for those callers needing those offices rather than the Sheriff's Office.More >>
    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has implemented a new voice mail system. Upon dialing 620-330-1000, our non-emergency telephone number, the system will greet you and provide telephone number for the Montgomery County Jail and Montgomery County District Court for those callers needing those offices rather than the Sheriff's Office.More >>
  • Gun, drugs recovered during early morning arrest in Parsons

    Gun, drugs recovered during early morning arrest in Parsons

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:22:01 GMT
    The Parsons Police Department made an arrest around 1 a.m. on a Labette County warrant. Xavier Porter, 21, of Parsons was taken into custody.During the arrest, officers retrieved a stolen gun registered in Arkansas, crack cocaine and an undisclosed amount of cash.More >>
    The Parsons Police Department made an arrest around 1 a.m. on a Labette County warrant. Xavier Porter, 21, of Parsons was taken into custody.During the arrest, officers retrieved a stolen gun registered in Arkansas, crack cocaine and an undisclosed amount of cash.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback statement: Jewish Community Campus memorial service

    Governor Sam Brownback statement: Jewish Community Campus memorial service

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:29:33 GMT
    “Today we take the first steps toward healing as we celebrate the lives of Reat Griffin Underwood, William Corporon and Terri LaManno. An act of violence based on hatred cut those lives short, but today we choose to remember their joy, their commitment to their families, to their communities and to their faith.More >>
    “Today we take the first steps toward healing as we celebrate the lives of Reat Griffin Underwood, William Corporon and Terri LaManno. An act of violence based on hatred cut those lives short, but today we choose to remember their joy, their commitment to their families, to their communities and to their faith.More >>
  • PSU Theatre production examines our technology ties

    PSU Theatre production examines our technology ties

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:28:04 GMT
    The Pittsburg State University Theatre’s upcoming production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” by Sarah Ruhl, is a surreal and wryly funny examination of our fascination with technology.More >>
    The Pittsburg State University Theatre’s upcoming production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” by Sarah Ruhl, is a surreal and wryly funny examination of our fascination with technology.More >>
  • MSSU officer candidates to attend Show Me Gold’s Dining Out event

    MSSU officer candidates to attend Show Me Gold’s Dining Out event

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:27:09 GMT
    Officer candidates in the Show Me Gold military science program at Missouri Southern State University will gather for Dining Out at 6 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom.More >>
    Officer candidates in the Show Me Gold military science program at Missouri Southern State University will gather for Dining Out at 6 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom.More >>
  • New Kansas law will expand coverage for some children with autism

    New Kansas law will expand coverage for some children with autism

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:30:12 GMT
    Pittsburg resident Lloyd Bandy is talking about his son Lance who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome, a developmental disorder that falls under the Autism Spectrum Disorders.More >>
    Pittsburg resident Lloyd Bandy talks about his son Lance who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome, a developmental disorder that falls under the Autism Spectrum Disorders.More >>
  • Joplin elementary students help build rain gardens

    Joplin elementary students help build rain gardens

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:26:00 GMT
    Students at Eastmoreland Elementary in Joplin, got their hands a little dirty on Wednesday. A group of 2nd and 3rd graders planted a variety of flowers inside a rain garden.More >>
    Students at Eastmoreland Elementary in Joplin, got their hands a little dirty on Wednesday. A group of 2nd and 3rd graders planted a variety of flowers inside a rain garden. More >>
  • SEK Art Fest searching for local artist

    SEK Art Fest searching for local artist

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:14:37 GMT
    24 giant fiberglass footballs touched downed Wednesday in Pittsburg. The footballs will be featured in the Annual SEK Art Fest.  More >>
    24 giant fiberglass footballs touched downed Wednesday in Pittsburg. The footballs will be featured in the Annual SEK Art Fest.   More >>
  • Quadruple Amputee Teaches No Excuses

    Quadruple Amputee Teaches No Excuses

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:11:20 GMT
    A motivational speaker teaches students and community members in Nevada, Missouri to never make excuses. Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a certified "Cross-Fit" instructor.  More >>
    A motivational speaker teaches students and community members in Nevada, Missouri to never make excuses. Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a certified "Cross-Fit" instructor.  More >>
  • Volunteers and donations sought to help pack food for Victory 4 Haiti

    Volunteers and donations sought to help pack food for Victory 4 Haiti

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:41:32 GMT
    On Saturday, April 26th, 1,600 volunteers will come together to package 280,000 nutritious meals that will provide approximately 2,500 students in Fonds Parisien, Haiti a meal for nearly 90 days.More >>
    On Saturday, April 26th, 1,600 volunteers will come together to package 280,000 nutritious meals that will provide approximately 2,500 students in Fonds Parisien, Haiti a meal for nearly 90 days.More >>
  • Joplin High School Constitution team raising funds for national competition

    Joplin High School Constitution team raising funds for national competition

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:18:06 GMT
    To help raise funds, the team is looking for opportunities to share information about their organization and their work preparing for the national competition.More >>
    To help raise funds, the team is looking for opportunities to share information about their organization and their work preparing for the national competition.More >>
  • Downstream guest wins $2.6 million with one push of the button

    Downstream guest wins $2.6 million with one push of the button

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:28:58 GMT
    The Downstream guest, who requested anonymity, initially sat in disbelief and wondered if he had won 2.6 million pennies. When he realized he had won $2,645,455.32 he was overjoyed but confused about how to react.More >>
    The Downstream guest, who requested anonymity, initially sat in disbelief and wondered if he had won 2.6 million pennies. When he realized he had won $2,645,455.32 he was overjoyed but confused about how to react.More >>
  • Joplin's City Attorney resigns

    Joplin's City Attorney resigns

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:09:51 GMT
    The City of Joplin says city attorney Brian Head is resigning from his position and will be taking a job in Lee's Summit, Missouri.More >>
    The City of Joplin says city attorney Brian Head is resigning from his position and will be taking a job in Lee's Summit, Missouri.More >>
  • The Empire District Electric Company Files Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan

    The Empire District Electric Company Files Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:57:04 GMT
    Pursuant to Public Service Commission rule, The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) has filed its 2014 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan and 2013 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report with the Missouri Public Service Commission.More >>
    Pursuant to Public Service Commission rule, The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) has filed its 2014 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan and 2013 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report with the Missouri Public Service Commission.More >>
  • Pittsburg Chamber announces Small Business of the Year Finalists

    Pittsburg Chamber announces Small Business of the Year Finalists

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:39:43 GMT
    The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and BKD, LLP have announced the finalists for the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award. Based upon evidence of successful operations, as well as significant contributions to the community, the following businesses have been recognized as finalists for the award: Jim Radell Construction, Kannarr Eye Care and The Finishing Touch.More >>
    The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and BKD, LLP have announced the finalists for the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award. Based upon evidence of successful operations, as well as significant contributions to the community, the following businesses have been recognized as finalists for the award: Jim Radell Construction, Kannarr Eye Care and The Finishing Touch.More >>
  • NEO student Charlie McQuigg receives the 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award

    NEO student Charlie McQuigg receives the 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:47:43 GMT
    Charlie McQuiggCharlie McQuigg
    Charlie McQuigg, a student at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), and intern for the digital communication department was recently announced as one of the nationwide winners for the Newman Civic Fellows Award.More >>
    Charlie McQuigg, a student at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), and intern for the digital communication department was recently announced as one of the nationwide winners for the Newman Civic Fellows Award. More >>
  • K-Loan program offered at Assistive Technology in Parsons

    K-Loan program offered at Assistive Technology in Parsons

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:42:29 GMT
    K-Loan is a new Alternative Finance program offered through Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK), the statewide assistive technology program, coordinated by the University of Kansas. K-Loan was established and is directed by persons with disabilities.More >>
    K-Loan is a new Alternative Finance program offered through Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK), the statewide assistive technology program, coordinated by the University of Kansas. K-Loan was established and is directed by persons with disabilities.More >>
  • Pittsburg State names outstanding seniors

    Pittsburg State names outstanding seniors

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:37:19 GMT
    Pittsburg State University has selected Kaitlyn Herder and Nicholas Popejoy as its outstanding senior woman and outstanding senior man for 2014. The university’s highest student honors were announced at the annual student leadership and awards banquet on Tuesday, April 15.More >>
    Pittsburg State University has selected Kaitlyn Herder and Nicholas Popejoy as its outstanding senior woman and outstanding senior man for 2014. The university’s highest student honors were announced at the annual student leadership and awards banquet on Tuesday, April 15.More >>
  • Sen. Moran Receives Champion of Science Award, Hosts NIH Director in Kansas

    Sen. Moran Receives Champion of Science Award, Hosts NIH Director in Kansas

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:33:46 GMT
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Ranking Member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies, this week received The Science Coalition’s Champion of Science Award for his strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Kansas at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation.More >>
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Ranking Member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies, this week received The Science Coalition’s Champion of Science Award for his strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Kansas at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback orders flag lowered in honor of victims of April 13 shootings

    Governor Sam Brownback orders flag lowered in honor of victims of April 13 shootings

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:02:25 GMT
    In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18 in honor of Dr. William Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood and Terri Lamanno.More >>
    In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18 in honor of Dr. William Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood and Terri Lamanno.More >>
  • The Southwest Missouri DWI Task Force Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers

    The Southwest Missouri DWI Task Force Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:57:19 GMT
    The Carthage Police Department received a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division to stop people from driving while intoxicated. A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted within the City of Carthage during the third week of April, and will focus on reducing deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.More >>
    The Carthage Police Department received a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division to stop people from driving while intoxicated. A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted within the City of Carthage during the third week of April, and will focus on reducing deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.More >>
  • McDonald County Sheriffs office asks for help in search for stolen property

    McDonald County Sheriffs office asks for help in search for stolen property

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:53:51 GMT
    20 foot flat bed trailer was missing. It was black with angle iron rails on front and sides, with multi-colored wheels and treated wood bed. The driver's side fender is bent under (curled) quite bad from prior impact on the back side. At the time of the theft one of the tires on the tandem axle trailer was flat; video shows one white and one black wheel on the passenger side.More >>
    20 foot flat bed trailer was missing. It was black with angle iron rails on front and sides, with multi-colored wheels and treated wood bed. The driver's side fender is bent under (curled) quite bad from prior impact on the back side. At the time of the theft one of the tires on the tandem axle trailer was flat; video shows one white and one black wheel on the passenger side.More >>
  • NEO’s small business team wins third at Governor’s Cup competition two years in a row

    NEO’s small business team wins third at Governor’s Cup competition two years in a row

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:34:03 GMT
    The small business division team known as "Dairy Ranch 66" from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), received third place at the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup competition in Oklahoma City on April 12th and 13th.More >>
    The small business division team known as "Dairy Ranch 66" from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), received third place at the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup competition in Oklahoma City on April 12th and 13th.More >>
  • Southeast Kansas Boston Marathon runner returns a year later

    Explosions at Boston Marathon

    A Southeast Kansas man will return to Boston, and a scene he remembers vividly, as he prepares once again to run the Boston Marathon.More >>
    A Southeast Kansas man will return to Boston, and a scene he remembers vividly, as he prepares once again to run the Boston Marathon.More >>
  • Joplin celebrates 125th birthday of local artist, Thomas Hart Benton

    Joplin celebrates 125th birthday of local artist, Thomas Hart Benton

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:38:17 GMT
    Joplin's rich display of art is now honoring the man who gave it a whole new meaning.More >>
    Joplin's rich display of art is now honoring the man who gave it a whole new meaning.More >>
  • Oklahoma Attorney General files anti-discrimination lawsuit against Miami restaurant

    Oklahoma Attorney General files anti-discrimination lawsuit against Miami restaurant

