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Ford to begin phasing out sedans Video included

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You'll be seeing less of these as the next few years go by, as Ford phases out sedans. "They probably just need to keep up with the times. Younger generations are coming up and i don't see them wanting to drive my car" says Dottie Myers, as she waits for her car to be repaired.  "The millienials and all prefer an SUV over a sedan" says Mike Carpino from Mike Carpino Ford. It is leaving less room for cars like the Taurus, Fiesta and Fusion. "With... More>>

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18 Years of Questions. Two People Dead. Two Teens Missing...Until Now Video included

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Where investigators found dead ends, when witnesses wouldn't talk, Lorene Bible continued her search.

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ACLU Sues Joplin For Violating First Amendment Rights Video included

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"I was so scared of being arrested that my wife and I left Joplin and lost an opportunity to find stable housing through an organization," said Christopher Snyder, the plaintiff in the case. "Our rights shouldn't be threatened because we asked for help." The ACLU of Missouri announced today that they filed a lawsuit against the city of Joplin for violating the First Amendment rights of a man panhandling to survive. According to the ACLU, after Christopher Sny... More>>

JACC Announces Winners at 101st Banquet

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JACC: And The Winners Are... The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce held its 101st Annual Banquet Thursday evening (April 26th, 2018) at the MSSU Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. Here are the awards that were given out. Arty Award Kaye Lewis, Midwest Regional Ballet The Arty Award is given to a local recipient who demonstrates an exemplary contribution to the arts. Milestone Members sponsored by Freeman Health System Celebrating commitment and dedication in the business c...

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Joplin 17-Year-Old Wanted For Assault Is Caught

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A man who allegedly broke into a Joplin home, assaulted a person with a baseball bat and stole items is in custody. According to court documents, on April 13th around 7:00 a.m., 17-year-old Brenton Hollis and another unknown male broke into the front door of a home on S. Annie Baxter Ave. in Joplin, MO. Police say the two suspects assaulted Christopher Richardson with baseball bats and then stole a $560 flat screen television. Hollis and the other suspect ran before police arriv...

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Bard Resigns After Temporary Suspension From Joplin Council Video included

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Update: Joshua Bard says he sent in a letter of resignation today (April 26th). -- A judge temporarily suspends Joshua Bard from being on the city council. Bard, a newly elected Joplin City Council member, submitted his resignation in early April because of a previous drug conviction. He then reversed his decision to resign.

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PSU Cuts 19 Jobs Video included

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Pittsburg State University is cutting 19 positions. PSU officials announced the cuts today (April 26th,2018). They say it's due to stagnant state funding, increasing costs and enrollment pressures. The employees impacted by today's announcement were alerted this week. "These are the most difficult decisions I've had to make during my 30 years at Pittsburg State," said Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott. "It's a life-changing moment for our employees ... More>>

Police Investigate Stabbing and Arrest The Victim for Warrants Video included

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A stabbing investigation leads to the arrest of the stabbing victim. On Wednesday morning around 6:30 a.m. (April 25, 2018), Pittsburg police officers were called to Via Christi Hospital for a male that had been stabbed. Police spoke to the victim, 35-year-old Daniel Leroy Hall. Hall told the officers that he was in an altercation with another male and was stabbed in the hand. Police say the alleged incident took place at Sycamore Village Apartment Complex (2601 N. Joplin Stre... More>>

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-26 Video included

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MSSU TUITION HIKE It'll soon cost you more to attend Missouri Southern State University.  The school's Board of Governors Wednesday afternoon approved a tuition hike of $30 per credit hour, or nearly 15%.  Missouri Southern President Alan Marble said the increase is necessary to help compensate for years of declining state revenue.  The tuition hike is to take effect with the fall semester. PSU BIKE SHARING Pitt State launches a new bike share program.  The... More>>

MSSU Students to Face Tuition Increase Video included

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Paden Coonce is a junior at Missouri Southern State University, she works a retail job and plans on starting an on campus job this summer, paying her tuition all on her own. "The way that my FAFSA works, it goes off my parent's income. And so I don't get any help. I'm paying for all of this all on my own, so I'm kinda stuck I guess" MSSU students like her will be paying an additional 30 dollars per credit hour, an increase of about 15 percent. "Unfortu... More>>

Neosho Students Raise Funds with  Endangered Species Videos Video included

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Teachers try to inspire students to believe they can change the world.     Now a project at Neosho middle school has eighth grade students working to save endangered species.          

