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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-19

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LT. GOVERNOR KEHOE

  • Missouri's new Lieutenant Governor introduced himself yesterday in a news conference.  Governor Mike Parson selected former state Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe as his successor.  Lieutenant Governor Kehoe is a businessman who has represented parts of Central Missouri in the State Senate since 20-11.

MERCY CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

  • Mercy hospital says it's toughening its safety requirements for construction system-wide in direct response to the 20-11 Joplin tornado.  In a radio interview, mercy officials say they have prioritized securing new hospitals with storm resistant materials and backup generators.

ILLINOIS MANHUNT

  • A manhunt is underway in Southern Illinois for two prisoners who broke out of a county jail. 24-year-old Zachery Shock and 61-year-old Johnny Tipton escaped through a hole created in a brick wall last week.  A third man, who also escaped, was recaptured within hours.

WISCONSIN SOE

  • A State of Emergency has been declared in parts of Wisconsin after a weekend of deadly storms.  Flash floods in the region washed out roads, downed power lines, and created mudslides.  At least 60 sinkholes were reported in Michigan.
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  • Labette County Gets a New Public Health Administrator

    Labette County Gets a New Public Health Administrator

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-07-18 02:33:15 GMT

    "According to the county health rankings, Labette County is ranked 101 out of 103 counties in Kansas for health," said Lisa Hoppock. The newest administrator of Public Health of Labette County would rather be number 1 as opposed to 101, but admits it won't be easy. 

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    "According to the county health rankings, Labette County is ranked 101 out of 103 counties in Kansas for health," said Lisa Hoppock. The newest administrator of Public Health of Labette County would rather be number 1 as opposed to 101, but admits it won't be easy. 

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  • Smoke Test of Joplin Sewer Pipes Detects Inflow of Rainwater Causes

    Smoke Test of Joplin Sewer Pipes Detects Inflow of Rainwater Causes

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:02:47 GMT

      A smoke test  was conducted on a three miles section of the  city’s sanitary sewer system will indicate defects allowing rainwater into treatment plant. 

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      A smoke test  was conducted on a three miles section of the  city’s sanitary sewer system will indicate defects allowing rainwater into treatment plant. 

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  • Anderson Announces Three Signees for PSU Men's Basketball

    Anderson Announces Three Signees for PSU Men's Basketball

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-07-17 22:56:58 GMT

    The 2018-2019 Pit State signing class is now up to seven players, including three high school players and four transfers. 

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    The 2018-2019 Pit State signing class is now up to seven players, including three high school players and four transfers. 

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