Local and fresh summer produce is in high supply at the Webb City Farmers Market.
Representatives with the Missouri State Auditor's Office arrive in Joplin to start their audit of the city and of the Joplin School District.
Pittsburg commissioners considers a request for 300 thousand dollars to help fund the new Southeast Kansas Career and Technical Center.
Tonight, we look into one way the City of Joplin is helping people re-establish homes destroyed three years ago.
A llama was turning some heads in Diamond, Missouri this morning.
A 32 percent increase, that's the jump the City of Joplin saw in its sales tax revenue this month.
Catching fugitives can be challenging, so two law enforcement agencies are teaming up to tackle the issue.
The Miami airport is making airport traffic more accessible.
A historic Route 66 garage in Galena has a new owner.
Local emergency planning committees are brushing up on their ethanol safety education.
The City of Nevada is working on a new employee policy involving family members.
The project is fully funded by donations and federal money.
Representatives for the Southeast Kansas Career and Technical Education Center ask for $125,000 from the Crawford County commissioners to start the tech center.
Missouri residents are not all that confident about current economic conditions. That's according to a new study released by Arvest Bank.
The grant will be used to purchase phase two of the city’s holiday decorations.
On tonight's episode of Mitchell's Money Minute, we continue our discussion on Roth IRA's. Tonight's question is, what are the main benefits of a Roth IRA and who qualifies?
An outdoor workout facility has been added to a popular family park in Joplin.
The Joplin City Council discusses a new proposed Tax Increment Financing District, or TIF, for Main Street.
A 40 million dollar school bond for the Fort Scott School District will appear on the November 4th ballot for residents to vote on.
Whisler's in Carthage is making an American classic, and keeping it old fashioned.
North Eastern Oklahoma A&M College is getting closer to finishing the school's $9 million stadium upgrade.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposes a new plan that will increase local electric bills.
One Joplin man is auctioning off a sculpture he made to raise money for breast cancer.
The Good Samaritan in Lamar needs your help refilling their shelves with canned goods.
A rock camp is being held this week at the Ernie Williamson Music Store in Joplin.
This month marks one hundred years since the start of World War I.
It happened on eastbound I-44 in Strafford at mile marker 88 around 2:30 this morning.
An area restaurant is encouraging kids to read this summer.
While the summer months are often a quiet time on a college campus, construction is in high gear at Missouri Southern.
North Eastern Oklahoma A&M College believes their student growth percentage success is due to the constant improvements made to the college
Deputies found a juvenile male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his right shoulder lying in a ditch.
South African music fills the streets of downtown Joplin today.
The Joplin Police Department will soon have county dispatch radios.
With construction nearing its end at Galena High School, there is a new feature that was not originally in the plans.
A dedication ceremony took place today in Carl Junction to honor a former assistant superintendent.
City brings in $10 million a year and has just under $2 million in reserves
June unemployment rate at 4.9%, up from May by .1%
The Four State Farm Show is well underway in Pittsburg, but farm equipment isn't the only thing you can get while you're there.
Two groups hold a benefit to help people with medical needs.
Local kids learn about heatlhy eating and recycling at the Pittsburg Farmers' market today.
More than 200 hundred campers are spending there weekend in Pineville.
With the start of school just around the corner, a Joplin business starts a drive to help collect school supplies for kids.
125 local first responders learned different aspects of disaster situations.
House Bill 2874 makes gun license certifications valid for only three years.
The new equipment cost 366 thousand dollars and was funded by the public safety sales tax voters approved last year.
Southeast Kansas welcomes its 40th Annual Four State Farm Show.
You've heard of Johnny Cash, the Man in Black, but Webb City now has its own man in black.
One of the questions facing Carthage voters on August 5th, is a decision on a wastewater bond.
The Joplin Homebuyers Assistance Program is moving their offices downtown.
Golfing, fishing, and boating are hobbies most CEO's like to do in their spare time, but that's not exactly the case for one local CEO.