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Authorities Arrest A Wanted Suspect

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Update (4/25):  Joplin police say Ottawa County authorities arrested Cory Reynolds today. --- (4/24/2018) Joplin Police search for a suspect with ten active warrants. Police spotted 41-year-old Cory D. Reynolds Monday afternoon (April 23) around 3:00 at his home near 9th and Chestnut. Authorities say he jumped into a vehicle and drove off. During the chase, Reynolds hit another vehicle at 23rd and Maiden Lane and drove away..

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Joplin Baseball Team Name Announced Video included

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The new Joplin professional baseball team has a name. Joplin, MO – The Southwest League of Professional Baseball has announced that the new Joplin professional team will be called the Joplin "Miners". On March 21st, team officials narrowed the submissions down to six finalists; Tornadoes, Twisters, Miners, Jacks, Phoenix and 66ers. The name "Miners" received a majority of the votes from over 700 submissions. The Joplin Miners played for 49 seasons betwee... More>>

Former Pittsburg Police Officer Sentenced Video included

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A former Pittsburg Police Officer is sentenced today for aggravated battery. 22-year-old Jesse Davis of Carthage, MO was arrested for an incident that happened on August 26th, 2017. According to the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Davis and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance in Pittsburg where a male and female were involved in an altercation. The woman was arrested and taken by Davis to the Crawford County Jail. The woman says while they were on the way to ...

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Galena Resident Dies In Two-Vehicle Crash

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The Joplin Police Department worked a deadly crash at 7th and Tri State Tuesday evening (April 24). Authorities say 58-year-old Mark Rohr, driving a Dodge Durango, was turning east from the stop sign at 7th and Tri State Road.  38-year-old Donald D. Kidwell III was driving a Kawasaki Ninja westbound on 7th street when he hit the rear driver's side of the Durango.  Kidwell was thrown from the motorcycle. Kidwell of Galena, KS died from his injuries at Mercy Hospita...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-25 Video included

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OKLAHOMA BUDGET Oklahoma lawmakers put the finishing touches on the state budget.  State Senate and House committees met on Tuesday to discuss the proposed $7.5 Billion plan.  The budget proposal calls for increases for the department of corrections, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and education, which will see a 15% increase in funding.  SHOWER THE PEOPLE The Joplin Salvation Army Center of Hope opens a new program called "Shower the People&q... More>>

Dilapidated Building Vote in Pittsburg Video included

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Many communities have issues with property that either needs to come down or be repaired. But when that property lies in the heart of the city, like Broadway Street, Pittburg officials took action.

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WEB EXTRA: Carl Junction Brothers Serve as Honorary Members of PSU Baseball Team

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Peyton and Bearett Vanderpool threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday's game. Peyton is battling a rare form of brain and spinal cord cancer, while Bearett was diagnosed with Spina Bifida. 

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  • Homeless Benefit from Shower the People at Salvation Army

    Homeless Benefit from Shower the People at Salvation Army

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:31:46 GMT

         The Salvation Army in Joplin no longer just serves lunch to the homeless and hungry. It’s also offering showers and laundry facilities.   

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         The Salvation Army in Joplin no longer just serves lunch to the homeless and hungry. It’s also offering showers and laundry facilities.   

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  • Joplin Suspect Wanted On Several Warrants

    Joplin Suspect Wanted On Several Warrants

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:39:46 GMT
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    Joplin Police search for a suspect with ten active warrants. Police spotted 41-year-old Cory D. Reynolds Monday afternoon (April 23) around 3:00 at his home near 9th and Chestnut. Authorities say he jumped into a vehicle and drove off. During the chase, Reynolds hit another vehicle at 23rd and Maiden Lane and drove away. Police chased him to Galena, Kansas where they lost sight of him. Reynolds is wanted for previous charges and has seven warrants out of Joplin, an assault warrant o...

