Quantcast

Local News - KOAM TV 7

Local News

Moving Nightmare Video included

Updated:

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. 

More>>

MORE TOP NEWS

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

Updated:

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. 

More>>

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

Updated:

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

More>>

Northpark Mall Burglary Suspects Charged

Northpark Mall Burglary Suspects Charged

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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...

More>>

Rifle Raffle

Updated:

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. 

More>>

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Video included

Updated:

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

More>>

Commissioner Talkington Resigns

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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...

More>>

Galena Fire, Investigation Update Video included

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

Updated:

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

More>>

Dodgeball Fun

Updated:

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

More>>

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Sexually Transmitted Cases Increasing at University of Kansas

    Sexually Transmitted Cases Increasing at University of Kansas

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:36 PM EST2018-02-18 03:36:19 GMT

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

    More >>

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

    More >>
  • List of Teen Candidates for Kansas Governor Grows

    List of Teen Candidates for Kansas Governor Grows

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:33 PM EST2018-02-18 03:33:47 GMT

    One of the teens is from Newark, Delaware.

    More >>

    One of the teens is from Newark, Delaware.

    More >>
  • Joining Community Forces

    Joining Community Forces

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-02-17 02:59:01 GMT

    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. 

    More >>

    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. 

    More >>
  • Oklahomans Getting Closer to Voting on State Question No. 788

    Oklahomans Getting Closer to Voting on State Question No. 788

    Friday, February 16 2018 8:50 PM EST2018-02-17 01:50:42 GMT

    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...

    More >>

    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...

    More >>
  • Evidence Collected From Several Galena Arson Fires in One Night

    Evidence Collected From Several Galena Arson Fires in One Night

    Friday, February 16 2018 5:08 PM EST2018-02-16 22:08:20 GMT

    "For a small town, big deal."

    More >>

    "For a small town, big deal."

    More >>
  • Bennett Jr Gets Life for Capital Murder

    Bennett Jr Gets Life for Capital Murder

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:03 PM EST2018-02-16 20:03:33 GMT

    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 ...

    More >>

    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 ...

    More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-16

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-16

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:23 AM EST2018-02-16 14:23:57 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Joplin Schools Safety Audit Happens During Florida School Shooting, Aftermath

    Joplin Schools Safety Audit Happens During Florida School Shooting, Aftermath

    Thursday, February 15 2018 7:34 PM EST2018-02-16 00:34:36 GMT

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

    More >>

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

    More >>
  • Flower Delivery Problems in Joplin

    Flower Delivery Problems in Joplin

    Thursday, February 15 2018 7:21 PM EST2018-02-16 00:21:23 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Kansas DCF Investigated by Task Force: New Director Seeks Funding

    Kansas DCF Investigated by Task Force: New Director Seeks Funding

    Thursday, February 15 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-02-16 00:10:19 GMT

    A legislative task force investigates the  Kansas Department of Children and Families.   The state has more children than ever in state custody.  More than seven thousand Kansas kids are in foster care. 

    More >>

    A legislative task force investigates the  Kansas Department of Children and Families.   The state has more children than ever in state custody.  More than seven thousand Kansas kids are in foster care. 

    More >>
  • KS Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann on Education Issues

    KS Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann on Education Issues

    Thursday, February 15 2018 5:00 PM EST2018-02-15 22:00:23 GMT

    Kansas Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann discusses ending issues in the Kansas education system. That is being figured out right now. You know the legislator has a huge roll in that. Right now the Governor is collaborating he is bring people together he is talking about this important issues. One of the important things is for decades the threat of lawsuits and litigation has hung over the system and we are excited to put an end to that so we can move forward. To continue to solve the problem. To...

    More >>

    Kansas Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann discusses ending issues in the Kansas education system. That is being figured out right now. You know the legislator has a huge roll in that. Right now the Governor is collaborating he is bring people together he is talking about this important issues. One of the important things is for decades the threat of lawsuits and litigation has hung over the system and we are excited to put an end to that so we can move forward. To continue to solve the problem. To...

