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The Carthage Press
Updated at 8:38 AM

U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. It was the latest sign that the U.S. economy is further strengthening and outpacing other major economies around the world.

Updated at 8:33 AM

Ronald E. Downs, 68, Webb City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at his home after a lengthy illness.

Updated at 8:33 AM

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that jobs were up by 295,000 in February, the 12th consecutive month the economy has added more than 200,000 jobs. The unemployment rate also fell to 5.5 percent, the lowest it has been since May...

Updated at 8:31 AM

The "Eggs and Issues" series of public meetings with state lawmakers from Southwest Missouri continues next week with its second meeting of the legislative session in Webb City.

Updated at 8:28 AM

The 8th Annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 21 at Joplin was a splashing success, raising $14,000.

Updated at 8:26 AM

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case filed by Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams challenging Gov. Tom Wolf’s so-called “moratorium” on executions.

Updated at 8:25 AM

Bright Futures Carthage coordinator Anne Elliff was presented a check from McCune-Brooks Health Care Foundation representatives Beth Simmons and Shala Rogler on Tuesday.

Updated at 8:16 AM

Last year’s biggest hit, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," comes to home video this week, along with Oscar nominee "Foxcatcher."

Updated at 8:09 AM

March is National Nutrition Month, and it’s a great time to examine your eating habits and make sure your eating habits are keeping you healthy and happy. Enlist some help from some handy apps that can help you track what you’re putting into your...

Posted at 5:15 AM

  When you plan to build a barn, it may be intended to serve one or more purposes -- to shelter your livestock; to act as a...

Posted at 1:01 AM

One of the most striking stars in the entire night sky, visible to unaided eyes, has to be fiery red Betelgeuse.

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