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Young California Woman's Service Dog Goes Missing in Joplin Video included

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"He knows when I'm going to have a seizure. So he comes up to me and he'll lick me on the face. That's kind of how I know, and I can feel it in my head, I see stars" 19-year-old Abigail Schick-Johnson was diagnosed with Epilepsy after she graduated high school, her beloved service dog Tank can tell when she's about to have a seizure and lets her know. "He's my best friend he follows me everywhere. He goes upstairs with me and he goes downstairs with me....

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Joplin Small Business Owner Frustrated With City Business Permit Rules Video included

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"Where's the champion of small business like Joplin has always said they were?"

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PSU Hosts 700 HS Students for Science Day Video included

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 There's a push throughout all of education to get more students involved in science and math based careers.   Thursday, seven hundred students converged on the campus of Pittsburg State University for science day.       

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MO Gov. Greitens Indicted Video included

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BC-US--Missouri Governor-Indicted Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the indictment Thursday. She launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis hairdresser tha...

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Child Found: McDonald County Authorities Search for 5-year-old Video included

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ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY For further information please contact:     McDonald County Sheriff's Department (417) 223-4318   02/22/2018 EMPHASIS:  Endangered Person Advisory   State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory   The McDonald County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 21140 US 71, Jane, MO at 11:45 PM on 02/20/2018.   Missing Is:   Cory ...

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Neuroth Sentenced for Child Abuse Video included

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Cassii Neuroth will spend ten years in prison for second degree domestic assault (7years) and first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk (3 years).  She entered an Alford plea, which is a guilty plea in court but the defendant does not admit to the criminal act and claims innocence. Authorities say in February of 2016, Neuroth's 5-month-old girl had stopped breathing before medical crews took the infant from the Seneca, MO home.  Investigators...

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Pittsburg Ballpark Gets a Facelift, Old Turf Giveaway

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Pittsburg officials say it's considered one of the premier baseball stadiums in the region and now it has a new look. Crews installed new synthetic turf at Jaycee Ballpark.  It's part of a larger improvement project that began in December (2017). Other improvements made at the ballpark include a new scoreboard, new canopy, improved lighting over the grandstands, brick façade work, tuck-pointing and more.  Officials say they're also planning to put in a new ...

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Exclusive: Reverend Phil McClendon Shares His Personal Connection With Reverend Billy Graham Video included

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     The man considered to be the world's best-known evangelist...the Reverend Billy Graham...died this morning at the age of 99.      He reached millions of people through his crusades.      And one of his crusaders...is a long-time Joplin preacher. Reverend Phil McClendon met Reverend Billy Graham at a crusade back in 1973.

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Missouri Proposal for More Drug Take Back Locations Could Have Positive and Negative Effects Video included

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"The concern is the use of heroin and fentanyl and other illicit opioids is going to increase."

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Clothes Collection Underway for Dress to Impress Event; Business & Career Wear for MSSU Students Video included

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People go to college to get an education that will help them land a job ut dressing for the interview doesn't come with the degree. So the Young Professionals Network in Joplin works with Missouri Southern on the ‘Dress to Impress’ event.           

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Rodeo Miami 2018: A Call To Vendors Video included

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Organizers for the 8-time Rodeo of the Year are looking for vendors! The rodeo will be at the Miami Fairgrounds on May 4-5, 2018. Food vendor space is available for $350 for the weekend. Non-food vendor space is available for $250 for the weekend. Application Forms can be picked up at the Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), located at 111 North Main Street. Those interested can also call the CVB at 918.542.4435 to receive forms via email. Application and payment deadline is 5... More>>

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-21 Video included

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PITTSBURG SCHOOL SAFETY There's another school resource officer on patrol at Pittsburg schools.  Elementary schools now get more regular visits from an SRO.  That responsibility used to be shared with the high school and middle school SRO's.  Now those officers can stay full time at the locations with older students.  USD 250 pays the officer’s salary for nine months and the Sheriffs department pays for the other three. PRESIDENT ON GUNS President Tru... More>>

Moving Nightmare Video included

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Keith Vohden has been living in a nice apartment in Joplin, since he moved in last November. But for the last few months, his belongings have been stuck in limbo. 

