Bonnie Gooch, 78, courtesy Pleasant Hill Police Dept, Cass County Jail, April 5, 2023.

Bonnie Gooch, 78, courtesy Pleasant Hill Police Dept, Cass County Jail, April 5, 2023.

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — A 78-year-old woman with two past bank robbery convictions faces new charges after investigators say she handed a teller a note, “I didn’t mean to scare you” during a recent bank robbery.

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Shannon Becker was born and raised in Joplin and began in radio before graduating from Joplin Senior High in 1990. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Missouri Southern State University (1994). Before launching Joplin News First in 2017, he worked in television and radio, overlapping a career in the music industry. He worked with major music artists for 20 years, garnering gold and platinum records to his credit. He comes to KOAM 7 News Now-CBS/FOX (Morgan-Murphy Media) with more than 30 years in media and entertainment. He previously worked for KOAM. He has five children and two grandchildren.