A Miami fire destroys a gym that's been a second home to many athletes for years.
Nearly 15 years after the tragic Columbine High School shooting, students in Southeast Kansas hear from a victim's father.
This helps prepare students and teachers for severe weather season.
Secretary Jason Kander talked about the importance of entrepreneurship and fostering local job growth.
A vegetarian diet focuses more on greens and whole grains, which ultimately effects the heart.
Many Joplin residents lost trees during the May 2011 tornado, but a partnership is helping put those trees back in place.
This Saturday, the team will give a portion of their proceeds to help benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
This years total was $500 more than last years promotion.
Felix Wright donated $100,000 to the Carthage R-9 School Foundation to acquire naming rights for the special education portion of the district's new facility.
Students are celebrating Reading Week with therapy dogs.
A student club at Joplin High School will be competing in a national competition this spring.
The auction helps the sports department offset the sports teams expenses.
People in Kansas who receive a tax refund can donate a portion of their refund to support the arts.
The online associate of applied science degree in health information technology was given national accreditation by the commission for health informatics and information management education.
The Attorney General's Office found that a woman working for a New Orleans based fundraiser had been taking donated money for the Joplin Tornado Relief Fund and using it for personal use.
Galena firefighters have now responded to seven structure fires since December.
The hospital is encouraging their employees to eat better and to be more physically fit.
City officials want to make sure citizens can react quickly to any storm in Joplin.
Dancing With Our Stars in Nevada will raise funds for Vernon County cancer relief and the Nevada R-5 Relay for Life.
Many Catholics are celebrating Ash Wednesday by giving up something they enjoy.
A Carthage restaurant is holding a special fundraiser for a former employee's family.
Nevada city leaders approve relocating a city water main for Cottey College to build a multi-million dollar facility.
A local art exhibit is now accepting artist applications for its 2014 event.
The university will conclude its Apple Day Celebration tomorrow by having an Apple Day convocation.
Carthage school leaders will hold a groundbreaking for the facility next week.
Cottey College in Nevada is offering a new scholarship for second and third year students.
Dan Ashe met with the public and officials to talk about the facility's operation.
Paul Gates, 56, was sentenced 5 years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
In Afton, residents weighed in on a $1.6 million issue.
Mercy Hospital is getting a specialized facility for newborns in Joplin.
An on-campus exhibit at Pittsburg State University demonstrates stereotypes to the community.
The students participating were born in the year 2000, so they had to research someone famous from the 20th century.
The Carthage Humane Society is getting national exposure in a web series launched by PetSmart Charities.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths result at homes without a working smoke alarm.
Students at Pittsburg Community Middle School learned how to have a better presence online.
Gina Salazar has been sentenced to two years unsupervised probation for her role in the 2012 death of her infant daughter.
Your old pair of shoes could help change lives in another country.
The City of Joplin is currently accepting potential transportation projects that are needed around Joplin.
Delaware County district attorney has been provided new evidence. This give authorities reasonable doubt that Weeks committed the crime.
The 5 year campaign helped raise their largest sum of money in their 130 year history.
Former Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr speaks about the investigation and his firing.
He discussed how this incident has effected his family and calls the investigation inaccurate and false.
Joplin City Council votes to pay the $82,000 dollar invoice from the investigation which led to the firing of Former City Manager Mark Rohr.
The opening of the new Mercy Hospital could mean more cost for one local organization.
Freeman Neosho Hospital is providing patients with even more care without having to travel.
People were given a short stack for a donation to CMN and the money will go to help families with sick children.
Next weekend we will spring forward one hour, and some people may have trouble adjusting to the time change.
Chemicals that you use to treat a icy driveway can burn their paws and cause permanent damage.
The fire started in the garage area and is considered a total loss.
Derrik Jones of Moundville is behind bars following a pursuit that lead to shots fired.
Crowder College has announced its room and board rates for next semester.
Matthew Casas was charged in federal court with receiving and distributing child pornography.
Kansas February revenue receipts beat expectations by $97.6 million.
The FBI is asking the public to help fight fraud and public corruption throughout Kansas.
The new bill is expected to save many lives.
The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam.
A Wyandotte K9 dog is receiving a bullet and stab proof vest thanks to a national Groupon campaign.
Essential items are flying off shelves at local grocery stores.
Slick roads are to blame for a crash that killed a teenage girl and injured three others.
The proposed resolution says that Missouri has some of the lowest electric rates in the nation due to the high availability of coal.
Open enrollment in the Missouri Health Insurance marketplace ends March 31st.
How to protect your pets during cold weather.
Local women now have a chance to get the shingles vaccination for a cheap cost.
Representatives with Empire District Electric Company are also asking that you stay off the roads if they're too slick.
With winter weather on its way to the four states, Joplin police officers are reminding you to take extra caution on the roads.
Experts say the Internet can be a good resource for those seeking help with eating disorders, but it can also be harmful.
Four states children got a chance to learn self-defense today.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 50% of girls in the U.S. have unhealthy eating habits such as vomiting or skipping meals.
