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Women of Distinction — Jami Crowder’s mission is housing

PITTSBURG — Through the Wesley House Rapid Rehousing and Homeless Prevention program, Case Manager Jami Crowder makes a difference in the lives of families and individuals in the community who are on the verge of losing their housing or are homeless.


Free dental work in Crawford County

PITTSBURG, Ks. - Derrick Small is an aspiring actor and Crawford County resident who comes to Wesley House for assistance. And he's planning on applying for a benefit Wesley House is calling attention to: its ability to provide free dental work for those who apply and qualify.


PHS Principal resigns, board tours bond project

PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg USD 250 Board of Education will soon be looking for a new principal at the end of the school year. The school board accepted the resignation of Pittsburg High School Principal Phil Bressler during Monday’s school board meeting. Bressler has submitted his resignation, effect


New governor sees need to rebuild Kansas without raising taxes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told Kansas legislators Wednesday that the state faces an emergency in its child welfare system and is "completely unprepared" for the next national economic downturn.


SEK NOW to lead Women’s March on Saturday

PITTSBURG — On Saturday, local and area residents will march down Broadway for the annual Women’s March and rally. The march will be led by the southeast Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women.


Man killed, 4 hurt in head-on crash in Kansas

PITTSBURG, Kan. (KAKE) - Authorities say a 53-year-old man died and four other people suffered potentially serious injuries in a head-on crash in southeast Kansas. It happened at around 9:15 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Route 69 near Pittsburg in Crawford County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports Steven Ho


Fatal traffic accident in Crawford County

An Oklahoma man was killed after a traffic accident Saturday night in Crawford County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol the accident happened on U.S. 69 just south of Pittsburg around 9:15 p.m.


Slick roads during morning commute possible for parts of Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Slick roads are possible again Thursday morning in parts of Kansas. Drizzle, freezing drizzle and freezing fog are all possible Wednesday evening through the overnight hours. As temperatures continue to slowly drop throughout the evening, expect drizzle and fog to freeze as it


Car Crosses Traffic, Hits Power Line, One Sent to Hospital

A car crosses 3 lanes of traffic, crashing into a power line and sending the driver to a hospital. Just after 10 A.M. Wednesday officials were called to an accident just east of Malang Road and 7th Street.


One person dead after 2-vehicle wreck

CRAWFORD COUNTY — One person is dead after a two vehicle wreck, Saturday approximately half a mile south of Pittsburg on Highway 69. At about 9:15 p.m., Steven R. Horn, 53, of Oklahoma City was driving north in a 1996 Lincoln on Highway 69, when — according to the Kansas Highway Patrol — he crossed


Woman dies after vehicle crashes into Kansas pond

Authorities say a suburban Kansas City woman has died from injuries sustained when she crashed into a pond. Police in Olathe, Kansas, say Helen Riddle, 61, apparently suffered a medical emergency last week before her sport utility vehicle struck a car and went off the side of a road. She then crashe


Drunken driver in injury accident gets prison time

A Jasper County judge sentenced a Kansas man to five years in prison Monday on a conviction for driving while intoxicated in an accident resulting in injury. Circuit Judge Dean Dankelson sentenced Justin L. Smutz, 36, of Pittsburg, Kansas, at a hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court. Smutz pleaded g


Joplin Man Dies, Motorcycle Hits Tree

CARTERVILLE, Mo. - A Joplin man dies after his motorcycle crashes into a tree. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 26-year-old George Farrow was headed westbound on First Street in Carterville Tuesday night, around 6:45.


Lions prep for Northeastern State

JOPLIN, Mo. - RELEASE FROM MISSOURI SOUTHERN ATHLETICS:. The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will head back out on the road as the Lions travel to Northeastern State Thursday night. Tip off from the NSU Event Center is slated for 7:30 pm.


Block 22 welcomed kids with "Healthy Habits" presentation

Block 22 welcomed local kids to a presentation on healthy lifestyle choices today. They held "Healthy Habits" presentation at The Foundry in Pittsburg in collaboration with the Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department. Kids were given some tips on how to practice a healthy lifestyle in the new year


Broadway’s Adam Pascal to present master class, perform with students

PITTSBURG — A special “Student Showcase” lead by Tony Award-winning Broadway performer and film star Adam Pascal is set for February 1. The “Student Showcase” concert will feature solo numbers by Pascal as well as cabaret numbers by master class students and group numbers by the casts of Pittsburg H


Earthquake felt in southern Kansas Tuesday evening

CALDWELL, Kan. (KSNW) - A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck southern Kansas on Tuesday evening. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered near Caldwell just after 9:30 p.m.


Suspected Murderer On The Loose

The search is on for an alleged killer. Have you seen 33-year-old Michael Osborne of Joplin? He’s wanted for the first degree murder of 27-year-old Shawn Rockers. Friday night Joplin Police were called to 3rd and Connor about a man that was laying in the middle of the road. Rockers later died at the


Joplin man draws prison time for severe beating of girlfriend

A judge has sentenced a Joplin man to 10 years in prison for beating his girlfriend so severely over a four-day period that she was left with a concussion, contusions over the upper half of her body, and extreme swelling of her face and ears.


Webb City man pleads guilty to stolen gun, vehicle charges

A Webb City man faces up to four years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to stolen gun and vehicle charges. Lane R. Bronson, 25, pleaded guilty in Jasper County Circuit Court to felony counts of stealing and tampering with a motor vehicle in a plea deal calling for four-year sentences and dismi