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TEACHER WALKOUT

  • Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is speaking out, as teachers continue their march on the state capitol demanding more funding for schools.  The governor said the teachers are like "a teenage kid that wants a better car".  KOAM news has learned, as the walkout continues, all of the school districts in Ottawa County, Oklahoma will be closed for the remainder of the week.

GOODMAN ELEMENTARY GROUNDBREAKING

  • The first anniversary of the Goodman tornado is marked with a groundbreaking to replace a destroyed elementary school.  The new bigger school will cost $10.7 Million dollars.  The new construction should be complete in July of  20-19.

TAX REFORM

  • President Trump travels to West Virginia for a roundtable discussion on tax reform.  On Wednesday, the President issued a memorandum authorizing the use of National Guard troops along the southern border.  The Trump administration called for the move...amid fears of a spring time surge in the smuggling of people and drugs.

FACEBOOK PRIVACY

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his company is taking steps to limit third party access to its users' personal data.  In a conference call yesterday, Zuckerberg acknowledged up to 87 million Facebook users likely had their personal data accessed by a political consulting firm.  Zuckerberg is expected to testify before congress next week.
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  • Joplin Suspect Wanted On Several Warrants

    Joplin Suspect Wanted On Several Warrants

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:39:46 GMT
    Cory ReynoldsCory Reynolds

    Joplin Police search for a suspect with ten active warrants. Police spotted 41-year-old Cory D. Reynolds Monday afternoon (April 23) around 3:00 at his home near 9th and Chestnut. Authorities say he jumped into a vehicle and drove off. During the chase, Reynolds hit another vehicle at 23rd and Maiden Lane and drove away. Police chased him to Galena, Kansas where they lost sight of him. Reynolds is wanted for previous charges and has seven warrants out of Joplin, an assault warrant o...

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    Joplin Police search for a suspect with ten active warrants. Police spotted 41-year-old Cory D. Reynolds Monday afternoon (April 23) around 3:00 at his home near 9th and Chestnut. Authorities say he jumped into a vehicle and drove off. During the chase, Reynolds hit another vehicle at 23rd and Maiden Lane and drove away. Police chased him to Galena, Kansas where they lost sight of him. Reynolds is wanted for previous charges and has seven warrants out of Joplin, an assault warrant o...

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  • Salvation Army Offers Free Showers and Laundry to Help the Homeless

    Salvation Army Offers Free Showers and Laundry to Help the Homeless

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:31:04 GMT

    "Shower the People" is a new program at the Salvation Army offering the homeless and poor a chance to shower and do laundry there for free. Shampoo, soap, towels and laundry detergent are all supplied. 

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    "Shower the People" is a new program at the Salvation Army offering the homeless and poor a chance to shower and do laundry there for free. Shampoo, soap, towels and laundry detergent are all supplied. 

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  • Odor Complaints Prompt Possible Class Action Suit; Joplin Urges Calls to DNR

    Odor Complaints Prompt Possible Class Action Suit; Joplin Urges Calls to DNR

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:34:00 GMT

              As the city of Joplin drafts an odor ordinance, a Neosho based law firm tries to drum up support for a class action lawsuit.         

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              As the city of Joplin drafts an odor ordinance, a Neosho based law firm tries to drum up support for a class action lawsuit.         

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