    More >>
  • Fmr Carl Junction Resident in ICU from Flu

    Fmr Carl Junction Resident in ICU from Flu

    Thursday, February 15 2018 3:40 PM EST2018-02-15 20:40:48 GMT
    A former Carl Junction resident is clinging to life, hospitalized with the flu. 21-year-old Josh Petty and his family now live in Milwaukee. As of yesterday (Feb 14), Josh was at Froedtert Hospital in the ICU. He contracted an aggressive strain of he flu and began showing symptoms just days before his health deteriorated. Josh's family says it started with aches and pains just before Josh quickly went downhill. "He goes from really up to really down and it can do it really quick...More >>
    A former Carl Junction resident is clinging to life, hospitalized with the flu. 21-year-old Josh Petty and his family now live in Milwaukee. As of yesterday (Feb 14), Josh was at Froedtert Hospital in the ICU. He contracted an aggressive strain of he flu and began showing symptoms just days before his health deteriorated. Josh's family says it started with aches and pains just before Josh quickly went downhill. "He goes from really up to really down and it can do it really quick...More >>
  • Joplin Armed Robbery

    Joplin Armed Robbery

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:43 PM EST2018-02-16 17:43:25 GMT
    Joplin Police have arrested a suspect in a Thursday morning armed robbery (Feb 15).  Around 4:30 this morning, officers responded to a call at Zips Convenience Store, 2115 South Connecticut, about an armed robbery.  According to authorities, the clerk said a man forced him into the bathroom, robbed him of his personal belongings, then stole alcohol and tobacco from the store.  It's reported that the suspect then forced the clerk to give him money from th...More >>
    Joplin Police have arrested a suspect in a Thursday morning armed robbery (Feb 15).  Around 4:30 this morning, officers responded to a call at Zips Convenience Store, 2115 South Connecticut, about an armed robbery.  According to authorities, the clerk said a man forced him into the bathroom, robbed him of his personal belongings, then stole alcohol and tobacco from the store.  It's reported that the suspect then forced the clerk to give him money from th...More >>
  • Multi-million Dollar Settlement Awarded to Southeast Kansas Crash Survivor

    Multi-million Dollar Settlement Awarded to Southeast Kansas Crash Survivor

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-02-15 00:55:55 GMT

    Four years ago, 23-year-old Corbin Hamilton rear-ended then 16-year-old Hansen's renovated Ford Mustang while she was on Highway 69.

    More >>

    Four years ago, 23-year-old Corbin Hamilton rear-ended then 16-year-old Hansen's renovated Ford Mustang while she was on Highway 69.

    More >>
  • Four States Couple In Love 56 Years

    Four States Couple In Love 56 Years

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-02-14 23:46:50 GMT
    "Oh they were always a phenomenal couple, it's almost like that old saying "opposites attract" they do. It'll be 57 years October 14th they've been married" says Duane Barber, who's celebrating Valentines Day with his parents Claire and Wayne. 56 years of happy marriage. Although Wayne lives in a nursing home now, their love is as strong as ever.  "We about breathe for each other. Well I was dating another guy and Wayne and I went to...More >>
    "Oh they were always a phenomenal couple, it's almost like that old saying "opposites attract" they do. It'll be 57 years October 14th they've been married" says Duane Barber, who's celebrating Valentines Day with his parents Claire and Wayne. 56 years of happy marriage. Although Wayne lives in a nursing home now, their love is as strong as ever.  "We about breathe for each other. Well I was dating another guy and Wayne and I went to...More >>
  • Pittsburg Man Arrested for Stalking

    Pittsburg Man Arrested for Stalking

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-02-14 23:00:07 GMT
    47-year-old Peter Rosen of Pittsburg is arrested for stalking and violations of a protection from stalking order. Pittsburg police say Rosen was arrested and booked at the Crawford County Sheriff's Office. He's being held on a $2,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing. Police ask anyone with information to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700 or the tip line at 620-231-TIPS. Rosen was also arrested last year after an investigation concerning illegal videoing of a ...More >>
    47-year-old Peter Rosen of Pittsburg is arrested for stalking and violations of a protection from stalking order. Pittsburg police say Rosen was arrested and booked at the Crawford County Sheriff's Office. He's being held on a $2,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing. Police ask anyone with information to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700 or the tip line at 620-231-TIPS. Rosen was also arrested last year after an investigation concerning illegal videoing of a ...More >>
  • Crash Victim Dies from Injuries

