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  • Red Carpet Welcomes Miami Teachers As Community Rallies Support

    Red Carpet Welcomes Miami Teachers As Community Rallies Support

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:11:37 GMT

      Miami Oklahoma teachers get a big show of support from students and the community after being let down by lawmakers who cut education Teachers walked the red carpet in Miami this morning go cheers from students and citizens.  

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      Miami Oklahoma teachers get a big show of support from students and the community after being let down by lawmakers who cut education Teachers walked the red carpet in Miami this morning go cheers from students and citizens.  

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  • INTEGRIS and Blue Cross Blue Shield Negotiations

    INTEGRIS and Blue Cross Blue Shield Negotiations

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-08-16 01:55:35 GMT
    It's an agreement that needs to be made by August 31st. A contract is in a stalemate between INTEGRIS Health" and "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma". If INTEGRIS and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma do not come to an agreement on a contract soon, it means the two companies will become out of network with each other. INTEGRIS requested a 3 percent rate increase from Blue Cross, but the insurance company denied it. In a statement from &quo...More >>
    It's an agreement that needs to be made by August 31st. A contract is in a stalemate between INTEGRIS Health" and "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma". If INTEGRIS and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma do not come to an agreement on a contract soon, it means the two companies will become out of network with each other. INTEGRIS requested a 3 percent rate increase from Blue Cross, but the insurance company denied it. In a statement from &quo...More >>
  • Eclipse Eye-wear & Safety

    Eclipse Eye-wear & Safety

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:13:18 GMT
    In just one week.. The moon will come between the Earth and the sun.      It's a good thing, though.. The earth and the sun have been fighting, now, for weeks.      The "solar eclipse" will have millions of people looking up at the sky.      And if you don't take the proper precautions there could be serious consequences.   When many of us head to work or school Monday morning, the day will look like any other. But just befor...More >>
    In just one week.. The moon will come between the Earth and the sun.      It's a good thing, though.. The earth and the sun have been fighting, now, for weeks.      The "solar eclipse" will have millions of people looking up at the sky.      And if you don't take the proper precautions there could be serious consequences.   When many of us head to work or school Monday morning, the day will look like any other. But just befor...More >>
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  • Wedding Woes in Joplin

    Wedding Woes in Joplin

    Friday, August 11 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-08-12 03:18:01 GMT

    Davida Ralston thought she'd be having the wedding of her dreams at Joplin's Springhouse Gardens, but that was back when she could still get in touch with the venue's owner. 

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    Davida Ralston thought she'd be having the wedding of her dreams at Joplin's Springhouse Gardens, but that was back when she could still get in touch with the venue's owner. 

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  • Pittsburg & Parsons Receive $93,000 in Rural Grants

    Pittsburg & Parsons Receive $93,000 in Rural Grants

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:41:44 GMT
    UnitedHealthcare awarded two grants totaling $93,000 to local community organizations that are improving access to health care for Kansans living in rural areas. Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D., and Kevin Sparks, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas, presented a $48,000 grant to the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc. (CHC/SEK), and $45,000 to the Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center (SKIL) at a ceremony today in Pittsburg, Kan. The grants are part ...More >>
    UnitedHealthcare awarded two grants totaling $93,000 to local community organizations that are improving access to health care for Kansans living in rural areas. Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D., and Kevin Sparks, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas, presented a $48,000 grant to the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc. (CHC/SEK), and $45,000 to the Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center (SKIL) at a ceremony today in Pittsburg, Kan. The grants are part ...More >>
  • Frontenac Looks to Repeat in CNC

    Frontenac Looks to Repeat in CNC

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-08-15 23:16:12 GMT

    Countdown to Kickoff preview for the Frontenac Raiders.

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    Countdown to Kickoff preview for the Frontenac Raiders.

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  • Purple Dragons Prepare for 2017

    Purple Dragons Prepare for 2017

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:15:58 GMT

    The Dragons have 21 seniors on this year's roster.

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    The Dragons have 21 seniors on this year's roster.

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  • Fatal Crash in Lawrence Co., MO

    Fatal Crash in Lawrence Co., MO

    Fatal Crash in Lawrence Co., MO

    Thursday, August 10 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-08-10 23:27:09 GMT

    A Cassville, Missouri man was killed when his SUV hit a semi-truck head-on in heavy rain. 

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    A Cassville, Missouri man was killed when his SUV hit a semi-truck head-on in heavy rain. 

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  • New Documentary of Southeast Kansas Serial Killer Family

    New Documentary of Southeast Kansas Serial Killer Family

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 1:42 AM EDT2017-08-02 05:42:04 GMT
    "Bender"  Courtesy:  Candy Factory Distribution"Bender" Courtesy: Candy Factory Distribution

    It's called "Bender."  The new film is available on DVD, cable on demand, and online through iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

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    It's called "Bender."  The new film is available on DVD, cable on demand, and online through iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

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  • Carthage Superintendent Resigns

    Carthage Superintendent Resigns

    Monday, August 14 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-08-14 17:53:23 GMT
    Carthage R-IX School District and Dr. Sean Smith, Superintendent of Schools, announce that Dr. Smith will resign from the Carthage R-IX School District effective July 31, 2017. The Board of Education and Dr. Smith agree that their goals are no longer mutually aligned. Dr. Smith and the Board of Education both wish each other well in their future endeavors. (Joint Statement of Dr. Sean Smith and Carthage R-IX School District) More >>
    Carthage R-IX School District and Dr. Sean Smith, Superintendent of Schools, announce that Dr. Smith will resign from the Carthage R-IX School District effective July 31, 2017. The Board of Education and Dr. Smith agree that their goals are no longer mutually aligned. Dr. Smith and the Board of Education both wish each other well in their future endeavors. (Joint Statement of Dr. Sean Smith and Carthage R-IX School District) More >>
  • About Us

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    Since 1953 KOAM has brought together the Joplin, Pittsburg and surrounding communities by giving them the news, weather and sports they care about.

