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Pools Open to Warm Weather on Holiday Weekend Video included

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The  pools in Pittsburg  and Joplin are now  officially open for summer.      

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McDonald County Veteran Honored More Than Seven Decades After Passing Video included

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"I had always felt that he deserved a flag but I kinda put it aside because so many years had gone by" Jean Bird's brother Eldon Stratton died 74 years ago while fighting the Japanese in WWII. "They sent my brother's plane down on fire" His body was never recovered. Jean believes that might be why her family never received a flag in his honor, like they did for her father who was a prisoner of war in WWI. She also got a flag for her husband who was... More>>

OK Lt. Governor Candidates visit Grove Video included

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Candidates for Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor make a stop in Grove.  Delaware County Oklahoma Republicans held a candidate forum at the Grove Christian Center.  Republican candidates Matt Pinnell, Eddie Fields and Dominique Block discussed issues like education funding - taxes - and tribal gaming contracts in the state. 

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LaTurner Files for Full 4 Year Term

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Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has filed for a full four year term. LaTurner, the youngest statewide official in the nation at 30-years-old, says it has been is honor to serve Kansans in the position for the past year. LaTurner says "I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.” In a press release LaTurner representatives say the Treasurer has returned $24.6 million in unclaimed property, and was instrumental in rolling out... More>>

Crews Battle Vehicle Fire On Highway 69

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The Cherokee Township, Weir, and Galena Fire Departments fought a vehicle fire today (May 25) around 7:30 p.m. on Highway 69 near Highway 103. According to authorities a truck was heading south on 69 Highway when the vehicle started smoking. The truck was then completely engulfed by flames. The driver managed to escape the vehicle without any serious injury. Crews had the fire put out by 8:00 p.m. No word yet on what caused the truck to catch on fire. More>>

Iola Claims State Baseball Title Video included

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The Iola Mustangs topped Bishop Ward 11-6 Friday night to win the 4A-DII state baseball championship.

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Joplin Police Make Service Cuts - How Will That Impact You? We've Got The Answer Video included

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     18 nights ago during a city council meeting...Joplin Police Chief Matt Stewart talked about the possibility of having to cut a number of services the department provides.      18 nights later...we can say provided...because a number of services have *officially* **been** cut. Captain Trevor Duncan with JPD told us "We're simply changing the ways were taking those reports."

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Missouri Residents to Vote on Gas Tax Increase Video included

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 Jennifer Johnson owns CheeZies Pizza in Joplin, and likely won't be voting for the gas tax increase. "We're probably going to have to raise our delivery rates. And our deliveries may suffer because of that" If passed, gasoline tax would go up two and a half cents a year for four years, totaling an increase of 10 cents per gallon. So by 2022, you'd be paying 27 cents of tax per gallon. Representative Bill White says Missouri has the seventh greatest amount of paved road...

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Burns Claims National Title for MSSU

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The Carthage native won discus at nationals on Friday afternoon. 

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5th Street Lot Debate Video included

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The vacant lot in downtown Pittsburg won't stay vacant for long. The city recently acquired the property from the owner, because the structure on it was coming down and threatening adjacent businesses. 

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Galena Softball Takes 2nd at State Video included

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Galena secured its best finish in team history Friday night, finishing as the 4A-DII state runner-up.

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Girard Finishes 3rd at State Video included

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The Trojans topped Holton 2-1 in the 3rd place game to finish 24-1 overall.

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Family of Man who Died on "Route 66" Visit Site Video included

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Simon and Anna Buchel were in Galena today. The brother and sister made the trip from Germany to visit the site where their father died on "Route 66".  Heinz-Gerd Buchel and his friend.. Also from Germany.. were both hit and killed by a vehicle while they were cycling along the "mother road" near Riverton  and Galena earlier this month. The Buchels placed crosses at the site.. and met with the emergency responders that tried to save the lives of b...

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Local Teen & Vlogger Creates Food Truck Friday Documentary

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A Carthage, Missouri teen is aiming high. He's been building popularity on his YouTube page. At the age of 14, he has more than 5,000 subscribers. Now, he's been asked to create a documentary on a local event growing in popularity. You can find Klayton on YouTube at: KlaytonKVlogs You can find more on Food Truck Friday here.

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Kansas Official Suggests Requirement That Medical Professionals Participate in Prescription Tracking System

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The chairman of a Kansas governor's task force on drug addiction has suggested that the state consider requiring medical professionals to participate in a prescription tracking system.

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NRA Says Oklahoma Shooting Should Be "Wake-Up Call"

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The Latest on a shooting at a restaurant in Oklahoma City (all times local):      10:15 a.m.      The National Rifle Association says it hopes a restaurant shooting in Oklahoma City in which the alleged shooter was shot dead by two armed citizens serves as a "wake-up call" for the state's Republican governor.      The NRA said in a tweet Friday that the Thursday shootings were an example of "how the best way to stop a bad guy... More>>

Graduates get recognized during Circles Joplin ceremony

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"You should always work hard for what you want and you shouldn't give up" Lessons Chantel Verren is going to pass onto her kids from her time in Circles Joplin. "We're celebrating 12 circle leaders who are making the journey out of poverty. This is the end of their first phase of training" says David Heltzel, the director of Circles Joplin.  The group spent the last 18 weeks gaining skills like budgeting, healthy relationships, and healthy di... More>>

State Championship Scoreboard (5/24)

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Scores from local teams competing at Kansas state baseball and softball tournaments.

