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

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

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-18 Video included

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

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Labette County Gets a New Public Health Administrator Video included

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

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

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

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Anderson Announces Three Signees for PSU Men's Basketball

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

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MSSU: Newest Addition is Growing Exponentially Video included

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

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PSU Reveals 2018-19 Entertainment Lineup

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

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Joplin Officer Threatened by Molotov Cocktail

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

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Parsons Police Investigate Unresponsive Child

Update: Parsons Police Investigate Child Death as Accidental

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

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-17 Video included

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

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  • Webb City All-Stars Claim District Title

    Webb City All-Stars Claim District Title

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:40:38 GMT

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

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

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  • MIAA Football Media Day Schedule Released

    MIAA Football Media Day Schedule Released

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:52:11 GMT

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

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

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  • Jasper & Newton Counties, 9 Routes Scheduled for Resurfacing

    Jasper & Newton Counties, 9 Routes Scheduled for Resurfacing

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:41:07 GMT

    MoDOT says drivers can expect one-lane traffic and occasional traffic delays starting this week (July 16, 2018). The Southwest District will be resurfacing nine state routes in Jasper and Newton counties.

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    MoDOT says drivers can expect one-lane traffic and occasional traffic delays starting this week (July 16, 2018). The Southwest District will be resurfacing nine state routes in Jasper and Newton counties.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-16

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-16

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-07-16 13:31:30 GMT

    A Southeast Kansas judge sentences a former highway patrol trooper who admitted to using excessive force.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    A Southeast Kansas judge sentences a former highway patrol trooper who admitted to using excessive force.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Chanute Church Holds Active Shooter Response Training for Congregation

    Chanute Church Holds Active Shooter Response Training for Congregation

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:01:56 GMT

     On Sunday,  the First Methodist church of Chanute hosted  an active shooter  presentation to prepare members for the worst.     

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     On Sunday,  the First Methodist church of Chanute hosted  an active shooter  presentation to prepare members for the worst.     

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  • Suspect in Three KC Police Officer Shootings Killed by Police

    Suspect in Three KC Police Officer Shootings Killed by Police

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:57:24 GMT

    Breaking News : According to the Kansas City Star, the suspect came out of a home  where he had barricaded himself inside Sunday afternoon and exchanged gunfire with police, who killed him.   

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    Breaking News : According to the Kansas City Star, the suspect came out of a home  where he had barricaded himself inside Sunday afternoon and exchanged gunfire with police, who killed him.   

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  • Lawsuits Could Derail Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Lawsuits Could Derail Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:32:46 GMT

    The future of medical marijuana in Oklahoma is now uncertain just days after the state approved emergency rules. Two lawsuits filed Friday  challenge the new guidelines on state question 788. Both groups say the department of health went too far but the two cases could have very different results. 

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    The future of medical marijuana in Oklahoma is now uncertain just days after the state approved emergency rules. Two lawsuits filed Friday  challenge the new guidelines on state question 788. Both groups say the department of health went too far but the two cases could have very different results. 

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  • Guilty Plea in the Murder of Adriaunna Horton

    Guilty Plea in the Murder of Adriaunna Horton

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:06:05 GMT
    Bobby Bourne, Jr. in Court on July 13th, 2018Bobby Bourne, Jr. in Court on July 13th, 2018

    The man charged with kidnapping and killing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton in Golden City, Missouri pleads guilty and is sentenced today. On August 20th, 2013, the Barton County Sheriff's Office issued an endangered person advisory for 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton. On August 19th, 2013, authorities say Horton was playing at Hazel Park in Golden City, Missouri when other children there realized she wasn't there. The children contacted Horton's father, who then called 911 at about ...

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    The man charged with kidnapping and killing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton in Golden City, Missouri pleads guilty and is sentenced today. On August 20th, 2013, the Barton County Sheriff's Office issued an endangered person advisory for 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton. On August 19th, 2013, authorities say Horton was playing at Hazel Park in Golden City, Missouri when other children there realized she wasn't there. The children contacted Horton's father, who then called 911 at about ...

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  • Former KS Trooper Sentenced for Using Excessive Force

    Former KS Trooper Sentenced for Using Excessive Force

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:33:34 GMT
    U.S. Attorney for Kansas Stephen McAllister says former Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper James Carson was sentenced today for violating an individual's civil rights by using excessive force. According to court documents, on June 25th, 2013, Carson conducted a lawful arrest and then took the arrestee to the Labette County Jail where at least five other law enforcement officials were present. Carson kicked the legs out from under the arrestee causing him to crash down on his back o...More >>
    U.S. Attorney for Kansas Stephen McAllister says former Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper James Carson was sentenced today for violating an individual's civil rights by using excessive force. According to court documents, on June 25th, 2013, Carson conducted a lawful arrest and then took the arrestee to the Labette County Jail where at least five other law enforcement officials were present. Carson kicked the legs out from under the arrestee causing him to crash down on his back o...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-13

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-13

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-07-13 14:28:01 GMT

    Missouri's top income tax rate is going down.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    Missouri's top income tax rate is going down.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Frontenac Wins Opener at Cal Ripken State Tournament

    Frontenac Wins Opener at Cal Ripken State Tournament

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-07-13 03:10:27 GMT

    Highlights from Frontenac's 7-0 win over Parsons in the first round of pool play. 

