News to Know (11/25/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

JOPLIN, Mo. – It’s a lot more than a pot-hole. A large sink hole has forced authorities to close Junge Boulevard between Central City and Black Cat Road in Joplin. The Joplin Special Road District believes a mineshaft might have opened beneath the road. Crews are working to fill it.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – The roundabout at Highway 171, 96 and Route YY near Carl Junction is now open for traffic, mostly. Jasper County Route YY is open only in the eastbound direction. According to MODOT, they will open that area fully at a later date.
Drivers could still encounter periodic lane closures as crews wrap up minor work and clean up.

JOPLIN, Mo. – This year’s Salvation Army Thanksgiving Day dinner in Joplin is expected to be at capacity. Around 400 meals will be delivered. Salvation Army workers say donations for this year’s dinner have been good.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Many folks may already be cooking for today’s Thanksgiving dinner, and the Pittsburg Fire Department wants to make sure people know what to do in case of an emergency. Fire Chief Dennis Reilly says the department usually sees emergencies around Thanksgiving. They often have to do with attempting to fry a turkey, and he say’s it’s important to call 911 as soon as you see a fire.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: NASA launched a rocket yesterday as part of its DART mission. The goal… to hit an asteroid in about 10 months and divert its debris field. This morning we are asking if you could go anywhere in space, where would it be? Would you stay within the galaxy, travel past the Milky Way, visit a fictional planet or galaxy, or would you rather keep your feet planted right here on planet Earth? Join our KOAM Facebook discussion below and cast your vote @ koamnewsnow.com/vote.