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  • KanCare Extension

    KanCare Extension

    KanCare Extension

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:36:25 GMT

    The Kansas Medicaid program has received permission to operate for another 12 months.  It was set to expire at the end of 2017.

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    The Kansas Medicaid program has received permission to operate for another 12 months.  It was set to expire at the end of 2017.

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  • Red Cross Training

    Red Cross Training

    Red Cross Training

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:24:48 GMT
    The American Red Cross of Southern Missouri has announced dates and locations for disaster training.  Volunteers interested in becoming a part of the chapter's Disaster Action Team or Client Casework Team must be over 18-years-old, registered through the Red Cross website, and passed a criminal background check. Disaster training sessions include an overview of disaster services and lessons on how to respond to disasters and events within their community such as a home fire...More >>
    The American Red Cross of Southern Missouri has announced dates and locations for disaster training.  Volunteers interested in becoming a part of the chapter's Disaster Action Team or Client Casework Team must be over 18-years-old, registered through the Red Cross website, and passed a criminal background check. Disaster training sessions include an overview of disaster services and lessons on how to respond to disasters and events within their community such as a home fire...More >>
  • Fort Scott High School Performs “Disney's High School Musical” - November 7th, 9th, and 11th

    Fort Scott High School Performs “Disney's High School Musical” - November 7th, 9th, and 11th

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:51:55 GMT
    The Fort Scott High School Drama Department presents “Disney’s High School Musical” on November 7, 9, and 11 at 7 p.m. and on November 11 at 2 p.m. Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the newly renovated FSHS auditorium stage. Publisher Music Theatre International describes the musical: “Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular a...More >>
    The Fort Scott High School Drama Department presents “Disney’s High School Musical” on November 7, 9, and 11 at 7 p.m. and on November 11 at 2 p.m. Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the newly renovated FSHS auditorium stage. Publisher Music Theatre International describes the musical: “Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular a...More >>
  • Pitt State Concert to feature unique instruments

    Pitt State Concert to feature unique instruments

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:45:02 GMT

    Music enthusiasts looking to add concerts with unique instruments to their bucket list need look no further.  The Pittsburg State University Solo and Chamber Music Series concert planned for this Friday, Oct. 20, will have many.  The performance, featuring the renowned Renaissance ensemble Ciaramella, is called "Liederbuch: German Songs of the Renaissance," and will feature unique instruments including..

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    Music enthusiasts looking to add concerts with unique instruments to their bucket list need look no further.  The Pittsburg State University Solo and Chamber Music Series concert planned for this Friday, Oct. 20, will have many.  The performance, featuring the renowned Renaissance ensemble Ciaramella, is called "Liederbuch: German Songs of the Renaissance," and will feature unique instruments including..

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  • Crowder Speech & Debate Earns Entry in National Competition

    Crowder Speech & Debate Earns Entry in National Competition

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-10-16 20:47:41 GMT
    (L-R): Caleb Miller, Logan Johns, Tantyn Skaggs and Vikas Yadav(L-R): Caleb Miller, Logan Johns, Tantyn Skaggs and Vikas Yadav
    The Crowder College Speech & Debate team has already qualified three students for national competition. Students have competed in 30 categories in two tournaments over the past few weeks amassing quite a record. The team won 1st place in the Community College division at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK. Students competing in the Southestern Oklahoma University tournament were: Persuasive Speaking – Tantyn Skaggs (Neosho) advanced to the final r...More >>
    The Crowder College Speech & Debate team has already qualified three students for national competition. Students have competed in 30 categories in two tournaments over the past few weeks amassing quite a record. The team won 1st place in the Community College division at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK. Students competing in the Southestern Oklahoma University tournament were: Persuasive Speaking – Tantyn Skaggs (Neosho) advanced to the final r...More >>
  • Haunted Houses in the 4-State Area

    Haunted Houses in the 4-State Area

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-10-16 20:18:57 GMT

    Barns on Haunted Hill - 23162 Maple Road, Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-262-4752.The Manor - 4706 Gateway Drive, Joplin. Phone: 417-592-2167.Zombie Hunt - Paintball Ridge, 3295 Coyote Drive, Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-781-7703. Wolfman's House of ScreamsThe Twisted ForestStage Fright Haunted ToursWaco School House HauntSchifferdecker Mausoleum 

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    Barns on Haunted Hill - 23162 Maple Road, Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-262-4752.The Manor - 4706 Gateway Drive, Joplin. Phone: 417-592-2167.Zombie Hunt - Paintball Ridge, 3295 Coyote Drive, Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-781-7703. Wolfman's House of ScreamsThe Twisted ForestStage Fright Haunted ToursWaco School House HauntSchifferdecker Mausoleum 

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  • Maple Leaf Car Show and Cruise Night Returns

    Maple Leaf Car Show and Cruise Night Returns

    Monday, October 16 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-10-16 17:42:22 GMT
    The Maple Leaf Car Show Committee is once again hosting a pre-car show cruise night, brought to you by O’Reilly Auto Parts, on the Historic Carthage Square. Cruise night will be Friday, October 20th, the night before the full car show. The evening begins at 6. Hot dogs, chips and a drink will be available for free for car show registrants. There will be live music and preregistration for Saturday’s car show. Car Show Chair Larry Cleary says ”Our guys and gals love cr...More >>
    The Maple Leaf Car Show Committee is once again hosting a pre-car show cruise night, brought to you by O’Reilly Auto Parts, on the Historic Carthage Square. Cruise night will be Friday, October 20th, the night before the full car show. The evening begins at 6. Hot dogs, chips and a drink will be available for free for car show registrants. There will be live music and preregistration for Saturday’s car show. Car Show Chair Larry Cleary says ”Our guys and gals love cr...More >>
  • Maple Leaf 5K Registrations Still Open

    Maple Leaf 5K Registrations Still Open

    Monday, October 16 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-10-16 17:40:02 GMT
    Fair Acres Family YMCA will be hosting the Annual Maple Leaf Race in an all new time slot this year. Scheduled as a twilight race, the run will begin at 6PM Friday, October 20th. Pre-register online at fairacresymca.org or pick up an application at the Fair Acres Family YMCA. You can also pre-register on-site on the 20th beginning at 5PM. The first 150 racers will receive a beautiful maple leaf shaped ribbon. Racers will also get free pulled pork sandwiches to fuel up.  If y...More >>
    Fair Acres Family YMCA will be hosting the Annual Maple Leaf Race in an all new time slot this year. Scheduled as a twilight race, the run will begin at 6PM Friday, October 20th. Pre-register online at fairacresymca.org or pick up an application at the Fair Acres Family YMCA. You can also pre-register on-site on the 20th beginning at 5PM. The first 150 racers will receive a beautiful maple leaf shaped ribbon. Racers will also get free pulled pork sandwiches to fuel up.  If y...More >>
  • WEB EXTRA: Opioid Summit Preview Interview

    WEB EXTRA: Opioid Summit Preview Interview

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:29:26 GMT
    Pharmacist Joni Forbus, pharmacy manager at Medicine Shoppe Joplin will be a presenter at the Opioid Summit Tuesday, October 17th.  Here she talks about her presentation that deals with www.generationrx.org  a website all can use to learn about opioid abuse and even teach with it.  "To drive home the message that school  age chidlren abou tthe difference between over the counter meidcatiaons prescritpions medications. there's two differnt programs  you ...More >>
    Pharmacist Joni Forbus, pharmacy manager at Medicine Shoppe Joplin will be a presenter at the Opioid Summit Tuesday, October 17th.  Here she talks about her presentation that deals with www.generationrx.org  a website all can use to learn about opioid abuse and even teach with it.  "To drive home the message that school  age chidlren abou tthe difference between over the counter meidcatiaons prescritpions medications. there's two differnt programs  you ...More >>
  • Baxter Springs Man Charged With Murder

    Baxter Springs Man Charged With Murder

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-10-13 19:55:15 GMT

    COLUMBUS—Murder charges have been filed against Harvey Raymond Ortberg, 49, of Baxter Springs, following the September 30th, 2017 incident which resulted in the death of Sharon Horn, 65, and injured three Baxter Springs Police Officers. In a complaint filed in Cherokee County District Court, County Attorney Jake Conard charged Ortberg with eight felony offenses, including premeditated first-degree murder, two counts of attempted capital murder, aggravated arson, aggravated burg...

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    COLUMBUS—Murder charges have been filed against Harvey Raymond Ortberg, 49, of Baxter Springs, following the September 30th, 2017 incident which resulted in the death of Sharon Horn, 65, and injured three Baxter Springs Police Officers. In a complaint filed in Cherokee County District Court, County Attorney Jake Conard charged Ortberg with eight felony offenses, including premeditated first-degree murder, two counts of attempted capital murder, aggravated arson, aggravated burg...

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  • Missouri Adoptees Can Request Birth Certificates

    Missouri Adoptees Can Request Birth Certificates

    Thursday, October 12 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-10-13 00:19:40 GMT
    Missouri adoptees will soon be able to request original birth certificates.     Following is a news release from Sara O'Connor, Office of Public Information with health.mo.gov:     Per the Missouri Adoptee Rights Act, adoptees born in 1941 or later will be able to request a non-certified copy of their original birth certificate beginning January 1, 2018. To expedite processing, the Bureau of Vital Records (BVR) is now accepting applications for adoptees...More >>
    Missouri adoptees will soon be able to request original birth certificates.     Following is a news release from Sara O'Connor, Office of Public Information with health.mo.gov:     Per the Missouri Adoptee Rights Act, adoptees born in 1941 or later will be able to request a non-certified copy of their original birth certificate beginning January 1, 2018. To expedite processing, the Bureau of Vital Records (BVR) is now accepting applications for adoptees...More >>
  • New Grocery Store Opens in Neosho Missouri

    New Grocery Store Opens in Neosho Missouri

    Thursday, October 12 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-10-13 00:02:39 GMT
    A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday marked the opening of a new Aldi's Grocery Store in Neosho, Missouri.       As part of the opening promotion, the first 100 customers received "golden tickets" containing Aldi's gift cards of varying amounts.     Store manager Jason Culbertson says he was pleased, but not surprised to see so many people at the event. "You know it's exciting," Culbertson said. "I've been a pa...More >>
    A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday marked the opening of a new Aldi's Grocery Store in Neosho, Missouri.       As part of the opening promotion, the first 100 customers received "golden tickets" containing Aldi's gift cards of varying amounts.     Store manager Jason Culbertson says he was pleased, but not surprised to see so many people at the event. "You know it's exciting," Culbertson said. "I've been a pa...More >>
  • Suspect Charged In Carthage Stabbing

    Suspect Charged In Carthage Stabbing

    Friday, October 13 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-10-13 22:37:28 GMT
    James HooperJames Hooper

       Authorities have arrested a suspect in yesterday's stabbing in Carthage, MO.

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       Authorities have arrested a suspect in yesterday's stabbing in Carthage, MO.

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  • Fatality Crash In Allen County

    Fatality Crash In Allen County

    Thursday, October 12 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-10-12 21:48:52 GMT

    A 28 year old female was killed in a two vehicle crash 4.3 miles south of Iola, KS. The accident occurred at 9:05 AM this morning. According to Kansas Highway Patrol, Lisa Marie Strickland, Coffeyville,KS, was driving northbound on U169 and crossed the center line.

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    A 28 year old female was killed in a two vehicle crash 4.3 miles south of Iola, KS. The accident occurred at 9:05 AM this morning. According to Kansas Highway Patrol, Lisa Marie Strickland, Coffeyville,KS, was driving northbound on U169 and crossed the center line.

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  • City of Pittsburg, KS Street Work - October 16-20, 2017

    City of Pittsburg, KS Street Work - October 16-20, 2017

    Thursday, October 12 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-10-12 21:14:53 GMT
    The contractor performing work on the Asphalt Rejuvenation Project has submitted their tentative work schedule for the week of October 16-20. Weather permitting, the contractor will be working in the following areas: Monday, October 16 Walnut Street (20th Street to 25th Street) Tuesday, October 17 Georgia Street (4th Street to Quincy) Michigan Street (Atkinson to 30th Street) Wednesday, October 18 Broadway Street (11th Street to 21st Street) Grand Oaks Addition (Drive, Court, Par...More >>
    The contractor performing work on the Asphalt Rejuvenation Project has submitted their tentative work schedule for the week of October 16-20. Weather permitting, the contractor will be working in the following areas: Monday, October 16 Walnut Street (20th Street to 25th Street) Tuesday, October 17 Georgia Street (4th Street to Quincy) Michigan Street (Atkinson to 30th Street) Wednesday, October 18 Broadway Street (11th Street to 21st Street) Grand Oaks Addition (Drive, Court, Par...More >>
  • City provides update to Hope Valley Community Improvement District, names new board members

    City provides update to Hope Valley Community Improvement District, names new board members

    Thursday, October 12 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-10-12 19:59:36 GMT
    At the October 16, 2017 City Council meeting, an ordinance will be presented to name three new members to the Hope Valley Community Improvement District (CID) Board; Brandon Davis, Charles Genisio, and Brian Christmas. These local individuals will take the place of three board members whose terms have expired. The City believes it is important not to delay the appointment of these three individuals to the CID, and because of this, feels it is necessary to provide an update on the Hope...More >>
    At the October 16, 2017 City Council meeting, an ordinance will be presented to name three new members to the Hope Valley Community Improvement District (CID) Board; Brandon Davis, Charles Genisio, and Brian Christmas. These local individuals will take the place of three board members whose terms have expired. The City believes it is important not to delay the appointment of these three individuals to the CID, and because of this, feels it is necessary to provide an update on the Hope...More >>
  • Joplin Mall Announces Thanksgiving Plans

    Joplin Mall Announces Thanksgiving Plans

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-10-12 04:18:53 GMT
    You won't find shoppers strolling through Joplin's Northpark Mall on Thanksgiving this year. Mall officials say it will close on Thanksgiving Day and open at 6:00 a.m. on black Friday, November 24th.          "The support that we received last year when we made this decision was overwhelmingly positive," said Stephen Lebovitz, President and CEO, CBL Properties, owner and manager of Northpark Mall  "It is based on this feedback from our...More >>
    You won't find shoppers strolling through Joplin's Northpark Mall on Thanksgiving this year. Mall officials say it will close on Thanksgiving Day and open at 6:00 a.m. on black Friday, November 24th.          "The support that we received last year when we made this decision was overwhelmingly positive," said Stephen Lebovitz, President and CEO, CBL Properties, owner and manager of Northpark Mall  "It is based on this feedback from our...More >>
  • Oswego Couple Use Dogs to Track lost Game

    Oswego Couple Use Dogs to Track lost Game

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-10-12 04:21:51 GMT

    From time to time hunters shoot a deer  only to have it run off.    Sometimes it's never found. That's where Mike and Susie Fitzsimmons from Oswego Kansas come in.     They run "Little Long Dog Tracking."  They own and train dogs to track what hunters might not be able to find.         "Generally the hounds that we use follow a scent on the ground and they follow that deer and they can follow it throu...

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    From time to time hunters shoot a deer  only to have it run off.    Sometimes it's never found. That's where Mike and Susie Fitzsimmons from Oswego Kansas come in.     They run "Little Long Dog Tracking."  They own and train dogs to track what hunters might not be able to find.         "Generally the hounds that we use follow a scent on the ground and they follow that deer and they can follow it throu...

