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FIRE TRUCK CRASH

  • Authorities say a Columbus, Kansas engine was responding to a fire on the west end of town, when a medical condition caused the driver to lose consciousness behind the wheel.  The fire truck then left the road and hit a tree.  No word yet on what medical condition caused the driver to pass out.  He was last reported to be alert and stable.      

LAKE OF THE OZARKS CRASH

  • A boat driver is arrested and is facing charges after three people died in a crash.  It happened around 2:00am Saturday morning at the Lake of the Ozarks.  The boat driver, 22-year old Hayden Frazier of Overland Park was arrested under suspicion that he was driving intoxicated.

HAWAII VOLCANO

  • A new threat for Hawaiians on the big island, lava has reached the Pacific ocean which may cause laze, a hazardous mix of glass particles and noxious gas.  More than 40 structures have already been destroyed by lava and one man was hit by lava splatter, shattering his leg from his shin to his foot.

NORTH CAROLINA RESTAURANT CRASH

  • And two people are dead after a North Carolina man drove his car into a restaurant on Sunday.  Police say Richard Self intentionally rammed his car into the Surf and Turf Lodge, killing his daughter, a Gaston County Sheriff's deputy--and one other person.  Self is being held without bond and will be in court later today.
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  • Police Release More Information Regarding Pittsburg Shooting

    Monday, October 15 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-10-15 22:07:44 GMT
    The Pittsburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in a weekend shooting. Police say Eric James Cravey is wanted in the Saturday shooting that injured Vanessa Rae McWhirt-Martin of Chetopa, KS. Authorities say McWhirt was a passenger in a black "Dodge Nitro" driven by Cravey. They say witnesses say she got out of the SUV during an argument with Cravey and was shot with a handgun.  McWhirt was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery. At last repo...More >>
    The Pittsburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in a weekend shooting. Police say Eric James Cravey is wanted in the Saturday shooting that injured Vanessa Rae McWhirt-Martin of Chetopa, KS. Authorities say McWhirt was a passenger in a black "Dodge Nitro" driven by Cravey. They say witnesses say she got out of the SUV during an argument with Cravey and was shot with a handgun.  McWhirt was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery. At last repo...More >>
  • Pittsburg Police Identify Shooting Victim

    Sunday, October 14 2018 2:43 PM EDT2018-10-14 18:43:35 GMT

    Police identified the victim in a  shooting Saturday afternoon in Pittsburg  as 37 year old Vanessa Rae McWhirt-Martin of Chetopa, Kansas. 

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    Police identified the victim in a  shooting Saturday afternoon in Pittsburg  as 37 year old Vanessa Rae McWhirt-Martin of Chetopa, Kansas. 

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  • Woman Shot in Pittsburg: Suspect at Large

    Woman Shot in Pittsburg: Suspect at Large

    Saturday, October 13 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-10-14 02:26:12 GMT

    Pittsburg police ask for help in locating a shooting suspect. 

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    Pittsburg police ask for help in locating a shooting suspect. 

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