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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-15-17 - KOAM TV 7

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-15-17

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WORKERS COMP RATES

  • Missouri's Department of Insurance recommends a drop in what businesses pay for workers compensation next year.  The department, which regulates the insurance industry in Missouri,  is calling for a three percent cut.  A department official says premiums are stable due to a growing economy and more jobs.  2018 could be the fourth straight year workers comp rates have dropped.

EMERGENCY TRAINING

  • Missouri Southern's Department of Emergency Services are training Neosho High School students on how to handle emergency situations.  Yesterday's clinc covered such topics as CPR, choking first-aid, how to stop bleeding, and how to use an Epi pen.

BELL RINGING COMPETITION

  • The Carthage Police and Fire departments did their part to give back to the community on Thursday, and they added a little bit of competition in the mix.  Both departments rang bells for the Salvation Army just outside of the Walmart in Carthage.  The bucket with the most donations wins.  They hold the bell ringing competition every year.
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  • Webb City Preps for Semifinal vs. Ladue

    Webb City Preps for Semifinal vs. Ladue

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-11-21 03:29:09 GMT

    Webb City will host Ladue Horton Watkins in the Class 4 Semifinals Saturday, in a rematch of last year's state title game. 

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    Webb City will host Ladue Horton Watkins in the Class 4 Semifinals Saturday, in a rematch of last year's state title game. 

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  • JPD Traffic Officers Looking for Drunk Drivers Before, During, After Holiday

    JPD Traffic Officers Looking for Drunk Drivers Before, During, After Holiday

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 7:27 PM EST2018-11-21 00:27:14 GMT

    The night before thanksgiving has such a reputation for heavy drinking -- some police call it Blackout Wednesday and ‘drinksgiving’.           It's a concern of Joplin police.          

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    The night before thanksgiving has such a reputation for heavy drinking -- some police call it Blackout Wednesday and ‘drinksgiving’.           It's a concern of Joplin police.          

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  • 3 arrested after drug bust in Joplin, MO

    3 arrested after drug bust in Joplin, MO

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 2:51 PM EST2018-11-20 19:51:01 GMT
    On November 19th, 2018, the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team and Joplin Police Officers served a search warrant at 2102 Kensington in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities say there were five people in the home at the time of the warrant. They say one suspect, who jumped out of an upstairs window, was detained by perimeter officers.  Police seized several items from the home including digital scales, baggies with a white crystal substance that field tested positive for meth, a 9mm handgun a...More >>
    On November 19th, 2018, the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team and Joplin Police Officers served a search warrant at 2102 Kensington in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities say there were five people in the home at the time of the warrant. They say one suspect, who jumped out of an upstairs window, was detained by perimeter officers.  Police seized several items from the home including digital scales, baggies with a white crystal substance that field tested positive for meth, a 9mm handgun a...More >>
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