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  • Oklahoma Man Drives Off Bridge Under Construction

    Oklahoma Man Drives Off Bridge Under Construction

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:58 PM EST2017-12-11 21:58:21 GMT

        A Grove, Oklahoma man was found dead Sunday after he drove off the end of a bridge under construction.     The Oklahoma State Highway Patrol says Ricky Joe West II avoided multiple bridge closure signs before driving off the end of the Spring River Bridge on highway ten east of Miami, Oklahoma.     Authorities are still investigating the time of the crash.  It was reported a little before 9:30 Sunday morning.     Wes...

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        A Grove, Oklahoma man was found dead Sunday after he drove off the end of a bridge under construction.     The Oklahoma State Highway Patrol says Ricky Joe West II avoided multiple bridge closure signs before driving off the end of the Spring River Bridge on highway ten east of Miami, Oklahoma.     Authorities are still investigating the time of the crash.  It was reported a little before 9:30 Sunday morning.     Wes...

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  • Mo Governor Calls for New Leadership at St. Louis Veterans Home

    Mo Governor Calls for New Leadership at St. Louis Veterans Home

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:22 PM EST2017-12-11 21:22:06 GMT
          Missouri Governor Eric Greitens says he wants a change of leadership at the St. Louis Veterans Home in the wake of an independent investigation that concluded it had substandard care.     Some patients, families and staff have complained for months about care at the home. But prior reviews didn't turn up any wrongdoing.     Greitens last month called for another investigation by Massachusetts nursing home consultant Harmony ...More >>
          Missouri Governor Eric Greitens says he wants a change of leadership at the St. Louis Veterans Home in the wake of an independent investigation that concluded it had substandard care.     Some patients, families and staff have complained for months about care at the home. But prior reviews didn't turn up any wrongdoing.     Greitens last month called for another investigation by Massachusetts nursing home consultant Harmony ...More >>
  • Kansas Task Force on Children to Meet

    Kansas Task Force on Children to Meet

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:07 PM EST2017-12-11 21:07:09 GMT
        A Kansas legislative task force on child welfare will meet next week for the first time since a new top administrator took over the state agency it is examining.      Among other things, the Child Welfare Task Force has been looking into problems with the state's foster care system for abused and neglected children.     The task force is scheduled to have a daylong meeting Tuesday at the Statehouse.         ...More >>
        A Kansas legislative task force on child welfare will meet next week for the first time since a new top administrator took over the state agency it is examining.      Among other things, the Child Welfare Task Force has been looking into problems with the state's foster care system for abused and neglected children.     The task force is scheduled to have a daylong meeting Tuesday at the Statehouse.         ...More >>
  • Missouri to Provide Free Legal Services to Military Members

    Missouri to Provide Free Legal Services to Military Members

    Monday, December 11 2017 3:52 PM EST2017-12-11 20:52:20 GMT
        Military members in Missouri could get free legal help beginning in 2018.     Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Monday that he plans to form a Military Legal Assistance Team.     That team will work with attorneys from military bases in Missouri to find private attorneys who will provide pro bono services to service members with certain legal needs.      The team will formally launch early next year.  &...More >>
        Military members in Missouri could get free legal help beginning in 2018.     Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Monday that he plans to form a Military Legal Assistance Team.     That team will work with attorneys from military bases in Missouri to find private attorneys who will provide pro bono services to service members with certain legal needs.      The team will formally launch early next year.  &...More >>
  • Church Delivers Christmas Cards To Community Members

    Church Delivers Christmas Cards To Community Members

    Sunday, December 10 2017 8:25 PM EST2017-12-11 01:25:36 GMT
    A church in Spring City spent the afternoon spreading Christmas cheer. The Spring City Baptist Church went door-to-door handing out Christmas cards and wishing community members a merry Christmas. It wasn't about recruiting new members however, the pastor says the purpose of the event is to help build an important relationship between Spring City Baptist Church and its neighbors. Pastor John Mitchell says, "Well we hope to just project a good witness to the community. Somet...More >>
    A church in Spring City spent the afternoon spreading Christmas cheer. The Spring City Baptist Church went door-to-door handing out Christmas cards and wishing community members a merry Christmas. It wasn't about recruiting new members however, the pastor says the purpose of the event is to help build an important relationship between Spring City Baptist Church and its neighbors. Pastor John Mitchell says, "Well we hope to just project a good witness to the community. Somet...More >>
  • Animal Shelter Auctions Off Desserts To Pay For Supplies

    Animal Shelter Auctions Off Desserts To Pay For Supplies

    Saturday, December 9 2017 8:58 PM EST2017-12-10 01:58:41 GMT
    Second Chance Pet Rescue in Grove, Oklahoma held their annual fundraiser this morning. The animal shelter auctioned off cakes, pies, and other desserts for as much as $400. If that's too "rich" for your blood - they also sold a country style breakfast for just $7. The event traditionally has been successful -- raking in about $13,000 each year. Organizers say that success is due to the close relationship the shelter has with the community. Shelter volunteer Carol ...More >>
    Second Chance Pet Rescue in Grove, Oklahoma held their annual fundraiser this morning. The animal shelter auctioned off cakes, pies, and other desserts for as much as $400. If that's too "rich" for your blood - they also sold a country style breakfast for just $7. The event traditionally has been successful -- raking in about $13,000 each year. Organizers say that success is due to the close relationship the shelter has with the community. Shelter volunteer Carol ...More >>
  • Joplin Women Learn How To Take Care Of Their Hearts

    Joplin Women Learn How To Take Care Of Their Hearts

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-12-09 03:19:27 GMT
    The Roxy Event Center was the site of a heart healthy lunch and silent auction emceed by KOAM's own Lisa Oliges. Go Red For Women was sponsored by the Freeman Health System to raise money against cardiovascular disease. The event was also a learning opportunity for women, teaching them about how to take care of their own hearts as well as the hearts of others. Go Red For Women Chair Jana Smith says, "We can support one another we can learn CPR. So if you are with ...More >>
    The Roxy Event Center was the site of a heart healthy lunch and silent auction emceed by KOAM's own Lisa Oliges. Go Red For Women was sponsored by the Freeman Health System to raise money against cardiovascular disease. The event was also a learning opportunity for women, teaching them about how to take care of their own hearts as well as the hearts of others. Go Red For Women Chair Jana Smith says, "We can support one another we can learn CPR. So if you are with ...More >>
  • Opioids epidemic discussed during Newsmakers show

    Opioids epidemic discussed during Newsmakers show

    Friday, December 8 2017 4:48 PM EST2017-12-08 21:48:48 GMT
    An upcoming Newsmakers program will shed light on one of the largest health issues the nation is facing today – the opioid epidemic. Dan Pekarek, Director of the City’s Health Department visits with host Judy Stiles to discuss this matter and ways that the community can join together in addressing it. Ashley Mickelthwaite, Director of One Joplin, appeared with Pekarek to provide insight on this important topic. Recently the Health Department and One Joplin hosted an Opioi...More >>
    An upcoming Newsmakers program will shed light on one of the largest health issues the nation is facing today – the opioid epidemic. Dan Pekarek, Director of the City’s Health Department visits with host Judy Stiles to discuss this matter and ways that the community can join together in addressing it. Ashley Mickelthwaite, Director of One Joplin, appeared with Pekarek to provide insight on this important topic. Recently the Health Department and One Joplin hosted an Opioi...More >>
  • Pitt PD Arrest Two Suspects For Drug Possession

    Pitt PD Arrest Two Suspects For Drug Possession

    Friday, December 8 2017 4:47 PM EST2017-12-08 21:47:04 GMT
    On Friday morning, December 8. 2017, law enforcement officers with the Pittsburg Police Department served a search warrant at a residence located at 901 Turner Road, Pittsburg. The search warrant pertained to the possession and distribution of illegal drugs. During the search, several items believed to be marijuana and related drug paraphernalia were located within the residence. 19 year old Jordon G. Jennings, of Pittsburg, and 19 year old Hannah R. McLane, also of Pittsburg, were a...More >>
    On Friday morning, December 8. 2017, law enforcement officers with the Pittsburg Police Department served a search warrant at a residence located at 901 Turner Road, Pittsburg. The search warrant pertained to the possession and distribution of illegal drugs. During the search, several items believed to be marijuana and related drug paraphernalia were located within the residence. 19 year old Jordon G. Jennings, of Pittsburg, and 19 year old Hannah R. McLane, also of Pittsburg, were a...More >>
  • Feed the 4-States

    Feed the 4-States

    FOX 14 has teamed up with the Kansas Food Bank, Ozarks Food Harvest and the Oklahoma Food Bank to help food pantries right here at home.  Learn how you can help.

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    FOX 14 has teamed up with the Kansas Food Bank, Ozarks Food Harvest and the Oklahoma Food Bank to help food pantries right here at home.  Learn how you can help.

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  • Lunch & Learn event - courtesy of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce

    Lunch & Learn event - courtesy of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce

    Lunch & Learn event - courtesy of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce

    Thursday, December 7 2017 7:18 PM EST2017-12-08 00:18:36 GMT
    Name: Lunch and Learn by Free Market Physician Date: December 8, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/152345478825649/ Event Description: Spend lunch with us this Friday as we create a discussion to go over alternatives to healthcare.gov plans. The speakers will be myself and John Ball of IBC. Lunch is provided on a first come basis. We look forward to having you all there!More >>
    Name: Lunch and Learn by Free Market Physician Date: December 8, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/152345478825649/ Event Description: Spend lunch with us this Friday as we create a discussion to go over alternatives to healthcare.gov plans. The speakers will be myself and John Ball of IBC. Lunch is provided on a first come basis. We look forward to having you all there!More >>
  • Keep Your Pets Safe - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    Keep Your Pets Safe - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    Keep Your Pets Safe - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    Thursday, December 7 2017 7:13 PM EST2017-12-08 00:13:14 GMT
    Temperatures have dropped in our area and that means it's time to ensure your animals have a warm place to be when it's cold. If you are going to own animals, you have to provide adequate care. This is defined as the "normal and prudent attention to the needs of an animal, including wholesome food, clean water, shelter and health care as necessary to maintain good health in a specific species of animal." Those found in violation of these requirements may be charged with a...More >>
    Temperatures have dropped in our area and that means it's time to ensure your animals have a warm place to be when it's cold. If you are going to own animals, you have to provide adequate care. This is defined as the "normal and prudent attention to the needs of an animal, including wholesome food, clean water, shelter and health care as necessary to maintain good health in a specific species of animal." Those found in violation of these requirements may be charged with a...More >>
  • JPD Hiring Female Detention Officers

    JPD Hiring Female Detention Officers

    JPD Hiring Female Detention Officers

    Thursday, December 7 2017 7:10 PM EST2017-12-08 00:10:31 GMT
    We are looking for females who are interested in working in our jail. Please apply to city hall at 602 South Main or online at https://www.joplinmo.org/formcenter/human-resources-12/online-employment-application-90 Questions? Email Shane Dotson at sdotson@joplinmo.orgMore >>
    We are looking for females who are interested in working in our jail. Please apply to city hall at 602 South Main or online at https://www.joplinmo.org/formcenter/human-resources-12/online-employment-application-90 Questions? Email Shane Dotson at sdotson@joplinmo.orgMore >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/07/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/07/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/07/2017

    Thursday, December 7 2017 7:07 PM EST2017-12-08 00:07:56 GMT
    Incident Spotlight On Tuesday at 10:15am officers were dispatched to a local hotel near 36th and Range Line. The clerk had called about a room in which there were complaints of disturbances overnight. He had also been in contact with the person renting the room who said he had been kicked out by other occupants. Between the complaints from other rooms and the renter being kicked out, the clerk wanted the subjects in the room to leave the property as they were no longer welcome. The...More >>
    Incident Spotlight On Tuesday at 10:15am officers were dispatched to a local hotel near 36th and Range Line. The clerk had called about a room in which there were complaints of disturbances overnight. He had also been in contact with the person renting the room who said he had been kicked out by other occupants. Between the complaints from other rooms and the renter being kicked out, the clerk wanted the subjects in the room to leave the property as they were no longer welcome. The...More >>
  • Angel Tree & Tag Locations

    Angel Tree & Tag Locations

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:45 PM EST2017-12-07 22:45:16 GMT
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    Mid Missouri Bank 3435 E 7th St Joplin MO 64801 Johnny Carino's 137 N Rangeline Rd Joplin MO 64801 Pinnacle Bank 802 S Main St Joplin MO 64801 1651 W 7th St Joplin MO 64801 2433 S Rangeline Rd Joplin MO 64804 1316 E 32nd St Joplin MO 64804 1010 S Madison Ste M Webb City MO 64870 Golden Corral 2415 S Rangeline Rd Joplin MO 64801 32nd Street Surgery Center 1531 East 32nd St Ste 6 Joplin MO 64804 General Dollar 807 W 7th St Joplin MO 64801 Sams Club 3536 Hammons Blvd Jop...More >>
  • PSU, City, Chamber renew economic development partnership

    PSU, City, Chamber renew economic development partnership

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:36 PM EST2017-12-07 22:36:08 GMT
    Shawn Naccarato (center), chief strategy officer at Pittsburg State, meets with PSU President Steve Scott (left) and Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall. Naccarato leads University Strategic Initiatives, the office at PSU charged with executing the universiShawn Naccarato (center), chief strategy officer at Pittsburg State, meets with PSU President Steve Scott (left) and Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall. Naccarato leads University Strategic Initiatives, the office at PSU charged with executing the universi
    A year ago, Pittsburg State University signed a “unique, innovative” partnership agreement with the City of the Pittsburg and the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce to provide economic development services. This week, the Pittsburg City Commission affirmed that the partnership is working, when it voted 5-0 to renew the contract for 2018. “We are incredibly grateful for the unanimous support from the Pittsburg City Commission,” said Shawn Naccarato, PSU’...More >>
    A year ago, Pittsburg State University signed a “unique, innovative” partnership agreement with the City of the Pittsburg and the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce to provide economic development services. This week, the Pittsburg City Commission affirmed that the partnership is working, when it voted 5-0 to renew the contract for 2018. “We are incredibly grateful for the unanimous support from the Pittsburg City Commission,” said Shawn Naccarato, PSU’...More >>
  • Harry S. Truman Elementary is awarded the Distinguished Title I School Award

    Harry S. Truman Elementary is awarded the Distinguished Title I School Award

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:29 PM EST2017-12-07 22:29:30 GMT
    Harry S. Truman Elementary was recently identified as one of Missouri’s Distinguished Title I Schools by the National Title I Association. Each year at the National Title I Conference, schools from all across the United States are recognized as Distinguished Title I Schools. Each state has the opportunity to identify two schools as Distinguished Title I schools through the use of three categories. The three categories are: Exceptional student performance for two consecutive ...More >>
    Harry S. Truman Elementary was recently identified as one of Missouri’s Distinguished Title I Schools by the National Title I Association. Each year at the National Title I Conference, schools from all across the United States are recognized as Distinguished Title I Schools. Each state has the opportunity to identify two schools as Distinguished Title I schools through the use of three categories. The three categories are: Exceptional student performance for two consecutive ...More >>
  • The Humane Society Says To Think Before Giving Pets As A Gift

    The Humane Society Says To Think Before Giving Pets As A Gift

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:19 PM EST2017-12-07 22:19:39 GMT
    With the holidays on the way people are looking for unique gifts to giver their friends and loved ones. Some may opt to give dogs as a gift this Christmas -- but the Joplin Humane Society says it might not be such a good idea. Each year the animal shelters see an increase in dog abandonment during the holiday season due to people not wanting or being able to take care of their surprise pets. Officials that if you are going to give a furry friend as a gift to make sure they have e...More >>
    With the holidays on the way people are looking for unique gifts to giver their friends and loved ones. Some may opt to give dogs as a gift this Christmas -- but the Joplin Humane Society says it might not be such a good idea. Each year the animal shelters see an increase in dog abandonment during the holiday season due to people not wanting or being able to take care of their surprise pets. Officials that if you are going to give a furry friend as a gift to make sure they have e...More >>
  • Joplin Daybreak Rotary Celebrates the Holiday Season

    Joplin Daybreak Rotary Celebrates the Holiday Season

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-12-07 22:06:33 GMT
    Joplin Daybreak Rotary will celebrate the holiday season with a special meeting Friday, December 8 at 6:45am in Missouri Southern State University's Endzone Facility.   The Joplin Daybreak Rotary Club will be awarding five monetary donations to local non-profits in the morning and for the past several weeks, the Club has been collecting items for Ronald McDonald House and Community Support Services. These items have included household basics, as well as, personal care items. Jo...More >>
    Joplin Daybreak Rotary will celebrate the holiday season with a special meeting Friday, December 8 at 6:45am in Missouri Southern State University's Endzone Facility.   The Joplin Daybreak Rotary Club will be awarding five monetary donations to local non-profits in the morning and for the past several weeks, the Club has been collecting items for Ronald McDonald House and Community Support Services. These items have included household basics, as well as, personal care items. Jo...More >>
  • Ozarks Food Harvest receives $125,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation

    Ozarks Food Harvest receives $125,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:05 PM EST2017-12-07 22:05:28 GMT
    Thanks to a $125,000 grant awarded by the Walmart Foundation to Ozarks Food Harvest, more than 270 hunger relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties will have access to a dollar-for-dollar matching program. The Hunger Challenge of the Ozarks, a program carried out by Ozarks Food Harvest, is able to continue for its eighth year due to this grant. “Being able to support our partners is what makes for a stronger network to fulfill our mission to Transform Hunger into Hope, ult...More >>
    Thanks to a $125,000 grant awarded by the Walmart Foundation to Ozarks Food Harvest, more than 270 hunger relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties will have access to a dollar-for-dollar matching program. The Hunger Challenge of the Ozarks, a program carried out by Ozarks Food Harvest, is able to continue for its eighth year due to this grant. “Being able to support our partners is what makes for a stronger network to fulfill our mission to Transform Hunger into Hope, ult...More >>
  • Winter commencement to be held Dec. 16 at MSSU

    Winter commencement to be held Dec. 16 at MSSU

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:03 PM EST2017-12-07 22:03:26 GMT
    Winter commencement ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at Missouri Southern State University. The 69th graduating class includes 421 students receiving 487 undergraduate degrees, and 23 students receiving graduate degrees. Bryan Vowels, a 1992 graduate of Missouri Southern, will be the keynote speaker. At MSSU, Vowels was involved with campus life including serving as president of Student Senate and Phi Beta Lambda. He r...More >>
    Winter commencement ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at Missouri Southern State University. The 69th graduating class includes 421 students receiving 487 undergraduate degrees, and 23 students receiving graduate degrees. Bryan Vowels, a 1992 graduate of Missouri Southern, will be the keynote speaker. At MSSU, Vowels was involved with campus life including serving as president of Student Senate and Phi Beta Lambda. He r...More >>
  • Bicknell Center celebrates third year of providing world-class experiences to students

    Bicknell Center celebrates third year of providing world-class experiences to students

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:02 PM EST2017-12-07 22:02:11 GMT
    The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is celebrating its third birthday today appropriately: with student workers preparing for yet another event, the annual Holly Jolly Tuba concert, which will feature student musicians.  Director Joe Firman said that the "celebration" will include rehanging the fly system above the stage in the Lee & Linda Scott Performance Hall; business rarely slows down in one of the area's largest and mos...More >>
    The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is celebrating its third birthday today appropriately: with student workers preparing for yet another event, the annual Holly Jolly Tuba concert, which will feature student musicians.  Director Joe Firman said that the "celebration" will include rehanging the fly system above the stage in the Lee & Linda Scott Performance Hall; business rarely slows down in one of the area's largest and mos...More >>
  • PSU Faculty Member Selected for Hall of Fame

    PSU Faculty Member Selected for Hall of Fame

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:06 PM EST2017-12-06 21:06:22 GMT

    Becky Brannock, a faculty member who has achieved the designation of University Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Pittsburg State, has been inducted into the Kansas School Counseling Hall of Fame.  In addition to teaching, Brannock also serves as the director of PSU's School Counseling Program, which prepares candidates for careers as professional school counselors in Pre K-12 settings.

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    Becky Brannock, a faculty member who has achieved the designation of University Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Pittsburg State, has been inducted into the Kansas School Counseling Hall of Fame.  In addition to teaching, Brannock also serves as the director of PSU's School Counseling Program, which prepares candidates for careers as professional school counselors in Pre K-12 settings.

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  • Local Youth Attends National 4-H Congress

    Local Youth Attends National 4-H Congress

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-12-06 20:42:38 GMT
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    Hannah Rockers, of Carthage  Mo., was among the nearly 900 youth delegates from 43 states and Puerto Rico attending the 2017 National  4-H Congress, November 24-28 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The National 4-H Congress experience allows 4-H members from the across the country to learn new skills through workshops, hear from nationally recognized speakers and experience Southern culture.  Selection for this trip combines scores from a written recognition form and intervie...More >>
    Hannah Rockers, of Carthage  Mo., was among the nearly 900 youth delegates from 43 states and Puerto Rico attending the 2017 National  4-H Congress, November 24-28 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The National 4-H Congress experience allows 4-H members from the across the country to learn new skills through workshops, hear from nationally recognized speakers and experience Southern culture.  Selection for this trip combines scores from a written recognition form and intervie...More >>
  • PSU College of Education to handout awards

    PSU College of Education to handout awards

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:37 PM EST2017-12-06 20:37:56 GMT
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    The College of Education has chosen the Distinguished Service Administrator and the Distinguished Service Teacher award recipients for Fall 2017 during the College of Education Recognition Ceremony next week.   The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on the campus at Pittsburg State University. 

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    The College of Education has chosen the Distinguished Service Administrator and the Distinguished Service Teacher award recipients for Fall 2017 during the College of Education Recognition Ceremony next week.   The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on the campus at Pittsburg State University. 

