September 04, 2016
The Route 96 bridge over the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad tracks in northeast Carthage is closed until it can be replaced in 2017./small> Carthage – The Missouri Route 96 bridge over the ...more
August 26, 2016
The creation of a walking trail between Missouri Southern State University and the Northpark Mall in Joplin can move forward after issues with a flood plain have been resolved between property ...more
August 04, 2016
Springfield Public Works is testing out the safety benefits of a new right-turn lane design with a pilot study at the intersection of Battlefield Road and Campbell Avenue. The design with a tighter ...more
July 15, 2016
MAPLE LEAF FOREVER FLAG A design submitted by Tom Jones has been chosen for the Maple Leaf Forever Flag, according to an announcement by Neely Myers, membership director for the Carthage Chamber ...more
June 14, 2016
On June 9, 2016 at 0933 hours officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to Sunrise Inn, 3600 South Range Line Rd. Officers had determined that a subject was there that had a Federal Arrest ...more
June 14, 2016
The Joplin Trails Coalition has launched their 2016-17 membership drive. The dues are needed funds for maintaining and improving the Frisco Greenway and Ruby Jack trails. "We appreciate the ...more
May 27, 2016
The Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services of Missouri has announced a new location for its Joplin office. It is Suite 101 at 2650 E. 32nd St. Kelly Turk serves as director of services for both ...more
May 21, 2016
Joplin customers still may register for curbside recycling from Republic Services. The additional cost of $4.75 per month added to the monthly trash charge of $11.73 would bring the total cost to ...more
May 21, 2016
To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the May 22, 2011, tornado, two butterfly sculptures were unveiled at Freeman Hospital West and Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. More than 20 large ...more
May 21, 2016
JOPLIN RESILIENCY AND SUPPORT STILL LINGERS As part of the Joplin community, The Salvation Army joins other survivors this week in commemorating the passing of five years since one of the ...more
May 07, 2016
All citizens---regardless of residency---have the option to dispose of unused, unwanted, surplus, orphaned and expired medicines by depositing them in the permanent drug drop-off boxes located at ...more
May 02, 2016
U.S. Cellular and Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri have announced a donation of $10,000 for 2016 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming. This contribution will expand ...more
April 26, 2016
Economic Security Corporation (ESC) is currently seeking applicants for their home rehabilitation programs in Barton, Jasper, Newton, and McDonald counties. A special priority has been established to ...more
April 10, 2016
Low turnout gave write-in candidate Phil Stinnett enough votes in Zone 3 to return him to the Joplin City Council. Stinnett who was mayor from 2004-2006 was a member of the council from 1998 to 2010. ...more
April 04, 2016
In partnership with the Sarcoxie Police Department and The city of Sarcoxie, The Alliance of Southwest Missouri will be permanently installing a drug take back box at Sarcoxie City Hall, 111 N. 6th ...more
April 01, 2016
Joplin residents will now be paying less for their trash service but also have the added curbside recycling service as an option. Republic Services remains as the contractor for the residential trash ...more
March 28, 2016
The Joplin Trails Coalition is applying for a matching grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to complete yet another segment of the Ruby Jack Trail. Phase 4 is roughly 1 1/2 miles ...more
February 23, 2016
The city of Joplin has started a volunteer program called Citizens in Action (CIA) to help connect and engage citizens with their community. Citizens will be able to volunteer as an individual or ...more
January 04, 2016
As of Dec. 31, 2015, 853 lives were reported lost in Missouri traffic crashes. The statistics represent an 11.4 percent increase in fatalities or over 800 for the first time since 2012, according to ...more
November 18, 2015
It’s a simple concept: help the community chase away winter’s chill by spreading a little warmth to those who need it most. Citizens of Joplin will do just that during Chase the Chill, a ...more
October 12, 2015
The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Joplin program was awarded the Programs & Campaigns Award of Excellence at the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Missouri (CCEM) annual association ...more
August 31, 2015
City of Carthage Route 96 BNSF Railroad Bridge hits warning list. Six Missouri bridges have been added to a list of closures or restricted use due to problems revealed during regular routine ...more
August 24, 2015
The Drug Enforcement Team on August 19, 2015, arrested Jason Olsson, 33, from California after a traffic stop on Highway 171 in Joplin. A Joplin Police K-9 located 186 grams of suspect ...more
August 18, 2015
The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1626 S Connor at 2:53 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Fire crews arrived on the scene to find a detached garage fully involved with ...more
August 17, 2015
On August 16, 2015 at 9:48 a.m. officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to 1801 Campbell Parkway in reference an assault in progress. Responding officers located two males on ...more
July 09, 2015
What may seem in retrospect as overkill--two Joplin fire units with eight fire personnel and representatives of the Joplin Police, METS and the Joplin Health Department responded to an emergency call ...more
July 08, 2015
Construction is beginning for the intersection improvement project at Campbell Avenue and Primrose Street in Springfield. The $2.3 million project funded by the 1/4-cent Capital Improvements ...more
May 31, 2015
With new development in the southern part of Joplin, the city of Joplin has realigned some of its Sunshine Lamp Trolley routes to provide new stops, as well as relocating some existing ones. These ...more
May 23, 2015
Construction of a naturalistic park in the southeast corner of 26th Street and McClelland Boulevard should begin this fall. The proposed park will be located on land that was part of the former ...more
February 26, 2015
by Jeff Raymond and Angella Saporito Immediately after a tornado destroyed St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin on May 22, 2011, Mercy leaders promised co-workers they wouldn’t lose their ...more
February 17, 2015
The city of Joplin funded by the 4% lodging tax is spending $53,000 to replace 37 signs that now are non-compliant with Federal Highway Standards. Signs that are part of a Wayfinder System ...more
February 17, 2015
Proposed new interchange for the Crossroads Business and Distribution Park in Joplin Travel will be impacted on I-44/I-49 beginning March 2 through November 1, 2015, according to the Missouri ...more
February 06, 2015
Ten individuals were elected to the Jasper County Extension Council in balloting that ended January 23, 2015, according to Andrew Pennington, council chair. Newly elected members to serve two ...more
December 20, 2014
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri has announced a new program that serves veterans and their families who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The Supportive Services for ...more
November 26, 2014
Eight Bright Futures affiliate communities including Carl Junction, Seneca, Carthage, Neosho, Miami (OK), McDonald County, Joplin, and Webb City received checks for $2,000 to help them continue local ...more
November 16, 2014
The drawing represents the latest Diverging Diamond Interchange to be constructed in Springfield at Battlefield Road and US 65. Work contracted with Hartman and Company of Springfield at a cost of ...more
November 05, 2014
Samuel Anselm, pictured, has been selected as city manager for the city of Joplin, according to an announcement by Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert. Anselm has held the position of assistant city ...more
October 22, 2014
by Mari Winn Taylor Interim city manager Sam Anselm is vying for the permanent title now with two contenders left, Steve Rasmussen of Jefferson City and Dean Kruithof of Bentonville, Arkansas. ...more
September 16, 2014
The Children’s Department of Joplin Public Library has expanded and redesigned their play space focusing on the library’s youngest patrons, children birth to age five. This improved space is part of ...more
August 20, 2014
Members of the Board of the Joplin Little Theatre suspend their meeting to allow comments from those opposed to the destruction of the lobby's memorialized black and white tile floor. Shown is the ...more
August 20, 2014
In a joint statement issued recently, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (“LDF”) joined with 12 other leading national civil and human rights organizations in calling for action and reforms in ...more
August 19, 2014
The city of Joplin has hired CarrBaierCrandall (CBC) Real Estate Group of Kansas City, Missouri to supervise the library project on 20th and Connecticut. CBC will assist the city and library leaders ...more
August 16, 2014
Ah, nostalgia...While waiting for the curtain call for one of Joplin Little Theatre's productions, I just happened to snap a photo with my cellphone of the tile on the floor of the JLT lobby, ...more
July 23, 2014
Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately eight percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected nationwide. The number of donors continues to ...more
July 11, 2014
Aaron M. Kilby, 24, of Webb City, pictured, was killed when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding on Range Line Road at 11th Street. Witnesses reported that Kilby was doing a "wheelie" on ...more
July 11, 2014
Joplin Police have arrested two subjects in a string of recent burglaries. Austin C. Webb, age 18 of Joplin, pictured at left, has been arrested in connection with a burglary at 2840 E. 17th ...more
June 20, 2014
SPRINGFIELD – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin man was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 11, 2014, on charges related to ...more
June 20, 2014
Officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Bullseye convenience store, 901 N. Florida Ave., Joplin. The robbery occurred around 7:19 p.m. on Thursday, ...more
June 04, 2014
On June 3, 2014 we received information of a possible scam that is going on in our community. A citizen received a call from an individual stating that he was selling ads for the Joplin Fire ...more
May 31, 2014
The City of Joplin Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a community interest and attitude survey. The results of the survey will be used to develop the parks and recreation Department's ...more
May 31, 2014
