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  • Storm Water Flooding Concerns In North Joplin Neighborhood

    Storm Water Flooding Concerns In North Joplin Neighborhood

    Friday, August 10 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-08-11 00:36:24 GMT
        A Joplin resident says he's fed up with flooding in his back yard - and says the city needs to step up and take action. Walt Vandergrift and his wife bought this home on North Ozark back in April, what they didn't know, is this home came with a built in pool - but, only when it rains. Walt Vandergrift: "Sometimes it gets very deep back here, there are houses over on Miller street the water gets so deep it probably goes from foundation to foundation and the one ...More >>
        A Joplin resident says he's fed up with flooding in his back yard - and says the city needs to step up and take action. Walt Vandergrift and his wife bought this home on North Ozark back in April, what they didn't know, is this home came with a built in pool - but, only when it rains. Walt Vandergrift: "Sometimes it gets very deep back here, there are houses over on Miller street the water gets so deep it probably goes from foundation to foundation and the one ...More >>
  • Update: Webb City Man Meets Bone Marrow Donor From Germany

    Update: Webb City Man Meets Bone Marrow Donor From Germany

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-08-08 17:02:05 GMT

        Alex Talbott of Webb City was diagnosed with cancer - and thanks to a bone marrow donor, he's alive today.     Tomorrow - he and his wife will meet the donor, who, is not from just around the corner.     Alex Talbott is 30 years old - but he almost didn't make it to 30.     In 2015 he was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer and immediately began treatments to combat the cancer.

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        Alex Talbott of Webb City was diagnosed with cancer - and thanks to a bone marrow donor, he's alive today.     Tomorrow - he and his wife will meet the donor, who, is not from just around the corner.     Alex Talbott is 30 years old - but he almost didn't make it to 30.     In 2015 he was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer and immediately began treatments to combat the cancer.

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  • Noel Man Killed By Train

    Noel Man Killed By Train

    Sunday, August 5 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-08-05 21:44:14 GMT
        The incident occurred just after 9:30 Saturday night.     The Missouri Highway Patrol says 27 year old Jowhar Muhumed of Noel, was attempting to go underneath a stopped rail car when the train began to move.     He was pronounced dead on the scene.More >>
        The incident occurred just after 9:30 Saturday night.     The Missouri Highway Patrol says 27 year old Jowhar Muhumed of Noel, was attempting to go underneath a stopped rail car when the train began to move.     He was pronounced dead on the scene.More >>
  • Webb City Man In Serious Condition Following Pursuit, Crash

    Webb City Man In Serious Condition Following Pursuit, Crash

    Sunday, August 5 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-08-05 21:41:20 GMT
    A man is in serious condition after a collision with a pickup truck in Seneca.     This incident occurred just after 7:00 last night on Highway 43 near Seneca.     According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 59 year old Gary Boyd of Webb City was fleeing from Newton County Deputies when a pickup truck, driven by 51 year old Gerine Uhrich of Seneca began to make a left turn.      When Boyd attempted to pass her truck he struck the driver side....More >>
    A man is in serious condition after a collision with a pickup truck in Seneca.     This incident occurred just after 7:00 last night on Highway 43 near Seneca.     According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 59 year old Gary Boyd of Webb City was fleeing from Newton County Deputies when a pickup truck, driven by 51 year old Gerine Uhrich of Seneca began to make a left turn.      When Boyd attempted to pass her truck he struck the driver side....More >>
  • Fatal Three Vehicle Accident Near Claremore

    Fatal Three Vehicle Accident Near Claremore

    Sunday, August 5 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-08-05 14:45:42 GMT
    A person is dead - and another seriously injured following a fiery crash in Northeast Oklahoma.  It happened in Rogers county on Interstate 44 eastbound at Claremore. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, three vehicles, including a semi, collided last night just before midnight. The deceased person's vehicle was also completely burned. The driver of the other car was flown to a hospital in Tulsa in critical condition. The semi driver was not injured, and autho...More >>
    A person is dead - and another seriously injured following a fiery crash in Northeast Oklahoma.  It happened in Rogers county on Interstate 44 eastbound at Claremore. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, three vehicles, including a semi, collided last night just before midnight. The deceased person's vehicle was also completely burned. The driver of the other car was flown to a hospital in Tulsa in critical condition. The semi driver was not injured, and autho...More >>
  • Plane Crashes In Ponca City, Killing All Aboard

    Plane Crashes In Ponca City, Killing All Aboard

    Sunday, August 5 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-08-05 14:40:49 GMT
    A plane crashes near Ponca City killing all on board. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says five people on board were killed after a small passenger plane crashed into a soybean field near Ponca City. OHP officials have confirmed the deceased are from Independence, Kansas. OHP says a plane with three adults and two children on board crashed north of Hubbard Road and U Street. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. The victims have not be...More >>
    A plane crashes near Ponca City killing all on board. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says five people on board were killed after a small passenger plane crashed into a soybean field near Ponca City. OHP officials have confirmed the deceased are from Independence, Kansas. OHP says a plane with three adults and two children on board crashed north of Hubbard Road and U Street. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. The victims have not be...More >>
  • Woman Arrested And Charged With Child Abuse in SEK

    Woman Arrested And Charged With Child Abuse in SEK

    Sunday, August 5 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-08-05 14:31:56 GMT
    A Columbus woman is behind bars following what investigators call a "lengthy investigation".  Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrested 25 year old Samantha Weaver of Columbus. Authorities say Weaver allegedly physically abused two children under the age of 5. One of the children had to be transported and treated at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She's being held in the Cherokee County Jail - and has been charged with two counts of ag...More >>
    A Columbus woman is behind bars following what investigators call a "lengthy investigation".  Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrested 25 year old Samantha Weaver of Columbus. Authorities say Weaver allegedly physically abused two children under the age of 5. One of the children had to be transported and treated at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She's being held in the Cherokee County Jail - and has been charged with two counts of ag...More >>
  • Missouri Voters Face Three Medical Marijuana Proposals In November

    Missouri Voters Face Three Medical Marijuana Proposals In November

    Friday, August 3 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-08-04 02:15:39 GMT
        Come November Missouri voters will be faced with three different initiatives to legalize medical marijuana in the state.  We'll break down the initiatives and what happens if more than one passes. Let's break down the three proposals first.     Petition 2018-041 would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, impose a 15% tax on the retail sale of marijuana, and a tax on wholesale flowers and leaves sold to licensed facilities.    ...More >>
        Come November Missouri voters will be faced with three different initiatives to legalize medical marijuana in the state.  We'll break down the initiatives and what happens if more than one passes. Let's break down the three proposals first.     Petition 2018-041 would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, impose a 15% tax on the retail sale of marijuana, and a tax on wholesale flowers and leaves sold to licensed facilities.    ...More >>
  • Jasper County Files Lawsuit Against 49 Opioid Manufacturers

    Jasper County Files Lawsuit Against 49 Opioid Manufacturers

    Thursday, August 2 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-08-03 01:19:55 GMT

        Jasper County is joining 10 other counties across the state in filing a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.     But, will the lawsuit, even be effective?    the lawsuit, announced at a press conference held by the Jasper County Commission.     It's only a few hundred pages long, in it, naming 49 separate opioid manufacturers.

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        Jasper County is joining 10 other counties across the state in filing a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.     But, will the lawsuit, even be effective?    the lawsuit, announced at a press conference held by the Jasper County Commission.     It's only a few hundred pages long, in it, naming 49 separate opioid manufacturers.

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  • Newton County Detective Ensures Child Killed In Tragic Accident Gets A Headstone

    Newton County Detective Ensures Child Killed In Tragic Accident Gets A Headstone

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-07-31 16:43:06 GMT

    In February of this year, Ryder Jay Potts, tragically passed away in what was determined to be an accident. He had fallen asleep in a position, that caused him to stop breathing. Since then, all he's had at his grave is a cardboard marker - and one Newton County Detective stepped up to change that.

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    In February of this year, Ryder Jay Potts, tragically passed away in what was determined to be an accident. He had fallen asleep in a position, that caused him to stop breathing. Since then, all he's had at his grave is a cardboard marker - and one Newton County Detective stepped up to change that.

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  • Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus Needs You!

    Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus Needs You!

    Saturday, July 28 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-07-29 03:44:06 GMT
    Have you ever dreamed of being a singer, but, perhaps you're like me, and don't think you've got the voice for it?     The Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus wants to prove - otherwise.     They're a group of about 28 men from across the area - that perform in barbershop quartet style - and they say they've found a singing gift in each of them - as they harmonize together.     And it's not just the Tristatesmen that are involved - it's a global effo...More >>
    Have you ever dreamed of being a singer, but, perhaps you're like me, and don't think you've got the voice for it?     The Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus wants to prove - otherwise.     They're a group of about 28 men from across the area - that perform in barbershop quartet style - and they say they've found a singing gift in each of them - as they harmonize together.     And it's not just the Tristatesmen that are involved - it's a global effo...More >>
  • Ronald McDonald House Celebrates 20 Years Of Service

    Ronald McDonald House Celebrates 20 Years Of Service

    Friday, July 27 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-07-28 01:47:22 GMT

        Twenty years ago - the Ronald McDonald house of the four-states opened it's doors to families in need - those who had children staying at one of the local hospitals.     Now, to look back at that legacy - they're holding a family reunion. Families of the last 20 years filled the Ronald McDonald house - to share their stories - of how important the house is to them.

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        Twenty years ago - the Ronald McDonald house of the four-states opened it's doors to families in need - those who had children staying at one of the local hospitals.     Now, to look back at that legacy - they're holding a family reunion. Families of the last 20 years filled the Ronald McDonald house - to share their stories - of how important the house is to them.

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  • Fellow Officers, First Responders, Friends And Family Pay Tribute To Officer David Brewer, Wife Stacey

    Fellow Officers, First Responders, Friends And Family Pay Tribute To Officer David Brewer, Wife Stacey

    Thursday, July 26 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-07-27 01:45:18 GMT

        Hundreds of officers, friends, and family, came to say goodbye to Joplin Police Officer David Brewer, and his wife Stacey, who were killed in an accident late last week.     They came - from as far as Texas and the Carolinas, and from all over the four-states, to join their Joplin family, in saying goodbye, to Officer David Brewer, and his wife Stacey.

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        Hundreds of officers, friends, and family, came to say goodbye to Joplin Police Officer David Brewer, and his wife Stacey, who were killed in an accident late last week.     They came - from as far as Texas and the Carolinas, and from all over the four-states, to join their Joplin family, in saying goodbye, to Officer David Brewer, and his wife Stacey.

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  • New Joplin Senior Center Serves Up More Than Just Meals

    New Joplin Senior Center Serves Up More Than Just Meals

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-07-25 01:07:29 GMT

        The new Joplin Senior Center is open for business - and has already been serving meals.     But for many, it's the "side order" that comes with those meals, that make all the difference.    At the new Joplin Senior Center - you'll be able to do quite a bit - read a book, play pool...maybe even dominoes, and of course - enjoy the view - and eat lunch.

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        The new Joplin Senior Center is open for business - and has already been serving meals.     But for many, it's the "side order" that comes with those meals, that make all the difference.    At the new Joplin Senior Center - you'll be able to do quite a bit - read a book, play pool...maybe even dominoes, and of course - enjoy the view - and eat lunch.

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  • Father & Son Team Up For Special Restorations

    Father & Son Team Up For Special Restorations

    Monday, July 23 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-07-24 02:22:01 GMT

        We all have seen those older, historic tractors at county fairs and tractor pulls across the region, but what you may not see - is what, or shall we say, who, it takes, to get them there.

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        We all have seen those older, historic tractors at county fairs and tractor pulls across the region, but what you may not see - is what, or shall we say, who, it takes, to get them there.

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  • As Marian Days Get Closer, A Former Vietnamese Refugee Reflects On His Journey Here

    As Marian Days Get Closer, A Former Vietnamese Refugee Reflects On His Journey Here

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:22:23 GMT
        The annual Marian Days celebration is drawing closer in Carthage.     For the tens of thousands of Vietnamese who make the annual pilgrimage, this celebration, holds a special place in their hearts. Father Paul Tran: "So, like I was one of the 'boat people.'" The "boat people" are one of the main groups of Vietnam refugees highlighted in the documentary "Vietnamerica" which was screened by members of the Carthage Chamber ...More >>
        The annual Marian Days celebration is drawing closer in Carthage.     For the tens of thousands of Vietnamese who make the annual pilgrimage, this celebration, holds a special place in their hearts. Father Paul Tran: "So, like I was one of the 'boat people.'" The "boat people" are one of the main groups of Vietnam refugees highlighted in the documentary "Vietnamerica" which was screened by members of the Carthage Chamber ...More >>
  • Police & Fire Unions Weigh In On New Joplin Pay Plan

    Police & Fire Unions Weigh In On New Joplin Pay Plan

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:29:26 GMT

        The City of Joplin recently approved a new pay plan for city employees, set to go into effect August 4th.     But, is it enough to keep qualified police officers and fire fighters?     While there are still questions as to exactly how individual employees pay will be affected - the biggest question of all - is how to fund the increases.

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        The City of Joplin recently approved a new pay plan for city employees, set to go into effect August 4th.     But, is it enough to keep qualified police officers and fire fighters?     While there are still questions as to exactly how individual employees pay will be affected - the biggest question of all - is how to fund the increases.

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  • Joplin Council Approves Raises For Police, Fire

    Joplin Council Approves Raises For Police, Fire

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:32:53 GMT

          The Joplin City Council met tonight, a full agenda, but one item received a lot of attention - an ordinance to fund a pay raise for police and fire personnel. This ordinance tonight is the result of several weeks of research and discussions to get police and fire salaries up to a more comparable level.

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          The Joplin City Council met tonight, a full agenda, but one item received a lot of attention - an ordinance to fund a pay raise for police and fire personnel. This ordinance tonight is the result of several weeks of research and discussions to get police and fire salaries up to a more comparable level.

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  • Bobby Bourne Jr. Pleads Guilty To Murdering Adriaunna Horton

    Bobby Bourne Jr. Pleads Guilty To Murdering Adriaunna Horton

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:00:53 GMT

        The man accused of killing 12 year old Adriaunna Horton in August of 2013, pleaded guilty today - and will spend the rest of his life behind bars.     The crime rocked the community of Golden City - and left many, demanding justice.     Now, family members say...justice, has been served.

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        The man accused of killing 12 year old Adriaunna Horton in August of 2013, pleaded guilty today - and will spend the rest of his life behind bars.     The crime rocked the community of Golden City - and left many, demanding justice.     Now, family members say...justice, has been served.

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  • Missourians Could Vote on Medical Marijuana, Some Law Enforcement Concerned

    Missourians Could Vote on Medical Marijuana, Some Law Enforcement Concerned

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:43:09 GMT

        Come November 6th, voters in Missouri may be faced with the question of whether or not to legalize medical marijuana in the state.     One group is working to ensure things go smoothly if it's passed, but some local law enforcement officials, are concerned it'll bring more problems than it will solve.

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        Come November 6th, voters in Missouri may be faced with the question of whether or not to legalize medical marijuana in the state.     One group is working to ensure things go smoothly if it's passed, but some local law enforcement officials, are concerned it'll bring more problems than it will solve.

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  • New Proposed Steel Tariffs Could Hurt Local Manufacturers, But Lawmakers Say They Will Help In The Long Run

    New Proposed Steel Tariffs Could Hurt Local Manufacturers, But Lawmakers Say They Will Help In The Long Run

    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-07-12 14:55:33 GMT

        The so called "trade war" between the U.S. and China, could be escalating, after the Trump administration announced an additional $200 billion dollars in proposed tariffs.     That increase, could have a bigger impact on one local company already feeling the pressure.     But one local lawmaker, says these tariffs, do have a purpose, and we could see the results sooner than later.

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        The so called "trade war" between the U.S. and China, could be escalating, after the Trump administration announced an additional $200 billion dollars in proposed tariffs.     That increase, could have a bigger impact on one local company already feeling the pressure.     But one local lawmaker, says these tariffs, do have a purpose, and we could see the results sooner than later.

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  • Nevada Facing Dangerous Property Concerns, Taking Steps To Improve Safety

    Nevada Facing Dangerous Property Concerns, Taking Steps To Improve Safety

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-07-11 01:21:02 GMT

        The City of Nevada is facing issues with dangerous buildings across the community.     And one neighbor, says he's waited long enough for action.  "What I like is they planted flowers out here." Nevada Resident David Hamilton says that's about the only thing about this home at 504 Spring Street that he likes. As for the rest of it..."It just makes me upset."

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        The City of Nevada is facing issues with dangerous buildings across the community.     And one neighbor, says he's waited long enough for action.  "What I like is they planted flowers out here." Nevada Resident David Hamilton says that's about the only thing about this home at 504 Spring Street that he likes. As for the rest of it..."It just makes me upset."

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  • New Development Could Be In Sight For Former Irving Elementary Site

    New Development Could Be In Sight For Former Irving Elementary Site

    Monday, July 9 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-07-10 02:16:46 GMT

        After seven years - the site of one of Joplin's three former school buildings may soon have a new occupant.     A rezoning request was presented to the planning and zoning commission today for the former site of Irving Elementary.     And while it's still in the early stages, city officials are excited     A new restaurant is being proposed for the location.

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        After seven years - the site of one of Joplin's three former school buildings may soon have a new occupant.     A rezoning request was presented to the planning and zoning commission today for the former site of Irving Elementary.     And while it's still in the early stages, city officials are excited     A new restaurant is being proposed for the location.

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  • Seneca Celebrates 150 Years - One Resident Has Been There 83 Of Those Years

    Seneca Celebrates 150 Years - One Resident Has Been There 83 Of Those Years

    Friday, July 6 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-07-07 02:41:22 GMT
    When it comes to birthday's - the Seneca Chamber of Commerce, knows how to celebrate. More importantly, they know how to welcome, everyone to the party. Lori Scribner, Treasurer, Seneca Chamber of Commerce: "You feel like family and you feel like this is home even if you didn't grow up here." It's that welcoming atmosphere that's kept Morris Mailes here his entire life... Morris Mailes, Seneca Resident: "83 years minus 2 in service." Ok, almost his entire life...More >>
    When it comes to birthday's - the Seneca Chamber of Commerce, knows how to celebrate. More importantly, they know how to welcome, everyone to the party. Lori Scribner, Treasurer, Seneca Chamber of Commerce: "You feel like family and you feel like this is home even if you didn't grow up here." It's that welcoming atmosphere that's kept Morris Mailes here his entire life... Morris Mailes, Seneca Resident: "83 years minus 2 in service." Ok, almost his entire life...More >>
  • City of Joplin Closer To Salary Plan For Police, Fire

    City of Joplin Closer To Salary Plan For Police, Fire

    Monday, July 2 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-07-03 02:19:46 GMT

        The Joplin City Council meeting tonight-  the biggest item on the agenda for those in the audience - a new pay plan proposal.     Although it has some promise, those it impacts, are remaining cautiously optimistic.   Council voted unanimously to move forward with looking at the new pay plan proposal.

