Louis Morgan is a favorite among students and faculty at Baxter Springs High School.
The McDonald County Library will be hurting if proposed budget cuts in Missouri become a reality. Governor Jay Nixon wants to save the state $6 million next fiscal year by reducing funds for libraries.
A local high school band will soon be on a Disney soundtrack.
More than a thousand athletes are in Joplin this weekend for a couple of regional competitions.
A local antique shop employee says one of their vendors bought a political pin for $30, but it was worth $20,000.
Barton County businesses get a chance to show off what they can do at the annual Barton County Business Expo in Lamar.
The Neosho Area Fire Protection District breaks ground today for its new fire station.
Walmart officials announced this week they plan on giving 40% of their employees a raise.
Kansas teens may see an increase in patrol officers near their schools.
A local neighborhood is a step closer to joining the National Register of Historic Places.
Carthage city officials have declared February 16th through the 20th "Carthage R-9 School Foundation Days."
The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a prom and pageant dress resale.
Area legislators tour a local job center to see how it's helping residents get to work.
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins makes several stops in Southeast Kansas today to gauge how voters feel about several issues.
The donation of two brand new cars means students at Pittsburg State University will have the knowledge they need to enter the workforce.
Neosho elementary students are using a new technology program to spark their learning.
Pittsburg State University students have had their opportunity this week to purchase tickets to hear an address by former First Lady Laura Bush and now the public will get their turn.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that Leggett & Platt Adjustable Bed Group will expand in Joplin.
State Auditor Tom Schweich will present the results of the Joplin School District audit on Tuesday, March 3 at 5:00 p.m.
Eric talks to Superintendent Dr. Anthony Rossetti about Webb City Schools.
Hank Rotten Jr. talks to John Roderique of Webb City High School about the new facilities for Webb City sports teams.
A recent survey asked patients at Barton County Memorial Hospital to rate their experience at the facility, and the patients had very good things to say.
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Pittsburg school administrators are looking for answers to deal with an overcrowding issue.
One local business has already broken its record from last year on shamrock purchases to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Choices Medical Clinic in Joplin says one out of every three patients they see has a sexually transmitted disease.
A diagnosis of breast cancer is difficult news for a patient to get. But one local operation hopes to help soften the blow, offering everything from wigs to a prosthesis.
Students had a chance to get out of the classroom and learn a high flying lesson.
Should a state be able to dictate what kind of clothing citizens can wear? Attorney Aaron Sachs discusses a controversial proposal making waves in Oklahoma in this week's Legally Speaking.
During Black History Month we are exploring the "Journey," 450 years of the African American experience.
Sarcoxie city leaders are asking for your help hiring their next police officer. After three years working for the town, their police K-9 is ready to retire.
MEs Place Soul Food Cafe in Joplin is mostly known for its delectable fried chicken. Tonight, we introduce the owner of MEs Place, who was once the mayor of Joplin.
Students in Nevada are taking what they learn in the classroom and applying it in a real world setting.
Community leaders in Pittsburg are working to make Crawford County a healthier place to live.
A roughly $15,000 project is now complete at the Miami Regional Airport.
Mark Twain Elementary School in Carthage has a new playground thanks to a recent donation.
Missouri's Secretary of State Jason Kander announced today he's running for United States senator.
The Oklahoma Tourism Department has a new African American history and culture guide on its website.
A century of Joplin history was in the spotlight today as the Gryphon Building hit its 100th anniversary.
Several workshops at a local university could help you update your technology skills.
A Pittsburg State University professor is now a Grammy award winner.
The Miami Police Department Chaplain Corps held a training course in Grove today.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has filed an appeal to the ruling that education funding in his state is inadequate.
A sin tax proposal by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is getting little support in the legislature.
Coffeyville Police are investigating an alleged shooting that occurred early Thursday morning.
Hank talks to Brad Belk, Executive Director of the Joplin Museum Complex, about the history of Joplin's Gryphon Building on its 100th anniversary.
Tanya and Miranda Smith talk to Carla about the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and how the refuge began.
The Local News Today crew takes a look at some of their old photos.
Hank previews some upcoming events in the Four State area.
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