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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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  • 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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