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    Joplin Police search for a suspect with ten active warrants. Police spotted 41-year-old Cory D. Reynolds Monday afternoon (April 23) around 3:00 at his home near 9th and Chestnut. Authorities say he jumped into a vehicle and drove off. During the chase, Reynolds hit another vehicle at 23rd and Maiden Lane and drove away. Police chased him to Galena, Kansas where they lost sight of him. Reynolds is wanted for previous charges and has seven warrants out of Joplin, an assault warrant o...

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  • Salvation Army Offers Free Showers and Laundry to Help the Homeless

    Salvation Army Offers Free Showers and Laundry to Help the Homeless

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:31:04 GMT

    "Shower the People" is a new program at the Salvation Army offering the homeless and poor a chance to shower and do laundry there for free. Shampoo, soap, towels and laundry detergent are all supplied. 

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    "Shower the People" is a new program at the Salvation Army offering the homeless and poor a chance to shower and do laundry there for free. Shampoo, soap, towels and laundry detergent are all supplied. 

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  • Odor Complaints Prompt Possible Class Action Suit; Joplin Urges Calls to DNR

    Odor Complaints Prompt Possible Class Action Suit; Joplin Urges Calls to DNR

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:34:00 GMT

              As the city of Joplin drafts an odor ordinance, a Neosho based law firm tries to drum up support for a class action lawsuit.         

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              As the city of Joplin drafts an odor ordinance, a Neosho based law firm tries to drum up support for a class action lawsuit.         

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  • Suspects Identified in 1999 Oklahoma Cold Case

    Suspects Identified in 1999 Oklahoma Cold Case

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:09:55 GMT

    April 23, 2018: A Fox affiliate in Tulsa, Fox 23, is reporting that one person is in custody related to the disappearance of Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible. KOAM and FOX 14 will Facebook live stream a media conference that could bring new information about a 1999 cold case out of Welch, Oklahoma. Authorities plan to speak about the case today at 2:00 p.m. The case dealt with the murders of Danny and Kathy Freeman in December of 1999 and the disappearance of the couple's...

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    April 23, 2018: A Fox affiliate in Tulsa, Fox 23, is reporting that one person is in custody related to the disappearance of Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible. KOAM and FOX 14 will Facebook live stream a media conference that could bring new information about a 1999 cold case out of Welch, Oklahoma. Authorities plan to speak about the case today at 2:00 p.m. The case dealt with the murders of Danny and Kathy Freeman in December of 1999 and the disappearance of the couple's...

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  • Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-04-23 16:01:57 GMT
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    Joplin Police received a call about an armed robbery on Sunday just before 10:00 p.m. (April 22, 2018). An employee at Charlie's Chicken (2020E. 32nd Street) says she locked the business up and was walking to her vehicle when a male walked up to her in the parking lot. She said he pointed a handgun at her and demanded the night deposit bag. She gave the suspect the bag and says he ran to the southwest. Police officers could not find him. Authorities say the suspect is described as ...More >>
    Joplin Police received a call about an armed robbery on Sunday just before 10:00 p.m. (April 22, 2018). An employee at Charlie's Chicken (2020E. 32nd Street) says she locked the business up and was walking to her vehicle when a male walked up to her in the parking lot. She said he pointed a handgun at her and demanded the night deposit bag. She gave the suspect the bag and says he ran to the southwest. Police officers could not find him. Authorities say the suspect is described as ...More >>
  • Vandalism Rampage by Teen in Stolen Truck Damages Erie HS & St. Paul Business

    Vandalism Rampage by Teen in Stolen Truck Damages Erie HS & St. Paul Business

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:06:58 GMT

    A St. Paul, KS  teenager went on a vandalism crime spree Saturday night. 

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    A St. Paul, KS  teenager went on a vandalism crime spree Saturday night. 

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  • Vehicle Driven By Teen Crashes Through Erie High School

    Vehicle Driven By Teen Crashes Through Erie High School

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-04-22 15:22:02 GMT
    At about 11:30 pm, April 21st, a vehicle crashed into the front door of Erie High School. According to USD 101 Superintendent Steve Wolf, a 16-year-old male from St. Paul drove a pickup truck through the hallways of the school. The incident damaged doorways, walls, furniture and the antique Richey's Drug Store soda fountain. The Erie Police Department arrested the teen at the scene. School officials are working to get the scene cleaned up in time for class on Monday. h...More >>
    At about 11:30 pm, April 21st, a vehicle crashed into the front door of Erie High School. According to USD 101 Superintendent Steve Wolf, a 16-year-old male from St. Paul drove a pickup truck through the hallways of the school. The incident damaged doorways, walls, furniture and the antique Richey's Drug Store soda fountain. The Erie Police Department arrested the teen at the scene. School officials are working to get the scene cleaned up in time for class on Monday. h...More >>
  • Local Woman Recalls Meeting Barbara Bush

