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Labette County, KS

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
LABETTE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS...

* UNTIL 600 PM CDT TUESDAY

* AT 853 AM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED FLOODING
ACROSS THE WARNED AREA...WITH SOME RURAL LOW WATER CROSSINGS STILL
UNDERWATER DUE TO EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM LAST NIGHTS HEAVY RAINFALL.

THIS WARNING REPLACES THE PREVIOUS FLOOD WARNING IN AFFECT FOR THE
SAME LOCATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. IF YOU
ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS
LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO
PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS SWIFTLY FLOWING
WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY AUTOMOBILE.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN
WICHITA.

&&

LAT...LON 3700 9531 3700 9553 3738 9552 3738 9507
3700 9508

$$

Montgomery County, KS

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS...

* UNTIL 815 PM CDT TUESDAY

* AT 900 AM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED SOME
MINOR FLOODING STILL OCCURRING IN RURAL AREAS ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA...ESPECIALLY FOR LOW WATER CROSSING LOCATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF URBAN
AREAS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...RURAL COUNTRY ROADS
AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING
AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN
WICHITA.

&&

LAT...LON 3700 9596 3739 9597 3738 9552 3718 9552
3700 9553

$$

Nowata County, OK

The Flood Warning continues for
The Verdigris River near Lenapah.
* from late tonight to Wednesday morning, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 1:00 PM Tuesday, the stage was 20.38 feet.
* Flood stage is 30.0 feet.
* Forecast...The Verdigris River near Lenapah is expected to rise to
near flood stage Wednesday before dawn.
* Impact...At 30.0 feet, minor flooding affects farmland and rural
roads.

&&

LAT...LON 3700 9568 3671 9564 3671 9548 3700 9550

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Neosho authorities continue search for leads into high school vandalism Video included

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The Neosho High School is once-again full of bustling teens. But just days prior to the start of classes, it was the site of vandalism. "Quite a bit of property destruction occurred in all these locations," said Neosho Police Chief Dave McCracken.The locations include the agricultural building, a classroom trailer, and the concessions stand. Authorities found broken windows and skylights, damaged computers and hallway destruction. They also discovered damage from discharged fire extinguishers... More>>

State Auditor Announces Audit of the City of Joplin Video included

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A Bar Association Study of MO Public Defenders Stirs Talk of Privatizing the system;Local Representative Comments

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An American Bar Association report called "The Missouri Project" confirms what many people in the court system have known for years, that the state's public defenders have crushing caseloads and can't dedicate the expected hours to some cases."Just out of Jasper County, ten to twenty cases in a day, not everyday," says District Public Defender Darren Wallace as he goes through applications from people needing attorney... More>>

Jasper County Sheriff looking for Assault Suspect of a Law Enforcement Agency

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On August 13th at approximately 10:30 AM, Jasper County Sheriff's Deputies got into a pursuit with a stolen black Chevy Tahoe.  More>>

Webb City Police Warns Business About Scam

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A scam is hitting business in Webb City. The suspect is asking businesses for money needed on softball uniforms.  More>>

8th Annual Dog Swim

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Dogs and their owners are invited to take a dip before the pool is drained for the summer. The Dog Swim is a great way for your pup to get relief from the summer heat.


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Vernon County Fugitive Task Force Arrest Eleven Fugitives

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Eleven more people are behind bars ranging from probation violations, false imprisonment, and assault to possession of a controlled substance, tampering with a motor vehicle, and failure to register as a sex offender were served by the Task Force last week.  More>>

Children's Haven Receives $18,000 Grant From General Mills

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CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLS TO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDREN
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Children's Haven Receives an $18,000 Grant

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CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLSTO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDREN Joplin, MO –Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri has received an $18,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation on behalf of the Joplin General Mills Community Action Council, to support their crisis care services for children in Southwest Missouri. “We are grateful to General Mills for their on-going support and this year's grant will help continue our mission of making area children safer.” sai... More>>

