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  • A Look at the Tropics - August 18th

    A Look at the Tropics - August 18th

    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-08-19 03:36:08 GMT

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  • Clear the Shelter

    Clear the Shelter

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:44:47 GMT

    The Joplin Humane Society was on a mission Saturday, to find forever homes for their residents.

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    The Joplin Humane Society was on a mission Saturday, to find forever homes for their residents.

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  • PSU Move-In Day

    PSU Move-In Day

    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-08-19 00:51:53 GMT

    Students at PSU wee excited for the new school year Saturday, which was the official campus move-in day. 

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    Students at PSU wee excited for the new school year Saturday, which was the official campus move-in day. 

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  • PSU Students Move Into Block 22 Apartments

    PSU Students Move Into Block 22 Apartments

    Saturday, August 18 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-08-18 19:44:30 GMT
    Pittsburg State University students are moving into the new Block 22 apartments. It will be the first time the apartments will have students living in them since construction began on the project last year. Students say they're excited to support downtown businesses and meet other residents. "I like having the community of people living with me, "says PSU Sophomore Tayllar Logan, "because at the dorms i met a lot of friends and i hope like here will be the sa...More >>
    Pittsburg State University students are moving into the new Block 22 apartments. It will be the first time the apartments will have students living in them since construction began on the project last year. Students say they're excited to support downtown businesses and meet other residents. "I like having the community of people living with me, "says PSU Sophomore Tayllar Logan, "because at the dorms i met a lot of friends and i hope like here will be the sa...More >>
  • We Officially Welcome Our New CW Affiliate Sister Station

    We Officially Welcome Our New CW Affiliate Sister Station

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:33:08 GMT

        We here at FOX 14 and KOAM have a new little brother we're welcoming to our family.     The CW is joining the airwaves of the four states and tonight was the official launch party to celebrate.     The event took place at Indigo Sky Casino with attendees getting a preview of the upcoming shows that will be on the CW this fall.

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        We here at FOX 14 and KOAM have a new little brother we're welcoming to our family.     The CW is joining the airwaves of the four states and tonight was the official launch party to celebrate.     The event took place at Indigo Sky Casino with attendees getting a preview of the upcoming shows that will be on the CW this fall.

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  • Petition Short Signatures to Put Medical Marijuana in OK Constitution

    Petition Short Signatures to Put Medical Marijuana in OK Constitution

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:29:13 GMT

    The petition drive to put medical marijuana into the Oklahoma constitution came up short of signatures.   

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    The petition drive to put medical marijuana into the Oklahoma constitution came up short of signatures.   

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  • Senator Roy Blunt Visits Joplin, Talks Opioid Crisis

    Senator Roy Blunt Visits Joplin, Talks Opioid Crisis

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:29:08 GMT

        U.S. Senator Roy Blunt stopping in Joplin today for a discussion at the Ozark Center.     The Senator toured the facility and discussed mental health.     The Ozark Center joins seven other states that are funded by a bill that was introduced by Senator Blunt and a Democratic Senator from Michigan.

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        U.S. Senator Roy Blunt stopping in Joplin today for a discussion at the Ozark Center.     The Senator toured the facility and discussed mental health.     The Ozark Center joins seven other states that are funded by a bill that was introduced by Senator Blunt and a Democratic Senator from Michigan.

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  • Carl Junction Schools: Schultz Named Finalist for State Teacher of the Year

    Carl Junction Schools: Schultz Named Finalist for State Teacher of the Year

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:58:39 GMT
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    Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced that Carl Junction High School Teacher Tobin Schultz is one of seven finalists for Missouri State Teacher of the Year. Schultz, a business and social studies teacher and varsity football coach, was named the Carl Junction District Teacher of the Year in April and the Southwest Regional Teacher of the Year in July. The seven finalists from throughout the state will interview next week with the State Teacher o...More >>
    Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced that Carl Junction High School Teacher Tobin Schultz is one of seven finalists for Missouri State Teacher of the Year. Schultz, a business and social studies teacher and varsity football coach, was named the Carl Junction District Teacher of the Year in April and the Southwest Regional Teacher of the Year in July. The seven finalists from throughout the state will interview next week with the State Teacher o...More >>
  • Aquatic Wildlife Propagation Center Opens in Southeast Kansas

    Aquatic Wildlife Propagation Center Opens in Southeast Kansas

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:41:56 GMT
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    Farlington - The future for some of Kansas' most imperiled aquatic species got brighter Thursday, August 16, with the grand opening of the Kansas Aquatic Biodiversity Center (KABC) at the Farlington Fish Hatchery in southeast Kansas. More than 60 people attended the opening ceremony for the facility, which culminated more than 10 years of planning and work. The KABC is operated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). It is part of a program to propagate imp...More >>
    Farlington - The future for some of Kansas' most imperiled aquatic species got brighter Thursday, August 16, with the grand opening of the Kansas Aquatic Biodiversity Center (KABC) at the Farlington Fish Hatchery in southeast Kansas. More than 60 people attended the opening ceremony for the facility, which culminated more than 10 years of planning and work. The KABC is operated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). It is part of a program to propagate imp...More >>
  • Westar Energy Burglary Arrest in Pittsburg, KS

    Westar Energy Burglary Arrest in Pittsburg, KS

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:37:01 GMT
    Pittsburg Police arrest a man for burglary, criminal damage and felony theft of property. On Friday, August 17th, 2018, shortly after 1:00 a.m., a police officer on routine patrol saw suspicious activity happening in the 200 block of West Hudson in Pittsburg. Officers say they investigated and discovered a burglary in progress happening at the Westar Energy facility located at 2010 John F. Kennedy Street. Police arrested a 39-year-old Steelville, Missouri man. Property stolen f...More >>
    Pittsburg Police arrest a man for burglary, criminal damage and felony theft of property. On Friday, August 17th, 2018, shortly after 1:00 a.m., a police officer on routine patrol saw suspicious activity happening in the 200 block of West Hudson in Pittsburg. Officers say they investigated and discovered a burglary in progress happening at the Westar Energy facility located at 2010 John F. Kennedy Street. Police arrested a 39-year-old Steelville, Missouri man. Property stolen f...More >>
  • Flood Warnings extended until this afternoon

    Flood Warnings extended until this afternoon

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-08-17 15:54:56 GMT
    Below are updated times for Flood Warning expirations: Labette Co. until 5:30 p.m. Craig Co. until 2 p.m. Ottawa Co. until 2 p.m. Northern Montgomery Co. until 1:30 p.m. Cherokee Co. until 2:45 p.m.More >>
    Below are updated times for Flood Warning expirations: Labette Co. until 5:30 p.m. Craig Co. until 2 p.m. Ottawa Co. until 2 p.m. Northern Montgomery Co. until 1:30 p.m. Cherokee Co. until 2:45 p.m.More >>
  • Expanded Flood Warnings

    Expanded Flood Warnings

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-08-17 13:48:13 GMT
    UPDATED FLOOD WARNINGS: Labette Co. until 9:30 a.m. Craig Co. until 11 a.m. Ottawa Co. until 11 a.m. Northern Montgomery Co. until 1:30 p.m. Cherokee Co. until 2:45 p.m.More >>
    UPDATED FLOOD WARNINGS: Labette Co. until 9:30 a.m. Craig Co. until 11 a.m. Ottawa Co. until 11 a.m. Northern Montgomery Co. until 1:30 p.m. Cherokee Co. until 2:45 p.m.More >>
  • Flash Flood Watches & Flood Warnings

    Flash Flood Watches & Flood Warnings

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:04 AM EDT2018-08-17 11:04:45 GMT
    Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery Co. Flood Warning for Labette Co.More >>
    Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery Co. Flood Warning for Labette Co.More >>
  • Two Arrested After High Speed Chase in Jasper, MO

    Two Arrested After High Speed Chase in Jasper, MO

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:46:49 GMT

    The Jasper, Missouri police chief details a traffic stop that led to a high speed chase ending in two arrests. 

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    The Jasper, Missouri police chief details a traffic stop that led to a high speed chase ending in two arrests. 

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  • Blue-Green Algae Warning Issued For Kansas Lakes

    Blue-Green Algae Warning Issued For Kansas Lakes

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-08-17 01:55:26 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for the upcoming weekend and week. Officials say if a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct contact with water (i.e., wading, skiing and swimming) is strongly discouraged for people, pets and livestoc...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for the upcoming weekend and week. Officials say if a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct contact with water (i.e., wading, skiing and swimming) is strongly discouraged for people, pets and livestoc...More >>
  • OK Attorney General Seeks Cold Case Database Mandate

    OK Attorney General Seeks Cold Case Database Mandate

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-08-17 00:25:20 GMT

    Oklahoma's  Attorney General Mike Hunter will push for legislation next year that would require law enforcement to enter cold case data into a national database.

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    Oklahoma's  Attorney General Mike Hunter will push for legislation next year that would require law enforcement to enter cold case data into a national database.

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  • US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:34:47 GMT

    EpiPen maker Mylan has dominated the $1 billion market for two decades.

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    EpiPen maker Mylan has dominated the $1 billion market for two decades.

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  • Report: Weak farm economy leading to fewer farm loans

    Report: Weak farm economy leading to fewer farm loans

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:32:56 GMT

    Nearly one-third of bank CEOs reported rejecting a higher percentage of farm loans.

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    Nearly one-third of bank CEOs reported rejecting a higher percentage of farm loans.

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  • Drought Watch: Parts of Southeast Kansas Asked to Conserve Water

    Drought Watch: Parts of Southeast Kansas Asked to Conserve Water

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:14 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:14:18 GMT
    On August 14th, 2018, the Kansas Water Office issued Drought Declarations for several counties in southeast Kansas including Cherokee, Crawford, Bourbon, Neosho, Montgomery and Labette counties. The City of Oswego, Kansas is now asking residents to voluntarily conserve water as it issues a Stage 1 Water Watch. Residents are asked to limit or eliminate nonessential water uses including but not limited to: watering lawns trees, shrubs; filling swimming pools; washing m...More >>
    On August 14th, 2018, the Kansas Water Office issued Drought Declarations for several counties in southeast Kansas including Cherokee, Crawford, Bourbon, Neosho, Montgomery and Labette counties. The City of Oswego, Kansas is now asking residents to voluntarily conserve water as it issues a Stage 1 Water Watch. Residents are asked to limit or eliminate nonessential water uses including but not limited to: watering lawns trees, shrubs; filling swimming pools; washing m...More >>
  • Severe Thunderstorm Risk map includes Four States

    Severe Thunderstorm Risk map includes Four States

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:33:39 GMT
    We've seen some expansion of the "low" category in the Thunderstorm Risk map for Thursday into Friday with main threats being high winds and the possibility of some hail.More >>
    We've seen some expansion of the "low" category in the Thunderstorm Risk map for Thursday into Friday with main threats being high winds and the possibility of some hail.More >>
  • Feeling like its in the mid 90s this afternoon, then the t-storms resume tonight

    Feeling like its in the mid 90s this afternoon, then the t-storms resume tonight

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:29:29 GMT
    Heat and humidity are here for the afternoon, then a couple batches of thunderstorms arrive...one from the west out of Oklahoma and another system dropping form Nebraska out of the north.More >>
    Heat and humidity are here for the afternoon, then a couple batches of thunderstorms arrive...one from the west out of Oklahoma and another system dropping form Nebraska out of the north.More >>
  • Mid-morning and the feel of summer has already returned

    Mid-morning and the feel of summer has already returned

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-08-16 15:39:34 GMT

    It may only be around 10:30 a.m., but we're already substantially warmer than what we've had earlier this week and it looks like this afternoon will be the first time we hit the 90 degree mark since Sunday.

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    It may only be around 10:30 a.m., but we're already substantially warmer than what we've had earlier this week and it looks like this afternoon will be the first time we hit the 90 degree mark since Sunday.

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  • August 14th & the AM of August 15th Was Quite A Soaker

    August 14th & the AM of August 15th Was Quite A Soaker

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:38:36 GMT
  • T-Storm Chances Move Out After Friday AM

    T-Storm Chances Move Out After Friday AM

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:01:27 GMT
    With another quick moving system in the upper levels working out of the Northern Plains, that will send t-storm chances back in here late Thursday evening and into Friday morning. We're not anticipating a lot of severe weather with those t-storms. If we had strong t-storms, those would bring maybe some gusty winds and some small hail. By the time the system works out after Friday morning, that will push not only the t-storms chances out to start the weekend but any chances for strong ...More >>
    With another quick moving system in the upper levels working out of the Northern Plains, that will send t-storm chances back in here late Thursday evening and into Friday morning. We're not anticipating a lot of severe weather with those t-storms. If we had strong t-storms, those would bring maybe some gusty winds and some small hail. By the time the system works out after Friday morning, that will push not only the t-storms chances out to start the weekend but any chances for strong ...More >>
  • Baxter Springs Police Seek Help in Solving Thefts

    Baxter Springs Police Seek Help in Solving Thefts

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:39:26 GMT

    The Baxter Springs Police Department says it's investigating multiple reports of thefts and needs help solving the cases. 

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    The Baxter Springs Police Department says it's investigating multiple reports of thefts and needs help solving the cases. 

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  • St. Louis couple charged in drug overdose death of baby

    St. Louis couple charged in drug overdose death of baby

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:22:22 GMT

    A baby had fentanyl and morphine in her system.

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    A baby had fentanyl and morphine in her system.

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  • Missouri unemployment drops to lowest rate since June 2000

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:21:07 GMT

    The change in nonfarm employment came as the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force went up by about 7,700 people in the same time period.

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    The change in nonfarm employment came as the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force went up by about 7,700 people in the same time period.

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  • At least 107 measles cases confirmed across 21 states

    At least 107 measles cases confirmed across 21 states

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:31:45 GMT
    15 AUG 18 17:28 ET By Susan Scutti, CNN     (CNN) -- More than 100 cases of measles have been diagnosed this year in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. Measles is a contagious virus that spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing. Symptoms such as high fever, rash all over the body, stuffy nose and reddened eyes typically disappear without treatment within two or three weeks. Yet o...More >>
    15 AUG 18 17:28 ET By Susan Scutti, CNN     (CNN) -- More than 100 cases of measles have been diagnosed this year in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. Measles is a contagious virus that spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing. Symptoms such as high fever, rash all over the body, stuffy nose and reddened eyes typically disappear without treatment within two or three weeks. Yet o...More >>
  • T-Storm Chances Return by Thursday Night

    T-Storm Chances Return by Thursday Night

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:29:36 GMT
    Most spots had a loud night with a good batch of rain and t-storms late last night and into this morning. We'll have a few showers out to start the evening, but we'll keep things quiet tonight and most of your Thursday. With that said, the Storm Prediction Center has our area under a marginal risk for severe weather while a slight risk is confined to central/northeastern Kansas up into southeastern Nebraska. The majority of your Thursday is looking fine. We'll have partly sunny skies ...More >>
    Most spots had a loud night with a good batch of rain and t-storms late last night and into this morning. We'll have a few showers out to start the evening, but we'll keep things quiet tonight and most of your Thursday. With that said, the Storm Prediction Center has our area under a marginal risk for severe weather while a slight risk is confined to central/northeastern Kansas up into southeastern Nebraska. The majority of your Thursday is looking fine. We'll have partly sunny skies ...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - August 15th

    A Look at the Tropics - August 15th

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:38:50 GMT

    Our look at the Tropics on this August 15th has some activity to keep an eye on in both the Atlantic and Pacific. In the Atlantic, we have Subtropical Storm Ernesto

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    Our look at the Tropics on this August 15th has some activity to keep an eye on in both the Atlantic and Pacific. In the Atlantic, we have Subtropical Storm Ernesto

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  • Jury Trial Scheduled in Road Rage Murder

    Jury Trial Scheduled in Road Rage Murder

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:12:47 GMT
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    Christopher D. Montz of Neosho, Missouri is scheduled to go to trial on April 23rd, 2019. He appeared in court via video today (August 15th, 2018). Montz is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 27-year-old David C. Reynolds of Carthage. The shooting happened on June 9th, 2018 off of Interstate 249 in Jasper County, Missouri. Police believe the incident was a result of road rage. For more details on the case: Judge: Road rage case can go t...More >>
    Christopher D. Montz of Neosho, Missouri is scheduled to go to trial on April 23rd, 2019. He appeared in court via video today (August 15th, 2018). Montz is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 27-year-old David C. Reynolds of Carthage. The shooting happened on June 9th, 2018 off of Interstate 249 in Jasper County, Missouri. Police believe the incident was a result of road rage. For more details on the case: Judge: Road rage case can go t...More >>
  • Former MO State Trooper Involved in Suspect Drowning, Sues for License

    Former MO State Trooper Involved in Suspect Drowning, Sues for License

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:38:58 GMT

    The former Missouri state trooper who had his peace offer license revoked after a suspect died in his custody is suing to get it back. 

