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  • Bake Sale Benefits Rapha House

    Bake Sale Benefits Rapha House

    Monday, December 11 2017 12:59 AM EST2017-12-11 05:59:22 GMT

    Holiday baked goods were for sale at First Community Church in Joplin this Sunday. Cookies, muffins, pie, banana bread, carrot cake, and other sweet treats were for sale as part of  an annual charity event.  

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    Holiday baked goods were for sale at First Community Church in Joplin this Sunday. Cookies, muffins, pie, banana bread, carrot cake, and other sweet treats were for sale as part of  an annual charity event.  

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  • Oronogo Burglary Arrest Could Solve Other Crimes

    Oronogo Burglary Arrest Could Solve Other Crimes

    Sunday, December 10 2017 10:14 PM EST2017-12-11 03:14:14 GMT

    A burglar was captured after an  Oronogo, Missouri homeowner returned while he was in the home.  

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    A burglar was captured after an  Oronogo, Missouri homeowner returned while he was in the home.  

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  • New Information Released In Pitt State Employee Arrest

    New Information Released In Pitt State Employee Arrest

    Sunday, December 10 2017 9:53 AM EST2017-12-10 14:53:27 GMT

        New details emerge in the investigation of two Pittsburg State University employees, who allegedly "illegally recorded" somebody undressing. Students at Pittsburg State University surprised... "It shocked me, that these two professors did this...it's horrible what they did." And confused about what they heard about two of their professors. "Yea, I'm very very shocked that something like this happened, I mean, this is such a great university to co...

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        New details emerge in the investigation of two Pittsburg State University employees, who allegedly "illegally recorded" somebody undressing. Students at Pittsburg State University surprised... "It shocked me, that these two professors did this...it's horrible what they did." And confused about what they heard about two of their professors. "Yea, I'm very very shocked that something like this happened, I mean, this is such a great university to co...

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  • Teen to be Tried as Adult

    Teen to be Tried as Adult

    Friday, December 8 2017 7:33 PM EST2017-12-09 00:33:44 GMT
    An Oklahoma teen will now stand trial for murder as an adult. Koalten Orr was 14-years-old when police say he went to the Vinita Police Department and told officers he killed his father's fiancé, 38-year-old Laura Beth Hendrix. According to court documents, on August 22, 2016, Orr showed up at the police department and when an officer came up to him he stood up, said he needed a hug, and then admitted to shooting his stepmother. According the arrest affidavit, Orr told police...More >>
    An Oklahoma teen will now stand trial for murder as an adult. Koalten Orr was 14-years-old when police say he went to the Vinita Police Department and told officers he killed his father's fiancé, 38-year-old Laura Beth Hendrix. According to court documents, on August 22, 2016, Orr showed up at the police department and when an officer came up to him he stood up, said he needed a hug, and then admitted to shooting his stepmother. According the arrest affidavit, Orr told police...More >>
  • Joplin Police Continue Search for Whoville Destroyers

    Joplin Police Continue Search for Whoville Destroyers

    Friday, December 8 2017 7:17 PM EST2017-12-09 00:17:00 GMT

    All the Who's in Whoville have been defeated.

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    All the Who's in Whoville have been defeated.

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  • PSU Employees Arrested

    PSU Employees Arrested

    Friday, December 8 2017 7:34 PM EST2017-12-09 00:34:33 GMT

    Two Pittsburg State University employees are on administrative leave.  47-year-old Peter Rosen and 39-year-old Barry Wilson, both of Pittsburg, were arrested Thursday evening (12/7/2017). According to police, they served a search warrant at an apartment on South Joplin Street pertaining to the illegal videoing of a person who is nude or in the state of undress. Authorities also found several items believed to be associated with the creation of the video. Rosen was arrested at th...

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    Two Pittsburg State University employees are on administrative leave.  47-year-old Peter Rosen and 39-year-old Barry Wilson, both of Pittsburg, were arrested Thursday evening (12/7/2017). According to police, they served a search warrant at an apartment on South Joplin Street pertaining to the illegal videoing of a person who is nude or in the state of undress. Authorities also found several items believed to be associated with the creation of the video. Rosen was arrested at th...

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  • KOAM NEWS TO KNOW 12-8

    KOAM NEWS TO KNOW 12-8

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:56 AM EST2017-12-08 13:56:53 GMT
    CHILD ABUSE DEATH A second degree murder charge is filed against a man who police say got into a dispute with a child over pajamas.  Investigators say an autopsy report showed Jayda Kyle suffered a head injury.  Police say the suspect in this case was the boyfriend of this child's mother.  Investigators say Vaden threw Jayda to her bed, then floor twice over a nonspecific time period, causing Jayda to hit her head on the floor. HISTORIC BIG BRUTUS There's big ne...More >>
    CHILD ABUSE DEATH A second degree murder charge is filed against a man who police say got into a dispute with a child over pajamas.  Investigators say an autopsy report showed Jayda Kyle suffered a head injury.  Police say the suspect in this case was the boyfriend of this child's mother.  Investigators say Vaden threw Jayda to her bed, then floor twice over a nonspecific time period, causing Jayda to hit her head on the floor. HISTORIC BIG BRUTUS There's big ne...More >>
  • The Future Is Looking Brighter For Joplin's Memorial Hall

    The Future Is Looking Brighter For Joplin's Memorial Hall

    Thursday, December 7 2017 10:26 PM EST2017-12-08 03:26:50 GMT

         The future is beginning to look a little brighter for Joplin's Memorial Hall.      The next steps are being taken to get it listed as a local historical landmark.      That's a win for the group, Connect2Culture.

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         The future is beginning to look a little brighter for Joplin's Memorial Hall.      The next steps are being taken to get it listed as a local historical landmark.      That's a win for the group, Connect2Culture.

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  • Hour of Code has Students Programming Challenges in Minecraft & Coding Robotics

    Hour of Code has Students Programming Challenges in Minecraft & Coding Robotics

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:41 PM EST2017-12-07 22:41:24 GMT

              Labette County, Kansas students of all ages joined more than four hundred million students around the world today taking part in the hour of code. An opportunity to try their hand at coding and programming computer games. 

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              Labette County, Kansas students of all ages joined more than four hundred million students around the world today taking part in the hour of code. An opportunity to try their hand at coding and programming computer games. 

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  • Police: Argument Over Pajamas Leads to Three-Year-Old Child's Death

    Police: Argument Over Pajamas Leads to Three-Year-Old Child's Death

    Thursday, December 7 2017 9:35 PM EST2017-12-08 02:35:08 GMT
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    The Jasper County Prosecutor's office has filed two charges against 22-year-old Jalen Vaden.

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    The Jasper County Prosecutor's office has filed two charges against 22-year-old Jalen Vaden.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-7

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-7

    Thursday, December 7 2017 1:42 PM EST2017-12-07 18:42:19 GMT
    JOPLIN BASEBALL        The City of Joplin has taken the next step to bringing a professional baseball team back to Joe Becker Stadium.  A special city council work session was held last night to discuss the lease proposal and potential conflicts with the Joplin Sports Authority with the Ventura Sports Group.  City staff expects to have a lease drawn up in about two weeks to present to the council for a formal vote. NET NEUTRALITY S...More >>
    JOPLIN BASEBALL        The City of Joplin has taken the next step to bringing a professional baseball team back to Joe Becker Stadium.  A special city council work session was held last night to discuss the lease proposal and potential conflicts with the Joplin Sports Authority with the Ventura Sports Group.  City staff expects to have a lease drawn up in about two weeks to present to the council for a formal vote. NET NEUTRALITY S...More >>
  • Tenant Warns of Alleged Safety Issues at Downtown Joplin Loft Complex

    Tenant Warns of Alleged Safety Issues at Downtown Joplin Loft Complex

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:28 PM EST2017-12-07 01:28:46 GMT

    There are security cameras outside the complex, but the tenant worries all they may end up doing is documenting a crime. 

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    There are security cameras outside the complex, but the tenant worries all they may end up doing is documenting a crime. 

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  • Child Abuse Leads to Death

    Child Abuse Leads to Death

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 10:47 PM EST2017-12-07 03:47:15 GMT

    A Carl Junction man faces a charge of Child Abuse Resulting in Death.  According to Carl Junction Police Chief Delmar Hasse, on November 28th authorities responded to a call at 405 Meadow Lake Drive about 3-year-old Jayda Kyle not conscious or breathing.  The girl was taken to Mercy Hospital in Joplin and then life-flighted to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Jayda Kyle died three days later.  Autopsy results ruled that her death was caused...

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    A Carl Junction man faces a charge of Child Abuse Resulting in Death.  According to Carl Junction Police Chief Delmar Hasse, on November 28th authorities responded to a call at 405 Meadow Lake Drive about 3-year-old Jayda Kyle not conscious or breathing.  The girl was taken to Mercy Hospital in Joplin and then life-flighted to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Jayda Kyle died three days later.  Autopsy results ruled that her death was caused...

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  • Southeast H.S. Students Operate Take Home Meal Business from Classroom

    Southeast H.S. Students Operate Take Home Meal Business from Classroom

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:46 PM EST2017-12-06 21:46:09 GMT

    When internship opportunities were too far from home, a class at southeast high school decided to develop its own business. It's called Take Home Meals.

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    When internship opportunities were too far from home, a class at southeast high school decided to develop its own business. It's called Take Home Meals.

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  • Angel Trees Let Shoppers Personalize Giving: CFI Prepares for Shopping Spree

    Angel Trees Let Shoppers Personalize Giving: CFI Prepares for Shopping Spree

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 12:27 PM EST2017-12-06 17:27:42 GMT

    About five hundred families are asking the Joplin Salvation Army for help this Christmas. And with several kids in each family, that can mean thousands of toys are needed.   Angel  trees play an important role in meeting that need. 

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    About five hundred families are asking the Joplin Salvation Army for help this Christmas. And with several kids in each family, that can mean thousands of toys are needed.   Angel  trees play an important role in meeting that need. 

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-6

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-6

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:49 AM EST2017-12-06 13:49:48 GMT
    EAGLE PICHER FOR SALE A fixture in the Joplin community for more than 100 years is up for sale. A human resources representative for Eagle Picher Technologies confirmed the news to KOAM on Tuesday.  The company, which is owned by Vectra, formerly OM Group, has about 700 workers at its facilities in Joplin, Pittsburg and Seneca.  Since June of 2016, 260 employees have been let go. JOPLIN STABBING Joplin police are investigating a stabbing that happened late Monday nig...More >>
    EAGLE PICHER FOR SALE A fixture in the Joplin community for more than 100 years is up for sale. A human resources representative for Eagle Picher Technologies confirmed the news to KOAM on Tuesday.  The company, which is owned by Vectra, formerly OM Group, has about 700 workers at its facilities in Joplin, Pittsburg and Seneca.  Since June of 2016, 260 employees have been let go. JOPLIN STABBING Joplin police are investigating a stabbing that happened late Monday nig...More >>
  • New Signs On Main Street Raising Concerns, Confusion

    New Signs On Main Street Raising Concerns, Confusion

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 9:13 PM EST2017-12-06 02:13:51 GMT

      If you were lined up on Main Street tonight...you may have noticed the improvements to one of Joplin's main arteries.      A lot of projects are nearing completion...which includes new signs and street markings.      But one of those signs has raised some concerns with area residents.

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      If you were lined up on Main Street tonight...you may have noticed the improvements to one of Joplin's main arteries.      A lot of projects are nearing completion...which includes new signs and street markings.      But one of those signs has raised some concerns with area residents.

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  • Former Jasper School District Worker Target of Fraud Investigation

    Former Jasper School District Worker Target of Fraud Investigation

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-12-05 22:54:50 GMT

    School district officials in Jasper say a former coworker is accused of fraud after being investigated by both local and federal authorities.

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    School district officials in Jasper say a former coworker is accused of fraud after being investigated by both local and federal authorities.

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  • Families in Need Get Toy Help from Salvation Army and KOAM Toybox: Donations Needed

    Families in Need Get Toy Help from Salvation Army and KOAM Toybox: Donations Needed

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 4:49 PM EST2017-12-05 21:49:28 GMT

         The Carthage Salvation Army working to collect toys to help one  hundred families this holiday season. It  uses toy donations to create a toy store where parents can get just the right item for their child. 

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         The Carthage Salvation Army working to collect toys to help one  hundred families this holiday season. It  uses toy donations to create a toy store where parents can get just the right item for their child. 

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-5

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-5

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 9:07 AM EST2017-12-05 14:07:14 GMT
    LIBRARY DONATION The Missouri Southern Foundation now owns the former Joplin Public Library building at 300 South Main Street.  At last night's council meeting the city officially donated the building to the foundation for development as an academic center.  University officials estimate renovation costs at around $8 to $10 Million dollars. CHRISTMAS TREE SHORTAGE The national Christmas tree shortage has hit the 4-States.  The National Christmas Tree Association...More >>
    LIBRARY DONATION The Missouri Southern Foundation now owns the former Joplin Public Library building at 300 South Main Street.  At last night's council meeting the city officially donated the building to the foundation for development as an academic center.  University officials estimate renovation costs at around $8 to $10 Million dollars. CHRISTMAS TREE SHORTAGE The national Christmas tree shortage has hit the 4-States.  The National Christmas Tree Association...More >>
  • Former Joplin Public Library Building Is Now In The Hands of Missouri Southern

    Former Joplin Public Library Building Is Now In The Hands of Missouri Southern

    Monday, December 4 2017 10:20 PM EST2017-12-05 03:20:19 GMT

         The Missouri Southern Foundation now owns the old Joplin Public Library.      The donation agreement was finalized tonight by city council members. The agreement -- was met with just a pinch of resistance, from councilman Phil Stinnett, who said, although he has high hopes for the project, ethically, he couldn't vote yes, because he couldn't justify giving away a city asset.

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         The Missouri Southern Foundation now owns the old Joplin Public Library.      The donation agreement was finalized tonight by city council members. The agreement -- was met with just a pinch of resistance, from councilman Phil Stinnett, who said, although he has high hopes for the project, ethically, he couldn't vote yes, because he couldn't justify giving away a city asset.

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  • SEK Art Fest 2018 Mural Projects

    SEK Art Fest 2018 Mural Projects

    Monday, December 4 2017 8:08 PM EST2017-12-05 01:08:39 GMT
    SEK Art Fest announces projects for 2018. Sixteen murals will be painted in nine different locations. A $13,000 grant will help fund the murals. The organization also announced next year's community object project. Fiberglass benches will join past projects that included coal buckets and football statues. Here are the mural projects:More >>
    SEK Art Fest announces projects for 2018. Sixteen murals will be painted in nine different locations. A $13,000 grant will help fund the murals. The organization also announced next year's community object project. Fiberglass benches will join past projects that included coal buckets and football statues. Here are the mural projects:More >>
  • Postal Service Conducts "Research" After Joplin Worker Caught on Camera Tossing Package

    Postal Service Conducts "Research" After Joplin Worker Caught on Camera Tossing Package

    Monday, December 4 2017 6:37 PM EST2017-12-04 23:37:31 GMT

    Nothing breakable was in that package, but the post office is now still dealing with a seemingly fragile situation.

