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Webb City HS senior starts his own business

WEBB CITY, Mo. — A local high school student has his own local business. Today was the grand opening of Mr. Freeze, a snowcone business owned and operated by Alex Martin, a senior at Webb City High School. About two months ago, he purchased his building near Newman’s Auto...
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Notice of Public Meeting for East Quincy Street Reconstruction Project

PITTSBURG, KS – On Thursday, July 7, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, city staff will host a public meeting at PittNaz Church in Pittsburg regarding the East Quincy Street Reconstruction Project. Residents interested in the project are encouraged to attend. City staff along with the contractor and...
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Early Morning Raids Lead to Multiple Arrests

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office executed multiple narcotic related search warrants early Friday morning. Just after dawn, Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators executed search and arrest warrants at 300 East Pine, 314 East Sycamore, 502 South Washington and 300 East Pine, all in Weir, as a result of a months long investigation into the distribution and possession of methamphetamine.

Joplin 2022 Independence Day Celebration Details

JOPLIN, Mo. — The City of Joplin’s Annual Independence Day Celebration will be held at Fred G. Hughes Stadium at Missouri Southern. Food vendors will open at 5:30 next Monday (7/4) in the stadium parking lot. Gates to the stadium will open at 7. Live music with “The...

Joplin 4th of July firework rules

JOPLIN, Mo. — Fireworks will become more and more common the closer we get to Independence Day, but what you can legally do depends on your address versus the city limits. In the City of Joplin, bottle rockets and Chinese lanterns are banned. Municipal rules only allow the use...

Liberty working to restore power to 2,800 customers

JOPLIN, Mo. — Liberty Utilities Central said crews are working to restore power to more than 2,800 Joplin customers. The outage was caused by a fallen tree and took out power just before 1p.m. today. Liberty said line crews isolated the area and are making sure there are no...

Joplin City Manager names Assistant City Manager

JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin’s City Manager has announced their pick for the role of Assistant City Manager. City Manager, Nick Edwards said that Tony Robyn will be taking on the role in a press release Tuesday. Robyn worked with the city from 2012 to 2017 and was promoted...

Joplin’s black history mural project begins this weekend

Joplin residents will begin to see the first stages of the Joplin Downtown Black History & Performing Arts Mural this weekend at the intersection of 1st and Main when artists Andrew Batcheller of Joplin and Linda Passeri of Springfield will be preparing the wall for acclaimed Kansas City muralist Mr. Alexander Austin to begin painting the mural onto the north wall of Bruce’s Point of View Optical at 102 South Main Street, Joplin.

“Grow Pittsburg” CDC hopes to continue city’s development

PITTSBURG, Kans. — The Pittsburg community is hoping to start a new program to help with the ever-growing needs of the area. During Tuesday night’s commission meeting, members of Imagine Pittsburg will request $150,000 from the city to establish a new community development corporation called Grow Pittsburg. It...

Air Adventures: Wildcat Glades

JOPLIN, Mo. – 4-State residents have been spending their sunny days at Wildcat Glades in Joplin, enjoying the water, trails and nature. As we experience a break from the summer heat, getting outside to enjoy nature is a must. At Wildcat Glades, you can hike, you can bike, you...

How about pie for the Fourth of July?

JOPLIN, Mo. — While many of us associate the 4th of July with fireworks, members of a local church associate it with pies. We’re talking about the annual July 4th Pie Sale at Byers Avenue United Methodist Church in Joplin. They’ve already started baking pies for the sale.

East 14th Street Daytime Road Closure for Culvert Work

PITTSBURG, KS – Wednesday June 29, 2022, city crews will work to replace a stormwater culvert pipe on East 14th Street. East 14th between Rouse Street and Home Street will be closed to through traffic. Closure time will be from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm. Work is anticipated to be completed in one business day.

Suicide Crisis: Where to go, when for psychiatric help

JOPLIN, Mo. — You may know we have mental health services in the Joplin area, but each facility serves a different need. “There really isn’t a wrong answer,” said Del Camp, Chief Clinical Officer. Ozark Center Chief Clincal Officer Del Camp at Freeman Health System says the different local options for service depend on your […]

FosterAdopt Connect will soon help those aged out of foster care

JOPLIN, Mo. — A Joplin nonprofit has seen success in its first 100 days. After helping 25 families, FosterAdopt Connect is expanding its programs. “We’ve been able to serve several families in our location by giving them access to our clothing boutique and food pantry,” said Ben Boatwright, FosterAdopt Connect Joplin Prevention Services Manager.

Rangeline RR bridge closing July 18th for replacement

A traffic nightmare start date has been announced.. MoDOT says they plan on replacing the Range Line Bridge over the railroad tracks near Sutherlands starting Monday July 18th. This 6 million dollar project will make the bridge higher, wider, and will have sidewalks on both sides. But the bridge will...