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  • Carthage Dentist Uses Good Friday To Offer Free Services

    Carthage Dentist Uses Good Friday To Offer Free Services

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:06:56 GMT
    One Four State Dentist observes Good Friday as time to offer free dental services to patients. It's owner says it is aims to make Good Friday, Great for those in need."It's hurting me constantly," said patient Carrie Smith. Carrie is hoping to spend her Good Friday getting a tooth pulled. It's not how many would choose to kick off Easter weekend, but thanks to Herrington Dentistry in Carthage it won't cost Carrie a single penny. "We open up our office as a way of being missionaries in our own...More >>
    One Four State Dentist observes Good Friday as time to offer free dental services to patients. It's owner says it is aims to make Good Friday, Great for those in need."It's hurting me constantly," said patient Carrie Smith. Carrie is hoping to spend her Good Friday getting a tooth pulled. It's not how many would choose to kick off Easter weekend, but thanks to Herrington Dentistry in Carthage it won't cost Carrie a single penny. "We open up our office as a way of being missionaries in our own...More >>
  • Rebuild Joplin Brings Its 128th Family Home

    Rebuild Joplin Brings Its 128th Family Home

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:20:42 GMT
    Rebuild Joplin celebrates its 128th housewarming since the Joplin tornado today.Theo and Opal Morrison were moving into their home on Illinois when the tornado struck. Without having time to buy insurance, according to Opal, the tornado winds shifted their home from its foundation, rendering it unlivable.More >>
    Rebuild Joplin celebrates its 128th housewarming since the Joplin tornado today.Theo and Opal Morrison were moving into their home on Illinois when the tornado struck. Without having time to buy insurance, according to Opal, the tornado winds shifted their home from its foundation, rendering it unlivable.More >>
  • Carl Junction FFA Teaches 3rd Graders Where Food Comes From

    Carl Junction FFA Teaches 3rd Graders Where Food Comes From

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:57:29 GMT
    Third graders in Carl Junction got a lesson in where their food comes from today from the Carl Junction High School's Future Farmers of Americas. Over 250 students visited 21 stations in the annual Food for America event.The event has taken place at the school since at least the 11970's and from animals to fashion to food kids learn most things in life start with agriculture. "The best part for me is that these kids have learned something and are going to go away from here knowing about our p...More >>
    Third graders in Carl Junction got a lesson in where their food comes from today from the Carl Junction High School's Future Farmers of Americas. Over 250 students visited 21 stations in the annual Food for America event.The event has taken place at the school since at least the 11970's and from animals to fashion to food kids learn most things in life start with agriculture. "The best part for me is that these kids have learned something and are going to go away from here knowing about our p...More >>
  • Quadruple Amputee Teaches No Excuses

    Quadruple Amputee Teaches No Excuses

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:11:20 GMT
    A motivational speaker teaches students and community members in Nevada, Missouri to never make excuses. Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a certified "Cross-Fit" instructor.  More >>
    A motivational speaker teaches students and community members in Nevada, Missouri to never make excuses. Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a certified "Cross-Fit" instructor.  More >>
  • Federal charges filed against man accused of murder and attempting to rob a Miami, Okla. bank

    Federal charges filed against man accused of murder and attempting to rob a Miami, Okla. bank

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:38:33 GMT
    Francis Dishmon is accused of trying to rob the IBC Bank in Miami, Oklahoma in August 2013, then fleeing north out of town, where he caused a semi-truck and another vehicle to run off the road.More >>
    Francis Dishmon is accused of trying to rob the IBC Bank in Miami, Oklahoma in August 2013, then fleeing north out of town, where he caused a semi-truck and another vehicle to run off the road.More >>
  • 100 Year Old Building To Be Torn Down In Joplin

    100 Year Old Building To Be Torn Down In Joplin

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:18:30 GMT
    After 100 years on Joplin's Main Street, the former City Market is set to come tumbling down. And if you've driven down Main Street sometime in that time, it's likely this blue-green structure has stood out. According to the Director of Joplin's Museum Complex, the former Market was a way to bring agriculture to the city center. And it's 1914 Grand Opening brought 5,000 people to the complex.More >>
    After 100 years on Joplin's Main Street, the former City Market is set to come tumbling down. And if you've driven down Main Street sometime in that time, it's likely this blue-green structure has stood out. According to the Director of Joplin's Museum Complex, the former Market was a way to bring agriculture to the city center. And it's 1914 Grand Opening brought 5,000 people to the complex.More >>
  • Carthage School Bond To Help With Expanding Student Population

    Carthage School Bond To Help With Expanding Student Population

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:35:45 GMT
    The Carthage School District has grown by 400 students since 2009. And thanks to the passage of an $18 million dollar school bond last night, the District will be under construction to make room for the expanding student population. If you ask 3rd grade teacher Brittany Thompson how full her school is, she'll tell you it's filled to the brim. According to the Carthage School District, each year about 90 students are joining it's schools, mostly in its lower grade levels. The District even had ..More >>
    The Carthage School District has grown by 400 students since 2009. And thanks to the passage of an $18 million dollar school bond last night, the District will be under construction to make room for the expanding student population. If you ask 3rd grade teacher Brittany Thompson how full her school is, she'll tell you it's filled to the brim. According to the Carthage School District, each year about 90 students are joining it's schools, mostly in its lower grade levels. The District even had ..More >>
  • Reports Of Cyber Crimes Against Children Is On The Rise In Southwest Missouri

    Reports Of Cyber Crimes Against Children Is On The Rise In Southwest Missouri

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:48:04 GMT
    Reports of cyber crimes involving children are on the rise in Southwest Missouri. Statistics released by the Joplin Police Department of 2013 crime rates show the reports increased almost 20 percent over the previous year. More >>
    Reports of cyber crimes involving children are on the rise in Southwest Missouri. Statistics released by the Joplin Police Department of 2013 crime rates show the reports increased almost 20 percent over the previous year. More >>
  • Home Demolition Marks Phase One Of Joe Becker Stadium's Renovation

    Home Demolition Marks Phase One Of Joe Becker Stadium's Renovation

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:25:18 GMT
    Demolition crews work on clearing the way for parking at Joe Becker Stadium. It's the first step in preparations of getting the space ready for Joplin's professional team. This crane symbolizes the next step for Joe Becker Stadium. Once this house on High and Fourth is gone, one of the owners of Joplin's new professional baseball team says more parking can be added. The team, yet to be renamed, comes from El Paso and will begin playing here at Joe Becker Stadium in its 2015 season. And Becker...More >>
    Demolition crews work on clearing the way for parking at Joe Becker Stadium. It's the first step in preparations of getting the space ready for Joplin's professional team. This crane symbolizes the next step for Joe Becker Stadium. Once this house on High and Fourth is gone, one of the owners of Joplin's new professional baseball team says more parking can be added. The team, yet to be renamed, comes from El Paso and will begin playing here at Joe Becker Stadium in its 2015 season. And Becker...More >>
  • Volunteers Add To Joplin's Butterfly Park

    Volunteers Add To Joplin's Butterfly Park

    Saturday, April 5 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-04-06 01:43:18 GMT
    Cunningham Park will soon be filled with greenery, along with butterflies thanks to generous volunteers. Over 100 volunteers gathered at the park's overlook to plant additional trees, shrubs, and flowers for the "Overlook Butterfly Garden."The garden was designed by Drury University students after the tornado to help bring a sense of calm to the citizens affected by the 2011 tornado. "This garden is really our way of helping provide a space for them to continue healing from that tragedy," sai...More >>
    Cunningham Park will soon be filled with greenery, along with butterflies thanks to generous volunteers. Over 100 volunteers gathered at the park's overlook to plant additional trees, shrubs, and flowers for the "Overlook Butterfly Garden."The garden was designed by Drury University students after the tornado to help bring a sense of calm to the citizens affected by the 2011 tornado. "This garden is really our way of helping provide a space for them to continue healing from that tragedy," sai...More >>
  • Storm Siren Policies May Vary Between Cities

    Storm Siren Policies May Vary Between Cities

    Thursday, April 3 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:28:24 GMT
    Now that we're in Spring storm season -- we want to remind you, that you need to know your community's storm siren policy. Most municipalities are responsible for its own policy, so it's important to stay informed, that information could be a life-saver. More >>
    Now that we're in Spring storm season -- we want to remind you, that you need to know your community's storm siren policy. Most municipalities are responsible for its own policy, so it's important to stay informed, that information could be a life-saver. More >>
  • Father blames potholes in Miami, Oklahoma For Daughter's Broken Arm

    Father blames potholes in Miami, Oklahoma For Daughter's Broken Arm

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:29:02 GMT
    A father in Miami, Oklahoma blames city pot holes for his daughter's broken arm. He alleges his daughter hit a pothole and fell off her bike two weeks ago and that despite a report to the city, the problem has still not fixed the problem. More >>
    A father in Miami, Oklahoma blames city pot holes for his daughter's broken arm. He alleges his daughter hit a pothole and fell off her bike two weeks ago and that despite a report to the city, the problem has still not fixed the problem. More >>
  • Joplin Students Pay It Forward To Moore

    Joplin Students Pay It Forward To Moore

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:06:01 GMT
    Joplin students prepare to "pay it forward" in Moore, Oklahoma. The students from Stapleton Elementary will visit an elementary school in Moore this Friday to give books and donations.More >>
    Joplin students prepare to "pay it forward" in Moore, Oklahoma. The students from Stapleton Elementary will visit an elementary school in Moore this Friday to give books and donations.More >>
  • Joplin Adds Sixty More Trees To Tornado Zone

    Joplin Adds Sixty More Trees To Tornado Zone

    Saturday, March 29 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-03-29 21:21:45 GMT
    Local volunteers spend the day planting 60 trees across the tornado zone with the Missouri Department of Conversation. According to the Department, there have been more than 12,000 trees planted since the 2011 tornado. There are still 700 left to give away this Spring to residents in Joplin and Duquesne who experienced tornado damage. Each resident receives 3 free trees, according to the coordinator, who says now is the perfect time to start planting. "It's people, then rebuild your homes, ...More >>
    Local volunteers spend the day planting 60 trees across the tornado zone with the Missouri Department of Conversation. According to the Department, there have been more than 12,000 trees planted since the 2011 tornado. There are still 700 left to give away this Spring to residents in Joplin and Duquesne who experienced tornado damage. Each resident receives 3 free trees, according to the coordinator, who says now is the perfect time to start planting. "It's people, then rebuild your homes, ...More >>
  • Trevor Project Workshop Teaches How To Prevent LGBTQ Suicide

    Trevor Project Workshop Teaches How To Prevent LGBTQ Suicide

    Saturday, March 29 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-03-29 21:05:24 GMT
    Jasper County is in the top 10 counties for suicide in the state of Missouri, according to the Ozark Center. And today around 75 people attended a training workshop to learn how to help those in the LGBTQ youth community who are feeling suicidal.The workshop was hosted by the MSSU Equality Alliance and Ozark Center, the behavioral heath services branch of Freeman Health System. Attendees learned how to be a gate keeping in the community to recognize those in trouble and how to help. The 2-hou...More >>
    Jasper County is in the top 10 counties for suicide in the state of Missouri, according to the Ozark Center. And today around 75 people attended a training workshop to learn how to help those in the LGBTQ youth community who are feeling suicidal.The workshop was hosted by the MSSU Equality Alliance and Ozark Center, the behavioral heath services branch of Freeman Health System. Attendees learned how to be a gate keeping in the community to recognize those in trouble and how to help. The 2-hou...More >>
  • Four State Man Scammed Out Of $40,000 Dollars

    Four State Man Scammed Out Of $40,000 Dollars

    Friday, March 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-03-28 22:11:51 GMT
    A Four State man is scammed out of $40,000 dollars. The scammers claimed to be from the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, and the Crawford County Sheriff says his Department has been receiving calls on area scams."Mr. Brink, what could you come up with?""Nothing, I will not pay you another cent."This is the transcript of a phone conversation between Roger Brink of Mulberry, Kansas and a woman claiming to be an agent for the Publishers Clearing House. She promised in exchange for money he...More >>
    A Four State man is scammed out of $40,000 dollars. The scammers claimed to be from the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, and the Crawford County Sheriff says his Department has been receiving calls on area scams."Mr. Brink, what could you come up with?""Nothing, I will not pay you another cent."This is the transcript of a phone conversation between Roger Brink of Mulberry, Kansas and a woman claiming to be an agent for the Publishers Clearing House. She promised in exchange for money he...More >>
  • Leawood Village considers Sales Tax Before Mercy Finishes Completion

    Leawood Village considers Sales Tax Before Mercy Finishes Completion

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:10:00 GMT
    While crews continue to make progress on the new Mercy Hospital, leaders of neighboring Leawood Village worry about the future of their community. The community has proposed sales tax to help with the future expansion.More >>
    While crews continue to make progress on the new Mercy Hospital, leaders of neighboring Leawood Village worry about the future of their community. The community has proposed sales tax to help with the future expansion.More >>
  • SEK Homeland Security Trains Area Responders On Structural Collapse and Rescue in Parsons

    SEK Homeland Security Trains Area Responders On Structural Collapse and Rescue in Parsons

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-03-19 21:18:25 GMT
    Those in Parsons Kansas might have noticed a large amount of First Responders rolling into town this week. Not to worry, 12-different Fire Response agencies from across the state are in town to participate in training from the Regional Homeland Security. These 28 First Responders from across the state of Kansas are gathered in an abandoned nursing home in Parsons to learn a thing or two about securing a building during a collapse. It's all apart of a week-long training by the Southeast Kansas...More >>
    Those in Parsons Kansas might have noticed a large amount of First Responders rolling into town this week. Not to worry, 12-different Fire Response agencies from across the state are in town to participate in training from the Regional Homeland Security. These 28 First Responders from across the state of Kansas are gathered in an abandoned nursing home in Parsons to learn a thing or two about securing a building during a collapse. It's all apart of a week-long training by the Southeast Kansas...More >>
  • PSU Uses Spring Break As Opportunity To Make Improvements

    PSU Uses Spring Break As Opportunity To Make Improvements

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:17:19 GMT
    While students across the Four States are happily leaving work behind for Spring Break this week, maintenance crews at Pittsburg State say they are staying busy with campus updates.More >>
    While students across the Four States are happily leaving work behind for Spring Break this week, maintenance crews at Pittsburg State say they are staying busy with campus updates.More >>
  • A Letter Creates More Controversy Surrounding A Joplin City Council Special Investigation

    A Letter Creates More Controversy Surrounding A Joplin City Council Special Investigation

