KOAM Morning News to Know 4-25

KOAM Morning News to Know 4-25

MAYES COUNTY, Okla. – Three people in Mayes County, Oklahoma are accused of starving, beating, and handcuffing a nine-year-old girl. Joel, Amanda, and Allison Smith are charged with child neglect and child abuse. The girl told deputies that she was fed only once a day. She said she wasn’t able to use the bathroom and was forced to wear a diaper. Authorities say the victim also said she was handcuffed inside a “pack n play” so she couldn’t go anywhere at night.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Kan. – The Kansas Highway Patrol has released the name of the 24-year old Atchison woman killed in a rush hour wreck in Jefferson County, Kansas yesterday morning. KHP says Hannah lager died when her car collided with a tractor trailer on k-4, about two miles north of valley falls. Lager was a teacher at at Valley Falls High School.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin’s Sunshine Lamp Trolley is temporarily suspending its Saturday service. The suspension is due to a shortage of CDL drivers. There are three trolley routes currently and only three drivers. Officials say although they do not ever want to suspend a service there is no way to safely operate six days a week. Interviews for more drivers took place this week but training could still take up to three months.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – Measles has reached a 25 year high in the U.S. The Associated Press reports the number of cases has reached 695. One case has been reported in Jefferson County, Missouri. Local officials say if you were born after 1957, and don’t have documentation of a vaccination, you should look into getting the MMR vaccine. The second highest number of measles cases in the U.S. was in 2014 with 667 cases.