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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...
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Missouri AG, Georgia nonprofit communicated for months before school subpoenas

In 2018, a rash of students were dying by suicide in southwest Missouri. The Neosho School District wasn’t immune. “We were averaging about a suicide-and-a-half a year,” said Jim Cummins, the district superintendent. “And we knew that that couldn’t continue.” The district of roughly 4,600 students launched “a full frontal assault” to address the issue, […] The post Missouri AG, Georgia nonprofit communicated for months before school subpoenas appeared first on Missouri Independent.

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...

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...

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.

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 […]

Keeping warm & dry for our Monday – Nick

Good early Monday morning, everyone. After putting up with the summer heat and humidity for almost the past 2 weeks, we FINALLY got our cold front to give us some rain and t-storms to cool things down. While we did have a couple random severe t-storm warnings late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the vast majority of those t-storms stayed below severe levels. For areas that really saw the rain come on down (especially in southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri north of 126), we had radar estimated rain amounts push between 1 and 3 inches on the high end. On the average, those that saw rain had around half an inch before we dried out Sunday afternoon.

Gravy’s Place 14U Softball Team Wins Championship

Gravy’s Place 14U Galena Softball team finished their season as Southeast Kansas 14U League Champions Thursday night against Baxter Springs 3. With a 13-0 undefeated record, the team wrapped up the tournament with an 8-2 victory over the Lions. “Hard work and dedication truly paid off tonight,” said Coach...

Thomas Jefferson hosts Summer Symphony

JOPLIN, Mo. — High school students are learning from professionals for a unique symphony experience. This afternoon the “Summer Symphony” performed at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. Today’s concert was focused on movie magic and featured film scores from “Snow White and the seven dwarfs,” “The Godfather”...

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...