    Friday, March 14 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-03-14 22:55:18 GMT
    A letter creates more controversy surrounding a Joplin City Council Special Investigation. The letter was sent by Special Investigator Thomas Loraine to the City Attorney last month, and obtained by KOAM and FOX 14 through an open records request.In the letter to City Attorney Brian Head, dated February 20th, Loraine says he "was saddened to hear that (his) my outstanding balance was not fully endorsed by at least 7 members of your council."Loraine alleges he made head aware that his investig...More >>
    A letter creates more controversy surrounding a Joplin City Council Special Investigation. The letter was sent by Special Investigator Thomas Loraine to the City Attorney last month, and obtained by KOAM and FOX 14 through an open records request.In the letter to City Attorney Brian Head, dated February 20th, Loraine says he "was saddened to hear that (his) my outstanding balance was not fully endorsed by at least 7 members of your council."Loraine alleges he made head aware that his investig...More >>
  • Four Staters React To A New Blood Test May Predict Early Alzheimer's Disease

    Four Staters React To A New Blood Test May Predict Early Alzheimer's Disease

    Thursday, March 13 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-03-13 20:55:15 GMT
    As news spreads of a blood test that can detect Alzheimer's disease in patients three-years before symptoms occur -- more families are asking where and how they can be tested. The study was published in the March issue of "Nature Medicine," and ever since Four State doctor's offices say they have been getting a lot of calls asking for more information.More >>
    As news spreads of a blood test that can detect Alzheimer's disease in patients three-years before symptoms occur -- more families are asking where and how they can be tested. The study was published in the March issue of "Nature Medicine," and ever since Four State doctor's offices say they have been getting a lot of calls asking for more information.More >>
  • Ottawa County Police Officers Teach Kids Stranger Danger Doesn't Go Far Enough

    Ottawa County Police Officers Teach Kids Stranger Danger Doesn't Go Far Enough

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-03-12 21:47:17 GMT
    Kids in Northeastern Oklahoma are learning that "Stranger Danger" doesn't go far enough. After a couple of high-profile abductions in the area, police officers across Ottawa County Oklahoma are making sure kids are equipped with tricks to get out of dangerous situations. And today the officers went to Alexander Elementary in Commerce to teach kids more about "Safe Escape."More >>
    Kids in Northeastern Oklahoma are learning that "Stranger Danger" doesn't go far enough. After a couple of high-profile abductions in the area, police officers across Ottawa County Oklahoma are making sure kids are equipped with tricks to get out of dangerous situations. And today the officers went to Alexander Elementary in Commerce to teach kids more about "Safe Escape."More >>
  • City Of Joplin Decides To Separate 20th Street Library/Theater Project

    City Of Joplin Decides To Separate 20th Street Library/Theater Project

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:10:13 GMT
    The City of Joplin plans on separating construction on the 20th Street Library and Theater project, according to it's Interim City Manager. Sam Anselm broke the news to Joplin’s City Council in a special meeting Monday night.The City had been working with master developers Wallace Bajjali to try and work both entertainment venues into one building; with the theater on top and library beneath. More >>
    The City of Joplin plans on separating construction on the 20th Street Library and Theater project, according to it's Interim City Manager. Sam Anselm broke the news to Joplin’s City Council in a special meeting Monday night.The City had been working with master developers Wallace Bajjali to try and work both entertainment venues into one building; with the theater on top and library beneath. More >>
  • MSSU Students "Crowd Fund" Online To Raise Money For A Class Trip

    MSSU Students "Crowd Fund" Online To Raise Money For A Class Trip

    Monday, March 10 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-03-10 21:30:14 GMT
    Some students at Missouri Southern hope a video will go viral -- and help fund a spring trip to the East Coast. The Political Science students are "crowd funding" online to raise money for the trip.More >>
    Some students at Missouri Southern hope a video will go viral -- and help fund a spring trip to the East Coast. The Political Science students are "crowd funding" online to raise money for the trip.More >>
  • Oklahoma Legislature Looks To Extend A Tax Incentive To Bring More Films To The State

    Oklahoma Legislature Looks To Extend A Tax Incentive To Bring More Films To The State

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:17 PM EST2014-03-07 23:17:01 GMT
    The Oklahoma House of Representatives votes to pass a tax incentive for film production in the state, after initially voting against it. The rebate aims to entice filmmakers to the state -- to help with it's image and it's economic bottom line. More >>
    The Oklahoma House of Representatives votes to pass a tax incentive for film production in the state, after initially voting against it. The rebate aims to entice filmmakers to the state -- to help with it's image and it's economic bottom line. More >>
  • A Joplin Business Goes Smoke-Free For Lent

    A Joplin Business Goes Smoke-Free For Lent

    Thursday, March 6 2014 7:20 PM EST2014-03-07 00:20:11 GMT
    Yet another Joplin business considers going smoke free. Though there is no rule requiring businesses to ban smoking, many in Joplin seem to be making the switch. And just this week another business is using the season of "Lent" as an opportunity to test the smoke-free waters. More >>
    Yet another Joplin business considers going smoke free. Though there is no rule requiring businesses to ban smoking, many in Joplin seem to be making the switch. And just this week another business is using the season of "Lent" as an opportunity to test the smoke-free waters. More >>
  • Wyandotte Plans For New Safe Room Cafeteria After Passing Bond

    Wyandotte Plans For New Safe Room Cafeteria After Passing Bond

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:45 PM EST2014-03-05 23:45:35 GMT
    Wyandotte, Oklahoma public schools prepare for a new cafeteria and community safe room after voters pass a $1.62 million dollar bond. The school bond passed by an overwhelming 88-percent.More >>
    Wyandotte, Oklahoma public schools prepare for a new cafeteria and community safe room after voters pass a $1.62 million dollar bond. The school bond passed by an overwhelming 88-percent.
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  • Neosho National Fish Hatchery Considers Adding A New Endangered Fish To Facility

    Neosho National Fish Hatchery Considers Adding A New Endangered Fish To Facility

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 6:14 PM EST2014-03-04 23:14:00 GMT
    A couple hundred "Topeka Shiners" could soon take up residence in the Four-States. Federal and State Level Officials from the Department of Conservation were in the area today, to discuss breeding the endangered fish, at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery.More >>
    A couple hundred "Topeka Shiners" could soon take up residence in the Four-States. Federal and State Level Officials from the Department of Conservation were in the area today, to discuss breeding the endangered fish, at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery.
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  • Walmart Is Currently Hiring 100 Workers For New Neighborhood Market In Joplin

    Walmart Is Currently Hiring 100 Workers For New Neighborhood Market In Joplin

    Monday, March 3 2014 5:53 PM EST2014-03-03 22:53:12 GMT
    Walmart says it's hiring 100 employees this month, for it's new Neighborhood Market off 7th Street in Joplin. More >>
    Walmart says it's hiring 100 employees this month, for it's new Neighborhood Market off 7th Street in Joplin. More >>
  • Carthage Police Take To Facebook To Shame Area Shoplifters

    Carthage Police Take To Facebook To Shame Area Shoplifters

    Friday, February 28 2014 5:37 PM EST2014-02-28 22:37:30 GMT
    Carthage Police now post photos of suspected shoplifters on Facebook in an effort to deter crime. The Department started the initiative at the beginning of the month and says shoplifting cases already appear to be down. More >>
    Carthage Police now post photos of suspected shoplifters on Facebook in an effort to deter crime. The Department started the initiative at the beginning of the month and says shoplifting cases already appear to be down. More >>
  • Miami City Council Considers Removing Several Of It's City Stop Lights

    Miami City Council Considers Removing Several Of It's City Stop Lights

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:09 PM EST2014-02-26 23:09:08 GMT
    Several stop lights in Miami, Oklahoma are unnecessary, according to a traffic light study by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. And now the Miami City Council is considering removing some of those lights permanently.More >>
    Several stop lights in Miami, Oklahoma are unnecessary, according to a traffic light study by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. And now the Miami City Council is considering removing some of those lights permanently.More >>
  • Attorney for man charged in death of Adriaunna Horton requests change of venue

    Attorney for man charged in death of Adriaunna Horton requests change of venue

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:32 PM EST2014-02-26 19:32:56 GMT
    The attorney for a southwest Missouri man accused in the strangulation death of 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton has requested a change of venue.  The court document was filed on Wednesday.More >>
    The attorney for a southwest Missouri man accused in the strangulation death of 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton has requested a change of venue.  The court document was filed on Wednesday.More >>
  • Protests In Ukraine Hit Close To Home For One Joplin Businesswoman

    Protests In Ukraine Hit Close To Home For One Joplin Businesswoman

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-02-25 22:50:06 GMT
    Conflict in Ukraine continues today as its Parliament delays the formation of a new Government from today until at least Thursday. And though the crisis might seem a world away from most of us -- one Joplin couple has close ties to the Ukrainian unrest.  More >>
    Conflict in Ukraine continues today as its Parliament delays the formation of a new Government from today until at least Thursday. And though the crisis might seem a world away from most of us -- one Joplin couple has close ties to the Ukrainian unrest.  More >>
  • The City Of Parsons, KS Addresses Traffic On Highway 59

    The City Of Parsons, KS Addresses Traffic On Highway 59

    Monday, February 24 2014 6:10 PM EST2014-02-24 23:10:52 GMT
    The City of Parsons, Kansas is looking at plans to reduce congestion on Highway-59, by creating an "Access Management Plan." The City says including turning lanes, and more exits could not only cut down on traffic, but reduce accidents and improve economic development as well.More >>
    The City of Parsons, Kansas is looking at plans to reduce congestion on Highway-59, by creating an "Access Management Plan." The City says including turning lanes, and more exits could not only cut down on traffic, but reduce accidents and improve economic development as well.More >>
  • Joplin Schools Build New Multi-Purpose Storm Shelter At Junge Stadium

    Joplin Schools Build New Multi-Purpose Storm Shelter At Junge Stadium

    Friday, February 21 2014 6:40 PM EST2014-02-21 23:40:54 GMT
    Between track, football and soccer, Joplin's Junge Stadium can see it's fair share of athletes and spectators. And now thanks to federal grant to the school district, those at the outdoor field will have shelter from the storm if severe weather ever hits. The Joplin School District is currently building a new multi-use storm shelter at Junge Stadium thanks to the $1.5 million dollar federal grant, scheduled to open May 1st. More >>
    Between track, football and soccer, Joplin's Junge Stadium can see it's fair share of athletes and spectators. And now thanks to federal grant to the school district, those at the outdoor field will have shelter from the storm if severe weather ever hits. The Joplin School District is currently building a new multi-use storm shelter at Junge Stadium thanks to the $1.5 million dollar federal grant, scheduled to open May 1st. More >>
  • Oklahoma's Lieutenant Governor Comes To NEO A&M And Talks Higher Education With Students

    Oklahoma's Lieutenant Governor Comes To NEO A&M And Talks Higher Education With Students

    Thursday, February 20 2014 5:47 PM EST2014-02-20 22:47:46 GMT
    The rising cost of higher education was on the minds of many college students today in Miami, and it even brought the Lieutenant Governor to town.More >>
    The rising cost of higher education was on the minds of many college students today in Miami, and it even brought the Lieutenant Governor to town.More >>
  • Firefighters Train to Better Find Missing Persons With Cognitive Condition In Miami, Oklahoma

    Firefighters Train to Better Find Missing Persons With Cognitive Condition In Miami, Oklahoma

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 4:59 PM EST2014-02-19 21:59:19 GMT
    The Miami, Oklahoma Fire Department today trained on searches for missing people with cognitive disorders. The session was conducted with the help of an International Non-Profit called "Project Lifesaver," and was sponsored by The Miami chapter of The Pilot Club.More >>
    The Miami, Oklahoma Fire Department today trained on searches for missing people with cognitive disorders. The session was conducted with the help of an International Non-Profit called "Project Lifesaver," and was sponsored by The Miami chapter of The Pilot Club.More >>
  • The City Of Joplin Gives FEMA Shelters New Homes

    The City Of Joplin Gives FEMA Shelters New Homes

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 6:35 PM EST2014-02-18 23:35:32 GMT
    The City of Joplin today finishes moving FEMA storm shelters to new locations on city property. 32 shelters were left after the FEMA Trailer Park closed last year, and though 17 are going to other organizations, the city is keeping 15 to make sure employees and citizens are safe when storms hit.  More >>
    The City of Joplin today finishes moving FEMA storm shelters to new locations on city property. 32 shelters were left after the FEMA Trailer Park closed last year, and though 17 are going to other organizations, the city is keeping 15 to make sure employees and citizens are safe when storms hit.  More >>
  • Joplin's House Of Bounce Is Bigger, Better, And Bouncier Than Before

    Joplin's House Of Bounce Is Bigger, Better, And Bouncier Than Before

    Monday, February 17 2014 5:12 PM EST2014-02-17 22:12:26 GMT
    Joplin's "House of Bounce" was burned down back in June, police determined arson was to blame. Seven and a half months later, the business re-opened in time to bounce for President's Day. But owners are left wondering why no one has been charged.More >>
    Joplin's "House of Bounce" was burned down back in June, police determined arson was to blame. Seven and a half months later, the business re-opened in time to bounce for President's Day. But owners are left wondering why no one has been charged.More >>
  • Walmart Proves Best Place For Love At First Sight, According To Study

    Walmart Proves Best Place For Love At First Sight, According To Study

    Friday, February 14 2014 5:30 PM EST2014-02-14 22:30:42 GMT
    For those who think work or school is the best place to meet someone, think again. A study published in "Psychology Today" says Walmart is the top place to have "love at first sight" in 15-states. Missouri was one of them, which is why we set out to find a Walmart Love Story in Joplin.More >>
    For those who think work or school is the best place to meet someone, think again. A study published in "Psychology Today" says Walmart is the top place to have "love at first sight" in 15-states. Missouri was one of them, which is why we set out to find a Walmart Love Story in Joplin.More >>
  • The Chemistry Behind Love At First Sight

    The Chemistry Behind Love At First Sight

    Thursday, February 13 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-02-13 22:25:59 GMT
    With Valentine's Day just a day away, the concept of love is on the minds of many. But have you ever wonder what exactly is going on in our brains -- when we first meet "the one"?. We sat down and spokeMore >>
    With Valentine's Day just a day away, the concept of love is on the minds of many. But have you ever wonder what exactly is going on in our brains -- when we first meet "the one"?. We sat down and spoke with a Psychiatrist to find out more about the "chemistry" behind love.More >>
  • February Marks Peak Time To See Eagles In Oklahoma

    February Marks Peak Time To See Eagles In Oklahoma

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 4:33 PM EST2014-02-12 21:33:56 GMT
    Bald eagles are the national symbol of our country, and February is the peak time to see them in the state of Oklahoma. Every winter between 700 to 1500 hundred of the iconic creatures migrate to the SoonerMore >>
    Bald eagles are the national symbol of our country, and February is the peak time to see them in the state of Oklahoma. Every winter between 700 to 1500 hundred of the iconic creatures migrate to the Sooner state.More >>
  • Joplin Sees An Increase In Stealing Running Cars Left To Warm Up

