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Missouri AG Fires Back at Duck Boat Court Filings Video included

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Missouri's Attorney General is firing back in court filings, arguing the court should not dismiss a lawsuit filed against the owner of Branson's "Ride the Ducks" attraction. Ripley Entertainment and Branson Duck Vehicles filed motions to dismiss the case or move it federal court. Hawley says those actions are designed to "hamper and delay the state's enforcement action" and to "thwart judicial review of their actions and evade any court order that would bar ... More>>

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New Playground Equipment Met with Mixed Feelings Video included

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As kids play on the new equipment at Leonard Park, Brittany High can't help but reminisce. "We would always come down here. I remember as a little kid always coming out here and playing, and then I've got nieces and nephews and they've all come out here and grown up here. My kids have grown up here," explained High, a Joplin mother. Over the past 15 years, High and her family members have been coming to Leonard Park for gatherings and fun, but she explains that this ne... More>>

Veterans Court Mentor Shortage Video included

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Sterling King is a United States veteran who's trouble with addiction led him to the Jasper County Veterans Court. It also led him to fellow veteran and his Veterans Court mentor, Ted Donaldson. 

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Cattle Theft, $5000 Reward in Crawford County, KS

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The Crawford County Sheriff's Office says nearly 30 head of cattle have been stolen from an area farm. On September 22nd, 2018, authorities responded to the area of south 520th Ave (Country Club Rd) and 205th Street about the theft of cattle. The cattle, belonging to Wood Farms, are 600 to 650 lbs, all black in color with some having white faces except one all red steer. Authorities say the cattle had yellow tags in the left ear and purple tags in the right ear. The the... More>>

Tenants Speak Out on Issues at Apartment Complex Video included

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Tenants of the Main Street Place Lofts apartments say issues at the building aren't getting the attention they should -- but the building manager says there isn't anything she can do.  Colby Cash and his girlfriend Shaimin have lived in the Main Street Place Lofts for almost two years. Colby Cash, Concerned Tenant:"It seemed like a nice place to live when we first came here." But since then.. he's noticed some issues that he says aren't getting addressed. ... More>>

Crash Claims Life of Missouri Man

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The crash happened around 7:25 a.m. on September 24th, 2018 in McDonald County, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Billy Penn was driving a Dodge Neon north on Route E, about five miles south of Powell, when he crossed the center line and hit a GMC Sierra head-on. Penn, of California, Missouri, died at the scene. The 57-year-old driver of the GMC had minor injuries. More>>

Plea Deal in Joplin's ER Bar Break-In

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A 19-year-old pleaded guilty today (Sept. 24, 2018) to second degree burglary after breaking into a Joplin bar. On December 18th, 2017, Joplin Police responded to Equality Rocks Bar (532 S. Joplin) for a motion alarm from inside the business. Authorities say an officer heard banging from inside the business as other officers arrived and surrounded the building. Police say they continued to hear banging and glass break. The suspect, Dezmin Cunningham, then appeared at the south d... More>>

Carthage Man Dies from Injuries Suffered in Crash

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened on September 18th, 2018 around 7:30 a.m. about 1/2 mile east of Carthage. According to the report, 66-year-old Mark Brewer was driving a Toyota Camry on E.Chestnut St. when he rear-ended a John Deer tractor. The tractor ran off the right side of the roadway. Brewer was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where he died from his injuries on September 21st. Brewer's passenger, Julie Winter, was taken to Mercy Hospita...

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Gorillas Crack Top-10 in National Rankings

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Pitt State has moved up to #10 in the latest national rankings. The Gorillas are 4-0 and are now the highest ranked team in the MIAA. 

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Bond Reduction Denied, Trial Date Changed in Road Rage Case Video included

Christopher Montz in Court, August 2nd, 2018 Christopher Montz in Court, August 2nd, 2018
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A judge denies bond reduction for a 22-year-old charged with first degree murder in a Joplin, Missouri road rage case. The attorney for Christopher D. Montz appeared in court today, September 24th, 2018. Judge Dean Dankelson ruled that Montz's bond conditions will remain the same and that the suspect will be allowed to wear civilian clothing at all hearings. Both parties, today, agreed to move the Jury Trial from April to July 8th, 2018. The crime happened on June 9th, 2018 a...

