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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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  • LaTurner Files for Full 4 Year Term

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:24:31 GMT
    Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has filed for a full four year term. LaTurner, the youngest statewide official in the nation at 30-years-old, says it has been is honor to serve Kansans in the position for the past year. LaTurner says "I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.” In a press release LaTurner representatives say the Treasurer has returned $24.6 million in unclaimed property, and was instrumental in rolling out...More >>
    Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has filed for a full four year term. LaTurner, the youngest statewide official in the nation at 30-years-old, says it has been is honor to serve Kansans in the position for the past year. LaTurner says "I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.” In a press release LaTurner representatives say the Treasurer has returned $24.6 million in unclaimed property, and was instrumental in rolling out...More >>
  • Crews Battle Vehicle Fire On Highway 69

    Crews Battle Vehicle Fire On Highway 69

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:18:29 GMT
    The Cherokee Township, Weir, and Galena Fire Departments fought a vehicle fire today (May 25) around 7:30 p.m. on Highway 69 near Highway 103. According to authorities a truck was heading south on 69 Highway when the vehicle started smoking. The truck was then completely engulfed by flames. The driver managed to escape the vehicle without any serious injury. Crews had the fire put out by 8:00 p.m. No word yet on what caused the truck to catch on fire.More >>
    The Cherokee Township, Weir, and Galena Fire Departments fought a vehicle fire today (May 25) around 7:30 p.m. on Highway 69 near Highway 103. According to authorities a truck was heading south on 69 Highway when the vehicle started smoking. The truck was then completely engulfed by flames. The driver managed to escape the vehicle without any serious injury. Crews had the fire put out by 8:00 p.m. No word yet on what caused the truck to catch on fire.More >>
  • Iola Claims State Baseball Title

    Iola Claims State Baseball Title

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:18:06 GMT

    The Iola Mustangs topped Bishop Ward 11-6 Friday night to win the 4A-DII state baseball championship.

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    The Iola Mustangs topped Bishop Ward 11-6 Friday night to win the 4A-DII state baseball championship.

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