    Joplin Sees An Increase In Stealing Running Cars Left To Warm Up

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 6:33 PM EST2014-02-11 23:33:22 GMT
    Low temperatures in the Four-States are said to be the blame for a rise, in car thefts. Joplin police have now recovered three vehicles stolen after drivers left them running and unattended. It may feelMore >>
    Low temperatures in the Four-States are said to be the blame for a rise, in car thefts. Joplin police have now recovered three vehicles stolen after drivers left them running and unattended.More >>
  • Teachers Get Creative With Indoor Recess

    Teachers Get Creative With Indoor Recess

    Monday, February 10 2014 5:41 PM EST2014-02-10 22:41:37 GMT
    When snow is on the ground, and there is school in session, playing outside isn't an option for area school children. And when recess is forced inside, teachers get crafty when coming up with fun activitiesMore >>
    When snow is on the ground, and there is school in session, playing outside isn't an option for area school children. And when recess is forced inside, teachers get crafty when coming up with fun activities to keep kids active before getting cabin fever.More >>
  • Plots Of Former Southeast Kansas Town Are Up For Auction To Highest Bidder

    Plots Of Former Southeast Kansas Town Are Up For Auction To Highest Bidder

    Friday, February 7 2014 4:29 PM EST2014-02-07 21:29:03 GMT
    Starting tomorrow you will be able to own a piece of Treece, Kansas. The town was voluntarily bought out by the Environmental Protection Agency back in 2012 and now plots of it will be auctioned off toMore >>
    Starting tomorrow you will be able to own a piece of Treece, Kansas. The town was voluntarily bought out by the Environmental Protection Agency back in 2012 and now plots of it will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.More >>
  • Police In Miami, Oklahoma Utilize Social Media To Catch Criminals

    Police In Miami, Oklahoma Utilize Social Media To Catch Criminals

    Thursday, February 6 2014 5:17 PM EST2014-02-06 22:17:58 GMT
    Police in Miami, Oklahoma are asking the public for help in identifying area criminals. Nothing new. What is.. Is that they're doing so through the use of social media. "A lot of people are posting commentsMore >>
    Police in Miami, Oklahoma are asking the public for help in identifying area criminals. Nothing new. What is.. Is that they're doing so through the use of social media.More >>
  • City of Joplin releases City Manager; Mayor says the city will move forward; Master Developer stands by its work and progress made

    City of Joplin releases City Manager

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 6:44 PM EST2014-02-05 23:44:35 GMT
    "While we aren't aware of all of the issues that led to the investigations of two city council members, Wallace Bajjali stands by its work and the significant progress we've made."More >>
    "While we aren't aware of all of the issues that led to the investigations of two city council members, Wallace Bajjali stands by its work and the significant progress we've made," says David Wallace in a statement released to the media.More >>
  • Oklahoma Turnpike Authority works to keep Will Rogers Turnpike Clear

    Oklahoma Turnpike Authority works to keep Will Rogers Turnpike Clear

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 6:02 PM EST2014-02-04 23:02:01 GMT
    The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority reports no major accidents on the Will Rogers Turnpike as of Tuesday afternoon. The OTA says it has had crews working around the clock since Saturday night preparing andMore >>
    The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority reports no major accidents on the Will Rogers Turnpike as of Tuesday afternoon. The OTA says it has had crews working around the clock since Saturday night preparing and keeping roads clear.More >>
  • The City Of Joplin Is Already Preparing For Winter Mix

    The City Of Joplin Is Already Preparing For Winter Mix

    Monday, February 3 2014 5:59 PM EST2014-02-03 22:59:40 GMT
    The City of Joplin spent the day preparing for the winter weather ahead, to ensure those on the road will remain safe during morning commutes.  Long before the snow hits the ground Assistant DirectorMore >>
    The City of Joplin spent the day preparing for the winter weather ahead, to ensure those on the road will remain safe during morning commutes.More >>
  • Will's Place Celebrates Two Years Of Helping Kids Deal With Trauma

    Will's Place Celebrates Two Years Of Helping Kids Deal With Trauma

    Friday, January 31 2014 5:09 PM EST2014-01-31 22:09:29 GMT
    Will's Place in Joplin opened two years ago this week as a place for families to bring children to help deal with trauma. It was named after Will Norton, a teen who lost his life in the Joplin tornado,More >>
    Will's Place in Joplin opened two years ago this week as a place for families to bring children to help deal with trauma. It was named after Will Norton, a teen who lost his life in the Joplin tornado, Will's Place now offers more than 60-services to area kids.More >>
  • Vaping: A KOAM Special Two Part Report On Electronic Cigarettes

    Vaping: A KOAM Special Two Part Report On Electronic Cigarettes

    Thursday, January 30 2014 4:06 PM EST2014-01-30 21:06:04 GMT
    Part One:  This time last year an "electronic cigarette," or vapor shop didn't exist in Joplin. Now at least seven stores exist in the Joplin area, with more scheduled to open up soon. But without studiesMore >>
    This time last year an "electronic cigarette," or vapor shop didn't exist in Joplin. Now at least seven stores exist in the Joplin area, with more scheduled to open up soon. But without studies on long-term health effects many worry it might be too soon to tell how safe the product really is. Part two of this report looks into what alternative uses people are using the product for. More >>
  • Carl Junction Gets A New Educational Tool

    Carl Junction Gets A New Educational Tool

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 5:20 PM EST2014-01-29 22:20:54 GMT
    Soon teachers at Carl Junction High School will have to come up with a phrase other than "pencils and papers down". The school plans to give each student a laptop starting next school year, but it's teachersMore >>
    Soon teachers at Carl Junction High School will have to come up with a phrase other than "pencils and papers down". The school plans to give each student a laptop starting next school year, but it's teachers are getting an early start today.More >>
  • Laws Show Exceptions To How Close Sex Offenders Can Live To Schools

    Laws Show Exceptions To How Close Sex Offenders Can Live To Schools

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 6:55 PM EST2014-01-28 23:55:39 GMT
    Technology makes it easier to track sex offenders near your home or your child's school, but some people are surprised just where offenders are allowed to live.  "I'm concerned because there is a busMore >>
    Technology makes it easier to track sex offenders near your home or your child's school, but some people are surprised just where offenders are allowed to live.More >>
  • High divorce rates has Oklahoma looking at changes

    High divorce rates has Oklahoma looking at changes

    Monday, January 27 2014 6:33 PM EST2014-01-27 23:33:50 GMT
    Oklahoma has one of the highest divorce rates in the country, and for every 1,000 residents there are 13 divorces. In Ottawa County alone there have been eight couples file for divorce since January 1st.More >>
    Oklahoma has one of the highest divorce rates in the country, and for every 1,000 residents there are 13 divorces. In Ottawa County alone there have been eight couples file for divorce since January 1st. But the hope is to drastically change those numbers thanks in part to, of all things, a proposal.More >>
  • Four Stater Brings Home Experiences From National Digital Archive

    Four Stater Brings Home Experiences From National Digital Archive

    Friday, January 24 2014 5:08 PM EST2014-01-24 22:08:22 GMT
    Two Four-Staters spent 18 days working in the National Archive in Washington, D.C., helping to digitally preserve first hand historical documents. And one plans on using the knowledge right here at home.More >>
    Two Four-Staters spent 18 days working in the National Archive in Washington, D.C., helping to digitally preserve first hand historical documents. And one plans on using the knowledge right here at home.More >>
  • A High Speed Chase Involving A Stolen City Vehicle Ends In An Arrest in Miami

    A High Speed Chase Involving A Stolen City Vehicle Ends In An Arrest in Miami

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 5:11 PM EST2014-01-22 22:11:03 GMT
    A high speed police chase in Miami, Oklahoma ends in the arrest of a suspect. The chase involved a man in a utility vehicle he stole earlier in the morning from the city of Miami. The pursuit ended inMore >>
    A high speed police chase in Miami, Oklahoma ends in the arrest of a suspect. The chase involved a man in a utility vehicle he stole earlier in the morning from the city of Miami. The pursuit ended in a field owned by the Miami Country Club, where police caught and arrested a man for the crime.More >>
  • Miami Police Receive Three New Cars After Months Of Delays

    Miami Police Receive Three New Cars After Months Of Delays

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 5:13 PM EST2014-01-21 22:13:58 GMT
    After months of delays, the Miami Police Department today received three new police cars. Cars, Department officials say, will help with response time and help the force better serve the community. DayMore >>
    After months of delays, the Miami Police Department today received three new police cars. Cars, Department officials say, will help with response time and help the force better serve the communityMore >>
  • Oklahoma Handgun Permits Double In Past Two Years

    Oklahoma Handgun Permits Double In Past Two Years

    Monday, January 20 2014 4:48 PM EST2014-01-20 21:48:20 GMT
    More Oklahomans are certified than ever before to carry a handgun. New data released by the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation say handgun permit numbers are double what they were just two years ago.  KyleMore >>
     
    More Oklahomans are certified than ever before to carry a handgun. New data released by the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation say handgun permit numbers are double what they were just two years ago. 



     
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  • Tribal Languages Could Soon Be Taught In Oklahoma Schools

    Tribal Languages Could Soon Be Taught In Oklahoma Schools

    Friday, January 17 2014 3:32 PM EST2014-01-17 20:32:54 GMT
    Oklahoma students could soon get foreign language credits for taking American Indian Tribal languages. The change is thanks to the State's Department of Education.  "Hello is hy-ti-to right? ok, so hatitaMore >>
    Oklahoma students could soon get foreign language credits for taking American Indian Tribal languages. The change is thanks to the State's Department of Education.  "Hello is hy-ti-to right? ok, so hatitaMore >>
  • PSU Upgrades Wireless System To Keep Up With Expanding Demand

    PSU Upgrades Wireless System To Keep Up With Expanding Demand

    Monday, January 13 2014 6:31 PM EST2014-01-13 23:31:35 GMT
    As wireless devices become more and more common, so does the need for Internet usage; especially in places like Universities. PSU finished installing over 140 wireless access points to help keep up withMore >>
    As wireless devices become more and more common, so does the need for Internet usage; especially in places like Universities. PSU finished installing over 140 wireless access points to help keep up with increased demand, just in time for the Spring Semester.More >>
  • Oklahoma Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act proposal

    Oklahoma Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act proposal

    Friday, January 10 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-01-10 22:25:51 GMT
    STATE OF OKLAHOMA 2nd Session of the 54th Legislature (2014) HOUSE BILL 2351 By: Kern AS INTRODUCED An Act relating to schools; creating the Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act; prohibiting school districtsMore >>
    Students in Oklahoma may get an official "ok" from state legislatures to chew their pop tarts into the shape of a gun. A motion sparked after a seven year old in Maryland was suspended from school after he chewed a toy gun out of a breakfast pastry.
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  • Oklahoma Declares State Of Emergency Over Dwindling Propane Levels

    Oklahoma Declares State Of Emergency Over Dwindling Propane Levels

    Thursday, January 9 2014 5:38 PM EST2014-01-09 22:38:36 GMT
    This week Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a State of Emergency over propane. Propane retailers estimate winter propane sales based off of previous winters, but this winter's polar vortex through aMore >>
    This week Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a State of Emergency over dwindling propane levels. Propane retailers estimate winter propane sales based off of previous winters, but this winter's polar vortex threw a wrench in that method so to speak. And the state is now left trying to keep up with the unexpected demand.More >>
  • Theft Victims Search For Stolen Items At Jasper County Sheriff's Department

    Theft Victims Search For Stolen Items At Jasper County Sheriff's Department

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 4:50 PM EST2014-01-08 21:50:59 GMT
    Burglary victims get a chance to claim stolen goods today in Jasper County. The Jasper County Sheriff's Department opened it's doors to more than $20,000 dollars worth of stolen items to be recovered. ThisMore >>
    Burglary victims get a chance to claim stolen goods today in Jasper County. The Jasper County Sheriff's Department opened it's doors to more than $20,000 dollars worth of stolen items to be recovered.More >>
  • Snow Day Provides More Time For New Baxter Springs Middle School

    Snow Day Provides More Time For New Baxter Springs Middle School

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 5:57 PM EST2014-01-07 22:57:17 GMT
    A snow day for some means sledding or making it through the whole day without stepping out into the cold. But for faculty and staff at the new Baxter Springs Middle School, it meant an extra day to makeMore >>
    A snow day for some means sledding or making it through the whole day without stepping out into the cold. But for faculty and staff at the new Baxter Springs Middle School, it meant an extra day to make sure boxes are unpacked and all the pictures are hung just right.More >>
  • Post Officers Deliver Mail Despite Sub-Zero Temperatures

    Post Officers Deliver Mail Despite Sub-Zero Temperatures

    Monday, January 6 2014 4:49 PM EST2014-01-06 21:49:37 GMT
    "Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds".      That's the *unofficial* creed of the Post Office. And one that, with our temperaturesMore >>
     "Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds". That's the *unofficial* creed of the Post Office. And one that, with our temperatures outside, has been put to the test.More >>
  • New Year Brings Increase To Missouri Minimum Wage

    New Year Brings Increase To Missouri Minimum Wage

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 2:59 PM EST2014-01-01 19:59:36 GMT
    Minimum wage workers in Missouri will have some extra pennies to count this year.  Thanks to a 15 Cent increase in the state's minimum wage.  Whether it's bagging groceries or flipping burgers. The NewMore >>
     
    Minimum wage workers in Missouri will have some extra pennies to count this year. 
    Thanks to a 15 Cent increase in the state's minimum wage. 


