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Kidnapping investigated in southwest Missouri, one arrested

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The Barton County Sheriff's Office releases information about a kidnapping case. Authorities have arrested a Lamar, Missouri man for kidnapping and resisting arrest. A 46-year-old woman told authorities that she had been tied up and bound by duct tape and nylon rope at her home off "A" Highway in Barton County.

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Joplin Woman Hit By A Car After Wreck Video included

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A Joplin woman is in the hospital after being struck by a car. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of North Schifferdecker Avenue and Zora. 18-year-old Hailey Robinson was heading north on Schifferdecker when her vehicle left the road and overturned. After she got out of her car she was hit by a separate vehicle. Robinson was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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Henneha Murder Trial Begins In Joplin Video included

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After a morning of jury selection, the first degree murder trial of James Henneha was underway in Joplin Tuesday. Henneha is accused in the strangulation death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford back in 2016.  

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Stained Glass Window Both Memorial and Mission Video included

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Freeman Health System unveils its final window of inspiration.        .

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Trial underway for murder of Gypsy Blanchard's mother in Missouri

Nicholas Godejohn in court, Nov. 13, 2018, Springfield, Mo. Nicholas Godejohn in court, Nov. 13, 2018, Springfield, Mo.
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The trial of a man accused of murdering the mother of his girlfriend is underway in Springfield, Missouri. Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, a jury watched compelling evidence in the trial of 29-year-old Nicholas Godejohn - his 2015 confession. "The truth is... Ok I'll admit it. I did actually stab her," says Godejohn in the interrogation footage. The confession is just a fraction of the hour and a half long interrogation footage watched by all twelve jurors and the defendant... More>>

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-14 Video included

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Testimony has begun in the trial of James Henneha of Joplin who is accused of murdering Tonya Crawford.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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MSSU Celebrates opening of Lion Co-op Video included

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A new program at Missouri Southern is focused on providing a source of food for students who are "food insecure".  A big day for MSSU.. appropriately.. marked by the cutting of green and gold. All to mark the beginning of a program dubbed "the Lion Co-op."  Andrea Cullers, Kinesiology Professor:"It's kind of like a grocery store. They can take what they need, and then come back a few days later and take more of what they need." Chris Lynn is... More>>

Treasurer Eric Schmitt will become Missouri attorney general

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican Gov. Mike Parson has named state Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Sen.-elect as Missouri's attorney general. Parson appointed the 43-year-old Republican on Tuesday. The attorney general's seat will be open once Hawley joins the U.S. Senate in January. Hawley unseated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in last week's election. Voters elected Schmitt as treasurer by wide margins in 2016. He previously served as a state senator representing suburba... More>>

#1 East Mississippi, #2 Garden City to Meet in NJCAA National Championship in Pittsburg

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Garden City is led by head coach Jeff Sims, who will take over as the head coach at Missouri Southern following the national championship game. 

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Snow Producing Another Traffic Hazard Video included

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    When it comes to saving money, energy efficiency is one of the first things on the list.  But that conversion for traffic signals...has an unexpected, winter side effect.  About ten years ago the City of Joplin joined the trend of replacing the old-style incandescent traffic lights with LED's. David Hertzberg, Joplin Public Works Director: "The LED lights save 80% of the energy and they're a good sustainable and safe system."     E... More>>

Department of Transportation Officials Tackle the Elements

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Area road crews are working around the clock to keep roads safe. Both the Missouri and Kansas Department of Transportation began working on roads before the wintry weather began. Crews are putting down salt and in some places, a salt and sand mixture. MODOT says this snow is easy to plow, but issues of re-freezing overnight are a concern.   "The ground temperatures, they're right there at freezing mark, so that's why everything is kinda building slush. It's making ... More>>

Joplin Man Reunites with Long-Lost Guitar After 35 Years Video included

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As Cal Denison runs his fingers over the chords of his once-lost 72' Gretsch Tennessean guitar, he can't help but marvel at all that its been through. "The kids would sit on my lap and play it when they were little, and I played it with different bands and stuff and some of those people aren't around anymore. There's just so many things tied to that guitar, so many memories. It's hard to describe," said Denison. His parents bought him the guitar for his 17th birthday, ... More>>

Missouri authorities search for suspect vehicle in high-speed chase

The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018) The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018)
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Authorities search for a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase through Lamar, Missouri. It happened on November 12th, 2018, around 7:40 a.m. The deputy first saw the vehicle near O Highway and 160 west of Lamar. The deputy then saw the vehicle travel east on 160 until it reached the substation by Barton County Electric where it then turned and went back west on 160 highway. Authorities say the vehicle continued until it turned at a residential driveway (before J Highway)... More>>

Pittsburg Fire Department shares home heating safety tips

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The cold weather has finally arrived, which means residents will be turning up their thermostats and using home heating devices to stay warm. During the cold-weather months, it is especially important to make sure homes are heated safely. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), half of home heating fires occur in the months of December, January and February. To help keep residents safe this season, the Pittsburg Fire Department is sharing some essential hom... More>>

Joplin Museum Exhibit Features WWI Collection and Local History

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Veterans of World War I and what they endured are part of   an exhibit  at the Joplin mineral museum.  

