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  • Pittsburg & Parsons Receive $93,000 in Rural Grants

    Pittsburg & Parsons Receive $93,000 in Rural Grants

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:41:44 GMT
    UnitedHealthcare awarded two grants totaling $93,000 to local community organizations that are improving access to health care for Kansans living in rural areas. Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D., and Kevin Sparks, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas, presented a $48,000 grant to the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc. (CHC/SEK), and $45,000 to the Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center (SKIL) at a ceremony today in Pittsburg, Kan. The grants are part ...More >>
    UnitedHealthcare awarded two grants totaling $93,000 to local community organizations that are improving access to health care for Kansans living in rural areas. Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D., and Kevin Sparks, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas, presented a $48,000 grant to the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc. (CHC/SEK), and $45,000 to the Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center (SKIL) at a ceremony today in Pittsburg, Kan. The grants are part ...More >>
  • Share Your Input for the Joplin Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan

    Share Your Input for the Joplin Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:27:44 GMT
    The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan for the Joplin Area. JATSO is the metropolitan planning organization for the region that includes southern Jasper County and northern Newton County. The study area covers approximately 200 square miles and includes 18 municipalities as well as unincorporated areas. The Plan will communicate the vision for the area’s bicycle and pedestrian network and identify poli...More >>
    The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan for the Joplin Area. JATSO is the metropolitan planning organization for the region that includes southern Jasper County and northern Newton County. The study area covers approximately 200 square miles and includes 18 municipalities as well as unincorporated areas. The Plan will communicate the vision for the area’s bicycle and pedestrian network and identify poli...More >>
  • Carthage Superintendent Resigns

    Carthage Superintendent Resigns

    Monday, August 14 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-08-14 17:53:23 GMT
    Carthage R-IX School District and Dr. Sean Smith, Superintendent of Schools, announce that Dr. Smith will resign from the Carthage R-IX School District effective July 31, 2017. The Board of Education and Dr. Smith agree that their goals are no longer mutually aligned. Dr. Smith and the Board of Education both wish each other well in their future endeavors. (Joint Statement of Dr. Sean Smith and Carthage R-IX School District) More >>
    Carthage R-IX School District and Dr. Sean Smith, Superintendent of Schools, announce that Dr. Smith will resign from the Carthage R-IX School District effective July 31, 2017. The Board of Education and Dr. Smith agree that their goals are no longer mutually aligned. Dr. Smith and the Board of Education both wish each other well in their future endeavors. (Joint Statement of Dr. Sean Smith and Carthage R-IX School District) More >>
  • Fatal Crash in Lawrence Co., MO

    Fatal Crash in Lawrence Co., MO

    Fatal Crash in Lawrence Co., MO

    Thursday, August 10 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-08-10 23:27:09 GMT

    A Cassville, Missouri man was killed when his SUV hit a semi-truck head-on in heavy rain. 

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    A Cassville, Missouri man was killed when his SUV hit a semi-truck head-on in heavy rain. 

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  • Fatal Crash in Ottawa Co., OK

    Fatal Crash in Ottawa Co., OK

    Fatal Crash in Ottawa Co., OK

    Thursday, August 10 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-08-10 23:18:06 GMT

    A man is dead and a child is in the hospital following a crash in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. 
     

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    A man is dead and a child is in the hospital following a crash in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. 
     

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  • Fmr White House Official to Speak at PSU

    Fmr White House Official to Speak at PSU

    Friday, August 4 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-08-05 01:19:12 GMT

    Former White House official Tina Tchen will speak at Pittsburg State University as part of the Women in Government Lecture Series.

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    Former White House official Tina Tchen will speak at Pittsburg State University as part of the Women in Government Lecture Series.

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  • McDonald Co. Stabbing Under Investigation

    McDonald Co. Stabbing Under Investigation

    Friday, August 4 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-08-05 00:21:56 GMT

    Deputies investigate after two victims were found injured in an alleged stabbing near Pineville.

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    Deputies investigate after two victims were found injured in an alleged stabbing near Pineville.

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  • KBI Investigating Shots Fired by Officer

    KBI Investigating Shots Fired by Officer

    Friday, August 4 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-08-05 00:16:06 GMT

    The KBI is investigating shots fired by an officer after a chase near Fort Scott, KS.

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    The KBI is investigating shots fired by an officer after a chase near Fort Scott, KS.

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  • Oklahoma man sentenced to life in prison for murder, arson

    Oklahoma man sentenced to life in prison for murder, arson

    Thursday, August 3 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-08-03 21:20:17 GMT
    A Oklahoma man was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for at least 50 years for murder and related crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Thad Christopher Green, 33, Pawhuska, Okla., was sentenced in Montgomery County District Court by Judge F. William Cullins. In addition to the life sentence, Green was sentenced to 53 months for related charges. A jury found Green guilty in May of one count of murder in the first degree, one count of ar...More >>
    A Oklahoma man was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for at least 50 years for murder and related crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Thad Christopher Green, 33, Pawhuska, Okla., was sentenced in Montgomery County District Court by Judge F. William Cullins. In addition to the life sentence, Green was sentenced to 53 months for related charges. A jury found Green guilty in May of one count of murder in the first degree, one count of ar...More >>
  • Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard Elected Chair of the Southern Legislative Conference

    Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard Elected Chair of the Southern Legislative Conference

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-08-02 19:26:49 GMT
    Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, was unanimously elected chair of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) this week by delegates to the group’s 71st Annual Meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi. As chair, Senate President Pro Tem Richard will preside over the Conference and guide its major policy efforts during the coming year. He also will assist in shaping the program for the 72nd Annual Meeting, to take place in July 2018 in St. Lou...More >>
    Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, was unanimously elected chair of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) this week by delegates to the group’s 71st Annual Meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi. As chair, Senate President Pro Tem Richard will preside over the Conference and guide its major policy efforts during the coming year. He also will assist in shaping the program for the 72nd Annual Meeting, to take place in July 2018 in St. Lou...More >>
  • Officers Rescue Family And Pet From House Fire

    Officers Rescue Family And Pet From House Fire

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-08-02 19:21:26 GMT
    On July 30, 2017 at 6:02 a.m. units from Girard Fire, Crawford County District 4 Fire, Girard Police, Crawford County EMS and Crawford County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a structure fire at 403 S. Cherokee Street in Girard, KS. On arrival, Girard Officer Mark Kase and Crawford County Deputy Don Kmiec found the residence on fire with the rear of the structure fully engulfed in flames. Kase and Kmiec entered the house and were able to wake three occupants and get them to ...More >>
    On July 30, 2017 at 6:02 a.m. units from Girard Fire, Crawford County District 4 Fire, Girard Police, Crawford County EMS and Crawford County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a structure fire at 403 S. Cherokee Street in Girard, KS. On arrival, Girard Officer Mark Kase and Crawford County Deputy Don Kmiec found the residence on fire with the rear of the structure fully engulfed in flames. Kase and Kmiec entered the house and were able to wake three occupants and get them to ...More >>
  • Kenney Announces Campaign Kickoff

    Kenney Announces Campaign Kickoff

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-08-01 22:54:58 GMT
    Theresa KenneyTheresa Kenney

    Theresa Kenney announced this morning that she will run for Prosecuting Attorney, Jasper County, in 2018. She was appointed to the position in January, 2017, by the governor. A trial attorney, she has 30 years experience in criminal and civil cases. Since 2005, Theresa has committed her trial experience to public service becoming an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jasper County where she has tried and won many felony jury trials. “Being the Jasper County Prosecu...

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    Theresa Kenney announced this morning that she will run for Prosecuting Attorney, Jasper County, in 2018. She was appointed to the position in January, 2017, by the governor. A trial attorney, she has 30 years experience in criminal and civil cases. Since 2005, Theresa has committed her trial experience to public service becoming an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jasper County where she has tried and won many felony jury trials. “Being the Jasper County Prosecu...

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  • Armed Robbery in Ottawa County

    Armed Robbery in Ottawa County

    Monday, July 31 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-07-31 21:43:05 GMT
    Joshua HollonJoshua Hollon
    On 07-30-2017 at approximately 12:00 a Strong Armed Robbery Occurred Southwest of Miami in Ottawa County.  The Victim (Name being withheld for investigative purposes) was falsely led to a location from a female identified as Melanie Blackburn (Location being withheld for investigative purposes).  Once at the location prearranged, a white Nissan 4 door vehicle pulled in front of the Victim, blocking him from driving forward. Two male subjects, (Believed to be Jeremy...More >>
    On 07-30-2017 at approximately 12:00 a Strong Armed Robbery Occurred Southwest of Miami in Ottawa County.  The Victim (Name being withheld for investigative purposes) was falsely led to a location from a female identified as Melanie Blackburn (Location being withheld for investigative purposes).  Once at the location prearranged, a white Nissan 4 door vehicle pulled in front of the Victim, blocking him from driving forward. Two male subjects, (Believed to be Jeremy...More >>
  • Joplin’s Aquatic Centers Begin to Close for the Season

    Joplin’s Aquatic Centers Begin to Close for the Season

    Friday, July 28 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-07-28 18:10:48 GMT
    The City of Joplin’s three aquatic centers will begin closing for the summer on a staggered schedule beginning Sunday, August 6th. “Back-to-school season is a challenging time for us staffing-wise,” said Jessica Johnson, Recreation Coordinator with Joplin Parks & Recreation. “We begin closing the pools in August due to our lifeguards returning to college and high school.” Ewert Aquatic Center, located at 7th and Murphy Blvd., will be open regular ho...More >>
    The City of Joplin’s three aquatic centers will begin closing for the summer on a staggered schedule beginning Sunday, August 6th. “Back-to-school season is a challenging time for us staffing-wise,” said Jessica Johnson, Recreation Coordinator with Joplin Parks & Recreation. “We begin closing the pools in August due to our lifeguards returning to college and high school.” Ewert Aquatic Center, located at 7th and Murphy Blvd., will be open regular ho...More >>
  • Parsons Police Investigate Shooting

    Parsons Police Investigate Shooting

    Friday, July 28 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-07-28 17:51:16 GMT

    On July 27, 2017 at approximately 6:16 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area 2827 Northern Blvd for a report of a car shooting towards an individual and their house. Officers responded and started a thorough investigation.  At approximately, 6:18 p.m. a Parsons Police Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 2500 block of Main with a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle given by the reporting party for the shooting.  A thorough investigation was...

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    On July 27, 2017 at approximately 6:16 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area 2827 Northern Blvd for a report of a car shooting towards an individual and their house. Officers responded and started a thorough investigation.  At approximately, 6:18 p.m. a Parsons Police Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 2500 block of Main with a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle given by the reporting party for the shooting.  A thorough investigation was...

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  • Two Children Removed From Home Following Drug Raid

    Two Children Removed From Home Following Drug Raid

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-07-27 19:04:24 GMT
    Just after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 27th, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Galena Police Department executed a narcotics related search warrant at 1004 East 9th, in Galena.  While searching the home, investigators seized suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Arrested at the scene were Suspect #1, 31 and 27 year-old Suspect #2, both of the home. They are currently being held in the Cherokee County Jail on allegations of Possessing Marijuana...More >>
    Just after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 27th, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Galena Police Department executed a narcotics related search warrant at 1004 East 9th, in Galena.  While searching the home, investigators seized suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Arrested at the scene were Suspect #1, 31 and 27 year-old Suspect #2, both of the home. They are currently being held in the Cherokee County Jail on allegations of Possessing Marijuana...More >>
  • PSO Announces Groundbreaking Investment To Provide Savings For Customers

    PSO Announces Groundbreaking Investment To Provide Savings For Customers

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:31:25 GMT

    Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) today announced an unprecedented project that will provide significant cost savings to customers and further diversify the Company’s energy supply. The Wind Catcher Energy Connection (Wind Catcher) project includes the nation’s largest wind energy facility and a dedicated generation tie-line to efficiently deliver the wind energy to PSO’s customers. PSO and its sister company, Southwestern ...

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    Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) today announced an unprecedented project that will provide significant cost savings to customers and further diversify the Company’s energy supply. The Wind Catcher Energy Connection (Wind Catcher) project includes the nation’s largest wind energy facility and a dedicated generation tie-line to efficiently deliver the wind energy to PSO’s customers. PSO and its sister company, Southwestern ...

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  • El Dorado Springs Woman Sentenced For Embezzling $380K From Employer

    El Dorado Springs Woman Sentenced For Embezzling $380K From Employer

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:23:58 GMT
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an El Dorado Springs, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for a mail fraud scheme by which she stole more than $380,000 from her employer and to filing a false tax return. Regina Allison, 47, of El Dorado Springs, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 30 months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Allison to pay $460,404 in restitution, includ...More >>
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an El Dorado Springs, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for a mail fraud scheme by which she stole more than $380,000 from her employer and to filing a false tax return. Regina Allison, 47, of El Dorado Springs, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 30 months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Allison to pay $460,404 in restitution, includ...More >>
  • Joplin Humane Society "Bark To School" Adoption Special

    Joplin Humane Society "Bark To School" Adoption Special

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:07:24 GMT
    Joplin Humane Society will be offering $10 adoption on all cat and kittens and any dog over 30lbs as part of their “Bark to School” special. Shelter staff say they are overflowing with dogs and cats and are hoping that the special will help find some of their adoptable amazing homes as well as open up space for pets in need waiting to come in. “We are completely full with big dogs, cats and kittens,” said Lysa Boston, Shelter Manager. “We are so full we ...More >>
    Joplin Humane Society will be offering $10 adoption on all cat and kittens and any dog over 30lbs as part of their “Bark to School” special. Shelter staff say they are overflowing with dogs and cats and are hoping that the special will help find some of their adoptable amazing homes as well as open up space for pets in need waiting to come in. “We are completely full with big dogs, cats and kittens,” said Lysa Boston, Shelter Manager. “We are so full we ...More >>
  • DCF Chanute Service Center Moves to New Facility

    DCF Chanute Service Center Moves to New Facility

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-07-26 19:12:16 GMT
    The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) is pleased to announce that the agency’s Chanute service center has moved office buildings. The new office officially opened to the public on Monday, July 24, at 203 E. 21st St. The former facility was located at 1500 W 7th St. The relocation to the 16,000 square feet office offers space efficiency and added convenience for clients and staff. The new building also includes important safety features, such as lighted...More >>
    The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) is pleased to announce that the agency’s Chanute service center has moved office buildings. The new office officially opened to the public on Monday, July 24, at 203 E. 21st St. The former facility was located at 1500 W 7th St. The relocation to the 16,000 square feet office offers space efficiency and added convenience for clients and staff. The new building also includes important safety features, such as lighted...More >>
  • Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Vernon Co., MO

    Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Vernon Co., MO

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-07-25 22:59:46 GMT
    A wanted fugitive is arrested after leading authorities on a chase in Vernon County, Missouri. According to the Sheriff's Office, it began in Nevada when deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on 26-year-old Jacob Rawlings of Nixa. Authorities say Rawlings failed to stop and the pursuit headed north. Sheriff Jason Mosher says it appears that the driver didn't know where he was going and "at one point even turned down a dead-end road before driving through a yard to get back on...More >>
    A wanted fugitive is arrested after leading authorities on a chase in Vernon County, Missouri. According to the Sheriff's Office, it began in Nevada when deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on 26-year-old Jacob Rawlings of Nixa. Authorities say Rawlings failed to stop and the pursuit headed north. Sheriff Jason Mosher says it appears that the driver didn't know where he was going and "at one point even turned down a dead-end road before driving through a yard to get back on...More >>
  • Nevada PD Locate Narcotics During Arrest

    Nevada PD Locate Narcotics During Arrest

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:41 PM EDT2017-07-25 19:41:47 GMT
    Brandon WallBrandon Wall
    In the late night hours of Sunday July 23rd Nevada Police received information that a known male subject from the Kansas City area was at a location in the 300 block of E. Grand Street and that this subject was suspected to be involved in the distribution of illegal narcotics. Nevada Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of E. Grand Street where the known male subject was located and determined to have several outstanding warrants for his arrest from the Kansas City area. ...More >>
    In the late night hours of Sunday July 23rd Nevada Police received information that a known male subject from the Kansas City area was at a location in the 300 block of E. Grand Street and that this subject was suspected to be involved in the distribution of illegal narcotics. Nevada Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of E. Grand Street where the known male subject was located and determined to have several outstanding warrants for his arrest from the Kansas City area. ...More >>
  • Sen. Moran to Support Full Repeal of Obamacare, Continue to Oppose BCRA

    Sen. Moran to Support Full Repeal of Obamacare, Continue to Oppose BCRA

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-07-25 18:44:39 GMT

    “I will continue, however, to strongly oppose the BCRA. This bill missed the mark for Kansans, failed to adequately repeal Obamacare and did not address the rising costs of healthcare. Healthcare is too important to Kansans, our families and future generations of Americans to get wrong.”

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    “I will continue, however, to strongly oppose the BCRA. This bill missed the mark for Kansans, failed to adequately repeal Obamacare and did not address the rising costs of healthcare. Healthcare is too important to Kansans, our families and future generations of Americans to get wrong.”

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  • Neosho Man Uncovers $50,000 Top Prize

    Neosho Man Uncovers $50,000 Top Prize

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-07-25 19:48:39 GMT
    Cesar SanchezCesar Sanchez

    A Neosho man received some quick cash after he uncovered a $50,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket he purchased at Kwik Mart, 738 E. McKinney St., in Neosho. Cesar Sanchez claimed his prize winnings from the “Pay Lines” game at the Springfield Lottery office on July 18. “Pay Lines” is a $3 ticket that officially went on sale June 26. The game has prizes ranging from $3 to $50,000 and has more than $5.6 million in prizes left, including three ...

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    A Neosho man received some quick cash after he uncovered a $50,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket he purchased at Kwik Mart, 738 E. McKinney St., in Neosho. Cesar Sanchez claimed his prize winnings from the “Pay Lines” game at the Springfield Lottery office on July 18. “Pay Lines” is a $3 ticket that officially went on sale June 26. The game has prizes ranging from $3 to $50,000 and has more than $5.6 million in prizes left, including three ...

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  • The Home Depot Partners with Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity to Build New Home for Veteran

    The Home Depot Partners with Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity to Build New Home for Veteran

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-07-25 17:52:48 GMT
    More than 60 area Home Depot associates from 8 Stores will partner with Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity to build a new home for a local veteran family. Thanks to donations from a WWII Veteran, Harold Layton, the American Legion Post 13, and finally a $31,000 grant from Home Depot gave us everything we needed to build this home for a veteran in need of better housing. Our Veteran we are building for is Ronald King, a Veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Germany from 1965 to 1967. H...More >>
    More than 60 area Home Depot associates from 8 Stores will partner with Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity to build a new home for a local veteran family. Thanks to donations from a WWII Veteran, Harold Layton, the American Legion Post 13, and finally a $31,000 grant from Home Depot gave us everything we needed to build this home for a veteran in need of better housing. Our Veteran we are building for is Ronald King, a Veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Germany from 1965 to 1967. H...More >>
  • Vatterott - Joplin Offers SummerTime Backyard Electrical Safety Tips

    Vatterott - Joplin Offers SummerTime Backyard Electrical Safety Tips

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:48:40 GMT
    Getting together with friends and family on the back patio is a fun summertime activity. How you light that scene when the sun goes down can make it even more special … and potentially more dangerous.   Outdoor sconces, string lights, paper lanterns and lamps can be great for adding ambiance and extra lighting to your yard. However, if they aren’t installed and maintained correctly, they can be serious electrical hazards. Vatterott College - Joplin Electrical ...More >>
    Getting together with friends and family on the back patio is a fun summertime activity. How you light that scene when the sun goes down can make it even more special … and potentially more dangerous.   Outdoor sconces, string lights, paper lanterns and lamps can be great for adding ambiance and extra lighting to your yard. However, if they aren’t installed and maintained correctly, they can be serious electrical hazards. Vatterott College - Joplin Electrical ...More >>
  • Pittsburg Bridal Crawl - September 22nd

    Pittsburg Bridal Crawl - September 22nd

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-07-24 22:20:07 GMT

    Last year’s inaugural Bridal Crawl, hosted by Memorial Auditorium and featuring merchants in Downtown Pittsburg, was such a success that future brides and the merchants asked for a repeat this fall. Memorial Auditorium staff was happy to comply. The crawl will kick off on Friday, Sept. 22, at Memorial Auditorium. Brides, mothers and others may pick up passports on the main level between 4 and 6 p.m. for $5 each. There, they may have the opportunity to browse booths of wedding-...

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    Last year’s inaugural Bridal Crawl, hosted by Memorial Auditorium and featuring merchants in Downtown Pittsburg, was such a success that future brides and the merchants asked for a repeat this fall. Memorial Auditorium staff was happy to comply. The crawl will kick off on Friday, Sept. 22, at Memorial Auditorium. Brides, mothers and others may pick up passports on the main level between 4 and 6 p.m. for $5 each. There, they may have the opportunity to browse booths of wedding-...

