KOAM News to Know 11-12

Fairview, Mo – A judge orders the suspect in a Fairview shooting to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Ty Cline is charged with First Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action. Police say he got into an argument with a neighbor over some tools. During that argument, Cline allegedly shot the man twice. CLine says the victim, William Gunter, pulled a gun first. Police say there was no evidence backing the claim. Gunter survived the shooting. Cline will be back in court in January.

Joplin, Mo – A Jopin business man says the city is stopping him from providing a place for medical marijuana patients to smoke or use edibles at his business. Chris Shumate is the owner of The Smoking Capricorn. He’s now started a petition to get the city council to create an ordinance allowing him to create a private room at his business for medical marijuana users. Shumate is scheduled to address the council about his concerns and his petition at the council meeting next Monday.

Pittsburg, Ks – Residents in Pittsburg are pushing for the city to ad a non-discrimination ordinance. Q Space, a support group for LGBTQ people in Pittsburg, is circulating a petition that will get the city to create a non-discrimination ordinance. The group plans to present the petition to the City Commission during their meeting this evening.

Joplin, Mo – The cold weather is increasing the demand for coats at a Joplin non-profit. Crosslines can’t seem to keep kids coats on the rack and is calling on the community for donations. Officials say they’re seeing fewer coat drives, leading to a lack of inventory. The organization is looking for coats of any size for both kids and adults. Any local businesses or churches interested in helping with a coat drive should contact Crosslines.

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