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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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  • Amber Alert: Kansas City Teen Abducted

    Amber Alert: Kansas City Teen Abducted

    Amber Alert: Kansas City Teen Abducted

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:40 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:40:51 GMT

    An Amber Alert has been issued for a 15 year old taken after a shooting in Kansas City, MO Thursday night.   Brajaean Sledge is 5-foot-8,  125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police are searching for a 2017 KIA Forte with the Missouri license plate, MB5-G5B. The suspect, who may be with the party in danger, should be considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a black male between the ages of 18 & 20 years old, last seen wearing a grey hoodie. No furthe...

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    An Amber Alert has been issued for a 15 year old taken after a shooting in Kansas City, MO Thursday night.   Brajaean Sledge is 5-foot-8,  125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police are searching for a 2017 KIA Forte with the Missouri license plate, MB5-G5B. The suspect, who may be with the party in danger, should be considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a black male between the ages of 18 & 20 years old, last seen wearing a grey hoodie. No furthe...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-22

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-22

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:43:12 GMT

    Here's a recap of today's top headlines, the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    Here's a recap of today's top headlines, the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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  • Parsons Homicide Investigation

    Parsons Homicide Investigation

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:34:46 GMT

    "I took my dog for a walk, and that's when I heard the gun shots," said Michael York. Michael York is a Parsons resident who doesn't live far from 26th and Kimball, where a homicide investigation is underway. 

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    "I took my dog for a walk, and that's when I heard the gun shots," said Michael York. Michael York is a Parsons resident who doesn't live far from 26th and Kimball, where a homicide investigation is underway. 

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