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OKLAHOMA SHOOTING DEATH

  • Investigators says brothers Willie and Waylon Russell entered a home and shot and killed the owner, Dinh Van Hoang.  Willie and Waylon Russell were arrested on potential charges of first degree murder and shooting with intent to kill.  A judge set their bonds at $750,000 each.

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS

  • New trail construction kicks off at Pittsburg Community Middle School yesterday.  Additional walking and biking trails are planned for Westside Elementary School, and George Nettles Elementary School, and all three trails are expected to be completed, by the end of the summer.  The total cost of the "safe routes to school" project in Pittsburg, is a little more than $240,000.

MORE MANAFORT CHARGES

  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is facing new criminal charges.  Last night, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller accused him of witness tampering.  They say Manafort tried to contact two people in an effort to influence their testimony in his tax and money laundering case.  Mueller's team asked a judge to revoke or revise the terms of Manafort's bail. 

GUATEMALA VOLCANO

  • Dozens are now confirmed dead in Guatemala following the eruption of Volcano Del Fuego on Sunday.  Officials fear more victims may have been trapped under the steaming-hot ash and mud flows.  The eruption has forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes... Many are now living in shelters outside the nation's capital, Guatemala City.
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  • Suspect in Galena Arson Pleads Guilty

    Suspect in Galena Arson Pleads Guilty

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-10-16 00:05:44 GMT
    A Galena, Kansas man pleads guilty to two arsons from the spring and summer. Ronny Ray Piercefield admits that he set a grass fire on North Jefferson Street in Galena in March. That fire eventually engulfed a small structure. Piercefield also pleaded guilty to setting a fire that engulfed 68 bales of hay in rural Cherokee County, Kansas in July of 2018. Piercefield is to be sentenced in December of 2018.  Authorities have been investigating a string of fires that happened in ...More >>
    A Galena, Kansas man pleads guilty to two arsons from the spring and summer. Ronny Ray Piercefield admits that he set a grass fire on North Jefferson Street in Galena in March. That fire eventually engulfed a small structure. Piercefield also pleaded guilty to setting a fire that engulfed 68 bales of hay in rural Cherokee County, Kansas in July of 2018. Piercefield is to be sentenced in December of 2018.  Authorities have been investigating a string of fires that happened in ...More >>
  • 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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