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  • A Judge's Ruling Allows Gas Tax on November Ballot in MO

    A Judge's Ruling Allows Gas Tax on November Ballot in MO

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:07:45 GMT

    A Missouri judge's ruling means voters will get to cast ballots on a proposed ten cent gas tax increase.    

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    A Missouri judge's ruling means voters will get to cast ballots on a proposed ten cent gas tax increase.    

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 8-14

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 8-14

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-08-14 12:43:09 GMT

    A decision is made on the fatal Galena accident that claimed the lives of two German cyclists.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    A decision is made on the fatal Galena accident that claimed the lives of two German cyclists.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Joplin City Council Compares Police, Fire Wages to Neighboring Cities

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-08-14 02:53:15 GMT

    Police and fire pay and retention is the topic of yet another city council work session.  More specifically, another comparison study, and discussion on the use of the public safety sales tax.  Margy Upson has lived in Joplin off and on for over 30 years. She feels city is getting more dangerous.. in part because the number of public safety workers continues to drop.  Margy Upson, Joplin Resident:"The crime each year gets worse and worse, and we're getting...

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    Police and fire pay and retention is the topic of yet another city council work session.  More specifically, another comparison study, and discussion on the use of the public safety sales tax.  Margy Upson has lived in Joplin off and on for over 30 years. She feels city is getting more dangerous.. in part because the number of public safety workers continues to drop.  Margy Upson, Joplin Resident:"The crime each year gets worse and worse, and we're getting...

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  • Pittsburg Season Preview

    Pittsburg Season Preview

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-08-14 02:55:45 GMT

    The Dragons have one of their biggest offensive weapons and a hard-hitting group of linebackers returning from last year's team. 

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    The Dragons have one of their biggest offensive weapons and a hard-hitting group of linebackers returning from last year's team. 

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  • Gorillas Receive Votes in National Coaches Poll

    Gorillas Receive Votes in National Coaches Poll

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-08-14 02:07:24 GMT

    Pitt State didn't make the top-25, but did receive votes in the preseason AFCA Coaches Poll. 

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    Pitt State didn't make the top-25, but did receive votes in the preseason AFCA Coaches Poll. 

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  • Former Neosho County Panther Hits Walk-off Grand Slam for Cubs

    Former Neosho County Panther Hits Walk-off Grand Slam for Cubs

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:47:12 GMT

    Bote was a member of the 2012 Neosho County World Series team.

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    Bote was a member of the 2012 Neosho County World Series team.

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  • Women Uncover Neglected Gravesite

    Women Uncover Neglected Gravesite

    Monday, August 13 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-08-13 23:31:53 GMT

    Down a quiet dirt road in the small town of Mindenmines is the Sharp Cemetery. If you can't see it, you're not alone. "You wouldn't even know it was a cemetery, to be honest with you, because it's just pitiful," said Cynthia Best of Pittsburg.

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    Down a quiet dirt road in the small town of Mindenmines is the Sharp Cemetery. If you can't see it, you're not alone. "You wouldn't even know it was a cemetery, to be honest with you, because it's just pitiful," said Cynthia Best of Pittsburg.

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  • No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:19:38 GMT
    Mr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the rightMr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the right

    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

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    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

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  • Drug Trafficking: 4 People Charged in Joplin Bust

    Drug Trafficking: 4 People Charged in Joplin Bust

    Monday, August 13 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:39:57 GMT
    Aaron SuttenAaron Sutten
    Aaron SuttenAaron Sutten
    An off-duty officer recognizes a wanted male and it leads to the seizure of about 286 grams of meth. The arrests happened on August 11th, 2018. Around 8:30 p.m. an off-duty Joplin Police Officer was at Sonic (3333 South Range Line) when he recognized 33-year-old Aaron S. Sutten of Webb City, who had two felony arrest warrants. He called an on-duty officer and says Sutten walked to the Fairfield Inn and met 26-year-old Shawna M. Smith of Joplin....More >>
    An off-duty officer recognizes a wanted male and it leads to the seizure of about 286 grams of meth. The arrests happened on August 11th, 2018. Around 8:30 p.m. an off-duty Joplin Police Officer was at Sonic (3333 South Range Line) when he recognized 33-year-old Aaron S. Sutten of Webb City, who had two felony arrest warrants. He called an on-duty officer and says Sutten walked to the Fairfield Inn and met 26-year-old Shawna M. Smith of Joplin....More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 8-13

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 8-13

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-08-13 13:18:18 GMT

    Residents of a North Joplin neighborhood say they're fed up with storm water issues on their street.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Residents of a North Joplin neighborhood say they're fed up with storm water issues on their street.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • SEK Railroad History in Franklin

    SEK Railroad History in Franklin

    Sunday, August 12 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-08-13 02:23:43 GMT

        A special presentation in Franklin today at the miners hall museum involving one of my favorite topics - railroad history.     The exhibit is being hosted by Heart of the Heartlands, with a presentation today focusing on the importance of railroads and coal mining in the early days of Southeast Kansas.

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        A special presentation in Franklin today at the miners hall museum involving one of my favorite topics - railroad history.     The exhibit is being hosted by Heart of the Heartlands, with a presentation today focusing on the importance of railroads and coal mining in the early days of Southeast Kansas.

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  • Theatre Camp Auditions Begin

    Theatre Camp Auditions Begin

    Sunday, August 12 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-08-12 22:34:32 GMT

    Sage and Lexi Hill are siblings that decided to take on the Pittsburg High School's intensive acting workshop together and if you ask Lexi what she's looking forward to the most, it's making new memories with her big brother.

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    Sage and Lexi Hill are siblings that decided to take on the Pittsburg High School's intensive acting workshop together and if you ask Lexi what she's looking forward to the most, it's making new memories with her big brother.

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  • Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

    Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

    Saturday, August 11 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-08-12 00:28:27 GMT

    Rodrick Peregoy has lived a long life and he's still going strong. "I either mow the yard or I'm working the garden or I do something around the house. I don't sit around. I try to keep active and that may be part of my longevity," said Peregoy.

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    Rodrick Peregoy has lived a long life and he's still going strong. "I either mow the yard or I'm working the garden or I do something around the house. I don't sit around. I try to keep active and that may be part of my longevity," said Peregoy.

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  • Golf Tournament Honors Local Veteran's Life

    Golf Tournament Honors Local Veteran's Life

    Saturday, August 11 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-08-11 23:45:11 GMT
    Image Courtesy: VetLinks.orgImage Courtesy: VetLinks.org

    A golf tournament in Pittsburg today was more than what it seemed.. as it served to honor the life of an American hero. We spoke with his wife, and closest friend, to find out what the event was all about. Jessica Kavanagh, Brian's Wife - VetLinks.org Founder:"He was just so smart. He was the life of the party, he loved to just always be kind to everybody. He was just overall a really amazing human being." Brian Kavanagh grew up in Pittsburg -- and one of his closest...

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    A golf tournament in Pittsburg today was more than what it seemed.. as it served to honor the life of an American hero. We spoke with his wife, and closest friend, to find out what the event was all about. Jessica Kavanagh, Brian's Wife - VetLinks.org Founder:"He was just so smart. He was the life of the party, he loved to just always be kind to everybody. He was just overall a really amazing human being." Brian Kavanagh grew up in Pittsburg -- and one of his closest...

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  • Shoal Creek Water Fest Educates Kids

    Shoal Creek Water Fest Educates Kids

    Saturday, August 11 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-08-11 23:32:26 GMT

    People of all ages attended the 10th Annual Shoal Creek Water Festival. 

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    People of all ages attended the 10th Annual Shoal Creek Water Festival. 

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  • Retired Veteran Speaks on Post Traumatic Stress, Advocates for Non Profit

    Friday, August 10 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-08-11 00:55:58 GMT
    A non-profit organization that was founded by Pittsburg natives is working to help veterans deal with post traumatic stress.  We spoke with a veteran today, that's working with the organization to achieve that goal. Brigadier General Donald Bolduc served in the military for 32 years -- before retiring in October of last year.  Donald Bolduc, Retired Brigadier General:"My grandfather on my father's side of the family made it a requirement for all Bolduc males to serve...More >>
    A non-profit organization that was founded by Pittsburg natives is working to help veterans deal with post traumatic stress.  We spoke with a veteran today, that's working with the organization to achieve that goal. Brigadier General Donald Bolduc served in the military for 32 years -- before retiring in October of last year.  Donald Bolduc, Retired Brigadier General:"My grandfather on my father's side of the family made it a requirement for all Bolduc males to serve...More >>
  • Storm Water Flooding Concerns In North Joplin Neighborhood

    Storm Water Flooding Concerns In North Joplin Neighborhood

    Friday, August 10 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-08-11 00:36:24 GMT
        A Joplin resident says he's fed up with flooding in his back yard - and says the city needs to step up and take action. Walt Vandergrift and his wife bought this home on North Ozark back in April, what they didn't know, is this home came with a built in pool - but, only when it rains. Walt Vandergrift: "Sometimes it gets very deep back here, there are houses over on Miller street the water gets so deep it probably goes from foundation to foundation and the one ...More >>
        A Joplin resident says he's fed up with flooding in his back yard - and says the city needs to step up and take action. Walt Vandergrift and his wife bought this home on North Ozark back in April, what they didn't know, is this home came with a built in pool - but, only when it rains. Walt Vandergrift: "Sometimes it gets very deep back here, there are houses over on Miller street the water gets so deep it probably goes from foundation to foundation and the one ...More >>
  • City of Pittsburg Clarifies Why They're Calling Some Customers

    City of Pittsburg Clarifies Why They're Calling Some Customers

    Friday, August 10 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-08-10 23:18:48 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS City Hall (8/10/18)Pittsburg, KS City Hall (8/10/18)

    The City of Pittsburg is giving utility customers some new options and are working to update contact information to help. It posted the following alert to social media on August 9th, 2018: "Attention Utility Customers: We wanted to let you know that a representative from City Hall will be calling to update all personal information on your utility account. We will be calling the phone number we currently have on file. If the phone number is not valid, you will receive a door ta...

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    The City of Pittsburg is giving utility customers some new options and are working to update contact information to help. It posted the following alert to social media on August 9th, 2018: "Attention Utility Customers: We wanted to let you know that a representative from City Hall will be calling to update all personal information on your utility account. We will be calling the phone number we currently have on file. If the phone number is not valid, you will receive a door ta...

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  • Carthage Season Preview

    Carthage Season Preview

    Friday, August 10 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-08-10 22:57:47 GMT

    The Tigers made the state semifinals in 2017, and have won four straight district titles. 

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    The Tigers made the state semifinals in 2017, and have won four straight district titles. 

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  • Chiropractic Office Urges Parents to Purchase Proper Backpack

    Chiropractic Office Urges Parents to Purchase Proper Backpack

    Friday, August 10 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-08-10 22:57:41 GMT

    Erin Walkenshaw is a mother of three young girls. She knows that one of the biggest back to school items for her kids is their backpack, but she admits that she lets them have free reign when it comes to picking it out. 

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    Erin Walkenshaw is a mother of three young girls. She knows that one of the biggest back to school items for her kids is their backpack, but she admits that she lets them have free reign when it comes to picking it out. 

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  • Pittsburg Man Arrested on Warrants, Assault on Law Enforcement

    Pittsburg Man Arrested on Warrants, Assault on Law Enforcement

    Friday, August 10 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-08-10 19:06:10 GMT
    The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says a Pittsburg, Kansas man faces new charges on top of already outstanding warrants in Kansas and Missouri. "This situation was bizarre in the sense the suspect, knowing he had outstanding arrest warrants, gave the deputy a fictitious name. Unfortunately for him, the name he initially gave, was of a person who also had felony warrants and had been tagged as a potentially dangerous felon," stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves. ...More >>
    The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says a Pittsburg, Kansas man faces new charges on top of already outstanding warrants in Kansas and Missouri. "This situation was bizarre in the sense the suspect, knowing he had outstanding arrest warrants, gave the deputy a fictitious name. Unfortunately for him, the name he initially gave, was of a person who also had felony warrants and had been tagged as a potentially dangerous felon," stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves. ...More >>
  • The Lighter Side: Pizza Hut Sign Fights Back

    The Lighter Side: Pizza Hut Sign Fights Back

    Friday, August 10 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-08-10 18:11:23 GMT
    Pittsburg Pizza Hut Sign, Aug. 2018Pittsburg Pizza Hut Sign, Aug. 2018
    Pittsburg Pizza Hut Sign, Aug. 2018Pittsburg Pizza Hut Sign, Aug. 2018
    Those who drove down south Broadway in Pittsburg, Kansas in May might remember the Domino's Pizza sign that read "We huffed and we puffed and we blew the Hut down." Well, now, it's Pizza Hut's turn. The Pizza Hut at Quincy and Broadway was torn down and is now open for business in a completely new building. There are signs letting customers know it's open. There's also a sign letting Domino's know what's up. It states "Huff & Puff Away! Pizza Hut is NEW and Here ...More >>
    Those who drove down south Broadway in Pittsburg, Kansas in May might remember the Domino's Pizza sign that read "We huffed and we puffed and we blew the Hut down." Well, now, it's Pizza Hut's turn. The Pizza Hut at Quincy and Broadway was torn down and is now open for business in a completely new building. There are signs letting customers know it's open. There's also a sign letting Domino's know what's up. It states "Huff & Puff Away! Pizza Hut is NEW and Here ...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 8-10

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 8-10

    Friday, August 10 2018 8:45 AM EDT2018-08-10 12:45:15 GMT

    The margin between current Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach is cut in half.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    The margin between current Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach is cut in half.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • KCU Joplin Teams Up with Community Clinic to add New Clinic

    KCU Joplin Teams Up with Community Clinic to add New Clinic

    Thursday, August 9 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-08-10 02:14:57 GMT
    Kansas City University of Medical and Biosciences Joplin has teamed up with the Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri to provide new Thursday night clinics for people that otherwise couldn't get care. Mahreen Bux is a second year student at KCU Joplin -- who moved to Joplin from Illinois to go to medical school.  Marheen Bux, Medical Student:"Putting the skills that we learned in school to use is really really exciting for me." Bux was one of ten second ye...More >>
    Kansas City University of Medical and Biosciences Joplin has teamed up with the Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri to provide new Thursday night clinics for people that otherwise couldn't get care. Mahreen Bux is a second year student at KCU Joplin -- who moved to Joplin from Illinois to go to medical school.  Marheen Bux, Medical Student:"Putting the skills that we learned in school to use is really really exciting for me." Bux was one of ten second ye...More >>
  • Kansas Attorney General Issues Statement on Gubernatorial Primary

    Kansas Attorney General Issues Statement on Gubernatorial Primary

    Friday, August 10 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-08-10 15:30:55 GMT

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued the following statement in connection with the canvassing of votes from the primary election. The canvassing process, through which official vote tallies are determined, will begin next week and will be conducted county-by-county:

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    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued the following statement in connection with the canvassing of votes from the primary election. The canvassing process, through which official vote tallies are determined, will begin next week and will be conducted county-by-county:

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  • Lamar Begins Quest for 8th Straight State Title

    Lamar Begins Quest for 8th Straight State Title

    Thursday, August 9 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-08-09 22:49:47 GMT

    The Tigers have won 7 straight Missouri Class 2 State Titles, and enter the season on a 49-game winning streak. 

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    The Tigers have won 7 straight Missouri Class 2 State Titles, and enter the season on a 49-game winning streak. 