The creator of Precious Moments comes back to Carthage to perfect one of his masterpieces.
Today, a federal appeals court has ruled that Oklahoma must allow gay couples to marry.
If a fire happened at your home, would your kids know how to escape?
Local officers are reminding residents the importance of locking car doors to prevent crime.
Golden City Harvest Days is this weekend and not only is there a lot of fun to be had at the family festival, they're also working to raise awareness for a good cause.
Hunting for employment can be tough for an older worker whose skills may not match the 21st century job market, but a Missouri program is helping close the gap.
The City of Cherokee is encouraging the community to vote on a new sales tax.
The City of Girard gets more than a million dollars for a road project.
The Joplin Public Library is adding a little magic to the adult summer reading program.
A seminar was held today in Carl Junction to educate the community on financial responsibility
A SUV struck the side of a tractor trailer on AA.
Beimdiek will give three prizes away to non profits.
Kids and adults today discovered their inner artist by learning creative ways they can decorate chocolate-covered treats.
Have you ever wondered what makes it possible to see the lines on the road while driving at night? In this week's Schaer Science, we visit with MoDOT crews to find out just what makes those lines so reflective.
An emergency dispatch issue in Joplin, which caused one man's house to burn down, is now being fixed.
The festival is underway in Barton County.
Bicycling is becoming more and more popular in Joplin.
Carthage hotels are seeing a boost in tourism.
With the summer in full swing, children end up having a lot of free time, but that's not the case in Galena.
The City of Joplin is reaching out to the community about a renewal of the Capital Improvement Sales Tax to fix city roads.
The Joplin School District is looking for bus drivers.
Joplin's Third Thursday Event will have some special visitors this evening.
An area animal shelter is in desperate need of kitty litter.
Several Carl Junction students are helping foster kids transition into a home.
A new business in Joplin is publishing a business directory for the surrounding community in two languages.
The City of Miami is moving forward with the demolition of the B.F. Goodrich Plant.
A house fire in Miami damages a family's home this morning.
Terrell Pepper and Patrick Orender are behind bars after allegedly stealing items from the Burlington Northern Railroad.
Today, an attorney representing Neosho Mayor Richard Davidson releases a statement relating to the lawsuit filed by Councilman Steve Hart against City Attorney Steven Hays and the mayor.
Recently a well known TV personality was called to answer to a panel of US senators about his involvement in certain bogus diet product ads. Attorney Aaron Sachs discusses the controversy in this week's Legally Speaking.
This evening, Southwest Missouri Democrats held a debate on Amendment 1, also known as the "Right to Farm" bill.
Shoppers at Northpark Mall in Joplin may soon be paying more on sales tax when making purchases.
The Neosho square is attracting more customers.
Some law enforcement agencies question whether it's a good idea to stick with a pursuit if it could put the public at risk. But one local sheriff's office doesn't back off pursuits and it's proving successful.
After starting a volunteer program six years ago, the Baxter Springs Emergency Medical Service Team is being recognized for their hard work.
Two Joplin brothers are quite thrilled after hearing they've won a Michael Jackson competition.
Two and half months after an EF-2 tornado hit Baxter Springs, volunteers continue to help with the recovery efforts.
The Neosho High School Cross Country Team is running to the golf course to raise money.
A local animal shelter has received a generous donation to help complete their surgical center.
The fall semester is still a month away, but Missouri Southern's president is already looking forward to August 18th and beyond.
The event will be held this Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
The group will help seniors prepare a living will, make estate plans along with other documents.
The AARP organization along with the Freeman Health Center are helping local senior citizens brush up on their driving skills.
The Webb City Bright Futures program is collecting school supplies for less fortunate kids.
The Nevada Police Department teams up with Missouri Southern State University for field sobriety training.
In tonight's Tracking Progress, we begin breaking down how the City of Joplin is using 45 million dollars granted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. One way, is by funding the newly established Joplin Homeowner Rehabilitation Program.
