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MISSOURI TREATMENT BILL

  • Missouri lawmakers approve a bill that will direct more people toward treatment programs, instead of prison.  The bill creates a pilot program in three counties to treat people struggling with addiction who might otherwise be incarcerated.  The senate had previously passed the bill.

JOPLN AMNESTY DAY

  • The Joplin Municipal Court is looking to work with residents who might have missed a court date or failed to pay a ticket.  An amnesty day will take place at the court house on 303 East Third Street this Friday from 9:30am until 3:30pm.  The amnesty is intended to allow anyone who has an outstanding warrant to show up for court on Friday without fear of facing the consequences.

ILLINOIS SRO STORY

  • An Illinois school resource officer is being called a hero after preventing what would have been a mass shooting.  Mark Dallas, who was assigned to Dixon High School, confronted and injured the armed teenager yesterday.  The 19-year old suspect is in police custody.

ABUSE COMPENSATION

  • Michigan State University has agreed to compensate survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse.  The school will pay $500-Million to more than 300 women and girls abused by the former MSU and USA gymnastics sports doctor.  Nassar will spend his life in prison...for sexually abusing young athletes in his care.
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  • Suspect in Three KC Police Officer Shootings Killed by Police

    Suspect in Three KC Police Officer Shootings Killed by Police

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:57:24 GMT

    Breaking News : According to the Kansas City Star, the suspect came out of a home  where he had barricaded himself inside Sunday afternoon and exchanged gunfire with police, who killed him.   

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    Breaking News : According to the Kansas City Star, the suspect came out of a home  where he had barricaded himself inside Sunday afternoon and exchanged gunfire with police, who killed him.   

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  • Lawsuits Could Derail Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Lawsuits Could Derail Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:32:46 GMT

    The future of medical marijuana in Oklahoma is now uncertain just days after the state approved emergency rules. Two lawsuits filed Friday  challenge the new guidelines on state question 788. Both groups say the department of health went too far but the two cases could have very different results. 

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    The future of medical marijuana in Oklahoma is now uncertain just days after the state approved emergency rules. Two lawsuits filed Friday  challenge the new guidelines on state question 788. Both groups say the department of health went too far but the two cases could have very different results. 

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  • Guilty Plea in the Murder of Adriaunna Horton

    Guilty Plea in the Murder of Adriaunna Horton

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:06:05 GMT
    Bobby Bourne, Jr. in Court on July 13th, 2018Bobby Bourne, Jr. in Court on July 13th, 2018

    The man charged with kidnapping and killing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton in Golden City, Missouri pleads guilty and is sentenced today. On August 20th, 2013, the Barton County Sheriff's Office issued an endangered person advisory for 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton. On August 19th, 2013, authorities say Horton was playing at Hazel Park in Golden City, Missouri when other children there realized she wasn't there. The children contacted Horton's father, who then called 911 at about ...

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    The man charged with kidnapping and killing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton in Golden City, Missouri pleads guilty and is sentenced today. On August 20th, 2013, the Barton County Sheriff's Office issued an endangered person advisory for 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton. On August 19th, 2013, authorities say Horton was playing at Hazel Park in Golden City, Missouri when other children there realized she wasn't there. The children contacted Horton's father, who then called 911 at about ...

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