Former South Middle School teacher Charles Gastel was arrested on a federal indictment for the sexual exploitation of a minor.
Tabitha Lant accussed of taking money from the Seneca PTO turns herself into authorities Friday.
By next year every public school in the country will have to remove all sugary products in vending machines and replace them with healthier choices.
A new scholarship program will help nontraditional students attend Missouri Southern State University.
Dentist say tooth enamel may be the hardest substance in your body, but it is breakable.
A recently completed makeover to the Pittsburg State University website promises more curb appeal on the digital highway.
Crews are planning for the next phase of construction for a longer runway at the Lamar Municipal Airport.
Pittsburg commissioners pass a proposal to change the speed limit on Broadway Street.
Pittsburg State University holds a workshop to teach kids the power of technology.
Tabitha Lant is charged with stealing more than 25 thousand dollars from the Seneca PTO Board.
Residents living east of Neosho on Route HH may experience an interruption of water service on Wednesday July 31.
A 99 year old building lies in ruins after an overnight collapse.
Today will be cloudy to start with sunshine returning with cooler and drier weather. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s with winds out of the northeast around 5-15 mph and gusting to 20 mph at times. Mostly clear and cooler overnight with a low of 64.
Pittsburg State University offers a new program to help students feel the impact of scholarships.
A Neosho Desert Storm veteran wins a gold medal in a national competition.
A local prosecutor will be working with attorneys across the country as part of a national board.
The remodeling of a Joplin skating rink is almost finished.
James Morey is found guilty of kidnapping a 13 year old girl.
Construction on Red Robertson Field is on schedule with the first phase to be completed before football season.
Ronald Inman admits he is responsible for the 2011 death of Travis Wheeler at a home on 20th Street just east of Joplin.
David Hertzberg will now serve as project manager for Community Development Block Grant projects related to tornado recovery.
Investigators have officially labeled the cause of the fire at the apartment complex as undetermined.
Elaine Lloyd was the winner of a four thousand dollar twister safe.
The project is part of the district wide process to provide safe places for the community.
Today will be mostly sunny with a few storms possible and highs in the mid 90s with winds out of the southwest at 10-15 mph. Mostly cloudy with scattered storms overnight and a low of 73.
Galena police responded to an armed robbery at American Bank on 7th street in Galena Monday afternoon.
Property owners who need lead removed apply for a building permit and that's when the city goes in and determines which areas of the land need to be replaced.
According to the OBN about eight thousand kids are taken into state custody for abuse and neglect each year.
Jeramy Jasperson was charged with the crime after an investigation into the Public Works Department.
A new iPhone app helps producers reduce the number of heat related deaths among cattle.
A mix of sun and clouds today with highs in the mid 90s with a few storms possible. More scattered storms are likely to develop overnight with a low of 76.
Families are salvaging whats left from an apartment fire in Webb City while investigators continue to search for the cause.
A local group is asking drivers and others who use our roads to be mindful of each other.
A group responsible for helping repair hundreds of homes since the May 2011 tornado is ending its mission in Joplin.
The life expectancy for seniors after 65 in Missouri and Oklahoma is less than 13 years.
A Joplin man is arrested on allegations of using counterfeit money.
New tools are helping physical therapists at one Southeast Kansas hospital relieve pain and keep some patients off the operating table.
Miami sees an increase in bus tours this summer.
The President ordered federal aid for state and local recovery efforts.
Mostly sunny today with an isolated storm possible with highs in the mid 90s and winds out of the west at 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy overnight with a chance for scattered storms late and a low of 73.
A local organization prepares for the completion of a large art project.
Officials with the Crawford County Health Department say this is the season for tick borne illness.
Counterfeit money is being passed around Joplin and police need your help to solve the case.
Aegis Limited in Joplin is hiring 300 people to work in the customer service department.
Several new signs will welcome you the next time you visit Carl Junction.
A new agreement with Missouri State University allows students from Crowder the opportunity to pursue a bachelors degree in nursing and social work.
Vatterott College in Joplin holds a concert and open house to share new education opportunities.
A quick and easy way for people to get involved with helping in times of disaster.
Missouri farmers are reporting cattle deaths from widespread Ergot infection in pasture grasses.
The sheriff says people are receiving calls or letters asking to cash checks in the amount of five hundred to ten thousand dollars.
Today will be mostly sunny with a few isolated storms possible with highs in the mid 90s and winds out of the southwest at 5-10 mph. Mostly clear overnight with a low of 72.
