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New Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park, Pittsburg, KS (Oct. 23, 2018) New Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park, Pittsburg, KS (Oct. 23, 2018)

New Dog Park Opens in Pittsburg, KS

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The City of Pittsburg cuts the ribbon to the new Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park. They invited the public and their furry friends to attend today's ceremony at Schlanger Park (Oct. 23). They also celebrated the opening of new pickle ball and basketball courts and a new sensory garden. "We are thrilled to share the new park amenities with the community and to thank the volunteers and donors who made them possible," says City of Pittsburg Director of Parks & Recreation K...

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Special Judge Assigned to Carl Junction Child Murder Case

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The Missouri Supreme Court assigns a special judge for the murder trial of Jalen Vaden in Jasper County, Missouri. There have been six Jasper County judges in the case, four of which have recused themselves. Jalen Vaden is accused of killing 3-year-old Jayda Kyle at the Carl Junction home he shared with the child's mother. Vaden is charged with second degree murder and abuse or neglect resulting in death. Jasper County Associate Court Judge Joseph Hensley presided over the firs... More>>

Missouri judge clarifies ruling on voter photo ID law

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If you registered to vote, you can vote in Missouri with or without identification. There had been some confusion after Senior Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan issued an injunction against a provision in the 2017 voter ID law. His ruling allows voters to use a secondary form of identification *without* signing a sworn statement. Some state officials said the ruling could create confusion for voters and local election authorities. Attorney General Josh Hawley's office a...

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Pittsburg Preps for Playoff Opener

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The Dragons are the #4 seed in the 4A East bracket and will host #12 Spring Hill on Friday night. 

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Local Veterans Look for Work

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Hubert Nicholson is a Vietnam veteran who just moved to Joplin from St. Louis, and he confident he's found a new career.

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Southwest Missouri Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened on October 22nd, 2018 around 10:20 p.m. south of Ginger Blue in McDonald County. Authorities say a Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling south on MO 59 when it drove off the roadway and overturned. The passenger, 51-year-old James M. Newby of Southwest City, MO, died at the scene. The driver was not injured. The report states that safety devices were not in use. More>>

Northeast Oklahoma Man Killed in Crash

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Authorities received the call of a single-vehicle crash on October 22nd, 2018, around 4:50 a.m. in Creek County, Oklahoma. It happened on the Turner Turnpike in the westbound lane about one mile west of Sapulpa, Oklahoma in Creek County (mile marker 214.5). According to the Oklahoma State Highway Patrol, Michael White was driving a tow truck when he swerved back and forth on the road, hitting both the right and left barrier walls, before rolling off the right of the highway. Troope...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-23 Video included

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Joplin police investigate a report of shots fired across the street from Joplin High School.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Quapaw Nation Announces New Elder Housing Units Video included

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Twenty new elder housing units are heading to the Quapaw Nation, thanks to assistance from a $750,000 federal grant. 

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Local Medical Worker Helps Out After Hurricane Michael Video included

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Bob Denton works in the ER at Freeman Hospital and, being from the area, he's familiar with natural disasters. "Here in Joplin, Missouri, when we had our tornado in 2011, I was very appreciative when the DMAT team showed up here in Joplin at 1:30 in the morning the next day. It's like, 'I'm glad to see ya.' And, you know, it was nice because it was many of the team members that I'd worked with before," explained Denton. Denton has been working with the Disaster Me... More>>

Shots Fired near Joplin School, Multiple in Custody Video included

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Joplin Police are at 23rd and Grand for reports of shots fired. According to Captain Trevor Duncan, authorities got a report of a male with a gun walking in the middle of the road. As officers were headed to the scene, Duncan says police received reports of multiple shots fired. Authorities have detained several people as they investigate what happened. No injuries have been reported at this time.

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How Local Districts In Missouri Use Lottery Funding Video included

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    The $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot has many rushing out to buy those tickets.  But, there's other ways to play the lottery, and in Missouri, that funding goes to education.     But, where is that money used, and how does it benefit local schools?  For districts across the state, they all get a portion of proceeds from Missouri lottery ticket sales.  That's any lottery ticket sold across the state.  Those funds, totaling ar... More>>

2.4 Million Taquitos Recalled, Salmonella & Listeria Concern

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A Texas company is recalling 2,490,593 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos that might be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The items were shipped to distributors nationwide. The ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos were produced from July 1 through Oct. 10, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos "Beef Taco & Cheese Taquitos" with a case code 86183 ...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-22 Video included

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Investigators are working to identify human remains found in a popular northeast Oklahoma recreation area.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Ribbon Cutting Christens New Campus Ministry Housing Video included

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As Michael Chang welcomes a group of eager visitors into his new home, he takes a moment to reflect on the work it took to get here. "It was kind of a hassle. We had like a bunch of ten people from different locations, and so we all kind of helped each other move in," explained Chang. That kind of teamwork is what this new student campus ministry housing is all about as Chang explains the purpose of Koinonia, a club at MSSU.  "We're a non-denominational mi... More>>

