Joplin housefire under investigation
JOPLIN, Mo. — An investigation is underway after a fire, Monday afternoon, in a Joplin neighborhood. Crews responded to 221 Pearl Avenue just after 3:30 PM. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke showing from the 2-story home. Viewer submitted video showing smoke plumes emanating from the home can be...
Downtown Webb City’s Spring Hop!
Society Marketplace, Edith & Ethel’s Delicious Delights, Mary’s Market, & Spencers’ Sweet Call at the Minerva hopped to Living Well to talk about The Spring Hop that’s happening this weekend in Webb City. Be sure to stop by all the small businesses downtown this Friday the 31st and Saturday the 1st!
“Swatting” call at Carthage HS a false alarm
CARTHAGE, Mo. — An area high school confirms they were victim of a “swatting” call. Around 2 PM today (3/27), Carthage High School underwent lockdown protocol per the police department’s request, according to a release. However, authorities soon confirmed no such threat was ever present and it was just a false alarm.
Joplin man pleads guilty to bank fraud scheme
A Joplin man pleaded guilty Thursday to wire fraud in a scheme in which he defrauded both local banks and individual members of the community. According to federal court records, Maliq Ray, 21, reached out to people on social media with his plan to conduct what he called "reverse transactions."
Family of 2-year-old killed by Joplin police officer in Kansas files civil rights lawsuit
A Joplin police officer, named as “Sniper One” in the lawsuit, fired a shot during a hostage situation into a residence in Baxter Springs. A 2-year-old girl died as a result, the KBI said.
Mutt-Minister Dog Show set April 8 in Central Park
The local 8 year old who started the Mutt-Minister Dog Show in 2012 is now a high school senior – but the mission is still the same – raise lots of funds for the Carthage Humane Society and celebrate the beauty of all four-legged friends … no matter what their pedigree.
Oliva Hotel Contractor says COVID issues persist in obtaining supplies needed to proceed with the project
Reconstruction of the Oliva Hotel is well underway. The five-story, historic building near downtown Joplin suffered substantial fire damage in December 2020. The Joplin City Council got an update Monday at their bi-weekly meeting. KRPS's Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more. Construction of the Oliva started in 1906 for an estimated $150,000,...
KCU Joplin holds Mass Casualty Incident Exercise
The team-building event simulated what it would be like to treat patients after a devastating earthquake. Victims included an expecting mom, patients who were unconscious and required carrying on a stretch, to those who had broken legs and needed help walking. Kansas City University Joplin held their 2nd annual Mass...
Residents in Carthage received some free help — and smoke alarms
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Residents in Carthage got a hand up in house fire prevention, today. The American Red Cross of Southern Missouri partnered up with the Carthage Fire Department to provide and install free smoke alarms for those in need of them. The alarms were provided by the American...
Spring gardening tips — ‘growing’ your skills
JOPLIN, Mo. — We’re getting ever-so closer to spring gardening season. The folks from the Joplin Greenhouse and the Coffee Shop” have advice — as you make plans to cultivate a green thumb. Garden Center Manager Emily Shores Maxwell says they’re anticipating the last freeze of...
Mass Casualty Simulation Exercise in Joplin
JOPLIN, Mo. — Medical students at Kansas City University Joplin are getting some real-life practice on response to situations, like natural disasters. They participated in a mass casualty simulation. During the exercise, students navigated through a staged disaster, to methodize and implement life-saving treatments. First-year students played the role...
14-year-old attempts to flee Joplin Police, crash and burn in Belleville
JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Just after 3:30 a.m. early Saturday morning, March 25, 2023, Joplin Police officers observed a Nissan Rouge near 7th and Jackson driving without headlights. As a patrol officer attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to yield and fled. A pursuit was then initiated as...
Why Ozarks legend Grant Wistrom says Glendale DE Kellen Lindstrom reminds him of himself
Grant Wistrom can't help but laugh when he thinks about the similarities between himself and one of the defensive linemen he coached during his first season with the Glendale Falcons. The Webb City legend, a three-time national champion and two-time All-American at Nebraska and Super Bowl champion with the St. Louis Rams sees a player who gives everything he has on every single play. It's the type of player Wistrom prided himself on being during a career...
Missouri man makes harrowing rescue in flash flood
As heavy rains and flash floods doused southwestern Missouri Friday, Layton Hoyer wanted to get a closer look at the rising river levels. That is when he noticed an SUV caught in the flash floods near Granby. At first, Hoyer thought the car might have been abandoned, but flashing brake...
GMFS Joplin NALA
Joplin NALA Breakfast Fundraiser at the Joplin Elks Lodge 501! Join us for some tasty breakfast for a great cause!
8 dogs die in Joplin morning fire
JOPLIN, Mo. — The Redings Mill Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire. Around 5:30 Friday morning, crews received a call about a fire at 6339 Hunter Lane in Joplin. It took firefighters from Joplin, Neosho, Duenweg and Redings Mill three hours to clear the scene. Investigators tell...
Death Investigation in East Town Neighborhood: “2 deceased adults on scene.” — Capt William Davis
JOPLIN, Mo. — Some neighbors woke to crime scene tape in the East Town Neighborhood on Wednesday morning, March 22, 2023, the 1400 block E Broadway, Joplin. Capt William Davis tells KOAM’s Shannon Becker, “Active death investigation. There are 2 deceased adults on scene.”
The 5 Q's: Carthage School Board candidates (Part 4)
Mar. 23—About the candidates Karen Wilkinson, 71, retired from teaching in 2014. Jeff Jones, 56, is executive director of Innovative Industries in Carthage and Joplin Workshops in Joplin. Lora Honey Phelps, 46, is an estate planning attorney at the law office of Christopher Dumm in Joplin. Patrick Scott, 44, is president, CEO and financial adviser at Heartland Financial Investments.
Tax consultant could face probation revocation in theft case
Mar. 25—A former consultant who provided professional services to form local sales tax districts in Joplin and Neosho is facing more court proceedings on his sentence for taking money from two of the districts. Darrell Gross, of Republic, was granted a suspended seven-year prison sentence and placed on probation...
Tornado sirens celebrate 75 years of alerting people to wicked weather
Tornado sirens blared for 17 minutes on May 22, 2011, before an EF5 twister ripped through the heart of Joplin leaving death and destruction in its path in the deadliest tornado to hit the four-state area where Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas meet. America’s first-ever tornado forecast was issued on...
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