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  • Freeman Earns Pair of Awards From AHA

    Freeman Earns Pair of Awards From AHA

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-10-11 17:07:24 GMT
    Representatives from American Heart Association (AHA presented Freeman Health System with the Mission: Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by AHA for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.   Every year, more than 250,000 individuals experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that require...More >>
    Representatives from American Heart Association (AHA presented Freeman Health System with the Mission: Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by AHA for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.   Every year, more than 250,000 individuals experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that require...More >>
  • Early Head Start Program Expanding in Southwest Missouri

    Early Head Start Program Expanding in Southwest Missouri

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-10-11 18:51:43 GMT

          Lamar Missouri Tuesday celebrated the opening of a new child care facility with an open house and Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony.  It's the result of  Economic Security Corporation's Early Head Start program which  has worked creating partnerships in over 6 Southwest Missouri communities to expand high-quality no cost child care opportunities.   The corporation says these public and private partnerships are now poised to take ...

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          Lamar Missouri Tuesday celebrated the opening of a new child care facility with an open house and Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony.  It's the result of  Economic Security Corporation's Early Head Start program which  has worked creating partnerships in over 6 Southwest Missouri communities to expand high-quality no cost child care opportunities.   The corporation says these public and private partnerships are now poised to take ...

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  • Applications Welcome for Home Repair Help

    Applications Welcome for Home Repair Help

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-10-11 18:54:32 GMT

    Hearts and Hammers has opened the application process for area residents who need assistance in making repairs onto their homes. Applications will be taken from Oct. 1 to November 15 and can be picked up at the Housing and Urban Development Office in Pittsburg, the Salvation Army and Wesley House. The applications will be used to choose projects which will begin in April. The group helps refurbish the exterior of homes for residents who can live independently, but may no longer be abl...

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    Hearts and Hammers has opened the application process for area residents who need assistance in making repairs onto their homes. Applications will be taken from Oct. 1 to November 15 and can be picked up at the Housing and Urban Development Office in Pittsburg, the Salvation Army and Wesley House. The applications will be used to choose projects which will begin in April. The group helps refurbish the exterior of homes for residents who can live independently, but may no longer be abl...

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  • Death Sentence Possible for Oklahoma Man Convicted in Beheading Case

    Death Sentence Possible for Oklahoma Man Convicted in Beheading Case

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-10-11 02:19:25 GMT
    Oklahoma jurors deciding the punishment for a man convicted of beheading a co-worker say he is eligible to receive the death penalty.      Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of 33-year-old Alton Nolen ruled Tuesday that he is not "intellectually disabled" and ineligible for the death penalty.      The jury has already found Nolen guilty of first-degree murder for beheading his co-worker, 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, and trying to kill anoth...More >>
    Oklahoma jurors deciding the punishment for a man convicted of beheading a co-worker say he is eligible to receive the death penalty.      Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of 33-year-old Alton Nolen ruled Tuesday that he is not "intellectually disabled" and ineligible for the death penalty.      The jury has already found Nolen guilty of first-degree murder for beheading his co-worker, 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, and trying to kill anoth...More >>
  • Hawley to Challenge McCaskill for Missouri Senate Seat

    Hawley to Challenge McCaskill for Missouri Senate Seat

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-10-11 18:30:47 GMT

    Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has made it official: He's running for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in 2018.      Hawley, a 37-year-old in his first year of elected office, released a video Tuesday morning announcing his candidacy.       McCaskill is in her second term in the Senate, but Missouri voters have increasingly favored Republicans in recent years. Just one statewide office holder is a Democrat...

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    Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has made it official: He's running for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in 2018.      Hawley, a 37-year-old in his first year of elected office, released a video Tuesday morning announcing his candidacy.       McCaskill is in her second term in the Senate, but Missouri voters have increasingly favored Republicans in recent years. Just one statewide office holder is a Democrat...

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  • Missouri Abortion Laws Face Legal Challenges

    Missouri Abortion Laws Face Legal Challenges

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-10-10 22:52:55 GMT
             Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing the state of Missouri over new abortion regulations passed during the last legislative session.      In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the two organizations argue that the laws severely restrict access to safe abortions.      The laws passed during a special session this summer include several new requirements, such as annual state health inspections and ...More >>
             Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing the state of Missouri over new abortion regulations passed during the last legislative session.      In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the two organizations argue that the laws severely restrict access to safe abortions.      The laws passed during a special session this summer include several new requirements, such as annual state health inspections and ...More >>
  • Podleski sworn in as Presiding Municipal Court Judge

    Podleski sworn in as Presiding Municipal Court Judge

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:47:00 GMT
    With the recent retirement of Presiding Judge Chuck Brown of the Joplin Municipal Court, the Joplin City Council has announced the appointment of his successor. John Podleski, formerly Associate Judge for the Court, has been appointed Presiding Judge. Podleski was sworn in during the October 2, 2017 City Council meeting. Judge Podleski joined the Municipal Court in 2014, and has 30 years of experience as an attorney. Podleski served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney...More >>
    With the recent retirement of Presiding Judge Chuck Brown of the Joplin Municipal Court, the Joplin City Council has announced the appointment of his successor. John Podleski, formerly Associate Judge for the Court, has been appointed Presiding Judge. Podleski was sworn in during the October 2, 2017 City Council meeting. Judge Podleski joined the Municipal Court in 2014, and has 30 years of experience as an attorney. Podleski served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney...More >>
  • CoxHealth to Acquire Barton County Memorial Hospital

    CoxHealth to Acquire Barton County Memorial Hospital

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-10-11 18:28:51 GMT

    A new partnership will unite two southwest Missouri health care entities. A letter of intent has been signed that allows CoxHealth to acquire Barton County Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access facility based in Lamar. “The way health care works is changing, and we’re working to adapt,” says Wendy Duvall, CEO of Barton County Memorial Hospital. “In the current climate, it is becoming increasingly difficult for rural hospitals to keep operating the way the...

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    A new partnership will unite two southwest Missouri health care entities. A letter of intent has been signed that allows CoxHealth to acquire Barton County Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access facility based in Lamar. “The way health care works is changing, and we’re working to adapt,” says Wendy Duvall, CEO of Barton County Memorial Hospital. “In the current climate, it is becoming increasingly difficult for rural hospitals to keep operating the way the...

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  • Pittsburg Youth Chorale to perform after PSU Homecoming Parade

    Pittsburg Youth Chorale to perform after PSU Homecoming Parade

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:41 PM EDT2017-10-10 19:41:31 GMT
    Pittsburg Youth Chorale, under the direction of MJ Harper, accompanied by Carol Anne Smock, will perform patriotic selections immediately following the PSU Homecoming Parade at Pritchett Pavilion (2nd & Broadway). Ben Bolinger, Akela Hawkins, Norah Naccarato, Hope Treibor, Aislin Tyler, Ashlin Tyler, Orin Weiss, and Sarah Winzer are area students in 4-6th grade who exude a love of performing and singing. Audience members are invited to sing along to such popular tunes as “Th...More >>
    Pittsburg Youth Chorale, under the direction of MJ Harper, accompanied by Carol Anne Smock, will perform patriotic selections immediately following the PSU Homecoming Parade at Pritchett Pavilion (2nd & Broadway). Ben Bolinger, Akela Hawkins, Norah Naccarato, Hope Treibor, Aislin Tyler, Ashlin Tyler, Orin Weiss, and Sarah Winzer are area students in 4-6th grade who exude a love of performing and singing. Audience members are invited to sing along to such popular tunes as “Th...More >>
  • Trumpet festival brings notable musicians to Pittsburg

    Trumpet festival brings notable musicians to Pittsburg

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 10:53 AM EDT2017-10-10 14:53:47 GMT

    Students, public to benefit through personal interaction and free concerts Ten years ago, trumpet professor Todd Hastings had a vision: To bring the world's leading trumpet artists and performers to the Pittsburg State University campus. His vision wasn't that far-fetched. Hastings, a musician who has played with the likes of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Aretha Franklin, Henry Mancini, and the Kansas City Symphony, has rubbed elbows with some of them at performances and conferences ac...

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    Students, public to benefit through personal interaction and free concerts Ten years ago, trumpet professor Todd Hastings had a vision: To bring the world's leading trumpet artists and performers to the Pittsburg State University campus. His vision wasn't that far-fetched. Hastings, a musician who has played with the likes of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Aretha Franklin, Henry Mancini, and the Kansas City Symphony, has rubbed elbows with some of them at performances and conferences ac...

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  • Murphysburg District Displays Pink and Purple Ribbons

    Murphysburg District Displays Pink and Purple Ribbons

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-10-10 03:59:03 GMT
            Trees in the historic Murphysburg district of Joplin are decked out in more than the usual fall colors.     Many of them are wearing pink and purple ribbons in October.     The ribbons honor victims, patients, survivors, and their loved ones during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.     "It's just a good chance to remind people in the community about domestic violence &...More >>
            Trees in the historic Murphysburg district of Joplin are decked out in more than the usual fall colors.     Many of them are wearing pink and purple ribbons in October.     The ribbons honor victims, patients, survivors, and their loved ones during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.     "It's just a good chance to remind people in the community about domestic violence &...More >>
  • Downstream Casino November Live Music Schedule

    Downstream Casino November Live Music Schedule

    Monday, October 9 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-10-09 20:58:49 GMT

    Thursday November 2nd Southern Fried Reunion @ Legends Stage - 8 PM Friday November 3rd Uncrowned Kings - 8PM to Midnight Howard Gayles @ Lover's Leap Lounge - 8 PM to 11 PM Saturday November 4th Mr Lucky - 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM Howard Gayles @ Lover's Leap Lounge - 8 PM to 11 PM Friday November 10th The Tribute Kings - 8 PM to Midnight Kenny Babb @ Lover's Leap Lounge - 8 PM to 11 PM Saturday November 11th The Tribute Kings - 8 PM to Midnight Kenny Babb @ Love...

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    Thursday November 2nd Southern Fried Reunion @ Legends Stage - 8 PM Friday November 3rd Uncrowned Kings - 8PM to Midnight Howard Gayles @ Lover's Leap Lounge - 8 PM to 11 PM Saturday November 4th Mr Lucky - 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM Howard Gayles @ Lover's Leap Lounge - 8 PM to 11 PM Friday November 10th The Tribute Kings - 8 PM to Midnight Kenny Babb @ Lover's Leap Lounge - 8 PM to 11 PM Saturday November 11th The Tribute Kings - 8 PM to Midnight Kenny Babb @ Love...

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  • PSU honors recipients of 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award

    PSU honors recipients of 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award

    Monday, October 9 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-10-09 20:07:42 GMT
    David OakleyDavid Oakley
    Pittsburg State University will honor three alumni with the 2017 Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming activities on Oct. 13-14.  This year’s recipients are: Jessica Freeman Clements, a medical physicist in California; Lt. Col. David Oakley, a military strategist in Washington, D.C.; and Jay Maharjan, a nanotechnology researcher in Las Vegas.  The recipients were selected based on their professi...More >>
    Pittsburg State University will honor three alumni with the 2017 Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming activities on Oct. 13-14.  This year’s recipients are: Jessica Freeman Clements, a medical physicist in California; Lt. Col. David Oakley, a military strategist in Washington, D.C.; and Jay Maharjan, a nanotechnology researcher in Las Vegas.  The recipients were selected based on their professi...More >>
  • EPA Chief Pruitt Seeks Dialogue With Industry

    EPA Chief Pruitt Seeks Dialogue With Industry

    Friday, October 6 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-10-07 03:36:08 GMT
    The former Oklahoma State Senator and State Attorney General who is now the head of the Environmental Protection Agency says his staff will now work in close partnership with industries the EPA regulates.          EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says he'll revive a Bush-era program to maintain an open dialogue with American businesses. Pruitt says the collaboration will boost the economy while delivering "better environmental outcomes."  &nb...More >>
    The former Oklahoma State Senator and State Attorney General who is now the head of the Environmental Protection Agency says his staff will now work in close partnership with industries the EPA regulates.          EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says he'll revive a Bush-era program to maintain an open dialogue with American businesses. Pruitt says the collaboration will boost the economy while delivering "better environmental outcomes."  &nb...More >>
  • Area Hospital Conduct Flu Pandemic Drill

    Area Hospital Conduct Flu Pandemic Drill

    Friday, October 6 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-10-07 02:35:13 GMT
        Several area hospitals Friday explored how they would deal with a large-scale flu outbreak.     The flu pandemic exercise was meant to help local hospitals develop an assessment and response to any potential break-out.     Joplin's Mercy and Freeman Hospitals conducted separate exercises and surrounding facilities participated.     "We've got all of our clinics working on it, our hospitals, we have eleven different h...More >>
        Several area hospitals Friday explored how they would deal with a large-scale flu outbreak.     The flu pandemic exercise was meant to help local hospitals develop an assessment and response to any potential break-out.     Joplin's Mercy and Freeman Hospitals conducted separate exercises and surrounding facilities participated.     "We've got all of our clinics working on it, our hospitals, we have eleven different h...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: My Wind Stuff

    SLIDESHOW: My Wind Stuff

    Friday, October 6 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-10-07 00:37:09 GMT
    Curt and Kendra Giebler own a company called "My Wind Stuff". They are a mobile kite and spinner company they represent a company called "Premier Kites and Designs" who they've been working for for 7 years now. They travel for a living. They've been traveling for 18 years on the road promoting their goods as well as putting on kite shows all over the country. When asked why this was a passion for him Curt responded saying, "Ya know I'm flying kite, making a l...More >>
    Curt and Kendra Giebler own a company called "My Wind Stuff". They are a mobile kite and spinner company they represent a company called "Premier Kites and Designs" who they've been working for for 7 years now. They travel for a living. They've been traveling for 18 years on the road promoting their goods as well as putting on kite shows all over the country. When asked why this was a passion for him Curt responded saying, "Ya know I'm flying kite, making a l...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Cato School Annual Fall Tour

    SLIDESHOW: Cato School Annual Fall Tour

    Friday, October 6 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-10-07 01:20:26 GMT

    Cato School Annual Fall Tour Saturday, October 7, 2017 An exciting adventure for kids and adults Cato Historical Preservation Association Cato, Kansas 66711 Directions to Cato, Kansas On U.S. Highway 69 between Ft. Scott and Pittsburg, Kansas, turn west on 720 Avenue, one mile north of the Arcadia turn-off (or one mile south of the Bourbon County line). Go west for one mile, then turn north for 1/2 mile and then left one mile to Cato.

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    Cato School Annual Fall Tour Saturday, October 7, 2017 An exciting adventure for kids and adults Cato Historical Preservation Association Cato, Kansas 66711 Directions to Cato, Kansas On U.S. Highway 69 between Ft. Scott and Pittsburg, Kansas, turn west on 720 Avenue, one mile north of the Arcadia turn-off (or one mile south of the Bourbon County line). Go west for one mile, then turn north for 1/2 mile and then left one mile to Cato.

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  • Taco Bell Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of SWMO Collaborate to Motivate Students to Graduate

    Taco Bell Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of SWMO Collaborate to Motivate Students to Graduate

    Friday, October 6 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-10-06 21:41:02 GMT
    The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri will wrap up their participation in the Graduate for Más. Throughout the year, teen members of the Boys and Girls Club completed nine volunteer events and toured 10 community colleges and universities in the four states area where they learned about various degree programs. These opportunities were made possible through a $9,540.00 grant from the Taco Bell® Foundation. The Boys and Girls Club hosted a graduation celebration in ...More >>
    The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri will wrap up their participation in the Graduate for Más. Throughout the year, teen members of the Boys and Girls Club completed nine volunteer events and toured 10 community colleges and universities in the four states area where they learned about various degree programs. These opportunities were made possible through a $9,540.00 grant from the Taco Bell® Foundation. The Boys and Girls Club hosted a graduation celebration in ...More >>
  • Pittsburg Man Found Competent to Stand Trial in Double-Murder Case

    Pittsburg Man Found Competent to Stand Trial in Double-Murder Case

    Friday, October 6 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-10-06 04:05:21 GMT

        Court proceedings will continue for a Pittsburg, Kansas man charged with killing two family members.     In a hearing Thursday, David Mcnabb was found competent to stand trial .     He's charged with the first degree murders of his 65-year-old uncle Ken Mcnabb and 87-year-old grandmother Betty Mcnabb.     In November of last year, the victims were reported missing from their home near Pleasanton, where relatives discover...