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    Nothing breakable was in that package, but the post office is now still dealing with a seemingly fragile situation.

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  • 2017 Toybox Collection Partners

    2017 Toybox Collection Partners

    Monday, December 4 2017 11:26 AM EST2017-12-04 16:26:28 GMT

    Cricket Wireless    2409 N. Broadway    Pittsburg    KS    66762 Masonite Pittsburg    911 E. Jefferson    Pittsburg    KS    66762 Dollar General    705 N. High School Ave.    Columbus    KS    66725 Dollar General    604 W. 7th Street    Galena    KS  ...

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    Cricket Wireless    2409 N. Broadway    Pittsburg    KS    66762 Masonite Pittsburg    911 E. Jefferson    Pittsburg    KS    66762 Dollar General    705 N. High School Ave.    Columbus    KS    66725 Dollar General    604 W. 7th Street    Galena    KS  ...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-4

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-4

    Monday, December 4 2017 9:14 AM EST2017-12-04 14:14:32 GMT
    KANSAS SCHOOL FUNDING In Kansas a special legislative committee on public school funding holds its first meeting today.  It follows an October State Supreme court order to boost funding.  The court said a plan to phase in a $293 million dollar increase was still inadequate, and directed lawmakers to enact a new law before July. PITT CHILD CARE Crawford County is dealing with a shortage of quality childcare and local leaders are looking for a solution.  On Friday...More >>
    KANSAS SCHOOL FUNDING In Kansas a special legislative committee on public school funding holds its first meeting today.  It follows an October State Supreme court order to boost funding.  The court said a plan to phase in a $293 million dollar increase was still inadequate, and directed lawmakers to enact a new law before July. PITT CHILD CARE Crawford County is dealing with a shortage of quality childcare and local leaders are looking for a solution.  On Friday...More >>
  • Governor Greitens Ouster of Education Commissioner Draws Criticism

    Governor Greitens Ouster of Education Commissioner Draws Criticism

    Sunday, December 3 2017 10:45 PM EST2017-12-04 03:45:14 GMT

    A series of appointments and then withdrawn appointments to the Missouri State Board of Education by Governor Eric Greitens inevitably resulted in the outcome he sought which was the firing of Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven.  Critics are accusing the republican governor of a power grab.      

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    A series of appointments and then withdrawn appointments to the Missouri State Board of Education by Governor Eric Greitens inevitably resulted in the outcome he sought which was the firing of Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven.  Critics are accusing the republican governor of a power grab.      

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  • Kansas Committee Begins Work on New Education Funding Bill Monday

    Kansas Committee Begins Work on New Education Funding Bill Monday

    Sunday, December 3 2017 10:31 PM EST2017-12-04 03:31:51 GMT

    A  special legislative committee on Kansas public school funding holds its first meeting Monday.   It  follows an October  State Supreme Court order to boost funding. 

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    A  special legislative committee on Kansas public school funding holds its first meeting Monday.   It  follows an October  State Supreme Court order to boost funding. 

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  • Oklahoma Governor Plans to Put Medical Marijuana on the Ballot

    Oklahoma Governor Plans to Put Medical Marijuana on the Ballot

    Sunday, December 3 2017 10:18 PM EST2017-12-04 03:18:38 GMT

    Oklahoma's governor will put medical marijuana on the ballot. Governor Mary Fallin said she will set an election date for a medical marijuana ballot measure after the start of the new year. 

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    Oklahoma's governor will put medical marijuana on the ballot. Governor Mary Fallin said she will set an election date for a medical marijuana ballot measure after the start of the new year. 

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  • Picher Streets Filled With Life Once More For The Holidays

    Picher Streets Filled With Life Once More For The Holidays

    Sunday, December 3 2017 8:54 PM EST2017-12-04 01:54:15 GMT
        The City of Picher, Oklahoma may be no more, but today, you wouldn't have known it - as crowds lined Connell Avenue for the annual Picher-Cardin Christmas parade. The Picher Christmas parade has a simple message... Group 1: "Welcome home!" Group 2: "Welcome home!" Group 3: "Welcome home! Because this is the only time former citizens can return home, and have it feel like home. Anna Woods, 1942 Picher resident: "It's wonderful, these peo...More >>
        The City of Picher, Oklahoma may be no more, but today, you wouldn't have known it - as crowds lined Connell Avenue for the annual Picher-Cardin Christmas parade. The Picher Christmas parade has a simple message... Group 1: "Welcome home!" Group 2: "Welcome home!" Group 3: "Welcome home! Because this is the only time former citizens can return home, and have it feel like home. Anna Woods, 1942 Picher resident: "It's wonderful, these peo...More >>
  • Firefighters Fan Out to Collect Toys and Donations for Christmas for Kids

    Firefighters Fan Out to Collect Toys and Donations for Christmas for Kids

    Saturday, December 2 2017 9:28 PM EST2017-12-03 02:28:19 GMT

    Firefighters from every Newton County community fire station used their boots Saturday to  collect  money and toys  to help kids in need.  

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    Firefighters from every Newton County community fire station used their boots Saturday to  collect  money and toys  to help kids in need.  

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  • Driver Identified in Deadly Crash that Killed MSSU Student Vivian Vu

    Driver Identified in Deadly Crash that Killed MSSU Student Vivian Vu

    Saturday, December 2 2017 9:18 PM EST2017-12-03 02:18:08 GMT

    A Colorado man was identified as the driver of a truck involved in a deadly crash that claimed the life of a Missouri Southern State University student.   Vivian Vu died of injuries from  the crash  near Hamel Illinois on November 21st.  

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    A Colorado man was identified as the driver of a truck involved in a deadly crash that claimed the life of a Missouri Southern State University student.   Vivian Vu died of injuries from  the crash  near Hamel Illinois on November 21st.  

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  • Sidewalk Construction Brings Safety Concerns

    Sidewalk Construction Brings Safety Concerns

    Friday, December 1 2017 9:29 PM EST2017-12-02 02:29:19 GMT

         Sidewalk projects continue throughout parts of Joplin.    And while the finished product should be plush...it's what taking place in the interim that has some concerned. Jones: " I'm just concerned for safety.  It ain't for me it's for everybody." Jim Jones is a Carl Junction resident, but, he has grand kids here in Joplin, and with all the construction going on in town, he's become concerned about the sidewalks.

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         Sidewalk projects continue throughout parts of Joplin.    And while the finished product should be plush...it's what taking place in the interim that has some concerned. Jones: " I'm just concerned for safety.  It ain't for me it's for everybody." Jim Jones is a Carl Junction resident, but, he has grand kids here in Joplin, and with all the construction going on in town, he's become concerned about the sidewalks.

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  • Mother of Child with Autism Speaks About Allegation of Abuse at Carthage School

    Mother of Child with Autism Speaks About Allegation of Abuse at Carthage School

    Friday, December 1 2017 7:10 PM EST2017-12-02 00:10:38 GMT

    "No one has ever taken a moment to admit to say we've done this to improve.  We've done this to make sure things like this are not happening."

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    "No one has ever taken a moment to admit to say we've done this to improve.  We've done this to make sure things like this are not happening."

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  • Journey to Bethlehem

    Journey to Bethlehem

    Friday, December 1 2017 11:11 AM EST2017-12-01 16:11:53 GMT

    The Journey to Bethlehem is a walking, outdoor, interactive drama of the original Christmas story. KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Bryce Hotchikiss, the Lead Minister at Countryside Christian Church in Pittsburg, to find out what makes this annual production so special. The Journey is free to attend.  It starts Saturday night, Dec. 2nd from 6:00-9:00pm and then on Sunday from 5:00-8:00pm.  The church is located at 1901 E 4th.  Guests are asked to park i...

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    The Journey to Bethlehem is a walking, outdoor, interactive drama of the original Christmas story. KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Bryce Hotchikiss, the Lead Minister at Countryside Christian Church in Pittsburg, to find out what makes this annual production so special. The Journey is free to attend.  It starts Saturday night, Dec. 2nd from 6:00-9:00pm and then on Sunday from 5:00-8:00pm.  The church is located at 1901 E 4th.  Guests are asked to park i...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-1

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-1

    Friday, December 1 2017 12:59 PM EST2017-12-01 17:59:02 GMT

    JOE BECKER FUTURE A new professional baseball team in Joplin is a few steps closer to reality.  City officials on Thursday met with a representative of the newly formed "Southwest League of Professional Baseball" based in Texas.  Joplin's city manager told KOAM by e-mail yesterday that talks  between the city and the new baseball league continue, and that both sides are doing their due diligence. STOLEN PACKAGES Joplin police have arrested what they ca...

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    JOE BECKER FUTURE A new professional baseball team in Joplin is a few steps closer to reality.  City officials on Thursday met with a representative of the newly formed "Southwest League of Professional Baseball" based in Texas.  Joplin's city manager told KOAM by e-mail yesterday that talks  between the city and the new baseball league continue, and that both sides are doing their due diligence. STOLEN PACKAGES Joplin police have arrested what they ca...

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  • Carthage Fire Station #2: Coming Soon

    Carthage Fire Station #2: Coming Soon

    Thursday, November 30 2017 9:20 PM EST2017-12-01 02:20:23 GMT

         Residents on the south side of Carthage will soon see improved fire response times thanks to a new fire station that's in the works.      And there's something special about it.

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         Residents on the south side of Carthage will soon see improved fire response times thanks to a new fire station that's in the works.      And there's something special about it.

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  • Talks for a New Joplin Baseball Team Ramp Up After Meeting

    Talks for a New Joplin Baseball Team Ramp Up After Meeting

    Thursday, November 30 2017 7:06 PM EST2017-12-01 00:06:32 GMT

    Come 2019, professional baseball team could once again play at Joe Becker.

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    Come 2019, professional baseball team could once again play at Joe Becker.

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  • Tech Students in Frontenac Get Assembly Line Experience with PSU Designed Product

    Tech Students in Frontenac Get Assembly Line Experience with PSU Designed Product

    Thursday, November 30 2017 6:21 PM EST2017-11-30 23:21:14 GMT

    The push for STEM trained students put Frontenac freshman on an assembly line today. Students in the foundations of technology class at Frontenac high school became the work crew for the Pittsburg State University Manufacturing Enterprise class. 

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    The push for STEM trained students put Frontenac freshman on an assembly line today. Students in the foundations of technology class at Frontenac high school became the work crew for the Pittsburg State University Manufacturing Enterprise class. 

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  • Authorities Investigate A Threat Made At Pittsburg High School

    Authorities Investigate A Threat Made At Pittsburg High School

    Thursday, November 30 2017 5:30 PM EST2017-11-30 22:30:16 GMT

    Law enforcement investigates a threat made against the Pittsburg High School and find the threat not credible.  On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Pittsburg High School officials were informed about a threat that was found in a textbook. 

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    Law enforcement investigates a threat made against the Pittsburg High School and find the threat not credible.  On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Pittsburg High School officials were informed about a threat that was found in a textbook. 

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  • FCC head and Parsons, Kansas native Ajit Pai defends his plan to undo the country's net-neutrality rules.

    Net Neutrality

    Net Neutrality

    Thursday, November 30 2017 10:06 AM EST2017-11-30 15:06:42 GMT
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission and native of Parsons, Kansas, Ajit Pai is defending his plan to undo the country's net-neutrality rules.  In a speech this week, the FCC Chairman spoke out against his critics in Hollywood.  According to the Associated Press, Pai referred to comments by Cher, Mark Ruffalo, Alyssa Milano, and George Takei as "absurd."  One criticism of his plan is that it will allow phone and cable companies to b...More >>
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission and native of Parsons, Kansas, Ajit Pai is defending his plan to undo the country's net-neutrality rules.  In a speech this week, the FCC Chairman spoke out against his critics in Hollywood.  According to the Associated Press, Pai referred to comments by Cher, Mark Ruffalo, Alyssa Milano, and George Takei as "absurd."  One criticism of his plan is that it will allow phone and cable companies to b...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-30-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-30-17

    Thursday, November 30 2017 9:28 AM EST2017-11-30 14:28:14 GMT
    DOG ABUSE The Webb City Police Department is investigating what led to a dog being poisoned.  It started Tuesday night when a Webb City couple returned home and found their dog lethargic and unwilling to eat.  He was ultimately taken to a vet who determined he had ingested something poisonous.  The couple then contacted police to attempt to find out what happened.  The owners later took the dog to the Joplin Humane Society.  Anyone with information is being...More >>
    DOG ABUSE The Webb City Police Department is investigating what led to a dog being poisoned.  It started Tuesday night when a Webb City couple returned home and found their dog lethargic and unwilling to eat.  He was ultimately taken to a vet who determined he had ingested something poisonous.  The couple then contacted police to attempt to find out what happened.  The owners later took the dog to the Joplin Humane Society.  Anyone with information is being...More >>
  • Police Investigating Dog That Was Poisoned In Webb City

    Police Investigating Dog That Was Poisoned In Webb City

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 9:29 PM EST2017-11-30 02:29:20 GMT

         A dog is in grave condition tonight at the Joplin Humane Society after allegedly being poisoned sometime last night in Webb City.      Police are investigating.

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         A dog is in grave condition tonight at the Joplin Humane Society after allegedly being poisoned sometime last night in Webb City.      Police are investigating.

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  • Knitted Knockers Free Prosthesis to Breast Cancer Survivors

    Knitted Knockers Free Prosthesis to Breast Cancer Survivors

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 7:15 PM EST2017-11-30 00:15:27 GMT

     A Pittsburg woman is part of a national mission to make something to help breast cancer patients.
         It's called Knitted Knockers.

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     A Pittsburg woman is part of a national mission to make something to help breast cancer patients.
         It's called Knitted Knockers.

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  • Joplin Police Promise Due Diligence After Shooting Near School

    Joplin Police Promise Due Diligence After Shooting Near School

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-11-29 23:51:38 GMT

    Joplin police say the crime happened shortly after 10 last night.

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    Joplin police say the crime happened shortly after 10 last night.

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  • Joplin Man Shot in Face

    Joplin Man Shot in Face

    Joplin Man Shot in Face

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 4:45 PM EST2017-11-29 21:45:07 GMT

    A Joplin man is in custody for allegedly shooting another man in the face.    According to Joplin Police Department officers responded to a residence at 202 South McKinley around 10:20 p.m..  The caller reported hearing gun shots and yelling inside the home.  Officers did not find any injuries or signs of shooting at the home.  No one at the home would confirm a shooting occurred.  