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  • Sponsored by Midwest Ford Dealers

    4-State Heroes Appreciation Tour 2017

    4-State Heroes Appreciation Tour 2017

    Monday, July 24 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:57:17 GMT

    4-State Heroes Appreciation Tour 2017 Sponsored by Midwest Ford Dealers. 

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    4-State Heroes Appreciation Tour 2017 Sponsored by Midwest Ford Dealers. 

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  • “Buckle Up” painted in Sarcoxie

    “Buckle Up” painted in Sarcoxie

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:39:52 GMT
    In an effort to help promote teen agers to wear their seat belts, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office reached out to the Missouri Department of Transportation to obtain a stencil for a “Buckle Up" sign. Today with the help of the Sarcoxie Public Works Department, “Buckle Up” was painted at the Sarcoxie schools parking lots. The “Buckle Up” sign will also be painted at the Jasper High School and the Avilla School. More >>
    In an effort to help promote teen agers to wear their seat belts, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office reached out to the Missouri Department of Transportation to obtain a stencil for a “Buckle Up" sign. Today with the help of the Sarcoxie Public Works Department, “Buckle Up” was painted at the Sarcoxie schools parking lots. The “Buckle Up” sign will also be painted at the Jasper High School and the Avilla School. More >>
  • Mailbox tampering on west side of the county.

    Mailbox tampering on west side of the county.

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:27:52 GMT
    Over the past couple of days we had eight different incidents dealing with mailboxes being opened, and some having mail stolen out of them. The incidents have been in an area South of Carl Junction on JJ Hwy, down to Fir, and over West to County Road 303, up to Hunter Road. The area will have increased patrol, but we are seeking the public’s help on this matter. If you see anyone tampering with a mailbox, please get the vehicle information and license plate, and contact dispatc...More >>
    Over the past couple of days we had eight different incidents dealing with mailboxes being opened, and some having mail stolen out of them. The incidents have been in an area South of Carl Junction on JJ Hwy, down to Fir, and over West to County Road 303, up to Hunter Road. The area will have increased patrol, but we are seeking the public’s help on this matter. If you see anyone tampering with a mailbox, please get the vehicle information and license plate, and contact dispatc...More >>
  • AG Derek Schmidt’s office to provide child ID kits, consumer protection information at Cherokee County Fair

    AG Derek Schmidt’s office to provide child ID kits, consumer protection information at Cherokee County Fair

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:38:48 GMT

     Free child identification kits and information to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, scams and deceptive business practices will be offered at next week’s Cherokee County Fair, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. “Protecting Kansas children and consumers are important priorities for our office,” Schmidt said. “I hope folks will stop by our booth to learn more about how they can keep themselves and their families safe. 

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     Free child identification kits and information to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, scams and deceptive business practices will be offered at next week’s Cherokee County Fair, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. “Protecting Kansas children and consumers are important priorities for our office,” Schmidt said. “I hope folks will stop by our booth to learn more about how they can keep themselves and their families safe. 

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  • Dental hygiene students receive annual scholarship

    Dental hygiene students receive annual scholarship

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:34:01 GMT
    (From left) Rosaura Rueda, Debbie Thompson and Jaqueline Hernandez.(From left) Rosaura Rueda, Debbie Thompson and Jaqueline Hernandez.
    Two dental hygiene students were awarded the Debbie Thompson Spirit of Dental Hygiene Scholarship during the program’s orientation ceremony held Tuesday, July 18, at Missouri Southern State University. Jaqueline Hernandez, a junior from Webb City, Mo., and Rosaura Rueda, a senior from Rogers, Ark., were announced as the recipients of the $2,500 scholarship. The endowed scholarship was established three years ago by Thompson, who has worked as a dental hygienist for more than 3...More >>
    Two dental hygiene students were awarded the Debbie Thompson Spirit of Dental Hygiene Scholarship during the program’s orientation ceremony held Tuesday, July 18, at Missouri Southern State University. Jaqueline Hernandez, a junior from Webb City, Mo., and Rosaura Rueda, a senior from Rogers, Ark., were announced as the recipients of the $2,500 scholarship. The endowed scholarship was established three years ago by Thompson, who has worked as a dental hygienist for more than 3...More >>
  • ISO Ratings for the Neosho/Newton County Area Fire Protection District

    ISO Ratings for the Neosho/Newton County Area Fire Protection District

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:28:49 GMT
    The Neosho Area Fire Protection District would like to announce that it has received word the fire districts new ISO insurance rating effective October 1, 2017 will be a “5/10” split rating. The “5” rating covers approximately 95% of the fire district. ISO collects and evaluates information from communities in the United States on their structure fire suppression capabilities. The data is analyzed using the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) and then a Pu...More >>
    The Neosho Area Fire Protection District would like to announce that it has received word the fire districts new ISO insurance rating effective October 1, 2017 will be a “5/10” split rating. The “5” rating covers approximately 95% of the fire district. ISO collects and evaluates information from communities in the United States on their structure fire suppression capabilities. The data is analyzed using the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) and then a Pu...More >>
  • “Finding Dory” Shown This Friday at Schifferdecker Park

    “Finding Dory” Shown This Friday at Schifferdecker Park

    Saturday, July 22 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-07-22 04:00:44 GMT
    Joplin Parks and Recreation, the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Fletcher Toyota are excited to announce the next movie for the 2017 Movies in the Park series. Everyone is welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the movie “Finding Dory” under the stars on an inflatable movie screen at Schifferdecker Park on Friday, July 21st at dusk. The movie is rated PG with a run time of 103 minutes. Concessions will be available for purchase on-site. Thanks to...More >>
    Joplin Parks and Recreation, the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Fletcher Toyota are excited to announce the next movie for the 2017 Movies in the Park series. Everyone is welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the movie “Finding Dory” under the stars on an inflatable movie screen at Schifferdecker Park on Friday, July 21st at dusk. The movie is rated PG with a run time of 103 minutes. Concessions will be available for purchase on-site. Thanks to...More >>
  • NEO Public Relations Office Earns Statewide Recognition

    NEO Public Relations Office Earns Statewide Recognition

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:21:19 GMT
    Jennifer Walker and Jordan Adams accepted awards on behalf of NEO.Jennifer Walker and Jordan Adams accepted awards on behalf of NEO.
    Miami, Okla. - Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - The Public Relations Office at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) earned three awards during the annual Oklahoma College Public Relations Association (OCPRA) contest. The contest was held in conjunction with the 2017 OCPRA Annual Conference and recognized “the best in contemporary communications from educational institutions -- both public and private -- throughout the State of Oklahoma.” “NEO has worked hard to creat...More >>
    Miami, Okla. - Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - The Public Relations Office at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) earned three awards during the annual Oklahoma College Public Relations Association (OCPRA) contest. The contest was held in conjunction with the 2017 OCPRA Annual Conference and recognized “the best in contemporary communications from educational institutions -- both public and private -- throughout the State of Oklahoma.” “NEO has worked hard to creat...More >>
  • RENT, CINDERELLA coming to Pittsburg State

    RENT, CINDERELLA coming to Pittsburg State

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:09:21 GMT
    Two of the most renowned musicals to ever grace the Broadway stage are coming to the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University thanks, in large part, to the support of CDL Electric. This year’s “Best of Broadway” series will feature the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning rock musical, RENT, in its 20th anniversary tour, on Oct. 29, and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning family classic CINDERELLA on April 22...More >>
    Two of the most renowned musicals to ever grace the Broadway stage are coming to the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University thanks, in large part, to the support of CDL Electric. This year’s “Best of Broadway” series will feature the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning rock musical, RENT, in its 20th anniversary tour, on Oct. 29, and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning family classic CINDERELLA on April 22...More >>
  • Pittsburg State’s DNP program receives national accreditation

    Pittsburg State’s DNP program receives national accreditation

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:04:56 GMT
    Pittsburg State's DNP program celebrated the achievements of its inaugural class of graduates in December of 2016.Pittsburg State's DNP program celebrated the achievements of its inaugural class of graduates in December of 2016.
    266 days. That’s the amount of time Pittsburg State University’s Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing faculty has been waiting on word from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the accreditation status of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice program. In late May, Cheryl Giefer, director of the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing received the letter she’d been waiting for since September of 2016. “We were informed that the CCNE Board...More >>
    266 days. That’s the amount of time Pittsburg State University’s Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing faculty has been waiting on word from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the accreditation status of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice program. In late May, Cheryl Giefer, director of the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing received the letter she’d been waiting for since September of 2016. “We were informed that the CCNE Board...More >>
  • Two People Arrested In Pittsburg Altercation

    Two People Arrested In Pittsburg Altercation

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:36:50 GMT

    On Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 1:56 am, officers responded to The Break, 607 N. Broadway Street, for a report of a physical altercation involving several individuals. Officers arrived and located a large crowd gathered at the rear alley business door and parking lot area.
    Officers observed a male and female yelling obscenities at each other.

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    On Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 1:56 am, officers responded to The Break, 607 N. Broadway Street, for a report of a physical altercation involving several individuals. Officers arrived and located a large crowd gathered at the rear alley business door and parking lot area.
    Officers observed a male and female yelling obscenities at each other.

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  • Speed Enforcement Weekend: July 21st-23rd

    Speed Enforcement Weekend: July 21st-23rd

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-07-18 18:54:31 GMT
    Beginning July 21st thru July 23rd, The Galena Police Department will join other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an epidemic that often has fatal consequences, “speeding” on our streets and highways. In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the six-state area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around city, rural state and federal highways. As speed increases, the severity of cra...More >>
    Beginning July 21st thru July 23rd, The Galena Police Department will join other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an epidemic that often has fatal consequences, “speeding” on our streets and highways. In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the six-state area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around city, rural state and federal highways. As speed increases, the severity of cra...More >>
  • Nevada PD Make Arrest In Drug Distribution Investigation

    Nevada PD Make Arrest In Drug Distribution Investigation

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:39:58 GMT
    Jason R. ReynoldsJason R. Reynolds
    In the late night hours of Sunday July 16th Nevada Police conducted an undercover operation in an effort to combat the distribution of illegal drugs in our community. Officers had obtained information that a known male subject was suspected to be involved in the distribution of methamphetamine. During the operation, a plain clothed detective contacted the known male subject in a parking lot in the 400 block of North Osage Blvd. Through the course of their investigation, officers lo...More >>
    In the late night hours of Sunday July 16th Nevada Police conducted an undercover operation in an effort to combat the distribution of illegal drugs in our community. Officers had obtained information that a known male subject was suspected to be involved in the distribution of methamphetamine. During the operation, a plain clothed detective contacted the known male subject in a parking lot in the 400 block of North Osage Blvd. Through the course of their investigation, officers lo...More >>
  • Crowder College Honored 5th Time as Great College To Work For

    Crowder College Honored 5th Time as Great College To Work For

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:35:27 GMT
    Crowder College is a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. The results, released today in The Chronicle’s tenth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 232 institutions, 77 two-year and 155 four-year, colleges and universities. This is the fifth time Crowder has earned the distinction of Great College to Work For. Previous years include: 2011, 201...More >>
    Crowder College is a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. The results, released today in The Chronicle’s tenth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 232 institutions, 77 two-year and 155 four-year, colleges and universities. This is the fifth time Crowder has earned the distinction of Great College to Work For. Previous years include: 2011, 201...More >>
  • Speed Limit Change Coming for Rouse Street

    Speed Limit Change Coming for Rouse Street

    Monday, July 17 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-07-17 20:46:25 GMT

    This change was brought forth by the Traffic Advisory Board to create a uniform speed for Rouse Avenue and address safety concerns focused on increased pedestrian traffic, increased residential development, and increased commercial development along the Rouse Avenue corridor.
     

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    This change was brought forth by the Traffic Advisory Board to create a uniform speed for Rouse Avenue and address safety concerns focused on increased pedestrian traffic, increased residential development, and increased commercial development along the Rouse Avenue corridor.
     

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  • Route 96 Bridge Over BNSF Railroad in Carthage OPEN to Traffic

    Route 96 Bridge Over BNSF Railroad in Carthage OPEN to Traffic

    Monday, July 17 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-07-17 19:03:12 GMT
    Where: Missouri Route 96 bridge over the BNSF railroad in Carthage When: Noon, Monday, July 17 What: Missouri Route 96 bridge over the BNSF railroad is OPEN to traffic after contractor crews completed replacement of the old bridge Project details: ·         Project included two bridges – Route 96 over BNSF and Spring River Overflow ·         Demolition of b...More >>
    Where: Missouri Route 96 bridge over the BNSF railroad in Carthage When: Noon, Monday, July 17 What: Missouri Route 96 bridge over the BNSF railroad is OPEN to traffic after contractor crews completed replacement of the old bridge Project details: ·         Project included two bridges – Route 96 over BNSF and Spring River Overflow ·         Demolition of b...More >>
  • Nevada Resident Charged After Pursuit With Sheriff's Office

    Nevada Resident Charged After Pursuit With Sheriff's Office

    Thursday, July 13 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-07-13 21:20:03 GMT
    Thomas ToothakerThomas Toothaker
    Warrants have been issued for a Nevada resident after a deputy serving papers in the Nevada area attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle that ran a stop sign Tuesday afternoon. The vehicle failed to stop and ran east of Nevada on Hwy 54. Additional units were called in to assist and the vehicle fled on multiple roads Northeast of Nevada before being stopped in the Compton Junction area. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said deputies blocked off several roads and had spike stri...More >>
    Warrants have been issued for a Nevada resident after a deputy serving papers in the Nevada area attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle that ran a stop sign Tuesday afternoon. The vehicle failed to stop and ran east of Nevada on Hwy 54. Additional units were called in to assist and the vehicle fled on multiple roads Northeast of Nevada before being stopped in the Compton Junction area. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said deputies blocked off several roads and had spike stri...More >>
  • Former Aurora Business Owner Indicted For $26 Million Fraud Schemes

    Former Aurora Business Owner Indicted For $26 Million Fraud Schemes

    Thursday, July 13 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-07-13 20:05:03 GMT
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former Aurora, Mo., business owner has been indicted by a federal grand jury today for fraud schemes by which he stole more than $26 million, as well as money laundering and other charges. Russell Grundy, 48, of Hilton Head Island, S. Carolina, formerly of Aurora, was charged in a 30-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Gr...More >>
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former Aurora, Mo., business owner has been indicted by a federal grand jury today for fraud schemes by which he stole more than $26 million, as well as money laundering and other charges. Russell Grundy, 48, of Hilton Head Island, S. Carolina, formerly of Aurora, was charged in a 30-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Gr...More >>
  • New unit boosts innovation, economic development at PSU

    New unit boosts innovation, economic development at PSU

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-07-12 17:57:09 GMT
    Shawn Naccarato, Chief Strategy Officer at Pittsburg State, leads PSU's new University Strategic Initiatives unit. The USI houses all aspects of Enterprise PSU (formerly the Center for Innovation and Business Development) and the Kansas Polymer Research CShawn Naccarato, Chief Strategy Officer at Pittsburg State, leads PSU's new University Strategic Initiatives unit. The USI houses all aspects of Enterprise PSU (formerly the Center for Innovation and Business Development) and the Kansas Polymer Research C
    To better coordinate, implement and extend Pittsburg State University’s economic development activities and innovation strategies, the university has created a new unit called University Strategic Initiatives. The USI houses all aspects of Enterprise PSU (formerly the Center for Innovation and Business Development) and the Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC), as well as the university's governmental advocacy efforts. The USI is housed within PSU’s Pr...More >>
    To better coordinate, implement and extend Pittsburg State University’s economic development activities and innovation strategies, the university has created a new unit called University Strategic Initiatives. The USI houses all aspects of Enterprise PSU (formerly the Center for Innovation and Business Development) and the Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC), as well as the university's governmental advocacy efforts. The USI is housed within PSU’s Pr...More >>
  • Appointments available evenings, weekends through Saturday, July 22

    Free Physicals Available at Mercy Carthage

    Free Physicals Available at Mercy Carthage

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-07-12 17:50:10 GMT
    Free youth physicals for the upcoming school year are available through Saturday, July 22 at Mercy Clinic Family Medicine and After Hours Care. The free physicals are available by appointment from 6-9 p.m. weekdays and noon-5 p.m. weekends at the clinic in Mercy Hospital Carthage, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way. Call 417-359-1830 to make an appointment. More >>
    Free youth physicals for the upcoming school year are available through Saturday, July 22 at Mercy Clinic Family Medicine and After Hours Care. The free physicals are available by appointment from 6-9 p.m. weekdays and noon-5 p.m. weekends at the clinic in Mercy Hospital Carthage, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way. Call 417-359-1830 to make an appointment. More >>
  • Sen. Moran Appointed to U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors

    Sen. Moran Appointed to U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-07-11 22:05:10 GMT
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) was recently appointed to the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors. He attended a board meeting at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for the first time this week. “The opportunity to support young Kansans and Americans in their desire to serve our nation is one of the most privileged responsibilities as a U.S. Senator, and I am fortunate to now serve on the Board of Visitors for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,” said...More >>
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) was recently appointed to the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors. He attended a board meeting at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for the first time this week. “The opportunity to support young Kansans and Americans in their desire to serve our nation is one of the most privileged responsibilities as a U.S. Senator, and I am fortunate to now serve on the Board of Visitors for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,” said...More >>
  • Fugitives and drugs located in Oronogo during traffic stop

    Fugitives and drugs located in Oronogo during traffic stop

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-07-11 20:12:11 GMT
    On 06/25/2017 Officers with the Oronogo Police Department conducted a traffic stop in Oronogo. Raeann Cully (47, of Carl Junction) was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as outstanding warrants out of Jasper County. A passenger in the vehicle, Zachary Simonds, (32, of Joplin) was arrested for obstruction of justice, as well as active warrants from Jasper County and Joplin. Items located in the vehicle are believed to possib...More >>
    On 06/25/2017 Officers with the Oronogo Police Department conducted a traffic stop in Oronogo. Raeann Cully (47, of Carl Junction) was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as outstanding warrants out of Jasper County. A passenger in the vehicle, Zachary Simonds, (32, of Joplin) was arrested for obstruction of justice, as well as active warrants from Jasper County and Joplin. Items located in the vehicle are believed to possib...More >>
  • Brooks Neria nominated for The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

    Brooks Neria nominated for The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-07-11 18:54:58 GMT
    Brooks NeriaBrooks Neria

    "This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.

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    "This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.

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  • CJ's Auto Recon Changes Name to Sparks Autoworks

    CJ's Auto Recon Changes Name to Sparks Autoworks

    Monday, July 10 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-07-10 21:13:18 GMT
    CJ's Auto Recon announces today that its name will change to Sparks Autoworks effective immediately. At the same time, the company unveiled a new identity and website, sparksautoworks.com. Mike Sparks, Co-Owner, said, "CJ's Auto Recon has built a solid reputation as a reliable automotive repair facility over the past 10+ years. We want to ensure that our image and name accurately reflects what we do. The company's ownership, people, and services have not changed, and our new nam...More >>
    CJ's Auto Recon announces today that its name will change to Sparks Autoworks effective immediately. At the same time, the company unveiled a new identity and website, sparksautoworks.com. Mike Sparks, Co-Owner, said, "CJ's Auto Recon has built a solid reputation as a reliable automotive repair facility over the past 10+ years. We want to ensure that our image and name accurately reflects what we do. The company's ownership, people, and services have not changed, and our new nam...More >>
  • Schifferdecker Aquatic Center Closed Friday – Sunday for Swim Meet

    Schifferdecker Aquatic Center Closed Friday – Sunday for Swim Meet

    Monday, July 10 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-07-10 21:00:10 GMT
    Schifferdecker Aquatic Center will be closed to the public Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th for the Berserkers 4-State Splash Swim Meet. Patrons are encouraged to go to either Cunningham or Ewert Aquatic Centers. Family swim night, normally held on Friday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm at Schifferdecker Aquatic Center is also cancelled for July 14th. Both Cunningham and Ewert Aquatic Centers will be open regular hours, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m on Saturday and Sunday. Each facility offer...More >>
    Schifferdecker Aquatic Center will be closed to the public Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th for the Berserkers 4-State Splash Swim Meet. Patrons are encouraged to go to either Cunningham or Ewert Aquatic Centers. Family swim night, normally held on Friday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm at Schifferdecker Aquatic Center is also cancelled for July 14th. Both Cunningham and Ewert Aquatic Centers will be open regular hours, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m on Saturday and Sunday. Each facility offer...More >>
  • Investigation Underway Into Convenient Store Break Ins

    Investigation Underway Into Convenient Store Break Ins

    Monday, July 10 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-07-10 19:59:55 GMT

    The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three recent commercial burglaries. On Monday, July 3rd, 2017, a suspect broke into the Scammon X-Press convenient store in the early morning hours and stole cigarettes. On Monday morning, July 10th, again in the early morning hours, a suspect broke into the R and J’s Convenience store in Cherokee and also the Quick Shop in Weir, again stealing cigarettes. “Our investigators have collected evidence at the scene...