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Local Girl Scout Camp to Close, Friends Propose Different Option

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The Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland says the Mintahama Program Center in Jasper County, Missouri will close on December 16th, 2018. The GSMH made the decision after a property review on all their camps. In 2013, the girl scouts almost voted to sell the camp after a similar process, but it was averted after volunteers created the Friends of Camp Mintahama group to help improve conditions. (Related Story: Uncertainties for Girl Scout Camp Raise Concerns) On September 21st...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 9-24 Video included

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Fredrickson Farms, well-known for its pumpkins, mums and hay rides, closes its doors for the season.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Wedding Expo Video included

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    It's the most wonderful time of the year...if you're a bride to be that is.     Wedding expo season is kicking off across the area, including in Joplin - at the Elks Lodge 501 venue.     Brides were able to speak with a variety of wedding vendors to get things ready for their big day.     Organizers say events like this are a way to make a stressful time a little easier. Josh Shackles, Bridal Bliss Owner:  "Really w... More>>

Fredrickson Farms Closes Doors for Season Video included

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This field would normally be full of pumpkins, ripe for the picking, but this year, things are different. "People call and they're just like, 'Well, I just need one pumpkin.' And I'm like, 'I have zero pumpkins.' You know, it's hard to understand that I just, I didn't do it at all," explained Tami Fredrickson with Fredrickson Farms. And that's because for the past 21 years, the Fredrickson's have grown thousands of pumpkins and have come to be known for their seasonal ... More>>

#15 Pitt State Tops UNK, Takes Over 1st Place in MIAA Video included

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With Northwest Missouri's loss to UCO Saturday, the Gorillas are the only undefeated team in the league through four weeks of the season. 

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Team Hope Walk Raises Funds for Research Video included

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Darrin Henry has a personal connection to Huntington's disease, a fatal genetic disorder that causes brain cell deterioration, because his family is impacted by it. "My wife was affected by Huntington's disease for 22 years. She just passed away two weeks ago, and my daughter has Huntington's disease as well," said Henry, Team Hope Walk Coordinator. He wants people to remember his wife, Kelly, and to raise awareness for the disease that took her life. "It's a r... More>>

Bluegrass Festival Swings into Action Video included

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A big crowd checks out the 21st Annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival held in Center Creek Park. In addition to a day filled with bluegrass music from multiple bands, folks could enjoy food and crafts from a wide array of vendors. The event also featured a car show with many unique vehicles. Gary Stubblefield with the Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce says that this event was created by the late Jim Wisdom, a former mayor. He wanted to show off this park and maybe b... More>>

Missouri Southern, UMKC, Cancel Dental School Project Video included

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Officials at Missouri Southern State University announce they are abandoning plans to bring a dental school to the campus.  A dream that's been in the works since 2010 has officially come to an end.   Missouri Southern State University and the University of Missouri Kansas City have abandoned plans to open a dental school on campus at Missouri Southern.  In a statement sent to KOAM and Fox 14, MSSU President Alan marble said, "The dental school pa... More>>

Wyandotte Nation Searches for New Police Chief Video included

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The Wyandotte Nation is searching for the next Chief of Police, according to the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma. Ken Murphy has resigned his position as Chief of Police of the Wyandotte Nation Tribal Police Department (WNTPD) after serving in the position for nine years. Officer Faron Lee, who has served with the department for eleven years, will serve as Interim Police Chief.

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President Trump Speaks at Rally in Springfield, MO Video included

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President Trump is scheduled to arrive at Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri at 4:45 PM CDT on September 21st, 2018. He's set to participate in a roundtable with supporters around 5:30 p.m. (closed press). Following the roundtable, the President will hold a "Make America Great Again Rally" at the JQH Arena at 6:30 PM CDT (685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway). KOAM and FOX14 will live stream the rally on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koamfox14/ Twee...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 9-21 Video included

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A 26-year old woman took her own life after shooting co-workers at a Rite-Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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Deputies make arrest after SUV crashes through fences, gates

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The Jasper County incident involved different properties on Black Cat Road and Malang Road.

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#15 Pitt State Looks for 4-0 Start vs. Kearney

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The Pitt State defense will have a tough test against the only team in the MIAA averaging 300+ rushing yards per game. 

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Monett Schools Among Healthiest in Nation

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Three schools in Monett, Missouri are on the 2018 list of America's Healthiest Schools. 

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Child in Hospital, Man Charged with Aggravated Endangerment

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On September 13th, 2018, Children's Mercy Hospital contacted the Iola Police Department about a child with head injuries. Police executed a search warrant at the child's home on McGuire Dr. in Iola, Kansas with assistance from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Authorities say after investigating, an arrest warrant was issued for 25-year-old Darious Travawn Orr for aggravated battery, aggravated endangering a child, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He&... More>>

Officials: McDonald's worker tainted deputy's drink

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Investigators say the restaurant worker put a peroxide-based cleaner in the deputy's drink.