    Local Woman Recalls Meeting Barbara Bush

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:15:10 GMT
    Barbara Bush's passing has impacted many people in the country and that includes a longtime Joplin resident who had the opportunity to do Mrs. Bush's hair. Letha DeMier met the former first lady in November of 1998. Mrs. Bush visited Joplin to make a keynote speech at the Freeman Quality in Medicine Award. DeMier received a call requesting that she style Barbara Bush's hair before her speech. While DeMier says it was a little intimidating at first, she says the former first ...More >>
    Barbara Bush's passing has impacted many people in the country and that includes a longtime Joplin resident who had the opportunity to do Mrs. Bush's hair. Letha DeMier met the former first lady in November of 1998. Mrs. Bush visited Joplin to make a keynote speech at the Freeman Quality in Medicine Award. DeMier received a call requesting that she style Barbara Bush's hair before her speech. While DeMier says it was a little intimidating at first, she says the former first ...More >>
  • Happy 107!

    Happy 107!

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:26:42 GMT

    Two very special Neosho County women are approaching an amazing milestone. They're both turning 107 in the coming weeks. 

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    Two very special Neosho County women are approaching an amazing milestone. They're both turning 107 in the coming weeks. 

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  • Don't Ask for Bongs in this Joplin Store on 4/20...or Any Day...Despite What You See

    Don't Ask for Bongs in this Joplin Store on 4/20...or Any Day...Despite What You See

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:41:59 GMT

    "You're outta here."

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    "You're outta here."

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  • Erie High School Students to Host Town Hall Forum

    Erie High School Students to Host Town Hall Forum

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:13:34 GMT
    Although these students are too young to vote, they're plenty old enough to care about issues our country is facing today. "Ever since Parkland happened, the shooting at Park Land. I've always had this mentality, like it can happen here" Erie High School sophomore, Matthew Inman attended the Pittsburg March For Our Lives rally, and one of the leaders encouraged people from all congressional districts to hold town hall meetings, the spirit of activism was contagious. "...More >>
    Although these students are too young to vote, they're plenty old enough to care about issues our country is facing today. "Ever since Parkland happened, the shooting at Park Land. I've always had this mentality, like it can happen here" Erie High School sophomore, Matthew Inman attended the Pittsburg March For Our Lives rally, and one of the leaders encouraged people from all congressional districts to hold town hall meetings, the spirit of activism was contagious. "...More >>
  • Interim Police Chief Named for Pittsburg

    Interim Police Chief Named for Pittsburg

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:38:13 GMT
    The City of Pittsburg announces that Major Brent Narges has been appointed the interim police chief.  He'll take over for Mendy Hulvey who announced her retirement last month. Her last day is June 29, 2018. "Brent is a Pittsburg Police Department veteran, who understands our community and will work well with Chief Hulvey, as she transitions into retirement," says City Manager Daron Hall. "He is well-respected by our officers and community, and I appreciate his w...More >>
    The City of Pittsburg announces that Major Brent Narges has been appointed the interim police chief.  He'll take over for Mendy Hulvey who announced her retirement last month. Her last day is June 29, 2018. "Brent is a Pittsburg Police Department veteran, who understands our community and will work well with Chief Hulvey, as she transitions into retirement," says City Manager Daron Hall. "He is well-respected by our officers and community, and I appreciate his w...More >>
  • Carl Junction Man Arrested For Threatening Two People With A Gun

