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Today in the News: Peace Corps removed from areas hit by Ebola virus

“The agency has been and will continue to closely monitor the outbreak of the virus in collaboration with leading experts from the (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of State.” – Statement from the Peace Corps, which today announced hundreds of volunteers will be withdrawn from the areas most affected by the Ebola virus. Two volunteer workers last week were confirmed to have the virus, for which there is no known cure.

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Two suspects in a apprehended in Montgomery County

Montgomery County (KS) – Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that two suspects of recent Burglary were apprehended by Deputies today. The first suspect was taken into custody at Ashcraft Tire in Independence. The 2nd suspect was apprehended a short time later on North 5th Street after he attempted to elude Deputies. Both suspects have been booked into Montgomery County Jail with Sheriff Dierks recommending Burglary and Theft.Sheriff Dierks would like to thank his Deputies …

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'Milky' Water in Neosho, MO

Low water table causing ‘milky’ water Neosho, MO – Neosho Public Works has received reports of “milky” water in some neighborhoods. This is being caused by the water well at Dewey and Finney Street drawing air into the lines because the water table is too low. Lines are currently being flushed out and the well at Dewey and Finney has been shut down until Neosho receives enough rainfall to bring the water table back up. If you have any questions, please call Neosho Public Works at 451-8071