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    The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three recent commercial burglaries. On Monday, July 3rd, 2017, a suspect broke into the Scammon X-Press convenient store in the early morning hours and stole cigarettes. On Monday morning, July 10th, again in the early morning hours, a suspect broke into the R and J’s Convenience store in Cherokee and also the Quick Shop in Weir, again stealing cigarettes. “Our investigators have collected evidence at the scene...

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  • Theft From Vehicle Suspects Arrested

    Theft From Vehicle Suspects Arrested

    Monday, July 10 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-07-10 19:33:15 GMT
    On July 8, 2017 at 3:36am officers responded to the area of 4506 West 28th. The caller found two juveniles going through his vehicle and they ran away when confronted. This address is in the Cedar Ridge Neighborhood, an area that has seen repeated thefts from vehicles. Responding officers found two juveniles, and one ran on foot. One was detained and the one that ran was found hiding under a truck. Officers identified them as the suspects in the case. During the course of the investi...More >>
    On July 8, 2017 at 3:36am officers responded to the area of 4506 West 28th. The caller found two juveniles going through his vehicle and they ran away when confronted. This address is in the Cedar Ridge Neighborhood, an area that has seen repeated thefts from vehicles. Responding officers found two juveniles, and one ran on foot. One was detained and the one that ran was found hiding under a truck. Officers identified them as the suspects in the case. During the course of the investi...More >>
  • Armed Robbery Arrests Made in Joplin

    Armed Robbery Arrests Made in Joplin

    Monday, July 10 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-07-10 19:20:22 GMT
    Todd N. WoernerTodd N. Woerner
    On July 7, 2017 at 7:10 PM Officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to 2623 West 7th, Wal-Mart, for an armed robbery. A female employee was working inside the store at the service desk. She was approached by a customer attempting to purchase flowers. The customer then placed a gun on the counter from his pocket and told the clerk to give him all of the money in the register. Unable to open the register, the suspect left on foot without obtaining any money or other items. T...More >>
    On July 7, 2017 at 7:10 PM Officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to 2623 West 7th, Wal-Mart, for an armed robbery. A female employee was working inside the store at the service desk. She was approached by a customer attempting to purchase flowers. The customer then placed a gun on the counter from his pocket and told the clerk to give him all of the money in the register. Unable to open the register, the suspect left on foot without obtaining any money or other items. T...More >>
  • FEMA Update - July 10th

    FEMA Update - July 10th

    Monday, July 10 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-07-10 19:13:22 GMT
    Missouri homeowners, renters and businesses with property damage or loss caused by flooding and severe storms between April 28 and May 11, 2017 have three weeks left to register and apply for federal disaster assistance. Aug. 1, 2017 is the deadline to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). After applying, survivors wi...More >>
    Missouri homeowners, renters and businesses with property damage or loss caused by flooding and severe storms between April 28 and May 11, 2017 have three weeks left to register and apply for federal disaster assistance. Aug. 1, 2017 is the deadline to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). After applying, survivors wi...More >>
  • Fair And Rodeo To Kick Off In Coffeyville

    Fair And Rodeo To Kick Off In Coffeyville

    Monday, July 10 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-07-10 18:07:05 GMT
    A bareback rider competes at the 2015 Inter-State Fair and Rodeo in Coffeyville. This year’s Fair and Rodeo is August 12-19 at Walter Johnson Park. Photo by Quick Draw Design.A bareback rider competes at the 2015 Inter-State Fair and Rodeo in Coffeyville. This year’s Fair and Rodeo is August 12-19 at Walter Johnson Park. Photo by Quick Draw Design.
    Coffeyville’s been doing it for over 100 years, and they’re doing it well. For the 109th year, the Inter-State Fair and Rodeo will kick off in Coffeyville, Kansas August 12-19. The fair and rodeo features eight nights of grandstand entertainment, plus plenty of things to do during the day: livestock shows and exhibits, carnival, parade, free bean and watermelon feed, fair food, and so much more! The eight nights of grandstand entertainment include the demo derby on...More >>
    Coffeyville’s been doing it for over 100 years, and they’re doing it well. For the 109th year, the Inter-State Fair and Rodeo will kick off in Coffeyville, Kansas August 12-19. The fair and rodeo features eight nights of grandstand entertainment, plus plenty of things to do during the day: livestock shows and exhibits, carnival, parade, free bean and watermelon feed, fair food, and so much more! The eight nights of grandstand entertainment include the demo derby on...More >>
  • Motorcycle Crash Claims Life of Lee's Summit Resident, Injures Another

    Motorcycle Crash Claims Life of Lee's Summit Resident, Injures Another

    Friday, July 7 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-07-07 18:14:18 GMT
    On Saturday, July 1st 2017 at 1:44 pm , The Joplin Police Department received a call of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 44 at the 10.6 mile marker, near the Missouri 249 interchange. Officers arrived to find a 2007 Harley Davidson tricycle had left the roadway into the center median and struck the center cable barrier. Officers have determined that the probable contributing circumstance to the crash was likely mechanical defects. Both occupants of the vehicle were wearing DOT app...More >>
    On Saturday, July 1st 2017 at 1:44 pm , The Joplin Police Department received a call of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 44 at the 10.6 mile marker, near the Missouri 249 interchange. Officers arrived to find a 2007 Harley Davidson tricycle had left the roadway into the center median and struck the center cable barrier. Officers have determined that the probable contributing circumstance to the crash was likely mechanical defects. Both occupants of the vehicle were wearing DOT app...More >>
  • Traffic Accident Claims Life of Two Galena Residents

    Traffic Accident Claims Life of Two Galena Residents

    Thursday, July 6 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-07-06 20:02:11 GMT
    The Galena Police Department is investigating a vehicle – pedestrian accident which occurred early this morning at 18th and Main Street in Galena, KS. The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 07:05 a.m. a Silver 2001 Mitsubishi Montero driven by 24 year old Shelby L. Colon, of Galena was driving South on Main Street when she struck Charles W. Burkybile Jr., 66 years old, and Glen A. Roosa 86 years old, both of Galena who were walking north on Main. Charles Burk...More >>
    The Galena Police Department is investigating a vehicle – pedestrian accident which occurred early this morning at 18th and Main Street in Galena, KS. The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 07:05 a.m. a Silver 2001 Mitsubishi Montero driven by 24 year old Shelby L. Colon, of Galena was driving South on Main Street when she struck Charles W. Burkybile Jr., 66 years old, and Glen A. Roosa 86 years old, both of Galena who were walking north on Main. Charles Burk...More >>
  • Car Hits Propane Tank Causing A Fire

    Car Hits Propane Tank Causing A Fire

    Thursday, July 6 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-07-06 19:54:40 GMT
    Courtesy: Brandon TimmonsCourtesy: Brandon Timmons

    A car hits a propane tank causing emergency workers to respond, and the driver sent to the hospital. The accident happened Thursday morning on Silver Creek Road just outside of Joplin. According to police, the driver was westbound on Silver Creek Road, went off the road, and hit a propane tank at the Wheelen RV Center. The tank ignited, and caused the car to catch on fire. the driver was able to escape the car.  The driver sustained injuries, and was sent to Joplin Mercy Hospital

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    A car hits a propane tank causing emergency workers to respond, and the driver sent to the hospital. The accident happened Thursday morning on Silver Creek Road just outside of Joplin. According to police, the driver was westbound on Silver Creek Road, went off the road, and hit a propane tank at the Wheelen RV Center. The tank ignited, and caused the car to catch on fire. the driver was able to escape the car.  The driver sustained injuries, and was sent to Joplin Mercy Hospital

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  • Nominate for Maple Leaf Grand Marshal

    Nominate for Maple Leaf Grand Marshal

    Thursday, July 6 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-07-06 19:01:16 GMT
    Nominations are currently being accepted for the 51st Annual Maple Leaf Festival Grand Marshal. Nomination forms may be picked up at the Chamber office, 402 S Garrison, Carthage, you may call 417-358-2373 to have them faxed or e-mailed to you, or you may find them at www.carthagemapleleaf.com. Nominations must be submitted on the official form. Deadline for accepting nominations is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1st. This deadline is for actual receipt of nomination form at the Chamb...More >>
    Nominations are currently being accepted for the 51st Annual Maple Leaf Festival Grand Marshal. Nomination forms may be picked up at the Chamber office, 402 S Garrison, Carthage, you may call 417-358-2373 to have them faxed or e-mailed to you, or you may find them at www.carthagemapleleaf.com. Nominations must be submitted on the official form. Deadline for accepting nominations is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1st. This deadline is for actual receipt of nomination form at the Chamb...More >>
  • NEO Accepting Nominations for Third Annual Military Appreciation Night

    NEO Accepting Nominations for Third Annual Military Appreciation Night

    Thursday, July 6 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-07-06 18:54:02 GMT

    The Athletic Department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEO) College is seeking recommendations for area veterans and military personnel to be honored during the third annual Military Appreciation Night. The event will take place at Red Robertson Field in conjunction with the first home game of the season. The NEO Golden Norsemen will play Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 against the New Mexico Military; kick-off is at 6 p.m. The game will also be free for active and retired service mem

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    The Athletic Department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEO) College is seeking recommendations for area veterans and military personnel to be honored during the third annual Military Appreciation Night. The event will take place at Red Robertson Field in conjunction with the first home game of the season. The NEO Golden Norsemen will play Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 against the New Mexico Military; kick-off is at 6 p.m. The game will also be free for active and retired service mem

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  • Carthage Man Arrested For Child Molestation.

    Carthage Man Arrested For Child Molestation.

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-06-28 22:58:01 GMT
    On Friday, June 23rd, 2017, Daniel Franklin, 58 years old, from Carthage Missouri, was arrested for Child Molestation in the 2nd Degree, and Enticement of a Child. The investigation is still on-going. (Press Release From Jasper County Sheriff's Office) More >>
    On Friday, June 23rd, 2017, Daniel Franklin, 58 years old, from Carthage Missouri, was arrested for Child Molestation in the 2nd Degree, and Enticement of a Child. The investigation is still on-going. (Press Release From Jasper County Sheriff's Office) More >>
  • Carthage Man Charged With Child Endangerment, Domestic Assault

    Carthage Man Charged With Child Endangerment, Domestic Assault

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-06-28 22:04:32 GMT
    Johnnie FrostJohnnie Frost
    On 6/28/17 about 30 minutes after midnight Carthage Police received a report of gunshots from the 1000 block of Regan. Upon arrival officers spoke to the victim with the initials S.B. She reported that she is girlfriend to the suspect Johnnie Frost. She said that Frost came home and was agitated over problems at work. Frost became upset with S.B. and took her to their bedroom. Frost was acting as though he was taking part in a television show and was a member of a motorcycle gang. The...More >>
    On 6/28/17 about 30 minutes after midnight Carthage Police received a report of gunshots from the 1000 block of Regan. Upon arrival officers spoke to the victim with the initials S.B. She reported that she is girlfriend to the suspect Johnnie Frost. She said that Frost came home and was agitated over problems at work. Frost became upset with S.B. and took her to their bedroom. Frost was acting as though he was taking part in a television show and was a member of a motorcycle gang. The...More >>
  • KanCare Renewal Public Meeting Scheduled in Pittsburg

    KanCare Renewal Public Meeting Scheduled in Pittsburg

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-06-28 19:12:56 GMT

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has scheduled a series of public meetings for the discussion of the state’s proposed renewal of the KanCare program and to provide input and ideas for changes. Anyone may provide comment and input about the KanCare renewal at any time from June 14, 2017 until October 15, 2017. The state intends to submit the renewal request on November 1, 2017. There will be a second set of meetings in the fall of 2017 to collect form...

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    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has scheduled a series of public meetings for the discussion of the state’s proposed renewal of the KanCare program and to provide input and ideas for changes. Anyone may provide comment and input about the KanCare renewal at any time from June 14, 2017 until October 15, 2017. The state intends to submit the renewal request on November 1, 2017. There will be a second set of meetings in the fall of 2017 to collect form...

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  • Schifferdecker Aquatic Center Closed This Weekend for Swim Meet

    Schifferdecker Aquatic Center Closed This Weekend for Swim Meet

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-06-27 21:18:49 GMT
    Schifferdecker Aquatic Center will be closed to the public Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd for the Joplin Stingrays Swim Meet. Patrons are encouraged to go to either Cunningham or Ewert Aquatic Centers. Both Cunningham and Ewert Aquatic Centers will be open regular hours, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m on Saturday and Sunday. Each facility offers various amenities for children of all ages and their families, including a zero depth entry into the main pool area; an in-pool shaded rest area; ...More >>
    Schifferdecker Aquatic Center will be closed to the public Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd for the Joplin Stingrays Swim Meet. Patrons are encouraged to go to either Cunningham or Ewert Aquatic Centers. Both Cunningham and Ewert Aquatic Centers will be open regular hours, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m on Saturday and Sunday. Each facility offers various amenities for children of all ages and their families, including a zero depth entry into the main pool area; an in-pool shaded rest area; ...More >>
  • Missouri NAACP issuing a travel advisory against the state

    Missouri NAACP issuing a travel advisory against the state

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-06-27 17:26:39 GMT

    The Missouri NAACP is issuing an advisory telling travelers to be careful while in the state because of a danger that civil rights won't be respected.      The advisory cites a bill passed by lawmakers and awaiting action by Gov. Eric Greitens that would make it more difficult to sue for housing or employment discrimination. 

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    The Missouri NAACP is issuing an advisory telling travelers to be careful while in the state because of a danger that civil rights won't be respected.      The advisory cites a bill passed by lawmakers and awaiting action by Gov. Eric Greitens that would make it more difficult to sue for housing or employment discrimination. 

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  • INTEGRIS Miami Hospital EMS Earns Heart Association Award

    INTEGRIS Miami Hospital EMS Earns Heart Association Award

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:24:30 GMT
    Members of INTEGRIS Miami Emergency Services were recently recognized for providing quality care to their patients, particularly those suffering from heart attack, Pictured above (left to right) are Clint Epperson, Matt Walker, Kade Witten, Cory Humble, KMembers of INTEGRIS Miami Emergency Services were recently recognized for providing quality care to their patients, particularly those suffering from heart attack, Pictured above (left to right) are Clint Epperson, Matt Walker, Kade Witten, Cory Humble, K
    INTEGRIS Emergency Services has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction, the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to re...More >>
    INTEGRIS Emergency Services has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction, the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to re...More >>
  • Missouri Renters with Flood Damage May Be Eligible for Federal Help

    Missouri Renters with Flood Damage May Be Eligible for Federal Help

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:59:04 GMT
    Missouri renters who experienced losses caused by flooding and severe storms between April 28 and May 11, 2017 may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA). Survivors may be eligible for grants from FEMA to help with such disaster-related expenses as: Renting a new place to live when their previous home was lost due to the disaster. Disaster-related medical and dental expenses. Re...More >>
    Missouri renters who experienced losses caused by flooding and severe storms between April 28 and May 11, 2017 may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA). Survivors may be eligible for grants from FEMA to help with such disaster-related expenses as: Renting a new place to live when their previous home was lost due to the disaster. Disaster-related medical and dental expenses. Re...More >>
  • Joplin 4th of July Celebration

    Joplin 4th of July Celebration

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:55:32 GMT

    The Joplin Parks and Recreation announces details for it's Independence Day Celebration. 

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    The Joplin Parks and Recreation announces details for it's Independence Day Celebration. 

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  • KDOT testing pavement next week in Crawford County

    KDOT testing pavement next week in Crawford County

    Thursday, June 22 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-06-22 17:48:55 GMT
    Starting Monday, June 26, and continuing through Thursday, June 29, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will run tests of pavement strength on several highways in Crawford County: K-146, from the Neosho-Crawford county line east to K-3; K-126, from U.S. 400 north and east to the Kansas-Missouri border; U.S. 69, from K-171/U.S. 400 north to U.S. 160 (Pittsburg bypass); K-7, from U.S. 400 north to the Crawford-Bourbon county line. The KDOT testing crew uses a device c...More >>
    Starting Monday, June 26, and continuing through Thursday, June 29, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will run tests of pavement strength on several highways in Crawford County: K-146, from the Neosho-Crawford county line east to K-3; K-126, from U.S. 400 north and east to the Kansas-Missouri border; U.S. 69, from K-171/U.S. 400 north to U.S. 160 (Pittsburg bypass); K-7, from U.S. 400 north to the Crawford-Bourbon county line. The KDOT testing crew uses a device c...More >>
  • Ozark Center Earns Accreditation from CARF International

    Ozark Center Earns Accreditation from CARF International

    Thursday, June 22 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-06-22 17:42:35 GMT
    Ozark Center, an entity of Freeman Health System, has once again earned a three-year accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body. Its mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process centered around enhancing the lives of the people served. Founded in 1966, CARF establishes consumer-focus standards to help organi...More >>
    Ozark Center, an entity of Freeman Health System, has once again earned a three-year accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body. Its mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process centered around enhancing the lives of the people served. Founded in 1966, CARF establishes consumer-focus standards to help organi...More >>
  • Deputy Involved Shooting In Vernon County Update

    Deputy Involved Shooting In Vernon County Update

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-07-11 19:23:34 GMT

    In the early morning hours of June 21, 2017, a deputy with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a high-speed pursuit. At the termination of the pursuit, the deputy and the suspect were involved in a physical altercation. During that altercation, the deputy fired his weapon and the suspect was fatally wounded. The involved deputy, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. This office will have no further comment until that investigation has

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    In the early morning hours of June 21, 2017, a deputy with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a high-speed pursuit. At the termination of the pursuit, the deputy and the suspect were involved in a physical altercation. During that altercation, the deputy fired his weapon and the suspect was fatally wounded. The involved deputy, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. This office will have no further comment until that investigation has

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  • Pittsburg State to offer ‘RN to BSN’ degree online

    Pittsburg State to offer ‘RN to BSN’ degree online

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-06-21 19:20:11 GMT
    Kim Byler never thought she’d be in this position. Accepted into Pittsburg State University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, Byler is now pursing her third nursing degree from Pittsburg State. “My long term goal is to teach,” Byler said. “In order to do that well, I need to earn the terminal practice degree in the profession which is now offered at Pitt State. I’m happy I get to stay at my alma mater.” Byler, a Certified Family Nurse Pr...More >>
    Kim Byler never thought she’d be in this position. Accepted into Pittsburg State University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, Byler is now pursing her third nursing degree from Pittsburg State. “My long term goal is to teach,” Byler said. “In order to do that well, I need to earn the terminal practice degree in the profession which is now offered at Pitt State. I’m happy I get to stay at my alma mater.” Byler, a Certified Family Nurse Pr...More >>
  • FEMA Approves Over $7 Million In Assistance Grants

    FEMA Approves Over $7 Million In Assistance Grants

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:38:06 GMT
    SEMA Flood Recovery Update Brief – Monday, June 19 FEMA has now approved more than 1,200 applications for assistance from Missouri flood survivors and more than $7.8 million in assistance grants to survivors.   Here are other updates: The National Flood Insurance Program has received more than 1,200 claims from Missouri policy holders and payments currently total more than $28 million. Two new Disaster Recovery Centers open Tuesday, June 20, in Gasconade and St. Louis ...More >>
    SEMA Flood Recovery Update Brief – Monday, June 19 FEMA has now approved more than 1,200 applications for assistance from Missouri flood survivors and more than $7.8 million in assistance grants to survivors.   Here are other updates: The National Flood Insurance Program has received more than 1,200 claims from Missouri policy holders and payments currently total more than $28 million. Two new Disaster Recovery Centers open Tuesday, June 20, in Gasconade and St. Louis ...More >>
  • MoDOT Road Work Schedule

    MoDOT Road Work Schedule

    Monday, June 19 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-06-19 23:46:37 GMT

    The Missouri Department of Transportation has released a tentative schedule on upcoming road work. Pavement resurfacing for state roads will begin in July and run through August. Counties in Southwest Missouri getting work include Barton, Jasper and Newton counties. 

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    The Missouri Department of Transportation has released a tentative schedule on upcoming road work. Pavement resurfacing for state roads will begin in July and run through August. Counties in Southwest Missouri getting work include Barton, Jasper and Newton counties. 

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  • Connect2Culture Announces Inaugural Performing Arts Series Coming to Joplin in 2017 and 2018.

    Connect2Culture Announces Inaugural Performing Arts Series Coming to Joplin in 2017 and 2018.

