Joplin church celebrates reopening following 2011 tornado
Members of a Catholic parish in Joplin that had its church, rectory and elementary school destroyed in a May 2011 tornado have celebrated Mass at their new church for the first time.
The Joplin Globe reports hundreds of residents on Wednesday packed the new St. Mary's Catholic Church for a dedication service and its first Mass. The service was led by the Most Rev. James Johnston, ...
Sex offender arrested after posing as Santa Claus in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a sex offender has been arrested after performing as Santa Claus for Kansas City area children.
The Jackson County Sheriff's said in a news release Thursday that the 50-year-old man faces a charge of failing to register as a sex offender for not reporting his employment. The man was booked into jail Wednesday and bond was set at $20,000.
Police remove 8,000 counterfeit DVDs from Laclede County home
Eight thousand counterfeit DVDs with ties to Hong Kong were found in a Laclede County home.
Law enforcement say a man and a woman were running a counterfeit operation in their home. They are accused of buying knockoff DVDs from China, then trying to sell them.
The sheriff's department along with other state and federal agencies, including Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection took thousands ...
Regal Beloit plant nears complete closure
A large Springfield manufacturer will soon be closing its doors. The Regal Beloit plant on east Sunshine has an emptier parking lot than in the past, and it will soon be vacant.
"They have let folks go out in segments, in groups, of people coming out. There will be another group coming out this Friday, tomorrow," says Cynthia Collins, Missouri Career Center business service representative.
When Regal ...
Jury convicts man of sexual assault for 2nd time this year
A Greene County jury convicted Lester Erby, 37, of Springfield for sexually assaulting a woman in her home in July 2012. The trial that ended Wednesday is the second time in six months that Erby was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman.
Trial this week for assault in July 2012
The victim met Erby a few months prior, and they had been in an intimate relationship for ...
Dense fog likely tonight
No snow tonight but fog could be a real problem for drivers. Clear up any forecast fog by getting the complete outlook in our forecast. ...