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        The Joplin City Council meeting tonight-  the biggest item on the agenda for those in the audience - a new pay plan proposal.     Although it has some promise, those it impacts, are remaining cautiously optimistic.   Council voted unanimously to move forward with looking at the new pay plan proposal.

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  • Nevada Regional Medical Center Receives $2,000 Grant

    Nevada Regional Medical Center Receives $2,000 Grant

    Friday, June 29 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-06-30 01:58:37 GMT
    The Nevada Regional Medical Center receives a grant totaling $2,000 from the NRMC Foundation.     The money is for the hospital's Special Needs Fund.     The Special Needs Fund at the Nevada Regional Medical Center helps pay for prescription medications - for patients who otherwise can't afford the medicine they need. Samie McCullough, NRMC Social Worker: "They take their voucher and they go to the pharmacy of their choosing, and then we pa...More >>
    The Nevada Regional Medical Center receives a grant totaling $2,000 from the NRMC Foundation.     The money is for the hospital's Special Needs Fund.     The Special Needs Fund at the Nevada Regional Medical Center helps pay for prescription medications - for patients who otherwise can't afford the medicine they need. Samie McCullough, NRMC Social Worker: "They take their voucher and they go to the pharmacy of their choosing, and then we pa...More >>
  • 4th of July Is Coming Fast - Are You Prepared? Some Tips On Safety, Rules

    4th of July Is Coming Fast - Are You Prepared? Some Tips On Safety, Rules

    Thursday, June 28 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-06-29 02:06:42 GMT

        The Fourth of July is less than a week away - and that means many of us will be heading to city shows, or, building one yourself.     But, what should you to be safe?     And - do you know what's legal where you live? Safety labels - they're on every firework sold - giving explicit instructions on how to be safe. We'll come back to those in a minute. What's not on every firework - your local city ordinance.

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        The Fourth of July is less than a week away - and that means many of us will be heading to city shows, or, building one yourself.     But, what should you to be safe?     And - do you know what's legal where you live? Safety labels - they're on every firework sold - giving explicit instructions on how to be safe. We'll come back to those in a minute. What's not on every firework - your local city ordinance.

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  • Public Forum Held To Discuss Police, Fire Salary Issues In Joplin

    Public Forum Held To Discuss Police, Fire Salary Issues In Joplin

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-06-28 02:25:23 GMT

        A Joplin citizens group, known as "Keep Joplin First", held a unique forum.     The objective - an open air discussion with the public and city leaders about police and fire salary issues. The meeting, was held inside the Joplin Public Library - and drew a crowd of about 40 residents. The forum was moderated by members of the Joplin School Board, and the panel - both the chiefs of police and fire, two councilman, union representatives, and Joplin...

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        A Joplin citizens group, known as "Keep Joplin First", held a unique forum.     The objective - an open air discussion with the public and city leaders about police and fire salary issues. The meeting, was held inside the Joplin Public Library - and drew a crowd of about 40 residents. The forum was moderated by members of the Joplin School Board, and the panel - both the chiefs of police and fire, two councilman, union representatives, and Joplin...

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  • Untested Rape Kits Sitting In Storage In Missouri, Except For One Local Agency

    Untested Rape Kits Sitting In Storage In Missouri, Except For One Local Agency

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-06-27 02:18:35 GMT

        Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is working to find grant money and other funding sources to help process nearly 5,000 rape kits statewide that are simply sitting in storage.     But, not every agency has a significant backup.   The backlog of untested rape kits isn't limited to just law enforcement agencies, or the state's crime labs.     Even hospitals are on that list.

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        Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is working to find grant money and other funding sources to help process nearly 5,000 rape kits statewide that are simply sitting in storage.     But, not every agency has a significant backup.   The backlog of untested rape kits isn't limited to just law enforcement agencies, or the state's crime labs.     Even hospitals are on that list.

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  • Cherokee County Deputy Changes A Tire and Unknowingly Saves A Life

    Cherokee County Deputy Changes A Tire and Unknowingly Saves A Life

    Monday, June 25 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-06-26 02:54:55 GMT

        A woman from Southeast Kansas says she is alive today - all because she got a flat tire, and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, happened to have a guardian angel on it's staff. Beverly LaBonte was your normal, housewife on the outside. Tending to her home, her dog, and her husband. But inside, she was broken. As trouble in her life, was piling up, incident, after incident.

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        A woman from Southeast Kansas says she is alive today - all because she got a flat tire, and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, happened to have a guardian angel on it's staff. Beverly LaBonte was your normal, housewife on the outside. Tending to her home, her dog, and her husband. But inside, she was broken. As trouble in her life, was piling up, incident, after incident.

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  • What Would You Do...For A New Car?

    What Would You Do...For A New Car?

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:36:45 GMT

         So Lawson Motorsports at 7th and Range Line in Joplin is holding a pretty interesting contest.      It involves a Cadillac.      It also involves a handful of people standing, with their hands on it. Brian Lawson is the owner of Lawson Motorsports. He says he and his sales manager were looking for a unique way to get more involved in the community...

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         So Lawson Motorsports at 7th and Range Line in Joplin is holding a pretty interesting contest.      It involves a Cadillac.      It also involves a handful of people standing, with their hands on it. Brian Lawson is the owner of Lawson Motorsports. He says he and his sales manager were looking for a unique way to get more involved in the community...

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  • Supreme Court Hands Down Ruling On Sales Taxes For Out Of State Purchases

    Supreme Court Hands Down Ruling On Sales Taxes For Out Of State Purchases

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:48:49 GMT

    Until this ruling - the law said a business didn't have to collect sales tax on products it sold in states that it *did not* operate in.     Soon, all states will have the option to collect sales tax on purchases made outside of the state's borders. 

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    Until this ruling - the law said a business didn't have to collect sales tax on products it sold in states that it *did not* operate in.     Soon, all states will have the option to collect sales tax on purchases made outside of the state's borders. 

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  • Local Democratic Candidates Weigh In On Immigration, Separation of Families, Ahead of the August Primary

    Local Democratic Candidates Weigh In On Immigration, Separation of Families, Ahead of the August Primary

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:46:38 GMT

        Locally, the Southwest Missouri Democrats hosted a town hall for four of their candidates for the 7th Congressional District. We're just a little less than two months away from the August primaries - and that's what brought these candidates to tonight's town hall meeting.     They spoke to a packed crowd on a number of issues - the first and foremost, being immigration reform in the country, and President Trump's Executive Order.

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        Locally, the Southwest Missouri Democrats hosted a town hall for four of their candidates for the 7th Congressional District. We're just a little less than two months away from the August primaries - and that's what brought these candidates to tonight's town hall meeting.     They spoke to a packed crowd on a number of issues - the first and foremost, being immigration reform in the country, and President Trump's Executive Order.

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  • Mohaska Trail Raising Concerns For Southwest Joplin Neighborhood

    Mohaska Trail Raising Concerns For Southwest Joplin Neighborhood

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:59:51 GMT

        Tonight at the Joplin city council meeting - an emergency ordinance for adjustments to the Mohaska Trail project.     And it's that project, that's bringing some controversy. The Mohaska Trail project is certainly the most recent trail development by the City of Joplin, but it actually was one of the inaugural trails from more than two decades ago.

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        Tonight at the Joplin city council meeting - an emergency ordinance for adjustments to the Mohaska Trail project.     And it's that project, that's bringing some controversy. The Mohaska Trail project is certainly the most recent trail development by the City of Joplin, but it actually was one of the inaugural trails from more than two decades ago.

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  • Wildcat Glades Vandalism Stirs Some Questions

    Wildcat Glades Vandalism Stirs Some Questions

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-06-16 02:28:59 GMT

        An act of vandalism along the walking trails at Wildcat Park sparked some concerns about what exactly is "graffiti art" and when is it acceptable, among other things.

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        An act of vandalism along the walking trails at Wildcat Park sparked some concerns about what exactly is "graffiti art" and when is it acceptable, among other things.

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  • AEL Grads Celebrated At MSSU Ceremony

    AEL Grads Celebrated At MSSU Ceremony

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-06-15 02:39:21 GMT

        Around 30 graduates earned their High School Equivalency Certificate tonight at Missouri Southern's Taylor Auditorium.     The graduation ceremony was an opportunity for the families to show their pride and support for the graduates - and for local education officials to send them off into a new world ahead of them.

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        Around 30 graduates earned their High School Equivalency Certificate tonight at Missouri Southern's Taylor Auditorium.     The graduation ceremony was an opportunity for the families to show their pride and support for the graduates - and for local education officials to send them off into a new world ahead of them.

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  • Spiva 48 Hour Film Competition Comes To The "Big Screen"

    Spiva 48 Hour Film Competition Comes To The "Big Screen"

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-06-15 02:32:02 GMT

    The culmination of 48 hours of hard work - all put on display tonight in Joplin.     The Spiva 48 Hour Film Competition wrapped up this week - and the competitors got their three minutes of fame o the "big screen" at Bookhouse Cinema in Joplin.     Each entry was three minutes long - and producers say that was the biggest challenge.

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    The culmination of 48 hours of hard work - all put on display tonight in Joplin.     The Spiva 48 Hour Film Competition wrapped up this week - and the competitors got their three minutes of fame o the "big screen" at Bookhouse Cinema in Joplin.     Each entry was three minutes long - and producers say that was the biggest challenge.

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  • Joplin Council Directs Staff To Explore Some Options In Last Week's Budget Presentation

    Joplin Council Directs Staff To Explore Some Options In Last Week's Budget Presentation

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-06-13 01:52:19 GMT

         Could there finally be a solution when it comes to the salary issues for Joplin police and firefighters?      That depends on who you ask.  We did some asking today. While no formal decisions were made at Monday's meeting - the council did point city staff in the direction they'd like to go. One of those directions - included switching the public safety pension plan over to the LAGERS system - which is a statewide program.

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         Could there finally be a solution when it comes to the salary issues for Joplin police and firefighters?      That depends on who you ask.  We did some asking today. While no formal decisions were made at Monday's meeting - the council did point city staff in the direction they'd like to go. One of those directions - included switching the public safety pension plan over to the LAGERS system - which is a statewide program.

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  • Local Cub Scout Pack Participates In National Pilot Program For Girls

    Local Cub Scout Pack Participates In National Pilot Program For Girls

    Friday, June 8 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-06-09 02:19:06 GMT

        Controversy first arose when the Boy Scouts of America made the announcement - that girls could participate too.     But locally, that hasn't been the case- in fact, one local pack took part in a pilot program to introduce girls to the Cub Scouts. The decision to join girls and boys in the Scouts - wasn't such a big issue in the four-states.

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        Controversy first arose when the Boy Scouts of America made the announcement - that girls could participate too.     But locally, that hasn't been the case- in fact, one local pack took part in a pilot program to introduce girls to the Cub Scouts. The decision to join girls and boys in the Scouts - wasn't such a big issue in the four-states.

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  • We've Got Some Tips To Keep You Safe In The Sun This Summer

    We've Got Some Tips To Keep You Safe In The Sun This Summer

    Thursday, June 7 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-06-08 01:49:38 GMT

         We've seen plenty of sunshine in recent weeks.      So are you properly taking care of yourself and-or your kids when you're outside?      And if you get a sunburn...when is it something to ache about...and when does it warrant a trip to the doctor?

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         We've seen plenty of sunshine in recent weeks.      So are you properly taking care of yourself and-or your kids when you're outside?      And if you get a sunburn...when is it something to ache about...and when does it warrant a trip to the doctor?

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  • Joplin City Officials Still Exploring Options To Fix Police And Fire Salaries

    Joplin City Officials Still Exploring Options To Fix Police And Fire Salaries

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-06-07 02:35:19 GMT

         Monday's city council meeting in Joplin had a smorgasbord of everything.      Proposals, emotions, concern, new questions.      But no answers.      And while there's still disagreement over how to solve the salary issues plaguing the police and fire departments...officials agree.      There's no easy answer.

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         Monday's city council meeting in Joplin had a smorgasbord of everything.      Proposals, emotions, concern, new questions.      But no answers.      And while there's still disagreement over how to solve the salary issues plaguing the police and fire departments...officials agree.      There's no easy answer.

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  • 911 Services Legislation Could Increase Your Cell Phone Bill In Missouri

    911 Services Legislation Could Increase Your Cell Phone Bill In Missouri

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-06-06 01:51:12 GMT

         New legislation heading to the desk of new Missouri Governor Mike Parson...could provide a boost to 911 centers state wide.      It could also increase your cell phone bill. "The 911 system is our backbone." Sergeant Tim Williams with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office doesn't say that lightly.

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         New legislation heading to the desk of new Missouri Governor Mike Parson...could provide a boost to 911 centers state wide.      It could also increase your cell phone bill. "The 911 system is our backbone." Sergeant Tim Williams with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office doesn't say that lightly.

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  • Joplin Council Hears Proposals For Increasing Police & Fire Salaries

    Joplin Council Hears Proposals For Increasing Police & Fire Salaries

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-06-05 04:05:39 GMT

         It's been circled on the calendars of a whole lot of Joplin residents for weeks, now.      The June 4th city council meeting.      Residents were encouraged to show up and show support for Joplin police officers and firefighters...and their need for better pay.      And while that issue wasn't specifically on tonight's agenda...something that could help was.  The city's budget.

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         It's been circled on the calendars of a whole lot of Joplin residents for weeks, now.      The June 4th city council meeting.      Residents were encouraged to show up and show support for Joplin police officers and firefighters...and their need for better pay.      And while that issue wasn't specifically on tonight's agenda...something that could help was.  The city's budget.

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  • National Donut Day Is As Tasty As It Sounds

    National Donut Day Is As Tasty As It Sounds

    Friday, June 1 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-06-02 02:14:48 GMT

    You still have a few hours remaining in National Donut Day.      Or you can wait 5-months for the other one.      There are 2 every year.      The first Friday in June...and November 5th.      Both date back to the 1930's. Donuts - Belgian and potato. No...wait, those are waffles. Let's start that over.

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    You still have a few hours remaining in National Donut Day.      Or you can wait 5-months for the other one.      There are 2 every year.      The first Friday in June...and November 5th.      Both date back to the 1930's. Donuts - Belgian and potato. No...wait, those are waffles. Let's start that over.

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  • Partial Roof Collapse In Downtown Joplin Leaves Building's Future Uncertain

    Partial Roof Collapse In Downtown Joplin Leaves Building's Future Uncertain

    Thursday, May 31 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-06-01 02:17:08 GMT

         The future of a building in downtown Joplin that's about to celebrate 100 years is in doubt.      The Howsmon Building in the 500-block of South Virginia Avenue. It started with a call to the city - a resident saying they had noticed a large hole in the roof of the Howsmon Building.

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         The future of a building in downtown Joplin that's about to celebrate 100 years is in doubt.      The Howsmon Building in the 500-block of South Virginia Avenue. It started with a call to the city - a resident saying they had noticed a large hole in the roof of the Howsmon Building.

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  • A Second Apartment Fire In Joplin - Leaves Neighbors Thinking About Protecting Their Investments

    A Second Apartment Fire In Joplin - Leaves Neighbors Thinking About Protecting Their Investments

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-05-31 02:03:07 GMT

        A fire, today, in Joplin.      The 2nd in as many weeks in the Campbell Parkway neighborhood.      This one happened at a duplex that sits next to the apartment building that was intentionally set on fire last week.      Both resulted in more than one family being displaced...which has sparked concerns about family and home protection.

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        A fire, today, in Joplin.      The 2nd in as many weeks in the Campbell Parkway neighborhood.      This one happened at a duplex that sits next to the apartment building that was intentionally set on fire last week.      Both resulted in more than one family being displaced...which has sparked concerns about family and home protection.

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  • Governor Greitens Resignation Surprises Local Representatives, Residents

    Governor Greitens Resignation Surprises Local Representatives, Residents

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-05-30 01:35:32 GMT
         Senator Claire McCaskill had reaction to the Governor's resignation.      She was actually in Joplin today for an event for area veterans and their families.      And there has been plenty of reaction from many others, as well.  The announcement was unexpected - on both sides of the party lines. Senator Claire McCaskill was at an event in Joplin - and while the news was fresh to her, she offered parting words for the governor...More >>
         Senator Claire McCaskill had reaction to the Governor's resignation.      She was actually in Joplin today for an event for area veterans and their families.      And there has been plenty of reaction from many others, as well.  The announcement was unexpected - on both sides of the party lines. Senator Claire McCaskill was at an event in Joplin - and while the news was fresh to her, she offered parting words for the governor...More >>
  • Joplin Police Make Service Cuts - How Will That Impact You? We've Got The Answer

    Joplin Police Make Service Cuts - How Will That Impact You? We've Got The Answer

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:13:05 GMT

         18 nights ago during a city council meeting...Joplin Police Chief Matt Stewart talked about the possibility of having to cut a number of services the department provides.      18 nights later...we can say provided...because a number of services have *officially* **been** cut. Captain Trevor Duncan with JPD told us "We're simply changing the ways were taking those reports."

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         18 nights ago during a city council meeting...Joplin Police Chief Matt Stewart talked about the possibility of having to cut a number of services the department provides.      18 nights later...we can say provided...because a number of services have *officially* **been** cut. Captain Trevor Duncan with JPD told us "We're simply changing the ways were taking those reports."

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  • Air Force JROTC Students Learn Essential Combat Skills At Camp Crowder

    Air Force JROTC Students Learn Essential Combat Skills At Camp Crowder

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:55:26 GMT

         45 Air Force JROTC cadets are at Camp Crowder in Neosho...in a special hands-on training simulator.      Today included combat training with a few different scenarios. The objective for these Republic High School students is to secure a compound held by 'terrorists' that have taken two journalists hostage. The combat is all simulated - but the training is as real as it gets.