     
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  • Area Emergency Rooms Prepare For New Year's Eve Binge Drinkers

    Area Emergency Rooms Prepare For New Year's Eve Binge Drinkers Drinkers

    Monday, December 30 2013 5:26 PM EST2013-12-30 22:26:33 GMT
    Area Emergency Rooms prepare for an increase of drunk patients as New Year's Eve approaches. Joplin's Mercy Emergency Room anticipates a three-fold increase in the number of patients admitted with alcoholMore >>
    Area Emergency Rooms prepare for an increase of drunk patients as New Year's Eve approaches. Joplin's Mercy Emergency Room anticipates a three-fold increase in the number of patients admitted with alcohol related problems New Year's Eve night.More >>
  • Many Four Staters Shopping Local This Holiday Season

    Many Four Staters Shopping Local This Holiday Season

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 4:28 PM EST2013-12-24 21:28:33 GMT
    Estimates put gift spending around 3 to 4 percent below what they were last year. That's according to a Gallup poll. But in Joplin, some small business owners say their holiday shopping season has beenMore >>
    Estimates put gift spending around 3 to 4 percent below what they were last year. That's according to a Gallup poll. But in Joplin, some small business owners say their Holiday shopping season has been better than ever.More >>
  • Joplin Fire Station Destroyed By Tornado, Finally Gets New Home

    Joplin Fire Station Destroyed By Tornado, Finally Get New Home

    Monday, December 23 2013 5:16 PM EST2013-12-23 22:16:14 GMT
    It may be icy out there, but it isn't stopping Joplin's Fire Station Number Four from moving into it's new $1.5 million dollar building after two and a half years in temporary housing.  All of Joplin'sMore >>
    It may be icy out there, but it isn't stopping Joplin's Fire Station number Four from moving into it's new $1.5 million dollar building after two and a half years in temporary housing.More >>
  • Kansas Universities Change Social Media Policy For Staff

    Kansas Universities Change Social Media Policy For Staff

    Thursday, December 19 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-19 22:34:36 GMT
    Faculty and staff at Kansas Universities may want to think twice before Tweeting. The Kansas Board of Regents has now updated it's social media policy, giving Kansas schools authority to discipline staffMore >>
    Faculty and staff at Kansas Universities may want to think twice before Tweeting. The Kansas Board of Regents has now updated it's social media policy, giving Kansas schools authority to discipline staff for what they put on the web.More >>
  • 13 year old Miami girl struck by car and killed

    13 year old Miami girl struck by car and killed

    Thursday, December 19 2013 3:13 PM EST2013-12-19 20:13:29 GMT
    On Wednesday, shortly after 6:00 PM, Miami Police Department responded to an auto/pedestrian accident in the 2300 block of North Main Street.More >>
    Family members say Austina Barton was crossing the street and walking with her younger cousin to buy Christmas presents when she was struck by a vehicle.More >>
  • Advocacy Program For Elderly In Long Term Care Seek Volunteers

    Advocacy Program For Elderly In Long Term Care Seek Volunteers

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 4:58 PM EST2013-12-18 21:58:54 GMT
    A National and Federal Non-Profit Organization that provides free One-on-One support to the elderly is seeking more volunteers in Southeast Kansas. Ombudsman. Julie Lloyd hadn't heard of the term either,More >>
    A National and Federal Non-Profit Organization that provides free One-on-One support to the elderly is seeking more volunteers in Southeast Kansas.More >>
  • City Of Miami Considers Relocating City Hall And Police Station

    City Of Miami Considers Relocating City Hall And Police Station

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 6:26 PM EST2013-12-17 23:26:40 GMT
    The city of Miami, Oklahoma considers ditching it's civic center for two new homes. City officials say it's current building is out of date and has expensive repairs, and is deciding if a new buildingMore >>
    The city of Miami, Oklahoma considers ditching it's civic center for two new homes. City officials say it's current building is out of date and has expensive repairs, and is deciding if a new building might be most cost effective in the long run.More >>
  • Green Town Joplin Reviews Year Of Sustainable Building To Council

    Green Town Joplin Reviews Year Of Sustainable Building To Council

    Monday, December 16 2013 6:25 PM EST2013-12-16 23:25:25 GMT
    Following a deviating tornado in Greensburg, Kansas in 2007.. "Greensburg Green Town" was established. A little more than 4-years later.. The cause came to Joplin. It's all about helping residents andMore >>
    Following a deviating tornado in Greensburg, Kansas in 2007.. "Greensburg Green Town" was established. A little more than 4-years later.. The cause came to Joplin. It's all about helping residents and businesses build sustainable and wind-resistant housing. Tonight, the group had some time in front of Joplin City Council to discuss its service to the community.More >>
  • Never before published photo from the day JFK died goes unsold in auction

    Never before published photo from the day JFK died goes unsold in auction

    Monday, December 16 2013 1:27 PM EST2013-12-16 18:27:54 GMT
    The owner of the photo was in Carl Junction on Sunday to try and sell it at auction, but no one bought the picture for the reserve amount. The bidding started at $2,000.More >>
    The owner of the photo was in Carl Junction on Sunday to try and sell it at auction, but no one bought the picture for the reserve amount. The bidding started at $2,000.More >>
  • UPDATE - Street Closure: 20th St. from Pearl Ave. to Byers Ave. in Joplin

    UPDATE - Street Closure: 20th St. from Pearl Ave. to Byers Ave. in Joplin

    Monday, December 16 2013 11:17 AM EST2013-12-16 16:17:05 GMT
    20th Street is expected to reopen this Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. Detour routes will be available.More >>
    20th Street is expected to reopen this Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. Detour routes will be available.More >>
  • Joplin's Downtown Continues To Expand South Of 7th Street

    Joplin's Downtown Continues To Expand South Of 7th Street

    Thursday, December 12 2013 4:17 PM EST2013-12-12 21:17:49 GMT
    In the last year, 11 new businesses have moved to downtown Joplin, and now even more construction is happening south of 7th Street.   "I love the downtown look and feel of any town, but especially Joplin,More >>
    In the last year, 11 new businesses have moved to downtown Joplin, and now even more construction is happening south of 7th Street.More >>
  • The Alliance Of Southwest Missouri Expands into New Downtown Joplin Home

    The Alliance Of Southwest Missouri Expands into New Downtown Joplin Home

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:23 PM EST2013-12-12 01:23:37 GMT
    A Nonprofit in Southwest Missouri gets a new home in central Joplin. The Alliance of Southwest Missouri celebrates their new home in the Greyhound building with a ribbon cutting and open house.  MikalahMore >>
    A Nonprofit in Southwest Missouri gets a new home in central Joplin. The Alliance of Southwest Missouri celebrates their new home in the Gryphon building with a ribbon cutting and open house.More >>
  • ODOT Works to Keep Road Clear During Winter Mix

    ODOT Works to Keep Road Clear During Winter Mix

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 5:05 PM EST2013-12-10 22:05:37 GMT
    It was a winter wonderland for many Four Staters on Tuesday, but those who weren't lucky enough to get a snow day had to hit Four State highways. And the area Departments for Transportation stayed busyMore >>
    It was a winter wonderland for many Four Staters on Tuesday, but those who weren't lucky enough to get a snow day had to hit Four State highways. And the area Departments for Transportation stayed busy keeping already snowy roads safe for drivers.More >>
  • Fairland Cuts Off Water In Thirty Five Percent of Homes

    Fairland Cuts Off Water In Thirty Five Percent of Homes

    Monday, December 9 2013 5:13 PM EST2013-12-09 22:13:48 GMT
    Residents in Fairland, Oklahoma are boiling after the town shuts off water to over 185 homes. The City says it started enforcing an ordinance that shuts off water to those over 20 days past due on theirMore >>
    Residents in Fairland, Oklahoma are boiling after the town shuts off water to over 185 homes. The City says it started enforcing an ordinance that shuts off water to those over 20 days past due on their bills. But residents say the City did so without any notice.More >>
  • Winter Weather Hacks: De-Icing Tips and Myths

    Winter Weather Hacks: De-Icing Tips and Myths

    Friday, December 6 2013 5:19 PM EST2013-12-06 22:19:48 GMT
    It's the first snow of the season, and the best advice is to stay off of the roads, but if you do have to get into your vehicle and onto those streets there are some homemade tips to make that drive aMore >>
    It's the first snow of the season, and the best advice is to stay off of the roads, but if you do have to get into your vehicle and onto those streets there are some homemade tips to make that drive a little easier.More >>
  • City Employees and Residents Prepare For Winter Weather In Miami

    City Employees and Residents Prepare For Winter Weather In Miami

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:42 PM EST2013-12-04 22:42:16 GMT
    As storm systems are settling in, towns and residents across the Four States are starting to prepare for the possibility of ice, sleet and snow. According to the Emergency Manager in Miami, the city hasMore >>
    With a winter storm warning for much of Northeast Oklahoma from 6AM Thursday through 6PM Friday, Miami's Public Works Department has been spending the week breaking up sand and salt and making sure all equipment is cleaned and ready to go.More >>
  • Jasper County Sheriff's Department Settles Into New Home

    Jasper County Sheriff's Department Settles Into New Home

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:08 PM EST2013-12-03 22:08:47 GMT
    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office finally finds a new home in a former Carthage bank. The Department had been planning for the remodel since the beginning of the year, and Tuesday marked the first dayMore >>
    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office finally finds a new home in a former Carthage bank. The Department had been planning for the remodel since the beginning of the year, and Tuesday marked the first day on the job in the new facility.More >>
  • Parsons Group Forms Against Possible Fluoride Repair

    Parsons Group Forms Against Possible Fluoride Repair

    Monday, December 2 2013 6:50 PM EST2013-12-02 23:50:39 GMT
    A group in Southeast Kansas wants to keep fluoride out of a town's drinking water. According to the city of Parsons, fluoride has been added to the drinking water for the last fifty odd years. But nowMore >>
    A group in Southeast Kansas wants to keep fluoride out of a town's drinking water. According to the city of Parsons, fluoride has been added to the drinking water for the last fifty odd years. But now that the fluoride had to stop being added this summer due to a problem with the pipes at the water treatment plant. A new group in town hopes to keep it's water fluoride free.More >>
  • Joplin Airport Cancels Morning Flights Due To Weather

    Joplin Airport Cancels Morning Flights Due To Weather

    Monday, November 25 2013 7:13 PM EST2013-11-26 00:13:22 GMT
    As Thanksgiving week begins many travelers were delayed Sunday, and Monday because of weather. The Joplin Airport only flies to and from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport; and on Sunday Dallas had to cancelMore >>
    As Thanksgiving week begins many travelers were delayed Sunday, and Monday because of weather. The Joplin Airport only flies to and from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport; and on Sunday Dallas had to cancel over 300 flights. With many more canceled Monday morning -- it left travelers thinking about what to do next. 



     
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  • Saturday Morning Fire Forces Family From Home In Joplin

    Saturday Morning Fire Forces Family From Home In Joplin

    Sunday, November 24 2013 8:49 PM EST2013-11-25 01:49:40 GMT
    A fire forces a family from it's home in Joplin this morning. According to the Joplin Fire Department the call for the fire came in around 7:45 Saturday morning at 1216 East Central Street. Twenty twoMore >>
    A fire forces a family from it's home in Joplin this morning. According to the Joplin Fire Department the call for the fire came in around 7:45 Saturday morning at 1216 East Central Street.More >>
  • The Lost Photos Of The Joplin Tornado Find New Home

    The Lost Photos Of The Joplin Tornado Find New Home

    Friday, November 22 2013 5:36 PM EST2013-11-22 22:36:50 GMT
    Photos rescued from the 2011 tornado now have a new home in the Joplin Museum Complex. Previously, the National Disaster Photo Rescue Group had been working out of Carthage to reunite over 700 familiesMore >>
    Photos rescued from the 2011 tornado now have a new home in the Joplin Museum Complex. Previously, the National Disaster Photo Rescue Group had been working out of Carthage to reunite over 700 families with personal photographs found among debris.More >>
  • Life in prison for Fort Scott man found guilty of murder, aggravated arson

    Life in prison for Fort Scott man found guilty of murder, aggravated arson

    Brent Bollinger of Fort Scott has been sentenced to life in prison.  Bollinger had been found guilty of felony murder, aggravated arson and aggravated child endangerment...More >>
    Brent Bollinger of Fort Scott has been sentenced to life in prison.  Bollinger had been found guilty of felony murder, aggravated arson and aggravated child endangerment, in crimes related to the 2011 death of his wife, injuries to his son, and the burning of the family's home near Fort Scott.More >>
  • Religious Targets: Special Report On The Man Behind The Plot To Bomb 48 Churches In Miami

    Religious Targets: Special Report On The Man Behind The Plot To Bomb 48 Churches In Miami

    Thursday, November 21 2013 11:30 PM EST2013-11-22 04:30:29 GMT
    Family members of the man accused of attempting to bomb 48 churches in Miami, Oklahoma last October say a religious cult is behind the plot. We'll break down the allegation...More >>
    Family members of the man accused of attempting to bomb 48 churches in Miami, Oklahoma last October say a religious cult is behind the plot. We'll break down the allegation and take a deeper look inside the case in this special report by KOAM Reporter Liz Holliday.More >>
  • USD 247 board approves recommendation to close McCune school; not final

    USD 247 board approves recommendation to close McCune school

    Thursday, November 21 2013 10:51 AM EST2013-11-21 15:51:35 GMT
    Three board members resign from the Southeast School District USD 247. Joe Ulery, Tara Underwood, Ladonna Hartman resigned Wednesday night at a special board meeting held to discuss financial troubles.More >>
    Three board members resign from the Southeast School District USD 247. Joe Ulery, Tara Underwood, Ladonna Hartman resigned Wednesday night at a special board meeting held to discuss financial troubles.More >>
  • Man accused of arson attempts at Planned Parenthood building enters not guilty plea

    Man accused of arson attempts at Planned Parenthood building enters not guilty plea

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 6:09 PM EST2013-11-19 23:09:43 GMT
    Today Jedediah Stout entered a not guilty plea for two counts of arson connected to Planned Parenthood in Joplin.More >>
    Today Jedediah Stout entered a not guilty plea for two counts of arson connected to Planned Parenthood in Joplin.  Officials say Stout admitted to investigators that he is also responsible for a fire that destroyed the Islamic Society Mosque of Joplin.More >>
  • Smallcakes Holds Sweet Fundraiser for Joplin's Shop With A Cop

    Smallcakes Holds Sweet Fundraiser for Joplin's Shop With A Cop

    Sunday, November 17 2013 8:50 PM EST2013-11-18 01:50:27 GMT
    Joplin Police are trying to raise $10,000 dollars for this year's "Shop with a Cop" program, and Smallcakes Cupcakery in Joplin lent a helping hand on Sunday.   Fifty percent of all cupcake sales fromMore >>
    Joplin Police are trying to raise $10,000 dollars for this year's "Shop with a Cop" program, and Smallcakes Cupcakery in Joplin lent a helping hand on Sunday.   Fifty percent of all cupcake sales fromMore >>
  • Early Morning Apartment Fire Injures One, And Leaves Building Uninhabitable

    Early Morning Apartment Fire Injures One, And Leaves Building Uninhabitable

    Saturday, November 16 2013 5:55 PM EST2013-11-16 22:55:34 GMT
    An early morning fire leaves one injured and a two story apartment building uninhabitable, according to the Joplin Fire Department. Fire crews responded to 103 North Wall Street in Joplin around 1:30 SaturdayMore >>
    An early morning fire leaves one injured and a two story apartment building uninhabitable, according to the Joplin Fire Department. Fire crews responded to 103 North Wall Street in Joplin around 1:30 Saturday morning.More >>
  • JHS Hosts Holiday Fair, Raises Money For Prom

    JHS Hosts Holiday Fair, Raises Money For Prom

    Saturday, November 16 2013 5:48 PM EST2013-11-16 22:48:52 GMT
    It's not even Thanksgiving, but that hasn't stopped area Holiday craft shows from selling gifts, and holiday spirit. Joplin High School had their own Holiday craft show today, with proceeds going towardMore >>
    It's not even Thanksgiving, but that hasn't stopped area Holiday craft shows from selling gifts, and holiday spirit. Joplin High School had their own Holiday craft show today, with proceeds going toward this year's prom.More >>
  • Kansas Law Requires Schools to Include Parents in Bullying Polices

    Kansas Law Requires Schools to Include Parents In Bully ing Policies

    Monday, November 11 2013 5:28 PM EST2013-11-11 22:28:56 GMT
    Parent bullies will now be held accountable thanks to a kansas law.      This is koam news at six.      The pittsburg school district will vote to include parents in it's bullying policy at it's boardMore >>
    Parent bullies will now be held accountable thanks to a Kansas law. The Pittsburg School District will vote to include parents in it's bullying policy at it's board meeting at 6 PM on Monday.
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  • Creators of Spirit Tree Start Newest Project In Joplin

    Creators of Spirit Tree Start Newest Project In Joplin

    Sunday, November 10 2013 4:30 PM EST2013-11-10 21:30:27 GMT
    Painting murals in the dead of night with a bucket of paint, back hoe and a projector. This is how members of the Tank: Public Art group spent it's Saturday night in downtown Joplin. The group says thisMore >>
     
    Painting murals in the dead of night with a bucket of paint, back hoe and a projector. This is how members of the Tank: Public Art group spent it's Saturday night in downtown Joplin.



