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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-21

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FIRE TRUCK CRASH

  • Authorities say a Columbus, Kansas engine was responding to a fire on the west end of town, when a medical condition caused the driver to lose consciousness behind the wheel.  The fire truck then left the road and hit a tree.  No word yet on what medical condition caused the driver to pass out.  He was last reported to be alert and stable.      

LAKE OF THE OZARKS CRASH

  • A boat driver is arrested and is facing charges after three people died in a crash.  It happened around 2:00am Saturday morning at the Lake of the Ozarks.  The boat driver, 22-year old Hayden Frazier of Overland Park was arrested under suspicion that he was driving intoxicated.

HAWAII VOLCANO

  • A new threat for Hawaiians on the big island, lava has reached the Pacific ocean which may cause laze, a hazardous mix of glass particles and noxious gas.  More than 40 structures have already been destroyed by lava and one man was hit by lava splatter, shattering his leg from his shin to his foot.

NORTH CAROLINA RESTAURANT CRASH

  • And two people are dead after a North Carolina man drove his car into a restaurant on Sunday.  Police say Richard Self intentionally rammed his car into the Surf and Turf Lodge, killing his daughter, a Gaston County Sheriff's deputy--and one other person.  Self is being held without bond and will be in court later today.
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  • Suppression Systems Help Douse Fire at Joplin Food Company

    Suppression Systems Help Douse Fire at Joplin Food Company

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:40:57 GMT

    Joplin crews work a fire at a frozen food plant.

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    Joplin crews work a fire at a frozen food plant.

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  • MSSU Avoids Million Dollar Fine By Tweaking Its Tuition Increase

    MSSU Avoids Million Dollar Fine By Tweaking Its Tuition Increase

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:25:49 GMT
    Tuition is still going up at Missouri Southern State University, but it's tweaking the cost increase to credit hours to avoid a state fine. Missouri Southern's Board of Governors approved a 15 percent increase in student tuition last April, upping credit hours by $30. But state education law doesn't allow tuition increases beyond the consumer price index. To avoid a $1.1 million fine, MSSU adjusted down the tuition increase to $20 more per credit. "It was supposed...More >>
    Tuition is still going up at Missouri Southern State University, but it's tweaking the cost increase to credit hours to avoid a state fine. Missouri Southern's Board of Governors approved a 15 percent increase in student tuition last April, upping credit hours by $30. But state education law doesn't allow tuition increases beyond the consumer price index. To avoid a $1.1 million fine, MSSU adjusted down the tuition increase to $20 more per credit. "It was supposed...More >>
  • Joplin Jamboree Highlights

    Joplin Jamboree Highlights

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:25:26 GMT
    Highlights from Joplin's football jamboree with Lamar, Webb City and Seneca Friday night. More >>
    Highlights from Joplin's football jamboree with Lamar, Webb City and Seneca Friday night. More >>
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