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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-21-17 - KOAM TV 7

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-21-17

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  • OPIOID DEATHS

A new report shows the number of opioid deaths in Missouri this year could exceed traffic fatalities for the first time ever.  There have been 591 traffic deaths in the Show Me State, compared to 733 opioid deaths.  The numbers come from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  And now some local emergency workers and the newton county coroner believe the epidemic is making its way into extreme Southwest Missouri.

  • MCDONALD COUNTY JAIL

The nearly $2 million dollar McDonald County jail reconstruction project is falling behind schedule.  The project consists of remodeling the old facility as well as adding new living quarters, which will nearly double the jail's capacity.  The county says one reason it’s behind schedule is the limited number of suppliers that can sell furniture that meets the jail's durability standards.

  • AT&T VS FEDS

AT&T says it plans to win a legal battle with the federal government.  On Monday, the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit to block the company's planned merger with Time Warner, saying the deal hurt competition and consumers.  Some critics believe the DOJ's lawsuit is an effort by the Trump administration to harm CNN which is owned by Time Warner.

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