Carl Junction School District officials say early dismissal on Fridays will allow teachers to better collaborate Video included

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Getting out of school early is not something you will generally hear kids complain about and this year, Carl Junction Schools will dismiss early on every Friday. More>>

Hospital property donation to city of Joplin will extend Cunningham Park

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Joplin's Irving elementary sits on the south end of property that was once the Saint John's hospital campus. Now the north end is getting a purpose. Mercy hospital donated land to the city of Joplin so Cunningham park can be extended.Cunningham park is a place where children play but also one with memorials to those killed in the Joplin tornado. Now the land across the street where St. John's hospital once stood will ... More>>

***Update*** Jake's Fireworks Video included

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Pittsburg, KS - Update from Sheriff Dan Peak, Statement from Owner/CEO of Jake's Fireworks Jake Marietta
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TBRA Applications Halted - Demand Exceeds Availability

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GIRARD, KS – The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), one of the recipients of Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) grant, announced that they will no longer accept applications for the TBRA program, effective at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 18th, 2014. SEK-CAP has received enough eligible applications to meet the funding capacity for this grant year. No applications will be accepted after 4:30pm on Monday, August 18th. SEK-CAP will issue another press release to notify the publi... More>>

The Benders: A Two Part Report

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In the early 1870's, four German immigrants settled on the prairie of Labette County, Kansas. They built a house with a general store, and kept the doors open for travelers. From afar, they might have seemed ordinary. Up close, they were anything but. "One of them would go around the back of the blanket and conk them on the back of the head with the hammer," said Jim Hogben. "They were serial killers," said Michelle Martin. "There was as many as 11 or 12 people buried in their backyard," sai... More>>

Law enforcement officials offer tips for parents reviewing back to school safety with their kids

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Local law enforcement officials remind parents of the importance of reviewing back to school safety with their children. More>>

Carl Junction Man Pleads Guilty to Failed Attempt to Receive Tornado Benefits

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Carl Junction, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to making false statements to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a failed attempt to fraudulently receive federal disaster benefits following the tornado that struck the city of Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, killing 158 people and causing more than $2.9 billion in damage.Gary L. Mitchell, Jr., 35, of Carl... More>>

Joplin High School delays grand opening

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School is delayed for students of the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center. More>>

Phone call scam using local area codes Video included

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While most scam phone calls come from an unrecognized number, some residents in the Four States are seeing a recent trend in scam artists using local area codes. More>>

More than 400 pieces of ancient African art see the light at Missouri Southern State University

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More than 400 pieces of ancient African art are now seeing the light at Missouri Southern State University, after being hidden a way in storage for nearly 15 years. Most of the pieces are ritualistic, religious items from the Congo, dating back to the 19th century. Some pieces even date back to the mid 1500's. More>>

Joplin is home to another ice cream shop Video included

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Baskin Robbins planned a soft opening, but customers keep coming in droves to the store between 30th and 31st Streets on Main Street. More>>

Local law enforcement officials work together to keep Marian Days safe Video included

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The nearly 70,000 people who are attending the 37th annual Marian Days festival in Carthage are not letting a little rain bring down their tents. More>>

Miners Hall Museum works to preserve local history by investing in next generation Video included

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The Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS is working to preserve local history by investing in the next generation. More>>

Pittsburg Charity Duck Dash draws in $12,000 for Special Olympics Video included

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This year's Pittsburg Charity Duck Dash draws in an estimated $12,000 to benefit Special Olympics. More>>

Annual Shoal Creek Water Festival offers boat races, kids games and conservation lessons Video included

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Four-staters gathered along Shoal Creek in Joplin to visit the educational booths, see the kids' shoe box boat race and partake in the duck race. More>>

Jasper County family displaced after house fire Video included

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Officials with the Carthage Fire Department say they were called shortly after 7 PM to a home on Country Drive 191, just outside of Oronogo. Multiple fire crews from Jasper County reported to the scene. More>>

