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ADOPTION PROTECTION

  • Lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma pass legislation that will grant legal protection to faith-based adoption agencies that won't place children in LGBT homes.  Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer says he will sign the bill.  Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has not indicated whether she will sign the legislation in her state.

NEOSHO RIVER BODY

  • A body is found in Oklahoma.  Ottawa County authorities say the body of a 34-year old white male was found floating in the Neosho River Saturday Afternoon.  The body showed no obvious signs of trauma and was turned over to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner.

HASPEL ON THE HILL

  • Gina Haspel remains on track to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.  On Sunday, the Washington post reported that she sought to withdraw from consideration.  The post said Haspel wanted to avoid a confirmation hearing centered on her role in the CIA's "enhanced interrogations" of terror suspects, which critics have likened to torture.  But a source close to the matter told CBS news that her nomination is "going forward."

HAWAII VOLCANO

  • In Hawaii, the eruption of the Kilauea volcano is now in its fifth day.  The lava flow on the big island has already destroyed at least 21 houses.  It's also forced some 17-hundred residents to evacuate their homes.
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  • #15 Pitt State Tops UNK, Takes Over 1st Place in MIAA

    #15 Pitt State Tops UNK, Takes Over 1st Place in MIAA

    Saturday, September 22 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-09-23 03:12:57 GMT

    With Northwest Missouri's loss to UCO Saturday, the Gorillas are the only undefeated team in the league through four weeks of the season. 

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    With Northwest Missouri's loss to UCO Saturday, the Gorillas are the only undefeated team in the league through four weeks of the season. 

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  • Wyandotte Nation Searches for New Police Chief

    Wyandotte Nation Searches for New Police Chief

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:46:24 GMT
    Ken MurphyKen Murphy

    The Wyandotte Nation is searching for the next Chief of Police, according to the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma. Ken Murphy has resigned his position as Chief of Police of the Wyandotte Nation Tribal Police Department (WNTPD) after serving in the position for nine years. Officer Faron Lee, who has served with the department for eleven years, will serve as Interim Police Chief.

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    The Wyandotte Nation is searching for the next Chief of Police, according to the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma. Ken Murphy has resigned his position as Chief of Police of the Wyandotte Nation Tribal Police Department (WNTPD) after serving in the position for nine years. Officer Faron Lee, who has served with the department for eleven years, will serve as Interim Police Chief.

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  • President Trump Speaks at Rally in Springfield, MO

    President Trump Speaks at Rally in Springfield, MO

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-09-22 01:37:05 GMT

    President Trump is scheduled to arrive at Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri at 4:45 PM CDT on September 21st, 2018. He's set to participate in a roundtable with supporters around 5:30 p.m. (closed press). Following the roundtable, the President will hold a "Make America Great Again Rally" at the JQH Arena at 6:30 PM CDT (685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway). KOAM and FOX14 will live stream the rally on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koamfox14/ Twee...

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    President Trump is scheduled to arrive at Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri at 4:45 PM CDT on September 21st, 2018. He's set to participate in a roundtable with supporters around 5:30 p.m. (closed press). Following the roundtable, the President will hold a "Make America Great Again Rally" at the JQH Arena at 6:30 PM CDT (685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway). KOAM and FOX14 will live stream the rally on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koamfox14/ Twee...

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