Saturday, September 15, 2018

Top Turner Report/Inside Joplin posts for the week- See how many of them were not covered by any other media source

Earlier this week, former Jasper R-5 Board of Education secretary Karla Justice (formerly Jessee) checked into a federal prison in Illinois.

Ace Mohr had his probation suspended, while Edward Meerwald the drunk driver who killed two people in 2004 had his bond reduced.

A review of campaign finance documents showed Rep. Bill White and former Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce President Rob O'Brian spent almost half a million in their 32nd District State Senate primary race.

The son of former KOAM reporter Craig Andres was killed in a tragic accident.

All of those were news stories that could only be found locally on the Turner Report.

The most visited Turner Report post of the week- a letter from Tracy Nielson, the widow of a Joplin police officer who died in the line of duty to the Joplin City Council and City Manager Sam Anselm describing a confrontation she had with City Finance Director Leslie Haase in a city parking lot, was featured here and on KOAM.

This has been a week in which the approach that I use to make this alternative news source a service for Joplin area readers has been thoroughly on display.

Thanks to those of you who contributed to the Turner Report/Inside Joplin in one way or another this week, whether it be financially through subscriptions or donations, by commenting, by sharing posts, or simply by spreading the word. You are the reason I have been able to continue this news operation's growth for almost 15 years.

The top 10 posts for the Turner Report, Inside Joplin and Inside Joplin Obituaries and links to each of them are featured below. Below the links, those of you who have not subscribed or contributed recently will find links and information on how to do so.

Thanks again for your support and your readership.

The Turner Report

1. Claim in letter to Joplin City Council: finance director tells police officer's widow- Even your husband knew what he was coming to work for

2. Former KOAM reporter's teen son dies from injuries sustained in fall

3. Embezzling Jasper R-5 Board secretary checks into Illinois prison for next 30 months

4. Bond reduced for drunk driver who killed Joplin girl, Neosho man

5. Judge suspends probation, Ace Mohr still being held on $30,000 bond

6. Thirty minutes ago, I was attacked

7. Nearly half a million dollars spent in White-O'Brian State Senate race

8. Newspaper war brewing in Carthage

9. Josh Hawley: We need a border wall and an immigration policy to protect Americans

10, Candlelight vigil held for Sarah Burton, Joplin woman has been missing for two months

Inside Joplin

1. Joplin Police searching for missing teen

2. Joplin Police Department Weekend Arrests

3. Jasper County Sheriff: Sarcoxie man's gunshot wound was self-inflicted, accidental

4. Highway Patrol Arrests September 14-15

5. Joplin Police ask for help in finding runaway

6. Jasper Police arrest three on meth charges following stop at Judy's Truck Stop

7. Jasper County Sheriff's Office Arrests

8. Carl Junction Police looking for security footage following property damage in Miller Street/Cherry Street area

9. Jasper County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

10. Suspected rapist, kidnapper captured at Baxter Springs home

Inside Joplin Obituaries

1. Isaiah Andres

2. Jaxson Adams

3. Christopher Kissell

4. Jeannie Blaylock

5. Wes Nall

6. Diane Doner

7. Velma Long

8. Norma Patterson

9. Robert Grubb

10. Melvin Alford

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Steve Holmes said...

Strange thing: While on the road, I forgot the website's address and put in "" It took me to the Globe.

Anonymous said...

Confirmed. They purchased the domain and set up a redirect. If that’s not confirmation of the power of this blog, nothing is.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they didn't report on it because nobody cares about it