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  • Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, Collectibles Show - Feb 24

    Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, Collectibles Show - Feb 24

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:25 PM EST2018-02-19 17:25:55 GMT
    The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will be sponsoring the 26th Annual Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, & Collectibles Show at the Carthage, Missouri Memorial Hall (407 South Garrison, Hwy 571) on Saturday, Feb 24th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Dealers from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will offer 54 tables at the largest collectible show in Southwest Missouri.  Admission is free.More >>
    The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will be sponsoring the 26th Annual Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, & Collectibles Show at the Carthage, Missouri Memorial Hall (407 South Garrison, Hwy 571) on Saturday, Feb 24th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Dealers from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will offer 54 tables at the largest collectible show in Southwest Missouri.  Admission is free.More >>
  • Incident at Northpark Mall

    Incident at Northpark Mall

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:32 PM EST2018-02-19 17:32:39 GMT

    Joplin Police have arrested three people on various charges after responding to an alarm at Vintage Stock after 1:00 this morning. Police say they arrested one person at the scene and two others at a home. They believe one suspect escaped from the roof. Duquesne Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Joplin Fire Department, Webb City Police and MSSU Police all assisted. No other details have been released.

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    Joplin Police have arrested three people on various charges after responding to an alarm at Vintage Stock after 1:00 this morning. Police say they arrested one person at the scene and two others at a home. They believe one suspect escaped from the roof. Duquesne Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Joplin Fire Department, Webb City Police and MSSU Police all assisted. No other details have been released.

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  • Fraternity Lawsuit Dismissed

    Fraternity Lawsuit Dismissed

    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:22 PM EST2018-02-19 03:22:01 GMT

    A man's lawsuit claiming that he was injured and his black friends were insulted at a University of Kansas fraternity has been dismissed.    

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    A man's lawsuit claiming that he was injured and his black friends were insulted at a University of Kansas fraternity has been dismissed.    

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  • Mid-South Hunting & Boat Show Draws Thousands

    Mid-South Hunting & Boat Show Draws Thousands

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:13 PM EST2018-02-18 21:13:04 GMT
    The annual Mid-South Hunting & Boat Show was held in Grove, Oklahoma over the weekend. Fishing poles, expert advice and even games for the kids were part of the three day event. It's the 19th year for the show, which actually started in Claremore, Oklahoma before making its way to Grove. This weekend, however, the show set a new record: attracting more than 17,000 adults. Organizers hope to hold it again next year. They're aiming for the third weekend of February.More >>
    The annual Mid-South Hunting & Boat Show was held in Grove, Oklahoma over the weekend. Fishing poles, expert advice and even games for the kids were part of the three day event. It's the 19th year for the show, which actually started in Claremore, Oklahoma before making its way to Grove. This weekend, however, the show set a new record: attracting more than 17,000 adults. Organizers hope to hold it again next year. They're aiming for the third weekend of February.More >>
  • Four-Staters Brave Cold Waters For Charity

    Four-Staters Brave Cold Waters For Charity

    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:13 PM EST2018-02-18 01:13:43 GMT
    Frigid waters didn't stop folks in Joplin from taking the polar plunge. It was the 11th year for the popular Special Olympics benefit. About 35 participants came out to the Elks Lodge to make the jump into the freezing cold waters. Plungers tell us that not only is the event fun, but it's also rewarding to raise money for the Special Olympics athletes. Jason Barchak has been doing the plunge for a while. He says, "It's rewarding to me because I'm on the committee and I'm on...More >>
    Frigid waters didn't stop folks in Joplin from taking the polar plunge. It was the 11th year for the popular Special Olympics benefit. About 35 participants came out to the Elks Lodge to make the jump into the freezing cold waters. Plungers tell us that not only is the event fun, but it's also rewarding to raise money for the Special Olympics athletes. Jason Barchak has been doing the plunge for a while. He says, "It's rewarding to me because I'm on the committee and I'm on...More >>
  • Oklahoma Man Accused Of Giving His Son Suicide Advice

    Oklahoma Man Accused Of Giving His Son Suicide Advice

    Friday, February 16 2018 10:26 PM EST2018-02-17 03:26:04 GMT
            Northeastern Oklahoma Authorities have arrested a man for alleged giving his 12-year-old son advice on how to kill himself.      Authorities said Friday that the boy suffered minor burns after following his father's suggestion that he light himself on fire.     Rogers County Sheriff's Maj. Coy Jenkins said 36-year-old Michael Joseph Jensen was arrested Wednesday on a child neglect warrant.      Jenkins ...More >>
            Northeastern Oklahoma Authorities have arrested a man for alleged giving his 12-year-old son advice on how to kill himself.      Authorities said Friday that the boy suffered minor burns after following his father's suggestion that he light himself on fire.     Rogers County Sheriff's Maj. Coy Jenkins said 36-year-old Michael Joseph Jensen was arrested Wednesday on a child neglect warrant.      Jenkins ...More >>
  • New Flights Come To The Joplin Regional Airport

    New Flights Come To The Joplin Regional Airport

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:03 PM EST2018-02-17 02:03:09 GMT
    The Joplin Regional Airport is rolling out some new flights. American Airlines has made some changes that will bring a third flight to the Joplin Regional Airport. The new flight to Dallas Fort Worth will arrive in Joplin at 5:45 and depart at 6:15. the airport manager says the new flight will give folks the option to travel at the end of the business day, something they did not have before.More >>
    The Joplin Regional Airport is rolling out some new flights. American Airlines has made some changes that will bring a third flight to the Joplin Regional Airport. The new flight to Dallas Fort Worth will arrive in Joplin at 5:45 and depart at 6:15. the airport manager says the new flight will give folks the option to travel at the end of the business day, something they did not have before.More >>
  • Westar Warns Kansas Customers Of Scam

    Westar Warns Kansas Customers Of Scam

    Friday, February 16 2018 5:14 PM EST2018-02-16 22:14:23 GMT
        The largest utility in Kansas is warning customers of a scam.     Westar officials say people claiming to be utility employees are calling and trying to force them to buy prepaid money cards.          The company put out a statewide alert Friday saying scammers are threatening to turn off customer's power unless they buy a prepaid money card and call back with the number on the card.     Spokeswoman Gina Pe...More >>
        The largest utility in Kansas is warning customers of a scam.     Westar officials say people claiming to be utility employees are calling and trying to force them to buy prepaid money cards.          The company put out a statewide alert Friday saying scammers are threatening to turn off customer's power unless they buy a prepaid money card and call back with the number on the card.     Spokeswoman Gina Pe...More >>
  • New Flight at Joplin Airport

    New Flight at Joplin Airport

    Friday, February 16 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-02-16 21:53:41 GMT
    There's another option if you fly Joplin! American Airlines is adding a third flight at the Joplin Regional Airport. "We've been working with AA on various proposals, and were recently notified of this added flight at different intervals," said Steve Stockam, Manager of the Airport. "We've been filling the current capacity on a regular basis, so to have these additional seats is a great opportunity for our market and our customers. We always encourage everyone to fly J...More >>
    There's another option if you fly Joplin! American Airlines is adding a third flight at the Joplin Regional Airport. "We've been working with AA on various proposals, and were recently notified of this added flight at different intervals," said Steve Stockam, Manager of the Airport. "We've been filling the current capacity on a regular basis, so to have these additional seats is a great opportunity for our market and our customers. We always encourage everyone to fly J...More >>
  • Pittsburg Drug Bust

    Pittsburg Drug Bust

    Friday, February 16 2018 5:31 PM EST2018-02-16 22:31:05 GMT

    Pittsburg Police have arrested two people in a drug bust.  Officers served a search warrant Friday morning (Feb 16) at a home on the 800 block of W. 1st Street.  The search warrant pertained to the possession of illegal drugs. Officers say they found several items they believed to be cocaine, marijuana and drug related paraphernalia in the home, along with a handgun, which was determined to have been stolen from a different home in Pittsburg. A 28-year-old woman and 35-yea...

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    Pittsburg Police have arrested two people in a drug bust.  Officers served a search warrant Friday morning (Feb 16) at a home on the 800 block of W. 1st Street.  The search warrant pertained to the possession of illegal drugs. Officers say they found several items they believed to be cocaine, marijuana and drug related paraphernalia in the home, along with a handgun, which was determined to have been stolen from a different home in Pittsburg. A 28-year-old woman and 35-yea...

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  • 2 Friends & JUNK - Feb 23, 24

    2 Friends & JUNK - Feb 23, 24

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:18 PM EST2018-02-16 20:18:00 GMT
    2 Friends & JUNK Traveling Funky, Junky Craft Show Returning to Joplin. Joplin, Missouri (February 14, 2015) – 2 Friends & JUNK, a traveling, sparkly, funky, junky craft show will be at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center in Joplin for the 5th year on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th.  This will be the 9th time 2 Friends & JUNK has visited Joplin. With 160 vendor booths from 7 states, this is the ultimate, one-stop shopping experience no sh...More >>
    2 Friends & JUNK Traveling Funky, Junky Craft Show Returning to Joplin. Joplin, Missouri (February 14, 2015) – 2 Friends & JUNK, a traveling, sparkly, funky, junky craft show will be at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center in Joplin for the 5th year on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th.  This will be the 9th time 2 Friends & JUNK has visited Joplin. With 160 vendor booths from 7 states, this is the ultimate, one-stop shopping experience no sh...More >>
  • Kansas Man In Jail Awaits Deportation Decision

    Kansas Man In Jail Awaits Deportation Decision

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:35 AM EST2018-02-16 05:35:54 GMT
           An attorney for a Kansas chemistry teacher who is fighting deportation to Bangladesh says his family and supporters are encouraged that he was returned to the Kansas City area, although he is not a free man.     Syed Ahmed Jamal, of Lawrence, was housed in the Platte County jail.      He was taken off a plane in Hawaii and sent back after a federal immigration board approved a stay as he battles to remain in the U.S., where...More >>
           An attorney for a Kansas chemistry teacher who is fighting deportation to Bangladesh says his family and supporters are encouraged that he was returned to the Kansas City area, although he is not a free man.     Syed Ahmed Jamal, of Lawrence, was housed in the Platte County jail.      He was taken off a plane in Hawaii and sent back after a federal immigration board approved a stay as he battles to remain in the U.S., where...More >>
  • Korean War Soldier's Remains Returned To Oklahoma

    Korean War Soldier's Remains Returned To Oklahoma

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-02-16 05:20:36 GMT
        Nearly 70 years after a U.S. soldier was taken prisoner during the Korean War, his remains have been returned to his home state of Oklahoma.     The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains were among those of 32 people found near Unsan, North Korea, in 2005.        A lab in Hawaii has been conducting tests and in July it identified the remains Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred Bensinger     &nb...More >>
        Nearly 70 years after a U.S. soldier was taken prisoner during the Korean War, his remains have been returned to his home state of Oklahoma.     The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains were among those of 32 people found near Unsan, North Korea, in 2005.        A lab in Hawaii has been conducting tests and in July it identified the remains Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred Bensinger     &nb...More >>
  • Oklahoma Leaders Call For State Budget Cuts

    Oklahoma Leaders Call For State Budget Cuts

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-02-16 04:50:10 GMT
        Oklahoma leaders say they plan to impose across-the-board cuts to all state agencies to close a hole in the budget.     A bill approved by key budget committees Thursday cuts monthly allocations to all state agencies by about 2 percent for the rest of the current fiscal year that ends in June.     The proposal would include cuts to education and would ensure funding for three key health care agencies     State Senator Kim...More >>
        Oklahoma leaders say they plan to impose across-the-board cuts to all state agencies to close a hole in the budget.     A bill approved by key budget committees Thursday cuts monthly allocations to all state agencies by about 2 percent for the rest of the current fiscal year that ends in June.     The proposal would include cuts to education and would ensure funding for three key health care agencies     State Senator Kim...More >>
  • Webb City Fire, Switzer Interview

    Webb City Fire, Switzer Interview

    Thursday, February 15 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-02-16 00:32:56 GMT
    Officials say no one was injured after a fire at the Box Pointe Apartments in Webb City. The Fire Chief says they believe the fire started from someone throwing discarded smoking materials into a bush. Kayla Switzer and her friend saw the fire and called 911. She then started knocking on doors.More >>
    Officials say no one was injured after a fire at the Box Pointe Apartments in Webb City. The Fire Chief says they believe the fire started from someone throwing discarded smoking materials into a bush. Kayla Switzer and her friend saw the fire and called 911. She then started knocking on doors.More >>
  • Kidnapping Charges Dropped

    Kidnapping Charges Dropped

    Thursday, February 15 2018 4:08 PM EST2018-02-15 21:08:24 GMT
    The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office drops charges against Charles Kuentzel, Jr. after a victim could not be located.  Kuentzel, Jr. had plead not guilty last September (2017) to kidnapping a Texas girl.  According to the probable cause, Texas authorities found numerous Skype messages between the suspect and a 15-year-old girl.  Authorities say they determined the two were in Carthage, MO. The case has been dismissed.More >>
    The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office drops charges against Charles Kuentzel, Jr. after a victim could not be located.  Kuentzel, Jr. had plead not guilty last September (2017) to kidnapping a Texas girl.  According to the probable cause, Texas authorities found numerous Skype messages between the suspect and a 15-year-old girl.  Authorities say they determined the two were in Carthage, MO. The case has been dismissed.More >>
  • Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction - March 1

    Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction - March 1

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:51 PM EST2018-02-15 18:51:34 GMT
    Grace United Methodist Church Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction.More >>
    Grace United Methodist Church Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction.More >>
  • Breakfast Fundraiser - Feb 24

    Breakfast Fundraiser - Feb 24

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:35 PM EST2018-02-15 18:35:46 GMT
    Proceeds will benefit projects like homecoming, coats for kids, food boxes and more.More >>
    Proceeds will benefit projects like homecoming, coats for kids, food boxes and more.More >>
  • Spring Pickers Market Fundraiser - March 3

    Spring Pickers Market Fundraiser - March 3

    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-02-15 17:48:02 GMT
    Spring Pickers Market & Craft Fair to support MPACT Girls Ministries of Galena Assembly of GodMore >>
    Spring Pickers Market & Craft Fair to support MPACT Girls Ministries of Galena Assembly of GodMore >>
  • BBB Tips: Hiring a Plumber

    BBB Tips: Hiring a Plumber

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:26 AM EST2018-02-15 16:26:31 GMT
    The Better Business Bureau gives some tips when it comes to hiring a plumber. St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 15, 2018 –More >>
    The Better Business Bureau gives some tips when it comes to hiring a plumber. St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 15, 2018 –More >>
  • Ozark Blood Drives - Feb 19 to 25

    Ozark Blood Drives - Feb 19 to 25

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:12 AM EST2018-02-15 16:12:31 GMT
    Ozarks blood drive schedule for February 19-25 February 15, 2018- Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) is the sole local provider of blood for patients at 40 area hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas. Sick and injured hospital patients depend on CBCO donors to provide the lifesaving blood they need. Area blood reserves recovering following Code Red Emergency Appeal  A combination of severe winter weather and a busier t...More >>
    Ozarks blood drive schedule for February 19-25 February 15, 2018- Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) is the sole local provider of blood for patients at 40 area hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas. Sick and injured hospital patients depend on CBCO donors to provide the lifesaving blood they need. Area blood reserves recovering following Code Red Emergency Appeal  A combination of severe winter weather and a busier t...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-15

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-15

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:12 AM EST2018-02-15 16:12:22 GMT
    CHAMPS LAW Missouri lawmakers defeat a bill that would have increased the penalties for injuring or killing police dogs.  The bill was known as "Champs Law".  If it had passed, people suspected of killing or incapacitating law enforcement animals would have faced at least three and possibly 10 years behind bars.  Opponents said it would mean harsher penalties for harming police dogs than for some sexual assaults. FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING Authoritie...More >>
    CHAMPS LAW Missouri lawmakers defeat a bill that would have increased the penalties for injuring or killing police dogs.  The bill was known as "Champs Law".  If it had passed, people suspected of killing or incapacitating law enforcement animals would have faced at least three and possibly 10 years behind bars.  Opponents said it would mean harsher penalties for harming police dogs than for some sexual assaults. FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING Authoritie...More >>
  • Local Students Deliver Valentine's

    Local Students Deliver Valentine's

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:54 PM EST2018-02-14 23:54:28 GMT
    Students spread the love in Joplin. Erica Stagner's 1st grade class at Cecil Floyd elementary made Valentine's Day cards and delivered them to hospital workers, patients and volunteers at Freeman Hospital. It all started when Stagner was asked one simple question by a hospital employee. "She had asked if our students during our Valentine's Day party would be interested in making Valentine's for some of the patients and we said yes. My students are very compassionate and we have...More >>
    Students spread the love in Joplin. Erica Stagner's 1st grade class at Cecil Floyd elementary made Valentine's Day cards and delivered them to hospital workers, patients and volunteers at Freeman Hospital. It all started when Stagner was asked one simple question by a hospital employee. "She had asked if our students during our Valentine's Day party would be interested in making Valentine's for some of the patients and we said yes. My students are very compassionate and we have...More >>
  • PSU Students Choose Block22 Apartments

    PSU Students Choose Block22 Apartments

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-02-14 23:21:33 GMT

    PSU students were lined up outside the Overman Student Center at 6:30 this morning. Why? They got to choose which apartments they'll be living in inside Block22. The students have already signed up to live there.

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    PSU students were lined up outside the Overman Student Center at 6:30 this morning. Why? They got to choose which apartments they'll be living in inside Block22. The students have already signed up to live there.

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  • Wheelchair Basketball Charity Game - Feb 20

    Wheelchair Basketball Charity Game - Feb 20

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 1:19 PM EST2018-02-14 18:19:55 GMT
    Wheelchair Basketball Charity GameMore >>
    Wheelchair Basketball Charity GameMore >>
  • Speed Networking with Joplin's Arts & Cultural Community - Feb 20

    Speed Networking with Joplin's Arts & Cultural Community - Feb 20

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:20 PM EST2018-02-14 17:20:42 GMT
    Speed Networking with Joplin's Arts & Cultural Community Facebook event link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/143764926326220/ Emily: Emily@connect2culture.comMore >>
    Speed Networking with Joplin's Arts & Cultural Community Facebook event link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/143764926326220/ Emily: Emily@connect2culture.comMore >>
  • Black-footed Fetter Audubon Program - Feb 22

    Black-footed Fetter Audubon Program - Feb 22

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:06 PM EST2018-02-14 17:06:34 GMT

    SUBJECT: Sperry-Galligar Audubon Program: "From Black-footed Ferrets to Bobwhite Quail: Audubon of Kansas Conservation Advocacy and Sanctuaries" Ron Klataske, Executive Director of Audubon of Kansas, will talk about efforts to reintroduce the Black-footed Ferret in Kansas at the Sperry-Galligar Audubon meeting, Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:00 P.M., Room 102, PSU's Yates Hall, 1702 S. Joplin St., Pittsburg, KS. The Black-footed Ferret, now on the endangered species list, ...

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    SUBJECT: Sperry-Galligar Audubon Program: "From Black-footed Ferrets to Bobwhite Quail: Audubon of Kansas Conservation Advocacy and Sanctuaries" Ron Klataske, Executive Director of Audubon of Kansas, will talk about efforts to reintroduce the Black-footed Ferret in Kansas at the Sperry-Galligar Audubon meeting, Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:00 P.M., Room 102, PSU's Yates Hall, 1702 S. Joplin St., Pittsburg, KS. The Black-footed Ferret, now on the endangered species list, ...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-14

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-14

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:43 AM EST2018-02-14 16:43:16 GMT

    FREE NEEDLES The Missouri House advances a bill would allow organizations to provide free needles to drug users.  House members on Tuesday gave the bill initial approval in a voice vote.  Republican Representative Holly Rehder says organizations already pass out clean syringes to drug users.  But state law bans possessing drug paraphernalia, putting those needle exchanges in murky legal waters. PARSONS CLEANUP A lot of residents in Parsons, Kansas are cleaning u...

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    FREE NEEDLES The Missouri House advances a bill would allow organizations to provide free needles to drug users.  House members on Tuesday gave the bill initial approval in a voice vote.  Republican Representative Holly Rehder says organizations already pass out clean syringes to drug users.  But state law bans possessing drug paraphernalia, putting those needle exchanges in murky legal waters. PARSONS CLEANUP A lot of residents in Parsons, Kansas are cleaning u...

