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  • Bennett Jr Gets Life for Capital Murder

    Bennett Jr Gets Life for Capital Murder

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:03 PM EST2018-02-16 20:03:33 GMT

    David Bennett, Jr., of Cherryvale, will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing Cami Umbarger and her three children in Parsons, KS. The 29-year-old and her children, 9-year-old Hollie Betts, 6-year-old Jaxon Betts and 4-year-old Averie Betts, were found dead in their home on November 26th, 2013. In December (2017), Bennett Jr. plead guilty to capital murder and three counts of first degree premeditated murder. As part of the plea agreement, the state did ...

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    David Bennett, Jr., of Cherryvale, will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing Cami Umbarger and her three children in Parsons, KS. The 29-year-old and her children, 9-year-old Hollie Betts, 6-year-old Jaxon Betts and 4-year-old Averie Betts, were found dead in their home on November 26th, 2013. In December (2017), Bennett Jr. plead guilty to capital murder and three counts of first degree premeditated murder. As part of the plea agreement, the state did ...

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  • Kansas DCF Investigated by Task Force: New Director Seeks Funding

    Kansas DCF Investigated by Task Force: New Director Seeks Funding

    Thursday, February 15 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-02-16 00:10:21 GMT

    A legislative task force investigates the  Kansas Department of Children and Families.   The state has more children than ever in state custody.  More than seven thousand Kansas kids are in foster care. 

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    A legislative task force investigates the  Kansas Department of Children and Families.   The state has more children than ever in state custody.  More than seven thousand Kansas kids are in foster care. 

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  • Local Deputy Sues Motel

    Local Deputy Sues Motel

    Thursday, February 1 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-02-02 03:05:17 GMT

    Jasper County Sheriff Deputy Nolan Murray is suing the establishment where he was shot in the line of duty. Nolan was shot by a suspect while serving a search warrant at the "Econo Lodge Inn & Suites" on Range Line last March. In the lawsuit filed in Jasper County, Nolan alleges that the "Econo Lodge" didn't provide him with a master room key. Instead, he says he was given a tenant room key that allegedly didn't work. Nolan says that forced him to climb into a ...

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    Jasper County Sheriff Deputy Nolan Murray is suing the establishment where he was shot in the line of duty. Nolan was shot by a suspect while serving a search warrant at the "Econo Lodge Inn & Suites" on Range Line last March. In the lawsuit filed in Jasper County, Nolan alleges that the "Econo Lodge" didn't provide him with a master room key. Instead, he says he was given a tenant room key that allegedly didn't work. Nolan says that forced him to climb into a ...

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  • Sexually Transmitted Cases Increasing at University of Kansas

    Sexually Transmitted Cases Increasing at University of Kansas

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:36 PM EST2018-02-18 03:36:20 GMT

    Officials say this is the most dramatic jump on the campus of major sexually transmitted infections.

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    Officials say this is the most dramatic jump on the campus of major sexually transmitted infections.

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  • Evidence Collected From Several Galena Arson Fires in One Night

    Evidence Collected From Several Galena Arson Fires in One Night

    Friday, February 16 2018 5:08 PM EST2018-02-16 22:08:23 GMT

    "For a small town, big deal."

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    "For a small town, big deal."

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  • Three more defendants sentenced in sadomasochistic sex trafficking conspiracy

    Three more defendants sentenced in sadomasochistic sex trafficking conspiracy

    Thursday, September 12 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-09-12 23:56:38 GMT
    WARNING:  This story is sexually graphic.Updated September 11, 2013:  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -A southwest Missouri man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for keeping a young woman as a sex slaveMore >>
    Michael Stokes, also known as "The Rodent," 65, of Lebanon, Mo., and James Noel, 47, of Springfield, Mo., were each sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole in separate hearings before U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple. Marilyn Bagley, 48, of Lebanon, was sentenced to five years of probation.More >>
  • Fraternity Lawsuit Dismissed

    Fraternity Lawsuit Dismissed

    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:22 PM EST2018-02-19 03:22:01 GMT

    A man's lawsuit claiming that he was injured and his black friends were insulted at a University of Kansas fraternity has been dismissed.    

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    A man's lawsuit claiming that he was injured and his black friends were insulted at a University of Kansas fraternity has been dismissed.    

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  • Multi-million Dollar Settlement Awarded to Southeast Kansas Crash Survivor

    Multi-million Dollar Settlement Awarded to Southeast Kansas Crash Survivor

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-02-15 00:55:59 GMT

    Four years ago, 23-year-old Corbin Hamilton rear-ended then 16-year-old Hansen's renovated Ford Mustang while she was on Highway 69.

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    Four years ago, 23-year-old Corbin Hamilton rear-ended then 16-year-old Hansen's renovated Ford Mustang while she was on Highway 69.

