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KANSAS SCHOOL FUNDING FIX

  • The Kansas Legislature has fixed an $80-Million error in its latest school funding bill.  The error was discovered just a day after lawmakers passed a Supreme Court mandated fix for the state's school budget.  Governor Jeff Colyer is expected to sign the fixed bill.  The new school funding law will phase in a $534-Million dollar increase to education funding.

STOLEN GUNS

  • Carl Junction police investigate a weekend break-in at Circle T Collectibles.  They're asking the public for tips, after someone stole a number of firearms.  Sometime between late Friday night and early Saturday morning, thieves took off with five modern pistols, a World War II era pistol, and a rifle.  The owner of the store is offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

CARDINAL ON TRIAL

  • Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell will stand trial for sexual abuse offenses.  Cardinal Pell will face at least one charge of historical sexual abuse.  The 76-year-old stands accused of sexually abusing multiple people in his hometown of Melbourne; he denies the claims.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES MEETING

  • Today President Trump meets with the crew of the Southwest Airlines flight that experienced a deadly engine explosion.  Many of the passengers onboard have called Captain Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women to become a navy fighter pilot, a hero.  At least one passenger on the flight was killed.
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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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