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

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

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

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Home Invasion Sentencing

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

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Neosho Holiday Fair

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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

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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

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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

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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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City of Pittsburg Officially Opens Burn Site

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The site is located about a mile and a half east of Rouse Street on Quincy. It was open today from eight to noon, dozens of residents made use of the facility. Limbs, leafs, and untreated lumber are welcome for drop off, however, officials warn that trash, bulky items, and treated lumber cannot be brought to the site. City officials say with all the dry weather, it's safer to have this location, than risk back yard fires spreading. "The kinda, help your neighbor has been kind... More>>

Disaster Relief Training

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Volunteers for the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Group got together for special training, Saturday. 

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Basket Brigade

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Volunteers from the Newton County Food Basket Brigade collected food items from the steps of Neosho residents homes Saturday morning. 

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New Information Released In Pitt State Employee Arrest

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

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International Nativity Scene Tour

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The Pittsburg Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has brought back it's international nativity tour after last year's display was a big hit.

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City of Pittsburg, Chamber of Commerce, and Pitt State Continue Their Partnership Video included

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"You know, this is what I'm looking at in terms of an area I want to go with an expansion or research and development. Do you know who I can work with at PSU? Or I can talk to PSU and they can let me know 'Hey I think you can benefit from this program..the city has some matching funds for that..that kind of thing" Todd Allison explains the network of connections he has with the partnership with the City, Chamber and University. Allison owns Progressive Pr...

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Teen to be Tried as Adult Video included

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An Oklahoma teen will now stand trial for murder as an adult. Koalten Orr was 14-years-old when police say he went to the Vinita Police Department and told officers he killed his father's fiancé, 38-year-old Laura Beth Hendrix. According to court documents, on August 22, 2016, Orr showed up at the police department and when an officer came up to him he stood up, said he needed a hug, and then admitted to shooting his stepmother. According the arrest affidavit, Orr told police... More>>

Joplin Police Continue Search for Whoville Destroyers Video included

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All the Who's in Whoville have been defeated.

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KOAM NEWS TO KNOW 12-8 Video included

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CHILD ABUSE DEATH A second degree murder charge is filed against a man who police say got into a dispute with a child over pajamas.  Investigators say an autopsy report showed Jayda Kyle suffered a head injury.  Police say the suspect in this case was the boyfriend of this child's mother.  Investigators say Vaden threw Jayda to her bed, then floor twice over a nonspecific time period, causing Jayda to hit her head on the floor. HISTORIC BIG BRUTUS There's big ne... More>>

The Future Is Looking Brighter For Joplin's Memorial Hall

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

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Big News for Big Brutus

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For decades, Big Brutus has been making a big impression on Southeast Kansas. 

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

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

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-7 Video included

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JOPLIN BASEBALL        The City of Joplin has taken the next step to bringing a professional baseball team back to Joe Becker Stadium.  A special city council work session was held last night to discuss the lease proposal and potential conflicts with the Joplin Sports Authority with the Ventura Sports Group.  City staff expects to have a lease drawn up in about two weeks to present to the council for a formal vote. NET NEUTRALITY S... More>>

Cat Comes Home Video included

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Christmas came early for Vicky and her family after PSU reunited them with their lost cat.

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Tenant Warns of Alleged Safety Issues at Downtown Joplin Loft Complex

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

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Child Abuse Leads to Death

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

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

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

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

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

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-6 Video included

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EAGLE PICHER FOR SALE A fixture in the Joplin community for more than 100 years is up for sale. A human resources representative for Eagle Picher Technologies confirmed the news to KOAM on Tuesday.  The company, which is owned by Vectra, formerly OM Group, has about 700 workers at its facilities in Joplin, Pittsburg and Seneca.  Since June of 2016, 260 employees have been let go. JOPLIN STABBING Joplin police are investigating a stabbing that happened late Monday nig... More>>

New Signs On Main Street Raising Concerns, Confusion Video included

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

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Officials Deal With Conflict Over Cameras in New Bourbon County Jail Video included

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Bourbon County officials meet today for the first time to discuss issues over the new jail's camera system and the several miscommunications between groups in charge of building the new facility. "What they should have said.."okay Sheriff. Here's the camera placement..now..all the cameras are not going to have microphones" says Sheriff Bill Martin. The sheriff explains the miscommunication that happened between the architecture group and himself. He assumed that when ... More>>

