The Obama administration expressed growing concern Friday over Russian intentions in Ukraine, with Secretary of State John Kerry delivering a blunt warning to Moscow against military moves in the country’s southern Crimea region that could further inflame tensions.
A judge found probable cause Thursday for a Nevada, Mo., woman to stand trial on charges that she promised to give two Joplin men a car if they helped her snatch her 1-year-old daughter from the custody of the girl’s father at gunpoint. The Jasper County prosecutor’s office filed five new felony counts against Elise D. Deboutez, 27, at a preliminary hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin.
Winter just won’t let go. A quick-moving storm will bring a wintry mix of precipitation to the Joplin area this morning that includes light snow, sleet and freezing rain, according to the National Weather Service. That will be followed by a stronger winter storm that is expected to start Saturday night and continue into early Monday.
By this time next year, there should be in place a set of voluntary practices designed to reduce the amount of pollution flowing into waterways in the Spring River watershed of Southwest Missouri. For many area residents, the efforts will affect water they may swim or wade in or catch fish from in the summertime. For others, like residents of Joplin and Lamar, surface water is the primary source of community drinking water.