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Oklahoma Department of Human Services Cuts Budget by 30 Million Dollars Video included

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It's playtime at Jelly Bean Kids Childcare in Commerce, Oklahoma. As the kids are digging in the dirt and flying on the swings, it becomes harder and harder for their parents to send them to a licensed daycare like this one. "It's a trickle down really. Whenever you've got cuts a state funded department, you've got families who can't afford to pay daycare and work at the same time" says director, Jennifer Trease. The alternative options to a licensed daycare might not be a... More>>

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Five Workers Walk Out on the Southeast Kansas Humane Society Video included

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Four employees and one volunteer at the Southeast Kansas Humane Society have resigned over alleged poor working conditions.

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Miami Searches For Bridge Approach Flooding Solutions

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John Mitchell owns Big Daddy's Barbeque, less than a mile off of the Highway 125 bridge over the Neosho River. Its repeatedly flooded bridge approach puts a damper on his business. "It puts us back, and we have to start all over again from scratch" says owner, John Mitchell. 3/4th of the town is on the other side of the bridge, so when the approach floods, the bridge closes and it's john's restaurant that gets rained on. "The bridge being closed, yes it does hurt my... More>>

Neosho Officer Shoots & Kills Armed Suspect; Missouri Highway Patrol Investigating Video included

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The Missouri Highway Patrol investigates a fatal shooting involving a Neosho police officer. A preliminary autopsy is complete on the man shot and killed this morning.  The coroner and highway patrol  identify  the man as 52 year old Joshua D. Daniels from Tulsa, Oklahoma.        

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Death Investigation in Joplin

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?On July 19, 2017 at 5:42 AM Joplin Fire and METS responded to 3012 Even Avenue in for a medical call. The patient was transported to the hospital. ?On July 19, 2017 at 5:06 PM Joplin Police were called to Mercy Hospital in reference to the patient from the medical call. Shortly after, the patient, Vickey S. Phillips, 60, Joplin, was pronounced deceased. At this time investigators with the Joplin Police Department are conducting a death investigation and... More>>

Making a new Pittsburg Skate Park a Reality

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Pittsburg Parks and Recreation is working to bring a new skate park to the city. 

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Four Staters "Come Out of the Woodwork" to New Joplin Library Video included

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"You can spend your day reading and not even think about it."

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Trek Tech Camp for Visually Impaired Teaches Technology and Confidence with Ropes Course Video included

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          The 4th Annual Trek Tech Camp uses assistive technology and a high ropes course to help the visually impaired. It’s underway now at the the Greenbush Retreat Center in Crawford County, Kansas where some very different lessons are learned away from computers and i-pads.            

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Home Building Trends in Joplin Video included

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     So, you're moving to a new town...and need some housing.
     What do you look for?
     Apartment...duplex?
     Trends in Joplin suggest duplexes have become more and more popular.

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School Lunch Charges Add Up for Some Districts: Charging Policies in the Works Video included

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 Thousands of kids eat breakfast and lunch at school. But for some money runs out and meals get charged. Missouri wants districts to develop formal policies to deal with those debts. 

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No Intent Means No Charges in Child Left in Hot Car Incident Video included

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Police say the child was in the car for 20 minutes before help arrived.

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Opioid Prosecution Video included

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     Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, today signed an executive order to create a prescription drug monitoring program.      Missouri has been the only state in the nation without one.      It's the latest in an effort to combat opioid abuse.      *Another* bill would allow pharmacies to provide needed medication during an overdose.      But some say *it* was rushed. Governor Eric Greitens says he's taking acti... More>>

Body of Misidentified SE KS Man Remains in Wrong California Grave Video included

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"It's a horror."