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    A Joplin man is in custody for allegedly shooting another man in the face.    According to Joplin Police Department officers responded to a residence at 202 South McKinley around 10:20 p.m..  The caller reported hearing gun shots and yelling inside the home.  Officers did not find any injuries or signs of shooting at the home.  No one at the home would confirm a shooting occurred.  

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  • Wildcat Wednesday Dicamba Discussion

    Wildcat Wednesday Dicamba Discussion

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 9:21 AM EST2017-11-29 14:21:24 GMT
    Dicamba is now a restricted use pesticide, due to guidelines issued recently by the Environmental Protection Agency. In this Wildcat Wednesday interview, KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with K-State Extension Agent, Josh Coltrain, to discuss what led to the dicamba changes and how these new guidelines will affect producers in our area. The guidelines were reached through a deal between the Trump Administration and the three companies that make dicamba, including Monsanto, BAS...More >>
    Dicamba is now a restricted use pesticide, due to guidelines issued recently by the Environmental Protection Agency. In this Wildcat Wednesday interview, KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with K-State Extension Agent, Josh Coltrain, to discuss what led to the dicamba changes and how these new guidelines will affect producers in our area. The guidelines were reached through a deal between the Trump Administration and the three companies that make dicamba, including Monsanto, BAS...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-29-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-29-17

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 9:28 AM EST2017-11-29 14:28:26 GMT

    TAR CREEK LAWSUIT The campaign for accountability wants to see records of an investigation published, and now the organization is taking legal action.  Back in 2011, the Oklahoma Attorney General requested a special investigation into the Lead-Impacted Communities Relocation Trust.  The CFA says the audit found there was illegal activity, and then the auditor requested the Attorney General to publish what was found. However the Attorney General refused to release that inf...

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    TAR CREEK LAWSUIT The campaign for accountability wants to see records of an investigation published, and now the organization is taking legal action.  Back in 2011, the Oklahoma Attorney General requested a special investigation into the Lead-Impacted Communities Relocation Trust.  The CFA says the audit found there was illegal activity, and then the auditor requested the Attorney General to publish what was found. However the Attorney General refused to release that inf...

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  • The Future of Wildcat Glades Is A Little More In Focus After Public Meeting

    The Future of Wildcat Glades Is A Little More In Focus After Public Meeting

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-11-29 04:09:21 GMT

         What lies ahead for Wildcat Glades in Joplin?      It was announced earlier this month that the Audubon Society was ending its partnership with the popular 10-year old nature facility.      Tonight a community forum was held to talk about the future.

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         What lies ahead for Wildcat Glades in Joplin?      It was announced earlier this month that the Audubon Society was ending its partnership with the popular 10-year old nature facility.      Tonight a community forum was held to talk about the future.

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  • Missouri Lawmakers Lend Hand to Joplin in Effort to Extend FEMA Deadline

    Missouri Lawmakers Lend Hand to Joplin in Effort to Extend FEMA Deadline

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 8:04 PM EST2017-11-29 01:04:29 GMT

    Even if the request is denied, construction projects will still happen; more HUD money or even sales tax revenue would cover costs.

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    Even if the request is denied, construction projects will still happen; more HUD money or even sales tax revenue would cover costs.

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  • Adopt-a-Family Program Provides Christmas for Those in Need

    Adopt-a-Family Program Provides Christmas for Those in Need

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 7:39 PM EST2017-11-29 00:39:14 GMT

    The Salvation Army is working hard to help families this Christmas and some local businesses  are a big part of making that possible. The adopt-a-family program changes lives. 

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    The Salvation Army is working hard to help families this Christmas and some local businesses  are a big part of making that possible. The adopt-a-family program changes lives. 

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-28

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-28

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 2:06 PM EST2017-11-28 19:06:19 GMT

    CJ SPORTS AUTHORITY   Voters will soon decide the fate of a new sports complex proposal in Carl junction.  The proposal calls for five new baseball and softball fields, along with one new tee ball field. The project would be built on 40 acres on the west side of town.  The total cost of this proposal sits right now at around $4.8 million dollars.  Tax payers will soon decide if increased city property taxes *only in Carl junction* will pay for this propose...

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    CJ SPORTS AUTHORITY   Voters will soon decide the fate of a new sports complex proposal in Carl junction.  The proposal calls for five new baseball and softball fields, along with one new tee ball field. The project would be built on 40 acres on the west side of town.  The total cost of this proposal sits right now at around $4.8 million dollars.  Tax payers will soon decide if increased city property taxes *only in Carl junction* will pay for this propose...

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  • New Sports Complex Proposed for Carl Junction

    New Sports Complex Proposed for Carl Junction

    Monday, November 27 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-11-28 00:03:18 GMT

    "It's a huge step for Carl Junction to be able to consider something like this."

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    "It's a huge step for Carl Junction to be able to consider something like this."

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  • FORT SCOTT CANDLELIGHT TOUR

    FORT SCOTT CANDLELIGHT TOUR

    Thursday, November 30 2017 5:16 PM EST2017-11-30 22:16:13 GMT

    Michael Hayslip founds out how the community can get involved in this weekend's Candlelight Tours at the Fort Scott National Historic Site.  For more details about this year's historic event click here.

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    Michael Hayslip founds out how the community can get involved in this weekend's Candlelight Tours at the Fort Scott National Historic Site.  For more details about this year's historic event click here.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-27-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-27-17

    Monday, November 27 2017 9:42 AM EST2017-11-27 14:42:39 GMT
    VIVIAN VU SERVICE The family and friends of Vivian Vu gathered for a blessing service on Sunday.  Vivian died on Thursday from injuries sustained in a car accident.  It wasn't her official funeral or visitation--but a blessing service where her loved ones could be together in prayer.  Visitation for vu is scheduled for 6:00 pm tonight at Mason Woodard Funeral Home. KANSAS AIR QUALITY Good news for the state of Kansas. Residents can breathe a little easier! ...More >>
    VIVIAN VU SERVICE The family and friends of Vivian Vu gathered for a blessing service on Sunday.  Vivian died on Thursday from injuries sustained in a car accident.  It wasn't her official funeral or visitation--but a blessing service where her loved ones could be together in prayer.  Visitation for vu is scheduled for 6:00 pm tonight at Mason Woodard Funeral Home. KANSAS AIR QUALITY Good news for the state of Kansas. Residents can breathe a little easier! ...More >>
  • Blessing Service Held For Late MSSU Student, Vivian Vu

    Blessing Service Held For Late MSSU Student, Vivian Vu

    Monday, November 27 2017 10:59 AM EST2017-11-27 15:59:16 GMT

    Family and friends line up to sprinkle holy water on the casket of a young woman near to the hearts of many. "Vivian was my best friend. She was my traveling partner, she was going to be my maid of honor. She was my person" says her older sister, Diana Vu. "She's like a big gift from God to all of us..a gift that we continue to cherish. We continue to thank god for the gift of her life" says Father Simon Le. It's not her official funeral service, but a bles...

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    Family and friends line up to sprinkle holy water on the casket of a young woman near to the hearts of many. "Vivian was my best friend. She was my traveling partner, she was going to be my maid of honor. She was my person" says her older sister, Diana Vu. "She's like a big gift from God to all of us..a gift that we continue to cherish. We continue to thank god for the gift of her life" says Father Simon Le. It's not her official funeral service, but a bles...

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  • Kansas Air Quality Meets Federal Standards

    Kansas Air Quality Meets Federal Standards

    Sunday, November 26 2017 6:52 PM EST2017-11-26 23:52:19 GMT

    Good news for the state of Kansas and residents who can breathe a little easier.. The environmental protection agency says all one hundred and five counties in the state meet recent ozone standards.  

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    Good news for the state of Kansas and residents who can breathe a little easier.. The environmental protection agency says all one hundred and five counties in the state meet recent ozone standards.  

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  • Gov. Greitens Appoints New Member to State Medical Licensing Board Targeting Problem Opioid Prescribers

    Gov. Greitens Appoints New Member to State Medical Licensing Board Targeting Problem Opioid Prescribers

    Sunday, November 26 2017 6:39 PM EST2017-11-26 23:39:34 GMT

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens  has appointed  his first member of the state's medical licensing board as his administration works to get a database off the ground that can identify problem opioid prescribers.  

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    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens  has appointed  his first member of the state's medical licensing board as his administration works to get a database off the ground that can identify problem opioid prescribers.  

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  • Funeral Services Announced for MSSU Student Killed in Crash

    Funeral Services Announced for MSSU Student Killed in Crash

    Saturday, November 25 2017 11:46 PM EST2017-11-26 04:46:43 GMT

    Funeral arrangements were announced for Vivian Vu, the Missouri Southern State University student who was killed in a crash in Illinois when a semi truck plowed into several vehicles. 

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    Funeral arrangements were announced for Vivian Vu, the Missouri Southern State University student who was killed in a crash in Illinois when a semi truck plowed into several vehicles. 

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  • Miami Man Thrown From Top of Vehicle Dies of Injuries

    Miami Man Thrown From Top of Vehicle Dies of Injuries

    Saturday, November 25 2017 10:28 PM EST2017-11-26 03:28:12 GMT

    A Miami, Oklahoma man has died from injuries suffered  when he was thrown twenty feet  from the top of a vehicle Friday afternoon. 

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    A Miami, Oklahoma man has died from injuries suffered  when he was thrown twenty feet  from the top of a vehicle Friday afternoon. 

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  • Small Business Saturday Brings Benefits Locally

    Small Business Saturday Brings Benefits Locally

    Saturday, November 25 2017 10:13 PM EST2017-11-26 03:13:39 GMT

        Small Business Saturday is coming to a close across the region, but the benefit it can bring locally, never closes. For Debbie Mayberry Webb and her family, Small Business Saturday has become an important part of their shopping ritual.

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        Small Business Saturday is coming to a close across the region, but the benefit it can bring locally, never closes. For Debbie Mayberry Webb and her family, Small Business Saturday has become an important part of their shopping ritual.

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  • Attempted Aggravated Arson

    Attempted Aggravated Arson

    Friday, November 24 2017 5:17 PM EST2017-11-24 22:17:54 GMT
    Pittsburg Police investigate an attempted aggravated arson. Officers responded to a home in the 300 block of North Miles Street at 7:42 pm on Thursday (11/23). They say the resident reported a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the side of her home. Officers say they learned the suspects lit a cloth on fire that was stuck in a glass alcohol bottle and threw the bottle at the front of the home. The fire went out before the bottle hit the home. No damage was done. Police are asking for in...More >>
    Pittsburg Police investigate an attempted aggravated arson. Officers responded to a home in the 300 block of North Miles Street at 7:42 pm on Thursday (11/23). They say the resident reported a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the side of her home. Officers say they learned the suspects lit a cloth on fire that was stuck in a glass alcohol bottle and threw the bottle at the front of the home. The fire went out before the bottle hit the home. No damage was done. Police are asking for in...More >>
  • Kansas Woman Dies After Deer Accident

    Kansas Woman Dies After Deer Accident

    Friday, November 24 2017 4:13 PM EST2017-11-24 21:13:44 GMT

    The deer, hit by another car, flew into the air and collided with the victim's vehicle.

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    The deer, hit by another car, flew into the air and collided with the victim's vehicle.

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  • KC Southern Holiday Express Begins Journey

    KC Southern Holiday Express Begins Journey

    Friday, November 24 2017 4:09 PM EST2017-11-24 21:09:40 GMT

    Guests get to visit Santa and tour the train.

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    Guests get to visit Santa and tour the train.

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  • New Guidelines Change Blood Pressure Categories

    New Guidelines Change Blood Pressure Categories

    Friday, November 24 2017 4:03 PM EST2017-11-24 21:03:27 GMT

    "The big change in this is now hypertension is defined as a blood pressure greater than 130."

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    "The big change in this is now hypertension is defined as a blood pressure greater than 130."

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  • "Great American Smokeout" Highlights Low Dose CAT Scans as Detection for Lung Cancer

    "Great American Smokeout" Highlights Low Dose CAT Scans as Detection for Lung Cancer

    Friday, November 24 2017 3:54 PM EST2017-11-24 20:54:22 GMT

    "It will reduce their risk of dying of cancer, lung cancer, by 20 percent."

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    "It will reduce their risk of dying of cancer, lung cancer, by 20 percent."

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  • Pre-Black Friday Sales Kick Off, Store Associates Put To Hard Work

    Pre-Black Friday Sales Kick Off, Store Associates Put To Hard Work

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:41 AM EST2017-11-24 15:41:46 GMT

        According to the National Retail Federation -- 154-million people participated in Black Friday shopping last year.     And the lines were back this evening.     Kohl's was one of the many stores nationwide with a special opening time for Pre-Black Friday sales, opening at 5 this evening.     The lines were already forming around 4:15 this afternoon.     Store officials say they had about 800 in line last ye...

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        According to the National Retail Federation -- 154-million people participated in Black Friday shopping last year.     And the lines were back this evening.     Kohl's was one of the many stores nationwide with a special opening time for Pre-Black Friday sales, opening at 5 this evening.     The lines were already forming around 4:15 this afternoon.     Store officials say they had about 800 in line last ye...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-23-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-23-17

    Thursday, November 23 2017 9:15 AM EST2017-11-23 14:15:39 GMT
    CONGRESSMAN APOLOGY Texas Congressman Joe Barton has apologized for a lewd photo of him that's circulating on the Internet. The Washington Post is reporting the 68-year-old Republican told a woman to whom he sent sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life.  The photo was published Tuesday by an Anonymous Twitter account. PARADE SECURITY Security will be heightened at New York...More >>
    CONGRESSMAN APOLOGY Texas Congressman Joe Barton has apologized for a lewd photo of him that's circulating on the Internet. The Washington Post is reporting the 68-year-old Republican told a woman to whom he sent sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life.  The photo was published Tuesday by an Anonymous Twitter account. PARADE SECURITY Security will be heightened at New York...More >>
  • Emergency Workers Keeping You Safe This Black Friday, But How Can You Keep Them Safe?

    Emergency Workers Keeping You Safe This Black Friday, But How Can You Keep Them Safe?

    Thursday, November 23 2017 3:48 PM EST2017-11-23 20:48:59 GMT

      Police in Joplin will *also* have a stronger presence over the next chunk of days.      Particularly tomorrow night and into Black Friday when the roads will be consumed with shoppers.

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      Police in Joplin will *also* have a stronger presence over the next chunk of days.      Particularly tomorrow night and into Black Friday when the roads will be consumed with shoppers.

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  • Increasing Number of Kids Removed from Kansas Homes with Drugs as Factor; Challenge to Fix for New DCF Leader

    Increasing Number of Kids Removed from Kansas Homes with Drugs as Factor; Challenge to Fix for New DCF Leader

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:56 PM EST2017-11-22 23:56:23 GMT

          The agency, known as DCF, recently noted a forty-two percent increase in children removed from homes with drugs as a contributing factor in a five year period. 

