KOAM News to Know 11-13

Pittsburg, Ks – Protestors in Kansas push back at what they see as predators Pay Day Loans and they don’t want lawmakers to take action. Kansans for Payday Loan Reform held conferences at sites across the state, one of which is in Pittsburg, to push for change. They want lawmakers to create stiffer regulations for the companies to lower their interests rates, increase the payback time to six months, and lower monthly payments to fiver percent in a borrowers’ paycheck.

Joplin, Mo – Nobody was hurt when a fire broke out at “Little Pigs Barbeque” in Joplin. The fire on East Broadway happened late Monday night just before 11:00 P.M. 17 firefighters responded and were there until just before 1:00 A.M. putting out the fire. The Fire Department is investigating what started it.

Ottawa County, Ok – Ottawa County officials approved funding yesterday to address the issue relation to an electrical fire at the Ottawa County Jail. It happened last month. The county had moved inmates to Tulsa County. Sheriff Floyd says he hopes to get inmates back into the Ottawa County Jail by the end of the week or early next week after electrical repairs have been inspected and certified.

Fort Scott, Ks – A New Jersey man is spending some time in Fort Scott as he travels across America. William Galloway is calling the open road home for now as he treks across the country to Washington. Galloway suffered a traumatic brain injury 14 years ago. He says this journey started as a simple trip to get to a specialized clinic for help. Along the way, he began sharing his story with others in the hopes of spreading awarness and understanding.