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  • Fire Truck Crash

    Fire Truck Crash

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:04:18 GMT

    A member of Columbus, KS Fire Rescue is recovering in a hospital, after suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel of a fire truck. 

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    A member of Columbus, KS Fire Rescue is recovering in a hospital, after suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel of a fire truck. 

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  • Push for Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Push for Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:47:57 GMT

    Advocates  for legalized marijuana in Oklahoma held a forum Saturday in Miami.  

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    Advocates  for legalized marijuana in Oklahoma held a forum Saturday in Miami.  

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  • Fatal Boat Crash at Lake of the Ozarks

    Fatal Boat Crash at Lake of the Ozarks

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:51:41 GMT

    A  dismal start to National Safe Boating week as a fatal boat crash kills three and injures at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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    A  dismal start to National Safe Boating week as a fatal boat crash kills three and injures at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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  • Surprise Crew: Soaring Heights Elementary

    Surprise Crew: Soaring Heights Elementary

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-05-17 13:10:10 GMT
    At KOAM we consider ourselves lucky to have the opportunity to give tours to 4-State students and let them sit in during our newscasts to see what it's like behind the scenes.There's one school in particular, Joplin’s Soaring Heights Elementary, that we get to enjoy an entire day with, complete with the station tour, as well as lunch, outdoor games...even some face painting.This year when the kids arrived, we devised a plan to beat the may heat we've been in the midst of -- and ...More >>
    At KOAM we consider ourselves lucky to have the opportunity to give tours to 4-State students and let them sit in during our newscasts to see what it's like behind the scenes.There's one school in particular, Joplin’s Soaring Heights Elementary, that we get to enjoy an entire day with, complete with the station tour, as well as lunch, outdoor games...even some face painting.This year when the kids arrived, we devised a plan to beat the may heat we've been in the midst of -- and ...More >>
  • Marriage Minimum Preview

    Marriage Minimum Preview

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:51 AM EDT2018-05-17 12:51:58 GMT
    Current Missouri allows individuals between the ages of 15 and 17 to get a marriage license with the signature and consent of a parent.  But a new proposed law takes that decision out of the hands of parents and into the hands of a judge.  KOAM’s Lisa Olliges previews her special report Marriage Minimum where she talks with teen brides, with different reasons for marrying, with different outcomes, and different opinions of the proposed Missouri law that would limit tee...More >>
    Current Missouri allows individuals between the ages of 15 and 17 to get a marriage license with the signature and consent of a parent.  But a new proposed law takes that decision out of the hands of parents and into the hands of a judge.  KOAM’s Lisa Olliges previews her special report Marriage Minimum where she talks with teen brides, with different reasons for marrying, with different outcomes, and different opinions of the proposed Missouri law that would limit tee...More >>
  • Risk on the Rails Preview

    Risk on the Rails Preview

    Thursday, May 10 2018 2:43 PM EDT2018-05-10 18:43:06 GMT

    KOAM’s Chris Warner’s special report Risk on the Rails airs tonight on the KOAM News at 6 and 10pm.  This morning Tawnya Bach sat down with Chris to get a preview.

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    KOAM’s Chris Warner’s special report Risk on the Rails airs tonight on the KOAM News at 6 and 10pm.  This morning Tawnya Bach sat down with Chris to get a preview.

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  • Surprise Crew: Mother's Day

    Surprise Crew: Mother's Day

    Thursday, May 10 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-05-10 18:38:30 GMT
    As we draw closer to Mother's Day, kids get to show off their crafty side.  This week the KOAM Surprise crew went to the Pumpkin Patch daycare to help the kids make the perfect gift just in time for mom's special day.More >>
    As we draw closer to Mother's Day, kids get to show off their crafty side.  This week the KOAM Surprise crew went to the Pumpkin Patch daycare to help the kids make the perfect gift just in time for mom's special day.More >>
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  • Fire Truck Crash

    Fire Truck Crash

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:04:18 GMT

    A member of Columbus, KS Fire Rescue is recovering in a hospital, after suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel of a fire truck. 

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    A member of Columbus, KS Fire Rescue is recovering in a hospital, after suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel of a fire truck. 

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  • Push for Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Push for Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:47:57 GMT

    Advocates  for legalized marijuana in Oklahoma held a forum Saturday in Miami.  

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    Advocates  for legalized marijuana in Oklahoma held a forum Saturday in Miami.  

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  • Fatal Boat Crash at Lake of the Ozarks

    Fatal Boat Crash at Lake of the Ozarks

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:51:41 GMT

    A  dismal start to National Safe Boating week as a fatal boat crash kills three and injures at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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    A  dismal start to National Safe Boating week as a fatal boat crash kills three and injures at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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  • An inspiring athlete takes on the Joplin Memorial Run

    An inspiring athlete takes on the Joplin Memorial Run

    Saturday, May 19 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-05-19 22:41:17 GMT
    You may recognize him from this billboard last year. And now, he's off, Richard Vaughn hits the pavement for his 200th race, the only Joplin Memorial run contestant in a wheelchair this year.  "I know there's a lot of wheel chair basketball teams around here and other wheelchair athletes. Where are they? I'm challenging them to come out next year and not run against me, but run with me" says Vaughn.  He races in a standard wheelchair, rather than a chair s...More >>
    You may recognize him from this billboard last year. And now, he's off, Richard Vaughn hits the pavement for his 200th race, the only Joplin Memorial run contestant in a wheelchair this year.  "I know there's a lot of wheel chair basketball teams around here and other wheelchair athletes. Where are they? I'm challenging them to come out next year and not run against me, but run with me" says Vaughn.  He races in a standard wheelchair, rather than a chair s...More >>
  • Seven Valedictorians in Carl Junction Senior Class

    Seven Valedictorians in Carl Junction Senior Class

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:37:59 GMT
    "Remembrance and eucetratrophe, whatever that means..haha" Eucatastrophe, a sudden, happy ending, similar to what this group of accomplished seniors is going through. "I studied a lot, I cried a lot, but I made it. haha" Kate Dreiling says jokingly.  This group of students aren't just study buddies. They're all co-valedictorians or salutatorians, the top students in their graduating class. Their principal says it's normal to have around four ...More >>
    "Remembrance and eucetratrophe, whatever that means..haha" Eucatastrophe, a sudden, happy ending, similar to what this group of accomplished seniors is going through. "I studied a lot, I cried a lot, but I made it. haha" Kate Dreiling says jokingly.  This group of students aren't just study buddies. They're all co-valedictorians or salutatorians, the top students in their graduating class. Their principal says it's normal to have around four ...More >>
  • Art Is Popping Up Around The Metro - And You Can Take It Home

    Art Is Popping Up Around The Metro - And You Can Take It Home

    Friday, May 18 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-05-19 01:12:41 GMT

         It's not something you see every day.      Some art...some crafts...placed along parts of Main Street in Joplin.      But a local group is on a mission to make sure folks can see it anywhere and everywhere. Take a walk along Main Street - and you won't have to go very far to find some artwork on the side of the road.

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         It's not something you see every day.      Some art...some crafts...placed along parts of Main Street in Joplin.      But a local group is on a mission to make sure folks can see it anywhere and everywhere. Take a walk along Main Street - and you won't have to go very far to find some artwork on the side of the road.

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  • Southeast Baseball Preps for State

    Southeast Baseball Preps for State

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:25:40 GMT

    The Lancers have made the 3A state tournament back-to-back seasons.

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    The Lancers have made the 3A state tournament back-to-back seasons.

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  • Higginbotham Walk-Off Gives PSU 7-6 Win Over Siena in NCBA World Series Opener

    Higginbotham Walk-Off Gives PSU 7-6 Win Over Siena in NCBA World Series Opener

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:17:47 GMT

    Former Colgan Panther Simon Higginbotham hit a walk-off single to put Pittsburg State into the second round of the NCBA DII World Series. 

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    Former Colgan Panther Simon Higginbotham hit a walk-off single to put Pittsburg State into the second round of the NCBA DII World Series. 

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  • A Bear's Journey Home Continues Through Neosho (So Leave Him Alone)

    A Bear's Journey Home Continues Through Neosho (So Leave Him Alone)

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:35:30 GMT
    Courtesy:  Cody LandtCourtesy: Cody Landt

    "...he keeps bumping into civilization and getting rerouted."

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    "...he keeps bumping into civilization and getting rerouted."

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  • Driver's License Dilemma

    Driver's License Dilemma

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:05:42 GMT

    A trip to driver's license services is a big deal for Dolores and Bob Kyle. The retired couple traveled from Coffeyville to Independence, Kansas, to renew Dolores' driver's license, but were shocked to find the office had moved.

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    A trip to driver's license services is a big deal for Dolores and Bob Kyle. The retired couple traveled from Coffeyville to Independence, Kansas, to renew Dolores' driver's license, but were shocked to find the office had moved.

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  • Cowgirl Culture documentary coming to Miami this weekend

    Cowgirl Culture documentary coming to Miami this weekend

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:05:08 GMT

    "What I hope to show is, our little subculture of American culture, the cowgirl culture. And let people see how independent and fiercely competitive these women are, also the pioneer spirit that women possess" Pitt State graduate, Lindsey Walls plans to show her documentary to not only the Fourstates, but to the world. From London to Australia, she even plans to enter it into festivals like Sundance.  "I think people have an interest in the we...

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    "What I hope to show is, our little subculture of American culture, the cowgirl culture. And let people see how independent and fiercely competitive these women are, also the pioneer spirit that women possess" Pitt State graduate, Lindsey Walls plans to show her documentary to not only the Fourstates, but to the world. From London to Australia, she even plans to enter it into festivals like Sundance.  "I think people have an interest in the we...

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  • Runners Lace Up For The Joplin Memorial Run - May 19

    Runners Lace Up For The Joplin Memorial Run - May 19

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:07:28 GMT
    Joplin Memorial RunJoplin Memorial Run
    Joplin Memorial RunJoplin Memorial Run
    Runners are lacing up for the Joplin Memorial Run this Saturday. The Joplin Memorial Run began in 2012 as a way to honor the lives lost in the May 22nd, 2011 tornado. The EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin and Duquesne and claimed the lives of 161 of our friends, family and loved ones. The memorial event has also helped raise money to support the rebuilding effort and construction of memorials. The 2018 Joplin Memorial Run will include a half marathon, 4 person half marathon re...More >>
    Runners are lacing up for the Joplin Memorial Run this Saturday. The Joplin Memorial Run began in 2012 as a way to honor the lives lost in the May 22nd, 2011 tornado. The EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin and Duquesne and claimed the lives of 161 of our friends, family and loved ones. The memorial event has also helped raise money to support the rebuilding effort and construction of memorials. The 2018 Joplin Memorial Run will include a half marathon, 4 person half marathon re...More >>
  • Joplin Man Sentenced For Armed Robbery & Carjacking

    Joplin Man Sentenced For Armed Robbery & Carjacking

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-05-18 18:57:56 GMT
    Paul LloydPaul Lloyd

    The armed robbery happened at Select Jewelers in Joplin on March 17th, 2016. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 34-year-old Paul Lloyd entered the jewelry store, approached an employee and asked to see several pieces of jewelry. He selected a necklace and walked to the cash register. Authorities say Lloyd then produced a gun and demanded that the clerk "give me all the jewelry." Lloyd then stated "I'm not kidding," and fired a gun into the wall. The clerk ...

