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  • Care for Carthage

    Care for Carthage

    Saturday, September 22 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-09-23 02:26:53 GMT

    Forest Park Church brought all three of its campuses together Saturday in Carthage for one big service event. The church teamed up with Vision Carthage to put together the Care for Carthage project.

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    Forest Park Church brought all three of its campuses together Saturday in Carthage for one big service event. The church teamed up with Vision Carthage to put together the Care for Carthage project.

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  • Farmers' Market Hosts Kids Day

    Farmers' Market Hosts Kids Day

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-09-22 17:49:07 GMT
    Another Saturday means another day at the Farmers' Market in Pittsburg, but this time it's all about the kids. The Farmers' Market hosted Kids Day. Each month the market set's up a booth with various activities. Today it was finger print magnets. Officials with the Farmers' Market say they hope making the event more kid friendly will bring out more families. "It's a good way to give back to the community," says Farmers' Market Manager Adam Vickery. "And it's also...More >>
    Another Saturday means another day at the Farmers' Market in Pittsburg, but this time it's all about the kids. The Farmers' Market hosted Kids Day. Each month the market set's up a booth with various activities. Today it was finger print magnets. Officials with the Farmers' Market say they hope making the event more kid friendly will bring out more families. "It's a good way to give back to the community," says Farmers' Market Manager Adam Vickery. "And it's also...More >>
  • Kansas court considers challenge to railroad regulation

    Kansas court considers challenge to railroad regulation

    Friday, September 21 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-09-22 00:25:20 GMT

    Railroads can only block a crossing for 10 minutes.

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    Railroads can only block a crossing for 10 minutes.

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  • Duo accused of having enough fentanyl for 1.5 million doses

    Duo accused of having enough fentanyl for 1.5 million doses

    Friday, September 21 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-09-22 00:23:59 GMT

    Investigators intercepted a suspicious mailing.

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    Investigators intercepted a suspicious mailing.

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  • Street Improvements To Begin In Pittsburg

    Street Improvements To Begin In Pittsburg

    Friday, September 21 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-09-21 20:56:55 GMT
    The city of Pittsburg is gearing up for road improvements next week. Weather permitting crews will begin work on several streets on Monday, September 24. This work consists of milling of the existing asphalt, overlay of a new asphalt surface and installation of traffic pavement marking. The milling operation will start in Countryside Addition begging at the north end and moving south. Once the streets in this addition are completed, the contractor will move to West Quincy S...More >>
    The city of Pittsburg is gearing up for road improvements next week. Weather permitting crews will begin work on several streets on Monday, September 24. This work consists of milling of the existing asphalt, overlay of a new asphalt surface and installation of traffic pavement marking. The milling operation will start in Countryside Addition begging at the north end and moving south. Once the streets in this addition are completed, the contractor will move to West Quincy S...More >>
  • Four State Friday Night Kickoff Forecast

    Four State Friday Night Kickoff Forecast

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:47:40 GMT
    All of the heavy rain pouring down through Oklahoma & Arkansas so for this afternoon and evening it's going to be south of I-44 in the Four States. Cooler at kickoff for a Four State Friday Night with temps in the mid to high 60s.More >>
    All of the heavy rain pouring down through Oklahoma & Arkansas so for this afternoon and evening it's going to be south of I-44 in the Four States. Cooler at kickoff for a Four State Friday Night with temps in the mid to high 60s.More >>
  • Severe T-Storm Risk map & Flood Warnings

    Severe T-Storm Risk map & Flood Warnings

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:43:40 GMT
    Despite the fact we're seeing the majority of rain nationally, any elevated risk of severe weather today into tomorrow stays around the eastern Great Lakes. That being said, we do see plenty of Flash Flood Warnings & Watches dominating Oklahoma and running into Arkansas, and indicator that the rains will continue to move east and stall out in the Natural State.More >>
    Despite the fact we're seeing the majority of rain nationally, any elevated risk of severe weather today into tomorrow stays around the eastern Great Lakes. That being said, we do see plenty of Flash Flood Warnings & Watches dominating Oklahoma and running into Arkansas, and indicator that the rains will continue to move east and stall out in the Natural State.More >>
  • Rain clearing in the north, still a ways to go in the south

    Rain clearing in the north, still a ways to go in the south

    Friday, September 21 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-09-21 15:33:31 GMT
    While the thunderstorm activity in the northern portion of the Four States has decreased substantially, the south still has a ways to go as more rain moves west to east across Oklahoma and as the front stalls out in Arkansas, southern SWMO will have rain until tomorrow morning.More >>
    While the thunderstorm activity in the northern portion of the Four States has decreased substantially, the south still has a ways to go as more rain moves west to east across Oklahoma and as the front stalls out in Arkansas, southern SWMO will have rain until tomorrow morning.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Friday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Friday

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:29 AM EDT2018-09-21 10:29:04 GMT
    Cold front arrives with thunderstorms working from northwest southeast. Temps hang in the 70s all morning long.More >>
    Cold front arrives with thunderstorms working from northwest southeast. Temps hang in the 70s all morning long.More >>
  • Planned Parenthood Asks Judge To Block Missouri Abortion Restrictions.

    Planned Parenthood Asks Judge To Block Missouri Abortion Restrictions.

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-09-21 03:46:22 GMT
        Planned Parenthood is asking for a court order to stop Missouri from requiring doctors at the Columbia location to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to perform abortions.     The organization says abortions will stop at its Columbia clinic after October first, unless a federal judge blocks some Missouri abortion restrictions.       The request comes after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this month lifted a...More >>
        Planned Parenthood is asking for a court order to stop Missouri from requiring doctors at the Columbia location to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to perform abortions.     The organization says abortions will stop at its Columbia clinic after October first, unless a federal judge blocks some Missouri abortion restrictions.       The request comes after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this month lifted a...More >>
  • West Nile Virus Confirmed In Kansas Horses

    West Nile Virus Confirmed In Kansas Horses

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-09-21 02:37:54 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received reports of confirmed West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in horses around the state. Lyon, Seward, Marion, Wichita and Neosho counties have all had confirmed cases of West Nile. The virus is preventable in horses with a vaccinations. All confirmed cases of West Nile in Kansas were in horses with an unknown vaccination history or unvaccinated horses. WNV is a virus that can infect humans, horses, birds and other species. Ho...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received reports of confirmed West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in horses around the state. Lyon, Seward, Marion, Wichita and Neosho counties have all had confirmed cases of West Nile. The virus is preventable in horses with a vaccinations. All confirmed cases of West Nile in Kansas were in horses with an unknown vaccination history or unvaccinated horses. WNV is a virus that can infect humans, horses, birds and other species. Ho...More >>
  • Volunteers To Spruce Up 23rd Street Bike Park

    Volunteers To Spruce Up 23rd Street Bike Park

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-09-20 21:43:59 GMT
    The Pittsburg Parks & Recreation will be working together with volunteers to clean up Pittsburg's 23rd Street Bike Park. Several workdays have been set aside for event – September 23, 29, 30, and October 6, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Work involves chopping down dead or dying trees, trimming healthy trees, removing vines obstructing healthy trees, and cutting out brambles, poison ivy or other invasive ground cover that has overrun grass. Boy Scout Ethan Lomshek is lea...More >>
    The Pittsburg Parks & Recreation will be working together with volunteers to clean up Pittsburg's 23rd Street Bike Park. Several workdays have been set aside for event – September 23, 29, 30, and October 6, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Work involves chopping down dead or dying trees, trimming healthy trees, removing vines obstructing healthy trees, and cutting out brambles, poison ivy or other invasive ground cover that has overrun grass. Boy Scout Ethan Lomshek is lea...More >>
  • What trade war? Dow hits record high

    What trade war? Dow hits record high

    Thursday, September 20 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-09-20 20:42:29 GMT
    Matt Egan     (CNN Money) -- What trade war? The Dow just soared to its first record high since late January. The milestone shows that Wall Street is mostly unfazed by the escalating trade clash between the United States and China. The Dow's 251-point leap on Thursday marked its 100th record close since President Donald Trump's election, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. The S&P 500 also notched an all-time high. The Dow closed at 26,657. It has spike...More >>
    Matt Egan     (CNN Money) -- What trade war? The Dow just soared to its first record high since late January. The milestone shows that Wall Street is mostly unfazed by the escalating trade clash between the United States and China. The Dow's 251-point leap on Thursday marked its 100th record close since President Donald Trump's election, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. The S&P 500 also notched an all-time high. The Dow closed at 26,657. It has spike...More >>
  • South wind is heating us up, but the cold front is already moving through the Midwest

    South wind is heating us up, but the cold front is already moving through the Midwest

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:47:36 GMT
    While we're experiencing south winds at 15-20 mph, check out the top left hand portion of the Wind Tracker and you'll see the line where arrows switch from south to north. That's the cold front that's now moving, and dropping places some 15 degrees when the thunderstorms usher in its arrival.More >>
    While we're experiencing south winds at 15-20 mph, check out the top left hand portion of the Wind Tracker and you'll see the line where arrows switch from south to north. That's the cold front that's now moving, and dropping places some 15 degrees when the thunderstorms usher in its arrival.More >>
  • Hot afternoon ahead with cooler temps moving in tomorrow

    Hot afternoon ahead with cooler temps moving in tomorrow

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:25:03 GMT
    Triple digit heat indices this afternoon until the cooler air moves in tomorrow. And on top of the frontal system is a good band of thunderstorms so get the yard work done this evening and make sure the kids have an umbrella for tomorrow.More >>
    Triple digit heat indices this afternoon until the cooler air moves in tomorrow. And on top of the frontal system is a good band of thunderstorms so get the yard work done this evening and make sure the kids have an umbrella for tomorrow.More >>
  • Museum Day: Free admission to nearly 1,500 US museums

    Museum Day: Free admission to nearly 1,500 US museums

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:23:52 GMT
    Click here for participating museums in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri By Marnie Hunter, CNN     (CNN) -- Learning something new seems like the perfect way to usher in autumn. The fall equinox takes place on Saturday, September 22. It's also Museum Day in the United States. Nearly 1,500 US museums are participating in Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day, when institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer free admission to anyone with a...More >>
    Click here for participating museums in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri By Marnie Hunter, CNN     (CNN) -- Learning something new seems like the perfect way to usher in autumn. The fall equinox takes place on Saturday, September 22. It's also Museum Day in the United States. Nearly 1,500 US museums are participating in Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day, when institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer free admission to anyone with a...More >>
  • Thursday Severe Thunderstorm Risk Map

    Thursday Severe Thunderstorm Risk Map

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:21:41 GMT
    Elevated category for the upper plains where they're already experiencing flooding from prolonged morning rain and the afternoon chances of hail. We find ourselves in the normal thunderstorm variety, where we could see some strong gusts when the front moves in tomorrow morning but nothing severe.More >>
    Elevated category for the upper plains where they're already experiencing flooding from prolonged morning rain and the afternoon chances of hail. We find ourselves in the normal thunderstorm variety, where we could see some strong gusts when the front moves in tomorrow morning but nothing severe.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Friday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Friday

    Thursday, September 20 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-09-20 10:35:06 GMT
    Warm start with sunrise at 7:04. Biggest change today is the increase in the south breeze. We'll go 10-15 mph early, up to 15-20 mph for the late morning/noon time.More >>
    Warm start with sunrise at 7:04. Biggest change today is the increase in the south breeze. We'll go 10-15 mph early, up to 15-20 mph for the late morning/noon time.More >>
  • McCaskill Announces Decision On Kavanaugh Confirmation

    McCaskill Announces Decision On Kavanaugh Confirmation

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-09-20 03:55:33 GMT
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         Missouri's Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill says she will vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, depriving President Donald Trump's nominee of a possible swing vote.     McCaskill calls the recent sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh troubling, but says she based her decision on the judge's views on issues like presidential power and "dark money" in campaigns.     McCaskill is the firs...More >>
         Missouri's Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill says she will vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, depriving President Donald Trump's nominee of a possible swing vote.     McCaskill calls the recent sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh troubling, but says she based her decision on the judge's views on issues like presidential power and "dark money" in campaigns.     McCaskill is the firs...More >>
  • Oklahoma billboards support women who have had abortions

    Oklahoma billboards support women who have had abortions

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-09-20 00:43:08 GMT

    They coincide with confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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    They coincide with confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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  • Police: Kansas couple allegedly drinking before baby's death

    Police: Kansas couple allegedly drinking before baby's death

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-09-20 00:41:12 GMT

    Officials say the couple's motel room had mold and curdled-milk filled bottles.

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    Officials say the couple's motel room had mold and curdled-milk filled bottles.

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  • Missouri 5-year-old meets city leaders over ice cream

    Missouri 5-year-old meets city leaders over ice cream

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-09-20 00:39:17 GMT

    Taylor Duncan met with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson over orange sherbet.

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    Taylor Duncan met with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson over orange sherbet.

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  • T-Storms Friday, But the Severe Threat Stays Away

    T-Storms Friday, But the Severe Threat Stays Away

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-09-20 00:19:36 GMT
    The cold front will continue to push through the area as we roll into Friday. With it, we'll keep rain and t-storm chances in the forecast from Friday morning and going into the afternoon. Hopefully, we can clear the rain out by the time Friday night Football games get underway. With our t-storm chances for Friday, we won't have to deal with any severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center has the severe weather chances confined from Ohio up into New England. With the better energy and...More >>
    The cold front will continue to push through the area as we roll into Friday. With it, we'll keep rain and t-storm chances in the forecast from Friday morning and going into the afternoon. Hopefully, we can clear the rain out by the time Friday night Football games get underway. With our t-storm chances for Friday, we won't have to deal with any severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center has the severe weather chances confined from Ohio up into New England. With the better energy and...More >>
  • T-Storm Chances Start Picking Up Late Thursday

    T-Storm Chances Start Picking Up Late Thursday

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-09-20 00:14:29 GMT
    Our next cold front is still waiting in the wings off to our northwest, but it will start moving in on Thursday. With it, it'll interact with plenty of moisture in place to get our chances for rain and t-storms to pick up. There may be a random t-storm or two late Thursday afternoon, but the rain chances pick up going into Thursday night and into Friday morning. Thankfully, we're not anticipating any t-storms to become severe. It's a different story north of us. The Storm Prediction C...More >>
    Our next cold front is still waiting in the wings off to our northwest, but it will start moving in on Thursday. With it, it'll interact with plenty of moisture in place to get our chances for rain and t-storms to pick up. There may be a random t-storm or two late Thursday afternoon, but the rain chances pick up going into Thursday night and into Friday morning. Thankfully, we're not anticipating any t-storms to become severe. It's a different story north of us. The Storm Prediction C...More >>
  • Rain Chances Picking Up Heading Into This Weekend

    Rain Chances Picking Up Heading Into This Weekend

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:08:16 GMT
    The forecast going into the weekend hasn't changed. Our next cold front will be ready to start working in late Thursday and stall out near the area heading into this weekend. With that front working with plenty of moisture, we'll have rain and t-storm chances picking up as the front works in. In terms of potential rain amounts with this system over the next 5 days, the potential is there for the Four State region to get a decent drink of water. Along the I-44 corridor, the potential i...More >>
    The forecast going into the weekend hasn't changed. Our next cold front will be ready to start working in late Thursday and stall out near the area heading into this weekend. With that front working with plenty of moisture, we'll have rain and t-storm chances picking up as the front works in. In terms of potential rain amounts with this system over the next 5 days, the potential is there for the Four State region to get a decent drink of water. Along the I-44 corridor, the potential i...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - September 19th

