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News to Know: Grove woman dies in head-on crash, New details in Joplin shooting, and volunteers clean up downtown Joplin

GROVE, Okla. – A Grove, Oklahoma woman is dead after a crash in Delaware County. Authorities say 68-year-old Donna Hill was driving west on County Road East 260 about three and a half miles north of Grove. Troopers say she attempted to turn south on State Highway 10 and was hit by a pickup. Hill was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital in good condition.

Man wanted for Joplin, Mo. Bank Robbery

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Vincent Gepson, 63, is wanted by authorities regarding the May 9, 2022 Bank Robbery at Great Southern Bank, 1232 S Rangeline, Joplin. RELATED >> CHARGES FILED AGAINST  MAN IN BANK ROBBERY According to the Probable Cause affidavit, “On May 9, 2022, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Great Southern Bank located at 1232 South Range Line Road,...

Carl Junction alderman resigns

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — A member of the Carl Junction City Council has resigned citing personal reasons. Gary Stubblefield, who serves on CJ’s Board of Alderman for Ward I, sent his resignation letter to the city’s mayor, Mark Powers, Tuesday night. In the letter Stubblefield said personal...

Pleas Entered in Case of Murdered Osage Nation Woman

Five people have entered guilty pleas in federal court on charges of tampering in the kidnapping and killing of an Osage Nation citizen. Jolene Campbell’s body was found in a field in Mayes County in July 2020. The victim was a Joplin resident. In total, 11 defendants have been...

Matlock coaches final game for Pittsburg baseball

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Pittsburg Purple Dragons saw their baseball season end Tuesday night in Pittsburg. The Purple Dragons fell to St. Thomas Aquinas 12-5 to finish as 5A regional runner-up, in what was the final game in the dugout for Pittsburg head coach Keith Matlock. “We started out...

Joplin Fire Department promotes two members of its team

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Fire Department today promoted two members of its squad. Officials promoted Mark Cox to Captain as well as Jeffrey Gallant to Driver Operator. “It makes me very proud, days like this where I can actually get to see the smiles on these guys’ faces whenever their family gets to be involved in something like this, stated Gerald Ezell, Joplin Fire Chief. “The family should be involved in the ceremonies, they give up their husband or their wife, whatever the case may be for twenty-four hours at a time every three days”

MSSU names chair of Dental Hygiene program

JOPLIN, Mo. — Missouri Southern State University has announced a new chair for their Dental Hygiene program. Jill Pyle was named the chair of the program Wednesday morning. Pyle has extensive experience in the field and also recently received her master’s of education degree. “I got my bachelor’s...

Galena’s Sarwinski signs to Pitt State baseball

GALENA, Kan. – Galena High School standout Brett Sarwinski signed on Wednesday afternoon to continue his baseball career with Pittsburg State. “Getting the opportunity to go play baseball for them is going to be a great experience for me,” Sarwinski says, “They really care about their players. They want them to succeed and they want the best for them. I feel like I’ll fit right in there when the time comes.”

Webb City claims district title, advances to state quarterfinals

NEOSHO, Mo. – (WATCH) The Webb City Cardinals earn the Class 5 District 7 championship Wednesday night, beating Carl Junction 12-1. The Cardinals move on to play in the Class 5 state quarterfinals on Saturday, May 28th. COPYRIGHT 2022 BY KOAM NEWS NOW. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY...

Today in History (May 18)

Today is Tuesday, May 18, the 137th day of 2022. There are 228 days left in the year. This is today in history. In 2013, 2,300 runners took over Downtown Joplin during the city’s first-ever Memorial Run. In 2014, 431 Joplin High School students graduated at the Joplin Mall....

Local golf fans show out for PGA Championship

TULSA, Okla. — “It’s a major, major golf tournament and we don’t get close to many of them in this area so, you know, I just like the majors,” says Bob Bohnhoff, a Joplin golf fan. This isn’t Bohnhoff’s first PGA Championship. When the event...