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Nevada business expansion will bring more jobs

NEVADA, Mo. — A local window and door manufacturing company just announced its expansion. Peerless Products broke ground in Nevada in 2019 and has employed more than 40 people. Now, the company is investing $3.5 million to increase production capacity and upgrade warehousing and manufacturing spaces. This investment will...
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End of an era at Cottey College

NEVADA, Mo. — Today marked the end of an era for Cottey College. It was the last day for two Cottey College faculty members. Dr. Jann Weitzel is retiring after serving as president for 7 years. Also retiring, Director of Public Information Steve Reed who’s been with the school for 30 years.
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News to Know: A Facebook Marketplace warning, and Diamond fatal crash takes out power to 1,000 customers

ORONOGO, Mo. – The Oronogo, Missouri Police Department issues a warning for Facebook Marketplace ads. They say they received reports of homes being listed for rent on the marketplace asking for a deposit. Authorities say the ads they looked at were fraudulent and have been reported to Facebook. They also found more fraudulent ads for cars. Police warn before sending any money to any person online, you should verify the identity of the person posting the ad.
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SW Missouri man charged with 15-year-old Texas County cold case murder

A southwest Missouri man is arrested in a cold case murder out of Texas County. Tommie Whetzell, 63, of Liberal, was taken into custody Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action, and discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle. The victim, Ricky Leubbert, was discovered November 10, 2007...
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Suspect arrested Wednesday in 2007 Texas County murder

A suspect was arrested Wednesday in a 14-year-old Tyrone murder, Texas County Sheriff Scott Lindsey said. Tommy K. Whetzell, 63, of Liberal, is charged in the death of Ricky Luebbert, 42, whose body was discovered on Nov. 10, 2007, at a residence on Highway H. He had been shot. Whetzell...
TEXAS COUNTY, MO
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Fort Scott Fireworks Ordinances Explained

PRESS RELEASE – CITY OF FORT SCOTT. The City of Fort Scott adopted an ordinance that states that inside the Fort Scott city limits, only Class C (common) fireworks are permitted to be discharged without a Special Events Permit. Class C fireworks are not permitted to be discharged except for the days they are allowed for retail sales.
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Emmanuel Baptist Church lets “Freedom Ring”

Patrick Stone from the Emmanuel Baptist Church sat down with KOAM’s Tawnya Bach to talk about their annual “Let Freedom Ring” event. The event will feature fun for the whole family with hamburgers and hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones, inflatables and a sprinkler system supplied by the fire department. Plus, there’ll be contests, a veterans recognition, free ice cream and a fireworks show. Here are the details:
WEBB CITY, MO
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Union State Bank Expands

Union State Bank, the Fort Scott Branch, is in the final stages of an addition of 1,200 square feet to its building. “We were running into problems with space,” CEO and President Bryan Holt said. “We looked at every way possible to not expand the foot print.”. But...
FORT SCOTT, KS
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Arrest In Texas County Cold Case

An arrest has been made in a cold case from 2007 in Texas County. Barton County deputies arrested 63 year-old Tommy Whetzell of Liberal in connection with the death of Ricky Luebbert. The case was reopened in January after it was featured on the TV show “Cold Justice.”
TEXAS COUNTY, MO
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Obituary of Deborah Stewart

Deborah Ann Stewart, age 65, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas. She was born December 12, 1956, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of William Lawrence Gates, Jr. and Dixie Auluwee Dill Gates. Debbie graduated from Ft. Scott Christian Heights and remained a loyal Crusader supporter throughout her life.
PITTSBURG, KS

ARMED ROBBERY: Webb City Dollar General

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Tuesday (6/28) evening just after 9:00 p.m. Webb City Police were called for an armed robbery at the Dollar General store located on South Madison. Witnesses told officers a white male entered the store and demanded cash from the employees, displaying a handgun. The suspect took an undetermined amount of cash, and then fled the store northbound on foot.
WEBB CITY, MO

Webb City Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Webb City Police are investigating an armed robbery. Read the full press release below:. On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 21:09 hours, officers with the Webb City Police Department were called to 1510 South Madison in Webb City (Dollar General Store) in reference to an armed robbery. Witnesses told officers that a white male entered the store and demanded cash from the employees.
WEBB CITY, MO
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CVB Attends Jefferson Highway Association Conference

Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Arlene Gould and Groups & Tourism Sales Manager Leanna Coy recently attended the Jefferson Highway Association Conference in Pittsburg, Kansas. The Jefferson Highway, originally created in 1915, traverses 17 parishes in Louisiana on its route from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans and was...
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