Timothy Hoyt of Bella Vista is charged in a four count indictment.
Kelli and Brian Benefiel, both of Carthage, were taken in to custody Thursday around 11 p.m.
Friday night kicks off your chance to travel back to Christmas in merry old England.
Members of the Quapaw Tribe hold a grand opening for a new wellness center that's more than 6,000 square feet.
Nationally, retail sales have risen .7 percent this year.
No one was hurt in the fire, but the family does not have insurance.
The Southern District Court of Missouri ruled unanimously to uphold a decision made last year in Newton County Circuit Court.
It's been two decades since Bob Grant took over as a state representative in Southeast Kansas, now his career is coming to an end.
The About Our Kids program has been helping kids for 14 years and now they're giving the community a chance to become a youth sponsor.
Missouri Southern State University has been named one of the top colleges in Missouri for shaping the next generation.
A Joplin artist is spotlighted for his origami artwork at the Post Memorial Art Museum inside the Joplin Public Library.
The toys will be donated to the Salvation Army, while the professionals begin planning for next year's community service projects.
Three teens are in custody for allegedly robbing a woman of her purse in the parking lot of Northpark Mall.
Entries are now being accepted through their website and you may submit your pictures through May 4th of next year.
The decision came after the school board saw McCune's enrollment decrease over the years and was losing the district revenue.
It is recommended that children and even teenagers get at least 10 hours of sleep each night.
With colder temperatures expected in the upcoming months, heating your homes could increase your energy bill.
The Supreme Court voted unanimously, ruling against a Kansas state court decision that overturned the conviction and death sentence of Scott Cheever.
Provisional autopsy results show George Glisar, 54, of Weir died of smoke inhalation.
A new bank opening in Galena is helping to shape tens of millions of dollars in economic development in Southeast Kansas.
Students sang several Christmas songs and visited with people staying there.
Hundreds of students will now have food on the weekend thanks to a large donation from a Joplin business.
The collection is at Joplin City Hall for the Christmas window display until the first of the year.
It's rare for a high school band to travel for away football games, but one local marching band is not letting the distance stop them.
Registration is now open online to business owners who are looking to reserve a table for the event.
Missouri lawmakers are already setting their sights on potential laws for 2014.
Nearly 120 volunteers, including NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne, helped rebuild the home.
The Carthage Police Chief says autopsy results show the death of Raymond Ritchhart was a homicide.
David Holman of rural La Russell is in custody.
Hundreds of Conway employees and their families go shopping tonight for a good cause.
While this event is free to the public, people are able to make donations that go to purchase gift cards for the Salvation Army.
After the Joplin 2011 tornado, partners Will Westmoreland and Brian Malcolm decided to open up a call center company to help restore jobs.
Many of the main roads and highways were clear by late morning and officials say the sunshine today played a large role in advancing their efforts.
Taxi cab drivers say if you know you're going to need a ride, it's always best to schedule a pickup or drop off the day before, especially with icy roadways.
The delay allowed work crews to clear the roads and the university to deice the sidewalks.
Clark Griswald may have some competition when it comes to Christmas light decorations.
It is a healthy and effective way to help reduce pet overpopulation.
The winter storm has left many cars stuck and that means tow truck companies have been busy.
The commission accepted a bid from All-State Tower out of Kentucky for the relocation project.
Volunteers with the group say more than 100 families have already spent three holiday seasons in apartments or temporary housing.
Jasper County commissioners move forward to make a railroad crossing safer in Jasper.
Local children now have a new place to drop off their letters to Santa Claus.
As federal workers scramble to fix a faulty healthcare website, a Missouri senator says he's confident those problems will be resolved, but that there are bigger issues.
Advocates submitted 10 proposed petitions to the Missouri Secretary of State's Office.
The City has been notified by Republic Services that due to road conditions today they will not be picking up the Tuesday residential trash route.
Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than December 31, 2013
Carthage Police Officers and paramedics responded to 1237 Douglas Court around 6pm Monday.
