Wentworth, MO

Morning crash devastates two vehicles

JOPLIN, Mo. — Emergency crews were called out to east 32nd Street in Joplin this morning for a serious car crash. It happened around 9:45. An eastbound Toyota truck collided with a northbound Ford Focus at 32nd Street and Texas Avenue. There were minor injuries for one person in each of the vehicles. But both the truck and car were significantly damaged and had to be towed from the scene.
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Crash on E 32nd sends one person to hospital

JOPLIN, Mo. — Thursday morning at 10:05 a.m. two vehicle crash reported near 32nd and Texas, alerting Joplin Emergency 911. Joplin Fire Station 5, Newton County Ambulance 42 and Joplin Police responded. MoDOT Emergency Response were notified. On scene we learn a pickup traveling east on 32nd collided with a red passenger car traveling west. Ofc Dalton Farmer with Joplin...
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We still have things to talk about, don’t we?

When I started writing this weekly column last year to help welcome and support the new owners of The Aurora Advertiser, my plan was to write it until I ran out of stuff to talk about. Kelly Johnson, a local historian and colleague, remembers me sitting on his porch last...
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56th Apple Butter Makin' Days

Now just two days away, Mt. Vernon’s showcase fall festival Apple Butter Makin’ Days is upon us. The three-day affair is sure to be a monster with picture-perfect weather expected and the usual line up of food, entertainment and fun. Friday offerings include a morning slate chock full...

News To Know: escaped inmates, fatal crash in Neosho

OTTAWA COUNTY, Okla. – Officers say the Ottawa County Jail’s sally port door was open in order to give contractors access to the facility, however, four inmates used this opportunity to escape after the OCSO says they pushed their way past jailers leading to the open sally exit. Officers say that three inmates are still unaccounted for. This is a developing story and if you would like to read more, click here.

I-44 slow-down as pickup burns at Fidelity, Mo.

FIDELTIY, Mo. – About 9:30 a.m. Thursday reports of a vehicle fire along I-44 west near 17 mile marker alerted Jasper County E-911. Carthage Fire Dept, Jasper County Deputies responded. MoDOT Emergency Response and Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. Screenshot of location near 17 mm I-44 west during event. The pickup was fully engulfed after a short time and...

The fate of 8 is known in Lawrence County 2020 Murder; 1 of 9 remains facing a First Degree Murder trial, all others take deals

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – The fate of eight is now known of nine people charged in the August 2020 Kidnapping and Murder of Sarah Pasco, 27, of Aurora. In a change of venue to Jasper County, Siera Dunham, 20, pleaded guilty recently to Kidnapping. She will serve 15 years for her part in the crimes. She also recently pleaded guilty to an unrelated case of stealing from May 2020. She was sentenced five years for that crime. These are unrelated cases, so they run consecutively.

Granby man killed in t-bone crash with tractor trailer on US-60

NEOSHO, Mo. — Just before 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, reports of a crash at HH and US-60 alerted Newton County Central Communications. Neosho Fire Station 2, Newton County Ambulance, Newton County Deputies responded. The Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. Google Maps screenshot during fatal crash investigation involving a pickup and tractor trailer on October 4, 2022. US-60...
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ABMD window paintings appear

On Sept. 29, the Mt. Vernon High School Art Club spent the day painting windows around the square in preparation for Apple Butter Makin' Days. You can see more of their fundraiser artwork displayed on the windows when you visit this weekend for ABMD. (Photos submitted by MVHS Art Club)

AHS to crown Homecoming King & Queen Friday night

This is Homecoming Week for Aurora! King and Queen candidates will be honored during coronation ceremonies this week at Aurora High School. They will be featured during a special coronation pep assembly on Thursday afternoon. Then they will be introduced to their hometown crowd Friday night during pre-game ceremonies starting...


12:10 – I was dispatched to the Webb City Police Department for a lost item at Walmart. 16:13 – I was dispatched to Hall and Zora streets for a motor vehicle crash. 15:30 – I was dispatched to Madison Street and MacArthur Drive for a motor vehicle crash.

Thatch family discusses fentanyl awareness at Rotary meeting

Mike and Mona Thatch recently presented a fentanyl poisoning awareness program to Aurora Rotarians. On the one-year anniversary of their son’s death, the Thatch family honored their son’s memory by presenting facts and dangers of illegal fentanyl at a recent Rotary meeting. “This has been a journey that...

Aurora addresses burning ordinance

The Aurora City Council met in regular session Tuesday, Sept. 27, and tackled a variety of agenda items. Mayor Jason Lewis, Chairman Pro Tem Tony Kennedy, Councilwoman Dawn Oplinger, Councilwoman Theresa Pettit, and Councilman Doyle Ferguson were present. The prayer and pledge of allegiance was led by Ferguson. In the...

Cabin & museum open for ABMD

Primitive skills will be the focus for the historic Adamson Cabin during Apple Butter Makin’ Days in Mt. Vernon on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7-9. The cabin and adjoining museum are located northeast of the square, where most of the festival activities take place. A blacksmith, broom maker and flint knapper...

GMFS Weekend Warm-up

Wondering what to do this weekend? Well Howie and Bubba have some fun events in this Weekend Warm-Up! With a Wine Share going in Neosho, and a Wings & Wheels Weekend happening at the Freedom of Flight Museum, there’s something for anyone to enjoy!

This Unique Missouri Restaurant is Known for Having the Best Burgers in the State

There is no shortage of delicious food in the state of Missouri. From fried chicken to homemade pie, the Show-Me State is known for its comfort food. With so many different places to choose from, it can be hard to discern which restaurants are good, and which ones are great. But, if we've learned anything from the experts, some of the best and most mouthwatering restaurant establishments are hidden in the most unassuming places.

Thousands in Webb City line Main Street for parade

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Homecoming week celebrations in Webb City continued this afternoon and evening with a parade on Main Street. Several thousand people lined Main, from 3rd Street to Stadium Drive to watch Webb City’s homecoming parade. The event featured more than fifty entries, which included the Junior High and High School marching bands, […]

Large grass fire visible for miles, SW of Joplin

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. (KOAM News Now) – The Redings Mill Fire Protection District has released what caused a large fire southwest of Joplin Monday night. According to a Facebook post, the fire started from an unattended trash fire. Late Monday afternoon, Redings Mill F.D. responded to the field fire in the area of Bison Road and Douglas Fir Road. Firefighters found...