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Neosho police warn residents of phone scam
The Neosho Police Department has received complaints from residents saying someone impersonating a lieutenant from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office warrants division has been calling them.
Train crash a century ago among area’s worst disasters
Burk Johnson had been threshing wheat near Joplin when his newlywed son and daughter-in-law picked him up and took him to Joplin’s Union Depot to catch the evening train home to Neosho.
Appellate court upholds class-action status for Picher residents
An appellate court upheld a 2013 ruling on Thursday that a class-action lawsuit brought by former residents of Picher, Oklahoma, against a Tulsa-based appraisal firm involved with the buyout of property in the city can proceed.
VIDEO: Full of history, one-room schools focus of preservation by local groups
The old Kings Prairie school sits on a narrow Barry County farm road, surrounded by quiet fields and farmland.
1717 Marketplace developer faces more federal charges
The developer of 1717 Marketplace in Joplin has been indicted with more bankruptcy fraud charges, in addition to those leveled against him last year for a series of bank fraud and wire fraud schemes that totaled more than $3.3 million in losses.
- SLIDESHOW: Pittsburg State commemorates 100th anniversary of fire “In many ways, Russ Hall is a physical reminder of the undying spirit of cooperation that exists between our city and our university,” said PSU Provost Lynette Olson. “As we commemorate this centennial, let us never forget the sacrifices and struggles of those who have come before us. Their courage and vision laid the groundwork for what has become an amazing university that is located in an incredible community.”
Burglar gets eight years for pharmacy break-in
A Webb City man pleaded guilty Friday to committing a burglary at Stone’s Corner Pharmacy a year ago and other charges, and was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Joplin district pursues more money for construction projects
The Joplin Board of Education is proceeding with the sale of $8 million in lease certificates of participation to fund construction projects at the district’s three major rebuild projects.
Cherokee County audit shows $23,000 missing
A special audit of the Cherokee County Treasurer’s Office for 2011 and 2012 shows more than $23,000 is missing from county bank accounts, Cherokee County Commissioner Richard Hilderbrand said Friday.
Landfill opponents seek answers
The Baxter Springs High School auditorium was filled with hundreds of Cherokee County residents Thursday night as Galena city officials answered questions and listened to comments regarding a proposed landfill at Riverton.
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