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    The former Missouri state trooper who had his peace offer license revoked after a suspect died in his custody is suing to get it back. 

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  • Rain rolls east while the west heats up into 80s

    Rain rolls east while the west heats up into 80s

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-08-15 18:10:50 GMT
    Our 1 p.m. radar still shows strong rains coming down in SWMO especially north of Mt. Vernon. It's starting to calm down in the west where the warming trend is on and it feels like it's in the mid 80s. That's a 17 degree difference from one side of the Four States to the other. As the heavier rain continues to move east we have a calm night after sunset with partly cloudy skies, then get ready for the return of sunshine and summer heat for Thursday.More >>
    Our 1 p.m. radar still shows strong rains coming down in SWMO especially north of Mt. Vernon. It's starting to calm down in the west where the warming trend is on and it feels like it's in the mid 80s. That's a 17 degree difference from one side of the Four States to the other. As the heavier rain continues to move east we have a calm night after sunset with partly cloudy skies, then get ready for the return of sunshine and summer heat for Thursday.More >>
  • Flood Warnings extended, while new Flash Flood Watches appear

    Flood Warnings extended, while new Flash Flood Watches appear

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:40:26 GMT
    The Flood Warning for Montgomery Co. originally set to expire at 12:30 p.m. (light green) has been extended 7:15. The dark green portion (where the Verdigris River continues to swell downstream stays in effect until Thursday morning as the river will reach flood stage overnight. In SWMO, Barry Co. is now under a Flash Flood Watch for the rest of the night and the northern portion Lawrence Co. has a Flood Advisory until 6:15 p.m.More >>
    The Flood Warning for Montgomery Co. originally set to expire at 12:30 p.m. (light green) has been extended 7:15. The dark green portion (where the Verdigris River continues to swell downstream stays in effect until Thursday morning as the river will reach flood stage overnight. In SWMO, Barry Co. is now under a Flash Flood Watch for the rest of the night and the northern portion Lawrence Co. has a Flood Advisory until 6:15 p.m.More >>
  • This Four State River rose 30 feet in 8 hours

    This Four State River rose 30 feet in 8 hours

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-08-15 15:06:29 GMT

    Below are readings from the gauge on the Verdigris River at Independence, KS. From 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night, when the gauge read 1.59 feet, until 4:15 a.m. Wednesday morning when it topped out 31.46 ft, the river rose 29.87 feet in a little less than 8 hours.

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    Below are readings from the gauge on the Verdigris River at Independence, KS. From 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night, when the gauge read 1.59 feet, until 4:15 a.m. Wednesday morning when it topped out 31.46 ft, the river rose 29.87 feet in a little less than 8 hours.

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  • Flash Flood Warning lifted, new Flood Warning in effect

    Flash Flood Warning lifted, new Flood Warning in effect

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:50:57 GMT
    The Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery Co. has expired and been replaced with a Flood Warning (dark green in effect until 9 p.m., light green expires at 12:30 p.m.) Per NWS: Excess runoff from previous heavy rainfall continues to result in flooding across much of the area. Several County Roads remain covered with high water and barricaded.More >>
    The Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery Co. has expired and been replaced with a Flood Warning (dark green in effect until 9 p.m., light green expires at 12:30 p.m.) Per NWS: Excess runoff from previous heavy rainfall continues to result in flooding across much of the area. Several County Roads remain covered with high water and barricaded.More >>
  • Flash Flood Warning extended & water rescue details from overnight

    Flash Flood Warning extended & water rescue details from overnight

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:57 AM EDT2018-08-15 11:57:08 GMT
    The Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery Co. has been extended to 7:45 a.m. The Flash Flood Warning for Labette Co. has been lifted.More >>
    The Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery Co. has been extended to 7:45 a.m. The Flash Flood Warning for Labette Co. has been lifted.More >>
  • Flash Flood Warnings & Watches

    Flash Flood Warnings & Watches

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-08-15 11:05:30 GMT
    After a night of torrential rainfall that included water rescues along Whiskey Creek in Independence, KS, there are now Flash Flood Warnings for both Montgomery and Labette Cos. Please know you're going to run into some flooded roads in that area so find alternative routes. Counties in green on the map are in Flash Flood Watches until tonight.More >>
    After a night of torrential rainfall that included water rescues along Whiskey Creek in Independence, KS, there are now Flash Flood Warnings for both Montgomery and Labette Cos. Please know you're going to run into some flooded roads in that area so find alternative routes. Counties in green on the map are in Flash Flood Watches until tonight.More >>
  • Survivor of duck boat sinking urges ban on such crafts

    Survivor of duck boat sinking urges ban on such crafts

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:52:28 GMT

    Tia Coleman urged people to sign an online petition calling on federal officials to ban the boats.

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    Tia Coleman urged people to sign an online petition calling on federal officials to ban the boats.

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  • 2,000-pound bull escapes, runs loose through Oklahoma City

    2,000-pound bull escapes, runs loose through Oklahoma City

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:51:11 GMT

    One person jumped into a river to escape the animal's path.

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    One person jumped into a river to escape the animal's path.

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  • Additional Rain Amounts Look Likely Through Wednesday

    Additional Rain Amounts Look Likely Through Wednesday

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:46:31 GMT
    With rain chances staying with us through tonight and into Wednesday, a good portion of the area could see quite a bit of additional rainfall. If the rain picks up in intensity as expected tonight and going into Wednesday, most of the area could pick up between .5" to 1.5" of additional rain on average. Inside the stronger t-storms or heavier pockets of rain, the heavier rain amounts could lead some spots of 2+" inches of rain. Let's also remember that flash flood watch...More >>
    With rain chances staying with us through tonight and into Wednesday, a good portion of the area could see quite a bit of additional rainfall. If the rain picks up in intensity as expected tonight and going into Wednesday, most of the area could pick up between .5" to 1.5" of additional rain on average. Inside the stronger t-storms or heavier pockets of rain, the heavier rain amounts could lead some spots of 2+" inches of rain. Let's also remember that flash flood watch...More >>
  • NOAA Adjusts 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

    NOAA Adjusts 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:37:30 GMT

    Thanks to dust coming from the continent of Africa, that's helping to contribute to a drop in expected storms for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Dust coming from the Sahara Desert is drifting over portions of the Atlantic Ocean. With the dust contributing drier air into parts of the atmosphere, that's not a good thing when it comes to a tropical wave looking to develop. Tropical waves need warm water and plenty of moist air to develop and strengthen. With that and other factors o...

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    Thanks to dust coming from the continent of Africa, that's helping to contribute to a drop in expected storms for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Dust coming from the Sahara Desert is drifting over portions of the Atlantic Ocean. With the dust contributing drier air into parts of the atmosphere, that's not a good thing when it comes to a tropical wave looking to develop. Tropical waves need warm water and plenty of moist air to develop and strengthen. With that and other factors o...

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  • R&R Dollars at Work at PSU

    R&R Dollars at Work at PSU

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:29:00 GMT

    Multiple construction and renovation projects are underway at Pittsburg State University thanks to R&R funding. R&R stands for "repair and rehabilitation."  

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    Multiple construction and renovation projects are underway at Pittsburg State University thanks to R&R funding. R&R stands for "repair and rehabilitation."  

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  • T-Storm Chances Continue for Wednesday

    T-Storm Chances Continue for Wednesday

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:05:52 GMT

    We'll still have the upper level low in play across the

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    We'll still have the upper level low in play across the

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  • A Look at the Tropics - August 14th

    A Look at the Tropics - August 14th

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:21:28 GMT

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  • USDA Tips to Keep Foodborne Illness Out of the Classroom

    USDA Tips to Keep Foodborne Illness Out of the Classroom

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:59:55 GMT
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2018 — It's the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch. "As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but preparing a safe lunch doesn't have to be a challenge," said Carmen Rottenberg, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at USDA. "Simple steps like washin...More >>
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2018 — It's the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch. "As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but preparing a safe lunch doesn't have to be a challenge," said Carmen Rottenberg, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at USDA. "Simple steps like washin...More >>
  • Severe T-storm map moves into southern Four States

    Severe T-storm map moves into southern Four States

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:28:41 GMT
    Severe T-Storm map now encompasses the southern portion of the four States with high wind gusts and a slight possibility of hail from this evening into Wednesday morning.More >>
    Severe T-Storm map now encompasses the southern portion of the four States with high wind gusts and a slight possibility of hail from this evening into Wednesday morning.More >>
  • Tuesday p.m. rains begin out west

    Tuesday p.m. rains begin out west

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:35:53 GMT

    From a morning where rain dominated the east, we now turn our attention to a good line of rain (and accompanying lightning) that's flared out in western SEK. There's are moving to the east but taking their time. It's not an elongated band of combined storms, more pockets of heavy rain at one time.

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    From a morning where rain dominated the east, we now turn our attention to a good line of rain (and accompanying lightning) that's flared out in western SEK. There's are moving to the east but taking their time. It's not an elongated band of combined storms, more pockets of heavy rain at one time.

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  • Flash Flood Watches in effect for NEOK & NWAR

    Flash Flood Watches in effect for NEOK & NWAR

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:39:38 GMT
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    Please not these do not expire until Wednesday night:More >>
  • Rain starts to the east on Tuesday with a little break out west.

    Rain starts to the east on Tuesday with a little break out west.

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:35 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:35:36 GMT

    Skywatch Storm Tracker has the rain on the northern and southern portions of I-49, then becoming calm as you work into SEK Eventually the rain re-emerges out west and rolls through from the SW to the NE this afternoon and evening, lasting into Wednesday morning. Temperatures remain mild with highs hanging in the mid 80s.

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    Skywatch Storm Tracker has the rain on the northern and southern portions of I-49, then becoming calm as you work into SEK Eventually the rain re-emerges out west and rolls through from the SW to the NE this afternoon and evening, lasting into Wednesday morning. Temperatures remain mild with highs hanging in the mid 80s.

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  • A Much-Needed Chance to Play Catch-Up With Rain Amounts

    A Much-Needed Chance to Play Catch-Up With Rain Amounts

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:10:05 GMT

    With our upper-low set to keep rain chances around through Wednesday, that will give us a great chance to play catch-up. The area is still behind for the year by about 9 to 10 inches, so we'll take what we can get. From this evening up to the time we get a break in the rain chances on Thursday, we could see additional rain amounts between 1 and 3 inches. With some spots possibly seeing up to 4 additional inches of rain, some parts of our area have gone under flash flood watches until ...

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    With our upper-low set to keep rain chances around through Wednesday, that will give us a great chance to play catch-up. The area is still behind for the year by about 9 to 10 inches, so we'll take what we can get. From this evening up to the time we get a break in the rain chances on Thursday, we could see additional rain amounts between 1 and 3 inches. With some spots possibly seeing up to 4 additional inches of rain, some parts of our area have gone under flash flood watches until ...

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  • Survey: Oklahoma teacher vacancies remain, despite pay hikes

    Survey: Oklahoma teacher vacancies remain, despite pay hikes

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:32:42 GMT

    Another academic year will start with nearly 500 teacher vacancies statewide.

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    Another academic year will start with nearly 500 teacher vacancies statewide.

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  • Historic jeans-maker to leave Kansas City headquarters

    Historic jeans-maker to leave Kansas City headquarters

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:31:23 GMT

    Lee Jeans will join Wrangler jeans in North Carolina as part of a spinoff from VF Corp.

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    Lee Jeans will join Wrangler jeans in North Carolina as part of a spinoff from VF Corp.

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  • A Look at the Tropics - August 13th

    A Look at the Tropics - August 13th

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:39:10 GMT

    A look at the Tropics on this August 13th still has some activity out in the Pacific while we keep an eye on the northern Atlantic

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    A look at the Tropics on this August 13th still has some activity out in the Pacific while we keep an eye on the northern Atlantic

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  • Bibliotherapy Library

    Bibliotherapy Library

    Monday, August 13 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-08-13 23:29:19 GMT
    The Alliance of Southwest Missouri is teaming up with Joplin public schools for a special book donation. The Alliance presented 385 books to go out to all eleven elementary schools. The books are to help the schools create a "Biblio-Therapy Library". These are books chosen by the school counselors for students that deal with topics regarding feelings, and how to deal with them. Each school will receive 35 books.More >>
    The Alliance of Southwest Missouri is teaming up with Joplin public schools for a special book donation. The Alliance presented 385 books to go out to all eleven elementary schools. The books are to help the schools create a "Biblio-Therapy Library". These are books chosen by the school counselors for students that deal with topics regarding feelings, and how to deal with them. Each school will receive 35 books.More >>
  • Joplin Woman Is Sentenced for Shipping Meth Via UPS

    Joplin Woman Is Sentenced for Shipping Meth Via UPS

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-08-14 16:23:07 GMT

    38-year-old Jennifer M. Conant from Joplin was sentenced in court today to 10 years in federal prison without parole. 

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    38-year-old Jennifer M. Conant from Joplin was sentenced in court today to 10 years in federal prison without parole. 

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  • Rain Machine Will Keep Chugging Along Wednesday

    Rain Machine Will Keep Chugging Along Wednesday

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:41:36 GMT

    With our upper low still in play for this Wednesday, we'll keep periods of rain and t-storms in the forecast. We'll also continue with the trend of any t-storms that we'll see Wednesday staying below severe limits. Some of the stronger t-storms we'll see on Wednesday will be capable of putting down some moderate to heavy amounts of rain. Much of the Lower 48 will have a shot to see t-storms on Wednesday with severe weather being confined to portions of the High Plains east of the Rock...

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    With our upper low still in play for this Wednesday, we'll keep periods of rain and t-storms in the forecast. We'll also continue with the trend of any t-storms that we'll see Wednesday staying below severe limits. Some of the stronger t-storms we'll see on Wednesday will be capable of putting down some moderate to heavy amounts of rain. Much of the Lower 48 will have a shot to see t-storms on Wednesday with severe weather being confined to portions of the High Plains east of the Rock...

