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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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  • Winter Driving Tips and What to Stock in Vehicle to Survive Getting Stuck

    Winter Driving Tips and What to Stock in Vehicle to Survive Getting Stuck

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:38 PM EST2018-01-16 18:38:09 GMT

    It is best to stay off the roads when they are icy. But for those who must drive,  AAA has these tips for doing so safely and what to stock in your vehicle. 

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    It is best to stay off the roads when they are icy. But for those who must drive,  AAA has these tips for doing so safely and what to stock in your vehicle. 

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  • Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

    Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

    Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:41 PM EST2018-01-16 17:41:15 GMT
    A Baxter Springs man is found inside a burned home.  According to Baxter Springs Fire Department crews were called Monday night at approximately 10:08pm. Baxter Springs Fire, Police and EMS were dispatched to a report of a large unknown type fire in the area of 10th and Wyandotte. Fire crews arrived on scene at 505 1/2 W 9th in Baxter Springs to find a mobile home fully involved with fire. There was a vehicle next to the residence and a boat and trailer at the rear that w...More >>
    A Baxter Springs man is found inside a burned home.  According to Baxter Springs Fire Department crews were called Monday night at approximately 10:08pm. Baxter Springs Fire, Police and EMS were dispatched to a report of a large unknown type fire in the area of 10th and Wyandotte. Fire crews arrived on scene at 505 1/2 W 9th in Baxter Springs to find a mobile home fully involved with fire. There was a vehicle next to the residence and a boat and trailer at the rear that w...More >>
  • Playin' in the Snow

    Playin' in the Snow

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:34 PM EST2018-01-16 02:34:12 GMT

    If you thought Monday's cold weather meant kids spent all day indoors playing video games, think again! 

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    If you thought Monday's cold weather meant kids spent all day indoors playing video games, think again! 

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