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  • Snyder Agrees to 5-year Extension at Kansas State

    Snyder Agrees to 5-year Extension at Kansas State

    Thursday, August 9 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-08-09 22:37:36 GMT

    Snyder will be 82 years old when his new contract expires in 2022. 

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    Snyder will be 82 years old when his new contract expires in 2022. 

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  • Free ACT and WorkKeys Test for Kansas Juniors Also Helps Businesses

    Free ACT and WorkKeys Test for Kansas Juniors Also Helps Businesses

    Thursday, August 9 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-08-09 22:29:57 GMT

     Kansas is joining other states in paying for high school students to take the ACT test or the WorkKeys assessment in their junior year. 

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     Kansas is joining other states in paying for high school students to take the ACT test or the WorkKeys assessment in their junior year. 

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  • Milo, Missouri Man Killed in Crash

    Milo, Missouri Man Killed in Crash

    Thursday, August 9 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-08-09 20:03:08 GMT

    The crash happened on August 8th, 2018, around 3:25 p.m. about one mile east of Halltown on Interstate 44 in Lawrence County, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a man driving a tractor-trailer was slowing in traffic due to a prior accident and was rear ended by 64-year-old Neal Stroud, who was also driving a tractor-trailer. Stroud later died at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. This is MSHP Troop D's 74th fatality for 2018.

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    The crash happened on August 8th, 2018, around 3:25 p.m. about one mile east of Halltown on Interstate 44 in Lawrence County, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a man driving a tractor-trailer was slowing in traffic due to a prior accident and was rear ended by 64-year-old Neal Stroud, who was also driving a tractor-trailer. Stroud later died at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. This is MSHP Troop D's 74th fatality for 2018.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 8-9

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 8-9

    Thursday, August 9 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-08-09 11:51:12 GMT

    Comments made by a member of the Joplin Use Tax committee are stirring up some controversy.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Comments made by a member of the Joplin Use Tax committee are stirring up some controversy.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Carl Junction Season Preview

    Carl Junction Season Preview

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-08-09 03:12:04 GMT

    The Bulldogs have 14 starters returning from a team that went 10-2 last season, but they'll be without one of the best running backs in the state in 2018. 

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    The Bulldogs have 14 starters returning from a team that went 10-2 last season, but they'll be without one of the best running backs in the state in 2018. 

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  • Southeast Kansas Teen Dies in 3-Vehicle Crash

    Southeast Kansas Teen Dies in 3-Vehicle Crash

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-08-09 16:09:12 GMT
  • City Apologizes: Controversy after Negative Comments Toward Police, Fire

    City Apologizes: Controversy after Negative Comments Toward Police, Fire

    Thursday, August 9 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-08-09 23:32:37 GMT

    Comments made by a former Joplin city employee are causing quite a bit of controversy.  Officials with the Joplin Police Union allege a member of the Joplin Use Tax Committee made negative remarks toward the police department, and their fallen officers.  Shelby Howard, SWMO Fraternal Order of Police President:"First it was disbelief that anybody would say things like that in a public forum." Fraternal Order of Police President Shelby Howard says a member of the ...

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    Comments made by a former Joplin city employee are causing quite a bit of controversy.  Officials with the Joplin Police Union allege a member of the Joplin Use Tax Committee made negative remarks toward the police department, and their fallen officers.  Shelby Howard, SWMO Fraternal Order of Police President:"First it was disbelief that anybody would say things like that in a public forum." Fraternal Order of Police President Shelby Howard says a member of the ...

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  • Dialysis Center in Pittsburg Certified for Medicare Patients Two Years After Construction

    Dialysis Center in Pittsburg Certified for Medicare Patients Two Years After Construction

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:12:50 GMT

    Davita Hopefield Dialysis at Centennial and Rouse  in Pittsburg is planning an open house for Tuesday, August 14th at 10:00 a.m. to welcome medicare patients. 

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    Davita Hopefield Dialysis at Centennial and Rouse  in Pittsburg is planning an open house for Tuesday, August 14th at 10:00 a.m. to welcome medicare patients. 

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  • Netflix Returning to Independence CC for Season 4 of "Last Chance U"

    Netflix Returning to Independence CC for Season 4 of "Last Chance U"

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:59:49 GMT

    The series will return to Indy for season 4 after featuring the Pirates in season 3, which is currently streaming on Netflix. 

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    The series will return to Indy for season 4 after featuring the Pirates in season 3, which is currently streaming on Netflix. 

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  • Southeast Kansas Man Sentenced for Murder, Girlfriend Pleads No Contest

    Southeast Kansas Man Sentenced for Murder, Girlfriend Pleads No Contest

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-08-09 16:20:11 GMT
    Dejay SchlegelDejay Schlegel

    A Wilson County, Kansas man is sentenced today (August 8, 2018) to more than 19 years in prison. 57-year-old Michael Elam was found dead inside his home after it burnt down on December 13th, 2016. According to court documents, two suspects broke into the home at 509 Wisconsin in Neodesha, Kansas. Authorities arrested 37-year-old DeJay Lynn Schlegel and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Hayley Hurst, in connection to the case. On May 22nd, 2018, Schlegel pleaded guilty to reckless s...

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    A Wilson County, Kansas man is sentenced today (August 8, 2018) to more than 19 years in prison. 57-year-old Michael Elam was found dead inside his home after it burnt down on December 13th, 2016. According to court documents, two suspects broke into the home at 509 Wisconsin in Neodesha, Kansas. Authorities arrested 37-year-old DeJay Lynn Schlegel and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Hayley Hurst, in connection to the case. On May 22nd, 2018, Schlegel pleaded guilty to reckless s...

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  • Galena Picked to Repeat as CNC Champs

    Galena Picked to Repeat as CNC Champs

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:54:58 GMT

    The Bulldogs were #1 in the CNC preseason coaches poll released at ESPN 100.7's annual SEK Football Media Day.

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    The Bulldogs were #1 in the CNC preseason coaches poll released at ESPN 100.7's annual SEK Football Media Day.

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  • Labette County #1 in SEK Preseason Poll

    Labette County #1 in SEK Preseason Poll

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:51:22 GMT

    The defending league champion Grizzlies were picked to repeat as SEK champs in the preseason poll released on Wednesday. 

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    The defending league champion Grizzlies were picked to repeat as SEK champs in the preseason poll released on Wednesday. 

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  • St. Paul, Jayhawk-Linn Picked to Win League Titles

    St. Paul, Jayhawk-Linn Picked to Win League Titles

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:47:37 GMT

    The Indians and Jayhawks were unanimous picks in the TRL preseason coaches' polls released on Wednesday. 

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    The Indians and Jayhawks were unanimous picks in the TRL preseason coaches' polls released on Wednesday. 

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  • Found Safe: Joplin Police Search for 55-year-old Endangered Man

    Found Safe: Joplin Police Search for 55-year-old Endangered Man

    Thursday, August 9 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-08-09 15:48:17 GMT
    Steven TepperSteven Tepper

    The Joplin Police Department asks for the public's help in finding 55-year-old Steven R. Tepper. Authorities are considering him a missing an endangered person. He was last seen in Joplin, Missouri. He's known to be driving a White Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck with the Missouri License Plate 0WC721. Authorities say he's known to not take his needed medication.

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    The Joplin Police Department asks for the public's help in finding 55-year-old Steven R. Tepper. Authorities are considering him a missing an endangered person. He was last seen in Joplin, Missouri. He's known to be driving a White Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck with the Missouri License Plate 0WC721. Authorities say he's known to not take his needed medication.

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  • Kobach Leads Colyer by fewer than 200 votes in the Republican race for Kansas Governor

    Kobach Leads Colyer by fewer than 200 votes in the Republican race for Kansas Governor

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-08-08 16:18:13 GMT
    Kris KobachKris Kobach

    Kansas unofficial primary results show Kris Kobach leading current Governor Jeff Colyer by fewer than 200 votes in the race for the Republican nomination for governor.  

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    Kansas unofficial primary results show Kris Kobach leading current Governor Jeff Colyer by fewer than 200 votes in the race for the Republican nomination for governor.  

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  • Pittsburg Survives, Webb City Eliminated at Little League Regional

    Pittsburg Survives, Webb City Eliminated at Little League Regional

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:31:04 GMT

    Pittsburg will face Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday trying to keep their Little League World Series hopes alive once again. 

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    Pittsburg will face Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday trying to keep their Little League World Series hopes alive once again. 

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  • Carl Junction's Trent Smith Commits to SBU

    Carl Junction's Trent Smith Commits to SBU

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:42 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:42:41 GMT

    Smith was an All-State selection as a senior at CJ, scoring 20 points per game and shooting 47% from three. 

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    Smith was an All-State selection as a senior at CJ, scoring 20 points per game and shooting 47% from three. 

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  • Webb City Looks to Reload, Repeat

    Webb City Looks to Reload, Repeat

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-08-07 22:53:16 GMT

    Webb City graduated 30 seniors from last year's state championship team, including eight who went on to join college programs. 

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    Webb City graduated 30 seniors from last year's state championship team, including eight who went on to join college programs. 

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  • Newton County Teachers Get Training on Why Teens Kill

    Newton County Teachers Get Training on Why Teens Kill

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-08-07 22:56:33 GMT

    Nearly five hundred Newton county teachers, counselors, administrators, and members of law enforcement got training today on why teens kill.        

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    Nearly five hundred Newton county teachers, counselors, administrators, and members of law enforcement got training today on why teens kill.        

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  • Lion Cub Academy Offers Perk for Parents

    Lion Cub Academy Offers Perk for Parents

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-08-07 21:58:46 GMT

    Sherri Noller is a working mom at MSSU who takes pride in her job and her children, but she explains that juggling her career with her kids can be a challenge. 

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    Sherri Noller is a working mom at MSSU who takes pride in her job and her children, but she explains that juggling her career with her kids can be a challenge. 

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  • Joplin Police Investigate Stabbing

    Joplin Police Release Name of Stabbing Victim

    Joplin Police Release Name of Stabbing Victim

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-08-07 18:28:24 GMT

    Joplin Police investigate an early morning stabbing.   According to authorities, officers responded to 221 North Walnut around 4:20 a.m.. Officers arrived on scene to find an adult man with a stab wound to the stomach. The man was transported to a local hospital by ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Police have not released the man's identity.  No arrests have been made. The investigation continues. 

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    Joplin Police investigate an early morning stabbing.   According to authorities, officers responded to 221 North Walnut around 4:20 a.m.. Officers arrived on scene to find an adult man with a stab wound to the stomach. The man was transported to a local hospital by ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Police have not released the man's identity.  No arrests have been made. The investigation continues. 

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  • Update: Webb City Man Meets Bone Marrow Donor From Germany

    Update: Webb City Man Meets Bone Marrow Donor From Germany

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-08-08 17:02:05 GMT

        Alex Talbott of Webb City was diagnosed with cancer - and thanks to a bone marrow donor, he's alive today.     Tomorrow - he and his wife will meet the donor, who, is not from just around the corner.     Alex Talbott is 30 years old - but he almost didn't make it to 30.     In 2015 he was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer and immediately began treatments to combat the cancer.

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        Alex Talbott of Webb City was diagnosed with cancer - and thanks to a bone marrow donor, he's alive today.     Tomorrow - he and his wife will meet the donor, who, is not from just around the corner.     Alex Talbott is 30 years old - but he almost didn't make it to 30.     In 2015 he was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer and immediately began treatments to combat the cancer.

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  • Missouri Southern Kicks Off Practice

    Missouri Southern Kicks Off Practice

    Monday, August 6 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-08-07 02:34:47 GMT

    "We have about a dozen or fifteen guys..that have taken ownership of this football team. That's really encouraging as a coach. The team will never be all that it can be until the players take ownership with that."

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    "We have about a dozen or fifteen guys..that have taken ownership of this football team. That's really encouraging as a coach. The team will never be all that it can be until the players take ownership with that."

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  • Newton County Prepares for Election Day

    Newton County Prepares for Election Day

    Monday, August 6 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-08-06 22:50:57 GMT

    Tomorrow's elections means preparation today. The Newton County Clerk's office was busy sending out voting materials to their 23 precincts and we took a trip there to learn about the topics being discussed. 

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    Tomorrow's elections means preparation today. The Newton County Clerk's office was busy sending out voting materials to their 23 precincts and we took a trip there to learn about the topics being discussed. 

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  • Tash, Westmoreland Return to Lead Joplin Offense in 2018

    Tash, Westmoreland Return to Lead Joplin Offense in 2018

    Monday, August 6 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-08-06 22:22:05 GMT

    Joplin QB Blake Tash and his #1 target WR Zach Westmoreland are back for their junior season after massive success in 2017. 

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    Joplin QB Blake Tash and his #1 target WR Zach Westmoreland are back for their junior season after massive success in 2017. 

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  • Two Missouri Republicans Compete For State Senate Nomination

    Two Missouri Republicans Compete For State Senate Nomination

    Monday, August 6 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-08-06 22:15:48 GMT
    In Southwest Missouri, two widely-known republican leaders are vying for the state senate seat being vacated by Ron Richard because of term limits. Long-time Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce president Rob O'Brian is running against State Representative Bill White for the GOP nomination. Polls  will be open tomorrow from 7 a.m.-7 p-m.   KOAM and Fox 14 will have results from dozens of state and local races throughout the evening tomorrow. For more information on the can...More >>
    In Southwest Missouri, two widely-known republican leaders are vying for the state senate seat being vacated by Ron Richard because of term limits. Long-time Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce president Rob O'Brian is running against State Representative Bill White for the GOP nomination. Polls  will be open tomorrow from 7 a.m.-7 p-m.   KOAM and Fox 14 will have results from dozens of state and local races throughout the evening tomorrow. For more information on the can...More >>
  • West, Clemons to Lead Pitt State Receiver Group

    West, Clemons to Lead Pitt State Receiver Group

    Monday, August 6 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-08-06 22:01:56 GMT

    Junior WR Lorenzo West and redshirt sophomore Brenner Clemmons will look to lead the PSU receiving corps this season. West was the team's leading receiver in 2017, while Clemons was the MIAA Freshman of the Year in 2016. 

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    Junior WR Lorenzo West and redshirt sophomore Brenner Clemmons will look to lead the PSU receiving corps this season. West was the team's leading receiver in 2017, while Clemons was the MIAA Freshman of the Year in 2016. 

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  • Joplin Man Charged With Crimes Against Three Children

    Joplin Man Charged With Crimes Against Three Children

    Monday, August 6 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-08-06 19:20:40 GMT

    Joplin Police arrest a man for allegedly committing sex crimes with three minors. 29-year-old Matthew Galati from Joplin has been charged with four counts of statutory sodomy of a person less than 12-years-old and two counts of statutory sodomy in the second degree. He is currently held at the Jasper County Jail with a $150,000 cash only bond. Galati had access to the victims through his involvements in more than one church outside of our city but the alleged crimes he is ch...

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    Joplin Police arrest a man for allegedly committing sex crimes with three minors. 29-year-old Matthew Galati from Joplin has been charged with four counts of statutory sodomy of a person less than 12-years-old and two counts of statutory sodomy in the second degree. He is currently held at the Jasper County Jail with a $150,000 cash only bond. Galati had access to the victims through his involvements in more than one church outside of our city but the alleged crimes he is ch...

