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Pittsburg Police Department appoints new deputy chief of police

PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg Police Department has selected Tim Tompkins to become the next Deputy Chief of Police. Tompkins was promoted from Lieutenant to the rank of Major, Deputy Chief of Administration, on Wednesday.


Business Owners Complain of Bird Problem in Pittsburg

PITTSBURG, Ks. - Some business owners in Pittsburg are complaining about a particular issue dealing with birds at their store fronts. As the weather starts to get warmer, many are saying the birds are leaving plenty of surprises on car windows and sidewalks in front of their businesses.


Missing Person Found Following High Speed Car Chase

A high speed chase, spike strips, and a missing person found. It was a crazy night for Webb City Police. Just before midnight Thurday morning, an officer attempted to pull over an SUV that was registered to a missing person from Joplin. The driver, later identified as 24-year-old Alexis Dombroski of


Kansas man dies in motorcycle crash

SUBLETTE, Kan. (KAKE) - A 71-year-old man has died after his motorcycle crashed into a truck's trailer in southwest Kansas. The accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 56 near Sublette. The Kansas Highway Patrol said a Chevy Silverado pulling a trailer was turning left onto a count


2 more Kansas counties added to disaster declaration

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Division of Emergency Management says it has been notified that two more counties have been added to a federal disaster declaration for Kansas.


Third arrest made in Pittsburg home-invasion robbery

PITTSBURG, Kan. — A third suspect in a home-invasion robbery in Pittsburg was arrested Wednesday in Parsons. Jeremy Stringfellow, 18, of Parsons, was taken into custody on charges stemming from an armed robbery of three occupants of a residence at 1405 N. Joplin St.


PPD Arrests 3rd in Robbery Incident

PITTSBURG, Ks. - Pittsburg police have arrested another man in connection to a robbery last week. The department says they were able to arrest 18-year-old Jeremy Stringfellow in Parsons last night.


Rain chances returning to Kansas

Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that some wet weather will be arriving for the beginning of the weekend. Some thunderstorms are possible too, but severe weather is not expected.


Woman arrested for alleged arson fire at Kansas tattoo parlor

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect in connection with a Thursday morning business fire. Just before 4a.m., fire crews were dispatched to the fire at the Idle Hand Tattoo Parlor in the 900 Block of West Douglas, according to Jose Ocadiz.


Fatal traffic accident in southwest Kansas

One man is dead after a motorcycle accident in Haskell County. It happened near the town of Sublette after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol a pickup pulling a trailer westbound on U.S. 56 slowed down to turn onto a county road. A motorcycle ran into the side of the trailer


No bond reduction for grandmother accused of leaving autistic teen at Kansas rest stop

EUREKA, Kan. (KAKE) - A judge has denied a request to lower the bond for an Oklahoma woman accused ofleaving her autistic grandson and a Kansas rest stop. Janie Gill on Thursday appeared in court in Greenwood County, where she is charged with child endangerment and interference with law enforcement.


Route 69 Diner Opens in Arma

ARMA, Ks. - A new eatery has opened up in Arma, Kansas that holds a bit of local history. The Route 69 Diner is the newest business to open it's doors in the community. The building had already functioned as a small resturaunt back in the 60's, so the new owners revitalized what was already there.


Pittsburg moves forward with creating public power utility

PITTSBURG, Kan. - Release from City of Pittsburg:. Following commission meetings held earlier this year, the City of Pittsburg has been given approval by commissioners to continue to move forward with creating a public power utility for Pittsburg.


Webb City woman in custody after police pursuit

WEBB CITY, Mo. - A Webb City woman faces more than six charges from four separate agencies after a vehicle pursuit. Just before 10 Wednesday night, Webb City Police tried to stop a car that was tied to a missing person case. The driver refused to pull over and a pursuit began southbound into Joplin.


Two in custody, two wanted for Pittsburg robbery

Pittsburg Police need your help in locating two suspects in an alleged armed robbery. Read the full press release below:. On Monday, March 11, 2019, at approximately 5:00 a.m., four suspects, armed with firearms, forced their way into a residence, located at 1405 N. Joplin Street, in Pittsburg. Whil


Route D Bridge To Close, WC Police Offer Alternate Routes

Construction on the Route D bridge over Center Creek just north of Webb City will begin in just a week and a half on Monday, April 1st and it’s sure to cause some problems for those trying to get to school in the morning.


Three arrested after search reveals drugs

PITTSBURG — Three Pittsburg residents were arrested after a narcotics search warrant was served. On Monday morning at approximately 8:50 a.m., Pittsburg Police Department Law Enforcement Officers served a search warrant at a residence located at 513 E. 10th St., in Pittsburg.


City commission debates, approves consultant contracts for power plan

PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg City Commission on Tuesday approved two contracts related to a plan to create a public power utility for the city. “The city commission wants to continue to explore the economic viability, benefits and risks of public power and outline the steps that will be necessary if a


"Bags to Riches" 2019

PITTSBURG, KS - Some residents are enjoying a fun night out all for a good cause. This evening was the 8th annual "Bags to Riches" event hosted by the Safehouse Crisis Center, Inc in Pittsburg. Safehouse Crisis Center is a temporary shelter for victims of abuse, violence, or sexaul assault. Tonight'


KOAM Morning News to Know 3-20

JOPLIN, Mo. - The city of Joplin has many tax increment financing or TIF districts. Now one, is about to be paid off. The Joplin Recovery TIF includes just about all of the former disaster zone from the May 2011 tornado. When a TIF is active, there's no tax revenue for taxing jurisdictions, like the