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  • Oklahoma sees prison admissions rise despite reform efforts

    Oklahoma sees prison admissions rise despite reform efforts

    Friday, November 16 2018 4:17 PM EST2018-11-16 21:17:13 GMT

    Tulsa County is one of the prosecution districts driving the increase.

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    Tulsa County is one of the prosecution districts driving the increase.

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  • 67 inmates seek Kansas prison release over secret recordings

    67 inmates seek Kansas prison release over secret recordings

    Friday, November 16 2018 4:15 PM EST2018-11-16 21:15:45 GMT

    ...conversations between attorneys and clients, which are confidential under the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution.

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    ...conversations between attorneys and clients, which are confidential under the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution.

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  • Kelly senses 'momentum' in Kansas toward medical marijuana

    Kelly senses 'momentum' in Kansas toward medical marijuana

    Friday, November 16 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-11-16 21:10:12 GMT

    The governor-elect recently told reporters that she senses "some momentum" among legislators to legalize medical marijuana, with strict regulations.

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    The governor-elect recently told reporters that she senses "some momentum" among legislators to legalize medical marijuana, with strict regulations.

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  • Ex-massage therapist guilty of secretly recording woman

    Ex-massage therapist guilty of secretly recording woman

    Friday, November 16 2018 4:08 PM EST2018-11-16 21:08:09 GMT

    ...admitting that he secretly recorded video of a woman while she undressed.

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    ...admitting that he secretly recorded video of a woman while she undressed.

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  • Survey: Rural economy being hurt by tariffs, low prices

    Survey: Rural economy being hurt by tariffs, low prices

    Friday, November 16 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-11-16 21:06:45 GMT

    "Bad policy from the White House."

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    "Bad policy from the White House."

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  • Toddler shot in leg in Kansas City, Kansas, home

    Toddler shot in leg in Kansas City, Kansas, home

    Friday, November 16 2018 4:04 PM EST2018-11-16 21:04:48 GMT

    The 1-year-old is expected to recover from a broken femur.

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    The 1-year-old is expected to recover from a broken femur.

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  • Lawsuit: Nurse gave 83-year-old man fatal dose of fentanyl

    Lawsuit: Nurse gave 83-year-old man fatal dose of fentanyl

    Friday, November 16 2018 4:03 PM EST2018-11-16 21:03:36 GMT

    The suit says the patient was given two doses of 25 micrograms of the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Later, he was given 100 micrograms of fentanyl.

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    The suit says the patient was given two doses of 25 micrograms of the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Later, he was given 100 micrograms of fentanyl.

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  • GOP proposal would ban 'free speech zones' on state campuses

    GOP proposal would ban 'free speech zones' on state campuses

    Friday, November 16 2018 4:01 PM EST2018-11-16 21:01:51 GMT

    Similar proposals to block campuses from designating such areas have popped up at legislatures around the nation, including this year in Florida and Kansas.

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    Similar proposals to block campuses from designating such areas have popped up at legislatures around the nation, including this year in Florida and Kansas.

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  • Survey says Tariffs Are Hurting Rural Economy

    Survey says Tariffs Are Hurting Rural Economy

    Thursday, November 15 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-11-16 04:59:25 GMT
    For the first time this year, a monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states, including Missouri and Kansas, indicates the regional rural economy is shrinking.     The overall index of the Rural Mainstreet survey for November sank to 49.9, the first time it's dipped below 50 since January and down from October's 54.3. Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy in the months ahead, while a score below 50 indicates a shrinking economy.   ...More >>
    For the first time this year, a monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states, including Missouri and Kansas, indicates the regional rural economy is shrinking.     The overall index of the Rural Mainstreet survey for November sank to 49.9, the first time it's dipped below 50 since January and down from October's 54.3. Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy in the months ahead, while a score below 50 indicates a shrinking economy.   ...More >>
  • Kansas Bomb Plot Defendants Seek To Prohibit Victim Impact Statements

    Kansas Bomb Plot Defendants Seek To Prohibit Victim Impact Statements

    Thursday, November 15 2018 10:48 PM EST2018-11-16 03:48:50 GMT
    Attorneys for three Kansas militia members convicted of plotting to bomb a Kansas mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants have asked the court to prohibit any victim impact statements at sentencing     .A jury convicted had Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of conspiracy against civil rights in April. Wright was also found guilty of lying to the FBI. The men had plotte...More >>
    Attorneys for three Kansas militia members convicted of plotting to bomb a Kansas mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants have asked the court to prohibit any victim impact statements at sentencing     .A jury convicted had Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of conspiracy against civil rights in April. Wright was also found guilty of lying to the FBI. The men had plotte...More >>
  • Chetopa Kansas Man Sentenced After Growing Marijuana On An Island

    Chetopa Kansas Man Sentenced After Growing Marijuana On An Island

    Thursday, November 15 2018 10:37 PM EST2018-11-16 03:37:35 GMT
        A Chetopa, Kansas man who was growing marijuana on an island in the Neosho River has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.       U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said 55-year-old Scott Joseph Skibo was sentenced Thursday for unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.       Prosecutors say Skibo admitted he was growing a marijuana garden when investigators had him under surveillance. He fled in ...More >>
        A Chetopa, Kansas man who was growing marijuana on an island in the Neosho River has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.       U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said 55-year-old Scott Joseph Skibo was sentenced Thursday for unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.       Prosecutors say Skibo admitted he was growing a marijuana garden when investigators had him under surveillance. He fled in ...More >>
  • CHC/SEK Offers New Approach to Prenatal Care

    CHC/SEK Offers New Approach to Prenatal Care

    Thursday, November 15 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-11-15 22:41:25 GMT
    Community Health Clinic of Southeast Kansas, Pittsburg, KSCommunity Health Clinic of Southeast Kansas, Pittsburg, KS
    Community Health Clinic of Southeast Kansas, Pittsburg, KSCommunity Health Clinic of Southeast Kansas, Pittsburg, KS

    Women in Crawford and Cherokee county who are expecting a baby have the opportunity to receive more comprehensive prenatal care without increased cost.

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    Women in Crawford and Cherokee county who are expecting a baby have the opportunity to receive more comprehensive prenatal care without increased cost.

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  • The "worst toys" for the holidays, according to safety group

    The "worst toys" for the holidays, according to safety group

    Thursday, November 15 2018 11:47 AM EST2018-11-15 16:47:13 GMT
    By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) - A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its 46th annual list of the 10 "worst toys" Tuesday at Franciscan Children's Hospital in Boston. Joan Siff, the nonprofit organization's president, said many of the toys on ...More >>
    By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) - A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its 46th annual list of the 10 "worst toys" Tuesday at Franciscan Children's Hospital in Boston. Joan Siff, the nonprofit organization's president, said many of the toys on ...More >>
  • Oklahoma Man Sentenced For Conspiring With Son To Make Pipe Bombs

    Oklahoma Man Sentenced For Conspiring With Son To Make Pipe Bombs

    Thursday, November 15 2018 2:18 AM EST2018-11-15 07:18:16 GMT
    An Oklahoma who conspired with his son to make pipe bombs, is sentenced to 30 months in prison.     U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell handed down the sentence Wednesday in Tulsa to 54-year-old Berry Albert Nichols, who pleaded guilty in August to one count of conspiring with his son, 24-year-old Christopher Nichols, to purchase materials at a hardware store to create two pipe bombs.       Christopher Nichols was sentenced in December 2017 to 44 mon...More >>
    An Oklahoma who conspired with his son to make pipe bombs, is sentenced to 30 months in prison.     U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell handed down the sentence Wednesday in Tulsa to 54-year-old Berry Albert Nichols, who pleaded guilty in August to one count of conspiring with his son, 24-year-old Christopher Nichols, to purchase materials at a hardware store to create two pipe bombs.       Christopher Nichols was sentenced in December 2017 to 44 mon...More >>
  • Suspect Pleads Guilty In Deadly Kansas Phone Hoax

    Suspect Pleads Guilty In Deadly Kansas Phone Hoax

    Thursday, November 15 2018 2:14 AM EST2018-11-15 07:14:25 GMT
       A telephone hoax that lead to the shooting death of a Kansas man, could put the caller in jail for decades.     A California man has admitted making a hoax call that ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Wichita man following a dispute between online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game,     Twenty-six-year-old Tyler R. Barriss pleaded guilty to making a false report resulting in a death, cyberstalking and conspiracy rel...More >>
       A telephone hoax that lead to the shooting death of a Kansas man, could put the caller in jail for decades.     A California man has admitted making a hoax call that ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Wichita man following a dispute between online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game,     Twenty-six-year-old Tyler R. Barriss pleaded guilty to making a false report resulting in a death, cyberstalking and conspiracy rel...More >>
  • Oklahoma And Arkansas Work To Address Poultry Waste Concerns

    Oklahoma And Arkansas Work To Address Poultry Waste Concerns

    Thursday, November 15 2018 1:50 AM EST2018-11-15 06:50:19 GMT
         Arkansas and Oklahoma state agencies have signed an agreement which commits the states to work together to address concerns about water quality in the Illinois River prompted by poultry operation waste in northeastern Oklahoma.     The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality says that the agency, along with the state's Natural Resources Commission and Oklahoma's Secretary of Energy and Environment and Secretary of Agriculture, agreed Wednes...More >>
         Arkansas and Oklahoma state agencies have signed an agreement which commits the states to work together to address concerns about water quality in the Illinois River prompted by poultry operation waste in northeastern Oklahoma.     The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality says that the agency, along with the state's Natural Resources Commission and Oklahoma's Secretary of Energy and Environment and Secretary of Agriculture, agreed Wednes...More >>
  • Final Defendant Sentenced In Missouri Drug Ring

    Final Defendant Sentenced In Missouri Drug Ring

    Thursday, November 15 2018 1:07 AM EST2018-11-15 06:07:29 GMT
         The last of 15 defendants has been sentenced in a conspiracy to distribute more than $1 million in Methamphetamine in Missouri.     Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Michael Ryan Nevatt of Springfield was sentenced Wednesday 38.4 years in prison without parole.     Nevatt had been found guilty in April on seven charges involving the drug ring.     Testimony at the trial indicated Nevatt helped distribute methamphetamin...More >>
         The last of 15 defendants has been sentenced in a conspiracy to distribute more than $1 million in Methamphetamine in Missouri.     Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Michael Ryan Nevatt of Springfield was sentenced Wednesday 38.4 years in prison without parole.     Nevatt had been found guilty in April on seven charges involving the drug ring.     Testimony at the trial indicated Nevatt helped distribute methamphetamin...More >>
  • Joplin Woman Hit By A Car After Wreck

    Joplin Woman Hit By A Car After Wreck

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 9:03 AM EST2018-11-14 14:03:23 GMT

    A Joplin woman is in the hospital after being struck by a car. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of North Schifferdecker Avenue and Zora. 18-year-old Hailey Robinson was heading north on Schifferdecker when her vehicle left the road and overturned. After she got out of her car she was hit by a separate vehicle. Robinson was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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    A Joplin woman is in the hospital after being struck by a car. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of North Schifferdecker Avenue and Zora. 18-year-old Hailey Robinson was heading north on Schifferdecker when her vehicle left the road and overturned. After she got out of her car she was hit by a separate vehicle. Robinson was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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  • Cherokee, Ks boil advisory rescinded

    Cherokee, Ks boil advisory rescinded

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:20 PM EST2018-11-13 17:20:45 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Cherokee located in Crawford County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. Regardless of w...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Cherokee located in Crawford County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. Regardless of w...More >>
  • Oklahoma Drug Offenders Seek Clemency

    Oklahoma Drug Offenders Seek Clemency

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-11-13 03:49:42 GMT
    Clemency requests are on their way to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for 22 prison inmates convicted of various nonviolent offenses, in light of pending changes in state law.       The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has recommended that sentences of between 10 and 40 years be reduced after voters approved a state question in 2016 that reclassified some nonviolent drug and property crimes.       State Question 780 made drug possession and low-le...More >>
    Clemency requests are on their way to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for 22 prison inmates convicted of various nonviolent offenses, in light of pending changes in state law.       The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has recommended that sentences of between 10 and 40 years be reduced after voters approved a state question in 2016 that reclassified some nonviolent drug and property crimes.       State Question 780 made drug possession and low-le...More >>
  • Lawyer who sued Greitens nonprofit wants to be Missouri AG

    Lawyer who sued Greitens nonprofit wants to be Missouri AG

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:35 PM EST2018-11-13 03:35:55 GMT
         A lawyer who tried to get the financial records of a dark money group associated with former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens wants to become the state attorney general.       Elad Gross said Monday that he is running as a Democrat in the 2020 attorney general's election.       The St. Louis attorney had sued the nonprofit A New Missouri seeking to inspect its financial records. A Cole County judge dismissed the case last week...More >>
         A lawyer who tried to get the financial records of a dark money group associated with former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens wants to become the state attorney general.       Elad Gross said Monday that he is running as a Democrat in the 2020 attorney general's election.       The St. Louis attorney had sued the nonprofit A New Missouri seeking to inspect its financial records. A Cole County judge dismissed the case last week...More >>
  • Snowy Road Frustrations

    Snowy Road Frustrations

    Monday, November 12 2018 9:28 PM EST2018-11-13 02:28:05 GMT

    KOAM hit Joplin's North Park Mall Monday to find out what frustrates 4-Staters when it comes to driving in snowy weather. For some commuters, the lack of visibility and frozen windshields are the biggest annoyance. But many people also told us, their biggest snow concern is other drivers. 

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    KOAM hit Joplin's North Park Mall Monday to find out what frustrates 4-Staters when it comes to driving in snowy weather. For some commuters, the lack of visibility and frozen windshields are the biggest annoyance. But many people also told us, their biggest snow concern is other drivers. 

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  • Girl Scouts Honor Their Sisters

    Girl Scouts Honor Their Sisters

    Sunday, November 11 2018 10:58 PM EST2018-11-12 03:58:20 GMT

    Cherokee County Girl Scouts held a candlelight vigil Sunday evening, to honor their fellow scouts who lost their lives in Wisconsin last weekend. 

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    Cherokee County Girl Scouts held a candlelight vigil Sunday evening, to honor their fellow scouts who lost their lives in Wisconsin last weekend. 

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  • Shawnee Tribe Celebration

    Shawnee Tribe Celebration

    Saturday, November 10 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-11-11 03:49:03 GMT

    Sunday in Miami, Oklahoma, people celebrated the opening of the Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center. 

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    Sunday in Miami, Oklahoma, people celebrated the opening of the Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center. 

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  • Joplin's Veterans Day Parade Continues to Grow

    Joplin's Veterans Day Parade Continues to Grow

    Saturday, November 10 2018 10:35 PM EST2018-11-11 03:35:02 GMT

    Joplin's 31st Annual Veterans Day Parade was a big hit Saturday, and continues to grow in size. 

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    Joplin's 31st Annual Veterans Day Parade was a big hit Saturday, and continues to grow in size. 

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  • Register To Ring Opens In Pittsburg

    Register To Ring Opens In Pittsburg

    Friday, November 9 2018 3:29 PM EST2018-11-09 20:29:01 GMT
    The Pittsburg Salvation Army is accepting reservations for this season's Kettle Campaign at their Register To Ring website.  This year's bell ringing campaign begins November 16th and ends December 24th.  Officials say if you're interested in ringing to go to the website highlighted above or contact the Salvation Army directly at 620-231-0415.More >>
    The Pittsburg Salvation Army is accepting reservations for this season's Kettle Campaign at their Register To Ring website.  This year's bell ringing campaign begins November 16th and ends December 24th.  Officials say if you're interested in ringing to go to the website highlighted above or contact the Salvation Army directly at 620-231-0415.More >>
  • Another Keystone XL setback: environmental review ordered

    Another Keystone XL setback: environmental review ordered

    Friday, November 9 2018 3:13 PM EST2018-11-09 20:13:14 GMT
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    Environmental groups declared victory and predicted the long-delayed project will never be built.

