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New Lease on Life in Hospice Video included

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A Southeast Kansas man finds a new lease on life as his nears the end.

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Crawford Co. EMS employees learn "de-escalation" Video included

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According to a study by the National Association of EMTs, 52 percent of emergency medical service employees, such as paramedics, report being injured by an assault on the job.  Crawford County EMS personnel undergo two days of "de-escalation" training in hopes of reducing cases of assaulted employees. "Now that's only 52 percent that have reported it. I'm one that was attacked three different times and never reported it to anybody, so we know that numbe... More>>

Legal dispute brings to light failed City of Joplin loan policy Video included

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The case has brought a change to the way Joplin lends money to business owners.

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Joplin High School graduates class of 2016

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Joplin High School graduates 446 seniors in the class of 2016. A moment of silence was held for the three Joplin High School students in the class of 2016 who did not make it to graduation day. Governor Jay Nixon spoke and congratulated the class on receiving $2.6 million in scholarships. Senior Kagan Hoffman brought a photo of Zach Williams, her classmate that passed away in the Joplin tornado. Hoffman spotted an empty chair and passed it along to place there. A very public battle... More>>

"Joplin Proud" remembrance ceremony

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To conclude the weekend's celebration of "Joplin Proud" tornado anniversary stories, a picnic and remembrance ceremony took place in Cunningham Park. A ceremonial bell was rung to honor volunteers and the names of the 161 fallen were read. "It's not a sense of closure, it's not the end of everything but it shows the progress that's being made, and that we keep moving forward. nobody is moving backwards," Allen Brown of Joplin said. Governor Jay Nixon as well as ... More>>

9/11 Survivor Tree Offspring Makes New Home in Joplin

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An offspring of a tree that survived the 9/11 attacks and makes it's new home in front of the Mercy Hospital in Joplin.

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Joplin's Proud Holds Tour of Rebuilt Neighborhood

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Joplin residents and returning volunteers to the city can see neighborhoods take shape after being flattened five years ago.

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Joplin Residents Celebrate Neighborhood Recovery

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One of the major factors in Joplin’s recovery is the hundreds of thousands of volunteers. City officials say more than 1.5 million hours of service have been completed, an incredible feat that several organizations celebrate today at "neighborhoods of recovery." 

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ASPCA Holds Event Handing Out Animal Micro-Chips

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Today Joplin Proud, the ASPCA and Joplin Human Society make sure animals get micro chips.

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Wings and Wonder Children's Event

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The Wings and Wonder event, named for Joplin's association with butterflies, was held at Cunningham park. 

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Thousands Participate in Memorial Run

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More than 3,000 runners help Joplin mark the 5th year of the tornado anniversary with a memorial run. The annual run bigger than ever this year, it’s the first year a full marathon was offered.

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Joplin Resident Reconnects with "Angel" who Helped her During the Tornado Video included

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A Joplin woman says she wouldn't have been able to find her daughter after the tornado 5 years ago without the help of a complete stranger. In fact, she made it a New Year's resolution to reconnect with her. She did.

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Alleged Miami Drug Ring Leads to 16 Arrests So Far Video included

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"...they were damn near giving it away," says a county attorney who also says you could hear the suspect's girlfriend making drug deals on the phone with her kids in the background.

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"Joplin Proud" disaster recovery summit Video included

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Joplin and other cities affected by disaster are pooling their knowledge and resources at the Joplin Proud disaster recovery summit, being held at Missouri Southern State University. Attendees came from 29 states to learn recovery and resilience. "I'm here because I wanted to be a part of the work that's been done, the celebration of the lives and remembering all the folks that have been lost. And I will never forgot Joplin and I'll never forget any of the people," Susamma...

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Baxter Springs Approve for Stoplight at Deadly Intersection:Searching for Funding Video included

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  A dangerous intersection in Baxter Springs, Kansas is approved for a stoplight but the school district faces a funding challenge to get it there. 

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Special Report: Mystery Health Issues After the Joplin Tornado Video included

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In the next few days, people will be reflecting on how they have healed since the Joplin tornado.  For some people, though, it's been hard.  They have been searching for a diagnosis to their mystery illness.

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Overtime Changes Could Hurt Local Businesses Video included

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The Obama administration has issued a new rule to expand overtime pay. It's intended to boost earnings for the middle and lower classes. But some say it'll hurt small businesses. 