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    The armed robbery happened at Select Jewelers in Joplin on March 17th, 2016. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 34-year-old Paul Lloyd entered the jewelry store, approached an employee and asked to see several pieces of jewelry. He selected a necklace and walked to the cash register. Authorities say Lloyd then produced a gun and demanded that the clerk "give me all the jewelry." Lloyd then stated "I'm not kidding," and fired a gun into the wall. The clerk ...

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  • Westar Energy Warning of New Scam Affecting Customers

    Westar Energy Warning of New Scam Affecting Customers

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-05-18 18:29:08 GMT
    Westar Energy is alerting customers that imposters claiming to work for the company are threatening to disconnect service and asking for prepaid cards as payment. Several customers have contacted Westar Energy’s Customer Relations Center after receiving suspicious phone calls. Some imposters are very convincing. They may use websites that allow them to manipulate caller ID, making the call appear to come from Westar. They speak with authority. When the targeted customer calls...More >>
    Westar Energy is alerting customers that imposters claiming to work for the company are threatening to disconnect service and asking for prepaid cards as payment. Several customers have contacted Westar Energy’s Customer Relations Center after receiving suspicious phone calls. Some imposters are very convincing. They may use websites that allow them to manipulate caller ID, making the call appear to come from Westar. They speak with authority. When the targeted customer calls...More >>
  • Seneca School District Appoints New Superintendent

    Seneca School District Appoints New Superintendent

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-05-18 18:29:30 GMT
    Brandon EgglestonBrandon Eggleston

    The Seneca R-7 School District has announced the name of their new superintendent to replace Dr. Jim Cummins who has taken over at the Neosho R-5 School District. The district has appointed current Joplin High School Principal Dr. Brandon Eggleston as the district's new superintendent. Dr. Eggleston has 18 years of experience in the education field. Dr. Eggleston received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Missouri Southern State University in 1999.  He later received a Maste...

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    The Seneca R-7 School District has announced the name of their new superintendent to replace Dr. Jim Cummins who has taken over at the Neosho R-5 School District. The district has appointed current Joplin High School Principal Dr. Brandon Eggleston as the district's new superintendent. Dr. Eggleston has 18 years of experience in the education field. Dr. Eggleston received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Missouri Southern State University in 1999.  He later received a Maste...

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  • Fatal Crash In Southwest Missouri Kills One, Injures 4 Others

    Fatal Crash In Southwest Missouri Kills One, Injures 4 Others

    Friday, May 18 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-05-18 20:19:36 GMT
    Fatal CrashFatal Crash

    The crash happened in Lawrence County, MO around 10:10 a.m. on May 13th, 2018. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Honda Accord pulled out from a private drive into the path of a Hyundai Sonata on Highway 39 about four miles north of Mt. Vernon. Five people were taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO. The Honda Accord was driven by 95-year-old John Lomas of Mt. Vernon. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. His passenger, 90-year-old Helen Lomas d...

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    The crash happened in Lawrence County, MO around 10:10 a.m. on May 13th, 2018. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Honda Accord pulled out from a private drive into the path of a Hyundai Sonata on Highway 39 about four miles north of Mt. Vernon. Five people were taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO. The Honda Accord was driven by 95-year-old John Lomas of Mt. Vernon. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. His passenger, 90-year-old Helen Lomas d...

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  • Kansas Takes Over A Fort Scott Nursing Home

    Kansas Takes Over A Fort Scott Nursing Home

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-05-18 16:33:47 GMT
    Representatives from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services say the state is taking over the Fort Scott Manor, a nursing home, and closing it. Fort Scott Manor is located on Heylman Street in Fort Scott, KS. Officials say their main concern is ensuring residents and patients get the care they need. They have given residents a 30 day notice of the facility closing and have asked other area nursing homes to help relocate the residents. The KS Dept. for Aging is ho...More >>
    Representatives from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services say the state is taking over the Fort Scott Manor, a nursing home, and closing it. Fort Scott Manor is located on Heylman Street in Fort Scott, KS. Officials say their main concern is ensuring residents and patients get the care they need. They have given residents a 30 day notice of the facility closing and have asked other area nursing homes to help relocate the residents. The KS Dept. for Aging is ho...More >>
  • Spike in potentially deadly dog virus

    Spike in potentially deadly dog virus

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:40:51 GMT
    Oro is getting her annual vaccines. "In a nutshell, I'm just trying to be a responsible pet owner and do everything i can to keep her safe from preventable diseases" says Liz Darling, Oro's owner. One of those preventable diseases, the Parvovirus. "We've had probably two to three times the amount of cases this year than we had last year. So it has been a very bad Parvovirus outbreak this year" says Dr. Heather Wallace from the Broadway Animal Hospital.  Sh...More >>
    Oro is getting her annual vaccines. "In a nutshell, I'm just trying to be a responsible pet owner and do everything i can to keep her safe from preventable diseases" says Liz Darling, Oro's owner. One of those preventable diseases, the Parvovirus. "We've had probably two to three times the amount of cases this year than we had last year. So it has been a very bad Parvovirus outbreak this year" says Dr. Heather Wallace from the Broadway Animal Hospital.  Sh...More >>
  • Allow Us To Introduce You To "The Baja Brothers"

    Allow Us To Introduce You To "The Baja Brothers"

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:26:26 GMT

         It is Baja time in Pittsburg.      The Kansas Baja SAE Competition is back in town.      And that means more than 2,000 competitors...worldwide...are here to show-off their stuff.      It includes 2 brothers on the Pitt State team.      Ones who have this thing in their blood.

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         It is Baja time in Pittsburg.      The Kansas Baja SAE Competition is back in town.      And that means more than 2,000 competitors...worldwide...are here to show-off their stuff.      It includes 2 brothers on the Pitt State team.      Ones who have this thing in their blood.

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  • Special Report: Push for Change to Lenient Marriage Laws Making MO Draw for Teens

    Special Report: Push for Change to Lenient Marriage Laws Making MO Draw for Teens

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:19:05 GMT
    In most states, if you're eighteen, you can get a marriage license with some special circumstances allowed.  On Thursday, a Missouri senator made a last ditch effort to create a minimum age to marry in Missouri setting it at sixteen years old.  Right now in the state, it is easy for those under age to get the license that can change their life. Marriage Minimum: Teen Brides. Two teen brides. One fifteen years old another sixteen, both with differedoesn't reasons for mar...More >>
    In most states, if you're eighteen, you can get a marriage license with some special circumstances allowed.  On Thursday, a Missouri senator made a last ditch effort to create a minimum age to marry in Missouri setting it at sixteen years old.  Right now in the state, it is easy for those under age to get the license that can change their life. Marriage Minimum: Teen Brides. Two teen brides. One fifteen years old another sixteen, both with differedoesn't reasons for mar...More >>
  • Small Southeast Kansas Town Prepares to Say Goodbye to "Something More Than Just a Tree"

    Small Southeast Kansas Town Prepares to Say Goodbye to "Something More Than Just a Tree"

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:59:12 GMT

    You can find history and pride in many Four State communities.  One of those communities is getting ready to say goodbye to something that has bound several generations.

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    You can find history and pride in many Four State communities.  One of those communities is getting ready to say goodbye to something that has bound several generations.

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  • Interview Sessions Put Neosho Students Professional Greeting Skills to the Test

    Interview Sessions Put Neosho Students Professional Greeting Skills to the Test

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:30:33 GMT

    Neosho junior high students practice greeting skills like handshakes while presenting  resumes to members of the business community. The eighth graders had one on one interviews, talking about themselves  to put communications skills like eye contact to the test. 

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    Neosho junior high students practice greeting skills like handshakes while presenting  resumes to members of the business community. The eighth graders had one on one interviews, talking about themselves  to put communications skills like eye contact to the test. 

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  • Southeast Kansas Teen Sentenced For 2016 Fatal Crash

    Southeast Kansas Teen Sentenced For 2016 Fatal Crash

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:21:49 GMT
    Trez MartinezTrez Martinez

    On December 30th, 2016, 18-year-old Trez Martinez was involved in a fatal crash in Neosho County, KS. It happened around 3:00 p.m. on Highway 169 (Douglas Road) about seven miles south of Chanute. According to the Kansas State Highway Patrol, two vehicles were stopped in the northbound lane, the front vehicle was preparing to turn left (west) onto 130th Road. Authorities say Martinez drove into the back of the second vehicle, causing it to hit the first vehicle. The first vehicle,...

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    On December 30th, 2016, 18-year-old Trez Martinez was involved in a fatal crash in Neosho County, KS. It happened around 3:00 p.m. on Highway 169 (Douglas Road) about seven miles south of Chanute. According to the Kansas State Highway Patrol, two vehicles were stopped in the northbound lane, the front vehicle was preparing to turn left (west) onto 130th Road. Authorities say Martinez drove into the back of the second vehicle, causing it to hit the first vehicle. The first vehicle,...

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  • PSU Proposes A Tuition Increase For Fall

    PSU Proposes A Tuition Increase For Fall

    Thursday, May 17 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-05-17 20:31:56 GMT

    Pittsburg State University students might be paying more this fall. The university presented the proposal to the Kansas Board of Regents.  Officials say Pittsburg State's 2018 tuition and fees are the lowest compared to the five universities identified as PSU's peers by the Kansas Board of Regents. The university says if the increase of 2.6% is approved, it would be the university's smallest since 1999. "We recognize the financial pressure ri...

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    Pittsburg State University students might be paying more this fall. The university presented the proposal to the Kansas Board of Regents.  Officials say Pittsburg State's 2018 tuition and fees are the lowest compared to the five universities identified as PSU's peers by the Kansas Board of Regents. The university says if the increase of 2.6% is approved, it would be the university's smallest since 1999. "We recognize the financial pressure ri...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-17

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-05-17 12:27:52 GMT
    MISSOURI TREATMENT BILL Missouri lawmakers approve a bill that will direct more people toward treatment programs, instead of prison.  The bill creates a pilot program in three counties to treat people struggling with addiction who might otherwise be incarcerated.  The senate had previously passed the bill. JOPLN AMNESTY DAY The Joplin Municipal Court is looking to work with residents who might have missed a court date or failed to pay a ticket.  An amnesty day w...More >>
    MISSOURI TREATMENT BILL Missouri lawmakers approve a bill that will direct more people toward treatment programs, instead of prison.  The bill creates a pilot program in three counties to treat people struggling with addiction who might otherwise be incarcerated.  The senate had previously passed the bill. JOPLN AMNESTY DAY The Joplin Municipal Court is looking to work with residents who might have missed a court date or failed to pay a ticket.  An amnesty day w...More >>
  • Explanation behind the "Yanny" or "Laurel" Debate

    Explanation behind the "Yanny" or "Laurel" Debate

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-05-17 02:22:51 GMT
    "Ehh, it's closer to the 'Yanny'" says Derek Moser. "I'm getting 'floral'" says Evan Martin. This recording is not only dividing the internet, but friends as well. I asked Derek if he say in anyway how Evan got "floral" out of the recording. "No, it's ludicrous! Ha ha!" But Evan wasn't the only one leaning towards Team Laurel. Out of the 12 people I asked, seven initially heard "Laurel", two heard "Yanny", and thre...More >>
    "Ehh, it's closer to the 'Yanny'" says Derek Moser. "I'm getting 'floral'" says Evan Martin. This recording is not only dividing the internet, but friends as well. I asked Derek if he say in anyway how Evan got "floral" out of the recording. "No, it's ludicrous! Ha ha!" But Evan wasn't the only one leaning towards Team Laurel. Out of the 12 people I asked, seven initially heard "Laurel", two heard "Yanny", and thre...More >>
  • Joplin Woman Living In Fear Of Her Neighbors After They Allegedly Break Into Her Home

    Joplin Woman Living In Fear Of Her Neighbors After They Allegedly Break Into Her Home

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:50:27 GMT

         A Joplin woman says she's terrified after her neighbor broke into her home and stole a number of valuable items.      More shocking...it wasn't the first crime the suspect is accused of committing. Tucked away in the heart of Joplin, a cozy little neighborhood. Then, the unthinkable happens.

