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DEADLY JOPLIN FIRE

  • Authorities order an autopsy for a woman who died following a Joplin fire.   That fire was at 11 South Patterson in Joplin.  When crews arrived a little after 2pm Monday morning, a man told them his wife was still inside.  Rescuers managed to get 53-year-old Tamra Greenwell out of the burning home.  But she later died.  No word yet on the cause of the fire.

PITTSBURG SCHOOLS BOND CONSTRUCTION

  • A ground-breaking on Monday for a construction project at George Nettels Elementary in Pittsburg.   It's funded by part of the $31-million bond approved by voters in March.  The construction involves two new classrooms.  Those will double as storm shelters.  School officials say the project will provide more space for "stem" programs.

PATRIOT AWARD

  • A Joplin business is honored for its service to U.S. service members.  Campbell Drywall received the Patriot Award in recognition for its support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.  Campbell Drywall was nominated for the award by Sergeant Chaz Harley.  This is the first time Campbell Drywall has received this  award

GOP MEMO

  • The House Intelligence Committee has voted to make public a controversial, GOP-crafted memo…critical of the FBI.  The four page memo, drafted by Republican Committee Chair, Devin Nunes, claims to detail potential surveillance abuses within the Justice Department...during the investigation into Russian election meddling.
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  • 4 State Lotto Fever

    4 State Lotto Fever

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-10-20 00:03:00 GMT

    Typically, morning visitor's to Pete's in Carl Junction are there for coffee, but Friday was a bit different, all because of a billion dollar jackpot.

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    Typically, morning visitor's to Pete's in Carl Junction are there for coffee, but Friday was a bit different, all because of a billion dollar jackpot.

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  • Joplin Man Sentenced for Arson, Set Apartment Fire

    Joplin Man Sentenced for Arson, Set Apartment Fire

    Friday, October 19 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-10-19 21:34:02 GMT
    Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018
    Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018
    Brian Barksdale is sentenced for first degree arson for setting fire to his Joplin apartment on South St. Louis. On May 23rd, 2018, Joplin emergency crews responded to the Cardinal Apartments at 1015 South St. Louis for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived on ...More >>
    Brian Barksdale is sentenced for first degree arson for setting fire to his Joplin apartment on South St. Louis. On May 23rd, 2018, Joplin emergency crews responded to the Cardinal Apartments at 1015 South St. Louis for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived on ...More >>
  • Former Southeast Kansas Principal Convicted of Sex Offense

    Former Southeast Kansas Principal Convicted of Sex Offense

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-10-19 16:20:10 GMT
    Ray Alfred GoldenRay Alfred Golden
    Ray Alfred GoldenRay Alfred Golden
    A former Columbus elementary principal is found guilty of attempted indecent solicitation of a child. Baxter Springs resident Ray Alfred Golden is accused of trying to persuade a child to enter his home with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon the child in the home. The alleged incident happened in August 2015. On October 18th, 2018, Golden entered a plea of guilty in lieu of proceeding to trial. Cherokee County Attorney Jacob Conard says the 81-year-old maintained ...More >>
    A former Columbus elementary principal is found guilty of attempted indecent solicitation of a child. Baxter Springs resident Ray Alfred Golden is accused of trying to persuade a child to enter his home with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon the child in the home. The alleged incident happened in August 2015. On October 18th, 2018, Golden entered a plea of guilty in lieu of proceeding to trial. Cherokee County Attorney Jacob Conard says the 81-year-old maintained ...More >>
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