The Joplin Police Department wants to make sure that the public is aware that the state of Missouri requires motorcycle operators to wear their helmets when operating a motorcycle. House Bill ...more
May 31, 2014
Interim City Manager Sam Anselm has announced the retirement of Joplin Fire Chief Mitch Randles, pictured, effective August 1, 2014. Following his retirement from Joplin, Randles has accepted a ...more
May 31, 2014
Jeffrey A. Smith, 30, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, pictured, was arrested on May 29, 2014, while staying at the Motel 6 in Joplin. Smith is being held in the Joplin Municipal Jail on probable cause ...more
April 30, 2014
The Joplin Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Kansas City Southern Railroad conducted the “Officer on A Train” campaign ...more
April 30, 2014
It has recently been reported to the Joplin Police Department that citizens were contacted via mail about a fraudulent Third Thursday Contest. The message reportedly is a scam or a hoax, according to ...more
April 07, 2014
A design submitted by Precious Moments graphic artist Crystal Manning using artwork created by the founder of Precious Moments, Samuel J. Butcher has been selected by the 48th annual Maple Leaf ...more
April 07, 2014
Lt. Matt Stewart, pictured, with the Joplin Police Department was one of 221 law enforcement officers who graduated on March 28, 2014, from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. ...more
April 03, 2014
Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada, Mo., man who is a registered sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving and ...more
March 22, 2014
The Joplin Police Department along with members of the Southwest Missouri DWI Taskforce and the support of MADD hosted a DWI checkpoint on North Main near Ozark Christian College on Saturday, Mar. ...more
March 22, 2014
The Southwest Missouri Regional Fraternal Order of Police Regional Lodge #27 allowed candidates for the Joplin City Council the opportunity to address the lodge on March 13, 2014. The election will ...more
March 22, 2014
oplin Police were dispatched to an armed robbery just after 11 a.m. today (Mar. 22, 2014) that had just occurred at Family Pharmacy, 3202 S Indiana. Upon arriving on scene witnesses stated that ...more
March 19, 2014
This man, described as a Latino approximately 5'7" and of medium build in his mid to late 40s, is wanted by the Joplin Police Department as a suspect in the robbery of the Arvest Bank at 3291 ...more
January 31, 2014
The Boys and Girls Club of Joplin is looking for adults to become mentors to over 30 at risk children. The club is located at 317 Comingo (off of 4th Street), Joplin. Volunteers are needed ...more
January 31, 2014
Hearts and Hammers of Pittsburg, Inc. announces that applications for homeowners are available now for properties to be included in the annual workdays in April 2014. Homeowners that are financially ...more
January 02, 2014
UPDATE: On January 2, 2014 the Joplin Police Department was contacted by the owner of the vehicle that the suspect, Deanna Martin, was driving during this incident to report his vehicle as stolen.  ...more
December 28, 2013
The city of Joplin will have several collection points for discarded, live Christmas trees running through January 31, 2014. Bring your tree, completely stripped of all decorations, and place it ...more
December 22, 2013
The Joplin Police Department closed their investigation recently into the building and code enforcement divisions of the Joplin Public Works Department. The investigation was ordered in July by City ...more
December 21, 2013
The statue the "Tumbler" reflects lights from nearby Christmas decorations in Park Central Square, Springfield. (Photo by Vince Rosati) Ever wondered about the large, brown steel structure on Park ...more
December 14, 2013
Just before 8 p.m. on On December 11, 2013, the Joplin Police Department received a call of an armed robbery that had just occurred on the parking lot of Northpark Mall.The victim stated that as she ...more
December 06, 2013
The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 436 N. Main St. at 2:58 a.m. today (Friday, Dec. 06, 2013). Fire crews arrived on the scene at 3:02 find heavy smoke and ...more
November 09, 2013
The Springfield Art Museum is hoping to raise another $15,000 in order to reunite husband and wife portraits of early residents Lewis Allen Dickens (L.A.D.) Crenshaw and Fanny Crenshaw that ...more
October 11, 2013
John Phillips Bradford, 62, senior zookeeper and elephant manager for the Dickerson Park Zoo died early this morning (Oct. 11, 2013) as a result of an accident at the zoo, according to a joint ...more
October 01, 2013
Update: The Joplin Police Department on October 2, 2013, was informed that Julie Lybarger-Johnson has died from injuries sustained in the motor cycle accident. The Joplin Police Department ...more
September 27, 2013
On September 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to Walmart, 2623 West 7th, in reference to a robbery that just occurred. An employee confronted a male who ...more
September 20, 2013
Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr has released the comments below via Lynn Onstot, Joplin public information officer: "...I debated whether or not to respond at all to Mr. Scearce’s recent attacks ...more
September 13, 2013
Joplin, Jasper/Newton County -- The speed limit on a 4-mile long segment of Range Line Road (Bus. Loop 49) in Joplin will be reduced to 40 mph starting Wednesday night, Sept. 18, 2013, the Missouri ...more
August 31, 2013
The FBI is announcing the arrest of Paul A. Moses, pictured, age 64, on federal charges of Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP) in connection with a 1984 murder committed in Joplin. Moses ...more
August 30, 2013
Four chaplains assist the Joplin Police Department. (L-R) Tim Sumners, pastor of Eastvue Baptist Church in Joplin and David Schepper, former pastor of N. Joplin Christian Church flank Bob Heath ...more
August 19, 2013
At the Joplin City Council meeting held on August 5, 2013, the city acquired 16 temporary tornado shelters from the state of Missouri through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The city ...more
August 12, 2013
An officer with the Joplin Police Department on August 9, 2013,observed two vehicles driving together make traffic violations. The officer lost sight of the vehicles and was not able to stop them.  ...more
July 26, 2013
The Joplin Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying three Hispanic males operating a 2008 silver Chevrolet Suburban, Texas license 64RHF8. The subjects were ...more
July 22, 2013
The Joplin Police Department has charged a former employee of the city garage with misdemeanor theft, following a criminal investigation. The charge stems from a car stop conducted on Jeramy ...more
July 19, 2013
UPDATE Jaymes D. Wright, pictured, a 20 year old male from Joplin, has been arrested and charged with forgery in reference to this case. Charges have been filed by the Jasper County ...more
July 05, 2013
In order to better serve the community, NAMI Joplin (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has announced that they have moved their offices to 219 W. 2nd Street in Joplin. A nonprofit organization, ...more
June 09, 2013
Several photographs were chosen to hang in the Joplin City Council chambers and the mayor's office as the result of an art competition, "Joplin Art Rocks." The inaugural competition initiated and ...more
June 07, 2013
On May 18th, Big John’s Heavy Equipment, located at 1400 E Vandalia Avenue in Joplin, was the victim of a burglary and vandalism, where the estimated damages were in excess of $32,200. Big John’s ...more
June 07, 2013
The wait is over. Schifferdecker Family Aquatic Center will open tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, 2013, and continue with daily hours from 1-6 p.m. Featured are a lazy river, lap pool, five slides, a deck ...more
June 04, 2013
Joplin Police arrested the ex-treasurer of Heartland Crime Stoppers for felony stealing on Monday. Matthew L. Paige, age 34, pictured, was charged with felony stealing for the theft of $3200.00 ...more
May 30, 2013
On May 30, 2013 at 12:41 p.m. hours, the Joplin Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash in the 3100 block of S. Connecticut Avenue (curve near Suzanne's). A 1989 Dodge Dakota was ...more
May 23, 2013
The Joplin Police Department is seeking information regarding vandalism that occurred at Cunningham Park on the night of May 21, 2013. Joplin Parks and Recreation employees the next day reported ...more
May 11, 2013
The Joplin Fire Department responded to an initial report of a medical call at 310 N Creekside Dr. Time of call was 2318 hours Thursday evening, 10 May. A fire crew arrived on the scene at 2323 hours ...more
April 24, 2013
Joplin Police officers responded to an address on S. Sergeant Ave. this morning, April 24, 2013, just before 9 a.m. A victim reported that a male had knocked her out of the way and stolen her ...more
April 12, 2013
Joplin investigators are currently working a shooting scene at Motel 6, located at 3031 S. Range Line Rd. At 08:35 hours the Joplin Police Department received a call of shots fired at Motel 6. Agents ...more
April 11, 2013
April 15-19 is Work Zone Awareness Week and the Missouri Department of Transportation wants to partner with Missouri drivers on insuring safety in highway work zones. Here's the plan: MoDOT ...more
April 11, 2013
Keeping the environment clean, creating beautiful art and helping people with disabilities go hand-in-hand at a nonprofit organization in Springfield, MO. Art Inspired provides secure document ...more
March 25, 2013
Locations around Joplin are selling paper bluebird cutouts for $1 each to support the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center. The campaign, "Bucks for Birds," will last through April 30, 2013. ...more
March 17, 2013
Effective April 1, 2013, the Joplin trash collection rate will increase from $10.78 to $11.36, with the Joplin garbage management fee of 15 cents, and the city’s billing fee of 40 cents remaining, ...more
March 17, 2013
At left, JOHN C. GAGEAt right, TYELER K. WHETSTONE Charges have been filed in regards to the late evening shooting that occurred at the 15th street Walmart. The Jasper County Prosecutor’s office ...more
January 26, 2013
On 01-24-2013 Jasper County Drug Task Force along with Joplin narcotic officers and Joplin SWAT served a search warrant at 320 School St. in Joplin. The search warrant resulted in one adult male ...more
January 13, 2013
A little after 7 p.m. on January 10, 2013, Joplin Police responded to 1129 Geneva Ave. Officers found Joel A. Lopez at the residence with an apparent gunshot wound. An investigation has ...more
December 23, 2012
RDG Planning and Design, an award-winning firm from Omaha, Nebraska, has been contracted as the architects of the new St. Mary Church, parish center, and school (grades pre-K through fifth grade), ...more
December 20, 2012
Leodor Oana, 62, from Lakewood, OH has been identified as the driver of a semi truck involved in a single vehicle crash at mile marker 8.4 of I-44 today (Dec. 20, 2012). The driver indicated to ...more
