Today's Joplin Globe featured a report on the Webb City Council's decision to hire Joplin Police Detective Carl Francis as the city's police chief. This is a major blow to the Joplin Police Department, since Francis was scheduled to serve as Joplin's interim police chief until a replacement for Kevin Lindsey can be hired.
Therefore, it was no surprise that the Globe covered this story. What was surprising is that everyone and his sister had the story before the region's leading news source.
The 10 p.m. news on KOAM, KODE, and KSNF Thursday night all carried the story on Thursday night, while Michelle Pippin had the information for the Joplin Daily on Friday.
At the least, the Globe could have posted something on its website Friday after the story was broken by the broadcast media Thursday night. Don't the Globe editors pay attention to their competitors?