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    Highlights from Frontenac's 7-0 win over Parsons in the first round of pool play. 

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  • Oklahoma Picked to Win 4th Straight Big 12 Title

    Oklahoma Picked to Win 4th Straight Big 12 Title

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-07-13 03:05:27 GMT

    The Sooners are on top of the preseason Big 12 media poll for the 6th time since 2011. 

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    The Sooners are on top of the preseason Big 12 media poll for the 6th time since 2011. 

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  • Girard HS Breaks Ground on Turf Project

    Girard HS Breaks Ground on Turf Project

    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-07-13 02:58:35 GMT

    The project to install turf on the high school football field will cost roughly 570-thousand dollars.

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    The project to install turf on the high school football field will cost roughly 570-thousand dollars.

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  • Trio Program Takes Junior High Kids to College and Career Sites

    Trio Program Takes Junior High Kids to College and Career Sites

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-07-12 22:54:45 GMT

    Thirty-eight junior high  students  are already thinking about going to college.  They're part of the federally funded Trio Talent Search program through Crowder College putting students on track to their future. 

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    Thirty-eight junior high  students  are already thinking about going to college.  They're part of the federally funded Trio Talent Search program through Crowder College putting students on track to their future. 

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  • Identity Released: Body Found Near I-44

    Identity Released: Body Found Near I-44

    Thursday, July 12 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-07-12 18:49:25 GMT
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    Joplin Police identify the man who's body was found at the interchange of I-44/49 on July 10th. A MODot mowing crew discovered the body and called police around 9:30 a.m. Authorities say the deceased is 48-year-old Thomas L. Bulluck of Sedalia, Missouri. His vehicle was found abandoned at the 11.6 mile marker of I-44 in Joplin on June 5th, 2018. The Missouri State Highway Patrol towed his vehicle. On June 6th, Bullock was reported as a missing person to the Sedalia Police Depart...More >>
    Joplin Police identify the man who's body was found at the interchange of I-44/49 on July 10th. A MODot mowing crew discovered the body and called police around 9:30 a.m. Authorities say the deceased is 48-year-old Thomas L. Bulluck of Sedalia, Missouri. His vehicle was found abandoned at the 11.6 mile marker of I-44 in Joplin on June 5th, 2018. The Missouri State Highway Patrol towed his vehicle. On June 6th, Bullock was reported as a missing person to the Sedalia Police Depart...More >>
  • Southeast Kansas Police Officer Arrested

    Southeast Kansas Police Officer Arrested

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-07-12 16:26:20 GMT

    On July 10th, 2018, around 10:00 p.m. Coffeyville, Kansas Police responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 100 block of S. Highland. Officers arrived and discovered that one of the people involved in the complaint was a city police officer, so they called the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office to investigate.

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    On July 10th, 2018, around 10:00 p.m. Coffeyville, Kansas Police responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 100 block of S. Highland. Officers arrived and discovered that one of the people involved in the complaint was a city police officer, so they called the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office to investigate.

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  • Surprise Crew: Ewert Pool

    Surprise Crew: Ewert Pool

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:13:37 GMT

    The KOAM Surprise Crew helps 4-State families save a couple dollars and cool off at the same time at Joplin’s Ewert pool.

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    The KOAM Surprise Crew helps 4-State families save a couple dollars and cool off at the same time at Joplin’s Ewert pool.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-12

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-12

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:05:42 GMT

    Carl Junction earns bragging rights as one of the safest cities in Missouri.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Carl Junction earns bragging rights as one of the safest cities in Missouri.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Missouri Judge Rules in Favor of Missouri Governor's Appointment

    Missouri Judge Rules in Favor of Missouri Governor's Appointment

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-07-12 01:22:47 GMT
    A Missouri judge says the Missouri Democratic Party and a man named Darrell Cope do not have the authority to sue over Missouri Governor Mike Parson's selection of Mike Kehoe as his lieutenant governor. The judge said the parties are private parties and under Missouri law, they do not have the authority to seek the removal of a public official through litigation. The court ruled that the Lieutenant Governor was a holds the office in a de facto manner and therefore "holds o...More >>
    A Missouri judge says the Missouri Democratic Party and a man named Darrell Cope do not have the authority to sue over Missouri Governor Mike Parson's selection of Mike Kehoe as his lieutenant governor. The judge said the parties are private parties and under Missouri law, they do not have the authority to seek the removal of a public official through litigation. The court ruled that the Lieutenant Governor was a holds the office in a de facto manner and therefore "holds o...More >>
  • MIAA Leads Nation in Basketball Attendance

    MIAA Leads Nation in Basketball Attendance

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:42:20 GMT

    It's the 10th consecutive year the MIAA leads NCAA Division II in attendance in both men's and women's basketball. 

