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JOPLIN POLICE PAY

  • Joplin's police union hopes new results from a study bring about change in attracting and retaining officers.  The police union has released data from a study of ten other cities, based on population and calls to their police stations.  The starting salary of a new Joplin Police Officer is about $8,000 less than the average of the other cities, yet Joplin handles about 17,000 more calls for service per year.           

TRUMP’S CALL TO PUTIN

  • President Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection win, even though his national security advisers reportedly asked him not to.  According to a report in the Washington Post, there was even a note in his briefing materials that read "do not Congratulate" in all-capital letters.  The president also went against the advice of his aides by not condemning the Russian President over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter.

SEVERE WEATHER

  • Powerful weather strikes three areas of the nation.  Damaging winds and tornado warnings were felt throughout the Southeast yesterday.  The northeast is getting hit with its fourth nor'easter this month.  And out west, tens of thousands of Southern California residents were ordered to evacuate as storms there could bring another round of flooding and mudslides.
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  • Missouri Has A New Lieutenant Governor

    Missouri Has A New Lieutenant Governor

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:12:32 GMT

    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe to be the new lieutenant governor on Monday, despite some legal uncertainty about whether he has the authority to fill the position. Missouri's constitution isn't clear on whether a governor has the authority to appoint a lieutenant governor, which is the state's second-ranking executi...

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    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe to be the new lieutenant governor on Monday, despite some legal uncertainty about whether he has the authority to fill the position. Missouri's constitution isn't clear on whether a governor has the authority to appoint a lieutenant governor, which is the state's second-ranking executi...

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  • Funeral Thursday For Kansas Deputies Killed

    Funeral Thursday For Kansas Deputies Killed

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:46:46 GMT
    Two Kansas deputies killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest Thursday. On Friday, June 15th, 2018, Wyandotte County deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were shot while transferring an inmate from the courthouse back to jail after a hearing. Authorities say the inmate apparently overpowered the deputies in a gated area behind the courthouse and shot them - possibly with one of their own guns. Officials, at this time, have declined to go into more specifics about how...More >>
    Two Kansas deputies killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest Thursday. On Friday, June 15th, 2018, Wyandotte County deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were shot while transferring an inmate from the courthouse back to jail after a hearing. Authorities say the inmate apparently overpowered the deputies in a gated area behind the courthouse and shot them - possibly with one of their own guns. Officials, at this time, have declined to go into more specifics about how...More >>
  • Child Endangerment Charges Filed After Multi-County Pursuit

    Child Endangerment Charges Filed After Multi-County Pursuit

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:30:54 GMT
    The Jasper County, Missouri Prosecutor's Office has filed charges after a multi-county police pursuit. 20-year-old Marquis Saunders of Carterville, Missouri is charged with four counts of first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk and one count of resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony. On June 14th, 2018, dispatch received multiple 911 calls about a drive-by shooting at 406 N. Pearl Avenue in Joplin, Missouri. The calls came in a...More >>
    The Jasper County, Missouri Prosecutor's Office has filed charges after a multi-county police pursuit. 20-year-old Marquis Saunders of Carterville, Missouri is charged with four counts of first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk and one count of resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony. On June 14th, 2018, dispatch received multiple 911 calls about a drive-by shooting at 406 N. Pearl Avenue in Joplin, Missouri. The calls came in a...More >>
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