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:32:26 GMT
    Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Files Anti-Discrimination Lawsuit against Miami, Oklahoma Restaurant: Allegations include sexual harassment and discrimination of victims of sexual abuse, domestic violenceMore >>
    Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Files Anti-Discrimination Lawsuit against Miami, Oklahoma Restaurant: Allegations include sexual harassment and discrimination of victims of sexual abuse, domestic violenceMore >>
  • Joplin Police Department seeks third CALEA certification

    Joplin Police Department seeks third CALEA certification

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:30:13 GMT
    Tonight at 7, there will be a public input session in the Joplin Municipal Courtroom, where CALEA officials will hear feedback about the JPD.More >>
    Tonight at 7, there will be a public input session in the Joplin Municipal Courtroom, where CALEA officials will hear feedback about the JPD.More >>
  • Former Jasper High School employee charged, accused of having sexual contact with students

    Former Jasper High School employee charged, accused of having sexual contact with students

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:50:49 GMT
    Janice Lorene RuskJanice Lorene Rusk
    Janice Lorene Rusk, 42, of Jasper, Missouri has been charged with one count each of statutory rape and statutory sodomy in an ongoing investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.More >>
    Janice Lorene Rusk, 42, of Jasper, Missouri has been charged with one count each of statutory rape and statutory sodomy in an ongoing investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.More >>
  • Teen convicted in 2012 Joplin murder gets life in prison with possibility of parole

    Teen convicted in 2012 Joplin murder gets life in prison with possibility of parole

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:31:48 GMT
    The teenager convicted of killing a Joplin man in a July 2012 robbery has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Daniel Hartman and four other defendants were charged with robbing Jacob Wages, but a jury determined it was Hartman who pulled the trigger.More >>
    The teenager convicted of killing a Joplin man in a July 2012 robbery has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Daniel Hartman and four other defendants were charged with robbing Jacob Wages, but a jury determined it was Hartman who pulled the trigger.More >>
  • Joplin Street Closure - Cleveland Avenue at 24th Street

    Joplin Street Closure - Cleveland Avenue at 24th Street

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:22:03 GMT
    Cleveland Avenue will be closed at 24th Street starting Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The street will be closed to traffic as Kenny Singer Construction will have the area closed while they make utility cut repairs. Residents in the area will be allowed access to their property but there will be no through traffic.More >>
    Cleveland Avenue will be closed at 24th Street starting Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The street will be closed to traffic as Kenny Singer Construction will have the area closed while they make utility cut repairs. Residents in the area will be allowed access to their property but there will be no through traffic.More >>
  • Neosho Ethics Board discusses complaint against two city councilmen

    Neosho Ethics Board discusses complaint against two city councilmen

    Neosho Ethics Board discusses complaint against two city councilmen

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:33:42 GMT

    Accusations of abuse of power and position within the City of Neosho Council has led to an investigation from the ethics board. Tonight that ethics board had a first hearing on the investigation involving two councilmen -- and many others were called to testify.
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    Accusations of abuse of power and position within the City of Neosho Council has led to an investigation from the ethics board. Tonight that ethics board had a first hearing on the investigation involving two councilmen -- and many others were called to testify.
    More >>
  • PSU student publications haul in awards at state conference

    PSU student publications haul in awards at state conference

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:18:24 GMT
    For the fourth consecutive year, the Kanza, Pittsburg State University’s student yearbook, earned a gold medal and the All-Kansas Award at the Kansas Collegiate Media annual state conference. PSU’s student newspaper, the Collegio, earned a silver medal. This year’s All-Kansas award for student newspapers went to the Collegian at Kansas State.More >>
    For the fourth consecutive year, the Kanza, Pittsburg State University’s student yearbook, earned a gold medal and the All-Kansas Award at the Kansas Collegiate Media annual state conference. PSU’s student newspaper, the Collegio, earned a silver medal. This year’s All-Kansas award for student newspapers went to the Collegian at Kansas State.More >>
  • State prosecutors file murder charges against white supremacist accused in Kansas City shootings

    State prosecutors file murder charges against white supremacist accused in Kansas City shootings

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:17:14 GMT
    Frazier Glenn Cross is now charged with capital murder for the deaths of 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood (Losen) and his grandfather, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who were shot outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.More >>
    Frazier Glenn Cross is now charged with capital murder for the deaths of 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood (Losen) and his grandfather, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who were shot outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.More >>
  • Suspect who assaulted Seneca officer captured in Texas

    Suspect who assaulted Seneca officer captured in Texas

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:00:33 GMT
    Suspect SearchSuspect Search
    A man suspected of injuring a Seneca, Missouri police officer was captured by U.S. Marshals in Collin County, Texas.  In addition to pending charges in Newton County, Missouri, Cory Rantz also has two holds out of Arkansas, and will be extradited there first.More >>
    A man suspected of injuring a Seneca, Missouri police officer was captured by U.S. Marshals in Collin County, Texas.  In addition to pending charges in Newton County, Missouri, Cory Rantz also has two holds out of Arkansas, and will be extradited there first.More >>
  • Motorcyclists Urged to Drive With Caution This Spring: Harsh winter shows wear and tear on Missouri roadways

    Motorcyclists Urged to Drive With Caution This Spring: Harsh winter shows wear and tear on Missouri roadways

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:46:04 GMT
    No one appreciates a warm spring day more than a motorcyclist who’s had a bike sitting in the garage all winter. As engines rev in anticipation of a beautiful Missouri scenic ride, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to encourage riders to keep an eye out for debris, gravel, and rough road conditions that often result after a hard winter.More >>
    No one appreciates a warm spring day more than a motorcyclist who’s had a bike sitting in the garage all winter. As engines rev in anticipation of a beautiful Missouri scenic ride, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to encourage riders to keep an eye out for debris, gravel, and rough road conditions that often result after a hard winter.More >>
  • Leggett & Platt, Inc. Sponsors Trading Cards for Carthage Police

    Leggett & Platt, Inc. Sponsors Trading Cards for Carthage Police

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:39:34 GMT
    The Carthage Police Department is proud to announce an agreement with Leggett & Platt Incorporated’s Creative Services Division to sponsor the department with free trading cards for each of our officers.More >>
    The Carthage Police Department is proud to announce an agreement with Leggett & Platt Incorporated’s Creative Services Division to sponsor the department with free trading cards for each of our officers.More >>
  • New mayor for the city of Joplin

    New mayor for the city of Joplin

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:49:57 GMT
    It was an evening of change in Joplin, as Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean exited from the mayorship and Michael Seibert took the chair. "I've done what I can do and now it's somebody else's turn to take us even further," said Colbert-Kean.The special city council meeting drew a large crowd. Residents witnessed as Seibert gained the only nomination for mayor and council members unanimously selected him. "He'll also bring a fresh energy, not necessarily because he's new to council, but because he's ...More >>
    It was an evening of change in Joplin, as Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean exited from the mayorship and Michael Seibert took the chair. "I've done what I can do and now it's somebody else's turn to take us even further," said Colbert-Kean.The special city council meeting drew a large crowd. Residents witnessed as Seibert gained the only nomination for mayor and council members unanimously selected him. "He'll also bring a fresh energy, not necessarily because he's new to council, but because he's ...More >>
  • Thunderstorm and lightning safety information

    Thunderstorm and lightning safety information

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:17:55 GMT
    All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. In 2010 there were 29 fatalities and 182 injuries from lightning. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.More >>
    All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. In 2010 there were 29 fatalities and 182 injuries from lightning. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.More >>
  • Governor uses PSU stop to highlight support for technical education teacher development center

    Governor uses PSU stop to highlight support for technical education teacher development center

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:15:36 GMT
    In a brief stop at Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center on Monday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback praised the higher education funding bill recently passed by the Kansas Legislature, including $1 million targeted at creating the Career and Technical Education Teacher Development and Innovation Center (CTE-TDI) at PSU.More >>
    In a brief stop at Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center on Monday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback praised the higher education funding bill recently passed by the Kansas Legislature, including $1 million targeted at creating the Career and Technical Education Teacher Development and Innovation Center (CTE-TDI) at PSU.More >>
  • Some candidates emerge for new Joplin mayor and mayor pro tem

    Some candidates emerge for new Joplin mayor and mayor pro tem

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:14:55 GMT
    We asked many of the council members, including the two new being sworn in tonight, if they would be willing to serve as mayor or mayor pro tem.  Based on their responses, it's clear many of them believe it's time for a change.More >>
    We asked many of the council members, including the two new being sworn in tonight, if they would be willing to serve as mayor or mayor pro tem.  Based on their responses, it's clear many of them believe it's time for a change.More >>
  • The Salvation Army Preps for 2nd Annual T-Shirt Day

    The Salvation Army Preps for 2nd Annual T-Shirt Day

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:25:06 GMT
    Local area businesses, schools, organizations, and more are invited to celebrate The Salvation Army’s 2nd Annual T-shirt Day! Wear your ‘OTHERS’ shirt on Friday, May 9th 2014 to support the mission of The Salvation Army. We will be selling shirt through the end of the month of April. The T-shirt Day event will take place at Victory Ministry & Sports Complex. This event will be family friendly and great for all age groups.More >>
    Local area businesses, schools, organizations, and more are invited to celebrate The Salvation Army’s 2nd Annual T-shirt Day! Wear your ‘OTHERS’ shirt on Friday, May 9th 2014 to support the mission of The Salvation Army. We will be selling shirt through the end of the month of April. The T-shirt Day event will take place at Victory Ministry & Sports Complex. This event will be family friendly and great for all age groups.More >>
  • First Street/I-49 Overpass Project In Lamar Begins Week of April 21

    First Street/I-49 Overpass Project In Lamar Begins Week of April 21

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:23:19 GMT
    Work to build a new First Street bridge over I-49 in Lamar is scheduled to begin the week of April 21, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.Drivers can expect lane closings at times on I-49 as crews build a bridge to carry First Street traffic over the interstate.More >>
    Work to build a new First Street bridge over I-49 in Lamar is scheduled to begin the week of April 21, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.Drivers can expect lane closings at times on I-49 as crews build a bridge to carry First Street traffic over the interstate.More >>
  • Sexual assault awareness is everyone’s responsibility: 1 in 5 women will be raped in her lifetime

    Sexual assault awareness is everyone’s responsibility: 1 in 5 women will be raped in her lifetime

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:18:27 GMT
    . In Missouri, estimates indicate 413,000 women have been sexually assaulted. Bringing awareness to this issue, and in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Freeman SANE team encourages victims of sexual assault to report their attack to law enforcement, seek medical attention following an attack and to never forget that sexual assault is not the victim’s fault.More >>
    . In Missouri, estimates indicate 413,000 women have been sexually assaulted. Bringing awareness to this issue, and in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Freeman SANE team encourages victims of sexual assault to report their attack to law enforcement, seek medical attention following an attack and to never forget that sexual assault is not the victim’s fault.More >>
  • Mother with 12 pound 3 year old sentenced to 15 years

    Mother with 12 pound 3 year old sentenced to 15 years

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:11:30 GMT
    In July 2012, a three-year-old weighing only 12 pounds was taken to the hospital with barely a pulse. Two women were taken into custody - Beth Williams, the child's mother - and her roommate, Christina Haidle.Williams previously plead guilty to a charge of Class B, Abuse of a Child, and today was sentenced to serve 15 years and court costs.More >>
    In July 2012, a three-year-old weighing only 12 pounds was taken to the hospital with barely a pulse. Two women were taken into custody - Beth Williams, the child's mother - and her roommate, Christina Haidle.Williams previously plead guilty to a charge of Class B, Abuse of a Child, and today was sentenced to serve 15 years and court costs.More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Post DWI checkpoint results

