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City of Pittsburg's Insurance Settles Lawsuit with Former Police Officer Video included

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The former police officer claims he was fired by Pittsburg's city manager and the City's police chief for being a whistle blower.

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NEO Seeks Applicants for Honors Program Launching in Spring Video included

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NEO A&M community college will launch an honors program in the spring of 2018 but the time for students to apply is now. 

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Allen County Bike Share Video included

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Thrive Allen County is all about rural revitalization. For the last 3 months, their new bike share program has brought new life to the way people get around the towns of Iola, and Humboldt, free of charge. 

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Parent's of Child Almost Adopted Out By Daycare Provider Speaks Out

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The Still family is together, happy and healthy. But that almost wasn't the case  "Who knows what would have happened had I not been fired from work" says Chris Still.  That is when Lasonya Poindexter's plan to have her clients daughter adopted by another family fell apart.  Christian, the father stayed home to watch the two kids.   Poindexter allegedly had been planning to adopt their youngest child to a couple in Arkansas. The day after Christian l... More>>

Joplin Woman Charged with Attempted Kidnapping Video included

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A Joplin daycare operator found herself in federal court Thursday after being arrested by the FBI. Her arrest stems from a bizarre case of attempted kidnapping.

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Customer Questions Company's Oversight of Dealers

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"They're just letting anybody, who wants to stick their sign in the ground somewhere, sell their product."

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McDonald County Food Pantry and Thrift Store Fights Back Against Theft. Video included

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Angela and Lissa are boxing up food to give to those in need, food that is funded by the community and mostly their thrift store sales. Crosslines feeds around 700 McDonald County families every month.  But it is often stolen before it can be placed in the right hands. "They'll drop it off outside and we cant get in fast enough, people are taking it before we can get it in" says the Crosslines director, Angela Martin. But prosecuting someone for donation theft comes ... More>>

Hurricane Recovery Supply Demand Bring Business Boom for Trucking Industry Video included

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The destruction in Texas and Florida, after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, has resulted in a huge demand for goods. From bottled water and generators as well as wallboard and plywood. And area trucking companies are answering the call. 

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Ready to Rock in Bourbon County

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Bourbon County, KS and the city of Fort Scott have a gift for local businesses: 3000 tons of gravel! 

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Joplin High School Student Alleges Discrimination, Body Shaming From Teacher Video included

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"We've spoken with other students.  It's something that has been going on.  It needs to stop," says the student's attorney.

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  • Former Pittsburg Police Officer Charged with Sexual Battery and Misconduct

    Former Pittsburg Police Officer Charged with Sexual Battery and Misconduct

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-09-13 22:55:06 GMT

    Charges are filed against a now, former Pittsburg police officer. The Crawford county sheriff’s office is now handling the investigation. Twenty-two year old Jessie Edward Loren Davis of Carthage is charged with aggravated sexual battery and official misconduct. 

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    Charges are filed against a now, former Pittsburg police officer. The Crawford county sheriff’s office is now handling the investigation. Twenty-two year old Jessie Edward Loren Davis of Carthage is charged with aggravated sexual battery and official misconduct. 

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  • Former Pittsburg PD Officer Charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery and Official Misconduct

    Former Pittsburg PD Officer Charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery and Official Misconduct

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:18:17 GMT
    Jessie DavisJessie Davis
    On September 12, 2017, former Pittsburg Police Officer Jessie Edward Loren Davis, 22 years of age, of Carthage, MO. surrendered himself to authorities at the Crawford County Jail after a warrant for his arrest was issued. The warrant was obtained by Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Investigators through Crawford County District Court. Davis was arrested on two counts- Count 1- Aggravated Sexual Battery and Count 2- Official Misconduct. Count 1 alleges that on or about the 26th ...More >>
    On September 12, 2017, former Pittsburg Police Officer Jessie Edward Loren Davis, 22 years of age, of Carthage, MO. surrendered himself to authorities at the Crawford County Jail after a warrant for his arrest was issued. The warrant was obtained by Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Investigators through Crawford County District Court. Davis was arrested on two counts- Count 1- Aggravated Sexual Battery and Count 2- Official Misconduct. Count 1 alleges that on or about the 26th ...More >>
  • Joplin Writer Assaulted After Publishing Federal Lawsuit Story

    Joplin Writer Assaulted After Publishing Federal Lawsuit Story

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-09-12 23:32:37 GMT

    "In this case, we're talking about the possibility of someone who's being sought out because of who they are," says a Joplin police officer.

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    "In this case, we're talking about the possibility of someone who's being sought out because of who they are," says a Joplin police officer.

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  • Joplin Parent Looking Into Legal Options After Alleged "Body Shaming"

    Joplin Parent Looking Into Legal Options After Alleged "Body Shaming"

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:39:06 GMT

    Statements have been issued by the parent's attorney and the Joplin School District.

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    Statements have been issued by the parent's attorney and the Joplin School District.

