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Grant enables 20th Street Project to move forward
A $20 million grant from the Economic Development Administration, announced at Joplin's tornado anniversary event today, will enable the 20th Street Project and the building of a new Joplin Public Library to move forward.
Weather delays opening of Schifferdecker water park
Wet spring weather has delayed work on the Schifferdecker Aquatic Center, and it will not open over Memorial Day weekend, city officials said today.
Commission: Vote about curbside recycling would be only advisory
Council members, in a special meeting April 8, heard a proposal and gave informal approval to hold a special election Aug. 6 on the question of whether voters want to implement curbside recycling.
EDA awards Joplin schools funding for Franklin Tech
The grant was sought for the school district to help rebuild Franklin Technical School as part of an effort to obtain redevelopment funding for Joplin.
Reception to honor Joplin superintendent
A reception is planned to honor C.J. Huff, one of four finalists for Superintendent of the Year, chosen by the American Association of School Administrators
State MLK commission names Joplin mayor for leadership award
Joplin's mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean has been named the recipient of this year's leadership award by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission.
Worker injured at new hospital site
A construction worker injured in a fall Thursday at the site where the new Mercy Hospital Joplin is being built was reported to be in fair condition at a local hospital.
Oklahoma prison escapee caught in Joplin
The Newton County Sheriff's Department captured an escape from an Oklahoma prison today after locating him inside a house on Joplin's south side.
Recovered property being tied to burglaries in three states
Three suspects are in custody and more arrests may be coming in a probe of recent burglaries of homes in three states, according to the sheriff’s departments in Jasper County and Cherokee County, Kan.
Firefighters battling large grass fire west of Joplin
Bill Dunn, Carl Junction fire chief, said that the fire had spread to tires at the scene.
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