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DEADLY PURSUIT

  • A pursuit in Newton County turns deadly after the suspect attempts to flee police in Shoal Creek.  According to Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings, just after 1:00pm yesterday afternoon Seneca police officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation.  Officials say they believe they know who the suspect is, but are withholding his name pending the notification of his family.

PITTSBURG GRENADE DETONATION

  • Pittsburg police say a call for an "unattended death" ended with the discovery of an explosive.  Authorities say when responding to the call, they discovered a hand grenade.  The Kansas Highway Patrol was called in to remove the grenade.  The grenade was detonated by the Highway Patrol at the Pittsburg Police Department gun range.  Authorities say the death does not appear to be suspicious.

IMMIGRATION LAWS

  • President Trump is again calling on congress to pass tougher immigration laws.  At the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, the President said migrants are taking advantage of policies that allow them to stay in the U.S.  Mister Trump accused democrats of standing in the way of improved border security.

DOW DROP

  • Another down day on Wall Street saw the DOW fall 458 points on Monday.  That's a drop of nearly 2%.  The NASDAQ and S&P 500 experienced even steeper declines.  Amazon and other tech stocks led the sell-off.  Investors were also reacting to China's decision to impose tariffs on a variety of commodities imported from the U.S.
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  • Erie High School Students to Host Town Hall Forum

    Erie High School Students to Host Town Hall Forum

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:13:34 GMT
    Although these students are too young to vote, they're plenty old enough to care about issues our country is facing today. "Ever since Parkland happened, the shooting at Park Land. I've always had this mentality, like it can happen here" Erie High School sophomore, Matthew Inman attended the Pittsburg March For Our Lives rally, and one of the leaders encouraged people from all congressional districts to hold town hall meetings, the spirit of activism was contagious. "...More >>
    Although these students are too young to vote, they're plenty old enough to care about issues our country is facing today. "Ever since Parkland happened, the shooting at Park Land. I've always had this mentality, like it can happen here" Erie High School sophomore, Matthew Inman attended the Pittsburg March For Our Lives rally, and one of the leaders encouraged people from all congressional districts to hold town hall meetings, the spirit of activism was contagious. "...More >>
  • Interim Police Chief Named for Pittsburg

    Interim Police Chief Named for Pittsburg

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:38:13 GMT
    The City of Pittsburg announces that Major Brent Narges has been appointed the interim police chief.  He'll take over for Mendy Hulvey who announced her retirement last month. Her last day is June 29, 2018. "Brent is a Pittsburg Police Department veteran, who understands our community and will work well with Chief Hulvey, as she transitions into retirement," says City Manager Daron Hall. "He is well-respected by our officers and community, and I appreciate his w...More >>
    The City of Pittsburg announces that Major Brent Narges has been appointed the interim police chief.  He'll take over for Mendy Hulvey who announced her retirement last month. Her last day is June 29, 2018. "Brent is a Pittsburg Police Department veteran, who understands our community and will work well with Chief Hulvey, as she transitions into retirement," says City Manager Daron Hall. "He is well-respected by our officers and community, and I appreciate his w...More >>
  • Carl Junction Man Arrested For Threatening Two People With A Gun

    Carl Junction Man Arrested For Threatening Two People With A Gun

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:01:45 GMT
    According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday (April 18), deputies were called to 10125 County Lane 273 in Carl Junction. Deputies spoke with two women who were trying to get their dog from their neighbors yard. The women were in the 71-year-old's driveway when the man came out with a pistol threatening to shoot them for trespassing. They say the man continued the threats as they tried to explain why they were there. When a deputy arrived, he approached the man...More >>
    According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday (April 18), deputies were called to 10125 County Lane 273 in Carl Junction. Deputies spoke with two women who were trying to get their dog from their neighbors yard. The women were in the 71-year-old's driveway when the man came out with a pistol threatening to shoot them for trespassing. They say the man continued the threats as they tried to explain why they were there. When a deputy arrived, he approached the man...More >>
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