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  • Mo Lawmakers Consider Shorter Period For Unemployment Benefits

    Mo Lawmakers Consider Shorter Period For Unemployment Benefits

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:48 AM EST2018-02-14 05:48:12 GMT
       Some Missouri lawmakers want to greatly reduce the duration of state jobless benefits.     House members Tuesday gave initial approval to a measure that would cut the maximum benefits to 13 weeks if the state's jobless rate is below 6 percent. That's seven weeks fewer than what's now allowed and would be among the shortest such periods in the nation.  Under the plan, the maximum number of weeks would rise if the unemployment rate cr...More >>
       Some Missouri lawmakers want to greatly reduce the duration of state jobless benefits.     House members Tuesday gave initial approval to a measure that would cut the maximum benefits to 13 weeks if the state's jobless rate is below 6 percent. That's seven weeks fewer than what's now allowed and would be among the shortest such periods in the nation.  Under the plan, the maximum number of weeks would rise if the unemployment rate cr...More >>
  • New Kansas Lt Governor Chosen

    New Kansas Lt Governor Chosen

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 10:52 PM EST2018-02-14 03:52:18 GMT

        A new Kansas lieutenant governor will take office Wednesday.     Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer Tuesday announced his appointment of the 41-year-old Tracey Mann --a commercial real estate broker and farmer from Salina.      Mann said in a statement he's "extremely grateful for the opportunity."     Colyer was the state's longest-serving lieutenant governor but became governor January 31st when former GOP Gover...

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        A new Kansas lieutenant governor will take office Wednesday.     Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer Tuesday announced his appointment of the 41-year-old Tracey Mann --a commercial real estate broker and farmer from Salina.      Mann said in a statement he's "extremely grateful for the opportunity."     Colyer was the state's longest-serving lieutenant governor but became governor January 31st when former GOP Gover...

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  • Veteran Town Hall - March 6

    Veteran Town Hall - March 6

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 7:00 PM EST2018-02-14 00:00:48 GMT
    Fort Scott Area Veterans & Family Members Veteran Town Hall The Director of VA Eastern Kansas personally invites all Veterans and their family members from Fort Scott and surrounding area to join us for a Town Hall hosted by VA Executives and your local VA Healthcare Team. Tuesday March 6 5:00 to 6:30 Fort Scott Community College - Robery & Sylvia Bailey Hall - 2018 South Horton Directions: From 69 Highway go West on W. 23rd. Turn right onto S. Horton. Go past Ellis an...More >>
    Fort Scott Area Veterans & Family Members Veteran Town Hall The Director of VA Eastern Kansas personally invites all Veterans and their family members from Fort Scott and surrounding area to join us for a Town Hall hosted by VA Executives and your local VA Healthcare Team. Tuesday March 6 5:00 to 6:30 Fort Scott Community College - Robery & Sylvia Bailey Hall - 2018 South Horton Directions: From 69 Highway go West on W. 23rd. Turn right onto S. Horton. Go past Ellis an...More >>
  • Cherokee Co Conservation Meeting and Dinner - Feb 26

    Cherokee Co Conservation Meeting and Dinner - Feb 26

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 6:39 PM EST2018-02-13 23:39:13 GMT
    Cherokee County Conservation District's 72nd Annual Meeting & Dinner February 26, 2018 6:00 pm Columbus High School Cafeteria & Auditorium Free Dinner then a short Business Meeting including a Supervisor Election, Presentation of Conservation Awards & Door Prizes Open to the Public, No Reservations RequiredMore >>
    Cherokee County Conservation District's 72nd Annual Meeting & Dinner February 26, 2018 6:00 pm Columbus High School Cafeteria & Auditorium Free Dinner then a short Business Meeting including a Supervisor Election, Presentation of Conservation Awards & Door Prizes Open to the Public, No Reservations RequiredMore >>
  • Girard Public Library February Events

    Girard Public Library February Events

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 6:37 PM EST2018-02-13 23:37:53 GMT
    February 14th - Building Strong Readers Ages 0-5 at 10:00 am February 14th - Building Strong Readers Ages 5-11 at 2:30 pm February 21st - Building Strong Readers Ages 0-5 at 10:00 am February 21st - Building Strong Readers Ages 5-11 at 2:30 pm February 21st - Teen Time Ages 12-18 at 3:30 pm February 26th - Lego Night at 5:30 pm February 28th - Building Strong Readers Ages 0-5 at 10:00 am February 28th - Children's Movie Afternoon at 2:30 pmMore >>
    February 14th - Building Strong Readers Ages 0-5 at 10:00 am February 14th - Building Strong Readers Ages 5-11 at 2:30 pm February 21st - Building Strong Readers Ages 0-5 at 10:00 am February 21st - Building Strong Readers Ages 5-11 at 2:30 pm February 21st - Teen Time Ages 12-18 at 3:30 pm February 26th - Lego Night at 5:30 pm February 28th - Building Strong Readers Ages 0-5 at 10:00 am February 28th - Children's Movie Afternoon at 2:30 pmMore >>
  • Neosho City-Wide Garage Sale - April 6, 7

    Neosho City-Wide Garage Sale - April 6, 7

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 6:18 PM EST2018-02-13 23:18:47 GMT
    Missouri’s Largest Garage Sale Coming Soon NEOSHO, MO – The 30th Annual Missouri’s Largest Garage Sale in Neosho is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 6th and 7th.  The two-day event will begin at 7:00 a.m. each day and will be held regardless of the weather, rain or shine. The event is always a huge draw for the town and with the weather looking like it’s going to be beautiful, we are expecting even more traffic to come in.     &n...More >>
    Missouri’s Largest Garage Sale Coming Soon NEOSHO, MO – The 30th Annual Missouri’s Largest Garage Sale in Neosho is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 6th and 7th.  The two-day event will begin at 7:00 a.m. each day and will be held regardless of the weather, rain or shine. The event is always a huge draw for the town and with the weather looking like it’s going to be beautiful, we are expecting even more traffic to come in.     &n...More >>
  • Oklahoma Teacher Pay Hike Rejected

    Oklahoma Teacher Pay Hike Rejected

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 3:09 PM EST2018-02-13 20:09:30 GMT
        A bill that would have provided an across-the-board $5,000 pay raise for Oklahoma teachers has failed in the Oklahoma House.         State Representatives voted 63-35 on the bill late Monday, falling 13 votes short of the three-quarters majority needed to pass a revenue-raising measure.     The measure would have raised $581 million if fully implemented, including tax hikes on tobacco, motor fuel and energy production. &n...More >>
        A bill that would have provided an across-the-board $5,000 pay raise for Oklahoma teachers has failed in the Oklahoma House.         State Representatives voted 63-35 on the bill late Monday, falling 13 votes short of the three-quarters majority needed to pass a revenue-raising measure.     The measure would have raised $581 million if fully implemented, including tax hikes on tobacco, motor fuel and energy production. &n...More >>
  • Joplin Little Theatre 2018

    Joplin Little Theatre 2018

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 3:08 PM EST2018-02-13 20:08:40 GMT
    Feb. 14-18: Steel Magnolias March 21-25: Greater Tuna March 26 & 27 @ 7:00 pm: Shrek: The Musical auditions (performance dates May 30-June 3) Click here for more information about the productions, casts, dates, tickets and more: http://joplinlittletheatre.org/ or call 417-623-3638More >>
    Feb. 14-18: Steel Magnolias March 21-25: Greater Tuna March 26 & 27 @ 7:00 pm: Shrek: The Musical auditions (performance dates May 30-June 3) Click here for more information about the productions, casts, dates, tickets and more: http://joplinlittletheatre.org/ or call 417-623-3638More >>
  • Deportation of Kansas Chemistry Teacher Delayed Again

    Deportation of Kansas Chemistry Teacher Delayed Again

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 3:01 PM EST2018-02-13 20:01:09 GMT
            A Kansas chemistry teacher who is fighting efforts to deport him to Bangladesh was taken off a plane that was flying him back to his native country and is being held at a detention center in Hawaii.     55-year-old Syed Ahmed Jamal has lived in Kansas for 30 years.     Federal immigration officials put him on the plane Monday before an immigration panel granted a temporary stay in the case.     One of his at...More >>
            A Kansas chemistry teacher who is fighting efforts to deport him to Bangladesh was taken off a plane that was flying him back to his native country and is being held at a detention center in Hawaii.     55-year-old Syed Ahmed Jamal has lived in Kansas for 30 years.     Federal immigration officials put him on the plane Monday before an immigration panel granted a temporary stay in the case.     One of his at...More >>
  • GriefShare Support Group - Wed Mornings

    GriefShare Support Group - Wed Mornings

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 1:06 PM EST2018-02-13 18:06:24 GMT
    GriefShare, a seminar and support group for people experiencing grief and loss will be held on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.,  beginning February 21, 2018, at Countryside Christian Church, 1901 East 4th St., Pittsburg, Kansas.  GriefShare features videos by nationally recognized experts on Topics Including “Is This Normal?  Why?  and Guilt and Anger.” For more information, call 620-687-1257.More >>
    GriefShare, a seminar and support group for people experiencing grief and loss will be held on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.,  beginning February 21, 2018, at Countryside Christian Church, 1901 East 4th St., Pittsburg, Kansas.  GriefShare features videos by nationally recognized experts on Topics Including “Is This Normal?  Why?  and Guilt and Anger.” For more information, call 620-687-1257.More >>
  • Tiny Home Business Comes To Neosho

    Tiny Home Business Comes To Neosho

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 1:02 PM EST2018-02-13 18:02:19 GMT

    A business producing tiny houses will soon come to Southwest Missouri, potentially bringing more than 200 hundred jobs with it. Omega Mod Group, or OMG, announced it's chosen the former Twin Rivers Facility in Neosho to serve as the site of its production plant and corporate headquarters. OMG plans to work in conjunction with Crowder College's construction and design courses. Officials say the Neosho facility is the ideal location for the company's production plant....

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    A business producing tiny houses will soon come to Southwest Missouri, potentially bringing more than 200 hundred jobs with it. Omega Mod Group, or OMG, announced it's chosen the former Twin Rivers Facility in Neosho to serve as the site of its production plant and corporate headquarters. OMG plans to work in conjunction with Crowder College's construction and design courses. Officials say the Neosho facility is the ideal location for the company's production plant....

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  • Rainbows for Veterans - March 17

    Rainbows for Veterans - March 17

    Monday, February 12 2018 5:08 PM EST2018-02-12 22:08:41 GMT

    Neosho National Fish Hatchery's 7th Annual Rainbows for Veterans event

    Opening ceremonies begin at 9:00 am

    Free trout fishing for all veterans

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    Neosho National Fish Hatchery's 7th Annual Rainbows for Veterans event

    Opening ceremonies begin at 9:00 am

    Free trout fishing for all veterans

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  • USD 247 Kindergarten Prek Roundup - April 9, 16

    USD 247 Kindergarten Prek Roundup - April 9, 16

    Monday, February 12 2018 12:26 PM EST2018-02-12 17:26:27 GMT

    The roundups will include a free screening of speech, language, hearing, vision and other developmental tasks. Parents need to bring their child with the child’s state issued birth certificate, immunization records, and social security card to this screening. 

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    The roundups will include a free screening of speech, language, hearing, vision and other developmental tasks. Parents need to bring their child with the child’s state issued birth certificate, immunization records, and social security card to this screening. 

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  • CBCO Code Red for Blood Donations

    CBCO Code Red for Blood Donations

    Monday, February 12 2018 11:30 AM EST2018-02-12 16:30:54 GMT

    The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is under a Code Red emergency appeal for blood.  Officials say local blood needs are at their highest level since 2015.  They say weather-related school cancellations have also canceled blood drives, leaving inventories of most blood types at emergency levels.  “The combination of high utilization and lower donor response has taken a toll on our reserves,” David Montgomery, Senior Director of Donor Recruitment said..

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    The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is under a Code Red emergency appeal for blood.  Officials say local blood needs are at their highest level since 2015.  They say weather-related school cancellations have also canceled blood drives, leaving inventories of most blood types at emergency levels.  “The combination of high utilization and lower donor response has taken a toll on our reserves,” David Montgomery, Senior Director of Donor Recruitment said..

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  • Lawmaker Calls for Kansas to Add State Auditor with Conditions

    Lawmaker Calls for Kansas to Add State Auditor with Conditions

    Sunday, February 11 2018 10:25 PM EST2018-02-12 03:25:55 GMT

    A Kansas lawmaker is calling for the state to create the position of state auditor. 

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    A Kansas lawmaker is calling for the state to create the position of state auditor. 

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  • Local Church Celebrates The Vietnamese New Year

    Local Church Celebrates The Vietnamese New Year

    Sunday, February 11 2018 9:14 PM EST2018-02-12 02:14:18 GMT
    Members of the "Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix" in Carthage celebrated the new year today; that would be the Vietnamese new year. It's also known as T?t, and it's one of the biggest celebrations in Vietnamese culture. The congregation commemorated the occasion, with a family event that involved carnival games, traditional food, and raffles. They hold the event every year, which allows them to pass on their cultural traditions. Father Paul ...More >>
    Members of the "Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix" in Carthage celebrated the new year today; that would be the Vietnamese new year. It's also known as T?t, and it's one of the biggest celebrations in Vietnamese culture. The congregation commemorated the occasion, with a family event that involved carnival games, traditional food, and raffles. They hold the event every year, which allows them to pass on their cultural traditions. Father Paul ...More >>
  • Missouri National Guard to Train with Israeli Troops

    Missouri National Guard to Train with Israeli Troops

    Saturday, February 10 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-02-11 03:46:08 GMT

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens says the state's national guard members will take part in training exercises with Israeli troops.   

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    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens says the state's national guard members will take part in training exercises with Israeli troops.   

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  • More Than One Hundred People Register For The Pittsburg Polar Plunge

    More Than One Hundred People Register For The Pittsburg Polar Plunge

    Saturday, February 10 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-02-11 00:37:50 GMT
    Cold weather might keep some inside but its all part of the fun in Pittsburg. A fundraiser for the Special Olympics began this morning with a 5 K. The Polar Strut was the first of several events and was part of the law enforcement torch run.  After the run, participants got to cool down even more with the Polar Plunge. 100% of the all the money raised will go towards Special Olympics expenses such as travel and equipment. Organizers say even though the tempera...More >>
    Cold weather might keep some inside but its all part of the fun in Pittsburg. A fundraiser for the Special Olympics began this morning with a 5 K. The Polar Strut was the first of several events and was part of the law enforcement torch run.  After the run, participants got to cool down even more with the Polar Plunge. 100% of the all the money raised will go towards Special Olympics expenses such as travel and equipment. Organizers say even though the tempera...More >>
  • Carthage Suspect Wanted

    Carthage Suspect Wanted

    Friday, February 9 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-02-09 23:25:49 GMT
    Carthage police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a robbery suspect.  They got a 911 call from Pete's Convenient Store this morning (Feb 9) from an employee who told authorities he had just been robbed.  The clerk says the man demanded money.  Police have identified the suspect as 23-year-old William M. Bell of Carthage.  Authorities say Bell left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and left out the back door of the store.  Police have issued a ...More >>
    Carthage police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a robbery suspect.  They got a 911 call from Pete's Convenient Store this morning (Feb 9) from an employee who told authorities he had just been robbed.  The clerk says the man demanded money.  Police have identified the suspect as 23-year-old William M. Bell of Carthage.  Authorities say Bell left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and left out the back door of the store.  Police have issued a ...More >>
  • SEK Man Charged With Rape

    SEK Man Charged With Rape

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-02-09 22:58:41 GMT

    39-year-old David Matthew DeClue of Columbus, KS appeared in court this afternoon.  He's charged with rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.  Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigators executed a search warrant at his home.  They allege that DeClue engaged in sexual acts with a minor child in 2014 to 2015.  The court set his bond at $100,000 cash or professional surety with conditions including no contact with minors.

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    39-year-old David Matthew DeClue of Columbus, KS appeared in court this afternoon.  He's charged with rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.  Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigators executed a search warrant at his home.  They allege that DeClue engaged in sexual acts with a minor child in 2014 to 2015.  The court set his bond at $100,000 cash or professional surety with conditions including no contact with minors.

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  • New Kansas Websites Aim To Promote Government Accountability

    New Kansas Websites Aim To Promote Government Accountability

    Friday, February 9 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-02-09 21:44:14 GMT
        New Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer says the state will launch two new accountability websites aimed at promoting government transparency.     Colyer signed an executive order requiring state agencies to set performance goals and develop ways to measure their progress toward meeting them so that the information can be available online. The order calls for the state to have a website posting the information within four months.     Another ex...More >>
        New Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer says the state will launch two new accountability websites aimed at promoting government transparency.     Colyer signed an executive order requiring state agencies to set performance goals and develop ways to measure their progress toward meeting them so that the information can be available online. The order calls for the state to have a website posting the information within four months.     Another ex...More >>
  • Student Disciplined for Racial Poster

    Student Disciplined for Racial Poster

    Friday, February 9 2018 4:28 PM EST2018-02-09 21:28:51 GMT
    Superintendent Ron Mitchell with the East Newton School District in Granby, MO says a student has been disciplined after holding up a sign with a racial slur on it. A photo of the student and sign has been shared on social media and is raising some concern. Mitchell says the school is not going to tolerate something like this. The school isn't allowed to talk about specific discipline action, but Mitchell says they did follow procedure and disciplined the student. Mitchell be...More >>
    Superintendent Ron Mitchell with the East Newton School District in Granby, MO says a student has been disciplined after holding up a sign with a racial slur on it. A photo of the student and sign has been shared on social media and is raising some concern. Mitchell says the school is not going to tolerate something like this. The school isn't allowed to talk about specific discipline action, but Mitchell says they did follow procedure and disciplined the student. Mitchell be...More >>
  • Joplin Recovery Projects Meetings - Feb 21,22

    Joplin Recovery Projects Meetings - Feb 21,22

    Friday, February 9 2018 4:22 PM EST2018-02-09 21:22:20 GMT

    The City of Joplin invites the public to discuss two upcoming neighborhood projects in the tornado recovery area. The first public meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21st from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Joplin Public Library (1901 East 20th Street). Officials say the discussion and exhibits will focus on the area of 20th to 26th Streets and Main to Indiana Avenue. The second public meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22nd from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Blendville Christian...

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    The City of Joplin invites the public to discuss two upcoming neighborhood projects in the tornado recovery area. The first public meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21st from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Joplin Public Library (1901 East 20th Street). Officials say the discussion and exhibits will focus on the area of 20th to 26th Streets and Main to Indiana Avenue. The second public meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22nd from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Blendville Christian...

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  • Barry Co Fatal Crash

    Barry Co Fatal Crash

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:03 PM EST2018-02-09 17:03:18 GMT
    A Golden, MO woman loses her life in a crash. The Missouri Highway Patrol says it happened Thursday (Feb 8) just before 7:00 p.m. in Barry County.  43-year-old Danette J. Stillwell was traveling on State Route J about one mile north of Golden when she drove off the road and hit a tree.  Authorities say she wasn't wearing a seat belt.  She later died at Mercy Hospital in Berryville, AR. This is Troop D's 11th fatality of 2018.More >>
    A Golden, MO woman loses her life in a crash. The Missouri Highway Patrol says it happened Thursday (Feb 8) just before 7:00 p.m. in Barry County.  43-year-old Danette J. Stillwell was traveling on State Route J about one mile north of Golden when she drove off the road and hit a tree.  Authorities say she wasn't wearing a seat belt.  She later died at Mercy Hospital in Berryville, AR. This is Troop D's 11th fatality of 2018.More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-9

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-9

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:52 AM EST2018-02-09 16:52:26 GMT
    JOPLIN HUMAN TRAFFICKING Joplin police serve three different search warrants as part of an on-going human trafficking investigation.  Those warrants were served at the Asian Foot and Table Massage Center on South Main, a massage parlor at 500 East 32nd and another on East 32nd at a strip mall.  Authorities tell us Life Choices and Rapha House assisted in these investigations. TAX LEVY MEETING Cherokee County, Kansas commissioners hold a public meeting night over a pr...More >>
    JOPLIN HUMAN TRAFFICKING Joplin police serve three different search warrants as part of an on-going human trafficking investigation.  Those warrants were served at the Asian Foot and Table Massage Center on South Main, a massage parlor at 500 East 32nd and another on East 32nd at a strip mall.  Authorities tell us Life Choices and Rapha House assisted in these investigations. TAX LEVY MEETING Cherokee County, Kansas commissioners hold a public meeting night over a pr...More >>
  • Jasper Co Fatal Crash

    Jasper Co Fatal Crash

    Friday, February 9 2018 1:37 PM EST2018-02-09 18:37:43 GMT

    A Jasper, MO woman has died in a crash. The Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D responded to the crash on Thursday (Feb 8).  It happened just after 5:00 p.m. in Jasper County about four miles north of Carthage.  Authorities say 68-year-old Vicky A. Myers was driving on I-49 when she went off the road, hit a guard rail and overturned. 

