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  • Morning thunderstorms hanging out west

    Morning thunderstorms hanging out west

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:34 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:34:03 GMT
    Pretty impressive radar picture through central Kansas, but we get to start on the quiet side. Eventually those storms will filter our way this afternoon, with temperatures very seasonable and into the low 90s. Today's rains looking a little more widespread than what we've had the past couple of days as they enter from the west and move to the southeast.More >>
    Pretty impressive radar picture through central Kansas, but we get to start on the quiet side. Eventually those storms will filter our way this afternoon, with temperatures very seasonable and into the low 90s. Today's rains looking a little more widespread than what we've had the past couple of days as they enter from the west and move to the southeast.More >>
  • Missouri Senators Agree: Russia Interfered

    Missouri Senators Agree: Russia Interfered

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-07-17 04:40:23 GMT
    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R) MissouriU.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R) Missouri
    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R) MissouriU.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R) Missouri
         Missouri's U.S. senators are standing by the intelligence community's conclusion that the Russians interfered in the 2016 elections after President Donald Trump questioned that.     Republican Senator Roy Blunt in a Monday statement said there's "no doubt" Russia tried to interfere in the elections.      Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill said President Trump's comments "fly in the face of the consensus of the intellige...More >>
         Missouri's U.S. senators are standing by the intelligence community's conclusion that the Russians interfered in the 2016 elections after President Donald Trump questioned that.     Republican Senator Roy Blunt in a Monday statement said there's "no doubt" Russia tried to interfere in the elections.      Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill said President Trump's comments "fly in the face of the consensus of the intellige...More >>
  • NRA Endorses Colyer In Kansas Gubernatorial Primary

    NRA Endorses Colyer In Kansas Gubernatorial Primary

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-07-17 04:26:54 GMT
        The National Rifle Association has endorsed Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer in his Republican primary race against a field that includes Secretary of State Kris Kobach. But Kobach touted his own endorsement Monday by Gun Owners of America, which describes itself as a "no-compromise" gun-rights organization. Colyer released a copy of a letter Monday from the NRA's political action committee backing Colyer and giving him an "A" rating.     C...More >>
        The National Rifle Association has endorsed Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer in his Republican primary race against a field that includes Secretary of State Kris Kobach. But Kobach touted his own endorsement Monday by Gun Owners of America, which describes itself as a "no-compromise" gun-rights organization. Colyer released a copy of a letter Monday from the NRA's political action committee backing Colyer and giving him an "A" rating.     C...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - July 16th

    A Look at the Tropics - July 16th

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-07-17 04:11:08 GMT
    A look at the Tropics on this July 16th finally shows a quieter look on both sides of North America. In the Atlantic, we don't have any active waves to keep an eye on and there is no development expected over the next 5 days. Over in the Pacific, there is a wave with disorganized thunderstorm activity southwest of the Baja Peninsula. Upper-level winds are not looking favorable for this area to develop as it continues west-northwestward. As a result, this wave only has a 20% chance to ...More >>
    A look at the Tropics on this July 16th finally shows a quieter look on both sides of North America. In the Atlantic, we don't have any active waves to keep an eye on and there is no development expected over the next 5 days. Over in the Pacific, there is a wave with disorganized thunderstorm activity southwest of the Baja Peninsula. Upper-level winds are not looking favorable for this area to develop as it continues west-northwestward. As a result, this wave only has a 20% chance to ...More >>
  • Carthage Fire Department Receives New Grain Bin Rescue Equipment

    Carthage Fire Department Receives New Grain Bin Rescue Equipment

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:33:46 GMT
    The Carthage Fire Department received some new gear for their rescue arsenal. The department was one of 29 selected by Nationwide to receive a grain bin rescue tube. Today they held a training session where the sunk a volunteer in grain and learned how to rescue them using the equipment. Oronogo and other local departments attended the training, which officials say could save a life if such a situation occurs. Using the equipment firefighters can get victims free from t...More >>
    The Carthage Fire Department received some new gear for their rescue arsenal. The department was one of 29 selected by Nationwide to receive a grain bin rescue tube. Today they held a training session where the sunk a volunteer in grain and learned how to rescue them using the equipment. Oronogo and other local departments attended the training, which officials say could save a life if such a situation occurs. Using the equipment firefighters can get victims free from t...More >>
  • County DA cracks down on overdue video rentals in Oklahoma

    County DA cracks down on overdue video rentals in Oklahoma

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:51:18 GMT

    The district attorney's office estimates the number of missing movies to be about 600.

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    The district attorney's office estimates the number of missing movies to be about 600.

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  • Kansas churches vows to protect immigrants from deportation

    Kansas churches vows to protect immigrants from deportation

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:49:08 GMT

    Churches will undergo renovations to create apartment-style spaces for immigrant families to live while they work on their legal cases.

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    Churches will undergo renovations to create apartment-style spaces for immigrant families to live while they work on their legal cases.

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  • Thunderstorms out west refusing to budge

    Thunderstorms out west refusing to budge

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:20:59 GMT
    The thunderstorms just keep hanging out on the western edge of SEK. As we move through the afternoon we'll finally see some eastward movement with heat indices hanging around 102. Heat Advisories hang down in NEOK and those expire at 8 p.m., then we'll get a break from those advisories through the middle of the week.More >>
    The thunderstorms just keep hanging out on the western edge of SEK. As we move through the afternoon we'll finally see some eastward movement with heat indices hanging around 102. Heat Advisories hang down in NEOK and those expire at 8 p.m., then we'll get a break from those advisories through the middle of the week.More >>
  • Boil Water Advisory in Montgomery County, KS

    Boil Water Advisory in Montgomery County, KS

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:08:07 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health issues a boil water advisory for Elk City, Kansas. It took effect on July 16th, 2018 and will remain in effect until officials determine there is no bacterial contamination in the water. KDHE officials say the water line lost pressure during maintenance. When lines lose pressure, it could result in a loss of chlorine residuals allowing bacterial contamination. Only KDHE can issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory. KDHE say...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health issues a boil water advisory for Elk City, Kansas. It took effect on July 16th, 2018 and will remain in effect until officials determine there is no bacterial contamination in the water. KDHE officials say the water line lost pressure during maintenance. When lines lose pressure, it could result in a loss of chlorine residuals allowing bacterial contamination. Only KDHE can issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory. KDHE say...More >>
  • 145th Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion

    145th Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:58:44 GMT

    The 145th Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion in Erie, Kansas is the oldest continuous military celebration in the country, according to organizers. The city wrapped up its reunion week on July 14th, 2018 Events included a pancake feed, river run and more. The American Legion and the Erie Chamber of Commerce took a moment to honor some local veterans. Speakers announced all 358 names on the memorial wall just outside the courthouse. For many veterans, attending the ceremony was a somb...

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    The 145th Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion in Erie, Kansas is the oldest continuous military celebration in the country, according to organizers. The city wrapped up its reunion week on July 14th, 2018 Events included a pancake feed, river run and more. The American Legion and the Erie Chamber of Commerce took a moment to honor some local veterans. Speakers announced all 358 names on the memorial wall just outside the courthouse. For many veterans, attending the ceremony was a somb...

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  • Monday Thunderstorms on the move

    Monday Thunderstorms on the move

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:15:49 GMT
    We're seeing most of the action moving in from the northwest and tracking southeast as we start the work week with some much needed precipitation.More >>
    We're seeing most of the action moving in from the northwest and tracking southeast as we start the work week with some much needed precipitation.More >>
  • First Christian Church Of Girard Breaks Ground For New Church

    First Christian Church Of Girard Breaks Ground For New Church

    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:13:32 GMT
    After about eight years of planning, construction on a new building for the First Christian Church of Girard will begin soon. The congregation held a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the event. The church has been meeting in the Presbyterian Church across the street since it tore down the old one due to high maintenance costs. Many congregation members were sad to see the historic church demolished 4 years ago, but now they're excited to move into a brand new buil...More >>
    After about eight years of planning, construction on a new building for the First Christian Church of Girard will begin soon. The congregation held a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the event. The church has been meeting in the Presbyterian Church across the street since it tore down the old one due to high maintenance costs. Many congregation members were sad to see the historic church demolished 4 years ago, but now they're excited to move into a brand new buil...More >>
  • Youth Safety Fair

    Youth Safety Fair

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:04:58 GMT

    The second annual Youth Safety Fair in Webb City gave kids a chance to meet emergency personnel and score some free bikes on Saturday. Hosted by the Webb city Elk's Lodge, twenty bicycles and helmets were given away to local children, ages four to twelve. 

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    The second annual Youth Safety Fair in Webb City gave kids a chance to meet emergency personnel and score some free bikes on Saturday. Hosted by the Webb city Elk's Lodge, twenty bicycles and helmets were given away to local children, ages four to twelve. 

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  • Girard Brings Controversial 20th Century Trial To Life

    Girard Brings Controversial 20th Century Trial To Life

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:38:39 GMT
    Girard brought an important part of its history to life today. The Friends of Historic Girard put on the play Judge Pilate of Kansas. It takes a comedic look at the trial of Fred Warren, who was the editor of the socialist Appeal to Reason newspaper in 1909. Several audience members took part in the play, serving as the jurors. The trial got national attention, bringing up issues like freedom of the press. That's something that organizers say is unique to...More >>
    Girard brought an important part of its history to life today. The Friends of Historic Girard put on the play Judge Pilate of Kansas. It takes a comedic look at the trial of Fred Warren, who was the editor of the socialist Appeal to Reason newspaper in 1909. Several audience members took part in the play, serving as the jurors. The trial got national attention, bringing up issues like freedom of the press. That's something that organizers say is unique to...More >>
  • 145th Old Time Soldiers And Sailors Reunion Enters Its Final Day Of The Week

    145th Old Time Soldiers And Sailors Reunion Enters Its Final Day Of The Week

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:34:20 GMT
    The nation's oldest continuous military celebration takes place in Erie Kansas. The 145th Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion featured a week of music, games and beans. Today folks lined main street for a parade. It was led by members of the American Legion and included police, local politicians and several class reunions. The week is the biggest event for the town, and organizers say its rewarding to see the tribute to those who serve. Also that morning, the Chamber of Commerc...More >>
    The nation's oldest continuous military celebration takes place in Erie Kansas. The 145th Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion featured a week of music, games and beans. Today folks lined main street for a parade. It was led by members of the American Legion and included police, local politicians and several class reunions. The week is the biggest event for the town, and organizers say its rewarding to see the tribute to those who serve. Also that morning, the Chamber of Commerc...More >>
  • Man sentenced to life in death of 3-month-old baby

    Man sentenced to life in death of 3-month-old baby

    Friday, July 13 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:02:41 GMT

    The man told investigators he pushed the infant's face into a mattress top.

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    The man told investigators he pushed the infant's face into a mattress top.

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  • Lawsuit: ADT didn't alert officers to alarms for Kansas fire

    Lawsuit: ADT didn't alert officers to alarms for Kansas fire

    Friday, July 13 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:00:50 GMT

    ADT received two alarms regarding the fire, the lawsuit said. But the company didn't alert officers and "inexplicably ... fully cleared" the incident about an hour.

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    ADT received two alarms regarding the fire, the lawsuit said. But the company didn't alert officers and "inexplicably ... fully cleared" the incident about an hour.

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  • Special Delivery: KOAM and FOX 14 Get a Delivery of Old Newspapers

    Special Delivery: KOAM and FOX 14 Get a Delivery of Old Newspapers

    Saturday, July 14 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-07-14 17:00:16 GMT
    KOAM and FOX 14 were given a number of old newspapers, some dating back to 1938. Check them out! KOAM TV & FOX14 TV-TELEVISION CITYMore >>
    KOAM and FOX 14 were given a number of old newspapers, some dating back to 1938. Check them out! KOAM TV & FOX14 TV-TELEVISION CITYMore >>
  • Think it's hot now, at least it's not 1954

    Think it's hot now, at least it's not 1954

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:30:47 GMT
    Here's a breakdown of the numbers as this week marks the 64th anniversary of the peak of the 1954 heat wave:More >>
    Here's a breakdown of the numbers as this week marks the 64th anniversary of the peak of the 1954 heat wave:More >>
  • Drought monitor now showing the Severe category

    Drought monitor now showing the Severe category

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:29:11 GMT
    It's getting worse in the southern and central portions of the Four States.More >>
    It's getting worse in the southern and central portions of the Four States.More >>
  • Heat Advisories until Saturday night

    Heat Advisories until Saturday night

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:12:29 GMT
    One 100 on the board for noon, and the heat not going anywhere with advisories until Saturday at 8 p.m.More >>
    One 100 on the board for noon, and the heat not going anywhere with advisories until Saturday at 8 p.m.More >>
  • Chuck E. Cheese's Holds Pay Your Age Deal

    Chuck E. Cheese's Holds Pay Your Age Deal

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:03:40 GMT

    Chuck E. Cheese's takes on the "pay your age" deal. This, a day after Build-A-Bear's fiasco. Chuck E. Cheese's promotion is only available at locations where a "Play Pass" is available. This does include the restaurant in Joplin, MO. The company Tweeted today: "Didn't get to #BuildABear? Come in on 7/13, pay your child's age, and they'll get 30 minutes of #AllYouCanPlay!" Didn’t get to #BuildABear? Come in on 7/13, pay your child’s ...

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    Chuck E. Cheese's takes on the "pay your age" deal. This, a day after Build-A-Bear's fiasco. Chuck E. Cheese's promotion is only available at locations where a "Play Pass" is available. This does include the restaurant in Joplin, MO. The company Tweeted today: "Didn't get to #BuildABear? Come in on 7/13, pay your child's age, and they'll get 30 minutes of #AllYouCanPlay!" Didn’t get to #BuildABear? Come in on 7/13, pay your child’s ...

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  • Oklahoma Contest Winner Will Dive With Sharks

    Oklahoma Contest Winner Will Dive With Sharks

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-07-13 04:37:44 GMT
       It's not for the feint-hearted.  To some it might sound more like an punishment than a prize.  But one diver will get the chance to wear a 45-pound chain mail suit and join bull sharks in a huge Oklahoma Aquarium tank.       Aquarium officials in Jenks promoted the "Dive with the Bull Sharks" as the first time the nearly 500,000-gallon tank will open to an outside diver.       Entrants must be age 18 or older, op...More >>
       It's not for the feint-hearted.  To some it might sound more like an punishment than a prize.  But one diver will get the chance to wear a 45-pound chain mail suit and join bull sharks in a huge Oklahoma Aquarium tank.       Aquarium officials in Jenks promoted the "Dive with the Bull Sharks" as the first time the nearly 500,000-gallon tank will open to an outside diver.       Entrants must be age 18 or older, op...More >>
  • John Mellencamp To Receive Woody Guthrie Prize In Oklahoma

    John Mellencamp To Receive Woody Guthrie Prize In Oklahoma

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-07-13 04:30:10 GMT
       Singer and songwriter John Mellencamp will receive an award named for Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie.      The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced that Mellencamp will be presented with the Woody Guthrie Prize during an August 30 ceremony.      The annual prize is given to an artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life work of Woody Guthrie by speaking for the less fortunate and serving as a positive force for social ch...More >>
       Singer and songwriter John Mellencamp will receive an award named for Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie.      The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced that Mellencamp will be presented with the Woody Guthrie Prize during an August 30 ceremony.      The annual prize is given to an artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life work of Woody Guthrie by speaking for the less fortunate and serving as a positive force for social ch...More >>
  • OSU To Sell Beer At Football Games

    OSU To Sell Beer At Football Games

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-07-13 04:20:49 GMT
         People traveling to Stillwater Oklahoma to attending Oklahoma State football games will have a new concession option this year.      OSU athletics announced Thursday, it will start selling beer at its venues this fall.      Oklahoma State had a pilot program at baseball and softball games during the spring.      At football games, beer will be sold at up to 22 locations adjacent to existing concession stands th...More >>
         People traveling to Stillwater Oklahoma to attending Oklahoma State football games will have a new concession option this year.      OSU athletics announced Thursday, it will start selling beer at its venues this fall.      Oklahoma State had a pilot program at baseball and softball games during the spring.      At football games, beer will be sold at up to 22 locations adjacent to existing concession stands th...More >>
  • Coffeyville Kansas Officer Accused Of Domestic Battery

    Coffeyville Kansas Officer Accused Of Domestic Battery

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-07-13 04:00:17 GMT
        Authorities have arrested a Coffeyville Kansas Police officers accused of domestic battery.     The officer, Jason Davis, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation.     Davis was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Tuesday evening and charged with domestic battery.      The Coffeyville Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance call at 10:00 p.m. on July 10th to...More >>
        Authorities have arrested a Coffeyville Kansas Police officers accused of domestic battery.     The officer, Jason Davis, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation.     Davis was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Tuesday evening and charged with domestic battery.      The Coffeyville Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance call at 10:00 p.m. on July 10th to...More >>
  • Local Charities Prepare For Give Joplin Day

    Local Charities Prepare For Give Joplin Day

    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-07-13 02:36:20 GMT
    In one week the Joplin Regional Community Foundation will be hosting Give Joplin Day. The event encourages residents to donate to local charities online during a 24 hour time period. There will be a total of 22 non-profits participating. That includes Crossline Ministiries which is always in need of donations. Give Joplin Day will also include special events, prize drawings and matching funds. For more information follow this link: cfozarks.orgMore >>
    In one week the Joplin Regional Community Foundation will be hosting Give Joplin Day. The event encourages residents to donate to local charities online during a 24 hour time period. There will be a total of 22 non-profits participating. That includes Crossline Ministiries which is always in need of donations. Give Joplin Day will also include special events, prize drawings and matching funds. For more information follow this link: cfozarks.orgMore >>
  • We need the rain!