Fundraiser Kicks Off for T&D Donkey Rescue Video included

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Deanna Kafka has spent the past 25 years rescuing animals, and, in 2016, she made her passion a non-profit, dedicated to donkeys. "We have so many people that come out here and we hear it all the time saying that 'I had no idea how cool donkeys were,' or they had no idea how affectionate donkeys were," explained Kafka, founder of T&D Donkey Rescue. Kafka explains that working with these animals, who often come from neglected or abusive homes, has shaped her life. ... More>>

Memorial in Miami Celebrates and Remembers British Flyers Video included

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One-hundred years. That's how long the Royal Air Force has acted as the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.  Derek Farrell, Royal British Legion:"It's a huge celebration for us. The air force, being an island, the air force and the navy are our two most prominently known forces, and with world war two, it very much brought them into the spotlight." A ceremony, partly in celebration of that milestone, was held at the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Miam... More>>

Vendor Fair Offers Safe Trick-Or-Treat Video included

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Dozens of vendors gather in Galena, Kansas to sell their wares and give out candy to kids in the community at the local Elks Lodge. While the vendors meet here monthly, this event has a Halloween theme, and kids were invited to come out for a safe trick-or-treat while parents shopped. Items for sale ranged from baked goods to fall crafts and decorations. A raffle and pumpkin contest also added to the festivities. Officials say this is an opportunity to support local busine... More>>

One Carthage Neighborhood Makes Big Plans For Maple Leaf Video included

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    It's that time of year again, the fall smells, pumpkin spice everything, and most importantly, the annual Maple Leaf Parade in Carthage and for as much preparation that the city puts in for the big event, there's one neighborhood that puts in even more, for their friends, family, and in between.  Brandi Ensor and her friends put the final touches on the outdoor decorations along Grand Avenue.

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4 State Lotto Fever

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Typically, morning visitor's to Pete's in Carl Junction are there for coffee, but Friday was a bit different, all because of a billion dollar jackpot.

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  • Nixa, Missouri Man Sentenced for Child Porn

    Nixa, Missouri Man Sentenced for Child Porn

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-10-24 00:09:58 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nixa, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet. Jeffrey Scott Seaton, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 12 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Seaton to 10 years of supervised release following incarceration. On May 21, 2018, Seaton pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography. Seaton admitt...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nixa, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet. Jeffrey Scott Seaton, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 12 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Seaton to 10 years of supervised release following incarceration. On May 21, 2018, Seaton pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography. Seaton admitt...More >>
  • Missouri Dog Dies 14 Years After Surviving Gas Chamber

    Missouri Dog Dies 14 Years After Surviving Gas Chamber

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:33:38 GMT
          A dog that gained attention 14 years ago when he emerged alive from a Missouri gas chamber has died.       Quentin's death was announced by his owner, Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The mixed-breed dog had suffered a stroke.       Quentin was among eight dogs that were to be euthanized at the St. Louis pound's gas chamber in 2003. Quentin's owners surrendered him because they were moving to an apartment th...More >>
          A dog that gained attention 14 years ago when he emerged alive from a Missouri gas chamber has died.       Quentin's death was announced by his owner, Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The mixed-breed dog had suffered a stroke.       Quentin was among eight dogs that were to be euthanized at the St. Louis pound's gas chamber in 2003. Quentin's owners surrendered him because they were moving to an apartment th...More >>
  • Remains Of World War II Veteran Will Be Returned To Southeast Kansas

    Remains Of World War II Veteran Will Be Returned To Southeast Kansas

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:25:20 GMT
        The remains of an Arcadia Kansas soldier killed in World War II will be laid to rest in Fort Scott Wednesday.     The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of 33-year-old Army Pfc. Leslie E. Shankles are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.     Shankles remains were accounted for July 12. He was killed by enemy fire in October 1944 in Hurtgen Forest in Germany.     The agency says a l...More >>
        The remains of an Arcadia Kansas soldier killed in World War II will be laid to rest in Fort Scott Wednesday.     The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of 33-year-old Army Pfc. Leslie E. Shankles are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.     Shankles remains were accounted for July 12. He was killed by enemy fire in October 1944 in Hurtgen Forest in Germany.     The agency says a l...More >>
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  • Shots Fired near Joplin School, Multiple in Custody

    Shots Fired near Joplin School, Multiple in Custody

    Monday, October 22 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-10-22 23:58:40 GMT
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    Joplin Police are at 23rd and Grand for reports of shots fired. According to Captain Trevor Duncan, authorities got a report of a male with a gun walking in the middle of the road. As officers were headed to the scene, Duncan says police received reports of multiple shots fired. Authorities have detained several people as they investigate what happened. No injuries have been reported at this time.

