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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-15

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CHAMPS LAW

  • Missouri lawmakers defeat a bill that would have increased the penalties for injuring or killing police dogs.  The bill was known as "Champs Law".  If it had passed, people suspected of killing or incapacitating law enforcement animals would have faced at least three and possibly 10 years behind bars.  Opponents said it would mean harsher penalties for harming police dogs than for some sexual assaults.

FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING

  • Authorities in South Florida are trying to figure out what led a 19-year old to carry out a deadly mass shooting at a high school he once attended.  Officials say Nikolas Cruz killed more than a dozen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Wednesday, before he was finally apprehended.   The school remains closed today; grief counselors are on hand to help those affected.

MISSING 4-YEAR OLD

  • A 4-year old girl who went missing in Charleston, South Carolina has been found safe.  Heidi Renae Todd was located inside a vehicle Wednesday by police in Riverside, Alabama.  37-year old Thomas Evans, who was asleep in that car, has been charged with kidnapping.
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  • Local Veterans Look for Work

    Local Veterans Look for Work

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-10-24 00:22:14 GMT

    Hubert Nicholson is a Vietnam veteran who just moved to Joplin from St. Louis, and he confident he's found a new career.

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    Hubert Nicholson is a Vietnam veteran who just moved to Joplin from St. Louis, and he confident he's found a new career.

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  • Pittsburg Preps for Playoff Opener

    Pittsburg Preps for Playoff Opener

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-10-23 22:43:29 GMT

    The Dragons are the #4 seed in the 4A East bracket and will host #12 Spring Hill on Friday night. 

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    The Dragons are the #4 seed in the 4A East bracket and will host #12 Spring Hill on Friday night. 

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  • New Dog Park Opens in Pittsburg, KS

    New Dog Park Opens in Pittsburg, KS

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-10-23 23:15:09 GMT
    New Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park, Pittsburg, KS (Oct. 23, 2018)New Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park, Pittsburg, KS (Oct. 23, 2018)

    The City of Pittsburg cuts the ribbon to the new Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park. They invited the public and their furry friends to attend today's ceremony at Schlanger Park (Oct. 23). They also celebrated the opening of new pickle ball and basketball courts and a new sensory garden. "We are thrilled to share the new park amenities with the community and to thank the volunteers and donors who made them possible," says City of Pittsburg Director of Parks & Recreation K...

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    The City of Pittsburg cuts the ribbon to the new Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park. They invited the public and their furry friends to attend today's ceremony at Schlanger Park (Oct. 23). They also celebrated the opening of new pickle ball and basketball courts and a new sensory garden. "We are thrilled to share the new park amenities with the community and to thank the volunteers and donors who made them possible," says City of Pittsburg Director of Parks & Recreation K...

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