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.
Seneca man dies in motorcycle crash
NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. (KOAM) — About 5 p.m. Tuesday reports of a serious motorcycle crash with vehicle(s) on MO-86, south of the Candy House, alerted NCCC.
Joplin Feb 28 Weekly Crime Report: 52 Incidents and 3 Crime Stories
Joplin Feb 28 Weekly Crime Report: 52 Incidents and 3 Crime Stories. During the last week, Joplin witnessed a total of 52 reported crime cases, with the most common being 'Suspicious Situation' with 13 incidents. This was closely followed by 'Disturbance' and 'Theft', each accounting for 9 cases. Less frequent but still significant were 'Other' incidents, including traffic violations and harassment, with 6 reports, and 'Arrests' with 5. 'Trespass' and 'Assault' each had 4 instances, while 'Shooting' and 'Burglary' were the least common with only 1 case each. These statistics highlight a concerning frequency of 'Suspicious Situation' and 'Disturbance' cases in the place. The presence of violent crimes such as 'Assault', 'Shooting', and 'Burglary', though fewer in number, add a serious note to the overall crime landscape of Joplin.
Truck crashes into Denny's
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Caucus locations in southwest Missouri
JOPLIN, Mo. — Here are the specific caucus locations for each county in southwest Missouri. Jasper County Republicans will go to the Joplin Family Worship Center on E. 7th St. While Newton County’s caucus will be held at The Civic (109 W Main St, Neosho, MO). And McDonald...
Jasper County Extension Council members elected
CARTHAGE, Mo. — The University of Missouri (MU) Extension in Jasper County has elected five new members to serve two-year terms, according to Charlie Davis, the council chair. The newly elected officials include Ashley Blake, Frances O’Kelley, and Dorothy Shull from Carthage, alongside Tami Maneval and Barbara Hunter from...
Felon avoids prison time for 2023 shooting
JOPLIN, Mo. — A convicted felon will not go to prison for shooting another man in the shoulder last July. Dylan Burns, 29, pleaded guilty to first degree assault in Jasper County Monday. The judge gave him a 15-year sentence and then suspended that sentence, placing Burns on five...
“Flood of 2024” cleanup continues at Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage
CARTHAGE, Mo. — The process continues when it comes to getting things back to normal at the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage. Specifically — the County Collector’s Office. It sustained extensive water damage after a pipe burst last month. County Collector Steve McIntosh refers to it as...
Kansas man convicted of attempted manslaughter returns to prison for rape and stabbing case
KSNF/KODE — A Columbus man charged with attempted murder and rape in 2022, is sentenced to nearly nine years in prison. Steven Tyner, 50, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated battery as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. The rape and attempted murder charges were dismissed.
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Missing Man last seen at Joplin bus stop
DUENWEG, Mo. (KOAM) — Family have reported a man missing, last seen February 14.
Joplin firefighters locate heavy smoke, fire at Homewood Suites
JOPLIN, Mo. (KOAM) — About 7:40 a.m. Wednesday reports of a general fire alarm at the Homewood Suites, 2600 block East 32nd, alerted Joplin E-911.
Big changes this evening with scattered storms and about a 60 degree drop.
Big changes this evening with scattered storms and about a 60 degree drop. COPYRIGHT 2024 BY KOAM NEWS NOW. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.
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,...
Are You Covered? How To Reduce Your Operation’s Insurance Risk
With the cost of living on the rise, so are the values of insurance settlements paid out in lawsuits. Kevin Charleston, owner of Specialty Risk Insurance in Carthage, Mo., shares a few ways to protect yourself and your operation against a gap in coverage. Who’s On the Policy. According...
GMFS Four States Record Show
Daniel Olsbo and Lynn Brennfoerder joined Bubba this morning to chat about the upcoming Record Show happening this Saturday! On March 2nd from 9-3 at Carthage Memorial Hall there will be tons of vendors for anything you could think of with records, vinyl’s, CD’s, cassettes and more! For more information, head to https://www.facebook.com/events/760876549264147/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%7D.
Experiencing Mexico in Carthage: The 5 Mexican Restaurants You Can't Miss
This article presents a curated list of five Mexican restaurants in Carthage. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Big changes as a strong cold front slams into the area. Here is what you need to know.
I hope everyone has enjoyed the fantastic temperatures the past several days. After record highs today, a strong cold front is rolling through.
People from Ukraine continue to find community in Joplin
JOPLIN, Mo. — The ongoing war in Ukraine hits much closer to home for two Joplin women. What a difference a few years make for Alona Leshchenko. She, her husband, and son were living in Odessa, Ukraine when the Russian army attacked her home country. All three fled, traveling...
Baseline Blvd large box truck rollover crash
JASPER COUNTY, Mo. (KOAM) — About 6:15 a.m. Monday a rollover crash occurred on Baseline Blvd near CR 130 alerted Jasper County E-911.