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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

    Deputy Involved Shooting In Vernon County

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-06-21 20:40:36 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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  • Brooke Robinson Benefit - June 25th

    Brooke Robinson Benefit - June 25th

    Thursday, June 15 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-06-15 19:14:50 GMT
    On Sunday June 25th from 12:00p-5:00p at Sidelines Sports Bar (1802 S Main Street) a benefit will be held with all proceeds going to the family of Brooke Nicolle Robinson. The event will include a silent auction, buffet style food service, comedy by Preston Lacey, live music, children’s activities, and refreshments. The location is 18th Street between Joplin Avenue and Main. This event will feature a 21+ area inside of Sidelines Sports Bar and a family friendly area outside of t...More >>
    On Sunday June 25th from 12:00p-5:00p at Sidelines Sports Bar (1802 S Main Street) a benefit will be held with all proceeds going to the family of Brooke Nicolle Robinson. The event will include a silent auction, buffet style food service, comedy by Preston Lacey, live music, children’s activities, and refreshments. The location is 18th Street between Joplin Avenue and Main. This event will feature a 21+ area inside of Sidelines Sports Bar and a family friendly area outside of t...More >>
  • Just Off Broadway Theatre Camp enrollment now open

    Just Off Broadway Theatre Camp enrollment now open

    Thursday, June 15 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-06-15 18:10:51 GMT
    Enrollment is now open for Just Off Broadway Summer Theatre, an intensive two-week workshop directed by award-winning theatre director Greg Shaw of Pittsburg High School and Pittsburg Community Theatre. The camp will be held Aug. 7 to 12 to Aug. 14-18.  Past shows have included High School Musical Jr. and Legally Blonde Jr. This year's show will be All Shook Up, a musical comedy that includes hit tunes by Elvis. The camp is open to students from sixth through 10th grades and inc...More >>
    Enrollment is now open for Just Off Broadway Summer Theatre, an intensive two-week workshop directed by award-winning theatre director Greg Shaw of Pittsburg High School and Pittsburg Community Theatre. The camp will be held Aug. 7 to 12 to Aug. 14-18.  Past shows have included High School Musical Jr. and Legally Blonde Jr. This year's show will be All Shook Up, a musical comedy that includes hit tunes by Elvis. The camp is open to students from sixth through 10th grades and inc...More >>
  • 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 >>
  • Four State Farm Show - July 21-23

    Four State Farm Show - July 21-23

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-05-31 21:49:10 GMT
    For decades, the Four State Farm Show has been a mecca to farmers and ranchers seeking to learn about the latest and greatest agricultural technology and equipment. Set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 21, 22 and 23, the Four State Farm Show will provide the agricultural community the opportunity to get a hands-on look at agricultural goods and services provided in the region — some which are not available on dealer lots and are exclusively seen at events such as this one....More >>
    For decades, the Four State Farm Show has been a mecca to farmers and ranchers seeking to learn about the latest and greatest agricultural technology and equipment. Set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 21, 22 and 23, the Four State Farm Show will provide the agricultural community the opportunity to get a hands-on look at agricultural goods and services provided in the region — some which are not available on dealer lots and are exclusively seen at events such as this one....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 >>
  • Altoona Days - June 9th and 10th

    Altoona Days - June 9th and 10th

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:48:16 GMT
    "My Hometown" - 2017 Altoona Days Celebration June 9th and 10th, 2017 Friday, June 9th 6:00 PM – Altoona Amazing Race (2 person team-1 with valid driver’s license & vehicle)* 5:30 – 7:30 PM – Sloppy Joe Supper – Fireman’s Auxiliary 7:30 PM – Jr, Mr. & Miss Altoona Days Coronation Ceremony 8:00 PM – Karaoke Saturday, June 10th 8:00 – 10:00 AM – Biscuits and Gravy – Altoona Fire Dept &nda...More >>
    "My Hometown" - 2017 Altoona Days Celebration June 9th and 10th, 2017 Friday, June 9th 6:00 PM – Altoona Amazing Race (2 person team-1 with valid driver’s license & vehicle)* 5:30 – 7:30 PM – Sloppy Joe Supper – Fireman’s Auxiliary 7:30 PM – Jr, Mr. & Miss Altoona Days Coronation Ceremony 8:00 PM – Karaoke Saturday, June 10th 8:00 – 10:00 AM – Biscuits and Gravy – Altoona Fire Dept &nda...More >>
  • MSSU Youth Baseball Camp - June 5th-7th

    MSSU Youth Baseball Camp - June 5th-7th

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:40:22 GMT
    The purpose of this camp is to focus on the basic fundamentals of Baseball. Catching, throwing, running, hitting and pitching. Players should bring their own equipment, drinks will be provided for the campers. Dates: June 5th, 6th, & 7th
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    The purpose of this camp is to focus on the basic fundamentals of Baseball. Catching, throwing, running, hitting and pitching. Players should bring their own equipment, drinks will be provided for the campers. Dates: June 5th, 6th, & 7th
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  • 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 >>
  • True Charity - May 23rd, June 6th, and June 25th

    True Charity - May 23rd, June 6th, and June 25th

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:59:19 GMT
    Three churches in the Joplin area are partnering with True Charity Initiative to bring community showings of the powerful documentary, Poverty Inc. to the Joplin area. These events will all be free of charge and promise to be both challenging and insightful. The 55 min film will begin at 6:30pm and will be followed by True Charity breakout sessions. Attendees may choose one session to attend out of the following list:   The ABC's of Effective Charity- James Whitford, Co-Founder o...More >>
    Three churches in the Joplin area are partnering with True Charity Initiative to bring community showings of the powerful documentary, Poverty Inc. to the Joplin area. These events will all be free of charge and promise to be both challenging and insightful. The 55 min film will begin at 6:30pm and will be followed by True Charity breakout sessions. Attendees may choose one session to attend out of the following list:   The ABC's of Effective Charity- James Whitford, Co-Founder o...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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  • Carthage Public Library Summer Reading Program Events

    Carthage Public Library Summer Reading Program Events

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-05-17 19:48:53 GMT

    The Carthage Public Library is once again proud to host a HUGE Summer Reading Program for all ages. Here is our list of events for June and July 2017: June 1st, 10 am or 3 pm: Summer Reading Kick-off Event--a Magic Show in the Library Garden June 5th, 10:30 am: Hora de cuentos/Bi lingual Storytime with Ms. Janine June 6th, 4:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Class-Learn to Pot a Plant.  Snack provided by Bright Futures at 4:00 pm June 7th, 10 or 11 am: Children's Storytime with Ms. Sherri...

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    The Carthage Public Library is once again proud to host a HUGE Summer Reading Program for all ages. Here is our list of events for June and July 2017: June 1st, 10 am or 3 pm: Summer Reading Kick-off Event--a Magic Show in the Library Garden June 5th, 10:30 am: Hora de cuentos/Bi lingual Storytime with Ms. Janine June 6th, 4:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Class-Learn to Pot a Plant.  Snack provided by Bright Futures at 4:00 pm June 7th, 10 or 11 am: Children's Storytime with Ms. Sherri...

