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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-25

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OKLAHOMA BUDGET

  • Oklahoma lawmakers put the finishing touches on the state budget.  State Senate and House committees met on Tuesday to discuss the proposed $7.5 Billion plan.  The budget proposal calls for increases for the department of corrections, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and education, which will see a 15% increase in funding. 

SHOWER THE PEOPLE

  • The Joplin Salvation Army Center of Hope opens a new program called "Shower the People".  The program uses center showers for the homeless.  It provides soap, shampoo, shaving utensils and towels.  The showers are available on alternating days for men and women.           Participants need to make appointments.

FRENCH ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

  • French President Emmanuel Macron addresses a joint meeting of congress, a day after attending a state dinner at the white house.  On Tuesday, Macron urged President Trump to keep U.S. troops in Syria, and stay in the Iran nuclear deal.  The 2015 pact lifts economic sanctions in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear ambitions. 

HOME DEPOT SHOOTING

  • The man accused of shooting two Dallas police officers and a civilian near a Home Depot, is in custody.  Authorities in the city arrested 29-year old Armando Juarez Tuesday night, following a high speed chase.  Police located him in a white truck they believe he fled in after the shootings.
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  • 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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  • 6-year-old in ICU, Knocked Unconscious by Softball

    6-year-old in ICU, Knocked Unconscious by Softball

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:58:09 GMT

    She was taken to surgery where part of her skull was removed to get a blood clot and allow for swelling.

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    She was taken to surgery where part of her skull was removed to get a blood clot and allow for swelling.

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