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Carthage Police Make Arrest In Shooting

Carthage Police Make Arrest In Shooting

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Police make their first arrest for a shooting that put two people in the hospital last week. Carthage Police Department responded to Kansas City Mo in reference to the shooting investigation that occurred at 1142 River St. Carthage Police Detectives with the assistance Kansas City Mo Police Department Impact Unit.  21-year-old Timothy McLeod was arrested in Kansas City Thursday night.  He is now in the Jasper County Jail.  McLeod was arrested on warrant for t...

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LOCAL MECHANIC’S GIFT TO FAMILY WAS ANSWERED PRAYER Video included

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  A local mom is calling an auto mechanic an angel for his gift to her son who lives with autism.           

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Epidemic Influenza Levels Prompt Health Department to Offer Free Flu Shots Video included

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There have been 271 flu cases in Newton County alone since December; usually that number is 50.

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Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization Presents Draft Plan of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan

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The city of Joplin and surrounding urban areas are getting closer to having a network of biking and walking trails. One of the reps from the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization presented the newest version of the plan to the board and any members of the public that wanted to join the meeting. One of the missions of the improved network of biking and walking trails is to be able to provide more of an inclusive transportation experience around the area. "Cities have of... More>>

Joplin Takes On Pilot Program Hopefully Adding Low Income Housing Options

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Although they may be seemingly empty inside, a vacant house could be a family's new dream. "It is allowed under the Abandoned Housing Act of Missouri. It's a state bill, it authorizes non-profits to file with the circuit court to acquire properties. These properties must be abandoned as defined by state statute" says the City of Joplin's Community Development Planner, Thomas Walters. Which he explains as the home being vacant for a minimum of six months and the homeowne...

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Much Needed Daycare Will Disappear with Sale of Webb City Y

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  The Joplin Family YMCA is selling its Heritage Youth Development Center to the Webb City school district.  That will eliminate a much-needed daycare program. It's a good property buy for district but is leaving some parents at a loss. 

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Joplin Puppy Healing after Frostbite Tragedy Video included

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Meet Defender. He's one heck of a fighter, and even though he just lost a leg to frost bite, that isn't keeping his spirits down.

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Emergency Officials: Joplin House Fire Appears To Have Been Set By Homeless Trying To Keep Warm Video included

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Two years ago, fires in vacant houses caused by the homeless accounted for 20 percent of the total fires that year.

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Winter Driving Tips and What to Stock in Vehicle to Survive Getting Stuck

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It is best to stay off the roads when they are icy. But for those who must drive,  AAA has these tips for doing so safely and what to stock in your vehicle. 

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Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

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A Baxter Springs man is found inside a burned home.  According to Baxter Springs Fire Department crews were called Monday night at approximately 10:08pm. Baxter Springs Fire, Police and EMS were dispatched to a report of a large unknown type fire in the area of 10th and Wyandotte. Fire crews arrived on scene at 505 1/2 W 9th in Baxter Springs to find a mobile home fully involved with fire. There was a vehicle next to the residence and a boat and trailer at the rear that w... More>>

Playin' in the Snow

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If you thought Monday's cold weather meant kids spent all day indoors playing video games, think again! 

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KDOT Concerns During the Extreme Cold

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In Southeast Kansas, KDOT crews have been working on roads since Sunday morning. But KDOT Area Superintendent Wayne Nelson says, the extreme cold temperatures expected Monday night and Tuesday morning, are creating new problems.

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Joplin Police Department Declares Emergency Road Conditions

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The Joplin Police Department has activated its emergency road conditions policy. The department warns all residents to go out only if it's absolutely necessary. If you're involved with an accident exchange insurance information. Officers will respond to accidents involving injuries or a driver leaving the scene without exchanging information. If you get into a non-injury and you would still like a report filed, you can come to the police station when road conditions improve. More>>

Joplin Police Hope Motorists Continue Safe Driving in Snow

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Colder night time temperatures will turn much of slush into ice.

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MLK Breakfast Canceled Due to Winter Weather Threat

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A winter weather advisory for the region has prompted Missouri Southern State University's MLK Committee to cancel a breakfast on Monday morning. 

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Angry Missouri Parents

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The town of Bourbon, Missouri is filled with some angry parents, after a state mental health survey asked middle school kids to identify their sexual preferences. 