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Miami Police Department Invests in K-9 Unit Video included

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The Miami Police Department is investing the gift of 20,000 dollars towards a new team member. A team member that is going to help them tackle drugs in the community. "It'll be a multi purpose dog. It'll be a patrol dog and a narcotics detection dog. You know, one of the biggest problems in this whole area of the nation is narcotics and we just wanna take another step and find a way to combat that" says Thomas Anderson, the Miami Police Chief.    With it being 10 ... More>>

Summer Mission For Local Churches Brings Congregation Together

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Tabitha Davison and Nathan Roy are dedicated members of the Impact Life church in Joplin. But its the mission trips to Guatemala that leave an impact on them "It's also is kind of dangerous, but not in the way you'd think. It's dangerous because once you go, it's really hard to come back. And you really want to go and serve more. And you really start to lose patience with all of the things that this culture says is important. And you want to go on and do the really important thi... More>>

New Helipad in Jane

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    If you have an emergency in McDonald county -- first responders can get you help -- faster than before thanks, to a new helipad. Volunteers with the White Rock Fire Department in Jane gathered around Station 2 - to await something they've never had before. The first helicopter to land on a new helipad. The landing zone, or "L-Z", was built on property next to the station donated by the Conservation Department. Officials say if it wasn't for donations -- th... More>>

Christmas in July Craft Sale Raises Money for a Good Cause

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The Plaster Center at Pittsburg State University was turned into a winter wonderland for charity today. About 50 vendors got together to sell their woodwork, knitted items and art with proceeds going to the Youth Crisis Center in Parsons. This is the first year the Christmas in July sale has taken place in Pittsburg. One of the organizer's family raised foster kids growing up, so the event takes on a special meaning to her. "There's a lot of kids that just need love. And someti... More>>

Honoring the Past at the 144th Soldiers and Sailors Reunion.

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History came to life Friday at the 144th Soldiers and Sailors Reunion in Erie, Kansas. 

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Holding Interim Study on Medical Marijuana Video included

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Oklahoma could be the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana, depending on how the November 2018 election turns out, Some residents see it as a safer alternative than what some are already doing to manage pain. "It's an herb, it grows in the ground. It's nothing like all that other stuff that's homemade. It ain't gonna kill you" says Oklahoma resident Dakota Livingston. Patients would have to have a prescription to have pot on them. If the bill is passed

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Manhunt in Carthage Video included

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A manhunt is underway in Carthage, Missouri as multiple law enforcement agencies search for a suspect on the run. 

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  • “Buckle Up” painted in Sarcoxie

    “Buckle Up” painted in Sarcoxie

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:39:51 GMT
    In an effort to help promote teen agers to wear their seat belts, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office reached out to the Missouri Department of Transportation to obtain a stencil for a “Buckle Up" sign. Today with the help of the Sarcoxie Public Works Department, “Buckle Up” was painted at the Sarcoxie schools parking lots. The “Buckle Up” sign will also be painted at the Jasper High School and the Avilla School. More >>
    In an effort to help promote teen agers to wear their seat belts, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office reached out to the Missouri Department of Transportation to obtain a stencil for a “Buckle Up" sign. Today with the help of the Sarcoxie Public Works Department, “Buckle Up” was painted at the Sarcoxie schools parking lots. The “Buckle Up” sign will also be painted at the Jasper High School and the Avilla School. More >>
  • Mailbox tampering on west side of the county.

    Mailbox tampering on west side of the county.

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:27:51 GMT
    Over the past couple of days we had eight different incidents dealing with mailboxes being opened, and some having mail stolen out of them. The incidents have been in an area South of Carl Junction on JJ Hwy, down to Fir, and over West to County Road 303, up to Hunter Road. The area will have increased patrol, but we are seeking the public’s help on this matter. If you see anyone tampering with a mailbox, please get the vehicle information and license plate, and contact dispatc...More >>
    Over the past couple of days we had eight different incidents dealing with mailboxes being opened, and some having mail stolen out of them. The incidents have been in an area South of Carl Junction on JJ Hwy, down to Fir, and over West to County Road 303, up to Hunter Road. The area will have increased patrol, but we are seeking the public’s help on this matter. If you see anyone tampering with a mailbox, please get the vehicle information and license plate, and contact dispatc...More >>
  • AG Derek Schmidt’s office to provide child ID kits, consumer protection information at Cherokee County Fair

