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SEK FIRE INVESTIGATION

  • Investigators are asking for your help in finding a person suspected of setting a grassfire that spread through parts of Montgomery and Labette counties in Kansas last week.  Specifically, they're looking for a black truck with a camper shell, with white lettering on the side saying "gettin it".

DUENWEG VOTE

  • Residents in the Duenweg, Missouri Volunteer Fire Protection District will vote on a ballot issue intended to continue that service.  The fire department says approval is needed to clear up a technical issue that was created by a change in state law.  A yes vote on April third simply allows the district to contract with the volunteer department, which is a private company.

PUTIN RE-ELECTED

  • Vladimir Putin has been elected to another six-year term.  It's his fourth term as Russia’S president.  Winning with more than 70% of the vote, he now becomes Russia's longest continuously serving leader since Joseph Stalin.

MARCH MADNESS

  • The upsets in March Madness continue.  Number one seed Xavier was taken down by number nine Florida State.  Number 11 Syracuse stunned third-ranked Michigan State.  Tournament darling University of Maryland Baltimore County, though could not keep its Cinderella story going, falling to Kansas State 50-to-43.
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  • Columbian Elementary Pilots Second Recess

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:55:59 GMT
    Columbian elementary school in Carthage is giving students a second recess each day. It's a pilot program showing promising results. We hear from the principal about what prompted the effort, a teacher about how it's impacting her class and we get feedback from the kids on tonight's news. Lisa Olliges reports. More >>
    Columbian elementary school in Carthage is giving students a second recess each day. It's a pilot program showing promising results. We hear from the principal about what prompted the effort, a teacher about how it's impacting her class and we get feedback from the kids on tonight's news. Lisa Olliges reports. More >>
  • Galena, KS Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

    Galena, KS Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:30:37 GMT

    The Joplin Police Department responded to a crash this morning (April 19) around 9:50. Authorities say Brian R. Taylor was driving west on Murphy Blvd when he crossed the center of the road, drove off the side and hit an electronic traffic control box on the southwest corner of Murphy Blvd and Connecticut Avenue in Joplin. Taylor was taken to Freeman Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:24 a.m. The incident is under investigation, but authorities say it appear...

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    The Joplin Police Department responded to a crash this morning (April 19) around 9:50. Authorities say Brian R. Taylor was driving west on Murphy Blvd when he crossed the center of the road, drove off the side and hit an electronic traffic control box on the southwest corner of Murphy Blvd and Connecticut Avenue in Joplin. Taylor was taken to Freeman Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:24 a.m. The incident is under investigation, but authorities say it appear...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-19

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-19

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:54 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:54:22 GMT
    COUNCILMAN RESIGNS A newly elected Joplin City Council member steps down, due to prior drug convictions.  Joshua Bard was charged in 2005 in Newton County for "manufacturing a controlled substance".  Joplin's Mayor Gary Shaw tells us Bard's replacement will be selected by the council.  He says he hopes to start the process very soon. ARSON ARREST State investigators say the fire that destroyed a vacant house on Gum Lane in rural Cherokee County on Tues...More >>
    COUNCILMAN RESIGNS A newly elected Joplin City Council member steps down, due to prior drug convictions.  Joshua Bard was charged in 2005 in Newton County for "manufacturing a controlled substance".  Joplin's Mayor Gary Shaw tells us Bard's replacement will be selected by the council.  He says he hopes to start the process very soon. ARSON ARREST State investigators say the fire that destroyed a vacant house on Gum Lane in rural Cherokee County on Tues...More >>
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