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  • Donald Trump Jr. to Campaign for KS Governor Candidate

    Donald Trump Jr. to Campaign for KS Governor Candidate

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-10-17 02:17:31 GMT
    Kris KobachKris Kobach

    Kris Kobach announced today that Donald Trump Jr. will be in Kansas on November 28th for a campaign fundraiser.

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    Kris Kobach announced today that Donald Trump Jr. will be in Kansas on November 28th for a campaign fundraiser.

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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 Substitute Teacher Removed From Carthage Schools

    Carthage Substitute Teacher Removed From Carthage Schools

    Friday, October 13 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-10-14 01:35:56 GMT
    Sarah Cardwell got a shocking message from the school informing her that her daughter and one other student's mouths had been taped shut with scotch tape during class. "I was livid and I was scared. my daughter is almost 9 and she is the sweetest kindest little soul you could come across" says Cardwell. Although she was upset, she was impressed at how the school staff handled the situation. Cardwell says when the children were sent to art class with their mout...More >>
    Sarah Cardwell got a shocking message from the school informing her that her daughter and one other student's mouths had been taped shut with scotch tape during class. "I was livid and I was scared. my daughter is almost 9 and she is the sweetest kindest little soul you could come across" says Cardwell. Although she was upset, she was impressed at how the school staff handled the situation. Cardwell says when the children were sent to art class with their mout...More >>
  • KanCare Extension

    KanCare Extension

    KanCare Extension

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:36:25 GMT

    The Kansas Medicaid program has received permission to operate for another 12 months.  It was set to expire at the end of 2017.

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    The Kansas Medicaid program has received permission to operate for another 12 months.  It was set to expire at the end of 2017.

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  • Missouri Lawmakers Make Case to Bring New Amazon Headquarters to "Show Me State"

    Missouri Lawmakers Make Case to Bring New Amazon Headquarters to "Show Me State"

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-10-17 02:23:15 GMT

    St. Louis and Kansas are vying to be the home of Amazon HQ2, a more than $5 billion project from the online retailer.

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    St. Louis and Kansas are vying to be the home of Amazon HQ2, a more than $5 billion project from the online retailer.

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  • Four charged in alleged kidnapping of Fort Scott woman

    Four charged in alleged kidnapping of Fort Scott woman

    Monday, January 13 2014 1:05 PM EST2014-01-13 18:05:29 GMT
    One man and three women are charged with kidnapping and criminal threat after police say they held a woman captive in her Fort Scott home for two days.More >>
    One man and three women are charged with kidnapping and criminal threat after police say they held a woman captive in her Fort Scott home for two days.More >>
  • Haunted Houses in the 4-State Area

    Haunted Houses in the 4-State Area

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-10-16 20:18:57 GMT

    Barns on Haunted Hill - 23162 Maple Road, Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-262-4752.The Manor - 4706 Gateway Drive, Joplin. Phone: 417-592-2167.Zombie Hunt - Paintball Ridge, 3295 Coyote Drive, Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-781-7703. Wolfman's House of ScreamsThe Twisted ForestStage Fright Haunted ToursWaco School House HauntSchifferdecker Mausoleum 

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    Barns on Haunted Hill - 23162 Maple Road, Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-262-4752.The Manor - 4706 Gateway Drive, Joplin. Phone: 417-592-2167.Zombie Hunt - Paintball Ridge, 3295 Coyote Drive, Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-781-7703. Wolfman's House of ScreamsThe Twisted ForestStage Fright Haunted ToursWaco School House HauntSchifferdecker Mausoleum 

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  • Joplin Schools Wait for Response From FEMA

    Joplin Schools Wait for Response From FEMA

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:51:22 GMT
    Less than 6 months after the Joplin tornado, the Joplin School District started rebuilding their schools. Now, the school district is still trying to come to a funding agreement with FEMA. "FEMA will only replace the value of what was lost, not the added value of the extra room and space that we rebuilt" says Joplin School Board President Jeff Koch. The Joplin School District has already paid for the rebuilding projects. But FEMA is a reimbursement agency that pays...More >>
    Less than 6 months after the Joplin tornado, the Joplin School District started rebuilding their schools. Now, the school district is still trying to come to a funding agreement with FEMA. "FEMA will only replace the value of what was lost, not the added value of the extra room and space that we rebuilt" says Joplin School Board President Jeff Koch. The Joplin School District has already paid for the rebuilding projects. But FEMA is a reimbursement agency that pays...More >>
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  • A shot in the dark

    Southwest Missouri woman serving life sentence for murder gets decision from state supreme court

    Southwest Missouri woman serving life sentence for murder gets decision from state supreme court

    Arguments before the Missouri Supreme Court could have repercussions in dozens of old murder cases.  Missouri is one of a number of states that impose a sentence of 'life without parole' for young offenders

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    In November 1992 a McDonald County, Mo. man was shot to death. His 17 year old ex-wife was convicted for planning the murder and is currently serving a sentence of life without parole.  Sheena Eastburn's attorney hoped a recent ruling would open the door for the possiblity of a new sentence in Eastburn's case.  But on Tuesday, in a unanimous decision, the Missouri Supreme Court rejected the arguments.

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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 >>
  • Former Pittsburg PD Officer Charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery and Official Misconduct

    Former Pittsburg PD Officer Charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery and Official Misconduct

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:18:17 GMT
    Jessie DavisJessie Davis
    On September 12, 2017, former Pittsburg Police Officer Jessie Edward Loren Davis, 22 years of age, of Carthage, MO. surrendered himself to authorities at the Crawford County Jail after a warrant for his arrest was issued. The warrant was obtained by Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Investigators through Crawford County District Court. Davis was arrested on two counts- Count 1- Aggravated Sexual Battery and Count 2- Official Misconduct. Count 1 alleges that on or about the 26th ...More >>
    On September 12, 2017, former Pittsburg Police Officer Jessie Edward Loren Davis, 22 years of age, of Carthage, MO. surrendered himself to authorities at the Crawford County Jail after a warrant for his arrest was issued. The warrant was obtained by Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Investigators through Crawford County District Court. Davis was arrested on two counts- Count 1- Aggravated Sexual Battery and Count 2- Official Misconduct. Count 1 alleges that on or about the 26th ...More >>
  • Fort Scott High School Performs “Disney's High School Musical” - November 7th, 9th, and 11th

    Fort Scott High School Performs “Disney's High School Musical” - November 7th, 9th, and 11th

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:51:55 GMT
    The Fort Scott High School Drama Department presents “Disney’s High School Musical” on November 7, 9, and 11 at 7 p.m. and on November 11 at 2 p.m. Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the newly renovated FSHS auditorium stage. Publisher Music Theatre International describes the musical: “Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular a...More >>
    The Fort Scott High School Drama Department presents “Disney’s High School Musical” on November 7, 9, and 11 at 7 p.m. and on November 11 at 2 p.m. Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the newly renovated FSHS auditorium stage. Publisher Music Theatre International describes the musical: “Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular a...More >>
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  • Graphic Artist

    Graphic Artist

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-10-04 20:02:50 GMT

    KOAM-TV / FOX14-TV is in search of a responsible person to fill a part-time GRAPHIC ARTIST position. Candidates must have Adobe Creative Suite experience. Chyron or other broadcast character generator experience is preferred, but not required.

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    KOAM-TV / FOX14-TV is in search of a responsible person to fill a part-time GRAPHIC ARTIST position. Candidates must have Adobe Creative Suite experience. Chyron or other broadcast character generator experience is preferred, but not required.

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  • Joplin PD Officer Injured; Suspect Arrested

    Joplin PD Officer Injured; Suspect Arrested

    Monday, August 29 2016 3:31 PM EDT2016-08-29 19:31:07 GMT
    Paul G. HaneyPaul G. Haney
    On Saturday, 08-27-2016 at approximately 1:00 AM, Sgt. Rusty Rives observed two motorcycles eastbound on 32nd St. from Wisconsin Avenue. The motorcycles were going one-hundred and twenty-four miles per hour. (124 mph.) The two motorcyclist were recognized as subjects that officers had multiple interactions with, wherein they taunt the police in order to attempt to prompt a pursuit. Later into the shift, Sgt. Rives again observed the motor cycles traveling north on Main St. from 32nd...More >>
    On Saturday, 08-27-2016 at approximately 1:00 AM, Sgt. Rusty Rives observed two motorcycles eastbound on 32nd St. from Wisconsin Avenue. The motorcycles were going one-hundred and twenty-four miles per hour. (124 mph.) The two motorcyclist were recognized as subjects that officers had multiple interactions with, wherein they taunt the police in order to attempt to prompt a pursuit. Later into the shift, Sgt. Rives again observed the motor cycles traveling north on Main St. from 32nd...More >>
  • Construction to Begin This Week on Highway 69 Expansion

    Construction to Begin This Week on Highway 69 Expansion

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:49 GMT

    Today marks the official start of the latest highway 69 expansion project. It's something local legislators have been working on for years. The $20 million project will turn six miles of the highway into a 4 lane road, starting south of Fort Scott and ending at the Crawford County line.

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    Today marks the official start of the latest highway 69 expansion project. It's something local legislators have been working on for years. The $20 million project will turn six miles of the highway into a 4 lane road, starting south of Fort Scott and ending at the Crawford County line.

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  • New Humane Society Director Promises Change After Animal Hygiene Concerns

    New Humane Society Director Promises Change After Animal Hygiene Concerns

    Monday, October 9 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-10-09 21:32:34 GMT

    "When I (first) visited, I heard dogs and cats that weren't meowing and barking.  They were screaming."

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    "When I (first) visited, I heard dogs and cats that weren't meowing and barking.  They were screaming."

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  • Twin Bridges Project Cut From ODOT's 8 Year Plan

    Twin Bridges Project Cut From ODOT's 8 Year Plan

    Thursday, October 12 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-10-13 02:37:53 GMT
    As motorists make their way across the Twin Bridges, they are driving over what could of been a 32 million dollar project. But due to an 840 million dollar budget cut, the Twin Bridges project is joining 40 others removed from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's 8 year construction plan. The bridges intersect with state Highway 137 and 60..which is a major vessel for the trucking industry. "There's a hill called Farley Hill and it's real steep..coming down off 137..w...More >>
    As motorists make their way across the Twin Bridges, they are driving over what could of been a 32 million dollar project. But due to an 840 million dollar budget cut, the Twin Bridges project is joining 40 others removed from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's 8 year construction plan. The bridges intersect with state Highway 137 and 60..which is a major vessel for the trucking industry. "There's a hill called Farley Hill and it's real steep..coming down off 137..w...More >>
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