"Into the Storm" hits too close to home for some Four States residents Video included

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"Into the Storm" released in theaters nationwide today and features realistic effects depicting the path of a deadly tornado. Local psychiatrists warn that scenes in the movie could have a negative impact on viewers who have experienced a tornado firsthand. More>>

Texas Man Arrested Inside of Sheriff's Vehicle

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Carthage, MO - On 8-8-2014, at approximately 5:30 am, Jasper County Deputies along with Carthage Police Dept. and Joplin Police Dept. , arrested a 17-Year old male for 1st degree Burglary and Tampering with a motor vehicle.While working at the Marion Days celebration in Carthage, Mo., Officers from Joplin and Carthage were alerted to a Jasper County Sheriff's K-9 vehicle when they heard the K-9 barking.The Officers along with a Jasper County Deputy arrested the teenager inside of the Sheriff'... More>>

Neosho Transportation Development District Forced to Delay Opening Project Bids

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The Neosho Transportation Development District sees another delay in road improvement projects. More>>

Southeast Kansas homeowner forced to change address Video included

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For the past 15 years Jodi Rae and her family have lived in their home on Harper Road in Parsons, Kansas. More>>

Carl Junction church destroyed by fire faces second rebuild after destruction in 2003 tornado Video included

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The United Methodist church in Carl Junction faces rebuilding again. It’s been more than a decade since the same church was hit by a tornado. Now it’s fire. A fire believed to be caused by lightning and the National Weather Service confirms five to six hundred lightning strikes between 3:00 amand 4:00 amthis morning. And that's when crews got the fire call. Church members are saddened because they say new things ... More>>

Joplin Man Charged with Attempting to Entice a Minor for Sex

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OFFICIAL REPORT FROM OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was charged in federal court today with attempting to entice a minor for illicit sexual activity. Erik Leroy Clark, 35, of Joplin, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Clark remains in federal custody pending a detention heari... More>>

Pittsburg Parks & Rec to Open Burn Site

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Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department will be opening the burn site this Saturday, August 9th from 8:00am to Noon.The burn site is located 1 ½ miles east of Rouse on Quincy Street. This site is for tree limbs and brush; please no household trash, landscape timbers, etc.In the event of inclement weather, please call our cancellation hotline at 620-232-PARK (7275) for the current status of the burn site or possible closing.Contact the Pittsburg Parks Recreation office a... More>>

Issues Continue Over McCune Schools

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STATEMENT FROM USD 247 SUPERINTENDENT DR. GLENN FORTMAYER REGARDING MCCUNE SCHOOL BUILDING BEING USED FOR COMMUNITY USECherokee, KS - The USD 247 Board of Education would like to see the former McCune school building in productive use, and being used by the city is a great use. It helps the community, but does not injure the district fiscally or create another district school within USD 247.A recent press release from the City of McCune ignores and does not share the USD 247 Board of Educatio... More>>

Ambulance Crash Takes Nevada Man's Life

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Cass County (MO) - Missouri State Highway Patrol reported at 11:27PM, August 7, 2014, Shelby Brandt of Nevada, MO has passed away. An emergency vehicle driven by Gavin Crocker, 25, slid on wet pavement and traveled of the roadway. The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its top. The accident occurred on I-49 at mile marker 162.4. The emergency vehicle was heading northbound.Brandt, 65, was being transported to the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Brandt's body was released to Jackson County ... More>>

Ottawa County Officials Issue Random Jury Summons for Upcoming Trial Tuesday Video included

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Several Ottawa County residents out running errands at Walmart were greeted with an unexpected surprise yesterday...a summons for jury duty.  More>>

The Southeast School District puts spending on hold, after a petition and clerical error on a tax levy put nearly $430 thousand dollars in jeopardy. Video included

