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DEADLY JOPLIN FIRE

  • Authorities order an autopsy for a woman who died following a Joplin fire.   That fire was at 11 South Patterson in Joplin.  When crews arrived a little after 2pm Monday morning, a man told them his wife was still inside.  Rescuers managed to get 53-year-old Tamra Greenwell out of the burning home.  But she later died.  No word yet on the cause of the fire.

PITTSBURG SCHOOLS BOND CONSTRUCTION

  • A ground-breaking on Monday for a construction project at George Nettels Elementary in Pittsburg.   It's funded by part of the $31-million bond approved by voters in March.  The construction involves two new classrooms.  Those will double as storm shelters.  School officials say the project will provide more space for "stem" programs.

PATRIOT AWARD

  • A Joplin business is honored for its service to U.S. service members.  Campbell Drywall received the Patriot Award in recognition for its support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.  Campbell Drywall was nominated for the award by Sergeant Chaz Harley.  This is the first time Campbell Drywall has received this  award

GOP MEMO

  • The House Intelligence Committee has voted to make public a controversial, GOP-crafted memo…critical of the FBI.  The four page memo, drafted by Republican Committee Chair, Devin Nunes, claims to detail potential surveillance abuses within the Justice Department...during the investigation into Russian election meddling.
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  • Carl Junction Man Arrested For Threatening Two People With A Gun

    Carl Junction Man Arrested For Threatening Two People With A Gun

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:01:45 GMT
    According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday (April 18), deputies were called to 10125 County Lane 273 in Carl Junction. Deputies spoke with two women who were trying to get their dog from their neighbors yard. The women were in the 71-year-old's driveway when the man came out with a pistol threatening to shoot them for trespassing. They say the man continued the threats as they tried to explain why they were there. When a deputy arrived, he approached the man...More >>
    According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday (April 18), deputies were called to 10125 County Lane 273 in Carl Junction. Deputies spoke with two women who were trying to get their dog from their neighbors yard. The women were in the 71-year-old's driveway when the man came out with a pistol threatening to shoot them for trespassing. They say the man continued the threats as they tried to explain why they were there. When a deputy arrived, he approached the man...More >>
  • Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:52:47 GMT

    A Southeast Kansas man is free on bond following a shooting in rural Galena Thursday afternoon.  According to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to residence for woman being shot.  The shooting happened after a verbal argument with a 28 year old male.  Before deputies arrived to the scene the female was taken to a Joplin hospital where she was treat for non-life threatening injuries.   

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    A Southeast Kansas man is free on bond following a shooting in rural Galena Thursday afternoon.  According to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to residence for woman being shot.  The shooting happened after a verbal argument with a 28 year old male.  Before deputies arrived to the scene the female was taken to a Joplin hospital where she was treat for non-life threatening injuries.   

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-20

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-20

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:12:50 GMT
    BARD NOT RESIGNING A day after submitting his resignation, newly elected Joplin City Council member Joshua Bard has changed his mind.  Missouri state law states felons are not eligible to be *candidates* for a local or state office.  Joshua Bard pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Newton County in 2005.  Bard says after he talked with Joplin's city attorney, he initially decided the best decision was to submit his resignation from the city council.&nbs...More >>
    BARD NOT RESIGNING A day after submitting his resignation, newly elected Joplin City Council member Joshua Bard has changed his mind.  Missouri state law states felons are not eligible to be *candidates* for a local or state office.  Joshua Bard pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Newton County in 2005.  Bard says after he talked with Joplin's city attorney, he initially decided the best decision was to submit his resignation from the city council.&nbs...More >>
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