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Authorities still searching for man in assault case
Authorities in Missouri and Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon were still searching for a suspect who is now wanted on multiple charges, including assault on a police officer.
MSSU international students preparing for first American prom
Viktoryia Johnson is fit to burst with anticipation for next weekend, when she will attend her first American prom. “I’m actually very excited,” the Missouri Southern State University exchange student said. “I would like to feel this atmosphere of how Americans live because I hear that American high school students go to prom all the time.”
Tax cut gains momentum in Jefferson City
After failing last fall to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a $1.2 billion tax cut, Missouri Republicans vowed to come back at the issue this spring. That effort had been stalled in the Missouri Senate until earlier this month, when, by a 23-9 party-line vote, the body sent a pared back $620 million tax cut bill to the House.
Assault on officer leaves him unconscious; manhunt for suspect crosses Missouri-Oklahoma border
A suspect wanted on charges in Arkansas left a police officer unconscious early Friday morning outside a convenience store in Seneca and then ran off into Oklahoma. Authorities on both sides of the Missouri-Oklahoma line were still searching for Cory A. Rantz, 25, late Friday afternoon.
Foundation celebrates achievements in efforts to save blighted tree
A revered tree in danger of extinction once saved Kenneth Ruark’s children. Now, he’s trying to help save it.
Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor
President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law’s comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at helping the White House move past the political damage.
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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