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Diverse and flexible spaces that could accommodate everything from a dance class to a 1,600-seat stage production are incorporated into a conceptual design for Joplin's Memorial Hall.

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Voting records set in 2016 have already been broken in Jasper and Newton counties. And with a week left before Election Day, county clerks anticipate those numbers going higher.

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The Jasper County Health Department on Tuesday reported three more deaths of residents due to COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 53.

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Joplin's total COVID-19 case count has reached a new local record, climbing 55% in the last seven days compared with the previous week, the city's health director said Monday.

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Judge Dean Dankelson was forced to declare a mistrial Monday when a 61-year-old defendant in a child sexual abuse case experienced a medical emergency just before the start of jury selection proceedings.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported record highs for its seven-day rolling averages of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said she was considering calling the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session to impose a …

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine Law during the course of a medical marijuana lawsuit, calling the charges “frivolous” and “baseless.”

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Social media influencers might soon be popping up on Missouri residents' Instagram and Twitter accounts with reminders of ways they can help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Wintry weather could creep into the region overnight, with Crawford County in Southeast Kansas and Vernon County in Southwest Missouri under a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. today until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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On Saturday, temperatures stayed low and a cool breeze blew across historic Peace Church Cemetery as volunteers prepared the burial ground for the winter. About 35 of those volunteers came from Joplin High School’s JROTC program.

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Area nursing homes are battling to keep the area’s most vulnerable residents safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.

NEOSHO, Mo. — The novel coronavirus pandemic has shut down many opportunities, but the Neosho-Newton County Library has found that the need for books has increased. Recognizing also the demand for reduced interaction, the library has introduced new features and granted patrons access to a mu…

Mining in the early days of the Tri-State District was an individual enterprise. Miners worked their own land or leased tracts to take advantage of shallow surface deposits. As independent operators, there was little incentive to work together. It was every man for himself.

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WEBB CITY, Mo. — With the Praying Hands Memorial behind them, the Joplin community took a moment Friday night to remember and pray for 14-year-old Leora Hardee to safely return home after she was reported missing more than five weeks ago.

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A judge on Thursday ordered Lane Stephens to stand trial on eight felony counts, including first-degree murder, in the fatal shooting of Don Pierce and the wounding of Stephens' estranged wife at a Carthage motel.

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JASPER, Mo. — While Jasper School District officials are keeping pretty much mum, an attorney with the district's law firm, EdCounsel, conveyed that all school employees, including the high school football coach, have been "instructed not to lead students in, or promote, prayer."

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CARTHAGE, Mo. — The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Carthage Kiwanis Club to do without two of its biggest fundraising events of the year for 2020, including the historic Kiddieland amusement park, but a donation from a local business will help the club out.

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After receiving almost 2,000 surveys from area residents regarding the future of the Ewert Park Aquatic Center, engineers and architects came back with four proposals on how to renovate the pool and make it more fun for residents of the community that surrounds it.

Judge Gayle Crane meted out some shock time in prison for a Joplin father convicted of slapping his 2-year-old son's face hard enough to leave finger-shaped bruises and give him a bloody nose.

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