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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-10

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-10

    Monday, December 10 2018 7:21 AM EST2018-12-10 12:21:07 GMT

    Some citizens in Redfield, Kansas consider moving after the city passes an ordinance many find unaffordable.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Some citizens in Redfield, Kansas consider moving after the city passes an ordinance many find unaffordable.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Undercliff Restaurant reopens for business

    Undercliff Restaurant reopens for business

    Sunday, December 9 2018 9:52 PM EST2018-12-10 02:52:07 GMT

    On Sunday the Undercliff  bar and grill held a grand opening.

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    On Sunday the Undercliff  bar and grill held a grand opening.

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  • Citizens Express Concern in Redfield

    Citizens Express Concern in Redfield

    Sunday, December 9 2018 9:25 PM EST2018-12-10 02:25:00 GMT
    Rex Moore originally moved to Redfield to be closer to his wife's family and thought it would be a good place to live. "It was a nice town and everybody was friendly. You walk down the street, everybody waves at you," said Moore. After just two years, Moore is ready to leave. "Our house is almost paid off and we're already thinking about just going ahead in April, turning around and selling it and just moving out of town," explained Moore. ...More >>
    Rex Moore originally moved to Redfield to be closer to his wife's family and thought it would be a good place to live. "It was a nice town and everybody was friendly. You walk down the street, everybody waves at you," said Moore. After just two years, Moore is ready to leave. "Our house is almost paid off and we're already thinking about just going ahead in April, turning around and selling it and just moving out of town," explained Moore. ...More >>
  • Jack Overman, PSU's biggest fan, dies at 100 years old

    Jack Overman, PSU's biggest fan, dies at 100 years old

    Saturday, December 8 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-12-09 04:56:41 GMT

    Pittsburg State University's  number one fan has passed away. Jack Overman died Saturday at the age of 100. 

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    Pittsburg State University's  number one fan has passed away. Jack Overman died Saturday at the age of 100. 

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  • Uranus Mo newspaper closing

    Uranus Mo newspaper closing

    Saturday, December 8 2018 8:30 PM EST2018-12-09 01:30:53 GMT

    The Uranus Examiner, after just publishing five editions since opening in September, is closing.

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    The Uranus Examiner, after just publishing five editions since opening in September, is closing.

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  • Food Basket Brigade community collection day gathers volunteers

    Food Basket Brigade community collection day gathers volunteers

    Saturday, December 8 2018 7:21 PM EST2018-12-09 00:21:51 GMT
    Volunteers help gather donations that will impact hundreds of families during the holidays.  The Newton County Food Basket Brigade held their community wide pick up today. Local organizations that have been collecting food donations brought them to the Newton County Fairgrounds.  From there, volunteers help sort and get donations ready to be given to almost *900* families next weekend.  It's a big day that couldn't happen without volunteers.  Terry Cook, ...More >>
    Volunteers help gather donations that will impact hundreds of families during the holidays.  The Newton County Food Basket Brigade held their community wide pick up today. Local organizations that have been collecting food donations brought them to the Newton County Fairgrounds.  From there, volunteers help sort and get donations ready to be given to almost *900* families next weekend.  It's a big day that couldn't happen without volunteers.  Terry Cook, ...More >>
  • Webb City Farmers Markets fundraiser helps people with food insecurity

    Webb City Farmers Markets fundraiser helps people with food insecurity

    Saturday, December 8 2018 7:08 PM EST2018-12-09 00:08:56 GMT
    A new fundraiser at the Webb City Farmers Market aims to help families with food insecurities.  The "Warm Bowls, Warm Homes" fundraiser aims to raise money for the farmers market's WIC coupon program.  For 15-dollars, you can buy a handmade bowl, and either keep it empty.. or get it with soup or pasta from a local vendor.  All the proceeds go to the program, which gives families on WIC ten dollars a week in coupons for fresh fruits and vegeta...More >>
    A new fundraiser at the Webb City Farmers Market aims to help families with food insecurities.  The "Warm Bowls, Warm Homes" fundraiser aims to raise money for the farmers market's WIC coupon program.  For 15-dollars, you can buy a handmade bowl, and either keep it empty.. or get it with soup or pasta from a local vendor.  All the proceeds go to the program, which gives families on WIC ten dollars a week in coupons for fresh fruits and vegeta...More >>
  • Joplin and Seneca Police Team Up to Make Christmas Merrier for Kids

    Joplin and Seneca Police Team Up to Make Christmas Merrier for Kids

    Saturday, December 8 2018 5:02 PM EST2018-12-08 22:02:32 GMT

    Jessica Rhine is shopping with her three nieces, and Officer Josh Fort with the Seneca Police Department is helping.

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    Jessica Rhine is shopping with her three nieces, and Officer Josh Fort with the Seneca Police Department is helping.

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  • Heart attack survivor shares her story to raise awareness

    Heart attack survivor shares her story to raise awareness

    Friday, December 7 2018 6:54 PM EST2018-12-07 23:54:06 GMT
    Heart disease prevention was the topic of an annual event today in Joplin. The American Heart Association held their fourth annual "Go Red for Women" luncheon.  The event features testimony from people impacted by heart disease, a heart healthy lunch and a silent auction. The main purpose of the event is to spread awareness of heart disease. Kayla Moore, American Heart Association:"We invite women and men out in the community to join us to help fight heart dise...More >>
    Heart disease prevention was the topic of an annual event today in Joplin. The American Heart Association held their fourth annual "Go Red for Women" luncheon.  The event features testimony from people impacted by heart disease, a heart healthy lunch and a silent auction. The main purpose of the event is to spread awareness of heart disease. Kayla Moore, American Heart Association:"We invite women and men out in the community to join us to help fight heart dise...More >>
  • Doctors Discuss Future of Medical Marijuana in Missouri

    Doctors Discuss Future of Medical Marijuana in Missouri

    Friday, December 7 2018 6:36 PM EST2018-12-07 23:36:33 GMT
    Missouri's new medical marijuana law has officially taken effect, meaning doctors can now legally discuss medical marijuana with patients without the risk of losing their license, but this doesn't mean people will be able to legally smoke marijuana right away. Retired cardiologist, Paul Callicoat keeps himself busy, advocating medical marijuana with hopes of growing it in the near future with his son. "Amendment 2 was written such that it provides a good platform to get int...More >>
    Missouri's new medical marijuana law has officially taken effect, meaning doctors can now legally discuss medical marijuana with patients without the risk of losing their license, but this doesn't mean people will be able to legally smoke marijuana right away. Retired cardiologist, Paul Callicoat keeps himself busy, advocating medical marijuana with hopes of growing it in the near future with his son. "Amendment 2 was written such that it provides a good platform to get int...More >>
  • One Person Killed after Crane Collapse

    One Person Killed after Crane Collapse

    One Person Killed after Crane Collapse

    Friday, December 7 2018 4:34 PM EST2018-12-07 21:34:09 GMT

    A man is killed after a crane collapse in Wilson County, Kansas. According to Wilson County Sheriff Pete Figgin, deputies were called Friday morning about possible on site work related accident.  

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    A man is killed after a crane collapse in Wilson County, Kansas. According to Wilson County Sheriff Pete Figgin, deputies were called Friday morning about possible on site work related accident.  

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  • Joplin police investigate child abuse incident

    Joplin police investigate child abuse incident

    Friday, December 7 2018 4:12 PM EST2018-12-07 21:12:32 GMT
    Adam J. DuncanAdam J. Duncan

    Joplin, Missouri police are searching for 28-year-old Adam J. Duncan in connection to a child abuse case. 

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    Joplin, Missouri police are searching for 28-year-old Adam J. Duncan in connection to a child abuse case. 

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  • Crash claims life of a southwest Missouri man

    Crash claims life of a southwest Missouri man

    Friday, December 7 2018 12:39 PM EST2018-12-07 17:39:21 GMT

    A Mount Vernon resident dies after a two-vehicle crash in Lawrence County, Missouri. 

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    A Mount Vernon resident dies after a two-vehicle crash in Lawrence County, Missouri. 

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-7

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-7

    Friday, December 7 2018 8:51 AM EST2018-12-07 13:51:45 GMT

    Authorities now say Wednesday night's house fire in Joplin is considered incendiary and is under investigation by the Joplin Police Department.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Authorities now say Wednesday night's house fire in Joplin is considered incendiary and is under investigation by the Joplin Police Department.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • "Christmas Box Angel" Brings Comfort to Mourning Parents

    "Christmas Box Angel" Brings Comfort to Mourning Parents

    Thursday, December 6 2018 10:23 PM EST2018-12-07 03:23:16 GMT
    As Regina Lawrence holds her lit candle, she is filled with a sense of loss. "My son died last year, in February of a sudden heart attack. He was only 38 years old," said Lawrence, a mother in Miami, Oklahoma. It was one of the hardest events she'd ever had to go through. "It's the worst pain. I thought losing my mother was bad, but losing my child, and he was a twin, is one of the worst things I've ever been through," said Lawrence. Now, though, Lawren...More >>
    As Regina Lawrence holds her lit candle, she is filled with a sense of loss. "My son died last year, in February of a sudden heart attack. He was only 38 years old," said Lawrence, a mother in Miami, Oklahoma. It was one of the hardest events she'd ever had to go through. "It's the worst pain. I thought losing my mother was bad, but losing my child, and he was a twin, is one of the worst things I've ever been through," said Lawrence. Now, though, Lawren...More >>
  • NEO honors students & food service fight hunger

    NEO honors students & food service fight hunger

    Thursday, December 6 2018 6:51 PM EST2018-12-06 23:51:02 GMT

    Sodexo and students presented checks for Miami  Bright Futures back pack food. 

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    Sodexo and students presented checks for Miami  Bright Futures back pack food. 

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  • One arrested after drug bust at Sigma Chi Fraternity in Pittsburg

    One arrested after drug bust at Sigma Chi Fraternity in Pittsburg

    Thursday, December 6 2018 6:31 PM EST2018-12-06 23:31:10 GMT

    Authorities in Pittsburg execute a search warrant pertained to the distribution of illegal drugs out of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1714 S. Broadway St. 

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    Authorities in Pittsburg execute a search warrant pertained to the distribution of illegal drugs out of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1714 S. Broadway St. 

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  • Agreement reached for Bourbon County ambulance service

    Agreement reached for Bourbon County ambulance service

    Thursday, December 6 2018 6:16 PM EST2018-12-06 23:16:56 GMT

    Officials in Bourbon County, Kansas have completed a plan for a county ambulance service. The Bourbon County commission has signed an agreement with the Fort Scott Fire Department to take over ambulance services after Mercy's contract ends on March 31-st. 

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    Officials in Bourbon County, Kansas have completed a plan for a county ambulance service. The Bourbon County commission has signed an agreement with the Fort Scott Fire Department to take over ambulance services after Mercy's contract ends on March 31-st. 

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  • Infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar recalled

    Infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar recalled

    Thursday, December 6 2018 11:14 AM EST2018-12-06 16:14:34 GMT
    PrNewsfoto/Tris Pharma, Inc.PrNewsfoto/Tris Pharma, Inc.

    A recall has been issued for infant ibuprofen sold by CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart, Tris Pharma said this week. 

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    A recall has been issued for infant ibuprofen sold by CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart, Tris Pharma said this week. 

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-6

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-6

    Thursday, December 6 2018 10:15 AM EST2018-12-06 15:15:45 GMT

    A fire in the North Heights neighborhood in Joplin sends one person to the hospital.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    A fire in the North Heights neighborhood in Joplin sends one person to the hospital.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Fire In North Heights Neighborhood In Joplin

    Fire In North Heights Neighborhood In Joplin

    Wednesday, December 5 2018 10:04 PM EST2018-12-06 03:04:12 GMT
    Developing news out of the North Heights Neighborhood in Joplin a fire sending one person to the hospital.  Fire officials responded to this home at 301 South Pearl just before 7:00 this evening.  There were heavy flames showing when fire officials arrived on scene. A person was transported by EMS to a local hospital with burns to their face and hands.  Officials at the scene did not know the severity of the person's injuries.  The cause of the fire is un...More >>
    Developing news out of the North Heights Neighborhood in Joplin a fire sending one person to the hospital.  Fire officials responded to this home at 301 South Pearl just before 7:00 this evening.  There were heavy flames showing when fire officials arrived on scene. A person was transported by EMS to a local hospital with burns to their face and hands.  Officials at the scene did not know the severity of the person's injuries.  The cause of the fire is un...More >>
  • Four states residents remember President George H. W. Bush

    Wednesday, December 5 2018 8:35 PM EST2018-12-06 01:35:03 GMT
    Residents in the four states watched President George H. W. Bush's funeral today, and remembered the legacy of the 41st President.  One of which.. had the privilege of meeting the president on more than a few occasions. Chatters in Pittsburg is where Maureen Huerter and her friends gathered to watch the funeral service for former President Bush. Maureen Huerter, Pittsburg Resident:"I think it's been wonderful. Very dignified, just the right amount of humor to ke...More >>
    Residents in the four states watched President George H. W. Bush's funeral today, and remembered the legacy of the 41st President.  One of which.. had the privilege of meeting the president on more than a few occasions. Chatters in Pittsburg is where Maureen Huerter and her friends gathered to watch the funeral service for former President Bush. Maureen Huerter, Pittsburg Resident:"I think it's been wonderful. Very dignified, just the right amount of humor to ke...More >>
  • Ozark Center Outpatient Mental Health Programs Under One Roof

    Ozark Center Outpatient Mental Health Programs Under One Roof

    Wednesday, December 5 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-12-05 23:24:01 GMT

     A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for the new location of the Ozark Center Community Care Program. Outpatient programs for mental health clients and those with co-occurring addictions.

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     A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for the new location of the Ozark Center Community Care Program. Outpatient programs for mental health clients and those with co-occurring addictions.

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  • Joplin police arrest Louisiana murder suspect

    Joplin police arrest Louisiana murder suspect

    Wednesday, December 5 2018 5:33 PM EST2018-12-05 22:33:42 GMT
    Markeivion HillMarkeivion Hill

    Louisiana police ask Joplin Police for help to find 17-year-old Markeivion R. Hill. Louisiana police say Hill is charged with shooting and killing another male in Monroe on November 24th, 2018 and was supposed to be in Joplin.

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    Louisiana police ask Joplin Police for help to find 17-year-old Markeivion R. Hill. Louisiana police say Hill is charged with shooting and killing another male in Monroe on November 24th, 2018 and was supposed to be in Joplin.

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  • Online Presentation of KOAM News at Noon (12/5/18)

    Online Presentation of KOAM News at Noon (12/5/18)

    Wednesday, December 5 2018 1:30 PM EST2018-12-05 18:30:08 GMT

    With with this morning's coverage of the funeral of President George H.W. Bush continuing on CBS, we bring you this online presentation of the KOAM News at Noon. The U.S. Marshall Service says the convicted murderer who escaped from a county jail in Oklahoma is back behind bars. Officers arrested 34-year-old Patrick Walker in St. Louis, Missouri on Dec. 4th, 2018. He had escaped from the Payne County, Okla. jail last week when he impersonated another inmate who was being release...

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    With with this morning's coverage of the funeral of President George H.W. Bush continuing on CBS, we bring you this online presentation of the KOAM News at Noon. The U.S. Marshall Service says the convicted murderer who escaped from a county jail in Oklahoma is back behind bars. Officers arrested 34-year-old Patrick Walker in St. Louis, Missouri on Dec. 4th, 2018. He had escaped from the Payne County, Okla. jail last week when he impersonated another inmate who was being release...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-5

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-5

    Wednesday, December 5 2018 7:22 AM EST2018-12-05 12:22:47 GMT

    The U.S. Marshall service says the convicted murderer who escaped from a county jail in Oklahoma is back behind bars.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    The U.S. Marshall service says the convicted murderer who escaped from a county jail in Oklahoma is back behind bars.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Work Planned For Joplin's Memorial Education Center

    Work Planned For Joplin's Memorial Education Center

    Tuesday, December 4 2018 10:08 PM EST2018-12-05 03:08:00 GMT
        The Memorial Education Center in Joplin currently houses administrative offices and some school services, but it's about to take on a new role.     Over the past 100 years, the Memorial Education Center has worn many hats.  As a high school, a junior college, a junior high, a middle school, a temporary high school, and now, the administrative offices for the district.     That 100 years of history is key the building's future. Dr. Kerry Sac...More >>
        The Memorial Education Center in Joplin currently houses administrative offices and some school services, but it's about to take on a new role.     Over the past 100 years, the Memorial Education Center has worn many hats.  As a high school, a junior college, a junior high, a middle school, a temporary high school, and now, the administrative offices for the district.     That 100 years of history is key the building's future. Dr. Kerry Sac...More >>
  • Pittsburg Library Kicks off Holidays

    Pittsburg Library Kicks off Holidays

    Tuesday, December 4 2018 9:15 PM EST2018-12-05 02:15:59 GMT
    They held their annual coffee and carols celebration to usher in the holiday season.  Plenty of cookies and caroling, as well as a lot of holiday spirit. Ten themed Christmas trees were unveiled.. with themes from Charlotte's Web to Harry Potter and Willy Wonka.  A lot of which were a hit with the kids. Tom Bolding, Pittsburg Resident: "They love the trees.They really enjoyed walking around and looking at them, and the different themes. They really liked that. To ha...More >>
    They held their annual coffee and carols celebration to usher in the holiday season.  Plenty of cookies and caroling, as well as a lot of holiday spirit. Ten themed Christmas trees were unveiled.. with themes from Charlotte's Web to Harry Potter and Willy Wonka.  A lot of which were a hit with the kids. Tom Bolding, Pittsburg Resident: "They love the trees.They really enjoyed walking around and looking at them, and the different themes. They really liked that. To ha...More >>
  • Crowder College Recognized for Use of Clean Energy

    Crowder College Recognized for Use of Clean Energy

    Tuesday, December 4 2018 8:59 PM EST2018-12-05 01:59:49 GMT
    Some big news for Crowder College today. The "Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology Center (MARET Center)" on campus was awarded "LEED platinum status" from the "U.S. Green Building Council."  The award was given to recognize the center as a "green building," since it creates 55-percent of the energy it requires to run on its own-- and as a unique space for laboratory learning. Melissa Oats, MARET Center Director...More >>
    Some big news for Crowder College today. The "Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology Center (MARET Center)" on campus was awarded "LEED platinum status" from the "U.S. Green Building Council."  The award was given to recognize the center as a "green building," since it creates 55-percent of the energy it requires to run on its own-- and as a unique space for laboratory learning. Melissa Oats, MARET Center Director...More >>
  • Celebrating Safe Routes to Schools

    Celebrating Safe Routes to Schools

    Tuesday, December 4 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-12-05 00:59:22 GMT

    "As everybody knows, a school system is in the business of educating young minds, but our first priority is actually the safety of our students and their families," said Pittsburg schools Superintendent Rich Proffitt. 

