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Missouri Southern State University announced Tuesday that it is offering complimentary credit monitoring to individuals who were affected by a cybersecurity attack on the university several months ago.

Property owners in Jasper and Newton counties who want to dispute their real estate or personal property reassessments have only a few days left to ask for a hearing by the county boards of equalization.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — The inaugural 620 Day will honor and celebrate the local business community with live music, food trucks, vendors, shopping discounts and more.

A new grant of $10,000 has been received by the city of Joplin that will be used to prune trees in city parks.

A child custody dispute is believed to have led to an exchange of gunfire Monday morning at a residence south of Joplin that left a woman dead and two men wounded, one of whom has been taken into custody, according to the Newton County sheriff.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed a former judge who has supported an anti-abortion pregnancy center — and been disciplined for publicly doing so — to an administrative panel that could handle a licensing dispute with the state's only abortion clinic. 

NEVADA, Mo. — Cottey College has been ranked second on the Best Regional Midwest Colleges 2019 list by College Consensus, the college recently announced.

MIAMI, Okla. — Area residents are invited to the Peoria Tribe powwow, to be held Friday through Sunday at the powwow grounds, 60000-60250 E. 90 Road.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has reported a less than three-day supply of all negative blood types.

A $1 million construction contract for another neighborhood improvement project in Joplin's disaster recovery zone will be presented to the City Council for action on Monday.

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Missouri Southern State University’s accrediting body, in renewing its accreditation for another 10 years, has highlighted the university’s increased transparency and shared governance model as well as potential challenges in developing a culture of research and growth.

After a day of pruning, weeding and mowing the rain forest that once was my yard, I was too tired to cook. I was looking for something substantial to eat. But where? Then I remembered that the Infuxn Vodka Bar, 530 S. Main St., had become Infuxn Kitchen and Cocktails.

If you visit Carthage’s Central Park, you’ll find a statue of a man squatting with binoculars in his hand. For many people, one glance is all it takes to recognize the iconic figure of world-famous zoologist and naturalist R. Marlin Perkins. Perkins, born in Carthage in 1905, became the face…

Five local projects have been named winners at the 2019 National History Day contest, which was held earlier this month at the University of Maryland in College Park.

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Business is on the move now for Joplin Workshops Inc., only four months after the workshop regained occupancy of a building that was heavily damaged two years ago in a fire.

VINITA, Okla. — New court filings indicate that Ronnie Dean Busick has failed to respond to offers of immunity from prosecution and reward money in exchange for any knowledge he may have of the kidnapping and presumed 1999 murders of two Oklahoma girls.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court declared Friday that the state finally is spending enough money on its public schools under a new education funding law but refused to end a lawsuit filed nearly a decade ago because it wants to monitor future funding by the Legislature.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Laurel Rosenthal has helped shape countless young minds at Mark Twain Elementary in Carthage for more than five decades and was recently honored with the Making a Difference for Women Award from the local Soroptimist International organization.

Those covered by Joplin's troubled Police and Firemen's Pension Fund will soon be asked to vote on a change to the plan's rules that would allow the city to use proceeds of a half-cent sales tax to secure the underfunded plan.

Adults who earned high school equivalency certificates after completing the Adult Education and Literacy program will be honored in a graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. today at the Joplin High School performing arts center, 2104 Indiana Ave.

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Obituaries

Joyce Boyer, 90, of Seneca, MO, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at her home. Joyce was born in Kansas City, KS, and has been a resident of Seneca, MO since 1983. Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Frank Boyer; three daughters, Janice A. Stewart (Mikee), Janice Hickox (Howard) and Si…

GOLDEN CITY, MO - Edward Eugene Weinstein, 105, a carpenter, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar, MO.

BAXTER SPRINGS, KS - Joann Miller, 77, a retired certified nurses aide, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019. Services are planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin,MO.