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History Heads to Fort Scott

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In Southeast Kansas, a piece of history in Bourbon County will soon have new life. Plans are in place to move the county's Long Shoals Bridge to Fort Scott, and convert it into a pedestrian bridge. 

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Major Trash Company Unexpectedly Shuts Down Video included

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Southwest Sanitation shut down, out of nowhere. Garbage is piling up for some in McDonald County, so are the questions for county commissioners "We had no knowledge that they were going to shut down Southwest Sanitation. It was very abrupt. It caught people unaware of what was gonna take place..there's no one set up to fill in for those people" says McDonald County Commissioner, John Bunch. I called the fill in trash companies for the area, Bernice Sanitation's phone line ... More>>

Future Doctor Concerns in Joplin

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With the Senate focused on different ways to go about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans are wondering about the future of healthcare in this country. But what about our future doctors? 

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Jasper Police Chief Seeks to Charge Teen with Harassment for Cyber Bullying Video included

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The Jasper police chief is asking the county prosecutor to charge  an eighteen year old woman  with harassment for a video post on facebook.           He delivered a request for a felony cyber bullying harassment charge because the online video included minors.  

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A New Old House

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An iconic piece of 4-State history is getting a major update, over at the Little House on the Prairie Museum in Montgomery County, Kansas.  

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McCune School Closed in 2014 Gets New Purpose: Project Alternative 3 Year Lease Video included

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A vacant school building in McCune will be getting students again this fall.  Greenbush will lease the building for  Project Alternative.

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Lawsuit Over Tornado Cleanup Video included

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A local attorney and a Joplin resident have filed a lawsuit claiming they lost money in a deal to remove debris after the Joplin tornado. Court documents show DRC Emergency Services asked Edward Hershewe and Jackie McClendon to provide debris cleanup services after the Joplin tornado. Te contract said that the DRC Emergency Services would pay Hershewe 34 percent of the profits and McClendon would receive 6 percent. Federal regulations required the clean up work be done by a dis...

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Migrant Students Take Part in STEM Lab Creating Robots Video included

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Lisa Blair worked with  Yesenia  Rueda and Isabel Calderon for a little rewiring to get their robot to roll.  They're among twenty-nine migrant students getting a hands-on course in computer science this week. They’re coding and programming their own  robots.

 

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Pittsburg Casino Revenue Video included

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Income is beginning to roll in -- and it's already got a specific place to go. Clarkson: "Where I'm putting it, it's going straight to our general fund reserves." Jamie Clarkson is the director of finance for the city -- and he says the reason the casino revenue is being stored -- Clarkson: "The state has put us under a property tax lid law, beginning with 2018, so going forward, we won't ever be able to raise property taxes above the consumer price index without having

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Eagle Picher Demolition Cleanup Continues after Brief Halt Video included

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Contractors are out and about, removing material from the site of the old eagle picher building, the future home of what could be Oklahoma's biggest splash pad. Miami local, Patricia Peterson sees this as a new opportunity for her younger siblings and business around Miami. "I think it will be really good for business, i also think it'll be really good for the kids. They need more stuff to do around here. The only thing they have is the pool. and they have a skate park...but you ... More>>

4 State Heat Puts People At Risk

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Savannah and her friends are enjoying the day at Cunningham Park in Joplin, but she has to be more careful than the rest of her peers "It's been crazy hot, I've had to stay inside and I've gotten heat sick a couple of times. it makes me really nauseous and it triggers migraines that I get says Savannah. But how far should you let these symptoms go before you get medical attention? "Anytime that you're having symptoms that are concerning, light headedness especially a... More>>

Nation of Patriots Flag Tour Video included

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Veterans and their loved ones gather at the Hideout Harley Davidson in Joplin to support bikers riding across the country carrying an American flag. It's all to raise money for a non profit veteran's organization called the Nation of Patriots. Bikers have a bond that unites them. And many share something else, a patriotic spirit. Making Joplin a perfect place to welcome the Nation of Patriots Flag Tour. Despite the heat, riders are carrying it across the nation to honor veterans. &.

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Empire Outage Video included

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    An equipment failure at an electrical substation in south Joplin leaves  nearly 6,000 people in the dark Friday night.       Officials with Empire District tell us a cross-arm failed on a transmission line heading into the substation you see here.     The failure caused damage to equipment at the station which then led to the initial outage around midnight.     Crews made temporary repairs  and restored power around 1:30 this ... More>>

Standoff with Alleged Gunman in Joplin

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A Kansas City man is now in police custody following a Friday afternoon standoff in Joplin. 

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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>>

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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  • Major Trash Company Unexpectedly Shuts Down

    Major Trash Company Unexpectedly Shuts Down

    Friday, July 28 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-07-29 00:07:01 GMT
    Southwest Sanitation shut down, out of nowhere. Garbage is piling up for some in McDonald County, so are the questions for county commissioners "We had no knowledge that they were going to shut down Southwest Sanitation. It was very abrupt. It caught people unaware of what was gonna take place..there's no one set up to fill in for those people" says McDonald County Commissioner, John Bunch. I called the fill in trash companies for the area, Bernice Sanitation's phone line ...More >>
    Southwest Sanitation shut down, out of nowhere. Garbage is piling up for some in McDonald County, so are the questions for county commissioners "We had no knowledge that they were going to shut down Southwest Sanitation. It was very abrupt. It caught people unaware of what was gonna take place..there's no one set up to fill in for those people" says McDonald County Commissioner, John Bunch. I called the fill in trash companies for the area, Bernice Sanitation's phone line ...More >>
  • Parsons Police Investigate Shooting

    Parsons Police Investigate Shooting

    Friday, July 28 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-07-28 17:51:17 GMT

    On July 27, 2017 at approximately 6:16 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area 2827 Northern Blvd for a report of a car shooting towards an individual and their house. Officers responded and started a thorough investigation.  At approximately, 6:18 p.m. a Parsons Police Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 2500 block of Main with a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle given by the reporting party for the shooting.  A thorough investigation was...

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    On July 27, 2017 at approximately 6:16 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area 2827 Northern Blvd for a report of a car shooting towards an individual and their house. Officers responded and started a thorough investigation.  At approximately, 6:18 p.m. a Parsons Police Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 2500 block of Main with a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle given by the reporting party for the shooting.  A thorough investigation was...

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  • Jasper Police Chief Seeks to Charge Teen with Harassment for Cyber Bullying

    Jasper Police Chief Seeks to Charge Teen with Harassment for Cyber Bullying

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:54:41 GMT

    The Jasper police chief is asking the county prosecutor to charge  an eighteen year old woman  with harassment for a video post on facebook.           He delivered a request for a felony cyber bullying harassment charge because the online video included minors.  

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    The Jasper police chief is asking the county prosecutor to charge  an eighteen year old woman  with harassment for a video post on facebook.           He delivered a request for a felony cyber bullying harassment charge because the online video included minors.  

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