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  • Sobriety Checkpoint To Be Set Up On US-59

    Sobriety Checkpoint To Be Set Up On US-59

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:43:45 GMT

    The Labette County Sheriff's Office is working with Kansas Highway Patrol to set-up a sobriety check point this weekend, starting on August 17th. The checkpoint will be located on US-59 north of Chetopa, KS. Officials say the purpose of the checkpoint is aimed at reducing high accident rates caused by impaired drivers. The goal is to encourage compliance with Kansas alcohol statutes by removing Traffic crashes are the greatest single cause of death for every age from 6 to 28.

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    The Labette County Sheriff's Office is working with Kansas Highway Patrol to set-up a sobriety check point this weekend, starting on August 17th. The checkpoint will be located on US-59 north of Chetopa, KS. Officials say the purpose of the checkpoint is aimed at reducing high accident rates caused by impaired drivers. The goal is to encourage compliance with Kansas alcohol statutes by removing Traffic crashes are the greatest single cause of death for every age from 6 to 28.

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  • Rain and T-Storm Chances Continue for Tuesday

    Rain and T-Storm Chances Continue for Tuesday

    Monday, August 13 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:42:46 GMT

    With our upper-level low 

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    With our upper-level low 

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  • Lightning arrives with Monday thunderstorms

    Lightning arrives with Monday thunderstorms

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-08-13 17:39:56 GMT
    As the thunderstorms now work in the central portion of the Four States we're starting to pick up some lightning strikes around HWY 400. Temperature wise we've about maxed out for the day so expect it drop a couple degrees when the rain arrives around your area.More >>
    As the thunderstorms now work in the central portion of the Four States we're starting to pick up some lightning strikes around HWY 400. Temperature wise we've about maxed out for the day so expect it drop a couple degrees when the rain arrives around your area.More >>
  • Quiet Four States on the T-Storm Risk map

    Quiet Four States on the T-Storm Risk map

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-08-13 17:10:35 GMT
    Even with the impending rain for this afternoon and night, the rain should not pose anything severe as shown by the T-Storm Risk map. The closest we see to us in the "minimal" level where a number of these rolled through north Texas across the Red River into southern Oklahoma. So we'll really just need to concentrate on accumulation numbers for the next couple of days.More >>
    Even with the impending rain for this afternoon and night, the rain should not pose anything severe as shown by the T-Storm Risk map. The closest we see to us in the "minimal" level where a number of these rolled through north Texas across the Red River into southern Oklahoma. So we'll really just need to concentrate on accumulation numbers for the next couple of days.More >>
  • Waiting on the rain, and here's why

    Waiting on the rain, and here's why

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-08-13 15:36:43 GMT

    These numbers from the National Weather Service locations in Joplin & Chanute give some great insight as to why this rain is desperately needed. Not only are we way down since the start of the year, but we really have been short on precipitation since the beginning of June as well.

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    These numbers from the National Weather Service locations in Joplin & Chanute give some great insight as to why this rain is desperately needed. Not only are we way down since the start of the year, but we really have been short on precipitation since the beginning of June as well.

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  • Keep your eyes to the south for early week rain

    Keep your eyes to the south for early week rain

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-08-13 14:52:42 GMT
    Here's a look at the Monday morning radar where we're seeing the beginning of our early week rain formulate in NEOK. But the larger system is still to the south stretching through central Oklahoma. The key is that these storms are moving pretty much due north meaning they're headed on our way. On the positive side, we'll have very mild temps (in the 80s), needed precipitation, and not looking at anything severe when they do arrive.More >>
    Here's a look at the Monday morning radar where we're seeing the beginning of our early week rain formulate in NEOK. But the larger system is still to the south stretching through central Oklahoma. The key is that these storms are moving pretty much due north meaning they're headed on our way. On the positive side, we'll have very mild temps (in the 80s), needed precipitation, and not looking at anything severe when they do arrive.More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - August 12th

    A Look at the Tropics - August 12th

    Monday, August 13 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-08-13 04:28:33 GMT

    A look at the Tropics

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    A look at the Tropics

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  • Rain & T-Storms Back In Action for Monday

    Rain & T-Storms Back In Action for Monday

    Sunday, August 12 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-08-13 03:15:02 GMT
    Thanks to our upper level low staying nearby for Monday, we'll have rain and t-storm chances picking up as we get the afternoon underway. Even though we'll have the warmth, moisture and instability in play, we shouldn't see anything (if at all) in the way of severe weather. That doesn't mean we can't rule out some strong t-storms as we roll into Monday afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center only has a marginal risk outlined out in Arizona and parts of the Atlantic coast covering North...More >>
    Thanks to our upper level low staying nearby for Monday, we'll have rain and t-storm chances picking up as we get the afternoon underway. Even though we'll have the warmth, moisture and instability in play, we shouldn't see anything (if at all) in the way of severe weather. That doesn't mean we can't rule out some strong t-storms as we roll into Monday afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center only has a marginal risk outlined out in Arizona and parts of the Atlantic coast covering North...More >>
  • Paddle Board Fun

    Paddle Board Fun

    Sunday, August 12 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-08-13 00:27:28 GMT

    Some people spent their Sunday in Joplin learning to paddle board. 

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    Some people spent their Sunday in Joplin learning to paddle board. 

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  • Oklahoma Family Brings Goat To City Pool

    Oklahoma Family Brings Goat To City Pool

    Sunday, August 12 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-08-12 22:42:33 GMT
    The Miami, OK Municipal Pool ended the season today with its annual Doggy Dip. Folks brought their four-legged friends to the pool for a little bit of fun in the sun. The event wasn't exclusive to canines however, one family brought their pet goat, Tanner. Although Tanner wasn't too fond of the water, he certainly turned a few heads. "Well they were quite curious because you don't normally treat goats like a pet, says Tanner's owner Ben Loring, "but...More >>
    The Miami, OK Municipal Pool ended the season today with its annual Doggy Dip. Folks brought their four-legged friends to the pool for a little bit of fun in the sun. The event wasn't exclusive to canines however, one family brought their pet goat, Tanner. Although Tanner wasn't too fond of the water, he certainly turned a few heads. "Well they were quite curious because you don't normally treat goats like a pet, says Tanner's owner Ben Loring, "but...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - August 11th

    A Look at the Tropics - August 11th

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-08-12 03:38:47 GMT
    The tropics continue to be a bit active late on this Saturday night. In the Atlantic, we have 2 areas we're watching for potential development. The area denoted with the "X" is an area of low pressure between Africa and the Lesser Antilles. It's producing a little bit of rain and t-storm activity. That wave will continue the slow journey westward and remain in an area where significant development doesn't appear likely. The odds of that wave becoming a depression over the ne...More >>
    The tropics continue to be a bit active late on this Saturday night. In the Atlantic, we have 2 areas we're watching for potential development. The area denoted with the "X" is an area of low pressure between Africa and the Lesser Antilles. It's producing a little bit of rain and t-storm activity. That wave will continue the slow journey westward and remain in an area where significant development doesn't appear likely. The odds of that wave becoming a depression over the ne...More >>
  • T-Storm Chances Back In Action for Sunday

    T-Storm Chances Back In Action for Sunday

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-08-12 03:14:33 GMT
    Once we start warming up for your Sunday afternoon, we'll have that warmth work together with the humidity and instability in place to get scattered t-storms back in here. As far as the severe threat goes, we aren't expecting a widespread severe threat. The t-storms that get going here will be strong to possibly low-end severe. The better chances for any severe weather will be confined to the marginal threat outlined over central Virginia and clipping parts of West Virginia and North ...More >>
    Once we start warming up for your Sunday afternoon, we'll have that warmth work together with the humidity and instability in place to get scattered t-storms back in here. As far as the severe threat goes, we aren't expecting a widespread severe threat. The t-storms that get going here will be strong to possibly low-end severe. The better chances for any severe weather will be confined to the marginal threat outlined over central Virginia and clipping parts of West Virginia and North ...More >>
  • Day of Play

    Day of Play

    Saturday, August 11 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-08-12 01:09:57 GMT

    Local kids got one last day to get out and play on Saturday, before their days start getting consumed by the needs of a proper education. 

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    Local kids got one last day to get out and play on Saturday, before their days start getting consumed by the needs of a proper education. 

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  • 10th Annual Shoal Creek Water Festival

    10th Annual Shoal Creek Water Festival

    Saturday, August 11 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-08-12 01:04:44 GMT

    People of all ages attended the 10th Annual Shoal Creek Water Festival on Saturday.

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    People of all ages attended the 10th Annual Shoal Creek Water Festival on Saturday.

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  • Mud Volleyball Tournament Returns For Arma Homecoming

    Mud Volleyball Tournament Returns For Arma Homecoming

    Saturday, August 11 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-08-11 22:15:13 GMT
    Arma, KS is holding its annual homecoming this weekend. The town hosted several events today: a 5K, a parade and its always popular mud volleyball tournament. This year the Booster Club hosted it, and more than 20 teams participated in mens, womens and co-ed tournaments. Organizers say playing the sport in a few inches of mud can be harder than it looks. This was the 80th Arma homecoming celebration.More >>
    Arma, KS is holding its annual homecoming this weekend. The town hosted several events today: a 5K, a parade and its always popular mud volleyball tournament. This year the Booster Club hosted it, and more than 20 teams participated in mens, womens and co-ed tournaments. Organizers say playing the sport in a few inches of mud can be harder than it looks. This was the 80th Arma homecoming celebration.More >>
  • BACA Raises Money With Dice Run

    BACA Raises Money With Dice Run

    Saturday, August 11 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-08-11 22:11:09 GMT
    More than 30 bikers were in Frontenac today raising money for kids in need of help. B.A.C.A. or Bikers Against Child Abuse, held its annual Roll Dem Bones Dice Run. It's like a poker run except instead of cards, the participants roll dice at different stations trying to get the largest number. For many of the participants, it's rewarding help local kids. The dice run is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the southeast Kansas chapter.More >>
    More than 30 bikers were in Frontenac today raising money for kids in need of help. B.A.C.A. or Bikers Against Child Abuse, held its annual Roll Dem Bones Dice Run. It's like a poker run except instead of cards, the participants roll dice at different stations trying to get the largest number. For many of the participants, it's rewarding help local kids. The dice run is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the southeast Kansas chapter.More >>
  • Watching Rain Chances for Next Week

    Watching Rain Chances for Next Week

    Saturday, August 11 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-08-11 05:08:18 GMT
    Going into next week, the upper levels of the atmosphere will be our main influence when it comes to weather. By Sunday and Monday, at the jet stream level, we'll have 2 cut-off lows develop in the U.S. A cut-off low is an upper level low pressure center that's simply separated from the jet stream. If an upper-level low is separated from the jet, the steering winds can't really motivate it to move along in an orderly fashion. That means the low that will develop out in western parts o...More >>
    Going into next week, the upper levels of the atmosphere will be our main influence when it comes to weather. By Sunday and Monday, at the jet stream level, we'll have 2 cut-off lows develop in the U.S. A cut-off low is an upper level low pressure center that's simply separated from the jet stream. If an upper-level low is separated from the jet, the steering winds can't really motivate it to move along in an orderly fashion. That means the low that will develop out in western parts o...More >>
  • T-Storm Chances Once Again for Saturday

    T-Storm Chances Once Again for Saturday

    Saturday, August 11 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-08-11 04:51:41 GMT
    With the stationary front still hanging around the area for Saturday, that will work with the heat and humidity in the afternoon to get some random pop-up t-storms going once again. We're not expecting a lot (if any) of severe weather. We should deal with mainly strong t-storms for Saturday afternoon and early Saturday evening. Any threat for severe weather in the U.S. should be confined to the marginal threat outlined in parts of Arizona.More >>
    With the stationary front still hanging around the area for Saturday, that will work with the heat and humidity in the afternoon to get some random pop-up t-storms going once again. We're not expecting a lot (if any) of severe weather. We should deal with mainly strong t-storms for Saturday afternoon and early Saturday evening. Any threat for severe weather in the U.S. should be confined to the marginal threat outlined in parts of Arizona.More >>
  • Church Van Crash Kills 3 Kansas Teens

    Church Van Crash Kills 3 Kansas Teens

    Friday, August 10 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-08-11 02:44:09 GMT
        Three teenagers from Kansas are dead and 10 other people are hurt after a church van heading for an outing crashed in southwestern Missouri.     The van ran off the road, struck a tree and overturned near Bolivar Missouri around 10:40 Friday morning.           Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. John Lueckenhoff says those killed were a 16-year-old boy from Olathe, a 14-year-old girl from Louisburg and a 17-year-old g...More >>
        Three teenagers from Kansas are dead and 10 other people are hurt after a church van heading for an outing crashed in southwestern Missouri.     The van ran off the road, struck a tree and overturned near Bolivar Missouri around 10:40 Friday morning.           Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. John Lueckenhoff says those killed were a 16-year-old boy from Olathe, a 14-year-old girl from Louisburg and a 17-year-old g...More >>
  • Kansas AG Issues Order Concerning Election Records

    Kansas AG Issues Order Concerning Election Records

    Friday, August 10 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-08-11 00:40:34 GMT
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today instructed election and legal officials in all 105 counties to preserve any and all records related in any way to the primary election. In a so-called “litigation hold” letter sent to county election officers and county legal counsel, Schmidt noted that litigation related to the close gubernatorial primary election appears reasonably likely and that persons involved in the election are therefore obligated to maintain all recor...More >>
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today instructed election and legal officials in all 105 counties to preserve any and all records related in any way to the primary election. In a so-called “litigation hold” letter sent to county election officers and county legal counsel, Schmidt noted that litigation related to the close gubernatorial primary election appears reasonably likely and that persons involved in the election are therefore obligated to maintain all recor...More >>
  • You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.

    You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.

    Friday, August 10 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-08-10 23:39:29 GMT

    Starting August 16 the Galena Police Department will join 150 other local and state police agencies across Kansas in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk and other drugged drivers from the roadways. You Drink. You Drive. You Lose., is underwritten by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). According to Chief Charles, This campaign is intended to remind drivers of several things: 1. If you are planning on going out to drink; make a designated driver a substantial part of this...

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    Starting August 16 the Galena Police Department will join 150 other local and state police agencies across Kansas in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk and other drugged drivers from the roadways. You Drink. You Drive. You Lose., is underwritten by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). According to Chief Charles, This campaign is intended to remind drivers of several things: 1. If you are planning on going out to drink; make a designated driver a substantial part of this...

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  • Sheriff Urges Drivers to be Extra Vigilant as School Starts

    Sheriff Urges Drivers to be Extra Vigilant as School Starts

    Friday, August 10 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-08-10 22:16:40 GMT
    "With summer break coming to an end, we want to remind motorists to be extra vigilant, especially in the mornings and afternoons," stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves. Schools across the country are opening their doors for the 2018-2019 school year. The Cherokee County, Kansas Sheriff's Office says it wants to make sure students have a safe and successful school year. Authorities urge drivers to watch out for kids riding their bikes, walking to and from school or ...More >>
    "With summer break coming to an end, we want to remind motorists to be extra vigilant, especially in the mornings and afternoons," stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves. Schools across the country are opening their doors for the 2018-2019 school year. The Cherokee County, Kansas Sheriff's Office says it wants to make sure students have a safe and successful school year. Authorities urge drivers to watch out for kids riding their bikes, walking to and from school or ...More >>
  • 3 dead, 10 injured in Missouri church van crash

    3 dead, 10 injured in Missouri church van crash

    Friday, August 10 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-08-10 21:28:25 GMT

    Those killed were a 16-year-old boy from Olathe, a 14-year-old girl from Louisburg and a 17-year-old girl from Stillwell.