    We need the rain!

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-07-13 01:31:31 GMT
    We have known for months that we were going to see a very hot summer and with drier conditions compared to the past few years.  We really need the rain.  92% of the days since May 1st have been above our normal high for this time of the year.  However, it is the rain that is killing us.  We are currently at 17" of rain for the year.  We should be at about 27".  Remember last summer, you had to mow every single week.  At this point last summ...More >>
    We have known for months that we were going to see a very hot summer and with drier conditions compared to the past few years.  We really need the rain.  92% of the days since May 1st have been above our normal high for this time of the year.  However, it is the rain that is killing us.  We are currently at 17" of rain for the year.  We should be at about 27".  Remember last summer, you had to mow every single week.  At this point last summ...More >>
  • Postal Service employee sentenced in marijuana theft scheme

    Postal Service employee sentenced in marijuana theft scheme

    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-07-13 00:42:42 GMT

    The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General received a tip last year that employees were taking drugs from packages.

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    The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General received a tip last year that employees were taking drugs from packages.

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  • Kansas water park plans to tear down slide on which boy died

    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-07-13 00:38:30 GMT

    The work is expected to take about three weeks.

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    The work is expected to take about three weeks.

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  • Newton County Fair: Rabbits

    Newton County Fair: Rabbits

    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-07-13 00:33:00 GMT
    Day two of the Newton County Fair got underway Thursday (7/12) with the rabbit and pee wee rabbit show. More than a dozen kids presented their bunnies to the judges for inspection.         The Newton County Fair runs until Saturday July 12.More >>
    Day two of the Newton County Fair got underway Thursday (7/12) with the rabbit and pee wee rabbit show. More than a dozen kids presented their bunnies to the judges for inspection.         The Newton County Fair runs until Saturday July 12.More >>
  • Local LEO's Accept the #LipSyncChallenge

    Local LEO's Accept the #LipSyncChallenge

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-07-13 15:46:28 GMT

    A lip-sync challenge has law enforcement across the U.S. showing off their creative talent. Jasper and Pittsburg Police Departments have thrown down and other area departments are debating it. We've gathered those and other videos taking on the #lipsynchallenge. Check them out! Jasper Police Department

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    A lip-sync challenge has law enforcement across the U.S. showing off their creative talent. Jasper and Pittsburg Police Departments have thrown down and other area departments are debating it. We've gathered those and other videos taking on the #lipsynchallenge. Check them out! Jasper Police Department

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  • Heat Advisories expanded into the weekend

    Heat Advisories expanded into the weekend

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-07-12 17:10:27 GMT
    Heat Advisories now extended until Saturday night as we'll have triple digit heat indices by noon for the next several days.More >>
    Heat Advisories now extended until Saturday night as we'll have triple digit heat indices by noon for the next several days.More >>
  • Heat Advisories spreading through the Four States

    Heat Advisories spreading through the Four States

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:12 AM EDT2018-07-12 11:12:53 GMT
    About 90% of the Four States now in the midst of a Heat Advisory, and even if your county is not in the orange please know there's an increased risk of heat related illness until we cool down next week.More >>
    About 90% of the Four States now in the midst of a Heat Advisory, and even if your county is not in the orange please know there's an increased risk of heat related illness until we cool down next week.More >>
  • Hawley Hopes To Close Fund Raising Gap To Unseat McCaskill In Missouri

    Hawley Hopes To Close Fund Raising Gap To Unseat McCaskill In Missouri

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-07-12 17:47:59 GMT

         The front-runner Republican candidate hoping to unseat Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill continues to lag behind her in fundraising.     Attorney General Josh Hawley's campaign spokeswoman Kelli Ford in a Wednesday email said he brought in about $1.87 million from April through June. That's less than half of the more than $4.3 million McCaskill raised.     Ford says Hawley has about $3 million in cash to spend. McCaskill's c...

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         The front-runner Republican candidate hoping to unseat Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill continues to lag behind her in fundraising.     Attorney General Josh Hawley's campaign spokeswoman Kelli Ford in a Wednesday email said he brought in about $1.87 million from April through June. That's less than half of the more than $4.3 million McCaskill raised.     Ford says Hawley has about $3 million in cash to spend. McCaskill's c...

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  • Kansas man gets 30 years for fatally shaking 6-month old son

    Kansas man gets 30 years for fatally shaking 6-month old son

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-07-12 00:35:27 GMT

    Emergency help wasn't called until the boy's mother returned home for work hours after the boy was hurt.

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    Emergency help wasn't called until the boy's mother returned home for work hours after the boy was hurt.

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  • Isolated Thunderstorms develop this afternoon

    Isolated Thunderstorms develop this afternoon

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:35:35 GMT
    Another afternoon and evening of isolated thunderstorms for Wednesday as we're seeing action already develop south of the Four States in Oklahoma & Arkansas. Be wary of the limited risk for lightning very similar in nature to yesterday. We're not going to be able to pick up wide spread accumulation, and we can expect those heat advisories shown to expand southward as we head toward the weekend.More >>
    Another afternoon and evening of isolated thunderstorms for Wednesday as we're seeing action already develop south of the Four States in Oklahoma & Arkansas. Be wary of the limited risk for lightning very similar in nature to yesterday. We're not going to be able to pick up wide spread accumulation, and we can expect those heat advisories shown to expand southward as we head toward the weekend.More >>
  • Hurricane Chris finally on the move as a Cat 2

    Hurricane Chris finally on the move as a Cat 2

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:33:26 GMT
    Took awhile for the tropical storm to become a hurricane, but now Chris has grown to a category 2 and moving northeast. Won't pose any major threats to the Atlantic seaboard, and looks like Newfoundland will experience the most rain.More >>
    Took awhile for the tropical storm to become a hurricane, but now Chris has grown to a category 2 and moving northeast. Won't pose any major threats to the Atlantic seaboard, and looks like Newfoundland will experience the most rain.More >>
  • Kansas Official Calculates School Funding Required By Court Order

    Kansas Official Calculates School Funding Required By Court Order

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:14:11 GMT
        Kansas would have to phase in another $364 million increase in public school funding over five years to comply with a recent Kansas Supreme Court order.  That's according to calculations presented to the Kansas Board of Education Tuesday by Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis.  Under Dennis' calculation, the total increase would exceed $900 million.     The court ruled last month that a new law phasing in a $548 million increase in sch...More >>
        Kansas would have to phase in another $364 million increase in public school funding over five years to comply with a recent Kansas Supreme Court order.  That's according to calculations presented to the Kansas Board of Education Tuesday by Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis.  Under Dennis' calculation, the total increase would exceed $900 million.     The court ruled last month that a new law phasing in a $548 million increase in sch...More >>
  • McCune Kansas Woman Charged With String Of Arsons

    McCune Kansas Woman Charged With String Of Arsons

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-07-11 03:57:01 GMT
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        Authorities have charged a McCune Kansas woman with a string of arsons in the town occurring over a period of years.     They arrested 46-year-old Sherry Kerby Monday evening on one count of setting fire to a home.     On Tuesday they charged her with six more counts of arson of homes, including one that was occupied.     Authorities say Kerby's arrest follows a nearly three-year investigation into the intentional burning...

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        Authorities have charged a McCune Kansas woman with a string of arsons in the town occurring over a period of years.     They arrested 46-year-old Sherry Kerby Monday evening on one count of setting fire to a home.     On Tuesday they charged her with six more counts of arson of homes, including one that was occupied.     Authorities say Kerby's arrest follows a nearly three-year investigation into the intentional burning...

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  • St. Louis man accused of scalding skin from 8-month-old boy

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:05:49 GMT

    Prosecutors say some of the boy's skin burned off and he was left with brain damage.

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    Prosecutors say some of the boy's skin burned off and he was left with brain damage.

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  • Kansas woman pleads guilty to stealing from bank customer

    Kansas woman pleads guilty to stealing from bank customer

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-07-10 21:35:35 GMT
    Updated: Jul 10, 2018 1:57 PM CDT KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Coffeyville woman pleaded guilty to stealing $150,000 from a customer at a bank where she worked. U.S. Attorney Stephen McCallister said in a news release Tuesday that 61-year-old Phyllis Lanning pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud. Lanning admitted that while she worked for Condon National Bank in Coffeyville she created and mailed falsified documents to conceal her theft of $150,000 f...More >>
    Updated: Jul 10, 2018 1:57 PM CDT KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Coffeyville woman pleaded guilty to stealing $150,000 from a customer at a bank where she worked. U.S. Attorney Stephen McCallister said in a news release Tuesday that 61-year-old Phyllis Lanning pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud. Lanning admitted that while she worked for Condon National Bank in Coffeyville she created and mailed falsified documents to conceal her theft of $150,000 f...More >>
  • Advocate Group Invites Joplin To Celebrate Route 66 - July 10

    Advocate Group Invites Joplin To Celebrate Route 66 - July 10

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-07-10 22:16:06 GMT

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation invites the public, Route 66 enthusiasts and novices alike to stop by Joplin City Hall (6th and Main) on July 10th, 2018, for a fun afternoon. The national nonprofit works to preserve America's historic places and is launching a branded road trip with National Geographic. They'll be traveling the entirety of Route 66 as a way to celebrate what makes it so special, and to advocate for its continued preservation. The group recently release...

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    The National Trust for Historic Preservation invites the public, Route 66 enthusiasts and novices alike to stop by Joplin City Hall (6th and Main) on July 10th, 2018, for a fun afternoon. The national nonprofit works to preserve America's historic places and is launching a branded road trip with National Geographic. They'll be traveling the entirety of Route 66 as a way to celebrate what makes it so special, and to advocate for its continued preservation. The group recently release...

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  • Chris spins his wheels in the mid-Atlantic

    Chris spins his wheels in the mid-Atlantic

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-07-10 17:25:30 GMT
    Check out the meandering pattern for Tropical Storm Chris. Still hasn't increased to hurricane strength, and southern dip in the jet stream is going to force it northeast away from coast.More >>
    Check out the meandering pattern for Tropical Storm Chris. Still hasn't increased to hurricane strength, and southern dip in the jet stream is going to force it northeast away from coast.More >>
  • It's not a whole lot of precip, but we'll take it

    It's not a whole lot of precip, but we'll take it

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-07-10 17:10:22 GMT
    Finally some different colors dotting the Skywatch Storm Tracker with some good rain coming down in Labette Co. and Dade Co. While it's very isolated, no complaints at this point. The farther south you travel the hotter it feels, as indicated by triple digit heat indices at the top of the "Feels Like" map.More >>
    Finally some different colors dotting the Skywatch Storm Tracker with some good rain coming down in Labette Co. and Dade Co. While it's very isolated, no complaints at this point. The farther south you travel the hotter it feels, as indicated by triple digit heat indices at the top of the "Feels Like" map.More >>
  • Heat Advisories reemerge for Tuesday

    Heat Advisories reemerge for Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:35 AM EDT2018-07-10 11:35:48 GMT
    Heat Advisories for the far northern section of the Four States, but they're not too widespread in the Midwest as we see them cutoff on the northern state lines of Missouri and Kansas. Highs in the mid 90s today with a slight chance for isolated rains, just nowhere close to the amount we need.More >>
    Heat Advisories for the far northern section of the Four States, but they're not too widespread in the Midwest as we see them cutoff on the northern state lines of Missouri and Kansas. Highs in the mid 90s today with a slight chance for isolated rains, just nowhere close to the amount we need.More >>
  • Kansas A.G. Says He's Complied With Voter Registration Order

    Kansas A.G. Says He's Complied With Voter Registration Order

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-07-10 04:19:34 GMT

        A court filing asserts Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has complied with a judge's order by fully registering thousands of voters whose eligibility to cast a ballot had been in limbo because of the state's now-defunct proof-of-citizenship requirement.     Some 25,000 Kansans will have their voting status solidified ahead of the August 7 primary as a result of the move.       Kobach told U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ther...

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        A court filing asserts Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has complied with a judge's order by fully registering thousands of voters whose eligibility to cast a ballot had been in limbo because of the state's now-defunct proof-of-citizenship requirement.     Some 25,000 Kansans will have their voting status solidified ahead of the August 7 primary as a result of the move.       Kobach told U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ther...

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  • Missouri Senators Release Statements On Supreme Court Nominee

    Missouri Senators Release Statements On Supreme Court Nominee

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-07-10 04:06:06 GMT
        Missouri's U.S. senators both released statements shortly after President Trump Tuesday night announced his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.     Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, said "I look forward to thoroughly examining Judge Kavanaugh's record in the coming weeks as the Senate considers his nomination to replace Justice Kennedy."     Some of McCaskill's Democratic colleagues are already lining up against K...More >>
        Missouri's U.S. senators both released statements shortly after President Trump Tuesday night announced his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.     Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, said "I look forward to thoroughly examining Judge Kavanaugh's record in the coming weeks as the Senate considers his nomination to replace Justice Kennedy."     Some of McCaskill's Democratic colleagues are already lining up against K...More >>
  • Local Educators Named Regional Teachers Of The Year

    Local Educators Named Regional Teachers Of The Year

    Monday, July 9 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-07-10 02:18:31 GMT

    The Southwest Center for Educational Excellence selected two local teachers for its regional teacher of the year award today. The center presented Ruth Wydick and Tobin Schultz during a luncheon at the southwest center in Webb City. Wydick is a special education teacher from Lamar and Schultz is a business teacher from Carl Junction. Both say they're honored to receive the award. The Southwest Center represents 42 school districts.

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    The Southwest Center for Educational Excellence selected two local teachers for its regional teacher of the year award today. The center presented Ruth Wydick and Tobin Schultz during a luncheon at the southwest center in Webb City. Wydick is a special education teacher from Lamar and Schultz is a business teacher from Carl Junction. Both say they're honored to receive the award. The Southwest Center represents 42 school districts.

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  • Sewing Classes in Joplin

    Sewing Classes in Joplin

    Monday, July 9 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-07-09 23:18:41 GMT
    Students in Joplin will get the opportunity to learn a life skill. The Neighborhood Lifehouse on N. Wall in Joplin is teaching kids how to sew.More >>
    Students in Joplin will get the opportunity to learn a life skill. The Neighborhood Lifehouse on N. Wall in Joplin is teaching kids how to sew.More >>
  • Minnesota man charged with kidnapping Kansas girl

    Minnesota man charged with kidnapping Kansas girl

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-07-09 22:59:27 GMT

    He allegedly told the girl's mother he was 16.

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    He allegedly told the girl's mother he was 16.

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  • Family's insurance pays after Kansas boy topples sculpture

    Family's insurance pays after Kansas boy topples sculpture

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-07-09 22:58:06 GMT

    Surveillance video shows the child wrapping his arms around it and then struggling to hold it up as it fell.

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    Surveillance video shows the child wrapping his arms around it and then struggling to hold it up as it fell.

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  • Court: Kansas did not violate transgender inmate's rights

    Court: Kansas did not violate transgender inmate's rights

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-07-09 22:56:49 GMT

    The inmate wants greater doses of hormones and surgery.

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    The inmate wants greater doses of hormones and surgery.

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  • Doctors, pharmacists propose ban on smoking medical pot

    Doctors, pharmacists propose ban on smoking medical pot

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-07-09 22:55:18 GMT

    Oklahoma State Medical Association President Jean Hausheer says a ban on smokable forms of marijuana is an "absolute demand."

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    Oklahoma State Medical Association President Jean Hausheer says a ban on smokable forms of marijuana is an "absolute demand."

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  • Chanute, Kansas Native Named Mrs. United States 2018

    Chanute, Kansas Native Named Mrs. United States 2018

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-07-09 22:41:40 GMT
    Congratulations to Samantha Reinecke! She was crowned Mrs. United States 2018 this past weekend. Samantha is a mother of four and married to Air Force Master Sergeant Shawn Reinecke. One of the couple's children is adopted. The Chanute native and Pittsburg State University gorilla has also worn the title of Mrs. Kansas. KOAM and FOX 14 caught up with her in July of 2017 when she was preparing to compete for the next Mrs. USA. Her platform was "Home Sweet Home: Advocating th...More >>
    Congratulations to Samantha Reinecke! She was crowned Mrs. United States 2018 this past weekend. Samantha is a mother of four and married to Air Force Master Sergeant Shawn Reinecke. One of the couple's children is adopted. The Chanute native and Pittsburg State University gorilla has also worn the title of Mrs. Kansas. KOAM and FOX 14 caught up with her in July of 2017 when she was preparing to compete for the next Mrs. USA. Her platform was "Home Sweet Home: Advocating th...More >>
  • SEK Art Fest 2018 Plans Grand Reveal

    SEK Art Fest 2018 Plans Grand Reveal

    Monday, July 9 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-07-09 18:45:00 GMT
    SEK Art Fest was created in 2013 to help promote arts and cultural events in Pittsburg, Kansas area communities. That's the year they revealed a giant fiberglass coal bucket project to help raise money. Since then, giant footballs and farm animals have been painted and auctioned off. Now, SEK Art Fest 2018 is having its next grand reveal. Area artists will reveal their designed benches for the 2018 SEK Art Fest on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018. The event will take place in the lobby o...More >>
    SEK Art Fest was created in 2013 to help promote arts and cultural events in Pittsburg, Kansas area communities. That's the year they revealed a giant fiberglass coal bucket project to help raise money. Since then, giant footballs and farm animals have been painted and auctioned off. Now, SEK Art Fest 2018 is having its next grand reveal. Area artists will reveal their designed benches for the 2018 SEK Art Fest on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018. The event will take place in the lobby o...More >>
  • New Rules Submitted for OK Marijuana Agency

    New Rules Submitted for OK Marijuana Agency

    Monday, July 9 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-07-09 17:21:26 GMT
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana AuthorityOklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana AuthorityOklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
    The Oklahoma State Department of Health is considering a final draft of emergency rules to govern the newly established Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA). The State's Health Department created the agency after voters passed medical marijuana and the OMMA is now hiring. The OMMA says officials took into consideration comments from the public, state agencies and other interested groups as it created the final draft of emergency rules. The rules will be considered ...More >>
    The Oklahoma State Department of Health is considering a final draft of emergency rules to govern the newly established Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA). The State's Health Department created the agency after voters passed medical marijuana and the OMMA is now hiring. The OMMA says officials took into consideration comments from the public, state agencies and other interested groups as it created the final draft of emergency rules. The rules will be considered ...More >>
  • Drought monitor shows we need the rain

    Drought monitor shows we need the rain

    Monday, July 9 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-07-09 17:04:54 GMT
    We're not as bad as the Panhandles, but we keep creeping the wrong way on the Drought Monitor.More >>
    We're not as bad as the Panhandles, but we keep creeping the wrong way on the Drought Monitor.More >>
  • Where's the rain?

    Where's the rain?

    Monday, July 9 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-07-09 15:45:28 GMT
    With each passing day these numbers become just a little worse:More >>
    With each passing day these numbers become just a little worse:More >>
  • Monday rain is going to be spotty, and not enough

    Monday rain is going to be spotty, and not enough

    Monday, July 9 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-07-09 11:05:37 GMT
    What we need is a good soaker. What we're going to get are isolated showers moving in from the south that are not going to widespread this afternoon and be done by sunset.More >>
    What we need is a good soaker. What we're going to get are isolated showers moving in from the south that are not going to widespread this afternoon and be done by sunset.More >>
  • Happy Birthday Alice!

    Happy Birthday Alice!

    Sunday, July 8 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-07-09 02:14:49 GMT

    A Columbus, Kansas woman celebrated her 104th birthday, Sunday. Medicalodges Columbus hosted a party for Alice Williams. 

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    A Columbus, Kansas woman celebrated her 104th birthday, Sunday. Medicalodges Columbus hosted a party for Alice Williams. 

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  • Quilts of Valor

    Quilts of Valor

    Saturday, July 7 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-07-08 01:49:11 GMT

    Veterans Homer and Jay Cole received a special honor Saturday. Pittsburg Quilts of Valor presented the two with custom-made quilts as a thank you for their service to our country. 

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    Veterans Homer and Jay Cole received a special honor Saturday. Pittsburg Quilts of Valor presented the two with custom-made quilts as a thank you for their service to our country. 

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  • Neosho Fish Hatchery Celebrates 130 Years

    Neosho Fish Hatchery Celebrates 130 Years

    Saturday, July 7 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-07-08 00:49:06 GMT
    The Neosho Fish Hatchery commemorated its 130th birthday with a special celebration today. It invited the public to come learn about the hatchery's history and of course enjoy some birthday cake. The hatchery also hosted an exhibit which displayed the artwork of local artists, many of which were inspired by the location itself. The hatchery's manager has been there for 19 years and says a lot of things have changed since it first opened its doors.  "We've come a long w...More >>
    The Neosho Fish Hatchery commemorated its 130th birthday with a special celebration today. It invited the public to come learn about the hatchery's history and of course enjoy some birthday cake. The hatchery also hosted an exhibit which displayed the artwork of local artists, many of which were inspired by the location itself. The hatchery's manager has been there for 19 years and says a lot of things have changed since it first opened its doors.  "We've come a long w...More >>
  • Jasper County Youth Fair

    Jasper County Youth Fair

    Saturday, July 7 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-07-08 00:20:08 GMT

    The municipal park in Carthage hosted this year's Jasper County Youth Fair. 

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    The municipal park in Carthage hosted this year's Jasper County Youth Fair. 

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  • New Splash Pad Coming to Miami, OK

    New Splash Pad Coming to Miami, OK

    Friday, July 6 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-07-06 21:17:10 GMT
    Miami, OK Splash Pad RenderingMiami, OK Splash Pad Rendering
    Miami, OK Splash Pad RenderingMiami, OK Splash Pad Rendering
    The City of Miami, Oklahoma has received a 50/50 match grant to help build a splash pad at 200 E. BJ Tunnell. The architect, Landplan Consultants, and the contractor, Magnum Construction, are working with the city to plan and design the splash pad. City officials expect a ground breaking to take place around October or November of this year (2018). The total project cost is $583,650.00, which will pay for construction of the splash pad with amenities including fencing, sh...More >>
    The City of Miami, Oklahoma has received a 50/50 match grant to help build a splash pad at 200 E. BJ Tunnell. The architect, Landplan Consultants, and the contractor, Magnum Construction, are working with the city to plan and design the splash pad. City officials expect a ground breaking to take place around October or November of this year (2018). The total project cost is $583,650.00, which will pay for construction of the splash pad with amenities including fencing, sh...More >>
  • No one tests positive for HIV after syringes reused in Oklahoma

    No one tests positive for HIV after syringes reused in Oklahoma

    Friday, July 6 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-07-06 19:43:29 GMT
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - Cherokee Nation officials in Oklahoma say more than 180 patients affected by a tribal hospital nurse improperly reusing syringes have been notified they can receive free blood tests and that no one has tested positive for HIV or hepatitis. The Tulsa World reports 127 of the patients have been tested. Tribal officials said Thursday it's unclear whether the rest will get tested. Experts have said the chance of infection is remote. The hospital CEO said patients...More >>
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - Cherokee Nation officials in Oklahoma say more than 180 patients affected by a tribal hospital nurse improperly reusing syringes have been notified they can receive free blood tests and that no one has tested positive for HIV or hepatitis. The Tulsa World reports 127 of the patients have been tested. Tribal officials said Thursday it's unclear whether the rest will get tested. Experts have said the chance of infection is remote. The hospital CEO said patients...More >>
  • Registration Open for Free Computers 101 Class

    Registration Open for Free Computers 101 Class

    Friday, July 6 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-07-06 18:30:34 GMT
    The Joplin Public Library is partnering with Neighborhood Adult Literacy Action (NALA) to provide an introductory-level computer course. Officials say adults who are new to using computers will learn basic computer skills such as clicking, tying and scrolling. The class will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 15th. It's free and open to the public but seats are limited so you need to register. To register, contact Leslie Hayes at 417-623-7953, ext. 1023. www....More >>
    The Joplin Public Library is partnering with Neighborhood Adult Literacy Action (NALA) to provide an introductory-level computer course. Officials say adults who are new to using computers will learn basic computer skills such as clicking, tying and scrolling. The class will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 15th. It's free and open to the public but seats are limited so you need to register. To register, contact Leslie Hayes at 417-623-7953, ext. 1023. www....More >>
  • Health Tips for the Summer Season

    Health Tips for the Summer Season

    Friday, July 6 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-07-06 18:23:16 GMT
    By Dr. Tony Sun, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Kansas Summer is here, providing an ideal time for people in Kansas to get active. While some people may talk about getting a "beach body," fitness is more than just a matter of aesthetics – it can mean the difference between a long life and premature death. Studies show 80 percent or more of premature chronic conditions, such as heart attack, stroke or diabetes, are caused by modifiable lifestyle choic...More >>
    By Dr. Tony Sun, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Kansas Summer is here, providing an ideal time for people in Kansas to get active. While some people may talk about getting a "beach body," fitness is more than just a matter of aesthetics – it can mean the difference between a long life and premature death. Studies show 80 percent or more of premature chronic conditions, such as heart attack, stroke or diabetes, are caused by modifiable lifestyle choic...More >>
  • First Atlantic Hurricane of 2018

    First Atlantic Hurricane of 2018

    Friday, July 6 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-07-06 17:25:03 GMT
    Hurricane Beryl is relatively small and probably a tropical storm after passing over the Lesser Antilles this weekend.More >>
    Hurricane Beryl is relatively small and probably a tropical storm after passing over the Lesser Antilles this weekend.More >>
  • Cooler temps finally on the way

    Cooler temps finally on the way

    Friday, July 6 2018 7:34 AM EDT2018-07-06 11:34:11 GMT
    A front moving in from the northwest with some cooler temperatures arrives just in time for the weekend. But before we get there, isolated rains later this morning and afternoon. We'll take any rain we can get at this point, and get to enjoy high 80s on Saturday & Sunday.More >>
    A front moving in from the northwest with some cooler temperatures arrives just in time for the weekend. But before we get there, isolated rains later this morning and afternoon. We'll take any rain we can get at this point, and get to enjoy high 80s on Saturday & Sunday.More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - July 5th

    A Look at the Tropics - July 5th

    Friday, July 6 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-07-06 04:50:58 GMT
  • All White Arch Museum Dedication Sparks A Do-Over

    All White Arch Museum Dedication Sparks A Do-Over

    Thursday, July 5 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-07-06 02:49:58 GMT
        A state lawmaker is planning a do-over after a ribbon-cutting photo from the revitalized Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis included only white people, although 48 percent of the city's population is black.       Democratic Representative Bruce Franks Jr., who is black, said Thursday on Facebook Live that the image wasn't reflective of the city he represents. The photo sparked a backlash online.     The Gateway Arch Park Found...More >>
        A state lawmaker is planning a do-over after a ribbon-cutting photo from the revitalized Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis included only white people, although 48 percent of the city's population is black.       Democratic Representative Bruce Franks Jr., who is black, said Thursday on Facebook Live that the image wasn't reflective of the city he represents. The photo sparked a backlash online.     The Gateway Arch Park Found...More >>
  • Joplin Humane Society Works To Reunite Runaways With Owners

    Joplin Humane Society Works To Reunite Runaways With Owners

    Thursday, July 5 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-07-05 23:02:20 GMT
    The Joplin Humane Society reports a big influx of animals over the past couple of days. Reports of animal runaways typically increase during fireworks. The society says it took in 42 animals on Tuesday and 42 more Wednesday. The facilities were already overcrowded, and now the humane society is trying to match pets with owners. In addition to runaways, the society says it's also received a number of animals that had apparently been killed by traffic. The society has been checking...More >>
    The Joplin Humane Society reports a big influx of animals over the past couple of days. Reports of animal runaways typically increase during fireworks. The society says it took in 42 animals on Tuesday and 42 more Wednesday. The facilities were already overcrowded, and now the humane society is trying to match pets with owners. In addition to runaways, the society says it's also received a number of animals that had apparently been killed by traffic. The society has been checking...More >>
  • 100 Degrees...Here we come

    100 Degrees...Here we come

    Thursday, July 5 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-07-05 17:22:49 GMT
    Whole bunch of 99s on the board as far as what it feels like at the lunch hour. Ft. Scott is the winner, already reaching triple digits.More >>
    Whole bunch of 99s on the board as far as what it feels like at the lunch hour. Ft. Scott is the winner, already reaching triple digits.More >>
  • Samsung Galaxy Phones Reportedly Texting Photos Randomly To Contacts

    Samsung Galaxy Phones Reportedly Texting Photos Randomly To Contacts

    Thursday, July 5 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-07-05 16:48:45 GMT
    Some Samsung smartphones are sending pictures to users' contacts without them pressing send, according to some online complaints. One Reddit user says his Galaxy S-9 sent his entire photo gallery to his girlfriend while he was sleeping. Another user says the same thing happened with his wife's phone. Samsung is reportedly aware and is investigating the problem.More >>
    Some Samsung smartphones are sending pictures to users' contacts without them pressing send, according to some online complaints. One Reddit user says his Galaxy S-9 sent his entire photo gallery to his girlfriend while he was sleeping. Another user says the same thing happened with his wife's phone. Samsung is reportedly aware and is investigating the problem.More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics -

    A Look at the Tropics -

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-07-05 03:55:06 GMT
    A look at the Tropics on this Wednesday evening still shows activity on both sides of Lower 48. Starting in the Pacific, Fabio is trying its best to hold on. The latest advisory had Fabio as a weak Category 1 Hurricane with sustained wind speeds of 80 mph.As it continues its west-northwest movement at 14 mph, it will continue to run into cooler Pacific waters and upper level winds will be fighting against its survival. The end result will be Fabio weakening to a Tropical Storm going i...More >>
    A look at the Tropics on this Wednesday evening still shows activity on both sides of Lower 48. Starting in the Pacific, Fabio is trying its best to hold on. The latest advisory had Fabio as a weak Category 1 Hurricane with sustained wind speeds of 80 mph.As it continues its west-northwest movement at 14 mph, it will continue to run into cooler Pacific waters and upper level winds will be fighting against its survival. The end result will be Fabio weakening to a Tropical Storm going i...More >>
  • Fireworks Forecast

    Fireworks Forecast

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-07-04 17:11:41 GMT
    Sunset at 8:42 tonight and feeling like it's in the high 80s for the fireworks fun.More >>
    Sunset at 8:42 tonight and feeling like it's in the high 80s for the fireworks fun.More >>
  • Lightning Dangers

    Lightning Dangers

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-07-04 14:27:30 GMT
    Remember, "When thunder roars, head indoors."More >>
    Remember, "When thunder roars, head indoors."More >>
  • Independence Day Heat Advisories

    Independence Day Heat Advisories

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-07-04 14:24:40 GMT
    Heat Advisories recede from south to north, but still holding on to them on the Ft. Scott/Nevada line, Feeling like it's about 102 this afternoon. For your fireworks displays, we stay on the dry side with just a little southeasterly breeze.More >>
    Heat Advisories recede from south to north, but still holding on to them on the Ft. Scott/Nevada line, Feeling like it's about 102 this afternoon. For your fireworks displays, we stay on the dry side with just a little southeasterly breeze.More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - Early AM July 4th

    A Look at the Tropics - Early AM July 4th

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-07-04 07:53:22 GMT
    In the Tropics early on this 4th of July, there is some activity we're watching on both sides of the Lower 48. In the Pacific, we have Hurricane Fabio at Category 2 status as of the 10 PM Advisory back on Tuesday night. It appears that Fabio has reached its peak intensity with wind speeds of 110 mph and its minimum pressure at 964 mb. Even though, it'll maintain hurricane status through Thursday morning, steady weakening is forecast as it continues working northwest. It'll weaken to a...More >>
    In the Tropics early on this 4th of July, there is some activity we're watching on both sides of the Lower 48. In the Pacific, we have Hurricane Fabio at Category 2 status as of the 10 PM Advisory back on Tuesday night. It appears that Fabio has reached its peak intensity with wind speeds of 110 mph and its minimum pressure at 964 mb. Even though, it'll maintain hurricane status through Thursday morning, steady weakening is forecast as it continues working northwest. It'll weaken to a...More >>
  • Judge Says Massachusetts Man Can't Run For Kansas A.G.

    Judge Says Massachusetts Man Can't Run For Kansas A.G.

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-07-04 04:20:24 GMT
        A Massachusetts man has lost a court battle seeking to put his name on the Republican primary ballot for Kansas attorney general.       U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ruled Tuesday that political activist Vermin Supreme is not entitled to federal court intervention. A state board had previously ruled is Supreme ineligible to run.       The Rockport, Massachusetts, man contends in a lawsuit that he should be allowed to run be...More >>
        A Massachusetts man has lost a court battle seeking to put his name on the Republican primary ballot for Kansas attorney general.       U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ruled Tuesday that political activist Vermin Supreme is not entitled to federal court intervention. A state board had previously ruled is Supreme ineligible to run.       The Rockport, Massachusetts, man contends in a lawsuit that he should be allowed to run be...More >>
  • Marijuana Proponent Criticizes Oklahoma Governor's Decision

    Marijuana Proponent Criticizes Oklahoma Governor's Decision

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-07-04 04:05:34 GMT
         The leader of a new medical marijuana trade group in Oklahoma is criticizing Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for not calling lawmakers back into session to pass laws regulating the industry.       New Health Solutions Oklahoma Executive Director Bud Scott described Fallin's announcement after last week's vote to approve medical marijuana as a "failure of leadership."       Fallin said before the vote she expected to c...More >>
         The leader of a new medical marijuana trade group in Oklahoma is criticizing Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for not calling lawmakers back into session to pass laws regulating the industry.       New Health Solutions Oklahoma Executive Director Bud Scott described Fallin's announcement after last week's vote to approve medical marijuana as a "failure of leadership."       Fallin said before the vote she expected to c...More >>
  • Employee alleges she was fired after finding secret camera

    Employee alleges she was fired after finding secret camera

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-07-04 00:48:23 GMT

    The woman alleges that she called police last summer after finding the secretive recording device underneath her office desk and pointed in her direction. 

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    The woman alleges that she called police last summer after finding the secretive recording device underneath her office desk and pointed in her direction. 

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  • Shooting outside Kansas school leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

    Shooting outside Kansas school leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-07-04 00:45:03 GMT

    Overland Park Police Chief Francis Donchez described the circumstances as "bizarre to say the least."

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    Overland Park Police Chief Francis Donchez described the circumstances as "bizarre to say the least."

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  • Secret Service Finds 70+ Skimmer Devices Ahead of Holiday

    Secret Service Finds 70+ Skimmer Devices Ahead of Holiday

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-07-03 18:24:07 GMT

    Ahead of Independence Day, U.S. Secret Service agents went to fueling stations in 21 states to look for illegal credit card skimming devices. They found more than 70 devices. Skimming is a technique that uses electronic devices to steal encoded information on credit cards to commit fraud. Criminals install the small devices, known as skimmers, at gas pumps where they are able to capture the protected data of victims. Authorities say fueling stations are a prime targe...

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    Ahead of Independence Day, U.S. Secret Service agents went to fueling stations in 21 states to look for illegal credit card skimming devices. They found more than 70 devices. Skimming is a technique that uses electronic devices to steal encoded information on credit cards to commit fraud. Criminals install the small devices, known as skimmers, at gas pumps where they are able to capture the protected data of victims. Authorities say fueling stations are a prime targe...

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  • Blazing heat already at the lunch hour

    Blazing heat already at the lunch hour

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-07-03 17:09:44 GMT
    Triple digits abound for heat indices and take a look at the extent of the heat advisories and warnings, stretching from the Four States all the way to the Atlantic Coast.More >>
    Triple digits abound for heat indices and take a look at the extent of the heat advisories and warnings, stretching from the Four States all the way to the Atlantic Coast.More >>
  • Heat Advisories return for Tuesday

    Heat Advisories return for Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 6:38 AM EDT2018-07-03 10:38:13 GMT
    We're in store for a hot one with the reemergence of Heat Advisories. Feeling about like it's 105 this afternoon. Still looking at sunshine and highs in the mid 90s for the 4th of July, with a little southeast breeze at 5-10 mph for a night of fireworks.More >>
    We're in store for a hot one with the reemergence of Heat Advisories. Feeling about like it's 105 this afternoon. Still looking at sunshine and highs in the mid 90s for the 4th of July, with a little southeast breeze at 5-10 mph for a night of fireworks.More >>
  • Drought Update for Monday July 2nd

    Drought Update for Monday July 2nd

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-07-03 04:52:03 GMT
    With the welcome rain we saw over the course of the past weekend, it remains to be seen if that will be enough to put a dent in our drought situation across the area. The cutoff for the drought update this week is Tuesday with the new update issued on Thursday. In the meantime, we still see our part of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri under abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions. The worst of the severe drought remains off to our west in central Kansas and in parts of we...More >>
    With the welcome rain we saw over the course of the past weekend, it remains to be seen if that will be enough to put a dent in our drought situation across the area. The cutoff for the drought update this week is Tuesday with the new update issued on Thursday. In the meantime, we still see our part of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri under abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions. The worst of the severe drought remains off to our west in central Kansas and in parts of we...More >>
  • Kansas Wheat Harvest Nears Completion

    Kansas Wheat Harvest Nears Completion

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-07-03 04:51:29 GMT

        Most of the Kansas wheat crop has been harvested and earlier than usual.     The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that the Kansas wheat harvest was 71 percent complete. That is ahead of the five-year average.      About 97 percent of the state's wheat left in the field is now mature.     The agency also says about 15 percent of the corn in Kansas is in poor to very poor shape with 32 percent rated ...

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        Most of the Kansas wheat crop has been harvested and earlier than usual.     The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that the Kansas wheat harvest was 71 percent complete. That is ahead of the five-year average.      About 97 percent of the state's wheat left in the field is now mature.     The agency also says about 15 percent of the corn in Kansas is in poor to very poor shape with 32 percent rated ...

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  • Kansas Tax Receipts Exceed Expectations For Year

    Kansas Tax Receipts Exceed Expectations For Year

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-07-03 04:35:38 GMT
        It's been clear for some time that Kansas tax receipts would surpass projections for the fiscal year that ended June 30.   Now the state has the numbers.     The Kansas Department of Revenue on Monday released a revenue report showing that fiscal year-end tax receipts were $1.2 billion above the previous fiscal year and $318 million above projections.     The overall increase was not surprising since state lawmakers reversed past i...More >>
        It's been clear for some time that Kansas tax receipts would surpass projections for the fiscal year that ended June 30.   Now the state has the numbers.     The Kansas Department of Revenue on Monday released a revenue report showing that fiscal year-end tax receipts were $1.2 billion above the previous fiscal year and $318 million above projections.     The overall increase was not surprising since state lawmakers reversed past i...More >>
  • Man Found With Dismembered Remains In Kansas Found Competent For Trial

    Man Found With Dismembered Remains In Kansas Found Competent For Trial

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-07-03 04:12:00 GMT
        A man arrested at a suburban Kansas City storage unit with two of his children and his dismembered wife's remains has been found competent to stand trial.         The ruling was made Monday during a hearing for Justin Rey in Johnson County, Kansas following a mental evaluation.     Rey is charged with child endangerment, but not with the death of his wife.      Rey claims she died after giving birth in Octo...More >>
        A man arrested at a suburban Kansas City storage unit with two of his children and his dismembered wife's remains has been found competent to stand trial.         The ruling was made Monday during a hearing for Justin Rey in Johnson County, Kansas following a mental evaluation.     Rey is charged with child endangerment, but not with the death of his wife.      Rey claims she died after giving birth in Octo...More >>
  • Suits Claim Missouri Prison Guard Assaulted Female Inmates

    Suits Claim Missouri Prison Guard Assaulted Female Inmates

    Monday, July 2 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-07-03 03:56:23 GMT
        Three lawsuits now accuse a prison guard of assaulting female inmates at a prison in the western Missouri town of Chillicothe, and all three say the Missouri Department of Corrections knew or should have known about the assaults.     The latest suit  filed Monday in federal court in Kansas City accuse Edward Bearden of fondling and assaulting an inmate several times starting in October 2015.  To other suits had been filed against Bearden in ...More >>
        Three lawsuits now accuse a prison guard of assaulting female inmates at a prison in the western Missouri town of Chillicothe, and all three say the Missouri Department of Corrections knew or should have known about the assaults.     The latest suit  filed Monday in federal court in Kansas City accuse Edward Bearden of fondling and assaulting an inmate several times starting in October 2015.  To other suits had been filed against Bearden in ...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - July 2nd

    A Look at the Tropics - July 2nd

    Monday, July 2 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-07-03 03:25:32 GMT
    Some tropical activity can be found on both sides of the Lower 48 with our look at the tropics this evening. The first area denoted in the Gulf of Mexico is a large & disorganized area of rain and t-storms affecting the Gulf Coast. Even though the interaction with land and a harsh atmospheric setup eliminating any chances for development, this disturbance will continue to bring potentially heavy rainfall along the coast over the next few days. Out in the Atlantic east of Florida, ...More >>
    Some tropical activity can be found on both sides of the Lower 48 with our look at the tropics this evening. The first area denoted in the Gulf of Mexico is a large & disorganized area of rain and t-storms affecting the Gulf Coast. Even though the interaction with land and a harsh atmospheric setup eliminating any chances for development, this disturbance will continue to bring potentially heavy rainfall along the coast over the next few days. Out in the Atlantic east of Florida, ...More >>
  • Missouri man charged in abuse that left child brain dead

    Missouri man charged in abuse that left child brain dead

    Monday, July 2 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-07-02 23:50:08 GMT

    Police say the suspect didn't like the fact the child looked like his biological father.

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    Police say the suspect didn't like the fact the child looked like his biological father.

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  • Student who changed his failing grades to As gets probation

    Student who changed his failing grades to As gets probation

    Monday, July 2 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-07-02 23:47:24 GMT

    When records revealed he had achieved an A in math, an academic adviser and the math professor investigated.

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    When records revealed he had achieved an A in math, an academic adviser and the math professor investigated.

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  • Court Ruling Might Help Credit Of Oklahoma School Districts

    Court Ruling Might Help Credit Of Oklahoma School Districts

    Monday, July 2 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-07-02 19:54:24 GMT
         An international credit rating service says a court ruling might help the credit rating of Oklahoma school districts.     A public finance report issued by Moody's Investors Service says an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision that voided an initiative petition to overturn tax hikes to fund public education is "credit positive" for the state's school districts.     The high court's June 22 decision says the proposed referendum was...More >>
         An international credit rating service says a court ruling might help the credit rating of Oklahoma school districts.     A public finance report issued by Moody's Investors Service says an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision that voided an initiative petition to overturn tax hikes to fund public education is "credit positive" for the state's school districts.     The high court's June 22 decision says the proposed referendum was...More >>
  • Kansas Might Be Billed For Expense Of Voter Registration Suit

    Kansas Might Be Billed For Expense Of Voter Registration Suit

    Monday, July 2 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-07-02 19:39:13 GMT
        Not only did the state of Kansas lose the lawsuit over its voter registration law, the state might have to pick up additional expenses for the other side            The ruling that struck down the state's proof-of-citizenship voter registration law leaves Kansas potentially on the hook to pay attorney's fees and costs.      A joint motion filed Monday in a case challenging the state law asks the court to hold off awarding...More >>
        Not only did the state of Kansas lose the lawsuit over its voter registration law, the state might have to pick up additional expenses for the other side            The ruling that struck down the state's proof-of-citizenship voter registration law leaves Kansas potentially on the hook to pay attorney's fees and costs.      A joint motion filed Monday in a case challenging the state law asks the court to hold off awarding...More >>
  • Pittsburg Offers British Soccer Camp

    Pittsburg Offers British Soccer Camp

    Monday, July 2 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-07-02 19:06:55 GMT
    The Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department is teaming up with Challenger Sports to host a week-long youth British Soccer Camp. Challenger Sports provides a range of soccer services and products in the U.S. and Canada. The camp will take place at the Pittsburg State University Robert W. Plaster Center from Monday, July 16th through Friday, July 20th, 2018. City officials say each child will be coached by a member of Challenger's International coaching staff. Two camps wil...More >>
    The Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department is teaming up with Challenger Sports to host a week-long youth British Soccer Camp. Challenger Sports provides a range of soccer services and products in the U.S. and Canada. The camp will take place at the Pittsburg State University Robert W. Plaster Center from Monday, July 16th through Friday, July 20th, 2018. City officials say each child will be coached by a member of Challenger's International coaching staff. Two camps wil...More >>
  • Inmate Disturbance Ends At Kansas Prison

    Inmate Disturbance Ends At Kansas Prison

    Monday, July 2 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-07-02 19:00:58 GMT
        A weekend disturbance involving about 100 inmates in a south-central Kansas prison is over.     Officials say a group of prisoners have surrendered after starting fires inside the maximum-security prison in El Dorado Kansas.     Prison spokesman Samir Arif says the disturbances began around noon Sunday in the recreation yard.     Arif says prisoners refused to leave the yard and started multiple fires inside the prison. &...More >>
        A weekend disturbance involving about 100 inmates in a south-central Kansas prison is over.     Officials say a group of prisoners have surrendered after starting fires inside the maximum-security prison in El Dorado Kansas.     Prison spokesman Samir Arif says the disturbances began around noon Sunday in the recreation yard.     Arif says prisoners refused to leave the yard and started multiple fires inside the prison. &...More >>
  • We're still tops even with the East Coast heatwave

    We're still tops even with the East Coast heatwave

    Monday, July 2 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-07-02 17:08:23 GMT
    While the nationwide talker is the East Coast heatwave, we actually are among the tops in the nation when it comes to 24 hour temperature change, with a double digit increase. That's thanks in part to Sunday only topping out at 83 at Joplin Regional. As a matter of fact, look at the ten day highs and you'll Sundays have become a bit of a saving grace from the heat in between.More >>
    While the nationwide talker is the East Coast heatwave, we actually are among the tops in the nation when it comes to 24 hour temperature change, with a double digit increase. That's thanks in part to Sunday only topping out at 83 at Joplin Regional. As a matter of fact, look at the ten day highs and you'll Sundays have become a bit of a saving grace from the heat in between.More >>
  • Monday morning humidity has it feeling close to 90

    Monday morning humidity has it feeling close to 90

    Monday, July 2 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-07-02 15:27:07 GMT
    It's not yet even 10:30 a.m., and check out what the high relative humidity is doing. While temps are hanging in the low 80s, it's already like it's feeling close to 90.More >>
    It's not yet even 10:30 a.m., and check out what the high relative humidity is doing. While temps are hanging in the low 80s, it's already like it's feeling close to 90.More >>
  • Foggy start to the work week

    Foggy start to the work week

    Monday, July 2 2018 6:56 AM EDT2018-07-02 10:56:19 GMT
    Visibility continues to decrease this Monday morning. Friendly reminder...have your headlights on (not brights), plenty of room between you and other drivers, and a couple of extra minutes to get to your destination safely.More >>
    Visibility continues to decrease this Monday morning. Friendly reminder...have your headlights on (not brights), plenty of room between you and other drivers, and a couple of extra minutes to get to your destination safely.More >>
  • Priest Who Survived Joplin Tornado Retires

    Priest Who Survived Joplin Tornado Retires

    Sunday, July 1 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-07-02 00:18:30 GMT
    A catholic priest who survived the Joplin tornado as his church was destroyed is retiring.  A farewell celebration was held Sunday afternoon for Rev. Justin Monaghan, the pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Many parish members and well-wishers attended to say goodbye to priest 19 years of service. Father Justin was rescued from the church rectory which was destroyed along with St. Mary's church, school and parish center in the Joplin 2011 tornado. The parish rebuilt o...More >>
    A catholic priest who survived the Joplin tornado as his church was destroyed is retiring.  A farewell celebration was held Sunday afternoon for Rev. Justin Monaghan, the pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Many parish members and well-wishers attended to say goodbye to priest 19 years of service. Father Justin was rescued from the church rectory which was destroyed along with St. Mary's church, school and parish center in the Joplin 2011 tornado. The parish rebuilt o...More >>
  • Hero Appreciation Festival

    Hero Appreciation Festival

    Saturday, June 30 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-07-01 02:09:57 GMT

    Charities created a day for military appreciation in the Four State area. The annual event, hosted by Compass Quest Veteran Services and True North Enterprises took place in a new location this year: Joplin! 

