KOAM Morning News to Know 3-5

JOPLIN, Mo. – Fire crews in Joplin last night fight a house fire at 20th and South Jackson. No word on what caused the fire or if anyone was inside. South Jackson was shut down as crews worked to put out the fire.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Authorities say a confrontation between a father and son yesterday has sent the son to the hospital. Around 1:00pm, Newton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a home at 4285 Elm road just south of Joplin. According to officials, the father told deputies that his son entered his home upset, and the father shot his son in the abdomen. Authorities are not releasing the names of those involved at this time.

BOURBON COUNTY, Kan. – Bourbon County, Kansas has joined the list of counties using a very specific sort of newspaper. The Bourbon County Sheriff’s office has started sending information to “jailbirds” for publication. Jailbirds is a newspaper based in Cushing, Oklahoma that prints arrest records, details on registered sex offenders, and other related info. Cherokee, Crawford, Labette and Montgomery counties are also featured in the paper.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – The Newton County, Missouri Sheriff’s office is reaching out to people with misdemeanor warrants this month in hopes they’ll get things cleared up. They’re doing it by sending out letters in the mail and getting the word out that these letters from the sheriff’s office are not a scam. Some law enforcement agencies have thousands of outstanding misdemeanor warrants waiting to be taken care of.