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    Environmental groups declared victory and predicted the long-delayed project will never be built.

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  • Dispatcher helps man deliver grandchild in rural Kansas

    Dispatcher helps man deliver grandchild in rural Kansas

    Friday, November 9 2018 3:11 PM EST2018-11-09 20:11:31 GMT

    The man followed the dispatcher's instructions to help deliver his granddaughter.

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    The man followed the dispatcher's instructions to help deliver his granddaughter.

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  • Tulsa sees high prices for medical weed with scarce supply

    Tulsa sees high prices for medical weed with scarce supply

    Friday, November 9 2018 3:10 PM EST2018-11-09 20:10:23 GMT

    ...patients are paying premium and businesses are running out of products.

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    ...patients are paying premium and businesses are running out of products.

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  • Slain woman found with order of protection in pocket

    Slain woman found with order of protection in pocket

    Friday, November 9 2018 3:09 PM EST2018-11-09 20:09:28 GMT

    Court records say a slain woman had an order of protection against the man charged with killing her in her pocket when her body was found in Kansas City.

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    Court records say a slain woman had an order of protection against the man charged with killing her in her pocket when her body was found in Kansas City.

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  • LGBT triumphs: 2 governorships, at least 9 seats in Congress

    LGBT triumphs: 2 governorships, at least 9 seats in Congress

    Friday, November 9 2018 3:08 PM EST2018-11-09 20:08:16 GMT

    ...winning two governorships, at least nine seats in Congress, and their first-ever legislative seats in Indiana, Kansas and Nebraska.

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    ...winning two governorships, at least nine seats in Congress, and their first-ever legislative seats in Indiana, Kansas and Nebraska.

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  • Group challenges Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions

    Group challenges Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions

    Friday, November 9 2018 3:06 PM EST2018-11-09 20:06:13 GMT


    The Center for Reproductive Rights contends the anti-abortion section in the Kansas Telemedicine Act is unconstitutional because it treats women seeking abortions differently from other patients seeking medical care through telemedicine.

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    The Center for Reproductive Rights contends the anti-abortion section in the Kansas Telemedicine Act is unconstitutional because it treats women seeking abortions differently from other patients seeking medical care through telemedicine.

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  • Wife says she, not her son, fatally shot Missouri KKK leader

    Wife says she, not her son, fatally shot Missouri KKK leader

    Friday, November 9 2018 3:03 PM EST2018-11-09 20:03:28 GMT

    Frank Ancona's body was found dumped beside the Big River close to Belgrade, 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of St. Louis.

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    Frank Ancona's body was found dumped beside the Big River close to Belgrade, 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of St. Louis.

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  • Uber guideline now prohibits broadcasting passenger images

    Uber guideline now prohibits broadcasting passenger images

    Friday, November 9 2018 3:01 PM EST2018-11-09 20:01:51 GMT

    In July, both Uber and its rival, Lyft, cut ties with driver Jason Gargac , who recorded about 700 St. Louis-area passengers without their permission and livestreamed it.

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    In July, both Uber and its rival, Lyft, cut ties with driver Jason Gargac , who recorded about 700 St. Louis-area passengers without their permission and livestreamed it.

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  • Missouri diocese abuse inquiry names 33 priests, brothers

    Missouri diocese abuse inquiry names 33 priests, brothers

    Friday, November 9 2018 3:00 PM EST2018-11-09 20:00:05 GMT

    Fourteen of the 33 men named are dead. Many of them are elderly.

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    Fourteen of the 33 men named are dead. Many of them are elderly.

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  • More meat will be eaten than ever before in history

    More meat will be eaten than ever before in history

    Friday, November 9 2018 2:50 PM EST2018-11-09 19:50:58 GMT

    Eating more may not save food from going to waste, though.

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    Eating more may not save food from going to waste, though.

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  • SEK Humane Society Holds Adoption Special

    SEK Humane Society Holds Adoption Special

    Friday, November 9 2018 8:32 AM EST2018-11-09 13:32:01 GMT
    The SEK Humane Society will be holding a fall adoption special for the rest of November. Adoption rates for dogs and cats will be $45. Black dogs can be adopted for $40. All animals will already be spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, and microchipped. For more information you can contact Jasmine Kyle at 758-275-1631 or jkylesekhs@yahoo.com.More >>
    The SEK Humane Society will be holding a fall adoption special for the rest of November. Adoption rates for dogs and cats will be $45. Black dogs can be adopted for $40. All animals will already be spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, and microchipped. For more information you can contact Jasmine Kyle at 758-275-1631 or jkylesekhs@yahoo.com.More >>
  • Joplin Man Pleads Guilty In Oklahoma Pipe Bomb Case

    Joplin Man Pleads Guilty In Oklahoma Pipe Bomb Case

    Thursday, November 8 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-11-09 03:18:08 GMT
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         Federal prosecutors say a Joplin Missouri man has pleaded guilty to having a pipe bomb at his former apartment in northeastern Oklahoma.     Officials say 36-year-old Richard Cole pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count of possession of an unregistered destructive device.     Prosecutors say the landlord of Cole's former apartment in Afton found an improvised explosive device after Cole was evicted. Authorities later discovered two...

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         Federal prosecutors say a Joplin Missouri man has pleaded guilty to having a pipe bomb at his former apartment in northeastern Oklahoma.     Officials say 36-year-old Richard Cole pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count of possession of an unregistered destructive device.     Prosecutors say the landlord of Cole's former apartment in Afton found an improvised explosive device after Cole was evicted. Authorities later discovered two...

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  • City Manager Daron Hall Elected President of the League of Kansas Municipalities

    City Manager Daron Hall Elected President of the League of Kansas Municipalities

    Thursday, November 8 2018 7:01 PM EST2018-11-09 00:01:53 GMT
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    Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall has been chosen to serve as the new President for the League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM). Hall was elected to the governing body on Monday, October 8, during the League's annual conference in Wichita, KS. "I am fortunate to have served on the League governing body since 2012 and am honored to serve as their president for the upcoming year," says Hall. "The League provides a variety of important services for its member cities and we ...More >>
    Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall has been chosen to serve as the new President for the League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM). Hall was elected to the governing body on Monday, October 8, during the League's annual conference in Wichita, KS. "I am fortunate to have served on the League governing body since 2012 and am honored to serve as their president for the upcoming year," says Hall. "The League provides a variety of important services for its member cities and we ...More >>
  • Joplin invites residents to its annual holiday unveiling

    Joplin invites residents to its annual holiday unveiling

    Thursday, November 8 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-11-08 23:58:29 GMT
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    Joplin officials invite the public to City Hall for the annual unveiling of the large windows of the historic structure, 602 South Main. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018. This year's theme is "Winter Holiday in Cinema." Officials say Santa's elves will be there, providing cookies and cocoa for those attending from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The City is again working with area attractions to help design and decorate a display for one of the wind...More >>
    Joplin officials invite the public to City Hall for the annual unveiling of the large windows of the historic structure, 602 South Main. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018. This year's theme is "Winter Holiday in Cinema." Officials say Santa's elves will be there, providing cookies and cocoa for those attending from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The City is again working with area attractions to help design and decorate a display for one of the wind...More >>
  • Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Cherokee, Crawford County

    Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Cherokee, Crawford County

    Thursday, November 8 2018 6:37 PM EST2018-11-08 23:37:07 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Cherokee, located in Crawford County.  Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water. Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic ice-maker. Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Cherokee, located in Crawford County.  Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water. Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic ice-maker. Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap...More >>
  • Kansas Lawsuit Concerns Abortion And Telemedicine

    Kansas Lawsuit Concerns Abortion And Telemedicine

    Thursday, November 8 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-11-08 21:55:03 GMT
       The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a legal challenge to an anti-abortion clause in a Kansas law that expands health coverage through telemedicine.     The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Shawnee County District Court on behalf of Trust Women Wichita, which operates a clinic in Wichita that has offered abortions and other reproductive health care since 2013.     At issue is the Kansas Telemedicine Act scheduled to take effect on Januar...More >>
       The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a legal challenge to an anti-abortion clause in a Kansas law that expands health coverage through telemedicine.     The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Shawnee County District Court on behalf of Trust Women Wichita, which operates a clinic in Wichita that has offered abortions and other reproductive health care since 2013.     At issue is the Kansas Telemedicine Act scheduled to take effect on Januar...More >>
  • Oklahomans Elect A Woman To Congress For Only The Third Time

    Oklahomans Elect A Woman To Congress For Only The Third Time

    Thursday, November 8 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-11-08 05:44:24 GMT
        A Democratic attorney has become only the third woman ever elected to Congress from Oklahoma, a state that ranks among the lowest in the nation for women in elective office.     Kendra Horn won the congressional seat in Oklahoma City that had been in Republican hands for four decades.     Horn defeated retired Army officer and GOP Representative Steve Russell in one of the midterm elections' biggest upsets. Russell had been seeking...More >>
        A Democratic attorney has become only the third woman ever elected to Congress from Oklahoma, a state that ranks among the lowest in the nation for women in elective office.     Kendra Horn won the congressional seat in Oklahoma City that had been in Republican hands for four decades.     Horn defeated retired Army officer and GOP Representative Steve Russell in one of the midterm elections' biggest upsets. Russell had been seeking...More >>
  • Oklahoma Mother Accused In Shooting Deaths Of Two Teens

    Oklahoma Mother Accused In Shooting Deaths Of Two Teens

    Thursday, November 8 2018 12:19 AM EST2018-11-08 05:19:09 GMT
         Authorities in eastern Oklahoma say a 16-year-old girl has died, days after being shot in the head by her mother while she slept. The victim's brother who was also shot, had died days earlier.       Okmulgee County Sheriff's Investigator Duston Todd said in a news release that Kloee Toliver "succumbed to her injuries" Tuesday night.       Toliver's mother, Amy Hall , told officials that she shot Kloee early November...More >>
         Authorities in eastern Oklahoma say a 16-year-old girl has died, days after being shot in the head by her mother while she slept. The victim's brother who was also shot, had died days earlier.       Okmulgee County Sheriff's Investigator Duston Todd said in a news release that Kloee Toliver "succumbed to her injuries" Tuesday night.       Toliver's mother, Amy Hall , told officials that she shot Kloee early November...More >>
  • FDA takes on flatulent cows

    FDA takes on flatulent cows

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 3:38 PM EST2018-11-07 20:38:18 GMT

    The FDA says these emissions can cause atmospheric haze and noxious odors.

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    The FDA says these emissions can cause atmospheric haze and noxious odors.

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  • Guilty Plea Theft Of 650 Guns In Southwest Missouri

    Guilty Plea Theft Of 650 Guns In Southwest Missouri

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 3:30 PM EST2018-11-07 20:30:10 GMT
        A Texas man has pleaded guilty to participating in the theft of 650 guns in southwest Missouri.       27-year-old Quinton Haywood, of Glenn Heights, Texas, admitted to aiding and abetting others to steal the firearms from a trailer at a UPS parking lot in Springfield, Missouri.       Haywood and others stole the guns and other cargo in October 2017.       The firearms were being shipped from Beretta Firearms in ...More >>
        A Texas man has pleaded guilty to participating in the theft of 650 guns in southwest Missouri.       27-year-old Quinton Haywood, of Glenn Heights, Texas, admitted to aiding and abetting others to steal the firearms from a trailer at a UPS parking lot in Springfield, Missouri.       Haywood and others stole the guns and other cargo in October 2017.       The firearms were being shipped from Beretta Firearms in ...More >>
  • Medical Marijuana Amendment Passed in Missouri

    Medical Marijuana Amendment Passed in Missouri

    Thursday, November 8 2018 11:54 AM EST2018-11-08 16:54:30 GMT

    Missouri voters approve constitutional Amendment 2, allowing "permit state-licensed physicians to recommend marijuana for medical purposes to patients with serious illnesses and medical conditions." More than two million residents voted on Amendment 2 with 65.542% of those people voting 'Yes' on the measure. Two other medical marijuana measures failed.  Amendment 2, including the petition, is 13 pages. You can read the full measure here: https://www.sos.mo.go...

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    Missouri voters approve constitutional Amendment 2, allowing "permit state-licensed physicians to recommend marijuana for medical purposes to patients with serious illnesses and medical conditions." More than two million residents voted on Amendment 2 with 65.542% of those people voting 'Yes' on the measure. Two other medical marijuana measures failed.  Amendment 2, including the petition, is 13 pages. You can read the full measure here: https://www.sos.mo.go...

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  • Democrat Who Lost Party Support, Loses Kansas House Race

    Democrat Who Lost Party Support, Loses Kansas House Race

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 2:58 PM EST2018-11-07 19:58:52 GMT
        A deaf Democratic Kansas legislative candidate who lost the support of his party after he was accused by three women of being emotionally abusive has lost.     Chris Haulmark was defeated Tuesday by Republican John Toplikar for an open seat in a GOP-leaning House district in Olathe. The National Association of the Deaf said Haulmark would have been the first deaf legislator - at the state or national level - if he had won. But the state party and the Kansa...More >>
        A deaf Democratic Kansas legislative candidate who lost the support of his party after he was accused by three women of being emotionally abusive has lost.     Chris Haulmark was defeated Tuesday by Republican John Toplikar for an open seat in a GOP-leaning House district in Olathe. The National Association of the Deaf said Haulmark would have been the first deaf legislator - at the state or national level - if he had won. But the state party and the Kansa...More >>
  • Unconventional Candidate Defeats Kansas Republican Representative

    Unconventional Candidate Defeats Kansas Republican Representative

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 2:54 PM EST2018-11-07 19:54:00 GMT
       LGBT Native American Democrat Sharice Davids has defeated four-term Kansas Representative Kevin Yoder  in the GOP-leaning 3rd District.     Davids received a law degree from Cornell University and was a White House fellow during former President Barack Obama's administration. She won a district encompassing the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City that President Donald Trump narrowly lost in 2016.     Davids received 53 percent of the vote to Y...More >>
       LGBT Native American Democrat Sharice Davids has defeated four-term Kansas Representative Kevin Yoder  in the GOP-leaning 3rd District.     Davids received a law degree from Cornell University and was a White House fellow during former President Barack Obama's administration. She won a district encompassing the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City that President Donald Trump narrowly lost in 2016.     Davids received 53 percent of the vote to Y...More >>
  • Missouri Voters Loosen Bingo Requirements

    Missouri Voters Loosen Bingo Requirements

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 2:33 PM EST2018-11-07 19:33:45 GMT
        Missouri voters have approved a constitutional amendment that changes the experience necessary to run a bingo game.      Amendment 4 passed on Tuesday with 52 percent of the vote. It was among several ballot issues facing Missouri voters.      The Missouri Constitution currently requires two years of membership in an organization for someone to run that organization's bingo game. The experience necessary will drop to six months. The ame...More >>
        Missouri voters have approved a constitutional amendment that changes the experience necessary to run a bingo game.      Amendment 4 passed on Tuesday with 52 percent of the vote. It was among several ballot issues facing Missouri voters.      The Missouri Constitution currently requires two years of membership in an organization for someone to run that organization's bingo game. The experience necessary will drop to six months. The ame...More >>
  • Missouri Candidate Opposed By His Children, Loses House Race

    Missouri Candidate Opposed By His Children, Loses House Race

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 2:26 PM EST2018-11-07 19:26:20 GMT
        A candidate whose son and daughter urged people not to vote for him has lost an election to serve in the Missouri House.       Republican Steve West was defeated Tuesday by incumbent Democrat Representative Jon Carpenter, who will represent a district that covers part of northern Kansas City and Gladstone.       Before the election, West's son and daughter urged voters to reject their father because he has espoused racist, hom...More >>
        A candidate whose son and daughter urged people not to vote for him has lost an election to serve in the Missouri House.       Republican Steve West was defeated Tuesday by incumbent Democrat Representative Jon Carpenter, who will represent a district that covers part of northern Kansas City and Gladstone.       Before the election, West's son and daughter urged voters to reject their father because he has espoused racist, hom...More >>
  • BBB Holiday Guide 2018

    BBB Holiday Guide 2018

    Monday, November 5 2018 5:42 PM EST2018-11-05 22:42:28 GMT
    BBB Holiday Guide, BBB.orgBBB Holiday Guide, BBB.org
    BBB Holiday Guide, BBB.orgBBB Holiday Guide, BBB.org

    Thanksgiving weekend is the traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season. BBB's 2018 Holiday Guide is here to help you make the most of it!

