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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-5

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GOVERNOR VISIT

  • The new Kansas Governor makes a visit to Pittsburg to speak to the media about what Kansans can expect from his administration.  The governor says one of the first things he plans to tackle is state education funding.  Governor Jeff Colyer says his administration and the Kansas Legislature will present some new education proposals in the coming weeks.  The governor says he's committed to fully-funding Kansas schools, and boosting teacher pay.

JOPLIN BASEBALL

  • Joplin City Council members will meet tonight to discuss approving a contract with the Southwest League of professional baseball.  This comes after the failure of the Joplin Blasters, another baseball team that played at Joe Becker in 2015 and 2016.  Joplin's mayor and city manager say the biggest difference between this proposed contract and the Blaster's contract is the new one has  a much lower base rent.

AMTRAK CRASH

  • Amtrak is blaming freight rail operator CSX for the Sunday crash that killed two people and injured more than 100 others.  The Amtrak passenger train was diverted onto a side track just before it slammed into a parked, unmanned freight train in South Carolina.  Amtrak president says CSX is responsible for that section of track and the signals.  
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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-20

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-20

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:20:04 GMT

    Authorities say at least 11 people are dead after a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious boat capsizes on Table Rock Lake.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Authorities say at least 11 people are dead after a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious boat capsizes on Table Rock Lake.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • "Mass Casualty Incident" at Table Rock Lake

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:50:00 GMT
        The Southern Stone County, Missouri fire protection district says it and multiple agencies are working a "mass casualty event" at Table Rock Lake.     According to the district's Facebook page, crews are staging at the Branson Belle dock, but the crash did not involve the Belle.     No word yet on the number of casualties.        More >>
        The Southern Stone County, Missouri fire protection district says it and multiple agencies are working a "mass casualty event" at Table Rock Lake.     According to the district's Facebook page, crews are staging at the Branson Belle dock, but the crash did not involve the Belle.     No word yet on the number of casualties.        More >>
  • Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:50:15 GMT

    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

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    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

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