KOAM Morning News to Know 12-24

FATAL TRAIN ACCIDENT

JOPLIN, Mo. – A train hits and kills a pedestrian in Joplin. Joplin police responded to the scene a little after 11:30PM Friday night where 27-year old Joplin resident Arielle Graddy-Idecker was struck by the southbound train at the intersection crossing of 15th and Indiana. Detectives responded to investigate the death. No vehicles were involved.

SPRINGFIELD SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A shooting occurred Saturday night in Springfield, Missouri. Police say an individual was shot with non-life threatening injuries. Police are still trying to determine what happened. Springfield police say that seven total victims were injured during the shooting. One of the victims is in critical condition. The suspect has not been identified.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown enters day three today. White house acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says it’s very possible the shutdown will stretch into the new year. He said the White House presented democrats a counter-offer on president trump’s border wall and is awaiting a response.

MATTIS OUT EARLY

WASHINGTON – President trump has forced out Secretary of Defense James Mattis two months earlier than planned. The general resigned following Mister Trump’s decision to remove all U.S. troops from Syria. Trump tweeted on Sunday that he’s naming Deputy Defense Chief Patrick Shanahan as acting defense secretary.

INDONESIA TSUMANI

SERANG, Indonesia – The death toll in a tsunami that hit Indonesia on Saturday has risen past 280, with more than one-thousand people injured and many missing. As the tsunami rolled in, this rock band was playing on a beach. The stage heaved forward and buckled under the force of the water. The group released a statement saying the bass player, guitarist and road manager were killed and others missing.