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The Southeast School District puts spending on hold, after a petition and clerical error on a tax levy put nearly $430 thousand dollars in jeopardy. A walkway that was to be enclosed is a capital outlay project that will be put on hold as the Southeast school district deals with a loss of $130 thousand dollars in tax money. All because a resolution to renew a 4 mill levy in 2012 was never published in the paper as req... More>>

Pittsburg hit-and-run leaves one man injured

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On Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 12:22 pm, officers responded to Quincy and Homer for an injury crash involving a moped. More>>

Two teens arrested in Pittsburg burglary

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On Tuesday morning, August 5, 2014, officers responded to Broadway Productions, 216 S. Broadway, for a report of a break-in. The burglary occurred the night before, where numerous smoking devices were stolen. More>>

Fatal Pursuit in Erie Video included

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Erie, KS - The Kansas Highway Patrol reported last night, August 5, around 8PM a 2008 Chevy Truck failed to yield to Erie Police Department southbound on Pryor Road (mile south of Erie). According to the report, the truck left the roadway to the right and broke through a guardrail. The vehicle became airborne and entered the Neosho River where it came to rest on its top.The driver, Timothy Charboneau, did pass away. Next of kin was notified by Erie Chief of Police Dean Cain. Charboneau, 23, w... More>>

Labette Community College hosts educational response training Video included

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At first glance, it may look like an ordinary summer class. But a closer look will show these police officers, hospital officials and educators are learning something intense; they're learning about survival.  More>>

Final clue given in Hidden Cash scavenger hunts in Joplin Video included

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The eighth and final clue in the Hidden Cash scavenger hunt in Joplin has now been given. A finale was held at the Gryphon Building tonight with a variety of drawings for gift cards and cash prizes from the six businesses that sponsored the scavenger hunts. More>>

School District says Cherokee taxpayers overpaid due to Capital Outlay error

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The U.S.D. 247 Board Office has learned that the Capital Outlay taxes for the 2013-2014 school year were accidentally not certified, and therefore should not have been collected. More>>

Groundbreaking Held for New Autism Center Video included

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A major donation puts construction in motion on the "Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism" in Joplin. Officials turned the dirt on the bigger and better clinic for kids with autism. Kids like Regan Dillard who did some digging too. She's been at the center since its start in 2007. The original autism center was destroyed by the 20-11 tornado. The new one will be twenty-thousand square feet, with movable walls and "mock" rooms to simulate places like stores, and theatres. Regan's dad ... More>>

County Clerk Says Voter Turnout Typically Low; Election Could Be Jasper county's Costliest Video included

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Today's primary election could be the most costly one yet for Jasper County. On this election day Missouri voters are deciding constitutional amendments, judgeships and spending on capitol improvements in Joplin.But no surprise to County Clerk Bonnie Earl, turnout is light. Typically in August the percentage of voters at the polls is about twenty percent. She says voter turnout is on track to top that, possibly reachingtwenty-threepercent. Something Earl calls pathetic. There are no long line... More>>

Mt. Carmel Foundation Receives Rita J. Bicknell Women's Health Grant

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (August 3, 2014) –The Mount Carmel Foundation announced that it is the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas. The grant will benefit the Mount Carmel Foundation’s new initiative called “Confidence and Comfort: Empowering Women After Treatment.”The Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund presentation takes place Tuesday, August 5 at 10 a.m. in the Via Christi Cancer Center. Representatives from t... More>>

Joplin City Council approves four contracts for tornado zone infrastructure work

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There is approximately $113 million in the second round of US Department of Housing and Urban Development funding for Joplin tornado recovery. Now, a portion of those dollars has been assigned to specific jobs. "This is what the community needs," said Nick Heatherly, Joplin Public Works Director. "This is what we've been working for for several years now is to actually get some of these measured infrastructure repair dollars coming into the community and making the need repairs."The repairs h... More>>

