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SAFE ROOM PROBLEMS

  • We're learning more about the problems at Joplin's Columbia Elementary safe room built about two years ago.  The safe room has had issues since it was originally planned.  It was determined that a mine shaft sat under the original site, so plans were made to move the safe room. But then the new site showed signs of sinking.  Columbia does have a basement, which has been the school's "safe area" and will continue to serve that role until the safe room is ready.

TRIP CANCELED

  • President Trump has canceled his trip to Missouri.  The president was expected to campaign for Attorney General Josh Hawley in Cape Girardeau.  But Hurricane Florence is forcing the president to stay in D/C.  The Trump campaign says it's an issue of safety.

STREET MAINTENANCE

  • Pittsburg commuters will need to set aside extra drive time or find an alternative route for the next couple of weeks.  A concrete repair project got underway on Monday.  It started at Rouse and Atkinson and will continue down Rouse to Quincy street.  Repairs will also be done along 4th street from Broadway to Grand.

SMART’S KIDNAPPER RELEASED

  • Elizabeth Smart says she was disappointed to learn that one of her kidnappers is getting out of prison early.  Wanda Barzee has served 15 years for her role in the 2002 abduction.  She'll be set free next week, five years ahead of her scheduled release.  Officials say they had miscalculated the time Barzee spent in federal custody.

HURRICANE FLORENCE

  • Millions of people are bracing for Hurricane Florence as it churns toward the southeastern U.S.  The category 4 storm may still be at that strength when it makes its expected landfall in the carolinas...  either later tomorrow or early Friday morning.  Florence could dump as much as two and a half feet of rain on some places.

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    Thursday, November 15 2018 6:56 PM EST2018-11-15 23:56:51 GMT

    The Cubs (11-0) are in the state semifinals for the first time in team history, where they will face Riley County Friday night. 

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    The Cubs (11-0) are in the state semifinals for the first time in team history, where they will face Riley County Friday night. 

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  • Crawford County, Ks man enters plea deal in shooting

    Crawford County, Ks man enters plea deal in shooting

    Thursday, November 15 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-11-15 23:25:53 GMT
    Muriece ScholesMuriece Scholes

    Muriece Scholes, 77, of rural Frontenac, Ks enters a plea deal for shooting a Pittsburg man. The crime happened on June 4th, 2017, near 940 S. 250th Street in Crawford County, Kansas. Dispatch received a call about a man being shot. Deputies responded and found 42-year-old Warren Hill with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Authorities got a warrant and on June 14th, 2017, arrested Scholes for first degree attempted murder for shooting Hill. As part of the plea deal, Scholes will be ...

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    Muriece Scholes, 77, of rural Frontenac, Ks enters a plea deal for shooting a Pittsburg man. The crime happened on June 4th, 2017, near 940 S. 250th Street in Crawford County, Kansas. Dispatch received a call about a man being shot. Deputies responded and found 42-year-old Warren Hill with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Authorities got a warrant and on June 14th, 2017, arrested Scholes for first degree attempted murder for shooting Hill. As part of the plea deal, Scholes will be ...

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  • Guilty verdict in Joplin murder case

    Guilty verdict in Joplin murder case

    Thursday, November 15 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-11-15 22:37:29 GMT
    James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)
    James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)James Henneha is found guilty of first degree murder in Joplin, Mo. (Nov 15, 2018)

    A jury finds James Henneha guilty of first degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford. Closing arguments were delivered this morning (Nov. 15, 2018) and the jury retired at 9:58 a.m. The jury was then seated at 1:28 p.m. and read the following, " WE, THE JURY, FIND THE DEFENDANT JAMES WARREN HENNEHA GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS SUBMITTED IN INSTRUCTION NO. 5." Tonya Crawford was reported missing on January 22nd, 2016. A day later, a landlord and fam...

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    A jury finds James Henneha guilty of first degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Tonya Crawford. Closing arguments were delivered this morning (Nov. 15, 2018) and the jury retired at 9:58 a.m. The jury was then seated at 1:28 p.m. and read the following, " WE, THE JURY, FIND THE DEFENDANT JAMES WARREN HENNEHA GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS SUBMITTED IN INSTRUCTION NO. 5." Tonya Crawford was reported missing on January 22nd, 2016. A day later, a landlord and fam...

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