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Patrick Beranek, a 17-year-old junior at Joplin High School, has scored a perfect 36 on the ACT.

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The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University has hired EFL Associates, a Kansas City-based executive search and recruitment firm, to help in the hiring of the university's next president.

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Rebecca Harshaw, Missouri Southern’s dental hygiene clinical instructor, has heard her students say it over and over again throughout the years.

Five years in the marketplace, and the little electrified BMW gets fancier and will travel further than its predecessor. First glance at the hatchback will no doubt bring forth a peculiar nod trying to compare it with something else on the road.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday that he plans to fight efforts to expand the number of people eligible for government health care, as a ballot initiative to do so gains momentum.

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's State of the State speech Wednesday was hailed by some, but others criticized what he didn't say.

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Staff at the Joplin Humane Society say they are hopeful a dog that was stolen from the shelter on Tuesday may soon be found thanks to the power of social media.

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Eleven residents have been certified to run as candidates for five seats on the Joplin City Council, according to City Clerk Barbara Gollhofer.

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While a Carthage man had a temper, the neighbor charged with fatally shooting him was known to carry a rifle around with him and told friends he might have to kill someone, according to testimony in the prosecution's case Tuesday against defendant Ricky Marchbanks.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A proposal to change the standard of proof in Missouri for punitive damage lawsuits drew opposition from trial attorneys in a state legislative committee hearing Tuesday morning, but it had support from some business and health care groups.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a central portion of a 2016 voter identification law that it said had required a “misleading” and “contradictory” sworn statement from people lacking a photo ID.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican senators rolled out a plan Tuesday to ask Missouri voters to undo key parts of a nationally unique redistricting model that directs a demographer to draw new legislative districts with “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness" as top criteria.

Attorney General Mike Hunter said he’s seeking an unspecified amount of damages from McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. for failing to stop or report suspiciously large orders of opioids that clearly weren’t going to be used for legitimate medical uses.

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A Jasper County judge sentenced a Neosho man to eight years in prison Monday on a conviction for driving while intoxicated in an accident resulting in the death of a 33-year-old Kansas man.

Cox College, a Springfield-based nursing school, plans to open satellite campuses at Monett's Scott Regional Technology Center and Cox Medical Center in Branson next year, college officials recently announced.

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Missouri American Water Co. is currently involved in the “environmental permitting” phase of its project to construct a water-storage reservoir south of Joplin, company officials said last week.

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On the eve of his trial on murder charges, attorneys for Ricky Lee Marchbanks were seeking suppression of incriminating statements he purportedly made to police.

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With recent news of contracts to be let to complete the Missouri portion of the Bella Vista Bypass for Interstate 49, the dream of the Jefferson Highway, a national highway traversing the middle of the continent from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to New Orleans is that much closer to completion.

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DIAMOND, Mo. — Another round of wintertime education and discussion opportunities are being served up at George Washington Carver National Monument during three Coffee With Carver events.

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A state investigator has reported that damage was such in the November fire at the Sandstone Gardens business that a cause of the blaze could not be determined.

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Members of the Joplin Native American Flute Circle will hold their fifth annual winter flute gathering on Saturday and Sunday to bring together vendors, musicians and local listeners for a weekend of fellowship and growth.

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A Southwest City man already facing charges was accused Thursday of possessing the brush truck that the Redings Mill Fire Protection District reported on Monday as having been stolen along with other equipment.

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LOCKWOOD, MO - Evelyn Thelma Kukal, 94, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood.