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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-21

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ELDER ABUSE INVESTIGATION

  • Joplin Police investigate an allegation of elder abuse. This home is where some residents of Skills Unlimited live.  Skills offers clinical and rehabilitative services for people with disabilities.
    Police are not releasing the nature of this alleged abuse, or how many people are involved in this allegation.  Police have not made an arrest in the case.

MIAMI RENOVATION

  • A $2.2 Million dollar renovation is underway in Miami, Oklahoma.  The civic center, which homes city hall, has seen its share of wear and tear.  Renovations underway include re-roofing, improving security, installing new HVAC systems and improving the layout.  Funding for the project comes from the city's rainy day fund.  Renovations are expected to be finished by the end of February.

MEXICO BUS CRASH

  • Investigators in Mexico are looking at speeding as the possible cause of a deadly tourist bus crash.  12 people were killed, including eight Americans.  All were passengers from a pair of Royal Caribbean cruise ships.  The crash happened during a day trip to visit Mayan Ruins.

AMTRAK INVESTIGATION

  • The cleanup continues at the site of Monday's Amtrak derailment.  Yesterday, crews hauled away one of the train's two locomotives.  Three people were killed when the trains left the tracks and tumbled onto a highway.  Investigators say the train was traveling 80 miles an hour in a 30 mile an hour zone.
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  • 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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  • KDOT Concerns During the Extreme Cold

    KDOT Concerns During the Extreme Cold

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:16 PM EST2018-01-16 02:16:30 GMT

    In Southeast Kansas, KDOT crews have been working on roads since Sunday morning. But KDOT Area Superintendent Wayne Nelson says, the extreme cold temperatures expected Monday night and Tuesday morning, are creating new problems.

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    In Southeast Kansas, KDOT crews have been working on roads since Sunday morning. But KDOT Area Superintendent Wayne Nelson says, the extreme cold temperatures expected Monday night and Tuesday morning, are creating new problems.

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  • Joplin Police Department Declares Emergency Road Conditions

    Joplin Police Department Declares Emergency Road Conditions

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:37 PM EST2018-01-16 01:37:59 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department has activated its emergency road conditions policy. The department warns all residents to go out only if it's absolutely necessary. If you're involved with an accident exchange insurance information. Officers will respond to accidents involving injuries or a driver leaving the scene without exchanging information. If you get into a non-injury and you would still like a report filed, you can come to the police station when road conditions improve.More >>
    The Joplin Police Department has activated its emergency road conditions policy. The department warns all residents to go out only if it's absolutely necessary. If you're involved with an accident exchange insurance information. Officers will respond to accidents involving injuries or a driver leaving the scene without exchanging information. If you get into a non-injury and you would still like a report filed, you can come to the police station when road conditions improve.More >>
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