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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-28 - KOAM TV 7

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-28

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CJ SPORTS AUTHORITY  

  • Voters will soon decide the fate of a new sports complex proposal in Carl Junction.  The proposal calls for five new baseball and softball fields, along with one new tee ball field. The project would be built on 40 acres on the west side of town.  The total cost of this proposal sits right now at around $4.8 million dollars.  Tax payers will soon decide if increased city property taxes *only in Carl Junction* will pay for this proposed project.

STOLEN KETTLE

  • A "Salvation Army" kettle stand was stolen outside of the "Hobby Lobby" in Joplin over the weekend.       And Army officials are worried that scammers might use it to line their pockets.           The stand costs almost $500, and was stolen sometime between Saturday night, and Monday morning.  Salvation Army officials are concerned, crooks might set up a bogus collection site, and take advantage of 4-State generosity.

BRUSH FIRE

  • Fire crews from five different communities on Monday responded to a grass fire in south Joplin.  The fire damaged a nearby home and destroyed a barn and car.  Fire crews don't yet know the cause of this fire.
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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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