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Private Autopsies

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One Missouri county has hired a private firm to perform autopsies while it continues to search for a full-time medical examiner.     

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Area Agencies Helping the Homeless to See More Money This Year Video included

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The Zahn and Ridgway apartments are home to some Jasper and Newton County residents once homeless or in dangerous living conditions.  They get rental assistance through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care. The Economic Security Corporation has five programs getting grant funds renewed. This year more than 576,000 dollars spread between four agencies.. That's 26,934 dollars more than last year to be used to help 130 ho... More>>

Joplin City Councilman: Despite Assumptions, No Official Talks of Reinstating Joplin Police Social Media Posts Video included

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"We said we wanted to just allow the city manager and police chief to engage in a conversation."

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  • Lungs for Brian

    Lungs for Brian

    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-01-14 03:47:28 GMT

    Fans of good music for a good cause over in Joplin, were in luck Saturday. 

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    Fans of good music for a good cause over in Joplin, were in luck Saturday. 

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  • Woman in Affair with MO Governor Says Distraught Over Recording Release

    Woman in Affair with MO Governor Says Distraught Over Recording Release

    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:19 PM EST2018-01-14 03:19:34 GMT

    Woman in affair with Missouri's Governor says her ex-husband released phone recording without her permission. 

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    Woman in affair with Missouri's Governor says her ex-husband released phone recording without her permission. 

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  • Celebrating MLK in Oswego

    Celebrating MLK in Oswego

    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-01-14 03:18:47 GMT

    Oswego, Kansas honored civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual ceremony and celebration Saturday. 

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    Oswego, Kansas honored civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual ceremony and celebration Saturday. 

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  • Columbus Firefighters Battle Blaze Despite Frozen Fire Hydrants

    Columbus Firefighters Battle Blaze Despite Frozen Fire Hydrants

    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:12 PM EST2018-01-14 03:12:52 GMT
    A home gutted by fire, flames Columbus crews arrived to fight, but faced another challenge in bitterly cold weather. Because  it's not just water that freezes, it's fire hydrant plugs as well. An obstacle for Columbus firefighters when they tried to hook up to a fire hydrant. "It froze up, so we had to switch to another hydrant and that just takes a little bit of extra time." says Chief Jason Allison, who hasn't experienced a frozen hydrant while in Columbus....More >>
    A home gutted by fire, flames Columbus crews arrived to fight, but faced another challenge in bitterly cold weather. Because  it's not just water that freezes, it's fire hydrant plugs as well. An obstacle for Columbus firefighters when they tried to hook up to a fire hydrant. "It froze up, so we had to switch to another hydrant and that just takes a little bit of extra time." says Chief Jason Allison, who hasn't experienced a frozen hydrant while in Columbus....More >>
  • Sprucing Up Sidewalks in Pittsburg

    Sprucing Up Sidewalks in Pittsburg

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:39 PM EST2018-01-13 03:39:06 GMT

    The city of Pittsburg came up with a new sales tax for street repair last year, with $50,000 being set aside for sidewalk repair. 

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    The city of Pittsburg came up with a new sales tax for street repair last year, with $50,000 being set aside for sidewalk repair. 

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  • Carthage Police Department Release Year End Report

    Carthage Police Department Release Year End Report

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:00 PM EST2018-01-13 00:00:01 GMT
    With the city of Carthage growing in population, the number of overall crimes decreasing could be seen as a positive.  "We are having a population increase. Our schools are seeing a lot more people coming in and traffic is getting heavier. So keeping the crime rates the same, that is good news" says Chief Greg Dagnan, from Carthage Police Department. But a particular area of the report shows an increase  of rapes, with 11 cases this year. Over the past four years t...More >>
    With the city of Carthage growing in population, the number of overall crimes decreasing could be seen as a positive.  "We are having a population increase. Our schools are seeing a lot more people coming in and traffic is getting heavier. So keeping the crime rates the same, that is good news" says Chief Greg Dagnan, from Carthage Police Department. But a particular area of the report shows an increase  of rapes, with 11 cases this year. Over the past four years t...More >>
  • Ten Wyandotte Buses Destroyed By Overnight Fire