Amendment 5 on Missouri ballot focuses on gun rights in the state Video included

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One of the questions Missouri voters will see on tomorrow's ballot focuses on gun rights in the state. Lawmakers say the measure would declare the right to bear arms inalienable in Missouri and would subject gun-control measures to strict legal scrutiny. More>>

JPD Makes Arrests for Vehicle Tampering

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Joplin, MO - On Sunday August 3, 2014 officers with the Joplin Police Department arrested two suspects at 101 N. Range Line Road, Joplin, MO for driving a stolen Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Springfield, MO on July 28, 2014. Arrested were Adrian Hudson age 34 of Springfield, MO and Emmanuel Flores age 17 of Springfield, MO. Both suspects were charged with 1st Degree Vehicle Tampering and are currently being held on $15,000.00 surety and $10,000.00 cash bonds.With t... More>>

Hallowell Homicide Video included

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Hallowell, KS - A 20 year old is found dead in his Hallowell, Kansas home. According to the Cherokee County found William Stevens dead from an apparent gunshot wound shortly after midnight.....
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Cherokee Murder Attempt Video included

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Cherokee, KS - The situation as domestic violence incident between a father (61) and son (23) on the 500 block of East Pine Street. Deputies say the father had fired three shots before they arrived around 12 AM Saturday night. Authorities utilizied a taser on the father, and took him into custody.The father is currently being held in the Crawford County Jail on Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Threat, Interference with a Law Enfor... More>>

Vegas Casino Owner Ruffin, Tribe's Downstream Casino Resort Join Forces to Solve SE Kansas Question Video included

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Las Vegas Treasure Island Hotel Casino and Camptown Greyhound Park owner Phil Ruffin has joined forces with the Downstream Casino Resort to reopen the long-vacant track in Southeast Kansas as a state-owned, privately managed upscale casino, and the partnership says the facility could be ready to open on a fast track if approved by the state Lottery Commission."I have long admired Quapaw Chairman John Berrey and the Tribe for their remarkable success in our region with their Downstream Casino... More>>

**Update** Retail Sales Tax Renewal on Ballot for Oswego Residents Video included

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Residents in Oswego, Kansas will be heading to the polls this coming week to cast their vote on a sales tax measure.  The continuance of a one-percent retail sales tax won't be an increase for the city, but some residents question whether the way the tax is phrased on this years ballot will sway some voters opinions.
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St. Louis Avenue in Joplin to close between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway Video included

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Drivers in Joplin may want to leave some extra time while traveling St. Louis Avenue tomorrow. More>>

Shoppers in the Four States take advantage of Sales Tax Free Weekend Video included

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As the Sales Tax Free Weekend comes to an end in Missouri, many residents in the Four States spent the day out shopping for as many items on their back to school list as possible while the savings were in place. More>>

Woman Pronounced Dead after One Vehicle Crash in McDonald County

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A 30 year old woman out of Noel, Missouri is dead after a one vehicle crash in McDonald county.  More>>

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after colliding with car Video included

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The accident happened near the intersection of Highways 166 and 26, near Downstream Casino. More>>

Granby Police Department collects supplies for school children in need Video included

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Some school children in the East Newton R6 School District now have their school supply needs met, thanks to efforts by the Granby Police Department. Granby Police partnered with the East Newton Bright Futures program to collect items such as notebooks, backpacks and pens for area school children in need. More>>

Classic car owners and Mother Road fans celebrate Route 66 festival Video included

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Classic car owners and Mother Road fans paid tribute to the pre-interstate days at today's Route 66 Festival. In a proclamation this morning, the City of Baxter Springs formally changed the town's name to Radiator Springs for the day, in honor of the festival and the area's influence on the "Cars" movie. More>>

Big Spring Bluegrass & BBQ Festival draws large crowd in Neosho Video included

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The Big Spring Bluegrass BBQ Festival in Neosho drew in more than 600 people this afternoon to enjoy a day of live music in the park. More>>