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    Thanksgiving weekend is the traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season. BBB's 2018 Holiday Guide is here to help you make the most of it!

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  • Voter registrations surge in Kansas for 2018 election

    Voter registrations surge in Kansas for 2018 election

    Monday, November 5 2018 3:08 PM EST2018-11-05 20:08:26 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas voter registrations have surged this past year heading into the midterm election. The Kansas Secretary of State's office released the latest numbers Monday showing more than 1.84 million registered voters. Republicans remain the dominant party with 817,713 registered voters, while Democrats grew their ranks to 463,114. Unaffiliated voters totaled 543,403, while Libertarians totaled 17,618. A comparison shows the state has added 40,825 people to vot...

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    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas voter registrations have surged this past year heading into the midterm election. The Kansas Secretary of State's office released the latest numbers Monday showing more than 1.84 million registered voters. Republicans remain the dominant party with 817,713 registered voters, while Democrats grew their ranks to 463,114. Unaffiliated voters totaled 543,403, while Libertarians totaled 17,618. A comparison shows the state has added 40,825 people to vot...

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  • HyVee says $80 Coupon is a Scam

    HyVee says $80 Coupon is a Scam

    Monday, November 5 2018 2:58 PM EST2018-11-05 19:58:35 GMT
    HyVee tweeted a warning about the fake coupon on November 4th, 2018. The company says if you've seen a coupon on social media for $80 off groceries, it's a scam and its stores will not honor the fake coupon. Officials urge customers to visit the HyVee website for the latest deals. There are several HyVee stores in the Kansas City area. Please beware of a scam that has surfaced on social media. The post includes a fake “$80 off groceries” coup...More >>
    HyVee tweeted a warning about the fake coupon on November 4th, 2018. The company says if you've seen a coupon on social media for $80 off groceries, it's a scam and its stores will not honor the fake coupon. Officials urge customers to visit the HyVee website for the latest deals. There are several HyVee stores in the Kansas City area. Please beware of a scam that has surfaced on social media. The post includes a fake “$80 off groceries” coup...More >>
  • Turkey Time

    Turkey Time

    Saturday, November 3 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-11-04 02:07:45 GMT

    The Sacred Heart Catholic Church kicked off its 69th Annual Turkey Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday. 

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    The Sacred Heart Catholic Church kicked off its 69th Annual Turkey Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday. 

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  • Smoke Alarm Safety

    Smoke Alarm Safety

    Saturday, November 3 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-11-04 01:15:21 GMT

    The time change brings a call to change out smoke alarm batteries from local fire officials. 

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    The time change brings a call to change out smoke alarm batteries from local fire officials. 

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  • OSBI agent arrested, suspended amid abuse allegation

    OSBI agent arrested, suspended amid abuse allegation

    Friday, November 2 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-11-03 00:31:55 GMT

    ...allegedly striking his wife during an argument this week.

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    ...allegedly striking his wife during an argument this week.

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  • Nurse charged with stealing drugs at Missouri hospital

    Nurse charged with stealing drugs at Missouri hospital

    Friday, November 2 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-11-03 00:29:18 GMT

    ...96 syringes and 16 vials containing fentanyl, four oxycodone tablets and a vial of midazolam.

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    ...96 syringes and 16 vials containing fentanyl, four oxycodone tablets and a vial of midazolam.

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  • Sexual predator recaptured after 12 days on the loose

    Sexual predator recaptured after 12 days on the loose

    Friday, November 2 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-11-03 00:28:17 GMT

    ...convicted of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy.

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    ...convicted of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy.

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  • Greitens registered to vote in next week's election

    Greitens registered to vote in next week's election

    Friday, November 2 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-11-03 00:27:19 GMT
    MO Gov. Eric GreitensMO Gov. Eric Greitens
    MO Gov. Eric GreitensMO Gov. Eric Greitens

    Greitens couldn't vote in August.

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    Greitens couldn't vote in August.

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  • Judge Rules On Dodge City Kansas Polling Site Suit

    Judge Rules On Dodge City Kansas Polling Site Suit

    Thursday, November 1 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-11-02 02:55:25 GMT
        It appears Dodge City Kansas will not open a second polling place for Tuesday's election.      A federal judge says it is not in the public interest to order the western Kansas county to open another polling site just days before the election.     U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree said in a written ruling Thursday evening that the request from the American Civil Liberties Union for an order to open a second polling would likely cause ...More >>
        It appears Dodge City Kansas will not open a second polling place for Tuesday's election.      A federal judge says it is not in the public interest to order the western Kansas county to open another polling site just days before the election.     U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree said in a written ruling Thursday evening that the request from the American Civil Liberties Union for an order to open a second polling would likely cause ...More >>
  • Dance Students To Perform Alongside Moscow Ballet

    Dance Students To Perform Alongside Moscow Ballet

    Thursday, November 1 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-11-01 13:24:46 GMT
    Some local student ballerinas get the chance to perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet. It's a a part of the Ballet's "Dance-With-Us" community engagement program. Moscow Ballet Audition Directors audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker in the fall. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio Center Stage Dance Studio Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. A...More >>
    Some local student ballerinas get the chance to perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet. It's a a part of the Ballet's "Dance-With-Us" community engagement program. Moscow Ballet Audition Directors audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker in the fall. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio Center Stage Dance Studio Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. A...More >>
  • Pfizer looking for hundreds of workers for McPherson plant

    Pfizer looking for hundreds of workers for McPherson plant

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-11-01 00:26:09 GMT

    A 3.3 percent unemployment rate in Kansas is making it more challenging.

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    A 3.3 percent unemployment rate in Kansas is making it more challenging.

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  • DNA fails to exclude convicted Oklahoma killer from crime

    DNA fails to exclude convicted Oklahoma killer from crime

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-11-01 00:24:34 GMT

    ...inmate who was featured on the ABC-TV documentary series "The Last Defense"...

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    ...inmate who was featured on the ABC-TV documentary series "The Last Defense"...

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  • Spooky Homes in the 4-States (2018)

    Spooky Homes in the 4-States (2018)

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-10-31 21:26:36 GMT

    KOAM/FOX14 scouts the area for festive Halloween decorations. 4225 W. 27th Street, Joplin, MO: Decorations at this home are part of a tradition that started in t he neighborhood more than ten years ago. Brittany Felton does all the pumpkin carving herself and the setup began with just a grave yard and has expanded over the years from there. "A lot of the little kids will kind of run back from it for a little bit until their parents will go up with them, but then they're okay...

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    KOAM/FOX14 scouts the area for festive Halloween decorations. 4225 W. 27th Street, Joplin, MO: Decorations at this home are part of a tradition that started in t he neighborhood more than ten years ago. Brittany Felton does all the pumpkin carving herself and the setup began with just a grave yard and has expanded over the years from there. "A lot of the little kids will kind of run back from it for a little bit until their parents will go up with them, but then they're okay...

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  • Body Of Missing Missouri Boy Is Found

    Body Of Missing Missouri Boy Is Found

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-10-31 04:42:43 GMT
     The body of a 4-year-old Missouri boy who has been missing for nearly a week has been found. Jefferson City police Lt. David Williams said Darnell Gray's body was discovered about noon in Jefferson City. Williams said it was too early to tell how the boy died and the medical examiner has been called in. Williams would not discuss the condition of the body or say whether the case had become a homicide investigation.  Darnell was last seen Wednesday night at a Jefferson City ...More >>
     The body of a 4-year-old Missouri boy who has been missing for nearly a week has been found. Jefferson City police Lt. David Williams said Darnell Gray's body was discovered about noon in Jefferson City. Williams said it was too early to tell how the boy died and the medical examiner has been called in. Williams would not discuss the condition of the body or say whether the case had become a homicide investigation.  Darnell was last seen Wednesday night at a Jefferson City ...More >>
  • GOP Candidate Far Outpaces Democrat in Fundraising For Oklahoma Governor Race

    GOP Candidate Far Outpaces Democrat in Fundraising For Oklahoma Governor Race

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-10-31 04:30:41 GMT
    Kevin StittKevin Stitt
    Kevin StittKevin Stitt
        The latest campaign finance reports show the Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor has raised more than twice as much money as his Democratic opponent, aided in part by personal loans to his campaign.        The report shows mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt has raised $10.2 million so far in his race against former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who reported raising about $4 million.        &nb...More >>
        The latest campaign finance reports show the Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor has raised more than twice as much money as his Democratic opponent, aided in part by personal loans to his campaign.        The report shows mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt has raised $10.2 million so far in his race against former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who reported raising about $4 million.        &nb...More >>
  • Orman Campaign Treasurer Endorses Kelly In Kansas Governor Race

    Orman Campaign Treasurer Endorses Kelly In Kansas Governor Race

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-10-31 04:15:39 GMT
    Laura KellyLaura Kelly
        The campaign treasurer for Kansas independent gubernatorial candidate Greg Orman has resigned to endorse Democrat Laura Kelly.      Tim Owens, a former Republican state senator from Overland Park, resigned Tuesday, effective immediately. In a news release issued by Kelly's campaign, Owens said it was time to unite behind Kelly and stop GOP candidate Kris Kobach.     Laura Kelly's website posted a statement from Owens that says, in ...More >>
        The campaign treasurer for Kansas independent gubernatorial candidate Greg Orman has resigned to endorse Democrat Laura Kelly.      Tim Owens, a former Republican state senator from Overland Park, resigned Tuesday, effective immediately. In a news release issued by Kelly's campaign, Owens said it was time to unite behind Kelly and stop GOP candidate Kris Kobach.     Laura Kelly's website posted a statement from Owens that says, in ...More >>
  • Federal Officials Will Monitor Voting In Dodge City Kansas

    Federal Officials Will Monitor Voting In Dodge City Kansas

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-10-31 03:45:02 GMT
         A U.S. Attorney has notified a federal judge that his office in Kansas plans to send a monitor to Dodge City to observe voting in the November election.     The court filing Tuesday by U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister comes the same day that U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree scheduled a hearing for Thursday to hear arguments on the American Civil Liberties Union's request for a court order forcing Ford County to open a second polling site in the ci...More >>
         A U.S. Attorney has notified a federal judge that his office in Kansas plans to send a monitor to Dodge City to observe voting in the November election.     The court filing Tuesday by U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister comes the same day that U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree scheduled a hearing for Thursday to hear arguments on the American Civil Liberties Union's request for a court order forcing Ford County to open a second polling site in the ci...More >>
  • 3 Indiana siblings hit and killed while walking to school bus

    3 Indiana siblings hit and killed while walking to school bus

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-10-30 18:35:10 GMT

    Three siblings were killed Tuesday morning in rural Rochester, Indiana, when they were hit by a pickup truck as they crossed a road to get to their school bus, officials said. Six-year-old twin boys and their 9-year-old sister were killed, Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Tony Slocum confirmed to CNN. An 11-year-old student who is not related to the siblings was also struck by the pickup and was airlifted to a hospital wi...

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    Three siblings were killed Tuesday morning in rural Rochester, Indiana, when they were hit by a pickup truck as they crossed a road to get to their school bus, officials said. Six-year-old twin boys and their 9-year-old sister were killed, Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Tony Slocum confirmed to CNN. An 11-year-old student who is not related to the siblings was also struck by the pickup and was airlifted to a hospital wi...

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  • Judge Awaits Arguments In Kansas Polling Place Suit

    Judge Awaits Arguments In Kansas Polling Place Suit

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-10-30 04:45:59 GMT
        A week before the midterm elections, a legal dispute over a Kansas polling site remains unresolved.  Now parties involved in the lawsuit must quickly submit written arguments to a federal judge. An attorney for the elections official who sent newly registered voters a notice with the wrong location for its lone polling site in Dodge City has told a federal judge that it is "not humanly possible" at this late date to open a second polling site before t...More >>
        A week before the midterm elections, a legal dispute over a Kansas polling site remains unresolved.  Now parties involved in the lawsuit must quickly submit written arguments to a federal judge. An attorney for the elections official who sent newly registered voters a notice with the wrong location for its lone polling site in Dodge City has told a federal judge that it is "not humanly possible" at this late date to open a second polling site before t...More >>
  • Giant Inflatable Colon Will Be Welcomed Home

    Giant Inflatable Colon Will Be Welcomed Home

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-10-30 04:25:27 GMT
        The University of Kansas Cancer Center is planning a welcome home celebration for a giant inflatable colon.     Kansas City police say they have recovered the 10-foot long, 150-pound inflatable that was stolen earlier this month from the back of a pickup truck in Kansas City. It's used by the Colon Cancer Coalition for education during walking and running events.       Police says the colon, valued at $4,000, was found Monday in a vacan...More >>
        The University of Kansas Cancer Center is planning a welcome home celebration for a giant inflatable colon.     Kansas City police say they have recovered the 10-foot long, 150-pound inflatable that was stolen earlier this month from the back of a pickup truck in Kansas City. It's used by the Colon Cancer Coalition for education during walking and running events.       Police says the colon, valued at $4,000, was found Monday in a vacan...More >>
  • Reward Raised In Search For Missing Missouri Boy

    Reward Raised In Search For Missing Missouri Boy

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-10-30 04:08:04 GMT
       Authorities have raised the reward for information about a missing 4-year-old Missouri boy to $11,000.     Police say Darnell Gray was last seen Wednesday night at the Jefferson City apartment where he lives. Darnell's father was at work when a woman who was caring for the boy reported him missing just before 7 a.m. Thursday. Also missing was the boy's coat, backpack, two juice boxes and some cookies.     Authorities have drained a pond near ...More >>
       Authorities have raised the reward for information about a missing 4-year-old Missouri boy to $11,000.     Police say Darnell Gray was last seen Wednesday night at the Jefferson City apartment where he lives. Darnell's father was at work when a woman who was caring for the boy reported him missing just before 7 a.m. Thursday. Also missing was the boy's coat, backpack, two juice boxes and some cookies.     Authorities have drained a pond near ...More >>
  • $1.3 million in lottery prizes unclaimed in Kansas

    $1.3 million in lottery prizes unclaimed in Kansas

    Monday, October 29 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-10-29 20:32:15 GMT
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Lottery officials are encouraging people to check their lottery tickets. The lottery said in a news release Monday that more than $1.3 million in lottery prizes are unclaimed in October. The unclaimed winners include a $1 million winner in the Oct. 10 Powerball and five $50,000 Powerball prizes from Oct. 27, Oct. 24 and Oct. 3. There are also five $10,000 winners and one $20,000 winner in the Oct. 23 and Oct. 19 Mega Millions drawings, and $25,000 w...More >>
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Lottery officials are encouraging people to check their lottery tickets. The lottery said in a news release Monday that more than $1.3 million in lottery prizes are unclaimed in October. The unclaimed winners include a $1 million winner in the Oct. 10 Powerball and five $50,000 Powerball prizes from Oct. 27, Oct. 24 and Oct. 3. There are also five $10,000 winners and one $20,000 winner in the Oct. 23 and Oct. 19 Mega Millions drawings, and $25,000 w...More >>
  • Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Caney, Montgomery County

    Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Caney, Montgomery County

    Monday, October 29 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-10-29 17:06:18 GMT

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Caney, located in Montgomery County. 

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    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Caney, located in Montgomery County. 

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  • Trunk or Treat Fun in Carl Junction

    Trunk or Treat Fun in Carl Junction

    Sunday, October 28 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-10-29 03:16:50 GMT

    Over in Carl junction, kids and adults were having a blast at the Fir Road Christian Church's Trunk or Treat event. 

