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News To Know: mass shooting exercise, KDOT winter preparation

MIAMI, Okla. – Local health institutes and Miami Public Schools teamed up today to put on a large-scale mock shooting exercise. Although only a drill, local law enforcement officers treated the situation as if it was real. Officials say the drill was designed to challenge local resources and personnel with numerous mock injuries and causalities. Click here for more information about this exercise.

SE KANSAS – The Kansas Department of Transportation says they are ramping up operations to prepare for a harsh winter. KDOT Officials in southeast Kansas say they prepare for a harsh winter every year, just in case. For more information about KDOT’s winter road preparations, click here.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Leafy Green Farms and Community Green Farms are teaming up together to bring hydroponic farms to 10 area high schools. Each farm is hyper-organic and can grow up to 2 acres of produce a year, giving the schools and surrounding communities fresh produce throughout the year.

JOPLIN, Mo. –Liberty Utilities in Joplin continues its Liberty Elves campaign this year by including elders in the Christmas celebration. Each year, Liberty gathers the names of elderly neighbors from local agencies and the ‘Christmas Elves’ help deliver gifts to them. Click here if you would like to read more about this story.

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