Man dies after trying to cross Range Line Road

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Michael Hewitt was transported by EMS to Freeman Hospital where he later died. More>>

Faculty and staff add final touches to new facility at Crowder College Webb City campus Video included

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Now that construction is complete, faculty members at the Crowder College Webb City campus are making finishing touches to their new classrooms before the fall semester begins. More>>

Emancipation Park Day at Ewert Park Video included

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Joplin, MO - 2014 Joplin Emancipation Park DaysAugust 1, 2, and 3Friday night -6:00 OpeningBuffalo Soldiers reenactment by authentic SoldierFree horse rides for kidsOld School Jam in the park starting around 8:30Saturday -Car show 10-2$10 entry fee - can register day of eventincludes lunch of hot dog, chips, and drinkJudging at noonfor more info call Jim West at 782-0055 orTeddy Johnson at 437-1228Kids games under the pavillionSunday -Free Swim 1-3hot dogs, chips, drinks, and goody bags for t... More>>

Pittburg theft leads to search Video included

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Pittsburg, KS - On Monday morning, July 28, 2014, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department responded to Home Center Construction, in Pittsburg, regarding the reported theft of a pickup, a trailer and several central air conditioning units. The pickup and trailer, both belonging to Home Center Construction, were used to remove the air conditioning units from the property. Continued follow up investigation into this incident led to two suspects being identified. Clifton Jay... More>>

Vaccination Clinic in Joplin for ages 11 to 26 scheduled for August

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Select vaccines are being made available at scheduled clinics in the month of August.
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Southeast Kansas couple explain responsibilities of Committeeman and woman Video included

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For the past 14 years Rob and Betty Lessen have served as committeeman and woman for the Republican Party in North Arma, KS. More>>

Carthage Church Looks to Change National Guard Policy Stemming from Bible School Incident Video included

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A local church is questioning a federal policy on what guidelines separate church and military.
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Joplin city officials hope sewer project improves nearby river quality Video included

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...the EPA has set an advisory against eating shell fish from Spring River because of a high heavy metal count. More>>

Joplin Parks & Recreation releases survey results

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Joplin, MO - Earlier in the year, Joplin Parks and Recreation launched two surveys to ascertain the public’s thoughts of the department’s services. The first survey was a Community Attitude and Interest Survey, and the second survey was for users of Schifferdecker Golf Course. The Community Attitude and Interest Survey ran through May, June and July of 2014. The survey’s objective was to establish priorities for future improvements to our parks and recreation facilities, programs and servic... More>>

Trinity Circle Horses Healing Hearts Program Helps Trauma Sufferers Heal Video included

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Coping with emotional trauma is a challenge for many, but an organization Newton County Missouri is hoping to raise money to continue to help heal those suffering with help from the wild.
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CHC/SEK and SEK-CAP Partnership to Offer Transportation for Patients Video included

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The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) today announced a partnership with the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) to offer rides for patients.

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Young Professionals Network Members Get Recycling Going at the Joplin High Construction Site Video included

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The Young Professional Network, a subgroup of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking its mission of encouraging recycling to the Joplin High School construction site. The group arranged for four recycling bins to be placed on site so that furniture companies and other contractors can use them to dispose of cardboard. A large number of construction materials came to the site in boxes as is truckloads of new furnishings. YPN members say some bins get filled in a day and all four are emp... More>>

**Update*** 2nd of Route 171/43 (Airport Drive, MO) Roundabout to Open Friday

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Airport Drive, MO - Contractor crews expect to OPEN the second lane of the new Route 171/43 roundabout on Thursday, July 31. Today, crews are applying permanent lane striping on the roundabout.Traffic Impacts:Narrowed driving lanes Use caution when traveling through the roundabout Project Background:Build two-lane roundabout at Route 171/Route 43 intersection in Airport Drive Widen Route 171 to five-lanes (two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane) between Route 43 to just east of F... More>>