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    Those killed were a 16-year-old boy from Olathe, a 14-year-old girl from Louisburg and a 17-year-old girl from Stillwell.

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  • Governor says he can't reopen Michael Brown case

    Governor says he can't reopen Michael Brown case

    Friday, August 10 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-08-10 21:26:48 GMT

    The mother of Michael Brown is pressing Missouri's governor to reopen the investigation.

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    The mother of Michael Brown is pressing Missouri's governor to reopen the investigation.

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  • Drought Monitor shows expanding Extreme levels

    Drought Monitor shows expanding Extreme levels

    Friday, August 10 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-08-10 17:09:00 GMT
    Compared to where we stood at this point in time last week, we've seen the "Extreme" level of drought in the south expand east into SWMO and into Joplin. Also, the "Dry" category no longer exists meaning we're all in the midst of ":Moderate Drought" or worse.More >>
    Compared to where we stood at this point in time last week, we've seen the "Extreme" level of drought in the south expand east into SWMO and into Joplin. Also, the "Dry" category no longer exists meaning we're all in the midst of ":Moderate Drought" or worse.More >>
  • Joplin Boy Sells Lemonade For Humane Society

    Joplin Boy Sells Lemonade For Humane Society

    Friday, August 10 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-08-10 12:31:02 GMT
    A Joplin boy wanted to provide aid to some homeless animals. His solution, a lemonade stand. Eleven-year-old Austin Baker sold lemonade in front of his home for a fund-raiser. The lemonade and materials for the stand were donated by friends and family. All the proceeds went straight to the Joplin Humane Society. A lot of people have rallied to the cause. The lemonade stand was open for three hours and raised 800 dollars. This is the second year Austin has done that.More >>
    A Joplin boy wanted to provide aid to some homeless animals. His solution, a lemonade stand. Eleven-year-old Austin Baker sold lemonade in front of his home for a fund-raiser. The lemonade and materials for the stand were donated by friends and family. All the proceeds went straight to the Joplin Humane Society. A lot of people have rallied to the cause. The lemonade stand was open for three hours and raised 800 dollars. This is the second year Austin has done that.More >>
  • T-Storm Chances Stick With Us for Friday

    T-Storm Chances Stick With Us for Friday

    Thursday, August 9 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-08-10 02:22:34 GMT
    With another quick moving front working in from the north, an upper-level setup for support along and another hot & humid day, we'll have another shot for random pop-up t-storms going into Friday afternoon. Even though we're outlined to expect t-storms, I wouldn't be surprised if we had some of the t-storms tomorrow turn strong to possibly low-end severe. The better shot for any severe weather is with the marginal outlined threat confined to a good portion of Arizona going into Fr...More >>
    With another quick moving front working in from the north, an upper-level setup for support along and another hot & humid day, we'll have another shot for random pop-up t-storms going into Friday afternoon. Even though we're outlined to expect t-storms, I wouldn't be surprised if we had some of the t-storms tomorrow turn strong to possibly low-end severe. The better shot for any severe weather is with the marginal outlined threat confined to a good portion of Arizona going into Fr...More >>
  • Updated Drought Monitor Doesn't Bode Well For Us

    Updated Drought Monitor Doesn't Bode Well For Us

    Thursday, August 9 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-08-10 01:44:52 GMT
    Even though we had scattered rain and t-storms over the past few days, that hasn't been taken into account with this week's update to the Drought Monitor. Going from last week's update to this Thursday, the drought has maintained its grip over the area and worsened in some spots. The entire area is at least under a moderate drought while the severe to extreme drought has grown over NE OK, SW MO and from Coffeyville-Parsons-Fort Scott and points east to the state border. With another s...More >>
    Even though we had scattered rain and t-storms over the past few days, that hasn't been taken into account with this week's update to the Drought Monitor. Going from last week's update to this Thursday, the drought has maintained its grip over the area and worsened in some spots. The entire area is at least under a moderate drought while the severe to extreme drought has grown over NE OK, SW MO and from Coffeyville-Parsons-Fort Scott and points east to the state border. With another s...More >>
  • Man pleads guilty in pet food adulteration case

    Man pleads guilty in pet food adulteration case

    Thursday, August 9 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-08-10 00:41:35 GMT

    Poultry feathers, feet and other items were passed off to pet food manufacturers.

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    Poultry feathers, feet and other items were passed off to pet food manufacturers.

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  • New nitrogen execution protocol unfinished in Oklahoma

    New nitrogen execution protocol unfinished in Oklahoma

    Thursday, August 9 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-08-10 00:39:28 GMT

    Officials announced in March their intention to switch to nitrogen hypoxia for executions.

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    Officials announced in March their intention to switch to nitrogen hypoxia for executions.

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  • Judge Sentences Man for Sexual Exploitation of Joplin Child

    Judge Sentences Man for Sexual Exploitation of Joplin Child

    Thursday, August 9 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-08-09 22:40:23 GMT

    A North Carolina man will spend life in prison without parole for the sexual exploitation of a child in Joplin, Missouri. 34-year-old David Lee Perkins of Winston-Salem, NC was sentenced today (Aug. 9, 2018) by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to life in prison. Perkins is also ordered to pay $6,325 in restitution to his victim. On Jan. 18, 2018, Perkins was found guilty following a bench trial of crossing state lines into Missouri with the intent to engage in a sexual act...

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    A North Carolina man will spend life in prison without parole for the sexual exploitation of a child in Joplin, Missouri. 34-year-old David Lee Perkins of Winston-Salem, NC was sentenced today (Aug. 9, 2018) by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to life in prison. Perkins is also ordered to pay $6,325 in restitution to his victim. On Jan. 18, 2018, Perkins was found guilty following a bench trial of crossing state lines into Missouri with the intent to engage in a sexual act...

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  • Our early week cool front has really sagged to the south

    Our early week cool front has really sagged to the south

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-08-09 17:13:37 GMT
    The 24 hour temperature change map shows you just how far that cool front we encountered Tuesday has moved south as we see some double digit decreases down by the Red River while we've rebounded just a bit into the positive numbers compared to yesterday alone.More >>
    The 24 hour temperature change map shows you just how far that cool front we encountered Tuesday has moved south as we see some double digit decreases down by the Red River while we've rebounded just a bit into the positive numbers compared to yesterday alone.More >>
  • Close to 90 by noon with scattered rains later this afternoon

    Close to 90 by noon with scattered rains later this afternoon

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-08-09 17:00:16 GMT
    In the short span from 11:30 a.m.- noon we've seen some pretty significant cloud cover. But before then the sunshine put us close to 90 by the lunch hour. Still looking at scattered rain moving from north to south from about 3 - 7 p.m.More >>
    In the short span from 11:30 a.m.- noon we've seen some pretty significant cloud cover. But before then the sunshine put us close to 90 by the lunch hour. Still looking at scattered rain moving from north to south from about 3 - 7 p.m.More >>
  • Hector breezes past Hawaii, all warning lifted

    Hector breezes past Hawaii, all warning lifted

    Thursday, August 9 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-08-09 15:58:46 GMT
    Good news for Hawaii as Hurricane Hector, still a category 3, now sits 300 miles southwest of the Big Island and the Tropical Storm Warnings for the state have all been lifted.More >>
    Good news for Hawaii as Hurricane Hector, still a category 3, now sits 300 miles southwest of the Big Island and the Tropical Storm Warnings for the state have all been lifted.More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - Early August 9th

    A Look at the Tropics - Early August 9th

    Thursday, August 9 2018 3:04 AM EDT2018-08-09 07:04:11 GMT
    A look at the Tropics doesn't show any developing waves out in the Atlantic or the Pacific. Instead, we have three named systems we're watching. In the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Debby still holding onto some reasonable strength. At the last advisory, it had wind speeds of 50 mph as it continues its northeast track. Debby is forecast to weaken as we work into the coming weekend. Over in the Pacific, we have Hurricane John with sustained wind speeds of 80 mph. John will maintain ...More >>
    A look at the Tropics doesn't show any developing waves out in the Atlantic or the Pacific. Instead, we have three named systems we're watching. In the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Debby still holding onto some reasonable strength. At the last advisory, it had wind speeds of 50 mph as it continues its northeast track. Debby is forecast to weaken as we work into the coming weekend. Over in the Pacific, we have Hurricane John with sustained wind speeds of 80 mph. John will maintain ...More >>
  • Pop-Up T-Storm Chances Possible Again for Thursday

    Pop-Up T-Storm Chances Possible Again for Thursday

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-08-09 03:57:49 GMT
    With a hot & humid Thursday waiting for us, we should have enough instability to work with in place to see some random pop-up t-storms Thursday afternoon. Any that do manage to pop up, some could be strong. We're not expecting any severe weather here for Thursday. We just see a marginal severe threat around Lake Michigan and areas surrounding Chicago while southern Arizona could see some strong to severe t-storms Thursday afternoon.More >>
    With a hot & humid Thursday waiting for us, we should have enough instability to work with in place to see some random pop-up t-storms Thursday afternoon. Any that do manage to pop up, some could be strong. We're not expecting any severe weather here for Thursday. We just see a marginal severe threat around Lake Michigan and areas surrounding Chicago while southern Arizona could see some strong to severe t-storms Thursday afternoon.More >>
  • Springfield voters overturn pit bull ban

    Springfield voters overturn pit bull ban

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-08-09 00:40:28 GMT

    Two toddlers and their mother were attacked by a neighbor's pit bulls last year.

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    Two toddlers and their mother were attacked by a neighbor's pit bulls last year.

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  • Kansas to cover high school juniors' ACT exam fees

    Kansas to cover high school juniors' ACT exam fees

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-08-09 00:38:01 GMT

    Students pay $50 for the ACT exam and an additional $16.50 for an optional writing assessment.

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    Students pay $50 for the ACT exam and an additional $16.50 for an optional writing assessment.

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  • Hurricanes across the Pacific...that's right, it's plural

    Hurricanes across the Pacific...that's right, it's plural

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-08-08 18:04:16 GMT
    There's now a pair of hurricanes in the Pacific including one that essentially devoured another nearby named storm. Let's start with the first picture where Hurricane Hector, now a category 3, sits about 200 miles off the south of Hawaii's Big Island where Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for high winds and surf from Hector. Now on to the second picture, where John has increased to a Category 1 hurricane after swallowing up what was Tropical Storm Ileana. And to add to the name g...More >>
    There's now a pair of hurricanes in the Pacific including one that essentially devoured another nearby named storm. Let's start with the first picture where Hurricane Hector, now a category 3, sits about 200 miles off the south of Hawaii's Big Island where Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for high winds and surf from Hector. Now on to the second picture, where John has increased to a Category 1 hurricane after swallowing up what was Tropical Storm Ileana. And to add to the name g...More >>
  • Latest Severe T-Storm Risk map shift keeps us out of harms way

    Latest Severe T-Storm Risk map shift keeps us out of harms way

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-08-08 17:55:14 GMT
    While we have chances for isolated rains this afternoon and evening, the eastward shift in the Severe Thunderstorm Risk map shows the boomerang pattern these storms are taking out of eastern Colorado/western Kansas and sweeping off to our southwest. Humidity also going to make it feel like it's in the 90s.More >>
    While we have chances for isolated rains this afternoon and evening, the eastward shift in the Severe Thunderstorm Risk map shows the boomerang pattern these storms are taking out of eastern Colorado/western Kansas and sweeping off to our southwest. Humidity also going to make it feel like it's in the 90s.More >>
  • "Foggy start" would be an understatement

    "Foggy start" would be an understatement

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-08-08 17:45:17 GMT
    The first picture is a look outside of KOAM/FOX 14 Television City #nofilter. Gives you an idea of how thick the widespread fog is this morning as visibility numbers continue to decrease. Take extra precautions on the road this morning and please drive safely.More >>
    The first picture is a look outside of KOAM/FOX 14 Television City #nofilter. Gives you an idea of how thick the widespread fog is this morning as visibility numbers continue to decrease. Take extra precautions on the road this morning and please drive safely.More >>
  • Kansas Man Pleads Guilty To Buying Tiger Pelts

    Kansas Man Pleads Guilty To Buying Tiger Pelts

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-08-08 04:04:26 GMT
      A Kansas man admits he tried to buy two tiger pelts in violation of federal law. He didn't know the seller was actually an undercover agent from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.           Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Ret Thach of Wichita pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating the Lacey Act, which prohibits interstate sale or purchase of animals covered by the Endangered Species Act.       In his plea, Thach admitted ...More >>
      A Kansas man admits he tried to buy two tiger pelts in violation of federal law. He didn't know the seller was actually an undercover agent from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.           Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Ret Thach of Wichita pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating the Lacey Act, which prohibits interstate sale or purchase of animals covered by the Endangered Species Act.       In his plea, Thach admitted ...More >>
  • Oklahoma mom charged with stabbing daughter to stand trial

    Oklahoma mom charged with stabbing daughter to stand trial

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:41:03 GMT

    The woman is accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter 50 to 70 times and hitting her in the head with an ax.

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    The woman is accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter 50 to 70 times and hitting her in the head with an ax.

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  • Oklahoma governor seeks extension for REAL ID compliance

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:39:28 GMT

    Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 to make driver's licenses harder to forge.

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    Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 to make driver's licenses harder to forge.

