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  • Vigil Planned to Honor Joplin Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Vigil Planned to Honor Joplin Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:32:34 GMT

    The community plans a vigil to honor  a Joplin officer and his wife, both killed in a motorcycle crash.

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    The community plans a vigil to honor  a Joplin officer and his wife, both killed in a motorcycle crash.

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  • A Joplin Officer and Wife Killed in Crash

    A Joplin Officer and Wife Killed in Crash

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:25:49 GMT
    David and Stacey BrewerDavid and Stacey Brewer

    According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the two-vehicle crash happened at NW 100th and Highway 160 west of Columbus, Kansas around 9:59 a.m. Friday morning, July 20th, 2018. Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Highway 160 when a 2007 Pontiac passenger car pulled onto the highway and the two vehicles collided. 42-year-old David Brewer was driving the motorcycle. His wife, 41-year-old Stacey Brewe...

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    According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the two-vehicle crash happened at NW 100th and Highway 160 west of Columbus, Kansas around 9:59 a.m. Friday morning, July 20th, 2018. Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Highway 160 when a 2007 Pontiac passenger car pulled onto the highway and the two vehicles collided. 42-year-old David Brewer was driving the motorcycle. His wife, 41-year-old Stacey Brewe...

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  • Miami Arson/Burglary Arrest, Court Documents Received

    Miami Arson/Burglary Arrest, Court Documents Received

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:01:20 GMT
    Joseph WilliamsJoseph Williams
    Joseph WilliamsJoseph Williams
    KOAM/FOX 14 receives court documents after a Miami, Oklahoma man is arrested for arson, burglary and drug possession. The Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office has charged 29-year-old Joseph Williams with the following: -One count of second degree arson (felony) for setting fire to Anders Shoes located at 27 South Main Street on July 10th, 2018 -Two counts of second degree burglary (felony) for breaking and entering into Anders Shoes twice in July of 2018 -One count of possession of...More >>
    KOAM/FOX 14 receives court documents after a Miami, Oklahoma man is arrested for arson, burglary and drug possession. The Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office has charged 29-year-old Joseph Williams with the following: -One count of second degree arson (felony) for setting fire to Anders Shoes located at 27 South Main Street on July 10th, 2018 -Two counts of second degree burglary (felony) for breaking and entering into Anders Shoes twice in July of 2018 -One count of possession of...More >>
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  • Vigil Honors Lives Lost In Motorcycle Accident

    Vigil Honors Lives Lost In Motorcycle Accident

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-07-22 03:02:41 GMT

    A crowd of friends and strangers gather around the family of the Brewers-- because as Michael Mort says, he didn't have to know David to show that he cares. 

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    A crowd of friends and strangers gather around the family of the Brewers-- because as Michael Mort says, he didn't have to know David to show that he cares. 

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  • National Flag Tour visits Joplin

    National Flag Tour visits Joplin

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:26:16 GMT
    A cross country motorcycle tour is working to honor America's service members by carrying an American flag through every state -- including Missouri. Steve Lea is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Navy from 1969 until 1977.   He's just one of many veterans, honored to carry the flag in this years patriot ride.  Steve Lea, Joplin Harley Owners Group:"As a veteran myself, and always giving to my community, I am very honored. This is an honor I do n...More >>
    A cross country motorcycle tour is working to honor America's service members by carrying an American flag through every state -- including Missouri. Steve Lea is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Navy from 1969 until 1977.   He's just one of many veterans, honored to carry the flag in this years patriot ride.  Steve Lea, Joplin Harley Owners Group:"As a veteran myself, and always giving to my community, I am very honored. This is an honor I do n...More >>
  • Motorcycle Safety Tips Shared

    Motorcycle Safety Tips Shared

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:06:21 GMT

    Those at Hideout Harley Davidson were already conducting safety training today. 

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    Those at Hideout Harley Davidson were already conducting safety training today. 

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  • Vigil Planned to Honor Joplin Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Vigil Planned to Honor Joplin Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:32:34 GMT

    The community plans a vigil to honor  a Joplin officer and his wife, both killed in a motorcycle crash.

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    The community plans a vigil to honor  a Joplin officer and his wife, both killed in a motorcycle crash.

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  • Four State Farm Show Attracts New Vendors

    Four State Farm Show Attracts New Vendors

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:50:43 GMT

    Anthony Coblentz has attended the Four State Farm Show since he was a little boy. 

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    Anthony Coblentz has attended the Four State Farm Show since he was a little boy. 

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  • A Joplin Officer and Wife Killed in Crash

    A Joplin Officer and Wife Killed in Crash

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:25:49 GMT
    David and Stacey BrewerDavid and Stacey Brewer

    According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the two-vehicle crash happened at NW 100th and Highway 160 west of Columbus, Kansas around 9:59 a.m. Friday morning, July 20th, 2018. Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Highway 160 when a 2007 Pontiac passenger car pulled onto the highway and the two vehicles collided. 42-year-old David Brewer was driving the motorcycle. His wife, 41-year-old Stacey Brewe...

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    According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the two-vehicle crash happened at NW 100th and Highway 160 west of Columbus, Kansas around 9:59 a.m. Friday morning, July 20th, 2018. Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Highway 160 when a 2007 Pontiac passenger car pulled onto the highway and the two vehicles collided. 42-year-old David Brewer was driving the motorcycle. His wife, 41-year-old Stacey Brewe...

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  • Miami Arson/Burglary Arrest, Court Documents Received

    Miami Arson/Burglary Arrest, Court Documents Received

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:01:20 GMT
    Joseph WilliamsJoseph Williams
    Joseph WilliamsJoseph Williams
    KOAM/FOX 14 receives court documents after a Miami, Oklahoma man is arrested for arson, burglary and drug possession. The Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office has charged 29-year-old Joseph Williams with the following: -One count of second degree arson (felony) for setting fire to Anders Shoes located at 27 South Main Street on July 10th, 2018 -Two counts of second degree burglary (felony) for breaking and entering into Anders Shoes twice in July of 2018 -One count of possession of...More >>
    KOAM/FOX 14 receives court documents after a Miami, Oklahoma man is arrested for arson, burglary and drug possession. The Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office has charged 29-year-old Joseph Williams with the following: -One count of second degree arson (felony) for setting fire to Anders Shoes located at 27 South Main Street on July 10th, 2018 -Two counts of second degree burglary (felony) for breaking and entering into Anders Shoes twice in July of 2018 -One count of possession of...More >>
  • Duck Boat Victims Identified

    Duck Boat Victims Identified

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:34:12 GMT
    Branson Duck BoatBranson Duck Boat

    Authorities say 17 people are dead and all are accounted for after a duck boat capsizes in Branson, Missouri.

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    Authorities say 17 people are dead and all are accounted for after a duck boat capsizes in Branson, Missouri.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-20

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-20

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:20:04 GMT

    Authorities say at least 11 people are dead after a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious boat capsizes on Table Rock Lake.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Authorities say at least 11 people are dead after a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious boat capsizes on Table Rock Lake.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • As Marian Days Get Closer, A Former Vietnamese Refugee Reflects On His Journey Here

    As Marian Days Get Closer, A Former Vietnamese Refugee Reflects On His Journey Here

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:22:23 GMT
        The annual Marian Days celebration is drawing closer in Carthage.     For the tens of thousands of Vietnamese who make the annual pilgrimage, this celebration, holds a special place in their hearts. Father Paul Tran: "So, like I was one of the 'boat people.'" The "boat people" are one of the main groups of Vietnam refugees highlighted in the documentary "Vietnamerica" which was screened by members of the Carthage Chamber ...More >>
        The annual Marian Days celebration is drawing closer in Carthage.     For the tens of thousands of Vietnamese who make the annual pilgrimage, this celebration, holds a special place in their hearts. Father Paul Tran: "So, like I was one of the 'boat people.'" The "boat people" are one of the main groups of Vietnam refugees highlighted in the documentary "Vietnamerica" which was screened by members of the Carthage Chamber ...More >>
  • "Mass Casualty Incident" at Table Rock Lake

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:50:00 GMT
        The Southern Stone County, Missouri fire protection district says it and multiple agencies are working a "mass casualty event" at Table Rock Lake.     According to the district's Facebook page, crews are staging at the Branson Belle dock, but the crash did not involve the Belle.     No word yet on the number of casualties.        More >>
        The Southern Stone County, Missouri fire protection district says it and multiple agencies are working a "mass casualty event" at Table Rock Lake.     According to the district's Facebook page, crews are staging at the Branson Belle dock, but the crash did not involve the Belle.     No word yet on the number of casualties.        More >>
  • Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:50:15 GMT

    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

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    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

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  • Joplin Man Sentenced For Cherokee County Thefts

    Joplin Man Sentenced For Cherokee County Thefts

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:06:18 GMT
    Christopher WhitneyChristopher Whitney

    A Joplin man who plead guilty to two separate thefts in Cherokee County received a sentence on July 10, 2018. Christopher Whitney was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing personal property from rural home in Galena, KS and stealing a vehicle from a home near Rive ton, KS. After the two burglaries, Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Whitney, where they found the stolen items and a quantity of methamphetamine. Prior to the sentenc...

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    A Joplin man who plead guilty to two separate thefts in Cherokee County received a sentence on July 10, 2018. Christopher Whitney was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing personal property from rural home in Galena, KS and stealing a vehicle from a home near Rive ton, KS. After the two burglaries, Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Whitney, where they found the stolen items and a quantity of methamphetamine. Prior to the sentenc...

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  • Updated: 6-year-old in ICU, Knocked Unconscious by Softball

    Updated: 6-year-old in ICU, Knocked Unconscious by Softball

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:21:07 GMT

    She was taken to surgery where part of her skull was removed to get a blood clot and allow for swelling.

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    She was taken to surgery where part of her skull was removed to get a blood clot and allow for swelling.

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  • Area Bright Futures schools partner to Stuff the Bus

    Area Bright Futures schools partner to Stuff the Bus

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:46:24 GMT

    Each year, families around the area struggle to provide the supplies their children need to be successful in school. Bright Futures Carl Junction, Carthage, Joplin, Neosho, and Seneca are teaming up to sponsor Stuff the Bus to help area families meet this need. The program is a school supply drive that will take place in July and August at various retail locations. Community members are all encouraged to donate school supplies by dropping them off at the buses on these days. Stu...

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    Each year, families around the area struggle to provide the supplies their children need to be successful in school. Bright Futures Carl Junction, Carthage, Joplin, Neosho, and Seneca are teaming up to sponsor Stuff the Bus to help area families meet this need. The program is a school supply drive that will take place in July and August at various retail locations. Community members are all encouraged to donate school supplies by dropping them off at the buses on these days. Stu...

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  • Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Kansas fair vendors

    Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Kansas fair vendors

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:32:30 GMT

    (AP) - Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest. Police Cpl. Jonathan Wear said the suspects have been jailed without bond in Van Buren, Arkansas, on suspicion of abuse of a corpse, felony theft and tamp...

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    (AP) - Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest. Police Cpl. Jonathan Wear said the suspects have been jailed without bond in Van Buren, Arkansas, on suspicion of abuse of a corpse, felony theft and tamp...

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  • MSSU Announces Videoboard Project

    MSSU Announces Videoboard Project

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:35:23 GMT

    The $1.3M dollar project is entirely funded by the Missouri Southern Foundation and donors. The LED video display will be 30 feet high and 66 feet wide.

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    The $1.3M dollar project is entirely funded by the Missouri Southern Foundation and donors. The LED video display will be 30 feet high and 66 feet wide.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-19

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-19

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:53 AM EDT2018-07-19 10:53:32 GMT

    Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer spoke at PSU on Wednesday.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer spoke at PSU on Wednesday.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Neosho School District Makes a Big Change to Their Drug Testing Policy

    Neosho School District Makes a Big Change to Their Drug Testing Policy

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:38:07 GMT

    With the kickoff of the 2018-2019 school year, Neosho School District students who apply for a school parking pass will enter themselves into the district's pool of students eligible for random drug testing. 

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    With the kickoff of the 2018-2019 school year, Neosho School District students who apply for a school parking pass will enter themselves into the district's pool of students eligible for random drug testing. 

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  • Police & Fire Unions Weigh In On New Joplin Pay Plan

    Police & Fire Unions Weigh In On New Joplin Pay Plan

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:29:26 GMT

        The City of Joplin recently approved a new pay plan for city employees, set to go into effect August 4th.     But, is it enough to keep qualified police officers and fire fighters?     While there are still questions as to exactly how individual employees pay will be affected - the biggest question of all - is how to fund the increases.

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        The City of Joplin recently approved a new pay plan for city employees, set to go into effect August 4th.     But, is it enough to keep qualified police officers and fire fighters?     While there are still questions as to exactly how individual employees pay will be affected - the biggest question of all - is how to fund the increases.

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  • Miami Schools Adds Classes for 3&4 Year Olds; Competition for Daycare

    Miami Schools Adds Classes for 3&4 Year Olds; Competition for Daycare

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:47:05 GMT

    Miami school district is adding classes for three and four year olds  to help retain both teachers and students. 

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    Miami school district is adding classes for three and four year olds  to help retain both teachers and students. 

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  • Arson Suspect Arrested in Miami, Oklahoma

    Arson Suspect Arrested in Miami, Oklahoma

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:47:50 GMT
    Anders Shoes (7/10/18)Anders Shoes (7/10/18)
    Anders Shoes (7/10/18)Anders Shoes (7/10/18)
    The Miami, Oklahoma Police Department makes an arrest in a recent arson case. On July 10th, 2018, Anders Shoes was destroyed in a suspicious fire. The store is one of Miami's oldest businesses. The store is owned by 103-year-old Dena Ander. The fire came after the store was burglarized on July 7th and again on July 9th. The store had also been recently vandalized. On July 17th, police arrested a 29-year-old in connection to the arson fire. Authorities say he became a person o...More >>
    The Miami, Oklahoma Police Department makes an arrest in a recent arson case. On July 10th, 2018, Anders Shoes was destroyed in a suspicious fire. The store is one of Miami's oldest businesses. The store is owned by 103-year-old Dena Ander. The fire came after the store was burglarized on July 7th and again on July 9th. The store had also been recently vandalized. On July 17th, police arrested a 29-year-old in connection to the arson fire. Authorities say he became a person o...More >>
  • Child Death Investigation in Jasper County, MO

    Child Death Investigation in Jasper County, MO

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-07-18 19:58:36 GMT

    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of a 3-year-old. On July 16th, 2018 just before 4:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of County Road 118 and Jolt lane. Authorities say the call was about a 3-year-old male that was found to be deceased. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled. Sheriff Randee Kaiser says a preliminary investigation suggests that this was an accidental death. No other details have been released.

