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Joplin man to stand trial on stolen identities, vehicle tampering charges

A Joplin man waived preliminary hearings Wednesday on charges of trafficking in stolen identities, possession of a controlled substance and vehicle tampering. Colby M. Enochs, 27, waived the hearings in Jasper County Circuit Court and was ordered to stand trial on single counts of trafficking in sto


Wife declines to testify against husband in Joplin domestic assault case

A Joplin man's felony domestic assault charge was dismissed Wednesday because of his wife no longer cooperating with prosecution of the case, according to the Jasper County prosecutor's office.


Missouri lawmakers consider ending mandatory vehicle inspections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A proposal currently moving through the Missouri legislature would do away with mandatory vehicle inspections. Currently, state law requires mechanical inspections every other year once the vehicle is five years old. The sponsor of the bill wants to get rid of the in


Walmart to host Baby Savings Day

JOPLIN, Mo. (WFLA) - From car seats, to sippy cups, to diaper bags and pacifiers there's a lot that goes into a new baby. Now, Walmart is having a day to help new parents out. Walmart is hosting Baby Savings Day this Saturday, February 23rd from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Walmart stores from across


90 year old bridge fails inspection in downtown Joplin, closed indefinitely

◽️ Built in 1929, it's been deteriorating looking at annual inspections. ◽️ $2.3 million to replace it according to estimates. ◽️ Gov Parsons was in Joplin Feb 1 talking about replacing 250 bridges across the state, but we couldn't fin.


Kansas man hit, killed by Jeep while riding a bicycle

CHEROKEE COUNTY— One person died in an accident just after 9p.m. Wednesday in Cherokee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a Jeep Commander driven by Russell, Julissa Russell, 50, Rincon, GA., was westbound on Kansas 66 one mile west of Galena.


Defendant in Jasper County arson case waives hearing

A Joplin man suspected of torching a residence he co-owned near Carl Junction waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday and was ordered to stand trial. Richard D. Porter, 43, waived the hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court on a charge of second-degree arson. Associate Judge Joe Hensley set the defend


Building official to propose adoption of updated code

Adoption of an updated version of the building code will be considered soon in Joplin. The city's chief building inspector, Bryan Wicklund, told the City Council at an informal meeting Tuesday night that he will ask the panel at a meeting next month to approve adoption of the 2018 version of the cod


Police, firefighters compete in fundraiser for Bright Futures Joplin

The upcoming Guns and Hoses fundraiser will see members of the Joplin Police Department and the Joplin Fire Department face off on the basketball court to raise money for Bright Futures Joplin.


UPDATE: Bicyclist Killed in Crash Identified

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ks. - UPDATE: A Galena man is dead after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Cherokee County. The Kansas State Highway Patrol says the incident happened around 7 P.M. Wednesday.


Victim identified in fatal crash west of Galena

A man from Galena was killed in a crash just west of Galena Wednesday evening. The Kansas Highway Patrol says around 7 p.m., 47-year-old David Furry was crossing Route 66 south to north on a bicycle when he was hit by a car traveling westbound near mile marker 2. That driver was 50-year-old Julissa


Webb City man's assault case dismissed

The Jasper County prosecutor's office dismissed a felony assault charge Wednesday that a Webb City man was facing because the victim no longer wished to pursue prosecution of the case.


CBCO low on donations after illness and weather causes blood drive cancellations

Blood donations are low after winter weather and illness has led to many blood drive cancellations. The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has lost hundreds of donations recently. On a typical day, the center gets around 200 blood donations. But, in the past two weeks there has been 3 times that m


Marijuana brick worth $3K found in Missouri donation bin

SPRINGFIELD, MO (AP) -- Big Brothers Big Sisters is hoping that some good can come from the cellophane-wrapped marijuana brick that was dropped in a Springfield donation bin. The Springfield News-Leader reports that responding officers estimated that the pot had a street value of $3,000. Big Brother


Wheaton Girls Basketball Advances to Class 2, District 12 Final

WEBB CITY, MO - Wheaton Girls Basketball is on to the Class 2, District 12 Final after knocking off Purdy 59-40 on Wednesday night. Wheaton will face College Heights in the finals on Saturday.


Nearly $1 billion worth of unclaimed property waiting to be retrieved in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- "We have over $50,000 worth of gold coins, just in this area right here. This is a one dollar bill from 1862," said Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick describing new unclaimed items found in the last year.


Missouri residents may see smaller tax refunds this season

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Several Missouri tax payers have reached out with complaints that their tax refunds from the State of Missouri are taking longer to reach them. Others are asking why the amount of the refund is less than years past.


Fire destroys Missouri home where homicide had been reported

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a Springfield home where a homicide was reported earlier this month. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 45-year-old David Edwards was found stabbed to death on Feb. 1 in the home where the blaze started Monday. No arrests h


Police arrest man in Missouri crash

A man wanted in Missouri on a charge tied to a hit-and-run earlier this month that killed a woman was arrested Tuesday in Arkansas, according to authorities. Zachary Davis, 23, is accused of fleeing the scene of a Feb. 4 crash along Missouri 53 near Poplar Bluff that killed Wendy Dumas, said Mark Do


Joplin group joins Moms Demand Action advocates at Capitol to lobby for gun restriction

A group of Joplin moms from the local group of Moms Demand Action on Tuesday joined more than 400 other people in Jefferson City to advocate for gun reform measures relating to domestic violence as part of the annual Moms Demand Action Advocacy Day.