Parents and community members meet at Carthage Municipal Park to discuss bullying in area schools.
Governor Sam Brownback allows a southeast Kansas casino bill to become law.
Greyhound owners and their dogs sat outside the Joplin PetSmart today to promote the adoption of these fury friends.
People dressed liked superheroes and even showed superhero strength today in Wyandotte, all to support a good cause.
Event was hosted by the Indian Student Association
There are 19 different vendors this year.
First DWI checkpoint in Carthage this year.
It started around 5:25 pm at a home at 1350 Rainbow Drive.
Students in Missouri Southern's music program are sharing their talents at Gusano's in Joplin.
Church members carried crosses down Neosho Boulevard today to recognize Good Friday.
One report estimates that 6,100 emergency room patients were injured while texting and walking last year.
The investments will help build a complex located north of Newman Road, east of International Boulevard.
Crowder College will host its Easter egg hunt in the gymnasium at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Students in Southwest Missouri learn about an organization helping people in third world countries.
University Bank partners up with an animal shelter in hopes of finding homes for stray animals.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development partners with Kemin Industries to announce a $14 million expansion of its Verona facility.
The Vernon County Sheriff's Office needs your help in finding two men added to the county's most wanted list.
An estimated more than 500 kids came to the second annual event Friday.
Joplin's nature center wants you to think about adding some native plants in your landscaping this year.
Herrington Dental was hosting a free dental clinic for low income residents who don't have dental insurance.
The State Parks Youth Corp is giving Barton County's young adults a chance to experience outside work.
A gas can ignited, and caught the two-year-old's clothing on fire.
At least three people were injured in the apparently random incidents.
Brian L Taylor is accused of stabbing Jeff Terwilliger of Girard, KS.
Joplin's Tax Increment Financing Commission gathers to talk about a proposal for the southern part of the city.
It's something we all accept, but most of us don't read. We're talking about those usage agreements online, binding contracts that may tell perfect strangers more about you than you want.
A new display at the Joplin library will make you feel like a kid again.
A program called MoCHIP, which is a child identification system for Missouri children, is designed to give families a measure of protection against the ever-increasing problem of missing and abducted children.
Medical experts encourage women to remain pregnant for a full 39 to 40 weeks if their pregnancy is healthy.
More than 125 third grade students from the district had a chance to learn about different types of animals found on the farm.
New Missouri legislation could affect your ability to access faster broadband service in more locations statewide. Attorney Aaron Sachs discusses the new laws in this week's Legally Speaking.
More than 40 Easter baskets are on display in the lobby for employees and the community to bid on.
The "Battle of the Bulge" is a program the Carthage YMCA offers in January to help people lose weight.
At the ceremony, Cici's Pizza representatives presented Rebuild Joplin with a 2,000 dollar check to assist with further home building projects.
It will take place this weekend as a way to focus on reducing deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.
Timothy Lewis submitted his letter of resignation to the City Clerk’s Office early Thursday morning.
Xavier Porter, of Parsons, was taken into custody on a Labette County warrant.
The accident happened at the intersection of US 69 and US 160, one mile north of Frontenac around 10:15 Wednesday Morning.
In this month's Freeman Health Buddy Check 16, we meet the one person who sees every breast cancer patient walk through the doors.
A railcar repair shop and tamper manufacturing facility is opening in Parsons.
Former Neosho Resident Derek Snyder filed a grievance complaint against Councilman Steve Hart and Councilman David Ruth.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism held a public meeting tonight about the state's Mined Area Reclamation Project on the Deer Creek Mine area.
Students should start seeing an officer on school grounds in the coming weeks.
Cecil Floyd third graders got the chance to build a rain garden.
Debris from an ice storm in December of last year will be ground up into mulch.
Victory Ministry and Sports Complex in Joplin is providing 280,000 meals for children who live in Haiti.
Students at Missouri Southern State University showed their support today by participating in the "Walk in Her Shoes" race.
Area business owners hear how to add exporting to their business strategies.
The measure would ban protesters within 300 feet of a funeral service.