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    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of a 3-year-old. On July 16th, 2018 just before 4:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of County Road 118 and Jolt lane. Authorities say the call was about a 3-year-old male that was found to be deceased. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled. Sheriff Randee Kaiser says a preliminary investigation suggests that this was an accidental death. No other details have been released.

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  • Miami Public Schools Adding 3 & 4 Year Old Classes: Impacting Local Daycare

    Miami Public Schools Adding 3 & 4 Year Old Classes: Impacting Local Daycare

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:59:40 GMT

    Miami schools is expanding its four year old pre-kindergarten program and adding a class for three year old children.  

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    Miami schools is expanding its four year old pre-kindergarten program and adding a class for three year old children.  

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  • CEO Resigns from Great Plains Development Authority

    CEO Resigns from Great Plains Development Authority

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:21:42 GMT
    Great Plains Development Authority CEO Daniel Mann's last day on the job will be July 31st, 2018. The board of directors accepted his letter of resignation at a special meeting on July 18th. Mann tendered his resignation on June 30th. The board delayed taking action until now in order to resolve issues related to Mann's employment agreement. The board thanked Mann for his dedication to the project of redevelopment of the former Kansas Army Ammunition facility. Under Mann's leadersh...More >>
    Great Plains Development Authority CEO Daniel Mann's last day on the job will be July 31st, 2018. The board of directors accepted his letter of resignation at a special meeting on July 18th. Mann tendered his resignation on June 30th. The board delayed taking action until now in order to resolve issues related to Mann's employment agreement. The board thanked Mann for his dedication to the project of redevelopment of the former Kansas Army Ammunition facility. Under Mann's leadersh...More >>
  • Day 4: Guilty Verdict in Iola Murder Trial

    Day 4: Guilty Verdict in Iola Murder Trial

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:14:15 GMT
    Joshua KnappJoshua Knapp

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

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

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-18

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-18

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-07-18 12:50:25 GMT

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

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

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  • Labette County Gets a New Public Health Administrator

    Labette County Gets a New Public Health Administrator

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-07-18 02:33:15 GMT

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

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

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  • Smoke Test of Joplin Sewer Pipes Detects Inflow of Rainwater Causes

    Smoke Test of Joplin Sewer Pipes Detects Inflow of Rainwater Causes

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:02:47 GMT

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

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

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  • Anderson Announces Three Signees for PSU Men's Basketball

    Anderson Announces Three Signees for PSU Men's Basketball

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:56:58 GMT

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

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

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  • MSSU: Newest Addition is Growing Exponentially

    MSSU: Newest Addition is Growing Exponentially

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-07-17 21:57:29 GMT
    MSSU Nixon HallMSSU Nixon Hall

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

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

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  • PSU Reveals 2018-19 Entertainment Lineup

    PSU Reveals 2018-19 Entertainment Lineup

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:28:49 GMT
    PSU Bicknell Family Center for the ArtsPSU Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

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

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

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  • Joplin Officer Threatened by Molotov Cocktail

    Joplin Officer Threatened by Molotov Cocktail

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:59:22 GMT
    JPDJPD

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

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

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  • Parsons Police Investigate Unresponsive Child

    Update: Parsons Police Investigate Child Death as Accidental

    Update: Parsons Police Investigate Child Death as Accidental

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:30:58 GMT

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

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

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-17

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-07-17 12:29:38 GMT

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

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

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  • Webb City All-Stars Claim District Title

    Webb City All-Stars Claim District Title

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

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

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

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  • Joplin Council Approves Raises For Police, Fire

    Joplin Council Approves Raises For Police, Fire

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:32:53 GMT

          The Joplin City Council met tonight, a full agenda, but one item received a lot of attention - an ordinance to fund a pay raise for police and fire personnel. This ordinance tonight is the result of several weeks of research and discussions to get police and fire salaries up to a more comparable level.

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          The Joplin City Council met tonight, a full agenda, but one item received a lot of attention - an ordinance to fund a pay raise for police and fire personnel. This ordinance tonight is the result of several weeks of research and discussions to get police and fire salaries up to a more comparable level.

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  • Local Use Tax On August Ballot

    Local Use Tax On August Ballot

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:08:12 GMT

    Erik Bartlett, who owns his own business, explains why he is in favor of the local use tax.

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    Erik Bartlett, who owns his own business, explains why he is in favor of the local use tax.

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  • MIAA Football Media Day Schedule Released

    MIAA Football Media Day Schedule Released

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

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

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

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  • Jasper & Newton Counties, 9 Routes Scheduled for Resurfacing

    Jasper & Newton Counties, 9 Routes Scheduled for Resurfacing

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

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

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

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-16

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-16

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

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

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

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  • Chanute Church Holds Active Shooter Response Training for Congregation

    Chanute Church Holds Active Shooter Response Training for Congregation

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

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

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

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  • Food Pantry In Need

    Food Pantry In Need

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:36:32 GMT

    It might look like just a small box, but members of Unity Church, like Ann Leach who has actively attended more than 30 years, sees it as much more than that.

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    It might look like just a small box, but members of Unity Church, like Ann Leach who has actively attended more than 30 years, sees it as much more than that.

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  • Tacos Raise Funds for Youth

    Tacos Raise Funds for Youth

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:23:27 GMT

    At the Unity Church of Joplin, kids got together to feed their hungry congregation for a good cause.

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    At the Unity Church of Joplin, kids got together to feed their hungry congregation for a good cause.

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  • Suspect in Three KC Police Officer Shootings Killed by Police

    Suspect in Three KC Police Officer Shootings Killed by Police

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

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

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

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  • Lawsuits Could Derail Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Lawsuits Could Derail Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

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

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

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

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  • Joplin Relay for Life

    Joplin Relay for Life

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:13:13 GMT
    Dozens in Joplin are putting forward momentum into the fight against cancer.  The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life took place at MSSU's Leggett and Platt Athletic Center this evening.  The walk was started by several cancer survivors and their families.  There was also information available on cancer and ways to help prevent it.  Funds raised at the event go toward research efforts for curing several kinds of cancer. Ashley Clair, Relay for L...More >>
    Dozens in Joplin are putting forward momentum into the fight against cancer.  The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life took place at MSSU's Leggett and Platt Athletic Center this evening.  The walk was started by several cancer survivors and their families.  There was also information available on cancer and ways to help prevent it.  Funds raised at the event go toward research efforts for curing several kinds of cancer. Ashley Clair, Relay for L...More >>
  • Joplin Pride Fest Comes to Downtown

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:00:54 GMT
    An annual event that advocates for equality and diversity.. almost didn't happen this year.  Joplin Pride Fest 2018 kicked off on Joplin Street in downtown Joplin.  Jackson Crawford, Joplin Resident:"It is more than   I imagined." To say that Jackson and Jeannine Crawford are excited about this years Joplin Pride Fest.. would be an under statement.  The siblings came out to their parents and people at school a little over a year ago - and they say...More >>
    An annual event that advocates for equality and diversity.. almost didn't happen this year.  Joplin Pride Fest 2018 kicked off on Joplin Street in downtown Joplin.  Jackson Crawford, Joplin Resident:"It is more than   I imagined." To say that Jackson and Jeannine Crawford are excited about this years Joplin Pride Fest.. would be an under statement.  The siblings came out to their parents and people at school a little over a year ago - and they say...More >>
  • Fans of "Hamilton" Get Together

    Fans of "Hamilton" Get Together

    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:58:48 GMT

    Kids at the Joplin Public Library went back in time with a fandom fest dedicated to Hamilton, the musical. 

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    Kids at the Joplin Public Library went back in time with a fandom fest dedicated to Hamilton, the musical. 

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  • 75th Carver Day Brings in Big Crowd

    75th Carver Day Brings in Big Crowd

    Saturday, July 14 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-07-14 21:47:23 GMT

    George Washington Carver National Park is celebrating 75 years with its annual Carver Day.

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    George Washington Carver National Park is celebrating 75 years with its annual Carver Day.

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  • Safety Fair Keeps Kids Cruising

    Safety Fair Keeps Kids Cruising

    Saturday, July 14 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-14 21:19:29 GMT

    The second annual youth safety fair in Webb City gave kids a chance to meet emergency personnel and score some free bikes.

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    The second annual youth safety fair in Webb City gave kids a chance to meet emergency personnel and score some free bikes.

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  • Bobby Bourne Jr. Pleads Guilty To Murdering Adriaunna Horton

    Bobby Bourne Jr. Pleads Guilty To Murdering Adriaunna Horton

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:00:53 GMT

        The man accused of killing 12 year old Adriaunna Horton in August of 2013, pleaded guilty today - and will spend the rest of his life behind bars.     The crime rocked the community of Golden City - and left many, demanding justice.     Now, family members say...justice, has been served.

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        The man accused of killing 12 year old Adriaunna Horton in August of 2013, pleaded guilty today - and will spend the rest of his life behind bars.     The crime rocked the community of Golden City - and left many, demanding justice.     Now, family members say...justice, has been served.

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  • Both Sides of the Aisle: Missouri Right to Work

    Both Sides of the Aisle: Missouri Right to Work

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:34:44 GMT

    Missouri Senate Bill 19-- commonly referred to as "Missouri Right to Work" -- mandates that no person can be required to pay dues or join a labor union as a condition of employment. The bill was passed by the general assembly and signed into law by former governor Greitens in 2017 - but enough signatures were gathered to put it on the august ballot as "Proposition A". Nick Myers with the Newton County Republican Committee says it is right for the state because it...

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    Missouri Senate Bill 19-- commonly referred to as "Missouri Right to Work" -- mandates that no person can be required to pay dues or join a labor union as a condition of employment. The bill was passed by the general assembly and signed into law by former governor Greitens in 2017 - but enough signatures were gathered to put it on the august ballot as "Proposition A". Nick Myers with the Newton County Republican Committee says it is right for the state because it...

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  • Youth Program Wanted in Neosho

    Youth Program Wanted in Neosho

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:13:22 GMT

    Calls for a Boys & Girls Club in Neosho are gaining momentum. An advisory board plans to go before city council next Tuesday to talk about getting this idea off the ground.

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    Calls for a Boys & Girls Club in Neosho are gaining momentum. An advisory board plans to go before city council next Tuesday to talk about getting this idea off the ground.

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  • Guilty Plea in the Murder of Adriaunna Horton

    Guilty Plea in the Murder of Adriaunna Horton

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

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

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

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  • Former KS Trooper Sentenced for Using Excessive Force

    Former KS Trooper Sentenced for Using Excessive Force

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

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-13

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

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

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

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  • Frontenac Wins Opener at Cal Ripken State Tournament

    Frontenac Wins Opener at Cal Ripken State Tournament

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

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

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

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  • Oklahoma Picked to Win 4th Straight Big 12 Title

    Oklahoma Picked to Win 4th Straight Big 12 Title

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

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

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

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  • Girard HS Breaks Ground on Turf Project

    Girard HS Breaks Ground on Turf Project

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

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

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

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  • Missourians Could Vote on Medical Marijuana, Some Law Enforcement Concerned

    Missourians Could Vote on Medical Marijuana, Some Law Enforcement Concerned

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:43:09 GMT

        Come November 6th, voters in Missouri may be faced with the question of whether or not to legalize medical marijuana in the state.     One group is working to ensure things go smoothly if it's passed, but some local law enforcement officials, are concerned it'll bring more problems than it will solve.

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        Come November 6th, voters in Missouri may be faced with the question of whether or not to legalize medical marijuana in the state.     One group is working to ensure things go smoothly if it's passed, but some local law enforcement officials, are concerned it'll bring more problems than it will solve.

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  • Missouri Income Tax Cuts

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-07-13 01:34:35 GMT
    Tax payers in the show-me-state could see more of the money they earn.. thanks to new legislation signed by Governor Parson. Thursday morning, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 2540 into law.  The governor's office says it's the first step to long -term tax reform in the state.  The legislation reduces the top income tax rate in the state by four-tenths of one-percent. That means that Missouri's current income tax rate of five-point-eight-percent will reduce ...More >>
    Tax payers in the show-me-state could see more of the money they earn.. thanks to new legislation signed by Governor Parson. Thursday morning, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 2540 into law.  The governor's office says it's the first step to long -term tax reform in the state.  The legislation reduces the top income tax rate in the state by four-tenths of one-percent. That means that Missouri's current income tax rate of five-point-eight-percent will reduce ...More >>
  • Trio Program Takes Junior High Kids to College and Career Sites

    Trio Program Takes Junior High Kids to College and Career Sites

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

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

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

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  • Identity Released: Body Found Near I-44

    Identity Released: Body Found Near I-44

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

    Southeast Kansas Police Officer Arrested

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

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

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

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  • Surprise Crew: Ewert Pool

    Surprise Crew: Ewert Pool

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

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

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

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-12

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-12

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

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

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

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  • New Proposed Steel Tariffs Could Hurt Local Manufacturers, But Lawmakers Say They Will Help In The Long Run

    New Proposed Steel Tariffs Could Hurt Local Manufacturers, But Lawmakers Say They Will Help In The Long Run

    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-07-12 14:55:33 GMT

        The so called "trade war" between the U.S. and China, could be escalating, after the Trump administration announced an additional $200 billion dollars in proposed tariffs.     That increase, could have a bigger impact on one local company already feeling the pressure.     But one local lawmaker, says these tariffs, do have a purpose, and we could see the results sooner than later.

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        The so called "trade war" between the U.S. and China, could be escalating, after the Trump administration announced an additional $200 billion dollars in proposed tariffs.     That increase, could have a bigger impact on one local company already feeling the pressure.     But one local lawmaker, says these tariffs, do have a purpose, and we could see the results sooner than later.