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    Charities created a day for military appreciation in the Four State area. The annual event, hosted by Compass Quest Veteran Services and True North Enterprises took place in a new location this year: Joplin! 

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  • A Look at the Tropics - Friday Evening June 29th

    A Look at the Tropics - Friday Evening June 29th

    Friday, June 29 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-06-30 03:53:00 GMT
    Looking at the Tropics late on this Friday night has quite a bit of activity on one side of the continent. In the Atlantic, we're still looking at a calm setup with no development expected over the next 5 days. All the action is over in the waters of the Pacific. Tropical Storm Emilia is still over open water with sustained wind speeds of 45 mph. With its trajectory taking it over cooler ocean waters, it is forecast to weaken back into a depression as we head into Sunday. By late Sund...More >>
    Looking at the Tropics late on this Friday night has quite a bit of activity on one side of the continent. In the Atlantic, we're still looking at a calm setup with no development expected over the next 5 days. All the action is over in the waters of the Pacific. Tropical Storm Emilia is still over open water with sustained wind speeds of 45 mph. With its trajectory taking it over cooler ocean waters, it is forecast to weaken back into a depression as we head into Sunday. By late Sund...More >>
  • Prosecutor: Man tied phone to shoe to shoot lewd video

    Prosecutor: Man tied phone to shoe to shoot lewd video

    Friday, June 29 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-06-29 23:28:42 GMT

    Two women trying on clothes at a mall reported seeing a shoe with a cellphone camera pointed up at them.

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    Two women trying on clothes at a mall reported seeing a shoe with a cellphone camera pointed up at them.

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  • Gov. Parson signs Missouri budget that boosts school funding

    Gov. Parson signs Missouri budget that boosts school funding

    Friday, June 29 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-06-29 23:25:35 GMT

    He also announced he released all spending restrictions former Gov. Eric Greitens placed on the 2018 budget.

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    He also announced he released all spending restrictions former Gov. Eric Greitens placed on the 2018 budget.

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  • Music Highlights 75th Carver Day Celebration

    Music Highlights 75th Carver Day Celebration

    Friday, June 29 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-06-29 21:34:45 GMT
    The George Washington Carver National Monument will be hosting its 75th annual Carver Days on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The park will feature a variety of different music that will represent Carver's spirituality and African American background. The park will welcome performances from Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots, Reverend John Wilkins, Kufara, Arlecia Elkimil, and the First Baptist Choir. The event is free and open to the p...More >>
    The George Washington Carver National Monument will be hosting its 75th annual Carver Days on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The park will feature a variety of different music that will represent Carver's spirituality and African American background. The park will welcome performances from Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots, Reverend John Wilkins, Kufara, Arlecia Elkimil, and the First Baptist Choir. The event is free and open to the p...More >>
  • Oklahoma Governor Drops Plan For Special Session Concerning Marijuana Regulations

    Oklahoma Governor Drops Plan For Special Session Concerning Marijuana Regulations

    Friday, June 29 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-06-29 20:46:37 GMT
        Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says she won't call the Legislature into a special session on medical marijuana after all.       The term-limited Republican said in a statement Friday she has conferred with House and Senate leaders and they decided emergency rules from the state health department will suffice in safely allowing medicinal use of cannabis.       Before voters approved State Question 788 on Tuesday, Fallin had warn...More >>
        Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says she won't call the Legislature into a special session on medical marijuana after all.       The term-limited Republican said in a statement Friday she has conferred with House and Senate leaders and they decided emergency rules from the state health department will suffice in safely allowing medicinal use of cannabis.       Before voters approved State Question 788 on Tuesday, Fallin had warn...More >>
  • Arvest Bank Fights Food Insecurity With Donation

    Arvest Bank Fights Food Insecurity With Donation

    Friday, June 29 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-06-29 20:35:29 GMT

    Joplin bright futures received a sizable donation this morning. Arvest Bank presented the nonprofit with a $5,635.82 check for its snack program. It's all a part of the bank's One Million Meals program -- which sets aside a couple months to raise money and awareness for people who live with food insecurity. The program has raised enough money for more than 2 million meals in its eight years.

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    Joplin bright futures received a sizable donation this morning. Arvest Bank presented the nonprofit with a $5,635.82 check for its snack program. It's all a part of the bank's One Million Meals program -- which sets aside a couple months to raise money and awareness for people who live with food insecurity. The program has raised enough money for more than 2 million meals in its eight years.

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  • Battle of Carthage State Historic Site To Hold Public Meeting

    Battle of Carthage State Historic Site To Hold Public Meeting

    Friday, June 29 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-06-29 19:58:26 GMT
    Battle of Carthage State Historic Site is hosting an informational meeting open to the public on Thursday, July 5, at 6 p.m. Missouri State Parks is seeking local input about the Battle of Carthage and Osage Village. The meetings will also give staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the park or historic site. Battle of Carthage State Historic Site is located at 111 West Chestnut Street, Carthage. For more information about the inform...More >>
    Battle of Carthage State Historic Site is hosting an informational meeting open to the public on Thursday, July 5, at 6 p.m. Missouri State Parks is seeking local input about the Battle of Carthage and Osage Village. The meetings will also give staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the park or historic site. Battle of Carthage State Historic Site is located at 111 West Chestnut Street, Carthage. For more information about the inform...More >>
  • Oklahoma Doctor Charged With Murdering Patients

    Oklahoma Doctor Charged With Murdering Patients

    Friday, June 29 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-06-29 19:00:44 GMT
        An Oklahoma doctor has pleaded not guilty on charges of  second-degree murder in the deaths of five patients.     Authorities say the deaths were due to powerful painkillers and other drugs prescribed to them by 58-year-old Dr. Regan Nichols of Midwest City Oklahoma.     Prosecutors allege Nichols prescribed a total of more than 1,800 opioid pills to the patients who died. Prosecutors say three of the five were prescribed a lethal ...More >>
        An Oklahoma doctor has pleaded not guilty on charges of  second-degree murder in the deaths of five patients.     Authorities say the deaths were due to powerful painkillers and other drugs prescribed to them by 58-year-old Dr. Regan Nichols of Midwest City Oklahoma.     Prosecutors allege Nichols prescribed a total of more than 1,800 opioid pills to the patients who died. Prosecutors say three of the five were prescribed a lethal ...More >>
  • It's been a scorching 60 days

    It's been a scorching 60 days

    Friday, June 29 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-29 17:11:04 GMT
    Go back to May 1 and take it 60 days up to this afternoon, and here's a look at some average temperatures and where that ranks historically:More >>
    Go back to May 1 and take it 60 days up to this afternoon, and here's a look at some average temperatures and where that ranks historically:More >>
  • Thursday was the hottest day of the...so far

    Thursday was the hottest day of the...so far

    Friday, June 29 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-06-29 16:18:31 GMT
    Here's what a pair of airport recording of 97 degrees means:More >>
    Here's what a pair of airport recording of 97 degrees means:More >>
  • Scorching heat dominates north & south

    Scorching heat dominates north & south

    Friday, June 29 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-06-29 15:55:25 GMT
    Here at home we're looking at Excessive Heat Warnings in pink and Heat Advisories in orange. But it's not just us, take a look at the regional map. Those Warnings and Advisories run vertically from Louisiana all the way to the Great Lakes, and then spread as far east as New York.More >>
    Here at home we're looking at Excessive Heat Warnings in pink and Heat Advisories in orange. But it's not just us, take a look at the regional map. Those Warnings and Advisories run vertically from Louisiana all the way to the Great Lakes, and then spread as far east as New York.More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - June 29th AM

    A Look at the Tropics - June 29th AM

    Friday, June 29 2018 4:06 AM EDT2018-06-29 08:06:01 GMT
    In the Tropics, we still don't have any active systems or tropical waves in the Atlantic Basin. Over in the Pacific, we're watching three areas. We have Tropical Storm Emilia with sustained wind speeds of 50 mph from the 10 PM Advisory Thursday night. As it continues to move northwest over open water, it's sustained wind speeds will strengthen to 60-65 mph wind speeds. Beyond Sunday, it's forecast to weaken back into a depression before dissipating by the middle of next week. Els...More >>
    In the Tropics, we still don't have any active systems or tropical waves in the Atlantic Basin. Over in the Pacific, we're watching three areas. We have Tropical Storm Emilia with sustained wind speeds of 50 mph from the 10 PM Advisory Thursday night. As it continues to move northwest over open water, it's sustained wind speeds will strengthen to 60-65 mph wind speeds. Beyond Sunday, it's forecast to weaken back into a depression before dissipating by the middle of next week. Els...More >>
  • Missouri Man Admits Series Of Armed Robberies

    Missouri Man Admits Series Of Armed Robberies

    Friday, June 29 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-06-29 04:32:05 GMT
        A Missouri man is likely to spend decades in prison for a series of armed robberies that ended with the death of another suspect.     Federal prosecutors say 23-year-old Deonte Collins-Abbott of Grandview Missouri pleaded guilty Thursday to robbery and firearms charges.      Collins-Abbott admitted to eight armed robberies in early 2016, though federal investigators believe he was involved in at least 27.      The crimes ...More >>
        A Missouri man is likely to spend decades in prison for a series of armed robberies that ended with the death of another suspect.     Federal prosecutors say 23-year-old Deonte Collins-Abbott of Grandview Missouri pleaded guilty Thursday to robbery and firearms charges.      Collins-Abbott admitted to eight armed robberies in early 2016, though federal investigators believe he was involved in at least 27.      The crimes ...More >>
  • Missouri Woman Sentenced For Evading Taxes On Stolen Money

    Missouri Woman Sentenced For Evading Taxes On Stolen Money

    Thursday, June 28 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-06-29 03:59:25 GMT
        A judge has sentenced a Missouri woman to two years in federal prison for failing to pay taxes on the money she stole.     Prosecutors say 56-year-old Tammera Goodman of Kansas City embezzled around $465,000 from her family's restoration business to pay personal credit card bills and her mortgage while working as the office manager. Prosecutors say the company chose not to prosecute Goodman and allowed her to continue to work there.     ...More >>
        A judge has sentenced a Missouri woman to two years in federal prison for failing to pay taxes on the money she stole.     Prosecutors say 56-year-old Tammera Goodman of Kansas City embezzled around $465,000 from her family's restoration business to pay personal credit card bills and her mortgage while working as the office manager. Prosecutors say the company chose not to prosecute Goodman and allowed her to continue to work there.     ...More >>
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Police For Death Of A Kansas Man

    Lawsuit Filed Against Police For Death Of A Kansas Man

    Thursday, June 28 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-06-29 02:52:59 GMT
           The family and supporters of a black Topeka man killed last year by police are speaking out against the city, the department and what they called unjustified violence by law enforcement toward black men as they discuss a federal civil rights lawsuit.     The suit alleges that the two white officers, Michael Cruse and Justin Mackey, lacked legal justification when they fatally shot Dominique White after a struggle in September near a park in To...More >>
           The family and supporters of a black Topeka man killed last year by police are speaking out against the city, the department and what they called unjustified violence by law enforcement toward black men as they discuss a federal civil rights lawsuit.     The suit alleges that the two white officers, Michael Cruse and Justin Mackey, lacked legal justification when they fatally shot Dominique White after a struggle in September near a park in To...More >>
  • Officials Celebrate The Grand Opening Of The Newton County Judicial Center

    Officials Celebrate The Grand Opening Of The Newton County Judicial Center

    Thursday, June 28 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-06-29 01:55:36 GMT

    There was a celebration in Newton county for the grand opening of the new judicial center. It has several new features placing an emphasis on security. Things such as something called a sally port, it's where inmates can be transported to court in a more secure fashion than before. And a separate entrance for judges to the courtroom. County officials are excited about the upgrades and the location. The center has actually been open for a year -- but renovations wer...

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    There was a celebration in Newton county for the grand opening of the new judicial center. It has several new features placing an emphasis on security. Things such as something called a sally port, it's where inmates can be transported to court in a more secure fashion than before. And a separate entrance for judges to the courtroom. County officials are excited about the upgrades and the location. The center has actually been open for a year -- but renovations wer...

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  • Missouri man sues lawmaker after being blocked on Twitter

    Missouri man sues lawmaker after being blocked on Twitter

    Thursday, June 28 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-06-29 00:31:53 GMT

    The lawsuit argues that Twitter is a public forum and blocking constituents because of their political views violates their First Amendment rights.

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    The lawsuit argues that Twitter is a public forum and blocking constituents because of their political views violates their First Amendment rights.

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  • Colyer: I want to be governor that ends abortions in Kansas

    Colyer: I want to be governor that ends abortions in Kansas

    Thursday, June 28 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-06-29 00:28:07 GMT

    Colyer says there remains a need to stack the courts, Congress and state legislatures with those who oppose abortions.

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    Colyer says there remains a need to stack the courts, Congress and state legislatures with those who oppose abortions.

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  • Mercy Sparks Kids Interest In Medical Field With MASH Camp

    Mercy Sparks Kids Interest In Medical Field With MASH Camp

    Thursday, June 28 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-06-28 21:15:31 GMT

    Some local kids today got a look inside the health care profession. Mercy Hospital hosted MASH camp. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders took part in a variety of activities including gowning and gloving for infection control, touring the hospital, therapy activities, and helicopter and ambulance tours. The goal is to spark kids' interest in the medical field. 43 kids attended mash camp.

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    Some local kids today got a look inside the health care profession. Mercy Hospital hosted MASH camp. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders took part in a variety of activities including gowning and gloving for infection control, touring the hospital, therapy activities, and helicopter and ambulance tours. The goal is to spark kids' interest in the medical field. 43 kids attended mash camp.