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         45 Air Force JROTC cadets are at Camp Crowder in Neosho...in a special hands-on training simulator.      Today included combat training with a few different scenarios. The objective for these Republic High School students is to secure a compound held by 'terrorists' that have taken two journalists hostage. The combat is all simulated - but the training is as real as it gets.

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  • After 40 Days In The Hospital, 7 Year Old Dawson Hirshey Is Home

    After 40 Days In The Hospital, 7 Year Old Dawson Hirshey Is Home

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:41:44 GMT

         The road to recovery is still a long one for a little boy from Diamond, Missouri.      7-year old Dawson Hirshey was hit in the head by a foul ball at a baseball game last month in Joplin.      Today...was his first full day...home.

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         The road to recovery is still a long one for a little boy from Diamond, Missouri.      7-year old Dawson Hirshey was hit in the head by a foul ball at a baseball game last month in Joplin.      Today...was his first full day...home.

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  • Vetoed Legislation In Oklahoma Could Cause Sheriffs To Violate The State Constitution

    Vetoed Legislation In Oklahoma Could Cause Sheriffs To Violate The State Constitution

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:01:00 GMT

         Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would've eliminated financial consequences to counties that don't report state inmates in their custody in a timely manor.      There's now a concern that veto would cause sheriffs to violate the state constitution.

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         Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would've eliminated financial consequences to counties that don't report state inmates in their custody in a timely manor.      There's now a concern that veto would cause sheriffs to violate the state constitution.

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  • Joplin Man Arrested For The 4th Time Since May 3rd, This Time In Carthage

    Joplin Man Arrested For The 4th Time Since May 3rd, This Time In Carthage

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:43:09 GMT

         An alleged habitual offender in Joplin is back behind bars.      And this time...Nicholas Cutbirth might be there for a while. Ashley Raby, Burglary Victim: "When I first told a few people he was arrested, their first thought was 'how long are they keeping him this time?'" Just a few days ago - we brought you the story of Ashley Raby - and her neighbor - Nicolas Cutbirth, who allegedly broke into her home and stole several items.

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         An alleged habitual offender in Joplin is back behind bars.      And this time...Nicholas Cutbirth might be there for a while. Ashley Raby, Burglary Victim: "When I first told a few people he was arrested, their first thought was 'how long are they keeping him this time?'" Just a few days ago - we brought you the story of Ashley Raby - and her neighbor - Nicolas Cutbirth, who allegedly broke into her home and stole several items.

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  • Art Is Popping Up Around The Metro - And You Can Take It Home

    Art Is Popping Up Around The Metro - And You Can Take It Home

    Friday, May 18 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-05-19 01:12:41 GMT

         It's not something you see every day.      Some art...some crafts...placed along parts of Main Street in Joplin.      But a local group is on a mission to make sure folks can see it anywhere and everywhere. Take a walk along Main Street - and you won't have to go very far to find some artwork on the side of the road.

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         It's not something you see every day.      Some art...some crafts...placed along parts of Main Street in Joplin.      But a local group is on a mission to make sure folks can see it anywhere and everywhere. Take a walk along Main Street - and you won't have to go very far to find some artwork on the side of the road.

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  • Allow Us To Introduce You To "The Baja Brothers"

    Allow Us To Introduce You To "The Baja Brothers"

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:26:26 GMT

         It is Baja time in Pittsburg.      The Kansas Baja SAE Competition is back in town.      And that means more than 2,000 competitors...worldwide...are here to show-off their stuff.      It includes 2 brothers on the Pitt State team.      Ones who have this thing in their blood.

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         It is Baja time in Pittsburg.      The Kansas Baja SAE Competition is back in town.      And that means more than 2,000 competitors...worldwide...are here to show-off their stuff.      It includes 2 brothers on the Pitt State team.      Ones who have this thing in their blood.

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  • Joplin Woman Living In Fear Of Her Neighbors After They Allegedly Break Into Her Home

    Joplin Woman Living In Fear Of Her Neighbors After They Allegedly Break Into Her Home

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:50:27 GMT

         A Joplin woman says she's terrified after her neighbor broke into her home and stole a number of valuable items.      More shocking...it wasn't the first crime the suspect is accused of committing. Tucked away in the heart of Joplin, a cozy little neighborhood. Then, the unthinkable happens.

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         A Joplin woman says she's terrified after her neighbor broke into her home and stole a number of valuable items.      More shocking...it wasn't the first crime the suspect is accused of committing. Tucked away in the heart of Joplin, a cozy little neighborhood. Then, the unthinkable happens.

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  • Rising Gas Prices Putting Strain On Services

    Rising Gas Prices Putting Strain On Services

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:54:27 GMT

    Gas prices are up - and they're expected to continue their climb through the summer.     For most of us - it means we'll be more conscious of our driving - and try to conserve where possible - and turn to alternative modes of transportation, like, ride sharing.

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    Gas prices are up - and they're expected to continue their climb through the summer.     For most of us - it means we'll be more conscious of our driving - and try to conserve where possible - and turn to alternative modes of transportation, like, ride sharing.

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  • Joplin Woman Scammed Out Of $700 On Facebook

    Joplin Woman Scammed Out Of $700 On Facebook

    Monday, May 14 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-05-15 01:51:54 GMT

         A Joplin woman says she was scammed by a man who told her on Facebook...that she was eligible for a grant of $100,000.      She's now out $700. The scam - started off simple. Becky Allgood, Scam Victim: "It said...Dear Becky, this is Agent Larry from grant headquarters office, your friend, forwarded your number to me that you want to apply for grant money."

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         A Joplin woman says she was scammed by a man who told her on Facebook...that she was eligible for a grant of $100,000.      She's now out $700. The scam - started off simple. Becky Allgood, Scam Victim: "It said...Dear Becky, this is Agent Larry from grant headquarters office, your friend, forwarded your number to me that you want to apply for grant money."

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  • After Nearly 80 Years, A World War II Veteran Returns Home

    After Nearly 80 Years, A World War II Veteran Returns Home

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-05-12 02:30:16 GMT

         A World War II Veteran from Diamond, Missouri is finally returning home after almost 80 years.      Clifford Goodwin was onboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor when it was struck by Japanese torpedoes on December 7th, 1941.      Thanks to improvements in forensic technologies...his remains were recently identified and returned to Joplin, tonight.

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         A World War II Veteran from Diamond, Missouri is finally returning home after almost 80 years.      Clifford Goodwin was onboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor when it was struck by Japanese torpedoes on December 7th, 1941.      Thanks to improvements in forensic technologies...his remains were recently identified and returned to Joplin, tonight.

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  • Special Report: Risk On The Rails

    Special Report: Risk On The Rails

    Thursday, May 10 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-05-10 23:16:17 GMT

    When it comes to a train versus a car, or a person, it's no contest.  In the past year - at least four people have died in our area alone from train accidents. But, in these situations, who, or what, is to blame?  We rode along with a crew from the Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad in Joplin.  What we saw at some of the crossings, was alarming.

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    When it comes to a train versus a car, or a person, it's no contest.  In the past year - at least four people have died in our area alone from train accidents. But, in these situations, who, or what, is to blame?  We rode along with a crew from the Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad in Joplin.  What we saw at some of the crossings, was alarming.

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  • Questions Raised About Joplin Council's Process To Fill Vacant Seat

    Questions Raised About Joplin Council's Process To Fill Vacant Seat

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-05-10 01:27:21 GMT

         Joplin's City Council continues to take applications to fill the seat left vacant by Joshua Bard.      It's following a process established by the city charter.      But not everyone thinks it's the right way to go.

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         Joplin's City Council continues to take applications to fill the seat left vacant by Joshua Bard.      It's following a process established by the city charter.      But not everyone thinks it's the right way to go.

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  • Major Development Planned for Downtown Baxter Springs

    Major Development Planned for Downtown Baxter Springs

    Monday, May 7 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-05-08 01:54:12 GMT

         Saturday May 19th is a date worth marking on your calendar.      Especially if you're in the Baxter Springs area *or* if you're a classic car enthusiast. Main Street Baxter Springs - otherwise known as Military Avenue. It's been struggling for years to maintain businesses along this revamped stretch of road.

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         Saturday May 19th is a date worth marking on your calendar.      Especially if you're in the Baxter Springs area *or* if you're a classic car enthusiast. Main Street Baxter Springs - otherwise known as Military Avenue. It's been struggling for years to maintain businesses along this revamped stretch of road.

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  • New Mural At Mercy Park In Joplin Draws On Unique Inspiration

    New Mural At Mercy Park In Joplin Draws On Unique Inspiration

    Saturday, May 5 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-05-06 01:27:06 GMT

        There's a new mural at Joplin's Mercy Park -     It was brought into this world, with an unveiling ceremony earlier today.     But, it's not just any artistic work - it's truly something special. Nearly seven years ago - this site was considered "ground zero" for the devastating EF-5 tornado that tore through Joplin. It's an event 8 year old Sophie Collier was barely old enough to remember...

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        There's a new mural at Joplin's Mercy Park -     It was brought into this world, with an unveiling ceremony earlier today.     But, it's not just any artistic work - it's truly something special. Nearly seven years ago - this site was considered "ground zero" for the devastating EF-5 tornado that tore through Joplin. It's an event 8 year old Sophie Collier was barely old enough to remember...

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  • Senator Roy Blunt Discusses Higher Education Costs at MSSU

    Senator Roy Blunt Discusses Higher Education Costs at MSSU

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-05-02 02:08:22 GMT

         The cost of higher education was the purpose of Senator Roy Blunt's trip to Joplin, today.      Missouri Southern, to be exact.      An institution that knows all-too well lately about funding struggles. The Pell Grant was Senator Roy Blunt's big topic - and re-instating it as a year round grant to help cover costs in the summer.

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         The cost of higher education was the purpose of Senator Roy Blunt's trip to Joplin, today.      Missouri Southern, to be exact.      An institution that knows all-too well lately about funding struggles. The Pell Grant was Senator Roy Blunt's big topic - and re-instating it as a year round grant to help cover costs in the summer.

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  • A Look Into the ACLU Lawsuit Against the City of Joplin

    A Look Into the ACLU Lawsuit Against the City of Joplin

    Monday, April 30 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-05-01 02:06:32 GMT

         There's new information about the legal precedent for a lawsuit filed last week by the ACLU against the City of Joplin for violating the first amendment. In February - the city council passed an emergency ordinance to restrict solicitation at busy intersections with speeds greater than 35 miles an hour. The city cited safety concerns for both solicitors and drivers.

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         There's new information about the legal precedent for a lawsuit filed last week by the ACLU against the City of Joplin for violating the first amendment. In February - the city council passed an emergency ordinance to restrict solicitation at busy intersections with speeds greater than 35 miles an hour. The city cited safety concerns for both solicitors and drivers.

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  • Empire Market in Downtown Joplin Celebrates A Big Opening

    Empire Market in Downtown Joplin Celebrates A Big Opening

    Saturday, April 28 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-04-29 01:19:22 GMT

        Downtown and East Town Joplin's revitalization get a boost  as people flood the opening of the new Empire Market on 4th street...     The effort is the most recent attempt to bring a farmer's market type venue to Joplin  - and although others have failed before,     Joplin has been drawing a lot of attention to downtown - and points east - in the new East Town Dreams District.

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        Downtown and East Town Joplin's revitalization get a boost  as people flood the opening of the new Empire Market on 4th street...     The effort is the most recent attempt to bring a farmer's market type venue to Joplin  - and although others have failed before,     Joplin has been drawing a lot of attention to downtown - and points east - in the new East Town Dreams District.

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  • Joplin Council Accepts Joshua Bard's Resignation

    Joplin Council Accepts Joshua Bard's Resignation

    Friday, April 27 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-04-27 23:56:06 GMT
        The Joplin City Council held a special session to accept the resignation of councilman Joshua Bard this evening.     Bard previously turned in his resignation last week - after a state statute was brought to light, saying - he couldn't serve on the council because of previous felony convictions.     But Bard later rescinded that resignation.     However, this week, he decided to officially resign.     As for fil...More >>
        The Joplin City Council held a special session to accept the resignation of councilman Joshua Bard this evening.     Bard previously turned in his resignation last week - after a state statute was brought to light, saying - he couldn't serve on the council because of previous felony convictions.     But Bard later rescinded that resignation.     However, this week, he decided to officially resign.     As for fil...More >>
  • Just How Effective Are Prescription Drug Take Back Boxes?

    Just How Effective Are Prescription Drug Take Back Boxes?

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:46:53 GMT

         Something *else* "take back" related.. Those boxes or containers used in prescription drug "take back programs".      Many area agencies utilize.      Including the Joplin Police Department.  But just, how effective are they?

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         Something *else* "take back" related.. Those boxes or containers used in prescription drug "take back programs".      Many area agencies utilize.      Including the Joplin Police Department.  But just, how effective are they?

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  • An Arrest Is Made In A Nearly Two Decade Old Oklahoma Mystery

    An Arrest Is Made In A Nearly Two Decade Old Oklahoma Mystery

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:10:36 GMT

        An arrest is made - nearly two decades after the development of an Oklahoma mystery in Welch. It started - some time ago... Aungela Spurlock, OSBI Special Agent in Charge: "The tragic homicide of Danny and Kathy Freeman, on December 30th, 1999, and the subsequent search for their daughter Ashley Freeman and her friend Lauria Bible, began the investigation that has lasted almost two decades, and brings us here..."

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        An arrest is made - nearly two decades after the development of an Oklahoma mystery in Welch. It started - some time ago... Aungela Spurlock, OSBI Special Agent in Charge: "The tragic homicide of Danny and Kathy Freeman, on December 30th, 1999, and the subsequent search for their daughter Ashley Freeman and her friend Lauria Bible, began the investigation that has lasted almost two decades, and brings us here..."

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  • Neosho School District Still Negotiating Insurance Payouts For Goodman Elementary, Kids Ready To Go Home

    Neosho School District Still Negotiating Insurance Payouts For Goodman Elementary, Kids Ready To Go Home

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:42:36 GMT
         We've mentioned it this week.      The original amount of insurance money for a new elementary school in Goodman...is about $2 million and change less than what district officials expected. Walking the halls of Goodman Elementary - which isn't Goodman Elementary. Callee Clapp, Goodman Elementary 1st Grader: "The school has lockers..." Lockers - that were built for 7th graders. Since the April 2017 tornado, Goodman Elementary students h...More >>
         We've mentioned it this week.      The original amount of insurance money for a new elementary school in Goodman...is about $2 million and change less than what district officials expected. Walking the halls of Goodman Elementary - which isn't Goodman Elementary. Callee Clapp, Goodman Elementary 1st Grader: "The school has lockers..." Lockers - that were built for 7th graders. Since the April 2017 tornado, Goodman Elementary students h...More >>
  • Joplin Putting The Brakes On Downtown Parking Project - Exploring Other Options

    Joplin Putting The Brakes On Downtown Parking Project - Exploring Other Options

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:37:59 GMT
         The City of Joplin is changing gears for downtown parking...and putting the plan on hold for now. These temporary dashes up and down Main Street are about to become more permanent. Taylor Cunningham, City of Joplin: "We're re striping Main Street, it'll stay four lanes ." Back in October, the city was looking at "reverse angle parking" for downtown, which would have reduced Main Street to two lanes and added bike lanes as well. Taylor Cunningham...More >>
         The City of Joplin is changing gears for downtown parking...and putting the plan on hold for now. These temporary dashes up and down Main Street are about to become more permanent. Taylor Cunningham, City of Joplin: "We're re striping Main Street, it'll stay four lanes ." Back in October, the city was looking at "reverse angle parking" for downtown, which would have reduced Main Street to two lanes and added bike lanes as well. Taylor Cunningham...More >>
  • Joplin Council Passes 2018 CDBG Funding Action Plan

    Joplin Council Passes 2018 CDBG Funding Action Plan

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-04-16 23:31:39 GMT
        The City of Joplin approves the 2018 action plan for CDBG funding for the city.     But CDBG-DR funding is up in mid 2019. Since the 2011 tornado, we've all heard the term "CDBG" countless times, but many don't know, is there's a CDBG-DR, which is different. The CDBG, or, Community Development Block Grant, has been around for years - and years before the tornado. Thomas Walters, Community Development Planner: "The City of Joplin, we're calle...More >>
        The City of Joplin approves the 2018 action plan for CDBG funding for the city.     But CDBG-DR funding is up in mid 2019. Since the 2011 tornado, we've all heard the term "CDBG" countless times, but many don't know, is there's a CDBG-DR, which is different. The CDBG, or, Community Development Block Grant, has been around for years - and years before the tornado. Thomas Walters, Community Development Planner: "The City of Joplin, we're calle...More >>
  • Eagle Scout Honored By Baxter Springs Historical Society

    Eagle Scout Honored By Baxter Springs Historical Society

    Saturday, April 14 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-04-15 00:29:21 GMT
        The Baxter Springs Historical Society's Park Day was more than a cleanup...honoring an Eagle Scout for his hard work at the Fort Blair Historical Site.     Vance Asquith was presented with a plaque for building a sidewalk path and entry columns to welcome visitors to the park.     The presentation was at  a park day event - which gets area volunteers together to help clean up the Fort Blair site and perform minor maintenance....More >>
        The Baxter Springs Historical Society's Park Day was more than a cleanup...honoring an Eagle Scout for his hard work at the Fort Blair Historical Site.     Vance Asquith was presented with a plaque for building a sidewalk path and entry columns to welcome visitors to the park.     The presentation was at  a park day event - which gets area volunteers together to help clean up the Fort Blair site and perform minor maintenance....More >>
  • OSBI Aiding Ottawa County Sheriff's Office in Possible Homicide Investigation in Peoria

    OSBI Aiding Ottawa County Sheriff's Office in Possible Homicide Investigation in Peoria

    Saturday, April 14 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-04-14 23:50:48 GMT
    Northeast Oklahoma agencies investigate a possible homicide after a man is found covered in blood.  The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office asked for help in the case from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Deputies were called to a home at 43 East 1st in Peoria, Oklahoma Friday around 5:00pm,  by a woman dialing 911.  The female reported a man was covered in blood at the residence but then disconnected.  Deputies found the man unresponsive...More >>
    Northeast Oklahoma agencies investigate a possible homicide after a man is found covered in blood.  The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office asked for help in the case from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Deputies were called to a home at 43 East 1st in Peoria, Oklahoma Friday around 5:00pm,  by a woman dialing 911.  The female reported a man was covered in blood at the residence but then disconnected.  Deputies found the man unresponsive...More >>
  • 1717 Marketplace TIF District Update, First Amendment On The Table

    1717 Marketplace TIF District Update, First Amendment On The Table

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-04-13 02:11:18 GMT
        The Joplin TIF commission held a meeting tonight to discuss the status of the three existing TIF districts - and an amendment for the 1717 Marketplace TIF. In November - City Finance Director Leslie Haase approached the council about a serious issue. 15th Street from Range Line to the Walmart entrance. A quick recap - the original 1717 Marketplace developer was supposed to develop this stretch of road, they went bankrupt, and the TIF district properties were sold off - t...More >>
        The Joplin TIF commission held a meeting tonight to discuss the status of the three existing TIF districts - and an amendment for the 1717 Marketplace TIF. In November - City Finance Director Leslie Haase approached the council about a serious issue. 15th Street from Range Line to the Walmart entrance. A quick recap - the original 1717 Marketplace developer was supposed to develop this stretch of road, they went bankrupt, and the TIF district properties were sold off - t...More >>
  • MSSU Facing Challenges Amid Funding Cuts

    MSSU Facing Challenges Amid Funding Cuts

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:51:23 GMT

         Missouri Southern is fighting funding shortfalls despite near-record enrollment numbers.      The culprit...ongoing cuts to higher education in the state. Missouri Southern President Alan Marble testified before the House Appropriations Committee in January.

