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There may be nothing cuter than a puppy, but wait: Are you really going to try to train a new pet in the hustle and bustle of the holidays? How do you know you’re getting it from a reliable source?

NEOSHO, Mo. — The Newton County prosecutor's office has dismissed charges that a Neosho woman was facing in a home-invasion assault that resulted in a prison sentence for one co-defendant and jail time for another.

The Joplin City Council on Monday night gave final approval to $2.8 million in tax breaks for development of a warehouse and distribution center at the eastern edge of the city for Casey's General Stores.

MIAMI, Okla. -- Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College said they were notified Tuesday morning of a student death in a campus dorm.

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Courtney Coleman watched the old, rundown house across the street from hers deteriorate for years until it became her dream house.

Those wishing to start the New Year on the right foot can now sign up to participate in the Joplin Family Y’s 10th annual Chilly 5K and Kids’ Frozen Fun Run on New Year's Day.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — She doesn’t have to wear a cape or have a secret identity, but the Southeast Kansas chapter of National Organization for Women is looking for an everyday hero to be the recipient of the 2019 Southeast Kansas Wonder Woman Award.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — An exhibit of the work of Pittsburg State University’s new business of art class will be on display from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Foundry, 402 N. Broadway.

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks requests blood donations to alleviate a shortage of types A-positive, O-negative and B-negative blood products. Donations are needed immediately to ensure the maintenance of adequate reserve levels.

Anyone looking to be added to Santa’s nice list following the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday can redeem themselves by donating their extra cash to area charities on Tuesday, known globally as Giving Tuesday.

The first decades of the 20th century were years of intense technological change. One of the greatest changes was the transition from physical horsepower to mechanical horsepower. Horses and mules were integral to transportation, agriculture and mining. In the Tri-State District, they provid…

This holiday shopping season is going to be a bit different than previous ones because of the liquidation closing of our Sears store, which has had a retail presence in Joplin for almost 90 years.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — A Pittsburg man who fled from local authorities during a two-state pursuit on Thanksgiving night was fatally shot by a Pittsburg police officer after he allegedly exited the vehicle with a gun, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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Carol Greene held back tears as she described how thankful she was to be surrounded Thursday by a room full of people during the Joplin Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving dinner.

The local chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalist program has scheduled volunteer training orientation sessions for those interested in helping protect the state's natural resources.


Kansas City Southern has announced the results of its 19th annual Holiday Express fundraising campaign as well as the schedule for its Christmas train, which is planning three stops in the area in December.

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Nasha Robinson got a head start on Thanksgiving last week by introducing a lesson on gratitude to her students at Royal Heights Elementary School.

PINEVILLE, Mo. — A Rocky Comfort man arrested in March with five loaded guns in a parking lot across the street from the Pineville Elementary School took a plea offer this week and received a suspended sentence.

This Week's Circulars


JOPLIN, MO - Opal Ostrom, 72, a retired waitress, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin.

Jack Cooper Hancock, age 85, formerly of Joplin, MO, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Glen Meadows Nursing Center, Hamilton, OH. Jack was born March 9, 1934, in Joplin, to the late Carl Hancock and Mayme Ruth Cooper Hancock. Jack graduated from Joplin High School in 1952. After at…

CARTHAGE, MO - Patrick Edward Stotts, 68, formerly of Sarcoxie, MO, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019. He was a retired Empire District employee. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home