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    "As everybody knows, a school system is in the business of educating young minds, but our first priority is actually the safety of our students and their families," said Pittsburg schools Superintendent Rich Proffitt. 

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-4

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-4

    Tuesday, December 4 2018 6:18 AM EST2018-12-04 11:18:22 GMT

    The killer of a Joplin woman will spend the rest of his life in prison.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    The killer of a Joplin woman will spend the rest of his life in prison.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • New Radios for Parsons Police and Fire

    New Radios for Parsons Police and Fire

    Monday, December 3 2018 9:47 PM EST2018-12-04 02:47:34 GMT

    New radios are on the way for the men and women who protect the people of Parsons, Kansas. The Parsons City Commission unanimously approved the purchase and replacement of the handheld radios used by Parsons police and fire. 

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    New radios are on the way for the men and women who protect the people of Parsons, Kansas. The Parsons City Commission unanimously approved the purchase and replacement of the handheld radios used by Parsons police and fire. 

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  • MSSU Remembers George H. W. Bush

    MSSU Remembers George H. W. Bush

    Monday, December 3 2018 7:18 PM EST2018-12-04 00:18:53 GMT

    Bush Senior first visited the campus in 1988 as a vice president running for office. But his visit to the oval in September of 1992 marked the first visit of a president to Missouri Southern. As Judy Stiles looks over photos from Bush Senior's presidential visit to Joplin, she can't help but reminisce. "Definitely was a big event, I remember the preparation was a quick turnaround, I think they announced early in the week he was coming and then he came and it was a big event...

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    Bush Senior first visited the campus in 1988 as a vice president running for office. But his visit to the oval in September of 1992 marked the first visit of a president to Missouri Southern. As Judy Stiles looks over photos from Bush Senior's presidential visit to Joplin, she can't help but reminisce. "Definitely was a big event, I remember the preparation was a quick turnaround, I think they announced early in the week he was coming and then he came and it was a big event...

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  • Life sentence given in Joplin murder case

    Life sentence given in Joplin murder case

    Monday, December 3 2018 3:13 PM EST2018-12-03 20:13:25 GMT
    James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)
    James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)

    A judge gives James Henneha life in prison without the possibility of parole. On November 15th, 2018, a jury found James Henneha guilty of first degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford. 

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    A judge gives James Henneha life in prison without the possibility of parole. On November 15th, 2018, a jury found James Henneha guilty of first degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford. 

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  • Joplin police release details of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian

    Joplin police release details of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian

    Monday, December 3 2018 2:57 PM EST2018-12-03 19:57:18 GMT

    Joplin police release details of a fatal vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that happened on November 30th.

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    Joplin police release details of a fatal vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that happened on November 30th.

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  • Quapaw Nation chosen as casino operator in Arkansas

    Quapaw Nation chosen as casino operator in Arkansas

    Monday, December 3 2018 2:13 PM EST2018-12-03 19:13:41 GMT
    Local leaders in Jefferson County, Ark. and Pine Bluff, Ark. have chosen Downstream Development Authority as their casino authority. Amendment 100 of the Arkansas Constitution protects local control and provides that local leaders can select, through a letter of support, who applies for a casino license in their community. John Berrey, chairman of Downstream and the Quapaw Nation, announced today that Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington and Jefferson County Judge Booker Clemons have ...More >>
    Local leaders in Jefferson County, Ark. and Pine Bluff, Ark. have chosen Downstream Development Authority as their casino authority. Amendment 100 of the Arkansas Constitution protects local control and provides that local leaders can select, through a letter of support, who applies for a casino license in their community. John Berrey, chairman of Downstream and the Quapaw Nation, announced today that Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington and Jefferson County Judge Booker Clemons have ...More >>
  • A Swingin' Little Christmas Takes Stage at JLT This Week

    A Swingin' Little Christmas Takes Stage at JLT This Week

    Monday, December 3 2018 12:46 AM EST2018-12-03 05:46:03 GMT

    Christmas goes retro at Joplin Little Theatre this week with A Swingin' Little Christmas.    A review of holiday songs  set in a 1940's,1950's motif  and style, the show include all time favorites and some new ones.

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    Christmas goes retro at Joplin Little Theatre this week with A Swingin' Little Christmas.    A review of holiday songs  set in a 1940's,1950's motif  and style, the show include all time favorites and some new ones.

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  • Body of Transient Found at Truck Stop

    Body of Transient Found at Truck Stop

    Sunday, December 2 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-12-03 03:44:07 GMT

    A man's body  was discovered at a Joplin truck stop between a tractor trailer's wheels and the curb.  

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    A man's body  was discovered at a Joplin truck stop between a tractor trailer's wheels and the curb.  

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  • Lion's Club Hosts Carl Junction Parade

    Lion's Club Hosts Carl Junction Parade

    Sunday, December 2 2018 6:28 PM EST2018-12-02 23:28:07 GMT
    Dozens of floats and cars made their way down Main Street as children snatched up candy and waved to Santa Claus. Carl Junction's choir and marching band provided music throughout the event. This year's parade was hosted by the Lion's Club and an event official hopes this brings greater awareness to what the service organization does. "We provide glasses for kids that need it and older people also, but we concentrate on young people because they can't learn in school if ...More >>
    Dozens of floats and cars made their way down Main Street as children snatched up candy and waved to Santa Claus. Carl Junction's choir and marching band provided music throughout the event. This year's parade was hosted by the Lion's Club and an event official hopes this brings greater awareness to what the service organization does. "We provide glasses for kids that need it and older people also, but we concentrate on young people because they can't learn in school if ...More >>
  • Santa Cares: Sensory-Friendly Photo Experience Welcomes Children with Special Needs

    Santa Cares: Sensory-Friendly Photo Experience Welcomes Children with Special Needs

    Sunday, December 2 2018 5:43 PM EST2018-12-02 22:43:26 GMT

    As Heather Latimer places her 6-year-old son, Landon, next to Santa, she feels a sense of gratitude. "You know, he doesn't get to come to the mall because there's just so many people, and you know, it just really bothers him. So it's really nice to be able to come right now where it's all just nice and calm and he can just feel comfortable being himself," explained Latimer, a mother from Goodman, Missouri. Latimer explains that experiences like this for her family are ...

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    As Heather Latimer places her 6-year-old son, Landon, next to Santa, she feels a sense of gratitude. "You know, he doesn't get to come to the mall because there's just so many people, and you know, it just really bothers him. So it's really nice to be able to come right now where it's all just nice and calm and he can just feel comfortable being himself," explained Latimer, a mother from Goodman, Missouri. Latimer explains that experiences like this for her family are ...

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  • Storm Damage Near Girard

    Storm Damage Near Girard

    Saturday, December 1 2018 10:24 PM EST2018-12-02 03:24:20 GMT
    In Crawford County, a report of damage near Girard.  This is video from around DeLang seed just west of Girard on K-47.     As you can see a couple of silos were destroyed there's also roof damage to a couple of their buildings.  One building's roof was nearly completely removed.  Meteorologist Nick Kelly spoke with the national weather service, at this time, this damage is not being attributed to a tornado but instead to severe winds in last night's stor...More >>
    In Crawford County, a report of damage near Girard.  This is video from around DeLang seed just west of Girard on K-47.     As you can see a couple of silos were destroyed there's also roof damage to a couple of their buildings.  One building's roof was nearly completely removed.  Meteorologist Nick Kelly spoke with the national weather service, at this time, this damage is not being attributed to a tornado but instead to severe winds in last night's stor...More >>
  • One Joplin Advocacy Workshop Helps Citizens Improve Neighborhoods

    One Joplin Advocacy Workshop Helps Citizens Improve Neighborhoods

    Saturday, December 1 2018 7:43 PM EST2018-12-02 00:43:32 GMT

    Ann Leach loves living in Murphysburg, but she also seems room for improvement in her neighborhood. 

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    Ann Leach loves living in Murphysburg, but she also seems room for improvement in her neighborhood. 

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  • 4th Annual Holiday Tea Features Heartland Opera Theatre

    4th Annual Holiday Tea Features Heartland Opera Theatre

    Saturday, December 1 2018 6:37 PM EST2018-12-01 23:37:43 GMT

    Post art library hosted its fourth annual holiday tea with a musical performance from Heartland Opera Theatre. 

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    Post art library hosted its fourth annual holiday tea with a musical performance from Heartland Opera Theatre. 

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  • Local Artist Prepares for Final Open House

    Local Artist Prepares for Final Open House

    Saturday, December 1 2018 5:06 PM EST2018-12-01 22:06:42 GMT
    A local artist that's been featured on CNN, the NBC Nightly News, and sold pieces across the nation is holding her final open house this weekend, marking the end of a chapter in her life. Linda Lindquist Baldwin has been creating "Belsnickles" -- papier-mâché Santa Clause figurines -- for more than 30 years. Linda Lindquist Baldwin, Belsnickle Creator:"I was a single mother, almost 40, working two jobs with developmentally disabled adu...More >>
    A local artist that's been featured on CNN, the NBC Nightly News, and sold pieces across the nation is holding her final open house this weekend, marking the end of a chapter in her life. Linda Lindquist Baldwin has been creating "Belsnickles" -- papier-mâché Santa Clause figurines -- for more than 30 years. Linda Lindquist Baldwin, Belsnickle Creator:"I was a single mother, almost 40, working two jobs with developmentally disabled adu...More >>
  • Connect To Culture Seeks Funding Deadline Extension

    Connect To Culture Seeks Funding Deadline Extension

    Friday, November 30 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-12-01 02:23:41 GMT
        We've brought you the stories on Connect to Culture and their plans for the Cornell Arts and Entertainment Complex in downtown Joplin.  They're close to their fund raising goal, but, they need a little more time.  Connect to Culture announced a bold plan last year to build a new arts and entertainment complex on the parking lot of Memorial Hall. Emily Frankoski, Connect 2 Culture: "The community has really rallied behind the idea of this in downt...More >>
        We've brought you the stories on Connect to Culture and their plans for the Cornell Arts and Entertainment Complex in downtown Joplin.  They're close to their fund raising goal, but, they need a little more time.  Connect to Culture announced a bold plan last year to build a new arts and entertainment complex on the parking lot of Memorial Hall. Emily Frankoski, Connect 2 Culture: "The community has really rallied behind the idea of this in downt...More >>
  • Kansas City Chiefs Release Kareem Hunt

    Friday, November 30 2018 9:01 PM EST2018-12-01 02:01:26 GMT
    The Kansas City Chiefs announced via Twitter on November 30th, that they are releasing star running back Kareem Hunt. The news comes after a video surfaced of Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a hotel hallway.  Prior to the announcement, the NFL had placed Hunt on the commissioner's exempt list, which prevented him from playing in games or practicing with the team. More >>
    The Kansas City Chiefs announced via Twitter on November 30th, that they are releasing star running back Kareem Hunt. The news comes after a video surfaced of Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a hotel hallway.  Prior to the announcement, the NFL had placed Hunt on the commissioner's exempt list, which prevented him from playing in games or practicing with the team. More >>
  • Update: Missouri American Water Releases Maps of Proposed Water Reservoir Project

    Update: Missouri American Water Releases Maps of Proposed Water Reservoir Project

    Friday, November 30 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-12-01 00:35:50 GMT

    Missouri American Water is seeking a solution to secure their water supply as surrounding communities like Joplin continue to grow. Currently, 85% of the company's water supply comes from Shoal Creek, but that supply is volatile. In the last few years, Missouri American Water says homeowners have had their wells go dry. Now, landowners in Newton County are being propositioned with letters seeking a buyout of land or property that would fall into one of two potential sites for a wat...

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    Missouri American Water is seeking a solution to secure their water supply as surrounding communities like Joplin continue to grow. Currently, 85% of the company's water supply comes from Shoal Creek, but that supply is volatile. In the last few years, Missouri American Water says homeowners have had their wells go dry. Now, landowners in Newton County are being propositioned with letters seeking a buyout of land or property that would fall into one of two potential sites for a wat...

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  • Grant gives Carthage Language Teachers new teaching Strategies

    Grant gives Carthage Language Teachers new teaching Strategies

    Friday, November 30 2018 7:25 PM EST2018-12-01 00:25:48 GMT
    New courses have been created in Missouri for educators who teach English as a second language.  One district that's taking advantage of the new courses is the Carthage R-9 district.  Gretel Schmidt is a 1st grade teacher in Carthage who teaches duel language classes, something that can be tough when she gets a brand new student. Gretel Schmidt, 1st Grade Teacher:"It's really hard, especially at the beginning of the year when a student is brand new to your class...More >>
    New courses have been created in Missouri for educators who teach English as a second language.  One district that's taking advantage of the new courses is the Carthage R-9 district.  Gretel Schmidt is a 1st grade teacher in Carthage who teaches duel language classes, something that can be tough when she gets a brand new student. Gretel Schmidt, 1st Grade Teacher:"It's really hard, especially at the beginning of the year when a student is brand new to your class...More >>
  • New Business Revealed in Carthage

    New Business Revealed in Carthage

    Friday, November 30 2018 7:14 PM EST2018-12-01 00:14:31 GMT
    A new and unique business is coming to Carthage, Missouri. The Tin Cup Bistro will be opening at 2300 Grand Avenue.. and is made entirely out of shipping containers.  The menu includes coffee.. cappuccino and other drinks, and breakfast and lunch options.  It will also feature a dining area that seats around 12, seating in front of the restaurant, and a drive through. The new bistro is owned by Justin and Jane Holzwarth, who are also the owners of J-Builders, a cons...More >>
    A new and unique business is coming to Carthage, Missouri. The Tin Cup Bistro will be opening at 2300 Grand Avenue.. and is made entirely out of shipping containers.  The menu includes coffee.. cappuccino and other drinks, and breakfast and lunch options.  It will also feature a dining area that seats around 12, seating in front of the restaurant, and a drive through. The new bistro is owned by Justin and Jane Holzwarth, who are also the owners of J-Builders, a cons...More >>
  • Overshadowed by Opioids, Meth Addiction is on the Rise

    Overshadowed by Opioids, Meth Addiction is on the Rise

    Friday, November 30 2018 7:02 PM EST2018-12-01 00:02:24 GMT
    Christine Huff is no stranger to the court room, as she's battled drug addiction from an early age. "I started using fentanyl whenever I was 14 and then it just doesn't seem like it could get worse than that, but it did. By the age of 25, there was nothing that I hadn't done," said Huff, a recovered addict in Neosho. Meth, though, was one of Huff's worst addictions and she was arrested more than once for drug possession and paraphernalia. "I lost my son, I...More >>
    Christine Huff is no stranger to the court room, as she's battled drug addiction from an early age. "I started using fentanyl whenever I was 14 and then it just doesn't seem like it could get worse than that, but it did. By the age of 25, there was nothing that I hadn't done," said Huff, a recovered addict in Neosho. Meth, though, was one of Huff's worst addictions and she was arrested more than once for drug possession and paraphernalia. "I lost my son, I...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-30

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-30

    Friday, November 30 2018 8:32 AM EST2018-11-30 13:32:05 GMT

    An Arkansas woman enters a plea deal in connection to the 2016 murder of a Pittsburg, Kansas man.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    An Arkansas woman enters a plea deal in connection to the 2016 murder of a Pittsburg, Kansas man.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Potential Water Reservoir Worries Newton County Farmers

    Potential Water Reservoir Worries Newton County Farmers

    Friday, November 30 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-11-30 20:49:16 GMT

    Jon Henson is like a lot of farmers in Newton County, raising cattle across his 280 acres of land, but now he's worried about losing it all. "There's not property in the area that you can just go out and buy a couple hundred acres and just start again. It's a pretty tough deal," said Henson. Henson is one of nearly 200 landowners who have received a letter proposing the sale of their property for a water reservoir, but many aren't willing to sell. "A lot of the...

