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CORRECTION: Golf cart rentals at Neosho course

An article in Friday’s edition incorrectly reported the rental fees for carts at the Neosho Municipal Golf Course. The fees are $8 for nine holes and $16 for 18 holes.


Joplin teen behind bars after police serve search warrant

A teenager is behind bars after Joplin police serve a search warrant across from the high school. 17 year old Ryan Mace-Canterbury is being held in the Joplin city jail on charges of possessing drug paraphernalia, delivery of a controlled substance near a school and forgery.


Religious studies in public schools? One Missouri lawmaker wants high school Bible classes

JEFFERSON CITY • A state lawmaker who is a minister and dean of students at a southwest Missouri religious college wants public high school students to learn more about the Bible.


FBI and DOJ investigating Missouri prison where workers are accused of sexual assault

Federal agencies are investigating a western Missouri women’s prison where current and former workers have been accused of sexually assaulting inmates. Karen Backues Keil is one of four women who have sued over the alleged abuse at Chillicothe Correctional Center. But court documents filed this mont


Cannabis conundrum: Missouri banks already turning away marijuana-related businesses

ST CHARLES, Mo. — You work hard for your money, and when you put it in the bank you expect it to stay there. But what if your bank shut down your account with little to no warning?


Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates 70 years

An area business organization is celebrating a milestone. Members of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce gathered today at the Civic just off the square to celebrate 70 years in operation. Chamber Director of Communication, Ashley Siler, says the town has always been known as the "Flowerbox City" an


Man gets life for killing Missouri mom who made daughter fake illness

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a Missouri woman who forced her daughter to use a wheelchair and to have unnecessary medical tests so she could collect gifts and charitable donations.


Neosho native earns spot on Blue Angels flight team

NEOSHO, Mo. — After months of training, Neosho native Darby Versluis earned her Blue Angels crest on Feb. 7, joining the famed flight squadron as part of the support team. A petty officer second class, she will serve with other enlisted sailors and Marines, traveling with the pilots to events around


Man found in burning Missouri home had been reported missing

ST. LOUIS – Authorities say a man whose body was found last month in a burning St. Louis home had been missing since Christmas Eve. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that authorities identified the man Thursday as 26-year-old Chrishaun Hilliard. His body was found Jan. 17 in the back bedroom of th


Southeast Missouri could see severe weather Saturday; snow expected in far northwest Missouri (AUDIO)

The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis says strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday and Saturday night across parts of southeast Missouri. NWS meteorologist Melissa Byrd expects wind gusts of close to 40 miles per hour in places.


Teen arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, forgery

JOPLIN, Mo. - Around 1: 20 p.m. on Thursday, Joplin Detectives and Detectives with the Joplin Police Special Investigative Unit served a search warrant at 2212 South Grand. The home is located across the street from the Joplin High School campus.


Three Area Wrestlers Claim State Crowns

Area schools enjoyed success at the MSHSAA Wrestling Championships in Columbia last weekend, picking up three state titles, three second-place finishes, additional medals and a team trophy.


Missouri House passes bill to ignore mandatory sentencing laws

Mandatory sentencing: It provides clear directions for judges when they hand down punishment to convicted offenders. However, it has also been part of the reason for over-crowded prisons both in the Show-Me State and nationwide.


Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago. Federal prosecutors say Marsha Gail Coy, of St. Peters, received more than $230,000 in the scheme. She pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fr


A private school turns charter, 20 years after the first charter schools opened in Missouri

ST. LOUIS • At the Soulard School, students practice yoga to start their day. They leave their shoes off for math, English and science lessons. They raise chickens, learn to play the violin and make lunch for each other.


U.S., China trade war hits Missouri soybean farmers

CENTRALIA — New numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggest soybean farmers in mid-Missouri and elsewhere might be hurting this year. A graphic released by the USDA said total soybean exports for the 2018-19 marketing year are 13.5 million metric tons behind last year's pace. Expo


Missouri Hyperloop talk turns to motion sickness, comfort at high-speeds

With the feasibility of a high-speed Missouri Hyperloop route connecting Kansas City to St. Louis in about 30 minutes now established, the conversation has shifted tracks to ergonomics, said Diana Zhou.


How Bad is the Pennsylvania Bridge in Joplin

For the last two years the bridge on Pennsylvania in downtown Joplin has been in bad shape. It was built in 1929 to go over railroad tracks that led to the Frisco building. On Monday the city of Joplin was advised that the bridge must be closed indefinitely.


Joplin man to stand trial in stolen identities case

A Joplin man waived a preliminary hearing Thursday on charges of trafficking in stolen identities and forgery and was ordered to stand trial. Brandon M. Jones, 39, waived the hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court. Associate Judge Joe Hensley set the defendant's initial appearance in a trial divisio


Number of Hate Groups in Missouri Rises

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The number of hate groups in Missouri is growing. That's according to new numbers from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The nonprofit group found 24 hate groups in Missouri in 2018.