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         Missouri Southern is fighting funding shortfalls despite near-record enrollment numbers.      The culprit...ongoing cuts to higher education in the state. Missouri Southern President Alan Marble testified before the House Appropriations Committee in January.

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  • An Error Sends The Kansas Education Bill Back - How The Correct Version Could Impact SEK Schools

    An Error Sends The Kansas Education Bill Back - How The Correct Version Could Impact SEK Schools

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-10 02:38:48 GMT

    First - the error - totaling nearly $80 million *less* in funding for schools statewide. Here's what happened. The bill was passed, but with a substitute by the senate. Unfortunately, that substitute had an error which was included in the bill that was formally passed by both sides. So, many districts were only seeing half of the increase in funding expected - like Pittsburg, for example - expecting an increase of around $940,000 in funding, In the error, the district would have ...

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    First - the error - totaling nearly $80 million *less* in funding for schools statewide. Here's what happened. The bill was passed, but with a substitute by the senate. Unfortunately, that substitute had an error which was included in the bill that was formally passed by both sides. So, many districts were only seeing half of the increase in funding expected - like Pittsburg, for example - expecting an increase of around $940,000 in funding, In the error, the district would have ...

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  • Pink Bowling for Breast Cancer

    Pink Bowling for Breast Cancer

    Saturday, April 7 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-04-08 01:32:12 GMT
    In Joplin. They were bowling to help those with breast cancer.     Bowling and a silent auction were all  part of the second annual "Pink Ribbon Bowl" - organized by breast cancer survivor, Sandy Hicks.     The event raised money to help pay for tattoos for women, to cover scars from breast cancer.     Hicks says - it's a way to help women cope with the changes breast cancer brings to their lives. Sandy Hicks, Breast Cancer ...More >>
    In Joplin. They were bowling to help those with breast cancer.     Bowling and a silent auction were all  part of the second annual "Pink Ribbon Bowl" - organized by breast cancer survivor, Sandy Hicks.     The event raised money to help pay for tattoos for women, to cover scars from breast cancer.     Hicks says - it's a way to help women cope with the changes breast cancer brings to their lives. Sandy Hicks, Breast Cancer ...More >>
  • Women Taking Self Defense Courses In Joplin Amid Rising Violent Crime Rates

    Women Taking Self Defense Courses In Joplin Amid Rising Violent Crime Rates

    Saturday, April 7 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-04-08 01:27:58 GMT

        Joplin women are taking up self defense classes to keep themselves safe, among increasing violent crime rates...     Last month, the Joplin Police Department released crime statistics for 2017 - and in them, a 12% increase in local violent crime.     That category includes, assault, homicide, sexual assault, and robbery.

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        Joplin women are taking up self defense classes to keep themselves safe, among increasing violent crime rates...     Last month, the Joplin Police Department released crime statistics for 2017 - and in them, a 12% increase in local violent crime.     That category includes, assault, homicide, sexual assault, and robbery.

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  • With Freezing Temps, Plants/Veggies Could Be In Danger...Some Tips to Keep Them Safe

    With Freezing Temps, Plants/Veggies Could Be In Danger...Some Tips to Keep Them Safe

    Thursday, April 5 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-04-06 01:40:32 GMT

         Mother Nature is going to change things for us soon.      A *major* cold-snap is on the way...not to mention the possibility of freezing rain and snow. Scott Leeper picks through the potatoes at Van Becelaere's Greenhouse and Feed Store in Pittsburg. Scott Leeper: "Potatoes and onions, and that's about, that's the cold weather part of the season here I'll get ready for." He's got to pick the right ones to plant, because, potatoes...

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         Mother Nature is going to change things for us soon.      A *major* cold-snap is on the way...not to mention the possibility of freezing rain and snow. Scott Leeper picks through the potatoes at Van Becelaere's Greenhouse and Feed Store in Pittsburg. Scott Leeper: "Potatoes and onions, and that's about, that's the cold weather part of the season here I'll get ready for." He's got to pick the right ones to plant, because, potatoes...

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  • Fear Over Potential Soybean Tariffs Drive Prices Down, Worry Farmers

    Fear Over Potential Soybean Tariffs Drive Prices Down, Worry Farmers

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-04-05 03:05:21 GMT
    China threatens to put tariffs on $50 billion worth of American imports including soybeans.     News of the possible tariffs reached the US early this morning sending the price of soybeans down. John Hutto, Hutto Grain and Livestock: "Virtually all of our soybeans that we grow, are exported, so anything that affects that market, affects us tremendously." The impact of fear is being felt by John Hutto and other farmers nationwide. Early Wednesday mor...More >>
    China threatens to put tariffs on $50 billion worth of American imports including soybeans.     News of the possible tariffs reached the US early this morning sending the price of soybeans down. John Hutto, Hutto Grain and Livestock: "Virtually all of our soybeans that we grow, are exported, so anything that affects that market, affects us tremendously." The impact of fear is being felt by John Hutto and other farmers nationwide. Early Wednesday mor...More >>
  • Name Released: Pursuit Turns Deadly in Newton County, MO

    Name Released: Pursuit Turns Deadly in Newton County, MO

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-04-03 18:52:23 GMT

    A pursuit in Newton County, MO turns deadly after the suspect tries to escape in Shoal Creek. According to Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings, just after 1:00 p.m. today (April 2, 2018), police officers in Seneca tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver fled, leading to a pursuit. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Newton County Sheriff's Deputies joined Seneca police in the car chase. Sheriff Jennings says at some point, the suspect's vehicle got two f...

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    A pursuit in Newton County, MO turns deadly after the suspect tries to escape in Shoal Creek. According to Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings, just after 1:00 p.m. today (April 2, 2018), police officers in Seneca tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver fled, leading to a pursuit. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Newton County Sheriff's Deputies joined Seneca police in the car chase. Sheriff Jennings says at some point, the suspect's vehicle got two f...

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  • Oklahoma Teachers Pleased About Increase, But Say It's Still Not Enough

    Oklahoma Teachers Pleased About Increase, But Say It's Still Not Enough

    Thursday, March 29 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-03-30 02:32:07 GMT

         Late last night, the Oklahoma Senate passed a package to fund pay raises for teachers.  Late this afternoon...Governor Mary Fallin signed it into law.      The result...an average boost of about $6,100 bucks a year.  But it will also mean higher taxes.  The legislation that Governor Fallin signed into law is powerful, but, teachers like Suzy Bryant, say, it's still not enough.

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         Late last night, the Oklahoma Senate passed a package to fund pay raises for teachers.  Late this afternoon...Governor Mary Fallin signed it into law.      The result...an average boost of about $6,100 bucks a year.  But it will also mean higher taxes.  The legislation that Governor Fallin signed into law is powerful, but, teachers like Suzy Bryant, say, it's still not enough.

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  • Date Set For Missouri Department of Conservation To Take Control Of Wildcat Glades

    Date Set For Missouri Department of Conservation To Take Control Of Wildcat Glades

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-03-29 03:02:05 GMT

         A date has been set for the Department of Conservation to take over operational control of Wildcat Glades in Joplin. July 1st, 2018, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center will officially drop the "Audubon" name from it's title.

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         A date has been set for the Department of Conservation to take over operational control of Wildcat Glades in Joplin. July 1st, 2018, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center will officially drop the "Audubon" name from it's title.

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  • Report Finds Missouri Has Serious Shortfalls In Mental Health Care Access, Coverage

    Report Finds Missouri Has Serious Shortfalls In Mental Health Care Access, Coverage

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-03-28 02:36:23 GMT

    A new report has found that the State of Missouri has serious gaps between mental health care needs and access to care. For Kayla Dawson, her first bout with opioids and methamphetamines took her to the methadone clinic in Springfield. Kayla Dawson: "You pay $125 a week, plus you have to, at the beginning, you have to drive up there everyday, so that's gas money you have to drive everyday."

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    A new report has found that the State of Missouri has serious gaps between mental health care needs and access to care. For Kayla Dawson, her first bout with opioids and methamphetamines took her to the methadone clinic in Springfield. Kayla Dawson: "You pay $125 a week, plus you have to, at the beginning, you have to drive up there everyday, so that's gas money you have to drive everyday."

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  • Suicide Prevention Town Hall Focuses On Helping Teens Battling Suicidal Thoughts, Depression

    Suicide Prevention Town Hall Focuses On Helping Teens Battling Suicidal Thoughts, Depression

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-03-27 03:15:15 GMT
        A suicide prevention town hall is held in Joplin amid a growing number of teen suicides in our area.     The Alliance of Southwest Missouri says we're in the peak of "suicide season".       One teen in attendance is battling his own demons, while helping others. Rodriguez: "I don't necessarily know how to say this...uh...Craig's dead.  and I was like, man, yea, whatever, Craig who?  And he was like......More >>
        A suicide prevention town hall is held in Joplin amid a growing number of teen suicides in our area.     The Alliance of Southwest Missouri says we're in the peak of "suicide season".       One teen in attendance is battling his own demons, while helping others. Rodriguez: "I don't necessarily know how to say this...uh...Craig's dead.  and I was like, man, yea, whatever, Craig who?  And he was like......More >>
  • March For Our Lives Rallies Held Nationwide, Locally

    March For Our Lives Rallies Held Nationwide, Locally

    Saturday, March 24 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-03-25 00:36:22 GMT
        The City of Joplin was one of many, that hosted a March For Our Lives rally today. Natally Baker, Webb City High School Student: "Students are scared for their lives, students are scared everyday when they're sitting in their classrooms that anything could happen that day." Webb City High School Student Natally Baker helped lead the march down Main Street. She directed chants... While the 250+ group pushed through downtown. McDonald County High School...More >>
        The City of Joplin was one of many, that hosted a March For Our Lives rally today. Natally Baker, Webb City High School Student: "Students are scared for their lives, students are scared everyday when they're sitting in their classrooms that anything could happen that day." Webb City High School Student Natally Baker helped lead the march down Main Street. She directed chants... While the 250+ group pushed through downtown. McDonald County High School...More >>
  • Update: Body Found In Silver Creek In South Joplin, Identified

    Update: Body Found In Silver Creek In South Joplin, Identified

    Thursday, March 22 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-03-22 20:16:04 GMT

         An investigation is underway in Joplin after a body was discovered today in Silver Creek...near the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center. The call came in at 1:23 Wednesday afternoon when a woman spotted a body in Silver Creek near the wildcat glades facility. Authorities have not released the identity of the body, but did confirm it's an adult male.

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         An investigation is underway in Joplin after a body was discovered today in Silver Creek...near the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center. The call came in at 1:23 Wednesday afternoon when a woman spotted a body in Silver Creek near the wildcat glades facility. Authorities have not released the identity of the body, but did confirm it's an adult male.

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  • Missouri Looks To Regulate Kickboxing, MMA, Ban 17 & Under From Participating

    Missouri Looks To Regulate Kickboxing, MMA, Ban 17 & Under From Participating

    Monday, March 19 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-03-20 02:44:51 GMT

         If you're a fan of  Mixed Martial Arts...particularly in the State of Missouri...you may want to familiarize yourself with House Bill 1388. The bill - approved last Thursday in a 112-29 vote - would put amateur kickboxing and both professional and mixed martial arts under state supervision. The bill also aims to ban children 17 and under from participating in either event.

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         If you're a fan of  Mixed Martial Arts...particularly in the State of Missouri...you may want to familiarize yourself with House Bill 1388. The bill - approved last Thursday in a 112-29 vote - would put amateur kickboxing and both professional and mixed martial arts under state supervision. The bill also aims to ban children 17 and under from participating in either event.

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  • Motorcyclists Learn About Safety, Trucks, And The "No-Zone"

    Motorcyclists Learn About Safety, Trucks, And The "No-Zone"

    Saturday, March 17 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-03-18 00:58:54 GMT

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - a motorcycle driver is 40% *more* likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than a truck driver in the same accident.     CFI partners with the Joplin Harley Riders Group to bring that safety message to bikers. If a trucker looks in their rear view mirror, odds are, they aren't going to see a motorcycle in the "no-zone."

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    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - a motorcycle driver is 40% *more* likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than a truck driver in the same accident.     CFI partners with the Joplin Harley Riders Group to bring that safety message to bikers. If a trucker looks in their rear view mirror, odds are, they aren't going to see a motorcycle in the "no-zone."

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  • Homeowner In Montgomery County Recalls Watching Flames Approach His Home Yesterday

    Homeowner In Montgomery County Recalls Watching Flames Approach His Home Yesterday

    Friday, March 16 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-03-16 21:13:36 GMT

         Stories coming in from that fire in Montgomery County - one homeowner and his wife tried to extinguish the flames on their own as they spread toward their home. Dan Russow, homeowner: "There was no way we could have got it under control even in our short grass, it was just burning so quick." Dan Russow recalls the flames rolling up this hill, directly in front of his home in rural Montgomery County.

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         Stories coming in from that fire in Montgomery County - one homeowner and his wife tried to extinguish the flames on their own as they spread toward their home. Dan Russow, homeowner: "There was no way we could have got it under control even in our short grass, it was just burning so quick." Dan Russow recalls the flames rolling up this hill, directly in front of his home in rural Montgomery County.

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  • Fires In Montgomery & Labette Counties Intentionally Set, Firefighter Injured

    Fires In Montgomery & Labette Counties Intentionally Set, Firefighter Injured

    Thursday, March 15 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-03-16 02:30:44 GMT

         An investigation is underway in Southeast Kansas involving numerous grass fires.      Officials in Montgomery County say they were *intentionally* set. Sergeant Michael Grimes, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office : "At this point we do believe they were intentionally set, they will be further investigated by our office and the Labette County Sheriff's Office in a joint collaboration."

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         An investigation is underway in Southeast Kansas involving numerous grass fires.      Officials in Montgomery County say they were *intentionally* set. Sergeant Michael Grimes, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office : "At this point we do believe they were intentionally set, they will be further investigated by our office and the Labette County Sheriff's Office in a joint collaboration."

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  • Carl Junction Residents Will Soon Be Asked About Paying For A New Athletic Complex

    Carl Junction Residents Will Soon Be Asked About Paying For A New Athletic Complex

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-03-15 02:13:39 GMT

         If you live in Carl Junction...you've most likely heard about "Question 2".      It'll be on the April 3rd ballot.        That's when voters will decide whether to approve a $4.8 million dollar bond issue to build and equip a new sports complex. Right now in Carl Junction, if you want to play ball, your top choice, is here, at the Frank Dean Complex on Park Lane.

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         If you live in Carl Junction...you've most likely heard about "Question 2".      It'll be on the April 3rd ballot.        That's when voters will decide whether to approve a $4.8 million dollar bond issue to build and equip a new sports complex. Right now in Carl Junction, if you want to play ball, your top choice, is here, at the Frank Dean Complex on Park Lane.

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  • Pittsburg City Leaders Get An Update On "Imagine Pittsburg 2030"

    Pittsburg City Leaders Get An Update On "Imagine Pittsburg 2030"

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-03-14 02:27:17 GMT
         City commissioners in Pittsburg received an update today on the Imagine Pittsburg 2030 plan.      It's aimed at growing the community and bringing in more jobs. Joe Dellasega Couldn't contain his enthusiasm while presenting a few updates on the Imagine Pittsburg 2030 plan. And with good reason - officials saying $300 million in construction projects, both new businesses and additions to existing facilities, bringing in around 1,000 new...More >>
         City commissioners in Pittsburg received an update today on the Imagine Pittsburg 2030 plan.      It's aimed at growing the community and bringing in more jobs. Joe Dellasega Couldn't contain his enthusiasm while presenting a few updates on the Imagine Pittsburg 2030 plan. And with good reason - officials saying $300 million in construction projects, both new businesses and additions to existing facilities, bringing in around 1,000 new...More >>
  • KCU Closing In On The End Of It's First Year

    KCU Closing In On The End Of It's First Year

    Monday, March 12 2018 10:03 AM EDT2018-03-12 14:03:25 GMT

        The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is welcoming it's second batch of students as it's second year of teaching future doctors is growing closer. There was an abundance of buzz when KCU opened it's doors last summer, but, now, unless you're  a med student yourself, you may not know what's been going on inside these walls.

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        The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is welcoming it's second batch of students as it's second year of teaching future doctors is growing closer. There was an abundance of buzz when KCU opened it's doors last summer, but, now, unless you're  a med student yourself, you may not know what's been going on inside these walls.

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  • Oklahoma Education Budget Crisis Growing - Walk-out Could Happen Next Month

    Oklahoma Education Budget Crisis Growing - Walk-out Could Happen Next Month

    Thursday, March 8 2018 9:58 PM EST2018-03-09 02:58:46 GMT

         Teachers across Oklahoma could *walk-out* next month if their pay demands aren't met.
    It's something no school district ever wants to happen.
    Kaci Hoffer, 3rd Generation Miami Teacher: "The goal is not to have a walkout, our goal is for legislatures to pass a bill that will provide education with the funds that they need."