    A Look at the Tropics - September 19th

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-09-19 22:58:09 GMT
    A look at the Tropics on this September 19th has some areas in the Atlantic and Pacific that bear watching over the next several days. Out in the Atlantic, we do not have any active tropical systems. With that said, we have 2 areas in the Atlantic we're watching. The first highlighted area shows shower activity with a wave 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands. With slow movement in an area with an increasingly unfavorable environment, further development is continuing to look less...More >>
    A look at the Tropics on this September 19th has some areas in the Atlantic and Pacific that bear watching over the next several days. Out in the Atlantic, we do not have any active tropical systems. With that said, we have 2 areas in the Atlantic we're watching. The first highlighted area shows shower activity with a wave 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands. With slow movement in an area with an increasingly unfavorable environment, further development is continuing to look less...More >>
  • Noted Author To Deliver Lecture At PSU

    Noted Author To Deliver Lecture At PSU

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-09-19 22:13:17 GMT
    British Author Judith Saunders will be coming to Pittsburg State University to deliver a lecture  on Thursday. Sept. 27. It will be held in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center at 8:00 p.m. The lecture is titled “The Anglo-American Special Relationship: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy.” Saunders is an alumna of Manchester University in the United Kingdom. After working at the British Broadcasting Company in London, she re-located ...More >>
    British Author Judith Saunders will be coming to Pittsburg State University to deliver a lecture  on Thursday. Sept. 27. It will be held in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center at 8:00 p.m. The lecture is titled “The Anglo-American Special Relationship: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy.” Saunders is an alumna of Manchester University in the United Kingdom. After working at the British Broadcasting Company in London, she re-located ...More >>
  • Joplin to Hold Annual Auction - October 13

    Joplin to Hold Annual Auction - October 13

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-09-19 21:49:20 GMT
    The City of Joplin will hold its annual auction on Saturday, October 13th, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The event will take place in the Street Maintenance Barn located northwest of the Public Works Center (1301 West 2nd Street). Parking will be available at the Center's parking lot. Numerous items will be sold including vehicles, equipment, office furniture, computers, tools, bicycles and miscellaneous items. A list can be found at http://www.joplinmo.org/auctionlist. The publi...More >>
    The City of Joplin will hold its annual auction on Saturday, October 13th, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The event will take place in the Street Maintenance Barn located northwest of the Public Works Center (1301 West 2nd Street). Parking will be available at the Center's parking lot. Numerous items will be sold including vehicles, equipment, office furniture, computers, tools, bicycles and miscellaneous items. A list can be found at http://www.joplinmo.org/auctionlist. The publi...More >>
  • Abortion Rights Billboards Going Up In Oklahoma

    Abortion Rights Billboards Going Up In Oklahoma

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-09-19 21:06:21 GMT

        An abortion-rights group says billboards in Oklahoma that say God and people of faith support women who have had abortions are supported by ministers of several non-denominational churches and two Jewish rabbis.       The Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice says the messages went up along busy interstates in Oklahoma City this month.      Spokeswoman Emma Newberry-Davis says the billboards will be up for a month and weren't time...

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        An abortion-rights group says billboards in Oklahoma that say God and people of faith support women who have had abortions are supported by ministers of several non-denominational churches and two Jewish rabbis.       The Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice says the messages went up along busy interstates in Oklahoma City this month.      Spokeswoman Emma Newberry-Davis says the billboards will be up for a month and weren't time...

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  • Driver Injures Kansas Deputy In Crash

    Driver Injures Kansas Deputy In Crash

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:58:52 GMT
         A driver has been charged with running into a Kansas sheriff's deputy while intoxicated and breaking the deputy's leg.     The Sedgwick County sheriff's office says the driver was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated battery while driving under the influence in the April 28 crash in east Wichita.     Authorities say the driver struck the deputy's patrol car before striking the deputy as he was outside the vehicle conducting a ...More >>
         A driver has been charged with running into a Kansas sheriff's deputy while intoxicated and breaking the deputy's leg.     The Sedgwick County sheriff's office says the driver was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated battery while driving under the influence in the April 28 crash in east Wichita.     Authorities say the driver struck the deputy's patrol car before striking the deputy as he was outside the vehicle conducting a ...More >>
  • Kansas Woman Claims Death of Boyfriend Was Self-Defense

    Kansas Woman Claims Death of Boyfriend Was Self-Defense

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:36:57 GMT
        A Kansas woman who was arrested after her boyfriend was stabbed to death has been released from jail after she claimed the killing was self-defense.       Wellington Kansas Attorney Kerwin Spencer says 29-year-old Ashley Pearson was arrested on suspicion of murder after her boyfriend, 25-year-old Kyle Hill, died Saturday morning at a home the two shared.       Spencer says Pearson gave a statement two days later saying she act...More >>
        A Kansas woman who was arrested after her boyfriend was stabbed to death has been released from jail after she claimed the killing was self-defense.       Wellington Kansas Attorney Kerwin Spencer says 29-year-old Ashley Pearson was arrested on suspicion of murder after her boyfriend, 25-year-old Kyle Hill, died Saturday morning at a home the two shared.       Spencer says Pearson gave a statement two days later saying she act...More >>
  • Oklahoma Man Falsely Accuses Wife Of Bomb Plan

    Oklahoma Man Falsely Accuses Wife Of Bomb Plan

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:22:34 GMT
    A judge has sentenced  an Oklahoma man for falsely reporting to authorities that his ex-wife wanted to blow up a county courthouse and for a child pornography charge.     35-year-old Robert Shane Apgar of Oklahoma City gets nearly 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to the charges last year. Prosecutors say he'll also be required to register as a sex offender.     A federal grand jury indictment alleged Apgar anonymously reported a bomb threat t...More >>
    A judge has sentenced  an Oklahoma man for falsely reporting to authorities that his ex-wife wanted to blow up a county courthouse and for a child pornography charge.     35-year-old Robert Shane Apgar of Oklahoma City gets nearly 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to the charges last year. Prosecutors say he'll also be required to register as a sex offender.     A federal grand jury indictment alleged Apgar anonymously reported a bomb threat t...More >>
  • Already feeling like triple digits and a hot evening ahead

    Already feeling like triple digits and a hot evening ahead

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:22:05 GMT
    We're already seeing triple digit heat index readings in Pittsburg. Overnight it's extremely warm as well, may even have the air conditioning going for the morning commute because the humidity returns.More >>
    We're already seeing triple digit heat index readings in Pittsburg. Overnight it's extremely warm as well, may even have the air conditioning going for the morning commute because the humidity returns.More >>
  • It's certainly the heat...AND the humidity

    It's certainly the heat...AND the humidity

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:29 PM EDT2018-09-19 16:29:42 GMT
    Already feeling like the mid 90s before we even get to high noon and you'll notice we have some of the highest relative humidity readings in the Midwest.More >>
    Already feeling like the mid 90s before we even get to high noon and you'll notice we have some of the highest relative humidity readings in the Midwest.More >>
  • Hot middle of the week before the cold front arrives

    Hot middle of the week before the cold front arrives

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-09-19 14:12:44 GMT
    Warm Wednesday start as we're already in the mid 70s. Eventually pushing up into the 90s with heat indices approaching the 100 mark. Still waiting for the cold front to develop in the northwest and make it's move toward us Thursday night into Friday.More >>
    Warm Wednesday start as we're already in the mid 70s. Eventually pushing up into the 90s with heat indices approaching the 100 mark. Still waiting for the cold front to develop in the northwest and make it's move toward us Thursday night into Friday.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Wednesday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Wednesday

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 5:54 AM EDT2018-09-19 09:54:33 GMT
    Warm & sunny start. Sunrise at 7:03 with a southerly breeze. No need to worry about a jacket for the next couple of days.More >>
    Warm & sunny start. Sunrise at 7:03 with a southerly breeze. No need to worry about a jacket for the next couple of days.More >>
  • Watching T-Storm Chances for Thursday

    Watching T-Storm Chances for Thursday

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:20:10 GMT
    Going into Thursday, we'll see some changes start to work in. Our next cold front will begin working in from the northwest as we work into late Thursday and into Friday. We'll stay ahead of the front during the day, so we'll be hot and a bit humid. With that setup, there could be a random t-storm or two that'll try to pop up during the afternoon. If anything pops up in our area Thursday afternoon, it shouldn't be severe. T-storm chances will pick up as we go into Thursday night and ea...More >>
    Going into Thursday, we'll see some changes start to work in. Our next cold front will begin working in from the northwest as we work into late Thursday and into Friday. We'll stay ahead of the front during the day, so we'll be hot and a bit humid. With that setup, there could be a random t-storm or two that'll try to pop up during the afternoon. If anything pops up in our area Thursday afternoon, it shouldn't be severe. T-storm chances will pick up as we go into Thursday night and ea...More >>
  • Staying Quiet for Wednesday

    Staying Quiet for Wednesday

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-09-18 23:28:13 GMT
    With the upper ridge still holding firm across the central and southern Plains, that will be our main driver for our weather setup Wednesday. It will keep rain chances away from the area as we turn hot again by Wednesday afternoon. Any t-storm chances with a severe threat will be confined to the north of the area. That's where the Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk from Wyoming and Colorado through southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Any strong to possibly severe t-sto...More >>
    With the upper ridge still holding firm across the central and southern Plains, that will be our main driver for our weather setup Wednesday. It will keep rain chances away from the area as we turn hot again by Wednesday afternoon. Any t-storm chances with a severe threat will be confined to the north of the area. That's where the Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk from Wyoming and Colorado through southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Any strong to possibly severe t-sto...More >>
  • Rain Chances Will Pick Up Later This Week

    Rain Chances Will Pick Up Later This Week

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-09-18 23:03:00 GMT
    A few counties in our area saw a few showers and a random t-storm materialize today while the rest of us stayed dry. For the spots that saw rain, though, it barely amounted to a trace or even a few hundredths of an inch. We'll keep things dry for Wednesday under partly to mostly sunny skies. Starting on Thursday and going into the weekend, we'll have our next cold front work in from the northwest. The current forecast has the front stalling out somewhere across the area. The finer det...More >>
    A few counties in our area saw a few showers and a random t-storm materialize today while the rest of us stayed dry. For the spots that saw rain, though, it barely amounted to a trace or even a few hundredths of an inch. We'll keep things dry for Wednesday under partly to mostly sunny skies. Starting on Thursday and going into the weekend, we'll have our next cold front work in from the northwest. The current forecast has the front stalling out somewhere across the area. The finer det...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - September 18th

    A Look at the Tropics - September 18th

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:54:00 GMT
    A look at the Tropics on this September 18th continues to show an overall calm trend in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Even though we're still much calmer than last week, we do have a few areas we're watching. In the Eastern Pacific, we still have a broad and elongated low centered around the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. Despite the interaction with land at the southern tip of the peninsula, it still continues to produce widespread and disorganized rain and t-storms. For this e...More >>
    A look at the Tropics on this September 18th continues to show an overall calm trend in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Even though we're still much calmer than last week, we do have a few areas we're watching. In the Eastern Pacific, we still have a broad and elongated low centered around the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. Despite the interaction with land at the southern tip of the peninsula, it still continues to produce widespread and disorganized rain and t-storms. For this e...More >>
  • MSSU Art Student’s Work Selected for National Competition

    MSSU Art Student’s Work Selected for National Competition

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:20:43 GMT
    Pierce PaintingPierce Painting

    Sydney Pierce, a senior studio art candidate from Joplin, recently had an oil painting selected for the 31st annual Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wis. Her painting, “Little Black Submarine,” and others selected for the competition, were juried by Mark Steven Greenfield, who served as director of the Watts Towers Arts Center from 1993 - 2002 and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from 2004 - 2010. The exhibit, which opens Oct. 1, w...

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    Sydney Pierce, a senior studio art candidate from Joplin, recently had an oil painting selected for the 31st annual Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wis. Her painting, “Little Black Submarine,” and others selected for the competition, were juried by Mark Steven Greenfield, who served as director of the Watts Towers Arts Center from 1993 - 2002 and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from 2004 - 2010. The exhibit, which opens Oct. 1, w...

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  • Missouri Unclaimed Property Auction earns over $200,000 for Account Owners

    Missouri Unclaimed Property Auction earns over $200,000 for Account Owners

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:00:27 GMT
    Columbia, Mo – State Treasurer Eric Schmitt announced today his office’s 2018 Unclaimed Property Auction earned $205,963.96 for account owners, $20,000 more than the last auction. The auction was held in Columbia at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center on September 13 and 14. Thousands of items were up for bid including old coins and currency, jewelry, sports memorabilia and a variety of other items. The single largest bid went to lot #1433, a three-piece ring s...More >>
    Columbia, Mo – State Treasurer Eric Schmitt announced today his office’s 2018 Unclaimed Property Auction earned $205,963.96 for account owners, $20,000 more than the last auction. The auction was held in Columbia at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center on September 13 and 14. Thousands of items were up for bid including old coins and currency, jewelry, sports memorabilia and a variety of other items. The single largest bid went to lot #1433, a three-piece ring s...More >>
  • Republican Kassebaum Endorses Democrat For Kansas Governor

    Republican Kassebaum Endorses Democrat For Kansas Governor

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:05:49 GMT

        Former U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum, a longtime Republican star in Kansas, is endorsing the Democratic nominee for Kansas governor.     Kassebaum has thrown her support behind Laura Kelly rather than Republican Kris Kobach.     Kassebaum said in a news release Tuesday that Kelly has displayed bipartisan leadership while serving in the Kansas Senate since 2004.      Kassebaum, served three terms in the U.S. Senate.  

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        Former U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum, a longtime Republican star in Kansas, is endorsing the Democratic nominee for Kansas governor.     Kassebaum has thrown her support behind Laura Kelly rather than Republican Kris Kobach.     Kassebaum said in a news release Tuesday that Kelly has displayed bipartisan leadership while serving in the Kansas Senate since 2004.      Kassebaum, served three terms in the U.S. Senate.  

