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GREITENS REPORT

  • The Missouri Governor says he's the victim of a political witch-hunt.  The report relates to Greitens’ affair in 2015, and allegations that he tried to blackmail into silence the woman involved by threatening to release partially nude photos of her.  Last month a special house legislative committee launched its own investigation, a potential precursor to impeachment proceedings.  Their report released on Wednesday shows they believe the woman is an "overall credible witness".

MSSU FUNDING CUTS

  • Missouri Southern State University is looking at what steps it can take after continuing state funding cuts.  MSSU President Alan Marble addressed the House Appropriations Committee in January explaining the challenges the university faces with budget cuts.  Missouri Southern leadership will hold a board meeting later this month to discuss options available to the campus.

POMPEO CONFIRMATION

  • CIA director Mike Pompeo is expected to signal a harder line toward Russia during his confirmation hearing today.  President Trump tapped Pompeo to be the new Secretary of State last month, after firing Rex Tillerson.  30 former senior government officials have already sent a letter to the senate foreign relations committee, in support of Pompeo.

FBI RAIDS

  • President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, says he's not worried following the FBI raids on his home and office.  Agents seized documents related to payments Cohen allegedly made to two women, who claim they had affairs with the president.  Investigators also reportedly looked for records related to the now-infamous "Access Hollywood" tape.
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  • Carl Junction Man Arrested For Threatening Two People With A Gun

    Carl Junction Man Arrested For Threatening Two People With A Gun

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:01:45 GMT
    According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday (April 18), deputies were called to 10125 County Lane 273 in Carl Junction. Deputies spoke with two women who were trying to get their dog from their neighbors yard. The women were in the 71-year-old's driveway when the man came out with a pistol threatening to shoot them for trespassing. They say the man continued the threats as they tried to explain why they were there. When a deputy arrived, he approached the man...More >>
    According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday (April 18), deputies were called to 10125 County Lane 273 in Carl Junction. Deputies spoke with two women who were trying to get their dog from their neighbors yard. The women were in the 71-year-old's driveway when the man came out with a pistol threatening to shoot them for trespassing. They say the man continued the threats as they tried to explain why they were there. When a deputy arrived, he approached the man...More >>
  • Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:52:47 GMT

    A Southeast Kansas man is free on bond following a shooting in rural Galena Thursday afternoon.  According to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to residence for woman being shot.  The shooting happened after a verbal argument with a 28 year old male.  Before deputies arrived to the scene the female was taken to a Joplin hospital where she was treat for non-life threatening injuries.   

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    A Southeast Kansas man is free on bond following a shooting in rural Galena Thursday afternoon.  According to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to residence for woman being shot.  The shooting happened after a verbal argument with a 28 year old male.  Before deputies arrived to the scene the female was taken to a Joplin hospital where she was treat for non-life threatening injuries.   

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-20

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-20

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:12:50 GMT
    BARD NOT RESIGNING A day after submitting his resignation, newly elected Joplin City Council member Joshua Bard has changed his mind.  Missouri state law states felons are not eligible to be *candidates* for a local or state office.  Joshua Bard pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Newton County in 2005.  Bard says after he talked with Joplin's city attorney, he initially decided the best decision was to submit his resignation from the city council.&nbs...More >>
    BARD NOT RESIGNING A day after submitting his resignation, newly elected Joplin City Council member Joshua Bard has changed his mind.  Missouri state law states felons are not eligible to be *candidates* for a local or state office.  Joshua Bard pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Newton County in 2005.  Bard says after he talked with Joplin's city attorney, he initially decided the best decision was to submit his resignation from the city council.&nbs...More >>
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