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    Over in Carl junction, kids and adults were having a blast at the Fir Road Christian Church's Trunk or Treat event. 

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  • Mission Pawsible

    Mission Pawsible

    Sunday, October 28 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-10-29 03:08:14 GMT

    Over in Joplin, Mission Pawsible threw a launch party on Sunday that featured plenty of pups in costumes.

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    Over in Joplin, Mission Pawsible threw a launch party on Sunday that featured plenty of pups in costumes.

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  • Girl Scouts and Local Pups Have Some Halloween Fun

    Girl Scouts and Local Pups Have Some Halloween Fun

    Saturday, October 27 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-10-28 02:35:44 GMT

    Girl Scout Troop 70-215 held their first ever dog costume contest in Pittsburg's Lincoln Park on Saturday. 

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    Girl Scout Troop 70-215 held their first ever dog costume contest in Pittsburg's Lincoln Park on Saturday. 

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  • Cougar Carnival

    Cougar Carnival

    Saturday, October 27 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-10-28 02:15:03 GMT

    College Heights Christian School drew a large crowd with their annual Cougar Carnival on Saturday. 

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    College Heights Christian School drew a large crowd with their annual Cougar Carnival on Saturday. 

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  • Trump to appear at rally in Columbia next week

    Trump to appear at rally in Columbia next week

    Friday, October 26 2018 8:47 PM EDT2018-10-27 00:47:32 GMT

    ...at Columbia Regional Airport.

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    ...at Columbia Regional Airport.

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  • Missouri health department alerts of security breach

    Missouri health department alerts of security breach

    Friday, October 26 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-10-27 00:46:45 GMT

    ...no reason to believe the personal information was viewed or used by anyone intending harm.

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    ...no reason to believe the personal information was viewed or used by anyone intending harm.

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  • Police investigate death of infant at day care center

    Police investigate death of infant at day care center

    Friday, October 26 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-10-27 00:45:49 GMT

    The medical examiner's office is compiling a report.

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    The medical examiner's office is compiling a report.

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  • Huge crane in place to dismantle water slide where boy died

    Huge crane in place to dismantle water slide where boy died

    Friday, October 26 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-10-27 00:44:42 GMT

    The 17-story Verruckt slide was billed as the tallest water slide in the world.

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    The 17-story Verruckt slide was billed as the tallest water slide in the world.

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  • Advance Voting in Pittsburg

    Advance Voting in Pittsburg

    Friday, October 26 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-10-26 21:35:14 GMT

    Advance Voting Centers will be open in Pittsburg this week at the Meadowbrook Mall, at Pittsburg State University and at the Homer Cole Center.  Voting in person will be available at the Homer Cole Center at 3003 North Joplin Street in Pittsburg from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on October 30 and October 31, at the Pittsburg State University Overman Student Center at 302 E. Cleveland in Pittsburg from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on November 1, and at the Meadowbrook Mall at 202 E. Centennial in...

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    Advance Voting Centers will be open in Pittsburg this week at the Meadowbrook Mall, at Pittsburg State University and at the Homer Cole Center.  Voting in person will be available at the Homer Cole Center at 3003 North Joplin Street in Pittsburg from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on October 30 and October 31, at the Pittsburg State University Overman Student Center at 302 E. Cleveland in Pittsburg from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on November 1, and at the Meadowbrook Mall at 202 E. Centennial in...

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  • Authorities search for missing 4-year-old in Missouri

    Authorities search for missing 4-year-old in Missouri

    Friday, October 26 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-10-26 16:16:39 GMT
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    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are going door-to-door and using a helicopter to search for a missing 4-year-old boy in Jefferson City. Police Capt. Deric Heislen says Darnell Gray was last seen Wednesday night at the apartment where he lives. The boy's father was at work when an acquaintance reported the boy missing just before 7 a.m. Thursday. Also missing was the boy's coat, backpack, two juice boxes and some cookies. Heislen says the child's disappearance isn't believ...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are going door-to-door and using a helicopter to search for a missing 4-year-old boy in Jefferson City. Police Capt. Deric Heislen says Darnell Gray was last seen Wednesday night at the apartment where he lives. The boy's father was at work when an acquaintance reported the boy missing just before 7 a.m. Thursday. Also missing was the boy's coat, backpack, two juice boxes and some cookies. Heislen says the child's disappearance isn't believ...More >>
  • Neosho Police Department To Hold Shop With A Hero

    Neosho Police Department To Hold Shop With A Hero

    Friday, October 26 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-10-26 13:13:10 GMT
    The Neosho Police Department will be raising money for its 18th annual Shop with a Hero Christmas Campaign. The campaign allows to buy toys for less fortunate kids on Christmas. The department is accepting donations through mail or brought to the police station during normal business hours. The deadline for the donations will be November 30th. In 2017, with the support of the community, the campaign raised over $13,000 and provided 90 children with a Merry Christmas. The program rel...More >>
    The Neosho Police Department will be raising money for its 18th annual Shop with a Hero Christmas Campaign. The campaign allows to buy toys for less fortunate kids on Christmas. The department is accepting donations through mail or brought to the police station during normal business hours. The deadline for the donations will be November 30th. In 2017, with the support of the community, the campaign raised over $13,000 and provided 90 children with a Merry Christmas. The program rel...More >>
  • Authorities search for missing 4-year-old in Missouri

    Authorities search for missing 4-year-old in Missouri

    Thursday, October 25 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-10-26 00:52:16 GMT

    ...authorities don't know what happened to the child.

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    ...authorities don't know what happened to the child.

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  • Missouri jailer charged with having sex with inmate

    Missouri jailer charged with having sex with inmate

    Thursday, October 25 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-10-26 00:51:15 GMT

    ...documents say the jailer claims the inmate was "tempting" and "teasing" him.

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    ...documents say the jailer claims the inmate was "tempting" and "teasing" him.

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  • Oklahoma man accused of fatally shooting his 61-year-old dad

    Oklahoma man accused of fatally shooting his 61-year-old dad

    Thursday, October 25 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-10-26 00:49:34 GMT

    ...The OSBI says the suspect gave a statement to investigators that conflicted with evidence found at the scene.

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    ...The OSBI says the suspect gave a statement to investigators that conflicted with evidence found at the scene.

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  • Police: Man wrote bank robbery note on losing lottery ticket

    Police: Man wrote bank robbery note on losing lottery ticket

    Thursday, October 25 2018 8:47 PM EDT2018-10-26 00:47:54 GMT

    ...police say the man had tried to rob the same bank last year.

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    ...police say the man had tried to rob the same bank last year.

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  • Cherokee students can wear ceremonial feathers to graduation

    Cherokee students can wear ceremonial feathers to graduation

    Thursday, October 25 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-10-26 00:46:42 GMT

    ...the state suggested a ban restricts religious freedom.

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    ...the state suggested a ban restricts religious freedom.

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  • 5-year term for trying to buy child sex with money and meth

    5-year term for trying to buy child sex with money and meth

    Thursday, October 25 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-10-26 00:44:44 GMT

    ...a man  intended to have sex with an 11-year-old girl, impregnate her and keep that child.

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    ...a man  intended to have sex with an 11-year-old girl, impregnate her and keep that child.

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  • Halloween Safety Tips, Free Supplies in Pittsburg

    Halloween Safety Tips, Free Supplies in Pittsburg

    Thursday, October 25 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-10-25 21:57:26 GMT
    The Pittsburg Police Department is sharing Halloween safety tips and providing free trick-or-treat supplies to families in Pittsburg. The police department is giving away reflective bags and glow-in-the-dark bracelets to help keep kids safe this Halloween. "Safety is usually the last thing on a kid's mind on Halloween," says Lt. Tim Tompkins. "They're more concerned with getting candy and are not always careful to watch for vehicles. These bags and bracelets will hel...More >>
    The Pittsburg Police Department is sharing Halloween safety tips and providing free trick-or-treat supplies to families in Pittsburg. The police department is giving away reflective bags and glow-in-the-dark bracelets to help keep kids safe this Halloween. "Safety is usually the last thing on a kid's mind on Halloween," says Lt. Tim Tompkins. "They're more concerned with getting candy and are not always careful to watch for vehicles. These bags and bracelets will hel...More >>
  • Landscapes The Focus Of New MSSU Art Exhibit

    Landscapes The Focus Of New MSSU Art Exhibit

    Thursday, October 25 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-10-25 12:32:16 GMT
    Five different artists will be exhibiting their unique approaches to artwork at an upcoming exhibition. It will be featured in "Standpoints: Contemporary Landscape" which is set to open Monday, Oct. 29 in Missouri Southern State University's Spiva Art Gallery.  “Standpoints” will introduce viewers to a broad conception of the genre by artists Robert Bubp, an associate professor of foundation, painting and drawing at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan....More >>
    Five different artists will be exhibiting their unique approaches to artwork at an upcoming exhibition. It will be featured in "Standpoints: Contemporary Landscape" which is set to open Monday, Oct. 29 in Missouri Southern State University's Spiva Art Gallery.  “Standpoints” will introduce viewers to a broad conception of the genre by artists Robert Bubp, an associate professor of foundation, painting and drawing at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan....More >>
  • Jurors Convict Kansas Man For Death Of A 3-Year-Old Child Encased In Concrete

    Jurors Convict Kansas Man For Death Of A 3-Year-Old Child Encased In Concrete

    Wednesday, October 24 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-10-24 18:06:57 GMT
    A Kansas man has been found guilty in the horrific abuse and murder of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of his home four months after his death.      A Sedgwick County jury on Wednesday convicted Stephen Bodine of Wichita of first-degree murder and other charges in the May 19, 2017, death of Evan Brewer.         Prosecutors called dozens of witnesses and presented more than 550 pieces of evi...More >>
    A Kansas man has been found guilty in the horrific abuse and murder of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of his home four months after his death.      A Sedgwick County jury on Wednesday convicted Stephen Bodine of Wichita of first-degree murder and other charges in the May 19, 2017, death of Evan Brewer.         Prosecutors called dozens of witnesses and presented more than 550 pieces of evi...More >>
  • Millions Of Dollars In Liquid Meth Discovery In Oklahoma Fuel Tank

    Millions Of Dollars In Liquid Meth Discovery In Oklahoma Fuel Tank

    Wednesday, October 24 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-10-24 04:02:58 GMT
         Two people are in custody after authorities in Oklahoma found 1,262 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in the fuel tank of a tractor-trailer truck.      Police estimated the street value of the drug at $4.4 million and say it was one of the largest drug seizures recorded in Oklahoma.       The Norman Police Department says the meth was found in a diesel-powered semi-truck that was parked at a motel.       Authori...More >>
         Two people are in custody after authorities in Oklahoma found 1,262 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in the fuel tank of a tractor-trailer truck.      Police estimated the street value of the drug at $4.4 million and say it was one of the largest drug seizures recorded in Oklahoma.       The Norman Police Department says the meth was found in a diesel-powered semi-truck that was parked at a motel.       Authori...More >>
  • Kansas Doctor Convicted In Drug Conspiracy

    Kansas Doctor Convicted In Drug Conspiracy

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-10-24 03:54:06 GMT
        A federal jury has convicted a Kansas doctor in a drug distribution conspiracy.        The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 57-year-old Steven R. Henson of Wichita was convicted Tuesday of unlawfully prescribing methadone and alprazolam -- resulting in the death of a victim on July 24, 2015.     Henson was also convicted of conspiracy to distribute prescription drugs outside the course of medical practice, unlawfu...More >>
        A federal jury has convicted a Kansas doctor in a drug distribution conspiracy.        The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 57-year-old Steven R. Henson of Wichita was convicted Tuesday of unlawfully prescribing methadone and alprazolam -- resulting in the death of a victim on July 24, 2015.     Henson was also convicted of conspiracy to distribute prescription drugs outside the course of medical practice, unlawfu...More >>
  • Nixa, Missouri Man Sentenced for Child Porn

    Nixa, Missouri Man Sentenced for Child Porn

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-10-24 00:09:58 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nixa, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet. Jeffrey Scott Seaton, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 12 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Seaton to 10 years of supervised release following incarceration. On May 21, 2018, Seaton pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography. Seaton admitt...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nixa, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet. Jeffrey Scott Seaton, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 12 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Seaton to 10 years of supervised release following incarceration. On May 21, 2018, Seaton pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography. Seaton admitt...More >>
  • Missouri Dog Dies 14 Years After Surviving Gas Chamber

    Missouri Dog Dies 14 Years After Surviving Gas Chamber

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:33:39 GMT
          A dog that gained attention 14 years ago when he emerged alive from a Missouri gas chamber has died.       Quentin's death was announced by his owner, Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The mixed-breed dog had suffered a stroke.       Quentin was among eight dogs that were to be euthanized at the St. Louis pound's gas chamber in 2003. Quentin's owners surrendered him because they were moving to an apartment th...More >>
          A dog that gained attention 14 years ago when he emerged alive from a Missouri gas chamber has died.       Quentin's death was announced by his owner, Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The mixed-breed dog had suffered a stroke.       Quentin was among eight dogs that were to be euthanized at the St. Louis pound's gas chamber in 2003. Quentin's owners surrendered him because they were moving to an apartment th...More >>
  • Remains Of World War II Veteran Will Be Returned To Southeast Kansas

    Remains Of World War II Veteran Will Be Returned To Southeast Kansas

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:25:20 GMT
        The remains of an Arcadia Kansas soldier killed in World War II will be laid to rest in Fort Scott Wednesday.     The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of 33-year-old Army Pfc. Leslie E. Shankles are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.     Shankles remains were accounted for July 12. He was killed by enemy fire in October 1944 in Hurtgen Forest in Germany.     The agency says a l...More >>
        The remains of an Arcadia Kansas soldier killed in World War II will be laid to rest in Fort Scott Wednesday.     The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of 33-year-old Army Pfc. Leslie E. Shankles are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.     Shankles remains were accounted for July 12. He was killed by enemy fire in October 1944 in Hurtgen Forest in Germany.     The agency says a l...More >>
  • Kansas Sheriff Admits Selling A Gun To A Felon

    Kansas Sheriff Admits Selling A Gun To A Felon

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:18:28 GMT
         A Kansas sheriff has pleaded guilty to selling a gun to a convicted felon.     The U.S. attorney's office says Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple entered the plea Monday.  Whipple admits selling a .45 caliber pistol and ammunition to the felon.      As part of the deal, the 48-year-old has agreed to resign and to surrender his law enforcement certification. The prosecution will recommend that he be sentenced to probation. Sent...More >>
         A Kansas sheriff has pleaded guilty to selling a gun to a convicted felon.     The U.S. attorney's office says Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple entered the plea Monday.  Whipple admits selling a .45 caliber pistol and ammunition to the felon.      As part of the deal, the 48-year-old has agreed to resign and to surrender his law enforcement certification. The prosecution will recommend that he be sentenced to probation. Sent...More >>
  • Statue Honors Eisenhower At Kansas Capitol

    Statue Honors Eisenhower At Kansas Capitol

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:04:26 GMT
    A statue of President Dwight D. Eisenhower has been unveiled on the ground of the Kansas capitol building       Governor Jeff Colyer praised Eisenhower at the dedication Monday as a man who "changed the face of America forever." He noted Eisenhower's role as Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and then later his presidential accomplishments, which included creating the interstate system.     The privately funded 7-foot tall bronze statu...More >>
    A statue of President Dwight D. Eisenhower has been unveiled on the ground of the Kansas capitol building       Governor Jeff Colyer praised Eisenhower at the dedication Monday as a man who "changed the face of America forever." He noted Eisenhower's role as Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and then later his presidential accomplishments, which included creating the interstate system.     The privately funded 7-foot tall bronze statu...More >>
  • Missouri House Speaker To Leave Early For New Position

    Missouri House Speaker To Leave Early For New Position

    Monday, October 22 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-10-23 03:51:55 GMT
         Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson will be leaving the Legislature early to become director of the state's Medicaid program.     The appointment announced Monday by Governor Mike Parson is to take effect November 1, two months before his term was scheduled to end, and will make Richardson one of the highest paid state employees.     Richardson is to earn $225,000 annually as director of the MO HealthNet Division.That's well more th...More >>
         Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson will be leaving the Legislature early to become director of the state's Medicaid program.     The appointment announced Monday by Governor Mike Parson is to take effect November 1, two months before his term was scheduled to end, and will make Richardson one of the highest paid state employees.     Richardson is to earn $225,000 annually as director of the MO HealthNet Division.That's well more th...More >>
  • A Day at the Races

    A Day at the Races

    Sunday, October 21 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-10-22 02:29:00 GMT

    Plenty of people enjoyed a day at the races Sunday. That would be the wiener races! 