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  • Joplin PD Make Arrests In Monroe Street Stabbing

    Joplin PD Make Arrests In Monroe Street Stabbing

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:28 PM EST2017-12-06 21:28:20 GMT

    On December 4, 2017 at about 11:01 PM officers responded to 901 South Monroe for a report of a stabbing. A 49-year-old male was located outside of the residence and a 41-year-old female was located inside of the residence, both with significant injuries. Both were transported to the hospital and no suspects were located on scene. Detectives responded and began an investigation. On December 5, 2017, late in the evening two suspects in this case were arrested in Montgomery, County, Kan...

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    On December 4, 2017 at about 11:01 PM officers responded to 901 South Monroe for a report of a stabbing. A 49-year-old male was located outside of the residence and a 41-year-old female was located inside of the residence, both with significant injuries. Both were transported to the hospital and no suspects were located on scene. Detectives responded and began an investigation. On December 5, 2017, late in the evening two suspects in this case were arrested in Montgomery, County, Kan...

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  • KDOT moving ahead with plans to construct roundabout at the U.S. 59/160 junction

    KDOT moving ahead with plans to construct roundabout at the U.S. 59/160 junction

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:28 PM EST2017-12-06 20:28:03 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is moving ahead with plans to construct a single-lane roundabout at the junction of U.S. 59 and U.S. 160 in Labette County. State transportation officials reviewed statements of support from local governments and concerns expressed by citizens before deciding to proceed with the roundabout project. In early November KDOT staff sponsored a public information open house at Altamont to answer questions and take comments on the proposed inte...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is moving ahead with plans to construct a single-lane roundabout at the junction of U.S. 59 and U.S. 160 in Labette County. State transportation officials reviewed statements of support from local governments and concerns expressed by citizens before deciding to proceed with the roundabout project. In early November KDOT staff sponsored a public information open house at Altamont to answer questions and take comments on the proposed inte...More >>
  • Structure Fire at Applebee’s 2825 E 32nd

    Structure Fire at Applebee’s 2825 E 32nd

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:23 PM EST2017-12-06 20:23:41 GMT
    On Tuesday, December 5, the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a structure at Applebee’s Restaurant 2825 E. 32nd at 4:54 PM. The first arriving crew arrived on scene at 4:56 PM and reported a one-story commercial building with nothing showing. Crews entered the structure to find a light haze of smoke throughout the seating area. After further investigation, it was discovered there was a small fire in the HVAC (Heating and Air conditioning) system the fire was quickl...More >>
    On Tuesday, December 5, the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a structure at Applebee’s Restaurant 2825 E. 32nd at 4:54 PM. The first arriving crew arrived on scene at 4:56 PM and reported a one-story commercial building with nothing showing. Crews entered the structure to find a light haze of smoke throughout the seating area. After further investigation, it was discovered there was a small fire in the HVAC (Heating and Air conditioning) system the fire was quickl...More >>
  • Sen. McCaskill Calls for Sen. Franken's Resignation

    McCaskill Calls for Franken's Resignation

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:37 PM EST2017-12-06 19:37:17 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)

        Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is among a growing list of Democratic U.S. Senators calling for the resignation of  Minnesota Senator Al Franken.       With Franken's position appearing increasingly untenable, his office issued a statement saying, "Senator Franken will be making an announcement tomorrow. More details to come."         Franken's support among his fellow Democrats is collapsing as a ho...

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        Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is among a growing list of Democratic U.S. Senators calling for the resignation of  Minnesota Senator Al Franken.       With Franken's position appearing increasingly untenable, his office issued a statement saying, "Senator Franken will be making an announcement tomorrow. More details to come."         Franken's support among his fellow Democrats is collapsing as a ho...

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  • Missouri Chemical Company Challenges Restrictions on Weed Killer

    Missouri Chemical Company Challenges Restrictions on Weed Killer

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 12:24 AM EST2017-12-06 05:24:43 GMT

        Monsanto has asked a judge to prevent Arkansas lawmakers from banning the use of the weed killer, dicamba.  It's been around for decades, but farmers in Missouri and several other states have said the chemical drifts onto their crops and causes widespread damage.     

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        Monsanto has asked a judge to prevent Arkansas lawmakers from banning the use of the weed killer, dicamba.  It's been around for decades, but farmers in Missouri and several other states have said the chemical drifts onto their crops and causes widespread damage.     

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  • Missouri Officer Shot While Transporting Suspect

    Missouri Officer Shot While Transporting Suspect

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-12-06 05:09:14 GMT

        A suburban St. Louis police officer was in surgery Tuesday evening after being shot by a suspect he was transporting inside a police vehicle.     The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in Arnold, Missouri.    

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        A suburban St. Louis police officer was in surgery Tuesday evening after being shot by a suspect he was transporting inside a police vehicle.     The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in Arnold, Missouri.    

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  • SEK Art Fest Murals and Object Project Announced

    SEK Art Fest Murals and Object Project Announced

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 1:20 AM EST2017-12-05 06:20:39 GMT

           SEK  Art Fest revealed the specifics for its 2018 mural project Monday evening at Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium.         Grants totalling $13,000 will fund 16 murals in nine locations.        

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           SEK  Art Fest revealed the specifics for its 2018 mural project Monday evening at Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium.         Grants totalling $13,000 will fund 16 murals in nine locations.        

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  • Stolen Salvation Army Kettle Stand Found Flattened

    Stolen Salvation Army Kettle Stand Found Flattened

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 1:23 AM EST2017-12-05 06:23:46 GMT

        Duquesne, Missouri police have recovered a kettle bell stand that was stolen from the Salvation Army -- and it's a little worse for wear.     The stand was returned to the Salvation Army Monday..     Someone had stolen it from outside Joplin's Hobby Lobby store on November 27th.              "This is the first time we are aware of it happening here," said Joplin Salvation Army...

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        Duquesne, Missouri police have recovered a kettle bell stand that was stolen from the Salvation Army -- and it's a little worse for wear.     The stand was returned to the Salvation Army Monday..     Someone had stolen it from outside Joplin's Hobby Lobby store on November 27th.              "This is the first time we are aware of it happening here," said Joplin Salvation Army...

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  • MO AG Spearheads Suit Challenging California Egg Law

    MO AG Spearheads Suit Challenging California Egg Law

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 12:45 AM EST2017-12-05 05:45:09 GMT

        Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas are among thirteen states that have joined in a lawsuit concerning egg sales in California.     They're trying to block a California law that requires eggs sold in the state to come from hens that have space to stretch in their cages.       

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        Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas are among thirteen states that have joined in a lawsuit concerning egg sales in California.     They're trying to block a California law that requires eggs sold in the state to come from hens that have space to stretch in their cages.       

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  • Joplin Police Recover 130 Items in Package Theft Case

    Joplin Police Recover 130 Items in Package Theft Case

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 12:35 AM EST2017-12-05 05:35:32 GMT
        It's another case of a suspected Grinch.     Joplin police have arrested a man accused of stealing more than a hundred items from porches.     The suspect is Philip Bishop of Joplin.     Authorities say they stopped him driving a car matching one that had been spotted by a witness and captured on surveillance videos in theft cases.     Law officers searched his home and say they recovered more than 130 susp...More >>
        It's another case of a suspected Grinch.     Joplin police have arrested a man accused of stealing more than a hundred items from porches.     The suspect is Philip Bishop of Joplin.     Authorities say they stopped him driving a car matching one that had been spotted by a witness and captured on surveillance videos in theft cases.     Law officers searched his home and say they recovered more than 130 susp...More >>
  • Kansas Committee Wrestles With Funding Questions

    Kansas Committee Wrestles With Funding Questions

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 12:26 AM EST2017-12-05 05:26:07 GMT
        Kansas lawmakers are looking for ways to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars to meet the state Supreme Court order to increase spending on public schools.        A joint committee appointed by legislative leaders had its first meeting Monday, and it reviewed projections from legislative researchers that the state could face projected budget shortfalls after July 2019.     The entire Legislature reconvenes in January ...More >>
        Kansas lawmakers are looking for ways to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars to meet the state Supreme Court order to increase spending on public schools.        A joint committee appointed by legislative leaders had its first meeting Monday, and it reviewed projections from legislative researchers that the state could face projected budget shortfalls after July 2019.     The entire Legislature reconvenes in January ...More >>
  • Kansas Couple Claim Police Faked Test Results to Justify Raid

    Kansas Couple Claim Police Faked Test Results to Justify Raid

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 12:13 AM EST2017-12-05 05:13:22 GMT
         A Kansas couple claims police lied about the results of tests on discarded tea leaves found in their trash to get permission for a SWAT-style raid on their home.     Now the issue is the focus of a federal trial.     Former CIA employees Robert and Adlynn Harte are seeking $5 million for economic losses plus emotional pain, distress and humiliation after a 2012 raid on their Leawood home. They're also seeking $2 million in punitive dam...More >>
         A Kansas couple claims police lied about the results of tests on discarded tea leaves found in their trash to get permission for a SWAT-style raid on their home.     Now the issue is the focus of a federal trial.     Former CIA employees Robert and Adlynn Harte are seeking $5 million for economic losses plus emotional pain, distress and humiliation after a 2012 raid on their Leawood home. They're also seeking $2 million in punitive dam...More >>
  • Ike Statue Considered for Kansas Statehouse Grounds

    Ike Statue Considered for Kansas Statehouse Grounds

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 12:04 AM EST2017-12-05 05:04:14 GMT
        Kansas is a a step closer to adding a statue of  President Dwight Eisenhower on hte grounds of the Statehouse.     The Kansas Department of Administration will present the proposal during a meeting of the state's Capitol Preservation Committee on Thursday.     Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.     The state added a plaque for the 34th president and supreme Allied commander during World War II to the Statehouse's...More >>
        Kansas is a a step closer to adding a statue of  President Dwight Eisenhower on hte grounds of the Statehouse.     The Kansas Department of Administration will present the proposal during a meeting of the state's Capitol Preservation Committee on Thursday.     Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.     The state added a plaque for the 34th president and supreme Allied commander during World War II to the Statehouse's...More >>
  • Drug Drop Off Box in Jasper County - from the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    Drug Drop Off Box in Jasper County - from the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    Drug Drop Off Box in Jasper County - from the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    Monday, December 4 2017 7:04 PM EST2017-12-05 00:04:09 GMT
    We now have a Drug Drop Off Box at the Satellite Office, in Airport Drive. People can drop of their unused or unwanted medication. No sharps / needles or inhalers please. The building is only open to the public from 8am to 5pm, and closed on Holidays.More >>
    We now have a Drug Drop Off Box at the Satellite Office, in Airport Drive. People can drop of their unused or unwanted medication. No sharps / needles or inhalers please. The building is only open to the public from 8am to 5pm, and closed on Holidays.More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/04/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/04/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/04/2017

    Monday, December 4 2017 7:01 PM EST2017-12-05 00:01:04 GMT
    Yesterday evening at 7:39pm one of our officers saw a vehicle at 7th and Maiden Lane that had plates on it belonging to another vehicle. He contacted the vehicle after it parked at West 7th Street Wal-Mart. The 36 year old Joplin male that was driving was arrested for driving while suspended, a vehicle theft warrant, 2 Duquesne Warrants and 1 Joplin warrant. He had a used syringe in his pocket, a bag of meth on the driver's seat, a digital scale and two meth pipes. The 24 year old fem...More >>
    Yesterday evening at 7:39pm one of our officers saw a vehicle at 7th and Maiden Lane that had plates on it belonging to another vehicle. He contacted the vehicle after it parked at West 7th Street Wal-Mart. The 36 year old Joplin male that was driving was arrested for driving while suspended, a vehicle theft warrant, 2 Duquesne Warrants and 1 Joplin warrant. He had a used syringe in his pocket, a bag of meth on the driver's seat, a digital scale and two meth pipes. The 24 year old fem...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/03/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/03/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/03/2017

    Monday, December 4 2017 6:59 PM EST2017-12-04 23:59:47 GMT
    Last night just after midnight an officer tried to stop a vehicle at 7th and Pennsylvania for expired plates. The vehicle drove away, south on Virginia and east on 8th before coming to a stop 800 block of Grand. The vehicle then ran back west on 8th driving dangerously and wasn't pursued. Having got the plate, another officer thought the vehicle would return home to the area of 5th and Moffett. As an officer pulled up to the house, the male had exited the suspect vehicle and ran into ...More >>
    Last night just after midnight an officer tried to stop a vehicle at 7th and Pennsylvania for expired plates. The vehicle drove away, south on Virginia and east on 8th before coming to a stop 800 block of Grand. The vehicle then ran back west on 8th driving dangerously and wasn't pursued. Having got the plate, another officer thought the vehicle would return home to the area of 5th and Moffett. As an officer pulled up to the house, the male had exited the suspect vehicle and ran into ...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/01/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/01/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/01/2017

    Monday, December 4 2017 6:57 PM EST2017-12-04 23:57:14 GMT
    Incident Spotlight This afternoon two detectives were driving at 2nd and Gray. They saw a male riding a mini bike pulling a homemade trailer. One detective recognized the male who is known to operate stolen vehicles. The other detective recognized the motorbike to have been reported stolen yesterday (teamwork). The rider recognized that there were two detectives on to him (bad feeling). He disconnected the trailer and fled, refusing to stop for lights and sirens. He rode between hous...More >>
    Incident Spotlight This afternoon two detectives were driving at 2nd and Gray. They saw a male riding a mini bike pulling a homemade trailer. One detective recognized the male who is known to operate stolen vehicles. The other detective recognized the motorbike to have been reported stolen yesterday (teamwork). The rider recognized that there were two detectives on to him (bad feeling). He disconnected the trailer and fled, refusing to stop for lights and sirens. He rode between hous...More >>
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    KOMA Beef Cattle Conference - January 16th

    KOMA Beef Cattle Conference - January 16th

    Monday, December 4 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-12-04 22:54:23 GMT
    The KOMA Beef Cattle Conference begins at 4 p.m., January 16, 2018, at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center in Springfield, Mo. The KOMA (4 – State) Beef Cattle Conference is a joint effort by the Extension Services in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.  It is designed to provide the latest information on beef cattle production, marketing, economics, nutrition and forage utilization.  Presenters and presentations at the meeting include: Dr. David Lalma...More >>
    The KOMA Beef Cattle Conference begins at 4 p.m., January 16, 2018, at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center in Springfield, Mo. The KOMA (4 – State) Beef Cattle Conference is a joint effort by the Extension Services in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.  It is designed to provide the latest information on beef cattle production, marketing, economics, nutrition and forage utilization.  Presenters and presentations at the meeting include: Dr. David Lalma...More >>
  • Joplin Police Arrest Man Accused of Stealing More Than 130 Items

    Joplin Police Arrest Man Accused of Stealing More Than 130 Items

    Monday, December 4 2017 5:50 PM EST2017-12-04 22:50:49 GMT
    The Joplin area had seen an increase in thefts of packages that were delivered and left on porches. Other surrounding communities saw the same activity. With the assistance of eye witnesses and home-surveillance videos, the Joplin Police Department was on the look-out for an older style Red Ford Escape and a white male suspect. That information was supported by other area departments sharing information about a Red Escape being the suspect vehicle. The investigation had identified a p...More >>
    The Joplin area had seen an increase in thefts of packages that were delivered and left on porches. Other surrounding communities saw the same activity. With the assistance of eye witnesses and home-surveillance videos, the Joplin Police Department was on the look-out for an older style Red Ford Escape and a white male suspect. That information was supported by other area departments sharing information about a Red Escape being the suspect vehicle. The investigation had identified a p...More >>
  • MSSU to Host Clinic for Neosho Students

    MSSU to Host Clinic for Neosho Students

    Monday, December 4 2017 5:46 PM EST2017-12-04 22:46:20 GMT
    Missouri Southern State University's Department of Emergency Medical Services will visit Neosho High School on December 14th, 2017 to host a clinic on emergency medical topics for junior and seniors. Starting at 8:00 a.m. and running until 2:30 p.m., students will visit stations with topics on a variety of topics, including Stop the Bleed, Hands Only CPR, AED Usage, Choking First Aid, and Epi Pen Usage.  Teacher Brandi Arthur planned the event, training provided free of charge b...More >>
    Missouri Southern State University's Department of Emergency Medical Services will visit Neosho High School on December 14th, 2017 to host a clinic on emergency medical topics for junior and seniors. Starting at 8:00 a.m. and running until 2:30 p.m., students will visit stations with topics on a variety of topics, including Stop the Bleed, Hands Only CPR, AED Usage, Choking First Aid, and Epi Pen Usage.  Teacher Brandi Arthur planned the event, training provided free of charge b...More >>
  • Southwest Missouri Bank Announces Promotions

    Southwest Missouri Bank Announces Promotions

    Monday, December 4 2017 5:27 PM EST2017-12-04 22:27:22 GMT
    Southwest Missouri Bank is pleased to announce several changes in their management team.  Steve Koelkebeck will continue in his role as President and Chief Operating Officer, while Craig Tankersley, named Executive Vice President, will be working with Chairman and CEO Garry Denney in setting the direction for growth and continually improving results of the bank.  Mark Johnson and Jeannette Clem have been promoted to Joplin and Carthage Market Presidents, respectively. ...More >>
    Southwest Missouri Bank is pleased to announce several changes in their management team.  Steve Koelkebeck will continue in his role as President and Chief Operating Officer, while Craig Tankersley, named Executive Vice President, will be working with Chairman and CEO Garry Denney in setting the direction for growth and continually improving results of the bank.  Mark Johnson and Jeannette Clem have been promoted to Joplin and Carthage Market Presidents, respectively. ...More >>
  • Alumni team up to support veterans, caregivers in remembrance of a fellow grad

    Alumni team up to support veterans, caregivers in remembrance of a fellow grad

    Monday, December 4 2017 5:13 PM EST2017-12-04 22:13:27 GMT
    Pitt State graduate Becky Duncan (center) talks to Tim Senecaut, PSU's director of custodial and general services, during tailgating activities at Carnie Smith Stadium. Duncan is one of several PSU alumni who serve on the board of Vetlinks.org, a nonprofiPitt State graduate Becky Duncan (center) talks to Tim Senecaut, PSU's director of custodial and general services, during tailgating activities at Carnie Smith Stadium. Duncan is one of several PSU alumni who serve on the board of Vetlinks.org, a nonprofi
    As Becky Duncan pulled into the parking lot at Carnie Smith Stadium earlier this fall, the memories came rushing back. As they always do. “Happens every time,” Duncan said. “It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since my time as a student and cheerleader at Pittsburg State, being back on campus brings it all back. It’s such a unique feeling that I think only PSU alumni can understand. “And it’s especially meaningful today.” The d...More >>
    As Becky Duncan pulled into the parking lot at Carnie Smith Stadium earlier this fall, the memories came rushing back. As they always do. “Happens every time,” Duncan said. “It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since my time as a student and cheerleader at Pittsburg State, being back on campus brings it all back. It’s such a unique feeling that I think only PSU alumni can understand. “And it’s especially meaningful today.” The d...More >>
  • Grand Marshal of Joplin Christmas Parade Announced

    Grand Marshal of Joplin Christmas Parade Announced

    Monday, December 4 2017 4:50 PM EST2017-12-04 21:50:46 GMT
    Freeman Health System is pleased to announce Deputy Nolan Murray of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office will serve as Grand Marshal of the 47th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade. Murray was shot March 1 while executing a search warrant at a Joplin motel. Murray has been employed by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office since 2013 and has been a member of the Ozark Drug Enforcement team for more than one year. The military veteran participates in the Jasper County Sheriff’s...More >>
    Freeman Health System is pleased to announce Deputy Nolan Murray of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office will serve as Grand Marshal of the 47th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade. Murray was shot March 1 while executing a search warrant at a Joplin motel. Murray has been employed by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office since 2013 and has been a member of the Ozark Drug Enforcement team for more than one year. The military veteran participates in the Jasper County Sheriff’s...More >>
  • Bikers Collect Toys For Kids In Need

    Bikers Collect Toys For Kids In Need

    Sunday, December 3 2017 9:30 PM EST2017-12-04 02:30:16 GMT
    The holidays can be hard for low income families, especially if they're struggle to afford toys for their children. That's why over 100 bikers donated more than 100 toys to kids in need. Hideout Harley Davidson hosted its annual toy run this afternoon. They dropped the toys off at the St. Paul Methodist Church for the church's affordable Christmas program. There was a good turn-out this year which organizers say is because helping struggling families is a rewarding experience. H...More >>
    The holidays can be hard for low income families, especially if they're struggle to afford toys for their children. That's why over 100 bikers donated more than 100 toys to kids in need. Hideout Harley Davidson hosted its annual toy run this afternoon. They dropped the toys off at the St. Paul Methodist Church for the church's affordable Christmas program. There was a good turn-out this year which organizers say is because helping struggling families is a rewarding experience. H...More >>
  • Kids Christmas Shop For Their Families At Special Marketplace

    Kids Christmas Shop For Their Families At Special Marketplace

    Saturday, December 2 2017 7:56 PM EST2017-12-03 00:56:58 GMT
    The mistletoe marketplace returns to parsons to give kids there  the chance to give this Christmas. After a five year absence, the marketplace is back for kids kindergarten through third grade. They could buy gifts for their loved one priced between one and five dollars. The event is designed to teach that giving can be just as fun as receiving. Organizer Ramon Martinez says, "It will be their surprise what's under the tree. So come the 25th of December whether its the morn...More >>
    The mistletoe marketplace returns to parsons to give kids there  the chance to give this Christmas. After a five year absence, the marketplace is back for kids kindergarten through third grade. They could buy gifts for their loved one priced between one and five dollars. The event is designed to teach that giving can be just as fun as receiving. Organizer Ramon Martinez says, "It will be their surprise what's under the tree. So come the 25th of December whether its the morn...More >>
  • Photo Gallery puts the Focus on Veterans

    Photo Gallery puts the Focus on Veterans

    Saturday, December 2 2017 12:14 AM EST2017-12-02 05:14:46 GMT

    A unique photo gallery is putting the focus on veterans and their stories.  It's called "The Freedom Endeavor," and is currently on display at the Mount Vernon Recreation and Arts Center (the MARC) in Mount Vernon, Missouri. The gallery will remain open through January.

