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Pittsburg Area Chamber Annual Banquet Award Winners

Members of the Pittsburg area business community came together tonight at Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center for the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Annual Banquet. The chamber recognized several outstanding businesses and individuals at the event. Award Winners: Spirit of Pittsburg – Harvey Dean, Founder and CEO of Pitsco Education Small Business of the Year – SilverCreek Medical Reimbursement Solutions City of Pittsburg Employ…

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6 issues central to Green Party candidate Jill Stein's campaign

America has a two-party system, as opposed to the parliamentary systems in Europe that allow for the rise and fall of third-party candidates whose platforms are oftentimes built on trending issues of the times. But cries for third-party candidates in this particular election, Decision 2016, are louder than any election in recent memory. One such candidate is already in the race — Dr. Jill Stein.

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Robbery at Kum & Go in Joplin

The Newton County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the report of a white male that entered the store w/ a gun around 12:30 AM and demanded money. An armed man robbed the Kum & Go at 53rd and Rangeline early Thursday morning. That vehicle is similar to a vehicle that may have been used at an armed robbery at the convenience store @ I-49 & Gateway Drive just a couple days ago. A dark colored Pontiac The investigation is ongoing. 

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Armed Robbery at Galena Pizza Hut

On today’s date at approximately 5:35 PM a male subject walked into the Pizza Hut on East 7th in Galena, KS. He pointed a hand gun at employees and demanded all money from the Cash Registers. The suspect was wearing a gray hoodie w/ a white superman emblem on the front, a pair of jeans and a full face black motorcycle helmet. (An) employee complied with his demands. The subject exited the store with an undisclosed amount of money and headed East on 7th Street on a motorcycle. If anyon…

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Chanute man sentenced to life in prison for Jessica’s Law charges

A Chanute man was sentenced today to life in prison for three counts of rape of a person under 14 years of age, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. William D. Joyce, 33, of Chanute, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for at least 75 years for three counts of rape. The defendant will also serve lifetime post release supervision. Joyce was found guilty of all three charges by a Coffey County jury in April.