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Air Force JROTC Students Learn Essential Combat Skills At Camp Crowder Video included

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     45 Air Force JROTC cadets are at Camp Crowder in Neosho...in a special hands-on training simulator.      Today included combat training with a few different scenarios. The objective for these Republic High School students is to secure a compound held by 'terrorists' that have taken two journalists hostage. The combat is all simulated - but the training is as real as it gets.

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Girard Softball Stays Undefeated, Advances to State Semifinals Video included

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Girard is now 23-0 this season and will play in the state semifinals on Friday morning in Salina. 

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Galena Upsets Clay Center in First Round of State Tournament Video included

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Clay Center was the #1 seed in the state tournament with a 22-0 overall record. 

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Parsons Upsets Pratt in First Round of State Baseball Video included

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The 7th-seeded Vikings topped #2 Pratt 5-2 to move on to Friday's semifinal round. 

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Iola Advances in 4A-DII State Tournament Video included

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Iola will face Anderson County in the state semifinals on Friday morning. 

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Joplin Family Looks for Assistance After Apartment Fire Video included

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According to neighbors, the man who started the fire got into an altercation with his significant other.

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Webb City Child Dies In Accidental Drowning

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A young child has died from accidental drowning in Webb City, MO. Webb City Police were called to the 1300 block of West 5th Street Wednesday night  (May 23, 2018) to an unresponsive 8-year-old female. Authorities later identified her as Mariah Martinez. Martinez was found in an inflatable pool by family members. Fire crews performed CPR, but the child later died at a local hospital. Today, officials conducted an autopsy and determined Martinez... More>>

Pittsburg Man Behind Bars For Allegedly Raping Young Relatives

Pittsburg Man Behind Bars For Allegedly Raping Young Relatives

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A Pittsburg man is held without bond for allegedly raping two young females.  According to the Pittsburg Police Department, their agency received a report over allegations of repeated child sex abuse.

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Medicaid Fraud, Pittsburg Sisters Ordered To Repay $3,000 Video included

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says a pair of Crawford County sisters were ordered to repay $3,116.83 to the Kansas Medicaid program. During an investigation, the attorney general's Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division found that 47-year-old Melissa Forbes had billed the Kansas Medicaid program as the personal care attendant for her sister, 43-year-old Amanda Forbes, to provide home-based care services. They billed the home-based care services during periods while either Melis... More>>

Overnight Fire In Seneca Destroys Old Motel Video included

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The Seneca Area Fire Protection District was called out to a fire early this morning (May 24, 2018).  They arrived and found the old vacant Motel at Copeland's Corner fully engulfed in flames.  Fire crews said the structures to the west of it were being threatened.  The Seneca Fire Department, Redings Mill, Neosho and Wyandotte Fire Departments all responded to help put out the fire.  The Newton County Ambulance and Newton County Sheriff were also on scene. ...

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Thursday T-Storms ahead this morning and afternoon

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More Gulf moisture makes its way from the southeast meaning a day of scattered thunderstorms starting mid-morning. Still manage to make it into the mid 80s temperature wise so it will be warm & muggy.

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After 40 Days In The Hospital, 7 Year Old Dawson Hirshey Is Home Video included

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     The road to recovery is still a long one for a little boy from Diamond, Missouri.      7-year old Dawson Hirshey was hit in the head by a foul ball at a baseball game last month in Joplin.      Today...was his first full day...home.

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-24 Video included

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NEW JOPLIN COUNCIL MEMBER The Joplin City Council elects its newest member last night after the resignation of Joshua Bard.  The council members selected Anthony Monteleone as the newest member.  Monteleone says he hopes to raise pay scales across the board, but especially for the police and fire department. K-9 DONATION Fur Ever Friends of K-9 Heroes on Wednesday presented a check for $1,000 to the Newton County Sheriff's office.  The money will go directly to... More>>

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  • Safety Groups Push for Federal Law to Prevent Kids Dying in Hot Cars

    Safety Groups Push for Federal Law to Prevent Kids Dying in Hot Cars

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:46:57 GMT

    With pools open and kids out of school, comes  a seasonal danger and that's kids left in  hot cars. 

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    With pools open and kids out of school, comes  a seasonal danger and that's kids left in  hot cars. 

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  • Poppies of Honor

    Poppies of Honor

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:48:02 GMT

    Members of the VFW and volunteers helped Joplin residents remember veterans this Memorial Day weekend. They gathered at 7th and 15th Street and handed out poppies to shoppers. 

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    Members of the VFW and volunteers helped Joplin residents remember veterans this Memorial Day weekend. They gathered at 7th and 15th Street and handed out poppies to shoppers. 

