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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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  • Joplin Takes Pilot Program Which May Add Low Income Housing Options

    Joplin Takes Pilot Program Which May Add Low Income Housing Options

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-18 03:05:16 GMT
    Although they may be seemingly empty inside, a vacant house could be a family's new dream. "It is allowed under the Abandoned Housing Act of Missouri. It's a state bill, it authorizes non-profits to file with the circuit court to acquire properties. These properties must be abandoned as defined by state statute" says the City of Joplin's Community Development Planner, Thomas Walters. Which he explains as the home being vacant for a minimum of six months and the homeowne...More >>
    Although they may be seemingly empty inside, a vacant house could be a family's new dream. "It is allowed under the Abandoned Housing Act of Missouri. It's a state bill, it authorizes non-profits to file with the circuit court to acquire properties. These properties must be abandoned as defined by state statute" says the City of Joplin's Community Development Planner, Thomas Walters. Which he explains as the home being vacant for a minimum of six months and the homeowne...More >>
  • Much Needed Daycare Will Disappear with Sale of Webb City Y

    Much Needed Daycare Will Disappear with Sale of Webb City Y

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:30 PM EST2018-01-18 00:30:20 GMT

      The Joplin Family YMCA is selling its Heritage Youth Development Center to the Webb City school district.  That will eliminate a much-needed daycare program. It's a good property buy for district but is leaving some parents at a loss. 

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      The Joplin Family YMCA is selling its Heritage Youth Development Center to the Webb City school district.  That will eliminate a much-needed daycare program. It's a good property buy for district but is leaving some parents at a loss. 

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  • Joplin Puppy Healing after Frostbite Tragedy

    Joplin Puppy Healing after Frostbite Tragedy

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:57 PM EST2018-01-17 01:57:16 GMT

    Meet Defender. He's one heck of a fighter, and even though he just lost a leg to frost bite, that isn't keeping his spirits down.

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    Meet Defender. He's one heck of a fighter, and even though he just lost a leg to frost bite, that isn't keeping his spirits down.

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