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“How to Protect Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud” Workshop

Contractor Fraud Protection Workshop
A non-profit group called “The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud” held a workshop tonight in Joplin at College Heights Christian Church. It’s called “How to Protect Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud”. The meeting was so homeowners could ask questions and learn about protecting themselves from contractor frauds, when rebuilding. Members... 

Nixon announces $122 million for housing needs

Reported July 19, 2011 at 5:35 PM CST by Angela Greenwood:  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced this morning that $122 million in funding could be made available for the construction and rehabilitation of homes in both Joplin and Duquesne in an effort to help residents, as well as these community’s population. “As I’ve said from day one I am committed to rebuilding this community... 

Search continues for Pittsburg man at Beaver Lake

Missing Swimmer
Updated July 19, 2011 at 4:34 PM CST The search for a 19 year old Pittsburg man continues.  Tyler Jeck has been missing since July 16 when he dove from a boat into Beaver Lake in Arkansas. Jeck graduated from St. Mary’s Colgan in Pittsburg in May 2010.  Sports were a passion of his as he played football, basketball and baseball.  His senior year he played pitcher for the team- when... 
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Joplin School District to lease Memorial Hall for band and athletics

_Memorial Hall
Joplin’s Memorial Hall will be leased to the Joplin School District for high-school band members and athletes to use as a place to practice. City council members passed the vote unanimously. The bill is passed and Joplin’s Memorial Hall will no longer be the home to concerts or events at least for the next three years. Instead, it will now be home to some Joplin High School students. “We... 

Keeping tabs on registered sex offenders

Sex Offenders
Registered sex offender websites: FBI list of state Sex Offender Registry sites United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website Missouri State Highway Patrol Sex Offender Registry Newton County Sheriff’s Office Registered Sex Offenders Family Watchdog In an ever-changing population and landscape in Jasper County local law enforcement aims to keep track of registered... 

Get those construction permits and plans approved

Construction Permits
Joplin business owners can start demolition and building on their facilities as long as they follow a few rules and get inspected. Sharps Import Automotive is nothing but a slab of concrete today but owners hope to rebuild and be back in business and that means working with the city to get permits approved. “We are working with the building permit department to bring up electrical codes, plumbing... 
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