The Pittsburg community remembers those they lost tonight through a Christmas tree.
Christina Haidle and her roommate, Beth Williams, were both charged after Williams' three year old daughter was rushed to the hospital with extreme malnutrition.
There were 385 crimes reported in Joplin last month, the exact number as the month before.
According to a Rutgers survey, tourists spend an average of $30 when visiting businesses along Route 66.
Hundreds of MODOT drivers have been working overtime to clear the roadways since Friday, and it doesn't seem like they'll catch a break anytime soon.
Local law enforcement officers will be cracking down on drinking and driving as the holiday season gets underway.
The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is strongly urging the community to donate blood this week.
Some rare toys are on display in Carl Junction this month.
The shelter emptied half of their kennels over the weekend, which has never happened in their new facility.
Pittsburg residents should expect some road closures due to construction projects.
A Newton County judge sentenced Elizabeth Farnam to four years behind bars.
A spokesperson for Missouri American Water says all the breaks were caused by the cold weather shifting the ground around the pipes.
It's the third month in a row to increase in what's been a year bouncing back and forth between increases and decreases in revenue.
A Missouri senator speaks out in favor of attracting a new Boeing production line to the state.
Chief Roberts was selected by the Missouri Police Chief's Association to receive this award.
Mark A. Thomas, of Diamond, is in custody for First Degree Assault.
In 2011, heating equipment caused an estimated 53,000 house fires in the United States.
Most are caused by candles and holiday decorations.
20 selected families enjoyed food, games and entertainment. And Santa himself, gave out presents to 70 children
Joplin police officers release the identity of the man killed in last night's fatal accident.
The Carl Junction Christmas celebration goes on after being moved indoors.
A local school uses bows and arrows to raise money for a new program.
Emergency crews remove a person trapped in a burning vehicle.
Old Saint Nick cuddles up with some furry friends at a Joplin Humane Society event.
The weather might not be very accommodating for a bike ride, but that didn't stop Harley owners from participating in their annual toy run.
Slick roads lead to a change of plans for a Carl Junction event.
It happened just before 8 Saturday morning on U.S. 166 Highway just west of Baxter Springs.
Oklahoma's in-state tourism has a $44-million impact on Ottawa County in 2012.
Peak season for the virus is early to mid January.
Galena Fire Chief Bill Hall believes the blaze stemmed from faulty electrical wiring.
Ten-percent of today's sales will go toward helping impoverished families in Haiti.
The event commemorated the Civil War's 150th anniversary, with five scenes featuring Fort Scott history in 1863.
Souls Harbor and Watered Gardens are helping as many individuals as they can in more ways than one.
Cody Stephens pleaded guilty to burglary and second degree murder charges, he's set to be sentenced March 7th of next year.
Officers ask drivers to only go out if it's absolutely necessary.
Currently, it would cost a gaming corporation $250 million to build a facility in Southeast Kansas. So far, no corporations have been willing to invest that amount of money in this area.
A friendly yearly competition wasn't delayed due to the cold weather.
A doctor's group is changing the definition of a full term pregnancy in hopes of improving the health of newborns.
MODOT crews hit the streets clearing roadways as snow falls across the Joplin area.
A Missouri lawmaker says he supports a proposed federal law allowing states to tax internet purchases, but only on taxes already in place.
Inmates at the Joplin City Jail can now purchase a variety of items through the system.
As temperatures continue to drop, it's important to remember our four legged friends.
Joplin firefighters say the cause was determined to be an electrical failure.
Some residential neighborhoods outside of the emergency routes had been plowed and salted, but were also not rated clear as of noon Friday.
The Pittsburg Fire Department responded to a home at 1112 E. 7th St, around 1:30am, Friday.
The incident happened just before three this afternoon.
The credit goes to the recently established American Indian Center for Excellence.
A Wyandotte art exhibit celebrates the Native American culture.
Local firefighters are putting toys under the tree for kids to open on Christmas morning.