Crowder students returning to the dorms this fall may notice some improvements to their college homes.
A man serving time for a crime committed in Joplin is killed in a Jefferson City correctional center.
Neosho city leaders bill a community improvement district 150 thousand dollars.
A Joplin nonprofit organization is asking the public for a much needed donation.
Donations to the Joplin Salvation Army during the summer typically go down, that is why organizers are asking for your help.
A new Cherokee County ordinance is aimed at cleaning up potentially hazardous properties.
A new system at the Crawford County Jail promises more money for the sheriff office and better access to inmates for family and friends.
Cherokee County sheriff deputies arrested Cynthia Evans of Columbus on Tuesday for alleged conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
A new study ranks Freeman Health System as the 4th best hospital in Missouri.
More trees are being planted in the park at Campbell Parkway as part of the Joplin Creek Recovery Project.
The University of Missouri Extension Office creates a program to help Latinos in Southwest Missouri.
Two state highways in Newton County and one in McDonald County are scheduled for pavement sealing projects the week of July 22nd.
Vernon County Deputies arrested a couple and their daughter for stealing more than thirty one thousand dollars.
Today will be warm and humid with highs warming to the low 90s with pop-up thunderstorms possible with winds out of the southeast at 5 mph. Partly cloudy overnight with a low of 71.
Orville Mitch Goodwin of Pineville is behind bars for an attempted murder in Bella Vista.
Crowder administrators takes the first step in expanding their Webb City campus.
Some area kids need your help with supplies for the upcoming school year.
The city of Joplin is looking for a temporary project manager to help with disaster grant funds.
A Joplin business is up and running in a new location after their original facility on 20th Street was lost in the 2011 tornado.
Miami Police Chief George Haralson resigns from his position after verbally stating he would leave the department at the end of the month.
The hospital is working with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Neosho County Health Department to notify patients by mail who received a colonoscopy between January 3 and July 3 of this year.
As a part of an ongoing investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing several law enforcement agencies on working to make arrest in Baxter Springs Kansas.
Webb City police are in search of 16 year old Cheyenne Robinson who went missing Monday evening.
More than 30 riders made an 800 mile trip to New Orleans over 10 days and surpassed their goal of raising 150 thousand dollars.
A new report shows diet soda can cause the same health issues as regular soda.
Crews begin smoke testing sewer lines to detect defective plumbing throughout Parsons.
The US Army completes the land transfer of the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant to D and Z in Parsons.
The Subway on west 32nd Street in Joplin was held up at gunpoint.
The fair runs from August 9 to August 17.
Isolated showers are possible this afternoon with the greatest chance with 4:00 and 5:00 P.M. Partly cloudy with a high of 88 today. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low near 68.
A Webb City road construction project designed to ease traffic congestion is on schedule to be done when school starts this fall.
A long awaited expansion project gets underway at the Wesley House in Pittsburg.
A man on the loose after escaping police custody Friday evening is back behind bars.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signs a bill allowing students as young as the first grade to receive training about firearms.
26th Street in Joplin from Maiden Lane to Schifferdecker will be closed to traffic as crews begin widening the road.
Dozens of city managers from across Oklahoma gather at the Coleman Theater in Miami.
Wyandotte residents will soon have a safe place to go when severe weather strikes.
Route 54 between I 49 in Nevada and Route 32 near El Dorado Springs is scheduled to be resurfaced beginning the week of July 15.
Today, more sunshine and clear skies with a high near 92. Tonight will be more comfortable with a low near 65. Sunny skies and highs in the low 90's continue through the weekend.
MODOT officials are proposing to lower the speed limit on Range Line from 45 to 40 miles per hour and now it is up to the Joplin City Council to decide.
The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks provides blood for 38 hospitals in the Joplin and Northwest Arkansas areas.
Schifferdecker Pool will be closed to the public this weekend because of a swim meet.
Area musicians are coming together to support a local organization.
The Pittsburg School District has partnered with Greenbush Educational Services in Girard to offer a virtual school for kindergarten through 12th grade.
Tamko Building Products receives the Performance Vector Achievement Award.
A nonprofit foundation for child abuse and neglect prevention presents a grant to Childrens Haven in efforts to strengthen families.
Sunny skies with a high near 90. Winds from the east at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear and cooler at 68. We'll continue to see sun into the weekend with temperatures near normal.
