KOAM Morning News to Know 2-11

FORT SCOTT, Kan. – Kansas officers investigate a shooting Saturday. Fort Scott Police got the call around noon. They were called to a home on the 11 hundred block of east oak. There you can see bullet holes through a front door and broken glass. A male was shot and taken by medical helicopter to the hospital. Sheriff Bill Martin says he is a person of interest. Sheriff’s deputies are assisting Fort Scott police in the investigation.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Graffiti, found in Joplin parks is frustrating officials and desecrating one woman’s memorial to her late son. Katrin Herd met with parks and rec officials early last week to clean up spray paint covering her son’s butterfly garden, fountain and plaque in Parr Hill Park. Vandals also struck at Wildcat Glades where spray paint coated picnic tables, rocks and trees.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Friday was a “moving day” for staff of the newest VA clinic, located in Joplin. The facility is set to start seeing veteran patients, this week. Services include primary care, limited lab work including ultrasound and radiology, hearing aid assistance, and even services for homeless veterans.

NEOSHO, Mo. – A change in tax rates means many Americans are seeing less of a refund this year. On average, filers’ tax refunds are about one hundred seventy dollars lower than in 2018. This is accredited to lower tax rates, meaning less of a tax liability on income. It also means a smaller refund, though, for those who did not withhold more from their paychecks throughout the year.