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  • Former Oklahoma Lawmaker Sentenced For Child Sex Trafficking

    Former Oklahoma Lawmaker Sentenced For Child Sex Trafficking

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-09-18 20:47:00 GMT
           A former Republican Oklahoma state senator has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a child sex trafficking charge.     Ralph Shortey had faced a sentence of up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.             Shortey pleaded guilty in November in exchange for prosecutors dropping three child pornography charges against him. He said at the time that the plea deal was in the best interest of him and h...More >>
           A former Republican Oklahoma state senator has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a child sex trafficking charge.     Ralph Shortey had faced a sentence of up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.             Shortey pleaded guilty in November in exchange for prosecutors dropping three child pornography charges against him. He said at the time that the plea deal was in the best interest of him and h...More >>
  • Sentencing for 1st Degree Assault in Southwest Missouri

    Sentencing for 1st Degree Assault in Southwest Missouri

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 19:19:25 GMT
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    Two suspects in a McDonald County assault case enter plea deals. On August 4th, 2017, the McDonald County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about a person with a stab wound. The victim was supposed to be at the old newspaper office at the intersection of the 71 Business and EE Highway near Pineville. The victim was found and told authorities a suspect's first name, the location where the incident happened and that there was possibly another victim. The suspect, Alan Tuck...More >>
    Two suspects in a McDonald County assault case enter plea deals. On August 4th, 2017, the McDonald County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about a person with a stab wound. The victim was supposed to be at the old newspaper office at the intersection of the 71 Business and EE Highway near Pineville. The victim was found and told authorities a suspect's first name, the location where the incident happened and that there was possibly another victim. The suspect, Alan Tuck...More >>
  • September heat hits us with heat indices in mid 90s

    September heat hits us with heat indices in mid 90s

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-09-18 17:24:48 GMT
    Scorcher of a start to the day as it feels like it's already in the mid 90s.More >>
    Scorcher of a start to the day as it feels like it's already in the mid 90s.More >>
  • 90 days into Summer 2018, here's where we stand

    90 days into Summer 2018, here's where we stand

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-09-18 16:18:35 GMT
    Despite the string of consecutive hot days it seems like we've had, our average temps for the first 90 days of Summer are going to fall right in line with our historic averages:More >>
    Despite the string of consecutive hot days it seems like we've had, our average temps for the first 90 days of Summer are going to fall right in line with our historic averages:More >>
  • Florence may be pushing out to sea, but she's not done yet

    Florence may be pushing out to sea, but she's not done yet

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-09-18 15:53:14 GMT
    The low pressure system constituting the remnants of Florence still mean torrential rains for the east coast with 2-4 inches left for the seaboard today and this evening. by this evening it will have moved into the Atlantic and flood waters will begin to recede.More >>
    The low pressure system constituting the remnants of Florence still mean torrential rains for the east coast with 2-4 inches left for the seaboard today and this evening. by this evening it will have moved into the Atlantic and flood waters will begin to recede.More >>
  • Tuesday brings more unseasonable heat

    Tuesday brings more unseasonable heat

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-09-18 13:53:38 GMT
    It's gong to be almost 10 degrees above what we'd normally expect for a daily high this time of year as we climb into the 90s. Factor in the humidity and southerly breeze and it feels like it's in the high 90s this afternoon. Going to have to ride out this heat eave until a cold front begins to work through Thursday night into Friday morning.More >>
    It's gong to be almost 10 degrees above what we'd normally expect for a daily high this time of year as we climb into the 90s. Factor in the humidity and southerly breeze and it feels like it's in the high 90s this afternoon. Going to have to ride out this heat eave until a cold front begins to work through Thursday night into Friday morning.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Tuesday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Tuesday

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-09-18 11:27:15 GMT
    Warm start as we're already in the 70s. Early sunshine leads to a quick heat-up. Even hotter for the ride/walk home from school.More >>
    Warm start as we're already in the 70s. Early sunshine leads to a quick heat-up. Even hotter for the ride/walk home from school.More >>
  • Severe Chances Stay Away for Tuesday

    Severe Chances Stay Away for Tuesday

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-09-18 01:20:35 GMT
    We'll still have the heat, instability and some moisture to try and pop a random t-storm or two in our area Tuesday afternoon. The odds are pretty slim as most of the area will be dry once again. If we had a t-storm or two materialize, we would not have to worry about severe weather. In fact, any part of the country that sees t-storms on Tuesday won't have to deal with a severe threat. The front to the north will continue to fire up t-storms in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. T...More >>
    We'll still have the heat, instability and some moisture to try and pop a random t-storm or two in our area Tuesday afternoon. The odds are pretty slim as most of the area will be dry once again. If we had a t-storm or two materialize, we would not have to worry about severe weather. In fact, any part of the country that sees t-storms on Tuesday won't have to deal with a severe threat. The front to the north will continue to fire up t-storms in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. T...More >>
  • Quiet Night Here with T-Storms Elsewhere

    Quiet Night Here with T-Storms Elsewhere

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:58:08 GMT
    While we had a stray shower or t-storm try to materialize today, most of the area managed to stay dry and quiet for Monday. We'll continue to keep things quiet here for the rest of the night and into Tuesday morning. Any severe weather risks outlined will stay away from the area. We do have a marginal risk for severe weather for the rest of the evening and into Tuesday morning from Nebraska and South Dakota stretching into central Wisconsin. The strongest of those t-storms will be cap...More >>
    While we had a stray shower or t-storm try to materialize today, most of the area managed to stay dry and quiet for Monday. We'll continue to keep things quiet here for the rest of the night and into Tuesday morning. Any severe weather risks outlined will stay away from the area. We do have a marginal risk for severe weather for the rest of the evening and into Tuesday morning from Nebraska and South Dakota stretching into central Wisconsin. The strongest of those t-storms will be cap...More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - September 17th

    A Look at the Tropics - September 17th

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:39:22 GMT

    A look at the Tropics on this September 17th thankfully continues to show little activity compared to where we were last week.

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    A look at the Tropics on this September 17th thankfully continues to show little activity compared to where we were last week.

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  • Rain Chances Still on the Way

    Rain Chances Still on the Way

    Monday, September 17 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-09-17 23:05:17 GMT
    We may have a stray t-storm or two for Tuesday through Thursday, but rain chances are still set to pick up just in time for the upcoming weekend. With our next cold front set to work in from the northwest by Friday, that will be the trigger to ramp up our rain chances. It starts working in on Friday, but it plans on stalling out around the area. The main question still remains where the front will exactly stall out as we work into the coming weekend. As long as it stalls out in close ...More >>
    We may have a stray t-storm or two for Tuesday through Thursday, but rain chances are still set to pick up just in time for the upcoming weekend. With our next cold front set to work in from the northwest by Friday, that will be the trigger to ramp up our rain chances. It starts working in on Friday, but it plans on stalling out around the area. The main question still remains where the front will exactly stall out as we work into the coming weekend. As long as it stalls out in close ...More >>
  • MSSU SBTDC continues its Cyber Awareness 360 Series

    MSSU SBTDC continues its Cyber Awareness 360 Series

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:33:38 GMT
    Joplin, MO – Missouri Southern's Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) will continue its Cyber Awareness 360 series this week. Thursday's session (Sept. 20) will focus on planning, IT and social engineering, and will be held inside the North End Zone Facility from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. With cyber attacks on small businesses increasing, and studies showing that many business owners are still not prepared to cope with potential breaches, Cyber Awaren...More >>
    Joplin, MO – Missouri Southern's Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) will continue its Cyber Awareness 360 series this week. Thursday's session (Sept. 20) will focus on planning, IT and social engineering, and will be held inside the North End Zone Facility from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. With cyber attacks on small businesses increasing, and studies showing that many business owners are still not prepared to cope with potential breaches, Cyber Awaren...More >>
  • Joplin Teen Named Semifinalist in 2019 National Merit Scholar Program

    Joplin Teen Named Semifinalist in 2019 National Merit Scholar Program

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-09-19 16:18:06 GMT
    Will SeckerWill Secker

    Will Secker is named Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Senior at College heights Christian School in Joplin, Missouri placed among the top one percent (16,000 scorers) of more than 1.6 million juniors who took the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. According to CHCS, the nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. Th...

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    Will Secker is named Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Senior at College heights Christian School in Joplin, Missouri placed among the top one percent (16,000 scorers) of more than 1.6 million juniors who took the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. According to CHCS, the nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. Th...

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  • BBB: Senior Citizens Targeted by New Social Security Scam

    BBB: Senior Citizens Targeted by New Social Security Scam

    Monday, September 17 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-09-17 21:26:12 GMT
    October 17, 2018—Better Business Bureau serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning the public to beware of a new phone scam. Senior citizens, from across the country, have reported receiving phone calls threatening their Social Security benefits if they did not call the number provided by the caller to resolve "suspicious activities" on their accounts.   When one man called the number back, he was prompted to enter his Socia...More >>
    October 17, 2018—Better Business Bureau serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning the public to beware of a new phone scam. Senior citizens, from across the country, have reported receiving phone calls threatening their Social Security benefits if they did not call the number provided by the caller to resolve "suspicious activities" on their accounts.   When one man called the number back, he was prompted to enter his Socia...More >>
  • Route 66 Resurfacing Project, Nighttime Lane Closings

    Route 66 Resurfacing Project, Nighttime Lane Closings

    Monday, September 17 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-09-17 21:01:28 GMT
    A portion of Route 66 in Joplin, Missouri will receive a new driving surface and new guardrail to Seventh Street. Work will be done along a nearly three-mile stretch of the roadway between Range Line Road and Missouri Route 249. The Missouri Department of Transportation says drivers can expect nighttime lane closings when the project begins the week of September 24th, 2018. Crews will work between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. MoDOT says all lanes of traffic wil...More >>
    A portion of Route 66 in Joplin, Missouri will receive a new driving surface and new guardrail to Seventh Street. Work will be done along a nearly three-mile stretch of the roadway between Range Line Road and Missouri Route 249. The Missouri Department of Transportation says drivers can expect nighttime lane closings when the project begins the week of September 24th, 2018. Crews will work between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. MoDOT says all lanes of traffic wil...More >>
  • Old Man Summer not going quietly

    Old Man Summer not going quietly

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-09-17 17:31:30 GMT
    Much like today, the final days of Summer 2018 are going to be hot...a good 8-9 degrees above normal. Finally a cold front arrives on Friday, just in time to usher in the first day of Fall on Saturday.More >>
    Much like today, the final days of Summer 2018 are going to be hot...a good 8-9 degrees above normal. Finally a cold front arrives on Friday, just in time to usher in the first day of Fall on Saturday.More >>
  • Florence moving quickly into Ohio River Valley

    Florence moving quickly into Ohio River Valley

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-09-17 17:07:45 GMT
    Florence is now a tropical depression with the middle of the low pressure now in southern Ohio. RAINFALL: Florence is expected to produce heavy to excessive rainfall over the next couple of days. Portions of the Mid Atlantic states west of Interstate 95 into southern New York and southern New England are expected to receive an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain...with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches possible.More >>
    Florence is now a tropical depression with the middle of the low pressure now in southern Ohio. RAINFALL: Florence is expected to produce heavy to excessive rainfall over the next couple of days. Portions of the Mid Atlantic states west of Interstate 95 into southern New York and southern New England are expected to receive an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain...with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches possible.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Monday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Monday

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:19 AM EDT2018-09-17 10:19:59 GMT
    Warm start with plenty of sunshine early after sunrise at 7:02.More >>
    Warm start with plenty of sunshine early after sunrise at 7:02.More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - September 16th

    A Look at the Tropics - September 16th

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:52:17 GMT

    A look at the Tropics on this September 16th has things calming down a little after we were watching quite a few storms in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Starting in the Pacific, we don't have any tropical storms or systems in progress. With that said, we are watching 2 areas close to the Mexican coast. The area in red is highlighting an elongated low pressure south of the Baja Peninsula. It has disorganized rain and t-storms at this time. Even with environmental conditions favorable ...

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    A look at the Tropics on this September 16th has things calming down a little after we were watching quite a few storms in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Starting in the Pacific, we don't have any tropical storms or systems in progress. With that said, we are watching 2 areas close to the Mexican coast. The area in red is highlighting an elongated low pressure south of the Baja Peninsula. It has disorganized rain and t-storms at this time. Even with environmental conditions favorable ...

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  • Rain Chances Sneaking Back In This Week

    Rain Chances Sneaking Back In This Week

    Sunday, September 16 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-09-17 03:27:29 GMT
    We may be starting the new work/school week on a quiet note, but we'll have our next system change things up by the coming weekend. While we may have a random shower or t-storm Monday through Wednesday, our next cold front will move in with better rain and t-storm chances late Thursday and stick around through the upcoming weekend. Depending on how long that front will want to linger around the area, that could set us up for some accumulating rain. No alarming numbers to be concerned ...More >>
    We may be starting the new work/school week on a quiet note, but we'll have our next system change things up by the coming weekend. While we may have a random shower or t-storm Monday through Wednesday, our next cold front will move in with better rain and t-storm chances late Thursday and stick around through the upcoming weekend. Depending on how long that front will want to linger around the area, that could set us up for some accumulating rain. No alarming numbers to be concerned ...More >>
  • Pickin' on the Ranch

    Pickin' on the Ranch

    Sunday, September 16 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-09-17 03:27:15 GMT

    Plenty of 4 staters looking for a good deal on vintage stuff, antiques, and handmade crafts hit the Carthage picker's market Sunday. 

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    Plenty of 4 staters looking for a good deal on vintage stuff, antiques, and handmade crafts hit the Carthage picker's market Sunday. 

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  • Local Music Icon Honored In Memorial Benefit

    Local Music Icon Honored In Memorial Benefit

    Sunday, September 16 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-09-16 22:24:25 GMT
    A musician known for playing for charities is now the focus of a memorial benefit. Twelve different bands from throughout the area came together today to pay tribute to a local music icon. Musicians for Miracles hosted a memorial benefit at Guitars Rock-N-Country Bar for the late Johnny Williams. Williams passed away from illness about four weeks ago. He's known for playing with a long line of local musicians and he even operated his own entertainment agency. Many in attenda...More >>
    A musician known for playing for charities is now the focus of a memorial benefit. Twelve different bands from throughout the area came together today to pay tribute to a local music icon. Musicians for Miracles hosted a memorial benefit at Guitars Rock-N-Country Bar for the late Johnny Williams. Williams passed away from illness about four weeks ago. He's known for playing with a long line of local musicians and he even operated his own entertainment agency. Many in attenda...More >>
  • A Few T-Storms Are Possible Today

    A Few T-Storms Are Possible Today

    Sunday, September 16 2018 3:45 AM EDT2018-09-16 07:45:45 GMT
    With increasing Gulf moisture sneaking in from the south today, there could be a random t-storm or two with our partly sunny skies for the afternoon. If we had any t-storms develop this afternoon, it wouldn't be severe. Any severe weather chances in the Lower 48 today will be confined to the Carolinas and as far north as the state of Virginia. Even though Tropical Storm Florence will continue to weaken today, the rotation on the northeastern and eastern side of the system could bring ...More >>
    With increasing Gulf moisture sneaking in from the south today, there could be a random t-storm or two with our partly sunny skies for the afternoon. If we had any t-storms develop this afternoon, it wouldn't be severe. Any severe weather chances in the Lower 48 today will be confined to the Carolinas and as far north as the state of Virginia. Even though Tropical Storm Florence will continue to weaken today, the rotation on the northeastern and eastern side of the system could bring ...More >>
  • Updated Drought Monitor Continues to Show Area Improvements

    Updated Drought Monitor Continues to Show Area Improvements

    Sunday, September 16 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-09-16 04:03:10 GMT

    Thanks to rain from last week, the updated drought monitor continues to provide good news for us...

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    Thanks to rain from last week, the updated drought monitor continues to provide good news for us...

