Police: Suspect test drives sports bikes and doesn’t return

NEOSHO, Mo. – Neosho police are looking for a suspect who allegedly test drives sports bikes and never returns.

Authorities allege 21-year-old Dregon W. Charlton of stealing numerous sports bikes in recent weeks. The Neosho Police Department says he meets with a seller of the bike and asks to test drive it. He takes the bike and never returns.

If you have information about Charlton, police ask that you call Detective Cook at the Neosho Police Department at 417-451-8012. The Police Department states all information will be kept confidential.

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Battle of Carthage talks reenactment


CARTHAGE, Mo. — Come one…Come all back to the 1860s! Battle of Carthage stops by the studio to talk about their reenactment event happening this weekend. Want to attend? Here are all the details you need:

  • When: May 21st & May 22nd
  • Where: 11838 Civil War Road, Carthage, MO.
  • For more information go to their website.


They’ll have multiple events going on including a ball, a Sunday church service, and a tea party! There will also be food trucks at the event as well.

Tarzan Zerbini’s Circus talks upcoming performances

Webb City, MO — Tarzan Zerbini’s Circus comes into town as their final performances approach. Located at the Old Atwoods location at 1899 S Madison St in Webb City it’s a fun event you cannot miss. Starting March 17th and running through the 20th there’s a performance for everyone to see.  The circus features elephants, horses, flying trapeze artists, jugglers, unicycles, lasermen, acrobats, aerialists, clowns, and a motorcycle stunt team.


Tickets prices are as followed:

  • $25 – General Admission
  • $35 – Premium VIP
  • $45 – VIP Ringside

If you use promo code “popcorn” online or at the door you’ll get $10 off. So come one, come all to the circus, and lose yourself in a marvelous performance that you won’t forget! More information can be found at their site or by phone at 888-892-1980.



Other events going on this weekend:

Neosho’s Chamber of Commerce hosts a business expo



Neosho’s Chamber of Commerce hosts a business expo


Neosho, MO — Neosho’s Chamber of Commerce hosts the SHO-Me Business Expo. Lauri Lyerla the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce stopped by telling us more about it.

The Expo is Hollywood-themed this year and features the stars of the 4-states. The expo will be held on March 18th from 6 to 8pm and on the 19th from 10am to 2 pm.  Held at the Neosho Junior High (which is located at 14646 Kodiak Road in Neosho). Admission is $4.

How To Live Well In Just Eight Easy Steps

Lindsey Stevenson from the Missouri Extension Office talks to Michael Hayslip about how to live well in just eight simple points. Those points are:

  • Mental
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual
  • Financial
  • Occupational
  • Environmental
  • Intellectual

She encourages people to start small and manageable and work their way into a full and regular practice. Remember to make time for practice every day!

Lindsay Stevenson can be reached at the following phone number for more information: 417-682-3579

Prepare with KOAM: Resources and more for severe weather

Severe weather comes all year long. To help you stay safe, here are several resources for the 4-States area. Weather officials suggest everyone be aware and be prepared for storm systems ahead of time. Make a plan and know what to do when the time comes.


  • KOAM Closings
  • Submit Closings
    • To sign up to submit closings:
      • Call KOAM at 417-624-0233 or 620-231-0400 OR email frontdesk@koamnewsnow.com
        • A front desk clerk can walk you through requirements and help you sign up Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
    • Each year, it’s recommended that you test your closings login before winter weather hits. This way, you can call KOAM to help solve any issues.
    • After hours: If you have not signed up to be a part of the closing system, you can post your closing to our Facebook page’s community post section.






4-State Area Social Media Accounts to Watch

Several law enforcement agencies in the 4-State area will post updates during severe weather on their social media pages.

You can also find updates from Department of Transportation agencies on social media.

YouTube pulls Senate candidate ad over election fraud claim

MISSOURI – A week after Republican Missouri congressman Billy Long released a Senate campaign ad claiming the 2020 presidential election was rigged, YouTube has removed the ad for violating its guidelines.

