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CHILD ABUSE DEATH

  • A second degree murder charge is filed against a man who police say got into a dispute with a child over pajamas.  Investigators say an autopsy report showed Jayda Kyle suffered a head injury.  Police say the suspect in this case was the boyfriend of this child's mother.  Investigators say Vaden threw Jayda to her bed, then floor twice over a nonspecific time period, causing Jayda to hit her head on the floor.

HISTORIC BIG BRUTUS

  • There's big news for Big Brutus, in West Mineral, Kansas.  The largest electric shovel still in existence is being considered for a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.  Board members expect to hear whether Big Brutus makes it onto the National Register of Historic Places sometime  early next month.

WASHINGTON RESIGNATIONS

  • Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken announced he intends to resign in the coming weeks, following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.  And Arizona Republican Congressman Trent Franks says he's leaving his job at the end of January.  It comes after a revelation he discussed surrogate motherhood with female staffers.

TEXAS SNOW

  • Snow...in South Texas?  It's a rare sight and there was even enough for a snowball fight.  The surprise snow prompted the National Weather Service to issue a freeze warning in the overnight hours for several counties.
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  • Suppression Systems Help Douse Fire at Joplin Food Company

    Suppression Systems Help Douse Fire at Joplin Food Company

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:40:57 GMT

    Joplin crews work a fire at a frozen food plant.

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    Joplin crews work a fire at a frozen food plant.

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  • MSSU Avoids Million Dollar Fine By Tweaking Its Tuition Increase

    MSSU Avoids Million Dollar Fine By Tweaking Its Tuition Increase

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:25:49 GMT
    Tuition is still going up at Missouri Southern State University, but it's tweaking the cost increase to credit hours to avoid a state fine. Missouri Southern's Board of Governors approved a 15 percent increase in student tuition last April, upping credit hours by $30. But state education law doesn't allow tuition increases beyond the consumer price index. To avoid a $1.1 million fine, MSSU adjusted down the tuition increase to $20 more per credit. "It was supposed...More >>
    Tuition is still going up at Missouri Southern State University, but it's tweaking the cost increase to credit hours to avoid a state fine. Missouri Southern's Board of Governors approved a 15 percent increase in student tuition last April, upping credit hours by $30. But state education law doesn't allow tuition increases beyond the consumer price index. To avoid a $1.1 million fine, MSSU adjusted down the tuition increase to $20 more per credit. "It was supposed...More >>
  • Joplin Jamboree Highlights

    Joplin Jamboree Highlights

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:25:26 GMT
    Highlights from Joplin's football jamboree with Lamar, Webb City and Seneca Friday night. More >>
    Highlights from Joplin's football jamboree with Lamar, Webb City and Seneca Friday night. More >>
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