August 11, 2012
A white male accosted a young female, exposing himself to her at Third & Byers in Joplin on July 30, 2012, at about 12:30 p.m. The suspect is described as a white male in his 50’s with gray hair and ...more
August 06, 2012
Islamic Society of Joplin's religious leader Imam Lahmuddin looks away from the devastation of his mosque. Members of the Joplin community including members of the United Hebrew Congregation that had ...more
August 02, 2012
UPDATE: Preliminary results of an autopsy performed in Columbia show that the deceased died of natural causes. A detention officer conducting a routine cell check earlier today (August 2, 2012) ...more
July 31, 2012
The dream of more than 2500 Hindus living in Northwest Arkansas has come true. Celebrations for the opening of the first Hindu temple in Arkansas--a project dubbed "bringing Mathura to ...more
July 30, 2012
The Board of Trustees of the Joplin Tornado First Response Fund of the city of Joplin today (July 30, 2012) awarded $350,000 in grants, satisfying 13 of 34 applications from various charitable ...more
July 28, 2012
Two families displaced by the Joplin tornado more than a year ago received the keys to their new homes. The keys were presented to the Jump Family and the Smith Family by Gabe Tischler, disaster ...more
July 23, 2012
Two subjects were arrested after a recent police pursuit on July 22,2012. Danielle Poindexter, age 19, of Aurora, Missouri has been charged with the following: 1st degree assault on a law ...more
July 16, 2012
Keven Cassell, 50, of 725 S. Connor, pictured, has been charged with felony assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action in the shooting of his neighbor, Keith Ritchey, 23. Cassell's ...more
July 12, 2012
In an effort to raise awareness and reduce traffic accidents caused by "following too closely" or tailgating, the Joplin Police Department has purchased a handheld Distance Between Cars laser to ...more
July 06, 2012
UPDATE: UPDATE: Daniel Hartman, one of the suspects in the Jacob Wages murder investigation, was located yesterday in Rolling Fork, MS. An arrest warrant for 1st degree murder was issued for Daniel ...more
June 29, 2012
UPDATE: The winning design is the one by Emma Gustavsson of Joplin (writing). One of three graphic arts students from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin will have her work chosen for the ...more
June 27, 2012
This morning at about 10:30 a.m., (June 27, 2012) Joplin police officers responded to the First State Bank branch located at 1651 W. 7th St. [just west of Maiden Lane] for a report of an armed ...more
June 18, 2012
UPDATE: The Joplin Police Department has identified a suspect in the bank robbery that occurred Monday. A white male suspect entered the United Missouri Bank on June 18, 2012, shortly after 3 p.m. ...more
June 17, 2012
UPDATE: The following are times and locations on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, where CVB officials will be escorting the judges:9 a.m. - Joplin Museum Complex1:45 p.m. -Cunningham Park & Pool3:30 p.m. - ...more
June 12, 2012
The Crowder College administration is working with Paragon Architecture Inc. of Springfield, Missouri on a design for a project that will include a tornado safe room at Crowder's Webb City campus ...more
June 11, 2012
Update to update: The victim's name is Shane Reeves and he is from Carl Junction. He is now in stable condition. The subsequent release from the JPD now suggests that the gunshot wound was not ...more
May 26, 2012
JOPLIN- President Barack Obama, who was in town to speak at Joplin’s high school commencement ceremony on May 21, 2012, took time to meet and express his appreciation to those leading the way in ...more
May 26, 2012
Yesterday (May 25, 2012) just before 9 p.m., Joplin Police officers were dispatched to Steak-N-Shake, 3115 Hammons Blvd., in reference to a disturbance. A white female approximately 50 years of age, ...more
May 20, 2012
Based upon the number of photos and non-photographic items that have been turned in, yet still are unidentified or unclaimed, it seems that some people are out of the loop regarding this very ...more
May 16, 2012
Two new AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps teams arrived in Joplin on May 14, 2012, from the Southwest Region campus in Denver. Partnering with Rebuild Joplin and the St. Louis Emergency ...more
May 04, 2012
The Joplin Police Department at 5:12 p.m. on May 3, 2012, responded to the area of East 7th and Peters (near Target and Dollar General), in reference a three vehicle injury crash involving a scooter. ...more
May 03, 2012
Drivers on Range Line Road (Business 71) at 36th Street should expect delays from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, starting May 7, 2012 a project to build ...more
April 17, 2012
The city of Joplin has announced that the Board of Trustees of the Joplin Tornado First Response Fund, established to distribute donations made on behalf of the city of Joplin in the wake of the May ...more
April 09, 2012
Fr. Justin Monaghan, pastor of St. Mary’s Parish of Joplin made the announcement to the faithful during Easter Mass yesterday that land had been purchased for the rebuilding of St. Mary’s parish.  ...more
March 28, 2012
UPDATE: Michael D. Manis, 52, of Carthage, pictured, was arrested on March 27, 2012, by Joplin police detectives for the alleged robbery of the Great Southern Bank, 1232 S. Range Line, on March 14, ...more
March 18, 2012
On March 17, 2012 at 8:13 p.m. the Joplin Police Department responded to Interstate 44 at mile marker 10.4 in reference to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash. A westbound vehicle traveling in the ...more
March 17, 2012
Traffic delays are expected on Route 249 between I-44 and Route 171 in Joplin due to a resurfacing project. Crews will work between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., closing a lane. The work is expected to complete ...more
March 12, 2012
On March 10, 2012 the Joplin Police Department hosted a DWI Checkpoint in the area of 1111 N. Main. The checkpoint was a part of the Southwest Missouri DWI Taskforce. A total of 16 officers from ...more
March 09, 2012
The Joplin Police Department received a medical call of a female unconscious and not breathing at 1520 W. 8th St. on March 8, 2012, just before 6 p.m. Upon arrival the body of Bobbie Nichols, 50, of ...more
March 07, 2012
The Joplin Police Department received a report of a strong armed robbery that occurred just before midnight on the evening of March 6, 2012. A male employee of Taco Bell, located at 2315 W 7th, was ...more
March 07, 2012
A large number of area citizens joined fire, police and ambulance department personnel at an annual severe weather class held March 6, 2012, on the campus of Missouri Southern State ...more
March 05, 2012
On March 4, 2012, at 9:18 p.m., the Joplin Police Department responded to the area of East 32nd and Lewellen Drive, in reference to a two vehicle crash and reports that one of the occupants was ...more
February 17, 2012
Work to build a new interchange at North Main Street (Route 43) and Zora Street at a total cost of $10 million finally has begun. This is the initial phase of the city of Joplin (maintaining Zora) ...more
February 10, 2012
The Joplin Police Department just before 2 a.m. today (Feb. 10, 2012) responded to the area of Interstate 44 westbound exit ramp 4, in reference to a vehicle/pedestrian crash. When officers ...more
February 07, 2012
Those Joplin residents who thought they would get state assistance for the construction of residential safe rooms received bad news yesterday (Feb. 6, 2012), when Sam Anselm, assistant city manager, ...more
February 03, 2012
Joplin City Finance Director Leslie Jones presented a report to the city council at the January 17, 2012 meeting that summarized insurance proceeds and reimbursements from the Federal Emergency ...more
February 03, 2012
The Joplin Police Department responded today (Feb. 3, 2012) shortly after 2 a.m. to the area of West 32nd and Ashwood (west of Black Cat Road) in reference to a single vehicle crash. A 2004 ...more
February 02, 2012
An historic event took place on January 19, 2012, when leaders from several community groups gathered and voted unanimously in favor of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team’s (CART) recovery ...more
January 30, 2012
The 4-foot cross that hung in the St. John's emergency room survives the May 22, 2011 tornado and becomes a symbol of healing and rebirth. Replicas of the cross were handed out after a ceremony ...more
January 24, 2012
The house at 2502 Joplin Ave. in Joplin that is known as the "Volunteer House" is being shrink-wrapped after the May 22, 2011 tornado to preserve its history. When the 118,000 plus volunteers came ...more
January 21, 2012
Cpl. Brian Henderson of the Joplin Police Department demonstrates ways to reinforce the wood framing around locks. He was speaking to a group of managers at a new workshop organized to reduce crime ...more
January 20, 2012
The city of Joplin will receive $45,266,709 million in funding through Community Development Block Grants, according to an announcement by Sam Anselm, assistant city manager. The funds administered ...more
January 12, 2012
The city of Joplin's Parr Hill Park restoration is one of six projects in Missouri that will receive assistance from the National Park Service under the agency's Rivers, Trails and Conservation ...more
January 07, 2012
The Joplin Humane Society is one of 56 animal rescue organizations that has received grant funding to participate in the inaugural ASPCA "Mega Match-a-thon," an event that will take place in late ...more
December 13, 2011
Update: On today’s date of December 13, 2011, at 11 a.m. Joplin Police were called to 3222 S Garrison ...more
December 01, 2011
During the month of December the Joplin Police Department would like to remind everyone about traffic safety. During the holiday season there is more traffic on the roadways and therefore there is a ...more
November 24, 2011
Spiva Center for the Arts has announced the winners of the 64th Annual Membership Show at a reception held on November 18, 2011 for adults and November 20, 2011 for children. Members competed for ...more
November 23, 2011
JOPLIN – Two 11-member AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) teams based out of Denver will spend a month contributing to ongoing tornado recovery efforts in Joplin. These teams, ...more
November 21, 2011
Joplin Mayor Mike Woolsten, far left, joins Joplin and Tulsa Habitat for Humanity officials and representatives from Missouri Southern State University at a dedication and thank you ceremony held ...more
November 15, 2011
On 11-10-2011, just after 3 a.m., the Joplin Police Department responded to 1631 E 4th, KUM & GO, in reference to an armed robbery. Two suspects entered the store displayed a handgun and demanded ...more
November 15, 2011
Based on the number of building permits issued through November 11, 2011, Joplin city officials have determined that 48% of the 7500 homes impacted by the May 22 tornado are either under repair or ...more