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    Jon Henson is like a lot of farmers in Newton County, raising cattle across his 280 acres of land, but now he's worried about losing it all. "There's not property in the area that you can just go out and buy a couple hundred acres and just start again. It's a pretty tough deal," said Henson. Henson is one of nearly 200 landowners who have received a letter proposing the sale of their property for a water reservoir, but many aren't willing to sell. "A lot of the...

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  • Protect Packages from Theft: Ship to Store Not Porch

    Protect Packages from Theft: Ship to Store Not Porch

    Thursday, November 29 2018 6:57 PM EST2018-11-29 23:57:44 GMT

     A partnership between FedEx and Walgreens could help keep your packages safe. 

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     A partnership between FedEx and Walgreens could help keep your packages safe. 

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  • Neosho Ordinance looks to penalize Business that sell alcohol to Minors

    Neosho Ordinance looks to penalize Business that sell alcohol to Minors

    Thursday, November 29 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-11-29 22:37:57 GMT

    A new ordinance in Neosho could revoke liquor licenses for businesses that sell alcohol to minors.  The ordinance outlines penalties that a business would face if a clerk is caught selling alcohol to minors during police compliance checks.  The penalties increase in severity each time the business fails a check, and can result in a license being suspended for up to a year.  The first time a business fails a check, they would receive a warning. If they fail ...

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    A new ordinance in Neosho could revoke liquor licenses for businesses that sell alcohol to minors.  The ordinance outlines penalties that a business would face if a clerk is caught selling alcohol to minors during police compliance checks.  The penalties increase in severity each time the business fails a check, and can result in a license being suspended for up to a year.  The first time a business fails a check, they would receive a warning. If they fail ...

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  • Joplin Chamber announces new President

    Joplin Chamber announces new President

    Thursday, November 29 2018 5:17 PM EST2018-11-29 22:17:03 GMT

    New leadership for the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce has been selected. Toby Teeter will start as the new chamber president on December 10-th.  Teeter is a Joplin native who has experience as an attorney and lobbyist in Jefferson City, and as a business owner.  Teeter says a big part of his vision for the chamber is to find a way to draw new and more diverse businesses to Joplin. Toby Teeter, Joplin Chamber President: "The next step is, this organization...

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    New leadership for the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce has been selected. Toby Teeter will start as the new chamber president on December 10-th.  Teeter is a Joplin native who has experience as an attorney and lobbyist in Jefferson City, and as a business owner.  Teeter says a big part of his vision for the chamber is to find a way to draw new and more diverse businesses to Joplin. Toby Teeter, Joplin Chamber President: "The next step is, this organization...

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  • Theft Prevention for Packages on Porches: Walgreens & FedEx Offer In Store Delivery

    Theft Prevention for Packages on Porches: Walgreens & FedEx Offer In Store Delivery

    Thursday, November 29 2018 3:55 PM EST2018-11-29 20:55:23 GMT
    Walgreens and FedEx are partnering to offer package delivery to the stores.  For many online shoppers this could prevent packages from sitting unattended on porches where police say they become a target for thieves. We talk to store managers about the arrangement and how it's good for both customers and the stores themselves on tonight's news. More >>
    Walgreens and FedEx are partnering to offer package delivery to the stores.  For many online shoppers this could prevent packages from sitting unattended on porches where police say they become a target for thieves. We talk to store managers about the arrangement and how it's good for both customers and the stores themselves on tonight's news. More >>
  • Murder charge dropped in southwest Missouri plea deal

    Murder charge dropped in southwest Missouri plea deal

    Thursday, November 29 2018 12:51 PM EST2018-11-29 17:51:25 GMT
    Elsie Coleman HamiltonElsie Coleman Hamilton

    Arkansas resident Elsie Coleman Hamilton enters a plea deal and is sentenced for tampering with a motor vehicle. The charge is in connection to the 2016 murder of a Pittsburg, Kansas man.

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    Arkansas resident Elsie Coleman Hamilton enters a plea deal and is sentenced for tampering with a motor vehicle. The charge is in connection to the 2016 murder of a Pittsburg, Kansas man.

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  • Missouri Sen. Elect Josh Hawley Announces Plans to Re-introduce the Duck Boat Safety Bill

    Missouri Sen. Elect Josh Hawley Announces Plans to Re-introduce the Duck Boat Safety Bill

    Thursday, November 29 2018 9:27 AM EST2018-11-29 14:27:04 GMT

    Senator Elect from Missouri Josh Hawley says he'll re-introduce the Duck Boat Safety bill in January.  The bill would require the vehicles to comply with U.S. Coast Guard regulations aimed at ensuring they stay afloat.

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    Senator Elect from Missouri Josh Hawley says he'll re-introduce the Duck Boat Safety bill in January.  The bill would require the vehicles to comply with U.S. Coast Guard regulations aimed at ensuring they stay afloat.

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  • Columbus Christmas Parade 2018

    Columbus Christmas Parade 2018

    Thursday, November 29 2018 9:10 AM EST2018-11-29 14:10:03 GMT

    As we get closer to Christmas, many 4-State communities are getting their Christmas parades underway.  We bring you the sights and sounds of Wednesday night's Columbus, Christmas parade, and what some residents say is their favorite part. 

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    As we get closer to Christmas, many 4-State communities are getting their Christmas parades underway.  We bring you the sights and sounds of Wednesday night's Columbus, Christmas parade, and what some residents say is their favorite part. 

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-29

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-29

    Thursday, November 29 2018 9:04 AM EST2018-11-29 14:04:27 GMT

    Joplin Police stats show use of force by police is commonly sparked by resisting arrest.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Joplin Police stats show use of force by police is commonly sparked by resisting arrest.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Second Person Dies In Coffeyville House Fire

    Second Person Dies In Coffeyville House Fire

    Thursday, November 29 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-11-29 20:39:33 GMT

    A second person has died as a result of a house fire in Coffeyville, KS. Authorities say Delyn Hoffman died from her injuries Tuesday at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa. The fire happened on 1508 South Willow Street early Saturday morning.   When firefighters arrived, heavy flames were coming from the second floor northwest corner of the structure, and firefighters used a ladder to rescue the three occupants from a second-story window. All three were unconscious and were transp...

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    A second person has died as a result of a house fire in Coffeyville, KS. Authorities say Delyn Hoffman died from her injuries Tuesday at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa. The fire happened on 1508 South Willow Street early Saturday morning.   When firefighters arrived, heavy flames were coming from the second floor northwest corner of the structure, and firefighters used a ladder to rescue the three occupants from a second-story window. All three were unconscious and were transp...

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  • Disability Mentoring Day

    Disability Mentoring Day

    Wednesday, November 28 2018 9:02 PM EST2018-11-29 02:02:33 GMT

    Gabby Richards is a Galena High Sophomore with dyslexia, and she knows first hand how hard life can be at times living with a disability. 

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    Gabby Richards is a Galena High Sophomore with dyslexia, and she knows first hand how hard life can be at times living with a disability. 

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  • KS Deer Season Brings Big Boon to Small Businesses

    Wednesday, November 28 2018 10:08 PM EST2018-11-29 03:08:28 GMT

    Today was the first day of firearms deer season in Kansas.  It's a big day for hunters, and local business owners. This is Matt George's 23rd deer season at the Oswego Locker.. and he anticipates this year being as busy as ever. Matt George, Owner, Oswego Locker:"We'll have deer brought in from as far as cedar vale to the west, and I couldn't tell ya how far north, we pull a pretty big area." From the first morning alone, the meat locker has processed more...

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    Today was the first day of firearms deer season in Kansas.  It's a big day for hunters, and local business owners. This is Matt George's 23rd deer season at the Oswego Locker.. and he anticipates this year being as busy as ever. Matt George, Owner, Oswego Locker:"We'll have deer brought in from as far as cedar vale to the west, and I couldn't tell ya how far north, we pull a pretty big area." From the first morning alone, the meat locker has processed more...

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  • JPD Use of Force Report: Resisting Arrest Trigger

    JPD Use of Force Report: Resisting Arrest Trigger

    Wednesday, November 28 2018 7:52 PM EST2018-11-29 00:52:01 GMT

       A new report shows resisting arrest is a common trigger for the use of force by Joplin police. The  department’s third quarter Use of Force Internal Affairs report shows a slight decline compared to last year.         

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       A new report shows resisting arrest is a common trigger for the use of force by Joplin police. The  department’s third quarter Use of Force Internal Affairs report shows a slight decline compared to last year.         

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  • Mayor resigns, Pittsburg now accepting applications

    Mayor resigns, Pittsburg now accepting applications

    Wednesday, November 28 2018 3:53 PM EST2018-11-28 20:53:55 GMT
    Jeremy JohnsonJeremy Johnson

    Due to his recent election to the Crawford County Commission, Pittsburg Mayor Jeremy Johnson has resigned his position on the Pittsburg City Commission. 

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    Due to his recent election to the Crawford County Commission, Pittsburg Mayor Jeremy Johnson has resigned his position on the Pittsburg City Commission. 

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  • 3 charged in drug bust near southeast Kansas school

    3 charged in drug bust near southeast Kansas school

    Wednesday, November 28 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-11-28 20:49:00 GMT

    Three suspects are arrested on various drug charges in Baxter Springs, Kansas. 

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    Three suspects are arrested on various drug charges in Baxter Springs, Kansas. 

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  • Crash in southwest Missouri claims a life

    Crash in southwest Missouri claims a life

    Wednesday, November 28 2018 3:24 PM EST2018-11-28 20:24:16 GMT
    Fatal crash on U.S. 71, Nov. 27, 2018 in McDonald County, Mo.Fatal crash on U.S. 71, Nov. 27, 2018 in McDonald County, Mo.
    Fatal crash on U.S. 71, Nov. 27, 2018 in McDonald County, Mo.Fatal crash on U.S. 71, Nov. 27, 2018 in McDonald County, Mo.

    A Harrison, Arkansas man dies after a fatal crash in McDonald County, Missouri.

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    A Harrison, Arkansas man dies after a fatal crash in McDonald County, Missouri.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-28

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-28

    Wednesday, November 28 2018 7:22 AM EST2018-11-28 12:22:56 GMT

    Representatives from the Department of Defense were at Joplin City Hall Tuesday, to honor the city, as well as its IT Director, Mark Morris.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Representatives from the Department of Defense were at Joplin City Hall Tuesday, to honor the city, as well as its IT Director, Mark Morris.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Webb City Girl Diagnosed With Rare Birth Defect

    Webb City Girl Diagnosed With Rare Birth Defect

    Tuesday, November 27 2018 8:08 PM EST2018-11-28 01:08:53 GMT

        Imagine a normal nine month pregnancy and then at the end, your baby is born with a rare, potentially life-threatening birth defect.  That's what happened to one Webb City mother.   Shelby Williams was like any expectant mother, excited to meet her baby girl, but when that day came, something, wasn't right. Shelby Williams, Harper's Mom: "The day that she was born, she came out and it just looked like a big head of hair, but then when they turned...

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        Imagine a normal nine month pregnancy and then at the end, your baby is born with a rare, potentially life-threatening birth defect.  That's what happened to one Webb City mother.   Shelby Williams was like any expectant mother, excited to meet her baby girl, but when that day came, something, wasn't right. Shelby Williams, Harper's Mom: "The day that she was born, she came out and it just looked like a big head of hair, but then when they turned...

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  • PSU Graphics and Imaging Tech Celebrates Accreditation

    PSU Graphics and Imaging Tech Celebrates Accreditation

    Tuesday, November 27 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-11-28 00:37:55 GMT
    It was a big day over at Pittsburg State University.  The Graphics and Imaging Technologies department celebrated their recent accreditation.  The process took two years to complete, and recognizes the program as one of the 12 best graphics program in the nation. Kalyn Deal, Graphics Student: "To me, it just means that, what they're doing here is legit, it's real. We aren't being taught nothing, we're being taught things that actually are gonna matter and t...More >>
    It was a big day over at Pittsburg State University.  The Graphics and Imaging Technologies department celebrated their recent accreditation.  The process took two years to complete, and recognizes the program as one of the 12 best graphics program in the nation. Kalyn Deal, Graphics Student: "To me, it just means that, what they're doing here is legit, it's real. We aren't being taught nothing, we're being taught things that actually are gonna matter and t...More >>
  • Four States Residents get involved in Giving Tuesday

    Four States Residents get involved in Giving Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 27 2018 7:21 PM EST2018-11-28 00:21:21 GMT
    Giving Tuesday -- a national day of giving -- is today.  a local sports team spent part of their day volunteering to give back -- but, what does the day mean to other people in the four states?  Kennedy Lee loads empty boxes for donations at the Wesley House.  She and the rest of the Frontenac High School girls basketball team are volunteering at the Wesley House.. unloading donations and decorating the center.. to give back on giving Tuesday.  Kennedy Lee...More >>
    Giving Tuesday -- a national day of giving -- is today.  a local sports team spent part of their day volunteering to give back -- but, what does the day mean to other people in the four states?  Kennedy Lee loads empty boxes for donations at the Wesley House.  She and the rest of the Frontenac High School girls basketball team are volunteering at the Wesley House.. unloading donations and decorating the center.. to give back on giving Tuesday.  Kennedy Lee...More >>
  • Cherryvale, KS Police Investigate Homicide

    Tuesday, November 27 2018 5:07 PM EST2018-11-27 22:07:15 GMT

    The Cherryvale Police Department says a 62-year-old man is dead from a single gunshot wound. Authorities say they were called out to a home west Whelan street in Cherryvale. When officers responded to a domestic disturbance call, they found Richard Schulteiss with a single gunshot wound. Schulteiss was taken to the hospital where he died. Police have arrested a suspect in that shooting, but no official charges have been filed. 

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    The Cherryvale Police Department says a 62-year-old man is dead from a single gunshot wound. Authorities say they were called out to a home west Whelan street in Cherryvale. When officers responded to a domestic disturbance call, they found Richard Schulteiss with a single gunshot wound. Schulteiss was taken to the hospital where he died. Police have arrested a suspect in that shooting, but no official charges have been filed. 

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  • Third suspect pleads guilty in Joplin murder case

    Third suspect pleads guilty in Joplin murder case

    Tuesday, November 27 2018 12:23 PM EST2018-11-27 17:23:29 GMT
    Joplin, Mo, January 2017Joplin, Mo, January 2017
    Joplin, Mo, January 2017Joplin, Mo, January 2017

    A third southeast Kansas resident enters a plea deal for his role in a Joplin murder case.

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    A third southeast Kansas resident enters a plea deal for his role in a Joplin murder case.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-27

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-27

    Tuesday, November 27 2018 6:51 AM EST2018-11-27 11:51:36 GMT

    New signs at the Neosho High School parking lot are met with mixed feelings.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    New signs at the Neosho High School parking lot are met with mixed feelings.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Christmas Tree Farm Earns Special Honor

    Christmas Tree Farm Earns Special Honor

    Monday, November 26 2018 10:00 PM EST2018-11-27 03:00:55 GMT
        The Ozark Valley Christmas Tree Farm in Southwest City has received a special honor this holiday season and a trip to see Missouri's governor.  Charity Keith is part of a seven generation family tradition on the Manning Farm just north of Southwest City.  Seven years ago they added Christmas Tree Farming to the services they provide and now, another part of that business, has earned them some top honors. Charity Keith: "I've wanted to e...More >>
        The Ozark Valley Christmas Tree Farm in Southwest City has received a special honor this holiday season and a trip to see Missouri's governor.  Charity Keith is part of a seven generation family tradition on the Manning Farm just north of Southwest City.  Seven years ago they added Christmas Tree Farming to the services they provide and now, another part of that business, has earned them some top honors. Charity Keith: "I've wanted to e...More >>
  • #GivingTuesday information, links and tips

    #GivingTuesday information, links and tips

    Monday, November 26 2018 7:54 PM EST2018-11-27 00:54:05 GMT

    Read about #GivingTuesday, tips for evaluating nonprofits and charity misconceptions.

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    Read about #GivingTuesday, tips for evaluating nonprofits and charity misconceptions.

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  • Students No Longer Allowed To Loiter on Neosho High School Parking Lot

    Students No Longer Allowed To Loiter on Neosho High School Parking Lot

    Monday, November 26 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-11-27 00:35:22 GMT

    A school parking lot seems like an innocent enough place for kids to hang out, but Student Body President Donnie Fox says it wasn't all fun and games.

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    A school parking lot seems like an innocent enough place for kids to hang out, but Student Body President Donnie Fox says it wasn't all fun and games.

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  • The Joplin Humane Society's Medical Fund Needs Your Help

    The Joplin Humane Society's Medical Fund Needs Your Help

    Monday, November 26 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-11-27 00:20:49 GMT

    Tony is a 10 to 12-year-old dachshund recovering at the Joplin Humane Society after being attacked by a much larger animal, but that hasn't broken this old dog's spirit. 

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    Tony is a 10 to 12-year-old dachshund recovering at the Joplin Humane Society after being attacked by a much larger animal, but that hasn't broken this old dog's spirit. 

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  • The Holiday Express train is on the move

    The Holiday Express train is on the move

    Monday, November 26 2018 5:28 PM EST2018-11-26 22:28:52 GMT
    Holiday Express Train, Pittsburg, KS (2016)Holiday Express Train, Pittsburg, KS (2016)

    The Holiday Express Train has been a tradition since 2001 for the Kansas City Southern railroad. The festive, six-car train travels through Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Missouri. 

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    The Holiday Express Train has been a tradition since 2001 for the Kansas City Southern railroad. The festive, six-car train travels through Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Missouri. 