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

    Missouri Judge Rules in Favor of Missouri Governor's Appointment

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

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-07-12 00:41:11 GMT
    Proposed plans for a piece of property in a Southeast Kansas town.. are causing quite a bit of controversy. Some residents in Bronson, Kansas are concerned that a property owner plans to use a lot in town for livestock. Linda Sprague, Bronson Resident:"We're adamant, no cattle in town. It's enough." Linda Sprague and Heather LaRue live in Bronson.. and neither of them think there should be cattle kept at a lot at 607 Randolph street.  Sprague:"Th...More >>
    Proposed plans for a piece of property in a Southeast Kansas town.. are causing quite a bit of controversy. Some residents in Bronson, Kansas are concerned that a property owner plans to use a lot in town for livestock. Linda Sprague, Bronson Resident:"We're adamant, no cattle in town. It's enough." Linda Sprague and Heather LaRue live in Bronson.. and neither of them think there should be cattle kept at a lot at 607 Randolph street.  Sprague:"Th...More >>
  • MIAA Leads Nation in Basketball Attendance

    MIAA Leads Nation in Basketball Attendance

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

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

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

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  • Youth Mission to Pittsburg

    Youth Mission to Pittsburg

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:33:42 GMT

    Mark Johnson is one of 55 youth volunteers from the Diocese of Wichita, spending his week in Pittsburg doing missionary work. 

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    Mark Johnson is one of 55 youth volunteers from the Diocese of Wichita, spending his week in Pittsburg doing missionary work. 

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  • Carl Junction and Seneca make a top twenty list of Safest Cities in Missouri.

    Carl Junction and Seneca make a top twenty list of Safest Cities in Missouri.

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-07-11 23:13:08 GMT

    In Carl Junction, officials say third safest city in Missouri means bragging rights that are good for business. 

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    In Carl Junction, officials say third safest city in Missouri means bragging rights that are good for business. 

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  • Empire can now move forward with wind energy program

    Empire can now move forward with wind energy program

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-07-12 01:40:25 GMT

    The Missouri Public Service Commission voted 5-0 today to allow Empire District Electric to move forward with various regulatory measures to add wind energy to its sources of power. In October of 2017, Empire District filed with regulators to expand its wind energy resources. The company wanted an additional 800 megawatts of wind energy by the end of 2020. They also planned to close its coal-fired plant in Asbury. That closure has been delayed. (Read more on the original story here...

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    The Missouri Public Service Commission voted 5-0 today to allow Empire District Electric to move forward with various regulatory measures to add wind energy to its sources of power. In October of 2017, Empire District filed with regulators to expand its wind energy resources. The company wanted an additional 800 megawatts of wind energy by the end of 2020. They also planned to close its coal-fired plant in Asbury. That closure has been delayed. (Read more on the original story here...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-11

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-11

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-07-11 12:44:15 GMT

    The Pittsburg City Commission votes to allow "Rise Redevelopment" to continue with a proposed condo project.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    The Pittsburg City Commission votes to allow "Rise Redevelopment" to continue with a proposed condo project.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Wildcat Wednesday: County Fair Preview (7-11-18)

    Wildcat Wednesday: County Fair Preview (7-11-18)

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-07-11 11:49:34 GMT

    From interviewing to livestock presentation, Wildcat Extension Agent Will Morris sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk 4-H projects, competitions, and the awarding system you’ll find at your local county fair this summer. 

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    From interviewing to livestock presentation, Wildcat Extension Agent Will Morris sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk 4-H projects, competitions, and the awarding system you’ll find at your local county fair this summer. 

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  • Nevada Facing Dangerous Property Concerns, Taking Steps To Improve Safety

    Nevada Facing Dangerous Property Concerns, Taking Steps To Improve Safety

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-07-11 01:21:02 GMT

        The City of Nevada is facing issues with dangerous buildings across the community.     And one neighbor, says he's waited long enough for action.  "What I like is they planted flowers out here." Nevada Resident David Hamilton says that's about the only thing about this home at 504 Spring Street that he likes. As for the rest of it..."It just makes me upset."

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        The City of Nevada is facing issues with dangerous buildings across the community.     And one neighbor, says he's waited long enough for action.  "What I like is they planted flowers out here." Nevada Resident David Hamilton says that's about the only thing about this home at 504 Spring Street that he likes. As for the rest of it..."It just makes me upset."

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  • Pittsburg Says Yes to More Lanes on 69

    Pittsburg Says Yes to More Lanes on 69

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:31:57 GMT

    Pittsburg City Commissioners unanimously reaffirm to US-69's expansion in Crawford County. 

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    Pittsburg City Commissioners unanimously reaffirm to US-69's expansion in Crawford County. 

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  • Unconscious man taken to hospital by Joplin police

    Unconscious man taken to hospital by Joplin police

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:02 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:02:19 GMT

    According to police, the man was tased after fleeing.

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    According to police, the man was tased after fleeing.

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  • Water Treatment Lagoons Clean Out Underway: Trucks Take Sludge to Farms

    Water Treatment Lagoons Clean Out Underway: Trucks Take Sludge to Farms

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-07-10 23:11:41 GMT

    Crews are cleaning out thirty thousand cubic yards of lagoon sludge and taking it to area farm fields.  

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    Crews are cleaning out thirty thousand cubic yards of lagoon sludge and taking it to area farm fields.  

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  • Southeast Kansas Woman Charged for Multiple Arsons

    Southeast Kansas Woman Charged for Multiple Arsons

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-07-10 21:07:02 GMT
    Sherry L. KerbySherry L. Kerby
    Sherry L. KerbySherry L. Kerby
    On July 9th, 2018, around 9:30 p.m. authorities arrested 46-year-old Sherry L. Kerby of McCune, Kansas on one count of arson of a dwelling, but further investigation led to more charges. The Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office and the Crawford County Sheriff's Office have been investigating 13 structure fires in McCune over the last three years (Sept. 5, 2015 - July 3, 2018). After Kerby's arrest, further investigation led authorities to charge her with five more counts of arson of ...More >>
    On July 9th, 2018, around 9:30 p.m. authorities arrested 46-year-old Sherry L. Kerby of McCune, Kansas on one count of arson of a dwelling, but further investigation led to more charges. The Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office and the Crawford County Sheriff's Office have been investigating 13 structure fires in McCune over the last three years (Sept. 5, 2015 - July 3, 2018). After Kerby's arrest, further investigation led authorities to charge her with five more counts of arson of ...More >>
  • 85-Year-Old Shoe Store Destroyed in Suspicious Fire

    85-Year-Old Shoe Store Destroyed in Suspicious Fire

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:23:02 GMT
    Anders Shoes fireAnders Shoes fire

    Authorities in Miami, Oklahoma say one of the town's oldest businesses was destroyed in a suspicious fire. This comes at a particularly bad time for the store's owner who says it was recently burglarized, once on July 7th and again on July 9th,  Miami Fire Chief Robert Wright says the fire is suspicious because the back door was unlocked when crews arrived. 

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    Authorities in Miami, Oklahoma say one of the town's oldest businesses was destroyed in a suspicious fire. This comes at a particularly bad time for the store's owner who says it was recently burglarized, once on July 7th and again on July 9th,  Miami Fire Chief Robert Wright says the fire is suspicious because the back door was unlocked when crews arrived. 

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  • Advocate Group Invites Joplin To Celebrate Route 66 - July 10

    Advocate Group Invites Joplin To Celebrate Route 66 - July 10

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-07-10 22:16:06 GMT

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation invites the public, Route 66 enthusiasts and novices alike to stop by Joplin City Hall (6th and Main) on July 10th, 2018, for a fun afternoon. The national nonprofit works to preserve America's historic places and is launching a branded road trip with National Geographic. They'll be traveling the entirety of Route 66 as a way to celebrate what makes it so special, and to advocate for its continued preservation. The group recently release...

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    The National Trust for Historic Preservation invites the public, Route 66 enthusiasts and novices alike to stop by Joplin City Hall (6th and Main) on July 10th, 2018, for a fun afternoon. The national nonprofit works to preserve America's historic places and is launching a branded road trip with National Geographic. They'll be traveling the entirety of Route 66 as a way to celebrate what makes it so special, and to advocate for its continued preservation. The group recently release...

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  • Child Death Case Latest: Motion for Discovery

    Child Death Case Latest: Motion for Discovery

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-07-10 17:47:55 GMT
    Vaden in Court, April 2, 2018Vaden in Court, April 2, 2018

    KOAM and FOX 14 obtains the motion for discovery filed in a Carl Junction child death case. The defense attorney for Jalen Vaden filed the motion on July 6th, 2018. Vaden is the suspect in the death of 3-year-old Jayda Kyle of Carl Junction, MO in December of 2017. Vaden is charged with second degree murder and abuse or neglect resulting in death. Defense Attorney Tracy Martin has requested all diagnostic imaging, including MRI scans, CT scans, x-rays and any other images and te...

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    KOAM and FOX 14 obtains the motion for discovery filed in a Carl Junction child death case. The defense attorney for Jalen Vaden filed the motion on July 6th, 2018. Vaden is the suspect in the death of 3-year-old Jayda Kyle of Carl Junction, MO in December of 2017. Vaden is charged with second degree murder and abuse or neglect resulting in death. Defense Attorney Tracy Martin has requested all diagnostic imaging, including MRI scans, CT scans, x-rays and any other images and te...

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  • JPD: Body Found, Autopsy Scheduled

    JPD: Body Found, Autopsy Scheduled

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-07-10 19:31:34 GMT

    Joplin Police say a MODOT Mowing Crew discovered a body at the interchange of I-44/49 this morning (July 10th, 2018). Officers responded and found the body on a hillside on the north side of the I-44 Westbound transition ramp to Southbound I-49. Police are conducting a death investigation. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is assisting officers. KOAM/FOX 14 is on the scene. We'll have more details as they become available.

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    Joplin Police say a MODOT Mowing Crew discovered a body at the interchange of I-44/49 this morning (July 10th, 2018). Officers responded and found the body on a hillside on the north side of the I-44 Westbound transition ramp to Southbound I-49. Police are conducting a death investigation. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is assisting officers. KOAM/FOX 14 is on the scene. We'll have more details as they become available.

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  • 6 People Charged with Medicaid Fraud in Kansas

    6 People Charged with Medicaid Fraud in Kansas

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:20:11 GMT
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today (7/10/18) announced that his office has charged six people with Medicaid fraud and/or related charges as part of a nationwide enforcement action led by the U.S. Department of Justice. The six individuals allegedly stole more than $90,000 total from the Kansas Medicaid program through false billings. The cases filed were as follows: • State v. Lindsey Gill and State v. Dorothy Gill; Lyon County Case Nos. 18-CR-264 and ...More >>
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today (7/10/18) announced that his office has charged six people with Medicaid fraud and/or related charges as part of a nationwide enforcement action led by the U.S. Department of Justice. The six individuals allegedly stole more than $90,000 total from the Kansas Medicaid program through false billings. The cases filed were as follows: • State v. Lindsey Gill and State v. Dorothy Gill; Lyon County Case Nos. 18-CR-264 and ...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-10

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-10

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-07-10 14:14:11 GMT

    A Carthage man died yesterday in a three-vehicle crash.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    A Carthage man died yesterday in a three-vehicle crash.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Tomato Pie

    Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Tomato Pie

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:31:31 GMT

    Alicia Shoemaker with the Pittsburg Farmer's Market shows KOAM's Tawnya Bach how to make a Tomato Pie!

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    Alicia Shoemaker with the Pittsburg Farmer's Market shows KOAM's Tawnya Bach how to make a Tomato Pie!

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  • New Development Could Be In Sight For Former Irving Elementary Site

    New Development Could Be In Sight For Former Irving Elementary Site

    Monday, July 9 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-07-10 02:16:46 GMT

        After seven years - the site of one of Joplin's three former school buildings may soon have a new occupant.     A rezoning request was presented to the planning and zoning commission today for the former site of Irving Elementary.     And while it's still in the early stages, city officials are excited     A new restaurant is being proposed for the location.

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        After seven years - the site of one of Joplin's three former school buildings may soon have a new occupant.     A rezoning request was presented to the planning and zoning commission today for the former site of Irving Elementary.     And while it's still in the early stages, city officials are excited     A new restaurant is being proposed for the location.

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  • Hospital Bed Shortage Causes Issues for the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center

    Hospital Bed Shortage Causes Issues for the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center

    Monday, July 9 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-07-10 00:29:15 GMT

    In 2015, the Osawatomie State Hospital reduced it's bed count by by 60 beds, from 206 to 146. The Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center refers its patients in need of inpatient care to Osawatomie, but for the last 3 years the hospital has been able to say "no." 

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    In 2015, the Osawatomie State Hospital reduced it's bed count by by 60 beds, from 206 to 146. The Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center refers its patients in need of inpatient care to Osawatomie, but for the last 3 years the hospital has been able to say "no." 

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  • Little League Districts Begin in Joplin

    Little League Districts Begin in Joplin

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:48:56 GMT

    Sunny Jim Park will host the 12U Little League District tournament from July 9th - July 16th. 

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    Sunny Jim Park will host the 12U Little League District tournament from July 9th - July 16th. 

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  • Man Arrested In Pittsburg on Federal Warrant, Drugs

    Man Arrested In Pittsburg on Federal Warrant, Drugs

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-09 22:13:22 GMT
    Damon Lamont BeamonDamon Lamont Beamon
    Damon Lamon BeamonDamon Lamon Beamon

    A Kansas City, Missouri man is arrested in Pittsburg, Kansas on a federal warrant. The Pittsburg Police Department says on Monday, July 9th, 2018, around 12:45 p.m., officers served a federal warrant on a person at the Regency Inn and Suites (4023 Parkview Drive). Police found items believed to be methamphetamine, marijuana and phencyclidine (PCP) during the search. 45-year-old Damon Lamont Beamon was arrested without incident on a federal no-bond felony probation violation w...

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    A Kansas City, Missouri man is arrested in Pittsburg, Kansas on a federal warrant. The Pittsburg Police Department says on Monday, July 9th, 2018, around 12:45 p.m., officers served a federal warrant on a person at the Regency Inn and Suites (4023 Parkview Drive). Police found items believed to be methamphetamine, marijuana and phencyclidine (PCP) during the search. 45-year-old Damon Lamont Beamon was arrested without incident on a federal no-bond felony probation violation w...

