KOAM Morning News to Know 3-4

PITTSBURG, Kan. – A winter storm dropped snow in the four states creating slick roads and bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures. Drivers in Pittsburg Sunday morning faced flurries of snow and covered roads. Snow plows were out early working to clear roads.

JOPLIN, Mo. – This bitter cold may have you running indoors to warm up, but don’t forget your four legged friends who may be outdoors. The Joplin Humane Society says that while your pets may look warm with all that hair and fur, they get cold just like us. With the current frigid temps it’s a good idea to get those pets out of the wind and snow and get them indoors.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Senior and disabled renters are seeing a tax credit become a target of lawmakers in Missouri. Senate Bill 208 would modify the senior citizens property tax credit program by removing renters from eligibility making the program only applicable to homeowners. This year, the Missouri Department of Revenue changed the way renters file their tax credit forms, removing a part of the process that would normally share a vital piece of information, the landlord’s tax ID.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The opening of the goodwill store in Pittsburg creates competition for community donations, even old clothes. So, the Pittsburg Salvation Army is reminding people of its efforts that keep funds local. The army gets thousands of clothing items every month for its thrift store. After several months without selling, items are sent to SEK recycling, another non-profit in Pittsburg, which tries to sell it again. From there leftover clothes, get bailed and sold to a processor in Texas. Those profits are shared with the army, to help the local community.