    Joplin Police Department Post DWI checkpoint results

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:56:29 GMT
    On Saturday April 13th, 2014 the Joplin Police Department along with members of the Southwest Missouri DWI Taskforce and the support of MADD hosted a DWI checkpoint at 7th and Illinois.More >>
    On Saturday April 13th, 2014 the Joplin Police Department along with members of the Southwest Missouri DWI Taskforce and the support of MADD hosted a DWI checkpoint at 7th and Illinois.More >>
  • Sen. Moran Statement on Tragic Violence in Johnson County

    Sen. Moran Statement on Tragic Violence in Johnson County

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:53:04 GMT
    "I am shocked and sickened by the violence that occurred in Overland Park and Leawood today. Kansas is a place where every person of every kind should be safe from violence or persecution."More >>
    "I am shocked and sickened by the violence that occurred in Overland Park and Leawood today. Kansas is a place where every person of every kind should be safe from violence or persecution."More >>
  • Rotary Fundraiser to Benefit New-Mac CASA Children - April 19 in Neosho

    Rotary Fundraiser to Benefit New-Mac CASA Children - April 19 in Neosho

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:29:15 GMT
    The Neosho Rotary Club presents Garry Carson’s Magical Mystery Show! Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the Chamber office (Additional ticket locations include: Community Bank & Trust, Country Care Pharmacy, Family Pharmacy, Hometown Bank, Mitchell’s Downtown Drugstore & Silhouette Images)...More >>
    The Neosho Rotary Club presents Garry Carson’s Magical Mystery Show! Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the Chamber office (Additional ticket locations include: Community Bank & Trust, Country Care Pharmacy, Family Pharmacy, Hometown Bank, Mitchell’s Downtown Drugstore & Silhouette Images)... More >>
  • Interchange Ramp Rebuild Begins at Route 171/Route HH near Carterville

    Interchange Ramp Rebuild Begins at Route 171/Route HH near Carterville

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:05:47 GMT
    Drivers can expect ramp closings and occasional lane closings at the Route 171/Route HH interchange near Carterville as a project to rebuild the eastbound ramps begins this week, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.More >>
    Drivers can expect ramp closings and occasional lane closings at the Route 171/Route HH interchange near Carterville as a project to rebuild the eastbound ramps begins this week, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.More >>
  • Senator Blunt on KC Suspect: "Hateful Intolerance Shows How Disturbed This Person Must Be"

    Senator Blunt on KC Suspect: "Hateful Intolerance Shows How Disturbed This Person Must Be"

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:04:29 GMT
    "This kind of senseless attack on our community is repugnant any day, but choosing Passover as a time to demonstrate this hateful intolerance shows how disturbed this person must be..."More >>
    "This kind of senseless attack on our community is repugnant any day, but choosing Passover as a time to demonstrate this hateful intolerance shows how disturbed this person must be..."More >>
  • Senator McCaskill Calls for Explicit Timeline for Keystone Pipeline Approval

    Senator McCaskill Calls for Explicit Timeline for Keystone Pipeline Approval

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:01:04 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has joined an effort by 11 Senators calling on President Obama to implement an explicit timeline for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline permit.Highlighting the repeated delays in the approval process over the last several years, the Senators urged the President to make a final decision no later than May 31, 2014.More >>
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has joined an effort by 11 Senators calling on President Obama to implement an explicit timeline for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline permit.Highlighting the repeated delays in the approval process over the last several years, the Senators urged the President to make a final decision no later than May 31, 2014.More >>
  • Weekend DWI checkpoint in Joplin results in 15 arrests

    Weekend DWI checkpoint in Joplin results in 15 arrests

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:49:16 GMT
    A big reminder about driving responsibly, a checkpoint at 7th and Illinois Streets in Joplin Saturday evening resulted in 15 arrests. The number of DWI checkpoints in Joplin will be increasing over the next few months.More >>
    A big reminder about driving responsibly, a checkpoint at 7th and Illinois Streets in Joplin Saturday evening resulted in 15 arrests. The number of DWI checkpoints in Joplin will be increasing over the next few months.More >>
  • IRS Officials Offer Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers

    IRS Officials Offer Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:48:18 GMT
    April 15th not far away and tax officials are urging you to send in those tax returns. Whether it be online or through paper returns, the IRS doesn't want you to pay that penalty fee for late returns.Officials recommend preparing beforehand. And to stay current and knowledgeable by conducting your own research, because choosing the wrong professional to file your taxes could cost you. Michael Devine with the Internal Revenue Service says, "Returns that are filed in March and April, we don't s...More >>
    April 15th not far away and tax officials are urging you to send in those tax returns. Whether it be online or through paper returns, the IRS doesn't want you to pay that penalty fee for late returns.Officials recommend preparing beforehand. And to stay current and knowledgeable by conducting your own research, because choosing the wrong professional to file your taxes could cost you. Michael Devine with the Internal Revenue Service says, "Returns that are filed in March and April, we don't s...More >>
  • PSU hosts Easter festivities and families

    PSU hosts Easter festivities and families

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:59:52 GMT
    The PSU Student Activities Council held its annual egg hunt for children. While the rain moved the hunt indoors, kids still received eggs filled with candy, along with other prizes. The easter bunny dried off to take pictures with the kids. More >>
    The PSU Student Activities Council held its annual egg hunt for children. While the rain moved the hunt indoors, kids still received eggs filled with candy, along with other prizes. The easter bunny dried off to take pictures with the kids. More >>
  • Missouri Conservation Department brings free trees to Neosho

    Missouri Conservation Department brings free trees to Neosho

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:39:58 GMT
    The Missouri Conservation Department was giving away nearly 3,000 free trees Sunday at the Neosho Fish Hatchery. The 25 year tradition invites the public to receive free pine, dogwood, and cypress trees. Officials say with the cold weather approaching in the next 48 hours...it's important to protect your trees from frost and freeze because they are still developing, and need proper protection to grow. "These are all seedlings, keep in mind. Some of these are two and three year old seedlings s...More >>
    The Missouri Conservation Department was giving away nearly 3,000 free trees Sunday at the Neosho Fish Hatchery. The 25 year tradition invites the public to receive free pine, dogwood, and cypress trees. Officials say with the cold weather approaching in the next 48 hours...it's important to protect your trees from frost and freeze because they are still developing, and need proper protection to grow. "These are all seedlings, keep in mind. Some of these are two and three year old seedlings s...More >>
  • New Justice Network to raise money for Lafayette House in Joplin

    New Justice Network to raise money for Lafayette House in Joplin

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:33:13 GMT
    One of the most difficult things a sexual assault victim can do is admit that it happened to them, but some local organizations are saying it's okay, and are offering support.For those who may not know...April is national sexual assault awareness month. Sunday in Neosho, officials with New Justice Network were raising money to support Lafayette house in Joplin, which provides free counseling for sexual and domestic abuse victims.While the rain delayed the 3-D archery shoot that was originally...More >>
    One of the most difficult things a sexual assault victim can do is admit that it happened to them, but some local organizations are saying it's okay, and are offering support.For those who may not know...April is national sexual assault awareness month. Sunday in Neosho, officials with New Justice Network were raising money to support Lafayette house in Joplin, which provides free counseling for sexual and domestic abuse victims.While the rain delayed the 3-D archery shoot that was originally...More >>
  • PSU ROTC Create Obstacle Course Showing Rigors of Training with Gorilla Dash

    PSU ROTC Create Obstacle Course Showing Rigors of Training with Gorilla Dash

    Saturday, April 12 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-13 02:35:55 GMT
    Gorilla DashGorilla Dash
    Runners got a taste of the rigor faced by soldiers at the Pittsburg State University gorilla dash sponsored by the PSU ROTC program. Individually or in teams, participants completed ten different obstacles in the course. From jumping hay bales, to trenching through mud, the Pittsburg State gorilla dash is an intense version of a 5-k run. All proceeds benefit the SFC Robertson scholarship fund, which is in honor of a former student who was killed last November serving in Afghanistan. PSU Senio...More >>
    Runners got a taste of the rigor faced by soldiers at the Pittsburg State University gorilla dash sponsored by the PSU ROTC program. Individually or in teams, participants completed ten different obstacles in the course. From jumping hay bales, to trenching through mud, the Pittsburg State gorilla dash is an intense version of a 5-k run. All proceeds benefit the SFC Robertson scholarship fund, which is in honor of a former student who was killed last November serving in Afghanistan. PSU Senio...More >>
  • Pleasant Valley School in Carthage celebrates 145th birthday

    Pleasant Valley School in Carthage celebrates 145th birthday

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-04-13 01:45:42 GMT
    Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Carthage is celebrating its 145th birthday.More >>
    Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Carthage is celebrating its 145th birthday.More >>
  • Annual Easter egg hunt attracts many in Joplin

    Annual Easter egg hunt attracts many in Joplin

    Saturday, April 12 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-04-13 00:17:09 GMT
    Many 4-state kids got a jump start to Easter at an annual egg hunt in at Joplin Athletic Center.More >>
    Many 4-state kids got a jump start to Easter at an annual egg hunt in at Joplin Athletic Center.More >>
  • 6th annual Springtime on Broadway underway in downtown Webb City

    6th annual Springtime on Broadway underway in downtown Webb City

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:54:40 GMT
    Webb City is celebrating the warmer temperatures with 6th annual Springtime on Broadway event.More >>
    Webb City is celebrating the warmer temperatures with 6th annual Springtime on Broadway event.More >>
  • Carl Junction residents speak with state lawmakers

    Carl Junction residents speak with state lawmakers

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:33:26 GMT
    Carl Junction residents speak with state lawmakers at a town hall meeting.More >>
    Carl Junction residents speak with state lawmakers at a town hall meeting.More >>
  • PSU's Big Event draws over 800 students to help 100+ homes

    PSU's Big Event draws over 800 students to help 100+ homes

    Saturday, April 12 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-12 21:36:57 GMT
    "No job is too small", that was the mindset of Pitt State students who spent their Saturday performing community service around the area.More >>
    "No job is too small", that was the mindset of Pitt State students who spent their Saturday performing community service around the area.More >>
  • Fort Scott prepares for annual Civil War Encampment

    Fort Scott prepares for annual Civil War Encampment

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-12 02:25:04 GMT
    It's history in the re-making. As many in Fort Scott prepped for the Civil War Encampment, an annual event that sheds lights on the sights and sounds of America's past, and the prominence of the 4-state city. More >>
    It's history in the re-making. As many in Fort Scott prepped for the Civil War Encampment, an annual event that sheds lights on the sights and sounds of America's past, and the prominence of the 4-state city. More >>
  • Change in state's self defense law passes Missouri House

    Change in state's self defense law passes Missouri House

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-11 22:34:23 GMT
    The Missouri House has passed a change in the state's self-defense law.More >>
    The Missouri House has passed a change in the state's self-defense law.More >>
  • Joplin police arrest a man they say is behind stealing two vehicles yesterday and today

    Joplin police arrest a man they say is behind stealing two vehicles yesterday and today

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-11 22:02:48 GMT
    Police say a Joplin Parks and Recreation pickup truck, with doors unlocked and keys inside the vehicle, was one vehicle stolen.More >>
    Police say a Joplin Parks and Recreation pickup truck, with doors unlocked and keys inside the vehicle, was one vehicle stolen.More >>
  • PSU students need the help of SEK residents

    PSU students need the help of SEK residents

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:45:11 GMT
    Communication students at Pittsburg State University are asking residents in Crawford and Cherokee counties to share their perceptions of homelessness and poverty in Southeast Kansas.More >>
    Communication students at Pittsburg State University are asking residents in Crawford and Cherokee counties to share their perceptions of homelessness and poverty in Southeast Kansas.More >>
  • Five arrested in meth raid near Galena

    Five arrested in meth raid near Galena

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:22:52 GMT
    Danny O Banion JrDanny O Banion Jr
    After a nearly four month investigation, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force raided a home located at 8518 Southeast 90th Street outside of Galena on Friday morning.More >>
    After a nearly four month investigation, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force raided a home located at 8518 Southeast 90th Street outside of Galena on Friday morning.More >>
  • New bridge on U.S.166 east of Chetopa opens to traffic

    New bridge on U.S.166 east of Chetopa opens to traffic

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:07:12 GMT
    As of 5:00 p.m. today (Friday, April 11), the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to open the new Four Mile Creek Bridge on U.S.166 to through traffic.More >>
    As of 5:00 p.m. today (Friday, April 11), the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to open the new Four Mile Creek Bridge on U.S.166 to through traffic.More >>
  • Joplin Street Closure: Meadow Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St.

