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Oklahoma at the Front Lines of Opioid Abuse

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The opioid epidemic continues to claim thousands of lives in the United States. And Oklahoma is on the front line. A recent report released by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration" says Oklahoma has the highest percentage of people who use prescription pain relievers for non medical reasons. State officials like the attorney general are working on ways to combat this issue. Attorney General Mike Hunter says that drug manufacturers are misleading ...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-15-17 Video included

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WORKERS COMP RATES Missouri's Department of Insurance recommends a drop in what businesses pay for workers compensation next year.  The department, which regulates the insurance industry in Missouri,  is calling for a three percent cut.  A department official says premiums are stable due to a growing economy and more jobs.  2018 could be the fourth straight year workers comp rates have dropped. EMERGENCY TRAINING Missouri Southern's Department of Emergency ... More>>

It's Christmas In Crawford County For 700 Families Video included

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     Through the efforts of Wesley House in Pittsburg...the Pittsburg Salvation Army...and our ToyBox Campaign...700 families are receiving a Christmas they never thought they could. Volunteers un box the goods... And prep their teams for the mass of people coming in for an early Christmas.

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Missouri Insurance Regulator Recommends Decreased Workers' Comp Rates Video included

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A four percent decrease in workers' compensation costs took effect in August, so this could be the fourth straight year workers' compensation rates have dropped.

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Missouri Ranks 49th in State Spending on Tobacco Prevention Programs Video included

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    According to a new report released Wednesday by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, not one state is spending what the Centers for Disease Control recommends on tobacco prevention programs.     Missouri was the worst of the four state area ranked 49th.

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WILDCAT WEDNESDAY- Appreciation Award

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On Wednesday night, K-State Research and Extension Director, Mandy Marney and Governing Board Member Dan Mosier presented KOAM's Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip with an appreciate award. Every other Wednesday the KOAM Morning News features the four county district's extension agents in a Wildcat Wednesday segment.  For more information on the Wildcat District and the programs they encompass, click here.

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-14-17 Video included

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DRUGS AND GUNS Law enforcement officials say a drug bust in Joplin further shows a growing trend of guns also confiscated.  Law enforcement say they confiscated 96 grams of meth along with a gun, nine-thousand dollars, and items used to make meth.  A member of the drug enforcement team says more drug cases recently have also included gun seizures.  Authorities have charged Autumn Taylor in connection with the bust. PITTSBURG ADDICTION CENTER The Crawford County ... More>>

New Addiction Treatment Center Coming to Pittsburg

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Currently, the intersection of 30th and Michigan in Pittsburg is just a vacant lot. But it's also the upcoming site of the city's next addiction treatment facility. 

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Joplin Police Department Needs Your Help In Online Campaign

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     The Joplin Police Department needs your help with its K9 program.      And all you have to do is mention the department on Facebook.      There's actually more. Officer Adam Brannin says "Working a dog, in my opinion, is the best job in the police department."

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Drug Task Force Notices Growing Trend of Guns With Local Dealers Video included

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"I just think you're going to see more and more violence occurring..."

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Shoppers Tout Benefits of Healthy Eating & Organic Food at Natural Grocers Opening Video included

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     Hundreds of people stood in line this morning outside the new Natural Grocers store in Joplin for its grand opening. After a ribbon cutting, each shopper was given a bag with gift items.     

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Natural Grocers Gets Long Line of Customers at Grand Opening Video included

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Natural Grocers had shoppers lined up around the building for its grand opening today. Some came out for a chance at free groceries but many shoppers say they've seen the benefits of healthy eating and even choosing organic foods. Tonight at six Lisa Olliges talks to shoppers. And we hear from a  local nutrition expert about the benefits of eating healthy and where to find healthy foods.  More>>

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-13-17 Video included

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FARMERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS Representatives from Missouri's Democratic party visit Joplin to discuss planned legislation for farmers.  Democrats have called their legislation the "Farmers’ Bill of Rights," and it includes three components.  One of them is the "right to rural opportunity."  Representatives from Missouri's Republican party issued a statement to KOAM and the statement did not address specific parts of the proposed legislation... More>>

Missouri Democrats Propose "Farmer's Bill of Rights" During Joplin Visit

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Democrats hope to introduce this farming legislation to the Capitol in January.  

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Family in Need to Get Help from Toybox and Salvation Army Video included

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We often say Christmas is for kids but that also includes teens and even they enjoy gifts.       A Carterville couple is working hard to make ends meet but the family will need help from the KOAM-TV Toybox  and the Salvation Army.  

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-12-17 Video included

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LAW ENFORCEMENT TECH     Emergency responders in Newton County, Missouri hope a new software program will make their jobs more efficient and safer.              The new software will be installed at Newton County's Central Dispatch, and emergency officials hope to have the new software within the next year.     The new software will enable officers to cross-check information, with every ...

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Bid Process Delayed For Pittsburg Community Middle School

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     Pittsburg School Board members met tonight to discuss bond projects.      One of them the one for the middle school.      The plan had been to be into the bid-accepting phase of things by now.   But that isn't the case, just yet.

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Four States Only Bar Oriented Towards the LGBTQ+ Community to Close Down After the New Year

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Heather works at Hackett Hot Wings by day. On weekends, her and her friends from the LGBTQ+ community hit up Equality Rocks to have a good time, and more importantly for a time to be themselves. "I would go there to the drag show with my friends. It was just a fun place to go to people in the gay community, my community we would be able to get together and have a good time. We felt like we had a safe place in Joplin to do that" says Heather. "The biggest thing is...

