News to Know (9/30/21)

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

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – Six people are injured from a crash on Missouri Hwy 171 near Asbury. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, a work truck was west bound on Base Line Boulevard Wednesday afternoon when it failed to stop at Highway 171. It then crashed into the side of an SUV that was southbound on the highway. Both vehicles went off the road into a nearby field. The work truck then caught fire. A medical helicopter took one of the injured people to the hospital. METS, Carl Junction Fire, the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Jasper County Sheriff’s office all responded to the crash. There’s no word on the condition of any of those injured. Serious crash sends 6 to the hospital

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin and Crawford County Health Departments both report more covid-19 deaths. In Joplin two more people died with covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the city to 173. The patients were an 82-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man. Joplin Health Department reports new covid-related deaths

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mo. – Six more people in Crawford County have died with the virus since last week. That brings the total number of covid deaths in Crawford County to 113.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – Webb City is celebrating homecoming this week. Yesterday, folks gathered along main street for a parade. The night culminated with a bonfire at a field near the middle school and lots of food trucks and fun for the family. Webb City businesses “paint the town red” for homecoming

JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri Southern Wednesday hosted a regional college fair. It was a chance for high school students to get information about area colleges as they decide where to attend. More than 30 colleges and universtities attended including Kansas University, Missouri Univeristy and Missouri State. MSSU hosts regional college fair to help families, students

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Affordable Childcare. As families across the country struggle to make ends meet, many working mothers struggle to figure out the balance between work and childcare…and dealing with the cost of childcare. Do you think mothers/fathers should stay home and care for the kids or work and try to find some form of childcare? Join the discussion below and weigh in on our KOAM InstaPoll @