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  • Fire claims a life in Coffeyville, Ks, 2 others flown to hospital

    Fire claims a life in Coffeyville, Ks, 2 others flown to hospital

    Monday, November 26 2018 1:52 PM EST2018-11-26 18:52:42 GMT

    One person has died after an early morning fire in Coffeyville, Kansas. Authorities say a call came in at 3:12 a.m. on November 24th, 2018, of a structure fire at 1508 S. Willow.

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    One person has died after an early morning fire in Coffeyville, Kansas. Authorities say a call came in at 3:12 a.m. on November 24th, 2018, of a structure fire at 1508 S. Willow.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-26

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-26

    Monday, November 26 2018 8:34 AM EST2018-11-26 13:34:20 GMT

    A blizzard in the Midwestern United States made for hectic trips home at the end of the holiday weekend.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    A blizzard in the Midwestern United States made for hectic trips home at the end of the holiday weekend.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • JPD Officer Involved in Shooting, Back on the Job

    JPD Officer Involved in Shooting, Back on the Job

    Sunday, November 25 2018 10:24 PM EST2018-11-26 03:24:41 GMT
    suspect John Blantonsuspect John Blanton
    suspect John Blantonsuspect John Blanton

    A Joplin police officer involved in a November 2nd  shooting is back on duty and cleared of  wrongdoing.   

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    A Joplin police officer involved in a November 2nd  shooting is back on duty and cleared of  wrongdoing.   

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  • Blizzard Conditions Prompt State of Disaster Emergency in Kansas

    Blizzard Conditions Prompt State of Disaster Emergency in Kansas

    Sunday, November 25 2018 9:49 PM EST2018-11-26 02:49:22 GMT

    A winter  storm could bring  6 to 12 inches of snow  in central plains states.  Whiteout conditions are reported in Topeka, Hays and other  parts of Kansas..The Kansas Highway Patrol reported  on hundred  percent snow packed and icy roads, numerous vehicle  slide offs and jackknifed semi-trucks. 

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    A winter  storm could bring  6 to 12 inches of snow  in central plains states.  Whiteout conditions are reported in Topeka, Hays and other  parts of Kansas..The Kansas Highway Patrol reported  on hundred  percent snow packed and icy roads, numerous vehicle  slide offs and jackknifed semi-trucks. 

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  • FDA Announces Plan to Limit E-Cig Flavors in Convenient Stores

    FDA Announces Plan to Limit E-Cig Flavors in Convenient Stores

    Sunday, November 25 2018 9:01 PM EST2018-11-26 02:01:32 GMT

    Bradley Crane runs a vape shop in Joplin, one of the first, and as a former smoker, he appreciates vaping on a personal level. "I spent two cartons worth of cigarettes money on vapor products and I never smoked again. It's been 6 1/2 years," said Crane, owner of SWMO Vape Shop. Crane explains making the switch can save thousands of dollars. "You're looking at about 1/5 of what it costs to smoke cigarettes to maintain vaping, so somebody could realistically...

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    Bradley Crane runs a vape shop in Joplin, one of the first, and as a former smoker, he appreciates vaping on a personal level. "I spent two cartons worth of cigarettes money on vapor products and I never smoked again. It's been 6 1/2 years," said Crane, owner of SWMO Vape Shop. Crane explains making the switch can save thousands of dollars. "You're looking at about 1/5 of what it costs to smoke cigarettes to maintain vaping, so somebody could realistically...

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  • Decades Long Search for Family has Happy Ending

    Decades Long Search for Family has Happy Ending

    Saturday, November 24 2018 7:33 PM EST2018-11-25 00:33:50 GMT
    A Joplin man's family search that's been underway for several decades has come to fruition.  Kerry Sachetta joined close friends and family at club 1201 to celebrate newly found family. Kerry Sachetta, Joplin Schools Assistant Superintendent for Operations :"Our family has just gotten a lot bigger, that's all it is.. It's more family." In 1961, he was born in Rome, Italy to 29-year-old Olimpia Rea, who decided to give him up for adoption.  Sachet...More >>
    A Joplin man's family search that's been underway for several decades has come to fruition.  Kerry Sachetta joined close friends and family at club 1201 to celebrate newly found family. Kerry Sachetta, Joplin Schools Assistant Superintendent for Operations :"Our family has just gotten a lot bigger, that's all it is.. It's more family." In 1961, he was born in Rome, Italy to 29-year-old Olimpia Rea, who decided to give him up for adoption.  Sachet...More >>
  • Fort Scott Celebrates Small Business Saturday with First-Ever Passport Incentive

    Fort Scott Celebrates Small Business Saturday with First-Ever Passport Incentive

    Saturday, November 24 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-11-24 23:10:55 GMT

    Barbara Trimbur, who runs an antique store on Main Street admits she's seen smaller businesses fail in Fort Scott.  "New stores come in and a store goes out so it seems like we're not catching up, you know. The downtown should be full," said Trimbur, owner of "The Iron Star." Trimbur says small businesses like hers have to find ways to connect with their customers to keep up with the competition. "It's very difficult to compete with the...

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    Barbara Trimbur, who runs an antique store on Main Street admits she's seen smaller businesses fail in Fort Scott.  "New stores come in and a store goes out so it seems like we're not catching up, you know. The downtown should be full," said Trimbur, owner of "The Iron Star." Trimbur says small businesses like hers have to find ways to connect with their customers to keep up with the competition. "It's very difficult to compete with the...

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  • Early Morning Fire Engulfs Carl Junction Home

    Early Morning Fire Engulfs Carl Junction Home

    Saturday, November 24 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-11-24 22:56:14 GMT
    Shortly before 9 am, the Carl Junction Fire Department received a call for a two story house fire at 606 Black Thorn Lane in Carl Junction.  According to officials on scene, the residents were able to get out of the house before calling the department.  Webb City Fire, Oronogo Fire, and Joplin Fire Departments responded for mutual aid.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials know it started in the garage.  We will have more details as...More >>
    Shortly before 9 am, the Carl Junction Fire Department received a call for a two story house fire at 606 Black Thorn Lane in Carl Junction.  According to officials on scene, the residents were able to get out of the house before calling the department.  Webb City Fire, Oronogo Fire, and Joplin Fire Departments responded for mutual aid.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials know it started in the garage.  We will have more details as...More >>
  • UPDATE: Suspect in Police Standoff Identified

    UPDATE: Suspect in Police Standoff Identified

    Saturday, November 24 2018 8:09 PM EST2018-11-25 01:09:42 GMT

    Pittsburg police arrest an armed man after a standoff at a home.

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    Pittsburg police arrest an armed man after a standoff at a home.

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  • Small Business Black Friday

    Small Business Black Friday

    Friday, November 23 2018 7:49 PM EST2018-11-24 00:49:23 GMT

    If getting up at the crack of dawn to participate in a Black Friday stampede at the nearest mall isn't your cup of tea, try looking to your local small businesses for a deal. That was an option many people in Pittsburg took advantage of this Black Friday. 

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    If getting up at the crack of dawn to participate in a Black Friday stampede at the nearest mall isn't your cup of tea, try looking to your local small businesses for a deal. That was an option many people in Pittsburg took advantage of this Black Friday. 

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  • More People Opting for Fresh Christmas Trees

    More People Opting for Fresh Christmas Trees

    Friday, November 23 2018 7:42 PM EST2018-11-24 00:42:04 GMT
    Angel Otero grew up with an artificial tree most of her life, but a couple years ago, she and her husband decided to branch out. "Our fake tree broke and so the following Christmas we decided to get a real tree, and we've done it that way ever since," explained Otero. Otero looks forward to the holiday season, especially picking out a unique tree each year. "I like the smell and there's just something fun about going and getting the Christmas tree. It's become ...More >>
    Angel Otero grew up with an artificial tree most of her life, but a couple years ago, she and her husband decided to branch out. "Our fake tree broke and so the following Christmas we decided to get a real tree, and we've done it that way ever since," explained Otero. Otero looks forward to the holiday season, especially picking out a unique tree each year. "I like the smell and there's just something fun about going and getting the Christmas tree. It's become ...More >>
  • KOAM Toybox Celebrates 30 years

    KOAM Toybox Celebrates 30 years

    Friday, November 23 2018 7:17 PM EST2018-11-24 00:17:37 GMT
    The Koam Toybox campaign has officially begun.  But this years campaign is a little more special, because it marks a big milestone.  19-88.. that's the year one of the four-state's largest toy drives began.  Danny Thomas, Koam-TV President and General Manager: "I started in March of 19-88, and at the time we kind of circled our heads with some department heads and were thinking, what will we do at the holidays. There were different coats for kids ...More >>
    The Koam Toybox campaign has officially begun.  But this years campaign is a little more special, because it marks a big milestone.  19-88.. that's the year one of the four-state's largest toy drives began.  Danny Thomas, Koam-TV President and General Manager: "I started in March of 19-88, and at the time we kind of circled our heads with some department heads and were thinking, what will we do at the holidays. There were different coats for kids ...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-23

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-23

    Friday, November 23 2018 9:24 AM EST2018-11-23 14:24:28 GMT

    Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issues an executive order that will allow more state workers to take time off with their new families. Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issues an executive order that will allow more state workers to take time off with their new families. Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Gov. Colyer Signs Executive Order for Parental Leave for State Employees

    Gov. Colyer Signs Executive Order for Parental Leave for State Employees

    Thursday, November 22 2018 10:45 PM EST2018-11-23 03:45:05 GMT

    Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issued an executive order that will allow more state workers to take time off with their new families. The governor's executive order gives more than 17-thousand state employees under the governor's jurisdiction paid time off following the birth or adoption of a child. 

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    Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issued an executive order that will allow more state workers to take time off with their new families. The governor's executive order gives more than 17-thousand state employees under the governor's jurisdiction paid time off following the birth or adoption of a child. 

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  • Black Thursday in Joplin

    Black Thursday in Joplin

    Thursday, November 22 2018 10:21 PM EST2018-11-23 03:21:32 GMT

    There's turkey, football, and for many people, shopping. Thanksgiving traditions come in a lot of forms and JC Penny at Joplin's North Park Mall was more than happy to accommodate 4-Staters who couldn't wait for Black Friday. 

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    There's turkey, football, and for many people, shopping. Thanksgiving traditions come in a lot of forms and JC Penny at Joplin's North Park Mall was more than happy to accommodate 4-Staters who couldn't wait for Black Friday. 

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  • KS High Court Paves Way for Grand Jury Probe of Kris Kobach

    KS High Court Paves Way for Grand Jury Probe of Kris Kobach

    Thursday, November 22 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-11-22 23:47:20 GMT

    The Kansas Supreme Court this week opened the door for a grand jury investigation of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. 

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    The Kansas Supreme Court this week opened the door for a grand jury investigation of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. 

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  • Annual Dinner Serves Hundreds in Joplin

    Annual Dinner Serves Hundreds in Joplin

    Thursday, November 22 2018 4:25 PM EST2018-11-22 21:25:59 GMT
    A long standing tradition at The Salvation Army is helping those less fortunate celebrate with  a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  The staff at The Salvation Army and more than *60* volunteers came together to prepare a full Thanksgiving meal for more than 450 people in the community.  They also handed out two pairs of socks to each person who came -- something made possible by "Bombas Sock Company," and Convoy of Hope.  Many people that com...More >>
    A long standing tradition at The Salvation Army is helping those less fortunate celebrate with  a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  The staff at The Salvation Army and more than *60* volunteers came together to prepare a full Thanksgiving meal for more than 450 people in the community.  They also handed out two pairs of socks to each person who came -- something made possible by "Bombas Sock Company," and Convoy of Hope.  Many people that com...More >>
  • Project Aims to Re-Kindle Holiday Spirit

    Project Aims to Re-Kindle Holiday Spirit

    Thursday, November 22 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-11-22 21:10:18 GMT

    A grassroots initiative to re-kindle the holiday spirit in a Southeast, Kansas town is taking off. The main goal -- light up Pleasanton, Kansas.  Danny Mccullough is on a mission..  Danny Mccullough, Pleasanton Resident.:"I wanted to reach out some way, but in a way that doesn't involved money or nothing like that." But to understand why he wants to get involved in his small town.. you have to go back to a simpler time.  Danny:"When I w...

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    A grassroots initiative to re-kindle the holiday spirit in a Southeast, Kansas town is taking off. The main goal -- light up Pleasanton, Kansas.  Danny Mccullough is on a mission..  Danny Mccullough, Pleasanton Resident.:"I wanted to reach out some way, but in a way that doesn't involved money or nothing like that." But to understand why he wants to get involved in his small town.. you have to go back to a simpler time.  Danny:"When I w...

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  • 7th Annual Turkey Trot draws big Crowd

    7th Annual Turkey Trot draws big Crowd

    Thursday, November 22 2018 11:46 AM EST2018-11-22 16:46:48 GMT
    Loads of people in Joplin decided to spend their Thanksgiving morning doing something for a good cause.  The seventh annual Joplin Turkey Trot drew more than 17-hundred runners, walkers and "gobblers" to downtown Joplin.  Serious runners, kids, families -- and even runners dressed as turkeys -- all came out to the one mile fun run and 5-k that helps raise funds for Circles Joplin. Many families say getting in a good run together before they come togeth...More >>
    Loads of people in Joplin decided to spend their Thanksgiving morning doing something for a good cause.  The seventh annual Joplin Turkey Trot drew more than 17-hundred runners, walkers and "gobblers" to downtown Joplin.  Serious runners, kids, families -- and even runners dressed as turkeys -- all came out to the one mile fun run and 5-k that helps raise funds for Circles Joplin. Many families say getting in a good run together before they come togeth...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-22

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-22

    Thursday, November 22 2018 7:00 AM EST2018-11-22 12:00:25 GMT

    President Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts are in a war of words.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    President Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts are in a war of words.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Students Serve to help the Homeless

    Students Serve to help the Homeless

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-11-22 00:23:23 GMT
    It was a day of service for a group of students in Carthage, Missouri.  Chopping, stirring and baking.. that's what a group of high school students in Carthage spent their afternoon doing at the Carthage Crisis Center.  They volunteered to help the center prepare for their annual Thanksgiving dinner at the shelter.  The center will prepare a full traditional dinner.. complete with turkey, gravy, and stuffing.  Many of the students say they volunteered to help s...More >>
    It was a day of service for a group of students in Carthage, Missouri.  Chopping, stirring and baking.. that's what a group of high school students in Carthage spent their afternoon doing at the Carthage Crisis Center.  They volunteered to help the center prepare for their annual Thanksgiving dinner at the shelter.  The center will prepare a full traditional dinner.. complete with turkey, gravy, and stuffing.  Many of the students say they volunteered to help s...More >>
  • Air Travel Projected to Hit Record High over Holiday

    Air Travel Projected to Hit Record High over Holiday

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 7:15 PM EST2018-11-22 00:15:52 GMT
    A record number of travelers is expected to take to the skies for their Thanksgiving weekend.  Airlines For America is projecting more than 30-million people will fly this Thanksgiving week, between the 16th and the 27th of this month. That's up from 29-million last year -- and it's the highest it's been in 10 years.  Several travelers coming into Joplin say their flights went smoothly, even though the flights were a noticeably more busy.  Stuart York is an Alba, Mi...More >>
    A record number of travelers is expected to take to the skies for their Thanksgiving weekend.  Airlines For America is projecting more than 30-million people will fly this Thanksgiving week, between the 16th and the 27th of this month. That's up from 29-million last year -- and it's the highest it's been in 10 years.  Several travelers coming into Joplin say their flights went smoothly, even though the flights were a noticeably more busy.  Stuart York is an Alba, Mi...More >>
  • Travelers Enjoy Low Gas Prices, Good Weather

    Travelers Enjoy Low Gas Prices, Good Weather

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 4:59 PM EST2018-11-21 21:59:00 GMT

    AAA estimates 54-million people are  traveling this holiday. Good weather plus low gas prices  equals more people driving home.       

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    AAA estimates 54-million people are  traveling this holiday. Good weather plus low gas prices  equals more people driving home.       

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  • Gas Prices Lowest in Midwest States and Good News for Travelers

    Gas Prices Lowest in Midwest States and Good News for Travelers

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 10:46 AM EST2018-11-21 15:46:43 GMT
    AAA reports gas prices for holiday travelers are virtually the same as last year and the lowest in the Midwest. We'll be talking to travelers about taking to the roads for the holiday and to law enforcement about how to stay safe on the highways. More >>
    AAA reports gas prices for holiday travelers are virtually the same as last year and the lowest in the Midwest. We'll be talking to travelers about taking to the roads for the holiday and to law enforcement about how to stay safe on the highways. More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-21

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-21

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 9:51 AM EST2018-11-21 14:51:26 GMT

    Area police prepare to keep drunk drivers off the road over Thanksgiving.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    Area police prepare to keep drunk drivers off the road over Thanksgiving.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Surprise Crew: Thanksgiving Turkeys

    Surprise Crew: Thanksgiving Turkeys

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 9:26 AM EST2018-11-21 14:26:12 GMT
    Holidays are all about traditions, and we're starting to carve out one of our own.  Once again this year, the KOAM Surprise Crew gives back to 4-State families with a holiday staple – turkeys!  Because on a holiday that's pretty much focused on food, we want to make sure as many people as possible can participate in the family feast.More >>
    Holidays are all about traditions, and we're starting to carve out one of our own.  Once again this year, the KOAM Surprise Crew gives back to 4-State families with a holiday staple – turkeys!  Because on a holiday that's pretty much focused on food, we want to make sure as many people as possible can participate in the family feast.More >>
  • Webb City Preps for Semifinal vs. Ladue

    Webb City Preps for Semifinal vs. Ladue

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-11-21 03:29:09 GMT

    Webb City will host Ladue Horton Watkins in the Class 4 Semifinals Saturday, in a rematch of last year's state title game. 

