Keenan Cortez, who has served 15 years as a volunteer in various positions for the city of Joplin, was appointed Monday night to fill the City Council seat vacated by the resignation of Jim West.

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NEOSHO, Mo. — A judge ordered a 20-year-old defendant to stand trial on a rape charge Monday following testimony of his alleged victim at a preliminary hearing in Newton County Circuit Court.

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Standing shoulder to shoulder at their respective microphones, the final two contestants of The Joplin Globe's 42nd annual spelling bee exhaled simultaneously.

Spencer Dawson, a junior at Missouri Southern State University, has been selected to be a part of this year’s Oxford University Choral Singing Summer School.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Poet Allison Blevins will read from her own work at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Governors Room in the Overman Student Center at Pittsburg State University.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has reported less than a three-day supply of all negative blood types and requests blood donations soon.

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NEOSHO, Mo. — Vietnam veteran George Powers, of Pittsburg, Kansas, who served 21 years in the U.S. Army, decided to make time for himself on Saturday during the Neosho National Fish Hatchery’s eighth annual Rainbows for Veterans fishing derby.

Richard Massa was among the most influential teachers on the Missouri Southern State University campus, said past MSSU President Julio Leon, noting the strong ties he had with many of his past journalism students.

Members of the Joplin City Council are to fill the panel's open seat at a meeting Monday.

Why did your ancestors move from one region of a state to another region in the same state in the 1830s to 1860s? If the move occurred in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Indiana or Illinois, the answer might be that they were moving to new areas that developed and prospered along can…

If you’ve been thinking about building your next home but feel overwhelmed by the process, The Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri can help you get started.

In celebration of personal growth, I’d like to present a story. It starts with the vastly differing personalities of two children; it ends with a parenting epiphany. It goes like this.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Forget Punxsutawney Phil and his shadow. Cuddly rodents don’t mark the coming of summer. Drive-in theaters opening for the season, however ...

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Sure, Mark Nizer started out as a world champion juggler. And because he’s a funny guy, he added comedy to his act. But it’s the innovative use of 3-D technology that truly sets him apart from his peers.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — A Pittsburg man was taken into custody Friday by local authorities after he was identified as a suspect who was allegedly involved in multiple child sex crimes, according to a news release issued by the Pittsburg Police Department.

A Monett man was struck and killed in a car-pedestrian accident at 9:30 p.m. Friday on Lawrence Farm Road 2140, about 3 miles north of Freistatt in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A Burgess man who was struck and killed by a train earlier this week on a Kansas City Southern Railroad track has been identified as Jerry A. Faucett, 57, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office stated Friday in a news release. Burgess is a village in Barton County.

While World War II started in Europe in 1939, it was two years before the attack on Pearl Harbor. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who saw that the U.S. would be involved in the conflict, promoted policies for American military preparedness and programs as the Lend-Lease plan to provide mate…

Gazing at the photo of the Peppermint Beach Club in Virginia Beach, I was transported to my youth growing up in Norfolk, Virginia, and my long summer days at the beach with my best friend, Leigh.

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Jasper County officials cut a ribbon and conducted an open house Friday at the new Juvenile Services Center in Joplin in anticipation of an April 1 opening date for a structure that will house what they see as a nationwide leader in juvenile justice.

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