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    A unique photo gallery is putting the focus on veterans and their stories.  It's called "The Freedom Endeavor," and is currently on display at the Mount Vernon Recreation and Arts Center (the MARC) in Mount Vernon, Missouri. The gallery will remain open through January.

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  • 101 Year Old Man Proves You're Never Too Old to Give

    101 Year Old Man Proves You're Never Too Old to Give

    Friday, December 1 2017 8:15 PM EST2017-12-02 01:15:19 GMT

    A 101 year old man extends his lifetime of service to the Salvation Army. 

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    A 101 year old man extends his lifetime of service to the Salvation Army. 

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  • Local Soldier Reunites With Family After Two Years Overseas

    Local Soldier Reunites With Family After Two Years Overseas

    Friday, December 1 2017 6:30 PM EST2017-12-01 23:30:27 GMT
    Emotions were high in Galena this afternoon. After two years serving overseas Corporal Jacob Helton reunited with his family. He did it at a Galena High School pep rally to surprise his mom -- who wasn't expecting him for another 20 days. Jacob's dad had been planning the homecoming for over a month, which resulted in a heartwarming reunion -- especially for mom.  Jacob says, "... But it was awesome seeing the happiness on her face that I'm finally home. So this w...More >>
    Emotions were high in Galena this afternoon. After two years serving overseas Corporal Jacob Helton reunited with his family. He did it at a Galena High School pep rally to surprise his mom -- who wasn't expecting him for another 20 days. Jacob's dad had been planning the homecoming for over a month, which resulted in a heartwarming reunion -- especially for mom.  Jacob says, "... But it was awesome seeing the happiness on her face that I'm finally home. So this w...More >>
  • Oklahoma Reports First Flu Deaths of the Season

    Oklahoma Reports First Flu Deaths of the Season

    Friday, December 1 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-12-01 22:52:26 GMT
        The Oklahoma influenza season has turned deadly.     State officials report the first two flu-related deaths of the season.     The state Department of Health said Thursday the two deaths were recorded between November 22nd and November 28th and that both were patients over the age of 65.           Health officials say one of the flu-related deaths was recorded in central Oklahoma and the other in the ...More >>
        The Oklahoma influenza season has turned deadly.     State officials report the first two flu-related deaths of the season.     The state Department of Health said Thursday the two deaths were recorded between November 22nd and November 28th and that both were patients over the age of 65.           Health officials say one of the flu-related deaths was recorded in central Oklahoma and the other in the ...More >>
  • Police and Fire Chiefs discuss holiday safety during Joplin Insider program

    Police and Fire Chiefs discuss holiday safety during Joplin Insider program

    Friday, December 1 2017 5:39 PM EST2017-12-01 22:39:37 GMT
    In the next program of Joplin Insider, viewers will be reminded of simple steps they can follow in order to stay safe during the holiday season. Both Police Chief Matt Stewart and Fire Chief Jim Furgerson visit with host Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer, about these topics. Fire safety during the holiday season includes extinguishing candles, turning off stoves or ovens, and turning out lights when leaving the home, as well as proper usage of electrical cords and fireplaces. P...More >>
    In the next program of Joplin Insider, viewers will be reminded of simple steps they can follow in order to stay safe during the holiday season. Both Police Chief Matt Stewart and Fire Chief Jim Furgerson visit with host Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer, about these topics. Fire safety during the holiday season includes extinguishing candles, turning off stoves or ovens, and turning out lights when leaving the home, as well as proper usage of electrical cords and fireplaces. P...More >>
  • MDC offers Master Naturalist training in Joplin

    MDC offers Master Naturalist training in Joplin

    Friday, December 1 2017 5:09 PM EST2017-12-01 22:09:20 GMT
    Protecting Missouri’s natural resources is an ongoing and challenging task. The challenge is made easier when private citizen groups – as well as state agencies – can provide education, outreach information, and services. That’s the idea behind Missouri’s Master Naturalist program. The Chert Glades Master Naturalist Chapter will hold two Master Naturalist training orientations – 6-8 p.m. on Monday (Dec. 4) and 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 4. Both orienta...More >>
    Protecting Missouri’s natural resources is an ongoing and challenging task. The challenge is made easier when private citizen groups – as well as state agencies – can provide education, outreach information, and services. That’s the idea behind Missouri’s Master Naturalist program. The Chert Glades Master Naturalist Chapter will hold two Master Naturalist training orientations – 6-8 p.m. on Monday (Dec. 4) and 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 4. Both orienta...More >>
  • MSSU nursing students elected to statewide posts

    MSSU nursing students elected to statewide posts

    Friday, December 1 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-12-01 22:06:11 GMT
    Elizabeth Burken (left) and Jessica HollyElizabeth Burken (left) and Jessica Holly
    Two senior nursing students from Missouri Southern State University were recently elected to the top posts for the Missouri Nursing Students Association (MONSA). Elizabeth Burken and Jessica Holly, both Carthage natives, were elected as president and vice president – respectively – during the annual statewide MONSA convention, held last month in Springfield. The mission of the organization is to “enhance professional nursing students’ education and practice in...More >>
    Two senior nursing students from Missouri Southern State University were recently elected to the top posts for the Missouri Nursing Students Association (MONSA). Elizabeth Burken and Jessica Holly, both Carthage natives, were elected as president and vice president – respectively – during the annual statewide MONSA convention, held last month in Springfield. The mission of the organization is to “enhance professional nursing students’ education and practice in...More >>
  • Angel Tree Locations

    Angel Tree Locations

    Thursday, November 30 2017 7:39 PM EST2017-12-01 00:39:58 GMT
    The Salvation Army in Joplin says around 500 families have asked for help with toys this year through it's Angel Tree Program. Several businesses around Joplin have Christmas trees decorated with angels bearing children's names and what they would like for Christmas. You can purchase all or part of the list to help fulfill Christmas wishes. If you would like to help, here are the locations of the Angel Trees: Mid Missouri Bank 3435 E 7th St Joplin MO 64801 Johnny Carino's 137 N Ran...More >>
    The Salvation Army in Joplin says around 500 families have asked for help with toys this year through it's Angel Tree Program. Several businesses around Joplin have Christmas trees decorated with angels bearing children's names and what they would like for Christmas. You can purchase all or part of the list to help fulfill Christmas wishes. If you would like to help, here are the locations of the Angel Trees: Mid Missouri Bank 3435 E 7th St Joplin MO 64801 Johnny Carino's 137 N Ran...More >>
  • Did You Know - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department (11/30/2017)

    Did You Know - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department (11/30/2017)

    Did You Know - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department (11/30/2017)

    Thursday, November 30 2017 7:29 PM EST2017-12-01 00:29:13 GMT
    Did You Know? At 12:15am this morning one of our officers took report number 12,000 for 2017. It was an employee theft case in which an employee and her friend were both cited for stealing from a local store.More >>
    Did You Know? At 12:15am this morning one of our officers took report number 12,000 for 2017. It was an employee theft case in which an employee and her friend were both cited for stealing from a local store.More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/30/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/30/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/30/2017

    Thursday, November 30 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-12-01 00:27:06 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday at approximately 4:23pm Officers were dispatched to the 2700 Block of North Highland in reference to a theft that had just occurred. The caller said a white male wearing red shoes had stolen a package containing a body pillow from the front porch. Officers responding located the white male wearing red shoes clinging to a body pillow walking southbound on St. Louis just south of Zora. Once contacted the Grinch (who tried to steal Christmas) was found to ...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday at approximately 4:23pm Officers were dispatched to the 2700 Block of North Highland in reference to a theft that had just occurred. The caller said a white male wearing red shoes had stolen a package containing a body pillow from the front porch. Officers responding located the white male wearing red shoes clinging to a body pillow walking southbound on St. Louis just south of Zora. Once contacted the Grinch (who tried to steal Christmas) was found to ...More >>
  • Frontenac City Official Allegedly Used Taxpayer Funds To Track His Mistress

    Frontenac City Official Allegedly Used Taxpayer Funds To Track His Mistress

    Thursday, November 30 2017 6:09 PM EST2017-11-30 23:09:28 GMT
    A newly released affidavit alleges a former Frontenac city official used taxpayer money to track his mistress. Authorities arrested former city clerk Doug Sellars last year for apparently stealing $8,000 from the city and spending it on personal items. According to the affidavit one of those items he bought was a G.P.S. tracking device that he hid on his ex-mistress's vehicle. Sellars is charged with with official misconduct, misdemeanor stalking and three other felonies. He's ex...More >>
    A newly released affidavit alleges a former Frontenac city official used taxpayer money to track his mistress. Authorities arrested former city clerk Doug Sellars last year for apparently stealing $8,000 from the city and spending it on personal items. According to the affidavit one of those items he bought was a G.P.S. tracking device that he hid on his ex-mistress's vehicle. Sellars is charged with with official misconduct, misdemeanor stalking and three other felonies. He's ex...More >>
  • Kansas Committee Fails to Endorse Prison Proposal

    Kansas Committee Fails to Endorse Prison Proposal

    Thursday, November 30 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-11-30 22:07:21 GMT
        Kansas legislators in both parties have misgivings about a plan for a new correctional facility.      The state Department of Corrections outlined its plan Thursday to have the nation's largest private prison operator build a replacement for the state's oldest and largest prison in Lansing, which is near Kansas City.  But a legislative committee failed to endorse the plan.     Lawmakers questioned the state's plan to lease the...More >>
        Kansas legislators in both parties have misgivings about a plan for a new correctional facility.      The state Department of Corrections outlined its plan Thursday to have the nation's largest private prison operator build a replacement for the state's oldest and largest prison in Lansing, which is near Kansas City.  But a legislative committee failed to endorse the plan.     Lawmakers questioned the state's plan to lease the...More >>
  • Mount Carmel Foundation Remember Me Tree Ceremony - December 11th

    Mount Carmel Foundation Remember Me Tree Ceremony - December 11th

    Thursday, November 30 2017 3:28 PM EST2017-11-30 20:28:42 GMT
    Mount Carmel Foundation Remember Me Tree Ceremony will be December 11 @ 6 PM in Meadowbrook Mall. More >>
    Mount Carmel Foundation Remember Me Tree Ceremony will be December 11 @ 6 PM in Meadowbrook Mall. More >>
  • KCS Holiday Express Train pulls into Joplin Tues., December 12

    KCS Holiday Express Train pulls into Joplin Tues., December 12

    Thursday, November 30 2017 3:21 PM EST2017-11-30 20:21:43 GMT
    It’s The Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express train is coming to Joplin on Tuesday, December 12. The six-car train will bring Santa Claus for a visit with kids, and will pull into the Joplin Union Depot, 201 North Main Street, around 4 p.m. They will open to the public shortly after their arrival, and remain open until 9:00 p.m. To access the Union Depot, the public should enter from “B” and North Main Street. The Holiday Express is complete with cheerful di...More >>
    It’s The Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express train is coming to Joplin on Tuesday, December 12. The six-car train will bring Santa Claus for a visit with kids, and will pull into the Joplin Union Depot, 201 North Main Street, around 4 p.m. They will open to the public shortly after their arrival, and remain open until 9:00 p.m. To access the Union Depot, the public should enter from “B” and North Main Street. The Holiday Express is complete with cheerful di...More >>
  • Information Sought on Oklahoma Athlete's Sexual Assault Claim

    Information Sought on Oklahoma Athlete's Sexual Assault Claim

    Thursday, November 30 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-11-30 05:05:52 GMT
        School officials in Bixby Oklahoma expect to receive an update Thursday on an internal investigation concerning a sexual assault allegation.     A 16-year-old football player had claimed he was sexually assaulted by several of his teammates during an event at the superintendent's house in September.             A search warrant filed Monday in Tulsa district court accuses administrators at the high school of w...More >>
        School officials in Bixby Oklahoma expect to receive an update Thursday on an internal investigation concerning a sexual assault allegation.     A 16-year-old football player had claimed he was sexually assaulted by several of his teammates during an event at the superintendent's house in September.             A search warrant filed Monday in Tulsa district court accuses administrators at the high school of w...More >>
  • Oklahoma Corrections Director Wants to Triple Spending

    Oklahoma Corrections Director Wants to Triple Spending

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 10:55 PM EST2017-11-30 03:55:01 GMT
        As Oklahoma wrestles with a budget shortfall, the state's prison director is asking lawmakers to triple the agency's $485 million budget.     Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh said Wednesday the agency is seeking $1.53 billion next year including $813 million for two new medium-security prisons, $107 million in repairs to existing prisons and $10 million for across-the-board raises.     Allbaugh says the request "represents exactly what...More >>
        As Oklahoma wrestles with a budget shortfall, the state's prison director is asking lawmakers to triple the agency's $485 million budget.     Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh said Wednesday the agency is seeking $1.53 billion next year including $813 million for two new medium-security prisons, $107 million in repairs to existing prisons and $10 million for across-the-board raises.     Allbaugh says the request "represents exactly what...More >>
  • Holiday Market back in Neosho - courtesy of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce

    Holiday Market back in Neosho - courtesy of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce

    Holiday Market back in Neosho - courtesy of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 8:11 PM EST2017-11-30 01:11:58 GMT
    It's almost time for the Dickens Christmas Faire Holiday Market at Mills Park Centre! Over 60 Booths! Opens Thursday, November 30th from 5pm to 9pm with our VIP Ladies Night - $5 Admission for a Night of Shopping, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music & Prizes! Open Friday 5pm to 9pm & Saturday 10am to 2pm - $2 Admission 100 N College St in Downtown Neosho!More >>
    It's almost time for the Dickens Christmas Faire Holiday Market at Mills Park Centre! Over 60 Booths! Opens Thursday, November 30th from 5pm to 9pm with our VIP Ladies Night - $5 Admission for a Night of Shopping, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music & Prizes! Open Friday 5pm to 9pm & Saturday 10am to 2pm - $2 Admission 100 N College St in Downtown Neosho!More >>
  • Joplin Museum Hosts Christmas Open House

    Joplin Museum Hosts Christmas Open House

    Joplin Museum Hosts Christmas Open House

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 8:07 PM EST2017-11-30 01:07:12 GMT
    The Joplin History & Mineral Museum will host its annual Open House on Saturday, December 9th. Visitors can enjoy refreshments as they stroll through the museum's halls and experience its rich history, which officials say, will be decked out for the season. The event runs from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Joplin History & Mining Museum is located at 504 S. Schifferdecker (SchiffENdecker to some) Avenue.More >>
    The Joplin History & Mineral Museum will host its annual Open House on Saturday, December 9th. Visitors can enjoy refreshments as they stroll through the museum's halls and experience its rich history, which officials say, will be decked out for the season. The event runs from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Joplin History & Mining Museum is located at 504 S. Schifferdecker (SchiffENdecker to some) Avenue.More >>
  • Joplin Street Closure - courtesy of the City of Joplin

    Joplin Street Closure - courtesy of the City of Joplin

    Joplin Street Closure - courtesy of the City of Joplin

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 7:55 PM EST2017-11-30 00:55:51 GMT
    Missouri American Water Company will begin installing a new water main along 4th St between Division Ave & School Ave. starting 6 AM Fri, Dec. 1 & ending 6 PM., Sun, Dec. 10. During this time 4th St will be closed to all thru traffic, and businesses will remain open with as minimal impact as possible. The water main construction is due to an upcoming City storm water improvement project for the area. Drivers will need to use alternate routes and proceed with caution at inte...More >>
    Missouri American Water Company will begin installing a new water main along 4th St between Division Ave & School Ave. starting 6 AM Fri, Dec. 1 & ending 6 PM., Sun, Dec. 10. During this time 4th St will be closed to all thru traffic, and businesses will remain open with as minimal impact as possible. The water main construction is due to an upcoming City storm water improvement project for the area. Drivers will need to use alternate routes and proceed with caution at inte...More >>
  • Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall - courtesy of the Pittsburg Fire Department

    Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall - courtesy of the Pittsburg Fire Department

    Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall - courtesy of the Pittsburg Fire Department

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 7:52 PM EST2017-11-30 00:52:53 GMT
    The following information is from the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office in regards to a recall for Kiddie Fire Extinguishers: Press Release Kiddie Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment, One Death Reported United States Consumer Product Safety Commission | Nov 02, 2017 This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers. Plastic han...More >>
    The following information is from the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office in regards to a recall for Kiddie Fire Extinguishers: Press Release Kiddie Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment, One Death Reported United States Consumer Product Safety Commission | Nov 02, 2017 This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers. Plastic han...More >>
  • President Trump Takes on Senator McCaskill at Missouri Speech

    President Trump Takes on Senator McCaskill at Missouri Speech

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 5:53 PM EST2017-11-29 22:53:51 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)

         President Donald Trump took aim at Missouri Senator Clair McCaskill as he spoke Wednesday in St. Charles Missouri.       The president told voters the Democratic Senator "is doing you a tremendous disservice."     "She wants your taxes to go up, she's weak on crime, she's weak on borders, she's weak on illegal immigration and she's weak on the military," President Trump said. "Other than that, I think she'...

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         President Donald Trump took aim at Missouri Senator Clair McCaskill as he spoke Wednesday in St. Charles Missouri.       The president told voters the Democratic Senator "is doing you a tremendous disservice."     "She wants your taxes to go up, she's weak on crime, she's weak on borders, she's weak on illegal immigration and she's weak on the military," President Trump said. "Other than that, I think she'...

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  • Joplin Street Closure Starting on December 1st

    Joplin Street Closure Starting on December 1st

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-11-29 21:29:24 GMT
    Missouri American Water Company will begin installing a new water main along 4th Street between Division Avenue and School Avenue starting Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:00 a.m. until Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. During this time frame, 4th Street will be closed to all thru traffic but businesses will remain open with as minimal impact as possible. The water main construction is due to an upcoming City storm water improvement project for the area.  Drivers will need to ...More >>
    Missouri American Water Company will begin installing a new water main along 4th Street between Division Avenue and School Avenue starting Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:00 a.m. until Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. During this time frame, 4th Street will be closed to all thru traffic but businesses will remain open with as minimal impact as possible. The water main construction is due to an upcoming City storm water improvement project for the area.  Drivers will need to ...More >>
  • Neosho Man Sentenced To 40 Years For Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

    Neosho Man Sentenced To 40 Years For Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 4:25 PM EST2017-11-29 21:25:24 GMT
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Neosho, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for producing child pornography. James Lyndon McFadin, Jr., 34, of Neosho, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 40 years in federal prison without parole. McFadin has been incarcerated in federal custody since his arrest on Dec. 21, 2015. On July 7, 2017, McFadin pleaded guilty to six counts of enticing a minor to eng...More >>
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Neosho, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for producing child pornography. James Lyndon McFadin, Jr., 34, of Neosho, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 40 years in federal prison without parole. McFadin has been incarcerated in federal custody since his arrest on Dec. 21, 2015. On July 7, 2017, McFadin pleaded guilty to six counts of enticing a minor to eng...More >>
  • David Phelps' "Classic Christmas - December 17th

    David Phelps' "Classic Christmas - December 17th

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 3:06 PM EST2017-11-29 20:06:15 GMT
    The second installment in Connect2Culture's performing arts series will be David Phelps's Classic Christmas. The show will take place on Sunday, December 17, 7:30 PM at Joplin High School's Performing Arts Center.  Phelps' "Classic Christmas" is the ideal way to celebrate this holiday season. His renditions of traditional hymns and contemporary holiday hits encapsulate the spirit of Christmas.  "We are excited to bring David Phelps to Joplin for his Cla...More >>
    The second installment in Connect2Culture's performing arts series will be David Phelps's Classic Christmas. The show will take place on Sunday, December 17, 7:30 PM at Joplin High School's Performing Arts Center.  Phelps' "Classic Christmas" is the ideal way to celebrate this holiday season. His renditions of traditional hymns and contemporary holiday hits encapsulate the spirit of Christmas.  "We are excited to bring David Phelps to Joplin for his Cla...More >>
  • Joplin Structure Fire at 2129 S. Bird Avenue

    Joplin Structure Fire at 2129 S. Bird Avenue

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 2:21 PM EST2017-11-29 19:21:39 GMT
    The Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 2129 S. Bird. The call came in at 9:13 PM and the first fire crews arrived at 9:18 PM and found a single story residential structure with heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of the structure. Fire crews were quickly able to extinguish the fire and confine it to the living room and front porch area. The home was occupied at the time and the occupants were able to escape without injuries. The fire was brough...More >>
    The Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 2129 S. Bird. The call came in at 9:13 PM and the first fire crews arrived at 9:18 PM and found a single story residential structure with heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of the structure. Fire crews were quickly able to extinguish the fire and confine it to the living room and front porch area. The home was occupied at the time and the occupants were able to escape without injuries. The fire was brough...More >>
  • PSU and ICC sign advisement agreement to aid students

    PSU and ICC sign advisement agreement to aid students

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 2:17 PM EST2017-11-29 19:17:33 GMT
    PSU President Steve Scott and ICC President Dan Barwick (center) were joined by representatives from each institution at a signing ceremony that officially marked the start of a partnership between the two institutions designed to help students.PSU President Steve Scott and ICC President Dan Barwick (center) were joined by representatives from each institution at a signing ceremony that officially marked the start of a partnership between the two institutions designed to help students.
    In a signing ceremony Wednesday morning at Independence Community College, Pittsburg State University and ICC formalized their partnership on a new advisement initiative that will help students ensure they are efficient with their time and their tuition dollars.    The “Pitt State NOW” program allows students at ICC who anticipate attending PSU to obtain real-time degree audits from PSU and to have access to PSU advisors. ...More >>
    In a signing ceremony Wednesday morning at Independence Community College, Pittsburg State University and ICC formalized their partnership on a new advisement initiative that will help students ensure they are efficient with their time and their tuition dollars.    The “Pitt State NOW” program allows students at ICC who anticipate attending PSU to obtain real-time degree audits from PSU and to have access to PSU advisors. ...More >>
  • Students Assessing Bird Type And Count For Biodiversity