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        Court proceedings will continue for a Pittsburg, Kansas man charged with killing two family members.     In a hearing Thursday, David Mcnabb was found competent to stand trial .     He's charged with the first degree murders of his 65-year-old uncle Ken Mcnabb and 87-year-old grandmother Betty Mcnabb.     In November of last year, the victims were reported missing from their home near Pleasanton, where relatives discover...

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  • Pittsburg Company Prepares to Expand

    Pittsburg Company Prepares to Expand

    Thursday, October 5 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-10-06 03:25:21 GMT
      More jobs are coming to Pittsburg, Kansas.  City officials were invited to a groundbreaking Thursday for the expansion of "Apex Stage".     It's owned by "Progressive Products" in Pittsburg which produces items including conveying equipment, storm shelters and mobile stages through "Apex Stage". The company is building a one-million dollar facility and adding ten new jobs including welders, fabricators and general labo...More >>
      More jobs are coming to Pittsburg, Kansas.  City officials were invited to a groundbreaking Thursday for the expansion of "Apex Stage".     It's owned by "Progressive Products" in Pittsburg which produces items including conveying equipment, storm shelters and mobile stages through "Apex Stage". The company is building a one-million dollar facility and adding ten new jobs including welders, fabricators and general labo...More >>
  • Warning About Funny Money in Advance of the Carl Junction City-wide Garage Sale

    Warning About Funny Money in Advance of the Carl Junction City-wide Garage Sale

    Thursday, October 5 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-10-06 02:28:02 GMT

    Southwest Missouri police have sent out a warning after the recent arrest of a woman who had several fake bills in the Joplin area..     Carl Junction Missouri's city-wide fall garage sale is this weekend and police believe that could provide an opportunity for someone to pass counterfeit bills.     Police Chief Delmar Haase has posted a warning on social media telling people to watch out for the funny money.  He says these particular counterf...

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    Southwest Missouri police have sent out a warning after the recent arrest of a woman who had several fake bills in the Joplin area..     Carl Junction Missouri's city-wide fall garage sale is this weekend and police believe that could provide an opportunity for someone to pass counterfeit bills.     Police Chief Delmar Haase has posted a warning on social media telling people to watch out for the funny money.  He says these particular counterf...

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  • Dean of Joplin's New Medical School Resigns

    Dean of Joplin's New Medical School Resigns

    Thursday, October 5 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-10-05 20:50:56 GMT
    Paula Gregory, DOPaula Gregory, DO

      The dean for Joplin's new medical school, KCU Joplin, has resigned from her post just months after the school opened.  The following is a Statement from Darrin D'Agostino, DO, MBA, MPH, KCU executive dean, vice-president for health affairs regarding campus dean for KCU Joplin: Paula Gregory, DO, resigned from her position as campus dean at KCU Joplin last month for professional reasons. She was not asked to resign. We are grateful for her leadership during the planning ...

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      The dean for Joplin's new medical school, KCU Joplin, has resigned from her post just months after the school opened.  The following is a Statement from Darrin D'Agostino, DO, MBA, MPH, KCU executive dean, vice-president for health affairs regarding campus dean for KCU Joplin: Paula Gregory, DO, resigned from her position as campus dean at KCU Joplin last month for professional reasons. She was not asked to resign. We are grateful for her leadership during the planning ...

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  • Sentencing for a Woman Accused of Letting Monkeys Bite Daughters

    Sentencing for a Woman Accused of Letting Monkeys Bite Daughters

    Thursday, October 5 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-10-05 20:01:25 GMT
      Authorities say  a former foster care and adoptive mother allowed monkeys to bite children in her care.    That's among the child abuse allegations against 50-year-old Deidre Mathews.    Mathews was sentenced Wednesday to a life sentence, but will have to serve only around three years in prison, a prosecutor said.     After amending the charges, Matthews, of Independence, Missouri and formally of Jay, Oklahoma pleaded no conte...More >>
      Authorities say  a former foster care and adoptive mother allowed monkeys to bite children in her care.    That's among the child abuse allegations against 50-year-old Deidre Mathews.    Mathews was sentenced Wednesday to a life sentence, but will have to serve only around three years in prison, a prosecutor said.     After amending the charges, Matthews, of Independence, Missouri and formally of Jay, Oklahoma pleaded no conte...More >>
  • Eastern Shawnee Tribe to Get an $800,000 grant

    Eastern Shawnee Tribe to Get an $800,000 grant

    Thursday, October 5 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-10-05 19:40:52 GMT
    The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has learned it's getting an $800,000 grant from the United States Housing and Urban Development's Indian Community Development Block Grant (HUD ICDBG).     The grant monies from the Block Grant will provide an opportunity for the creation of a Shooting Range and Training Center on 75 acres of tribally-owned land and will include a 3,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, a 12 station sporting clays course, a pistol and rifle range with an eart...More >>
    The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has learned it's getting an $800,000 grant from the United States Housing and Urban Development's Indian Community Development Block Grant (HUD ICDBG).     The grant monies from the Block Grant will provide an opportunity for the creation of a Shooting Range and Training Center on 75 acres of tribally-owned land and will include a 3,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, a 12 station sporting clays course, a pistol and rifle range with an eart...More >>
  • WEB EXTRA: Interview w/ Planned Parenthood CEO Mary Kogut

    WEB EXTRA: Interview w/ Planned Parenthood CEO Mary Kogut

    Thursday, October 5 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-10-05 18:50:27 GMT

    We spoke via Skype with Mary Kogut, CEO of Planned Parenthood St. Louis Regions and SW Missouri,  and she answers questions about the impact of Senate Bill 5. The bill was signed into law and takes effect October 26th, and the next plans for licensing the Joplin clinic for abortions. "The preliminary injunction made it  really clear states couldn't just put restrictions in place  in order to reduce access to abortion. That they had to be medically necessary to pro...

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    We spoke via Skype with Mary Kogut, CEO of Planned Parenthood St. Louis Regions and SW Missouri,  and she answers questions about the impact of Senate Bill 5. The bill was signed into law and takes effect October 26th, and the next plans for licensing the Joplin clinic for abortions. "The preliminary injunction made it  really clear states couldn't just put restrictions in place  in order to reduce access to abortion. That they had to be medically necessary to pro...

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  • Ad for Tax Reform Target Senator McCaskill

    Ad for Tax Reform Target Senator McCaskill

    Thursday, October 5 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-10-05 18:20:57 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)
      U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is the target of a group pushing for tax reform.         Americans for Prosperity is launching a $1.2 million television ad buy the Democratic Senator to support a tax overhaul.         The group backed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch on Thursday announced the ads will run for three weeks starting Friday.         In the ad, a woman p...More >>
      U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is the target of a group pushing for tax reform.         Americans for Prosperity is launching a $1.2 million television ad buy the Democratic Senator to support a tax overhaul.         The group backed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch on Thursday announced the ads will run for three weeks starting Friday.         In the ad, a woman p...More >>
  • Ruling on Missouri same-sex parents

    Ruling on Missouri same-sex parents

    Thursday, October 5 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-10-05 18:02:34 GMT
      A court ruling in Missouri concerns the rights of same-sex parents.         A Missouri appeals court has ruled in favor of a lesbian woman trying to get custody or visitation with a child she helped raise with her former partner.     Appellate judges ruled that the woman has a "loving parent-child relationship" that's strong enough to qualify her to seek custody or visitation, even though she did not give birth to the child...More >>
      A court ruling in Missouri concerns the rights of same-sex parents.         A Missouri appeals court has ruled in favor of a lesbian woman trying to get custody or visitation with a child she helped raise with her former partner.     Appellate judges ruled that the woman has a "loving parent-child relationship" that's strong enough to qualify her to seek custody or visitation, even though she did not give birth to the child...More >>
  • Frontenac Suspect Bound Over for Trial

    Frontenac Suspect Bound Over for Trial

    Thursday, October 5 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-10-05 17:49:41 GMT

        A  Frontenac, Kansas man is bound over for trial for attempted first degree murder.      Back in june, authorities were called to the area of 940 south 250th Street in Crawford County and found 42-year-old warren hill of Pittsburg lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.     Later that month, Crawford county deputies arrested 77-year-old Muriece Scholes.      He plead not guilty in court Wednesd...

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        A  Frontenac, Kansas man is bound over for trial for attempted first degree murder.      Back in june, authorities were called to the area of 940 south 250th Street in Crawford County and found 42-year-old warren hill of Pittsburg lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.     Later that month, Crawford county deputies arrested 77-year-old Muriece Scholes.      He plead not guilty in court Wednesd...

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  • 2017 Shop With a Hero Christmas Program

    2017 Shop With a Hero Christmas Program

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-10-04 21:27:06 GMT
    The Neosho Police Department is proud to announce the 17 th annual Shop with a Hero Christmas Campaign. Letters of support are being sent out to Neosho businesses and residents for their continuous support with this program. In 2016, with the support of the community we raised over $17,500.00 and provided 115 children with a Merry Christmas. This program relies on donations from area businesses and private citizens only, no city funds are allocated for this event. The Shop with a He...More >>
    The Neosho Police Department is proud to announce the 17 th annual Shop with a Hero Christmas Campaign. Letters of support are being sent out to Neosho businesses and residents for their continuous support with this program. In 2016, with the support of the community we raised over $17,500.00 and provided 115 children with a Merry Christmas. This program relies on donations from area businesses and private citizens only, no city funds are allocated for this event. The Shop with a He...More >>
  • Gov. Brownback Hearing

    Gov. Brownback Hearing

    Thursday, October 5 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-10-06 03:31:33 GMT

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is defending his decision to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.     Brownback is in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Republican testified Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A 2007 executive order applied to hiring and employment decisions by agencies under the Kansas governor's direct control. During Wednesday's hearing, Brown...

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    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is defending his decision to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.     Brownback is in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Republican testified Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A 2007 executive order applied to hiring and employment decisions by agencies under the Kansas governor's direct control. During Wednesday's hearing, Brown...

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  • Breast Cancer Car Show - October 8th

    Breast Cancer Car Show - October 8th

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-10-04 19:59:31 GMT
    Breast Cancer Car Show - October 8th 1 PM to 4 PM Contact: Ali Carlton - 417.649.5765 CJ Bulldog Stadium $15 Per Entry #PINKOUTMore >>
    Breast Cancer Car Show - October 8th 1 PM to 4 PM Contact: Ali Carlton - 417.649.5765 CJ Bulldog Stadium $15 Per Entry #PINKOUTMore >>
  • Proclamation of October as National Arts & Humanities Month in Joplin at Spiva Park – October 5, 2017

    Proclamation of October as National Arts & Humanities Month in Joplin at Spiva Park – October 5, 2017

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-10-04 18:53:39 GMT
    In accordance with National Arts & Humanities Month, Mayor of Joplin, Mike Seibert, will officially proclaim the month of October as National Arts and Humanities Month in Joplin on Thursday, October 5, 5:00pm at Spiva Park (4th and Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801). National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM) is a nationwide collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. It is designed to encourage all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in th...More >>
    In accordance with National Arts & Humanities Month, Mayor of Joplin, Mike Seibert, will officially proclaim the month of October as National Arts and Humanities Month in Joplin on Thursday, October 5, 5:00pm at Spiva Park (4th and Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801). National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM) is a nationwide collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. It is designed to encourage all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in th...More >>
  • Applications accepted Oct. 1 – Dec. 15, 2017

    KDHE offers new solid waste grants

    KDHE offers new solid waste grants

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-10-04 18:41:55 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is launching a new grant program focused on recycling and composting.  The competitive Solid Waste grants are designed to support existing recycling and composting programs, and encourage the development of new programs. Kansas counties, municipalities, solid waste management regions, and private entities may apply for grants to fund new or existing waste reduction projects and associated public education materials. These co...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is launching a new grant program focused on recycling and composting.  The competitive Solid Waste grants are designed to support existing recycling and composting programs, and encourage the development of new programs. Kansas counties, municipalities, solid waste management regions, and private entities may apply for grants to fund new or existing waste reduction projects and associated public education materials. These co...More >>
  • Pittsburg State Of The City Address

    Pittsburg State Of The City Address

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-10-04 18:29:29 GMT
    The Pittsburg mayor speaks at the annual State Of The City breakfast. It was held at Memorial Auditorium. Mayor Michael Gray spoke about projects that have been completed over the past twelve months, successes, and plans for the future.  Pittsburg Mayor Michael Gray presenting the State of the City Address! #pittsburgks #forwardtogether pic.twitter.com/sgncUmV692 — CityofPittsburg,KS (@PittsburgKS) October 3, 2017 Topics included road improvements, technology upgrades...More >>
    The Pittsburg mayor speaks at the annual State Of The City breakfast. It was held at Memorial Auditorium. Mayor Michael Gray spoke about projects that have been completed over the past twelve months, successes, and plans for the future.  Pittsburg Mayor Michael Gray presenting the State of the City Address! #pittsburgks #forwardtogether pic.twitter.com/sgncUmV692 — CityofPittsburg,KS (@PittsburgKS) October 3, 2017 Topics included road improvements, technology upgrades...More >>
  • Joplin Museum’s Chautauqua focuses on artist Thomas Hart Benton

    Joplin Museum’s Chautauqua focuses on artist Thomas Hart Benton

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-10-04 18:15:05 GMT
    Joplin History and Mineral Museum is hosting a Chautauqua on October 13 and 14 for citizens to learn more about Thomas Hart Benton, the artist behind the famous mural “Joplin at the Turn of the Century” that is displayed in Joplin's City Hall.  During a Chautauqua performance, the actors dress and portray the characteristics of the person they are representing while they share stories about the featured person. This event offers several options for citizen...More >>
    Joplin History and Mineral Museum is hosting a Chautauqua on October 13 and 14 for citizens to learn more about Thomas Hart Benton, the artist behind the famous mural “Joplin at the Turn of the Century” that is displayed in Joplin's City Hall.  During a Chautauqua performance, the actors dress and portray the characteristics of the person they are representing while they share stories about the featured person. This event offers several options for citizen...More >>
  • Nevada PD Execute Search Warrant In Drug Distribution Investigation

    Nevada PD Execute Search Warrant In Drug Distribution Investigation

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-10-03 23:25:09 GMT
    In the early morning hours of Monday October 2, 2017 Nevada Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 600 block of S. Commercial Street in response to reports of illegal drug activity at that location. Officers had recently developed information regarding a male subject at that location that had reportedly been involved in the distribution of illegal narcotics. During the search of the residence officers located and seized suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. The ev...More >>
    In the early morning hours of Monday October 2, 2017 Nevada Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 600 block of S. Commercial Street in response to reports of illegal drug activity at that location. Officers had recently developed information regarding a male subject at that location that had reportedly been involved in the distribution of illegal narcotics. During the search of the residence officers located and seized suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. The ev...More >>
  • Joplin Humane Society offers reduced adoption fees and partners with the ASPCA to help you #FindYourFido

    Joplin Humane Society offers reduced adoption fees and partners with the ASPCA to help you #FindYourFido

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-10-03 23:22:07 GMT
     JHS is partnering with the ASPCA as part of their national #FindYourFido Campaign for October, which is Adopt a Shelter Dog month. We are reducing adoption fees and want to empty the shelter!  Adoption fees will be reduced to just $20….and we are not forgetting about Pitbull Awareness Month….fees for all pitbull and pitbull mix dogs is reduced to just $10.More >>
     JHS is partnering with the ASPCA as part of their national #FindYourFido Campaign for October, which is Adopt a Shelter Dog month. We are reducing adoption fees and want to empty the shelter!  Adoption fees will be reduced to just $20….and we are not forgetting about Pitbull Awareness Month….fees for all pitbull and pitbull mix dogs is reduced to just $10.More >>
  • PSU grad, physician honored for excellence

