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Chanute Couple Paints Curbs to Show Support for Law Enforcement Video included

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When a Chanute couple posted on Facebook about what they're doing to show support for local law enforcement, they didn't expect a big response. But now more than 200 people have reached out to participate. All it takes is a pair of gloves, 2 pieces of cardboard, and a can of blue spray paint.    

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Carthage Art Walk Celebrates Christmas in July

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It’s hard to imagine what it was like back in December with temperatures pushing 100 degrees. But organizers of tonight’s Carthage Art Walk hoped reminders of Christmas season would help distract from the heat. 

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Want To Have Your Design On Possible New Joplin City Flag? Video included

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A group of Joplin citizens has started an initiative towards designing a new city flag.

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Joplin Police Investigate Two Alleged Rapes Occurring Within Hours Of Each Other

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Police are still looking for the suspect, but say they know who the suspect is, and the public is not in danger.  

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Judge Rules Against Woman Who Claims Faulty Home Depot Construction Led To Family Members' Deaths During Joplin Tornado Video included

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A judge in the U.S. District Court of Western Missouri ruled there was not enough evidence to prove the Home Depot's roof was not up to Joplin building permit.

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Missouri Senators Propose Legislation to Stop Attacks on Law Enforcement

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A couple of Missouri State Senators made a stop in Jasper County, today, to discuss the threats those in law enforcement face. They also announced plans when it comes to a solution. 

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Joplin's City Manager Responds To Critiques From State Auditor Over City's Airport Video included

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Missouri's state auditor says it's time for the city to get rid of as much excess baggage as possible.

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Heroin in the Heartland II Video included

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Heroin in the Heartland In March, we explored how heroin and opiate addiction is present in the four states and one method of treatment: the methadone clinic. This time around, we are looking at efforts made by locals to curb, halt and treat addiction, as well as differing opinions on the treatment of heroin and opiate addiction. ### The CDC reports that as many as one in four people who are prescribed opioids on a long term basis (for noncancer pain) struggles with addiction. The... More>>

Homelessness Up in Joplin and All Shelters are Full

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According to the Economic Security Corporation, there are currently 297 homeless people in Joplin, a number that's increased since last year. Officials say it is due in part because there are no places left for people to go. 

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PSU announces simplification of tailgating policies Video included

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Students and alumni at Pittsburg State University consider tailgating on game day to be a gorilla tradition. That tradition was altered in the fall of 2015 when school officials announced policy changes to tailgating rules. Students took to social media to express their frustrations over the changes. But now, the changes have been changed or "simplified" according to Pittsburg State. The university announced a simplification of tailgating policies in response to the ch... More>>

First Sentence Handed-Down In Two-Year-Old Pittsburg Murder Case Video included

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Prosecutors say the suspects were after marijuana and/or drug money.

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Victims Advocates Needed for Expanding Sexual Assault Response Video included

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For the last 7 years Freeman Hospital has offered S.A.N.E., "Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners". Starting this month, Mercy is adopting that program.

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Motorcycle Rally Rolls Into Joplin With Message Of Faith And Evangelism Video included

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No matter life's past, or nickname that sticks around, there's always now to set an example.

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Locals Travel to RNC Video included

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So what does the convention mean for voters here in the four states? we asked a couple of delegates who made their way to Cleveland. 

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Joplin Police: crime in city up slightly Video included

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Sales at Wireless Connections, a home security/surveillance camera dealer in Joplin, are up. But, that's because crime in the city is also up. Joplin Police Department released its quarterly 2016 IMPACT report, which tracks crimes common in the area such as assault, robbery, burglary and vandalism. Though crime overall is up 4 percent, thefts from vehicles are up an alarming 29 percent, reporting 400 crimes in 2016 to date compared to 309 in 2015 at this time. "Whenever neighbo... More>>

Weekend rallies call for peace Video included

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With continued violence against police officers dominating headlines from Baton Rouge and Dallas in recent weeks, groups in the Four States have taken to peaceful demonstrations to showcase a positive relationship between law enforcement and community. A "Blue Lives Matter" event in Neosho opened with the speaker addressing that the demonstration is not anti-Black Lives Matter, rather, a time to appreciate local law enforcement. Officers from Neosho Police Department, Newto...