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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
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    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 >>
  • Celebrate Neosho Splash - June 24th

    Celebrate Neosho Splash - June 24th

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:02:00 GMT
    Celebrate Neosho Splash - June 24th Hugh Robinson Memorial Airport 1400 Terry Johnson Dr — Neosho, MO SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: ALL DAY ACTIVITIES—Car Show, Static Displays, Various Activities 9:00a—Rides for Hire 11:00a—Vendor Midway, Rides, & Inflatables Open 5:00p—Air Show Begins! Flyover Display Skydivers “Old Glory” Presentation Aerobatic Acts Jet-Fired Ground Vehicles Air Boss Scott Duck At Dark —15,000 Shot Fireworks Display More >>
    Celebrate Neosho Splash - June 24th Hugh Robinson Memorial Airport 1400 Terry Johnson Dr — Neosho, MO SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: ALL DAY ACTIVITIES—Car Show, Static Displays, Various Activities 9:00a—Rides for Hire 11:00a—Vendor Midway, Rides, & Inflatables Open 5:00p—Air Show Begins! Flyover Display Skydivers “Old Glory” Presentation Aerobatic Acts Jet-Fired Ground Vehicles Air Boss Scott Duck At Dark —15,000 Shot Fireworks Display 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 >>
  • Give Carthage Day - May 9th

    Give Carthage Day - May 9th

    Monday, May 8 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-05-08 18:39:55 GMT
    Please join Carthage Community Foundation in a special day of awareness and giving for Carthage on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Seventeen local nonprofit organizations will participate in Give Carthage Day, a one-day online giving campaign put on by Community Foundation of the Ozarks and supported locally by Carthage Community Foundation. Donations to these organizations on May 9 support important programs and projects in our community and help make Carthage a better place for all of us to l...More >>
    Please join Carthage Community Foundation in a special day of awareness and giving for Carthage on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Seventeen local nonprofit organizations will participate in Give Carthage Day, a one-day online giving campaign put on by Community Foundation of the Ozarks and supported locally by Carthage Community Foundation. Donations to these organizations on May 9 support important programs and projects in our community and help make Carthage a better place for all of us to l...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 Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic - June 9th & 10th

    Missouri Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic - June 9th & 10th

    Sunday, June 11 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-06-11 04:00:18 GMT
    Are you in need of dental care? Struggling to smile? Lacking the coverage you need to see a dentist? You’re invited to the 2017 Missouri Mission of Mercy—also known as MOMOM. The event meets a significant need by providing free cleanings, fillings and extractions to patients age five and older who cannot otherwise afford treatment. Join us June 9th and 10th at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at Missouri Southern State University. Doors open daily at 5...More >>
    Are you in need of dental care? Struggling to smile? Lacking the coverage you need to see a dentist? You’re invited to the 2017 Missouri Mission of Mercy—also known as MOMOM. The event meets a significant need by providing free cleanings, fillings and extractions to patients age five and older who cannot otherwise afford treatment. Join us June 9th and 10th at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at Missouri Southern State University. Doors open daily at 5...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 >>
  • Service Valley Charter Academy Plant Sale - May 5th

    Service Valley Charter Academy Plant Sale - May 5th

    Friday, April 28 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-04-28 17:46:59 GMT
    Service Valley Charter Academy Annual Plant Sale - May 5th 8 AM to 6 PM 21102 Wallace Road, Parsons, KS 67357 620-241-3449 More >>
    Service Valley Charter Academy Annual Plant Sale - May 5th 8 AM to 6 PM 21102 Wallace Road, Parsons, KS 67357 620-241-3449 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 >>
  • Second Joplin Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Armed Bank Robbery Foiled by Customer

    Second Joplin Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Armed Bank Robbery Foiled by Customer

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-04-11 23:26:14 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 >>
  • Downstream Casino Resort May 2017 Concert Schedule

    Downstream Casino Resort May 2017 Concert Schedule

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-04-11 19:18:50 GMT
    Date Band Times Fri 5 The Band DeLorean – variety rock Howard Gayles –solo piano at Lover’s Leap lounge, 8-11pm 8pm – midnight Sat 6 Paralandra – variety rock Howard Gayles – solo piano at Lover’s Leap lounge, 8-11pm 9:30pm – 1:30am Thur 11 Throw Back Thursday – free concert ...More >>
    Date Band Times Fri 5 The Band DeLorean – variety rock Howard Gayles –solo piano at Lover’s Leap lounge, 8-11pm 8pm – midnight Sat 6 Paralandra – variety rock Howard Gayles – solo piano at Lover’s Leap lounge, 8-11pm 9:30pm – 1:30am Thur 11 Throw Back Thursday – free concert ...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 >>
  • AG Derek Schmidt Statement on U.S. Senate vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

    AG Derek Schmidt Statement on U.S. Senate vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

    Friday, April 7 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-04-07 17:07:49 GMT
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on today’s 54-45 vote in the U. S. Senate confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court: “Today’s vote adds to the Supreme Court the important perspective of a Justice who hails from a state without a coastline. Justice Gorsuch’s record while on our 10th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrates the importanc...More >>
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on today’s 54-45 vote in the U. S. Senate confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court: “Today’s vote adds to the Supreme Court the important perspective of a Justice who hails from a state without a coastline. Justice Gorsuch’s record while on our 10th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrates the importanc...More >>
  • Boil water advisory issued for the City of Buffalo, Wilson Co.

    Boil water advisory issued for the City of Buffalo, Wilson Co.

    Thursday, April 6 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-04-06 21:07:54 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Buffalo public water supply located in Neosho County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of standpipe maintenance 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 effect on April 6, 2017 and will remain in effect until conditions which place the...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Buffalo public water supply located in Neosho County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of standpipe maintenance 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 effect on April 6, 2017 and will remain in effect until conditions which place the...More >>
  • Freeman Nurses Receive DAISY Awards

    Freeman Nurses Receive DAISY Awards

    Thursday, April 6 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-04-06 19:52:45 GMT
    (left to right) Shelly Shoemaker, RN, Freeman Medical/oncology; Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer; and Stacy Pryor, RN, Freeman Emergency Department(left to right) Shelly Shoemaker, RN, Freeman Medical/oncology; Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer; and Stacy Pryor, RN, Freeman Emergency Department
    Three nurses at Freeman Health System were recognized with the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award™. The award is given to registered nurses (RNs) or licensed practical nurses to recognize extraordinary efforts in delivering exceptional patient care. Shelly Shoemaker, RN, Freeman Medical/oncology; Megan Dirteater, RN; Freeman Medical/oncology and Stacy Pryor, RN, Freeman Emergency Department received the award. Each was nominated by a fellow employee, patient or ...More >>
    Three nurses at Freeman Health System were recognized with the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award™. The award is given to registered nurses (RNs) or licensed practical nurses to recognize extraordinary efforts in delivering exceptional patient care. Shelly Shoemaker, RN, Freeman Medical/oncology; Megan Dirteater, RN; Freeman Medical/oncology and Stacy Pryor, RN, Freeman Emergency Department received the award. Each was nominated by a fellow employee, patient or ...More >>
  • State Treasurer Eric Schmitt activates emergency loan program for Newton and McDonald counties

    State Treasurer Eric Schmitt activates emergency loan program for Newton and McDonald counties

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-04-05 19:25:27 GMT
    Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced the activation of a disaster relief program for small businesses and farms in Newton and McDonald counties affected by severe weather on April 4. The Harmed-area Emergency Loan Priority system, or HELP, authorizes 24-hour approval of low-interest loans for businesses damaged by the storm. HELP is administered through the Missouri Linked Deposit Program. "Storm damage can be a devastating setback for small businesses and fami...More >>
    Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced the activation of a disaster relief program for small businesses and farms in Newton and McDonald counties affected by severe weather on April 4. The Harmed-area Emergency Loan Priority system, or HELP, authorizes 24-hour approval of low-interest loans for businesses damaged by the storm. HELP is administered through the Missouri Linked Deposit Program. "Storm damage can be a devastating setback for small businesses and fami...More >>
  • GRDA: Has Your dock's electric system been inspected?

    GRDA: Has Your dock's electric system been inspected?

