Emergency crews remove a person trapped in a burning vehicle.
Old Saint Nick cuddles up with some furry friends at a Joplin Humane Society event.
The weather might not be very accommodating for a bike ride, but that didn't stop Harley owners from participating in their annual toy run.
Slick roads lead to a change of plans for a Carl Junction event.
It happened just before 8 Saturday morning on U.S. 166 Highway just west of Baxter Springs.
Oklahoma's in-state tourism has a $44-million impact on Ottawa County in 2012.
Peak season for the virus is early to mid January.
Galena Fire Chief Bill Hall believes the blaze stemmed from faulty electrical wiring.
Ten-percent of today's sales will go toward helping impoverished families in Haiti.
The event commemorated the Civil War's 150th anniversary, with five scenes featuring Fort Scott history in 1863.
Souls Harbor and Watered Gardens are helping as many individuals as they can in more ways than one.
Cody Stephens pleaded guilty to burglary and second degree murder charges, he's set to be sentenced March 7th of next year.
Officers ask drivers to only go out if it's absolutely necessary.
Currently, it would cost a gaming corporation $250 million to build a facility in Southeast Kansas. So far, no corporations have been willing to invest that amount of money in this area.
A friendly yearly competition wasn't delayed due to the cold weather.
A doctor's group is changing the definition of a full term pregnancy in hopes of improving the health of newborns.
MODOT crews hit the streets clearing roadways as snow falls across the Joplin area.
A Missouri lawmaker says he supports a proposed federal law allowing states to tax internet purchases, but only on taxes already in place.
Inmates at the Joplin City Jail can now purchase a variety of items through the system.
As temperatures continue to drop, it's important to remember our four legged friends.
Joplin firefighters say the cause was determined to be an electrical failure.
Some residential neighborhoods outside of the emergency routes had been plowed and salted, but were also not rated clear as of noon Friday.
The Pittsburg Fire Department responded to a home at 1112 E. 7th St, around 1:30am, Friday.
The incident happened just before three this afternoon.
The credit goes to the recently established American Indian Center for Excellence.
A Wyandotte art exhibit celebrates the Native American culture.
Local firefighters are putting toys under the tree for kids to open on Christmas morning.
Thousands of workers are filing lawsuits against prominent high-tech companies ... including Apple and Google. Attorney Aaron Sachs discusses the ins and outs of the class action lawsuit in this week's Legally Speaking.
Cherokee County is hoping to see big dollar signs after choosing its first ever economic development director.
The Most Wanted list is a little longer and now Heartland Crime Stoppers is asking for help to track down those new names.
School leaders say the thank you letters are not only a part of a writing and grammar lesson, but it helps build character.
The event honors 12 women who have donated hard work and time to improving their community.
A donation from the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri will put the church closer to its construction goal.
Hundreds of pottery is for sale inside the Billingsly Student Center.
If you can't wrap a Christmas present, there's now some hope and it will raise money for a good cause.
Barbara Evans is sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison without parole.
Snow is expected until around mid-evening Thursday and then a second band of snow expected overnight Thursday into Friday morning.
The candidates have been narrowed down to seven semi-finalists.
Brandon Dockery and Abriel O'Donnell have received the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship.
He fraudulently provided bids from fictitious companies to multiple local governments for 9-1-1 equipment and storm sirens in 2011.
Obamacare is stepping up its coverage for weight-loss counseling.
To ensure your safety, street departments in the area are preparing for the impending sleet and snow.
The first big winter storm headed our way is causing supplies to fly off the shelves of local hardware stores.
A body found in north Joplin has been identified as Brian Cox, 48, of Granby.
The library was broken into twice during the Thanksgiving holiday.
A Joplin business damaged by fire this past June is coming back better than ever.
The city is working to encourage residents to support their local businesses, specifically in the downtown area.
David Bennett Junior was read his formal charges this afternoon in Oswego.