    Students Assessing Bird Type And Count For Biodiversity

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 2:12 PM EST2017-11-29 19:12:32 GMT
    The East Newton High School Ecology classes in cooperation with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Missouri Department of Conservation will be conducting a backyard bird count.  The students will study the number and type of birds located in and around the East Newton High School grounds to determine the diversity the birds. This study will allow our students understand Biodiversity and the role or roles the environment plays in the selected area (outdoor classroom). When: Dece...More >>
    The East Newton High School Ecology classes in cooperation with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Missouri Department of Conservation will be conducting a backyard bird count.  The students will study the number and type of birds located in and around the East Newton High School grounds to determine the diversity the birds. This study will allow our students understand Biodiversity and the role or roles the environment plays in the selected area (outdoor classroom). When: Dece...More >>
  • Local Doctor Retires After Forty-One Years Of Service

    Local Doctor Retires After Forty-One Years Of Service

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 9:32 PM EST2017-11-29 02:32:31 GMT
    After 41 years of surgical service, a local doctor is retiring his scalpel. Doctor Walter Dandridge was honored for his work at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Starting his career in 19-76, he specialized in breast surgery for the Mercy Breast Center. Doctor Dandridge played an important leadership role at the hospital; during which he has seen the medical field evolve. Dandridge says, "We treat diseases differently. We treat them a lot better. There has been so many advance...More >>
    After 41 years of surgical service, a local doctor is retiring his scalpel. Doctor Walter Dandridge was honored for his work at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Starting his career in 19-76, he specialized in breast surgery for the Mercy Breast Center. Doctor Dandridge played an important leadership role at the hospital; during which he has seen the medical field evolve. Dandridge says, "We treat diseases differently. We treat them a lot better. There has been so many advance...More >>
  • Multiple Departments work Grass Fire in Jasper County - courtesy of Joplin Fire Department

    Multiple Departments work Grass Fire in Jasper County - courtesy of Joplin Fire Department

    Multiple Departments work Grass Fire in Jasper County - courtesy of Joplin Fire Department

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 7:37 PM EST2017-11-29 00:37:26 GMT
    At approximately 1:50 pm on Monday (11/27/2017), JFD Engine 4A, Tanker 1A, Brush 4A, Engine 6A, Brush 6A, and Battalion 1A responded to assist Redings Mill Fire on a large fast moving grass fire in Newton County that threatened several structures and vehicles. The fire was contained to approximately 8 acres through the efforts of several agencies. This incident serves as a good reminder of how quickly a fire can get out of control this time of year with dry conditions and strong win...More >>
    At approximately 1:50 pm on Monday (11/27/2017), JFD Engine 4A, Tanker 1A, Brush 4A, Engine 6A, Brush 6A, and Battalion 1A responded to assist Redings Mill Fire on a large fast moving grass fire in Newton County that threatened several structures and vehicles. The fire was contained to approximately 8 acres through the efforts of several agencies. This incident serves as a good reminder of how quickly a fire can get out of control this time of year with dry conditions and strong win...More >>
  • Shooting Investigation - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    Shooting Investigation - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    Shooting Investigation - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 7:34 PM EST2017-11-29 00:34:15 GMT
    On 11/24/2017, shortly before 5pm, the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to Redings Mill in reference to someone shooting a gun in the area. While there trying to locate where the shots were coming from a report came in that an individual had been shot. A 28 year old identified as Ronald Hicks from Joplin reported that he had been shot in the upper leg while he was on a walking trail. Hicks was taken to Mercy Hospital where he was treated and released. Deputies located 3 indiv...More >>
    On 11/24/2017, shortly before 5pm, the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to Redings Mill in reference to someone shooting a gun in the area. While there trying to locate where the shots were coming from a report came in that an individual had been shot. A 28 year old identified as Ronald Hicks from Joplin reported that he had been shot in the upper leg while he was on a walking trail. Hicks was taken to Mercy Hospital where he was treated and released. Deputies located 3 indiv...More >>
  • MDNR Public Meeting Notice for Jasper and Newton Counties

    MDNR Public Meeting Notice for Jasper and Newton Counties

    MDNR Public Meeting Notice for Jasper and Newton Counties

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-11-29 00:30:42 GMT
    MDNR & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a public meeting to share the status of ongoing restoration of mined land around the region, and plans for future restoration projects in Jasper County. Department staff will be introducing a proposed amendment to the Springfield Plateau Regional Restoration Plan. The proposed amendment describes and alternative process for selecting restoration projects on formerly contaminated mine lands. When: Dec. 11, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. Where: B...More >>
    MDNR & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a public meeting to share the status of ongoing restoration of mined land around the region, and plans for future restoration projects in Jasper County. Department staff will be introducing a proposed amendment to the Springfield Plateau Regional Restoration Plan. The proposed amendment describes and alternative process for selecting restoration projects on formerly contaminated mine lands. When: Dec. 11, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. Where: B...More >>
  • Jasper County Sheriff's Office team competes in Kansas

    Jasper County Sheriff's Office team competes in Kansas

    Jasper County Sheriff's Office team competes in Kansas

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 7:25 PM EST2017-11-29 00:25:53 GMT
    On Saturday night (11/25/2017) the Jasper County Sheriff's Office Pistol shooting team competed in a night shoot event in Kansas. Congratulations to Cpl. Mark Neidert and Sheriff Randee Kaiser for winning 2nd and 3rd place in the weapon mounted, law enforcement division.More >>
    On Saturday night (11/25/2017) the Jasper County Sheriff's Office Pistol shooting team competed in a night shoot event in Kansas. Congratulations to Cpl. Mark Neidert and Sheriff Randee Kaiser for winning 2nd and 3rd place in the weapon mounted, law enforcement division.More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/28/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/28/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/28/2017

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 7:21 PM EST2017-11-29 00:21:27 GMT
    Yesterday at 1:05pm our officers responded to an address in the southwest part of the city for a domestic assault. They met the female victim away from the residence and she reported that she was choked and assaulted by the suspect, who is her boyfriend. Officer approached the house and saw the male suspect run into the house. It was determined that he and another male were hiding in the attic. Officers were able to talk them down and arrested both. The first for domestic assault and ...More >>
    Yesterday at 1:05pm our officers responded to an address in the southwest part of the city for a domestic assault. They met the female victim away from the residence and she reported that she was choked and assaulted by the suspect, who is her boyfriend. Officer approached the house and saw the male suspect run into the house. It was determined that he and another male were hiding in the attic. Officers were able to talk them down and arrested both. The first for domestic assault and ...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/27/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/27/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/27/2017

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 7:19 PM EST2017-11-29 00:19:49 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Last night at 10:35pm one of our officers was southbound on Schifferdecker and passed a car that was headed northbound. The officer noticed it had a temporary tag on the rear with no license plate light. He turned around to further check on the temp tag, and the car quickly turned east onto 3rd without using a turn signal. The officer activated his lights to stop the car. The three occupants looked back at the driver, but the car continued driving. The vehicle then...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Last night at 10:35pm one of our officers was southbound on Schifferdecker and passed a car that was headed northbound. The officer noticed it had a temporary tag on the rear with no license plate light. He turned around to further check on the temp tag, and the car quickly turned east onto 3rd without using a turn signal. The officer activated his lights to stop the car. The three occupants looked back at the driver, but the car continued driving. The vehicle then...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/24/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/24/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/24/2017

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 7:17 PM EST2017-11-29 00:17:58 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Today, in broad daylight, at Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Maiden Lane a male was witnessed breaking into a vehicle by shattering a window and then stealing a purse. He fled on foot as witnesses attempted to follow. Officers located him a short distance away. The property was returned to the victim and the suspect was arrested on felony charges. We always remind people not to leave valuables in their cars, this is a rare example of the victim getting their proper...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Today, in broad daylight, at Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Maiden Lane a male was witnessed breaking into a vehicle by shattering a window and then stealing a purse. He fled on foot as witnesses attempted to follow. Officers located him a short distance away. The property was returned to the victim and the suspect was arrested on felony charges. We always remind people not to leave valuables in their cars, this is a rare example of the victim getting their proper...More >>
  • Pittsburg Parks & Recreation to host Holiday Craft Fair & Santa’s Workshop

    Pittsburg Parks & Recreation to host Holiday Craft Fair & Santa’s Workshop

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 6:32 PM EST2017-11-28 23:32:58 GMT

    Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department will host their 9th Annual Holiday Craft Fair & Santa’s Workshop this Saturday, December 2, in the lower level of Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center, 503 N. Pine St., Pittsburg. The Holiday Craft Fair, which runs from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, features a variety of holiday vendors selling artisan and handmade crafts. This craft fair provides a one-stop-shop for those needing one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for family and frie...

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    Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department will host their 9th Annual Holiday Craft Fair & Santa’s Workshop this Saturday, December 2, in the lower level of Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center, 503 N. Pine St., Pittsburg. The Holiday Craft Fair, which runs from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, features a variety of holiday vendors selling artisan and handmade crafts. This craft fair provides a one-stop-shop for those needing one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for family and frie...

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  • Missouri gets REAL ID Extension

    Missouri gets REAL ID Extension

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 7:42 PM EST2017-11-29 00:42:29 GMT

            People with Missouri-issued driver licenses and identification cards will be able to use them for federal ID purposes most of next year.         The Department of Homeland Security has granted Missouri an extension through Oct. 10, 2018, to satisfy requirements of the REAL ID Act and its regulations.      During this extension, federal agencies may accept Missouri-issued driver licenses and identif...

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            People with Missouri-issued driver licenses and identification cards will be able to use them for federal ID purposes most of next year.         The Department of Homeland Security has granted Missouri an extension through Oct. 10, 2018, to satisfy requirements of the REAL ID Act and its regulations.      During this extension, federal agencies may accept Missouri-issued driver licenses and identif...

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  • Construction Delays May Push Opening of Business 60 Bridge Near Monett into 2018

    Construction Delays May Push Opening of Business 60 Bridge Near Monett into 2018

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 5:08 PM EST2017-11-28 22:08:31 GMT
    Progress continues on a project to replace the Business 60 railroad bridge east of Monett but construction delays may push the opening of the new bridge into 2018, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. The original date for completion of the bridge and the reopening of Business Route 60 is December 29. The contractor and MoDOT are working diligently to make that deadline, but construction delays may cause the completion date to move to January 2018. Winter weather could fu...More >>
    Progress continues on a project to replace the Business 60 railroad bridge east of Monett but construction delays may push the opening of the new bridge into 2018, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. The original date for completion of the bridge and the reopening of Business Route 60 is December 29. The contractor and MoDOT are working diligently to make that deadline, but construction delays may cause the completion date to move to January 2018. Winter weather could fu...More >>
  • Joplin Man Sues Governor In Board of Education Dispute

    Joplin Man Sues Governor In Board of Education Dispute

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 4:27 PM EST2017-11-28 21:27:35 GMT
         A Joplin man who was appointed to the Missouri Board of Education and then blocked from voting on the fate of the state education commissioner is suing Governor Eric Greitens.     John Sumners publicly alleged in mid-November that the governor's staff pressured him to vote to during a board meeting Nov. 21 to replace education Commissioner Margie Vandeven.     Less than a day before that meeting, Greitens tried to rescind Sumners' nomi...More >>
         A Joplin man who was appointed to the Missouri Board of Education and then blocked from voting on the fate of the state education commissioner is suing Governor Eric Greitens.     John Sumners publicly alleged in mid-November that the governor's staff pressured him to vote to during a board meeting Nov. 21 to replace education Commissioner Margie Vandeven.     Less than a day before that meeting, Greitens tried to rescind Sumners' nomi...More >>
  • Former Oklahoma Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    Former Oklahoma Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 3:41 PM EST2017-11-28 20:41:36 GMT
        A former correctional officer at a private prison for federal inmates in Oklahoma could be sentenced to prison himself.     Charles Daniel Lynn of El Reno Oklahoma admits he accepted a bribe and conspired to commit wire fraud.     U.S. Attorney Mark Yancey says the 34-year-old suspect entered guilty pleas Monday in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City.     Lynn was a correctional officer at the Great Plains Correctional F...More >>
        A former correctional officer at a private prison for federal inmates in Oklahoma could be sentenced to prison himself.     Charles Daniel Lynn of El Reno Oklahoma admits he accepted a bribe and conspired to commit wire fraud.     U.S. Attorney Mark Yancey says the 34-year-old suspect entered guilty pleas Monday in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City.     Lynn was a correctional officer at the Great Plains Correctional F...More >>
  • Mainstage at the Colonial Fox Theater

    Mainstage at the Colonial Fox Theater

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 2:04 PM EST2017-11-28 19:04:57 GMT
    KOAM's Michael Hayslip previews this weekend's mainstage performance at Pittsburg's Colonial Fox Theater.  Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys will perform this Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7pm.  If you'd like to see the latest renovations and learn more about the historic theater click here.More >>
    KOAM's Michael Hayslip previews this weekend's mainstage performance at Pittsburg's Colonial Fox Theater.  Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys will perform this Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7pm.  If you'd like to see the latest renovations and learn more about the historic theater click here.More >>
  • Lawsuit Seeks Tar Creek Audit Results

    Lawsuit Seeks Tar Creek Audit Results

    Monday, November 27 2017 11:40 PM EST2017-11-28 04:40:47 GMT
        A nonprofit public watchdog is suing Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter for refusing to release a special audit into criminal allegations connected to the state's effort to clean up heavily polluted communities in the Tar Creek area of northwest Oklahoma.                Lead pollution there has long been blamed on waste left by mining operations decades ago.      Washington, D.C.-based Campaign for Accou...More >>
        A nonprofit public watchdog is suing Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter for refusing to release a special audit into criminal allegations connected to the state's effort to clean up heavily polluted communities in the Tar Creek area of northwest Oklahoma.                Lead pollution there has long been blamed on waste left by mining operations decades ago.      Washington, D.C.-based Campaign for Accou...More >>
  • Kansas Engineers Hard At Work In Puerto Rico

    Kansas Engineers Hard At Work In Puerto Rico

    Monday, November 27 2017 5:27 PM EST2017-11-27 22:27:53 GMT
    Soldiers of the Kansas National Guard’s 242nd Engineer Company have kept busy over the past several weeks assisting authorities in Puerto Rico with recovery operations from Hurricane Maria. The unit’s first mission tasked 16 soldiers skilled in heavy hauling to support operations in Aguadilla on the western coast. Heavy rains during the hurricane caused water to overflow Guajataca Lake Dam and washed out the bottom of the earthen structure. Their mission, coordinated by t...More >>
    Soldiers of the Kansas National Guard’s 242nd Engineer Company have kept busy over the past several weeks assisting authorities in Puerto Rico with recovery operations from Hurricane Maria. The unit’s first mission tasked 16 soldiers skilled in heavy hauling to support operations in Aguadilla on the western coast. Heavy rains during the hurricane caused water to overflow Guajataca Lake Dam and washed out the bottom of the earthen structure. Their mission, coordinated by t...More >>
  • Kansas Church Loses Legal Battle Concerning Protests at Funerals

    Kansas Church Loses Legal Battle Concerning Protests at Funerals

    Monday, November 27 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-11-27 22:06:06 GMT
        A Kansas-based church has lost its legal battle to protest at funerals in Nebraska.     A Nebraska law enacted in 2006 prohibits protests near a cemetery, mortuary or church from one hour before the beginning of a funeral to two hours after.     Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church challenged the law but have lost in lower courts.     The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would not take up the cas...More >>
        A Kansas-based church has lost its legal battle to protest at funerals in Nebraska.     A Nebraska law enacted in 2006 prohibits protests near a cemetery, mortuary or church from one hour before the beginning of a funeral to two hours after.     Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church challenged the law but have lost in lower courts.     The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would not take up the cas...More >>
  • Convicted Oklahoma Murderer To Get Chance For Parole

    Convicted Oklahoma Murderer To Get Chance For Parole

    Monday, November 27 2017 4:39 PM EST2017-11-27 21:39:39 GMT
        An Oklahoma man is among the latest inmates to get a chance at parole despite receiving a life sentence.          The Supreme Court said Monday it won't get involved in the  case of Keighton Budder.     A federal appeals court had previously set aside Budder's sentence for violent crimes he committed as a juvenile.     Budder was convicted of rape and other charges and received three consecutive life s...More >>
        An Oklahoma man is among the latest inmates to get a chance at parole despite receiving a life sentence.          The Supreme Court said Monday it won't get involved in the  case of Keighton Budder.     A federal appeals court had previously set aside Budder's sentence for violent crimes he committed as a juvenile.     Budder was convicted of rape and other charges and received three consecutive life s...More >>
  • Senators ask that FEMA give full and fair consideration to city’s extension request following 2011 tornado

    Joplin Disaster Recovery Is Focus of McCaskill, Blunt Request

    Joplin Disaster Recovery Is Focus of McCaskill, Blunt Request

    Monday, November 27 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-11-27 21:36:23 GMT

    U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt are calling for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to give full consideration to Joplin’s request for an extension to the deadline for completing four projects as part of recovery efforts from the 2011 tornado that devastated the region. The projects will repair streets, sidewalks, catch basins, curbs and gutters. An extension allows Joplin to complete the projects as part of the city’s broader disaster recovery eff...

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    U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt are calling for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to give full consideration to Joplin’s request for an extension to the deadline for completing four projects as part of recovery efforts from the 2011 tornado that devastated the region. The projects will repair streets, sidewalks, catch basins, curbs and gutters. An extension allows Joplin to complete the projects as part of the city’s broader disaster recovery eff...

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  • President Trump to Visit Missouri This Week

    President Trump to Visit Missouri This Week

    Monday, November 27 2017 4:23 PM EST2017-11-27 21:23:11 GMT
          President Trump will visit Missouri as he promotes a federal tax proposal.     He'll be in St. Charles Missouri Near St.Louis for a speech Wednesday, his second visit to Missouri in three months.     The speech announced Monday comes as the president and other Republicans seek tax reform. The House passed a $1.5 trillion bill and Senate GOP leaders hope to push their bill through this week. The package blends a sharp reducti...More >>
          President Trump will visit Missouri as he promotes a federal tax proposal.     He'll be in St. Charles Missouri Near St.Louis for a speech Wednesday, his second visit to Missouri in three months.     The speech announced Monday comes as the president and other Republicans seek tax reform. The House passed a $1.5 trillion bill and Senate GOP leaders hope to push their bill through this week. The package blends a sharp reducti...More >>
  • Senator Cites Oklahoma and Kansas as Washington Considers Tax Plan

    Senator Cites Oklahoma and Kansas as Washington Considers Tax Plan

    Monday, November 27 2017 2:23 PM EST2017-11-27 19:23:53 GMT
        A Republican U-S Senator from Oklahoma is pointing to the experiences of Oklahoma and Kansas as federal lawmakers consider a new tax plan.      Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford says GOP leaders are working on a potential revenue "backstop" in case the party's tax cut legislation fails to produce hoped-for levels of growth and tax receipts.     Lankford said he and other Republicans are working on "just-in-case options" t...More >>
        A Republican U-S Senator from Oklahoma is pointing to the experiences of Oklahoma and Kansas as federal lawmakers consider a new tax plan.      Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford says GOP leaders are working on a potential revenue "backstop" in case the party's tax cut legislation fails to produce hoped-for levels of growth and tax receipts.     Lankford said he and other Republicans are working on "just-in-case options" t...More >>
  • Oswego Kansas Loses A Restaurant

    Oswego Kansas Loses A Restaurant

    Sunday, November 26 2017 8:27 PM EST2017-11-27 01:27:06 GMT
    The city of Oswego loses a popular fast food restaurant. The Sonic on the intersection of 6th St. and Commercial St. has closed its doors. The burger joint, which has location throughout the 4-states, held its last day of business in Oswego yesterday. Many town residents are sad to see it go, but some say this could be an opportunity for a local business to fill the void left by the chain. Owner of the Oswego Drug Store Steven Charles says, "Whenever you...More >>
    The city of Oswego loses a popular fast food restaurant. The Sonic on the intersection of 6th St. and Commercial St. has closed its doors. The burger joint, which has location throughout the 4-states, held its last day of business in Oswego yesterday. Many town residents are sad to see it go, but some say this could be an opportunity for a local business to fill the void left by the chain. Owner of the Oswego Drug Store Steven Charles says, "Whenever you...More >>
  • Webb City Promotes Small Business Saturday

    Webb City Promotes Small Business Saturday

    Saturday, November 25 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-11-26 02:04:51 GMT
    Small Business Saturday sales were present throughout the four-states including in Webb City. The Webb City Chamber of Commerce offered residents the chance to win gift cards for shopping local today. Store owners say that shopping at small businesses is not only a benefit for stores but for customers as well. Wig N' Out proprietor Crystal Vice says, "Customers are what keeps our doors open so it's really important to remember the smaller shops. And what we have to offer. Y...More >>
    Small Business Saturday sales were present throughout the four-states including in Webb City. The Webb City Chamber of Commerce offered residents the chance to win gift cards for shopping local today. Store owners say that shopping at small businesses is not only a benefit for stores but for customers as well. Wig N' Out proprietor Crystal Vice says, "Customers are what keeps our doors open so it's really important to remember the smaller shops. And what we have to offer. Y...More >>
  • The Lions Club Spaghetti Lunch

    The Lions Club Spaghetti Lunch

    Saturday, November 25 2017 7:59 PM EST2017-11-26 00:59:24 GMT
    The Lions Club of Pittsburg and the Wesley House teamed up to feed the community, as well as help them see and hear. People paid six dollars for a plate of spaghetti and sides with proceeds going towards helping more people in Pittsburg pay for hearing aids and glasses. There were also raffle tickets for sale for a bike with proceeds going towards stocking the food shelves at the Wesley House. The Lions Club Vice President explains how being able to see and hear properly could help...More >>
    The Lions Club of Pittsburg and the Wesley House teamed up to feed the community, as well as help them see and hear. People paid six dollars for a plate of spaghetti and sides with proceeds going towards helping more people in Pittsburg pay for hearing aids and glasses. There were also raffle tickets for sale for a bike with proceeds going towards stocking the food shelves at the Wesley House. The Lions Club Vice President explains how being able to see and hear properly could help...More >>
  • Police Investigate Attempted Arson In Pittsburg

    Police Investigate Attempted Arson In Pittsburg

    Friday, November 24 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-11-25 04:36:53 GMT
    Police are investigating an attempted aggravated arson in Pittsburg, Kansas involving a homemade fire bomb. The incident happened at a home on the 300 block of North Miles Street. According to police a suspect lit a Molotov cocktail threw it at the front of the home, however the fire reportedly went out before hitting the house. The house was not damaged.More >>
    Police are investigating an attempted aggravated arson in Pittsburg, Kansas involving a homemade fire bomb. The incident happened at a home on the 300 block of North Miles Street. According to police a suspect lit a Molotov cocktail threw it at the front of the home, however the fire reportedly went out before hitting the house. The house was not damaged.More >>
  • Oklahoma Soldiers Home for Thanksgiving

    Oklahoma Soldiers Home for Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:38 PM EST2017-11-24 03:38:01 GMT
    Roughly half of the estimated 500 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers who deployed to Ukraine returned home just in time for Thanksgiving.      Approximately 250 soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team arrived Wednesday in Broken Arrow where they were met by family and friends.      The remaining soldiers are expected to return before Christmas.      The soldiers helped train two battali...More >>
    Roughly half of the estimated 500 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers who deployed to Ukraine returned home just in time for Thanksgiving.      Approximately 250 soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team arrived Wednesday in Broken Arrow where they were met by family and friends.      The remaining soldiers are expected to return before Christmas.      The soldiers helped train two battali...More >>
  • Lords Diner Serves Thanksgiving Dinner

    Lords Diner Serves Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thursday, November 23 2017 8:30 PM EST2017-11-24 01:30:49 GMT
    The tables and tummies were full this evening in Pittsburg. The Lord's Diner held its first Thanksgiving day lunch and dinner making it an extra special holiday. The dinner included turkey, mashed potatoes, cobber and other traditional fixings. The nonprofit kitchen opened in January and is operated by and for the community, helping anyone who is disadvantaged and could use a meal. Thirty volunteers helped cook and serve dinner. The volunteer coordinator for the Lord's...More >>
    The tables and tummies were full this evening in Pittsburg. The Lord's Diner held its first Thanksgiving day lunch and dinner making it an extra special holiday. The dinner included turkey, mashed potatoes, cobber and other traditional fixings. The nonprofit kitchen opened in January and is operated by and for the community, helping anyone who is disadvantaged and could use a meal. Thirty volunteers helped cook and serve dinner. The volunteer coordinator for the Lord's...More >>
  • Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department Needs Your Input

    Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department Needs Your Input

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 3:32 PM EST2017-11-22 20:32:25 GMT
    The City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department has published an online recreation needs survey to gain public input into activities and programs. Developed by Pittsburg State University recreation students, the online survey will assist the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department establish priorities for the future development of recreation programs and services. The online survey is part of a research project for the Survey Research Techniques in Recreation class, offere...More >>
    The City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department has published an online recreation needs survey to gain public input into activities and programs. Developed by Pittsburg State University recreation students, the online survey will assist the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department establish priorities for the future development of recreation programs and services. The online survey is part of a research project for the Survey Research Techniques in Recreation class, offere...More >>
  • MSSU Student Dies From Injuries Sustained In St. Louis Crash, Other Students Injured in Accident Near St. Louis

    MSSU Student Dies From Injuries Sustained In St. Louis Crash, Other Students Injured in Accident Near St. Louis

    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:40 PM EST2017-11-24 04:40:18 GMT

    NEWS RELEASE FROM MSSU: Joplin, MO – Six students and a faculty member from Missouri Southern State University were among those injured in an eight-vehicle crash Tuesday evening near Hamel, Ill., approximately 30 miles from St. Louis. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, when a semitrailer traveling southbound on Interstate 55 struck seven vehicles traveling at highway speed. The driver and passenger of one ...

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    NEWS RELEASE FROM MSSU: Joplin, MO – Six students and a faculty member from Missouri Southern State University were among those injured in an eight-vehicle crash Tuesday evening near Hamel, Ill., approximately 30 miles from St. Louis. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, when a semitrailer traveling southbound on Interstate 55 struck seven vehicles traveling at highway speed. The driver and passenger of one ...

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  • Oklahoma's Governor Will Call for Another Special Session

    Oklahoma's Governor Will Call for Another Special Session

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:50 AM EST2017-11-22 05:50:58 GMT
        Oklahoma lawmakers will have to return to Oklahoma City to develop a plan for filling the state's budget plan, but it's not clear when.     Governor Mary Fallin will ask the Oklahoma Legislature to return for a special session to address the budget shortfalls that have jeopardized funding for state services.     Fallin spokesman Michael McNutt said the governor is working to pin down potential dates and define the parameters of her spec...More >>
        Oklahoma lawmakers will have to return to Oklahoma City to develop a plan for filling the state's budget plan, but it's not clear when.     Governor Mary Fallin will ask the Oklahoma Legislature to return for a special session to address the budget shortfalls that have jeopardized funding for state services.     Fallin spokesman Michael McNutt said the governor is working to pin down potential dates and define the parameters of her spec...More >>
  • Oklahoma Governor Bans State "Swag"

    Oklahoma Governor Bans State "Swag"

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:02 AM EST2017-11-22 06:02:07 GMT

       Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Tuesday issued three executive orders she said are part of an effort to make state government more efficient.     One order asks state agencies to stop spending state money on unnecessary promotional items, often called 'swag,' like coffee mugs, pins and stickers.     The other orders ask the governing boards of public schools and colleges and universities to develop plans by December 2018 to consolidate administ...

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       Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Tuesday issued three executive orders she said are part of an effort to make state government more efficient.     One order asks state agencies to stop spending state money on unnecessary promotional items, often called 'swag,' like coffee mugs, pins and stickers.     The other orders ask the governing boards of public schools and colleges and universities to develop plans by December 2018 to consolidate administ...

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  • The Missouri Green Party Reveals their Senate Candidate

    The Missouri Green Party Reveals their Senate Candidate

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:24 PM EST2017-11-22 03:24:25 GMT

    The "Green Party" in Missouri has a new state senate candidate. Conon Gillis announced that he will be running for the 32nd district state senate seat at a press conference in Joplin. The seat is currently held by senator Ron Richard.

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    The "Green Party" in Missouri has a new state senate candidate. Conon Gillis announced that he will be running for the 32nd district state senate seat at a press conference in Joplin. The seat is currently held by senator Ron Richard.

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  • Leaf Pick-up Starting - courtesy of the city of Joplin

    Leaf Pick-up Starting - courtesy of the city of Joplin

    Leaf Pick-up Starting - courtesy of the city of Joplin

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:33 PM EST2017-11-22 01:33:52 GMT
    Joplin residents - Mother Nature has been helping move your leaves around -- now if you get them to the curb, the City will pick them up for you! Be sure to check out the details to ensure you're not missed of this helpful service! http://www.joplinmo.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2334 Leaf Pick-Up Starts Monday, November 27, weather permitting!More >>
    Joplin residents - Mother Nature has been helping move your leaves around -- now if you get them to the curb, the City will pick them up for you! Be sure to check out the details to ensure you're not missed of this helpful service! http://www.joplinmo.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2334 Leaf Pick-Up Starts Monday, November 27, weather permitting!More >>
  • Turkey Fryer Safety Message - courtesy of the Pittsburg Fire Department

    Turkey Fryer Safety Message - courtesy of the Pittsburg Fire Department

    Turkey Fryer Safety Message - courtesy of the Pittsburg Fire Department

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:29 PM EST2017-11-22 01:29:01 GMT
    NFPA discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil. NFPA continues to believe that turkey fryers that use cooking oil, as currently designed, are not suitable for safe use by even a well-informed and careful consumer. These turkey fryers use a substantial quantity of cooking oil at high temperatures and units currently available for home use pose a significant danger that hot oil will be released at some point during the cooking process. I...More >>
    NFPA discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil. NFPA continues to believe that turkey fryers that use cooking oil, as currently designed, are not suitable for safe use by even a well-informed and careful consumer. These turkey fryers use a substantial quantity of cooking oil at high temperatures and units currently available for home use pose a significant danger that hot oil will be released at some point during the cooking process. I...More >>
  • Joplin Area Firefighters Christmas for Kids program

    Joplin Area Firefighters Christmas for Kids program

    Joplin Area Firefighters Christmas for Kids program

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:20 PM EST2017-11-22 01:20:27 GMT
    We are accepting applications for the Joplin Area Firefighters Christmas for Kids program. You can follow the link to fill out an application online or go by any of the 3 Mid-American Title Loans locations in Joplin. All applications must be submitted by December 15th at 4pm. Applicants that are accepted will be contacted by phone by December 16th. If you have questions please email us at ffchristmas4kids@iafflocal59.org. Toy and coat donations may be brought by any of the area Fire ...More >>
    We are accepting applications for the Joplin Area Firefighters Christmas for Kids program. You can follow the link to fill out an application online or go by any of the 3 Mid-American Title Loans locations in Joplin. All applications must be submitted by December 15th at 4pm. Applicants that are accepted will be contacted by phone by December 16th. If you have questions please email us at ffchristmas4kids@iafflocal59.org. Toy and coat donations may be brought by any of the area Fire ...More >>
  • Stolen Motorcycle Recovered - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (11/21/2017)

    Stolen Motorcycle Recovered - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (11/21/2017)

    Stolen Motorcycle Recovered - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (11/21/2017)

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:11 PM EST2017-11-22 01:11:56 GMT
    On 11/21/2017, Newton County deputies recovered a stolen motorcycle on Maple drive near Seneca Mo. That motorcycle was stolen out of Newton County. The investigation from that motorcycle led deputies to obtain a search warrant for 10988 West Highway 86, Seneca Mo. When that search warrant was served at noon more stolen property was located. A Dodge Charger stolen out of Carthage was located. Another motorcycle stolen out of Newton County was also recovered. A third stolen motorcycle ...More >>
    On 11/21/2017, Newton County deputies recovered a stolen motorcycle on Maple drive near Seneca Mo. That motorcycle was stolen out of Newton County. The investigation from that motorcycle led deputies to obtain a search warrant for 10988 West Highway 86, Seneca Mo. When that search warrant was served at noon more stolen property was located. A Dodge Charger stolen out of Carthage was located. Another motorcycle stolen out of Newton County was also recovered. A third stolen motorcycle ...More >>
  • Traffic Tip - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department

    Traffic Tip - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department

    Traffic Tip - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:08 PM EST2017-11-22 01:08:45 GMT
    Are you headed out later this week for the shopping rush? We have a few pointers to keep you safe on the busy roads: - Increase your following distance. A good rule of thumb is to leave one vehicle length for every 10 mph you travel between you and the car in front of you. If you are stopped in traffic, stop far enough back to see the bottom of the tires of the car in front of you. This way, if you get hit from behind, you are less likely to hit the car in front of you. - Use your t...More >>
    Are you headed out later this week for the shopping rush? We have a few pointers to keep you safe on the busy roads: - Increase your following distance. A good rule of thumb is to leave one vehicle length for every 10 mph you travel between you and the car in front of you. If you are stopped in traffic, stop far enough back to see the bottom of the tires of the car in front of you. This way, if you get hit from behind, you are less likely to hit the car in front of you. - Use your t...More >>
  • Funeral Home Presents Check To Local Charity

    Funeral Home Presents Check To Local Charity

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 7:24 PM EST2017-11-22 00:24:22 GMT
    A local business is doing its part to make the holidays a little easier for others. Clark Funeral Home in Neosho donated 43-hundred dollars to the Basket Brigade. The funeral home raised the money by selling special ornaments in honor of loved ones who've passed away. The Basket Brigade will use the funds to buy food for families in need. Food Basket Brigade member Terry Cook says, "The 30th year is like it gets bigger and better the only reason this happens is because of good p...More >>
    A local business is doing its part to make the holidays a little easier for others. Clark Funeral Home in Neosho donated 43-hundred dollars to the Basket Brigade. The funeral home raised the money by selling special ornaments in honor of loved ones who've passed away. The Basket Brigade will use the funds to buy food for families in need. Food Basket Brigade member Terry Cook says, "The 30th year is like it gets bigger and better the only reason this happens is because of good p...More >>
  • Neosho Man Arrested for Arson at Joplin's Econolodge

    Neosho Man Arrested for Arson at Joplin's Econolodge

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:39 AM EST2017-11-21 16:39:04 GMT
    Early morning fire leads to the arrest of a Neosho man.  According to the press release from Joplin Police and Fire Department crews responded to the Econolodge at 3510 S Range Line, Tuesday November 21, 2017 around 4:30a.m..  When a Joplin Police Officer arrived on scene he noticed smoke coming from 2nd floor on the north side of the building. The hotel staff reported a man renting the room was destroying the room and throwing things out the window.  The officer...More >>
    Early morning fire leads to the arrest of a Neosho man.  According to the press release from Joplin Police and Fire Department crews responded to the Econolodge at 3510 S Range Line, Tuesday November 21, 2017 around 4:30a.m..  When a Joplin Police Officer arrived on scene he noticed smoke coming from 2nd floor on the north side of the building. The hotel staff reported a man renting the room was destroying the room and throwing things out the window.  The officer...More >>
  • Zombie Shootout honorees - courtesy of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    Zombie Shootout honorees - courtesy of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    Zombie Shootout honorees - courtesy of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:01 PM EST2017-11-21 01:01:57 GMT
    On Halloween we had our first ever Zombie Shootout. To make that event happen we had to have people willing to play the Zombies. Those volunteers got shot with air soft pellets for over 5 hours. They wore protective clothing, but it still looked like they had gotten stung by a swarm of bees from the pellets. We wanted to do something to show them how much we appreciated their efforts. We presented each of them with a Jasper County Sheriff's Office challenge coin, and a certificate o...More >>
    On Halloween we had our first ever Zombie Shootout. To make that event happen we had to have people willing to play the Zombies. Those volunteers got shot with air soft pellets for over 5 hours. They wore protective clothing, but it still looked like they had gotten stung by a swarm of bees from the pellets. We wanted to do something to show them how much we appreciated their efforts. We presented each of them with a Jasper County Sheriff's Office challenge coin, and a certificate o...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/20/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/20/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/20/2017

    Monday, November 20 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-11-21 00:58:34 GMT
    Yesterday evening at 7:14pm one of our officers tried to stop a vehicle at 4th and McKinley. The vehicle, a Ford Tempo, was driving with no headlights and didn't use a turn signal. The officer thought the driver might be impaired. The vehicle also matched the description of a suspect vehicle in a robbery that had been reported to us. The vehicle refused to stop and began driving at high rates of speed, all over the road. Officers pursued the vehicle west to Schifferdecker, North to Be...More >>
    Yesterday evening at 7:14pm one of our officers tried to stop a vehicle at 4th and McKinley. The vehicle, a Ford Tempo, was driving with no headlights and didn't use a turn signal. The officer thought the driver might be impaired. The vehicle also matched the description of a suspect vehicle in a robbery that had been reported to us. The vehicle refused to stop and began driving at high rates of speed, all over the road. Officers pursued the vehicle west to Schifferdecker, North to Be...More >>
  • Wildcat Glades Community Forum - November 28th

    Wildcat Glades Community Forum - November 28th

    Monday, November 20 2017 5:58 PM EST2017-11-20 22:58:46 GMT
    The National Audubon Society has pulled their funding and support for Wildcat Glades Nature Center. At this point in time, we do not know what will happen to the Center or the services and educational programs that they provide. There is a group of local concerned citizens (including me) who are working to find ways to help the Nature Center continue on. One of the things we have done is create an online petition showing support for the Center and the programs it provides. The link f...More >>
    The National Audubon Society has pulled their funding and support for Wildcat Glades Nature Center. At this point in time, we do not know what will happen to the Center or the services and educational programs that they provide. There is a group of local concerned citizens (including me) who are working to find ways to help the Nature Center continue on. One of the things we have done is create an online petition showing support for the Center and the programs it provides. The link f...More >>
  • Settlement Reached in Nicodemus Lawsuit

    Settlement Reached in Nicodemus Lawsuit

    Settlement Reached in Nicodemus Lawsuit

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:33 AM EST2017-11-21 15:33:48 GMT
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    A settlement is reached in the lawsuit filed by the family of a Joplin student who was killed when a basketball goal fell on him. Spencer Nicodemus was a senior at Joplin High School when the basketball goal fell on him at Irving Elementary School on March 2, 2017. Nicodemus and another student were at the elementary school that morning mentoring younger students.   In August 2017, his parents filed a wrongful death suit against companies involved in the construction, s...

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    A settlement is reached in the lawsuit filed by the family of a Joplin student who was killed when a basketball goal fell on him. Spencer Nicodemus was a senior at Joplin High School when the basketball goal fell on him at Irving Elementary School on March 2, 2017. Nicodemus and another student were at the elementary school that morning mentoring younger students.   In August 2017, his parents filed a wrongful death suit against companies involved in the construction, s...

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  • PSU Campus musical offerings to ring in the holiday season for community

    PSU Campus musical offerings to ring in the holiday season for community

    Monday, December 11 2017 12:00 AM EST2017-12-11 05:00:29 GMT
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    From Tuba Grams to The Nutcracker, musical offerings planned over the next few weeks will add a holiday spirit to the campus and community.  "Music contributes in such a special way to our enjoyment and appreciation of the holiday season," said Susan Marchant, chair of the PSU Music Department. "Whether we focus on peace, hope, joy, festivity, or simply the beauty of wintertime, there are musical expressi...More >>
    From Tuba Grams to The Nutcracker, musical offerings planned over the next few weeks will add a holiday spirit to the campus and community.  "Music contributes in such a special way to our enjoyment and appreciation of the holiday season," said Susan Marchant, chair of the PSU Music Department. "Whether we focus on peace, hope, joy, festivity, or simply the beauty of wintertime, there are musical expressi...More >>
  • New Religious Community Helps People In Need

    New Religious Community Helps People In Need

    Sunday, November 19 2017 8:31 PM EST2017-11-20 01:31:32 GMT
    Over in Nevada, Missouri, a new religious community called Life Walk took to the streets to express their religious beliefs in the form of charity. They handed food, paper products, and other supplies to members of the community. Life Walk began earlier this year with an emphasis on community service and making people feel loved.  Life Walk member Marcy Fischer says, "I think that's the basic need. just the need to belong and the need to feel... the need to feel needed...More >>
    Over in Nevada, Missouri, a new religious community called Life Walk took to the streets to express their religious beliefs in the form of charity. They handed food, paper products, and other supplies to members of the community. Life Walk began earlier this year with an emphasis on community service and making people feel loved.  Life Walk member Marcy Fischer says, "I think that's the basic need. just the need to belong and the need to feel... the need to feel needed...More >>
  • Carl Junction Residents Protect Themselves From Identity Theft by Shredding Paper

    Carl Junction Residents Protect Themselves From Identity Theft by Shredding Paper

    Saturday, November 18 2017 5:15 PM EST2017-11-18 22:15:07 GMT
    Shred-A-Palooza is putting lots of paper in the proper place. The Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce brought a certified shredding company to the community today. With no limit on shredding, the truck filled once and had to be dumped before returning for more. Officials say its not just recycling but the best way to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud.   Chamber of Commerce member Gary Stubberfield says, "When you throw away credit card offerings you're ...More >>
    Shred-A-Palooza is putting lots of paper in the proper place. The Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce brought a certified shredding company to the community today. With no limit on shredding, the truck filled once and had to be dumped before returning for more. Officials say its not just recycling but the best way to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud.   Chamber of Commerce member Gary Stubberfield says, "When you throw away credit card offerings you're ...More >>
  • Cecil Floyd Craft Show Draws Vendors from Five States

    Cecil Floyd Craft Show Draws Vendors from Five States

    Saturday, November 18 2017 4:01 PM EST2017-11-18 21:01:59 GMT

    Sellers  from five states converged on a Joplin elementary school today. More than 100 vendors set up shop  at the 27th annual  Cecil Floyd elementary craft show. 

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    Sellers  from five states converged on a Joplin elementary school today. More than 100 vendors set up shop  at the 27th annual  Cecil Floyd elementary craft show. 