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-04-04 19:22:43 GMT
    With summer and plenty of lake visits just around the corner, the Grand River Dam Authority wants to wants to remind all dock owners of the importance of maintaining compliance with dock electrical systems. Not only can a proper inspection give you peace of mind that your electrical system is in proper working order but it could also prevent serious injury or even death.    Unfortunately, when these dock electrical systems are faulty, they can prove to be very danger. ...More >>
    With summer and plenty of lake visits just around the corner, the Grand River Dam Authority wants to wants to remind all dock owners of the importance of maintaining compliance with dock electrical systems. Not only can a proper inspection give you peace of mind that your electrical system is in proper working order but it could also prevent serious injury or even death.    Unfortunately, when these dock electrical systems are faulty, they can prove to be very danger. ...More >>
  • Grants encourage SEK entrepreneurs

    Grants encourage SEK entrepreneurs

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-04-04 19:13:45 GMT
    Six Southeast Kansas entrepreneurs are about to get a financial boost. On Monday, April 10, Pittsburg State University’s Center for Innovation and Business Development (CIBD) will announce the recipients of the 2017 JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneurs Grant, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce. The Department of Commerce earmarked $425,000 to establish the JumpStart program, which is intended to financially support and encourage entrepreneurs. Each of the six st...More >>
    Six Southeast Kansas entrepreneurs are about to get a financial boost. On Monday, April 10, Pittsburg State University’s Center for Innovation and Business Development (CIBD) will announce the recipients of the 2017 JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneurs Grant, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce. The Department of Commerce earmarked $425,000 to establish the JumpStart program, which is intended to financially support and encourage entrepreneurs. Each of the six st...More >>
  • American Red Cross Informational Meeting - May 3rd

    American Red Cross Informational Meeting - May 3rd

    Monday, April 3 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-04-03 20:13:37 GMT
    American Red Cross Informational Meeting - May 3rd Neighbors Helping Neighbors Prepare, Respond, & Recover Friday May 3rd @ 9 AM Fire Station #1 (911 West 4th Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762) More >>
    American Red Cross Informational Meeting - May 3rd Neighbors Helping Neighbors Prepare, Respond, & Recover Friday May 3rd @ 9 AM Fire Station #1 (911 West 4th Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762) More >>
  • Seven Lancers qualify for FBLA Nationals; including 1 State Champion

    Seven Lancers qualify for FBLA Nationals; including 1 State Champion

    Monday, April 3 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-04-03 18:21:40 GMT
    The Southeast FBLA team returns from State with seven students qualifying for Nationals, and junior Daisy Burns is now a two-time State Champion in Public Speaking. Burns qualified for Nationals by taking 1st place overall in Public Speaking II, the second year in a row she left FBLA State with this honor. This will be her third year at Nationals. Her freshman year, Burns was a top 10 finalist at Nationals. Juniors Sarah Clausen and Laura Ridings qualified for Nationals by taking 2n...More >>
    The Southeast FBLA team returns from State with seven students qualifying for Nationals, and junior Daisy Burns is now a two-time State Champion in Public Speaking. Burns qualified for Nationals by taking 1st place overall in Public Speaking II, the second year in a row she left FBLA State with this honor. This will be her third year at Nationals. Her freshman year, Burns was a top 10 finalist at Nationals. Juniors Sarah Clausen and Laura Ridings qualified for Nationals by taking 2n...More >>
  • Lyme Disease Awareness Event - April 5th

    Lyme Disease Awareness Event - April 5th

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-04-05 01:20:38 GMT

    On April 15, Heather Threlfall, a social work student at Pittsburg State University, will host a Lunch and Learn Event on Lyme Disease Awareness with both the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing and PSU’s Social Work Program. This event will feature speaker Dr. Trish Sullivan, who has an interest in tick borne illnesses in our local area. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of a blacklegged tick. The CDC reports there could be as many as 300,00...

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    On April 15, Heather Threlfall, a social work student at Pittsburg State University, will host a Lunch and Learn Event on Lyme Disease Awareness with both the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing and PSU’s Social Work Program. This event will feature speaker Dr. Trish Sullivan, who has an interest in tick borne illnesses in our local area. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of a blacklegged tick. The CDC reports there could be as many as 300,00...

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  • Welfare check leading to pursuit in Crawford County

    Welfare check leading to pursuit in Crawford County

    Friday, March 31 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-03-31 21:25:48 GMT
    On March 31, 2017 at 10:43 am, Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies were made aware of a subject that allegedly made suicidal comments to a Mental Health Professional at Crawford County Mental Health’s (CRMH) office in Pittsburg, KS. CRMH staff advised that the subject left in his vehicle and that he was armed with a handgun. Deputies patrolled the vicinity to check the welfare of the subject who shall remain nameless at this time. At approximately 12:18 pm, deputies locate...More >>
    On March 31, 2017 at 10:43 am, Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies were made aware of a subject that allegedly made suicidal comments to a Mental Health Professional at Crawford County Mental Health’s (CRMH) office in Pittsburg, KS. CRMH staff advised that the subject left in his vehicle and that he was armed with a handgun. Deputies patrolled the vicinity to check the welfare of the subject who shall remain nameless at this time. At approximately 12:18 pm, deputies locate...More >>
  • City names Hertzberg as new Public Works Director

    City names Hertzberg as new Public Works Director

    Friday, March 31 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-03-31 19:35:31 GMT
    David HertzbergDavid Hertzberg
    Joplin City Manager Sam Anselm announced today the promotion of David Hertzberg to Public Works Director. Most recently, Hertzberg served as the Capital Improvements Project Manager for the City and held this position for the past two years.  Prior to that, he worked in Community Development focusing on disaster recovery. He previously served as the Public Works Director from 2004 to 2013 before moving to the recovery role.  “David has an extensive background in ...More >>
    Joplin City Manager Sam Anselm announced today the promotion of David Hertzberg to Public Works Director. Most recently, Hertzberg served as the Capital Improvements Project Manager for the City and held this position for the past two years.  Prior to that, he worked in Community Development focusing on disaster recovery. He previously served as the Public Works Director from 2004 to 2013 before moving to the recovery role.  “David has an extensive background in ...More >>
  • NEO Equestrian Qualifies Four for Nationals

    NEO Equestrian Qualifies Four for Nationals

    Friday, March 31 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-03-31 17:37:28 GMT
    Photo from left, Alex Spratt, Sam Clayton, Myranda Alford, Brittany Abernathy, Becca Garrett, and Karli JonesPhoto from left, Alex Spratt, Sam Clayton, Myranda Alford, Brittany Abernathy, Becca Garrett, and Karli Jones
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Equestrian team traveled to West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas to compete in the IHSA Western Semi-Finals on March 24-26. During the event, NEO qualified three more riders for the International Horse Show Association (IHSA) Nationals in Lexington, Ky. on May 4-7. Along with Sophomore Brittany Abernathy, who earned her spot at nationals with her top regional finish, Krista Rodney, Edson Varela, and Katie Daniels also qualified...More >>
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Equestrian team traveled to West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas to compete in the IHSA Western Semi-Finals on March 24-26. During the event, NEO qualified three more riders for the International Horse Show Association (IHSA) Nationals in Lexington, Ky. on May 4-7. Along with Sophomore Brittany Abernathy, who earned her spot at nationals with her top regional finish, Krista Rodney, Edson Varela, and Katie Daniels also qualified...More >>
  • PSU, KCUMB renew partnership agreement

    PSU, KCUMB renew partnership agreement

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-03-30 17:40:02 GMT
    Pittsburg State University and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) recently renewed their longstanding Partner Program agreement. The Partners Program is an articulation agreement between PSU and KCUMB that allows PSU biology majors to apply to the medical school in their sophomore year. Under the agreement, KCUMB reserves first-year seats for selected PSU students. Based on scholarships and interviews, the students are offered early admission to the KCUMB...More >>
    Pittsburg State University and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) recently renewed their longstanding Partner Program agreement. The Partners Program is an articulation agreement between PSU and KCUMB that allows PSU biology majors to apply to the medical school in their sophomore year. Under the agreement, KCUMB reserves first-year seats for selected PSU students. Based on scholarships and interviews, the students are offered early admission to the KCUMB...More >>
  • Crowder College is one of more than 1,500 communities working to re-imagine the purpose of education

    Crowder College Hosts Screening of Sundance-Selected Documentary, Most Likely to Succeed

    Crowder College Hosts Screening of Sundance-Selected Documentary, Most Likely to Succeed

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:41:27 GMT
    On Thursday, April 6, 6pm in the Elsie Plaster Community Center Auditorium on the Crowder College campus in Neosho, the Crowder College Technical Education Center (CTEC) will take part in Most Likely to Succeed’s worldwide campaign to re-imagine education. The acclaimed film Most Likely to Succeed offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of—if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentari...More >>
    On Thursday, April 6, 6pm in the Elsie Plaster Community Center Auditorium on the Crowder College campus in Neosho, the Crowder College Technical Education Center (CTEC) will take part in Most Likely to Succeed’s worldwide campaign to re-imagine education. The acclaimed film Most Likely to Succeed offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of—if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentari...More >>
  • Native American NEO Students Earn Awards at ONASHE Conference

