Austin Peterson

Audio: Missouri candidate receives death threats for gun device giveaway

(Missourinet) – Missouri Republican U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen says he’s received several death threats since announcing a giveaway of a machine that makes unserialized guns. During a podcast on Missourinet affiliate KZRG in Joplin, Petersen says the threats made on social media include hoping he gets shot in the face and his head blown […]

Young Dove Hunter

Missouri Department of Conservation offering mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters

The Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Forever, the Missouri Prairie Foundation, The Conservation Federation of Missouri, and private landowners,  will provide mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters on 10 fields primarily located on private land across the state. Hunt locations will be in or near Chillicothe, Joplin, […]

U.S. Attorney Timothy Garrison (right) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ami Harshad Miller (left) present the award to Detectives Larry Roller and Charles Root.

Two Joplin detectives honored for work on behalf of child victims

Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, presented the annual Crystal Kipper & Ali Kemp Memorial Award to two detectives in the Joplin, Mo., Police Department in recognition of their valued contributions to investigating and prosecuting those who prey upon children. Detective Charles Root, Jr., is also an FBI task […]

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Audio: Southwest MO lawmaker discusses his refusal to sign special session petition

Joplin State Rep. Bill White did not sign a petition to call the Missouri Legislature in for a special session to consider impeaching Governor Greitens. Despite White’s opposition, enough signatures have been gathered to begin one on May 18.     Lawmakers will consider allegations that Greitens took and transmitted an unauthorized nude photo of […]

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Audio: Missouri man arrested for firing high-power rifle in yard; states he’s within his rights

A Joplin man in southwest Missouri says he’s within his rights for firing between 10 and 20 shots from a high-power rifle in his front yard on Tuesday afternoon. Police Captain Trevor Duncan tells Missourinet affiliate KZRG in Joplin that shooting within city limits is illegal.     Joplin Police Captain Trevor Duncan says 31-year-old […]

March For Our Lives

Audio: Eight Missouri cities join in marches against gun violence in schools

Thousands are expected to march Saturday, March 24 in eight Missouri cities to demand an end to gun violence in schools. Kim Westerman with the St. Louis chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America tells Missourinet the marches have been organized in response to last month’s deadly Florida school shooting.     […]

NCMC men lose second half lead, fall in Region 16 semifinals, 96-90 to St. Louis

North Central Missouri College, in Friday night’s Region 16 semifinals in Joplin, was in position to end a long postseason drought, leading #2 seed St. Louis at halftime, 41-35.  However, the Archers blitzed the nets at Ozark Christian College in Joplin after the break, scoring 61 points and rallying for a 96-90 win over the […]

NCMC Lady Pirates beat Wentworth, advance to region semifinal vs. St. Louis

The North Central Missouri College women's basketball team will get a chance to knock off #1 seed St. Louis Community College, playing the Archers at 1 o'clock on Friday afternoon in a Region 16 semifinal at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri.  NCMC advanced to the semifinal round with a 76-50 win over Wentworth Military […]