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  • Missouri Oklahoma And Kansas Join Suit Over Execution Drugs

    Missouri Oklahoma And Kansas Join Suit Over Execution Drugs

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:38:37 GMT
        Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas are among fifteen states siding with Nevada as it fights drug companies battling the use of their products in an inmate's execution.       Republican attorneys general from 15 states filed documents Monday with the Nevada Supreme Court arguing that drug company Alvogen's claims are a part of a "guerrilla war against the death penalty."       The attorneys general represent Arkansas, Al...More >>
        Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas are among fifteen states siding with Nevada as it fights drug companies battling the use of their products in an inmate's execution.       Republican attorneys general from 15 states filed documents Monday with the Nevada Supreme Court arguing that drug company Alvogen's claims are a part of a "guerrilla war against the death penalty."       The attorneys general represent Arkansas, Al...More >>
  • Oklahoma Mother To Stand Trial For Stabbing Her Child

    Oklahoma Mother To Stand Trial For Stabbing Her Child

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:27:07 GMT
       An Oklahoma woman accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter up 50 to 70 times, hitting her in the head with an axe, then setting their home on fire has been ordered to stand trial.     The child survived the May attack.       The mother, 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad waived her right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and was bound over for trial on assault and battery with intent to kill, child neglect and arson charges.    ...More >>
       An Oklahoma woman accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter up 50 to 70 times, hitting her in the head with an axe, then setting their home on fire has been ordered to stand trial.     The child survived the May attack.       The mother, 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad waived her right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and was bound over for trial on assault and battery with intent to kill, child neglect and arson charges.    ...More >>
  • Kansas Killer Sentenced For Hate Crimes

    Kansas Killer Sentenced For Hate Crimes

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:08:07 GMT
        A man who had been sentenced to life in prison for a Kansas murder, now gets three more consecutive life sentences on federal hate crime charges.     Adam Purinton killed an Indian immigrant and wounded two other men at an Olathe Kansas bar in February 2017.     32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla had stopped there for a drink with a co-worker who was wounded in the attack. A third man who intervened also was shot.     Purinton r...More >>
        A man who had been sentenced to life in prison for a Kansas murder, now gets three more consecutive life sentences on federal hate crime charges.     Adam Purinton killed an Indian immigrant and wounded two other men at an Olathe Kansas bar in February 2017.     32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla had stopped there for a drink with a co-worker who was wounded in the attack. A third man who intervened also was shot.     Purinton r...More >>
  • Kansas School District Sued Over Unequal Pay

    Kansas School District Sued Over Unequal Pay

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-08-08 00:52:19 GMT
     A complaint filed in federal court in Kansas alleges an eastern Kansas school district alleging it paid a female principal less than it paid the man she had replaced and less than the man who succeeded her.     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Unified School District 245 Leroy-Gridley in Coffey County, claiming the district violated the Equal Pay Act.      It contends that in 2015 Julie Rosenquist was paid $45,000 a year as ...More >>
     A complaint filed in federal court in Kansas alleges an eastern Kansas school district alleging it paid a female principal less than it paid the man she had replaced and less than the man who succeeded her.     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Unified School District 245 Leroy-Gridley in Coffey County, claiming the district violated the Equal Pay Act.      It contends that in 2015 Julie Rosenquist was paid $45,000 a year as ...More >>
  • Oklahoma Medicaid Proposal Could Reduce Coverage

    Oklahoma Medicaid Proposal Could Reduce Coverage

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-08-08 00:41:56 GMT
       Some Oklahoma health-care advocates claim some of the poorest parents in in the state could lose Medicaid coverage under a proposal from the state's Medicaid provider.     The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is considering requiring some Medicaid recipients to report at least 80 hours of work per month in order to qualify for coverage.         Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Familie...More >>
       Some Oklahoma health-care advocates claim some of the poorest parents in in the state could lose Medicaid coverage under a proposal from the state's Medicaid provider.     The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is considering requiring some Medicaid recipients to report at least 80 hours of work per month in order to qualify for coverage.         Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Familie...More >>
  • Suspect Found Competent In Oklahoma Pipe Bomb Case

    Suspect Found Competent In Oklahoma Pipe Bomb Case

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-08-08 00:22:20 GMT
         A former airman accused of detonating a pipe bomb outside an Oklahoma military recruiting station has been found competent to stand trial.     The ruling came Tuesday in the case against 29-year-old Benjamin Roden.      The former Air Force senior airman was indicted after a pipe bomb exploded in front of an unoccupied Air Force recruiting station near Tulsa on July 10, 2017.     A federal judge ruled that a forensi...More >>
         A former airman accused of detonating a pipe bomb outside an Oklahoma military recruiting station has been found competent to stand trial.     The ruling came Tuesday in the case against 29-year-old Benjamin Roden.      The former Air Force senior airman was indicted after a pipe bomb exploded in front of an unoccupied Air Force recruiting station near Tulsa on July 10, 2017.     A federal judge ruled that a forensi...More >>
  • Oklahoma Seeks REAL ID Extension

    Oklahoma Seeks REAL ID Extension

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-08-08 00:04:41 GMT
        Oklahoma might need more time to comply with the U.S. REAL ID Act.     Governor Mary Fallin Tuesday asked federal officials for another extension to comply.     She said that would allow Oklahoma driver's licenses and ID cards to be used to gain entry into federal buildings and military installations and to board commercial aircraft through Oct. 10, 2019.      Oklahoma's current REAL ID extension expires on Oct. 10, 2018. &nbs...More >>
        Oklahoma might need more time to comply with the U.S. REAL ID Act.     Governor Mary Fallin Tuesday asked federal officials for another extension to comply.     She said that would allow Oklahoma driver's licenses and ID cards to be used to gain entry into federal buildings and military installations and to board commercial aircraft through Oct. 10, 2019.      Oklahoma's current REAL ID extension expires on Oct. 10, 2018. &nbs...More >>
  • Massive Attendance Estimated For Marian Days

    Massive Attendance Estimated For Marian Days

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-08-07 23:46:07 GMT
    You might be surprised by the numbers from the Marian Days celebration in Carthage.     The Carthage police department estimates well over a 100-thousand people participated in church services at the religious pilgrimage that wrapped up over the weekend.     Police report almost no crime, nothing more serious than a misdemeanor, and no critical incidents.     Police calculate participation based on the number of people who took communion la...More >>
    You might be surprised by the numbers from the Marian Days celebration in Carthage.     The Carthage police department estimates well over a 100-thousand people participated in church services at the religious pilgrimage that wrapped up over the weekend.     Police report almost no crime, nothing more serious than a misdemeanor, and no critical incidents.     Police calculate participation based on the number of people who took communion la...More >>
  • Competency Hearing Sought For Mother Accused Of Child Murder

    Competency Hearing Sought For Mother Accused Of Child Murder

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-08-07 22:51:59 GMT
         A Missouri woman charged with intentionally driving into a river near Lawrence Kansas, killing one of her children and injuring another, will undergo a mental evaluation.      An attorney for 26-year-old Scharron Dingledine, of Columbia, Missouri, said during a brief court hearing Tuesday that she wants an evaluation of Dingledine's competency.      Dingledine is charged with first-degree murder after her car went into the river n...More >>
         A Missouri woman charged with intentionally driving into a river near Lawrence Kansas, killing one of her children and injuring another, will undergo a mental evaluation.      An attorney for 26-year-old Scharron Dingledine, of Columbia, Missouri, said during a brief court hearing Tuesday that she wants an evaluation of Dingledine's competency.      Dingledine is charged with first-degree murder after her car went into the river n...More >>
  • Boil Advisory Issued For The City Of Walnut

    Boil Advisory Issued For The City Of Walnut

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-08-07 22:19:36 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Walnut located in Crawford County.  Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water. Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker. Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap wa...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Walnut located in Crawford County.  Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water. Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker. Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap wa...More >>
  • Memorial Auditorium Seeks Exhibitors For Bridal Crawl

    Memorial Auditorium Seeks Exhibitors For Bridal Crawl

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-08-07 20:54:22 GMT
    Memorial Auditorium in Pittsburg is looking for exhibitors to take part in its third annual Downtown Pittsburg Bridal Crawl. The event is set for Friday, September 14, from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Memorial Auditorium. The bridal crawl encourages couples on their way to the altar to shop local for all their wedding needs. Brides, grooms, parents and their wedding parties will visit wedding vendors at the Memorial Auditorium, before getting their passports stamped by partici...More >>
    Memorial Auditorium in Pittsburg is looking for exhibitors to take part in its third annual Downtown Pittsburg Bridal Crawl. The event is set for Friday, September 14, from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Memorial Auditorium. The bridal crawl encourages couples on their way to the altar to shop local for all their wedding needs. Brides, grooms, parents and their wedding parties will visit wedding vendors at the Memorial Auditorium, before getting their passports stamped by partici...More >>
  • EPA proposes new rule for certain uses of asbestos

    EPA proposes new rule for certain uses of asbestos

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-08-08 19:05:40 GMT

    The proposed Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) would require manufacturers and importers wanting to use asbestos to receive EPA approval before starting or resuming manufacturing, and importing or processing of asbestos. The EPA would evaluate the intended use of asbestos and, if necessary, take action to prohibit or limit the use. EPA officials say without this proposed rule, the importing or processing of asbestos can start at any time without prior notice to EPA. The proposed r...

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    The proposed Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) would require manufacturers and importers wanting to use asbestos to receive EPA approval before starting or resuming manufacturing, and importing or processing of asbestos. The EPA would evaluate the intended use of asbestos and, if necessary, take action to prohibit or limit the use. EPA officials say without this proposed rule, the importing or processing of asbestos can start at any time without prior notice to EPA. The proposed r...

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  • Newsmakers Interviews Will Focus On MSSU

    Newsmakers Interviews Will Focus On MSSU

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-08-07 20:45:57 GMT
    KGCS-TV's the Newsmakers will be airing programs that will focus on Missouri Southern State University as the new academic school year gets underway. “We felt that people returning to campus and those in the community would be interested in what’s happening at Missouri Southern,” said Judy Stiles, Newsmakers host and KGCS General Manager. The first program, airing the week of August 12, takes a look at Missouri Southern Athletics. MSSU Director of Athl...More >>
    KGCS-TV's the Newsmakers will be airing programs that will focus on Missouri Southern State University as the new academic school year gets underway. “We felt that people returning to campus and those in the community would be interested in what’s happening at Missouri Southern,” said Judy Stiles, Newsmakers host and KGCS General Manager. The first program, airing the week of August 12, takes a look at Missouri Southern Athletics. MSSU Director of Athl...More >>
  • We're in the middle of the largest temp change in the U.S.

    We're in the middle of the largest temp change in the U.S.

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-08-07 17:24:58 GMT
    What a difference a cold front makes when you compare to where we stood at this time yesterday.More >>
    What a difference a cold front makes when you compare to where we stood at this time yesterday.More >>
  • Precip Accumulations numbers so far

    Precip Accumulations numbers so far

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-08-07 17:09:55 GMT
    Certainly more accumulation in the northwest part of SEK but pretty good coverage since the rains started this morning.More >>
    Certainly more accumulation in the northwest part of SEK but pretty good coverage since the rains started this morning.More >>
  • Lightning diminishes as storms move east

    Lightning diminishes as storms move east

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-08-07 15:27:42 GMT
    The lightning tracker pictured show the strikes we've picked up in the last 10 minutes. This is a far cry from the wide swath of lightning that worked north to south when the thunderstorms began in western SEK.More >>
    The lightning tracker pictured show the strikes we've picked up in the last 10 minutes. This is a far cry from the wide swath of lightning that worked north to south when the thunderstorms began in western SEK.More >>
  • Tuesday morning thunderstorms already rolling through

    Tuesday morning thunderstorms already rolling through

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-08-07 12:18:43 GMT
    These are packing a good amount of rain and lightning, moving west to east. By late morning they will move through the SWMO. That's round one, as we'll have more develop this afternoon and last through the night.More >>
    These are packing a good amount of rain and lightning, moving west to east. By late morning they will move through the SWMO. That's round one, as we'll have more develop this afternoon and last through the night.More >>
  • Residency question prevents former governor from voting

    Residency question prevents former governor from voting

    Monday, August 6 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-08-07 02:41:29 GMT
    MO Gov. Eric GreitensMO Gov. Eric Greitens
    MO Gov. Eric GreitensMO Gov. Eric Greitens

    Greitens is still registered to vote in Jefferson City.

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    Greitens is still registered to vote in Jefferson City.

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  • Washington University-Drugmaker Partnership

    Washington University-Drugmaker Partnership

    Monday, August 6 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-08-07 02:40:15 GMT

     The partnership will fund projects that have a focus on rare diseases.

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     The partnership will fund projects that have a focus on rare diseases.

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  • Student Safety a Top Priority in Pittsburg

    Student Safety a Top Priority in Pittsburg

    Monday, August 6 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-08-07 00:51:50 GMT

    Big changes have hit the streets surrounding Pittsburg High, all in the name of safety. There's now a 4-way stop that will be activated this Thursday at the intersection of 4th Street and Free King Highway. 

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    Big changes have hit the streets surrounding Pittsburg High, all in the name of safety. There's now a 4-way stop that will be activated this Thursday at the intersection of 4th Street and Free King Highway. 

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  • Joplin Man Charged With Crimes Against Three Children

    Joplin Man Charged With Crimes Against Three Children

    Monday, August 6 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-08-06 19:20:39 GMT

    Joplin Police arrest a man for allegedly committing sex crimes with three minors. 29-year-old Matthew Galati from Joplin has been charged with four counts of statutory sodomy of a person less than 12-years-old and two counts of statutory sodomy in the second degree. He is currently held at the Jasper County Jail with a $150,000 cash only bond. Galati had access to the victims through his involvements in more than one church outside of our city but the alleged crimes he is ch...

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    Joplin Police arrest a man for allegedly committing sex crimes with three minors. 29-year-old Matthew Galati from Joplin has been charged with four counts of statutory sodomy of a person less than 12-years-old and two counts of statutory sodomy in the second degree. He is currently held at the Jasper County Jail with a $150,000 cash only bond. Galati had access to the victims through his involvements in more than one church outside of our city but the alleged crimes he is ch...

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  • Already seeing heat induces close to 100 at noon

    Already seeing heat induces close to 100 at noon

    Monday, August 6 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-08-06 17:07:58 GMT
    Combine the sunshine, the humidity, and the strong southwest winds and it feels pretty close to 100 degrees in some places. We'll have to put up with the wind through the afternoon before we get a break this evening. Oh by the way...sunset is at 8:20 Put that in military time, and sunset tonight is 2020.More >>
    Combine the sunshine, the humidity, and the strong southwest winds and it feels pretty close to 100 degrees in some places. We'll have to put up with the wind through the afternoon before we get a break this evening. Oh by the way...sunset is at 8:20 Put that in military time, and sunset tonight is 2020.More >>
  • Hurricane Hector headed toward Hawaii

    Hurricane Hector headed toward Hawaii

    Monday, August 6 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-08-06 17:00:41 GMT
    Hector, now a category 4, sits about 1,000 miles away from Hawaii. Right now its track skews just south of the islands. That being said, Hawaii still has Hurricane Warnings in effect for the duration of the week.More >>
    Hector, now a category 4, sits about 1,000 miles away from Hawaii. Right now its track skews just south of the islands. That being said, Hawaii still has Hurricane Warnings in effect for the duration of the week.More >>
  • Wind is Whipping on a Monday

    Wind is Whipping on a Monday

    Monday, August 6 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-08-06 15:42:35 GMT
    We're already seeing wind gusts in excess of 20 mph and it's expected to still increase in the next couple of hours.More >>
    We're already seeing wind gusts in excess of 20 mph and it's expected to still increase in the next couple of hours.More >>
  • Hot & windy Monday ahead

    Hot & windy Monday ahead

    Monday, August 6 2018 6:56 AM EDT2018-08-06 10:56:29 GMT
    Already seeing temps close in on 80 before sunrise and the wind will pick up from the south this afternoon with 25+ mph gusts.More >>
    Already seeing temps close in on 80 before sunrise and the wind will pick up from the south this afternoon with 25+ mph gusts.More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - August 5th

    A Look at the Tropics - August 5th

    Monday, August 6 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-08-06 04:36:28 GMT

    Looking at the Tropics on this August 5th... There's quite a bit of activity to go over, especially out in the Pacific Basin. Let's start with the Atlantic Ocean first. We still have a non-tropical low pressure center west of the Azores. There's still limited shower activity with it and the environmental conditions should only allow some development over the next 5 days. The odds of this system becoming a depression sit fairly low at 20%. Over in the Pacific, the area marked with the ...

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    Looking at the Tropics on this August 5th... There's quite a bit of activity to go over, especially out in the Pacific Basin. Let's start with the Atlantic Ocean first. We still have a non-tropical low pressure center west of the Azores. There's still limited shower activity with it and the environmental conditions should only allow some development over the next 5 days. The odds of this system becoming a depression sit fairly low at 20%. Over in the Pacific, the area marked with the ...

