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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-19

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COUNCILMAN RESIGNS

  • A newly elected Joplin City Council member steps down, due to prior drug convictions.  Joshua Bard was charged in 2005 in Newton County for "manufacturing a controlled substance".  Joplin's Mayor Gary Shaw tells us Bard's replacement will be selected by the council.  He says he hopes to start the process very soon.

ARSON ARREST

  • State investigators say the fire that destroyed a vacant house on Gum Lane in rural Cherokee County on Tuesday was arson.  And now they've arrested a couple of suspects in the case.  Authorities have not yet filed charges.

TRUMP NORTH KOREA MEETING

  • President Trump says he's optimistic about his planned summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jung Un but is ready to back out if it becomes clear no progress will be made.  CIA Director Mike Pompeo secretly met with Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend, setting the groundwork for the summit.  Mr. Trump says the meeting will happen in the coming weeks.  A venue has not yet been decided.

PRINCE DEATH

  • And later today, we will know if anyone will be charged in the death of musician Prince.  Minnesota prosecutors say they will make an announcement concerning potential charges after prince died of a drug overdose two years ago this week.  He was found unresponsive in an elevator in his home.
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  • "Mass Casualty Incident" at Table Rock Lake

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:50:00 GMT
        The Southern Stone County, Missouri fire protection district says it and multiple agencies are working a "mass casualty event" at Table Rock Lake.     According to the district's Facebook page, crews are staging at the Branson Belle dock, but the crash did not involve the Belle.     No word yet on the number of casualties.        More >>
        The Southern Stone County, Missouri fire protection district says it and multiple agencies are working a "mass casualty event" at Table Rock Lake.     According to the district's Facebook page, crews are staging at the Branson Belle dock, but the crash did not involve the Belle.     No word yet on the number of casualties.        More >>
  • Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:50:15 GMT

    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

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    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

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  • Joplin Man Sentenced For Cherokee County Thefts

    Joplin Man Sentenced For Cherokee County Thefts

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:06:18 GMT
    Christopher WhitneyChristopher Whitney

    A Joplin man who plead guilty to two separate thefts in Cherokee County received a sentence on July 10, 2018. Christopher Whitney was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing personal property from rural home in Galena, KS and stealing a vehicle from a home near Rive ton, KS. After the two burglaries, Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Whitney, where they found the stolen items and a quantity of methamphetamine. Prior to the sentenc...

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    A Joplin man who plead guilty to two separate thefts in Cherokee County received a sentence on July 10, 2018. Christopher Whitney was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing personal property from rural home in Galena, KS and stealing a vehicle from a home near Rive ton, KS. After the two burglaries, Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Whitney, where they found the stolen items and a quantity of methamphetamine. Prior to the sentenc...

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