November 11, 2011
The city of Joplin has announced that the Citizens Drop-Off Site located at 901 N. Black Cat Rd. will be closing on November 30, 2011. Citizens still removing demolition debris from structures ...more
November 11, 2011
The city of Joplin has been notified that there had been an error in the cause of death for one of the 162 citizens listed as victims of the May 22, 2011 tornado. After careful review and ...more
November 08, 2011
Commentary by Mari Winn Taylor, as a not-quite-editorial Now that members of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team have presented their "Listening to Joplin" report to the Joplin Council, many ...more
November 05, 2011
Missouri Preservation held its 25th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference in Joplin, recently at the Joplin City Hall, aka the historic Newman Mercantile Company, 602 S. Main St. As is their ...more
November 04, 2011
On November 4, 2011, at 9:48 a.m. the Joplin Police Department responded to I-44 mile marker 2.2 for a report of a one-vehicle crash. A passenger car was headed westbound on I-44 when the driver ...more
October 30, 2011
JOHN WISE HOME Diane Humphrey, a member of the Dream Theatre Company, says she's "gifted." Under new management and ownership, the John Wise Home on South Byers in Joplin was the setting for the ...more
October 28, 2011
Did you ever wonder what it's like to play without an instrument? Thanks to a donation from Barry Manilow and his Manilow Music Project the Joplin schools music program will not have to be concerned ...more
October 23, 2011
The Richardsons' home at Annie Baxter and 25th Street boasts a sign, "If you have it we can use it." Their grateful need is in stark contrast to that of each of seven families chosen to get a new ...more
October 21, 2011
On October 20, 2011, the Joplin Police Department responded to 1423 Sergeant in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers found the victim, 48-year-old Karen Norris of Joplin, in her bedroom ...more
October 20, 2011
The team of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" came to Joplin early on October 19, 2011, in order to surprise an unprecedented seven families with their signature door knock notifying them that ...more
October 19, 2011
Joplin - Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center is the recipient of $50,000 in TogetherGreen Innovation Grants funding, provided through an alliance between National Audubon Society and Toyota. ...more
October 19, 2011
THE HOWARD FAMILY Apparently the executives at "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" are releasing the names of the seven families who have been awarded new homes at their discretion. According to a ...more
October 14, 2011
The families selected in Habitat for Humanity's Ten for Joplin project demonstrate their individuality while posing for a group picture. JOPLIN - Company sponsors got the opportunity to put a ...more
October 07, 2011
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Major Crash Team is assisting the Joplin Police Department with an investigation into the cause of a crash early this morning (Oct. 7, 2011) on I-44 at mile marker ...more
October 06, 2011
Of 44 properties tested in the tornado-stricken area for mine waste contaminants like lead and cadmium the city of Joplin has reported that "19 have tested above the acceptable yard average level of ...more
October 03, 2011
A new drug drop-off box located in the lobby of the Donald Clark Justice Center has been established by the Joplin Police Department, 303 Third St. All citizens, regardless of residency, now have ...more
October 03, 2011
Joplin Police Department conducted three DWI checkpoints on Friday, September 30. The checkpoints were held at the intersections of 13th and Schifferdecker, Zora and St. Louis, and 26th and ...more
September 26, 2011
Kindle owners are now able to download audio and e-books from the Joplin Public Library, according to an announcement by Jacque Gage, library director. Until just recently Amazon's Kindle device ...more
September 21, 2011
The city of Joplin reminds property owners that there are various incentives and assistance programs that may assist them in the rebuilding phase. For renters who plan to stay a renter, the ...more
September 18, 2011
The Joplin Police Department SWAT team was called out in the early evening hours of September 16, 2011, after a Joplin Police Detective, arriving at 2625 E. 11th St., Joplin, attempted to make ...more
September 16, 2011
Participants in the first annual Joplin Running of the Bulls were little more than a blur as they headed down Main Street just a few steps ahead of a group of Mo-Kan Roller Girlz with bats. An ...more
September 09, 2011
Officers with the Joplin Police Department today (Sept. 9, 2011) at 1:15 a.m. were dispatched to Plaza Motel, 2612 E. 7th St., in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. When Officers arrived ...more
September 05, 2011
Joplin Police were notified of a possible sexual assault occurring at 2916 S. Park, on August 30, 2011, just before 10 a.m. After further investigation, detectives determined there was probable ...more
August 27, 2011
The Joplin Police Department was notified of an adoption fraud incident on August 24, 2011, with the suspects claiming to be victims of the May 22nd tornado. During the investigation, it was found ...more
August 27, 2011
Now that the demolition of tornado-damaged structures is well underway, city officials want to be sure residential property owners understand one important detail: Demolition may still apply to ...more
August 25, 2011
With Joplin relief and rebuilding efforts entering the third month, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is set to welcome relief workers from the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. On ...more
August 23, 2011
Joplin City Parks Director Chris Cotten, third from left, accepts checks for $15,000, from McAlister's CEO Frank Panky and Craig Bothwell, the local franchisee. The money, the result of winning a ...more
July 28, 2011
Volunteers Adrienne and Jerry Garvey stop for lunch under the tent in a parking lot at the devastated Joplin High School. After coming from cleaning up a Picher Avenue property, Jerry Garvey was ...more
July 28, 2011
Detectives with the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crime Task Force executed a search warrant on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at 1032 S. Connor Ave., Joplin. The search warrant was the result of a one-month ...more
July 22, 2011
Joplin and the surrounding area is benefiting from the services of three teams of AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) members. They are working with FEMA on disaster case management ...more
July 15, 2011
Detectives with the Joplin Police Department learned that on July 15, 2011, the suspect involved with the robbery at Hometown Bank on July 13, 2011, had been in the Mid-Missouri Bank at approximately ...more
July 15, 2011
Detectives with the Joplin Police Department served a search warrant at 2205 ½ N. Florida. An Apple iPad 2 was recovered that was recently taken during a burglary at the Verizon store located at ...more
July 13, 2011
On July 13, 2011 at just before 4:30 p.m. the Joplin Police Department was notified of an armed robbery that had just occurred at Hometown Bank located at 1429 E. 32nd Street. The suspect was ...more
July 08, 2011
In a major step forward for Joplin's tornado recovery, city officials now are granting building permits for nearly all tornado-damaged residential properties from Picher Avenue west to the city ...more
July 02, 2011
The May 22, 2011 tornado seriously damaged or destroyed many trees throughout Joplin and the surrounding areas. Some of the damaged trees may survive. Many more, unfortunately, will not. Instead, ...more
June 18, 2011
Considering the devastation in Joplin and the number of people who did not survive the May 22, 2011 tornado, there appears to be too few people who took the time to sign a petition that supports ...more
June 17, 2011
Dave Loewenstein of Lawrence, KS is a prize-winning muralist, writer and print maker. His community-based murals may be found in several places across the U.S. as well as in Northern ...more
June 15, 2011
(Photo by Adele Thompson) The aftermath of the structure fire at 1002 E. 4th St., east of the old Mid-Western Machinery building, is seen here. Several businesses were housed in this building ...more
June 14, 2011
(Photo by Adele Thompson) The Joplin Fire Department is currently working a large structure fire at 1002 E. 4th St., the former Griffin Grocery warehouse east of the old Mid-Western Machinery ...more
June 09, 2011
Joplin - The construction project adding medians and an outer road on Route FF (32nd St. extension) at Flying J is nearing completion. The following explains the new ways to access Flying J: Access ...more
June 03, 2011
Boy Scouts who have been affected by the deadly and destructive tornado that devastated Joplin, will receive full support from The Ozarks Trails Council-Boy Scouts of America. "Our thoughts and ...more
June 02, 2011
Senator Ron Richard (R-Joplin) has expressed his appreciation for the efforts of Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers in Joplin that aided in recovery efforts in Joplin. The Missouri Department of ...more
June 02, 2011
To the editor: I was in a town near Joplin for work when the storm hit and wanted to go help. I brought water, food and blankets but the Red Cross was amazingly already there helping everyone. I ...more
May 31, 2011
There is information in various media outlets showing circus elephants being used clean up in Joplin after the tornado disaster. Picadilly Circus made the initial offer to the city to use elephants ...more
May 30, 2011
JOPLIN - President Barack Obama told an overflow crowd at the Joplin Community Memorial Service held at Missouri Southern's Taylor Performing Arts Center today that the government will not let them ...more
May 28, 2011
Joplin Fire Chief Mitch Randles, whose own home was destroyed by the tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, 2011, clutches a flag given to the city by Marine Cpl. Brian Henson of Georgia. The exchange ...more
May 26, 2011
St. John's Medical Center at McClelland and 26th Street in Joplin, is shown after standing in the direct path of an E-5 tornado that ravaged Joplin neighborhoods on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Mercy ...more
May 25, 2011
ST. LOUIS – To help residents of Joplin/Jasper County recover and rebuild after the recent tornado, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri and its parent company foundation have granted ...more
May 25, 2011
Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf of Springfield, a US Congressional candidate, wants to warn disaster victims about "con artists and politicians" who may try to take advantage of their plight. He also calls ...more
May 25, 2011
