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Webb City huge plume of smoke

WEBB CITY, Mo. — About 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning Webb City 911 Dispatch were alerted to heavy smoke at Missouri Metal on Ware Street. It was quickly determined that no structures were threatened it’s pile of salvage debris outside. Webb City Fire are being assisted by: Oronogo Fire, Joplin Fire,...
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Webb City Police investigate double shooting on Colonial Drive

WEBB CITY, Mo. — About 12:30 p.m. Webb City Police responded to 503 Colonial in Webb City for an unknown disturbance. Chief Don Melton of the Webb City Police Department tells us in a prepared statement: “On Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 12:33 hours officers with the Webb City Police Department were called to the 500 block of North Colonial in reference to an unknown disturbance. Upon their arrival, Officers with the Webb City Police Department found two individuals, one male & one female, with apparent gunshot wounds. Both individuals were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Detectives with the Webb City Police Department are investigating. At this time we believe this to be an isolated event and do not believe there is a threat to the public. We will update with additional information as it becomes appropriate.”
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Teen flips vehicle into runoff creek in Chitwood Neighborhood of Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. — Just before 12:15 p.m. Thursday Joplin Dispatch received reports of a crash in the 2400 block of West Perkins. A single vehicle upside down in a creek. Joplin Fire, Joplin Police and METS ambulance responded emergency. Passerby citizens assisted the 17-year-old male driver. He was out of...
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Two rushed to hospital after dramatic motorcycle crash and burn

JOPLIN, Mo. – About 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon Joplin dispatch were notified of a motorcycle crash at Zora and North Rangeline. Joplin Fire Department, Joplin Police, METS ambulance responded emergency. The motorcycle with two on board crashed. The motorcycle caught on fire. Cpl. Cooper of the Joplin Police Department tells...
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Take a step back in time at historic homes

The Hoffmeister House is destined for demolition. The Schifferdecker, Zelleken and Rogers houses are being renovated. They'll soon all be tied together in a unique way. Crews from the renovation project were at the Hoffmeister property on North Range Line Road in Joplin recently to look for anything — features, fixtures, ceilings or floors — that they can salvage and repurpose in their three houses in Murphysburg.

Freeman location briefly shutdown due to staffing issues

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Freeman Health System’s Webb City urgent care location was forced to shut down Tuesday, September 14, because it was understaffed. Freeman CEO Paula Baker says it was an issue with scheduled employees not being able to work, not a health system-wide staffing shortage. COPYRIGHT 2021 BY KOAM...
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Unbeaten Carthage hosts Webb City in pivotal COC showdown

Two perennial football powers in the Central Ozark Conference will clash on Friday night as the Carthage Tigers (3-0) host the Webb City Cardinals (2-1) in a Week 4 contest at David Haffner Stadium in Carthage. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. The matchup will feature the COC’s two reigning...

Thursday has sun for Joplin — 3 ways to make the most of it

(JOPLIN, MO) The forecast is calling for sun today in Joplin. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes. Don’t forget your picnic blanket!

Freeman doctors seeing more “long-COVID” syndrome

JOPLIN, Mo. — As we continue into the pandemic, doctors are seeing “long-COVID syndrome” in the four state area. Doctors say it’s affecting a significant number of COVID patients of all ages, anywhere from 7 years old to more than 40 years old. Several serious and mild COVID recovered patients...

Joplin prepares for it’s city surplus auction

JOPLIN, Mo. — The City of Joplin will hold its annual Auction on Saturday, September 18, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m. The Auction will be held in the Street Maintenance Barn located northwest of the Public Works Center, 1301 West 2nd Street. Parking will be available at the Center’s parking lot.

Carthage student named National Merit Semifinalist

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A Carthage student now ranks among the top achieving students in the nation. CHS Senior Lee Goetzinger has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. That puts him in the running to become a National Merit Scholar, opening up eligibility for millions of dollars in scholarships. Goetzinger scored...

McDonald County schools hire new health aides

MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. — Nurses in one southwest Missouri school district will soon be getting some extra help. The district will be hiring eight new health aid positions. This comes after district officials noticed some additional needs that have surfaced, since the start of the pandemic. School nurses in McDonald...
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Carl Junction readies for unbeaten Joplin

The quarterback who stands behind center for one of the most high-octane offenses in Southwest Missouri is no secret. “Always Wright is a very good football player, a very good quarterback,” Carl Junction coach Doug Buckmaster said. “Very athletic. He has the height and the athleticism to be successful as a quarterback at the college level. Joplin is a very good offensive football team. He kind of makes that offense go.”

Peoples Community Bank Repmo Football Show

Coach Ryan Cornelsen joins us once again to talk Tiger football! We look back on Republic’s first loss – on the road at Webb City. And we discuss how the team has responded as it prepares for a home showdown with Nixa.