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         Teachers across Oklahoma could *walk-out* next month if their pay demands aren't met.
    It's something no school district ever wants to happen.
    Kaci Hoffer, 3rd Generation Miami Teacher: "The goal is not to have a walkout, our goal is for legislatures to pass a bill that will provide education with the funds that they need."

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  • Train Accident Raises Concerns About Safety & Number of Previous Accidents

    Train Accident Raises Concerns About Safety & Number of Previous Accidents

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-03-08 03:05:45 GMT
    Some may consider this type of crossing "unmarked." But officials with Kansas City Southern Railways say just because there's not a warning bell and lights, doesn't mean there's other warning signs. This intersection isn't busy - but the highway is. Chief Joe Perkins, Carl Junction Fire Protection District: "A lot of traffic going down 171, so you have a tendency to be mindful of the truck and car traffic and then you almost, the train tracks are almost like white noise...More >>
    Some may consider this type of crossing "unmarked." But officials with Kansas City Southern Railways say just because there's not a warning bell and lights, doesn't mean there's other warning signs. This intersection isn't busy - but the highway is. Chief Joe Perkins, Carl Junction Fire Protection District: "A lot of traffic going down 171, so you have a tendency to be mindful of the truck and car traffic and then you almost, the train tracks are almost like white noise...More >>
  • JPD Sees Increase In Violent Crime, We Break Down The Numbers

    JPD Sees Increase In Violent Crime, We Break Down The Numbers

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-03-07 03:05:47 GMT

         The Joplin Police Department has released its 2017 performance report. The numbers sound hard. Captain Trevor Duncan, Joplin Police Department: "Homicide was, went up from 2 to 3, which equals a 100% increase,  and then we also saw sexual assault and assaults take a significant increase." But, they can be deceiving that one extra homicide -- a 100% increase.

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         The Joplin Police Department has released its 2017 performance report. The numbers sound hard. Captain Trevor Duncan, Joplin Police Department: "Homicide was, went up from 2 to 3, which equals a 100% increase,  and then we also saw sexual assault and assaults take a significant increase." But, they can be deceiving that one extra homicide -- a 100% increase.

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  • City of Joplin Joins Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

    City of Joplin Joins Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

    Monday, March 5 2018 10:21 PM EST2018-03-06 03:21:13 GMT

         The City of Joplin is joining a number of other communities across the country in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. Ashley Micklethwaite has been fighting the opioid epidemic for months - working hard to provide resources to those in need. Now, the city of Joplin is joining a lawsuit against those companies that manufacture the very opioids she's been fighting.

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         The City of Joplin is joining a number of other communities across the country in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. Ashley Micklethwaite has been fighting the opioid epidemic for months - working hard to provide resources to those in need. Now, the city of Joplin is joining a lawsuit against those companies that manufacture the very opioids she's been fighting.

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  • Company Trying To Change Image Of Puppy Breeders

    Company Trying To Change Image Of Puppy Breeders

    Monday, March 5 2018 12:51 PM EST2018-03-05 17:51:25 GMT

    Dog breeding often comes under attack by animal rights groups...but those who do it right are fighting to change that.       Missouri requires breeders to be re-certified annually, and today a presentation at Indigo Sky Casino counts toward their continuing education credits for that certification... When you hear about puppy breeding many people think of the terrible conditions of puppy mills.  But professionals say that doesn't paint a complete picture.

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    Dog breeding often comes under attack by animal rights groups...but those who do it right are fighting to change that.       Missouri requires breeders to be re-certified annually, and today a presentation at Indigo Sky Casino counts toward their continuing education credits for that certification... When you hear about puppy breeding many people think of the terrible conditions of puppy mills.  But professionals say that doesn't paint a complete picture.

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  • U.S. Marine Corps Hosts A Unique Family Night In Jasper

    U.S. Marine Corps Hosts A Unique Family Night In Jasper

    Thursday, March 1 2018 10:39 PM EST2018-03-02 03:39:41 GMT

    The United States Marine Corps held a special "family night" in Jasper at the high school - to prepare future recruits and their families for what boot camp has to offer. At family night, it starts with informing the families.

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    The United States Marine Corps held a special "family night" in Jasper at the high school - to prepare future recruits and their families for what boot camp has to offer. At family night, it starts with informing the families.

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  • Girard Celebrates it's 150th Birthday In Style

    Girard Celebrates it's 150th Birthday In Style

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 9:33 PM EST2018-03-01 02:33:24 GMT

         On February 28th, 1868...the City of Girard, Kansas was founded.      Founded...by  Dr. Charles Strong.      Who actually named it after his hometown of Girard, Pennsylvania.      Anyway...do the math...and you know that was 150 years ago.      Which meant...150 years later...there was a pretty big birthday party.

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         On February 28th, 1868...the City of Girard, Kansas was founded.      Founded...by  Dr. Charles Strong.      Who actually named it after his hometown of Girard, Pennsylvania.      Anyway...do the math...and you know that was 150 years ago.      Which meant...150 years later...there was a pretty big birthday party.

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  • Joplin Schools Working To Implement Safety Inspections For Basketball Goals

    Joplin Schools Working To Implement Safety Inspections For Basketball Goals

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 9:46 PM EST2018-02-28 02:46:34 GMT

         Part of tonight's meeting-agenda for Joplin School Board members...a nearly $3 million dollar Capital Expenditure request.      Part of that...inspections for basketball goals. In March of last year, Joplin High School student Spencer Nicodemus was killed when a basketball goal at Irving Elementary collapsed.

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         Part of tonight's meeting-agenda for Joplin School Board members...a nearly $3 million dollar Capital Expenditure request.      Part of that...inspections for basketball goals. In March of last year, Joplin High School student Spencer Nicodemus was killed when a basketball goal at Irving Elementary collapsed.

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  • Exclusive: Reverend Phil McClendon Shares His Personal Connection With Reverend Billy Graham

    Exclusive: Reverend Phil McClendon Shares His Personal Connection With Reverend Billy Graham

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:40 PM EST2018-02-22 18:40:11 GMT

         The man considered to be the world's best-known evangelist...the Reverend Billy Graham...died this morning at the age of 99.      He reached millions of people through his crusades.      And one of his crusaders...is a long-time Joplin preacher. Reverend Phil McClendon met Reverend Billy Graham at a crusade back in 1973.

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         The man considered to be the world's best-known evangelist...the Reverend Billy Graham...died this morning at the age of 99.      He reached millions of people through his crusades.      And one of his crusaders...is a long-time Joplin preacher. Reverend Phil McClendon met Reverend Billy Graham at a crusade back in 1973.

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  • Missouri Law Maker Looking To Eliminate Vehicle Safety Inspections

    Missouri Law Maker Looking To Eliminate Vehicle Safety Inspections

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:01 PM EST2018-02-21 02:01:59 GMT

         A Missouri lawmaker is pushing to remove vehicle inspections across the state.      But not everyone is on board. Representative J. Eggleston proposed House Bill 1444 which would eliminate the need for safety inspections in Missouri.

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         A Missouri lawmaker is pushing to remove vehicle inspections across the state.      But not everyone is on board. Representative J. Eggleston proposed House Bill 1444 which would eliminate the need for safety inspections in Missouri.

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  • Journey Church Is "Growing Hope" With A Special Garden In Their Neighborhood

    Journey Church Is "Growing Hope" With A Special Garden In Their Neighborhood

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:08 PM EST2018-02-20 01:08:52 GMT

         Journey Church in Joplin is beginning the process of converting a once overgrown field...into something for its neighbors.      A "Growing Hope Garden". For the last five years, Journey Church at 4th and McKinley has had this plot of land. They didn't have any idea what to do with it, until now.

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         Journey Church in Joplin is beginning the process of converting a once overgrown field...into something for its neighbors.      A "Growing Hope Garden". For the last five years, Journey Church at 4th and McKinley has had this plot of land. They didn't have any idea what to do with it, until now.

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  • Special Pool Tournament In Chanute

    Special Pool Tournament In Chanute

    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:27 PM EST2018-02-18 01:27:49 GMT

    Twenty different teams flocked to Chanute to play pool. Many of us are aware of the unique abilities of service dogs. Robin Shipley: "They can do CPR, they can dial 911. But, for some, those service dogs do a lot more.

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    Twenty different teams flocked to Chanute to play pool. Many of us are aware of the unique abilities of service dogs. Robin Shipley: "They can do CPR, they can dial 911. But, for some, those service dogs do a lot more.

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  • Yates Center Woman Says She's Being Evicted For "Complaining Too Much"

    Yates Center Woman Says She's Being Evicted For "Complaining Too Much"

    Thursday, February 15 2018 10:23 PM EST2018-02-16 03:23:10 GMT

         A Yates Center woman says she's being ordered out of her apartment for voicing her concerns about safety issues. Cheryl Berry says she moved into the Woodson Senior Residences in August of last year.

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         A Yates Center woman says she's being ordered out of her apartment for voicing her concerns about safety issues. Cheryl Berry says she moved into the Woodson Senior Residences in August of last year.

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  • Proposed Pay Plan Didn't Set Well With Everyone...At First, Now Change Is In The Air

    Proposed Pay Plan Didn't Set Well With Everyone...At First, Now Change Is In The Air

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 10:38 PM EST2018-02-14 03:38:18 GMT

         We told you last night about the discussions held by city council members in Joplin regarding a new pay plan for city employees.      It's one that didn't sit well with everyone.      At least at first. When asked about budgeting for raises City Finance Director Leslie Haase made a presentation to council, stating the city just doesn't have the money for pay increases for police and fire, or any other department.

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         We told you last night about the discussions held by city council members in Joplin regarding a new pay plan for city employees.      It's one that didn't sit well with everyone.      At least at first. When asked about budgeting for raises City Finance Director Leslie Haase made a presentation to council, stating the city just doesn't have the money for pay increases for police and fire, or any other department.

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  • Joplin Council Hears Proposal For New Pay Plan, Draws Concerns From Police, Fire Unions

    Joplin Council Hears Proposal For New Pay Plan, Draws Concerns From Police, Fire Unions

    Monday, February 12 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-02-13 03:46:23 GMT

         A work session tonight, for Joplin City Council.      One of the items on the agenda, a new pay plan for city employees...which, of course, includes police officers and firefighters. The proposed plan returns the city to a "step" program, with each "step" being a different level for a certain position - and a pay level established for each step.

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         A work session tonight, for Joplin City Council.      One of the items on the agenda, a new pay plan for city employees...which, of course, includes police officers and firefighters. The proposed plan returns the city to a "step" program, with each "step" being a different level for a certain position - and a pay level established for each step.

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  • Road Conditions Deteriorating Quickly, Crashes Adding Up

    Road Conditions Deteriorating Quickly, Crashes Adding Up

    Saturday, February 10 2018 7:18 PM EST2018-02-11 00:18:44 GMT
    Icy roads have drivers in ditches...     Joplin Police have instituted emergency road conditions as the number of crashes this afternoon began to escalate.  At around 2:15 the Joplin Police Department was working 6 crashes at once taking officers away from other emergencies...so emergency road conditions were put into effect. Even heavily traveled roads like US 66 west of Galena saw people sliding off...  This truck hitting a fence... MoDOT crews are running t...More >>
    Icy roads have drivers in ditches...     Joplin Police have instituted emergency road conditions as the number of crashes this afternoon began to escalate.  At around 2:15 the Joplin Police Department was working 6 crashes at once taking officers away from other emergencies...so emergency road conditions were put into effect. Even heavily traveled roads like US 66 west of Galena saw people sliding off...  This truck hitting a fence... MoDOT crews are running t...More >>
  • Empire Holds Public Meeting To Discuss Decommissioning Asbury Plant, Building Wind Facility

    Empire Holds Public Meeting To Discuss Decommissioning Asbury Plant, Building Wind Facility

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:20 PM EST2018-02-09 03:20:02 GMT

         It's a move that's designed to adhere to new regulations and save money.     Empire District Electric wants to implement wind turbines and close its plant in Asbury...something that's been in the works since last year.      Tonight..the company held a public hearing.  The meeting was packed - around 150 residents and city leaders came to express their concerns and support of the project.

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         It's a move that's designed to adhere to new regulations and save money.     Empire District Electric wants to implement wind turbines and close its plant in Asbury...something that's been in the works since last year.      Tonight..the company held a public hearing.  The meeting was packed - around 150 residents and city leaders came to express their concerns and support of the project.

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  • Oklahoma Law Maker Proposes Chemical Castration For Sex Offenders

    Oklahoma Law Maker Proposes Chemical Castration For Sex Offenders

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:23 PM EST2018-02-08 03:23:34 GMT

         Could the State of Oklahoma become the latest state to implement a form of what's called "chemical castration" when it comes to certain sex offenders?      Evidently...it's in the works.      Oklahoma legislator Rick West introduced House Bill 2543 outlining what exactly counts as a "sexually violent offense" and how chemical castration could be the punishment.

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         Could the State of Oklahoma become the latest state to implement a form of what's called "chemical castration" when it comes to certain sex offenders?      Evidently...it's in the works.      Oklahoma legislator Rick West introduced House Bill 2543 outlining what exactly counts as a "sexually violent offense" and how chemical castration could be the punishment.

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  • Subway In Fredonia Has A Sandwich Artist Like No Other

    Subway In Fredonia Has A Sandwich Artist Like No Other

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-02-06 23:24:27 GMT

    The City of Fredonia, like many other communities, is home to a Subway restaurant.     But, this Subway has an amenity that you can't find anywhere else. When you walk into the Subway in Fredonia...you might think it's like any other subway in the area...but, then you meet T.J. Hite.

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    The City of Fredonia, like many other communities, is home to a Subway restaurant.     But, this Subway has an amenity that you can't find anywhere else. When you walk into the Subway in Fredonia...you might think it's like any other subway in the area...but, then you meet T.J. Hite.

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  • City of Joplin Approves Lease Agreement For Joe Becker

    City of Joplin Approves Lease Agreement For Joe Becker

    Monday, February 5 2018 10:20 PM EST2018-02-06 03:20:29 GMT

    This agreement was still met with some resistance and concern from city council members.     Mark Schuster with the Ventura Sports Group, City Finance Director Leslie Haase, and the City Attorney Peter Edwards were all called on to give insight into this lease.     Concerns included the Premier League which holds regular tournaments at Joe Becker.

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    This agreement was still met with some resistance and concern from city council members.     Mark Schuster with the Ventura Sports Group, City Finance Director Leslie Haase, and the City Attorney Peter Edwards were all called on to give insight into this lease.     Concerns included the Premier League which holds regular tournaments at Joe Becker.

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  • College Students In Pittsburg Come Together To Strengthen Their Faith

    Saturday, February 3 2018 8:51 PM EST2018-02-04 01:51:32 GMT

        The 2018 Kansas Catholic College Student Convention is taking place at the St. Pius X Catholic Student Center in Pittsburg.     The convention is designed to bring students of the catholic faith together in one place. More than 200 students from across Kansas join hands in spiritual unity. But for some, these college days can be trying on your beliefs.

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        The 2018 Kansas Catholic College Student Convention is taking place at the St. Pius X Catholic Student Center in Pittsburg.     The convention is designed to bring students of the catholic faith together in one place. More than 200 students from across Kansas join hands in spiritual unity. But for some, these college days can be trying on your beliefs.

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  • Missouri American Water Holds Public Meeting For Proposed Rate Increase

    Missouri American Water Holds Public Meeting For Proposed Rate Increase

    Thursday, February 1 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-02-02 03:18:27 GMT

         It's something we mentioned last night.      A rate increase has been proposed by Missouri American Water.      A public hearing detailing things was held this evening in Joplin. Ron West attended the public hearing to express his concerns.

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         It's something we mentioned last night.      A rate increase has been proposed by Missouri American Water.      A public hearing detailing things was held this evening in Joplin. Ron West attended the public hearing to express his concerns.

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  • 50 Years Later, Pittsburg Veteran Remembers the Outbreak of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 10:12 PM EST2018-02-01 03:12:07 GMT

         50 years ago the North Vietnamese Army broke the Tet Ceasefire and launched an aggressive strike against US and Allied installations across the country.      A Pittsburg native was an Air Force journalist when the Tet Offensive began. Retired Air Force Staff Sergeant Rick Fulton lays flowers at the Vietnam Memorial at Pittsburg State University.. Panel 40E, which bears the names of two men he served with during Vietnam...50 years ago....

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         50 years ago the North Vietnamese Army broke the Tet Ceasefire and launched an aggressive strike against US and Allied installations across the country.      A Pittsburg native was an Air Force journalist when the Tet Offensive began. Retired Air Force Staff Sergeant Rick Fulton lays flowers at the Vietnam Memorial at Pittsburg State University.. Panel 40E, which bears the names of two men he served with during Vietnam...50 years ago....

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  • Governor Eric Greitens Pays A Visit To Lozier In Joplin To Discuss Proposed Tax Cuts

    Governor Eric Greitens Pays A Visit To Lozier In Joplin To Discuss Proposed Tax Cuts

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 9:15 PM EST2018-01-31 02:15:58 GMT
         Tax relief for working families...the key element of a state tour by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.      One of his tour stops today was Joplin. The Governor came to the Lozier corporation to talk about his quote "bold" tax plan. Part of that plan, tax reductions for "working class citizens" upwards of 50%...and in some cases, a bit more. Greitens: "380,000 Missourians are going to see their tax bill cut to $0.00, it's real...More >>
         Tax relief for working families...the key element of a state tour by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.      One of his tour stops today was Joplin. The Governor came to the Lozier corporation to talk about his quote "bold" tax plan. Part of that plan, tax reductions for "working class citizens" upwards of 50%...and in some cases, a bit more. Greitens: "380,000 Missourians are going to see their tax bill cut to $0.00, it's real...More >>
  • Firefighters Face Challenges In North Joplin Fire

    Firefighters Face Challenges In North Joplin Fire

    Monday, January 29 2018 9:40 PM EST2018-01-30 02:40:51 GMT

        A fire destroys an older home in North Joplin.     The cause - was unattended cooking.     But, the fire spread quickly - and firefighters had to overcome a number of obstacles to put out the flames.

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        A fire destroys an older home in North Joplin.     The cause - was unattended cooking.     But, the fire spread quickly - and firefighters had to overcome a number of obstacles to put out the flames.

