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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-19

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SEK SHELTER SHAKE-UP

  • The SEK Humane Society’s board of directors explains why the shelter's manager left after launching accusations.  Kelci Cooper resigned as the Southeast Kansas Humane Society's manager, citing an unsafe workplace with unsafe work practices, among other alleged issues.  But the president of the SEK Humane Society board says all of Cooper's accusations are untrue, and that she was asked to leave because she was financially irresponsible and insubordinate.

PLANE CRASH

  • Authorities say two Kansas residents are dead after a small plane crashed near Reeds Spring in Stone County ,Missouri.  An FAA spokespersons says the single-engine plane went down Sunday night in a pasture about a mile northwest of the Branson West Municipal Airport.  Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says the two people aboard, 52-year old Keith Curtis and 45-year old Dawn Curtis, both of Gardner, Kansas were killed.

AMERICA FIRST

  • On Monday, the White House unveiled a new national security strategy.  The plan adheres to President Trump's "America First" campaign promises.  It declares China and Russia to be competitors of the U.S., while emphasizing a policy of seeking "peace through strength."
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  • PSU Reveals 2018-19 Entertainment Lineup

    PSU Reveals 2018-19 Entertainment Lineup

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-07-17 18:34:19 GMT
    PSU Bicknell Family Center for the ArtsPSU Bicknell Family Center for the Arts
    PSU Bicknell Family Center for the ArtsPSU Bicknell Family Center for the Arts
    The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University has a full lineup for the 2018-2019 season. Officials revealed the list which includes Broadway musicals, a Johnny Cash Tribute, and extreme juggler, a comedy written especially for children and more. Tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m. on July 19th, 2018. PSU Lineup: The season begins on Aug. 1 with the opening of "The Vault: Unlocked," an exhibit in the Bicknell Center Art Gallery. Curated by an ar...More >>
    The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University has a full lineup for the 2018-2019 season. Officials revealed the list which includes Broadway musicals, a Johnny Cash Tribute, and extreme juggler, a comedy written especially for children and more. Tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m. on July 19th, 2018. PSU Lineup: The season begins on Aug. 1 with the opening of "The Vault: Unlocked," an exhibit in the Bicknell Center Art Gallery. Curated by an ar...More >>
  • Joplin Officer Threatened by Molotov Cocktail

    Joplin Officer Threatened by Molotov Cocktail

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:59:22 GMT
    JPDJPD

    The incident happened after midnight, the morning of July 17th, 2018. The Joplin Police Department says an officer patrolling 8th and Conner saw a male walking west on 8th drinking out of a full-sized vodka bottle. Authorities say the male saw the officer and started walking back where he came from. The officer tried to get the male to stop, but the suspect took off. During the foot chase, the officer pepper sprayed the suspect when he turned back, but the suspect just took off ru...

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    The incident happened after midnight, the morning of July 17th, 2018. The Joplin Police Department says an officer patrolling 8th and Conner saw a male walking west on 8th drinking out of a full-sized vodka bottle. Authorities say the male saw the officer and started walking back where he came from. The officer tried to get the male to stop, but the suspect took off. During the foot chase, the officer pepper sprayed the suspect when he turned back, but the suspect just took off ru...

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  • Trial Underway for Last of 5 Suspects in Iola Murder

    Trial Underway for Last of 5 Suspects in Iola Murder

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:22:38 GMT
    Joshua KnappJoshua Knapp

    Joshua Knapp is on trial for first degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Shawn Cook of Iola, Kansas. Today (July 17, 2018) is day two of the murder trial in Allen County. KOAM/FOX 14 is there and will have the latest at the trial continues. Shawn Cook was reported missing on March 13th, 2016. His body was found on the banks of the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas on April 3rd, 2016. A preliminary autopsy showed Cook died from stab wounds. Five people from Iola were char...

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    Joshua Knapp is on trial for first degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Shawn Cook of Iola, Kansas. Today (July 17, 2018) is day two of the murder trial in Allen County. KOAM/FOX 14 is there and will have the latest at the trial continues. Shawn Cook was reported missing on March 13th, 2016. His body was found on the banks of the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas on April 3rd, 2016. A preliminary autopsy showed Cook died from stab wounds. Five people from Iola were char...

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