Good morning! Just wanted to touch base with those of you who have electricity. We are doing well at the house. The kids are busy and in good spirits. Therapy dogs are coming over today (May 25, ...more
May 03, 2011
This map shows designated districts in downtown Joplin. Solid blue is for part of the local historic district, dotted blue represents National Register Buildings, solid red is the Sunshine Lamp ...more
April 30, 2011
Due to a rising trend of air conditioner thefts, The Joplin Police Department is requesting assistance with the identification and apprehension of thieves stealing air conditioning units. The ...more
April 06, 2011
The Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau is now accepting applications for the 2012 JCVB Special Event Grant. These funds are to assist qualified organizations with the promotion of tourism activities ...more
March 21, 2011
Joplin Public Library has expanded its services. Library patrons may now download audiobooks and eBooks 24/7 from the library's webwsite to PCs, Mac®s and many mobile devices. Users will need to ...more
March 15, 2011
It's hard not to notice how Joplin curbsides have become splashed with color as residents procrastinate removal of the new blue trash polycarts. It's also understandable. The 96-gallon carts empty ...more
March 10, 2011
Meet Bri the heeler mix: Brought in by her very ill owners along with a little Shihzu (who was adopted weeks ago). She’s a big girl with a big twinkle in her eyes! She looks like she’s asking: ...more
February 15, 2011
The Carthage Caring Communities Coalition, supported by The Alliance of Southwest Missouri, is looking for contributions of new or gently used sports equipment for its new Full Potential Youth Sports ...more
February 15, 2011
Heartland Crime Stoppers has decided to use billboards for displaying wanted persons, according to Paula Bone, a Joplin Police Department officer and organization spokesperson. She calls attention ...more
February 14, 2011
Officers with the Joplin Police Department on February 12, 2011, arrested Gayle J. Thornberry, 46, pictured, for conspiracy to commit first degree murder. She was arrested without incident at her ...more
February 09, 2011
Officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to the Sonic Drive-In located at 720 South Maiden La. for an armed robbery that had occurred just before 5 p.m. today (February 9). An ...more
February 08, 2011
The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has announced that nine members of the tribe have filed a class action, breach-of-trust lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. The ...more
January 26, 2011
Christopher Cotten, pictured, has been selected as the director of Joplin Parks and Recreation, according to an announcement by Mark Rohr, city manager. His employment will begin March 1, 2011 at ...more
January 19, 2011
On January 15, 2011, at approximately 3:34 p.m., the Joplin Police Department Responded to 520 S. Rangeline, the parking lot in front of PetSmart, in reference to a subject impersonating himself as a ...more
January 11, 2011
On January 11, 2011, officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to Sonic located at 720 South Maiden Lane in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. A white female approached ...more
January 10, 2011
The Everyday Heroes Recognition and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross is being planned. Nominations for this event are needed. They could be for ...more
January 06, 2011
(Photo courtesy of Allied Waste Services) After a new solid waste agreement reached between the Joplin City Council and Allied Waste Services, only one trip to the curb (or alley in some cases), ...more
January 04, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY - If you were charged with guiding Missouri's rail future, how would you spend your resources and what would you make a priority? A new online survey found on the Department of ...more
January 04, 2011
Joplin - Boomtown Days Festival of the Four States, Joplin's annual summer festival, has received a bit of notoriety after the Joplin Police Department received a report that money may have been ...more
December 16, 2010
The enthusiasm for the concept of community gardens is shown by Erik Wright who has set in motion plans for the development of a garden in the Zone 2 area of Joplin. It was in July 2010 when ...more
December 13, 2010
The Joplin Police Department along with the Joplin Fire Department responded on December 10, 2010, to 1710 E. 32nd St. because of a report of a natural gas smell in the area of The Bistro located in ...more
December 13, 2010
The Joplin Police Department on December 8, 2010, arrested Alice H. Sims, 29, of Joplin, pictured, after she attempted to sell an infant on craigslist. Sims subsequently was charged with felony ...more
December 01, 2010
The Joplin Police Department has released this photo of the suspect in the robbery this morning [Dec. 1, 2010] of the Arvest Bank branch on 32nd Street. The suspect is a Hispanic male, 5'5" to ...more
November 19, 2010
UPDATE: We the aid of Kansas City Southern Railroad, the Joplin Police Department were able to focus on enforcement of railroad crossing regulations. The detail started at 11 a.m. today and went to ...more
November 15, 2010
Update: Charges filed Preliminary Autopsy results An autopsy was conducted on Sean C. French, age 46, of Joplin this afternoon in Columbia, MO. Preliminary results show that French died as a ...more
November 04, 2010
UPDATE On November 2, 2010 the suspect in the DAV Thrift Store Robbery, Stephen Agee, was taken into custody in Tulsa, OK by the U.S. Marshals—Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force. The ...more
October 27, 2010
The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, that includes Catholic parishes in part in Joplin, Springfield and Webb City, has received results of the 2010 audit completed under the Charter for the ...more
October 27, 2010
Beth Phillips, United States attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Duenweg man was charged in federal court October 26, 2010, with receiving child pornography over the ...more
October 03, 2010
A new cowboy church will begin at the Joplin Regional Stockyards at 7 p.m on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. Circuit Riding Preacher Scotty L. Killingsworth, pastor of the Sac River Cowboy Church of ...more
September 29, 2010
Nature enthusiasts will especially enjoy the newest trail completed by the city of Joplin. The Turkey Creek Trail was officially opened today (Sept. 29, 2010) with a ribbon cutting ceremony with city ...more
September 29, 2010
Joplin firefighters, city officials and the public helped move a new 100-foot aerial ladder truck into Fire Station #1 by pushing it into the station's bay, as part of an"Apparatus Retirement ...more
September 27, 2010
Kelli Baldwin, age 29, of Joplin was pronounced dead at a local hospital Sunday afternoon. Baldwin was in her third trimester of pregnancy at the time of the accident. Attempts to save the baby were ...more
September 23, 2010
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Southwest District are installing a flashing yield sign for traffic on the Exit 8 off-ramp of westbound I-44, traveling onto northbound ...more
September 17, 2010
For those wondering why all at once three Joplin police vehicles and one Newton County Sheriff's Department car were traveling with lights and sirens yesterday, Sept. 16, 2010, wonder no more. At ...more
September 10, 2010
Joplin Airport manager Steve Stockam reveals the ATR-72 aircraft, a French-Italian twin-turbo prop, that will be put into service. It is one of a fleet of about 39 that American Eagle operates. ...more
September 01, 2010
Effective Immediately the Animal Adoption & Resource Center (formerly the Joplin Humane Society) will begin charging people $20.00 for each animal ($30.00 for litters) brought to the shelter located ...more
August 10, 2010
UPDATE: Late Tuesday afternoon the victim of this incident, Monica Young, came out of extensive surgery to repair injury’s she received to both arms and her face. Young is listed in stable ...more
August 06, 2010
The Joplin Narcotic Unit with the assistance of Jasper County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 1006 Central St, Joplin today (Aug. 6, 2010). A search of the location produced a substantial ...more
August 05, 2010
Investigators with the Joplin Police Department served several search warrants in Joplin on August 3, 2010, along with investigators from the Albuquerque Police Department and agents with the FBI. ...more
July 29, 2010
No details have yet to be released in connection with a Sedgwick County murder allegedly involving two Joplin women. Rhonda Pischel (left) and Sharon Huddleston (right), both of 629 S. Byers were ...more
July 20, 2010
CRIME STOPPERS is asking for help in locating Justin Copeland, pictured at left. Copeland is wanted for burglary, property damage, and stealing. Copeland is a 19 year-old white male, 5 feet 9 ...more
July 14, 2010
Joplin Police Officers were called to Payroll Advance Inc. at 2613 South Main St. at about 11 a.m. today (7/14/10) in reference to an armed robbery. Police determined that two men, one armed with a ...more
July 10, 2010
July 07, 2010
During the months of May and June 2010 there were 106 residential burglaries that occurred in Joplin. An analysis of the burglaries shows that 61% of the burglaries occurred between the hours of 8 ...more
July 05, 2010
The inset shows a close-up of "pervious pavers" that are part of the special construction used by the city of Joplin for a parking lot at 8th and Main. The special material slows the speed of ...more
June 29, 2010
Over this past weekend there was a multi-agency task force that conducted a highly concentrated enforcement detail on Friday, June 25, 2010. The task force consisted of motorcycle and marked vehicles ...more
June 29, 2010
Jorge Leyva hypes up a crowd of fellow artists, asking them to come together to build a community whose voice will assist in dictating the future of the arts in Joplin. "There's no more fantastic ...more
June 28, 2010
Neosho City Manager Harlan Moore announced today (June 28, 2010) that the railroad crossing safety improvements and closures will be proceeding in the coming weeks and affecting traffic flow by July ...more
June 28, 2010
We need help from the community! This summer Impact Life Church is collecting any kind of cooling system for those in need. We are asking for donations of new or used fans and air conditioners. ...more
June 25, 2010
In an attempt to raise funding The Bridge ministries has announced that a total of 1100 bricks will be laid at the main entrance of their facility. Donors are being asked to leave messages to future ...more
June 24, 2010
HELP ME! My name is Marabella and I, a Persian adult cat, and my pals I've met at the shelter, are in need of a safe place to live. Otherwise, we're SOL. The Animal Adoption & Resource Center ...more
June 10, 2010
