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OKLAHOMA TEACHER PAY

  • Teacher pay and taxes are going up in Oklahoma.  It was a historic vote by the Oklahoma Senate Wednesday night, giving final passage to a tax bill designed to generate $450-Million dollars, much of it for education.  Governor Mary Fallin signed the bill on Thursday.  A starting teacher in Oklahoma currently makes $31,600.  This bill means the average pay will jump by $6,100.

DIAMOND ELECTIONS

  • Diamond voters will face two school money questions next Tuesday.  The district wants a $3- Million dollar bond to pay  for more Chrome book computers, especially at the middle and high school.  Funds would replace the asphalt track with an all-weather surface.  Bond money would also pay to fix the leaking high school roof.  The other issue would move money from the debt service to the operating levy.

STEPHON CLARK FUNERAL

  • Mourners gathered in Sacramento, California on Thursday for a funeral for Stephon Clark.  On March 18th, the 22-year old was shot and killed by police in his grandmother's backyard.  Clark was unarmed at the time.  After the funeral, demonstrators once again took to the streets to demand justice for his death.

OPENING DAY

  • It may only be March but the boys of summer are back.  Nearly all 30 Major league teams took part in baseball's opening day on Thursday.  The games were the earliest openers ever played on U.S. soil.  The World Series is slated to begin 207 days from now.
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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

    Wednesday, September 26 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-09-26 13:42:47 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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