News to Know (10/8/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

JOPLIN, Mo. – A natural gas leak forces emergency crews in Joplin to block off and evacuate a city street. Things are under control now. But on Wednesday Joplin Avenue, between 12th and 16th streets, were shut down while crews plugged a gas leak. Spire Natural Gas says the leak was caused by a third party, not a spire crew. Residents have been allowed to return to their homes. Spire officials say crews will be going through the neighborhoods to see if any customers need assistance. Residents return to homes after a gas leak in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. – Freeman Health officials on Thursday unveiled their newly expanded sleep center. The center was expanded to include two more sleep study laboratory beds and the other study rooms were renovated. Officials say the expansion will allow for better collaboration with the daytime sleep medicine clinic and the overnight sleep testing team. Freeman unveils expanded Sleep Center

JOPLIN, Mo. – October is National Arts and Humanities month and yesterday the city of Joplin celebrated with the First Thursday Artwalk. At the artwalk Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley proclaimed the month, Arts and Humanities Month, annually for Joplin. As usual the artwalk also featured plenty of art, food, and fun. Proclamation of October as National Arts & Humanities Month in Joplin at Spiva Park – October 5, 2017

JOPLIN, Mo. – Folks in Joplin will have a chance to learn some of the city’s history. The Dream Theatre Company is hosting historic ghost tours. The company says the tours feature interactive and theatrical exhibits about the history and true crime of the area. Historic Ghost Tours: learn Joplin history in a unique way

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