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EAGLE PICHER FOR SALE

  • A fixture in the Joplin community for more than 100 years is up for sale. A human resources representative for Eagle Picher Technologies confirmed the news to KOAM on Tuesday.  The company, which is owned by Vectra, formerly OM Group, has about 700 workers at its facilities in Joplin, Pittsburg and Seneca.  Since June of 2016, 260 employees have been let go.

JOPLIN STABBING

  • Joplin police are investigating a stabbing that happened late Monday night.  They say it happened shortly after 11pm at a home on the 900 block of South Monroe Avenue.  Two adults were involved and taken to the hospital with significant injuries.  Police believe this was an isolated incident.

MIAMI K-9 UNIT

  • The Miami Police Department welcomes a new member to its force.  Niko is a 15-month-old German Sheppard who will be a part of the department’s new K-9 unit.  The MPD bought and trained Niko with funds provided by an anonymous donor.  It's the department's first K-9 unit.  Niko reports for duty today.

JERUSALEM ANNOUNCEMENT

  • President Trump is expected to make a major announcement on Jerusalem from the White House today.  Senior administration officials tell CBS News the president will announce that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will also direct the State Department to begin moving the U.S. Embassy to the city.  The State Department has already warned government employees and their families to be on alert for violence.     
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  • Miami Establishes New Home Pool Ordinances

    Miami Establishes New Home Pool Ordinances

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:04:36 GMT
    The Miami City Council passed an ordinance saying all residents with pools visible from the street, must have it blocked off, in order to prevent children from drowning. The actual home is considered as a side, otherwise the side by the street must be a six foot solid fence, and the rest can be a four foot chain fence. "The practicality of how we're intending to enforce it is for this first year, we're going to get people notice of what people need to do to make the...More >>
    The Miami City Council passed an ordinance saying all residents with pools visible from the street, must have it blocked off, in order to prevent children from drowning. The actual home is considered as a side, otherwise the side by the street must be a six foot solid fence, and the rest can be a four foot chain fence. "The practicality of how we're intending to enforce it is for this first year, we're going to get people notice of what people need to do to make the...More >>
  • Joplin City Council Elects New Member

    Joplin City Council Elects New Member

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:54:32 GMT
    The Joplin City Council elected its newest member tonight after the resignation of Joshua Bard. The council members selected Anthony Monteleone as the newest member.  Monteleone says he hopes to fix pay scales across the board, but especially for the police and fire department. He hopes city departments can keep employees as well as attract new ones with the fixed pay rates. "I was born here, I was raised here, I moved away for a couple years for college. So I'...More >>
    The Joplin City Council elected its newest member tonight after the resignation of Joshua Bard. The council members selected Anthony Monteleone as the newest member.  Monteleone says he hopes to fix pay scales across the board, but especially for the police and fire department. He hopes city departments can keep employees as well as attract new ones with the fixed pay rates. "I was born here, I was raised here, I moved away for a couple years for college. So I'...More >>
  • Special Report: Heartland Boxing Gym Rebounds after Fire

    Special Report: Heartland Boxing Gym Rebounds after Fire

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:28:44 GMT

    We catch up with trainer Dallas Cook and his fighters three months after a fire destroyed their home gym.

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    We catch up with trainer Dallas Cook and his fighters three months after a fire destroyed their home gym.

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