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  • Cherryvale Fire Department Holds Piece of 9-11 History

    Cherryvale Fire Department Holds Piece of 9-11 History

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:01:02 GMT
     The flags outside the Cherryvale Fire department are at half staff...but that isn't the only way the department still honors 9-11. 6 years ago, the Cherryvale Fire Department applied to get a piece of history from the port authority of New York and they got it. "In a fire station, the significance of the world trade center steel..it's pretty significant everyday" says Cherryvale fire chief, Jesse Reed.  Standing at 4 feet and weighing 450 pounds, a piece of the...More >>
     The flags outside the Cherryvale Fire department are at half staff...but that isn't the only way the department still honors 9-11. 6 years ago, the Cherryvale Fire Department applied to get a piece of history from the port authority of New York and they got it. "In a fire station, the significance of the world trade center steel..it's pretty significant everyday" says Cherryvale fire chief, Jesse Reed.  Standing at 4 feet and weighing 450 pounds, a piece of the...More >>
  • Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Against Joplin Sonic

    Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Against Joplin Sonic

    Monday, September 11 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-09-11 22:38:51 GMT

    The lawsuit is now a federal court case because a teenage former worker says her civil rights were violated.

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    The lawsuit is now a federal court case because a teenage former worker says her civil rights were violated.

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  • Empire Electric Crews Hit the Road to Florida to Help Restore Power after Irma

    Empire Electric Crews Hit the Road to Florida to Help Restore Power after Irma

    Monday, September 11 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-09-11 04:22:32 GMT

    Local lineman will join the restoration effort in the wake of hurricane Irma. Around six o'clock Sunday morning,  Empire district crews loaded gear onto their trucks  to  roll out  destined for Florida. Eight teams assembled  at the companies Kodiak location.  The nearly forty Empire employees include thirty-two linemen and safety, mechanical and telecommunications support personnel.  

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    Local lineman will join the restoration effort in the wake of hurricane Irma. Around six o'clock Sunday morning,  Empire district crews loaded gear onto their trucks  to  roll out  destined for Florida. Eight teams assembled  at the companies Kodiak location.  The nearly forty Empire employees include thirty-two linemen and safety, mechanical and telecommunications support personnel.  

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  • 3 Southeast Kansas Churches Band Together to Clean Yards

    3 Southeast Kansas Churches Band Together to Clean Yards

    Sunday, September 10 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-09-10 22:13:43 GMT
    These parishioners are skipping the usual Sunday service to head out on the town, "Instead, we get together and we go out and we serve our community..we clean up houses, we mow..cut down and trim trees..cut up stuff...haul stuff away, do whatever we can." says First Christian Church pastor, Cody Graves. "I just think we want to help others, ya know. We get so caught up in school work and sports and we just need to take a couple days off and go help the community"...More >>
    These parishioners are skipping the usual Sunday service to head out on the town, "Instead, we get together and we go out and we serve our community..we clean up houses, we mow..cut down and trim trees..cut up stuff...haul stuff away, do whatever we can." says First Christian Church pastor, Cody Graves. "I just think we want to help others, ya know. We get so caught up in school work and sports and we just need to take a couple days off and go help the community"...More >>
  • Jay, Oklahoma Files Lawsuit Against District Attorney for Slander and Libel

    Jay, Oklahoma Files Lawsuit Against District Attorney for Slander and Libel

    Friday, September 8 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-09-09 00:52:38 GMT
    The Ottawa County District Attorney says 33-year-old Slint Tate organized the regular trafficking of at least five pounds of meth a week, valued at 250-thousand to one million dollars. Law enforcement say Tate conducted business through a contraband cellphone inside his jail cell at the sTate penitentiary in Mcalester. Slint Tate is serving a life sentence for the 1999 shooting death of Vernie Milford Roberts, a Delaware County reserve deputy. Tate's lawyer, Winston Conner is the on...More >>
    The Ottawa County District Attorney says 33-year-old Slint Tate organized the regular trafficking of at least five pounds of meth a week, valued at 250-thousand to one million dollars. Law enforcement say Tate conducted business through a contraband cellphone inside his jail cell at the sTate penitentiary in Mcalester. Slint Tate is serving a life sentence for the 1999 shooting death of Vernie Milford Roberts, a Delaware County reserve deputy. Tate's lawyer, Winston Conner is the on...More >>
  • Veterans Health Fair in Joplin Reminds About Care and Understanding

    Veterans Health Fair in Joplin Reminds About Care and Understanding

    Friday, September 8 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-09-08 20:24:45 GMT

    Forty-seven booths were set up, providing our military men and women information about various services.

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    Forty-seven booths were set up, providing our military men and women information about various services.

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  • Pittsburg Firefighter Helps Harvey Victims

    Pittsburg Firefighter Helps Harvey Victims

    Thursday, September 7 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-09-08 02:37:35 GMT

    Firefighters in the 4 states are no strangers to the extreme dangers of flooding, but nothing compared to what Pittsburg firefighter Tyler Drew Johnson saw during his time helping Harvey victims in Houston.

