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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-2

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TEACHER WALKOUT

  • More than $40-thousand teachers and thousands of support staff across Oklahoma are walking off the job today (Monday).  The state's largest teachers union has been calling for a $10-thousand dollar raise over three years.  The average teacher salary in Oklahoma in 2016 was just over $45,0000 ranking it only above Mississippi.

SCHOOLS CLOSED

  • Schools in Northeast Oklahoma make official announcements about closures.  KOAM has learned that Commerce and Quapaw schools have announced that they will be closing.  Additionally, the Miami School District has announced that they will be closed through Wednesday.

SMOKE DETECTOR RECALL

  • The Pittsburg Fire Department recommends you check your smoke detectors.  That's because of a massive recall of more than 400,000 KIDDE smoke alarms.  The company says a yellow cap that was left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors, which can hinder its ability to detect smoke.  The Pittsburg Fire Department is offering assistance in identifying recalled models.

CHINA TARIFFS

  • New tariffs take effect, today, that China is slapping on more than 120 U.S. exports.  The hikes, up to 25-percent, are aimed at products from pork to wine to certain fruits and nuts.   They're being levied on up to $3-billion dollars of U.S. goods.  Officials in china say the measure is in response to new U.S. duties on imports of aluminum and steel.
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  • Extreme Weather Kills Father and Son

    Extreme Weather Kills Father and Son

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:06:03 GMT

    "We're actually headed to the widow's house to pay our condolences," said Brian Liming. Liming and his friends paid a brief stop to a spot on a county road, just north of Independence, Kansas. It's where Brian's high school classmate Dennis Catron Jr. and his father, Dennis Catron Sr., lost their lives. 

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    "We're actually headed to the widow's house to pay our condolences," said Brian Liming. Liming and his friends paid a brief stop to a spot on a county road, just north of Independence, Kansas. It's where Brian's high school classmate Dennis Catron Jr. and his father, Dennis Catron Sr., lost their lives. 

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  • Families Respond: No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    Families Respond: No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:44:13 GMT
    Mr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the rightMr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the right
    Mr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the rightMr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the right

    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

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    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

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  • Downstream & Quapaw Tribe Donate to Campaign to Legalize Casinos in Arkansas

    Downstream & Quapaw Tribe Donate to Campaign to Legalize Casinos in Arkansas

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:55:28 GMT

    An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring Oklahoma. 

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    An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring Oklahoma. 

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