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Strong storms forecast for Joplin region on Sunday
Strong storms, including some that might be severe, are forecast for Sunday, according to the National Weather Service forecast office at Springfield.
Anti-poverty program recruits 'allies’ in Joplin
It’s the social capital — and not as much the financial capital — that people need to find an end to poverty. That was the message on Thursday night when organizers recruited Joplin area residents to get involved in Circles, a United Way program started recently in Joplin that is designed to help families out of poverty.
Grand jury indicts Miami bank robbery suspect
A federal grand jury has indicted a suspect in a bank robbery attempt last year in Miami that led to a fatal crash. An indictment handed up this week in U.S. District Court in Tulsa charges Francis H. Dishmon, 51, of Tulsa, with attempted bank robbery and killing a truck driver while attempting to avoid apprehension.
Mustang owners cruise Joplin streets ahead of car's 50th birthday
As the Mustangs rumbled into the Baymont Inn on Thursday, a passenger in a vehicle on South Range Line Road couldn’t help but notice. Hanging from a car window, he yelled: “Man, I love your Mustang.” And then the man saw the bigger picture and yelled again: “Oh my God, look at all of the Mustangs.”
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Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show
CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, who will take over the “Late Show” next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.
Aegis announces plan to hire 150 workers for Joplin call center
Aegis Communications Group will begin hiring 150 workers this month for new full-time positions at its Joplin call center. “These are all full-time positions with above-average base wage and benefit options,” Josh Friend, a recruiter with Aegis, said Thursday. He declined to cite the specific wage.
School bill draws fire from Kansas teachers; area lawmakers split on merits of measure
After a weekend of debate, a school finance bill passed by Kansas lawmakers has drawn fire from some Southeast Kansas residents and accolades from others, and has prompted confusion for more than a few. At the heart of it is $126 million in education funding in response to requirements set forth in a recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling.
Both sides claim victory after right-to-work vote held in Missouri House
The Missouri House of Representatives gave initial approval Wednesday to a measure that would place a right-to-work issue on a ballot, but it fell short of the 82 votes that will be required to send the bill to the Senate. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield, was given first-round approval by a vote of 78-68.
Torch run helps promote Show-Me State Games
Dave McCoy has won plenty of medals — more than 200 of them at the Show-Me State Games. On Wednesday, the 82-year-old native of Carthage helped promote the Show-Me State Games in Southwest Missouri by participating in a torch-lighting ceremony in Spiva Park in Joplin.
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