Sunday, April 23, 2017

Man threatening to bring semi-automatic rifle to Mercy, Tawnya Bach, Debbie Fort top Turner Report/Inside Joplin posts

The arrest of a Joplin man for threatening to bring a semi-automatic rifle to Mercy Hospital and shoot people received more visitors than any other Inside Joplin post this week, while a pair of completely different stories topped the charts on the Turner Report.

I have learned over the years that my attempts at humor can be polarizing and it wasn't any different this week when I noticed a play on words on the KOAM noon news involving attempts to legalize marijuana. I wrote about it, tongue completely in cheek. While it did not receive many negative comments on the blog, my Facebook page featured comments from a reader who claimed I was damaging Tawyna Bach's career. I enjoy watching Ms. Bach and Michael Hayslip on the noon news and I am sure they will do just fine.

The other post that received heavy enough traffic to reach the top of the list was my tribute to former Joplin R-8 Board of Education member Debbie Fort, who has many supporters, but also has one or two people who have made a habit of submitting venomous comments every time her name is mentioned.

The lists of top posts is featured below, including links:

The Turner Report

1. Tawnya Bach and the KOAM "drug scandal"

2. Thank you, Debbie Fort

3. Dispute in election of president, vice president highlights first meeting of new Joplin R-8 Board

4. Federal complaint charges Ron Richard with fraud

5. Billy Long: No town hall meetings in seven years, four trips to Vegas in three months

6. Neosho businessman wants more time to prepare for sentencing on child porn charge

7. Joplin man pleads guilty to federal firearms charge

8. My 2013 interrogation, rape victim's story, accused child molester top Turner Report/Inside Joplin posts

9. Last member of Huff Administration team, Jennifer Doshier, resigns

10. Lawsuit response: Joplin officer had to shoot man four times at Oxford Apartments

Inside Joplin

1. Joplin man arrested for threatening to bring semi-automatic rifle to Mercy Hospital, shoot people

2. Amber Alert issued for Oklahoma children, may be with meth-using mom

3. Golden City man arrested after Barton County, Lamar execute search warrant

4. Joplin Police searching for missing man

5. Joplin Police Department Weekend Arrests

6. Joplin man crashes into rock bluff near Branson

7. Jasper County Dissolutions of Marriage

8. Jasper County Marriage Licenses

9. Newton County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

10. Two DWI arrests made during sobriety checkpoint at Fountain and 43

Inside Joplin Obituaries

1. Bill Pierce

2. Dr. Jack Rhoads

3. John Bryan

4. Diane Carpenter

5. Cody Quinn

6. Harlan Snow

7. Gary Ledford

8. Sherry Boman

9. Carl Swartz

10. George Erwin

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