    Joplin Street Closure: Meadow Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St.

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:59:55 GMT
    Beginning Monday, April 14, 2014, from 7:00 am until Friday, April 18, 2014, at 7 pm, Meadow Ave. between 23rd St. and 24th will be closed. Crews will be working on utility cut repairs.More >>
    Beginning Monday, April 14, 2014, from 7:00 am until Friday, April 18, 2014, at 7 pm, Meadow Ave. between 23rd St. and 24th will be closed. Crews will be working on utility cut repairs.More >>
  • Endangered Person Advisory - CANCELLED

    Endangered Person Advisory - CANCELLED

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:43:25 GMT
    The Branson Police Department has issued an Endangered Missing Person alert for two girls taken from their grandparent's residence by their father. The Division of Family Services is being awarded custody of the children, but authorities say 44-year-old John Russell Fant took his daughters, eight-year-old Farrah and six-year-old Dililah. Authorities say Fant also withdrew a large sum of money from a bank, then fled the area. If you have any information about their whereabouts please call 911.More >>
    The Branson Police Department has issued an Endangered Missing Person alert for two girls taken from their grandparent's residence by their father. The Division of Family Services is being awarded custody of the children, but authorities say 44-year-old John Russell Fant took his daughters, eight-year-old Farrah and six-year-old Dililah. Authorities say Fant also withdrew a large sum of money from a bank, then fled the area. If you have any information about their whereabouts please call 911.More >>
  • Drug busts in Vernon County

    Drug busts in Vernon County

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:37:38 GMT
    Brenden MorelandBrenden Moreland
    Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office and members of the CNET Drug task force conducted multiple investigations on drug activity and recovered illegal drugs from three towns in Vernon County on Thursday. The Sheriff said Brenden Moreland, 26 of Nevada was arrested in the North part of Nevada while deputies and agents with the CNET drug task force were conducting surveillance.More >>
    Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office and members of the CNET Drug task force conducted multiple investigations on drug activity and recovered illegal drugs from three towns in Vernon County on Thursday. The Sheriff said Brenden Moreland, 26 of Nevada was arrested in the North part of Nevada while deputies and agents with the CNET drug task force were conducting surveillance.More >>
  • Neosho High School holds Talent Showcase

    Neosho High School holds Talent Showcase

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:31:10 GMT
    Jaclyn Kidd, vocalist,  Isamo Manuel and Elizabeth Armstrong, duet, and Natalie Kidd, dancer.Jaclyn Kidd, vocalist, Isamo Manuel and Elizabeth Armstrong, duet, and Natalie Kidd, dancer.
    The 2014 Neosho Talent Showcase was held yesterday April 10, 6 pm, in the cafeteria. It included dance, vocals, instrumental talent, and lots of laughs and smiles. The People's Choice Award went to Jordan Bellairs, for "We're all in This Together" from High School Musical. The audience and other contestants joined in clapping along, singing, and dancing in support of Jordan. There was definite Wildcat Pride at the school last night!More >>
    The 2014 Neosho Talent Showcase was held yesterday April 10, 6 pm, in the cafeteria. It included dance, vocals, instrumental talent, and lots of laughs and smiles. The People's Choice Award went to Jordan Bellairs, for "We're all in This Together" from High School Musical. The audience and other contestants joined in clapping along, singing, and dancing in support of Jordan. There was definite Wildcat Pride at the school last night!More >>
  • Suspect in multiple Joplin vehicle thefts is in custody

    Suspect in multiple Joplin vehicle thefts is in custody

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:51:54 GMT
    Joshua RandallJoshua Randall
    At approximately 7:35AM on April 11, 2014, officers with the Joplin Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle from the parking garage at Freeman West Hospital located at 1102 W. 32nd Street.More >>
    At approximately 7:35AM on April 11, 2014, officers with the Joplin Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle from the parking garage at Freeman West Hospital located at 1102 W. 32nd Street. More >>
  • Freeman provides free physicals to 2,000 area athletes - April 16, 23, 30 and May 7

    Freeman provides free physicals to 2,000 area athletes - April 16, 23, 30 and May 7

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:31:08 GMT
    Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will provide free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school and college athletes. Offered to nearly 20 local schools, the first round of free physicals will begin this month. Physicals will be offered to additional schools in July.More >>
    Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will provide free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school and college athletes. Offered to nearly 20 local schools, the first round of free physicals will begin this month. Physicals will be offered to additional schools in July.More >>
  • Arbor Day Celebration and tree giveaway set for Friday, April 25 in Joplin

    Arbor Day Celebration and tree giveaway set for Friday, April 25 in Joplin

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:28:34 GMT
    Officials from the City of Joplin, Empire District Electric Company and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invite the public to join them in recognizing Friday, April 25 as Arbor Day in Joplin. A short program to recognize the benefits trees provide our community will be held at 11 a.m. at Parr Hill Park, located at 18th Street and Kansas.More >>
    Officials from the City of Joplin, Empire District Electric Company and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invite the public to join them in recognizing Friday, April 25 as Arbor Day in Joplin. A short program to recognize the benefits trees provide our community will be held at 11 a.m. at Parr Hill Park, located at 18th Street and Kansas.More >>
  • Security Clearance Background Checks—Senators Press for Committee Action

    Security Clearance Background Checks—Senators Press for Committee Action

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:27:28 GMT
    A bipartisan group of Senators is urging the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security Committee to take action on their legislation that would better protect the country’s secure installations and sensitive information by strengthening security clearance background checks.More >>
    A bipartisan group of Senators is urging the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security Committee to take action on their legislation that would better protect the country’s secure installations and sensitive information by strengthening security clearance background checks.More >>
  • NEO’s freshmen livestock team sweeps Marion County, Ill. contest by 14 points

    NEO’s freshmen livestock team sweeps Marion County, Ill. contest by 14 points

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:25:35 GMT
    The livestock judging team from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), traveled to Marion County, Ill. for a competition at the Marion County Livestock Judging Contest.More >>
    The livestock judging team from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), traveled to Marion County, Ill. for a competition at the Marion County Livestock Judging Contest.More >>
  • Carthage Police warns residents of utility scam

    Carthage Police warns residents of utility scam

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:55:54 GMT
    Scammers increasingly pose as utility company employees and other "energy savers" to try to get your money or valuables or sensitive information for identity theft.More >>
    Scammers increasingly pose as utility company employees and other "energy savers" to try to get your money or valuables or sensitive information for identity theft.More >>
  • Federal charges filed against man accused of murder and attempting to rob a Miami, Okla. bank

    Federal charges filed against man accused of murder and attempting to rob a Miami, Okla. bank

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:38:33 GMT
    Francis Dishmon is accused of trying to rob the IBC Bank in Miami, Oklahoma in August 2013, then fleeing north out of town, where he caused a semi-truck and another vehicle to run off the road.More >>
    Francis Dishmon is accused of trying to rob the IBC Bank in Miami, Oklahoma in August 2013, then fleeing north out of town, where he caused a semi-truck and another vehicle to run off the road.More >>
  • Pittsburg State construction students, faculty earn regional honors

    Pittsburg State construction students, faculty earn regional honors

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:41:21 GMT
    Last year, around this time, students in Pittsburg State University’s School of Construction teamed with the local Hearts and Hammers group to perform maintenance and repair work on a family’s home in Pittsburg.More >>
    Last year, around this time, students in Pittsburg State University’s School of Construction teamed with the local Hearts and Hammers group to perform maintenance and repair work on a family’s home in Pittsburg.More >>
  • Fort Scott to no longer permit buying, selling and swapping on public lots

    Fort Scott to no longer permit buying, selling and swapping on public lots

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:31:50 GMT
    One parking lot in downtown Fort Scott has been the site of many transactions in the buy, sell, trade community.More >>
    One parking lot in downtown Fort Scott has been the site of many transactions in the buy, sell, trade community.More >>
  • Carterville, Mo. making repairs to rotting manholes in sewer system

    Carterville, Mo. making repairs to rotting manholes in sewer system

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:00:10 GMT
    Crews are using a new sort of sealing method that allows them to repair manholes instead of having to dig them up and replace them. They say this system minimizes disruption to the street and neighborhood and is simpler for workers.More >>
    Crews are using a new sort of sealing method that allows them to repair manholes instead of having to dig them up and replace them. They say this system minimizes disruption to the street and neighborhood and is simpler for workers.More >>
  • KS State Highway Patrol Troopers involved in pilot program using Twitter

    KS State Highway Patrol Troopers involved in pilot program using Twitter

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:57:54 GMT
    They're known as the tweeting troopers.More >>
    They're known as the tweeting troopers.More >>
  • Vernon County Officials develop code system to assist local businesses

    Vernon County Officials develop code system to assist local businesses

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:54:34 GMT

    When a situation arrises and assistance is needed, calling 9-1-1 is the best option. But sometimes, that number can lead to more problems.
    Which is why businesses in nevada asked officials to develop a system that makes asking for help more discrete.
    More >>
    When a situation arrises and assistance is needed, calling 9-1-1 is the best option. But sometimes, that number can lead to more problems.
    Which is why businesses in nevada asked officials to develop a system that makes asking for help more discrete.
    More >>
  • Air assault training at Camp Crowder

    Air assault training at Camp Crowder

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:49:46 GMT
    A couple of military helicopters were brought in to allow students to rappel from the choppers. Instructors from a mobile training team are here from Fort Benning, Georgia to conduct the training exercises.More >>
    A couple of military helicopters were brought in to allow students to rappel from the choppers. Instructors from a mobile training team are here from Fort Benning, Georgia to conduct the training exercises.More >>
  • 950 officers to take part in Torch Run for Special Olympics Kansas

    950 officers to take part in Torch Run for Special Olympics Kansas

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:19:13 GMT
    It is expected that 950 officers from over 95 agencies will carry the “Flame of Hope” throughout 30 counties in Kansas as they travel to the annual Special Olympics Summer Games held in Wichita. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is a series of statewide runs which will travel approximately 1500 miles throughout the state.More >>
    It is expected that 950 officers from over 95 agencies will carry the “Flame of Hope” throughout 30 counties in Kansas as they travel to the annual Special Olympics Summer Games held in Wichita. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is a series of statewide runs which will travel approximately 1500 miles throughout the state.More >>
  • 100 Year Old Building To Be Torn Down In Joplin

    100 Year Old Building To Be Torn Down In Joplin

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:18:30 GMT
    After 100 years on Joplin's Main Street, the former City Market is set to come tumbling down. And if you've driven down Main Street sometime in that time, it's likely this blue-green structure has stood out. According to the Director of Joplin's Museum Complex, the former Market was a way to bring agriculture to the city center. And it's 1914 Grand Opening brought 5,000 people to the complex.More >>
    After 100 years on Joplin's Main Street, the former City Market is set to come tumbling down. And if you've driven down Main Street sometime in that time, it's likely this blue-green structure has stood out. According to the Director of Joplin's Museum Complex, the former Market was a way to bring agriculture to the city center. And it's 1914 Grand Opening brought 5,000 people to the complex.More >>
  • PSU's Arcuino selected for Fulbright program in Japan