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         A Joplin woman says she's terrified after her neighbor broke into her home and stole a number of valuable items.      More shocking...it wasn't the first crime the suspect is accused of committing. Tucked away in the heart of Joplin, a cozy little neighborhood. Then, the unthinkable happens.

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  • Sex Education Classes in Missouri Could Soon Also Cover Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment, and Consent

    Sex Education Classes in Missouri Could Soon Also Cover Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment, and Consent

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:19:22 GMT

    "...Perhaps we can make kids aware that later on, even currently...those types of behaviors aren't acceptable in a civilized community,"

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    "...Perhaps we can make kids aware that later on, even currently...those types of behaviors aren't acceptable in a civilized community,"

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  • Possible Legalization of Sports Betting Brings Warning of Gambling Addiction Risk

    Possible Legalization of Sports Betting Brings Warning of Gambling Addiction Risk

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:49:48 GMT

         Sports gambling may be illegal now, but that could change after this week's Supreme Court ruling. It gives states the ability to legalize sports wagering. But some warn that will simply increase the number of gambling addicts.  

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         Sports gambling may be illegal now, but that could change after this week's Supreme Court ruling. It gives states the ability to legalize sports wagering. But some warn that will simply increase the number of gambling addicts.  

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  • Former OK Fire Chief Charged With Embezzlement

    Former OK Fire Chief Charged With Embezzlement

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:52:03 GMT
    Former Hickory Grove, Oklahoma Fire Chief William Moore is charged with embezzlement. According to Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore, in December of 2017, Hickory Grove Fire Department Board members were told about "past due" accounts for unauthorized purchases owed for the Fire Department. After that, Moore was fired from his position as Fire Chief. On December 22nd, Frankie Shepherd (Chairman of the Board of Directors) and his wife (Fire Department's Secretary/Tre...More >>
    Former Hickory Grove, Oklahoma Fire Chief William Moore is charged with embezzlement. According to Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore, in December of 2017, Hickory Grove Fire Department Board members were told about "past due" accounts for unauthorized purchases owed for the Fire Department. After that, Moore was fired from his position as Fire Chief. On December 22nd, Frankie Shepherd (Chairman of the Board of Directors) and his wife (Fire Department's Secretary/Tre...More >>
  • Carl Junction Water Main Fixed, Boil Advisory Remains

    Carl Junction Water Main Fixed, Boil Advisory Remains

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-05-16 20:04:26 GMT

    The City of Carl Junction issued a boil advisory on May 15th after a water main break on Gum Road.  Officials today (May 16) say the leak has been fixed.  They've sent water samples to Missouri's Department of Natural Resources to test but won't have the results until tomorrow.  The boil advisory will remain for the Oscie Ora Acres and Dogwood Trails area, including the Tabor Woods subdivision.  The advisory is a precaution anytime the water pressure drops below...

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    The City of Carl Junction issued a boil advisory on May 15th after a water main break on Gum Road.  Officials today (May 16) say the leak has been fixed.  They've sent water samples to Missouri's Department of Natural Resources to test but won't have the results until tomorrow.  The boil advisory will remain for the Oscie Ora Acres and Dogwood Trails area, including the Tabor Woods subdivision.  The advisory is a precaution anytime the water pressure drops below...

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  • More Details Emerge After A Tulsa Amber Alert

    More Details Emerge After A Tulsa Amber Alert

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-05-16 20:53:30 GMT

    (AP) - A Tulsa mother stabbed her eldest daughter 50 to 70 times, struck her head with a pickaxe then set their home on fire, before fleeing the scene with the youngest of her three daughters, according to police. Taheerah Ahmad, 39, was arreste...

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    (AP) - A Tulsa mother stabbed her eldest daughter 50 to 70 times, struck her head with a pickaxe then set their home on fire, before fleeing the scene with the youngest of her three daughters, according to police. Taheerah Ahmad, 39, was arreste...

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  • Are Criminal Charges Required for Impeachment?

    Are Criminal Charges Required for Impeachment?

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-05-16 16:23:07 GMT

    The Saint Louis County Attorney has dropped charges against Missouri's Governor alleging he took and illegally transmitted photos of a woman with whom he was having an affair in 2015. Despite the dismissal of felony invasion of privacy charges, state lawmakers say they're carrying on with their own investigation into Governor Greitens and his actions.  That investigation is expected to be key in a discussion about whether to impeach the governor, that takes place later this we...

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    The Saint Louis County Attorney has dropped charges against Missouri's Governor alleging he took and illegally transmitted photos of a woman with whom he was having an affair in 2015. Despite the dismissal of felony invasion of privacy charges, state lawmakers say they're carrying on with their own investigation into Governor Greitens and his actions.  That investigation is expected to be key in a discussion about whether to impeach the governor, that takes place later this we...

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  • Kansas Governor Signs Bill Restoring Higher Education Funds

    Kansas Governor Signs Bill Restoring Higher Education Funds

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-05-16 15:55:43 GMT
    "This budget is stressing how important education is to our future workforce and to the future economy of the great state of Kansas," said Gov. Jeff Colyer. On Tuesday, the governor signed a budget bill restoring 15 million dollars in higher education funding, of the 30 million that was cut by former governor Brownback last year. For Pittsburg State University, that means $640,000 of the million dollars it lost to Brownback's cuts has been restored.$610,000 will go int...More >>
    "This budget is stressing how important education is to our future workforce and to the future economy of the great state of Kansas," said Gov. Jeff Colyer. On Tuesday, the governor signed a budget bill restoring 15 million dollars in higher education funding, of the 30 million that was cut by former governor Brownback last year. For Pittsburg State University, that means $640,000 of the million dollars it lost to Brownback's cuts has been restored.$610,000 will go int...More >>
  • Man Awarded Money After Prison Time For A Neosho Crime

    Man Awarded Money After Prison Time For A Neosho Crime

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-05-16 15:56:36 GMT

    A man who spent close to 20 years in a Missouri prison is awarded money for lost wages. The case stems from an incident that happened in Neosho during the early '90's. Dwight Laughlin was convicted of trying to break into a locked room inside the Neosho Post Office. His current attorney argued to a jury last week that this comes down to how the case was handled, not the fact this man committed a crime. "He was caught in the post office. He was caught red handed. But that's all...

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    A man who spent close to 20 years in a Missouri prison is awarded money for lost wages. The case stems from an incident that happened in Neosho during the early '90's. Dwight Laughlin was convicted of trying to break into a locked room inside the Neosho Post Office. His current attorney argued to a jury last week that this comes down to how the case was handled, not the fact this man committed a crime. "He was caught in the post office. He was caught red handed. But that's all...

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  • Joplin woman Sentenced For 2016 Crime Spree

    Joplin woman Sentenced For 2016 Crime Spree

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-05-16 15:25:55 GMT
    Brittany HarperBrittany Harper
    Brittany HarperBrittany Harper
    Brittany Nicole Harper of Joplin is sentenced by a federal judge to 19 years in prison. She was part of a four-state crime spree that ended when her boyfriend was killed in a shoot-out with police. Authorities say Harper was involved in a 10-day crime spree that began in Missouri and went through Alabama and Georgia before ending in Florida. Prosecutors say she and her boyfriend, Blake Fitzgerald, stole cars, burglarized a home and kidnapped two people during carjackings. The crimes...More >>
    Brittany Nicole Harper of Joplin is sentenced by a federal judge to 19 years in prison. She was part of a four-state crime spree that ended when her boyfriend was killed in a shoot-out with police. Authorities say Harper was involved in a 10-day crime spree that began in Missouri and went through Alabama and Georgia before ending in Florida. Prosecutors say she and her boyfriend, Blake Fitzgerald, stole cars, burglarized a home and kidnapped two people during carjackings. The crimes...More >>
  • Rising Gas Prices Putting Strain On Services

    Rising Gas Prices Putting Strain On Services

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:54:27 GMT

    Gas prices are up - and they're expected to continue their climb through the summer.     For most of us - it means we'll be more conscious of our driving - and try to conserve where possible - and turn to alternative modes of transportation, like, ride sharing.

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    Gas prices are up - and they're expected to continue their climb through the summer.     For most of us - it means we'll be more conscious of our driving - and try to conserve where possible - and turn to alternative modes of transportation, like, ride sharing.

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  • Girard Softball Punches Ticket to State

    Girard Softball Punches Ticket to State

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:36:32 GMT

    The defending state champions are headed back to the state tournament with a 22-0 record after winning a regional title Tuesday night. 

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    The defending state champions are headed back to the state tournament with a 22-0 record after winning a regional title Tuesday night. 

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  • Carthage Claims District Title Over Joplin

    Carthage Claims District Title Over Joplin

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:39:04 GMT

    It's the first district title for Carthage baseball since 1993. 

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    It's the first district title for Carthage baseball since 1993. 

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  • Iola Tops Girard to Earn Trip to State

    Iola Tops Girard to Earn Trip to State

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:29:21 GMT

    Highlights from Iola's 1-0 win over Girard to punch their ticket to the 4A-DII state tournament. 

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    Highlights from Iola's 1-0 win over Girard to punch their ticket to the 4A-DII state tournament. 

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  • Neosho Council Approves Use Tax for November Election

    Neosho Council Approves Use Tax for November Election

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:22:37 GMT

    Neosho residents could see a new tax on purchases made outside the city.  Neosho City Council voted to add a use tax issue to this November ballot at tonight's council meeting.  Implementing a use tax would allow the city to apply the local sales tax to purchases made online and outside of the state. 

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    Neosho residents could see a new tax on purchases made outside the city.  Neosho City Council voted to add a use tax issue to this November ballot at tonight's council meeting.  Implementing a use tax would allow the city to apply the local sales tax to purchases made online and outside of the state. 

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  • Plea Bargain Entered In Assault On Law Enforcement Case

    Plea Bargain Entered In Assault On Law Enforcement Case

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-05-15 21:30:38 GMT
    Keith WaldKeith Wald
    The crime happened on August 7th, 2017 around 3:30 a.m. at 4th and Sergeant Avenue in Joplin, MO. Officer Joel Taber says he saw a truck traveling north on Sergeant Avenue from 7th Street pulling a trailer without any lights. He pulled the vehicle over. Taber says that's when the driver, Keith Wald, started the truck and fled. While driving away from the stop, Wald threw an explosive device out of the drivers side window which exploded about 15 feet from Taber. During the pursuit, ...More >>
    The crime happened on August 7th, 2017 around 3:30 a.m. at 4th and Sergeant Avenue in Joplin, MO. Officer Joel Taber says he saw a truck traveling north on Sergeant Avenue from 7th Street pulling a trailer without any lights. He pulled the vehicle over. Taber says that's when the driver, Keith Wald, started the truck and fled. While driving away from the stop, Wald threw an explosive device out of the drivers side window which exploded about 15 feet from Taber. During the pursuit, ...More >>
  • Joplin Man Gets 12 Years For Child Pornography

    Joplin Man Gets 12 Years For Child Pornography

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-05-15 19:21:35 GMT

    36-year-old Michael Eden of Joplin was sentenced today (May 15, 2018) to 12 years in federal prison without parole. U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool also sentenced him to ten years of supervised release following incarceration. According to U.S. Attorney Timothy Garrison, on December 4th, 2017, Eden pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography.