     
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  • Chetopa Police Search For A Person Of Interest In City Hall Burglary

    Chetopa Police Search For A Person Of Interest In City Hall Burglary

    Saturday, November 9 2013 7:47 PM EST2013-11-10 00:47:08 GMT
    November 9, 2013, 6:42 PM: Chetopa Police release a press release asking for help identifying a person of interest in a Burglary and Theft that occurred at its City Hall. A safe  with an undisclosed amountMore >>
    Chetopa Police release a press release asking for help identifying a person of interest in a Burglary and Theft that occurred at its City Hall. A safe  with an undisclosed amount of money was taken, and police anyone who recognizes the person of interest to contact the Police Department. More >>
  • Safeway Bakery Bought And Expansion Likely

    Safeway Bakery Bought And Expansion Likely

    Saturday, November 9 2013 5:26 PM EST2013-11-09 22:26:09 GMT
    Annie's Incorporated is set to buy the Joplin Safeway cookie and cracker manufacturing plant for a multimillion dollar price tag, with plans to expand. According to the company's second quarter financialMore >>
    Annie's Incorporated is set to buy the Joplin Safeway cookie and cracker manufacturing plant for a multimillion dollar price tag, with plans to expand.More >>
  • Miami Police officers under investigation; Attorney says dash cam footage doesn't match police report

    Attorney says dash cam footage doesn't match police report

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 6:40 PM EST2013-11-06 23:40:09 GMT
    Dash cam video reveals the DUI arrest that led to an officer investigation in Miami, Oklahoma.   A Vinita, Oklahoma attorney says the arresting police report doesn't match...More >>
    Dash cam video reveals the DUI arrest that led to an officer investigation in Miami, Oklahoma.   A Vinita, Oklahoma attorney says the arresting police report doesn't match with dash cam footage from an Oklahoma state trooper's vehicle.More >>
  • Wyandotte Nation Breaks Ground On Seven Million Dollar Casino Expansion

    Wyandotte Nation Breaks Ground On Seven Million Dollar Casino Expansion

    Monday, November 4 2013 6:24 PM EST2013-11-04 23:24:20 GMT
    The Wyandotte Nation starts work today on a 25,000 square foot expansion to its current facility. But the seven million dollar project has nothing to do with gambling. With nine federally recognized tribesMore >>
    The Wyandotte Nation starts work today on a 25,000 square foot expansion to its current facility. But the 30 million dollar project has nothing to do with gambling.
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  • Carl Junction Post Office Sell Most Breast Cancer Research Stamps In The Nation

    Breast Cancer Research Stamps again for sale at area post offices

    Friday, November 1 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-11-01 21:38:58 GMT
    The Carl Junction, Missouri Post Office is trying to do it's part to find a cure for the breast cancer. The office has been selling "Breast Cancer Research Stamps" with 11 cents of each 55 cent stamp going to cancer research.More >>
    Carl Junction, Missouri takes home the gold for most Breast Cancer awareness stamps sold in Post Offices across the nation. CJ's Post Office sold more than $47,000 in Breast Cancer awareness stamps in the month of October.
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  • Charges filed against two suspected of robbing Miami hotel & injuring clerk with a screwdriver

    Charges filed against two suspected of robbing Miami hotel & injuring clerk with a screwdriver

    Thursday, October 31 2013 6:22 PM EDT2013-10-31 22:22:29 GMT

    A clerk for the hotel chased down the suspects and jumped into their vehicle to save the property. At that time the employee was stabbed in the leg, and the two suspects, a man and women, escaped the scene.More >>

    Chris Cox and Emily Cox are charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as grand larceny.More >>
  • Some Schools Opt Out Of Costumes On Halloween

    Some Schools Opt Out Of Costumes On Halloween

    Thursday, October 31 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-10-31 21:47:38 GMT
    Some Four State schools decide whether to let students come to class in costumes. The Joplin school district says each campus gets to decide whether students may come dressed up to school. And it saysMore >>
    Some Four State schools decide whether to let students come to class in costumes. The Joplin school district says each campus gets to decide whether students may come dressed up to school. And it says that out of 11 Elementary Schools, only two decided to opt out this year.More >>
  • Documentary On Tri-State Mining Set To Premier In Joplin

    Documentary On Tri-State Mining Set To Premier In Joplin

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 6:30 PM EDT2013-10-29 22:30:37 GMT
    A documentary entitled "Ozark Uplift" and commissioned for Ozark Public Television, to be broadcast across the US will focus on mining in the Tri-States. "It's such a dynamic part of the history and theMore >>
    A documentary entitled "Ozark Uplift" and commissioned for Ozark Public Television, to be broadcast across the US will focus on mining in the Tri-States.More >>
  • Pittsburg Partially Closes Broadway To Update Railroad Crossing

    Pittsburg Partially Closes Broadway To Update Railroad Crossing

    Friday, October 25 2013 5:25 PM EDT2013-10-25 21:25:41 GMT
    One of Pittsburg's busiest streets will be partially closed over the weekend. The railroad tracks at Broadway and Carlton will get a facelift, causing motorist to use alternative routes until Monday. HairMore >>
    One of Pittsburg's busiest streets will be partially closed over the weekend. The railroad tracks at Broadway and Carlton will get a facelift, causing motorist to use alternative routes until Monday.More >>
  • Quapaw Tribe Receives EPA Grant To Help Keep Air Safe

    Quapaw Tribe Receives EPA Grant To Help Keep Air Safe

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 6:23 PM EDT2013-10-23 22:23:04 GMT
    New monitoring equipment will give a lot of area families more precise information on air quality. We've long known that materials in chat piles can be a health hazard -- especially to kids. Now the QuapawMore >>
    New monitoring equipment will give a lot of area families more precise information on air quality. We've long known that materials in chat piles can be a health hazard -- especially to kids. Now the Quapaw Nation has learned it'll get $270,234 from the EPA to update its air quality monitoring system.More >>
  • Joplin Public Works Regroups After Summer Turmoil

    Joplin Public Works Regroups After Summer Turmoil

    Monday, October 21 2013 7:15 PM EDT2013-10-21 23:15:50 GMT
    After months of turmoil, which has included missing funds and personnel turnover, the Joplin Public Works Department is looking for a fresh start. With over 100 city employees under his wing, and threeMore >>
    After months of turmoil, which has included missing funds and personnel turnover, the Joplin Public Works Department is looking for a fresh start.More >>
  • Missouri Judges Could See Pay Hike

    Missouri Judges Could See Pay Hike

    Saturday, October 19 2013 8:26 PM EDT2013-10-20 00:26:43 GMT
    Judges in Missouri could receive a multi-million dollar pay increase if their counterparts in the federal government win a court case seeking a retroactive pay hike. The potential increase could affectMore >>
    Judges in Missouri could receive a multi-million dollar pay increase if their counterparts in the federal government win a court case seeking a retroactive pay hike.More >>
  • Kansas School Implement New Use Of Force Policy

    Kansas School Implement New Use Of Force Policy

    Friday, October 18 2013 5:37 PM EDT2013-10-18 21:37:17 GMT
    A newly-outlined physical restraint and seclusion policy at schools across Kansas has some area parents concerned. Parents in Pittsburg have received letters describing a new physical restraint policyMore >>
    A newly-outlined physical restraint and seclusion policy at schools across Kansas has some area parents concerned. Parents in Pittsburg have received letters describing a new physical restraint policy involving their kids.More >>
  • With National Monuments Open Again, Schools Begin To Plan Missed Field Trips

    With National Monuments Open Again, Schools Begin To Plan Missed Field Trips

    Thursday, October 17 2013 9:37 PM EDT2013-10-18 01:37:10 GMT
    With the partial government shutdown over, National Parks across the country are open once again for business. But what about all of those school trips that had to be canceled? "We talk about it all theMore >>
    With the partial government shutdown over, National Parks across the country are open once again for business. But what about all of those school trips that had to be canceled?More >>
  • North Miami police chief officially charged with domestic abuse

    North Miami police chief officially charged with domestic abuse

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 4:56 PM EDT2013-10-16 20:56:10 GMT
    Kevin Joe Sheppard is charged with one count of domestic abuse and one count of assault and battery after his girlfriend reported that the two had gotten into an argument and things got physical.More >>
    Kevin Joe Sheppard is charged with one count of domestic abuse and one count of assault and battery after his girlfriend reported that the two had gotten into an argument and things got physical.More >>
  • New Resources In Joplin For Caretakers Of Alzheimer's Patients

    New Resources In Joplin For Caretakers Of Alzheimer's Patients

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-10-15 21:54:36 GMT
    New options are now available in Joplin for families taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease. And with an estimated seventy percent of individuals with Alzheimer's living at home, one familyMore >>
    New options are now available in Joplin for families taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease. And with an estimated seventy percent of individuals with Alzheimer's living at home, one family says they are thankful for the resources.More >>
  • Man charged in Pittsburg fatal stabbing; $250,000 bond

    Man charged in Pittsburg fatal stabbing

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 5:42 PM EDT2013-10-15 21:42:02 GMT
    A man dies in a fatal stabbing in Pittsburg early Saturday morning. Police confirm that a stabbing took place on the 2000 block of John F. Kennedy street in Pittsburg around 4 AM Saturday morning. AccordingMore >>
    The Crawford County prosecutor's office says James Willard had first appearance in court this afternoon and a $250,000 cash/surety bond was set.  Willard has been charged with the second degree murder in the death of Arlin Lee Evans.More >>
  • The Wyandotte Nation Shows Appreciation For Veterans

    The Wyandotte Nation Shows Appreciation For Veterans

    Sunday, October 13 2013 7:40 PM EDT2013-10-13 23:40:34 GMT
    Wyandotte, Oklahoma welcomed those who have served, or are serving in the military with an old fashioned red white and blue celebration. The Wyandotte Community wanted to thank Veterans and military personnelMore >>
    Wyandotte, Oklahoma welcomed those who have served, or are serving in the military with an old fashioned red white and blue celebration. The Wyandotte Community wanted to thank Veterans and military personnel for their service by honoring them with a day at Sycamore Valley Park.More >>
  • Saturday Morning Crash Kills Neosho Teen

    Saturday Morning Crash Kills Neosho Teen

    Saturday, October 12 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-10-12 21:02:57 GMT
    PRESS RELEASE FROM THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT:   October 12, 2013 At 0602 hours the Joplin Police Department responded to a one vehicle crash around 2525 W. 20th Street. Officers arrived and foundMore >>
    PRESS RELEASE FROM THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT:   October 12, 2013 At 0602 hours the Joplin Police Department responded to a one vehicle crash around 2525 W. 20th Street. Officers arrived and foundMore >>
  • Government Shutdown Hits Local Tribes

    Government Shutdown Hits Local Tribes

    Friday, October 11 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-10-11 21:12:21 GMT
    If the partial government shutdown continues it could soon effect more than just Americans. Native Americans nationwide have already felt the effects.  The Wyandotte Nation and Eastern Shawnee TribalMore >>
    If the partial government shutdown continues it could soon effect more than just Americans. Native Americans nationwide have already felt the effects.More >>
  • Pittsburg High School Nominates Special Needs Student To Homecoming Court

    Pittsburg High School Nominates Special Needs Student To Homecoming Court

    Thursday, October 10 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-10-10 23:37:39 GMT
    A special needs student has been nominated for Homecoming King at Pittsburg High School.
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    A special needs student has been nominated for Homecoming King at Pittsburg High School.
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  • Joplin man gets life in prison for the death of his estranged wife

    Joplin man gets life in prison for the death of his estranged wife

    A Joplin woman dies today after suffering from a gunshot wound. 36 year old Monica Webb was at 1314 East 15th Street and was transported to Freeman Hospital where she died. Joplin police say 35 yearMore >>
    Rondias Webb was sentenced to second degree murder in the death of his estranged wife, Monica Webb.More >>
  • High Speed Chase Through Residential Neighborhood Concerns Miami Residents

    High Speed Chase Through Residential Neighborhood Concerns Miami Residents

    Friday, October 4 2013 6:30 PM EDT2013-10-04 22:30:22 GMT
    Neighbors speak out when a high speed chase enters their neighborhood. Some residents  in Northwest Miami, Oklahoma are still seething after police chase a suspect right through their back yards. PoliceMore >>
    Neighbors speak out when a high speed chase enters their neighborhood. Some residents  in Northwest Miami, Oklahoma are still seething after police chase a suspect right through their back yards.More >>
  • New Breast Cancer Treatment Proves Successful For One Four State Woman

    New Breast Cancer Treatment Proves Successful For One Four State Woman

    Thursday, October 3 2013 3:47 PM EDT2013-10-03 19:47:06 GMT
    The month of October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month", and good news from the FDA when it comes to a treatment. One which has been vital for a Joplin woman. "It is a miracle to go from Stage Four toMore >>
    The month of October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month", and good news from the FDA when it comes to a treatment. One which has been vital for a Joplin woman.More >>
  • Webb City Schools Help A Family Who Lost Everything in A Fire