On June 9th, 2010 at 5:20 p.m. Joplin Police received a call of an attempted robbery at the West 7th street Walmart in Joplin. Employees stated that a white male passed a note to a cashier at the ...more
May 10, 2010
Visitors could see it in their eyes. They definitely could hear it in many of their voices. "Adopt me" was the plaintive appeal. The most successful in the adoption process belonged to what could ...more
May 09, 2010
Joplin entrepreneur Mark Williams held an open house at the Olivia Apartments. Curiosity brought many members of the community to 320 Moffet Avenue on May 8, 2010 to see what had become of the ...more
May 02, 2010
The Joplin Police Department Investigations Bureau is on the lookout for Willie J. Spencer. The Jasper County Prosecutor has filed five separate charges against Spencer for unlawful restraint, felony ...more
April 29, 2010
On April 29th, the Neosho Police Department worked an accident investigation at the Kansas City Southern Crossing on East Daugherty Road between Pineville Road and Garland Douglas Drive. The ...more
April 28, 2010
The Joplin Narcotic Unit with the assistance of the Jasper County Drug Task Force on April 27, 2010 served a search warrant at building 11, apartment 12 of the Oak Meadows Apartments, 1502 S. ...more
April 21, 2010
Detectives with the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crime Task Force executed a search warrant on April 20, 2010, at 6290 County Lane 185 in Joplin. The search warrant was the result of a five-month ...more
April 12, 2010
The Joplin Police Department was called to 431 N. Jackson on April 11, 2010 at 2:08 a.m. in reference to a possible burglary in progress. The person who made the phone call saw a male subject trying ...more
April 05, 2010
A group of concerned citizens met in the parking lot of the Joplin Memorial Hall and staged a protest along Seventh Street. Their message to passing cars was to "vote NO" on Proposition A during ...more
April 02, 2010
Most people know it as the old Consumer’s grocery store, behind the Sonic, off of the corner of 7th Street and Maiden Lane but for IgniteChurch.TV it’s their new place of worship. “It’s not ...more
March 24, 2010
Joplin city clerk Barbara Hogelin serves cake and her assistant Barbara Goelhofer serves punch at Joplin's 137th birthday celebration. City officials, community leaders and members of the Census ...more
March 23, 2010
Joplin Police officers and investigators responded to a bank robbery at the Commerce Bank branch located at 1804 E. 20th St. Joplin. The call came in just after noon on March 23, 2010. The ...more
March 22, 2010
Images of 17 year old woman found on Officer’s cell phone The Joplin Police Department received a complaint regarding the relationship of a 17-year-old female and a member of the force. The Joplin ...more
March 15, 2010
The debut of an Adopt-a-Garden program, a cooperative venture between the city of Neosho and its citizens recently has been announced. Through an agreement with the city, an individual or group ...more
March 11, 2010
Watered Gardens, 531 Kentucky Ave., Joplin, is a Christian outreach that offers a variety of services to comfort those in need. The group encourages any volunteers to help meet that goal. Several ...more
March 11, 2010
Joplin Police officers and investigators have arrested Timothy A. Elsey, 40, pictured, on March 10, 2010 for probable cause in the investigation of an arson fire at 719 S. Highland Ave., ...more
March 04, 2010
UPDATE: Victim still in critical condition The suspect in a late night shooting Wednesday has been officially charged. Nathan R Spencer, age 18, of Joplin, pictured at left, has been charged ...more
March 02, 2010
Lions Club District Governor David Harris of Carl Junction introduced a group of potential members to the mission and history of the club. Founded in June 1917 by Melvin Jones as a service ...more
February 17, 2010
A police pursuit ended tragically Tuesday evening when the passenger in a suspect vehicle that ran from police succumbed to injuries. The fatality was the result of the suspect having run a stop sign ...more
February 14, 2010
On February 11th, 2010 the Joplin Narcotics Unit with the assistance of Jasper County Drug Task Force initiated a sting at a local retail store. The purpose of the sting was to arrest those supplying ...more
February 10, 2010
A Joplin Police officer on patrol on February 7, 2010 conducted a routine traffic stop and recovered stolen equipment from the United States Air Force. Officer Nick Jimenez stopped a red 1991 Dodge ...more
February 04, 2010
The Joplin Police Department is asking you to be on the lookout for Thomas King, 27. King is driving a tan Ford with missing hubcaps. Anyone with information regarding King's whereabouts is asked ...more
January 24, 2010
Tommy Pike, president of the Route 66 Association of Missouri, addresses a group of business owners, government officials and others interested in the promotion of the historic road. Revitalizing ...more
January 22, 2010
The Joplin Police Department was called to the Northpark Mall on January 21, 2010 at 12:34 p.m. in reference to a theft from a vehicle. Upon arrival officers determined that a purse had been stolen ...more
December 29, 2009
Keith A Lyons, 43, from Joplin, was reported missing to the Joplin Police Department by his brother just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009. Information given to the JPD was that Lyons was ...more
December 23, 2009
The Secret Santa visited Joplin again last night. The Salvation Army of Joplin received $100,000 in our kettles from an unknown donor. For five years we have received $50,000 in our kettles from ...more
December 15, 2009
A new vendor will be working with the city of Joplin's recycling center to handle the recycling of monitors and televisions. Effective December 8, 2009, residents will be able to drop off this type ...more
December 12, 2009
Heavy traffic volume on Range Line Road is a positive sign for Joplin’s economy. However, this presents certain challenges for traffic safety, according to an advisory from the Joplin Police ...more
December 07, 2009
The Joplin Police Department is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred at the intersection of West 32nd and Jefferson Streets in Joplin. The crash happened at just past 11 a.m. today, ...more
November 20, 2009
B.J. Lawrence of Pacific, MO is hoping that the Internet will help her group with obtaining enough signatures for a successful initiative petition, a process that has the secretary of state's ...more
November 13, 2009
The Joplin Narcotic’s Unit served a search warrant at Motel 6, Room 209, 3031 S. Range Line Rd. today (Friday, Nov. 13, 2009). A search of the location produced a large off-white rock suspected ...more
November 12, 2009
Kyle Hickam, president of the 13-member Board of Directors of Heartland Crime Stoppers, Inc., explains the need for this newly formed organization at a press conference yesterday at the Joplin Area ...more
November 03, 2009
Officers on patrol spotted a stolen vehicle on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, parked in front of 1008 W. 2nd St. in Joplin. The blue 2001 Chevy Silverado was reported stolen on 10/27/09. Officers set up a ...more
October 21, 2009
Investigators with the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force and special agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant on October 20, 2009 at 107 S. ...more
October 18, 2009
Eliciting ideas sometimes needs a novel approach. Some people are not used to offering suggestions. Others might get caught up in the story and never find the conclusion. "We don't often have ...more
October 16, 2009
The Neosho Police Department received a call of a robbery at the US Bank on Neosho Blvd. shortly before noon on October 15, 2009. The suspect had taken an undeterminded amount of cash from the bank ...more
October 13, 2009
Peggy Webb of Joplin leaves the podium at the Joplin City Council meeting last night (October 12, 2009). She petitioned the council to deny granting of a special use permit allowing the operation ...more
October 12, 2009
Joplin officers attempted to stop a GMC Yukon at just after 1 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 at the intersection of Fourth and Main when the vehicle failed to stop for a flashing red signal. Officers ...more
October 10, 2009
McIndoe Park at the Low Water Bridge in Joplin again is submerged by a heavy rainstorm. Several roads were closed to traffic in Joplin as heavy rain fell on October 8, 2009. Flood warnings were ...more
October 06, 2009
The Joplin Narcotics Unit with the assistance of Jasper County Drug Task Force on October 5, 2009 served a search warrant at 2229 S. Harlem. After the location was secured, investigators found ...more
September 28, 2009
Newton County and the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council scheduled a news conference today (September 28) in Neosho to announce details of a community development block grant program designed to ...more
September 25, 2009
Counties in southwest Missouri are now accepting nominations for the 2009 public election of County Extension Council members. Names of nominees are generally needed prior to November 1. Getting ...more
September 19, 2009
According to a report by Lt. Mike Hobson of the investigations unit, Joplin Police Officer Blaine Cornelius on the morning of September 15, 2009 stopped for speeding a silver Acura with California ...more
September 14, 2009
Several members of the Homeless Study Committee gather to present their final report to city of Joplin representatives and gathered media. (Photo by Vince Rosati) James Whitford, at left, co-chair ...more
September 12, 2009
The Joplin Police Department will be testing for the position of police officer from October 11-12, 2009. Applicants are not required to be Missouri POST certified in order to apply for this ...more
September 10, 2009
The Missouri State Highway Patrol notified the Joplin Police Department today that it had completed its preliminary investigation. The investigation concluded that Corporal Brian Henderson acted in ...more
September 02, 2009
The Joplin Narcotics Unit with the assistance of Jasper County Drug Task Force on September 2, 2009, served a search warrant at 307 W. C St., Joplin. A search of the location produced five bags ...more
August 20, 2009
Joplin – Identity theft is rampant, and apparently not even those searching for rental property are immune. Dee Kassab, one of the owners of PRO 100 Inc., Realtors and head of The Kassab Team, ...more
August 19, 2009
Joplin Police were dispatched at 11:14 a.m. today in response to a robbery that had just occurred at Advance America, a cash advance business located at 1900 E. 32nd St. A suspect described as a ...more
July 29, 2009
In recent weeks there has been much discussion regarding a potential lawsuit against the city of Joplin by Tom Burcham, a southeastern Missouri lawyer and former state legislator from Farmington, for ...more
July 29, 2009
The Joplin Police Department responded to a robbery in progress at US Bank, 105 N. Range Line Rd. Billy Appier, 71, of Cherokee, KS, pictured, had entered the bank wearing a straw hat and ...more