    Crash Victim Dies from Injuries

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:19 AM EST2018-02-14 16:19:58 GMT
    Jennifer Dumas, who was involved in a head-on collision last Wednesday (Feb7), has died from her injuries this morning. JPD says the case will now be referred to the Newton County Prosecutor. Police say the 28-year-old crossed the center line on Highway 43 near the Petro I-44 truck stop. Police say before the crash, Dumas was involved in a disturbance stemming from careless driving at another truck stop down the road. Previous story: http://www.koamtv.com/story/37463948/security-foot...More >>
    Jennifer Dumas, who was involved in a head-on collision last Wednesday (Feb7), has died from her injuries this morning. JPD says the case will now be referred to the Newton County Prosecutor. Police say the 28-year-old crossed the center line on Highway 43 near the Petro I-44 truck stop. Police say before the crash, Dumas was involved in a disturbance stemming from careless driving at another truck stop down the road. Previous story: http://www.koamtv.com/story/37463948/security-foot...More >>
  • Parsons Cracks Down on Messy Yards

    Parsons Cracks Down on Messy Yards

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 9:29 PM EST2018-02-14 02:29:12 GMT

    Parsons Building Inspector and Code Enforcer Rob Gartner has been on a mission to make his city even more beautiful. 

    More >>

    Parsons Building Inspector and Code Enforcer Rob Gartner has been on a mission to make his city even more beautiful. 

    More >>
  • Judge Denies Bail for Schweitzer

    Judge Denies Bail for Schweitzer

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 7:27 PM EST2018-02-14 00:27:42 GMT
    Amanda SchweitzerAmanda Schweitzer

    A federal judge denies bail for former Joplin teacher Amanda Schweitzer. She's accused of producing and distributing child pornography. Schweitzer has been indicted on federal charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. In today's ruling (Feb 13), the judge cited her mental health issues and the fact that one of her alleged victims was a former student. Schweitzer taught at North Middle School at the time of the alleged offenses. Previous Stories: http://www.koamtv.com/clip/14080410/...

    More >>

    A federal judge denies bail for former Joplin teacher Amanda Schweitzer. She's accused of producing and distributing child pornography. Schweitzer has been indicted on federal charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. In today's ruling (Feb 13), the judge cited her mental health issues and the fact that one of her alleged victims was a former student. Schweitzer taught at North Middle School at the time of the alleged offenses. Previous Stories: http://www.koamtv.com/clip/14080410/...

    More >>
  • Reciprocity Act Renews Concealed Carry Weapon Debate

    Reciprocity Act Renews Concealed Carry Weapon Debate

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-02-13 23:24:54 GMT

         Every state has concealed carry weapon laws. But they're not all the same.  Legislation that passed the United States House of Representatives is headed to the Senate. It would make one state's permit good in all others. 

    More >>

         Every state has concealed carry weapon laws. But they're not all the same.  Legislation that passed the United States House of Representatives is headed to the Senate. It would make one state's permit good in all others. 

    More >>
  • Upcoming EventsMore>>

  • Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, Collectibles Show - Feb 24

    Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, Collectibles Show - Feb 24

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:25 PM EST2018-02-19 17:25:53 GMT
    The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will be sponsoring the 26th Annual Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, & Collectibles Show at the Carthage, Missouri Memorial Hall (407 South Garrison, Hwy 571) on Saturday, Feb 24th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Dealers from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will offer 54 tables at the largest collectible show in Southwest Missouri.  Admission is free.More >>
    The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will be sponsoring the 26th Annual Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, & Collectibles Show at the Carthage, Missouri Memorial Hall (407 South Garrison, Hwy 571) on Saturday, Feb 24th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Dealers from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will offer 54 tables at the largest collectible show in Southwest Missouri.  Admission is free.More >>
  • Pittsburg Events - Week of Feb 19 - 24