    PSU grad, physician honored for excellence

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-10-03 23:18:48 GMT
    A Pittsburg State graduate who is a regional physician was recently honored for excellence in his field. Mark Brown, a Freeman Health System emergency physician, was named the Emergency Medicine Residency Teaching Physician of the Year at the Freeman Health System Medical Resident Graduation. Brown received his bachelor of science in biology from PSU in 2007. In 2011, he earned his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still U...More >>
    A Pittsburg State graduate who is a regional physician was recently honored for excellence in his field. Mark Brown, a Freeman Health System emergency physician, was named the Emergency Medicine Residency Teaching Physician of the Year at the Freeman Health System Medical Resident Graduation. Brown received his bachelor of science in biology from PSU in 2007. In 2011, he earned his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still U...More >>
  • Missouri Southern sees enrollment growth in multiple areas

    Missouri Southern sees enrollment growth in multiple areas

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-10-03 22:57:41 GMT
    Fall enrollment numbers at Missouri Southern State University point to another positive year, according to data recorded on the university’s annual Census Day and provided by MSSU’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness. While overall headcount remained relatively flat (6,174 students compared to 6,231 last fall), Fall 2017 is the second largest total enrollment in the university’s history. At 1,012 students, this fall’s freshman class is the third largest in ...More >>
    Fall enrollment numbers at Missouri Southern State University point to another positive year, according to data recorded on the university’s annual Census Day and provided by MSSU’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness. While overall headcount remained relatively flat (6,174 students compared to 6,231 last fall), Fall 2017 is the second largest total enrollment in the university’s history. At 1,012 students, this fall’s freshman class is the third largest in ...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Donkey Dental Days

    SLIDESHOW: Donkey Dental Days

    Monday, October 2 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-10-02 21:16:52 GMT
    It was Donkey Dental Days at T&D Donkey Rescue in Liberal, MO. Fifty animals were in line to get their teeth worked on. Two dentists from Virginia and New York were even in to help work on worn out, uneven chompers. The care not only helps keep the animals pearly whites healthy, but also saves the rescue money by not buying as much food.  "They can't chew all the food, and absorb all the nutrition so it literally goes in one end and out the other," Deanna Kafka of ...More >>
    It was Donkey Dental Days at T&D Donkey Rescue in Liberal, MO. Fifty animals were in line to get their teeth worked on. Two dentists from Virginia and New York were even in to help work on worn out, uneven chompers. The care not only helps keep the animals pearly whites healthy, but also saves the rescue money by not buying as much food.  "They can't chew all the food, and absorb all the nutrition so it literally goes in one end and out the other," Deanna Kafka of ...More >>
  • KanCare Conference Call Update

    KanCare Conference Call Update

    Friday, September 29 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-09-29 21:21:27 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has scheduled a series of conference calls to update consumers and providers on the development of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2019 KanCare Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) contract. Previous public meetings were held in May 2016 and June 2017, as well as meetings with provider associations and advocacy organizations, to collect ideas and input for the development of the RFP for the new contract. Prior to posting the...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has scheduled a series of conference calls to update consumers and providers on the development of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2019 KanCare Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) contract. Previous public meetings were held in May 2016 and June 2017, as well as meetings with provider associations and advocacy organizations, to collect ideas and input for the development of the RFP for the new contract. Prior to posting the...More >>
  • Sci-fi exhibit features works created digitally

    Sci-fi exhibit features works created digitally

    Thursday, September 28 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-09-29 02:08:04 GMT
    A new exhibit based on science fiction and achieved entirely through digital modeling and digital painting is open at Pittsburg State University through Nov. 2. On Sept. 28 at 4 p.m., artist Tom Lundquist will give a public lecture about the exhibit in Porter Hall, where the exhibit is displayed in the University and Harry Krug galleries. "Science fiction can be a great source of fun for people who make pictures," Lundquist said. "Though the subjects need to be reason...More >>
    A new exhibit based on science fiction and achieved entirely through digital modeling and digital painting is open at Pittsburg State University through Nov. 2. On Sept. 28 at 4 p.m., artist Tom Lundquist will give a public lecture about the exhibit in Porter Hall, where the exhibit is displayed in the University and Harry Krug galleries. "Science fiction can be a great source of fun for people who make pictures," Lundquist said. "Though the subjects need to be reason...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Wild Conference

    SLIDESHOW: Wild Conference

    Thursday, September 28 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-09-28 21:28:27 GMT
    It's been a day to remember for nearly 100 Galesburg Middle School students. They traveled thirty minutes to Greenbush for the regional Wild Conference. The student organization focuses on things that promote the environment, conservation, and outdoor activities. KOAM Photojournalist Ty Parks gives us a look. More >>
    It's been a day to remember for nearly 100 Galesburg Middle School students. They traveled thirty minutes to Greenbush for the regional Wild Conference. The student organization focuses on things that promote the environment, conservation, and outdoor activities. KOAM Photojournalist Ty Parks gives us a look. More >>
  • Connect2Culture Performances Schedule - October 2017

    Connect2Culture Performances Schedule - October 2017

    Thursday, September 28 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-09-28 20:35:10 GMT
    October 5: MSSU presents h2 Saxophone Quartet, 7:30pm at Missouri Southern State University, Bud Walton Theatre (3950 Newman Rd). The award-winning h2 quartet has been wowing audiences since 2002. h2 takes advantage of the great expressive capacity of their instruments by programming traditional, avant-garde, minimalist, and jazz-influenced works in surprising and compelling ways. h2 has performed throughout the United States, in Europe, the UK and in Asia, and has released five criti...More >>
    October 5: MSSU presents h2 Saxophone Quartet, 7:30pm at Missouri Southern State University, Bud Walton Theatre (3950 Newman Rd). The award-winning h2 quartet has been wowing audiences since 2002. h2 takes advantage of the great expressive capacity of their instruments by programming traditional, avant-garde, minimalist, and jazz-influenced works in surprising and compelling ways. h2 has performed throughout the United States, in Europe, the UK and in Asia, and has released five criti...More >>
  • Four inmates charged with property damage after breaking fire sprinkler

    Four inmates charged with property damage after breaking fire sprinkler

    Thursday, September 28 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-09-28 20:11:38 GMT
    Four Nevada women have been charged with damage to jail property while being held at the Vernon County Jail. According to Sheriff’s Office officials, felony warrants were issued Wednesday for Kayleen Varner (23), Tiffany J Blauvelt (25), Christina M Allen (39), and April R Hancock (32) all of Nevada after a sprinkler head was damaged causing the sprinklers to activate. According to Sheriff Jason Mosher, the event caused the fire alarm to be activated and the fire department to r...More >>
    Four Nevada women have been charged with damage to jail property while being held at the Vernon County Jail. According to Sheriff’s Office officials, felony warrants were issued Wednesday for Kayleen Varner (23), Tiffany J Blauvelt (25), Christina M Allen (39), and April R Hancock (32) all of Nevada after a sprinkler head was damaged causing the sprinklers to activate. According to Sheriff Jason Mosher, the event caused the fire alarm to be activated and the fire department to r...More >>
  • NEO Rodeo Earns Three Top-Five Finishes in Colby, Kansas

    NEO Rodeo Earns Three Top-Five Finishes in Colby, Kansas

    Thursday, September 28 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-09-28 17:40:52 GMT
    Photo from left: Ben Piazza, Amber Scales, Steven RichmondPhoto from left: Ben Piazza, Amber Scales, Steven Richmond
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 – The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Rodeo Team competed in Colby, Kan. in September for the first regular season National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) rodeo. Riders competed against schools in the Central Plains Region and three NEO riders earned a top-five spot, with Amber Scales placing first in barrel racing, Ben Piazza placing third in tie-down roping, and Steven Richmond placing fourth in steer wrestling. Scales is a f...More >>
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 – The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Rodeo Team competed in Colby, Kan. in September for the first regular season National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) rodeo. Riders competed against schools in the Central Plains Region and three NEO riders earned a top-five spot, with Amber Scales placing first in barrel racing, Ben Piazza placing third in tie-down roping, and Steven Richmond placing fourth in steer wrestling. Scales is a f...More >>
  • Ozark Center Celebrates Decade of Providing Safe, Affordable Housing

    Ozark Center Celebrates Decade of Providing Safe, Affordable Housing

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-09-27 21:01:26 GMT
    Ozark Center, an entity of Freeman Health System, celebrated 10 years of providing safe, affordable housing at Magnolia Heights. Opened in 2007, the 23-unit complex provides a bridge to independent living for individuals with chronic mental illness. “Individuals with chronic mental illness often find themselves homeless or living in substandard conditions,” said Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer. “Magnolia Heights provides a safe environm...More >>
    Ozark Center, an entity of Freeman Health System, celebrated 10 years of providing safe, affordable housing at Magnolia Heights. Opened in 2007, the 23-unit complex provides a bridge to independent living for individuals with chronic mental illness. “Individuals with chronic mental illness often find themselves homeless or living in substandard conditions,” said Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer. “Magnolia Heights provides a safe environm...More >>
  • Tyson Poultry Pleads Guilty to Clean Water Act Violations in Connection with Discharge of Acidic Feed Supplement

    Tyson Poultry Pleads Guilty to Clean Water Act Violations in Connection with Discharge of Acidic Feed Supplement

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-09-27 20:43:49 GMT
    Tyson Poultry Inc. (“Tyson”), pleaded guilty today in federal court in Springfield, Missouri, to two criminal charges of violating the Clean Water Act stemming from discharges at its slaughter and processing facility in Monett, Missouri.  Tyson, the nation’s largest chicken producer, is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.  Tyson is a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., which owns and operates multiple companies in the food supply and food service industry. ...More >>
    Tyson Poultry Inc. (“Tyson”), pleaded guilty today in federal court in Springfield, Missouri, to two criminal charges of violating the Clean Water Act stemming from discharges at its slaughter and processing facility in Monett, Missouri.  Tyson, the nation’s largest chicken producer, is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.  Tyson is a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., which owns and operates multiple companies in the food supply and food service industry. ...More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Get Your Licks on Route 66

    SLIDESHOW: Get Your Licks on Route 66

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-09-26 23:29:48 GMT

    Organizers Greg and Susan Sims have dedicated their lives to bringing awareness to the homeless pet population. The tour began a couple of weeks ago in California.

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    Organizers Greg and Susan Sims have dedicated their lives to bringing awareness to the homeless pet population. The tour began a couple of weeks ago in California.

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  • Authorities Looking For Dollar General Robbery Suspect

    Authorities Looking For Dollar General Robbery Suspect

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:43:10 GMT
    On September 24, 2017 at 9:59pm officers were dispatched to 1221 East 32nd, Dollar General, for an armed robbery. A male had entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded money. A 50-year-old female employee who was knelt down folding clothing in the Halloween section was hit in the back of the head by the suspect with the gun. She suffered a cut to the back of her head from the assault. The male was given money from the register and fled. The suspect is described as a younger w...More >>
    On September 24, 2017 at 9:59pm officers were dispatched to 1221 East 32nd, Dollar General, for an armed robbery. A male had entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded money. A 50-year-old female employee who was knelt down folding clothing in the Halloween section was hit in the back of the head by the suspect with the gun. She suffered a cut to the back of her head from the assault. The male was given money from the register and fled. The suspect is described as a younger w...More >>
  • Sobriety Checkpoint in SEK - September 30th

    Sobriety Checkpoint in SEK - September 30th

    Monday, September 25 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-09-25 20:55:31 GMT
    The Kansas Highway Patrol, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Cherokee Police Department are planning to conduct a Sobriety checkpoint the weekend of September 30th, 2017 on US 400 west of Pittsburg. A Sobriety checkpoint intended to remove impaired drivers will be set up on US-400, in Cherokee/Crawford County. “The purpose of these checkpoints,” according to the Highway Patrol spokesperson, “is not to harass motorists...More >>
    The Kansas Highway Patrol, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Cherokee Police Department are planning to conduct a Sobriety checkpoint the weekend of September 30th, 2017 on US 400 west of Pittsburg. A Sobriety checkpoint intended to remove impaired drivers will be set up on US-400, in Cherokee/Crawford County. “The purpose of these checkpoints,” according to the Highway Patrol spokesperson, “is not to harass motorists...More >>
  • ManXpo - September 22nd, 23rd

    ManXpo - September 22nd, 23rd

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-09-23 00:42:40 GMT

    For two days the Joplin Convention Center will be devoted to all things manly. Sponsored by The Big Nickel, the first "ManXpo" is set for noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and will be an  interactive event, with booth promos and public interaction both days.  Everything from NASCAR and Golf simulators, as well as a catch and release fish pond. Other features include hunting and fishing displays, live music, cars, trucks and motorcycles, DIY Demos...

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    For two days the Joplin Convention Center will be devoted to all things manly. Sponsored by The Big Nickel, the first "ManXpo" is set for noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and will be an  interactive event, with booth promos and public interaction both days.  Everything from NASCAR and Golf simulators, as well as a catch and release fish pond. Other features include hunting and fishing displays, live music, cars, trucks and motorcycles, DIY Demos...

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  • Joplin Man Charged After Disturbance With Weapon

    Joplin Man Charged After Disturbance With Weapon

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:26:35 GMT
    ? On September 21, 2017 at 5:06pm Officers were dispatched to a call at 132 South St. Louis. The caller said there was a disturbance in the residence and a male had fired a gun. An officer and a trainee were right by the location when the call came out, and arrived immediately. They began gathering information from people outside and learned the suspect was still in the house along with a female and two small children. Additional officers arrived and the house was surrounded. The...More >>
    ? On September 21, 2017 at 5:06pm Officers were dispatched to a call at 132 South St. Louis. The caller said there was a disturbance in the residence and a male had fired a gun. An officer and a trainee were right by the location when the call came out, and arrived immediately. They began gathering information from people outside and learned the suspect was still in the house along with a female and two small children. Additional officers arrived and the house was surrounded. The...More >>
  • Carterville, MO Water Shutdown - September 25th

    Carterville, MO Water Shutdown - September 25th

    Monday, September 25 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-09-25 19:59:23 GMT

    On Monday, September 25, 2017, we will have a system-wide water shutdown.  Starting at 6:00 AM, we will begin closing off valves at our storage tank to deplete our distribution system.  We need to change a hydrant and add two main-line valves into our system and are unable to do so while the system is pressurized.  What this means for you is that there will be no available water services starting at 6:00 AM.  All of the prep work for these jobs should be completed ...

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    On Monday, September 25, 2017, we will have a system-wide water shutdown.  Starting at 6:00 AM, we will begin closing off valves at our storage tank to deplete our distribution system.  We need to change a hydrant and add two main-line valves into our system and are unable to do so while the system is pressurized.  What this means for you is that there will be no available water services starting at 6:00 AM.  All of the prep work for these jobs should be completed ...

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  • Sheldon Woman Charged In Vernon County Hit & Run

    Sheldon Woman Charged In Vernon County Hit & Run

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:57:07 GMT
    Margaret ChaddMargaret Chadd

    On Sunday Sept 17, 2107 at 1921 Hours, I responded to the scene of a motor vehicle verses bicycle crash on Route DD in Vernon County.  The bicycle rider, Billy Joe Willis, age 61, of Sheldon, MO died as result of his injuries sustained in crash.

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    On Sunday Sept 17, 2107 at 1921 Hours, I responded to the scene of a motor vehicle verses bicycle crash on Route DD in Vernon County.  The bicycle rider, Billy Joe Willis, age 61, of Sheldon, MO died as result of his injuries sustained in crash.

