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News To Know: home engulfed in flames, suspect on the loose

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – Around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, Duenweg fire department was alerted to a house fire in the Prosperity area. The house located at 19910 Ely road was engulfed in fire by the time the Jasper County deputies arrived. The investigation determined that the resident was not home at the time of the fire. Mutual aid arrived from Joplin, Webb City, Oronogo, and Carthage. The fire was declared under control at 2:55 a.m. and no firefighters were injured. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Click here if you’d like to read more about this story.
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Uniontown High School Homecoming This Saturday

Uniontown High School Fall Homecoming is this coming Friday, Sept 30th. The UHS Homecoming Coronation will begin at 6:30 pm on the football field, and the homecoming football game against Erie High School will begin at 7:00 pm.
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Women in Construction: making a difference in a male dominated field

Construction is an industry that is male dominated. Being a woman in male dominated fields can be tough. The National Association of Women in Construction is here to help shine a light on those women and to fight together in their profession. “NAWIC makes a difference by showing its members...
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Fast starts, depth propels Parsons to 4-0 record

PARSONS, Ks. – Parsons improves to 4-0 following a dominating 61-8 win over Baxter Springs last Friday. The Vikings are voted this week’s Performance of the Week. COPYRIGHT 2022 BY KOAM NEWS NOW. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.

Quilts of Valor were presented to Gary Groves

Quilts of Valor were presented to Gary Groves, a Viet Nam era veteran, by the members of the Quilts of Valor Southeast Kansas organization located in Pittsburg. The ladies meet once each week and make the quilts from patterns approved by the national Quilts of Valor organization. The quilt was presented by Nora Arnold, Kathi Lunday, Janie Fletcher and Alice Walters. A Quilt of Valor® (QOV) is a…
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Annual College of Technology Company Day takes place in KTC

Pittsburg State University’s School of Construction, College of Technology, and others invited over 100 different companies to talk to current Pittsburg State University students throughout a two-day event known as the College of Technology Company Day. The event took place in the Kansas Technology Center (KTC) from Sept. 20...

Local accountants squad-up at Pittsburg State University

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Tri-State Institute of Management Accountants Chapter today met with local students to spread information. The Joplin Tri-State Chapter IMA offered the following for participants:. offers continuing education. networking functions. professional development opportunities for chapter members and guests. Officials encouraged students, academic faculty, and professionals alike...

Pitt State climbs into top-10 in national rankings

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Pittsburg State Gorillas continue to climb the national rankings this season. Pitt State has moved up 4 spots to #10 in the AFCA Division II poll released on Monday morning. The Gorillas are 4-0 to begin the season, and are the only MIAA team with a perfect record through the first month of their schedule. They are also now the highest ranked team in the MIAA.

Pittsburg man convicted of child sex crimes had 6,000 images of CP

PITTSBURG, Kans. — A Pittsburg man was sentenced to life in the Kansas Department of Corrections after being convicted of Sexual Exploitation of a Child. The investigation into 41-year-old Rex Mills began in November of 2021 when a Wichita division of the ICAC Task Force caught wind of Mills’ online distribution network. Their subsequent investigation […]

Pittsburg Middle Schoolers study up on STEM

GIRARD, Kan. – Pittsburg Middle School Students today traveled to the Greenbush Education Service Center to learn about STEM. Greenbush serves learners of all ages through partnerships with schools, communities, and agencies across Kansas. Pittsburg students focused on cytology today. The 6th-8th graders studied plant cells, animal cells, and...

Parsons attorney, judge to serve as bailiff at Supreme Court special session

PARSONS, Kan. (WIBW) - A longtime attorney and judge in Parsons will serve as an honorary bailiff at the Supreme Court’s special session. The Kansas Supreme Court says longtime attorney and municipal judge Rick Tucker has spent many of his days in court, however, when the Supreme Court comes to Parsons, he will take on a brand new role - bailiff.

Pittsburg man sentenced after plea deal for child sex crimes

PITTSBURG, Kan. – After a plea agreement, a Pittsburg man learns his fate for sexually exploiting a child under the age of 14. The crimes happened on November 21, 2021, in Crawford County, Kansas. Police arrested him and requested 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and 13 counts of internet trading in child pornography. According to court documents, Prosecutors charged Rex W. A. Mills with 5 counts of each.

Air Tour to Stop in Southeast Kansas

An air tour organized by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Commission on Aerospace Education will make a stop in southeast Kansas early next month. The annual flying celebration promotes aviation and economic growth, and Pittsburg, Kansas is one of the nine stops on this year's tour. Aircraft...