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  • Parsons Celebrates Its History With Katy Days

    Parsons Celebrates Its History With Katy Days

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:21:50 GMT
    Parsons, KS celebrates its history with the annual Katy Days Festival. The event at Forest Park honors the railroad heritage of Parsons, a town which grew around the Katy Railroad. Folks came out for a variety of fun activities including rides, vendors, live entertainment and traditional craft demonstrations. Katy Days draws thousands of people to parsons,which organizers say makes a big impact on the town's economy. Tomorrow at 11 a.m. the Parsons Ministerial Associati...More >>
    Parsons, KS celebrates its history with the annual Katy Days Festival. The event at Forest Park honors the railroad heritage of Parsons, a town which grew around the Katy Railroad. Folks came out for a variety of fun activities including rides, vendors, live entertainment and traditional craft demonstrations. Katy Days draws thousands of people to parsons,which organizers say makes a big impact on the town's economy. Tomorrow at 11 a.m. the Parsons Ministerial Associati...More >>
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  • Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

    Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-05-25 04:22:27 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:55:02 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...
    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.More >>
    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.More >>
  • Resentment over Trump election helped fuel Weinstein case

    Resentment over Trump election helped fuel Weinstein case

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:33:22 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:54:29 GMT
    (Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News via AP, Pool). Harvey Weinstein, right, appears at his arraignment with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman, in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, May 25, 2018 in New York. Weinstein is charged with two counts of rape and...(Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News via AP, Pool). Harvey Weinstein, right, appears at his arraignment with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman, in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, May 25, 2018 in New York. Weinstein is charged with two counts of rape and...
    Resentment over Trump's election helped fuel case against Weinstein and #MeToo movement.More >>
    Resentment over Trump's election helped fuel case against Weinstein and #MeToo movement.More >>
  • Civil Rights Historians tell little known story of WWII vet

    Civil Rights Historians tell little known story of WWII vet

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:04:14 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:45:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Christina L. Myers). This Saturday, May, 26, 2018, photo shows a sign for the town of Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. A group is trying to put up a memorial in the town to decorated African-American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard, who was ...(AP Photo/Christina L. Myers). This Saturday, May, 26, 2018, photo shows a sign for the town of Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. A group is trying to put up a memorial in the town to decorated African-American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard, who was ...
    The brutality inflicted against African American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard by a Southern police chief is credited with inspiring President Harry Truman to integrate the military, but few people know...More >>
    The brutality inflicted against African American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard by a Southern police chief is credited with inspiring President Harry Truman to integrate the military, but few people know his name.More >>
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  • US delegation holds talks with North Korean officials in DMZ

    US delegation holds talks with North Korean officials in DMZ

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:14:22 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:45:56 GMT
    (South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, is guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong...(South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, is guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong...
    The U.S. State Department says American officials are meeting with North Korean officials at the border village of Panmunjom as talks continue over a potential summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean...More >>
    The U.S. State Department says American officials are meeting with North Korean officials at the border village of Panmunjom as talks continue over a potential summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.More >>
  • No longer driven by conflict, Colombians vote for president

    No longer driven by conflict, Colombians vote for president

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:13:52 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:25:52 GMT
    (AP Photos/Fernando Vergara, File). FILE - This combination of two file photos shows Colombian presidential candidates Gustavo Petro on April 23, 2014, left, and Ivan Duque on May 20, 2018, both in Bogota, Colombia. Colombian voters head to the polls S...(AP Photos/Fernando Vergara, File). FILE - This combination of two file photos shows Colombian presidential candidates Gustavo Petro on April 23, 2014, left, and Ivan Duque on May 20, 2018, both in Bogota, Colombia. Colombian voters head to the polls S...
    For decades, Colombia's bloody conflict with leftist rebels influenced decisions in the ballot box.More >>
    For decades, Colombia's bloody conflict with leftist rebels influenced decisions in the ballot box.More >>
  • 1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

    1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:43 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:43:52 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:25:43 GMT
    Congo's health ministry says there has been another death of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12.More >>
    Congo's health ministry says there has been another death of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12.More >>
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  • Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500

    Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:54:09 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:05:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Danica Patrick waves as she's introduced before the start of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Sunday, May 27, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Danica Patrick waves as she's introduced before the start of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Sunday, May 27, 2018.
    Danica Patrick's racing career ended with a wreck in Turn 2 at the track that made her famous.More >>
    Danica Patrick's racing career ended with a wreck in Turn 2 at the track that made her famous.More >>
  • The Latest: Kyle Busch on pole for NASCAR's longest race

    The Latest: Kyle Busch on pole for NASCAR's longest race

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:33:40 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:05:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Luca Bruno). Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia celebrates after setting a pole position during the qualifying session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 26, 2018. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno). Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia celebrates after setting a pole position during the qualifying session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 26, 2018. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday.
    One of the busiest days in motorsports has arrived with Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600.More >>
    One of the busiest days in motorsports has arrived with Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600.More >>
  • Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

    Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-05-25 04:22:27 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:55:02 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...
    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.More >>
    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.More >>

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