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Man pleads in residential burglary case

A Parsons man Monday pled no contest to residential burglary with intent to steal a firearm and theft. Shawn T. Blackburn, born in 1993, 3310 Mosher Road, was originally charged with residential burglary (intent to steal a firearm) and theft, both felonies, and theft and criminal damage, both misdem

PARSONS SUN - 2018-03-20 03:58:00

Parsons woman gets life sentence

Lisa R. Berentz was sentenced Monday to prison for the remainder of her life, not eligible for parole until she serves a minimum of 25 years. Coy V. Murnan, his girlfriend Berentz and her son Josh Berentz were charged in Labette County District Court with numerous off-grid felonies involving molesti

PARSONS SUN - 2018-03-20 03:58:00

City talks about raising tobacco age to 21

An ordinance banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 will be tweaked before city commissioners consider its approval, possibly as early as their next meeting on April 2. City Attorney Ross Albertini presented a proposed ordinance to the commission during a regular Monday evening meet

PARSONS SUN - 2018-03-20 03:06:00

Car Chase in Crawford County

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ks. - The Crawford County Sheriffs' Office is investigating an incident that resulted in a car chase. At around 10 PM on Saturday, the Crawford County Sheriff's Office learned of a pursuit that the Cherokee County Deputies were involved in. A Crawford County Officer located the su

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-20 02:31:02

Chanute JV roundup - The Chanute Tribune: Sports

PITTSBURG - The Chanute High School junior varsity tennis team scored 14 of a possible 16 wins in Pittsburg on Thursday. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Thank you for reading 5 free articles on our


Hundreds Turn Out For Small-Town Italian Dinner

Hundreds of Four-Staters came out to small-town Scammon, Kansas this afternoon to get some authentic Italian food. Saint Bridget's Church held its annual Italian dinner. For $15 folks could get spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, polenta and much more. All the money raised from the dinner will go towa

KOAMTV - 2018-03-19 01:41:00

Cupcake-a-thon - FOX 14 TV Joplin and Pittsburg News Weather Sports |

The Sanctuary of Joplin hosted their 2nd annual Cupcake-a-thon on Sunday. Proceeds went to support their 2018 vacation bible school. Participants raised money by eating cupcakes, with donors giving a donation for every cupcake eaten. Last year, the Sanctuary raised around $1400. The winner of this r

FOX14TV.COM - 2018-03-19 07:05:00

4th Annual Kids Fishing Day - April 21

Crawford State Park - Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism 1 West Lake Road, Farlington, Kansas 66734 (620) 362-3671 kdwpt.crawfordsp@ks.gov Guys, Gals, Kids of all ages!!! Our friends at the Farlington Fish Hatchery are hosting the 4th annual Kids Fishing Day! The 4th annual kids fishing day will be he

KOAMTV - 2018-03-20 01:36:00

Accidents, fatalities on K-18 down since renovation

Fatalities and injuries on Kansas Highway 18 have dropped significantly since the road was revamped. Jared Tremblay, transportation planning analyst for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization, shared crash data Thursday during a joint meeting with Manhattan, Pottawatomie County and Riley


Friends of Tri-Valley Cruise Night to leave port soon

The Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation is getting ready to set sail once again. The fifth annual Cruise Night, sponsored by the Foundation, will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at Chanute's Central Park Pavilion. Proceeds from the event will help the Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation continue its mission


City to consider raising legal age for tobacco sales

Parsons could become the latest city in Kansas to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The Parsons City Commission discussed an ordinance during a Thursday afternoon work session that would ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The city staff will prep


Extra Patrol is Planned in the Four States

The Joplin Police Department says tragically, March 17th has become a dangerous holiday on our nation's roads. According to NHTSA fatal-crash data, in 2016, 60 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Paddy's Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18). "Please don't a


Fort Scott Police Department Daily Reports March 14-16

The Fort Scott Police Department daily reports can best be viewed on a computer. The FSPD is located at 1604 S. National, Fort Scott, and can be reached at 620-223-1700. Click here, then click on the image to enlarge: The Fort Scott Police Department daily reports can best be viewed on a computer.


Guthridge teacher takes Erie principal position

A Parsons USD 503 teacher has been hired as the new principal for Erie Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. Barney Pontious, a fifth-grade teacher at Guthridge School, has accepted the position being vacated by Ronnie Williams. An online service is needed to view this article in its entir


Charge brought against student accused of making threat

A student who was interviewed about a threatening comment he was accused of making at Uniontown High School has officially been charged in the District Court of Bourbon County. Seth Alexander Shore, 19, was arrested at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, on charges of criminal threat, cause terror, evacuati


Missouri man dead after car collision

A Missouri man is dead after his truck collides with another vehicle in Southeast Kansas. Just before noon today, the Crawford County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in the area of 600 Avenue and 120 Street, just southwest of Girard. Upon arrival deputies found a ford truck that was traveling e


Chanute superintendent chosen to lead Pittsburg schools

PITTSBURG, Kan. - Richard Proffitt, superintendent of schools in Chanute, has been chosen as the next superintendent of the Pittsburg School District. The decision was made during a special meeting Thurday night, when the school board authorized Ray & Associates to negotiate a contract with Proffitt