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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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  • Fort Scott Preps for SEK Showdown vs. Labette County

    Fort Scott Preps for SEK Showdown vs. Labette County

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-09-26 00:16:31 GMT

    The Tigers will host the defending league champion Grizzlies with first place on the line Friday night. 

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    The Tigers will host the defending league champion Grizzlies with first place on the line Friday night. 

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  • K-7 in Cherokee County, KS is Now Open

    K-7 in Cherokee County, KS is Now Open

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-09-25 21:52:13 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) says K-7 between U.S. 160 and K-102 in Cherokee County is once again open to traffic. The seven mile section of K-7 has been closed for reconstruction since the spring of 2017. The highway opening marks the completion of the 11-mile reconstruction of K-7 from U.S. 160 north to U.S. 400. Reconstruction of the northern four miles was completed in late 2016. The K-7 roadway has been widened to 44 feet, with 12-foot driving lanes and 10-fo...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) says K-7 between U.S. 160 and K-102 in Cherokee County is once again open to traffic. The seven mile section of K-7 has been closed for reconstruction since the spring of 2017. The highway opening marks the completion of the 11-mile reconstruction of K-7 from U.S. 160 north to U.S. 400. Reconstruction of the northern four miles was completed in late 2016. The K-7 roadway has been widened to 44 feet, with 12-foot driving lanes and 10-fo...More >>
  • Two Suspects Plea Guilty to Murder, Robbery in Joplin

    Two Suspects Plea Guilty to Murder, Robbery in Joplin

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-09-25 21:26:28 GMT
    Taven Murder Case, Joplin, MO (2017)Taven Murder Case, Joplin, MO (2017)

    Two southeast Kansas residents pleaded guilty yesterday (Sept. 24) to second degree murder and other charges for a cap on sentencing. They both also agreed to testify against a third suspect. According to court documents, robbery and shooting happened on January 29th, 2017 at 2334 E. Zora St. in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities say Azaiah Forester, Brock Robinson, Erik Jones and Taven Williams broke into the home to steal property. While inside, documents say Robinso...

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    Two southeast Kansas residents pleaded guilty yesterday (Sept. 24) to second degree murder and other charges for a cap on sentencing. They both also agreed to testify against a third suspect. According to court documents, robbery and shooting happened on January 29th, 2017 at 2334 E. Zora St. in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities say Azaiah Forester, Brock Robinson, Erik Jones and Taven Williams broke into the home to steal property. While inside, documents say Robinso...

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