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An open house will be held by representatives of the city of Joplin to talk to residents and answer questions about a tax proposal the city has placed on the Nov. 5 ballot.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A new map showing where Jasper County voting polls are located has been created by the county clerk and posted on the county website.

Three-year-old Quetzali Rodriguez, of Pittsburg, Kansas, could not resist the urge to dance with members of the Chinelos Morelenses Unidos, of Springdale, Arkansas, at Saturday’s Hispanic Heritage Day at George Washington Carver National Monument, near Diamond.

Columbia Elementary School will hold its annual 5K race next month to benefit two families in the Joplin School District, including the family of a Joplin High School football player who recently died after practice.

After World War I, veterans took an active role to maintain the ties built through service at home and abroad. Veterans of the Spanish-American War had been encouraged by the Grand Army of the Republic, but they were restricted from becoming members. Being a veteran was not an automatic door…

MIAMI, Okla. — Forty years after Tar Creek first came to the nation’s attention because of water pollution, a series of sediment, tissue and water samples collected throughout the Superfund Site continue to show higher-than-normal levels of heavy metals in fish, plants, mammals and invertebrates.

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ALBA, Mo. — Nate and Tiffany Artinger are working to bring a unique twist to the quiet streets of Alba by creating a steampunk-themed brewery in the Old Miner’s Inn building at 208 Main St.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The iconic 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage will feature its first open-air market this weekend to help raise funds for plumbing services to the 70-year-old structure.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Although Missouri American Water Co. isn't yet focused on acquiring land for its planned reservoir project in Newton County, the company has already purchased one property, with another potential purchase in the works, according to one official.

NEOSHO, Mo. — A reward for information related to the case of a beagle in Neosho that police suspected was skinned alive is now as much as $30,000, the police department announced Friday.

Associate Judge Joe Hensley on Thursday ordered a 38-year-old defendant to stand trial on felony assault charges in the shooting of his girlfriend almost two years ago in Joplin.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — The 50th anniversary of the nationwide, interfaith CROP Hunger Walk will be celebrated locally on Saturday with the Ozark Area Walk, which will take off from the Webb City Farmers Market at 106 E. Tracy St.

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Visitors headed to Apple Butter Makin' Days in Mount Vernon on Friday through Sunday might want to use detours because of work zones set up on I-44, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has continued its urgent appeal for immediate donations of all type O bloods. This is the second week the center has reported critically low reserve levels of types O-Positive and O-Negative blood, with less than a one-day supply on-hand.

PINEVILLE, Mo. — A judge denied a request for a bond reduction Wednesday on Clarence Anderson whose murder charges were refiled as an assault case when the mother of a child witness did not bring him back to Missouri to testify at a scheduled preliminary hearing Sept. 25.

With online security breaches becoming the new norm, the Better Business Bureau advises consumers to be on the lookout for threatening emails. BBB is warning the public about "sextortion" emails from scammers trying to blackmail recipients into giving them money.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and Rep. Vicky Hartzler are among Republicans who oppose President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

MIAMI, Okla. — Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College has been selected to join "Degrees When Due," a national initiative of the Institute for Higher Education Policy.

NEOSHO, Mo. — About 100 people on Monday night attended a public hearing organized by the city of Neosho to formally announce its intent to seek Community Development Block Grants. The grants would be used to buy properties from victims of flooding in 2017.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Christopher Lamb broke down on the witness stand Tuesday while testifying against his father, Rickey Lamb, who is charged with killing his son's girlfriend, Sarah Tyminski, and wounding his son in an exchange of gunfire over a child custody dispute.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Work is expected to begin about Nov. 1 on construction of a substation in northeast Jasper County as part of a $1 billion wind turbine project for Liberty Utilities-Empire District.

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Even though the wheelchair ramp in front of his house has been in place for months now, Joplin veteran Maurice Filson still finds himself staring at it in admiration.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri taxpayers have spent $366,000 on private attorneys to defend former Gov. Eric Greitens' use of a self-deleting text message app, according to a newspaper's review of state records.

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With scoops of shoveled dirt and a long round of applause, a groundbreaking ceremony for the newest Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity house took place Monday morning in the 2400 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue.

Missouri Southern State University is reviewing what it characterized as "inappropriate behavior" exhibited during Saturday’s homecoming game between Southern and the University of Central Missouri at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

Three Joplin teens are facing robbery and kidnapping charges after they purportedly assaulted and robbed another young man at gunpoint, forcing him to take off his clothes and making a cellphone video of the incident that they posted on the social media site Snapchat.

A 29-year-old Neosho man pleaded guilty Monday in Jasper County Circuit Court to a count of driving while intoxicated in an accident resulting in the death of another person.

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Obituaries

Dwight Alva Stair, 70, a disabled Navy veteran and brother of Joplin resident Michael Stair, died Sept. 28, 2019 at the Truman VA Hospital at Columbia, where he had been an ICU patient for about a month. Dwight was born Aug. 18, 1949, and grew up on Walnut Street in Rolla. He graduated from …