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Mike Nelson's phone has been ringing often. Clients and contacts have been reaching out to the Oklahoma firearms instructor, asking questions about the change to the SDA training certificates.  More>>

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The semi-annual homeless count is underway; Homeless coalition offers project connect Video included

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The homeless coalition works to get a count of those without permanent homes and in the process hopes to link them with needed services. The effort is called Project Homeless Connect. More>>

Law Enforcement in Vernon County Launch Fugitive Task Force Video included

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Areas in Vernon County are seeing a decrease in the number of wanted fugitives in the area, and that's all thanks to a newly formed group of officers aiming to put the bad guys behind bars. More>>

Galena city council emergency meeting

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An emergency meeting is underway right now at the Galena city hall concerning a landfill and possible open meetings violations.the city council is coming together to discuss rescending their decision to move forward with a landfill until residents can have more input.the council will also make a statement regarding alleged open meetings violations.Residents near the proposed site have complained the plans for the landfill came without public discussion and didn't follow the law.KOAM will brin... More>>

Shrine Bowl participants arrive at Pittsburg State University

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 Kansas Shrine Bowl band members arrived today and the football players will arrive tomorrow at Pittsburg State University.

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Carthage residents to vote on $6 million bond issue to upgrade city's wastewater treatment plant Video included

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Next month, Carthage residents will vote on a $6 million bond issue to upgrade the city's wastewater treatment plant. More>>

Equipment for new Joplin safety training center soon to arrive Video included

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The new center will include a driving course for training police and firefighters. More>>

Ft. Scott Candidate Forum

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The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Election Candidates’ Forum tonight, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Danny Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center in the auditorium. More>>

Project Homeless Connect

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The Homeless Coalition of Jasper and Newton Counties will host a Project Homeless Connect event on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. This one stop shop event is for persons and families who are experiencing homelessness. More>>

Developers say proposed Main Street TIF district would bring more business to Joplin Video included

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Tonight the Joplin City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance for a proposed TIF district on South Main Street, which developers say would bring business to an area that otherwise could not be developed due to poor land quality. More>>

Four-state residents voice concern over possible lack of drivers education in schools Video included

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John Varsolona is in the business of prevention. He teaches drivers education to students seeking their licenses. Business is good, he says, especially because many schools have cut back on drivers education programs due to budget restrictions.  More>>

City of Joplin could soon start flood plain buyouts Video included

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The City of Joplin tells us all of these properties fit the category of a flood plain, defined by the Army Corps of Engineers. More>>

Pittsburg, KS. - Home Intrusion & Shooting

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On the morning of July 19, 2014 at 4:32 a.m., Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 100 block of South 250 Street regarding a reported home intrusion. 
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Miners Hall Museum displays the history of Southeast Kansas sports Video included

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The museum exhibit is called The Thrill of the Game: Sporting Traditions in Southeast Kansas. More>>

Complaints against City of Galena result in Cherokee County Attorney's Office investigation Video included

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The Cherokee County Attorney's Office is investigating the City of Galena after complaints have been filed that the city violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act when selecting a location for the city's potential landfill.City officials argue no such violation occurred. More>>

More than 130 Vietnam veterans receive long awaited recognition at Chanute, KS ceremony Video included

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39 years later, Kansas Vietnam veterans finally receive recognition for their service. Nearly 2,000 people turned out to a special ceremony held in Chanute, KS this morning. More>>

MSSU hosts paramedics students for national EMT certification exam Video included

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Approximately 25 students took the all-day practical exam, representing most of the four-state area.  More>>

Haz-Mat Training Exercise in Parsons Video included

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 Emergency crews say the exercise will ensure that if a disaster occurs, they will all be prepared to respond.

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TSA fee increase will result in higher airline ticket costs beginning next week Video included

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Frequent fliers know a portion of their airline ticket cost goes to a mandatory Transportation Security Administration fee. That fee will soon increase as a government mandated hike goes into effect on Monday, July 21. More>>

Crawford County Firefighter's receive large FEMA Grant Video included

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Seconds can mean survival for Crawford County Firefighters, and those in harm's way. More>>

No health insurance? No problem for one new area doctor Video included

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There are benefits and downsides to to this type of service. More>>

Mental Health First Aid Seminar in Joplin Video included

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The class is put on by the Joplin chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 

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  • Oklahoma State Football Coaches Meet The Media

    Oklahoma State Football Coaches Meet The Media

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:32:09 GMT
    Press Release: Oklahoma State University:Oklahoma State hosted its annual media golf play day at Karsten Creek Golf Course Wednesday. Following the action, several members of the Cowboy football coaching staff visited with members of the media. Their comments: Defensive Coordinator Glenn Spencer On how the experience of this year's defense stacks up with last year's "Totally different. Everybody had concerns last year, right? Even I did. We all did. This year though, when you come back and l...More >>
    Press Release: Oklahoma State University:Oklahoma State hosted its annual media golf play day at Karsten Creek Golf Course Wednesday. Following the action, several members of the Cowboy football coaching staff visited with members of the media. Their comments: Defensive Coordinator Glenn Spencer On how the experience of this year's defense stacks up with last year's "Totally different. Everybody had concerns last year, right? Even I did. We all did. This year though, when you come back and l...More >>
  • Randi Davis Named Assistant Softball Coach

    Randi Davis Named Assistant Softball Coach

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:30:15 GMT
     Head coach Mike Larabee has announced the addition of Randi Davis as an assistant coach for the University of Arkansas softball team. In her new role, she will serve as the Razorbacks’ pitching coach. More >>
     Head coach Mike Larabee has announced the addition of Randi Davis as an assistant coach for the University of Arkansas softball team. In her new role, she will serve as the Razorbacks’ pitching coach. More >>
  • RazorbackFB Fan Day Details Announced

    RazorbackFB Fan Day Details Announced

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:36:16 GMT
     Razorback football fans can officially start the 2014 Arkansas Football season at the annual Fan Day in Bud Walton Arena presented by Pepsi on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 2-4 p.m.More >>
     Razorback football fans can officially start the 2014 Arkansas Football season at the annual Fan Day in Bud Walton Arena presented by Pepsi on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 2-4 p.m.More >>
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