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The End Of An Era In Pittsburg Video included

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The Bowen's Christmas Tree farm in Pittsburg has been selling trees for more than three decades.  But, that's about to change.  The Bowen's started their Christmas tree farm, 38 years ago. Karen Bowen, Bowen's Christmas Tree Farm: "We probably should have quit the first year when we planted 1,000 trees and then that year they were all coming up out of the ground, the ground had thawed and heaved, and they were all laying on the ground, and that should have been our... More>>

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Health department grant focuses on opioid crisis Video included

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Health departments in Southeast Kansas have been awarded portions of a 900-thousand dollar grant -- to fight the opioid crisis.  One of them was the Crawford County Health Department.  Rebecca Adamson has been the director of the Crawford County Health Department for a year and a half, and in that time, fighting the opioid epidemic has been a priority.  Rebecca Adamson, Dir., Crawford Co. Health Dept.:"We've always known that there are other drug use issues in t... More>>

Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination

A popular breakfast sausage is taking itself off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links. A popular breakfast sausage is taking itself off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links.
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A popular breakfast sausage is taking itself off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links after five people called the US Food Safety and Inspection Service to let them know they had found metal pieces in the sausage.

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-11 Video included

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A judge has sentenced a Galena, Kansas man who pleaded guilty to two arsons.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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New Mural in Downtown Joplin

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    You may be familiar with the brand "Toms".  What you may not be familiar with, is their new campaign, and that campaign has made it right here to the four-states.  The Toms campaign isn't for their latest shoe, instead, it's aimed at ending gun violence across America.

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PSU Remembers Jack Overman Video included

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There was a bit of a solemn mood at Pittsburg State University Monday as the campus community reflected on the passing of their number one fan. Jack Overman passed away over the weekend at the age of 100.

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New Hospital Coming to Monett Video included

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CoxHealth Systems in Monett, Missouri announces plans to build a $42 million hospital in town. Jacob Murphy grew up with this hospital, and now he works here, providing care to patients he considers neighbors and friends. "I've always kind of liked helping people out and being able to do it in my hometown. See people I know, and be able to say 'hi,' and being able to help them is a big part of my life now, and I enjoy it," said Murphy, a radiology technician ... More>>

Single-vehicle crash claims one life in northeast Oklahoma

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Authorities work to determine the identity of a person killed in a single-vehicle crash in Delaware County, Oklahoma.

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-10 Video included

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Some citizens in Redfield, Kansas consider moving after the city passes an ordinance many find unaffordable.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Undercliff Restaurant reopens for business

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On Sunday the Undercliff  bar and grill held a grand opening.

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Citizens Express Concern in Redfield Video included

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Rex Moore originally moved to Redfield to be closer to his wife's family and thought it would be a good place to live. "It was a nice town and everybody was friendly. You walk down the street, everybody waves at you," said Moore. After just two years, Moore is ready to leave. "Our house is almost paid off and we're already thinking about just going ahead in April, turning around and selling it and just moving out of town," explained Moore. ... More>>

Jack Overman, PSU's biggest fan, dies at 100 years old

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Pittsburg State University's  number one fan has passed away. Jack Overman died Saturday at the age of 100. 

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Uranus Mo newspaper closing

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The Uranus Examiner, after just publishing five editions since opening in September, is closing.

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Food Basket Brigade community collection day gathers volunteers

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Volunteers help gather donations that will impact hundreds of families during the holidays.  The Newton County Food Basket Brigade held their community wide pick up today. Local organizations that have been collecting food donations brought them to the Newton County Fairgrounds.  From there, volunteers help sort and get donations ready to be given to almost *900* families next weekend.  It's a big day that couldn't happen without volunteers.  Terry Cook, ... More>>

Webb City Farmers Markets fundraiser helps people with food insecurity

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A new fundraiser at the Webb City Farmers Market aims to help families with food insecurities.  The "Warm Bowls, Warm Homes" fundraiser aims to raise money for the farmers market's WIC coupon program.  For 15-dollars, you can buy a handmade bowl, and either keep it empty.. or get it with soup or pasta from a local vendor.  All the proceeds go to the program, which gives families on WIC ten dollars a week in coupons for fresh fruits and vegeta... More>>

Joplin and Seneca Police Team Up to Make Christmas Merrier for Kids

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Jessica Rhine is shopping with her three nieces, and Officer Josh Fort with the Seneca Police Department is helping.

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Heart attack survivor shares her story to raise awareness Video included

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Heart disease prevention was the topic of an annual event today in Joplin. The American Heart Association held their fourth annual "Go Red for Women" luncheon.  The event features testimony from people impacted by heart disease, a heart healthy lunch and a silent auction. The main purpose of the event is to spread awareness of heart disease. Kayla Moore, American Heart Association:"We invite women and men out in the community to join us to help fight heart dise... More>>

Doctors Discuss Future of Medical Marijuana in Missouri Video included

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Missouri's new medical marijuana law has officially taken effect, meaning doctors can now legally discuss medical marijuana with patients without the risk of losing their license, but this doesn't mean people will be able to legally smoke marijuana right away. Retired cardiologist, Paul Callicoat keeps himself busy, advocating medical marijuana with hopes of growing it in the near future with his son. "Amendment 2 was written such that it provides a good platform to get int... More>>

One Person Killed after Crane Collapse

One Person Killed after Crane Collapse Video included

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A man is killed after a crane collapse in Wilson County, Kansas. According to Wilson County Sheriff Pete Figgin, deputies were called Friday morning about possible on site work related accident.  

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Joplin police investigate child abuse incident

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Joplin, Missouri police are searching for 28-year-old Adam J. Duncan in connection to a child abuse case. 

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Crash claims life of a southwest Missouri man

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A Mount Vernon resident dies after a two-vehicle crash in Lawrence County, Missouri. 

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-7 Video included

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Authorities now say Wednesday night's house fire in Joplin is considered incendiary and is under investigation by the Joplin Police Department.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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"Christmas Box Angel" Brings Comfort to Mourning Parents Video included

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As Regina Lawrence holds her lit candle, she is filled with a sense of loss. "My son died last year, in February of a sudden heart attack. He was only 38 years old," said Lawrence, a mother in Miami, Oklahoma. It was one of the hardest events she'd ever had to go through. "It's the worst pain. I thought losing my mother was bad, but losing my child, and he was a twin, is one of the worst things I've ever been through," said Lawrence. Now, though, Lawren... More>>

NEO honors students & food service fight hunger Video included

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Sodexo and students presented checks for Miami  Bright Futures back pack food. 

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One arrested after drug bust at Sigma Chi Fraternity in Pittsburg

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Authorities in Pittsburg execute a search warrant pertained to the distribution of illegal drugs out of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1714 S. Broadway St. 

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Agreement reached for Bourbon County ambulance service Video included

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Officials in Bourbon County, Kansas have completed a plan for a county ambulance service. The Bourbon County commission has signed an agreement with the Fort Scott Fire Department to take over ambulance services after Mercy's contract ends on March 31-st. 

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Infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar recalled

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A recall has been issued for infant ibuprofen sold by CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart, Tris Pharma said this week. 

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-6

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A fire in the North Heights neighborhood in Joplin sends one person to the hospital.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Fire In North Heights Neighborhood In Joplin Video included

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Developing news out of the North Heights Neighborhood in Joplin a fire sending one person to the hospital.  Fire officials responded to this home at 301 South Pearl just before 7:00 this evening.  There were heavy flames showing when fire officials arrived on scene. A person was transported by EMS to a local hospital with burns to their face and hands.  Officials at the scene did not know the severity of the person's injuries.  The cause of the fire is un... More>>

Four states residents remember President George H. W. Bush Video included

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Residents in the four states watched President George H. W. Bush's funeral today, and remembered the legacy of the 41st President.  One of which.. had the privilege of meeting the president on more than a few occasions. Chatters in Pittsburg is where Maureen Huerter and her friends gathered to watch the funeral service for former President Bush. Maureen Huerter, Pittsburg Resident:"I think it's been wonderful. Very dignified, just the right amount of humor to ke... More>>

Ozark Center Outpatient Mental Health Programs Under One Roof Video included

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 A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for the new location of the Ozark Center Community Care Program. Outpatient programs for mental health clients and those with co-occurring addictions.

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Joplin police arrest Louisiana murder suspect

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Louisiana police ask Joplin Police for help to find 17-year-old Markeivion R. Hill. Louisiana police say Hill is charged with shooting and killing another male in Monroe on November 24th, 2018 and was supposed to be in Joplin.

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Online Presentation of KOAM News at Noon (12/5/18) Video included

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With with this morning's coverage of the funeral of President George H.W. Bush continuing on CBS, we bring you this online presentation of the KOAM News at Noon. The U.S. Marshall Service says the convicted murderer who escaped from a county jail in Oklahoma is back behind bars. Officers arrested 34-year-old Patrick Walker in St. Louis, Missouri on Dec. 4th, 2018. He had escaped from the Payne County, Okla. jail last week when he impersonated another inmate who was being release...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-5 Video included

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The U.S. Marshall service says the convicted murderer who escaped from a county jail in Oklahoma is back behind bars.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Work Planned For Joplin's Memorial Education Center Video included