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    It's the 10th consecutive year the MIAA leads NCAA Division II in attendance in both men's and women's basketball. 

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  • Pittsburg, KS Events - July 16-22

    Pittsburg, KS Events - July 16-22

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:08:01 GMT
    Monday, July 16: • Maker Monday Open House from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Open to kids ages 10 to 18. Pittsburg Public Library, 308 N. Walnut St., Pittsburg, KS. Pittsburg Public Library: (620) 230-5567. • Story Time at 6:30 pm. Open to kids and families. Pittsburg Public Library, 308 N. Walnut St., Pittsburg, KS. Pittsburg Public Library: (620) 230-5567. • Downtown Advisory Board Meeting, 6:00 pm, at Spigarelli Law Firm, 515 N. Broadway St., Pittsburg, KS. City of ...More >>
    Monday, July 16: • Maker Monday Open House from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Open to kids ages 10 to 18. Pittsburg Public Library, 308 N. Walnut St., Pittsburg, KS. Pittsburg Public Library: (620) 230-5567. • Story Time at 6:30 pm. Open to kids and families. Pittsburg Public Library, 308 N. Walnut St., Pittsburg, KS. Pittsburg Public Library: (620) 230-5567. • Downtown Advisory Board Meeting, 6:00 pm, at Spigarelli Law Firm, 515 N. Broadway St., Pittsburg, KS. City of ...More >>
  • Special Olympics Kansas Adult Bowling Tournament - July 17-18

    Special Olympics Kansas Adult Bowling Tournament - July 17-18

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:52:31 GMT
    Special Olympics Kansas Adult Bowling Tournament - July 17-18 The annual Southeast Regional Bowling Tournament will be held on July 17th and 18th at Holiday Lanes in Pittsburg, Kansas. Volunteers are needed! Click Here to see what times are still available and sign up. Location: Holiday Lanes Pittsburg (2406 N. Broadway) Volunteer Times both days: 8:15am-11:30am and 11:00am-2:00pm Dress code: Casual. Volunteer shirt providedMore >>
    Special Olympics Kansas Adult Bowling Tournament - July 17-18 The annual Southeast Regional Bowling Tournament will be held on July 17th and 18th at Holiday Lanes in Pittsburg, Kansas. Volunteers are needed! Click Here to see what times are still available and sign up. Location: Holiday Lanes Pittsburg (2406 N. Broadway) Volunteer Times both days: 8:15am-11:30am and 11:00am-2:00pm Dress code: Casual. Volunteer shirt providedMore >>
  • SWMO Democrats Host Vote No on Prop A Town Hall - July 18

    SWMO Democrats Host Vote No on Prop A Town Hall - July 18

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:10:05 GMT
    SWMO Democrats Host Vote No on Prop A Town Hall on Wed. 7/18/18 at 7 pm. We have a very important ballot issue which will be on all our primary ballots August 7, 2018. We are asking our local Missourians, "do you have questions about why you should #VoteNoOnPropA or know someone else who has not decided how they will vote?" If so please join Southwest Missouri Democrats as we host a question and answer session about Missouri ballot initiative Prop A, at our monthly Town H...More >>
    SWMO Democrats Host Vote No on Prop A Town Hall on Wed. 7/18/18 at 7 pm. We have a very important ballot issue which will be on all our primary ballots August 7, 2018. We are asking our local Missourians, "do you have questions about why you should #VoteNoOnPropA or know someone else who has not decided how they will vote?" If so please join Southwest Missouri Democrats as we host a question and answer session about Missouri ballot initiative Prop A, at our monthly Town H...More >>
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  • Updated Severe T-Storm Risk Map

    Updated Severe T-Storm Risk Map

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

    Wednesday morning rains breaking up in the south

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

    Missouri Supreme Court Rules On Power Line Proposal

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:14:52 GMT
        The Missouri Supreme Court has re-energized a proposal for a high voltage power line carrying wind energy across Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.     The court ruled Tuesday, that regulators were wrong to reject it. The ruling means Missouri must re-evaluate whether Clean Line Energy Partners deserve approval for a $2.3 billion project that would build one of the longest electric transmission lines in the U.S.     Clean Line has been work...More >>
        The Missouri Supreme Court has re-energized a proposal for a high voltage power line carrying wind energy across Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.     The court ruled Tuesday, that regulators were wrong to reject it. The ruling means Missouri must re-evaluate whether Clean Line Energy Partners deserve approval for a $2.3 billion project that would build one of the longest electric transmission lines in the U.S.     Clean Line has been work...More >>
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