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  • Allen County, Kansas Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize for Efforts to Improve Health and Well-Being

    Allen County, Kansas Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize for Efforts to Improve Health and Well-Being

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:03:45 GMT
    Allen County, Kansas is one of eight winners of the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives.  Allen County is being nationally recognized for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health. Chosen from more than 200 applicant communities across the country, Allen...More >>
    Allen County, Kansas is one of eight winners of the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives.  Allen County is being nationally recognized for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health. Chosen from more than 200 applicant communities across the country, Allen...More >>
  • Industrial Engineering Technology program reaccredited by ABET

    Industrial Engineering Technology program reaccredited by ABET

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:02:11 GMT
    The Bachelor’s of Science degree program in Industrial Engineering Technology at Missouri Southern State University has been reaccredited by the Engineering Technology Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The board is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. It assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical f...More >>
    The Bachelor’s of Science degree program in Industrial Engineering Technology at Missouri Southern State University has been reaccredited by the Engineering Technology Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The board is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. It assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical f...More >>
  • Public forum for city commissioner candidates set for October 10th

    Public forum for city commissioner candidates set for October 10th

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:00:44 GMT

    The Independence Chamber of Commerce will host a public forum for the upcoming election for city commissioner for the City of Independence. The event will take place at 7 P.M. on October 10 in the William Inge Center for the Arts on the campus of Independence Community College. All candidates are invited to attend and the public may submit questions electronically at www.indycc.edu/election2017 in advance. Select submissions will be used and presented to all candidates equally. 

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    The Independence Chamber of Commerce will host a public forum for the upcoming election for city commissioner for the City of Independence. The event will take place at 7 P.M. on October 10 in the William Inge Center for the Arts on the campus of Independence Community College. All candidates are invited to attend and the public may submit questions electronically at www.indycc.edu/election2017 in advance. Select submissions will be used and presented to all candidates equally. 

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  • Freeman Auxiliary Welcomes Fall with Mum Sale

    Freeman Auxiliary Welcomes Fall with Mum Sale

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:58:30 GMT
    Mum’s the word as Freeman Auxiliary welcomes autumn with its annual mum sale. The sale features 10-inch potted mums in a variety of colors, available while supplies last. These colorful flowers are $16 each and will be available starting at 9:00 am Thursday, September 21, at Freeman Gift Gallery at Freeman Hospital West and Freeman Hospital East and Freeman Business Center Lobby. Additionally, mums will be available at 9:30 am at Freeman Gift Gallery at Freeman Neosho Hospital....More >>
    Mum’s the word as Freeman Auxiliary welcomes autumn with its annual mum sale. The sale features 10-inch potted mums in a variety of colors, available while supplies last. These colorful flowers are $16 each and will be available starting at 9:00 am Thursday, September 21, at Freeman Gift Gallery at Freeman Hospital West and Freeman Hospital East and Freeman Business Center Lobby. Additionally, mums will be available at 9:30 am at Freeman Gift Gallery at Freeman Neosho Hospital....More >>
  • Joplin PD's Major Rowland Graduates FBI Academy

    Joplin PD's Major Rowland Graduates FBI Academy

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:19:38 GMT
    Major Sloan RowlandMajor Sloan Rowland
    On September 15, 2017 Joplin Police Department Major Sloan Rowland graduated from the 269th Session of the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Virginia. This session consisted of 224 members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 22 International Countries, five military organizations and six federal civilian organizations. The academy was a ten-week program of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven record...More >>
    On September 15, 2017 Joplin Police Department Major Sloan Rowland graduated from the 269th Session of the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Virginia. This session consisted of 224 members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 22 International Countries, five military organizations and six federal civilian organizations. The academy was a ten-week program of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven record...More >>
  • Charges Filed In A DWI Crash That Killed A Webb City Woman

    Charges Filed In A DWI Crash That Killed A Webb City Woman

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:28:45 GMT
    Update 9/21: Schrader is now being charged in connection to Sawyer's death. His current charges are as follows: DWI - Death Of Another 3 Counts DWI - Serious Physical Injury # # # On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 23:17 the Joplin Police Department responded to Lone Elm and Murphy Blvd to the west for a two-vehicle crash. A 2011 GMC Sierra, driven by James D Schrader, 26, Carthage, was going westbound and had struck an eastbound Mitsubishi Mirage head on. The Mirage had 4 occu...More >>
    Update 9/21: Schrader is now being charged in connection to Sawyer's death. His current charges are as follows: DWI - Death Of Another 3 Counts DWI - Serious Physical Injury # # # On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 23:17 the Joplin Police Department responded to Lone Elm and Murphy Blvd to the west for a two-vehicle crash. A 2011 GMC Sierra, driven by James D Schrader, 26, Carthage, was going westbound and had struck an eastbound Mitsubishi Mirage head on. The Mirage had 4 occu...More >>
  • Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit - October 17th

    Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit - October 17th

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:53:43 GMT
    The opioid epidemic is one of the largest health issues the nation is facing today. The State of Missouri is not immune to this issue, and fighting this crisis is a top priority of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). On Tuesday, October 17, this issue will be the focus during the Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit to unite state leaders with our community of healthcare personnel, law enforcement, first responders, pharmacists, government ...More >>
    The opioid epidemic is one of the largest health issues the nation is facing today. The State of Missouri is not immune to this issue, and fighting this crisis is a top priority of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). On Tuesday, October 17, this issue will be the focus during the Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit to unite state leaders with our community of healthcare personnel, law enforcement, first responders, pharmacists, government ...More >>
  • Taxpayer-Funded Portraits Ban Moves Closer to Becoming Law After Bipartisan McCaskill-Backed Bill Passes the Senate

    Taxpayer-Funded Portraits Ban Moves Closer to Becoming Law After Bipartisan McCaskill-Backed Bill Passes the Senate

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:09:30 GMT
    The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously passed the Eliminating Government-Funded Oil-Painting (EGO) Act, a bipartisan bill backed by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, making it illegal to spend taxpayer dollars on portraits of government officials. McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, and Deb Fischer of Nebraska to introduce the bill earlier this...More >>
    The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously passed the Eliminating Government-Funded Oil-Painting (EGO) Act, a bipartisan bill backed by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, making it illegal to spend taxpayer dollars on portraits of government officials. McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, and Deb Fischer of Nebraska to introduce the bill earlier this...More >>
  • Chetopa man arrested for growing marijuana in city park

    Chetopa man arrested for growing marijuana in city park

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:11:37 GMT

    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Labette County Sheriff's Office, and the Chetopa Police Department arrested a Chetopa man Monday evening for growing marijuana in a Chetopa city park. 

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    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Labette County Sheriff's Office, and the Chetopa Police Department arrested a Chetopa man Monday evening for growing marijuana in a Chetopa city park. 

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  • Internal Medicine Doctor Joins Mercy Clinic in Joplin

    Internal Medicine Doctor Joins Mercy Clinic in Joplin

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:43 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:43:37 GMT
    Betty MurrayBetty Murray
    Little did Betty Murray know when she volunteered during the Joplin tornado cleanup in summer 2011 as a medical student that she would return someday as a doctor. She spent one weekend cleaning debris from yards a couple of months after the May 22 tornado, but she remembers driving by the destroyed St. John’s Regional Medical Center. Six years later, she’s back in Joplin as an internal medicine physician at Mercy Clinic Primary Care at 3126 Jackson Ave., less than a mile ...More >>
    Little did Betty Murray know when she volunteered during the Joplin tornado cleanup in summer 2011 as a medical student that she would return someday as a doctor. She spent one weekend cleaning debris from yards a couple of months after the May 22 tornado, but she remembers driving by the destroyed St. John’s Regional Medical Center. Six years later, she’s back in Joplin as an internal medicine physician at Mercy Clinic Primary Care at 3126 Jackson Ave., less than a mile ...More >>
  • Alumni Relations announces new assistant director

    Alumni Relations announces new assistant director

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:11:46 GMT
    Danielle Driskell, a Pittsburg State University alumna, will be the new Assistant Director for the Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations, replacing Meagan Swafford, who recently joined the Office of Development as the Director of Donor Relations.  Director Jon Bartlow said Driskell will begin her new position on Sept. 18. Driskell was selected following a national search conducted this summer. "We are very excited to...More >>
    Danielle Driskell, a Pittsburg State University alumna, will be the new Assistant Director for the Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations, replacing Meagan Swafford, who recently joined the Office of Development as the Director of Donor Relations.  Director Jon Bartlow said Driskell will begin her new position on Sept. 18. Driskell was selected following a national search conducted this summer. "We are very excited to...More >>
  • Unidentified Suspect Steals Prescription Medication from Community Health

    Unidentified Suspect Steals Prescription Medication from Community Health

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:22:16 GMT

    On the evening of Saturday, September 16, 2017, an unidentified individual forced entry into the Southeast Kansas Community Health Center building located at 3011 North Michigan in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas. The suspect was able to steal an undisclosed amount of prescription medication before leaving the scene. The Pittsburg Police Department is releasing images and footage recorded of the incident to the public in hopes of identifying the suspect. The investigation into thi...

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    On the evening of Saturday, September 16, 2017, an unidentified individual forced entry into the Southeast Kansas Community Health Center building located at 3011 North Michigan in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas. The suspect was able to steal an undisclosed amount of prescription medication before leaving the scene. The Pittsburg Police Department is releasing images and footage recorded of the incident to the public in hopes of identifying the suspect. The investigation into thi...

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  • Industry ties paying off for PSU’s Plastic Engineering Technology program

    Industry ties paying off for PSU’s Plastic Engineering Technology program

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:18:17 GMT
    Workers at Pittsburg State take possession of an injection molding machine from Engel. Pittsburg State Plastics Engineering Technology students will use the machine and its next generation controls in their coursework.Workers at Pittsburg State take possession of an injection molding machine from Engel. Pittsburg State Plastics Engineering Technology students will use the machine and its next generation controls in their coursework.

    For Paul Herring, a professor in Pittsburg State’s Plastics Engineering Technology program, Monday was delivery day, and much like an expectant father, he found himself nervously pacing back and forth as his new delivery entered the lab. That’s about where the comparison with a new father ends — Herring’s new “baby” is lime-green and weighs 16,000 pounds. “It’s an injection molding machine,” said Herring. 

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    For Paul Herring, a professor in Pittsburg State’s Plastics Engineering Technology program, Monday was delivery day, and much like an expectant father, he found himself nervously pacing back and forth as his new delivery entered the lab. That’s about where the comparison with a new father ends — Herring’s new “baby” is lime-green and weighs 16,000 pounds. “It’s an injection molding machine,” said Herring. 

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  • NEO Accepting Applications for Honors Program

    NEO Accepting Applications for Honors Program

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:34:50 GMT
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) is accepting applications for the inaugural class of the NEO Honors Program, which will launch in spring 2018. The Program will provide enriched learning opportunities that promote personal, professional, and intellectual growth to highly motivated and academically talented students. To apply for the program, students can visit neo.edu/honors and fill out the application form. Students selected for the program will enjoy a variety...More >>
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) is accepting applications for the inaugural class of the NEO Honors Program, which will launch in spring 2018. The Program will provide enriched learning opportunities that promote personal, professional, and intellectual growth to highly motivated and academically talented students. To apply for the program, students can visit neo.edu/honors and fill out the application form. Students selected for the program will enjoy a variety...More >>
  • $13,500 in Cash Prizes Given in International Discovery Award Competition; Fort Scott Student Receives Grand Prize

    $13,500 in Cash Prizes Given in International Discovery Award Competition; Fort Scott Student Receives Grand Prize

    Friday, September 15 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:37:04 GMT
    Fort Scott High School student Zoe Self has won the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Hero’s 2017 Discovery Award $7,500 grand prize. This international student competition awards creative projects that discover positive role models, or Unsung Heroes, whose positive impact on history remains largely unknown. Zoe wrote an original play depicting the story of Lilla Day Monroe, a Topeka-based suffragette who devoted her life to advocating for women’s rights. In addition t...More >>
    Fort Scott High School student Zoe Self has won the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Hero’s 2017 Discovery Award $7,500 grand prize. This international student competition awards creative projects that discover positive role models, or Unsung Heroes, whose positive impact on history remains largely unknown. Zoe wrote an original play depicting the story of Lilla Day Monroe, a Topeka-based suffragette who devoted her life to advocating for women’s rights. In addition t...More >>
  • AG Derek Schmidt: Equifax should reimburse consumers for security freezes

    AG Derek Schmidt: Equifax should reimburse consumers for security freezes

    Friday, September 15 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:32:20 GMT
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today asked Equifax to bear the cost of obtaining security freezes at all three credit reporting bureaus for consumers affected by the massive Equifax data breach. In a letter to Equifax, Schmidt, along with the attorneys general of 31 other states and territories, expressed approval of the decision by Equifax to waive the fee for its own service of placing a security freeze on affected consumers’ accounts but said that it not enough. They ...More >>
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today asked Equifax to bear the cost of obtaining security freezes at all three credit reporting bureaus for consumers affected by the massive Equifax data breach. In a letter to Equifax, Schmidt, along with the attorneys general of 31 other states and territories, expressed approval of the decision by Equifax to waive the fee for its own service of placing a security freeze on affected consumers’ accounts but said that it not enough. They ...More >>
  • Juvenile Arrested Following Burglary

    Juvenile Arrested Following Burglary

    Friday, September 15 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:27:41 GMT
    Just before 8:00 on Friday morning, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a rural Riverton home where the owners had awoken to discover a storage building had been broken into throughout the night.  Numerous items, including a chainsaw, bicycle and wiring had been stolen. In addition, the suspects attempted to steal a motorcycle, but were unsuccessful. During the course of the investigation, deputies located a 17-year old male juvenile, who was in possessio...More >>
    Just before 8:00 on Friday morning, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a rural Riverton home where the owners had awoken to discover a storage building had been broken into throughout the night.  Numerous items, including a chainsaw, bicycle and wiring had been stolen. In addition, the suspects attempted to steal a motorcycle, but were unsuccessful. During the course of the investigation, deputies located a 17-year old male juvenile, who was in possessio...More >>
  • Shooting In McDonald County; One Suspect Charged

    Shooting In McDonald County; One Suspect Charged

    Friday, September 15 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-09-15 17:24:15 GMT
    On September 14, 2017 at approximately 6:30pm, McDonald County 911 Center received a phone call in reference to a shooting victim.  Deputies and EMS personnel were dispatched to the intersection of 90 and 71 highways, the location where the victim had been transported by another party. Deputies determined that the incident had happened off of Good Life Circle, west of highway 71 off of Brush Creek Road.  Through investigation, deputies determined that there had been an alte...More >>
    On September 14, 2017 at approximately 6:30pm, McDonald County 911 Center received a phone call in reference to a shooting victim.  Deputies and EMS personnel were dispatched to the intersection of 90 and 71 highways, the location where the victim had been transported by another party. Deputies determined that the incident had happened off of Good Life Circle, west of highway 71 off of Brush Creek Road.  Through investigation, deputies determined that there had been an alte...More >>
  • Joplin Day Care Operator Charged with Attempting to Kidnap Client's Baby

    Joplin Day Care Operator Charged with Attempting to Kidnap Client's Baby

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:16:03 GMT

    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., day care operator was charged in federal court today with attempting to kidnap the infant daughter of a client and take the infant to Arkansas to be adopted by another couple. Lasonya Poindexter, 30, of Joplin, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Poindexter, who was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, remains in federal ...

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    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., day care operator was charged in federal court today with attempting to kidnap the infant daughter of a client and take the infant to Arkansas to be adopted by another couple. Lasonya Poindexter, 30, of Joplin, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Poindexter, who was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, remains in federal ...

