AURORA, Colo. — Police audio from the Colorado theater shooting, from the FireFighterDispatch YouTube channel.
The first time AshLeigh Thomlinson took the ACT as a Neosho High School student, she received a score of 30. It’s students such as Thomlinson that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon hopes to keep in the state with a new financial aid incentive that would give students who receive Bright Flight scholarships the option for an extra $5,000 annually if they agree to work full time in Missouri immediately after school.
Joplin-area lawmakers want the bigger budget picture before they agree to support Gov. Jay Nixon’s plan to expand Missouri’s Bright Flight scholarship program.
Across Missouri, legislators, educators and others are doing everything in their power to bring Boeing Co. in for a landing in the state.
When George Bennion took the ACT in October, he was shooting for a score of 35 — one point higher than his older brother had scored on his test. But when the results came in, he was surprised to see that not only had he outdone his brother, he had also scored a perfect 36.
A second defendant has accepted a plea offer in the Jacob Wages murder case, agreeing to testify against the suspected shooter, Daniel Hartman, in exchange for a lighter sentence.
When the snow stopped falling Friday afternoon, road-clearing crews across the Joplin area started getting an upper hand on the weather. But that could be short lived. More flurries and light freezing drizzle are forecast for tonight through Sunday morning.
Southwest Missouri legislators almost unanimously endorsed an economic incentive package this week that is aimed at luring Boeing Co. to the state to build its 777X commercial jetliner. The bill passed the House by a vote of 127-20 on Friday, and follows Senate approval on Wednesday.
Local shelters expected increased demand on Friday, with overnight temperatures expected near zero and the lingering snow. Overnight temperatures in the teens are forecast for the rest of the weekend.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its elementary school, which were destroyed in the 2011 tornado, have received a $300,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri.
Three things coming your way in Saturday’s Joplin Globe.