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Young faces six years in prison for 2017 kidnapping

A Parsons woman faces six years in prison after pleading no contest to kidnapping a Parsons woman. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Thank you for reading 5 free articles on our site. You can come bac

PARSONS SUN - 2018-03-23 05:26:00

Let's Confirm You're In Our Delivery Area

Q: Whatever happened to the rocket slides in City Park? I used to love those things as a kid. Do you know why they took them out? A: Yes, I know very well exactly why they took them out. You're hitting a little close to home, amigo. Back to that in just a sec. The rocket slides you're asking about w

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Dog causing trouble on Ruby Jack Trail removed

A dog that had been causing issues for folks on the Ruby Jack Trail has been removed from the area. The dog has been released by the owner to the Joplin Humane Society to stop any further issues. Multiple incidents of the same dog trying to bite people while using the trail had been reported. Accord

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-24 03:29:39

INTEGRIS Miami Hospital goes on lockdown after verbal threat

MIAMI, Okla. - Hospital officials at INTEGRIS Miami Hospital say that the building went on lockdown on Friday following 'credible verbal threats.' That lockdown has since been lifted. Miami Police responded and talked with the person who they say made the threats. Police questioned him and then re

KJRH.COM - 2018-03-23 19:32:27

The Fort Scott Police Department Daily Reports March 22

The Fort Scott Police Department daily reports can best be viewed on a computer. Fort Scott Police Department is located at 1604 S. National, phone: 620-223-1700. Click here, then click on the image to enlarge: The Fort Scott Police Department daily reports can best be viewed on a computer. Fort Sc

FORTSCOTT.BIZ - 2018-03-23 13:05:08

Man found dead in Missouri creek believed to be accidental

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say a man whose body was found in a southwest Missouri creek likely drowned. Newton County Coroner Dale Owen announced Thursday that the death of 49-year-old William Simpson, of Joplin, is believed to be accidental based on the preliminary autopsy results. The Joplin G

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-03-23 15:40:10

Webb City hotel and convention center update

An update on a story we first brought you back in December of last year, regarding a hotel and convention center that are in the works for Webb City. Originally we reported it would be a 32 unit hotel and 10 thousand square foot convention center near the intersection of Interstate 49 and Highway 17

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-24 00:22:28

Additional school programs to begin at PCMS after break

PITTSBURG - Many people call after school activities "one of the greatest at-risk programs," at schools. Following spring break, Pittsburg Community Middle School will be expanding its after school activities. PCMS Assistant Principal and Activities Director Chris King said one of the main goals of

MORNING SUN - 2018-03-24 17:54:43

Parsons named Opportunity Zone by governor

TOPEKA - Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and officials from state government agencies completed a review of letters of interest submitted from communities across the state to be considered for designation as Opportunity Zones. Parsons was chosen, as were other Southeast Kansas communities. Opportunity Zones


One block area of Gabriel closed through Friday

The city of Parsons Public Works will be working on all lanes of one block of Gabriel Avenue, between 16th and 17th streets, starting today until 5 p.m. on Friday. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Th


Parsons woman gets life sentence

Lisa R. Berentz was sentenced Monday to prison for the remainder of her life, not eligible for parole until she serves a minimum of 25 years. Coy V. Murnan, his girlfriend Berentz and her son Josh Berentz were charged in Labette County District Court with numerous off-grid felonies involving molesti


Crews Fight Structure Fire in Joplin, No Injuries - KOAM TV 7

The Joplin Fire Department fights an early morning fire in Joplin. Fire crews were initially called to a grass fire around 6:30 this morning (March 22), but upgraded it to a structure fire. The owner of the building at 1201 Byers Avenue, Bob Wiggins, says there's manufacturing equipment inside along


Police find body in Shoal Creek, investigation ongoing

Joplin police this afternoon confirmed they are investigating a death after receiving a report of a body in Shoal Creek near the Wildcat Glades Conservation Center. The Missouri State Water Patrol is also assisting with the investigation. Cpl. Paul Rowe said officers were called to the scene at 1:23


Coroner: Silver Creek death likely accidental

Preliminary autopsy results indicate that the person whose body was found by Joplin police in Silver Creek on Wednesday died by accidental drowning, Newton County coroner Dale Owen said this afternoon. Owen said he would not have final autopsy results immediately, but that the examination conducted


Body Found In Silver Creek In South Joplin

Chris Warner Reporter A Joplin native, Chris first started in broadcasting at age 16 at KSNF-TV in 2004.. Chris joined the KOAM team in 2017 as an Associate Producer. In April, he moved into a full-time reporter position. He spent time from 2008 to 2016 in various retail roles around the region befo


Center to host jobs program workshop

Labette Assistance Center, 301 N. 30th St., will host another Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc. visitor site for those seeking employment, training, resume-writing assistance and other services from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. "This is an opportunity to access all the employment services available in the I


Joplin Police investigate body found near Wildcat Glades

Joplin, Mo. -- The Joplin Police Department received a call Wednesday afternoon that a body had been discovered near Wildcat Glades in Shoal Creek. Officers responded and located the body of an adult male. JPD is currently in conjunction with the Missouri State Water Patrol is conducting a death inv


KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW - FOX 14 TV Joplin and Pittsburg News Weather Sports |

Joplin's police union hopes new results from a study bring about change in attracting and retaining officers. The police union has released data from a study of ten other cities, based on population and calls to their police stations. The starting salary of a new Joplin Police Officer is about $8,00


PHS principal takes superintendent job

Parsons High School Principal Matthew Rogers has been hired as the new superintendent for Vermillion USD 380. "It's a new chapter in our lives," Rogers said of his family. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entir


Man pleads in residential burglary case

A Parsons man Monday pled no contest to residential burglary with intent to steal a firearm and theft. Shawn T. Blackburn, born in 1993, 3310 Mosher Road, was originally charged with residential burglary (intent to steal a firearm) and theft, both felonies, and theft and criminal damage, both misdem