    Native American NEO Students Earn Awards at ONASHE Conference

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-03-28 19:01:16 GMT
    Photo from left: Cheyenne Watson accepts her award from event organizers and Whitney Irons is joined by Hannah Berryman to accept her award.Photo from left: Cheyenne Watson accepts her award from event organizers and Whitney Irons is joined by Hannah Berryman to accept her award.
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College’s (NEO) Miss Indian NEO, Pre-Nursing Freshman Cheyenne Watson, and Native American Student Association (NASA) President, Sophomore Whitney Irons traveled to Norman, Oklahoma to participate in the tenth-annual Oklahoma Native American Students in Higher Education (ONASHE) Conference. At the events, Watson won the Underclassman of the Year Award and Irons won the Wahnee Memorial Award for her role as NASA president. The Intertribal Council fun...More >>
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College’s (NEO) Miss Indian NEO, Pre-Nursing Freshman Cheyenne Watson, and Native American Student Association (NASA) President, Sophomore Whitney Irons traveled to Norman, Oklahoma to participate in the tenth-annual Oklahoma Native American Students in Higher Education (ONASHE) Conference. At the events, Watson won the Underclassman of the Year Award and Irons won the Wahnee Memorial Award for her role as NASA president. The Intertribal Council fun...More >>
  • The Empire District Electric Company Launches Live Video Feed of Ospreys

    The Empire District Electric Company Launches Live Video Feed of Ospreys

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-03-28 18:38:02 GMT
    Empire District Electric Company and Mid Central Contractors invite you to celebrate the return of osprey to Stockton Lake. Through a live video stream the birds can be viewed as they prepare for the nesting season. The live stream can be accessed from the Empire District homepage at www.empiredistrict.com. Select Osprey Camera under Announcements. In February 2015, Empire District Electric Company crews moved the osprey nest from one of their transmission towers to a newly built nes...More >>
    Empire District Electric Company and Mid Central Contractors invite you to celebrate the return of osprey to Stockton Lake. Through a live video stream the birds can be viewed as they prepare for the nesting season. The live stream can be accessed from the Empire District homepage at www.empiredistrict.com. Select Osprey Camera under Announcements. In February 2015, Empire District Electric Company crews moved the osprey nest from one of their transmission towers to a newly built nes...More >>
  • Create the Official Maple Leaf Artwork Featuring the Theme – Carthage: 175 Years

    Create the Official Maple Leaf Artwork Featuring the Theme – Carthage: 175 Years

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-03-28 18:28:38 GMT
    Planning for the 51 st Annual Maple Leaf Festival, hosted by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, is underway. This year’s theme will be Carthage: 175 Years. Committee Chair Jeanine Poe says “Carthage has a quartoseptcentennial’s worth of history, stories, and celebrations. We are excited to see not only how our business community and community will celebrate 175 years of Carthage history, but also share in their birthdays, anniversaries, and significant moments as well...More >>
    Planning for the 51 st Annual Maple Leaf Festival, hosted by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, is underway. This year’s theme will be Carthage: 175 Years. Committee Chair Jeanine Poe says “Carthage has a quartoseptcentennial’s worth of history, stories, and celebrations. We are excited to see not only how our business community and community will celebrate 175 years of Carthage history, but also share in their birthdays, anniversaries, and significant moments as well...More >>
  • City of Pittsburg has Funds Available for Security Deposit Assistance

    City of Pittsburg has Funds Available for Security Deposit Assistance

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:38:20 GMT

    The City of Pittsburg, KS Community Development and Housing Department is accepting Security Deposit assistance applications at the Community Development and Housing Department located at 603 N. Pine St., and will continue to accept applications until all funds have been expended. 

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    The City of Pittsburg, KS Community Development and Housing Department is accepting Security Deposit assistance applications at the Community Development and Housing Department located at 603 N. Pine St., and will continue to accept applications until all funds have been expended. 

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  • Liberty Tax Service Funraiser In Memory of Nico & RJ - March 28th-29th

    Liberty Tax Service Funraiser In Memory of Nico & RJ - March 28th-29th

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:24:33 GMT
    Spencer NicodemusSpencer Nicodemus
    Fundraiser in memory of Spencer "Nico" Nicodemus and Ronnie "RJ" Daniels March 28th-29th 10 AM-6 PM Liberty Tax Service will prepare any tax return free of charge in exchange for a donation. Donations will be split 50/50 to Nico's family and Project Graduation in RJ's name.  More >>
    Fundraiser in memory of Spencer "Nico" Nicodemus and Ronnie "RJ" Daniels March 28th-29th 10 AM-6 PM Liberty Tax Service will prepare any tax return free of charge in exchange for a donation. Donations will be split 50/50 to Nico's family and Project Graduation in RJ's name.  More >>
  • Joint Agency Effort Puts Vehicle Theft Suspect in Jail

    Joint Agency Effort Puts Vehicle Theft Suspect in Jail

    Thursday, March 23 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-03-23 19:51:57 GMT
    Alexander MorrisAlexander Morris
    On March 22, 2017 Nevada Police were dispatched to Subway Sandwich at 2021 E Austin Blvd. for a vehicle theft in progress. It was reported to officers the suspect had stolen a pick-up and the victim was in the vehicle. As officers began responding to the area it was reported the victim had jumped out of the vehicle around the Pilot Travel Center. Communications relayed to officers that the suspect vehicle went south bound on I-49. Nevada Officers started to search the area for the su...More >>
    On March 22, 2017 Nevada Police were dispatched to Subway Sandwich at 2021 E Austin Blvd. for a vehicle theft in progress. It was reported to officers the suspect had stolen a pick-up and the victim was in the vehicle. As officers began responding to the area it was reported the victim had jumped out of the vehicle around the Pilot Travel Center. Communications relayed to officers that the suspect vehicle went south bound on I-49. Nevada Officers started to search the area for the su...More >>
  • Joplin Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Armed Bank Robbery Foiled By Customer

    Joplin Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Armed Bank Robbery Foiled By Customer

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-03-22 20:02:56 GMT
    Sean LaDueSean LaDue
    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. Sean LaDue, 29, 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, LaDue admitted that he used a firearm to rob Pinnacle Bank, 1316 E. 32nd Street, Joplin, on...More >>
    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. Sean LaDue, 29, 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, LaDue admitted that he used a firearm to rob Pinnacle Bank, 1316 E. 32nd Street, Joplin, on...More >>
  • NEO’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inducts 68 Students

    NEO’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inducts 68 Students

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:19:02 GMT
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College’s (NEO), Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) inducted the new class into the prestigious international honor society in a ceremony that took place on March 20. The keynote speaker for the evening was Ms. McKenzie Nygren, chair of the NEO Agriculture Department. Nygren told students that each accomplishment builds upon the last; things as simple as learning to tie their shoes were accomplishments that led each student to being inducted into P...More >>
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College’s (NEO), Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) inducted the new class into the prestigious international honor society in a ceremony that took place on March 20. The keynote speaker for the evening was Ms. McKenzie Nygren, chair of the NEO Agriculture Department. Nygren told students that each accomplishment builds upon the last; things as simple as learning to tie their shoes were accomplishments that led each student to being inducted into P...More >>
  • Crowder College Hosts Ceremony for Newly Remodeled Hickey Building

    Crowder College Hosts Ceremony for Newly Remodeled Hickey Building

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-03-21 21:41:47 GMT
    Pictured left to right include: Brad Baker from US Bank representing the Lemons Family Charitable Trust, Mark Fitch, Director-Crowder College Webb City, Karen Latimer, Crowder College Foundation, Jim Dawson, Dawson Heritage Foundation, Rudy Farber, FarberPictured left to right include: Brad Baker from US Bank representing the Lemons Family Charitable Trust, Mark Fitch, Director-Crowder College Webb City, Karen Latimer, Crowder College Foundation, Jim Dawson, Dawson Heritage Foundation, Rudy Farber, Farber
    Crowder College Board members, Administrators, and employees welcomed the community as an official ribbon cutting was held at the newly remodeled Larry and Virginia Hickey building on the Webb City campus. The Hickey building was originally the Webb City Armory which was a gift to the college in 1997 and was to accommodate 250 students. Since that time the college has grown to have as many as almost 1000 students in a semester. The building of Dawson-Spencer Hall provided relief and ...More >>
    Crowder College Board members, Administrators, and employees welcomed the community as an official ribbon cutting was held at the newly remodeled Larry and Virginia Hickey building on the Webb City campus. The Hickey building was originally the Webb City Armory which was a gift to the college in 1997 and was to accommodate 250 students. Since that time the college has grown to have as many as almost 1000 students in a semester. The building of Dawson-Spencer Hall provided relief and ...More >>
  • Stolen property recovered, two arrested after citizen provides valuable information

