Patrick Beranek, a 17-year-old junior at Joplin High School, has scored a perfect 36 on the ACT.
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COLUMBUS, Kan. — Cherokee County may soon declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary, an expression of opposition to restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.
The consultant who is in Joplin to begin work on the second phase of the East Town Historic Resources Survey heard some neighborhood history during an initial meeting Thursday night.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — The graves of more than 40 people who likely had no family and were buried as paupers will now receive county care.
A plan to waive some concurrent enrollment tuition fees at Missouri Southern State University aims to provide equity for first-generation and low-income students, university officials said Thursday.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday called for a new state savings fund and reaffirmed his support for gun rights in face of a spike in violence in the state's biggest cities.
Pro Musica received a timely financial boost amid a 40th anniversary season that’s turning out to be one of the most popular in recent memory.
NEOSHO, Mo. — The Newton County Commission has approved a budget similar to the 2019 spending plan in scope but with a significant carryover to boost its general revenue fund.
When we hear about data breaches, it seems like they are all big ones. The biggest breaches in 2019 were in the hundreds of millions of records that were hacked.
A Jasper County jury deliberated about 25 minutes Wednesday before finding Ricky Marchbanks guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the 2016 fatal shooting of his next door neighbor, Jeremy Neeper.
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.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Carl Junction High School senior Kennadi Stegall couldn’t help but beam with pride after she started a fire using a piece of flint and steel, a char cloth and a bundle of tinder in her Outdoor Pursuits class on Tuesday.
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.
NEOSHO, Mo. — Newton County voters on April 7 will consider passing a half-cent sales tax to benefit 911 services, and Neosho voters will consider an additional half-cent sales tax to fund its police and fire departments.
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.
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.
Joplin city officials were directed Monday night by the City Council to go forward with writing requests to receive proposals from consultants for uses and viability of the Ewert Park pool and Memorial Hall.
Prosecutor Theresa Kenney told a jury Monday that Ricky Marchbanks got into an argument with his neighbor Jeremy Neeper four years ago over "something about a motorcycle."
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.
NEOSHO, Mo. — Neosho officials continue to work on finding the wherewithal to pay for maintaining the Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery, which it has acquired through an unforeseen twist.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has joined other Republicans in cosponsoring a resolution that would allow senators to dismiss the House's articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — A Diamond man has been identified as the driver who was killed during an officers-involved shooting on Sunday evening in Carthage, according to a news release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Monday afternoon.
Missouri moments told in art — hundreds of paintings by one of the state's most celebrated artists — could soon be online and free to the public.
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.
On the eve of his trial on murder charges, attorneys for Ricky Lee Marchbanks were seeking suppression of incriminating statements he purportedly made to police.
With recent news of contracts to be let to complete the Missouri portion of the Bella Vista Bypass for Interstate 49, the dream of the Jefferson Highway, a national highway traversing the middle of the continent from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to New Orleans is that much closer to completion.
Parker Mortuary, which has served Joplin families for nearly 90 years, has a new owner who has decided it's time to update the place.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Friday afternoon in Carthage marked a first for an organization that grants wishes to critically ill children across two states.
DIAMOND, Mo. — Another round of wintertime education and discussion opportunities are being served up at George Washington Carver National Monument during three Coffee With Carver events.
Only one license application with a Joplin-area address was approved Friday as the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the 86 total licenses it would approve for operations to make medical marijuana-infused products.
A state investigator has reported that damage was such in the November fire at the Sandstone Gardens business that a cause of the blaze could not be determined.
Missouri Southern State University will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday, Jan. 20, in the North End Zone building.
Members of the Joplin Native American Flute Circle will hold their fifth annual winter flute gathering on Saturday and Sunday to bring together vendors, musicians and local listeners for a weekend of fellowship and growth.
A Southwest City man already facing charges was accused Thursday of possessing the brush truck that the Redings Mill Fire Protection District reported on Monday as having been stolen along with other equipment.
This Week's Circulars
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.
- UPDATE: Highway patrol releases identity of man killed in officer-involved shooting
- Bill Caldwell: Joplin was a linchpin in the Jefferson Highway
- Freezing rain expected overnight, complicating morning commute
- Joplin's Tash sets national prep football record
- As Neosho prepares to run IOOF cemetery, charges from embezzlement probe yet to be filed
- Drunken driver in fatality accident sent to prison
- Led by sophomores, Miller girls off to 12-2 start
- Several Eagles join the MSHSAA record books
- 11 candidates to run for Joplin City Council
- Oklahoma artist a Gen-X icon