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  • Sights and Sounds of Nations Comes to Pitt State

    Sights and Sounds of Nations Comes to Pitt State

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:51 PM EST2017-11-18 18:51:36 GMT
    Tastes and Sounds of Nations was held at Grubbs Hall. The annual event is hosted by the International Student Association and seeks give the community of Pittsburg a glimpse into the music, food and culture from around the world. Several of the students said that studying in the United States is not only an educational opportunity for the international students, it's way for them to express their own cultural identity and give Americans a broader worldview.  International S...More >>
    Tastes and Sounds of Nations was held at Grubbs Hall. The annual event is hosted by the International Student Association and seeks give the community of Pittsburg a glimpse into the music, food and culture from around the world. Several of the students said that studying in the United States is not only an educational opportunity for the international students, it's way for them to express their own cultural identity and give Americans a broader worldview.  International S...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/17/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/17/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/17/2017

    Friday, November 17 2017 8:46 PM EST2017-11-18 01:46:16 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday evening at 5:55pm we were notified of a driver passed out behind the wheel at Great Southern Bank, 1710 East 32nd. Officers found the 38 year old Joplin male in said position. He was ultimately arrested for driving while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of about 2.6 grams of meth. The trend of impaired drivers this week is troubling, heading into the holiday season. Plan ahead and have a designated driver. Don't use or possess ...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday evening at 5:55pm we were notified of a driver passed out behind the wheel at Great Southern Bank, 1710 East 32nd. Officers found the 38 year old Joplin male in said position. He was ultimately arrested for driving while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of about 2.6 grams of meth. The trend of impaired drivers this week is troubling, heading into the holiday season. Plan ahead and have a designated driver. Don't use or possess ...More >>
  • Pittsburg State offers ‘Fan Bus’ to Gorilla bowl game in Texarkana

    Pittsburg State offers ‘Fan Bus’ to Gorilla bowl game in Texarkana

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:27 PM EST2017-11-17 17:27:19 GMT
    Pittsburg State University is reaching out to Gorilla football fans interested in reserving seats on a special “Gorilla Fan Bus” to watch Pittsburg State battle Arkansas Tech on Dec. 2 in the Agent Barry Live United Bowl in Texarkana, Ark. “Our alumni and fans are excited to watch the Gorillas play again this year,” said Jon Bartlow, director of Alumni and Constituent Relations. “Once the bowl invitation became official Wednesday, we began rece...More >>
    Pittsburg State University is reaching out to Gorilla football fans interested in reserving seats on a special “Gorilla Fan Bus” to watch Pittsburg State battle Arkansas Tech on Dec. 2 in the Agent Barry Live United Bowl in Texarkana, Ark. “Our alumni and fans are excited to watch the Gorillas play again this year,” said Jon Bartlow, director of Alumni and Constituent Relations. “Once the bowl invitation became official Wednesday, we began rece...More >>
  • NEO Repeats as Champion at AQHA World Show

    NEO Repeats as Champion at AQHA World Show

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:15 PM EST2017-11-17 17:15:43 GMT
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Horse Judging team closed out their season with the 2017 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Show Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contest, where they repeated as the Champion team. The contest was held on November 12, in conjunction with the AQHA World Show in Oklahoma City. NEO competed against other two-year colleges such as Blackhawk East Community College, Cloud Community College, and Ellsworth Community College. NEO field...More >>
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Horse Judging team closed out their season with the 2017 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Show Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contest, where they repeated as the Champion team. The contest was held on November 12, in conjunction with the AQHA World Show in Oklahoma City. NEO competed against other two-year colleges such as Blackhawk East Community College, Cloud Community College, and Ellsworth Community College. NEO field...More >>
  • Holiday Market Held In Joplin to Hep Kids

    Holiday Market Held In Joplin to Hep Kids

    Thursday, November 16 2017 10:00 PM EST2017-11-17 03:00:13 GMT
    Some folks in Joplin this evening didn't need to wait until after Thanksgiving to do some holiday shopping done, and they did it for charity. The Children's Miracle Market kicked off today with a variety of arts, crafts, and other gifts. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to help local kids. Freeman events specialist Deborah Oglesby says, "It's amazing. It's a lot of work to put it on, but it's always fun whenever we ope...More >>
    Some folks in Joplin this evening didn't need to wait until after Thanksgiving to do some holiday shopping done, and they did it for charity. The Children's Miracle Market kicked off today with a variety of arts, crafts, and other gifts. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to help local kids. Freeman events specialist Deborah Oglesby says, "It's amazing. It's a lot of work to put it on, but it's always fun whenever we ope...More >>
  • SCAM ALERT - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    SCAM ALERT - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    SCAM ALERT - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    Thursday, November 16 2017 7:24 PM EST2017-11-17 00:24:14 GMT
    SCAM ALERT We have received multiple calls from folks saying they got a call from "Lieutenant Graham" advising they have a warrant for their arrest. They may leave a message stating to call 417-456-3154, Ext. 2. The person then states to clear the warrant, all you have to do is purchase 2 cash cards from Casey's General Store. Do not fall for this scam. That is not our phone number. We do not have a Lt. Graham. Our office will never call to tell you have a warrant or ask...More >>
    SCAM ALERT We have received multiple calls from folks saying they got a call from "Lieutenant Graham" advising they have a warrant for their arrest. They may leave a message stating to call 417-456-3154, Ext. 2. The person then states to clear the warrant, all you have to do is purchase 2 cash cards from Casey's General Store. Do not fall for this scam. That is not our phone number. We do not have a Lt. Graham. Our office will never call to tell you have a warrant or ask...More >>
  • Law Enforcement Activity - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (11/16/2017)

    Law Enforcement Activity - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (11/16/2017)

    Law Enforcement Activity - courtesy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (11/16/2017)

    Thursday, November 16 2017 7:21 PM EST2017-11-17 00:21:41 GMT
    You may have seen some police activity around Highway 59, Wal-Mart, Highway 60 and Kum&Go earlier. McDonald County was in pursuit of a wanted suspect which came north into our county and we assisted them in the chase. The vehicle wrecked just north of the Kum&Go near Kodiak Road. A wanted suspect with a felony warrant ran from the vehicle but was later found hiding in a dog house. He is currently located in our jail now. Thank you to Neosho PD, MSHP and Neosho FD for their...More >>
    You may have seen some police activity around Highway 59, Wal-Mart, Highway 60 and Kum&Go earlier. McDonald County was in pursuit of a wanted suspect which came north into our county and we assisted them in the chase. The vehicle wrecked just north of the Kum&Go near Kodiak Road. A wanted suspect with a felony warrant ran from the vehicle but was later found hiding in a dog house. He is currently located in our jail now. Thank you to Neosho PD, MSHP and Neosho FD for their...More >>
  • Jasper County Sheriff's Office Looking For Warrant Officers

    Jasper County Sheriff's Office Looking For Warrant Officers

    Jasper County Sheriff's Office Looking For Warrant Officers

    Thursday, November 16 2017 7:11 PM EST2017-11-17 00:11:17 GMT
    WARRANTS OFFICER OPENING Selection Requirements • U.S. Citizen • 19 yrs of age • Meet vision standards • Meet hearing standards • Meet JCSO standards concerning tattoos • Have a valid Missouri Driver's License • High School diploma or equivalent • Be able to pass a thorough reference and background investigation, which may include a polygraph/voice stress exam. • A psychological evaluation • Tests administered may consist of...More >>
    WARRANTS OFFICER OPENING Selection Requirements • U.S. Citizen • 19 yrs of age • Meet vision standards • Meet hearing standards • Meet JCSO standards concerning tattoos • Have a valid Missouri Driver's License • High School diploma or equivalent • Be able to pass a thorough reference and background investigation, which may include a polygraph/voice stress exam. • A psychological evaluation • Tests administered may consist of...More >>
  • HOLIDAY SHOPPING TIPS - courtesy of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    HOLIDAY SHOPPING TIPS - courtesy of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    HOLIDAY SHOPPING TIPS - courtesy of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    Thursday, November 16 2017 7:09 PM EST2017-11-17 00:09:15 GMT
    Holiday shopping time is fast approaching, if not here already. This time of year, theft from vehicle incident always increase. Here are a few simple tips to make you vehicle less likely to be a target. LOCK YOU CAR. Don't make it easy for someone to just open the door, and go through your vehicle. DO NOT LEAVE VISIBLE ITEMS IN YOUR CAR. Don't leave your purse, gifts, packages, GPS, etc… visible to tempt someone. Lock them in the trunk, put them under the seats, etc… ...More >>
    Holiday shopping time is fast approaching, if not here already. This time of year, theft from vehicle incident always increase. Here are a few simple tips to make you vehicle less likely to be a target. LOCK YOU CAR. Don't make it easy for someone to just open the door, and go through your vehicle. DO NOT LEAVE VISIBLE ITEMS IN YOUR CAR. Don't leave your purse, gifts, packages, GPS, etc… visible to tempt someone. Lock them in the trunk, put them under the seats, etc… ...More >>
  • Joplin Utility Payment Alert

    Joplin Utility Payment Alert

    Joplin Utility Payment Alert

    Thursday, November 16 2017 7:06 PM EST2017-11-17 00:06:39 GMT
    A note from the city of Joplin regarding online utility payments - customers won't be able to make them for a brief period due to the city upgrading some computer software. The online payment option will be down from 2 o'clock Friday (11/17) until approximately 8 a.m. Monday (11/20) morning.More >>
    A note from the city of Joplin regarding online utility payments - customers won't be able to make them for a brief period due to the city upgrading some computer software. The online payment option will be down from 2 o'clock Friday (11/17) until approximately 8 a.m. Monday (11/20) morning.More >>
  • SCAM ALERT - courtesy of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    SCAM ALERT - courtesy of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    SCAM ALERT - courtesy of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

    Thursday, November 16 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-11-17 00:03:50 GMT
    SCAM ALERT We have had a few calls about someone calling claiming they represent a company and they are calling on behalf of Empire District Electric. They tell the customer they are behind on their payment, and need to collect payment to ensure they do not loose power. Here are some of the warning signs that Empire District Electric has on their web page to keep their customers from being victimized. RED FLAGS - End Contact and Report to Empire. • Requests for payment over t...More >>
    SCAM ALERT We have had a few calls about someone calling claiming they represent a company and they are calling on behalf of Empire District Electric. They tell the customer they are behind on their payment, and need to collect payment to ensure they do not loose power. Here are some of the warning signs that Empire District Electric has on their web page to keep their customers from being victimized. RED FLAGS - End Contact and Report to Empire. • Requests for payment over t...More >>
  • JPD Looking For Dispatchers

    JPD Looking For Dispatchers

    JPD Looking For Dispatchers

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:59 PM EST2017-11-16 23:59:53 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department is now accepting applications for 911 Emergency Dispatchers. Our Dispatchers are the first point of contact for our citizens and emergency responders. If you would like a career that's exciting, fast paced, and meaningful come join our team! • Pay starting at $14.07/HR • Excellent benefits. • Must pass background check. • Previous experience is preferred, but not necessary. Submit your application to the Human Resources Department ...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department is now accepting applications for 911 Emergency Dispatchers. Our Dispatchers are the first point of contact for our citizens and emergency responders. If you would like a career that's exciting, fast paced, and meaningful come join our team! • Pay starting at $14.07/HR • Excellent benefits. • Must pass background check. • Previous experience is preferred, but not necessary. Submit your application to the Human Resources Department ...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/14/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/14/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/14/2017

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:55 PM EST2017-11-16 23:55:49 GMT
    Incident Spotlight At 12:41am this morning one of our officers tried to stop a vehicle at 7th and Schifferdecker for expired plates. The vehicle slowly drove to 9th and Schifferdecker before stopping. The 36 year old female driver gave indications of being involved in criminal activity. The officer ended up finding a meth lab in the trunk of her car along with drug paraphernalia. She was arrested for felony creation of a controlled substance.More >>
    Incident Spotlight At 12:41am this morning one of our officers tried to stop a vehicle at 7th and Schifferdecker for expired plates. The vehicle slowly drove to 9th and Schifferdecker before stopping. The 36 year old female driver gave indications of being involved in criminal activity. The officer ended up finding a meth lab in the trunk of her car along with drug paraphernalia. She was arrested for felony creation of a controlled substance.More >>
  • Traffic Tip - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department

    Traffic Tip - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department

    Traffic Tip - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:54 PM EST2017-11-16 23:54:04 GMT
    With leaves falling and many people doing fall cleanup around their homes we would like to remind residents that is against the law to sweep or blow leaves, grass and other debris onto a street or sidewalk. Leaves and grass can clog the drainage system causing water to back up. It can also cause vehicles to lose traction or the ability to stop normally. It can cause a trip hazard for pedestrians and a danger to motorcyclists and bicyclists. It is the homeowners / occupant's responsib...More >>
    With leaves falling and many people doing fall cleanup around their homes we would like to remind residents that is against the law to sweep or blow leaves, grass and other debris onto a street or sidewalk. Leaves and grass can clog the drainage system causing water to back up. It can also cause vehicles to lose traction or the ability to stop normally. It can cause a trip hazard for pedestrians and a danger to motorcyclists and bicyclists. It is the homeowners / occupant's responsib...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/15/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/15/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 11/15/2017

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-11-16 23:51:55 GMT
    Incident Spotlight This morning at 2:43am our officers were dispatched to the area of 36th and Range Line around the hotels for an armed robbery. A male reported that his bicycle was stolen from him by another male at knife-point. Officer located the male a little later in the morning running south from the woods and arrested him on the Sam's Club Parking lot. The 35 year old male from Tucson is a transient who is now in custody for felony robbery.More >>
    Incident Spotlight This morning at 2:43am our officers were dispatched to the area of 36th and Range Line around the hotels for an armed robbery. A male reported that his bicycle was stolen from him by another male at knife-point. Officer located the male a little later in the morning running south from the woods and arrested him on the Sam's Club Parking lot. The 35 year old male from Tucson is a transient who is now in custody for felony robbery.More >>
  • Joplin Police Department remembers - posted 11/15/2017

    Joplin Police Department remembers - posted 11/15/2017

    Joplin Police Department remembers - posted 11/15/2017

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:49 PM EST2017-11-16 23:49:46 GMT
    Today We Remember Patrolman William Smith Joplin Police Department, Missouri End of Watch: Monday, November 15, 1909 Patrol Officer William Smith and another officer raided a house of prostitution. At this time in 1909, the department had made seventeen raids on houses of prostitution in Joplin. Officers Smith and Graney made two arrests in a raid at 802 Main Street and were escorting the women back to the station. As they walked one of the women's husband, William Schmulbach, r...More >>
    Today We Remember Patrolman William Smith Joplin Police Department, Missouri End of Watch: Monday, November 15, 1909 Patrol Officer William Smith and another officer raided a house of prostitution. At this time in 1909, the department had made seventeen raids on houses of prostitution in Joplin. Officers Smith and Graney made two arrests in a raid at 802 Main Street and were escorting the women back to the station. As they walked one of the women's husband, William Schmulbach, r...More >>
  • Incident Spotlight courtesy of the Joplin Police Department - posted 11/16/2017

    Incident Spotlight courtesy of the Joplin Police Department - posted 11/16/2017

    Incident Spotlight courtesy of the Joplin Police Department - posted 11/16/2017

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:46 PM EST2017-11-16 23:46:55 GMT
    Yesterday at 5:15pm we responded to a single vehicle rollover crash at Murphy Blvd and North Anderson. The male driver ran from the vehicle into the woods before returning to the vehicle and acting like he wasn't the driver. Luckily, witnesses positively identified him as the driver that fled. The 20 year old male driver from Webb City was arrested for DWI with a BAC of almost twice the legal limit along with minor in possession of alcohol. This morning at 1:17am our officers respond...More >>
    Yesterday at 5:15pm we responded to a single vehicle rollover crash at Murphy Blvd and North Anderson. The male driver ran from the vehicle into the woods before returning to the vehicle and acting like he wasn't the driver. Luckily, witnesses positively identified him as the driver that fled. The 20 year old male driver from Webb City was arrested for DWI with a BAC of almost twice the legal limit along with minor in possession of alcohol. This morning at 1:17am our officers respond...More >>
  • Did You Know - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department (11/16)

    Did You Know - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department (11/16)

    Did You Know - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department (11/16)

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-11-16 23:43:36 GMT
    We received a couple of calls about our officers chasing someone on foot at 20th and Highview, just west of Range Line a few minutes ago. One of our officers spotted a juvenile runaway, and went to make contact. The juvenile chose to...run away. Our officers were able to corral the juvenile.More >>
    We received a couple of calls about our officers chasing someone on foot at 20th and Highview, just west of Range Line a few minutes ago. One of our officers spotted a juvenile runaway, and went to make contact. The juvenile chose to...run away. Our officers were able to corral the juvenile.More >>
  • No Utility Payments In Joplin During Nov 17-19th

    No Utility Payments In Joplin During Nov 17-19th

    No Utility Payments In Joplin During Nov 17-19th

    Thursday, November 16 2017 5:11 PM EST2017-11-16 22:11:50 GMT

    The City of Joplin is alerting residents about utility payments.  The city of Joplin will not be accepting online utility bill payments due starting Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2 p.m..  The city is upgrading the computer software system.  Residents will be able to make payments starting Monday, Nov. 20th, 2017 at 8 a.m.. The city says this does affect online payments to the municipal court.  Other payment options are available for citizens including the dr...

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    The City of Joplin is alerting residents about utility payments.  The city of Joplin will not be accepting online utility bill payments due starting Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2 p.m..  The city is upgrading the computer software system.  Residents will be able to make payments starting Monday, Nov. 20th, 2017 at 8 a.m.. The city says this does affect online payments to the municipal court.  Other payment options are available for citizens including the dr...

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  • Westar Energy Demonstrates Electrical Safety at PSU

    Westar Energy Demonstrates Electrical Safety at PSU

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-11-16 03:30:40 GMT

    Safety was the focus of a demonstration at Pittsburg State University. Company linemen from Westar Energy spent time teaching technical and environmental students what could happen if they come in contact with a live power line.

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    Safety was the focus of a demonstration at Pittsburg State University. Company linemen from Westar Energy spent time teaching technical and environmental students what could happen if they come in contact with a live power line.

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  • Fatal Crash in Jasper County

    Fatal Crash in Jasper County

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-11-16 00:30:23 GMT
    A man loses his life in a one car crash in Jasper County. The crash happened Tuesday morning (11/14/17) one mile north of Carthage. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 73-year-old Vernon Howrey of Nevada was traveling on I-49 when he went off the side of the road and hit a small group of trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene.More >>
    A man loses his life in a one car crash in Jasper County. The crash happened Tuesday morning (11/14/17) one mile north of Carthage. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 73-year-old Vernon Howrey of Nevada was traveling on I-49 when he went off the side of the road and hit a small group of trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene.More >>
  • OK Financial Troubles

    OK Financial Troubles

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 5:57 PM EST2017-11-15 22:57:53 GMT

    There could be financial trouble ahead for the Oklahoma Department of Health.  Spokesman Tony Sellars says the agency doesn't have enough money to pay its employees beyond November.  Lawmakers are in the eighth week of a special legislative session to try to fill a $215 million dollar shortfall in the state's budget.  Among legislation being debated is a bill that would appropriate an emergency $30 million to the Health Department while cutting the budgets of othe...

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    There could be financial trouble ahead for the Oklahoma Department of Health.  Spokesman Tony Sellars says the agency doesn't have enough money to pay its employees beyond November.  Lawmakers are in the eighth week of a special legislative session to try to fill a $215 million dollar shortfall in the state's budget.  Among legislation being debated is a bill that would appropriate an emergency $30 million to the Health Department while cutting the budgets of othe...

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  • Democrats Pick Up Seat in Oklahoma Senate

    Democrats Pick Up Seat in Oklahoma Senate

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:53 PM EST2017-11-15 03:53:55 GMT
    It was a narrow victory for Democrats, but they added another win Tuesday in the deep-red Oklahoma Legislature.  The previously GOP-held House seat and two Senate seats on the ballot were all in mostly Republican districts around Oklahoma City and Tulsa.      But Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman eked out a win over Republican Brian O'Hara in Senate District 37, picking up the seat that represents parts of Sand Springs, Jenks and west Tulsa.The win continues Democrat...More >>
    It was a narrow victory for Democrats, but they added another win Tuesday in the deep-red Oklahoma Legislature.  The previously GOP-held House seat and two Senate seats on the ballot were all in mostly Republican districts around Oklahoma City and Tulsa.      But Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman eked out a win over Republican Brian O'Hara in Senate District 37, picking up the seat that represents parts of Sand Springs, Jenks and west Tulsa.The win continues Democrat...More >>
  • Southwest Missouri Teachers Are Honored At Regional Banquet

    Southwest Missouri Teachers Are Honored At Regional Banquet

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:15 PM EST2017-11-15 03:15:23 GMT
    400 educators from 41 different schools districts gathered at Missouri Southern for the annual celebration of schools. The Southwest Center for Educational Excellence recognized area educators for their innovations and accomplishments in their field. Something that teachers say is  a must for keeping up with a changing world. McDonald County R-1 School Assistant Superintendent Angie Brewer says, "We need to really be engaging them and giving them experiences and giving them...More >>
    400 educators from 41 different schools districts gathered at Missouri Southern for the annual celebration of schools. The Southwest Center for Educational Excellence recognized area educators for their innovations and accomplishments in their field. Something that teachers say is  a must for keeping up with a changing world. McDonald County R-1 School Assistant Superintendent Angie Brewer says, "We need to really be engaging them and giving them experiences and giving them...More >>
  • Opioids: OK Joins Other States

    Opioids: OK Joins Other States

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 8:26 PM EST2017-11-15 01:26:37 GMT
    Oklahoma's Attorney General joins Missouri and AG's from more than 40 states asking Congress to repeal a law they say is "a step backward" in attempts to prevent opioid addiction and overdose deaths. Attorneys general want the "Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act" repealed. The law went into effect in April of 2016. It requires the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to show cause before it denies, revokes or suspends a registration for a ...More >>
    Oklahoma's Attorney General joins Missouri and AG's from more than 40 states asking Congress to repeal a law they say is "a step backward" in attempts to prevent opioid addiction and overdose deaths. Attorneys general want the "Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act" repealed. The law went into effect in April of 2016. It requires the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to show cause before it denies, revokes or suspends a registration for a ...More >>
  • $140,000 Donation For Area CMN

    $140,000 Donation For Area CMN

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-11-15 00:58:24 GMT
        The Children's Miracle Network in Joplin Tuesday received a record donation to help sick and injured children.        Area Walmart and Sam's Club associates gave $140,000 to the local Children's Miracle Network hospital.      The money will be used to set up "Angel Eye" cameras in every Freeman Hospital neonatal intensive care unit so parents  can log on to a computer and see their babies at any time. ...More >>
        The Children's Miracle Network in Joplin Tuesday received a record donation to help sick and injured children.        Area Walmart and Sam's Club associates gave $140,000 to the local Children's Miracle Network hospital.      The money will be used to set up "Angel Eye" cameras in every Freeman Hospital neonatal intensive care unit so parents  can log on to a computer and see their babies at any time. ...More >>
  • KS Kids Removed due to Drug Abuse

    KS Kids Removed due to Drug Abuse

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 7:44 PM EST2017-11-15 00:44:23 GMT

    More children are being removed from homes with drug abuse in Kansas. The state Department for Children and Families reported that there's been a 42% increase over the past five years in the number of children removed from homes in which a parent is using drugs.