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  • Joplin Man Charged For Child Abuse

    Joplin Man Charged For Child Abuse

    Thursday, September 14 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-09-14 20:43:32 GMT
    Hossam M. AminHossam M. Amin
    On September 13, 2017 the Joplin Police Department was notified of a possible abuse of a 10 year old boy. The boy had gone to school with visible marks and bruises from being abused by his father. The suspect in the case, Hossam M. Amin, 35, Joplin, was arrested after an investigation. He was charged by the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office with Abuse of a Child. He is being held on a $5,000 cash bond.More >>
    On September 13, 2017 the Joplin Police Department was notified of a possible abuse of a 10 year old boy. The boy had gone to school with visible marks and bruises from being abused by his father. The suspect in the case, Hossam M. Amin, 35, Joplin, was arrested after an investigation. He was charged by the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office with Abuse of a Child. He is being held on a $5,000 cash bond.More >>
  • Dr. Maxine Cornwell Announced as NEO’s 2017 Outstanding Retired Faculty Award recipient

    Dr. Maxine Cornwell Announced as NEO’s 2017 Outstanding Retired Faculty Award recipient

    Thursday, September 14 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-09-14 19:12:41 GMT
    Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) announced Dr. Maxine Cornwell as the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Retired Faculty honoree. Cornwell will be formally honored during the Alumni Awards luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 7, at noon in the Calcagno Family Ballroom. All alumni and friends of the college are invited to attend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under, and may be purchased by contacting the NEO Development Foundation off...More >>
    Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) announced Dr. Maxine Cornwell as the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Retired Faculty honoree. Cornwell will be formally honored during the Alumni Awards luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 7, at noon in the Calcagno Family Ballroom. All alumni and friends of the college are invited to attend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under, and may be purchased by contacting the NEO Development Foundation off...More >>
  • Fatality Crash in Joplin

    Fatality Crash in Joplin

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:37:30 GMT
    On 09-12-2017 at 2:58 PM the Joplin Police Department responded to an injury crash in the area of 7th and Rex. Jason Hall, age 21, of Neosho was operating a silver 2003 Nissan Maxima Eastbound on 7th Street and crossed into the inside Westbound lane of travel, colliding with a Westbound blue 2016 Ford F150, operated by John Finch of Baxter Springs, Kansas. A grey 2006 Ford 500 operated by Shemaiah Khopang of Joplin, Missouri was Westbound on 7th Street and collided with the F150 durin...More >>
    On 09-12-2017 at 2:58 PM the Joplin Police Department responded to an injury crash in the area of 7th and Rex. Jason Hall, age 21, of Neosho was operating a silver 2003 Nissan Maxima Eastbound on 7th Street and crossed into the inside Westbound lane of travel, colliding with a Westbound blue 2016 Ford F150, operated by John Finch of Baxter Springs, Kansas. A grey 2006 Ford 500 operated by Shemaiah Khopang of Joplin, Missouri was Westbound on 7th Street and collided with the F150 durin...More >>
  • Live Well hires new grant coordinator, community liaison

    Live Well hires new grant coordinator, community liaison

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:02:03 GMT
    Live Well Crawford County announced today that Matt O’Malley has joined the team as the new grant coordinator and community liaison for the HCI (Healthy Communities Initiative) Health Equity in Kansas grant.   The health equity grant was recently awarded to Live Well by the Kansas Health Foundation and is a $262,500 grant with a grant cycle which started July 1, 2017, and extends through Dec. 31, 2020. O'Malley joins Live Well having most recently served as...More >>
    Live Well Crawford County announced today that Matt O’Malley has joined the team as the new grant coordinator and community liaison for the HCI (Healthy Communities Initiative) Health Equity in Kansas grant.   The health equity grant was recently awarded to Live Well by the Kansas Health Foundation and is a $262,500 grant with a grant cycle which started July 1, 2017, and extends through Dec. 31, 2020. O'Malley joins Live Well having most recently served as...More >>
  • Marijuana Grow Seized on Thorne Road

    Marijuana Grow Seized on Thorne Road

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:32:57 GMT
    On Monday (September 11th) 2017, Law enforcement officers from Jasper PD, Barton County Sheriff's Office, Lamar Police Department and the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, as well as members of the Missouri National Guard, teamed up today for one of the largest marijuana grow seizures in the area. Information was gain about a possible marijuana grow, and strange activity at night, in the area of Thorn Road and County Road 110. Officials decided to head to the area, while the Missouri A...More >>
    On Monday (September 11th) 2017, Law enforcement officers from Jasper PD, Barton County Sheriff's Office, Lamar Police Department and the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, as well as members of the Missouri National Guard, teamed up today for one of the largest marijuana grow seizures in the area. Information was gain about a possible marijuana grow, and strange activity at night, in the area of Thorn Road and County Road 110. Officials decided to head to the area, while the Missouri A...More >>
  • Gordon Parks Celebration to feature Poetry Out Loud - October 12th-14th

    Gordon Parks Celebration to feature Poetry Out Loud - October 12th-14th

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-09-12 18:06:23 GMT
    The Gordon Parks Celebration, scheduled for October 12-14 at Fort Scott Community College, will feature the Parks Poetry Out Loud contest. Participants will pick one of seven selected poems written by Gordon Parks and present it in front of an audience at noon on Friday, October 13, in the Gordon Parks Museum on the FSCC campus.   There is no fee to enter the contest, and participants will be judged on how they present the poem through voice, diction, and interpretation. It is o...More >>
    The Gordon Parks Celebration, scheduled for October 12-14 at Fort Scott Community College, will feature the Parks Poetry Out Loud contest. Participants will pick one of seven selected poems written by Gordon Parks and present it in front of an audience at noon on Friday, October 13, in the Gordon Parks Museum on the FSCC campus.   There is no fee to enter the contest, and participants will be judged on how they present the poem through voice, diction, and interpretation. It is o...More >>
  • Joplin PD Charge Suspect For Child Abuse

    Joplin PD Charge Suspect For Child Abuse

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:21:16 GMT
    Earl W. ClarkEarl W. Clark

    On 9-09-2017 the Joplin Police Department was dispatched to 3440 East Newman Road, Apartment 108, along with Joplin Fire and METS for a 2-month-old baby having a seizure and not breathing. When officers arrived, a 8 week old baby boy was discovered to be unresponsive. The boy had visible injuries to his face and body. Immediate medical attention was given by METS and Fire and the boy was transported by Ambulance to Freeman Hospital in Joplin and quickly airlifted to Children’s M...

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    On 9-09-2017 the Joplin Police Department was dispatched to 3440 East Newman Road, Apartment 108, along with Joplin Fire and METS for a 2-month-old baby having a seizure and not breathing. When officers arrived, a 8 week old baby boy was discovered to be unresponsive. The boy had visible injuries to his face and body. Immediate medical attention was given by METS and Fire and the boy was transported by Ambulance to Freeman Hospital in Joplin and quickly airlifted to Children’s M...

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  • McDonald County Sheriff Office Actively Looking For Shooting Suspect

    McDonald County Sheriff Office Actively Looking For Shooting Suspect

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-09-12 20:44:27 GMT
    Wade WoodsWade Woods

    The color of the vehicle is dark blue over gold. # # # At approximately 1010 hours McDonald County E911 received a call in reference to a possible shooting.  The initial details were that a male subject came into the house and shot the RP’s son several times.  Deputies are currently on scene investigating and the subject has been pronounced dead on the scene.  We are currently looking for a Wade Woods from the Goodman, Missouri area driving a 1990’s model...

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    The color of the vehicle is dark blue over gold. # # # At approximately 1010 hours McDonald County E911 received a call in reference to a possible shooting.  The initial details were that a male subject came into the house and shot the RP’s son several times.  Deputies are currently on scene investigating and the subject has been pronounced dead on the scene.  We are currently looking for a Wade Woods from the Goodman, Missouri area driving a 1990’s model...

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  • Pittsburg PD Public Auction - September 23rd

    Pittsburg PD Public Auction - September 23rd

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-09-12 17:04:48 GMT
    On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Pittsburg Police Deparment and Colonel Larry Newman, of Newman Auctions, will be conducting an unclaimed property auction. The auction will be held in the south parking lot of City Hall, located at 201 W. 4th Street, Pittsburg, Kansas. This is a public auction that is open to everyone. Sign in will begin at 9:00 AM and the bidding will start at 9:30 AM. Some of the items for sale include bicycles, mopeds, an air compressor, an electric guitar, jew...More >>
    On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Pittsburg Police Deparment and Colonel Larry Newman, of Newman Auctions, will be conducting an unclaimed property auction. The auction will be held in the south parking lot of City Hall, located at 201 W. 4th Street, Pittsburg, Kansas. This is a public auction that is open to everyone. Sign in will begin at 9:00 AM and the bidding will start at 9:30 AM. Some of the items for sale include bicycles, mopeds, an air compressor, an electric guitar, jew...More >>
  • Additional Westar Energy crews to assist with Hurricane Irma.

    Additional Westar Energy crews to assist with Hurricane Irma.

    Monday, September 11 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-09-11 21:02:21 GMT
    Eight more Westar Energy crews left Kansas this morning and are Florida bound. They are expected to arrive in Florida on Tuesday night. Last Thursday, eight Westar crews headed to Florida, and arrived in Orlando early Saturday. Those eight crews reported to a Miami suburb today. Westar Energy crews are assisting Florida Power & Light. FPL has more than 18,000 workers helping to restore power. Around midday the Associated Press reported that more than 5.5 million people in Florida...More >>
    Eight more Westar Energy crews left Kansas this morning and are Florida bound. They are expected to arrive in Florida on Tuesday night. Last Thursday, eight Westar crews headed to Florida, and arrived in Orlando early Saturday. Those eight crews reported to a Miami suburb today. Westar Energy crews are assisting Florida Power & Light. FPL has more than 18,000 workers helping to restore power. Around midday the Associated Press reported that more than 5.5 million people in Florida...More >>
  • Missouri Southern receives 2017 Pioneer Award for Great Game of Education

    Missouri Southern receives 2017 Pioneer Award for Great Game of Education

    Friday, September 8 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-09-08 21:51:21 GMT
    Missouri Southern State University has been named the recipient of the 2017 Pioneer Award during the 25th annual Gathering of the Games Conference in Dallas, Texas. The world’s largest open-book management conference confers the Pioneer Award each year to a company or organization that is the first in their field to implement and practice the methodology of the Great Game of Business, and do so at a high level. The award was accepted on the university’s behalf b...More >>
    Missouri Southern State University has been named the recipient of the 2017 Pioneer Award during the 25th annual Gathering of the Games Conference in Dallas, Texas. The world’s largest open-book management conference confers the Pioneer Award each year to a company or organization that is the first in their field to implement and practice the methodology of the Great Game of Business, and do so at a high level. The award was accepted on the university’s behalf b...More >>
  • Pittsburg Area Chamber Announces Paint the Town Red Winners

    Pittsburg Area Chamber Announces Paint the Town Red Winners

    Friday, September 8 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-09-08 21:08:21 GMT
    The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its 2017 Paint the Town Red Business Decorating Contest. Paint the Town Red is an annual celebration aimed at showcasing business and community support for Pittsburg State University.  Businesses participate in one of three categories based on number of employees. Division I is designated for businesses with more than 76 employees, Division II features those with 16-75 employees, and Division III participants ha...More >>
    The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its 2017 Paint the Town Red Business Decorating Contest. Paint the Town Red is an annual celebration aimed at showcasing business and community support for Pittsburg State University.  Businesses participate in one of three categories based on number of employees. Division I is designated for businesses with more than 76 employees, Division II features those with 16-75 employees, and Division III participants ha...More >>
  • Carthage Pain Management Adds Doctor

    Carthage Pain Management Adds Doctor

    Friday, September 8 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-09-08 21:01:54 GMT
    Dr. Nicholas Camp joined the clinic at Mercy Hospital Carthage in early August after a year-long pain medicine fellowship at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia.Dr. Nicholas Camp joined the clinic at Mercy Hospital Carthage in early August after a year-long pain medicine fellowship at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia.
    What do superior hypogastric plexus block, sacroiliac radiofrequency ablation and ganglion impar have in common? Besides being medical procedures you’ve likely never heard of, they are among a plethora of treatment options for patients of Dr. Nicholas Camp at Mercy Clinic Pain Management – Carthage. Dr. Camp joined the clinic at Mercy Hospital Carthage in early August after a year-long pain medicine fellowship at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. The Arkansas native was draw...More >>
    What do superior hypogastric plexus block, sacroiliac radiofrequency ablation and ganglion impar have in common? Besides being medical procedures you’ve likely never heard of, they are among a plethora of treatment options for patients of Dr. Nicholas Camp at Mercy Clinic Pain Management – Carthage. Dr. Camp joined the clinic at Mercy Hospital Carthage in early August after a year-long pain medicine fellowship at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. The Arkansas native was draw...More >>
  • Jasper Fire Protection District Awarded Grain Bin Rescue Tube

    Jasper Fire Protection District Awarded Grain Bin Rescue Tube

    Friday, September 8 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-09-08 20:56:43 GMT
    The Jasper Fire Protection District was awarded a grain bin rescue tube and specialized training on Wednesday, August 23 as part of a Grain Bin Safety Week contest sponsored by Specialty Risk Insurance. Specialty Risk Insurance Facebook In addition to the first responder awarding and training, Specialty Risk Insurance also coordinated with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) and Jasper Fire Protection District to hold a free Confined Space Grain Bin Entry s...More >>
    The Jasper Fire Protection District was awarded a grain bin rescue tube and specialized training on Wednesday, August 23 as part of a Grain Bin Safety Week contest sponsored by Specialty Risk Insurance. Specialty Risk Insurance Facebook In addition to the first responder awarding and training, Specialty Risk Insurance also coordinated with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) and Jasper Fire Protection District to hold a free Confined Space Grain Bin Entry s...More >>
  • Save Our Heritage Foundation Receives Transferred Portion of Big Spring Park

    Save Our Heritage Foundation Receives Transferred Portion of Big Spring Park

    Thursday, September 7 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-09-07 20:10:43 GMT
    On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 the Neosho City Council voted to transfer ownership of a portion of Big Spring Park to the Save Our Heritage Foundation. The Save Our Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity which was formed to preserve the structural integrity or physical appearance of sites or properties of historical, architectural, archaeological or cultural significance. The portion of the real property transferred also contains the Cross which was challenged by a national atheist...More >>
    On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 the Neosho City Council voted to transfer ownership of a portion of Big Spring Park to the Save Our Heritage Foundation. The Save Our Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity which was formed to preserve the structural integrity or physical appearance of sites or properties of historical, architectural, archaeological or cultural significance. The portion of the real property transferred also contains the Cross which was challenged by a national atheist...More >>
  • A Native Mindfulness: John Two Hawks - September 17th

    A Native Mindfulness: John Two Hawks - September 17th

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-09-06 21:35:33 GMT
    In this fast paced world of technological advances, ever wish you could go back to a simpler life? John Two-Hawks will take you there. Mindfulness from a Lakota perspective is a journey into a quiet and purpose filled space. Through music, self talk, true meditation and connection with nature, you can return to your center of balance and joy. Learn from the Elders, and always remember the most important wisdom of all for this life: never forget to have a good time! JOHN TWO-HAWKS - A...More >>
    In this fast paced world of technological advances, ever wish you could go back to a simpler life? John Two-Hawks will take you there. Mindfulness from a Lakota perspective is a journey into a quiet and purpose filled space. Through music, self talk, true meditation and connection with nature, you can return to your center of balance and joy. Learn from the Elders, and always remember the most important wisdom of all for this life: never forget to have a good time! JOHN TWO-HAWKS - A...More >>
  • Suspect Charged In Hotel Stabbing

    Suspect Charged In Hotel Stabbing

    Thursday, September 7 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-09-07 21:08:11 GMT
    Nicole L. TeagueNicole L. Teague

    On September 5, 2017 at 11:32am the Joplin Police Department received a call about a disturbance with a stabbing at Comfort Inn and Suites, 3400 South Range Line Road. When Officers arrived, they located a 33-year-old female inside the hotel that had been stabbed. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance. She is currently in critical but stable condition. Detectives responded and are currently investigating the case. No arrests have been made at this time.

