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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-24

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JOPLIN LODGING TAX

  • Joplin City Council discusses increasing the city lodging tax at Monday night's work session.  The current lodging tax is 4%.  The city wants to increase that to 6% to build a multi-use facility, but the current cap is 5% by state law.  Council voted to send a proposal to the Missouri legislature, in an attempt to increase that cap to 7%.

CROWDER TUITION INCREASE

  • Crowder College tuition will be getting just a little more expensive for some students next semester.  The college approved a one dollar per credit hour increase in tuition costs for the fall 2018 session.              The increase will affect out of district and international students.  However in-district tuition will remain the same.

TORONTO VAN CRASH

  • Authorities in Canada are investigating a deadly van crash along a busy Toronto intersection.
    At least ten people were killed, 15 others hurt, when 25-year-old Alek Minassian rammed a white rental van into pedestrians Monday.  Officials have not ruled out terrorism as a possible motive.  The suspect is in police custody.

PRESIDENT BUSH HOSPITALIZED

  • Former President George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized with a blood infection.  The 93-year old was admitted to a Houston hospital Sunday morning, just a day after his wife, Barbara Bush's, funeral.  The former first lady died last week at the age of 92.
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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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