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    Webb City will host Ladue Horton Watkins in the Class 4 Semifinals Saturday, in a rematch of last year's state title game. 

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  • Spiva Park Tree Lighting

    Spiva Park Tree Lighting

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 10:21 PM EST2018-11-21 03:21:41 GMT
        Twas the hour before the tree lighting and all through the park, several creatures were stirring, probably even, a mouse.     The lights were hung by the parks department with care, in the hopes that Saint Nick, soon would be there.  While Mayor Gary Shaw may not be the jolly old elf himself, he substituted quite nicely, officially lighting the big tree in Spiva Park. Dale Crouch: "I love Christmas and I love that Joplin does this every year to b...More >>
        Twas the hour before the tree lighting and all through the park, several creatures were stirring, probably even, a mouse.     The lights were hung by the parks department with care, in the hopes that Saint Nick, soon would be there.  While Mayor Gary Shaw may not be the jolly old elf himself, he substituted quite nicely, officially lighting the big tree in Spiva Park. Dale Crouch: "I love Christmas and I love that Joplin does this every year to b...More >>
  • JPD Traffic Officers Looking for Drunk Drivers Before, During, After Holiday

    JPD Traffic Officers Looking for Drunk Drivers Before, During, After Holiday

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 7:27 PM EST2018-11-21 00:27:14 GMT

    The night before thanksgiving has such a reputation for heavy drinking -- some police call it Blackout Wednesday and ‘drinksgiving’.           It's a concern of Joplin police.          

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    The night before thanksgiving has such a reputation for heavy drinking -- some police call it Blackout Wednesday and ‘drinksgiving’.           It's a concern of Joplin police.          

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  • Food Campaign looks to Help People during Holidays

    Food Campaign looks to Help People during Holidays

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-11-21 00:20:40 GMT
    An annual food campaign in Newton County, Missouri is getting off to a good start.  43-hundred dollars was given for the Newton County Food Basket Brigade's Christmas campaign.. courtesy Clark Funeral Homes.    Danny Hierholzer, Clark Funeral Homes:"The giving has been increasing every year since the inception 23 years ago. 43-hundred dollars is pretty substantial."   This is the 31-st year the brigade has provided food for Newton county residents, ...More >>
    An annual food campaign in Newton County, Missouri is getting off to a good start.  43-hundred dollars was given for the Newton County Food Basket Brigade's Christmas campaign.. courtesy Clark Funeral Homes.    Danny Hierholzer, Clark Funeral Homes:"The giving has been increasing every year since the inception 23 years ago. 43-hundred dollars is pretty substantial."   This is the 31-st year the brigade has provided food for Newton county residents, ...More >>
  • 3 arrested after drug bust in Joplin, MO

    3 arrested after drug bust in Joplin, MO

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 2:51 PM EST2018-11-20 19:51:01 GMT
    On November 19th, 2018, the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team and Joplin Police Officers served a search warrant at 2102 Kensington in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities say there were five people in the home at the time of the warrant. They say one suspect, who jumped out of an upstairs window, was detained by perimeter officers.  Police seized several items from the home including digital scales, baggies with a white crystal substance that field tested positive for meth, a 9mm handgun a...More >>
    On November 19th, 2018, the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team and Joplin Police Officers served a search warrant at 2102 Kensington in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities say there were five people in the home at the time of the warrant. They say one suspect, who jumped out of an upstairs window, was detained by perimeter officers.  Police seized several items from the home including digital scales, baggies with a white crystal substance that field tested positive for meth, a 9mm handgun a...More >>
  • 4 arrested in Carthage, MO drug bust

    4 arrested in Carthage, MO drug bust

    Monday, November 26 2018 1:10 PM EST2018-11-26 18:10:02 GMT

    On November 15th, 2018, the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team and Carthage Police Department served a search warrant at 1200 Regan Avenue in Carthage, Missouri. Authorities detained nine suspects and after further investigation, arrested five of them. 

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    On November 15th, 2018, the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team and Carthage Police Department served a search warrant at 1200 Regan Avenue in Carthage, Missouri. Authorities detained nine suspects and after further investigation, arrested five of them. 

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  • Police in Missouri seek help finding Catholic store shooter, victim identified

    Police in Missouri seek help finding Catholic store shooter, victim identified

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-11-20 20:21:54 GMT

    BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) - Police are asking the public for help finding the suspect in a sexual assault and fatal shooting at a religious supply store in suburban St. Louis. St. Louis County police tweeted Tuesday that anyone with information should call. Police urged tipsters to use the non-emergency numbers, not 911, to provide information about the Monday afternoon shooting at a Catholic Supply of St. Louis store in St. Louis County, near the town of Ballwin. Police have said a woman w...

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    BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) - Police are asking the public for help finding the suspect in a sexual assault and fatal shooting at a religious supply store in suburban St. Louis. St. Louis County police tweeted Tuesday that anyone with information should call. Police urged tipsters to use the non-emergency numbers, not 911, to provide information about the Monday afternoon shooting at a Catholic Supply of St. Louis store in St. Louis County, near the town of Ballwin. Police have said a woman w...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-20

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-20

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 9:40 AM EST2018-11-20 14:40:01 GMT

    Missourian's will have to make the choice between medical marijuana or purchasing a gun.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Missourian's will have to make the choice between medical marijuana or purchasing a gun.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • $800,000 Grant Addresses Crawford County's SANE Nurse Shortage

    $800,000 Grant Addresses Crawford County's SANE Nurse Shortage

    Monday, November 19 2018 11:10 PM EST2018-11-20 04:10:44 GMT

    Being the only sexual assault nurse examiner in Crawford County means Wendy Overstreet frequently has to make hard decisions. 

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    Being the only sexual assault nurse examiner in Crawford County means Wendy Overstreet frequently has to make hard decisions. 

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  • Commerce Returns to State Quarterfinals

    Commerce Returns to State Quarterfinals

    Monday, November 19 2018 8:33 PM EST2018-11-20 01:33:41 GMT

    The Tigers will be on the road against Fairview on Friday night looking to move on to the Class A final four. 

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    The Tigers will be on the road against Fairview on Friday night looking to move on to the Class A final four. 

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  • State Marijuana Law Conflicts with Federal Guidelines Leading to Denial of Firearms Purchase

    State Marijuana Law Conflicts with Federal Guidelines Leading to Denial of Firearms Purchase

    Monday, November 19 2018 6:55 PM EST2018-11-19 23:55:16 GMT
    Steve Richards is the owner of Steve's Trading Post, a gun shop that's been around for the past 35 years. "We'll probably sell about 300 guns this holiday season, mostly for hunting and self protection. Personal protection is very popular," said Owner, Steve Richards. Since Missouri adopted a new medical marijuana law, though, there may be fewer people eligible to buy a gun this year. "We have heard from our compliance people and they have made it very clear th...More >>
    Steve Richards is the owner of Steve's Trading Post, a gun shop that's been around for the past 35 years. "We'll probably sell about 300 guns this holiday season, mostly for hunting and self protection. Personal protection is very popular," said Owner, Steve Richards. Since Missouri adopted a new medical marijuana law, though, there may be fewer people eligible to buy a gun this year. "We have heard from our compliance people and they have made it very clear th...More >>
  • Northeast Oklahoma man dies after crash in Joplin, MO

    Northeast Oklahoma man dies after crash in Joplin, MO

    Monday, November 19 2018 12:03 PM EST2018-11-19 17:03:58 GMT

    The Joplin Police Department responds to a single-vehicle crash on November 18th, 2018, just before 6:00 a.m. It happened on I-44 Westbound at the 2.4 mile marker.

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    The Joplin Police Department responds to a single-vehicle crash on November 18th, 2018, just before 6:00 a.m. It happened on I-44 Westbound at the 2.4 mile marker.

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  • Kansas Governor & 3 State Agencies Named in Federal Lawsuit Over Foster Care

    Kansas Governor & 3 State Agencies Named in Federal Lawsuit Over Foster Care

    Sunday, November 18 2018 10:33 PM EST2018-11-19 03:33:32 GMT

    A class action lawsuit is filed against Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and three state agencies. The federal lawsuit filed Friday, claims foster children in Kansas  are shuffled between homes and facilities so much that they can be essentially rendered homeless while in state custody.    

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    A class action lawsuit is filed against Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and three state agencies. The federal lawsuit filed Friday, claims foster children in Kansas  are shuffled between homes and facilities so much that they can be essentially rendered homeless while in state custody.    

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  • Numbers of Harvested Deer in Missouri on the Rise

    Numbers of Harvested Deer in Missouri on the Rise

    Sunday, November 18 2018 5:32 PM EST2018-11-18 22:32:13 GMT

    Greg Elliott, like many, looks forward to hunting season and the rewards go beyond the buck he's bringing home. "I enjoy the peacefulness of it, to basically be out there when the sun comes up and the birds starts chirping and everything starts moving. I do enjoy the kill also, but both of them together is pretty peaceful and it's enjoyable," Elliott, a Joplin hunter, explained. Elliott started hunting with a friend about 10 years ago, and since then, it's become ...

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    Greg Elliott, like many, looks forward to hunting season and the rewards go beyond the buck he's bringing home. "I enjoy the peacefulness of it, to basically be out there when the sun comes up and the birds starts chirping and everything starts moving. I do enjoy the kill also, but both of them together is pretty peaceful and it's enjoyable," Elliott, a Joplin hunter, explained. Elliott started hunting with a friend about 10 years ago, and since then, it's become ...

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  • Turkey Trot Helps Hope Kitchen and Hunger Awareness

    Turkey Trot Helps Hope Kitchen and Hunger Awareness

    Saturday, November 17 2018 10:48 PM EST2018-11-18 03:48:48 GMT

    A 5 k run called the Turkey Trot in Neosho worked to help others. 

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    A 5 k run called the Turkey Trot in Neosho worked to help others. 

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  • Recount Results in Official Winner of Commissioner's Race

    Recount Results in Official Winner of Commissioner's Race

    Saturday, November 17 2018 10:03 PM EST2018-11-18 03:03:55 GMT

    The Crawford County hand recount of votes reverses the outcome  of the commissioners race. 

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    The Crawford County hand recount of votes reverses the outcome  of the commissioners race. 

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  • Student 5-K Raises funds for Teen Battling Cancer

    Student 5-K Raises funds for Teen Battling Cancer

    Saturday, November 17 2018 7:27 PM EST2018-11-18 00:27:45 GMT
    Pitt state students walk to raise funds for a local teen with leukemia.  More than a hundred students and community members came out for the first ever "Be the Match" 5-\K run and walk at Pitt State.  It was held to raise awareness for the national bone marrow donor program -- and to raise funds for Pittsburg 17-year old Payton Kannarr.  Payton attends Saint Mary's Colgan High School, and her father Shane owns Kannarr Eye Care in Pittsburg. Payton was...More >>
    Pitt state students walk to raise funds for a local teen with leukemia.  More than a hundred students and community members came out for the first ever "Be the Match" 5-\K run and walk at Pitt State.  It was held to raise awareness for the national bone marrow donor program -- and to raise funds for Pittsburg 17-year old Payton Kannarr.  Payton attends Saint Mary's Colgan High School, and her father Shane owns Kannarr Eye Care in Pittsburg. Payton was...More >>
  • Sensitive Documents Trashed at Shredding Event

    Sensitive Documents Trashed at Shredding Event

    Saturday, November 17 2018 7:07 PM EST2018-11-18 00:07:10 GMT
    Joplin residents get rid of sensitive documents in a way that protects them from identity theft. The Joplin Recycling Center hosted a free shredding day for America Recycles Day. More than a hundred vehicles came through to safely dispose of bills and more. Two mobile shredding trucks from CRC Shredding Company were at the center from 10 a-m until two on Saturday (11/17) for people to drop off old medical paperwork, receipts and other documents.  The big focus of th...More >>
    Joplin residents get rid of sensitive documents in a way that protects them from identity theft. The Joplin Recycling Center hosted a free shredding day for America Recycles Day. More than a hundred vehicles came through to safely dispose of bills and more. Two mobile shredding trucks from CRC Shredding Company were at the center from 10 a-m until two on Saturday (11/17) for people to drop off old medical paperwork, receipts and other documents.  The big focus of th...More >>
  • Shoppers Spend More on Gifts This Year

    Shoppers Spend More on Gifts This Year

    Saturday, November 17 2018 7:06 PM EST2018-11-18 00:06:30 GMT

    As people pour in through the doors of Cecil Floyd Elementary, shoppers like Don Manka are spending more freely. "We bought some Christmas gifts and then we've also bought some stuff that we're gonna end up using," said Carterville shopper Don Manka. Manka feels like the economy has improved and people are doing more than just window shopping this year. "I think the stores, I mean craft fairs, we've been to about 4 or 5 this season and they've actually been pre...

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    As people pour in through the doors of Cecil Floyd Elementary, shoppers like Don Manka are spending more freely. "We bought some Christmas gifts and then we've also bought some stuff that we're gonna end up using," said Carterville shopper Don Manka. Manka feels like the economy has improved and people are doing more than just window shopping this year. "I think the stores, I mean craft fairs, we've been to about 4 or 5 this season and they've actually been pre...

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  • SEK Bake Sale Offers Sweet Treats to Benefit Shelter

    SEK Bake Sale Offers Sweet Treats to Benefit Shelter

    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:57 PM EST2018-11-17 22:57:18 GMT
    The SEK Humane Society hosts their annual bake sale to benefit their animal shelter. Baked goods ranged from cookies and cupcakes to pies and dog treats. All items are home made and donated by people in the community. Proceeds go towards purchasing needed items for dogs and cats at the animal shelter. "That includes dog food, kitten formula, we'll have toys, the kitty litter. It goes to everything that these dogs need, and right now our shelter is at full capacit...More >>
    The SEK Humane Society hosts their annual bake sale to benefit their animal shelter. Baked goods ranged from cookies and cupcakes to pies and dog treats. All items are home made and donated by people in the community. Proceeds go towards purchasing needed items for dogs and cats at the animal shelter. "That includes dog food, kitten formula, we'll have toys, the kitty litter. It goes to everything that these dogs need, and right now our shelter is at full capacit...More >>
  • Coffee Trends Inspire Three New Shops In The Metro

    Coffee Trends Inspire Three New Shops In The Metro

    Friday, November 16 2018 10:35 PM EST2018-11-17 03:35:29 GMT
        A new survey by the website "Webstaurant Store" has noted an increase in coffee shop customers, especially those 13 to 18.  Three new coffee shops have opened in the Joplin metro area within the last couple of months, so we sent Chris Warner to find out what trend's brought them here.  Although there's a growing trend of younger coffee drinkers, the coffee shops we visited all told us they see all ages frequent their stores. Neil Simmonds, Z...More >>
        A new survey by the website "Webstaurant Store" has noted an increase in coffee shop customers, especially those 13 to 18.  Three new coffee shops have opened in the Joplin metro area within the last couple of months, so we sent Chris Warner to find out what trend's brought them here.  Although there's a growing trend of younger coffee drinkers, the coffee shops we visited all told us they see all ages frequent their stores. Neil Simmonds, Z...More >>
  • Carthage Hammers Lebanon, Advances to State Semifinals

    Carthage Hammers Lebanon, Advances to State Semifinals

    Friday, November 16 2018 10:21 PM EST2018-11-17 03:21:44 GMT

    Highlights from the Tigers' 43-8 win over Lebanon in the Class 5 Quarterfinals Friday night.

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    Highlights from the Tigers' 43-8 win over Lebanon in the Class 5 Quarterfinals Friday night.

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  • Jones, Lewis Sign at Joplin High School

    Jones, Lewis Sign at Joplin High School

    Friday, November 16 2018 7:02 PM EST2018-11-17 00:02:05 GMT

    Grant Jones (Baseball) and Garret Lewis (Tennis) signed Letters of Intent Friday afternoon at Joplin High School. 

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    Grant Jones (Baseball) and Garret Lewis (Tennis) signed Letters of Intent Friday afternoon at Joplin High School. 

