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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-17

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MISSOURI TREATMENT BILL

  • Missouri lawmakers approve a bill that will direct more people toward treatment programs, instead of prison.  The bill creates a pilot program in three counties to treat people struggling with addiction who might otherwise be incarcerated.  The senate had previously passed the bill.

JOPLN AMNESTY DAY

  • The Joplin Municipal Court is looking to work with residents who might have missed a court date or failed to pay a ticket.  An amnesty day will take place at the court house on 303 East Third Street this Friday from 9:30am until 3:30pm.  The amnesty is intended to allow anyone who has an outstanding warrant to show up for court on Friday without fear of facing the consequences.

ILLINOIS SRO STORY

  • An Illinois school resource officer is being called a hero after preventing what would have been a mass shooting.  Mark Dallas, who was assigned to Dixon High School, confronted and injured the armed teenager yesterday.  The 19-year old suspect is in police custody.

ABUSE COMPENSATION

  • Michigan State University has agreed to compensate survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse.  The school will pay $500-Million to more than 300 women and girls abused by the former MSU and USA gymnastics sports doctor.  Nassar will spend his life in prison...for sexually abusing young athletes in his care.
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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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