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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-26

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JASPER COUNTY AUDITOR

  • A Joplin native throws her hat in the ring for Jasper County Auditor.  Sarah Hoover announced her candidacy on Friday inside the county courthouse.  Hoover seeks to replace the current auditor, Richard Webster, who will retire.  Sarah is the daughter-in-law of current County Assessor, Connie Hoover.

COMMERCE MURDER

  • Authorities say a weekend argument 410 South River in Commerce ended with the homeowner shooting Jose Gonzales the third.  His body was found in the yard with multiple gunshot wounds.  The homeowner is in the Ottawa County jail held on  first degree murder charges.  The OSBI is helping the commerce police department with the case. 

OLYMPICS ENDS

  • The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has officially wrapped up.  Norway broke a winter olympic record for most medals with 38.  The U.S., which previously held the record of 37, came in fourth this time around with 23 medals, its lowest medal count in 20 years.

DEADLY STORMS

  • A powerful storm system stretching from Texas to Canada has brought with it flooding, hail, and tornadoes across the central U.S.  There were reports of multiple tornadoes touching down in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Tennessee.  The extreme weather is expected to continue into this coming week.
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  • Youth Volunteer Corps Joplin Impacts Charities in First Summer of Work

    Youth Volunteer Corps Joplin Impacts Charities in First Summer of Work

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:51:14 GMT

     The Youth Volunteer Corps came to Crosslines on commodity day helping the charity efficiently serve more than three hundred people.

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     The Youth Volunteer Corps came to Crosslines on commodity day helping the charity efficiently serve more than three hundred people.

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  • Cancer Survivors Receive Special Gifts

    Cancer Survivors Receive Special Gifts

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:17:34 GMT

    A total of 25 craft kits and 80 blankets were delivered to Freeman thanks to Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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    A total of 25 craft kits and 80 blankets were delivered to Freeman thanks to Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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  • PSU Tuition Increase Approved

    PSU Tuition Increase Approved

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:49:10 GMT
    The Kansas Board of Regents approves Pittsburg State University's proposal to increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. With the 2.6% increase, full-time in-state undergraduate students will pay $73 more per semester bringing the total tuition rate to $2,847/semester. Full-time in-state graduate students will see an increase of $84 per semester bringing their total tuition rate to $3,280/semester. PSU says departments across campus are working to tighten spending. Official...More >>
    The Kansas Board of Regents approves Pittsburg State University's proposal to increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. With the 2.6% increase, full-time in-state undergraduate students will pay $73 more per semester bringing the total tuition rate to $2,847/semester. Full-time in-state graduate students will see an increase of $84 per semester bringing their total tuition rate to $3,280/semester. PSU says departments across campus are working to tighten spending. Official...More >>
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