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          The agency, known as DCF, recently noted a forty-two percent increase in children removed from homes with drugs as a contributing factor in a five year period. 

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  • Volunteers Prepare for First Thanksgiving at Pittsburg Food Shelter

    Volunteers Prepare for First Thanksgiving at Pittsburg Food Shelter

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:05 PM EST2017-11-22 23:05:10 GMT

    ...The food is good.  The meaning behind that food is the "secret ingredient."

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    ...The food is good.  The meaning behind that food is the "secret ingredient."

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  • MSSU Student Dies From Injuries Sustained In St. Louis Crash, Other Students Injured in Accident Near St. Louis

    MSSU Student Dies From Injuries Sustained In St. Louis Crash, Other Students Injured in Accident Near St. Louis

    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:40 PM EST2017-11-24 04:40:18 GMT

    NEWS RELEASE FROM MSSU: Joplin, MO – Six students and a faculty member from Missouri Southern State University were among those injured in an eight-vehicle crash Tuesday evening near Hamel, Ill., approximately 30 miles from St. Louis. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, when a semitrailer traveling southbound on Interstate 55 struck seven vehicles traveling at highway speed. The driver and passenger of one ...

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    NEWS RELEASE FROM MSSU: Joplin, MO – Six students and a faculty member from Missouri Southern State University were among those injured in an eight-vehicle crash Tuesday evening near Hamel, Ill., approximately 30 miles from St. Louis. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, when a semitrailer traveling southbound on Interstate 55 struck seven vehicles traveling at highway speed. The driver and passenger of one ...

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  • Not Everyone Optimistic About Missouri Minimum Wage Increase

    Not Everyone Optimistic About Missouri Minimum Wage Increase

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 9:48 PM EST2017-11-22 02:48:23 GMT

         If you live in Missouri...you may start to take home a little more green next year.      The minimum wage is set to go up 15 cents on January 1st.      But there are some who are skeptical about the benefits of the increase. Right now, the minimum wage in Missouri is $7.70 an hour, but is that amount enough?

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         If you live in Missouri...you may start to take home a little more green next year.      The minimum wage is set to go up 15 cents on January 1st.      But there are some who are skeptical about the benefits of the increase. Right now, the minimum wage in Missouri is $7.70 an hour, but is that amount enough?

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  • Travel Starts Early for Drivers and Fliers

    Travel Starts Early for Drivers and Fliers

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-11-21 23:51:59 GMT

    People are getting a jump on their holiday travels and taking to the road or the skies today for their Thanksgiving trip. 

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    People are getting a jump on their holiday travels and taking to the road or the skies today for their Thanksgiving trip. 

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  • Joplin Police Get Suspect "Calm" Enough for Mugshot after Econo Lodge Incident

    Joplin Police Get Suspect "Calm" Enough for Mugshot after Econo Lodge Incident

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 6:32 PM EST2017-11-21 23:32:29 GMT
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    "He was laughing at one point.  His behaviors were just not normal."

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    "He was laughing at one point.  His behaviors were just not normal."

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  • Neosho Man Arrested for Arson at Joplin's Econolodge

    Neosho Man Arrested for Arson at Joplin's Econolodge

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:39 AM EST2017-11-21 16:39:04 GMT
    Early morning fire leads to the arrest of a Neosho man.  According to the press release from Joplin Police and Fire Department crews responded to the Econolodge at 3510 S Range Line, Tuesday November 21, 2017 around 4:30a.m..  When a Joplin Police Officer arrived on scene he noticed smoke coming from 2nd floor on the north side of the building. The hotel staff reported a man renting the room was destroying the room and throwing things out the window.  The officer...More >>
    Early morning fire leads to the arrest of a Neosho man.  According to the press release from Joplin Police and Fire Department crews responded to the Econolodge at 3510 S Range Line, Tuesday November 21, 2017 around 4:30a.m..  When a Joplin Police Officer arrived on scene he noticed smoke coming from 2nd floor on the north side of the building. The hotel staff reported a man renting the room was destroying the room and throwing things out the window.  The officer...More >>
  • SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

    SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:22 PM EST2017-11-21 17:22:22 GMT

    For every year over the last decade, 60%-80% of new jobs were generated by small businesses. According to American Express for every $100 spent at local small businesses, $68 returns to the community.  This morning KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with the chair of the Downtown Advisory Board Marketing Committee, Sydney Anselmi, to talk Small Business Saturday in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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    For every year over the last decade, 60%-80% of new jobs were generated by small businesses. According to American Express for every $100 spent at local small businesses, $68 returns to the community.  This morning KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with the chair of the Downtown Advisory Board Marketing Committee, Sydney Anselmi, to talk Small Business Saturday in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-21-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-21-17

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:23 PM EST2017-11-21 17:23:40 GMT

    OPIOID DEATHS A new report shows the number of opioid deaths in Missouri this year could exceed traffic fatalities for the first time ever.  There have been 591 traffic deaths in the Show Me State, compared to 733 opioid deaths.  The numbers come from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  And now some local emergency workers and the newton county coroner believe the epidemic is making its way into extreme Sout...

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    OPIOID DEATHS A new report shows the number of opioid deaths in Missouri this year could exceed traffic fatalities for the first time ever.  There have been 591 traffic deaths in the Show Me State, compared to 733 opioid deaths.  The numbers come from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  And now some local emergency workers and the newton county coroner believe the epidemic is making its way into extreme Sout...

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  • Online Study Says Online Dating In Missouri Is Dangerous

    Online Study Says Online Dating In Missouri Is Dangerous

    Monday, November 20 2017 10:22 PM EST2017-11-21 03:22:55 GMT

         If you live in the State of Missouri and use an online dating site...congratulations on your middle name being "danger".      According to recent study...the Show-me State is the most dangerous state in America for online dating.

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         If you live in the State of Missouri and use an online dating site...congratulations on your middle name being "danger".      According to recent study...the Show-me State is the most dangerous state in America for online dating.

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  • MO 2018 Minimum Wage Set

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:15 PM EST2017-11-21 01:15:53 GMT

    The minimum wage rate will be $7.85 next year. The Missouri Department of Labor today (11/20/2017) announced that the wage rate for 2018 has been set. It will take effect January 1st. According to the Department of Labor, all businesses will be required to pay at minimum, the $7.85 hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. They say according to Missouri law, the minimum wage rate is calculated once a year and can increase or d...

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    The minimum wage rate will be $7.85 next year. The Missouri Department of Labor today (11/20/2017) announced that the wage rate for 2018 has been set. It will take effect January 1st. According to the Department of Labor, all businesses will be required to pay at minimum, the $7.85 hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. They say according to Missouri law, the minimum wage rate is calculated once a year and can increase or d...

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  • Missouri Statewide Numbers Show Opioid Overdose Deaths Could Exceed Traffic Fatalities; Local Officials Expect Situation to Worsen

    Missouri Statewide Numbers Show Opioid Overdose Deaths Could Exceed Traffic Fatalities; Local Officials Expect Situation to Worsen

    Monday, November 20 2017 7:11 PM EST2017-11-21 00:11:20 GMT

    Local coroners and emergency responders say they believe the opioid epidemic is making its way from the Springfield area to extreme Southwest Missouri.  

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    Local coroners and emergency responders say they believe the opioid epidemic is making its way from the Springfield area to extreme Southwest Missouri.  

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  • Settlement Reached in Nicodemus Lawsuit

    Settlement Reached in Nicodemus Lawsuit

    Settlement Reached in Nicodemus Lawsuit

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:33 AM EST2017-11-21 15:33:48 GMT
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    A settlement is reached in the lawsuit filed by the family of a Joplin student who was killed when a basketball goal fell on him. Spencer Nicodemus was a senior at Joplin High School when the basketball goal fell on him at Irving Elementary School on March 2, 2017. Nicodemus and another student were at the elementary school that morning mentoring younger students.   In August 2017, his parents filed a wrongful death suit against companies involved in the construction, s...

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    A settlement is reached in the lawsuit filed by the family of a Joplin student who was killed when a basketball goal fell on him. Spencer Nicodemus was a senior at Joplin High School when the basketball goal fell on him at Irving Elementary School on March 2, 2017. Nicodemus and another student were at the elementary school that morning mentoring younger students.   In August 2017, his parents filed a wrongful death suit against companies involved in the construction, s...

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  • EMPIRE ELVES Interview

    EMPIRE ELVES Interview

    Monday, November 20 2017 5:10 PM EST2017-11-20 22:10:52 GMT

    Each year The Empire Electric's Christmas Elves program helps distribute gifts to elderly customers who spend their holidays alone. In this KOAM Morning News interview, Michael Hayslip finds out how you can select a name and be a part of the tradition with a simple visit to the Empire lobby at 602 S. Joplin thru December 11th. 

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    Each year The Empire Electric's Christmas Elves program helps distribute gifts to elderly customers who spend their holidays alone. In this KOAM Morning News interview, Michael Hayslip finds out how you can select a name and be a part of the tradition with a simple visit to the Empire lobby at 602 S. Joplin thru December 11th. 

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-20-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-20-17

    Monday, November 20 2017 3:13 PM EST2017-11-20 20:13:22 GMT

    REP DAVIS HEADS TO WASHINGTON Missouri State Representative Charlie Davis, has been invited to the capitol for the House Veterans Affairs Conference with state and local leaders.                Davis, who represents Webb City, will head to Washington D.C. November 29th.  Rep. Davis serves as Chairman of the Veterans Committee in the Missouri House of Representatives.  Some of the critical issues to be ...

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    REP DAVIS HEADS TO WASHINGTON Missouri State Representative Charlie Davis, has been invited to the capitol for the House Veterans Affairs Conference with state and local leaders.                Davis, who represents Webb City, will head to Washington D.C. November 29th.  Rep. Davis serves as Chairman of the Veterans Committee in the Missouri House of Representatives.  Some of the critical issues to be ...

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  • Local State Representative Heading to White House to Talk Veterans Issues

    Local State Representative Heading to White House to Talk Veterans Issues

    Sunday, November 19 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-11-20 03:19:08 GMT

    A local state representative is heading to the white house. Missouri State Representative Charlie Davis,  has been invited to the capitol for the House Veterans Affairs Conference with state and local leaders. 

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    A local state representative is heading to the white house. Missouri State Representative Charlie Davis,  has been invited to the capitol for the House Veterans Affairs Conference with state and local leaders. 

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  • CDC Offers Tips For Safely Cooking and Serving Turkey

    CDC Offers Tips For Safely Cooking and Serving Turkey

    Sunday, November 19 2017 6:24 PM EST2017-11-19 23:24:30 GMT

    You don't want your  Thanksgiving dinner to cause food borne illnesses so the Centers for Disease Control offers safety tips. 

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    You don't want your  Thanksgiving dinner to cause food borne illnesses so the Centers for Disease Control offers safety tips. 

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  • Senator Claire McCaskill Holds a Town Hall Meeting in Webb City

    Senator Claire McCaskill Holds a Town Hall Meeting in Webb City

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:53 PM EST2017-11-18 20:53:15 GMT

    From national debt to energy cost...A US Senator talks politics in Webb City.     The Southwest Center in Webb City played host to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill for a town hall meeting.     A number of topics were discussed -- and attendees were able to write down questions that Senator McCaskill would answer.     One of the more heated topics became renewable energy and its associated costs.

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    From national debt to energy cost...A US Senator talks politics in Webb City.     The Southwest Center in Webb City played host to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill for a town hall meeting.     A number of topics were discussed -- and attendees were able to write down questions that Senator McCaskill would answer.     One of the more heated topics became renewable energy and its associated costs.

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  • Turkey's Head Out The Door At A Local Church

    Turkey's Head Out The Door At A Local Church

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:46 PM EST2017-11-18 20:46:24 GMT

    In Webb City this morning more than 100 people took home a turkey after sharing in a prayer service...the Webb City Church of the Nazarene is making a  tradition of the event to help feed families with food and with spirit.

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    In Webb City this morning more than 100 people took home a turkey after sharing in a prayer service...the Webb City Church of the Nazarene is making a  tradition of the event to help feed families with food and with spirit.

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  • Victim of Fatal Motorcycle Crash Identified

    Victim of Fatal Motorcycle Crash Identified

    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:05 PM EST2017-11-18 20:05:08 GMT

    The identity of the  motorcyclist killed in a collision Friday  has been released.  

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    The identity of the  motorcyclist killed in a collision Friday  has been released.  

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  • Suspect Back in Jail After "Daring" Walk Out of Hospital

    Suspect Back in Jail After "Daring" Walk Out of Hospital

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:53 PM EST2017-11-17 23:53:44 GMT

    Deputies did not expect Dacoda Johnson to defy the odds.

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    Deputies did not expect Dacoda Johnson to defy the odds.

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  • SHRED-A-PALOOZA

    SHRED-A-PALOOZA

    Friday, November 17 2017 2:12 PM EST2017-11-17 19:12:04 GMT

    The Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a big shredding event on Saturday, November 18th.  The event runs from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  For more details click here. How long should you keep records like old tax returns?  The IRS has everything you need to know.  Here's a link for specific IRS GUIDELINES.

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    The Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a big shredding event on Saturday, November 18th.  The event runs from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  For more details click here. How long should you keep records like old tax returns?  The IRS has everything you need to know.  Here's a link for specific IRS GUIDELINES.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-17-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-17-17

    Friday, November 17 2017 2:21 PM EST2017-11-17 19:21:22 GMT

    BOURBON COUNTY ATTORNEY Bourbon County, Kansas will soon have a new county attorney.  The current attorney, Justin Meeks, is resigning from the position.  He currently is both county attorney and counselor.  He plans to stay on as county counselor, and is looking for a pay raise for the position.  He says taking on the two jobs has been too much. BIKE-PED MEETING The city of Joplin joins with Webb City and Carl Junction to develop a unified bike and pedest...

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    BOURBON COUNTY ATTORNEY Bourbon County, Kansas will soon have a new county attorney.  The current attorney, Justin Meeks, is resigning from the position.  He currently is both county attorney and counselor.  He plans to stay on as county counselor, and is looking for a pay raise for the position.  He says taking on the two jobs has been too much. BIKE-PED MEETING The city of Joplin joins with Webb City and Carl Junction to develop a unified bike and pedest...

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  • Another Bike And Pedestrian Meeting To Unify Trails In The Region

    Another Bike And Pedestrian Meeting To Unify Trails In The Region

    Thursday, November 16 2017 9:58 PM EST2017-11-17 02:58:31 GMT

         Discussions continued this evening on the future of the bicycle paths and pedestrian trails planned for the Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction areas.

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         Discussions continued this evening on the future of the bicycle paths and pedestrian trails planned for the Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction areas.