A group of Webb City students and staff will soon have a safe place to go if there is a tornado.
The money will help with the feeding program throughout the year.
State Representative Steve Webb of Florissant resigned from District 67 - about a month after criminal charges were filed.
Donna Whitehead has been named the center director.
He says expanding the American Energy Sector like locally produced oil and natural gas would help create jobs.
Roughly 70% of the student body comes from all over the world.
A Noel woman is killed after her car hits a tree.
County Clerk Don Pyle says the county has collected more revenue than expected and the extra funds will be spent on necessities.
All the money was raised during October through the Carl Junction "C.A.R.E.S." fundraising efforts.
The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of Southwest Missouri, or NAIFA, donated $7,000 to the cerebral palsy of Tri-County.
A theatre that was destroyed in the May 2011 tornado will soon have a place of their own.
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season often means bad news for drivers, this is one of the worst times of the year for wrecks on Joplin roads.
A Joplin comic book collector is showing off his unique collection that focuses on lesser known heroes.
The school collected canned goods for an entire week in order to make the donation.
District Judge Robert Fleming has scheduled David Bennett for a court appearance on December 4th in Oswego.
The first of two public focus groups met today to move forward with the search for the next Missouri Southern president.
A local program focused on helping others at Christmas is asking for help collecting wrapping paper.
The city council has approved a $39,000 contract with Advanced Correctional Healthcare.
James Russian, 56, is facing several drug charges.
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office donated $250 to the American Cancer Society.
At Monday night's commission meeting, Parsons Mayor Kevin Cruse recognized several employees with service awards.
Council members say this comes after the event lost more than $34,000 in revenue for the city last year.
The website would allow citizens to report certain minor crimes to the police department via the internet.
The program is a federal grant which has enabled the county to purchase two foreclosed homes from local banks.
The Christmas spirit has hit the City of Pittsburg.
Products are marked with the code "318" and labeled with Cloud's Meats Incorporated or Cloud's Smoked Meats.
Cyber Monday is expected to attract 131 million shoppers today, but some of them could be at risk of giving away too much personal information.
Cherokee County is preparing for a better economic future.
The suspect arrested last week in connection with the deaths of Cami Umbarger and her three children made his first court appearance today.
A Pittsburg house is home to six people suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia.
The restaurant will donate 15% of net sales back to the organization.
The last remnants of fall are disappearing from the streets of Joplin.
A local city is getting a multi- million dollar boost to help pay for improvements to the wastewater system.
The rate dropped to 6.5 percent, marking the 50th month in a row that state unemployment was lower than the federal rate.
The Jasper County sheriff finally moves into a new home just off the Carthage square.
The Candy House in Joplin notices a 300% increase in sales on Cyber Monday, as opposed to a normal Monday.
Four Joplin Siblings finally have answers to questions about their uncle who went missing in action more than 70 years ago.
The Obama Administration says it met its goal to have the healthcare.gov website working "smoothly for the vast majority of users" by now.
A city in the four states raises money by showcasing the homes that line the streets.
For many families, it doesn't feel quite like the holiday season without a trip to the Christmas tree farm.
Black Friday meant big business for some of the larger corporations, but today is all about keeping it local.
Crews block off 20th Street in Joplin in response to an afternoon fire.
The assembly will meet on Monday afternoon to draft legislation to help the state win production of Boeing's next-generation commercial aircraft.
Paul Pease's injuries are keeping him home from work so his family is trying to raise funds for every day needs and medical expenses.
Joplin police officers are monitoring Hearnes Boulevard to help lower the chance of accidents.
Authorities tell us it appears the blaze broke out in the back of the house, but the cause is unknown.
Crews received a call about a blaze south of Joplin on East 39th Street around 3:20 this afternoon.
The American Farm Bureau reports that the national average holiday meal cost a little more than $49.
Missouri Southern students are turning to technology to aid in their fundraising efforts.