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    A Jasper, MO woman has died in a crash. The Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D responded to the crash on Thursday (Feb 8).  It happened just after 5:00 p.m. in Jasper County about four miles north of Carthage.  Authorities say 68-year-old Vicky A. Myers was driving on I-49 when she went off the road, hit a guard rail and overturned. 

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  • Oklahoma Flu Deaths Near Record

    Oklahoma Flu Deaths Near Record

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:52 PM EST2018-02-09 03:52:28 GMT
        The death toll from influenza in Oklahoma this season is approaching a record.     Oklahoma Department of Health spokesman Tony Sellars said Thursday Oklahoma has recorded 129 influenza deaths since September first.     The record of 130 was set during last year's flu season.     Health officials say the elderly are among the most vulnerable.     Among Oklahoma patients who've died of influenza this season,...More >>
        The death toll from influenza in Oklahoma this season is approaching a record.     Oklahoma Department of Health spokesman Tony Sellars said Thursday Oklahoma has recorded 129 influenza deaths since September first.     The record of 130 was set during last year's flu season.     Health officials say the elderly are among the most vulnerable.     Among Oklahoma patients who've died of influenza this season,...More >>
  • MSSU Nixon Hall Construction Begins

    MSSU Nixon Hall Construction Begins

    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:55 PM EST2018-02-08 23:55:24 GMT

    Construction begins on Nixon Hall at Missouri Southern.  The new building will serve as the new home for the mathematic's program. The attached video shows MSSU officials honoring Gov. Nixon.  The university's Board of Governors voted unanimously to name the building in his name. Crossland Construction is overseeing the project.  Nixon Hall will be a 20,000 square foot, three story facility.  It will be located on the south side of Reynolds.  University...

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    Construction begins on Nixon Hall at Missouri Southern.  The new building will serve as the new home for the mathematic's program. The attached video shows MSSU officials honoring Gov. Nixon.  The university's Board of Governors voted unanimously to name the building in his name. Crossland Construction is overseeing the project.  Nixon Hall will be a 20,000 square foot, three story facility.  It will be located on the south side of Reynolds.  University...

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  • Grain Bin Safety Week Contest

    Grain Bin Safety Week Contest

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:32 PM EST2018-02-08 20:32:26 GMT
    Specialty Risk Insurance Partners with Nationwide and Local Fire Departments to Protect Grain Bin Workers with Fifth Annual Safety Contest The contest helps save lives with grain bin rescue tubes and essential training Grain Bin Safety Week | February 18 - 24, 2018 Carthage, Mo. – Each year, farmers risk their lives when they enter large grain bins to remove clumped or rotting grain while machinery is still running. Much like quicksand, flowing grain can bury a worker wit...More >>
    Specialty Risk Insurance Partners with Nationwide and Local Fire Departments to Protect Grain Bin Workers with Fifth Annual Safety Contest The contest helps save lives with grain bin rescue tubes and essential training Grain Bin Safety Week | February 18 - 24, 2018 Carthage, Mo. – Each year, farmers risk their lives when they enter large grain bins to remove clumped or rotting grain while machinery is still running. Much like quicksand, flowing grain can bury a worker wit...More >>
  • Ozark Festival Orchestra concert - Feb 18

    Ozark Festival Orchestra concert - Feb 18

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:24 PM EST2018-02-08 20:24:02 GMT

    OZARK FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA YOUNG ARTISTS SOLOIST SHOWCASE CONCERT FEB. 18                         ...

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    OZARK FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA YOUNG ARTISTS SOLOIST SHOWCASE CONCERT FEB. 18                         ...

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  • Kids Help Fire Department and Pets

    Kids Help Fire Department and Pets

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:32 PM EST2018-02-08 20:32:54 GMT

    Four State sisters help equip a local fire department with the ability to save the lives of pets exposed to smoke or other airborne toxins. The special delivery of pet oxygen masks was received Wednesday (Feb 7). 11-year-old Natalie Brueggemann and her sister 9-year-old Naomi Brueggemann got the idea after fire prevention week in Pittsburg. It got them wondering about whether firefighters rescue dogs and cats too. Officials say while firefighters prioritize human life first, they al...

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    Four State sisters help equip a local fire department with the ability to save the lives of pets exposed to smoke or other airborne toxins. The special delivery of pet oxygen masks was received Wednesday (Feb 7). 11-year-old Natalie Brueggemann and her sister 9-year-old Naomi Brueggemann got the idea after fire prevention week in Pittsburg. It got them wondering about whether firefighters rescue dogs and cats too. Officials say while firefighters prioritize human life first, they al...

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  • National Burn Awareness Week

    National Burn Awareness Week

    Thursday, February 8 2018 1:41 PM EST2018-02-08 18:41:38 GMT
    It's National Burn Awareness Week (Feb 4-10).   According to the Kansas State Fire Marshal, fire is just one cause of burn to children.  Burns are also caused by hot metal objects, hot liquids, fireworks and stoves/ovens. Safe Kids Kansas and the Office of the State Fire Marshal give these tips to prevent burns: 1. Adjust your water heater to prevent accidental scalding (set it to 120 degrees F) 2. Don't carry or hold a child while cooking 3. Use the back burners of your ...More >>
    It's National Burn Awareness Week (Feb 4-10).   According to the Kansas State Fire Marshal, fire is just one cause of burn to children.  Burns are also caused by hot metal objects, hot liquids, fireworks and stoves/ovens. Safe Kids Kansas and the Office of the State Fire Marshal give these tips to prevent burns: 1. Adjust your water heater to prevent accidental scalding (set it to 120 degrees F) 2. Don't carry or hold a child while cooking 3. Use the back burners of your ...More >>
  • Korean BBQ Beef

    Korean BBQ Beef

    Thursday, February 8 2018 1:34 PM EST2018-02-08 18:34:45 GMT
    Have you ever heard of "bulgogi"? It's also known as Korean BBQ Beef and it's amazing! That's because the beef marinates in a flavor-packed mixture before it's cooked in a pan along with a few veggies. Give this a try when you're craving a change-of-pace beef dinner!   What You'll Need 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 small red apple, grated 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon bl...More >>
    Have you ever heard of "bulgogi"? It's also known as Korean BBQ Beef and it's amazing! That's because the beef marinates in a flavor-packed mixture before it's cooked in a pan along with a few veggies. Give this a try when you're craving a change-of-pace beef dinner!   What You'll Need 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 small red apple, grated 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon bl...More >>
  • Gateway Arch Bill Moves Forward

    Gateway Arch Bill Moves Forward

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:46 AM EST2018-02-08 15:46:58 GMT
    Lawmakers pass legislation to rename the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial as the Gateway Arch National Park. Missouri U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill proposed the bill which they say will better highlight the park's central feature, the Arch, and make it more immediately recognizable. In 1935, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was designated as a national memorial by Executive Order. Executive Order. The Gateway Arch was designed by Finnish-American architec...More >>
    Lawmakers pass legislation to rename the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial as the Gateway Arch National Park. Missouri U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill proposed the bill which they say will better highlight the park's central feature, the Arch, and make it more immediately recognizable. In 1935, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was designated as a national memorial by Executive Order. Executive Order. The Gateway Arch was designed by Finnish-American architec...More >>
  • Kansas Governor Calls For Phased In School Funding Hike

    Kansas Governor Calls For Phased In School Funding Hike

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:39 AM EST2018-02-08 05:39:10 GMT
        New Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer told legislators Wednesday that he wants to phase in an increase in spending on public schools without raising taxes, but he did not set a figure for the increase.     The Republican governor addressed a joint session of the House and Senate in his first major policy speech since taking office last week.     The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in October the state's education funding of more than $4 billion a ...More >>
        New Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer told legislators Wednesday that he wants to phase in an increase in spending on public schools without raising taxes, but he did not set a figure for the increase.     The Republican governor addressed a joint session of the House and Senate in his first major policy speech since taking office last week.     The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in October the state's education funding of more than $4 billion a ...More >>
  • Missouri Lawmakers Consider Abortion Bill

    Missouri Lawmakers Consider Abortion Bill

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:25 AM EST2018-02-08 05:25:27 GMT
         Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation that would put tighter restrictions on abortions.     The Missouri House Wednesday gave initial approval to the bill requiring both custodial parents to receive notice when a minor is seeking an abortion.     The bill would expand Missouri's current law that requires the written consent of one parent or guardian before girls younger than 18 can have abortions.     The bill w...More >>
         Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation that would put tighter restrictions on abortions.     The Missouri House Wednesday gave initial approval to the bill requiring both custodial parents to receive notice when a minor is seeking an abortion.     The bill would expand Missouri's current law that requires the written consent of one parent or guardian before girls younger than 18 can have abortions.     The bill w...More >>
  • Former School District Employee Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

    Former School District Employee Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

    Thursday, February 8 2018 11:08 AM EST2018-02-08 16:08:34 GMT

    A former Jasper School District bookkeeper has plead guilty to embezzling more than $145,000 from the district. 55-year-old Karla Justice from Columbus, Kansas admitted to stealing the money from the district between September of 2013 to September of 2016. The money came from payments authorities say she authorized to herself, as well as fraudulent retirement, Social Security and Medicare contributions. The investigation also discovered she payed herself in checks and E-checks to...

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    A former Jasper School District bookkeeper has plead guilty to embezzling more than $145,000 from the district. 55-year-old Karla Justice from Columbus, Kansas admitted to stealing the money from the district between September of 2013 to September of 2016. The money came from payments authorities say she authorized to herself, as well as fraudulent retirement, Social Security and Medicare contributions. The investigation also discovered she payed herself in checks and E-checks to...

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  • Two Kansas Roofing Companies Ordered To Pay Restitution

    Two Kansas Roofing Companies Ordered To Pay Restitution

    Thursday, February 8 2018 11:47 AM EST2018-02-08 16:47:35 GMT

    The Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced that his office has settled a a lawsuit against a Pittsburg area roofer. Prosecutors say Frank "Joe"  R. Corder doing business as FRC Construction was contracted and paid to perform roofing jobs in Bourbon and Crawford county, but never did the work. Corder agreed last week to pay $4,800 in restitution to the client. Schmidt also announced that a Lawrence, Kansas contractor has been banned from performing roofing...

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    The Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced that his office has settled a a lawsuit against a Pittsburg area roofer. Prosecutors say Frank "Joe"  R. Corder doing business as FRC Construction was contracted and paid to perform roofing jobs in Bourbon and Crawford county, but never did the work. Corder agreed last week to pay $4,800 in restitution to the client. Schmidt also announced that a Lawrence, Kansas contractor has been banned from performing roofing...

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  • Pittsburg Dillons Robbery

    Pittsburg Dillons Robbery

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 4:35 PM EST2018-02-07 21:35:04 GMT

    Pittsburg Police are investigating a robbery at the Dillons grocery store. They responded to the store Tuesday (Feb 6) at around 5:34 pm. Surveillance footage showed a person wearing a black motorcycle helmet, a tan and white coat, dark slacks and dark gloves approaching the store from the south on foot and entering Dillons. Authorities say he filled up a grocery cart and went to the customer service desk to check out. That's when police say he removed one of his gloves, reached ...

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    Pittsburg Police are investigating a robbery at the Dillons grocery store. They responded to the store Tuesday (Feb 6) at around 5:34 pm. Surveillance footage showed a person wearing a black motorcycle helmet, a tan and white coat, dark slacks and dark gloves approaching the store from the south on foot and entering Dillons. Authorities say he filled up a grocery cart and went to the customer service desk to check out. That's when police say he removed one of his gloves, reached ...

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  • Crawford Co Conservation Dist Annual Meeting - Feb 17

    Crawford Co Conservation Dist Annual Meeting - Feb 17

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 2:10 PM EST2018-02-07 19:10:12 GMT
    The Crawford County Conservation District's Annual Meeting will be held February 17th at the Girard High School Cafeteria at 6:00 pm. A dinner will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 with a short business meeting to follow.More >>
    The Crawford County Conservation District's Annual Meeting will be held February 17th at the Girard High School Cafeteria at 6:00 pm. A dinner will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 with a short business meeting to follow.More >>
  • Local Police & FBI Bank Casing Arrest

    Local Police & FBI Bank Casing Arrest

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 5:43 PM EST2018-02-07 22:43:39 GMT

    Joplin Detectives work with the FBI to arrest a suspect who was acting suspiciously around local banks and might be involved in a Tulsa bank robbery.

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    Joplin Detectives work with the FBI to arrest a suspect who was acting suspiciously around local banks and might be involved in a Tulsa bank robbery.

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  • Authorities Finally Identify Remains Found Near Missouri/Arkansas Line

    Authorities Finally Identify Remains Found Near Missouri/Arkansas Line

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 12:26 AM EST2018-02-07 05:26:43 GMT
        Nearly 40 years after the remains of a man and woman were discovered near the Missouri-Arkansas state line, investigators finally know who they were.     Police have identified the remains as those of a Michigan couple.     The remains of James Hendricks, of Flint, were found in Missouri in June 1978. The remains of his girlfriend, Kimberlin Mills, of Millington, were discovered 12 miles away in Arkansas.     Michigan Sta...More >>
        Nearly 40 years after the remains of a man and woman were discovered near the Missouri-Arkansas state line, investigators finally know who they were.     Police have identified the remains as those of a Michigan couple.     The remains of James Hendricks, of Flint, were found in Missouri in June 1978. The remains of his girlfriend, Kimberlin Mills, of Millington, were discovered 12 miles away in Arkansas.     Michigan Sta...More >>
  • Attorney Claims Grand Jury Is Investigating Greitens Case

    Attorney Claims Grand Jury Is Investigating Greitens Case

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 12:15 AM EST2018-02-07 05:15:21 GMT
       The attorney for the man whose wife had an affair with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens says a grand jury is investigating the case.     Attorney Al Watkins says a subpoena issued this week calls for his client to testify before a grand jury in St. Louis.      Greitens' attorney, Jim Bennett, says neither he nor Greitens has been contacted by law enforcement seeking information on the governor.     Last month, Greitens admi...More >>
       The attorney for the man whose wife had an affair with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens says a grand jury is investigating the case.     Attorney Al Watkins says a subpoena issued this week calls for his client to testify before a grand jury in St. Louis.      Greitens' attorney, Jim Bennett, says neither he nor Greitens has been contacted by law enforcement seeking information on the governor.     Last month, Greitens admi...More >>
  • Some Missouri Veterans Home Workers Fear Reporting Problems

    Some Missouri Veterans Home Workers Fear Reporting Problems

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 12:08 AM EST2018-02-07 05:08:44 GMT
         A new report says some staff members at veterans homes in Missouri feared retaliation if they spoke out about problems.     Governor Eric Greitens on Tuesday released findings from an investigation that began after problems came to light at the veterans home in St. Louis.     The nursing home consultant Harmony Healthcare International examined Missouri's six other veterans homes.     The report says Missouri veterans ho...More >>
         A new report says some staff members at veterans homes in Missouri feared retaliation if they spoke out about problems.     Governor Eric Greitens on Tuesday released findings from an investigation that began after problems came to light at the veterans home in St. Louis.     The nursing home consultant Harmony Healthcare International examined Missouri's six other veterans homes.     The report says Missouri veterans ho...More >>
  • Oklahoma Could Permit Optometrist Offices In Stores

    Oklahoma Could Permit Optometrist Offices In Stores

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 11:58 PM EST2018-02-07 04:58:32 GMT
        Optometrists might be permitted to operate inside Oklahoma stores.     The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a petition that seeks to allow the practice meets the requirements of the state constitution.     The state's highest court rejected a challenge to the petition filed by the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. The group alleged in a lawsuit that the proposal amounts to "logrolling," or combining several topics into...More >>
        Optometrists might be permitted to operate inside Oklahoma stores.     The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a petition that seeks to allow the practice meets the requirements of the state constitution.     The state's highest court rejected a challenge to the petition filed by the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. The group alleged in a lawsuit that the proposal amounts to "logrolling," or combining several topics into...More >>
  • Sexual Harassment Training Ordered For Thousands of Kansas State Workers

    Sexual Harassment Training Ordered For Thousands of Kansas State Workers

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-02-07 04:51:39 GMT
        All employees and interns working for Kansas executive branch agencies will be required to undergo annual sexual harassment training.     Governor Jeff Colyer signed an executive order putting the policy it into effect. It applies to roughly 20,000 state government employees who work for departments or agencies under the governor's direct control.         The Kansas executive branch has not had a single anti-harassme...More >>
        All employees and interns working for Kansas executive branch agencies will be required to undergo annual sexual harassment training.     Governor Jeff Colyer signed an executive order putting the policy it into effect. It applies to roughly 20,000 state government employees who work for departments or agencies under the governor's direct control.         The Kansas executive branch has not had a single anti-harassme...More >>
  • James River Church Joplin Campus

    James River Church Joplin Campus

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 6:14 PM EST2018-02-06 23:14:25 GMT
    Victory Ministry and Sports Complex in Joplin will soon house something new. It will be the temporary Joplin campus for the James River Church in Springfield. It will be the church's first campus launched outside of Springfield. Services will take place on Sundays and Wednesdays. An interest meeting will be held this Sunday in Springfield from 3 to 4 pm at its west campus (3953 W. Farm Rd 168, Springfield). Officials have not yet released when they will begin services in Joplin.  More >>
    Victory Ministry and Sports Complex in Joplin will soon house something new. It will be the temporary Joplin campus for the James River Church in Springfield. It will be the church's first campus launched outside of Springfield. Services will take place on Sundays and Wednesdays. An interest meeting will be held this Sunday in Springfield from 3 to 4 pm at its west campus (3953 W. Farm Rd 168, Springfield). Officials have not yet released when they will begin services in Joplin.  More >>
  • Carpino TIME Award

    Carpino TIME Award

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 4:18 PM EST2018-02-06 21:18:36 GMT
    A local car dealer has won national recognition for community service.   The nomination of Mike Carpino, dealer principal at Mike Carpino Ford in Columbus, Kansas, for the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME. Carpino is one of a select group of 47 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association's 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 23, 2018. The announcement of this year's nominees wa...More >>
    A local car dealer has won national recognition for community service.   The nomination of Mike Carpino, dealer principal at Mike Carpino Ford in Columbus, Kansas, for the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME. Carpino is one of a select group of 47 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association's 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 23, 2018. The announcement of this year's nominees wa...More >>
  • Neosho Job Fair - Feb 22

    Neosho Job Fair - Feb 22

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-02-06 20:49:49 GMT
    Neosho Job Fair to Assist Talbot Wire Products Transition and all area job seekers GROW NEOSHO, the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Neosho and presenting sponsor, Express Employment Professionals, announce a special NEOSHO JOB FAIR to be held on February 22nd at THE CIVIC (109 Main Street) from 12:00-4:00 p.m. This special job fair, which is open to all applicants, will assist the transition of employees from Talbot Industries to other area employers. "While the cl...More >>
    Neosho Job Fair to Assist Talbot Wire Products Transition and all area job seekers GROW NEOSHO, the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Neosho and presenting sponsor, Express Employment Professionals, announce a special NEOSHO JOB FAIR to be held on February 22nd at THE CIVIC (109 Main Street) from 12:00-4:00 p.m. This special job fair, which is open to all applicants, will assist the transition of employees from Talbot Industries to other area employers. "While the cl...More >>
  • New Neodesha Police Chief

    New Neodesha Police Chief

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 3:35 PM EST2018-02-06 20:35:08 GMT

    Congratulations to Sam Tomlinson on his promotion! The Neodesha City Commission has selected him as the new Chief of Police. Tomlinson has been with the city's Police Department since 2004.