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    36-year-old Michael Eden of Joplin was sentenced today (May 15, 2018) to 12 years in federal prison without parole. U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool also sentenced him to ten years of supervised release following incarceration. According to U.S. Attorney Timothy Garrison, on December 4th, 2017, Eden pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography.

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  • Update: Seneca Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested In Oklahoma

    Update: Seneca Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested In Oklahoma

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-05-15 20:33:44 GMT

    The robbery happened around 11:45 p.m. on May 14th, 2018, at the Big Daddy's Gas Station in Seneca, MO (817 Washington Avenue). The Seneca Police Department responded and were told by the store clerk that a white male had came into the store and tried to purchase alcohol and cigars. The clerk said after the suspect's card was declined he left and came back a short time later and showed a knife and demanded money. The clerk handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. Authoriti...

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    The robbery happened around 11:45 p.m. on May 14th, 2018, at the Big Daddy's Gas Station in Seneca, MO (817 Washington Avenue). The Seneca Police Department responded and were told by the store clerk that a white male had came into the store and tried to purchase alcohol and cigars. The clerk said after the suspect's card was declined he left and came back a short time later and showed a knife and demanded money. The clerk handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. Authoriti...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-15

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-15

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-05-15 13:53:03 GMT
    CHARGES DISMISSED Prosecutors dismiss felony invasion of privacy charges against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.  Attorney's cited the fact that Greitens' defense planned to call the Saint Louis Circuit Attorney, whose handling of the case has been under constant criticism by Greitens attorneys.  The governor on Monday told reporters, he's relieved by the dismissal, but also apologetic. KANSAS ALCOHOL LAW Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signs into law a bill allowing re...More >>
    CHARGES DISMISSED Prosecutors dismiss felony invasion of privacy charges against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.  Attorney's cited the fact that Greitens' defense planned to call the Saint Louis Circuit Attorney, whose handling of the case has been under constant criticism by Greitens attorneys.  The governor on Monday told reporters, he's relieved by the dismissal, but also apologetic. KANSAS ALCOHOL LAW Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signs into law a bill allowing re...More >>
  • Joplin Upsets Webb City, Advances to District Championship

    Joplin Upsets Webb City, Advances to District Championship

    Monday, May 14 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-05-15 02:40:28 GMT

    The Cardinals were the number one seed in the tournament with a 23-4 overall record. 

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    The Cardinals were the number one seed in the tournament with a 23-4 overall record. 

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  • Joplin Woman Scammed Out Of $700 On Facebook

    Joplin Woman Scammed Out Of $700 On Facebook

    Monday, May 14 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-05-15 01:51:54 GMT

         A Joplin woman says she was scammed by a man who told her on Facebook...that she was eligible for a grant of $100,000.      She's now out $700. The scam - started off simple. Becky Allgood, Scam Victim: "It said...Dear Becky, this is Agent Larry from grant headquarters office, your friend, forwarded your number to me that you want to apply for grant money."

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         A Joplin woman says she was scammed by a man who told her on Facebook...that she was eligible for a grant of $100,000.      She's now out $700. The scam - started off simple. Becky Allgood, Scam Victim: "It said...Dear Becky, this is Agent Larry from grant headquarters office, your friend, forwarded your number to me that you want to apply for grant money."

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  • Humboldt Softball Advances to Regional Semifinals

    Humboldt Softball Advances to Regional Semifinals

    Monday, May 14 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-05-14 23:41:50 GMT

    Highlights from Humboldt's 14-0 win over Erie in the first round of the 3A regional tournament at Southeast High School. 

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    Highlights from Humboldt's 14-0 win over Erie in the first round of the 3A regional tournament at Southeast High School. 

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  • Cherokee County Seeks New Storm Sirens

    Cherokee County Seeks New Storm Sirens

    Monday, May 14 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-05-14 22:57:35 GMT

    Cherokee County Emergency Management is always looking to make the county a little bit safer. They're currently applying for FEMA grants that would replace some old storm sirens, and bring in 3 new ones to cover blind spots. 

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    Cherokee County Emergency Management is always looking to make the county a little bit safer. They're currently applying for FEMA grants that would replace some old storm sirens, and bring in 3 new ones to cover blind spots. 

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  • Joplin Police Investigate Another Random Apparent Drive By Shooting

    Joplin Police Investigate Another Random Apparent Drive By Shooting

    Monday, May 14 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-05-14 22:37:52 GMT

     Investigators say a mom and her daughter were inside the home and one bullet in particular could've damaged more than property.

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     Investigators say a mom and her daughter were inside the home and one bullet in particular could've damaged more than property.

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  • Charges Dropped Against Gov. Greitens

    Charges Dropped Against Gov. Greitens

    Monday, May 14 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-05-14 22:09:57 GMT

    The Latest: Prosecutors have dropped an invasion-of-privacy charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, but say they plan to re-file the case with a special prosecutor.

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    The Latest: Prosecutors have dropped an invasion-of-privacy charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, but say they plan to re-file the case with a special prosecutor.

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  • Joplin Police Arrest A Man For The Armed Robbery Of Vintage Stock

    Joplin Police Arrest A Man For The Armed Robbery Of Vintage Stock

    Monday, May 14 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-05-14 19:56:17 GMT
    On May 13, 2018 Joplin police arrested a man for robbing Vintage Stock in the Northpark Mall. It happened at about 5:30 p.m. when the employees allegedly spotted a man described as wearing a mullet wig and Yankees jersey t-shirt concealing about $430 worth of merchandise. When he left without paying, employees followed him outside and contacted. That's when authorities say he pulled a knife on the employees. The suspect then re-entered the mall where police arrested him. The...More >>
    On May 13, 2018 Joplin police arrested a man for robbing Vintage Stock in the Northpark Mall. It happened at about 5:30 p.m. when the employees allegedly spotted a man described as wearing a mullet wig and Yankees jersey t-shirt concealing about $430 worth of merchandise. When he left without paying, employees followed him outside and contacted. That's when authorities say he pulled a knife on the employees. The suspect then re-entered the mall where police arrested him. The...More >>
  • A Southeast Kansas Man Is Killed In Crash

    A Southeast Kansas Man Is Killed In Crash

    Monday, May 14 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-05-14 18:40:48 GMT

    The crash happened at the intersection of U-169 and CR 4800 in Montgomery County, KS south of Cherryvale. Authorities say around 8:45 a.m. on May 11th, 2018, 87-year-old Lawrence Cretcher of Cherryvale was driving east on CR 4800.

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    The crash happened at the intersection of U-169 and CR 4800 in Montgomery County, KS south of Cherryvale. Authorities say around 8:45 a.m. on May 11th, 2018, 87-year-old Lawrence Cretcher of Cherryvale was driving east on CR 4800.

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  • Block22 Restaurants And Coffee Shop Announced

    Block22 Restaurants And Coffee Shop Announced

    Monday, May 14 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-05-14 15:49:32 GMT
    The wait is over for those wondering what food would be served in Block22. Block22 is a student housing and business space developed through a partnership between Pittsburg State University, the City of Pittsburg and the Vecino Group. It's located at 4th and Broadway and is expected to be finished this summer (2018). Today, officials announced the names of three new restaurants and a local coffee shop that will open inside Block22 this September and October. PSU officials say ea...More >>
    The wait is over for those wondering what food would be served in Block22. Block22 is a student housing and business space developed through a partnership between Pittsburg State University, the City of Pittsburg and the Vecino Group. It's located at 4th and Broadway and is expected to be finished this summer (2018). Today, officials announced the names of three new restaurants and a local coffee shop that will open inside Block22 this September and October. PSU officials say ea...More >>
  • Prosecutors Deny Arranging Talk Between Murder Suspect and Victim's Mother

    Prosecutors Deny Arranging Talk Between Murder Suspect and Victim's Mother

    Sunday, May 13 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-05-14 01:35:49 GMT
    Ronnie BusickRonnie Busick
    Ronnie BusickRonnie Busick

      Prosecutors responded Friday to a motion by defense attorneys for  Ronnie Busick of Wichita. In the response, prosecutors deny arranging a meeting between Lorene  Bible, the  mother of the missing girl, Lauria Bible and the Kansas man charged  with killing the girl and three others back in 1999.  

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      Prosecutors responded Friday to a motion by defense attorneys for  Ronnie Busick of Wichita. In the response, prosecutors deny arranging a meeting between Lorene  Bible, the  mother of the missing girl, Lauria Bible and the Kansas man charged  with killing the girl and three others back in 1999.  

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  • Grilling Safety Tips

    Grilling Safety Tips

    Sunday, May 13 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-05-13 23:27:12 GMT
    Paul Teverow is working the grill for his friends and family from the United Hebrew Congregation for their annual picnic. "We have hamburgers, veggie burgers, and kosher hot dogs" As he cooks on this gas grill, he makes sure to not leave the grill unattended, which is also recommended by the Joplin Fire Department "Nationwide, every year, there's about 9,000 fires started by grilling accidents. And that can be from anything from people leaving grills unattended, to n...More >>
    Paul Teverow is working the grill for his friends and family from the United Hebrew Congregation for their annual picnic. "We have hamburgers, veggie burgers, and kosher hot dogs" As he cooks on this gas grill, he makes sure to not leave the grill unattended, which is also recommended by the Joplin Fire Department "Nationwide, every year, there's about 9,000 fires started by grilling accidents. And that can be from anything from people leaving grills unattended, to n...More >>
  • Fatal Crash Near Oronogo on Highway 96

    Fatal Crash Near Oronogo on Highway 96

    Saturday, May 12 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-05-13 02:46:46 GMT
    Fatal CrashFatal Crash
    Fatal CrashFatal Crash

    A driver was tested for alcohol after causing a fatal crash today just west of Oronogo on  MO highway 96.  

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    A driver was tested for alcohol after causing a fatal crash today just west of Oronogo on  MO highway 96.  

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  • Memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers

    Memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers

    Saturday, May 12 2018 9:42 PM EDT2018-05-13 01:42:36 GMT
    Sergeant Vernon Baker was an Oklahoma City police officer for 30 years. During those years, at least four of his fellow officers were killed in the line of duty. "I'd drink coffee with them, we'd partner together" And just like that, everything can change.  "Just to get that call that something's happened, we have an officer down, there's no way I can describe it" After he moved to Delaware County, he noticed there was no organized way of honorin...More >>
    Sergeant Vernon Baker was an Oklahoma City police officer for 30 years. During those years, at least four of his fellow officers were killed in the line of duty. "I'd drink coffee with them, we'd partner together" And just like that, everything can change.  "Just to get that call that something's happened, we have an officer down, there's no way I can describe it" After he moved to Delaware County, he noticed there was no organized way of honorin...More >>
  • Vinita Teen Pleads Guilty to Murder Gets 25 Year Sentence

    Saturday, May 12 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-05-12 20:56:05 GMT

    A  Vinita, Oklahoma  teen faces twenty five years in prison. 16-year old Koalten Glenn Orr was charged and convicted as an adult in the shooting death of his father's fiancee. 

