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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-16-17

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  • JASPER COUNTY BUDGET

The Jasper County Auditor proposes a $17.9 million dollar budget.  The Sheriff’s Department would get an extra $200 thousand more to buy ten new vehicles, body cameras for 40 officers, and give staff a 2% raise to keep salaries competitive.  The budget is based on $16.6 million dollars in projected revenues.

  • OKLAHOMA BUDGET

The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed its latest version of a bill intended to close a $215 million dollar budget gap.  A portion would be filled by using several sources of one-time money, including savings accounts.  The rest would be made up of cuts of about 2.5% to most agencies to make up for expected revenue lost from an unconstitutional cigarette tax passed in May.  The Senate is expected to vote on the bill today.

  • ROY MOORE ALLEGATIONS

Roy Moore's legal team is pushing back against one of the women accusing the Alabama Senate candidate of sexual assault.  On Wednesday, Moore's attorney demanded Beverly Young Nelson release the high school yearbook she claims Moore signed decades ago, so that a handwriting expert can review its authenticity.  In response...Nelson's attorney is calling on Moore to testify before congress about the allegations against him.

  • DA VINCI PAINTING

And, a rare Leonardo Da Vinci has smashed auction records!  The painting, entitled "Savior of the World," sold at Christie's Auction House on Wednesday for a whopping $450 million dollars.  It's one of only a few Da Vinci works that still exist.

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  • Missing Person: Joplin Police Ask for Public's Help

    Missing Person: Joplin Police Ask for Public's Help

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:08 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:08:25 GMT
    Missing: Sarah Burton of Joplin, MOMissing: Sarah Burton of Joplin, MO
    Missing: Sarah Burton of Joplin, MOMissing: Sarah Burton of Joplin, MO
    The Joplin Police Department asks for the public's help in finding 28-year-old Sarah E. Burton of Joplin. She was last seen walking in the area of 10th and Rex on July 16th, 2018 and reported missing to JPD on July 20th, 2018. Burton is described as 5"07, 160 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes. Detectives have interviewed several people and followed up on leads in Joplin, Jasper County, Newton County, Oklahoma and Kansas in this case. Authorities say there are no known v...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department asks for the public's help in finding 28-year-old Sarah E. Burton of Joplin. She was last seen walking in the area of 10th and Rex on July 16th, 2018 and reported missing to JPD on July 20th, 2018. Burton is described as 5"07, 160 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes. Detectives have interviewed several people and followed up on leads in Joplin, Jasper County, Newton County, Oklahoma and Kansas in this case. Authorities say there are no known v...More >>
  • Body Found in Nevada, MO Motel Room

    Body Found in Nevada, MO Motel Room

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-08-16 16:53:37 GMT

    The Nevada Police Department received a call on August 15th, 2018 about a deceased woman in a motel room. According to Lt. Steve Basto, it appeared she had been dead for some time, however, authorities are waiting on autopsy results to determine how long. Lt. Basto says they do not suspect foul play at this time. A detective is investigating which is standard procedure with any death, suspicious or not. Police would not confirm what motel she was found in and have not released...

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    The Nevada Police Department received a call on August 15th, 2018 about a deceased woman in a motel room. According to Lt. Steve Basto, it appeared she had been dead for some time, however, authorities are waiting on autopsy results to determine how long. Lt. Basto says they do not suspect foul play at this time. A detective is investigating which is standard procedure with any death, suspicious or not. Police would not confirm what motel she was found in and have not released...

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  • City Council Fires Humboldt, KS Police Chief

    City Council Fires Humboldt, KS Police Chief

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-08-16 15:36:24 GMT
    Brian DillowBrian Dillow
    Brian DillowBrian Dillow
    The Humboldt City Council votes 6-0 to terminate Brian Dillow as police chief. Dillow was arrested on June 27th, 2018 after deputies were called to his home in Humboldt for a suspected domestic dispute. The Allen County Attorney's Office passed the case to Coffey County Attorney Christopher B. Phelan to avoid a possible conflict of interest. Phelan's office filed four misdemeanor charges against Dillow: domestic battery, battery and two counts of criminal damage....More >>
    The Humboldt City Council votes 6-0 to terminate Brian Dillow as police chief. Dillow was arrested on June 27th, 2018 after deputies were called to his home in Humboldt for a suspected domestic dispute. The Allen County Attorney's Office passed the case to Coffey County Attorney Christopher B. Phelan to avoid a possible conflict of interest. Phelan's office filed four misdemeanor charges against Dillow: domestic battery, battery and two counts of criminal damage....More >>
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