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  • Noel Man Killed By Train

    Noel Man Killed By Train

    Sunday, August 5 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-08-05 21:44:14 GMT
        The incident occurred just after 9:30 Saturday night.     The Missouri Highway Patrol says 27 year old Jowhar Muhumed of Noel, was attempting to go underneath a stopped rail car when the train began to move.     He was pronounced dead on the scene.More >>
        The incident occurred just after 9:30 Saturday night.     The Missouri Highway Patrol says 27 year old Jowhar Muhumed of Noel, was attempting to go underneath a stopped rail car when the train began to move.     He was pronounced dead on the scene.More >>
  • Webb City Man In Serious Condition Following Pursuit, Crash

    Webb City Man In Serious Condition Following Pursuit, Crash

    Sunday, August 5 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-08-05 21:41:20 GMT
    A man is in serious condition after a collision with a pickup truck in Seneca.     This incident occurred just after 7:00 last night on Highway 43 near Seneca.     According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 59 year old Gary Boyd of Webb City was fleeing from Newton County Deputies when a pickup truck, driven by 51 year old Gerine Uhrich of Seneca began to make a left turn.      When Boyd attempted to pass her truck he struck the driver side....More >>
    A man is in serious condition after a collision with a pickup truck in Seneca.     This incident occurred just after 7:00 last night on Highway 43 near Seneca.     According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 59 year old Gary Boyd of Webb City was fleeing from Newton County Deputies when a pickup truck, driven by 51 year old Gerine Uhrich of Seneca began to make a left turn.      When Boyd attempted to pass her truck he struck the driver side....More >>
  • Outdoor Worship Service Draws Crowd

    Outdoor Worship Service Draws Crowd

    Sunday, August 5 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-08-05 20:18:33 GMT

    The Joplin community came together to worship in a church without walls as this year's Emancipation Park Days events draw to a close, and people like Ron Bonner say that it's a beautiful sight to see because of the fresh faces it leads in to faith. 

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    The Joplin community came together to worship in a church without walls as this year's Emancipation Park Days events draw to a close, and people like Ron Bonner say that it's a beautiful sight to see because of the fresh faces it leads in to faith. 

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  • Fatal Three Vehicle Accident Near Claremore

    Fatal Three Vehicle Accident Near Claremore

    Sunday, August 5 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-08-05 14:45:42 GMT
    A person is dead - and another seriously injured following a fiery crash in Northeast Oklahoma.  It happened in Rogers county on Interstate 44 eastbound at Claremore. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, three vehicles, including a semi, collided last night just before midnight. The deceased person's vehicle was also completely burned. The driver of the other car was flown to a hospital in Tulsa in critical condition. The semi driver was not injured, and autho...More >>
    A person is dead - and another seriously injured following a fiery crash in Northeast Oklahoma.  It happened in Rogers county on Interstate 44 eastbound at Claremore. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, three vehicles, including a semi, collided last night just before midnight. The deceased person's vehicle was also completely burned. The driver of the other car was flown to a hospital in Tulsa in critical condition. The semi driver was not injured, and autho...More >>
  • Plane Crashes In Ponca City, Killing All Aboard

    Plane Crashes In Ponca City, Killing All Aboard

    Sunday, August 5 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-08-05 14:40:49 GMT
    A plane crashes near Ponca City killing all on board. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says five people on board were killed after a small passenger plane crashed into a soybean field near Ponca City. OHP officials have confirmed the deceased are from Independence, Kansas. OHP says a plane with three adults and two children on board crashed north of Hubbard Road and U Street. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. The victims have not be...More >>
    A plane crashes near Ponca City killing all on board. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says five people on board were killed after a small passenger plane crashed into a soybean field near Ponca City. OHP officials have confirmed the deceased are from Independence, Kansas. OHP says a plane with three adults and two children on board crashed north of Hubbard Road and U Street. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. The victims have not be...More >>
  • Woman Arrested And Charged With Child Abuse in SEK

    Woman Arrested And Charged With Child Abuse in SEK

    Sunday, August 5 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-08-05 14:31:56 GMT
    A Columbus woman is behind bars following what investigators call a "lengthy investigation".  Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrested 25 year old Samantha Weaver of Columbus. Authorities say Weaver allegedly physically abused two children under the age of 5. One of the children had to be transported and treated at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She's being held in the Cherokee County Jail - and has been charged with two counts of ag...More >>
    A Columbus woman is behind bars following what investigators call a "lengthy investigation".  Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrested 25 year old Samantha Weaver of Columbus. Authorities say Weaver allegedly physically abused two children under the age of 5. One of the children had to be transported and treated at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She's being held in the Cherokee County Jail - and has been charged with two counts of ag...More >>
  • Breaking Down Joplin Emancipation Park Day's History

    Breaking Down Joplin Emancipation Park Day's History

    Saturday, August 4 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-08-04 22:33:04 GMT
    The annual Emancipation Celebration.. also known as Park Days.. is underway in Joplin - and over it's century of celebrating - it's undergone a fair amount of change. Gospel music.. good food.. a car show.. and family and friends.. all a part of park days in Ewert park.  Travis Gooden, Arizona Resident :"This is a special occasion." Travis Gooden has attended the celebration for more than 20 years.. and remembers what the event was like back when ...More >>
    The annual Emancipation Celebration.. also known as Park Days.. is underway in Joplin - and over it's century of celebrating - it's undergone a fair amount of change. Gospel music.. good food.. a car show.. and family and friends.. all a part of park days in Ewert park.  Travis Gooden, Arizona Resident :"This is a special occasion." Travis Gooden has attended the celebration for more than 20 years.. and remembers what the event was like back when ...More >>
  • Rummage Sale Helps Families In Need

    Rummage Sale Helps Families In Need

    Saturday, August 4 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-08-04 21:18:32 GMT

    You never know what you'll find at a rummage sale, but this one was especially unique because it's helping people like AJ Soverns who is battling cancer.

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    You never know what you'll find at a rummage sale, but this one was especially unique because it's helping people like AJ Soverns who is battling cancer.

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  • Roderique Returning to Starting QB Role for Pitt State

    Roderique Returning to Starting QB Role for Pitt State

    Friday, August 3 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-08-04 02:36:06 GMT

    John Roderique will be under center for Pitt State's season opener against UCO later this month. 

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    John Roderique will be under center for Pitt State's season opener against UCO later this month. 

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  • Missouri Voters Face Three Medical Marijuana Proposals In November

    Missouri Voters Face Three Medical Marijuana Proposals In November

    Friday, August 3 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-08-04 02:15:39 GMT
        Come November Missouri voters will be faced with three different initiatives to legalize medical marijuana in the state.  We'll break down the initiatives and what happens if more than one passes. Let's break down the three proposals first.     Petition 2018-041 would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, impose a 15% tax on the retail sale of marijuana, and a tax on wholesale flowers and leaves sold to licensed facilities.    ...More >>
        Come November Missouri voters will be faced with three different initiatives to legalize medical marijuana in the state.  We'll break down the initiatives and what happens if more than one passes. Let's break down the three proposals first.     Petition 2018-041 would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, impose a 15% tax on the retail sale of marijuana, and a tax on wholesale flowers and leaves sold to licensed facilities.    ...More >>
  • PBS Affiliate Shooting Documentary on Marian Days

    PBS Affiliate Shooting Documentary on Marian Days

    Friday, August 3 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-08-03 23:08:35 GMT
    Ozarks Public Television (OPT-KOZJ) -- the local PBS affiliate -- is working on a documentary about Marian Days in Carthage.  We talked to the crew about the importance of capturing a festival like this.  Linda Bui has been coming to Marian Days with members of her parish for over 20 years.  Linda Bu, Food Vendor from Port Arthur, Texas:"We meet once a year, a lot of people are so nice and are like ah, I haven't seen you in a long time. It's like just ...More >>
    Ozarks Public Television (OPT-KOZJ) -- the local PBS affiliate -- is working on a documentary about Marian Days in Carthage.  We talked to the crew about the importance of capturing a festival like this.  Linda Bui has been coming to Marian Days with members of her parish for over 20 years.  Linda Bu, Food Vendor from Port Arthur, Texas:"We meet once a year, a lot of people are so nice and are like ah, I haven't seen you in a long time. It's like just ...More >>
  • Pittsburg: 4th St. (Hwy 126) and Free King Highway to become four-way stop

    Pittsburg: 4th St. (Hwy 126) and Free King Highway to become four-way stop

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-08-08 17:43:43 GMT

    The City of Pittsburg gives a heads up to drivers about a traffic safety improvement near the high school. A four-way stop at 4th Street and Free King Highway will activate on Thursday, August 9th, 2018, to help slow traffic east of the Pittsburg High School. Officials say it's one of several modifications agreed upon by the City of Pittsburg, Pittsburg USD 250 School District, Crawford County and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to improve safety for students. The Cit...

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    The City of Pittsburg gives a heads up to drivers about a traffic safety improvement near the high school. A four-way stop at 4th Street and Free King Highway will activate on Thursday, August 9th, 2018, to help slow traffic east of the Pittsburg High School. Officials say it's one of several modifications agreed upon by the City of Pittsburg, Pittsburg USD 250 School District, Crawford County and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to improve safety for students. The Cit...

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  • NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 8-3

    NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 8-3

    Friday, August 3 2018 8:39 AM EDT2018-08-03 12:39:26 GMT

    The Joplin Chamber of Commerce holds a news conference yesterday to show their support for a city ballot initiative, plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    The Joplin Chamber of Commerce holds a news conference yesterday to show their support for a city ballot initiative, plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Jasper County Files Lawsuit Against 49 Opioid Manufacturers

    Jasper County Files Lawsuit Against 49 Opioid Manufacturers

    Thursday, August 2 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-08-03 01:19:55 GMT

        Jasper County is joining 10 other counties across the state in filing a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.     But, will the lawsuit, even be effective?    the lawsuit, announced at a press conference held by the Jasper County Commission.     It's only a few hundred pages long, in it, naming 49 separate opioid manufacturers.

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        Jasper County is joining 10 other counties across the state in filing a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.     But, will the lawsuit, even be effective?    the lawsuit, announced at a press conference held by the Jasper County Commission.     It's only a few hundred pages long, in it, naming 49 separate opioid manufacturers.

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  • New Medical Marijuana Regulations Spark Controversy in NE Oklahoma

    Thursday, August 2 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-08-02 23:15:47 GMT
    New regulations on Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma are sparking some controversy.  The state Board of Health rolled out new rules yesterday -- reversing more strict emergency rules that had been adopted last month.  And as we found out -- people in north-east Oklahoma are having mixed reactions. Chip Paul, Oklahomans for Health:"It's honestly very disappointing." The Oklahoma State Board of Health has adopted guidelines that are reversing emergency rules a...More >>
    New regulations on Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma are sparking some controversy.  The state Board of Health rolled out new rules yesterday -- reversing more strict emergency rules that had been adopted last month.  And as we found out -- people in north-east Oklahoma are having mixed reactions. Chip Paul, Oklahomans for Health:"It's honestly very disappointing." The Oklahoma State Board of Health has adopted guidelines that are reversing emergency rules a...More >>
  • Medical Marijuana & Minimum Wage Initiatives Placed on Missouri Ballot

    Medical Marijuana & Minimum Wage Initiatives Placed on Missouri Ballot

    Thursday, August 2 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-08-02 19:51:35 GMT
    Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft issues a Certificate of Sufficiency for five initiative petitions. That means they've met the minimum number of signatures required to be placed on the state's general election ballot on November 6th, 2018. Any legal challenge to the certification must be filed in the next ten days. Read more about the initiatives below: 2018-041 -- Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purposes Shall the M...More >>
    Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft issues a Certificate of Sufficiency for five initiative petitions. That means they've met the minimum number of signatures required to be placed on the state's general election ballot on November 6th, 2018. Any legal challenge to the certification must be filed in the next ten days. Read more about the initiatives below: 2018-041 -- Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purposes Shall the M...More >>
  • Judge: Road rage case can go to trial

    Judge: Road rage case can go to trial

    Thursday, August 2 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-08-02 18:42:33 GMT
    Christopher Montz in Court, August 2nd, 2018Christopher Montz in Court, August 2nd, 2018
    Christopher Montz in Court, August 2nd, 2018Christopher Montz in Court, August 2nd, 2018

    A Jasper County Judge today found that there's enough evidence in a road rage case for a trial. Christopher D. Montz of Neosho is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 27-year-old David C. Reynolds of Carthage.

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    A Jasper County Judge today found that there's enough evidence in a road rage case for a trial. Christopher D. Montz of Neosho is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 27-year-old David C. Reynolds of Carthage.

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  • Minimum wage hike, medical pot on Missouri's Nov. 6 ballot

    Minimum wage hike, medical pot on Missouri's Nov. 6 ballot

    Thursday, August 2 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-08-02 20:09:22 GMT

    Missouri voters will soon get a chance to weigh in on proposals to increase the state's minimum wage, legalize medical marijuana and change redistricting.

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    Missouri voters will soon get a chance to weigh in on proposals to increase the state's minimum wage, legalize medical marijuana and change redistricting.

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  • NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 8-2

    NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 8-2

    Thursday, August 2 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-08-02 15:17:04 GMT

    A certificate of inspection for the duck boat that sank last month, plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    A certificate of inspection for the duck boat that sank last month, plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Pittsburg Preps for Little League Midwest Regional

    Pittsburg Preps for Little League Midwest Regional

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-08-02 02:23:02 GMT

    Pittsburg will represent Kansas in the Midwest Regional tournament, and will face the winner of Webb City and Coon Rapids, MN in their first game Monday afternoon in Indianapolis. 

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    Pittsburg will represent Kansas in the Midwest Regional tournament, and will face the winner of Webb City and Coon Rapids, MN in their first game Monday afternoon in Indianapolis. 

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  • Debate in Four States Over 3D Printed Guns

    Debate in Four States Over 3D Printed Guns

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-08-01 23:58:59 GMT
    A ruling on 3D printed guns sparks debate across the country and right here in the Four-States. A Texas company is not permitted to make its plans for 3D guns available for download today -- because of a temporary retraining order by a federal judge.     But the legal issue continues -- and we wanted to know how accessible the technology is around here. The Joplin Public Library has two 3D printers that are open to use by the public.  Jill Sulli...More >>
    A ruling on 3D printed guns sparks debate across the country and right here in the Four-States. A Texas company is not permitted to make its plans for 3D guns available for download today -- because of a temporary retraining order by a federal judge.     But the legal issue continues -- and we wanted to know how accessible the technology is around here. The Joplin Public Library has two 3D printers that are open to use by the public.  Jill Sulli...More >>
  • Pink Patch Project Raises Funds and Awareness to Fight Breast Cancer

    Pink Patch Project Raises Funds and Awareness to Fight Breast Cancer

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-08-01 18:33:24 GMT
    The Crawford County Sheriff's Office sells patches as an innovative way to raise awareness and help fight breast cancer. All proceeds will be donated to the Angels Among Us organization. The official launch of the 2018 Pink Patch Project took place at the Crawford County Fair today, August 1st. Patches will be for sale through October 31st, 2018 at various community events, the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, at the security desk at the Girard Courthouse or the Pittsburg Judicial...More >>
    The Crawford County Sheriff's Office sells patches as an innovative way to raise awareness and help fight breast cancer. All proceeds will be donated to the Angels Among Us organization. The official launch of the 2018 Pink Patch Project took place at the Crawford County Fair today, August 1st. Patches will be for sale through October 31st, 2018 at various community events, the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, at the security desk at the Girard Courthouse or the Pittsburg Judicial...More >>
  • Former MSSU Coach to Lead McAuley Boy's Basketball Squad

    Former MSSU Coach to Lead McAuley Boy's Basketball Squad

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-08-01 16:02:20 GMT

    Maryann Mitts, the all time most winning coach in Missouri Southern State University women's basketball history will take over coaching boy's basketball at McAuley Catholic High School.  