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    Joplin Police are at 23rd and Grand for reports of shots fired. According to Captain Trevor Duncan, authorities got a report of a male with a gun walking in the middle of the road. As officers were headed to the scene, Duncan says police received reports of multiple shots fired. Authorities have detained several people as they investigate what happened. No injuries have been reported at this time.

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  • Missouri adds Class E felony for habitual DWI offenders

    Thursday, January 26 2017 5:46 PM EST2017-01-26 22:46:48 GMT
    Of the laws going into effect on January 1, habitual DWI offenders may now be subject to harsher penalties. The addition of a "Class E" felony shifts the law as it was, and clears up some existing inconsistencies. "They didn't change a lot of the requirements, honestly they didn't. They've titled out new ranges of punishment, now there's an E felony that we've never had to deal with before," attorney Roscoe H. Miller Jr. said. New Years Eve is a prime time to ta...More >>
    Of the laws going into effect on January 1, habitual DWI offenders may now be subject to harsher penalties. The addition of a "Class E" felony shifts the law as it was, and clears up some existing inconsistencies. "They didn't change a lot of the requirements, honestly they didn't. They've titled out new ranges of punishment, now there's an E felony that we've never had to deal with before," attorney Roscoe H. Miller Jr. said. New Years Eve is a prime time to ta...More >>
  • Ocean Adventures Offers New Place to Dive Into In Duquesne

    Ocean Adventures Offers New Place to Dive Into In Duquesne

    Monday, October 15 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-10-15 22:50:58 GMT
    A ribbon cutting is held for the Ocean Adventures indoor playground. The facility features several slides, mazes and obstacle courses, all surrounded by a pit filled with 80,000 balls. While the playground is geared toward children of walking age up to 12, all ages are invited to play, including adults. Admission is $5 Tuesday through Thursday and $6 on the weekend.  The owner says that an indoor park is a good idea for this area. "We felt like we wanted to ha...More >>
    A ribbon cutting is held for the Ocean Adventures indoor playground. The facility features several slides, mazes and obstacle courses, all surrounded by a pit filled with 80,000 balls. While the playground is geared toward children of walking age up to 12, all ages are invited to play, including adults. Admission is $5 Tuesday through Thursday and $6 on the weekend.  The owner says that an indoor park is a good idea for this area. "We felt like we wanted to ha...More >>
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  • Rain Chances to Watch By The Start of the Weekend

    Rain Chances to Watch By The Start of the Weekend

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-10-24 00:54:46 GMT
    We stay quiet for tonight and for your Wednesday. We may have cloud cover increase throughout the day on Wednesday, but the cloud cover is a sign that a wave out to the west will be working in. The brunt of the wave will interact with moisture in place and bring rain chances in for Thursday and Friday. The better shot for rain will set up shop here on Thursday. That will be followed by another quick wave out of the northwest with a few showers for Friday. With everything setting up th...More >>
    We stay quiet for tonight and for your Wednesday. We may have cloud cover increase throughout the day on Wednesday, but the cloud cover is a sign that a wave out to the west will be working in. The brunt of the wave will interact with moisture in place and bring rain chances in for Thursday and Friday. The better shot for rain will set up shop here on Thursday. That will be followed by another quick wave out of the northwest with a few showers for Friday. With everything setting up th...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - October 23rd

    A Look at the Tropics - October 23rd

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-10-23 20:14:52 GMT

    A look at the Tropics on this October 23rd continues to have activity favoring one basin over the other. In the Eastern Pacific, we have one tropical system fading away and another causing problems along the southwest Mexican coast. The strongest system on the board, Hurricane Willa, continues to hold on as a Category 3 Hurricane with sustained wind speeds of 120 mph and a minimum central pressure of 965 millibars. The 1 PM CDT Advisory last had Willa located 25 miles northwest of Las...

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    A look at the Tropics on this October 23rd continues to have activity favoring one basin over the other. In the Eastern Pacific, we have one tropical system fading away and another causing problems along the southwest Mexican coast. The strongest system on the board, Hurricane Willa, continues to hold on as a Category 3 Hurricane with sustained wind speeds of 120 mph and a minimum central pressure of 965 millibars. The 1 PM CDT Advisory last had Willa located 25 miles northwest of Las...

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  • Hurricane Willa downgraded to Cat 3, landfall this evening

    Hurricane Willa downgraded to Cat 3, landfall this evening

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-10-23 17:08:10 GMT
    Willa is expected to produce storm total rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with local amounts to 18 inches, across portions of western Mexico. This rainfall will cause life-threatening flash flooding and landslides.More >>
    Willa is expected to produce storm total rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with local amounts to 18 inches, across portions of western Mexico. This rainfall will cause life-threatening flash flooding and landslides.More >>

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