Quantcast

Joplin and Pittsburg area news, weather and sports - KOAM TV 7

Over Capacity Ottawa County Jail Inmate Population Video included

Updated:

Today Keisha Miller is taking care of court fines, next Friday she will return to jail to finish her sentence for drugs. She'll enter a jail that's already over capacity, more than a year after being sentenced. "I'm almost 11 months clean off of methamphetamine. When i got my charges a year and a half ago, i was doing really bad and i could have used that punishment right then" she says. The county jail's administrator says overcrowding is a safety a concern for the guards ... More>>

MORE TOP NEWS

Is More Specific Drug Overdose Death Data Worth the Cost? Video included

Updated:

"The opioid death rate in our state is 160 percent of the national average."  It might be much worse.

More>>

Potential Tuition Increase For Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

Updated:

Students may have to reach a little deeper in their wallets to pay for tuition next year at NO. "We are having to make some tough decisions. We're gonna request a tuition increase of about 5 dollars a credit hour, so that's gonna be about 250 dollars over the course of the year" says Public Information Coordinator, Jordan Adams. Not all students are comfortable with the potential tuition increase. "At first sight, it's not that much, yes I agree. But overall in the lo... More>>

Tick Illnesses

Updated:

The heat is here, meaning more people are headed to the great outdoors.     And with a mild winter, health officials expect a high number of ticks this year also bringing an increased risk of tick-borne illnesses. Billy Wade is a storm chaser, and nature photographer, so he spends the majority of his time, outside, in tick-prone areas. Wade: "I've never gotten sick, but I have had tick bites turn into infections, and, not staph or anything like that, but I've had l... More>>

Pressure Mounts to Close Gun Range Over Safety Concerns Video included

Updated:

Living out in the country includes more freedom.  It can also include more risk.

More>>

SWAT Demo Part of Upward Bound Summer School at Crowder College Video included

Updated:

 Upward Bound is giving high school students the chance to experience a variety of career opportunities from medicine to crime and punishment.
Two hundred fifty high school students are spending part of the summer at Crowder College in the program.

More>>

Joplin Business Success

Updated:

     "Everything Must Go" is a phrase many of us see or hear as retailers across the country face bankruptcy and store closures.      But for some in Joplin..it's a different story. Jones: "Having a loyal customer base has probably been our salvation, in this area." Ron Jones and his wife own the Radio Shack on Maiden Lane in Joplin. And in their case -- it's helpful to own their store, even if it's under a national franchise. That way... More>>

Missouri Senior Rx Program to Expire Video included

Updated:

A Missouri program that helps seniors pay for pharmaceuticals is about to end. The Missouri Senior  RX program coverage expires at the end of this month. For Virginia Knight that is not good news. 

More>>

Kansas Colleges & Universities Face Financial Fallout Ahead of New Conceal Carry Law Video included

Updated:

Here's a nonpartisan look at how a local college, and others, will have to deal with Kansas politics...

More>>

Two Sentenced Today For Taylor Thomas' Murder Video included

Updated:

20-year-old Taylor Thomas was shot and killed in October of 2014 during a robbery. Five people were charged in connection to his death. Monday's sentencings included Darius Rainey, who was convicted of first degree murder and will spend life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 25 years. Corbin spragg was also sentenced. He'll spend 27 and a half years in prison for second degree murder and aggravated kidnapping. We spoke with Spragg's uncle, Anthony Reed, who's... More>>

FEMA Letter Explanation

Updated:

Southwest Missouri flood victims who applied for federal assistance should expect a letter from FEMA. The agency wants applicants to know this letter is important to the application process and it could list needed documents from victims. 

More>>

No Air Conditioning Proves More Than Just a Minor Setback at Joplin Homeless Shelter Video included

Updated:

"They need their sleep so they can get out here and function to get new jobs."

More>>

Patriotic Memorial On Display

Updated:

Freedom, it's something that many of us take for granted.  But what we may forget, is the price of our freedom.  There's two brothers in Southwest Missouri working to change that. Duane: "We all take advantage of it, and we all go without thinking about it, because, it is our freedom, we don't have to worry, and we want to continue that way." Duane Swatosh and his brother Claire are both veterans. They love our country, and our history, and they're taking it on th... More>>

Father's day Car Show in Joplin Brings Hundreds Video included

Updated:

Blendville Christian Church in Joplin held it's third annual Father's Day Car Show. 27 cars were entered in the show bringing car show friends together. The event included a bake sale as a fundraiser for the church's nursery. Families came out to the church parking lot not only to compete, but enjoy some family time. Despite the light rain through out the day, over 250 people showed up to celebrate dads around the area. More>>

Riverton Power Plant Implosion

Updated:

    We move from falling trees -- to falling buildings!     This morning in Riverton, demolition crews brought down the former Empire power plant building and it's smoke stack.  People began lining up at 4:30 am in Riverton to witness something you don't get to see everyday. Crews from KCOM Demolition have been working for several weeks preparing the Empire District Electric Company's former Riverton power plant -- for demolition. Initially, the... More>>

South West Missouri Democrats Holds Raffle to Promote Petition to Drop "Right to Work" Act

Updated:

Democrats are getting active in Joplin and giving locals the chance to voice their opinion on the 'Right to Work Act" by signing the petition against it at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall. A barbeque, pie auction and raffle are all part of the event raising funds for the South West Missouri Democrats. Local Unions hosted the event for people to try and connect and make the changes they want to see in the labor force. "If we gather enough petitions... More>>

  • More local newsLocal & Regional NewsMore>>

  • Joplin 4th of July Celebration

    Joplin 4th of July Celebration

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:55:33 GMT

    The Joplin Parks and Recreation announces details for it's Independence Day Celebration. 

