Officials investigate death of man in Grand Lake
Oklahoma authorities investigate the death of a man at Grand Lake. Grand River Dam Authority Police say they recovered the body of Tommy L. Kaneer from the waters of Grand Lake early on Sunday, July 3rd. According to witnesses, Kaneer was last seen floating on a piece of styrofoam around 4PM Saturday,... 
Tax break elimination disgruntles company officials
In Kansas, President Obama’s proposal to eliminate tax breaks for corporate airflying isn’t sitting well for officials at Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita. The President says he backs killing the incentive for corporations to buy their own aircraft as part of efforts to cut the deficit. The aircraft... 
City of Willard to vote on gun ordinance
A small Southwest Missouri town is considering an ordinance that would allow some elected officials and employees to carry concealed weapons on city property. The city of Willard will vote on the ordinance July 11th. Those affected would include aldermen, the mayor, council members, department heads... 
Determined crews give up 4th of July holiday
The 4th of July is not being celebrated by all.  Some volunteers and clean up crews continue to work around the clock to clear devastated streets around Joplin. The Army Corps of Engineers says it is not taking the day off, but instead working hard to continue clearing debris.  They are also working... 
Miami hosts 4th of July extravaganza
Reported July 4, 2011 at 4:53 PM CST:  The citizens of Miami, Oklahoma know what its like to recover from a disaster.  Their 4th of July celebration did not happen in 2007 because of severe flooding. One-third of the town was submerged under water.  Most of the south side of the city was evacuated.  The... 
Joplin tries to get into a celebratory mood for 4th of July
Some residents take a break from the tornado clean up and try to enjoy a much needed holiday.  As Joplin continues to recover from the May 22 tornado today the town tries to get into a celebratory mood. The Rockin’ 4th event is Joplin’s first major event since the tornado ripped up part... 
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