Court Rules for City of Joplin

1 decade 11 months 1 day ago Friday, July 20 2007 Jul 20, 2007 Friday, July 20, 2007 1:49:26 PM CDT July 20, 2007 in News
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JOPLIN (AP) - The city of Joplin has won a court victory in a dispute with Jasper County over who will handle emergency 911 calls within the city. A Jasper County Circuit Court ruling on yesterday found the city of Joplin has the authority to operate its own 911 dispatching system. The court barred the Jasper County Emergency Services Board from proceeding with a plan to take over all 911 emergency calls that originate within Joplin. The decision answers a months-long conflict that started when the county board announced plans to take over Joplin's 911 calls from landline phones. The county already handles emergency calls from cell phones in Joplin.

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