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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-19

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QUADRUPLE MURDER INVESTIGATION

  • A judge hands down a life sentence for the man who killed a Southeast Kansas woman and her three children.  David Bennett Junior of Cherryvale appeared in court on Friday for sentencing.  In December, he pleaded guilty to capital murder and three counts of first degree premeditated murder.  Bennett Junior received life in prison without parole for one count of capitol murder along with three additional life terms for premeditated murder.  

CARTERVILLE WATER (due to weather this was postponed)

  • Carterville City administrators are preparing to shut down water today.  The city will be shutting off water today by closing valves at the water tower around eight in the morning.  Officials say they'll be repairing a hydrant near that location.  The city says this is work they started a few weeks back, but freezing temperatures forced them to stop.

PRESIDENT TWEETS

  • President Trump unleashed a barrage of tweets over the weekend, many in response to Friday's indictment of more than a dozen Russian nationals accused of trying to undermine confidence in U.S. democracy.  The tweets attack the FBI, lawmakers, and President Obama.  None, though, was critical of Russia.        

FLORIDA SHOOTING FOLO

  • As funeral services started for victims of last week's shooting at a Florida high school, many of the teen survivors are trying to take the fight for gun control into their own hands.  They've announced a nation-wide demonstration scheduled for march 24th, called "The March of Our Lives".  And this week, many will travel to the state capitol to deliver petitions calling for a Florida ban on assault weapons.
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    Friday, October 19 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-10-20 00:03:00 GMT

    Typically, morning visitor's to Pete's in Carl Junction are there for coffee, but Friday was a bit different, all because of a billion dollar jackpot.

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  • Joplin Man Sentenced for Arson, Set Apartment Fire

    Joplin Man Sentenced for Arson, Set Apartment Fire

    Friday, October 19 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-10-19 21:34:02 GMT
    Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018
    Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018
    Brian Barksdale is sentenced for first degree arson for setting fire to his Joplin apartment on South St. Louis. On May 23rd, 2018, Joplin emergency crews responded to the Cardinal Apartments at 1015 South St. Louis for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived on ...More >>
    Brian Barksdale is sentenced for first degree arson for setting fire to his Joplin apartment on South St. Louis. On May 23rd, 2018, Joplin emergency crews responded to the Cardinal Apartments at 1015 South St. Louis for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived on ...More >>
  • Former Southeast Kansas Principal Convicted of Sex Offense

    Former Southeast Kansas Principal Convicted of Sex Offense

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-10-19 16:20:10 GMT
    Ray Alfred GoldenRay Alfred Golden
    Ray Alfred GoldenRay Alfred Golden
    A former Columbus elementary principal is found guilty of attempted indecent solicitation of a child. Baxter Springs resident Ray Alfred Golden is accused of trying to persuade a child to enter his home with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon the child in the home. The alleged incident happened in August 2015. On October 18th, 2018, Golden entered a plea of guilty in lieu of proceeding to trial. Cherokee County Attorney Jacob Conard says the 81-year-old maintained ...More >>
    A former Columbus elementary principal is found guilty of attempted indecent solicitation of a child. Baxter Springs resident Ray Alfred Golden is accused of trying to persuade a child to enter his home with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon the child in the home. The alleged incident happened in August 2015. On October 18th, 2018, Golden entered a plea of guilty in lieu of proceeding to trial. Cherokee County Attorney Jacob Conard says the 81-year-old maintained ...More >>
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