    Stolen property recovered, two arrested after citizen provides valuable information

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-03-21 17:30:32 GMT
    Charges have been filed against two Vernon County Residents for felony stealing and 1st degree trespassing. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said in a statement Tuesday morning that deputies received valuable information from a resident over the weekend leading deputies to the location of a large amount of stolen property and the identification of a suspect. During the investigation, deputies were able to identify a second suspect and recover additional stolen items. Mosher said det...More >>
    Charges have been filed against two Vernon County Residents for felony stealing and 1st degree trespassing. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said in a statement Tuesday morning that deputies received valuable information from a resident over the weekend leading deputies to the location of a large amount of stolen property and the identification of a suspect. During the investigation, deputies were able to identify a second suspect and recover additional stolen items. Mosher said det...More >>
  • Two In Custody Following Vehicle Burglary Spree

    Two In Custody Following Vehicle Burglary Spree

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-03-21 17:16:21 GMT
    The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects following a rash of vehicle burglaries on Sunday and Monday nights in the Lowell / Rest-A-While areas. Early Tuesday morning, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a truck matching the description given as a possible suspect vehicle.  As the result of a roadside interview of the driver, identified as Suspect #1, 18, of Joplin Missouri, along with interviews from area residents, it was...More >>
    The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects following a rash of vehicle burglaries on Sunday and Monday nights in the Lowell / Rest-A-While areas. Early Tuesday morning, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a truck matching the description given as a possible suspect vehicle.  As the result of a roadside interview of the driver, identified as Suspect #1, 18, of Joplin Missouri, along with interviews from area residents, it was...More >>
  • Crash In SEK Claims One Life

    Crash In SEK Claims One Life

    Monday, March 20 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-03-20 22:12:50 GMT
    A 38 year old female was killed in a single vehicle crash 10 mile north of Fort Scott. The accident occurred at 9:37 Friday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Jennifer Shaw, of Pleasanton, KS, was the passenger of the southbound on U69 when the driver's side rear tire blew out. The driver, Austin Faulkner, of Kansas City, KS, lost control over the vehicle and went into the west ditch. The vehicle rolled two times and Shaw was ejected. Shaw, 38, passed a...More >>
    A 38 year old female was killed in a single vehicle crash 10 mile north of Fort Scott. The accident occurred at 9:37 Friday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Jennifer Shaw, of Pleasanton, KS, was the passenger of the southbound on U69 when the driver's side rear tire blew out. The driver, Austin Faulkner, of Kansas City, KS, lost control over the vehicle and went into the west ditch. The vehicle rolled two times and Shaw was ejected. Shaw, 38, passed a...More >>
  • Vandalism at the Paradise Cemetery

    Vandalism at the Paradise Cemetery

    Monday, March 20 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-03-20 20:50:59 GMT
    On 03-17-2017 it was reported to our agency that multiple headstones were knocked over and damaged at the Paradise Cemetery, which is located at the intersection of Baseline Blvd. and Interstate 49, just south of Jasper, MO. 15 headstones were damaged. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Detective Paul Ayres at 417-358-8177, ext. 1298; or the TIPS hotline at 417-358-8477 (TIPS). More >>
    On 03-17-2017 it was reported to our agency that multiple headstones were knocked over and damaged at the Paradise Cemetery, which is located at the intersection of Baseline Blvd. and Interstate 49, just south of Jasper, MO. 15 headstones were damaged. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Detective Paul Ayres at 417-358-8177, ext. 1298; or the TIPS hotline at 417-358-8477 (TIPS). More >>
  • Freeman Physicians Open Pittsburg Clinics

    Freeman Physicians Open Pittsburg Clinics

    Monday, March 20 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-03-20 20:47:41 GMT
    Dr. Alan Buchele, Freeman General Surgeon, opens a new clinic in Pittsburg, Kan., to give patients greater access to surgical care close to home. Dr. Buchele, who is board-certified in general surgery, offers surgical treatment of a broad range of diseases and conditions, including gallbladder disease, appendicitis, hernias and skin lesions – including skin cancer. Dr. Buchele provides consultation at Freeman Physician Group of Pittsburg, and performs procedures at Freeman ...More >>
    Dr. Alan Buchele, Freeman General Surgeon, opens a new clinic in Pittsburg, Kan., to give patients greater access to surgical care close to home. Dr. Buchele, who is board-certified in general surgery, offers surgical treatment of a broad range of diseases and conditions, including gallbladder disease, appendicitis, hernias and skin lesions – including skin cancer. Dr. Buchele provides consultation at Freeman Physician Group of Pittsburg, and performs procedures at Freeman ...More >>
  • Joplin City Clerk Receives 2017 Outstanding City Clerk Award

    Joplin City Clerk Receives 2017 Outstanding City Clerk Award

    Monday, March 20 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-03-20 21:03:08 GMT
    Barb HogelinBarb Hogelin

    Joplin City Clerk, Barbara Hogelin, was presented with the prestigious Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association’s 2017 Outstanding City Clerk Award at the annual MoCCFOA Spring Institute banquet held in Columbia, Missouri on March 15, 2017. The purpose of the Outstanding City Clerk Award is to recognize a city clerk or finance officer who has demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to their municipality, community and professional organization. City Manager...

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    Joplin City Clerk, Barbara Hogelin, was presented with the prestigious Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association’s 2017 Outstanding City Clerk Award at the annual MoCCFOA Spring Institute banquet held in Columbia, Missouri on March 15, 2017. The purpose of the Outstanding City Clerk Award is to recognize a city clerk or finance officer who has demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to their municipality, community and professional organization. City Manager...

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  • Block 22 Project Construction to Begin on March 20th

    Block 22 Project Construction to Begin on March 20th

    Friday, March 17 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-03-17 20:56:39 GMT
    Construction will begin on the Block 22 Project on Monday, March 20, 2017. The sidewalks on the north side of 4 th Street from Broadway to the alley on both the East and West sides of Broadway will be closed to pedestrians. The parking stalls on East and West 4th Street in this area will be barricaded as well. The intersection of 4th and Broadway will remain open to traffic however, please approach the intersection with caution while watching for workers, pedestrians and other motori...More >>
    Construction will begin on the Block 22 Project on Monday, March 20, 2017. The sidewalks on the north side of 4 th Street from Broadway to the alley on both the East and West sides of Broadway will be closed to pedestrians. The parking stalls on East and West 4th Street in this area will be barricaded as well. The intersection of 4th and Broadway will remain open to traffic however, please approach the intersection with caution while watching for workers, pedestrians and other motori...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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  • Three Joplin Schools Win Grant Contest

    Three Joplin Schools Win Grant Contest

    Friday, March 17 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-03-17 17:50:08 GMT
    Winners of the Joplin Schools Foundation Excellence in Education grant contest were announced Friday at three schools. Grants, in the amount of $2,000 each, were awarded in three categories: Kindergarten through 5th grade; 6-8th grades; and 9-12th grades. In the K-5 category, Monica Bay and the Jefferson Elementary School staff won for their entry titled "A Gardening Community." The project will involve building a greenhouse and growing plants to give students real-world e...More >>
    Winners of the Joplin Schools Foundation Excellence in Education grant contest were announced Friday at three schools. Grants, in the amount of $2,000 each, were awarded in three categories: Kindergarten through 5th grade; 6-8th grades; and 9-12th grades. In the K-5 category, Monica Bay and the Jefferson Elementary School staff won for their entry titled "A Gardening Community." The project will involve building a greenhouse and growing plants to give students real-world e...More >>
  • Arson Investigation in Pittsburg; No injuries

