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A project to build a second phase of senior apartments, many of them to be rented at rates based on the tenant's income, has been approved for Missouri state tax credits to reimburse some development costs.

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A Texas resident was injured in a single-vehicle accident about 6:45 a.m. Saturday on Route NN, 12 miles east of Jasper in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

I got up before dawn’s crack, but as the sky brightened I could see that our front yard once again resembled a giant frozen rump roast with nasty freezer burn.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Cindy and David Badger hosted a small prayer gathering Saturday in front of their pickup in the far back corner of the state Capitol parking lot, but they were among the few who showed up, despite rumors of protests.

College Heights Christian School released listings this past week of students who earned high honors and academic honors for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

You better believe Andy Reid had a game plan well in place before this afternoon’s playoff game at home between our beloved Chiefs and the visiting Cleveland Browns.

I can see out the window past jays squabbling over sunflower seeds and squirrels playing chase between gobbling up seeds as fast as their little paws can stuff them in already fat cheeks, past the delicate lacing of dogwood branches tipped with fat buds to a jet stitching the clear blue of t…

I remember it as though it were yesterday, en route to the office, that initial report: “Breaking News! A passenger airliner has crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.” And then the second, and later, reports of two additional attacks, with one failing. Three successful and …


A 10-year master plan of projects to repair or provide for increased stormwater drainage in Joplin are proposed for consideration for renewal of a quarter-cent parks and stormwater sales tax that is to be proposed to voters later this year.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — After seven long months of repairs made necessary by a July 2020 leak that sent thousands of gallons of water flooding through the original section of the Carthage Public Library, the building will soon reopen to the public, director Julie Yockey said.

A new national television series will kick off tonight with the story of a Joplin woman whose mysterious death went unsolved before the exhumation of her body revealed clues that she was murdered helped authorities link her death and that of another woman.

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SARCOXIE, Mo. — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday identified a person of interest in the homicide of a woman whose body was discovered Wednesday night at her home in Sarcoxie.


INDIANAPOLIS — As area residents continue to receive the bamlanivimab monoclonal antibody therapy drug to help them cope with their mild COVID-19 symptoms, there’s one Joplin native, watching from afar, who’s smiling at the news.

"Extra, extra! Read all about it!" That's the classic cry of a newsboy from the turn of the last century, calling attention to what was the latest news leading that edition of the paper. In that day, newsboys became a regular feature of the city's landscape from the moment a newspaper issued…

The Big Lots store that is coming to the former Toys R Us and Babies R Us storefronts in the North Point Shopping Center could have a soft opening in the second or third week of February. A grand opening is planned for March.

Freeman Health System this past Tuesday paused to honor all the key roles that pharmacists play throughout the Joplin metropolitan area on a daily basis. Jan. 12 was National Pharmacist Day, and it celebrates and highlights pharmacists and their clinical knowledge.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Cindy and David Badger hosted a small prayer gathering Saturday in front of their pickup in the far back corner of the state Capitol parking lot, but they were among the few who showed up, despite rumors of protests.

SARCOXIE, Mo. — The Jasper County Sheriff's Department said Saturday it has identified "a person of interest" in the homicide of a woman discovered Wednesday night at a residence in Sarcoxie.

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — An Aurora mother waived a preliminary hearing this week on charges of child neglect and endangerment in a case in which four of her five children purportedly were found in a town park unattended by any adult, unwashed, smelling of urine and inadequately dressed for the weather.

A Joplin woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident at 1:30 a.m. Friday on Missouri Highway 171, a mile east of Carterville in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


CARTHAGE, Mo. — Another roundabout will likely be coming to Carthage as part of a package of street improvements the city will make to prepare for an expansion of the Schreiber Foods distribution center in the south part of town.


MONETT, Mo. — PlayPower Inc., a North Carolina-based manufacturer of outdoor recreational products, recently announced it will invest more than $2 million in its Monett plant, creating 82 new jobs in Southwest Missouri.

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NEOSHO, Mo. — The Newton County Health Department announced on Friday a death related to COVID-19. 

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The Lawrence County Health Department on Friday announced 15 new COVID-19 deaths of residents, bringing the county's total to 74.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., to help with security leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, a spokeswoman confirmed late Thursday.


The Missouri House of Representatives will not meet next week because of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Capitol building, Republican leaders announced Thursday evening.

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