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4-States Farm Show comes to close

Four State Farm Show
Updated July 17, 2011 at 11:05 PM CST: Pittsburg’s 37th annual Four State Farm Show comes to a close today. The show began Friday the 15th and ended this afternoon. With farm equipment in action, and a wide variety of exhibits, the Farm Show acted as a one stop shop. Featuring everything a farmer, rancher, or agriculture enthusiast may be interested in. Farmtalk Newspaper holds the event every... 

Steve Slivka: Good luck in Toledo

Steve Slivka
After a little more than four years KOAM and Fox 14 said goodbye to Steve Slivka on Thursday July 14. Steve is leaving us to go back to an area he knows very well, his hometown of Toledo, Ohio.  He’ll be working for the ABC affiliate there, a station where he interned previously. On Steve’s last night some old friends wished him good luck on Fox 14 News at 9 and we took a quick look back... 

GRDA removes “no bodily contact” warning for Grand Lake

GRDA removes
Reported July 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM CST News release issued by Grand River Dam Authority: Chandler – The latest Grand Lake water samples — showing a significant decrease in blue green algae (BGA) toxicity — have prompted the Grand River Dam Authority to remove its “no bodily contact” warning for Grand Lake waters. Rather, the public is now simply encouraged to use caution... 

Tips for keeping pets cool

News release issued by Petland of Joplin Heatstroke can be a very serious problem for both people and pets.  Pet owners must be aware of the dangers of heatstroke as the temperatures rise. Many pets enjoy riding along in the car with their owners, however, a hot summer day can spell trouble for pets; especially those left unattended in vehicles. “Every year, the news reports on pets that have... 

Homeless Coalition faces challenges in upcoming count

Point In Time Count
The Homeless Coalition held a meeting today and members say it looks like they may have a challenge ahead of them. The “point in time” count, the number of homeless in the area, is fast approaching and they say the tornado aftermath might make it difficult. “We’ve had a lot of people, as you know, that have become homeless just like that,” says Jennifer Plier, the... 

JPD Reminder: Hot temperatures means hot cars

JPD Reminder: Hot temperatures means hot cars
The heat is on in the Four-States and because triple digit temperatures can be very dangerous, local law enforcement reminds residents to never leave a child or pet inside of a hot car. They say when going to run and errand, no matter how long you are in the store, no one should stay inside of the car, even teenagers and adults can suffer from the heat. Officials say heat can cause Hyperthermia and... 
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