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  • Art Fest Action

    Art Fest Action

    Saturday, September 15 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-09-16 02:26:34 GMT

    An annual art festival in Joplin expands and finds a new home. The fourth annual Joplin Art Fest continued this weekend. The festival has been turned into a two day event because it continues to grow in size.

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    An annual art festival in Joplin expands and finds a new home. The fourth annual Joplin Art Fest continued this weekend. The festival has been turned into a two day event because it continues to grow in size.

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  • NICU Reunion

    NICU Reunion

    Saturday, September 15 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-09-16 02:19:53 GMT

    An annual Joplin event is reuniting kids that spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit and the nurses and doctors who cared for them. The Children's Miracle Network held its 25th annual NICU reunion Saturday. 

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    An annual Joplin event is reuniting kids that spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit and the nurses and doctors who cared for them. The Children's Miracle Network held its 25th annual NICU reunion Saturday. 

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  • Man charged with kicking cat like ball in Snapchat video

    Man charged with kicking cat like ball in Snapchat video

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-09-15 00:27:29 GMT

    ...charged with kicking a cat like a ball on a Kansas City high school football field...

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    ...charged with kicking a cat like a ball on a Kansas City high school football field...

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  • Some Bob Evans sausage links recalled, may contain plastic

    Some Bob Evans sausage links recalled, may contain plastic

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-09-15 00:26:06 GMT

     No confirmed reports of any injuries.

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     No confirmed reports of any injuries.

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  • Hawley: Missouri voters tired of 'noise' over Trump tweets

    Hawley: Missouri voters tired of 'noise' over Trump tweets

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-09-15 00:23:16 GMT

    Hawley is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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    Hawley is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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  • Former America's Got Talent Participant To Demonstrate Pumpkin Carving

    Former America's Got Talent Participant To Demonstrate Pumpkin Carving

    Friday, September 14 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-09-14 22:09:04 GMT
    Scott 'Stormin' Norman will show-off his extreme pumpkin carving to children at the public library on Wednesday, September 26. This program begins at 4 p.m. and is recommended for children fifth grade and under and their families. Scott, who has appeared on America’s Got Talent, will teach participants various techniques such as picking the perfect pumpkin, cleaning the pumpkin with ease, and designing a masterpiece. For more information on this and other events at th...More >>
    Scott 'Stormin' Norman will show-off his extreme pumpkin carving to children at the public library on Wednesday, September 26. This program begins at 4 p.m. and is recommended for children fifth grade and under and their families. Scott, who has appeared on America’s Got Talent, will teach participants various techniques such as picking the perfect pumpkin, cleaning the pumpkin with ease, and designing a masterpiece. For more information on this and other events at th...More >>
  • Lafayette House Receives $50,000 To Help Families In Crisis

    Lafayette House Receives $50,000 To Help Families In Crisis

    Friday, September 14 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-09-14 20:08:59 GMT
    (L to R) Alison Sunday, Lafayette House Executive Director; Debi Koelkebeck; Debra Humphreys; Pamela Roychaudhury; Jessica Schaer; Jill Overman.(L to R) Alison Sunday, Lafayette House Executive Director; Debi Koelkebeck; Debra Humphreys; Pamela Roychaudhury; Jessica Schaer; Jill Overman.
    (L to R) Alison Sunday, Lafayette House Executive Director; Debi Koelkebeck; Debra Humphreys; Pamela Roychaudhury; Jessica Schaer; Jill Overman.(L to R) Alison Sunday, Lafayette House Executive Director; Debi Koelkebeck; Debra Humphreys; Pamela Roychaudhury; Jessica Schaer; Jill Overman.
    Joplin's Lafayette House gets a big helping hand. Debra and David Humphreys of Joplin today announced a $50,000 dollar gift to help fund operational expenses. Lafayette House provides shelter, meals, counseling and other services for victims of domestic violence. Last year, more than 1,300 adults and children sought crisis services through Lafayette House, receiving safe shelter, meals, transportation, and child care along with counseling, case management and advocacy. Deb...More >>
    Joplin's Lafayette House gets a big helping hand. Debra and David Humphreys of Joplin today announced a $50,000 dollar gift to help fund operational expenses. Lafayette House provides shelter, meals, counseling and other services for victims of domestic violence. Last year, more than 1,300 adults and children sought crisis services through Lafayette House, receiving safe shelter, meals, transportation, and child care along with counseling, case management and advocacy. Deb...More >>
  • Independence Community College Receives $25,000 For Fab Lab Project

    Independence Community College Receives $25,000 For Fab Lab Project

    Friday, September 14 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-09-14 19:59:36 GMT
    (L to R) Tim Haynes, Manager Fab Lab ICC; Jim Correll, Director Fab Lab ICC; Jim Clubine, VP/Loan Officer, Equity Bank; Kim Goodman, Assistant VP/Loan officer, Equity Bank; Lori Kelley, VP/Business Services Manager Equity Bank; Tim Kerr, VP/Community Mark(L to R) Tim Haynes, Manager Fab Lab ICC; Jim Correll, Director Fab Lab ICC; Jim Clubine, VP/Loan Officer, Equity Bank; Kim Goodman, Assistant VP/Loan officer, Equity Bank; Lori Kelley, VP/Business Services Manager Equity Bank; Tim Kerr, VP/Community Mark
    (L to R) Tim Haynes, Manager Fab Lab ICC; Jim Correll, Director Fab Lab ICC; Jim Clubine, VP/Loan Officer, Equity Bank; Kim Goodman, Assistant VP/Loan officer, Equity Bank; Lori Kelley, VP/Business Services Manager Equity Bank; Tim Kerr, VP/Community Mark(L to R) Tim Haynes, Manager Fab Lab ICC; Jim Correll, Director Fab Lab ICC; Jim Clubine, VP/Loan Officer, Equity Bank; Kim Goodman, Assistant VP/Loan officer, Equity Bank; Lori Kelley, VP/Business Services Manager Equity Bank; Tim Kerr, VP/Community Mark
    Equity Bank visited Independence Community College's Equity Lab on Thursday, September 13. During a brief ceremony the bank presented a check of $25,000 to the program. Those on hand to represent Equity included Tim Kerr, Vice President and Community Markets Manager; Lori Kelley, Vice President/Business Services Officer; Jeri Hammerschmidt, Independence Bank Manager and Assistant Vice President; Jim Clubine, Vice President/Loan Officer; and Kim Goodman, Assistant Vice President/L...More >>
    Equity Bank visited Independence Community College's Equity Lab on Thursday, September 13. During a brief ceremony the bank presented a check of $25,000 to the program. Those on hand to represent Equity included Tim Kerr, Vice President and Community Markets Manager; Lori Kelley, Vice President/Business Services Officer; Jeri Hammerschmidt, Independence Bank Manager and Assistant Vice President; Jim Clubine, Vice President/Loan Officer; and Kim Goodman, Assistant Vice President/L...More >>
  • Jasper County To Hold Hunter Safety Course

    Jasper County To Hold Hunter Safety Course

    Friday, September 14 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-09-14 19:48:00 GMT
    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office working with the Missouri Department of Conservation to host a hunters safety course. It will take place on October 4 at Carthage Water & Electric. The class can hold up to 45 students. Firearm safety is an issue the Sheriff’s Office has been trying to promote over the past few years via the implementation of the Eddie the Eagle Firearm Safety program, which is being taught at schools we currently have a School Resource Officers in, and by...More >>
    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office working with the Missouri Department of Conservation to host a hunters safety course. It will take place on October 4 at Carthage Water & Electric. The class can hold up to 45 students. Firearm safety is an issue the Sheriff’s Office has been trying to promote over the past few years via the implementation of the Eddie the Eagle Firearm Safety program, which is being taught at schools we currently have a School Resource Officers in, and by...More >>
  • Hideout Harley Davidson Helps With Hurricane Relief Efforts

    Hideout Harley Davidson Helps With Hurricane Relief Efforts

    Friday, September 14 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-09-14 19:26:41 GMT
    A local Harley-Davidson dealer is joining three other stores in helping victims of Hurricane Florence. Hideout Harley Davidson in Joplin will be collecting cash and supplies for the relief effort. They will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items, water, toiletries, diapers/formula, etc. Hideout is asking that no clothing items be donated.More >>
    A local Harley-Davidson dealer is joining three other stores in helping victims of Hurricane Florence. Hideout Harley Davidson in Joplin will be collecting cash and supplies for the relief effort. They will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items, water, toiletries, diapers/formula, etc. Hideout is asking that no clothing items be donated.More >>
  • H.S. Football Kickoff Forecast

    H.S. Football Kickoff Forecast

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-09-14 17:24:39 GMT
    Warm at kickoff with it feeling in the high 80s. Clear skies and perfect for the drive home.More >>
    Warm at kickoff with it feeling in the high 80s. Clear skies and perfect for the drive home.More >>
  • Hurricane Florence updates

    Hurricane Florence updates

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-09-14 17:23:17 GMT
    Hurricane Florence (category 1) has already dropped 18 inches of rain along the coast. More than 500,000 power outages reported in North Carolina, with an additional 64,000+ in South Carolina.More >>
    Hurricane Florence (category 1) has already dropped 18 inches of rain along the coast. More than 500,000 power outages reported in North Carolina, with an additional 64,000+ in South Carolina.More >>
  • Florence already dropping close to a foot of rain

    Florence already dropping close to a foot of rain

    Friday, September 14 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-09-14 14:32:45 GMT
    Precipitation from Hurricane Florence as of Friday morning already have 8-12 inches around the Wilmington, NC, area.More >>
    Precipitation from Hurricane Florence as of Friday morning already have 8-12 inches around the Wilmington, NC, area.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Friday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Friday

    Friday, September 14 2018 6:26 AM EDT2018-09-14 10:26:38 GMT
    Sunny and much warmer than we've had this school week.More >>
    Sunny and much warmer than we've had this school week.More >>
  • Missouri Humane Society To Help Rescue Animals Caught In Hurricane Florence

    Missouri Humane Society To Help Rescue Animals Caught In Hurricane Florence

    Thursday, September 13 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-09-13 20:01:33 GMT
    The Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team is preparing help animals put in danger by Hurricane Florence, which is hitting the Carolinas and Virginia. The Humane Society along with its partner Code 3 Associate Inc. will perform water and land-based rescue operations in the coast areas affected by the storm.  The nine-member team, led by the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force Director Greg Martin, has training in swift water and land-based rescue oper...More >>
    The Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team is preparing help animals put in danger by Hurricane Florence, which is hitting the Carolinas and Virginia. The Humane Society along with its partner Code 3 Associate Inc. will perform water and land-based rescue operations in the coast areas affected by the storm.  The nine-member team, led by the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force Director Greg Martin, has training in swift water and land-based rescue oper...More >>
  • Craft And Vendor Show To Come To Joplin

    Craft And Vendor Show To Come To Joplin

    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-09-13 19:49:03 GMT
    The Joplin Health and Rehab will be hosting a free craft and vendor show October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature homemade crafts, jewelry, painting, vinyl, and plenty more. It will also feature raffle drawings You can contact Allison at 417-623-5264 for more information.More >>
    The Joplin Health and Rehab will be hosting a free craft and vendor show October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature homemade crafts, jewelry, painting, vinyl, and plenty more. It will also feature raffle drawings You can contact Allison at 417-623-5264 for more information.More >>
  • Carthage Gears Up For Food Truck Friday

    Carthage Gears Up For Food Truck Friday

    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-09-13 19:19:50 GMT
    Food Truck Friday will be back in Carthage, MO Friday September, 14. The event brings dozens food trucks, live music and games to Central Park. The event will be in action from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be last one of the year.More >>
    Food Truck Friday will be back in Carthage, MO Friday September, 14. The event brings dozens food trucks, live music and games to Central Park. The event will be in action from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be last one of the year.More >>
  • Florence sending heavier bands of rain east into Carolinas

    Florence sending heavier bands of rain east into Carolinas

    Thursday, September 13 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-09-13 18:17:36 GMT
    The center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and South Carolina later today, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina in the hurricane warning area tonight and Friday.More >>
    The center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and South Carolina later today, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina in the hurricane warning area tonight and Friday.More >>
  • Clouds linger but we stay dry headed to Friday

    Clouds linger but we stay dry headed to Friday

    Thursday, September 13 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-09-13 18:12:51 GMT
    Shaping up to be a beautiful September afternoon with temps in the low 80s and the clouds hanging around to keep us from spiking up and getting too hot this evening.More >>
    Shaping up to be a beautiful September afternoon with temps in the low 80s and the clouds hanging around to keep us from spiking up and getting too hot this evening.More >>
  • Florence approaches Carolinas with Tropical Storm force winds

    Florence approaches Carolinas with Tropical Storm force winds

    Thursday, September 13 2018 11:16 AM EDT2018-09-13 15:16:55 GMT
    Here's an update of Florence's track (currently a category 2) and the wind radius showing Tropical Storm Force winds already pushing over land.More >>
    Here's an update of Florence's track (currently a category 2) and the wind radius showing Tropical Storm Force winds already pushing over land.More >>
  • McCaskill And Hawley Release 2017 Tax Returns

    McCaskill And Hawley Release 2017 Tax Returns

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-09-13 03:59:35 GMT
        Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill and challenger, Attorney General Josh Hawley have both released their 2017 tax returns.     McCaskill filed separately from her husband.      McCaskill's return shows she brought in a roughly $86,000 pension on top of her $174,000 salary. She also claimed about $89,000 in deductions, including more than $78,000 in charitable giving.     McCaskill's Republican opponent, Josh Hawley, also relea...More >>
        Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill and challenger, Attorney General Josh Hawley have both released their 2017 tax returns.     McCaskill filed separately from her husband.      McCaskill's return shows she brought in a roughly $86,000 pension on top of her $174,000 salary. She also claimed about $89,000 in deductions, including more than $78,000 in charitable giving.     McCaskill's Republican opponent, Josh Hawley, also relea...More >>
  • Substance sent to Missouri lawmaker identified as rat poison

    Substance sent to Missouri lawmaker identified as rat poison

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-09-13 00:33:24 GMT

     Investigators determined the package was mailed from a Springfield, Illinois post office.

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     Investigators determined the package was mailed from a Springfield, Illinois post office.

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  • Missouri's grace period to comply with REAL ID Act extended

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-09-13 00:31:27 GMT

    The state expects to be compliant with the REAL ID Act's requirements by March 2019.

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    The state expects to be compliant with the REAL ID Act's requirements by March 2019.

