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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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  • Joplin Takes Pilot Program Which May Add Low Income Housing Options

    Joplin Takes Pilot Program Which May Add Low Income Housing Options

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-18 03:05:16 GMT
    Although they may be seemingly empty inside, a vacant house could be a family's new dream. "It is allowed under the Abandoned Housing Act of Missouri. It's a state bill, it authorizes non-profits to file with the circuit court to acquire properties. These properties must be abandoned as defined by state statute" says the City of Joplin's Community Development Planner, Thomas Walters. Which he explains as the home being vacant for a minimum of six months and the homeowne...More >>
    Although they may be seemingly empty inside, a vacant house could be a family's new dream. "It is allowed under the Abandoned Housing Act of Missouri. It's a state bill, it authorizes non-profits to file with the circuit court to acquire properties. These properties must be abandoned as defined by state statute" says the City of Joplin's Community Development Planner, Thomas Walters. Which he explains as the home being vacant for a minimum of six months and the homeowne...More >>
  • Much Needed Daycare Will Disappear with Sale of Webb City Y

    Much Needed Daycare Will Disappear with Sale of Webb City Y

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:30 PM EST2018-01-18 00:30:20 GMT

      The Joplin Family YMCA is selling its Heritage Youth Development Center to the Webb City school district.  That will eliminate a much-needed daycare program. It's a good property buy for district but is leaving some parents at a loss. 

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      The Joplin Family YMCA is selling its Heritage Youth Development Center to the Webb City school district.  That will eliminate a much-needed daycare program. It's a good property buy for district but is leaving some parents at a loss. 

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  • Joplin Puppy Healing after Frostbite Tragedy

    Joplin Puppy Healing after Frostbite Tragedy

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:57 PM EST2018-01-17 01:57:16 GMT

    Meet Defender. He's one heck of a fighter, and even though he just lost a leg to frost bite, that isn't keeping his spirits down.

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    Meet Defender. He's one heck of a fighter, and even though he just lost a leg to frost bite, that isn't keeping his spirits down.

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