A Joplin man with ties to Moore, Oklahoma leads a group of church members to help rebuild his hometown.
Improvements to athletic fields around Joplin are drawing in thousands of people, and millions of dollars into the local economy.
2 officers involved in a shooting with a suspect last month have been cleared to return to work.
That is slightly down from last years high of one thousand and thirty eight.
Dogs will now have to be on a leash while in Nevada parks.
All blood types are needed and donations are at record lows for June and July.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed legislation that allows motorists to show proof of insurance with an electronic image on their smart phones.
The Kansas State Board of Education is asking the state to put more money into the classroom.
Residents of a Southeast Kansas community are preparing for their town to take an international stage.
The Joplin Police Department will offer a new online option for drivers needing an accident report.
Partly sunny today with scattered storms possible. Hot with highs in the mid to upper 90s with heat indices near 105 degrees. Winds out of the south then switching out of the north at 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy with a few storms possible early overnight with a low of 70.
Pittsburg city officials propose a sales tax increase to better fund the police and fire departments.
Police urge people to not advertise their vacations on social media sites.
Life Choices celebrates the grand opening of their new clinic in Carthage.
Crowder College teams up with another institution of higher learning to give students more opportunities to continue their education.
Online court records show Robert Pearish was pulled over by Carterville police and charged with both driving while intoxicated and speeding.
The Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau is partnering with Art Central Summer Camp to bring the activity to the Carthage square.
Jasper County Commissioners take steps to improve erosion problems on a local stream.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill Friday which loosens city and county restrictions on cellphone tower sites.
Construction of a new fire station in south Joplin is on schedule.
A local food pantry is expanding to better serve those in need.
Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill Monday that increases penalties for public assistance fraud.
Governor Jay Nixon signed bills to ensure that every child born in Missouri is screened for critical congenital heart disease and to strengthen reporting laws that help prevent child abuse and neglect.
South Joplin Street from Cleveland to Lindburg Street will be closed Wednesday July 10th through Friday July 12th from 6am to 10am.
Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 90s with heat indices near 105 degrees and breezy south winds. A heat advisory is in effect from noon today until 7pm. Partly cloudy overnight with isolated storms possible and a low of 75.
Lewis is the oldest living member of the Women's Army Corp.
Parr Hill Park in Joplin reopens to the public.
Center Bethel Church in Parsons builds a pregnancy crisis center for women between 18 and 26.
A recent study shows activities that engage the brain can help delay dementia.
A local study shows firefighters are more likely to die of cardiovascular issues than any other illness.
Sitting close to an exit on an airplane may help you survive if you are ever in a plane crash.
Seasonal jobs in the Midwest spike by 12 percent.
Pittsburg police are investigating damage to a downtown art display.
3 suspects are under arrest after police say they stole from a demolition site in Joplin.
You now have the option of going online to pay a Joplin city court fine.
Mostly sunny and hot today with highs in the mid 90s and south winds at 5-10 mph gusting to over 20 mph at times. Partly cloudy and mild with a low of 73.
The Missouri Supreme Court denies an appeal made by a McDonald County woman who is serving time for murder.
A new Missouri law expands gun rights for state workers, but vetoes another bill regarding gun rights.
Drivers in the Joplin area will find getting on I-44 a little easier.
A 14 million dollar state grant for Joplin tornado recovery is now official.
This years 4th of July was fairly quiet for the Joplin Fire Department.
The Freeman Screen Team is offering Safe Sitter courses for local teens to learn critical childcare skills.
A judge sentences a convicted murderer from Miami to life in prison.
Search crews have found the body of a missing Oswego man.
It is an extra 740 million dollars for the state of Missouri.
Joplin police are joining forces with officers around the nation to try and reduce on the job deaths.
The Joplin Police Department is warning residents that during the summer months there are an increase in soliciting scams.
Engineers from Trekk Design Group will start smoke testing the sanitary sewer system at the 13th Street drainage basin on July 15th.
Random acts of crime are leaving Joplin residents and business owners with property damage.
Mostly sunny skies are expected today with a few isolated storms possible. Highs will be in the upper 80s and low 90s with winds out of the south at 5-10 mph. Mostly clear and mild overnight with a low of 65.
The Sunshine Lamp Trolley Service will be offering free rides to Landreth Park until 11 pm Thursday.
Members with the Carthage Fire Department say the number of calls are down from last year at this time.