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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-4

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KANSAS SCHOOL FUNDING

  • In Kansas a special legislative committee on public school funding holds its first meeting today.  It follows an October State Supreme court order to boost funding.  The court said a plan to phase in a $293 million dollar increase was still inadequate, and directed lawmakers to enact a new law before July.

PITT CHILD CARE

  • Crawford County is dealing with a shortage of quality childcare and local leaders are looking for a solution.  On Friday, the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce invited community leaders to discuss the problem at their "First Friday Luncheon".      Part of the conversation focused on how a lack of adequate childcare hurts local economic growth and local families.

TRUCK DRIVER IDENTIFIED

  • A Colorado man is identified as the driver of a truck involved in a deadly crash that claimed the life of a Missouri Southern student.  Illinois State Police say 53-year-old Mohamed Yussuf Jama of Greeley, Colorado was driving the tractor trailer when it crashed into several vehicles that had either slowed or stopped in a construction zone.  The investigation is ongoing and so far no citations have been issued to Jama.

GOP TAX BILL

  • GOP lawmakers will now try to find common ground between the tax overhaul bills passed by the House and Senate.  The potential sticking points could be last-minute changes made to the senate bill, in order to secure enough votes to pass it.  The goal is to have a final copy on the president's desk by Christmas.
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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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