Northeast Oklahoma A&M College is finishing work on several new buildings, just in time for the new school year.
It's the first day of school in Miami, and the year is off to a good start.
If you haven't checked the calendar today is an unlucky day for many people.
A fourstate college is doing away with the old to make way for the new.
Hundreds of middle school and high school students could be found on a local college campus today, putting their hard work in the classroom to the test.
The Miami Police Department releases the report on a home invasion that lead to the death of one of the suspects, while the homeowner tells us what happened, first hand.
A fire broke out today at a Miami home.
Week five of Friday night football brings the Action 12 Sports Department to their "game of the week" in Pittsburg as the Panthers take on the Rams. Check out KODE's High School Game Night, which aired live from Pittsburg. Part 3 includes highlights from Coffeyville, Columbus, Erie, Galena, Northeast Arma, Baxter Springs, Commerce, Afton, Bixby and Miami.
Week four of Friday night football brings the Action 12 Sports Department to their "game of the week" in Joplin as the Eagles take on the Camdenton Lakers. Check out KODE's High School Game Night, which aired live from Junge Stadium. Part 3 includes highlights from Girard, Galena, Riverton, Ft. Scott, Pittsburg, Miami, Grove, Commerce and Quapaw.
Week three of Friday night football brings the Action 12 Sports Department to their "game of the week" in Pittsburg as the Dragons take on Columbus. Check out KODE's High School Game Night, which aired live from Pitt high's football stadium. Part 3 includes highlights from Independence, Ft. Scott, Frontenac, Girard, Baxter Springs, Southeast, Northeast, Riverton, Jay and Miami.
Wardogs hit hard by graduation; plus new Arkansas QB ready for his debut vs Missouri State
A four state college receives national recognition for it's number of minority graduates.
During these road work months, the Missouri Department of Transportation wants to help you avoid traffic and road closures.
Many people witnessed first hand the May 10th tornado that tore across three states, taking with it lives and property. But there's only a few who captured the storm on their video cameras, giving the world a glimpse of the monster, and scientists a look at the storm's mechanics. Action 12's Dustin Lattimer brings us an eye-witness account from officer Mike Mullin, who grabbed his camera and headed towards the storm.
If you plan to search for secret shopping jobs on the internet, beware! As a secret shopper your job is to evaluate customer service and employee product knowledge at a particular store. But fraudulent companies are sending out information to those looking for legitimate secret shopping positions, promising big dividends if you wire them a large sum of money. Action 12's Dustin Lattimer continues his look into this scam which is growing in popularity and hitting the mailboxes of those around us.
If you're looking for a part time job, look out, you may become the victim of a scam! One fraud that's growing in numbers is fake secret shopping. You may inquire about becoming a secret shopper, only to receive a packet in the mail offering you a large sum of money, but requiring that you send most of it back. Action 12's Dustin Lattimer met several people who received these scams in the mail. Tonight, he takes action, showing you what to look for in a scam and what these fake companies have to say for themselves.
An Oklahoma man is arrested after traveling to Miami to meet with what he thought was a child under sixteen.
A large number of northeast Oklahoma residents are tired of an ongoing problem and they are now taking action. Nearly 400 flood victims in the Miami area have expressed interest in a filing a lawsuit. Plans are underway to file a class-action lawsuit against the Grand River dam authority for flood damages. In June and July of 2007 the Neosho River flooded a major portion of Miami. Dozens of homes and businesses were damaged resulting in millions of dollars in damage. A Topeka attorney will be filing the suit on behalf of the residents. The target date for the lawsuit is October 2008.
Members of one local community are doing their part to cut down on waste. The city of Miami Oklahoma is putting a three phase plan into action to cut down on solid waste. Phase one began in April. It allows residents to bring their yard waste in for recycling. City leaders say the next step is to open a recycling facility for plastic, aluminum, and paper goods. The city is in discussion with the Modoc tribe. The tribe runs the Red Cedar Recycling Center. The plans provide for the tribe to run the facility and the city would provide the building.
A Miami Police officer has been cleared of all charges in the death of a four state man.. Officer Jeffrey Friazer has also been re-instated to the police force. Fraizer shot Ivar Rupley 3 times on the night of June 21st.