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  • Food Shelters Ask For Extra Help In Advance of Thanksgiving Day

    Food Shelters Ask For Extra Help In Advance of Thanksgiving Day

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:27 PM EST2017-11-16 23:27:14 GMT

    The Carthage Crisis Center has been offering Thanksgiving Day meals for the past 12 years.

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    The Carthage Crisis Center has been offering Thanksgiving Day meals for the past 12 years.

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  • KOAM SURPRISE CREW: TURKEY GIVEAWAY

    KOAM SURPRISE CREW: TURKEY GIVEAWAY

    Thursday, November 16 2017 11:46 AM EST2017-11-16 16:46:07 GMT

    Thursdays in November mean the return of the KOAM Surprise Crew.  And now that we're a week away from Thanksgiving, it's time to think about turkey.  Or maybe ham or roast, as we found out there's all kinds of different family traditions that take place during the holidays and the KOAM Surprise Crew wanted to be a part of them.

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    Thursdays in November mean the return of the KOAM Surprise Crew.  And now that we're a week away from Thanksgiving, it's time to think about turkey.  Or maybe ham or roast, as we found out there's all kinds of different family traditions that take place during the holidays and the KOAM Surprise Crew wanted to be a part of them.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-16-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-16-17

    Friday, November 17 2017 2:18 PM EST2017-11-17 19:18:30 GMT

    JASPER COUNTY BUDGET                 The Jasper County Auditor proposes a $17.9 million dollar budget.  The Sheriff’s Department would get an extra $200 thousand more to buy ten new vehicles, body cameras for 40 officers, and give staff a 2% raise to keep salaries competitive.  The budget is based on $16.6 million dollars in projected revenues. OKLAHOMA BUDGET     &n...

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    JASPER COUNTY BUDGET                 The Jasper County Auditor proposes a $17.9 million dollar budget.  The Sheriff’s Department would get an extra $200 thousand more to buy ten new vehicles, body cameras for 40 officers, and give staff a 2% raise to keep salaries competitive.  The budget is based on $16.6 million dollars in projected revenues. OKLAHOMA BUDGET     &n...

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  • Lawsuit Filed Against The City of Diamond, A Former Police Officer, and the Chief of Police

    Lawsuit Filed Against The City of Diamond, A Former Police Officer, and the Chief of Police

    Thursday, November 16 2017 1:52 PM EST2017-11-16 18:52:31 GMT

         The City of Diamond, Missouri, its Chief of Police, and a former police officer are all subjects of a lawsuit that's been filed by a Newton County man.      The suit was filed yesterday, but it stems from a traffic stop that actually happened 5 years ago. 

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         The City of Diamond, Missouri, its Chief of Police, and a former police officer are all subjects of a lawsuit that's been filed by a Newton County man.      The suit was filed yesterday, but it stems from a traffic stop that actually happened 5 years ago. 

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  • New Treatment Option Available to Some Cancer Patients in Joplin

    New Treatment Option Available to Some Cancer Patients in Joplin

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:04 PM EST2017-11-16 00:04:28 GMT
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    A radiation source is delivered through a catheter right to the cancer site.

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    A radiation source is delivered through a catheter right to the cancer site.

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  • Jasper County Proposed Budget for 2018 Boosts Election & Sheriff Funds

    Jasper County Proposed Budget for 2018 Boosts Election & Sheriff Funds

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 6:42 PM EST2017-11-15 23:42:46 GMT

    The Jasper County auditor outlined the proposed budget for 2018 at a public hearing this morning.         It’s a seventeen point nine million dollar budget that if approved would bring funding increases to the county clerk and the sheriff.  

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    The Jasper County auditor outlined the proposed budget for 2018 at a public hearing this morning.         It’s a seventeen point nine million dollar budget that if approved would bring funding increases to the county clerk and the sheriff.  

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  • Joplin Redevelopment Corporation Hears Proposal For New Housing Complex

    Joplin Redevelopment Corporation Hears Proposal For New Housing Complex

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 8:42 PM EST2017-11-15 01:42:12 GMT

         The Joplin Redevelopment Committee met tonight to hear about a proposed housing complex on the city's west side.      A project that has something different to offer than most. A few years ago - this vacant lot here was expected to be home of a new senior citizen housing complex. But then...Wallace Bajalli fell apart and so did the proposal.  Now, the Economic Security Corporation is trying to bring it back.

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         The Joplin Redevelopment Committee met tonight to hear about a proposed housing complex on the city's west side.      A project that has something different to offer than most. A few years ago - this vacant lot here was expected to be home of a new senior citizen housing complex. But then...Wallace Bajalli fell apart and so did the proposal.  Now, the Economic Security Corporation is trying to bring it back.

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  • Pittsburg School Superintendent Announces Retirement-Board President Outlines Search Plan

    Pittsburg School Superintendent Announces Retirement-Board President Outlines Search Plan

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 6:49 PM EST2017-11-14 23:49:22 GMT

    The Pittsburg board of education will need to search for a new superintendent of schools.     Destry Brown announced his retirement for the end of the school year at last night’s board meeting. 

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    The Pittsburg board of education will need to search for a new superintendent of schools.     Destry Brown announced his retirement for the end of the school year at last night’s board meeting. 

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  • City Green Lights Turning A 'Drive Way' Into East 15th Street

    City Green Lights Turning A 'Drive Way' Into East 15th Street

    Monday, November 13 2017 10:32 PM EST2017-11-14 03:32:12 GMT

         A new road project has been green lighted by Joplin City Council.      It involves a road that never was...but is..and will now be real. 1993...Walmart, moved back -- and left this.     A sprawling parking lot, with a 'path' to the new store.     After Eastgate closed, the blacktop became a 'free for all' for drivers.

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         A new road project has been green lighted by Joplin City Council.      It involves a road that never was...but is..and will now be real. 1993...Walmart, moved back -- and left this.     A sprawling parking lot, with a 'path' to the new store.     After Eastgate closed, the blacktop became a 'free for all' for drivers.

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  • Police Chase Ends and Driver Commits Suicide

    Police Chase Ends and Driver Commits Suicide

    Monday, November 13 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-11-13 05:09:21 GMT

    A police chase in Pittsburg ends and a driver then took his own life. 

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    A police chase in Pittsburg ends and a driver then took his own life. 

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  • Joplin Police & Fire Chiefs Take Battle of the Bells Challenge

    Joplin Police & Fire Chiefs Take Battle of the Bells Challenge

    Sunday, November 12 2017 11:53 PM EST2017-11-13 04:53:18 GMT

    Firefighters and police in Joplin want shoppers to take sides as they challenge each other once again in a battle of the bells.  Firefighters and officers will ring the Salvation Army bells in competition.

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    Firefighters and police in Joplin want shoppers to take sides as they challenge each other once again in a battle of the bells.  Firefighters and officers will ring the Salvation Army bells in competition.

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  • Toddler Dies of Injuries from Alleged Abuse: Suspect Charged

    Toddler Dies of Injuries from Alleged Abuse: Suspect Charged

    Sunday, November 12 2017 9:56 PM EST2017-11-13 02:56:51 GMT

    A Joplin toddler dies from injuries police believe were the result of child abuse. 

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    A Joplin toddler dies from injuries police believe were the result of child abuse. 

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  • Parade Honors Area Veterans

    Parade Honors Area Veterans

    Saturday, November 11 2017 10:36 PM EST2017-11-12 03:36:35 GMT

    It's Veterans Day and hundreds came out to celebrate those who serve and have served our country this morning in Joplin.  Today marked the 30th annual  Joplin Veterans Day parade.   

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    It's Veterans Day and hundreds came out to celebrate those who serve and have served our country this morning in Joplin.  Today marked the 30th annual  Joplin Veterans Day parade.   

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  • Compass Quest Launches New Program For Veterans on Veterans Day

    Compass Quest Launches New Program For Veterans on Veterans Day

    Saturday, November 11 2017 8:57 PM EST2017-11-12 01:57:24 GMT

        Compass Quest Veteran Services kicked off a new program to help place service dogs with specially selected veterans today.     But one of them, has already been serving a local veteran, in more ways than one. Army Veteran Wendie Colvin: "It's an incredible feeling, I can tell you that...he's rescued me from the darkest...darkest moments."

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        Compass Quest Veteran Services kicked off a new program to help place service dogs with specially selected veterans today.     But one of them, has already been serving a local veteran, in more ways than one. Army Veteran Wendie Colvin: "It's an incredible feeling, I can tell you that...he's rescued me from the darkest...darkest moments."

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  • Veterans Thankful for Recent, Positive Healthcare Changes

    Veterans Thankful for Recent, Positive Healthcare Changes

    Friday, November 10 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-11-10 23:12:49 GMT

    "You're seeing friendlier doctors.  You're seeing doctors who don't have a patient list a mile long."

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    "You're seeing friendlier doctors.  You're seeing doctors who don't have a patient list a mile long."

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  • Attachment to Cell Phones Can Lead To Stress & Anxiety

    Attachment to Cell Phones Can Lead To Stress & Anxiety

    Thursday, November 9 2017 10:05 PM EST2017-11-10 03:05:39 GMT

    How often do you check your phone? According to a study by the phone protection company Asurion, we do it an average of once every twelve minutes. But that connection can result in separation anxiety for some if they're disconnected.  

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    How often do you check your phone? According to a study by the phone protection company Asurion, we do it an average of once every twelve minutes. But that connection can result in separation anxiety for some if they're disconnected.  

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  • Anthem of Missouri Making Changes To ER Visit Coverage

    Anthem of Missouri Making Changes To ER Visit Coverage

    Thursday, November 9 2017 9:47 PM EST2017-11-10 02:47:02 GMT

         A major insurance provider is making some changes that will affect a good number of four state residents.      Changes that surround ER visits. You have health insurance, then, you get a letter that sounds a little like this... Kjersti McDonald, Anthem Missouri member: "We're changing our policy on emergency room visits, so if it's not an emergency, don't go to the emergency room, and that was pretty much the only parameter I was given."

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         A major insurance provider is making some changes that will affect a good number of four state residents.      Changes that surround ER visits. You have health insurance, then, you get a letter that sounds a little like this... Kjersti McDonald, Anthem Missouri member: "We're changing our policy on emergency room visits, so if it's not an emergency, don't go to the emergency room, and that was pretty much the only parameter I was given."

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  • "Price of Protection": Joplin's Firefighter and Police Officer Retention Problem

    "Price of Protection": Joplin's Firefighter and Police Officer Retention Problem

    Thursday, November 9 2017 8:58 PM EST2017-11-10 01:58:23 GMT

    "You can't continue to treat police officers, firefighters, or anyone else in emergency operations the same as you treat everyone else in the City."

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    "You can't continue to treat police officers, firefighters, or anyone else in emergency operations the same as you treat everyone else in the City."

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  • One Week Into Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act

    One Week Into Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 9:10 PM EST2017-11-09 02:10:53 GMT

         We're a week into the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act.      And there are some changes that are causing some confusion for those looking to sign up. When open enrollment began, officials say they were concerned that people may not know that it was even happening, but that hasn't been the case locally.

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         We're a week into the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act.      And there are some changes that are causing some confusion for those looking to sign up. When open enrollment began, officials say they were concerned that people may not know that it was even happening, but that hasn't been the case locally.

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  • Collings Appeals Death Sentence and Conviction in Murder of 9 Year Old Rowan Ford

    Collings Appeals Death Sentence and Conviction in Murder of 9 Year Old Rowan Ford

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 6:32 PM EST2017-11-08 23:32:00 GMT

    Today marked the second Missouri Supreme court appeal for Christopher Collings. He was earlier convicted and sentenced to death for the 2007 rape and  murder of nine-year-old Rowan Ford.                   

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    Today marked the second Missouri Supreme court appeal for Christopher Collings. He was earlier convicted and sentenced to death for the 2007 rape and  murder of nine-year-old Rowan Ford.                   

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  • Early Morning Fire In Webb City

    Early Morning Fire In Webb City

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 10:28 AM EST2017-11-08 15:28:05 GMT
    Thirteen people -- seven adults and six children escaped unharmed from an early morning house fire in Webb City. Crews from both Webb City and Joplin responded to the fire at 715 North Main Street shortly before 5:30 a.m. According to the Webb City Fire Chief at the scene, there were no working smoke alarms in the house.More >>
    Thirteen people -- seven adults and six children escaped unharmed from an early morning house fire in Webb City. Crews from both Webb City and Joplin responded to the fire at 715 North Main Street shortly before 5:30 a.m. According to the Webb City Fire Chief at the scene, there were no working smoke alarms in the house.More >>
  • Main Street Work Wrapping Up - Businesses Have Hurt - More Work...Coming Up

    Main Street Work Wrapping Up - Businesses Have Hurt - More Work...Coming Up

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 9:47 PM EST2017-11-08 02:47:26 GMT

         Main Street in Joplin.      It's been in pieces for the better part of a year.      And now, those pieces are being put back together.      Cue a sigh of relief for affected business owners.      Cue, also...more work in other parts of town. A lot of construction.

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         Main Street in Joplin.      It's been in pieces for the better part of a year.      And now, those pieces are being put back together.      Cue a sigh of relief for affected business owners.      Cue, also...more work in other parts of town. A lot of construction.

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  • County Clerks Not Impressed With Earlier Kansas Election

    County Clerks Not Impressed With Earlier Kansas Election

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 8:31 PM EST2017-11-08 01:31:41 GMT

    The elections in Kansas going on today would have already happened this spring.

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    The elections in Kansas going on today would have already happened this spring.

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  • Ajinomoto Windsor Foods Seeks Additional Bond Money From The City Of Joplin

    Ajinomoto Windsor Foods Seeks Additional Bond Money From The City Of Joplin

    Monday, November 6 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-11-07 02:57:37 GMT

    The City of Joplin approves a request to file for additional bonds from a food manufacturing plant currently under construction.     Ajinomoto Windsor Foods received $44 million dollars in bonds from the city last year to begin construction, but they say there's been some changes, and now need an additional $10 million dollars.     But city officials say these bonds, aren't like traditional bonds.

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    The City of Joplin approves a request to file for additional bonds from a food manufacturing plant currently under construction.     Ajinomoto Windsor Foods received $44 million dollars in bonds from the city last year to begin construction, but they say there's been some changes, and now need an additional $10 million dollars.     But city officials say these bonds, aren't like traditional bonds.

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  • Texas Church Shooting Prompts Local Church Security Questions

    Texas Church Shooting Prompts Local Church Security Questions

    Monday, November 6 2017 6:52 PM EST2017-11-06 23:52:36 GMT

    "I've got to do something.  We've got to make sure we're doing something."

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    "I've got to do something.  We've got to make sure we're doing something."

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  • Landlord Convicted of Murdering Tenant Receives Life in Prison

    Landlord Convicted of Murdering Tenant Receives Life in Prison

    Monday, November 6 2017 4:09 PM EST2017-11-06 21:09:43 GMT

    Todd Greathouse is sentenced to Life in Prison without possibilities of parole.  