    Carl Junction Man Arrested For Threatening Two People With A Gun

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:01:45 GMT
    According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday (April 18), deputies were called to 10125 County Lane 273 in Carl Junction. Deputies spoke with two women who were trying to get their dog from their neighbors yard. The women were in the 71-year-old's driveway when the man came out with a pistol threatening to shoot them for trespassing. They say the man continued the threats as they tried to explain why they were there. When a deputy arrived, he approached the man...More >>
    According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday (April 18), deputies were called to 10125 County Lane 273 in Carl Junction. Deputies spoke with two women who were trying to get their dog from their neighbors yard. The women were in the 71-year-old's driveway when the man came out with a pistol threatening to shoot them for trespassing. They say the man continued the threats as they tried to explain why they were there. When a deputy arrived, he approached the man...More >>
  • Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:52:47 GMT

    A Southeast Kansas man is free on bond following a shooting in rural Galena Thursday afternoon.  According to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to residence for woman being shot.  The shooting happened after a verbal argument with a 28 year old male.  Before deputies arrived to the scene the female was taken to a Joplin hospital where she was treat for non-life threatening injuries.   

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    A Southeast Kansas man is free on bond following a shooting in rural Galena Thursday afternoon.  According to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to residence for woman being shot.  The shooting happened after a verbal argument with a 28 year old male.  Before deputies arrived to the scene the female was taken to a Joplin hospital where she was treat for non-life threatening injuries.   

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-20

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-20

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:12:50 GMT
    BARD NOT RESIGNING A day after submitting his resignation, newly elected Joplin City Council member Joshua Bard has changed his mind.  Missouri state law states felons are not eligible to be *candidates* for a local or state office.  Joshua Bard pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Newton County in 2005.  Bard says after he talked with Joplin's city attorney, he initially decided the best decision was to submit his resignation from the city council.&nbs...More >>
    BARD NOT RESIGNING A day after submitting his resignation, newly elected Joplin City Council member Joshua Bard has changed his mind.  Missouri state law states felons are not eligible to be *candidates* for a local or state office.  Joshua Bard pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Newton County in 2005.  Bard says after he talked with Joplin's city attorney, he initially decided the best decision was to submit his resignation from the city council.&nbs...More >>
  • AmeriCorps Crew Teams With the Eastern Shawnee Tribe

    AmeriCorps Crew Teams With the Eastern Shawnee Tribe

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:43:00 GMT
    With every pile of mulch they level, this team helps the Eastern Shawnee tribe get closer to being fully recovered from last year's flood, as well as bringing themselves closer to achieving their own dreams. "I would be a senior right now at the university of Washington, but I didn't have much of a direction. I was hoping that through this program, networking and gaining some sort of guidance" says Paul Goehring, one of the AmeriCorps workers. Paul and the A...More >>
    With every pile of mulch they level, this team helps the Eastern Shawnee tribe get closer to being fully recovered from last year's flood, as well as bringing themselves closer to achieving their own dreams. "I would be a senior right now at the university of Washington, but I didn't have much of a direction. I was hoping that through this program, networking and gaining some sort of guidance" says Paul Goehring, one of the AmeriCorps workers. Paul and the A...More >>
  • Owner of Building Destroyed By Fire in Pittsburg is Charged With Arson

    Owner of Building Destroyed By Fire in Pittsburg is Charged With Arson

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:39:40 GMT

    The Crawford County Attorney filed charges today (April 18) in a Pittsburg arson case. 64-year-old Grant K. Dahmer is charged with arson. The Fire Chief says he is the owner of the building that he allegedly set fire to. April 12th, 2018: The Pittsburg Police Department says they have arrested one person in connection to the fire at 111 E 10th Street. Fire crews responded to the fire just before 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th. The unoccupied commercial building was extensively damag...

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    The Crawford County Attorney filed charges today (April 18) in a Pittsburg arson case. 64-year-old Grant K. Dahmer is charged with arson. The Fire Chief says he is the owner of the building that he allegedly set fire to. April 12th, 2018: The Pittsburg Police Department says they have arrested one person in connection to the fire at 111 E 10th Street. Fire crews responded to the fire just before 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th. The unoccupied commercial building was extensively damag...

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  • Joplin City Council Member Explains Decision to Not Resign After Felony

    Joplin City Council Member Explains Decision to Not Resign After Felony

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:46:01 GMT

    Joplin's city attorney says the City does not do background checks on City Council candidates.

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    Joplin's city attorney says the City does not do background checks on City Council candidates.

