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I grew up in Haskell, Oklahoma and studied communication at Rogers State University. I relocated to Joplin, Missouri to join the KOAM News Team in 2017-ish. Since then I have worked my way up from weekend photographer to Chief Photographer and Chief Remote Pilot in Command. (Check out SkyView drone footage on the free KOAM+ streaming app!)
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NEOSHO, Mo. — The Neosho Elementary school hosted a Thanksgiving Parade. Third and fourth graders teamed up to make the parade happen. Third graders made balloons and fourth graders made the floats. Then both classes got to dole out candy to the younger kiddos. COPYRIGHT 2022 BY KOAM NEWS NOW. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST,…

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DIAMOND, Mo. — Diamond Elementary students got a lesson on fire safety. Friday was  Fire Prevention Day for Diamond Elementary. The school tested its fire alarms and students practiced evacuating in a safe, orderly fashion. It was also a chance for the firefighters with the Diamond Area Fire Protection District to get some rescue training. As part of the drill,…

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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Some local artists got together for a good cause. They spent time in the ceramics studio in Pitt State’s Porter Hall making bowls that will be used in the Artists Against Hunger event later this Fall. The event will be similar to the Empty Bowls events hosted in the area, where people can buy the handcrafted bowls…

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Governor of Missouri Mike Parson speaks about employers COVID vaccination requirement. Some employers are asking employees to be vaccinated before returning to work.  And the Governor discussed travel vaccine requirements.

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JOPLIN, Mo. — If you are in the mood for some spooky children’s toys. The Joplin history and mineral museum has you covered. They have gathered a collection of creepy dolls and they want your help to determine the creepiest among them. On the museum’s facebook page they are posting pictures of dolls along with what makes so disturbing. They…

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