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OKLAHOMA TEACHER PAY

  • Teacher pay and taxes are going up in Oklahoma.  It was a historic vote by the Oklahoma Senate Wednesday night, giving final passage to a tax bill designed to generate $450-Million dollars, much of it for education.  Governor Mary Fallin signed the bill on Thursday.  A starting teacher in Oklahoma currently makes $31,600.  This bill means the average pay will jump by $6,100.

DIAMOND ELECTIONS

  • Diamond voters will face two school money questions next Tuesday.  The district wants a $3- Million dollar bond to pay  for more Chrome book computers, especially at the middle and high school.  Funds would replace the asphalt track with an all-weather surface.  Bond money would also pay to fix the leaking high school roof.  The other issue would move money from the debt service to the operating levy.

STEPHON CLARK FUNERAL

  • Mourners gathered in Sacramento, California on Thursday for a funeral for Stephon Clark.  On March 18th, the 22-year old was shot and killed by police in his grandmother's backyard.  Clark was unarmed at the time.  After the funeral, demonstrators once again took to the streets to demand justice for his death.

OPENING DAY

  • It may only be March but the boys of summer are back.  Nearly all 30 Major league teams took part in baseball's opening day on Thursday.  The games were the earliest openers ever played on U.S. soil.  The World Series is slated to begin 207 days from now.
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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-19

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-19

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:54 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:54:22 GMT
    COUNCILMAN RESIGNS A newly elected Joplin City Council member steps down, due to prior drug convictions.  Joshua Bard was charged in 2005 in Newton County for "manufacturing a controlled substance".  Joplin's Mayor Gary Shaw tells us Bard's replacement will be selected by the council.  He says he hopes to start the process very soon. ARSON ARREST State investigators say the fire that destroyed a vacant house on Gum Lane in rural Cherokee County on Tues...More >>
    COUNCILMAN RESIGNS A newly elected Joplin City Council member steps down, due to prior drug convictions.  Joshua Bard was charged in 2005 in Newton County for "manufacturing a controlled substance".  Joplin's Mayor Gary Shaw tells us Bard's replacement will be selected by the council.  He says he hopes to start the process very soon. ARSON ARREST State investigators say the fire that destroyed a vacant house on Gum Lane in rural Cherokee County on Tues...More >>
  • Joplin City Council Member Steps Down After Revelations of Drug Convictions

    Joplin City Council Member Steps Down After Revelations of Drug Convictions

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:39:58 GMT

    Newly elected Joplin City Council member Joshua Bard has resigned from council. Bard confirmed to KOAM that his resignation is connected to a drug conviction from 2005.  Mayor Gary Shaw tells us the council will begin accepting applications for a new council member, and that member will be selected by the council. He hopes to address the now vacant seat as early as the next meeting.   

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    Newly elected Joplin City Council member Joshua Bard has resigned from council. Bard confirmed to KOAM that his resignation is connected to a drug conviction from 2005.  Mayor Gary Shaw tells us the council will begin accepting applications for a new council member, and that member will be selected by the council. He hopes to address the now vacant seat as early as the next meeting.   

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  • High Ranking Republican in Missouri Senate Joins List of People Calling for Governor Greitens to Resign or Be Impeached

    High Ranking Republican in Missouri Senate Joins List of People Calling for Governor Greitens to Resign or Be Impeached

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:29:01 GMT

    "...you guys are experiencing something that has never happened before in the State of Missouri."

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    "...you guys are experiencing something that has never happened before in the State of Missouri."

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