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Shoal Creek Village cattle allegedly stolen Video included

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Mary Storrie is a 77-year-old-widow, who proudly lives on five acres in Shoal Creek Village. Until this Monday, she often peered out of the windows of her home into her pastures to look at her two young steers, grazing nearby. Storrie and her son left for a medical procedure early Monday morning and when they returned three hours later, the steers were gone. She and her son are rarely gone at the same time, according to Storrie. A neighbor reported seeing the steers go by i... More>>

Storm Shelter Construction in Carl Junction Leads to Shift of Classrooms:Teacher Start the Move Video included

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  The end of the school year is the start of moving for part of the Carl Junction school system. Construction of storm shelters is creating space and a sense of security.

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Carthage Man Allegedly Shoots Neighbor, Charged With First Degree Murder Video included

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A Carthage man is dead following a dispute with his neighbor late Monday night. The suspect has been charged with first degree murder. Police are now trying to put together the pieces of what happened. 

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  • Husband and Wife Killed In Crash Near Asbury

    Husband and Wife Killed In Crash Near Asbury

    Monday, May 23 2016 6:59 PM EDT2016-05-23 22:59:50 GMT

    A husband and wife were killed in a two vehicle crash near Asbury,MO. The accident occurred on Highway 171. According to authorities, the female driver, 89, and male passenger, 94, crossed over the center line and struck an oncoming semi head on. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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    A husband and wife were killed in a two vehicle crash near Asbury,MO. The accident occurred on Highway 171. According to authorities, the female driver, 89, and male passenger, 94, crossed over the center line and struck an oncoming semi head on. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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  • Joplin Proud Events 2016 - May 20th to May 22nd

    Joplin Proud Events 2016 - May 20th to May 22nd

    Thursday, May 19 2016 8:52 PM EDT2016-05-20 00:52:24 GMT

    FRIDAY, MAY 20 Joplin Disaster Recovery Summit - Real People, Real Experiences, Real Lessons - Join your peers at a unique disaster recovery summit told entirely through the lens and experience of community leaders and elected officials. The Joplin Disaster Recovery Summit, held May 19-20, 2016 at MSSU, 3950 E. Newman Rd, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear lessons learned from communities across the Midwest that experienced some of the worst natural disasters from the last decade...

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    FRIDAY, MAY 20 Joplin Disaster Recovery Summit - Real People, Real Experiences, Real Lessons - Join your peers at a unique disaster recovery summit told entirely through the lens and experience of community leaders and elected officials. The Joplin Disaster Recovery Summit, held May 19-20, 2016 at MSSU, 3950 E. Newman Rd, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear lessons learned from communities across the Midwest that experienced some of the worst natural disasters from the last decade...

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  • ICC recognizes outstanding service to faculty and staff

    ICC recognizes outstanding service to faculty and staff

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 2:07 PM EDT2016-05-18 18:07:54 GMT
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    Independence Community College (ICC) closed out its academic year with the annual faculty and staff appreciation luncheon at their west campus. Dr. Ann Dutton, director of the veterinary technician program, was awarded the Spirit Award for her distinguished community service and involvement. The Cornerstone Award which recognizes the work of a committee or group on camps was awarded to the Staff of the West campus. Kara Wheeler, associate dean of online learning and technical progr...More >>
    Independence Community College (ICC) closed out its academic year with the annual faculty and staff appreciation luncheon at their west campus. Dr. Ann Dutton, director of the veterinary technician program, was awarded the Spirit Award for her distinguished community service and involvement. The Cornerstone Award which recognizes the work of a committee or group on camps was awarded to the Staff of the West campus. Kara Wheeler, associate dean of online learning and technical progr...More >>
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  • Husband and Wife Killed In Crash Near Asbury

    Husband and Wife Killed In Crash Near Asbury

    Monday, May 23 2016 6:59 PM EDT2016-05-23 22:59:50 GMT

    A husband and wife were killed in a two vehicle crash near Asbury,MO. The accident occurred on Highway 171. According to authorities, the female driver, 89, and male passenger, 94, crossed over the center line and struck an oncoming semi head on. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    The names of the husband and wife aren't being released at this time. 

