Quantcast

Joplin and Pittsburg area news, weather and sports - KOAM TV 7

CLICK HERE to vote for this week's Roper Honda Powerhouse Team of the Week

Local church offers free Easter meal for community Video included

Updated:

The Easter holiday is a time when churches celebrate Jesus's resurrection with morning services and dinners. But one local church is hoping to spread Jesus's message even be The Easter holiday is a time when churches celebrate Jesus's resurrection with morning services and dinners. But one local church is hoping to spread Jesus's message even beyond this day.yond this day. More>>

  • INTERACTIVE POLL

  • How do you feel about visits to the dentist?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    No big deal
    55%
    82 votes
    A little scary
    23%
    34 votes
    Panic city
    22%
    33 votes

MORE TOP NEWS

Study on sleep aid Ambien has doctors and patients weighing options

Updated:

The popular sleep aid medication Ambien can be raising the risk of heart attack by 50 % for some who take it, that's according to a recent study presented to the American Heart Association. More>>

50 thousand eggs at hunt in Miami

Updated:

Great weather today for kids to grab up some of 50 thousand eggs during a tremendous Easter event. The Miami high school soccer fields were covered with spring colored eggs for the Miami first assembly e-14 egg hunt. Kids as young as toddlers up to those age twelve were able to get their hands on the eggs filled with toys and chocolate. While the event is fun for the whole family, organizers from The Miami First Assembly Church,want kids to take away more than just a few treats but a remin... More>>

Carthage couple celebrates marriage and fulfills bucket list wish Video included

Updated:

A Carthage couple celebrates their marriage and fulfills a bucket list wish. Thanks to donations from the community, their wedding was planned in one week. More>>

Producers gather at new Pittsburg Farmers' Market location Video included

Updated:

Housed in a new location this year, this year's market offers goods and wares from local artists, bakers and organic farmers. More>>

Vibrant colors light up the afternoon at PSU Video included

Updated:

It was a rainbow in a different form at the Pittsburg State Indian Student Association's Festival of Colors. More>>

Local author publishes fiction book based on real life experiences Video included

Updated:

A new book written by a local woman targets issues that many are afraid to discuss. More>>

At least 4 new businesses are heading to downtown Joplin Video included

Updated:

Downtown Joplin has gained several new businesses in the past month and even more are coming. More>>

Carthage plant bringing 160 jobs to the area

Updated:

A Carthage, Missouri cheese plant has begun an expansion project that will bring jobs to the area. Schreiber Foods says the 29,000 foot expansion will add 160 jobs to the plant. The plant will also re-purpose 67,000 square feet to install material handling and storage capacity for cheese, ingredients and packaging materials. More>>

New Joplin city manager may be at least another six months away Video included

Updated:

Councilman Mike Woolston says former city manager Mark Rohr's salary, including compensation and benefits, was about $200,000 at the time city council fired him.  Joplin's new city manager may be paid the same. More>>

Carthage Dentist Uses Good Friday To Offer Free Services Video included

Updated:

One Four State Dentist observes Good Friday as time to offer free dental services to patients. It's owner says it is aims to make Good Friday, Great for those in need."It's hurting me constantly," said patient Carrie Smith. Carrie is hoping to spend her Good Friday getting a tooth pulled. It's not how many would choose to kick off Easter weekend, but thanks to Herrington Dentistry in Carthage it won't cost Carrie a single penny. "We open up our office as a way of being missionaries in our own... More>>

Arma toddler burned after gas can explodes

Updated:

A two year old and his step-father are being treated for burns after a gas container ignited Friday afternoon in Arma, Kansas. They were by an active fire pit when a nearby plastic gas container somehow ignited. The toddler's clothing caught fire. The step-father grabbed him and extinguished the child's clothing with help from a neighbor. The boy was taken by medical helicopter to a Kansas City hospital. The step-father was taken to a nearby hospital with burns on his arms and hands. More>>

Man arrested the night his daughter committed suicide sues City of Joplin and Joplin Police Video included

Updated:

In March 2013, 16-year-old Brooke Russell committed suicide by shooting herself in Joplin's Roanoke Park.   Before the teenager died, Russell's father and brother, who found the wounded teen in the park, were arrested for assault, accused of assaulting emergency workers sent to save his daughter's life. More>>

Girard man charged with attempted first degree murder

Updated:

Brian L. Taylor has been arrested after authorities say he stabbed Jeff Terwilliger. Girard Police and Crawford County Sheriff's Office took Taylor into custody on Thursday. More>>

More retail development will be coming to Webb City Video included

Updated:

More retail development will be coming to Webb City, after a contract was approved by the council this week. It involves underdeveloped land south of Highway 171, across from the Price Cutter store. More>>

Erie principal and her son among those injured in multi-vehicle crash north of Frontenac Video included

Updated:

The crash occurred at about 10:20 a.m. north of Frontenac at the U.S. 69 and U.S. 160 junction.  The investigation continues, but the Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash started when a semi-truck going south on U.S. 69 rear-ended other vehicles that were stopped at a red light. More>>

Pittsburg to Increase High Speed Internet Connectivity

Updated:

Faster internet service is a click away for the city of Pittsburg. More>>

18-year-old hopes to share message of strength on "The Biggest Loser" Video included

Updated:

"...Not only am I going to help myself, but I'm going to inspire a community that after the tornado, did so much for me," says the young woman. More>>

Joplin woman who stole more than $100,000 to serve 13 months in prison

A federal judge has sentenced Kathryn Stayton of Joplin for embezzling more than $88,000 from her employer, Frank Fletcher Ford, and another $13,000 from Credit Cars of Joplin. Stayton will serve 13 months in prison followed by three years supervised probation.She also has to repay a little over $121,000. More>>

Rebuild Joplin Brings Its 128th Family Home Video included

Updated:

Rebuild Joplin celebrates its 128th housewarming since the Joplin tornado today.Theo and Opal Morrison were moving into their home on Illinois when the tornado struck. Without having time to buy insurance, according to Opal, the tornado winds shifted their home from its foundation, rendering it unlivable. More>>

Carl Junction FFA Teaches 3rd Graders Where Food Comes From Video included

Updated:

Third graders in Carl Junction got a lesson in where their food comes from today from the Carl Junction High School's Future Farmers of Americas. Over 250 students visited 21 stations in the annual Food for America event.The event has taken place at the school since at least the 11970's and from animals to fashion to food kids learn most things in life start with agriculture. "The best part for me is that these kids have learned something and are going to go away from here knowing about our p... More>>

New Kansas law will expand coverage for some children with autism

Updated:

Pittsburg resident Lloyd Bandy talks about his son Lance who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome, a developmental disorder that falls under the Autism Spectrum Disorders. More>>

Quadruple Amputee Teaches No Excuses Video included

Updated:

A motivational speaker teaches students and community members in Nevada, Missouri to never make excuses. Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a certified "Cross-Fit" instructor.   More>>

Downstream guest wins $2.6 million with one push of the button

Updated:

The Downstream guest, who requested anonymity, initially sat in disbelief and wondered if he had won 2.6 million pennies. When he realized he had won $2,645,455.32 he was overjoyed but confused about how to react. More>>

Southeast Kansas Boston Marathon runner returns a year later Video included

A Southeast Kansas man will return to Boston, and a scene he remembers vividly, as he prepares once again to run the Boston Marathon. More>>

Joplin celebrates 125th birthday of local artist, Thomas Hart Benton Video included

Updated:

Joplin's rich display of art is now honoring the man who gave it a whole new meaning. More>>

Oklahoma Attorney General files anti-discrimination lawsuit against Miami restaurant

Updated:

Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Files Anti-Discrimination Lawsuit against Miami, Oklahoma Restaurant: Allegations include sexual harassment and discrimination of victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence More>>

Joplin Police Department seeks third CALEA certification Video included

Updated:

Tonight at 7, there will be a public input session in the Joplin Municipal Courtroom, where CALEA officials will hear feedback about the JPD. More>>

Former Jasper High School employee charged, accused of having sexual contact with students

Janice Lorene Rusk Janice Lorene Rusk
Updated:

Janice Lorene Rusk, 42, of Jasper, Missouri has been charged with one count each of statutory rape and statutory sodomy in an ongoing investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. More>>

Teen convicted in 2012 Joplin murder gets life in prison with possibility of parole

Updated:

The teenager convicted of killing a Joplin man in a July 2012 robbery has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Daniel Hartman and four other defendants were charged with robbing Jacob Wages, but a jury determined it was Hartman who pulled the trigger. More>>

Neosho Ethics Board discusses complaint against two city councilmen

Neosho Ethics Board discusses complaint against two city councilmen Video included

Updated:


Accusations of abuse of power and position within the City of Neosho Council has led to an investigation from the ethics board. Tonight that ethics board had a first hearing on the investigation involving two councilmen -- and many others were called to testify.
More>>

State prosecutors file murder charges against white supremacist accused in Kansas City shootings Video included

Updated:

Frazier Glenn Cross is now charged with capital murder for the deaths of 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood (Losen) and his grandfather, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who were shot outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. More>>

Suspect who assaulted Seneca officer captured in Texas

Suspect Search Suspect Search
Updated:

A man suspected of injuring a Seneca, Missouri police officer was captured by U.S. Marshals in Collin County, Texas.  In addition to pending charges in Newton County, Missouri, Cory Rantz also has two holds out of Arkansas, and will be extradited there first. More>>

New mayor for the city of Joplin Video included

Updated:

It was an evening of change in Joplin, as Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean exited from the mayorship and Michael Seibert took the chair. "I've done what I can do and now it's somebody else's turn to take us even further," said Colbert-Kean.The special city council meeting drew a large crowd. Residents witnessed as Seibert gained the only nomination for mayor and council members unanimously selected him. "He'll also bring a fresh energy, not necessarily because he's new to council, but because he's ... More>>

Some candidates emerge for new Joplin mayor and mayor pro tem Video included

Updated:

We asked many of the council members, including the two new being sworn in tonight, if they would be willing to serve as mayor or mayor pro tem.  Based on their responses, it's clear many of them believe it's time for a change. More>>

Mother with 12 pound 3 year old sentenced to 15 years

Updated:

In July 2012, a three-year-old weighing only 12 pounds was taken to the hospital with barely a pulse. Two women were taken into custody - Beth Williams, the child's mother - and her roommate, Christina Haidle.Williams previously plead guilty to a charge of Class B, Abuse of a Child, and today was sentenced to serve 15 years and court costs. More>>

Weekend DWI checkpoint in Joplin results in 15 arrests Video included

Updated:

A big reminder about driving responsibly, a checkpoint at 7th and Illinois Streets in Joplin Saturday evening resulted in 15 arrests. The number of DWI checkpoints in Joplin will be increasing over the next few months. More>>

IRS Officials Offer Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers

Updated:

April 15th not far away and tax officials are urging you to send in those tax returns. Whether it be online or through paper returns, the IRS doesn't want you to pay that penalty fee for late returns.Officials recommend preparing beforehand. And to stay current and knowledgeable by conducting your own research, because choosing the wrong professional to file your taxes could cost you. Michael Devine with the Internal Revenue Service says, "Returns that are filed in March and April, we don't s... More>>

PSU hosts Easter festivities and families Video included

Updated:

The PSU Student Activities Council held its annual egg hunt for children. While the rain moved the hunt indoors, kids still received eggs filled with candy, along with other prizes. The easter bunny dried off to take pictures with the kids. More>>

Missouri Conservation Department brings free trees to Neosho Video included

Updated:

The Missouri Conservation Department was giving away nearly 3,000 free trees Sunday at the Neosho Fish Hatchery. The 25 year tradition invites the public to receive free pine, dogwood, and cypress trees. Officials say with the cold weather approaching in the next 48 hours...it's important to protect your trees from frost and freeze because they are still developing, and need proper protection to grow. "These are all seedlings, keep in mind. Some of these are two and three year old seedlings s... More>>

New Justice Network to raise money for Lafayette House in Joplin Video included

Updated:

One of the most difficult things a sexual assault victim can do is admit that it happened to them, but some local organizations are saying it's okay, and are offering support.For those who may not know...April is national sexual assault awareness month. Sunday in Neosho, officials with New Justice Network were raising money to support Lafayette house in Joplin, which provides free counseling for sexual and domestic abuse victims.While the rain delayed the 3-D archery shoot that was originally... More>>

  • More local newsLocal & Regional NewsMore>>

  • MSSU Board authorizes $30 million bond sale for residence hall construction

    MSSU Board authorizes $30 million bond sale for residence hall construction

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:51:28 GMT
    A bond-issue signing, authorizing the sale of nearly $30 million in bonds for the construction of a new residence hall complex, was held Friday, April 18, during the Board of Governors meeting at Missouri Southern State University. Representatives from Edward Jones and Armstrong Teasdale were on hand for the signing, which directed the issuance of $15,030,000 auxiliary enterprise system refunding revenue bonds and $14,320,000 auxiliary enterprise system improvement revenue bonds.More >>
    A bond-issue signing, authorizing the sale of nearly $30 million in bonds for the construction of a new residence hall complex, was held Friday, April 18, during the Board of Governors meeting at Missouri Southern State University. Representatives from Edward Jones and Armstrong Teasdale were on hand for the signing, which directed the issuance of $15,030,000 auxiliary enterprise system refunding revenue bonds and $14,320,000 auxiliary enterprise system improvement revenue bonds.More >>
  • KDHE, KDA warn of risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry

