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Four-State Staycation: Fort Scott Historic Driving Tour

FORT SCOTT, Kan. – You’ve probably heard the saying “life’s about the journey, not the destination.” The same can be said about travel. Sometimes the drive can be just as rewarding. That’s what Fort Scott, Kansas hopes prove with its self-guided Historic Driving Tour.

The course takes you through 52 beautiful Victorian homes built between 1842 and 1919. For more information on the tour, you can go to visitfortscott.com.

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Tulsa man admits allowing children to die in hot vehicle

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A Tulsa man has pleaded guilty to allowing his 4-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son to die of heat exposure in his pickup truck.

Court documents show 32-year-old Dustin Dennis pleaded guilty Tuesday to child neglect charges in federal court in Tulsa. In a signed plea agreement, Dennis said he “got high on cocaine” in June 2020 and later fell asleep, leaving 4-year-old Tegan Dennis and 3-year-old Ryan Dennis unsupervised and allowing them to get into his truck, where he found them dead four hours later.

Dennis faces three to six years in prison when sentenced on Nov. 10.

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Pittsburg woman takes stolen vehicle to McDonalds drive-thru

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg police arrest a woman after they say she took a stolen vehicle to McDonalds for breakfast.

Authorities say they received a stolen vehicle report Friday morning at 6:24 a.m. on the 1100 block of S Elm St. in Pittsburg. The victim reported a woman with long white hair got into his 2021 Nissan Altima and drove away. Police say the keys were left in the exterior lock of the home’s front door.

Pittsburg police located the vehicle at around 6:37 a.m. driving north on Broadway Street. Authorities arrested the 55-year-old driver. Before her arrest, it was revealed the woman made a stop at the McDonald’s drive-thru and purchased breakfast. She was booked in the Crawford County Jail for felony theft where she’s held on a $3,000 bond.

Formal charges have not yet been filed.

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Diamond man killed in late night wreck south of Galena

GALENA, Kan. – A Diamond, Missouri man dies in a two vehicle wreck south of Galena, Kansas Thursday night.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old James Wealot’s car crossed the centerline and struck a car driven by 38-year-old April Mathis of Galena just before 11:00 p.m.

Wealot was pronounced dead at the scene. An ambulance transported Mathis to a Joplin hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Person “suspiciously fell” out of vehicle on I-49

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Highway Patrol said that someone ‘suspiciously fell’ from a vehicle on I-49 just north of Harrisonville, MO on Friday morning.

The Missouri Highway Patrol tweeted out some details of the incident on Saturday. Authorities said it happened at 11:20 a.m. on Friday on northbound I-49 at MM 162.

The individual suffered non-life threatening injuries, but was unable to describe how the incident happened.

 

The Highway Patrol also tweeted out video of an orange vehicle that was seen “immediately after the person fell onto the highway.” Call Troop A at 816-622-0800 if you have any information.

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Watered Gardens donates vehicle to Four-State mother

JOPLIN, Mo. – When you’re thinking about donating to a local charity, you don’t have to think in terms of just cash. There are other donations that could be just as life changing for people in need, like a car.

Someone donated a 2006 Toyota Sienna van to Watered Gardens Ministry. Watered Gardens gave that car to Teddi Jones, a mother at their Washington Family Hope Center.

“They were super excited,” said Jones when asked how her kids reacted. “They kept asking me, ‘Did you get your tags? Did you get your tags?’ And yesterday when when I got the tags, I got home and they’re like, ‘Lets go driving!’ And I said ‘Well we’re going to drive to church and that’s where we are going.’”

Watered Gardens Ministries thanks everyone for their donations over the years, big or small.