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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-3

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA

  • Missouri senators are preparing for a possible debate on legalizing medicinal marijuana after the house approved the measure.  One Kansas man says he might consider moving to Missouri if that legislation passes.  Gary Dixon is a veteran and says he suffers from severe PTSD, Fibromyalgia, and Cancer from exposure to Agent Orange.  Opponents say legal medicinal marijuana could make it easier for children to get access to marijuana.

FAMILY PHARMACY BANKRUPTCY

  • The owner of Southwest Missouri's Family Pharmacy files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.  State Representative Lynn Morris owns the pharmacy chain that has one location in Joplin, and a number of others in the Springfield metro.  Morris is trying to sell the pharmacy.  Family Pharmacy has received a loan from its wholesaler to continue regular operations.

MILITARY PLANE CRASH

  • An investigation is underway in Savannah, Georgia following a deadly cargo plane crash.  The military aircraft was on its way to Arizona when it crashed near Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport moments after takeoff.  The plane was carrying members of the Puerto Rican Air National Guard.

CONNECTICUT EXPLOSION

  • Several police officers were hurt last night during a house explosion in North Haven, Connecticut.  The incident occurred as police and swat were on the scene investigating a domestic situation.  Residents in the area say the explosion shook nearby homes.
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