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.
City leaders will take applications from organizations who are interested in applying for funding to fix single family owner occupied homes in the tornado affected area.
Lawmakers will start looking at the 2015 budget in January.
A push to put a one cent highway sales tax on the ballot is already being challenged in court.
The deceased are identified as Cami Umbarger, 29, and her three children ages 8, 5, and 4.
Joplin city leaders are helping history come alive for the holidays.
After 5 years, the remaining value of those expired cards can be turned over to unclaimed property.
Cherokee County commissioners passed a resolution to help the treasurer's office improve their financial management procedures.
Agents with the Missouri Department of Conservation are scoping out deer poachers during hunting season.
Local law enforcement respond to numerous accidents today as one of the first wintry weather events of the season hits the Four States.
Managers at Target in Joplin said once they opened up at 8am, they started selling dozens of ice scrapers.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, deep frying accidents lead to more than 4,000 fires and 10 deaths a year.
The facility is asking local businesses and residents to provide one of their foster care children with three toys from the child's wish list.
Hair loss is a common problem that affects millions of men and women. What are your options and what would you do if your hair just started falling out?
The "Caring Hearts, Healing Hands" picture is hanging in the newly renovated dining area at Freeman Hospital West.
Jeremy Johnson's sentence has been suspended and he is on probation for five years.
A federal investigation reveals no issues.
Since 7am Monday morning, Joplin Police has responded to over six crashes within the city limits.
A school in the Four States is recognized for its use of technology in classrooms.
Missouri law enforcement officers are cracking down on seat belt violations this week.
A Carthage man is arrested for robbing a Sonic customer at gunpoint on Friday.
8-percent of high school students and 3-percent of middle school students have used an e-cig.
The Missouri Department of Insurance will notify insurers that any plans set to expire on December 31st can continue through 2014.
38-year-old Justin Brewer was Medflighted to Freeman hospital for severe arm, leg, and both internal and external trunk injuries.
Two Crawford County men are arrested during a drug bust.
Two Newton County residents are taken into custody after police serve a warrant for drugs.
A Joplin charity expands services to those in need. Watered Gardens celebrated the completion of a building expansion this morning.
Construction causes the 24th annual Cecil Floyd Craft Show to relocate this year.
Calypso-The Dive Shop in Joplin held an underwater turkey shoot Saturday morning.
The scouts were able to get up to two new badges.
District Attorney Eddie Wyant announces he will not seek reelection.
Police identified the victims 24-year-old Michael John Mckinney of Brookings, Oregon, 22-year-old Kyley A. Collins of Grove, and 23-year old Jake Olsen also of Grove.
A judge orders31-year-old Boyd Marcum to stand trial for the death of 29-year-old Kevin Anderson.
Officials were able to pull one of the bodies from the water around 5 p.m.
The goal is for kids and their families to have some fun while learning why it's important to report abuse.
You can now show your lion pride the next time you visit the Joplin Northpark Mall.
The market displays a variety of unique items from 23 different vendors.
the National Disaster Photo Rescue has returned 17,526 of the more than 35,000 photos that were collected. The organization will help the museum with website and social media assistance for the immediate future.
USD 247 leaders are giving residents another chance to voice their opinions about the closure of McCune Elementary School.
Authorities are searching for a second body and say the vehicle is still submerged in water.
Residents can expect to see more deputies patrolling the roads.
The position was left vacant earlier this month after the unexpected death of Gib Garrow.
The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is warning farmers about potential thefts of cattle and farm equipment during the winter months.
The young Norway Spruce was donated by Leadership Neosho.
While about 5,000 were expected for the speech - 15,000 people showed up at the Joplin airport.
The exhibit will be on display at the Carl Junction Community Center until the end of the month.
Officers say the man is David Basham of Chanute.
Brent Bollinger, 26, of Fort Scott was sentenced for First Degree Felony Murder.
Investigators are in the process of putting together a description of the suspect.
Tonight, school officials and architects spoke to community members about potential changes to the district.
No one was arrested in the incident and officers say they're not seeking charges at this time.
No one was hurt in the fire, crews have labeled it as accidental.
Whether it's five pounds or fifty, it's all too common to hear someone say they're on a new trendy diet to lose weight.
The Salvation Army of Pittsburg is kicking off the holidays with food, fun, and entertainment.
Terry Stanfill is being held in the Delaware County Jail for an outstanding warrant for failing to register as a sex offender.
The executives are representing companies from around the world.
The entire day was dedicated to the appreciation of art.
The holidays for many families are memorable times of the year, but for those related to someone with Alzheimer's, it can be a struggle.
179 families were signed up this year for the program, that is up 50 families from last year.
Rural Health Care Day was created in 2011 to raise awareness of health issues in rural America.
A federal study on the Joplin tornado releases results to help create new guidelines for storm safety.
Local artists and restaurants come together to help alleviate hunger.
Artists from Carthage are preparing to show off their talents.
The goal of Million Meals Kansas is to collectively package one-million meals that will be distributed through school feeding programs.
The director of The Harbor says the donation will help not just for Thanksgiving but for months to come.
James Hagerman was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison without parole.
Tonight board members voted in favor of Option 3, 4 to 0. Under this proposal, McCune Elementary would close, Weir Elementary would be for Pre-K students to 4th grade and Cherokee would be for grades 5th through 8th. The high school would remain the same.
It's been 7 years since Thomas White brought the gun to Memorial Middle School and pointed it at Principal Steve Gilbreth
It's been seven years since White brought a gun to Memorial Middle School and pointed it at Principal Steve Gilbreth. Today, Gilbreth says he forgives White.
Shoplifting during this time of year costs retailers billions of dollars.
Local firefighters hope to make Christmas a little brighter for area children.
Your college student could soon be studying their next semester in a different country.
Local librarians report having seen a large influx in the number of books being published on President Kennedy's assassination.
The reading program started in the beginning of the school year and is making a big difference in students reading skills.
The toys are for the children of Barton County who may not receive a gift on Christmas day.
As the temperatures drop, you're encouraged to prepare for the threat of winter storms.
A new non-profit in Joplin is helping young women get back on their feet.
The coats donated need to be new or gently worn jackets.
The organization assists broken families and offers non-residential counseling services.