    Pittsburg Events - Week of Feb 19 - 24

    Friday, February 16 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-02-16 22:15:43 GMT
    Monday, February 19: Camp Now & Then, 7:40 am – 5:30 pm, at Lakeside Elementary School, 709 S. College St., Pittsburg, KS. This camp offers fun, games, exercise and much more for kids attending kindergarten – eighth grade during the school year. Contact Angelo Fears at the City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department: (620) 231-8310. Tuesday, February 20: Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park Groundbreaking, 2:00 pm, at Schlanger Park, 725 E 6th St, Pittsburg, KS. The co...More >>
    Monday, February 19: Camp Now & Then, 7:40 am – 5:30 pm, at Lakeside Elementary School, 709 S. College St., Pittsburg, KS. This camp offers fun, games, exercise and much more for kids attending kindergarten – eighth grade during the school year. Contact Angelo Fears at the City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department: (620) 231-8310. Tuesday, February 20: Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park Groundbreaking, 2:00 pm, at Schlanger Park, 725 E 6th St, Pittsburg, KS. The co...More >>
  • 2 Friends & JUNK - Feb 23, 24

    2 Friends & JUNK - Feb 23, 24

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:17 PM EST2018-02-16 20:17:59 GMT
    2 Friends & JUNK Traveling Funky, Junky Craft Show Returning to Joplin. Joplin, Missouri (February 14, 2015) – 2 Friends & JUNK, a traveling, sparkly, funky, junky craft show will be at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center in Joplin for the 5th year on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th.  This will be the 9th time 2 Friends & JUNK has visited Joplin. With 160 vendor booths from 7 states, this is the ultimate, one-stop shopping experience no sh...More >>
    2 Friends & JUNK Traveling Funky, Junky Craft Show Returning to Joplin. Joplin, Missouri (February 14, 2015) – 2 Friends & JUNK, a traveling, sparkly, funky, junky craft show will be at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center in Joplin for the 5th year on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th.  This will be the 9th time 2 Friends & JUNK has visited Joplin. With 160 vendor booths from 7 states, this is the ultimate, one-stop shopping experience no sh...More >>
  • More local newsLocal & Regional NewsMore>>

  • KS Implements Changes to ABLE, 259 Accounts

    KS Implements Changes to ABLE, 259 Accounts

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 3:24 PM EST2018-02-20 20:24:43 GMT

    The Office of the State Treasurer released information about federal changes for ABLE and 529 Accounts. Individuals living with a disability can now roll funds saved within a 529 Education Savings Account into their ABLE Account. Additionally, Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Account holders can utilize their funds for K-12 education tuition. These changes came about due to tax reform on the federal level.

    More >>

    The Office of the State Treasurer released information about federal changes for ABLE and 529 Accounts. Individuals living with a disability can now roll funds saved within a 529 Education Savings Account into their ABLE Account. Additionally, Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Account holders can utilize their funds for K-12 education tuition. These changes came about due to tax reform on the federal level.

    More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-19

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-19

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:54 AM EST2018-02-20 15:54:23 GMT
    QUADRUPLE MURDER INVESTIGATION A judge hands down a life sentence for the man who killed a Southeast Kansas woman and her three children.  David Bennett Junior of Cherryvale appeared in court on Friday for sentencing.  In December, he pleaded guilty to capital murder and three counts of first degree premeditated murder.  Bennett Junior received life in prison without parole for one count of capitol murder along with three additional life terms for premeditated murder...More >>
    QUADRUPLE MURDER INVESTIGATION A judge hands down a life sentence for the man who killed a Southeast Kansas woman and her three children.  David Bennett Junior of Cherryvale appeared in court on Friday for sentencing.  In December, he pleaded guilty to capital murder and three counts of first degree premeditated murder.  Bennett Junior received life in prison without parole for one count of capitol murder along with three additional life terms for premeditated murder...More >>
  • KS Senate Committee Advances Medicaid Expansion

    KS Senate Committee Advances Medicaid Expansion

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-02-20 05:14:09 GMT
        The Kansas Medicaid program could expand to cover 150,000 additional poor adults under a proposal now before the state senate.  However, it could face some stiff opposition.     The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee Monday endorsed the bill that would expand Medicaid as encouraged by the 2010 federal Affordable Care Act championed by former President Barack Obama.      The Medicaid program covers more than 370,000 poo...More >>
        The Kansas Medicaid program could expand to cover 150,000 additional poor adults under a proposal now before the state senate.  However, it could face some stiff opposition.     The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee Monday endorsed the bill that would expand Medicaid as encouraged by the 2010 federal Affordable Care Act championed by former President Barack Obama.      The Medicaid program covers more than 370,000 poo...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.