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Cold weather, holidays raise risk for house fires
The combination of cold weather extremes and Christmas decorating should have residents watching out for fire danger. Improperly placed space heaters and overloaded electrical circuits are common causes for house fires when temperatures drop, and Christmas trees, burning candles and holiday decorating can increase the risk, fire officials said this week.
Joplin Christmas parade now set for Dec. 17
The Joplin Christmas parade, which was canceled this week because of bad weather, is now set for Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Couple’s quarrel ends in fatal shooting
A 54-year-old man is believed to have shot and killed his wife, and then called 911 and waited for deputies to arrive at their home east of La Russell. Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay said David K. Holman was arrested Monday night after the fatal shooting of Radonna L. (Roland) Holman, 55, inside their home at 6504 Highway 97.
Southeast Kansas school board votes to close McCune school
In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, the remaining four members of the Southeast of Cherokee School Board sealed their decision to close McCune Attendance Center, one of five possible options for reorganization of USD 247.
Baseball proposal draws support of city staff
Advisers to the Joplin City Council recommended Monday night that the council go forward with a proposal to bring a professional baseball team to Joplin. The El Paso (Texas) Diablos, an independent professional team, have proposed moving to Joplin because a Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres is moving into El Paso.
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Three things coming your way in Thursday’s Joplin Globe.
Power outage affects 5,000 utility customers in Joplin
Crews with the Empire District Electric Co., based in Joplin, are restoring electrical power to an area in south Joplin that lost power at about 11 a.m. today.
Con-Way raises $50,000 for Truckloads of Treasures
About 300 employees of Con-way Truckload, family members and friends went on a shopping spree at Target Tuesday night using $50,000 the company raised for its 20th annual Truckloads of Treasures campaign.
Carthage man’s death deemed suspicious
An 87-year-old man whose body was discovered inside his home Monday night may have been a victim of foul play, according to Carthage police. A neighbor checking on the well-being of Raymond R. Ritchhart made the discovery and called 911 at 6:04 p.m. The neighbor thought Ritchhart might have fallen.
Hundreds brave cold as train makes holiday stop in Joplin
Santas and trains were the attractions, and there were plenty of both on Tuesday when Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express stopped in Joplin. There was THE Santa, of course, along with train cars decorated for Christmas and filled with Santas, dolls and toys.
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