Joplin residents will have an opportunity to comment on a proposal that the city spend $4 million to renovate Joe Becker Stadium for use by an independent baseball team. A public hearing is scheduled during a meeting of the Joplin City Council at 6 p.m. Monday on the fifth floor of City Hall, 602 S. Main St.
Paul A. Moses entered a plea of not guilty Thursday in the 1984 murder of a 62-year-old Joplin widow named Frances Ramsey. Moses, 65, who recently was extradited to Missouri from California, entered the plea on a charge of first-degree murder during a video arraignment in Jasper County Circuit Court.
With more snow and single-digit temperatures in the forecast, local veterinarians and animal shelters are urging pet owners to protect their furry little friends from the elements. “People need to be really, really aware of how cold it actually is,” said Glenda Erwin, director of the Carthage Humane Society.
Jasper County sheriff’s officers who have been in a renovated building for a month will show off their new space to the public in an open house on Tuesday. The open house will follow a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting for sheriff’s offices in a county-owned former bank building just northwest of the courthouse.
A woman who led police on a pursuit Wednesday night through Joplin, culminating in crashes with a retaining wall and two patrol cars, has been charged with driving while intoxicated and could be facing other charges.
Neosho-Newton County Library Director Ginny Ray on Thursday said hours have been cut in Neosho and Seneca because of a $25,363 spending cut in the budget.
The employees of The Empire District Electric Co. will be honored for their safety record at 10 a.m. Friday at the utility’s Joplin Service Center, 931 East 4th St.
Pittsburg’s community and business leaders have a new tool created by an economic researcher that will give them a clearer picture of the area economy. It’s compiled by Michael Davidsson, a native of Iceland who works at Pittsburg State University as an assistant professor and economic researcher.
In Southeast Kansas, residents took advantage of warmer-than-normal weather on New Year’s Day to hike, fish, bike and join a “citizen science” project to gather data on bird species.
Ruth Taylor wasn’t going to let a few Braxton Hicks contractions deter her from finishing a five-kilometer race Wednesday. “I’m 26 days away from my due date, and I could only make it halfway up a hill before having a contraction,” said Taylor, of Neosho.