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SEK POT BUST

  • Labette County, Kansas authorities seize more than 26 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.  Authorities say the car, driven by Mark Hunt from Benton County, Arkansas, was pulled over for speeding.  The deputy conducting the traffic stop smelled the pot, and began his search.  Authorities say he found the marijuana and a thousand dollars in cash.

CJ ALERT SYSTEM

  • The Carl Junction Police is introducing a new notification system to the city.  The new system will allow Carl Junction residents to sign up for alerts in case of severe weather, car accidents and other emergencies.  When signed up, residents can get direct messages through their phones.  To sign up for the alert system, you can do it through the phone or online. 

SYRIA LATEST

  • A team of international investigators is accusing Syria and Russia of keeping them out of Douma.  The town outside Damascus was the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier this month.  Russia claimed the United Nations delayed the inspectors' arrival in Douma because of security concerns.  The U.N. said it had not.

TAX DAY

  • Today is the last day for filing income taxes without a penalty.  Tax Day is normally April 15th, but that fell on Sunday.  Yesterday was Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C.  All government agencies in the district were closed, including the IRS.  The upshot is that taxpayers need to file by midnight tonight or get an extension.
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  • A Pittsburg Man is Killed in a Fatal Crash on U69

    A Pittsburg Man is Killed in a Fatal Crash on U69

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:02:23 GMT

    The Kansas Highway Patrol says one man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on U69 about two miles south of Pittsburg. It happened on August 20th, 2018 around 9:10 a.m. Authorities say 70-year-old Stephen Hite was driving a Ford Ranger south on U69. He was slowing to turn onto E. 510 Ave. and was rear-ended by a Chevy Malibu. Hite's truck overturned onto its roof. Both vehicles came to rest in the east ditch. Hite died at the scene. The driver of the Malibu was injured and taken to...

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    The Kansas Highway Patrol says one man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on U69 about two miles south of Pittsburg. It happened on August 20th, 2018 around 9:10 a.m. Authorities say 70-year-old Stephen Hite was driving a Ford Ranger south on U69. He was slowing to turn onto E. 510 Ave. and was rear-ended by a Chevy Malibu. Hite's truck overturned onto its roof. Both vehicles came to rest in the east ditch. Hite died at the scene. The driver of the Malibu was injured and taken to...

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  • Trial Date Set for Carl Junction Murder Case

    Trial Date Set for Carl Junction Murder Case

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:07:08 GMT
    Jalen Vaden in Court on August 20th, 2018Jalen Vaden in Court on August 20th, 2018

    The man accused of killing a Carl Junction, Missouri girl in 2017 appears in court today, August 20th, 2018. During the motions hearing, the judge set a trial date of April 15th, 2019. Jalen Vaden is accused of killing 3-year-old Jayda Kyle at the Carl Junction home he shared with the child's mother. Vaden is charged with second degree murder and abuse or neglect resulting in death. The judge, today, also ruled the health records of the victim will remain sealed. Vaden's re...

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    The man accused of killing a Carl Junction, Missouri girl in 2017 appears in court today, August 20th, 2018. During the motions hearing, the judge set a trial date of April 15th, 2019. Jalen Vaden is accused of killing 3-year-old Jayda Kyle at the Carl Junction home he shared with the child's mother. Vaden is charged with second degree murder and abuse or neglect resulting in death. The judge, today, also ruled the health records of the victim will remain sealed. Vaden's re...

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  • Multiple Injured after Shooting in Parsons, Kansas

    Multiple Injured after Shooting in Parsons, Kansas

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-08-20 16:44:07 GMT

    On August 18th, 2018 officers responded to the area of 2500 Stevens Avenue in Parsons for a shooting with reported multiple victims. The Parsons Police Department and Labette County Sheriff's Office investigated and found three victims: 21-year-old Deana Sumner, 18-year-old Skylar Sumner and 20-year-old Joshua Sharp. They were taken to Labette Health. Deanna and Skylar were treated and released. Joshua was taken to Freeman Hospital for further treatment. Investigators collected...

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    On August 18th, 2018 officers responded to the area of 2500 Stevens Avenue in Parsons for a shooting with reported multiple victims. The Parsons Police Department and Labette County Sheriff's Office investigated and found three victims: 21-year-old Deana Sumner, 18-year-old Skylar Sumner and 20-year-old Joshua Sharp. They were taken to Labette Health. Deanna and Skylar were treated and released. Joshua was taken to Freeman Hospital for further treatment. Investigators collected...

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