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    A  Vinita, Oklahoma  teen faces twenty five years in prison. 16-year old Koalten Glenn Orr was charged and convicted as an adult in the shooting death of his father's fiancee. 

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  • After Nearly 80 Years, A World War II Veteran Returns Home

    After Nearly 80 Years, A World War II Veteran Returns Home

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-05-12 02:30:16 GMT

         A World War II Veteran from Diamond, Missouri is finally returning home after almost 80 years.      Clifford Goodwin was onboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor when it was struck by Japanese torpedoes on December 7th, 1941.      Thanks to improvements in forensic technologies...his remains were recently identified and returned to Joplin, tonight.

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         A World War II Veteran from Diamond, Missouri is finally returning home after almost 80 years.      Clifford Goodwin was onboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor when it was struck by Japanese torpedoes on December 7th, 1941.      Thanks to improvements in forensic technologies...his remains were recently identified and returned to Joplin, tonight.

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  • Ceremony Honors Outstanding Business Man in Oklahoma

    Ceremony Honors Outstanding Business Man in Oklahoma

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-05-12 02:02:07 GMT

    A leading business owner is honored for their contributions to the community. The first national bank of Vinita held their second annual excellence in business award ceremony tonight. The annual event is held to recognize the economic impact that businesses have in the area.  This year, it was held at the Shangri-La Resort and tonight's winner - was the owner. 

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    A leading business owner is honored for their contributions to the community. The first national bank of Vinita held their second annual excellence in business award ceremony tonight. The annual event is held to recognize the economic impact that businesses have in the area.  This year, it was held at the Shangri-La Resort and tonight's winner - was the owner. 

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  • Pitt Students Talk Post Graduation Jobs

    Pitt Students Talk Post Graduation Jobs

    Friday, May 11 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-05-11 23:45:03 GMT

    Friday was a big night for Courtney Blakenship. She sang the National Anthem for Pitt State commencement. And she can concentrate on her singing, since she has work lined up. 

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    Friday was a big night for Courtney Blakenship. She sang the National Anthem for Pitt State commencement. And she can concentrate on her singing, since she has work lined up. 

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  • PSU's Jewett Named MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year

    PSU's Jewett Named MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year

    Friday, May 11 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-11 22:18:16 GMT

    Jewett was named both the men's and women's MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. It's the 42nd and 43rd time he's earned coach of the year honors between track and field and cross country. 

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    Jewett was named both the men's and women's MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. It's the 42nd and 43rd time he's earned coach of the year honors between track and field and cross country. 

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  • 14-Year-Old California Student Taken Into Custody After School Shooting

    14-Year-Old California Student Taken Into Custody After School Shooting

    Friday, May 11 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-05-11 16:49:29 GMT

    The injured student is expected to make a full recovery.

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    The injured student is expected to make a full recovery.

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  • Critics Weeded Out of Missouri Governor's Jury Pool

    Critics Weeded Out of Missouri Governor's Jury Pool

    Friday, May 11 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-05-11 16:17:19 GMT

    People with negative impressions of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are being weeded out of his potential juror pool for a criminal trial.

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    People with negative impressions of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are being weeded out of his potential juror pool for a criminal trial.

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  • Kansas Governor Signs Bill on Law Enforcement Body Cameras

    Kansas Governor Signs Bill on Law Enforcement Body Cameras

    Friday, May 11 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-05-11 16:07:45 GMT
    (AP) - Kansas will make law enforcement body camera footage more accessible to the families of suspects killed by officers and the state will be required to release basic information about child abuse deaths under a new state law. Gov. Jeff Colyer signed a single bill Thursday containing the new policies on child abuse deaths and body camera footage. The changes take effect July 1. He also signed a bill that will increase penalties for political candidates filing late campaign financ...More >>
    (AP) - Kansas will make law enforcement body camera footage more accessible to the families of suspects killed by officers and the state will be required to release basic information about child abuse deaths under a new state law. Gov. Jeff Colyer signed a single bill Thursday containing the new policies on child abuse deaths and body camera footage. The changes take effect July 1. He also signed a bill that will increase penalties for political candidates filing late campaign financ...More >>
  • Missouri GOP Lawmakers Try Again to Block Planned Parenthood Funding

    Missouri GOP Lawmakers Try Again to Block Planned Parenthood Funding

    Friday, May 11 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-05-11 16:01:57 GMT
    (AP) - Missouri's Republican-led Legislature is trying again to block funding from going to Planned Parenthood. House Budget Committee Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick on Thursday said the proposed state budget passed by lawmakers this week was crafted to end loopholes that had allowed the organization to access state funding. Lawmakers starting in 2016 opted to forgo some federal funding in an attempt to block Planned Parenthood from getting reimbursements for family planning and other p...More >>
    (AP) - Missouri's Republican-led Legislature is trying again to block funding from going to Planned Parenthood. House Budget Committee Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick on Thursday said the proposed state budget passed by lawmakers this week was crafted to end loopholes that had allowed the organization to access state funding. Lawmakers starting in 2016 opted to forgo some federal funding in an attempt to block Planned Parenthood from getting reimbursements for family planning and other p...More >>
  • Stand Your Ground Areas Expand to Churches in Oklahoma

    Stand Your Ground Areas Expand to Churches in Oklahoma

    Thursday, May 10 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-05-11 00:43:48 GMT
    "I'm grateful they're taking these procedures. So I think it'll make churches more aware that aren't aware of what we can do to protect our congregations and I think it'll be very good for the state" says Pastor Raymond Frizzelle from Miami's First Assembly of God. He says his church already has a trained security team. And even though Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill allowing people to use deadly force in places of worship, congregation members still ...More >>
    "I'm grateful they're taking these procedures. So I think it'll make churches more aware that aren't aware of what we can do to protect our congregations and I think it'll be very good for the state" says Pastor Raymond Frizzelle from Miami's First Assembly of God. He says his church already has a trained security team. And even though Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill allowing people to use deadly force in places of worship, congregation members still ...More >>
  • Curtis Signs with Neosho Co. Baseball

    Curtis Signs with Neosho Co. Baseball

    Thursday, May 10 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-05-11 00:37:46 GMT

    Chase Curtis is a three-sport standout for Pittsburg High School, receiving multiple honors in football, basketball and baseball. 

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    Chase Curtis is a three-sport standout for Pittsburg High School, receiving multiple honors in football, basketball and baseball. 

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  • Southeast Wins TRL Softball Championship

    Southeast Wins TRL Softball Championship

    Thursday, May 10 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-05-11 00:31:14 GMT

    The Lancers have claimed their first ever league title after going 19-1 in the Three Rivers League this season. 

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    The Lancers have claimed their first ever league title after going 19-1 in the Three Rivers League this season. 

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  • Special Report: Risk On The Rails

    Special Report: Risk On The Rails

    Thursday, May 10 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-05-10 23:16:17 GMT

    When it comes to a train versus a car, or a person, it's no contest.  In the past year - at least four people have died in our area alone from train accidents. But, in these situations, who, or what, is to blame?  We rode along with a crew from the Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad in Joplin.  What we saw at some of the crossings, was alarming.

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    When it comes to a train versus a car, or a person, it's no contest.  In the past year - at least four people have died in our area alone from train accidents. But, in these situations, who, or what, is to blame?  We rode along with a crew from the Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad in Joplin.  What we saw at some of the crossings, was alarming.

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  • Sunny Days Have More Four Staters Thinking About Solar Energy

    Sunny Days Have More Four Staters Thinking About Solar Energy

    Thursday, May 10 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-05-10 23:13:20 GMT

    Local solar panel installation companies say they're seeing an increase in business.

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    Local solar panel installation companies say they're seeing an increase in business.

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  • Special Report: 4-State Food Deserts

    Special Report: 4-State Food Deserts

    Thursday, May 10 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-05-10 22:33:48 GMT

    The USDA defines food deserts as "parts of the country, vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthful whole foods." According to its Food Desert Map, the town of Arma, KS qualifies. Residents there are looking for a solution. Felisha Larson is not a fan of feeding her kids with food from a gas station. But ever since the Arma Market closed down, filling her kitchen with fresh fruit, vegetables, and other staples of a healthy diet, has become a chore. "That ...

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    The USDA defines food deserts as "parts of the country, vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthful whole foods." According to its Food Desert Map, the town of Arma, KS qualifies. Residents there are looking for a solution. Felisha Larson is not a fan of feeding her kids with food from a gas station. But ever since the Arma Market closed down, filling her kitchen with fresh fruit, vegetables, and other staples of a healthy diet, has become a chore. "That ...

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  • Student Organizes Blood Drive for Community Service Project Based Learning

    Student Organizes Blood Drive for Community Service Project Based Learning

    Thursday, May 10 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-05-10 20:57:42 GMT

    The American Red Cross regularly holds blood drives at businesses and schools. But a drive on  Thursday at the Greenbush Education Service Center was coordinated by a student on a mission.   

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    The American Red Cross regularly holds blood drives at businesses and schools. But a drive on  Thursday at the Greenbush Education Service Center was coordinated by a student on a mission.   

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  • Names Of Cyclists Killed In Southeast Kansas Are Released

    Names Of Cyclists Killed In Southeast Kansas Are Released

    Thursday, May 10 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-05-10 19:12:42 GMT

    The incident happened on May 8th around 11:00 a.m. in Cherokee County, KS about a mile and a half west of Galena. Two cyclists were traveling west on K66 when a vehicle struck them from behind.  Authorities have identified the two cyclists as 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, both of Germany. Highway 66 between Galena and Riverton was closed while crews were on scene. Click here for previous story and video.

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    The incident happened on May 8th around 11:00 a.m. in Cherokee County, KS about a mile and a half west of Galena. Two cyclists were traveling west on K66 when a vehicle struck them from behind.  Authorities have identified the two cyclists as 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, both of Germany. Highway 66 between Galena and Riverton was closed while crews were on scene. Click here for previous story and video.

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  • Nevada, MO Man Killed in Multi-Trailer Crash

    Nevada, MO Man Killed in Multi-Trailer Crash

    Thursday, May 10 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-05-10 16:17:03 GMT
    A Nevada, MO man is killed in a crash on US 54. The crash happened around 9:40 p.m. on May 9th just east of Dederick in Vernon County, MO. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Dodge truck was pulling a small horse trailer heading east on US 54 when it became unhooked and traveled into the oncoming lane of traffic. The horse trailer collided head-on with another pickup truck pulling a trailer in the opposite direction, driven by Ronald Hughes. Troopers say the horse trailer f...More >>
    A Nevada, MO man is killed in a crash on US 54. The crash happened around 9:40 p.m. on May 9th just east of Dederick in Vernon County, MO. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Dodge truck was pulling a small horse trailer heading east on US 54 when it became unhooked and traveled into the oncoming lane of traffic. The horse trailer collided head-on with another pickup truck pulling a trailer in the opposite direction, driven by Ronald Hughes. Troopers say the horse trailer f...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Among Agencies Without Field Drug Testing

    Joplin Police Department Among Agencies Without Field Drug Testing

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-05-10 01:56:32 GMT
    There are lots of different drug testing kits for officers out in the field.. "A lot of them are an ampoule that contains liquid with a cotton swab or fabric on one end. You break the liquid. Expose it to the substance, basically swab the substance and then you get a color change" says Captain Trevor Duncan from the Joplin Police Department. This old way of testing put officers in more danger than they deem necessary. "In the process of doing that, you have...More >>
    There are lots of different drug testing kits for officers out in the field.. "A lot of them are an ampoule that contains liquid with a cotton swab or fabric on one end. You break the liquid. Expose it to the substance, basically swab the substance and then you get a color change" says Captain Trevor Duncan from the Joplin Police Department. This old way of testing put officers in more danger than they deem necessary. "In the process of doing that, you have...More >>
  • Questions Raised About Joplin Council's Process To Fill Vacant Seat

    Questions Raised About Joplin Council's Process To Fill Vacant Seat

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-05-10 01:27:21 GMT

         Joplin's City Council continues to take applications to fill the seat left vacant by Joshua Bard.      It's following a process established by the city charter.      But not everyone thinks it's the right way to go.

