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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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  • The Big Serve

    The Big Serve

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-09-20 01:48:37 GMT

    The Big Serve, put on by the Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, Kansas, kicked off Monday and wraps up Sunday. During that time, church volunteers will complete 17 community service projects.

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    The Big Serve, put on by the Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, Kansas, kicked off Monday and wraps up Sunday. During that time, church volunteers will complete 17 community service projects.

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  • Bus Drivers & Aids Show Goodman Students How Not to Ride the Bus

    Bus Drivers & Aids Show Goodman Students How Not to Ride the Bus

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:07:21 GMT

     A school bus safety lesson today at Goodman Elementary  had drivers and aids acting  like students to show what not to do on a bus

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     A school bus safety lesson today at Goodman Elementary  had drivers and aids acting  like students to show what not to do on a bus

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  • Neosho, Missouri Signs New City Manager

    Neosho, Missouri Signs New City Manager

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:54:20 GMT
    Leland ButcherLeland Butcher
    Leland ButcherLeland Butcher
    The Neosho City Council announces Leland Butcher as the new Neosho City Manager. The Council and Butcher made a contractual agreement during a closed session on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018. They announced it in the regularly scheduled open meeting that followed. According to the City, Leland Butcher and his wife George Ann currently reside in Bentonville, Arkansas and he is currently working on a PhD in Public Administration. He currently holds an AS Degree in Law Enforcement ...More >>
    The Neosho City Council announces Leland Butcher as the new Neosho City Manager. The Council and Butcher made a contractual agreement during a closed session on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018. They announced it in the regularly scheduled open meeting that followed. According to the City, Leland Butcher and his wife George Ann currently reside in Bentonville, Arkansas and he is currently working on a PhD in Public Administration. He currently holds an AS Degree in Law Enforcement ...More >>
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