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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Planned Parenthood and the state's Attorney General's office continue to battle in federal court over new regulations of ... as the only two Missouri cities where the procedure is legally available, while blocking medication abortions at clinics in Joplin, Springfield and Columbia.
JOPLIN, Mo. - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the city of Joplin for limiting panhandling. The ACLU lawsuit claims the city ordinance violates first amendment free speech rights. The city council had approved a measure in February that restricts panhandling within 150 feet of busy intersections ...

JOPLIN, MO. - After an entire year of planning and preparing the Empire Market in Joplin is finally open. In just thirty minutes the market was packed with 300 people. Vendors were selling anything from handcrafted purses to photography to smoke meats. Liberty Utilities Empire District was on hand giving ...
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing a city in southwest Missouri of having a panhandling ordinance that interferes with free speech. The ACLU of Missouri filed a lawsuit against Joplin Thursday on behalf of Christopher Snyder, a homeless man, the Joplin Globe reported .
... expunged from his record and he plans to run for the council again in 2020. ___. Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Missouri ...
Joplin police said Donald D. Kidwell III, 38, of Galena, Kansas, died of his injuries at Mercy Hospital Joplin, where he was taken after the crash at 8:54 p.m. ... Both drivers sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 96, about 3 miles south of Miller in ...

A Galena, Kansas, man whose pickup truck struck a traffic control box Thursday morning on Murphy Boulevard in Joplin was pronounced dead a short time later at ... Trevor Duncan of the Joplin Police Department said Brian R. Taylor, 54, died following the single-vehicle accident at Murphy Boulevard and ...
JOPLIN, MO. - A Joplin man died after firefighters removed him from his burning home. Shortly after six p.m. Friday, the Joplin Fire Department responded to a house fire on 2902 McConnell. Firefighters found a home with heavy fire coming from the front of the home. Crews were told there was a person still ...
A rural Joplin man has been appointed by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to the Missouri Ethics Commission, pending Senate approval. Bill Birkes is retired from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., where he worked as an Information Specialist and Financial Analyst, according to an announcement Greitens ...
Joplin's amount, which will equate to 25 housing vouchers, was the largest given to any housing authority in Missouri. ... Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. ... A new veterans clinic, to be located at 3015 S. Connecticut Ave. in Joplin, will operate in conjunction with a Springfield clinic that is currently under construction.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' lawyers have asked state lawmakers to delay releasing the results of their investigation into the Republican governor as a related criminal trial plays out over allegations that he took a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he ...
The body of a man from southwest Missouri who allegedly tried to evade a Seneca police officer by swimming across Shoal Creek was recovered Monday. Matthew Putnam, 43, of Joplin, was pulled from the water by dive teams. Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings said the officer attempted to initiate a ...
Musser, 55, of Joplin, is the coordinator of student disability services at Missouri Southern State University. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary and early childhood education, master's degrees in guidance and counseling, and educational administration, and an education specialist degree in ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House on Tuesday passed a bill that would ban most abortions after a fetus is 20 weeks old, an effort that supporters say is aimed at preventing the procedure at a time in which they believe fetuses can feel pain. House members voted 117-31 for the legislation ...
The tree would never fully recuperate from the storm's destruction, although it continued to be a symbol for thousands of Joplin-area residents affected by the storm. The Joplin Memorial Run even took notice, having recently unveiled T-shirts and finisher medals for the 2018 races that prominently feature ...
JOPLIN, MO. - The Southwest Missouri D.W.I. task force took 20 impaired drivers off the road this weekend. One of the arrests started with a short vehicle pursuit for about 10 blocks. The driver then decided to run on foot for a few blocks in the area of Michigan Street. Officers chased him down and he was ...
Many of the early settlers in Southwest Missouri later moved to Kansas. If your ancestors were among that group, become familiar with a website KSGenWeb Digital Library located at The site has several databases and scanned images that will be helpful in your search of ...

JOPLIN, MO. - Joplin City leaders will discuss demolishing a few homes in the city at this weeks council meeting. Three houses are on the agenda. The first is located at 312 North Schifferdecker Avenue, the second at 1109 South Indiana Avenue. The third house is at 2004 North Park. To demolish the three ...
Joplin is among 10 Missouri cities hosting the torch run this year. The torch run will culminate with the opening ceremony on July 20 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. The Show-Me State Games offer more than 40 events for all ages and ability levels in an Olympics-style sports festival. The 2018 games will ...
The closings of U.S.-based Toys R Us and Babies R Us could mean the loss of more than 30 jobs in Joplin. An employee of the Joplin store in the North Point Shopping Center at Seventh Street and Range Line Road on Thursday referred questions to the company's corporate operations, but confirmed as ...
He said he has contacted the entire congressional delegation from Southwest Missouri — Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., as well as Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., to express his opposition to the proposal. Scheurich said he has gotten response from some, which he said has largely ...
A 29-year-old woman was treated at a Joplin hospital for a wound not deemed life-threatening after a shooting about 7 p.m. Wednesday outside her home on South Picher Avenue. Kendra D. Williams reported that she was outside her residence when she heard a loud noise and suddenly realized that she ...
Jeff Hicks, owner of JT Naturals, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to misrepresenting the ingredients of and tests done on dietary supplements his company manufactured and sold to various retail stores. According to a plea agreement, Hicks admitted to ...
Although only students will be allowed to participate in the walkout held on school grounds, a separate event planned for March 24 will be held on Main Street in Joplin. The Green Alliance of Southwest Missouri and local representatives of Moms Demand Action will hold a march from 1 to 3 p.m that day, ...
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Lacy Radcliff, of Joplin, is currently listed as a missing person, according to the Joplin Police Department. Radcliff was last seen Sunday in the area of 101 N. Range Line in Joplin, Missouri. She was last seen wearing a blue and green tie-dyed shirt, dark blue jeans, a black and red jacket ...
A proposed site plan for a Menards store was approved Monday by the Joplin Planning and Zoning Commission. The location is in the Silver Creek ... According to its website, it has 300 stores in 14 states, including Missouri and Kansas, that employ 45,000 workers. There are 16 stores in Missouri; the ...
Preliminary plans have been submitted for a possible new Menards store in Joplin. The hardware store would be near Cracker Barrel, near Interstate 44. Some Four Staters say this is great news for Joplin, but say the City has enough big box hardware stores. Cecil Goddard lives about 12 miles north of ...


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