A suspect in a string of burglaries has been apprehended and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says approximately 40 people found items stolen from them in a string of burglaries of storage units that took place last year.
The Sarcoxie School District has stopped using its official Facebook page because the page has “become a forum for negativity,” according to Superintendent Keith Goddard.
The man accused of kidnapping and killing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton in Golden City last September was bound over for trial after waiving his preliminary hearing Tuesday before Barton County Judge Charles Curless.
For the second time in three months, former Sarcoxie School Board member John Lewis pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing child pornography in a plea deal that would limit his term in a federal prison to two years without parole.
A former principal of Royal Heights Elementary School in Joplin has sued the district’s assistant superintendent over allegations that she cost him his job as principal, according to a lawsuit filed in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Within a five-day period last year, both Shanae Estes and her husband say, they lost their jobs. Then, in early December, they lost their home. Without friends or relatives to turn to, they began searching for a place to stay with their six children.
Citing fear that Jeffrey Bruner might come after her if he makes bail on his murder charges, Dawn Bruner has obtained a court order of protection. A family court judge granted Dawn Bruner an ex parte order of protection a week ago, on the same day that she testified at her husband’s preliminary hearing.
To Taylor Shanks, a recent proposal to boost state funding for higher education institutions sounds like a good investment. “Education costs have gone up a lot in the past few years,” the Missouri Southern State University junior said. “Education is important. If we don’t stay competitive on a local or national scale, we can’t keep up in the global marketplace.”
Long-standing plans for a south substation for the Carthage Fire Department moved a step closer on Tuesday when the Carthage City Council advanced measures to acquire land for the station.
Days after an airplane landed at the wrong airport in southwest Missouri, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill led an oversight hearing to examine mismanagement and program failures in an $859 million contract to train air traffic controllers.