It appears the Joplin Globe must have been short on reporters Monday or there was a lot of news going on (something that is not evident from its website).
The Globe, led by Jeff Lehr and Derek Spellman, has been right on top of the coverage of these McDonald County and Newton County church ritual sex cases, but not this morning.
The coverage of Monday's preliminary hearing in Newton County Circuit Court of Granby church leader George Otis Johnston was written by "AP and staff reports." Normally, the "By Staff Reports" means the staff did not have anything to do with it. In this case, it means the Globe sprinkled in information from its previous articles with AP reporter Marcus Kabel's coverage of Monday's preliminary hearing. It is surprising the Globe did not find some way to staff what has been a major news story over the past several weeks.