Long responded late Thursday by accusing YouTube and other tech companies of censoring conservative candidates and public figures.

YouTube spokeswoman Ivy Choi says the website prohibits “content uploaded after official election results were certified advancing false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.”

Long is the latest Republican to do battle with YouTube.

Missouri Representatives show their support during a Memorial Rally for Life

LAMAR, Mo. — Missouri Representatives were in Lamar this afternoon to remember babies lost to abortion.

Today was the 2022 Memorial Rally for Life at First Baptist Church in Lamar.

The Barton County Right to Life and Lamar Ministerial Alliance hosted the event for the anniversary of Roe V. Wade.

State Representative Ann Kelley, State Senator Rick Brattin, and the Missouri Right to Life President Steve Rupp spoke during Sunday’s event.

According to the Missouri Right to Life 65,000,000 children were killed during the past 49 years abortion was legalized.

“We have gone from a high of over 21,000 abortions in one year to 167 abortions last year. So we are getting very close to being abortion free, but that’s just in Missouri. We want to win the hearts of everybody in this country to the the sanctity of life. The numbers are trending down and they’re trending down a lot of it is because of our work and ultrasounds,” said Steve Rupp, President of Missouri Right to Life.

“Life is precious and its to be protected. It’s an intrinsic right that we all have and its inherent for us to do so and protect that,” said Rick Brattin, State Senator for the 31st district.

Those in attendance donated items to the nonprofit Katie’s House which is being built.

The pregnancy and family resource center will help expectant mothers by offering classes, mentoring, workshops and ultrasounds.

Recovery efforts underway after deadly tornado outbreak

MAYFIELD, Ky. — Search and rescue efforts are underway in several states after a deadly outbreak of tornadoes Friday night.

The Governor of Kentucky says at least 50 people were killed.

Eight people are confirmed dead at a Kentucky candle factory that was destroyed and eight others are still missing.

Kentucky is now in an immediate federal state of emergency.

300 National Guard members are activated and searching through rubble for survivors.

Illinois authorities are using the word “catastrophic” to describe the destruction at the Amazon Warehouse in Edwardsville.

Six amazon employees died when the facility collapsed after an EF3 tornado tore through the distribution center.

Authorities have given up hope of finding more survivors in the rubble and have shifted to recovery efforts.

Amazon made a $1 million donation to the “Edwardsville Community Foundation” to help the area get back on its feet.

Sunday morning Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited St. Charles to get a first hand look at the destruction.

Friday night’s deadly tornado tore through a three mile stretch leveling homes and flipping vehicles.

This morning President Biden spoke to the Governor’s of the five states that were impacted by Friday’s deadly tornadoes vowing to help in any way.

Tornadoes tear through several states

More than 70 people are feared dead after more than 22 tornadoes tore through five states.

Kentucky was hit the hardest Friday night.

The Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says a large tornado may have killed at least 70 people.

The Governor says the damage spans for more than 200 miles hitting ten or more counties in the state.

Saturday the Governor declared a state of emergency in multiple western Kentucky counties.

Search and rescue teams spent the day combing through rubble looking for survivors.

In Illinois at least six people were killed at an Amazon Delivery Facility Friday night.

The facility collapsed after a suspected tornado hit the building trapping multiple people inside.

Authorities spent the day searching the debris for survivors.

Crews are still working to get a count of how many people were inside the warehouse before it collapsed.

In Arkansas two people were killed from last night’s tornadoes.

One tornado hit the “Monette Manor Nursing Home” killing one and trapping 20 people inside the collapsed building.

Tornadoes moved through St. Louis killing at least two people.

In rural Saint Charles County one person died and two were injured when buildings collapsed.

Today the National Weather Service sent teams to survey damage in St. Louis and Saint Charles county.

Sunday Governor Mike Parson’s will tour the storm damage.

In Tennessee three storm related deaths were reported.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has activated a level three state of emergency.

Downed trees and power lines were reported in several counties.