KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 9-20
TRIPLE R RECYCLING FIRE
Joplin fire crews respond to a fire late Wednesday night at Triple R Recycling. Bystanders on the street said that they heard two explosions and the building caught fire. The Joplin Fire Department has not determined the cause of the fire just yet. No injuries have been reported.
Federal grants could mean improvements for the Joplin Regional Airport. The airport has received a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration totaling more than $7.5 Million dollars. The funds will be used to remove, and then re-construct taxiway “D”. It’s one of the oldest taxiways at the airport and has seen a lot of wear and tear since bigger jets have been brought to the airport.
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, after first withholding a decision, has announced how she’d vote on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The democrat announced on Wednesday that she would vote no on the judge’s confirmation to the supreme court. The senator’s decision comes amid accusations that Judge Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman more than 30 years ago.
TRUMP’S RESPONSE TO FLORENCE
President Trump is vowing to help communities rebuild in the wake of hurricane Florence. On Wednesday, the president got a first-hand look at the devastation it left behind. Mister Trump visited both North and South Carolina, where the storm is being blamed for the deaths of at least 35 people in those two states.
This is the final day of a three-day summit between the leaders of North and South Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-In say they’ve reached agreements on a wide range of topics. Although not on the issue of de-nuclearization. The white house says the talks are a sign that its approach to Pyongyang is working.