NEOSHO, Mo. — Newton County voters on Tuesday chose incumbents William Doubek and Angela Thomas to serve as members of the Neosho City Council, beating out challenger Robb Birch.

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Incumbent Larry Cowger and new candidate Robert James Hays were the top contenders elected to the Carl Junction School Board, according to complete but unofficial results from Jasper and Newton counties.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A challenger defeated an incumbent to win one of two open seats on the Carthage Board of Education in Tuesday's election while one new face also was elected to the Carthage City Council.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Webb City Council incumbent Jonathan Shull and Board of Education incumbent Dan McGrew were both reelected by voters Tuesday in local municipal and school board races, according to complete but unofficial results in Jasper County. Newcomer Stephen Crane will also join the sc…

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Voters on Tuesday rejected two tax proposals, one that would have brought a public library to the community and another that would have implemented a use tax.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Multiple candidates and a tax question await the decisions of voters in Tuesday’s elections in Newton County, including those in a race for Granby mayor and a tax question for the Westview School District.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — After approving a quarter-cent sales tax in 2016, Jasper County voters on Tuesday will be asked to extend the assessment another 15 years to fund, among other things, construction of a new courts building in Joplin.

LAMAR, Mo. — Residents of Barton County who go to the polls Tuesday will elect multiple candidates to municipal and school board posts, tab three directors for the Barton County Health Department Board and decide two questions in the village of Lamar Heights.

Incumbent Republicans Billy Long and Vicky Hartzler will return to Washington, D.C., to represent Missouri’s 7th and 4th congressional districts, respectively.

Democrat Nicole Galloway will continue to be the only Democrat elected to a statewide office in Missouri's government after defeating Republican Saundra McDowell in Tuesday's election.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill conceded defeat on Tuesday to state Attorney General Josh Hawley, handing Republicans a Senate seat President Donald Trump personally campaigned for twice in the week before Election Day.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Newton County voters on Tuesday returned incumbent Kevin Selby to another term as associate judge in Division 3 of Newton County Circuit Court. Independent Andy Wood lost his challenge by just over 5,000 votes.

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Democrat Laura Kelly won the Kansas governor's race Tuesday, prevailing over Republican Kris Kobach after promising to slam the door on conservative budget and tax-cutting policies that were followed by persistent budget problems.

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin easily won re-election to his Oklahoma 2nd District seat in Tuesday's midterm balloting.

Of the three medical marijuana measures on Missouri ballots, only one of them was favored by voters, according to unofficial election results from the Missouri Secretary of State's office. 

Democrats were gaining significant ground in the battle for House control Tuesday night, while Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.

MIAMI, Okla. — Ottawa County residents continued to vote blue for two local races in Tuesday’s midterm election in which Democratic candidates retained their seats for the state House of Representatives and county commissioner.

State Sen. Richard Hilderbrand fended off a challenge from Democrat Bryan Hoffman and Libertarian Sam Habjan to hold onto his seat in the Kansas Senate's District 13.

County clerks are seeing strong momentum for a solid turnout at the polls Tuesday based on absentee voting in Southwest Missouri.

Oklahoma voters will decide multiple top offices, starting with that of governor, on Tuesday when they go to the polls.

Voters on Tuesday will decide whether to return Democrat Nicole Galloway to the office of state auditor in Missouri or select one of four opponents challenging her for the position.

An engineering consultant who served in Afghanistan, a lawyer and former state representative, and the owner of a tree service who holds degrees in legal studies are vying in Tuesday’s election for the 2nd District seat in Kansas left open by U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ decision not to seek a si…

LAMAR, Mo. — Lamar residents will be asked Tuesday whether to enact a half-cent sales tax that would generate an estimated $300,000 a year for parks maintenance and stormwater control.

When Oklahoma voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will fill five down-ballot state offices: treasurer, education superintendent, commissioner of labor, insurance commissioner and corporation commissioner.

The current mayor of Tahlequah, a Democrat, is looking to upset Republican incumbent Markwayne Mullin’s bid on Tuesday for a fourth term representing Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District, where Libertarian and independent candidates also are on the ballot.

Kansas state Sen. Richard Hilderbrand faces two challengers for his 13th District seat in Tuesday’s election. Democrat Bryan Hoffman and Libertarian Sam Habjan will attempt to unseat the senator in a special election that was called as a result of a shuffle in the federal government and U.S.…

Missouri voters will decide state questions regarding redrawing of legislative districts, and limits on campaign contributions, legalizing medical marijuana and whether to increase the gas tax in Tuesday’s general election.

NEOSHO, Mo. — While Newton County voters will find multiple races for federal- and state-level offices when they arrive at the polls Tuesday, they will see only one county-level contest, one that developed after the August primary elections.

COLUMBUS, Kan. — Columbus city residents on Tuesday will be asked to approve a measure that would authorize the issuance of $3.4 million in bonds for a health and wellness recreational center.

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Betty Jo Rountree, a longtime resident of Joplin, MO, passed away November 2, 2019 after a brief illness. Betty was born July 1, 1932, in Dade County, MO, and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1950. She lived and worked in Joplin from 1971 until the time of her passing. Betty is survi…