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New Software for Emergency Responders Coming to Newton County Video included

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All of this technology centers around making sure keeping emergency responders safe never gets outdated.

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-11-17 Video included

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PSU PROFESSORS ARRESTED Two PSU employees are on administrative leave, after they were arrested accused of making an illegal video recording of a nude person.  Police say 47-year old Peter Rosen and 39-year old Barry Wilson illegally made the video.  The two suspects are Pitt State employees.  Rosen is an Associate Professor and Chair of Accounting and Computer Information Systems, and Wilson an Associate Professor and Chair of Graphics and Imaging Technology.  ...

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Bake Sale Benefits Rapha House

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

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Neosho Holiday Fair Video included

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As Christmas gets closer, holiday fairs are popping up all over the four states!

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Oronogo Burglary Arrest Could Solve Other Crimes Video included

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

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Canned Food Drive Video included

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Some teens and preteens don't have charity at the top of their minds, but that isn't the case for seventh grader Carlee Patterson of Neosho. 

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Two Vernon County Jail Escapees Back in Custody Video included

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It's a seemingly quiet day ay the Vernon County Sheriff's Office but early on Sunday, it was the sight of a jail break. The sheriff said on the department's Facebook page that 24-year-old Timothy McCullick who's serving time for forgery and 29-year-old Christopher Purgerson who's serving time for burglary and forgery, escaped by breaking through a metal ceiling in the bathroom. Then, crawling through an air duct. And finally, kicking out the side of an air conditioning...

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  • Weekend event to draw professionals from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma

    Weekend event to draw professionals from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma

    Friday, December 15 2017 4:39 PM EST2017-12-15 21:39:28 GMT
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    For the fifth year, Pittsburg State and the City are partnering on providing area plumbers and HVAC professionals with continuing education necessary for their licensure. This year's event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Kansas Technology Center, 909 E. Ford, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  Hosted by the PSU School of Construction and the Kansas Center for Construction Advancement, it will enable individuals in the ...More >>
    For the fifth year, Pittsburg State and the City are partnering on providing area plumbers and HVAC professionals with continuing education necessary for their licensure. This year's event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Kansas Technology Center, 909 E. Ford, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  Hosted by the PSU School of Construction and the Kansas Center for Construction Advancement, it will enable individuals in the ...More >>
  • Carthage Fire Department Wins Annual Contest Against Police Department

    Carthage Fire Department Wins Annual Contest Against Police Department

    Carthage Fire Department Wins Annual Contest Against Police Department

    Friday, December 15 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-12-15 21:16:58 GMT
    For another year, members of the Carthage Fire Department out raised members of the Carthage Police Department as both took part in a friendly competition to help out the Salvation Army. The contest on Thursday took place outside the Walmart in Carthage. Both departments rang the bell to raise money for the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign. In the end, CFD brought in $1,105.92 while CPD raised $1,051.79. More >>
    For another year, members of the Carthage Fire Department out raised members of the Carthage Police Department as both took part in a friendly competition to help out the Salvation Army. The contest on Thursday took place outside the Walmart in Carthage. Both departments rang the bell to raise money for the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign. In the end, CFD brought in $1,105.92 while CPD raised $1,051.79. More >>
  • Monnet Casey's General Store Robbed; Police Looking for Public's Help - courtesty of Monett Police Department

    Monnet Casey's General Store Robbed; Police Looking for Public's Help - courtesty of Monett Police Department

    Monnet Casey's General Store Robbed; Police Looking for Public's Help - courtesty of Monett Police Department

    Friday, December 15 2017 4:08 PM EST2017-12-15 21:08:48 GMT
    On Thursday evening 12-14-2017 at approximately 10:09 PM, a male subject entered the Casey's General Store at 1601 E. Cleveland and demanded money leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white male 6' to 6-3' mid 30's, heavy set 250-280 lbs, with short dark hair and beard. The suspect was wearing a grey jacket, dark stocking cap with a bill and blue jeans. The suspect was seen leaving south on 16th St. in a dark colored small 4dr vehicle. Cameras in t...More >>
    On Thursday evening 12-14-2017 at approximately 10:09 PM, a male subject entered the Casey's General Store at 1601 E. Cleveland and demanded money leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white male 6' to 6-3' mid 30's, heavy set 250-280 lbs, with short dark hair and beard. The suspect was wearing a grey jacket, dark stocking cap with a bill and blue jeans. The suspect was seen leaving south on 16th St. in a dark colored small 4dr vehicle. Cameras in t...More >>
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  • Authorities Evacuate Fredonia Neighborhood Searching For Suspect

    Authorities Evacuate Fredonia Neighborhood Searching For Suspect

    Thursday, December 14 2017 1:10 PM EST2017-12-14 18:10:11 GMT

    Wilson County Sheriff's Office is looking for man involved in a domestic violence incident.  According to Wilson County Sheriff's Office authorities received a report about a domestic violence incident inside a vehicle around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. The incident began in Montgomery County traveling into Wilson County.   Investigators report a vehicle driving through a county roundabout was involved in domestic assault.  Witnesses state a...

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    Wilson County Sheriff's Office is looking for man involved in a domestic violence incident.  According to Wilson County Sheriff's Office authorities received a report about a domestic violence incident inside a vehicle around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. The incident began in Montgomery County traveling into Wilson County.   Investigators report a vehicle driving through a county roundabout was involved in domestic assault.  Witnesses state a...

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  • Drug Task Force Notices Growing Trend of Guns With Local Dealers

    Drug Task Force Notices Growing Trend of Guns With Local Dealers

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:57 PM EST2017-12-13 23:57:17 GMT

    "I just think you're going to see more and more violence occurring..."

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