    PSU's Arcuino selected for Fulbright program in Japan

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:15:50 GMT
    Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of Pittsburg State University’s Office of International Programs, has been selected to participate in a Fulbright Scholar Program International Education Administrators seminar in Japan in June. Arcuino will join a select group of administrators from U.S. universities for the intensive, two-week program.More >>
    Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of Pittsburg State University’s Office of International Programs, has been selected to participate in a Fulbright Scholar Program International Education Administrators seminar in Japan in June. Arcuino will join a select group of administrators from U.S. universities for the intensive, two-week program.More >>
  • 4-state organization for citizens against crime dissolves

    4-state organization for citizens against crime dissolves

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:09:20 GMT
    A decision has been made to disband Heartland Crime Stoppers.More >>
    A decision has been made to disband Heartland Crime Stoppers. More >>
  • NEO student Kelsey Williams named 2014 New Century Scholar

    NEO student Kelsey Williams named 2014 New Century Scholar

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:41:04 GMT
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), has gained its first-ever, New Century Scholar. Kelsey Williams was nominated and recognized with this selective scholarship based on her membership with Phi Theta Kappa, academic achievement, leadership, service, and response to significant endeavors.More >>
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), has gained its first-ever, New Century Scholar. Kelsey Williams was nominated and recognized with this selective scholarship based on her membership with Phi Theta Kappa, academic achievement, leadership, service, and response to significant endeavors.More >>
  • Senators Blunt, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Promote International Travel To U.S., Boost American Jobs

    Senators Blunt, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Promote International Travel To U.S., Boost American Jobs

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:38:24 GMT
    The “Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act” would reauthorize Brand USA, a public-private partnership that promotes international travel to the United States, through 2020. In FY2013, Brand USA generated 1.1 million additional international visitors who spent an estimated $32 million, strengthening local businesses and boosting economic growth.More >>
    The “Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act” would reauthorize Brand USA, a public-private partnership that promotes international travel to the United States, through 2020. In FY2013, Brand USA generated 1.1 million additional international visitors who spent an estimated $32 million, strengthening local businesses and boosting economic growth.More >>
  • MSSU signs agreement with St. Charles Community College for Environmental Health and Safety program

    MSSU signs agreement with St. Charles Community College for Environmental Health and Safety program

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:24:50 GMT
    Officials from Missouri Southern State University and St. Charles Community College near St. Louis signed a new articulation agreement on Wednesday, April 9, designed to promote the growing Environmental Health & Safety program.More >>
    Officials from Missouri Southern State University and St. Charles Community College near St. Louis signed a new articulation agreement on Wednesday, April 9, designed to promote the growing Environmental Health & Safety program.More >>
  • Gov. Nixon calls on General Assembly to restore $22 million cut from K-12 and higher education

    Gov. Nixon calls on General Assembly to restore $22 million cut from K-12 and higher education

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:23:41 GMT
    After the General Assembly failed to heed the administration’s repeated warnings about the need to make up for shortfalls in lottery and gaming revenues, Gov. Jay Nixon today called on legislators to restore $22 million for K-12 and higher education in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The Governor also questioned the Senate Appropriations Committee’s decision to zero out funding to help prevent child abuse and neglect during consideration of the budget earlier this week.More >>
    After the General Assembly failed to heed the administration’s repeated warnings about the need to make up for shortfalls in lottery and gaming revenues, Gov. Jay Nixon today called on legislators to restore $22 million for K-12 and higher education in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The Governor also questioned the Senate Appropriations Committee’s decision to zero out funding to help prevent child abuse and neglect during consideration of the budget earlier this week.More >>
  • NEO announces contest results from Aggie Days 2014

    NEO announces contest results from Aggie Days 2014

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:22:04 GMT
    The 63rd annual event known as ‘Aggie Days’ took place April 1, 4-5 for the agriculture department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO).Aggie Days has been a tradition here at NEO for decades, and it’s one that isn’t worth missing, because it hosts thousands of students during the Agriculture Interscholastic Contest. Students all across the four states come to NEO to compete in this sweepstake-style contest.More >>
    The 63rd annual event known as ‘Aggie Days’ took place April 1, 4-5 for the agriculture department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO).Aggie Days has been a tradition here at NEO for decades, and it’s one that isn’t worth missing, because it hosts thousands of students during the Agriculture Interscholastic Contest. Students all across the four states come to NEO to compete in this sweepstake-style contest.More >>
  • Aegis Announces 150 New Jobs Now and More to Come Later

    Aegis Announces 150 New Jobs Now and More to Come Later

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:19:52 GMT
    Aegis announces jobs for one hundred and fifty people at its Joplin customer contact center. But the employment opportunities may not end there. Operations manager Mark Hefley oversees one hundred of the Aegis four hundred employees at the Joplin customer contact center. He says the company's plan to add one hundred and fifty more workers shows it’s growing in the right direction. Hefley says, “Absolutely, it’s really important to know these are full time jobs that are not going to go away...More >>
    Aegis announces jobs for one hundred and fifty people at its Joplin customer contact center. But the employment opportunities may not end there. Operations manager Mark Hefley oversees one hundred of the Aegis four hundred employees at the Joplin customer contact center. He says the company's plan to add one hundred and fifty more workers shows it’s growing in the right direction. Hefley says, “Absolutely, it’s really important to know these are full time jobs that are not going to go away...More >>
  • Newton County Commission releases State of the County

    Newton County Commission releases State of the County

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:14:57 GMT
    Among our unsung heroes of Newton County is our 911/Central Dispatch Center. They are always on duty 24/7 and are really our first line of defense. Our director, Vickie Bayless, brings 19 years of experience and knowledge. This month we want to say “thank you” and tell you a little about them.More >>
    Among our unsung heroes of Newton County is our 911/Central Dispatch Center. They are always on duty 24/7 and are really our first line of defense. Our director, Vickie Bayless, brings 19 years of experience and knowledge. This month we want to say “thank you” and tell you a little about them.More >>
  • McCaskill Calls For Independent Watchdogs for Small Federal Agencies

    McCaskill Calls For Independent Watchdogs for Small Federal Agencies

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:13:27 GMT
    Small federal agencies—which often lack oversight from a dedicated, Presidentially-appointed watchdog—got a review today by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill as she prepares legislation to further bolster accountability across the federal government.More >>
    Small federal agencies—which often lack oversight from a dedicated, Presidentially-appointed watchdog—got a review today by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill as she prepares legislation to further bolster accountability across the federal government.More >>
  • Careless mowing and weed trimming can cause trees to die a slow death

    Careless mowing and weed trimming can cause trees to die a slow death

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:36:20 GMT
    Homeowners might be their trees’ worst enemy if they don’t take care when using mowers and weed eaters around them. Many older trees have succumbed to internal rot that originated with damage caused years earlier.More >>
    Homeowners might be their trees’ worst enemy if they don’t take care when using mowers and weed eaters around them. Many older trees have succumbed to internal rot that originated with damage caused years earlier.More >>
  • Pittsburg High Drivers-Ed Students Learn Semi-Truck Safety

    Pittsburg High Drivers-Ed Students Learn Semi-Truck Safety

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:30:11 GMT
    Driving near a semi-truck can be daunting for motorists, especially if you are new to driving. According to a January 2014 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 11 percent (59 of 534) of fatality crashes in Kansas involved large trucks. That was 1.6 percent of the total fatalities in the US.More >>
    Driving near a semi-truck can be daunting for motorists, especially if you are new to driving. According to a January 2014 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 11 percent (59 of 534) of fatality crashes in Kansas involved large trucks. That was 1.6 percent of the total fatalities in the US.More >>
  • Gonzalez joins PSU International Programs and Services Office

    Gonzalez joins PSU International Programs and Services Office

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:28:34 GMT
    Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of the Office of International Programs and Services at Pittsburg State University, has announced the recent appointment of Stephanie Gonzalez as the new programming coordinator in the International Programs and Services Office.More >>
    Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of the Office of International Programs and Services at Pittsburg State University, has announced the recent appointment of Stephanie Gonzalez as the new programming coordinator in the International Programs and Services Office.More >>
  • Long Supports FY 2015 Budget Resolution, Balances Budget in 10 Years

    Long Supports FY 2015 Budget Resolution, Balances Budget in 10 Years

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:24:42 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Billy Long today voted in favor of the House Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget Resolution, which balances the budget in 10 years.More >>
    U.S. Rep. Billy Long today voted in favor of the House Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget Resolution, which balances the budget in 10 years.More >>
  • Garave fire under investigation in Joplin

    Garave fire under investigation in Joplin

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:17:44 GMT
    The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported Structure Fire at 823 S Murphy at 9:05 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Fire crews arrived on the scene at 9:11 PM to find a detached garage fully involved. The garage was a total loss due to the fire.More >>
    The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported Structure Fire at 823 S Murphy at 9:05 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Fire crews arrived on the scene at 9:11 PM to find a detached garage fully involved. The garage was a total loss due to the fire.More >>
  • Expect to see spring pests despite extreme cold winter

    Expect to see spring pests despite extreme cold winter

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:03:25 GMT
    We are finally catching a break from the long, cold winter, but if you're hoping that the extreme cold has killed off spring pests, you're out of luck, according to Jeff Whitworth, associate professor of entomology at Kansas State University.More >>
    We are finally catching a break from the long, cold winter, but if you're hoping that the extreme cold has killed off spring pests, you're out of luck, according to Jeff Whitworth, associate professor of entomology at Kansas State University.More >>
  • Neosho Chamber: Nomination Deadline for Gold STAR Teacher Awards Is Tuesday, April 30

    Neosho Chamber: Nomination Deadline for Gold STAR Teacher Awards Is Tuesday, April 30

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:56:50 GMT
    The Education Committee of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that nominations are still being accepted for the 2014 Gold STAR Award for Superior Teaching Achievements and Recognition until Tuesday, April 30, 2014.More >>
    The Education Committee of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that nominations are still being accepted for the 2014 Gold STAR Award for Superior Teaching Achievements and Recognition until Tuesday, April 30, 2014.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback signs Senate Bill 372

    Governor Sam Brownback signs Senate Bill 372

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:53:21 GMT
    Governor Sam Brownback has signed Senate Bill 372, providing employers the flexibility to retain employees during fluctuations in demand for products or services.More >>
    Governor Sam Brownback has signed Senate Bill 372, providing employers the flexibility to retain employees during fluctuations in demand for products or services.More >>
  • Joplin Police obtain military vehicle for crisis situations

    Joplin Police obtain military vehicle for crisis situations

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-04-09 23:05:08 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department has added a new vehicle to it's fleet, it's high tech military mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, or a MRAP.More >>
    The Joplin Police Department has added a new vehicle to it's fleet, it's high tech military mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, or a MRAP.More >>
  • Two new Joplin City Council members-elect say they'll work to regain public's trust

    Two new Joplin City Council members-elect say they'll work to regain public's trust

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:15:09 GMT
    "More than anything, the numbers told me that Joplin residents are ready for a change," says Councilwoman-elect Miranda Lewis.More >>
    "More than anything, the numbers told me that Joplin residents are ready for a change," says Councilwoman-elect Miranda Lewis.More >>
  • Show Me State Games torch passes through Joplin

    Show Me State Games torch passes through Joplin

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:08:40 GMT
    The 30th annual Show Me State Games are approaching and the Show Me torch is traveling across Missouri. On Wednesday Joplin residents carried it from from Spiva Park to Cunningham Park.More >>
    The 30th annual Show Me State Games are approaching and the Show Me torch is traveling across Missouri. On Wednesday Joplin residents carried it from from Spiva Park to Cunningham Park.More >>
  • Safe Day at Riverton High School

    Safe Day at Riverton High School

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:02:58 GMT
    Since prom season is here the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is educating area students on the dangers of drunk driving.Wednesday was "Safe Day" at Riverton High School. Students participated in an interactive exercise, learning about the risks involved with drinking and driving from those who see it first hand."It lets them see a little more hands on and hear from emergency service provider who are out there working those types of car crashes," says Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.Col...More >>
    Since prom season is here the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is educating area students on the dangers of drunk driving.Wednesday was "Safe Day" at Riverton High School. Students participated in an interactive exercise, learning about the risks involved with drinking and driving from those who see it first hand."It lets them see a little more hands on and hear from emergency service provider who are out there working those types of car crashes," says Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.Col...More >>
  • Multiple break-ins under investigation in Columbus, Kan.

