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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-28

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JOHN Q HAMMONS CENTER CLOSED

  • The former John Q. Hammons convention center is closed indefinitely.  It's due to a bankruptcy settlement for John Q Hammons Hotel and Resorts.  The settlement stipulates the company sell a number of hotels, assets and other properties, which includes the property in Joplin.  It's been sold to the New York Investment firm JD holdings.  No word on what's next.

JOPLIN CONSTRUCTION

  • Drivers on Joplin's 20th Street might soon notice some congestion.  Starting tomorrow work will be starting at the intersection of 20th and Indiana.       While that work is completed, the intersection will become a four-way stop.  Crews hope to have everything back to normal by Friday.

BACK TO CLASS

  • Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School head back to classes, two weeks after a gunman killed 17 students and school staff.  Sources tell CBS news the suspected gunman, Nikolas Cruz planned on using a third floor stairwell as a sniper's nest but his bullets did not shatter the hurricane glass.  He had more than 180 rounds left.

SECURITY CLEARANCES

  • CBS news has confirmed, the security clearance for President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been downgraded.  Kushner will no longer have access to the president's daily briefing.  He's part of a group of roughly three dozen people who learned their access was downgraded following new, tighter security standards implemented by Chief of Staff John Kelly.
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  • Wyandotte Nation Searches for New Police Chief

    Wyandotte Nation Searches for New Police Chief

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:46:24 GMT
    Ken MurphyKen Murphy

    The Wyandotte Nation is searching for the next Chief of Police, according to the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma. Ken Murphy has resigned his position as Chief of Police of the Wyandotte Nation Tribal Police Department (WNTPD) after serving in the position for nine years. Officer Faron Lee, who has served with the department for eleven years, will serve as Interim Police Chief.

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    The Wyandotte Nation is searching for the next Chief of Police, according to the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma. Ken Murphy has resigned his position as Chief of Police of the Wyandotte Nation Tribal Police Department (WNTPD) after serving in the position for nine years. Officer Faron Lee, who has served with the department for eleven years, will serve as Interim Police Chief.

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  • President Trump Speaks at Rally in Springfield, MO

    President Trump Speaks at Rally in Springfield, MO

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-09-22 01:37:05 GMT

    President Trump is scheduled to arrive at Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri at 4:45 PM CDT on September 21st, 2018. He's set to participate in a roundtable with supporters around 5:30 p.m. (closed press). Following the roundtable, the President will hold a "Make America Great Again Rally" at the JQH Arena at 6:30 PM CDT (685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway). KOAM and FOX14 will live stream the rally on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koamfox14/ Twee...

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    President Trump is scheduled to arrive at Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri at 4:45 PM CDT on September 21st, 2018. He's set to participate in a roundtable with supporters around 5:30 p.m. (closed press). Following the roundtable, the President will hold a "Make America Great Again Rally" at the JQH Arena at 6:30 PM CDT (685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway). KOAM and FOX14 will live stream the rally on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koamfox14/ Twee...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 9-21

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 9-21

    Friday, September 21 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-09-21 12:44:41 GMT

    A 26-year old woman took her own life after shooting co-workers at a Rite-Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    A 26-year old woman took her own life after shooting co-workers at a Rite-Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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