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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-27

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PSU LAYOFFS

  • PSU announces it'll cut 19 more positions.  The school says like many colleges and universities, Pitt State has faced declining enrollment in recent years, especially in international students.  PSU says its current funding level is the same as in 2006.  The university has reduced its full-time employees by more than 7% over the past 18 months. 

ACLU LAWSUIT

  • The ACLU of Missouri files a lawsuit against the city of Joplin, citing a violation of a man's First Amendment right to panhandle.  Back in February the city council approved an ordinance the council hoped would decrease the number of panhandlers in the city by limiting where they could solicit.  The ACLU says the ordinance violates free speech rights. 

COSBY CONVICTED

  • Actor and comedian Bill Cosby is free on $1-Million bail awaiting sentencing on three charges of aggravated indecent assault.  A Pennsylvania jury believed his accuser, Andrea Constand, who testified Cosby drugged and molested her at his home in 2004.  Cosby's attorneys plan to appeal.

KOREAN SUMMIT

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the heavily armed border of a divided Korean peninsula to meet South Korea's president, Moon Jae-In.  The historic summit is largely focused on the north's nuclear weapons arsenal.  The meeting is a precursor to President Trump's planned talks with the north in the coming weeks.
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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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