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  • A Look at the Tropics - August 4th

    A Look at the Tropics - August 4th

    Sunday, August 5 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-08-05 04:46:02 GMT
    For the first time in a while, our look at the Tropics has some activity on both sides of North America. Out in the Atlantic, we have a non-tropical low pressure center west of the Azores. Going into early next week, it could acquire tropical characteristics as it continues to drift into warm ocean waters. The odds of this wave becoming a tropical depression over the next 5 days currently sit at 30%. Still, most of the tropical activity can be found over in the Pacific Basin off the c...More >>
    For the first time in a while, our look at the Tropics has some activity on both sides of North America. Out in the Atlantic, we have a non-tropical low pressure center west of the Azores. Going into early next week, it could acquire tropical characteristics as it continues to drift into warm ocean waters. The odds of this wave becoming a tropical depression over the next 5 days currently sit at 30%. Still, most of the tropical activity can be found over in the Pacific Basin off the c...More >>
  • New Sculpture for the Joplin Humane Society

    New Sculpture for the Joplin Humane Society

    Saturday, August 4 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-08-05 02:05:20 GMT

    The Joplin Humane Society has a new sculpture to show off! The sculpture was unveiled Saturday by it's creator, Larry Glaze. 

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    The Joplin Humane Society has a new sculpture to show off! The sculpture was unveiled Saturday by it's creator, Larry Glaze. 

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  • Bluegrass & BBQ

    Bluegrass & BBQ

    Saturday, August 4 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-08-05 01:00:23 GMT

    There was no shortage of good music and good food at Neosho's annual Big Spring Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival on Saturday. 

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    There was no shortage of good music and good food at Neosho's annual Big Spring Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival on Saturday. 

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  • Possible Rain Chances Within the Next 5 Days

    Possible Rain Chances Within the Next 5 Days

    Friday, August 3 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-08-04 02:31:35 GMT
    While a quick disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere could bring a quick shower or two late Saturday night and into Sunday morning, this weekend isn't looking promising for any meaningful rain chances. With most of the area still in some form of a drought, we need any good rain chances that can come our way. Our next best shot for rain wants to work in with a cold front by Tuesday. We'll at least have scattered t-storm chances with that system as it passes through. An early...More >>
    While a quick disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere could bring a quick shower or two late Saturday night and into Sunday morning, this weekend isn't looking promising for any meaningful rain chances. With most of the area still in some form of a drought, we need any good rain chances that can come our way. Our next best shot for rain wants to work in with a cold front by Tuesday. We'll at least have scattered t-storm chances with that system as it passes through. An early...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - August 3rd

    A Look at the Tropics - August 3rd

    Friday, August 3 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-08-04 02:26:18 GMT

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  • Police arrest driver who abandoned 15 passengers after stop

    Police arrest driver who abandoned 15 passengers after stop

    Friday, August 3 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-08-04 01:41:33 GMT

    Inside the van were 15 people who spoke no English and lacked identification.

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    Inside the van were 15 people who spoke no English and lacked identification.

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  • St. Louis-area native among those picked for SpaceX

    St. Louis-area native among those picked for SpaceX

    Friday, August 3 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-08-04 01:40:24 GMT

    Air Force Col. Robert Behnken is from St. Ann and is a 1988 graduate of Pattonville High School.

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    Air Force Col. Robert Behnken is from St. Ann and is a 1988 graduate of Pattonville High School.

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  • Kansas And Colorado Reach Agreement On Republican River Usage.

    Kansas And Colorado Reach Agreement On Republican River Usage.

    Friday, August 3 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-08-03 21:48:23 GMT
    Today the Governors and Attorneys General of Kansas and Colorado announced that they have reached a settlement of claims regarding Colorado’s past use of water under the Republican River Compact. The Compact allocates the waters of the basins between the states of Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. “This settlement is an investment in the basin to ensure a better future for Kansas water users.” said Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer. “Kansas and Colorado are committed t...More >>
    Today the Governors and Attorneys General of Kansas and Colorado announced that they have reached a settlement of claims regarding Colorado’s past use of water under the Republican River Compact. The Compact allocates the waters of the basins between the states of Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. “This settlement is an investment in the basin to ensure a better future for Kansas water users.” said Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer. “Kansas and Colorado are committed t...More >>
  • Ozark Christian College Receives $1 Million Donation

    Ozark Christian College Receives $1 Million Donation

    Friday, August 3 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-08-03 21:18:51 GMT
    Ozark Christian College received a sizable donation on August 1. Rick Bronson donated $1 million to the college. OCC will use the money to renovate the Alumni Hall during the 2018-219 school year. The Alumni Hall is the oldest dorm on campus. It's all a part of the college's plan to modernize the campus by renovating all six of its dormitories. Work will begin in early September.More >>
    Ozark Christian College received a sizable donation on August 1. Rick Bronson donated $1 million to the college. OCC will use the money to renovate the Alumni Hall during the 2018-219 school year. The Alumni Hall is the oldest dorm on campus. It's all a part of the college's plan to modernize the campus by renovating all six of its dormitories. Work will begin in early September.More >>
  • City Of Joplin To Hold Public Meeting On Stormwater Work

    City Of Joplin To Hold Public Meeting On Stormwater Work

    Friday, August 3 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-08-03 20:46:15 GMT
    The city of Joplin is inviting community members to give their input on upcoming stormwater projects. An open house public meeting will be held from 4 p.m. To 6 p.m. On Wednesday August 8 at the Joplin Public Library Community Room. The meeting will discuss two projects: the first one, Storm 11, is located between 15th to 18th Streets and Wisconsin to Kansas, and the second project, Storm 12, involves work from 12th to 15th Streets and Illinois to Michigan and will star...More >>
    The city of Joplin is inviting community members to give their input on upcoming stormwater projects. An open house public meeting will be held from 4 p.m. To 6 p.m. On Wednesday August 8 at the Joplin Public Library Community Room. The meeting will discuss two projects: the first one, Storm 11, is located between 15th to 18th Streets and Wisconsin to Kansas, and the second project, Storm 12, involves work from 12th to 15th Streets and Illinois to Michigan and will star...More >>
  • New Driver's License Offices To Open Across Kansas

    New Driver's License Offices To Open Across Kansas

    Friday, August 3 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-08-03 20:34:47 GMT
    The Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles on Thursday announced several upgrades and new driver’s license office locations across the state, under its ongoing “Driver’s License Office Refresh Project.” The Refresh Project includes opening a third office in Johnson County at an easily accessible location in the Rosana Square Shopping Center in Overland Park. Driver’s license offices in Independence and Seneca are moving to new locations that are bett...More >>
    The Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles on Thursday announced several upgrades and new driver’s license office locations across the state, under its ongoing “Driver’s License Office Refresh Project.” The Refresh Project includes opening a third office in Johnson County at an easily accessible location in the Rosana Square Shopping Center in Overland Park. Driver’s license offices in Independence and Seneca are moving to new locations that are bett...More >>
  • Hot afternoon & warm evening ahead

    Hot afternoon & warm evening ahead

    Friday, August 3 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-08-03 17:24:32 GMT
    Up into the 90s during the peak heating hours. Also, the breeze is picking up a little steam out of the south but should die down this evening.More >>
    Up into the 90s during the peak heating hours. Also, the breeze is picking up a little steam out of the south but should die down this evening.More >>
  • Updated Drought Monitor Comparison

    Updated Drought Monitor Comparison

    Friday, August 3 2018 12:10 PM EDT2018-08-03 16:10:43 GMT
    While the Extreme level has diminished somewhat since last week, Severe & Moderate drought conditions still rule the Four States.More >>
    While the Extreme level has diminished somewhat since last week, Severe & Moderate drought conditions still rule the Four States.More >>
  • Dry alley keeps us out of Severe T-storm risk areas

    Dry alley keeps us out of Severe T-storm risk areas

    Friday, August 3 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-08-03 15:50:44 GMT
    That alley stretching from the Rio Grande to the Great Lakes persists headed into the weekend with the increased risks staying north in the Dakotas and in New England.More >>
    That alley stretching from the Rio Grande to the Great Lakes persists headed into the weekend with the increased risks staying north in the Dakotas and in New England.More >>
  • Kansas Deputies Become Ill After Drug Arrest

    Kansas Deputies Become Ill After Drug Arrest

    Thursday, August 2 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-08-03 03:58:00 GMT
    Miami County Kansas authorities say two sheriff's deputies became ill after arresting a man for drug violations.       The sheriff's department said the deputies stopped to check on a car Wednesday afternoon near Spring Hill, Kansas.       The deputies were overcome by some type of substance after they arrested a man inside the car. The suspect also was hospitalized after an apparent overdose.       The deputies were released...More >>
    Miami County Kansas authorities say two sheriff's deputies became ill after arresting a man for drug violations.       The sheriff's department said the deputies stopped to check on a car Wednesday afternoon near Spring Hill, Kansas.       The deputies were overcome by some type of substance after they arrested a man inside the car. The suspect also was hospitalized after an apparent overdose.       The deputies were released...More >>
  • Companies Fined For Deadly Oklahoma Explosion

    Companies Fined For Deadly Oklahoma Explosion

    Thursday, August 2 2018 11:49 PM EDT2018-08-03 03:49:46 GMT
        A federal agency has cited three companies in a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers.      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it's fined Patterson-UTI Drilling, Crescent Consulting LLC and Skyline Directional Drilling LLC a total of $118,000 for "exposing employees to fire and explosion hazards" in the January 22 explosion near Quinton, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa.    &...More >>
        A federal agency has cited three companies in a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers.      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it's fined Patterson-UTI Drilling, Crescent Consulting LLC and Skyline Directional Drilling LLC a total of $118,000 for "exposing employees to fire and explosion hazards" in the January 22 explosion near Quinton, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa.    &...More >>
  • Oklahoma Voters To Decide School Spending Question

    Oklahoma Voters To Decide School Spending Question

    Thursday, August 2 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-08-03 02:53:56 GMT
        Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says a voters will get to decide the fate of a proposal designed to give the state's school districts the flexibility to use property tax revenue for classroom needs.     Fallin issued a proclamation Thursday that places the measure, State Question 801, on the November 6 general election ballot.      The measure was approved by the Legislature earlier this year.     If approved by v...More >>
        Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says a voters will get to decide the fate of a proposal designed to give the state's school districts the flexibility to use property tax revenue for classroom needs.     Fallin issued a proclamation Thursday that places the measure, State Question 801, on the November 6 general election ballot.      The measure was approved by the Legislature earlier this year.     If approved by v...More >>
  • Missouri man accused of beating, starving 3 children

    Missouri man accused of beating, starving 3 children

    Thursday, August 2 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-08-03 00:41:14 GMT

    Children told police they were forced to stay inside the bathroom where they slept either in the closet or bath tub each night.

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    Children told police they were forced to stay inside the bathroom where they slept either in the closet or bath tub each night.

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  • Massage parlor owner pleads guilty to human trafficking

    Massage parlor owner pleads guilty to human trafficking

    Thursday, August 2 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-08-03 00:39:19 GMT

    Massage parlors were in Louisiana, Missouri and other states.

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    Massage parlors were in Louisiana, Missouri and other states.

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  • Joplin Chamber Support For Prop A

    Joplin Chamber Support For Prop A

    Thursday, August 2 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-08-02 23:18:35 GMT

    The Joplin Chamber Of Commerce holds a news conference Thursday (8/2) to show their support for a city ballot initiative. The use tax is marked on the ballot as C-O-J Prop A and is designed to put the same tax on items purchased by Joplin residents online as it would if that item was purchased in store. The conference was held to shine light on the impact that a lack of online sales tax has had on Joplin area businesses.

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    The Joplin Chamber Of Commerce holds a news conference Thursday (8/2) to show their support for a city ballot initiative. The use tax is marked on the ballot as C-O-J Prop A and is designed to put the same tax on items purchased by Joplin residents online as it would if that item was purchased in store. The conference was held to shine light on the impact that a lack of online sales tax has had on Joplin area businesses.

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  • Freeman: New Day Care Center for Employees

    Freeman: New Day Care Center for Employees

    Thursday, August 2 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-08-02 22:19:45 GMT
    Freeman Health System announces plans for a near-site day care center for children of Freeman employees. The Freeman Learning Center will be located across the street from Freeman Hospital East at 921 East 34th Street. Officials say it will open in early 2019. The center will offer a preschool program with structured play that officials say engages children to help them grow intellectually, emotionally and socially. The program will also help simplify the lives of staff. "A...More >>
    Freeman Health System announces plans for a near-site day care center for children of Freeman employees. The Freeman Learning Center will be located across the street from Freeman Hospital East at 921 East 34th Street. Officials say it will open in early 2019. The center will offer a preschool program with structured play that officials say engages children to help them grow intellectually, emotionally and socially. The program will also help simplify the lives of staff. "A...More >>
  • KS Department Of Agriculture To Provide Drought Assistance

    KS Department Of Agriculture To Provide Drought Assistance

    Thursday, August 2 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-08-02 20:45:09 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced it will begin a drought assistance initiative. The Livestock Water Supply Financial Assistance Initiative will provide financial help to for livestock water supply wells, pipelines and tanks installed after June 1, 2018. The State Conservation Commission took action on July 31, 2018 to approve the initiative for these qualifying drought mitigation efforts that took place prior to the NRCS EQIP Drought Initiative. Eligible areas will be th...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced it will begin a drought assistance initiative. The Livestock Water Supply Financial Assistance Initiative will provide financial help to for livestock water supply wells, pipelines and tanks installed after June 1, 2018. The State Conservation Commission took action on July 31, 2018 to approve the initiative for these qualifying drought mitigation efforts that took place prior to the NRCS EQIP Drought Initiative. Eligible areas will be th...More >>
  • Local Truck Driver Advances To National Truck Driving Championships

    Local Truck Driver Advances To National Truck Driving Championships

    Thursday, August 2 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-08-02 21:05:29 GMT
    Grant GarwoodGrant Garwood

    A local truck driver will be heading to Columbus Ohio to participate in the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). Grant Garwood from Joplin will represent FedEx Ground and his employer McAllister Delivery, Inc. at the competition on August 15-18, 2018. This annual championship celebrates those who exemplify safety and excellence in the driving profession. Garwood earned a spot to compete in the prestigious national competition by winning at the Missouri truck driving ...

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    A local truck driver will be heading to Columbus Ohio to participate in the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). Grant Garwood from Joplin will represent FedEx Ground and his employer McAllister Delivery, Inc. at the competition on August 15-18, 2018. This annual championship celebrates those who exemplify safety and excellence in the driving profession. Garwood earned a spot to compete in the prestigious national competition by winning at the Missouri truck driving ...