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  • Carthage School Adds Second Recess with Positive Results

    Carthage School Adds Second Recess with Positive Results

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:37:48 GMT

    School is all about learning and teachers are tasked with getting students of all ages prepared for state tests.  Time is often tight but despite that Columbian elementary in Carthage is giving kids a second recess every day. 

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    School is all about learning and teachers are tasked with getting students of all ages prepared for state tests.  Time is often tight but despite that Columbian elementary in Carthage is giving kids a second recess every day. 

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  • Driver Charged In A Crash That Killed 4, Including MSSU Student

    Driver Charged In A Crash That Killed 4, Including MSSU Student

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:22:27 GMT
    A truck driver in a crash that killed four people, including a Joplin resident, is charged five months later. The crash happened on November 21st, 2017 outside of Saint Louis, Illinois. Madison County, IL State Attorney Tom Gibbons says 54-year-old Mohamad Y. Jama was driving too fast in a construction zone on Interstate 55 near the community of Hamel when his tractor-trailer slammed into other vehicles that had slowed or stopped. The crash killed 19-year-old Vivan Vu (J...More >>
    A truck driver in a crash that killed four people, including a Joplin resident, is charged five months later. The crash happened on November 21st, 2017 outside of Saint Louis, Illinois. Madison County, IL State Attorney Tom Gibbons says 54-year-old Mohamad Y. Jama was driving too fast in a construction zone on Interstate 55 near the community of Hamel when his tractor-trailer slammed into other vehicles that had slowed or stopped. The crash killed 19-year-old Vivan Vu (J...More >>
  • Columbian Elementary Pilots Second Recess

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:55:59 GMT
    Columbian elementary school in Carthage is giving students a second recess each day. It's a pilot program showing promising results. We hear from the principal about what prompted the effort, a teacher about how it's impacting her class and we get feedback from the kids on tonight's news. Lisa Olliges reports. More >>
    Columbian elementary school in Carthage is giving students a second recess each day. It's a pilot program showing promising results. We hear from the principal about what prompted the effort, a teacher about how it's impacting her class and we get feedback from the kids on tonight's news. Lisa Olliges reports. More >>
  • Galena, KS Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

    Galena, KS Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:30:37 GMT

    The Joplin Police Department responded to a crash this morning (April 19) around 9:50. Authorities say Brian R. Taylor was driving west on Murphy Blvd when he crossed the center of the road, drove off the side and hit an electronic traffic control box on the southwest corner of Murphy Blvd and Connecticut Avenue in Joplin. Taylor was taken to Freeman Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:24 a.m. The incident is under investigation, but authorities say it appear...

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    The Joplin Police Department responded to a crash this morning (April 19) around 9:50. Authorities say Brian R. Taylor was driving west on Murphy Blvd when he crossed the center of the road, drove off the side and hit an electronic traffic control box on the southwest corner of Murphy Blvd and Connecticut Avenue in Joplin. Taylor was taken to Freeman Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:24 a.m. The incident is under investigation, but authorities say it appear...

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  • Night of the Living Dead Live - April 26 - 28

    Night of the Living Dead Live - April 26 - 28

    Monday, March 19 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-03-19 20:52:34 GMT

    Zombies to Invade Fort Scott Fort Scott, Kan.— "They're coming to get you, Fort Scott!" A horde of human-hungry zombies will overtake the stage in the Ellis Family Fine Arts Center at Fort Scott Community College as the FSCC theater department presents "George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead Live" at 7:30 p.m. April 26-28. Admission is free (but donations are always appreciated). "This is a humorous homage to the original apocalyptic zombie film...

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    Zombies to Invade Fort Scott Fort Scott, Kan.— "They're coming to get you, Fort Scott!" A horde of human-hungry zombies will overtake the stage in the Ellis Family Fine Arts Center at Fort Scott Community College as the FSCC theater department presents "George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead Live" at 7:30 p.m. April 26-28. Admission is free (but donations are always appreciated). "This is a humorous homage to the original apocalyptic zombie film...