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  • Erie High School Students To Host Voter Registration Day

    Erie High School Students To Host Voter Registration Day

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-09-12 21:05:02 GMT
    Students of Erie High School will be helping the community get registered to vote on September 25 for the upcoming election. It's all a part of National Voter Registration Day, an event that seeks get folks prepared for the midterm election. The Erie High School Student Council and 21st Century Leadership Class will be a National Voter Registration Day partner. The Student Council and the 21st Century Leadership Class will engage its community and register voters at at Erie...More >>
    Students of Erie High School will be helping the community get registered to vote on September 25 for the upcoming election. It's all a part of National Voter Registration Day, an event that seeks get folks prepared for the midterm election. The Erie High School Student Council and 21st Century Leadership Class will be a National Voter Registration Day partner. The Student Council and the 21st Century Leadership Class will engage its community and register voters at at Erie...More >>
  • Kansas To Help Veterans Become Teachers With New Grant

    Kansas To Help Veterans Become Teachers With New Grant

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-09-12 20:46:04 GMT
    The state of Kansas will be receiving a new grant help veterans find a career in teaching. Troops to Teachers (TTT) is awarding Kansas and six other states  the grant. “This grant is another great resource to assist service members interested in becoming a teacher in Kansas,” said Steve Harmon, Education Services Office, Kansas National Guard. “We encourage qualified service members to explore this career opportunity." Alabama, Michigan and Ohio Were also...More >>
    The state of Kansas will be receiving a new grant help veterans find a career in teaching. Troops to Teachers (TTT) is awarding Kansas and six other states  the grant. “This grant is another great resource to assist service members interested in becoming a teacher in Kansas,” said Steve Harmon, Education Services Office, Kansas National Guard. “We encourage qualified service members to explore this career opportunity." Alabama, Michigan and Ohio Were also...More >>
  • George Washington Carver National Monument To Holds Lands Day

    George Washington Carver National Monument To Holds Lands Day

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-09-12 20:19:22 GMT
    Hundreds of thousands of people at sites throughout the country will take part in NEEF’s 25th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD), sponsored by national corporate sponsor Toyota. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NEEF uses the day to connect people to public lands and their communities, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general heal...More >>
    Hundreds of thousands of people at sites throughout the country will take part in NEEF’s 25th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD), sponsored by national corporate sponsor Toyota. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NEEF uses the day to connect people to public lands and their communities, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general heal...More >>
  • Winds from Florence extend wider than Joplin to St. Louis

    Winds from Florence extend wider than Joplin to St. Louis

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-09-12 17:25:18 GMT

    The Tropical Storm wind force radius of Hurricane Florence extends roughly 300 miles. Now let's put that into perspective as far as where that would be for a trip through the Midwest.

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    The Tropical Storm wind force radius of Hurricane Florence extends roughly 300 miles. Now let's put that into perspective as far as where that would be for a trip through the Midwest.

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  • Clouds increase for Wednesday keeping day, and night warmer

    Clouds increase for Wednesday keeping day, and night warmer

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-09-12 17:22:02 GMT
    With the increasing clouds it keep our afternoon temperatures from spiking to high. Low 80s is about as good as we'll see, with it feeling around 85-86. Now the nice thing about the late cloud cover is it will trap some of that heat and keep it from becoming cool overnight, so we should be able to avoid seeing any of those 50s when we wake up.More >>
    With the increasing clouds it keep our afternoon temperatures from spiking to high. Low 80s is about as good as we'll see, with it feeling around 85-86. Now the nice thing about the late cloud cover is it will trap some of that heat and keep it from becoming cool overnight, so we should be able to avoid seeing any of those 50s when we wake up.More >>
  • Florence forecast to to turn left at landfall

    Florence forecast to to turn left at landfall

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-09-12 14:15:48 GMT
    A slight pause then westerly turn puts landfall right on the state line of Carolinas: A motion toward the northwest is forecast to begin by this afternoon and continue through Thursday. Florence is expected to slow down considerably by late Thursday into Friday, and move slowly through early Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will approach the coast of North Carolina or South Carolina in the hurricane warning area on Thursday and Friday. Hurricane-force winds...More >>
    A slight pause then westerly turn puts landfall right on the state line of Carolinas: A motion toward the northwest is forecast to begin by this afternoon and continue through Thursday. Florence is expected to slow down considerably by late Thursday into Friday, and move slowly through early Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will approach the coast of North Carolina or South Carolina in the hurricane warning area on Thursday and Friday. Hurricane-force winds...More >>
  • Increasing clouds and perfect temps for Wednesday

    Increasing clouds and perfect temps for Wednesday

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-09-12 11:36:11 GMT
    Cool start on the Bus Stop Forecast with partly sunny skies. Even though the clouds increase this afternoon, we do manage to make it up into the low 80s.More >>
    Cool start on the Bus Stop Forecast with partly sunny skies. Even though the clouds increase this afternoon, we do manage to make it up into the low 80s.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Wednesday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Wednesday

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 7:34 AM EDT2018-09-12 11:34:34 GMT
    Cool start for the kids but plenty of sunshine. Eventually we get a little bump up into the mid 60s in time for recess.More >>
    Cool start for the kids but plenty of sunshine. Eventually we get a little bump up into the mid 60s in time for recess.More >>
  • Joplin Man Indicted In Oklahoma Pipe Bomb Case

    Joplin Man Indicted In Oklahoma Pipe Bomb Case

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:30:52 GMT
        A federal grand jury has indicted a Joplin Missouri man accused of having a pipe bomb at a northeastern Oklahoma apartment.      Prosecutors say 36-year-old Richard C. Cole of  was indicted by a grand jury in Tulsa with possession of an unregistered destructive device.      Authorities say Delaware County Oklahoma sheriff's deputies were called to Cole's apartment in Afton after the landlord discovered a suspected improvised e...More >>
        A federal grand jury has indicted a Joplin Missouri man accused of having a pipe bomb at a northeastern Oklahoma apartment.      Prosecutors say 36-year-old Richard C. Cole of  was indicted by a grand jury in Tulsa with possession of an unregistered destructive device.      Authorities say Delaware County Oklahoma sheriff's deputies were called to Cole's apartment in Afton after the landlord discovered a suspected improvised e...More >>
  • Oklahoma Tax Collections Exceed Estimate

    Oklahoma Tax Collections Exceed Estimate

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:25:42 GMT
          Collections to Oklahoma's main state operating fund exceeded the official estimate in August, buoyed mostly by an increase in individual income tax collections.      The Office of Management and Enterprise Services released figures on Tuesday that show collections to the General Revenue Fund totaled $455 million last month.      That's an increase of 6.6 percent from the monthly estimate and nearly 10 percent over colle...More >>
          Collections to Oklahoma's main state operating fund exceeded the official estimate in August, buoyed mostly by an increase in individual income tax collections.      The Office of Management and Enterprise Services released figures on Tuesday that show collections to the General Revenue Fund totaled $455 million last month.      That's an increase of 6.6 percent from the monthly estimate and nearly 10 percent over colle...More >>
  • President Cancels Missouri Trip As Hurricane Approaches East Coast

    President Cancels Missouri Trip As Hurricane Approaches East Coast

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:21:28 GMT
        President Donald Trump is canceling a campaign rally in Missouri as a potentially catastrophic hurricane nears the East Coast.      The president had planned to visit Cape Girardeau on Thursday to urge the defeat of Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.  President  Trump is backing her Republican challenger, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley.     The president announced Tuesday that he's canceling the trip.   ...More >>
        President Donald Trump is canceling a campaign rally in Missouri as a potentially catastrophic hurricane nears the East Coast.      The president had planned to visit Cape Girardeau on Thursday to urge the defeat of Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.  President  Trump is backing her Republican challenger, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley.     The president announced Tuesday that he's canceling the trip.   ...More >>
  • Oklahoma Man Seeks New Trial In White Supremacist Murder Case

    Oklahoma Man Seeks New Trial In White Supremacist Murder Case

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:32:12 GMT

    An Oklahoma man sentenced to death  for killing an Arkansas family in a plot to set up a whites-only wants a new trial.     Attorneys for 45-year-old Danny Lee of Yukon say in documents filed Monday that prosecutors illegally failed to tell defense attorneys that a witness, who testified that Lee admitted to the murders to him, also told investigators he believed Lee was lying.     Lee's attorneys say DNA tests in 2007 and the newly revealed wit...

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    An Oklahoma man sentenced to death  for killing an Arkansas family in a plot to set up a whites-only wants a new trial.     Attorneys for 45-year-old Danny Lee of Yukon say in documents filed Monday that prosecutors illegally failed to tell defense attorneys that a witness, who testified that Lee admitted to the murders to him, also told investigators he believed Lee was lying.     Lee's attorneys say DNA tests in 2007 and the newly revealed wit...

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  • Former NFL running back charged with rape in Kansas

    Former NFL running back charged with rape in Kansas

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-09-12 00:22:08 GMT

    Joseph Randle has been charged with rape in Wichita.

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    Joseph Randle has been charged with rape in Wichita.

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  • Governor orders flags at half-staff for fallen deputy

    Governor orders flags at half-staff for fallen deputy

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-09-12 00:20:57 GMT

    Thirty-five-year-old Greene County Deputy Aaron Roberts' patrol car was swept off a roadway Friday night.

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    Thirty-five-year-old Greene County Deputy Aaron Roberts' patrol car was swept off a roadway Friday night.

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  • Local Business Leaders Attend Economic Summit

    Local Business Leaders Attend Economic Summit

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-09-11 22:18:36 GMT
    Business leaders from across the area gathered at Missouri Southern today for an Economic Summit. Arvest Bank extended the invitation to the owners of any area business, large or small. They covered a wide-range of topics including the labor force, mental health and opioid abuse. "Well we try to give our local businesses a chance to sound off to service from the bank not for the bank." says Economic Summit Organizer Ray Turbaugh. "And we put our local business lea...More >>
    Business leaders from across the area gathered at Missouri Southern today for an Economic Summit. Arvest Bank extended the invitation to the owners of any area business, large or small. They covered a wide-range of topics including the labor force, mental health and opioid abuse. "Well we try to give our local businesses a chance to sound off to service from the bank not for the bank." says Economic Summit Organizer Ray Turbaugh. "And we put our local business lea...More >>
  • Pittsburg Roads Blocked-Off For Repair Work

    Pittsburg Roads Blocked-Off For Repair Work

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-09-11 21:49:24 GMT
    Pittsburg commuters will need to set aside extra drive time or find an alternative route for the next couple of weeks. A concrete repair project got underway yesterday. It started yesterday at Rouse and Atkinson and will continue down rouse to Quincy street. Repairs will also be done along 4th street from Broadway to Grand. The intent is to fill potholes, as well as repairing and repaving those roads. "The main focus on this is to again extend the life of the pavement ...More >>
    Pittsburg commuters will need to set aside extra drive time or find an alternative route for the next couple of weeks. A concrete repair project got underway yesterday. It started yesterday at Rouse and Atkinson and will continue down rouse to Quincy street. Repairs will also be done along 4th street from Broadway to Grand. The intent is to fill potholes, as well as repairing and repaving those roads. "The main focus on this is to again extend the life of the pavement ...More >>
  • Residential Burglary Lands Couple In Jail

    Residential Burglary Lands Couple In Jail

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-09-11 21:19:12 GMT
    A Cherokee, KS couple are arrested on allegations of burglary and theft. Investigators executed a search warrant Monday evening at the couple's home in Cherokee. The warrant was in lieu of a home burglary from a rural Scammon, KS home. When authorities searched the couple's house the officers found the stolen property and arrested the two. “This case materialized as the result of a vigilant passerby, who recognized suspicious activity and then contacted our office to pass ...More >>
    A Cherokee, KS couple are arrested on allegations of burglary and theft. Investigators executed a search warrant Monday evening at the couple's home in Cherokee. The warrant was in lieu of a home burglary from a rural Scammon, KS home. When authorities searched the couple's house the officers found the stolen property and arrested the two. “This case materialized as the result of a vigilant passerby, who recognized suspicious activity and then contacted our office to pass ...More >>
  • Joplin Announces Next Movie In The Park

    Joplin Announces Next Movie In The Park

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-09-11 21:04:07 GMT
    Despicable Me 3 will be the next movies in the 2018 Movies in the Park series. Joplin Parks and Recreation, the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Frank Fletcher Toyota are inviting community members for a fee movie at Humphrey Park. The movie will be on Saturday 15 at about 7:30 p.m. The movie is rated PG and will have a run time of 90 minutes. For more information, you can call the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department at 417-625-4750 or visit www.joplinparks.org.More >>
    Despicable Me 3 will be the next movies in the 2018 Movies in the Park series. Joplin Parks and Recreation, the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Frank Fletcher Toyota are inviting community members for a fee movie at Humphrey Park. The movie will be on Saturday 15 at about 7:30 p.m. The movie is rated PG and will have a run time of 90 minutes. For more information, you can call the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department at 417-625-4750 or visit www.joplinparks.org.More >>
  • Bridal Crawl To Kick-Off In Pittsburg Friday

    Bridal Crawl To Kick-Off In Pittsburg Friday

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-09-11 20:46:04 GMT
    Kansas Crossing Casino will be hosting its third annual Pittsburg Bridal Crawl. The event will take place in Memorial Auditorium from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Attendees will be able to buy a passport for $10 in the lobby. They then hit streets visiting more than a dozen downtown businesses. At each stop on the crawl, couples and their wedding parties can taste, try on, sample, ask questions and get their passport stamped by local merchants. At 8:00 pm, attendees will meet in the l...More >>
    Kansas Crossing Casino will be hosting its third annual Pittsburg Bridal Crawl. The event will take place in Memorial Auditorium from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Attendees will be able to buy a passport for $10 in the lobby. They then hit streets visiting more than a dozen downtown businesses. At each stop on the crawl, couples and their wedding parties can taste, try on, sample, ask questions and get their passport stamped by local merchants. At 8:00 pm, attendees will meet in the l...More >>
  • Chanute Native Named One Of North America's Top Economic Developers

    Chanute Native Named One Of North America's Top Economic Developers

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-09-11 19:27:17 GMT
    A consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants have named a Chanute man as one of the North America's best economic developers. Consult Connect is honoring Matthew Godinez, Executive Director of the Chanute Regional Development Authority. economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleagues in both the economic development industry and the site consultant community for excellent practices, in...More >>
    A consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants have named a Chanute man as one of the North America's best economic developers. Consult Connect is honoring Matthew Godinez, Executive Director of the Chanute Regional Development Authority. economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleagues in both the economic development industry and the site consultant community for excellent practices, in...More >>
  • Rains pummel the south, but precip can't make it's way north

    Rains pummel the south, but precip can't make it's way north

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-09-11 17:49:44 GMT

    It's rain soaked in south Texas and often we'll see that Gulf moisture make it's way north through Oklahoma and Arkansas and give us a fair amount of rain. But not the case for this go-round, as the jet stream is pushing that rain off to the northeast through Louisiana and Mississippi. That area needs a break as there are now Flash Flood Watches running along the coast all the way from Brownsville to Beaumont.

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    It's rain soaked in south Texas and often we'll see that Gulf moisture make it's way north through Oklahoma and Arkansas and give us a fair amount of rain. But not the case for this go-round, as the jet stream is pushing that rain off to the northeast through Louisiana and Mississippi. That area needs a break as there are now Flash Flood Watches running along the coast all the way from Brownsville to Beaumont.

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  • Before Florence arrives, Olivia will his the U.S.

    Before Florence arrives, Olivia will his the U.S.