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         Joplin's City Council continues to take applications to fill the seat left vacant by Joshua Bard.      It's following a process established by the city charter.      But not everyone thinks it's the right way to go.

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  • Newton County Woman is Doubtful Nephew's Drug Arrest Will Make Difference

    Newton County Woman is Doubtful Nephew's Drug Arrest Will Make Difference

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-05-09 23:24:55 GMT

    We got a look at how some extended family have been impacted by a drug bust today.

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    We got a look at how some extended family have been impacted by a drug bust today.

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  • Southwest Mo Mom Shares Tragedy to Warn Other Parents

    Southwest Mo Mom Shares Tragedy to Warn Other Parents

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-05-09 23:23:51 GMT

    Every year children die after being left in hot cars in the summer. For Brittanie Wells, it wasn't an errand to the store or a gas station but a parked car that proved fatal to her two year old child. She hopes to raise awareness of the tragedy to parents. 

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    Every year children die after being left in hot cars in the summer. For Brittanie Wells, it wasn't an errand to the store or a gas station but a parked car that proved fatal to her two year old child. She hopes to raise awareness of the tragedy to parents. 

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  • Teen Questioned After Bomb Threat In Neosho, MO

    Teen Questioned After Bomb Threat In Neosho, MO

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-05-09 23:27:47 GMT

    KOAM and FOX 14 arrived at the Neosho High School shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9th. Students were outside the building and at least three law enforcement vehicles were on scene. The Neosho Police Department says they were alerted of a bomb threat around 1:30 p.m. Authorities say after arriving, the decision was made to evacuate the students from the building. The Joplin Police Department was called to help with investigation and used K9 units to search the building. ...

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    KOAM and FOX 14 arrived at the Neosho High School shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9th. Students were outside the building and at least three law enforcement vehicles were on scene. The Neosho Police Department says they were alerted of a bomb threat around 1:30 p.m. Authorities say after arriving, the decision was made to evacuate the students from the building. The Joplin Police Department was called to help with investigation and used K9 units to search the building. ...

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  • Joplin Man Wanted For Kidnapping Is Arrested After Standoff

    Joplin Man Wanted For Kidnapping Is Arrested After Standoff

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-05-09 17:16:34 GMT

    KOAM and FOX 14 receive court documents after a standoff in Joplin leads to the arrest of a man wanted for kidnapping. The Newton County Sheriff's Office requested the Joplin SWAT team to help them serve a warrant for the arrest of 36-year-old Brandon Funkhouser. Shortly after 12:00 p.m. on May 8th, 2018, a two hour standoff began at the Missouri Place Apartments on East 32nd Street in Joplin. Authorities say they used tear gas to help apprehend Funkhouser. He was taken into cus...

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    KOAM and FOX 14 receive court documents after a standoff in Joplin leads to the arrest of a man wanted for kidnapping. The Newton County Sheriff's Office requested the Joplin SWAT team to help them serve a warrant for the arrest of 36-year-old Brandon Funkhouser. Shortly after 12:00 p.m. on May 8th, 2018, a two hour standoff began at the Missouri Place Apartments on East 32nd Street in Joplin. Authorities say they used tear gas to help apprehend Funkhouser. He was taken into cus...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-9

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-9

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-05-09 11:51:42 GMT
    RIVER BODY IDENTIFIED Authorities identify the man found dead in an Oklahoma river.  Authorities say on Saturday a fisherman spotted the body of 34-year old Dakota Sky Damrill of Miami in the Neosho river.  Authorities say there were no apparent signs of trauma but his body has been turned over to the Oklahoma State medical examiner for an autopsy. BICYCLISTS KILLED Authorities say two tourists from Germany were killed while riding their bikes in Southeast Kansas.&nb...More >>
    RIVER BODY IDENTIFIED Authorities identify the man found dead in an Oklahoma river.  Authorities say on Saturday a fisherman spotted the body of 34-year old Dakota Sky Damrill of Miami in the Neosho river.  Authorities say there were no apparent signs of trauma but his body has been turned over to the Oklahoma State medical examiner for an autopsy. BICYCLISTS KILLED Authorities say two tourists from Germany were killed while riding their bikes in Southeast Kansas.&nb...More >>
  • Missouri House Passes Bill for High School Sex Education to Include Sexual Harassment and Assault Information

    Missouri House Passes Bill for High School Sex Education to Include Sexual Harassment and Assault Information

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-05-09 02:33:36 GMT

    Lessons would address how to resist unwanted sexual advances.

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    Lessons would address how to resist unwanted sexual advances.

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  • Springfield Man Arrested in Joplin for Forgery

    Springfield Man Arrested in Joplin for Forgery

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-09 02:25:53 GMT

    Police say they responded to a local hotel room and found computers, check printing software, more stolen mail and other evidence of his crimes.

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    Police say they responded to a local hotel room and found computers, check printing software, more stolen mail and other evidence of his crimes.

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  • Demolition Day in Pittsburg

    Demolition Day in Pittsburg

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-05-08 23:49:25 GMT

    The 5th Street Bar & Grill is one of two businesses sharing a wall with a dilapidated structure at 113 West 5th Street. If things go according to plan, both the 5th Street Bar & Grill and Dittman Insurance, should be up and running on Friday, May 11th.

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    The 5th Street Bar & Grill is one of two businesses sharing a wall with a dilapidated structure at 113 West 5th Street. If things go according to plan, both the 5th Street Bar & Grill and Dittman Insurance, should be up and running on Friday, May 11th.

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  • Pittsburg Clinches Outright SEK Title

    Pittsburg Clinches Outright SEK Title

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-05-08 23:49:23 GMT

    Pittsburg is now 11-1 in the SEK and has won the league title for the 2nd straight season. 

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    Pittsburg is now 11-1 in the SEK and has won the league title for the 2nd straight season. 

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  • Webb City Police Find Children in Hot Vehicles: Seek Charges Against Fathers

    Webb City Police Find Children in Hot Vehicles: Seek Charges Against Fathers

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-05-08 23:12:37 GMT

    Webb City police are seeking child endangerment  charges against two dads for leaving  their children unattended in hot vehicles.   

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    Webb City police are seeking child endangerment  charges against two dads for leaving  their children unattended in hot vehicles.   

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  • Body Found In Neosho River Identified as Miami, OK Resident

    Body Found In Neosho River Identified as Miami, OK Resident

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-05-08 22:41:35 GMT

    Ottawa County, OK authorities say a fisherman spotted a body floating in the Neosho River on May 5th, 2018. The Grand River Dam Authority said the body was found about a mile north of the low water dam in the Miami area around 1:00 p.m. Authorities have identified the body as that of 34-year-old Dakota Sky Damrill of Miami. Damrill's body was turned over to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner, but there were no signs of trauma. Story from May 5th, 2018: http://www.koamtv.com/st...

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    Ottawa County, OK authorities say a fisherman spotted a body floating in the Neosho River on May 5th, 2018. The Grand River Dam Authority said the body was found about a mile north of the low water dam in the Miami area around 1:00 p.m. Authorities have identified the body as that of 34-year-old Dakota Sky Damrill of Miami. Damrill's body was turned over to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner, but there were no signs of trauma. Story from May 5th, 2018: http://www.koamtv.com/st...

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  • Double Fatality: Cyclists Hit On Hwy 66 in Cherokee Co., KS

    Double Fatality: Cyclists Hit On Hwy 66 in Cherokee Co., KS

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-05-08 19:02:09 GMT
    The Kansas State Highway Patrol says two people have been killed on U.S. Highway 66. Trooper Rick Wingate says two cyclists from Germany were riding on the highway near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a minivan around 11:20 a.m. The cyclists died at the scene. Highway 66 between Galena and Riverton remains closed while crews investigate the crash. No other details are being released at this time.More >>
    The Kansas State Highway Patrol says two people have been killed on U.S. Highway 66. Trooper Rick Wingate says two cyclists from Germany were riding on the highway near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a minivan around 11:20 a.m. The cyclists died at the scene. Highway 66 between Galena and Riverton remains closed while crews investigate the crash. No other details are being released at this time.More >>
  • Man Dies In McDonald County, MO Crash

    Man Dies In McDonald County, MO Crash

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-05-08 17:10:19 GMT
    The Missouri Highway Patrol says the single-vehicle crash happened on May 7th, 2018, just after 7:00 p.m. on Route E about seven miles east of Jane, MO. According to the crash report, 24-year-old Hayden Harrison of Bella Vista, AR was driving a Ford F250 southbound when he went off the roadway and overturned down an embankment. The McDonald County Deputy Coroner pronounced him dead at the scene. This is MSHP Troop D's first fatal accident of the month and the 31st fatal of the ...More >>
    The Missouri Highway Patrol says the single-vehicle crash happened on May 7th, 2018, just after 7:00 p.m. on Route E about seven miles east of Jane, MO. According to the crash report, 24-year-old Hayden Harrison of Bella Vista, AR was driving a Ford F250 southbound when he went off the roadway and overturned down an embankment. The McDonald County Deputy Coroner pronounced him dead at the scene. This is MSHP Troop D's first fatal accident of the month and the 31st fatal of the ...More >>
  • Children Left In Vehicle, Police Seek Child Neglect Charges

    Children Left In Vehicle, Police Seek Child Neglect Charges

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-05-08 18:23:13 GMT

    Webb City Police are called to two separate reports of toddlers left unattended in a vehicle. On May 6th around 5:00 p.m., a caller reported seeing three toddlers under the age of 3-years-old buckled up in a truck with no supervision. Officers arrived at the Atwoods/Big Lots parking lot at 1899 S. Madison. They discovered that a 31-year-old Webb City man had left his children in the truck for several minutes while shopping at Atwoods. Authorities say the kids were released to t...