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Missouri Law Maker Looking To Eliminate Vehicle Safety Inspections Video included

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     A Missouri lawmaker is pushing to remove vehicle inspections across the state.      But not everyone is on board. Representative J. Eggleston proposed House Bill 1444 which would eliminate the need for safety inspections in Missouri.

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USD 250 Adds  New SRO for Elementary Schools;  Impacts All Levels Video included

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It’s a plan that started months ago when the Crawford County sheriff made an offer to the Pittsburg school district of an available school resource officer. 

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Man Says He's Stuck in Joplin After Greyhound Bus Incidents Video included

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The man needs his government-issued visa to get back into Germany, where he's going to college to become an engineer.

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Northpark Mall Burglary Suspects Charged

Northpark Mall Burglary Suspects Charged

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According to Joplin Police Department four people have been arrested in connection to a burglary at Northpark Mall early Monday morning but only three are charged. Captain Trevor Duncan tells KOAM-TV that officers arrived at the mall after an alarm at Vintage Stock was triggered.   Once on scene officers made contact with 18 year old, Cameron Adams of Duenweg walking away from the business.  While investigating it was determined Adams was involved. Adams was arrested and ch... More>>

Chanute Student Disciplined after Alleged Threat Video included

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The Chanute School District says disciplinary action has been taken against a 15-year-old high school student.  According to police and Superintendent Richard Proffitt, students told administrators that the 15-year-old allegedly revealed to another student his intent to commit violence against another student while at the high school and allegedly provided some details on how he would commit the violence and that others, including school administrators, would also be harmed. ... More>>

Joplin Seeks Public Comment on Action Plan

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The City of Joplin is asking residents to comment on the Fiscal Year 2018 Action Plan. The plan identifies how the Joplin region intends to allocate Community Development Block Grant Entitlement and Joplin Area Consortia HOME Investment Partnership funds. Officials say it serves as the guide for Community Development grant funded activities such as infrastructure improvement, public service grants and the provision of affordable housing. The Community Development Office will hold a... More>>

Neosho Attorney On Comments About Rifle Raffle

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The Neosho City Attorney says the Mayor voiced his comments as an individual when speaking about the youth baseball team raffling off an AR-15. PUBLIC NOTICE: From the Office of the City Attorney: Since the date of the tragic shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida a local Neosho youth baseball team has come under criticism for its raffling of an AR-15 rifle constructed by local manufacturer, Black Rain Ordnance. Along with the criticism, emotions... More>>

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-20 Video included

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GALENA ARSONS Investigators in Galena, Kansas are looking into another suspected arson, the sixth in less than a week.  The Fire Chief says Sunday night's fire was set in an open field north of downtown.  It's the same area where five fires were set late Thursday night.  All of those fires were within three quarters of mile of each other.  Officials tell us they have some suspect leads in the investigation. NORTHPARK MALL ROBBERY Joplin Police say a suspect in a...

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Journey Church Is "Growing Hope" With A Special Garden In Their Neighborhood

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     Journey Church in Joplin is beginning the process of converting a once overgrown field...into something for its neighbors.      A "Growing Hope Garden". For the last five years, Journey Church at 4th and McKinley has had this plot of land. They didn't have any idea what to do with it, until now.

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Rifle Raffle

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For the last 2 weeks, the Webb City Makos have been raising money for the team by selling raffle tickets. The prize: a Ruger 556 AR-15. 

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Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Video included

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Workers at Joplin's Ruby Tuesday say they received no warning ahead of a meeting last night that they were losing their jobs.