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  • Drone Helps Highway Patrol

    Drone Helps Highway Patrol

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-07-09 22:07:35 GMT

    Trooper Dan Yingling has been with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for seven years now and he's excited about the new addition of a drone to their crash team. 

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    Trooper Dan Yingling has been with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for seven years now and he's excited about the new addition of a drone to their crash team. 

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  • Ballot Information: Joplin Answers Local Use Tax Questions

    Ballot Information: Joplin Answers Local Use Tax Questions

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:36:49 GMT

    The City of Joplin hopes to clear up any questions residents may have surrounding an item on the August 7th, 2018 ballot. Joplin residents will answer a question whether to collect a local use tax on items purchased from out-of-state and brought back into Joplin for use. It's listed as "City of Joplin -- Proposition A". The Joplin City Council has sent out an FAQ on the use tax question: "This brochure provides you with information regarding this use tax, which i...

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    The City of Joplin hopes to clear up any questions residents may have surrounding an item on the August 7th, 2018 ballot. Joplin residents will answer a question whether to collect a local use tax on items purchased from out-of-state and brought back into Joplin for use. It's listed as "City of Joplin -- Proposition A". The Joplin City Council has sent out an FAQ on the use tax question: "This brochure provides you with information regarding this use tax, which i...

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  • Kansas Man Dies After Single-Vehicle Crash

    Kansas Man Dies After Single-Vehicle Crash

    Monday, July 9 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-07-09 16:33:51 GMT
    The fatal crash happened on July 8th, 2018, around 3:00 p.m. in Wilson County, Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Floyd Reynolds III was driving south on Ottawa Road (Million Dollar Hwy) about two miles west of Altoona when he drifted left off the road, over corrected and rolled into the ditch. Authorities say the Chevrolet Tahoe traveled through a fence into a cornfield landing on its passenger side. The 37-year-old Neodesha, Kansas man was ejected and died at the scen...More >>
    The fatal crash happened on July 8th, 2018, around 3:00 p.m. in Wilson County, Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Floyd Reynolds III was driving south on Ottawa Road (Million Dollar Hwy) about two miles west of Altoona when he drifted left off the road, over corrected and rolled into the ditch. Authorities say the Chevrolet Tahoe traveled through a fence into a cornfield landing on its passenger side. The 37-year-old Neodesha, Kansas man was ejected and died at the scen...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-9

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-9

    Monday, July 9 2018 10:03 AM EDT2018-07-09 14:03:58 GMT

    The attorney for the man accused of killing a Carl Junction girl seeks to lower his bond.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    The attorney for the man accused of killing a Carl Junction girl seeks to lower his bond.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Witnesses Describe Bloody Scene from Apartment Stabbings

    Witnesses Describe Bloody Scene from Apartment Stabbings

    Sunday, July 8 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-07-09 03:57:43 GMT

    Joplin police investigate stabbings at a local apartment complex. Police say two men ended up with stab wounds and one was taking into custody.  

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    Joplin police investigate stabbings at a local apartment complex. Police say two men ended up with stab wounds and one was taking into custody.  

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  • Sarcoxie Teen Returns Home After About A Month In The Hospital

    Sarcoxie Teen Returns Home After About A Month In The Hospital

    Monday, July 9 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-07-09 20:09:20 GMT

    After about a month in a Kansas City hospital, a fourteen-year-old Sarcoxie girl is back home. Today was a pretty normal day for Hannah Ogle. She spent it  with her family and went to church. Just a few days ago Hannah was in Children's Mercy Hospital recovering from a liver transplant June 9th. She needed the surgery for PSC (Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis). The hospital finally released her on Friday, nearly a full month after the transplant. When Hannah came home she...

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    After about a month in a Kansas City hospital, a fourteen-year-old Sarcoxie girl is back home. Today was a pretty normal day for Hannah Ogle. She spent it  with her family and went to church. Just a few days ago Hannah was in Children's Mercy Hospital recovering from a liver transplant June 9th. She needed the surgery for PSC (Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis). The hospital finally released her on Friday, nearly a full month after the transplant. When Hannah came home she...

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  • Family "Fights Fire with Fire"

    Family "Fights Fire with Fire"

    Sunday, July 8 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-07-09 01:30:33 GMT

    HyAzia Johnson still remembers the day she pulled into her driveway to see her home in blazes.

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    HyAzia Johnson still remembers the day she pulled into her driveway to see her home in blazes.

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  • Couple Celebrates 40 Years of Marriage

    Couple Celebrates 40 Years of Marriage

    Sunday, July 8 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-07-09 01:14:31 GMT

    A couple celebrates 40 years of marriage with a special message to the Central Christian Center congregation where they tied the knot all those years ago. 

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    A couple celebrates 40 years of marriage with a special message to the Central Christian Center congregation where they tied the knot all those years ago. 

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  • Carthage Police Investigate Infant Death

    Carthage Police Investigate Infant Death

    Sunday, July 8 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-07-08 21:44:56 GMT

    Carthage Police were called to a home at 615 E. Airport Drive around 3:00pm Sunday along with EMS crews. There a five month old male child was not conscious and not breathing. 

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    Carthage Police were called to a home at 615 E. Airport Drive around 3:00pm Sunday along with EMS crews. There a five month old male child was not conscious and not breathing. 

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  • JPD Investigates Apartment Stabbings of Two Men

    Sunday, July 8 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-07-09 02:19:46 GMT

    A pair of stabbings at the Oxford Park Apartments in Joplin has other residents thinking of moving.  The attacks happened Sunday around noon at 3320 Texas. 

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    A pair of stabbings at the Oxford Park Apartments in Joplin has other residents thinking of moving.  The attacks happened Sunday around noon at 3320 Texas. 

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  • Crawford Co. Sheriff Announces Plans for Retirement

    Crawford Co. Sheriff Announces Plans for Retirement

    Saturday, July 7 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-07-07 22:52:14 GMT

    Crawford county sheriff Dan Peak  announced on Friday that  he and his undersheriff are retiring.    

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    Crawford county sheriff Dan Peak  announced on Friday that  he and his undersheriff are retiring.    

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  • Jasper County Youth Fair

    Jasper County Youth Fair

    Saturday, July 7 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-07-07 22:27:31 GMT
    A long standing tradition in Jasper County kicked off this weekend.  Municipal Park in Carthage is the place for this years Jasper County Youth Fair.  The fun started with an arts and crafts competition -- which featured projects ranging from cookies and cakes to painting and scrap booking and everything in between. The competition is held so everyone gets a chance to participate in the fair.. Even if they aren't quite old enough to show animals. Molly Russell, Youth Fai...More >>
    A long standing tradition in Jasper County kicked off this weekend.  Municipal Park in Carthage is the place for this years Jasper County Youth Fair.  The fun started with an arts and crafts competition -- which featured projects ranging from cookies and cakes to painting and scrap booking and everything in between. The competition is held so everyone gets a chance to participate in the fair.. Even if they aren't quite old enough to show animals. Molly Russell, Youth Fai...More >>
  • Nature Center Clean Up

    Nature Center Clean Up

    Saturday, July 7 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-07-07 22:09:28 GMT
    Some kids in Joplin are getting the chance to learn how to care for the environment. Raking leaves and pulling weeds at the nature center. That's what part of the Stapleton Elementary nature club was up to this morning at the school.  The nature center is an outdoors scientific learning environment at the school. One parent thinks helping clean up the center can teach his son responsibility.  Justin Ward, Parent: "There could be anything else he could be doing toda...More >>
    Some kids in Joplin are getting the chance to learn how to care for the environment. Raking leaves and pulling weeds at the nature center. That's what part of the Stapleton Elementary nature club was up to this morning at the school.  The nature center is an outdoors scientific learning environment at the school. One parent thinks helping clean up the center can teach his son responsibility.  Justin Ward, Parent: "There could be anything else he could be doing toda...More >>
  • Car Wash Brings in Cash for Kids

    Car Wash Brings in Cash for Kids

    Saturday, July 7 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-07-07 20:13:58 GMT

    Twelve-year-old Elisia Spiring  is working side by side with friends she's made at the Neighborhood Life House, which provides Christ-centered after school activities for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

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    Twelve-year-old Elisia Spiring  is working side by side with friends she's made at the Neighborhood Life House, which provides Christ-centered after school activities for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

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  • Seneca Celebrates 150 Years - One Resident Has Been There 83 Of Those Years

    Seneca Celebrates 150 Years - One Resident Has Been There 83 Of Those Years

    Friday, July 6 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-07-07 02:41:22 GMT
    When it comes to birthday's - the Seneca Chamber of Commerce, knows how to celebrate. More importantly, they know how to welcome, everyone to the party. Lori Scribner, Treasurer, Seneca Chamber of Commerce: "You feel like family and you feel like this is home even if you didn't grow up here." It's that welcoming atmosphere that's kept Morris Mailes here his entire life... Morris Mailes, Seneca Resident: "83 years minus 2 in service." Ok, almost his entire life...More >>
    When it comes to birthday's - the Seneca Chamber of Commerce, knows how to celebrate. More importantly, they know how to welcome, everyone to the party. Lori Scribner, Treasurer, Seneca Chamber of Commerce: "You feel like family and you feel like this is home even if you didn't grow up here." It's that welcoming atmosphere that's kept Morris Mailes here his entire life... Morris Mailes, Seneca Resident: "83 years minus 2 in service." Ok, almost his entire life...More >>
  • Route 66 Signs Stolen

    Route 66 Signs Stolen

    Friday, July 6 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-07-06 23:15:15 GMT
    Several signs along Route 66 have gone missing in the last week -- and officials are investigating the thefts.  Renee Charles, Kansas Historic Route 66 Association:"For that many signs to be cut down and taken, somebody's either just doing vandalism, or their gathering up signs to sell somewhere. And it's really depressing." Last Friday, two signs in Baxter Springs Kansas went missing.  Since then, seven others along the route in Galena and Riverton have also di...More >>
    Several signs along Route 66 have gone missing in the last week -- and officials are investigating the thefts.  Renee Charles, Kansas Historic Route 66 Association:"For that many signs to be cut down and taken, somebody's either just doing vandalism, or their gathering up signs to sell somewhere. And it's really depressing." Last Friday, two signs in Baxter Springs Kansas went missing.  Since then, seven others along the route in Galena and Riverton have also di...More >>
  • Historic Home Restoration Continues

    Historic Home Restoration Continues

    Friday, July 6 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-07-06 23:09:48 GMT

    Kimberly Spillers has lived in the oldest house of the Historic Murphysburg District of Joplin since 1997 when she purchased the property from her grandmother who lived there before her in 1965.

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    Kimberly Spillers has lived in the oldest house of the Historic Murphysburg District of Joplin since 1997 when she purchased the property from her grandmother who lived there before her in 1965.

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  • Amber Alert: Police Search for 13-Year-Old

    Amber Alert: Police Search for 13-Year-Old

    Friday, July 6 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-07-06 20:39:30 GMT
    Amber Lynn Rewerts-SchiavoniAmber Lynn Rewerts-Schiavoni

    Police say Amber Lynn Rewerts-Schiavoni was last seen on July 4th, 2018 around one this afternoon at the Greyhound bus station in Kansas City, Missouri. Police believe Amber may be with 23-year-old Darvike D White. Lenexa, KS Police Department: "We are seeking public assistance in locating a missing juvenile. On July 4, 2018, at around 1:00 P.M., the juvenile was seen leaving her residence near 77th and Quivira in Lenexa. The juvenile told a parent that she was walking to...

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    Police say Amber Lynn Rewerts-Schiavoni was last seen on July 4th, 2018 around one this afternoon at the Greyhound bus station in Kansas City, Missouri. Police believe Amber may be with 23-year-old Darvike D White. Lenexa, KS Police Department: "We are seeking public assistance in locating a missing juvenile. On July 4, 2018, at around 1:00 P.M., the juvenile was seen leaving her residence near 77th and Quivira in Lenexa. The juvenile told a parent that she was walking to...

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  • Governor Updates Drought Declarations in Kansas Counties

    Governor Updates Drought Declarations in Kansas Counties

    Friday, July 6 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-07-06 18:39:17 GMT
    The Governor's Drought Team examines continued drought conditions as summer temps climb. Topeka – While there have been some recent rains, drought conditions for many areas of Kansas continue to worsen. Today Governor Jeff Colyer updated the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with Executive Order 18-16 (attached). The update includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status. This order places nearly half of Kansas counties in an emergency drought...More >>
    The Governor's Drought Team examines continued drought conditions as summer temps climb. Topeka – While there have been some recent rains, drought conditions for many areas of Kansas continue to worsen. Today Governor Jeff Colyer updated the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with Executive Order 18-16 (attached). The update includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status. This order places nearly half of Kansas counties in an emergency drought...More >>
  • Fundraiser for First Responders

    Fundraiser for First Responders

    Thursday, July 5 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-07-05 22:42:35 GMT
    Mental health among first responders is the focus of a fundraiser in Southeast Kansas.  Post traumatic stress is something that is commonly associated with military veterans. But one organization is working with first responders who experience similar problems.  Eric Seabolt has been with the Colony, Kansas Fire Department since 19-92.  During that time, he's seen more than his fair share of tragic events.  Eric Seabolt, Colony Fire Department Chief: "...More >>
    Mental health among first responders is the focus of a fundraiser in Southeast Kansas.  Post traumatic stress is something that is commonly associated with military veterans. But one organization is working with first responders who experience similar problems.  Eric Seabolt has been with the Colony, Kansas Fire Department since 19-92.  During that time, he's seen more than his fair share of tragic events.  Eric Seabolt, Colony Fire Department Chief: "...More >>
  • Seneca Offers July Summer School, Parents See Benefits

    Seneca Offers July Summer School, Parents See Benefits

    Thursday, July 5 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-07-05 22:25:43 GMT

    Summer school is over in most districts but not Seneca. For the first time, Seneca school district is holding a  second summer school. More than sixty kids in first through 6th grade are now back in class. 

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    Summer school is over in most districts but not Seneca. For the first time, Seneca school district is holding a  second summer school. More than sixty kids in first through 6th grade are now back in class. 