July 27, 2009
Medical personnel along with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to 813 Central this morning (July 27, 2009) in response to a call that a juvenile male was unconscious and not breathing. ...more
July 27, 2009
The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center is beginning their volunteer training program. If you are interested in nature education and natural history, Wildcat Glades is the place for you! No ...more
July 16, 2009
The Neosho Rec Plex will reap a bountiful harvest in more ways than one. Neosho Parks and Recreation Director Todd Banes started a community garden as a way to give back to the people in the ...more
July 16, 2009
The Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum (BSHC&M) has announced that it is a founding partner in the national Route 66 Archives and Research Collaboration (ARC), a part of the Route 66 Corridor ...more
July 13, 2009
Hazardous Moving Violation grants provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation will be used to fund a new project intended to promote highway safety. "The Heat is On" is a campaign launched ...more
July 07, 2009
Potential options for a future regional water supply were discussed today by members of the Tri-State Water Resource Coalition at a meeting in Monett. The coalition had been formed after a 2002 study ...more
June 25, 2009
A female reported to the Joplin Police yesterday (June 24, 2009) that as she was leaving the Fastrip at 403 N. Main in Joplin, a male subject pulled up next to her in a gold or tan pickup truck and ...more
June 22, 2009
SPRINGFIELD – Ozarks Food Harvest, The Food Bank has announced that it is relocating into its new food distribution facility at 2810 N. Cedarbrook beginning this week and will be formally operating ...more
June 21, 2009
The city of Neosho has joined a community information service for area residents over the age of 16 using the latest technology. The service, called Nixle, delivers public safety messages and notices ...more
June 19, 2009
FOLLOW-UP: Philip L. Dodd, 36, of Carl Junction was arrested on June 19, 2009 by investigators with the Joplin Police Department. Dodd admitted to commiting this incident, according to a ...more
June 04, 2009
The Jasper County Citizen Notification Partnership Reverse 911® system, is asking citizens, if appropriate, to provide cellular or VoIP phone numbers for its database. One of its capabilities is to ...more
May 31, 2009
by Mari Winn Taylor-- Ed Grundy stands beside an old truck he purchased to use for trail maintenance. Grundy, who owns a refinishing shop in Carthage, is a member of the Joplin Trails Coalition ...more
May 30, 2009
What's really new at the Webb City Farmers Market? Potatoes--new potatoes, that is. Known for their high moisture content and tenderness, new potatoes are too fragile for commercial production, ...more
May 29, 2009
Joplin Fire Chief Gary Trulson recently announced that over the course of the last several weeks, the Joplin Fire Department has responded to multiple incendiary fires. These fires have resulted in ...more
April 08, 2009
Sen. Claire McCaskill addresses an audience at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin on April 7. (Photo by Vice Rosati) Joplin was Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill's final stop, the ...more
March 31, 2009
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the South Station of the Joplin Police Department will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. The station is located at 115 East 34th St. An open house will be ...more
March 27, 2009
A half dozen law enforcement officers have banded together to form the Southwestern Missouri Cyber Crime Task Force (SMCCTF). In forming the SMCCTF these officers will be able to investigate, ...more
February 25, 2009
Filed in Bad Christian Doctrine, False Religion on Nov.07, 2008: "Apparently the shoes featured...from the gospelshoe website are supposed to share the gospel. But they don’t use any words to do ...more
February 13, 2009
The Joplin Police Department is currently investigating a recent rash of fraudulent texts to citizens' cell phones that ask them to call an 800-number for additional information in reference to their ...more
January 30, 2009
Detectives with the Joplin Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Barry County Sheriff’s Office and Cassville Police Department executed a search warrant at 4896 E. Wellridge Lane #11 in ...more
January 15, 2009
The city of Joplin is considering a better way to keep its citizens informed. It has devised a survey to find out about more information about computer usage in Joplin homes. The City will review ...more
December 12, 2008
Pre-hire testing for firefighter candidates will take on a regional approach. Members of the Tri-State Fire Recruitment Alliance, including the fire departments of Joplin, Logan-Rogersville Fire ...more
November 27, 2008
Operation “Do The Right Thing” is a new program established to reward youth of going above and beyond daily expectations to do something right. The Joplin Police Department and Joplin R-VIII School ...more
November 18, 2008
"Regular safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes" said Neosho's Chief of Police David McCracken when asked about the police ...more
November 17, 2008
Crowder College received word from FEMA recently that approval had been given to the college for the construction of a tornado safe structure. The total cost of the project is $2,909,282 with FEMA ...more
November 08, 2008
Starting Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, permits in order to burn leaves and debris may be purchased at Joplin's five fire stations. The additional locations supplement the original location that is at the ...more
October 28, 2008
Distressed citizens in the city of Joplin calling 9-1-1 now will be able to talk to the dispatch operators of the Joplin Communications Center from their cell phones as well as from their land lines. ...more
October 17, 2008
Vehicles wait behind the railroad gates at the 15th Street crossing in Joplin as a long train approaches. While the pick-up in the photo waited for the Kansas City Southern freight train to pass, ...more
October 17, 2008
A monthly coffee klatch at the Joplin Public Library hit record numbers recently when Rance Burger of Springfield, a journalism graduate from the University of Missouri, spoke about the Hornet ...more
October 14, 2008
The Joplin Area Chamber's red coats were doing their schtick again today armed with their big wooden scissors and long bowed ribbon. This time they were at 7th & Picher. They were there to help the ...more
October 06, 2008
Beth Perrey of Joplin, a McCauley High School and Pittsburg State University graduate, laments her fate as an orphan confined to the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland during the Nazi occupation. She was one ...more
September 20, 2008
A montage of faces shows some of the people who spoke out against the latest proposed rate increase by the Missouri American Water Company. (from photos by Vince Rosati) A public hearing was ...more
September 09, 2008
Officials with Joplin Memorial Hall have announced that tickets for events scheduled at Joplin Memorial Hall will now be available for purchase at the Joplin Athletic Complex (JAC), 3301 West 1st ...more
August 20, 2008
The Joplin Public Library is going "green" by offering an alternative to the plastic bags they previously offered free of charge at check-out. The new blue fabric bags are 14" x 18" that ...more
July 27, 2008
Joplin Police cited a man with impersonating a police officer and careless and imprudent driving early this morning after he attempted to pull over a vehicle that was occupied by three ...more
July 03, 2008
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? Joplin Police are seeking Johnny White, age 40, for questioning regarding the shooting of another man. Joplin Police responded to a shots fired call at 904 Connecticut at ...more
June 17, 2008
Did a perpetrator leave his name? The City of Neosho is offering cash rewards for information about persons involved in the vandalism of Neosho's parks, downtown area, and public or private ...more
May 08, 2008
A torrent of water flowed down Illinois and 7th Street after heavy rains that fell throughout the night. The driver of a car that had been marooned in front of Planned Parenthood was not in ...more
May 06, 2008
A bald eagle that made its home for over 30 years in the lower level of the Joplin Municipal Building on Third Street has moved thanks to the persistence of the Spiva Center for the Arts director ...more
April 16, 2008
Members of the Mystery Church of Joplin and guests met recently to discuss community issues. The subject was racism. Is it a problem in the Joplin area was the topic discussed by a large group of ...more
April 07, 2008
More than just canoes float down the Elk River in McDonald County in southwestern Missouri. Lack of protection of the state's waters has to stop, says environmentalist, Ken Midkiff. Ken Midkiff ...more
March 20, 2008
OptiCom, a pre-emptive system for traffic lights that the city of Joplin has used to encourage safety for emergency vehicles passing through major intersections, has now been installed at major ...more
March 12, 2008
Law enforcement officers across Missouri will be cracking down on drunk driving with increased enforcement March 14-17. The Joplin Police Department will be no exception. It is never worth the ...more
March 03, 2008
The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center recently opened a new rock and mineral exhibit, a donation of Betty Hosp of her father's rock and mineral collection. The exhibit features various ...more
February 04, 2008
The Joplin Police Department wants residents to be aware that the enforcement of parking ordinances is an ongoing activity. The city of Joplin receives a number of complaints about improper ...more
February 01, 2008
It's tough not knowing where your next meal is coming from...but still better than being picked up by the animal control warden..... (File photo by Vince Rosati) If the fact that 71% of the pets ...more
January 23, 2008
In the United States today, there are approximately 2.4 million children--including approximately 60,000 here in Missouri-- who have a parent in prison. Tragically, the children of incarcerated ...more
December 19, 2007
A joplin resident was killed early this morning on I-44, according to a report issued by the Joplin Police Dept. Shyla Brannan, 23, of 2530 S. Connor Ave., was the passenger in an International ...more
November 27, 2007
Former Missouri Tourism Director John Robinson has joined the effort to preserve Missouri state parks from the threat of pollution, the Citizens to Protect State Parks and Historic Sites announced ...more
October 18, 2007
The Joplin Public Library recently announced that it will begin offering Playaway® – the first self-playing digital audio book – in their library, adding the innovative digital format ...more