Cherokee County is hoping to see big dollar signs after choosing its first ever economic development director.
School leaders say the thank you letters are not only a part of a writing and grammar lesson, but it helps build character.
The event honors 12 women who have donated hard work and time to improving their community.
A donation from the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri will put the church closer to its construction goal.
Hundreds of pottery is for sale inside the Billingsly Student Center.
If you can't wrap a Christmas present, there's now some hope and it will raise money for a good cause.
Barbara Evans is sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison without parole.
Snow is expected until around mid-evening Thursday and then a second band of snow expected overnight Thursday into Friday morning.
The candidates have been narrowed down to seven semi-finalists.
Brandon Dockery and Abriel O'Donnell have received the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship.
He fraudulently provided bids from fictitious companies to multiple local governments for 9-1-1 equipment and storm sirens in 2011.
Obamacare is stepping up its coverage for weight-loss counseling.
To ensure your safety, street departments in the area are preparing for the impending sleet and snow.
The first big winter storm headed our way is causing supplies to fly off the shelves of local hardware stores.
A body found in north Joplin has been identified as Brian Cox, 48, of Granby.
The library was broken into twice during the Thanksgiving holiday.
A Joplin business damaged by fire this past June is coming back better than ever.
The city is working to encourage residents to support their local businesses, specifically in the downtown area.
David Bennett Junior was read his formal charges this afternoon in Oswego.
A group of Webb City students and staff will soon have a safe place to go if there is a tornado.
The money will help with the feeding program throughout the year.
State Representative Steve Webb of Florissant resigned from District 67 - about a month after criminal charges were filed.
Donna Whitehead has been named the center director.
He says expanding the American Energy Sector like locally produced oil and natural gas would help create jobs.
Roughly 70% of the student body comes from all over the world.
A Noel woman is killed after her car hits a tree.
County Clerk Don Pyle says the county has collected more revenue than expected and the extra funds will be spent on necessities.
All the money was raised during October through the Carl Junction "C.A.R.E.S." fundraising efforts.
The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of Southwest Missouri, or NAIFA, donated $7,000 to the cerebral palsy of Tri-County.
A theatre that was destroyed in the May 2011 tornado will soon have a place of their own.
A Joplin comic book collector is showing off his unique collection that focuses on lesser known heroes.
The school collected canned goods for an entire week in order to make the donation.
District Judge Robert Fleming has scheduled David Bennett for a court appearance on December 4th in Oswego.
The first of two public focus groups met today to move forward with the search for the next Missouri Southern president.
A local program focused on helping others at Christmas is asking for help collecting wrapping paper.
The city council has approved a $39,000 contract with Advanced Correctional Healthcare.
James Russian, 56, is facing several drug charges.
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office donated $250 to the American Cancer Society.
At Monday night's commission meeting, Parsons Mayor Kevin Cruse recognized several employees with service awards.
Council members say this comes after the event lost more than $34,000 in revenue for the city last year.
The website would allow citizens to report certain minor crimes to the police department via the internet.
The program is a federal grant which has enabled the county to purchase two foreclosed homes from local banks.
Products are marked with the code "318" and labeled with Cloud's Meats Incorporated or Cloud's Smoked Meats.
Cyber Monday is expected to attract 131 million shoppers today, but some of them could be at risk of giving away too much personal information.
Cherokee County is preparing for a better economic future.
The suspect arrested last week in connection with the deaths of Cami Umbarger and her three children made his first court appearance today.
A Pittsburg house is home to six people suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia.
The restaurant will donate 15% of net sales back to the organization.
The last remnants of fall are disappearing from the streets of Joplin.
A local city is getting a multi- million dollar boost to help pay for improvements to the wastewater system.
The rate dropped to 6.5 percent, marking the 50th month in a row that state unemployment was lower than the federal rate.
The Jasper County sheriff finally moves into a new home just off the Carthage square.
