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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-20

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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.  But on Thursday, Bard says his supporters helped convince him to try to remain in his position.

TV TOWER COLLAPSE

  • Authorities in Webster County Missouri say a TV tower collapsed killing one person.  The Logan-Rogersville fire chief says six people were working on the tower.  They say the man who died was on the ground at the time of the collapse.  Other people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Authorities say the tower is owned by the Springfield PBS affiliate.

COMEY MEMOS

  • The Justice Department delivered copies of the Comey memos to congress Thursday.  Former FBI Director James Comey authored the memos, detailing his conversations with President Trump.  They reference the so-called ‘Steele dossier’ and a request for the FBI to investigate.  In the memos, Comey does not appear to be worried about the fate of his job.

BARBARA BUSH

  • The public can pay their respects to former First Lady Barbara Bush today at St. Martin's Episcopal church in Houston.  A public viewing begins this afternoon.  Yesterday the city of Houston held a "celebration of life" in honor of Mrs. Bush, encouraging attendees to wear pearls and the former first lady's favorite color, blue.
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  • #15 Pitt State Tops UNK, Takes Over 1st Place in MIAA

    #15 Pitt State Tops UNK, Takes Over 1st Place in MIAA

    Saturday, September 22 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-09-23 03:12:57 GMT

    With Northwest Missouri's loss to UCO Saturday, the Gorillas are the only undefeated team in the league through four weeks of the season. 

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    With Northwest Missouri's loss to UCO Saturday, the Gorillas are the only undefeated team in the league through four weeks of the season. 

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  • Wyandotte Nation Searches for New Police Chief

    Wyandotte Nation Searches for New Police Chief

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:46:24 GMT
    Ken MurphyKen Murphy

    The Wyandotte Nation is searching for the next Chief of Police, according to the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma. Ken Murphy has resigned his position as Chief of Police of the Wyandotte Nation Tribal Police Department (WNTPD) after serving in the position for nine years. Officer Faron Lee, who has served with the department for eleven years, will serve as Interim Police Chief.

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    The Wyandotte Nation is searching for the next Chief of Police, according to the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma. Ken Murphy has resigned his position as Chief of Police of the Wyandotte Nation Tribal Police Department (WNTPD) after serving in the position for nine years. Officer Faron Lee, who has served with the department for eleven years, will serve as Interim Police Chief.

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  • President Trump Speaks at Rally in Springfield, MO

    President Trump Speaks at Rally in Springfield, MO

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-09-22 01:37:05 GMT

    President Trump is scheduled to arrive at Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri at 4:45 PM CDT on September 21st, 2018. He's set to participate in a roundtable with supporters around 5:30 p.m. (closed press). Following the roundtable, the President will hold a "Make America Great Again Rally" at the JQH Arena at 6:30 PM CDT (685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway). KOAM and FOX14 will live stream the rally on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koamfox14/ Twee...

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    President Trump is scheduled to arrive at Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri at 4:45 PM CDT on September 21st, 2018. He's set to participate in a roundtable with supporters around 5:30 p.m. (closed press). Following the roundtable, the President will hold a "Make America Great Again Rally" at the JQH Arena at 6:30 PM CDT (685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway). KOAM and FOX14 will live stream the rally on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koamfox14/ Twee...

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