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  • State Conference held in Pittsburg for First Time

    State Conference held in Pittsburg for First Time

    Friday, November 16 2018 6:43 PM EST2018-11-16 23:43:53 GMT
    A statewide conference is in Pittsburg for the first time -- and could make it easier for the city to influence decisions at the state level.  Community Development, records management, and advising local leaders.  Those are just a few things city and county managers across Kansas work on every day.  Donald Cawby, Conference Organizer:"Cities and counties are sub-divisions of our state government we have to keep up on trends, changes in laws, managerial challeng...More >>
    A statewide conference is in Pittsburg for the first time -- and could make it easier for the city to influence decisions at the state level.  Community Development, records management, and advising local leaders.  Those are just a few things city and county managers across Kansas work on every day.  Donald Cawby, Conference Organizer:"Cities and counties are sub-divisions of our state government we have to keep up on trends, changes in laws, managerial challeng...More >>
  • Turkey Trends on the Slimmer Side

    Turkey Trends on the Slimmer Side

    Friday, November 16 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-11-16 23:19:41 GMT
    This is a big time of year for the Garrett Family Farm as they more than double their turkey production. "Last Thanksgiving we did 20, kind of our first hit at it. This year we did 60. Next year we're hoping you know maybe to increase to the 200 mark," said Brittany Garrett with Garrett Family Farm. The Garrett's produce pasture raised, non-GMO meat, something that's becoming a growing trend as consumers become more interested in their health. "We always l...More >>
    This is a big time of year for the Garrett Family Farm as they more than double their turkey production. "Last Thanksgiving we did 20, kind of our first hit at it. This year we did 60. Next year we're hoping you know maybe to increase to the 200 mark," said Brittany Garrett with Garrett Family Farm. The Garrett's produce pasture raised, non-GMO meat, something that's becoming a growing trend as consumers become more interested in their health. "We always l...More >>
  • New Way To Treat Depression In Joplin

    New Way To Treat Depression In Joplin

    Thursday, November 15 2018 10:31 PM EST2018-11-16 03:31:45 GMT
        A new way to treat depression has made it's way to the four-states...Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or "TMS" therapy is a non-drug, non-invasive treatment for patients with major depression who have not seen success on anti-depressant medication.     Freeman Health's Ozark Center recently debuted the technology which uses a highly targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what an MRI machine uses, to stimulate nerves in the part of...More >>
        A new way to treat depression has made it's way to the four-states...Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or "TMS" therapy is a non-drug, non-invasive treatment for patients with major depression who have not seen success on anti-depressant medication.     Freeman Health's Ozark Center recently debuted the technology which uses a highly targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what an MRI machine uses, to stimulate nerves in the part of...More >>
  • Three Year Old Left On Webb City Bus

    Three Year Old Left On Webb City Bus

    Thursday, November 15 2018 10:22 PM EST2018-11-16 03:22:25 GMT
        A child is left behind on a bus in Webb City and the parent takes to Facebook fighting for change. Dr. Kevin Cooper, Webb City Asst. Superintendent: "To be honest with you, we're not 100% sure exactly, how it happened, but we can tell you that we had a student that was left on a bus for an extended period of time, and it was one of our early childhood students." The child left behind, only three years old, the daughter of Samantha Sweet.  Sweet t...More >>
        A child is left behind on a bus in Webb City and the parent takes to Facebook fighting for change. Dr. Kevin Cooper, Webb City Asst. Superintendent: "To be honest with you, we're not 100% sure exactly, how it happened, but we can tell you that we had a student that was left on a bus for an extended period of time, and it was one of our early childhood students." The child left behind, only three years old, the daughter of Samantha Sweet.  Sweet t...More >>
  • Vogt Signs at Carthage High School

    Vogt Signs at Carthage High School

    Thursday, November 15 2018 8:52 PM EST2018-11-16 01:52:43 GMT

    Trason Vogt is an All-Conference and All-District pitcher for Carthage. 

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    Trason Vogt is an All-Conference and All-District pitcher for Carthage. 

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  • Humboldt Aims to Continue Historic Run

    Humboldt Aims to Continue Historic Run

    Thursday, November 15 2018 6:56 PM EST2018-11-15 23:56:51 GMT

    The Cubs (11-0) are in the state semifinals for the first time in team history, where they will face Riley County Friday night. 

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    The Cubs (11-0) are in the state semifinals for the first time in team history, where they will face Riley County Friday night. 

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  • Joplin Family Comes Together in House Fire Aftermath

    Joplin Family Comes Together in House Fire Aftermath

    Thursday, November 15 2018 6:51 PM EST2018-11-15 23:51:03 GMT
    It took hours for firefighters to subdue the flames that engulfed the Dallies' home, a frightening experience for one of the survivors. "You can't see, you can't breathe and you know you're just distraught. The only thing you can think of is just get everybody out, get everybody all taken care of and that's all you can do," said Angelica Dallies. This two-story family house belonged to the Dallies and extended relatives for nearly 20 years. "Everybody pretty mu...More >>
    It took hours for firefighters to subdue the flames that engulfed the Dallies' home, a frightening experience for one of the survivors. "You can't see, you can't breathe and you know you're just distraught. The only thing you can think of is just get everybody out, get everybody all taken care of and that's all you can do," said Angelica Dallies. This two-story family house belonged to the Dallies and extended relatives for nearly 20 years. "Everybody pretty mu...More >>
  • Crawford County, Ks man enters plea deal in shooting

    Crawford County, Ks man enters plea deal in shooting

    Thursday, November 15 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-11-15 23:25:53 GMT
    Muriece ScholesMuriece Scholes

    Muriece Scholes, 77, of rural Frontenac, Ks enters a plea deal for shooting a Pittsburg man. The crime happened on June 4th, 2017, near 940 S. 250th Street in Crawford County, Kansas. Dispatch received a call about a man being shot. Deputies responded and found 42-year-old Warren Hill with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Authorities got a warrant and on June 14th, 2017, arrested Scholes for first degree attempted murder for shooting Hill. As part of the plea deal, Scholes will be ...

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    Muriece Scholes, 77, of rural Frontenac, Ks enters a plea deal for shooting a Pittsburg man. The crime happened on June 4th, 2017, near 940 S. 250th Street in Crawford County, Kansas. Dispatch received a call about a man being shot. Deputies responded and found 42-year-old Warren Hill with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Authorities got a warrant and on June 14th, 2017, arrested Scholes for first degree attempted murder for shooting Hill. As part of the plea deal, Scholes will be ...

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  • Guilty verdict in Joplin murder case

    Guilty verdict in Joplin murder case

    Thursday, November 15 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-11-15 22:37:29 GMT
    James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)
    James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)

    A jury finds James Henneha guilty of first degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford. Closing arguments were delivered this morning (Nov. 15, 2018) and the jury retired at 9:58 a.m. The jury was then seated at 1:28 p.m. and read the following, " WE, THE JURY, FIND THE DEFENDANT JAMES WARREN HENNEHA GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS SUBMITTED IN INSTRUCTION NO. 5." Tonya Crawford was reported missing on January 22nd, 2016. A day later, a landlord and fam...

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    A jury finds James Henneha guilty of first degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford. Closing arguments were delivered this morning (Nov. 15, 2018) and the jury retired at 9:58 a.m. The jury was then seated at 1:28 p.m. and read the following, " WE, THE JURY, FIND THE DEFENDANT JAMES WARREN HENNEHA GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS SUBMITTED IN INSTRUCTION NO. 5." Tonya Crawford was reported missing on January 22nd, 2016. A day later, a landlord and fam...

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  • Neosho High Speech & Debate Team Earn Top 100 Status in Nation

    Neosho High Speech & Debate Team Earn Top 100 Status in Nation

    Thursday, November 15 2018 5:31 PM EST2018-11-15 22:31:56 GMT

    Neosho high school ranks in the top 100 schools by the National Speech and Debate Association, placing 42nd out of 3500 schools. 

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    Neosho high school ranks in the top 100 schools by the National Speech and Debate Association, placing 42nd out of 3500 schools. 

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  • Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' host, dies at 85

    Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' host, dies at 85

    Thursday, November 15 2018 3:26 PM EST2018-11-15 20:26:06 GMT
    Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN.Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN.
    Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN.Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN.
    By Megan Thomas and Kevin Bohn, CNN     (CNN) -- Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN. He was 85. Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to publicist Sandy Brokaw. Raised in Washington D.C., the guitarist and banjo player began his musical career as a young teen. He made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at a...More >>
    By Megan Thomas and Kevin Bohn, CNN     (CNN) -- Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN. He was 85. Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to publicist Sandy Brokaw. Raised in Washington D.C., the guitarist and banjo player began his musical career as a young teen. He made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at a...More >>
  • NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 11-15

    Thursday, November 15 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-11-15 17:14:12 GMT
    JOPLIN HOUSE FIRE 11 people, including five children escaped from an overnight house fire in Joplin. The two-story fire on the corner of South 19th and Seargent erupted into flames around 3 a.m. A total of four trucks worked to put out the flames, but nearly two hours later those flames were still burning strong. One of the family members says they had three space heaters running and the fire may have started from electrical reasons.   GARY NODLER HONORED Missouri Southe...More >>
    JOPLIN HOUSE FIRE 11 people, including five children escaped from an overnight house fire in Joplin. The two-story fire on the corner of South 19th and Seargent erupted into flames around 3 a.m. A total of four trucks worked to put out the flames, but nearly two hours later those flames were still burning strong. One of the family members says they had three space heaters running and the fire may have started from electrical reasons.   GARY NODLER HONORED Missouri Southe...More >>
  • 11 People Escape from an Overnight Fire in Joplin

    11 People Escape from an Overnight Fire in Joplin

    Thursday, November 15 2018 6:50 AM EST2018-11-15 11:50:51 GMT
    11 people, including five children escaped from an overnight house fire in Joplin.  The two-story fire on the corner of South 19th and Seargent erupted into flames around three o’clock this morning.  A total of four trucks worked to put out the flames, but nearly two hours later those flames were still burning strong.  Six adults and five children were in the home and escaped uninjured.  One of the family members says they had three space heaters running and ...More >>
    11 people, including five children escaped from an overnight house fire in Joplin.  The two-story fire on the corner of South 19th and Seargent erupted into flames around three o’clock this morning.  A total of four trucks worked to put out the flames, but nearly two hours later those flames were still burning strong.  Six adults and five children were in the home and escaped uninjured.  One of the family members says they had three space heaters running and ...More >>
  • Kafka Signs to PSU Track & Field

    Kafka Signs to PSU Track & Field

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-11-15 01:10:54 GMT

    "Right when I walked in I knew that's where I wanted to go. It's always been a dream for me to go to Pitt State."

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    "Right when I walked in I knew that's where I wanted to go. It's always been a dream for me to go to Pitt State."

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  • Special Report: Eyes on the Road

    Special Report: Eyes on the Road

    Thursday, November 15 2018 12:10 PM EST2018-11-15 17:10:23 GMT

    On most days you can find Modot emergency response operator Roy Cota on the highways surrounding Joplin, clearing accidents and assisting motorists and local first responders. But that job would be impossible without assistance from the Transportation Management Center of the Ozarks, commonly referred to as the "TMC." 

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    On most days you can find Modot emergency response operator Roy Cota on the highways surrounding Joplin, clearing accidents and assisting motorists and local first responders. But that job would be impossible without assistance from the Transportation Management Center of the Ozarks, commonly referred to as the "TMC." 

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  • SEK Law Enforcement Offices starting Drug Task Force

    SEK Law Enforcement Offices starting Drug Task Force

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 7:01 PM EST2018-11-15 00:01:27 GMT
    Catching drug dealers in Labette county, Kansas is the focus of a new multi agency task force.  In the past couple of weeks, the Parsons Police Department has made two separate drug arrests that involved suspects from outside of Labette county, and even the state. One happened at a hotel on main street.. and the other in the middle of town.. both arrested for suspicions of distribution.  Robert Spinks, Parsons Police Chief:"We've made arrests on significant play...More >>
    Catching drug dealers in Labette county, Kansas is the focus of a new multi agency task force.  In the past couple of weeks, the Parsons Police Department has made two separate drug arrests that involved suspects from outside of Labette county, and even the state. One happened at a hotel on main street.. and the other in the middle of town.. both arrested for suspicions of distribution.  Robert Spinks, Parsons Police Chief:"We've made arrests on significant play...More >>
  • Joplin Redevelopment Corporation Sends Renovation Plans to Council

    Joplin Redevelopment Corporation Sends Renovation Plans to Council

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 6:50 PM EST2018-11-14 23:50:02 GMT

    A Joplin building owner is a step closer to being able to renovate two downtown buildings.       The Joplin Redevelopment Corporation or JRC said yes to the plan from Lori and Jeremy Haun that could bring new businesses to the 900 block of Main. 

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    A Joplin building owner is a step closer to being able to renovate two downtown buildings.       The Joplin Redevelopment Corporation or JRC said yes to the plan from Lori and Jeremy Haun that could bring new businesses to the 900 block of Main. 

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  • Trial underway for murder of Gypsy Blanchard's mother in Missouri

    Trial underway for murder of Gypsy Blanchard's mother in Missouri

    Thursday, November 15 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-11-15 20:21:29 GMT
    Nicholas Godejohn in court, Nov. 13, 2018, Springfield, Mo.Nicholas Godejohn in court, Nov. 13, 2018, Springfield, Mo.

    The trial of a man accused of murdering the mother of his girlfriend is underway in Springfield, Missouri. Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, a jury watched compelling evidence in the trial of 29-year-old Nicholas Godejohn - his 2015 confession. "The truth is... Ok I'll admit it. I did actually stab her," says Godejohn in the interrogation footage. The confession is just a fraction of the hour and a half long interrogation footage watched by all twelve jurors and the defendant...

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    The trial of a man accused of murdering the mother of his girlfriend is underway in Springfield, Missouri. Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, a jury watched compelling evidence in the trial of 29-year-old Nicholas Godejohn - his 2015 confession. "The truth is... Ok I'll admit it. I did actually stab her," says Godejohn in the interrogation footage. The confession is just a fraction of the hour and a half long interrogation footage watched by all twelve jurors and the defendant...

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  • Kidnapping investigated in southwest Missouri, one arrested

    Kidnapping investigated in southwest Missouri, one arrested

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 1:25 PM EST2018-11-14 18:25:38 GMT
    Matthew F. ClementsMatthew F. Clements
    Matthew F. ClementsMatthew F. Clements

    The Barton County Sheriff's Office releases information about a kidnapping case. Authorities have arrested a Lamar, Missouri man for kidnapping and resisting arrest. A 46-year-old woman told authorities that she had been tied up and bound by duct tape and nylon rope at her home off "A" Highway in Barton County.

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    The Barton County Sheriff's Office releases information about a kidnapping case. Authorities have arrested a Lamar, Missouri man for kidnapping and resisting arrest. A 46-year-old woman told authorities that she had been tied up and bound by duct tape and nylon rope at her home off "A" Highway in Barton County.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-14

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-14

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 9:27 AM EST2018-11-14 14:27:36 GMT

    Testimony has begun in the trial of James Henneha of Joplin who is accused of murdering Tonya Crawford.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Testimony has begun in the trial of James Henneha of Joplin who is accused of murdering Tonya Crawford.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Joplin Woman Hit By A Car After Wreck

    Joplin Woman Hit By A Car After Wreck

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 9:03 AM EST2018-11-14 14:03:22 GMT

    A Joplin woman is in the hospital after being struck by a car. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of North Schifferdecker Avenue and Zora. 18-year-old Hailey Robinson was heading north on Schifferdecker when her vehicle left the road and overturned. After she got out of her car she was hit by a separate vehicle. Robinson was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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    A Joplin woman is in the hospital after being struck by a car. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of North Schifferdecker Avenue and Zora. 18-year-old Hailey Robinson was heading north on Schifferdecker when her vehicle left the road and overturned. After she got out of her car she was hit by a separate vehicle. Robinson was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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  • Henneha Murder Trial Begins In Joplin

    Henneha Murder Trial Begins In Joplin

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-11-14 03:47:01 GMT

    After a morning of jury selection, the first degree murder trial of James Henneha was underway in Joplin Tuesday. Henneha is accused in the strangulation death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford back in 2016.  

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    After a morning of jury selection, the first degree murder trial of James Henneha was underway in Joplin Tuesday. Henneha is accused in the strangulation death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford back in 2016.  

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  • MSSU Celebrates opening of Lion Co-op

    MSSU Celebrates opening of Lion Co-op

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:12 PM EST2018-11-14 03:12:01 GMT
    A new program at Missouri Southern is focused on providing a source of food for students who are "food insecure".  A big day for MSSU.. appropriately.. marked by the cutting of green and gold. All to mark the beginning of a program dubbed "the Lion Co-op."  Andrea Cullers, Kinesiology Professor:"It's kind of like a grocery store. They can take what they need, and then come back a few days later and take more of what they need." Chris Lynn is...More >>
    A new program at Missouri Southern is focused on providing a source of food for students who are "food insecure".  A big day for MSSU.. appropriately.. marked by the cutting of green and gold. All to mark the beginning of a program dubbed "the Lion Co-op."  Andrea Cullers, Kinesiology Professor:"It's kind of like a grocery store. They can take what they need, and then come back a few days later and take more of what they need." Chris Lynn is...More >>
  • Stained Glass Window Both Memorial and Mission

    Stained Glass Window Both Memorial and Mission

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:03 PM EST2018-11-14 00:03:55 GMT

    Freeman Health System unveils its final window of inspiration.        .

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    Freeman Health System unveils its final window of inspiration.        .

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  • Treasurer Eric Schmitt will become Missouri attorney general

    Treasurer Eric Schmitt will become Missouri attorney general

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:55 PM EST2018-11-13 18:55:46 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican Gov. Mike Parson has named state Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Sen.-elect as Missouri's attorney general. Parson appointed the 43-year-old Republican on Tuesday. The attorney general's seat will be open once Hawley joins the U.S. Senate in January. Hawley unseated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in last week's election. Voters elected Schmitt as treasurer by wide margins in 2016. He previously served as a state senator representing suburba...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican Gov. Mike Parson has named state Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Sen.-elect as Missouri's attorney general. Parson appointed the 43-year-old Republican on Tuesday. The attorney general's seat will be open once Hawley joins the U.S. Senate in January. Hawley unseated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in last week's election. Voters elected Schmitt as treasurer by wide margins in 2016. He previously served as a state senator representing suburba...More >>
  • #1 East Mississippi, #2 Garden City to Meet in NJCAA National Championship in Pittsburg

    #1 East Mississippi, #2 Garden City to Meet in NJCAA National Championship in Pittsburg

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:26 PM EST2018-11-13 03:26:41 GMT

    Garden City is led by head coach Jeff Sims, who will take over as the head coach at Missouri Southern following the national championship game. 

