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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-23-17 - KOAM TV 7

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-23-17

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  • CONGRESSMAN APOLOGY
    • Texas Congressman Joe Barton has apologized for a lewd photo of him that's circulating on the Internet. The Washington Post is reporting the 68-year-old Republican told a woman to whom he sent sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life.  The photo was published Tuesday by an Anonymous Twitter account.
  • PARADE SECURITY
    • Security will be heightened at New York's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the wake of last month's terror attack that killed eight people.  Thousands more officers will be on patrol and entrances to the parade route will be barricaded off.  Yesterday, for the first time ever, the balloons were blown up during the daylight hours and visitors who wanted to see them ahead of time had to wait to get their bags checked by police.
  • BLACK FRIDAY SAFETY
    • Many Black Friday sales get started tonight.  Emergency responders are hitting the road to keep you safe.  Joplin police are expected to ramp up patrols along the business corridors -- especially range line.
  • SAFE ARRIVAL
    • Law enforcement agencies across Kansas are increasing patrols this thanksgiving season.  It's part of the Kansas Department of Transportations "Thanksgiving Safe Arrival" campaign.  KDOT is underwriting overtime costs to put more officers on the road.  The Kansas Highway Patrol, the Cherokee County Sheriff's office, and the Galena police department are all participating.
  • THANKSGIVING TRAVEL
    • And you're in luck if you're still planning to travel for Thanksgiving. Triple-A says the best time leaveif you haven't yetis early today.  Millions of Americans have already arrived at their Turkey Day destinations. The holiday rush clogged many major interstates and highways both Tuesday and Wednesday.
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  • Pittsburg City Officials Set Budget that Includes Pay Raises

    Pittsburg City Officials Set Budget that Includes Pay Raises

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:49:16 GMT

    Pittsburg City commissioners Tuesday night unanimously approved the 2019 budget.     

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    Pittsburg City commissioners Tuesday night unanimously approved the 2019 budget.     

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  • Kansas Governor Concedes Defeat in GOP Race for Nomination

    Kansas Governor Concedes Defeat in GOP Race for Nomination

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:14:31 GMT

    The state of Kansas now has a Republican nominee for Governor. What has been a roller coaster primary between Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Colyer announced today he is conceding defeat and is endorsing Kobach. Kobach will face the Democratic nominee Laura Kelly.  Governor Colyer was elevated from his position after former Kansas Governor Sam Brownback took an ambassador's position. 

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    The state of Kansas now has a Republican nominee for Governor. What has been a roller coaster primary between Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Colyer announced today he is conceding defeat and is endorsing Kobach. Kobach will face the Democratic nominee Laura Kelly.  Governor Colyer was elevated from his position after former Kansas Governor Sam Brownback took an ambassador's position. 

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  • A Missouri Man is Indicted for Bomb Threat at VA Clinic

    A Missouri Man is Indicted for Bomb Threat at VA Clinic

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:50:03 GMT
    A Springfield man was indicted by a federal grand jury today (Aug 14, 2018) for making a bomb threat at a Veterans Affairs Clinic. 48-year-old Richard Leslie Turner III allegedly threatened to blow up the Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at 600 N. Main Street in Mount Vernon, Missouri. According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, Turner arrived at the clinic on July 13th, 2018, for an appointment but was told the appointment had be...More >>
    A Springfield man was indicted by a federal grand jury today (Aug 14, 2018) for making a bomb threat at a Veterans Affairs Clinic. 48-year-old Richard Leslie Turner III allegedly threatened to blow up the Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at 600 N. Main Street in Mount Vernon, Missouri. According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, Turner arrived at the clinic on July 13th, 2018, for an appointment but was told the appointment had be...More >>
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