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    Plenty of people enjoyed a day at the races Sunday. That would be the wiener races! 

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  • Former dentist sentenced to life without parole in death of young child

    Former dentist sentenced to life without parole in death of young child

    Friday, October 19 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-10-19 21:46:25 GMT

    A former Tulsa dentist that has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a young child in 2016 was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday. Bert Franklin was accused in the death of 19-month-old Lincoln Lewis. Franklin was also found guilty of attempting to hire someone from inside a jail to murder the child's mother. He received two life sentences in conn...

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    A former Tulsa dentist that has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a young child in 2016 was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday. Bert Franklin was accused in the death of 19-month-old Lincoln Lewis. Franklin was also found guilty of attempting to hire someone from inside a jail to murder the child's mother. He received two life sentences in conn...

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  • FDA approves stronger opioid despite concerns

    FDA approves stronger opioid despite concerns

    Friday, October 19 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-10-19 19:32:40 GMT

    ...5 to 10 times stronger than Fentanyl.

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    ...5 to 10 times stronger than Fentanyl.

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  • Prosecutor: Man who raped Kansas deputy had attacked others

    Prosecutor: Man who raped Kansas deputy had attacked others

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-10-19 00:33:29 GMT

    ...he also raped another woman while her toddler was present.

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    ...he also raped another woman while her toddler was present.

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  • 4-year-old boy shot, wounded in apparent case of road rage

    4-year-old boy shot, wounded in apparent case of road rage

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-10-19 00:32:22 GMT

    ...three road rage incidents involving a gun every week in Wichita.

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    ...three road rage incidents involving a gun every week in Wichita.

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  • Man drowns in Lake of the Ozarks after falling out of boat

    Man drowns in Lake of the Ozarks after falling out of boat

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-10-19 00:31:06 GMT

    The boat wasn't moving at the time.

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    The boat wasn't moving at the time.

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  • Wrong-way driver suspected of driving drunk before crash

    Wrong-way driver suspected of driving drunk before crash

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-10-19 00:29:58 GMT

    ...driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.

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    ...driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.

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  • Boys & Girls Club of SWMO Raises Money for Matching Grant

    Boys & Girls Club of SWMO Raises Money for Matching Grant

    Thursday, October 18 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-10-18 17:53:51 GMT
    Help Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Missouri Raise Funds for Ozarks Food Harvest Matching Grant JOPLIN, Mo. – October 18, 2018 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Missouri is raising $500 to receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from Ozarks Food Harvest, the regional food bank for southwest Missouri. The funds are thanks to a grant The Food Bank received from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program. This is the ninth annual gift from the Walmart ...More >>
    Help Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Missouri Raise Funds for Ozarks Food Harvest Matching Grant JOPLIN, Mo. – October 18, 2018 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Missouri is raising $500 to receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from Ozarks Food Harvest, the regional food bank for southwest Missouri. The funds are thanks to a grant The Food Bank received from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program. This is the ninth annual gift from the Walmart ...More >>
  • Dog Rescued After Being Shot In Face In Missouri

    Dog Rescued After Being Shot In Face In Missouri

    Thursday, October 18 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-10-18 04:08:43 GMT
          A dog that survived being shot in the face in Missouri will require more surgeries, but appears to be recovering.       Unleashed Pet Rescue in Mission, Kansas, began caring for the 2-year-old pit bull, named Gloria, after she was found last week near Slater, Missouri.     Veterinarians at the BluePearl Emergency Veterinary & Specialty Animal Hospital said x-ray showed a number of pellets in her face.     ...More >>
          A dog that survived being shot in the face in Missouri will require more surgeries, but appears to be recovering.       Unleashed Pet Rescue in Mission, Kansas, began caring for the 2-year-old pit bull, named Gloria, after she was found last week near Slater, Missouri.     Veterinarians at the BluePearl Emergency Veterinary & Specialty Animal Hospital said x-ray showed a number of pellets in her face.     ...More >>
  • Paving work, lane shifts scheduled on 20th St. in Joplin

    Paving work, lane shifts scheduled on 20th St. in Joplin

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-10-17 16:23:51 GMT
    Crews will begin milling and paving work on East 20th Street in Joplin, Missouri beginning on October 18th, 2018. The City of Joplin says as recovery work progresses, drivers will see lane shifts in two areas. Work should be done by October 23rd, weather permitting. On October 18th, milling will begin from Range Line to Murphy Boulevard and will progress to the inside lanes of 20th from Indiana Avenue to Main Street. Officials say work in that area should be finished on October 19t...More >>
    Crews will begin milling and paving work on East 20th Street in Joplin, Missouri beginning on October 18th, 2018. The City of Joplin says as recovery work progresses, drivers will see lane shifts in two areas. Work should be done by October 23rd, weather permitting. On October 18th, milling will begin from Range Line to Murphy Boulevard and will progress to the inside lanes of 20th from Indiana Avenue to Main Street. Officials say work in that area should be finished on October 19t...More >>
  • Appeals Court Rules On Case Concerning Kansas Gun Law

    Appeals Court Rules On Case Concerning Kansas Gun Law

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-10-17 04:21:56 GMT
    An appeals court has upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state.      The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler's challenges to their federal convictions under the National Firearms Act.     Cox was convicted of making and marketing unregistered firearms, Kettler was convi...More >>
    An appeals court has upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state.      The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler's challenges to their federal convictions under the National Firearms Act.     Cox was convicted of making and marketing unregistered firearms, Kettler was convi...More >>
  • Kansas Gubernatorial Candidates Say They Can Work With Opposition

    Kansas Gubernatorial Candidates Say They Can Work With Opposition

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:07 AM EDT2018-10-17 04:07:38 GMT
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       Candidates for Kansas governor said in a debate Tuesday they can work across party lines.      Democratic candidate Laura Kelly is promising to appoint a bipartisan Cabinet is she's elected. Kelly made the pledge during a debate Tuesday in Wichita at a Kansas Association of Broadcasters convention.     She is a veteran state senator wooing moderate Republican voters in a dead-heat race against GOP nominee and Kansas Secretary of State Kr...More >>
       Candidates for Kansas governor said in a debate Tuesday they can work across party lines.      Democratic candidate Laura Kelly is promising to appoint a bipartisan Cabinet is she's elected. Kelly made the pledge during a debate Tuesday in Wichita at a Kansas Association of Broadcasters convention.     She is a veteran state senator wooing moderate Republican voters in a dead-heat race against GOP nominee and Kansas Secretary of State Kr...More >>
  • Democrats Outpacing Republicans In Fundraising For Kansas Congressional Seats

    Democrats Outpacing Republicans In Fundraising For Kansas Congressional Seats

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-10-17 03:55:09 GMT

        Finance reports show the Democratic candidate for eastern Kansas's 2nd District congressional seat has raised far more money that the Republican in the race.     Democrat Paul Davis raised nearly $1.4 million and Republican Steve Watkins took in $282,000 from mid-July through September.     In the neighboring 3rd District of Kansas, Democrat Sharice Davids raised almost $2.8 million. By comparison, Republican Representative Kevin Yoder ...

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        Finance reports show the Democratic candidate for eastern Kansas's 2nd District congressional seat has raised far more money that the Republican in the race.     Democrat Paul Davis raised nearly $1.4 million and Republican Steve Watkins took in $282,000 from mid-July through September.     In the neighboring 3rd District of Kansas, Democrat Sharice Davids raised almost $2.8 million. By comparison, Republican Representative Kevin Yoder ...

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  • Seasonal Job Applicants Need to Start Early, Prepare for Interviews, BBB Advises

    Seasonal Job Applicants Need to Start Early, Prepare for Interviews, BBB Advises

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-10-16 23:29:21 GMT
    St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 2, 2018 – With retailers and shippers planning to hire more than 700,000 seasonal employees this holiday season, Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises job seekers to polish up their resumes, research potential employers and apply right away. Major retailers like Walmart, Target and Macy's and shipping companies like UPS are all planning to hire seasonal workers this year. According to a Challenger Gray analysis of federal jobs data, retailers are predicted ...More >>
    St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 2, 2018 – With retailers and shippers planning to hire more than 700,000 seasonal employees this holiday season, Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises job seekers to polish up their resumes, research potential employers and apply right away. Major retailers like Walmart, Target and Macy's and shipping companies like UPS are all planning to hire seasonal workers this year. According to a Challenger Gray analysis of federal jobs data, retailers are predicted ...More >>
  • Prosecution: 2 workers obstructed inquiry into KC slide death

    Prosecution: 2 workers obstructed inquiry into KC slide death

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-10-16 21:03:19 GMT

    Workers are accused of failing to replace a brake mat that fell off.

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    Workers are accused of failing to replace a brake mat that fell off.

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  • Local Crisis Center Collects TP for Mummy Drive

    Local Crisis Center Collects TP for Mummy Drive

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-10-16 22:09:23 GMT

    The Carthage Crisis Center is using the spooky season to collect donations. The center is trying to collect 5,000 rolls of toilet paper for it's "Mummy Drive". You can donate toilet paper in person at the Crisis Center, it's located at 100 S. Main Street in Carthage, MO.

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    The Carthage Crisis Center is using the spooky season to collect donations. The center is trying to collect 5,000 rolls of toilet paper for it's "Mummy Drive". You can donate toilet paper in person at the Crisis Center, it's located at 100 S. Main Street in Carthage, MO.

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  • Kansas says all voting machines in state certified

    Kansas says all voting machines in state certified

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-10-16 20:00:07 GMT
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - The director of elections in Kansas says every piece of voting equipment used in the state has been certified at the state and federal level. His comments Friday come a day after The Hutchinson News reported Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office failed to produce records showing it had certified voting equipment used by hundreds of thousands of Kansans. The newspaper reported it received just two letters of certification in response to an open re...More >>
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - The director of elections in Kansas says every piece of voting equipment used in the state has been certified at the state and federal level. His comments Friday come a day after The Hutchinson News reported Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office failed to produce records showing it had certified voting equipment used by hundreds of thousands of Kansans. The newspaper reported it received just two letters of certification in response to an open re...More >>
  • Kansas Crops Progressing

    Kansas Crops Progressing

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-10-16 05:32:17 GMT
    The latest government crop report shows winter wheat planting in Kansas was 62 percent complete, about average for this time of year. The agency says 44 percent of the planted wheat has already emerged in the state.     The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday mostly adequate soil moisture levels across Kansas as farmers plant winter wheat and harvest fall crops.       Meanwhile, growers are making some progress in bringing in the...More >>
    The latest government crop report shows winter wheat planting in Kansas was 62 percent complete, about average for this time of year. The agency says 44 percent of the planted wheat has already emerged in the state.     The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday mostly adequate soil moisture levels across Kansas as farmers plant winter wheat and harvest fall crops.       Meanwhile, growers are making some progress in bringing in the...More >>
  • Lawsuit Challenges Gender Policy On Kansas Birth Certificates

    Lawsuit Challenges Gender Policy On Kansas Birth Certificates

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-10-16 05:18:12 GMT
      A federal lawsuit challenges Kansas policy that prohibits changing the gender designation on birth certificates for transgender people.     The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of four people and the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project. It seeks an order forcing state officials to provide birth certificates that reflect a transgender person's sex consistent with their gender identity.     The Kansas Department of Health and Environment...More >>
      A federal lawsuit challenges Kansas policy that prohibits changing the gender designation on birth certificates for transgender people.     The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of four people and the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project. It seeks an order forcing state officials to provide birth certificates that reflect a transgender person's sex consistent with their gender identity.     The Kansas Department of Health and Environment...More >>
  • Democrats Call On Hawley To Drop Appeal In Missouri Voter ID Case

    Democrats Call On Hawley To Drop Appeal In Missouri Voter ID Case

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-10-16 05:07:03 GMT

        Democrats are calling on Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley to drop an appeal of a ruling that struck down parts of Missouri's voter photo ID law.       U.S. Representative Lacy Clay in a Monday statement said Hawley is appealing to "suppress the vote of minorities, the disabled and the rural poor who are most likely to vote for his opponent." Hawley is trying to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the November 6 electi...

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        Democrats are calling on Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley to drop an appeal of a ruling that struck down parts of Missouri's voter photo ID law.       U.S. Representative Lacy Clay in a Monday statement said Hawley is appealing to "suppress the vote of minorities, the disabled and the rural poor who are most likely to vote for his opponent." Hawley is trying to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the November 6 electi...

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  • Oklahoma Marijuana Producer Expects Booming Seedling Sales

    Oklahoma Marijuana Producer Expects Booming Seedling Sales

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-10-16 04:44:34 GMT
         The operator of one of Oklahoma's first medicinal marijuana businesses says he's selling all of the seedlings he can produce.       Scott Huffman owns Wild Herb LLC in Fairfax, Oklahoma.  Huffman's business was among the first to apply for a medical marijuana license after Oklahoma voters approved its use in June.       Huffman says his business sold its first seedling Sept. 24. Huffman says the business produc...More >>
         The operator of one of Oklahoma's first medicinal marijuana businesses says he's selling all of the seedlings he can produce.       Scott Huffman owns Wild Herb LLC in Fairfax, Oklahoma.  Huffman's business was among the first to apply for a medical marijuana license after Oklahoma voters approved its use in June.       Huffman says his business sold its first seedling Sept. 24. Huffman says the business produc...More >>
  • Firms Cite 1851 Law In Missouri Boat Disaster

    Firms Cite 1851 Law In Missouri Boat Disaster

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-10-16 04:32:13 GMT
    Two companies facing multiple federal lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people are invoking an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages.       But the companies also say they're seeking settlement negotiations with victims' family members.       Attorneys for Florida-based Ripley Entertainment Inc. and Missouri-based Branson Duck Vehicles cited the old federal law Monday in a...More >>
    Two companies facing multiple federal lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people are invoking an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages.       But the companies also say they're seeking settlement negotiations with victims' family members.       Attorneys for Florida-based Ripley Entertainment Inc. and Missouri-based Branson Duck Vehicles cited the old federal law Monday in a...More >>
  • McCaskill Outpaces Hawley In Campaign Fundraising

    McCaskill Outpaces Hawley In Campaign Fundraising

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-10-16 04:22:06 GMT
    Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskill
    Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskill
       Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.    That includes Missouri's Senator Claire McCaskill running for re-election in a state President Donald Trump dominated in 2016.    Yet McCaskill is far outpacing GOP challenger Josh Hawley and boasted noteworthy support from small-level donors, according to the latest financial disclosures. &nb...More >>
       Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.    That includes Missouri's Senator Claire McCaskill running for re-election in a state President Donald Trump dominated in 2016.    Yet McCaskill is far outpacing GOP challenger Josh Hawley and boasted noteworthy support from small-level donors, according to the latest financial disclosures. &nb...More >>
  • Joplin Home Care Update

    Joplin Home Care Update

    Monday, October 15 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-10-16 01:29:59 GMT

    Starting this Friday, Mercy Home Health in Joplin will no longer participate in the Medicare program, but that doesn't mean its patients are out of luck. 

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    Starting this Friday, Mercy Home Health in Joplin will no longer participate in the Medicare program, but that doesn't mean its patients are out of luck. 

