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Kansas attorney general mulls seeking death penalty for four killings
No decision has been made on whether to seek the death penalty for a 22-year-old man charged with capital murder in the deaths of a woman and her three children, an assistant attorney general said Wednesday after a court hearing.
Senate passes tax incentives for Boeing
Missouri’s enticement package for a new Boeing assembly plant cleared its most daunting obstacle Wednesday as state senators passed a plan that could offer up to $1.7 billion of incentives over two decades.
St. Mary’s church, school awarded $300,000 grant from Community Foundation
St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its elementary school have received another substantial boost in their efforts to rebuild after the May 2011 tornado: a $300,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri.
Working web site won’t help ‘Obamacare,’ senator says
A working web site will not spell the end for problems with the federal Affordable Health Care Act, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt told a Joplin crowd on Wednesday.
Webb City schools push forward with projects
Students, school leaders, city and state officials, and community members gathered Wednesday at two Webb City schools to celebrate the groundbreaking for two safe rooms, part of a $20 million effort funded partially by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and partially by local taxpayers.
Neosho City Council prepares for future auction; trucks, welder, generators may be on block
There’s a city auction in Neosho’s future, but no date has been set.
Joplin panel backing three city charter changes
Out of the nine proposed changes submitted for its study, members of Joplin’s Charter Review Commission have endorsed three. The panel will advance proposals that City Council members’ pay be increased, that years of residency be decreased as a qualification to run for the council, and that a requirement that the public works director be a professional engineer be removed.
Small MSSU group envisions profile of next president
Strong listening and communication skills and the desire to better Missouri Southern State University are among the qualities that stakeholders want to see in the next university president, they said Tuesday in a lightly attended open meeting.
Jasper County Commission reviews budget
Jasper County officials will wait to see how year-end revenues come in before they act on a budget for the 2014 fiscal year. Members of the County Commission, after a public hearing Tuesday, agreed to take under advisement the proposed budget put together by Richard Webster, county auditor.
Teachers’ use of technology discussed by Neosho School Board
The Neosho Board of Education on Tuesday night heard from high school teachers about how they use technology in their classrooms. The presentations came in advance of the arrival next month of laptop computers for every Neosho High School student.
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