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    A husband and wife were killed in a two vehicle crash near Asbury,MO. The accident occurred on Highway 171. According to authorities, the female driver, 89, and male passenger, 94, crossed over the center line and struck an oncoming semi head on. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    The names of the husband and wife aren't being released at this time. 

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  • New Lease on Life in Hospice

    New Lease on Life in Hospice

    Monday, May 23 2016 10:58 PM EDT2016-05-24 02:58:35 GMT

    A Southeast Kansas man finds a new lease on life as his nears the end.

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    A Southeast Kansas man finds a new lease on life as his nears the end.

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    Pizza-stuffed Peppers Recipe

    Pizza-stuffed Peppers Recipe

    Monday, August 17 2015 9:00 AM EDT2015-08-17 13:00:21 GMT
    Tuesday on KOAM Morning News... Charlene Patton with the Kansas Soybean Commission stopped by with a recipe for pizza-stuffed peppers.More >>
    Tuesday on KOAM Morning News... Charlene Patton with the Kansas Soybean Commission stopped by with a recipe for pizza-stuffed peppers.More >>
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  • Eight Softball Upperclassmen Earn MIAA Academic Honors

    Eight Softball Upperclassmen Earn MIAA Academic Honors

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 1:44 PM EDT2016-05-10 17:44:13 GMT
    Eight Pittsburg State softball upperclassmen have earned 12 MIAA Academic honors, the league announced on Tuesday (May 10).  The Gorillas had eight players named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll. Ashton Pratt, Emmie Robertson, Zoe Price, Lawren McKinney, Katy Remy and Lynsey Conner each earned the award for the second time. Nicole Nease earned the award for the third time, and Catie Cummins, for the fourth time. To earn a spot on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll a student-athlete mus...More >>
    Eight Pittsburg State softball upperclassmen have earned 12 MIAA Academic honors, the league announced on Tuesday (May 10).  The Gorillas had eight players named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll. Ashton Pratt, Emmie Robertson, Zoe Price, Lawren McKinney, Katy Remy and Lynsey Conner each earned the award for the second time. Nicole Nease earned the award for the third time, and Catie Cummins, for the fourth time. To earn a spot on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll a student-athlete mus...More >>
  • Softball Lands Five on MIAA Academic Honors List

    Softball Lands Five on MIAA Academic Honors List

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 1:40 PM EDT2016-05-10 17:40:34 GMT
    The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association office announced their MIAA Academic Honors Roll for the 2016 Softball season today. Of the 132 student-althetes named to the list Missouri Southern landed five on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll. Sophomores Kali' Hodson (3.182/Political Science) from Anderson,Myranda Stewart (3.813/Health Promotions and Wellness) from Owasso, and Abi Corbett(4.0/Marketing) from Wentzville, and seniors Sarah Williams (3....More >>
    The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association office announced their MIAA Academic Honors Roll for the 2016 Softball season today. Of the 132 student-althetes named to the list Missouri Southern landed five on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll. Sophomores Kali' Hodson (3.182/Political Science) from Anderson,Myranda Stewart (3.813/Health Promotions and Wellness) from Owasso, and Abi Corbett(4.0/Marketing) from Wentzville, and seniors Sarah Williams (3....More >>
  • Pitt State Women Claim Second Straight MIAA Title

    Pitt State Women Claim Second Straight MIAA Title

    Monday, May 9 2016 2:47 PM EDT2016-05-09 18:47:24 GMT
    The Pittsburg State University women's outdoor track & field team surged down the stretch Sunday (May 8) as the Gorillas captured the 2016 MIAA Outdoor Championships at Hershell Neil Track on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University. The Gorillas compiled 170 points to run away with the team title. Lincoln University finished second with 138 points, while the University of Central Missouri placed third with 127 points. Emilee Iverson (high jump) and Cassie Caswell (shot...More >>
    The Pittsburg State University women's outdoor track & field team surged down the stretch Sunday (May 8) as the Gorillas captured the 2016 MIAA Outdoor Championships at Hershell Neil Track on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University. The Gorillas compiled 170 points to run away with the team title. Lincoln University finished second with 138 points, while the University of Central Missouri placed third with 127 points. Emilee Iverson (high jump) and Cassie Caswell (shot...More >>

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