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  • Search Warrants Lead to Charges In Separate Drug Cases

    Search Warrants Lead to Charges In Separate Drug Cases

    Thursday, July 5 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-07-05 20:07:59 GMT
    Narrows Lane Drug BustNarrows Lane Drug Bust
    Narrows Lane Drug BustNarrows Lane Drug Bust
    The McDonald County, Missouri Sheriff's Office says five people are charged in two separate cases. Authorities say the first search warrant was served at a home east of Noel, Missouri near Narrows Lane. Detectives confiscated what's believed to be 3 grams of heroin, 95-100 grams of methamphetamines, pills and firearms. The prosecutor's office charged Skyler Peters and Candace Bright with trafficking drugs in the second degree and two counts of possession of controlled substance. ...More >>
    The McDonald County, Missouri Sheriff's Office says five people are charged in two separate cases. Authorities say the first search warrant was served at a home east of Noel, Missouri near Narrows Lane. Detectives confiscated what's believed to be 3 grams of heroin, 95-100 grams of methamphetamines, pills and firearms. The prosecutor's office charged Skyler Peters and Candace Bright with trafficking drugs in the second degree and two counts of possession of controlled substance. ...More >>
  • Missouri Conservation Audit, Comp Time Changes Recommended

    Missouri Conservation Audit, Comp Time Changes Recommended

    Thursday, July 5 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-07-05 19:01:34 GMT
    Auditor Galloway releases audit of the Missouri Department of Conservation. The report includes findings regarding the 2016 separation agreement, employee comp time and travel. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (July 5, 2018) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released her report on the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), which received an overall rating of fair. "Missouri is well-known across the nation for premier outdoor opportunities, making the work of the Departmen...More >>
    Auditor Galloway releases audit of the Missouri Department of Conservation. The report includes findings regarding the 2016 separation agreement, employee comp time and travel. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (July 5, 2018) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released her report on the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), which received an overall rating of fair. "Missouri is well-known across the nation for premier outdoor opportunities, making the work of the Departmen...More >>
  • Name Released After Near Drowning in Southeast Kansas

    Name Released After Near Drowning in Southeast Kansas

    Thursday, July 5 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-07-05 18:31:50 GMT
    Near Drowning in Coffeyville, KS.Near Drowning in Coffeyville, KS.
    Near Drowning in Coffeyville, KS.Near Drowning in Coffeyville, KS.
    On July 4th, 2018, Coffeyville, Kansas officials say Juan Manuel Donis-Francisco was rescued and resuscitated after being pulled from the water by a lifeguard. On Wednesday afternoon, officials say the 18-year-old was unresponsive when he was pulled from the pool. Lifeguard immediately began performing CPR. Donis-Francisco was taken to the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center and then life flighted to an area hospital. The Aquatic Center was closed after the incident wh...More >>
    On July 4th, 2018, Coffeyville, Kansas officials say Juan Manuel Donis-Francisco was rescued and resuscitated after being pulled from the water by a lifeguard. On Wednesday afternoon, officials say the 18-year-old was unresponsive when he was pulled from the pool. Lifeguard immediately began performing CPR. Donis-Francisco was taken to the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center and then life flighted to an area hospital. The Aquatic Center was closed after the incident wh...More >>
  • Summer School in July? Seneca Tries Second Session

    Thursday, July 5 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-07-05 18:28:37 GMT

    The Seneca School district opens its doors for another round of summer school. 

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    The Seneca School district opens its doors for another round of summer school. 

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  • Southeast Kansas Police Respond to Serious Fireworks Injury

    Southeast Kansas Police Respond to Serious Fireworks Injury

    Thursday, July 5 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-07-05 16:21:26 GMT
    On July 4th, 2018, the Independence, Kansas Police were called to the Labette Heath emergency room for a report of a fireworks injury. Authorities say the person was dropping fireworks in trash cans in Riverside Park when one when off in their hand causing severe trauma. The family drove the person to the hospital. Police Chief Jerry Harrison reminds people that in cases of severe injury it's usually best to call 911 and have an ambulance respond. The Independence Fire and ...More >>
    On July 4th, 2018, the Independence, Kansas Police were called to the Labette Heath emergency room for a report of a fireworks injury. Authorities say the person was dropping fireworks in trash cans in Riverside Park when one when off in their hand causing severe trauma. The family drove the person to the hospital. Police Chief Jerry Harrison reminds people that in cases of severe injury it's usually best to call 911 and have an ambulance respond. The Independence Fire and ...More >>
  • Surprise Crew: Will White & Compass Quest

    Surprise Crew: Will White & Compass Quest

    Thursday, July 5 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-07-05 12:44:07 GMT

    It’s a special KOAM Surprise Crew this Independence Day Holiday.  It’s about the story of a military veteran whose road to recovery...both physically and emotionally, has meant service to others. 

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    It’s a special KOAM Surprise Crew this Independence Day Holiday.  It’s about the story of a military veteran whose road to recovery...both physically and emotionally, has meant service to others. 

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-5

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-5

    Thursday, July 5 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-07-05 12:33:42 GMT

    Authorities in Polk County Missouri are investigating the cause of an explosion at a fireworks facility.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Authorities in Polk County Missouri are investigating the cause of an explosion at a fireworks facility.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Former Deputy Sues Crawford Co. Commission Citing Age Discrimination in Firing

    Former Deputy Sues Crawford Co. Commission Citing Age Discrimination in Firing

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-07-04 16:15:53 GMT

    The Crawford county commission faces a lawsuit over age discrimination filed by a former sheriffs deputy.  

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    The Crawford county commission faces a lawsuit over age discrimination filed by a former sheriffs deputy.  

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  • MO Tax Credit Encourages Donations to Pregnancy Clinics

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-07-04 18:03:16 GMT

    A new tax credit in Missouri is being used to encourage donations to pregnancy clinics. Last week, Missouri Governor Parson signed House Bill 12-88.  The bill establishes a tax credit for donations made to "pregnancy resource centers" - such as Choices Medical Services - that don't offer abortion services, or perform childbirths in house.  Jordynn Griffith, Choices Medical Services:"It's a huge benefit to organizations like ours cause it ...

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    A new tax credit in Missouri is being used to encourage donations to pregnancy clinics. Last week, Missouri Governor Parson signed House Bill 12-88.  The bill establishes a tax credit for donations made to "pregnancy resource centers" - such as Choices Medical Services - that don't offer abortion services, or perform childbirths in house.  Jordynn Griffith, Choices Medical Services:"It's a huge benefit to organizations like ours cause it ...

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  • Four-States Gas Prices Among Lowest in the Country

    Four-States Gas Prices Among Lowest in the Country

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-07-03 22:30:15 GMT
        Drivers in the four-states will get a little relief at the pump this holiday season, at least when compared with other states.     The average price in Missouri is $2.60, $2.65 in Kansas, $2.61 in Oklahoma and $2.59 in Arkansas.     The highest price in the country is in Hawaii with $3.70.   More >>
        Drivers in the four-states will get a little relief at the pump this holiday season, at least when compared with other states.     The average price in Missouri is $2.60, $2.65 in Kansas, $2.61 in Oklahoma and $2.59 in Arkansas.     The highest price in the country is in Hawaii with $3.70.   More >>
  • Senior Living Apartment Complex Under Construction

    Senior Living Apartment Complex Under Construction

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-07-03 22:02:00 GMT

    Four acres of tornado devastated property purchased from the Joplin Redevelopment Corporation  is now shaping up into a senior living apartment complex. 

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    Four acres of tornado devastated property purchased from the Joplin Redevelopment Corporation  is now shaping up into a senior living apartment complex. 

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  • Joplin Man Sentenced for Burglary

    Joplin Man Sentenced for Burglary

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-07-03 21:12:21 GMT
    Dustin CranfillDustin Cranfill
    Dustin CranfillDustin Cranfill
    On August 24th, 2017 around 3:00 a.m., a Newton County Deputy heard an alarm in the area of the Olive Garden in Joplin, Missouri. He tracked down the alarm to be Cheddars (3120 East Hammons). The deputy saw that a rock had been thrown into the glass door on the south side of the building and that entry was gained. Joplin Police Officers were called to investigate. Authorities found that alcohol and cash had been stolen from Cheddars. Surveillance images of the suspect were rele...More >>
    On August 24th, 2017 around 3:00 a.m., a Newton County Deputy heard an alarm in the area of the Olive Garden in Joplin, Missouri. He tracked down the alarm to be Cheddars (3120 East Hammons). The deputy saw that a rock had been thrown into the glass door on the south side of the building and that entry was gained. Joplin Police Officers were called to investigate. Authorities found that alcohol and cash had been stolen from Cheddars. Surveillance images of the suspect were rele...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-3

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-3

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-07-03 13:03:57 GMT

    Preliminary autopsy results indicate the death of an inmate at the Newton County Missouri jail was from a drug overdose.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Preliminary autopsy results indicate the death of an inmate at the Newton County Missouri jail was from a drug overdose.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • City of Joplin Closer To Salary Plan For Police, Fire

    City of Joplin Closer To Salary Plan For Police, Fire

    Monday, July 2 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-07-03 02:19:46 GMT

        The Joplin City Council meeting tonight-  the biggest item on the agenda for those in the audience - a new pay plan proposal.     Although it has some promise, those it impacts, are remaining cautiously optimistic.   Council voted unanimously to move forward with looking at the new pay plan proposal.

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        The Joplin City Council meeting tonight-  the biggest item on the agenda for those in the audience - a new pay plan proposal.     Although it has some promise, those it impacts, are remaining cautiously optimistic.   Council voted unanimously to move forward with looking at the new pay plan proposal.

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  • Update: Joplin Man Charged For Chasing Another Man With A Taser

    Update: Joplin Man Charged For Chasing Another Man With A Taser

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-07-03 19:17:00 GMT
    Richard ScofieldRichard Scofield

    Oronogo police arrested a man Monday, July 2nd, on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, 2nd degree assault and resisting felony arrest. The man allegedly chased another man around the victim's home with a flashlight that had a built in stun gun device. According to police the suspect was at the victim's house for  a business related issue. Jasper County Deputies assisted Oronogo Police Officers for over an hour in talking the suspect into coming out of the hou...

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    Oronogo police arrested a man Monday, July 2nd, on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, 2nd degree assault and resisting felony arrest. The man allegedly chased another man around the victim's home with a flashlight that had a built in stun gun device. According to police the suspect was at the victim's house for  a business related issue. Jasper County Deputies assisted Oronogo Police Officers for over an hour in talking the suspect into coming out of the hou...

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  • Downtown Joplin Alliance Needs Your Help

    Downtown Joplin Alliance Needs Your Help

    Monday, July 2 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-02 23:29:32 GMT

    The Downtown Joplin Alliance has received a People Energizing Places grant, or pep grant from the Missouri Mainstreet Foundation. But this isn't a monetary grant. Instead, Missouri Main Street is providing consulting services for the Downtown Joplin Alliance. 

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    The Downtown Joplin Alliance has received a People Energizing Places grant, or pep grant from the Missouri Mainstreet Foundation. But this isn't a monetary grant. Instead, Missouri Main Street is providing consulting services for the Downtown Joplin Alliance. 

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  • Fireworks Return to Lion Country

    Fireworks Return to Lion Country

    Monday, July 2 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-07-02 22:48:32 GMT

    An Independence Day celebration is getting back to its roots in lion country after two decades thanks to the approval of a plan by the university's Board of Governors.

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    An Independence Day celebration is getting back to its roots in lion country after two decades thanks to the approval of a plan by the university's Board of Governors.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-2

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-2

    Monday, July 2 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-07-02 12:35:27 GMT

    A new Kansas law is in effect, aimed at protecting, kids, pets, and good Samaritans.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    A new Kansas law is in effect, aimed at protecting, kids, pets, and good Samaritans.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Sheriff Says Death at Newton Co. Jail Not Suicide

    Sheriff Says Death at Newton Co. Jail Not Suicide

    Monday, July 2 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-07-02 16:55:55 GMT

    The Newton County sheriff says a  death at the Newton County jail was not a suicide. Sheriff Chris Jennings  said  an autopsy was conducted Sunday but more information is still needed to determine the exact cause of death of the man in custody but he said it was not a suicide.  

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    The Newton County sheriff says a  death at the Newton County jail was not a suicide. Sheriff Chris Jennings  said  an autopsy was conducted Sunday but more information is still needed to determine the exact cause of death of the man in custody but he said it was not a suicide.  

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  • Kansas Governor Announces Cattle Trace Pilot Program for Disease Traceability

    Kansas Governor Announces Cattle Trace Pilot Program for Disease Traceability

    Sunday, July 1 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-07-02 01:59:37 GMT

    Tracking disease in cattle should be impacted by a new program announced this weekend by the governor of Kansas. It's important for biosecurity and tracing any disease outbreak. 

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    Tracking disease in cattle should be impacted by a new program announced this weekend by the governor of Kansas. It's important for biosecurity and tracing any disease outbreak. 

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  • Hope City Church Feeds the Hungry

    Hope City Church Feeds the Hungry

    Sunday, July 1 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-07-01 20:40:48 GMT

    Nikki Webster lives in Kansas, but she calls Hope City her home away from home. 

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    Nikki Webster lives in Kansas, but she calls Hope City her home away from home. 

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  • Inmate Dies in Newton County Jail

    Inmate Dies in Newton County Jail

    Sunday, July 1 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-07-01 04:21:25 GMT

    The Newton County sheriff confirms an inmate died in custody at the jail  Friday evening.  

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    The Newton County sheriff confirms an inmate died in custody at the jail  Friday evening.  

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  • Car Raffle Takes Place for the Joplin Outlaws

    Car Raffle Takes Place for the Joplin Outlaws

    Saturday, June 30 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-07-01 02:25:28 GMT

    The collegiate baseball team, the Joplin Outlaws will be giving away a car at their game today. 

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    The collegiate baseball team, the Joplin Outlaws will be giving away a car at their game today. 

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  • Neosho Celebrates with Annual Air Show

    Neosho Celebrates with Annual Air Show

    Saturday, June 30 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-07-01 02:13:08 GMT

    An annual air show at the Neosho airport celebrates veterans and active service members, including EMS, fire and police. 

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    An annual air show at the Neosho airport celebrates veterans and active service members, including EMS, fire and police. 