    More >>

    The Joplin Parks and Recreation announces details for it's Independence Day Celebration. 

    More >>
  • KDOT testing pavement next week in Crawford County

    KDOT testing pavement next week in Crawford County

    Thursday, June 22 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-06-22 17:48:55 GMT
    Starting Monday, June 26, and continuing through Thursday, June 29, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will run tests of pavement strength on several highways in Crawford County: K-146, from the Neosho-Crawford county line east to K-3; K-126, from U.S. 400 north and east to the Kansas-Missouri border; U.S. 69, from K-171/U.S. 400 north to U.S. 160 (Pittsburg bypass); K-7, from U.S. 400 north to the Crawford-Bourbon county line. The KDOT testing crew uses a device c...More >>
    Starting Monday, June 26, and continuing through Thursday, June 29, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will run tests of pavement strength on several highways in Crawford County: K-146, from the Neosho-Crawford county line east to K-3; K-126, from U.S. 400 north and east to the Kansas-Missouri border; U.S. 69, from K-171/U.S. 400 north to U.S. 160 (Pittsburg bypass); K-7, from U.S. 400 north to the Crawford-Bourbon county line. The KDOT testing crew uses a device c...More >>
  • Ozark Center Earns Accreditation from CARF International

    Ozark Center Earns Accreditation from CARF International

    Thursday, June 22 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-06-22 17:42:34 GMT
    Ozark Center, an entity of Freeman Health System, has once again earned a three-year accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body. Its mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process centered around enhancing the lives of the people served. Founded in 1966, CARF establishes consumer-focus standards to help organi...More >>
    Ozark Center, an entity of Freeman Health System, has once again earned a three-year accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body. Its mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process centered around enhancing the lives of the people served. Founded in 1966, CARF establishes consumer-focus standards to help organi...More >>
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 42 Animals Seized From Repeat Offender

    42 Animals Seized From Repeat Offender

    Monday, April 17 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-04-17 20:28:23 GMT
    Joplin Animal Control rescues 42 animals from the same home 16 malnourished pit bulls were recovered in October. More >>

    Joplin Animal Control rescues 42 animals from the same home 16 malnourished pit bulls were recovered in October.

    More >>
  • On Air Personalities

    On Air Personalities

    Dowe Quick | Executive Producer, Anchor Dowe Quick has been with KOAM News since October 1980. He has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting as well as numerous awards

    More >>

    Dowe Quick | Executive Producer, Anchor Dowe Quick has been with KOAM News since October 1980. He has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting as well as numerous awards

    More >>
  • Is More Specific Drug Overdose Death Data Worth the Cost?

    Is More Specific Drug Overdose Death Data Worth the Cost?

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:32:18 GMT

    "The opioid death rate in our state is 160 percent of the national average."  It might be much worse.

    More >>

    "The opioid death rate in our state is 160 percent of the national average."  It might be much worse.

    More >>
  • Top Sports Stories in the 4-StatesTop Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Former LCC Pitcher Drafted To San Diego

    Former LCC Pitcher Drafted To San Diego

    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-06-15 21:59:37 GMT
    Jeremy SmithJeremy Smith
    Former Labette Community College baseball pitcher, Jeremy Smith, was drafted on June 14 in the 2017 MLB draft in the 38th round by the San Diego Padres. Smith played for the Cardinals, under head coach Aaron Keal, in the spring of 2014 and 2015. He is the son of Jeremy and Tendeka Smith and a graduate of Bellaire High School. After attending LCC, he went on to play at Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford, OK. More >>
    Former Labette Community College baseball pitcher, Jeremy Smith, was drafted on June 14 in the 2017 MLB draft in the 38th round by the San Diego Padres. Smith played for the Cardinals, under head coach Aaron Keal, in the spring of 2014 and 2015. He is the son of Jeremy and Tendeka Smith and a graduate of Bellaire High School. After attending LCC, he went on to play at Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford, OK. More >>
  • Former PHS Pitcher Webb Drafted by Pirates

    Former PHS Pitcher Webb Drafted by Pirates

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-06-14 23:10:40 GMT

    He will sign with the Pirates, and pass on playing at K-State next season.

    More >>

    He will sign with the Pirates, and pass on playing at K-State next season.

    More >>
  • Summer sports camps bring keep campus busy

    Summer sports camps bring keep campus busy

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-06-06 21:14:12 GMT
    High School teams in the 2016 Football Team Camp practice in the Robert W. Plaster Center at Pittsburg State University.High School teams in the 2016 Football Team Camp practice in the Robert W. Plaster Center at Pittsburg State University.
    The last students from the spring semester had just packed up and moved out of Pittsburg State University’s residence halls when the hall staff began preparing the buildings for the thousands of new residents -- high school students who come to PSU to participate in a variety of athletic camps every June and July. This year, volleyball, baseball, softball, track and field, men’s and women’s basketball, and football will all hold camps for individual players, teams, ...More >>
    The last students from the spring semester had just packed up and moved out of Pittsburg State University’s residence halls when the hall staff began preparing the buildings for the thousands of new residents -- high school students who come to PSU to participate in a variety of athletic camps every June and July. This year, volleyball, baseball, softball, track and field, men’s and women’s basketball, and football will all hold camps for individual players, teams, ...More >>

EMAIL SIGNUP

  • CONNECT WITH US

Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.