KOAM Morning News to Know 6-25

BOURBON COUNTY, Kan. – The U.S. 69 expansion in Bourbon County, Kansas is officially complete. Officials celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Construction on the expansion began in the spring of 2017. The project expanded six miles of the highway to a four-lane upgradable expressway from south of Fort Scott to the Bourbon-Crawford county line.

ANDERSON, Mo. – An Anderson woman goes missing and search efforts prove unsuccessful, so far. Officials are looking for a middle-aged woman, swept away with her home around 8:00am Sunday morning on the corner of Wallain circle and Jon road. Waters quickly rose, sweeping the house off its foundation into Beaver Branch. Four others were in the home, all successfully rescued. Authorities will not release the woman’s name until she is found.

MONETT, Mo. – Video out of Monett, Missouri shows the moment a couple of boys were rescued from Kelly Creek. The Monett Fire Chief tells us the two are cousins. Authorities say the youngest was looking at the water when he fell in. The older cousin, a teenager, jumped in to save him. Authorities say the rescue took about 20 minutes. The youngest boy was treated by EMTs at the scene.

NEOSHO, Mo. – The flood in Neosho has receded in some areas, but it has affected local businesses and cleaning efforts are in full effect. Owner Brenda Coleman of Back in Thyme Gardens said it was like a river going through their gardens. It washed away many of their plants and pathways. Coleman says it set them back quite a bit and they expect to be cleaning and restoring what was damaged for the rest of the summer. City officials are continuously assessing damages to see how many other businesses have been damaged.

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