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Light of Hope Luncheon raises funds for CASA nonprofit

JOPLIN, Mo. — An organization that advocates for children in the foster care system hosted a fundraising event on the campus of MSSU. It was the 2nd annual “Light of Hope Luncheon” for Jasper County CASA. CASA stands for “Court Appointed Special Advocates.” The organization has trained...
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Mo. state initiative aims to prevent learning loss

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Many teachers worry about learning loss during summer break. Those concerns ratcheted up in the early month of the pandemic with remote learning. Now, a new strategy to help students catch up. It’s a state grant focusing on how best to help Southwest Missouri students improve in reading and math.
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Sheriff’s office Community Safety Day in Carthage

If you missed the event be sure to follow Jasper County Sheriff’s office on your social media so you don’t miss the next one!  Click here to visit their FB and click FOLLOW. CARTHAGE, Mo. — It’s a chance for the kids to get up-close and touch the trucks! See what law enforcement in Jasper County are doing. 10th Annual...
CARTHAGE, MO

MSSU hosts its 78th Commencement

JOPLIN, Mo. — Missouri Southern State University is celebrating its newest graduates. Today 686 students graduated during its two commencement ceremonies at the Leggett and Platt Athletic Center. This was the first commencement MSSU has held in person without a mask mandate or social distancing since December 2019. “I’m...
JOPLIN, MO
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Crowder one win away from Region 16 championship

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Crowder College baseball team is just one win away from the Region 16 Championship after Friday’s win over Jefferson College. The Roughriders defeated the Vikings, 4-1. Josh Patrick hit a two-run in-the-park homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to seal the win.
JOPLIN, MO
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Box truck rolls in crash on North Main

AIRPORT DRIVE, Mo. — About 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon reports of a two vehicle crash in the 5200 block of North Main alerted Jasper County E911. Carl Junction Fire Department, Jasper County Deputies, and METS ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. On scene we learn two vehicles collided on the roadway, a box truck, overturned in the west...
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Joplin City Council candidate recount to proceed

JOPLIN, Mo. — A Jasper County judge is giving the green light to an election recount in Joplin. Judge Gayle Crane authorized the motion by city council candidate Brian Evans. Evans lost his race by just 13 votes in April, leading to the request for a recount. Judge Crane...
JOPLIN, MO

Charges filed against man in Joplin bank robbery

JOPLIN, Mo. – Charges were filed against a southwest Missouri man regarding the bank robbery on Tuesday at Great Southern Bank, 1232 S Range Line Road. The robbery and investigation details regarding the defendant Vincent Gepson, 63, are outlined in the Criminal Complaint and Probable Cause Affidavit filed in the United States District Court, Western District of Missouri. “On or...
JOPLIN, MO

Jasper Co. mural dedicated to fallen officers

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A Southwest Missouri sheriff launched a new memorial as part of National Law Enforcement Appreciation month. It’s a memorial installation in the Jasper County Courthouse. It honors all County law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, dating back more than 130 years. “I would...
JASPER COUNTY, MO