    Ten Wyandotte Buses Destroyed By Overnight Fire

    Thursday, January 11 2018 6:42 PM EST2018-01-11 23:42:35 GMT
    Wyandotte Fire Department responded to a call that would take a major hit on the town's school district. "Upon arrival, we found the buses fully involved and the barn roof had already caved in. So they had been burning for a little bit" says the chief of Wyandotte Fire Department, Jodi Francisco. Between the weather and proximity of the buses, the fire spread fast. "The buses were parked so close together that it spread pretty quick from bus to bus to bus. So that's ...More >>
    Wyandotte Fire Department responded to a call that would take a major hit on the town's school district. "Upon arrival, we found the buses fully involved and the barn roof had already caved in. So they had been burning for a little bit" says the chief of Wyandotte Fire Department, Jodi Francisco. Between the weather and proximity of the buses, the fire spread fast. "The buses were parked so close together that it spread pretty quick from bus to bus to bus. So that's ...More >>
  • Parson Police Found Online Threat Against High School

    Parson Police Found Online Threat Against High School

    Parson Police Found Online Threat Against High School

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-01-11 22:15:58 GMT

    Parsons High school was a brief lockdown this morning.  According to school officials police were notified that there was going to be a shooting today at the high school around 10am.   The school was placed on lockdown as police search the area.   The students were released at 11am. At this time police are conducting a thorough search of the building.   The schools says the student safety is their priority and that all students who came to school went home toda...

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    Parsons High school was a brief lockdown this morning.  According to school officials police were notified that there was going to be a shooting today at the high school around 10am.   The school was placed on lockdown as police search the area.   The students were released at 11am. At this time police are conducting a thorough search of the building.   The schools says the student safety is their priority and that all students who came to school went home toda...

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  • Suspect Flees From Local Police is Caught

    Suspect Flees From Local Police is Caught

    Suspect Flees From Local Police is Caught

    Thursday, January 11 2018 4:24 PM EST2018-01-11 21:24:11 GMT

    According to Joplin Police Department officers were called to 1301 South Maiden Lane early Thursday for a suspicious vehicle. A male suspect ran from the vehicle into the woods. Other occupants in the car were detained. After investigating the vehicle was found to be stolen. There is no substantial threat to public safety in the area, but was a large police presence initially.  Joplin Police report Wednesday night Miami Nation Tribal Police attempted to stop a vehicle ...

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    According to Joplin Police Department officers were called to 1301 South Maiden Lane early Thursday for a suspicious vehicle. A male suspect ran from the vehicle into the woods. Other occupants in the car were detained. After investigating the vehicle was found to be stolen. There is no substantial threat to public safety in the area, but was a large police presence initially.  Joplin Police report Wednesday night Miami Nation Tribal Police attempted to stop a vehicle ...

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  • Wyandotte Schools Bus Barn Fire

    Wyandotte Schools Bus Barn Fire

    Thursday, January 11 2018 12:50 PM EST2018-01-11 17:50:12 GMT

    Fire breaks out at the Wyandotte Schools bus barn, forcing the district to cancel classes until Tuesday.  This photo shared on Facebook by the Wyandotte School District shows the aftermath of a late night fire at the district's bus barn.  According to the Wyandotte Fire Chief, the fire started just before 11pm.  The blaze destroyed 11 buses.  The chief says the school district is working with insurance to get rental buses in time for classes to resume on Tuesday af...

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    Fire breaks out at the Wyandotte Schools bus barn, forcing the district to cancel classes until Tuesday.  This photo shared on Facebook by the Wyandotte School District shows the aftermath of a late night fire at the district's bus barn.  According to the Wyandotte Fire Chief, the fire started just before 11pm.  The blaze destroyed 11 buses.  The chief says the school district is working with insurance to get rental buses in time for classes to resume on Tuesday af...

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  • Gov. Greitens Admits to Extra-Marital Affair

    Gov. Greitens Admits to Extra-Marital Affair

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:35 AM EST2018-01-11 14:35:31 GMT

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens admits he was "unfaithful" in his marriage but denies allegations he blackmailed the woman he had an extramarital affair with to stay quiet. The governor and his wife released a statement Wednesday night following a report from our CBS sister station in St. Louis, KMOV, that said Greitens had a sexual relationship with his former hairdresser in 2015. According to KMOV's report,  the woman's ex-husband alleged Greitens photographed he...

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    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens admits he was "unfaithful" in his marriage but denies allegations he blackmailed the woman he had an extramarital affair with to stay quiet. The governor and his wife released a statement Wednesday night following a report from our CBS sister station in St. Louis, KMOV, that said Greitens had a sexual relationship with his former hairdresser in 2015. According to KMOV's report,  the woman's ex-husband alleged Greitens photographed he...

