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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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  • 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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