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-09-11 17:42:33 GMT
    On the forecast track, the center of Olivia will be moving over portions of the main Hawaiian Islands late tonight into Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Olivia is expected to remain a tropical storm as it moves over the islands. Olivia is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 10 to 15 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches possible, especially in highe...More >>
    On the forecast track, the center of Olivia will be moving over portions of the main Hawaiian Islands late tonight into Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Olivia is expected to remain a tropical storm as it moves over the islands. Olivia is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 10 to 15 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches possible, especially in highe...More >>
  • Florence not losing momentum as it barrels toward Carolinas

    Florence not losing momentum as it barrels toward Carolinas

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-09-11 17:39:51 GMT
    Florence is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h). A west- northwestward to northwestward motion with a slight increase in forward speed are expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas through Wednesday, and approach the coast of North Carolina or South Carolina in the hurricane watch area Thursday and Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 130...More >>
    Florence is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h). A west- northwestward to northwestward motion with a slight increase in forward speed are expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas through Wednesday, and approach the coast of North Carolina or South Carolina in the hurricane watch area Thursday and Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 130...More >>
  • Temps still hang below normal for September

    Temps still hang below normal for September

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-09-11 17:35:56 GMT
    Normally this time of year we'd max out around 84-85 degrees. But the low 80s is as good as we're going to get even with a healthy dose of afternoon sunshine.More >>
    Normally this time of year we'd max out around 84-85 degrees. But the low 80s is as good as we're going to get even with a healthy dose of afternoon sunshine.More >>
  • Missouri Summit Discusses Election Security

    Missouri Summit Discusses Election Security

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-09-11 05:33:41 GMT
          U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visited Missouri and Kansas and says risks to election security are now among the "principal security threats" facing the country.     Nielsen spoke Monday at a summit on election security in suburban St. Louis. The two-day summit is focused partly on halting threats to the nation's election infrastructure. The event includes secretaries of state from around a dozen states and other el...More >>
          U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visited Missouri and Kansas and says risks to election security are now among the "principal security threats" facing the country.     Nielsen spoke Monday at a summit on election security in suburban St. Louis. The two-day summit is focused partly on halting threats to the nation's election infrastructure. The event includes secretaries of state from around a dozen states and other el...More >>
  • Central Oklahoma Football Player Loses Foot In Train Accident

    Central Oklahoma Football Player Loses Foot In Train Accident

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-09-11 05:14:16 GMT
      Officials say a University of Central Oklahoma football player lost his foot when he was run over by a train over the weekend. Police say he is expected to survive.       Oklahoma City police say 20-year-old Derek Loccident tried to crawl under a stopped train early Sunday when the train started moving.     Police say the train severed Loccident's foot, but he was able to flag down a nearby person who took him to a hospital.     ...More >>
      Officials say a University of Central Oklahoma football player lost his foot when he was run over by a train over the weekend. Police say he is expected to survive.       Oklahoma City police say 20-year-old Derek Loccident tried to crawl under a stopped train early Sunday when the train started moving.     Police say the train severed Loccident's foot, but he was able to flag down a nearby person who took him to a hospital.     ...More >>
  • Kansas Board Rejects Challenge To Kobach On Ballot

    Kansas Board Rejects Challenge To Kobach On Ballot

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-09-11 04:53:22 GMT
        A state board in Kansas has rejected a challenge to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach appearing on the November ballot as the GOP nominee for governor.     Liberal activist Davis Hammet argued hundreds of legal ballots were not counted in Kobach's narrow victory over Governor Jeff Colyer in the August primary.     However an all-Republican board rejected Hammet's argument     The State Objections Board concluded that ...More >>
        A state board in Kansas has rejected a challenge to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach appearing on the November ballot as the GOP nominee for governor.     Liberal activist Davis Hammet argued hundreds of legal ballots were not counted in Kobach's narrow victory over Governor Jeff Colyer in the August primary.     However an all-Republican board rejected Hammet's argument     The State Objections Board concluded that ...More >>
  • Court Rules On Missouri PAC-to PAC Donations

    Court Rules On Missouri PAC-to PAC Donations

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-09-11 04:41:26 GMT
        A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling in favor of allowing donations between Missouri political action committees, arguing that a state ban on the practice unconstitutionally violates the groups' First Amendment rights.                 Attorney General's Office spokeswoman Mary Compton in a Monday statement said the office is reviewing the ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and de...More >>
        A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling in favor of allowing donations between Missouri political action committees, arguing that a state ban on the practice unconstitutionally violates the groups' First Amendment rights.                 Attorney General's Office spokeswoman Mary Compton in a Monday statement said the office is reviewing the ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and de...More >>
  • Court Ruling Could Allow More Abortion Restrictions

    Court Ruling Could Allow More Abortion Restrictions

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-09-11 04:14:04 GMT
        Missouri might soon have only one abortion clinic in the wake of a ruling Monday by Federal Appeals Court judges.     The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a preliminary injunction that blocked Missouri from enforcing some abortion restrictions.       Planned Parenthood says the ruling could end abortions at the Columbia clinic in weeks. That could leave a St. Louis Planned Parenthood site as the only abortion clinic in the ...More >>
        Missouri might soon have only one abortion clinic in the wake of a ruling Monday by Federal Appeals Court judges.     The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a preliminary injunction that blocked Missouri from enforcing some abortion restrictions.       Planned Parenthood says the ruling could end abortions at the Columbia clinic in weeks. That could leave a St. Louis Planned Parenthood site as the only abortion clinic in the ...More >>
  • Vehicle pulling out of driveway hit, kills Kansas child

    Vehicle pulling out of driveway hit, kills Kansas child

    Monday, September 10 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-09-11 00:29:27 GMT

    Investigators believe a family member may have been backing out of the driveway.

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    Investigators believe a family member may have been backing out of the driveway.

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  • Federal judges allow Missouri to enforce abortion rules

    Monday, September 10 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-09-11 00:28:15 GMT

    The ruling could end abortions at a Columbia clinic in weeks.

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    The ruling could end abortions at a Columbia clinic in weeks.

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  • Chicken Coop Shooting

    Chicken Coop Shooting

    Monday, September 10 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-09-10 23:25:48 GMT

    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is searching for a shooter after a Sarcoxie resident was shot in his backyard Sunday night. 

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    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is searching for a shooter after a Sarcoxie resident was shot in his backyard Sunday night. 

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  • Sobriety Checkpoints Planned For Woodson County

    Sobriety Checkpoints Planned For Woodson County

    Monday, September 10 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-09-10 20:28:22 GMT
    The Woodson County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Highway Patrol are planning on holding a sobriety checkpoint on the weekend of September 29th in the Yates Center are of Woodson County. These checkpoints are aimed at reducing the high accident rates by identifying impaired drivers. The goal of this checkpoint is to encourage compliance with the alcohol related statutes of this state, by removing the drivers that are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. “The purpose of th...More >>
    The Woodson County Sheriff's Office and Kansas Highway Patrol are planning on holding a sobriety checkpoint on the weekend of September 29th in the Yates Center are of Woodson County. These checkpoints are aimed at reducing the high accident rates by identifying impaired drivers. The goal of this checkpoint is to encourage compliance with the alcohol related statutes of this state, by removing the drivers that are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. “The purpose of th...More >>
  • Cottey College Named Among Best Colleges In The Nation

    Cottey College Named Among Best Colleges In The Nation

    Monday, September 10 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-09-10 20:02:56 GMT
    U.S. News & World Report named Cottey College one of the best colleges in the nation. The report ranked Cottey College #9 nationally in its 2019 Best Regional Colleges, placing it in the top ten of regional Midwest colleges. A total of 79 college were ranked from 12 states in the Midwest region. Cottey was ranked #1 among Best Value Schools and #3 in Lowest Student Debt Load at Graduation and Schools with Largest Proportion of International Students.  Colleges ranked in the...More >>
    U.S. News & World Report named Cottey College one of the best colleges in the nation. The report ranked Cottey College #9 nationally in its 2019 Best Regional Colleges, placing it in the top ten of regional Midwest colleges. A total of 79 college were ranked from 12 states in the Midwest region. Cottey was ranked #1 among Best Value Schools and #3 in Lowest Student Debt Load at Graduation and Schools with Largest Proportion of International Students.  Colleges ranked in the...More >>
  • Man Caught Red-Handed Stealing, Leads Police On Car Chase

    Man Caught Red-Handed Stealing, Leads Police On Car Chase

    Monday, September 10 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-09-10 20:11:00 GMT
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    A 44-year-old Joplin man has been arrested after leading Webb City Police on a car chase Sunday evening. The man was reportedly caught red-handed stealing. Police were called to Atwoods in Webb City in response to an alarm. The officers found a man attempting to steal a log splitter. When the officers made contact with the man, he dropped the log splitter and took off in his Jeep Cherokee, heading south on Madison.  The suspect's abandoned his Jeep when it got stuck in the mud ...

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    A 44-year-old Joplin man has been arrested after leading Webb City Police on a car chase Sunday evening. The man was reportedly caught red-handed stealing. Police were called to Atwoods in Webb City in response to an alarm. The officers found a man attempting to steal a log splitter. When the officers made contact with the man, he dropped the log splitter and took off in his Jeep Cherokee, heading south on Madison.  The suspect's abandoned his Jeep when it got stuck in the mud ...

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  • Pleasant night ahead, cool morning to follow

    Pleasant night ahead, cool morning to follow

    Monday, September 10 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-09-10 18:35:08 GMT
    Afternoon sunshine takes us into the high 70s. As those clouds move out and the night is clear, we'll see some 50s waking up tomorrow.More >>
    Afternoon sunshine takes us into the high 70s. As those clouds move out and the night is clear, we'll see some 50s waking up tomorrow.More >>
  • Florence nearing Major Hurricane strength

    Florence nearing Major Hurricane strength

    Monday, September 10 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-09-10 14:38:35 GMT
    Satellite imagery indicates that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Rapid strengthening is forecast, and Florence is forecast to become a major hurricane this morning, and is expected to remain an extremely dangerous major hurricane through Thursday.More >>
    Satellite imagery indicates that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Rapid strengthening is forecast, and Florence is forecast to become a major hurricane this morning, and is expected to remain an extremely dangerous major hurricane through Thursday.More >>
  • Flood Warnings to start the week

    Flood Warnings to start the week

    Monday, September 10 2018 7:34 AM EDT2018-09-10 11:34:32 GMT
    Neosho River flood stage is 17.0. * Forecast...Fluctuate Around Flood Stage Through Monday Morning...Then   Fall Below Flood Stage By Early Monday Afternoon.More >>
    Neosho River flood stage is 17.0. * Forecast...Fluctuate Around Flood Stage Through Monday Morning...Then   Fall Below Flood Stage By Early Monday Afternoon.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Monday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Monday

    Monday, September 10 2018 6:04 AM EDT2018-09-10 10:04:34 GMT
    Mostly cloudy & cool start in the low 60s, with patchy fog and decreasing visibility. Eventually we'll get some sunshine, but that won't be until this afternoon.More >>
    Mostly cloudy & cool start in the low 60s, with patchy fog and decreasing visibility. Eventually we'll get some sunshine, but that won't be until this afternoon.More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - September 9th

    A Look at the Tropics - September 9th

    Monday, September 10 2018 1:06 AM EDT2018-09-10 05:06:59 GMT
    A look at the Tropics on this September 9th has quite a bit of activity in both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. First, Hurricane Florence was last observed as a strong Category 1 storm with sustained wind speeds of 90 mph and a minimum pressure of 974 millibars. It'll remain over open water as we roll through the next few days, but it's forecast to become a major hurricane by Monday night. It could peak in intensity between Tuesday and Wednesday with it projected to become a Category ...More >>
    A look at the Tropics on this September 9th has quite a bit of activity in both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. First, Hurricane Florence was last observed as a strong Category 1 storm with sustained wind speeds of 90 mph and a minimum pressure of 974 millibars. It'll remain over open water as we roll through the next few days, but it's forecast to become a major hurricane by Monday night. It could peak in intensity between Tuesday and Wednesday with it projected to become a Category ...More >>
  • Looking Dry for Us This Week

    Looking Dry for Us This Week

    Monday, September 10 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-09-10 04:42:18 GMT

    With a quiet setup to start the week out and no big storm systems on the horizon for the next 7 days, we'll stay dry this week. Any rain chances will be confined to Gulf moisture along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to that, we could see quite a bit of rain this week along the eastern coast with a bulls-eye in the Carolinas. That will be due to the impending approach of Hurricane Florence that we'll be monitoring over the next several days.

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    With a quiet setup to start the week out and no big storm systems on the horizon for the next 7 days, we'll stay dry this week. Any rain chances will be confined to Gulf moisture along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to that, we could see quite a bit of rain this week along the eastern coast with a bulls-eye in the Carolinas. That will be due to the impending approach of Hurricane Florence that we'll be monitoring over the next several days.

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  • New Church Celebration

    New Church Celebration

    Sunday, September 9 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-09-10 00:59:23 GMT

    Sunday was a big day for members of Joplin's James River Church. The congregation celebrated the grand opening of their church's  brand new location. 

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    Sunday was a big day for members of Joplin's James River Church. The congregation celebrated the grand opening of their church's  brand new location. 

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  • Drought Monitor Update Shows Improvement for the Area

    Drought Monitor Update Shows Improvement for the Area

    Sunday, September 9 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-09-09 22:13:00 GMT

    The updated Drought Monitor has better news for the entire area...

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    The updated Drought Monitor has better news for the entire area...

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  • Gem City Days

    Gem City Days

    Saturday, September 8 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-09-09 03:37:00 GMT

    Rainy weather wasn't able to stop Gem City Days over in Diamond, Missouri on Saturday The town moved the 26th annual celebration into the high school and continued the fun. 

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    Rainy weather wasn't able to stop Gem City Days over in Diamond, Missouri on Saturday The town moved the 26th annual celebration into the high school and continued the fun. 

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  • Florence Will Be the Storm to Watch Next Week

    Florence Will Be the Storm to Watch Next Week

    Saturday, September 8 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-09-09 02:56:58 GMT
    While we continue to get the remnants of Gordon out of here tonight and into Sunday, our main focus out in the Tropics will be Tropical Storm Florence. It may be sitting in the open waters of the Atlantic, but it's on the move & gaining strength. The 4 PM CST Advisory today had Florence with sustained wind speeds of 70 mph and a minimum pressure of 989 millibars. As it continues its westward trajectory tonight and into Sunday, it'll strengthen back into a Category 1 Hurricane. Eve...More >>
    While we continue to get the remnants of Gordon out of here tonight and into Sunday, our main focus out in the Tropics will be Tropical Storm Florence. It may be sitting in the open waters of the Atlantic, but it's on the move & gaining strength. The 4 PM CST Advisory today had Florence with sustained wind speeds of 70 mph and a minimum pressure of 989 millibars. As it continues its westward trajectory tonight and into Sunday, it'll strengthen back into a Category 1 Hurricane. Eve...More >>
  • Miami, OK Street Named After Late Lynard Skynard Members

    Miami, OK Street Named After Late Lynard Skynard Members

    Saturday, September 8 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-09-09 02:31:15 GMT
    In the mid-70s two Miami, OK natives joined the southern rock group Lynard Skynard, leaving a lasting impact on the band and the music genre. Now that legacy has been immortalized in the streets of their hometown. The city recognized the late Steve and Cassie Gaines today by unveiling the new name for Circle Drive, Gaines Drive. The brother and sister duo died in 1977 when a plane carrying the band crashed in Mississippi. Bob Gaines says its an honor to have s...More >>
    In the mid-70s two Miami, OK natives joined the southern rock group Lynard Skynard, leaving a lasting impact on the band and the music genre. Now that legacy has been immortalized in the streets of their hometown. The city recognized the late Steve and Cassie Gaines today by unveiling the new name for Circle Drive, Gaines Drive. The brother and sister duo died in 1977 when a plane carrying the band crashed in Mississippi. Bob Gaines says its an honor to have s...More >>
  • 4 hurt after tram hit a tree at outdoor theater in Branson

    4 hurt after tram hit a tree at outdoor theater in Branson

    Friday, September 7 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-09-08 00:53:19 GMT

    The crash happened Thursday at the Shepard of the Hills outdoor theater.

