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A Joplin Police Department special weapons and tactics team served a search warrant Thursday morning at a residence in central Joplin, seizing some narcotics and a stolen firearm, and arresting two suspects.


Patrick Beranek, a 17-year-old junior at Joplin High School, has scored a perfect 36 on the ACT.


The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University has hired EFL Associates, a Kansas City-based executive search and recruitment firm, to help in the hiring of the university's next president.

The Jasper County prosecutor's office dismissed felony domestic charges of two defendants this week, citing a lack of cooperation on the part of the victim in one case and a loss of contact with the victim in the other case.

Joplin police officers responding to a report of suspicious activity Tuesday afternoon in the 3400 block of East Seventh Street located a stolen vehicle and arrested two suspects on vehicle tampering charges.

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Rebecca Harshaw, Missouri Southern’s dental hygiene clinical instructor, has heard her students say it over and over again throughout the years.

Five years in the marketplace, and the little electrified BMW gets fancier and will travel further than its predecessor. First glance at the hatchback will no doubt bring forth a peculiar nod trying to compare it with something else on the road.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday that he plans to fight efforts to expand the number of people eligible for government health care, as a ballot initiative to do so gains momentum.


Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's State of the State speech Wednesday was hailed by some, but others criticized what he didn't say.

An Arkansas man was killed in a single-vehicle accident at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 44, about 2 miles east of Joplin in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


Staff at the Joplin Humane Society say they are hopeful a dog that was stolen from the shelter on Tuesday may soon be found thanks to the power of social media.


Eleven residents have been certified to run as candidates for five seats on the Joplin City Council, according to City Clerk Barbara Gollhofer.

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While a Carthage man had a temper, the neighbor charged with fatally shooting him was known to carry a rifle around with him and told friends he might have to kill someone, according to testimony in the prosecution's case Tuesday against defendant Ricky Marchbanks.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A proposal to change the standard of proof in Missouri for punitive damage lawsuits drew opposition from trial attorneys in a state legislative committee hearing Tuesday morning, but it had support from some business and health care groups.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a central portion of a 2016 voter identification law that it said had required a “misleading” and “contradictory” sworn statement from people lacking a photo ID.

My mother used to tell my sister Sue something important two times and would never tell me once. Or vice versa. Then, there was the time she locked herself out of her house three times. It could have been more because the third time she came to the bank to get my key, she told me she wasn't …


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican senators rolled out a plan Tuesday to ask Missouri voters to undo key parts of a nationally unique redistricting model that directs a demographer to draw new legislative districts with “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness" as top criteria.

Attorney General Mike Hunter said he’s seeking an unspecified amount of damages from McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. for failing to stop or report suspiciously large orders of opioids that clearly weren’t going to be used for legitimate medical uses.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — A burglary suspect considered to be armed and dangerous was being sought after a Webb City home burglary, according to a police report.

A Tulsa man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he hit a Joplin police car that was parked at a traffic stop Saturday night on Interstate 44 in Joplin, according to a news release from the Joplin Police Department.


A Jasper County judge sentenced a Neosho man to eight years in prison Monday on a conviction for driving while intoxicated in an accident resulting in the death of a 33-year-old Kansas man.

Cox College, a Springfield-based nursing school, plans to open satellite campuses at Monett's Scott Regional Technology Center and Cox Medical Center in Branson next year, college officials recently announced.


Missouri American Water Co. is currently involved in the “environmental permitting” phase of its project to construct a water-storage reservoir south of Joplin, company officials said last week.

A Pineville man was injured in an accident attributed to ice at 9:25 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 49, a mile west of Neosho in Newton County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

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LOCKWOOD, MO - Evelyn Thelma Kukal, 94, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood.