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Day 3: Trial Underway for Last of 5 Suspects in Iola Murder Video included

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Joshua Knapp is on trial for first degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Shawn Cook of Iola, Kansas. Today (July 17, 2018) is day two of the murder trial in Allen County. KOAM/FOX 14 is there and will have the latest at the trial continues. Shawn Cook was reported missing on March 13th, 2016. His body was found on the banks of the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas on April 3rd, 2016. A preliminary autopsy showed Cook died from stab wounds. Five people from Iola were char...

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Arson Suspect Arrested in Miami, Oklahoma

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The Miami, Oklahoma Police Department makes an arrest in a recent arson case. On July 10th, 2018, Anders Shoes was destroyed in a suspicious fire. The store is one of Miami's oldest businesses. The store is owned by 103-year-old Dena Ander. The fire came after the store was burglarized on July 7th and again on July 9th. The store had also been recently vandalized. On July 17th, police arrested a 29-year-old in connection to the arson fire. Authorities say he became a person o... More>>

Child Death Investigation in Jasper County, MO

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The Jasper County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of a 3-year-old. On July 16th, 2018 just before 4:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of County Road 118 and Jolt lane. Authorities say the call was about a 3-year-old male that was found to be deceased. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled. Sheriff Randee Kaiser says a preliminary investigation suggests that this was an accidental death. No other details have been released.

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Miami Public Schools Adding 3 & 4 Year Old Classes: Impacting Local Daycare

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Miami schools is expanding its four year old pre-kindergarten program and adding a class for three year old children.  

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CEO Resigns from Great Plains Development Authority

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Great Plains Development Authority CEO Daniel Mann's last day on the job will be July 31st, 2018. The board of directors accepted his letter of resignation at a special meeting on July 18th. Mann tendered his resignation on June 30th. The board delayed taking action until now in order to resolve issues related to Mann's employment agreement. The board thanked Mann for his dedication to the project of redevelopment of the former Kansas Army Ammunition facility. Under Mann's leadersh... More>>

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-18 Video included

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The State of Missouri has revoked the license of former trooper Anthony Piercy.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Labette County Gets a New Public Health Administrator Video included

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"According to the county health rankings, Labette County is ranked 101 out of 103 counties in Kansas for health," said Lisa Hoppock. The newest administrator of Public Health of Labette County would rather be number 1 as opposed to 101, but admits it won't be easy. 

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Smoke Test of Joplin Sewer Pipes Detects Inflow of Rainwater Causes Video included

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  A smoke test  was conducted on a three miles section of the  city’s sanitary sewer system will indicate defects allowing rainwater into treatment plant. 

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Anderson Announces Three Signees for PSU Men's Basketball

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The 2018-2019 Pit State signing class is now up to seven players, including three high school players and four transfers. 

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MSSU: Newest Addition is Growing Exponentially Video included

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Missouri Southern officials say Nixon Hall is beginning to take shape. Since the groundbreaking in late November 2017, crews from Crossland Construction have completed most of the three-story building's skeleton. The foundation work is complete, the concrete wall panels have been poured and floor panels are currently going down on all three levels. With most of the concrete work done, the main focus now is on finishing the retaining walls, backfilling the disturbed soil and clos...

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PSU Reveals 2018-19 Entertainment Lineup

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The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University has a full lineup for the 2018-2019 season. Officials revealed the list which includes Broadway musicals, a Johnny Cash Tribute, and extreme juggler, a comedy written especially for children and more. Tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m. on July 19th, 2018. PSU Lineup: The season begins on Aug. 1 with the opening of "The Vault: Unlocked," an exhibit in the Bicknell Center Art Gallery. Curated by an ar...

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Joplin Officer Threatened by Molotov Cocktail

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The incident happened after midnight, the morning of July 17th, 2018. The Joplin Police Department says an officer patrolling 8th and Conner saw a male walking west on 8th drinking out of a full-sized vodka bottle. Authorities say the male saw the officer and started walking back where he came from. The officer tried to get the male to stop, but the suspect took off. During the foot chase, the officer pepper sprayed the suspect when he turned back, but the suspect just took off ru...

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Parsons Police Investigate Unresponsive Child

Update: Parsons Police Investigate Child Death as Accidental

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Parsons Police Department is investigating a case of an unresponsive toddler. According to media release officers were called to 2515 Stevens for a two year old female child who was unresponsive.  Police say the investigation is active and ongoing.  KOAM/FOX14 reached out to Parsons Police Department to answer questions about the child's condition,  they are not answering questions or releasing further details of the investigation at this time. 

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-17 Video included

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The city of Joplin gives the green light to fund a pay raise for police and fire personnel plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Webb City All-Stars Claim District Title Video included

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Gage Chapman drove in the only three runs of the game with a 3-run home run in the 2nd inning. Webb City will now move on to play in the state tournament beginning Friday. 

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Joplin Council Approves Raises For Police, Fire Video included

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      The Joplin City Council met tonight, a full agenda, but one item received a lot of attention - an ordinance to fund a pay raise for police and fire personnel. This ordinance tonight is the result of several weeks of research and discussions to get police and fire salaries up to a more comparable level.

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Local Use Tax On August Ballot Video included

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Erik Bartlett, who owns his own business, explains why he is in favor of the local use tax.

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MIAA Football Media Day Schedule Released

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Pittsburg State and Missouri Southern will unofficially kick off the 2018 MIAA football season at Media Day on July 31st at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City. 

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  • Grain Bin Rescue Training with New Equipment

    Grain Bin Rescue Training with New Equipment

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-07-18 21:07:07 GMT

    The Carthage, Missouri Fire Department received some new gear for their rescue arsenal. The department was one of 29 selected nationwide to receive a grain bin rescue tube. On July 16th, 2018, they held a training session where they sunk a volunteer in grain and learned how to rescue them using the equipment. Oronogo and other local departments attended the training, which officials say could save a life if such a situation occurs. Officials say with the equipment, firefighters...

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    The Carthage, Missouri Fire Department received some new gear for their rescue arsenal. The department was one of 29 selected nationwide to receive a grain bin rescue tube. On July 16th, 2018, they held a training session where they sunk a volunteer in grain and learned how to rescue them using the equipment. Oronogo and other local departments attended the training, which officials say could save a life if such a situation occurs. Officials say with the equipment, firefighters...

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  • Updated Severe T-Storm Risk Map

    Updated Severe T-Storm Risk Map

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-07-18 17:35:46 GMT
    Still keeping "elevated" category through South Dakota and Nebraska so that system should decrease in intensity as it works southeast towards us overnight into early Thursday morning. Still the chance for high winds associated with the storm.More >>
    Still keeping "elevated" category through South Dakota and Nebraska so that system should decrease in intensity as it works southeast towards us overnight into early Thursday morning. Still the chance for high winds associated with the storm.More >>
  • Wednesday morning rains breaking up in the south

    Wednesday morning rains breaking up in the south

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-07-18 11:36:44 GMT
    After some thunder and lightning through NEOK and SWMO, those are starting to break up and move east. Highs in the low 90s today with scattered thunderstorms. Still looking at an overnight band coming out of Nebraska and rolling southeast through the Four States into Thursday morning. This will break up in intensity as it departs the Upper Plain and heads towards us.More >>
    After some thunder and lightning through NEOK and SWMO, those are starting to break up and move east. Highs in the low 90s today with scattered thunderstorms. Still looking at an overnight band coming out of Nebraska and rolling southeast through the Four States into Thursday morning. This will break up in intensity as it departs the Upper Plain and heads towards us.More >>
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  • Parsons Police Investigate Unresponsive Child

    Update: Parsons Police Investigate Child Death as Accidental

    Update: Parsons Police Investigate Child Death as Accidental

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:30:58 GMT

    Parsons Police Department is investigating a case of an unresponsive toddler. According to media release officers were called to 2515 Stevens for a two year old female child who was unresponsive.  Police say the investigation is active and ongoing.  KOAM/FOX14 reached out to Parsons Police Department to answer questions about the child's condition,  they are not answering questions or releasing further details of the investigation at this time. 

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    Parsons Police Department is investigating a case of an unresponsive toddler. According to media release officers were called to 2515 Stevens for a two year old female child who was unresponsive.  Police say the investigation is active and ongoing.  KOAM/FOX14 reached out to Parsons Police Department to answer questions about the child's condition,  they are not answering questions or releasing further details of the investigation at this time. 

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  • Day 3: Trial Underway for Last of 5 Suspects in Iola Murder

    Day 3: Trial Underway for Last of 5 Suspects in Iola Murder

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-07-18 19:55:50 GMT
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    Joshua Knapp is on trial for first degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Shawn Cook of Iola, Kansas. Today (July 17, 2018) is day two of the murder trial in Allen County. KOAM/FOX 14 is there and will have the latest at the trial continues. Shawn Cook was reported missing on March 13th, 2016. His body was found on the banks of the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas on April 3rd, 2016. A preliminary autopsy showed Cook died from stab wounds. Five people from Iola were char...

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    Joshua Knapp is on trial for first degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Shawn Cook of Iola, Kansas. Today (July 17, 2018) is day two of the murder trial in Allen County. KOAM/FOX 14 is there and will have the latest at the trial continues. Shawn Cook was reported missing on March 13th, 2016. His body was found on the banks of the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas on April 3rd, 2016. A preliminary autopsy showed Cook died from stab wounds. Five people from Iola were char...

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  • Child Death Investigation in Jasper County, MO

    Child Death Investigation in Jasper County, MO

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-07-18 19:58:36 GMT

    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of a 3-year-old. On July 16th, 2018 just before 4:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of County Road 118 and Jolt lane. Authorities say the call was about a 3-year-old male that was found to be deceased. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled. Sheriff Randee Kaiser says a preliminary investigation suggests that this was an accidental death. No other details have been released.

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    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of a 3-year-old. On July 16th, 2018 just before 4:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of County Road 118 and Jolt lane. Authorities say the call was about a 3-year-old male that was found to be deceased. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled. Sheriff Randee Kaiser says a preliminary investigation suggests that this was an accidental death. No other details have been released.

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