“The fact that the administration knew it was unprepared to protect those serving in Benghazi from terrorist attacks is highly disturbing…”
The Quapaw Tribe and the Arkansas National Guard signed an agreement today toward protecting and enhancing sacred sites and other historical and cultural resources in the state of Arkansas, where the Quapaws lived for hundreds of years prior to Arkansas’ statehood.
Drivers are increasingly dodging potholes across much of Missouri, with the winter storms and roller-coaster temperatures to blame.
Those in the community seeking information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on families and businesses are encouraged to attend. Freeman will offer education on Missouri’s Health Insurance Marketplace, a mandate of the ACA. A team of Freeman employees will also be available to enroll participants in health insurance through the marketplace.
Lynette Olson, Pittsburg State University’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced the appointment of Lee Young as the university’s new associate vice president for enrollment management and student success.
Braidon Lantz is a high-energy, spunky 7-year-old with a knack for being the center of attention. But that’s thanks largely to specialized care and treatment that he recently received from pediatricians at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City as he recovered from illnesses brought on by a tick bite, his parents said.
Suspended Joplin attorney Dan Whitworth appeared last week in court in anticipation of indictment by a federal grand jury and was appointed legal counsel. Whitworth appeared Thursday in U.S. District Court in Springfield and requested appointment of a federal public defender to represent him in light of a financial inability to hire counsel.
Six candidates will vie for three general seats on the Joplin City Council in the April election, while two incumbents will compete for one of the zone seats. City Clerk Barbara Hogelin said Tuesday that a total of nine candidates were certified for the April 8 ballot. Five of those are incumbents. The filing period closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Two Joplin men convicted in separate incidents of disaster fraud related to the May 22, 2011, tornado on Monday were sentenced to two years in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution. Andy Eric Brownlee, 32, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes. to pay $2,750 in restitution, and Leslie Lynn Williams, 54, was ordered to pay $1,196 in restitution.
The Newton County Commission on Monday was putting final touches on a 2014 county budget with estimated spending of $9.6 million. That compares with spending of $9.4 million approved in the 2013 budget.