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Commerce Shooting Leaves One Man Dead, One in Custody

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The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation  (OSBI) is assisting Commerce, OK police with a fatal shooting. 

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Heavy Rains Lead To Road Closings And Travel Danger Video included

Spring Street closed off Spring Street closed off
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Oronogo police posted on Facebook that Highway D was flooded and closed by MODOT this morning. And others are warning drivers to be safe. Roads that regularly flood are closed in Neosho as well. A gate blocks passage on Spring Street where a current of water flows across the road.. While some people were driving over water by day, police say its much more dangerous at night when you can't tell the depth.  Police say it doesn't take much water to move a vehicle and its b... More>>

Meet Your Legislators Video included

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"There has to be some common sense answer to this question" says Dr. Bert Patrick from the audience. Southeast Kansans met up with their area political representatives at the Pittsburg Public Library. Do we need gun control? And how much? Pittsburg area residents wanted answers from local lawmakers.  There was talk in the Kansas House of lowering the age of people allowed to carry a concealed weapon to 18. Senator Richard Hilderbrand says, "We expec... More>>

Bourbon County Bridges Video included

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Bourbon County, Kansas has two bridges that state inspectors have deemed fractured critical. That means they're still operational, but will eventually have to be replaced.

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PSU Student Takes Her Research to the Capital Video included

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"It's just listening to the birds, what ever you see..record it. And record the location of where you're at. And it's just really really beautiful to see the sun rise" PSU Senior, Kelly Mallatt wasn't just bird watching. She spent her summer waking up before dawn, researching the plants and birds at 22 different spots in Tar Creek. "We were standing in one spot and if we heard or saw a bird, we would record what we heard or saw and we would do that three times in t... More>>

City of Neosho Reaches Settlement With Veterans Group Video included

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"It was a black eye on Neosho," says Neosho's mayor.

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33rd Annual Golden Apple Nominees

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The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that 62 nominations were received nominating 54 Joplin educators for the 33rd Annual Golden Apple Awards.  For over 30 years, the Golden Apple Awards have recognized excellence in the teaching profession and informed the public of the exceptional quality of instruction in the Joplin community! These individuals were nominated by students, parents and peers in the Joplin public and private schools.  All nominees and t...

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Joplin Man Federally Indicted

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36-year-old James Loyd Wainright of Joplin was charged in a three-count federal indictment, handed down by a federal grand jury in Springfield, MO on Wednesday (Feb 21).  The charges include two counts of attempting to use two minors, on separate occasions from June 25 to Aug. 6, 2017, to produce child pornography.  According to the indictment, the first child victim was born in 2002 and the second child victim was born in 2003. Wainright is also charged with one count ...

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Multi-County Pursuit & Manhunt Ends

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Authorities say 46-year-old Douglas Miller is in custody after a multi-county pursuit. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says it started In Delaware County and ended in the Quapaw area, where the suspect fled on foot.

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Blue Buffalo Joins General Mills Video included

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General Mills is returning to the pet business, saying it will buy high-end pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion.

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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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  • Oronogo Drug and Weapons Violations

    Oronogo Drug and Weapons Violations

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:08 PM EST2018-02-23 19:08:47 GMT
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    From the Oronogo Police Department: Search Warrant in Oronogo leads to multiple arrests. Oronogo, February 22, 2018        On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Oronogo Police Department assisted the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team in serving a search warrant at 143 N. Davis St. in Oronogo, Missouri. Several arrests were made for drug and weapons violations. Stolen property from Joplin was also located i...

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    From the Oronogo Police Department: Search Warrant in Oronogo leads to multiple arrests. Oronogo, February 22, 2018        On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Oronogo Police Department assisted the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team in serving a search warrant at 143 N. Davis St. in Oronogo, Missouri. Several arrests were made for drug and weapons violations. Stolen property from Joplin was also located i...

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  • Multi-County Pursuit & Manhunt Ends

    Multi-County Pursuit & Manhunt Ends

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:00 PM EST2018-02-23 19:00:58 GMT

    Authorities say 46-year-old Douglas Miller is in custody after a multi-county pursuit. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says it started In Delaware County and ended in the Quapaw area, where the suspect fled on foot.

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    Authorities say 46-year-old Douglas Miller is in custody after a multi-county pursuit. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says it started In Delaware County and ended in the Quapaw area, where the suspect fled on foot.

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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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