    AG Derek Schmidt’s office to provide child ID kits, consumer protection information at Cherokee County Fair

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:38:48 GMT

     Free child identification kits and information to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, scams and deceptive business practices will be offered at next week’s Cherokee County Fair, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. “Protecting Kansas children and consumers are important priorities for our office,” Schmidt said. “I hope folks will stop by our booth to learn more about how they can keep themselves and their families safe. 

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     Free child identification kits and information to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, scams and deceptive business practices will be offered at next week’s Cherokee County Fair, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. “Protecting Kansas children and consumers are important priorities for our office,” Schmidt said. “I hope folks will stop by our booth to learn more about how they can keep themselves and their families safe. 

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  • Five Workers Walk Out on the Southeast Kansas Humane Society

    Five Workers Walk Out on the Southeast Kansas Humane Society

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:57:23 GMT

    Four employees and one volunteer at the Southeast Kansas Humane Society have resigned over alleged poor working conditions.

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    Four employees and one volunteer at the Southeast Kansas Humane Society have resigned over alleged poor working conditions.

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  • Death Investigation in Joplin

    Death Investigation in Joplin

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:25:56 GMT
    ?On July 19, 2017 at 5:42 AM Joplin Fire and METS responded to 3012 Even Avenue in for a medical call. The patient was transported to the hospital. ?On July 19, 2017 at 5:06 PM Joplin Police were called to Mercy Hospital in reference to the patient from the medical call. Shortly after, the patient, Vickey S. Phillips, 60, Joplin, was pronounced deceased. At this time investigators with the Joplin Police Department are conducting a death investigation and...More >>
    ?On July 19, 2017 at 5:42 AM Joplin Fire and METS responded to 3012 Even Avenue in for a medical call. The patient was transported to the hospital. ?On July 19, 2017 at 5:06 PM Joplin Police were called to Mercy Hospital in reference to the patient from the medical call. Shortly after, the patient, Vickey S. Phillips, 60, Joplin, was pronounced deceased. At this time investigators with the Joplin Police Department are conducting a death investigation and...More >>
  • Neosho Officer Shoots & Kills Armed Suspect; Missouri Highway Patrol Investigating

    Neosho Officer Shoots & Kills Armed Suspect; Missouri Highway Patrol Investigating

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:43:42 GMT

    The Missouri Highway Patrol investigates a fatal shooting involving a Neosho police officer. A preliminary autopsy is complete on the man shot and killed this morning.  The coroner and highway patrol  identify  the man as 52 year old Joshua D. Daniels from Tulsa, Oklahoma.        

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    The Missouri Highway Patrol investigates a fatal shooting involving a Neosho police officer. A preliminary autopsy is complete on the man shot and killed this morning.  The coroner and highway patrol  identify  the man as 52 year old Joshua D. Daniels from Tulsa, Oklahoma.        

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  • MSSU Announces Next HOF Class

    MSSU Announces Next HOF Class

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:11:16 GMT

    The list includes a two-sport athlete, a baseball player, a track and field athlete and a former faculty athletic representative.

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    The list includes a two-sport athlete, a baseball player, a track and field athlete and a former faculty athletic representative.

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  • Columbus 15U Baseball Prepares for Regional

    Columbus 15U Baseball Prepares for Regional

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:53:46 GMT

    The team has already won a district title and state title.

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    The team has already won a district title and state title.

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  • MW Nats-Red Finishes Pool Play in Premier Championship

    MW Nats-Red Finishes Pool Play in Premier Championship

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:47:15 GMT

    The Nationals fell to the San Antonio Angels 6-5 in their final game of pool play.

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    The Nationals fell to the San Antonio Angels 6-5 in their final game of pool play.

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