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Two Joplin-area men killed in separate, unrelated crashes

JOPLIN METRO AREA — Two separate and unrelated motorcycle crashes claimed the lives of two local men on Saturday according to reports from Missouri State Highway Patrol. One man was a longtime city of Carthage employee, the city released a statement Sunday morning. BARTON COUNTY, Mo. — Trooper B O’Sullivan of Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Jasper, Mo. man...
JOPLIN, MO
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Missouri man dies in UTV accident

NEWTON COUNTY —A Missouri man died in an accident just after 9p.m. Saturday in Newton County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2021 CF Moto Z950 driven by Brian A. Bradley, 51, Diamond, was eastbound on Eldon Road 4 five miles west of Diamond. The vehicle traveled off...
NEWTON COUNTY, MO
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Church bus rear-ended near Oronogo, Mo.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Sunday morning just before 9:45 a.m. reports of a church bus rear-ended by an SUV on MO-96 near CR230 alerted Jasper County E911. Oronogo Fire Dept, Oronogo Police Dept, Jasper County Deputies and METS ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. On the scene...
ORONOGO, MO
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Neosho family reunites missing leg with owner

NOEL, Mo. — Social media can be a powerful tool, and over the past week it helped reunite someone with something very important to them. A local family saw this in full effect, as their usual summer tradition took an interesting turn. “Just finding the owner, just finding the...
NEOSHO, MO

Two area men die in separate crashes Saturday evening

Two area men died in separate highway crashes Saturday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Wayne E. Sprenkle of Jasper died around 7:40 p.m. Saturday on I-49 about two miles south of Sheldon when he swerved his southbound motorcycle to avoid an object in the roadway. He lost...
JASPER, MO

Seneca welcomes 4th of July spirit with annual celebration

SENECA, Mo. — A Southwest Missouri tradition brought the city of Seneca to life. This weekend marked the return of Seneca’s Fourth of July celebration. Festivities kicked off Friday with a car show and cornhole tournament. The celebration picked back up again Saturday with the annual parade through...
SENECA, MO
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Ozarks Drug Enforcement makes award-winning bust

KODE — A Southwest Missouri drug task force is getting federal attention for a big take-down. The Office of National Drug Control named the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team for the Outstanding Investigative Effort award. It focuses on a 2021 joint case involving multiple agencies including the FBI, DEA, Missouri...
JOPLIN, MO

Building called “a total loss” in aftermath of fire

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Multiple departments respond to structure fire near downtown Webb City. Around 4:30 p.m. Friday (7/1), the Webb City Fire Department was called to C.B.D. Auto+, an automotive repair shop located at 501 North Main Street (at the intersection of North Main Street and East Wood Street). When emergency crews arrived just […]
WEBB CITY, MO
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Auto shop burns on Main Street in Webb City, Mo.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — About 4:30 p.m. Friday reports of a commercial structure fire at 501 N Main alerted Webb City 911. Webb City Fire, METS ambulance and Webb City Police responded. Joplin Fire and Oronogo Fire were requested via auto-mutual aid. Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oronogo Police. Witnesses tell Joplin News First Fire and smoke was pouring out...
WEBB CITY, MO
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Duplex fire in Joplin’s Leonard Park Neighborhood

JOPLIN, Mo. — Late Friday night 11:55 p.m. reports from a passerby who saw flames at a residence in the Joplin Housing Authority Complex alerted Joplin 911 Dispatch. Joplin Fire, Joplin Police and METS ambulance responded to a duplex fire, 409 South Ozark. Upon arrival first unit observed, “heavy smoke and flames showing,” as fire had broken through the roof....
JOPLIN, MO

Business exchanging old worn flags

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A Carthage businesses is refreshing old and tattered flags ahead of the Fourth of July. Today Carthage Hardware held its fourth “Great American Flag Exchange.”. The community brought in old, worn flags and were given a new one. All the old flags that were collected...
CARTHAGE, MO

Joplin Outlaws hold first annual alumni game

Saturday evening at Joe Becker Stadium, the Joplin Outlaws would host the first ever alumni game. General Manager Mark Rains came up with the idea when he saw teams around the Mink League playing their own alumni games. 12 alumni players would return to play for the team and be coached by last year’s head […]
JOPLIN, MO
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McDonald County goes 4-0 in Heart of America Showcase

JOPLIN, Mo. – (WATCH) McDonald County goes 4-0 in the “Heart of America Tournaments” Firecracker Showcase. The Mustangs top Carl Junction 7-3 in their final game Saturday afternoon at Joplin High School. COPYRIGHT 2022 BY KOAM NEWS NOW. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED,...
MCDONALD COUNTY, MO

Free succession planning workshops available

Successfully transitioning a family farming business to the next generation doesn’t happen overnight. It takes planning and “communication, communication, communication,” says Wesley Tucker, agricultural business field specialist with University of Missouri Extension. To help families with the succession planning process and initiate communication, Tucker and an MU...
JOPLIN, MO

Pittsburg Knights of Columbus building sold

PITTSBURG, Kans. — The sale of an apartment complex in Pittsburg has resulted in thousands of dollars for nonprofits in Crawford County. The sale of the Knights of Columbus Tower Apartments last year led to the Pittsburg Broadway Tower Corporation establishing the Knights Of Columbus Endowment Fund with The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas.
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