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  • Missouri Lawmaker Sued For Twitter Blocking

    Missouri Lawmaker Sued For Twitter Blocking

    Thursday, June 28 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-06-28 19:06:00 GMT
        A Missouri man is suing his state representative after being blocked by her Twitter account.     Mike Campbell, a personal injury lawyer living in Centralia, says he was blocked from Republican Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch's account after he retweeted another state representative who criticized her.       The lawsuit filed in federal court argues that Twitter is a public forum and blocking constituents because of their polit...More >>
        A Missouri man is suing his state representative after being blocked by her Twitter account.     Mike Campbell, a personal injury lawyer living in Centralia, says he was blocked from Republican Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch's account after he retweeted another state representative who criticized her.       The lawsuit filed in federal court argues that Twitter is a public forum and blocking constituents because of their polit...More >>
  • Excessive Heat Warnings spreading

    Excessive Heat Warnings spreading

    Thursday, June 28 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-06-28 17:02:08 GMT
    Triple digit heat indices on the board and the advancement of Excessive Heat Warnings (indicated in pink, Heat Advisories in orange) from where we started this morning, as this may end up being the hottest day we've had in 2018.More >>
    Triple digit heat indices on the board and the advancement of Excessive Heat Warnings (indicated in pink, Heat Advisories in orange) from where we started this morning, as this may end up being the hottest day we've had in 2018.More >>
  • Heat Related Illnesses & Symptoms

    Heat Related Illnesses & Symptoms

    Thursday, June 28 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-06-28 14:24:06 GMT
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    Be aware of the following for heat related illnesses:More >>
  • Heat Advisories for a scorching Thursday

    Heat Advisories for a scorching Thursday

    Thursday, June 28 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-06-28 11:05:47 GMT
    Feeling like it's in between 104-107 degrees this afternoon and if we can hit 97 degrees for a high, it will make it the hottest day so far in 2018.More >>
    Feeling like it's in between 104-107 degrees this afternoon and if we can hit 97 degrees for a high, it will make it the hottest day so far in 2018.More >>
  • A Look At the Tropics - June 27th

    A Look At the Tropics - June 27th

    Thursday, June 28 2018 2:58 AM EDT2018-06-28 06:58:37 GMT
    Looking at the Tropics, it was a bit active on the Pacific side for June 27th. On the Atlantic side, there are no active systems present and no development is expected over the next 5 days. Back to the Pacific, we have one active system. Tropical Depression Six-E had sustained wind speeds at 35 mph while it continues its west-northwest trajectory at 15 mph. It is forecast to become Tropical Storm Emilia Thursday as it remains over open water. In the meantime, we have two other waves w...More >>
    Looking at the Tropics, it was a bit active on the Pacific side for June 27th. On the Atlantic side, there are no active systems present and no development is expected over the next 5 days. Back to the Pacific, we have one active system. Tropical Depression Six-E had sustained wind speeds at 35 mph while it continues its west-northwest trajectory at 15 mph. It is forecast to become Tropical Storm Emilia Thursday as it remains over open water. In the meantime, we have two other waves w...More >>
  • Professor arrested in Missouri on sex charge

    Professor arrested in Missouri on sex charge

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-06-28 00:23:41 GMT

    Authorities say the professor traveled to Missouri to have sex with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

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    Authorities say the professor traveled to Missouri to have sex with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

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  • Lawsuit claims hot roll caused burn for disabled veteran

    Lawsuit claims hot roll caused burn for disabled veteran

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-06-28 00:19:53 GMT

    The suit says a man and his family were at Lambert's last year when the server placed an extremely hot roll on his plate.

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    The suit says a man and his family were at Lambert's last year when the server placed an extremely hot roll on his plate.

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  • Joe Jackson, patriarch of musical Jackson family, dies at 89

    Joe Jackson, patriarch of musical Jackson family, dies at 89

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-27 22:48:25 GMT

    Joe Jackson, the fearsome stage dad of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and their talented siblings, who took his family from poverty and launched a musical dynasty, died Wednesday. He was 89. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told The Associated Press that Joe Jackson died at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Fudenberg said he did not have full details, and a determination was not immediately made about whether his office would...

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    Joe Jackson, the fearsome stage dad of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and their talented siblings, who took his family from poverty and launched a musical dynasty, died Wednesday. He was 89. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told The Associated Press that Joe Jackson died at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Fudenberg said he did not have full details, and a determination was not immediately made about whether his office would...

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  • Joplin Business Donates to Children's Haven

    Joplin Business Donates to Children's Haven

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-06-27 22:31:28 GMT
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    The Children's Haven Playground Project gets some financial help. HuHot Mongolian Grill presented a check to Children's Haven for $1,200 on June 25th, 2018, in Joplin. The money will help expand the Joplin shelter's outdoor playground and increase safe accessibility for children experiencing a family crisis. Throughout the month of April, HuHot Mongolian Grill sold paper swing sets for $1.00 each, matched the sales dollar per dollar, and donated 100% of it to Children'...More >>
    The Children's Haven Playground Project gets some financial help. HuHot Mongolian Grill presented a check to Children's Haven for $1,200 on June 25th, 2018, in Joplin. The money will help expand the Joplin shelter's outdoor playground and increase safe accessibility for children experiencing a family crisis. Throughout the month of April, HuHot Mongolian Grill sold paper swing sets for $1.00 each, matched the sales dollar per dollar, and donated 100% of it to Children'...More >>
  • Route 66 Makes National Trust's Endangered Watch List

    Route 66 Makes National Trust's Endangered Watch List

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-06-27 21:59:28 GMT
    A private nonprofit includes Route 66 to its list of places around the U.S. that are at risk because of development or neglect. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is identifying 11 places around the U.S. that it says are at risk. The private nonprofit releases its annual endangered places list to help mobilize support for preservation. The 2018 list includes Route 66, African-American historic sites in Connecticut and Mississippi, and Denver's Larimer Square. The Na...More >>
    A private nonprofit includes Route 66 to its list of places around the U.S. that are at risk because of development or neglect. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is identifying 11 places around the U.S. that it says are at risk. The private nonprofit releases its annual endangered places list to help mobilize support for preservation. The 2018 list includes Route 66, African-American historic sites in Connecticut and Mississippi, and Denver's Larimer Square. The Na...More >>
  • Private Firm Will Represent Kansas In Ballot Suit

    Private Firm Will Represent Kansas In Ballot Suit

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-06-27 20:23:10 GMT
         A private law firm will defend Kansas against a federal lawsuit filed by a Massachusetts man seeking to appear on the Republican primary ballot for attorney general.       Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says that as a candidate himself for attorney general he has a personal interest in the outcome.      So Schmidt says his office has hired the Hinkle Law Firm in Wichita to avoid any potential conflict of interest ...More >>
         A private law firm will defend Kansas against a federal lawsuit filed by a Massachusetts man seeking to appear on the Republican primary ballot for attorney general.       Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says that as a candidate himself for attorney general he has a personal interest in the outcome.      So Schmidt says his office has hired the Hinkle Law Firm in Wichita to avoid any potential conflict of interest ...More >>
  • Heat Advisories in effect for Wednesday

    Heat Advisories in effect for Wednesday

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-06-27 12:17:00 GMT
    A batch of brutal heat and humidity after the thunderstorms has Heat Advisories in effect for today and tomorrow. Feeling like it's around 105 this afternoon. Take precautions if you're outside for prolonged periods of time and make sure you check on your neighbors who may be vulnerable in these conditions.More >>
    A batch of brutal heat and humidity after the thunderstorms has Heat Advisories in effect for today and tomorrow. Feeling like it's around 105 this afternoon. Take precautions if you're outside for prolonged periods of time and make sure you check on your neighbors who may be vulnerable in these conditions.More >>
  • Woman says she suffered whiplash on water ride

    Woman says she suffered whiplash on water ride

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-06-26 23:27:14 GMT

    The ride opened this summer at Six Flags in suburban St. Louis.

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    The ride opened this summer at Six Flags in suburban St. Louis.

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  • Missouri lawmakers spent $110,000 related to Greitens probe

    Missouri lawmakers spent $110,000 related to Greitens probe

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-06-26 23:22:39 GMT

    That includes more than $36,000 for lawmakers to return to the Capitol on June 11 to hear a speech from new Gov. Mike Parson.

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    That includes more than $36,000 for lawmakers to return to the Capitol on June 11 to hear a speech from new Gov. Mike Parson.

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  • 4th of July Events in the Four States

    4th of July Events in the Four States

    Monday, July 2 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-07-02 16:46:08 GMT

    Kansas Crawford County Fairgrounds - Smokin' Hot Independence Day Celebration - July 1 Crawford County State Park - Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks - July 2 Mulberry, KS - Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks - July 3 Hepler, KS - Independence Day Celebration & Rodeo - July 3-4 Pittsburg, KS - Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks - July 3-4 Parsons, KS - Music in the Park Series, 4th of July Celebration - July 4 Columbus, KS - 4th of July Celebration ...

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    Kansas Crawford County Fairgrounds - Smokin' Hot Independence Day Celebration - July 1 Crawford County State Park - Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks - July 2 Mulberry, KS - Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks - July 3 Hepler, KS - Independence Day Celebration & Rodeo - July 3-4 Pittsburg, KS - Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks - July 3-4 Parsons, KS - Music in the Park Series, 4th of July Celebration - July 4 Columbus, KS - 4th of July Celebration ...

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  • Severe Thunderstorm Watches Expanded

    Severe Thunderstorm Watches Expanded

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-06-26 17:39:32 GMT
    We now see the majority of SWMO under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch as well with these not set to expire until 9 p.m.More >>
    We now see the majority of SWMO under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch as well with these not set to expire until 9 p.m.More >>
  • Scorcher of an afternoon before thunderstorms move in

    Scorcher of an afternoon before thunderstorms move in

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-06-26 17:24:56 GMT
    Already seeing heat indices eclipse triple digits and we're not done warming up before the thunderstorms begin to move in later this afternoon.More >>
    Already seeing heat indices eclipse triple digits and we're not done warming up before the thunderstorms begin to move in later this afternoon.More >>
  • K9 Assists in $10 Million Drug Bust in Chicago

    K9 Assists in $10 Million Drug Bust in Chicago

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-06-26 16:43:15 GMT
    CHICAGO (CBS) Chicago police are praising a very good dog on the force after one of their K9s made a $10 million pot bust this weekend. The police dog smelled drugs in a vehicle and trailer pulled over by Narcotics Unit officers. Investigators ended up seizing more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana. Police also recovered other cannabis products and paraphernalia from the vehicle. Police posted pictures of their dog and his bounty on Facebook and the post has been shared more than 5,000...More >>
    CHICAGO (CBS) Chicago police are praising a very good dog on the force after one of their K9s made a $10 million pot bust this weekend. The police dog smelled drugs in a vehicle and trailer pulled over by Narcotics Unit officers. Investigators ended up seizing more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana. Police also recovered other cannabis products and paraphernalia from the vehicle. Police posted pictures of their dog and his bounty on Facebook and the post has been shared more than 5,000...More >>
  • Thunderstorm Watches begin for SEK

    Thunderstorm Watches begin for SEK

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-06-26 14:18:21 GMT
    Severe Thunderstorm Watches now underway for the counties in orange until late this afternoon.More >>
    Severe Thunderstorm Watches now underway for the counties in orange until late this afternoon.More >>
  • Updated T-Storm Risk Map for Tuesday

    Updated T-Storm Risk Map for Tuesday

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 9:15 AM EDT2018-06-26 13:15:00 GMT
    We've seen the "elevated" category extend west in SEK. Main threats high winds, heavy rainfall, and hail.More >>
    We've seen the "elevated" category extend west in SEK. Main threats high winds, heavy rainfall, and hail.More >>
  • Tuesday Sunrise Forecast with more T-Storms on the horizon

    Tuesday Sunrise Forecast with more T-Storms on the horizon

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 7:08 AM EDT2018-06-26 11:08:32 GMT
    Now that we pushed the overnight thunderstorms off the the east, we get a little morning break on the Skywatch Storm Tracker. And while we will start our string of 90 degree daily highs today, more importantly let's keep our eyes to the northwest where afternoon thunderstorms are going to form and intensify as they push through southeast through the nighttime hours bringing high winds and even some hail.More >>
    Now that we pushed the overnight thunderstorms off the the east, we get a little morning break on the Skywatch Storm Tracker. And while we will start our string of 90 degree daily highs today, more importantly let's keep our eyes to the northwest where afternoon thunderstorms are going to form and intensify as they push through southeast through the nighttime hours bringing high winds and even some hail.More >>
  • Oklahoma Primary Draws High Early Vote

    Oklahoma Primary Draws High Early Vote

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-06-26 04:02:42 GMT
        Oklahoma voters Tuesday are deciding whether to legalize medicinal marijuana and who will appear be the nominees for the state's open governor's seat, but an unusually high number of ballots were submitted early.            Oklahoma election officials say nearly twice as many people voted early in this year's primary elections compared to four years ago, and enthusiasm is particularly high among Democrats.      ...More >>
        Oklahoma voters Tuesday are deciding whether to legalize medicinal marijuana and who will appear be the nominees for the state's open governor's seat, but an unusually high number of ballots were submitted early.            Oklahoma election officials say nearly twice as many people voted early in this year's primary elections compared to four years ago, and enthusiasm is particularly high among Democrats.      ...More >>
  • Kansas Supreme Court Says School Funding Still Falls Short

    Kansas Supreme Court Says School Funding Still Falls Short

    Monday, June 25 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-06-26 03:50:15 GMT
        For the third time in two years, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state's spending on public schools is inadequate.     However, the court gave lawmakers another year to come up with more funding.       On Monday, the justices rejected arguments from the state that a new law phasing in a $548 million increase in funding over five years is enough to provide a "suitable" education for every child as specifie...More >>
        For the third time in two years, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state's spending on public schools is inadequate.     However, the court gave lawmakers another year to come up with more funding.       On Monday, the justices rejected arguments from the state that a new law phasing in a $548 million increase in funding over five years is enough to provide a "suitable" education for every child as specifie...More >>
  • Missouri continues survey of untested rape kits

    Missouri continues survey of untested rape kits

    Monday, June 25 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-06-25 23:48:00 GMT

    The Missouri AG says almost 4,890 rape kits sitting in police evidence lockers or hospital storage likely represents only a fraction of the untested evidence across the state.

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    The Missouri AG says almost 4,890 rape kits sitting in police evidence lockers or hospital storage likely represents only a fraction of the untested evidence across the state.

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  • Extra Tornado Recovery Funds

    Extra Tornado Recovery Funds

    Monday, June 25 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-06-25 23:39:17 GMT

    The City of Joplin is planning 3 extra projects in the tornado recovery zone with the 4.5 million extra dollars it has to spend. 

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    The City of Joplin is planning 3 extra projects in the tornado recovery zone with the 4.5 million extra dollars it has to spend. 

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  • Kansas Man Files Lawsuit Against Pizza Hut Over Delivery Practices

    Kansas Man Files Lawsuit Against Pizza Hut Over Delivery Practices

    Monday, June 25 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-06-25 23:11:42 GMT

    The lawsuit alleges the popular pizza chain's promise to get customers "hot pizza quickly" is responsible for a crash that killed a man's mother and injured his grandmother.

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    The lawsuit alleges the popular pizza chain's promise to get customers "hot pizza quickly" is responsible for a crash that killed a man's mother and injured his grandmother.

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  • New Law Will Protect Kansans Who Perform Hot Vehicle Rescues

    New Law Will Protect Kansans Who Perform Hot Vehicle Rescues

    Monday, June 25 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-06-25 20:09:25 GMT

         Representatives of several organizations met Monday to discuss a new Kansas law concerning rescues from hot vehicles.     The law that takes effect on July first, will legally protect good Samaritans who break into vehicles to save overheating children, animals and vulnerable adults     It'll provide immunity from civil liability when a vehicle is damaged by a person trying to aid a "vulnerable person or domestic animal" in s...

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         Representatives of several organizations met Monday to discuss a new Kansas law concerning rescues from hot vehicles.     The law that takes effect on July first, will legally protect good Samaritans who break into vehicles to save overheating children, animals and vulnerable adults     It'll provide immunity from civil liability when a vehicle is damaged by a person trying to aid a "vulnerable person or domestic animal" in s...

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  • On the bright side, at least there's a little afternoon break

    On the bright side, at least there's a little afternoon break

    Monday, June 25 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-06-25 17:21:50 GMT
    Even seeing some patches of blue sky and sunshine in time for the lunch hour. Just a sliver of precip remaining in NEOK, and that line where it's sitting (just south of I-44) is the same track where we'll see some scattered showers tonight.More >>
    Even seeing some patches of blue sky and sunshine in time for the lunch hour. Just a sliver of precip remaining in NEOK, and that line where it's sitting (just south of I-44) is the same track where we'll see some scattered showers tonight.More >>
  • Rain amount depended on far west you live

    Rain amount depended on far west you live

    Monday, June 25 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-06-25 17:10:16 GMT
    As our morning storms broke up right around the KS/MO state line, take a look at the rain totals since midnight as you work out farther west.More >>
    As our morning storms broke up right around the KS/MO state line, take a look at the rain totals since midnight as you work out farther west.More >>
  • Thunderstorm filled Monday

    Thunderstorm filled Monday

    Monday, June 25 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-06-25 10:54:39 GMT

    Thunderstorm filled morning with lightning on the front side making it's way toward the MO/KS state line and then heavy rainfall proceeding it. Highs in the mid 80s, but the umbrella is necessary all day long.