Missouri House Bill 1092 helps individuals in family and social services by extending the time period for child abuse cases so a proper investigation can be made.
Tim Corntassel has been delivering main in Miami for three decades.
With a winter storm watch in effect for counties throughout the Four States, a local electric company says the conditions might cause power outages.
There are more than 6,000 kinds of these diseases, so rare you've never heard of them.
A Southeast Kansas girl granted her own birthday wish at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
Mardi Gras is next week and our four legged friends are even getting into the spirit.
Seneca is a petroleum and hazardous materials handling company in Des Moines, Iowa.
K9 "Axo" is retiring from active duty after seven years of service with the sheriff's office.
House Bill 1173 would cap non-economic damages at no more than $350,000.
Joplin police took just a dozen reports last year.
The meeting will discuss the need for a new jail and how it will be funded.
After a vehicle pursuit, officials took Jasper Loren Hedges into custody.
David Vanwinkle admits to embezzling almost $5 million from his employer.
The scammer tells the victim they have won $2 million from Publishing Clearing House sweepstakes.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. Fire crews say they're not sure how much damage the flames caused.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 21% of teenage drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2011 were distracted by cell phones.
With the recent kidnapping and murder cases of Adriaunna Horton and Hailey Owens, parents are searching for preventative measures to protect their children.
Police say alcohol-involved accidents account for just under half of all traffic fatalities, that's why the owners of JB's Piano Bar are rewarding drivers who leave their building sober.
The project will include transmission lines for energy from wind turbines.
Fort Scott is working to quiet the trains that come through the city.
The organization wants to build a half-mile walking trail behind their building.
Curbside recycling service would be offered twice a month, and would include most recyclable items except glass.
A Catholic nun is spreading her faith across several languages.
A small town band travels beyond the Four States to show of their musical talent.
An area hospital is recognized for being one of the healthiest place to work in the area.
More than 700 high school students visit Pittsburg State University for the annual Science Day
The students were given a free dress day in exchange for a donation to Art Feeds.
Doctor David Stephens is moving on to the Vilonia School District in Arkansas.
William Toney was sentenced to more than 7 years in the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Families staying at Joplin's Ronald McDonald House get a little lesson in reading.
Research shows nearly 24 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.
Instead of the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, the Kansas Technology Center at Pittsburg State University used a handsaw to cut a wooden ribbon.
Detectives say residents should be very cautious when using websites like Craigslist.
The challenge consists of 20 collegiate teams designing, building, and operating solar-powered houses.
February 26th is designated as a day where students and faculty help spread awareness, letting others know bullying is not tolerated.
Students in Southeast Kansas get the chance to learn skills outside the classroom.
A local man has stepped in to collect donations, so the family can start putting the pieces back together.
A truck route in a Joplin neighborhood is raising concerns for local residents.
Students at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in Joplin placed first in a recent math competition.
The state requires that you submit a list of personal property to the county assessor by March 1st each year.
In Jasper County alone, it cost $2.2 million to house inmates last year.
The new equipment will allow firefighters to respond faster and safely to emergencies.
The Joplin Board of Education has decided to get rid of the mobile classroom located at the old Duenweg Elementary School.
The charges stem from the 2013 murder of Christy Wiles.
Dustin Joe Showalter, 36, Fred Lewis Pickett, Jr., 34, Brittany Aulden Barnes, 22, Gary L. Mitchell, Jr., 34, and Russell Lamar Green, 35, all currently or formerly of Joplin, were charged in a series of indictments.
Webb City residents gathered for a question-and-answer session with city officials about a proposed new public aquatic facility.
Their goal is to come up with a plan to present to the Joplin City Council about whether or not to renew the current capital improvement sales tax.
The Carthage Area United Way is 99% toward reaching their campaign goal to help area agencies.
The League City, Texas City Council voted unanimously tonight to hire Rohr as their new city manager.
The Joplin Globe has filed a lawsuit against the City of Joplin for the full report investigating council members.
A Lamar nonprofit receives a 20,000 dollar donation.
The $1.5 million dollar project includes new offices and two new classrooms for an early childhood development center.
Depending on weather, the school building will be ready in August of 2014.
A local student is being honored by the City of Pittsburg.
Some of the stores that failed include the Beverage Shop, Casey's on Neosho Blvd., and Kwik Mart on Mckinney.
Missouri state leaders face a two billion dollar problem as they crunch numbers for the 2015 budget.
A Missouri Southern State University student is reliving some fond memories from before the Joplin tornado.
Students at Missouri Southern State University are a lot less stressed this week.
People in Southeast Kansas get a free health check-up today.
Candidates have until March 25th at 5 p.m. to file for the election.
John Gagliardo and George Washington were indicted on mail and wire fraud in May of last year.
Andrew Lewis, 29, of Pittsburg now faces two counts of arson.
A Joplin woman will go to prison on charges of abusing her son.
Residents in and around Joplin got a chance to learn how to spot a storm coming their way.
Production in the cattle industry is low, which may affect your wallet.