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    Maryann Mitts, the all time most winning coach in Missouri Southern State University women's basketball history will take over coaching boy's basketball at McAuley Catholic High School.  

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  • Kansas Lottery Installs New System

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-07-31 23:07:23 GMT
    An over 70-million dollar lottery upgrade launched this week in the four-states.  The new system is coming to Kansas --  and has had a little bit of trouble getting off the ground so far.  Tony Patton, Pittsburg Resident:"I spend usually about a hundred bucks a month. It just depends if I win, cause if I win good, I'll buy more." Tony Patton is one person that's excited about the new Kansas lottery system. Patton:"It's improved a lot.&q...More >>
    An over 70-million dollar lottery upgrade launched this week in the four-states.  The new system is coming to Kansas --  and has had a little bit of trouble getting off the ground so far.  Tony Patton, Pittsburg Resident:"I spend usually about a hundred bucks a month. It just depends if I win, cause if I win good, I'll buy more." Tony Patton is one person that's excited about the new Kansas lottery system. Patton:"It's improved a lot.&q...More >>
  • Gorillas #4 in MIAA Coaches Poll

    Gorillas #4 in MIAA Coaches Poll

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-07-31 22:41:42 GMT

    Pitt State is #4 in both the MIAA media and coaches polls to start the season. The Gorillas finished last season on a six game winning streak, going 8-4 overall. 

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    Pitt State is #4 in both the MIAA media and coaches polls to start the season. The Gorillas finished last season on a six game winning streak, going 8-4 overall. 

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  • MSSU Picked 12th in MIAA Preseason Polls

    MSSU Picked 12th in MIAA Preseason Polls

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-07-31 22:39:32 GMT

    The Lions are picked to finish last in the MIAA preseason media and coaches polls after going 0-11 in 2017. They'll open up the season on August 30th at UNK.

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    The Lions are picked to finish last in the MIAA preseason media and coaches polls after going 0-11 in 2017. They'll open up the season on August 30th at UNK.

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  • Missouri Gov. Mike Parson Visits Joplin

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-07-31 22:26:51 GMT
    Gov. Mike Parson in JoplinGov. Mike Parson in Joplin
    Gov. Mike Parson in JoplinGov. Mike Parson in Joplin

    Missouri Governor Mike Parson paid a visit to Joplin. The Governor spoke in front of area school administrators and later met with Mayors from the region.   

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    Missouri Governor Mike Parson paid a visit to Joplin. The Governor spoke in front of area school administrators and later met with Mayors from the region.   

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  • Area Pools Begin Closing for Season, Some End with Dog Swims

    Area Pools Begin Closing for Season, Some End with Dog Swims

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 1:41 AM EDT2018-08-01 05:41:24 GMT

    Take advantage of city pools in the coming weeks, they're starting to close for the season. August 5th, 2018 will be the last day for some. "Back-to-school season is a challenging time for us staffing-wise," said Jessica Johnson, Recreation Supervisor with Joplin Parks & Recreation. "We begin closing the pools in August due to our lifeguards returning to high school and college." Joplin Pools Ewert Aquatic Cente...

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    Take advantage of city pools in the coming weeks, they're starting to close for the season. August 5th, 2018 will be the last day for some. "Back-to-school season is a challenging time for us staffing-wise," said Jessica Johnson, Recreation Supervisor with Joplin Parks & Recreation. "We begin closing the pools in August due to our lifeguards returning to high school and college." Joplin Pools Ewert Aquatic Cente...

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  • Fmr. Jasper Schools Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme

    Fmr. Jasper Schools Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-07-31 18:23:40 GMT

    55-year-old Karla Justice of Columbus, Kansas will spend two and a half years in prison for wire fraud and credit card fraud. The crimes too place from September 2013 to September 2016. Justice, also known as Karla Jessee, was employed as the head bookkeeper, payroll secretary, superintendent secretary, and board secretary for the Jasper R-5 School District from 2009 until her resignation on Sept. 22, 2016. Justice's positions with the school district gave her unrestricted access to...

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    55-year-old Karla Justice of Columbus, Kansas will spend two and a half years in prison for wire fraud and credit card fraud. The crimes too place from September 2013 to September 2016. Justice, also known as Karla Jessee, was employed as the head bookkeeper, payroll secretary, superintendent secretary, and board secretary for the Jasper R-5 School District from 2009 until her resignation on Sept. 22, 2016. Justice's positions with the school district gave her unrestricted access to...

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  • Joplin Public Library Changes to "Fine-Free" Format

    Joplin Public Library Changes to "Fine-Free" Format

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-07-31 19:13:15 GMT
    Joplin Public Library (July 31, 2018)Joplin Public Library (July 31, 2018)

    Overdue fines will be a thing of the past at the Joplin Public Library. Starting August 1st, 2018, JPL patrons can borrow items without accruing overdue fines.

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    Overdue fines will be a thing of the past at the Joplin Public Library. Starting August 1st, 2018, JPL patrons can borrow items without accruing overdue fines.

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  • Newton County Detective Ensures Child Killed In Tragic Accident Gets A Headstone

    Newton County Detective Ensures Child Killed In Tragic Accident Gets A Headstone

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-07-31 16:43:06 GMT

    In February of this year, Ryder Jay Potts, tragically passed away in what was determined to be an accident. He had fallen asleep in a position, that caused him to stop breathing. Since then, all he's had at his grave is a cardboard marker - and one Newton County Detective stepped up to change that.

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    In February of this year, Ryder Jay Potts, tragically passed away in what was determined to be an accident. He had fallen asleep in a position, that caused him to stop breathing. Since then, all he's had at his grave is a cardboard marker - and one Newton County Detective stepped up to change that.

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  • Joplin 20th Street Work, Expect Closures & Lane Shifts

    Joplin 20th Street Work, Expect Closures & Lane Shifts

    Monday, July 30 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-07-30 22:55:10 GMT

    Joplin residents might want to find a way around 20th Street in Joplin as crews begin another phase of construction. Work started today at the Indiana Avenue intersection with traffic reduced to one lane. That work will move down to the Connecticut Intersection starting August 6th with traffic being reduced to one lane and closing completely on the 13th. Crews are widening lanes and adding "terra cotta concrete" to increase visibility at crosswalks. Officials expe...

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    Joplin residents might want to find a way around 20th Street in Joplin as crews begin another phase of construction. Work started today at the Indiana Avenue intersection with traffic reduced to one lane. That work will move down to the Connecticut Intersection starting August 6th with traffic being reduced to one lane and closing completely on the 13th. Crews are widening lanes and adding "terra cotta concrete" to increase visibility at crosswalks. Officials expe...

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  • Iola Wins AA State, Preps for Shot at Regional

    Iola Wins AA State, Preps for Shot at Regional

    Monday, July 30 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-07-30 22:27:49 GMT

    Iola will play a three game series against AAA State Champion Salina beginning Wednesday for a chance to represent Kansas at the Midwest Regional Tournament in New Orleans. 

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    Iola will play a three game series against AAA State Champion Salina beginning Wednesday for a chance to represent Kansas at the Midwest Regional Tournament in New Orleans. 

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  • Local Teacher Helps Dogs Get Adopted One Photo At A Time

    Local Teacher Helps Dogs Get Adopted One Photo At A Time

    Monday, July 30 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-07-30 22:30:04 GMT

    Armed with just an iphone and a couple of props, a local middle school teacher is helping dogs find new homes. Paige Bordewick visits the Joplin Humane Society three to four times a week to photograph dogs ready for adoption. She puts the pups in a home setting for photos, which gets them out of the shelters and into a happier environment. "It really shows their personality and makes them more adoptable," Bordewick says. "Just being able to see them being a d...

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    Armed with just an iphone and a couple of props, a local middle school teacher is helping dogs find new homes. Paige Bordewick visits the Joplin Humane Society three to four times a week to photograph dogs ready for adoption. She puts the pups in a home setting for photos, which gets them out of the shelters and into a happier environment. "It really shows their personality and makes them more adoptable," Bordewick says. "Just being able to see them being a d...

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  • Dairy Queen Holds Grand Opening in Joplin, MO

    Dairy Queen Holds Grand Opening in Joplin, MO

    Monday, July 30 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-07-30 18:10:37 GMT
    Dairy Queen's new Joplin location is now open for business. The new restaurant is located at 2015 E. 32nd Street. The grand opening included a doorbuster promotion. The first 100 people to buy a 10" Blizzard Cake receives one free 1/4lb Cheese Grillburger per week for a year. The Joplin City Council approved the new location to be built in January of 2018. The Dairy Queen manager says the last time Joplin had a stand alone DQ was in the late 1980's. The new DQ created ...More >>
    Dairy Queen's new Joplin location is now open for business. The new restaurant is located at 2015 E. 32nd Street. The grand opening included a doorbuster promotion. The first 100 people to buy a 10" Blizzard Cake receives one free 1/4lb Cheese Grillburger per week for a year. The Joplin City Council approved the new location to be built in January of 2018. The Dairy Queen manager says the last time Joplin had a stand alone DQ was in the late 1980's. The new DQ created ...More >>
  • NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 7-30

    NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 7-30

    Monday, July 30 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-07-30 12:52:36 GMT

    The Oklahoma Health Department has released new proposed rules for medical marijuana and more news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    The Oklahoma Health Department has released new proposed rules for medical marijuana and more news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Conceal and Carry Class Held in Allen County

    Conceal and Carry Class Held in Allen County

    Sunday, July 29 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-07-30 01:52:23 GMT

    It's legal in the state of Kansas to carry a firearm while it is concealed, without a permit.     But that didn't keep the Allen County Sheriff's Office from holding a concealed carry class.      Participants learned the basics of shooting and caring for a handgun, and how to defend themselves.

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    It's legal in the state of Kansas to carry a firearm while it is concealed, without a permit.     But that didn't keep the Allen County Sheriff's Office from holding a concealed carry class.      Participants learned the basics of shooting and caring for a handgun, and how to defend themselves.

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  • Missouri Southern Choral Society Gets New Conductor

    Missouri Southern Choral Society Gets New Conductor

    Sunday, July 29 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-07-29 23:45:33 GMT

    The Missouri Southern State University Choral Society performed their annual patriotic concert at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church. 

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    The Missouri Southern State University Choral Society performed their annual patriotic concert at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church. 

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  • Congregation Comes Together to Assemble Organ

    Congregation Comes Together to Assemble Organ

    Sunday, July 29 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-07-29 22:59:46 GMT

    Susan Marchant grew up with a love of music, taking keyboard lessons when she was just four and a half years old, but it was her father who encouraged her to learn to play the organ. 

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    Susan Marchant grew up with a love of music, taking keyboard lessons when she was just four and a half years old, but it was her father who encouraged her to learn to play the organ. 

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  • Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus Needs You!

    Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus Needs You!

    Saturday, July 28 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-07-29 03:44:06 GMT
    Have you ever dreamed of being a singer, but, perhaps you're like me, and don't think you've got the voice for it?     The Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus wants to prove - otherwise.     They're a group of about 28 men from across the area - that perform in barbershop quartet style - and they say they've found a singing gift in each of them - as they harmonize together.     And it's not just the Tristatesmen that are involved - it's a global effo...More >>
    Have you ever dreamed of being a singer, but, perhaps you're like me, and don't think you've got the voice for it?     The Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus wants to prove - otherwise.     They're a group of about 28 men from across the area - that perform in barbershop quartet style - and they say they've found a singing gift in each of them - as they harmonize together.     And it's not just the Tristatesmen that are involved - it's a global effo...More >>
  • East Squad Wins 2018 Kansas Shrine Bowl

    East Squad Wins 2018 Kansas Shrine Bowl

    Saturday, July 28 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-07-29 03:02:51 GMT

    The East team has now won three out of the last four Kansas Shrine Bowls after topping the West squad 21-14 Saturday night in Pittsburg. 

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    The East team has now won three out of the last four Kansas Shrine Bowls after topping the West squad 21-14 Saturday night in Pittsburg. 

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  • Incident in Chanute leads to Chase with Stolen Ambulance

    Incident in Chanute leads to Chase with Stolen Ambulance

    Saturday, July 28 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-07-29 02:56:25 GMT

    An incident at the Walmart in Chanute KS, turns into a police pursuit.. with an ambulance.  It incident started in the Walmart parking lot in Chanute, after an individual tried to enter the store while acting erratically.  Witnesses also said they believed he had a gun. Chanute Police made contact with the subject, and called emergency services for them.      Once an ambulance arrived, the subject climbed into the vehicle, locked the doors, and began t...

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    An incident at the Walmart in Chanute KS, turns into a police pursuit.. with an ambulance.  It incident started in the Walmart parking lot in Chanute, after an individual tried to enter the store while acting erratically.  Witnesses also said they believed he had a gun. Chanute Police made contact with the subject, and called emergency services for them.      Once an ambulance arrived, the subject climbed into the vehicle, locked the doors, and began t...

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  • Fish Hatchery Makes Needed Repairs

    Fish Hatchery Makes Needed Repairs

    Saturday, July 28 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-07-28 22:43:14 GMT

    Mason Casey grew up in Neosho and lives close to the Neosho National Fish Hatchery, so close, in fact, that you can often find him walking through the trails and enjoying the fish that he remembers feeding on school field trips.

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    Mason Casey grew up in Neosho and lives close to the Neosho National Fish Hatchery, so close, in fact, that you can often find him walking through the trails and enjoying the fish that he remembers feeding on school field trips.

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  • Joplin Man Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

    Friday, July 27 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-07-28 02:01:31 GMT
    A Joplin, Mo., man and a Philippi, West Virginia, man were sentenced in federal court today for sexually abusing a child. 56-year-old Ray Lee Fields, of Joplin, and 33-year-old Shannon Calhoun, of Philippi, formerly of Joplin, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark. Fields was sentenced to 20 in federal prison without parole. Calhoun was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Fields and Calhoun t...More >>
    A Joplin, Mo., man and a Philippi, West Virginia, man were sentenced in federal court today for sexually abusing a child. 56-year-old Ray Lee Fields, of Joplin, and 33-year-old Shannon Calhoun, of Philippi, formerly of Joplin, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark. Fields was sentenced to 20 in federal prison without parole. Calhoun was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Fields and Calhoun t...More >>
  • Ronald McDonald House Celebrates 20 Years Of Service

    Ronald McDonald House Celebrates 20 Years Of Service

    Friday, July 27 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-07-28 01:47:22 GMT

        Twenty years ago - the Ronald McDonald house of the four-states opened it's doors to families in need - those who had children staying at one of the local hospitals.     Now, to look back at that legacy - they're holding a family reunion. Families of the last 20 years filled the Ronald McDonald house - to share their stories - of how important the house is to them.

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        Twenty years ago - the Ronald McDonald house of the four-states opened it's doors to families in need - those who had children staying at one of the local hospitals.     Now, to look back at that legacy - they're holding a family reunion. Families of the last 20 years filled the Ronald McDonald house - to share their stories - of how important the house is to them.

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  • NEO #1 in SWJCFC Preseason Coaches Poll

    NEO #1 in SWJCFC Preseason Coaches Poll

    Friday, July 27 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-07-28 01:22:47 GMT

    NEO finished last season 9-3, winning a SWJCFC title and a regional title along the way. 

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    NEO finished last season 9-3, winning a SWJCFC title and a regional title along the way. 

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  • Independence Picked to Repeat as KJCCC Champs

    Independence Picked to Repeat as KJCCC Champs

    Friday, July 27 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-07-28 00:48:41 GMT

    The defending champs are picked to win the Jayhawk Conference again after going 9-2 (6-1 KJCCC) in 2017. 

