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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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  • Push for Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Push for Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:47:57 GMT

    Advocates  for legalized marijuana in Oklahoma held a forum Saturday in Miami.  

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    Advocates  for legalized marijuana in Oklahoma held a forum Saturday in Miami.  

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  • Fatal Boat Crash at Lake of the Ozarks

    Fatal Boat Crash at Lake of the Ozarks

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:51:41 GMT

    A  dismal start to National Safe Boating week as a fatal boat crash kills three and injures at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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    A  dismal start to National Safe Boating week as a fatal boat crash kills three and injures at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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  • An inspiring athlete takes on the Joplin Memorial Run

    An inspiring athlete takes on the Joplin Memorial Run

    Saturday, May 19 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-05-19 22:41:17 GMT
    You may recognize him from this billboard last year. And now, he's off, Richard Vaughn hits the pavement for his 200th race, the only Joplin Memorial run contestant in a wheelchair this year.  "I know there's a lot of wheel chair basketball teams around here and other wheelchair athletes. Where are they? I'm challenging them to come out next year and not run against me, but run with me" says Vaughn.  He races in a standard wheelchair, rather than a chair s...More >>
    You may recognize him from this billboard last year. And now, he's off, Richard Vaughn hits the pavement for his 200th race, the only Joplin Memorial run contestant in a wheelchair this year.  "I know there's a lot of wheel chair basketball teams around here and other wheelchair athletes. Where are they? I'm challenging them to come out next year and not run against me, but run with me" says Vaughn.  He races in a standard wheelchair, rather than a chair s...More >>
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