CASSVILLE, Mo. — Two Carthage men are facing murder charges as accomplices in the drug-related robbing and slaying of a 25-year-old Monett man.
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Judge Dean Dankelson decided Monday to stack a jury’s recommended sentences for convicted child sexual abuser Daniel Franklin in a manner that they amounted to 628 years.
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A pocket of Southeast Kansas has been transformed this week into a cultural destination where people can hear live music and feast their eyes on galleries and classic movies in person for the first time in two years.
The Joplin Public Library has installed a StoryWalk, a new outdoor activity, for June in its outdoor classroom area at the northwest corner of the building.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Allowing new plaintiffs to join a lawsuit over whether Missouri must provide Medicaid coverage to an expanded population of low-income adults could delay resolution of the case beyond the July 1 start date for that coverage, attorneys told a Cole County judge Monday morning.
WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Cooking for a Cause fundraiser at the Webb City Farmers Market, set for Saturday, will benefit the Lion Co-op at Missouri Southern State University.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Nine summers ago, at age 21, Chastin Leggett had an idea that combined his passions and helping people into his own business.
With fair season coming up, young people throughout the area are learning new skills and preparing for county fairs today and in the future.
WASHINGTON — There was little disagreement among senators Wednesday over whether a national law is needed to standardize what soon will be a patchwork of conflicting state statutes allowing some student athletes to earn money from their personal brands.
The Joplin Globe publishes summaries of routine and follow-up inspections performed by the Joplin Health Department. Businesses that are inspected either pass or fail based on violations found during the time of inspection. Those violations fall into two categories:
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Applications are now open for vendors seeking to be part of the Little Balkans Days Festival, which is slated for Labor Day weekend.
Kansans with a driver’s license or identification card that expired between March 12, 2020, and March 30, 2021, have until June 30 to renew those credentials.
The Joplin Historic Preservation Commission will present its 2021 awards at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the main lobby of Joplin City Hall, 602 S. Main St. The public is invited to attend.
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Crawford County residents eager to get out of the house can enjoy a free weeklong event that will showcase area talent including music, art and theater in venues at Pittsburg State University and at Block22 in downtown Pittsburg.
Few people in Joplin call Bob Pritchard by given his name. To most, he is simply the “king of the flat top.”
The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation has announced its 2021 award recipients, including two Southwest Missouri buildings. The awards, which were announced virtually last week, recognize people and projects that have advanced the field of historic preservation in Missouri.
A new pain relief treatment with a futuristic-sounding name, OsteoCool, is helping bone tumor cancer patients avoid using, and potentially abusing, medically prescribed opioids.
While many services buckled under the weight of the pandemic, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States turned the adversity of COVID-19 into a growing opportunity to assist regional families with sick children.
Southwest Missouri’s most popular tourist areas are the epicenter of a COVID-19 outbreak linked to the delta variant that is responsible for making India second to the United States in coronavirus cases.
Jasper County has long celebrated naturalist Marlin Perkins, of Carthage, but Webb City’s native son, Ernest J. Palmer, was another naturalist renowned for his work in botany, geology and archaeology. Despite not having a college degree, through diligent hard work he carved out a career as a…
It’s going to be a tough pill to swallow, but it has to be done, and the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to make it as quick and painless as possible.
Some motorcyclists marred a Main Street cruise night Saturday by blocking intersections to other motorists and lashing out at police who tried to stop them.
FORT SCOTT, Kan. — A Joplin student has been named one of 11 winners of the sixth annual Art- Effect Project, an international art competition for middle and high school students hosted by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. The contest challenges students to honor unsung heroes thro…
LAMAR, Mo. — Cox Barton County Hospital announced this week that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction places the hospital in the top 15% of hospitals in the nation for patient experience.
Judge Gayle Crane on Thursday in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin granted a defense motion for acquittal of a Webb City man on a felony domestic assault charge after the state had rested its case but before the matter could be submitted to the jury.
NEOSHO, Mo. — While Kevin Wilson was remembered for being an outstanding listener, he didn’t always follow advice he heard — such as how much oil to use when cooking funnel cakes.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Like many things in 2020, the annual Kids Fishing Day in Carthage had to be canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event is back.
Isolated seniors, staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic, have proved easy prey for scammers hoping to gain access to their life savings.
Final approval of the first project area to be activated for tax increment financing within the 32nd Street Place mixed-use development has been given by the Joplin City Council.
TULSA, Okla. — Another 16 coffins have been discovered in a Tulsa cemetery as archaeologists resume excavation work on a mass grave believed to hold the remains of unidentified Tulsa Race Massacre victims.
A collection of Inuit carvings has been donated to the Missouri Southern State University art department by the family of Mel Mosher, a former faculty member.
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Business Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Meadowbrook Mall.
Bobbie Friend testified Wednesday that husband Kevin Maggard got upset with her two years ago about a text message and head-butted her in the face, breaking her nose, splitting her lip and giving her a black eye.
Hospitals are continuing to experience increased numbers of COVID-19 admissions, and health departments say that rising case numbers are the result of people resuming regular activities without taking precautions or obtaining vaccinations.
Monday is Flag Day, and Joplin’s American Legion Post 13 will hold a flag retirement ceremony at 5 p.m. at Memorial Hall, located at Eighth Street and Wall Avenue.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s decision to block a Missouri law criminalizing abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest.
When spring storms cause roofs to spring a leak or the house needs a new roof altogether, a roofer is one of the most critical contractors you can hire — which is why it’s important to do your due diligence when hiring a roofing contractor.
A Baxter Springs, Kansas, man took a plea offer this week on an armed robbery charge he was facing in a shoplifting incident a year ago at the Academy Sports and Outdoors store in Joplin.
This Week's Circulars
Allen K. Baker, 74, Stark City, MO, entered into rest on June 13, 2021, at his home, following an extended illness. Allen was born October 31, 1946, in Stella, MO, and was a graduate of Midway High School. He entered the United States Air Force in 1966 and served until his retirement in 1986…
Age 96, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Webb City, Missouri, passed away on May 13, 2021. Services will be at the Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City, Saturday, June 26th, 2021 with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery.
- After 72 years, 'king of flat top' retires from cutting hair in Joplin
- Missouri tourist hotspots heating up COVID counts as new variant spreads
- Wally Kennedy: MoDOT plans Range Line closure for bridge replacement
- Joplin Health Department food inspections (June 14)
- Judge dismisses Webb City man's domestic assault case in midtrial
- Webb City man being tried on felony domestic assault charge
- Dangerous heat index ahead for area
- Police say some motorcyclists marred cruise night
- Hospitals report continued rise in COVID-19 patients
- Jasper County reports COVID-19 death