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NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW 10-10

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  • JOPLIN STORM DAMAGE

A line of storms that flipped cars in Midwest City Oklahoma did some damage in the four-states yesterday. The owner of this home on Central City Road in Joplin says the storm sent his garage into his yard. It caused some roof damage and also uprooted a large tree. No one was injured.

  • JAIL POLICY VIOLATION

A former Ottawa County Oklahoma jail inmate claims jail policy wasn't followed after he was attacked in jail. On September 19, Donald Herring was involved in a fight in the jail. Herring says it started in the recreation area when two other inmates jumped him and then a third in one of the jail pods. Herring alleges the fight lasted several minutes before jailers stopped it. The sheriff says the fight only lasted 22 seconds.

  • NEW 911 SYSTEM

Cherokee County, Kansas is getting a new 9-11 system. The new system, which is expected to be up and running in about a year, will change how people communicate with dispatchers. It'll allow people to text 9-11, and send pictures to dispatchers. The new system is funded through the nine-one-one tax. 

  • HURRICANE MICHAEL

Hurricane Michael is bearing down on the Florida panhandle. More than 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes as the storm approaches the coast. Michael is due to make landfall sometime later today, bringing an expected 8 - 12 foot storm surge with it.

  • HALEY RESIGNS

There was a surprise announcement at the White House yesterday. The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is stepping down, after two years on the job. She quickly became a star cabinet member and staunch defender of the president, playing key roles in sanctioning North Korea and pulling the U.S. out of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

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  • Fundraiser Kicks Off for T&D Donkey Rescue

    Fundraiser Kicks Off for T&D Donkey Rescue

    Saturday, October 20 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-10-21 00:30:49 GMT
    Deanna Kafka has spent the past 25 years rescuing animals, and, in 2016, she made her passion a non-profit, dedicated to donkeys. "We have so many people that come out here and we hear it all the time saying that 'I had no idea how cool donkeys were,' or they had no idea how affectionate donkeys were," explained Kafka, founder of T&D Donkey Rescue. Kafka explains that working with these animals, who often come from neglected or abusive homes, has shaped her life. ...More >>
    Deanna Kafka has spent the past 25 years rescuing animals, and, in 2016, she made her passion a non-profit, dedicated to donkeys. "We have so many people that come out here and we hear it all the time saying that 'I had no idea how cool donkeys were,' or they had no idea how affectionate donkeys were," explained Kafka, founder of T&D Donkey Rescue. Kafka explains that working with these animals, who often come from neglected or abusive homes, has shaped her life. ...More >>
  • Vendor Fair Offers Safe Trick-Or-Treat

    Saturday, October 20 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-10-20 17:25:00 GMT
    Dozens of vendors gather in Galena, Kansas to sell their wares and give out candy to kids in the community at the local Elks Lodge. While the vendors meet here monthly, this event has a Halloween theme, and kids were invited to come out for a safe trick-or-treat while parents shopped. Items for sale ranged from baked goods to fall crafts and decorations. A raffle and pumpkin contest also added to the festivities. Officials say this is an opportunity to support local busine...More >>
    Dozens of vendors gather in Galena, Kansas to sell their wares and give out candy to kids in the community at the local Elks Lodge. While the vendors meet here monthly, this event has a Halloween theme, and kids were invited to come out for a safe trick-or-treat while parents shopped. Items for sale ranged from baked goods to fall crafts and decorations. A raffle and pumpkin contest also added to the festivities. Officials say this is an opportunity to support local busine...More >>
  • Prop D Raises Concern Over Pump Prices

    Prop D Raises Concern Over Pump Prices

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-10-17 22:52:24 GMT
    Leslie Kuhler is a clerk at the Lion Stop, and all day long she hears comments about gas prices. "Nobody likes paying high prices for gas and, of course, as soon as it goes up, even a couple cents, people very much notice. They are always on the lookout for the cheapest price," said Kuhler. Kuhler is against Proposition D, a gas tax that would raise prices 10 cents per gallon over the next four years to pay for road and bridge repairs. She says it sounds good in t...More >>
    Leslie Kuhler is a clerk at the Lion Stop, and all day long she hears comments about gas prices. "Nobody likes paying high prices for gas and, of course, as soon as it goes up, even a couple cents, people very much notice. They are always on the lookout for the cheapest price," said Kuhler. Kuhler is against Proposition D, a gas tax that would raise prices 10 cents per gallon over the next four years to pay for road and bridge repairs. She says it sounds good in t...More >>
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