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    On September 5, 2017 at 11:32am the Joplin Police Department received a call about a disturbance with a stabbing at Comfort Inn and Suites, 3400 South Range Line Road. When Officers arrived, they located a 33-year-old female inside the hotel that had been stabbed. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance. She is currently in critical but stable condition. Detectives responded and are currently investigating the case. No arrests have been made at this time.

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  • Strong Chicken Demand Prompt Tyson Foods to Expand Production

    Strong Chicken Demand Prompt Tyson Foods to Expand Production

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-09-05 18:22:14 GMT
     In response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today announced plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in eastern Kansas. The company will construct a processing plant, hatchery and feed mill near the city of Tonganoxie, in Leavenworth County, which will employ approximately 1,600 people and contract with northeast Kansas farmers and ranchers to raise chickens. The operation, currently scheduled to begin production in mid-2019, will produ...More >>
     In response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today announced plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in eastern Kansas. The company will construct a processing plant, hatchery and feed mill near the city of Tonganoxie, in Leavenworth County, which will employ approximately 1,600 people and contract with northeast Kansas farmers and ranchers to raise chickens. The operation, currently scheduled to begin production in mid-2019, will produ...More >>
  • Little Balkans Days - September 1st-3rd

    Little Balkans Days - September 1st-3rd

    Friday, September 1 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-09-02 01:50:09 GMT

    September 1st 6:30 PM: 5K & Kid's Fun Run @ Lincoln Park 6:30-8:30PM: 50's & 60's Dance Jon Sherman Quartet @ Meadowbrook Mall September 2nd  Facebook Page Website

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    September 1st 6:30 PM: 5K & Kid's Fun Run @ Lincoln Park 6:30-8:30PM: 50's & 60's Dance Jon Sherman Quartet @ Meadowbrook Mall September 2nd  Facebook Page Website

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  • Candidate Forum & Meet the Candidates Event - October 17th

    Candidate Forum & Meet the Candidates Event - October 17th

    Friday, September 1 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-01 20:15:43 GMT
    USD 503, Parsons Chamber of Commerce, Parsons Sun and KLKC Radio are offering two opportunities to let the public learn more about candidates in contested races that will be decided in the November 7th General Election. A forum is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Parsons High School Vocational-Technology, 3030 Morton. There will also be a Meet the Candidates Event at the Parsons Senior Center, 1800 Belmont, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017...More >>
    USD 503, Parsons Chamber of Commerce, Parsons Sun and KLKC Radio are offering two opportunities to let the public learn more about candidates in contested races that will be decided in the November 7th General Election. A forum is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Parsons High School Vocational-Technology, 3030 Morton. There will also be a Meet the Candidates Event at the Parsons Senior Center, 1800 Belmont, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017...More >>
  • Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and AG Schmidt issue joint statement on gasoline price increases after Hurricane Harvey

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and AG Schmidt issue joint statement on gasoline price increases after Hurricane Harvey

    Friday, September 1 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-09-01 20:14:04 GMT
    Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer and Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued the following statement regarding increases in the price of gasoline since Hurricane Harvey: “We want to alert Kansans that the Kansas statute prohibiting profiteering from a disaster is in effect as a result of the presidential disaster declaration in the hurricane-stricken region along the Gulf Coast. We are closely monitoring the situation. While price increases caused by the disruption in supply...More >>
    Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer and Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued the following statement regarding increases in the price of gasoline since Hurricane Harvey: “We want to alert Kansans that the Kansas statute prohibiting profiteering from a disaster is in effect as a result of the presidential disaster declaration in the hurricane-stricken region along the Gulf Coast. We are closely monitoring the situation. While price increases caused by the disruption in supply...More >>
  • KHP Seeking Vehicle From Fatal Hit & Run In Greenwood County

    KHP Seeking Vehicle From Fatal Hit & Run In Greenwood County

    Friday, September 1 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-09-01 20:10:22 GMT
    The Kansas Highway Patrol is seeking assistance from the public to help identify and locate a vehicle which left the scene of a fatal crash early this morning. The crash occurred at approximately 12:38 a.m., September 1, 2017. It was on US-400 Highway, one mile west of Severy, Kan. in Greenwood County. Mark Makovec, 45 years old, of Chanute, was changing a tire on a 1993 Chevrolet truck, when he was struck by an unknown truck. The damage to the hit and run vehicle may be minimal, but...More >>
    The Kansas Highway Patrol is seeking assistance from the public to help identify and locate a vehicle which left the scene of a fatal crash early this morning. The crash occurred at approximately 12:38 a.m., September 1, 2017. It was on US-400 Highway, one mile west of Severy, Kan. in Greenwood County. Mark Makovec, 45 years old, of Chanute, was changing a tire on a 1993 Chevrolet truck, when he was struck by an unknown truck. The damage to the hit and run vehicle may be minimal, but...More >>
  • Sex Offender Receives Prison Sentence

    Sex Offender Receives Prison Sentence

    Thursday, August 31 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-08-31 20:28:20 GMT
    George KerseyGeorge Kersey
    On August 23, 2017, George Kersey was sentenced to 12 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections for violation of the Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA). In January 2017, detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office discovered Kersey had an active Facebook account which he had not registered with law enforcement as required by KORA. Kersey is a registered sex offender as a result of previous convictions for attempted indecent liberties with a child and child ab...More >>
    On August 23, 2017, George Kersey was sentenced to 12 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections for violation of the Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA). In January 2017, detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office discovered Kersey had an active Facebook account which he had not registered with law enforcement as required by KORA. Kersey is a registered sex offender as a result of previous convictions for attempted indecent liberties with a child and child ab...More >>
  • Mercy Hospital Joplin Receives Heart Award

    Mercy Hospital Joplin Receives Heart Award

    Thursday, August 31 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-08-31 19:07:50 GMT
    Mercy Hospital Joplin has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment...More >>
    Mercy Hospital Joplin has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment...More >>
  • Pittsburg State professor brings podcasting to the classroom, earns national credit as podcaster in his own right

    Pittsburg State professor brings podcasting to the classroom, earns national credit as podcaster in his own right

    Thursday, August 31 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-08-31 18:00:37 GMT
    A Pittsburg State University faculty member's podcast success and his experience as an educator drove him to develop what may be Kansas’ first collegiate course in podcasting. But in addition to inspiring students to the point of earning recognition beyond Pittsburg, he's done so himself. Trent Kling, who co-hosts and produces a weekly retail podcast with his brother Layton, has been invited to California to cover ...More >>
    A Pittsburg State University faculty member's podcast success and his experience as an educator drove him to develop what may be Kansas’ first collegiate course in podcasting. But in addition to inspiring students to the point of earning recognition beyond Pittsburg, he's done so himself. Trent Kling, who co-hosts and produces a weekly retail podcast with his brother Layton, has been invited to California to cover ...More >>
  • Paint the Town Red Event allows town, campus to make colorful impression

    Paint the Town Red Event allows town, campus to make colorful impression

    Thursday, August 31 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-08-31 17:46:32 GMT
    From one end of the town to another, crimson and gold and a lot of gorillas will begin popping up in coming days. It signifies businesses and organizations are gearing up for an annual tradition that's garnered national attention: Paint the Town Red. Pittsburg State University’s Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations joined with the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce in 2006 to initiate Paint the Town Red, and it's grown...More >>
    From one end of the town to another, crimson and gold and a lot of gorillas will begin popping up in coming days. It signifies businesses and organizations are gearing up for an annual tradition that's garnered national attention: Paint the Town Red. Pittsburg State University’s Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations joined with the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce in 2006 to initiate Paint the Town Red, and it's grown...More >>
  • GRDA, Mayes County FDs continue Texas rescue efforts

    GRDA, Mayes County FDs continue Texas rescue efforts

    Thursday, August 31 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-08-31 17:03:53 GMT
    A Mayes County contingent of rescue workers, including officers from the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department, along with firemen from Locust Grove, Pryor and Adair and personnel with Mayes County Emergency Management, were continuing their water rescue efforts in the Houston area on Thursday. According to reports from GRDA Police, they have made at least 30 rescues in the Memorial City area, including animals (a bird, a rabbit, 6 dogs and 4 cats), since they first began their...More >>
    A Mayes County contingent of rescue workers, including officers from the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department, along with firemen from Locust Grove, Pryor and Adair and personnel with Mayes County Emergency Management, were continuing their water rescue efforts in the Houston area on Thursday. According to reports from GRDA Police, they have made at least 30 rescues in the Memorial City area, including animals (a bird, a rabbit, 6 dogs and 4 cats), since they first began their...More >>
  • Plans for downtown MSSU campus take major step forward

    Plans for downtown MSSU campus take major step forward

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-08-29 21:21:38 GMT

    Missouri Southern State University is returning to its roots, with plans to open a campus in downtown Joplin taking a major step forward. Following a one-hour presentation Monday evening, the Joplin City Council voted to proceed with plans to negotiate a five-year contract with the city attorney for the university to acquire the former Joplin Public Library building at 300 S. Main St. and an adjacent parking lot on Third Street. The presentation was offered by Dr. Brad Hodson, Misso...

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    Missouri Southern State University is returning to its roots, with plans to open a campus in downtown Joplin taking a major step forward. Following a one-hour presentation Monday evening, the Joplin City Council voted to proceed with plans to negotiate a five-year contract with the city attorney for the university to acquire the former Joplin Public Library building at 300 S. Main St. and an adjacent parking lot on Third Street. The presentation was offered by Dr. Brad Hodson, Misso...

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  • New PSU/ICC agreement means seamless transition for students

    New PSU/ICC agreement means seamless transition for students

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-08-29 21:17:34 GMT
    The signing of an articulation agreement at the Kansas Technology Center Tuesday morning by Steve Scott, president of Pittsburg State University, and Daniel Barwick, president of Independence Community College, marked the acceleration of a partnership between the two institutions designed to benefit students. The agreement means high school graduates from the Independence area can continue to live and home and attend school at ICC to earn their associate’s degree, then seamless...More >>
    The signing of an articulation agreement at the Kansas Technology Center Tuesday morning by Steve Scott, president of Pittsburg State University, and Daniel Barwick, president of Independence Community College, marked the acceleration of a partnership between the two institutions designed to benefit students. The agreement means high school graduates from the Independence area can continue to live and home and attend school at ICC to earn their associate’s degree, then seamless...More >>
  • Beware of Fake Charity Scams Relating to Hurricane Harvey

    Beware of Fake Charity Scams Relating to Hurricane Harvey

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-08-29 20:48:32 GMT
    The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning about possible fake charity scams emerging due to Hurricane Harvey and encouraged taxpayers to seek out recognized charitable groups for their donations. While there has been an enormous wave of support across the country for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, people should be aware of criminals who look to take advantage of this generosity by impersonating charities to get money or private information from well-meaning taxpayers. Suc...More >>
    The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning about possible fake charity scams emerging due to Hurricane Harvey and encouraged taxpayers to seek out recognized charitable groups for their donations. While there has been an enormous wave of support across the country for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, people should be aware of criminals who look to take advantage of this generosity by impersonating charities to get money or private information from well-meaning taxpayers. Suc...More >>
  • 2017 Maple Leaf Dog Show Sign Up

    2017 Maple Leaf Dog Show Sign Up

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-08-29 19:29:33 GMT
    The Maple Leaf Dog Show will be held Sunday, October 15th beginning at 1:30 PM. The Carthage Humane Society and Hurricane Car Wash will play host to an all-breed dog show with classes like “New Kid On The Block”,  “Golden Oldie”, and “Best Costume”. Best in Show will be invited to join the Humane Society on their float during the Maple Leaf Parade Saturday, October 21st. Organizers also plan to have vendors, give-aways, food, and on-s...More >>
    The Maple Leaf Dog Show will be held Sunday, October 15th beginning at 1:30 PM. The Carthage Humane Society and Hurricane Car Wash will play host to an all-breed dog show with classes like “New Kid On The Block”,  “Golden Oldie”, and “Best Costume”. Best in Show will be invited to join the Humane Society on their float during the Maple Leaf Parade Saturday, October 21st. Organizers also plan to have vendors, give-aways, food, and on-s...More >>
  • NEO Campus Décor Receives Improvements

    NEO Campus Décor Receives Improvements

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-08-29 17:14:19 GMT
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) campus received several decorative improvements during the summer intersession in order to promote campus unity and increase excitement and awareness about NEO services and events. Through the combined efforts of the NEO Public Relations Department, the NEO Recruiting Office, President Jeff Hale, and the NEO President’s Partners, a variety of banners and displays now adorn the campus. “These new displays are meant to intro...More >>
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) campus received several decorative improvements during the summer intersession in order to promote campus unity and increase excitement and awareness about NEO services and events. Through the combined efforts of the NEO Public Relations Department, the NEO Recruiting Office, President Jeff Hale, and the NEO President’s Partners, a variety of banners and displays now adorn the campus. “These new displays are meant to intro...More >>
  • 4th Annual Horse of Hope - September 8th, 9th, & 10th

    4th Annual Horse of Hope - September 8th, 9th, & 10th

    Monday, September 11 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-09-11 04:00:38 GMT
    4th Annual Names and Numbers Horses of Hope - "Dash For The Cash & Man Race" Lucky J Arena, Carthage, MO September 8-10, 2017 www.horsesofhoperace.com More >>
    4th Annual Names and Numbers Horses of Hope - "Dash For The Cash & Man Race" Lucky J Arena, Carthage, MO September 8-10, 2017 www.horsesofhoperace.com More >>
  • Liberty Utilities Co. Announces Appointment of Regional Independent Directors

    Liberty Utilities Co. Announces Appointment of Regional Independent Directors

    Friday, August 25 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-08-25 21:24:40 GMT
    Liberty Utilities Co. (“Liberty”), the wholly-owned U.S. regulated electricity generation, transmission, and distribution utilities business of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (NYSE: AQN, TSX: AQN) (“APUC”), today announced the appointment of non-management, independent directors to its regional boards of directors.  Liberty’s operations are segmented into western, central and eastern regions in the United States. Appointed as independent dire...More >>
    Liberty Utilities Co. (“Liberty”), the wholly-owned U.S. regulated electricity generation, transmission, and distribution utilities business of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (NYSE: AQN, TSX: AQN) (“APUC”), today announced the appointment of non-management, independent directors to its regional boards of directors.  Liberty’s operations are segmented into western, central and eastern regions in the United States. Appointed as independent dire...More >>
  • PSC Sets Local Public Hearing Schedule in Laclede and Missouri Gas Energy Rate Cases

    PSC Sets Local Public Hearing Schedule in Laclede and Missouri Gas Energy Rate Cases

    Friday, August 25 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-08-25 17:34:08 GMT
    The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings in September and October in natural gas rate cases filed by Laclede Gas Company (Laclede) and Laclede Gas Company d/b/a Missouri Gas Energy (MGE). The local public hearing schedule appears below. These local public hearings will be held in facilities that meet the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person who needs additional accommodations to participate in these hearings shoul...More >>
    The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings in September and October in natural gas rate cases filed by Laclede Gas Company (Laclede) and Laclede Gas Company d/b/a Missouri Gas Energy (MGE). The local public hearing schedule appears below. These local public hearings will be held in facilities that meet the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person who needs additional accommodations to participate in these hearings shoul...More >>
  • Labor Day Weekend Enforcement Operations Scheduled For MSHP Troop D