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    Monday, September 24 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-09-25 00:26:55 GMT

    They are seeking the public's help in naming the flavors.

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  • Six Flags St. Louis offers perks for customer coffin time

    Monday, September 24 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-09-25 00:24:20 GMT

    All you have to do is spend 30 hours in a coffin.

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    All you have to do is spend 30 hours in a coffin.

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  • A Look at the Tropics - September 24th

    A Look at the Tropics - September 24th

    Monday, September 24 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-09-24 22:56:49 GMT
    A look at the Tropics on this September 24th has quite a bit of potential activity brewing in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Starting out in the Pacific, we have an area marked in red starting 300 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico. That represents an area of low pressure with increasingly organized rain and t-storm activity. With environmental conditions still favorable for continued development, that could become a tropical depression within the next few days. The odds of that happen...More >>
    A look at the Tropics on this September 24th has quite a bit of potential activity brewing in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Starting out in the Pacific, we have an area marked in red starting 300 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico. That represents an area of low pressure with increasingly organized rain and t-storm activity. With environmental conditions still favorable for continued development, that could become a tropical depression within the next few days. The odds of that happen...More >>
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  • Crash Claims Life of Missouri Man

    Crash Claims Life of Missouri Man

    Monday, September 24 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-09-24 22:40:47 GMT
    The crash happened around 7:25 a.m. on September 24th, 2018 in McDonald County, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Billy Penn was driving a Dodge Neon north on Route E, about five miles south of Powell, when he crossed the center line and hit a GMC Sierra head-on. Penn, of California, Missouri, died at the scene. The 57-year-old driver of the GMC had minor injuries.More >>
    The crash happened around 7:25 a.m. on September 24th, 2018 in McDonald County, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Billy Penn was driving a Dodge Neon north on Route E, about five miles south of Powell, when he crossed the center line and hit a GMC Sierra head-on. Penn, of California, Missouri, died at the scene. The 57-year-old driver of the GMC had minor injuries.More >>
  • Cattle Theft, $5000 Reward in Crawford County, KS

    Cattle Theft, $5000 Reward in Crawford County, KS

    Monday, September 24 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-09-24 23:39:19 GMT
    The Crawford County Sheriff's Office says nearly 30 head of cattle have been stolen from an area farm. On September 22nd, 2018, authorities responded to the area of south 520th Ave (Country Club Rd) and 205th Street about the theft of cattle. The cattle, belonging to Wood Farms, are 600 to 650 lbs, all black in color with some having white faces except one all red steer. Authorities say the cattle had yellow tags in the left ear and purple tags in the right ear. The the...More >>
    The Crawford County Sheriff's Office says nearly 30 head of cattle have been stolen from an area farm. On September 22nd, 2018, authorities responded to the area of south 520th Ave (Country Club Rd) and 205th Street about the theft of cattle. The cattle, belonging to Wood Farms, are 600 to 650 lbs, all black in color with some having white faces except one all red steer. Authorities say the cattle had yellow tags in the left ear and purple tags in the right ear. The the...More >>
  • Bond Reduction Denied, Trial Date Changed in Road Rage Case

    Bond Reduction Denied, Trial Date Changed in Road Rage Case

    Monday, September 24 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-09-24 20:05:06 GMT
    Christopher Montz in Court, August 2nd, 2018Christopher Montz in Court, August 2nd, 2018

    A judge denies bond reduction for a 22-year-old charged with first degree murder in a Joplin, Missouri road rage case. The attorney for Christopher D. Montz appeared in court today, September 24th, 2018. Judge Dean Dankelson ruled that Montz's bond conditions will remain the same and that the suspect will be allowed to wear civilian clothing at all hearings. Both parties, today, agreed to move the Jury Trial from April to July 8th, 2018. The crime happened on June 9th, 2018 a...

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    A judge denies bond reduction for a 22-year-old charged with first degree murder in a Joplin, Missouri road rage case. The attorney for Christopher D. Montz appeared in court today, September 24th, 2018. Judge Dean Dankelson ruled that Montz's bond conditions will remain the same and that the suspect will be allowed to wear civilian clothing at all hearings. Both parties, today, agreed to move the Jury Trial from April to July 8th, 2018. The crime happened on June 9th, 2018 a...

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