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    More children are being removed from homes with drug abuse in Kansas. The state Department for Children and Families reported that there's been a 42% increase over the past five years in the number of children removed from homes in which a parent is using drugs.

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  • 8th Graders Explore Career Possibilities at Crowder

    8th Graders Explore Career Possibilities at Crowder

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 6:34 PM EST2017-11-14 23:34:04 GMT
                     Eighth graders from McDonald County Missouri Tuesday got an introduction to some of the things they could learn from Crowder College in Neosho.           The day camp, held at Crowder College Technical Education Center, was a chance to see what programs the kids can enroll in once they get to high school.     The Education Center serves the five area high school...More >>
                     Eighth graders from McDonald County Missouri Tuesday got an introduction to some of the things they could learn from Crowder College in Neosho.           The day camp, held at Crowder College Technical Education Center, was a chance to see what programs the kids can enroll in once they get to high school.     The Education Center serves the five area high school...More >>
  • Trailer Backs Over Man in Fatal Accident

    Trailer Backs Over Man in Fatal Accident

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 4:48 PM EST2017-11-14 21:48:36 GMT
    A man stuck by a trailer backing into a driveway in Crawford County Kansas has died of his injuries.     It happened yesterday afternoon on K-7 about four miles south of Girard Kansas.     Investigators say 52-year-old Esther Leroy Rickey of Osage Beach, Missouri was guiding a driver as he backed a truck and trailer into a driveway.     Rickey was run-over and later died.  More >>
    A man stuck by a trailer backing into a driveway in Crawford County Kansas has died of his injuries.     It happened yesterday afternoon on K-7 about four miles south of Girard Kansas.     Investigators say 52-year-old Esther Leroy Rickey of Osage Beach, Missouri was guiding a driver as he backed a truck and trailer into a driveway.     Rickey was run-over and later died.  More >>
  • Local Donations Sought for Operation Christmas Child

    Local Donations Sought for Operation Christmas Child

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 1:52 PM EST2017-11-14 18:52:02 GMT

        A campaign to brighten Christmas for children around the world is looking for donations in the Joplin area.     It's called "Operation Christmas Child".  The Samaritan's Purse Project has set up drop-off locations at a number of sites -- including Forest Park Baptist Church at 725 S Highview Avenue.     Organizers are asking for shoebox gifts -- filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and more for kids in need.

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        A campaign to brighten Christmas for children around the world is looking for donations in the Joplin area.     It's called "Operation Christmas Child".  The Samaritan's Purse Project has set up drop-off locations at a number of sites -- including Forest Park Baptist Church at 725 S Highview Avenue.     Organizers are asking for shoebox gifts -- filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and more for kids in need.

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  • Pittsburg Town Hall Meeting Explores Road Needs

    Pittsburg Town Hall Meeting Explores Road Needs

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:39 PM EST2017-11-14 22:39:26 GMT

        Southeast Kansas roads were the topic of a town hall meeting at PSU's Overman Student Center in Pittsburg on Monday.     It was organized by Economic Lifelines -- a statewide coalition of community groups and organizations pushing for comprehensive transportation programs in Kansas.      Some participants said current funding isn't enough to adequately maintain existing roads. Organizers say they hope the meetings will help to insp...

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        Southeast Kansas roads were the topic of a town hall meeting at PSU's Overman Student Center in Pittsburg on Monday.     It was organized by Economic Lifelines -- a statewide coalition of community groups and organizations pushing for comprehensive transportation programs in Kansas.      Some participants said current funding isn't enough to adequately maintain existing roads. Organizers say they hope the meetings will help to insp...

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  • Joplin Recycling Center to Give Away Compost Bins

    Joplin Recycling Center to Give Away Compost Bins

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:43 AM EST2017-11-14 05:43:48 GMT
    "America Recycles Day" is Wednesday and to celebrate, "The Joplin Recycling Center" will give away 200 compost bins on Friday and Saturday.     "We like any excuse to get people into the recycling center," said Joplin recycling coordinator Mary Anne Phillips. "So some people don't even know we're here, and so when they hear, 'oh, compost bin' they'll be like oh, I'll go to the recycling center then.' so it just introduces us to new peo...More >>
    "America Recycles Day" is Wednesday and to celebrate, "The Joplin Recycling Center" will give away 200 compost bins on Friday and Saturday.     "We like any excuse to get people into the recycling center," said Joplin recycling coordinator Mary Anne Phillips. "So some people don't even know we're here, and so when they hear, 'oh, compost bin' they'll be like oh, I'll go to the recycling center then.' so it just introduces us to new peo...More >>
  • Results of Autopsy In Child Death Pending

    Results of Autopsy In Child Death Pending

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-11-15 23:50:05 GMT

        Authorities have released more details of the injuries to a Joplin child who died in a suspected abuse case.      On Friday, responded to Joplin's Mercy Hospital following a report of possible child abuse. Three-year-old  Jonathan Munoz-Bilbrey was unresponsive --suffering from a brain bleed, bruises on his forehead and thigh and a cut to his shoulder.  Medical staff had determined the injuries were consistent with child abuse.

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        Authorities have released more details of the injuries to a Joplin child who died in a suspected abuse case.      On Friday, responded to Joplin's Mercy Hospital following a report of possible child abuse. Three-year-old  Jonathan Munoz-Bilbrey was unresponsive --suffering from a brain bleed, bruises on his forehead and thigh and a cut to his shoulder.  Medical staff had determined the injuries were consistent with child abuse.

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  • Authorities Find Theft Suspect in Disabled Car

    Authorities Find Theft Suspect in Disabled Car

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:29 AM EST2017-11-14 05:29:49 GMT
            Some automotive technology has helped authorities arrest a southwest Missouri man suspected of stealing three vehicles in Crawford County Kansas.         Investigators found a stolen pickup at a Crawford County home where another truck had been stolen.     They then found the second truck at a home where a car had been stolen.     That car, a Chevy Malibu, was equipped with OnStar technology. ...More >>
            Some automotive technology has helped authorities arrest a southwest Missouri man suspected of stealing three vehicles in Crawford County Kansas.         Investigators found a stolen pickup at a Crawford County home where another truck had been stolen.     They then found the second truck at a home where a car had been stolen.     That car, a Chevy Malibu, was equipped with OnStar technology. ...More >>
  • Democrats Hope for Gains in Deep-Red Oklahoma

    Democrats Hope for Gains in Deep-Red Oklahoma

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:15 AM EST2017-11-14 05:15:06 GMT
        The extent of Oklahoma voter frustration over years of budget shortfalls and recent scandals will be tested Tuesday in special elections for three previously Republican-held state legislative seats.     Democrats have had some recent success in the deep red state, but Republicans have a 2-to-1 registration advantage in the suburban districts in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.        The seats open in Tuesday's election include one in...More >>
        The extent of Oklahoma voter frustration over years of budget shortfalls and recent scandals will be tested Tuesday in special elections for three previously Republican-held state legislative seats.     Democrats have had some recent success in the deep red state, but Republicans have a 2-to-1 registration advantage in the suburban districts in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.        The seats open in Tuesday's election include one in...More >>
  • Pierce City Homicide Investigation

    Pierce City Homicide Investigation

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 3:17 PM EST2017-11-14 20:17:40 GMT

    A homicide investigation is underway in Lawrence County, Missouri. According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a rural Pierce City home for a well being check around 10:00 this morning. That's when authorities found Sara Spears and her 10-year-old daughter Kaydee Moerer dead inside their home with apparent gun shot wounds. The Sheriff's office says it appears to be an isolated incident and they are investigating it as a homicide. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow (No...

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    A homicide investigation is underway in Lawrence County, Missouri. According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a rural Pierce City home for a well being check around 10:00 this morning. That's when authorities found Sara Spears and her 10-year-old daughter Kaydee Moerer dead inside their home with apparent gun shot wounds. The Sheriff's office says it appears to be an isolated incident and they are investigating it as a homicide. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow (No...

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  • Street Closure in Joplin - November 14 to November 21

    Street Closure in Joplin - November 14 to November 21

    Monday, November 13 2017 7:40 PM EST2017-11-14 00:40:57 GMT
    Sprouls Construction will begin installing gutter crossings in the intersection from the east side of Wall Ave to the west side of Pearl Ave. starting Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:00 a.m. until Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Drivers will need to use alternate routes and proceed with caution at intersections. The City appreciates your patience during these closures.More >>
    Sprouls Construction will begin installing gutter crossings in the intersection from the east side of Wall Ave to the west side of Pearl Ave. starting Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:00 a.m. until Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Drivers will need to use alternate routes and proceed with caution at intersections. The City appreciates your patience during these closures.More >>
  • Joplin City Council Election Petitions

    Joplin City Council Election Petitions

    Monday, November 13 2017 7:34 PM EST2017-11-14 00:34:00 GMT
    Nominating petitions for Joplin City Council seats are available starting Tuesday (Nov. 14th). The council will have five seats on the ballot, including three general seats and a seat in both Zone 1 and Zone 4. All seats are four year terms. Ryan Stanley, Miranda Lewis and Dan McCreary currently hold the general seats. Gary Shaw holds the Zone 1 seat and Mike Seibert holds the Zone 4 seat. Residents interested in running for a seat in April 2018 must be a qualified voter and have be...More >>
    Nominating petitions for Joplin City Council seats are available starting Tuesday (Nov. 14th). The council will have five seats on the ballot, including three general seats and a seat in both Zone 1 and Zone 4. All seats are four year terms. Ryan Stanley, Miranda Lewis and Dan McCreary currently hold the general seats. Gary Shaw holds the Zone 1 seat and Mike Seibert holds the Zone 4 seat. Residents interested in running for a seat in April 2018 must be a qualified voter and have be...More >>
  • Pitt State honors alumnus with induction into ROTC Hall of Fame

    Pitt State honors alumnus with induction into ROTC Hall of Fame

    Monday, November 13 2017 7:01 PM EST2017-11-14 00:01:12 GMT
    Lt. Col. Gary Hatfield, USA, RetiredLt. Col. Gary Hatfield, USA, Retired
    Pittsburg State University will honored the service of one of its proud alumni Saturday with the induction of Lt. Col. Gary Hatfield, USA, Retired, into its ROTC Hall of Fame. Hatfield, who was also a member of the 1957 and 1961 NAIA championship football teams, will become just the 37thgraduate to earn this distinction. “The Gorilla Battalion has an outstanding reputation for developing some of our nation’s best officers,” said Lt. Col. Kenneth Hutchison, PSU profe...More >>
    Pittsburg State University will honored the service of one of its proud alumni Saturday with the induction of Lt. Col. Gary Hatfield, USA, Retired, into its ROTC Hall of Fame. Hatfield, who was also a member of the 1957 and 1961 NAIA championship football teams, will become just the 37thgraduate to earn this distinction. “The Gorilla Battalion has an outstanding reputation for developing some of our nation’s best officers,” said Lt. Col. Kenneth Hutchison, PSU profe...More >>
  • Attractions help decorate holiday windows; Unveiling set for Monday, Nov. 27

    Attractions help decorate holiday windows; Unveiling set for Monday, Nov. 27

    Monday, November 13 2017 6:53 PM EST2017-11-13 23:53:03 GMT
    In the spirit of the holiday season, the windows of a downtown historic structure will again be decorated for all to enjoy. The public is invited to share in the excitement during the annual unveiling when the curtains are pulled back of the large windows of City Hall, 602 South Main. The opening takes place at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 27, with holiday refreshments available during the event. Window decorating has been a tradition for this building since 19...More >>
    In the spirit of the holiday season, the windows of a downtown historic structure will again be decorated for all to enjoy. The public is invited to share in the excitement during the annual unveiling when the curtains are pulled back of the large windows of City Hall, 602 South Main. The opening takes place at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 27, with holiday refreshments available during the event. Window decorating has been a tradition for this building since 19...More >>
  • Newton County Sheriff's Vehicle Stolen By Suspect

    Newton County Sheriff's Vehicle Stolen By Suspect

    Monday, November 13 2017 5:50 PM EST2017-11-13 22:50:35 GMT

    A man is custody after stealing a Newton County Sheriff's vehicle then rolling the car near Neosho High School.  According to the media release this morning around 11:25 A.M. Newton County Deputies were serving a court order eviction Iris Road north of Neosho.  The man involved in the eviction became combative and assaulted Deputies.  The man was handcuffed and placed into to patrol car.  The suspect was able to move the handcuffs in front of him.  He sl...

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    A man is custody after stealing a Newton County Sheriff's vehicle then rolling the car near Neosho High School.  According to the media release this morning around 11:25 A.M. Newton County Deputies were serving a court order eviction Iris Road north of Neosho.  The man involved in the eviction became combative and assaulted Deputies.  The man was handcuffed and placed into to patrol car.  The suspect was able to move the handcuffs in front of him.  He sl...

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  • High School Basket Ball Team Serves Thanksgiving Dinner to Nursing Home Residents

    Sunday, November 12 2017 6:32 PM EST2017-11-12 23:32:13 GMT
    Thanksgiving came early for residents of the Granby House nursing home. The Diamond High School Basketball Team spent their afternoon serving a Thanksgiving dinner to the residents. Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and other food items were featured at the dinner. The seniors often support the team by going to their games and this is a way for the team return that support. High school senior Hunter Renfro says, "I feel that they've given a lot to us, coming to our ...More >>
    Thanksgiving came early for residents of the Granby House nursing home. The Diamond High School Basketball Team spent their afternoon serving a Thanksgiving dinner to the residents. Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and other food items were featured at the dinner. The seniors often support the team by going to their games and this is a way for the team return that support. High school senior Hunter Renfro says, "I feel that they've given a lot to us, coming to our ...More >>
  • Veterans Help Other Veterans With an Off-Road Poker Run

    Veterans Help Other Veterans With an Off-Road Poker Run

    Saturday, November 11 2017 7:47 PM EST2017-11-12 00:47:00 GMT
    Vets helping other vets. That was the focus of today's poker run fundraiser held at Rush Springs Ranch. The Missouri Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (C.V.M.A.) hosted the first ever crawling for vets off-road poker run. All money raised in the event will go directly to local veterans in need, helping pay for utilities, housing, counseling, and other services. C.V.M.A members says it's their duty to help out their fellow veterans. The detachment commander for the Missouri ...More >>
    Vets helping other vets. That was the focus of today's poker run fundraiser held at Rush Springs Ranch. The Missouri Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (C.V.M.A.) hosted the first ever crawling for vets off-road poker run. All money raised in the event will go directly to local veterans in need, helping pay for utilities, housing, counseling, and other services. C.V.M.A members says it's their duty to help out their fellow veterans. The detachment commander for the Missouri ...More >>
  • Joplin Area Veteran Receives Habitat Home

    Joplin Area Veteran Receives Habitat Home

    Saturday, November 11 2017 12:23 AM EST2017-11-11 05:23:47 GMT
        After a little over five months of construction, a local veteran got the keys to his new home just in time for Veterans Day.     The Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity commemorated the completion of the project with a ribbon-cutting Friday.     The house was built for U.S. Army veteran Ronald King, who served in Germany from 19-65 to 1967.     After his military service, King became a police officer and eventually the Webb ...More >>
        After a little over five months of construction, a local veteran got the keys to his new home just in time for Veterans Day.     The Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity commemorated the completion of the project with a ribbon-cutting Friday.     The house was built for U.S. Army veteran Ronald King, who served in Germany from 19-65 to 1967.     After his military service, King became a police officer and eventually the Webb ...More >>
  • Plea Deal Reached in $47,000 Joplin Theft Case

    Plea Deal Reached in $47,000 Joplin Theft Case

    Friday, November 10 2017 10:48 PM EST2017-11-11 03:48:41 GMT
        A Joplin woman accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her employer won't have to go to jail for her crimes after taking a plea deal in a Jasper County court.      Alissa Gossard was accused of taking $47,800 from her employer at Joplin Waste Paper.      She was originally charged with receiving stolen property, three counts of forgery and stealing.       Gossard plead guilty to receiving stol...More >>
        A Joplin woman accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her employer won't have to go to jail for her crimes after taking a plea deal in a Jasper County court.      Alissa Gossard was accused of taking $47,800 from her employer at Joplin Waste Paper.      She was originally charged with receiving stolen property, three counts of forgery and stealing.       Gossard plead guilty to receiving stol...More >>
  • Habitat For Humanity Finishes Veteran's Home

    Habitat For Humanity Finishes Veteran's Home

    Friday, November 10 2017 7:54 PM EST2017-11-11 00:54:04 GMT
    After a little over five months of construction, a local veteran can now live in his new home. The Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity commemorated the completion of the project with a ribbon-cutting. The house was built for Ronald King, a veteran of the US army who served in Germany between 19-65 and 19-67. After his military service he was a police officer and eventually the Webb City fire chief. Now retired, King says he's grateful for all the support he's received. King sa...More >>
    After a little over five months of construction, a local veteran can now live in his new home. The Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity commemorated the completion of the project with a ribbon-cutting. The house was built for Ronald King, a veteran of the US army who served in Germany between 19-65 and 19-67. After his military service he was a police officer and eventually the Webb City fire chief. Now retired, King says he's grateful for all the support he's received. King sa...More >>
  • Newly Crowned Miss Indian Plans to Help Native American Youth

    Newly Crowned Miss Indian Plans to Help Native American Youth

    Thursday, November 9 2017 10:34 PM EST2017-11-10 03:34:57 GMT
    This year's Miss Indian was crowned today at N.E.O. People came out to the Commons Hall Auditorium to witness the crowning of Ravyn Whitebird. She represented the tribes of Quapaw, Comanche, Choctaw, Eastern Shawnee, and Blackfoot. The new Miss Indian plans on using her platform to further the education of Native American children. Reavyn Whitebird says, "I'm going to try and represent N.E.O. to the best of my abilities, and I'm going to try to engage the Native A...More >>
    This year's Miss Indian was crowned today at N.E.O. People came out to the Commons Hall Auditorium to witness the crowning of Ravyn Whitebird. She represented the tribes of Quapaw, Comanche, Choctaw, Eastern Shawnee, and Blackfoot. The new Miss Indian plans on using her platform to further the education of Native American children. Reavyn Whitebird says, "I'm going to try and represent N.E.O. to the best of my abilities, and I'm going to try to engage the Native A...More >>
  • Pedestrian Hit and Killed By Vehicle

    Pedestrian Hit and Killed By Vehicle

    Thursday, November 9 2017 1:21 PM EST2017-11-09 18:21:03 GMT

    A Goodman, MO woman is killed after she is hit by a truck on MO Hwy 59.  According to Missouri Highway Patrol crash report the accident happened Wednesday 11/8/17 at 6:15 P.M. on Hwy 59 at Roy Hill Blvd in Goodman, McDonald County, Missouri.  A 44 year old male from Goodman was driving a 1985 Ford F-150 southbound.  According to the report 66 year old Dompelihna Capelle was attempting to cross the road and was hit by the truck.  Capelle was pronounced dead at the...

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    A Goodman, MO woman is killed after she is hit by a truck on MO Hwy 59.  According to Missouri Highway Patrol crash report the accident happened Wednesday 11/8/17 at 6:15 P.M. on Hwy 59 at Roy Hill Blvd in Goodman, McDonald County, Missouri.  A 44 year old male from Goodman was driving a 1985 Ford F-150 southbound.  According to the report 66 year old Dompelihna Capelle was attempting to cross the road and was hit by the truck.  Capelle was pronounced dead at the...