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    Todd Greathouse is sentenced to Life in Prison without possibilities of parole.  

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  • PSU Construction Students Use Sport to Connect to Prospective Employers

    PSU Construction Students Use Sport to Connect to Prospective Employers

    Sunday, November 5 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-11-06 03:30:46 GMT

    Concrete and clay mixed in Columbus, Kansas Sunday when  when members of the PSU American Concrete Institute Student Chapter hosted clay shoot 2017 at Claythorne lodge in Columbus.  

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    Concrete and clay mixed in Columbus, Kansas Sunday when  when members of the PSU American Concrete Institute Student Chapter hosted clay shoot 2017 at Claythorne lodge in Columbus.  

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  • Cottey College Hosts Multicultural Festival Supporting Girls in Guatemala

    Cottey College Hosts Multicultural Festival Supporting Girls in Guatemala

    Sunday, November 5 2017 10:22 PM EST2017-11-06 03:22:50 GMT

    Cottey College hosts a multicultural festival and international bazaar raising funds for education for girls in Guatemala. 

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    Cottey College hosts a multicultural festival and international bazaar raising funds for education for girls in Guatemala. 

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  • Wrong Way Driver Causes Near Head-On Collision

    Wrong Way Driver Causes Near Head-On Collision

    Monday, November 6 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-11-06 05:05:48 GMT

    A woman  was  arrested for DWI  after narrowly escaping injury in a near  head on collision. Joplin Police say she was driving a van northbound on 249 in the southbound lanes. The wrong-way driver hit another vehicle in the driver's door after that driver swerved to avoid the oncoming van. The crash north of the  7th street entrance to 249 happened around seven o'clock.  The wrong-way female driver was arrested for DWI.  Luckily, there were...

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    A woman  was  arrested for DWI  after narrowly escaping injury in a near  head on collision. Joplin Police say she was driving a van northbound on 249 in the southbound lanes. The wrong-way driver hit another vehicle in the driver's door after that driver swerved to avoid the oncoming van. The crash north of the  7th street entrance to 249 happened around seven o'clock.  The wrong-way female driver was arrested for DWI.  Luckily, there were...

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  • Two from Joplin Convicted in Major Meth Conspiracy

    Two from Joplin Convicted in Major Meth Conspiracy

    Saturday, November 4 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-11-05 03:47:13 GMT

    A Joplin man and woman are convicted for their part in a large scale meth conspiracy. The acting US attorney for the Western District of Missouri said Santiago Soto-Garcia was found guilty Thursday in federal court for conspiracy to distribute meth. And for a firearms charge.  

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    A Joplin man and woman are convicted for their part in a large scale meth conspiracy. The acting US attorney for the Western District of Missouri said Santiago Soto-Garcia was found guilty Thursday in federal court for conspiracy to distribute meth. And for a firearms charge.  

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  • Pittsburg Police Make Arrest in Saturday Morning Shooting

    Pittsburg Police Make Arrest in Saturday Morning Shooting

    Saturday, November 4 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-11-05 02:23:48 GMT

    Pittsburg Police arrest a man suspected of firing multiple shots into his neighbor's home and leaving one person with a gunshot wound to the hand. 

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    Pittsburg Police arrest a man suspected of firing multiple shots into his neighbor's home and leaving one person with a gunshot wound to the hand. 

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  • A Shooter Storms McPherson Hall at Pitt State As Part Of A Special Training Exercise

    A Shooter Storms McPherson Hall at Pitt State As Part Of A Special Training Exercise

    Saturday, November 4 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-11-04 23:02:42 GMT
        Students at Pittsburg State joined emergency and health professionals from Crawford County to test their skills in an Active Shooter Drill at the university.     The drill provides all sides the opportunity to assess their emergency responses in the event of a mass shooting.     Although the drill was simulated, significant effort was taken to ensure it was as real as it could get, with that said, some of the scenes in this story c...More >>
        Students at Pittsburg State joined emergency and health professionals from Crawford County to test their skills in an Active Shooter Drill at the university.     The drill provides all sides the opportunity to assess their emergency responses in the event of a mass shooting.     Although the drill was simulated, significant effort was taken to ensure it was as real as it could get, with that said, some of the scenes in this story c...More >>
  • Standard Investigation Follows Joplin Police Pursuit of 11-Year-Old Driving SUV

    Standard Investigation Follows Joplin Police Pursuit of 11-Year-Old Driving SUV

    Friday, November 3 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-11-03 23:30:40 GMT

    Police say officers didn't treat this pursuit the same as if an adult would have been driving.

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    Police say officers didn't treat this pursuit the same as if an adult would have been driving.

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  • Missing Boy Found Safe After Extensive Search In Delaware County

    Missing Boy Found Safe After Extensive Search In Delaware County

    Thursday, November 2 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-11-02 23:30:48 GMT

         For 16 hours authorities in Delaware County searched countless acres of lake property in and around Monkey Island for 9 year old Sammy Mitchell.

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         For 16 hours authorities in Delaware County searched countless acres of lake property in and around Monkey Island for 9 year old Sammy Mitchell.

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  • Coworker Stabs Two Before Setting Himself on Fire

    Coworker Stabs Two Before Setting Himself on Fire

    Thursday, November 2 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-11-02 23:13:26 GMT

              Two men were stabbed and the presumed suspect set himself on fire in Monkey Island, Oklahoma.   Emergency crews converged on the Landings of Monkey Island Market and Grill just before noon Thursday after getting a call for help from workers inside. 

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              Two men were stabbed and the presumed suspect set himself on fire in Monkey Island, Oklahoma.   Emergency crews converged on the Landings of Monkey Island Market and Grill just before noon Thursday after getting a call for help from workers inside. 

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  • New Standards Implemented to Help Ensure Joplin Organization Uses Tax Money Efficiently

    New Standards Implemented to Help Ensure Joplin Organization Uses Tax Money Efficiently

    Thursday, November 2 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-11-02 22:43:10 GMT

    "We've had key players at the table talking about how to communicate better for the customers' sake."

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    "We've had key players at the table talking about how to communicate better for the customers' sake."

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  • Authorities Search for Missing Child on Monkey Island

    Missing Child Found Safe

    Missing Child Found Safe

    Thursday, November 2 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-11-02 14:59:14 GMT

    Delaware County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in searching for a 9 year old with special needs.  According the sheriff's office Samuel "Sammy" Mitchell has been missing since 5:30p.m. Wednesday evening.  Authorities describe Mitchell as 4'-3", 65-70 lbs, last seen wearing Black Sweat Shirt, blue jeans, socks, and No shoes. Local law enforcement has been searching Monkey Island area of Grand Lake. Sheriff's departments says Sammy suffers from Disinhibited...

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    Delaware County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in searching for a 9 year old with special needs.  According the sheriff's office Samuel "Sammy" Mitchell has been missing since 5:30p.m. Wednesday evening.  Authorities describe Mitchell as 4'-3", 65-70 lbs, last seen wearing Black Sweat Shirt, blue jeans, socks, and No shoes. Local law enforcement has been searching Monkey Island area of Grand Lake. Sheriff's departments says Sammy suffers from Disinhibited...

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  • JPD Releases Sex Offender Compliance Stats for Halloween

    JPD Releases Sex Offender Compliance Stats for Halloween

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-11-02 01:10:11 GMT
         Halloween has come and gone.      And while many families are counting candy...officers with the Joplin Police Department are counting sex offender compliance concerns.      Those numbers came out today. During the course of Halloween night -- Joplin Police officers checked up on 114 sex offenders in the city, to ensure they were remaining compliant with special Halloween restrictions. In the end, officers generated 31 report...More >>
         Halloween has come and gone.      And while many families are counting candy...officers with the Joplin Police Department are counting sex offender compliance concerns.      Those numbers came out today. During the course of Halloween night -- Joplin Police officers checked up on 114 sex offenders in the city, to ensure they were remaining compliant with special Halloween restrictions. In the end, officers generated 31 report...More >>
  • Empire District to Close Asbury Power Plant and Switch to Wind Farms to Generate Power

    Empire District to Close Asbury Power Plant and Switch to Wind Farms to Generate Power

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-11-01 22:48:34 GMT

    A switch by Empire district to wind power generation means closing the Asbury power plant.           Asbury is  a coal burning plant and is now slated for closure by April of 2019.  

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    A switch by Empire district to wind power generation means closing the Asbury power plant.           Asbury is  a coal burning plant and is now slated for closure by April of 2019.  

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  • Carthage Neighborhood Plays Host To 2,000 Trick Or Treaters -- For Two Decades

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-11-01 02:47:37 GMT

    "While it's only been the last few years that Carthage Police have actually blocked off the streets for this neighborhood event, the event itself has been bringing out trick or treaters for more than 20 years, and over the years were talking nearly 2,000 trick or treaters every year that come to this special event. Vicki Elliff moved into the Grand Avenue neighborhood four years ago, but she had no idea what that meant. 

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    "While it's only been the last few years that Carthage Police have actually blocked off the streets for this neighborhood event, the event itself has been bringing out trick or treaters for more than 20 years, and over the years were talking nearly 2,000 trick or treaters every year that come to this special event. Vicki Elliff moved into the Grand Avenue neighborhood four years ago, but she had no idea what that meant. 

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  • SEKS Doctors Argue for Chance to Bid on Crawford County Direct Primary Care Deal

    SEKS Doctors Argue for Chance to Bid on Crawford County Direct Primary Care Deal

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-10-31 23:22:53 GMT

         Doctors, hospital CEO’s  and others showed up today at the Crawford county commissioners’  meeting in Girard asking for a chance to make a bid to provide county employees with primary care. 

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         Doctors, hospital CEO’s  and others showed up today at the Crawford county commissioners’  meeting in Girard asking for a chance to make a bid to provide county employees with primary care. 

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  • Watered Gardens Officials Assure Residents The Facility Is Still Safe

    Watered Gardens Officials Assure Residents The Facility Is Still Safe

    Monday, October 30 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-10-31 01:32:04 GMT

        The stabbing at Watered Gardens has led to some safety concerns. Both people involved in Saturday's incident were residents of Watered Gardens. Paula Crawford has been a resident of Watered Gardens since September 8th, and despite the incident on Saturday, she says "There is no issue of safety here, we all come from a different walk of life, and attitudes and anger issues are going to arise."

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        The stabbing at Watered Gardens has led to some safety concerns. Both people involved in Saturday's incident were residents of Watered Gardens. Paula Crawford has been a resident of Watered Gardens since September 8th, and despite the incident on Saturday, she says "There is no issue of safety here, we all come from a different walk of life, and attitudes and anger issues are going to arise."

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  • Global Wine Shortage Could Hit Next Year

    Global Wine Shortage Could Hit Next Year

    Monday, October 30 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-10-31 01:01:29 GMT

    International wine production fell by 8% this year, leading to the worst wine shortage in 50 years

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    International wine production fell by 8% this year, leading to the worst wine shortage in 50 years

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  • FDA Issues Warning About Licorice

    FDA Issues Warning About Licorice

    Monday, October 30 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-10-31 01:03:23 GMT

    The agency says people over 40 who eat two ounces of the candy a day for at least two weeks could end up with an irregular heartbeat and other troubles.

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    The agency says people over 40 who eat two ounces of the candy a day for at least two weeks could end up with an irregular heartbeat and other troubles.

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  • Local Officers Receive Medals of Valor

    Local Officers Receive Medals of Valor

    Sunday, October 29 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-10-30 02:42:25 GMT

    Three local officers are honored by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens with medals of valor. It happened at  the first ever  Missouri Public Safety Awards banquet in Jefferson city on Saturday.    Each  received the medal of valor for their actions during an active shooter case in August of 2016.

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    Three local officers are honored by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens with medals of valor. It happened at  the first ever  Missouri Public Safety Awards banquet in Jefferson city on Saturday.    Each  received the medal of valor for their actions during an active shooter case in August of 2016.

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  • Salvation Army to Begin Application Process for Christmas Baskets Next Week: Translator Available

    Salvation Army to Begin Application Process for Christmas Baskets Next Week: Translator Available

    Sunday, October 29 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-10-30 02:31:49 GMT

    Families who need help providing Christmas dinner and toys are urged to sign up this week at the Joplin Salvation Army.   Beginning Wednesday, the Salvation Army will be taking applications for Christmas help. 

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    Families who need help providing Christmas dinner and toys are urged to sign up this week at the Joplin Salvation Army.   Beginning Wednesday, the Salvation Army will be taking applications for Christmas help. 

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  • Joplin Chaplain Named to Missouri State Board of Education

    Joplin Chaplain Named to Missouri State Board of Education

    Saturday, October 28 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-10-29 02:51:59 GMT

      

    A police and fire chaplain from Joplin  has been appointed to the Missouri Board of Education by Governor Eric Greitens. John T. "Tim" Sumners, a church pastor has also worked with Webb City and Redings Mill Fire districts. 

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    A police and fire chaplain from Joplin  has been appointed to the Missouri Board of Education by Governor Eric Greitens. John T. "Tim" Sumners, a church pastor has also worked with Webb City and Redings Mill Fire districts. 

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  • Former Worker Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Rehab Patients.

    Former Worker Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Rehab Patients.

    Saturday, October 28 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-10-29 02:32:27 GMT

    A Carthage woman will be sentenced in December for stealing from patients at the Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center.  41 year old Kristi Metcalf, a former financial assistant with Carthage Health and Rehab changed her plea to guilty for receiving stolen property, a class B felony and one count of abuse of a health care recipient, a class C felony. 

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    A Carthage woman will be sentenced in December for stealing from patients at the Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center.  41 year old Kristi Metcalf, a former financial assistant with Carthage Health and Rehab changed her plea to guilty for receiving stolen property, a class B felony and one count of abuse of a health care recipient, a class C felony. 

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  • A Local Attorney Offers Some Free Assistance To Veterans In Need

    A Local Attorney Offers Some Free Assistance To Veterans In Need

    Saturday, October 28 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-10-29 01:16:53 GMT

        Veterans in need legal help had a day of free assistance from local attorneys, however, those attorneys say one day just isn't enough.

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        Veterans in need legal help had a day of free assistance from local attorneys, however, those attorneys say one day just isn't enough.

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  • Sarcoxie Scares Up A 2nd Year Of Fun

    Sarcoxie Scares Up A 2nd Year Of Fun

    Saturday, October 28 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-10-28 22:53:22 GMT

        Hundreds of kids filled downtown Sarcoxie for its 2nd annual Trunk or Treat On the Square.     The festival  featured frightening figures from Jason to Freddie, and of course, princesses and super heroes there to save the day.

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        Hundreds of kids filled downtown Sarcoxie for its 2nd annual Trunk or Treat On the Square.     The festival  featured frightening figures from Jason to Freddie, and of course, princesses and super heroes there to save the day.