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    Webb City Police are called to two separate reports of toddlers left unattended in a vehicle. On May 6th around 5:00 p.m., a caller reported seeing three toddlers under the age of 3-years-old buckled up in a truck with no supervision. Officers arrived at the Atwoods/Big Lots parking lot at 1899 S. Madison. They discovered that a 31-year-old Webb City man had left his children in the truck for several minutes while shopping at Atwoods. Authorities say the kids were released to t...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-8

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-8

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-05-08 13:13:16 GMT
    JOPLIN POLICE CUTS The Joplin Police Department warns of more cuts as it continues to struggle with funding and officer retention.  The department also announced it will cut several of its current services,  including emergency response to non-injury crashes on private land, responses to misdemeanors, and providing security for 5K runs. TRUCK DRIVER LAW A new law for Kansas truck drivers will soon take effect, and it's meant to raise awareness of human trafficking.&n...More >>
    JOPLIN POLICE CUTS The Joplin Police Department warns of more cuts as it continues to struggle with funding and officer retention.  The department also announced it will cut several of its current services,  including emergency response to non-injury crashes on private land, responses to misdemeanors, and providing security for 5K runs. TRUCK DRIVER LAW A new law for Kansas truck drivers will soon take effect, and it's meant to raise awareness of human trafficking.&n...More >>
  • JPD Announces Cuts at City Council Meeting

    Monday, May 7 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-05-08 02:30:11 GMT

    It was a busy night for members of Joplin City Council.  One of the items with the most draw was a staffing report involving Joplin Police. According to chief Matt Stewart, the department currently has thirteen officer vacancies -- a number that could climb to nineteen by this summer. Chief Stewart also announced that the department would cut several of its current services. 

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    It was a busy night for members of Joplin City Council.  One of the items with the most draw was a staffing report involving Joplin Police. According to chief Matt Stewart, the department currently has thirteen officer vacancies -- a number that could climb to nineteen by this summer. Chief Stewart also announced that the department would cut several of its current services. 

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  • Major Development Planned for Downtown Baxter Springs

    Major Development Planned for Downtown Baxter Springs

    Monday, May 7 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-05-08 01:54:12 GMT

         Saturday May 19th is a date worth marking on your calendar.      Especially if you're in the Baxter Springs area *or* if you're a classic car enthusiast. Main Street Baxter Springs - otherwise known as Military Avenue. It's been struggling for years to maintain businesses along this revamped stretch of road.

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         Saturday May 19th is a date worth marking on your calendar.      Especially if you're in the Baxter Springs area *or* if you're a classic car enthusiast. Main Street Baxter Springs - otherwise known as Military Avenue. It's been struggling for years to maintain businesses along this revamped stretch of road.

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  • Kansas CDL Drivers Soon to Study Human Trafficking Awareness

    Monday, May 7 2018 8:02 PM EDT2018-05-08 00:02:57 GMT

    "Drivers have made close to 2,000 calls into the national hotline that has resulted in over 500 potential cases of human trafficking."

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    "Drivers have made close to 2,000 calls into the national hotline that has resulted in over 500 potential cases of human trafficking."

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  • Kansas Governor Signs Education Funding Fix

    Kansas Governor Signs Education Funding Fix

    Monday, May 7 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-05-07 18:25:12 GMT
    The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in October that the state's current funding of more than $4 billion a year isn't sufficient under the state constitution. Lawmakers agreed on a bill ensuring that the sate phases in a $534 million increase in spending over five years as intended.  After the bill was signed, a flaw was discovered that inadvertently shorted schools $80 million. On Monday, May 7th, Gov. Colyer signed legislation fixing the flaw.  The signing ceremony ...More >>
    The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in October that the state's current funding of more than $4 billion a year isn't sufficient under the state constitution. Lawmakers agreed on a bill ensuring that the sate phases in a $534 million increase in spending over five years as intended.  After the bill was signed, a flaw was discovered that inadvertently shorted schools $80 million. On Monday, May 7th, Gov. Colyer signed legislation fixing the flaw.  The signing ceremony ...More >>
  • Joplin Releases Update About Odor Complaints

    Joplin Releases Update About Odor Complaints

    Monday, May 7 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-05-07 16:57:12 GMT
    Several residents have expressed frustrations with regularly smelling odors they suspect come from Joplin manufacturing facilities.  The City of Joplin says they've been meeting with those industries that have been noted as possible contributors to the odors. "These meetings provide simple introductions and a dialogue to understand the matter from both parties," said Dan Pekarek, Director of the Health Department. "We are learning more about their processes; the...More >>
    Several residents have expressed frustrations with regularly smelling odors they suspect come from Joplin manufacturing facilities.  The City of Joplin says they've been meeting with those industries that have been noted as possible contributors to the odors. "These meetings provide simple introductions and a dialogue to understand the matter from both parties," said Dan Pekarek, Director of the Health Department. "We are learning more about their processes; the...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-7

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-7

    Monday, May 7 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-05-07 12:46:04 GMT
    ADOPTION PROTECTION Lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma pass legislation that will grant legal protection to faith-based adoption agencies that won't place children in LGBT homes.  Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer says he will sign the bill.  Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has not indicated whether she will sign the legislation in her state. NEOSHO RIVER BODY A body is found in Oklahoma.  Ottawa County authorities say the body of a 34-year old white male was found floati...More >>
    ADOPTION PROTECTION Lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma pass legislation that will grant legal protection to faith-based adoption agencies that won't place children in LGBT homes.  Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer says he will sign the bill.  Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has not indicated whether she will sign the legislation in her state. NEOSHO RIVER BODY A body is found in Oklahoma.  Ottawa County authorities say the body of a 34-year old white male was found floati...More >>
  • American Red Cross and Volunteers Install More Than 100 Smoke Detectors in Fort Scott

    American Red Cross and Volunteers Install More Than 100 Smoke Detectors in Fort Scott

    Sunday, May 6 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-05-07 01:49:39 GMT
    Fire fighters bring a sense of security into Paula's home. Volunteers are installing more than 100 other smoke detectors into homes across Fort Scott. And they're doing it free of charge. "It helps a lot. When you're not the income you used to make when I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, I made a lot more money than I do being retired.  Dicie Nicklause from the American Red Cross says having a smoke alarm in your home reduces fire fatalities....More >>
    Fire fighters bring a sense of security into Paula's home. Volunteers are installing more than 100 other smoke detectors into homes across Fort Scott. And they're doing it free of charge. "It helps a lot. When you're not the income you used to make when I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, I made a lot more money than I do being retired.  Dicie Nicklause from the American Red Cross says having a smoke alarm in your home reduces fire fatalities....More >>
  • Oswego Honors a Local Legend

    Oswego Honors a Local Legend

    Sunday, May 6 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-05-07 00:38:13 GMT

    A local legend is being honored in Oswego, Kansas.  The city dedicated three new signs to the late Ted Watts today. Watts was a renowned sports artist who was famous for painting seventy seven Heisman trophy winners, and designing the "welcome" sign for Oswego.

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    A local legend is being honored in Oswego, Kansas.  The city dedicated three new signs to the late Ted Watts today. Watts was a renowned sports artist who was famous for painting seventy seven Heisman trophy winners, and designing the "welcome" sign for Oswego.

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  • MO Highway Patrol Investigates Shooting: Woman Backs Car Into Officer

    MO Highway Patrol Investigates Shooting: Woman Backs Car Into Officer

    Sunday, May 6 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-05-07 01:52:16 GMT

    The Missouri Highway Patrol will investigate a Sunday police shooting in Lawrence County. 

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    The Missouri Highway Patrol will investigate a Sunday police shooting in Lawrence County. 

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  • Crash Near Erie Leaves A Man Injured

    Crash Near Erie Leaves A Man Injured

    Sunday, May 6 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-05-06 22:28:27 GMT

    A Parsons man is hospitalize after crashing his truck in Erie, Kansas.  24-year old Bradley Wolken lost control of his Ford  F150 at a curve and went off the roadway where his vehicle struck a tree. 

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    A Parsons man is hospitalize after crashing his truck in Erie, Kansas.  24-year old Bradley Wolken lost control of his Ford  F150 at a curve and went off the roadway where his vehicle struck a tree. 

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  • Governor Jeff Colyer Visits Southeast Kansas

    Governor Jeff Colyer Visits Southeast Kansas

    Saturday, May 5 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-05-06 02:08:46 GMT
    Taylor Crawshaw's son is a little more than half a year old now and was born at only 25 weeks old. So traveling to doctor appointments is a regular thing. "We travel to Wichita two or three times a month for a 10 minute appointment, then turn around and leave" So one topic she brought to to Governor Jeff Colyer, expanding telemedicine in Southeast Kansas. "I think if legislation worked on bringing telemedicine to rural areas, that would be extremely helpful"...More >>
    Taylor Crawshaw's son is a little more than half a year old now and was born at only 25 weeks old. So traveling to doctor appointments is a regular thing. "We travel to Wichita two or three times a month for a 10 minute appointment, then turn around and leave" So one topic she brought to to Governor Jeff Colyer, expanding telemedicine in Southeast Kansas. "I think if legislation worked on bringing telemedicine to rural areas, that would be extremely helpful"...More >>
  • New Mural At Mercy Park In Joplin Draws On Unique Inspiration

    New Mural At Mercy Park In Joplin Draws On Unique Inspiration

    Saturday, May 5 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-05-06 01:27:06 GMT

        There's a new mural at Joplin's Mercy Park -     It was brought into this world, with an unveiling ceremony earlier today.     But, it's not just any artistic work - it's truly something special. Nearly seven years ago - this site was considered "ground zero" for the devastating EF-5 tornado that tore through Joplin. It's an event 8 year old Sophie Collier was barely old enough to remember...

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        There's a new mural at Joplin's Mercy Park -     It was brought into this world, with an unveiling ceremony earlier today.     But, it's not just any artistic work - it's truly something special. Nearly seven years ago - this site was considered "ground zero" for the devastating EF-5 tornado that tore through Joplin. It's an event 8 year old Sophie Collier was barely old enough to remember...

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  • Body Found in Neosho River

    Body Found in Neosho River

    Saturday, May 5 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-05-06 01:02:22 GMT

    The Ottawa County Sheriff says the body of a white male was found floating in the Neosho River.  The Grand River Dam Authority, Ottawa County Sheriff and Oklahoma Wildlife have been investigating the case since 1:30 this afternoon.

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    The Ottawa County Sheriff says the body of a white male was found floating in the Neosho River.  The Grand River Dam Authority, Ottawa County Sheriff and Oklahoma Wildlife have been investigating the case since 1:30 this afternoon.

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  • Star Wars Trivia Night for K-9 Officers

    Star Wars Trivia Night for K-9 Officers

    Friday, May 4 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-05-05 03:32:03 GMT
    Like the Jedis that face off with Darth Vader to keep the universe safe, it's K-9 officers like Holi that keep Fourstaters safe. "She's been a great tool to the surrounding community" says her handler, George Datum with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Federal law mandates K-9 officers get a minimum of 16 hours of training a month. Keeping their skills sharp is vital, as they're a vital part of local law enforcement agencies. "They're important because they do fin...More >>
    Like the Jedis that face off with Darth Vader to keep the universe safe, it's K-9 officers like Holi that keep Fourstaters safe. "She's been a great tool to the surrounding community" says her handler, George Datum with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Federal law mandates K-9 officers get a minimum of 16 hours of training a month. Keeping their skills sharp is vital, as they're a vital part of local law enforcement agencies. "They're important because they do fin...More >>
  • Pittsburg Business Temporarily Moves For Demolition of Unsafe Structure

    Pittsburg Business Temporarily Moves For Demolition of Unsafe Structure

    Friday, May 4 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-05-04 22:01:37 GMT
    Dittman Insurance in Pittsburg is asked to temporarily move.  The business neighbors a structure that has been deemed unsafe. In early April, the City of Pittsburg closed part of West 5th St. between Pine and Broadway downtown. Officials said they received a call about an unsafe structure at 113 W. 5th St. They say building safety officials responded to the complaint and verified that the building had moved since last inspection. Demolition will take place between Tuesday,...More >>
    Dittman Insurance in Pittsburg is asked to temporarily move.  The business neighbors a structure that has been deemed unsafe. In early April, the City of Pittsburg closed part of West 5th St. between Pine and Broadway downtown. Officials said they received a call about an unsafe structure at 113 W. 5th St. They say building safety officials responded to the complaint and verified that the building had moved since last inspection. Demolition will take place between Tuesday,...More >>
  • Jeff Bezos' Fitting New Friend: The Joplin Boy Who Accidentally Bought 100 Toys From Amazon

    Jeff Bezos' Fitting New Friend: The Joplin Boy Who Accidentally Bought 100 Toys From Amazon

    Friday, May 4 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-05-04 21:58:55 GMT

    The shopaholic was also thinking of mom, buying her an Elvis poster. 

