KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-13-17

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-13-17
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FARMERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS

Representatives from Missouri’s Democratic party visit Joplin to discuss planned legislation for farmers. Democrats have called their legislation the “Farmers’ Bill of Rights,” and it includes three components. One of them is the “right to rural opportunity.” Representatives from Missouri’s Republican party issued a statement to KOAM and the statement did not address specific parts of the proposed legislation.

PITTSBURG HOUSE FIRE

A fire late Monday night claimed the home of a Pittsburg family. The fire happened in the 500 Block of West Forest Street. A family of four was in the home. Three of them were able to get out before firefighters arrived, while a man inside was rescued by two firefighters. He was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation. The fire did damage some nearby homes. A cause has yet to be determined.

AL FRANKEN REPLACEMENT

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is expected to name a replacement for Al Franken today, after the two-term senator resigned last week amid sexual misconduct allegations. Governor Dayton is under pressure to keep the seat in democratic hands and appoint someone who has a good shot at winning a special election for the seat next November.