    Multiple break-ins under investigation in Columbus, Kan.

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:41:46 GMT
    Columbus, Kansas police are following up on leads today after responding to seven break-ins overnight. The burglaries happened at businesses, including the Coop, Farm Bureau Store, Nappa Auto Parts and the VFW bar.The Columbus police chief says the telephone lines were cut at each business before the break-ins occurred. Authorities say cash was stolen at most locations and they do believe the crimes are connected.More >>
    Columbus, Kansas police are following up on leads today after responding to seven break-ins overnight. The burglaries happened at businesses, including the Coop, Farm Bureau Store, Nappa Auto Parts and the VFW bar.The Columbus police chief says the telephone lines were cut at each business before the break-ins occurred. Authorities say cash was stolen at most locations and they do believe the crimes are connected.More >>
  • Carthage School Bond To Help With Expanding Student Population

    Carthage School Bond To Help With Expanding Student Population

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:35:45 GMT
    The Carthage School District has grown by 400 students since 2009. And thanks to the passage of an $18 million dollar school bond last night, the District will be under construction to make room for the expanding student population. If you ask 3rd grade teacher Brittany Thompson how full her school is, she'll tell you it's filled to the brim. According to the Carthage School District, each year about 90 students are joining it's schools, mostly in its lower grade levels. The District even had ..More >>
    The Carthage School District has grown by 400 students since 2009. And thanks to the passage of an $18 million dollar school bond last night, the District will be under construction to make room for the expanding student population. If you ask 3rd grade teacher Brittany Thompson how full her school is, she'll tell you it's filled to the brim. According to the Carthage School District, each year about 90 students are joining it's schools, mostly in its lower grade levels. The District even had ..More >>
  • Crawford County deputies involved in chase with speeding motorcycles

    Crawford County deputies involved in chase with speeding motorcycles

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:15:44 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEOn April 7, 2014 at 7:34 p.m., a Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop in the Girard area on two speeding motorcycles. The operators attempted to elude the deputy traveling southbound out of Girard. The pursuit continued to 570 Ave and 190 St, where the operators separated with one going west and the other going south. The deputy continued the pursuit of the southbound motorcycle.Near the intersection of 560 Ave and 190 St...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEOn April 7, 2014 at 7:34 p.m., a Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop in the Girard area on two speeding motorcycles. The operators attempted to elude the deputy traveling southbound out of Girard. The pursuit continued to 570 Ave and 190 St, where the operators separated with one going west and the other going south. The deputy continued the pursuit of the southbound motorcycle.Near the intersection of 560 Ave and 190 St...More >>
  • Cherokee County Sheriff's Office adds new features to website

    Cherokee County Sheriff's Office adds new features to website

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:42:13 GMT
    One of the new features is the ability to actually communicate with those wishing to submit crime tips anonymously. Often times in the past, the sheriff’s office would receive a tip, but have no way to contact the tipster for additional information.More >>
    One of the new features is the ability to actually communicate with those wishing to submit crime tips anonymously. Often times in the past, the sheriff’s office would receive a tip, but have no way to contact the tipster for additional information.More >>
  • KDOT to begin field survey on U.S.169 in Neosho County

    KDOT to begin field survey on U.S.169 in Neosho County

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:28:14 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONKDOT to begin field survey on U.S.169 in Neosho CountyMonday, April 21, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to start a field survey for a proposed pavement reconstruction project on U.S.169 in Neosho County. The survey is based on the existing U.S.169 alignment. The survey begins 2.8 miles north of K-47 and continues north for approximately 12 miles, ending at the Neosho-Allen county line.This survey is estimated to l...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONKDOT to begin field survey on U.S.169 in Neosho CountyMonday, April 21, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to start a field survey for a proposed pavement reconstruction project on U.S.169 in Neosho County. The survey is based on the existing U.S.169 alignment. The survey begins 2.8 miles north of K-47 and continues north for approximately 12 miles, ending at the Neosho-Allen county line.This survey is estimated to l...More >>
  • SMB to visit schools for Teach Children to Save Day

    SMB to visit schools for Teach Children to Save Day

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:19:11 GMT
    Friendly bankers from Southwest Missouri Bank, SMB, will be visiting Carl Junction and Joplin schools to celebrate Teach Children To Save Day. The bankers and students will explore the difference between needs and wants, learn how to identify expenses, trade-offs and ways to cut spending.More >>
    Friendly bankers from Southwest Missouri Bank, SMB, will be visiting Carl Junction and Joplin schools to celebrate Teach Children To Save Day. The bankers and students will explore the difference between needs and wants, learn how to identify expenses, trade-offs and ways to cut spending.More >>
  • PSU students qualify for national design competition

    PSU students qualify for national design competition

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:58:54 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYStudents qualify for national design competitionTwo Pittsburg State graphic design majors are about to have their creativity tested against some of the top design students in the country.Seniors Matthew Heflin, of Oswego, and Kenzi Jordan, from Lee's Summit, Mo., have qualified for national competition in the American Advertising Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Both qualified for nationals after p...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYStudents qualify for national design competitionTwo Pittsburg State graphic design majors are about to have their creativity tested against some of the top design students in the country.Seniors Matthew Heflin, of Oswego, and Kenzi Jordan, from Lee's Summit, Mo., have qualified for national competition in the American Advertising Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Both qualified for nationals after p...More >>
  • NEO livestock judging has two members named to the 2014 JUCO All-American Team

    NEO livestock judging has two members named to the 2014 JUCO All-American Team

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:37:29 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA AM COLLEGE (CORRECTED)Miami, Okla. – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – Two students from the livestock judging team at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO), were recently named All-Americans for the junior college All-American team on March 18, 2014 at the team’s last competition in Houston, Texas.The two team members who received this honorary title are Morgan Marley and Ethan Propp, both sophomores at NEO.Marley is a general agriculture major student from ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA AM COLLEGE (CORRECTED)Miami, Okla. – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – Two students from the livestock judging team at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO), were recently named All-Americans for the junior college All-American team on March 18, 2014 at the team’s last competition in Houston, Texas.The two team members who received this honorary title are Morgan Marley and Ethan Propp, both sophomores at NEO.Marley is a general agriculture major student from ...More >>
  • Why is Cherokee County losing nearly 1/3 of its voters?

    Why is Cherokee County losing nearly 1/3 of its voters?

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:51:51 GMT
    Authorities are investigating why the voting status of nearly 4,500 Cherokee County voters has been cancelled.At a news conference county clerk Rodney Edmondson made his first comment on the investigation."More >>
    Authorities are investigating why the voting status of nearly 4,500 Cherokee County voters has been cancelled.At a news conference county clerk Rodney Edmondson made his first comment on the investigation."More >>
  • Street Closure: Grand Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St.

    Street Closure: Grand Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St.

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:56:53 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CITY OF JOPLINBeginning Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 7:00 am until Friday, April 11, 2014, at 7 pm, Grand Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St. will be closed. Crews will be working on utility repairs.Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in these areas and will need to utilize alternate routes during this period if possible.If you have any questions, please call the Engineering Department at 624-0820, ext. 530.**NOTE: Closures and/or mergers are contingent upon weath...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CITY OF JOPLINBeginning Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 7:00 am until Friday, April 11, 2014, at 7 pm, Grand Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St. will be closed. Crews will be working on utility repairs.Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in these areas and will need to utilize alternate routes during this period if possible.If you have any questions, please call the Engineering Department at 624-0820, ext. 530.**NOTE: Closures and/or mergers are contingent upon weath...More >>
  • Kansas governor signs House Bill 2576 providing relief on unemployment tax rates

    Kansas governor signs House Bill 2576 providing relief on unemployment tax rates

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:55:52 GMT
    Governor Sam Brownback today signed House Bill 2576, providing approximately 44,000 Kansas businesses with tax relief in the current tax year.More >>
    Governor Sam Brownback today signed House Bill 2576, providing approximately 44,000 Kansas businesses with tax relief in the current tax year.More >>
  • PSU Alumni Association establishes partnership with INTRUST bank

    PSU Alumni Association establishes partnership with INTRUST bank

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:53:38 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYPSU Alumni Association establishes partnership with INTRUST bankThe Pittsburg State University Alumni Association has announced the completion of an agreement giving INTRUST Bank exclusive rights to market a Pitt-State-branded Visa® credit card to its alumni and friends. The structure of the contract provides the Alumni Association with a steady revenue source that will assist with the cost of alumni programs and events.“I am excited that this card ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYPSU Alumni Association establishes partnership with INTRUST bankThe Pittsburg State University Alumni Association has announced the completion of an agreement giving INTRUST Bank exclusive rights to market a Pitt-State-branded Visa® credit card to its alumni and friends. The structure of the contract provides the Alumni Association with a steady revenue source that will assist with the cost of alumni programs and events.“I am excited that this card ...More >>
  • PSU College of Education honors educators

    PSU College of Education honors educators

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:51:55 GMT
    The Pittsburg State University College of Education will honor three teachers and an administrator for their distinguished service, excellence, and outstanding efforts at the annual Clyde U. Phillips Awards Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. Student scholarships will also be awarded as part of the ceremony. A reception will precede the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Kansas East and West rooms.More >>
    The Pittsburg State University College of Education will honor three teachers and an administrator for their distinguished service, excellence, and outstanding efforts at the annual Clyde U. Phillips Awards Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. Student scholarships will also be awarded as part of the ceremony. A reception will precede the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Kansas East and West rooms.More >>
  • Children's art quilts to be donated to nonprofits - April 10 in Joplin

    Children's art quilts to be donated to nonprofits - April 10 in Joplin

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:50:48 GMT
    A third grade art project through Spiva Center for the Arts will result in the donation of quilts to youngsters at Children's Haven and Ronald McDonald House on Thursday.More >>
    A third grade art project through Spiva Center for the Arts will result in the donation of quilts to youngsters at Children's Haven and Ronald McDonald House on Thursday.More >>
  • East bridge closing Thursday on K-39 project in Bourbon County

    East bridge closing Thursday on K-39 project in Bourbon County

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:49:22 GMT
    On Thursday, April 10, the contractor plans to close the east bridge on the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) project to replace two bridges on K-39 in Bourbon County.More >>
    On Thursday, April 10, the contractor plans to close the east bridge on the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) project to replace two bridges on K-39 in Bourbon County. More >>
  • Doctors say there is such a thing as Broken Heart Syndrome

    Doctors say there is such a thing as Broken Heart Syndrome

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:18:29 GMT
    A new report that cites the Joplin tornado shows traumatic events can physically break the heart.More >>
    A new report that cites the Joplin tornado shows traumatic events can physically break the heart.More >>
  • Reports Of Cyber Crimes Against Children Is On The Rise In Southwest Missouri

    Reports Of Cyber Crimes Against Children Is On The Rise In Southwest Missouri

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:48:04 GMT
    Reports of cyber crimes involving children are on the rise in Southwest Missouri. Statistics released by the Joplin Police Department of 2013 crime rates show the reports increased almost 20 percent over the previous year. More >>
    Reports of cyber crimes involving children are on the rise in Southwest Missouri. Statistics released by the Joplin Police Department of 2013 crime rates show the reports increased almost 20 percent over the previous year. More >>
  • PSU honors three alumni for career achievements

