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Local university prepares high school students for the real world

A local university shows high school students professional opportunities that can come from studying a more unconventional major. Preparing to go to college takes more than a good GPA or moving from home. Brandy Harpole, FCS Teacher Columbus Unified HS: "Most kids don't know what they're going to do

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2017-10-20 04:07:35

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Galena Police Department Teams Up for Drug Take Back Event

On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Galena Police Department will join the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement agencies across the country to give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by

FOX14TV.COM - 2017-10-19 20:12:00

Highway crashes send two to hospital

A Manhattan man was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. Kaitlin Vaughn, 25 of Wellington, was stopped on Walters Drive at its intersection with U.S. Highway 24 in her 2015 Grand Cherokee. When she started to cross the westbound lane

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2017-10-19 21:00:00

Baxter Springs officials slate another forum on sales tax proposal

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - With Election Day drawing closer, Baxter Springs city officials are planning another forum on their ballot proposal for a 1-cent increase in the city sales tax that would be used toward infrastructure projects such as water and sewer systems and replacing the police and fire s

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2017-10-20 02:37:00

The Commerce Tigers survive against Oklahoma Union

COMMERCE, Ok. - The Commerce Tigers defeat the Oklahoma Union Cougars 31 to 28. The Tigers are now 6 and 2 on the season. Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. COMMERCE, Ok. - The Commerce Tigers def

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2017-10-20 04:07:55

Carl Junction begins earthquake drills

Students at Carl Junction Intermediate School joined nearly 440 thousand Missourians in participating in an earthquake drill. The Great Central U.S. "Shakeout" began at exactly 10:19 this morning, asking students to drop to their hands and knees, cover their heads and neck, and hold onto something.

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2017-10-20 04:01:33

Mercy Hospital cuts ribbon on valet service

An are hospital is making it more convenient to get to and from their clinic. Members of the Mercy Auxiliary as well as Joplin area Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on valet service for visitors to the hospital's clinic entrance. With sucha huge parking lot to navigate, the president of the auxili

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2017-10-19 01:53:50

Schuber-Mitchell's Preliminary Plat Receives Green Light from CJ - KOAM TV 7

Carl Junction city officials approve a preliminary plat for a new neighborhood in town, despite recent opposition. Weeks of controversy have surrounded the Fox Briar sub division near Briarbrook. The concerns all stem from the latest preliminary proposal for additions to the Fox Briar neighborhood


Week 10 State Football Rankings

Class 1, District 2 2017 Rankings CLASS 4 1. Webb City (15) 2. Carl Junction 3. Parkway Central T4. Ladue T4. Kearney 6. Platte County 7. St. Francis Borgia 8. Smithville 9. MICDS 10. Camdenton Also receiving votes: Moberly, Grain Valley, West Plains CLASS 3 1. McCluer South-Berkeley (14) 2.


Carl Junction approves housing expansion

Carl Junction City leaders sign off on a project to build dozens of new homes. Schuber Mitchell plans to build about 70 houses on the west side of Briarbrook near the intersection of Sunnybrook and Blackthorn. A number of residents have opposed the project, citing concerns over lot sizes and safety.

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2017-10-19 02:13:44

Carl Junction VB Wins District Title

The Carl Junction Bulldogs won the Class 4 District 12 volleyball tournament on Wednesday night. CJ took care of business in the semifinals, beating Joplin in two sets. On the other side of the bracket Carthage beat Republic in the semi's to set up a Carl Junction/Carthage final. The Bulldogs needed

KOAMTV - 2017-10-19 05:24:00

Freeman Announces Theme of 2017 Joplin Christmas Parade - KOAM TV 7

Paula and Mayor (left to right) Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer and Mike Seibert, City of Joplin Mayor, stand before the logo of the 2017 Joplin Christmas Parade. Permit presentation (left to right) Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer, receives

KOAMTV - 2017-10-18 22:52:00

UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth' - KOAM TV 7

(UNICEF/Brown via AP). In this Sept. 29, 2017, photo provided by UNICEF, Rohingya children draw at Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar district in Bangladesh. UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims ... (UNICEF/Brown via AP). In this Sept. 29, 201

KOAMTV - 2017-10-20 08:32:00

'Breaking Bad' actors hosting fundraiser for Puerto Rico - KOAM TV 7

(Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP,File). FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 file photo Bob Odenkirk arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Spielberg" at Paramount Studios. Odenkirk, is sponsoring a benefit in Albuquerque, where his former series "Breakin... (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). FILE - In t

KOAMTV - 2017-10-19 21:01:00

Russian opposition divided over TV host's presidential bid - KOAM TV 7

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File). FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, Russian socialite and TV host Ksenia Sobchak, daughter of the late St. Petersburg mayor, Anatoly Sobchak, speaks to journalists during her interview... (Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP, file

KOAMTV - 2017-10-19 13:51:00

Donation Puts Crowder Fieldhouse Project Over the Top - KOAM TV 7

The days of sharing locker rooms for the Crowder College baseball and softball teams might soon be over. A sizable donation Thursday helped Crowder College reach its goal for an indoor athletic facility. Carl and Sara Ledbetter, who have been part of Neosho Missouri and the college for decades, d

KOAMTV - 2017-10-20 07:40:00

Brexit, migrants and taxing Google _ big stakes at EU summit - KOAM TV 7

(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert). British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering for a two day summit to discuss migration, digital ... (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). German Chancellor

KOAMTV - 2017-10-20 07:32:00

Montgomery County Kansas Considered for Tyson Plant - KOAM TV 7

Local officials have confirmed that Montgomery County is among three Kansas counties that are finalists for a new Tyson Foods Inc. chicken-processing plant. the other sites are in Cloud County in north-central Kansas and Sedgwick County in south-central Kansas. The Montgomery County proposed sit

KOAMTV - 2017-10-20 07:00:00

Shattering the Silence - KOAM TV 7

Thursday night's PSU event for the victims of domestic violence was all about making voices heard. "Tonight is called 'Shatter the Silence of Domestic Violence' because there is so much silence around this epidemic of domestic violence," said Campus Victim Advocate Ali Smith. Students, survivors, an

KOAMTV - 2017-10-20 06:44:00

Malaysian militant believed among fighters killed in Marawi - KOAM TV 7

(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez). A resident drives his motorcycle past rotting bananas hanging from an abandoned food stall while explosions continue to reverberate in the besieged city of Marawi, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte declared the city liber... (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez). Smoke rises from

KOAMTV - 2017-10-19 06:41:00