    Friday, June 16 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-06-16 20:44:16 GMT

     Connect2Culture (C2C), Joplin's community arts agency, announces its inaugural performing arts series at a press conference on Friday, June 16, 2017 inside Joplin Memorial Hall (212 West 8th Street). Connect2Culture’s inaugural performing arts series, Curtains Up, will bring national touring artists to Joplin in September and December of 2017 and February of 2018 to both Memorial Hall and the Joplin High School Performing Arts Center. “Bringing high quality nationa...

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     Connect2Culture (C2C), Joplin's community arts agency, announces its inaugural performing arts series at a press conference on Friday, June 16, 2017 inside Joplin Memorial Hall (212 West 8th Street). Connect2Culture’s inaugural performing arts series, Curtains Up, will bring national touring artists to Joplin in September and December of 2017 and February of 2018 to both Memorial Hall and the Joplin High School Performing Arts Center. “Bringing high quality nationa...

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  • Local governments and eligible agencies in 46 counties included in federal Public Assistance disaster declaration strongly encouraged to attend the meetings, which discuss application process and FEMA program rules

    Applicant Briefings begin Monday, June 19, for local governments, nonprofits included in federal disaster declaration

    Applicant Briefings begin Monday, June 19, for local governments, nonprofits included in federal disaster declaration

    Friday, June 16 2017 2:33 PM EDT2017-06-16 18:33:28 GMT

    The State Emergency Management Agency will conduct Applicant Briefings for local government and nonprofit agencies in 46 counties applying for federal assistance for damage to roads, bridges and public infrastructure and emergency response costs as a result of flooding and severe storms from April 28 to May 11. The applicant briefings will be conducted in 13 locations across the federally declared disaster area from Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23. All eligible...

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    The State Emergency Management Agency will conduct Applicant Briefings for local government and nonprofit agencies in 46 counties applying for federal assistance for damage to roads, bridges and public infrastructure and emergency response costs as a result of flooding and severe storms from April 28 to May 11. The applicant briefings will be conducted in 13 locations across the federally declared disaster area from Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23. All eligible...

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  • Scholes Arrested For Attempted Murder

    Scholes Arrested For Attempted Murder

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-06-14 21:02:40 GMT
    6/14/2017:  Deputies applied for and received a warrant through Crawford County District court for the arrest of Muriece William Scholes, 77 of rural Frontenac, KS. The warrant- Attempted Murder in the First Degree- was executed today at approximately 1:46 p.m. when Crawford County Deputies located Scholes in Frontenac, KS. Deputies placed Scholes into custody without incident. The warrant alleges Scholes shot and wounded Warren Hill on June 4, 2017 at a location east of Pittsbur...More >>
    6/14/2017:  Deputies applied for and received a warrant through Crawford County District court for the arrest of Muriece William Scholes, 77 of rural Frontenac, KS. The warrant- Attempted Murder in the First Degree- was executed today at approximately 1:46 p.m. when Crawford County Deputies located Scholes in Frontenac, KS. Deputies placed Scholes into custody without incident. The warrant alleges Scholes shot and wounded Warren Hill on June 4, 2017 at a location east of Pittsbur...More >>
  • Alliance of SWMO Installs Mini Libraries At Multiple Locations To Promote Reading In Youth

    Alliance of SWMO Installs Mini Libraries At Multiple Locations To Promote Reading In Youth

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 4:23 PM EDT2017-06-14 20:23:45 GMT
    Throughout the month of April and May The Alliance of SWMO has been placing mini libraries at several locations in Southwest Missouri. These mini libraries are called "Wonderland Library Bookshelves". The bookshelves will have books available to read while kids are in the waiting areas of the locations, and if they wish to take the book with them they are able to do so for no cost. Below is a list of the locations a Wonderland Library is available: Newton County Children's...More >>
    Throughout the month of April and May The Alliance of SWMO has been placing mini libraries at several locations in Southwest Missouri. These mini libraries are called "Wonderland Library Bookshelves". The bookshelves will have books available to read while kids are in the waiting areas of the locations, and if they wish to take the book with them they are able to do so for no cost. Below is a list of the locations a Wonderland Library is available: Newton County Children's...More >>
  • Appointments are available with Dr. Williams beginning July 3

    Family Medicine Doctor Joins Mercy in Columbus

    Family Medicine Doctor Joins Mercy in Columbus

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 2:33 PM EDT2017-06-14 18:33:16 GMT
    Dr. Ben WilliamsDr. Ben Williams
    Columbus-area patients seeking primary care will have access to a board-certified doctor beginning July 3. Dr. Benjamen Williams has joined Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Columbus at 101 W. Sycamore St. Dr. Williams and physician assistant Diana Marshall provide comprehensive health care for all ages. “We are so excited to have Dr. Williams join us here in Columbus,” said Angella Saporito, administrator of Mercy Hospital Columbus. “He is caring, compassionate...More >>
    Columbus-area patients seeking primary care will have access to a board-certified doctor beginning July 3. Dr. Benjamen Williams has joined Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Columbus at 101 W. Sycamore St. Dr. Williams and physician assistant Diana Marshall provide comprehensive health care for all ages. “We are so excited to have Dr. Williams join us here in Columbus,” said Angella Saporito, administrator of Mercy Hospital Columbus. “He is caring, compassionate...More >>
  • Granby Postal Carrier Indicted For Stealing Mail

    Granby Postal Carrier Indicted For Stealing Mail

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-06-13 20:39:53 GMT
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Granby, Mo., postal carrier was indicted by a federal grand jury today for stealing mail. James M. Chapman, 57, of Neosho, Mo., was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo. Today’s indictment alleges that Chapman took cash from the mail matter entrusted to him as a postal carrier between May 1, 2016, and Feb. 23, 2017. Chapman is also ...More >>
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Granby, Mo., postal carrier was indicted by a federal grand jury today for stealing mail. James M. Chapman, 57, of Neosho, Mo., was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo. Today’s indictment alleges that Chapman took cash from the mail matter entrusted to him as a postal carrier between May 1, 2016, and Feb. 23, 2017. Chapman is also ...More >>
  • JRBJ Recognizes Fifteen "Most Influential Women"

    JRBJ Recognizes Fifteen "Most Influential Women"

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-06-13 20:29:40 GMT
    Fifteen area women are recognized today at the 11th annual "Most Influential Women" luncheon. The event took place in MSSU's Connor Ballroom, and is organized by the Joplin Regional Business Journal.  To be eligible for consideration, nominees must work in Crawford, Labette, Cherokee, Ottawa, Barton, Jasper or Newton counties. Susan Adams - Exec. Dir. Joplin Workshops Nancy Bettasso - Practice Mgr. Mercy Clinic Oncology & Hematology Marj Boudreaux - Exe. Dir....More >>
    Fifteen area women are recognized today at the 11th annual "Most Influential Women" luncheon. The event took place in MSSU's Connor Ballroom, and is organized by the Joplin Regional Business Journal.  To be eligible for consideration, nominees must work in Crawford, Labette, Cherokee, Ottawa, Barton, Jasper or Newton counties. Susan Adams - Exec. Dir. Joplin Workshops Nancy Bettasso - Practice Mgr. Mercy Clinic Oncology & Hematology Marj Boudreaux - Exe. Dir....More >>
  • Three Vehicle Accident West of Pittsburg

    Three Vehicle Accident West of Pittsburg

    Monday, June 12 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-06-12 21:26:51 GMT
    On June 9, 2017 at 1545 hours Crawford County Deputies were dispatched to a 3 vehicle injury accident at the location of S 180th and K126 HWY. Vehicle 1, a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Cody Pierce, 26 of Girard, KS was traveling west bound on K126 HWY when it crossed the center line and struck Vehicle 2, a 1987 Dump Truck, driven by Robert Spragg, 48 or Pittsburg, KS, head on. As a result of the impact, the dump truck lost fluids (oil, transmission fluid and diesel). The result o...More >>
    On June 9, 2017 at 1545 hours Crawford County Deputies were dispatched to a 3 vehicle injury accident at the location of S 180th and K126 HWY. Vehicle 1, a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Cody Pierce, 26 of Girard, KS was traveling west bound on K126 HWY when it crossed the center line and struck Vehicle 2, a 1987 Dump Truck, driven by Robert Spragg, 48 or Pittsburg, KS, head on. As a result of the impact, the dump truck lost fluids (oil, transmission fluid and diesel). The result o...More >>
  • Recovery Centers Open in McDonald and Newton Counties to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

    Recovery Centers Open in McDonald and Newton Counties to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

    Friday, June 16 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-06-16 20:55:45 GMT

    FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are opening Tuesday, June 13, in McDonald and Newton counties, in the towns of Anderson and Neosho. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 27 counties included in the Missouri federal disaster declaration for flooding and severe storms that occurred between April 28 and May 11, 2017. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be a...

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    FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are opening Tuesday, June 13, in McDonald and Newton counties, in the towns of Anderson and Neosho. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 27 counties included in the Missouri federal disaster declaration for flooding and severe storms that occurred between April 28 and May 11, 2017. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be a...

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  • Mercy Patients Participating in Nationwide Cancer Study

    Mercy Patients Participating in Nationwide Cancer Study

    Friday, June 9 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-06-09 20:28:22 GMT
    Could small amounts of genetic material in the bloodstream be used to detect cancer in its earliest stages? A study underway at Mercy Cancer Center in Joplin and 73 health centers across the U.S., including Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, is helping to answer that question. They’re working with GRAIL, a life sciences company, to collect blood samples from 7,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients and 3,000 participants without cancer nationwide. Mercy Joplin joined the study...More >>
    Could small amounts of genetic material in the bloodstream be used to detect cancer in its earliest stages? A study underway at Mercy Cancer Center in Joplin and 73 health centers across the U.S., including Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, is helping to answer that question. They’re working with GRAIL, a life sciences company, to collect blood samples from 7,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients and 3,000 participants without cancer nationwide. Mercy Joplin joined the study...More >>
  • Disaster Food Stamp Program to help 27 flood impacted Missouri counties

    Disaster Food Stamp Program to help 27 flood impacted Missouri counties

    Friday, June 9 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-06-09 20:26:43 GMT
    Following White House approval of Governor Eric Greitens' request for a federal disaster declaration, the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) received authorization from the United States Department of Agriculture to operate a Disaster Food Stamp Program in 27 counties across the state. This program will provide food assistance to Missouri families who were directly impacted by the recent flooding.   Families receiving Food Stamp benefits and families typically not quali...More >>
    Following White House approval of Governor Eric Greitens' request for a federal disaster declaration, the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) received authorization from the United States Department of Agriculture to operate a Disaster Food Stamp Program in 27 counties across the state. This program will provide food assistance to Missouri families who were directly impacted by the recent flooding.   Families receiving Food Stamp benefits and families typically not quali...More >>
  • Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Reminds Citizens To Be Vigilant

    Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Reminds Citizens To Be Vigilant

    Friday, June 9 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-06-09 17:18:39 GMT
    6/9/17:  Yesterday in a press release we asked citizens to be on the lookout for a white Chevrolet Colorado due to a possible abduction. Today we will be able to shed a little more light on the situation.  Yesterday morning at about 8:30 AM, Montgomery County Sheriff Dispatched received a call from a concerned citizen who was out in the area of CR2800 and CR3300 when he spotted a white Chevrolet Colorado, with a black Chevrolet 2500 following. The man observed a female in th...More >>
    6/9/17:  Yesterday in a press release we asked citizens to be on the lookout for a white Chevrolet Colorado due to a possible abduction. Today we will be able to shed a little more light on the situation.  Yesterday morning at about 8:30 AM, Montgomery County Sheriff Dispatched received a call from a concerned citizen who was out in the area of CR2800 and CR3300 when he spotted a white Chevrolet Colorado, with a black Chevrolet 2500 following. The man observed a female in th...More >>
  • Fredonia Man Arrested For 1st Degree Murder

    Fredonia Man Arrested For 1st Degree Murder

    Thursday, June 8 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-06-08 22:55:58 GMT

    Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into a death investigation in Fredonia, KS.  KBI Public Information Official tells KOAM/FOX14 the agency was called around 10 a.m. this morning to assist with a death investigation.  We have a crew heading to the area and hope to have more details soon. 

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    Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into a death investigation in Fredonia, KS.  KBI Public Information Official tells KOAM/FOX14 the agency was called around 10 a.m. this morning to assist with a death investigation.  We have a crew heading to the area and hope to have more details soon. 

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  • Eastbound I-44 Bridge Over Spring River OPEN, Lane Reduction Remains in Both Directions

    Eastbound I-44 Bridge Over Spring River OPEN, Lane Reduction Remains in Both Directions

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-06-07 22:25:02 GMT
    Eastbound I-44 bridge at Spring River in Lawrence County (mile marker 43.4) What: Rehabilitation of eastbound I-44 bridge over Spring River is complete and bridge is OPEN to traffic. However, traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions while crossovers are removed and other work is completed. Traffic Impacts: Traffic reduced to one lane in both direction for removal of crossover lanes Drivers should expect delays Speed limit reduced to 60 mph through the work zone More >>
    Eastbound I-44 bridge at Spring River in Lawrence County (mile marker 43.4) What: Rehabilitation of eastbound I-44 bridge over Spring River is complete and bridge is OPEN to traffic. However, traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions while crossovers are removed and other work is completed. Traffic Impacts: Traffic reduced to one lane in both direction for removal of crossover lanes Drivers should expect delays Speed limit reduced to 60 mph through the work zone More >>
  • Route 96 Bridge Over Spring River Overflow in Carthage OPEN to Traffic

    Route 96 Bridge Over Spring River Overflow in Carthage OPEN to Traffic

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-06-07 22:17:11 GMT
    Route 96 Bridge Over Spring River Overflow in Carthage OPEN to Traffic Where: Missouri Route 96 bridge over the Spring River Overflow in Carthage What: Missouri Route 96 bridge over Spring River Overflow is OPEN to traffic after contractor crews completed replacement of the old bridge Project details: The Route 96 bridge over the BNSF railroad tracks remains CLOSED (since September 2016) while work to replace that bridge continues. Demolition of both bridges began in ...More >>
    Route 96 Bridge Over Spring River Overflow in Carthage OPEN to Traffic Where: Missouri Route 96 bridge over the Spring River Overflow in Carthage What: Missouri Route 96 bridge over Spring River Overflow is OPEN to traffic after contractor crews completed replacement of the old bridge Project details: The Route 96 bridge over the BNSF railroad tracks remains CLOSED (since September 2016) while work to replace that bridge continues. Demolition of both bridges began in ...More >>
  • Summer sports camps bring keep campus busy

    Summer sports camps bring keep campus busy

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-06-06 21:14:13 GMT
    High School teams in the 2016 Football Team Camp practice in the Robert W. Plaster Center at Pittsburg State University.High School teams in the 2016 Football Team Camp practice in the Robert W. Plaster Center at Pittsburg State University.
    The last students from the spring semester had just packed up and moved out of Pittsburg State University’s residence halls when the hall staff began preparing the buildings for the thousands of new residents -- high school students who come to PSU to participate in a variety of athletic camps every June and July. This year, volleyball, baseball, softball, track and field, men’s and women’s basketball, and football will all hold camps for individual players, teams, ...More >>
    The last students from the spring semester had just packed up and moved out of Pittsburg State University’s residence halls when the hall staff began preparing the buildings for the thousands of new residents -- high school students who come to PSU to participate in a variety of athletic camps every June and July. This year, volleyball, baseball, softball, track and field, men’s and women’s basketball, and football will all hold camps for individual players, teams, ...More >>
  • Camp of Instruction – Overnight Program for Youth to be Offered this Summer at Fort Scott NHS

    Camp of Instruction – Overnight Program for Youth to be Offered this Summer at Fort Scott NHS

    Monday, June 5 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-06-05 20:26:25 GMT
    Wanted. Able Bodied Young Men and Women, of good character, between the ages of 12 and 15, to be recruited for a duration of 28 hours into the Fort Scott Camp of Instruction. Participants will receive clothing for the duration of the camp, a ration of food, sleeping quarters, and instruction in military deportment, marching and the use of small arms and artillery. Experience the life of a soldier at a frontier military fort of the 1840s. Fort Scott National Historic Site is pleased t...More >>
    Wanted. Able Bodied Young Men and Women, of good character, between the ages of 12 and 15, to be recruited for a duration of 28 hours into the Fort Scott Camp of Instruction. Participants will receive clothing for the duration of the camp, a ration of food, sleeping quarters, and instruction in military deportment, marching and the use of small arms and artillery. Experience the life of a soldier at a frontier military fort of the 1840s. Fort Scott National Historic Site is pleased t...More >>
  • Freeman Neosho Hospital Temporarily Closes Main Entrance

    Freeman Neosho Hospital Temporarily Closes Main Entrance

    Monday, June 5 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-06-05 17:44:29 GMT
    Beginning Monday, June 5, Freeman Neosho Hospital will temporarily close its main entrance for construction. The project, the largest at the Neosho campus since 1983, will expand computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services. The closure is expected to last approximately four weeks, weather permitting. Patients and visitors are asked to park in the Freeman Neosho Hospital parking lot at the corner of S. Jefferson St. and W. McKinney St. and utilize the Freema...More >>
    Beginning Monday, June 5, Freeman Neosho Hospital will temporarily close its main entrance for construction. The project, the largest at the Neosho campus since 1983, will expand computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services. The closure is expected to last approximately four weeks, weather permitting. Patients and visitors are asked to park in the Freeman Neosho Hospital parking lot at the corner of S. Jefferson St. and W. McKinney St. and utilize the Freema...More >>
  • Two Vehicle Accident In Crawford County; Drivers Injured

    Two Vehicle Accident In Crawford County; Drivers Injured

    Monday, June 5 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-06-05 17:39:05 GMT
    On 6-4-2017 at 22:12 hrs (10:12 PM) units were dispatched to the area of Centennial Street and US 69 Hwy for a two vehicle injury accident. Vehicle One, a 2013 Dodge Challenger driven by Jose Rueda, 35 of Pittsburg, KS was traveling north on US 69 Hwy when it crossed the center line and hit Vehicle Two, a 2013 Chrysler 300 driven by Gary Chrissman, 54 of Pittsburg, KS, head on. Rueda, who was unrestrained in the vehicle, was transported by Crawford County EMS to Via Christi and later...More >>
    On 6-4-2017 at 22:12 hrs (10:12 PM) units were dispatched to the area of Centennial Street and US 69 Hwy for a two vehicle injury accident. Vehicle One, a 2013 Dodge Challenger driven by Jose Rueda, 35 of Pittsburg, KS was traveling north on US 69 Hwy when it crossed the center line and hit Vehicle Two, a 2013 Chrysler 300 driven by Gary Chrissman, 54 of Pittsburg, KS, head on. Rueda, who was unrestrained in the vehicle, was transported by Crawford County EMS to Via Christi and later...More >>
  • President Approves MO Disaster Declaration

    President Approves MO Disaster Declaration

    Friday, June 2 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-06-03 00:52:25 GMT

    President Trump has approved Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' request for a major disaster declaration for 48 Missouri counties. Residents affected can now seek federal assistance. ---------------------

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    President Trump has approved Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' request for a major disaster declaration for 48 Missouri counties. Residents affected can now seek federal assistance. ---------------------

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  • Balloon Campaign Raises Funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

    Making Life “Sweeter” for Local Kids

    Making Life “Sweeter” for Local Kids

    Friday, June 2 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-06-02 20:47:20 GMT
    Cool down this summer with a sweet treat at Dairy Queen® while helping local children. June 1-27, customers are encouraged to purchase Miracle Balloons to benefit Freeman Health System, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Each paper balloon has coupons attached to save money on a future visit. Participating locations include Joplin Northpark Mall, Joplin, Mo.; Joplin Petro, Joplin, Mo.; Galena, Kan.; Iola, Kan.; Fort Scott, Kan.; Lamar, Mo.; Nevada, Mo.; and Senec...More >>
    Cool down this summer with a sweet treat at Dairy Queen® while helping local children. June 1-27, customers are encouraged to purchase Miracle Balloons to benefit Freeman Health System, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Each paper balloon has coupons attached to save money on a future visit. Participating locations include Joplin Northpark Mall, Joplin, Mo.; Joplin Petro, Joplin, Mo.; Galena, Kan.; Iola, Kan.; Fort Scott, Kan.; Lamar, Mo.; Nevada, Mo.; and Senec...More >>
  • Miami Preparing “Second” FEMA Application for Individual Safe Room Program

    Miami Preparing “Second” FEMA Application for Individual Safe Room Program

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-05-31 18:04:06 GMT
    The City of Miami is in the process of applying for an Individual Safe Room Voluntary Participation project which reimburses eligible Miami property owners 75% of the cost of their safe room up to $2,000. Applications for City of Miami residents must be submitted before June 22, 2017. The city anticipates submitting the completed application by July 31, 2017 after reviewing each application for eligibility. Eligibility includes that homeowners must be able to certify ownership of the...More >>
    The City of Miami is in the process of applying for an Individual Safe Room Voluntary Participation project which reimburses eligible Miami property owners 75% of the cost of their safe room up to $2,000. Applications for City of Miami residents must be submitted before June 22, 2017. The city anticipates submitting the completed application by July 31, 2017 after reviewing each application for eligibility. Eligibility includes that homeowners must be able to certify ownership of the...More >>
  • Two Vehicle Accident In Ottawa County Leaves One Dead

