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DEADLY FIRE UPDATE

  • A preliminary investigation finds no evidence of foul play in the death of a Joplin woman.  Firefighters were called out to this fire early Monday morning.  A man told crews his wife Tamra Greenwell was still inside.  Firefighters got Greenwell out of the home.  The preliminary autopsy shows she later died of smoke inhalation.

WEBB CITY FLU

  • Local school districts are keeping a close eye on attendance rates during the flu epidemic, and doing what they can to keep the germs away.  The Webb City superintendent says this week's student attendance is six percent lower than at this time last year.  School districts can receive less state funding if there's an especially low student attendance rate.

REPUBLICAN RETREAT

  • President Trump travels to West Virginia today, to address republican lawmakers at their annual policy retreat.  Some of them traveled to the event in the Amtrak train that collided with a garbage truck in Crozet, Virginia Wednesday.  Officials with the National Transportation Safety board are now on the scene trying to determine what led to the deadly crash.
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  • Local Veterans Look for Work

    Local Veterans Look for Work

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-10-24 00:22:14 GMT

    Hubert Nicholson is a Vietnam veteran who just moved to Joplin from St. Louis, and he confident he's found a new career.

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    Hubert Nicholson is a Vietnam veteran who just moved to Joplin from St. Louis, and he confident he's found a new career.

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  • Pittsburg Preps for Playoff Opener

    Pittsburg Preps for Playoff Opener

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-10-23 22:43:29 GMT

    The Dragons are the #4 seed in the 4A East bracket and will host #12 Spring Hill on Friday night. 

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    The Dragons are the #4 seed in the 4A East bracket and will host #12 Spring Hill on Friday night. 

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  • New Dog Park Opens in Pittsburg, KS

    New Dog Park Opens in Pittsburg, KS

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-10-23 23:15:09 GMT
    New Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park, Pittsburg, KS (Oct. 23, 2018)New Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park, Pittsburg, KS (Oct. 23, 2018)

    The City of Pittsburg cuts the ribbon to the new Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park. They invited the public and their furry friends to attend today's ceremony at Schlanger Park (Oct. 23). They also celebrated the opening of new pickle ball and basketball courts and a new sensory garden. "We are thrilled to share the new park amenities with the community and to thank the volunteers and donors who made them possible," says City of Pittsburg Director of Parks & Recreation K...

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    The City of Pittsburg cuts the ribbon to the new Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park. They invited the public and their furry friends to attend today's ceremony at Schlanger Park (Oct. 23). They also celebrated the opening of new pickle ball and basketball courts and a new sensory garden. "We are thrilled to share the new park amenities with the community and to thank the volunteers and donors who made them possible," says City of Pittsburg Director of Parks & Recreation K...

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