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    Since 1953 KOAM has brought together the Joplin, Pittsburg and surrounding communities by giving them the news, weather and sports they care about.

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    Check the forecast and radar at your convenience using the KOAM & Fox 14 SkyWatch Weather app on your Android, iPhone, iPad, or receive a daily email with even more information. Android App Step 1) Load

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    Check the forecast and radar at your convenience using the KOAM & Fox 14 SkyWatch Weather app on your Android, iPad, iPhone, or receive a daily email with even more information.

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  • 2017 Pigskin Preview - Coaches form

    2017 Pigskin Preview - Coaches form

    It's time for the 20th Annual Pigskin Preview - your chance to tell football fans across the 4 States about your team.

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    It's time for the 20th Annual Pigskin Preview - your chance to tell football fans across the 4 States about your team.

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  • Monday's Child

    Monday's Child

    Every Monday KOAM reporter Lisa Olliges... Kansas Children's Service League Adopt Kansas Kids Missouri Adoption Activities

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    Every Monday KOAM reporter Lisa Olliges... Kansas Children's Service League Adopt Kansas Kids Missouri Adoption Activities

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  • Mite bite outbreak in the four states

    Mite bite outbreak in the four states

    Thursday, January 26 2017 5:45 PM EST2017-01-26 22:45:44 GMT
    Crawford county was the first place itch mites broke out in 2004, and, they're back again this year. Fifteen counties throughout Kansas and Missouri have been hit."We had the environment for them to grow this year, we had the cooler weather, we had the moisture, just like we had in 2004, so we think that's a key factor in their resurgence," Crawford County Health officer Janis Goedeke said.The mites may disguise themselves as other ailments like bed bugs, and some kids are be...More >>
    Crawford county was the first place itch mites broke out in 2004, and, they're back again this year. Fifteen counties throughout Kansas and Missouri have been hit."We had the environment for them to grow this year, we had the cooler weather, we had the moisture, just like we had in 2004, so we think that's a key factor in their resurgence," Crawford County Health officer Janis Goedeke said.The mites may disguise themselves as other ailments like bed bugs, and some kids are be...More >>
  • Carl Junction "Aire Fiber" city-wide wireless internet gets problematic start

    Carl Junction "Aire Fiber" city-wide wireless internet gets problematic start

    Thursday, January 7 2016 6:44 PM EST2016-01-07 23:44:18 GMT
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    Aire Fiber recommends people keep their old ISP until the Aire Fiber system becomes more reliable.

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    One Carl Junction resident says he was told by an Aire Fiber representative to keep his old ISP until the Aire Fiber system becomes more reliable.

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  • Candy House re-opens with new ownership

    Candy House re-opens with new ownership

    Thursday, January 26 2017 5:46 PM EST2017-01-26 22:46:42 GMT
    Candy House Joplin re-opens and will be open every day through Christmas Eve. Wayne and Cara Adolphsen, owners of Mizzou Aviation, have purchased the building and recipes. Additionally, much of the staff is still the same. "We were just made aware of the fact that it was for sale, and this is kind of my niche in the baking and candy-making. I've done it for years on a very large scale personally for gifts, so it just seemed like a perfect fit for Wayne and I," Cara said. ...More >>
    Candy House Joplin re-opens and will be open every day through Christmas Eve. Wayne and Cara Adolphsen, owners of Mizzou Aviation, have purchased the building and recipes. Additionally, much of the staff is still the same. "We were just made aware of the fact that it was for sale, and this is kind of my niche in the baking and candy-making. I've done it for years on a very large scale personally for gifts, so it just seemed like a perfect fit for Wayne and I," Cara said. ...More >>
  • Kansas Initiatives to Address Medically Underserved Communities

    Kansas Initiatives to Address Medically Underserved Communities

    Monday, April 17 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-04-17 20:29:12 GMT

    92 of the 105 counties in Kansas are considered medically under-served. That includes Bourbon, Cherokee, and Crawford county. 

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    92 of the 105 counties in Kansas are considered medically under-served. That includes Bourbon, Cherokee, and Crawford county. 

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  • Traffic Accident Claims Life of Two Galena Residents

    Traffic Accident Claims Life of Two Galena Residents

    Thursday, July 6 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-07-06 20:02:11 GMT
    The Galena Police Department is investigating a vehicle – pedestrian accident which occurred early this morning at 18th and Main Street in Galena, KS. The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 07:05 a.m. a Silver 2001 Mitsubishi Montero driven by 24 year old Shelby L. Colon, of Galena was driving South on Main Street when she struck Charles W. Burkybile Jr., 66 years old, and Glen A. Roosa 86 years old, both of Galena who were walking north on Main. Charles Burk...More >>
    The Galena Police Department is investigating a vehicle – pedestrian accident which occurred early this morning at 18th and Main Street in Galena, KS. The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 07:05 a.m. a Silver 2001 Mitsubishi Montero driven by 24 year old Shelby L. Colon, of Galena was driving South on Main Street when she struck Charles W. Burkybile Jr., 66 years old, and Glen A. Roosa 86 years old, both of Galena who were walking north on Main. Charles Burk...More >>
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