    Webb City Schools Help A Family Who Lost Everything in A Fire

    Monday, September 30 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-09-30 20:42:01 GMT
    A community comes together to aid a family who lost everything in a Webb City house fire Sunday night. The donations come in time for the three children living in the home to have clothes on their backsMore >>
    A community comes together to aid a family who lost everything in a Webb City house fire Sunday night. The donations come in time for the three children living in the home to have clothes on their backs by the time they return to school on Tuesday.More >>
  • Authorities Confirm Pipe Bomb Found In Baxter Springs

    Authorities Confirm Pipe Bomb Found In Baxter Springs

    Sunday, September 29 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-09-29 22:31:27 GMT
    Authorities find a small pipe bomb in a vehicle near a body shop in Baxter Springs, Kansas early Sunday morning. According to the Baxter Springs Fire Chief, the bomb was located near the intersection ofMore >>
    Authorities find a small pipe bomb in a vehicle near a body shop in Baxter Springs, Kansas early Sunday morning. According to the Baxter Springs Fire Chief, the bomb was located near the intersection of Fifth and Central Avenue in the early hours of the morning.More >>
  • Housewarming ceremony held at Joplin home built in an Illinois church basement

    Housewarming ceremony held at Joplin home built in an Illinois church basement

    A youth group is building a home for a Joplin tornado victim, from the basement of their church in Elgin, Illinois. Emily Morrison lost her home in the Joplin tornado.  After issues of fraud and strugglesMore >>
    On Thursday, representatives from the First United Methodist Church of Elgin, Illinois and Rebuild Joplin hosted a housewarming ceremony for homeowner Emily Morrison.More >>
  • Volunteers Canvass Tornado Zone to See What's Left For Joplin Recovery

    Volunteers Canvass Tornado Zone to See What's Left For Joplin Recovery

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 6:35 PM EDT2013-09-25 22:35:08 GMT
    "BLACK OUT THE BLOCKS" IS A "REBUILD JOPLIN" PROGRAM.      ONE TO FURTHER THE NON-PROFITS EFFORTS IN MAKING SURE FOLKS GET BACK IN THEIR HOMES.      THIS WEEK.. THERE'S HELP FROM "FARMERS INSURANCE".More >>
    Volunteers from across the country are in town going block by block in Joplin's tornado zone to help "Rebuild Joplin" count the number of houses left for recovery. Farmers Insurance has a partnership with Rebuild Joplin, and this week it's employees are putting down the pen and paper to help Joplinites get home in the "Black Out The Blocks" event.
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  • Suspect Arrested Connected to Asphalt Paving Scam

    Suspect Arrested Connected to Asphalt Paving Scam

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 5:08 PM EDT2013-09-24 21:08:24 GMT
    A man accused of scamming residents across the Four States is caught in Jasper County. Police say the man and his crew have been going door to door pushing an asphalt scam and breaking into homes. AsphaltMore >>
    A man accused of scamming residents across the Four States is caught in Jasper County. Police say the man and his crew have been going door to door pushing an asphalt scam and breaking into homes.More >>
  • Lawsuit Alleges Empire Electric Knowingly Exposed Workers to Asbestos

    Lawsuit Alleges Empire Electric Knowingly Exposed Workers to Asbestos

    Monday, September 23 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-09-23 22:49:53 GMT
    A lawsuit alleges that Empire District Electric Company's Riverton Power Station knowingly exposed employees to asbestos and other hazardous materials.   The old coal-fired power plant in Riverton, KansasMore >>
    A lawsuit alleges that Empire District Electric Company's Riverton Power Station knowingly exposed employees to asbestos and other hazardous materials.More >>
  • Bomb Plot Suspect Prepares for Court

    Bomb Plot Suspect Prepares for Court

    Sunday, September 22 2013 8:26 PM EDT2013-09-23 00:26:38 GMT
    Trial begins Monday for the teen charged with plotting to kill classmates at a Northeast Oklahoma High School. 19 year old Sammie Eaglebear Chavez appears in Washington County court on charges surroundingMore >>
    Trial begins Monday for the teen charged with plotting to kill classmates at a Northeast Oklahoma High School. 19 year old Sammie Eaglebear Chavez appears in Washington County court on charges surrounding the shooting plot. 

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  • Man Accused of Defrauding Tornado Victims Pushes Trial Date

    Man Accused of Defrauding Tornado Victims Pushes Trial Date

    Sunday, September 22 2013 8:21 PM EDT2013-09-23 00:21:24 GMT
    A man accused of defrauding victims of the Joplin Tornado sees his trial pushed back. The trial for 66 year old Jeffrey Wolfson won't take place in October as originally scheduled. Judge Gayle Crane grantedMore >>
    A man accused of defrauding victims of the Joplin Tornado sees his trial pushed back. The trial for 66 year old Jeffrey Wolfson won't take place in October as originally scheduled. Judge Gayle Crane grantedMore >>
  • Pittsburg State Hosts Annual Family Day

    Pittsburg State Hosts Annual Family Day

    Saturday, September 21 2013 7:11 PM EDT2013-09-21 23:11:20 GMT
    It's all about the family this weekend as Pittsburg State University celebrates Family Day. The day kicked off with a "Dia De La Familia" celebration at the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in honor of HispanicMore >>
    It's all about the family this weekend as Pittsburg State University celebrates Family Day. The day kicked off with a "Dia De La Familia" celebration at the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.More >>
  • Webb City Hosts Arts in the Park

    Webb City Hosts Arts in the Park

    Saturday, September 21 2013 2:57 PM EDT2013-09-21 18:57:48 GMT
    The Webb City Farmers Market hosts its annual Arts in the Park under the pavilion at the Main Street entrance to King Jack Park. And this year many came out to the park to take advantage of the good weather,More >>
    The Webb City Farmers Market hosts its annual Arts in the Park under the pavilion at the Main Street entrance to King Jack Park. And this year many came out to the park to take advantage of the good weather, food and crafts.More >>
  • Joplin Mayor Pro Tem accuses City Manager of bully tactics; City Manager releases response

    Joplin Mayor Pro Tem accuses City Manager of using bully tactics

    Friday, September 20 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-09-20 22:21:47 GMT
    Joplin's Mayor Pro Tem Bill Scearce called a Press Conference this morning at City Hall to accuse the City Manager of being a bully - that statement is posted below.  Tonight on KOAM and Fox 14, we'llMore >>
    Joplin's Mayor Pro Tem Bill Scearce called a Press Conference this morning at City Hall to accuse the City Manager of being a bully.  Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr has released a statement as well.  Read both statements yourself.
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  • Environmental Leaders Join In Tar Creek Conference

    Environmental Leaders Join In Tar Creek Conference

    Thursday, September 19 2013 5:42 PM EDT2013-09-19 21:42:32 GMT
    It's been almost three years since the U.S. Government finished its buyout of Picher, Oklahoma and deemed the highly lead and zinc contaminated area surrounding Tar Creek -- a Super-Fund site. This weekMore >>
    It's been almost three years since the government finished its buyout of Picher, Oklahoma and deemed the highly lead and zinc contaminated area surrounding Tar Creek -- a Super-Fund site. This week environmental agency's from across the state came together to discuss the site and other environmental issues facing Oklahoma.  More >>
  • FEMA Denies McDonald County Individual Assistance After Flood

    FEMA Denies McDonald County Individual Assistance After Flood

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 6:42 PM EDT2013-09-17 22:42:01 GMT
    Flood victims in McDonald County, Missouri get news that they won't receive individual assistance from FEMA. After last month flooding, many roads were washed out and homes damaged, but FEMA says peopleMore >>
    The beginning of August was a rough time for many counties across the state, especially for those in McDonald County. The Governor applied for Federal help, but after reviewing the requests, FEMA says McDonald County will receive assistance to aid with roads and bridges, but will not offer funding to individual residents.More >>
  • NEO Norse Stars return

    NEO Norse Stars return

    Monday, September 16 2013 5:36 PM EDT2013-09-16 21:36:13 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M COLLEGE NEO Norse Stars return Miami, Oklahoma – Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 – The athletic department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) announcedMore >>
    With the start of football season, the NEO dance team broke their year long hiatus to support their school. The Norse Stars have been NEO's dance team on campus since 1951. But last season was a black out for the stars, taking a year off to drum up more interest and revitalize the team.
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  • Fairland Crime Stoppers Give First Reward to Four Young Boys

    Fairland Crime Stoppers Give First Reward to Four Young Boys

    Sep 13, 2013 03:53 PM 2013-09-16 20:49:43 GMT
    Police have investigated five business burglaries in Fairland, Oklahoma this summer, and authorities say four alert young boys might have helped to prevent a sixth.  Thanks to Cole Cawfield and his threeMore >>
    Police have investigated five business burglaries in Fairland, Oklahoma this summer, and authorities say four alert young boys might have helped to prevent a sixth.More >>
  • Woman Adopts A Baby From Her Childhood Friend

    Woman Adopts A Baby From Her Childhood Friend

    Sep 11, 2013 04:03 PM CDT2013-09-12 14:37:44 GMT
    An adoption story for the books. One Southeast Kansas woman decides to put her daughter up for adoption, and sees the child go home with her best friend from High School. Adoptive mom Krystina McnamaraMore >>
    An adoption story for the books. One Southeast Kansas woman decides to put her daughter up for adoption, and sees the child go home with her best friend from High School.More >>
  • City of Miami Tries to Lure Back Retiring Police Chief

    City of Miami Tries to Lure Back Retiring Police Chief

    Monday, September 9 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-09-09 19:58:45 GMT
    The police chief in Miami, Oklahoma is leaving his position after holding the position for two years. Miami Police Chief George Haralson says he came to the position in his hometown with an agenda andMore >>
    Back in July we reported that the Police Chief in Miami, Oklahoma would step down from his position. Now over a month later, Miami still has Police Chief George Haralson listed as the head of the department. And the city tells us, they are hoping to keep it that way.
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  • Kansas Food Stamp Requirement Changes At Month's End

    Kansas Food Stamp Requirement Changes At Month's End

    Friday, September 6 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-09-06 21:15:17 GMT
    Approximately 20,000 unemployed Kansans currently on food stamps may risk losing the benefits at the end of the month. The Kansas Department for Children and Families, or DCF, made the announcement thisMore >>
    Approximately 20,000 unemployed Kansans currently on food stamps may risk losing the benefits at the end of the month. The Kansas Department for Children and Families, or DCF, made the announcement this week.More >>
  • Fatal crash in Allen County

    Fatal crash in Allen County

    Saturday, August 31 2013 8:02 PM EDT2013-09-01 00:02:40 GMT
    Kansas Highway Patrol confirms one person has died in a car crash in Allen County, Kansas on Saturday. The wreck occurred at 12:20pm, one mile north of Moran, Kansas on Highway 59 at milepost 78.3. TheMore >>
    Kansas Highway Patrol confirms one person has died in a car crash in Allen County, Kansas on Saturday. The wreck occurred at 12:20pm, one mile north of Moran, Kansas on Highway 59 at milepost 78.3.More >>
  • Miami, Okla. mayor passes; Special meeting called for Thursday evening

    Miami, Okla. mayor passes; Special meeting called for Thursday evening

    Due to unforeseen circumstances Mayor Pro Tempore Rudy Schultz will be acting Mayor until further notice. This action is necessary due to disability...
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    Miami, Oklahoma Mayor Kent Ketcher passed away Tuesday morning.  KOAM reporter Liz Holliday spoke with family and co-workers of the Mayor about his life and legacy in Miami.

    A special meeting of the Miami City Council has been called for Thursday at 6:15 PM to be held at the Miami Civic Center.
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  • Adriaunna Horton obituary released; funeral is Wednesday

    Adriaunna Horton obituary released; funeral is Wednesday

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-08-27 14:33:24 GMT
    Hundreds of volunteers continue to search for Adriaunna Horton, 12, last seen Monday evening in Golden City, Mo.  Charges have been filed against Bobby D. Born, Jr., 34 of Lamar - bond is set at $1 million.More >>
    Adriaunna Marie Horton was born April 19, 2001, to James William Horton and Wendi Renea Jackson, in Grove, Okla. She went to meet the Lord on Aug. 19, 2013.More >>
  • Via Christi Puts New Surgery Center On Temporary Hold

    Via Christi Puts New Surgery Center On Hold

    Monday, August 26 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-08-26 22:38:03 GMT
    Via Christi Hospital temporarily halts construction on its biggest addition since 1971. The Hospital broke ground on the18 million dollar Surgery Center last November, but those driving by lately mightMore >>
    Via Christi Hospital temporarily halts construction on its biggest addition since 1971. The Hospital broke ground on the18 million dollar Surgery Center last November, but those driving by lately might have noticed a shortage of progress on the project in the last week. Via Christi says construction on the project is temporarily halted.

