Crowder College has teamed up with a local business to create an apprenticeship program that could be the first of many. Officials said it's a win-win for companies and students.
Residents from Cherokee County gather at the public budget hearing, hoping to know more about where their tax dollars are going. Potential tax increases have local farmers like Laura Atkinson cautious. "Hopefully the farmers will look into this a little more and realize how much their taxes are going to increase this year. I don't want them to get sticker shock when they get their statements. So i hope they get a little more involved in it" says Laura Atkinson, a local farme... More>>
Students across the region are settling in to their dorm rooms for the fall semester. But for students and faculty at Labette Community College in Parsons, this move-in day has special meaning. When Zachary Lintzen came to Labette Community College last year, living on campus, wasn't an option. Lintzen: "I lived in a small two bedroom apartment on the other side of town, it was kinda far from campus so it was difficult to travel back and forth to ... More>>
You may have heard of a white coat ceremony. The signal of the start of medical school, but this is a bit different. Missouri Southern State University officials gave each student a green jacket as a symbol of the start of their undergrad career. "Students will enter into school this fall, they'll receive their bachelor's degree in biology in 3 years" says Dr.. Donna Johnson , the director of the Yours to Lose program. But their education doesn't end there. Their... More>>
Community leaders held a rally against racism Friday night in response to the recent violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
According to a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center" the state of Missouri has more hate groups than Kansas and Oklahoma combined. But local officials say *positive* groups are more common in the area. Charlottesville, Virginia. these disturbing scenes painted an unpleasant picture of the racial divisions in our country. A report from the Southern Poverty Law Center outlines the number of hate groups in each state across t... More>>
"I was born and I had perfect eyesight. I don't want to ruin it," says one understanding student from Baxter Springs, KS.
You're probably familiar with the phrase, 'What would you do for a Klondike Bar', but, for one Joplin woman and her family, it's 'What would you do for a solar eclipse?' Libby Burleson was first introduced to solar eclipse 'mania' in 2002. Her mother saw the craze and started a business, specializing in 'eclipse cruises'. That's when Libby and her family loaded up on a ten day journey to the middle of the ocean, just to see the ... More>>
It’s the first day of school in Joplin where the new superintendent was out welcoming back students and faculty At South Middle School Melinda Moss greeted sixth graders with high fives.
If you haven't gotten your eclipse glasses yet, your options might be as low as the light will be during the eclipse. "Recently, they have just depleted. We do not have any more eclipse solar glasses" Phones have been ringing off the hook at Kirkland's home. "We've gotten 50 to 100 calls a day looking for these glasses and there's no place for us to send them because we just don't have anywhere to send them" says Chris Lathem from Kirkland's Home. Some stores have ... More>>
You can't be with your kid 24 hours a day but thanks to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, you can keep a digital eye on their surroundings.
School districts using OPAA! food service will have access to the Nutrislice menu app that Wyandotte administrators believe will have a huge impact on the food program.
It's an agreement that needs to be made by August 31st. A contract is in a stalemate between INTEGRIS Health" and "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma". If INTEGRIS and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma do not come to an agreement on a contract soon, it means the two companies will become out of network with each other. INTEGRIS requested a 3 percent rate increase from Blue Cross, but the insurance company denied it. In a statement from &quo... More>>
Miami Oklahoma teachers get a big show of support from students and the community after being let down by lawmakers who cut education Teachers walked the red carpet in Miami this morning go cheers from students and citizens.
The new "Missouri Rx Plan" went into effect on July 1st, cutting aid for people who only use Medicare. Just part of the 15-million dollars in state budget cuts. So how has it impacted local seniors? Carrie Homer is the president and CEO of the assisted living facility.. Autumn place, I visited the Joplin location. She works with senior citizens with prescription needs. "If they have received a bill from a pharmacy company showing that a medication has gone up. Yes... More>>
In just one week.. The moon will come between the Earth and the sun. It's a good thing, though.. The earth and the sun have been fighting, now, for weeks. The "solar eclipse" will have millions of people looking up at the sky. And if you don't take the proper precautions there could be serious consequences. When many of us head to work or school Monday morning, the day will look like any other. But just befor... More>>
The new city council in mulberry held their first meeting, as a special session today - at the Mulberry Municipal Building. The session was supposed to outline the next step for selecting a police chief for the community, after the previous chief was laid off last Tuesday. The meeting Sunday night started off with another resignation. Mulberry Police Sergeant Barlow, the only police officer on the force, resigned a... More>>
It is literally the dog days of summer at the City of Miami Municipal Pool. "This is our last day open so we've invited pet owners with their dogs to come in and swim with their pets before we drain the pool" says pool manager Lee Ann Coyne. A couple safety precautions owners had to follow was all dogs had to have their rabies vaccines up to date, be on a leash and one owner even suited her dog with a life jacket. Although the sun was hidden behind clouds, pups ... More>>
Davida Ralston thought she'd be having the wedding of her dreams at Joplin's Springhouse Gardens, but that was back when she could still get in touch with the venue's owner.