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  • Pedestrian Killed in Wyandotte

    Pedestrian Killed in Wyandotte

    Saturday, June 30 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-07-01 00:42:56 GMT

    A Wyandotte, Oklahoma  man is dead after being struck by a car while standing in the southbound lane of Highway 10. 

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    A Wyandotte, Oklahoma  man is dead after being struck by a car while standing in the southbound lane of Highway 10. 

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  • Humane Society holds Low Cost Vaccine Clinic

    Humane Society holds Low Cost Vaccine Clinic

    Saturday, June 30 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-07-01 00:10:39 GMT
    A low cost animal vaccine clinic is helping people protect their furry friends ahead of the fourth of July. People started lining up at 7 a-m outside the Joplin Humane Society for their low cost vaccine clinic.  The shelter offered several vaccinations for dogs and cats, as well as flea treatments and microchips for as low as 10 dollars each. Officials with the shelter say it's important to get your pet vaccinated and microchiped before the fourth.. So they are protected if a ...More >>
    A low cost animal vaccine clinic is helping people protect their furry friends ahead of the fourth of July. People started lining up at 7 a-m outside the Joplin Humane Society for their low cost vaccine clinic.  The shelter offered several vaccinations for dogs and cats, as well as flea treatments and microchips for as low as 10 dollars each. Officials with the shelter say it's important to get your pet vaccinated and microchiped before the fourth.. So they are protected if a ...More >>
  • Mudstock Uses Mud to Teach Drug Abuse Prevention

    Saturday, June 30 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-07-01 00:05:42 GMT

    Mud is being used as an educational tool to teach kids about the dangers of drug abuse in Carthage, Missouri. Cory Heinz joins his sons Johnathan and Sawyer - and two thousand others - in an obstacle course that combines dirt and thousands of gallons of water to make... Mudstock.  Cory Heinz, Carthage Native:"It's fun. We've been almost every year." But - it's not just about playing in the muck. It's also about teaching kids about drugs and substance abuse.  ...

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    Mud is being used as an educational tool to teach kids about the dangers of drug abuse in Carthage, Missouri. Cory Heinz joins his sons Johnathan and Sawyer - and two thousand others - in an obstacle course that combines dirt and thousands of gallons of water to make... Mudstock.  Cory Heinz, Carthage Native:"It's fun. We've been almost every year." But - it's not just about playing in the muck. It's also about teaching kids about drugs and substance abuse.  ...

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  • Nevada Regional Medical Center Receives $2,000 Grant

    Nevada Regional Medical Center Receives $2,000 Grant

    Friday, June 29 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-06-30 01:58:37 GMT
    The Nevada Regional Medical Center receives a grant totaling $2,000 from the NRMC Foundation.     The money is for the hospital's Special Needs Fund.     The Special Needs Fund at the Nevada Regional Medical Center helps pay for prescription medications - for patients who otherwise can't afford the medicine they need. Samie McCullough, NRMC Social Worker: "They take their voucher and they go to the pharmacy of their choosing, and then we pa...More >>
    The Nevada Regional Medical Center receives a grant totaling $2,000 from the NRMC Foundation.     The money is for the hospital's Special Needs Fund.     The Special Needs Fund at the Nevada Regional Medical Center helps pay for prescription medications - for patients who otherwise can't afford the medicine they need. Samie McCullough, NRMC Social Worker: "They take their voucher and they go to the pharmacy of their choosing, and then we pa...More >>
  • New Kansas Law Goes into Effect July 1st

    New Kansas Law Goes into Effect July 1st

    Friday, June 29 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-06-30 00:15:59 GMT

    Kansas' new "hot car" law shields good Samaritans from being sued, fined, or charged for breaking into a vehicle, if they see a person or pet whose life is in danger from the heat.

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    Kansas' new "hot car" law shields good Samaritans from being sued, fined, or charged for breaking into a vehicle, if they see a person or pet whose life is in danger from the heat.

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  • Dental Care for the Homeless

    Dental Care for the Homeless

    Friday, June 29 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-06-29 23:16:45 GMT
    It was free dentistry day at Bridgestone Dental Center today -- but not for just anyone. The office partnered with Watered Gardens Rescue Mission to provide free dental work to the homeless.  Terrie Spence has been battling homelessness for the past 3 years. Over the course of that time.. taking care of her teeth wasn't always an option.  Terrie Spence, Homeless:"I didn't always have access to a dentist, and I didn't always have a job." She...More >>
    It was free dentistry day at Bridgestone Dental Center today -- but not for just anyone. The office partnered with Watered Gardens Rescue Mission to provide free dental work to the homeless.  Terrie Spence has been battling homelessness for the past 3 years. Over the course of that time.. taking care of her teeth wasn't always an option.  Terrie Spence, Homeless:"I didn't always have access to a dentist, and I didn't always have a job." She...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-29

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-29

    Friday, June 29 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-06-29 12:55:24 GMT

    Police identify the teenager who was killed while trying to cross Joplin’s Range Line Street on Wednesday.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Police identify the teenager who was killed while trying to cross Joplin’s Range Line Street on Wednesday.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • 4th of July Is Coming Fast - Are You Prepared? Some Tips On Safety, Rules

    4th of July Is Coming Fast - Are You Prepared? Some Tips On Safety, Rules

    Thursday, June 28 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-06-29 02:06:42 GMT

        The Fourth of July is less than a week away - and that means many of us will be heading to city shows, or, building one yourself.     But, what should you to be safe?     And - do you know what's legal where you live? Safety labels - they're on every firework sold - giving explicit instructions on how to be safe. We'll come back to those in a minute. What's not on every firework - your local city ordinance.

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        The Fourth of July is less than a week away - and that means many of us will be heading to city shows, or, building one yourself.     But, what should you to be safe?     And - do you know what's legal where you live? Safety labels - they're on every firework sold - giving explicit instructions on how to be safe. We'll come back to those in a minute. What's not on every firework - your local city ordinance.

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  • Local Fire Departments Aid in Eureka

    Local Fire Departments Aid in Eureka

    Thursday, June 28 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-06-29 00:06:33 GMT
    Members of a local disaster response task force have spent the last two days helping with tornado recovery in Eureka, Kansas. Today, they came home.  Taylor Cerne, Pittsburg Fire Department:"As you moved more into the path of the tornado, then you started getting big trees down, you started getting roofs off of the houses." That's just a small part of the devastation that occurred in Eureka, Kansas Tuesday night - as an EF-3 tornado ripped through the heart of t...More >>
    Members of a local disaster response task force have spent the last two days helping with tornado recovery in Eureka, Kansas. Today, they came home.  Taylor Cerne, Pittsburg Fire Department:"As you moved more into the path of the tornado, then you started getting big trees down, you started getting roofs off of the houses." That's just a small part of the devastation that occurred in Eureka, Kansas Tuesday night - as an EF-3 tornado ripped through the heart of t...More >>
  • Crash Victim Identified

    Crash Victim Identified

    Thursday, June 28 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-06-28 23:15:25 GMT

    Joplin police have identified the victim of a fatal Range Line crash as a Joplin teen. For more than a day, his identity was a mystery. They now know the pedestrian hit yesterday morning was 16-year-old Mark Collins. 

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    Joplin police have identified the victim of a fatal Range Line crash as a Joplin teen. For more than a day, his identity was a mystery. They now know the pedestrian hit yesterday morning was 16-year-old Mark Collins. 

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  • Check Out the Most Unique Watchdog on a SWMO Ranch

    Check Out the Most Unique Watchdog on a SWMO Ranch

    Thursday, June 28 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-06-28 22:19:38 GMT

     Protecting ranch animals is part of the job for Tony, a llama. 

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     Protecting ranch animals is part of the job for Tony, a llama. 

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  • Family Identifies Man Killed After Hit by Car

    Family Identifies Man Killed After Hit by Car

    Family Identifies Man Killed After Hit by Car

    Thursday, June 28 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-06-28 20:38:40 GMT

    Joplin Police says the family has identified the person killed after he was hit by a car.  Police the person is a 16 year old.  He was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning at the intersection of 20th and Range Line.  Joplin Police ask the community for help in identifying the victim. Police released a description of the juvenile Wednesday night on their facebook page.  No other details are released at this time.  The 16 year old victim passed away from hi...

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    Joplin Police says the family has identified the person killed after he was hit by a car.  Police the person is a 16 year old.  He was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning at the intersection of 20th and Range Line.  Joplin Police ask the community for help in identifying the victim. Police released a description of the juvenile Wednesday night on their facebook page.  No other details are released at this time.  The 16 year old victim passed away from hi...

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  • Humboldt Police Chief Arrested

    Thursday, June 28 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-06-28 21:04:50 GMT
    Brian DillowBrian Dillow

    The Humboldt Police Chief is under arrest and in jail in Allen County.   According to the Allen County Sheriff's Office, Brian Dillow was arrested Thursday, June 27, 2018, after deputies were called to his residence in the 1300 block of Central Street in Humboldt for suspected domestic dispute. Dillow was placed under arrest on suspicion of domestic battery and criminal damage to property.  He is being held without bond.  Dillow has not gone before a judge, but may do...

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    The Humboldt Police Chief is under arrest and in jail in Allen County.   According to the Allen County Sheriff's Office, Brian Dillow was arrested Thursday, June 27, 2018, after deputies were called to his residence in the 1300 block of Central Street in Humboldt for suspected domestic dispute. Dillow was placed under arrest on suspicion of domestic battery and criminal damage to property.  He is being held without bond.  Dillow has not gone before a judge, but may do...

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  • Surprise Crew: Miami Boys & Girls Club

    Surprise Crew: Miami Boys & Girls Club

    Thursday, June 28 2018 8:38 AM EDT2018-06-28 12:38:17 GMT

    The KOAM Surprise Crew heads to the Miami Boys and Girls Club to help the kids stay "cool" this summer!

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    The KOAM Surprise Crew heads to the Miami Boys and Girls Club to help the kids stay "cool" this summer!

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-28

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-28

    Thursday, June 28 2018 8:28 AM EDT2018-06-28 12:28:19 GMT

    CHILD SHOOTING DEATH Authorities release details of Tuesday's shooting death of a child at a home in Monett, Missouri.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    CHILD SHOOTING DEATH Authorities release details of Tuesday's shooting death of a child at a home in Monett, Missouri.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Public Forum Held To Discuss Police, Fire Salary Issues In Joplin

    Public Forum Held To Discuss Police, Fire Salary Issues In Joplin

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-06-28 02:25:23 GMT

        A Joplin citizens group, known as "Keep Joplin First", held a unique forum.     The objective - an open air discussion with the public and city leaders about police and fire salary issues. The meeting, was held inside the Joplin Public Library - and drew a crowd of about 40 residents. The forum was moderated by members of the Joplin School Board, and the panel - both the chiefs of police and fire, two councilman, union representatives, and Joplin...

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        A Joplin citizens group, known as "Keep Joplin First", held a unique forum.     The objective - an open air discussion with the public and city leaders about police and fire salary issues. The meeting, was held inside the Joplin Public Library - and drew a crowd of about 40 residents. The forum was moderated by members of the Joplin School Board, and the panel - both the chiefs of police and fire, two councilman, union representatives, and Joplin...

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  • 2 Men Arrested For Kidnapping & Assault in Joplin

    2 Men Arrested For Kidnapping & Assault in Joplin

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-06-27 23:24:15 GMT
    Moses RamseyMoses Ramsey
    Moses RamseyMoses Ramsey
    On June 27th, 2018, Joplin Police responded to a call about a male that had been assaulted and tied up at 2025 South Murphy Avenue. Detectives arrived at the house and were able to talk to a female through the secured door. Authorities say she refused to open it. Detectives say they forced entry into the home based on the knowledge that Moses Ramsey was inside and had city warrants out for his arrest. Police arrested Ramsey who was found hiding in a closet. Authorities foun...More >>
    On June 27th, 2018, Joplin Police responded to a call about a male that had been assaulted and tied up at 2025 South Murphy Avenue. Detectives arrived at the house and were able to talk to a female through the secured door. Authorities say she refused to open it. Detectives say they forced entry into the home based on the knowledge that Moses Ramsey was inside and had city warrants out for his arrest. Police arrested Ramsey who was found hiding in a closet. Authorities foun...More >>
  • Craw-Kan Expansion

    Craw-Kan Expansion

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-06-27 22:58:59 GMT
    Craw-Kan will be offering speed packages up to ONE GIGABIT (1000 Mbps) identical to the Google Fiber project in cities such as Kansas City, Atlanta, Austin and Nashville.Craw-Kan will be offering speed packages up to ONE GIGABIT (1000 Mbps) identical to the Google Fiber project in cities such as Kansas City, Atlanta, Austin and Nashville.
    Craw-Kan will be offering speed packages up to ONE GIGABIT (1000 Mbps) identical to the Google Fiber project in cities such as Kansas City, Atlanta, Austin and Nashville.Craw-Kan will be offering speed packages up to ONE GIGABIT (1000 Mbps) identical to the Google Fiber project in cities such as Kansas City, Atlanta, Austin and Nashville.
    People in parts of rural Kansas and Missouri will get more access to faster internet in the future.  Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative was recently approved for a 59 million dollar loan through the Department of Rural Utilities.  The company plans to bring fiber optic internet to seventeen of its coverage areas throughout rural Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.  It's going in right now in Pittsburg, Frontenac, Franklin, and Arma Kansas. Officials with Craw-Kan say having...More >>
    People in parts of rural Kansas and Missouri will get more access to faster internet in the future.  Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative was recently approved for a 59 million dollar loan through the Department of Rural Utilities.  The company plans to bring fiber optic internet to seventeen of its coverage areas throughout rural Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.  It's going in right now in Pittsburg, Frontenac, Franklin, and Arma Kansas. Officials with Craw-Kan say having...More >>
  • MO & KS Law Enforcement Predict Oklahoma Medical Pot Crosses State Lines

    MO & KS Law Enforcement Predict Oklahoma Medical Pot Crosses State Lines

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-06-27 22:25:29 GMT

    Medical marijuana is now legal in Oklahoma and that has law enforcement in bordering states worried about pot coming across state lines.

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    Medical marijuana is now legal in Oklahoma and that has law enforcement in bordering states worried about pot coming across state lines.

