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A project to build a second phase of senior apartments, many of them to be rented at rates based on the tenant's income, has been approved for Missouri state tax credits to reimburse some development costs.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Cindy and David Badger hosted a small prayer gathering Saturday in front of their pickup in the far back corner of the state Capitol parking lot, but they were among the few who showed up, despite rumors of protests.

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A 10-year master plan of projects to repair or provide for increased stormwater drainage in Joplin are proposed for consideration for renewal of a quarter-cent parks and stormwater sales tax that is to be proposed to voters later this year.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — After seven long months of repairs made necessary by a July 2020 leak that sent thousands of gallons of water flooding through the original section of the Carthage Public Library, the building will soon reopen to the public, director Julie Yockey said.

A new national television series will kick off tonight with the story of a Joplin woman whose mysterious death went unsolved before the exhumation of her body revealed clues that she was murdered helped authorities link her death and that of another woman.

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SARCOXIE, Mo. — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday identified a person of interest in the homicide of a woman whose body was discovered Wednesday night at her home in Sarcoxie.

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INDIANAPOLIS — As area residents continue to receive the bamlanivimab monoclonal antibody therapy drug to help them cope with their mild COVID-19 symptoms, there’s one Joplin native, watching from afar, who’s smiling at the news.

"Extra, extra! Read all about it!" That's the classic cry of a newsboy from the turn of the last century, calling attention to what was the latest news leading that edition of the paper. In that day, newsboys became a regular feature of the city's landscape from the moment a newspaper issued…

The Big Lots store that is coming to the former Toys R Us and Babies R Us storefronts in the North Point Shopping Center could have a soft opening in the second or third week of February. A grand opening is planned for March.

Freeman Health System this past Tuesday paused to honor all the key roles that pharmacists play throughout the Joplin metropolitan area on a daily basis. Jan. 12 was National Pharmacist Day, and it celebrates and highlights pharmacists and their clinical knowledge.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Cindy and David Badger hosted a small prayer gathering Saturday in front of their pickup in the far back corner of the state Capitol parking lot, but they were among the few who showed up, despite rumors of protests.

SARCOXIE, Mo. — The Jasper County Sheriff's Department said Saturday it has identified "a person of interest" in the homicide of a woman discovered Wednesday night at a residence in Sarcoxie.

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CARTHAGE, Mo. — Another roundabout will likely be coming to Carthage as part of a package of street improvements the city will make to prepare for an expansion of the Schreiber Foods distribution center in the south part of town.

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MONETT, Mo. — PlayPower Inc., a North Carolina-based manufacturer of outdoor recreational products, recently announced it will invest more than $2 million in its Monett plant, creating 82 new jobs in Southwest Missouri.

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NEOSHO, Mo. — The Newton County Health Department announced on Friday a death related to COVID-19. 

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The Lawrence County Health Department on Friday announced 15 new COVID-19 deaths of residents, bringing the county's total to 74.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., to help with security leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, a spokeswoman confirmed late Thursday.

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The Missouri House of Representatives will not meet next week because of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Capitol building, Republican leaders announced Thursday evening.

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A Carthage woman explained in court Thursday how she mustered the courage to resist three young males who tried to rob her and her male companion by putting guns to their heads in the parking lot of Northpark Mall in Joplin.

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Just a month after announcing it was reducing operations in its Carthage plant and eliminating 450 jobs, Butterball LLC announced that it was spending $8.7 million to expand two plants in Northwest Arkansas and add about 360 jobs between the two plants.

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SARCOXIE, Mo. — Jasper County sheriff's investigators are treating the death of a woman reported Wednesday night at a residence in Sarcoxie as a homicide.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri on Thursday opened up coronavirus vaccines to police, firefighters and health care administrators as the state prepares for an influx of vaccines next week.

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Joplin City Hall and other city services, including the Sunshine Lamp Trolley and MAPS system, will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Missouri Office of Workforce Development will continue its virtual job fairs this year, starting with a fair for the health care industry from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26.

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Last week’s deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump was deemed “unprecedented” at the time by Missouri Southern State University’s William Delehanty.

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Reactions locally to Wednesday's U.S. House vote to impeach President Donald Trump on a charge of "incitement of insurrection" fell mostly along party lines.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed annual budget Wednesday that includes a tax increase and two other major initiatives likely to be rejected by the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature.

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O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, facing waning support from longtime backers and donors in the wake of the attack at the U.S. Capitol last week, defended himself in a newspaper column Wednesday, accusing the media and “Washington establishment” of deceiving American…

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House for the first time in history on Wednesday formally denounced a lawmaker accused of having sex with an intern, threatening a staffer to keep quiet and then lying while under investigation.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Districts can skip the mandatory two-week quarantine for teachers and students as long as they’re following COVID-19 safety protocols such as mask-wearing and social distancing, health officials said Tuesday.

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