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New diner opens on Route 66 in Galena
GALENA, Kan. — The owners of the former restaurant Angels on the Route in Baxter Springs have now opened another new business along the Mother Road, but this time in Galena.
Police arrest four after pursuit of stolen vehicle
Cpl. Paul Rowe, with the Joplin Police Department, said an officer tried to stop a sport utility vehicle about 7 p.m. near Seventh and Main streets when the officer realized that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Bentonville, Arkansas. The ensuing pursuit ended at the intersection of Oliver Av
Planned power outage to affect Southeast Kansas Empire customers
More than 1,000 residents in the areas of Scammon, Weir, West Mineral and Roseland, Kansas, will be impacted during a planned power outage planned from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday.
Judge sentences Joplin man to 15 years for sexual abuse of girl
Harris had sexual contact with the girl on multiple occasions between Jan. 1, 2016, and Jan. 1, 2017, according to a probable-cause affidavit.
Man Dies After Three Car Crash in Joplin
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Missouri medical marijuana organizer sues 2 initiatives
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri organizer for a medical marijuana initiative is suing to remove two other related initiatives from the November ballot.The Joplin Globereports that Springfield doctor and attorney Brad Bradshaw filed two lawsuits Friday seeking to invalidate the medical marijuana initia
Joplin Woman Sentenced for Shipping Meth via UPS
On May 6, 2017, law enforcement officers tracked the suspicious package from its origin in Arizona and upon its arrival at the Joplin UPS conducted a search to confirm the package contained methamphetamine.
Joplin man dies of injuries from crash a week ago
David Marbough, of Joplin, initially was taken to Freeman Hospital West after the 2:38 p.m. crash and later transported to the hospital in Kansas City. He died there on Saturday, according to Joplin police.
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Local businesses show support for minimum wage hike
Adam Frances, owner of Bearded Lady Coffee Roasters, talks about his support of a minimum wage increase during an interview Wednesday at his coffee booth. Globe | Roger Nomer
Four People Charged after Drug Trafficking Bust in South Joplin
According to the Department, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night an off-duty police officer was at a Sonic and noticed a wanted male who had two felony arrest warrants. He contacted an on-duty officer who responded. In the meantime, the wanted male walked to the Fairfield Inn nearby and met a female and
Bodies found during flooding in Sycamore, Kansas: Updates
SYCAMORE, KS- Quick Facts:The Sycamore Fire Department said they found two bodies in a pickup truck after significant flooding near the Oklahoma-Kansas border.The Sycamore fire chief told FOX23 they believe the truck washed off County Road 2925 near 5400 Road and went into a ditch.Montgomery County
Pittsburg pool to offer dog swim
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department will conduct its annual dog swim from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Pittsburg Aquatic Center. Dogs and their owners are invited to enjoy a dip in the pool. A photo booth will be set up.Underwater swimming for dog owners will not be permi
Four face drug-trafficking charges after weekend arrests
As those arrests were occurring, another police officer tried to contact two other men who appeared to be involved in the situation. One of the men fled on foot to the Conoco station down the block and hid in a bathroom before surrendering to police, who later recovered a loaded handgun discarded in
Sex offender gets probation on registration violation
During a sentencing hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court, Circuit Judge Gayle Crane sentenced Christopher S. Chambell, 43, to four years on a conviction for failure to register as a sex offender but suspended execution of the sentence and placed the defendant on supervised probation for five years
Joplin woman draws 10 years for arranging shipment of meth
U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark assessed Jennifer M. Conant, 38, the prison term at a sentencing hearing in federal court in Springfield, ordering that the sentence be served in a federal prison without parole.
Joplin teen's death ruled suicide
The Jasper County coroner has ruled the death this past weekend of an 18-year-old Joplin youth a suicide by gunshot.Balin T. Joy was found deceased about 6:30 a.m. Saturday on the back porch of his home at 1032 S. Moffet Ave. when other occupants of the residence discovered a note and went looking f
Four arrested in Joplin meth bust
JOPLIN, Mo. - Around 8:27p.m. on August 11th, an off duty Joplin police officer was at Sonic at 3333 South Range Line when he recognized a wanted male who had two felony arrest warrants. He contacted an on-duty officer who responded. In the meantime, the wanted male walked to the Fairfield Inn and m
Joplin Woman Sentenced to Decade in Prison for Meth Distribution - NewsTalk KZRG
A woman from Joplin will be behind bars for 10 years without parole for her role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine that was shipped via UPS from Arizona. 38-year-old Jennifer Conant was sentenced in federal court Monday after she pleaded guilty in March to the charge. In May of 2017, law
Benefit for Family of Teen who Died in Car Wreck
Local businesses and organizations helped sponsor a golf tournament, dance-a-thon, silent auction, a 5k and kids fun run, and more.