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  • Medical Professional Needed In N. St. Louis as Violence Results in Doctors Leaving

    Medical Professional Needed In N. St. Louis as Violence Results in Doctors Leaving

    Saturday, October 28 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-10-28 20:50:46 GMT

    Months of protests , shootings and drug activity  in st. Louis have led it to be labeled the nations more dangerous city. That's having a negative effect on a north St. Louis health system.  

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    Months of protests , shootings and drug activity  in st. Louis have led it to be labeled the nations more dangerous city. That's having a negative effect on a north St. Louis health system.  

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  • Joplin Police Identify Man Killed on I-44

    Joplin Police Identify Man Killed on I-44

    Monday, October 30 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-10-30 17:48:55 GMT

    "We've received several calls from people concerned that it might be their loved one."

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    "We've received several calls from people concerned that it might be their loved one."

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  • Busting The Bad Guys - With Facebook

    Busting The Bad Guys - With Facebook

    Thursday, October 26 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-10-27 00:02:58 GMT

         It seems more and more, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are playing pivotal roles in helping law enforcement agencies fight crime.      Case in point a case this week in Jasper County.

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         It seems more and more, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are playing pivotal roles in helping law enforcement agencies fight crime.      Case in point a case this week in Jasper County.

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  • Classified JFK Files to be Released Will Come Without Hundreds of Records

    Classified JFK Files to be Released Will Come Without Hundreds of Records

    Thursday, October 26 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-10-27 01:24:25 GMT

    We talked with a Joplin Museum Board member who has a piece of JFK history of his own.

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    We talked with a Joplin Museum Board member who has a piece of JFK history of his own.

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  • Suicide Hotline Counselors on How They Effort to Save Lives

    Suicide Hotline Counselors on How They Effort to Save Lives

    Thursday, October 26 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-10-26 22:39:21 GMT

     Teen suicide has drawn a lot of attention, but currently it’s career and middle aged individuals who take their own lives at the highest rate. Those who are forty-five to sixty-four years old.  And a thousand Missourians are lost  every year to suicide. That’s too many according the Ozark Center which operates the crisis line. But connecting with a counselor can help. 

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     Teen suicide has drawn a lot of attention, but currently it’s career and middle aged individuals who take their own lives at the highest rate. Those who are forty-five to sixty-four years old.  And a thousand Missourians are lost  every year to suicide. That’s too many according the Ozark Center which operates the crisis line. But connecting with a counselor can help. 

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  • County Jails Won't Receive Reimbursement For Housing Inmates...For Now

    County Jails Won't Receive Reimbursement For Housing Inmates...For Now

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-10-25 23:46:27 GMT

         Officials with the Missouri Department of Corrections say they're out of money this quarter for their jail reimbursement program. Jennings:  "When we've had an inmate in our facility for x amount of time, and then when that person is convicted, there's a reimbursement through the state for the housing for that time period."

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         Officials with the Missouri Department of Corrections say they're out of money this quarter for their jail reimbursement program. Jennings:  "When we've had an inmate in our facility for x amount of time, and then when that person is convicted, there's a reimbursement through the state for the housing for that time period."

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  • El Dorado Springs Shooting Investigation

    El Dorado Springs Shooting Investigation

    Thursday, October 26 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-10-26 23:50:27 GMT

     El Dorado Springs police are looking for Charles Shane Green.. a person of interest in the department's ongoing homicide investigation.

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     El Dorado Springs police are looking for Charles Shane Green.. a person of interest in the department's ongoing homicide investigation.

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  • Purchase Agreement Between City Of Joplin And MSSU For Old Library Building May Be Few Days Away

    Purchase Agreement Between City Of Joplin And MSSU For Old Library Building May Be Few Days Away

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-10-25 22:30:43 GMT

    "The next step would be to go back to (City) Council and have them approve the contract, and then we would sign it."

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    "The next step would be to go back to (City) Council and have them approve the contract, and then we would sign it."

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  • Nevada Regional Medical Center & Freeman Health System Strengthening Their Partnership

    Nevada Regional Medical Center & Freeman Health System Strengthening Their Partnership

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-10-25 00:53:09 GMT

         The City of Nevada has passed an emergency ordinance to pursue a new management contract for the Nevada Regional Medical Center with Freeman Health System.

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         The City of Nevada has passed an emergency ordinance to pursue a new management contract for the Nevada Regional Medical Center with Freeman Health System.

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  • MO Lt. Gov. Visits Joplin to Promote New Economic Program

    MO Lt. Gov. Visits Joplin to Promote New Economic Program

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-10-24 22:52:17 GMT

    "Buy Missouri" is a new program that could include more product identification, highlighting made in Missouri.

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    "Buy Missouri" is a new program that could include more product identification, highlighting made in Missouri.

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  • Joplin Centerfire to Open as Indoor Shooting Range

    Joplin Centerfire to Open as Indoor Shooting Range

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-10-24 22:45:05 GMT

    An indoor gun range is under construction on West Belle Center and the owner promises safety.  Joplin Centerfire will offer twelve shooting lanes.

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    An indoor gun range is under construction on West Belle Center and the owner promises safety.  Joplin Centerfire will offer twelve shooting lanes.

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  • Fmr. Webb City Teacher Sentenced

    Fmr. Webb City Teacher Sentenced

    Fmr. Webb City Teacher Sentenced

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-10-24 20:56:58 GMT

    Carrie Njoroge has been sentenced.  She plead guilty before a jury was selected today to sexual contact by teacher with student. 

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    Carrie Njoroge has been sentenced.  She plead guilty before a jury was selected today to sexual contact by teacher with student. 

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  • Investigation Finds No Violation in Officer Involved Shooting

    Investigation Finds No Violation in Officer Involved Shooting

    Friday, November 3 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-11-03 13:57:36 GMT

    A tense night in Joplin after the second report of shots fired in as many days results in a stand-off and an arrest.     Police say tonight's events are connected to yesterday's shooting at Parr Hill Park.  It all started yesterday with reports of shots fired in the Parr Hill Park area.

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    A tense night in Joplin after the second report of shots fired in as many days results in a stand-off and an arrest.     Police say tonight's events are connected to yesterday's shooting at Parr Hill Park.  It all started yesterday with reports of shots fired in the Parr Hill Park area.

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  • Joplin Residents Want Answers After Money Goes Towards Project Yet To Be Approved By City Council

    Joplin Residents Want Answers After Money Goes Towards Project Yet To Be Approved By City Council

    Monday, October 23 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-10-23 23:59:26 GMT

    "I would imagine City Council is going to be furious over this.  I would hope so."

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    "I would imagine City Council is going to be furious over this.  I would hope so."

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  • Dogs Focus of Display at ArtCentral

    Dogs Focus of Display at ArtCentral

    Sunday, October 22 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-10-23 02:54:42 GMT

     A Webb City artist's creativity in  oil paint and water colors is on display in Carthage.  The works of Michael Steddum  called Unleashed! Dog Show are being shown through  November 12th. 

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     A Webb City artist's creativity in  oil paint and water colors is on display in Carthage.  The works of Michael Steddum  called Unleashed! Dog Show are being shown through  November 12th. 

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  • Residents Of Various Religions Come Together For An Afternoon Of Unity

    Residents Of Various Religions Come Together For An Afternoon Of Unity

    Sunday, October 22 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-10-22 23:33:09 GMT
    Attendees listen to Kufara, an African marimba band.Attendees listen to Kufara, an African marimba band.
    Different religious beliefs can often be a source of conflict in the world, but at Cunningham Park in Joplin -- it was about unity. The annual Light of Unity event, hosted by the Joplin Area Bahá'ís, brought Christians, Muslims, Jews, and other religions to Cunningham Park, all to commemorate the golden rule. Along with live music and food, speakers discussed how the golden rule plays into each of their beliefs. Organizers say that events like this are an important ...More >>
    Different religious beliefs can often be a source of conflict in the world, but at Cunningham Park in Joplin -- it was about unity. The annual Light of Unity event, hosted by the Joplin Area Bahá'ís, brought Christians, Muslims, Jews, and other religions to Cunningham Park, all to commemorate the golden rule. Along with live music and food, speakers discussed how the golden rule plays into each of their beliefs. Organizers say that events like this are an important ...More >>
  • Shots Fired In Joplin Neighborhood Graze Two

    Shots Fired Near Joplin Park

    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-10-23 03:34:01 GMT

    Shots  fired in a Joplin neighborhood.  It happened around two o'clock this afternoon between 15th and 18th streets in Joplin.  

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    Shots  fired in a Joplin neighborhood.  It happened around two o'clock this afternoon between 15th and 18th streets in Joplin.  

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  • KS Unemployment Drops Slightly; Private Sector Jobs Decrease

    KS Unemployment Drops Slightly; Private Sector Jobs Decrease

    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-10-22 01:13:14 GMT

    It was the sixth consecutive month with lower private sector job numbers than in 2016.

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    It was the sixth consecutive month with lower private sector job numbers than in 2016.

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  • KS Lawmakers Considering Insurance Pay for "Telemedicine"

    KS Lawmakers Considering Insurance Pay for "Telemedicine"

    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:09 PM EDT2017-10-22 01:09:31 GMT

    A committee studying the issue is expected to make recommendations to the legislature before its 2018 session begins in January.

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    A committee studying the issue is expected to make recommendations to the legislature before its 2018 session begins in January.

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  • Maple Leaf Car Show

    Maple Leaf Car Show

    Saturday, October 21 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-10-21 22:47:06 GMT

        You may be familiar with the Motley Crue song "Girls Girls Girls", today in Carthage it was "cars cars cars."     The Car Buddies group hosted a car show split between two different locations -- that's how big it was.

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        You may be familiar with the Motley Crue song "Girls Girls Girls", today in Carthage it was "cars cars cars."     The Car Buddies group hosted a car show split between two different locations -- that's how big it was.

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  • 51st Annual Maple Leaf Parade

    51st Annual Maple Leaf Parade

    Saturday, October 21 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-10-21 22:43:43 GMT

        Seemingly miles of floats -- and a sea of spectators lined the streets of Carthage for the 51st annual Maple Leaf Parade.

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        Seemingly miles of floats -- and a sea of spectators lined the streets of Carthage for the 51st annual Maple Leaf Parade.

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  • MoDOT Challenge: Buckle Up, Phone Down Day Oct. 20th

    MoDOT Challenge: Buckle Up, Phone Down Day Oct. 20th

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:35:29 GMT

    The state of Missouri has a no-texting law for drivers twenty-one and under. But the Missouri Department of Transportation is challenging all drivers to honor the ban tomorrow. Friday, October 20th is Buckle Up, Phone Down Day.

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    The state of Missouri has a no-texting law for drivers twenty-one and under. But the Missouri Department of Transportation is challenging all drivers to honor the ban tomorrow. Friday, October 20th is Buckle Up, Phone Down Day.

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  • Joplin Police Investigating Unusual Case of Stolen Bicycles

    Joplin Police Investigating Unusual Case of Stolen Bicycles

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:30:27 GMT

    "Anytime you victimize a child, it kind of puts a different perspective on things."

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    "Anytime you victimize a child, it kind of puts a different perspective on things."

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  • Joplin Chosen To Pilot New Anti DWI Program

    Joplin Chosen To Pilot New Anti DWI Program

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-10-19 02:03:59 GMT

         Out of all the communities across the country...Joplin has been selected to pilot a new Anti DWI program.      Part of that initiative includes getting members of the community to provide input. 

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         Out of all the communities across the country...Joplin has been selected to pilot a new Anti DWI program.      Part of that initiative includes getting members of the community to provide input. 

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  • Haggling Over Insurance Reimbursement Delays Goodman Elementary Rebuilding Effort

    Haggling Over Insurance Reimbursement Delays Goodman Elementary Rebuilding Effort

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:07:14 GMT

    Rebuilding Goodman elementary could cost more than insurance will cover. On Monday,  the Neosho Board of Education saw preliminary plans for rebuilding with estimated cost at ten million dollars or more. Its insurance carrier offered nine point one million dollars. 

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    Rebuilding Goodman elementary could cost more than insurance will cover. On Monday,  the Neosho Board of Education saw preliminary plans for rebuilding with estimated cost at ten million dollars or more. Its insurance carrier offered nine point one million dollars. 

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  • Schuber-Mitchell's Preliminary Plat Receives Green Light from CJ Council

    Schuber-Mitchell's Preliminary Plat Receives Green Light from CJ Council

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-10-18 02:40:01 GMT

        Carl Junction city officials approve a preliminary plat for a new neighborhood in town, despite recent opposition.

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        Carl Junction city officials approve a preliminary plat for a new neighborhood in town, despite recent opposition.

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  • Opioid Summit Shines Light on Deadly Addictions, Causes, & Possible Solutions

    Opioid Summit Shines Light on Deadly Addictions, Causes, & Possible Solutions

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-10-17 23:34:55 GMT

    More than four hundred turn out for summit on opioid abuse. 

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    More than four hundred turn out for summit on opioid abuse. 

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  • Packed City Council Agenda for Joplin, Including A Proposal for Joe Becker's Future

    Packed City Council Agenda for Joplin, Including A Proposal for Joe Becker's Future

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-10-17 16:42:34 GMT
        A packed agenda, tonight, for Joplin City Council members.     From more street projects, the latest involving the Hope Valley CID, even the possibility of Joplin having a new baseball team. The first major discussion on the list...Joe Becker Stadium and its possible future.  As the city is putting the finishing touches on new artificial turf at Joe Becker, Craig Puckett made a presentation to the council in partnership with a newly formed baseball l...More >>
        A packed agenda, tonight, for Joplin City Council members.     From more street projects, the latest involving the Hope Valley CID, even the possibility of Joplin having a new baseball team. The first major discussion on the list...Joe Becker Stadium and its possible future.  As the city is putting the finishing touches on new artificial turf at Joe Becker, Craig Puckett made a presentation to the council in partnership with a newly formed baseball l...More >>
  • 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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  • 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
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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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    Kris Kobach announced today that Donald Trump Jr. will be in Kansas on November 28th for a campaign fundraiser.

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  • St. Bridget's Oktoberfest

    St. Bridget's Oktoberfest

    Monday, October 16 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-10-16 17:45:19 GMT

    Saint Bridget's church in Scammon celebrated its first ever Saint Boniface Oktoberfest. Saint Boniface is a German saint--so the parish celebrated the day with German foods like sauerkraut, cooked cabbage, bratwurst and bierocks. The church switched from its  traditional turkey dinner to an Oktoberfest celebration to try something new.

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    Saint Bridget's church in Scammon celebrated its first ever Saint Boniface Oktoberfest. Saint Boniface is a German saint--so the parish celebrated the day with German foods like sauerkraut, cooked cabbage, bratwurst and bierocks. The church switched from its  traditional turkey dinner to an Oktoberfest celebration to try something new.