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Run Funds Programs in Miami Video included

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Saturday morning marks the Miami Rotary Club's largest fundraiser, Willie's Run. The 5k and fun run that will finance multiple programs for children including scholarships and programs keeping them off meth. 

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Local French Professor Reacts to France Attacks Video included

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More than 80 people were killed and 200 injured after an attack last night in France. The tragedy has hit close to home for a professor at Missouri Southern. The world watched in awe as a man drove a truck through a crowd at a Bastille Day celebration. 

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MODOT Presents Plans to Replace Two Carthage Bridges Video included

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MODOT has announced plans for a $4.4 million project in Carthage. It involves the replacement of 2 bridges and tonight dozens of residents were at a public meeting to give their input. 

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  • Ginger Blue Resort Being Renovated to Reopen Spring 2017

    Ginger Blue Resort Being Renovated to Reopen Spring 2017

    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:55 PM EDT2016-07-14 21:55:35 GMT

       Construction work is underway to bring back Ginger Blue Resort on Elk River, once a popular destination back in the 1980's.      It's a big investment  of time and money for the new owner that could pay off for the community.

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       Construction work is underway to bring back Ginger Blue Resort on Elk River, once a popular destination back in the 1980's.      It's a big investment  of time and money for the new owner that could pay off for the community.

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  • Lightning Causes Fire At Joplin Apartment Complex

    Lightning Causes Fire At Joplin Apartment Complex

    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:40 PM EDT2016-07-14 21:40:16 GMT

    Joplin's fire chief says recent storms had the potential to be dangerous.

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    Joplin's fire chief says recent storms had the potential to be dangerous.

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  • Officials: New Bakery With At Least 50 New Jobs Heading To Joplin

    Officials: New Bakery With At Least 50 New Jobs Heading To Joplin

    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:41 PM EDT2016-07-14 21:41:46 GMT

     "Maintenance, janitor, accountants, clerks, office people, warehousing people, production people.  We're talking a complete facility has to be filled."

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     "Maintenance, janitor, accountants, clerks, office people, warehousing people, production people.  We're talking a complete facility has to be filled."

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  • Joplin woman using traumatic experiences to inspire others

    Joplin woman using traumatic experiences to inspire others

    Thursday, July 14 2016 4:01 PM EDT2016-07-14 20:01:10 GMT

    Twenty-year-old Tabatha Love of Joplin is a survivor of the Joplin tornado, abuse as a child, bullying in high school and her own suicide attempt. She's now using her life experiences to use others to pick up healthy habits. When Love was young, she was active but continued gaining weight she could not shed. At age 13, she was diagnosed with poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, contributing to her weight gain. Her mother can recall snide comments made as they would walk through the grocery ...

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    Twenty-year-old Tabatha Love of Joplin is a survivor of the Joplin tornado, abuse as a child, bullying in high school and her own suicide attempt. She's now using her life experiences to use others to pick up healthy habits. When Love was young, she was active but continued gaining weight she could not shed. At age 13, she was diagnosed with poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, contributing to her weight gain. Her mother can recall snide comments made as they would walk through the grocery ...

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  • Chanute installing sensory playground

    Chanute installing sensory playground

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 11:05 PM EDT2016-07-14 03:05:03 GMT

    Several groups in Chanute are raising funds for a sensory playground going in at Katy Park. The sensory playground will look like a normal park with swings and slides, but will feature sensory-friendly elements soothing to children with sensory-processing issues and disabilities. "If you walk up to it, any child is just going to see a park toy. There are features built into it, there are things back behind some of the pieces. If a child is feeling a little overwhelmed and they ...