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  • Firms cite law in Missouri boat accident, seek mediation

    Firms cite law in Missouri boat accident, seek mediation

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-10-16 00:36:56 GMT

    Companies say they're seeking settlement negotiations.

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    Companies say they're seeking settlement negotiations.

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  • Lawsuit contests gender policy on Kansas birth certificates

    Lawsuit contests gender policy on Kansas birth certificates

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-10-16 00:34:57 GMT

    ...violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantees to equal protection of the laws, privacy and freedom of expression.

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    ...violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantees to equal protection of the laws, privacy and freedom of expression.

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  • Apple Butter Makin' Days

    Apple Butter Makin' Days

    Sunday, October 14 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-10-15 03:06:02 GMT

    Residents of Mount Vernon, Missouri had one heck of a weekend, as they celebrated with their Apple Butter Makin' Days festival. 

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    Residents of Mount Vernon, Missouri had one heck of a weekend, as they celebrated with their Apple Butter Makin' Days festival. 

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  • Hay Days

    Hay Days

    Saturday, October 13 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-10-14 02:21:48 GMT

    A tradition that's been happening for thirty years is bringing the community together in Northeast Oklahoma. 

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    A tradition that's been happening for thirty years is bringing the community together in Northeast Oklahoma. 

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  • Decades of Wheels

    Decades of Wheels

    Saturday, October 13 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-10-14 02:14:58 GMT

    A grand opening celebration for a business in Baxter Springs got off to a wet, rainy start. Decades of Wheels held a block party to celebrate the opening of their new car museum in Baxter Springs, Kansas. 

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    A grand opening celebration for a business in Baxter Springs got off to a wet, rainy start. Decades of Wheels held a block party to celebrate the opening of their new car museum in Baxter Springs, Kansas. 

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  • Man accused of robbing Wichita bank he robbed 7 years ago

    Man accused of robbing Wichita bank he robbed 7 years ago

    Friday, October 12 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-10-13 00:45:52 GMT

    Similar notes were used in all three bank robberies.

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    Similar notes were used in all three bank robberies.

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  • Police: Man angry ex is dating firefighter sets house ablaze

    Police: Man angry ex is dating firefighter sets house ablaze

    Friday, October 12 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-10-13 00:44:40 GMT

    He told police that his "business" was with the firefighter.
     

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    He told police that his "business" was with the firefighter.
     

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  • Lawyer: Missouri farmer was leader of organic fraud scheme

    Lawyer: Missouri farmer was leader of organic fraud scheme

    Friday, October 12 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-10-13 00:43:19 GMT

    ...sales of corn and soybeans falsely marketed as certified organic.

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    ...sales of corn and soybeans falsely marketed as certified organic.

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  • Small alligator found under vehicle in Kansas City suburb

    Small alligator found under vehicle in Kansas City suburb

    Friday, October 12 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-10-13 00:42:12 GMT

    "Something you don't expect to see in Kansas."

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    "Something you don't expect to see in Kansas."

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  • Southwest Missouri Woman Indicted for Embezzlement in Kansas

    Southwest Missouri Woman Indicted for Embezzlement in Kansas

    Thursday, October 11 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-10-11 20:58:17 GMT

    The indictment alleges that 69-year-old Carole Sue Coker, of Oronogo, Missouri, stole more than $36,500 from the city of Caney, Kansas. According to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister, Coker is charged with one count of mail fraud and one count of bank fraud. She served as the Caney City Clerk for about 40 years and allegedly employed a so-called "check for cash" embezzlement scheme to conceal the crimes. The indictment alleges Coker embezzled a portion of cash payments ...

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    The indictment alleges that 69-year-old Carole Sue Coker, of Oronogo, Missouri, stole more than $36,500 from the city of Caney, Kansas. According to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister, Coker is charged with one count of mail fraud and one count of bank fraud. She served as the Caney City Clerk for about 40 years and allegedly employed a so-called "check for cash" embezzlement scheme to conceal the crimes. The indictment alleges Coker embezzled a portion of cash payments ...

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  • Missouri Lt. Gov. travels to promote Buy Missouri Week

    Missouri Lt. Gov. travels to promote Buy Missouri Week

    Thursday, October 11 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-10-11 20:11:35 GMT
    Buy Missouri Week 2018Buy Missouri Week 2018

    "As I travel throughout the state, I am always amazed at the ingenuity, initiative and creativity of Missourians in all manner of products. Buy Missouri Week is designed to promote products manufactured right here in Missouri. When we buy Missouri-made products, we support our friends, family and neighbors who work at and own these businesses. I am working to grow the Buy Missouri Initiative by continuing to recruit businesses, building an interactive, searchable web-site to help...

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    "As I travel throughout the state, I am always amazed at the ingenuity, initiative and creativity of Missourians in all manner of products. Buy Missouri Week is designed to promote products manufactured right here in Missouri. When we buy Missouri-made products, we support our friends, family and neighbors who work at and own these businesses. I am working to grow the Buy Missouri Initiative by continuing to recruit businesses, building an interactive, searchable web-site to help...

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  • Pence To Campaign For Kobach And Watkins In Kansas

    Pence To Campaign For Kobach And Watkins In Kansas

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-10-11 03:42:49 GMT

      Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Kansas next week for events to help Republicans Kris Kobach and Steve Watkins in their campaigns for governor and Congress.      Kobach's campaign says Pence will come October 18 to Wichita for an event to show his support for Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state.      Watkins' campaign announced Wednesday that Pence will have an October 19 fundraiser for him in Topeka.     President Tru...

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      Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Kansas next week for events to help Republicans Kris Kobach and Steve Watkins in their campaigns for governor and Congress.      Kobach's campaign says Pence will come October 18 to Wichita for an event to show his support for Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state.      Watkins' campaign announced Wednesday that Pence will have an October 19 fundraiser for him in Topeka.     President Tru...

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  • Oklahoma Authorities Arrest Man Suspected Of Killing His Parents

    Oklahoma Authorities Arrest Man Suspected Of Killing His Parents

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-10-11 02:45:20 GMT
        Authorities in Oklahoma have arrested an Arkansas man suspected in the shooting deaths of his parents.     The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Dustin Jordan was arrested in Edmond near Lake Arcadia.      Authorities in Arkansas had been searching for Jordan since Monday, when the bodies of his parents, Kathy and Michael Jordan, were found inside their home in eastern Arkansas near the Oklahoma border.      &...More >>
        Authorities in Oklahoma have arrested an Arkansas man suspected in the shooting deaths of his parents.     The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Dustin Jordan was arrested in Edmond near Lake Arcadia.      Authorities in Arkansas had been searching for Jordan since Monday, when the bodies of his parents, Kathy and Michael Jordan, were found inside their home in eastern Arkansas near the Oklahoma border.      &...More >>
  • Pittsburg Fire Department Delivers Pizzas

    Pittsburg Fire Department Delivers Pizzas

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-10-11 02:42:00 GMT
    The Pittsburg Fire Department set out with Dominos to deliver pizza. The fire marshal tagged along and was checking smoke alarms. If residents had working smoke alarms, the pizza was free. If the smoke alarms did not work, they were replaced or fixed for free. More >>
    The Pittsburg Fire Department set out with Dominos to deliver pizza. The fire marshal tagged along and was checking smoke alarms. If residents had working smoke alarms, the pizza was free. If the smoke alarms did not work, they were replaced or fixed for free. More >>
  • Market forces put America's recycling industry in the dumps

    Market forces put America's recycling industry in the dumps

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-10-11 00:34:30 GMT

    China closed its doors this year to all but the most pristine recyclables.

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    China closed its doors this year to all but the most pristine recyclables.

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  • Man convicted in shooting death of boy, 3, in Kansas City

    Man convicted in shooting death of boy, 3, in Kansas City

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-10-11 00:33:10 GMT

    The boy was asleep when bullets from an assault-style rifle were fired.

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    The boy was asleep when bullets from an assault-style rifle were fired.

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  • Southeast Kansas Bank Worker Sentenced For Defrauding Customer

    Southeast Kansas Bank Worker Sentenced For Defrauding Customer

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-10-10 22:50:55 GMT
    A judge has sentenced a southeast Kansas woman for stealing $150,000 from a customer at a bank where she worked.     Federal prosecutors say 61-year-old Phyllis Lanning was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in federal prison for mail fraud. She also was ordered to pay full restitution.     Prosecutors say Lanning admitted that while she worked for Condon National Bank in Coffeyville she created and mailed falsified documents to conceal her theft of $150,000 ...More >>
    A judge has sentenced a southeast Kansas woman for stealing $150,000 from a customer at a bank where she worked.     Federal prosecutors say 61-year-old Phyllis Lanning was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in federal prison for mail fraud. She also was ordered to pay full restitution.     Prosecutors say Lanning admitted that while she worked for Condon National Bank in Coffeyville she created and mailed falsified documents to conceal her theft of $150,000 ...More >>
  • Jury Trial Set for Joplin Kidnapping & Assault Case

    Jury Trial Set for Joplin Kidnapping & Assault Case

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-10-10 20:42:13 GMT
    Moses RamseyMoses Ramsey
    Moses RamseyMoses Ramsey
    A Joplin, Missouri man will face a jury trial for his role in a June 2018 assault and kidnapping. On June 27th, 2018, Joplin Police responded to a call about a male that had been assaulted and tied up at 2025 South Murphy Avenue. Detectives arrived at the house and spoke to a female through the secured door. Authorities say she refused to open it. Detectives say they forced entry into the home based on the knowledge that Moses Ramsey was inside and had city warrants out for his ...More >>
    A Joplin, Missouri man will face a jury trial for his role in a June 2018 assault and kidnapping. On June 27th, 2018, Joplin Police responded to a call about a male that had been assaulted and tied up at 2025 South Murphy Avenue. Detectives arrived at the house and spoke to a female through the secured door. Authorities say she refused to open it. Detectives say they forced entry into the home based on the knowledge that Moses Ramsey was inside and had city warrants out for his ...More >>
  • Joplin Man Gets Plea Deal in Alleged Rape Case

    Joplin Man Gets Plea Deal in Alleged Rape Case

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-10-10 20:40:13 GMT
    Austin RunyonAustin Runyon

    A Joplin, Missouri man gets five years supervised probation for a lesser charge as part of a plea deal. Austin Runyon was originally charged with first degree rape and first degree sexual abuse stemming from two incidents in 2017. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. On October 10th, 2018, Runyon pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of third degree domestic assault. A judge sentenced him to five years of supervised probation. If he violates his probation, Runyon could spend f...

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    A Joplin, Missouri man gets five years supervised probation for a lesser charge as part of a plea deal. Austin Runyon was originally charged with first degree rape and first degree sexual abuse stemming from two incidents in 2017. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. On October 10th, 2018, Runyon pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of third degree domestic assault. A judge sentenced him to five years of supervised probation. If he violates his probation, Runyon could spend f...

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  • Federal Parolee Arrested in Parsons, Kansas

    Federal Parolee Arrested in Parsons, Kansas

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-10-10 19:46:38 GMT
    A 24-year-old federal parolee is found with illegal narcotics in a vehicle suspected to be involved in a hit and run crash. On October 10th, 2018, shortly before 2:00 a.m., Parsons Police Corporal Brice Dickens saw a vehicle that was smoking on the 100 block of South 22nd Street. He pulled the vehicle over on the 2200 block of Belmont to help. Corporal Dickens discovered that the driver, 24-year-old Tyler Dwaine Vickery, had a suspended driver's license, was on federal parole, in p...More >>
    A 24-year-old federal parolee is found with illegal narcotics in a vehicle suspected to be involved in a hit and run crash. On October 10th, 2018, shortly before 2:00 a.m., Parsons Police Corporal Brice Dickens saw a vehicle that was smoking on the 100 block of South 22nd Street. He pulled the vehicle over on the 2200 block of Belmont to help. Corporal Dickens discovered that the driver, 24-year-old Tyler Dwaine Vickery, had a suspended driver's license, was on federal parole, in p...More >>
  • Oklahoma Revenue Collections Fall Short Of Estimate

    Oklahoma Revenue Collections Fall Short Of Estimate

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-10-10 04:24:09 GMT
        Oklahomans shouldn't expect much of a financial windfall this year, according to state officials who say collections to Oklahoma's main operating fund came in slightly below the official estimate last month.     The Office of Management and Enterprise Services announced Tuesday that collections to Oklahoma's General Revenue Fund in September were about 1.5 percent below the monthly estimate.     Although overall collections to the state...More >>
        Oklahomans shouldn't expect much of a financial windfall this year, according to state officials who say collections to Oklahoma's main operating fund came in slightly below the official estimate last month.     The Office of Management and Enterprise Services announced Tuesday that collections to Oklahoma's General Revenue Fund in September were about 1.5 percent below the monthly estimate.     Although overall collections to the state...More >>
  • Appeal Planned In Missouri Voter ID Dispute

    Appeal Planned In Missouri Voter ID Dispute

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-10-10 04:16:26 GMT

        The legal battle over Missouri's voter photo ID law will continue in this final month before the November elections.         Missouri's secretary of state says he plans to appeal a court ruling blocking key portions of the law.     Senior Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan issued a permanent injunction Tuesday barring a requirement that voters lacking valid photo IDs sign a sworn statement and present another form of I...

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        The legal battle over Missouri's voter photo ID law will continue in this final month before the November elections.         Missouri's secretary of state says he plans to appeal a court ruling blocking key portions of the law.     Senior Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan issued a permanent injunction Tuesday barring a requirement that voters lacking valid photo IDs sign a sworn statement and present another form of I...

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  • Kansas Governor Candidates Trade Barbs In debate

    Kansas Governor Candidates Trade Barbs In debate

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-10-10 04:00:24 GMT
    Laura KellyLaura Kelly
       The major party candidates for Kansas governor accused each other of not telling the truth during a televised debate Tuesday.      Democrat Laura Kelly said Republican Kris Kobach was not being truthful when he claimed that Kansas can save $377 million a year by cutting off benefits and services to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Kobach in turn contended Kelly is lying when she says that he wants to cut school spending. The contentious exchanges ca...More >>
       The major party candidates for Kansas governor accused each other of not telling the truth during a televised debate Tuesday.      Democrat Laura Kelly said Republican Kris Kobach was not being truthful when he claimed that Kansas can save $377 million a year by cutting off benefits and services to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Kobach in turn contended Kelly is lying when she says that he wants to cut school spending. The contentious exchanges ca...More >>
  • Woman pleads not guilty to sex trafficking daughter

    Woman pleads not guilty to sex trafficking daughter

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-10-10 00:38:46 GMT

    Officials say the child was being left in a motel room with strange men.

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    Officials say the child was being left in a motel room with strange men.

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  • Ex Missouri trooper sentenced in child pornography case

    Ex Missouri trooper sentenced in child pornography case

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-10-10 00:37:16 GMT

    He also was a high school baseball umpire.

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    He also was a high school baseball umpire.

