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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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  • Fort Scott Preps for SEK Showdown vs. Labette County

    Fort Scott Preps for SEK Showdown vs. Labette County

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-09-26 00:16:31 GMT

    The Tigers will host the defending league champion Grizzlies with first place on the line Friday night. 

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    The Tigers will host the defending league champion Grizzlies with first place on the line Friday night. 

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  • K-7 in Cherokee County, KS is Now Open

    K-7 in Cherokee County, KS is Now Open

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-09-25 21:52:13 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) says K-7 between U.S. 160 and K-102 in Cherokee County is once again open to traffic. The seven mile section of K-7 has been closed for reconstruction since the spring of 2017. The highway opening marks the completion of the 11-mile reconstruction of K-7 from U.S. 160 north to U.S. 400. Reconstruction of the northern four miles was completed in late 2016. The K-7 roadway has been widened to 44 feet, with 12-foot driving lanes and 10-fo...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) says K-7 between U.S. 160 and K-102 in Cherokee County is once again open to traffic. The seven mile section of K-7 has been closed for reconstruction since the spring of 2017. The highway opening marks the completion of the 11-mile reconstruction of K-7 from U.S. 160 north to U.S. 400. Reconstruction of the northern four miles was completed in late 2016. The K-7 roadway has been widened to 44 feet, with 12-foot driving lanes and 10-fo...More >>
  • Two Suspects Plea Guilty to Murder, Robbery in Joplin

    Two Suspects Plea Guilty to Murder, Robbery in Joplin

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-09-25 21:26:28 GMT
    Taven Murder Case, Joplin, MO (2017)Taven Murder Case, Joplin, MO (2017)

    Two southeast Kansas residents pleaded guilty yesterday (Sept. 24) to second degree murder and other charges for a cap on sentencing. They both also agreed to testify against a third suspect. According to court documents, robbery and shooting happened on January 29th, 2017 at 2334 E. Zora St. in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities say Azaiah Forester, Brock Robinson, Erik Jones and Taven Williams broke into the home to steal property. While inside, documents say Robinso...

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    Two southeast Kansas residents pleaded guilty yesterday (Sept. 24) to second degree murder and other charges for a cap on sentencing. They both also agreed to testify against a third suspect. According to court documents, robbery and shooting happened on January 29th, 2017 at 2334 E. Zora St. in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities say Azaiah Forester, Brock Robinson, Erik Jones and Taven Williams broke into the home to steal property. While inside, documents say Robinso...

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