Columbus man gets nine years in prison for assault on L.E.O
COLUMBUS, Kan. (KOAM) - In a recent court decision, Steven D. Tyner, a 50-year-old man from Columbus, was sentenced to 107 months, or nearly nine years, in prison.
Juvenile charged in fatal hit-and-run in Galena, KS
GALENA, Kan. (KOAM) - Cherokee County Attorney Kurt Beneche has confirmed that charges have been filed against a juvenile in connection with a hit-and-run incident in Galena. The juvenile is facing charges of Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Crash following the tragic event that occurred on August 19, resulting in the death of 60-year-old Gary LaTurner.
Carl Junction man gets prison time for meth, weapon found in 2021 search
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Carl Junction man gets federal prison time for trafficking methamphetamine and illegally possessing a firearm. Chet Mercer, 35, was sentenced Thursday, February 29 to 12 years in federal prison without parole. It comes after a guilty plea last October to the drug and weapon charges – Mercer admitted to possessing methamphetamine and a Springfield Armory 9mm firearm in 2021.
Pittsburg Joins NWS Statewide Tornado Drill: Outdoor Siren Testing on March 6, 2024
Pittsburg, Kansas, will join the National Weather Service's (NWS) Statewide Tornado Drill on March 6, 2024. The city plans to test its outdoor storm warning sirens at 11:00 am, coinciding with the statewide drill. This is part of the NWS Severe Weather Preparedness Week, from March 4-8.
Cherokee County Inmate Roster
Arrest Date, Name, Age, Arresting Agency, Charges, Bond Amount, Release Date (if applicable). 2-21-2024 1:15 pm, Timothy Robert Toms, 39, BSPD, Failure to appear, $190, 2-21-2024 4:27 pm. 2-22-2024 10:00 pm, Paul Dwayne Nixon, 57, BSPD, DUI: misdemeanor, Possession of certain hallucinogenic drugs, Use/possess drug paraphernalia/human body, Court cost: Baxter...
Only brother-sister duo in 2024 Marathon Olympic Trials are Southeast Kansas proud
For many families in Southeast Kansas, roots run deep and strong. And that’s no different for siblings Austin and Kaylee Bogina of Arma, Kansas. The brother-sister duo just recently raced a marathon in the 2024 Olympic Trials Qualifier in Orlando for their spot in the upcoming Olympics, after qualifying for the Trials at the California International Marathon in 2022. In California, Austin qualified with a time of 2:17:19, while Kaylee came in with a time of 2:34:57.
“Good, clean living,” 102-year-old Girard woman shares longevity secret
GIRARD, Kan. — Her birthday isn’t until Saturday — but a Girard-area woman got to celebrate it early, Thursday. Willadean Bever is a resident at the Homestead Senior Living facility in Girard. On Saturday — she’ll turn 102. The facility posted her latest milestone on...
Area Accident reports
A one-vehicle accident occurred February 14 at approximately 6:12 p.m. near Van Buren Rd and N. Mineral St. in Galena.A 2022 Chevrolet Express driven by Tanner Botkin, 21, Galena, was traveling west on Van Buren Road when the passenger side tires left the roadway. The driver lost control and the vehicle tipped on its right side, hitting a fence. Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated.A…
Miami Mayor Announces a New Restaurant Coming to the City
Miami Mayor Bless Parker says Louisiana chicken is coming to Miami. Mayor Parker attended the grand opening of the new Popeyes Chicken location in Webb City yesterday. While he was there, he said the owners of that location already have plans to expand and build another new Popeyes in Miami. Parker says construction should begin on the new location later this year.
Oswego Group Holds Weekend Fundraiser
Lost Souls Ministry in Oswego is holding a fundraiser this Sunday. The First Paint, Snacks, and Welch's Fundraiser runs from 3 to 7pm on Sunday. Area residents are invited to join in on painting along with great snacks and drinks. The cost is $25 per person and donations are also welcome. Proceeds benefit the Lost Souls Ministry Building Repairs fund. The event happens at 1228 North Street in Oswego.
Colgan Girls Basketball advance to Sub-State Finals
CHEROKEE, Kan. - St. Mary's-Colgan faces Cedar Vale/Dexter in the semi-finals of the Class 2A Sub-State Girls Basketball bracket. Colgan dominated the game as the Panthers go on to win 63-15.
Avoid Mo-171, possible closure; Tractor-trailer goes off Mo-171 into 3-ft water
JASPER COUNTY, Mo. (Waco Area) — About 4:45 a.m. reports of a tractor-trailer crash on Mo-171 north of Waco, Mo. about 1/2 mile alerted Jasper County E-911.
Kansas Highway Patrol Turns LaTurner Case over to County Attorney Benecke
Galena, Kansas – The Kansas Highway Patrol has wrapped up its investigation into a deadly hit-and-run near Galena last August. The case has been turned over to the Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office, to determine if charges will be filed. Gary Laturner, 60, of Galena died August 19,...
Big Fish Opens March 8th
Cherokee County Arts continues their 2023-2034 season with the delightful hit musical, Big Fish. Adapted from the celebrated 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish the musical celebrates the extraordinary in everyday life. Big Fish tells the larger-than-life tale of Edward Bloom...
Southeast School District 247 Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Southeast School District USD 247, breakfast and lunch menus for Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8. Items served daily: Cereal and string cheese, yogurt, peanut butter and jelly, salad bar and a la carte.Monday, March 4Breakfast: French toast sticks, Mandarin oranges, juice, milk Lunch: Hamburger on a bun, fries, lettuce and tomato, Mandarin oranges,fresh fruit choice, milkTuesday, March…
Kansas high schools students get hands on training from PSU nursing
PITTSBURG, Kan. (KOAM) - High school students from various schools in Southeast Kansas, including Pittsburg High School, Girard and Baxter Springs recently gained hands-on experience at the PSU Irene Bradley School of Nursing.
Columbus Bass Club begins 2024 fishing season
Members of the Columbus Bass Club started the 2024 season with their first event February 24.Warm and sunny with temps in the high 60s, it was a beautiful day for bass fishing, bringing in 20 teams and 38 anglers from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.After drawing for a pit, #22 North “Power line” was selected.The fish were biting great with 14 five bass limits weighed. It was very difficult to find…
Cherokee, March 01 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Erie High School basketball team will have a game with Oxford High School on March 01, 2024, 18:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
USD 246 school district set to begin 4-day school weeks in fall of 2024
ARMA, Kan. (KOAM) - The USD 246 school district is set to implement a four-day school week in response to the teacher shortage issue in Kansas.
New Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Building Construction Begins March 6 at Joplin Regional Airport
Construction is set to begin on Wednesday, March 6, at the Joplin Regional Airport for the new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Building. City officials, airport staff, board members, and Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will attend the event at the Air Traffic Control Tower, 600 Colonial Drive, Webb City, at 1 p.m.