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Suspect in Kansas shooting has long history as white supremacist
Frazier Glenn Cross drew the ire of Joplin residents in 2006 when several hundred copies of his white supremacist newspaper were landing on lawns in the city. The White Patriot Leader spouted the usual Cross diatribe. A race war was imminent. The “newspaper for white Americans,” as it billed itself, ranted against an invasion of the country by illegal Hispanic immigrants, the proliferation of black culture, and a purported takeover of the government, banks and the media by Jews.
Opening of nursing home another recovery milestone
Gladys Dutton has done a lot of things in her life, but Monday’s dedication of the Communities at Wildwood Ranch nursing home marked a first. “I’ve never cut a ribbon before,” she said. “I hope I do a good job.” Dutton was one of four residents to participate in the opening of the $8.5 million nursing center that eventually will be home to 120 people.
Mike Seibert elected new mayor of Joplin
Joplin’s new mayor pledged Monday night that the city will operate with more transparency and that work toward redevelopment will be the City Council’s priority. Mike Seibert, who withstood a challenge by another incumbent councilman in last Tuesday’s election to be the Zone 4 councilman, was elected mayor by a unanimous vote of the panel Monday night.
3 To Get Ready
Members of the new Joplin City Council, in the wake of the April 8 election and turmoil that roiled to the surface last August, will elect a mayor and mayor pro tem. Read all of the details.
Police ID supremacist as Kansas shootings suspect
The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.
Joplin tanning salon owner opposes posed regulation
A Joplin business owner spoke last week in opposition to legislation that would impose a fine on tanning salons if they don’t get parental consent before allowing minors to use their tanning beds.
Original plays bring to life topics that can be all too real to teens
The first line of Pittsburg High School’s coming theater production asks: “Do you ever take time to look around you? To truly see?” The answer, at least for students who have been in Greg Shaw’s theater classes for the past seven years, is “yes.”
MSSU teacher hopes to launch partnership despite Ukraine crisis
Recent political upheaval in Ukraine has threatened a new exchange program that a Missouri Southern State University associate professor hopes to launch this fall.
Native of Spain who needs work visa to keep teaching says he's running out of options
The gymnasium of the Shell Knob school was a dangerous place for any spectator to be on a recent Friday afternoon as an eighth-grade class carried out an epic dodgeball match. In the thick of it all was Carles Estorach, a 23-year-old native of Barcelona, Spain, is wrapping up a successful first year as Shell Knob’s physical education and health teacher.
New council to tab mayor, mayor pro tem
The same voters who ousted the City Council incumbents who voted to fire the city manager also are speaking up about who they want for mayor and mayor pro tem.
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