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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 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

MIAMI, Okla. — Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College has launched an updated version of its mobile app.

A list of grants to help local organizations stage festivals and events received first-round approval Monday by the Joplin City Council.

The Joplin Police Department said today that there were three burglaries of businesses along or near Range Line Road reported Monday morning, including the theft of more than $40,000 worth of merchandise from the Best Buy store and more than $65,000 in property from Anderson Car & Tractor.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday.

More talks will take place between city staff and the developer of the proposed Boomtown Central Shopping Center before the Joplin City Council decides whether to grant a tax increment finance district to help pay for redevelopment costs of the property.

The new Jackson Avenue bridge that spans Shoal Creek at McIndoe Park is now open to traffic.

Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission, which has helped shape countless lives since its inception 19 years ago, has been selected as one of the top five finalists for World News Group’s 14th annual Hope Awards for Effective Compassion.

A 16-year-old Joplin boy was taken into custody in the shooting and wounding of a 28-year-old roommate Saturday morning at a residence on East 11th Street.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Critics of Missouri's new voter identification law argued in court Monday that election officials hadn't done enough to help residents navigate the changes, countering the secretary of state's position that his 18-month informational campaign "far exceeded" the leg…

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has announced a continuing shortage of all blood types and is seeking immediate donations to ensure adequate reserve levels.

Southwest Missouri, Southeast Kansas and Northeast Oklahoma will be under a heat advisory from 1 p.m. today to 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service station in Springfield.

The city of Joplin’s spending in the proposed 2020 budget is set to go down another $20 million from the current year’s budget.

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Obituaries

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.