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The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering teachers, parents, students and others its free Discover Nature Schools nature-based curriculum for students from prekindergarten through high school.

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Regional senior centers operated by the Area Agency on Aging, including those located in Joplin, Webb City, Carl Junction, Carthage, Lamar, Neosho and Noel, have extended their closure through April 30.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — At least 27 long-term care facilities in Missouri have at least one resident or employee who has tested positive for the coronavirus but getting more information is a challenge.

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NEOSHO, Mo. — One group of students got extra attention during Thursday's work-session meeting of the Neosho Board of Education as board members discussed how to handle activities enjoyed by high school seniors.

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Missouri on Thursday reported 1,834 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths, according to the latest data from the Department of Health and Senior Services.

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Missouri State Parks has modified operations at five state parks to address overcrowding and concerns regarding public safety. The modifications, including the temporary closure of four parks and the partial closure of one additional park, went into effect last week and are scheduled to cont…

Police are investigating the reported assault and robbery of a Baxter Springs, Kansas, man early Wednesday morning in Joplin.

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A letter circulating on social media and claiming that Missouri students won't be allowed to move to the next grade level for the 2020-21 academic year is a fake, officials with the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said.

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In a world where the coronavirus has forced people to adopt social distancing and avoid large groups, residents of a north Joplin neighborhood found a way to stay connected.

Associate Judge Joe Hensley declined to set bond Wednesday for a Joplin man charged with contacting an underage girl via Snapchat and luring her to his home where he raped her.

A Neosho man arrested on charges that he emerged from a closet in a woman's home in Joplin to rob another male visitor has posted bond and been released.

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Joplin residents who believe city officials have not taken action quickly enough on sheltering in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic are going online and writing letters to push for the order.

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O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Coronavirus cases in Missouri are rising at an alarming rate, but health experts said Wednesday it’s too soon to know if the state is emerging as one of the next hot spots for the pandemic.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Citing a $500 million budget shortfall because of the economic impact of COVID-19, Gov. Mike Parson announced Wednesday incoming funding cuts of about $180 million for the current fiscal year. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of Oklahomans infected with the coronavirus has increased by 154 and the number of COVID-19 deaths increased by seven, The Oklahoma State Department of Health said Wednesday.

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Missouri on Wednesday reported 1,581 positive coronavirus cases and 18 deaths, according to the latest data from the Department of Health and Senior Services.

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Joplin's City Council meeting on Monday will be conducted differently to comply with social distancing guidelines because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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NEOSHO, Mo. — The city has extended its suspension of municipal water disconnects for the month of April, although late fees and due amounts will continue to accrue for nonpayment.

I feel caught in a sort of time warp. From our self-imposed isolation at home, time in the outside world seems to pass with infinite slowness, caught in a sticky morass of molasseslike flow while we wait for the madness to end, torn by our inability to stop searching the latest news for a gl…

LAMAR, Mo. — A Lamar mother and her two sons waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday on felony charges that they forced an evacuation at Cox Barton County Hospital by calling in a bomb threat.

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O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Missouri jumped by nearly 300 on Tuesday, as calls for a statewide stay-at-home mandate increased.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma leaders on Tuesday still hadn’t finished developing critical COVID-19 prediction models for planning for patient surges and deciding to deploy additional supplies and resources.

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NEOSHO, Mo. — Though it has not yet passed a stay-at-home ordinance, the city of Neosho extended a state of emergency, declared in response to the spread of COVID-19, to April 30. The original order was issued during a special meeting on March 21. 

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JOPLIN, MO - Gloria Sue Means, 73, a bookkeeper, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Cowan Cemetery, Powell, MO.

JOPLIN, MO - Jack Baert, 57, a construction worker, passed way on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Services are planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin.

CARTHAGE, MO - Lawrence William "Larry" Robertson Jr., 72, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Viewing will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

Michael James Crumbliss opened his eyes to a new home on Tuesday, where he was to be greeted by his mother, Peggy Cross Crumbliss, father, James Junior Crumbliss, brother, Patrick Wayne Crumbliss, and other loved ones inside the gates of Heaven. Born on June 9, 1947, he passed into the next …