John Vincent was diagnosed this past fall with a terminal brain tumor. Now, thanks to the Dream Foundation, he has the chance to do something he's always wanted to do.
The roundabout at Route 43 and Route 171, better known as Stone's Corner, is now open for traffic.
Area kids are getting a hands-on experience while discovering the world of robotics at Pittsburg State University.
Several groups are teaming up with local churches to help the community in Southeast Kansas.
Nevada residents and employees are starting to see progress in a big city project.
More Joplin businesses are moving downtown.
An upcoming softball game is helping raise funds for area children.
A local event will have the Pittsburg community toasting for a good cause.
Crowder College staff in Neosho are preparing new housing quarters for students this fall.
Crowder College has been given a very generous donation.
Several thousand fish in Neosho are getting a bath.
The Nevada City Council is looking over one of the city's personnel codes.
A Pittsburg High School program is being nationally recognized for helping students graduate.
A federal grant program could mean a tech upgrade for local police.
A Monday evening fire in Joplin is being investigated as arson.
The Missouri state treasurer is warning residents about websites scamming people looking for unclaimed property.
The Missouri governor decides the fate of a couple of proposed laws dealing with what students learn in school and how they're kept safe while in class.
He's requesting as much as $500,000 in punitive damages against the two city officials.
In tonight's Phillip's File re-visted, we look at a Neosho man bringing back the memory of the wild west.
A town hall meeting in Neosho to update the public on the future of the city takes an unexpected turn.
Tonight is the premiere of a new segment called Mitchell's Money Minute. We aim to answer your questions about all things related to money.
The Wallace-Bajjali Firm informs the Joplin City Council tonight on how the development projects are going.
Fred Pickett Junior, 34, could be sentenced up to 30 years in federal prison without parole, plus pay a fine up to $250,000.
Two crafty girls from Neosho are using their skills to raise money for children in need.
An approved new landfill is raising questions and concerns among Cherokee County residents.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross have been busy the last two months.
OCC is giving their classrooms a new look to create a better learning environment for students.
Miami City Council members are pricing how much a new civic center could cost.
Several Miami students had a chance to show off their creativity at an art camp.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami has a new leader for its agriculture department.
The Kansas Department of Commerce announces the recipients of the Community Service Tax Credit Program Award today.
Statistics show four-out-of five car seats are installed incorrectly.
The Newton County Commissioners Office is implementing signs to help motorists be more aware of their surroundings.
Pitt State University is working to improve the environment by reducing the use of plastic bottles.
Southeast Kansas residents hold a special meeting to oppose a landfill in northwest Riverton.
Program will take place from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Barton County Senior Center
Joplin residents will have a chance to get their car seats checked to make sure they are safe.
Monday the Joplin City Council will meet with the city's master developer to get updates on their projects.
Joplin residents can drop off their tree limbs for free next Saturday, July 19th.
Many gathered today to celebrate a local historical figure.
Dozens of children race to the finish line in Pittsburg's Big Brothers, Big Sisters Try-Athlon.
Volunteers help staff move into the new St. Mary's Elementary School, which was destroyed by the May 2011 tornado.
Asking for community input on various topics and issues in Southeast Kansas
A cyberattack in the computerized test didn't allow some students to finish the test.
A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang is taking place in Joplin.
Pittsburg Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is holding a triathlon this weekend for children.
Pittsburg leaders are working to better understand a recent economic study published by the Kelce Business School at Pitt State University.
Neosho Christian School programs are expanding and so is their building.
Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar is upgrading equipment needed for surgery on kids.
Dozens of bikers ride their motorcycles through Parsons today in honor of past and present U.S. soldiers.
The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is honored for their environmental efforts.
History buffs will soon enjoy a new film detailing George Washington Carver's life.
In Parsons this weekend, things are getting fishy at Tolen Creek.
Mike Hightower has been the public works director for more than 32 years.
A local farmer's market will feature a chance to try food from around the world.