    Two Vehicle Accident In Ottawa County Leaves One Dead

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:35:36 GMT
    Around 12:56 PM on 5/30/17, 88-year-old David Moffat of Grove was traveling northbound on State Highway 10, 1 mile East and 5 miles North of Wyandotte in Ottawa County. A second vehicle was eastbound on State Highway 10. Moffat failed to stop at the Stop Sign at Highway 10 and State Highway 10C, and continued into the path of vehicle two. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Moffat was pinned for 29 minutes in the car until he was removed by Quapaw Tribe EMS and Wyandotte FD. Upon a...More >>
    Around 12:56 PM on 5/30/17, 88-year-old David Moffat of Grove was traveling northbound on State Highway 10, 1 mile East and 5 miles North of Wyandotte in Ottawa County. A second vehicle was eastbound on State Highway 10. Moffat failed to stop at the Stop Sign at Highway 10 and State Highway 10C, and continued into the path of vehicle two. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Moffat was pinned for 29 minutes in the car until he was removed by Quapaw Tribe EMS and Wyandotte FD. Upon a...More >>
  • Joplin Man Dies In Hit and Run Accident

    Joplin Man Dies In Hit and Run Accident

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:11:20 GMT
    On May 6th at 1:00 a.m. an adult male was struck by a vehicle in the 1800 block of west 7th Street. Ronnie Jenkins (50) of Joplin was walking with a friend when he stepped into the outside east bound lane of traffic. An eastbound vehicle struck Jenkins causing serious injuries. The vehicle left the scene east on 7th Street and north on Maiden Lane. Ronnie Jenkins died at a local hospital on May 28, 2017. An autopsy confirmed Jenkins died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash...More >>
    On May 6th at 1:00 a.m. an adult male was struck by a vehicle in the 1800 block of west 7th Street. Ronnie Jenkins (50) of Joplin was walking with a friend when he stepped into the outside east bound lane of traffic. An eastbound vehicle struck Jenkins causing serious injuries. The vehicle left the scene east on 7th Street and north on Maiden Lane. Ronnie Jenkins died at a local hospital on May 28, 2017. An autopsy confirmed Jenkins died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash...More >>
  • Empire District Encourages Customers To Stay Safe Around Electricity This Summer

    Empire District Encourages Customers To Stay Safe Around Electricity This Summer

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:06:53 GMT
    The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month.  It’s also the time of year many people begin spending more time enjoying the outdoors.  As you head out to trim hedges, plant trees, clean the pool, or work on home improvements, remember to stay safe around electricity. Ladder Safety Observe the “10-foot rule.” Keep ladders at least 10 feet from power lines, including all parts of your body and anything you are holding in your hands. Know where th...More >>
    The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month.  It’s also the time of year many people begin spending more time enjoying the outdoors.  As you head out to trim hedges, plant trees, clean the pool, or work on home improvements, remember to stay safe around electricity. Ladder Safety Observe the “10-foot rule.” Keep ladders at least 10 feet from power lines, including all parts of your body and anything you are holding in your hands. Know where th...More >>
  • MSSU’s Upward Bound program receives five-year grant

    MSSU’s Upward Bound program receives five-year grant

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-05-30 21:30:11 GMT
    The Upward Bound program at Missouri Southern State University has been approved for a five-year grant by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant – which will provide $289,195 per year, starting Sept. 1 – will help fund the program, which prepares high-school students for post-secondary education. Currently, it serves 70 students from the Joplin, Carl Junction, Carthage, Webb City and East Newton school districts. “We have to show the need in the area to be app...More >>
    The Upward Bound program at Missouri Southern State University has been approved for a five-year grant by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant – which will provide $289,195 per year, starting Sept. 1 – will help fund the program, which prepares high-school students for post-secondary education. Currently, it serves 70 students from the Joplin, Carl Junction, Carthage, Webb City and East Newton school districts. “We have to show the need in the area to be app...More >>
  • Mercy Offering Free Screenings for Sports Injuries

    Mercy Offering Free Screenings for Sports Injuries

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-05-30 18:26:56 GMT
    Whether you are an elite athlete or a “weekend warrior,” don’t let sports-related pain keep you from doing what you love. Schedule a free screening through June with a Mercy sports medicine specialist. Screening appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Mercy Clinic Sports Medicine – Stone’s Corner, 6151 N. Main St., Webb City. Mercy’s pain assessment, by appointment, offers: A one-on-one evaluation with a cert...More >>
    Whether you are an elite athlete or a “weekend warrior,” don’t let sports-related pain keep you from doing what you love. Schedule a free screening through June with a Mercy sports medicine specialist. Screening appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Mercy Clinic Sports Medicine – Stone’s Corner, 6151 N. Main St., Webb City. Mercy’s pain assessment, by appointment, offers: A one-on-one evaluation with a cert...More >>
  • Finger print scanner aids in identifying an individual who gave false information

    Finger print scanner aids in identifying an individual who gave false information

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-05-30 18:12:08 GMT
    Savannah JacobsSavannah Jacobs
    About a year ago the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain five portable finger print scanners. The portable scanners are able to be used out in the deputy’s patrol car. The purpose of the tool is to properly identify individuals who give false identities to law enforcement. In the past if we had an individual who we could not properly identify, we would have to bring them to the jail to scan their finger prints. Having this tool available in the field has now...More >>
    About a year ago the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain five portable finger print scanners. The portable scanners are able to be used out in the deputy’s patrol car. The purpose of the tool is to properly identify individuals who give false identities to law enforcement. In the past if we had an individual who we could not properly identify, we would have to bring them to the jail to scan their finger prints. Having this tool available in the field has now...More >>
  • I-49 Resurfacing Project in McDonald County Scheduled to Begin Week of June 5th

    I-49 Resurfacing Project in McDonald County Scheduled to Begin Week of June 5th

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-05-30 17:50:03 GMT
    Drivers can expect lane closings and traffic delays on I-49 in McDonald County when a resurfacing project is scheduled to begin the week of June 5, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. Contractor crews will resurface driving lanes and shoulders, install rumble stripes along the driving lanes and upgrade guardrail on I-49 between Missouri Route 59 near Goodman and a point south of Missouri Route 76 in Anderson. An additional section of the southbound lanes between the Elk R...More >>
    Drivers can expect lane closings and traffic delays on I-49 in McDonald County when a resurfacing project is scheduled to begin the week of June 5, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. Contractor crews will resurface driving lanes and shoulders, install rumble stripes along the driving lanes and upgrade guardrail on I-49 between Missouri Route 59 near Goodman and a point south of Missouri Route 76 in Anderson. An additional section of the southbound lanes between the Elk R...More >>
  • Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Fort Scott, Bourbon Co.

    Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Fort Scott, Bourbon Co.

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:52:39 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Fort Scott in Bourbon County.  The advisory affects the area north of 21st Street.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system.  Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. The advisory took effec...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Fort Scott in Bourbon County.  The advisory affects the area north of 21st Street.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system.  Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. The advisory took effec...More >>
  • State Treasurer Eric Schmitt encourages military families to search for unclaimed medals over Memorial Day weekend

    State Treasurer Eric Schmitt encourages military families to search for unclaimed medals over Memorial Day weekend

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:16:18 GMT
    State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is encouraging Missouri military families to search his office’s website for unclaimed medals that may belong to them. This latest initiative is part of an ongoing effort to return the state’s Unclaimed Property to its rightful owners. Pictures of military medals and insignia that have been turned over to Schmitt’s Unclaimed Property Division are paired with the names and addresses of the last known owners on www.ShowMeMoney.com. Th...More >>
    State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is encouraging Missouri military families to search his office’s website for unclaimed medals that may belong to them. This latest initiative is part of an ongoing effort to return the state’s Unclaimed Property to its rightful owners. Pictures of military medals and insignia that have been turned over to Schmitt’s Unclaimed Property Division are paired with the names and addresses of the last known owners on www.ShowMeMoney.com. Th...More >>
  • PSU Alum Named ACDelco GM

    PSU Alum Named ACDelco GM

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:02:46 GMT
    Mark DrennanMark Drennan
    Hard work and dedication to his craft has led a Pittsburg State alumnus to the top of his field. Mark Drennan, who graduated from Pitt State in 1988 with a degree in automotive technology, is now the general manager of ACDelco, the General Motors Original Equipment parts brand for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. Before joining ACDelco, Drennan was director of GM Accessories, responsible for integrating sales and distribution with the design, production and marketing of...More >>
    Hard work and dedication to his craft has led a Pittsburg State alumnus to the top of his field. Mark Drennan, who graduated from Pitt State in 1988 with a degree in automotive technology, is now the general manager of ACDelco, the General Motors Original Equipment parts brand for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. Before joining ACDelco, Drennan was director of GM Accessories, responsible for integrating sales and distribution with the design, production and marketing of...More >>
  • Pittsburg Area Chamber Announces Award Winners

    Pittsburg Area Chamber Announces Award Winners

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:02 PM EDT2017-05-26 17:02:39 GMT
    Members of the Pittsburg area business community converged this evening on Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center for the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Annual Banquet. The sold out event celebrated the progress that has taken place over the past year in the Pittsburg area and recognized numerous businesses and community leaders. “Our annual banquet provides us with a chance to say thank you and to highlight so many of the great businesses and individua...More >>
    Members of the Pittsburg area business community converged this evening on Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center for the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Annual Banquet. The sold out event celebrated the progress that has taken place over the past year in the Pittsburg area and recognized numerous businesses and community leaders. “Our annual banquet provides us with a chance to say thank you and to highlight so many of the great businesses and individua...More >>
  • Eagle Family Foods Group to Close Seneca Production Facility by June 2018

    Eagle Family Foods Group to Close Seneca Production Facility by June 2018

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:54:13 GMT
    Eagle Family Foods Group LLC (Eagle Foods) announced today the company will close its Seneca production facility by June 2018 as part of a consolidation of manufacturing operations for its milk products business. Eagle Foods’ decision resulted from the company’s comprehensive review of its supply chain and manufacturing operations and reflects a sustained increase of competitive pressures in the milk product category. The company will consolidate all milk production to it...More >>
    Eagle Family Foods Group LLC (Eagle Foods) announced today the company will close its Seneca production facility by June 2018 as part of a consolidation of manufacturing operations for its milk products business. Eagle Foods’ decision resulted from the company’s comprehensive review of its supply chain and manufacturing operations and reflects a sustained increase of competitive pressures in the milk product category. The company will consolidate all milk production to it...More >>
  • Empire Announces Scheduled Service Interruption In Seneca, MO

    Empire Announces Scheduled Service Interruption In Seneca, MO

    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:59:27 GMT
    The Empire District Electric Company has scheduled a brief service interruption in the Seneca, Missouri, area on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, beginning at 3 a.m. and lasting approximately two hours. Customers should be aware these times are approximations and the outage could be postponed or extended due to weather or equipment issues. Approximately 1,500 customers in and around Seneca will be affected by the service interruption. Maintenance work on the substation has been completed, an...More >>
    The Empire District Electric Company has scheduled a brief service interruption in the Seneca, Missouri, area on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, beginning at 3 a.m. and lasting approximately two hours. Customers should be aware these times are approximations and the outage could be postponed or extended due to weather or equipment issues. Approximately 1,500 customers in and around Seneca will be affected by the service interruption. Maintenance work on the substation has been completed, an...More >>
  • Merle Kelly Ford-Lincoln and Ford Motor Company Donate to Veterans Memorial

    Merle Kelly Ford-Lincoln and Ford Motor Company Donate to Veterans Memorial

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:35:06 GMT
    Pictured: members of the American Legion Post #170 and representatives from Merle Kelly Ford-Lincoln.Pictured: members of the American Legion Post #170 and representatives from Merle Kelly Ford-Lincoln.
    Merle Kelly Ford-Lincoln in Chanute and the Ford Motor Company announce a donation of $1,000 to the American Legion Post 170 in Chanute towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Chanute Area Veterans Memorial. The wall serves as a reminder of the courage and resolve of the American soldiers who have unselfishly served this great country. “The Chanute Area Veterans Memorial Wall is such a special, unique and beautiful place. We are honored to help keep it that way.” said V...More >>
    Merle Kelly Ford-Lincoln in Chanute and the Ford Motor Company announce a donation of $1,000 to the American Legion Post 170 in Chanute towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Chanute Area Veterans Memorial. The wall serves as a reminder of the courage and resolve of the American soldiers who have unselfishly served this great country. “The Chanute Area Veterans Memorial Wall is such a special, unique and beautiful place. We are honored to help keep it that way.” said V...More >>
  • JHS Class of 2017

    JHS Class of 2017

    Saturday, June 3 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-06-03 18:36:46 GMT

    The Joplin High Class of 2017 marks the end of high school. A Graduation ceremony for more than 460 students took place this afternoon at the MSSU Leggett and Platt Athletic Center. Students say after such a trying year filled with tragedy due to the deaths of two classmates, their lives have been drastically changed. Zevin Betts: "Some of the stuff that has happened has motivated me to better myself and try to push myself and motivate myself to get stuff done and stop wasting...

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    The Joplin High Class of 2017 marks the end of high school. A Graduation ceremony for more than 460 students took place this afternoon at the MSSU Leggett and Platt Athletic Center. Students say after such a trying year filled with tragedy due to the deaths of two classmates, their lives have been drastically changed. Zevin Betts: "Some of the stuff that has happened has motivated me to better myself and try to push myself and motivate myself to get stuff done and stop wasting...

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  • Pitt PD Find Hoax Device

    Pitt PD Find Hoax Device

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:27:06 GMT
    On Tuesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:01 am, officers responded to 1st and Locust Streets for a report of a suspicious looking device found in an alley dumpster. The Kansas Highway Patrol Emergency Services Unit was requested to assist. The KHP ESU team ran diagnostic testing on the item and determined it to be a “Hoax incendiary Device”. The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to...More >>
    On Tuesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:01 am, officers responded to 1st and Locust Streets for a report of a suspicious looking device found in an alley dumpster. The Kansas Highway Patrol Emergency Services Unit was requested to assist. The KHP ESU team ran diagnostic testing on the item and determined it to be a “Hoax incendiary Device”. The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to...More >>
  • Roberts To Seek State Representative Seat

    Roberts To Seek State Representative Seat

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:19:21 GMT
    Lane Roberts announced today that he will run for Missouri State Representative, District 161 in 2018. Lane returned to Joplin after serving as Director of Public Safety for the state since 2015. Formerly, he was Chief of Police for the City of Joplin from 2007-2014. “During my nearly two years working at the State, I learned a great deal about how our state’s legislature works,” Lane said. “Two things stand out, however. One is that, while the word “pol...More >>
    Lane Roberts announced today that he will run for Missouri State Representative, District 161 in 2018. Lane returned to Joplin after serving as Director of Public Safety for the state since 2015. Formerly, he was Chief of Police for the City of Joplin from 2007-2014. “During my nearly two years working at the State, I learned a great deal about how our state’s legislature works,” Lane said. “Two things stand out, however. One is that, while the word “pol...More >>
  • Gov. Greitens requests federal disaster declaration for Missouri’s historic flooding

    Gov. Greitens requests federal disaster declaration for Missouri’s historic flooding

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:06:58 GMT
    Today, Gov. Eric Greitens requested that President Donald Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri that would provide federal assistance to 45 counties in response to historic and devastating flooding that began April 28. “As soon as safely possible, damage assessment teams began operating all over Missouri. Their reports confirm just how devastating this historic flood was for many communities in Missouri,” Gov. Eric Greitens ...More >>
    Today, Gov. Eric Greitens requested that President Donald Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri that would provide federal assistance to 45 counties in response to historic and devastating flooding that began April 28. “As soon as safely possible, damage assessment teams began operating all over Missouri. Their reports confirm just how devastating this historic flood was for many communities in Missouri,” Gov. Eric Greitens ...More >>
  • Phil Bressler Selected as PHS Principal

    Phil Bressler Selected as PHS Principal

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-05-24 17:24:19 GMT
    Phillip BresslerPhillip Bressler
    The Pittsburg Board of Education has hired Phil Bressler as the new principal of Pittsburg High School.  Bressler was selected after being interviewed by students and staff and was one of two top candidates, in which all candidates for this position were vetted by the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB).  Bressler has served in secondary school administration for the past 17 years; most recently as the principal at Paola High School. He says he hopes to bring e...More >>
    The Pittsburg Board of Education has hired Phil Bressler as the new principal of Pittsburg High School.  Bressler was selected after being interviewed by students and staff and was one of two top candidates, in which all candidates for this position were vetted by the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB).  Bressler has served in secondary school administration for the past 17 years; most recently as the principal at Paola High School. He says he hopes to bring e...More >>
  • 2011 McDonald County Murder Case Dismissed

    2011 McDonald County Murder Case Dismissed

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:13:01 GMT

    Updated August 14, 2013:  A Rogers, Arkansas man accused of murder is in custody.In February 2011 the body of Jack McCain, 68 of Rogers, was found on a rural county road about eight miles east of Jane,

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    In February 2011 the body of Jack McCain, 68 of Rogers, was found on a rural county road about eight miles east of Jane, Missouri in McDonald County. McCain had been shot multiple times. Tuesday night Fred Bremer, 39, was arrested and has been charged with first degree murder in McCain's death.

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  • Nevada PD Conducting Death Investigation

    Nevada PD Conducting Death Investigation

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:00:21 GMT

    On May 22, 2017 at approximately 0820 hours, officers with the Nevada Police Department were dispatched to a wooded area south of the 400 block of E. Highland Avenue for a report of an unresponsive male subject. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male subject in the area. Responding emergency medical personnel determined that the male subject was deceased. The subject has been identified as James A. Glass, age 49 of Nevada. The subject’s body was turned over to th...

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    On May 22, 2017 at approximately 0820 hours, officers with the Nevada Police Department were dispatched to a wooded area south of the 400 block of E. Highland Avenue for a report of an unresponsive male subject. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male subject in the area. Responding emergency medical personnel determined that the male subject was deceased. The subject has been identified as James A. Glass, age 49 of Nevada. The subject’s body was turned over to th...

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  • Carl Junction Student Nominated by McCaskill Accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

    Carl Junction Student Nominated by McCaskill Accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:25 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:25:42 GMT
    Dallas EllistonDallas Elliston

    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today announced the acceptance of Dallas Elliston of Carl Junction to the U.S. Naval Academy. Students are nominated by McCaskill and accepted to their respective academies based on strong records of academic achievement, leadership, community service, and participation in extracurricular activities. McCaskill is aided in the selection process by a committee of volunteers, educators, service academy alumni, and state community leaders. “I’m a...

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    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today announced the acceptance of Dallas Elliston of Carl Junction to the U.S. Naval Academy. Students are nominated by McCaskill and accepted to their respective academies based on strong records of academic achievement, leadership, community service, and participation in extracurricular activities. McCaskill is aided in the selection process by a committee of volunteers, educators, service academy alumni, and state community leaders. “I’m a...

