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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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  • Pools Open to Warm Weather on Holiday Weekend

    Pools Open to Warm Weather on Holiday Weekend

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:52:44 GMT

    The  pools in Pittsburg  and Joplin are now  officially open for summer.      

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    The  pools in Pittsburg  and Joplin are now  officially open for summer.      

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  • McDonald County Veteran Honored More Than Seven Decades After Passing

    McDonald County Veteran Honored More Than Seven Decades After Passing

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:01:53 GMT
    "I had always felt that he deserved a flag but I kinda put it aside because so many years had gone by" Jean Bird's brother Eldon Stratton died 74 years ago while fighting the Japanese in WWII. "They sent my brother's plane down on fire" His body was never recovered. Jean believes that might be why her family never received a flag in his honor, like they did for her father who was a prisoner of war in WWI. She also got a flag for her husband who was...More >>
    "I had always felt that he deserved a flag but I kinda put it aside because so many years had gone by" Jean Bird's brother Eldon Stratton died 74 years ago while fighting the Japanese in WWII. "They sent my brother's plane down on fire" His body was never recovered. Jean believes that might be why her family never received a flag in his honor, like they did for her father who was a prisoner of war in WWI. She also got a flag for her husband who was...More >>
  • LaTurner Files for Full 4 Year Term

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:24:31 GMT
    Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has filed for a full four year term. LaTurner, the youngest statewide official in the nation at 30-years-old, says it has been is honor to serve Kansans in the position for the past year. LaTurner says "I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.” In a press release LaTurner representatives say the Treasurer has returned $24.6 million in unclaimed property, and was instrumental in rolling out...More >>
    Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has filed for a full four year term. LaTurner, the youngest statewide official in the nation at 30-years-old, says it has been is honor to serve Kansans in the position for the past year. LaTurner says "I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.” In a press release LaTurner representatives say the Treasurer has returned $24.6 million in unclaimed property, and was instrumental in rolling out...More >>
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