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  • Residents in Arma Petitioning KDOT for Changes Along Highway 69

    Residents in Arma Petitioning KDOT for Changes Along Highway 69

    Saturday, January 27 2018 9:15 PM EST2018-01-28 02:15:58 GMT

        Residents in Arma - are asking the state to help protect their citizens, by reducing the speed limit on highway 69. Sherry Adams prays every day she crosses this highway that she'll make it to the other side, because of the rushing traffic. Sherry Adams: "I have to cross it to get to Dollar General, and, they don't slow down, and it takes, sometimes it takes a long time for me to be able to get across the highway."

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        Residents in Arma - are asking the state to help protect their citizens, by reducing the speed limit on highway 69. Sherry Adams prays every day she crosses this highway that she'll make it to the other side, because of the rushing traffic. Sherry Adams: "I have to cross it to get to Dollar General, and, they don't slow down, and it takes, sometimes it takes a long time for me to be able to get across the highway."

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  • Governor Greitens Announces Endorsement Of 'Champ's Law', Joplin Police Hope It Passes

    Governor Greitens Announces Endorsement Of 'Champ's Law', Joplin Police Hope It Passes

    Thursday, January 25 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-01-26 02:24:54 GMT

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was in Kansas City yesterday.      During his stop, he was able to visit with a K9 officer named Champ...who was stabbed in the line of duty last month.      That near-tragedy sparked the creation of Champ's Law.      Something the governor endorses...as do many departments across the state...including Joplin.

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    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was in Kansas City yesterday.      During his stop, he was able to visit with a K9 officer named Champ...who was stabbed in the line of duty last month.      That near-tragedy sparked the creation of Champ's Law.      Something the governor endorses...as do many departments across the state...including Joplin.

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  • Joplin's 4th of July Celebration Returning 'Home'

    Joplin's 4th of July Celebration Returning 'Home'

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 9:30 PM EST2018-01-25 02:30:23 GMT

         The business of fireworks is what Missouri Southern is getting back into.      For the first time in nearly 20 years...Joplin's annual 4th of July celebration will return to Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Rain let loose this past 4th of July as vendors setup, and the pyrotechnicians prepped the big show...but little did we know, it could have been the *last* big show, at the Joplin Athletic Complex.

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         The business of fireworks is what Missouri Southern is getting back into.      For the first time in nearly 20 years...Joplin's annual 4th of July celebration will return to Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Rain let loose this past 4th of July as vendors setup, and the pyrotechnicians prepped the big show...but little did we know, it could have been the *last* big show, at the Joplin Athletic Complex.

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  • Area Churches Take Lessons From The Past, Prepare For The Future

    Area Churches Take Lessons From The Past, Prepare For The Future

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-01-24 02:59:35 GMT

    Church officials from across the four state region took part in a special security training session tonight in Carthage. On August 12th, 2007, Eiken Siamon entered the church where the Micronesian congregation met, and opened fire...killing Kernal Rehobson and two others. Jerid Davis said "That was the eye opener for us, when that happened in Neosho, that was really the thing, and at that point...

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    Church officials from across the four state region took part in a special security training session tonight in Carthage. On August 12th, 2007, Eiken Siamon entered the church where the Micronesian congregation met, and opened fire...killing Kernal Rehobson and two others. Jerid Davis said "That was the eye opener for us, when that happened in Neosho, that was really the thing, and at that point...

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  • Alarming Statistics for Child Sexual Abuse In Cherokee, Crawford Counties

    Alarming Statistics for Child Sexual Abuse In Cherokee, Crawford Counties

    Monday, January 22 2018 9:29 PM EST2018-01-23 02:29:02 GMT

         Disturbing statistics out of Southeast Kansas involving sexual child abuse.      And officials say the numbers have been consistent for several years. Sergeant Rebekah Lynch, Pittsburg Police Department: "In 2017 we had 58 reported cases of sexual assault, 38 out of those were juvenile victims."

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         Disturbing statistics out of Southeast Kansas involving sexual child abuse.      And officials say the numbers have been consistent for several years. Sergeant Rebekah Lynch, Pittsburg Police Department: "In 2017 we had 58 reported cases of sexual assault, 38 out of those were juvenile victims."

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  • Carthage Humane Society Looking Toward A Brighter Future

    Carthage Humane Society Looking Toward A Brighter Future

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:31 PM EST2018-01-21 01:31:28 GMT

        The Carthage Humane Society is still on the recovering side after months of turmoil and controversy surrounding the operation of the facility.     Officials say times are still tough but today marked a new chapter.

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        The Carthage Humane Society is still on the recovering side after months of turmoil and controversy surrounding the operation of the facility.     Officials say times are still tough but today marked a new chapter.

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  • Southwest Missouri Democrats Discuss Candidate Issues, Trouble in Jeff City

    Southwest Missouri Democrats Discuss Candidate Issues, Trouble in Jeff City

    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:42 PM EST2018-01-21 00:42:57 GMT

     Issues in Jeff City and upcoming elections  are hot topics for Southwest Missouri Democrats who met in Carthage today.    Representative Crystal Quade for the 132nd District, which includes Springfield, was guest speaker.     Quade said of the Greitens affair, it's too early to know if they'll be able to seek his impeachment.

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     Issues in Jeff City and upcoming elections  are hot topics for Southwest Missouri Democrats who met in Carthage today.    Representative Crystal Quade for the 132nd District, which includes Springfield, was guest speaker.     Quade said of the Greitens affair, it's too early to know if they'll be able to seek his impeachment.

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  • Vandals Strike The Newtonia Cemetery

    Vandals Strike The Newtonia Cemetery

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:28 PM EST2018-01-19 02:28:01 GMT

         Officials with the Old Newtonia Civil War Cemetery say vandals have struck the facility.
         Again.
    Don Jessen, Newtonia Battlefields Protection Association: "I have no idea why."
    Don Jessen is trying to figure out who would vandalize an historic cemetery and why, and, he's puzzled.

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         Officials with the Old Newtonia Civil War Cemetery say vandals have struck the facility.
         Again.
    Don Jessen, Newtonia Battlefields Protection Association: "I have no idea why."
    Don Jessen is trying to figure out who would vandalize an historic cemetery and why, and, he's puzzled.

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  • Discussion On Curbing Panhandlers Gets Curbed in Joplin

    Discussion On Curbing Panhandlers Gets Curbed in Joplin

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:19 PM EST2018-01-17 03:19:58 GMT

     The City of Joplin is looking to curb peddlers and solicitors at major intersections throughout the city.
         Something that was discussed during tonight's city council meeting.
         Just not for long.     
         The issue is pretty straight forward -- public safety.

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     The City of Joplin is looking to curb peddlers and solicitors at major intersections throughout the city.
         Something that was discussed during tonight's city council meeting.
         Just not for long.     
         The issue is pretty straight forward -- public safety.

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  • Carthage Art Classes

    Carthage Art Classes

    Saturday, January 13 2018 7:58 PM EST2018-01-14 00:58:25 GMT

        According to CampusExplorer.com, college art courses can range upwards of $42,000 a year, and private lessons, around $70 to $100 a piece.     But, at Cherry's Art Emporium On The Square in Carthage, you can get classes, and materials, once a month, for just $30.

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        According to CampusExplorer.com, college art courses can range upwards of $42,000 a year, and private lessons, around $70 to $100 a piece.     But, at Cherry's Art Emporium On The Square in Carthage, you can get classes, and materials, once a month, for just $30.

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  • Wash The Salt Off Your Car Before It Becomes A Hazard

    Wash The Salt Off Your Car Before It Becomes A Hazard

    Saturday, January 13 2018 7:54 PM EST2018-01-14 00:54:22 GMT

    Road crews will likely be putting down another round of salt on area roads in advance of our next potential storm system...      But that salt can be harmful, even dangerous, for your car.     That's why officials at In And Out Car Wash in Joplin say it's important to wash your car as soon as possible after it gets coated in salt.

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    Road crews will likely be putting down another round of salt on area roads in advance of our next potential storm system...      But that salt can be harmful, even dangerous, for your car.     That's why officials at In And Out Car Wash in Joplin say it's important to wash your car as soon as possible after it gets coated in salt.

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  • Accident In Cherokee County

    Accident In Cherokee County

    Thursday, January 11 2018 10:43 PM EST2018-01-12 03:43:23 GMT

        An accident in Cherokee County sends one man to the hospital.     The accident occurred just before 8:00 this evening on Southwest 90th just south of Hallowell.     According to Sheriff David Groves, the driver of this SUV lost control.     The SUV left the road and overturned -- ending up in a creek.     A passerby noticed the tail lights and called 911.

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        An accident in Cherokee County sends one man to the hospital.     The accident occurred just before 8:00 this evening on Southwest 90th just south of Hallowell.     According to Sheriff David Groves, the driver of this SUV lost control.     The SUV left the road and overturned -- ending up in a creek.     A passerby noticed the tail lights and called 911.

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  • Small Towns With Deep Roots - Humboldt, KS

    Small Towns With Deep Roots - Humboldt, KS

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:58 PM EST2018-01-12 00:58:45 GMT

    Earlier, we took you to Mulberry, Kansas, a small town that's lost most of it's history to time and neglect.     But, that's not always the case, as some communities fight to preserve that history. Joe Works: "They were in bad need of repair, several of them had been abandoned because of the leaking roofs." Joe Works has spent the last several years putting his own money into the restoration of a row of buildings on the Humboldt square. 

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    Earlier, we took you to Mulberry, Kansas, a small town that's lost most of it's history to time and neglect.     But, that's not always the case, as some communities fight to preserve that history. Joe Works: "They were in bad need of repair, several of them had been abandoned because of the leaking roofs." Joe Works has spent the last several years putting his own money into the restoration of a row of buildings on the Humboldt square. 

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  • Small Towns With Deep Roots - Mulberry, KS

    Small Towns With Deep Roots - Mulberry, KS

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:58 PM EST2018-01-12 00:58:09 GMT

        We often see the historic renovations and progress in communities like Pittsburg and Joplin, but, what about those without major support from outside groups?.     How do they preserve their past?. Mulberry native Kathleen Henegar: "It was 1887, 86 or 87, when the town, a man by the name of Taylor, started a store and got a post office started, and it was called Mulberry Grove, Kansas." That's how it all started here in what's now known as 'M...

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        We often see the historic renovations and progress in communities like Pittsburg and Joplin, but, what about those without major support from outside groups?.     How do they preserve their past?. Mulberry native Kathleen Henegar: "It was 1887, 86 or 87, when the town, a man by the name of Taylor, started a store and got a post office started, and it was called Mulberry Grove, Kansas." That's how it all started here in what's now known as 'M...

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  • KDOT Making Preparations For Winter Weather

    KDOT Making Preparations For Winter Weather

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:31 PM EST2018-01-12 00:31:37 GMT

    In Kansas, KDOT has actually sent their day crews home with an expectation of them returning  this evening around 8:00.     Officials tell us they're monitoring the weather conditions closely and have trucks and salt ready to go as soon as they're needed.

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    In Kansas, KDOT has actually sent their day crews home with an expectation of them returning  this evening around 8:00.     Officials tell us they're monitoring the weather conditions closely and have trucks and salt ready to go as soon as they're needed.

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  • Joplin & Carthage Humane Societies Concerned About Commission Comments

    Joplin & Carthage Humane Societies Concerned About Commission Comments

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 9:40 PM EST2018-01-10 02:40:11 GMT
         Jasper County Commissioners have decided to *not* give tax payer funding to the Carthage Humane Society.      At least not for now. The reason the commission did not fund the Carthage Humane Society is pretty cut and dry. John Bartosh, Jasper County Presiding Commissioner: "This humane society out here has had issues for a long long time, they had the attorney general down here at one time, so, we decided to quit funding it until things got stra...More >>
         Jasper County Commissioners have decided to *not* give tax payer funding to the Carthage Humane Society.      At least not for now. The reason the commission did not fund the Carthage Humane Society is pretty cut and dry. John Bartosh, Jasper County Presiding Commissioner: "This humane society out here has had issues for a long long time, they had the attorney general down here at one time, so, we decided to quit funding it until things got stra...More >>
  • Big Plans This Summer For Webb City's King Jack Park

    Big Plans This Summer For Webb City's King Jack Park

    Monday, January 8 2018 10:24 PM EST2018-01-09 03:24:12 GMT

        It's been years in the making, but now, Webb City says King Jack Park is ready for new adventures this summer.     The city is wrapping up a number of improvement projects to draw more people to the park. King Jack Park - it's the unofficial "heart" of Webb City.

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        It's been years in the making, but now, Webb City says King Jack Park is ready for new adventures this summer.     The city is wrapping up a number of improvement projects to draw more people to the park. King Jack Park - it's the unofficial "heart" of Webb City.

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  • Joplin Elks Holds Benefit Breakfast For Local Cycling Group

    Joplin Elks Holds Benefit Breakfast For Local Cycling Group

    Saturday, January 6 2018 6:22 PM EST2018-01-06 23:22:08 GMT

        The Joplin Elks Lodge held a benefit breakfast this morning for a local bicycle group...but, it's not an ordinary group of cyclists.     Funds were raised for JOMO Adventures.     A group of cyclists who ride to raise money for charitable causes.     More than 100 people came out for breakfast...raising more than $1,000 dollars.

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        The Joplin Elks Lodge held a benefit breakfast this morning for a local bicycle group...but, it's not an ordinary group of cyclists.     Funds were raised for JOMO Adventures.     A group of cyclists who ride to raise money for charitable causes.     More than 100 people came out for breakfast...raising more than $1,000 dollars.

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  • Joplin Police Department Sees Increase In Officers Leaving For 2017

    Joplin Police Department Sees Increase In Officers Leaving For 2017

    Thursday, January 4 2018 9:42 PM EST2018-01-05 02:42:19 GMT

         As for the Joplin Police Department service calls decreased from 2016 to 2017 by nearly 5,000.      Captain Trevor Duncan says that's still pretty high for a city the size of Joplin.      And also told us that the department is overworked.      That's shown by an increase in resignations.

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         As for the Joplin Police Department service calls decreased from 2016 to 2017 by nearly 5,000.      Captain Trevor Duncan says that's still pretty high for a city the size of Joplin.      And also told us that the department is overworked.      That's shown by an increase in resignations.

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  • Man Dies From Injuries in Officer Involved Shooting

    Man Dies From Injuries in Officer Involved Shooting

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 12:56 PM EST2018-01-03 17:56:13 GMT

        A man is hospitalized after an officer involved shooting near Landreth Park in Joplin.     It happened just after 3:00 this afternoon.  Jasper County sheriff's deputies were out to serve civil process paperwork to a resident in the 900 block of Landreth Avenue in North Joplin.

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        A man is hospitalized after an officer involved shooting near Landreth Park in Joplin.     It happened just after 3:00 this afternoon.  Jasper County sheriff's deputies were out to serve civil process paperwork to a resident in the 900 block of Landreth Avenue in North Joplin.

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  • Drinking This New Year? Don't Drive - Take Advantage of Special Programs Instead

    Drinking This New Year? Don't Drive - Take Advantage of Special Programs Instead

    Saturday, December 30 2017 9:39 PM EST2017-12-31 02:39:04 GMT

        New Year's Eve is around the corner, and with it falling on a weekend, many, are celebrating tonight as well.     Whether you're celebrating out and about or at home, law enforcement wants you to be safe and responsible, and there are ways to get a safe ride home at no cost.

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        New Year's Eve is around the corner, and with it falling on a weekend, many, are celebrating tonight as well.     Whether you're celebrating out and about or at home, law enforcement wants you to be safe and responsible, and there are ways to get a safe ride home at no cost.

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  • Officials Worry About Homeless As Dangerously Cold Temperatures Arrive

    Officials Worry About Homeless As Dangerously Cold Temperatures Arrive

    Friday, December 29 2017 6:18 PM EST2017-12-29 23:18:56 GMT

         With *beyond* bitter cold temperatures on the way, conditions outside could quickly turn deadly.. Especially for those without a home. When you have no place to call your own...places like these become all too familiar surroundings, but there's no heat here...no food...no good place to sleep. That's where places like Souls Harbor come in.

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         With *beyond* bitter cold temperatures on the way, conditions outside could quickly turn deadly.. Especially for those without a home. When you have no place to call your own...places like these become all too familiar surroundings, but there's no heat here...no food...no good place to sleep. That's where places like Souls Harbor come in.

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  • Lamar House Fire Sparks Concerns Over Space Heater Safety, Uses

    Lamar House Fire Sparks Concerns Over Space Heater Safety, Uses

    Thursday, December 28 2017 10:16 PM EST2017-12-29 03:16:25 GMT

         A space heater is to blame for a fire in Lamar that destroyed a home.      And it's *how* that space heater was used that has fire officials concerned. Becci Jones with Jones Plumbing and HVAC says "First of all I would recommend that if you do have frozen pipes, that you call a professional, a professional is going to know what to do when they get there."

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         A space heater is to blame for a fire in Lamar that destroyed a home.      And it's *how* that space heater was used that has fire officials concerned. Becci Jones with Jones Plumbing and HVAC says "First of all I would recommend that if you do have frozen pipes, that you call a professional, a professional is going to know what to do when they get there."