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Commissioner Talkington Resigns

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Allen Count Commissioner Jim Talkington has resigned.  He was County Commissioner District 3. In a statement regarding his letter of resignation he said, "It is with great regret that I have decided to resign my position as Allen County Commissioner due to potential concerns with my private communications. I can only offer my deepest apologies to those affected by my mistake. While I disagree with the accuracy of the statements made in local media reports, I still support t... More>>

NAIA Indoor National Championships, Volunteers Needed Video included

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The Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau needs volunteers for the NAIA Indoor National Track & Field Championships.  Officials expect more than 1,200 student-athletes from across the nation to fill the Robert W. Plaster Center from March 1st through the 3rd.  The number of volunteers needed will depend on the events going on at a given time, but officials say the more who pitch in, the shorter the shifts will be, and the less stressful it will be fore the me... More>>

Google Co-Founder to Visit Pittsburg Video included

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Google Earth Co-Founder and Kansas Secretary of State candidate Brian McClendon plans a visit to southeast Kansas. McClendon is currently a University of Kansas Research professor. He'll be meeting with residents to listen to their concerns and share his vision of a citizen oriented Secretary of State's office. He'll be in Pittsburg on February 22nd at Gusano's Pizzeria (200 W. Centennial Dr) from 4:00 to 5:15 pm. The event is open to the public and free of charge. "The Kansa...

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Galena Fire, Investigation Update Video included

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Galena Fire Chief Bill Hall says another fire was apparently set last night (Feb 19).  He says it was in an open field and there were no structures involved. Authorities say last night's fire was put out one hour after crews arrived. The fire Marshal is investigating.  Hall says the city does have a few leads, however, at this point they don't know if the fires from last week are connected to last night's fire. Last week's story and video: http://www.koamtv.com/st... More>>

Hunting & Boat Show Brings Record Crowds To Grove

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Vance Montgomery "This is a once a year event. It's not something that happens very often. We do it once a year. It's all about fishing, hunting and the outdoors." "We have boat dealers, guides, outfitters, a lot of seminars by pros and that's something that's kind of this show is kind of known for." "So we started this event 19 years ago, actually in Claremore, Oklahoma. And we had it there for 10 years. We moved the show from there to Bixby for about five ... More>>

Lovely Art Video included

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Over in Joplin, local artists were expressing what love is through interpretive means. 

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Dodgeball Fun

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The Missouri Southern Radiology Club held a dodgeball tournament Saturday morning. 

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Sexually Transmitted Cases Increasing at University of Kansas

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Officials say this is the most dramatic jump on the campus of major sexually transmitted infections.

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List of Teen Candidates for Kansas Governor Grows

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One of the teens is from Newark, Delaware.

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Special Pool Tournament In Chanute

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Twenty different teams flocked to Chanute to play pool. Many of us are aware of the unique abilities of service dogs. Robin Shipley: "They can do CPR, they can dial 911. But, for some, those service dogs do a lot more.

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Joining Community Forces Video included

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There's no shortage of people, businesses, and organizations in the 4 states, committed to helping veterans. Friday's Joining Community Forces meeting at Joplin City Hall was all about getting them on the same page. 

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Oklahomans Getting Closer to Voting on State Question No. 788 Video included

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Sonya Smith says she's been suffering from seizures for about six years now and it's effecting her independence. "I can not cook, I am not left alone, and I do have a service dog now" And she has tried prescription medication. "I have been on four medications and not a seizure drug controls my seizures" She says she tried using cannabis while she was in Colorado and it treated her seizures and didn't leave her with the side effects her medicatio...

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Evidence Collected From Several Galena Arson Fires in One Night Video included

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"For a small town, big deal."