Shots fired evacuates Crawford County neighborhood

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Crawford County (KS) - On July 29, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an incident at 1180 S. 220 Street. Heidi Thomas, 57 of that address and Jamie Doughty, 31 of St. Louis reported that David Doughty, 32 of 1180 S. 220 Street had fired either a handgun or rifle several times from a room on the second floor of the house while they were downstairs. Jamie Doughty attempted to make contact with David Doughty but he had barricaded himself in on the second floor. Th... More>>

McDonald County Deputy Charged Video included

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McDonald County (MO) - Comes now Robert Vaughan, a Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant, being of lawful age, and first duly sworn on his oath, deposes and states that David C. Roark, hereinafter referred to as a Defendant, on or about Febrary 9,2014, in the County of McDonald, State of Missouri, committed the Class A Misdemeanor of Tampering with Physical Evidence, in violation of section 575.100 RSMo.I personally investigated the crime and know the following facts of my own personal knowl... More>>

Former POW celebrates 105th birthday in southwest Missouri Video included

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Floyd McComas is a man who knows a lot about life. "You have good times, you have bad times, but you've got to be determined and roll with the punches," said McComas. More>>

Endangered species of fish delays Oklahoma bridge construction Video included

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An endangered species of fish has delayed construction of a bridge just outside of Commerce, Oklahoma. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has ordered a halt in construction until an additional environmental study has been completed. More>>

Residents and city officials react to Walmart's plans for another neighborhood market in Joplin. Video included

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Joplin could get another Walmart neighborhood market. The company is requesting a rezoning of property on Joplin's southwest side at 24th and Maiden Lane. More>>

Fort Scott Community College looks for new president Video included

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A "no confidence" vote was taken at FSCC less than a week ago. More>>

Train hits Vehicle

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Neodesha, KS - A vehicle attempted to cross the track, and was struck by an on-coming train. The hit occurred at Bethel Pratt Rd. in rurual Neodedsha. The driver of the vehicle was lifeflighted to Freeman Hospital in Joplin. More>>

Early morning fire in Carl Junction Video included

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Carl Junction Fire Dept. worked a structure fire around 3:30 am this morning at 107 Kelly Lane. One person was at the home at the time of the fire. They were able to escape the home safely. The fire started in the garage or attic and the fire marshal is investigating. The house is a total loss. More>>

CVR Refining State Regarding Coffeyville Refinery Incident

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COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (July 29, 2014) – CVR Refining confirms that at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 29, 2014, a fire was reported at the Coffeyville refinery’s isomerization unit.The fire was extinguished at approximately 1:18 a.m.A shutdown of the refinery was conducted. Four employees were injured and have been transported to the hospital. Identities of the four employees and further information have not been released. All other employees are accounted for at this time. Initial reports indic... More>>

Joplin High School to celebrate opening with record-long ribbon Video included

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The doors to the new Joplin High School will open for students on August 25, making the once far away finish line for the rebuilding work very close.
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Local food pantries struggle to meet increased demands Video included

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With the ending of free summer lunch programs, local food pantries are seeing an increase in demand. More>>

Man and his rescued dog stop in Joplin along cross-country trip Video included

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Missouri is the 24th state he's crossed. More>>

Carthage School District dealing with substitute teacher shortage Video included

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According to the assistant superintendent, substitute teachers were used about 4,200 days district-wide the last school year. More>>

Postal Railcar Moves to Redings Mill to Become Ice Cream Shop Video included

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From mining,to ice cream....Redings mill has a lot of history within its village.  Today a new piece of history made its way into the town. More>>

MSSU Choral Society performs summer patriotic concert

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Webb City, Missouri hosts a red, white and blue clad choir for an annual patriot summer concert.  More>>

Galena mayor regrets hasty decision on landfill Video included

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Cherokee County residents concerned about a proposed landfill hold another public meeting. Around 500 people turned out tonight to Riverton High School. The audience was encouraged to sign two petitions. More>>

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