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    The crash happened Thursday at the Shepard of the Hills outdoor theater.

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  • Waynesville Daily Guide in Missouri ends publication

    Waynesville Daily Guide in Missouri ends publication

    Friday, September 7 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-09-08 00:52:16 GMT

    ...the second Missouri newspaper to close in the past two weeks.

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    ...the second Missouri newspaper to close in the past two weeks.

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  • Pittsburg Housing Authority Moves To New Location

    Pittsburg Housing Authority Moves To New Location

    Friday, September 7 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-09-07 21:42:07 GMT
    The City of Pittsburg Housing Authority is now calling the All Aboard Center for Community Development home. The office will be operating out of its new location at 216 N. Broadway St.  City of Pittsburg Community Development & Housing Director Quentin Holmes says the new location provides a significant value to those served by the housing office. The All Aboard Center is a milt-tenate center for non-profits. The City’s housing office is one of multiple non-profi...More >>
    The City of Pittsburg Housing Authority is now calling the All Aboard Center for Community Development home. The office will be operating out of its new location at 216 N. Broadway St.  City of Pittsburg Community Development & Housing Director Quentin Holmes says the new location provides a significant value to those served by the housing office. The All Aboard Center is a milt-tenate center for non-profits. The City’s housing office is one of multiple non-profi...More >>
  • Traffic Delays Expected During Pittsburg Water Valve Relocation

    Traffic Delays Expected During Pittsburg Water Valve Relocation

    Friday, September 7 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-09-07 21:19:00 GMT
    The City of Pittsburg is expecting changes to traffic patterns and traffic delays while the water distribution crew relocates a water valve. Crews will moving the valve currently located in the middle of Walnut Street at the intersection of South Quincy Street to prevent any interruption of work during the 2018 Street Improvements Project.  Residents in the immediate are of the intersection may experience two to three temporary water outages during construction. Outages are expe...More >>
    The City of Pittsburg is expecting changes to traffic patterns and traffic delays while the water distribution crew relocates a water valve. Crews will moving the valve currently located in the middle of Walnut Street at the intersection of South Quincy Street to prevent any interruption of work during the 2018 Street Improvements Project.  Residents in the immediate are of the intersection may experience two to three temporary water outages during construction. Outages are expe...More >>
  • Alligator spotted and caught in Oklahoma

    Alligator spotted and caught in Oklahoma

    Friday, September 7 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-09-07 18:13:06 GMT

    An Oklahoma couple were at a loss after what they thought was a giant lizard turned out to be an alligator just outside their home.

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    An Oklahoma couple were at a loss after what they thought was a giant lizard turned out to be an alligator just outside their home.

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  • Flash Flood Watches extended into weekend

    Flash Flood Watches extended into weekend

    Friday, September 7 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-09-07 17:32:42 GMT
    Additional Flash Flood Watches for central SEK and most of SWMO now last until Sunday with one front moving in from the NW this evening and Gordon throwing additional rains as it moves north.More >>
    Additional Flash Flood Watches for central SEK and most of SWMO now last until Sunday with one front moving in from the NW this evening and Gordon throwing additional rains as it moves north.More >>
  • Flash Flood & Flood Warnings take effect

    Flash Flood & Flood Warnings take effect

    Friday, September 7 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-09-07 16:32:56 GMT
    Flash Flood Warnings (pink) for Anderson and Coffey Cos. Flood Warning (green) for Woodson Co.More >>
    Flash Flood Warnings (pink) for Anderson and Coffey Cos. Flood Warning (green) for Woodson Co.More >>
  • Gordon camps out in Arkansas, brings Four State rain this evening

    Gordon camps out in Arkansas, brings Four State rain this evening

    Friday, September 7 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-09-07 11:33:59 GMT
    After riding the Mississippi River yesterday, Gordon took a westerly turn and is centered in Arkansas. It's kicking up rain in a counter-clockwise motion so as it progresses north we will see some rain from it in SWMO. We've lifted the Flash Flood Warnings for most of SWMO and shifted them from a national perspective to the east through Ohio, which gives you an idea of Gordon's weekend route.More >>
    After riding the Mississippi River yesterday, Gordon took a westerly turn and is centered in Arkansas. It's kicking up rain in a counter-clockwise motion so as it progresses north we will see some rain from it in SWMO. We've lifted the Flash Flood Warnings for most of SWMO and shifted them from a national perspective to the east through Ohio, which gives you an idea of Gordon's weekend route.More >>
  • One front provides morning rain while we await additional precip from Gordon

    One front provides morning rain while we await additional precip from Gordon

    Friday, September 7 2018 7:06 AM EDT2018-09-07 11:06:11 GMT
    Rainy end to the work week and beginning of the weekend. Not picking up any lightning but it's a combo of a stalled out front to the west and eventually some remnants of Gordon on the east. No Watches or Warnings to concern ourselves with so far this morning.More >>
    Rainy end to the work week and beginning of the weekend. Not picking up any lightning but it's a combo of a stalled out front to the west and eventually some remnants of Gordon on the east. No Watches or Warnings to concern ourselves with so far this morning.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Friday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Friday

    Friday, September 7 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-09-07 10:36:29 GMT
    Scattered rains to the west with a stalled out front. Not picking up any lightning, but the kids need to know we're going to have a rainy and cloudy day when they go to school...and on the way home.More >>
    Scattered rains to the west with a stalled out front. Not picking up any lightning, but the kids need to know we're going to have a rainy and cloudy day when they go to school...and on the way home.More >>
  • Oklahoma Brothers Killed In A Parking Lot

    Oklahoma Brothers Killed In A Parking Lot

    Friday, September 7 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-09-07 04:30:18 GMT
        Authorities Tulsa say two brothers were reportedly investigating a report of a suspicious car in a shopping center parking lot when they were shot and killed.     Police were called to the lot in southeast Tulsa about 11 p.m. Wednesday and found 61-year-old Keith Williams and 53-year-old Glenn Williams dead next to their car.       Police Sergeant  Brandon Watkins says the victims were brothers are from Muskogee and supervise ...More >>
        Authorities Tulsa say two brothers were reportedly investigating a report of a suspicious car in a shopping center parking lot when they were shot and killed.     Police were called to the lot in southeast Tulsa about 11 p.m. Wednesday and found 61-year-old Keith Williams and 53-year-old Glenn Williams dead next to their car.       Police Sergeant  Brandon Watkins says the victims were brothers are from Muskogee and supervise ...More >>
  • Kansas Man Charged With Killing Missouri Woman On Cruise Ship

    Kansas Man Charged With Killing Missouri Woman On Cruise Ship

    Friday, September 7 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-09-07 04:09:47 GMT
        A Kansas man is accused of killing a Missouri woman while they were aboard a cruise ship in January.     Federal prosecutors announced 53-year-old Eric Newman of Topeka, Kansas was charged with second-degree murder and made his initial court appearance Thursday.     The indictment alleges Newman and 50-year-old Tamara Tucker, of Lawson, Missouri, were aboard the Carnival Elation, a vessel registered in Panama. The cruise depar...More >>
        A Kansas man is accused of killing a Missouri woman while they were aboard a cruise ship in January.     Federal prosecutors announced 53-year-old Eric Newman of Topeka, Kansas was charged with second-degree murder and made his initial court appearance Thursday.     The indictment alleges Newman and 50-year-old Tamara Tucker, of Lawson, Missouri, were aboard the Carnival Elation, a vessel registered in Panama. The cruise depar...More >>
  • Activist Challenges Kobach's Win In Kansas GOP Primary

    Activist Challenges Kobach's Win In Kansas GOP Primary

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-09-07 02:51:38 GMT
        A liberal activist is challenging Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's right to appear as the Republican nominee for governor on the November ballot     David Hammet is president of Loud Light, a group focusing on registering young voters that has criticized Republicans in the past.     Hammet filed an objection Thursday to Kobach's nomination with the secretary of state's office.     The Topeka resident contends that poten...More >>
        A liberal activist is challenging Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's right to appear as the Republican nominee for governor on the November ballot     David Hammet is president of Loud Light, a group focusing on registering young voters that has criticized Republicans in the past.     Hammet filed an objection Thursday to Kobach's nomination with the secretary of state's office.     The Topeka resident contends that poten...More >>
  • Blake Shelton To Serve On Oklahoma Conservation Board

    Blake Shelton To Serve On Oklahoma Conservation Board

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-09-07 02:38:13 GMT
        A county music star will serve on a conservation board in his home state of Oklahoma.     Blake Shelton has been appointed to the board of a foundation that will raise money for wildlife conservation.       Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation spokesman Micah Holmes said Shelton was appointed to the newly formed board of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation. The foundation will fundraise for the Oklahoma Department of Wildli...More >>
        A county music star will serve on a conservation board in his home state of Oklahoma.     Blake Shelton has been appointed to the board of a foundation that will raise money for wildlife conservation.       Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation spokesman Micah Holmes said Shelton was appointed to the newly formed board of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation. The foundation will fundraise for the Oklahoma Department of Wildli...More >>
  • 8 survivors of duck boat sinking in Missouri file lawsuit

    8 survivors of duck boat sinking in Missouri file lawsuit

    Thursday, September 6 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-09-07 00:35:29 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.

    Ripley and the other defendants have declined to comment on pending litigation.

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    Ripley and the other defendants have declined to comment on pending litigation.

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  • Blake Shelton appointed to wildlife board in Oklahoma

    Blake Shelton appointed to wildlife board in Oklahoma

    Thursday, September 6 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-09-07 00:34:26 GMT

    The foundation will fundraise for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

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    The foundation will fundraise for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

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  • $10 million of marijuana found growing in Missouri field

    $10 million of marijuana found growing in Missouri field

    Thursday, September 6 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-09-07 00:33:11 GMT

    Prosecutors say the suspects are Mexican citizens who lived in California before moving to Missouri.

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    Prosecutors say the suspects are Mexican citizens who lived in California before moving to Missouri.

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  • AARP: Oklahoma nursing homes failing to give basic care

    Thursday, September 6 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-09-07 00:31:52 GMT

    The institute's report ranks Oklahoma lowest in the hours of nursing care per resident per day.

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    The institute's report ranks Oklahoma lowest in the hours of nursing care per resident per day.

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  • SEK Humane Society Launches Website

    SEK Humane Society Launches Website

    Thursday, September 6 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-09-06 23:00:42 GMT
    The SEK Humane Society in Crawford County, Kansas will launch a new website on Friday, September 7th, 2018. www.thesekhumanesociety.com Shelter officials say guests will be able to check out current adoptable animals located at their shelter, find volunteer information/forms, upcoming event details and more.More >>
    The SEK Humane Society in Crawford County, Kansas will launch a new website on Friday, September 7th, 2018. www.thesekhumanesociety.com Shelter officials say guests will be able to check out current adoptable animals located at their shelter, find volunteer information/forms, upcoming event details and more.More >>
  • Two People Rescued in Wildcat Glades

    Two People Rescued in Wildcat Glades

    Thursday, September 6 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-09-06 20:23:45 GMT
    On September 5th, 2018, authorities received a call about two males who had fallen off a cliff and were injured. The Joplin Fire Department responded to the area of Wildcat Glades near low water bridge shortly after 10:00 p.m. Crews arrived to the cliff area, locally known as Mother Nature's Crack, and used ropes to get down to two males. Once down there, crews assessed the males for injuries then took them back to the top of the cliff using a rope rigging system. The males were ta...More >>
    On September 5th, 2018, authorities received a call about two males who had fallen off a cliff and were injured. The Joplin Fire Department responded to the area of Wildcat Glades near low water bridge shortly after 10:00 p.m. Crews arrived to the cliff area, locally known as Mother Nature's Crack, and used ropes to get down to two males. Once down there, crews assessed the males for injuries then took them back to the top of the cliff using a rope rigging system. The males were ta...More >>
  • Scattered Thursday rains and going to be wet for one kickoff

    Scattered Thursday rains and going to be wet for one kickoff

    Thursday, September 6 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-09-06 17:31:53 GMT
    Rains are going to come and go for Thursday afternoon and evening. If you're headed to Emporia to watch PSU/ESU, pack the rain gear.More >>
    Rains are going to come and go for Thursday afternoon and evening. If you're headed to Emporia to watch PSU/ESU, pack the rain gear.More >>
  • Flood Warnings added & expanded

    Flood Warnings added & expanded

    Thursday, September 6 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-09-06 16:52:06 GMT
    Flood Warnings are in effect for Montgomery Co. until 3 p.m., Vernon & St. Clair Cos. until 4 p.m.More >>
    Flood Warnings are in effect for Montgomery Co. until 3 p.m., Vernon & St. Clair Cos. until 4 p.m.More >>
  • Flood Advisory added for Vernon Co.

    Flood Advisory added for Vernon Co.