    Former Police Chief Danny Thayer retired last month after 23 years with the city.

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    Congratulations to Sam Tomlinson on his promotion! The Neodesha City Commission has selected him as the new Chief of Police. Tomlinson has been with the city's Police Department since 2004.

    Former Police Chief Danny Thayer retired last month after 23 years with the city.

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  • Convicted Conspirator Sues President

    Convicted Conspirator Sues President

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 1:47 PM EST2018-02-06 18:47:21 GMT

    Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in the U.S. in connection with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is suing President Trump. The 49-year-old attended flight school in Oklahoma before the attacks. He left Oklahoma for Minnesota in 2001 and was in custody when 19 hijackers carried out the attacks. Moussaoui pleaded guilty in 2005 to conspiring with the hijackers to kill Americans and is serving a life prison sentence at the Supermax federal penitentiary in Florence, Colorado...

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    Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in the U.S. in connection with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is suing President Trump. The 49-year-old attended flight school in Oklahoma before the attacks. He left Oklahoma for Minnesota in 2001 and was in custody when 19 hijackers carried out the attacks. Moussaoui pleaded guilty in 2005 to conspiring with the hijackers to kill Americans and is serving a life prison sentence at the Supermax federal penitentiary in Florence, Colorado...

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  • OK State of the State

    OK State of the State

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 11:40 AM EST2018-02-06 16:40:50 GMT
    Republican Gov. Mary Fallin delivered her eighth and final State of the State address on Monday (Feb. 5). In her speech she spoke about a series of tax increases and policy changes included in the "Step Up Oklahoma" plan she endorsed. New House Minority Leader Rep. Steve Kouplen says it "needs to be tweaked". Some Democratic support would be needed to pass any tax increase in the House. Democrats want to see the restoration of the state's individual income tax...More >>
    Republican Gov. Mary Fallin delivered her eighth and final State of the State address on Monday (Feb. 5). In her speech she spoke about a series of tax increases and policy changes included in the "Step Up Oklahoma" plan she endorsed. New House Minority Leader Rep. Steve Kouplen says it "needs to be tweaked". Some Democratic support would be needed to pass any tax increase in the House. Democrats want to see the restoration of the state's individual income tax...More >>
  • Watered Gardens Permit

    Watered Gardens Permit

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 11:11 AM EST2018-02-06 16:11:47 GMT
    The Washington Hope Center, at 1112 E. Second Street in Joplin, is closer to getting new life. The City Council voted to approve a first and second reading for a special use permit for Watered Gardens Gospel Mission. Watered Gardens plans to open a new shelter for women and children in need. They will be able to shelter eight people overnight. Watered Gardens officials say there will be security measures including motion sensors, cameras, maglock doors and a single poin...More >>
    The Washington Hope Center, at 1112 E. Second Street in Joplin, is closer to getting new life. The City Council voted to approve a first and second reading for a special use permit for Watered Gardens Gospel Mission. Watered Gardens plans to open a new shelter for women and children in need. They will be able to shelter eight people overnight. Watered Gardens officials say there will be security measures including motion sensors, cameras, maglock doors and a single poin...More >>
  • KDOT Prepares For More Winter Weather

    KDOT Prepares For More Winter Weather

    Monday, February 5 2018 7:54 PM EST2018-02-06 00:54:13 GMT
    With more winter weather on the way, KDOT crews are working to stay ahead of potentially hazardous road conditions. The area superintendent tells us that if things get bad, crews will be working all night long to treat roads. They hope to have about two dozen trucks working in the Pittsburg area. Area superintendent Wayne Nelson says, "In the Pittsburg area we have at any one time, I could have twenty-twenty four trucks out.  We just do the highways. We do an...More >>
    With more winter weather on the way, KDOT crews are working to stay ahead of potentially hazardous road conditions. The area superintendent tells us that if things get bad, crews will be working all night long to treat roads. They hope to have about two dozen trucks working in the Pittsburg area. Area superintendent Wayne Nelson says, "In the Pittsburg area we have at any one time, I could have twenty-twenty four trucks out.  We just do the highways. We do an...More >>
  • Joplin Salvation Army Programs

    Joplin Salvation Army Programs

    Monday, February 5 2018 6:27 PM EST2018-02-05 23:27:16 GMT
    The Joplin Salvation Army reminds residents that while they do offer a place for people to get warm, it's not open overnight. We sat down with Major Becky Sterns who says it's a matter of money and manpower. She says they used to be an overnight shelter but due to reduced funding they had to stop. Sterns says they would have to hire more staff and don't have the money to do that. They're also not set up as a place for people to sleep. The Joplin Salvation Army is planning a new progr...More >>
    The Joplin Salvation Army reminds residents that while they do offer a place for people to get warm, it's not open overnight. We sat down with Major Becky Sterns who says it's a matter of money and manpower. She says they used to be an overnight shelter but due to reduced funding they had to stop. Sterns says they would have to hire more staff and don't have the money to do that. They're also not set up as a place for people to sleep. The Joplin Salvation Army is planning a new progr...More >>
  • Carthage Artists of the Year

    Carthage Artists of the Year

    Monday, February 5 2018 5:10 PM EST2018-02-05 22:10:09 GMT

    Local artists are recognized at the Carthage Chamber of Commerce Banquet.  Sixteen artCentral artists were collectively honored as the city's "2017 Artist of the Year".  William Sutter, the 2016 recipient of the award, made the presentation.  Alice Lynn Greenwood-Mathé, artCentral director/curator, and David Greenwood-Mathé, artCentral prepitor, accepted the award on behalf of the team. The recipients are Alexandra Burnside, Teri Y. Diggs, Eliza...

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    Local artists are recognized at the Carthage Chamber of Commerce Banquet.  Sixteen artCentral artists were collectively honored as the city's "2017 Artist of the Year".  William Sutter, the 2016 recipient of the award, made the presentation.  Alice Lynn Greenwood-Mathé, artCentral director/curator, and David Greenwood-Mathé, artCentral prepitor, accepted the award on behalf of the team. The recipients are Alexandra Burnside, Teri Y. Diggs, Eliza...

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  • Parsons Police Investigate Shots Fired

    Parsons Police Investigate Shots Fired

    Monday, February 5 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-02-05 17:59:49 GMT

    The Parsons Police Department follows up on leads in a shots fired investigation. Authorities found two intended targets, who were not injured, and arrested two suspects.

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    The Parsons Police Department follows up on leads in a shots fired investigation. Authorities found two intended targets, who were not injured, and arrested two suspects.

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  • Fundraiser to Support Local School Teacher's Fight With Cancer

    Fundraiser to Support Local School Teacher's Fight With Cancer

    Saturday, February 3 2018 9:01 PM EST2018-02-04 02:01:40 GMT
      Five Alarm athletics gathered the community together this morning to support a local elementary school teacher in her fight with cancer. "She's inspired an entire community. Both in our kids programs ad our adult programs. The always be kind has definitely not been lost. It's inspired an entire community." says Josh Brinkley from Five Alarm Athletics. His coworker is Angie's son. Third grade teacher, Angie Douthit is battling stage four lung cancer. Around 50 peopl...More >>
      Five Alarm athletics gathered the community together this morning to support a local elementary school teacher in her fight with cancer. "She's inspired an entire community. Both in our kids programs ad our adult programs. The always be kind has definitely not been lost. It's inspired an entire community." says Josh Brinkley from Five Alarm Athletics. His coworker is Angie's son. Third grade teacher, Angie Douthit is battling stage four lung cancer. Around 50 peopl...More >>
  • Pittsburg Kids Hold A Garage Sale

    Pittsburg Kids Hold A Garage Sale

    Saturday, February 3 2018 5:06 PM EST2018-02-03 22:06:20 GMT
    Local kids got the chance to get rid of some old toys and make some extra cash on the side. Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department hosted the popular Kids Garage Sale at the Lincoln Center. It cost families eight dollars to set up a table to sell from and the kids get to keep all the money they make. Nearly 200 people turned-out to find great deals on some second-hand toys and clothes which organizers say can be expensive to buy from retail stores. According to Parks and Recr...More >>
    Local kids got the chance to get rid of some old toys and make some extra cash on the side. Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department hosted the popular Kids Garage Sale at the Lincoln Center. It cost families eight dollars to set up a table to sell from and the kids get to keep all the money they make. Nearly 200 people turned-out to find great deals on some second-hand toys and clothes which organizers say can be expensive to buy from retail stores. According to Parks and Recr...More >>
  • Ozark Christian College Expands Its Chapel

    Ozark Christian College Expands Its Chapel

    Friday, February 2 2018 9:21 PM EST2018-02-03 02:21:08 GMT
    Joplin's Ozark Christian College today celebrated an expansion. 10 months of hard work culminated in a ribbon-cutting, marking the opening of the school's larger chapel. The $1.6 million project added some bathrooms and increased the size of the sanctuary by 200 seats. Officials tells us enrollment hasn't increased, but the number of people coming to campus for events has. The president of Ozark Christian College, Matt Proctor says. "This expansion to our col...More >>
    Joplin's Ozark Christian College today celebrated an expansion. 10 months of hard work culminated in a ribbon-cutting, marking the opening of the school's larger chapel. The $1.6 million project added some bathrooms and increased the size of the sanctuary by 200 seats. Officials tells us enrollment hasn't increased, but the number of people coming to campus for events has. The president of Ozark Christian College, Matt Proctor says. "This expansion to our col...More >>
  • Pittsburg Broadway Closure

    Pittsburg Broadway Closure

    Friday, February 2 2018 9:04 PM EST2018-02-03 02:04:05 GMT

    Parts of Broadway will be closed starting Monday, Feb. 5th.  Crews will be doing utility work related to the Block 22 Project. On Monday (2/5) all four lanes of the 500 Block of North Broadway will be closed. They hope to reopen the southbound lanes on Tuesday morning (2/6), but the northbound lanes will still be closed through Thursday evening (2/8). Drivers will need to take the detours on either Locust or Pine Street.  Parking will also be limited. Signage will ...

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    Parts of Broadway will be closed starting Monday, Feb. 5th.  Crews will be doing utility work related to the Block 22 Project. On Monday (2/5) all four lanes of the 500 Block of North Broadway will be closed. They hope to reopen the southbound lanes on Tuesday morning (2/6), but the northbound lanes will still be closed through Thursday evening (2/8). Drivers will need to take the detours on either Locust or Pine Street.  Parking will also be limited. Signage will ...

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  • Burn Permit Fee moves to $10

    Burn Permit Fee moves to $10

    Friday, February 2 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-02-02 22:15:20 GMT
    The City reminds residents that the Burn Fee Permit fee is now $10, effective February 1, 2018. This recent change from the original $5 fee is part of the City’s User Fee review that occurred following the City Council’s budget work session in fall 2017. User fees are fees for services for specific users, and should recover most of the related cost of providing the service, so general taxes are not supporting services for specific users. Under Hancock provisions, the City ...More >>
    The City reminds residents that the Burn Fee Permit fee is now $10, effective February 1, 2018. This recent change from the original $5 fee is part of the City’s User Fee review that occurred following the City Council’s budget work session in fall 2017. User fees are fees for services for specific users, and should recover most of the related cost of providing the service, so general taxes are not supporting services for specific users. Under Hancock provisions, the City ...More >>
  • Treasurer Schmitt holds Facebook Live Townhall to discuss the recent expansion of the MOST 529 program

    Treasurer Schmitt holds Facebook Live Townhall to discuss the recent expansion of the MOST 529 program

    Friday, February 2 2018 5:13 PM EST2018-02-02 22:13:10 GMT
    Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt held a Facebook Live Townhall on Thursday to discuss the recent expansion of Missouri’s MOST 529 Savings Plan. The event included a discussion about what the changes mean for Missouri families, how the plan can be utilized and how to sign up for an account. The full video is available here: http://bit.ly/2BOFNUW MOST 529 is a tax-advantaged program that empowers Missouri families to save for a child’s K-12 tuition and other qualified...More >>
    Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt held a Facebook Live Townhall on Thursday to discuss the recent expansion of Missouri’s MOST 529 Savings Plan. The event included a discussion about what the changes mean for Missouri families, how the plan can be utilized and how to sign up for an account. The full video is available here: http://bit.ly/2BOFNUW MOST 529 is a tax-advantaged program that empowers Missouri families to save for a child’s K-12 tuition and other qualified...More >>
  • OK Attorney Who Negotiated Plea Deal in Rape Case Resigns

    OK Attorney Who Negotiated Plea Deal in Rape Case Resigns

    Friday, February 2 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-02-02 06:15:52 GMT
        An Oklahoma assistant prosecutor has resigned after negotiating a plea deal that gave probation to a man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl.     Murray County Oklahoma assistant DA David Pyle said he didn't insist on prison because the defendant was legally blind.       Instead, 36-year-old defendant Benjamin Lawrence Petty was sentenced to 15 years' probation after pleading guilty to first-degree rape and other charges.  &n...More >>
        An Oklahoma assistant prosecutor has resigned after negotiating a plea deal that gave probation to a man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl.     Murray County Oklahoma assistant DA David Pyle said he didn't insist on prison because the defendant was legally blind.       Instead, 36-year-old defendant Benjamin Lawrence Petty was sentenced to 15 years' probation after pleading guilty to first-degree rape and other charges.  &n...More >>
  • Human Remains Found Near Oklahoma Oil Well

    Human Remains Found Near Oklahoma Oil Well

    Friday, February 2 2018 1:03 AM EST2018-02-02 06:03:24 GMT
         Investigators say human remains discovered near an oil well site in south central Oklahoma appeared to have been there for a considerable period of time.     The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's office is working to identify the remains and determine how and when the individual died.     Authorities in McClain County Oklahoma are investigating the case as a possible homicide.       More >>
         Investigators say human remains discovered near an oil well site in south central Oklahoma appeared to have been there for a considerable period of time.     The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's office is working to identify the remains and determine how and when the individual died.     Authorities in McClain County Oklahoma are investigating the case as a possible homicide.       More >>
  • Study Links Injection Well Depth To Oklahoma Quakes

    Study Links Injection Well Depth To Oklahoma Quakes

    Friday, February 2 2018 12:56 AM EST2018-02-02 05:56:45 GMT
         A new study finds that restricting the depth of injections wells could cut the number of Oklahoma's man-made earthquakes by fifty percent.     Scientists analyzed more than 10,000 wastewater injection wells where 96 billion gallons of fluid - leftover from hydraulic fracturing - are pumped yearly.     The study determined a major trigger of man-made quakes in Oklahoma is how deep - not just how much - wastewater is injected. ...More >>
         A new study finds that restricting the depth of injections wells could cut the number of Oklahoma's man-made earthquakes by fifty percent.     Scientists analyzed more than 10,000 wastewater injection wells where 96 billion gallons of fluid - leftover from hydraulic fracturing - are pumped yearly.     The study determined a major trigger of man-made quakes in Oklahoma is how deep - not just how much - wastewater is injected. ...More >>
  • OK Dept of Health CFO Resigns

    OK Dept of Health CFO Resigns

    Friday, February 2 2018 12:30 AM EST2018-02-02 05:30:23 GMT
        A top official with the Oklahoma Department of Health says he can no longer perform his job because the agency's leadership "is compromised."     The department's Chief Financial Officer, Michael Romero, announced his resignation Thursday .         Romero says the process for the agency's financial recovery is "tainted with multiple conflicts of interest."     Several agency officials have re...More >>
        A top official with the Oklahoma Department of Health says he can no longer perform his job because the agency's leadership "is compromised."     The department's Chief Financial Officer, Michael Romero, announced his resignation Thursday .         Romero says the process for the agency's financial recovery is "tainted with multiple conflicts of interest."     Several agency officials have re...More >>
  • Candidate Drops Out of Kansas Gubernatorial Race

    Candidate Drops Out of Kansas Gubernatorial Race

    Thursday, February 1 2018 10:51 PM EST2018-02-02 03:51:50 GMT
        The crowded field of Republican candidates for Kansas governor has shrunken by one.     Former state Representative Ed O'Malley announced Thursday that he is reluctantly leaving the race because his campaign hasn't been able to raise enough funds to remain competitive.     He is the first GOP candidate to end his campaign.     Republican candidates still in the race include Governor Jeff Colyer, Secretary of State Kr...More >>
        The crowded field of Republican candidates for Kansas governor has shrunken by one.     Former state Representative Ed O'Malley announced Thursday that he is reluctantly leaving the race because his campaign hasn't been able to raise enough funds to remain competitive.     He is the first GOP candidate to end his campaign.     Republican candidates still in the race include Governor Jeff Colyer, Secretary of State Kr...More >>
  • Kansas Tax Collections Jump

    Kansas Tax Collections Jump

    Thursday, February 1 2018 10:45 PM EST2018-02-02 03:45:22 GMT
           Kansas collected $165 million in taxes more than expected in January, raising some legislators' hopes that they'll have more money than they thought for meeting a court mandate to increase spending on public schools.   However, it's not clear whether the jump is part of a larger trend, or merely a momentary spike due to changes in federal tax law.     Revenue Secretary Sam Williams said Thursday that federal tax changes enacted late last ...More >>
           Kansas collected $165 million in taxes more than expected in January, raising some legislators' hopes that they'll have more money than they thought for meeting a court mandate to increase spending on public schools.   However, it's not clear whether the jump is part of a larger trend, or merely a momentary spike due to changes in federal tax law.     Revenue Secretary Sam Williams said Thursday that federal tax changes enacted late last ...More >>
  • Missouri Bill Would Raise Awareness Of Human Trafficking

    Missouri Bill Would Raise Awareness Of Human Trafficking

    Thursday, February 1 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-02-02 00:55:56 GMT
        You might see posters advertising the national human trafficking hotline at a number of Missouri businesses.     State lawmakers have passed a bill to that would require places including truck stops, bus stations, strip clubs, airports and some hotels to hang the posters.      Supporters say the goal is to increase victims' access to help and to increase public awareness of human trafficking.      The bill still needs Gov...More >>
        You might see posters advertising the national human trafficking hotline at a number of Missouri businesses.     State lawmakers have passed a bill to that would require places including truck stops, bus stations, strip clubs, airports and some hotels to hang the posters.      Supporters say the goal is to increase victims' access to help and to increase public awareness of human trafficking.      The bill still needs Gov...More >>
  • Greitens' Appointees Step Aside

    Greitens' Appointees Step Aside

    Thursday, February 1 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-02-02 00:44:53 GMT
        Three of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens' appointees to a low-income housing tax credit board have resigned amid a fight in the Senate over their confirmations.     The governor and his new appointees faced criticism after voting last year to stop issuing state tax credits to subsidize places to live in poor areas of the state.       Both Republican and Democratic senators have criticized the governor for repeatedly stacking boards and ...More >>
        Three of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens' appointees to a low-income housing tax credit board have resigned amid a fight in the Senate over their confirmations.     The governor and his new appointees faced criticism after voting last year to stop issuing state tax credits to subsidize places to live in poor areas of the state.       Both Republican and Democratic senators have criticized the governor for repeatedly stacking boards and ...More >>
  • Ron Richard Concerned About Greitens Tax Plan

    Ron Richard Concerned About Greitens Tax Plan

    Thursday, February 1 2018 6:53 PM EST2018-02-01 23:53:17 GMT
          Ron Richard of Joplin is among two Missouri Senate Republican leaders raising concerns about fellow Governor Eric Greitens' tax proposal.     Richard, who is the Senate President Pro Tem, said Thursday said he's "not too excited about it." Appropriations Chairman Dan Brown said it will be difficult to pass this year, and added that he hasn't gotten much information so far from Greitens' administration.     Greitens is a...More >>
          Ron Richard of Joplin is among two Missouri Senate Republican leaders raising concerns about fellow Governor Eric Greitens' tax proposal.     Richard, who is the Senate President Pro Tem, said Thursday said he's "not too excited about it." Appropriations Chairman Dan Brown said it will be difficult to pass this year, and added that he hasn't gotten much information so far from Greitens' administration.     Greitens is a...More >>
  • New Kansas Governor Calls For A Change In Tone