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  • Pittsburg Celebrates Arbor Day - April 27

    Pittsburg Celebrates Arbor Day - April 27

    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:55:37 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS – Thursday, April 26 – This week, the City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department, community members and students will gather at Paul B. Leffler Rotary Park for the annual Arbor Day Celebration. On Friday, April 27, at 9:30 am, a special ceremony will be held to celebrate Arbor Day and share the importance of planting trees. "The Arbor Day Celebration is an opportunity to educate the community about the value of trees to our environment," s...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS – Thursday, April 26 – This week, the City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department, community members and students will gather at Paul B. Leffler Rotary Park for the annual Arbor Day Celebration. On Friday, April 27, at 9:30 am, a special ceremony will be held to celebrate Arbor Day and share the importance of planting trees. "The Arbor Day Celebration is an opportunity to educate the community about the value of trees to our environment," s...More >>
  • 2nd Story Festival of Arts & Ideas - April 27-29

    2nd Story Festival of Arts & Ideas - April 27-29

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:27:51 GMT
    Save the date of the last weekend in April 2018 for the second 2nd Story Festival of Arts & Ideas in Fort Scott! https://www.facebook.com/events/896931720458972/ Historic Downtown Fort Scott Schedule of Events Friday 2-4pm Art of Brewing, Tour & Tasting of Beer Flight $10pp (must be over 21, ID required), Non-alcoholic Tour & Tasting $5pp 3-4:30pm Trolley Tour of Public Art in Fort Scott ($8pp), leaves from the Chamber, 231 E. Wall St. - limited to 22 people 7pm...More >>
    Save the date of the last weekend in April 2018 for the second 2nd Story Festival of Arts & Ideas in Fort Scott! https://www.facebook.com/events/896931720458972/ Historic Downtown Fort Scott Schedule of Events Friday 2-4pm Art of Brewing, Tour & Tasting of Beer Flight $10pp (must be over 21, ID required), Non-alcoholic Tour & Tasting $5pp 3-4:30pm Trolley Tour of Public Art in Fort Scott ($8pp), leaves from the Chamber, 231 E. Wall St. - limited to 22 people 7pm...More >>
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  • McCaskill Votes For Pompeo Confirmation As Secretary Of State

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    Friday, April 27 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-04-27 04:01:18 GMT
        Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill was among a handful of Democrats voting to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state Thursday.         McCaskill had not previously said how she would vote.     Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, criticized McCaskill  for not saying earlier how she would vote.         Pompeo's nomination was confirmed by...More >>
        Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill was among a handful of Democrats voting to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state Thursday.         McCaskill had not previously said how she would vote.     Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, criticized McCaskill  for not saying earlier how she would vote.         Pompeo's nomination was confirmed by...More >>
  • Pittsburg USD 250 Selects New Assistant Superintendent

    Pittsburg USD 250 Selects New Assistant Superintendent

    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:49:51 GMT
    The Pittsburg Public School District has offered a contract to Dr. Brad Hanson to fill the role of Assistant Superintendent beginning the 2018-2019 school year. Hanson's contract will be voted on for approval at the regularly scheduled May 14th board meeting. Working with Ray & Associates, a school administration hiring consultant firm, the District conducted a national search and received 30 applicants. Hanson brings a strong background in creating community and regional p...More >>
    The Pittsburg Public School District has offered a contract to Dr. Brad Hanson to fill the role of Assistant Superintendent beginning the 2018-2019 school year. Hanson's contract will be voted on for approval at the regularly scheduled May 14th board meeting. Working with Ray & Associates, a school administration hiring consultant firm, the District conducted a national search and received 30 applicants. Hanson brings a strong background in creating community and regional p...More >>
  • The Youth Volunteer Corps - Joplin Receives a $4,300 Grant

    The Youth Volunteer Corps - Joplin Receives a $4,300 Grant

    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:39:06 GMT
    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, awarded a $4,300 grant to Youth Volunteer Corps – Joplin through the Coover Regional Grantmaking Program. Youth Volunteer Corps, which has operated in the Kansas City area for 31 years, will use the grant funding to launch YVC – Joplin, which will plan, lead, and execute four weeks of community service projects in the Joplin and Webb City areas. "We will be recruiting a very dive...More >>
    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, awarded a $4,300 grant to Youth Volunteer Corps – Joplin through the Coover Regional Grantmaking Program. Youth Volunteer Corps, which has operated in the Kansas City area for 31 years, will use the grant funding to launch YVC – Joplin, which will plan, lead, and execute four weeks of community service projects in the Joplin and Webb City areas. "We will be recruiting a very dive...More >>
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