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KANSAS SCHOOL FUNDING

  • Kansas lawmakers pass a school funding bill hoping to meet a court mandate.  Legislators approved the $534 Million dollar increase to education funding early Sunday morning.  The plan passed the Senate 21 to 19, and got House approval.  Included in the education bill is $10 Million for a pilot program to team up schools and community mental health centers to treat at-risk students.

UNSAFE PITTSBURG BUILDING

  • The city of Pittsburg is working to bring down an unsafe building that forced the closure of a section of Fifth street between Broadway and Pine.  Building safety officials report the structure has moved since its last inspection in 2017.  That section of 5th street will remain closed until the building is demolished.  The connected 5th Street Bar and Grill however, will remain open.

SYRIA GAS ATTACK

  • The U.N. Security Council is planning an emergency session today over a suspected gas attack in a rebel held town near Damascus, Syria.  Local rescuers claim 40 people were killed.  President Donald Trump is blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad, but Assad's government denies it.

HOCKEY TEAM VIGIL

  • The Canadian City of Humboldt, Saskatchewan held a vigil Sunday to mourn 15 members of a junior hockey team killed in a bus crash.  A semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos Team to a playoff game on Friday.  Two dozen players, ranging in age from 16 to 20-years old, coaches and the driver were all on board.
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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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