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Wesley House and Salvation Army Distribution – December 14th, 15th

Two Pittsburg non-profit agencies are partnering this week to distribute Christmas food boxes, blankets and toys, helping many low-income Crawford County families to brighten their holidays. Wesley House and the Pittsburg Salvation Army will host their annual Christmas Distribution on December 14 and 15 at the Pittsburg State University Student Recreation Center/Pittsburg National Guard Armory. The building is located at 2001 S. Rouse Avenue in Pittsburg. The event will be held from…

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ACLU Seeks Re-examination of Sentence in OK Child Abuse Case

   An Oklahoma judge cited a technical issue in dismissing a lawsuit to re-examine the case of a woman who failed to report that her boyfriend abused her children.     The American Civil Liberties Union filed the petition calling 33-year-old Tondalao Hall’s sentence disproportionate.     In 2006, Hall was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to failing to protect two of her children. The boyfriend pleaded guilty to child ab…

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Ferguson Missouri Reviews Old Court Cases

    Ferguson, Missouri is reviewing thousands of  municipal court cases to determine which should be thrown out.     The fatal August 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown prompted a Justice Department investigation that resulted in a consent agreement between Ferguson and the U.S. Department of Justice in  2016.     U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry on Tuesday heard a status update on that agreement      The…