    Arson Investigation in Pittsburg; No injuries

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-03-15 21:27:30 GMT
    Kendrick CastilloKendrick Castillo
    On Monday, March 13, 2017, at approximately 8:45 AM, units from the Pittsburg Police Department and Pittsburg Fire Department were dispatched to 507 W. 6th St. regarding a house fire. Upon arrival officers made contact with 23 year old Kendrick P. Castillo, of that same address. The house was found to be ablaze and the fire was quickly extinguished by the fire department. There were no reported injuries to the resident or fire personnel. There were no other persons present at the resi...More >>
    On Monday, March 13, 2017, at approximately 8:45 AM, units from the Pittsburg Police Department and Pittsburg Fire Department were dispatched to 507 W. 6th St. regarding a house fire. Upon arrival officers made contact with 23 year old Kendrick P. Castillo, of that same address. The house was found to be ablaze and the fire was quickly extinguished by the fire department. There were no reported injuries to the resident or fire personnel. There were no other persons present at the resi...More >>
  • Labette County District Judge Robert J. Fleming to retire July 14th

    Labette County District Judge Robert J. Fleming to retire July 14th

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-03-14 17:55:47 GMT
    Labette County District Judge Robert J. Fleming will retire July 14, after 21 years on the bench. "It has been my honor and privilege to have served as a district court judge these past 21 years," Fleming said. "I consider the bench the pinnacle of the legal profession. I am grateful to have had the opportunity of service to the law and the people of Kansas, especially to those who live in the 11th judicial district. I am also grateful to the court staff in Labette Cou...More >>
    Labette County District Judge Robert J. Fleming will retire July 14, after 21 years on the bench. "It has been my honor and privilege to have served as a district court judge these past 21 years," Fleming said. "I consider the bench the pinnacle of the legal profession. I am grateful to have had the opportunity of service to the law and the people of Kansas, especially to those who live in the 11th judicial district. I am also grateful to the court staff in Labette Cou...More >>
  • Former Arkansas Governor Huckabee to be Keynote Speaker at Chamber's 100th Annual Banquet

    Former Arkansas Governor Huckabee to be Keynote Speaker at Chamber's 100th Annual Banquet

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-03-14 17:52:23 GMT
    The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s 100th Annual Banquet May 4 will be headlined by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Gov. Huckabee will provide a total entertainment program with true but hilarious stories from politics, the South and his travels. Nothing serious here but laughter when the audience just wants to have some fun. Mike Huckabee was the 44th governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest-serving governors in his state’s hi...More >>
    The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s 100th Annual Banquet May 4 will be headlined by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Gov. Huckabee will provide a total entertainment program with true but hilarious stories from politics, the South and his travels. Nothing serious here but laughter when the audience just wants to have some fun. Mike Huckabee was the 44th governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest-serving governors in his state’s hi...More >>
  • 2017 Lake Life is Grand Quilt Show - July 21st-22nd

    2017 Lake Life is Grand Quilt Show - July 21st-22nd

    Monday, March 13 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-03-13 19:32:54 GMT
     2017 Lake Life is Grand Quilt Show - July 21st from 9-5 & July 22nd from 9-4.  Theme: "Lake Life is Grand". Sponsored in part by the Grove Convention & Tourism Bureau. Facts about the Grand Lake O' the Cherokees Quilt Guild The Guild was established in 1976. This is an organization to bring quilters together to share, enjoy, teach and learn the art of quilting. The Guild logo is the "Sailboat". The Guild is an organization whose main p...More >>
     2017 Lake Life is Grand Quilt Show - July 21st from 9-5 & July 22nd from 9-4.  Theme: "Lake Life is Grand". Sponsored in part by the Grove Convention & Tourism Bureau. Facts about the Grand Lake O' the Cherokees Quilt Guild The Guild was established in 1976. This is an organization to bring quilters together to share, enjoy, teach and learn the art of quilting. The Guild logo is the "Sailboat". The Guild is an organization whose main p...More >>
  • Labette Center for Mental Health Services Announces Care and Compassion Award Winners

    Labette Center for Mental Health Services Announces Care and Compassion Award Winners

    Monday, March 13 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-03-13 19:01:25 GMT
    2017 CCAB Recipients L-R:  Stacy Smith, Barbara Mosier, Kurt Friess, Margo Moore, Joy Hoffman  (Not Pictured: Becky Hunn)2017 CCAB Recipients L-R: Stacy Smith, Barbara Mosier, Kurt Friess, Margo Moore, Joy Hoffman (Not Pictured: Becky Hunn)

    Parsons, Kansas – Labette Center for Mental Health Services (LCMHS) is pleased to announce the recipients from the seventh annual Care and Compassion Awards, announced in a banquet held on Saturday March 11th, 2017 at the Parsons VFW. The Care and Compassion Awards Banquet was an evening centered on recognizing individuals who go above and beyond to show care and compassion to others. With over 100 guests attending, Labette Center was honored to be able to recognize these indiv...

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    Parsons, Kansas – Labette Center for Mental Health Services (LCMHS) is pleased to announce the recipients from the seventh annual Care and Compassion Awards, announced in a banquet held on Saturday March 11th, 2017 at the Parsons VFW. The Care and Compassion Awards Banquet was an evening centered on recognizing individuals who go above and beyond to show care and compassion to others. With over 100 guests attending, Labette Center was honored to be able to recognize these indiv...

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  • PSU Spring Career Day continues to grow

    PSU Spring Career Day continues to grow

    Friday, March 10 2017 6:08 PM EST2017-03-10 23:08:06 GMT
    The Labor Department reported this morning that U.S. employers added 235,000 jobs in February and the employment rate dropped to 4.7 percent. It’s a vast improvement since the depth of the recession and that’s good news for Pittsburg State University students who are looking for full-time jobs or summer internships. One place the brighter employment picture is evident is in the number of companies and organizations that have signed up to meet Pitt State students at Spring...More >>
    The Labor Department reported this morning that U.S. employers added 235,000 jobs in February and the employment rate dropped to 4.7 percent. It’s a vast improvement since the depth of the recession and that’s good news for Pittsburg State University students who are looking for full-time jobs or summer internships. One place the brighter employment picture is evident is in the number of companies and organizations that have signed up to meet Pitt State students at Spring...More >>
  • NEO Equestrian Claims Regional Title

    NEO Equestrian Claims Regional Title

    Friday, March 10 2017 6:03 PM EST2017-03-10 23:03:57 GMT
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Equestrian Team was named the Regional Champion after competing in Springfield Missouri over the weekend. Following the success of the NEO A&M Intercollegiate Horse Show the weekend before, NEO added to their overall point total by earning High-Point Team at Saturday’s show, which closed out the regular season. The regional competition took place on Sunday and fifteen NEO riders competed. Brittany Abernathy was named the Open ...More >>
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Equestrian Team was named the Regional Champion after competing in Springfield Missouri over the weekend. Following the success of the NEO A&M Intercollegiate Horse Show the weekend before, NEO added to their overall point total by earning High-Point Team at Saturday’s show, which closed out the regular season. The regional competition took place on Sunday and fifteen NEO riders competed. Brittany Abernathy was named the Open ...More >>
  • Program Provides Opportunity for Local Groups to Secure up to $1,000 in Funding

    U.S. Cellular’s “Community Connections” is Back for its 3rd Year to Support Local Youth Organizations

    U.S. Cellular’s “Community Connections” is Back for its 3rd Year to Support Local Youth Organizations

    Thursday, March 9 2017 6:17 PM EST2017-03-09 23:17:38 GMT

    U.S. Cellular announced today that its “Community Connections” program is back for the third consecutive year to provide sponsorship support to local youth organizations. Since the program launched in 2015, the company has awarded nearly $900,000 in sponsorship dollars to more than 2,200 school groups and youth sports teams. Academic and athletic groups (K-12) in and around Joplin can now sign up at www.pearup.com/uscellular to participate in this program

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    U.S. Cellular announced today that its “Community Connections” program is back for the third consecutive year to provide sponsorship support to local youth organizations. Since the program launched in 2015, the company has awarded nearly $900,000 in sponsorship dollars to more than 2,200 school groups and youth sports teams. Academic and athletic groups (K-12) in and around Joplin can now sign up at www.pearup.com/uscellular to participate in this program

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  • U.S. 69 expansion in Bourbon County starts next week; Groundbreaking March 13th

    U.S. 69 expansion in Bourbon County starts next week; Groundbreaking March 13th

    Thursday, March 9 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-03-09 23:10:38 GMT

    Monday, March 13, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to begin a project that will expand a six-mile section of U.S. 69 to a four-lane upgradable expressway in Bourbon County. The expansion project begins at the Crawford-Bourbon county line and extends north to end at the divided four-lane pavement south of Fort Scott. Two lanes will be added to the existing U.S. 69 alignment. At-grade intersections will be constructed at Arrowhead, Birch, Calvary, Deer and Fern road...

