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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-17-17

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  • BOURBON COUNTY ATTORNEY

Bourbon County, Kansas will soon have a new county attorney.  The current attorney, Justin Meeks, is resigning from the position.  He currently is both county attorney and counselor.  He plans to stay on as county counselor, and is looking for a pay raise for the position.  He says taking on the two jobs has been too much.

  • BIKE-PED MEETING

The city of Joplin joins with Webb City and Carl Junction to develop a unified bike and pedestrian trail plan for the area.  Members of the community provided input in august which was brought in to last night's meeting.  A consulting firm is working with the communities to ensure consistency from trail to trail and to help solve area-wide issues.

  • TESLA BIG RIGS

Tesla is going big rig, unveiling its new electric semi tractor-trailer.  CEO Elon Musk says the ultimate goal is to usher in sustainable transportation.  Government statistics show trucks account for nearly one quarter of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in the country.

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  • Fish Kill at Gunn Park/Fern Lake Caused by Environmental Factors

    Fish Kill at Gunn Park/Fern Lake Caused by Environmental Factors

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-08-15 18:33:00 GMT
    Courtesy: Brad DuvallCourtesy: Brad Duvall
    Courtesy: Brad DuvallCourtesy: Brad Duvall

    The Fort Scott, Kansas Police Department says a series of events lead to a fish kill at Gunn Park/Fern Lake. Authorities say hot water temperatures, cloudy windless days, low water levels and an expanding green algae bloom that peaked and crashed were all factors. It created the "perfect storm" or aquatic conditions that depleted and decreased the oxygen level to a point where the aquatic system would not support life.

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    The Fort Scott, Kansas Police Department says a series of events lead to a fish kill at Gunn Park/Fern Lake. Authorities say hot water temperatures, cloudy windless days, low water levels and an expanding green algae bloom that peaked and crashed were all factors. It created the "perfect storm" or aquatic conditions that depleted and decreased the oxygen level to a point where the aquatic system would not support life.

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  • Families Respond: No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    Families Respond: No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-08-15 18:07:31 GMT
    Mr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the rightMr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the right

    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

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    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

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  • KS Storms: 2 Killed in Floodwater, Tornado Confirmed

    KS Storms: 2 Killed in Floodwater, Tornado Confirmed

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-08-15 20:20:02 GMT

    Tuesday evening, August 14th, 2018, authorities say two Montgomery County , Kansas men were killed when their vehicle was swept off CR 2950 road south of CR 5400 during heavy rainfall. The men were identified as 72-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Sr. and 39-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Jr. of rural Elk City. Montgomery County Sheriff Deputies responded to multiple calls of stranded motorists during the heavy rain. Authorities say in some cases rural firefighters and deputies were goin...

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    Tuesday evening, August 14th, 2018, authorities say two Montgomery County , Kansas men were killed when their vehicle was swept off CR 2950 road south of CR 5400 during heavy rainfall. The men were identified as 72-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Sr. and 39-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Jr. of rural Elk City. Montgomery County Sheriff Deputies responded to multiple calls of stranded motorists during the heavy rain. Authorities say in some cases rural firefighters and deputies were goin...

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