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Bennett Jr Gets Life for Capital Murder Video included

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David Bennett, Jr., of Cherryvale, will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing Cami Umbarger and her three children in Parsons, KS. The 29-year-old and her children, 9-year-old Hollie Betts, 6-year-old Jaxon Betts and 4-year-old Averie Betts, were found dead in their home on November 26th, 2013. In December (2017), Bennett Jr. plead guilty to capital murder and three counts of first degree premeditated murder. As part of the plea agreement, the state did ...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-16

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GALENA FIRES Five fires break out in Galena, Kansas overnight.  Shortly after 11:00 p.m. both Galena and Baxter springs fire departments responded to the fires, one of them located at the intersection of North Main Street and Clark which spread to a stack of railroad ties.  The Galena Assistant Fire Chief says he believes all five fires were intentionally set.  The fire is now contained and no injuries have been reported. ROBBERY ARREST Joplin police arrest a su... More>>

Yates Center Woman Says She's Being Evicted For "Complaining Too Much" Video included

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     A Yates Center woman says she's being ordered out of her apartment for voicing her concerns about safety issues. Cheryl Berry says she moved into the Woodson Senior Residences in August of last year.

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Joplin Schools Safety Audit Happens During Florida School Shooting, Aftermath Video included

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Buildings in the Joplin School District go through a safety audit every two years.

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Flower Delivery Problems in Joplin Video included

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Valentines Day is done and over with, but some customers who ordered their flowers through Countryside in the City, surprising their loved ones with a bouquet of flowers had to wait. Heath Barnes ordered flowers for his mother who lives across the country from him on the 12th.  "It was just something nice to do, to show her she's appreciated. Even though she might not have a significant other, that her children appreciate her" says Barnes. Countryside sent him an email ... More>>

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  • Child Found: McDonald County Authorities Search for 5-year-old

    Child Found: McDonald County Authorities Search for 5-year-old

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:44 PM EST2018-02-22 23:44:21 GMT

    ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY For further information please contact:     McDonald County Sheriff's Department (417) 223-4318   02/22/2018 EMPHASIS:  Endangered Person Advisory   State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory   The McDonald County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 21140 US 71, Jane, MO at 11:45 PM on 02/20/2018.   Missing Is:   Cory ...

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    ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY For further information please contact:     McDonald County Sheriff's Department (417) 223-4318   02/22/2018 EMPHASIS:  Endangered Person Advisory   State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory   The McDonald County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 21140 US 71, Jane, MO at 11:45 PM on 02/20/2018.   Missing Is:   Cory ...

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  • Young California Woman's Service Dog Goes Missing in Joplin

    Young California Woman's Service Dog Goes Missing in Joplin

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:00 PM EST2018-02-23 01:00:25 GMT

    "He knows when I'm going to have a seizure. So he comes up to me and he'll lick me on the face. That's kind of how I know, and I can feel it in my head, I see stars" 19-year-old Abigail Schick-Johnson was diagnosed with Epilepsy after she graduated high school, her beloved service dog Tank can tell when she's about to have a seizure and lets her know. "He's my best friend he follows me everywhere. He goes upstairs with me and he goes downstairs with me....

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    "He knows when I'm going to have a seizure. So he comes up to me and he'll lick me on the face. That's kind of how I know, and I can feel it in my head, I see stars" 19-year-old Abigail Schick-Johnson was diagnosed with Epilepsy after she graduated high school, her beloved service dog Tank can tell when she's about to have a seizure and lets her know. "He's my best friend he follows me everywhere. He goes upstairs with me and he goes downstairs with me....

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  • Commissioner Talkington Resigns

    Commissioner Talkington Resigns

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-02-19 23:58:27 GMT
    Allen Count Commissioner Jim Talkington has resigned.  He was County Commissioner District 3. In a statement regarding his letter of resignation he said, "It is with great regret that I have decided to resign my position as Allen County Commissioner due to potential concerns with my private communications. I can only offer my deepest apologies to those affected by my mistake. While I disagree with the accuracy of the statements made in local media reports, I still support t...More >>
    Allen Count Commissioner Jim Talkington has resigned.  He was County Commissioner District 3. In a statement regarding his letter of resignation he said, "It is with great regret that I have decided to resign my position as Allen County Commissioner due to potential concerns with my private communications. I can only offer my deepest apologies to those affected by my mistake. While I disagree with the accuracy of the statements made in local media reports, I still support t...More >>
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