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    The Memorial Education Center in Joplin currently houses administrative offices and some school services, but it's about to take on a new role.     Over the past 100 years, the Memorial Education Center has worn many hats.  As a high school, a junior college, a junior high, a middle school, a temporary high school, and now, the administrative offices for the district.     That 100 years of history is key the building's future. Dr. Kerry Sac... More>>

Pittsburg Library Kicks off Holidays Video included

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They held their annual coffee and carols celebration to usher in the holiday season.  Plenty of cookies and caroling, as well as a lot of holiday spirit. Ten themed Christmas trees were unveiled.. with themes from Charlotte's Web to Harry Potter and Willy Wonka.  A lot of which were a hit with the kids. Tom Bolding, Pittsburg Resident: "They love the trees.They really enjoyed walking around and looking at them, and the different themes. They really liked that. To ha... More>>

Crowder College Recognized for Use of Clean Energy Video included

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Some big news for Crowder College today. The "Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology Center (MARET Center)" on campus was awarded "LEED platinum status" from the "U.S. Green Building Council."  The award was given to recognize the center as a "green building," since it creates 55-percent of the energy it requires to run on its own-- and as a unique space for laboratory learning. Melissa Oats, MARET Center Director... More>>

Celebrating Safe Routes to Schools Video included

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"As everybody knows, a school system is in the business of educating young minds, but our first priority is actually the safety of our students and their families," said Pittsburg schools Superintendent Rich Proffitt. 

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-4 Video included

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The killer of a Joplin woman will spend the rest of his life in prison.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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New Radios for Parsons Police and Fire Video included

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New radios are on the way for the men and women who protect the people of Parsons, Kansas. The Parsons City Commission unanimously approved the purchase and replacement of the handheld radios used by Parsons police and fire. 

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MSSU Remembers George H. W. Bush Video included

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Bush Senior first visited the campus in 1988 as a vice president running for office. But his visit to the oval in September of 1992 marked the first visit of a president to Missouri Southern. As Judy Stiles looks over photos from Bush Senior's presidential visit to Joplin, she can't help but reminisce. "Definitely was a big event, I remember the preparation was a quick turnaround, I think they announced early in the week he was coming and then he came and it was a big event...

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  • Woman convicted for 1992 murder reaches settlement in rape case

    Woman convicted for 1992 murder reaches settlement in rape case

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 11:54 PM EST2018-12-12 04:54:51 GMT
      The McDonald County Missouri Sheriff's Department has reached a settlement with a woman who claimed she was raped by a jailer when she was in county custody 25 years ago.     The lawsuit involved Sheena Eastburn who was convicted of participating in the 1992 murder of her ex-husband Tim Eastburn when Sheena was 17 years old.     Monday, Sheena Eastburn reached an undisclosed settlement in a civil case claiming she was raped by a McDonald County j...More >>
      The McDonald County Missouri Sheriff's Department has reached a settlement with a woman who claimed she was raped by a jailer when she was in county custody 25 years ago.     The lawsuit involved Sheena Eastburn who was convicted of participating in the 1992 murder of her ex-husband Tim Eastburn when Sheena was 17 years old.     Monday, Sheena Eastburn reached an undisclosed settlement in a civil case claiming she was raped by a McDonald County j...More >>
  • Kiwanis Pizza Party

    Kiwanis Pizza Party

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 7:43 PM EST2018-12-12 00:43:59 GMT

    The kids at Joplin's Jefferson Elementary got quite the treat during lunch time on Tuesday. That's because Santa Claus stopped by thanks to his friends at the Joplin Kiwanis Club. 

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    The kids at Joplin's Jefferson Elementary got quite the treat during lunch time on Tuesday. That's because Santa Claus stopped by thanks to his friends at the Joplin Kiwanis Club. 

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  • Downstream Donations

    Downstream Donations

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-12-12 00:24:50 GMT

    The Quapaw Tribe and Downstream Casino are doing their part to fill local food pantries, and encouraging 4-Staters to do the same this holiday season. 

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    The Quapaw Tribe and Downstream Casino are doing their part to fill local food pantries, and encouraging 4-Staters to do the same this holiday season. 

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  • 3 carnival workers charged with murders of 2 Kansas vendors

    3 carnival workers charged with murders of 2 Kansas vendors

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 1:32 AM EST2018-12-11 06:32:07 GMT
    Authorities in Kansas have charged three carnival workers with killing two vendors whose bodies were found in Arkansas days after they disappeared from a fair in Kansas. The Kansas Attorney General says 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida, 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of Sarasota, Florida, and 35-year-old Rusty Frasier, of Aransas Pass, Texas, face charges that include capital murder. They are jailed on $1 million bond in Arkansas while awaiting extradition to Kansa...More >>
    Authorities in Kansas have charged three carnival workers with killing two vendors whose bodies were found in Arkansas days after they disappeared from a fair in Kansas. The Kansas Attorney General says 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida, 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of Sarasota, Florida, and 35-year-old Rusty Frasier, of Aransas Pass, Texas, face charges that include capital murder. They are jailed on $1 million bond in Arkansas while awaiting extradition to Kansa...More >>
  • Oklahoma police kill Kansas armed robbery suspect

    Oklahoma police kill Kansas armed robbery suspect

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 1:05 AM EST2018-12-11 06:05:57 GMT
    Investigators in Oklahoma are looking into the police shooting of a Kansas robbery suspect following a chase. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it's looking into the shooting death early Monday of 39-year-old Shane Adair Wentling after a police pursuit involving officers from the Perry Police Department and Noble County Sheriff's Office. The OSBI says Wentling brandished a gun after a clerk at a convenience store in Wichita, Kansas, refused to sell him beer Sunday nigh...More >>
    Investigators in Oklahoma are looking into the police shooting of a Kansas robbery suspect following a chase. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it's looking into the shooting death early Monday of 39-year-old Shane Adair Wentling after a police pursuit involving officers from the Perry Police Department and Noble County Sheriff's Office. The OSBI says Wentling brandished a gun after a clerk at a convenience store in Wichita, Kansas, refused to sell him beer Sunday nigh...More >>
  • Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination

    Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 12:35 PM EST2018-12-11 17:35:08 GMT
    A popular breakfast sausage is taking itself off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links.A popular breakfast sausage is taking itself off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links.

    A popular breakfast sausage is taking itself off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links after five people called the US Food Safety and Inspection Service to let them know they had found metal pieces in the sausage.

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    A popular breakfast sausage is taking itself off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links after five people called the US Food Safety and Inspection Service to let them know they had found metal pieces in the sausage.

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  • Next System Due In Here for Thursday

    Next System Due In Here for Thursday

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 11:06 PM EST2018-12-12 04:06:51 GMT

    While we do stay quiet for Wednesday, we have our next cold front ready to work in late Wednesday night and into Thursday. With this stronger system, that means we'll have rain chances around the area from the Thursday morning drive into the evening. With temperatures planning on topping out in the lower 50s early and staying above freezing until the evening begins, the majority of our precipitation Thursday will be rain. Going into Thursday night and Friday morning, some colder air w...

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    While we do stay quiet for Wednesday, we have our next cold front ready to work in late Wednesday night and into Thursday. With this stronger system, that means we'll have rain chances around the area from the Thursday morning drive into the evening. With temperatures planning on topping out in the lower 50s early and staying above freezing until the evening begins, the majority of our precipitation Thursday will be rain. Going into Thursday night and Friday morning, some colder air w...

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  • Severe Weather Chances Stay South of Us Thursday

    Severe Weather Chances Stay South of Us Thursday

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 10:32 PM EST2018-12-12 03:32:31 GMT
    With our next system set to work in for Thursday, it will primarily give us rain chances. It may give us a shot for a little wintry weather, but it won't give us a shot for severe weather. The better dynamics, moisture and instability will be confined to parts of the Deep South for Thursday afternoon and evening. That will result in a marginal severe threat for parts of Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and all of Louisiana. While this doesn't look like a big severe weather event, ...More >>
    With our next system set to work in for Thursday, it will primarily give us rain chances. It may give us a shot for a little wintry weather, but it won't give us a shot for severe weather. The better dynamics, moisture and instability will be confined to parts of the Deep South for Thursday afternoon and evening. That will result in a marginal severe threat for parts of Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and all of Louisiana. While this doesn't look like a big severe weather event, ...More >>
  • Our Wednesday Will Stay Quiet Around Here

    Our Wednesday Will Stay Quiet Around Here

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 10:04 PM EST2018-12-12 03:04:38 GMT
    Before we have our next system work in on Thursday, we'll stay quiet for our Wednesday. The morning may start out mostly cloudy, but we will have partly sunny skies return for the afternoon. That will allow afternoon highs to climb into the middle to upper 50s after we start the morning out in the upper 30s. As for any t-storm chances, an upper level disturbance will come out of southern California and accelerate into the Deep South in portions of Texas and Oklahoma. Ahead of it, we h...More >>
    Before we have our next system work in on Thursday, we'll stay quiet for our Wednesday. The morning may start out mostly cloudy, but we will have partly sunny skies return for the afternoon. That will allow afternoon highs to climb into the middle to upper 50s after we start the morning out in the upper 30s. As for any t-storm chances, an upper level disturbance will come out of southern California and accelerate into the Deep South in portions of Texas and Oklahoma. Ahead of it, we h...More >>

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