Santa visited Styles in Joplin to get a neck massage today.
7th Street and Range Line are the most congested roadways today.
Hundreds of customers stood outside of Kohl's last night waiting for the doors to open at 8.
The man accused of killing a Parsons woman and her three children will make his first court appearance this Monday.
For some people, Black Friday is the event of the year.
People braved the cold to get good deals for the Christmas season.
Mall officials talk about a busy crowd shopping on Thanksgiving night.
Two siblings reunite after being separated for 40 years, they have an art project and a teenager to thank.
St. Johns Lutheran Church host its 31st Thanksgiving Day Dinner.
There are many things to be thankful for this holiday season.
The First United Methodist Church in Joplin has been providing holiday meals to the community for the past 16 years.
Most folks spent Thanksgiving in a more traditional setting, but some left the cooking to the professionals.
A Missouri city receives state funding for improvements to its drinking water system.
The Salvation Army in Joplin serves hundreds of people this Thanksgiving.
Missouri Attorney General Christ Koster recently announced the establishment of a recovery fund for victims of certain money gram scams.
Bond is set for the man accused of killing a Parsons family of four.
A man is behind bars in connection to an attempted robbery and shooting.
With Black Friday just one day away, retail stores are amping up for the biggest shopping day of the year.
The holidays can be a busy time for many people, and that can mean a number of things when it comes to your health.
The family has requested that all donations be sent to the Parsons Recreation Center.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says one domestic violence incident occurs every 21 minutes and 36 seconds.
There's more than 50 tax breaks that will run out at the end of the year.
You may be one of the many hitting the stores this Friday to catch a deal, and law enforcement officers have tips on how you can protect your purchases from theft.
There is a distinct separation of the elementary from the middle school.
This year the shelter is expected to feed 700 people, that is up a couple hundred from last year.
Nutritionist say it's okay to splurge a little, but eat in moderation.
When your preparing any type of poultry, you need to take into consideration the possibilities of salmonella.
It's the busiest travel day of the year, and many motorists stopped in Joplin to stretch their legs.
Dr. Angie Besendorfer plans to resign from Joplin Schools and accept a position as Chancellor of WGU Missouri in January 2014.
The man accused of killing a family of four is now behind bars.
It was a big day for our parent company The Nexstar Broadcasting Group.
Safe rooms at West Central and Columbia have been delayed, partially because of the government shutdown.
The group will guide the search for the next MSSU president.
The district will start opening the building to the public in December, with plans to host a series of events.
A portion of a school building will no longer exist after almost 80 years of education.
Hair is something we all take for granted, until we start to loose it.
Several patients in the hospital will be thankful for your blood donation this holiday season.
Cash donations are being accepted to help purchase a variety of perishable food items.
The two schools formalized their agreement today during a ceremony at Missouri Southern.
City leaders will take applications from organizations who are interested in applying for funding to fix single family owner occupied homes in the tornado affected area.
Lawmakers will start looking at the 2015 budget in January.
A push to put a one cent highway sales tax on the ballot is already being challenged in court.
The deceased are identified as Cami Umbarger, 29, and her three children ages 8, 5, and 4.
Joplin city leaders are helping history come alive for the holidays.
Drivers on the road Friday morning, and even Thursday night will have a lot of competition, both in stores and in traffic.
After 5 years, the remaining value of those expired cards can be turned over to unclaimed property.
Cherokee County commissioners passed a resolution to help the treasurer's office improve their financial management procedures.
Agents with the Missouri Department of Conservation are scoping out deer poachers during hunting season.
Local law enforcement respond to numerous accidents today as one of the first wintry weather events of the season hits the Four States.
Managers at Target in Joplin said once they opened up at 8am, they started selling dozens of ice scrapers.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, deep frying accidents lead to more than 4,000 fires and 10 deaths a year.
The facility is asking local businesses and residents to provide one of their foster care children with three toys from the child's wish list.
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