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MEDICAL MARIJUANA

  • Missouri senators are preparing for a possible debate on legalizing medicinal marijuana after the house approved the measure.  One Kansas man says he might consider moving to Missouri if that legislation passes.  Gary Dixon is a veteran and says he suffers from severe PTSD, Fibromyalgia, and Cancer from exposure to Agent Orange.  Opponents say legal medicinal marijuana could make it easier for children to get access to marijuana.

FAMILY PHARMACY BANKRUPTCY

  • The owner of Southwest Missouri's Family Pharmacy files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.  State Representative Lynn Morris owns the pharmacy chain that has one location in Joplin, and a number of others in the Springfield metro.  Morris is trying to sell the pharmacy.  Family Pharmacy has received a loan from its wholesaler to continue regular operations.

MILITARY PLANE CRASH

  • An investigation is underway in Savannah, Georgia following a deadly cargo plane crash.  The military aircraft was on its way to Arizona when it crashed near Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport moments after takeoff.  The plane was carrying members of the Puerto Rican Air National Guard.

CONNECTICUT EXPLOSION

  • Several police officers were hurt last night during a house explosion in North Haven, Connecticut.  The incident occurred as police and swat were on the scene investigating a domestic situation.  Residents in the area say the explosion shook nearby homes.
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  • Joplin Man Sentenced To Prison Time For Large-Scale Meth Conspiracy

    Joplin Man Sentenced To Prison Time For Large-Scale Meth Conspiracy

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:28:26 GMT

    The Office of the U.S. Attorney Western District of Missouri says a Joplin man was sentenced today (May 22,2018) for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri. 25-year-old Santiago Soto-Garcia was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 2, 2017, Soto-Garcia was found guilty at trial of one count of participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, o...

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    The Office of the U.S. Attorney Western District of Missouri says a Joplin man was sentenced today (May 22,2018) for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri. 25-year-old Santiago Soto-Garcia was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 2, 2017, Soto-Garcia was found guilty at trial of one count of participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, o...

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  • A Southeast Kansas Man Pleads Guilty To Murder

    A Southeast Kansas Man Pleads Guilty To Murder

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:22:19 GMT
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    The Kansas Office of the Attorney General says 37-year-old Dejay Lynn Schlegel pleaded guilty today in Wilson County District Court to several charges including murder. Schlegel was one of two people arrested in the death of 57-year-old Michael P. Elam, who was found dead inside his home after it burned down on December 13th, 2016. According to court documents, two suspects broke into his home at 509 Wisconsin in Neodesha, KS. In April of 2017, authorities arrested Schlegel and ...

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    The Kansas Office of the Attorney General says 37-year-old Dejay Lynn Schlegel pleaded guilty today in Wilson County District Court to several charges including murder. Schlegel was one of two people arrested in the death of 57-year-old Michael P. Elam, who was found dead inside his home after it burned down on December 13th, 2016. According to court documents, two suspects broke into his home at 509 Wisconsin in Neodesha, KS. In April of 2017, authorities arrested Schlegel and ...

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  • Montgomery Co., KS Reopens Drivers License Office

    Montgomery Co., KS Reopens Drivers License Office

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:54:48 GMT

    Driver's licensing services resume in Montgomery Kansas after security concerns subside. The ARCO building driver's license office in Independence, KS was closed down on May 18th amid a series of intentionally lit fires. The services were moved to Fredonia, KS temporarily. The fires are under ongoing investigation by police and fire officials, and they are confident in the security of the building. Limited driver's license services will continue to be offered in Fredonia...

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    Driver's licensing services resume in Montgomery Kansas after security concerns subside. The ARCO building driver's license office in Independence, KS was closed down on May 18th amid a series of intentionally lit fires. The services were moved to Fredonia, KS temporarily. The fires are under ongoing investigation by police and fire officials, and they are confident in the security of the building. Limited driver's license services will continue to be offered in Fredonia...

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