Executive order 1012 says flags will be flown from sun-up to sun-down on Thursday and Friday in honor of Doctor William Corporon, Reat Underwood and Terri Lamanno.
Supporters of the law say this will help prevent various minimum wages in different parts of the state.
Webb City leaders has approved a contract for engineering services for undeveloped land south of Highway 171.
One of the nation's largest dairy companies is expanding its Carthage food plant.
Brian Head will start working as Lee Summit's city attorney on June 4th.
The Oklahoma Attorney General files a lawsuit against a Miami restaurant and its owner over unlawful employment practices.
Residents had a chance to meet with Kansas Democrats who are running for state and U.S. positions later this year.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon honors Tobin Schultz at his State of the State Address, while highlighting the importance of great teachers and education for all students.
The Missouri State High School Activity Association mandates that all student athletes grades 7th through 12th to get a sports physical.
The sheriff's office has received reports about metal posts taken from rural and secluded parts of the county.
While food theft is normally just a few cases a month, last month it jumped to more than a dozen reports.
More than a hundred people visited the Northpark Mall in Joplin to get free tax help Tuesday.
Children are encouraged to collect a card from each of the 35 officers.
People who buy an energy efficient appliance will not have to pay Missouri sales tax until Friday, May 25th.
Students from Missouri State Southern University are campaigning for the U.S. military.
Joplin isn't alone, cities throughout the state have also reported a drop in sales tax revenue in recent months.
There are 482 standards JPD must meet for accreditation.
Janice Lorene Rusk of Jasper is charged with one count of statutory rape and one count of statutory sodomy.
One person is in custody after a reported shooting.
In January, a jury convicted Hartman of second degree murder and armed criminal action for the July 2012 shooting death of Jacob Wages of Joplin.
Someone was inside the home when the blaze broke out, but was able to escape.
The Joplin Police Department along with members of the Southwest Missouri DWI Task Force held a DWI checkpoint on 7th and Illinois on Saturday night.
The new elected mayor is Mike Seibert and the new mayor pro-tem is Morris Glaze.
A representative at the hospital says Doctor William Lewis Corporon will be remembered as a great physician and a great family man.
A local autism center incorporates a different style of therapy to help kids with the disorder.
Throughout this week, high school students are campaigning to promote anti-bullying.
A new display spotlighting a well-loved local artist is getting ready to be shown to the public.
Starting this month, the puppy adoption price is going up to one hundred dollars.
Now is the time to nominate outstanding Webb City teachers for an award.
A bill soon to be signed by the Kansas governor will bring Pittsburg State University one million dollars.
A new nursing home in Joplin is now open for business.
Anthony Allen Perry has been charged with one count of burglary and theft related to a robbery at Pitt Discount Liquor last month.
Beth Williams, 28, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the Abuse or Neglect of a Child.
Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, has never been bashful about expressing anti-semetic or racist views.
Frazier Glenn Cross, who also goes by Frazier Glenn Miller, of Aurora, ran for the U.S. House in 2006 and for the Senate as a write-in candidate in 2010.
One person in custody for shootings in Overland Park, KS.
MSSU chorus performs songs from the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
A California real-estate company says Pittsburg is the best place for a retiree to live in Kansas.
Via Christi Hospital commended for their cleanliness and level of patient safety.
Local kids took pictures with an Easter Bunny and played games to win prizes.
Resident can now submit tips by phone, text, and online.
Broadway and Centennial project expected to take up to four months to finish.
Parsons Resident Marcus Jackson has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Over 800 students helped clean up more than 100 homes in the community.
The eggs contained everything from candy to gift certificates
The Joplin City Council approves funds for a new program that will help low income homeowners repair their homes from the 2011 tornado.
Joplin police want to warn residents of an increase of property crimes in Joplin.
NAACP members discuss their concerns regarding racial profiling and diversity amongst Joplin police.
Hospital officials are working to enhance patients' safety by creating a more collaborative environment.
Local residents headed outside, wearing blue to spread awareness in Neosho today.
Lamar school administrators are giving the public the opportunity to have a piece of Barton County history.