    KDHE, KDA warn of risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:50:04 GMT
    Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) warn of the risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry.More >>
    Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) warn of the risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback signs 19 bills into law Thursday

    Governor Sam Brownback signs 19 bills into law Thursday

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:16:13 GMT
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 19 bills into law today. He allowed one bill to become law without his signature. This brings the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 76. One bill has been vetoed and one passed into law without signature.More >>
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 19 bills into law today. He allowed one bill to become law without his signature. This brings the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 76. One bill has been vetoed and one passed into law without signature.More >>
  • Top Sports Stories in the 4-StatesTop Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Central Oklahoma comes from behind to defeat Lions 8-6 in series finale

    Central Oklahoma comes from behind to defeat Lions 8-6 in series finale

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:30:11 GMT
    Joplin - A pair of ninth-inning home runs helped the Central Oklahoma Bronchos come-from-behind to defeat the Missouri Southern Baseball team, winning 8-6 in the series finale at Joe Becker Stadium.Southern (23-22, 16-20 MIAA) went up 5-2 after two innings. Beau Phillips scored the first run in the second on a wild pitch and Jared Lupo scored on an RBI from Austin White. Evin Natick then walked with the bases loaded to score Nathan Skaggs. A pair of sacrifice flies then followed from Axel Joh...More >>
    Joplin - A pair of ninth-inning home runs helped the Central Oklahoma Bronchos come-from-behind to defeat the Missouri Southern Baseball team, winning 8-6 in the series finale at Joe Becker Stadium.Southern (23-22, 16-20 MIAA) went up 5-2 after two innings. Beau Phillips scored the first run in the second on a wild pitch and Jared Lupo scored on an RBI from Austin White. Evin Natick then walked with the bases loaded to score Nathan Skaggs. A pair of sacrifice flies then followed from Axel Joh...More >>
  • Lopers Foil Senior Day With 8-6 Extra Inning Win

    Lopers Foil Senior Day With 8-6 Extra Inning Win

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:29:16 GMT
    Pittsburg - The University of Nebraska-Kearney scored a pair of unearned runs in the top of the 13th inning to claim an 8-6 victory over Pittsburg State University and foil the Gorillas Senior Day Saturday (Apr. 16) at Al Ortolani Field.Jake Stevenson tossed six shutout innings for the Gorillas as Pitt State (16-30, 11-25 MIAA) built a commanding 6-0 lead against UNK (27-16, 21-15 MIAA).The Lopers turned the tide of the ball game in the seventh however as UNK plated six runs in the frame capp...More >>
    Pittsburg - The University of Nebraska-Kearney scored a pair of unearned runs in the top of the 13th inning to claim an 8-6 victory over Pittsburg State University and foil the Gorillas Senior Day Saturday (Apr. 16) at Al Ortolani Field.Jake Stevenson tossed six shutout innings for the Gorillas as Pitt State (16-30, 11-25 MIAA) built a commanding 6-0 lead against UNK (27-16, 21-15 MIAA).The Lopers turned the tide of the ball game in the seventh however as UNK plated six runs in the frame capp...More >>
  • Lions fall 4-1 in series opener against Central Oklahoma

    Lions fall 4-1 in series opener against Central Oklahoma

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:08:29 GMT
    Joplin - A three-run home run in the seventh-inning broke a 1-1 tie and the Missouri Southern baseball team dropped the opener of a four-game series tonight to Central Oklahoma 4-1 at Joe Becker Stadium.Southern (22-20, 15-18 MIAA) saw a solid pitching performance from starter Payton Walker as the sophomore went four innings and scattered six hits. He struck out seven and walked none. Kanon Hoover threw an inning of relief and allowed just one hit, while Tyler Kjellsen threw an inning, as wel...More >>
    Joplin - A three-run home run in the seventh-inning broke a 1-1 tie and the Missouri Southern baseball team dropped the opener of a four-game series tonight to Central Oklahoma 4-1 at Joe Becker Stadium.Southern (22-20, 15-18 MIAA) saw a solid pitching performance from starter Payton Walker as the sophomore went four innings and scattered six hits. He struck out seven and walked none. Kanon Hoover threw an inning of relief and allowed just one hit, while Tyler Kjellsen threw an inning, as wel...More >>
  • Current Conditions

  • CONNECT WITH US

  • News Headlines & Breaking News by Email - Sign Up

    Get the news you need directly in your inbox.

    * denotes required fields


    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.