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Kansas man arrested in assault of woman outside Joplin restaurant

A Galena, Kansas, was arrested early Monday morning at his place of employment on charges stemming from an alleged assault of his girlfriend Friday night in the parking lot of a Joplin restaurant.


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Judge sends armed shoplifter to prison

A man accused of pulling a knife on an employee of the Vintage Stock store in Joplin when the employee tried to stop him in a 2018 shoplifting incident has been sent to prison for five years.


Boyfriend sought in beating and choking of Joplin woman

Joplin police are looking for a suspect in a domestic assault Sunday night that left a 33-year-old woman lying in the street, bruised and bleeding. Capt. Trevor Duncan of the Joplin Police Department said officers responded at 10:31 p.m. to a report of a disturbance in the vicinity of the intersecti


Judge grants felon probation on firearm conviction

A Jasper County judge granted a rural Joplin man a suspended sentence and probation Monday on a conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Circuit Judge Dean Dankelson assessed Joey D. Sumners, 40, a seven-year term at a sentencing hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court but suspended e


Court Log: Joplin Municipal Court

• Jason M. Garrett, 44, Joplin, was fined $181 for public consumption of alcoholic beverages. • Matthew D. Gordon, 48, Joplin, was fined $531 for vandalism. • Don E. Brown Jr., 55, Joplin, was fined $331 for public consumption of alcoholic beverages and possession of marijuana.


T-Storm chances picking up this evening

JOPLIN, Mo. - After we enjoyed a quiet weekend and a great Easter Sunday, we're beginning to see Mother Nature change our weather setup. We have our next cold front working into the area this afternoon and it will continue to do so this evening. On top of that, our strong upper-level low will contin


Council Discusses Resolution on Alcohol Sales

WEBB CITY, MO - A resolution that would allow alcoholic beverages at city sponsored events was brought to the Webb City Council meeting this evening. The proposal would allow the possibility a of beer garden to be set up for city sponsored events within city parks. Some of the requirements included


Wellness facility starts new outside workout class unique to the area

JOPLIN, Mo. - "It's unique, it's fun, it's a blast," says Cardio Drummer Chanda Cherry. Chanda wasn't doing much exercise during the week. "Just so much stuff going on... my work, my kid," she says. But then, she found out about Cardio Drumming at Joplin Nutrition.


More Road Construction Coming to 32nd Street

Joplin drivers beware that more road construction is headed your way in just a couple of months on one of the city’s busiest streets. On June 3rd, MoDOT crews will begin resurfacing 32nd Street between Main and 249. They’ll also be making improvements to three intersections. Those projects include n


Proposed Missouri bill would lessen chances of jail time for traffic tickets, failure to appear

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A former southwest Missouri police chief wants to cut the chances of getting arrested and going to jail over failure to appear for a traffic ticket. It's something that prompted State Representative Lane Roberts to start writing a bill. "It actually grows out of some conduct th


Wife of Missouri KKK Leader Admits Killing Her Husband

In 2017, the imperial wizard of a local Missouri KKK chapter was found shot to death — and now his wife has been sentenced to life in prison for his murder, PEOPLE confirms. Frank Ancona, 51, was the Lakewood, MO, based leader of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. After he went


[LIVE #JoplinNewsFirst] Joplin jewelry store burglary, police respond to business alarm at 5:36 AM

Cpl Trina Jones of the Joplin Police Department tells Joplin News First they responded to a "business alarm at 5:36 AM," Comeau Jewelry, 1936 S Rangeline."Detectives are on their way, [suspects] left the area in a vehicle." #joplinnewsfirst.


Rollout of medical marijuana in Missouri hits another pothole

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri’s fledgling medical marijuana program could be facing its second lawsuit after a company bidding to help run the initiative cried foul over the awarding of a contract to a competitor.


Columbia Elementary safe room still not safe as storm shelter

JOPLIN, Mo. - The safe room at Columbia Elementary in Joplin has been unusable since it was constructed, and now work to try and correct the issues, has come to a halt. The safe room at Columbia Elementary has been undergoing evaluation to determine how to keep it as a safe room for the school and t


Joplin Health Department food inspections (April 22)

The Joplin Globe publishes summaries of routine and follow-up inspections performed by the Joplin Health Department. Businesses that are inspected either pass or fail based on violations found during the time of inspection. Those violations fall into two categories:


Missouri teacher charged with hiring hitman to kill student, 10, who he allegedly molested: report

A Missouri teacher is accused of hiring a hitman to kill a 10-year-old boy he allegedly molested. Deonte Taylor, 36, and his boyfriend Michael Johnson, 66, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in a St. Louis court on Wednesday, KSDK reported.


Carterville taps Webb City water after large drop in town's water table

CARTERVILLE, Mo. — What caused Carterville’s water table to drop more than 100 feet within a 24-hour period remains a mystery. But Carterville is currently operating entirely with Webb City’s water system until the problem can be resolved. The switch over went into effect Friday night, after Carterv


As syphilis invades rural Missouri, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

When Karolyn Schrage first heard about the “dominoes gang” in the health clinic she runs in Joplin, Mo., she assumed it had to do with pizza. Turns out it was a group of men in their 60s and 70s who held a standing game night — which included sex with one another. They showed up at her clinic infect


NW Missouri woman hospitalized after her car runs over her ankle

GENTRY COUNTY — One person was injured in an accident just after 1:40p.m. Monday in Gentry County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2016 Nissan passenger vehicle driven by Deanna L. Hurkman, 51, Albany, was parking in the Dollar General parking lot in Albany. She left the car in reverse