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  • Compliancy Checks Conducted in Crawford County; Report Released

    Compliancy Checks Conducted in Crawford County; Report Released

    Friday, May 19 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-05-19 22:13:24 GMT
    Members of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburg Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Service conducted a joint operation over the period of May 15-17, 2017. The operation involved compliancy checks on all registered offenders in Crawford County. Registered Sex Offenders, Drug Offenders and Violent Offenders- by Kansas State Statute 22-4905- have a duty to regularly report any change in residency, phone number or employment status. Registered Offend...More >>
    Members of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburg Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Service conducted a joint operation over the period of May 15-17, 2017. The operation involved compliancy checks on all registered offenders in Crawford County. Registered Sex Offenders, Drug Offenders and Violent Offenders- by Kansas State Statute 22-4905- have a duty to regularly report any change in residency, phone number or employment status. Registered Offend...More >>
  • List of Joplin School Community Safe Rooms

    List of Joplin School Community Safe Rooms

    Friday, May 19 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-05-19 20:56:10 GMT
    Reminder that Joplin Schools changed their policy this year on how safe rooms are open to public. If there is a Tornado Warning is the Joplin area, then doors will remotely open to public. The following Community Safe Rooms are available to the community during a Tornado Warning, and/or when the tornado sirens have sounded. If Community Safe Rooms open before a Tornado Warning, or before tornado sirens sound, notification will be posted on the district's Facebook page. Cecil Floyd ...More >>
    Reminder that Joplin Schools changed their policy this year on how safe rooms are open to public. If there is a Tornado Warning is the Joplin area, then doors will remotely open to public. The following Community Safe Rooms are available to the community during a Tornado Warning, and/or when the tornado sirens have sounded. If Community Safe Rooms open before a Tornado Warning, or before tornado sirens sound, notification will be posted on the district's Facebook page. Cecil Floyd ...More >>
  • Joplin Humane Society Experiencing An Overflow Of Dogs & Puppies; Large Dogs Adoptions $10

    Joplin Humane Society Experiencing An Overflow Of Dogs & Puppies; Large Dogs Adoptions $10

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:26:23 GMT
    Joplin Humane Society is literally overflowing due to an unusually high influx of animals. Since May 1st, the shelter has taken in 365 total animals; 246 of those have been dogs and puppies, leaving the shelter staff scrambling to find place to hold them. In an effort to encourage adoptions of available dogs, the shelter is reducing the adoption fees for large dogs to just $10 through close of business Sunday, May 21st . “We are currently housing and caring for 260 dogs and pup...More >>
    Joplin Humane Society is literally overflowing due to an unusually high influx of animals. Since May 1st, the shelter has taken in 365 total animals; 246 of those have been dogs and puppies, leaving the shelter staff scrambling to find place to hold them. In an effort to encourage adoptions of available dogs, the shelter is reducing the adoption fees for large dogs to just $10 through close of business Sunday, May 21st . “We are currently housing and caring for 260 dogs and pup...More >>
  • NEO Raffles Signed Rascal Flatts Guitar for #TeamJaelee

    NEO Raffles Signed Rascal Flatts Guitar for #TeamJaelee

    Thursday, May 18 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-05-18 18:18:19 GMT
    Photo from left: Chad Davis, Cassie Munson, Kevin Munson, Donna Hale, Clay Patterson. Jaelee Munson holds guitar in front.Photo from left: Chad Davis, Cassie Munson, Kevin Munson, Donna Hale, Clay Patterson. Jaelee Munson holds guitar in front.

    “We are very grateful to Rascal Flatts for generously donating this signed guitar to help raise funds for Jaelee. NEO Athletics is proud to be a part of #TeamJaelee and our thoughts are always with this courageous little girl. 

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    “We are very grateful to Rascal Flatts for generously donating this signed guitar to help raise funds for Jaelee. NEO Athletics is proud to be a part of #TeamJaelee and our thoughts are always with this courageous little girl. 

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  • Firefighter training class starts in July

    Firefighter training class starts in July

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-05-17 18:50:58 GMT
    Joplin Fire Chief Jim Furgerson is pleased to announce a Firefighter Training Class will begin this summer through the Joplin Fire Department. This eight-week class will be offered in the evening and begins on July 10, 2017. The class will be held at the Joplin Public Safety Training Center, 5102 N. Swede Lane in Joplin. “This class is designed to cover all aspects of the Firefighter I and II curriculum to prepare candidates for the work as a firefighter,” said Furgerson....More >>
    Joplin Fire Chief Jim Furgerson is pleased to announce a Firefighter Training Class will begin this summer through the Joplin Fire Department. This eight-week class will be offered in the evening and begins on July 10, 2017. The class will be held at the Joplin Public Safety Training Center, 5102 N. Swede Lane in Joplin. “This class is designed to cover all aspects of the Firefighter I and II curriculum to prepare candidates for the work as a firefighter,” said Furgerson....More >>
  • Joplin Memorial Marathon Weather Plan Update

    Joplin Memorial Marathon Weather Plan Update

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:08:40 GMT

    The race will go on regardless of precipitation. If weather conditions present an imminent danger to participants and it is unsafe to proceed with the race, the event will be canceled. Less threatening conditions may result in an alteration of the course or race length to promote a safe result for participants. The Joplin Memorial Marathon safety team is actively monitoring weather conditions for race weekend. The runner expo on Friday May 19, will be held as scheduled from Noon-8PM ...

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    The race will go on regardless of precipitation. If weather conditions present an imminent danger to participants and it is unsafe to proceed with the race, the event will be canceled. Less threatening conditions may result in an alteration of the course or race length to promote a safe result for participants. The Joplin Memorial Marathon safety team is actively monitoring weather conditions for race weekend. The runner expo on Friday May 19, will be held as scheduled from Noon-8PM ...

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  • Carthage Sleep Center Receives Accreditation

    Carthage Sleep Center Receives Accreditation

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-05-17 18:01:26 GMT
    Mercy Sleep Center – Carthage has received a three-year accreditation that demonstrates a commitment to providing the highest-quality service for patients. The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) granted the accreditation, which focuses on clinical care when patients are tested. “The ACHC surveyor seemed very pleased by the facility, the personnel and the processes,” said Chalaine Bell, sleep center manager. “The success of our sleep center i...More >>
    Mercy Sleep Center – Carthage has received a three-year accreditation that demonstrates a commitment to providing the highest-quality service for patients. The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) granted the accreditation, which focuses on clinical care when patients are tested. “The ACHC surveyor seemed very pleased by the facility, the personnel and the processes,” said Chalaine Bell, sleep center manager. “The success of our sleep center i...More >>
  • Dr. Jeffrey Zimmerman announced as dean of Plaster School of Business

    Dr. Jeffrey Zimmerman announced as dean of Plaster School of Business

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-05-16 18:52:14 GMT
    Dr. Jefferey ZimmermanDr. Jefferey Zimmerman
    Dr. Jeffrey Zimmerman, who most recently served as a professor of economics and finance in the College of Business at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Ind., has accepted the position of dean of the Plaster School of Business at Missouri Southern State University. He will begin his duties at Missouri Southern on July 1, succeeding Dr. Chris Moos, who has served as the interim dean for the last year. “The Plaster School of Business and its faculty are focused on high academic standar...More >>
    Dr. Jeffrey Zimmerman, who most recently served as a professor of economics and finance in the College of Business at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Ind., has accepted the position of dean of the Plaster School of Business at Missouri Southern State University. He will begin his duties at Missouri Southern on July 1, succeeding Dr. Chris Moos, who has served as the interim dean for the last year. “The Plaster School of Business and its faculty are focused on high academic standar...More >>
  • Nevada Woman Sentenced For Taking "Food Stamps" For Cash, Meth

    Nevada Woman Sentenced For Taking "Food Stamps" For Cash, Meth

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-05-16 18:34:42 GMT
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for her role in a conspiracy to exchange “food stamps” for methamphetamine or cash. Julie M. Drake, 48, of Nevada, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Jan. 30, 2017, Drake pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of...More >>
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for her role in a conspiracy to exchange “food stamps” for methamphetamine or cash. Julie M. Drake, 48, of Nevada, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Jan. 30, 2017, Drake pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of...More >>
  • USD #250 Informing Families About Pinnacle Food Recall

    USD #250 Informing Families About Pinnacle Food Recall

    Friday, May 12 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-05-12 21:21:00 GMT

    Pittsburg Community Schools are informing families from three schools about food recall. Earlier this week Pinnacle Foods Inc. voluntarily recalls Aunt Jemima breakfast food which include: pancakes waffles French toast slices Attached below is the letter being sent to parents of PHS, George Nettles Elementary, and Westside Elementary. 

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    Pittsburg Community Schools are informing families from three schools about food recall. Earlier this week Pinnacle Foods Inc. voluntarily recalls Aunt Jemima breakfast food which include: pancakes waffles French toast slices Attached below is the letter being sent to parents of PHS, George Nettles Elementary, and Westside Elementary. 

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  • Empire Announces Scheduled Service Interruption In Seneca, MO

    Empire Announces Scheduled Service Interruption In Seneca, MO

    Friday, May 12 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:12:31 GMT
    The Empire District Electric Company has scheduled a brief service interruption in the Seneca, Missouri, area on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, beginning at 3 a.m. and lasting approximately two hours.  Customers should be aware these times are approximations and the outage could be postponed or extended due to weather or equipment issues. Approximately 1,500 customers in and around Seneca will be affected by the service interruption.  This scheduled outage is necessary to allow cr...More >>
    The Empire District Electric Company has scheduled a brief service interruption in the Seneca, Missouri, area on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, beginning at 3 a.m. and lasting approximately two hours.  Customers should be aware these times are approximations and the outage could be postponed or extended due to weather or equipment issues. Approximately 1,500 customers in and around Seneca will be affected by the service interruption.  This scheduled outage is necessary to allow cr...More >>
  • Route 171 Bridge Over Center Creek in Carl Junction To CLOSE for Replacement

    Route 171 Bridge Over Center Creek in Carl Junction To CLOSE for Replacement

    Thursday, May 11 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-05-11 16:34:08 GMT

    The project will replace the current bridge built in 1955 with a new, wider structure.Contractor crews will tear down the existing bridge and build the new bridge in the same location.  It’s expected Route 171 will remain closed until fall.

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    The project will replace the current bridge built in 1955 with a new, wider structure.Contractor crews will tear down the existing bridge and build the new bridge in the same location.  It’s expected Route 171 will remain closed until fall.

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  • Gov. Greitens announces Preliminary Damage Assessment teams will survey Missouri counties hit by devastating flooding and severe storms

    Gov. Greitens announces Preliminary Damage Assessment teams will survey Missouri counties hit by devastating flooding and severe storms

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-05-10 20:37:09 GMT
    Gov. Eric Greitens announced that beginning today, May 10, teams of local, state and federal disaster specialists are jointly assessing flooding and severe storm damage to homes, personal property and public infrastructure, including schools, roads and bridges, to determine the size and scope of the disaster for the application Missouri will make to have this declared as a federal disaster. “Our first responders and Missouri citizens responded swiftly and bravely to the de...More >>
    Gov. Eric Greitens announced that beginning today, May 10, teams of local, state and federal disaster specialists are jointly assessing flooding and severe storm damage to homes, personal property and public infrastructure, including schools, roads and bridges, to determine the size and scope of the disaster for the application Missouri will make to have this declared as a federal disaster. “Our first responders and Missouri citizens responded swiftly and bravely to the de...More >>
  • Walmart Changes the Grocery Shopping Game with New Pickup Service in Joplin

    Walmart Changes the Grocery Shopping Game with New Pickup Service in Joplin

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-10 18:35:23 GMT
    Grocery shopping just got a whole lot easier for Joplin area shoppers. Walmart, the largest grocer in the U.S., is launching its online grocery pickup service today in Joplin at the Walmart Supercenter location at 1501 S. Range Line Rd., and at the Walmart Neighborhood Market location at 25145 DeMott Dr. The free service enables customers to order groceries online and pick them up at their local Walmart store without even leaving their cars. “At Walmart, we have always been kno...More >>
    Grocery shopping just got a whole lot easier for Joplin area shoppers. Walmart, the largest grocer in the U.S., is launching its online grocery pickup service today in Joplin at the Walmart Supercenter location at 1501 S. Range Line Rd., and at the Walmart Neighborhood Market location at 25145 DeMott Dr. The free service enables customers to order groceries online and pick them up at their local Walmart store without even leaving their cars. “At Walmart, we have always been kno...More >>
  • McAuley High seniors earn place in Future Business Leaders of America National Competition

    McAuley High seniors earn place in Future Business Leaders of America National Competition

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-09 21:00:27 GMT
    Eight students from McAuley Catholic High School are singing an old favorite, “California, Here I come…” Their melody refers to their upcoming trip to the National Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition set for June 29 through July 3 in Anaheim, California. To reach the national competition, students had to place in the top four places of their category during the Missouri State Future Business Leaders Association competition, held recently in Spring...More >>
    Eight students from McAuley Catholic High School are singing an old favorite, “California, Here I come…” Their melody refers to their upcoming trip to the National Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition set for June 29 through July 3 in Anaheim, California. To reach the national competition, students had to place in the top four places of their category during the Missouri State Future Business Leaders Association competition, held recently in Spring...More >>
  • JPD Conducts Alcohol Compliance Checks; Seven Violations

    JPD Conducts Alcohol Compliance Checks; Seven Violations

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-05-09 20:54:14 GMT
    Between 2011 and 2014 in Missouri, there were 69 fatal crashes and 211 serious injury crashes involving an impaired driver under the age of 21.  85 people were killed and 324 seriously injured in these crashes.  That's why law enforcement from across the state are stepping up enforcement and increasing awareness on this issue.   As part of the youth alcohol enforcement, The Joplin Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks at several local businesses over the...More >>
    Between 2011 and 2014 in Missouri, there were 69 fatal crashes and 211 serious injury crashes involving an impaired driver under the age of 21.  85 people were killed and 324 seriously injured in these crashes.  That's why law enforcement from across the state are stepping up enforcement and increasing awareness on this issue.   As part of the youth alcohol enforcement, The Joplin Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks at several local businesses over the...More >>
  • Community Wipe Away Tears From The Flood

    Community Wipe Away Tears From The Flood

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-05-09 20:34:25 GMT
    Overcoming the recent flood in Southwest Missouri requires the network of a good community. Flood relief efforts after clean up are now getting families back into their homes. On May 8, 2017, free beds and helping hands were donated to 15 families of the Neosho, MO flood by Joplimo Mattress and the Nazarene Church. “Homes were flooded by a wall of water near the old Benton County school” explains Pastor Dustin Ledford. Residents, Christina Brock and her Dad, Gene Brock of ...More >>
    Overcoming the recent flood in Southwest Missouri requires the network of a good community. Flood relief efforts after clean up are now getting families back into their homes. On May 8, 2017, free beds and helping hands were donated to 15 families of the Neosho, MO flood by Joplimo Mattress and the Nazarene Church. “Homes were flooded by a wall of water near the old Benton County school” explains Pastor Dustin Ledford. Residents, Christina Brock and her Dad, Gene Brock of ...More >>
  • Authorities Collaborate For Drug Bust; Two Suspects Charged

    Authorities Collaborate For Drug Bust; Two Suspects Charged

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-05-09 20:01:44 GMT
    On May 5th 2017 the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received information about a drug shipment that was due to be delivered to an address in Seneca Mo. On May  6th  the package was located in Joplin and Newton County Deputies along with the assistance of a Joplin Police Department K9  received a positive hit on it indicating drugs. A search warrant was obtained for the package and just over a pound of Methamphetamines were located inside. On May 8th ...More >>
    On May 5th 2017 the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received information about a drug shipment that was due to be delivered to an address in Seneca Mo. On May  6th  the package was located in Joplin and Newton County Deputies along with the assistance of a Joplin Police Department K9  received a positive hit on it indicating drugs. A search warrant was obtained for the package and just over a pound of Methamphetamines were located inside. On May 8th ...More >>
  • Thomas Jefferson Wins 10th State Scholar Bowl Championship

    Thomas Jefferson Wins 10th State Scholar Bowl Championship

    Monday, May 8 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-05-08 20:34:58 GMT
    The State Champion Scholar Bowl team is (from left): Lane Wilson, Joey Cascone, Preston Johnson, Lex Baird, Savannah Dillard, Garrison Henkle, Tiernon Riesenmy, Jonathan Barnes, Danielle Arevalos, and Hannah Mueller.The State Champion Scholar Bowl team is (from left): Lane Wilson, Joey Cascone, Preston Johnson, Lex Baird, Savannah Dillard, Garrison Henkle, Tiernon Riesenmy, Jonathan Barnes, Danielle Arevalos, and Hannah Mueller.
    Congratulations to the TJ Upper School scholar bowl team on winning the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 1 state championshipin Columbia, Mo. Friday.   This is the 10th state championship for TJ.  Since 2000, TJ has won the state championship 10 times, and has placed 2nd four times.  The 2017 championship team is pictured above, and the team members are Lane Wilson, Joey Cascone, Preston Johnson, Lex Baird, Savann...More >>
    Congratulations to the TJ Upper School scholar bowl team on winning the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 1 state championshipin Columbia, Mo. Friday.   This is the 10th state championship for TJ.  Since 2000, TJ has won the state championship 10 times, and has placed 2nd four times.  The 2017 championship team is pictured above, and the team members are Lane Wilson, Joey Cascone, Preston Johnson, Lex Baird, Savann...More >>
  • Newton County Emergency Management Joins Partners in Opening Resource Center for Disaster Survivors

    Newton County Emergency Management Joins Partners in Opening Resource Center for Disaster Survivors

    Friday, May 5 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-05-05 20:55:37 GMT
    Newton County Emergency Management is partnering with other local disaster assistance organizations to open a “one-stop shop” for survivors of the April Flooding in Newton County.  On May 8th, 2017, the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be open from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Lampo Building, located at 500 East Spring Street, in Neosho, Missouri. Representatives from government, nonprofit and religiously-affiliated disaster relief organizations will also be o...More >>
    Newton County Emergency Management is partnering with other local disaster assistance organizations to open a “one-stop shop” for survivors of the April Flooding in Newton County.  On May 8th, 2017, the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be open from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Lampo Building, located at 500 East Spring Street, in Neosho, Missouri. Representatives from government, nonprofit and religiously-affiliated disaster relief organizations will also be o...More >>
  • MODDC Releases Statement On AHCA

    MODDC Releases Statement On AHCA

    Friday, May 5 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-05-05 20:59:30 GMT

    The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) issues this statement of serious concern with the vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) yesterday that passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 217-213. The Council is a federally funded, 23-member, family-driven Council appointed by the Governor. Sixty percent of our membership consists of parents and individuals who have developmental disabilities. The Council's mandate is to plan, advocate for, and give adv...

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    The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) issues this statement of serious concern with the vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) yesterday that passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 217-213. The Council is a federally funded, 23-member, family-driven Council appointed by the Governor. Sixty percent of our membership consists of parents and individuals who have developmental disabilities. The Council's mandate is to plan, advocate for, and give adv...

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  • Library to close May 14 – 29 to prepare for move to new building

    Library to close May 14 – 29 to prepare for move to new building

    Friday, May 5 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-05-05 20:04:33 GMT
    Staff of the Joplin Public Library is preparing for a monumental task this month – relocating the contents of the 300 South Main facility to its new building at 1901 East 20th Street. There are 120,000 items in the collection that will be moved.  This includes books, periodicals, and audio-visual items for patrons’ use, along with the massive amount of reference materials, operational equipment, computers and office furniture. To complete this job, the...More >>
    Staff of the Joplin Public Library is preparing for a monumental task this month – relocating the contents of the 300 South Main facility to its new building at 1901 East 20th Street. There are 120,000 items in the collection that will be moved.  This includes books, periodicals, and audio-visual items for patrons’ use, along with the massive amount of reference materials, operational equipment, computers and office furniture. To complete this job, the...More >>
  • KDHE announces solid waste grant recipients

    KDHE announces solid waste grant recipients

    Friday, May 5 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-05-05 18:04:23 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management (BWM) has selected the recipients of the Green Schools grants and the waste tire recycling grants for 2017. These annual solid waste grants are awarded to municipalities and school districts across the state. This year, the grants totaled more than $513,000. In 2017, 31 Kansas schools were awarded Green Schools grants from the BWM, with awards ranging from $300 to $4,500. The Green Schools grants totale...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management (BWM) has selected the recipients of the Green Schools grants and the waste tire recycling grants for 2017. These annual solid waste grants are awarded to municipalities and school districts across the state. This year, the grants totaled more than $513,000. In 2017, 31 Kansas schools were awarded Green Schools grants from the BWM, with awards ranging from $300 to $4,500. The Green Schools grants totale...More >>
  • JOPLIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CELEBRATES 100TH ANNUAL BANQUET

    JOPLIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CELEBRATES 100TH ANNUAL BANQUET

    Thursday, May 4 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-05-05 02:01:47 GMT

     The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce held its 100th Annual Banquet this evening at Missouri Southern State University’s Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. The following awards were given out:  Golden Apple Awards sponsored by Empire District – Liberty Utilities Central and Missouri Southern State University (photos courtesy of Storm Stanley) K-2nd Grade – Monica Bay, Jefferson Elementary School 3rd-5th Grade – Christina E...

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     The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce held its 100th Annual Banquet this evening at Missouri Southern State University’s Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. The following awards were given out:  Golden Apple Awards sponsored by Empire District – Liberty Utilities Central and Missouri Southern State University (photos courtesy of Storm Stanley) K-2nd Grade – Monica Bay, Jefferson Elementary School 3rd-5th Grade – Christina E...

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  • Cottey College Receives Boost To Its Science Program Through A $1.75 Million Gift

    Cottey College Receives Boost To Its Science Program Through A $1.75 Million Gift

    Thursday, May 4 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-05-04 19:01:18 GMT

    Dr. Jann Weitzel, president of Cottey College, announces that the college has received one of the largest gifts in its 133 year history in the amount of $1,750,000. The gift will provide a significant boost to Cottey’s growing science program through the creation of scholarships in any science field. Beginning in 2018-2019, scholarships will be awarded from this gift. “We are honored that this anonymous donor chose to make opportunities possible to encourage women to furt...

