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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The Joplin School District on Tuesday night announced the acquisition of a parcel of land adjacent to the north of its recently acquired Dover Hill property to add to its land bank for its new elementary school.
NEOSHO, Mo. — Two of three defendants charged with shooting at a police officer who tried to pull their vehicle over Sept. 12 in Seneca have been ordered to stand trial.
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.
SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a $2.228 million investment in the water system for Southwest City in McDonald County.
The Jasper County Health Department on Tuesday reported three more deaths of residents due to COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 53.
The Joplin Health Department on Tuesday reported an additional death of a resident due to COVID-19, bringing the city's total to 36.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis hospitals are filling up with coronavirus patients, and experts say many of those patients are coming from other areas of the state.
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.
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.
The Joplin Board of Education on Tuesday will discuss the use of CARES Act money to buy laptop computers for students at College Heights Christian School.
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 …
The Joplin Health Department on Monday reported an additional death of a resident due to COVID-19, bringing the city's total to 35.
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.”
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.
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.
Missouri on Monday reported 171,022 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,810 deaths, according to the latest data from the state Department of Health and Senior Services.
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.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Sunday added more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases to the state's total, bringing it from 167,452 vases reported Saturday to 169,495 being reported Sunday.
Q: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the need for housing services in the Southeast Kansas area?
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…
In a year of uncertainties, most local voters know one thing for sure: who they want in the White House for the next four years.
President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden are intensifying their efforts to persuade uncommitted voters to pick sides in the closing days of the presidential election campaign.
A Missouri family that sued after being denied a medical marijuana license is alleging the state department of health and Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office illegally concealed documents and violated open records laws in order to undercut the lawsuit.
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.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services today added 2,918 more COVID-19 cases and 113 more deaths to the state's total counts on its dashboard, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic arrived in Missouri to 167,452, and the total number of deaths to 2,801.
(AP) The Missouri agency that handles unemployment claims saw its staffing slashed by nearly 40% in recent years before this spring's surge in claims amid the coronavirus pandemic strained the system.
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.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Despite the addition of new businesses and event venues and a growing number of events being held on the Carthage square, some business owners are still hearing an alarming sentiment from residents who don’t come to the historic downtown area routinely.
McDONALD COUNTY, Mo. — The McDonald County sheriff’s office is partnering with a private Texas laboratory that specializes in "unsolvable" cases in an effort using newer DNA testing technology to solve a 30-year-old case involving the rape and murder of a young woman.
On Friday, when nine more COVID-19 deaths were reported in the Joplin metropolitan area, exhaustion and impatience have combined to create what some health officials are calling "pandemic fatigue."
The Joplin Health Department on Friday reported another death where the coronavirus was listed as a significant contributor.
A Joplin man who helped lead Missouri Southern State University through a critical transition and who also was active on the Joplin City Council is being remembered for his contributions to the community.
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.
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."
In 2015, the number of bridges listed as being in poor condition in the Missouri Department of Transportation's 21-county Southwest Missouri region stood at 123.
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.
Mask usage in Joplin continues to slip, just as hospitals this week reported record high numbers of COVID-19 patients.
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.
This Week's Circulars
ANDERSON, MO - Gayle Brock, 86, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Peace Valley Cemetery, Anderson. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson.
CARTHAGE, MO - Ronald W. Potter, 88, a retiree of Hewlett-Packard, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020. A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. May 29, 2021, at Mt. Moriah Church, Carthage.
- Lawyer: School policy on prayer cited at Jasper
- Lamar student teacher draws prison time in sexual misconduct with students
- Former Webb City man breaks big with spooky series on Amazon Prime
- Joplin hospitals see record numbers of COVID-19 patients; mask usage slips
- John Danforth: Voters should oppose Amendment 3
- Mistrial declared when defendant in sexual abuse case falls ill
- Joplin man accused of felony assault of girlfriend
- Carthage man to stand trial on first-degree murder charges
- Joplin's total COVID-19 case count climbs to 2,112
- Noel teenager killed in ATV accident in McDonald County