Contractor pours safe room at own home
A local contractor makes sure his family is safe and sound when the next storm comes through. Jake Mayberry of Joplin began pouring a safe room at his home today.  The safe room features the same Insulated Concrete Forms that will be discussed at this weekend’s Rebuild Joplin Strong conference... 
Louisiana church brings help to Joplin church
Peace Lutheran Church is now operating out of Bethany Presbyterian Church after they lost their building on 20th and Wisconsin in the May 22 tornado. Members of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church from Slidell, Louisiana drove 12 hours to lend a helping hand.  They came with kind words of advice, tools,... 
Escaped inmate considered armed and dangerous
News release issued by Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office On the morning of 7-8-2011 at approx. 0940 Hours Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department Corrections officers were escorting several inmates from the Ottawa County Courthouse back to the Ottawa County Jail. Inmate Herman Daniel Jones DOB: 11-25-1988,... 
Empire Electric announces temporary assistance fund
News release issued by Empire District Electric Company JOPLIN, MO – July 8, 2011 – The Empire District Electric Company announces a Temporary Electric Energy Assistance Fund has been established to help customers. In making the announcement, Martin Penning, vice president – commercial operations,... 
Rape case overturned - former assistant prosecutor accused of misconduct
A Crawford County, Kansas rape case is overturned and a former assistant prosecutor is accused of misconduct.   The state supreme court issued the ruling today in the case of James Simmons, who was accused of rape back in 2006. Simmons said the sex was consensual but was convicted after a jury trial... 
Business Recovery Expo hosted by Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
Local businesses filed into the Holiday Inn hotel today for the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Business Recovery Expo. The goal of the event was to provide resources for the Joplin business community in one place. All available business resources were invited to provide information vital to helping... 
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