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Local Veteran Encourages More Support for Those Battling PTSD

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Air Force veteran Larry Stevicks found his calling as Commander for Fort Scott VFW Post 1165 because he knows personally how important it is to provide an opportunity for those who serve to vent abut their experience in war.  "I'm a combat veteran. I was in Udorn, Thailand for about 13 months and it just, certain things that come about that are important for them to know, and so by having a place for them to go to to air themselves a little bit without it going ... More>>

Missouri Southern Names Jeff Sims Head Football Coach Video included

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Sims comes to Southern from Garden City CC, where he led the Broncbusters to a national title in 2016, and has them playing for another championship later this month. 

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Joplin Meth Conspiracy Leader Faces Life in Prison

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A federal jury convicted a Joplin man of leading a conspiracy to distribute meth. 36 year old Donald Loomis faces a mandatory  sentence of life  in federal prison.. 

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BI-Centennial License Plates Planned for MO

Missouri license plates are getting a makeover Missouri license plates are getting a makeover
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    Missouri will celebrate its 200th anniversary of statehood in 2021 and it will mark the occasion with special license plates for residents. 

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Local Artists Gear Up for Holiday Season with Annual Craft Shows

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Lindsay Eggerman glances out the shop window as more customers file into the building where multiple vendors showcase their crafts, something that brings back memories.

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Group fills Baxter Springs with Stars and Stripes

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Filling a southeast Kansas town with stars and strips for the Veteran's day weekend was the mission of a local non-profit.  What they didn't know, was the impact it would have on the parents of a veteran.  As proud parents to a Navy veteran, Steve and Cherie Smith usually have a flag flying on their house for Veteran's day. This year is a little different because though, because they weren't able to keep up that tradition.. luckily, they have a new larger flag f...

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Joplin Wins District Title, Advances to State Semifinals Video included

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Isaiah Davis had 333 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns, leading the Joplin Eagles to a 49-14 win over Kirkwood Friday night in the Class 6 District 3 championship game.  More>>

Fort Scott holds First Veteran's Day Celebration Video included

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It's a time of firsts in Fort Scott, as the city hold their first annual veterans day celebration.  Jim Scott is a veteran that served in the military for 21 years.  Jim Scott, Vietnam Veteran:"When I went in I did 5 years active duty air force, I did three tours of duty in Vietnam, I became a platoon leader in the army and I was in the guard, and I was there for 7 years, then I went back into the air force." He was just one of...

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Election Tie Aftermath Video included

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Pittsburg Mayor Jeremy Johnson went to bed on election night thinking he'd lost the race for Crawford County Commissioner, District 3.

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Carl Junction Class Store Opens for Business Video included

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Carl Junction Elementary students are getting hands-on experience with their new class store called "Braggin' Bulldogs." The store is part of a Project Based Learning (PBL) initiative to include real-world learning with 21st century skills, while also including state standards. Students did research to prepare for the store's opening, including applying for positions in the store, choosing what items to sell and sending letters to parents to ask for dona... More>>

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 11-9

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Here's a check of today's top headlines, plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door: DUCK BOAT INDICTMENT A federal grand jury has handed down an indictment in the duck boat disaster that killed 17 people at Table Rock Lake. The grand jury indictment charges 51-year-old Kenneth Scott McKee from Mount Vernon, Missouri with 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship's officer resulting in death. PIPE BOMB Federal prosecutors says ... More>>

Taking a look at Impact of new MO Minimum Wage Video included

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Missouri voters have approved a minimum wage hike that'll be phased in gradually -- hitting twelve dollars an hour in 20-23. But, some economists think it could cause increased product costs.  Carl Wiest is the owner of Wiestside Barbeque.. A local small business that like many struggles to stay afloat.  Carl Wiest, Owner:"It's gonna be interesting to say the least." They pay all of their employees.. including their wait staff.. more than the current ... More>>

School Districts Struggle with Shortage of Substitute Teachers

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School districts struggle with shortage of substitute teachers and say it's not good for students. 