    New Kansas Governor Calls For A Change In Tone

    Thursday, February 1 2018 6:49 PM EST2018-02-01 23:49:05 GMT
        One day after becoming the new Kansas governor, Jeff Colyer calls for a change in tone at the Statehouse.     In a news conference Thursday, Colyer said he'll outline measures next week to combat sexual harassment and improve transparency in state government.     Colyer said he plans to issue an executive order on harassment but did not provide further details.     Top lawmakers plan to revise the Legislature's policy on ...More >>
        One day after becoming the new Kansas governor, Jeff Colyer calls for a change in tone at the Statehouse.     In a news conference Thursday, Colyer said he'll outline measures next week to combat sexual harassment and improve transparency in state government.     Colyer said he plans to issue an executive order on harassment but did not provide further details.     Top lawmakers plan to revise the Legislature's policy on ...More >>
  • New-look Holiday Inn opens in Joplin

    New-look Holiday Inn opens in Joplin

    Thursday, February 1 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-02-01 20:39:33 GMT
    The new-look Holiday Inn is here. IHG and KMG Hotels have joined forces to bring the 2nd of its built in the US the H4 new build Holiday Inn in Joplin Missouri. It is scheduled to open Jan. 2018 at the Holiday Plaza Hospitality Center located at 3204 Arizona Ave just off Range Line Rd next to the Comfort and Quality Inns in Joplin Missouri. The new Holiday Inn H4 will be the only full-service Hotel located in Joplin and the 2nd of its kind built in the US. Holiday Inn Hotels are spec...More >>
    The new-look Holiday Inn is here. IHG and KMG Hotels have joined forces to bring the 2nd of its built in the US the H4 new build Holiday Inn in Joplin Missouri. It is scheduled to open Jan. 2018 at the Holiday Plaza Hospitality Center located at 3204 Arizona Ave just off Range Line Rd next to the Comfort and Quality Inns in Joplin Missouri. The new Holiday Inn H4 will be the only full-service Hotel located in Joplin and the 2nd of its kind built in the US. Holiday Inn Hotels are spec...More >>
  • Public Hearing for Missouri American Water Rate Case set for tomorrow

    Public Hearing for Missouri American Water Rate Case set for tomorrow

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 4:34 PM EST2018-01-31 21:34:28 GMT
    On June 30, 2017, Missouri American Water requested a general rate increase for water and sewer service.  The request would produce $369 million in gross annual water and sewer revenues for the company and represents a 25.4% increase over current revenues.   The rates as a result of the company’s last request for a general rate increase were effective July 20, 2016.  The company recently stated that a Joplin residential customer’s average usage is 4,75...More >>
    On June 30, 2017, Missouri American Water requested a general rate increase for water and sewer service.  The request would produce $369 million in gross annual water and sewer revenues for the company and represents a 25.4% increase over current revenues.   The rates as a result of the company’s last request for a general rate increase were effective July 20, 2016.  The company recently stated that a Joplin residential customer’s average usage is 4,75...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 1-30

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 1-30

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 8:40 AM EST2018-01-31 13:40:19 GMT
    DEADLY JOPLIN FIRE Authorities order an autopsy for a woman who died following a Joplin fire.   That fire was at 11 South Patterson in Joplin.  When crews arrived a little after 2pm Monday morning, a man told them his wife was still inside.  Rescuers managed to get 53-year-old Tamra Greenwell out of the burning home.  But she later died.  No word yet on the cause of the fire. PITTSBURG SCHOOLS BOND CONSTRUCTION A ground-breaking on Monday for a co...More >>
    DEADLY JOPLIN FIRE Authorities order an autopsy for a woman who died following a Joplin fire.   That fire was at 11 South Patterson in Joplin.  When crews arrived a little after 2pm Monday morning, a man told them his wife was still inside.  Rescuers managed to get 53-year-old Tamra Greenwell out of the burning home.  But she later died.  No word yet on the cause of the fire. PITTSBURG SCHOOLS BOND CONSTRUCTION A ground-breaking on Monday for a co...More >>
  • Theatrical production challenges cast, crew in new ways

    Theatrical production challenges cast, crew in new ways

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 6:06 PM EST2018-01-30 23:06:40 GMT
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    An upcoming production by Pittsburg State University Theatre is challenging cast and crew in new ways.  Directed by Gil Cooper, "Noises Off" runs Feb. 22-25 in the Miller Theatre at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.  Cooper is known to his students for choosing challenging material; his last show, "Frankenstein," required his cast and crew to take lessons in stage combat and heavy-duty prosthetic makeup techniques.  This prod...More >>
    An upcoming production by Pittsburg State University Theatre is challenging cast and crew in new ways.  Directed by Gil Cooper, "Noises Off" runs Feb. 22-25 in the Miller Theatre at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.  Cooper is known to his students for choosing challenging material; his last show, "Frankenstein," required his cast and crew to take lessons in stage combat and heavy-duty prosthetic makeup techniques.  This prod...More >>
  • Eight track and field events in eight weeks significant for local economy

    Eight track and field events in eight weeks significant for local economy

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 4:38 PM EST2018-01-30 21:38:54 GMT
    It doesn't appear on any calendar, but in Pittsburg, Kansas, the first quarter of each year now has an unofficial moniker: Track and Field Season. And for good reason. Pittsburg State University’s Robert W. Plaster Center, which opened in 2015, already has been the site of conference and national championships from the MIAA, NJCAA and NCAA. This weekend, the Plaster Center will host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, the third of eight straight weeke...More >>
    It doesn't appear on any calendar, but in Pittsburg, Kansas, the first quarter of each year now has an unofficial moniker: Track and Field Season. And for good reason. Pittsburg State University’s Robert W. Plaster Center, which opened in 2015, already has been the site of conference and national championships from the MIAA, NJCAA and NCAA. This weekend, the Plaster Center will host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, the third of eight straight weeke...More >>
  • Monett Sex Offender Sentenced To 21 Years For Child Pornography

    Monett Sex Offender Sentenced To 21 Years For Child Pornography

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 4:31 PM EST2018-01-30 21:31:59 GMT
    Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced a convicted sex offender in Monett, Mo., was sentenced in federal court today for receiving child pornography over the Internet. Carl Donald Greiner, 32, of Monett, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Greiner to spend the rest of his life on supervised release following incarceration. Grei...More >>
    Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced a convicted sex offender in Monett, Mo., was sentenced in federal court today for receiving child pornography over the Internet. Carl Donald Greiner, 32, of Monett, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Greiner to spend the rest of his life on supervised release following incarceration. Grei...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 1-29

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 1-29

    Monday, January 29 2018 12:50 PM EST2018-01-29 17:50:34 GMT
    JOPLIN APARTMENT FIRE An apartment home goes up in flames.  More than six people had to flee a fire Sunday afternoon in Joplin.  It happened at a home on 412 North Wall Street.  The house had three apartments. Joplin, Carl Junction, and Webb City fire crews used hoses to put out the fire in the two-story home. TROOPER PLEADS GUILTY A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper accused of using excessive force while taking a suspect to the Labette County Jail pleads guilty.&nbs...More >>
    JOPLIN APARTMENT FIRE An apartment home goes up in flames.  More than six people had to flee a fire Sunday afternoon in Joplin.  It happened at a home on 412 North Wall Street.  The house had three apartments. Joplin, Carl Junction, and Webb City fire crews used hoses to put out the fire in the two-story home. TROOPER PLEADS GUILTY A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper accused of using excessive force while taking a suspect to the Labette County Jail pleads guilty.&nbs...More >>
  • New Non-Profit Helps Veterans With Hunting

    New Non-Profit Helps Veterans With Hunting

    Sunday, January 28 2018 8:50 PM EST2018-01-29 01:50:31 GMT
    A new non-profit organization held its first event this weekend at T&C Wildlife between Pittsburg and Fort Scott. Charlie 22 wildlife took some local veterans out on a waterfowl hunting trip. The non-profit takes soldiers and veterans suffering from PTSD and/or wounded in action on hunts with other veterans and volunteers. Part of the name comes from the organization's goal to put an end to the 22 veterans who  commit suicide everyday. Co-Founder Curtis King is a veteran...More >>
    A new non-profit organization held its first event this weekend at T&C Wildlife between Pittsburg and Fort Scott. Charlie 22 wildlife took some local veterans out on a waterfowl hunting trip. The non-profit takes soldiers and veterans suffering from PTSD and/or wounded in action on hunts with other veterans and volunteers. Part of the name comes from the organization's goal to put an end to the 22 veterans who  commit suicide everyday. Co-Founder Curtis King is a veteran...More >>
  • Kids Show Off Their Lego Building Skills

    Kids Show Off Their Lego Building Skills

    Saturday, January 27 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-01-28 00:40:22 GMT
    Kids in Pittsburg got to show off their Lego building skills today. It was the annual block kids competition at the Kansas Technology Center. Pitt State School of Construction invited kids from grades one through six build the best construction related creation they could. Pitt State students and faculty judged the construction creations based on enthusiasm, imagination and how well they answered a set of questions. The event is meant to get children interested in the construction fie...More >>
    Kids in Pittsburg got to show off their Lego building skills today. It was the annual block kids competition at the Kansas Technology Center. Pitt State School of Construction invited kids from grades one through six build the best construction related creation they could. Pitt State students and faculty judged the construction creations based on enthusiasm, imagination and how well they answered a set of questions. The event is meant to get children interested in the construction fie...More >>
  • Former Kansas Trooper Admits Excessive Force

    Former Kansas Trooper Admits Excessive Force

    Friday, January 26 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-01-27 04:56:03 GMT
         A former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper from Independence admits he used excessive force on a man he arrested.     James Carson, pleaded guilty Friday to violating the man's civil rights during an arrest in June 2013.     According to court documents filed in federal court, Carson arrested a man and took him to the Labette County Jail.     Prosecutors say the man's hands were handcuffed behind his back when Carson kicked ...More >>
         A former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper from Independence admits he used excessive force on a man he arrested.     James Carson, pleaded guilty Friday to violating the man's civil rights during an arrest in June 2013.     According to court documents filed in federal court, Carson arrested a man and took him to the Labette County Jail.     Prosecutors say the man's hands were handcuffed behind his back when Carson kicked ...More >>
  • Southwest Missouri Man Sentenced For Double Fatal Crash

    Southwest Missouri Man Sentenced For Double Fatal Crash

    Friday, January 26 2018 11:48 PM EST2018-01-27 04:48:41 GMT
         A Pineville Missouri man gets a suspended sentence for the deaths of two people killed in a head-on crash.     The crash happened in March of 2015 on Missouri Highway 59 a few miles north of Noel.     Court documents say Donovan Ryan's pickup truck crossed the center line and hit a car head-on.     Ashley Tharpe of Pineville and Cody Blevins of Florida were killed.     Ryan received a suspended s...More >>
         A Pineville Missouri man gets a suspended sentence for the deaths of two people killed in a head-on crash.     The crash happened in March of 2015 on Missouri Highway 59 a few miles north of Noel.     Court documents say Donovan Ryan's pickup truck crossed the center line and hit a car head-on.     Ashley Tharpe of Pineville and Cody Blevins of Florida were killed.     Ryan received a suspended s...More >>
  • Kansas Doctor Sues Hospitals

    Kansas Doctor Sues Hospitals

    Friday, January 26 2018 10:51 PM EST2018-01-27 03:51:59 GMT
          A cardiologist has sued some Wichita hospitals and doctors alleging  they fraudulently performed unnecessary, expensive medical tests and procedures on patients.     The federal lawsuit filed by Dr. Mazen Shaheen was unsealed Thursday after the Justice Department declined to intervene in the case.      It names Via Christi Health, Inc.; Kansas Heart Hospital LLC; Cardiovascular Consultants of Kansas and other physicians. &nb...More >>
          A cardiologist has sued some Wichita hospitals and doctors alleging  they fraudulently performed unnecessary, expensive medical tests and procedures on patients.     The federal lawsuit filed by Dr. Mazen Shaheen was unsealed Thursday after the Justice Department declined to intervene in the case.      It names Via Christi Health, Inc.; Kansas Heart Hospital LLC; Cardiovascular Consultants of Kansas and other physicians. &nb...More >>
  • Kansas Mental Hospital Will Keep Federal Funding

    Kansas Mental Hospital Will Keep Federal Funding

    Friday, January 26 2018 7:53 PM EST2018-01-27 00:53:16 GMT
        It appears at Kansas mental hospital will continue to receive federal funding.      Federal regulators had threatened in October to cut off funding and demanded safety-related renovations in a 104-bed building at Larned State Hospital over concerns about patient safety and other issues.         The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said Friday federal regulators notified hospital administrator Bill ...More >>
        It appears at Kansas mental hospital will continue to receive federal funding.      Federal regulators had threatened in October to cut off funding and demanded safety-related renovations in a 104-bed building at Larned State Hospital over concerns about patient safety and other issues.         The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said Friday federal regulators notified hospital administrator Bill ...More >>
  • Ks Board And Lawmakers Disagree Over Commissioner Discipline

    Ks Board And Lawmakers Disagree Over Commissioner Discipline

    Friday, January 26 2018 7:43 PM EST2018-01-27 00:43:29 GMT
        The Kansas State Board of Education has expressed its full support for a top schools official under fire from some lawmakers.      The board voted 9-1 Friday to advise Education Commissioner Randy Watson of its full support for Deputy Commissioner Dale Dennis.      Watson would have the final decision on whether to discipline Dennis over questions about how some school funding dollars were allocated.     Kansas ...More >>
        The Kansas State Board of Education has expressed its full support for a top schools official under fire from some lawmakers.      The board voted 9-1 Friday to advise Education Commissioner Randy Watson of its full support for Deputy Commissioner Dale Dennis.      Watson would have the final decision on whether to discipline Dennis over questions about how some school funding dollars were allocated.     Kansas ...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 1-26

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 1-26

    Friday, January 26 2018 12:44 PM EST2018-01-26 17:44:37 GMT
    PEDESTRIAN FATALITY UPDATE Authorities have released more information about Wednesday night's fatal car pedestrian crash that shut down traffic on 126 Highway east of Pittsburg.  They believe 49-year old Ann Griffith of Asbury, Missouri was walking on the road when she was struck by a vehicle driven by a Nevada, Missouri man.  Griffith died at the scene.  Investigators believe the dark conditions and on-coming traffic might have contributed to the crash, and that alc...More >>
    PEDESTRIAN FATALITY UPDATE Authorities have released more information about Wednesday night's fatal car pedestrian crash that shut down traffic on 126 Highway east of Pittsburg.  They believe 49-year old Ann Griffith of Asbury, Missouri was walking on the road when she was struck by a vehicle driven by a Nevada, Missouri man.  Griffith died at the scene.  Investigators believe the dark conditions and on-coming traffic might have contributed to the crash, and that alc...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 1-25

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 1-25

    Friday, January 26 2018 12:40 PM EST2018-01-26 17:40:42 GMT
    PEDESTRIAN FATALITY The Crawford County Sheriff says one person is dead following a car pedestrian crash near Pittsburg.  It happened last night between 260 and 270 on K-126.        A portion of road near there was shut down as crews worked the scene.      Authorities are not releasing names or any details of the wreck until next of kin is notified. EAGLE PICHER SOLD GTCR, a Chicago equity firm, has purchased Eagle Picher...More >>
    PEDESTRIAN FATALITY The Crawford County Sheriff says one person is dead following a car pedestrian crash near Pittsburg.  It happened last night between 260 and 270 on K-126.        A portion of road near there was shut down as crews worked the scene.      Authorities are not releasing names or any details of the wreck until next of kin is notified. EAGLE PICHER SOLD GTCR, a Chicago equity firm, has purchased Eagle Picher...More >>
  • Bourbon County woman ordered to repay more than $5,000 for Medicaid fraud

    Bourbon County woman ordered to repay more than $5,000 for Medicaid fraud

    Thursday, January 25 2018 5:06 PM EST2018-01-25 22:06:57 GMT
    A Bourbon County woman was ordered today to repay more than $5,000 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud-related charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Trisha Diane Studyvin, 37, pleaded guilty in November in Bourbon County District Court to one felony count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program. Today, Judge Mark A. Ward ordered Studyvin to repay $5,002.80 to the Kansas Medicaid Program. Judge Ward also sentenced Studyvin to 1...More >>
    A Bourbon County woman was ordered today to repay more than $5,000 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud-related charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Trisha Diane Studyvin, 37, pleaded guilty in November in Bourbon County District Court to one felony count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program. Today, Judge Mark A. Ward ordered Studyvin to repay $5,002.80 to the Kansas Medicaid Program. Judge Ward also sentenced Studyvin to 1...More >>
  • Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 7:39 PM EST2018-01-25 00:39:04 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Monday evening at about 5:50pm Detectives with the Joplin Police Department went to a residence in the area of 19th and Virginia to try to locate a suspect who had felony warrants. Officers located the 24-year-old male who had 3 Felony Jasper County Warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance, A Felony Jasper County Warrant for 2nd Degree Assault and a Felony Jasper County Warrant for 1st Degree Domestic Assault. After initially hiding in the residence, the m...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Monday evening at about 5:50pm Detectives with the Joplin Police Department went to a residence in the area of 19th and Virginia to try to locate a suspect who had felony warrants. Officers located the 24-year-old male who had 3 Felony Jasper County Warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance, A Felony Jasper County Warrant for 2nd Degree Assault and a Felony Jasper County Warrant for 1st Degree Domestic Assault. After initially hiding in the residence, the m...More >>
  • Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-01-25 00:37:53 GMT
    Incident Spotlight On Saturday night (1/20) at 1:46am we received a call about a suspicious male standing in the street at 5th and Picher. He was said to be swinging 2 large sticks. When an officer arrived, they found a male swinging two brooms sticks as either martial arts or exercise. The male was found to have a city warrant and was arrested. In his pockets officers found a bag of meth and a broken meth pipe, resulting in both misdemeanor and felony drug charges. This is a great e...More >>
    Incident Spotlight On Saturday night (1/20) at 1:46am we received a call about a suspicious male standing in the street at 5th and Picher. He was said to be swinging 2 large sticks. When an officer arrived, they found a male swinging two brooms sticks as either martial arts or exercise. The male was found to have a city warrant and was arrested. In his pockets officers found a bag of meth and a broken meth pipe, resulting in both misdemeanor and felony drug charges. This is a great e...More >>
  • New Report Finds Kansas is Tops..... For The Flu

    New Report Finds Kansas is Tops..... For The Flu

    New Report Finds Kansas is Tops..... For The Flu

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 7:31 PM EST2018-01-25 00:31:28 GMT
    Kansas is the sickest state in the U.S. today, based on daily illness data from Kinsa, a company that makes smart thermometers to see where flu-like symptoms are spreading in real time. Kinsa's data is nearly perfectly aligned with the CDC's influenza data over the past 3 years, but is available right away and with unprecedented geo-precision. Based on today's data: · Over 1% of the Kansas population (about 29,000 people!) have fallen ill as of today. · These people a...More >>
    Kansas is the sickest state in the U.S. today, based on daily illness data from Kinsa, a company that makes smart thermometers to see where flu-like symptoms are spreading in real time. Kinsa's data is nearly perfectly aligned with the CDC's influenza data over the past 3 years, but is available right away and with unprecedented geo-precision. Based on today's data: · Over 1% of the Kansas population (about 29,000 people!) have fallen ill as of today. · These people a...More >>
  • Fourth of July celebration to return to MSSU

    Fourth of July celebration to return to MSSU

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-01-24 22:49:29 GMT
    After two decades, the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration will return to Fred G. Hughes Stadium at Missouri Southern State University. The university’s Board of Governors approved the plan for a collaborative celebration with the city during a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 24. Jared Bruggeman, director of athletics at Missouri Southern, said that the move comes following conversations with Paul Bloomberg, director of Joplin Parks & Recreation. “Paul and I have...More >>
    After two decades, the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration will return to Fred G. Hughes Stadium at Missouri Southern State University. The university’s Board of Governors approved the plan for a collaborative celebration with the city during a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 24. Jared Bruggeman, director of athletics at Missouri Southern, said that the move comes following conversations with Paul Bloomberg, director of Joplin Parks & Recreation. “Paul and I have...More >>
  • University Housing launches Block22 web page, sets dates

    University Housing launches Block22 web page, sets dates

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-01-24 22:41:48 GMT
    As Juliana Cook toured the site of Block22 in Downtown Pittsburg, the nursing major at Pittsburg State University had one question on her mind.  “When can I sign up?”  The answer: soon.  PSU's Office of University Housing recently launched the Block22 section of its web page, and in February, students will have their first chance to register for one of 99 student housing apartments within Block22. The page includes details on the Block22 projec...More >>
    As Juliana Cook toured the site of Block22 in Downtown Pittsburg, the nursing major at Pittsburg State University had one question on her mind.  “When can I sign up?”  The answer: soon.  PSU's Office of University Housing recently launched the Block22 section of its web page, and in February, students will have their first chance to register for one of 99 student housing apartments within Block22. The page includes details on the Block22 projec...More >>
  • Walk-in immunization clinics offered for students of schools in Joplin

    Walk-in immunization clinics offered for students of schools in Joplin

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-01-24 22:37:40 GMT
    Attention Joplin students entering 8th grade and 12th grade!  Walk-in clinics available on school holidays and during spring break. The Joplin City Health Department has vaccinations required for school.  We want to help you make sure your child is prepared.  If your child lives within the Joplin city limits, or is enrolled in a Joplin public or private school, we want to offer assistance.  Bring in your immunization record, and allow us to review it.  If you...More >>
    Attention Joplin students entering 8th grade and 12th grade!  Walk-in clinics available on school holidays and during spring break. The Joplin City Health Department has vaccinations required for school.  We want to help you make sure your child is prepared.  If your child lives within the Joplin city limits, or is enrolled in a Joplin public or private school, we want to offer assistance.  Bring in your immunization record, and allow us to review it.  If you...More >>
  • Ozarks Food Harvest awarded Mabee Challenge Grant

    Ozarks Food Harvest awarded Mabee Challenge Grant

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 5:31 PM EST2018-01-24 22:31:23 GMT
    Ozarks Food Harvest donors successfully met a $700,000 J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant, which closes The Ending Hunger, Building Hope capital campaign. With these funds, The Food Bank will add a 56,000 square-foot warehouse addition to The Food Bank’s current O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief in north Springfield.  A lead gift from the O'Reilly family, many other donors and the Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant made it possible to meet the $4.8 millio...More >>
    Ozarks Food Harvest donors successfully met a $700,000 J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant, which closes The Ending Hunger, Building Hope capital campaign. With these funds, The Food Bank will add a 56,000 square-foot warehouse addition to The Food Bank’s current O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief in north Springfield.  A lead gift from the O'Reilly family, many other donors and the Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant made it possible to meet the $4.8 millio...More >>
  • Harry Potter Night at JPL

    Harry Potter Night at JPL

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-24 03:01:10 GMT

    It's a celebration of all things Harry Potter. The Joplin Public Library will be hosting festivities on Friday, February 2nd from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. They're inviting young wizards and witches from kindergarten to 5th grades. Several Harry Potter themed activities are planned including a house sorting, yummy treats and a wand-making workshop. According to library officials, a group of rabble-rousers have been trying to free House Elves by giving away socks. They say if you see the gro...