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  • Jayda Kyle Press Conference

    Jayda Kyle Press Conference

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 6:45 PM EST2017-12-26 23:45:18 GMT
    The Jasper County Sheriff's Department holds a press conference concerning the Jayda Kyle investigation.             Today's news conference was met with a lot of anticipation on the hopes of new information being released, unfortunately, Sheriff Randee Kaiser told us, there is no new information, but officials say this conference served a different purpose.             During the announcement, Sheriff Kaiser rehashed many of...More >>
    The Jasper County Sheriff's Department holds a press conference concerning the Jayda Kyle investigation.             Today's news conference was met with a lot of anticipation on the hopes of new information being released, unfortunately, Sheriff Randee Kaiser told us, there is no new information, but officials say this conference served a different purpose.             During the announcement, Sheriff Kaiser rehashed many of...More >>
  • Pittsburg House Fire

    Pittsburg House Fire

    Sunday, December 24 2017 11:47 PM EST2017-12-25 04:47:01 GMT
        Firefighters battle a blaze at a home on the west side of Pittsburg...     The fire broke out around 8:00 this evening at this home at 919 South Olive Street.     Authorities tell us the family was able to get out and there were no serious injuries from the fire.     The inferno caused part of the roof to cave-in.     No word on the cause of the fire at this time.More >>
        Firefighters battle a blaze at a home on the west side of Pittsburg...     The fire broke out around 8:00 this evening at this home at 919 South Olive Street.     Authorities tell us the family was able to get out and there were no serious injuries from the fire.     The inferno caused part of the roof to cave-in.     No word on the cause of the fire at this time.More >>
  • CDC Releases Alarming Statistics For Opioid Related Deaths

    CDC Releases Alarming Statistics For Opioid Related Deaths

    Saturday, December 23 2017 6:55 PM EST2017-12-23 23:55:46 GMT
        Grim new statistics from the Center for Disease Control as the life expectancy for Americans drops a second year in a row...     The biggest reason behind the drop?     Opioids.     It's an epidemic the nation continues to battle, including, right here at home. Those numbers from the CDC -- may not seem like a significant drop -- the American life expectancy went from 78.7 to 78.6 years. But the cause for the drop is sign...More >>
        Grim new statistics from the Center for Disease Control as the life expectancy for Americans drops a second year in a row...     The biggest reason behind the drop?     Opioids.     It's an epidemic the nation continues to battle, including, right here at home. Those numbers from the CDC -- may not seem like a significant drop -- the American life expectancy went from 78.7 to 78.6 years. But the cause for the drop is sign...More >>
  • Joplin Police Emergency Road Conditions Early Today, Cleared Tonight

    Joplin Police Emergency Road Conditions Early Today, Cleared Tonight

    Saturday, December 23 2017 6:48 PM EST2017-12-23 23:48:34 GMT
        Over in Joplin, the police department initiated their Emergency Road Conditions earlier this morning in response to the slippery roadways.     Those conditions have since been lifted as many of the roads are safe and clear tonight.     However, at the peak of traffic, JPD found their resources to be overwhelmed from around 8 crashes on I-44 just this morning.     JPD is reminding everyone to play it safe on loca...More >>
        Over in Joplin, the police department initiated their Emergency Road Conditions earlier this morning in response to the slippery roadways.     Those conditions have since been lifted as many of the roads are safe and clear tonight.     However, at the peak of traffic, JPD found their resources to be overwhelmed from around 8 crashes on I-44 just this morning.     JPD is reminding everyone to play it safe on loca...More >>
  • Newton County Christmas For Kids Warehouse Robbed

    Newton County Christmas For Kids Warehouse Robbed

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 11:15 PM EST2017-12-20 04:15:55 GMT
        The Newton County, Missouri Christmas for Kids program suffers a setback after someone broke into their warehouse and stole toys intended for kids in need.     These shelves at the facility in Neosho had been full of toys -- after officials with the program went shopping last night.     The group collects toys and does some fund raising      But when they returned this evening -- they discovered about $300 worth of t...More >>
        The Newton County, Missouri Christmas for Kids program suffers a setback after someone broke into their warehouse and stole toys intended for kids in need.     These shelves at the facility in Neosho had been full of toys -- after officials with the program went shopping last night.     The group collects toys and does some fund raising      But when they returned this evening -- they discovered about $300 worth of t...More >>
  • Shots Fired In Rural Jasper County - One Person Injured - Investigation Continues

    Shots Fired In Rural Jasper County - One Person Injured - Investigation Continues

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 11:12 PM EST2017-12-20 04:12:29 GMT
         A Jasper County resident was taken to the hospital today following a shooting southwest of Carl Junction. Jasper County deputies were called to this home on Floral Lane to a report of shots fired. Sgt. John Karraker: "Located an individual that had been wounded, he's being treated for non-life threatening injuries at this time, currently we're conducting an investigation into the rest of it." At this time, authorities aren't releasing many details into ex...More >>
         A Jasper County resident was taken to the hospital today following a shooting southwest of Carl Junction. Jasper County deputies were called to this home on Floral Lane to a report of shots fired. Sgt. John Karraker: "Located an individual that had been wounded, he's being treated for non-life threatening injuries at this time, currently we're conducting an investigation into the rest of it." At this time, authorities aren't releasing many details into ex...More >>
  • Wildcat Glades Council Update

    Wildcat Glades Council Update

    Monday, December 18 2017 10:21 PM EST2017-12-19 03:21:53 GMT
        In addition to the project discussion, a presentation was given by Aaron Jeffries -- the Deputy Director of the Missouri Department of Conservation.      Jeffries discussed with the council what it would take to to help make Wildcat Glades succeed under new management.      Jeffries says he wants the city, and other groups, to remain engaged in the transition process. Aaron Jeffries, Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Co...More >>
        In addition to the project discussion, a presentation was given by Aaron Jeffries -- the Deputy Director of the Missouri Department of Conservation.      Jeffries discussed with the council what it would take to to help make Wildcat Glades succeed under new management.      Jeffries says he wants the city, and other groups, to remain engaged in the transition process. Aaron Jeffries, Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Co...More >>
  • Joplin Moving Forward With $400k In Improvement Projects

    Joplin Moving Forward With $400k In Improvement Projects

    Monday, December 18 2017 10:16 PM EST2017-12-19 03:16:18 GMT

    The City of Joplin moving forward with two projects totaling more than $450,000.   First up -- the beginnings of a project estimated at $240,000...to rehab this facility, the Tin Cup Lift Station.

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    The City of Joplin moving forward with two projects totaling more than $450,000.   First up -- the beginnings of a project estimated at $240,000...to rehab this facility, the Tin Cup Lift Station.

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  • No Distance Can Keep These Two Veterans From Honoring Their Fallen Comrade

    No Distance Can Keep These Two Veterans From Honoring Their Fallen Comrade

    Monday, December 18 2017 10:56 AM EST2017-12-18 15:56:08 GMT

        The nation comes together for the national "Wreaths Across America"  day.     It's a day set aside each December, to allow the country to lay wreaths at more than 1,000 locations nationwide honoring veterans and fallen soldiers.     One of the locations participating, Fort Scott, Kansas.

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        The nation comes together for the national "Wreaths Across America"  day.     It's a day set aside each December, to allow the country to lay wreaths at more than 1,000 locations nationwide honoring veterans and fallen soldiers.     One of the locations participating, Fort Scott, Kansas.

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  • It's Christmas In Crawford County For 700 Families

    It's Christmas In Crawford County For 700 Families

    Thursday, December 14 2017 8:14 PM EST2017-12-15 01:14:31 GMT

         Through the efforts of Wesley House in Pittsburg...the Pittsburg Salvation Army...and our ToyBox Campaign...700 families are receiving a Christmas they never thought they could. Volunteers un box the goods... And prep their teams for the mass of people coming in for an early Christmas.

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         Through the efforts of Wesley House in Pittsburg...the Pittsburg Salvation Army...and our ToyBox Campaign...700 families are receiving a Christmas they never thought they could. Volunteers un box the goods... And prep their teams for the mass of people coming in for an early Christmas.

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  • Joplin Police Department Needs Your Help In Online Campaign

    Joplin Police Department Needs Your Help In Online Campaign

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:04 PM EST2017-12-14 03:04:39 GMT

         The Joplin Police Department needs your help with its K9 program.      And all you have to do is mention the department on Facebook.      There's actually more. Officer Adam Brannin says "Working a dog, in my opinion, is the best job in the police department."

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         The Joplin Police Department needs your help with its K9 program.      And all you have to do is mention the department on Facebook.      There's actually more. Officer Adam Brannin says "Working a dog, in my opinion, is the best job in the police department."

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  • Bid Process Delayed For Pittsburg Community Middle School

    Bid Process Delayed For Pittsburg Community Middle School

    Monday, December 11 2017 9:32 PM EST2017-12-12 02:32:14 GMT

         Pittsburg School Board members met tonight to discuss bond projects.      One of them the one for the middle school.      The plan had been to be into the bid-accepting phase of things by now.   But that isn't the case, just yet.

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         Pittsburg School Board members met tonight to discuss bond projects.      One of them the one for the middle school.      The plan had been to be into the bid-accepting phase of things by now.   But that isn't the case, just yet.

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  • New Information Released In Pitt State Employee Arrest

    New Information Released In Pitt State Employee Arrest

    Sunday, December 10 2017 9:53 AM EST2017-12-10 14:53:27 GMT

        New details emerge in the investigation of two Pittsburg State University employees, who allegedly "illegally recorded" somebody undressing. Students at Pittsburg State University surprised... "It shocked me, that these two professors did this...it's horrible what they did." And confused about what they heard about two of their professors. "Yea, I'm very very shocked that something like this happened, I mean, this is such a great university to co...

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        New details emerge in the investigation of two Pittsburg State University employees, who allegedly "illegally recorded" somebody undressing. Students at Pittsburg State University surprised... "It shocked me, that these two professors did this...it's horrible what they did." And confused about what they heard about two of their professors. "Yea, I'm very very shocked that something like this happened, I mean, this is such a great university to co...

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  • The Future Is Looking Brighter For Joplin's Memorial Hall

    The Future Is Looking Brighter For Joplin's Memorial Hall

    Thursday, December 7 2017 10:26 PM EST2017-12-08 03:26:50 GMT

         The future is beginning to look a little brighter for Joplin's Memorial Hall.      The next steps are being taken to get it listed as a local historical landmark.      That's a win for the group, Connect2Culture.

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         The future is beginning to look a little brighter for Joplin's Memorial Hall.      The next steps are being taken to get it listed as a local historical landmark.      That's a win for the group, Connect2Culture.

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  • Child Abuse Leads to Death

    Child Abuse Leads to Death

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 10:47 PM EST2017-12-07 03:47:15 GMT

    A Carl Junction man faces a charge of Child Abuse Resulting in Death.  According to Carl Junction Police Chief Delmar Hasse, on November 28th authorities responded to a call at 405 Meadow Lake Drive about 3-year-old Jayda Kyle not conscious or breathing.  The girl was taken to Mercy Hospital in Joplin and then life-flighted to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Jayda Kyle died three days later.  Autopsy results ruled that her death was caused...

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    A Carl Junction man faces a charge of Child Abuse Resulting in Death.  According to Carl Junction Police Chief Delmar Hasse, on November 28th authorities responded to a call at 405 Meadow Lake Drive about 3-year-old Jayda Kyle not conscious or breathing.  The girl was taken to Mercy Hospital in Joplin and then life-flighted to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Jayda Kyle died three days later.  Autopsy results ruled that her death was caused...

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  • New Signs On Main Street Raising Concerns, Confusion

    New Signs On Main Street Raising Concerns, Confusion

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 9:13 PM EST2017-12-06 02:13:51 GMT

      If you were lined up on Main Street tonight...you may have noticed the improvements to one of Joplin's main arteries.      A lot of projects are nearing completion...which includes new signs and street markings.      But one of those signs has raised some concerns with area residents.

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      If you were lined up on Main Street tonight...you may have noticed the improvements to one of Joplin's main arteries.      A lot of projects are nearing completion...which includes new signs and street markings.      But one of those signs has raised some concerns with area residents.

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  • Former Joplin Public Library Building Is Now In The Hands of Missouri Southern

    Former Joplin Public Library Building Is Now In The Hands of Missouri Southern

    Monday, December 4 2017 10:20 PM EST2017-12-05 03:20:19 GMT

         The Missouri Southern Foundation now owns the old Joplin Public Library.      The donation agreement was finalized tonight by city council members. The agreement -- was met with just a pinch of resistance, from councilman Phil Stinnett, who said, although he has high hopes for the project, ethically, he couldn't vote yes, because he couldn't justify giving away a city asset.

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         The Missouri Southern Foundation now owns the old Joplin Public Library.      The donation agreement was finalized tonight by city council members. The agreement -- was met with just a pinch of resistance, from councilman Phil Stinnett, who said, although he has high hopes for the project, ethically, he couldn't vote yes, because he couldn't justify giving away a city asset.

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  • Picher Streets Filled With Life Once More For The Holidays

    Picher Streets Filled With Life Once More For The Holidays

    Sunday, December 3 2017 8:54 PM EST2017-12-04 01:54:15 GMT
        The City of Picher, Oklahoma may be no more, but today, you wouldn't have known it - as crowds lined Connell Avenue for the annual Picher-Cardin Christmas parade. The Picher Christmas parade has a simple message... Group 1: "Welcome home!" Group 2: "Welcome home!" Group 3: "Welcome home! Because this is the only time former citizens can return home, and have it feel like home. Anna Woods, 1942 Picher resident: "It's wonderful, these peo...More >>
        The City of Picher, Oklahoma may be no more, but today, you wouldn't have known it - as crowds lined Connell Avenue for the annual Picher-Cardin Christmas parade. The Picher Christmas parade has a simple message... Group 1: "Welcome home!" Group 2: "Welcome home!" Group 3: "Welcome home! Because this is the only time former citizens can return home, and have it feel like home. Anna Woods, 1942 Picher resident: "It's wonderful, these peo...More >>
  • Sidewalk Construction Brings Safety Concerns

    Sidewalk Construction Brings Safety Concerns

    Friday, December 1 2017 9:29 PM EST2017-12-02 02:29:19 GMT

         Sidewalk projects continue throughout parts of Joplin.    And while the finished product should be plush...it's what taking place in the interim that has some concerned. Jones: " I'm just concerned for safety.  It ain't for me it's for everybody." Jim Jones is a Carl Junction resident, but, he has grand kids here in Joplin, and with all the construction going on in town, he's become concerned about the sidewalks.

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         Sidewalk projects continue throughout parts of Joplin.    And while the finished product should be plush...it's what taking place in the interim that has some concerned. Jones: " I'm just concerned for safety.  It ain't for me it's for everybody." Jim Jones is a Carl Junction resident, but, he has grand kids here in Joplin, and with all the construction going on in town, he's become concerned about the sidewalks.

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  • Carthage Fire Station #2: Coming Soon

    Carthage Fire Station #2: Coming Soon

    Thursday, November 30 2017 9:20 PM EST2017-12-01 02:20:23 GMT

         Residents on the south side of Carthage will soon see improved fire response times thanks to a new fire station that's in the works.      And there's something special about it.

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         Residents on the south side of Carthage will soon see improved fire response times thanks to a new fire station that's in the works.      And there's something special about it.

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  • Police Investigating Dog That Was Poisoned In Webb City

    Police Investigating Dog That Was Poisoned In Webb City

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 9:29 PM EST2017-11-30 02:29:20 GMT

         A dog is in grave condition tonight at the Joplin Humane Society after allegedly being poisoned sometime last night in Webb City.      Police are investigating.

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         A dog is in grave condition tonight at the Joplin Humane Society after allegedly being poisoned sometime last night in Webb City.      Police are investigating.

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  • The Future of Wildcat Glades Is A Little More In Focus After Public Meeting

    The Future of Wildcat Glades Is A Little More In Focus After Public Meeting

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-11-29 04:09:21 GMT

         What lies ahead for Wildcat Glades in Joplin?      It was announced earlier this month that the Audubon Society was ending its partnership with the popular 10-year old nature facility.      Tonight a community forum was held to talk about the future.

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         What lies ahead for Wildcat Glades in Joplin?      It was announced earlier this month that the Audubon Society was ending its partnership with the popular 10-year old nature facility.      Tonight a community forum was held to talk about the future.

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  • Small Business Saturday Brings Benefits Locally

    Small Business Saturday Brings Benefits Locally

    Saturday, November 25 2017 10:13 PM EST2017-11-26 03:13:39 GMT

        Small Business Saturday is coming to a close across the region, but the benefit it can bring locally, never closes. For Debbie Mayberry Webb and her family, Small Business Saturday has become an important part of their shopping ritual.

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        Small Business Saturday is coming to a close across the region, but the benefit it can bring locally, never closes. For Debbie Mayberry Webb and her family, Small Business Saturday has become an important part of their shopping ritual.

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  • Pre-Black Friday Sales Kick Off, Store Associates Put To Hard Work

    Pre-Black Friday Sales Kick Off, Store Associates Put To Hard Work

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:41 AM EST2017-11-24 15:41:46 GMT

        According to the National Retail Federation -- 154-million people participated in Black Friday shopping last year.     And the lines were back this evening.     Kohl's was one of the many stores nationwide with a special opening time for Pre-Black Friday sales, opening at 5 this evening.     The lines were already forming around 4:15 this afternoon.     Store officials say they had about 800 in line last ye...

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        According to the National Retail Federation -- 154-million people participated in Black Friday shopping last year.     And the lines were back this evening.     Kohl's was one of the many stores nationwide with a special opening time for Pre-Black Friday sales, opening at 5 this evening.     The lines were already forming around 4:15 this afternoon.     Store officials say they had about 800 in line last ye...

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  • Emergency Workers Keeping You Safe This Black Friday, But How Can You Keep Them Safe?

    Emergency Workers Keeping You Safe This Black Friday, But How Can You Keep Them Safe?

    Thursday, November 23 2017 3:48 PM EST2017-11-23 20:48:59 GMT

      Police in Joplin will *also* have a stronger presence over the next chunk of days.      Particularly tomorrow night and into Black Friday when the roads will be consumed with shoppers.

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      Police in Joplin will *also* have a stronger presence over the next chunk of days.      Particularly tomorrow night and into Black Friday when the roads will be consumed with shoppers.

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  • Not Everyone Optimistic About Missouri Minimum Wage Increase

    Not Everyone Optimistic About Missouri Minimum Wage Increase

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 9:48 PM EST2017-11-22 02:48:23 GMT

         If you live in Missouri...you may start to take home a little more green next year.      The minimum wage is set to go up 15 cents on January 1st.      But there are some who are skeptical about the benefits of the increase. Right now, the minimum wage in Missouri is $7.70 an hour, but is that amount enough?

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         If you live in Missouri...you may start to take home a little more green next year.      The minimum wage is set to go up 15 cents on January 1st.      But there are some who are skeptical about the benefits of the increase. Right now, the minimum wage in Missouri is $7.70 an hour, but is that amount enough?

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  • Online Study Says Online Dating In Missouri Is Dangerous

    Online Study Says Online Dating In Missouri Is Dangerous

    Monday, November 20 2017 10:22 PM EST2017-11-21 03:22:55 GMT

         If you live in the State of Missouri and use an online dating site...congratulations on your middle name being "danger".      According to recent study...the Show-me State is the most dangerous state in America for online dating.

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         If you live in the State of Missouri and use an online dating site...congratulations on your middle name being "danger".      According to recent study...the Show-me State is the most dangerous state in America for online dating.

