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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-1

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JOE BECKER FUTURE

  • A new professional baseball team in Joplin is a few steps closer to reality.  City officials on Thursday met with a representative of the newly formed "Southwest League of Professional Baseball" based in Texas.  Joplin's city manager told KOAM by e-mail yesterday that talks  between the city and the new baseball league continue, and that both sides are doing their due diligence.

STOLEN PACKAGES

  • Joplin police have arrested what they call a "grinch", someone suspected of stealing packages from porches.  26-year-old Michael Wright of Joplin is charged with three counts of theft.         Police had received a tip of a theft in a neighborhood of north Joplin.  Police say, as they investigated, they spotted Wright with several items allegedly stolen from the front porches of three homes.

GOP TAX VOTE

  • Senators are back on the hill this morning, ironing out details on the GOP tax overhaul bill.  New analysis shows the plan would add $1 trillion dollars to the deficit over the next decade.  Lawmakers are scrambling to find ways to satisfy the concerns of deficit hawks.  Republicans can only afford to lose two votes to get the bill passed.

WHITE HOUSE TREE LIGHTING

  • First Lady Melania Trump did the honors, lighting the National Christmas tree in Washington.  President Trump says he's waited all year to wish the country "Merry Christmas."  The tree-lighting tradition started in 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge.
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  • 11 People Escape from an Overnight Fire in Joplin

    11 People Escape from an Overnight Fire in Joplin

    Thursday, November 15 2018 6:50 AM EST2018-11-15 11:50:51 GMT
    11 people, including five children escaped from an overnight house fire in Joplin.  The two-story fire on the corner of South 19th and Seargent erupted into flames around three o’clock this morning.  A total of four trucks worked to put out the flames, but nearly two hours later those flames were still burning strong.  Six adults and five children were in the home and escaped uninjured.  One of the family members says they had three space heaters running and ...More >>
    11 people, including five children escaped from an overnight house fire in Joplin.  The two-story fire on the corner of South 19th and Seargent erupted into flames around three o’clock this morning.  A total of four trucks worked to put out the flames, but nearly two hours later those flames were still burning strong.  Six adults and five children were in the home and escaped uninjured.  One of the family members says they had three space heaters running and ...More >>
  • Kafka Signs to PSU Track & Field

    Kafka Signs to PSU Track & Field

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-11-15 01:10:54 GMT

    "Right when I walked in I knew that's where I wanted to go. It's always been a dream for me to go to Pitt State."

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    "Right when I walked in I knew that's where I wanted to go. It's always been a dream for me to go to Pitt State."

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  • Eyes on the Road

    Eyes on the Road

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 7:04 PM EST2018-11-15 00:04:56 GMT

    On most days you can find Modot emergency response operator Roy Cota on the highways surrounding Joplin, clearing accidents and assisting motorists and local first responders. But that job would be impossible without assistance from the Transportation Management Center of the Ozarks, commonly referred to as the "TMC." 

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    On most days you can find Modot emergency response operator Roy Cota on the highways surrounding Joplin, clearing accidents and assisting motorists and local first responders. But that job would be impossible without assistance from the Transportation Management Center of the Ozarks, commonly referred to as the "TMC." 

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