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    Monday, March 13, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to begin a project that will expand a six-mile section of U.S. 69 to a four-lane upgradable expressway in Bourbon County. The expansion project begins at the Crawford-Bourbon county line and extends north to end at the divided four-lane pavement south of Fort Scott. Two lanes will be added to the existing U.S. 69 alignment. At-grade intersections will be constructed at Arrowhead, Birch, Calvary, Deer and Fern road...

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  • Two Sought In Connection w/ Monday Night Shooting Death

    Two Sought In Connection w/ Monday Night Shooting Death

    Thursday, March 9 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-03-10 00:27:34 GMT
    Ronnie LomaxRonnie Lomax

    The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects in connection with an incident late Monday night which led to the shooting death of 37 year-old Erik Jones in West Mineral. Ronald “Ronnie” Lomax, believed to be in the Joplin / Carterville area, and the female** from Scammon are both wanted on allegations of Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Assault. Lomax is described as a 51 year-old black male, 6’4, 315 pounds with bro...

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    The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects in connection with an incident late Monday night which led to the shooting death of 37 year-old Erik Jones in West Mineral. Ronald “Ronnie” Lomax, believed to be in the Joplin / Carterville area, and the female** from Scammon are both wanted on allegations of Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Assault. Lomax is described as a 51 year-old black male, 6’4, 315 pounds with bro...

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  • Kansas Crossing Casino open doors to public March 31st; Grand Opening Celebration April 8th

    Kansas Crossing Casino open doors to public March 31st; Grand Opening Celebration April 8th

    Monday, March 13 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-03-13 17:36:12 GMT

    “This is the dream come true,” said Doug Fisher, General Manager of Kansas Crossing Casino. “We can’t wait to open our doors to our neighbors in southeast Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The wait is almost over.”

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    “This is the dream come true,” said Doug Fisher, General Manager of Kansas Crossing Casino. “We can’t wait to open our doors to our neighbors in southeast Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The wait is almost over.”

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  • Joplin Schools appreciate Nicodemus' impact on communty

    Joplin Schools appreciate Nicodemus' impact on communty

    Monday, March 6 2017 2:52 PM EST2017-03-06 19:52:26 GMT
    Spencer NicodemusSpencer Nicodemus
    We see, hear, and feel the community sharing in the loss that we feel for Spencer Nicodemus, and it warms our hearts to know his life impacted so many in such positive ways. We believe that the community shares our need to understand how this happened.  Both the family and the school are investigating what has happened. We hope you understand that this process takes time and will involve attorneys, investigators, and experts; and the the school and family's purpose of this proce...More >>
    We see, hear, and feel the community sharing in the loss that we feel for Spencer Nicodemus, and it warms our hearts to know his life impacted so many in such positive ways. We believe that the community shares our need to understand how this happened.  Both the family and the school are investigating what has happened. We hope you understand that this process takes time and will involve attorneys, investigators, and experts; and the the school and family's purpose of this proce...More >>
  • Library exhibit explores university history and traditions

    Library exhibit explores university history and traditions

    Monday, March 6 2017 2:35 PM EST2017-03-06 19:35:02 GMT
    In conjunction with Apple Day, a celebration of a pivotal moment in PSU’s history, Axe Library has staged a new exhibit in Special Collections and the University Archives. “Founding Mentors & Apple Bites,” includes photos and artifacts from its diverse collections. The exhibit features early faculty members and past Apple Day celebrations as well as the history behind the people whose names are on many of the buildings that comprise the modern university. The e...More >>
    In conjunction with Apple Day, a celebration of a pivotal moment in PSU’s history, Axe Library has staged a new exhibit in Special Collections and the University Archives. “Founding Mentors & Apple Bites,” includes photos and artifacts from its diverse collections. The exhibit features early faculty members and past Apple Day celebrations as well as the history behind the people whose names are on many of the buildings that comprise the modern university. The e...More >>
  • JHS student passes away after volunteering at elementary school

    JHS student passes away after volunteering at elementary school

    Friday, March 3 2017 1:04 PM EST2017-03-03 18:04:21 GMT

    Jasper County Coroner Rob Chappel confirms with KOAM/FOX14 the student who passed away was 18 year old Spencer Nicodemus. Chappel says a basketball goal fell and crushed Nicodemus.

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    Jasper County Coroner Rob Chappel confirms with KOAM/FOX14 the student who passed away was 18 year old Spencer Nicodemus. Chappel says a basketball goal fell and crushed Nicodemus.

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  • Bright Futures USA to recognize community champions

    Bright Futures USA to recognize community champions

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 2:42 PM EST2017-02-28 19:42:36 GMT
    Bright Futures USA (BF USA), a national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring community partnerships that open a way for all children to learn, lead and serve, will recognize several individuals, groups and communities during its Evening of Champions at the 4rd annual Community Engagement Conference March 1-3 at John Brown University in Siloam Springs. Finalists in each category are listed below. BFUSA Human and Public Service Partner of the Year Award Finalists Every community has human...More >>
    Bright Futures USA (BF USA), a national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring community partnerships that open a way for all children to learn, lead and serve, will recognize several individuals, groups and communities during its Evening of Champions at the 4rd annual Community Engagement Conference March 1-3 at John Brown University in Siloam Springs. Finalists in each category are listed below. BFUSA Human and Public Service Partner of the Year Award Finalists Every community has human...More >>
  • Iola Police Department Receives Second Platinum Award

    Iola Police Department Receives Second Platinum Award

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 2:13 PM EST2017-02-28 19:13:25 GMT
    The Iola Police Department, represented by Chief Jared Warner, was awarded a 2nd AAA Community Traffic Safety Award by Jennifer Haugh, AAA Kansas during the City Council meeting on Monday, February 27. This award is the second platinum level award for the department. This is also marks the 5th consecutive year they qualified for the AAA Award, the first three at the gold level. (photo attached) They were recognized for their continued success & involvement with the SAFE...More >>
    The Iola Police Department, represented by Chief Jared Warner, was awarded a 2nd AAA Community Traffic Safety Award by Jennifer Haugh, AAA Kansas during the City Council meeting on Monday, February 27. This award is the second platinum level award for the department. This is also marks the 5th consecutive year they qualified for the AAA Award, the first three at the gold level. (photo attached) They were recognized for their continued success & involvement with the SAFE...More >>
  • Boil water advisory issued for a portion of Neosho Co. RWD 12

    Boil water advisory issued for a portion of Neosho Co. RWD 12

    Monday, February 27 2017 5:35 PM EST2017-02-27 22:35:02 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply Neosho Co. RWD 12 located in Neosho County. The boil water advisory affects customers south of Highway 39. Customers north of Highway 39 are not affected at this time. 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 cont...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply Neosho Co. RWD 12 located in Neosho County. The boil water advisory affects customers south of Highway 39. Customers north of Highway 39 are not affected at this time. 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 cont...More >>
  • Single vehicle accident takes Neodesha man's life

    Single vehicle accident takes Neodesha man's life

    Monday, February 27 2017 5:27 PM EST2017-02-27 22:27:16 GMT
    On Saturday, February 25" 2017, at at approximately 6:15 P.M, Deputies of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office along with emergency services from Cherryvale, Kansas were dispatched to a report of a one vehicle traffic accident. The reported traffic accident location was north of the City of Cherryvale on Liberty Street. When Deputies arrived it was discovered that a Honda Passenger car had been traveling north bound on Liberty Street. The Honda Passenger car left the roadway a...More >>
    On Saturday, February 25" 2017, at at approximately 6:15 P.M, Deputies of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office along with emergency services from Cherryvale, Kansas were dispatched to a report of a one vehicle traffic accident. The reported traffic accident location was north of the City of Cherryvale on Liberty Street. When Deputies arrived it was discovered that a Honda Passenger car had been traveling north bound on Liberty Street. The Honda Passenger car left the roadway a...More >>
  • AG Derek Schmidt to provide free document destruction, consumer education for National Consumer Protection Week

    AG Derek Schmidt to provide free document destruction, consumer education for National Consumer Protection Week

    Monday, February 27 2017 5:22 PM EST2017-02-27 22:22:40 GMT

    “Our office works hard year-round to protect consumers,” Schmidt said. “Next week, we will place a particular focus on helping Kansans protect themselves from identity theft and stay safe from scams.