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  • Senator Claire McCaskill Holds a Town Hall Meeting in Webb City

    Senator Claire McCaskill Holds a Town Hall Meeting in Webb City

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:53 PM EST2017-11-18 20:53:15 GMT

    From national debt to energy cost...A US Senator talks politics in Webb City.     The Southwest Center in Webb City played host to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill for a town hall meeting.     A number of topics were discussed -- and attendees were able to write down questions that Senator McCaskill would answer.     One of the more heated topics became renewable energy and its associated costs.

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    From national debt to energy cost...A US Senator talks politics in Webb City.     The Southwest Center in Webb City played host to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill for a town hall meeting.     A number of topics were discussed -- and attendees were able to write down questions that Senator McCaskill would answer.     One of the more heated topics became renewable energy and its associated costs.

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  • Turkey's Head Out The Door At A Local Church

    Turkey's Head Out The Door At A Local Church

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:46 PM EST2017-11-18 20:46:24 GMT

    In Webb City this morning more than 100 people took home a turkey after sharing in a prayer service...the Webb City Church of the Nazarene is making a  tradition of the event to help feed families with food and with spirit.

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    In Webb City this morning more than 100 people took home a turkey after sharing in a prayer service...the Webb City Church of the Nazarene is making a  tradition of the event to help feed families with food and with spirit.

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  • Another Bike And Pedestrian Meeting To Unify Trails In The Region

    Another Bike And Pedestrian Meeting To Unify Trails In The Region

    Thursday, November 16 2017 9:58 PM EST2017-11-17 02:58:31 GMT

         Discussions continued this evening on the future of the bicycle paths and pedestrian trails planned for the Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction areas.

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         Discussions continued this evening on the future of the bicycle paths and pedestrian trails planned for the Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction areas.

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  • Lawsuit Filed Against The City of Diamond, A Former Police Officer, and the Chief of Police

    Lawsuit Filed Against The City of Diamond, A Former Police Officer, and the Chief of Police

    Thursday, November 16 2017 1:52 PM EST2017-11-16 18:52:31 GMT

         The City of Diamond, Missouri, its Chief of Police, and a former police officer are all subjects of a lawsuit that's been filed by a Newton County man.      The suit was filed yesterday, but it stems from a traffic stop that actually happened 5 years ago. 

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         The City of Diamond, Missouri, its Chief of Police, and a former police officer are all subjects of a lawsuit that's been filed by a Newton County man.      The suit was filed yesterday, but it stems from a traffic stop that actually happened 5 years ago. 

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  • Joplin Redevelopment Corporation Hears Proposal For New Housing Complex

    Joplin Redevelopment Corporation Hears Proposal For New Housing Complex

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 8:42 PM EST2017-11-15 01:42:12 GMT

         The Joplin Redevelopment Committee met tonight to hear about a proposed housing complex on the city's west side.      A project that has something different to offer than most. A few years ago - this vacant lot here was expected to be home of a new senior citizen housing complex. But then...Wallace Bajalli fell apart and so did the proposal.  Now, the Economic Security Corporation is trying to bring it back.

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         The Joplin Redevelopment Committee met tonight to hear about a proposed housing complex on the city's west side.      A project that has something different to offer than most. A few years ago - this vacant lot here was expected to be home of a new senior citizen housing complex. But then...Wallace Bajalli fell apart and so did the proposal.  Now, the Economic Security Corporation is trying to bring it back.

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  • City Green Lights Turning A 'Drive Way' Into East 15th Street

    City Green Lights Turning A 'Drive Way' Into East 15th Street

    Monday, November 13 2017 10:32 PM EST2017-11-14 03:32:12 GMT

         A new road project has been green lighted by Joplin City Council.      It involves a road that never was...but is..and will now be real. 1993...Walmart, moved back -- and left this.     A sprawling parking lot, with a 'path' to the new store.     After Eastgate closed, the blacktop became a 'free for all' for drivers.

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         A new road project has been green lighted by Joplin City Council.      It involves a road that never was...but is..and will now be real. 1993...Walmart, moved back -- and left this.     A sprawling parking lot, with a 'path' to the new store.     After Eastgate closed, the blacktop became a 'free for all' for drivers.

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  • Compass Quest Launches New Program For Veterans on Veterans Day

    Compass Quest Launches New Program For Veterans on Veterans Day

    Saturday, November 11 2017 8:57 PM EST2017-11-12 01:57:24 GMT

        Compass Quest Veteran Services kicked off a new program to help place service dogs with specially selected veterans today.     But one of them, has already been serving a local veteran, in more ways than one. Army Veteran Wendie Colvin: "It's an incredible feeling, I can tell you that...he's rescued me from the darkest...darkest moments."

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        Compass Quest Veteran Services kicked off a new program to help place service dogs with specially selected veterans today.     But one of them, has already been serving a local veteran, in more ways than one. Army Veteran Wendie Colvin: "It's an incredible feeling, I can tell you that...he's rescued me from the darkest...darkest moments."

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  • Anthem of Missouri Making Changes To ER Visit Coverage

    Anthem of Missouri Making Changes To ER Visit Coverage

    Thursday, November 9 2017 9:47 PM EST2017-11-10 02:47:02 GMT

         A major insurance provider is making some changes that will affect a good number of four state residents.      Changes that surround ER visits. You have health insurance, then, you get a letter that sounds a little like this... Kjersti McDonald, Anthem Missouri member: "We're changing our policy on emergency room visits, so if it's not an emergency, don't go to the emergency room, and that was pretty much the only parameter I was given."

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         A major insurance provider is making some changes that will affect a good number of four state residents.      Changes that surround ER visits. You have health insurance, then, you get a letter that sounds a little like this... Kjersti McDonald, Anthem Missouri member: "We're changing our policy on emergency room visits, so if it's not an emergency, don't go to the emergency room, and that was pretty much the only parameter I was given."

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  • One Week Into Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act

    One Week Into Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 9:10 PM EST2017-11-09 02:10:53 GMT

         We're a week into the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act.      And there are some changes that are causing some confusion for those looking to sign up. When open enrollment began, officials say they were concerned that people may not know that it was even happening, but that hasn't been the case locally.

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         We're a week into the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act.      And there are some changes that are causing some confusion for those looking to sign up. When open enrollment began, officials say they were concerned that people may not know that it was even happening, but that hasn't been the case locally.

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  • Main Street Work Wrapping Up - Businesses Have Hurt - More Work...Coming Up

    Main Street Work Wrapping Up - Businesses Have Hurt - More Work...Coming Up

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 9:47 PM EST2017-11-08 02:47:26 GMT

         Main Street in Joplin.      It's been in pieces for the better part of a year.      And now, those pieces are being put back together.      Cue a sigh of relief for affected business owners.      Cue, also...more work in other parts of town. A lot of construction.

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         Main Street in Joplin.      It's been in pieces for the better part of a year.      And now, those pieces are being put back together.      Cue a sigh of relief for affected business owners.      Cue, also...more work in other parts of town. A lot of construction.

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  • Ajinomoto Windsor Foods Seeks Additional Bond Money From The City Of Joplin

    Ajinomoto Windsor Foods Seeks Additional Bond Money From The City Of Joplin

    Monday, November 6 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-11-07 02:57:37 GMT

    The City of Joplin approves a request to file for additional bonds from a food manufacturing plant currently under construction.     Ajinomoto Windsor Foods received $44 million dollars in bonds from the city last year to begin construction, but they say there's been some changes, and now need an additional $10 million dollars.     But city officials say these bonds, aren't like traditional bonds.

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    The City of Joplin approves a request to file for additional bonds from a food manufacturing plant currently under construction.     Ajinomoto Windsor Foods received $44 million dollars in bonds from the city last year to begin construction, but they say there's been some changes, and now need an additional $10 million dollars.     But city officials say these bonds, aren't like traditional bonds.

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  • Landlord Convicted of Murdering Tenant Receives Life in Prison

    Landlord Convicted of Murdering Tenant Receives Life in Prison

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

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

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

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  • A Shooter Storms McPherson Hall at Pitt State As Part Of A Special Training Exercise

    A Shooter Storms McPherson Hall at Pitt State As Part Of A Special Training Exercise

    Saturday, November 4 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-11-04 23:02:42 GMT
        Students at Pittsburg State joined emergency and health professionals from Crawford County to test their skills in an Active Shooter Drill at the university.     The drill provides all sides the opportunity to assess their emergency responses in the event of a mass shooting.     Although the drill was simulated, significant effort was taken to ensure it was as real as it could get, with that said, some of the scenes in this story c...More >>
        Students at Pittsburg State joined emergency and health professionals from Crawford County to test their skills in an Active Shooter Drill at the university.     The drill provides all sides the opportunity to assess their emergency responses in the event of a mass shooting.     Although the drill was simulated, significant effort was taken to ensure it was as real as it could get, with that said, some of the scenes in this story c...More >>
  • Missing Boy Found Safe After Extensive Search In Delaware County

    Missing Boy Found Safe After Extensive Search In Delaware County

    Thursday, November 2 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-11-02 23:30:48 GMT

         For 16 hours authorities in Delaware County searched countless acres of lake property in and around Monkey Island for 9 year old Sammy Mitchell.

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         For 16 hours authorities in Delaware County searched countless acres of lake property in and around Monkey Island for 9 year old Sammy Mitchell.

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  • JPD Releases Sex Offender Compliance Stats for Halloween

    JPD Releases Sex Offender Compliance Stats for Halloween

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-11-02 01:10:11 GMT
         Halloween has come and gone.      And while many families are counting candy...officers with the Joplin Police Department are counting sex offender compliance concerns.      Those numbers came out today. During the course of Halloween night -- Joplin Police officers checked up on 114 sex offenders in the city, to ensure they were remaining compliant with special Halloween restrictions. In the end, officers generated 31 report...More >>
         Halloween has come and gone.      And while many families are counting candy...officers with the Joplin Police Department are counting sex offender compliance concerns.      Those numbers came out today. During the course of Halloween night -- Joplin Police officers checked up on 114 sex offenders in the city, to ensure they were remaining compliant with special Halloween restrictions. In the end, officers generated 31 report...More >>
  • Carthage Neighborhood Plays Host To 2,000 Trick Or Treaters -- For Two Decades

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-11-01 02:47:37 GMT

    "While it's only been the last few years that Carthage Police have actually blocked off the streets for this neighborhood event, the event itself has been bringing out trick or treaters for more than 20 years, and over the years were talking nearly 2,000 trick or treaters every year that come to this special event. Vicki Elliff moved into the Grand Avenue neighborhood four years ago, but she had no idea what that meant. 

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    "While it's only been the last few years that Carthage Police have actually blocked off the streets for this neighborhood event, the event itself has been bringing out trick or treaters for more than 20 years, and over the years were talking nearly 2,000 trick or treaters every year that come to this special event. Vicki Elliff moved into the Grand Avenue neighborhood four years ago, but she had no idea what that meant. 

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  • Watered Gardens Officials Assure Residents The Facility Is Still Safe

    Watered Gardens Officials Assure Residents The Facility Is Still Safe

    Monday, October 30 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-10-31 01:32:04 GMT

        The stabbing at Watered Gardens has led to some safety concerns. Both people involved in Saturday's incident were residents of Watered Gardens. Paula Crawford has been a resident of Watered Gardens since September 8th, and despite the incident on Saturday, she says "There is no issue of safety here, we all come from a different walk of life, and attitudes and anger issues are going to arise."

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        The stabbing at Watered Gardens has led to some safety concerns. Both people involved in Saturday's incident were residents of Watered Gardens. Paula Crawford has been a resident of Watered Gardens since September 8th, and despite the incident on Saturday, she says "There is no issue of safety here, we all come from a different walk of life, and attitudes and anger issues are going to arise."

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  • A Local Attorney Offers Some Free Assistance To Veterans In Need

    A Local Attorney Offers Some Free Assistance To Veterans In Need

    Saturday, October 28 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-10-29 01:16:53 GMT

        Veterans in need legal help had a day of free assistance from local attorneys, however, those attorneys say one day just isn't enough.

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        Veterans in need legal help had a day of free assistance from local attorneys, however, those attorneys say one day just isn't enough.

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  • Sarcoxie Scares Up A 2nd Year Of Fun

    Sarcoxie Scares Up A 2nd Year Of Fun

    Saturday, October 28 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-10-28 22:53:22 GMT

        Hundreds of kids filled downtown Sarcoxie for its 2nd annual Trunk or Treat On the Square.     The festival  featured frightening figures from Jason to Freddie, and of course, princesses and super heroes there to save the day.

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        Hundreds of kids filled downtown Sarcoxie for its 2nd annual Trunk or Treat On the Square.     The festival  featured frightening figures from Jason to Freddie, and of course, princesses and super heroes there to save the day.

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  • Busting The Bad Guys - With Facebook

    Busting The Bad Guys - With Facebook

    Thursday, October 26 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-10-27 00:02:58 GMT

         It seems more and more, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are playing pivotal roles in helping law enforcement agencies fight crime.      Case in point a case this week in Jasper County.

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         It seems more and more, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are playing pivotal roles in helping law enforcement agencies fight crime.      Case in point a case this week in Jasper County.

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  • County Jails Won't Receive Reimbursement For Housing Inmates...For Now

    County Jails Won't Receive Reimbursement For Housing Inmates...For Now

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-10-25 23:46:27 GMT

         Officials with the Missouri Department of Corrections say they're out of money this quarter for their jail reimbursement program. Jennings:  "When we've had an inmate in our facility for x amount of time, and then when that person is convicted, there's a reimbursement through the state for the housing for that time period."

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         Officials with the Missouri Department of Corrections say they're out of money this quarter for their jail reimbursement program. Jennings:  "When we've had an inmate in our facility for x amount of time, and then when that person is convicted, there's a reimbursement through the state for the housing for that time period."

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  • Nevada Regional Medical Center & Freeman Health System Strengthening Their Partnership

    Nevada Regional Medical Center & Freeman Health System Strengthening Their Partnership

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-10-25 00:53:09 GMT

         The City of Nevada has passed an emergency ordinance to pursue a new management contract for the Nevada Regional Medical Center with Freeman Health System.

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         The City of Nevada has passed an emergency ordinance to pursue a new management contract for the Nevada Regional Medical Center with Freeman Health System.

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  • Investigation Finds No Violation in Officer Involved Shooting

    Investigation Finds No Violation in Officer Involved Shooting

    Friday, November 3 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-11-03 13:57:36 GMT

    A tense night in Joplin after the second report of shots fired in as many days results in a stand-off and an arrest.     Police say tonight's events are connected to yesterday's shooting at Parr Hill Park.  It all started yesterday with reports of shots fired in the Parr Hill Park area.

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    A tense night in Joplin after the second report of shots fired in as many days results in a stand-off and an arrest.     Police say tonight's events are connected to yesterday's shooting at Parr Hill Park.  It all started yesterday with reports of shots fired in the Parr Hill Park area.

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  • Maple Leaf Car Show

    Maple Leaf Car Show

    Saturday, October 21 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-10-21 22:47:06 GMT

        You may be familiar with the Motley Crue song "Girls Girls Girls", today in Carthage it was "cars cars cars."     The Car Buddies group hosted a car show split between two different locations -- that's how big it was.

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        You may be familiar with the Motley Crue song "Girls Girls Girls", today in Carthage it was "cars cars cars."     The Car Buddies group hosted a car show split between two different locations -- that's how big it was.

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  • 51st Annual Maple Leaf Parade

    51st Annual Maple Leaf Parade

    Saturday, October 21 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-10-21 22:43:43 GMT

        Seemingly miles of floats -- and a sea of spectators lined the streets of Carthage for the 51st annual Maple Leaf Parade.

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        Seemingly miles of floats -- and a sea of spectators lined the streets of Carthage for the 51st annual Maple Leaf Parade.

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  • Joplin Chosen To Pilot New Anti DWI Program

    Joplin Chosen To Pilot New Anti DWI Program

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-10-19 02:03:59 GMT

         Out of all the communities across the country...Joplin has been selected to pilot a new Anti DWI program.      Part of that initiative includes getting members of the community to provide input. 

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         Out of all the communities across the country...Joplin has been selected to pilot a new Anti DWI program.      Part of that initiative includes getting members of the community to provide input. 

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  • Schuber-Mitchell's Preliminary Plat Receives Green Light from CJ Council

    Schuber-Mitchell's Preliminary Plat Receives Green Light from CJ Council

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-10-18 02:40:01 GMT

        Carl Junction city officials approve a preliminary plat for a new neighborhood in town, despite recent opposition.

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        Carl Junction city officials approve a preliminary plat for a new neighborhood in town, despite recent opposition.

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  • Packed City Council Agenda for Joplin, Including A Proposal for Joe Becker's Future

    Packed City Council Agenda for Joplin, Including A Proposal for Joe Becker's Future

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-10-17 16:42:34 GMT
        A packed agenda, tonight, for Joplin City Council members.     From more street projects, the latest involving the Hope Valley CID, even the possibility of Joplin having a new baseball team. The first major discussion on the list...Joe Becker Stadium and its possible future.  As the city is putting the finishing touches on new artificial turf at Joe Becker, Craig Puckett made a presentation to the council in partnership with a newly formed baseball l...More >>
        A packed agenda, tonight, for Joplin City Council members.     From more street projects, the latest involving the Hope Valley CID, even the possibility of Joplin having a new baseball team. The first major discussion on the list...Joe Becker Stadium and its possible future.  As the city is putting the finishing touches on new artificial turf at Joe Becker, Craig Puckett made a presentation to the council in partnership with a newly formed baseball l...More >>
  • The Sewer Line Replacement You Never Saw

    The Sewer Line Replacement You Never Saw

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-10-12 01:46:18 GMT

         Now to Pittsburg where city commissioners, tonight, approved a change order to wrap up a $300,000 sewer project near the Countryside subdivision.

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         Now to Pittsburg where city commissioners, tonight, approved a change order to wrap up a $300,000 sewer project near the Countryside subdivision.

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  • Joplin Tries, Tries Again

    Joplin Tries, Tries Again

    Monday, October 9 2017 10:05 PM EDT2017-10-10 02:05:02 GMT

         Last month, Joplin City Officials made a presentation to council members about some possible changes for downtown parking.      It met with resistance and was tabled for later discussion.      That discussion came tonight.

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         Last month, Joplin City Officials made a presentation to council members about some possible changes for downtown parking.      It met with resistance and was tabled for later discussion.      That discussion came tonight.

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