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CARL JUNCTION SCHOOLS CLOSED

  • Classes have been canceled the rest of this week for all Carl Junction District schools after more than 100 students get sick.  Wednesday morning the attendance level was 80%, meaning a little more than 100 kids were absent.  But by the afternoon, 40 more kids were sent home.  Symptoms have been vomiting and diarrhea, and the Jasper County Health Department has taken samples from some students.

TRAIN VS. CAR FATAL

  • One man is dead after a train hit a car yesterday near Asbury, Missouri.  It happened about a mile south of Asbury on County Road 300 just off Hwy 171, a little before noon.  The Missouri Highway Patrol says the car driven by 47-year old Jose Morales-Pereida of Asbury crossed in front of an oncoming train and was hit.  Morales-Pereida was pronounced dead at the hospital.  A passenger, 48-year old Francisca Neriz of Asbury was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

FLORIDA GUN BILL

  • A bill that restricts gun sales and allows some teachers to carry weapons to school is on its way to Florida Governor Rick Scott.  Members of the Florida House approved the measure Wednesday in a 67 to 50 vote.  The bill is in response to the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school last month. 

SECOND NOR’EASTER

  • Parts of the Northeast are digging out from a second nor'easter in less than a week.  The system brought thundersnow, strong winds and lightning to the region...while knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people.  Amtrak modified service and thousands of flights were canceled.
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  • Youth Volunteer Corps Joplin Impacts Charities in First Summer of Work

    Youth Volunteer Corps Joplin Impacts Charities in First Summer of Work

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:51:14 GMT

     The Youth Volunteer Corps came to Crosslines on commodity day helping the charity efficiently serve more than three hundred people.

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     The Youth Volunteer Corps came to Crosslines on commodity day helping the charity efficiently serve more than three hundred people.

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  • Cancer Survivors Receive Special Gifts

    Cancer Survivors Receive Special Gifts

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:17:34 GMT

    A total of 25 craft kits and 80 blankets were delivered to Freeman thanks to Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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    A total of 25 craft kits and 80 blankets were delivered to Freeman thanks to Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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  • PSU Tuition Increase Approved

    PSU Tuition Increase Approved

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:49:10 GMT
    The Kansas Board of Regents approves Pittsburg State University's proposal to increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. With the 2.6% increase, full-time in-state undergraduate students will pay $73 more per semester bringing the total tuition rate to $2,847/semester. Full-time in-state graduate students will see an increase of $84 per semester bringing their total tuition rate to $3,280/semester. PSU says departments across campus are working to tighten spending. Official...More >>
    The Kansas Board of Regents approves Pittsburg State University's proposal to increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. With the 2.6% increase, full-time in-state undergraduate students will pay $73 more per semester bringing the total tuition rate to $2,847/semester. Full-time in-state graduate students will see an increase of $84 per semester bringing their total tuition rate to $3,280/semester. PSU says departments across campus are working to tighten spending. Official...More >>
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