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  • Free Training Sessions To Be Held On Open Government Laws

    Free Training Sessions To Be Held On Open Government Laws

    Thursday, August 2 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-08-02 20:24:53 GMT
    The Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced free training locations across Kansas this month. “Open access to the functions of government is important to self-government,” Schmidt said. “As our office investigates complaints of violations of open government laws, most often we find the violations were inadvertent and can be avoided through better education. I encourage public officials, candidates for public ...More >>
    The Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced free training locations across Kansas this month. “Open access to the functions of government is important to self-government,” Schmidt said. “As our office investigates complaints of violations of open government laws, most often we find the violations were inadvertent and can be avoided through better education. I encourage public officials, candidates for public ...More >>
  • Traffic Affected By KDOT Milling Projects

    Traffic Affected By KDOT Milling Projects

    Thursday, August 2 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-08-02 20:06:26 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to complete a milling project at eight locations on the state high way system in Southeast Kansas.The material collected will be made available to contractors to assist in preparing bids for future projects. Flaggers will direct one-lane traffic through each milling site, with brief delays expected. The road work will take place between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Aug. 6-7. The milling locations are: U.S. 75 in Woodson ...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to complete a milling project at eight locations on the state high way system in Southeast Kansas.The material collected will be made available to contractors to assist in preparing bids for future projects. Flaggers will direct one-lane traffic through each milling site, with brief delays expected. The road work will take place between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Aug. 6-7. The milling locations are: U.S. 75 in Woodson ...More >>
  • LCC Health Science Programs Earn Top Pass Rates

    LCC Health Science Programs Earn Top Pass Rates

    Thursday, August 2 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-08-02 19:54:40 GMT
    Labette Community College Health Science Programs earned 100% first-time pass rates on national credentialing exams for 2018 graduates. The LCC respiratory therapy program graduates each passed the national credentialing exam through the National Board of Respiratory Care. The Radiography program, directed by Gale Brown, also earned the distinction with all 12 student graduates passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination. The LCC Nursing Grad...More >>
    Labette Community College Health Science Programs earned 100% first-time pass rates on national credentialing exams for 2018 graduates. The LCC respiratory therapy program graduates each passed the national credentialing exam through the National Board of Respiratory Care. The Radiography program, directed by Gale Brown, also earned the distinction with all 12 student graduates passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination. The LCC Nursing Grad...More >>
  • Via Christi Hospital First Site For Pivotal Study

    Via Christi Hospital First Site For Pivotal Study

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 2:58 PM EDT2018-08-07 18:58:57 GMT

    Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita will be the first in the United States to participate in a pivotal clinical study of a minimally invasive, first-of-its-kind treatment. The treatment would allow doctors to replace patients' damaged mitral heart valves without open-heart surgery. Abbott Laboratories announced today that it had launched an investigational device study — the SUMMIT U.S. pivotal trial — evaluating th...

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    Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita will be the first in the United States to participate in a pivotal clinical study of a minimally invasive, first-of-its-kind treatment. The treatment would allow doctors to replace patients' damaged mitral heart valves without open-heart surgery. Abbott Laboratories announced today that it had launched an investigational device study — the SUMMIT U.S. pivotal trial — evaluating th...

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  • PSU Welcomes New Assistant Housing Director

    PSU Welcomes New Assistant Housing Director

    Thursday, August 2 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-08-02 19:23:58 GMT
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    Allison OueletteAllison Ouelette
    Pittsburg State University welcomed Allison Ouellette to the position of Assistant Director of University Housing. Prior to working for Pitt State Ouellette worked at Neosho County Community College as the director of Residence & Student Life. Ouellette is once again supervising students who oversee the daily functions of residence halls — this time on a much larger campus. She oversees the area coordinators, who in turn ensure the 44 resident assistants, three assistan...More >>
    Pittsburg State University welcomed Allison Ouellette to the position of Assistant Director of University Housing. Prior to working for Pitt State Ouellette worked at Neosho County Community College as the director of Residence & Student Life. Ouellette is once again supervising students who oversee the daily functions of residence halls — this time on a much larger campus. She oversees the area coordinators, who in turn ensure the 44 resident assistants, three assistan...More >>
  • NEO Seeks To Honor Area Veterans

    NEO Seeks To Honor Area Veterans

    Thursday, August 2 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-08-02 19:09:36 GMT
    The Northeast Oklahoma A&M College Athletic Department is asking for recommendations for local veterans and military personnel to be honored during its fifth annual Military Appreciation Night. The event will be at Red Robertson Filed on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 during the NEO and Navarro College game. That game will also be free for active and retired service members. “We are very honored to show our appreciation for the men and women who defend our country,” sa...More >>
    The Northeast Oklahoma A&M College Athletic Department is asking for recommendations for local veterans and military personnel to be honored during its fifth annual Military Appreciation Night. The event will be at Red Robertson Filed on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 during the NEO and Navarro College game. That game will also be free for active and retired service members. “We are very honored to show our appreciation for the men and women who defend our country,” sa...More >>
  • An alley of dry weather and we're in the middle of it

    An alley of dry weather and we're in the middle of it

    Thursday, August 2 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-08-02 17:09:26 GMT
    If you look at expected precipitation into Friday you'll see the alley stretching from the Rio Grande to the Great Lakes, and rolling right through the middle of the Four States.More >>
    If you look at expected precipitation into Friday you'll see the alley stretching from the Rio Grande to the Great Lakes, and rolling right through the middle of the Four States.More >>
  • Little bit warmer today, and the cool air can't budge south

    Little bit warmer today, and the cool air can't budge south

    Thursday, August 2 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-08-02 17:01:47 GMT
    About 3-4 degrees warmer at noon than Wednesday, but the regional change map gives you a good idea about how that cooler air is now trapped north of Missouri pushing toward the border.More >>
    About 3-4 degrees warmer at noon than Wednesday, but the regional change map gives you a good idea about how that cooler air is now trapped north of Missouri pushing toward the border.More >>
  • While the Atlantic has been quiet, the Pacific is churning

    While the Atlantic has been quiet, the Pacific is churning

    Thursday, August 2 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-08-02 15:25:58 GMT
    Hurricane Hector is now a category 1 with 85 mph winds. While it's still about 2,000 miles southeast of Hawaii, the spaghetti plots show it could affect the islands next week. Also, The Pacific Basin has now already provided a storm with the letter "H", while the Atlantic Basin hasn't moved past "C" (Hurricane Chris from early July).More >>
    Hurricane Hector is now a category 1 with 85 mph winds. While it's still about 2,000 miles southeast of Hawaii, the spaghetti plots show it could affect the islands next week. Also, The Pacific Basin has now already provided a storm with the letter "H", while the Atlantic Basin hasn't moved past "C" (Hurricane Chris from early July).More >>
  • Kobach Sanctioned Over Voting Rights Case

    Kobach Sanctioned Over Voting Rights Case

    Thursday, August 2 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-08-02 04:45:16 GMT
    Kris KobachKris Kobach
    Kris KobachKris Kobach
            A federal judge has imposed sanctions of more than $26,000 as punishment against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for his "contemptuous behavior" during a voting rights case that challenged the state's proof-of-citizenship registration law.       U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson found Kobach in contempt in April.     The decision handed down Wednesday specified the amount of attorney fees and expenses...More >>
            A federal judge has imposed sanctions of more than $26,000 as punishment against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for his "contemptuous behavior" during a voting rights case that challenged the state's proof-of-citizenship registration law.       U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson found Kobach in contempt in April.     The decision handed down Wednesday specified the amount of attorney fees and expenses...More >>
  • Kansas Tax Collections Exceed Expectations For 14th Straight Month

    Kansas Tax Collections Exceed Expectations For 14th Straight Month

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-08-02 03:53:00 GMT
          Kansas is reporting that it collected $11 million more in taxes in July than anticipated to make it the longest streak of better-than-expected revenues in at least 50 years.      The Department of Revenue reported Wednesday that tax collections were $499 million last month with an official forecast of $488 million.      It was the 14th consecutive month of better-than expected tax collections and the longest streak since at least...More >>
          Kansas is reporting that it collected $11 million more in taxes in July than anticipated to make it the longest streak of better-than-expected revenues in at least 50 years.      The Department of Revenue reported Wednesday that tax collections were $499 million last month with an official forecast of $488 million.      It was the 14th consecutive month of better-than expected tax collections and the longest streak since at least...More >>
  • Webb City Heads to Fourth Straight Little League Regional

    Webb City Heads to Fourth Straight Little League Regional

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-08-02 02:31:41 GMT

    The team is 9-0 so far in postseason play. They'll try to make that 10-0 in their tournament opener against Coon Rapids, Minnesota Sunday morning. 

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    The team is 9-0 so far in postseason play. They'll try to make that 10-0 in their tournament opener against Coon Rapids, Minnesota Sunday morning. 

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  • Coast Guard document: Tourist boat violated inspection terms

    Coast Guard document: Tourist boat violated inspection terms

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-08-02 00:40:26 GMT
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    Branson Duck BoatBranson Duck Boat

    Investigators said the wind speed at the time of the accident was more than 70 mph.

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    Investigators said the wind speed at the time of the accident was more than 70 mph.

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  • Day care operator faces 34 felonies after infant dies

    Day care operator faces 34 felonies after infant dies

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-08-02 00:39:09 GMT

    Documents allege the day care operator left one adult supervising 20 children who were 5 or younger on the day Brynlee died.

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    Documents allege the day care operator left one adult supervising 20 children who were 5 or younger on the day Brynlee died.

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  • Victims' Family Calls For Ban On Duck Boats

    Victims' Family Calls For Ban On Duck Boats

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-08-01 19:54:11 GMT
         Dozens of members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when a duck bank sank at Table Rock Lake near Branson Missouri are calling for a ban on the tourist boats.     Fifty-three members of the extended Coleman family attended a tear-filled news conference Tuesday in Indianapolis, hours after their attorneys filed a second lawsuit seeking damages from the owners and operators of the boat that sank July 19, killing 17 people.     ...More >>
         Dozens of members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when a duck bank sank at Table Rock Lake near Branson Missouri are calling for a ban on the tourist boats.     Fifty-three members of the extended Coleman family attended a tear-filled news conference Tuesday in Indianapolis, hours after their attorneys filed a second lawsuit seeking damages from the owners and operators of the boat that sank July 19, killing 17 people.     ...More >>
  • Missouri Deputy Recovering From Dog Attack

    Missouri Deputy Recovering From Dog Attack

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-08-01 19:39:29 GMT
        An eastern Missouri deputy is recovering following surgery after he was attacked by a dog while serving a civil summons.       The attack In Cedar Hill injured a 27-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.      Authorities say the deputy was walking toward a door to serve a civil summons when the dog, ran toward him, locked its jaws around his face and knocked him to the ground.     The deputy ...More >>
        An eastern Missouri deputy is recovering following surgery after he was attacked by a dog while serving a civil summons.       The attack In Cedar Hill injured a 27-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.      Authorities say the deputy was walking toward a door to serve a civil summons when the dog, ran toward him, locked its jaws around his face and knocked him to the ground.     The deputy ...More >>
  • Midwest Economic Growth Slows

    Midwest Economic Growth Slows

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-08-01 19:31:55 GMT
        A monthly survey report suggests economic growth is still slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states, including Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.       The report released Wednesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index declined to 57.0 in July from 61.8 in June and 67.3 in May. It's still the 20th straight month that the index remained above growth neutral 50.0.       Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says t...More >>
        A monthly survey report suggests economic growth is still slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states, including Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.       The report released Wednesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index declined to 57.0 in July from 61.8 in June and 67.3 in May. It's still the 20th straight month that the index remained above growth neutral 50.0.       Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says t...More >>
  • Here's a look at some August Records

    Here's a look at some August Records

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-08-01 18:03:51 GMT
    As a matter of fact, that 2011 year actually holds August record highs for 4 of the first 7 days.More >>
    As a matter of fact, that 2011 year actually holds August record highs for 4 of the first 7 days.More >>
  • Weather trend has us warming up

    Weather trend has us warming up

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-08-01 16:24:03 GMT
    While highs in the mid 80s are still pretty mild for the first of August, we don't cool off overnight like we have been and head toward the 90s for Thursday on into the weekend.More >>
    While highs in the mid 80s are still pretty mild for the first of August, we don't cool off overnight like we have been and head toward the 90s for Thursday on into the weekend.More >>
  • July Final Temps & Precip

    July Final Temps & Precip

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-08-01 16:20:54 GMT
    Here's the final numbers from the NWS is Springfield. While temperatures for July were about normal, precipitation was really down especially for the northeast.More >>
    Here's the final numbers from the NWS is Springfield. While temperatures for July were about normal, precipitation was really down especially for the northeast.More >>
  • St. Louis opioid treatment program to expand statewide

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-08-01 01:00:17 GMT

    The program offers a peer counselor to help individuals recover from addiction.

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    The program offers a peer counselor to help individuals recover from addiction.

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  • Looking Dry for the Next 5 Days

    Looking Dry for the Next 5 Days

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-07-31 23:55:16 GMT
    Our area still needs all the rain that we can get. While it was nice to see rain over the past weekend, we're still behind by about 9 inches for the year. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn't want to cooperate with us over the next 5 days. Our area looks to stay dry while the bulk of the expected rain will be confined from the Gulf Coast up the Appalachian Mountains into the northeastern United States. Out west, the monsoon machine will be at it once again to dry and put a dent in the...More >>
    Our area still needs all the rain that we can get. While it was nice to see rain over the past weekend, we're still behind by about 9 inches for the year. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn't want to cooperate with us over the next 5 days. Our area looks to stay dry while the bulk of the expected rain will be confined from the Gulf Coast up the Appalachian Mountains into the northeastern United States. Out west, the monsoon machine will be at it once again to dry and put a dent in the...More >>
  • T-Storms Not a Bother for Us on Wednesday

    T-Storms Not a Bother for Us on Wednesday

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-07-31 23:46:43 GMT
    With a quiet weather pattern working back in for Wednesday, that will mean the rain and t-storm chances will have to leave us for a little while. At least that keeps the threat of strong to severe t-storms out of here. Any severe threat outlined for Wednesday will be off to our west, north and northeast. The marginal areas out in New Mexico and in the upper Midwest denotes storms tomorrow could have a few strong wind gusts and some small hail. In the northeast, they need the rain with...More >>
    With a quiet weather pattern working back in for Wednesday, that will mean the rain and t-storm chances will have to leave us for a little while. At least that keeps the threat of strong to severe t-storms out of here. Any severe threat outlined for Wednesday will be off to our west, north and northeast. The marginal areas out in New Mexico and in the upper Midwest denotes storms tomorrow could have a few strong wind gusts and some small hail. In the northeast, they need the rain with...More >>
  • July 2018 A Pretty Warm One for the Books

    July 2018 A Pretty Warm One for the Books

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-07-31 22:30:26 GMT
  • Spring River Cattle Company Grand Opening - August 31

    Spring River Cattle Company Grand Opening - August 31

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:50 PM EDT2018-08-08 17:50:08 GMT

    Farm to Table, New Cattle Company Opens in Four States The Spring River Cattle Company opens in the four states giving families more farm to table food options. The new business offers grass-fed beef raised on its farm in Jasper County, Missouri. It also offers pork from Morgan Farms in Lamar, lamb from Powell farms in Carthage, various meats from Hermann and other items from around Missouri. The shop features cuts of beef including ground beef, ribeyes, sirloin, roast and more....

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    Farm to Table, New Cattle Company Opens in Four States The Spring River Cattle Company opens in the four states giving families more farm to table food options. The new business offers grass-fed beef raised on its farm in Jasper County, Missouri. It also offers pork from Morgan Farms in Lamar, lamb from Powell farms in Carthage, various meats from Hermann and other items from around Missouri. The shop features cuts of beef including ground beef, ribeyes, sirloin, roast and more....

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  • KS Attorney General Hires Former Allen County, KS Sheriff

    KS Attorney General Hires Former Allen County, KS Sheriff

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-07-31 18:36:01 GMT
    Thomas Williams hired as Special Agent in Charge in the KS Fraud and Abuse Litigation DivisionThomas Williams hired as Special Agent in Charge in the KS Fraud and Abuse Litigation Division

    Thomas R. Williams will lead the Kansas Attorney General Office's fraud and abuse investigations. Attorney General Derek Schmidt made the announcement today (July 31, 2018). "Tom Williams has had a distinguished career in law enforcement, and I'm delighted he has agreed to continue his contributions to public safety by joining the Office of the Attorney General," Schmidt said. "Tom's wide range of experience will be a great asset to the attorney general's office as w...