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    The defending champs are picked to win the Jayhawk Conference again after going 9-2 (6-1 KJCCC) in 2017. 

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  • Webb City Little League Hosting Car-Wash Fundraiser

    Webb City Little League Hosting Car-Wash Fundraiser

    Friday, July 27 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-07-27 23:46:28 GMT

    Webb City is raising funds to help pay for their trip to the Central Regional tournament in Westfield, Indiana. 

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    Webb City is raising funds to help pay for their trip to the Central Regional tournament in Westfield, Indiana. 

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  • NTSB: Recordings show change in weather before boat sank

    NTSB: Recordings show change in weather before boat sank

    Friday, July 27 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-07-27 22:44:59 GMT
    The duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. is raised Monday, July 23, 2018. The boat went down Thursday evening.The duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. is raised Monday, July 23, 2018. The boat went down Thursday evening.
    The duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised Monday, July 23, 2018. The boat went down Thursday evening.The duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised Monday, July 23, 2018. The boat went down Thursday evening.

    (AP) - Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. The NTSB cited preliminary findings gathered from the video recorder camera system salvaged by divers after the duck boat sank July 19 at Table Rock Lake near Branson. Seventeen of the 31 people on board died, inc...

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    (AP) - Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. The NTSB cited preliminary findings gathered from the video recorder camera system salvaged by divers after the duck boat sank July 19 at Table Rock Lake near Branson. Seventeen of the 31 people on board died, inc...

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  • Club Hopes to Renovate Neosho Memorial

    Club Hopes to Renovate Neosho Memorial

    Friday, July 27 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-07-27 20:22:32 GMT
    Image Courtesy: Neosho Exchange ClubImage Courtesy: Neosho Exchange Club
    Image Courtesy: Neosho Exchange ClubImage Courtesy: Neosho Exchange Club
    Fundraising efforts in Neosho are focusing on expanding a memorial in the town. Charlie Jenkins' dad served in the military before Charlie was born. That's why he's honored to raise the American flag in Neosho as a scout.  Charlie Jenkins, Neosho Scout:"It felt good helping my community." But the area surrounding that flag.. could look a little different in the not so distant future.  The Neosho Exchange Club held a ceremony at the memorial to kick off fundrais...More >>
    Fundraising efforts in Neosho are focusing on expanding a memorial in the town. Charlie Jenkins' dad served in the military before Charlie was born. That's why he's honored to raise the American flag in Neosho as a scout.  Charlie Jenkins, Neosho Scout:"It felt good helping my community." But the area surrounding that flag.. could look a little different in the not so distant future.  The Neosho Exchange Club held a ceremony at the memorial to kick off fundrais...More >>
  • Joplin Homicide: Suspect's Cause of Death Released

    Joplin Homicide: Suspect's Cause of Death Released

    Friday, July 27 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-07-27 19:13:53 GMT
    Scene of Vehicle Fire near Carthage, MOScene of Vehicle Fire near Carthage, MO

    The Jasper County Coroner confirms the body found in a burned vehicle near Carthage was that of 34-year-old Billy Stevens of Webb City, Missouri. The cause of death was determined to be a self inflicted gunshot wound. On July 23rd, 2018 around 10:00 p.m., the Carthage Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the area of Elm Road and County Road 160 in Jasper County, Missouri. The fire was put out and authorities discovered a body. A witness told investiga...

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    The Jasper County Coroner confirms the body found in a burned vehicle near Carthage was that of 34-year-old Billy Stevens of Webb City, Missouri. The cause of death was determined to be a self inflicted gunshot wound. On July 23rd, 2018 around 10:00 p.m., the Carthage Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the area of Elm Road and County Road 160 in Jasper County, Missouri. The fire was put out and authorities discovered a body. A witness told investiga...

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  • NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 7-27

    NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 7-27

    Friday, July 27 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-07-27 12:31:24 GMT

    Officers and first responders from across the region joined their fellow officers, as well as the friends and family of officer David Brewer, and his wife Stacey, as they paid their final respects plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    Officers and first responders from across the region joined their fellow officers, as well as the friends and family of officer David Brewer, and his wife Stacey, as they paid their final respects plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Fellow Officers, First Responders, Friends And Family Pay Tribute To Officer David Brewer, Wife Stacey

    Fellow Officers, First Responders, Friends And Family Pay Tribute To Officer David Brewer, Wife Stacey

    Thursday, July 26 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-07-27 01:45:18 GMT

        Hundreds of officers, friends, and family, came to say goodbye to Joplin Police Officer David Brewer, and his wife Stacey, who were killed in an accident late last week.     They came - from as far as Texas and the Carolinas, and from all over the four-states, to join their Joplin family, in saying goodbye, to Officer David Brewer, and his wife Stacey.

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        Hundreds of officers, friends, and family, came to say goodbye to Joplin Police Officer David Brewer, and his wife Stacey, who were killed in an accident late last week.     They came - from as far as Texas and the Carolinas, and from all over the four-states, to join their Joplin family, in saying goodbye, to Officer David Brewer, and his wife Stacey.

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  • 2018 Kansas Shrine Bowl "Hospital Experience Day"

    2018 Kansas Shrine Bowl "Hospital Experience Day"

    Thursday, July 26 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-07-27 01:19:40 GMT

    Thursday was "Hospital Experience Day", which gives band members, cheerleaders and players an opportunity to meet some of the patients from Shriner's Hospitals and get a first-hand look at what the week means to them. 

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    Thursday was "Hospital Experience Day", which gives band members, cheerleaders and players an opportunity to meet some of the patients from Shriner's Hospitals and get a first-hand look at what the week means to them. 

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  • Thank You Lisa Olliges, Happy 30th Anniversary!

    Thank You Lisa Olliges, Happy 30th Anniversary!

    Friday, July 27 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-07-27 21:28:03 GMT

    Lisa Olliges joined the KOAM family in 1988. It would be a while until I had the pleasure of meeting her. I began as a producer in 2011. When I say the impact she's had on us here at Television City is an understatement, that's from my experience over the past seven years. I know her impact goes even further. I felt like I needed some help expressing our thanks to Lisa, so I reached out to some former KOAM and FOX 14 newsies for help. ...

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    Lisa Olliges joined the KOAM family in 1988. It would be a while until I had the pleasure of meeting her. I began as a producer in 2011. When I say the impact she's had on us here at Television City is an understatement, that's from my experience over the past seven years. I know her impact goes even further. I felt like I needed some help expressing our thanks to Lisa, so I reached out to some former KOAM and FOX 14 newsies for help. ...

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  • Local Business Reopening After Fire

    Thursday, July 26 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-07-26 22:06:43 GMT
    Owners of a Webb City barbecue restaurant are close to re-opening, after being closed for eight months.  Carl Wiest,Co-Owner -Wiestside BBQ:"We hadn't been open a long time. It was only about a year and a half before the, ya know, the fire happened." Carl and Julie Wiest opened Wiestside barbecue in Webb City in April 2016.  Julie Wiest, Co-Owner -Wiestside BBQ:"More and more people started hearing about us. We do have some people like from Branson and Spri...More >>
    Owners of a Webb City barbecue restaurant are close to re-opening, after being closed for eight months.  Carl Wiest,Co-Owner -Wiestside BBQ:"We hadn't been open a long time. It was only about a year and a half before the, ya know, the fire happened." Carl and Julie Wiest opened Wiestside barbecue in Webb City in April 2016.  Julie Wiest, Co-Owner -Wiestside BBQ:"More and more people started hearing about us. We do have some people like from Branson and Spri...More >>
  • Newsmakers to Discuss Proposition A, Joplin Use Tax

    Newsmakers to Discuss Proposition A, Joplin Use Tax

    Thursday, July 26 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-07-26 18:20:27 GMT
    Joplin voters will decide on a Use Tax proposal in the August 7th, 2018 election. The upcoming Newsmakers will look at the Use Tax and how it would apply to purchases made online or through catalogs. Guests on the show included Drew Kimble and Amber Duncan, members of the Use Tax Citizens Task Force committee, and Leslie Haas, City Finance Director. The interview airs on KGCS-TV at the following times this week: Sun. July 29 – 5:30 p.m. Mon. July 30 -5:30 p.m. and 9:...More >>
    Joplin voters will decide on a Use Tax proposal in the August 7th, 2018 election. The upcoming Newsmakers will look at the Use Tax and how it would apply to purchases made online or through catalogs. Guests on the show included Drew Kimble and Amber Duncan, members of the Use Tax Citizens Task Force committee, and Leslie Haas, City Finance Director. The interview airs on KGCS-TV at the following times this week: Sun. July 29 – 5:30 p.m. Mon. July 30 -5:30 p.m. and 9:...More >>
  • Gun wielding man gets probation in 2017 Joplin incident

    Gun wielding man gets probation in 2017 Joplin incident

    Thursday, July 26 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-07-26 18:09:42 GMT
    Jeffrey RileyJeffrey Riley
    Jeffrey RileyJeffrey Riley
    On July 21, 2017, Joplin Police were called to Fazoli's restaurant about an incident involving several employees and Jeffrey Riley. When officers arrived, Riley reportedly retreated to a room at the Microtell Inn and Suites. Fazoli's employees told police that Riley had pulled a handgun and pointed it at them while telling them to get back inside. Police tried for four hours to get Riley out of the Microtell room. After four hours, a swat team used gas to apprehend him. In Rile...More >>
    On July 21, 2017, Joplin Police were called to Fazoli's restaurant about an incident involving several employees and Jeffrey Riley. When officers arrived, Riley reportedly retreated to a room at the Microtell Inn and Suites. Fazoli's employees told police that Riley had pulled a handgun and pointed it at them while telling them to get back inside. Police tried for four hours to get Riley out of the Microtell room. After four hours, a swat team used gas to apprehend him. In Rile...More >>
  • A Southeast Kansas Man Dies in Rollover Crash

    A Southeast Kansas Man Dies in Rollover Crash

    Thursday, July 26 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-07-26 17:00:36 GMT
    The single-vehicle crash happened on July 24th, 2018 just before 7:30 a.m. in Linn County, Kansas. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 22-year-old George Everett Larson was driving north on state highway K3 about twelve miles north of Bronson. Authorities say he drove off the road, lost control, re-entered the roadway, crossed over north and south bound lanes and rolled once into the ditch. The Bronson, Kansas resident was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a s...More >>
    The single-vehicle crash happened on July 24th, 2018 just before 7:30 a.m. in Linn County, Kansas. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 22-year-old George Everett Larson was driving north on state highway K3 about twelve miles north of Bronson. Authorities say he drove off the road, lost control, re-entered the roadway, crossed over north and south bound lanes and rolled once into the ditch. The Bronson, Kansas resident was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a s...More >>
  • Update: 2 More Arrested in Southeast Kansas Shooting

    Update: 2 More Arrested in Southeast Kansas Shooting

    Thursday, July 26 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-07-26 23:14:46 GMT
    Crystal Bilke, Robert LinkCrystal Bilke, Robert Link

    The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrests two more people in connection to a shooting in southeast Kansas. On Monday, July 23, 2018, the Sheriff's Office was called by the Joplin hospital staff about a man, Dustin Baker of Galena, who arrived by private vehicle to be treated for a gunshot wound. The investigation lead detectives to a wooded area north of Galena near Lostine Road. Authorities say that's where the victim was physically assaulted and shot. Authorities arrested 4...

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    The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrests two more people in connection to a shooting in southeast Kansas. On Monday, July 23, 2018, the Sheriff's Office was called by the Joplin hospital staff about a man, Dustin Baker of Galena, who arrived by private vehicle to be treated for a gunshot wound. The investigation lead detectives to a wooded area north of Galena near Lostine Road. Authorities say that's where the victim was physically assaulted and shot. Authorities arrested 4...

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  • NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 7-26

    NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 7-26

    Thursday, July 26 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-07-26 12:44:58 GMT

    A former pharmacist at Carl Junction's Bruner Pharmacy strikes a plea deal in a health care fraud case, plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    A former pharmacist at Carl Junction's Bruner Pharmacy strikes a plea deal in a health care fraud case, plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Joplin Police Search Ponds in 26 Year Old Cold Case

    Joplin Police Search Ponds in 26 Year Old Cold Case

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-07-26 00:41:48 GMT

    On August 11th, 1992, 14-year-old Tracy Pickett spent the night at a friend's house in Webb City, Missouri. Authorities say there was a party at the home that night. The next day, she was missing. It has been presumed that she was murdered. Investigators followed a lead that a man going by the name of Billy, who was at the party, offered to take Tracy home in his black van at one point. Authorities also got a tip that they were headed towards Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2008, KOAM spoke to C...

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    On August 11th, 1992, 14-year-old Tracy Pickett spent the night at a friend's house in Webb City, Missouri. Authorities say there was a party at the home that night. The next day, she was missing. It has been presumed that she was murdered. Investigators followed a lead that a man going by the name of Billy, who was at the party, offered to take Tracy home in his black van at one point. Authorities also got a tip that they were headed towards Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2008, KOAM spoke to C...

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  • University TV Station Gets Needed Upgrades

    University TV Station Gets Needed Upgrades

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-07-25 23:23:58 GMT
    A Missouri Southern operated TV station is making some long awaited upgrades.  Alex Still, Communication Student:"Back at my home town high school we had nothing like this at all." Alex Still is a broadcast student at Missouri Southern -- who aspires to become a video editor or studio director. Shes just one of many students that have dreams like that -- and that can now get their hands on new studio equipment.   Bill Hunt, KGCS Creative Services Manager:&q...More >>
    A Missouri Southern operated TV station is making some long awaited upgrades.  Alex Still, Communication Student:"Back at my home town high school we had nothing like this at all." Alex Still is a broadcast student at Missouri Southern -- who aspires to become a video editor or studio director. Shes just one of many students that have dreams like that -- and that can now get their hands on new studio equipment.   Bill Hunt, KGCS Creative Services Manager:&q...More >>
  • Autopsy Report Confirms Death as Homicide in Joplin

    Autopsy Report Confirms Death as Homicide in Joplin

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-07-25 20:48:55 GMT
    Crime Scene on Santa Fe in Joplin, MOCrime Scene on Santa Fe in Joplin, MO
    Crime Scene on Santa Fe in JoplinCrime Scene on Santa Fe in Joplin
    Joplin Police say a Webb City man's death is confirmed as a homicide. Investigators found 19-year-old Monte L. Little Jr. dead around 8:15 p.m. Monday night (July 23, 2018). Police were called to Little's place of employment, 2809 Santa Fe, for a report of an assault and injured person. Little worked at a home residential care facility. Police say the autopsy on Little Jr. confirms his death is a homicide. Detectives identified a suspect in the homicide who was later found de...More >>
    Joplin Police say a Webb City man's death is confirmed as a homicide. Investigators found 19-year-old Monte L. Little Jr. dead around 8:15 p.m. Monday night (July 23, 2018). Police were called to Little's place of employment, 2809 Santa Fe, for a report of an assault and injured person. Little worked at a home residential care facility. Police say the autopsy on Little Jr. confirms his death is a homicide. Detectives identified a suspect in the homicide who was later found de...More >>
  • Carl Junction Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

    Carl Junction Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 1:50 PM EDT2018-07-25 17:50:36 GMT
    Jerry Botts takes a plea deal in a health care fraud case. Botts was the licensed pharmacist and 50% owner of Bruner Pharmacy in Carl Junction, Missouri. Botts pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud (Class C felony). Court documents show he fraudulently signed patient signatures with a "wavy line," "zeroed out" patient co-pays and intentionally failed to reverse or refund payments made to him and his pharmacy by health care benefit programs for 29...More >>
    Jerry Botts takes a plea deal in a health care fraud case. Botts was the licensed pharmacist and 50% owner of Bruner Pharmacy in Carl Junction, Missouri. Botts pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud (Class C felony). Court documents show he fraudulently signed patient signatures with a "wavy line," "zeroed out" patient co-pays and intentionally failed to reverse or refund payments made to him and his pharmacy by health care benefit programs for 29...More >>
  • Humboldt, Kansas Police Chief Charged with Domestic Battery

    Humboldt, Kansas Police Chief Charged with Domestic Battery

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-07-25 16:31:09 GMT
    Brian DillowBrian Dillow

    Brian Dillow was arrested on June 27th, 2018, after deputies were called to his home in Humboldt for a suspected domestic dispute. The next day, he appeared in court on the arrest charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property. He was granted release on his own recognizance, which means no bail money is paid to the court and no bond is posted. According to Allen County Attorney Jerry Hathaway, his office has passed the case to Coffey County Attorney Christopher B. Phe...

