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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.

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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 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.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's minimum wage is set to increase again as part of a voter-approved plan to gradually hike pay.

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.”

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.

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.

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.


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.

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?

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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 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.

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.