The Carthage Fire Department is investigating a fire at the the former A&W building.
Report done by Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research
48th year for the festival in Carthage
For many of us, a job is a big part of our lives. But a fraction of the population is living jobless and homeless.
Carthage students take a break from agriculture books to get hands-on experience with farm life.
Two artists are testing their skills on the Carthage square.
A local city gets $6 million to create a wildlife habitat on the outskirts of town, but the project isn't just for the birds.
Southeast Kansas elementary schools visit the Cato Historical Preservation Friday morning.
A local shelter experiencing budget cuts, is receiving a large donation just in time.
The smell of bratwursts are surrounding a historical square in Southwest Missouri.
The Newton County Tourism Council receives an award from the Missouri Division of Tourism.
The Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Women of Distinction Calendar.
The Newton County Tourism Council unveils a new piece of artwork at the Neosho Fish Hatchery.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the blood lead levels of children from Ottawa County are at an all-time low.
In light of the recent murder of an Arkansas realtor, local agents are learning ways to protect themselves on the job.
Glenn Redburn of El Dorado Springs was pronounced dead at the scene.
Community members are getting an inside look into the lives of Missouri Highway Patrol troopers through a training course.
Lowe's employees in Joplin give out free pumpkins for children in the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri.
Southwest Missouri Democrats held a "Rocking the Vote" event as a part of Joplin's Third Thursday activities.
One organization is holding a rummage sale to raise money for missions.
More than two dozen artists from around the country are visiting Carthage to paint.
A Joplin man is arrested for abusing his girlfriend's 2-month-old child.
Whether it's changing flat tires or helping with a chili cookoff, a local student isn't afraid to share his time with others who need a hand.
A hospital in Barton County started the Christmas shopping season early with a huge accessory sale.
An area pharmacy is helping people stay healthy with a monthly meeting.
Local Halloween stores are already selling out of some of this year's most popular costumes.
Thousands of Missourians participated in a statewide earthquake drill.
The Labette County 911 Dispatch gets a new system that may result in a tax increase.
Several environmental groups unveil a plan to clean up Spring River this afternoon.
The Good Samaritan in Lamar receives a match for match grant.
The Southwest Missouri Special Olympics is striking out the competition.
The Parsons Veterans of Foreign Wars is encouraging high school students to participate in an essay contest.
A year has passed since Jeff Slama was murdered in his Newton County home and investigators are still looking for the killer.
Because of the Royals winning streak in the playoffs, Royals fever is sweeping across the Four States.
With the recent cool days and shorter daylight, trees in the Four States are now beginning to show some color.
Bourbon County residents can now sign up for a new alert system to get information on all county wide emergencies.
Pittsburg State University will now offer a new graduate degree in polymer chemistry.
October is Depression Awareness Month and with colder weather and the holidays on its way, experts say this is the time where most people can become depressed.
Galena city leaders are planning to finish phase two of their Downtown Restoration Project.
A committee is asking Joplin residents for their input on how they would like to recognize the five year anniversary of the May 2011 tornado.
Jason Fury is charged with first degree assault and armed criminal action.
U.S. Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins speaks with Rotary Club members in Fort Scott Wednesday morning.
A Miami organization is helping people build up their resources for a better life.
Jasper County deputies pay it forward to a 7-year-old boy who battled leukemia.
The school district received a $10,000 grant from America's Farmers Grow Rural Education.
A heart attack can happen at any place, any time. According to cardiologists, time is muscle.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announces more than $1 million in grants will be given to domestic violence support centers in the state.
Barton County Memorial Hospital celebrates its 65th year in service.
The Miami Community Crisis Center is now accepting reservations for one of their annual events.
Attorney General Chris Koster announced a settlement with U.S. Steel for natural resource damages in connection with a northwest Jasper County site from the 1920's.