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GOVERNOR VISIT

  • The new Kansas Governor makes a visit to Pittsburg to speak to the media about what Kansans can expect from his administration.  The governor says one of the first things he plans to tackle is state education funding.  Governor Jeff Colyer says his administration and the Kansas Legislature will present some new education proposals in the coming weeks.  The governor says he's committed to fully-funding Kansas schools, and boosting teacher pay.

JOPLIN BASEBALL

  • Joplin City Council members will meet tonight to discuss approving a contract with the Southwest League of professional baseball.  This comes after the failure of the Joplin Blasters, another baseball team that played at Joe Becker in 2015 and 2016.  Joplin's mayor and city manager say the biggest difference between this proposed contract and the Blaster's contract is the new one has  a much lower base rent.

AMTRAK CRASH

  • Amtrak is blaming freight rail operator CSX for the Sunday crash that killed two people and injured more than 100 others.  The Amtrak passenger train was diverted onto a side track just before it slammed into a parked, unmanned freight train in South Carolina.  Amtrak president says CSX is responsible for that section of track and the signals.  
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  • Hunting & Boat Show Brings Record Crowds To Grove

    Hunting & Boat Show Brings Record Crowds To Grove

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-02-19 04:40:48 GMT
    Vance Montgomery "This is a once a year event. It's not something that happens very often. We do it once a year. It's all about fishing, hunting and the outdoors." "We have boat dealers, guides, outfitters, a lot of seminars by pros and that's something that's kind of this show is kind of known for." "So we started this event 19 years ago, actually in Claremore, Oklahoma. And we had it there for 10 years. We moved the show from there to Bixby for about five ...More >>
    Vance Montgomery "This is a once a year event. It's not something that happens very often. We do it once a year. It's all about fishing, hunting and the outdoors." "We have boat dealers, guides, outfitters, a lot of seminars by pros and that's something that's kind of this show is kind of known for." "So we started this event 19 years ago, actually in Claremore, Oklahoma. And we had it there for 10 years. We moved the show from there to Bixby for about five ...More >>
  • Lovely Art

    Lovely Art

    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-02-19 03:18:37 GMT

    Over in Joplin, local artists were expressing what love is through interpretive means. 

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    Over in Joplin, local artists were expressing what love is through interpretive means. 

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  • Dodgeball Fun

    Dodgeball Fun

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:41 PM EST2018-02-18 03:41:36 GMT

    The Missouri Southern Radiology Club held a dodgeball tournament Saturday morning. 

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    The Missouri Southern Radiology Club held a dodgeball tournament Saturday morning. 

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