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A Carthage man was injured in a one-car accident at 5:19 a.m. Sunday in Interstate 49 in Barton County, 6 miles south of Lamar, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

An open house will be held by representatives of the city of Joplin to talk to residents and answer questions about a tax proposal the city has placed on the Nov. 5 ballot.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A new map showing where Jasper County voting polls are located has been created by the county clerk and posted on the county website.

The weather went, as goes the quip circulating online, from 90 to 35 like it saw a state trooper, and just like that, the last remnants of the summer that never really was, having stayed to keep autumn company for a while, fled in haste with frost snapping at her bare heels. A forecast of lo…

Once upon a time, my patient mother and I used a real sewing machine with real fabric and thread to lovingly craft a “Strawberry Shortcake” costume for my oldest child. On the holiday itself, that opinionated 3-year-old refused to wear it.

It’s easy to forget about the evolution of books: Sumerian symbols engraved on stone tablets, papyrus scrolls, parchment, wax tablets, paper (aka leaf), hand-written manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts, printed books, mass-produced books, and downloadable e-books and audiobooks.

Three-year-old Quetzali Rodriguez, of Pittsburg, Kansas, could not resist the urge to dance with members of the Chinelos Morelenses Unidos, of Springdale, Arkansas, at Saturday’s Hispanic Heritage Day at George Washington Carver National Monument, near Diamond.

Columbia Elementary School will hold its annual 5K race next month to benefit two families in the Joplin School District, including the family of a Joplin High School football player who recently died after practice.

After World War I, veterans took an active role to maintain the ties built through service at home and abroad. Veterans of the Spanish-American War had been encouraged by the Grand Army of the Republic, but they were restricted from becoming members. Being a veteran was not an automatic door…

MIAMI, Okla. — Forty years after Tar Creek first came to the nation’s attention because of water pollution, a series of sediment, tissue and water samples collected throughout the Superfund Site continue to show higher-than-normal levels of heavy metals in fish, plants, mammals and invertebrates.

Back on Oct. 1, the Immanuel Lutheran Church announced plans to acquire a new comfort dog, which would be Joplin’s third since late 2011.

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ALBA, Mo. — Nate and Tiffany Artinger are working to bring a unique twist to the quiet streets of Alba by creating a steampunk-themed brewery in the Old Miner’s Inn building at 208 Main St.

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 3:30 p.m. Friday on Barry County Farm Road 1080, a mile south of Purdy, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The iconic 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage will feature its first open-air market this weekend to help raise funds for plumbing services to the 70-year-old structure.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Although Missouri American Water Co. isn't yet focused on acquiring land for its planned reservoir project in Newton County, the company has already purchased one property, with another potential purchase in the works, according to one official.

NEOSHO, Mo. — A reward for information related to the case of a beagle in Neosho that police suspected was skinned alive is now as much as $30,000, the police department announced Friday.

A Jasper County judge Thursday ordered a Carthage man to refrain from entering into any contract work for elderly persons during the course of the probation he received when he pleaded guilty to reduced charges on two counts of financial exploitation of an elderly person.

A Neosho man charged with robbery in the swiping of more than $100 worth of lottery tickets from a sales clerk at a Joplin convenience store pleaded guilty this week to a reduced charge in a plea deal capping the prison time he might receive at five years.

Associate Judge Joe Hensley on Thursday ordered a 38-year-old defendant to stand trial on felony assault charges in the shooting of his girlfriend almost two years ago in Joplin.

A Neosho teen was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 10 p.m. Wednesday on Poppy Drive, 3 miles west of Neosho in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A judge on Thursday ordered a Joplin man to stand trial on a felony domestic assault charge after a preliminary hearing at which his ex-girlfriend testified that he choked her and beat her to the point she lost consciousness twice during a domestic dispute Feb. 17.

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Dwight Alva Stair, 70, a disabled Navy veteran and brother of Joplin resident Michael Stair, died Sept. 28, 2019 at the Truman VA Hospital at Columbia, where he had been an ICU patient for about a month. Dwight was born Aug. 18, 1949, and grew up on Walnut Street in Rolla. He graduated from …