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Baxter Springs drug raid ends in 4 arrests

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kans. — A months-long investigation into a drug distribution and possession operation in Baxter Springs resulted in four arrests Thursday. Early in the afternoon on June 30th, Baxter Springs Police and deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 2400 Lincoln Ave., according to a Facebook post by BSPD.
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Joplin Fire Marshal investigating duplex fire in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. – Firefighters and emergency responders were dispatched to a Joplin Housing Authority Complex at 409 S. Ozark just before midnight on Friday night. Upon arriving, they found a fire that had already burned through the roof of the structure near Leonard Park. A resident on one side...
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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...
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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
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Obituary of Leona Garrett

Leona Maxine Garrett, 91, of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away early Thursday morning June 30, 2022, at the Oak Pointe Nursing Home in Carthage, Missouri. She was born March 2, 1931, in Cato, Kansas, the daughter of Wesley Curtis and Leona Florence (Coonrod) James. She married Jack Herbert Garrett August 26, 1950, in Arcadia, Kansas, and he preceded her in death January 7, 2001.
FORT SCOTT, KS

New Museum opens in Southeast Kansas

PARSONS, Kans. — The “Parsons Historical Society Museum” unveiled its newest addition. Today the museum held a ribbon cutting for the “Farm Heritage Museum” that sits at 19th and grand. All the pieces of farm equipment on display were donated and the display cases were...
PARSONS, KS
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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,...
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Rising COVID cases are forcing Kansas to move inmates between prisons

TOPEKA, Kan. — COVID cases are spiking so much in a Kansas prison that inmates are being transferred to other facilities. Corrections records confirmed 55 positive cases at the El Dorado men’s prison as of June 26, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. El Dorado has a minimum and medium unit in Oswego, and the corrections department said people from Oswego were being transferred. There are 14 positive cases among staff.
TOPEKA, KS

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.
PITTSBURG, KS

CVMA is giving back to local veterans

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The “Combat Vet Motorcycle Association of Joplin” held its biggest fundraiser of the year. Today was the 10th Annual Poker Chip Run, which started at the “VFW Post 2590” in Carthage. Nearly 100 bikes took part in today’s event traveling 123 miles...
CARTHAGE, MO
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