News To Know: fatal crash, collector’s expo, and Heart Walk 2022

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BARTON COUNTY, Mo. — Just before 2:00 Sunday morning, reports of a crash along State Route V near NE 40th alerted Barton County E-911. A Barton County Deputy arrived first, locating the crash about 10 miles northwest of Lamar. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. Authorities reported a single vehicle crash with three occupants; the driver, Benjamin Harrington, 18, of Lamar was killed. Click here to read more about this story.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The annual Mercy American Heart Association Heart Walk kicked off on Saturday with Special guest: KOAM’s own Jordan Aubey as emcee. Officials say all money raised at the event help the American Heart Association fund critical research. If you’d like to read more about this story, click here.

NEOSHO, Mo. – The Neosho Art Council hosted a sidewalk chalk art contest to kick off Neosho’s fall festival. A variety of artists — young and mature — created beautiful sidewalk masterpieces. The contest encouraged the community to interact with local artists in action. Click here if you would like to read more about this year’s Neosho Fall Festival.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Collectors in the Joplin area gathered at Cecil Floyd Elementary on Saturday for the 2022 Joplin Collectors Expo. Officials say the expo featured Missouri Robot Fights, a cosplay contest, and more cool events. Plus vendors had plenty of collectibles including various cards, figurines and games. If you’d like to read more about Collector’s Expo 2022, click here.