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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-2

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YEAR-ROUND PELL GRANTS

  • Senator Roy Blunt visited Missouri Southern State University to discuss higher education funding yesterday.  The focus of the discussion was re-instating the Pell Grant as a year-round grant.              Students and staff from Crowder College also had the chance to meet with Senator Blunt at Missouri Southern.

MISSOURI MEDICAL MARIJUANA

  • The Missouri House votes to legalize medical marijuana.  The house bill would allow anyone over age 18 with a terminal disease to use smokeless medical marijuana.     People with Alzheimer's disease, cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder and several other conditions would also be eligible.  The bill now heads to the senate.

MIKE POMPEO

  • The president will formally swear in Mike Pompeo as his new Secretary of State later today.         Secretary Pompeo addressed state department employees for the first time Tuesday, since taking on his new role.  He was confirmed by the Senate last week.

SEVERE WEATHER

  • Parts of the country are bracing for severe thunderstorms.  The powerful storm system is already bringing strong winds, hail and tornadoes to Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.  Another round of severe weather is likely to hit the Midwest and Southwest on Thursday.
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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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