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    Thunderstorm filled morning with lightning on the front side making it's way toward the MO/KS state line and then heavy rainfall proceeding it. Highs in the mid 80s, but the umbrella is necessary all day long.

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  • Amateur Radio Fun

    Amateur Radio Fun

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-06-25 01:01:13 GMT

    The Joplin Amateur Radio Club didn't let the wet weather spoil their annual field day, Sunday. 

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    The Joplin Amateur Radio Club didn't let the wet weather spoil their annual field day, Sunday. 

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  • Group Keeps Traditional Music Alive With Monthly Meetings

    Group Keeps Traditional Music Alive With Monthly Meetings

    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-06-24 21:55:50 GMT
    There was plenty of toe-tapping fun to be had the Crawford County Historical Museum today. The Pittsburg Old Time Fiddlers and Pickers held their monthly meeting. Equipped with only acoustic instruments, musicians and music lovers sat in a circle playing traditional songs ranging from folk to celtic. Timothy Anderson started the group back in April as way for people to share their appreciation for the genre, and it's attracted members from a wide age range. Pittsburg Old Tim...More >>
    There was plenty of toe-tapping fun to be had the Crawford County Historical Museum today. The Pittsburg Old Time Fiddlers and Pickers held their monthly meeting. Equipped with only acoustic instruments, musicians and music lovers sat in a circle playing traditional songs ranging from folk to celtic. Timothy Anderson started the group back in April as way for people to share their appreciation for the genre, and it's attracted members from a wide age range. Pittsburg Old Tim...More >>
  • Severe T-Storm Chances for Sunday and Monday

    Severe T-Storm Chances for Sunday and Monday

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:30 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:30:22 GMT
    With a few systems around the area looking to change our weather setup a little bit, we'll have to keep an eye on some strong to severe t-storm chances. Early Sunday morning, we'll have some t-storms out in western Kansas try to sneak into our corners of Kansas and Oklahoma. By the time they work in here, we shouldn't have a severe threat. With that said, have the rain gear handy before church and breakfast in the morning. Sunday evening will be the time we'll have our eyes back out i...More >>
    With a few systems around the area looking to change our weather setup a little bit, we'll have to keep an eye on some strong to severe t-storm chances. Early Sunday morning, we'll have some t-storms out in western Kansas try to sneak into our corners of Kansas and Oklahoma. By the time they work in here, we shouldn't have a severe threat. With that said, have the rain gear handy before church and breakfast in the morning. Sunday evening will be the time we'll have our eyes back out i...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - June 23rd

    A Look at the Tropics - June 23rd

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:17:08 GMT
    Looking at the Pacific and Atlantic, there is some tropical activity to keep an eye on. The Atlantic Ocean is staying quiet for now and looks to stay quiet for the next 5 days. In the Pacific, there are 3 areas we're watching. First, we're watching Tropical Depression Five-E that is forecast to become Tropical Storm Daniel on Sunday. Southeast of that system, the system denoted by the orange "X" has disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity over a broad area. With an env...More >>
    Looking at the Pacific and Atlantic, there is some tropical activity to keep an eye on. The Atlantic Ocean is staying quiet for now and looks to stay quiet for the next 5 days. In the Pacific, there are 3 areas we're watching. First, we're watching Tropical Depression Five-E that is forecast to become Tropical Storm Daniel on Sunday. Southeast of that system, the system denoted by the orange "X" has disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity over a broad area. With an env...More >>
  • Depression in the Pacific Could Become Daniel Soon

    Depression in the Pacific Could Become Daniel Soon

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:04:35 GMT
    From the National Hurricane Center, we have a new Tropical Depression out in the Pacific Ocean. From the 10 PM Advisory, Five-E sits 705 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. It was maintaining sustained wind speeds of 55 mph with the system moving north at 9 mph. As it continues moving north into Sunday morning, it's forecast to become Tropical Storm Daniel. The forecast shows it peaking with sustained wind speeds of only 40 mph before it weakens back into a depr...More >>
    From the National Hurricane Center, we have a new Tropical Depression out in the Pacific Ocean. From the 10 PM Advisory, Five-E sits 705 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. It was maintaining sustained wind speeds of 55 mph with the system moving north at 9 mph. As it continues moving north into Sunday morning, it's forecast to become Tropical Storm Daniel. The forecast shows it peaking with sustained wind speeds of only 40 mph before it weakens back into a depr...More >>
  • Looking Dry As We Head Into July

    Looking Dry As We Head Into July

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:52:39 GMT
    If you're hoping for some good rain chances to start the month of July off, the news doesn't look promising for us. The summer is usually our drier season in the Four State Area. With that said, it's no surprise that we have better odds of starting the month off on a drier than normal note. With the upper level ridge planning on returning, that shunts any meaningful rain chances off to our west, north and east. Now, we could see some days to start the month with random summer-time pop...More >>
    If you're hoping for some good rain chances to start the month of July off, the news doesn't look promising for us. The summer is usually our drier season in the Four State Area. With that said, it's no surprise that we have better odds of starting the month off on a drier than normal note. With the upper level ridge planning on returning, that shunts any meaningful rain chances off to our west, north and east. Now, we could see some days to start the month with random summer-time pop...More >>
  • Looking Hot Going Into the Start of July

    Looking Hot Going Into the Start of July

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:39:48 GMT
    Sticking with Doug's pattern and going with the forecast from the Climate Prediction Center, it looks as though the summer heat will return. From the central to the eastern United States, odds are very favorable that we'll have temperatures above normal going into the first week of July. For us, normal highs to start the month of July range between 89° and 90°. With the high odds of us being above normal, I wouldn't be surprised if we had highs in the middle to upper 90s to st...More >>
    Sticking with Doug's pattern and going with the forecast from the Climate Prediction Center, it looks as though the summer heat will return. From the central to the eastern United States, odds are very favorable that we'll have temperatures above normal going into the first week of July. For us, normal highs to start the month of July range between 89° and 90°. With the high odds of us being above normal, I wouldn't be surprised if we had highs in the middle to upper 90s to st...More >>
  • Talkin' Tractors

    Talkin' Tractors

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-06-24 00:54:32 GMT

    The Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club brought folks back to the good ol' days of farming, Saturday. 

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    The Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club brought folks back to the good ol' days of farming, Saturday. 

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  • Antique Farm Machinery On Display In Annual Show

    Antique Farm Machinery On Display In Annual Show

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:07:58 GMT
    A couple hundred people came out to the Crawford County Historical Museum this weekend to get a glimpse of farming in the good ole days. The Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club hosted its annual show. It featured several exhibits and demonstrations of antique farm machinery. The show also included live music, games, a flea market and other activities. For many attendees the 30-year-old event brings out feelings of nostalgia. Shaw DuAll tractors and monitor ...More >>
    A couple hundred people came out to the Crawford County Historical Museum this weekend to get a glimpse of farming in the good ole days. The Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club hosted its annual show. It featured several exhibits and demonstrations of antique farm machinery. The show also included live music, games, a flea market and other activities. For many attendees the 30-year-old event brings out feelings of nostalgia. Shaw DuAll tractors and monitor ...More >>
  • Iola Police Fight Against Drugs With Fishing

    Iola Police Fight Against Drugs With Fishing

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:58:51 GMT
    Some kids in Iola, KS took advantage of the nice weather for some fishing today. The Iola Police Department hosted its annual Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs Fishing Derby. Children between the ages of two and seventeen aimed for top prize in three categories: catching the most fish, the largest fish and the smallest fish. The goal of the event is to introduce the kids to a hobby from a young age. Police say it's a great way to keep them off of drugs, which makes a positive...More >>
    Some kids in Iola, KS took advantage of the nice weather for some fishing today. The Iola Police Department hosted its annual Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs Fishing Derby. Children between the ages of two and seventeen aimed for top prize in three categories: catching the most fish, the largest fish and the smallest fish. The goal of the event is to introduce the kids to a hobby from a young age. Police say it's a great way to keep them off of drugs, which makes a positive...More >>
  • Juvenile offenders make comfort kits for kids in hardship

    Juvenile offenders make comfort kits for kids in hardship

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:46:24 GMT

    Each kit contains a children's book, crisis information, a stuffed animal and a birth certificate for the toy.

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    Each kit contains a children's book, crisis information, a stuffed animal and a birth certificate for the toy.

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  • University of Oklahoma layoffs possible

    University of Oklahoma layoffs possible

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:44:26 GMT

    The university faces a $15 million operating loss for the coming fiscal year.

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    The university faces a $15 million operating loss for the coming fiscal year.

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  • Toys "R" Us Enters Its Final Week

    Toys "R" Us Enters Its Final Week

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:33:38 GMT

    According to posts on social media, Toys "R" Us will close its doors for good on June 29th, 2018. On March 15th, 2018, Toys "R" Us announced its plans to end operations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. All locations have liquidation sales underway. Click here for updates Previous Story: Toys"R"Us to Wind Down U.S. Business Just 9 Days Left to shop at ToysRUs #toyrusclosingsale pic.twitter.com/8ZOsUxZ9QV — ToysRUs (@ToysRUs) June 20, 2018

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    According to posts on social media, Toys "R" Us will close its doors for good on June 29th, 2018. On March 15th, 2018, Toys "R" Us announced its plans to end operations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. All locations have liquidation sales underway. Click here for updates Previous Story: Toys"R"Us to Wind Down U.S. Business Just 9 Days Left to shop at ToysRUs #toyrusclosingsale pic.twitter.com/8ZOsUxZ9QV — ToysRUs (@ToysRUs) June 20, 2018

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  • Governor Parson Signed First Bills as Missouri's Governor

    Governor Parson Signed First Bills as Missouri's Governor

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:06:04 GMT
    Missouri Gov. ParsonMissouri Gov. Parson

    (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) - Today (June 22, 2018), Governor Parson signed his first bills as the Governor of Missouri. He signed into law HB 1831, HB 2101, SB 593, SB 594, and SB 782. "Our top objective is to move Missouri forward. Today, by signing these bills into law, we are headed the right direction. The legislature should be proud of the work that was done this year. Many significant bills were passed during this very productive session," said Governor Parson. The followi...

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    (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) - Today (June 22, 2018), Governor Parson signed his first bills as the Governor of Missouri. He signed into law HB 1831, HB 2101, SB 593, SB 594, and SB 782. "Our top objective is to move Missouri forward. Today, by signing these bills into law, we are headed the right direction. The legislature should be proud of the work that was done this year. Many significant bills were passed during this very productive session," said Governor Parson. The followi...

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  • Keeping an Eye on T-Storm Chances This Weekend

    Keeping an Eye on T-Storm Chances This Weekend

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:24 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:24:31 GMT
    With a few systems to keep an eye on this weekend, that does mean we'll have to contend with some t-storm chances. At times, some of these expected t-storms can be strong to possibly severe. For today, we're quiet in our area. It's not until late tonight and into Saturday morning that some t-storms out west could sneak in. They'll be severe out west, but they'll weaken as they progress eastward. For Saturday afternoon and evening, the best chances for any severe weather should stay ju...More >>
    With a few systems to keep an eye on this weekend, that does mean we'll have to contend with some t-storm chances. At times, some of these expected t-storms can be strong to possibly severe. For today, we're quiet in our area. It's not until late tonight and into Saturday morning that some t-storms out west could sneak in. They'll be severe out west, but they'll weaken as they progress eastward. For Saturday afternoon and evening, the best chances for any severe weather should stay ju...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - June 22nd

    A Look at the Tropics - June 22nd

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:25:54 GMT
    On this June 22nd, a look at the Tropics shows a few areas we're continuing to watch. In the Atlantic, we don't have anything out there right now. There are no tropical waves and no tropical development is expected over the next 5 days. Over in the Pacific waters, it's a bit of a different story. Going from west to east, we have a broad low pressure area 800 miles south of the Baja Peninsula producing a disorganized area of showers. As it continues to drift north and northeast, it wil...More >>
    On this June 22nd, a look at the Tropics shows a few areas we're continuing to watch. In the Atlantic, we don't have anything out there right now. There are no tropical waves and no tropical development is expected over the next 5 days. Over in the Pacific waters, it's a bit of a different story. Going from west to east, we have a broad low pressure area 800 miles south of the Baja Peninsula producing a disorganized area of showers. As it continues to drift north and northeast, it wil...More >>
  • Fundraiser Benefits Diabetic Dog

    Fundraiser Benefits Diabetic Dog

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:00:58 GMT

    A young lady is looking for help from her community following a diabetes diagnoses. 4 year old Nevaeh Hinds was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and is in need of a service dog and her family is hosting a fundraising garage sale this weekend in Nevada, Missouri.         The dogs are known as diabetic alert dogs or "DADS" for short.         The service animals can detect a rapid raise or drop in blood sugar t...

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    A young lady is looking for help from her community following a diabetes diagnoses. 4 year old Nevaeh Hinds was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and is in need of a service dog and her family is hosting a fundraising garage sale this weekend in Nevada, Missouri.         The dogs are known as diabetic alert dogs or "DADS" for short.         The service animals can detect a rapid raise or drop in blood sugar t...

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  • Mt. Olive Cemetery clean up in Pittsburg

    Mt. Olive Cemetery clean up in Pittsburg

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:34:18 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS – City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department is advising residents that parks staff will begin picking up flowers at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Thursday, June 28. All flowers not contained in permanent vases will be cleared from the cemetery. This process is done each year, following the Memorial Day holiday, in order to keep the property in good condition.More >>
    Pittsburg, KS – City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department is advising residents that parks staff will begin picking up flowers at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Thursday, June 28. All flowers not contained in permanent vases will be cleared from the cemetery. This process is done each year, following the Memorial Day holiday, in order to keep the property in good condition.More >>
  • Drive-By Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

    Drive-By Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:06:14 GMT
    Jacob DavisJacob Davis
    Jacob DavisJacob Davis
    17-year-old Jacob Davis made his first court appearance via video today (June 21, 2018). On June 14th, 2018, Davis reportedly shot multiple times in the direction of five people near 407 N. Pearl Avenue in Joplin. Three of those people knew Davis and identified him as the shooter. Police arrested Davis on June 18th. The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office charged him with five counts of shooting from a motor vehicle at a person, vehicle or house, and five counts of armed crim...More >>
    17-year-old Jacob Davis made his first court appearance via video today (June 21, 2018). On June 14th, 2018, Davis reportedly shot multiple times in the direction of five people near 407 N. Pearl Avenue in Joplin. Three of those people knew Davis and identified him as the shooter. Police arrested Davis on June 18th. The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office charged him with five counts of shooting from a motor vehicle at a person, vehicle or house, and five counts of armed crim...More >>
  • A Check on the Drought Monitor - June 21st

    A Check on the Drought Monitor - June 21st

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:51:31 GMT
    The Drought Monitor was updated this morning and we have seen some changes across the Four State region. Let's also keep in mind that the cutoff date for the data to create these maps was Tuesday June 19th. That means the maps haven't taken into account any of the rain and t-storms we saw Wednesday afternoon. For our corner of Kansas, we're holding back any signs of a moderate to severe drought. We are abnormally dry in most spots, but we're a bit better off compared to areas around W...More >>
    The Drought Monitor was updated this morning and we have seen some changes across the Four State region. Let's also keep in mind that the cutoff date for the data to create these maps was Tuesday June 19th. That means the maps haven't taken into account any of the rain and t-storms we saw Wednesday afternoon. For our corner of Kansas, we're holding back any signs of a moderate to severe drought. We are abnormally dry in most spots, but we're a bit better off compared to areas around W...More >>
  • Severe Weather Outlook for June 22nd & 23rd