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  • Jasper County Commissioners Decide to Join Multi-County Lawsuit

    Jasper County Commissioners Decide to Join Multi-County Lawsuit

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:30 PM EST2018-01-11 00:30:16 GMT
    Andy Martin is a pharmacist  at Express RX in Carthage. He keeps an eye out for people who might be abusing opioids, by getting to know his patients. With Jasper County joining a multi-county lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, he has hopes for what they may use their cut of the potential settlement for. "Hopefully they would find some to enhance educational programs, some preventive programs. Looking to the future to help curb abuse" says Dr. Martin. Although...More >>
    Andy Martin is a pharmacist  at Express RX in Carthage. He keeps an eye out for people who might be abusing opioids, by getting to know his patients. With Jasper County joining a multi-county lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, he has hopes for what they may use their cut of the potential settlement for. "Hopefully they would find some to enhance educational programs, some preventive programs. Looking to the future to help curb abuse" says Dr. Martin. Although...More >>
  • Lawsuit Grows Against Joplin School District

    Lawsuit Grows Against Joplin School District

    Lawsuit Grows Against Joplin School District

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 4:57 PM EST2018-01-10 21:57:23 GMT

    Two new alleged victims are named in an lawsuit against a former Joplin teacher and the school district. The lawsuit was filed against the district and Amanda Schweitzer, the former Joplin North Middle School teacher accused of having sex with a student. It was originally filed by the mother of an alleged victim in December. The suit now includes another child of that mother.. and an additional mother and child. The suit alleges the district "failed to take steps to prevent sex...

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    Two new alleged victims are named in an lawsuit against a former Joplin teacher and the school district. The lawsuit was filed against the district and Amanda Schweitzer, the former Joplin North Middle School teacher accused of having sex with a student. It was originally filed by the mother of an alleged victim in December. The suit now includes another child of that mother.. and an additional mother and child. The suit alleges the district "failed to take steps to prevent sex...

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  • Carthage Shooting Investigation

    Carthage Shooting Investigation

    Carthage Shooting Investigation

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 12:35 PM EST2018-01-10 17:35:17 GMT

    Carthage Police Department is investigating a shooting with two victims.  According to media release officers were called to 1142 S River around 11:45p.m. in Carthage Tuesday night.  Two males had been shot by an unknown suspect.  Both victims were taken to a local hospital by ambulance.  Carthage PD with the assistance of Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating.   The Police Department will provide details as they become available. 

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    Carthage Police Department is investigating a shooting with two victims.  According to media release officers were called to 1142 S River around 11:45p.m. in Carthage Tuesday night.  Two males had been shot by an unknown suspect.  Both victims were taken to a local hospital by ambulance.  Carthage PD with the assistance of Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating.   The Police Department will provide details as they become available. 

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  • SE Kansas Notices Increase of Severe Vehicle Crashes; Fire Department Responds with More Jaws of Life Tools

    SE Kansas Notices Increase of Severe Vehicle Crashes; Fire Department Responds with More Jaws of Life Tools

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 6:39 PM EST2018-01-09 23:39:31 GMT

    Law enforcement members say they're stretched during certain times of the day.

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    Law enforcement members say they're stretched during certain times of the day.

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  • All Boys Catholic Boarding School Under Construction in Fort Scott with Working Farm

    All Boys Catholic Boarding School Under Construction in Fort Scott with Working Farm

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 6:20 PM EST2018-01-09 23:20:15 GMT

    A new school is under construction in Fort Scott, Kansas. It's a boarding school. While more common in European countries and northeastern United States, the endeavor is the work of two men who’ve personally experienced boarding school.  

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    A new school is under construction in Fort Scott, Kansas. It's a boarding school. While more common in European countries and northeastern United States, the endeavor is the work of two men who’ve personally experienced boarding school.  

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  • Joplin Mall Security Guards Quit Over Alleged Safety Concerns

    Joplin Mall Security Guards Quit Over Alleged Safety Concerns

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:30 PM EST2018-01-09 00:30:59 GMT

    "My wife doesn't feel safe now.  Even when I worked there, she still didn't feel safe."

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    "My wife doesn't feel safe now.  Even when I worked there, she still didn't feel safe."