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    The shopaholic was also thinking of mom, buying her an Elvis poster. 

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  • PSU Signs Agreement Meant to Help ROTC Students Advance

    PSU Signs Agreement Meant to Help ROTC Students Advance

    Friday, May 4 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-05-04 21:25:49 GMT

    The new agreement is between Pitt State, The Kansas Army National Guard, and Cowley Community College.

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    The new agreement is between Pitt State, The Kansas Army National Guard, and Cowley Community College.

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  • Special Report: Drug Dog Dangers

    Special Report: Drug Dog Dangers

    Monday, May 7 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-05-07 19:19:49 GMT

    Police K9s can be the first-line of defense for their handlers while both are on-the-clock. Of course, their sense of smell is part of what makes them good at what they do. But what's don't for them should that sense be compromised by something dangerous? "Yeah, we've had a few narcotic busts." Chris Wren is with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. His partner is KEO, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois. What K9's can sniff-out when they're out in the field isn't always sa...

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    Police K9s can be the first-line of defense for their handlers while both are on-the-clock. Of course, their sense of smell is part of what makes them good at what they do. But what's don't for them should that sense be compromised by something dangerous? "Yeah, we've had a few narcotic busts." Chris Wren is with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. His partner is KEO, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois. What K9's can sniff-out when they're out in the field isn't always sa...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-4

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-4

    Friday, May 4 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-05-04 14:31:51 GMT
    SHOTS FIRED Joplin police investigate a report of gunshots fired last night at 21st and Jackson.  Authorities believe two parties, in vehicles, opened fire on each other.  No injuries have been reported. OKLAHOMA GUN BILL A bill to allow Oklahomans to carry guns without a permit is on its way to the governor.  The legislation would allow people 21 and older and military personnel who are 18 and older to carry a gun without a license.  The bill would not app...More >>
    SHOTS FIRED Joplin police investigate a report of gunshots fired last night at 21st and Jackson.  Authorities believe two parties, in vehicles, opened fire on each other.  No injuries have been reported. OKLAHOMA GUN BILL A bill to allow Oklahomans to carry guns without a permit is on its way to the governor.  The legislation would allow people 21 and older and military personnel who are 18 and older to carry a gun without a license.  The bill would not app...More >>
  • Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill Making it Easier to Carry Guns

    Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill Making it Easier to Carry Guns

    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-04 02:01:24 GMT
    A.C. Forst is a life long Oklahoma resident, and currently running to be a state representative. Be says the Senate Bill 1212 would allow people to carry guns who shouldn't.  "I am very pro-gun, I want people to be able to carry guns, I like that people carry guns. But you need some training, just like driving a car to be able to do that. And having a license keeps people having training and keeps them in that position where they know how to use a fi...More >>
    A.C. Forst is a life long Oklahoma resident, and currently running to be a state representative. Be says the Senate Bill 1212 would allow people to carry guns who shouldn't.  "I am very pro-gun, I want people to be able to carry guns, I like that people carry guns. But you need some training, just like driving a car to be able to do that. And having a license keeps people having training and keeps them in that position where they know how to use a fi...More >>
  • Three Sign at Neosho High School

    Three Sign at Neosho High School

    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-05-04 01:29:33 GMT

    All three student-athletes will continue their careers at NEO.

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    All three student-athletes will continue their careers at NEO.

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  • JPD Pilots Program to Curb Impaired Driving

    JPD Pilots Program to Curb Impaired Driving

    Thursday, May 3 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-03 22:51:34 GMT

    Joplin police join forces with the national highway traffic safety administration to launch a fifteen month campaign against impaired driving.           Officials explained at a press conference today that  stopping the problem will take more than law enforcement alone. 

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    Joplin police join forces with the national highway traffic safety administration to launch a fifteen month campaign against impaired driving.           Officials explained at a press conference today that  stopping the problem will take more than law enforcement alone. 

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  • Special Report: Inspiration On Wheels

    Special Report: Inspiration On Wheels

    Monday, May 7 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-05-07 19:20:08 GMT

    Part One: A Crawford County Kansas man has just passed a remarkable milestone -- 60 years since a life-altering experience. KOAM News told his story in a two-part report. It takes technology, ingenuity, and plenty of get-up-and-go for Jim Rhodes to get up -- and go. The process starts early -- often before dawn. Jim's daily ritual of preparing to leave his bedroom involves a motorized, remotely controlled device suspended from a rail that runs along the ceiling. It lifts Jim from ...

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    Part One: A Crawford County Kansas man has just passed a remarkable milestone -- 60 years since a life-altering experience. KOAM News told his story in a two-part report. It takes technology, ingenuity, and plenty of get-up-and-go for Jim Rhodes to get up -- and go. The process starts early -- often before dawn. Jim's daily ritual of preparing to leave his bedroom involves a motorized, remotely controlled device suspended from a rail that runs along the ceiling. It lifts Jim from ...

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  • Joplin Only City in Nation Chosen for NHTSA DWI Campaign

    Joplin Only City in Nation Chosen for NHTSA DWI Campaign

    Thursday, May 3 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-05-03 17:57:05 GMT

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration picked Joplin as a partner for a new program with a goal of getting the community involved in curbing the number of those who drive while impaired. 

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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration picked Joplin as a partner for a new program with a goal of getting the community involved in curbing the number of those who drive while impaired. 

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  • Surprise Crew: Classroom Tablet

    Surprise Crew: Classroom Tablet

    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-05-03 13:59:45 GMT

    From the abacus to the old T-I calculator, math class is not like you and I remember it today.  So we found a teacher that's continually thinking about evolving technology, and that's when we sent in the KOAM Surprise Crew.

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    From the abacus to the old T-I calculator, math class is not like you and I remember it today.  So we found a teacher that's continually thinking about evolving technology, and that's when we sent in the KOAM Surprise Crew.

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-3

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-3

    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-05-03 13:52:05 GMT
    MEDICAL MARIJUANA Missouri senators are preparing for a possible debate on legalizing medicinal marijuana after the house approved the measure.  One Kansas man says he might consider moving to Missouri if that legislation passes.  Gary Dixon is a veteran and says he suffers from severe PTSD, Fibromyalgia, and Cancer from exposure to Agent Orange.  Opponents say legal medicinal marijuana could make it easier for children to get access to marijuana. FAMILY PHARMACY B...More >>
    MEDICAL MARIJUANA Missouri senators are preparing for a possible debate on legalizing medicinal marijuana after the house approved the measure.  One Kansas man says he might consider moving to Missouri if that legislation passes.  Gary Dixon is a veteran and says he suffers from severe PTSD, Fibromyalgia, and Cancer from exposure to Agent Orange.  Opponents say legal medicinal marijuana could make it easier for children to get access to marijuana. FAMILY PHARMACY B...More >>
  • PSU Club Baseball to Play in World Series

    PSU Club Baseball to Play in World Series

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:18 PM EDT2018-05-03 01:18:31 GMT

    The Gorillas won the Great American South conference last weekend and will play in the NCBA World Series at Jaycee Ballpark in Pittsburg beginning May 18th. 

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    The Gorillas won the Great American South conference last weekend and will play in the NCBA World Series at Jaycee Ballpark in Pittsburg beginning May 18th. 

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  • Kansas Veteran Encourages Missouri Medical Marijuana Legislation

    Kansas Veteran Encourages Missouri Medical Marijuana Legislation

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-05-02 23:44:09 GMT

    A state representative says Missouri's medical marijuana proposal can also be called a federal clinical trial.  He says signs point to marijuana becoming an FDA-approved drug in three to four years.

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    A state representative says Missouri's medical marijuana proposal can also be called a federal clinical trial.  He says signs point to marijuana becoming an FDA-approved drug in three to four years.

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  • The Woman Behind the 2018 Annie Baxter Award

    The Woman Behind the 2018 Annie Baxter Award

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-05-02 23:14:45 GMT
    "That's when I started in this field, determined that this would not be a secret" Alison Malinowski Sunday joined the Lafayette House in 1980. Since then, bringing awareness to domestic violence has been her life's work. She's the 17th woman to win the Annie Baxter award, an award for Missouri women making contributions to their communities. "In some cases, women are under represented. This is true, often times in politics and even among business owners in the pr...More >>
    "That's when I started in this field, determined that this would not be a secret" Alison Malinowski Sunday joined the Lafayette House in 1980. Since then, bringing awareness to domestic violence has been her life's work. She's the 17th woman to win the Annie Baxter award, an award for Missouri women making contributions to their communities. "In some cases, women are under represented. This is true, often times in politics and even among business owners in the pr...More >>
  • Links To Help Keep You Updated and Prepared for Severe Weather

    Links To Help Keep You Updated and Prepared for Severe Weather

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-05-02 20:55:21 GMT
    Weather Updates: Download the KOAM/FOX 14 Skywatch WX App.  Click here for details. The app has the latest conditions, live radar and more. Sky Watch Weather Page - includes radar, weather blog and videos Sign up for Weather Emails - Click here and go to the Current Conditions Tab. Weather Call - The WeatherCall system continuously monitors the National Weather Service's NOAA weatherwire. When a severe weather warnign includes your location, you'll get a phone call....More >>
    Weather Updates: Download the KOAM/FOX 14 Skywatch WX App.  Click here for details. The app has the latest conditions, live radar and more. Sky Watch Weather Page - includes radar, weather blog and videos Sign up for Weather Emails - Click here and go to the Current Conditions Tab. Weather Call - The WeatherCall system continuously monitors the National Weather Service's NOAA weatherwire. When a severe weather warnign includes your location, you'll get a phone call....More >>
  • Southwest Missouri Residents Arrested For Illegal Drug Activity

    Southwest Missouri Residents Arrested For Illegal Drug Activity

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-05-02 17:28:51 GMT
    A search warrants leads to charges against three Southwest Missouri residents. On Tuesday morning (May 1st, 2018), Nevada Police executed a search warrant in the 400 block of N. Ash Street. Authorities say they had received reports and gathered information that a man at that location was involved in illegal drug activity. When officers arrived at the home, there were nine people on the property. Police found and seized suspected illegal drugs, including methamphetamine and marij...More >>
    A search warrants leads to charges against three Southwest Missouri residents. On Tuesday morning (May 1st, 2018), Nevada Police executed a search warrant in the 400 block of N. Ash Street. Authorities say they had received reports and gathered information that a man at that location was involved in illegal drug activity. When officers arrived at the home, there were nine people on the property. Police found and seized suspected illegal drugs, including methamphetamine and marij...More >>
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