Bacteria levels in a local creek have been lower this summer compared to past years.
A program designed to help cover the costs of medication for the elderly and disabled in Missouri gets a three year extension.
Robert Rex is charged with two felony counts of lewd or indecent acts of a child.
Urinary incontinence affects more and more women as they age. Experts say while help is available, many of those patients are just living with it.
Attorney Aaron Sachs Discusses the controversy surrounding Mitch Williams in this week's Legally Speaking.
In this week's Schaer Science, we visit the Kansas Polymer Research Center at Pittsburg State University to learn about a fairly new science called polymer chemistry.
In the wake of mass shootings from Columbine to Sandy Hook, Pittsburg public schools are practicing new ways to be prepared for a crisis.
A local cowboy is showing sheep and shaping nails with the help of his new invention.
There's a new kind of medical practice in Neosho, providing patients with another health care option.
Authorities are hoping technology and a little help from the public can help them identify a woman who died in Newton County more than 20 years ago.
A Pittsburg State construction professor is receiving an award thanks to hard work and leadership.
George Washington Carver National Monument is holding its 71st Annual Carver Day this Saturday.
A growing number of fatal crashes nationwide are being caused by drug use, including prescriptions.
Students at Cottey College now have more options to choose from when deciding a major.
An area car dealership is helping seniors keep cool this summer.
A unique motor home club is pulling into Carthage for the weekend and they're turning some heads.
Workers at the humane society have issued an emergency request for help with their pets.
It's that time of year again when taking a trip down memory lane is best in the park.
Roper Honda in Joplin has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross.
A Neosho lawmaker hopes voters will back his right to farm amendment on the ballot next month.
Here's a chance for Newton County residents to know more about their city government.
Hundreds of Newton County properties could soon go on the auction block.
Meteorologist Ray Foreman has set out on a mission to learn how to fly a plane. With the help of Alpha Air Center he's soaring to new heights.
Pittsburg police will be receiving new technology to increase the department's efficiency.
With the Kansas Shrine Bowl just a couple weeks away, Southeast Kansas businesses and officials are gearing up in anticipation for a lot of tourists visiting the area.
A local princess is holding court, and it's not with knights and jesters.
A well known symbol no longer exists on Barton County's famous square.
A Joplin organization is in need of volunteers who can teach English as a second language to adults.
Big Brothers Big Sisters are encouraging families to get out and get fit this weekend.
If you're heading to the Newton County Fair tonight, you might want to check out the ranch rodeo right down the street.
As we head into the hottest time of year, Empire District Electric is offering a few energy saving tips.
The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses to help welcome new teachers to the school district.
The City of Joplin now has measles shots in stock.
The Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity welcomes their 86th family home since the 2011 tornado.
Missouri officials finalize the list of projects to be funded by a proposed statewide sales tax.
The Joplin Police Department releases the results of a recent DWI checkpoint.
Crime is up 16 percent compared to the first six months of 2013.
Hundreds of area kids are heading to Carthage to compete in the annual Jasper County Youth Fair.
While students are still thinking about summer vacation, business has continued on at Crowder College.
A dime size bug can take a big bite out of local farmer's profits.
A firefighter from Wisconsin makes a stop in Joplin today as he attempts to bike across the country.
Residents in Pierce City learn the fate of their city post office tonight at a public meeting.
The City of Joplin hired Texas based Wallace Bajjali as the city's master developer 18 months ago. Since then, company partners have announced various projects with the goal of improving the quality of life in Joplin.
A 10-year-old Girard boy is battling a disease that is causing his family to face financial difficulties.
A petition drive asking the State of Missouri to audit money spent by the City of Joplin reaches the next step.
A Joplin woman is taking on a national chain in connection to the deaths of her family members.
The Boys and Girls Club of Joplin is now seeking Americorps members.
Two local brothers are continuing a family farm tradition with hard work and dedication.
Oxford Healthcare in Joplin is distributing 100 box fans to area seniors age 65 and over this week.