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Homeless Coalition faces challenges in upcoming count

Point In Time Count
The Homeless Coalition held a meeting today and members say it looks like they may have a challenge ahead of them. The “point in time” count, the number of homeless in the area, is fast approaching and they say the tornado aftermath might make it difficult. “We’ve had a lot of people, as you know, that have become homeless just like that,” says Jennifer Plier, the... 

Teen charged as adult in Seneca hazing pleads guilty

Peyton Kinslow
The only teen charged as an adult in the Seneca hazing case pleads guilty to misdemeanors. Peyton Kinslow was 18 years old when he and other members of the Seneca, Missouri High School football team were accused of hitting teammates with a curtain rod. The incident occurred at a football camp hosted by Pittsburg State University in June 2010. Kinslow was originally charged with six felonies, but... 
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PSU student wins Fulbright award to teach in Turkey

PSU Fulbright Student
News release issued by Pittsburg State University Gregory Campbell, a recent Pittsburg State University graduate from St. Louis, Mo., will be teaching English this fall and also building bridges between his home and Turkey. Campbell, who received a master’s degree in music in May, is a recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau... 

Two killed in Montgomery County crash

Two people are dead after a crash at 11:48 p.m. Saturday just south of the US 169 and US 400 intersection in Montgomery County, Kansas. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash report, Cobra Williams, 21 of Neodesha, was westbound on 6000 Road and failed to stop at the stop sign at US 169.  The 2000 Ford Ranger he was driving crashed into the southbound 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo driven by Cindy... 

JPD Reminder: Hot temperatures means hot cars

JPD Reminder: Hot temperatures means hot cars
The heat is on in the Four-States and because triple digit temperatures can be very dangerous, local law enforcement reminds residents to never leave a child or pet inside of a hot car. They say when going to run and errand, no matter how long you are in the store, no one should stay inside of the car, even teenagers and adults can suffer from the heat. Officials say heat can cause Hyperthermia and... 

Rape case overturned – former assistant prosecutor accused of misconduct

Rape case overturned - former assistant prosecutor accused of misconduct
A Crawford County, Kansas rape case is overturned and a former assistant prosecutor is accused of misconduct.   The state supreme court issued the ruling today in the case of James Simmons, who was accused of rape back in 2006. Simmons said the sex was consensual but was convicted after a jury trial the following year. An assistant prosecutor at the time, Brian Duncan, told jurors to consider... 
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