A study on a highway in Parsons could lead to city development changes.
The Candy House in Joplin hosted more than 25 people from various chocolate companies across the country today.
Auxiliary members will be in two person patrols in personal vehicles.
Pittsburg State University considered its tobacco policy after a student referendum in 2012 showed support for having a tobacco free campus.
Labette County has a new campaign to help educate parents on teen substance abuse.
The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri is seeing major improvements in their kids' reading levels.
This means MSSU will continue to have the lowest in-state tuition for a four year university in Missouri.
An upcoming job fair is hoping to hire more than a 150 new workers.
An address confidentiality program is helping survivors of domestic violence stay safe.
The Barton County Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few new board members.
The deputy clerk is assembling absentee ballots in preparation to mail them out tomorrow.
Final approval would mean decreases for income and corporate taxes.
They claim that Clayton has mental issues stemming from a brain injury at a sawmill back in 1972.
Nicholas believes voters should choose him on election day due to his diverse background in the court system.
Emergency officials remind you about a storm spotter class that will happen tomorrow in Joplin.
A local organization gears up for a competition that requires you to get covered in paint.
Hundreds of bowlers from across Missouri come to Joplin this weekend to help out those in need.
A facility just opened in Joplin to help young homeless women get back on their feet.
Mercy Hospital has a campaign going to raise 15 million dollars towards its new hospital.
Joplin residents hold a candlelight vigil to remember the girl who was kidnapped and killed in Springfield last week.
A major fire destroys a Grove business.
The finest in jazz and art filled Carl Junction Friday evening
North Eastern Oklahoma A&M College is hosting a special Native American conference this weekend.
An event in the Four States brings hundreds of vendors to the area.
A local organization is making the most of what they say is an unfortunate situation.
With new infrastructure, there are streets within the city that were not designed to handle high volumes of traffic.
County leaders are still making plans to implement the Certified Work-Ready Program in southeast Kansas.
A Pittsburg man is arrested for possession of marijuana and stolen property.
The Golden Lion Award is recognizing a local high school senior who has spent countless hours volunteering at a national monument in Southwest Missouri.
With storm season right around the corner, emergency officials are warning you to be prepared.
An Arkansas man is dead following a one vehicle crash in Delaware County.
Richard Copeland has held that position for 32-years and is not seeking reelection.
This week he's visited 80 out of 105 counties in Kansas.
Finishing touches are being made to a local assisted living community.
Donna Grove, who currently holds the office, will not be seeking reelection.
Currently, there is no protocol or time frame in which an inmate must be executed.
A local blood drive helps replenish the national blood supply.
The ground breaking ceremony took place today for the Wilson's new home.
A new academic plan at a Southeast Kansas college helps students do better in school.
Police officers will no longer be patrolling Neosho school facilities.
The Jasper County emergency preparedness director suggests making sure you know where to shelter, not only at home, but also at other sites you frequently visit.
Pittsburg State University has seen a slight increase in students on campus this semester.
A Joplin hair salon remembers a Springfield girl who was kidnapped and murdered earlier this week.
Vernon County deputies helped the bomb squad transport explosives from an enclosed container that had been turned over to the sheriff's office.
A man charged with the murder and kidnapping of Hailey Owens makes his first appearance via web cam at the Greene County Courthouse.
Mike Woolston has sent an open records request to the city asking for a complete copy of the recent investigation which alleges he has committed an ethical violation.
The Economic Development Corporation for Cherokee County has placed gaming for Southeast Kansas at the top of their agenda.
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is launching an effort to keep teens safer on the road.
Robert Whisner is charged with one count of second degree domestic assault, armed criminal action and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.
Police urge parents to teach their children how to recognize dangerous situations and get out of them safely.
Local students in Southeast Kansas get a lesson beyond their books.
An area retailer is giving away scholarships to students who give back to their community.
A few hundred future inventors were in Miami for an annual science fair.
Nevada first responders will soon have more space to do their job more effectively.
A leading paint manufacturer tours a revitalized portion of Joplin's downtown area.
At the meeting, a presentation on the city of Joplin's Capital Improvements Sales Tax was made.
The Missouri Ethics Commission is reprimanding Seneca School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Wilmoth.
Dr. Patricia Wilson turned in her resignation letter last week.
Officers will be held responsible for providing battered women or men with more resources that law enforcement usually don't take care of.
The Joplin Convention and Visitor's Bureau continues to make the city a more attractive place to visit.
Southeast Kansas organization serves up a community feast for a good cause.
Joplin's former city manager is a finalist for a similar job in Texas.
Stacey McKinney plead no contest Wednesday to a felony charge of leaving the scene of a collision resulting in the death of her former boyfriend, Lynn Foreman,
Formal charges are filed in the disappearance and murder of a Springfield girl.
A little girl in Joplin gave up birthday presents so that she could help others in need.
The City of Joplin is in the process of adopting a new way for businesses to get their liquor license faster.
The closure occurring at the end of March, will displace 33 people. Of that number, 22 are children.