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-09-06 14:02:05 GMT
    More than 2 inches of rain has fallen over the Advisory area. Creeks, streams, and low water crossings will be especially susceptible. This Advisory includes but is not limited to Highway 54, 3 miles east of Deerfield.  More >>
    More than 2 inches of rain has fallen over the Advisory area. Creeks, streams, and low water crossings will be especially susceptible. This Advisory includes but is not limited to Highway 54, 3 miles east of Deerfield.  More >>
  • Flash Flood Watches in anticipation of Gordon

    Flash Flood Watches in anticipation of Gordon

    Thursday, September 6 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-09-06 13:54:17 GMT
    Now the band of rain stretching SW to NE this Thursday morning is not from Tropical Depression Gordon. It's actually part of a system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes and running right through us. But in anticipation of Gordon's arrival as it moves through Arkansas, counties in Green already find themselves in Flash Flood Watches that do not expire until Sunday morning.More >>
    Now the band of rain stretching SW to NE this Thursday morning is not from Tropical Depression Gordon. It's actually part of a system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes and running right through us. But in anticipation of Gordon's arrival as it moves through Arkansas, counties in Green already find themselves in Flash Flood Watches that do not expire until Sunday morning.More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 9-4

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 9-4

    Thursday, September 6 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-09-06 13:08:58 GMT

    Authorities on Monday discover the body of a man who died in a motorcycle crash days ago.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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    Authorities on Monday discover the body of a man who died in a motorcycle crash days ago.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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  • Bus Stop Forecast -- Thursday

    Bus Stop Forecast -- Thursday

    Thursday, September 6 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-09-06 10:46:43 GMT
    Mild temps but keep the umbrella around for them not only today, but tomorrow as well.More >>
    Mild temps but keep the umbrella around for them not only today, but tomorrow as well.More >>
  • Oklahoma Tribes Support Arkansas Casino Proposal

    Oklahoma Tribes Support Arkansas Casino Proposal

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-09-06 02:50:39 GMT
          A proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas, which has drawn support from two Native American tribes in Oklahoma, has been approved for the November ballot.      Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin's office on Wednesday said supporters of the proposed constitutional amendment submitted more than the nearly 85,000 signatures from registered voters required to put the proposal on the ballot.  It would allow casinos at a Hot Springs h...More >>
          A proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas, which has drawn support from two Native American tribes in Oklahoma, has been approved for the November ballot.      Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin's office on Wednesday said supporters of the proposed constitutional amendment submitted more than the nearly 85,000 signatures from registered voters required to put the proposal on the ballot.  It would allow casinos at a Hot Springs h...More >>
  • Additional Rain Still Lined Up for Us

    Additional Rain Still Lined Up for Us

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-09-06 01:01:59 GMT
  • T-Storm Chances Stick With Us for Thursday

    T-Storm Chances Stick With Us for Thursday

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-09-06 00:49:36 GMT

    In terms of our weather setup, it's looking like the same story for another day. We'll have plenty of Gulf moisture and a good

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    In terms of our weather setup, it's looking like the same story for another day. We'll have plenty of Gulf moisture and a good

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  • No Severe Weather Worries Tonight

    No Severe Weather Worries Tonight

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-09-06 00:24:00 GMT
  • A Look at the Tropics - September 4th

    A Look at the Tropics - September 4th

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-09-05 21:18:12 GMT
  • Drought Monitor showing marked improvement

    Drought Monitor showing marked improvement

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-09-05 17:21:25 GMT
    No more "exceptional" drought level in the Four States and additional improvement expected from Tropical Depression Gordon later this week.More >>
    No more "exceptional" drought level in the Four States and additional improvement expected from Tropical Depression Gordon later this week.More >>
  • Uptick in afternoon showers for Wednesday

    Uptick in afternoon showers for Wednesday

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-09-05 17:12:13 GMT
    While the long band to the northwest has been consistent throughout the morning, we're now picking up additional isolated showers forming in SWMO.More >>
    While the long band to the northwest has been consistent throughout the morning, we're now picking up additional isolated showers forming in SWMO.More >>
  • Gordon downgraded to Tropical Depression

    Gordon downgraded to Tropical Depression

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-09-05 17:09:15 GMT
    RAINFALL: Gordon is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches over the western Florida Panhandle, southwest Alabama, central Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, southern Iowa and Illinois, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches through early Saturday. This rainfall will cause flash flooding across portions of these areas. WIND: Wind gusts to tropical storm force could occur in showers and thunderstorms associated with Gordon today.More >>
    RAINFALL: Gordon is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches over the western Florida Panhandle, southwest Alabama, central Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, southern Iowa and Illinois, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches through early Saturday. This rainfall will cause flash flooding across portions of these areas. WIND: Wind gusts to tropical storm force could occur in showers and thunderstorms associated with Gordon today.More >>
  • Former Kansas GOP Governor Endorses Democratic Candidate

    Former Kansas GOP Governor Endorses Democratic Candidate

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:05:12 GMT

     Former Kansas Republican Governor Bill Graves has endorsed Democrat Laura Kelly in the current governor's race.     Kelly's campaign announced the endorsement and posted a YouTube video of Graves praising Kelly, a veteran state senator from Topeka.      Graves says in the video that Kelly will bring Republicans and Democrats together to solve problems.     The former GOP governor's endorsement came after the union representing firefig...

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     Former Kansas Republican Governor Bill Graves has endorsed Democrat Laura Kelly in the current governor's race.     Kelly's campaign announced the endorsement and posted a YouTube video of Graves praising Kelly, a veteran state senator from Topeka.      Graves says in the video that Kelly will bring Republicans and Democrats together to solve problems.     The former GOP governor's endorsement came after the union representing firefig...

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  • Rain Chances Will Continue Into the Start of the Weekend

    Rain Chances Will Continue Into the Start of the Weekend

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-09-05 02:03:21 GMT
  • Normal T-Storms Expected for Wednesday

    Normal T-Storms Expected for Wednesday

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-09-05 01:30:59 GMT
    With not too much change in our overall weather setup for Wednesday, we'll still have scattered rain and t-storms ready to fire up once again for Wednesday afternoon. Thankfully, we'll be looking at just normal t-storms as we work into the afternoon. The additional moisture we'll see working in here, courtesy of Gordon, could result in some spots seeing possible pockets of moderate to heavy rain at times. Any severe threats will stay away from the area. A marginal risk has been outlin...More >>
    With not too much change in our overall weather setup for Wednesday, we'll still have scattered rain and t-storms ready to fire up once again for Wednesday afternoon. Thankfully, we'll be looking at just normal t-storms as we work into the afternoon. The additional moisture we'll see working in here, courtesy of Gordon, could result in some spots seeing possible pockets of moderate to heavy rain at times. Any severe threats will stay away from the area. A marginal risk has been outlin...More >>
  • Man testified he chopped up wife's body to keep his children

    Man testified he chopped up wife's body to keep his children

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-09-05 00:49:27 GMT

    "It's something I had to do," the man testified.

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    "It's something I had to do," the man testified.

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  • Man sentenced after leaving child sex cartoons at library

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-09-05 00:48:09 GMT

    Investigators say the man didn't realize the printer had run out of toner and only half his pages had printed.

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    Investigators say the man didn't realize the printer had run out of toner and only half his pages had printed.

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  • A Look at the Tropics - September 4th

    A Look at the Tropics - September 4th

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-09-05 01:05:00 GMT
  • EPA Watchdog Questions High Spending For Pruitt Security

    EPA Watchdog Questions High Spending For Pruitt Security

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-09-04 19:29:51 GMT
         The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog is faulting the agency for spending millions of dollars on around-the-clock security for former administrator Scott Pruitt.         The EPA inspector general says the agency failed to document why Pruitt needed more than $3.5 million in security spending in 2017.      According to EPA, Pruitt's security costs were more than double that of his predecessor, Gina ...More >>
         The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog is faulting the agency for spending millions of dollars on around-the-clock security for former administrator Scott Pruitt.         The EPA inspector general says the agency failed to document why Pruitt needed more than $3.5 million in security spending in 2017.      According to EPA, Pruitt's security costs were more than double that of his predecessor, Gina ...More >>
  • Survey Indicates Improving Midwest Economy

    Survey Indicates Improving Midwest Economy

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-09-04 19:20:30 GMT
       Economic conditions are improving in a region that includes Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.     That's according to a monthly survey report released Tuesday.     The Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 61.1 in August, compared with 57.0 in July, the report said.The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes in which any score above 50 suggests growth.   It's the 21st straight month the index remained ab...More >>
       Economic conditions are improving in a region that includes Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.     That's according to a monthly survey report released Tuesday.     The Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 61.1 in August, compared with 57.0 in July, the report said.The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes in which any score above 50 suggests growth.   It's the 21st straight month the index remained ab...More >>
  • Mild afternoon temps with isolated showers

    Mild afternoon temps with isolated showers

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-09-04 17:29:58 GMT
    Couple isolated pockets of rain appearing on the Skywatch Storm Tracker but the majority of the rain still hangs to the west. Enjoy some very nice September temps as we hang in the mid 80sMore >>
    Couple isolated pockets of rain appearing on the Skywatch Storm Tracker but the majority of the rain still hangs to the west. Enjoy some very nice September temps as we hang in the mid 80sMore >>
  • Tropical Storm Gordon headed toward hurricane strength

    Tropical Storm Gordon headed toward hurricane strength

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 11:18 AM EDT2018-09-04 15:18:27 GMT
    Hurricane Warnings (red) and Tropical Storm Warnings (orange) line the Gulf Coast as what is now Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to reach a category 1 hurricane status by landfall late tonight.More >>
    Hurricane Warnings (red) and Tropical Storm Warnings (orange) line the Gulf Coast as what is now Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to reach a category 1 hurricane status by landfall late tonight.More >>
  • Bus Stop Forecast - Tuesday

    Bus Stop Forecast - Tuesday

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-09-04 11:07:10 GMT
    Back up and at 'em after a Labor Day weekend. Mild temps and don't need an umbrella on the way to school, but pack one for them for the way back home this afternoon with isolated showers for the rest of the week.More >>
    Back up and at 'em after a Labor Day weekend. Mild temps and don't need an umbrella on the way to school, but pack one for them for the way back home this afternoon with isolated showers for the rest of the week.More >>
  • Home for Hero

    Home for Hero

    Monday, September 3 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-09-04 02:44:59 GMT

    Robert Munson is a completely disabled veteran who served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1991. He traces his medical problems back to his time in Vietnam. 

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    Robert Munson is a completely disabled veteran who served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1991. He traces his medical problems back to his time in Vietnam. 

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  • Isolated Labor Day rains but no wash-outs

    Isolated Labor Day rains but no wash-outs

    Monday, September 3 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-09-03 16:46:17 GMT
    Light afternoon/evening isolated rains will be hit and miss and certainly won't linger to ruin any of the holiday fun.More >>
    Light afternoon/evening isolated rains will be hit and miss and certainly won't linger to ruin any of the holiday fun.More >>
  • Atlantic storm season comes to life with Tropical Storm Gordon

    Atlantic storm season comes to life with Tropical Storm Gordon

    Monday, September 3 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-09-03 16:12:26 GMT
    We now have Tropical Storm Gordon off the south coast of Florida. The projected track as it heads to Louisiana through the Gulf of Mexico could bring Four State rains later this week as the low pressure system moves through the Midwest bringing Gulf moisture.More >>
    We now have Tropical Storm Gordon off the south coast of Florida. The projected track as it heads to Louisiana through the Gulf of Mexico could bring Four State rains later this week as the low pressure system moves through the Midwest bringing Gulf moisture.More >>
  • Labor Day Forecast

    Labor Day Forecast

    Monday, September 3 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-09-03 10:35:26 GMT
    Warm Labor Day ahead with isolated afternoon rains. We see those move in from the south and manly run through NEOK and SEK. High around 88 this afternoon.More >>
    Warm Labor Day ahead with isolated afternoon rains. We see those move in from the south and manly run through NEOK and SEK. High around 88 this afternoon.More >>
  • A Look at the Tropics - September 2nd

    A Look at the Tropics - September 2nd

    Monday, September 3 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-09-03 20:48:45 GMT

    With a look at the Tropics on September 2nd, we continue to see some more activity brew in the Atlantic while the Pacific remains a bit busy. Starting in the Atlantic, we still have Tropical Storm Florence west of the Cabo Verde Islands with sustained wind speeds of 50 mph. From the 10 PM CST Advisory, the minimum pressure of Florence was observed at 1000 millibars. As the storm continues moving west-northwest and more northwesterly through this week, that trajectory will continu...

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    With a look at the Tropics on September 2nd, we continue to see some more activity brew in the Atlantic while the Pacific remains a bit busy. Starting in the Atlantic, we still have Tropical Storm Florence west of the Cabo Verde Islands with sustained wind speeds of 50 mph. From the 10 PM CST Advisory, the minimum pressure of Florence was observed at 1000 millibars. As the storm continues moving west-northwest and more northwesterly through this week, that trajectory will continu...

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  • T-Storm Chances Are Possible for Labor Day

    T-Storm Chances Are Possible for Labor Day

    Monday, September 3 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-09-03 04:38:59 GMT
    With a weak tropical disturbance sneaking into eastern Oklahoma for Labor Day and interacting with our warmth and moisture expected for Monday afternoon, we'll have scattered showers and t-storms possible late Monday afternoon. Thankfully, we're not looking at a severe threat for our area and we're not talking about rain chances that'll be around all day. The better chances for severe weather for Monday will be confined to eastern parts of Montana and western North Dakota. A passing f...More >>
    With a weak tropical disturbance sneaking into eastern Oklahoma for Labor Day and interacting with our warmth and moisture expected for Monday afternoon, we'll have scattered showers and t-storms possible late Monday afternoon. Thankfully, we're not looking at a severe threat for our area and we're not talking about rain chances that'll be around all day. The better chances for severe weather for Monday will be confined to eastern parts of Montana and western North Dakota. A passing f...More >>
  • Dragway Fun

    Dragway Fun

    Sunday, September 2 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-09-03 02:50:08 GMT

    Plenty of 4-Staters spent some of their weekend at the Mo-Kan Dragway enjoying some high speed action. The track hosted their 53rd Annual Labor Day Weekend Classic, both Saturday and Sunday. 

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    Plenty of 4-Staters spent some of their weekend at the Mo-Kan Dragway enjoying some high speed action. The track hosted their 53rd Annual Labor Day Weekend Classic, both Saturday and Sunday. 

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  • SEK Art Fest 2018

    SEK Art Fest 2018

    Sunday, September 2 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-09-03 02:42:13 GMT

    The annual Southeast Kansas Art Fest was in full swing Sunday at Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium. 

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    The annual Southeast Kansas Art Fest was in full swing Sunday at Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium. 

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  • Civil War Era Trial Reenactment at Historic Fort Scott

    Civil War Era Trial Reenactment at Historic Fort Scott

    Sunday, September 2 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-09-03 02:37:39 GMT

    History came to life at the Fort Scott Historical Site Sunday. The park hosted a reenactment of the William Griffith trial, an important Civil War era trial. 

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    History came to life at the Fort Scott Historical Site Sunday. The park hosted a reenactment of the William Griffith trial, an important Civil War era trial. 

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  • A Look at the Tropics - September 1st

    A Look at the Tropics - September 1st

    Sunday, September 2 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-09-02 04:46:05 GMT

    A look at the Tropics on this September 1st continues to show a decent amount of activity in both the waters of the Atlantic and the Eastern Pacific. Starting in the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Florence with sustained wind speeds of 50 mph and a minimum central pressure of 1000 millibars. With the latest advisory, the system looks to undergo some minor changes as we continue into the coming week. Slow strengthening is expected as we work into the new week, but it should stay at T...

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    A look at the Tropics on this September 1st continues to show a decent amount of activity in both the waters of the Atlantic and the Eastern Pacific. Starting in the Atlantic, we have Tropical Storm Florence with sustained wind speeds of 50 mph and a minimum central pressure of 1000 millibars. With the latest advisory, the system looks to undergo some minor changes as we continue into the coming week. Slow strengthening is expected as we work into the new week, but it should stay at T...

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  • Learning about World War One

    Learning about World War One

    Saturday, September 1 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-09-02 03:12:47 GMT

    Anybody paying a visit to Webb City's King Jack Park Saturday morning got a take a trip back in time and learn about World War One. 

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    Anybody paying a visit to Webb City's King Jack Park Saturday morning got a take a trip back in time and learn about World War One. 

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  • Little Balkans Quilt Show

    Little Balkans Quilt Show

    Saturday, September 1 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-09-02 02:55:41 GMT

    The Little Balkans action wasn't all in Pittsburg's Lincoln Park. Over at the Memorial Auditorium, there was one heck of a quilt show!

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    The Little Balkans action wasn't all in Pittsburg's Lincoln Park. Over at the Memorial Auditorium, there was one heck of a quilt show!

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