The Kansas Supreme Court issued an order that clears the way for same-sex marriage.
A children's book author helps students at White Rock Elementary read and write through creative resources.
Officers with the Nevada Police Department will soon have a new address.
Pittsburg State University's MBA Association has made a major impact on the city.
A potential bond proposal has been put on hold for Commerce public schools.
The Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland Board of Directors have approved to continue renovations at Camp Mintahama.
Nine Pittsburg State University faculty members will have their most recent artwork displayed in a new exhibit in the university gallery.
Area elementary students are raising money to stay fit and healthy.
Missouri's minimum wage will be going up in just six weeks.
A recent Missouri law is making a big dent in sales of a meth precursor drug.
As the temperatures drop, the demand for heating equipment goes up.
Newton County Christmas for Kids Program is selling raffle tickets to help purchase presents.
A tree of donations will help Northeast Oklahoma children have a merry Christmas this year.
Deer hunters across Missouri had a big open this past weekend.
The Miami Public School District is in need of school bus drivers.
A long time law official is turning in his handcuffs for a new kind of management.
Parents dodged a bullet this past Monday with many schools staying open. However, later this winter, they might not be as lucky.
Local law enforcement officers learn how to better detect and handle human trafficking cases.
Roy Bland is in the Benton County Jail for having child pornography on his computer.
Matthew Grotheer is in custody at the Crawford County Jail for aggravated battery and assault.
Ron King is scheduled to be sentenced in February of next year.
There have now been 10 American patients treated for the Ebola virus. While only a small fraction of medical workers have dealt with those cases, training is gearing up across the country.
As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, KODE's Bryan McLoone decided to do a little shopping today to find out how much a meal for 10 will cost Missouri shoppers this year.
Monday night at the Joplin City Council meeting, Wallace-Bajjali officials gave updates on their on-going projects.
More than 530 victims of domestic violence have used the Lafayette House in Joplin for support and shelter this year. So, a class at Missouri Southern State University is teaching students that all females deserve to feel safe.
Two Joplin men have to attend several birthday parties a week, and they make sure to bring a few hundred balloons.
Owners at Casa Montez in Joplin have taken spicy to the next level.
Big Hill Lake in Parsons will soon be a major tourist destination.
Missouri Southern State University is helping student entrepreneurs get a jump start on their careers this week.
Thousands of shoe boxes are being filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene products for children in need overseas.
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement for an aggressive "Click it or Ticket" mobilization.
City hall starts a new budget with extra money in the bank.
Salvation Army bell ringers are needed in Miami.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami is hosting its annual job and transfer fair.
With single digit temperatures predicted for tonight, it's important to remember our four legged friends.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture encourages everyone to use caution when purchasing firewood.
Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg was recognized as a top performer on key quality measures.
Grove police officers want to keep you safe.
The meal will be served this Saturday, November 22nd.
The state of emergency is expected to last 30 days, unless it needs to be extended.
Dean Kruithof says he has a common vision when it comes to building economic growth in the city.
The state of Kansas has established a plan in dealing with ebola patients.
On average, about 20 people a minute in the U.S. are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner. Some are lucky and find help, while others leave a grieving family behind. In Part 1 of a special report, we hear how domestic violence has impacted the lives of a victim and the family of a lost loved one.
Missouri Congressman Billy Long says the main focus in Washington is to help people get jobs.
All residents are being encouraged to check on their current program to ensure they are receiving the lowest prices for prescription drugs.
Assistance for low income households is available through March.
Due to the inclement weather, the Joplin Police Department has initiated emergency road conditions. Under these conditions, the department asks all drivers to only venture out if it is absolutely necessary.
Now that the Republicans have taken over the House and Senate, Missouri Congressman Billy Long says quote, "hopefully things get done."
Everyone is being encouraged to apply, or update their information if they signed up last year.
Con-way Truckload in Joplin is increasing its number of veteran hires throughout 2015.