A Joplin police officer solves two stolen vehicle cases and foils a third attempt to take another car.
The "Good Jobs, Good Schools" program would bring in 900 thousand dollars each year to the school district, which would help provide the school with two major needs.
The course taught individuals how to write good proposals, so even if they don't write a grant, they can write a better project proposal for someone else.
A small dog at the Joplin Humane Society isn't going to let a back injury stop her from finding a home.
Since it opened back in 1997, the Children's Center in Joplin has helped more than 12,000 children.
Employees are stocking the shelves at a new market in Joplin.
The House has approved a measure changing the permitting process, with mandatory testing for just one gun versus the two currently required.
Jason Burns became the Joplin police chief on March 28th when Lane Roberts retired after seven years in the position.
Impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities.
Due to the reduction of a community services block grant, public transportation services will have to be reduced.
April 15 is just a few days away, which means many of us are scrambling to file our tax returns before the deadline arrives. Attorney Aaron Sachs takes a look at how you can handle crunch time in this week's Legally Speaking.
The armored vehicle will provide protection for the officers in high risk situations.
Heartland Crime Stoppers is supported through donations, but after a crime was done within the organization, it no longer has enough funds to continue.
South Middle School students are volunteering their time at a local center that houses families with sick children.
Dozens of quilts were given to children in need at an area shelter.
Umpires will help with baseball and softball throughout the summer.
Missouri National Guard soldiers spend the day jumping out of helicopters in Neosho.
Aegis has partnered with the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri and the On The Job Training Program to help fill 150 job positions.
The City of Carterville makes some necessary changes to its sewer system.
Hundreds of trees are placed all throughout the city, and people can follow the tour signs to see them.
Sen. Moran increased the budget to $100 million this past year, the largest increase in Alzheimer's research to date.
The City of Pineville is preparing to welcome a new mayor to office after Tuesday's elections.
Goodman residents are asking questions about how money is being spent by their fire department board members.
The Neosho School District is working to rebound from a $24 million bond issue turned down by voters.
The "Hero" program allows home security to fix and make repairs that homeowners can't afford themselves.
Carthage school leaders are thanking voters after a bond issue passed in yesterday's election.
Looking for a job out of college can be challenging, but one area university is trying to make it easier.
The Newton County Cattleman's Association donated a calf to be auctioned off at the Joplin Regional Stockyards.
Organizers say the torch run is a way to build awareness for the Show Me State Games held in Columbia later this year.
More than 600 service calls were made last month.
The issue failed by only 369 votes.
Although the majority of votes yesterday favored the Webb City aquatic center, it wasn't enough to start on the project.
Antonio Alcorn was cited for Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driving and Failure to Stop at Posted Stop Signs
A male sophomore went on a stabbing spree at his Pittsburgh-area high school early Wednesday
A generous donation allows Joplin's K-9 teams to be protected while doing their job.
The charges against Stan Pickering include criminal sodomy, indecent liberties with a child and indecent solicitation of a child.
Deidre Matthews, 47, is charged with 13 counts, ranging from child abuse to neglect.
The event also is a way for the university to show off the various foreign language classes available at MSSU.
There are currently 300 volunteers at Freeman Health System and they give 60,000 hours annually.
Students spoke with Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers and got a first-hand look at their vehicles.
The Cherokee County Clerk's Office reports more than 4,000 residents have a cancelled voter status.
Officials saw more people around 50 to 60 years of ages hitting the polls today than any other age group.
JATSO leaders discussed 137 projects.
The building, located at 12th and Main Street was built in 1914 for the Joplin City Market.
Multiple units were broken into and miscellaneous items were stolen.
The committee needs help raising money for this year's Independence Day firework celebration.
The Public Works Department will start projects with sanitary sewer and storm water issues.
People ages to 17 to 23 are encouraged to apply.
Since the program began back in February, 9 of the 16 people have been tracked down with hints from the public.
Founder Kim Seavy voiced issues and questions he and other citizens have with the report conducted by Tom Loraine.