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    Brian Dillow was arrested on June 27th, 2018, after deputies were called to his home in Humboldt for a suspected domestic dispute. The next day, he appeared in court on the arrest charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property. He was granted release on his own recognizance, which means no bail money is paid to the court and no bond is posted. According to Allen County Attorney Jerry Hathaway, his office has passed the case to Coffey County Attorney Christopher B. Phe...

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  • Another Suspect Sentenced in Iola Murder

    Another Suspect Sentenced in Iola Murder

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-07-25 16:28:53 GMT
    Boeken takes the stand at Knapp's trial.Boeken takes the stand at Knapp's trial.

    An Iola, Kansas resident will spend nearly 20 years in prison for her role in a 2016 murder. Shawn Cook was reported missing on March 13th, 2016. His body was found on the banks of the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas on April 3rd, 2016. A preliminary autopsy showed Cook died from stab wounds. Five people from Iola were charged in his murder. Amber Boeken, Joshua Knapp, Rhonda Jackson, James Myers and Jessica Epting were charged with first degree murder. Jessica Epting a...

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    An Iola, Kansas resident will spend nearly 20 years in prison for her role in a 2016 murder. Shawn Cook was reported missing on March 13th, 2016. His body was found on the banks of the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas on April 3rd, 2016. A preliminary autopsy showed Cook died from stab wounds. Five people from Iola were charged in his murder. Amber Boeken, Joshua Knapp, Rhonda Jackson, James Myers and Jessica Epting were charged with first degree murder. Jessica Epting a...

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  • New Joplin Senior Center Serves Up More Than Just Meals

    New Joplin Senior Center Serves Up More Than Just Meals

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-07-25 01:07:29 GMT

        The new Joplin Senior Center is open for business - and has already been serving meals.     But for many, it's the "side order" that comes with those meals, that make all the difference.    At the new Joplin Senior Center - you'll be able to do quite a bit - read a book, play pool...maybe even dominoes, and of course - enjoy the view - and eat lunch.

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        The new Joplin Senior Center is open for business - and has already been serving meals.     But for many, it's the "side order" that comes with those meals, that make all the difference.    At the new Joplin Senior Center - you'll be able to do quite a bit - read a book, play pool...maybe even dominoes, and of course - enjoy the view - and eat lunch.

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  • Former KU Guard Devonte' Graham Coming to Parsons

    Former KU Guard Devonte' Graham Coming to Parsons

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-07-25 00:35:34 GMT

    Graham was an All-American last season for KU and was named the Big 12 Player of the Year as a senior. 

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    Graham was an All-American last season for KU and was named the Big 12 Player of the Year as a senior. 

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  • Man Convicted In 2016 Murder of Pittsburg Resident

    Man Convicted In 2016 Murder of Pittsburg Resident

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-07-24 22:11:33 GMT
    Ronnie RobinsonRonnie Robinson

    A jury finds Ronnie Carl Robinson guilty of murdering a Pittsburg, Kansas man. On June 26th, 2016, 66-year-old Larry Weaver checked into the Days Inn in Sikeston, Missouri. He called his wife and said he would head home in the morning. The next day, no one could get in contact with him. Weaver was reported missing by his wife. Authorities went to the Days Inn to conduct a wellness check. Investigators say the cleaning crew discovered property in his hotel room but he and his mo...

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    A jury finds Ronnie Carl Robinson guilty of murdering a Pittsburg, Kansas man. On June 26th, 2016, 66-year-old Larry Weaver checked into the Days Inn in Sikeston, Missouri. He called his wife and said he would head home in the morning. The next day, no one could get in contact with him. Weaver was reported missing by his wife. Authorities went to the Days Inn to conduct a wellness check. Investigators say the cleaning crew discovered property in his hotel room but he and his mo...

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  • Goldfish Crackers Recalled After Powder Recall for Salmonella

    Goldfish Crackers Recalled After Powder Recall for Salmonella

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-07-24 17:39:36 GMT

    Pepperidge Farm recalls four varieties of Goldfish Crackers. The company was notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that whey powder, used in a seasoning used on four kinds of crackers, has been recalled by the whey powder manufacturer. Officials say the whey powder might be contaminated with Salmonella. Pepperidge Farm says they investigated and are voluntarily recalling the following kinds of Goldfish crackers: Flavor Blasted® Xtra Cheddar Flavor Blasted® Sour...

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    Pepperidge Farm recalls four varieties of Goldfish Crackers. The company was notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that whey powder, used in a seasoning used on four kinds of crackers, has been recalled by the whey powder manufacturer. Officials say the whey powder might be contaminated with Salmonella. Pepperidge Farm says they investigated and are voluntarily recalling the following kinds of Goldfish crackers: Flavor Blasted® Xtra Cheddar Flavor Blasted® Sour...

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  • Charges Filed in Cherokee County, KS Shooting

    Charges Filed in Cherokee County, KS Shooting

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-07-25 18:46:22 GMT

    The Cherokee County, Kansas Sheriff's Office says 37-year-old Dustin Baker of Galena is in critical condition at a Joplin, Missouri hospital after being shot. A suspect is in custody. On Monday, July 23, 2018 the Sheriff's Office was called by the Joplin hospital staff about a man who arrived by private vehicle to be treated for a gunshot wound. Authorities began an investigation. Detectives executed a search warrant on the home of a suspect and arrested him for aggravated bat...

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    The Cherokee County, Kansas Sheriff's Office says 37-year-old Dustin Baker of Galena is in critical condition at a Joplin, Missouri hospital after being shot. A suspect is in custody. On Monday, July 23, 2018 the Sheriff's Office was called by the Joplin hospital staff about a man who arrived by private vehicle to be treated for a gunshot wound. Authorities began an investigation. Detectives executed a search warrant on the home of a suspect and arrested him for aggravated bat...

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  • Victim Identified: Joplin Police Investigate Homicide & Connected Death

    Victim Identified: Joplin Police Investigate Homicide & Connected Death

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-07-24 17:03:50 GMT

    Two separate  deaths are under investigation in Joplin and Jasper County and one is deemed a homicide. 

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    Two separate  deaths are under investigation in Joplin and Jasper County and one is deemed a homicide. 

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  • Webb City Wins State, Advances to Little League Regional

    Webb City Wins State, Advances to Little League Regional

    Monday, July 23 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-07-24 03:16:40 GMT

    Webb City has advanced to the Midwest Regional in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy: Bruce Vonder Haar

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    Webb City has advanced to the Midwest Regional in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy: Bruce Vonder Haar

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  • Pittsburg Post #64 Preps for State

    Pittsburg Post #64 Preps for State

    Monday, July 23 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-07-24 03:09:19 GMT

    Pittsburg will play in the American Legion AAA State Tournament for the first time since 2014. 

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    Pittsburg will play in the American Legion AAA State Tournament for the first time since 2014. 

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  • Father & Son Team Up For Special Restorations

    Father & Son Team Up For Special Restorations

    Monday, July 23 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-07-24 02:22:01 GMT

        We all have seen those older, historic tractors at county fairs and tractor pulls across the region, but what you may not see - is what, or shall we say, who, it takes, to get them there.

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        We all have seen those older, historic tractors at county fairs and tractor pulls across the region, but what you may not see - is what, or shall we say, who, it takes, to get them there.

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  • Authorities Investigate A Shooting North Of Galena

    Authorities Investigate A Shooting North Of Galena

    Monday, July 23 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-07-24 00:35:58 GMT

    Police say a Galena man is in critical condition at a Joplin hospital after being shot Monday afternoon. It happened north of Galena alongside Lostine Rd. Authorities say the victims was assaulted physically before being shot in the assault. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Galena Police Department are investigating the incident. 

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    Police say a Galena man is in critical condition at a Joplin hospital after being shot Monday afternoon. It happened north of Galena alongside Lostine Rd. Authorities say the victims was assaulted physically before being shot in the assault. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Galena Police Department are investigating the incident. 

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  • NEWS TO KNOW 7-23

    NEWS TO KNOW 7-23

    Monday, July 23 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-07-23 17:46:24 GMT

    The latest on the duck boat investigation, plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    The latest on the duck boat investigation, plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • NTSB Takes Custody of the Duck Boat

    NTSB Takes Custody of the Duck Boat

    Monday, July 23 2018 12:50 PM EDT2018-07-23 16:50:04 GMT

    (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard says the National Transportation Safety Board will take custody of the duck boat that capsized in Missouri now that it's been raised from Table Rock Lake. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Scott Stoermer spoke to reporters after the boat was raised Monday morning. Seventeen people were killed Thursday when the boat sank amid a thunderstorm that generated near-hurricane strength winds. Stoermer says it took until Monday to remove the boat from the lake because that's h...

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    (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard says the National Transportation Safety Board will take custody of the duck boat that capsized in Missouri now that it's been raised from Table Rock Lake. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Scott Stoermer spoke to reporters after the boat was raised Monday morning. Seventeen people were killed Thursday when the boat sank amid a thunderstorm that generated near-hurricane strength winds. Stoermer says it took until Monday to remove the boat from the lake because that's h...

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  • Duck Boat Disaster Investigation Turns to Black Box While Community Holds Memorial Service

    Duck Boat Disaster Investigation Turns to Black Box While Community Holds Memorial Service

    Sunday, July 22 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-07-23 02:29:10 GMT
    Branson Duck BoatBranson Duck Boat
    Branson Duck BoatBranson Duck Boat

     Investigators recover the black box of the sunken Branson duck boat while the community mourns together. 

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     Investigators recover the black box of the sunken Branson duck boat while the community mourns together. 

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  • Garlic Growers Needed For Survey

    Garlic Growers Needed For Survey

    Sunday, July 22 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-07-22 21:37:07 GMT

    Garlic might not be the most glamorous item at the farmers market, but its considered a high value crop. 

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    Garlic might not be the most glamorous item at the farmers market, but its considered a high value crop. 

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  • Funeral Arrangements for Lives Lost In Motorcycle Accident

    Funeral Arrangements for Lives Lost In Motorcycle Accident

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-07-24 18:40:40 GMT

    A crowd of friends and strangers gather around the family of the Brewers-- because as Michael Mort says, he didn't have to know David to show that he cares. 

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    A crowd of friends and strangers gather around the family of the Brewers-- because as Michael Mort says, he didn't have to know David to show that he cares. 

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  • National Flag Tour visits Joplin

    National Flag Tour visits Joplin

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:26:16 GMT
    A cross country motorcycle tour is working to honor America's service members by carrying an American flag through every state -- including Missouri. Steve Lea is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Navy from 1969 until 1977.   He's just one of many veterans, honored to carry the flag in this years patriot ride.  Steve Lea, Joplin Harley Owners Group:"As a veteran myself, and always giving to my community, I am very honored. This is an honor I do n...More >>
    A cross country motorcycle tour is working to honor America's service members by carrying an American flag through every state -- including Missouri. Steve Lea is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Navy from 1969 until 1977.   He's just one of many veterans, honored to carry the flag in this years patriot ride.  Steve Lea, Joplin Harley Owners Group:"As a veteran myself, and always giving to my community, I am very honored. This is an honor I do n...More >>
  • Motorcycle Safety Tips Shared

    Motorcycle Safety Tips Shared

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:06:21 GMT

    Those at Hideout Harley Davidson were already conducting safety training today. 

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    Those at Hideout Harley Davidson were already conducting safety training today. 

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  • Vigil Planned to Honor Joplin Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Vigil Planned to Honor Joplin Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:32:35 GMT

    The community plans a vigil to honor  a Joplin officer and his wife, both killed in a motorcycle crash.

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    The community plans a vigil to honor  a Joplin officer and his wife, both killed in a motorcycle crash.

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  • Four State Farm Show Attracts New Vendors

    Four State Farm Show Attracts New Vendors

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:50:43 GMT

    Anthony Coblentz has attended the Four State Farm Show since he was a little boy. 

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    Anthony Coblentz has attended the Four State Farm Show since he was a little boy. 

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  • A Joplin Officer and Wife Killed in Crash

    A Joplin Officer and Wife Killed in Crash

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:25:49 GMT
    David and Stacey BrewerDavid and Stacey Brewer

    According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the two-vehicle crash happened at NW 100th and Highway 160 west of Columbus, Kansas around 9:59 a.m. Friday morning, July 20th, 2018. Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Highway 160 when a 2007 Pontiac passenger car pulled onto the highway and the two vehicles collided. 42-year-old David Brewer was driving the motorcycle. His wife, 41-year-old Stacey Brewe...

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    According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the two-vehicle crash happened at NW 100th and Highway 160 west of Columbus, Kansas around 9:59 a.m. Friday morning, July 20th, 2018. Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Highway 160 when a 2007 Pontiac passenger car pulled onto the highway and the two vehicles collided. 42-year-old David Brewer was driving the motorcycle. His wife, 41-year-old Stacey Brewe...

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  • Miami Arson/Burglary Arrest, Court Documents Received

    Miami Arson/Burglary Arrest, Court Documents Received

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:01:20 GMT
    Joseph WilliamsJoseph Williams
    Joseph WilliamsJoseph Williams
    KOAM/FOX 14 receives court documents after a Miami, Oklahoma man is arrested for arson, burglary and drug possession. The Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office has charged 29-year-old Joseph Williams with the following: -One count of second degree arson (felony) for setting fire to Anders Shoes located at 27 South Main Street on July 10th, 2018 -Two counts of second degree burglary (felony) for breaking and entering into Anders Shoes twice in July of 2018 -One count of possession of...More >>
    KOAM/FOX 14 receives court documents after a Miami, Oklahoma man is arrested for arson, burglary and drug possession. The Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office has charged 29-year-old Joseph Williams with the following: -One count of second degree arson (felony) for setting fire to Anders Shoes located at 27 South Main Street on July 10th, 2018 -Two counts of second degree burglary (felony) for breaking and entering into Anders Shoes twice in July of 2018 -One count of possession of...More >>
  • Duck Boat Victims Identified

    Duck Boat Victims Identified

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:34:12 GMT
    Branson Duck BoatBranson Duck Boat

    Authorities say 17 people are dead and all are accounted for after a duck boat capsizes in Branson, Missouri.