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  • Two Accused Of Failing To Report Murders Of Southwest Missouri Couple

    Two Accused Of Failing To Report Murders Of Southwest Missouri Couple

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-10-09 20:46:03 GMT
       Two men have been charged with visiting the scene where a southwest Missouri couple was killed in a shootout and not telling authorities they had seen the bodies.    Twenty-one-year-old Kody Brian Wilson and 26-year-old Cody Depriest are charged with abandonment of a corpse in the deaths of Joe and Brandy Allen.     Investigators believe the couple died in a gunfight with two other suspects, Billy Sage Medley and Jeffery Stevenson, after interrupting a...More >>
       Two men have been charged with visiting the scene where a southwest Missouri couple was killed in a shootout and not telling authorities they had seen the bodies.    Twenty-one-year-old Kody Brian Wilson and 26-year-old Cody Depriest are charged with abandonment of a corpse in the deaths of Joe and Brandy Allen.     Investigators believe the couple died in a gunfight with two other suspects, Billy Sage Medley and Jeffery Stevenson, after interrupting a...More >>
  • Kobach Voter ID Policy At Issue In Secretary Of State Race

    Kobach Voter ID Policy At Issue In Secretary Of State Race

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-10-09 04:29:13 GMT
       The Kansas Secretary of State's office is likely to take a different approach to voter ID policy, regardless of which candidate wins the seat.     The Democrat running to replace Kris Kobach as Kansas secretary of state is trying to get voters to repudiate Kobach's political legacy of tough voter identification laws as Kobach runs for governor.     Brian McClendon is a former Google and Uber executive who would break with Kobach's policies if...More >>
       The Kansas Secretary of State's office is likely to take a different approach to voter ID policy, regardless of which candidate wins the seat.     The Democrat running to replace Kris Kobach as Kansas secretary of state is trying to get voters to repudiate Kobach's political legacy of tough voter identification laws as Kobach runs for governor.     Brian McClendon is a former Google and Uber executive who would break with Kobach's policies if...More >>
  • Davis Aide Says Candidate Would Oppose Kavanaugh Impeachment

    Davis Aide Says Candidate Would Oppose Kavanaugh Impeachment

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-10-09 04:11:31 GMT
          A spokeswoman says Kansas Democratic congressional candidate Paul Davis would oppose an effort to impeach new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  Davis aide Kelsi Browning who said Monday that Kavanaugh was "rightfully" sworn in as a justice.  Browning said Davis is running to return bipartisanship and civility to Congress.     Some liberal groups and some Democratic members of Congress are floating the idea of impeachin...More >>
          A spokeswoman says Kansas Democratic congressional candidate Paul Davis would oppose an effort to impeach new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  Davis aide Kelsi Browning who said Monday that Kavanaugh was "rightfully" sworn in as a justice.  Browning said Davis is running to return bipartisanship and civility to Congress.     Some liberal groups and some Democratic members of Congress are floating the idea of impeachin...More >>
  • McCaskill says she would never consider impeaching Kavanaugh

    McCaskill says she would never consider impeaching Kavanaugh

    Monday, October 8 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-10-09 00:26:47 GMT
    Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskill
    Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskill

    McCaskill said she would oppose any such efforts.

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    McCaskill said she would oppose any such efforts.

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  • Man allegedly posts video of how to remove an ankle monitor

    Monday, October 8 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-10-09 00:25:08 GMT

    ...remove the ankle monitor without damaging it to avoid hefty fines.

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    ...remove the ankle monitor without damaging it to avoid hefty fines.

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  • Injury crash, traffic delay on portion of Will Rogers Turnpike

    Injury crash, traffic delay on portion of Will Rogers Turnpike

    Monday, October 8 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-10-08 21:54:35 GMT
    The Will Rogers Turnpike (I-44) westbound at mile marker 309 is closed due to an injury collision involving a commercial motor vehicle. ODOT says traffic will be diverted off of the Will Rogers Turnpike westbound at mile marker 313 (Miami, OK). The Will Rogers Turnpike eastbound at mile marker 309 is narrowed down to one lane, the outside lane.More >>
    The Will Rogers Turnpike (I-44) westbound at mile marker 309 is closed due to an injury collision involving a commercial motor vehicle. ODOT says traffic will be diverted off of the Will Rogers Turnpike westbound at mile marker 313 (Miami, OK). The Will Rogers Turnpike eastbound at mile marker 309 is narrowed down to one lane, the outside lane.More >>
  • New License Plates to be Issued in Missouri

    New License Plates to be Issued in Missouri

    Monday, October 8 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-10-08 20:36:29 GMT
    Missouri license plates are getting a makeoverMissouri license plates are getting a makeover
    Missouri license plates are getting a makeoverMissouri license plates are getting a makeover
    Missouri drivers will be saying goodbye to the bluebird license plate introduced in 2008. New ones will be issued starting October 15th, 2018. The new design celebrates the state's upcoming bicentennial, 200 years of statehood. According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, legislators passed a law in 2016 requiring the DOR to begin a reissuance of license plates with a new bicentennial design, no later than January 1st, 2019. The DOR says most Missouri registration hold...More >>
    Missouri drivers will be saying goodbye to the bluebird license plate introduced in 2008. New ones will be issued starting October 15th, 2018. The new design celebrates the state's upcoming bicentennial, 200 years of statehood. According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, legislators passed a law in 2016 requiring the DOR to begin a reissuance of license plates with a new bicentennial design, no later than January 1st, 2019. The DOR says most Missouri registration hold...More >>
  • Michael upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane

    Michael upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane

    Monday, October 8 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-10-08 15:03:12 GMT
    A northward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected through Tuesday night, followed by a northeastward motion on Wednesday and Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Michael will move northward near the western tip of Cuba this afternoon and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by tonight. Michael will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and Tuesday night, and is expected to move inland over the Florida Panhandle or Florida Big Bend area on Wednesday,...More >>
    A northward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected through Tuesday night, followed by a northeastward motion on Wednesday and Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Michael will move northward near the western tip of Cuba this afternoon and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by tonight. Michael will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and Tuesday night, and is expected to move inland over the Florida Panhandle or Florida Big Bend area on Wednesday,...More >>
  • Flooding in Chanute & Iola includes 169/54 interchange

    Flooding in Chanute & Iola includes 169/54 interchange

    Monday, October 8 2018 10:36 AM EDT2018-10-08 14:36:32 GMT
    Additional flood reports from SEK:More >>
    Additional flood reports from SEK:More >>
  • Roads closed in Allen. Co.

    Roads closed in Allen. Co.

    Monday, October 8 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-10-08 12:11:34 GMT
    Weekend and Monday morning rains resulting in flooded roads in Allen Co., KS.More >>
    Weekend and Monday morning rains resulting in flooded roads in Allen Co., KS.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Monday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Monday

    Monday, October 8 2018 8:02 AM EDT2018-10-08 12:02:26 GMT
    Rain in the northwest sector of the Four States that will linger all morning long. Dry for everyone else with temps already in the 70s. Partly sunny by recess with an increasing south wind.More >>
    Rain in the northwest sector of the Four States that will linger all morning long. Dry for everyone else with temps already in the 70s. Partly sunny by recess with an increasing south wind.More >>
  • Voter Registration Deadline Nears in Missouri

    Voter Registration Deadline Nears in Missouri

    Sunday, October 7 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-10-08 01:54:48 GMT

    Missouri voters have until Wednesday to register if they want to vote in the November 6th election.  

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    Missouri voters have until Wednesday to register if they want to vote in the November 6th election.  

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  • Clays for a Cause

    Clays for a Cause

    Saturday, October 6 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-10-07 02:12:27 GMT

    There was a pretty good turnout for the Clays for a Cause event at the Claythorn Lodge in Columbus, Kansas. About a hundred people participated in a skeet shooting tournament benefiting the Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. 

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    There was a pretty good turnout for the Clays for a Cause event at the Claythorn Lodge in Columbus, Kansas. About a hundred people participated in a skeet shooting tournament benefiting the Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. 

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  • Columbus Day

    Columbus Day

    Saturday, October 6 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-10-07 01:50:46 GMT

    The Columbus Day festival in Columbus, Kansas was in full swing this weekend. 

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    The Columbus Day festival in Columbus, Kansas was in full swing this weekend. 

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  • DNA Identifies Missouri Killer 19 Years After His Death

    DNA Identifies Missouri Killer 19 Years After His Death

    Friday, October 5 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-10-05 19:50:08 GMT
        Missouri authorities say DNA evidence has identified the man who killed killed two people in Missouri and another in South Carolina in the 1990s, even though the suspect killed himself nearly 20 years ago.       The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Friday that Robert Brashers of Paragould, Arkansas, killed Genevieve Zitricki of Greenville, South Carolina, in 1990, and Sherri Scherer and her 12-year-old daughter, Megan, in Portageville, Missouri...More >>
        Missouri authorities say DNA evidence has identified the man who killed killed two people in Missouri and another in South Carolina in the 1990s, even though the suspect killed himself nearly 20 years ago.       The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Friday that Robert Brashers of Paragould, Arkansas, killed Genevieve Zitricki of Greenville, South Carolina, in 1990, and Sherri Scherer and her 12-year-old daughter, Megan, in Portageville, Missouri...More >>
  • OU Professor Criticized For Writings Concerning Women

    OU Professor Criticized For Writings Concerning Women

    Friday, October 5 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-10-05 19:26:33 GMT
         A University of Oklahoma law professor has resigned from his administrative position following criticism of some of his writings concerning women.     Brian McCall resigned Tuesday as associate dean for academic affairs at the university's College of Law after the OU Daily student newspaper earlier published passages from his 2014 book "To Build the City of God: Living as Catholics in a Secular Age." He will continue as a professor at the c...More >>
         A University of Oklahoma law professor has resigned from his administrative position following criticism of some of his writings concerning women.     Brian McCall resigned Tuesday as associate dean for academic affairs at the university's College of Law after the OU Daily student newspaper earlier published passages from his 2014 book "To Build the City of God: Living as Catholics in a Secular Age." He will continue as a professor at the c...More >>
  • Oklahoma Child Is Electrocuted Trying To Retrieve A Pet

    Oklahoma Child Is Electrocuted Trying To Retrieve A Pet

    Friday, October 5 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-10-05 19:01:08 GMT
           Authorities say a four-year-old Oklahoma girl died from apparent electrocution when she tried to retrieve a pet.     Investigators say it happened when Lily Minyard was trying to get a puppy that was was stuck behind a dryer at her house in Ravia Oklahoma and came into contact with a bare spot on the electrical wiring.     The little girl's mother took her to Ravia Town Hall where first responders were unable to revive her. She ...More >>
           Authorities say a four-year-old Oklahoma girl died from apparent electrocution when she tried to retrieve a pet.     Investigators say it happened when Lily Minyard was trying to get a puppy that was was stuck behind a dryer at her house in Ravia Oklahoma and came into contact with a bare spot on the electrical wiring.     The little girl's mother took her to Ravia Town Hall where first responders were unable to revive her. She ...More >>
  • Pittsburg, KS Airport to Receive Infrastructure Improvements

    Pittsburg, KS Airport to Receive Infrastructure Improvements

    Friday, October 5 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-10-05 16:02:41 GMT
    The City of Pittsburg receives more than $600,000 in grants to improve the infrastructure at the Atkinson Municipal Airport. The City will pay for a portion of the projects, with grants coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). A $350,000 KDOT grant is going toward the construction of a new parallel taxiway. The development involves building a portion of the parallel taxiway along the main runway. The City is contribut...More >>
    The City of Pittsburg receives more than $600,000 in grants to improve the infrastructure at the Atkinson Municipal Airport. The City will pay for a portion of the projects, with grants coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). A $350,000 KDOT grant is going toward the construction of a new parallel taxiway. The development involves building a portion of the parallel taxiway along the main runway. The City is contribut...More >>
  • MSSU Homecoming Parade, Contingency Plan Set

    MSSU Homecoming Parade, Contingency Plan Set

    Friday, October 5 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-10-05 21:18:37 GMT

    The Missouri Southern State University Homecoming Parade is Saturday, October 6th, 2018. It's scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. on the MSSU campus, rain or shine. However, if there is severe weather or lightning, it could be canceled. MSSU officials say if the parade is canceled, local media will be notified and a post will be made on the university website and shared on social media. Bands and float participants will also be contacted. The Alumni Tailgate is still set for n...

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    The Missouri Southern State University Homecoming Parade is Saturday, October 6th, 2018. It's scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. on the MSSU campus, rain or shine. However, if there is severe weather or lightning, it could be canceled. MSSU officials say if the parade is canceled, local media will be notified and a post will be made on the university website and shared on social media. Bands and float participants will also be contacted. The Alumni Tailgate is still set for n...

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  • Harvard study: More wind power would warm US

    Harvard study: More wind power would warm US

    Thursday, October 4 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-10-05 00:31:14 GMT

    The U.S. would warm a few tenths of a degree.

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    The U.S. would warm a few tenths of a degree.

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  • Settlement reached in Missouri wrongful death lawsuit

    Settlement reached in Missouri wrongful death lawsuit

    Thursday, October 4 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-10-05 00:29:15 GMT

    A developmentally disabled Missouri man's body was found encased in concrete.

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    A developmentally disabled Missouri man's body was found encased in concrete.

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  • Joplin Murder Suspect Will Stand Trial

    Joplin Murder Suspect Will Stand Trial

    Thursday, October 4 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-10-05 00:29:47 GMT
    Kosaksy Phillip in court on Oct. 4th, 2018 in Joplin, MOKosaksy Phillip in court on Oct. 4th, 2018 in Joplin, MO

    Kosaksy Phillip appeared in Jasper County, Missouri Court today (Oct. 4, 2018). The state called two witnesses to the stand during the preliminary hearing. Phillip waived his formal arraignment and will stand trial. On August 29th, 2018, Kosaksy Phillip of Joplin allegedly shot and killed 33-year-old Diamond J. Bradley, also of Joplin. The crime happened at the Economy Inn & Suites at 1700 W. 30th Street. According to court documents, Phillip shot Bradley multiple times wi...

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    Kosaksy Phillip appeared in Jasper County, Missouri Court today (Oct. 4, 2018). The state called two witnesses to the stand during the preliminary hearing. Phillip waived his formal arraignment and will stand trial. On August 29th, 2018, Kosaksy Phillip of Joplin allegedly shot and killed 33-year-old Diamond J. Bradley, also of Joplin. The crime happened at the Economy Inn & Suites at 1700 W. 30th Street. According to court documents, Phillip shot Bradley multiple times wi...

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  • Early Thursday rains diminishing as morning progresses

    Early Thursday rains diminishing as morning progresses

    Thursday, October 4 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-10-04 14:26:31 GMT
    Rains on the Skywatch Storm Tracker are lessening as they move east. As these pass we're seeing a large drop in temperatures as the cold front sags into SWMO. Temps range from the high 50s in northern SEK to mid 70s in southern SWMO.More >>
    Rains on the Skywatch Storm Tracker are lessening as they move east. As these pass we're seeing a large drop in temperatures as the cold front sags into SWMO. Temps range from the high 50s in northern SEK to mid 70s in southern SWMO.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Thursday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Thursday

    Thursday, October 4 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-10-04 11:05:35 GMT
    Rainy start and cooler temps as you head out the door. Rain will linger into the afternoon hours so make sure the kids have an umbrella both going and coming home.More >>
    Rainy start and cooler temps as you head out the door. Rain will linger into the afternoon hours so make sure the kids have an umbrella both going and coming home.More >>
  • Kansas Man To Be Sentenced For Importing Endangered Species

    Kansas Man To Be Sentenced For Importing Endangered Species

    Thursday, October 4 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-10-04 04:37:01 GMT
    A Kansas man admits importing endangered Asian leopard cats in violation of federal law.     34-year-old Lawrence Payne of Olathe pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Endangered Species Act.       Prosecutors say the investigation began when Payne applied for a breeding license for Asian leopard cats through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.       Investigators who searched his home said they found three Asian leopard cats....More >>
    A Kansas man admits importing endangered Asian leopard cats in violation of federal law.     34-year-old Lawrence Payne of Olathe pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Endangered Species Act.       Prosecutors say the investigation began when Payne applied for a breeding license for Asian leopard cats through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.       Investigators who searched his home said they found three Asian leopard cats....More >>
  • Missouri Clinic Loses Abortion License

    Missouri Clinic Loses Abortion License

    Thursday, October 4 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-10-04 04:21:29 GMT
         Missouri is down to one clinic that can perform abortions after the Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic's abortion license expired Tuesday.     The site also has not been able to meet a new state requirement that doctors must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals before they perform abortions. Federal appeals judges ruled last month that Missouri could enforce that rule as of Monday.         Planned Parenthoo...More >>
         Missouri is down to one clinic that can perform abortions after the Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic's abortion license expired Tuesday.     The site also has not been able to meet a new state requirement that doctors must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals before they perform abortions. Federal appeals judges ruled last month that Missouri could enforce that rule as of Monday.         Planned Parenthoo...More >>
  • Son of Missouri restaurant owner says not guilty in sex case

    Son of Missouri restaurant owner says not guilty in sex case

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-10-04 00:36:58 GMT

    Benjamin Lambert is the son of Norman Lambert, who founded Lambert's Café.