    PSU honors three alumni for career achievements

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:22:32 GMT
    Pittsburg State University’s Meritorious Achievement Award recipients for 2014 have distinguished themselves in education, business and military service. The university will honor these successful alumni on Friday, April 11.More >>
    Pittsburg State University’s Meritorious Achievement Award recipients for 2014 have distinguished themselves in education, business and military service. The university will honor these successful alumni on Friday, April 11.More >>
  • Motorists Reminded to Buckle Up and Pay Attention: Law enforcement on the lookout for unbelted and distracted drivers

    Motorists Reminded to Buckle Up and Pay Attention: Law enforcement on the lookout for unbelted and distracted drivers

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:17:32 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONMotorists Reminded to Buckle Up and Pay Attention: Law enforcement on the lookout for unbelted and distracted driversJEFFERSON CITY – Warm April days find more motorists on Missouri’s roadways. Some are on a mission, while others are just out on a leisurely drive to see the sights of spring.The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists that law enforcement will be out in full force on April 14, cracking down on u...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONMotorists Reminded to Buckle Up and Pay Attention: Law enforcement on the lookout for unbelted and distracted driversJEFFERSON CITY – Warm April days find more motorists on Missouri’s roadways. Some are on a mission, while others are just out on a leisurely drive to see the sights of spring.The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists that law enforcement will be out in full force on April 14, cracking down on u...More >>
  • During address to renewable energy conference, Missouri governor announces launch of comprehensive energy plan

    During address to renewable energy conference, Missouri governor announces launch of comprehensive energy plan

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:15:42 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXONDuring address to renewable energy conference, Gov. Nixon announces launch of comprehensive energy planInitiative will engage stakeholders across Missouri to develop a comprehensive energy plan for the stateCOLUMBIA, Mo. – During an address to an annual renewable energy conference at the University of Missouri in Columbia today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy will lea...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXONDuring address to renewable energy conference, Gov. Nixon announces launch of comprehensive energy planInitiative will engage stakeholders across Missouri to develop a comprehensive energy plan for the stateCOLUMBIA, Mo. – During an address to an annual renewable energy conference at the University of Missouri in Columbia today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy will lea...More >>
  • Marijuana bust in McDonald County

    Marijuana bust in McDonald County

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:10:06 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MCDONALD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEOn 04-04-2014 the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office and the SW Missouri Drug Task Force served a search warrant on Rains Road just outside of Jane, MO. During the search warrant approximately 1 ½ pounds of Marijuana was located and was out and packaged and ready for distribution. The information that was obtained was that the person was distributing marijuana to teens and young adults. While executing the search warrant approximately 7 vehi...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MCDONALD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEOn 04-04-2014 the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office and the SW Missouri Drug Task Force served a search warrant on Rains Road just outside of Jane, MO. During the search warrant approximately 1 ½ pounds of Marijuana was located and was out and packaged and ready for distribution. The information that was obtained was that the person was distributing marijuana to teens and young adults. While executing the search warrant approximately 7 vehi...More >>
  • MSSU student receives $10,000 scholarship for study in China

    MSSU student receives $10,000 scholarship for study in China

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:08:31 GMT
    Matthew Roy, a junior international studies major from Carthage, has been awarded a $10,000 Study in China Scholarship by the Chinese Ministry of Education in Beijing.More >>
    Matthew Roy, a junior international studies major from Carthage, has been awarded a $10,000 Study in China Scholarship by the Chinese Ministry of Education in Beijing.More >>
  • Storage facility burglary near Sarcoxie under investigation

    Storage facility burglary near Sarcoxie under investigation

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:59:36 GMT
    The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary of a storage facility near Sarcoxie, MO, which occurred in the early morning hours of March 30th, 2014. Multiple units were broken in to and miscellaneous items stolen, including a large collection of Precious Moments figurines, a large collection of Hot Wheels cars and other collectible toy cars.More >>
    The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary of a storage facility near Sarcoxie, MO, which occurred in the early morning hours of March 30th, 2014. Multiple units were broken in to and miscellaneous items stolen, including a large collection of Precious Moments figurines, a large collection of Hot Wheels cars and other collectible toy cars.More >>
  • Joplin lane closure - April 9 through April 11

    Joplin lane closure - April 9 through April 11

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:45:15 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF JOPLINThere will be lane closures on Illinois Street between 7th to 9th from Wednesday, April 9 thru Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.There will be lane closures on Murphy Blvd between Illinois to Campbell Parkway from Wednesday, April 9 thru Friday, April 11, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.The lane closure will be due to working on the Murphy Shared Trail, Emery Sapp Construction will be doing the work.Detour routes will be in place. Driver...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF JOPLINThere will be lane closures on Illinois Street between 7th to 9th from Wednesday, April 9 thru Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.There will be lane closures on Murphy Blvd between Illinois to Campbell Parkway from Wednesday, April 9 thru Friday, April 11, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.The lane closure will be due to working on the Murphy Shared Trail, Emery Sapp Construction will be doing the work.Detour routes will be in place. Driver...More >>
  • Former Baxter Springs councilman and school crossing guard pleads guilty to child sex crimes

    Former Baxter Springs councilman and school crossing guard pleads guilty to child sex crimes

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:42:27 GMT
    Stanley W. Pickering, 79, Baxter Springs, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sodomy, four counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of indecent solicitation of a child. Two of the counts were charged under provisions of Jessica’s Law, carrying a potential sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.More >>
    Stanley W. Pickering, 79, Baxter Springs, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sodomy, four counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of indecent solicitation of a child. Two of the counts were charged under provisions of Jessica’s Law, carrying a potential sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.More >>
  • Joplin Trolley to offer FREE rides in recognition of Earth Day - April 22

    Joplin Trolley to offer FREE rides in recognition of Earth Day - April 22

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:33:44 GMT
    Looking for a free ride? You’re in luck! The City’s Sunshine Lamp Trolley will hold a special promotion to recognize Earth Day and encourage the public to consider public transportation...More >>
    Looking for a free ride? You’re in luck! The City’s Sunshine Lamp Trolley will hold a special promotion to recognize Earth Day and encourage the public to consider public transportation...More >>
  • Joplin City Council approves resolution to bring more funding for financial assistance

    Joplin City Council approves resolution to bring more funding for financial assistance

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:17:12 GMT
    Joplin City Council has approved a resolution that creates more funding to provide financial assistance for low-income renters affected by the tornado. An amendment to the $45 million Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery action plan has been approved by the council unanimously. The resolution will shift $500,000 from land acquisition efforts to provide financial assistance for low-income renters affected by the tornado and further repairs.More >>
    Joplin City Council has approved a resolution that creates more funding to provide financial assistance for low-income renters affected by the tornado. An amendment to the $45 million Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery action plan has been approved by the council unanimously. The resolution will shift $500,000 from land acquisition efforts to provide financial assistance for low-income renters affected by the tornado and further repairs.More >>
  • Pittsburg Educator spends weekend protesting in Topeka

    Pittsburg Educator spends weekend protesting in Topeka

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:49:51 GMT
    The Kansas Governor says he will sign a bill backing a plan boosting funding to poor school districts while eliminating tenure for teachers.More >>
    The Kansas Governor says he will sign a bill backing a plan boosting funding to poor school districts while eliminating tenure for teachers.More >>
  • Judge considering change of venue for man accused of murdering MSSU assistant coach

    Judge considering change of venue for man accused of murdering MSSU assistant coach

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:19:35 GMT
    A judge is now considering a change of venue request for the trial of a Joplin man accused in the shooting death of a Missouri Southern assistant football coach. Jeffrey Bruner is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. On Monday his defense lawyers asked for the case to be moved outside Jasper County.More >>
    A judge is now considering a change of venue request for the trial of a Joplin man accused in the shooting death of a Missouri Southern assistant football coach. Jeffrey Bruner is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. On Monday his defense lawyers asked for the case to be moved outside Jasper County. More >>
  • Bond reduced for man linked to Mexican drug cartel, arrested in Joplin

    Bond reduced for man linked to Mexican drug cartel, arrested in Joplin

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:13:29 GMT
    A man arrested in Joplin this past December for an alleged kidnapping that drew national attention appeared in court on Monday for a pre-trial conference. Bond for Guillermo Ramirez-Peyro has now been set at $125,000.More >>
    A man arrested in Joplin this past December for an alleged kidnapping that drew national attention appeared in court on Monday for a pre-trial conference. Bond for Guillermo Ramirez-Peyro has now been set at $125,000.More >>
  • Joplin art contest

    Joplin art contest

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:07:23 GMT
    Students in Joplin were honored Monday afternoon for their community pride. An assembly was held to announce the winners of a recent contest.First and second graders were asked to draw pictures and students in third-through-eighth grades were asked to compose essays on the following topic "What I see for Joplin's future in the year 2034".600 entries were submitted.One student in each category from each school won the "Best in School" award.First through third paces in each category were award...More >>
    Students in Joplin were honored Monday afternoon for their community pride. An assembly was held to announce the winners of a recent contest.First and second graders were asked to draw pictures and students in third-through-eighth grades were asked to compose essays on the following topic "What I see for Joplin's future in the year 2034".600 entries were submitted.One student in each category from each school won the "Best in School" award.First through third paces in each category were award...More >>
  • Kansas Board of Regents visits Pittsburg State

    Kansas Board of Regents visits Pittsburg State

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:55:12 GMT
    Every two-years the board visits universities across the state meeting with all of the stakeholder groups, including community members,students, and university officials.More >>
    Every two-years the board visits universities across the state meeting with all of the stakeholder groups, including community members,students, and university officials.More >>
  • Freeman chief medical information officer blends expertise as physician and software developer

    Freeman chief medical information officer blends expertise as physician and software developer

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:31:04 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM FREEMAN HEALTHJOPLIN, Mo.—The combination of his 13-year career as an OBGYN in Chicago and his role in establishing a healthcare technology software development company equip Dr. Thomas Glodek with the ideal skillset to serve as Freeman Health System’s new chief medical information officer. Dr. Glodek comes to Freeman with a 20 year career in healthcare. In his new role, Dr. Glodek will blend his clinical experience and technical background, interfacing with Freeman’s inform...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM FREEMAN HEALTHJOPLIN, Mo.—The combination of his 13-year career as an OBGYN in Chicago and his role in establishing a healthcare technology software development company equip Dr. Thomas Glodek with the ideal skillset to serve as Freeman Health System’s new chief medical information officer. Dr. Glodek comes to Freeman with a 20 year career in healthcare. In his new role, Dr. Glodek will blend his clinical experience and technical background, interfacing with Freeman’s inform...More >>
  • Joplin teen wins Youth of the Year honor for Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

    Joplin teen wins Youth of the Year honor for Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:48:46 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOYS GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURIApril 7, 2014 Joplin, MO – Selected among several local outstanding youth, Lane Galbraith will compete against other Boys Girls Club members for the Missouri Youth of the Year title and a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation. As the new Youth of the Year for the Boys Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, 14-year old Lane is a true example of an extraordinary young man recognized by Boys Girls Clubs of America ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOYS GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURIApril 7, 2014 Joplin, MO – Selected among several local outstanding youth, Lane Galbraith will compete against other Boys Girls Club members for the Missouri Youth of the Year title and a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation. As the new Youth of the Year for the Boys Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, 14-year old Lane is a true example of an extraordinary young man recognized by Boys Girls Clubs of America ...More >>
  • Parsons Historical Museum seeks donations for Restoration Project