October 08, 2007
October 01, 2007
Dining room tables were a big seller last Friday at the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 315 S. Black Cat Rd. ReStore had a ribbon cutting ceremony that day marking their official ...more
September 30, 2007
A pick-up group of stream team members huddle around a net that they used to collect macroinvertebrates from nearby Tin Cup, a creek not well recognized in Joplin. The group met to compile ...more
September 14, 2007
Steve Stockam describes to a group of airport board members, planners, and the media how all the amenities will appear in the Joplin Regional Airport terminal currently under construction. Steve ...more
Officials at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond yesterday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating the new 18,000 square foot museum, theatre and interactive Discovery Center. ...more
June 15, 2007
This heron may have had the same thoughts as many of the bystanders who came to Grand Falls in South Joplin on June 12, 2007, after the heavy rains that fell in the area. "Look at all that ...more
April 30, 2007
Green flies are munching on this delectable wad of poop found on the gravel hiking path at Wildcat Park in Joplin. While the culprit was no longer in the picture, it could have been one of more than ...more
April 16, 2007
Most of us don't know it, but billions of gallons of raw sewage flows directly into our rivers and streams each year. Raw sewage. This means untreated human waste: harmful chemicals, oil, grease, and ...more
April 01, 2007
I had a nice dining experience last night. I assume it isn't unique for the place. Actually, I even had the feeling, misguided though it was at the time, that the establishment considered that I ...more
March 02, 2007
What does hearing an outdoor warning siren mean? First and foremost it means seek shelter immediately. According to the Joplin Emergency Management Office, outdoor warning sirens will be activated ...more
February 05, 2007
Commentary by Laura Jackson Picture this sometime in the future: a large map of the U.S. is hanging in the Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. This map is covered with many beautiful colors. ...more
January 16, 2007
NEOSHO, MO - While reports of the recent ice storm focused on damage from Springfield, MO to St. Louis little attention seemed to have been paid to the town of Neosho in western Newton County. ...more
January 07, 2007
Joplin residents who are CableOne subscribers can now be updated on various city programs and services via a dedicated channel on their television: “Joplin 22," a government access channel. ...more
December 20, 2006
Senators Kit Bond and Jim Talent were introduced by Crowder College Board of Trustees Chairman Jim Tatum at a meeting on campus on December 18, 2006, to introduce their water quality improvement ...more
November 07, 2006
Heavy equipment continues to move the dirt in preparation for the construction of One Summit Plaza, a 4-story office building that will adjoin the OccuMed parking lot on McClelland Blvd. in Joplin. ...more
October 09, 2006
A chapter of a left-leaning organization to foster political discussion in an informal, casual atmosphere has been formed in Joplin. Meetings for Drinking Liberally, a national organization with over ...more
September 26, 2006
Any citizen of Newton County in Missouri needing the installation of a new wastewater system or repairs to an existing system is advised to make sure that the plumber or installer bidding on the work ...more
September 06, 2006
Recognizing the benefits to senior citizens, the Missouri Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) is encouraging state and federal lawmakers to pass legislation that would increase competition among cable ...more
August 28, 2006
JOPLIN – On the day new Work Zone Safety legislation went into effect, Becky Baltz, District Engineer, MoDOT Southwest District (7), unveiled a new work zone sign at the Joplin District ...more
April 21, 2006
After completing intensive two-week motorcycle training at the Northwestern Traffic Institute in Evanston, IL, traffic officers Justin Keller and Shelby Howard will be patrolling Joplin streets on ...more
April 12, 2006
Women writers in the St. Robert's area have joined together to form a chapter of the National Association of Women Writers (NAWW). Ft. Leonard Wood writer and columnist Teresa Hernandez has been ...more
April 06, 2006
Litter discovered by members of the Carthage High School Stream Team reflects local disregard for preserving the environment Many citizens appear to be pessimistic over what will be done to protect ...more
March 20, 2006
They wern't homeless but they found shelter. The other evening a wonderful if not unusual thing happened. With tornado sirens blasting. the wind blowing and hail stones falling, a family passing ...more
March 09, 2006
National Indian Gaming Association chairman Ernest L. Stevens, Jr., at left, is presented with a blanket from J.R. Mathews, vice president of the Quapaw tribe in a ceremony at the Quapaw Casino in ...more
January 19, 2006
Public outcry by Missouri family farmers and rural citizens opposed to attempts by the legislature to limit local control to restrict polluting factory farms achieved success this week. Carla ...more
January 14, 2006
A new regional hazardous waste collection facility has been established at the Joplin Recycling Center. Non-commercial residents from McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton and Vernon counties will be able ...more
November 25, 2005
Workers at Crosslines Churches of the Joplin Area help to distribute items that meet the needs of low income families. Donations of winter mittens and hats are strung on a clothesline behind them. ...more
November 01, 2005
In case drivers on Missouri roads aren't aware of the state's Move Over laws, if caught breaking one could be costly. Mark James, director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety announced today ...more
October 21, 2005
All of southwest Missouri is facing land use issues. In Greene County, where the growth of three and five-acre tracts caused the loss of 724 acres to homes in 2004, this is especially the case. ...more
September 23, 2005
Because people have become frustrated over using the many Internet lists of missing persons in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Bill Wolcott decided to do something to help consolidate all the ...more
July 28, 2005
AMBER Alert System Strengthened by Wireless Industry Initiative JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the AMBER Alert Advisory Committee announced recently ...more
July 09, 2005
How the Missouri DNR plans to allow further pollution of waterways DADDY, what's that slimy stuff in the water? In Jasper County, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has selected four ...more
May 03, 2005
Child abuse is a serious problem across the state of Missouri, but in Greene County the rate of reported cases of child abuse and neglect are higher than those in Kansas City or St. Louis.  ...more
April 30, 2005
Videoconferencing technology has been around for some time. But just recently Jasper County Sheriff Archie Dunn decided to take advantage of it. A part of his program to make the department more ...more
March 08, 2005
What an awesome feeling to be able to stand close to the mural of Joplin at the Turn of the Century conceived and painted by artist Thomas Hart Benton 33 years ago for Joplin's 100th birthday. A ...more
January 28, 2005
The Seniors Housing Council of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB), an organization founded in 1942 to provide, safe, decent and affordable housing, recently has presented the ...more
January 14, 2005
How much privacy and freedom of speech are Americans willing to give up in order to make the Internet a safer place? That was the basic question that guided a recent pubic issue forum held at the ...more
September 27, 2004
Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell presented three Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing for developments in Kansas City, Joplin and Hillsdale (St. Louis) during an award luncheon, September ...more
September 17, 2004
Newton County Sheriff Ron Doerge described the meth abuser photos that flashed on the screen as "grabbers to catch people's attention." They did just that. A former drug addict became the poster ...more
July 29, 2004
No children were in the trailer in north Joplin the last time it was busted for meth. That's what John Lucky, the sheriff's representative to the Jasper County Drug Task Force reported to the media ...more
June 16, 2004
More than 4000 people, about twice what was expected from the 4-states, came together to remember those that gave their lives and to honor the living that served to preserve freedom in the United ...more
May 05, 2004
When Dr. Patch Adams said that he wouldn't raise a hand to anyone, even to protect his family, members of the audience listening to him recently at MSSU's Leggett and Platt Athletic Center were ...more
April 09, 2004
"We receive calls from parents and professionals, some who are not looking for specific information but who want help problem solving or need a supportive conversation," said Sandi Lillard, ...more
April 01, 2004
Several programs have been shown to have a positive effect on preventing child abuse and neglect according to Jinny Hopp, human development specialist, University of Missouri Extension. For example, ...more
November 19, 2003
It may be unusual for a lawyer to talk about the excesses of his profession, but Christopher Dumm is not your usual lawyer. Speaking at a breakfast/seminar sponsored by Arvest Asset Management, ...more
November 05, 2003
Each year 25,000 divorces occur in Missouri -- one of every two marriages -- and the majority of these involve children. These figures reflect a national picture in which almost one million divorces ...more
September 19, 2003
Everyone feels grief when they experience a significant loss or change. Death, divorce, a traumatic storm, or the loss of a loved one can start the cycle of grief, according to Kim Allen, human ...more
April 16, 2003
A smiling audience holds up papers they folded differently from the same instructions given them. The exercise was part of a talk given by Kim Allen at a recent parenting conference.   The ...more
March 09, 2003
Greg Dagnan, pictured left, director of the Children's Center of Southwest Missouri, and Lt. Carl Francis, pictured right, of the Joplin Police Department are credited with developing the Child ...more
December 20, 2002
Standing on the corner of Fifth and Joplin streets in Joplin's "bar district" at 1:30 a.m., a girl in the group admitted being a minor to a passing motorist who had solicited her. Lack of parental ...more
August 19, 2002
Do you have two to four hours per week to spare? Are you over 18 and a full-time student at Ozark College or MSSC or holding permanent employment? If so, then the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Jasper & ...more