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    Several groups in Chanute are raising funds for a sensory playground going in at Katy Park. The sensory playground will look like a normal park with swings and slides, but will feature sensory-friendly elements soothing to children with sensory-processing issues and disabilities. "If you walk up to it, any child is just going to see a park toy. There are features built into it, there are things back behind some of the pieces. If a child is feeling a little overwhelmed and they ...

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  • Local Business Uses Social Media to Identify Shoplifters

    Local Business Uses Social Media to Identify Shoplifters

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 8:20 PM EDT2016-07-14 00:20:18 GMT

    Everybody is on Facebook these days. That's why a Webb City business owner utilized the social media platform to identify someone they believe shoplifted from their store.

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    Everybody is on Facebook these days. That's why a Webb City business owner utilized the social media platform to identify someone they believe shoplifted from their store.

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  • Blind students go to camp and tackle the high ropes course.

    Blind students go to camp and tackle the high ropes course.

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 6:38 PM EDT2016-07-13 22:38:08 GMT

     A dozen students who are blind or visually impaired are spending a week at camp at the  Greenbush Education service center, tackling science and technology, self-defense techniques and the high ropes course.

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     A dozen students who are blind or visually impaired are spending a week at camp at the  Greenbush Education service center, tackling science and technology, self-defense techniques and the high ropes course.

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  • Miami Police Receive Three $5,000 Checks From Anonymous Donor

    Miami Police Receive Three $5,000 Checks From Anonymous Donor

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 6:49 PM EDT2016-07-13 22:49:28 GMT

    The police captain believes this act of kindness came because of the recent shooting tragedy in Dallas.

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    The police captain believes this act of kindness came because of the recent shooting tragedy in Dallas.

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  • Court Denies Appeal From Man Convicted Of Murdering MSSU Football Coach

    Court Denies Appeal From Man Convicted Of Murdering MSSU Football Coach

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 4:49 PM EDT2016-07-13 20:49:48 GMT

    Jeffrey Bruner was convicted of the 2013 murder of Derek Moore, outside of a Joplin movie theater.

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    Jeffrey Bruner was convicted of the 2013 murder of Derek Moore, outside of a Joplin movie theater.

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  • Authorities Find Infant Girl's Body in Barton County Pond

    Authorities Find Infant Girl's Body in Barton County Pond

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 9:19 PM EDT2016-07-13 01:19:05 GMT

    The discovery of an infant girl's body in a pond in Barton County is currently being investigated as a homicide. Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw has one word to describe the crime "heartbreaking." He was called to an area 3 miles southeast of Lamar on Monday evening where the body of an infant girl was found. 

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    The discovery of an infant girl's body in a pond in Barton County is currently being investigated as a homicide. Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw has one word to describe the crime "heartbreaking." He was called to an area 3 miles southeast of Lamar on Monday evening where the body of an infant girl was found. 

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  • Joplin Voters to Decide if Tax on Out of State Title Property Should Stay

    Joplin Voters to Decide if Tax on Out of State Title Property Should Stay

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 7:07 PM EDT2016-07-12 23:07:02 GMT

        Joplin voters will decide August second if a long time tax on out of state titled property purchases should still be collected. 

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        Joplin voters will decide August second if a long time tax on out of state titled property purchases should still be collected. 

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  • Pittsburg city commission enters funding agreement with casino

    Pittsburg city commission enters funding agreement with casino

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 6:52 PM EDT2016-07-12 22:52:49 GMT
    Pittsburg City commissioners decided Tuesday to enter into a funding agreement with Kansas Crossing casino in which the casino will put forth $25,000 into an account for costs including legal fees, bond issuance fees, design fees and third party inspection fees. The move will take a burden off of Pittsburg city taxpayers. Pittsburg city manager Daron Hall feels the agreement reflects Kansas Crossing's ability to work with the community. "State statute says all those costs will ...More >>
    Pittsburg City commissioners decided Tuesday to enter into a funding agreement with Kansas Crossing casino in which the casino will put forth $25,000 into an account for costs including legal fees, bond issuance fees, design fees and third party inspection fees. The move will take a burden off of Pittsburg city taxpayers. Pittsburg city manager Daron Hall feels the agreement reflects Kansas Crossing's ability to work with the community. "State statute says all those costs will ...More >>
  • Teachers Get Interactive Lessons On Dyslexia

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 5:38 PM EDT2016-07-12 21:38:38 GMT

    It reinforces for teachers and students that there are tough challenges in life that require a lot of extra thinking.  But it's important to cope and succeed.