    Severe Weather Outlook for June 22nd & 23rd

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:36:56 GMT
    Our system hasn't completely cleared the area. With that and another upper level disturbance wanting to work in, we'll have to keep an eye on t-storm chances for Friday and Saturday. For Friday, parts of the area are under a marginal threat for severe weather. That will be due to a complex of t-storms that will develop out in western Kansas and Oklahoma Friday evening. The better chance for severe weather Friday is off to our west and the storms that work in from the west are expected...More >>
    Our system hasn't completely cleared the area. With that and another upper level disturbance wanting to work in, we'll have to keep an eye on t-storm chances for Friday and Saturday. For Friday, parts of the area are under a marginal threat for severe weather. That will be due to a complex of t-storms that will develop out in western Kansas and Oklahoma Friday evening. The better chance for severe weather Friday is off to our west and the storms that work in from the west are expected...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - June 21st

    A Look at the Tropics - June 21st

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:33:07 GMT
    A look at the Tropics on this Thursday the 21st of June is showing not a lot of activity. In the waters of the Atlantic, we don't have any waves or areas of low pressure this morning. Furthermore, we are not anticipating any tropical development over the next 5 days. In the Pacific, we are watching one area in particular. South of the Gulf of Tehuantepec, there is a disorganized area of rain and t-storms associated with a tropical wave. By the weekend and into early next week, an area...More >>
    A look at the Tropics on this Thursday the 21st of June is showing not a lot of activity. In the waters of the Atlantic, we don't have any waves or areas of low pressure this morning. Furthermore, we are not anticipating any tropical development over the next 5 days. In the Pacific, we are watching one area in particular. South of the Gulf of Tehuantepec, there is a disorganized area of rain and t-storms associated with a tropical wave. By the weekend and into early next week, an area...More >>
  • Safe Routes To School Project Continues in Pittsburg

    Safe Routes To School Project Continues in Pittsburg

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:14:31 GMT
    The Safe Routes to School Projects moves to Westside Elementary School. The Pittsburg, Kansas Community School District says crews are installing a new sidewalk along a portion of Miles Street and are repairing the entry for the alley along that walkway. New walkways will also be installed to the north and west which officials say will connect students to the Watco trail. The Kansas Department of Transportation and the national Safe Routes To School program is helping the school...More >>
    The Safe Routes to School Projects moves to Westside Elementary School. The Pittsburg, Kansas Community School District says crews are installing a new sidewalk along a portion of Miles Street and are repairing the entry for the alley along that walkway. New walkways will also be installed to the north and west which officials say will connect students to the Watco trail. The Kansas Department of Transportation and the national Safe Routes To School program is helping the school...More >>
  • BBB Alert: Immigration Scams Offer Shortcuts Too Good to Be True

    BBB Alert: Immigration Scams Offer Shortcuts Too Good to Be True

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-06-20 20:18:35 GMT
    St. Louis, Mo., June 20, 2018 -- Becoming a naturalized American citizen is a dream for many foreigners who come to work and study in this country. Scammers sometimes take advantage of those working to become naturalized citizens. Michelle Corey, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau (BBB) St. Louis, says, "As news tells us stories of immigrants whose journey to America has taken a frightening turn, many people have been looking for legal advice on how to proceed. Scamme...More >>
    St. Louis, Mo., June 20, 2018 -- Becoming a naturalized American citizen is a dream for many foreigners who come to work and study in this country. Scammers sometimes take advantage of those working to become naturalized citizens. Michelle Corey, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau (BBB) St. Louis, says, "As news tells us stories of immigrants whose journey to America has taken a frightening turn, many people have been looking for legal advice on how to proceed. Scamme...More >>
  • Thunderstorms forming for the lunch hour

    Thunderstorms forming for the lunch hour

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:19:55 GMT
    Radar with additional activity in just the past 15 minutes that now also includes some lightning strikes around Erie, KS.More >>
    Radar with additional activity in just the past 15 minutes that now also includes some lightning strikes around Erie, KS.More >>
  • A look back at Spring 2018, and ahead to Summer

    A look back at Spring 2018, and ahead to Summer

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:59:47 GMT
    April was historically cold, May historically warm, so the extremes did kind of even things out now that we're in a our last full day of Spring 2018.More >>
    April was historically cold, May historically warm, so the extremes did kind of even things out now that we're in a our last full day of Spring 2018.More >>
  • Nearly 2 dozen evacuated after massive apartment fire

    Nearly 2 dozen evacuated after massive apartment fire

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:55:28 GMT
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    KCTV5KCTV5
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 8:56 AM CDT Updated: Jun 20, 2018 8:56 AM CDT KCTV5 Full Story SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) - More than 20 people are homeless after a massive fire at a Kansas apartment complex. The blaze broke out around 2 a.m. Wednesday at Hampton Woods Apartment Homes in Shawnee, a Kansas City suburb. Flames were seen shooting from the roof and smoke filled the sky. Firefighters went door-to-door to alert residents. Sixteen adults and six children were forced from the apart...More >>
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 8:56 AM CDT Updated: Jun 20, 2018 8:56 AM CDT KCTV5 Full Story SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) - More than 20 people are homeless after a massive fire at a Kansas apartment complex. The blaze broke out around 2 a.m. Wednesday at Hampton Woods Apartment Homes in Shawnee, a Kansas City suburb. Flames were seen shooting from the roof and smoke filled the sky. Firefighters went door-to-door to alert residents. Sixteen adults and six children were forced from the apart...More >>
  • Morning rains for Wednesday, but the big system broke up out west

    Morning rains for Wednesday, but the big system broke up out west

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:25 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:25:42 GMT
    Northwest corner of the Four States is where we see the morning rain, but no lightning being detected. Now out west, that huge system that blew up in western Kansas last night did a good job breaking up as it moved to the east toward us. Still expecting scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and into the evening hours as they will move to the southeast.More >>
    Northwest corner of the Four States is where we see the morning rain, but no lightning being detected. Now out west, that huge system that blew up in western Kansas last night did a good job breaking up as it moved to the east toward us. Still expecting scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and into the evening hours as they will move to the southeast.More >>
  • Missouri Democrats Sue Over Lt. Governor Appointment

    Missouri Democrats Sue Over Lt. Governor Appointment

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:46:34 GMT
        The issue of whether the Missouri governor has the authority to appoint a lieutenant governor might be decided in court.      The Missouri Democratic Party announced Tuesday, it's suing to block the appointment of Mike Kehoe.     Governor Mike Parson appointed the former Senate Majority Floor Leader as the state's lieutenant governor Monday.      Kehoe took the oath of office soon after. Both men are Republicans...More >>
        The issue of whether the Missouri governor has the authority to appoint a lieutenant governor might be decided in court.      The Missouri Democratic Party announced Tuesday, it's suing to block the appointment of Mike Kehoe.     Governor Mike Parson appointed the former Senate Majority Floor Leader as the state's lieutenant governor Monday.      Kehoe took the oath of office soon after. Both men are Republicans...More >>
  • Here comes El Nino!

    Here comes El Nino!

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:21:16 GMT
    We have all hear about El Nino and La Nina.  They influence our weather patterns each year.  Now the Heady Pattern sets up in the late summer and runs until the following late summer.  However, El Nino and La Nina affect how the Heady Pattern will behave.  When we have moderate El Nino's and Moderate La Nina's, the cycle length is usually about 45 days long.  When we have nuetral years, we usually end up with a cycle length in the 50s or 60s.  El Nino is ...More >>
    We have all hear about El Nino and La Nina.  They influence our weather patterns each year.  Now the Heady Pattern sets up in the late summer and runs until the following late summer.  However, El Nino and La Nina affect how the Heady Pattern will behave.  When we have moderate El Nino's and Moderate La Nina's, the cycle length is usually about 45 days long.  When we have nuetral years, we usually end up with a cycle length in the 50s or 60s.  El Nino is ...More >>
  • BBB's Latest Tips for Buying a Used Car

    BBB's Latest Tips for Buying a Used Car

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-06-19 21:04:30 GMT
    St. Louis, Mo., June 19, 2018 -- For many consumers, buying a car is second only to buying a home when it comes to big-ticket purchases, and the process can be just as daunting. Choosing a used car is a great investment that allows consumers to purchase a reliable vehicle that fits their needs while still saving money, but the potential risks involved make it all the more important to do your homework first. Michelle Corey, Better Business Bureau (BBB) St. Louis president and CEO, ...More >>
    St. Louis, Mo., June 19, 2018 -- For many consumers, buying a car is second only to buying a home when it comes to big-ticket purchases, and the process can be just as daunting. Choosing a used car is a great investment that allows consumers to purchase a reliable vehicle that fits their needs while still saving money, but the potential risks involved make it all the more important to do your homework first. Michelle Corey, Better Business Bureau (BBB) St. Louis president and CEO, ...More >>
  • Kansas Senators Oppose Separation Of Immigrant Families

    Kansas Senators Oppose Separation Of Immigrant Families

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:40:39 GMT
        Kansas Senator Jerry Moran says he opposes the forced separation of families during a crackdown on illegal entries into the U.S. and is working to stop it.      In a statement Tuesday, the Republican senator said the U.S. can secure its borders "in a moral way" that "honors our values."     Moran said he is working with fellow senators and President Donald Trump's administration to "bring the current circumstanc...More >>
        Kansas Senator Jerry Moran says he opposes the forced separation of families during a crackdown on illegal entries into the U.S. and is working to stop it.      In a statement Tuesday, the Republican senator said the U.S. can secure its borders "in a moral way" that "honors our values."     Moran said he is working with fellow senators and President Donald Trump's administration to "bring the current circumstanc...More >>
  • Joplin Hosts Public Meeting For Neighborhood Recovery Project

    Joplin Hosts Public Meeting For Neighborhood Recovery Project

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:14:31 GMT
    Joplin residents are invited to review plans for a neighborhood recovery project in a south-central area of Joplin. Surface Project 4004 includes the area of Pennsylvania Avenue to Maiden Lane and from 26th to 32nd Street. It includes the replacement of damaged sidewalks, curb & gutters, storm water inlets & pipes, ADA ramps at corners, and street pavement. The City will host an open house public meeting on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm. at the Comm...More >>
    Joplin residents are invited to review plans for a neighborhood recovery project in a south-central area of Joplin. Surface Project 4004 includes the area of Pennsylvania Avenue to Maiden Lane and from 26th to 32nd Street. It includes the replacement of damaged sidewalks, curb & gutters, storm water inlets & pipes, ADA ramps at corners, and street pavement. The City will host an open house public meeting on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm. at the Comm...More >>
  • Electric Rates Cut For Some Oklahomans

    Electric Rates Cut For Some Oklahomans

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-06-19 19:35:59 GMT
       Some Oklahoma families should soon see lower electric bills.     The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a $64 million rate cut in utility bills proposed by Oklahoma Gas & Electric, the state's largest electric company.     An agreement provides the average OG&E residential customer an estimated savings of nearly $19 in July. After that, the savings for the average residential customer will be about $4.44 per month.  &nb...More >>
       Some Oklahoma families should soon see lower electric bills.     The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a $64 million rate cut in utility bills proposed by Oklahoma Gas & Electric, the state's largest electric company.     An agreement provides the average OG&E residential customer an estimated savings of nearly $19 in July. After that, the savings for the average residential customer will be about $4.44 per month.  &nb...More >>
  • Traffic stop leads to arrest of suspects accused of stealing $50,000 worth of jewelry

    Traffic stop leads to arrest of suspects accused of stealing $50,000 worth of jewelry

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:36:57 GMT
    Andre Hawkins and Tiahmo DraineAndre Hawkins and Tiahmo Draine
    Andre Hawkins and Tiahmo DraineAndre Hawkins and Tiahmo Draine

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR/KAUT) -- Officials say a traffic stop led officers to a pair of suspects who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. Officials say it all started on Feb. 22 when officers were called to the BC Clark Jewelers in downtown Oklahoma City following a burglary. According to the police report, witnesses called dispatchers after they saw a man smash the front window to the stor...

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    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR/KAUT) -- Officials say a traffic stop led officers to a pair of suspects who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. Officials say it all started on Feb. 22 when officers were called to the BC Clark Jewelers in downtown Oklahoma City following a burglary. According to the police report, witnesses called dispatchers after they saw a man smash the front window to the stor...

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  • Report: Missouri creek contamination may raise cancer risks

    Report: Missouri creek contamination may raise cancer risks

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:44:54 GMT

    A federal report says people who lived near or played in a contaminated St. Louis-area creek from the 1960s to the 1990s may have increased risk of developing cancer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry released a report Monday on cancer risks from exposure to radioactive contaminants in St. Louis County's Coldwater Creek. The report...

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    A federal report says people who lived near or played in a contaminated St. Louis-area creek from the 1960s to the 1990s may have increased risk of developing cancer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry released a report Monday on cancer risks from exposure to radioactive contaminants in St. Louis County's Coldwater Creek. The report...

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  • While the radar is quiet in the Four States, that's not the case to the north

    While the radar is quiet in the Four States, that's not the case to the north

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:07:32 GMT
    While we're awaiting those cooler temperatures and rain to roll in Wednesday, it's already been a thunderstorm day just to the north. Multiple lightning strikes and torrential rains ushered these storms across north Kansas and into Missouri. Keep an eye on these is you're headed up to Kansas City today.More >>
    While we're awaiting those cooler temperatures and rain to roll in Wednesday, it's already been a thunderstorm day just to the north. Multiple lightning strikes and torrential rains ushered these storms across north Kansas and into Missouri. Keep an eye on these is you're headed up to Kansas City today.More >>
  • Tuesday T-Storm Risk Map Updates

    Tuesday T-Storm Risk Map Updates

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:31:49 GMT
    We now see portions of west/central Kansas in the "elevated" category for this afternoon and evening as storms develop in front of the cooler air moving in. Main threats are high winds and hail. Storms lessen in intensity as the move east toward the Four States tonight and into tomorrow morning.More >>
    We now see portions of west/central Kansas in the "elevated" category for this afternoon and evening as storms develop in front of the cooler air moving in. Main threats are high winds and hail. Storms lessen in intensity as the move east toward the Four States tonight and into tomorrow morning.More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-18

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-18

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:36:25 GMT
    BOATING SAFETY Summer boating season is underway and there's a call for caution.   One patrolman advises you keep your boat at least 150 feet away from others and to pay attention to your surroundings on the water.  All boaters must turn their lights on after sunset, and use appropriate signal lights when turning.  When you see somebody use their red light, you have to yield. BREAK THE CYCLE Bicycle riders hit the roads in Joplin on a mission to break the cycl...More >>
    BOATING SAFETY Summer boating season is underway and there's a call for caution.   One patrolman advises you keep your boat at least 150 feet away from others and to pay attention to your surroundings on the water.  All boaters must turn their lights on after sunset, and use appropriate signal lights when turning.  When you see somebody use their red light, you have to yield. BREAK THE CYCLE Bicycle riders hit the roads in Joplin on a mission to break the cycl...More >>
  • C'mon cold front, get here!

    C'mon cold front, get here!

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:57 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:57:49 GMT
    Check out those cooler temperatures out to the west as the front slowly moves toward us. Now we're not going to plummet that far down, but at least we'll get some low 80s and spring like temperatures (just in time for the first day of Summer which is Thursday!).More >>
    Check out those cooler temperatures out to the west as the front slowly moves toward us. Now we're not going to plummet that far down, but at least we'll get some low 80s and spring like temperatures (just in time for the first day of Summer which is Thursday!).More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - June 18th

    A Look at the Tropics - June 18th

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:58 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:58:19 GMT
    The Tropics continue to be a little bit active as of June 18th. In the Atlantic Basin, there still is a weak disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico. As long as this system still holds together, it'll continue to bring waves of disorganized rain and t-storms for the southern and southeastern Texas coast. With the environment still not suitable for meaningful tropical development, the chances of this becoming a tropical system remain very low at 10%. Over in the Pacific, Carlotta is ...More >>
    The Tropics continue to be a little bit active as of June 18th. In the Atlantic Basin, there still is a weak disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico. As long as this system still holds together, it'll continue to bring waves of disorganized rain and t-storms for the southern and southeastern Texas coast. With the environment still not suitable for meaningful tropical development, the chances of this becoming a tropical system remain very low at 10%. Over in the Pacific, Carlotta is ...More >>
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