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Diverse and flexible spaces that could accommodate everything from a dance class to a 1,600-seat stage production are incorporated into a conceptual design for Joplin's Memorial Hall.

A Neosho woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday on Route NN, 2 miles northwest of Neosho in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


Voting records set in 2016 have already been broken in Jasper and Newton counties. And with a week left before Election Day, county clerks anticipate those numbers going higher.

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The Jasper County Health Department on Tuesday reported three more deaths of residents due to COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 53.

Known for farm-to-table living and an A-plus in recycling, Oregon has a pretty “crunchy” reputation. While it’s true that copious farms, dairies, breweries, vineyards and a fine coastline make it easy to live the clean-eating local food life, Oregon has a dirty little secret.

Living at the end of a dead-end street, our trick-or-treaters have always been limited. This year, we have new kiddos in the neighborhood, so I'm going to prepare for some Halloween knocking on the door. Of course, as usual, I will stock up on my favorites and look forward to leftovers.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — With coronavirus cases spreading rapidly across her state, Samantha Allen laments that Missouri does not allow voters to cast their ballots in person before Election Day.

A Cassville woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 11 a.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 37, a mile south of Butterfield in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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Joplin's total COVID-19 case count has reached a new local record, climbing 55% in the last seven days compared with the previous week, the city's health director said Monday.


Judge Dean Dankelson was forced to declare a mistrial Monday when a 61-year-old defendant in a child sexual abuse case experienced a medical emergency just before the start of jury selection proceedings.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported record highs for its seven-day rolling averages of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said she was considering calling the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session to impose a …

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine Law during the course of a medical marijuana lawsuit, calling the charges “frivolous” and “baseless.”

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Social media influencers might soon be popping up on Missouri residents' Instagram and Twitter accounts with reminders of ways they can help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Wintry weather could creep into the region overnight, with Crawford County in Southeast Kansas and Vernon County in Southwest Missouri under a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. today until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Ryan Meister and Corey McNew drove from Springfield recently to try out the new Neosho bike trails in Morse Park. They called Neosho's trail network “up-and-coming,” and noted the trails aren’t yet crowded.

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On Saturday, temperatures stayed low and a cool breeze blew across historic Peace Church Cemetery as volunteers prepared the burial ground for the winter. About 35 of those volunteers came from Joplin High School’s JROTC program.


Five people were injured in a two-vehicle accident about 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Route H, 4 miles north of Monett, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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Area nursing homes are battling to keep the area’s most vulnerable residents safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.

Nothing could be as soul-soothing as the music of raindrops pattering on the roof this week. It lulled me to sleep with assurance that all would be made right in Nature’s world, and the fresh, rich smell of petrichor woke me to a soft gray dawn seeping through my slightly open window. A sens…

A 15-year-old Noel boy was killed in a utility vehicle wreck about 2 p.m. Saturday on private property at a Noel address in McDonald County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

NEOSHO, Mo. — The novel coronavirus pandemic has shut down many opportunities, but the Neosho-Newton County Library has found that the need for books has increased. Recognizing also the demand for reduced interaction, the library has introduced new features and granted patrons access to a mu…

Mining in the early days of the Tri-State District was an individual enterprise. Miners worked their own land or leased tracts to take advantage of shallow surface deposits. As independent operators, there was little incentive to work together. It was every man for himself.

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