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  • Joplin Woman Hit By A Car After Wreck

    Joplin Woman Hit By A Car After Wreck

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 9:03 AM EST2018-11-14 14:03:22 GMT

    A Joplin woman is in the hospital after being struck by a car. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of North Schifferdecker Avenue and Zora. 18-year-old Hailey Robinson was heading north on Schifferdecker when her vehicle left the road and overturned. After she got out of her car she was hit by a separate vehicle. Robinson was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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    A Joplin woman is in the hospital after being struck by a car. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of North Schifferdecker Avenue and Zora. 18-year-old Hailey Robinson was heading north on Schifferdecker when her vehicle left the road and overturned. After she got out of her car she was hit by a separate vehicle. Robinson was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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  • Cherokee, Ks boil advisory rescinded

    Cherokee, Ks boil advisory rescinded

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:20 PM EST2018-11-13 17:20:45 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Cherokee located in Crawford County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. Regardless of w...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Cherokee located in Crawford County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. Regardless of w...More >>
  • Oklahoma Drug Offenders Seek Clemency

    Oklahoma Drug Offenders Seek Clemency

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-11-13 03:49:42 GMT
    Clemency requests are on their way to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for 22 prison inmates convicted of various nonviolent offenses, in light of pending changes in state law.       The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has recommended that sentences of between 10 and 40 years be reduced after voters approved a state question in 2016 that reclassified some nonviolent drug and property crimes.       State Question 780 made drug possession and low-le...More >>
    Clemency requests are on their way to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for 22 prison inmates convicted of various nonviolent offenses, in light of pending changes in state law.       The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has recommended that sentences of between 10 and 40 years be reduced after voters approved a state question in 2016 that reclassified some nonviolent drug and property crimes.       State Question 780 made drug possession and low-le...More >>
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  • Joplin Woman Hit By A Car After Wreck

    Joplin Woman Hit By A Car After Wreck

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 9:03 AM EST2018-11-14 14:03:22 GMT

    A Joplin woman is in the hospital after being struck by a car. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of North Schifferdecker Avenue and Zora. 18-year-old Hailey Robinson was heading north on Schifferdecker when her vehicle left the road and overturned. After she got out of her car she was hit by a separate vehicle. Robinson was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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    A Joplin woman is in the hospital after being struck by a car. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of North Schifferdecker Avenue and Zora. 18-year-old Hailey Robinson was heading north on Schifferdecker when her vehicle left the road and overturned. After she got out of her car she was hit by a separate vehicle. Robinson was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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  • Kidnapping investigated in southwest Missouri, one arrested

    Kidnapping investigated in southwest Missouri, one arrested

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 1:25 PM EST2018-11-14 18:25:38 GMT
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    Matthew F. ClementsMatthew F. Clements

    The Barton County Sheriff's Office releases information about a kidnapping case. Authorities have arrested a Lamar, Missouri man for kidnapping and resisting arrest. A 46-year-old woman told authorities that she had been tied up and bound by duct tape and nylon rope at her home off "A" Highway in Barton County.

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    The Barton County Sheriff's Office releases information about a kidnapping case. Authorities have arrested a Lamar, Missouri man for kidnapping and resisting arrest. A 46-year-old woman told authorities that she had been tied up and bound by duct tape and nylon rope at her home off "A" Highway in Barton County.

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  • Henneha Murder Trial Begins In Joplin

    Henneha Murder Trial Begins In Joplin

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-11-14 03:47:01 GMT

    After a morning of jury selection, the first degree murder trial of James Henneha was underway in Joplin Tuesday. Henneha is accused in the strangulation death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford back in 2016.  

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    After a morning of jury selection, the first degree murder trial of James Henneha was underway in Joplin Tuesday. Henneha is accused in the strangulation death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford back in 2016.  

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  • Record Cold Wednesday Morning

    Record Cold Wednesday Morning

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 1:19 PM EST2018-11-14 18:19:32 GMT
    Bye, bye 11/14, 2014, when the previous low was 14 degrees. 2018 is the new record low.More >>
    Bye, bye 11/14, 2014, when the previous low was 14 degrees. 2018 is the new record low.More >>
  • Finally pushing above the freezing mark...barely

    Finally pushing above the freezing mark...barely

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 12:51 PM EST2018-11-14 17:51:05 GMT
    Daytime highs just get past the magical 32 degree mark but it's another extremely cold overnight with wind chills in the teens.More >>
    Daytime highs just get past the magical 32 degree mark but it's another extremely cold overnight with wind chills in the teens.More >>
  • Mid-Week snow moved from Arkansas north

    Mid-Week snow moved from Arkansas north

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-11-14 17:48:48 GMT
    The system just to our southeast putting down some light snow in Arkansas really picks up steam in the next 24 hours and could drop 5-7 inches by the time it settles into Illinois. There's even a Winter Storm Warning in effect along the Mississippi River into St. Louis.More >>
    The system just to our southeast putting down some light snow in Arkansas really picks up steam in the next 24 hours and could drop 5-7 inches by the time it settles into Illinois. There's even a Winter Storm Warning in effect along the Mississippi River into St. Louis.More >>

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