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  • Percy Katz Gets A Fond Farewell

    Percy Katz Gets A Fond Farewell

    Thursday, November 9 2017 12:19 AM EST2017-11-09 05:19:02 GMT
        A Joplin celebrity of the feline variety was laid to rest Thursday.     Percy Katz had been the official cat-in-residence for the better part of a generation at the Joplin Museum Complex, before his death on Friday.     The Russian Blue cat became a fixture at the museum after he took refuge there on a cold winter night in 1999.     In the more than 18 years since, Percy had greeted thousands of museum visitors....More >>
        A Joplin celebrity of the feline variety was laid to rest Thursday.     Percy Katz had been the official cat-in-residence for the better part of a generation at the Joplin Museum Complex, before his death on Friday.     The Russian Blue cat became a fixture at the museum after he took refuge there on a cold winter night in 1999.     In the more than 18 years since, Percy had greeted thousands of museum visitors....More >>
  • Oklahoma Budget Bill Fails in the House

    Oklahoma Budget Bill Fails in the House

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 10:50 PM EST2017-11-09 03:50:59 GMT
        Another day passed without an agreement in Oklahoma City Wednesday, as once again a plan to plug a hole in the state budget failed to get the votes needed for passage.       A proposal to hike taxes on tobacco, alcohol, fuel and energy production fell five votes short in the House amid bipartisan opposition. The full House voted 71-27 on Wednesday.      Among other things, the bill would have generated about $450 million annua...More >>
        Another day passed without an agreement in Oklahoma City Wednesday, as once again a plan to plug a hole in the state budget failed to get the votes needed for passage.       A proposal to hike taxes on tobacco, alcohol, fuel and energy production fell five votes short in the House amid bipartisan opposition. The full House voted 71-27 on Wednesday.      Among other things, the bill would have generated about $450 million annua...More >>
  • Oklahoma Investigation of Fatal Fire After Taser Deployed

    Oklahoma Investigation of Fatal Fire After Taser Deployed

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 7:55 PM EST2017-11-09 00:55:46 GMT
        Oklahoma authorities are investigating the death of a man who was hit by an officer's Taser and caught fire after allegedly dousing himself with gasoline and taking out a lighter.     McClain County Sheriff Don Hewett says that Norman police requested a welfare check Tuesday on a man who'd made comments about suicide.         Authorities say found the man about 2 miles northwest of Lindsay sitting inside a van with a cont...More >>
        Oklahoma authorities are investigating the death of a man who was hit by an officer's Taser and caught fire after allegedly dousing himself with gasoline and taking out a lighter.     McClain County Sheriff Don Hewett says that Norman police requested a welfare check Tuesday on a man who'd made comments about suicide.         Authorities say found the man about 2 miles northwest of Lindsay sitting inside a van with a cont...More >>
  • Webb City Police Search for Suspect

    Webb City Police Search for Suspect

    Webb City Police Search for Suspect

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 7:54 PM EST2017-11-09 00:54:24 GMT

    Webb City police are looking for Paul J. Storms, Jr. who led police on a chase and is wanted on several warrants. Police say they tried to stop the 46-year-old Carterville resident but he fled north on MO-171 into Kansas. The Kansas State Highway Patrol and Cherokee County Sheriff's Office assisted. Authorities say at the intersection of US-400 and SE Wyandotte Road, Storms left the roadway, ran out of gas and fled on foot. Storms is wanted on felony warrants: Probation violation fo...

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    Webb City police are looking for Paul J. Storms, Jr. who led police on a chase and is wanted on several warrants. Police say they tried to stop the 46-year-old Carterville resident but he fled north on MO-171 into Kansas. The Kansas State Highway Patrol and Cherokee County Sheriff's Office assisted. Authorities say at the intersection of US-400 and SE Wyandotte Road, Storms left the roadway, ran out of gas and fled on foot. Storms is wanted on felony warrants: Probation violation fo...

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  • Fired Kansas Official Ends Bid for 2nd Congressional Seat

    Fired Kansas Official Ends Bid for 2nd Congressional Seat

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-11-08 21:36:53 GMT
    Former Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave has ended his bid for the GOP nomination in the 2nd Congressional District of eastern Kansas.     The announcement comes days after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's office confirmed Soave was fired partly over questions about state contracts.     Soave posted a statement Tuesday on his campaign's Facebook page citing family reasons for ending his campaign.     Brownback's office said Friday that...More >>
    Former Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave has ended his bid for the GOP nomination in the 2nd Congressional District of eastern Kansas.     The announcement comes days after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's office confirmed Soave was fired partly over questions about state contracts.     Soave posted a statement Tuesday on his campaign's Facebook page citing family reasons for ending his campaign.     Brownback's office said Friday that...More >>
  • Pet Vet Offers Fun Fact About Squirrels

    Pet Vet Offers Fun Fact About Squirrels

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 4:26 PM EST2017-11-08 21:26:04 GMT
    There's a good chance they're in your neighborhood right now gathering food for the winter. If you watch closely you might notice something that's pretty unusual in the animal kingdom.     "Squirrels have very, very flexible ankles which allows them to turn their hind feet around almost backwards," says veterinarian Eva Dudek from the Parsons Pet Hospital.   "and that is what allows them to run up and down trees with the greatest of ease. where ever...More >>
    There's a good chance they're in your neighborhood right now gathering food for the winter. If you watch closely you might notice something that's pretty unusual in the animal kingdom.     "Squirrels have very, very flexible ankles which allows them to turn their hind feet around almost backwards," says veterinarian Eva Dudek from the Parsons Pet Hospital.   "and that is what allows them to run up and down trees with the greatest of ease. where ever...More >>
  • Kansas Lawmakers Seek Legal Advice on School Funding Plan

    Kansas Lawmakers Seek Legal Advice on School Funding Plan

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-11-08 21:16:03 GMT
        Kansas legislative leaders are seeking some legal advice as they wrestle with school funding.     The Kansas Supreme Court ruled last month that a law phasing in a $293 million increase in school funding over two years wasn't sufficient.     Now lawmakers plan to spend $400,000 to get help in drafting a new public school funding law, including separate lawyers for the House and Senate.     The five top Republicans in the GOP-c...More >>
        Kansas legislative leaders are seeking some legal advice as they wrestle with school funding.     The Kansas Supreme Court ruled last month that a law phasing in a $293 million increase in school funding over two years wasn't sufficient.     Now lawmakers plan to spend $400,000 to get help in drafting a new public school funding law, including separate lawyers for the House and Senate.     The five top Republicans in the GOP-c...More >>
  • Webb City Man Sentenced for Murder

    Webb City Man Sentenced for Murder

    Thursday, November 9 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-11-09 21:16:53 GMT
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  • Granby Woman Dies in Head On Collision

    Granby Woman Dies in Head On Collision

    Granby Woman Dies in Head On Collision

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 11:00 AM EST2017-11-08 16:00:09 GMT

    A Granby, Missouri woman is killed in a head-on collision on Tuesday.   According to Missouri Highway Patrol reports Monica Rosenow was driving eastbound on Missouri 86, 3 miles south of Granby.  Rosenow crossed the center of the road with her 2001 Nissan Maxima striking a 2010 Ford F-150.  According to reports 42 year old Rosenow was pronounced dead at the scene.  Rosenow was not wearing a seatbelt.   As required by law the surviving driver f...

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    A Granby, Missouri woman is killed in a head-on collision on Tuesday.   According to Missouri Highway Patrol reports Monica Rosenow was driving eastbound on Missouri 86, 3 miles south of Granby.  Rosenow crossed the center of the road with her 2001 Nissan Maxima striking a 2010 Ford F-150.  According to reports 42 year old Rosenow was pronounced dead at the scene.  Rosenow was not wearing a seatbelt.   As required by law the surviving driver f...

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  • Veteran’s Day Less Than A Week Away: Celebrate with 60+ Hand-Verified Deals for our Veterans and Military Service Members, Free Meals, Entertainment

    Veteran’s Day Less Than A Week Away: Celebrate with 60+ Hand-Verified Deals for our Veterans and Military Service Members, Free Meals, Entertainment

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 8:25 PM EST2017-11-08 01:25:18 GMT
    Veteran’s Day is this Saturday, November 11th, so we wanted to share our list of over 60 deals and freebies to honor our servicemen and women this Veteran’s Day. Restaurants, retailers, and merchants everywhere roll out special deals to serve as a token of gratitude to the people in our country that pledge to protect our freedom.  Offers.com takes pride in searching out every valuable deal from our 250,000 strong coupon database, curating a list to he...More >>
    Veteran’s Day is this Saturday, November 11th, so we wanted to share our list of over 60 deals and freebies to honor our servicemen and women this Veteran’s Day. Restaurants, retailers, and merchants everywhere roll out special deals to serve as a token of gratitude to the people in our country that pledge to protect our freedom.  Offers.com takes pride in searching out every valuable deal from our 250,000 strong coupon database, curating a list to he...More >>
  • Expo Teaches Veterans About Services Available In the Area

    Expo Teaches Veterans About Services Available In the Area

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 8:21 PM EST2017-11-08 01:21:15 GMT
    Veterans gathered at the United Methodist Church in Lamar, Missouri for some food and a chance to learn about services at their disposal. A veterans' luncheon and expo was held today in order to show appreciation for our nation's heroes. it provides them with information on housing, jobs and discounts that they might not be aware of in the area. Greg Clements says, "Well number one, in recent times veterans are not being honored and we want to reinforce the fact that t...More >>
    Veterans gathered at the United Methodist Church in Lamar, Missouri for some food and a chance to learn about services at their disposal. A veterans' luncheon and expo was held today in order to show appreciation for our nation's heroes. it provides them with information on housing, jobs and discounts that they might not be aware of in the area. Greg Clements says, "Well number one, in recent times veterans are not being honored and we want to reinforce the fact that t...More >>
  • MT. VERNON VETERANS DAY WALK, MEET AT MURAL, AND CONCERT FOR VETERANS - NOVEMBER 11

    MT. VERNON VETERANS DAY WALK, MEET AT MURAL, AND CONCERT FOR VETERANS - NOVEMBER 11

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-11-07 22:52:33 GMT
    Veterans Day on Veterans Way Mount Vernon Square at the Veterans Way Mural ### Duke Mason and his band will be performing live for the Veterans Day on Veterans Way celebration, Saturday evening, 6:00 pm, November 11th. The concert is free to the entire public as Mount Vernon honors local and regional American Veterans. Duke Mason will bring his humor and great music to the MARC theater in Mount Vernon for the second year in a row. Last year was the bands first visit to Mount Vern...More >>
    Veterans Day on Veterans Way Mount Vernon Square at the Veterans Way Mural ### Duke Mason and his band will be performing live for the Veterans Day on Veterans Way celebration, Saturday evening, 6:00 pm, November 11th. The concert is free to the entire public as Mount Vernon honors local and regional American Veterans. Duke Mason will bring his humor and great music to the MARC theater in Mount Vernon for the second year in a row. Last year was the bands first visit to Mount Vern...More >>
  • MSSU mourns loss of athletic trainer Darin Moore

    MSSU mourns loss of athletic trainer Darin Moore

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 5:19 PM EST2017-11-07 22:19:15 GMT
    Darin MooreDarin Moore
    Darin Moore, a longtime athletic trainer at Missouri Southern State University, passed away Monday, Nov. 6. Moore came to MSSU in 2001 as an assistant trainer and in January 2003 was named the head athletic trainer for the university. He served in that capacity until early 2016, when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and took a leave of absence. He served as head athletic trainer for three years at Vancleve (Miss.) High School and one year at Greenville (Ala.) High School. A c...More >>
    Darin Moore, a longtime athletic trainer at Missouri Southern State University, passed away Monday, Nov. 6. Moore came to MSSU in 2001 as an assistant trainer and in January 2003 was named the head athletic trainer for the university. He served in that capacity until early 2016, when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and took a leave of absence. He served as head athletic trainer for three years at Vancleve (Miss.) High School and one year at Greenville (Ala.) High School. A c...More >>
  • Neosho PD's Shop With A Hero

    Neosho PD's Shop With A Hero

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 3:26 PM EST2017-11-07 20:26:22 GMT
    The Neosho Police Department would like to remind all of our area businesses and local citizens that we are accepting donations for the 2017 Shop with a Hero Campaign. In 2016, just a little over $17,000 in monetary donations were collected in support of this Christmas event. With your help this campaign brought smiles to the faces of 115 children last year and we are asking for the continued support of our community. This program provides Christmas for the children of struggling fam...More >>
    The Neosho Police Department would like to remind all of our area businesses and local citizens that we are accepting donations for the 2017 Shop with a Hero Campaign. In 2016, just a little over $17,000 in monetary donations were collected in support of this Christmas event. With your help this campaign brought smiles to the faces of 115 children last year and we are asking for the continued support of our community. This program provides Christmas for the children of struggling fam...More >>
  • Suit Seeks Parole Chance for Missourians Convicted of Murder as Juveniles

    Suit Seeks Parole Chance for Missourians Convicted of Murder as Juveniles

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:42 AM EST2017-11-07 05:42:25 GMT
    Missouri prisoners convicted of murder as juveniles and sentenced to life behind bars without parole are suing the state's Corrections Department.      The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center in St. Louis on Monday announced a federal judge had ruled they can move forward with the lawsuit. The center sued on behalf of prisoners, who say they're not getting a meaningful chance at parole despite recent court rulings and a new law requiring that.    &nb...More >>
    Missouri prisoners convicted of murder as juveniles and sentenced to life behind bars without parole are suing the state's Corrections Department.      The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center in St. Louis on Monday announced a federal judge had ruled they can move forward with the lawsuit. The center sued on behalf of prisoners, who say they're not getting a meaningful chance at parole despite recent court rulings and a new law requiring that.    &nb...More >>
  • Jurors Undecided On Sentencing for the Killer of Hailey Owens

    Jurors Undecided On Sentencing for the Killer of Hailey Owens

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:12 AM EST2017-11-07 05:12:45 GMT
          The convicted killer of a 10-year-old Springfield, Missouri girl will have to wait another three months to find out if he'll be sentenced to death or life in prison.     A jury Monday could not reach a decision in the sentencing phase of Craig Wood -- the man convicted last week in the 2014 rape and murder of Hailey Owens.   Jurors heard arguments from prosecutors who urged the death penalty for Wood. Defense attorneys said Wood ...More >>
          The convicted killer of a 10-year-old Springfield, Missouri girl will have to wait another three months to find out if he'll be sentenced to death or life in prison.     A jury Monday could not reach a decision in the sentencing phase of Craig Wood -- the man convicted last week in the 2014 rape and murder of Hailey Owens.   Jurors heard arguments from prosecutors who urged the death penalty for Wood. Defense attorneys said Wood ...More >>
  • Freeman Announces Leadership at Nevada Regional Medical Center

    Freeman Announces Leadership at Nevada Regional Medical Center

    Monday, November 6 2017 9:24 PM EST2017-11-07 02:24:27 GMT
    Wes BramanWes Braman
    Freeman Health System announces Wes Braman, Freeman Vice President of Business Development, will serve as interim chief executive officer of Nevada Regional Medical Center. Freeman assumed management of the hospital November 1 under a two-year contract with the City of Nevada. Braman will oversee day-to-day operations of the facility including finances, leadership, physician engagement and human resources. “Nevada is a wonderful community and has a wonderful hospital,” sa...More >>
    Freeman Health System announces Wes Braman, Freeman Vice President of Business Development, will serve as interim chief executive officer of Nevada Regional Medical Center. Freeman assumed management of the hospital November 1 under a two-year contract with the City of Nevada. Braman will oversee day-to-day operations of the facility including finances, leadership, physician engagement and human resources. “Nevada is a wonderful community and has a wonderful hospital,” sa...More >>
  • Mercy Hospital Joplin Receives ‘A’ Grade for Keeping Patients Safe

    Mercy Hospital Joplin Receives ‘A’ Grade for Keeping Patients Safe

    Monday, November 6 2017 8:48 PM EST2017-11-07 01:48:06 GMT
    Fall report cards are in and Mercy Hospital Joplin earned an “A” grade for keeping patients safe. The Leapfrog Group just released its fall 2017 Hospital Safety Grades, which score hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. More than 2,600 U.S. general acute-care hospitals were assigned scores and only 832 received an A (32 percent of those surveyed). “We’re honored to be recognized by Leapfrog fo...More >>
    Fall report cards are in and Mercy Hospital Joplin earned an “A” grade for keeping patients safe. The Leapfrog Group just released its fall 2017 Hospital Safety Grades, which score hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. More than 2,600 U.S. general acute-care hospitals were assigned scores and only 832 received an A (32 percent of those surveyed). “We’re honored to be recognized by Leapfrog fo...More >>
  • 2017 Toybox Distribution Partners

    2017 Toybox Distribution Partners

    Monday, November 6 2017 5:22 PM EST2017-11-06 22:22:11 GMT

    Telethons for the TOYBOX Campaign will occur during our Noon, 5 PM, and 6 PM newscasts.  The goal of TOYBOX is to provide new toys & gifts to underprivileged children (ages birth to 16 years of age) in the 14-County KOAM-TV Viewing Area: SW Missouri, SE Kansas, NE Oklahoma. Through newscasts, promotional announcements, Toybox Tuesday Telethons (11/29, 12/6, 12/13), websites, social media, & word-of-mouth, viewers are encouraged to donate a new child’s toy or gift ...

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    Telethons for the TOYBOX Campaign will occur during our Noon, 5 PM, and 6 PM newscasts.  The goal of TOYBOX is to provide new toys & gifts to underprivileged children (ages birth to 16 years of age) in the 14-County KOAM-TV Viewing Area: SW Missouri, SE Kansas, NE Oklahoma. Through newscasts, promotional announcements, Toybox Tuesday Telethons (11/29, 12/6, 12/13), websites, social media, & word-of-mouth, viewers are encouraged to donate a new child’s toy or gift ...

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  • Landlord Convicted of Murdering Tenant Receives Life in Prison

    Landlord Convicted of Murdering Tenant Receives Life in Prison

    Monday, November 6 2017 4:09 PM EST2017-11-06 21:09:43 GMT

    Todd Greathouse is sentenced to Life in Prison without possibilities of parole.  

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    Todd Greathouse is sentenced to Life in Prison without possibilities of parole.  

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  • Students, faculty inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa chapter

    Students, faculty inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa chapter

    Monday, November 6 2017 3:59 PM EST2017-11-06 20:59:17 GMT

    Forty-seven students and two faculty members were recently inducted into the Golden Crest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa at Missouri Southern State University. The initiation ceremony was held Oct. 29 in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. The society recognizes achievement in five areas: scholarship; athletics; campus and community service, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and mass media; and creative and performing arts. ODK ...

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    Forty-seven students and two faculty members were recently inducted into the Golden Crest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa at Missouri Southern State University. The initiation ceremony was held Oct. 29 in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. The society recognizes achievement in five areas: scholarship; athletics; campus and community service, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and mass media; and creative and performing arts. ODK ...

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  • McDonald County Residents Test Drive Off-Road Vehicles

    McDonald County Residents Test Drive Off-Road Vehicles

    Sunday, November 5 2017 8:09 PM EST2017-11-06 01:09:40 GMT
    People test drive off-road vehicles on a Rush Springs Ranch trail.People test drive off-road vehicles on a Rush Springs Ranch trail.
    When you buy an off-road vehicle you don't usually get the chance to actually test it out off-road. That wasn't the case in McDonald County this afternoon. It was demo day at Rush Springs Ranch. Freedom Power Sports rented out the nature reserve to show off the latest in off-road vehicles. For free, people could come out and test drive a variety of A.T.V.s and side-by-sides. Demo day provides the opportunity for customers to get hands-on experience before they buy, whic...More >>
    When you buy an off-road vehicle you don't usually get the chance to actually test it out off-road. That wasn't the case in McDonald County this afternoon. It was demo day at Rush Springs Ranch. Freedom Power Sports rented out the nature reserve to show off the latest in off-road vehicles. For free, people could come out and test drive a variety of A.T.V.s and side-by-sides. Demo day provides the opportunity for customers to get hands-on experience before they buy, whic...More >>
  • Empire Electric Gives Away Trees to a Community Recovering From a Tornado

    Empire Electric Gives Away Trees to a Community Recovering From a Tornado

    Saturday, November 4 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-11-04 23:24:08 GMT
    Goodman residents receiving their new tree.Goodman residents receiving their new tree.
    Empire District donates trees to a community trying to sprout back to life. Empire collaborated with the Arbor Day Foundation to giveaway free tree saplings to Goodman, Missouri residents. Goodman lost many of its trees in the tornado in April earlier this year. According to empire, trees can provide energy savings by blocking cold winds, and those cost savings are something the recovering town needs. The vegetation coordinator over distribution west end Empire Distric...More >>
    Empire District donates trees to a community trying to sprout back to life. Empire collaborated with the Arbor Day Foundation to giveaway free tree saplings to Goodman, Missouri residents. Goodman lost many of its trees in the tornado in April earlier this year. According to empire, trees can provide energy savings by blocking cold winds, and those cost savings are something the recovering town needs. The vegetation coordinator over distribution west end Empire Distric...More >>
  • Police Say Webb City Stores Sold Alcohol to a Teen

    Police Say Webb City Stores Sold Alcohol to a Teen

    Friday, November 3 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-11-04 03:36:48 GMT
          Several Webb City Missouri store clerks have received court summonses for selling alcohol to a minor.      Webb City police conducted an underage alcohol purchase operation at eight stores.  Police say three stores sold alcohol to an 18-year-old male participating in the operation.     Authorities say two stores sold the alcohol even after checking the teen's ID.  The other five stores refused to sell alcohol to th...More >>
          Several Webb City Missouri store clerks have received court summonses for selling alcohol to a minor.      Webb City police conducted an underage alcohol purchase operation at eight stores.  Police say three stores sold alcohol to an 18-year-old male participating in the operation.     Authorities say two stores sold the alcohol even after checking the teen's ID.  The other five stores refused to sell alcohol to th...More >>
  • Gene Bicknell Sues Kansas

    Gene Bicknell Sues Kansas

    Friday, November 3 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-11-04 03:25:54 GMT
           A long-running tax dispute involving former Pittsburg Kansas entrepreneur Gene Bicknell has taken another turn.  Bicknell is now suing Kansas over a multi-million dollar tax bill.          The Kansas Department of Revenue audited Bicknell's tax returns from 2005 to 2008 and ordered him to pay $42 million in taxes on the sale of hundreds of Pizza Hut franchises. The state contends Bicknell's primary home was Kansas at the time of...More >>
           A long-running tax dispute involving former Pittsburg Kansas entrepreneur Gene Bicknell has taken another turn.  Bicknell is now suing Kansas over a multi-million dollar tax bill.          The Kansas Department of Revenue audited Bicknell's tax returns from 2005 to 2008 and ordered him to pay $42 million in taxes on the sale of hundreds of Pizza Hut franchises. The state contends Bicknell's primary home was Kansas at the time of...More >>
  • Bennett pleads guilty to capital murder

    Bennett pleads guilty to capital murder

    Monday, December 11 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-12-11 22:33:25 GMT

    A former Montgomery County man today pleaded guilty to capital murder and three counts of first-degree premeditated murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

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    A former Montgomery County man today pleaded guilty to capital murder and three counts of first-degree premeditated murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

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