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  • Bond Reduction Denied in Fatal Shooting

    Bond Reduction Denied in Fatal Shooting

    Bond Reduction Denied in Fatal Shooting

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-06-27 21:44:35 GMT
    Christopher MontzChristopher Montz

    A man involved in a deadly road rage is denied a bond reduction.  Christopher Montz appeared in Jasper County Court today with his attorney Kristin Jones. The court took up a motion for a bond reduction after his bond was originally set at $50,000 cash bond. The motion is denied, but a motion for Montz to wear street clothes while in court is granted.  Montz was involved in a road rage incident that lead to the fatal shooting of David Reynolds.    ...

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    A man involved in a deadly road rage is denied a bond reduction.  Christopher Montz appeared in Jasper County Court today with his attorney Kristin Jones. The court took up a motion for a bond reduction after his bond was originally set at $50,000 cash bond. The motion is denied, but a motion for Montz to wear street clothes while in court is granted.  Montz was involved in a road rage incident that lead to the fatal shooting of David Reynolds.    ...

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  • Hickory Creek Project Moves Forward

    Hickory Creek Project Moves Forward

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-06-27 21:11:06 GMT

    Neosho City Council recently approved a $30,000 project designed to build up a portion of the banks of Hickory Creek in order to protect the walking trails that run alongside the area.

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    Neosho City Council recently approved a $30,000 project designed to build up a portion of the banks of Hickory Creek in order to protect the walking trails that run alongside the area.

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  • Pedestrian in Serious Condition, Hit By Vehicle in Joplin

    Pedestrian in Serious Condition, Hit By Vehicle in Joplin

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-06-27 21:03:19 GMT
    JoplinJoplin
    JoplinJoplin
    A pedestrian is in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle in Joplin, Missouri. Police were called to 20th and Range Line for a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian around 10:18 this morning (June 27, 2018). When they arrived, officers found a male in the roadway with serious injuries. According to authorities, the pedestrian was crossing Range Line heading west when he walked into the path of a vehicle driving south. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital. His ...More >>
    A pedestrian is in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle in Joplin, Missouri. Police were called to 20th and Range Line for a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian around 10:18 this morning (June 27, 2018). When they arrived, officers found a male in the roadway with serious injuries. According to authorities, the pedestrian was crossing Range Line heading west when he walked into the path of a vehicle driving south. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital. His ...More >>
  • Joplin Man Sentenced For Child Sexual Exploitation

    Joplin Man Sentenced For Child Sexual Exploitation

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-06-27 19:57:09 GMT
    Richard YorkRichard York

    According to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 27-year-old Richard James York was sentenced in federal court today for recording cell phone videos of his sexual assaults on a 9-year-old victim. On January 31st, 2018, York pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child. York admitted that he used a 9-year-old minor to produce child pornography from March 1st, 2017, to March 16th, 2017. Authorities say York sexually assaulted the child victim and made seve...

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    According to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 27-year-old Richard James York was sentenced in federal court today for recording cell phone videos of his sexual assaults on a 9-year-old victim. On January 31st, 2018, York pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child. York admitted that he used a 9-year-old minor to produce child pornography from March 1st, 2017, to March 16th, 2017. Authorities say York sexually assaulted the child victim and made seve...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-27

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-27

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 9:01 AM EDT2018-06-27 13:01:26 GMT

    Oklahoma joins a number of states nationwide in legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    Oklahoma joins a number of states nationwide in legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Untested Rape Kits Sitting In Storage In Missouri, Except For One Local Agency

    Untested Rape Kits Sitting In Storage In Missouri, Except For One Local Agency

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-06-27 02:18:35 GMT

        Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is working to find grant money and other funding sources to help process nearly 5,000 rape kits statewide that are simply sitting in storage.     But, not every agency has a significant backup.   The backlog of untested rape kits isn't limited to just law enforcement agencies, or the state's crime labs.     Even hospitals are on that list.

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        Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is working to find grant money and other funding sources to help process nearly 5,000 rape kits statewide that are simply sitting in storage.     But, not every agency has a significant backup.   The backlog of untested rape kits isn't limited to just law enforcement agencies, or the state's crime labs.     Even hospitals are on that list.

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  • Carthage Could Be Getting a New Water Park

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-06-27 00:24:03 GMT

    There was a full agenda tonight at the "Carthage City Council". 

    One of those items had to do with a grant.. for a new water park in Carthage.

    There's no denying the fact that it's been a hot summer already.. and for many people, that means going to the local pool. 

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    There was a full agenda tonight at the "Carthage City Council". 

    One of those items had to do with a grant.. for a new water park in Carthage.

    There's no denying the fact that it's been a hot summer already.. and for many people, that means going to the local pool. 

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  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's Name Removed From Award

    Laura Ingalls Wilder's Name Removed From Award

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-06-26 22:56:46 GMT

    The board of the Association for Library Services recently voted to change the name of the "Laura Ingalls Wilder Award" to the "Children's Literature Legacy Award" after deciding that some content relating to Native and African Americans was stereotypical in nature.

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    The board of the Association for Library Services recently voted to change the name of the "Laura Ingalls Wilder Award" to the "Children's Literature Legacy Award" after deciding that some content relating to Native and African Americans was stereotypical in nature.

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  • Teachers Train on PBL: Project Based Learning

    Teachers Train on PBL: Project Based Learning

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-06-26 22:43:39 GMT

    It was training day for more than three dozen area teachers learning a different way to deliver educational content to students. They  are switching to project based learning or PBL. 

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    It was training day for more than three dozen area teachers learning a different way to deliver educational content to students. They  are switching to project based learning or PBL. 

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  • Kansas Man Faces Charges in Multiple Counties

    Kansas Man Faces Charges in Multiple Counties

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-06-26 21:28:37 GMT
    Jeremiah CaseyJeremiah Casey
    Jeremiah CaseyJeremiah Casey
    Authorities arrest a Mulberry resident after allegedly committing crimes in Kansas and Missouri. On June 25th, 2018, Barton County, Missouri Deputies attempted to pull over a vehicle involved in a gas drive-off in Liberal, Missouri. The vehicle, a 2002 blue Saturn, had also been reported stolen from a dealership in Pittsburg, Kansas. Barton County authorities believed that two people were in the vehicle, including 34-year-old Jeremiah Casey. A police pursuit went from Missouri to Ka...More >>
    Authorities arrest a Mulberry resident after allegedly committing crimes in Kansas and Missouri. On June 25th, 2018, Barton County, Missouri Deputies attempted to pull over a vehicle involved in a gas drive-off in Liberal, Missouri. The vehicle, a 2002 blue Saturn, had also been reported stolen from a dealership in Pittsburg, Kansas. Barton County authorities believed that two people were in the vehicle, including 34-year-old Jeremiah Casey. A police pursuit went from Missouri to Ka...More >>
  • Large Fish Kill on Tar Creek, Cause Investigated

    Large Fish Kill on Tar Creek, Cause Investigated

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-06-26 20:08:08 GMT
    Tar CreekTar Creek
    Tar CreekTar Creek
    The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture investigates a large fish kill on a stretch of Tar Creek near Miami, Oklahoma. J-M Farms Inc., a locally owned business, was notified about the fish kill on June 22nd, 2018, and that the contaminant was possibly coming from the company's facility. Jeremy Sieger with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture told KOAM/FOX 14 that J-M Farms is working with the state to make sure the source of the leak is taken care of and that the co...More >>
    The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture investigates a large fish kill on a stretch of Tar Creek near Miami, Oklahoma. J-M Farms Inc., a locally owned business, was notified about the fish kill on June 22nd, 2018, and that the contaminant was possibly coming from the company's facility. Jeremy Sieger with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture told KOAM/FOX 14 that J-M Farms is working with the state to make sure the source of the leak is taken care of and that the co...More >>
  • Cause of Death Released on Monett Toddler

    Cause of Death Released on Monett Toddler

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-06-27 16:00:17 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: KY3Photo Courtesy: KY3

    Authorities investigate the shooting death of a small child in southwest Missouri. Monett Police responded to a call around 6:00 a.m. this morning about an unattended death in a home in the 500 block of Pleasant. (June 26, 2018) The victim, a preschool-aged child who lives at that address, was found dead with a gunshot wound. The Monett Police and Fire Departments and Barry-Lawrence County Ambulance responded to the scene. Authorities continue to investigate and have not yet ...

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    Authorities investigate the shooting death of a small child in southwest Missouri. Monett Police responded to a call around 6:00 a.m. this morning about an unattended death in a home in the 500 block of Pleasant. (June 26, 2018) The victim, a preschool-aged child who lives at that address, was found dead with a gunshot wound. The Monett Police and Fire Departments and Barry-Lawrence County Ambulance responded to the scene. Authorities continue to investigate and have not yet ...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-26

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-26

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-06-26 13:18:36 GMT

    Kansas lawmakers will have to go back to the drawing board to fix the state's school funding.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Kansas lawmakers will have to go back to the drawing board to fix the state's school funding.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Cherokee County Deputy Changes A Tire and Unknowingly Saves A Life

    Cherokee County Deputy Changes A Tire and Unknowingly Saves A Life

    Monday, June 25 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-06-26 02:54:55 GMT

        A woman from Southeast Kansas says she is alive today - all because she got a flat tire, and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, happened to have a guardian angel on it's staff. Beverly LaBonte was your normal, housewife on the outside. Tending to her home, her dog, and her husband. But inside, she was broken. As trouble in her life, was piling up, incident, after incident.

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        A woman from Southeast Kansas says she is alive today - all because she got a flat tire, and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, happened to have a guardian angel on it's staff. Beverly LaBonte was your normal, housewife on the outside. Tending to her home, her dog, and her husband. But inside, she was broken. As trouble in her life, was piling up, incident, after incident.

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  • Humane Society Asks for Foster Homes

    Humane Society Asks for Foster Homes

    Monday, June 25 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-06-26 00:11:56 GMT

    When Tasha May heard about the need for foster homes for animals at the Joplin Humane Society, she knew she wanted to help. "It's so sad seeing all the cats and dogs and everything come up here with no homes" said May. And the shelter needs as much help as they can get with over 300 animals pushing them to their limits.

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    When Tasha May heard about the need for foster homes for animals at the Joplin Humane Society, she knew she wanted to help. "It's so sad seeing all the cats and dogs and everything come up here with no homes" said May. And the shelter needs as much help as they can get with over 300 animals pushing them to their limits.

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  • Pittsburg Police Have "Newly-Energized" Bicycle Patrol Unit

    Pittsburg Police Have "Newly-Energized" Bicycle Patrol Unit

    Monday, June 25 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-06-25 21:07:17 GMT
    Pittsburg Police Bicycle Patrol UnitPittsburg Police Bicycle Patrol Unit
    Pittsburg Police Bicycle Patrol UnitPittsburg Police Bicycle Patrol Unit
    Six officers are appointed to serve on a police bicycle patrol unit in Pittsburg, Kansas. "We were able to update our fleet with six new bikes and provide officers with necessary training and equipment," says Interim Chief of Police Brent Narges. "These police officers will be specially trained and certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association, and must maintain a fitness level to successfully complete quarterly assessments to join and remain o...More >>
    Six officers are appointed to serve on a police bicycle patrol unit in Pittsburg, Kansas. "We were able to update our fleet with six new bikes and provide officers with necessary training and equipment," says Interim Chief of Police Brent Narges. "These police officers will be specially trained and certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association, and must maintain a fitness level to successfully complete quarterly assessments to join and remain o...More >>
  • JPD Seeks Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

    JPD Seeks Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

    JPD Seeks Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

    Monday, June 25 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-06-25 20:34:21 GMT

    Joplin Police ask for the public's help recognizing an alleged robbery suspect. The robbery occurred Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Zips Convenience Store at 2115 Connecticut in Joplin.  According to Joplin Police, the suspect showed a handgun to the clerk. Police have released photos from the suspect at another gas station earlier in the day. Authorities say the suspect left in a  dark colored 90's Jeep Cherokee.  

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    Joplin Police ask for the public's help recognizing an alleged robbery suspect. The robbery occurred Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Zips Convenience Store at 2115 Connecticut in Joplin.  According to Joplin Police, the suspect showed a handgun to the clerk. Police have released photos from the suspect at another gas station earlier in the day. Authorities say the suspect left in a  dark colored 90's Jeep Cherokee.  

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  • Joplin Man Takes Plea Deal for Carl Junction Thefts

    Joplin Man Takes Plea Deal for Carl Junction Thefts

    Monday, June 25 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-06-25 19:54:40 GMT
    Adam WilesAdam Wiles
    Adam WilesAdam Wiles
    A 29-year-old Joplin man enters a guilty plea and in turn gets a property damage charge dropped. Adam Wiles was charged in connection to several thefts from unlocked vehicles in June of 2017. On June 25th, 2017, Carl Junction Police received a call from a woman saying there was a man sitting in the driver's seat of her vehicle on Miller Street. Authorities responded to the home and found a man sleeping in her vehicle. An officer recognized the person as Adam Wiles. Police sa...More >>
    A 29-year-old Joplin man enters a guilty plea and in turn gets a property damage charge dropped. Adam Wiles was charged in connection to several thefts from unlocked vehicles in June of 2017. On June 25th, 2017, Carl Junction Police received a call from a woman saying there was a man sitting in the driver's seat of her vehicle on Miller Street. Authorities responded to the home and found a man sleeping in her vehicle. An officer recognized the person as Adam Wiles. Police sa...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-25

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-25

    Monday, June 25 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-06-25 13:05:43 GMT

    From a drowning at Joplin’s Shoal creek to the latest on the California wildfires, here's a check of today's top headlines… *the news you need to know* before you head out the door.

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    From a drowning at Joplin’s Shoal creek to the latest on the California wildfires, here's a check of today's top headlines… *the news you need to know* before you head out the door.

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  • Turquoise Tables Brings Neighbors Together

    Turquoise Tables Brings Neighbors Together

    Sunday, June 24 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-06-25 00:43:28 GMT

    Even on a rainy day, you might be able to catch a pop of color on some streets in Joplin thanks to a group known as Turquoise Tables. Ann leach, who was inspired by the book "The Turquoise Table,"  by Kristin Schell, explains.  "It is an outreach program to help strengthen our neighborhoods and promote communication and connection with our neighbors," explains Leach.

