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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-11

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WEBSITE SHUT DOWN

  • BACKPAGE.COM can no longer be accessed.  The FBI shut down the website.  The law enforcement agency says the site was best known for selling sex.  It's also been reported, since Backpage was founded in 2004, it's earned $500-Million in revenue from prostitution.

TAR CREEK AUDIT

  • Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter reverses course and releases a 2011 state audit into the cleanup of the tar creek superfund site in Northeastern Oklahoma that suggested the job cost taxpayers five times as much as it should have.  Hunter released two separate tar creek audits on Monday after being sued late last year by a Washington based public watchdog group the “Campaign for Accountability”.

TEACHER WALKOUT

  • The battle over education funding in Oklahoma now enters its 8th day.  The Miami school district has cancelled classes again today, Commerce is out for the rest of the week, and Quapaw officials tell us school will be out until a resolution is reached.

SYRIA DECISION

  • President Trump is getting closer to a decision, with France and the UK, on how to respond to Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons on its own people.   Yesterday, the United Nations voted on rival resolutions from the U-S and Russia....and made no progress.  The White House says the President has canceled a planned trip to South America because of the Syrian crisis.
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  • Thousands of Dead Fish in Schell Lake

    Thousands of Dead Fish in Schell Lake

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:23:48 GMT
    "Chaos, ignorance, it's a mess." Vernon County resident, Chris Greer expressing his disappointment in what happened to the lake. "A lot of mad people. There's a lot of people that fish out here, bring their kids out here and fish. A lot of people who survive off of fishing out here" Greer and others at the lake say they wish the Missouri Department of Conservation would have drained the lake differently, a way not resulting in a mass death of mostly Carp. &nbs...More >>
    "Chaos, ignorance, it's a mess." Vernon County resident, Chris Greer expressing his disappointment in what happened to the lake. "A lot of mad people. There's a lot of people that fish out here, bring their kids out here and fish. A lot of people who survive off of fishing out here" Greer and others at the lake say they wish the Missouri Department of Conservation would have drained the lake differently, a way not resulting in a mass death of mostly Carp. &nbs...More >>
  • Illegal Dumping Problem in Bourbon County

    Illegal Dumping Problem in Bourbon County

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:26:01 GMT

    William Baker is a Bourbon County resident who's dumping his junk the right way. And he wishes others would follow his cue. He says illegal dumping is ruining some of his favorite fishing holes. 

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    William Baker is a Bourbon County resident who's dumping his junk the right way. And he wishes others would follow his cue. He says illegal dumping is ruining some of his favorite fishing holes. 

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  • Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

    Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:07:25 GMT

    A federal judge has ruled Kansas cannot require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, a setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a case with national implications for voting rights. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sided with voters Monday that Kansas cannot require people who register to vote to provide documents such as a birth certificate, U.S....

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    A federal judge has ruled Kansas cannot require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, a setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a case with national implications for voting rights. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sided with voters Monday that Kansas cannot require people who register to vote to provide documents such as a birth certificate, U.S....

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