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  • Wines and Canines Combined for Halloween Fun in Fort Scott

    Wines and Canines Combined for Halloween Fun in Fort Scott

    Sunday, October 15 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-10-16 02:31:28 GMT

    It was an uncommon pairing in Fort Scott Sunday: wines and canines.  The Beaux Arts Centre Tasting Room hosted the event that included a howl-o-ween canine costume contest. 

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    It was an uncommon pairing in Fort Scott Sunday: wines and canines.  The Beaux Arts Centre Tasting Room hosted the event that included a howl-o-ween canine costume contest. 

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  • School Carnival Raises Funds for Wheelchair Ramp

    School Carnival Raises Funds for Wheelchair Ramp

    Sunday, October 15 2017 10:22 PM EDT2017-10-16 02:22:17 GMT

    Its carnival time in Pittsburg where the Meadowlark elementary parent/teachers organization is throwing the party. The PTO fall carnival offered an inflatable slide,bean bag and ring toss games and raffles. 

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    Its carnival time in Pittsburg where the Meadowlark elementary parent/teachers organization is throwing the party. The PTO fall carnival offered an inflatable slide,bean bag and ring toss games and raffles. 

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  • Carthage Humane Society Sponsors Dog Show

    Carthage Humane Society Sponsors Dog Show

    Sunday, October 15 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-10-16 01:49:15 GMT
    Dog show participant and owner await their turn.Dog show participant and owner await their turn.

     Locals brought their four legged friends out to Central park to be judged in classes such as best costume and golden oldie. The event was sponsored by the Carthage Humane Society, which has been trying to turn things around since it came under fire in August for underweight animals.

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     Locals brought their four legged friends out to Central park to be judged in classes such as best costume and golden oldie. The event was sponsored by the Carthage Humane Society, which has been trying to turn things around since it came under fire in August for underweight animals.

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  • Make-up Artist Teaches Kids How to Turn Themselves into Zombies

    Make-up Artist Teaches Kids How to Turn Themselves into Zombies

    Sunday, October 15 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-10-16 01:58:54 GMT

    The Joplin public library offered much more than books to youth ready for Halloween. Something creepy was being created there Saturday afternoon.. 

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    The Joplin public library offered much more than books to youth ready for Halloween. Something creepy was being created there Saturday afternoon.. 

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  • Porchfest Brings Music and Positive Vibe to North Heights Neighborhood

    Porchfest Brings Music and Positive Vibe to North Heights Neighborhood

    Saturday, October 14 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-10-15 02:46:33 GMT

    Local bands brought entertainment to a neighborhood with a goal of making it safer. Saturday night Porchfest featured eleven bands at homes in Joplin's North Heights neighborhood. 

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    Local bands brought entertainment to a neighborhood with a goal of making it safer. Saturday night Porchfest featured eleven bands at homes in Joplin's North Heights neighborhood. 

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  • Latino Festival Raises Money For Hurricane Disaster Relief

    Latino Festival Raises Money For Hurricane Disaster Relief

    Saturday, October 14 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-10-15 02:27:57 GMT

    Proceeds are going to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries organization.

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    Proceeds are going to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries organization.

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  • Barbeque Benefit Held For Law Enforcement Burn Survivor

    Barbeque Benefit Held For Law Enforcement Burn Survivor

    Saturday, October 14 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-10-15 02:21:09 GMT

    All funds will go directly to help Officer Hamilton's family and pay for his medical expenses.

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    All funds will go directly to help Officer Hamilton's family and pay for his medical expenses.

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  • New Duplexes, Strip Malls, Restaurants, Atwoods Store, Motel Heading to Webb City Retail District

    New Duplexes, Strip Malls, Restaurants, Atwoods Store, Motel Heading to Webb City Retail District

    Friday, October 13 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-10-13 22:37:16 GMT

    "It was brought to our attention, a couple of months ago, that Atwoods was looking for a new location, outside the city limits of Webb City."

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    "It was brought to our attention, a couple of months ago, that Atwoods was looking for a new location, outside the city limits of Webb City."

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  • Baxter Springs Man Charged With Murder

    Baxter Springs Man Charged With Murder

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-10-13 19:55:15 GMT

    COLUMBUS—Murder charges have been filed against Harvey Raymond Ortberg, 49, of Baxter Springs, following the September 30th, 2017 incident which resulted in the death of Sharon Horn, 65, and injured three Baxter Springs Police Officers. In a complaint filed in Cherokee County District Court, County Attorney Jake Conard charged Ortberg with eight felony offenses, including premeditated first-degree murder, two counts of attempted capital murder, aggravated arson, aggravated burg...

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    COLUMBUS—Murder charges have been filed against Harvey Raymond Ortberg, 49, of Baxter Springs, following the September 30th, 2017 incident which resulted in the death of Sharon Horn, 65, and injured three Baxter Springs Police Officers. In a complaint filed in Cherokee County District Court, County Attorney Jake Conard charged Ortberg with eight felony offenses, including premeditated first-degree murder, two counts of attempted capital murder, aggravated arson, aggravated burg...

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  • Regional Opioid Crisis Summit Coming Tuesday, Public Encouraged to Attend

    Regional Opioid Crisis Summit Coming Tuesday, Public Encouraged to Attend

    Thursday, October 12 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-10-12 22:39:20 GMT

        The Opioid Crisis Summit  will be held on the campus of Missouri Southern and organizers want area residents to know that they are encouraged to come and learn how to combat the problem.     

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        The Opioid Crisis Summit  will be held on the campus of Missouri Southern and organizers want area residents to know that they are encouraged to come and learn how to combat the problem.     

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  • Joplin Economist Expects Employers to Get More Competitive Over Employees

    Joplin Economist Expects Employers to Get More Competitive Over Employees

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-10-11 23:50:22 GMT

    "We have more jobs and more opportunity now."

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    "We have more jobs and more opportunity now."

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  • Housing Connect Successfully Helping the Homeless

    Housing Connect Successfully Helping the Homeless

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-10-11 22:50:57 GMT

     Housing Connect has been successful in speeding up the process of placing the homeless in permanent housing.

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     Housing Connect has been successful in speeding up the process of placing the homeless in permanent housing.

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  • The Sewer Line Replacement You Never Saw

    The Sewer Line Replacement You Never Saw

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-10-12 01:46:18 GMT

         Now to Pittsburg where city commissioners, tonight, approved a change order to wrap up a $300,000 sewer project near the Countryside subdivision.

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         Now to Pittsburg where city commissioners, tonight, approved a change order to wrap up a $300,000 sewer project near the Countryside subdivision.

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  • Telemarketing Company Prepares New Carthage Location, Bringing Close to 200 Jobs

    Telemarketing Company Prepares New Carthage Location, Bringing Close to 200 Jobs

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:06:15 GMT

    The company will handle calls for a cable TV company.

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    The company will handle calls for a cable TV company.

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  • Joplin Tries, Tries Again

    Joplin Tries, Tries Again

    Monday, October 9 2017 10:05 PM EDT2017-10-10 02:05:02 GMT

         Last month, Joplin City Officials made a presentation to council members about some possible changes for downtown parking.      It met with resistance and was tabled for later discussion.      That discussion came tonight.

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         Last month, Joplin City Officials made a presentation to council members about some possible changes for downtown parking.      It met with resistance and was tabled for later discussion.      That discussion came tonight.

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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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  • Columbus Days Capped with Hot Air Balloon Regatta

    Columbus Days Capped with Hot Air Balloon Regatta

    Sunday, October 8 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-10-09 02:31:27 GMT

        The Columbus Days Festival wound down  after a weekend of fun events.     Sunday morning the Chamber  of Commerce held the most recognized  feature  of the festival , the hot air balloon regatta.  

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        The Columbus Days Festival wound down  after a weekend of fun events.     Sunday morning the Chamber  of Commerce held the most recognized  feature  of the festival , the hot air balloon regatta.  

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  • Carl Junction Rallies to Support Breast Cancer Research and Patients

    Carl Junction Rallies to Support Breast Cancer Research and Patients

    Sunday, October 8 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-10-09 02:19:57 GMT

    The community of Carl Junction comes out in a big way to raise money to fight breast cancer and honor those lost to the disease.   Hundreds of  balloons took flight. They were released with notes tied to them written in remembrance or support of breast cancer patients and survivors. The event included the annual walk for breast cancer around  Carl Junction High School bulldog stadium. 

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    The community of Carl Junction comes out in a big way to raise money to fight breast cancer and honor those lost to the disease.   Hundreds of  balloons took flight. They were released with notes tied to them written in remembrance or support of breast cancer patients and survivors. The event included the annual walk for breast cancer around  Carl Junction High School bulldog stadium. 

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  • Family Resource Center in Pittsburg Celebrates A Milestone

    Family Resource Center in Pittsburg Celebrates A Milestone

    Sunday, October 8 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-10-08 23:36:41 GMT
        Twenty years -- that's how long the Family Resource Center in Pittsburg has been serving kids...and not just a few kids, thousands. The celebration is  big -- bounce houses, food, games, toys for the little ones...but for the former executive director, and one of the founding members, there was something else special about the family resource center playground party... Murnan: "As I'm walking through here, I'm having people tell me who they are and I'm realizin...More >>
        Twenty years -- that's how long the Family Resource Center in Pittsburg has been serving kids...and not just a few kids, thousands. The celebration is  big -- bounce houses, food, games, toys for the little ones...but for the former executive director, and one of the founding members, there was something else special about the family resource center playground party... Murnan: "As I'm walking through here, I'm having people tell me who they are and I'm realizin...More >>
  • Joplin Auctions Surplus Property

    Joplin Auctions Surplus Property

    Saturday, October 7 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-10-08 02:39:40 GMT

    The city of Joplin sold off surplus property Saturday, minus antique cemetery fencing. Bidders turned out early Saturday morning at  the public works center maintenance barn. Dozens of unclaimed bicycles were on the auction block along with several vehicles and even heavy duty dump trucks and snow plows..  

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    The city of Joplin sold off surplus property Saturday, minus antique cemetery fencing. Bidders turned out early Saturday morning at  the public works center maintenance barn. Dozens of unclaimed bicycles were on the auction block along with several vehicles and even heavy duty dump trucks and snow plows..  

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  • Bikers Ride for Pink

    Bikers Ride for Pink

    Saturday, October 7 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-10-08 02:33:21 GMT
    Motorcyclists line up for a parade, but not just a local one, they set off on a 130 mile ride today..  The mission of the pink ride.  To support breast cancer awareness month. They started in Carterville and rode most of the day traveling to Greenfield , Jasper and back to Carterville. The riders raise money for the Hope 4 You breast cancer foundation and  coordinator has a personal connection to disease that touches so many. More >>
    Motorcyclists line up for a parade, but not just a local one, they set off on a 130 mile ride today..  The mission of the pink ride.  To support breast cancer awareness month. They started in Carterville and rode most of the day traveling to Greenfield , Jasper and back to Carterville. The riders raise money for the Hope 4 You breast cancer foundation and  coordinator has a personal connection to disease that touches so many. More >>
  • Pittsburg Fire Demonstration

    Pittsburg Fire Demonstration

    Saturday, October 7 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-10-08 02:30:36 GMT
    The Pittsburg Fire Department is turning up the heat educating the community on fire safety.     As a part of Fire Prevention Week the department held several live demonstrations in Pittsburg's Meadowbrook mall parking lot.     The fire department also held a smoking with oxygen demonstration and let kids spray water from a fire hose.     Event is designed to educate the community on how best to prevent and extinguish fires.More >>
    The Pittsburg Fire Department is turning up the heat educating the community on fire safety.     As a part of Fire Prevention Week the department held several live demonstrations in Pittsburg's Meadowbrook mall parking lot.     The fire department also held a smoking with oxygen demonstration and let kids spray water from a fire hose.     Event is designed to educate the community on how best to prevent and extinguish fires.More >>
  • How Fire Department Numbers Affect Your Home Insurance Premiums

    How Fire Department Numbers Affect Your Home Insurance Premiums

    Sunday, October 8 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-10-08 20:21:57 GMT

    The Joplin Fire Department releases it's latest performance numbers -- and they indicate calls are up,  and response times are down...

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    The Joplin Fire Department releases it's latest performance numbers -- and they indicate calls are up,  and response times are down...

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  • Murder Charges Filed: Baxter Springs Homicide

    Murder Charges Filed: Baxter Springs Homicide

    Monday, October 23 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:11:10 GMT

    "I heard a lot shouting..some thrashing and then a woman's voice, frantic..help help help" says Eric Kress, who was about to go to bed when he heard his neighbor yelling.  Baxter Springs Police officers got a call just before 1:30 on Saturday morning. But when they arrived like the woman in the mobile home ...they were attacked.. "The suspect poured gasoline on miss horn as well as threw it on 2 officers" says Cherokee County Sheriff, David Groves. The s...

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    "I heard a lot shouting..some thrashing and then a woman's voice, frantic..help help help" says Eric Kress, who was about to go to bed when he heard his neighbor yelling.  Baxter Springs Police officers got a call just before 1:30 on Saturday morning. But when they arrived like the woman in the mobile home ...they were attacked.. "The suspect poured gasoline on miss horn as well as threw it on 2 officers" says Cherokee County Sheriff, David Groves. The s...

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  • Financial News and Opinion Site Ranks Joplin Least Healthy City In Missouri

    Financial News and Opinion Site Ranks Joplin Least Healthy City In Missouri

    Monday, October 23 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:11:09 GMT
    A financial news and opinion website ranks Joplin as the least healthy metropolitan city in the state. The study is based on factors like adult obesity, premature death, and the smoking rate.  The 24/7 Wall Street website says the city of Joplin Missouri has a 5 percent higher smoking rate than the national average, along with having the largest obese population in the 8 metropolitan cities of the state. Although it can take a push, the moms I met at Cunningham Park are tr...More >>
    A financial news and opinion website ranks Joplin as the least healthy metropolitan city in the state. The study is based on factors like adult obesity, premature death, and the smoking rate.  The 24/7 Wall Street website says the city of Joplin Missouri has a 5 percent higher smoking rate than the national average, along with having the largest obese population in the 8 metropolitan cities of the state. Although it can take a push, the moms I met at Cunningham Park are tr...More >>
  • Mother Claims Campground Worker Could've Done More to Prevent Sex Between Son & Teacher

    Mother Claims Campground Worker Could've Done More to Prevent Sex Between Son & Teacher

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:33:55 GMT

    The lawsuit alleges a campground worker failed to take any action to protect the child.

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    The lawsuit alleges a campground worker failed to take any action to protect the child.

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  • Home Invasion Sentencing

    Home Invasion Sentencing

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:14 PM EST2017-12-07 01:14:03 GMT

    Another man is sentenced in a 2014 home invasion in Granby, MO.

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    Another man is sentenced in a 2014 home invasion in Granby, MO.

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