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    Garden City is led by head coach Jeff Sims, who will take over as the head coach at Missouri Southern following the national championship game. 

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  • Snow Producing Another Traffic Hazard

    Snow Producing Another Traffic Hazard

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:55 PM EST2018-11-13 01:55:25 GMT
        When it comes to saving money, energy efficiency is one of the first things on the list.  But that conversion for traffic signals...has an unexpected, winter side effect.  About ten years ago the City of Joplin joined the trend of replacing the old-style incandescent traffic lights with LED's. David Hertzberg, Joplin Public Works Director: "The LED lights save 80% of the energy and they're a good sustainable and safe system."     E...More >>
        When it comes to saving money, energy efficiency is one of the first things on the list.  But that conversion for traffic signals...has an unexpected, winter side effect.  About ten years ago the City of Joplin joined the trend of replacing the old-style incandescent traffic lights with LED's. David Hertzberg, Joplin Public Works Director: "The LED lights save 80% of the energy and they're a good sustainable and safe system."     E...More >>
  • Department of Transportation Officials Tackle the Elements

    Department of Transportation Officials Tackle the Elements

    Monday, November 12 2018 6:54 PM EST2018-11-12 23:54:35 GMT
    Area road crews are working around the clock to keep roads safe. Both the Missouri and Kansas Department of Transportation began working on roads before the wintry weather began. Crews are putting down salt and in some places, a salt and sand mixture. MODOT says this snow is easy to plow, but issues of re-freezing overnight are a concern.   "The ground temperatures, they're right there at freezing mark, so that's why everything is kinda building slush. It's making ...More >>
    Area road crews are working around the clock to keep roads safe. Both the Missouri and Kansas Department of Transportation began working on roads before the wintry weather began. Crews are putting down salt and in some places, a salt and sand mixture. MODOT says this snow is easy to plow, but issues of re-freezing overnight are a concern.   "The ground temperatures, they're right there at freezing mark, so that's why everything is kinda building slush. It's making ...More >>
  • Joplin Man Reunites with Long-Lost Guitar After 35 Years

    Joplin Man Reunites with Long-Lost Guitar After 35 Years

    Monday, November 12 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-11-12 23:35:15 GMT
    As Cal Denison runs his fingers over the chords of his once-lost 72' Gretsch Tennessean guitar, he can't help but marvel at all that its been through. "The kids would sit on my lap and play it when they were little, and I played it with different bands and stuff and some of those people aren't around anymore. There's just so many things tied to that guitar, so many memories. It's hard to describe," said Denison. His parents bought him the guitar for his 17th birthday, ...More >>
    As Cal Denison runs his fingers over the chords of his once-lost 72' Gretsch Tennessean guitar, he can't help but marvel at all that its been through. "The kids would sit on my lap and play it when they were little, and I played it with different bands and stuff and some of those people aren't around anymore. There's just so many things tied to that guitar, so many memories. It's hard to describe," said Denison. His parents bought him the guitar for his 17th birthday, ...More >>
  • Missouri authorities search for suspect vehicle in high-speed chase

    Missouri authorities search for suspect vehicle in high-speed chase

    Monday, November 12 2018 4:49 PM EST2018-11-12 21:49:07 GMT
    The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018)The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018)
    The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018)The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018)
    Authorities search for a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase through Lamar, Missouri. It happened on November 12th, 2018, around 7:40 a.m. The deputy first saw the vehicle near O Highway and 160 west of Lamar. The deputy then saw the vehicle travel east on 160 until it reached the substation by Barton County Electric where it then turned and went back west on 160 highway. Authorities say the vehicle continued until it turned at a residential driveway (before J Highway)...More >>
    Authorities search for a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase through Lamar, Missouri. It happened on November 12th, 2018, around 7:40 a.m. The deputy first saw the vehicle near O Highway and 160 west of Lamar. The deputy then saw the vehicle travel east on 160 until it reached the substation by Barton County Electric where it then turned and went back west on 160 highway. Authorities say the vehicle continued until it turned at a residential driveway (before J Highway)...More >>
  • Pittsburg Fire Department shares home heating safety tips

    Pittsburg Fire Department shares home heating safety tips

    Monday, November 12 2018 12:45 PM EST2018-11-12 17:45:34 GMT
    The cold weather has finally arrived, which means residents will be turning up their thermostats and using home heating devices to stay warm. During the cold-weather months, it is especially important to make sure homes are heated safely. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), half of home heating fires occur in the months of December, January and February. To help keep residents safe this season, the Pittsburg Fire Department is sharing some essential hom...More >>
    The cold weather has finally arrived, which means residents will be turning up their thermostats and using home heating devices to stay warm. During the cold-weather months, it is especially important to make sure homes are heated safely. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), half of home heating fires occur in the months of December, January and February. To help keep residents safe this season, the Pittsburg Fire Department is sharing some essential hom...More >>
  • Joplin Museum Exhibit Features WWI Collection and Local History

    Joplin Museum Exhibit Features WWI Collection and Local History

    Monday, November 12 2018 12:13 AM EST2018-11-12 05:13:09 GMT

    Veterans of World War I and what they endured are part of   an exhibit  at the Joplin mineral museum.  

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    Veterans of World War I and what they endured are part of   an exhibit  at the Joplin mineral museum.  

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  • Local Veteran Encourages More Support for Those Battling PTSD

    Local Veteran Encourages More Support for Those Battling PTSD

    Sunday, November 11 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-11-11 23:19:40 GMT
    Air Force veteran Larry Stevicks found his calling as Commander for Fort Scott VFW Post 1165 because he knows personally how important it is to provide an opportunity for those who serve to vent abut their experience in war.  "I'm a combat veteran. I was in Udorn, Thailand for about 13 months and it just, certain things that come about that are important for them to know, and so by having a place for them to go to to air themselves a little bit without it going ...More >>
    Air Force veteran Larry Stevicks found his calling as Commander for Fort Scott VFW Post 1165 because he knows personally how important it is to provide an opportunity for those who serve to vent abut their experience in war.  "I'm a combat veteran. I was in Udorn, Thailand for about 13 months and it just, certain things that come about that are important for them to know, and so by having a place for them to go to to air themselves a little bit without it going ...More >>
  • Missouri Southern Names Jeff Sims Head Football Coach

    Missouri Southern Names Jeff Sims Head Football Coach

    Sunday, November 11 2018 3:20 PM EST2018-11-11 20:20:58 GMT

    Sims comes to Southern from Garden City CC, where he led the Broncbusters to a national title in 2016, and has them playing for another championship later this month. 

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    Sims comes to Southern from Garden City CC, where he led the Broncbusters to a national title in 2016, and has them playing for another championship later this month. 

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  • Joplin Meth Conspiracy Leader Faces Life in Prison

    Joplin Meth Conspiracy Leader Faces Life in Prison

    Saturday, November 10 2018 11:57 PM EST2018-11-11 04:57:45 GMT

    A federal jury convicted a Joplin man of leading a conspiracy to distribute meth. 36 year old Donald Loomis faces a mandatory  sentence of life  in federal prison.. 

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    A federal jury convicted a Joplin man of leading a conspiracy to distribute meth. 36 year old Donald Loomis faces a mandatory  sentence of life  in federal prison.. 

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  • BI-Centennial License Plates Planned for MO

    BI-Centennial License Plates Planned for MO

    Saturday, November 10 2018 10:52 PM EST2018-11-11 03:52:10 GMT
    Missouri license plates are getting a makeoverMissouri license plates are getting a makeover
    Missouri license plates are getting a makeoverMissouri license plates are getting a makeover

        Missouri will celebrate its 200th anniversary of statehood in 2021 and it will mark the occasion with special license plates for residents. 

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        Missouri will celebrate its 200th anniversary of statehood in 2021 and it will mark the occasion with special license plates for residents. 

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  • Local Artists Gear Up for Holiday Season with Annual Craft Shows

    Local Artists Gear Up for Holiday Season with Annual Craft Shows

    Saturday, November 10 2018 5:53 PM EST2018-11-10 22:53:21 GMT

    Lindsay Eggerman glances out the shop window as more customers file into the building where multiple vendors showcase their crafts, something that brings back memories.

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    Lindsay Eggerman glances out the shop window as more customers file into the building where multiple vendors showcase their crafts, something that brings back memories.

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  • Group fills Baxter Springs with Stars and Stripes

    Group fills Baxter Springs with Stars and Stripes

    Saturday, November 10 2018 6:52 PM EST2018-11-10 23:52:51 GMT

    Filling a southeast Kansas town with stars and strips for the Veteran's day weekend was the mission of a local non-profit.  What they didn't know, was the impact it would have on the parents of a veteran.  As proud parents to a Navy veteran, Steve and Cherie Smith usually have a flag flying on their house for Veteran's day. This year is a little different because though, because they weren't able to keep up that tradition.. luckily, they have a new larger flag f...

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    Filling a southeast Kansas town with stars and strips for the Veteran's day weekend was the mission of a local non-profit.  What they didn't know, was the impact it would have on the parents of a veteran.  As proud parents to a Navy veteran, Steve and Cherie Smith usually have a flag flying on their house for Veteran's day. This year is a little different because though, because they weren't able to keep up that tradition.. luckily, they have a new larger flag f...

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  • Joplin Wins District Title, Advances to State Semifinals

    Joplin Wins District Title, Advances to State Semifinals

    Friday, November 9 2018 11:14 PM EST2018-11-10 04:14:44 GMT
    Isaiah Davis had 333 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns, leading the Joplin Eagles to a 49-14 win over Kirkwood Friday night in the Class 6 District 3 championship game. More >>
    Isaiah Davis had 333 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns, leading the Joplin Eagles to a 49-14 win over Kirkwood Friday night in the Class 6 District 3 championship game. More >>
  • Fort Scott holds First Veteran's Day Celebration

    Fort Scott holds First Veteran's Day Celebration

    Friday, November 9 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-11-10 03:18:53 GMT

    It's a time of firsts in Fort Scott, as the city hold their first annual veterans day celebration.  Jim Scott is a veteran that served in the military for 21 years.  Jim Scott, Vietnam Veteran:"When I went in I did 5 years active duty air force, I did three tours of duty in Vietnam, I became a platoon leader in the army and I was in the guard, and I was there for 7 years, then I went back into the air force." He was just one of...

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    It's a time of firsts in Fort Scott, as the city hold their first annual veterans day celebration.  Jim Scott is a veteran that served in the military for 21 years.  Jim Scott, Vietnam Veteran:"When I went in I did 5 years active duty air force, I did three tours of duty in Vietnam, I became a platoon leader in the army and I was in the guard, and I was there for 7 years, then I went back into the air force." He was just one of...

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  • Election Tie Aftermath

    Election Tie Aftermath

    Friday, November 9 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-11-10 00:44:19 GMT

    Pittsburg Mayor Jeremy Johnson went to bed on election night thinking he'd lost the race for Crawford County Commissioner, District 3.

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    Pittsburg Mayor Jeremy Johnson went to bed on election night thinking he'd lost the race for Crawford County Commissioner, District 3.

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  • Carl Junction Class Store Opens for Business

    Carl Junction Class Store Opens for Business

    Friday, November 9 2018 4:13 PM EST2018-11-09 21:13:03 GMT
    Carl Junction Elementary students are getting hands-on experience with their new class store called "Braggin' Bulldogs." The store is part of a Project Based Learning (PBL) initiative to include real-world learning with 21st century skills, while also including state standards. Students did research to prepare for the store's opening, including applying for positions in the store, choosing what items to sell and sending letters to parents to ask for dona...More >>
    Carl Junction Elementary students are getting hands-on experience with their new class store called "Braggin' Bulldogs." The store is part of a Project Based Learning (PBL) initiative to include real-world learning with 21st century skills, while also including state standards. Students did research to prepare for the store's opening, including applying for positions in the store, choosing what items to sell and sending letters to parents to ask for dona...More >>
  • NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 11-9

    Friday, November 9 2018 12:31 PM EST2018-11-09 17:31:05 GMT
    Here's a check of today's top headlines, plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door: DUCK BOAT INDICTMENT A federal grand jury has handed down an indictment in the duck boat disaster that killed 17 people at Table Rock Lake. The grand jury indictment charges 51-year-old Kenneth Scott McKee from Mount Vernon, Missouri with 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship's officer resulting in death. PIPE BOMB Federal prosecutors says ...More >>
    Here's a check of today's top headlines, plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door: DUCK BOAT INDICTMENT A federal grand jury has handed down an indictment in the duck boat disaster that killed 17 people at Table Rock Lake. The grand jury indictment charges 51-year-old Kenneth Scott McKee from Mount Vernon, Missouri with 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship's officer resulting in death. PIPE BOMB Federal prosecutors says ...More >>
  • Taking a look at Impact of new MO Minimum Wage

    Taking a look at Impact of new MO Minimum Wage

    Thursday, November 8 2018 10:00 PM EST2018-11-09 03:00:00 GMT
    Missouri voters have approved a minimum wage hike that'll be phased in gradually -- hitting twelve dollars an hour in 20-23. But, some economists think it could cause increased product costs.  Carl Wiest is the owner of Wiestside Barbeque.. A local small business that like many struggles to stay afloat.  Carl Wiest, Owner:"It's gonna be interesting to say the least." They pay all of their employees.. including their wait staff.. more than the current ...More >>
    Missouri voters have approved a minimum wage hike that'll be phased in gradually -- hitting twelve dollars an hour in 20-23. But, some economists think it could cause increased product costs.  Carl Wiest is the owner of Wiestside Barbeque.. A local small business that like many struggles to stay afloat.  Carl Wiest, Owner:"It's gonna be interesting to say the least." They pay all of their employees.. including their wait staff.. more than the current ...More >>
  • School Districts Struggle with Shortage of Substitute Teachers

    School Districts Struggle with Shortage of Substitute Teachers

    Thursday, November 8 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-11-08 23:59:48 GMT

    School districts struggle with shortage of substitute teachers and say it's not good for students. 

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    School districts struggle with shortage of substitute teachers and say it's not good for students. 

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  • Error leads to recount in Crawford County, KS election

    Error leads to recount in Crawford County, KS election

    Thursday, November 8 2018 6:30 PM EST2018-11-08 23:30:22 GMT

    Election day results from five of the 16 polling locations in Crawford County, Kansas were added into the unofficial results twice, according to County Clerk Don Pyle. County officials released corrected unofficial results today from the November 6th, 2018 election. Pyle says the issue was discovered during the routine audit of unofficial election results on a precinct by precinct basis. The County Clerk's Office says the human error resulted in the election day votes for the preci...

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    Election day results from five of the 16 polling locations in Crawford County, Kansas were added into the unofficial results twice, according to County Clerk Don Pyle. County officials released corrected unofficial results today from the November 6th, 2018 election. Pyle says the issue was discovered during the routine audit of unofficial election results on a precinct by precinct basis. The County Clerk's Office says the human error resulted in the election day votes for the preci...

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  • Special Report: Boutique Business

    Thursday, November 8 2018 5:28 PM EST2018-11-08 22:28:51 GMT

    PART ONE It's a typical Tuesday morning at Magpies Bakery, where Taylor and her mother are whipping up sweet treats for the week. "My mom is definitely the pie maker, she does all the crust and we pitch in where we can. Charlie, my middle sister, is in charge of the cheesecakes and the cookies. I'm in charge of the French macarons and the cinnamon rolls, and it kind of all just brings together this beautiful display case on Friday's," explained Quezada, owner of Magpie...

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    PART ONE It's a typical Tuesday morning at Magpies Bakery, where Taylor and her mother are whipping up sweet treats for the week. "My mom is definitely the pie maker, she does all the crust and we pitch in where we can. Charlie, my middle sister, is in charge of the cheesecakes and the cookies. I'm in charge of the French macarons and the cinnamon rolls, and it kind of all just brings together this beautiful display case on Friday's," explained Quezada, owner of Magpie...

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  • Autopsy Results Received on Woman Found Dead in Nevada, MO Motel

    Autopsy Results Received on Woman Found Dead in Nevada, MO Motel

    Thursday, November 8 2018 1:03 PM EST2018-11-08 18:03:44 GMT
    Nevada Investigators receive autopsy results today, Nov. 8th, 2018, and say there's no suspicion of foul play in the death of a woman in southwest Missouri. On August 15th, 2018, Nevada Police were called about a deceased woman in a motel room. Authorities said it appeared she had been dead for some time. They did not confirm what motel she was found in and did not release her name. The Vernon County Coroner conducted the autopsy. According to Lt. Bastow, the autopsy reveal...More >>
    Nevada Investigators receive autopsy results today, Nov. 8th, 2018, and say there's no suspicion of foul play in the death of a woman in southwest Missouri. On August 15th, 2018, Nevada Police were called about a deceased woman in a motel room. Authorities said it appeared she had been dead for some time. They did not confirm what motel she was found in and did not release her name. The Vernon County Coroner conducted the autopsy. According to Lt. Bastow, the autopsy reveal...More >>
  • Special Report Preview: Boutique Business

    Special Report Preview: Boutique Business

    Thursday, November 8 2018 12:47 PM EST2018-11-08 17:47:07 GMT
    4-State businesses are finding creative ways to keep up with the competition. KOAM's Reporter Kate Kelley speaks with area business owners who aren't following the traditional 5-day workweek. She also puts the focus on competition within the boutique industry. Her 2-part special report will air on KOAM News at 6 and 10. Kate Kelley and Tawnya Bach preview Boutique Business on KOAM News at Noon.More >>
    4-State businesses are finding creative ways to keep up with the competition. KOAM's Reporter Kate Kelley speaks with area business owners who aren't following the traditional 5-day workweek. She also puts the focus on competition within the boutique industry. Her 2-part special report will air on KOAM News at 6 and 10. Kate Kelley and Tawnya Bach preview Boutique Business on KOAM News at Noon.More >>
  • Grand jury indicts captain of tourist boat in Missouri

    Grand jury indicts captain of tourist boat in Missouri

    Thursday, November 8 2018 1:23 PM EST2018-11-08 18:23:38 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Charges have been filed against the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including nine people from an Indiana family, federal prosecutors said Thursday. A federal indictment shows 51-year-old Kenneth Scott McKee is facing 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship's officer resulting in death. The July accident occurred when an amphibious vessel known as a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake when a sudden ...

