Zachary Dodge

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Zachary Dodge | Reporter

Zach started at KOAM as a news assistant in December 2015. He quickly moved into a photographer position, where he covered news around the four states for 2 years. He then moved into a reporter position in May of 2018. Zach is a Missouri native, calling La Russell his hometown. He looks forward to continuing to provide coverage in the four states.


Carl Junction residents to vote on use tax for third time in April

Question was rejected in 2018 and 2019

100 year old Chiefs fan goes to AFC championship game, courtesy of the Chiefs

Chiefs fan gets tickets to second game from Kansas City Chiefs

Cherryvale alumni speak out against new student fund

Former students say they weren't told fund would be used from their account

Missouri lawmakers push bill to repeal motorcycle helmet law

MoDOT official says it could lead to more fatalities

Rep. Ben Baker files library oversight bill to keep sexual material away from minors

Missouri lawmaker says he wants to keep "age-inappropriate sexual content" at libraries away from minors

Federal agency get involved in search for missing Welch girls

New cameras and underwater drone being used to search mine shafts

Ottawa County residents push leadership for answers, transparency, about sheriff's office budget

Dozens of residents voice concerns at county commission meeting

Vapers: New FDA guidelines will impact access to adult users

FDA publishes new flavored vaping guidelines

New Missouri minimum wage impacting non-profits

Non-profits say increases having adverse effects.

Ottawa County Sheriff encourages residents to voice concerns after he says he was told to cut staff

County commissioner says they didn't say to cut staff

Food no longer being sent to Southwest City senior center

County to hold Ottawa County Sheriff personally responsible for budget overages

Sheriff says recent alleged overages aren't accurate

Grandmother found living in unsanitary conditions in Joplin senior care facility

Granddaughter says clogged toilet overflows at Spring River

Residents in Girard, Kansas boil and buy water as city works on maintenance

Residents say water tastes, smells unpleasant

Ribbon cutting celebrates progress at Jasper County Juvenile Center

Jasper County Juvenile Center set to open in April