KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 9-21

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 9-21
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MARYLAND SHOOTING

A 26-year old woman took her own life after shooting co-workers at a Rite-Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland. Three people were killed in the Thursday attack, and another three suffered gunshot wounds. Police have not determined a motive…but witnesses say the suspect got into an argument before she started shooting.

TRIPLE R RECYCLING FIRE

An overnight fire Wednesday night destroys the Triple R Recycling Center in Joplin. Deputy Fire Chief Andy Nemo says large barrels of aluminum powder may be what sparked large explosions at the center. The JPD closed off several roads in the area Wednesday night so firefighters could battle the blaze.

HEALTHY SCHOOLS

19 schools in Missouri are being recognized as the healthiest schools in the nation and three are in Monett. The school district holds six ‘walk to school’ weeks each year, along with after school walking programs. The district’s wellness coordinator worked with the city to use part of a transportation tax to add painted crosswalks, new sidewalks, and signage.

KAVANAUGH CONTROVERSY

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he’s ready to testify and wants to clear his name of a decades-old sexual assault allegation. Lawyers for his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, say she’ll testify sometime next week, provided they can agree to fair terms. Kavanaugh has denied groping Ford and putting his hand over her mouth at a high school party in the 1980s.

FLORENCE FLOODING

The flooding threat in the Carolinas continues, one week after Florence hits. The new owner of the Carolina Panthers announced a $1-Million dollar donation to the red cross, nearly half a million to regional food banks, and aid to high school athletic programs affected by storm damage.