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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 8-9

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NEGATIVE COMMENTS

  • Comments made by a member of the Joplin Use Tax committee are stirring up some controversy.  Fraternal Order of Police President Shelby Howard says a member of the Joplin Use Tax Committee made "disparing and degrading" remarks aimed at the police and fire departments.  They also allege he made negative remarks toward officers that have fallen in the line of duty.

DIALYSIS DELAY

  • A Pittsburg Dialysis Center finally gets the inspection needed to now accept patients on Medicare.  Davita Hopefield Dialysis at Centennial and Rouse was built in 2016 and currently sits empty.  It's taken two years for the state to inspect the facility's practices and water purification center.  The center will hold an open house August 14th at 10:00am.

KANSAS GOVERNOR RACE

  • More than a quarter of a million votes were cast in the race between Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach and Incumbent Governor Jeff Colyer.  At this point Kobach leads by fewer than 200  votes.              But eight to 10,000 provisional ballots have not been counted.  And mail-in ballots postmarked Tuesday have until Friday to arrive in local election officials' offices.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

  • Firefighters from around the globe are in California, battling more than a dozen major wildfires.   A man arrested for allegedly starting one near Los Angeles will be in court today.  51-year old Forrest Gordon Clark could face life in prison if convicted.  The Carr fire in the northern part of California is less than half contained.

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  • MO Supreme Court to Assign Judge in Carl Junction Child Murder Case

    MO Supreme Court to Assign Judge in Carl Junction Child Murder Case

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 8:07 PM EDT2018-10-18 00:07:32 GMT
    Jalen Vaden in Court on August 20th, 2018Jalen Vaden in Court on August 20th, 2018

    The Missouri Supreme Court might have to assign a special judge to a Carl Junction child murder case. There have now been six judges in a 2017 child murder case in southwest Missouri, four of which have recused themselves. Jalen Vaden is accused of killing 3-year-old Jayda Kyle at the Carl Junction home he shared with the child's mother. Vaden is charged with second degree murder and abuse or neglect resulting in death. Jasper County Associate Court Judge Joseph Hensley presided...

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    The Missouri Supreme Court might have to assign a special judge to a Carl Junction child murder case. There have now been six judges in a 2017 child murder case in southwest Missouri, four of which have recused themselves. Jalen Vaden is accused of killing 3-year-old Jayda Kyle at the Carl Junction home he shared with the child's mother. Vaden is charged with second degree murder and abuse or neglect resulting in death. Jasper County Associate Court Judge Joseph Hensley presided...

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  • Pittsburg Shooting Suspect Arrested In Texas

    Pittsburg Shooting Suspect Arrested In Texas

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-10-17 16:21:51 GMT
    Eric CraveyEric Cravey

    Texas authorities arrest a man wanted for shooting a woman in Pittsburg over the weekend.  According to Pittsburg Police, Eric James Cravey was arrested around 3a.m. this morning.  Cravey was taken into custody by Hill County, Texas Sheriff's Department.  He will face extradition proceedings soon.  The 34 year old suspect is accused of shooting Vanessa McWhirt-Martin last Saturday.  She was last reported in critical condition.  Authorities have not rel...

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    Texas authorities arrest a man wanted for shooting a woman in Pittsburg over the weekend.  According to Pittsburg Police, Eric James Cravey was arrested around 3a.m. this morning.  Cravey was taken into custody by Hill County, Texas Sheriff's Department.  He will face extradition proceedings soon.  The 34 year old suspect is accused of shooting Vanessa McWhirt-Martin last Saturday.  She was last reported in critical condition.  Authorities have not rel...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-17

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-10-17 12:34:38 GMT

    Economic experts discussed ways to grow southeast Kansas as well as issues holding it back at the Pittsburg Regional Economic Outlook Conference.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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    Economic experts discussed ways to grow southeast Kansas as well as issues holding it back at the Pittsburg Regional Economic Outlook Conference.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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