    Parsons Historical Museum seeks donations for Restoration Project

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:30:42 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF PARSONSPARSONS, KS —Chances are over the past few weeks, you have seen information about the Parsons Historical Museum’s efforts to move railcars to the museum located at 18th Corning. Well, the cars are moved and the fundraising has started.According to Ken Ervin, Parsons Historical Museum board member, with lots of help from the Union Pacific Railroad, especially Matt Krause, former Parsons Operations Manager, and Scott Dolton from the corporate office in Omah...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF PARSONSPARSONS, KS —Chances are over the past few weeks, you have seen information about the Parsons Historical Museum’s efforts to move railcars to the museum located at 18th Corning. Well, the cars are moved and the fundraising has started.According to Ken Ervin, Parsons Historical Museum board member, with lots of help from the Union Pacific Railroad, especially Matt Krause, former Parsons Operations Manager, and Scott Dolton from the corporate office in Omah...More >>
  • Home Demolition Marks Phase One Of Joe Becker Stadium's Renovation

    Home Demolition Marks Phase One Of Joe Becker Stadium's Renovation

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:25:18 GMT
    Demolition crews work on clearing the way for parking at Joe Becker Stadium. It's the first step in preparations of getting the space ready for Joplin's professional team. This crane symbolizes the next step for Joe Becker Stadium. Once this house on High and Fourth is gone, one of the owners of Joplin's new professional baseball team says more parking can be added. The team, yet to be renamed, comes from El Paso and will begin playing here at Joe Becker Stadium in its 2015 season. And Becker...More >>
    Demolition crews work on clearing the way for parking at Joe Becker Stadium. It's the first step in preparations of getting the space ready for Joplin's professional team. This crane symbolizes the next step for Joe Becker Stadium. Once this house on High and Fourth is gone, one of the owners of Joplin's new professional baseball team says more parking can be added. The team, yet to be renamed, comes from El Paso and will begin playing here at Joe Becker Stadium in its 2015 season. And Becker...More >>
  • Iola man sentenced to 7 1/2 years for manufacturing meth

    Iola man sentenced to 7 1/2 years for manufacturing meth

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:14:14 GMT
    Christopher Lee Trautloff, 30, was sentenced to 90 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Allen County District Judge Daniel Dale Creitz. Trautloff pleaded no contest to the charge in February.More >>
    Christopher Lee Trautloff, 30, was sentenced to 90 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Allen County District Judge Daniel Dale Creitz. Trautloff pleaded no contest to the charge in February.More >>
  • Kansas Attorney General praises legislature for strengthening Medicaid anti-fraud law

    Kansas Attorney General praises legislature for strengthening Medicaid anti-fraud law

    Monday, April 7 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-07 18:16:56 GMT
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today praised the Legislature for unanimously approving legislation to strengthen the Medicaid Fraud Control Act.More >>
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today praised the Legislature for unanimously approving legislation to strengthen the Medicaid Fraud Control Act.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback signs ten bills into law Friday

    Governor Sam Brownback signs ten bills into law Friday

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:21:31 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACKGovernor Sam Brownback signs ten bills into law FridayTopeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed ten bills into law Friday. Friday’s signings bring the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 24.HB 2422 – Changes the definition of “watercraft” for taxation purposes.HB 2440 – Allows the Kansas Bioscience Authority and the Secretary of Revenue to determine that a business classified as a ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACKGovernor Sam Brownback signs ten bills into law FridayTopeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed ten bills into law Friday. Friday’s signings bring the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 24.HB 2422 – Changes the definition of “watercraft” for taxation purposes.HB 2440 – Allows the Kansas Bioscience Authority and the Secretary of Revenue to determine that a business classified as a ...More >>
  • Joplin's Lt. Matt Stewart Graduates from FBI National Academy

    Joplin's Lt. Matt Stewart Graduates from FBI National Academy

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:44:58 GMT
    Two Hundred twenty-one law enforcement officers including Lt. Matt Stewart with the Joplin Police Department graduated on March 28, 2014 from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.More >>
    Two Hundred twenty-one law enforcement officers including Lt. Matt Stewart with the Joplin Police Department graduated on March 28, 2014 from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. More >>
  • Pork at the Park benefit for Levi Woods - April 26 in Pittsburg

    Pork at the Park benefit for Levi Woods - April 26 in Pittsburg

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:08:31 GMT
    9-year-old Levi Woods of Girard has Hirschprung Disease. Woods is the son of Mike and Laura Woods and is scheduled to have a surgery in Cincinnati this May. To help his family with medical bills and travel expenses...More >>
    9-year-old Levi Woods of Girard has Hirschprung Disease. Woods is the son of Mike and Laura Woods and is scheduled to have a surgery in Cincinnati this May. To help his family with medical bills and travel expenses...More >>
  • Master Gardener Helpline

    Master Gardener Helpline

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:02:37 GMT
    Do you have a problem with your lawn or garden and don't know where to turn for help? Then contact the Master Gardener Helpline. A Master Gardener will be available to answer your questions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Helpline will begin April 14 and run through August 8.More >>
    Do you have a problem with your lawn or garden and don't know where to turn for help? Then contact the Master Gardener Helpline. A Master Gardener will be available to answer your questions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Helpline will begin April 14 and run through August 8.More >>
  • Labette Community College holding food drive

    Labette Community College holding food drive

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:20:49 GMT
    The Labette Community College students in the Cherokee Center Basic Nutrition course has been actively learning and discussion undernutritioin througout the world this semester.More >>
    The Labette Community College students in the Cherokee Center Basic Nutrition course has been actively learning and discussion undernutritioin througout the world this semester. More >>
  • McCaskill Calls EU Trade Rules ‘Complete Bologna’ Senator urges top US trade agencies to protect US meat industry

    McCaskill Calls EU Trade Rules ‘Complete Bologna’ Senator urges top US trade agencies to protect US meat industry

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:13:48 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is joining a bipartisan group of colleagues to urge the Department of Agriculture and the United States Trade Representative to reject recent efforts by the European Union to restrict the export of commonly named meats.More >>
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is joining a bipartisan group of colleagues to urge the Department of Agriculture and the United States Trade Representative to reject recent efforts by the European Union to restrict the export of commonly named meats.More >>
  • McCaskill, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Letter for New McCaskill, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Letter for New

    McCaskill, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Letter for New McCaskill, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Letter for New

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:11:18 GMT
    U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today released a bipartisan letter signed by 10 of their colleagues to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, & Education leaders calling for new federal funding to investigate and enforce sexual assault laws at colleges and universities.More >>
    U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today released a bipartisan letter signed by 10 of their colleagues to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, & Education leaders calling for new federal funding to investigate and enforce sexual assault laws at colleges and universities.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback statement on school finance

    Governor Sam Brownback statement on school finance

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:06:49 GMT
    Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the school finance bill passed by the Kansas House of Representatives.More >>
    Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the school finance bill passed by the Kansas House of Representatives.More >>
  • PSU names 2014 Student Employees of the Year

    PSU names 2014 Student Employees of the Year

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:03:44 GMT
    PSU names 2014 Student Employees of the YearAshley Stein and Tyler Dietzschold haven’t even graduated from college, but already they have distinguished themselves as the kind of employees every employer would love to have. On Friday, Pittsburg State University recognized Stein and Dietzschold as the off-campus and on-campus Student Employees of the Year, respectively.“The quality of the nominees was exceptional,” said Mindy Cloninger, director ...More >>
    PSU names 2014 Student Employees of the YearAshley Stein and Tyler Dietzschold haven’t even graduated from college, but already they have distinguished themselves as the kind of employees every employer would love to have. On Friday, Pittsburg State University recognized Stein and Dietzschold as the off-campus and on-campus Student Employees of the Year, respectively.“The quality of the nominees was exceptional,” said Mindy Cloninger, director ...More >>
  • Neosho man sentenced for burglary in Cherokee County

    Neosho man sentenced for burglary in Cherokee County

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:01:18 GMT
    Cole Michael Chew, 30, of Neosho, Missouri was sentenced in Cherokee County District Court on Monday to 32 months in prison for residential burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm.More >>
    Cole Michael Chew, 30, of Neosho, Missouri was sentenced in Cherokee County District Court on Monday to 32 months in prison for residential burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm.More >>
  • Senator Blunt Continues Bipartisan Efforts To Boost U.S. Innovation, Create Jobs

    Senator Blunt Continues Bipartisan Efforts To Boost U.S. Innovation, Create Jobs

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:01:01 GMT
    As part of his ongoing efforts to promote American innovation and boost U.S. manufacturing in an increasingly global economy, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) applauded the Senate Finance Committee’s passage of bipartisan legislation that would allow startup companies and small businesses to access the successful Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit.More >>
    As part of his ongoing efforts to promote American innovation and boost U.S. manufacturing in an increasingly global economy, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) applauded the Senate Finance Committee’s passage of bipartisan legislation that would allow startup companies and small businesses to access the successful Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit.
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  • Congresswoman Jenkins Discusses Trade Barriers Harming Kansas Producers

    Congresswoman Jenkins Discusses Trade Barriers Harming Kansas Producers

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-04-07 13:59:45 GMT
    During a Ways and Means Committee hearing on President Obama’s trade policy agenda, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) questioned U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman about existing trade barriers with China...More >>
    During a Ways and Means Committee hearing on President Obama’s trade policy agenda, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) questioned U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman about existing trade barriers with China...More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback statement on the passage of House Bill 2506 - April 6th

    Governor Sam Brownback statement on the passage of House Bill 2506 - April 6th

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-04-07 13:43:41 GMT
    Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the school finance bill passed by the Kansas legislature.More >>
    Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the school finance bill passed by the Kansas legislature.More >>
  • Charter Amendments to be decided during General Municipal Election

    Charter Amendments to be decided during General Municipal Election

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-04-07 13:43:36 GMT
    Joplin’s General Municipal Election is being held on April 8, 2014, and the ballot has several issues that will be decided by voters. This includes three City Charter amendments, an advisory vote on a citywide residential curbside recycling program, and the City Council election of five seats.More >>
    Joplin’s General Municipal Election is being held on April 8, 2014, and the ballot has several issues that will be decided by voters. This includes three City Charter amendments, an advisory vote on a citywide residential curbside recycling program, and the City Council election of five seats.More >>
  • Parsons Historical Society Museum receives new historic railcars

    Parsons Historical Society Museum receives new historic railcars

    Sunday, April 6 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-04-07 01:18:26 GMT
    The newest additions to the Parsons Historical Society Museum once traveled the Union Pacific Railroad.More >>
    The newest additions to the Parsons Historical Society Museum once traveled the Union Pacific Railroad.More >>
  • Nearly 180 kids participate in Pittsburg's Mini Warrior Dash

    Nearly 180 kids participate in Pittsburg's Mini Warrior Dash

    Sunday, April 6 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-04-07 01:06:59 GMT
    Today in Pittsburg, Schlanger Park got a little closer to funding their new "Everybody Plays" handicap accessible playground. Nearly 180 kids participated in the 2nd annual Mini Warrior Dash, with all registration fees benefiting the new playground. The dash was nearly a mile long and included 12 different obstacles, including a great deal of water and mud.More >>
    Today in Pittsburg, Schlanger Park got a little closer to funding their new "Everybody Plays" handicap accessible playground. Nearly 180 kids participated in the 2nd annual Mini Warrior Dash, with all registration fees benefiting the new playground. The dash was nearly a mile long and included 12 different obstacles, including a great deal of water and mud.More >>
  • New enrollment schedule aims to make process smoother for students

    New enrollment schedule aims to make process smoother for students

    Sunday, April 6 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-04-07 00:37:11 GMT
    Students at Pittsburg State follow a new process for enrollment.More >>
    Students at Pittsburg State follow a new process for enrollment.More >>
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