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    It's a celebration of all things Harry Potter. The Joplin Public Library will be hosting festivities on Friday, February 2nd from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. They're inviting young wizards and witches from kindergarten to 5th grades. Several Harry Potter themed activities are planned including a house sorting, yummy treats and a wand-making workshop. According to library officials, a group of rabble-rousers have been trying to free House Elves by giving away socks. They say if you see the gro...

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  • Missouri State Freshman Personifies Persistency

    Missouri State Freshman Personifies Persistency

    Missouri State Freshman Personifies Persistency

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-01-24 01:18:12 GMT
    From Associated Press: SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri State University student who feared he swiped a potential sweetheart out of his life with a dating app mishap has emailed every Claudia on campus to find her. The freshman meant to swipe right on the woman's Tinder profile - a sign that he wanted to meet her. Instead he swiped left, rejecting her. All he knew was her first name and that she also was a Missouri State student. Over the weekend, he began emailing the 22 Cla...More >>
    From Associated Press: SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri State University student who feared he swiped a potential sweetheart out of his life with a dating app mishap has emailed every Claudia on campus to find her. The freshman meant to swipe right on the woman's Tinder profile - a sign that he wanted to meet her. Instead he swiped left, rejecting her. All he knew was her first name and that she also was a Missouri State student. Over the weekend, he began emailing the 22 Cla...More >>
  • Kansas Man Admits To Sexual Assault of Minors at Air Force Base

    Kansas Man Admits To Sexual Assault of Minors at Air Force Base

    Kansas Man Admits To Sexual Assault of Minors at Air Force Base

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 8:13 PM EST2018-01-24 01:13:58 GMT
    From Associated Press: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A man who lived in base housing at McConnell Air Force Base has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sexually abusing two 16-year-old girls. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says 38-year-old Random Shane Smith, of Wichita, was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse. In his plea, Smith admitted using force to make the victims have sex with him. The assaults occurred in base housing.More >>
    From Associated Press: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A man who lived in base housing at McConnell Air Force Base has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sexually abusing two 16-year-old girls. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says 38-year-old Random Shane Smith, of Wichita, was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse. In his plea, Smith admitted using force to make the victims have sex with him. The assaults occurred in base housing.More >>
  • Counterfeit Bills in Pittsburg

    Counterfeit Bills in Pittsburg

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 8:04 PM EST2018-01-24 01:04:41 GMT
    Pittsburg Police say they've received several reports from local businesses about transactions with people using fake currency.  They're asking all retailers and residents to be alert. Crime Analyst Jordan Garrison says instances of counterfeit currency includes film prop money and bank notes with foreign text. They're designed to look like real currency, but have a number of flaws. Film prop money has different portraits, images, no security features (holograms), custom e...More >>
    Pittsburg Police say they've received several reports from local businesses about transactions with people using fake currency.  They're asking all retailers and residents to be alert. Crime Analyst Jordan Garrison says instances of counterfeit currency includes film prop money and bank notes with foreign text. They're designed to look like real currency, but have a number of flaws. Film prop money has different portraits, images, no security features (holograms), custom e...More >>
  • ICE Agent Arrested After Kansas TV Anchor Goes to Police

    ICE Agent Arrested After Kansas TV Anchor Goes to Police

    ICE Agent Arrested After Kansas TV Anchor Goes to Police

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 8:01 PM EST2018-01-24 01:01:21 GMT
    From Associated Press: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - An agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is facing federal charges after a Wichita television news anchor told local police that he was sending her sensitive law enforcement material and text messages that were sexual in nature, newly released court documents show. KAKE-TV Anchor Deb Farris was interviewed by the Wichita Police Department in March during which officers photographed about 185 screen shots of text messages betw...More >>
    From Associated Press: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - An agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is facing federal charges after a Wichita television news anchor told local police that he was sending her sensitive law enforcement material and text messages that were sexual in nature, newly released court documents show. KAKE-TV Anchor Deb Farris was interviewed by the Wichita Police Department in March during which officers photographed about 185 screen shots of text messages betw...More >>
  • Hang Out & Eat With a Missouri Green Party Candidate

    Hang Out & Eat With a Missouri Green Party Candidate

    Hang Out & Eat With a Missouri Green Party Candidate

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-01-24 00:55:50 GMT
    WHAT: Meet & Greet with Conon Gillis WHEN: Tuesday, January 30th TIME: 6:30pm-9:00pm WHERE: JJ's Woodfire Pizza 1612 S. Madison St. Webb City, MO. CONTACT: CJ Myers - Media Coordinator Greenallianceswmo@gmail.com Join the campaign team at JJ's Woodfire Pizza in Webb City on January 30th at 6:30PM for a Meet & Greet with Conon Gillis, Green Party candidate for Missouri State Senate in District 32! Stop by to meet Conon, learn more about his platform, ask questions, regist...More >>
    WHAT: Meet & Greet with Conon Gillis WHEN: Tuesday, January 30th TIME: 6:30pm-9:00pm WHERE: JJ's Woodfire Pizza 1612 S. Madison St. Webb City, MO. CONTACT: CJ Myers - Media Coordinator Greenallianceswmo@gmail.com Join the campaign team at JJ's Woodfire Pizza in Webb City on January 30th at 6:30PM for a Meet & Greet with Conon Gillis, Green Party candidate for Missouri State Senate in District 32! Stop by to meet Conon, learn more about his platform, ask questions, regist...More >>
  • Statement from MSSU President Alan Marble on Proposed Higher Education Cuts

    Statement from MSSU President Alan Marble on Proposed Higher Education Cuts

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 3:19 PM EST2018-01-23 20:19:17 GMT

    The Governor's proposed budget would result in a core reduction of $2.4 million for Missouri Southern - taking us back to the levels of state funding we received before 2001. Additionally, we will face another $2.1 million withholding that can be earned back through the successful completion of six performance funding measures.

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    The Governor's proposed budget would result in a core reduction of $2.4 million for Missouri Southern - taking us back to the levels of state funding we received before 2001. Additionally, we will face another $2.1 million withholding that can be earned back through the successful completion of six performance funding measures.

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  • Five Workers Missing After Oklahoma Oil Rig Fire

    Five Workers Missing After Oklahoma Oil Rig Fire

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 1:29 AM EST2018-01-23 06:29:57 GMT
     Officials say the fire is out at a drilling rig that exploded in eastern Oklahoma Monday, but five rig workers were still missing late Monday evening.      A statement from McAlester-Pittsburg County Emergency Management said Monday night fire crews remain at the scene in case the rig reignites. No access is allowed to the rig.     The explosion occurred west of the town of Quinton, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa.     Houston...More >>
     Officials say the fire is out at a drilling rig that exploded in eastern Oklahoma Monday, but five rig workers were still missing late Monday evening.      A statement from McAlester-Pittsburg County Emergency Management said Monday night fire crews remain at the scene in case the rig reignites. No access is allowed to the rig.     The explosion occurred west of the town of Quinton, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa.     Houston...More >>
  • Missouri Governor Calls For More Education Cuts

    Missouri Governor Calls For More Education Cuts

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 1:09 AM EST2018-01-23 06:09:49 GMT
          Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Monday announced a budget plan that would slice at least $68 million from public colleges and universities.     Greitens pitched this new round of cuts while outlining his roughly $28.8 billion budget recommendation for the fiscal year that begins in July.      The Republican governor is also asking for about $48 million less than what's called for under state law to full fund K-12 public schools. ...More >>
          Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Monday announced a budget plan that would slice at least $68 million from public colleges and universities.     Greitens pitched this new round of cuts while outlining his roughly $28.8 billion budget recommendation for the fiscal year that begins in July.      The Republican governor is also asking for about $48 million less than what's called for under state law to full fund K-12 public schools. ...More >>
  • Missouri AG Wants Tougher Record Keeping Laws

    Missouri AG Wants Tougher Record Keeping Laws

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:59 AM EST2018-01-23 05:59:05 GMT
        Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley wants lawmakers to add some teeth to the state's record-retention laws.     Although Missouri law currently forbids government agencies from deleting certain records, Hawley said the state currently doesn't prescribe any penalties for violators.     He's asking lawmakers to change that, and he's also asking them to give his office the power to subpoena government agencies and officials in the course...More >>
        Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley wants lawmakers to add some teeth to the state's record-retention laws.     Although Missouri law currently forbids government agencies from deleting certain records, Hawley said the state currently doesn't prescribe any penalties for violators.     He's asking lawmakers to change that, and he's also asking them to give his office the power to subpoena government agencies and officials in the course...More >>
  • NWS Confirms Tornado Damage In SW MO

    NWS Confirms Tornado Damage In SW MO

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:34 AM EST2018-01-23 05:34:10 GMT
          The National Weather Service has confirmed that damage to trees and outbuildings in rural Lawrence County, Missouri Sunday night, was caused by a small tornado.     The damage was reported about 2 miles southeast of Hoberg, near Mt. Vernon.     On Monday, survey teams from the weather service went to the area and concluded the damage was caused by an EF-1 tornado.     An EF-1 carries winds between 86 and 110 m...More >>
          The National Weather Service has confirmed that damage to trees and outbuildings in rural Lawrence County, Missouri Sunday night, was caused by a small tornado.     The damage was reported about 2 miles southeast of Hoberg, near Mt. Vernon.     On Monday, survey teams from the weather service went to the area and concluded the damage was caused by an EF-1 tornado.     An EF-1 carries winds between 86 and 110 m...More >>
  • Brownback Confirmation Could Come This Week

    Brownback Confirmation Could Come This Week

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-01-23 05:20:44 GMT
         The U.S. Senate is moving toward a vote on Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post, possibly this week.     Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a motion Monday to cut off debate on President Trump's nomination of Brownback  to serve as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.     McConnell communications director David Popp said in an email that a vote on the motion would o...More >>
         The U.S. Senate is moving toward a vote on Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post, possibly this week.     Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a motion Monday to cut off debate on President Trump's nomination of Brownback  to serve as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.     McConnell communications director David Popp said in an email that a vote on the motion would o...More >>
  • Kansas Voters Data Released

    Kansas Voters Data Released

    Kansas Voters Data Released

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-01-23 00:37:35 GMT
    From Associated Press: TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Efforts to detect voter fraud led to private voter data from nearly 1,000 Kansans being exposed earlier this year by officials in Florida. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the incident is raising more questions about the Interstate Crosscheck System, which was designed in Kansas to detect double voting or people who register to vote in more than one state. In 2013, Kansas sent a list of 945 potential double registrants to Florida over an...More >>
    From Associated Press: TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Efforts to detect voter fraud led to private voter data from nearly 1,000 Kansans being exposed earlier this year by officials in Florida. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the incident is raising more questions about the Interstate Crosscheck System, which was designed in Kansas to detect double voting or people who register to vote in more than one state. In 2013, Kansas sent a list of 945 potential double registrants to Florida over an...More >>
  • University of Kansas Group Wants School to Sell Jet

    University of Kansas Group Wants School to Sell Jet

    University of Kansas Group Wants School to Sell Jet

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-01-23 00:35:38 GMT
    From Associated Press: TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A group of faculty, staff and students at the University of Kansas is urging the school's administration to sell its jet to save money. The recommendation came in a report by the University Senate's Planning and Resources Committee that was released last spring, the Lawrence Journal-World reported . Selling the Cessna CJ4 jet could generate about $6.6 million and save the university more than $1 million a year in operating costs, according ...More >>
    From Associated Press: TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A group of faculty, staff and students at the University of Kansas is urging the school's administration to sell its jet to save money. The recommendation came in a report by the University Senate's Planning and Resources Committee that was released last spring, the Lawrence Journal-World reported . Selling the Cessna CJ4 jet could generate about $6.6 million and save the university more than $1 million a year in operating costs, according ...More >>
  • Missouri Paramedic Charged

    Missouri Paramedic Charged

    Missouri Paramedic Charged

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-01-23 00:32:34 GMT
    From Associated Press: MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri paramedic is accused of burglarizing a patient's home and stealing medication from another home. Randolph County prosecutors have charged 44-year-old Richelle Grapes, of Moberly, with two counts of burglary, assault, stealing and possession of a controlled substance. The Moberly Monitor-Index reports investigators said Grapes was arrested Dec. 22 after she was discovered inside the home of a patient she had taken to the hospital...More >>
    From Associated Press: MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri paramedic is accused of burglarizing a patient's home and stealing medication from another home. Randolph County prosecutors have charged 44-year-old Richelle Grapes, of Moberly, with two counts of burglary, assault, stealing and possession of a controlled substance. The Moberly Monitor-Index reports investigators said Grapes was arrested Dec. 22 after she was discovered inside the home of a patient she had taken to the hospital...More >>
  • Missouri AG Focuses on Private Messages

    Missouri AG Focuses on Private Messages

    Missouri AG Focuses on Private Messages

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:31 PM EST2018-01-23 00:31:06 GMT
    From Associated Press: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says he wants a change in state law so that there are penalties if government agencies violate record-retention laws. Hawley on Monday said there currently are no penalties if public bodies break that law by deleting certain records. He's asking lawmakers to change that, and he's also asking them to give his office the power to subpoena government agencies and officials in the course of public-re...More >>
    From Associated Press: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says he wants a change in state law so that there are penalties if government agencies violate record-retention laws. Hawley on Monday said there currently are no penalties if public bodies break that law by deleting certain records. He's asking lawmakers to change that, and he's also asking them to give his office the power to subpoena government agencies and officials in the course of public-re...More >>
  • Teacher-Student Sex-Probation

    Teacher-Student Sex-Probation

    Teacher-Student Sex-Probation

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:28 PM EST2018-01-23 00:28:45 GMT
    From Associated Press: HIAWATHA, Kan. (AP) - A former Kansas high school biology teacher was sentenced to three years of probation for having sex with a student. Twenty-four-year-old Gabrielle Bauman, of Fairview, was sentenced Monday. She will have to register as a sex offender for 25 years. Bauman was arrested in September after Hiawatha police investigated a report made to the school district in in mid-June. At the time, she taught anatomy and biology at Hiawatha High School. T...More >>
    From Associated Press: HIAWATHA, Kan. (AP) - A former Kansas high school biology teacher was sentenced to three years of probation for having sex with a student. Twenty-four-year-old Gabrielle Bauman, of Fairview, was sentenced Monday. She will have to register as a sex offender for 25 years. Bauman was arrested in September after Hiawatha police investigated a report made to the school district in in mid-June. At the time, she taught anatomy and biology at Hiawatha High School. T...More >>
  • Fraternity Embezzlement-Sentence

    Fraternity Embezzlement-Sentence

    Fraternity Embezzlement-Sentence

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:27 PM EST2018-01-23 00:27:09 GMT
    From Associated Press: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man who embezzled at least $380,500 from a University of Missouri fraternity has been sentenced to two years in prison. Sixty-three-year-old Burt Beard, of Kirksville, was sentenced Monday and ordered to make restitution to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The Columbia Tribune reports Beard apologized for his actions before he was sentenced. He pleaded guilty in September to bank fraud for embezzling the money. He was the frate...More >>
    From Associated Press: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man who embezzled at least $380,500 from a University of Missouri fraternity has been sentenced to two years in prison. Sixty-three-year-old Burt Beard, of Kirksville, was sentenced Monday and ordered to make restitution to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The Columbia Tribune reports Beard apologized for his actions before he was sentenced. He pleaded guilty in September to bank fraud for embezzling the money. He was the frate...More >>
  • Missouri Governor Greitens Proposes Higher Education Cuts

    Missouri Governor Greitens Proposes Higher Education Cuts

    Missouri Governor Greitens Proposes Higher Education Cuts

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-01-23 00:24:59 GMT
    From Associated Press: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has made his first public appearance in nearly two weeks since acknowledging an extramarital affair, announcing a budget plan that would slice at least $68 million from public colleges and universities. Greitens pitched the cut on Monday while outlining his roughly $28.8 billion budget recommendation for the fiscal year that begins in July. He's also asking for about $48 million less than what...More >>
    From Associated Press: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has made his first public appearance in nearly two weeks since acknowledging an extramarital affair, announcing a budget plan that would slice at least $68 million from public colleges and universities. Greitens pitched the cut on Monday while outlining his roughly $28.8 billion budget recommendation for the fiscal year that begins in July. He's also asking for about $48 million less than what...More >>
  • Talent Show Drums Up Dollars for Camp Barnabas Kids

    Talent Show Drums Up Dollars for Camp Barnabas Kids

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:39 PM EST2018-01-21 03:39:32 GMT

    A parade of talented people drummed up support for special needs kids to go to camp. The Talent for Campers event  in Neosho Saturday included signing to song  and  a group that  danced to a song from the popular Broadway musical Hamilton, 

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    A parade of talented people drummed up support for special needs kids to go to camp. The Talent for Campers event  in Neosho Saturday included signing to song  and  a group that  danced to a song from the popular Broadway musical Hamilton, 

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  • Joplin Public Library Begins A New Literacy Program

    Joplin Public Library Begins A New Literacy Program

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:42 PM EST2018-01-20 02:42:28 GMT
    The Joplin Public Library's new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program kicked off today. It allows families to check out bags of books to read with their babies, toddlers and young children. The parents try to reach one thousand books before their child enters kindergarten. Joplin resident Amanda Heeren says, "I think it's a great program. I think it encourages a lot of families who normally wouldn't normally maybe utilize the library to go ahead and come in and... they ha...More >>
    The Joplin Public Library's new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program kicked off today. It allows families to check out bags of books to read with their babies, toddlers and young children. The parents try to reach one thousand books before their child enters kindergarten. Joplin resident Amanda Heeren says, "I think it's a great program. I think it encourages a lot of families who normally wouldn't normally maybe utilize the library to go ahead and come in and... they ha...More >>
  • JFD Work Structure Fire