With costs rising in nearly every corner of the economy, local city leaders have to tighten their budgets. Earlier this week, the Miami City Council approved the 2008-2009 budget. Interim city manager Tim Wilson says the city is financially sound but with costs on the rise the budget has to be kept in check. Wilson says the recent flooding and ice storm has also caused a budget strain. City officials have formulated a cost savings reduction plan for the upcoming fiscal year. It includes a new four day work week for city employees and not replacing city employees who leave.
Iris Zavala and her daughter, Estephanie Flores, were found at a bus stop in Chattanooga, Tennessee, waiting to head south to Miami, Florida where relatives live. As for the man traveling with them, police say he never boarded the bus, so now the search for him, begins.
The case of two missing foster kids out of California, has landed in northeast Oklahoma tonight. Around noon today, patrol units happened to glance over at the McDonalds in downtown Miami, and saw a vehicle that matched the description of one stolen in California.
It may be several months before the investigation into a weekend shooting is complete. A Miami police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a man was fatally shot on Saturday night. The shooting that took place in a Miami apartment, is being investigated by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. A Miami police officer fired three rounds at a suspect who allegedly threw a knife at him. The suspect died later that night at the Miami Baptist hospital. OSBI officials tell KSN the official investigation process may take several months.
A Miami police officer shoots an elderly man after he allegedly threw a knife at officers last night.
A shooting in a Northeast Oklahoma community leaves one man dead and an officer on administrative leave. Just before nine last night officers from the Miami Police Department were dispatched to a home at 312 C Street Southeast in Miami.
Breaking news out of Miami, Oklahoma tonight. A shooting leaves one victim in the hospital.
The stage is set for the resurrection of a marquee attraction along historic Route 66.
New homes outside of the flood plain are a godsend for one Four State community. The city of Miami Oklahoma broke ground on the first three homes this morning.
Last summers flood has prompted a northeast Oklahoma city to file a lawsuit. The city of Miami is filing a tort claim against the Grand River Dam authority. The suit seeks monetary damage to cover costs the city of Miami incurred during last summers flood. City leaders believe if the flood gates had been opened sooner the backwater effect wouldn't have been as severe. The city suffered two point seven million dollars in damage. Local businesses and homes were also damaged in the flood. Home and business owners will be eligible to file a claim. Larry Borek is the attorney representing the city. Borek will hold a public information meeting at 6 P.M. On Wednesday June 25th. The meeting will be held at the Miami Civic Center.
NGA Hooters Tour makes stop in Miami.
Flooding in one four state city is holding steady for now, but could escalate to a more serious situation. Miami Storm Water and Flood Plain Manager Julie Matthews says the Neosho river is holding steady. The city park and several roads are still under water from last week's rain. But Matthews says she is watching the situation very closely. She says the storm season is very similar to last year, raising concerns major flooding is not far away. But she reminds everyone just because the situation is similar doesn't mean they'll see the same situation as last July.
Dozens of city workers will soon have regular three day weekends. The city of Miami is going to a four day work week. Workers like the street department will work four ten hour days and have Monday or Friday off. The goal is to save money on fuel for the workers and the city. Most of the workers are looking forward to it, so they can save money at the gas pumps. The new work week will go into effect on June 30th. It's a pilot program that will last six months.
Jamie McMurray hopes to turn the corner this weekend at Michigan plus a look ahead at the Buffalo Run Casino Classic in Miami
The prosecution has rested its case in a four state murder trial. The state called the medical examiner to testify today in the Travis Steed case. Steed, of Seligman, Missouri, was charged in the death of 15-month old McKenna White. After hearing the statements the judge decided to send the jury home. Autopsy results showed that McKenna died of blunt trauma to the head. Steed and the baby's mom, Catherine White, were staying at the townsman motel in Miami. White had gone to McDonald County to pick up her other children while the baby stayed with steed. The trial will resume tomorrow morning.
BUFFALO RUN CASINO CLASSIC
Tournament Starts June 19
Peoria Ridge Golf Course
Emergency Management Directors in Northeast Oklahoma have their own policy for sounding the tornado sirens. They say just because Ottawa County is under a tornado warning doesn't mean they will sound the sirens. A team monitors the radar and the national weather service reports. They only sound the sirens when they feel Miami residents are in imminent danger from an approaching storm. Officials say they don't want to cause undo stress on their residents.
