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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 we are told by Tpr B.D. Vaught of Troop D, five...
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Carthage employee killed in ATV crash

NEWTON CO, Mo — The city of Carthage is mourning the death of one of its employees. Saturday night 51-year-old Brian Bradley was killed in an ATV accident. Bradley was the Superintendent of the Carthage Parks and Recreation department. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the crash happened...
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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...

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...

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...

News To Know: Joplin duplex fire, fatal motorcycle crash in Barton County, fatal ATV crash in Newton County and a body recovered from Grand Lake

JOPLIN, Mo. – On Saturday officials say just before midnight a passerby saw flames at a duplex in the Joplin housing authority complex at 409 South Ozark. When fire officials arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames showing. No one was home at one of the duplexes, however, emergency responders rescued a wheelchair bound resident from the other duplex. The Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire, however, officials say it appears the fire started in the shared attic space above and spread between the two units. Click here to read more about this story.

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...

Johnson drives in three; Outlaws hammer Griffons

NEVADA, Mo. – (WATCH) Carl Junction High School product Carson Johnson goes 2-3 with a double and 3 RBI, helping the Joplin Outlaws roll by the Nevada Griffons 12-1 Sunday night. Outlaws pitchers only allowed two Nevada hits on the night. COPYRIGHT 2022 BY KOAM NEWS NOW. ALL RIGHTS...

Miami police investigating rape incident

MIAMI, Okla. – The Miami Police Department is investigating the rape of a juvenile girl, Miami Police Chief Thomas Anderson confirmed Friday. Anderson said detectives are investigating the allegations and declined to comment on the investigation other than to say no suspect is in custody. Anyone with information is...

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.

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...