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    Firefighters in the 4 states are no strangers to the extreme dangers of flooding, but nothing compared to what Pittsburg firefighter Tyler Drew Johnson saw during his time helping Harvey victims in Houston.

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  • Used Car Prices Expected to Increase From Hurricanes

    Used Car Prices Expected to Increase From Hurricanes

    Thursday, September 7 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-09-08 00:28:36 GMT

    "If there are three million less used cars, prices will go up nationally."

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    "If there are three million less used cars, prices will go up nationally."

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  • Dr. Sheena Greitens Gives Lecture to Public and Students at MSSU

    Dr. Sheena Greitens Gives Lecture to Public and Students at MSSU

    Thursday, September 7 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-09-07 23:50:09 GMT
    Dr. Sheena Greitens packed Corley Auditorium, teaching both students and members of the public a more clear understanding of North Korea. "What I wanted to do today is provide a little bit of background what i think the North Korea regime's goals are and the logic behind the behavior that can sometimes look irrational." says Greitens. Missouri Southern State University has almost 200 international students currently attending, with 20 of them being from South Korea. &qu...More >>
    Dr. Sheena Greitens packed Corley Auditorium, teaching both students and members of the public a more clear understanding of North Korea. "What I wanted to do today is provide a little bit of background what i think the North Korea regime's goals are and the logic behind the behavior that can sometimes look irrational." says Greitens. Missouri Southern State University has almost 200 international students currently attending, with 20 of them being from South Korea. &qu...More >>
  • Faster Pharmacy Lines in Kansas

    Faster Pharmacy Lines in Kansas

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-09-07 03:50:34 GMT

    Kansas pharmacists, hospitals, doctors, and nurses use a system called K-TRACS to monitor patients and their prescriptions.The system has been in place since 2011, and helps communities cut down on prescription drug abuse. 

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    Kansas pharmacists, hospitals, doctors, and nurses use a system called K-TRACS to monitor patients and their prescriptions.The system has been in place since 2011, and helps communities cut down on prescription drug abuse. 

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  • Residents Frustrated By Treated Human Waste Fertilizer

    Residents Frustrated By Treated Human Waste Fertilizer

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-09-06 22:35:45 GMT

    "You would roll your windows up and hold your breath."

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    "You would roll your windows up and hold your breath."

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  • MSSU Students Check Out Sound Grenade Personal Alarms; Local Woman Says Valuable Tool

    MSSU Students Check Out Sound Grenade Personal Alarms; Local Woman Says Valuable Tool

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-09-06 20:48:48 GMT

     College students are back on campus and companies are marketing personal alarms to keep females, in particular, safe.              A local woman bought one for her own personal safety.  

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     College students are back on campus and companies are marketing personal alarms to keep females, in particular, safe.              A local woman bought one for her own personal safety.  

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  • Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit - October 17th

    Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit - October 17th

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:53:43 GMT
    The opioid epidemic is one of the largest health issues the nation is facing today. The State of Missouri is not immune to this issue, and fighting this crisis is a top priority of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). On Tuesday, October 17, this issue will be the focus during the Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit to unite state leaders with our community of healthcare personnel, law enforcement, first responders, pharmacists, government ...More >>
    The opioid epidemic is one of the largest health issues the nation is facing today. The State of Missouri is not immune to this issue, and fighting this crisis is a top priority of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). On Tuesday, October 17, this issue will be the focus during the Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit to unite state leaders with our community of healthcare personnel, law enforcement, first responders, pharmacists, government ...More >>
  • Taxpayer-Funded Portraits Ban Moves Closer to Becoming Law After Bipartisan McCaskill-Backed Bill Passes the Senate

    Taxpayer-Funded Portraits Ban Moves Closer to Becoming Law After Bipartisan McCaskill-Backed Bill Passes the Senate

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:09:30 GMT
    The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously passed the Eliminating Government-Funded Oil-Painting (EGO) Act, a bipartisan bill backed by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, making it illegal to spend taxpayer dollars on portraits of government officials. McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, and Deb Fischer of Nebraska to introduce the bill earlier this...More >>
    The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously passed the Eliminating Government-Funded Oil-Painting (EGO) Act, a bipartisan bill backed by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, making it illegal to spend taxpayer dollars on portraits of government officials. McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, and Deb Fischer of Nebraska to introduce the bill earlier this...More >>
  • Chetopa man arrested for growing marijuana in city park

    Chetopa man arrested for growing marijuana in city park

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:11:37 GMT

    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Labette County Sheriff's Office, and the Chetopa Police Department arrested a Chetopa man Monday evening for growing marijuana in a Chetopa city park. 

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    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Labette County Sheriff's Office, and the Chetopa Police Department arrested a Chetopa man Monday evening for growing marijuana in a Chetopa city park. 

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