    JFD Work Structure Fire

    JFD Work Structure Fire

    Friday, January 19 2018 8:26 PM EST2018-01-20 01:26:39 GMT
    From 1/15/2018 On Monday, January 15, 2018, Ladder 1B, Rescue 3B, Engine 2B, Engine 4B, and Battalion 1B responded to a report of a structure fire at 727 S. Murphy Ave. The first arriving unit was on scene at 4:54 pm and reported a vacant one story single family dwelling with heavy smoke coming from the attic and fire showing. Crews entered the structure and extinguished the fire confining it to the room of origin. The fire was under control at 5:10pm, there were no injuries to civil...More >>
    From 1/15/2018 On Monday, January 15, 2018, Ladder 1B, Rescue 3B, Engine 2B, Engine 4B, and Battalion 1B responded to a report of a structure fire at 727 S. Murphy Ave. The first arriving unit was on scene at 4:54 pm and reported a vacant one story single family dwelling with heavy smoke coming from the attic and fire showing. Crews entered the structure and extinguished the fire confining it to the room of origin. The fire was under control at 5:10pm, there were no injuries to civil...More >>
  • JACC Ready for Next Week's Business Expo

    JACC Ready for Next Week's Business Expo

    JACC Ready for Next Week's Business Expo

    Friday, January 19 2018 8:22 PM EST2018-01-20 01:22:38 GMT
    From the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce: Can you believe it is only 4 more days for the JACC Business Expo! And the weather is looking much better for it - almost a heat wave. Doors open at Tuesday at noon and we will end the day with a special Business After Hours. Spend the evening mixing and mingling while enjoying free "tastes" from a variety of member restaurants. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are. www.joplincc.com/business-expo/More >>
    From the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce: Can you believe it is only 4 more days for the JACC Business Expo! And the weather is looking much better for it - almost a heat wave. Doors open at Tuesday at noon and we will end the day with a special Business After Hours. Spend the evening mixing and mingling while enjoying free "tastes" from a variety of member restaurants. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are. www.joplincc.com/business-expo/More >>
  • Dealing With Telemarketers - from the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    Dealing With Telemarketers - from the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    Dealing With Telemarketers - from the Newton County Sheriff's Office

    Friday, January 19 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-01-20 01:18:43 GMT
    You can file complaints with the Missouri Attorney General's office regarding telemarketers who call phone numbers that are listed on Missouri's No-Call list. Complaints can easily be made online through their website. Click the link below. https://ago.mo.gov/app/nocallcomplaintMore >>
    You can file complaints with the Missouri Attorney General's office regarding telemarketers who call phone numbers that are listed on Missouri's No-Call list. Complaints can easily be made online through their website. Click the link below. https://ago.mo.gov/app/nocallcomplaintMore >>
  • Man Convicted of Sexual Exploitation in Joplin

    Man Convicted of Sexual Exploitation in Joplin

    Friday, January 19 2018 8:11 PM EST2018-01-20 01:11:33 GMT
    A North Carolina man is convicted of sexual exploitation of child in Joplin. 33-year-old David Lee Perkins from Winston-Salem, NC faces at least 30 years in prison after crossing state lines with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a child under the age of 12. Perkins admitted that he used the victim to produce child pornography which he distributed. He was arrested on December 11, 2016 after a female acquaintance said she found several videos of Perkins engaged in sexually expl...More >>
    A North Carolina man is convicted of sexual exploitation of child in Joplin. 33-year-old David Lee Perkins from Winston-Salem, NC faces at least 30 years in prison after crossing state lines with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a child under the age of 12. Perkins admitted that he used the victim to produce child pornography which he distributed. He was arrested on December 11, 2016 after a female acquaintance said she found several videos of Perkins engaged in sexually expl...More >>
  • Joplin Council Candidates are Finalized for April Election

    Joplin Council Candidates are Finalized for April Election

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:27 PM EST2018-01-20 00:27:26 GMT

    Voters will be choosing five new seats for the Joplin City Council. Candidates are certified. The election is April 3rd.

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    Voters will be choosing five new seats for the Joplin City Council. Candidates are certified. The election is April 3rd.

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  • Local State Representative Runs for County Clerk

    Local State Representative Runs for County Clerk

    Local State Representative Runs for County Clerk

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:08 PM EST2018-01-19 21:08:40 GMT
    Missouri State Representative Charlie Davis announces he is dropping out of the Senate race.  Rep. Davis instead plans to run for Jasper County Clerk.  Here is a statement from Charlie Davis:  "For the past 8 years, I have had the privilege of serving the people of Jasper County in the Missouri Legislature. I am very proud of my accomplishments during the past 4 legislative sessions. Being on the Veterans Committee for 8 years and chairing the committee for ...More >>
    Missouri State Representative Charlie Davis announces he is dropping out of the Senate race.  Rep. Davis instead plans to run for Jasper County Clerk.  Here is a statement from Charlie Davis:  "For the past 8 years, I have had the privilege of serving the people of Jasper County in the Missouri Legislature. I am very proud of my accomplishments during the past 4 legislative sessions. Being on the Veterans Committee for 8 years and chairing the committee for ...More >>
  • Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Friday, January 19 2018 3:40 PM EST2018-01-19 20:40:58 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Last night at 11:54pm one of our officers stopped a vehicle at 18th and Maiden lane for multiple traffic violations, including speeding, lane use and fail to use a turn signal. The driver, a 41-year-old male, was found to be intoxicated and arrested for DWI. He was also cited for the traffic violations. As this weekend warms up and people venture back out, we encourage residents to plan ahead if alcohol is involved. Our officers are always looking for impai...red ...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Last night at 11:54pm one of our officers stopped a vehicle at 18th and Maiden lane for multiple traffic violations, including speeding, lane use and fail to use a turn signal. The driver, a 41-year-old male, was found to be intoxicated and arrested for DWI. He was also cited for the traffic violations. As this weekend warms up and people venture back out, we encourage residents to plan ahead if alcohol is involved. Our officers are always looking for impai...red ...More >>
  • Welcome Back, Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Welcome Back, Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Welcome Back, Incident Spotlight - from the Joplin Police Department

    Friday, January 19 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-01-19 20:39:27 GMT
    The #JPDIncidentSpotlight will be returning to our social media. The criteria that our department has developed and that we will utilize in order to help us decide which incidents to talk about will be: • Arrests which the public deem beneficial to the welfare of their community (drugs, stolen property, DWI) • Incidents that promote awareness of a certain crime or incident and encourage them to take extra steps to be safe and to protect their property • Incidents that...More >>
    The #JPDIncidentSpotlight will be returning to our social media. The criteria that our department has developed and that we will utilize in order to help us decide which incidents to talk about will be: • Arrests which the public deem beneficial to the welfare of their community (drugs, stolen property, DWI) • Incidents that promote awareness of a certain crime or incident and encourage them to take extra steps to be safe and to protect their property • Incidents that...More >>
  • ‘A unity of effort’: Brig. Gen. William Ward’s military career began with ROTC

    ‘A unity of effort’: Brig. Gen. William Ward’s military career began with ROTC

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-01-18 22:59:38 GMT
    William WardWilliam Ward
    The recruitment ceremony was held in the spring of 1984, with the officer candidates from the ROTC program gathered in the ballroom of Missouri Southern’s Billingsly Student Center. For Brigadier General William Ward, it was a moment that saw him continuing in his father’s footsteps. It would also prove to be a launching pad for a long and distinguished career with the National Guard. The Neosho native says he wanted to pursue a career similar to his father – a civ...More >>
    The recruitment ceremony was held in the spring of 1984, with the officer candidates from the ROTC program gathered in the ballroom of Missouri Southern’s Billingsly Student Center. For Brigadier General William Ward, it was a moment that saw him continuing in his father’s footsteps. It would also prove to be a launching pad for a long and distinguished career with the National Guard. The Neosho native says he wanted to pursue a career similar to his father – a civ...More >>
  • Neosho Area COC Members Complete another Year at Institute for Organization Management

    Neosho Area COC Members Complete another Year at Institute for Organization Management

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-01-18 22:56:32 GMT
    Ashley SilerAshley Siler
    Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Lauri Lyerla, Executive Director has recently completed her 3rd year and Ashley Siler, Director of Communication & Events has recently completed her 2nd year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program in Tucson, Arizona. “Institute graduates are recognized across the country as l...More >>
    Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Lauri Lyerla, Executive Director has recently completed her 3rd year and Ashley Siler, Director of Communication & Events has recently completed her 2nd year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program in Tucson, Arizona. “Institute graduates are recognized across the country as l...More >>
  • Chief Justice Says Low Judiciary Pay Threatens Kansas Legal System

    Chief Justice Says Low Judiciary Pay Threatens Kansas Legal System

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-01-18 05:14:02 GMT
     Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss has told legislators that judicial branch employees are so underpaid that the problem threatens the state's ability to provide justice. The chief justice's comments came during his annual State of the Judiciary address Wednesday to a joint session of the Legislature. Nuss said the pay for all job classifications within the court system are below market rates and some by as much as 21 percent. He said low pay results in unusually ...More >>
     Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss has told legislators that judicial branch employees are so underpaid that the problem threatens the state's ability to provide justice. The chief justice's comments came during his annual State of the Judiciary address Wednesday to a joint session of the Legislature. Nuss said the pay for all job classifications within the court system are below market rates and some by as much as 21 percent. He said low pay results in unusually ...More >>
  • Suspects In Kansas Bomb Plot Seek Conservative Jurors

    Suspects In Kansas Bomb Plot Seek Conservative Jurors

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-01-18 05:05:16 GMT
    A judge says three Kansas men accused of plotting to bomb apartments housing Somali refugees have no legal basis to request that prospective jurors come from counties where more residents voted for President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren issued the decision Wednesday.      The men are accused of targeting an apartment complex in Garden City, in rural western Kansas.  They're being tried at the closest federal courthouse about 220 miles away in Wi...More >>
    A judge says three Kansas men accused of plotting to bomb apartments housing Somali refugees have no legal basis to request that prospective jurors come from counties where more residents voted for President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren issued the decision Wednesday.      The men are accused of targeting an apartment complex in Garden City, in rural western Kansas.  They're being tried at the closest federal courthouse about 220 miles away in Wi...More >>
  • Bob Dole Receives Congressional Gold Medal

    Bob Dole Receives Congressional Gold Medal

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-01-18 04:50:44 GMT
         Former U.S. Senate majority leader Bob Dole says he's "extremely honored" to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.     The longtime Kansas lawmaker received our nation's highest civilian honor at a capitol ceremony Wednesday afternoon,  where President Trump called Dole "a true American hero".     The decorated World War II veteran was a part of national politics for decades and won the Republican nom...More >>
         Former U.S. Senate majority leader Bob Dole says he's "extremely honored" to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.     The longtime Kansas lawmaker received our nation's highest civilian honor at a capitol ceremony Wednesday afternoon,  where President Trump called Dole "a true American hero".     The decorated World War II veteran was a part of national politics for decades and won the Republican nom...More >>
  • MO Teacher Sues Board of Education

    MO Teacher Sues Board of Education

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:16 PM EST2018-01-18 02:16:57 GMT
    A Springfield, MO teacher is asking a judge to overturn the Missouri Board of Education's controversial removal of the state education commissioner. Teacher Laurie Sullivan filed the lawsuit in November. It accuses the board of violating the state's open meetings law before it fired Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Sullivan argues a deposition from board member Eddy Justice indicates the board discussed issues in two closed meetings late last year that should have been publi...More >>
    A Springfield, MO teacher is asking a judge to overturn the Missouri Board of Education's controversial removal of the state education commissioner. Teacher Laurie Sullivan filed the lawsuit in November. It accuses the board of violating the state's open meetings law before it fired Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Sullivan argues a deposition from board member Eddy Justice indicates the board discussed issues in two closed meetings late last year that should have been publi...More >>
  • PSU Hosts Educational Leadership Conference Centered Around Technology

    PSU Hosts Educational Leadership Conference Centered Around Technology

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:16 PM EST2018-01-18 02:16:06 GMT
    Across the Four-States gathered at Pitt State today for the KAMO Educational Leadership Conference. Award-Winning educational technology expert Steve Anderson talked to educators and administrators about how to make their school districts more tech savvy. Attendees hope to gain new ideas on how to better implement technology in and out of the classrooms. PSU Assistant Professor Michelle Hudiburg says, "We can ask a student to Google something and they're going to have ...More >>
    Across the Four-States gathered at Pitt State today for the KAMO Educational Leadership Conference. Award-Winning educational technology expert Steve Anderson talked to educators and administrators about how to make their school districts more tech savvy. Attendees hope to gain new ideas on how to better implement technology in and out of the classrooms. PSU Assistant Professor Michelle Hudiburg says, "We can ask a student to Google something and they're going to have ...More >>
  • New Early Literacy Program at Joplin Library

    New Early Literacy Program at Joplin Library

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-01-18 00:24:01 GMT
    The Joplin Public Library announces a new early literacy program. The goal is to encourage parents to get involved with reading to their babies, toddlers and young children. The program is called "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten". Families will be given specially selected books. Over time, families are encouraged to make their way through 200 bags, each with 5 books, before their child enters Kindergarten. The program will also provide a way for families to log the books th...More >>
    The Joplin Public Library announces a new early literacy program. The goal is to encourage parents to get involved with reading to their babies, toddlers and young children. The program is called "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten". Families will be given specially selected books. Over time, families are encouraged to make their way through 200 bags, each with 5 books, before their child enters Kindergarten. The program will also provide a way for families to log the books th...More >>
  • Residential trash service to run Thursday and Friday and resumes normal schedule next week

    Residential trash service to run Thursday and Friday and resumes normal schedule next week

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:36 PM EST2018-01-17 22:36:21 GMT
    Republic Services, the Joplin residential trash provider, has announced that the regular weekly trash schedule for residential trash customers will resume on Thursday, January 18. Republic will run the Thursday and Friday routes this week. Customers on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes will have ALL of their trash picked up on their normal day next week (weather permitting) since they did not have service this week due to the snow and ice conditions earlier this week. Customer...More >>
    Republic Services, the Joplin residential trash provider, has announced that the regular weekly trash schedule for residential trash customers will resume on Thursday, January 18. Republic will run the Thursday and Friday routes this week. Customers on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes will have ALL of their trash picked up on their normal day next week (weather permitting) since they did not have service this week due to the snow and ice conditions earlier this week. Customer...More >>
  • Professor earns appointment to prestigious national award committee

    Professor earns appointment to prestigious national award committee

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:14 PM EST2018-01-17 21:14:17 GMT
    Susan Knell has been appointed to the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award Committee.Susan Knell has been appointed to the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award Committee.
    Susan Knell, a longtime faculty member in the College of Education who has gained an international reputation in children's literature, has been appointed to the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award Committee.  The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international distinction given to authors and illustrators of children's books. Given every other year by the International Board on Books for Young People at the IBBY World Congress, the award rec...More >>
    Susan Knell, a longtime faculty member in the College of Education who has gained an international reputation in children's literature, has been appointed to the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award Committee.  The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international distinction given to authors and illustrators of children's books. Given every other year by the International Board on Books for Young People at the IBBY World Congress, the award rec...More >>
  • Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to Join School Choice Rally

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to Join School Choice Rally

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to Join School Choice Rally

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:18 PM EST2018-01-17 19:18:47 GMT
    Coalition-style celebration of National School Choice Week planned at the state capitol Topeka- Hundreds of students, parents, teachers, and community leaders will head to the Kansas State Capitol to celebrate the ability of all parents to choose the right school for their child during National School Choice Week. The event is planned for January 24 at 11:45 a.m. Gov. Brownback is expected to speak at the rally. More than 200 people are expected to attend the event at the Kansas Sta...More >>
    Coalition-style celebration of National School Choice Week planned at the state capitol Topeka- Hundreds of students, parents, teachers, and community leaders will head to the Kansas State Capitol to celebrate the ability of all parents to choose the right school for their child during National School Choice Week. The event is planned for January 24 at 11:45 a.m. Gov. Brownback is expected to speak at the rally. More than 200 people are expected to attend the event at the Kansas Sta...More >>
  • SCAM Alert from Newton County Sheriff's Office

    SCAM Alert from Newton County Sheriff's Office

    SCAM Alert from Newton County Sheriff's Office

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:16 PM EST2018-01-17 19:16:07 GMT
    On 01-16-18, the Newton County Sheriff's Office received a report of an individual calling people in the area and identifying himself as either the Newton County Sheriff or an employee of the Sheriff's Office. That individual informs people that they have a warrant and will be arrested if they do not pay a fine. The caller instructs the individual to purchase money cards or gift cards to pay the fine. The caller always attempts to keep the victim on the phone the entire time while the...More >>
    On 01-16-18, the Newton County Sheriff's Office received a report of an individual calling people in the area and identifying himself as either the Newton County Sheriff or an employee of the Sheriff's Office. That individual informs people that they have a warrant and will be arrested if they do not pay a fine. The caller instructs the individual to purchase money cards or gift cards to pay the fine. The caller always attempts to keep the victim on the phone the entire time while the...More >>
  • GOP Lawmakers Call For MO Governor To Resign

    GOP Lawmakers Call For MO Governor To Resign

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-01-17 04:59:58 GMT
        Several Republican lawmakers want Missouri Governor. Eric Greitens to resign after he acknowledged he had an extramarital affair.  But the governor says he has no intention of stepping down.     Republican state Senator Rob Schaaf called on Greitens to resign Tuesday during a speech on the Senate floor.     Missouri house members Kathie Conway, Steve Cookson, Marsha Haefner and Nate Walker all released statements Tuesday saying Gre...More >>
        Several Republican lawmakers want Missouri Governor. Eric Greitens to resign after he acknowledged he had an extramarital affair.  But the governor says he has no intention of stepping down.     Republican state Senator Rob Schaaf called on Greitens to resign Tuesday during a speech on the Senate floor.     Missouri house members Kathie Conway, Steve Cookson, Marsha Haefner and Nate Walker all released statements Tuesday saying Gre...More >>
  • Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation Requests Hearing

    Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation Requests Hearing

    Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation Requests Hearing

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:19 PM EST2018-01-17 01:19:11 GMT
    OVERLAND PARK, KS ---Today, the Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation (KCCP) sent a letter to Sen. Elaine Bowers, Chair of the Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government Committee, requesting a hearing in the 2018 Legislative session on a bill aimed at increasing citizen participation in Kansas elections. The coalition requests a hearing on a bill that would (1) repeal the Secretary of State's bureaucratic proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration, (2) enact ele...More >>
    OVERLAND PARK, KS ---Today, the Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation (KCCP) sent a letter to Sen. Elaine Bowers, Chair of the Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government Committee, requesting a hearing in the 2018 Legislative session on a bill aimed at increasing citizen participation in Kansas elections. The coalition requests a hearing on a bill that would (1) repeal the Secretary of State's bureaucratic proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration, (2) enact ele...More >>
  • Congressional Gold Medal for Bob Dole

    Congressional Gold Medal for Bob Dole

    Congressional Gold Medal for Bob Dole

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:16 PM EST2018-01-17 01:16:21 GMT
    Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 17) Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) will present Senator Bob Dole with the Congressional Gold Medal following the passage H.R.3332 / S.1616. The ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol and is open to invited guests and credentialed members of the media only. Participants include: Senator Bob Dole, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Major...More >>
    Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 17) Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) will present Senator Bob Dole with the Congressional Gold Medal following the passage H.R.3332 / S.1616. The ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol and is open to invited guests and credentialed members of the media only. Participants include: Senator Bob Dole, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Major...More >>
  • Kansas Police Respond To Another Hoax Call

    Kansas Police Respond To Another Hoax Call

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:53 PM EST2018-01-16 02:53:32 GMT
        For the second time in weeks, a call to Kansas police officers has turned out to be a hoax.     This time, Overland Park Kansas police received a call Monday morning from a man who said he had shot a relative inside a home and he would shoot police if they showed up.      Police spokesman Officer John Lacy says dispatchers surrounded the home Monday but eventually determined a man and two sons inside had not made the call and no on...More >>
        For the second time in weeks, a call to Kansas police officers has turned out to be a hoax.     This time, Overland Park Kansas police received a call Monday morning from a man who said he had shot a relative inside a home and he would shoot police if they showed up.      Police spokesman Officer John Lacy says dispatchers surrounded the home Monday but eventually determined a man and two sons inside had not made the call and no on...More >>
  • Body Found In Burning Missouri Dumpster

    Body Found In Burning Missouri Dumpster

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:44 PM EST2018-01-16 02:44:39 GMT
        Police in Grandview Missouri have a person of interest in custody after a woman's body was found inside a burning dumpster.     Investigators in the Kansas City suburb have identified the woman as 27-year-old Lynette Williams.      Her body was discovered Sunday inside a dumpster that had been set on fire at the Arbors of Grandview apartments.       More >>
        Police in Grandview Missouri have a person of interest in custody after a woman's body was found inside a burning dumpster.     Investigators in the Kansas City suburb have identified the woman as 27-year-old Lynette Williams.      Her body was discovered Sunday inside a dumpster that had been set on fire at the Arbors of Grandview apartments.       More >>
  • CFO Testifies About Financial Problems At OK Dept Of Health

    CFO Testifies About Financial Problems At OK Dept Of Health

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:36 PM EST2018-01-16 02:36:58 GMT
        The chief financial officer of the Oklahoma State Department of Health says he's seen major problems with how the agency has handled its finances.     CFO Mike Romero, testified for more than three hours before a special House committee investigating financial problems at the agency.     Romero says he began noticing problems within weeks after he was hired in April.      He says he first became concerned about ...More >>
        The chief financial officer of the Oklahoma State Department of Health says he's seen major problems with how the agency has handled its finances.     CFO Mike Romero, testified for more than three hours before a special House committee investigating financial problems at the agency.     Romero says he began noticing problems within weeks after he was hired in April.      He says he first became concerned about ...More >>
  • Skeletal Remains Discovered Near Tulsa Airport

    Skeletal Remains Discovered Near Tulsa Airport

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:29 PM EST2018-01-16 02:29:36 GMT
        Investigators say there's plenty they don't know about human remains discovered in a field near Tulsa International Airport -- including the person's identity and cause of death.     Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Dave Walker says people disposing of tree limbs in the field found the remains Saturday afternoon. The remains included a skull, rib cage and spine.     Walker says more skeletal remains were found near a tree after police arriv...More >>
        Investigators say there's plenty they don't know about human remains discovered in a field near Tulsa International Airport -- including the person's identity and cause of death.     Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Dave Walker says people disposing of tree limbs in the field found the remains Saturday afternoon. The remains included a skull, rib cage and spine.     Walker says more skeletal remains were found near a tree after police arriv...More >>
  • Tulsa PD Leaving TV Show

    Tulsa PD Leaving TV Show

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:16 PM EST2018-01-16 02:16:18 GMT

        The Tulsa Oklahoma police department  is among law enforcement agencies ending their agreements to be on A&E Network's real-time police show "Live PD" as local government leaders concluded the program was making their communities look bad.     Those agencies withdrawing from the program include police departments in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Streetsboro, Ohio.      Government leaders say the national spotlight on cr...

