LAMAR, Mo. — One of two defendants accused of setting several fires in Liberal pleaded guilty this week to five counts of arson and five counts of burglary and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
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A resident of Goodman suffered moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 12:03 a.m. Friday on Missouri Highway 59, 2 miles north of Noel in McDonald County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
My search for the perfect taco has taken me many places. The latest is Hubba's Hideout Taco and Tiki Bar, 106 S. Main St., which opened about a month ago.
Social service work was a new occupation in the first half of the 20th century. J. Silas Gravelle made it his life’s work and, as a result, influenced the lives of thousands over the course of 38 years beginning in 1905.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Youngsters at Footprints and Friends Preschool Inc. in Joplin were eager to get their hands dirty Friday, making seed balls that will be planted in Carl Junction’s new wildflower park this weekend.
A 27-year-old defendant waived a preliminary hearing this week on two felony counts stemming from a shooting incident two months ago in Joplin.
A judge ordered a Granby man bound over for trial on charges of forgery and trafficking in stolen identities following testimony at a preliminary hearing Thursday in Jasper County Circuit Court.
A 31-year-old Joplin man waived a preliminary hearing this week on charges that he sexually abused a girl four years ago when she was younger than 14 years old.
A wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of a Joplin girl who was killed last fall while trying to board her school bus appears to be headed for trial.
Isaiah Davis, of Joplin, has been named the 2019-20 Gatorade Missouri Football Player of the Year. He is the first Gatorade Missouri Football Player of the Year from Joplin High School.
Two people have been certified as candidates for the Joplin City Council and 11 other residents are circulating nominating petitions in an effort to become candidates.
In a 2019 guide to the greatest Christmas films of all time, the “Today” show listed 2003’s “Elf” at No. 1 — beating out such beloved classics as “Home Alone,” “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street.”
As we approach the end of 2019, many of us reflect on the year. I sincerely hope that you had a great year filled with happy moments and good memories.
I have been privileged over the past year to get acquainted with our many volunteers who give their time and, in many cases, their resources to ensuring that our clients are checked on, served and have the ability to take advantage of our services. I am grateful to all of you. We couldn’t do…
So with Christmas and New Year’s coming up within a few weeks, Area Agency on Aging’s Allison Riddle asked her fellow AAAX staff members, along with a few area seniors, for ideas concerning easy-to-make recipes that are, as Allison said, “simple and not super complicated.”
A rural Joplin man accused of hitting his 2-year-old son in the mouth and providing all three of his children with padded swords to hit each other waived a preliminary hearing Thursday and was ordered to stand trial on two felony counts.
The Jasper County prosecutor’s office Thursday dismissed a felony child abuse count that a Joplin father was facing on condition that he submit to treatment for alcohol abuse.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — This year, the sea of Cardinal red that has flowed to state championship games over the past three decades will be accompanied by a sea of Tiger blue.
A Joplin man waived a preliminary hearing Thursday and was ordered to stand trial on charges that he held a woman in her apartment and would not let her leave while he beat her for two hours.
Dear Dave: I’m 23, debt-free, and I’ve almost got my fully funded emergency fund in place. I was curious about your thoughts on saving up money to buy a duplex, living on one side and renting out the other. It would be my first home purchase and my first rental property.
The Joplin Board of Education appears to be nearing the end of its search for a property on which the district proposes to build a new school for students from Columbia and West Central elementary schools.
The Jasper County prosecutor's office dismissed a child molestation charge Thursday that a Joplin man was facing in a case that had been scheduled to go to trial this week.
WEBB CITY, Mo. — Even though nighttime Polar Bear Express tickets sold out within less than 48 hours, seats are available on the daytime trolley rides on Saturdays during the Webb City Farmers Market.
Hard to believe this cute little British Motors car has turned 60. Since those days, the Mini Cooper has developed a loyal following and was purchased by BMW in 1994.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — About half a dozen people have applied for an influential new job in Missouri to draw state legislative districts under a nationally unique mandate to achieve “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness" in elections.
The Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team served a search warrant Wednesday on a residence near Carthage, seizing some suspected methamphetamine and a shotgun and arresting two suspects, one of whom is a reputed Joplin Honkies gang member who has been on the lam for several months.
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — One of five co-defendants charged in the kidnapping, assault and rape of a 20-year-old Springfield woman this past summer in Lawrence County has been ordered to stand trial.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Jasper County public administrator's office seeks residents who want to help make people's Christmas a little brighter this year.
There may be nothing cuter than a puppy, but wait: Are you really going to try to train a new pet in the hustle and bustle of the holidays? How do you know you’re getting it from a reliable source?
The Joplin History and Mineral Museum is bedecked with holiday decorations for a Victorian Christmas open house to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Police broke up a counterfeiting operation in a Joplin motel room Tuesday, arresting two people and purportedly seizing printers, scanners and counterfeit U.S. currency.
For 6-year-old Jordan Miers, the favorite part of the 49th annual Joplin Christmas parade wasn’t the free candy, the marching bands or the colorful floats.
NEOSHO, Mo. — A rural Joplin man waived a preliminary hearing this week on charges that he assaulted and held a woman at gunpoint and sent nude pictures of her when she was a minor to other people.
A Bolivar man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 10:45 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 54, about 5 miles east of Nevada in Vernon County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
A report of a stolen pickup truck led to the stopping and recovering of another stolen truck on Monday and the charging of its driver with vehicle tampering.
A 27-year-old Joplin woman reported to police that her boyfriend assaulted her and held her against her will while armed with a knife for several hours Monday.
A complaint about a man sleeping at a table in a McDonald's in Joplin and refusing to leave the restaurant when asked has led to charging of the suspect with two felony drug counts.
Someone stole more than $30,000 worth of wiring, welding equipment and tools Monday afternoon from a contractor's job site on Joplin's west side.
Joplin police are looking for a suspect believed to have swindled $600 out of an elderly woman on phony home repairs he claimed to have completed for her.
This Week's Circulars
BAXTER SPRINGS, KS - Susie (Sue) Stone Hall Bandy, 98, a retired teacher, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church, Baxter Springs.
ANDERSON, MO - Donald "Jody" Cook, 77, a retired construction owner, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019. Services are planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin, MO.
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Reatha Ellen Dickey, 94, a homemaker, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.
- Old house helps Joplin woman fulfill dream
- LIVE UPDATES: Webb City wins Class 4 state championship
- Charge dismissed in Joplin molestation case on day of trial
- Moving on: Former PSU coach Tim Beck looks back on time with Gorillas
- No drama: Four partners have common plan to create downtown theater
- Joplin area has more than 160 rape kits awaiting testing
- UPDATED: With 48-0 win, Webb City wins 15th championship
- Cause of large fire at Sandstone Gardens undetermined; investigation continues
- Authorities search property near Carthage, arrest two suspects on warrants
- UPDATED: Two school buses damaged in accidents; no serious injuries cited