More than one in four drownings happen to people under the age of fourteen. As the summer kicks off pool safety is of the utmost importance for kids of all ages. Experts agree the number one thing parents can do is enroll their child in a swim lesson course. Many swimming pools across the area offer swimming lessons for kids. Experts recommend any child under the age of three wear a lifejacket or water wings. The Miami Oklahoma water park has up to fifteen American Red Cross certified life guards on duty at all times. Experts say it's a good idea to evaluate your child's swimming abilities. It's important to do this before sending them to the pool by themselves. Area pool managers say they try to have more than enough lifeguards on duty. Yet, it can still be hard to watch every child during the peak hours. Another tip for parents is to make sure you and your kids wear sunscreen. They also say you should never use a raft or other floatation device as a substitute for a lifejacket.
A former governor stops in the four states to discuss how to spur the local economy. Former Oklahoma governor George Nigh stopped in Miami today. He was part of the chamber's first ever business connection luncheon. Nigh was in charge of economic development when he served as Oklahoma’s Lieutenant governor for sixteen years. Today's event allowed local business leaders get together and discuss the economic future of Miami. Chamber officials say they hope this is a step in the right direction to spur development in the city. City leaders plan to continue holding similar meetings every month.
The Federal Aviation Administration has released a preliminary report into a plane crash two weeks ago that claimed the life of a Miami man. On April 28th, a plane crashed on I-44 near the Miami exit claiming the life of the pilot, Clair Tromsness. The FAA report states the turbine legend prop airplane was destroyed by post impact fire when it collided with a concrete barrier on I-44. Eye witnesses reported seeing the plane spiraling several times as it descended to the ground. FAA investigators say most of the plane was destroyed by fire, including the instrument panel, avionics and radios. Tromsness held a private pilot certificate as of last November, he had reported 3 thousand 12 flight hours.
One local high school group is working to raise money for a new facility. The cheerleaders and dance team at Miami High School are raising money for a new state of the art facility. The groups say they desperately need a better place to practice. The girls are currently practicing in the cafeteria and in the gym but only when it's available. Frazier says the building will have another function that will help the entire community. The facility can be used as a disaster relief shelter. The groups have to raise one hundred thousand dollars to make their dream a reality. For more information on how you can contribute call 918-542-4421.
City leaders in northeast Oklahoma continue their discussions about economic developments and downtown revitalization. Officials in Miami, Oklahoma are still working on their downtown revitalization plans. Some items in the proposed plan include antique streetlights, landscaping as well as a pocket park adjacent to the Coleman theater. The one point two million dollar plan has stalled out due to the recent ice storms and flooding. The revitalization plans will be from Steve Owens boulevard to fourth avenue north. Brassfield says the plans could also include some tiff agreements to help promote the economic development.
A local American Idol comes home for a concert and is bringing some friends. Asia'h Epperson will be performing at an upcoming Buffalo Run Casino concert. The show is called "The National Idols on our Way Tour. " Asia'h will be joined by six other American Idol contestants. Asia’h says she's excited to perform in her hometown. "Oh yeah that's more rewarding than being on the show. Cause you, as an artist you have certain things that you want to fulfill. One for me is being able to see little kids come up to me and say oh I want to be a singer now. You inspired me to do this or whatever " The concert will be held on Saturday May 10th at 8 pm at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami. Tickets are $20 dollars. If you would like to learn more you can call the casino at 918-542-7140.
A small aircraft goes down near a busy northeast Oklahoma turnpike. The plane went down just after two o'clock this afternoon on the Will Rogers turnpike in Miami.
This is the second tragic plane crash in the area in less than two weeks. It was an unbelievable site for eyewitnesses who were driving in the area when the small plane crashed in the middle of I-44 near the Miami Oklahoma toll booth.
At around 2 o'clock this afternoon a small plane crashed on I-44 blocking traffic for miles in both directions. Even though traffic was at a standstill it was re-routed through Miami on a pre-planned emergency route setup by the Oklahoma highway patrol. One eyewitness said she was driving toward the location as the plane hit.