JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eight years to the day after a devastating tornado killed 161 people and injured more than 1,100 others in Joplin, another big twister ripped through Missouri — this...
Tornado damage near Joplin, Missouri
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local):
Tornadoes have touched down near Joplin, Missouri, on the eighth...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas says a graduate's estate donated $1.4 million to support the university's library system and to provide needs-based scholarships.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 21-year-old Kansas man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a fatal robbery at a Joplin home in 2017.
Joplin man finds healing after rescuing dog
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Within a span of five years, Joplin native David DuRall II lost two of his closest friends.
The first was Nicky, his 11-year-old black Lab, who vanished without a trace on...
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The city of Joplin is discouraging homeowners from planting Bradford pear trees as the invasive variety begins to blossom downtown this spring.
New owner of former Girl Scout camp offers to sell
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The new owner of a former Girl Scout camp near Joplin has offered to sell part of the property to a group that fought to save the camp.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Katie Kilmer gently removed a frame from beehive No. 3, pulling it out to reveal a swarm of bees and a solid collection of both eggs and pollen in its cells.
Authorities identify 2 people who died in rollover crash
NEW ENGLAND, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified two people who died in a one-vehicle rollover about 3 miles west of New England, in Hettinger County.
NEW ENGLAND, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say two people died in a one-vehicle rollover about 3 miles west of New England, in Hettinger County.
The Highway Patrol says the driver, a 48-year-old...
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man who was driving during a police chase that started in Joplin and ended in Kansas has been sentenced to four years in prison.
State monitoring odor complaints in Joplin
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is monitoring five manufacturers in Joplin for odor levels after receiving continuing complaints from residents.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Southern State University student believes snails may be able to show the impact of mining cleanup efforts.
Cameron Priester, a MSSU senior, is studying the...
KCU Joplin to share research lab with Missouri Southern
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is planning to open a laboratory at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin to provide research opportunities to...
Missouri man sentenced to 5 years for abusing boy, 11
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — One of two Missouri men accused of subjecting an 11-year-old boy to grueling exercises and beatings has been sentenced to five years in prison.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — After years of helping the Stockton Lake area repopulate its osprey numbers by making nest boxes available for the large birds, Liberty Utilities-Empire District has turned its...
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — On a fall day in 2018, Eduardo Boom came close to making himself one of 22.
The former U.S. Army helicopter door gunner was ready to end his life.
Joplin settles lawsuit over panhandling ordinance
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The city of Joplin has settled a lawsuit filed by a homeless man over a panhandling restriction in the city.
Joplin day care operator sentenced for sham adoption scheme
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin day care operator who tried to arrange the illegal adoption of a baby left in her care has been sentenced to six years in prison without parole.
Missouri utility picks site for water-storage reservoir
DIAMOND, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri water utility has chosen a site in a southwestern county to build a water-storage reservoir to address a growing water shortage in the Joplin region.
Suspect in Missouri killing arrested in Washington state
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in a southwest Missouri killing has been arrested in Washington state.
Police in Joplin, Missouri, said in a Facebook post that U.S. Marshals took 33-year-old Michael Osborne into custody Wednesday night. He's charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Shawn Rockers.
Judge denies motion in panhandling case in Joplin
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a motion to prevent the city of Joplin from enforcing restrictions on panhandling until a lawsuit is resolved.
U.S. District Judge Douglas Harpool on Monday denied a motion arising from a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union filed on behalf of Christopher Snyder , a homeless man who was arrested for panhandling last year in Joplin.
Man pleads guilty in abuse death of then-girlfriend’s son
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the abuse death of his then-girlfriend's 3-year-old son in southwest Missouri.
Warrant issued for suspect in southwest Missouri killing
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a suspect in a southwest Missouri killing.
The Joplin Globe reports that police have issued an arrest warrant for 33-year-old Michael Osborne, of Joplin.
He is suspected in the death of 27-year-old Shawn Rockers, who was assaulted and found Friday night in a Joplin roadway. Rockers died later at a hospital.
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Missouri communities get involved in bicentennial event
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Organizers of Missouri's bicentennial celebration are asking communities to contribute to a quilt and a photography project two years ahead of the event.
