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OKLAHOMA SHOOTING DEATH

  • Investigators says brothers Willie and Waylon Russell entered a home and shot and killed the owner, Dinh Van Hoang.  Willie and Waylon Russell were arrested on potential charges of first degree murder and shooting with intent to kill.  A judge set their bonds at $750,000 each.

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS

  • New trail construction kicks off at Pittsburg Community Middle School yesterday.  Additional walking and biking trails are planned for Westside Elementary School, and George Nettles Elementary School, and all three trails are expected to be completed, by the end of the summer.  The total cost of the "safe routes to school" project in Pittsburg, is a little more than $240,000.

MORE MANAFORT CHARGES

  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is facing new criminal charges.  Last night, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller accused him of witness tampering.  They say Manafort tried to contact two people in an effort to influence their testimony in his tax and money laundering case.  Mueller's team asked a judge to revoke or revise the terms of Manafort's bail. 

GUATEMALA VOLCANO

  • Dozens are now confirmed dead in Guatemala following the eruption of Volcano Del Fuego on Sunday.  Officials fear more victims may have been trapped under the steaming-hot ash and mud flows.  The eruption has forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes... Many are now living in shelters outside the nation's capital, Guatemala City.
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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 8-16

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 8-16

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-08-16 12:30:03 GMT

    Two men are dead from the extreme weather that slammed Montgomery County, Kansas on Tuesday.  That weather included a tornado that touched down in the Elk City Area, and heavy rains which spurred 40 to 50 water rescues in Independence, Kansas. Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Two men are dead from the extreme weather that slammed Montgomery County, Kansas on Tuesday.  That weather included a tornado that touched down in the Elk City Area, and heavy rains which spurred 40 to 50 water rescues in Independence, Kansas. Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Extreme Weather Kills Father and Son

    Extreme Weather Kills Father and Son

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:06:03 GMT

    "We're actually headed to the widow's house to pay our condolences," said Brian Liming. Liming and his friends paid a brief stop to a spot on a county road, just north of Independence, Kansas. It's where Brian's high school classmate Dennis Catron Jr. and his father, Dennis Catron Sr., lost their lives. 

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    "We're actually headed to the widow's house to pay our condolences," said Brian Liming. Liming and his friends paid a brief stop to a spot on a county road, just north of Independence, Kansas. It's where Brian's high school classmate Dennis Catron Jr. and his father, Dennis Catron Sr., lost their lives. 

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  • Families Respond: No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    Families Respond: No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:44:13 GMT
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    Mr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the rightMr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the right

    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

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    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

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