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    Thomas R. Williams will lead the Kansas Attorney General Office's fraud and abuse investigations. Attorney General Derek Schmidt made the announcement today (July 31, 2018). "Tom Williams has had a distinguished career in law enforcement, and I'm delighted he has agreed to continue his contributions to public safety by joining the Office of the Attorney General," Schmidt said. "Tom's wide range of experience will be a great asset to the attorney general's office as w...

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  • Putting the Wraps on July

    Putting the Wraps on July

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-07-31 17:10:57 GMT
    The past 6 days being 92 or below really made a big difference from what we experienced earlier in the month and put us right on par from a historical perspective.More >>
    The past 6 days being 92 or below really made a big difference from what we experienced earlier in the month and put us right on par from a historical perspective.More >>
  • Another day of mild temps before some heat returns with the beginning of August

    Another day of mild temps before some heat returns with the beginning of August

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-07-31 17:08:57 GMT
    Still can't complain about the low 80s for the final day of July, and even the first day of August is about 5 degrees off the normal high for that time of year. 7 Day shows the return of Summer like heat and a dry spell after that.More >>
    Still can't complain about the low 80s for the final day of July, and even the first day of August is about 5 degrees off the normal high for that time of year. 7 Day shows the return of Summer like heat and a dry spell after that.More >>
  • Pittsburg Hosts Winning the Battle Seminar - August 23

    Pittsburg Hosts Winning the Battle Seminar - August 23

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-07-31 16:06:51 GMT
    Winning the Battle seminar helps first responders combat stress PITTSBURG, KS – On August 23, 2018, the City of Pittsburg Police Department will host The Pain Behind the Badge – Winning the Battle, a powerful training seminar designed to help first responders combat personal and professional stress. This one-day seminar takes place 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Thursday, August 23, at the Memorial Auditorium. Taught by Sergeant Clarke Paris (Las Vegas Metropolitan PD, retd.) a...More >>
    Winning the Battle seminar helps first responders combat stress PITTSBURG, KS – On August 23, 2018, the City of Pittsburg Police Department will host The Pain Behind the Badge – Winning the Battle, a powerful training seminar designed to help first responders combat personal and professional stress. This one-day seminar takes place 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Thursday, August 23, at the Memorial Auditorium. Taught by Sergeant Clarke Paris (Las Vegas Metropolitan PD, retd.) a...More >>
  • Patchy fog to the south, & more Spring like temps ahead

    Patchy fog to the south, & more Spring like temps ahead

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 7:40 AM EDT2018-07-31 11:40:04 GMT

    We close out July focused on two things: 1) patchy fog south and along I-44. It gets substantially better as you move north of HWY 400, but be apprised of the visibility issues when traveling south. 2) Spring like temps to finish off July. We won't get out of the low 80s this afternoon even with a good dose of sunshine.

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    We close out July focused on two things: 1) patchy fog south and along I-44. It gets substantially better as you move north of HWY 400, but be apprised of the visibility issues when traveling south. 2) Spring like temps to finish off July. We won't get out of the low 80s this afternoon even with a good dose of sunshine.

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  • Ks Public Defender Seeks Hearing On Secret Recordings Of Inmates And Lawyers

    Ks Public Defender Seeks Hearing On Secret Recordings Of Inmates And Lawyers

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-07-31 04:21:43 GMT
        The top federal public defender in Kansas has asked a judge to reconvene a hearing on whether prosecutors improperly used secret recordings of conversations between inmates and their attorneys at a federal prison in Kansas.       In a court filing Monday, Public Defender Melody Brannon claims the Department of Justice has reversed agreements reached in negotiations with the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas.       An evidentiar...More >>
        The top federal public defender in Kansas has asked a judge to reconvene a hearing on whether prosecutors improperly used secret recordings of conversations between inmates and their attorneys at a federal prison in Kansas.       In a court filing Monday, Public Defender Melody Brannon claims the Department of Justice has reversed agreements reached in negotiations with the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas.       An evidentiar...More >>
  • Dole Endorses Colyer In GOP Primary

    Dole Endorses Colyer In GOP Primary

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-07-31 04:00:15 GMT
        Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has received the endorsement of a Kansas Kansas political icon and native son.     Former presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole says he supports Colyer in next month's Republican primary.has endorsed Kansas .     Colyer's campaign announced the endorsement  Monday.          Dole said in a statement that he believes Colyer is the best candidate ...More >>
        Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has received the endorsement of a Kansas Kansas political icon and native son.     Former presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole says he supports Colyer in next month's Republican primary.has endorsed Kansas .     Colyer's campaign announced the endorsement  Monday.          Dole said in a statement that he believes Colyer is the best candidate ...More >>
  • Future 5-Day Rainfall Amounts - July 30th

    Future 5-Day Rainfall Amounts - July 30th

    Monday, July 30 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-07-31 03:24:29 GMT
    Looking at future rainfall over the next 5 days, it doesn't look very promising for us. The graphic includes the rain that parts of south-central and southeast Kansas are getting this evening. Our pattern will be drying up over the next few days and that will hold as we roll into the weekend. Rain amounts look to ramp up along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida and northward up to the northeastern United States. Parts of the upper northeast are in a drought, so they could certai...More >>
    Looking at future rainfall over the next 5 days, it doesn't look very promising for us. The graphic includes the rain that parts of south-central and southeast Kansas are getting this evening. Our pattern will be drying up over the next few days and that will hold as we roll into the weekend. Rain amounts look to ramp up along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida and northward up to the northeastern United States. Parts of the upper northeast are in a drought, so they could certai...More >>
  • Judge: UPS Freight violated law in pay for disabled drivers

    Judge: UPS Freight violated law in pay for disabled drivers

    Monday, July 30 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-07-31 02:33:38 GMT

    UPS says it has "robust" policies for accommodating people with disabilities, and the company plans to appeal.

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    UPS says it has "robust" policies for accommodating people with disabilities, and the company plans to appeal.

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  • Major Kansas crops developing faster than usual

    Monday, July 30 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-07-31 02:32:19 GMT

    The agency rated corn condition as 8 percent very poor and 15 percent poor.

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    The agency rated corn condition as 8 percent very poor and 15 percent poor.

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  • Some Severe Weather Out in Northeastern Oklahoma This Afternoon

    Some Severe Weather Out in Northeastern Oklahoma This Afternoon

    Monday, July 30 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-07-31 02:20:07 GMT
    Even though we had strong t-storms push through our area this afternoon, we didn't deal with a lot of severe weather. The brunt of the action stayed just to our southwest around Tulsa and surrounding areas in northeastern Oklahoma. The reports out of Oklahoma started coming in from Kay County with wind gusts between 50 and 63 mph after 2:15 this afternoon. As the storms moved southeast, they started to ramp up in intensity. As the storms worked through Ocehlata, a large tree went down...More >>
    Even though we had strong t-storms push through our area this afternoon, we didn't deal with a lot of severe weather. The brunt of the action stayed just to our southwest around Tulsa and surrounding areas in northeastern Oklahoma. The reports out of Oklahoma started coming in from Kay County with wind gusts between 50 and 63 mph after 2:15 this afternoon. As the storms moved southeast, they started to ramp up in intensity. As the storms worked through Ocehlata, a large tree went down...More >>
  • T-Storm Chances Head East on Tuesday

    T-Storm Chances Head East on Tuesday

    Monday, July 30 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-07-31 01:15:40 GMT
    After we dealt with rain and t-storms today, we'll have the system responsible for that shift off to the east. A stray afternoon shower could pop up in a spot or two, but we certainly won't be dealing with any severe weather here for your Tuesday. Any shot for some severe weather on Tuesday will be out in the Tennessee & Ohio Valleys. The expected t-storms out there could be capable of wind, hail and a few tornadoes.More >>
    After we dealt with rain and t-storms today, we'll have the system responsible for that shift off to the east. A stray afternoon shower could pop up in a spot or two, but we certainly won't be dealing with any severe weather here for your Tuesday. Any shot for some severe weather on Tuesday will be out in the Tennessee & Ohio Valleys. The expected t-storms out there could be capable of wind, hail and a few tornadoes.More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - July 30th

    A Look at the Tropics - July 30th

    Monday, July 30 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-07-31 01:06:30 GMT
    A look at the Tropics on this July 30th continues to show all the activity out in the waters of the northern Pacific Ocean. Out in the Atlantic, we still don't have any active waves being detected. Furthermore, we don't expect any activity to develop over the next 5 days. Over in the Pacific, whatever was leftover of Gilma from yesterday has pretty much dissipated. Still, there are two waves we are watching. The orange highlighted area continues to show an area of t-storms with an are...More >>
    A look at the Tropics on this July 30th continues to show all the activity out in the waters of the northern Pacific Ocean. Out in the Atlantic, we still don't have any active waves being detected. Furthermore, we don't expect any activity to develop over the next 5 days. Over in the Pacific, whatever was leftover of Gilma from yesterday has pretty much dissipated. Still, there are two waves we are watching. The orange highlighted area continues to show an area of t-storms with an are...More >>
  • National Motto Celebration

    National Motto Celebration

    Monday, July 30 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-07-30 23:26:43 GMT
    Mindenmines, Missouri spent Monday (7/30) honoring the day that "In God We Trust" became our national motto. The "In God We Trust" coin and precious metal store took part in the celebrations, hosting an open house. The store held various events and gave all participants a free Eisenhower dollar coin. President Eisenhower signed the bill 62 years ago, making the phrase our national motto. Celebrating that history has since become an annual tradition for Mindenmines.More >>
    Mindenmines, Missouri spent Monday (7/30) honoring the day that "In God We Trust" became our national motto. The "In God We Trust" coin and precious metal store took part in the celebrations, hosting an open house. The store held various events and gave all participants a free Eisenhower dollar coin. President Eisenhower signed the bill 62 years ago, making the phrase our national motto. Celebrating that history has since become an annual tradition for Mindenmines.More >>
  • Local Teacher Helps Dogs Get Adopted One Photo At A Time

    Local Teacher Helps Dogs Get Adopted One Photo At A Time

    Monday, July 30 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-07-30 22:30:04 GMT

    Armed with just an iphone and a couple of props, a local middle school teacher is helping dogs find new homes. Paige Bordewick visits the Joplin Humane Society three to four times a week to photograph dogs ready for adoption. She puts the pups in a home setting for photos, which gets them out of the shelters and into a happier environment. "It really shows their personality and makes them more adoptable," Bordewick says. "Just being able to see them being a d...

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    Armed with just an iphone and a couple of props, a local middle school teacher is helping dogs find new homes. Paige Bordewick visits the Joplin Humane Society three to four times a week to photograph dogs ready for adoption. She puts the pups in a home setting for photos, which gets them out of the shelters and into a happier environment. "It really shows their personality and makes them more adoptable," Bordewick says. "Just being able to see them being a d...

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  • Caught on Camera: Bobcat in Webb City, MO

    Caught on Camera: Bobcat in Webb City, MO

    Monday, July 30 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-07-30 21:27:11 GMT

    Bobcats might be nearly everywhere in North America, but they're generally good at avoiding humans. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism, they're elusive. Bobcats are also nocturnal. That's why many people get excited when they catch one on camera. Thomas Stark took this video near the Webb City industrial park. Read more about Bobcats through the National Geographic: Bobcat | National Geographic

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    Bobcats might be nearly everywhere in North America, but they're generally good at avoiding humans. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism, they're elusive. Bobcats are also nocturnal. That's why many people get excited when they catch one on camera. Thomas Stark took this video near the Webb City industrial park. Read more about Bobcats through the National Geographic: Bobcat | National Geographic

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  • Latest Drought Summary Report

    Latest Drought Summary Report

    Monday, July 30 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-07-30 20:00:36 GMT
    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
    Resources for Drought Help: USDA Programs & Assistance MO DNR Drought News, Conditions, Resources The latest Drought Summary covers the period of July 17th through 24th, 2018. According to Chris Fenimore with NOAA, "moderate precipitation fell in parts of the High Plains while lighter rains provided little to no relief in parts of Kansas. The drought-stricken areas of Oklahoma and Texas saw little to no precipitation and triple digit temperatures, exacerbating drought c...More >>
    Resources for Drought Help: USDA Programs & Assistance MO DNR Drought News, Conditions, Resources The latest Drought Summary covers the period of July 17th through 24th, 2018. According to Chris Fenimore with NOAA, "moderate precipitation fell in parts of the High Plains while lighter rains provided little to no relief in parts of Kansas. The drought-stricken areas of Oklahoma and Texas saw little to no precipitation and triple digit temperatures, exacerbating drought c...More >>
  • Starting to pick up the rain and lightning for Monday lunch hour

    Starting to pick up the rain and lightning for Monday lunch hour

    Monday, July 30 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-07-30 17:21:56 GMT
    There's a good band of rain working its way west to east and laying down some more frequent lightning on the backside of it. Not only keeping an eye on this one, but also the system to the northwest of the Four States where rain is more widespread and lightning much more abundant.More >>
    There's a good band of rain working its way west to east and laying down some more frequent lightning on the backside of it. Not only keeping an eye on this one, but also the system to the northwest of the Four States where rain is more widespread and lightning much more abundant.More >>
  • Cloudy and almost cool for Monday

    Cloudy and almost cool for Monday

    Monday, July 30 2018 7:37 AM EDT2018-07-30 11:37:23 GMT
    Cloudy and foggy to start, and really not much of a warmup today. Highs hang around 80, so that's a good 12-13 degrees where we normally expect to finish up July. Some scattered afternoon/evening thunderstorms move in from the northwest. Not looking at anything severe and won't be widespread, so sit back and enjoy two consecutive days of cool summer temperatures.More >>
    Cloudy and foggy to start, and really not much of a warmup today. Highs hang around 80, so that's a good 12-13 degrees where we normally expect to finish up July. Some scattered afternoon/evening thunderstorms move in from the northwest. Not looking at anything severe and won't be widespread, so sit back and enjoy two consecutive days of cool summer temperatures.More >>
  • Shrouded in fog to start our work week

    Shrouded in fog to start our work week

    Monday, July 30 2018 7:34 AM EDT2018-07-30 11:34:07 GMT
    Visibility numbers are decreasing as it's less than two miles and widespread throughout the entire Four States. Expect this to last until around 8-9 a.m.More >>
    Visibility numbers are decreasing as it's less than two miles and widespread throughout the entire Four States. Expect this to last until around 8-9 a.m.More >>
  • Weekend Rain Chances Added Up for Some

    Weekend Rain Chances Added Up for Some

    Monday, July 30 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-07-30 05:18:19 GMT
    We made the most of the rain and t-storms that came through this weekend. While some would have liked to have gotten some more beneficial rain, others welcomed the rain with open arms. A good deal of southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma saw the brunt of the rain with amounts ranging from half an inch up to 2 inches. It remains to see if that will make an improvement on our drought situation across the area. We'll have the answer when the new Drought Monitor update comes out this co...More >>
    We made the most of the rain and t-storms that came through this weekend. While some would have liked to have gotten some more beneficial rain, others welcomed the rain with open arms. A good deal of southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma saw the brunt of the rain with amounts ranging from half an inch up to 2 inches. It remains to see if that will make an improvement on our drought situation across the area. We'll have the answer when the new Drought Monitor update comes out this co...More >>
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