KOAM Morning News to Know 2-5

ARMA, Kan. – Crawford County deputies arrest a man accused of stabbing his wife to death and injuring her grandmother. Yesterday around noon, the Crawford County Sheriff received a 911 call about a domestic dispute underway at a home at 423 North 69 Highway. Authorities say Jeremy Delmarco stabbed his wife Brandy Delmarco who later died. Delmarco is in the Crawford County jail awaiting charges.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg Police arrested Richard Dickerson who they believe set a homeless woman’s blanket on fire while she was sleeping in it. The victim told business owners she thought a hand warmer she was using caught the blanket on fire. The business owners checked security camera footage that authorities say showed the suspect setting the blanket on fire. Dickerson has been charged with aggravated arson.

FORT SCOTT, Kan. – The former “Mercy Hospital” in Fort Scott is now the newest health clinic run by the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas. The clinic opened its doors to the public yesterday, and there was no shortage of patients. While the facility will no long provide inpatient care, like surgery or delivering babies, it’s still a place where Bourbon County residents can receive primary care. That includes doctor’s checkups, x-rays, and mammograms.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – New Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt yesterday delivered his first State of the State address. In it, he highlighted his plans to follow through on his campaign promise to make Oklahoma “a top 10 state”. In the Governor’s $8.2 billion dollar budget plan, he included more pay raises for teachers. The governor also touched on reducing the state’s prison population and expanding the governor’s power.