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Will the new Joplin High School open on Monday? Joplin Schools Superintendent CJ Huff held a press conference to address that question this (Thursday) morning, and the answer is "no." News Talk KZRG's Sarah Novotny reports:

"It's not going to be opening on Monday. Dr. Huff spoke about how it's been a journey to get everything done over the past three years, and boxes
Joplin High and Franklin Tech will not be opening on Monday. Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff cited a couple of reasons for the delay. The first of which, the district still doesn't have their temporary occupancy permit for the gymnasium so P.E. classes wouldn't be able to be held. Huff tells News Talk KZRG the other reason has to do with the school's faculty.

"In talking to our
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MO Auditor Tom Schweich comments on audits of the City of Joplin and Joplin School District.
Joplin Schools Superintendent CJ Huff talks about a recent inspection failure at the new high school's construction site.
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ESPN has revisited the case of University of Missouri football player Derrick Washington to claim the University repeatedly violated federal law by not taking action against Washington or helping his victims. The University has responded quickly. Columbia Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin says, basically, that was then and this is now. Washington did some prison time […]
Police say the two American flags swiped from the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced with white ones are back on U.S. soil.
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Browns quarterabck Johnny Manziel extended his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench after a third-quarter incompletion during Monday night's preseason game.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will be out 6-9 months after suffering a torn left patellar tendon, according to media reports.
The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to land Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young in addition to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins when they complete their long anticipated trade to send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers this weekend, according sources.
Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount apologized Thursday night but said nothing about the citations each will receive for marijuana possession.
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