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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-12

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LEFT ON THE BUS

  • A Carl Junction School bus driver could be facing charges of "endangering the welfare of a child" after a child was left on the bus.  A four-year old student was left on the bus for almost two hours after the driver was supposed to drop off the child at daycare.  The superintendent says he is not allowed to publicly discuss how the district disciplined the driver, but he says the district handled the matter appropriately.

US HWY 169 CONSTRUCTION

  • Major construction is coming to US HWY 169, in Neosho County, Kansas.  The section of the highway between Earlton and Iola will be completely rebuilt.  Commuters can expect wider, completely paved shoulders, and re-done driving lanes.  Neosho County Commissioners met with a KDOT engineer on Friday, for an informational session on the project, and to discuss potential problems that come with construction.

GRAND CANYON CRASH

  • Officials say the passengers on board a tour helicopter that crashed in the Grand Canyon over the weekend, have been identified as British nationals, ranging in age from 29 to 42.  Three people were killed, four were injured.  Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the crash.

WEINSTEIN LAWSUIT

  • A plan to finalize the sale of the Weinstein company is put on hold after the New York Attorney General announced a lawsuit against the movie studio and its founders.  The complaint states the company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination.
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  • Commerce Shooting Leaves One Man Dead, One in Custody

    Commerce Shooting Leaves One Man Dead, One in Custody

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:38 PM EST2018-02-25 03:38:59 GMT

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation  (OSBI) is assisting Commerce, OK police with a fatal shooting. 

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    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation  (OSBI) is assisting Commerce, OK police with a fatal shooting. 

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  • Heavy Rains Lead To Road Closings And Travel Danger

    Heavy Rains Lead To Road Closings And Travel Danger

    Saturday, February 24 2018 9:20 PM EST2018-02-25 02:20:57 GMT
    Spring Street closed offSpring Street closed off
    Spring Street closed offSpring Street closed off
    Oronogo police posted on Facebook that Highway D was flooded and closed by MODOT this morning. And others are warning drivers to be safe. Roads that regularly flood are closed in Neosho as well. A gate blocks passage on Spring Street where a current of water flows across the road.. While some people were driving over water by day, police say its much more dangerous at night when you can't tell the depth.  Police say it doesn't take much water to move a vehicle and its b...More >>
    Oronogo police posted on Facebook that Highway D was flooded and closed by MODOT this morning. And others are warning drivers to be safe. Roads that regularly flood are closed in Neosho as well. A gate blocks passage on Spring Street where a current of water flows across the road.. While some people were driving over water by day, police say its much more dangerous at night when you can't tell the depth.  Police say it doesn't take much water to move a vehicle and its b...More >>
  • Meet Your Legislators

    Meet Your Legislators

    Saturday, February 24 2018 8:42 PM EST2018-02-25 01:42:48 GMT
    "There has to be some common sense answer to this question" says Dr. Bert Patrick from the audience. Southeast Kansans met up with their area political representatives at the Pittsburg Public Library. Do we need gun control? And how much? Pittsburg area residents wanted answers from local lawmakers.  There was talk in the Kansas House of lowering the age of people allowed to carry a concealed weapon to 18. Senator Richard Hilderbrand says, "We expec...More >>
    "There has to be some common sense answer to this question" says Dr. Bert Patrick from the audience. Southeast Kansans met up with their area political representatives at the Pittsburg Public Library. Do we need gun control? And how much? Pittsburg area residents wanted answers from local lawmakers.  There was talk in the Kansas House of lowering the age of people allowed to carry a concealed weapon to 18. Senator Richard Hilderbrand says, "We expec...More >>
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