It's a 24-hour news cycle these days, and the Joplin Globe is still considered to be the leading news source in this area, but for the second time in the past week, the Globe has been the last among area news sources to cover a major story involving Joplin.
This time, it was the arraignment of Thomas White, the 13-year-old Memorial Middle School shooter. The shooting was an incident that has been deeply felt in this community, but the Globe was behind the local television stations and the Joplin Daily in getting this information to the public. As far as I could tell, the newspaper never even put a bulletin on its website.
The same thing happened last week when Detective Carl Francis, who had been slated to serve as Joplin's interim police chief when Kevin Lindsey leaves early next month, was named Webb City police chief.
The Joplin Daily, Webb City Sentinel and the police stations beat the Globe to the punch on that one.