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VADEN MOTION DENIED

  • A Jasper County judge denies a motion to suppress a statement in the trial of the man accused of killing a three-year-old Carl Junction girl.  Jalen Vaden appeared in court on Monday,  claiming a  statement he gave to police without an attorney present should be inadmissible.  After reviewing audio and video recordings Judge David Mouton finds Vaden was read his "Miranda Rights" and did not invoke his right to counsel.

KENDALL PACKAGING EXPANSION

  • Kendall Packaging in Pittsburg holds an open house to unveil an expansion of its plant.  The $10-Million dollar expansion added 60,000 square feet which includes new offices and a workout facility.  It creates an opportunity for 18 new jobs.  The Wisconsin-based company has been around since 1948.

TEACHER WALKOUT

  • Oklahoma's legislature is taking up revenue-raising bills today, after thousands of striking teachers stage a fourth straight day of demonstrations at the capitol.  The bills aren't expected to increase the dwindling education budget, a key sticking point.  But lawmakers say the bills would reassure teachers the money is there for pay raises.

U.S. versus CHINA

  • President Trump has ordered the U.S. trade representative to consider an additional $100-Billion dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods.  The president also instructed the Secretary of Agriculture to find a way to protect American farmers and agricultural interests.  The move is the latest in a trade spat between the U.S. and China, with the Chinese targeting American products ranging from soybeans to passenger cars.
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  • Missouri Treasurer Highlights State Investment in Small Business and Agriculture

    Missouri Treasurer Highlights State Investment in Small Business and Agriculture

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-06-19 03:41:35 GMT

    State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced he has approved over $41 million of new investments in Missouri-based small businesses and agricultural operations since launching his Missouri FIRST initiative in March. In the same time frame, over 70 new Missouri FIRST applications have been approved and eight new banks have applied to become participating lenders in the program. State investments in linked deposits have increased by close to 29% over the past year – a sign o...

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    State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced he has approved over $41 million of new investments in Missouri-based small businesses and agricultural operations since launching his Missouri FIRST initiative in March. In the same time frame, over 70 new Missouri FIRST applications have been approved and eight new banks have applied to become participating lenders in the program. State investments in linked deposits have increased by close to 29% over the past year – a sign o...

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  • Thousands of Dead Fish in Schell Lake

    Thousands of Dead Fish in Schell Lake

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:23:48 GMT
    "Chaos, ignorance, it's a mess." Vernon County resident, Chris Greer expressing his disappointment in what happened to the lake. "A lot of mad people. There's a lot of people that fish out here, bring their kids out here and fish. A lot of people who survive off of fishing out here" Greer and others at the lake say they wish the Missouri Department of Conservation would have drained the lake differently, a way not resulting in a mass death of mostly Carp. &nbs...More >>
    "Chaos, ignorance, it's a mess." Vernon County resident, Chris Greer expressing his disappointment in what happened to the lake. "A lot of mad people. There's a lot of people that fish out here, bring their kids out here and fish. A lot of people who survive off of fishing out here" Greer and others at the lake say they wish the Missouri Department of Conservation would have drained the lake differently, a way not resulting in a mass death of mostly Carp. &nbs...More >>
  • Illegal Dumping Problem in Bourbon County

    Illegal Dumping Problem in Bourbon County

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:26:01 GMT

    William Baker is a Bourbon County resident who's dumping his junk the right way. And he wishes others would follow his cue. He says illegal dumping is ruining some of his favorite fishing holes. 

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    William Baker is a Bourbon County resident who's dumping his junk the right way. And he wishes others would follow his cue. He says illegal dumping is ruining some of his favorite fishing holes. 

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