News to know: Police investigating Joplin shooting, August voter to decide property tax issue and ongoing renovations at PCMS

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JOPLIN, Mo. – One man is dead and another is in the hospital after a shooting in Joplin. Police say the shooting happened after 6 p.m. Monday night around the intersection of 5th and South Connor. Witnesses say numerous shots were fired. Authorities are not releasing any names or information about a possible suspect. Click here to follow the latest details on this case.

JOPLIN, Mo. — On Monday, the Joplin City Council approved a plan to add a property tax question to the August ballot. The property tax would be at a rate of one dollar per hundred dollars of property assessment. He would pay salary and funding increases for the Joplin Police and Fire Department, which were also agreed to last night.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – A recently released grand jury report is highly critical of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and the state’s Pardons and Parole Board. The report says the parole board was so focused on releasing inmates that it took shortcuts and ignored internal processes, which ultimately led to the release of an inmate later accused of killing three people. The panel also criticized Governor Stitt for the way he appointed council members. A spokesperson for Governor Stitt called the grand jury process a “deception.”

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Construction begins at Pittsburg Community Middle School. The work is part of the bond project adopted by voters in January. School officials held an event to celebrate the start of construction. As part of the project, all four floors of the middle school will be renovated. This includes adding a modern science lab, adding an ADA-compliant elevator, and renovating the school auditorium.

SOMETHING TO TALK: Investigators are reviewing evidence related to the man accused of shooting and killing ten people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Authorities say he was a racist. This morning we ask if white nationalism is a national threat? Join our KOAM Facebook discussion and vote on our KOAM InstaPoll @

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