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        The Tulsa Oklahoma police department  is among law enforcement agencies ending their agreements to be on A&E Network's real-time police show "Live PD" as local government leaders concluded the program was making their communities look bad.     Those agencies withdrawing from the program include police departments in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Streetsboro, Ohio.      Government leaders say the national spotlight on cr...

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  • Cherokee Leaders Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

    Cherokee Leaders Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:13 PM EST2018-01-16 02:13:31 GMT
        Cherokee Nation leaders marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known as Freedmen.         Cherokee Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. says Principal Chief Bill John Baker decided the tribe should honor of the King holiday this year because of ongoing racial tensions nationwide and because the tribe is seeking to make amends on the slavery issue.  &nb...More >>
        Cherokee Nation leaders marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known as Freedmen.         Cherokee Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. says Principal Chief Bill John Baker decided the tribe should honor of the King holiday this year because of ongoing racial tensions nationwide and because the tribe is seeking to make amends on the slavery issue.  &nb...More >>
  • Missouri Governor Delays Tax Tour

    Missouri Governor Delays Tax Tour

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:00 PM EST2018-01-16 02:00:32 GMT
        Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is delaying a planned tour to talk about his tax change proposals after admitting to having an extramarital affair.      The Republican's spokesman said Monday that the governor will still unveil his policy goals this week, but that he's delaying a promotional tour.      Greitens acknowledged being "unfaithful" in his marriage after a Wednesday report by St. Louis television station KMOV ab...More >>
        Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is delaying a planned tour to talk about his tax change proposals after admitting to having an extramarital affair.      The Republican's spokesman said Monday that the governor will still unveil his policy goals this week, but that he's delaying a promotional tour.      Greitens acknowledged being "unfaithful" in his marriage after a Wednesday report by St. Louis television station KMOV ab...More >>
  • Crowder College Literary & Art Magazine Wins First Place Award

    Crowder College Literary & Art Magazine Wins First Place Award

    Sunday, January 14 2018 10:15 PM EST2018-01-15 03:15:02 GMT

    The Crowder Quill won first place awards from two national organizations. The Quill is a literary/art magazine produced by Crowder College students.  

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    The Crowder Quill won first place awards from two national organizations. The Quill is a literary/art magazine produced by Crowder College students.  

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  • Wet Wintry Weather Creates Added Danger For Area Homeless

    Wet Wintry Weather Creates Added Danger For Area Homeless

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:01 PM EST2018-01-15 02:01:01 GMT
    The cold weather draws many of Joplin's homeless to shelters such as Souls Harbor and Watered Gardens. However the wet winter weather can at times amplify the need for warmth. According to the national coalition for the homeless -- life threatening hypothermia can set in anywhere from below freezing to as warm as 50 degrees. With temperatures reaching single digits this week -- shelters across the area are preparing for an influx of homeless trying to stay warm. Souls Harbor Director...More >>
    The cold weather draws many of Joplin's homeless to shelters such as Souls Harbor and Watered Gardens. However the wet winter weather can at times amplify the need for warmth. According to the national coalition for the homeless -- life threatening hypothermia can set in anywhere from below freezing to as warm as 50 degrees. With temperatures reaching single digits this week -- shelters across the area are preparing for an influx of homeless trying to stay warm. Souls Harbor Director...More >>
  • Levi Englert Basketball Tournament For Kids and Club

    Levi Englert Basketball Tournament For Kids and Club

    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:26 PM EST2018-01-14 03:26:38 GMT

     A giant fundraiser for the Joplin Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri  is underway with  help from volunteers.  

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     A giant fundraiser for the Joplin Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri  is underway with  help from volunteers.  

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  • Parsons Kids Stay Active Minus The Cold

    Parsons Kids Stay Active Minus The Cold

    Saturday, January 13 2018 7:04 PM EST2018-01-14 00:04:30 GMT
    Kids in Parsons this morning were able to be active without being out in the freezing cold. The Parson Recreation Commission opened the doors to the Multi Arts Academy Tumbling Gym for its Tumble Tots program. For just $1 kids aged six and under were able to play with a variety of trampolines, balls and climbing equipment. They open the gym twice a month year round, which allows parents plenty of opportunity to spend time with their kids without breaking the bank. Community Cent...More >>
    Kids in Parsons this morning were able to be active without being out in the freezing cold. The Parson Recreation Commission opened the doors to the Multi Arts Academy Tumbling Gym for its Tumble Tots program. For just $1 kids aged six and under were able to play with a variety of trampolines, balls and climbing equipment. They open the gym twice a month year round, which allows parents plenty of opportunity to spend time with their kids without breaking the bank. Community Cent...More >>
  • The Joplin Sam's Club Opens After Renovation

    The Joplin Sam's Club Opens After Renovation

    Friday, January 12 2018 6:52 PM EST2018-01-12 23:52:41 GMT
    The Joplin Sam's Club got a pretty big upgrade -- a six million dollar one. Employees and the Chamber of Commerce held a grand re-opening of the club this morning. It's the first major remodel since it opened in 1993. The newly renovated Sam's club will feature a revamped cafe, walk-in coolers and a health and wellness center. Sam's Club manager Rob Thomas says, "It's beautiful. We are just happy that the company invested the money in Joplin Missouri. I've never been a part of s...More >>
    The Joplin Sam's Club got a pretty big upgrade -- a six million dollar one. Employees and the Chamber of Commerce held a grand re-opening of the club this morning. It's the first major remodel since it opened in 1993. The newly renovated Sam's club will feature a revamped cafe, walk-in coolers and a health and wellness center. Sam's Club manager Rob Thomas says, "It's beautiful. We are just happy that the company invested the money in Joplin Missouri. I've never been a part of s...More >>
  • Snow receives state-wide teacher award

    Snow receives state-wide teacher award

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-12 22:44:08 GMT
    Snow has been a teacher at Lakeside Elementary for two years.Snow has been a teacher at Lakeside Elementary for two years.
    In her second grade classroom at Lakeside Elementary, Ms. Ashley Snow is teaching her students about silent letters and how different letters combine to create sounds. Snow was in the middle of doing a lesson in phonics when she received a very exciting call. It was Dr. Randy Watson, the Kansas Commissioner of Education, letting her know she was named a winner of the Kansas Horizon Award. "I was shocked to get the phone call from Dr. Randy Watson," she said. "It was ...More >>
    In her second grade classroom at Lakeside Elementary, Ms. Ashley Snow is teaching her students about silent letters and how different letters combine to create sounds. Snow was in the middle of doing a lesson in phonics when she received a very exciting call. It was Dr. Randy Watson, the Kansas Commissioner of Education, letting her know she was named a winner of the Kansas Horizon Award. "I was shocked to get the phone call from Dr. Randy Watson," she said. "It was ...More >>
  • AG Derek Schmidt, KBI recognize Amber Alert Awareness Day

    AG Derek Schmidt, KBI recognize Amber Alert Awareness Day

    Friday, January 12 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-01-12 21:44:24 GMT
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and KBI Director Kirk Thompson remind Kansans to stay alert when the public’s assistance is needed to help locate missing children. The reminder comes as National Amber Alert Awareness Day is observed tomorrow. “When a child is abducted, getting detailed information about the incident out to the public as quickly as possible can be critical,” Schmidt said. “The first hours after an abduction are critical, and the watchful ...More >>
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and KBI Director Kirk Thompson remind Kansans to stay alert when the public’s assistance is needed to help locate missing children. The reminder comes as National Amber Alert Awareness Day is observed tomorrow. “When a child is abducted, getting detailed information about the incident out to the public as quickly as possible can be critical,” Schmidt said. “The first hours after an abduction are critical, and the watchful ...More >>
  • Students spend break volunteering at center for elderly

    Students spend break volunteering at center for elderly

    Friday, January 12 2018 4:40 PM EST2018-01-12 21:40:45 GMT
    Two groups of PSU nursing students decided to spend their winter break in class — but not the usual kind of class.  They earned credit for working as volunteers at PACE in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana.  PACE, or the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly, promotes the health, independence and dignity of senior citizens by enabling frail older adults to live in their homes and in the community as lon...More >>
    Two groups of PSU nursing students decided to spend their winter break in class — but not the usual kind of class.  They earned credit for working as volunteers at PACE in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana.  PACE, or the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly, promotes the health, independence and dignity of senior citizens by enabling frail older adults to live in their homes and in the community as lon...More >>
  • Oklahoma Business Leaders Call For Tax Hikes

    Oklahoma Business Leaders Call For Tax Hikes

    Friday, January 12 2018 3:55 PM EST2018-01-12 20:55:06 GMT
         A coalition of Oklahoma business and civic leaders is calling for higher taxes to pay for teacher pay raises.     The group "Step Up Oklahoma " held a news conference in Oklahoma City announcing support for tax hikes on cigarettes, motor fuel, energy production and some personal income.     The money would fund $5,000 pay hikes for teachers.      Supporters of the proposal include Devon Energy co-founder L...More >>
         A coalition of Oklahoma business and civic leaders is calling for higher taxes to pay for teacher pay raises.     The group "Step Up Oklahoma " held a news conference in Oklahoma City announcing support for tax hikes on cigarettes, motor fuel, energy production and some personal income.     The money would fund $5,000 pay hikes for teachers.      Supporters of the proposal include Devon Energy co-founder L...More >>
  • Community Forum Puts the Focus on Teen Suicide

    Community Forum Puts the Focus on Teen Suicide

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-01-11 03:46:12 GMT

    A community forum in Joplin puts the focus on teen suicide. 

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    A community forum in Joplin puts the focus on teen suicide. 

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  • Skills Unlimited, Inc. Hiring

    Skills Unlimited, Inc. Hiring

    Skills Unlimited, Inc. Hiring

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:11 PM EST2018-01-11 00:11:03 GMT
    Direct Support Staff Needed!!! We are currently looking for dependable, compassionate people to work with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Positions include teaching and supporting the following skills: Health and safety at home and in the community, meal planning and preparation, home keeping, personal grooming, community involvement and many more. Must have a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance. Experience working with people who have int...More >>
    Direct Support Staff Needed!!! We are currently looking for dependable, compassionate people to work with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Positions include teaching and supporting the following skills: Health and safety at home and in the community, meal planning and preparation, home keeping, personal grooming, community involvement and many more. Must have a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance. Experience working with people who have int...More >>
  • Special Olympics Hoops Tourney Coming to Neosho and Joplin

    Special Olympics Hoops Tourney Coming to Neosho and Joplin

    Special Olympics Hoops Tourney Coming to Neosho and Joplin

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-01-11 00:10:17 GMT
    Special Olympics Missouri regional basketball tournaments will be held in Neosho (Saturday, January 27) and Joplin (Saturday, February 10). Games in Neosho will be held at the high school and middle school, while a number of venues in Joplin will host tournament games. Volunteers are needed to help keep score & run the clock, help teams check-in, evaluate games, be assistants for individual and team skill drills, among many others. Those interested can follow this link to sign ...More >>
    Special Olympics Missouri regional basketball tournaments will be held in Neosho (Saturday, January 27) and Joplin (Saturday, February 10). Games in Neosho will be held at the high school and middle school, while a number of venues in Joplin will host tournament games. Volunteers are needed to help keep score & run the clock, help teams check-in, evaluate games, be assistants for individual and team skill drills, among many others. Those interested can follow this link to sign ...More >>
  • MSSU Announces Cheer Cub Clinic

    MSSU Announces Cheer Cub Clinic

    MSSU Announces Cheer Cub Clinic

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-10 23:02:20 GMT
    ***Registration Deadline: Friday, January 12th*** Grades: K through 8th - $50/child (children from same family $30/child) When: Saturday, January 20th 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (check-in begins at 8:30 am) Where: Leggett & Platt Athletic Center Performance Time: Halftime of Women's game (game begins at 1:30 pm) What's Included: * Quality cheer material taught by the MSSU Cheer Squad * Halftime performance * Lunch with the cheerleaders * 2 parent game tickets (clinic attendees a...More >>
    ***Registration Deadline: Friday, January 12th*** Grades: K through 8th - $50/child (children from same family $30/child) When: Saturday, January 20th 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (check-in begins at 8:30 am) Where: Leggett & Platt Athletic Center Performance Time: Halftime of Women's game (game begins at 1:30 pm) What's Included: * Quality cheer material taught by the MSSU Cheer Squad * Halftime performance * Lunch with the cheerleaders * 2 parent game tickets (clinic attendees a...More >>
  • Mercy Wellness Speaker Series This Week

    Mercy Wellness Speaker Series This Week

    Mercy Wellness Speaker Series This Week

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:30 PM EST2018-01-10 22:30:28 GMT

    Mercy Wellness Speaker Series: Plastic Surgery What: Free lunch and learn with Dr. David Gray When: Noon to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018 Where: Mercy Hospital Joplin - Conference Center, second floor near gift shop Thinking about plastic surgery? Mercy has the only board-certified plastic surgeon in Joplin specializing in plastic surgery. Join Dr. David Gray as he discusses the many services Mercy offers.

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    Mercy Wellness Speaker Series: Plastic Surgery What: Free lunch and learn with Dr. David Gray When: Noon to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018 Where: Mercy Hospital Joplin - Conference Center, second floor near gift shop Thinking about plastic surgery? Mercy has the only board-certified plastic surgeon in Joplin specializing in plastic surgery. Join Dr. David Gray as he discusses the many services Mercy offers.

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  • Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins Selected to Chair Subcommittee on Oversight

    Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins Selected to Chair Subcommittee on Oversight

    Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins Selected to Chair Subcommittee on Oversight

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:24 PM EST2018-01-10 22:24:14 GMT
    Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02), was selected as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. The Subcommittee's jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service and the taxpayer experience. Jenkins released the following statement after the selection: "The opportunity to hold a chairmanship is a tremendous honor, and I am humbled to take up this new role. "As we come off the heels of generat...More >>
    Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02), was selected as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. The Subcommittee's jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service and the taxpayer experience. Jenkins released the following statement after the selection: "The opportunity to hold a chairmanship is a tremendous honor, and I am humbled to take up this new role. "As we come off the heels of generat...More >>
  • McCaskill Bill Would End Iowa Addresses For Missourians

    McCaskill Bill Would End Iowa Addresses For Missourians

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 4:04 PM EST2018-01-10 21:04:19 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri)
    Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill has introduced a bill that would allow all Missourians to have Missouri mailing addresses.     For years, some northern Missourians in Atchison, Clark, Harrison, Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler and Scotland counties have been assigned Iowa mailing addresses.  The Postal Service has not explained why.     Missourians with Iowa addresses have said it causes confusion on emergency calls, forces some residents to cast provisi...More >>
    Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill has introduced a bill that would allow all Missourians to have Missouri mailing addresses.     For years, some northern Missourians in Atchison, Clark, Harrison, Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler and Scotland counties have been assigned Iowa mailing addresses.  The Postal Service has not explained why.     Missourians with Iowa addresses have said it causes confusion on emergency calls, forces some residents to cast provisi...More >>
  • PIttsburg Area Chamber of Commerce January Chamber Coffees

    PIttsburg Area Chamber of Commerce January Chamber Coffees

    PIttsburg Area Chamber of Commerce January Chamber Coffees

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-01-10 00:32:45 GMT
    January 11 Chamber Coffee Thursday 8 AM Embellish Boutique January 18 Chamber Coffee Thursday 8 AM 808 E Jefferson St, Pittsburg, KS 66762  January 25 Chamber Coffee Thursday 8 AM Progressive Products, Inc.More >>
    January 11 Chamber Coffee Thursday 8 AM Embellish Boutique January 18 Chamber Coffee Thursday 8 AM 808 E Jefferson St, Pittsburg, KS 66762  January 25 Chamber Coffee Thursday 8 AM Progressive Products, Inc.More >>
  • The Joplin Recycling Center Offers New Self-Serve Document Destruction

    The Joplin Recycling Center Offers New Self-Serve Document Destruction

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:25 PM EST2018-01-10 00:25:25 GMT
    If you have a bunch of unnecessary personal papers lying around that you've been waiting to shred, you're in luck. The Joplin Recycling Center is replacing its shredding machine with a locked 96 gallon container that will be switched out every week. Like the shredder, it's self-serve, but now you can drop up to 200 pages at a time instead of the usual 16. CRC shredding will securely dispose of the documents in the container on a weekly basis. "The truck is very se...More >>
    If you have a bunch of unnecessary personal papers lying around that you've been waiting to shred, you're in luck. The Joplin Recycling Center is replacing its shredding machine with a locked 96 gallon container that will be switched out every week. Like the shredder, it's self-serve, but now you can drop up to 200 pages at a time instead of the usual 16. CRC shredding will securely dispose of the documents in the container on a weekly basis. "The truck is very se...More >>
  • Weddings 12-31-03

    Weddings 12-31-03

    Monday, January 22 2018 5:23 PM EST2018-01-22 22:23:51 GMT
    On December 31st, 2003, wedding bells signified the New Year for five four-state couples.  They took to plunge with thousands of strangers. It was all part of a local radio promotion for KSYN 92.5. The wedding ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn in Joplin. The five couples were selected to say I-Do live on the air based on letters and pictures submitted.More >>
    On December 31st, 2003, wedding bells signified the New Year for five four-state couples.  They took to plunge with thousands of strangers. It was all part of a local radio promotion for KSYN 92.5. The wedding ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn in Joplin. The five couples were selected to say I-Do live on the air based on letters and pictures submitted.More >>
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