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ADOPTION PROTECTION

  • Lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma pass legislation that will grant legal protection to faith-based adoption agencies that won't place children in LGBT homes.  Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer says he will sign the bill.  Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has not indicated whether she will sign the legislation in her state.

NEOSHO RIVER BODY

  • A body is found in Oklahoma.  Ottawa County authorities say the body of a 34-year old white male was found floating in the Neosho River Saturday Afternoon.  The body showed no obvious signs of trauma and was turned over to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner.

HASPEL ON THE HILL

  • Gina Haspel remains on track to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.  On Sunday, the Washington post reported that she sought to withdraw from consideration.  The post said Haspel wanted to avoid a confirmation hearing centered on her role in the CIA's "enhanced interrogations" of terror suspects, which critics have likened to torture.  But a source close to the matter told CBS news that her nomination is "going forward."

HAWAII VOLCANO

  • In Hawaii, the eruption of the Kilauea volcano is now in its fifth day.  The lava flow on the big island has already destroyed at least 21 houses.  It's also forced some 17-hundred residents to evacuate their homes.
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  • Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:50:15 GMT

    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

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    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

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  • Joplin Man Sentenced For Cherokee County Thefts

    Joplin Man Sentenced For Cherokee County Thefts

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:06:18 GMT
    Christopher WhitneyChristopher Whitney

    A Joplin man who plead guilty to two separate thefts in Cherokee County received a sentence on July 10, 2018. Christopher Whitney was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing personal property from rural home in Galena, KS and stealing a vehicle from a home near Rive ton, KS. After the two burglaries, Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Whitney, where they found the stolen items and a quantity of methamphetamine. Prior to the sentenc...

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    A Joplin man who plead guilty to two separate thefts in Cherokee County received a sentence on July 10, 2018. Christopher Whitney was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing personal property from rural home in Galena, KS and stealing a vehicle from a home near Rive ton, KS. After the two burglaries, Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Whitney, where they found the stolen items and a quantity of methamphetamine. Prior to the sentenc...

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  • 6-year-old in ICU, Knocked Unconscious by Softball

    6-year-old in ICU, Knocked Unconscious by Softball

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:58:09 GMT

    She was taken to surgery where part of her skull was removed to get a blood clot and allow for swelling.

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    She was taken to surgery where part of her skull was removed to get a blood clot and allow for swelling.

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