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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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  • Fire Truck Crash

    Fire Truck Crash

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:04:18 GMT

    A member of Columbus, KS Fire Rescue is recovering in a hospital, after suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel of a fire truck. 

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    A member of Columbus, KS Fire Rescue is recovering in a hospital, after suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel of a fire truck. 

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  • Push for Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Push for Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:47:57 GMT

    Advocates  for legalized marijuana in Oklahoma held a forum Saturday in Miami.  

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    Advocates  for legalized marijuana in Oklahoma held a forum Saturday in Miami.  

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  • Fatal Boat Crash at Lake of the Ozarks

    Fatal Boat Crash at Lake of the Ozarks

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:51:41 GMT

    A  dismal start to National Safe Boating week as a fatal boat crash kills three and injures at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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    A  dismal start to National Safe Boating week as a fatal boat crash kills three and injures at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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