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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-13

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DACA STUDENT GROUP

  • An undocumented Missouri Southern student hopes her student group helps other DACA students pay for their college educations.  Missouri doesn't allow state financial assistance for DACA recipients.  Cynthia Torres has lived in this country since she was two.  Her group has been raising money and trying to eliminate what Torres calls misconceptions about DACA recipients.  You can visit our website to learn more about it.

JESUS BERRONES

  • The father of a 5-year-old boy battling cancer has avoided deportation.  Immigration and customs enforcement granted Jesus Berrones a stay and a one-year work permit yesterday.  Berrones was deported back to Mexico twice after being caught in the U.S. with a fake driver's license.

TINY HOUSES

  • A business producing tiny houses will soon come to Southwest Missouri, potentially bringing more than 200 jobs with it.  Omega MOD Group, or OMG announced its chosen the former twin rivers facility in Neosho to serve as the site of its production plant and corporate headquarters.  An official timeline for its opening has not been set, but sources estimate the facility could be up and running in about three months.
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  • NAIA Indoor National Championships, Volunteers Needed

    NAIA Indoor National Championships, Volunteers Needed

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:13 PM EST2018-02-19 21:13:53 GMT
    The Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau needs volunteers for the NAIA Indoor National Track & Field Championships.  Officials expect more than 1,200 student-athletes from across the nation to fill the Robert W. Plaster Center from March 1st through the 3rd.  The number of volunteers needed will depend on the events going on at a given time, but officials say the more who pitch in, the shorter the shifts will be, and the less stressful it will be fore the me...More >>
    The Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau needs volunteers for the NAIA Indoor National Track & Field Championships.  Officials expect more than 1,200 student-athletes from across the nation to fill the Robert W. Plaster Center from March 1st through the 3rd.  The number of volunteers needed will depend on the events going on at a given time, but officials say the more who pitch in, the shorter the shifts will be, and the less stressful it will be fore the me...More >>
  • Google Co-Founder to Visit Pittsburg

    Google Co-Founder to Visit Pittsburg

    Monday, February 19 2018 2:46 PM EST2018-02-19 19:46:04 GMT

    Google Earth Co-Founder and Kansas Secretary of State candidate Brian McClendon plans a visit to southeast Kansas. McClendon is currently a University of Kansas Research professor. He'll be meeting with residents to listen to their concerns and share his vision of a citizen oriented Secretary of State's office. He'll be in Pittsburg on February 22nd at Gusano's Pizzeria (200 W. Centennial Dr) from 4:00 to 5:15 pm. The event is open to the public and free of charge. "The Kansa...

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    Google Earth Co-Founder and Kansas Secretary of State candidate Brian McClendon plans a visit to southeast Kansas. McClendon is currently a University of Kansas Research professor. He'll be meeting with residents to listen to their concerns and share his vision of a citizen oriented Secretary of State's office. He'll be in Pittsburg on February 22nd at Gusano's Pizzeria (200 W. Centennial Dr) from 4:00 to 5:15 pm. The event is open to the public and free of charge. "The Kansa...

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  • Galena Fire, Investigation Update

    Galena Fire, Investigation Update

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:39 PM EST2018-02-19 17:39:09 GMT
    Galena Fire Chief Bill Hall says another fire was apparently set last night (Feb 19).  He says it was in an open field and there were no structures involved. Authorities say last night's fire was put out one hour after crews arrived. The fire Marshal is investigating.  Hall says the city does have a few leads, however, at this point they don't know if the fires from last week are connected to last night's fire. Last week's story and video: http://www.koamtv.com/st...More >>
    Galena Fire Chief Bill Hall says another fire was apparently set last night (Feb 19).  He says it was in an open field and there were no structures involved. Authorities say last night's fire was put out one hour after crews arrived. The fire Marshal is investigating.  Hall says the city does have a few leads, however, at this point they don't know if the fires from last week are connected to last night's fire. Last week's story and video: http://www.koamtv.com/st...More >>
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