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The fourth and final show of the Wilder’s 2019 Summer Concert Series — dubbed the “mother of all grand finales” — is set for Saturday night in downtown Joplin.

A Carthage man was killed in a single-vehicle crash at 10:20 p.m. Friday on Interstate 49, approximately 6 miles north of Carthage in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The Joplin Board of Education will hold a public hearing Tuesday ahead of setting its tax levy rate for the 2019-20 academic year.

In the 1930s, Americans struggled through a multitude of crises. Beginning in 1929, the stock market crash wiped out many small investors. Then a cascade of bank failures swept the country, leading to a bank holiday in 1933 when President Franklin Roosevelt worked to merge small banks and st…

Webb City, which already has many of the top restaurant chains represented up and down South Madison Street — the north end of Range Line Road — is getting yet another.

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WEBB CITY, Mo. — Webb City’s Historic Downtown Commercial District is continuing to thrive with the recent completion of Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Co.’s newly renovated corporate office space at 102 E. Daugherty St.

A Joplin man sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle crash at 6:12 a.m. Friday on Interstate 44, 2 miles west of Sarcoxie in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A man accused of attempting sexual assaults of female employees at two stores on Joplin's east side in January 2017 pleaded guilty Friday to kidnapping and attempted sodomy charges.

NEOSHO, Mo. — After hearing several complaints from residents, officials with Waste Corporation of America spoke Tuesday to Neosho City Council members. As a result of that conversation, people who pay for a second polycart may be getting some form of recompensation in the future.

Three U.S. Bank locations in Joplin and Webb City will close before the end of the year as the bank adapts to the changing ways people utilize its services through things such as mobile and online banking, a bank executive confirmed with the Globe on Friday.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is seeing an uptick in enrollment this fall for the first time since 2015, when hundreds of students protested what they described as rampant racism on the Columbia campus.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Abi Almandinger has been named the new executive director of Vision Carthage, a non-profit organization aimed at beautifying and revitalizing the Carthage community.

A 13-year-old boy who climbed onto the roof of a Joplin restaurant armed with a knife Thursday morning was detained by police without incident and referred to juvenile authorities.

Three people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision at 7:15 a.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 60, a mile east of Monett in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

SARCOXIE, Mo. — The Sarcoxie Fire Department has been holding a series of fundraisers this year to pay for the restoration its 1950 Ford firetruck and is slowly inching toward its $50,000 goal.

Having these things laid out ahead of time, and sharing them with your family and close friends, is a very thoughtful and mature thing to do for those who would be left behind in the event of your death.


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates on Thursday sued Missouri's top election official, alleging his actions and state laws denied them the right to put one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws to a public vote.

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Customers of Liberty Utilities-Empire could see their monthly bills rise by 5.9 percent if a rate request is approved in full by the Missouri Public Service Commission.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Organizers of the Neosho Fall Festival have opened vendor registrations for the 51st annual two-day celebration, to be held Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 in downtown Neosho.

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CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Fair Acres Family YMCA, in collaboration with the McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation, marked a milestone Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new storefront fitness center on the Carthage Square.

A truck driver from Lamar was killed in a one-vehicle accident at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday on Route EE, 4 miles northeast of Lamar in Barton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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When the upgrades from a recent federal grant are finished, a chain of community health centers will feel even more like a health care network.

Joplin police and the city fire marshal are investigating the death of a man Wednesday afternoon at a residence on the east side of the city.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday directed lawmakers to undo a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling on vehicle sales taxes during a special legislative session next month, a move one Democrat called "unnecessary."

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new Missouri law that sought to shield large hog, poultry and cattle farms from stringent local health rules.

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MIAMI, Okla. — As in past years, the 100th offering of the Ottawa County Fair in Miami provides a little bit of everything.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Construction of a performing arts center and expansion of Tech Center programs are the top two priorities for the Carthage School District, according to the latest Carthage 2020 and Beyond meeting survey.

Both drivers were injured in a two-vehicle collision at 11 a.m. Tuesday on Missouri Highway 96, about 3 miles east of Carthage in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Missouri universities are expecting mixed enrollment reports this fall, but perhaps none more pronounced than that of Missouri Southern State University, where total headcount could drop sharply.

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Sharon L. Fleury, 73, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019, in New Hampshire. She was a retired real estate appraiser. Sharon is survived by brother, Robert Freese, of New Hampshire; and daughter, Angela Lombard, of Joplin, MO. No local services are planned. In loving memory of Sharon L. Fl…

MERIDEN, KS - Kathy Kime Robins, 60, a homemaker, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019. A celebration of her life will be held at later date. Arrangements under the direction of Kansas City Cremation Center, Shawnee Mission

CARTHAGE, MO - Virginia I. Castor, 86, a former Walmart employee, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage.