The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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  • Tribe agrees with dismissal of lawsuit over land

    An Oklahoma tribe has agreed with the government that the last claim in its lawsuit seeking to build a casino on suburban Wichita land should be dismissed.

    July 21, 2014

  • Our View.jpg Our view: Street smarts

    If your daily commute has been shortened because you no longer have to wait at 26th Street and Connecticut Avenue for a train to pass, thank your own tax dollars.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Garner Obit 2.jpg Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

    July 21, 2014 3 Photos

  • 071714 Jasper Cty Dispatch1_72.jpg Area communities, Jasper County work to improve communications

    The first law enforcement officer to respond to a fatal shooting last November at Northpark Mall was from the Duquesne Police Department — not Joplin. Joplin police Chief Jason Burns said he wasn’t bothered by that. “We dispatch for them, and they had an officer close who could get there faster,” he said. “And getting help to people as quickly as possible is more important than jurisdictions.”

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • New and old TIF districts on agenda for Joplin council

    Another tax increment financing district is being proposed for Joplin, this one along South Main Street. The area is close to the new Mercy Hospital Joplin that is set to open next year. RKS Development is seeking authorization from the Joplin City Council when it meets Monday night to prepare a request to establish a TIF district.

    July 20, 2014

  • Carl Junction School District seeks social media records of student who died in 2013

    Attorneys for the Carl Junction School District want to see all of the Facebook messages, photographs, videos and other electronic communication saved by a high school student before he took his own life in 2013.

    July 19, 2014

  • Voters to decide on new lottery ticket

    Since 1996, the Missouri Lottery has provided a dedicated stream of revenue for schools, meaning a portion of each scratcher ticket bought at convenience stores helps fund K-12 and higher education. To date, the arrangement has raised nearly $4 billion for Missouri schools.

    July 19, 2014

  • 071714 Lustron House1_72.jpg Historic status sought for all-metal house that survives in Joplin

    Billed as “the house America has been waiting for,” it turned out that the Lustron home was one America quickly forgot. A few hundred of the prefabricated, enamel-clad metal houses were erected in the Midwest after World War II, and there is one in Joplin.

    July 19, 2014 4 Photos

  • MSSU to focus on Turkey in fall themed semester

    Turkey will be the focus of Missouri Southern State University’s upcoming themed semester. “Turkey is a really fascinating country,” said Chad Stebbins, director of the Institute of International Studies. “It’s where East meets West; it’s where Europe meets Asia."

    July 19, 2014

  • Carl Junction gardening club breaks ground on second project for Memorial Park

    The Carl Junction Cultivators Club broke ground Friday on a project for Memorial Park, as workers began installing a granite bench that will soon be surrounded by a brick patio.

    July 19, 2014