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    Dr. Jann Weitzel, president of Cottey College, announces that the college has received one of the largest gifts in its 133 year history in the amount of $1,750,000. The gift will provide a significant boost to Cottey’s growing science program through the creation of scholarships in any science field. Beginning in 2018-2019, scholarships will be awarded from this gift. “We are honored that this anonymous donor chose to make opportunities possible to encourage women to furt...

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  • Woman Struck By A Train In Miami

    Woman Struck By A Train In Miami

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-05-03 22:05:48 GMT
    At approximately 1103 on 5-3-2017 Miami Police received a call to the area of 16th and the rail road tracks for a woman who had been struck by a train. The conductor of the train had called and stated a pedestrian had been standing on the tracks in that location. The pedestrian was a 57-year-old woman whose identity had not yet been confirmed. The woman was transported and being treated for injuries sustained in the collision. The cause of the accident is under investigation. More >>
    At approximately 1103 on 5-3-2017 Miami Police received a call to the area of 16th and the rail road tracks for a woman who had been struck by a train. The conductor of the train had called and stated a pedestrian had been standing on the tracks in that location. The pedestrian was a 57-year-old woman whose identity had not yet been confirmed. The woman was transported and being treated for injuries sustained in the collision. The cause of the accident is under investigation. More >>
  • Joplin Parks & Recreation Offering Summer Day Camp Program

    Joplin Parks & Recreation Offering Summer Day Camp Program

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-05-03 20:33:27 GMT
    Enrollment is underway with the Joplin Parks & Recreation summer day camp program for area children 5 to 12 years old. Children will participate in themed weeks throughout the summer and play sports, participate in arts and crafts, game room tournaments, as well as visit Ewert Aquatic Center for swim lessons and swimming. “We’re excited our Camp Director is returning for another year,” said Jessica Johnson, Recreation Coordinator with Joplin Parks and Recreation...More >>
    Enrollment is underway with the Joplin Parks & Recreation summer day camp program for area children 5 to 12 years old. Children will participate in themed weeks throughout the summer and play sports, participate in arts and crafts, game room tournaments, as well as visit Ewert Aquatic Center for swim lessons and swimming. “We’re excited our Camp Director is returning for another year,” said Jessica Johnson, Recreation Coordinator with Joplin Parks and Recreation...More >>
  • Missouri Department of Revenue provides extension for those affected by flooding

    Missouri Department of Revenue provides extension for those affected by flooding

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-05-03 19:18:49 GMT
    Missouri Director of Revenue Joel Walters announced today that he will provide an automatic extension for Missouri taxpayers whose quarterly and monthly tax return filings and payments were delayed by recent flooding and will further waive any vehicle title penalty fees that would have accrued  beginning April 29, 2017 through May 9, 2017 due to flooding.    “Many businesses had a deadline of May 1st to submit quarterly or monthly sales and withholding tax r...More >>
    Missouri Director of Revenue Joel Walters announced today that he will provide an automatic extension for Missouri taxpayers whose quarterly and monthly tax return filings and payments were delayed by recent flooding and will further waive any vehicle title penalty fees that would have accrued  beginning April 29, 2017 through May 9, 2017 due to flooding.    “Many businesses had a deadline of May 1st to submit quarterly or monthly sales and withholding tax r...More >>
  • Rodeo Miami rescheduled for July 3-4, 2017

    Rodeo Miami rescheduled for July 3-4, 2017

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-05-03 19:04:24 GMT
    Officials with Rodeo Miami, Inc. and the City of Miami announced today that Rodeo Miami 2017 will be reschedule for Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th at the Miami Fairgrounds.  With the recent rain and current flooding situation at the Miami Fairgrounds, it is necessary to reschedule the event.  Advanced tickets will continue to be on sale at participating Westco locations, the Miami CVB (111 N Main Street) and the City of Miami Utility Billing Office. ...More >>
    Officials with Rodeo Miami, Inc. and the City of Miami announced today that Rodeo Miami 2017 will be reschedule for Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th at the Miami Fairgrounds.  With the recent rain and current flooding situation at the Miami Fairgrounds, it is necessary to reschedule the event.  Advanced tickets will continue to be on sale at participating Westco locations, the Miami CVB (111 N Main Street) and the City of Miami Utility Billing Office. ...More >>
  • City Of Neosho Recovery Status

    City Of Neosho Recovery Status

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 2:58 PM EDT2017-05-03 18:58:05 GMT
    The recent flooding on Saturday, April 29, 2017 resulted in significant damage throughout the City. This impacted many of our citizens, businesses and City property. On Monday, May 1, 2017, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens visited Neosho and reviewed the damage to this area while meeting with local first responders, the City of Neosho Mayor, and council members. While we are anticipating support from state and federal sources such as SEMA and FEMA, this will only occur as the process ...More >>
    The recent flooding on Saturday, April 29, 2017 resulted in significant damage throughout the City. This impacted many of our citizens, businesses and City property. On Monday, May 1, 2017, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens visited Neosho and reviewed the damage to this area while meeting with local first responders, the City of Neosho Mayor, and council members. While we are anticipating support from state and federal sources such as SEMA and FEMA, this will only occur as the process ...More >>
  • Cottey College Student Receives Prestigious CLS Scholarship

    Cottey College Student Receives Prestigious CLS Scholarship

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-05-03 18:49:02 GMT
    Tiara RowellTiara Rowell
    Cottey College third-year student Tiara Rowell was announced as a recipient of a scholarship from The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. With an acceptance rate of less than ten percent, the CLS is one of the most competitive scholarships in the U.S. and one of the most prestigious foreign language scholarships for U.S. students. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program offers approximately 600...More >>
    Cottey College third-year student Tiara Rowell was announced as a recipient of a scholarship from The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. With an acceptance rate of less than ten percent, the CLS is one of the most competitive scholarships in the U.S. and one of the most prestigious foreign language scholarships for U.S. students. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program offers approximately 600...More >>
  • Arkansas Man Arrested For Assaulting Officer

    Arkansas Man Arrested For Assaulting Officer

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-05-02 20:39:28 GMT
    John WeeksJohn Weeks
    A McDonald County Sheriff's Officer performed a traffic stop on Monday night. According to McDonald County Sheriff's Office, the suspect attempted to put the car in drive and leave. The officer reached in to put the car in park. The suspect then hit the officer several times in the head with brass knuckles. The car went in reverse and hit the patrol car.   During the struggle a reserve officer/Pineville mayor came over from a nearby ballpark and helped the officer restrain ...More >>
    A McDonald County Sheriff's Officer performed a traffic stop on Monday night. According to McDonald County Sheriff's Office, the suspect attempted to put the car in drive and leave. The officer reached in to put the car in park. The suspect then hit the officer several times in the head with brass knuckles. The car went in reverse and hit the patrol car.   During the struggle a reserve officer/Pineville mayor came over from a nearby ballpark and helped the officer restrain ...More >>
  • Tulsa Man's Death Under Investigation Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

    Tulsa Man's Death Under Investigation Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-05-02 20:09:31 GMT
    James McFarlandJames McFarland
    The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death 64 year-old, James Alan McFarland, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. McFarland was found deceased on Sunday afternoon in extreme southeast Cherokee County.  On Monday, an autopsy was conducted by Frontier Forensics in Kansas City.  At this time, the investigation into McFarland’s death remains ongoing and Cherokee County investigators are asking that anyone who has recently seen or had contact with McFarland con...More >>
    The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death 64 year-old, James Alan McFarland, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. McFarland was found deceased on Sunday afternoon in extreme southeast Cherokee County.  On Monday, an autopsy was conducted by Frontier Forensics in Kansas City.  At this time, the investigation into McFarland’s death remains ongoing and Cherokee County investigators are asking that anyone who has recently seen or had contact with McFarland con...More >>
  • Mercy Expands Cardiology Services to Arma

    Mercy Expands Cardiology Services to Arma

    Monday, May 1 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-05-01 19:11:25 GMT
    Dr. M. Qasim Najib now sees patients at Mercy Clinic Cardiology – Arma, 601 E. Washington. Dr. Najib also is available for appointments in Columbus, Oswego and Fort Scott. “I’m excited to expand cardiology care to now include Crawford County,” he said. “Along with two locations in Cherokee County, as well as Fort Scott, patients have the convenience of heart care close to home.” Dr. Najib started in October as a fellowship-trained cardiologis...More >>
    Dr. M. Qasim Najib now sees patients at Mercy Clinic Cardiology – Arma, 601 E. Washington. Dr. Najib also is available for appointments in Columbus, Oswego and Fort Scott. “I’m excited to expand cardiology care to now include Crawford County,” he said. “Along with two locations in Cherokee County, as well as Fort Scott, patients have the convenience of heart care close to home.” Dr. Najib started in October as a fellowship-trained cardiologis...More >>
  • McCaskill Statement on Missouri Flooding

    McCaskill Statement on Missouri Flooding

    Monday, May 1 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-05-01 17:38:22 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)
     U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement on flooding in Missouri: “This is a scary situation for communities across our state. But we're seeing again that Missourians are resilient, and we know how to come together when homes and lives are at risk. I'm thankful for that, and I'm praying for the families affected. Everyone should pay close attention to guidance from first responders and local officials. And I'm ready to assist with any federal r...More >>
     U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement on flooding in Missouri: “This is a scary situation for communities across our state. But we're seeing again that Missourians are resilient, and we know how to come together when homes and lives are at risk. I'm thankful for that, and I'm praying for the families affected. Everyone should pay close attention to guidance from first responders and local officials. And I'm ready to assist with any federal r...More >>
  • Blunt Statement on Missouri Flooding

    Blunt Statement on Missouri Flooding

    Monday, May 1 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-05-01 17:36:43 GMT
    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on the damaging flooding across southern Missouri: “My thoughts are with all of the families and communities that have been affected by the widespread flooding in our state,” Blunt said. “I am grateful for all of the first responders and emergency management personnel who are working around the clock to keep people safe. With dangerous conditions expected to continue, and additional areas at risk, I will ...More >>
    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on the damaging flooding across southern Missouri: “My thoughts are with all of the families and communities that have been affected by the widespread flooding in our state,” Blunt said. “I am grateful for all of the first responders and emergency management personnel who are working around the clock to keep people safe. With dangerous conditions expected to continue, and additional areas at risk, I will ...More >>
  • Neosho Schools To Be In Session May 2nd

    Neosho Schools To Be In Session May 2nd

    Monday, May 1 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-05-01 18:59:16 GMT

    School Cancelled Tomorrow School will be cancelled tomorrow, Monday, May 1st. We are closing for two main reasons: to allow our team and students who have lost homes/belongings time to recoup and get a little more settled, and to help out the city of Neosho. Emergency Empire crews have been working around the clock to restore energy to pump water. Three of our buildings are the highest water users in the city and in one day of our buildings being open, we will deplete what is stored....

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    School Cancelled Tomorrow School will be cancelled tomorrow, Monday, May 1st. We are closing for two main reasons: to allow our team and students who have lost homes/belongings time to recoup and get a little more settled, and to help out the city of Neosho. Emergency Empire crews have been working around the clock to restore energy to pump water. Three of our buildings are the highest water users in the city and in one day of our buildings being open, we will deplete what is stored....

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  • NEO Upward Bound Student Accepted to Harvard University

    NEO Upward Bound Student Accepted to Harvard University

    Friday, April 28 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-04-28 17:55:26 GMT
    James WalkingstickJames Walkingstick
    “Dear Mr. Walkingstick, I am delighted to inform you…” When James Walkingstick of Afton, Okla. read his Harvard University acceptance letter, he could hardly believe it. After being rejected under Early Decision for missing documents, he had re-applied under Regular Decision. “I sincerely thought there was no way I would be accepted,” he said. “That made receiving the acceptance letter in March so much better. After finding out, I called over half...More >>
    “Dear Mr. Walkingstick, I am delighted to inform you…” When James Walkingstick of Afton, Okla. read his Harvard University acceptance letter, he could hardly believe it. After being rejected under Early Decision for missing documents, he had re-applied under Regular Decision. “I sincerely thought there was no way I would be accepted,” he said. “That made receiving the acceptance letter in March so much better. After finding out, I called over half...More >>
  • Tech Students Sign to Continue Education at Crowder

    Tech Students Sign to Continue Education at Crowder

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:42:39 GMT
    Sixty-eight area high students from the Crowder Technical Education Center (CTEC) signed letters of intent today to continue their education at Crowder College this fall. “We are excited to have so many decide to continue their education with Crowder. As a community college we are focused on building a skilled employee to support our regions workforce,” stated Cindy Brown, Director of Public Information. CTEC offers area high school students from Diamond, East Newton, Mc...More >>
    Sixty-eight area high students from the Crowder Technical Education Center (CTEC) signed letters of intent today to continue their education at Crowder College this fall. “We are excited to have so many decide to continue their education with Crowder. As a community college we are focused on building a skilled employee to support our regions workforce,” stated Cindy Brown, Director of Public Information. CTEC offers area high school students from Diamond, East Newton, Mc...More >>
  • Freeman Recognized for Organ and Tissue Donation

    Freeman Recognized for Organ and Tissue Donation

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:18:42 GMT
    Freeman Health System was recognized by Midwest Transplant Network with an Excellence in Donation Award for organ and tissue donations. To be eligible, hospitals must have at least four eligible organ donors with a conversion rate of at least 80 percent, and at least 15 eligible tissue donors with a conversion rate of at least 40 percent. Patients at Freeman, who donated the precious gift of life, enabled 26 organs to be transplanted in 2016, giving recipients a second chan...More >>
    Freeman Health System was recognized by Midwest Transplant Network with an Excellence in Donation Award for organ and tissue donations. To be eligible, hospitals must have at least four eligible organ donors with a conversion rate of at least 80 percent, and at least 15 eligible tissue donors with a conversion rate of at least 40 percent. Patients at Freeman, who donated the precious gift of life, enabled 26 organs to be transplanted in 2016, giving recipients a second chan...More >>
  • Mercy Hospital Joplin Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

    Mercy Hospital Joplin Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-04-26 19:56:52 GMT

    Mercy Hospital Joplin was among high-performing hospitals across the U.S. to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients. Hospital Safety Scores assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system. Those scores were announced this week by The Leapfrog Group...

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    Mercy Hospital Joplin was among high-performing hospitals across the U.S. to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients. Hospital Safety Scores assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system. Those scores were announced this week by The Leapfrog Group...

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  • Freeman Recognized for Patient Safety

    Freeman Recognized for Patient Safety

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-04-25 19:20:05 GMT
    Freeman Health System was honored with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Score. Freeman is one of 22 hospitals in Missouri to receive the grade. The score rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections. “This rating reflects our staff’s commitment to providing the highest level of patient safety and quality of care to our patients,” said Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Ex...More >>
    Freeman Health System was honored with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Score. Freeman is one of 22 hospitals in Missouri to receive the grade. The score rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections. “This rating reflects our staff’s commitment to providing the highest level of patient safety and quality of care to our patients,” said Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Ex...More >>
  • PHS Theatre Receives 17 Nominations for Jester Awards

    PHS Theatre Receives 17 Nominations for Jester Awards

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-04-25 19:09:49 GMT
    Music Theatre Wichita officially announced on Monday that Pittsburg High School is among the nominees for the 16th Annual Jester Awards, a program designed to celebrate excellence in high school musical theatre. Each year, trained volunteer judges attend and evaluate dozens of performances. Last year, PHS was nominated for 18 awards, receiving 14 plus a Jester scholarship. This year, 94 judges viewed 129 performances of 44 productions, involving more than 2,500 students and 38 s...More >>
    Music Theatre Wichita officially announced on Monday that Pittsburg High School is among the nominees for the 16th Annual Jester Awards, a program designed to celebrate excellence in high school musical theatre. Each year, trained volunteer judges attend and evaluate dozens of performances. Last year, PHS was nominated for 18 awards, receiving 14 plus a Jester scholarship. This year, 94 judges viewed 129 performances of 44 productions, involving more than 2,500 students and 38 s...More >>
  • MSSU team wins 2017 Missouri Sputum Bowl

    MSSU team wins 2017 Missouri Sputum Bowl

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:05:25 GMT
    Pictured are (from left) Glenda Pippen, Allison Banze, Tyler Elsten, Jordan Blythe and Shonna Gonzales.Pictured are (from left) Glenda Pippen, Allison Banze, Tyler Elsten, Jordan Blythe and Shonna Gonzales.
    A team of respiratory care students from Missouri Southern State University has taken home top honors in the annual Missouri Society for Respiratory Care Sputum Bowl. The competition was held during the Missouri Society for Respiratory Care (MSRC) state conference, held April 19-21 at Lake of the Ozarks. Questions test the students’ knowledge in areas such as anatomy and physiology, chemistry and physics, diagnostics and neo-natal pediatrics. Glenda Pippin, director of  M...More >>
    A team of respiratory care students from Missouri Southern State University has taken home top honors in the annual Missouri Society for Respiratory Care Sputum Bowl. The competition was held during the Missouri Society for Respiratory Care (MSRC) state conference, held April 19-21 at Lake of the Ozarks. Questions test the students’ knowledge in areas such as anatomy and physiology, chemistry and physics, diagnostics and neo-natal pediatrics. Glenda Pippin, director of  M...More >>
  • Pittsburg PD Investigates Accident Involving Student & Bus

    Pittsburg PD Investigates Accident Involving Student & Bus

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-04-25 17:03:10 GMT

    As school was letting out, there was an accident involving a middle school aged student and a Pittsburg Community Schools USD 250 school bus. By 3:30 PM, a second bus was dispatched to finish the original route as police began an investigation. The student was taken by ambulance to the hospital to receive treatment. “The safety of our students is our number one priority,” Superintendent Destry Brown said. “We are working in cooperation with the Pittsburg Police De...

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    As school was letting out, there was an accident involving a middle school aged student and a Pittsburg Community Schools USD 250 school bus. By 3:30 PM, a second bus was dispatched to finish the original route as police began an investigation. The student was taken by ambulance to the hospital to receive treatment. “The safety of our students is our number one priority,” Superintendent Destry Brown said. “We are working in cooperation with the Pittsburg Police De...

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  • ACRH Awarded Hospital Accreditation From The Joint Commission

    ACRH Awarded Hospital Accreditation From The Joint Commission

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:28:56 GMT

    Allen County Regional Hospital today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.  Allen County Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey on November 1, 2016. During ...

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    Allen County Regional Hospital today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.  Allen County Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey on November 1, 2016. During ...

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  • Kansas City University names Edward R. O’Connor, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs

    Kansas City University names Edward R. O’Connor, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:23 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:23:53 GMT
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) announces the appointment of Edward R. O'Connor, PhD, MBA, FACHE, to the position of provost and executive vice president for Academic and Research Affairs. O'Connor comes to KCU from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where for the past three years he served as provost and chief academic officer, and professor in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine. Prior to his roles at Creighton University...More >>
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) announces the appointment of Edward R. O'Connor, PhD, MBA, FACHE, to the position of provost and executive vice president for Academic and Research Affairs. O'Connor comes to KCU from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where for the past three years he served as provost and chief academic officer, and professor in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine. Prior to his roles at Creighton University...More >>
  • Department of Revenue turns documents over to Auditor Galloway

    Department of Revenue turns documents over to Auditor Galloway

    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-04-20 22:20:56 GMT
    One day after Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a subpoena, the Department of Revenue has delivered a stack of documents to the State Auditor's Office. "After weeks of my staff requesting the information and after taking the unprecedented step of issuing a subpoena, my office has received the Department of Revenue's response. I am hopeful that in the future the issuance of a subpoena will not be necessary for my office to do its job protecting taxpayers," Audito...More >>
    One day after Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a subpoena, the Department of Revenue has delivered a stack of documents to the State Auditor's Office. "After weeks of my staff requesting the information and after taking the unprecedented step of issuing a subpoena, my office has received the Department of Revenue's response. I am hopeful that in the future the issuance of a subpoena will not be necessary for my office to do its job protecting taxpayers," Audito...More >>
  • Auditor Galloway issues subpoena to Department of Revenue

    Auditor Galloway issues subpoena to Department of Revenue

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-04-19 18:15:26 GMT
    Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued a subpoena to the Department of Revenue to require the department turn over information on its management of income tax refunds. The subpoena was issued six weeks after Auditor Galloway first requested the information as part of an audit to ensure Missourians receive their tax refunds within the time period required by law. "If the new administration intends to operate behind a wall of secrecy, I will use the full aut...More >>
    Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued a subpoena to the Department of Revenue to require the department turn over information on its management of income tax refunds. The subpoena was issued six weeks after Auditor Galloway first requested the information as part of an audit to ensure Missourians receive their tax refunds within the time period required by law. "If the new administration intends to operate behind a wall of secrecy, I will use the full aut...More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback appoints Sen. Jake LaTurner as Kansas State Treasurer

    Governor Sam Brownback appoints Sen. Jake LaTurner as Kansas State Treasurer

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-04-18 16:43:36 GMT

    “Being selected to serve as state treasurer is both humbling and exciting,” said Senator LaTurner. “I look forward to getting to work, meeting with folks across the state and continuing the quality work that Kansans have rightly come to expect from their state treasurer.”