The Candy House in Joplin notices a 300% increase in sales on Cyber Monday, as opposed to a normal Monday.
Four Joplin Siblings finally have answers to questions about their uncle who went missing in action more than 70 years ago.
The Obama Administration says it met its goal to have the healthcare.gov website working "smoothly for the vast majority of users" by now.
A city in the four states raises money by showcasing the homes that line the streets.
For many families, it doesn't feel quite like the holiday season without a trip to the Christmas tree farm.
Black Friday meant big business for some of the larger corporations, but today is all about keeping it local.
Crews block off 20th Street in Joplin in response to an afternoon fire.
The assembly will meet on Monday afternoon to draft legislation to help the state win production of Boeing's next-generation commercial aircraft.
Paul Pease's injuries are keeping him home from work so his family is trying to raise funds for every day needs and medical expenses.
Joplin police officers are monitoring Hearnes Boulevard to help lower the chance of accidents.
Authorities tell us it appears the blaze broke out in the back of the house, but the cause is unknown.
Crews received a call about a blaze south of Joplin on East 39th Street around 3:20 this afternoon.
The American Farm Bureau reports that the national average holiday meal cost a little more than $49.
Missouri Southern students are turning to technology to aid in their fundraising efforts.
Santa visited Styles in Joplin to get a neck massage today.
7th Street and Range Line are the most congested roadways today.
Hundreds of customers stood outside of Kohl's last night waiting for the doors to open at 8.
The man accused of killing a Parsons woman and her three children will make his first court appearance this Monday.
For some people, Black Friday is the event of the year.
People braved the cold to get good deals for the Christmas season.
Mall officials talk about a busy crowd shopping on Thanksgiving night.
Two siblings reunite after being separated for 40 years, they have an art project and a teenager to thank.
St. Johns Lutheran Church host its 31st Thanksgiving Day Dinner.
The First United Methodist Church in Joplin has been providing holiday meals to the community for the past 16 years.
Most folks spent Thanksgiving in a more traditional setting, but some left the cooking to the professionals.
A Missouri city receives state funding for improvements to its drinking water system.
The Salvation Army in Joplin serves hundreds of people this Thanksgiving.
Missouri Attorney General Christ Koster recently announced the establishment of a recovery fund for victims of certain money gram scams.
Bond is set for the man accused of killing a Parsons family of four.
A man is behind bars in connection to an attempted robbery and shooting.
With Black Friday just one day away, retail stores are amping up for the biggest shopping day of the year.
The holidays can be a busy time for many people, and that can mean a number of things when it comes to your health.
The family has requested that all donations be sent to the Parsons Recreation Center.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says one domestic violence incident occurs every 21 minutes and 36 seconds.
There's more than 50 tax breaks that will run out at the end of the year.
You may be one of the many hitting the stores this Friday to catch a deal, and law enforcement officers have tips on how you can protect your purchases from theft.
There is a distinct separation of the elementary from the middle school.
This year the shelter is expected to feed 700 people, that is up a couple hundred from last year.
Nutritionist say it's okay to splurge a little, but eat in moderation.
When your preparing any type of poultry, you need to take into consideration the possibilities of salmonella.
It's the busiest travel day of the year, and many motorists stopped in Joplin to stretch their legs.
Dr. Angie Besendorfer plans to resign from Joplin Schools and accept a position as Chancellor of WGU Missouri in January 2014.
The man accused of killing a family of four is now behind bars.
It was a big day for our parent company The Nexstar Broadcasting Group.
Safe rooms at West Central and Columbia have been delayed, partially because of the government shutdown.
The group will guide the search for the next MSSU president.
The district will start opening the building to the public in December, with plans to host a series of events.
A portion of a school building will no longer exist after almost 80 years of education.
Hair is something we all take for granted, until we start to loose it.
Several patients in the hospital will be thankful for your blood donation this holiday season.
Cash donations are being accepted to help purchase a variety of perishable food items.
The two schools formalized their agreement today during a ceremony at Missouri Southern.