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  • Hunting & Boat Show Brings Record Crowds To Grove

    Hunting & Boat Show Brings Record Crowds To Grove

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-02-19 04:40:49 GMT
    Vance Montgomery "This is a once a year event. It's not something that happens very often. We do it once a year. It's all about fishing, hunting and the outdoors." "We have boat dealers, guides, outfitters, a lot of seminars by pros and that's something that's kind of this show is kind of known for." "So we started this event 19 years ago, actually in Claremore, Oklahoma. And we had it there for 10 years. We moved the show from there to Bixby for about five ...More >>
    Vance Montgomery "This is a once a year event. It's not something that happens very often. We do it once a year. It's all about fishing, hunting and the outdoors." "We have boat dealers, guides, outfitters, a lot of seminars by pros and that's something that's kind of this show is kind of known for." "So we started this event 19 years ago, actually in Claremore, Oklahoma. And we had it there for 10 years. We moved the show from there to Bixby for about five ...More >>
  • Special Pool Tournament In Chanute

    Special Pool Tournament In Chanute

    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:27 PM EST2018-02-18 01:27:49 GMT

    Twenty different teams flocked to Chanute to play pool. Many of us are aware of the unique abilities of service dogs. Robin Shipley: "They can do CPR, they can dial 911. But, for some, those service dogs do a lot more.

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    Twenty different teams flocked to Chanute to play pool. Many of us are aware of the unique abilities of service dogs. Robin Shipley: "They can do CPR, they can dial 911. But, for some, those service dogs do a lot more.

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  • List of Teen Candidates for Kansas Governor Grows

    List of Teen Candidates for Kansas Governor Grows

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:33 PM EST2018-02-18 03:33:49 GMT

    One of the teens is from Newark, Delaware.

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    One of the teens is from Newark, Delaware.

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  • Hearing scheduled for man charged in deaths of Parsons family

    Hearing scheduled for man charged in deaths of Parsons family

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 12:29 PM EST2014-01-22 17:29:38 GMT
    A status hearing for a man charged in the death of a Parsons woman and her three children is scheduled for March 21.More >>
    A status hearing for a man charged in the death of a Parsons woman and her three children is scheduled for March 21.  The Kansas Attorney General's Office also told us today that the autopsy results of Cami Jo Umarger and her children are sealed.More >>
  • Tiny Home Business Comes To Neosho

    Tiny Home Business Comes To Neosho

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 1:02 PM EST2018-02-13 18:02:19 GMT

    A business producing tiny houses will soon come to Southwest Missouri, potentially bringing more than 200 hundred jobs with it. Omega Mod Group, or OMG, announced it's chosen the former Twin Rivers Facility in Neosho to serve as the site of its production plant and corporate headquarters. OMG plans to work in conjunction with Crowder College's construction and design courses. Officials say the Neosho facility is the ideal location for the company's production plant....

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    A business producing tiny houses will soon come to Southwest Missouri, potentially bringing more than 200 hundred jobs with it. Omega Mod Group, or OMG, announced it's chosen the former Twin Rivers Facility in Neosho to serve as the site of its production plant and corporate headquarters. OMG plans to work in conjunction with Crowder College's construction and design courses. Officials say the Neosho facility is the ideal location for the company's production plant....

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  • Fmr Carl Junction Resident in ICU from Flu

    Fmr Carl Junction Resident in ICU from Flu

    Thursday, February 15 2018 3:40 PM EST2018-02-15 20:40:49 GMT
    A former Carl Junction resident is clinging to life, hospitalized with the flu. 21-year-old Josh Petty and his family now live in Milwaukee. As of yesterday (Feb 14), Josh was at Froedtert Hospital in the ICU. He contracted an aggressive strain of he flu and began showing symptoms just days before his health deteriorated. Josh's family says it started with aches and pains just before Josh quickly went downhill. "He goes from really up to really down and it can do it really quick...More >>
    A former Carl Junction resident is clinging to life, hospitalized with the flu. 21-year-old Josh Petty and his family now live in Milwaukee. As of yesterday (Feb 14), Josh was at Froedtert Hospital in the ICU. He contracted an aggressive strain of he flu and began showing symptoms just days before his health deteriorated. Josh's family says it started with aches and pains just before Josh quickly went downhill. "He goes from really up to really down and it can do it really quick...More >>
  • Joining Community Forces

    Joining Community Forces

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-02-17 02:59:01 GMT

    There's no shortage of people, businesses, and organizations in the 4 states, committed to helping veterans. Friday's Joining Community Forces meeting at Joplin City Hall was all about getting them on the same page. 

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    There's no shortage of people, businesses, and organizations in the 4 states, committed to helping veterans. Friday's Joining Community Forces meeting at Joplin City Hall was all about getting them on the same page. 

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  • 10 most common causes of chapped lips

    10 most common causes of chapped lips

    What exactly causes chapped lips? Here is a list of the common causes of dry lips so you know what to avoid if you want to keep your lips plump and moisturized.More >>
  • Lovely Art

    Lovely Art

    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-02-19 03:18:37 GMT

    Over in Joplin, local artists were expressing what love is through interpretive means. 

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    Over in Joplin, local artists were expressing what love is through interpretive means. 

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