Search for Oklahoma girls remains circling back to early tip
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Investigators are re-examining a tip from 19 years ago in the case of two abducted Oklahoma teenagers who are presumed dead.
Texas city settles suit filed by former Joplin city manager
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Houston-area city has agreed to pay $145,000 to settle a free-speech lawsuit with its former city manager who took the job after he was fired from the southwest Missouri city of Joplin after a deadly tornado.
Prices rise as the minimum wage increases in several states
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — At Granny Shaffer's restaurant in Joplin, Missouri, owner Mike Wiggins is reprinting the menus to reflect the 5, 10 or 20 cents added to each item.
A two-egg breakfast will cost an extra dime, at $7.39. The price of a three-piece fried chicken dinner will go up 20 cents, to $8.78. The reason: Missouri's minimum wage is rising.
Panhandling suit proceeds even after city ditches ordinance
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a southwestern Missouri city's request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging panhandling restrictions that the city has since scrapped.
Route 66 group starts online social media campaign
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A group associated with Route 66 is hoping to attract younger people to the Mother Road through an online campaign.
Local historian walks in ‘footsteps’ of his grandfather
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — When the whistles sounded, James Gregg Kelly went "over the top," and from his trench charged across a desolate wasteland scarred by craters, tangles of barbed wire, and dead and dying men.
Man acquitted of fraud in Joplin tornado cleanup
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A businessman has been acquitted of defrauding the federal government out of $3 million in disaster recovery money after a massive tornado ripped through Joplin in 2011.
17-year-old suspect in Louisiana killing caught in Missouri
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old who is a suspect in a Louisiana killing has been arrested in southwest Missouri.
The Joplin Globe reports that the teen was spotted Wednesday walking in a Joplin neighborhood and was arrested. He faces one count of second-degree murder in the Nov. 24 shooting death of 27-year-old Deshaun Cook at an apartment complex in Monroe, Louisiana.
Police there suspected the teen was in Joplin and asked for help finding him.
Joplin man sentenced for abusing his 8-week-old child
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the abuse of his 8-week-old son that left the child legally blind and unable to eat or drink.
Man sentenced to life in prison in killing of ex-girlfriend
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his girlfriend after she told him she no longer wanted him in her life.
US Senate bill would designate Route 66 as historic trail
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri and Kansas supporters are optimistic that the iconic Route 66 is on the road to becoming part of a National Historic Trail.
Southwestern Missouri man convicted of killing former lover
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a woman who jilted him.
The Joplin Globe reports that jurors on Thursday found 39-year-old James Henneha guilty in the 2016 strangulation death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford of Joplin.
Joplin man spends 5 decades searching for biological family
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — During the summer of 1961, 29-year-old Olimpia Rea, heavy with child, traveled 77 miles from her home in Arpino, Italy, to Rome. Deep within a rust-colored orphanage, not far from the Colosseum, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Missouri man pleads guilty in Oklahoma pipe bomb case
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say a Missouri man has pleaded guilty to having a pipe bomb at his former apartment in northeastern Oklahoma.
Officials say 36-year-old Richard Cole of Joplin, Missouri, pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count of possession of an unregistered destructive device.
Man who was shot, wounded by police charged with 6 felonies
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A suspect who was shot and wounded by a Joplin police officer has been charged with six felonies.
2 Missouri students hurt in Illinois crash file lawsuit
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri Southern State University students who were injured in an Illinois traffic crash that left four dead have filed a lawsuit.
Joplin Uber driver reports being raped by customer
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Joplin police are investigating an Uber driver's report that she was raped by a customer.
Capt. Trevor Duncan says police learned of the attack when the 50-year-old woman sought treatment Sunday at a Joplin hospital.
Joplin couple accuse Uber driver of sexual assault
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A former Uber driver is charged with crawling into bed with a Missouri couple and sexually assaulting the woman after giving them a ride home from a bar.
FE MA issues final denial of Joplin district’s appeals
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Federal officials have issued final denials of appeals by the Joplin School District for $67 million in reimbursements from the 2011 tornado that devastated the city.
Ron Lankford, the school's district interim chief financial officer, says district preparations will mean the financial impact from the denial is significantly less than $67 million.
Family sues truck driver, employer in Missouri girl’s death
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of an 8-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer as she crossed a southwest Missouri road to board a school bus have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.