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    “Being selected to serve as state treasurer is both humbling and exciting,” said Senator LaTurner. “I look forward to getting to work, meeting with folks across the state and continuing the quality work that Kansans have rightly come to expect from their state treasurer.”

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  • Joplin Man Arrested For Making Threat Against Area Hospital

    Joplin Man Arrested For Making Threat Against Area Hospital

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-04-18 16:40:28 GMT
    Charles OvaCharles Ova
    This morning, at 7:37 a.m. the Joplin Police Department received a call from Mercy staff regarding threats they had received. Charles D. Ova (51) of Joplin had been treated at Mercy on April 16th, 2017 and was arguing about his treatment. During the phone call, it is reported that Ova threatened to bring a semi-automatic (AR style) rifle to the hospital and shoot people. At 9:09 a.m. Ova was contacted and arrested at his home. He is currently in the Joplin City Jail and paperwork is ...More >>
    This morning, at 7:37 a.m. the Joplin Police Department received a call from Mercy staff regarding threats they had received. Charles D. Ova (51) of Joplin had been treated at Mercy on April 16th, 2017 and was arguing about his treatment. During the phone call, it is reported that Ova threatened to bring a semi-automatic (AR style) rifle to the hospital and shoot people. At 9:09 a.m. Ova was contacted and arrested at his home. He is currently in the Joplin City Jail and paperwork is ...More >>
  • Pursuit leads to three arrests after help from local citizens

    Pursuit leads to three arrests after help from local citizens

    Monday, April 17 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-04-17 17:05:49 GMT
    Michael GilbertMichael Gilbert
    Three people were taken into custody Saturday afternoon thanks to the help of area citizens. According to a press release issued Monday morning, Vernon County Sheriff’s Officials are saying a vehicle pursuit was called out when a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a pickup after he confirmed the tags did not come back to that vehicle. The pursuit went North on I49 and ended east of Harwood when it attempted to drive through a field and became stuck. Vernon County Sheriff...More >>
    Three people were taken into custody Saturday afternoon thanks to the help of area citizens. According to a press release issued Monday morning, Vernon County Sheriff’s Officials are saying a vehicle pursuit was called out when a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a pickup after he confirmed the tags did not come back to that vehicle. The pursuit went North on I49 and ended east of Harwood when it attempted to drive through a field and became stuck. Vernon County Sheriff...More >>
  • Coffeyville Police Department Releases Details of Triple Shooting

    Coffeyville Police Department Releases Details of Triple Shooting

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-04-18 21:35:50 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of KGGFPhoto Courtesy of KGGF

    "At this point in the investigation we do not have any evidence establishing this was drug related or a robbery, and we are not investigating any other individuals." said Police Chief Kwin Bromley.  "We still do not have a motive for the shootings."

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    "At this point in the investigation we do not have any evidence establishing this was drug related or a robbery, and we are not investigating any other individuals." said Police Chief Kwin Bromley.  "We still do not have a motive for the shootings."

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  • Cottey College Selected from Among Thousands as a Best Value School Award Recipient

    Cottey College Selected from Among Thousands as a Best Value School Award Recipient

    Thursday, April 13 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-04-13 20:03:20 GMT
    Cottey College has been selected out of nearly 8,000 postsecondary schools as a recipient of the 2017 Best Value School award. The award is issued by University Research and Review (URR) at (http://www.bestvaluecolleges.org/about-bvc.php), a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school. “In the last two years, Cottey has been privileged to be recognized by several ranking organizations. This honor from University Research and Review...More >>
    Cottey College has been selected out of nearly 8,000 postsecondary schools as a recipient of the 2017 Best Value School award. The award is issued by University Research and Review (URR) at (http://www.bestvaluecolleges.org/about-bvc.php), a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school. “In the last two years, Cottey has been privileged to be recognized by several ranking organizations. This honor from University Research and Review...More >>
  • Carthage PD Looking For Male Involved in Sexual Molestation Investigation

    Carthage PD Looking For Male Involved in Sexual Molestation Investigation

    Thursday, April 13 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-04-13 16:26:51 GMT
    Isaac BenzIsaac Benz
    On 04/11/2017, a report was made by a 14 year old female victim who disclosed she was sexually molested by 25 year old Isaac Benz. Through the investigation by the Carthage Police Department, numerous subjects were interviewed. The victim was interviewed forensically at Children’s Center in Joplin, MO. The report information concerning Benz was filed with the Jasper County Prosecutor who requested a warrant for his apprehension. A warrant was issued for Isaac Benz’s arres...More >>
    On 04/11/2017, a report was made by a 14 year old female victim who disclosed she was sexually molested by 25 year old Isaac Benz. Through the investigation by the Carthage Police Department, numerous subjects were interviewed. The victim was interviewed forensically at Children’s Center in Joplin, MO. The report information concerning Benz was filed with the Jasper County Prosecutor who requested a warrant for his apprehension. A warrant was issued for Isaac Benz’s arres...More >>
  • Freeman Neosho Rehabilitation Services Receives FOTO® Award

    Freeman Neosho Rehabilitation Services Receives FOTO® Award

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-04-12 21:37:06 GMT
    (left to right) Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer, Renee Denton, Freeman Neosho Hospital Chief Operating Officer; Ryan Collier, Freeman Neosho Hospital Director of Rehabilitation Services(left to right) Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer, Renee Denton, Freeman Neosho Hospital Chief Operating Officer; Ryan Collier, Freeman Neosho Hospital Director of Rehabilitation Services
    Freeman Neosho Rehabilitation Services has been recognized by Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO®) for the Outcomes Excellence Award for othopaedic rehabilitation. FOTO is a national performance and benchmarking organization that gathers patient outcome data from more than 4,200 clinics and is based on 11 million patient assessments. Patient outcomes are measures of the effectiveness of orthopaedic physical therapy – how much improvement providers are able to help pa...More >>
    Freeman Neosho Rehabilitation Services has been recognized by Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO®) for the Outcomes Excellence Award for othopaedic rehabilitation. FOTO is a national performance and benchmarking organization that gathers patient outcome data from more than 4,200 clinics and is based on 11 million patient assessments. Patient outcomes are measures of the effectiveness of orthopaedic physical therapy – how much improvement providers are able to help pa...More >>
  • Turkey Hunt Under Investigation After Two Males Injured

    Turkey Hunt Under Investigation After Two Males Injured

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-04-12 21:24:49 GMT
    On April 12, 2017 Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of 2 male subjects with gunshot wounds that had been transported by private vehicle to Girard Medical Center (GMC) in Girard, KS. The male subjects were reportedly turkey hunting in rural Crawford County, KS west of Girard with a third male subject. According to the subject that drove them to the hospital, the 3 of them were in Crawford County from out of state to hunt turkeys and had leased private property w...More >>
    On April 12, 2017 Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of 2 male subjects with gunshot wounds that had been transported by private vehicle to Girard Medical Center (GMC) in Girard, KS. The male subjects were reportedly turkey hunting in rural Crawford County, KS west of Girard with a third male subject. According to the subject that drove them to the hospital, the 3 of them were in Crawford County from out of state to hunt turkeys and had leased private property w...More >>
  • Cardiovascular ICU Nurse Receives DAISY Award

    Cardiovascular ICU Nurse Receives DAISY Award

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-04-12 19:48:02 GMT
    Priscilla Atwood, a registered nurse in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU) at Mercy Hospital Joplin, tries to treat others as she’d like to be treated. Thus, it’s no surprise she was selected as the hospital’s third DAISY Award recipient April 7. “I always talk to patients and make sure they are treated very dignified because you never know when you may be the next one lying there,” Atwood said after receiving the award, which “honor...More >>
    Priscilla Atwood, a registered nurse in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU) at Mercy Hospital Joplin, tries to treat others as she’d like to be treated. Thus, it’s no surprise she was selected as the hospital’s third DAISY Award recipient April 7. “I always talk to patients and make sure they are treated very dignified because you never know when you may be the next one lying there,” Atwood said after receiving the award, which “honor...More >>
  • Vernon Countian Wins Charles Braithwait Leadership Award

    Vernon Countian Wins Charles Braithwait Leadership Award

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-04-12 19:00:34 GMT

    Springfield, MO- West Central Missouri Community Action Agency (West Central) is proud to announce that it’s longest tenured employee, Marye Sanderson, received the prestigious Charles Braithwait Leadership Award at the Missouri CAN (Community Action Network) State Conference held at the University Plaza Hotel, April 4-6th. West Central has been in existence for 52 years (since 1965) and Sanderson has worked for the agency for 45 of those 52 years making her the longest tenured...

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    Springfield, MO- West Central Missouri Community Action Agency (West Central) is proud to announce that it’s longest tenured employee, Marye Sanderson, received the prestigious Charles Braithwait Leadership Award at the Missouri CAN (Community Action Network) State Conference held at the University Plaza Hotel, April 4-6th. West Central has been in existence for 52 years (since 1965) and Sanderson has worked for the agency for 45 of those 52 years making her the longest tenured...

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  • Parks and Rec offering swap meet opportunities through JoMo Junkin’

    Parks and Rec offering swap meet opportunities through JoMo Junkin’

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-04-12 18:42:53 GMT
    Looking to sell your junk or search for new treasures? Joplin Parks and Recreation is hosting a NEW 2017 event that will help you do just that! JoMo Junkin' will be held at the Joplin Memorial Hall parking lot on the first Saturday of each month starting in May and running through October. The event will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free to shoppers.  The department is currently searching for vendors to participate in JoMo Junkin'! Vendors may sign up fo...More >>
    Looking to sell your junk or search for new treasures? Joplin Parks and Recreation is hosting a NEW 2017 event that will help you do just that! JoMo Junkin' will be held at the Joplin Memorial Hall parking lot on the first Saturday of each month starting in May and running through October. The event will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free to shoppers.  The department is currently searching for vendors to participate in JoMo Junkin'! Vendors may sign up fo...More >>
  • Two Joplin Men Sentenced For Attempted Armed Bank Robbery Foiled by Customer

    Two Joplin Men Sentenced For Attempted Armed Bank Robbery Foiled by Customer

    Friday, June 30 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-06-30 22:31:53 GMT

    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to the attempted armed robbery of Pinnacle Bank in Joplin. Jimmy Eisenhour, 36, of Joplin, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a Jan. 18, 2017, superseding indictment. By pleading guilty today, Eisenhour admitted that he aided and abetted in the robbery of Pinnacle Bank, 1316 E. 32nd ...

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    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to the attempted armed robbery of Pinnacle Bank in Joplin. Jimmy Eisenhour, 36, of Joplin, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a Jan. 18, 2017, superseding indictment. By pleading guilty today, Eisenhour admitted that he aided and abetted in the robbery of Pinnacle Bank, 1316 E. 32nd ...

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  • SugarCreek plans to create 70 new jobs in Carthage

    SugarCreek plans to create 70 new jobs in Carthage

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-11 20:58:00 GMT
    Last month, Gov. Eric Greitens announced four business expansions across the state including SugarCreek which is planning to create 70 new jobs. "We are working hard every single day to get more jobs with higher pay for Missourians—and businesses and companies across our state are taking notice of the new direction we’re taking the state," said Gov. Eric Greitens. "More companies around Missouri have made plans to expand, and we know that every job they cre...More >>
    Last month, Gov. Eric Greitens announced four business expansions across the state including SugarCreek which is planning to create 70 new jobs. "We are working hard every single day to get more jobs with higher pay for Missourians—and businesses and companies across our state are taking notice of the new direction we’re taking the state," said Gov. Eric Greitens. "More companies around Missouri have made plans to expand, and we know that every job they cre...More >>
  • Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Small Business of the Year Finalists

    Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Small Business of the Year Finalists

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-04-11 19:58:46 GMT
    The 2017 Small Business of the Year finalists were announced at the Small Business of the Year Nominee brunch today. Forty-five small businesses were nominated, and nine are finalists. The winners will be announced at the 100th Annual Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet May 4. The finalists are: 1-10 Employees Binky Guy Custom T’s Forged Waterjet Fabrications Industrial Physical Therapy, Inc. 11-50 Employees Joplin Metro Credit Union Living Green Interior L...More >>
    The 2017 Small Business of the Year finalists were announced at the Small Business of the Year Nominee brunch today. Forty-five small businesses were nominated, and nine are finalists. The winners will be announced at the 100th Annual Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet May 4. The finalists are: 1-10 Employees Binky Guy Custom T’s Forged Waterjet Fabrications Industrial Physical Therapy, Inc. 11-50 Employees Joplin Metro Credit Union Living Green Interior L...More >>
  • Neosho Transportation Development District Property Owners Re-elect Board Members Frank Adams and Ray Stipp

    Neosho Transportation Development District Property Owners Re-elect Board Members Frank Adams and Ray Stipp

    Monday, April 10 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-04-10 20:10:52 GMT
    On April 7, 2017, the Neosho Transportation Development District held its annual property owners meeting at the Hale McGinty Business Development Center in Neosho. The purpose of this meeting was for property owners to vote in-person, or by proxy for two members of the board of directors. Proxy instructions were required to be received by 3:00 p.m. on April 7th, with the voting scheduled to occur during the annual property owners meeting later that day. Property owner votes reflect t...More >>
    On April 7, 2017, the Neosho Transportation Development District held its annual property owners meeting at the Hale McGinty Business Development Center in Neosho. The purpose of this meeting was for property owners to vote in-person, or by proxy for two members of the board of directors. Proxy instructions were required to be received by 3:00 p.m. on April 7th, with the voting scheduled to occur during the annual property owners meeting later that day. Property owner votes reflect t...More >>
  • GRDA Police investigate body found in Coal Creek, Ottawa County

    GRDA Police investigate body found in Coal Creek, Ottawa County

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-04-12 18:05:54 GMT

    The Grand River Dam Authority Police Department, along with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, responded  to the Coal Creek Bridge area (Ottawa County ) Monday morning after receiving reports of a body in the creek.   The body of a male, approximately 50 years old, was recovered and has now been turned over to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner Office. Identification is pending and the investigation is ongoing. No other details are available at this time.

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    The Grand River Dam Authority Police Department, along with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, responded  to the Coal Creek Bridge area (Ottawa County ) Monday morning after receiving reports of a body in the creek.   The body of a male, approximately 50 years old, was recovered and has now been turned over to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner Office. Identification is pending and the investigation is ongoing. No other details are available at this time.

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  • Autopsy Performed on Menapace; Investigation still open

    Autopsy Performed on Menapace; Investigation still open

    Monday, April 10 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-04-10 19:27:30 GMT
    Update #2 April 10, 2017 An autopsy was conducted Sunday regarding Ms. Menapace’s death. The preliminary findings indicated that her death was due to medial reasons. The investigation has not been closed out, however no foul play anticipated. Update #1 The subject located this morning has been identified at Candace R. Menapace (45) of Joplin. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow morning at Frontier Forensics Midwest in Kansas City. This is an ongoing investigation at this...More >>
    Update #2 April 10, 2017 An autopsy was conducted Sunday regarding Ms. Menapace’s death. The preliminary findings indicated that her death was due to medial reasons. The investigation has not been closed out, however no foul play anticipated. Update #1 The subject located this morning has been identified at Candace R. Menapace (45) of Joplin. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow morning at Frontier Forensics Midwest in Kansas City. This is an ongoing investigation at this...More >>
  • Axe Library hosts book sale

    Axe Library hosts book sale

    Monday, April 10 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-04-10 18:36:33 GMT
    Pittsburg State University’s Axe Library will host its annual book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, on the plaza in front of the building. The sale is open to the public. Prices for books range from 50 cents to $2 and all proceeds go to support library programs. In case of rain, the sale will be held inside the library. More >>
    Pittsburg State University’s Axe Library will host its annual book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, on the plaza in front of the building. The sale is open to the public. Prices for books range from 50 cents to $2 and all proceeds go to support library programs. In case of rain, the sale will be held inside the library. More >>
  • JPD Arrest Teacher For Statutory Rape

    JPD Arrest Teacher For Statutory Rape

    Friday, April 7 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-04-07 21:07:08 GMT
    Amanda SchweitzerAmanda Schweitzer

    On March 29th, 2017 the Joplin School District reported to the Police Department that a middle school teacher had allegedly sent nude photos of herself to male students. Today, as a result of that investigation Amanda R. Schweitzer (37) of Joplin was arrested on a Jasper County Warrant for Statutory Rape in the First Degree. She is currently in the Joplin City Jail. Bond has been set at $40,000 cash or surety and $10,000 cash only. 

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    On March 29th, 2017 the Joplin School District reported to the Police Department that a middle school teacher had allegedly sent nude photos of herself to male students. Today, as a result of that investigation Amanda R. Schweitzer (37) of Joplin was arrested on a Jasper County Warrant for Statutory Rape in the First Degree. She is currently in the Joplin City Jail. Bond has been set at $40,000 cash or surety and $10,000 cash only. 

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  • Two Vehicle Crash Takes MO Deputy's Life

    Two Vehicle Crash Takes MO Deputy's Life

    Friday, April 7 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-04-07 20:51:32 GMT
    A Barry County, MO Sheriff's Deputy loses his life in a crash with a school bus. It happened just before 11:00 a.m. this morning on Highway 37 south of Washburn. Investigators say 56-year-old Master Sgt. Carl Cosper of Pineville was driving a Sheriff's Department SUV when it crashed with a Washburn School Bus. According to the crash report, the bus driver failed to yield to Cosper when turning left on the highway. There were no children on board the bus. Cosper was pronounced dead at ...More >>
    A Barry County, MO Sheriff's Deputy loses his life in a crash with a school bus. It happened just before 11:00 a.m. this morning on Highway 37 south of Washburn. Investigators say 56-year-old Master Sgt. Carl Cosper of Pineville was driving a Sheriff's Department SUV when it crashed with a Washburn School Bus. According to the crash report, the bus driver failed to yield to Cosper when turning left on the highway. There were no children on board the bus. Cosper was pronounced dead at ...More >>
  • McDonald County Woman Sentenced For 2015 Murder; Defense Files Appeal

    McDonald County Woman Sentenced For 2015 Murder; Defense Files Appeal

    Monday, May 15 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-05-15 21:29:50 GMT
    Patricia HalversonPatricia Halverson

    A sentencing hearing was held today before the Honorable Calvin Holden in the case of Patricia "Trish" Halverson.  Halverson was convicted of Attempted Murder in the second degree and armed criminal action on March 18, 2017 following a bench trial held in Newton County.

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    A sentencing hearing was held today before the Honorable Calvin Holden in the case of Patricia "Trish" Halverson.  Halverson was convicted of Attempted Murder in the second degree and armed criminal action on March 18, 2017 following a bench trial held in Newton County.

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  • Man Sentenced: $350,000 Worth of MDMA Seized in Pittsburg

    Man Sentenced: $350,000 Worth of MDMA Seized in Pittsburg

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-04-25 22:49:29 GMT

    The Kansas Attorney General's Office has filed charges, following a multi-agency drug bust in Southeast Kansas. A Pittsburg man was arrested Thursday, after law enforcement seized 10 pounds of narcotics in his Pittsburg apartment.

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    The Kansas Attorney General's Office has filed charges, following a multi-agency drug bust in Southeast Kansas. A Pittsburg man was arrested Thursday, after law enforcement seized 10 pounds of narcotics in his Pittsburg apartment.

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  • Ruttgen Sentenced For 2016 Murder

    Ruttgen Sentenced For 2016 Murder

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-06-27 21:43:24 GMT

    According to Crawford County Attorney, Michael Gayoso, Carl Ruttgen was sentenced

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    According to Crawford County Attorney, Michael Gayoso, Carl Ruttgen was sentenced

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  • Kidwell Charged w/ Reckless Driving

    Kidwell Charged w/ Reckless Driving

    Thursday, May 4 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-05-04 21:31:43 GMT

    Kidwell, was the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed bicyclist Glenda Taylor who was participating in a race near Walnut, Kansas on June 7, 2015.

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    Kidwell, was the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed bicyclist Glenda Taylor who was participating in a race near Walnut, Kansas on June 7, 2015.

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  • Bennett Competent To Stand Trial For Quadruple Homicide

    Bennett Competent To Stand Trial For Quadruple Homicide

    Monday, April 17 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-04-17 20:27:54 GMT

    If David Bennett Jr. is found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of Cami Umbarger and her three children in Parsons, he will be the 10th Kansas inmate on "death row".

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    If David Bennett Jr. is found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of Cami Umbarger and her three children in Parsons, he will be the 10th Kansas inmate on "death row".

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