Former Jasper School District Worker Target of Fraud Investigation Video included

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

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

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

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-5 Video included

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LIBRARY DONATION The Missouri Southern Foundation now owns the former Joplin Public Library building at 300 South Main Street.  At last night's council meeting the city officially donated the building to the foundation for development as an academic center.  University officials estimate renovation costs at around $8 to $10 Million dollars. CHRISTMAS TREE SHORTAGE The national Christmas tree shortage has hit the 4-States.  The National Christmas Tree Association... More>>

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  • Church Delivers Christmas Cards To Community Members

    Church Delivers Christmas Cards To Community Members

    Sunday, December 10 2017 8:25 PM EST2017-12-11 01:25:36 GMT
    A church in Spring City spent the afternoon spreading Christmas cheer. The Spring City Baptist Church went door-to-door handing out Christmas cards and wishing community members a merry Christmas. It wasn't about recruiting new members however, the pastor says the purpose of the event is to help build an important relationship between Spring City Baptist Church and its neighbors. Pastor John Mitchell says, "Well we hope to just project a good witness to the community. Somet...More >>
    A church in Spring City spent the afternoon spreading Christmas cheer. The Spring City Baptist Church went door-to-door handing out Christmas cards and wishing community members a merry Christmas. It wasn't about recruiting new members however, the pastor says the purpose of the event is to help build an important relationship between Spring City Baptist Church and its neighbors. Pastor John Mitchell says, "Well we hope to just project a good witness to the community. Somet...More >>
  • Animal Shelter Auctions Off Desserts To Pay For Supplies

    Animal Shelter Auctions Off Desserts To Pay For Supplies

    Saturday, December 9 2017 8:58 PM EST2017-12-10 01:58:41 GMT
    Second Chance Pet Rescue in Grove, Oklahoma held their annual fundraiser this morning. The animal shelter auctioned off cakes, pies, and other desserts for as much as $400. If that's too "rich" for your blood - they also sold a country style breakfast for just $7. The event traditionally has been successful -- raking in about $13,000 each year. Organizers say that success is due to the close relationship the shelter has with the community. Shelter volunteer Carol ...More >>
    Second Chance Pet Rescue in Grove, Oklahoma held their annual fundraiser this morning. The animal shelter auctioned off cakes, pies, and other desserts for as much as $400. If that's too "rich" for your blood - they also sold a country style breakfast for just $7. The event traditionally has been successful -- raking in about $13,000 each year. Organizers say that success is due to the close relationship the shelter has with the community. Shelter volunteer Carol ...More >>
  • Joplin Women Learn How To Take Care Of Their Hearts

    Joplin Women Learn How To Take Care Of Their Hearts

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-12-09 03:19:27 GMT
    The Roxy Event Center was the site of a heart healthy lunch and silent auction emceed by KOAM's own Lisa Oliges. Go Red For Women was sponsored by the Freeman Health System to raise money against cardiovascular disease. The event was also a learning opportunity for women, teaching them about how to take care of their own hearts as well as the hearts of others. Go Red For Women Chair Jana Smith says, "We can support one another we can learn CPR. So if you are with ...More >>
    The Roxy Event Center was the site of a heart healthy lunch and silent auction emceed by KOAM's own Lisa Oliges. Go Red For Women was sponsored by the Freeman Health System to raise money against cardiovascular disease. The event was also a learning opportunity for women, teaching them about how to take care of their own hearts as well as the hearts of others. Go Red For Women Chair Jana Smith says, "We can support one another we can learn CPR. So if you are with ...More >>
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  • Police: Argument Over Pajamas Leads to Three-Year-Old Child's Death

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

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

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

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  • PSU Employees Arrested

    PSU Employees Arrested

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

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

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

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  • McPherson has Game-High 18 Points in PSU's Win Against Lincoln

    McPherson has Game-High 18 Points in PSU's Win Against Lincoln

    Saturday, December 9 2017 10:23 PM EST2017-12-10 03:23:37 GMT

    Pitt State gets back on track with two-straight MIAA wins.

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    Pitt State gets back on track with two-straight MIAA wins.

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