Connect2Culture announces the results of a study showing the 2015 financial impact of Joplin's non-profit arts and culture organizations. The comprehensive impact study, called "Arts & Economic Prosperity 5" found those organizations generate $5.4 million dollars annually to the local economy and almost 200 jobs. For more information on the study: http://connect2culture.com/aep5/
Nicolette Carpenter has lived in Fort Scott her entire life and has been taking care of her 2 dogs for the past 7 years. "Each have been picked up by the pound at least once or twice. Even whenever I go and get them at the pound, the dog catchers never said anything about needing to be registered with the city or anything like that. So it's weird to hear about it just now" she says. The Fort Scott Animal Control is planning to enforce the town's dog regi...
The next time you park longer than a few hours on the Historic Carthage Square, you'll pay more. The parking fine used to be $1. It's now $5 as a result of a new ordinance approved by city council members this week. Repeat offenders will be fined $25. The increase applies to the 2-hour parking areas and comes after some business owners complained that too many people were abusing the rules. Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan says, "This is the first... More>>
By the end of July 2015, the city of Parsons, Kansas had issued out building permits for around 5 million dollars worth of construction. By the end of July 2016, the city had issued out building permits for more than 7 million dollars of new development.
It was about as close to hell as you'll ever get" says veteran Curtis Lee Weber on parts of his experience during World War II. With high tensions between North Korea and the United States, the veteran fears it will spark a war and cause history to repeat itself. "My father in law was in World War I, I was in World War II, I ain't got any kids. But they'd be in the next one" he explains. But another veteran has the attitude that we just need to do what it... More>>
Jerry Dallies, the owner and operator of Joplin taxi service "Affordable TADS", has no fear for the potential increase in ride sharing companies. "In order do it like this..you have to have social skills to talk to us because you gotta talk to a person..not an app" he says. Dallies has operated his taxi service in Joplin for 11 years now, and built a loyal customer base. He's not the only local company owner not scared. "Competition is great we own 3 other s... More>>
For many of us, we wake up, go to work, do our job, and go back home to our families, without worrying each day about our safety. Two incidents in Missouri involving police officers are a reminder that they're never guaranteed to come home. It started Sunday, an officer in Clinton, Missouri shot and killed in the line of duty, then, two men throwing explosives at Joplin officers. It's a stark reminder of the dangers in law enforcement. DuRall: "You know, when they go out to their... More>>
The "Humane Society Animal Cruelty Task Force" rescues 26 dogs from what they say are horrible living conditions. Twenty adult dogs and six puppies were being kept in a boarded-up home in Seneca, Missouri.
The "Humane Society Animal Cruelty Task Force" rescues 26 dogs from what they say are horrible living conditions. Twenty adult dogs and six puppies were being kept in a boarded-up home in Seneca, Missouri.More>>
An arrest has been made in the homicide case of Lanny Holman. The Sheriff says sufficient probable cause was developed for deputies to arrest 44-year-old Christopher Michael Jones.
An arrest has been made in the homicide case of Lanny Holman. The Sheriff says sufficient probable cause was developed for deputies to arrest 44-year-old Christopher Michael Jones.More>>
The walk to school will be safer for some four hundred Fort Scott students this year. A grant funded sidewalk project is currently underway.
The walk to school will be safer for some four hundred Fort Scott students this year. A grant funded sidewalk project is currently underway.More>>
A board meeting is called among members of the Carthage Humane Society concerning allegations of animal neglect. A patron of the humane society claimed that a dog she adopted from the facility was malnourished and so were many other dogs in the facility. The Facebook post generated enough concern for a special meeting to be called this evening. Sierra Henson just recently adopted her pup Ali from the Carthage Humane Society. She... More>>
Two men with a stolen trailer lead Joplin police on a chase after allegedly assaulting an officer. Although the JPD was unable to release information on what kind of explosive the suspects used, they did disclose that cases like this are uncommon but very dangerous. "It kind of underscores the danger that we face every day" says Captain Trevor Duncan. A Joplin police officer pulled over 2 men in a truck who were pulling a trailer with no lights on at 3:30 in the morni...
Two men with a stolen trailer lead Joplin police on a chase after allegedly assaulting an officer. Although the JPD was unable to release information on what kind of explosive the suspects used, they did disclose that cases like this are uncommon but very dangerous. "It kind of underscores the danger that we face every day" says Captain Trevor Duncan. A Joplin police officer pulled over 2 men in a truck who were pulling a trailer with no lights on at 3:30 in the morni...More>>
A stabbing in Joplin leaves one man in the hospital. According to police, an officer came across a 44-year-old man walking in the area of 20th Street and Bird with a stab wound to the chest. Authorities say they were able to track down a location where the assault possibly occurred. That's where they arrested 40-year-old Christopher Sanders of Joplin. He's charged with 1st degree assault and armed criminal action. --------------- Press Release Stabbing Arrest Contact Captain Trevor D...
A stabbing in Joplin leaves one man in the hospital. According to police, an officer came across a 44-year-old man walking in the area of 20th Street and Bird with a stab wound to the chest. Authorities say they were able to track down a location where the assault possibly occurred. That's where they arrested 40-year-old Christopher Sanders of Joplin. He's charged with 1st degree assault and armed criminal action. --------------- Press Release Stabbing Arrest Contact Captain Trevor D...More>>