     

     
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  • Fern Holland Days Kick Off to Honor Local Hero

    Fern Holland Days Kick Off to Honor Local Hero

    Monday, August 19 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-08-19 21:39:09 GMT
    Miami, Oklahoma is honoring a Northeastern Oklahoma women murdered while triumphing women's rights in Iraq. Fern Holland was born in Blue Jacket, but raised in Miami Schools, and many say she holds a legacyMore >>
    Miami, Oklahoma is honoring a Northeastern Oklahoma women murdered while triumphing women's rights in Iraq. Fern Holland was born in Blue Jacket, but raised in Miami Schools, and many say she holds a legacy for both Miami, and the rest of the world.More >>
  • Bus Carry Pitt State Students Catches Fire in Arma

    Bus Carry Pitt State Students Catches Fire in Arma

    Sunday, August 18 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-08-18 21:49:31 GMT
    A bus catches fire with students from Pittsburg State aboard on Saturday. 51 passengers were inside as the bus pulled over just moments before catching fire. Footage was taken by the university videographerMore >>
    A bus catches fire with students from Pittsburg State aboard on Saturday. 51 passengers were inside as the bus pulled over just moments before catching fire. Footage was taken by the university videographer Jacob Anselmi of the incident.More >>
  • School Seeks to Prevent Bullying Through Peer Mediation

    School Seeks to Prevent Bullying Through Peer Mediation

    Friday, August 16 2013 5:42 PM EDT2013-08-16 21:42:06 GMT
    Students at Will Rogers Middle School in Miami, Oklahoma are preventing bullying through peer mediation. The new program is helping students learn how to talk issues out before things get out of hand. CarolineMore >>
    Students at Will Rogers Middle School in Miami, Oklahoma are preventing bullying through peer mediation. The new program is helping students learn how to talk issues out before things get out of hand.More >>
  • Roads Among Topics Discussed at Miami City Council Retreat

    Roads Among Topics Discussed at Miami City Council Retreat

    Thursday, August 15 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-08-15 21:14:25 GMT
    Road conditions in Miami was one of many topics discussed by it's city council today in a special two day retreat at NEO College.  Two days were set aside to discuss issues and to get updates on all cityMore >>
    Road conditions in Miami was one of many topics discussed by it's city council today in a special two day retreat at NEO College.More >>
  • PSU Students Move In As Crews Work to Finish Dellinger Hall

    PSU Students Move In As Crews Work to Finish Dellinger Hall

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 5:24 PM EDT2013-08-14 21:24:46 GMT
    As early move in starts at Pittsburg State University, construction crews are working hard to finish renovations on the school's Dellinger Hall as soon as possible. Dellinger Hall at PSU was supposedMore >>
    As early move in starts at Pittsburg State University, construction crews are working hard to finish renovations on the school's Dellinger Hall as soon as possible.More >>
  • Program Helps Homeless Find Permanent Homes

    Program Helps Homeless Find Permanent Homes

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 5:55 PM EDT2013-08-13 21:55:46 GMT
    A new program offers the chance for more of the area's homeless to get extra help to find permanent homes.  "I had hit rock bottom and didn't know where to go from that," said Chelsea, who walked intoMore >>
    A new program offers the chance for more of the area's homeless to get extra help to find permanent homes.More >>
  • Person injured at building demolition has been treated and released

    Person injured at building demolition has been treated and released

    A construction worker was injured this morning after a partial collapse of a building being demolished in the 900 block of South Main. The historic building in downtown Joplin is being demolished afterMore >>
    The Joplin Police Department says Dennis Neely, 57, was operating heavy equipment during the demolition when a wall fell on the machinery and injured him.  Neely was in the cab of the vehicle. Hospital officials say he has been treated and released.More >>
  • McDonald County Deals With Large Scale Flooding

    McDonald County Deals With Large Scale Flooding

    Thursday, August 8 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-08-08 22:27:29 GMT
    Flooded picnic tables, cabins and playground equipment at the River Ranch Resort in Noel, Missouri paints a picture of what most of Central McDonald County has been dealing with since rain started anotherMore >>
    Flooded picnic tables, cabins and playground equipment at the River Ranch Resort in Noel, Missouri paints a picture of what most of Central McDonald County has been dealing with since rain started another round of flooding early Thursday morning. Not far off fifteen campers were trapped on an island a little after midnight Thursday morning.More >>
  • Miami Community Crisis Center Currently Overflowing with Need

    Miami Community Crisis Center Currently Overflowing with Need

    Thursday, August 8 2013 10:31 AM EDT2013-08-08 14:31:37 GMT
    The Community Crisis Center in Miami, Oklahoma says the problem with domestic abuse continues to grow in the area. It says the aging center, now overflowing with need, could us a few upgrades. One womanMore >>
    The Community Crisis Center in Miami, Oklahoma says the problem with domestic abuse continues to grow in the area. It says the aging center, now overflowing with need, could us a few upgrades.More >>
  • Baxter Springs Schools Battles Weather to Make Deadline

    Baxter Springs Schools Battles Weather to Make Deadline

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-08-06 21:39:36 GMT
    Rain has caused some unanticipated delays for construction at a Southeast Kansas school as crews work against the clock. Constructions crews in Baxter Springs, Kansas are working to finish rebuilding beforeMore >>
    Rain delays construction at a Southeast Kansas school as crews work against the clock. Constructions crews in Baxter Springs, Kansas are working to finish rebuilding before the new school year starts.More >>
  • Petition out to Oust Miami Officials

    Petition out to Oust Miami Officials

    Monday, August 5 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-08-05 21:39:54 GMT
    Citizens in Miami petition to try and remove key city officials from their office. A group of fifteen notarized and signed the petition to send to the Attorney General's Office on August 2nd. Jay Calan,More >>
    Citizens in Miami petition to try and remove key city officials from their office.More >>
  • Flash flood slows, but doesn't stop Crawford County Fair

    Flash flood slows, but doesn't stop Crawford County Fair

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 4:55 PM EDT2013-07-30 20:55:35 GMT
    Residents are waking up to flooded roads throughout the Four State area. Authorities are urging drivers to use extreme caution.  Do not attempt to cross flooded roadways, even if it appears that it'sMore >>
    Many across the Four States were pelted with rain over the past 24 hours causing flooding and flash flooding in many communities. The annual Crawford County Fair in Girard, Kansas was supposed to start Tuesday night and families had already started to make preparations at the grounds when the flash flooding hit.More >>
  • Joplin girl's special connection with the late Kidd Kraddick

    Joplin girl's special connection with the late Kidd Kraddick

    Monday, July 29 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-07-29 23:22:20 GMT
    Syndicated radio host David "Kidd" Kraddick died this past weekend.  The 53 year old Dallas radio show host died at a charity golf tournament for his Kidds Kid's foundation. Last November six year oldMore >>
    Last November a six year old Joplin girl was one of 50 terminally ill children to take a trip with syndicated radio host Kidd Kraddock to Disney World. Tatum Ashford's family says while they will miss hearing his voice in the morning, he has touched the lives of many children and his legacy will live on.More >>
  • Another historic building in downtown Joplin will be demolished

    Another historic building in downtown Joplin will be demolished

    Friday, July 26 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-07-26 22:06:14 GMT
    According to the City of Joplin, when the Carl Adams building collapsed on Wednesday it left the interior wall holding up an adjoining building, leaving it unsafe.  That building will be brought down overMore >>
    According to the City of Joplin, when the Carl Adams building collapsed on Wednesday it left the interior wall holding up an adjoining building, leaving it unsafe.  That building will be brought down over the next few days.More >>
  • Ottawa County looks to replace at least four bridges

    Ottawa County looks to replace at least four bridges

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 5:17 PM EDT2013-07-24 21:17:57 GMT
    Commissioners from Ottawa County, Oklahoma discuss the final phases of five possible new bridges. One of the bridges has been closed for safety reasons for the past three years.  It's rebuilding was putMore >>
    Commissioners from Ottawa County, Oklahoma discuss the final phases of five possible new bridges. One of the bridges has been closed for safety reasons for the past three years.  It's rebuilding was put on hold due to issues of environmental impacts.  Area residents say it has been a headache trying to find alternative route.More >>
  • Grant money available to help downtown Pittsburg businesses

    Grant money available to help downtown Pittsburg businesses

    Tuesday, July 23 2013 7:13 PM EDT2013-07-23 23:13:55 GMT
    City commissioners in Pittsburg are set to approve $50,000 in grants to offer downtown businesses a chance for a facelift. Phil Minton has owned Jock's Nitch in downtown Pittsburg since 2001.  He nowMore >>
    City commissioners in Pittsburg have approved $50,000 in grants to offer downtown businesses a chance for a facelift.  There are around 100 businesses downtown within a block of Broadway east and west, and the city says they are all eligible to apply for the help.More >>
  • PSU closes tennis courts; PHS tennis team to make changes

    PSU closes tennis courts; PHS tennis team to make changes

    Friday, July 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-07-19 21:33:01 GMT
    Tennis lovers in Pittsburg may be left waiting for time on the court as Pittsburg State University announces it will close its tennis courts.  The school says the decision has always been a part of theMore >>
    Tennis lovers in Pittsburg may be left waiting for time on the court as Pittsburg State University announces it will close its tennis courts.  The school says the decision has always been a part of the construction plans for the $33 million Fine Arts Center.More >>
  • Former prisoner of war tells her story at Mount Vernon veterans home

    Former prisoner of war tells her story at Mount Vernon veterans home

    Thursday, July 18 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-07-18 22:28:46 GMT
    A former prisoner of war from Boliver, Missouri shared her story of survival on Thursday at the Missouri Veterans home in Mount Vernon. "For 25 years I tried to forget my upbringing in a prison camp,More >>
    A former prisoner of war from Boliver, Missouri shared her story of survival on Thursday at the Missouri Veterans home in Mount Vernon. Living in the Philippines, Georgia Payne was 12 years old when her family received a knock on the door from the Japanese military.More >>
  • Oklahoma residents have a little more time to seek help from FEMA

    Oklahoma residents have a little more time to seek help from FEMA

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-07-17 21:47:44 GMT
    Those Oklahomans still looking for help from FEMA after May and June storms will have more time to apply.  The deadline was the end of this week but citizens who sustained damage will now have until AugustMore >>
    Those Oklahomans still looking for help from FEMA after May and June storms will have more time to apply.  The deadline was the end of this week but citizens who sustained damage will now have until August 19 to apply, and it doesn't only apply to those uninsured.More >>
  • County swaps property with rancher in Ottawa County

    County swaps property with rancher in Ottawa County

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 7:32 PM EDT2013-07-16 23:32:08 GMT
    Ottawa County will soon get a nature walking trail thanks to a land swap with a resident. The new nature reserve will be south of Miami and commissioners say it will also mean a new boat ramp for paddle-fishersMore >>
    Ottawa County will soon get a nature walking trail thanks to a land swap with a resident.

    The new nature reserve will be south of Miami and commissioners say it will also mean a new boat ramp for paddle-fishers in the county.

    At one time David Payne managed 47 properties on the land south of Miami, but after a flood in 2007 the whole area was declared uninhabitable.  Soon the county bought out houses around him, leaving a checkerboard pattern.
    More >>
  • Completion of land transfer announced; to save 100+ jobs at Parsons ammunition plant

    Completion of land transfer announced; to save 100+ jobs at Parsons ammunition plant

    Employees at the Day & Zimmerman Ammunition Plant near Parsons, Kansas says they are at risk of closing down, which could leave 150 locals without jobs. Tonya Hudson works two jobs, one as a care giver,More >>
    Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction & engineering, staffing, and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, today announced the completion of a land transfer with the U.S. Army, which included a portion of land from the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, to D&Z in Parsons, Kansas.More >>
  • Wyandotte Nation breaks ground on new community center

    Wyandotte Nation breaks ground on new community center

    Friday, July 12 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-07-12 22:43:03 GMT
    The Wyandotte Nation broke ground on a $1.2 million community center on Friday. Wyandotte Nation Chief Billy Friend says the project has been in the work for two years and that funding comes from an $800,000More >>
    The Wyandotte Nation broke ground on a $1.2 million community center on Friday. Wyandotte Nation Chief Billy Friend says the project has been in the work for two years and that funding comes from an $800,000 federal grant with the Nation paying the rest.More >>
  • Annual city managers conference underway in Miami, Oklahoma

    Annual city managers conference underway in Miami, Oklahoma

    Thursday, July 11 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-07-11 20:33:38 GMT
    City managers from across the state of Oklahoma have gathered in Miami this week for an annual conference. Teeing off with fellow city managers is just one of the benefits of attending the City Manager'sMore >>
    Around 75 city managers from throughout Oklahoma have gathered in Miami for an annual conference.  Participants discuss a variety of topics, from employee engagement to changes in the legislature, but for many we spoke with networking is the key reason for the event - to meet and learn from peers across the state.More >>
  • Academic summer camp in Joplin celebrates 20 years

    Academic summer camp in Joplin celebrates 20 years

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 3:51 PM EDT2013-07-10 19:51:13 GMT
    An academic summer camp in Joplin celebrates 20 years at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School.  The school says the camp is just as important to have kids exercise their minds as their bodies this summer. AnnaMore >>
    Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School says the Summer Discovery Academy allows kids to exercise their minds in addition to their bodies during the summer.More >>
  • Two month kayaking adventure ends in Ottawa County, Oklahoma

    Two month kayaking adventure ends in Ottawa County, Oklahoma

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-07-09 22:31:27 GMT
    A Four State native raises money for military morale, welfare and recreation from the seat of a kayak in one man's journey to ReDiscover America.   On Tuesday, Will Hembree of Seneca, Missouri ended aMore >>
    On Tuesday, Will Hembree of Seneca, Missouri ended a two month kayaking journey that began in New York and ended at Twin Bridges Park in Ottawa County, Oklahoma.More >>
  • History Channel reality show to feature a Four State business

    History Channel reality show to feature a Four State business

    Monday, July 8 2013 6:35 PM EDT2013-07-08 22:35:43 GMT
    On Monday at 9 p.m. the History Channel will air a show entitled "God, Guns and Automobiles", which features a man and auto dealership in Butler, Missouri. Seven years ago Mark Muller moved to ButlerMore >>
    Premiering tonight (Monday) at 9 p.m. the History Channel will air a show entitled "God, Guns and Automobiles", which features a man and auto dealership in Butler, Missouri.More >>
  • Babies, dogs and fireworks at Pittsburg's Lincoln Park

    Babies, dogs and fireworks at Pittsburg's Lincoln Park

    Thursday, July 4 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-07-04 22:38:30 GMT
    The Pittsburg 4th of July celebration has been going on all day at Lincoln Park.  One of the many events this year is the annual baby contest. Around 80 babies ranging from six months to two years participated. ThereMore >>
    One of the many events this year is the annual baby contest.  Around 80 babies ranging from six months to two years participated.  There was no dress code for the competition but many came decked out in our nations colors.  Trophies were given to the first, second and third place cuties in each age group.More >>
  • Compliance check reveals many McDonald County stores are selling alcohol to minors

    Compliance check reveals many McDonald County stores are selling alcohol to minors

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-07-03 22:45:57 GMT
    For the first time in a few years the McDonald County Sheriff's Office sent teens to area liquor stores to see who could walk out with beer.  Authorities say they were surprised to see just how many areaMore >>
    Seven out of 17 stores involved in the sting sold to minors.  McDonald County Sheriff Mike Hall is most distressed about the store clerks who did check ID's and sold the teens beer anyway.More >>
  • Agency that helps Crawford County families is forced to shut its doors

    Agency that helps Crawford County families is forced to shut its doors

    Friday, June 28 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-28 22:28:42 GMT
    The Healthy Families Program can no longer stay open due to a loss of funding.  Healthy Families came to Crawford County back in 2009 at the request of stakeholders due to high rates of child abuse andMore >>
    The program seeks to help parents give their children the right start to life, starting from pregnancy to the first three months, through their children's first three to five years. Beginning Friday the program will no longer be able to help area families.More >>
  • Grove man gets 38 years for murder of his wife

    Grove man gets 38 years for murder of his wife

    Authorities investigate a double shooting in Grove, Oklahoma. A woman is dead and the man who police say shot her is recovering in a Joplin hospital. It happened just before 7 p.m. on Thursday. TheMore >>
    A Grove, Oklahoma man is sentenced for murder in a double shooting incident. Doyle Handle plead guilty to first degree murder in the death of his wife, Dena Davenport.  He will serve more than 38 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.More >>
  • Newton County chief deputy coroner passes away

