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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.
- 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.”
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.
Ballot issues dominate GOP event
A maze of campaign yard signs lined the sidewalk at Big Spring Park, leading up to a line of local candidates for public office with rolled-up sleeves shaking hands with potential voters.
Money clouds farm fight
For much of the summer, while the campaign surrounding “right to farm” has been focused on its impact on “small, family farmers,” the bulk of the money pouring into the fight has come from big agriculture interests.
Hanaway says leadership missing under Gov. Nixon
When Republican gubernatorial hopeful Catherine Hanaway walked into the banquet room at Granny Shaffer’s Restaurant this week, she was greeted by some of Joplin’s more prominent business leaders.
Neosho athletes bring home silver
For 19-year-old Dominque Dechant, it was the trip of a lifetime. She and three other athletes from Neosho traveled last month to Newark, New Jersey, as part of the Missouri Special Olympics girls basketball team.
Mike Pound: It’s time for some football
The arrests, the announced suspensions and the contract disputes can mean only one thing: Somebody is ready for some football.
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