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    It reinforces for teachers and students that there are tough challenges in life that require a lot of extra thinking.  But it's important to cope and succeed.

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  • Tree Damages Home, Resident Seeks Payment

    Tree Damages Home, Resident Seeks Payment

    Monday, July 11 2016 10:35 PM EDT2016-07-12 02:35:30 GMT

    A tree in Joplin has cost one resident a car. Another, part of his house. 

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    A tree in Joplin has cost one resident a car. Another, part of his house. 

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  • New Sporting Goods Store Planned For Old Joplin High School "Mall Location"

    New Sporting Goods Store Planned For Old Joplin High School "Mall Location"

    Monday, July 11 2016 6:05 PM EDT2016-07-11 22:05:57 GMT

    Dunham's:  A place where soon, you'll be able to practice math again...at the checkout.

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    Dunham's:  A place where soon, you'll be able to practice math again...at the checkout.

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  • Unity vigil held on police station steps

    Unity vigil held on police station steps

    Sunday, July 10 2016 8:29 PM EDT2016-07-11 00:29:48 GMT
    Unrest between citizens and police officers this last week caused a stirring in the heart of Keenan Cortez.  Cortez organized a unity prayer vigil on Sunday morning, held on the steps of the Clark Public Safety and Justice Center. "We don't need to just be supportive of our first-responders in our community, our police force specifically. We need to come out and publicly show that to them so they can feel it and know we're behind them everyday," Cortez said. About tw...More >>
    Unrest between citizens and police officers this last week caused a stirring in the heart of Keenan Cortez.  Cortez organized a unity prayer vigil on Sunday morning, held on the steps of the Clark Public Safety and Justice Center. "We don't need to just be supportive of our first-responders in our community, our police force specifically. We need to come out and publicly show that to them so they can feel it and know we're behind them everyday," Cortez said. About tw...More >>
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  • HS Baking Job Fair - July 20th

    HS Baking Job Fair - July 20th

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 5:14 PM EDT2016-07-19 21:14:48 GMT
    HS Baking will hold a job fair at the Missouri Department of Economic Development's Joplin Career Center, located at 105 Rangeline Road, Suite 2, on Wednesday, July 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Thursday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More >>
    HS Baking will hold a job fair at the Missouri Department of Economic Development's Joplin Career Center, located at 105 Rangeline Road, Suite 2, on Wednesday, July 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Thursday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More >>
  • Cooling Centers In Joplin

    Cooling Centers In Joplin

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 2:25 PM EDT2016-07-19 18:25:57 GMT

    Cooling Centers In Joplin are..

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    Cooling Centers In Joplin are..

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  • Pursuit ends after spike strips used, driver flees on foot

    Pursuit ends after spike strips used, driver flees on foot

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-07-13 20:00:42 GMT
    A vehicle pursuit came to an end late Tuesday night when deputies used spike strips to stop a car that failed to yield after a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on 54 Hwy just east of Deerfield, Mo. According to Sheriff’s Office officials, additional deputies were called out to assist in the pursuit as the vehicle continued to flee. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said the deputy recognized the driver as a person involved in a drug investigation and also had knowledge t...More >>
    A vehicle pursuit came to an end late Tuesday night when deputies used spike strips to stop a car that failed to yield after a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on 54 Hwy just east of Deerfield, Mo. According to Sheriff’s Office officials, additional deputies were called out to assist in the pursuit as the vehicle continued to flee. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said the deputy recognized the driver as a person involved in a drug investigation and also had knowledge t...More >>
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