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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-11-17

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PSU PROFESSORS ARRESTED

  • Two PSU employees are on administrative leave, after they were arrested accused of making an illegal video recording of a nude person.  Police say 47-year old Peter Rosen and 39-year old Barry Wilson illegally made the video.  The two suspects are Pitt State employees.  Rosen is an Associate Professor and Chair of Accounting and Computer Information Systems, and Wilson an Associate Professor and Chair of Graphics and Imaging Technology. 

JAIL BREAK

  • Two inmates are back in custody after escaping from the Vernon County Jail over the weekend.   The Sheriff says 24-year old Timothy McCullick, who is serving time for forgery, and 29-year old Christopher Purgerson, serving time for burglary and forgery both escaped by breaking through a metal ceiling in the bathroom, crawling through an air duct, and kicking out the side of an air conditioning unit on the roof of the jail.

NIKKI HALEY ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT

  • U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, says if women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct, "They should be heard and they should be dealt with."  The response, on CBS's "Face the Nation", was to a question on how to assess accusations lodged against President Trump during the 2016 election.

?CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

  • The massive wildfires in Southern California, about a week old, continue to burn.  They have now scorched almost a quarter of a million acres.  Governor Jerry Brown said over the weekend these year-round, massive fires are the new norm in California, blaming it on climate change.
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  • Pittsburg City Officials Set Budget that Includes Pay Raises

    Pittsburg City Officials Set Budget that Includes Pay Raises

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:49:16 GMT

    Pittsburg City commissioners Tuesday night unanimously approved the 2019 budget.     

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    Pittsburg City commissioners Tuesday night unanimously approved the 2019 budget.     

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  • Kansas Governor Concedes Defeat in GOP Race for Nomination

    Kansas Governor Concedes Defeat in GOP Race for Nomination

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:14:31 GMT

    The state of Kansas now has a Republican nominee for Governor. What has been a roller coaster primary between Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Colyer announced today he is conceding defeat and is endorsing Kobach. Kobach will face the Democratic nominee Laura Kelly.  Governor Colyer was elevated from his position after former Kansas Governor Sam Brownback took an ambassador's position. 

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    The state of Kansas now has a Republican nominee for Governor. What has been a roller coaster primary between Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Colyer announced today he is conceding defeat and is endorsing Kobach. Kobach will face the Democratic nominee Laura Kelly.  Governor Colyer was elevated from his position after former Kansas Governor Sam Brownback took an ambassador's position. 

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  • A Missouri Man is Indicted for Bomb Threat at VA Clinic

    A Missouri Man is Indicted for Bomb Threat at VA Clinic

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:50:03 GMT
    A Springfield man was indicted by a federal grand jury today (Aug 14, 2018) for making a bomb threat at a Veterans Affairs Clinic. 48-year-old Richard Leslie Turner III allegedly threatened to blow up the Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at 600 N. Main Street in Mount Vernon, Missouri. According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, Turner arrived at the clinic on July 13th, 2018, for an appointment but was told the appointment had be...More >>
    A Springfield man was indicted by a federal grand jury today (Aug 14, 2018) for making a bomb threat at a Veterans Affairs Clinic. 48-year-old Richard Leslie Turner III allegedly threatened to blow up the Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at 600 N. Main Street in Mount Vernon, Missouri. According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, Turner arrived at the clinic on July 13th, 2018, for an appointment but was told the appointment had be...More >>
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