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    “Our office works hard year-round to protect consumers,” Schmidt said. “Next week, we will place a particular focus on helping Kansans protect themselves from identity theft and stay safe from scams.

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  • Crawford County approves burn ban

    Crawford County approves burn ban

    Friday, February 24 2017 4:25 PM EST2017-02-24 21:25:56 GMT
    Crawford County has approved a Ban on Burning effective Feb. 24, 2017.   This will remain in effect until official action is taken by the Crawford County Commissioners to rescind this ban.  Attached are the guidelines for open burning. More >>
    Crawford County has approved a Ban on Burning effective Feb. 24, 2017.   This will remain in effect until official action is taken by the Crawford County Commissioners to rescind this ban.  Attached are the guidelines for open burning. More >>
  • NEO Named the National Leader in Producing Native American Associate Degree Nurses

    NEO Named the National Leader in Producing Native American Associate Degree Nurses

    Friday, February 24 2017 4:21 PM EST2017-02-24 21:21:17 GMT
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) was recently named the national leader for producing Native American associate degree nurses by “Diverse Issues in Higher Education.” The combined effort of the NEO Nursing Program and American Indian Center for Excellence (AICE) has been critical to the success of Native American nursing and health sciences students. Along with being recognized for graduating registered nursing students, NEO was recognized in the top ten institu...More >>
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) was recently named the national leader for producing Native American associate degree nurses by “Diverse Issues in Higher Education.” The combined effort of the NEO Nursing Program and American Indian Center for Excellence (AICE) has been critical to the success of Native American nursing and health sciences students. Along with being recognized for graduating registered nursing students, NEO was recognized in the top ten institu...More >>
  • Joplin man threatens local business

    Joplin man threatens local business

    Thursday, February 23 2017 5:44 PM EST2017-02-23 22:44:02 GMT
    Jason PrinceJason Prince

    A Joplin man is charged w/ threatening a local business on Tuesday. Jason Prince was denied a job at Cracker Barrel. He said in an email if he can not work there, then no one can. Cracker Barrel received the email in the morning when staff and customers were inside.  Newton County prosecutor charged Prince with terrorist threat. Attached below is the complaint.

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    A Joplin man is charged w/ threatening a local business on Tuesday. Jason Prince was denied a job at Cracker Barrel. He said in an email if he can not work there, then no one can. Cracker Barrel received the email in the morning when staff and customers were inside.  Newton County prosecutor charged Prince with terrorist threat. Attached below is the complaint.

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  • Thrive Allen County receives 75K for new program

    Thrive Allen County receives 75K for new program

    Thursday, February 23 2017 4:59 PM EST2017-02-23 21:59:12 GMT
    Brian and Virginia, along with Thrive CEO, David Toland; Jim Talkington, Allen County Commission Chairman; Alan Weber, Allen County Counselor; Nathan Fawson, CEO of Southeast Kansas Mental Health; Chardel Hastings, Administrator of SEK Multi-County HealthBrian and Virginia, along with Thrive CEO, David Toland; Jim Talkington, Allen County Commission Chairman; Alan Weber, Allen County Counselor; Nathan Fawson, CEO of Southeast Kansas Mental Health; Chardel Hastings, Administrator of SEK Multi-County Health

    Blue Cross is providing Thrive Allen County with a $75,000 Trailblazer for a Healthy Kansas grant that will allow the coalition to develop innovative activities that address social determinants that may currently be barriers to healthy living such as housing environments, access to healthy communal settings and economic stability.

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    Blue Cross is providing Thrive Allen County with a $75,000 Trailblazer for a Healthy Kansas grant that will allow the coalition to develop innovative activities that address social determinants that may currently be barriers to healthy living such as housing environments, access to healthy communal settings and economic stability.

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  • Accident in Delaware County takes volunteer firefighter's life

    Accident in Delaware County takes volunteer firefighter's life

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 5:58 PM EST2017-02-22 22:58:46 GMT

    A 68 year old male was killed in a single vehicle crash 3.25 miles south of Leach. The accident occurred at 7:30 AM this morning. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Michael Dale Russell, of Rose, Oklahoma, was driving southbound in tanker truck. The truck ran off the right side of the roadway, over corrected and overturned 1.5 times ejecting the driver and coming to rest on its top. Russell was pronounced dead at the scene. He wasn't wearing a safety r...

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    A 68 year old male was killed in a single vehicle crash 3.25 miles south of Leach. The accident occurred at 7:30 AM this morning. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Michael Dale Russell, of Rose, Oklahoma, was driving southbound in tanker truck. The truck ran off the right side of the roadway, over corrected and overturned 1.5 times ejecting the driver and coming to rest on its top. Russell was pronounced dead at the scene. He wasn't wearing a safety r...

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  • Joplin man sentenced to 15 years for child porn

    Joplin man sentenced to 15 years for child porn

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 4:57 PM EST2017-02-22 21:57:09 GMT
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing and distributing child pornography over the Internet. Ernest W. Haney, 51, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 20, 2016, Haney pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography. Haney used peer-to-peer file-sharing softw...More >>
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing and distributing child pornography over the Internet. Ernest W. Haney, 51, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 20, 2016, Haney pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography. Haney used peer-to-peer file-sharing softw...More >>
  • SEK-CAP TO CLOSE WAIT LIST FOR HUD PROGRAM ON MARCH 17TH

    SEK-CAP TO CLOSE WAIT LIST FOR HUD PROGRAM ON MARCH 17TH

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-02-21 21:19:16 GMT
    The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) will close the waiting list for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program on March 17th, 2017 at 12:00pm.  Applicants should be aware that the waiting period to receive rental assistance could take twelve (12) to eighteen (18) months.  This waiting period is only an estimate and could change, depending on the federal program budget. The Section 8 HCV Progr...More >>
    The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) will close the waiting list for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program on March 17th, 2017 at 12:00pm.  Applicants should be aware that the waiting period to receive rental assistance could take twelve (12) to eighteen (18) months.  This waiting period is only an estimate and could change, depending on the federal program budget. The Section 8 HCV Progr...More >>
  • 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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  • Charges Filed In Cleffman Death

    Charges Filed In Cleffman Death

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:50:49 GMT

    Death Investigation On Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm, officers responded to a wooded area south of Caruthers Auto Salvage, 702 E. 4th street, for a deceased male adult being found. The body has been transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City, KS for an autopsy. A death investigation is currently underway, with additional information being released later today. Anyone having information related to this incident is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231...

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    Death Investigation On Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm, officers responded to a wooded area south of Caruthers Auto Salvage, 702 E. 4th street, for a deceased male adult being found. The body has been transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City, KS for an autopsy. A death investigation is currently underway, with additional information being released later today. Anyone having information related to this incident is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231...

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  • Father charged for son's murder; Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison

    Father charged for son's murder; Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-03-22 23:11:28 GMT
    Preston PattonPreston Patton

    Arriving police medical personnel located one deceased male with apparent gunshot wounds, Preston Patton, 25, and one male with apparent head injuries, Jeff Patton 56.  Jeff Patton was transported to Labette Health...

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    Arriving police medical personnel located one deceased male with apparent gunshot wounds, Preston Patton, 25, and one male with apparent head injuries, Jeff Patton 56.  Jeff Patton was transported to Labette Health...

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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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