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  • Joplin Woman Dies in Police Custody

    Joplin Woman Dies in Police Custody

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:38 PM EST2018-01-09 00:38:22 GMT
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    Investigators work to find out why a Joplin woman died while in the Barton County Missouri jail. According to authorities 33-year-old Colleen Blake was found dead in her cell Saturday morning. She was incarcerated on charges of tampering with a motor vehicle and failure to pay city fines. The Barton County sheriff has called in the Vernon County Sheriff's Office to conduct an independent investigation to find out why Blake died in custody.  No word yet on the cause of death.  

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    Investigators work to find out why a Joplin woman died while in the Barton County Missouri jail. According to authorities 33-year-old Colleen Blake was found dead in her cell Saturday morning. She was incarcerated on charges of tampering with a motor vehicle and failure to pay city fines. The Barton County sheriff has called in the Vernon County Sheriff's Office to conduct an independent investigation to find out why Blake died in custody.  No word yet on the cause of death.  

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  • Carthage Police Investigate Assault on Woman at Home

    Carthage Police Investigate Assault on Woman at Home

    Monday, January 8 2018 12:28 AM EST2018-01-08 05:28:43 GMT

    Carthage police investigate an assault on a woman at her own home.    

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    Carthage police investigate an assault on a woman at her own home.    

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  • Joplin Parks & Recreation Presents Daddy Daughter Date Night - February 16th, 17th

    Joplin Parks & Recreation Presents Daddy Daughter Date Night - February 16th, 17th

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-01-16 23:46:01 GMT
    Tickets are now on sale for the annual Daddy Daughter Date Night hosted by the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department. This year’s date night will be held on Friday, February 16th and Saturday, February 17th at Memorial Hall. “This is one of our most popular programs of the year,” said Jessica Johnson, Recreation Coordinator. “It’s a lot of fun to see the girls dressed up with their dads and having their own special date night together. We have a lot of ...More >>
    Tickets are now on sale for the annual Daddy Daughter Date Night hosted by the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department. This year’s date night will be held on Friday, February 16th and Saturday, February 17th at Memorial Hall. “This is one of our most popular programs of the year,” said Jessica Johnson, Recreation Coordinator. “It’s a lot of fun to see the girls dressed up with their dads and having their own special date night together. We have a lot of ...More >>
  • Allen County Regional Hospital Launches Free Lunch & Learn Series - January 18th

    Allen County Regional Hospital Launches Free Lunch & Learn Series - January 18th

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:33 PM EST2018-01-16 23:33:06 GMT
    WHO: Allen County Regional Hospital WHAT: Lunch & Learn Series WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m.: Jan. 18, 2018; Feb. 1, 2018; March 2018 (Date TBD) WHERE: Lynn Family Conference Room, Allen County Regional Hospital, 3066 N. Kentucky St., Iola, Kansas 66748 RSVP: Candace McRae, 620-365-1011 to reserve a space and complimentary boxed lunch COST: Free; please arrive by 11:45 a.m. WHY: Allen County Regional Hospital, the area’s premier healthcare resource, today announced its 2...More >>
    WHO: Allen County Regional Hospital WHAT: Lunch & Learn Series WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m.: Jan. 18, 2018; Feb. 1, 2018; March 2018 (Date TBD) WHERE: Lynn Family Conference Room, Allen County Regional Hospital, 3066 N. Kentucky St., Iola, Kansas 66748 RSVP: Candace McRae, 620-365-1011 to reserve a space and complimentary boxed lunch COST: Free; please arrive by 11:45 a.m. WHY: Allen County Regional Hospital, the area’s premier healthcare resource, today announced its 2...More >>
  • Ball to celebrate MLK

    Ball to celebrate MLK

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:40 PM EST2018-01-08 22:40:03 GMT
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    A first-time event is planned for Jan. 20 in an effort to celebrate civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The Martin Luther King Jr. Ball will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in the Overman Student Center, and will be open to PSU students, faculty, staff, and the community. "We wanted to put this event together to create a tangible yearly tradition to commemorate the dream of Martin Luther King 

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    A first-time event is planned for Jan. 20 in an effort to celebrate civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The Martin Luther King Jr. Ball will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in the Overman Student Center, and will be open to PSU students, faculty, staff, and the community. "We wanted to put this event together to create a tangible yearly tradition to commemorate the dream of Martin Luther King 

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  • ‘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 >>
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