    Newton County chief deputy coroner passes away

    Thursday, June 27 2013 5:22 PM EDT2013-06-27 21:22:49 GMT
    The chief deputy coroner for Newton County died on Wednesday.  Lee Ireland, 62, is believed to have died from a heart attack. Reporter Liz Holliday will have more on Ireland's passing this evening onMore >>
    Newton County deputy coroner Lee Ireland, 62, died Wednesday of a massive heart attack and his team mourns the loss of a colleague while at the same time try to figure out how to divide his work load.More >>
  • Stolen medical wheelchair returned to Neosho family

    Stolen medical wheelchair returned to Neosho family

    A family in Neosho, Missouri could use your help in recovering an item that's essential to their way of life.  A medical wheelchair was stolen from their front lawn and police think it might have beenMore >>
    A medical wheelchair stolen from a Neosho, Missouri family has been returned.  Leatta Workman has informed us that that it was on their porch this morning.More >>
  • Parsons meat market hopes to attract tourists after upcoming expansion

    Parsons meat market hopes to attract tourists after upcoming expansion

    June 24, 2013 07:01 PM 2013-06-25 17:16:34 GMT
    A business in Parsons, Kansas is expanding with hopes of becoming a tourist destination off of the highway. Cory Steeves has owned Timber Creek Meats, a meat market and processing plant in Parsons sinceMore >>
    Cory Steeves has owned Timber Creek Meats, a meat market and processing plant in Parsons since 2006. He says he now plans to expand his store in Parsons to attract not just meat lovers, but tourists as well.More >>
  • Demolition begins at Vinita Service Plaza on I-44

    Demolition begins at Vinita Service Plaza on I-44

    A historic roadside attraction off of the Will Roger's Turnpike has multi-million dollar renovations ahead.  The McDonald's Service Plaza in Vinita was built in 1957 and was one of the first of its kind. It'sMore >>
    Crews began demolition of the Interstate 44 service plaza at Vinita, Oklahoma Tuesday morning. A new $14 million facility, paid for with Oklahoma toll money, will host a McDonalds and Subway, visitor's center, wifi-café and new convenience stores.More >>
  • Another Miami casino holds grand opening

    Another Miami casino holds grand opening

    Friday, June 21 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-06-21 20:20:23 GMT
    Another casino makes its way to the Four States.  The Miami Tribe kicked off the grand opening of the Prairie Sun Casino on Friday at noon. Though it might not include a hotel and massive scale of otherMore >>
    With 13 casinos in a 30 mile radius of Miami, Oklahoma, the area Chamber of Commerce says opening and running your own casino in this competitive market is all about finding your own niche. The Miami Tribe's Prairie Sun Casino believes it's found one.More >>
  • Cyclists begin journey from Joplin to New Orleans

    Cyclists begin journey from Joplin to New Orleans

    Thursday, June 20 2013 5:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 21:20:39 GMT
    Some Four Staters embark on an 800 mile bike ride for an amazing cause:  JOMONOLA. That story this evening on KOAM News and Fox 14 News at 9.More >>
    With a goal to raise $150,000 for survivors of Hurricane Katrina, the Joplin tornado, and Hurricane Sandy, 30 cyclists from across the nation gathered in Joplin on Thursday to start the 10 day, 800 mile ride to New Orleans.More >>
  • Chain pharmacy closings prompt new locally owned stores to open

    Chain pharmacy closings prompt new locally owned stores to open

    Thursday, June 20 2013 5:08 PM EDT2013-06-20 21:08:10 GMT
    Former employees of area pharmacies have opened up their own locally owned drug stores after a Walgreens buyout forced them to close their doors.  Around 140 pharmacies owned by USA Drug were bought outMore >>
    Former employees of area pharmacies have opened up their own locally owned drug stores after a Walgreens buyout forced them to close their doors.  Around 140 pharmacies owned by USA Drug were bought out last year by Walgreens and many closed their doors. Two pharmacies, Express RX in Carthage, Missouri and Express RX in Miami,Oklahoma have been open for about a month...More >>
  • Australian aerospace company to bring jobs to northeast Oklahoma

    Australian aerospace company to bring jobs to northeast Oklahoma

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:15:58 GMT
    An Australian based aerospace engineering firm chooses Grove, Oklahoma for its U.S. expansion. The vice president of Pride Plating, Marty Bunch, says his firm has been quietly working with AustralianMore >>
    The vice president of Pride Plating says his firm has been quietly working with Australian aerospace company Ferra, planning the move to Grove for more than two years.  He says the two companies will now join together to work on Ferra's contract to make parts for 65 aircraft and create 20 new jobs.More >>
  • Job fair in Pittsburg attracts job seekers

    Job fair in Pittsburg attracts job seekers

    Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:18:34 GMT
    The City of Pittsburg holds a job fair after Via Christi laid of hundreds of people statewide earlier this month.  Via Christi cut 28 jobs in Pittsburg and the city says it was a large driving factor behindMore >>
    The City of Pittsburg holds a job fair after Via Christi laid of hundreds of people statewide earlier this month.  Via Christi cut 28 jobs in Pittsburg and the city says it was a large driving factor behind setting up a job fair to keep those workers and others employed in Crawford County.More >>
  • Audit raises accountability questions over Coleman Theater in Miami

    Audit raises accountability questions over Coleman Theater in Miami

    Monday, June 17 2013 7:14 PM EDT2013-06-17 23:14:49 GMT
    A state audit raises questions on how a major Miami, Oklahoma attraction is run.  Currently the Coleman Theater is operated by the Miami Downtown Redevelopment Authority (MDRA).  But a recent audit saysMore >>
    A state audit raises questions on how a major Miami, Oklahoma attraction is run.  Currently the Coleman Theater is operated by the Miami Downtown Redevelopment Authority (MDRA).  But a recent audit says there isn't enough cross checks between it and the city.More >>
  • Weather Whiplash hits the Four States

    Weather Whiplash hits the Four States

    Friday, June 14 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-06-14 22:21:28 GMT
    Weather whiplash—it's a new term coined by a Midwest meteorologist to describe when one extreme weather replaces another. Farmers are dealing with these weather conditions from droughts to flooding andMore >>
    Weather whiplash—it's a new term coined by a Midwest meteorologist to describe when one extreme weather replaces another. Farmers are dealing with these weather conditions from droughts to flooding and its is making corn planting difficult.More >>
  • Police find possible links in SW Missouri car dealership break ins

    Police find possible links in SW Missouri car dealership break ins

    Thursday, June 13 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-13 22:41:59 GMT
    Police piece together similarities between a recent rash of break ins in Southwest Missouri. All of the break ins include burglaries at car dealerships -- possibly over a wide geographical area. And evenMore >>
    Police piece together similarities between a recent rash of break ins in Southwest Missouri. All of the break ins include burglaries at car dealerships -- possibly over a wide geographical area. And even the Missouri Auto Dealers Association is sending out warnings reminding car dealerships to be on high alert for break ins.More >>
  • WWII bomber on display in Joplin; flights available

    WWII bomber on display in Joplin; flights available

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 4:43 PM EDT2013-06-12 20:43:10 GMT
    A World War II B-17 bomber plane makes its way to Joplin to offer a living piece of history to veterans and history buffs alike. Pilot Mel Tiensvold says the Sentimental Journey is one of about sevenMore >>
    A World War II B-17 bomber plane makes its way to Joplin to offer a living piece of history to veterans and history buffs alike. The pilot says the Sentimental Journey is one of about seven World War II B-17 planes still flying the skies.  It holds 13 guns and can carry 48,000 pounds of bombs but now serves as a flying museum.More >>
  • No more public storm shelters in Oswego, Kansas

    No more public storm shelters in Oswego, Kansas

    Tuesday, June 11 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-06-11 20:02:00 GMT
    The city council in Oswego, Kansas votes to keep areas previously designated as storm shelters closed to the public, saying safety is an issue and they provide a false sense of security. Citizens are upset,More >>
    The city council in Oswego, Kansas votes to keep areas previously designated as storm shelters closed to the public, saying safety is an issue and they provide a false sense of security. Citizens are upset, but the mayor says with no tax dollars paid to the city to provide such services there are no plans to add a community shelter at this time.More >>
  • Plumbers say a backup pump will cost you now, but could save you much more later

    Plumbers say a backup pump will cost you now, but could save you much more later

    Friday, May 31 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-31 21:04:09 GMT
    Many older structures around the Four States may be noticing some wet cellars or basements after recent rains in our area.  Area plumbers say when this happens it's best to call in the professionals. BudgetMore >>
    Many older structures around the Four States may be noticing some wet cellars or basements after recent rains in our area.  Area plumbers say when this happens it's best to call in the professionals.More >>
  • Candlelight service scheduled for Sunday for Webb City boy found dead

    Candlelight service scheduled for Sunday for Webb City boy found dead

    Thursday, May 30 2013 6:12 PM EDT2013-05-30 22:12:57 GMT
    Authorities are searching for a missing child in Webb City. Police say Fred "Freddie" Williams, 13, went missing yesterday afternoon when he walked away from his home in the 1000 block of Mineral.More >>
    "The Williams family would like to thank the community and law enforcement who helped in the searched for their son... This Sunday they invite the community to Webb City High School stadium parking lot for candlelight service at 7pm for Freddie."More >>
  • Paraplegic and former drug addict rolling across the U.S. is in the Four States

    Paraplegic and former drug addict rolling across the U.S. is in the Four States

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-29 23:24:02 GMT
    A paraplegic and former drug addict rolling across the United States is in the Four States. Gabriel Cordell is the first person to make the 3,300 mile journey using only an unmodified wheel chair. NotMore >>
    Gabriel Cordell is the first person to make the 3,300 mile journey using only an unmodified wheel chair. Not only is he raising awareness for the YMCA, who he credits with his sobriety, but to anyone who has ever been told they can't complete something.More >>
  • Tips to prevent theft during summer trips and vacations

    Tips to prevent theft during summer trips and vacations

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-28 22:10:49 GMT
    Summertime means family vacations and day trips around the Four States, but police say that can mean an increase in burglaries and theft. The Pittsburg Police Department says it sometimes gets multipleMore >>
    Summertime means family vacations and day trips around the Four States, but police say that can mean an increase in burglaries and theft. The Pittsburg Police Department says it sometimes gets multiple break-ins during a single night in the summer.More >>
  • 3,000 flags available free of charge for families at Joplin cemeteries

    3,000 flags available free of charge for families at Joplin cemeteries

    Monday, May 27 2013 5:27 PM EDT2013-05-27 21:27:25 GMT
    Over 3,000 flags lay at all of Joplin's cemeteries free of charge for families wishing to leave one on a veterans grave. The flags are left thanks to American Legion Post 13, which takes donations forMore >>
    Over 3,000 flags lay at all of Joplin's cemeteries free of charge for families wishing to leave one on a veterans grave. The flags are left thanks to American Legion Post 13, which takes donations for the flags, only to buy more for the next year.More >>
  • National Missing Children's Day

    National Missing Children's Day

    May 25, 2013 05:39 PM 2013-05-27 18:49:30 GMT
    According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, about 800,000 U.S. children go missing every day. Today marks National Missing Children's Day to try and bring awareness to what isMore >>
    According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, about 800,000 U.S. children go missing every year. Today marks National Missing Children's Day to try and bring awareness to what is going on and how to keep our kids safe.More >>
  • Pittsburg Karate Tournament

    Pittsburg Karate Tournament

    Saturday, May 25 2013 4:26 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:26:36 GMT
    The 5th annual Open Karate Tournament brings in about a hundred fighters to Pittsburg, from all across the four states. Fighters from the pee-wee division to 45 and up spent the day competing with theirMore >>
    The 5th annual Open Karate Tournament brings in about a hundred fighters to Pittsburg, from all across the four states. More >>
  • Boat renters can expect high gas prices this weekend on the lake's as well

    Boat renters can expect high gas prices this weekend on the lake's as well

    Friday, May 24 2013 5:42 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:42:51 GMT
    Four State residents are filling up their gas tanks as they hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend, and many of them heading to the lake are fueling up on more than their car. Cheyenne Howard is aMore >>
    Four State residents are filling up their gas tanks as they hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend, and many of them heading to the lake are fueling up on more than their car.More >>
  • Miami residents will face citations-fines if they don't maintain their yard

    Miami residents will face citations-fines if they don't maintain their yard

    Thursday, May 23 2013 4:53 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:53:15 GMT
    Soon residents in Miami, Oklahoma will face court appearances for letting trash, grass and weeds get away from them thanks to a new city ordinance. Starting July 1, Miami residents will be expected toMore >>
    Starting July 1, Miami residents will be expected to keep up with their yards or face some pretty harsh realities.  Residents who receive a citation will be required to show up in court, resulting in a fine as low as $0 and as high as $750 per day, depending on the situation.More >>
  • Remembering Lantz Hare

    Remembering Lantz Hare

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:57 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:57:25 GMT
    161 lives were lost during the Joplin tornado.  One family today honored their son, 16-year-old, Lantz Hare, who lost his life at 20th and Wisconsin. Lantz was in his mother's vehicle at the Dillon'sMore >>
    Friends and family gather on the two year anniversary of the tornado to look back on the life of 16 year old Lantz Hare.More >>
  • Storm leaves property damage in Ottawa County

    Storm leaves property damage in Ottawa County

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:45:25 GMT
    Residents in Ottawa County, Oklahoma pick up the pieces after trained spotters report a tornado touching down Monday evening. According to the National Weather Service trained spotters reported a tornadoMore >>
    According to the National Weather Service trained spotters reported a tornado at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, located about eight miles south of Quapaw, Oklahoma.  NWS says the report is preliminary until surveyors assess the damage to determine the strength and path.More >>
  • New law eliminates confusion of jurisdiction on Oklahoma tribal land

    New law eliminates confusion of jurisdiction on Oklahoma tribal land

    Friday, May 17 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:49:01 GMT
    A new law in Oklahoma gives tribal officers more power when dealing with non-Indian members on their land. A lot of people don't know that without an agreement with the state, tribal law enforcement doMore >>
    A new law expands jurisdiction and gives the title of Peace Officers to all tribal law enforcement in Oklahoma.  The law gives authority to tribal officers in the state to enforce state law on their tribal land that is in trust.  Previously when dealing with non-tribal offenders, tribal police had to wait for state law enforcement to make arrests.More >>
  • No power, no server, shutting down NEO campus

    No power, no server, shutting down NEO campus

    Statement from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College: NEO A&M College is currently experiencing unexpected power outages. These outages have interrupted services in a number of areas, including all campusMore >>
    Though the outage only affected the NEO A&M administrative building, the campus server is at a stand still until power is restored, meaning the book store, business office, admissions and even the library can not operate, leaving students looking to register for summer classes out of luck.More >>
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