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Private funding again to pay for Pittsburg fireworks display
Pittsburg is holding several events today and for the third consecutive year the city’s fireworks will be paid for by private funding. “With the city of Pittsburg’s economy we had to cut several hundred thousand out of the budget and we didn’t want to cut any jobs, so the fireworks... 
Preparations underway for today's Rockin' 4th of July
Today at 3 p.m. there will be live music as spectators gather at Joplin’s Landreth Park. Tonight, Nashville artists Confederate Railroad and Joe Diffie will perform. The city is offering free trolley rides from the Joplin Memorial Hall on 7th Street to the venue from 7p.m. to 11 p.m. The park... 
New traffic laws for KS motorists now in effect
Some new traffic laws goes into effect today for Kansas motorists, the most notable is an increase of five miles per hour on some multi-lane highways, bringing the speed limit to 75 miles per hour on those highways. The list of those zones is on the Kansas Department of Transportation website. Also, the... 
Route 66 Drive-In offers holiday weekend fun
Summertime means outdoor fun and on this holiday weekend families celebrate at the drive in. The Route 66 Drive-In is operating in full swing this summer showing new releases “Green Lantern” and “Super 8″ now. Families say it’s a great way to share time ,with the kids... 
Competition in Girard combines local favorites
GIRARD, KANSAS - July 4th weekend traditionally combines fireworks and barbecue and in Girard, an event brings both together with big time competition. Smokers fills the air as 32 national barbeque master teams compete for first place. The grand prize winner will receive a plaque and a thousand dollar... 
Dry conditions make this 4th of July dangerous
In the past few weeks Redings Mill fire officials have fought a dozen fires related to the dry weather conditions. And while times are dry, fire officials say fireworks are an added danger. Andy Nimmo\Fire Chief, Redings Mill Fire Dept. says, “They are extremely dangerous and when you add dry... 
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