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    Benjamin Lambert is the son of Norman Lambert, who founded Lambert's Café.

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  • Man rescued from cave in Taney County, Missouri

    Man rescued from cave in Taney County, Missouri

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-10-04 00:34:59 GMT

    Crews used a harness to remove the man from the cave.

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    Crews used a harness to remove the man from the cave.

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  • Biographical Claims Of Kansas Congressional Candidate Questioned

    Biographical Claims Of Kansas Congressional Candidate Questioned

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-10-03 04:49:26 GMT
           The Republican nominee for the second congressional seat in Kansas is facing scrutiny about some of the biographical details he shared with voters.      Steve Watkins' campaign website featured a testimonial to his "heroic leadership" when a deadly earthquake shook Mount Everest during an expedition.  However the guide he quoted claims he never said that. The testimonial has been removed from the website.    ...More >>
           The Republican nominee for the second congressional seat in Kansas is facing scrutiny about some of the biographical details he shared with voters.      Steve Watkins' campaign website featured a testimonial to his "heroic leadership" when a deadly earthquake shook Mount Everest during an expedition.  However the guide he quoted claims he never said that. The testimonial has been removed from the website.    ...More >>
  • Teenage Murderers In Oklahoma Could Get New Sentences

    Teenage Murderers In Oklahoma Could Get New Sentences

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-10-03 04:25:55 GMT
          Dozens of prisoners serving no-parole sentences for killings they committed as juveniles are expected to one day get a chance for release. They include an Oklahoma teenager in prison for the shooting of a college baseball player from Australia.     Chancey Luna was 16 when prosecutors say he shot and killed Chris Lane while the Australian was jogging down a street in Duncan, Oklahoma. District Attorney Jason Hicks told an Oklahoma House committ...More >>
          Dozens of prisoners serving no-parole sentences for killings they committed as juveniles are expected to one day get a chance for release. They include an Oklahoma teenager in prison for the shooting of a college baseball player from Australia.     Chancey Luna was 16 when prosecutors say he shot and killed Chris Lane while the Australian was jogging down a street in Duncan, Oklahoma. District Attorney Jason Hicks told an Oklahoma House committ...More >>
  • Convicted Kansas Rapist Gets 170 Years In Prison

    Convicted Kansas Rapist Gets 170 Years In Prison

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-10-03 04:03:27 GMT
           A  Kansas man has been sentenced to 170 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting women who walked alone at night.     Sedgwick County Authorities say De'Andrew Dixon, of Augusta,  sexually assaulted a woman in 2016 then kidnapped and sexually assaulted two women last year.     They say Dixon sought out women walking alone at night, held them at gunpoint and then drove to secluded areas in Wichita, where t...More >>
           A  Kansas man has been sentenced to 170 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting women who walked alone at night.     Sedgwick County Authorities say De'Andrew Dixon, of Augusta,  sexually assaulted a woman in 2016 then kidnapped and sexually assaulted two women last year.     They say Dixon sought out women walking alone at night, held them at gunpoint and then drove to secluded areas in Wichita, where t...More >>
  • Kander Exits KC Mo Mayoral Race Citing PTSD

    Kander Exits KC Mo Mayoral Race Citing PTSD

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-10-03 04:05:14 GMT
    Jason KanderJason Kander

    Jason Kander, a rising star in Democratic politics, is dropping out of the race for mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, citing post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his stint in the military.     Kander, announced his decision Tuesday.      The former Army intelligence officer said in a statement that he continues to feel the impact of PTSD, 11 years after leaving the military.     Kander says he contacted the Veterans Administratio...

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    Jason Kander, a rising star in Democratic politics, is dropping out of the race for mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, citing post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his stint in the military.     Kander, announced his decision Tuesday.      The former Army intelligence officer said in a statement that he continues to feel the impact of PTSD, 11 years after leaving the military.     Kander says he contacted the Veterans Administratio...

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  • Child killers expected to get chance at parole after ruling

    Child killers expected to get chance at parole after ruling

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-10-03 00:32:27 GMT

    Lawmakers nationwide are grappling with how to resentence juveniles.

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    Lawmakers nationwide are grappling with how to resentence juveniles.

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  • Appeals court allows suit over Rams' relocation to proceed

    Appeals court allows suit over Rams' relocation to proceed

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-10-03 00:30:55 GMT

    The NFL argued that the disagreements should be settled outside of a courtroom based on an arbitration agreement.

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    The NFL argued that the disagreements should be settled outside of a courtroom based on an arbitration agreement.

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  • T-Storm Chances Will Be Around for Thursday

    T-Storm Chances Will Be Around for Thursday

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-10-02 22:38:40 GMT
    The returning cold front will be hanging around the area as we work into Thursday. That, along with warm temperatures and plenty of moisture to work with, will keep cloud cover and t-storm chances in the forecast for the day. With the better upper level support staying north of the area, though, we don't have to worry about any t-storms in our area turning severe. In fact, there are no defined spots of severe weather across the entire Lower 48 for Thursday. Any t-storms across the cou...More >>
    The returning cold front will be hanging around the area as we work into Thursday. That, along with warm temperatures and plenty of moisture to work with, will keep cloud cover and t-storm chances in the forecast for the day. With the better upper level support staying north of the area, though, we don't have to worry about any t-storms in our area turning severe. In fact, there are no defined spots of severe weather across the entire Lower 48 for Thursday. Any t-storms across the cou...More >>
  • New Indictment In Kansas Hoax Police Call Case

    New Indictment In Kansas Hoax Police Call Case

    Monday, October 1 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-10-02 02:38:56 GMT
    The man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot a Wichita man has been arraigned on a new indictment. Tyler Barriss, of California, was arraigned Monday on a superseding indictment accusing him of making false/hoax reports to emergency services, cyberstalking, making interstate threats, wire fraud and conspiracy.  A superseding indictment is one that replaces a previous indictment Barriss is accused of calling Wichita police in December 2017 from Los ...More >>
    The man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot a Wichita man has been arraigned on a new indictment. Tyler Barriss, of California, was arraigned Monday on a superseding indictment accusing him of making false/hoax reports to emergency services, cyberstalking, making interstate threats, wire fraud and conspiracy.  A superseding indictment is one that replaces a previous indictment Barriss is accused of calling Wichita police in December 2017 from Los ...More >>
  • Staying Quiet for Your Wednesday

    Staying Quiet for Your Wednesday

    Monday, October 1 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-10-02 02:33:44 GMT
    Looking at your Wednesday, we'll have a quiet and warm day under partly to mostly sunny skies. The front will be located across the upper Midwest going into Wednesday afternoon along with another upper level disturbance. From extreme northeastern KS and northwestern MO up into the upper Midwest, that's where we have the chance for strong to severe t-storms. We have a marginal risk outlined for that region with a slight risk outlined between north-central Iowa into central Wisconsin. I...More >>
    Looking at your Wednesday, we'll have a quiet and warm day under partly to mostly sunny skies. The front will be located across the upper Midwest going into Wednesday afternoon along with another upper level disturbance. From extreme northeastern KS and northwestern MO up into the upper Midwest, that's where we have the chance for strong to severe t-storms. We have a marginal risk outlined for that region with a slight risk outlined between north-central Iowa into central Wisconsin. I...More >>
  • No T-Storms to Worry About for Tuesday

    No T-Storms to Worry About for Tuesday

    Monday, October 1 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-10-02 01:48:20 GMT
    Even though we may have a few showers try to fire up during your Tuesday afternoon, we won't have to worry about any t-storm chances around here. With our front to the north of us extending all the way into the Great Lakes and New England, that and an upper level disturbance will provide the better chance for strong to severe t-storms. In the marginal and slight risks for severe weather, those areas will have the better chance to see stronger t-storms with some damaging wind gusts and...More >>
    Even though we may have a few showers try to fire up during your Tuesday afternoon, we won't have to worry about any t-storm chances around here. With our front to the north of us extending all the way into the Great Lakes and New England, that and an upper level disturbance will provide the better chance for strong to severe t-storms. In the marginal and slight risks for severe weather, those areas will have the better chance to see stronger t-storms with some damaging wind gusts and...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - October 1st

    A Look at the Tropics - October 1st

    Monday, October 1 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-10-02 01:14:16 GMT
    A look at the Tropics on this October 1st shows 3 active systems we're keeping an eye on out in the Atlantic and Pacific. In the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Leslie located 595 miles east of the island of Bermuda. The latest advisory shows sustained wind speeds of 60 mph and a minimum central pressure of 990 millibars. The forecast track has this continuing to wander out in the Atlantic as we roll through the rest of the week. In terms of strength, Leslie will become a hurricane o...More >>
    A look at the Tropics on this October 1st shows 3 active systems we're keeping an eye on out in the Atlantic and Pacific. In the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Leslie located 595 miles east of the island of Bermuda. The latest advisory shows sustained wind speeds of 60 mph and a minimum central pressure of 990 millibars. The forecast track has this continuing to wander out in the Atlantic as we roll through the rest of the week. In terms of strength, Leslie will become a hurricane o...More >>
  • Data: Many University of Kansas students graduate in 6 years

    Data: Many University of Kansas students graduate in 6 years

    Monday, October 1 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-10-02 00:44:55 GMT

    Only 42 percent of University of Kansas students graduated within four years.

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    Only 42 percent of University of Kansas students graduated within four years.

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  • Company wants some Missouri boat death lawsuits dropped

    Company wants some Missouri boat death lawsuits dropped

    Monday, October 1 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-10-02 00:40:52 GMT
    The duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised Monday, July 23, 2018. The boat went down Thursday evening.The duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised Monday, July 23, 2018. The boat went down Thursday evening.
    The duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised Monday, July 23, 2018. The boat went down Thursday evening.The duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised Monday, July 23, 2018. The boat went down Thursday evening.

    The company argues the duck boats complied with U.S. Coast Guard regulations.

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    The company argues the duck boats complied with U.S. Coast Guard regulations.

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  • Data: Many University of Kansas students graduate in 6 years

    Data: Many University of Kansas students graduate in 6 years

    Monday, October 1 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-10-02 00:39:19 GMT

    Only 42 percent of University of Kansas students graduated within four years.

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    Only 42 percent of University of Kansas students graduated within four years.

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  • Watching Incoming Rain Chances

    Watching Incoming Rain Chances

    Monday, October 1 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-10-01 22:07:57 GMT
    We kept things quiet and dry for today, but we're still keeping an eye on rain chances in the extended forecast. A few showers may be possible late tonight and for Tuesday, but the better chances will hold off until we see the upper levels bring in several disturbances along a nearby stationary front. That will start happening from Thursday and on into early next week. Based on how things look as of Monday evening, the rain chances could result in quite a bit of rainfall for portions ...More >>
    We kept things quiet and dry for today, but we're still keeping an eye on rain chances in the extended forecast. A few showers may be possible late tonight and for Tuesday, but the better chances will hold off until we see the upper levels bring in several disturbances along a nearby stationary front. That will start happening from Thursday and on into early next week. Based on how things look as of Monday evening, the rain chances could result in quite a bit of rainfall for portions ...More >>
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Unveils a New Look

    Big Brothers Big Sisters Unveils a New Look

    Monday, October 1 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-10-01 20:37:54 GMT
    A 114-year-old mentoring organization rebrands, emphasizing the potential of all children. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America unveiled a new, modern look and brand repositioning today, October 1st, 2018. The goal is to emphasize the urgency of the organization's mission and recruiting more diverse volunteers nationwide. "Over the past two years, we listened to our local affiliate leaders, who do the essential work of matching youth with mentors, and it became clear that we...More >>
    A 114-year-old mentoring organization rebrands, emphasizing the potential of all children. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America unveiled a new, modern look and brand repositioning today, October 1st, 2018. The goal is to emphasize the urgency of the organization's mission and recruiting more diverse volunteers nationwide. "Over the past two years, we listened to our local affiliate leaders, who do the essential work of matching youth with mentors, and it became clear that we...More >>
  • Joplin Burglaries, Three Arrested

    Joplin Burglaries, Three Arrested

    Monday, October 1 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-10-01 19:45:46 GMT

    Joplin Police arrest two suspects and search for two tohers after burglaries and police pursuit. On September 27th, 2018, the theft of a 2017 White Nissan Titan Pickup was reported to the Joplin Police Department. Since that burglary, authorities say they've investigated numerous burglaries across town, including a rash of burglaries in the Arbor Hills neighborhood. Authorities say the stolen Nissan Titan was witnessed to be involved in thefts in the Arbor Hills neighborhoo...

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    Joplin Police arrest two suspects and search for two tohers after burglaries and police pursuit. On September 27th, 2018, the theft of a 2017 White Nissan Titan Pickup was reported to the Joplin Police Department. Since that burglary, authorities say they've investigated numerous burglaries across town, including a rash of burglaries in the Arbor Hills neighborhood. Authorities say the stolen Nissan Titan was witnessed to be involved in thefts in the Arbor Hills neighborhoo...

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  • Rosa's no longer a hurricane, but the rains are far from over

    Rosa's no longer a hurricane, but the rains are far from over

    Monday, October 1 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-10-01 17:10:23 GMT
    The center of Rosa will approach the central and northern Baja California peninsula later today and then move across the peninsula into the northern Gulf of California tonight. Rosa's remnants are then expected to move across the Desert Southwest on Tuesday. Rosa is expected to produce the following total rainfall accumulations through Wednesday: Baja California and northwestern Sonora: 3 to 6 inches, isolated 10 inches. Central and Southern Arizona: 2 to 4 inches. Isolated 6 inch t...More >>
    The center of Rosa will approach the central and northern Baja California peninsula later today and then move across the peninsula into the northern Gulf of California tonight. Rosa's remnants are then expected to move across the Desert Southwest on Tuesday. Rosa is expected to produce the following total rainfall accumulations through Wednesday: Baja California and northwestern Sonora: 3 to 6 inches, isolated 10 inches. Central and Southern Arizona: 2 to 4 inches. Isolated 6 inch t...More >>
  • Overcast at noon, but some sunshine is on the way

    Overcast at noon, but some sunshine is on the way

    Monday, October 1 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-10-01 17:07:52 GMT

    After we lost the fog this morning, the clouds took over and we haven't seen much sunshine. But if you look west on the Skywatch Storm Tracker you'll notice a break in the clouds and that's where we're seeing warmer temps in Independence and Neodesha. As those clouds break from west to east, temps will be in the low 80s this afternoon/early evening. Sunset at 7:01 and very comfortable overnight temps.

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    After we lost the fog this morning, the clouds took over and we haven't seen much sunshine. But if you look west on the Skywatch Storm Tracker you'll notice a break in the clouds and that's where we're seeing warmer temps in Independence and Neodesha. As those clouds break from west to east, temps will be in the low 80s this afternoon/early evening. Sunset at 7:01 and very comfortable overnight temps.

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  • Even with cloud cover, October starts unusually warm

    Even with cloud cover, October starts unusually warm

    Monday, October 1 2018 7:56 AM EDT2018-10-01 11:56:31 GMT
    After we get rid o this morning fog we'll see cloud cover increase throughout the day. Even with that being said, we'll push up into the low 80s, a good 5-6 degrees where we would normally be on October 1. Similar theme overnight as we stay relatively warm in the high 60s.More >>
    After we get rid o this morning fog we'll see cloud cover increase throughout the day. Even with that being said, we'll push up into the low 80s, a good 5-6 degrees where we would normally be on October 1. Similar theme overnight as we stay relatively warm in the high 60s.More >>
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