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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-24

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NEW JOPLIN COUNCIL MEMBER

  • The Joplin City Council elects its newest member last night after the resignation of Joshua Bard.
     The council members selected Anthony Monteleone as the newest member.  Monteleone says he hopes to raise pay scales across the board, but especially for the police and fire department.

K-9 DONATION

  • Fur Ever Friends of K-9 Heroes on Wednesday presented a check for $1,000 to the Newton County Sheriff's office.  The money will go directly to the department’s K-9 unit.  All the money was raised through a Star Wars themed fundraiser.

STERLING BROWN

  • Rookie, Sterling Brown, will take legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department.  On Wednesday, Milwaukee police released body camera footage showing officers tackling the Milwaukee Bucks player to the ground before tazing and arresting him.  The city's police chief has apologized for the officers actions.

NO KNEELING FINES

  • Jets owner, Christopher Johnson, says he'll pay any fines players are subjected to, as part of the NFL's no-kneeling policy.  Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the new rules Wednesday.  Players like Colin Capernick and others, have chosen to kneel for the national anthem to protest racial injustice.
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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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