There will be a new public library and movie complex built in Joplin...just not in the same building. Representatives from master developer Wallace Bajjali told the Joplin City Council Monday that plans continue to build a library and theater at 20th and Connecticut. They'll just be two seperate projects. Joplin Interim City Manager Sam Anselm tells News Talk KZRG talks about splitting the projects began late last year.
"As we dug into the numbers and asked for supplemental information, we had some concerns. So we approached EDA (Economic Development Administration) about the prospect of splitting the two projects out. After some conversations with them, they gave us their blessing to go ahead and continue with the library portion. This gives Wallace Bajjali, their team, the green light to get moving forward on the theater portion. And then we can continue with our RFP process to get a consultant on board to help look at the library."
The City received a $20 million grant from the EDA for the new library.
Pittsburg Police were investigating a possible domestic disturbance Sunday night and ended up making two arrests on drug charges. Detective Ben Henderson tells News Talk KZRG Police were called to an apartment on North Broadway around 6pm Sunday.
"While investigating this disturbance, they observed items of illegal contraband within the residence and a subsequent search warrant was obtained. During the execution of the warrant, items of paraphernalia commonly associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine were located."
32-year-old Adam Venturella and 26-year-old April Lawrence, both of Pittsburg, were arrested for making controlled substances, conspiracy and possessing controlled substances and drug precursors. Lawrence was also arrested for domestic battery and battery against a law enforcement officer.
A judge has denied an appeal of the plea agreement made by the woman who when she was 15 killed nine-year-old Elizabeth Olten of St. Martins. Alyssa Bustamante is serving a sentence of life plus 30 years for murdering Olten, her neighbor, in 2009. She had asked a Cole County Judge to set aside the plea […]
Rich Peverley of the Dallas Stars, who has a history with heart issues, was removed from the bench Monday night after collapsing and play was stopped in the first period in their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.