Nevada residents are taking the opportunity to raise awareness for victims.
Joplin students get the chance to show off their community pride.
A Tulsa teen will go to prison for his role in the shooting death of a Joplin man.
The State of Missouri sees a slight dip in revenue in March.
The Kansas Board of Regents paid a visit to Pittsburg State University today.
Demolition is underway in the project to overhaul a local baseball stadium for a new team.
MODOT is telling drivers to move over for work zones.
Joplin crime rises in the month of March. Increases in burglary and vandalism add up to about two percent jump for the month as compared to March 2013.
Student were evacuated from the school, but a fire was not found.
As we continue to review a full investigation report released by the Joplin City Council on Friday, Investigator Tom Loraine highlights multiple examples of how former City Manager Rohr is "troubling for the City of Joplin."
Hours have been updated for the spring and summer season.
Kansas Department of Transportation says it is costliest winter since 2008.
The organization, Run for God, held a graduation race for their running class.
Authorities say her mobile home, which housed eight girls and one boy, was covered in filfth.
Volunteers work on a butterfly garden to help heal the lives of Joplin Tornado survivors.
Missouri Department of Transportation is making an improvement at the interchange at 171 and Route HH.
Investigator Tom Loraine explains why he shifted the focus of his investigation to Former City Manager Mark Rohr.
The City of Neosho's 2013 audit came back clean.
Volunteers gather at Fort Blair in Baxter Springs to help clean.
Local kids compete to catch the most fish.
Organization works on Choices Shelter in Pittsburg before it reopens on May 1st.
Several current and former city leaders and well as Joplin citizens testified in the council investigation.
Joplin city leaders entered into a contract with attorney Tom Loraine going into the investigation.
A local university honors its students who work on and off campus.
One of the largest technology-related competitions comes to Southeast Kansas.
This is a list of documents used in the investigation.
An act of heroism can come in many forms, but saving a child's life always holds a special place.
The incident left Brett Demery with a severe concussion, broken arm, wrist and more.
The highway patrol is advising drivers to avoid flooded areas even if it doesn't look like much water.
Buffalo Wild Wings will still allow smoking outside on their patios.
The Nevada Police Department is teaming up with the dispatch center to use code words that make local businesses feel safe.
Nevada Police Officer Patrick Deao and Deputy Evan Roux of the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, graduated from the Mid-America Crisis Intervention Team Training Program.
The nonprofit organization spays and neuters cats and small dogs at a low cost.
Drivers at a flashing yellow left-turn arrow can make a left turn, but only after yielding to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians.
Late Friday, Joplin city leaders released all papers from the investigation.
The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri is providing 50 free pairs of shoes to children in need.
Joplin city leaders vote not to appeal a court decision that requires them to release a full report from a recent investigation which led to the firing of former city manager, Mark Rohr.
Every year the effort helps provide funding so low-income families, children and seniors can access the YMCA and its programs.
The debate is part of a year long service learning project and students chose recycling as their challenge for the year.
A company that's known for making organic rabbit-shaped food products is welcomed into Joplin.
Everyday heroes are all around us, you sometimes just have to look in front of you.
One Nevada man makes a come back after being almost homeless. He used the Nevada Housing Authority to lean on for a while so he could get back on his feet.
Recently, the US Supreme Court heard Sebelius versus Hobby Lobby - a case involving the Obamacare contraception mandate. The court's ruling will have implications for businesses nationwide. Attorney Aaron Sachs discusses the case in this week's Legally Speaking.
There will be some new improvements this year for the Lamar Farmers Market.
Teenagers from 12 different schools around Missouri are bringing awareness back to their schools.
Missouri Gas Energy is extending the terms of the Missouri Cold Weather Rule to customers through the end of April.
Governor Jay Nixon urges Missourians to follow weather reports and be prepared.
A cyber attack on the new state assessment test in Kansas has led to students not being able to finish the test.
PSU students are learning from members of the community what it's like to be an entrepreneur.
The Neosho City Council hasn't been on the same page about some issues. The council seems to have differences regarding the handling of the American Legion lawsuit.