Courtesy Gregg Ewing.

Courtesy Gregg Ewing.

Large fireball captured on doorbell camera. Courtesy Mike Stokes.

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JOPLIN METRO AREA — A meteor or “fireball” blazed through the early morning sky over the region early Friday morning, January 20, 2023.

Reports to the American Meteor Society come from NE Oklahoma and SW Missouri indicate it occurred about 3:38 a.m.

Large fireball captured on doorbell camera

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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.