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Charges have been filed against the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including nine people from an Indiana family, federal prosecutors said Thursday. A federal indictment shows 51-year-old Kenneth Scott McKee is facing 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship's officer resulting in death. The July accident occurred when an amphibious vessel known as a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake when a sudden ...

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  • Midterms bring out high voter numbers

    Midterms bring out high voter numbers

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 10:50 PM EST2018-11-08 03:50:40 GMT
    In some parts of the area -- it was the highest mid-term voter turnout in several election cycles. Now with all the ballots counted --we know just how strong the voter participation was in the Four-States. It was a busy day for election officials during Tuesday's general election.  Kimberly Bell, McDonald County, MO Clerk:"It was a seventeen plus hour day." Rodney Edmonson, Cherokee County, KS Clerk:"I think people are really getting energized.&q...More >>
    In some parts of the area -- it was the highest mid-term voter turnout in several election cycles. Now with all the ballots counted --we know just how strong the voter participation was in the Four-States. It was a busy day for election officials during Tuesday's general election.  Kimberly Bell, McDonald County, MO Clerk:"It was a seventeen plus hour day." Rodney Edmonson, Cherokee County, KS Clerk:"I think people are really getting energized.&q...More >>
  • Lamar Police Department Stops Taking Cats

    Lamar Police Department Stops Taking Cats

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 10:08 PM EST2018-11-08 03:08:38 GMT

        The Lamar Police Department, which doubles as the animal shelter for strays, can no longer take in cats.     We went to find out why... Rusty Rives, Lamar Police Chief: "So whenever they came in and did the inspection, last month, they gave us a report back, to say if we're in compliance or if we're not, and what we found, our kennels, specifically for our cats are not in compliance, due to height restrictions for those animals."

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        The Lamar Police Department, which doubles as the animal shelter for strays, can no longer take in cats.     We went to find out why... Rusty Rives, Lamar Police Chief: "So whenever they came in and did the inspection, last month, they gave us a report back, to say if we're in compliance or if we're not, and what we found, our kennels, specifically for our cats are not in compliance, due to height restrictions for those animals."

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  • Potential Medical Marijuana Grower and Patient React to Passage of Amendment 2

    Potential Medical Marijuana Grower and Patient React to Passage of Amendment 2

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 6:55 PM EST2018-11-07 23:55:53 GMT

    The passage of  Amendment 2 by Missouri voters  paves the way for medical marijuana growing operations  and legal use by those with certain medical diagnoses. 

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    The passage of  Amendment 2 by Missouri voters  paves the way for medical marijuana growing operations  and legal use by those with certain medical diagnoses. 

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions submits resignation

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions submits resignation

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 3:12 PM EST2018-11-07 20:12:23 GMT

    (AP) Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country's chief law enforcement officer at President Donald Trump's request. Sessions announced his plan to resign in a letter to the White House on Wednesday. Trump announced in a tweet that Sessions' chief of staff Matt Whitaker would become the new acting attorney general. The attorney general had endured more than a year of stinging and personal criticism from Trump over his recusal from the investigation into potential co...

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    (AP) Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country's chief law enforcement officer at President Donald Trump's request. Sessions announced his plan to resign in a letter to the White House on Wednesday. Trump announced in a tweet that Sessions' chief of staff Matt Whitaker would become the new acting attorney general. The attorney general had endured more than a year of stinging and personal criticism from Trump over his recusal from the investigation into potential co...

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  • Police: 80+ Tires Punctured Since Nov. 1st in Monett, MO

    Police: 80+ Tires Punctured Since Nov. 1st in Monett, MO

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 1:35 PM EST2018-11-07 18:35:52 GMT
    The Monett, Missouri Police Department asks the public for information after numerous reports of tires being punctured and flattened. Authorities say since November 1st, 2018, tires on at least 59 vehicles were punctured. They estimate the damage to be about $10,400 as of November 6th. Authorities say reports started coming in on Thursday morning (Nov. 1st), the day after Halloween. They received reports of 11 tires cut on 5 different vehicles. Police received rep...More >>
    The Monett, Missouri Police Department asks the public for information after numerous reports of tires being punctured and flattened. Authorities say since November 1st, 2018, tires on at least 59 vehicles were punctured. They estimate the damage to be about $10,400 as of November 6th. Authorities say reports started coming in on Thursday morning (Nov. 1st), the day after Halloween. They received reports of 11 tires cut on 5 different vehicles. Police received rep...More >>
  • Breaking Down the Midterm Elections

    Breaking Down the Midterm Elections

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 9:12 AM EST2018-11-07 14:12:19 GMT
    Democrats take back the House, while Republicans retain control of the U.S. Senate.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip breaks down the Midterm Elections with help from Nick Myers, the Central Chairman for the Newton County Republican Party.More >>
    Democrats take back the House, while Republicans retain control of the U.S. Senate.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip breaks down the Midterm Elections with help from Nick Myers, the Central Chairman for the Newton County Republican Party.More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-7

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-7

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 9:06 AM EST2018-11-07 14:06:11 GMT

    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley unseats incumbent democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley unseats incumbent democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Election Day Coverage

    Election Day Coverage

    Tuesday, November 6 2018 7:48 PM EST2018-11-07 00:48:16 GMT
    St. Paul's Church in JoplinSt. Paul's Church in Joplin
    A number of close races in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma are being decided right now. Reporter Chris Warner visited the Saint Paul's Church in Joplin. He says the line, still as of 6:00 p.m., continued to grow as many got off work. Officials say if you are inside and in line before polls close at 7:00 p.m., you'll still get to vote. Hover, if you arrive after 7:00 p.m., the doors will be closed. Election officials at Saint Paul's Church says they're planning on quite a long nig...More >>
    A number of close races in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma are being decided right now. Reporter Chris Warner visited the Saint Paul's Church in Joplin. He says the line, still as of 6:00 p.m., continued to grow as many got off work. Officials say if you are inside and in line before polls close at 7:00 p.m., you'll still get to vote. Hover, if you arrive after 7:00 p.m., the doors will be closed. Election officials at Saint Paul's Church says they're planning on quite a long nig...More >>
  • Students Compete in 5th Annual Job Olympics

    Students Compete in 5th Annual Job Olympics

    Tuesday, November 6 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-11-06 23:08:44 GMT
    Madisyn Miller is hard at work, putting together an order in the fast food station of this year's Job Olympics, and it's something she's glad to be a part of. "I can learn about the different skills that I need in order to get the job," explained Miller, a Fredonia High School senior. That's the main focus of this event as kids with learning disabilities from seven different Kansas school districts get the chance to compete in activities to prepare them for the future....More >>
    Madisyn Miller is hard at work, putting together an order in the fast food station of this year's Job Olympics, and it's something she's glad to be a part of. "I can learn about the different skills that I need in order to get the job," explained Miller, a Fredonia High School senior. That's the main focus of this event as kids with learning disabilities from seven different Kansas school districts get the chance to compete in activities to prepare them for the future....More >>
  • Child Death Investigation in Southeast Kansas

    Child Death Investigation in Southeast Kansas

    Tuesday, November 6 2018 4:21 PM EST2018-11-06 21:21:31 GMT
    The Bourbon County Sheriff releases information about the death of a 23-month-old. On November 2nd, 2018, around 10:20 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 800 block of Grand Road on a report of a missing child. The deputy arrived and was told that the reported missing child was found near a pond on the property. The Sheriff's Office says the deputy got to the area of the pond and noticed that a person was giving CPR to the child. The deputy assisted giving CPR to the child. Rur...More >>
    The Bourbon County Sheriff releases information about the death of a 23-month-old. On November 2nd, 2018, around 10:20 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 800 block of Grand Road on a report of a missing child. The deputy arrived and was told that the reported missing child was found near a pond on the property. The Sheriff's Office says the deputy got to the area of the pond and noticed that a person was giving CPR to the child. The deputy assisted giving CPR to the child. Rur...More >>
  • Final Push Before Midterms

    Final Push Before Midterms

    Monday, November 5 2018 8:24 PM EST2018-11-06 01:24:03 GMT

    In less than 24 hours, 4-Staters head to the polls to make their voices heard. Local Democrat and Republican volunteers have been working tirelessly to win your vote for their party, and that's what they're up to on the eve of the midterms. 

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    In less than 24 hours, 4-Staters head to the polls to make their voices heard. Local Democrat and Republican volunteers have been working tirelessly to win your vote for their party, and that's what they're up to on the eve of the midterms. 

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  • Attorney for Man Accused of Shooting Jasper County Deputy Files Continuance

    Attorney for Man Accused of Shooting Jasper County Deputy Files Continuance

    Monday, November 5 2018 8:05 PM EST2018-11-06 01:05:43 GMT

    The defense attorney for E.F. Fitchpatrick, Jr. asked for a continuance today, November 5th, 2018. Fitchpatrick, Jr. is accused of shooting a Jasper County Sheriff's deputy leading to a standoff in Joplin, Missouri. The shooting happened on March 1st, 2017. The Ozark Drug Enforcement Team was serving a warrant at the Econo Lodge on Range Line Road in Joplin. As officers tried to go in, a shot was fired and hit Jasper County Deputy Nolan Murray. The bullet hit a part of Murray's chest...

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    The defense attorney for E.F. Fitchpatrick, Jr. asked for a continuance today, November 5th, 2018. Fitchpatrick, Jr. is accused of shooting a Jasper County Sheriff's deputy leading to a standoff in Joplin, Missouri. The shooting happened on March 1st, 2017. The Ozark Drug Enforcement Team was serving a warrant at the Econo Lodge on Range Line Road in Joplin. As officers tried to go in, a shot was fired and hit Jasper County Deputy Nolan Murray. The bullet hit a part of Murray's chest...

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  • City of Pittsburg Names New Police Chief

    City of Pittsburg Names New Police Chief

    Monday, November 5 2018 6:52 PM EST2018-11-05 23:52:20 GMT

    The City of Pittsburg announces its selection of Brent Narges as the new chief of police for the Pittsburg Police Department. Narges was named interim chief of police in June following the retirement of former chief of police Mendy Hulvey.

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    The City of Pittsburg announces its selection of Brent Narges as the new chief of police for the Pittsburg Police Department. Narges was named interim chief of police in June following the retirement of former chief of police Mendy Hulvey.

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  • Webb City Man Charged with Assault on Law Enforcement Officer

    Webb City Man Charged with Assault on Law Enforcement Officer

    Monday, November 5 2018 12:57 PM EST2018-11-05 17:57:32 GMT
    Joplin, MO (Nov. 2, 2018)Joplin, MO (Nov. 2, 2018)

    The Jasper County Prosecutor's office charges John Blanton with first degree assault on law enforcement, armed criminal action, first degree tampering with a motor vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property and felony resisting arrest. Blanton also had numerous warrants out for his arrest at the time of the incident. On Friday, November 2nd, 2018 shortly after 1:00 p.m., the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team contacted Joplin police about a stolen vehicle they ...

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    The Jasper County Prosecutor's office charges John Blanton with first degree assault on law enforcement, armed criminal action, first degree tampering with a motor vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property and felony resisting arrest. Blanton also had numerous warrants out for his arrest at the time of the incident. On Friday, November 2nd, 2018 shortly after 1:00 p.m., the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team contacted Joplin police about a stolen vehicle they ...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-5

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-5

    Monday, November 5 2018 9:50 AM EST2018-11-05 14:50:23 GMT

    The time change brought with it a call to change out smoke alarm batteries.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    The time change brought with it a call to change out smoke alarm batteries.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Flute Circle Meeting In Joplin

    Flute Circle Meeting In Joplin

    Sunday, November 4 2018 8:35 PM EST2018-11-05 01:35:26 GMT
         Over in Joplin today, a monthly meeting of flute players.  But these flute players are part of a special group, the Joplin Native American Flute Circle.  Organizers say it's a great way to bring unity and unique ideas together for beginners and experienced musicians alike. Gordan Keyler, Flute Player: "There is something about the music, the ancient music it touches something deep within people its relaxing its peaceful and its an instrument an...More >>
         Over in Joplin today, a monthly meeting of flute players.  But these flute players are part of a special group, the Joplin Native American Flute Circle.  Organizers say it's a great way to bring unity and unique ideas together for beginners and experienced musicians alike. Gordan Keyler, Flute Player: "There is something about the music, the ancient music it touches something deep within people its relaxing its peaceful and its an instrument an...More >>
  • McCaskill, Hawley, Making Final Campaign Stops

    McCaskill, Hawley, Making Final Campaign Stops

    Sunday, November 4 2018 8:31 PM EST2018-11-05 01:31:47 GMT
        In Missouri, both Senator Claire McCaskill and her opponent, Attorney General Josh Hawley, making campaign stops in the state.  McCaskill making a stop in Florissant today stopping at a local Walmart.  McCaskill met with supporters and spoke about the campaign trips she's made and tackled issues facing the state.  She also took the time to speak about Josh Hawley. Senator Claire McCaskill, (D), Missouri:  "It's clear that this is really, rea...More >>
        In Missouri, both Senator Claire McCaskill and her opponent, Attorney General Josh Hawley, making campaign stops in the state.  McCaskill making a stop in Florissant today stopping at a local Walmart.  McCaskill met with supporters and spoke about the campaign trips she's made and tackled issues facing the state.  She also took the time to speak about Josh Hawley. Senator Claire McCaskill, (D), Missouri:  "It's clear that this is really, rea...More >>
  • Public Sight-In Day Draws Out Local Target Shooters

    Public Sight-In Day Draws Out Local Target Shooters

    Monday, November 5 2018 12:22 PM EST2018-11-05 17:22:34 GMT

    The shots at this firing range in Galena, Kansas echo through the valley as shooters line up throughout the day to take their shot at distant targets. One such shooter, is Aaron Kesinger, who would not normally be here, since he's not currently a member of this shooting club, but he's taking full advantage of the day's public access. "It's pretty handy, there's not a whole lot of ranges around from what I'm aware of that let you go out to a hundred yards. So it's really nice t...

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    The shots at this firing range in Galena, Kansas echo through the valley as shooters line up throughout the day to take their shot at distant targets. One such shooter, is Aaron Kesinger, who would not normally be here, since he's not currently a member of this shooting club, but he's taking full advantage of the day's public access. "It's pretty handy, there's not a whole lot of ranges around from what I'm aware of that let you go out to a hundred yards. So it's really nice t...

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  • Bikers Gather for 34th Annual Pittsburg Toy Run

    Bikers Gather for 34th Annual Pittsburg Toy Run

    Saturday, November 3 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-11-03 23:25:15 GMT

    Bikers from across the area gather to purchase toys for the Salvation Army during their 34th Annual Toy Drive. 

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    Bikers from across the area gather to purchase toys for the Salvation Army during their 34th Annual Toy Drive. 

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  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church Kicks Off 69th Annual Turkey Dinner and Silent Auction

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church Kicks Off 69th Annual Turkey Dinner and Silent Auction

    Saturday, November 3 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-11-03 22:54:38 GMT

    November is a busy month for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church as it kicks off its 69th Annual Turkey Dinner and Silent Auction. 

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    November is a busy month for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church as it kicks off its 69th Annual Turkey Dinner and Silent Auction. 

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  • Fire Officials Urge: "Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries"

    Fire Officials Urge: "Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries"

    Saturday, November 3 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-11-03 22:04:58 GMT

    The time change brings a call to change out smoke alarm batteries. 

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    The time change brings a call to change out smoke alarm batteries. 

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  • Hundreds of Students Visit Cato, KS to Learn 1860's History

    Hundreds of Students Visit Cato, KS to Learn 1860's History

    Friday, November 2 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-11-03 00:57:05 GMT
    Kids learn by stepping back in time..    Six hundred 4th and 5th graders visited Cato, Kansas Friday.  The learned about life for kids  in the 1860's at the old school house where they found blacksmiths and branding demonstrations.. Presenters also demonstrated flint knapping, Students could also play frontier era games and take wagon rides.. While there was fun involved,  teachers thought the  kids  could take away something about students of ...More >>
    Kids learn by stepping back in time..    Six hundred 4th and 5th graders visited Cato, Kansas Friday.  The learned about life for kids  in the 1860's at the old school house where they found blacksmiths and branding demonstrations.. Presenters also demonstrated flint knapping, Students could also play frontier era games and take wagon rides.. While there was fun involved,  teachers thought the  kids  could take away something about students of ...More >>
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