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    Even on a rainy day, you might be able to catch a pop of color on some streets in Joplin thanks to a group known as Turquoise Tables. Ann leach, who was inspired by the book "The Turquoise Table,"  by Kristin Schell, explains.  "It is an outreach program to help strengthen our neighborhoods and promote communication and connection with our neighbors," explains Leach.

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  • Joplin Police Investigate Drowning: Victim is Identified

    Joplin Police Investigate Drowning: Victim is Identified

    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-24 22:41:48 GMT

    The Missouri Highway Patrol identified a drowning victim as 44 year old Brad Windale. 

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    The Missouri Highway Patrol identified a drowning victim as 44 year old Brad Windale. 

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  • Rollover Crash Kills Webb City Man

    Rollover Crash Kills Webb City Man

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-24 19:30:22 GMT

    A Webb city man is dead after a crash in Newton county on Spurgeon road about five miles south of Joplin. 

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    A Webb city man is dead after a crash in Newton county on Spurgeon road about five miles south of Joplin. 

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  • Drowning on Shoal Creek

    Drowning on Shoal Creek

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:44:49 GMT

    Breaking news!  Emergency officials in Joplin were working a possible drowning on Shoal creeks near 1412 Glendale. 

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    Breaking news!  Emergency officials in Joplin were working a possible drowning on Shoal creeks near 1412 Glendale. 

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  • JPD Searches for Robbery Suspects: One Located

    JPD Searches for Robbery Suspects: One Located

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-06-24 04:10:09 GMT

    Joplin police are searching for suspects in two separate robberies Saturday.  

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    Joplin police are searching for suspects in two separate robberies Saturday.  

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  • Young Herpetologist Helps Others Conquer Fears of Reptiles

    Young Herpetologist Helps Others Conquer Fears of Reptiles

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-06-24 01:12:43 GMT

    Are you afraid of snakes, turtles or other scaly things?  One 9-year-old Liberal boy - was using his passion for Herptiles today, to show people, they're not so scary. Kadin Lemmons is not your typical 9 year old.  Hadin has had a love for reptiles for as long as he can remember - and it all started the first time his dad took him searching for the scaly animals. 

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    Are you afraid of snakes, turtles or other scaly things?  One 9-year-old Liberal boy - was using his passion for Herptiles today, to show people, they're not so scary. Kadin Lemmons is not your typical 9 year old.  Hadin has had a love for reptiles for as long as he can remember - and it all started the first time his dad took him searching for the scaly animals. 

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  • Fundraiser Gives Boost to Family in Need

    Fundraiser Gives Boost to Family in Need

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-06-24 00:48:45 GMT

    Seven-year-old Zaden seems like any other kid, but when he was diagnosed with type one diabetes, it changed his family forever. 

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    Seven-year-old Zaden seems like any other kid, but when he was diagnosed with type one diabetes, it changed his family forever. 

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  • "Moral Outcry" Raises Voice Against Abortion

    "Moral Outcry" Raises Voice Against Abortion

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-06-24 00:27:16 GMT

    The Moral Outcry, a group dedicated to doing away with abortion, brings a national petition to Joplin's Victory Ministry and Sports Complex. 

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    The Moral Outcry, a group dedicated to doing away with abortion, brings a national petition to Joplin's Victory Ministry and Sports Complex. 

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  • Fiddlers on the Route

    Fiddlers on the Route

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:51:40 GMT
    Fiddlers on the RouteFiddlers on the Route
    Fiddlers on the RouteFiddlers on the Route

    A music festival is using Route 66 to connect bluegrass and gospel musicians from across the four states.  The 2nd annual Fiddlers on the Route bluegrass festival is this weekend at Memorial Hall in Joplin.  It kicked off with a performance by Grammy winners Dailey and Vincent last night.  Today, eight bands from across Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas are featured. 

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    A music festival is using Route 66 to connect bluegrass and gospel musicians from across the four states.  The 2nd annual Fiddlers on the Route bluegrass festival is this weekend at Memorial Hall in Joplin.  It kicked off with a performance by Grammy winners Dailey and Vincent last night.  Today, eight bands from across Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas are featured. 

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  • What Would You Do...For A New Car?

    What Would You Do...For A New Car?

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:36:45 GMT

         So Lawson Motorsports at 7th and Range Line in Joplin is holding a pretty interesting contest.      It involves a Cadillac.      It also involves a handful of people standing, with their hands on it. Brian Lawson is the owner of Lawson Motorsports. He says he and his sales manager were looking for a unique way to get more involved in the community...

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         So Lawson Motorsports at 7th and Range Line in Joplin is holding a pretty interesting contest.      It involves a Cadillac.      It also involves a handful of people standing, with their hands on it. Brian Lawson is the owner of Lawson Motorsports. He says he and his sales manager were looking for a unique way to get more involved in the community...

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  • Lamar Aquatic Park Update

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:40:51 GMT
    It's been a shaky start to the season for the Lamar Aquatic Park. Open.. and then closed indefinitely. But the summer won't be an entire wash.  Mary Bean, Lifeguard:"Well, I was just really sad when I heard about it because I've grown up in this pool." That's what Mary Bean - and pretty much all the lifeguards at the Lamar Aquatic Park were thinking last week when the city council decided to close the center - due to a massive leak in the leisure pool....More >>
    It's been a shaky start to the season for the Lamar Aquatic Park. Open.. and then closed indefinitely. But the summer won't be an entire wash.  Mary Bean, Lifeguard:"Well, I was just really sad when I heard about it because I've grown up in this pool." That's what Mary Bean - and pretty much all the lifeguards at the Lamar Aquatic Park were thinking last week when the city council decided to close the center - due to a massive leak in the leisure pool....More >>
  • Pittsburg Says Casino Money Is Helping in Multiple Ways

    Pittsburg Says Casino Money Is Helping in Multiple Ways

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:28:02 GMT

    The city of Pittsburg has published its 5 year financial forecast, and it appears things are looking up. According to that forecast, the Kansas Crossing Casino deserves a good deal of credit. 

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    The city of Pittsburg has published its 5 year financial forecast, and it appears things are looking up. According to that forecast, the Kansas Crossing Casino deserves a good deal of credit. 

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  • Blackberry Farm Closes Doors for the Season

    Blackberry Farm Closes Doors for the Season

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:51:18 GMT

    Nancy Rowse is a retired teacher who always knew that her bucket list would be full of something sweet. "I picked blackberries as a little girl and I've just always loved blackberries, but you know how the biggest one is all the way back behind all the stickers...well these are thornless," she stated. But this year, the blackberry bushes are not only thornless, they're lacking berries.

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    Nancy Rowse is a retired teacher who always knew that her bucket list would be full of something sweet. "I picked blackberries as a little girl and I've just always loved blackberries, but you know how the biggest one is all the way back behind all the stickers...well these are thornless," she stated. But this year, the blackberry bushes are not only thornless, they're lacking berries.

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  • Worker is Electrocuted and Injured in Southeast Kansas

    Worker is Electrocuted and Injured in Southeast Kansas

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:57:29 GMT

    The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is working an accident on Highway 66 east of Riverton, Kansas. According to Sheriff Groves, a road construction worker from KDOT was taken to a Joplin hospital with what he believes to be non-life threatening injuries after being electrocuted today (June 22, 2018). Both lanes of traffic are closed while Empire crews make sure the area is safe. The Cherokee County EMS and Galena Fire Department are also on scene. KDOT is working on an ...

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    The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is working an accident on Highway 66 east of Riverton, Kansas. According to Sheriff Groves, a road construction worker from KDOT was taken to a Joplin hospital with what he believes to be non-life threatening injuries after being electrocuted today (June 22, 2018). Both lanes of traffic are closed while Empire crews make sure the area is safe. The Cherokee County EMS and Galena Fire Department are also on scene. KDOT is working on an ...

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  • Child Advocacy Center to Get New Facility

    Child Advocacy Center to Get New Facility

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:46:31 GMT

    Workers level the ground on a piece of property that will change hundreds of kids' lives "We staff all of the child abuse and molestation cases in Ottawa County. We prosecute them through the district attorney's office" says Leslie Bissell, the director of the Child Advocacy Center of Ottawa County.  The current facility is about 800 square feet. The new facility will be around 2,800 feet which they anticipate will help with the growing case load.  "...

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    Workers level the ground on a piece of property that will change hundreds of kids' lives "We staff all of the child abuse and molestation cases in Ottawa County. We prosecute them through the district attorney's office" says Leslie Bissell, the director of the Child Advocacy Center of Ottawa County.  The current facility is about 800 square feet. The new facility will be around 2,800 feet which they anticipate will help with the growing case load.  "...

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  • Amber Alert: Kansas City Teen Abducted

    Amber Alert Canceled, Teen Still Missing

    Amber Alert Canceled, Teen Still Missing

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:15:05 GMT

    An Amber Alert has been issued for a 15 year old taken after a shooting in Kansas City, MO Thursday night.   Brajaean Sledge is 5-foot-8,  125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police are searching for a 2017 KIA Forte with the Missouri license plate, MB5-G5B. The suspect, who may be with the party in danger, should be considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a black male between the ages of 18 & 20 years old, last seen wearing a grey hoodie. No furthe...

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    An Amber Alert has been issued for a 15 year old taken after a shooting in Kansas City, MO Thursday night.   Brajaean Sledge is 5-foot-8,  125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police are searching for a 2017 KIA Forte with the Missouri license plate, MB5-G5B. The suspect, who may be with the party in danger, should be considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a black male between the ages of 18 & 20 years old, last seen wearing a grey hoodie. No furthe...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-22

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-22

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:43:12 GMT

    Here's a recap of today's top headlines, the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    Here's a recap of today's top headlines, the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Supreme Court Hands Down Ruling On Sales Taxes For Out Of State Purchases

    Supreme Court Hands Down Ruling On Sales Taxes For Out Of State Purchases

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:48:49 GMT

    Until this ruling - the law said a business didn't have to collect sales tax on products it sold in states that it *did not* operate in.     Soon, all states will have the option to collect sales tax on purchases made outside of the state's borders. 

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    Until this ruling - the law said a business didn't have to collect sales tax on products it sold in states that it *did not* operate in.     Soon, all states will have the option to collect sales tax on purchases made outside of the state's borders. 

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  • Parsons Homicide Investigation

    Parsons Homicide Investigation

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:34:46 GMT

    "I took my dog for a walk, and that's when I heard the gun shots," said Michael York. Michael York is a Parsons resident who doesn't live far from 26th and Kimball, where a homicide investigation is underway. 

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    "I took my dog for a walk, and that's when I heard the gun shots," said Michael York. Michael York is a Parsons resident who doesn't live far from 26th and Kimball, where a homicide investigation is underway. 

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  • Volunteers Wanted for Special Olympics Kansas Bowling Tournament

    Volunteers Wanted for Special Olympics Kansas Bowling Tournament

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:08:36 GMT
    My grandparents and them bowled since I was little, and I would go to the bowling alley with them all the time" Volunteers make it possible for athletes like Brittany Smith to compete in their favorite sports.  "Without volunteers, we wouldn't be able to participate in events. We rely on volunteers for these events to happen. Without them, they wouldn't be able to compete" says Austin Koontz, a coach and case manager at New Hope Services.  Their t...More >>
    My grandparents and them bowled since I was little, and I would go to the bowling alley with them all the time" Volunteers make it possible for athletes like Brittany Smith to compete in their favorite sports.  "Without volunteers, we wouldn't be able to participate in events. We rely on volunteers for these events to happen. Without them, they wouldn't be able to compete" says Austin Koontz, a coach and case manager at New Hope Services.  Their t...More >>
  • 11TH Annual Hope Conference Tackles Trauma Kid’s Care & Adolescent Mental Health

    11TH Annual Hope Conference Tackles Trauma Kid’s Care & Adolescent Mental Health

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:42:41 GMT

    With a surge of adolescent and teen suicides reported, the 11th annual Community Hope Conference sponsored by the Alliance of Southwest Missouri  is focusing on how to help kids who've experienced trauma.        

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    With a surge of adolescent and teen suicides reported, the 11th annual Community Hope Conference sponsored by the Alliance of Southwest Missouri  is focusing on how to help kids who've experienced trauma.        

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  • Joplin's Police and Firefighter Pension Plan Could Have Less City Hall Involvement

    Joplin's Police and Firefighter Pension Plan Could Have Less City Hall Involvement

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:33:30 GMT

    "It's the perception that the pension plan is being attacked."

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    "It's the perception that the pension plan is being attacked."

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  • Safety Advocates Remind Parents To 'Look Before You Lock'

    Safety Advocates Remind Parents To 'Look Before You Lock'

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:27:39 GMT

    Today is the first day of summer (June 21). Child safety organization, KidsAndCars.org, says there have already been 16 confirmed child vehicular heatstroke deaths this year in the United States.  Every year on average, 37 children die in hot cars in our country. Last year, 43 young children died. 

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    Today is the first day of summer (June 21). Child safety organization, KidsAndCars.org, says there have already been 16 confirmed child vehicular heatstroke deaths this year in the United States.  Every year on average, 37 children die in hot cars in our country. Last year, 43 young children died. 

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  • Plea Deal For Woman Who Tried To Adopt Out Someone Else's Child

    Plea Deal For Woman Who Tried To Adopt Out Someone Else's Child

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:44:05 GMT
    Lasonya PoindexterLasonya Poindexter

    A Joplin woman originally charged with kidnapping and wire fraud pleads guilty and in return gets one charge dropped (June 21, 2018). 30-year-old Lasonya Poindexter was charged in federal court for trying to unlawfully adopt out at least one child she was babysitting for a Joplin couple. According to court documents, authorities believe the crime took place between June 1st, 2017 and July 20th, 2017. Poindexter started babysitting Ashley and Christian's two children at her h...

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    A Joplin woman originally charged with kidnapping and wire fraud pleads guilty and in return gets one charge dropped (June 21, 2018). 30-year-old Lasonya Poindexter was charged in federal court for trying to unlawfully adopt out at least one child she was babysitting for a Joplin couple. According to court documents, authorities believe the crime took place between June 1st, 2017 and July 20th, 2017. Poindexter started babysitting Ashley and Christian's two children at her h...

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