    Labor Day Weekend Enforcement Operations Scheduled For MSHP Troop D

    Thursday, August 24 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-08-24 21:01:30 GMT
    Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, announces that Troop D will participate in Labor Day weekend enforcement operations. These operations' objective is to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes. Throughout the holiday weekend, troopers within Troop D and throughout the state will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort). This means every available officer will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and a...More >>
    Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, announces that Troop D will participate in Labor Day weekend enforcement operations. These operations' objective is to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes. Throughout the holiday weekend, troopers within Troop D and throughout the state will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort). This means every available officer will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and a...More >>
  • Vision Carthage to Sell Rt. 66 Historical Balusters

    Vision Carthage to Sell Rt. 66 Historical Balusters

    Thursday, August 24 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-08-24 17:35:29 GMT
    The Vision Carthage Board has announced that 100 balusters from the former Rt. 66 bridge Northeast of Carthage will be for sale at the final ArtWalk of the 2017 season, Friday, September 22 beginning at 5PM. Balusters will be for sale on a first come, first served basis on the East side of the Square for $250 apiece. No limit will be placed on how many balusters each interested party can purchase. While each baluster sold on the 22nd will be in complete condition, they will be so...More >>
    The Vision Carthage Board has announced that 100 balusters from the former Rt. 66 bridge Northeast of Carthage will be for sale at the final ArtWalk of the 2017 season, Friday, September 22 beginning at 5PM. Balusters will be for sale on a first come, first served basis on the East side of the Square for $250 apiece. No limit will be placed on how many balusters each interested party can purchase. While each baluster sold on the 22nd will be in complete condition, they will be so...More >>
  • Joplin Man Charged With Two Counts Abuse of a Child

    Joplin Man Charged With Two Counts Abuse of a Child

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-08-23 20:14:06 GMT
    Kavan PlyKavan Ply
    On August 22, 2017 the Joplin Police Department and the Jasper County Children's Division began an investigation into a child abuse case that occurred in the northwest part of town. A 2 month old boy had been taken to a Joplin hospital with bruising, fractured ribs, fractured skull, brain bleeds and other internal injuries. As a result of the investigation, Kavan R Ply, 22, Joplin was arrested that evening at 6:45pm by a Joplin Detective. Ply was charged by the Jasper County Prosecuto...More >>
    On August 22, 2017 the Joplin Police Department and the Jasper County Children's Division began an investigation into a child abuse case that occurred in the northwest part of town. A 2 month old boy had been taken to a Joplin hospital with bruising, fractured ribs, fractured skull, brain bleeds and other internal injuries. As a result of the investigation, Kavan R Ply, 22, Joplin was arrested that evening at 6:45pm by a Joplin Detective. Ply was charged by the Jasper County Prosecuto...More >>
  • Suspect charged in Tuesday night’s shooting incident

    Suspect charged in Tuesday night’s shooting incident

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-08-23 21:28:02 GMT

    According to Sheriff’s Office officials, Bourbon...

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  • Governor Greitens issues stay of execution, appoints Gubernatorial Board of Inquiry in Marcellus Williams Case

    Governor Greitens issues stay of execution, appoints Gubernatorial Board of Inquiry in Marcellus Williams Case

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-08-22 19:26:32 GMT

    In 2001, a jury convicted Marcellus Williams of the first-degree murder of Felicia Gayle. Williams was sentenced to death. DNA testing of the murder weapon, conducted in 2016, was inconclusive. In furtherance of the Governor’s constitutional power to grant pardons and executive clemency, state law gives the Governor exclusive discretion to appoint a Board of Inquiry to gather information and make a report to the Governor as to whether or not a person condemned to death should b...

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    In 2001, a jury convicted Marcellus Williams of the first-degree murder of Felicia Gayle. Williams was sentenced to death. DNA testing of the murder weapon, conducted in 2016, was inconclusive. In furtherance of the Governor’s constitutional power to grant pardons and executive clemency, state law gives the Governor exclusive discretion to appoint a Board of Inquiry to gather information and make a report to the Governor as to whether or not a person condemned to death should b...

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  • GPDA Boil Order Does Not Include City of Parsons

    GPDA Boil Order Does Not Include City of Parsons

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-08-22 18:00:54 GMT

    The City of Parsons is clarifying a release issued August 21, 2017 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in which a boil order was issued for the Great Plains Development Authority (GPDA). The release was incorrect in stating that the GPDA was within the City limits of Parsons. Subsequently, this report has led residents to believe the boil order extended to the City. The City of Parsons is not under a boil order as the GPDA lies outside the City limits and has its own...

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    The City of Parsons is clarifying a release issued August 21, 2017 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in which a boil order was issued for the Great Plains Development Authority (GPDA). The release was incorrect in stating that the GPDA was within the City limits of Parsons. Subsequently, this report has led residents to believe the boil order extended to the City. The City of Parsons is not under a boil order as the GPDA lies outside the City limits and has its own...

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  • Freeman Offers FREE Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinics

    Freeman Offers FREE Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinics

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:33:08 GMT
    Students injured in Friday night football matchups or other fall sports have access to orthopaedic specialists on Saturday mornings. Whether injured during practice or competition, Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Joplin and Pittsburg will evaluate students free of charge. “Nothing can be more frustrating to an athlete than to be hurt and out of commission,” said Dr. Robert Lieurance, Freeman Orthopaedic Surgeon. “The sooner an injury is diagnosed and t...More >>
    Students injured in Friday night football matchups or other fall sports have access to orthopaedic specialists on Saturday mornings. Whether injured during practice or competition, Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Joplin and Pittsburg will evaluate students free of charge. “Nothing can be more frustrating to an athlete than to be hurt and out of commission,” said Dr. Robert Lieurance, Freeman Orthopaedic Surgeon. “The sooner an injury is diagnosed and t...More >>
  • Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Great Plains Development Authority in Labette Co.

    Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Great Plains Development Authority in Labette Co.

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:19:00 GMT

    The advisory was issued 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 residual levels and bacterial contamination.

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    The advisory was issued 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 residual levels and bacterial contamination.

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  • AP Sources: Strategist Steve Bannon Leaving White House

    AP Sources: Strategist Steve Bannon Leaving White House

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:14:31 GMT
    (AP) - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House. The former leader of conservative Breitbart News pushed Trump to follow through with his campaign prom...More >>
    (AP) - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House. The former leader of conservative Breitbart News pushed Trump to follow through with his campaign prom...More >>
  • Michigan Man Charged For Casey's Robbery; Fires Gun Multiple Times

    Michigan Man Charged For Casey's Robbery; Fires Gun Multiple Times

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:14:57 GMT
    Jordan A. LoganJordan A. Logan
    On August 17, 2017 at 3:34 AM Officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to Casey’s General Store, 403 North Main, for a panic alarm. While officers were on the way, a witness called 911 to report the store was being robbed. Officers arrived and set up a perimeter on the store. As officers approached, one of the female employees then exited the store with a rifle that they had fought away from the suspect. The suspect then exited the store and failed to comply with of...More >>
    On August 17, 2017 at 3:34 AM Officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to Casey’s General Store, 403 North Main, for a panic alarm. While officers were on the way, a witness called 911 to report the store was being robbed. Officers arrived and set up a perimeter on the store. As officers approached, one of the female employees then exited the store with a rifle that they had fought away from the suspect. The suspect then exited the store and failed to comply with of...More >>
  • City’s monthly tree limb drop off site open on Saturday, August 19

    City’s monthly tree limb drop off site open on Saturday, August 19

    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-08-17 19:58:49 GMT
    The growing season is still with us in Joplin, and as residents trim their trees and bushes, the City will again open the tree limb and brush drop-off processing site on Saturday, August 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The drop-off site is located at 1702 North Schifferdecker Avenue, six tenths of a mile north of Belle Center Road on the west side of Schifferdecker.  This free drop-off service is for Joplin residents only and has no load limits.  Leaves, grass...More >>
    The growing season is still with us in Joplin, and as residents trim their trees and bushes, the City will again open the tree limb and brush drop-off processing site on Saturday, August 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The drop-off site is located at 1702 North Schifferdecker Avenue, six tenths of a mile north of Belle Center Road on the west side of Schifferdecker.  This free drop-off service is for Joplin residents only and has no load limits.  Leaves, grass...More >>
  • State Fire Marshal Assisting With Ongoing Fire Investigations

    State Fire Marshal Assisting With Ongoing Fire Investigations

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:11:23 GMT
    Between 09/15/2015 and 08/02/2017 the Office of the State Fire Marshal has upon request assisted the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and McCune Fire Department with 9 separate fire incidents. The following is a list of the fire incidents actively being investigated jointly by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the State Fire Marshal: • 09/05/2015 - 602 Elm Street • 11/07/2015 - 709 6th Street • 11/08/2015 - 503 Brunetti Drive • ...More >>
    Between 09/15/2015 and 08/02/2017 the Office of the State Fire Marshal has upon request assisted the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and McCune Fire Department with 9 separate fire incidents. The following is a list of the fire incidents actively being investigated jointly by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the State Fire Marshal: • 09/05/2015 - 602 Elm Street • 11/07/2015 - 709 6th Street • 11/08/2015 - 503 Brunetti Drive • ...More >>
  • Renew Missouri’s Statement on the Grain Belt Express Decision

    Renew Missouri’s Statement on the Grain Belt Express Decision

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-08-16 20:40:09 GMT
    Today, the Missouri Public Service Commission (“PSC”) voted unanimously to deny the Grain Belt Express transmission line, a multi-billion dollar project spanning four states that would bring cheap wind power from Kansas to Missouri and the Great Lakes. In its order denying the project, a majority of the PSC found that the project was in the public interest, would save Missouri ratepayers millions, and had met all the relevant criteria for approval. Chairman Daniel Hall ack...More >>
    Today, the Missouri Public Service Commission (“PSC”) voted unanimously to deny the Grain Belt Express transmission line, a multi-billion dollar project spanning four states that would bring cheap wind power from Kansas to Missouri and the Great Lakes. In its order denying the project, a majority of the PSC found that the project was in the public interest, would save Missouri ratepayers millions, and had met all the relevant criteria for approval. Chairman Daniel Hall ack...More >>
  • Two Vehicle Crash Ottawa County, OK

    Two Vehicle Crash Ottawa County, OK

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-08-16 18:59:14 GMT
    A 65 year old male was killed in a two vehicle crash six miles east of Wyandotte, OK. The accident occurred at 5:51 PM yesterday evening. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Roger Tatum, of Goodman, MO, was travelling westbound on US 60. Vehicle #1 was travelling eastbound on US 60 attempting to turn northbound, and struck Tatum on his motorcycle. He was thrown an unknown distance from motorcycle coming to rest on the shoulder of the roadway. Tatum was pronounced upon arrival ...More >>
    A 65 year old male was killed in a two vehicle crash six miles east of Wyandotte, OK. The accident occurred at 5:51 PM yesterday evening. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Roger Tatum, of Goodman, MO, was travelling westbound on US 60. Vehicle #1 was travelling eastbound on US 60 attempting to turn northbound, and struck Tatum on his motorcycle. He was thrown an unknown distance from motorcycle coming to rest on the shoulder of the roadway. Tatum was pronounced upon arrival ...More >>
  • Pittsburg & Parsons Receive $93,000 in Rural Grants

    Pittsburg & Parsons Receive $93,000 in Rural Grants

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

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

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

    Carthage Superintendent Resigns

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

    Fatal Crash in Lawrence Co., MO

    Fatal Crash in Lawrence Co., MO

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

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

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

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  • Fatal Crash in Ottawa Co., OK

    Fatal Crash in Ottawa Co., OK

    Fatal Crash in Ottawa Co., OK

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

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

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

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  • Fmr White House Official to Speak at PSU

    Fmr White House Official to Speak at PSU

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

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

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

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  • McDonald Co. Stabbing Under Investigation

    McDonald Co. Stabbing Under Investigation

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

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

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

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  • KBI Investigating Shots Fired by Officer

    KBI Investigating Shots Fired by Officer

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

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

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

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

    Oklahoma man sentenced to life in prison for murder, arson

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

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

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

    Officers Rescue Family And Pet From House Fire

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

    Kenney Announces Campaign Kickoff

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

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

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

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  • Armed Robbery in Ottawa County

    Armed Robbery in Ottawa County

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

    Joplin’s Aquatic Centers Begin to Close for the Season

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

    Parsons Police Investigate Shooting

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

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

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

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  • Two Children Removed From Home Following Drug Raid

    Two Children Removed From Home Following Drug Raid

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

    PSO Announces Groundbreaking Investment To Provide Savings For Customers

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Joplin Humane Society "Bark To School" Adoption Special

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

    DCF Chanute Service Center Moves to New Facility

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

    Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Vernon Co., MO

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

    Nevada PD Locate Narcotics During Arrest

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Neosho Man Uncovers $50,000 Top Prize

    Neosho Man Uncovers $50,000 Top Prize

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Vatterott - Joplin Offers SummerTime Backyard Electrical Safety Tips

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

    4-State Heroes Appreciation Tour 2017

    4-State Heroes Appreciation Tour 2017

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

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

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

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  • “Buckle Up” painted in Sarcoxie

    “Buckle Up” painted in Sarcoxie

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

    Mailbox tampering on west side of the county.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Dental hygiene students receive annual scholarship

    Dental hygiene students receive annual scholarship

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

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

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

    NEO Public Relations Office Earns Statewide Recognition

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

    RENT, CINDERELLA coming to Pittsburg State

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

    Pittsburg State’s DNP program receives national accreditation

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

    Two People Arrested In Pittsburg Altercation

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

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

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

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  • Speed Enforcement Weekend: July 21st-23rd

    Speed Enforcement Weekend: July 21st-23rd

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

    Nevada PD Make Arrest In Drug Distribution Investigation

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

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

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

    Speed Limit Change Coming for Rouse Street

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

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

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

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

    Route 96 Bridge Over BNSF Railroad in Carthage OPEN to Traffic

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

    Nevada Resident Charged After Pursuit With Sheriff's Office

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

    Former Aurora Business Owner Indicted For $26 Million Fraud Schemes

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

    New unit boosts innovation, economic development at PSU

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

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

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

    Fugitives and drugs located in Oronogo during traffic stop

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

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

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-07-11 18:54:58 GMT
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    "This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.

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

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  • CJ's Auto Recon Changes Name to Sparks Autoworks

    CJ's Auto Recon Changes Name to Sparks Autoworks

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

    Deputy Involved Shooting In Vernon County Timeline

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-09-23 03:12:28 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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  • Joplin Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-10-03 17:28:21 GMT

    On August 25, 2017 Christopher and Kathryn Nicodemus filed the petition in Jasper County Circuit Court. The death occurred at Irving Elementary School. 

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    On August 25, 2017 Christopher and Kathryn Nicodemus filed the petition in Jasper County Circuit Court. The death occurred at Irving Elementary School. 

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  • McNabb Competent To Stand Trial For November 2016 Murders

    McNabb Competent To Stand Trial For November 2016 Murders

    Thursday, October 5 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-10-05 20:44:25 GMT

    A competency hearing was held today for David McNabb. According to court proceedings, McNabb was found...

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    A competency hearing was held today for David McNabb. According to court proceedings, McNabb was found...

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  • Court of Appeals Reject Appeal in March 2015 Murder

    Court of Appeals Reject Appeal in March 2015 Murder

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-09-27 17:45:20 GMT

    According to officials, first came love, then came murder. Newton County authorities release details concerning a shooting death in Granby, Missouri.  Investigators say 58-year-old John Jordon died of a gunshot wound to the chest yesterday.  He was found in his home.

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    According to officials, first came love, then came murder. Newton County authorities release details concerning a shooting death in Granby, Missouri.  Investigators say 58-year-old John Jordon died of a gunshot wound to the chest yesterday.  He was found in his home.

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