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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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  • #1 East Mississippi, #2 Garden City to Meet in NJCAA National Championship in Pittsburg

    #1 East Mississippi, #2 Garden City to Meet in NJCAA National Championship in Pittsburg

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:26 PM EST2018-11-13 03:26:41 GMT

    Garden City is led by head coach Jeff Sims, who will take over as the head coach at Missouri Southern following the national championship game. 

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    Garden City is led by head coach Jeff Sims, who will take over as the head coach at Missouri Southern following the national championship game. 

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  • Missouri authorities search for suspect vehicle in high-speed chase

    Missouri authorities search for suspect vehicle in high-speed chase

    Monday, November 12 2018 4:49 PM EST2018-11-12 21:49:07 GMT
    The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018)The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018)
    The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018)The Barton County, Mo. Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect vehicle (Nov. 12, 2018)
    Authorities search for a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase through Lamar, Missouri. It happened on November 12th, 2018, around 7:40 a.m. The deputy first saw the vehicle near O Highway and 160 west of Lamar. The deputy then saw the vehicle travel east on 160 until it reached the substation by Barton County Electric where it then turned and went back west on 160 highway. Authorities say the vehicle continued until it turned at a residential driveway (before J Highway)...More >>
    Authorities search for a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase through Lamar, Missouri. It happened on November 12th, 2018, around 7:40 a.m. The deputy first saw the vehicle near O Highway and 160 west of Lamar. The deputy then saw the vehicle travel east on 160 until it reached the substation by Barton County Electric where it then turned and went back west on 160 highway. Authorities say the vehicle continued until it turned at a residential driveway (before J Highway)...More >>
  • Pittsburg Fire Department shares home heating safety tips

    Pittsburg Fire Department shares home heating safety tips

    Monday, November 12 2018 12:45 PM EST2018-11-12 17:45:34 GMT
    The cold weather has finally arrived, which means residents will be turning up their thermostats and using home heating devices to stay warm. During the cold-weather months, it is especially important to make sure homes are heated safely. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), half of home heating fires occur in the months of December, January and February. To help keep residents safe this season, the Pittsburg Fire Department is sharing some essential hom...More >>
    The cold weather has finally arrived, which means residents will be turning up their thermostats and using home heating devices to stay warm. During the cold-weather months, it is especially important to make sure homes are heated safely. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), half of home heating fires occur in the months of December, January and February. To help keep residents safe this season, the Pittsburg Fire Department is sharing some essential hom...More >>
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