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    Authorities say 17 people are dead and all are accounted for after a duck boat capsizes in Branson, Missouri.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-20

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-20

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:20:04 GMT

    Authorities say at least 11 people are dead after a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious boat capsizes on Table Rock Lake.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Authorities say at least 11 people are dead after a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious boat capsizes on Table Rock Lake.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • As Marian Days Get Closer, A Former Vietnamese Refugee Reflects On His Journey Here

    As Marian Days Get Closer, A Former Vietnamese Refugee Reflects On His Journey Here

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:22:23 GMT
        The annual Marian Days celebration is drawing closer in Carthage.     For the tens of thousands of Vietnamese who make the annual pilgrimage, this celebration, holds a special place in their hearts. Father Paul Tran: "So, like I was one of the 'boat people.'" The "boat people" are one of the main groups of Vietnam refugees highlighted in the documentary "Vietnamerica" which was screened by members of the Carthage Chamber ...More >>
        The annual Marian Days celebration is drawing closer in Carthage.     For the tens of thousands of Vietnamese who make the annual pilgrimage, this celebration, holds a special place in their hearts. Father Paul Tran: "So, like I was one of the 'boat people.'" The "boat people" are one of the main groups of Vietnam refugees highlighted in the documentary "Vietnamerica" which was screened by members of the Carthage Chamber ...More >>
  • "Mass Casualty Incident" at Table Rock Lake

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:50:00 GMT
        The Southern Stone County, Missouri fire protection district says it and multiple agencies are working a "mass casualty event" at Table Rock Lake.     According to the district's Facebook page, crews are staging at the Branson Belle dock, but the crash did not involve the Belle.     No word yet on the number of casualties.        More >>
        The Southern Stone County, Missouri fire protection district says it and multiple agencies are working a "mass casualty event" at Table Rock Lake.     According to the district's Facebook page, crews are staging at the Branson Belle dock, but the crash did not involve the Belle.     No word yet on the number of casualties.        More >>
  • Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:50:15 GMT

    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

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    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

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  • Joplin Man Sentenced For Cherokee County Thefts

    Joplin Man Sentenced For Cherokee County Thefts

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:06:18 GMT
    Christopher WhitneyChristopher Whitney

    A Joplin man who plead guilty to two separate thefts in Cherokee County received a sentence on July 10, 2018. Christopher Whitney was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing personal property from rural home in Galena, KS and stealing a vehicle from a home near Rive ton, KS. After the two burglaries, Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Whitney, where they found the stolen items and a quantity of methamphetamine. Prior to the sentenc...

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    A Joplin man who plead guilty to two separate thefts in Cherokee County received a sentence on July 10, 2018. Christopher Whitney was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing personal property from rural home in Galena, KS and stealing a vehicle from a home near Rive ton, KS. After the two burglaries, Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Whitney, where they found the stolen items and a quantity of methamphetamine. Prior to the sentenc...

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  • Updated: 6-year-old in ICU, Knocked Unconscious by Softball

    Updated: 6-year-old in ICU, Knocked Unconscious by Softball

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:21:07 GMT

    She was taken to surgery where part of her skull was removed to get a blood clot and allow for swelling.

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    She was taken to surgery where part of her skull was removed to get a blood clot and allow for swelling.

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  • Area Bright Futures schools partner to Stuff the Bus

    Area Bright Futures schools partner to Stuff the Bus

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:46:24 GMT

    Each year, families around the area struggle to provide the supplies their children need to be successful in school. Bright Futures Carl Junction, Carthage, Joplin, Neosho, and Seneca are teaming up to sponsor Stuff the Bus to help area families meet this need. The program is a school supply drive that will take place in July and August at various retail locations. Community members are all encouraged to donate school supplies by dropping them off at the buses on these days. Stu...

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    Each year, families around the area struggle to provide the supplies their children need to be successful in school. Bright Futures Carl Junction, Carthage, Joplin, Neosho, and Seneca are teaming up to sponsor Stuff the Bus to help area families meet this need. The program is a school supply drive that will take place in July and August at various retail locations. Community members are all encouraged to donate school supplies by dropping them off at the buses on these days. Stu...

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  • Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Kansas fair vendors

    Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Kansas fair vendors

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:32:30 GMT

    (AP) - Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest. Police Cpl. Jonathan Wear said the suspects have been jailed without bond in Van Buren, Arkansas, on suspicion of abuse of a corpse, felony theft and tamp...

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    (AP) - Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest. Police Cpl. Jonathan Wear said the suspects have been jailed without bond in Van Buren, Arkansas, on suspicion of abuse of a corpse, felony theft and tamp...

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  • MSSU Announces Videoboard Project

    MSSU Announces Videoboard Project

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:35:24 GMT

    The $1.3M dollar project is entirely funded by the Missouri Southern Foundation and donors. The LED video display will be 30 feet high and 66 feet wide.

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    The $1.3M dollar project is entirely funded by the Missouri Southern Foundation and donors. The LED video display will be 30 feet high and 66 feet wide.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-19

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-19

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:53 AM EDT2018-07-19 10:53:32 GMT

    Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer spoke at PSU on Wednesday.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer spoke at PSU on Wednesday.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Police & Fire Unions Weigh In On New Joplin Pay Plan

    Police & Fire Unions Weigh In On New Joplin Pay Plan

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:29:26 GMT

        The City of Joplin recently approved a new pay plan for city employees, set to go into effect August 4th.     But, is it enough to keep qualified police officers and fire fighters?     While there are still questions as to exactly how individual employees pay will be affected - the biggest question of all - is how to fund the increases.

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        The City of Joplin recently approved a new pay plan for city employees, set to go into effect August 4th.     But, is it enough to keep qualified police officers and fire fighters?     While there are still questions as to exactly how individual employees pay will be affected - the biggest question of all - is how to fund the increases.

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  • Miami Schools Adds Classes for 3&4 Year Olds; Competition for Daycare

    Miami Schools Adds Classes for 3&4 Year Olds; Competition for Daycare

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:47:06 GMT

    Miami school district is adding classes for three and four year olds  to help retain both teachers and students. 

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    Miami school district is adding classes for three and four year olds  to help retain both teachers and students. 

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  • Arson Suspect Arrested in Miami, Oklahoma

    Arson Suspect Arrested in Miami, Oklahoma

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:47:51 GMT
    Anders Shoes (7/10/18)Anders Shoes (7/10/18)
    Anders Shoes (7/10/18)Anders Shoes (7/10/18)
    The Miami, Oklahoma Police Department makes an arrest in a recent arson case. On July 10th, 2018, Anders Shoes was destroyed in a suspicious fire. The store is one of Miami's oldest businesses. The store is owned by 103-year-old Dena Ander. The fire came after the store was burglarized on July 7th and again on July 9th. The store had also been recently vandalized. On July 17th, police arrested a 29-year-old in connection to the arson fire. Authorities say he became a person o...More >>
    The Miami, Oklahoma Police Department makes an arrest in a recent arson case. On July 10th, 2018, Anders Shoes was destroyed in a suspicious fire. The store is one of Miami's oldest businesses. The store is owned by 103-year-old Dena Ander. The fire came after the store was burglarized on July 7th and again on July 9th. The store had also been recently vandalized. On July 17th, police arrested a 29-year-old in connection to the arson fire. Authorities say he became a person o...More >>
  • Child Death Investigation in Jasper County, MO

    Child Death Investigation in Jasper County, MO

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-07-18 19:58:36 GMT

    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of a 3-year-old. On July 16th, 2018 just before 4:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of County Road 118 and Jolt lane. Authorities say the call was about a 3-year-old male that was found to be deceased. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled. Sheriff Randee Kaiser says a preliminary investigation suggests that this was an accidental death. No other details have been released.

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    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of a 3-year-old. On July 16th, 2018 just before 4:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of County Road 118 and Jolt lane. Authorities say the call was about a 3-year-old male that was found to be deceased. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled. Sheriff Randee Kaiser says a preliminary investigation suggests that this was an accidental death. No other details have been released.

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  • Miami Public Schools Adding 3 & 4 Year Old Classes: Impacting Local Daycare

    Miami Public Schools Adding 3 & 4 Year Old Classes: Impacting Local Daycare

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:59:41 GMT

    Miami schools is expanding its four year old pre-kindergarten program and adding a class for three year old children.  

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    Miami schools is expanding its four year old pre-kindergarten program and adding a class for three year old children.  

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  • CEO Resigns from Great Plains Development Authority

    CEO Resigns from Great Plains Development Authority

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:21:43 GMT
    Great Plains Development Authority CEO Daniel Mann's last day on the job will be July 31st, 2018. The board of directors accepted his letter of resignation at a special meeting on July 18th. Mann tendered his resignation on June 30th. The board delayed taking action until now in order to resolve issues related to Mann's employment agreement. The board thanked Mann for his dedication to the project of redevelopment of the former Kansas Army Ammunition facility. Under Mann's leadersh...More >>
    Great Plains Development Authority CEO Daniel Mann's last day on the job will be July 31st, 2018. The board of directors accepted his letter of resignation at a special meeting on July 18th. Mann tendered his resignation on June 30th. The board delayed taking action until now in order to resolve issues related to Mann's employment agreement. The board thanked Mann for his dedication to the project of redevelopment of the former Kansas Army Ammunition facility. Under Mann's leadersh...More >>
  • Day 4: Guilty Verdict in Iola Murder Trial

    Day 4: Guilty Verdict in Iola Murder Trial

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:14:15 GMT
    Joshua KnappJoshua Knapp

    Joshua Knapp is on trial for first degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Shawn Cook of Iola, Kansas. Today (July 17, 2018) is day two of the murder trial in Allen County. KOAM/FOX 14 is there and will have the latest at the trial continues. Shawn Cook was reported missing on March 13th, 2016. His body was found on the banks of the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas on April 3rd, 2016. A preliminary autopsy showed Cook died from stab wounds. Five people from Iola were char...

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    Joshua Knapp is on trial for first degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Shawn Cook of Iola, Kansas. Today (July 17, 2018) is day two of the murder trial in Allen County. KOAM/FOX 14 is there and will have the latest at the trial continues. Shawn Cook was reported missing on March 13th, 2016. His body was found on the banks of the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas on April 3rd, 2016. A preliminary autopsy showed Cook died from stab wounds. Five people from Iola were char...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-18

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-18

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-07-18 12:50:25 GMT

    The State of Missouri has revoked the license of former trooper Anthony Piercy.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    The State of Missouri has revoked the license of former trooper Anthony Piercy.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Smoke Test of Joplin Sewer Pipes Detects Inflow of Rainwater Causes

    Smoke Test of Joplin Sewer Pipes Detects Inflow of Rainwater Causes

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:02:48 GMT

      A smoke test  was conducted on a three miles section of the  city’s sanitary sewer system will indicate defects allowing rainwater into treatment plant. 

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      A smoke test  was conducted on a three miles section of the  city’s sanitary sewer system will indicate defects allowing rainwater into treatment plant. 

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  • Anderson Announces Three Signees for PSU Men's Basketball

    Anderson Announces Three Signees for PSU Men's Basketball

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:57:01 GMT

    The 2018-2019 Pit State signing class is now up to seven players, including three high school players and four transfers. 

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    The 2018-2019 Pit State signing class is now up to seven players, including three high school players and four transfers. 

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  • MSSU: Newest Addition is Growing Exponentially

    MSSU: Newest Addition is Growing Exponentially

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-07-17 21:57:29 GMT
    MSSU Nixon HallMSSU Nixon Hall

    Missouri Southern officials say Nixon Hall is beginning to take shape. Since the groundbreaking in late November 2017, crews from Crossland Construction have completed most of the three-story building's skeleton. The foundation work is complete, the concrete wall panels have been poured and floor panels are currently going down on all three levels. With most of the concrete work done, the main focus now is on finishing the retaining walls, backfilling the disturbed soil and clos...

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    Missouri Southern officials say Nixon Hall is beginning to take shape. Since the groundbreaking in late November 2017, crews from Crossland Construction have completed most of the three-story building's skeleton. The foundation work is complete, the concrete wall panels have been poured and floor panels are currently going down on all three levels. With most of the concrete work done, the main focus now is on finishing the retaining walls, backfilling the disturbed soil and clos...

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  • PSU Reveals 2018-19 Entertainment Lineup

    PSU Reveals 2018-19 Entertainment Lineup

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:28:49 GMT
    PSU Bicknell Family Center for the ArtsPSU Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

    The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University has a full lineup for the 2018-2019 season. Officials revealed the list which includes Broadway musicals, a Johnny Cash Tribute, and extreme juggler, a comedy written especially for children and more. Tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m. on July 19th, 2018. PSU Lineup: The season begins on Aug. 1 with the opening of "The Vault: Unlocked," an exhibit in the Bicknell Center Art Gallery. Curated by an ar...

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    The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University has a full lineup for the 2018-2019 season. Officials revealed the list which includes Broadway musicals, a Johnny Cash Tribute, and extreme juggler, a comedy written especially for children and more. Tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m. on July 19th, 2018. PSU Lineup: The season begins on Aug. 1 with the opening of "The Vault: Unlocked," an exhibit in the Bicknell Center Art Gallery. Curated by an ar...

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  • Joplin Officer Threatened by Molotov Cocktail

    Joplin Officer Threatened by Molotov Cocktail

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:59:22 GMT
    JPDJPD

    The incident happened after midnight, the morning of July 17th, 2018. The Joplin Police Department says an officer patrolling 8th and Conner saw a male walking west on 8th drinking out of a full-sized vodka bottle. Authorities say the male saw the officer and started walking back where he came from. The officer tried to get the male to stop, but the suspect took off. During the foot chase, the officer pepper sprayed the suspect when he turned back, but the suspect just took off ru...

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    The incident happened after midnight, the morning of July 17th, 2018. The Joplin Police Department says an officer patrolling 8th and Conner saw a male walking west on 8th drinking out of a full-sized vodka bottle. Authorities say the male saw the officer and started walking back where he came from. The officer tried to get the male to stop, but the suspect took off. During the foot chase, the officer pepper sprayed the suspect when he turned back, but the suspect just took off ru...

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  • Parsons Police Investigate Unresponsive Child

    Update: Parsons Police Investigate Child Death as Accidental

    Update: Parsons Police Investigate Child Death as Accidental

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:30:58 GMT

    Parsons Police Department is investigating a case of an unresponsive toddler. According to media release officers were called to 2515 Stevens for a two year old female child who was unresponsive.  Police say the investigation is active and ongoing.  KOAM/FOX14 reached out to Parsons Police Department to answer questions about the child's condition,  they are not answering questions or releasing further details of the investigation at this time. 

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    Parsons Police Department is investigating a case of an unresponsive toddler. According to media release officers were called to 2515 Stevens for a two year old female child who was unresponsive.  Police say the investigation is active and ongoing.  KOAM/FOX14 reached out to Parsons Police Department to answer questions about the child's condition,  they are not answering questions or releasing further details of the investigation at this time. 

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-17

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-07-17 12:29:38 GMT

    The city of Joplin gives the green light to fund a pay raise for police and fire personnel plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    The city of Joplin gives the green light to fund a pay raise for police and fire personnel plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Webb City All-Stars Claim District Title

    Webb City All-Stars Claim District Title

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:40:39 GMT

    Gage Chapman drove in the only three runs of the game with a 3-run home run in the 2nd inning. Webb City will now move on to play in the state tournament beginning Friday. 

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    Gage Chapman drove in the only three runs of the game with a 3-run home run in the 2nd inning. Webb City will now move on to play in the state tournament beginning Friday. 

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  • Joplin Council Approves Raises For Police, Fire

    Joplin Council Approves Raises For Police, Fire

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:32:53 GMT

          The Joplin City Council met tonight, a full agenda, but one item received a lot of attention - an ordinance to fund a pay raise for police and fire personnel. This ordinance tonight is the result of several weeks of research and discussions to get police and fire salaries up to a more comparable level.

