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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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  • Winter Driving Tips and What to Stock in Vehicle to Survive Getting Stuck

    Winter Driving Tips and What to Stock in Vehicle to Survive Getting Stuck

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:38 PM EST2018-01-16 18:38:09 GMT

    It is best to stay off the roads when they are icy. But for those who must drive,  AAA has these tips for doing so safely and what to stock in your vehicle. 

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    It is best to stay off the roads when they are icy. But for those who must drive,  AAA has these tips for doing so safely and what to stock in your vehicle. 

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  • Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

    Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

    Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:41 PM EST2018-01-16 17:41:15 GMT
    A Baxter Springs man is found inside a burned home.  According to Baxter Springs Fire Department crews were called Monday night at approximately 10:08pm. Baxter Springs Fire, Police and EMS were dispatched to a report of a large unknown type fire in the area of 10th and Wyandotte. Fire crews arrived on scene at 505 1/2 W 9th in Baxter Springs to find a mobile home fully involved with fire. There was a vehicle next to the residence and a boat and trailer at the rear that w...More >>
    A Baxter Springs man is found inside a burned home.  According to Baxter Springs Fire Department crews were called Monday night at approximately 10:08pm. Baxter Springs Fire, Police and EMS were dispatched to a report of a large unknown type fire in the area of 10th and Wyandotte. Fire crews arrived on scene at 505 1/2 W 9th in Baxter Springs to find a mobile home fully involved with fire. There was a vehicle next to the residence and a boat and trailer at the rear that w...More >>
  • Playin' in the Snow

    Playin' in the Snow

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:34 PM EST2018-01-16 02:34:12 GMT

    If you thought Monday's cold weather meant kids spent all day indoors playing video games, think again! 

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    If you thought Monday's cold weather meant kids spent all day indoors playing video games, think again! 

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