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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-16

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KANSAS HIGHER-ED FUNDING

  • The Kansas Governor aims to restore some of Pittsburg State's funding.  Governor Jeff Colyer signed the state budget bill on Tuesday restoring $15-Million in state higher education funding.   The budget bill restores about $640-Thousand to PSU for the 2019 fiscal year that begins in July.  Roughly  $610-Thousand will go to the university's general fund.

OVERTURNED CONVICTION COMPENSATION

  • Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer on Tuesday signed a new law that will grant cash compensation to wrongly convicted residents for time served behind bars.  The legislation says that if a guilty verdict is overturned, the person who was wrongfully convicted is eligible for $65-Thousand for each year of incarceration.  The Kansas law takes effect in July.

NORTH KOREA THREATS

  • The White House says the U.S. is examining North Korea's threat to cancel an upcoming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.  On Wednesday, the North warned it may no longer be interested in the meeting if President Trump presses for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.  President Trump and Kim are due to meet in Singapore on June 12.

SEVERE WEATHER

  • Parts of the Northeast are cleaning up following deadly weather on Tuesday.  Heavy rain, hail and powerful winds hit the region...flooding roads and uprooting trees from Washington D.C. to Boston.  Hundreds of thousands of customers lost power.
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  • Vigil Planned to Honor Joplin Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Vigil Planned to Honor Joplin Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:32:34 GMT

    The community plans a vigil to honor  a Joplin officer and his wife, both killed in a motorcycle crash.

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    The community plans a vigil to honor  a Joplin officer and his wife, both killed in a motorcycle crash.

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  • A Joplin Officer and Wife Killed in Crash

    A Joplin Officer and Wife Killed in Crash

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:25:49 GMT
    David and Stacey BrewerDavid and Stacey Brewer

    According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the two-vehicle crash happened at NW 100th and Highway 160 west of Columbus, Kansas around 9:59 a.m. Friday morning, July 20th, 2018. Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Highway 160 when a 2007 Pontiac passenger car pulled onto the highway and the two vehicles collided. 42-year-old David Brewer was driving the motorcycle. His wife, 41-year-old Stacey Brewe...

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    According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the two-vehicle crash happened at NW 100th and Highway 160 west of Columbus, Kansas around 9:59 a.m. Friday morning, July 20th, 2018. Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Highway 160 when a 2007 Pontiac passenger car pulled onto the highway and the two vehicles collided. 42-year-old David Brewer was driving the motorcycle. His wife, 41-year-old Stacey Brewe...

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  • Miami Arson/Burglary Arrest, Court Documents Received

    Miami Arson/Burglary Arrest, Court Documents Received

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:01:20 GMT
    Joseph WilliamsJoseph Williams
    Joseph WilliamsJoseph Williams
    KOAM/FOX 14 receives court documents after a Miami, Oklahoma man is arrested for arson, burglary and drug possession. The Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office has charged 29-year-old Joseph Williams with the following: -One count of second degree arson (felony) for setting fire to Anders Shoes located at 27 South Main Street on July 10th, 2018 -Two counts of second degree burglary (felony) for breaking and entering into Anders Shoes twice in July of 2018 -One count of possession of...More >>
    KOAM/FOX 14 receives court documents after a Miami, Oklahoma man is arrested for arson, burglary and drug possession. The Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office has charged 29-year-old Joseph Williams with the following: -One count of second degree arson (felony) for setting fire to Anders Shoes located at 27 South Main Street on July 10th, 2018 -Two counts of second degree burglary (felony) for breaking and entering into Anders Shoes twice in July of 2018 -One count of possession of...More >>
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