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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-8

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JOPLIN POLICE CUTS

  • The Joplin Police Department warns of more cuts as it continues to struggle with funding and officer retention.  The department also announced it will cut several of its current services,  including emergency response to non-injury crashes on private land, responses to misdemeanors, and providing security for 5K runs.

TRUCK DRIVER LAW

  • A new law for Kansas truck drivers will soon take effect, and it's meant to raise awareness of human trafficking.  Starting July first, all new CDL applicants will be required to watch a video and answer questions.  Current CDL drivers must complete this training before they renew their licenses.  Drivers will only have to complete this training once, and it is free.

IRAN ANNOUNCEMENT

  • President Trump is set to make an announcement today about the Iran nuclear deal.  On Monday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the White House to urge the U.S. to remain part of the deal.  The president, who has signaled he will pull out, has until may 12th to make a decision.

HAWAII VOLCANO

  • Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to spew lava and toxic gases on the big island.  The eruption has already consumed dozens of homes and other buildings.  County officials allowed some evacuated residents back in to their homes to pick up essentials yesterday.
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