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          The Joplin City Council met tonight, a full agenda, but one item received a lot of attention - an ordinance to fund a pay raise for police and fire personnel. This ordinance tonight is the result of several weeks of research and discussions to get police and fire salaries up to a more comparable level.

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  • Local Use Tax On August Ballot

    Local Use Tax On August Ballot

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:08:12 GMT

    Erik Bartlett, who owns his own business, explains why he is in favor of the local use tax.

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    Erik Bartlett, who owns his own business, explains why he is in favor of the local use tax.

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  • MIAA Football Media Day Schedule Released

    MIAA Football Media Day Schedule Released

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:52:12 GMT

    Pittsburg State and Missouri Southern will unofficially kick off the 2018 MIAA football season at Media Day on July 31st at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City. 

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    Pittsburg State and Missouri Southern will unofficially kick off the 2018 MIAA football season at Media Day on July 31st at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City. 

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  • Jasper & Newton Counties, 9 Routes Scheduled for Resurfacing

    Jasper & Newton Counties, 9 Routes Scheduled for Resurfacing

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:41:08 GMT

    MoDOT says drivers can expect one-lane traffic and occasional traffic delays starting this week (July 16, 2018). The Southwest District will be resurfacing nine state routes in Jasper and Newton counties.

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    MoDOT says drivers can expect one-lane traffic and occasional traffic delays starting this week (July 16, 2018). The Southwest District will be resurfacing nine state routes in Jasper and Newton counties.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-16

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-16

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-07-16 13:31:31 GMT

    A Southeast Kansas judge sentences a former highway patrol trooper who admitted to using excessive force.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    A Southeast Kansas judge sentences a former highway patrol trooper who admitted to using excessive force.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Chanute Church Holds Active Shooter Response Training for Congregation

    Chanute Church Holds Active Shooter Response Training for Congregation

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:01:57 GMT

     On Sunday,  the First Methodist church of Chanute hosted  an active shooter  presentation to prepare members for the worst.     

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     On Sunday,  the First Methodist church of Chanute hosted  an active shooter  presentation to prepare members for the worst.     

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  • Food Pantry In Need

    Food Pantry In Need

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:36:32 GMT

    It might look like just a small box, but members of Unity Church, like Ann Leach who has actively attended more than 30 years, sees it as much more than that.

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    It might look like just a small box, but members of Unity Church, like Ann Leach who has actively attended more than 30 years, sees it as much more than that.

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  • Tacos Raise Funds for Youth

    Tacos Raise Funds for Youth

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:23:27 GMT

    At the Unity Church of Joplin, kids got together to feed their hungry congregation for a good cause.

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    At the Unity Church of Joplin, kids got together to feed their hungry congregation for a good cause.

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  • Suspect in Three KC Police Officer Shootings Killed by Police

    Suspect in Three KC Police Officer Shootings Killed by Police

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:57:25 GMT

    Breaking News : According to the Kansas City Star, the suspect came out of a home  where he had barricaded himself inside Sunday afternoon and exchanged gunfire with police, who killed him.   

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    Breaking News : According to the Kansas City Star, the suspect came out of a home  where he had barricaded himself inside Sunday afternoon and exchanged gunfire with police, who killed him.   

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  • Lawsuits Could Derail Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Lawsuits Could Derail Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:32:46 GMT

    The future of medical marijuana in Oklahoma is now uncertain just days after the state approved emergency rules. Two lawsuits filed Friday  challenge the new guidelines on state question 788. Both groups say the department of health went too far but the two cases could have very different results. 

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    The future of medical marijuana in Oklahoma is now uncertain just days after the state approved emergency rules. Two lawsuits filed Friday  challenge the new guidelines on state question 788. Both groups say the department of health went too far but the two cases could have very different results. 

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  • Joplin Relay for Life

    Joplin Relay for Life

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:13:13 GMT
    Dozens in Joplin are putting forward momentum into the fight against cancer.  The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life took place at MSSU's Leggett and Platt Athletic Center this evening.  The walk was started by several cancer survivors and their families.  There was also information available on cancer and ways to help prevent it.  Funds raised at the event go toward research efforts for curing several kinds of cancer. Ashley Clair, Relay for L...More >>
    Dozens in Joplin are putting forward momentum into the fight against cancer.  The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life took place at MSSU's Leggett and Platt Athletic Center this evening.  The walk was started by several cancer survivors and their families.  There was also information available on cancer and ways to help prevent it.  Funds raised at the event go toward research efforts for curing several kinds of cancer. Ashley Clair, Relay for L...More >>
  • Joplin Pride Fest Comes to Downtown

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:00:54 GMT
    An annual event that advocates for equality and diversity.. almost didn't happen this year.  Joplin Pride Fest 2018 kicked off on Joplin Street in downtown Joplin.  Jackson Crawford, Joplin Resident:"It is more than   I imagined." To say that Jackson and Jeannine Crawford are excited about this years Joplin Pride Fest.. would be an under statement.  The siblings came out to their parents and people at school a little over a year ago - and they say...More >>
    An annual event that advocates for equality and diversity.. almost didn't happen this year.  Joplin Pride Fest 2018 kicked off on Joplin Street in downtown Joplin.  Jackson Crawford, Joplin Resident:"It is more than   I imagined." To say that Jackson and Jeannine Crawford are excited about this years Joplin Pride Fest.. would be an under statement.  The siblings came out to their parents and people at school a little over a year ago - and they say...More >>
  • Fans of "Hamilton" Get Together

    Fans of "Hamilton" Get Together

    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:58:48 GMT

    Kids at the Joplin Public Library went back in time with a fandom fest dedicated to Hamilton, the musical. 

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    Kids at the Joplin Public Library went back in time with a fandom fest dedicated to Hamilton, the musical. 

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  • 75th Carver Day Brings in Big Crowd

    75th Carver Day Brings in Big Crowd

    Saturday, July 14 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-07-14 21:47:23 GMT

    George Washington Carver National Park is celebrating 75 years with its annual Carver Day.

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    George Washington Carver National Park is celebrating 75 years with its annual Carver Day.

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  • Safety Fair Keeps Kids Cruising

    Safety Fair Keeps Kids Cruising

    Saturday, July 14 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-14 21:19:29 GMT

    The second annual youth safety fair in Webb City gave kids a chance to meet emergency personnel and score some free bikes.

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    The second annual youth safety fair in Webb City gave kids a chance to meet emergency personnel and score some free bikes.

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  • Bobby Bourne Jr. Pleads Guilty To Murdering Adriaunna Horton

    Bobby Bourne Jr. Pleads Guilty To Murdering Adriaunna Horton

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:00:53 GMT

        The man accused of killing 12 year old Adriaunna Horton in August of 2013, pleaded guilty today - and will spend the rest of his life behind bars.     The crime rocked the community of Golden City - and left many, demanding justice.     Now, family members say...justice, has been served.

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        The man accused of killing 12 year old Adriaunna Horton in August of 2013, pleaded guilty today - and will spend the rest of his life behind bars.     The crime rocked the community of Golden City - and left many, demanding justice.     Now, family members say...justice, has been served.

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  • Both Sides of the Aisle: Missouri Right to Work

    Both Sides of the Aisle: Missouri Right to Work

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:34:44 GMT

    Missouri Senate Bill 19-- commonly referred to as "Missouri Right to Work" -- mandates that no person can be required to pay dues or join a labor union as a condition of employment. The bill was passed by the general assembly and signed into law by former governor Greitens in 2017 - but enough signatures were gathered to put it on the august ballot as "Proposition A". Nick Myers with the Newton County Republican Committee says it is right for the state because it...

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    Missouri Senate Bill 19-- commonly referred to as "Missouri Right to Work" -- mandates that no person can be required to pay dues or join a labor union as a condition of employment. The bill was passed by the general assembly and signed into law by former governor Greitens in 2017 - but enough signatures were gathered to put it on the august ballot as "Proposition A". Nick Myers with the Newton County Republican Committee says it is right for the state because it...

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  • Youth Program Wanted in Neosho

    Youth Program Wanted in Neosho

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:13:22 GMT

    Calls for a Boys & Girls Club in Neosho are gaining momentum. An advisory board plans to go before city council next Tuesday to talk about getting this idea off the ground.

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    Calls for a Boys & Girls Club in Neosho are gaining momentum. An advisory board plans to go before city council next Tuesday to talk about getting this idea off the ground.

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  • Guilty Plea in the Murder of Adriaunna Horton

    Guilty Plea in the Murder of Adriaunna Horton

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:06:05 GMT
    Bobby Bourne, Jr. in Court on July 13th, 2018Bobby Bourne, Jr. in Court on July 13th, 2018

    The man charged with kidnapping and killing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton in Golden City, Missouri pleads guilty and is sentenced today. On August 20th, 2013, the Barton County Sheriff's Office issued an endangered person advisory for 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton. On August 19th, 2013, authorities say Horton was playing at Hazel Park in Golden City, Missouri when other children there realized she wasn't there. The children contacted Horton's father, who then called 911 at about ...

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    The man charged with kidnapping and killing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton in Golden City, Missouri pleads guilty and is sentenced today. On August 20th, 2013, the Barton County Sheriff's Office issued an endangered person advisory for 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton. On August 19th, 2013, authorities say Horton was playing at Hazel Park in Golden City, Missouri when other children there realized she wasn't there. The children contacted Horton's father, who then called 911 at about ...

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  • Former KS Trooper Sentenced for Using Excessive Force

    Former KS Trooper Sentenced for Using Excessive Force

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:33:35 GMT
    U.S. Attorney for Kansas Stephen McAllister says former Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper James Carson was sentenced today for violating an individual's civil rights by using excessive force. According to court documents, on June 25th, 2013, Carson conducted a lawful arrest and then took the arrestee to the Labette County Jail where at least five other law enforcement officials were present. Carson kicked the legs out from under the arrestee causing him to crash down on his back o...More >>
    U.S. Attorney for Kansas Stephen McAllister says former Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper James Carson was sentenced today for violating an individual's civil rights by using excessive force. According to court documents, on June 25th, 2013, Carson conducted a lawful arrest and then took the arrestee to the Labette County Jail where at least five other law enforcement officials were present. Carson kicked the legs out from under the arrestee causing him to crash down on his back o...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-13

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-13

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-07-13 14:28:01 GMT

    Missouri's top income tax rate is going down.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    Missouri's top income tax rate is going down.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Frontenac Wins Opener at Cal Ripken State Tournament

    Frontenac Wins Opener at Cal Ripken State Tournament

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-07-13 03:10:29 GMT

    Highlights from Frontenac's 7-0 win over Parsons in the first round of pool play. 

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    Highlights from Frontenac's 7-0 win over Parsons in the first round of pool play. 

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  • Oklahoma Picked to Win 4th Straight Big 12 Title

    Oklahoma Picked to Win 4th Straight Big 12 Title

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-07-13 03:05:30 GMT

    The Sooners are on top of the preseason Big 12 media poll for the 6th time since 2011. 

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    The Sooners are on top of the preseason Big 12 media poll for the 6th time since 2011. 

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  • Girard HS Breaks Ground on Turf Project

    Girard HS Breaks Ground on Turf Project

    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-07-13 02:58:37 GMT

    The project to install turf on the high school football field will cost roughly 570-thousand dollars.

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    The project to install turf on the high school football field will cost roughly 570-thousand dollars.

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  • Missourians Could Vote on Medical Marijuana, Some Law Enforcement Concerned

    Missourians Could Vote on Medical Marijuana, Some Law Enforcement Concerned

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:43:09 GMT

        Come November 6th, voters in Missouri may be faced with the question of whether or not to legalize medical marijuana in the state.     One group is working to ensure things go smoothly if it's passed, but some local law enforcement officials, are concerned it'll bring more problems than it will solve.

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        Come November 6th, voters in Missouri may be faced with the question of whether or not to legalize medical marijuana in the state.     One group is working to ensure things go smoothly if it's passed, but some local law enforcement officials, are concerned it'll bring more problems than it will solve.

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  • Missouri Income Tax Cuts

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-07-13 01:34:35 GMT
    Tax payers in the show-me-state could see more of the money they earn.. thanks to new legislation signed by Governor Parson. Thursday morning, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 2540 into law.  The governor's office says it's the first step to long -term tax reform in the state.  The legislation reduces the top income tax rate in the state by four-tenths of one-percent. That means that Missouri's current income tax rate of five-point-eight-percent will reduce ...More >>
    Tax payers in the show-me-state could see more of the money they earn.. thanks to new legislation signed by Governor Parson. Thursday morning, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 2540 into law.  The governor's office says it's the first step to long -term tax reform in the state.  The legislation reduces the top income tax rate in the state by four-tenths of one-percent. That means that Missouri's current income tax rate of five-point-eight-percent will reduce ...More >>
  • Trio Program Takes Junior High Kids to College and Career Sites

    Trio Program Takes Junior High Kids to College and Career Sites

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-07-12 22:54:46 GMT

    Thirty-eight junior high  students  are already thinking about going to college.  They're part of the federally funded Trio Talent Search program through Crowder College putting students on track to their future. 

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    Thirty-eight junior high  students  are already thinking about going to college.  They're part of the federally funded Trio Talent Search program through Crowder College putting students on track to their future. 

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  • Identity Released: Body Found Near I-44

    Identity Released: Body Found Near I-44

    Thursday, July 12 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-07-12 18:49:26 GMT
    Thomas BulluckThomas Bulluck
    Thomas BulluckThomas Bulluck
    Joplin Police identify the man who's body was found at the interchange of I-44/49 on July 10th. A MODot mowing crew discovered the body and called police around 9:30 a.m. Authorities say the deceased is 48-year-old Thomas L. Bulluck of Sedalia, Missouri. His vehicle was found abandoned at the 11.6 mile marker of I-44 in Joplin on June 5th, 2018. The Missouri State Highway Patrol towed his vehicle. On June 6th, Bullock was reported as a missing person to the Sedalia Police Depart...More >>
    Joplin Police identify the man who's body was found at the interchange of I-44/49 on July 10th. A MODot mowing crew discovered the body and called police around 9:30 a.m. Authorities say the deceased is 48-year-old Thomas L. Bulluck of Sedalia, Missouri. His vehicle was found abandoned at the 11.6 mile marker of I-44 in Joplin on June 5th, 2018. The Missouri State Highway Patrol towed his vehicle. On June 6th, Bullock was reported as a missing person to the Sedalia Police Depart...More >>
  • Southeast Kansas Police Officer Arrested

    Southeast Kansas Police Officer Arrested

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-07-12 16:26:20 GMT

    On July 10th, 2018, around 10:00 p.m. Coffeyville, Kansas Police responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 100 block of S. Highland. Officers arrived and discovered that one of the people involved in the complaint was a city police officer, so they called the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office to investigate.

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    On July 10th, 2018, around 10:00 p.m. Coffeyville, Kansas Police responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 100 block of S. Highland. Officers arrived and discovered that one of the people involved in the complaint was a city police officer, so they called the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office to investigate.

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  • Surprise Crew: Ewert Pool

    Surprise Crew: Ewert Pool

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:13:39 GMT

    The KOAM Surprise Crew helps 4-State families save a couple dollars and cool off at the same time at Joplin’s Ewert pool.

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    The KOAM Surprise Crew helps 4-State families save a couple dollars and cool off at the same time at Joplin’s Ewert pool.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-12

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-12

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:05:43 GMT

    Carl Junction earns bragging rights as one of the safest cities in Missouri.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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