Pittsburg

April 29, 2019 - 8:57 pm
Pittsburg State University students are experimenting with developing a sustainable food production system that can grow plants without soil while also raising fish. The group is working with the university's biology department and Enactus, a nonprofit that encourages entrepreneurship. Hydroponics...
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March 14, 2019 - 6:58 pm
The Kansas Attorney General's office says it executed a search warrant at a southeast Kansas hospital that closed last month. The search warrant was executed in February at Oswego Community College, about a week after the hospital and two other medical facilities in Labette County closed. C.J...
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October 14, 2018 - 5:58 pm
Construction of a new taxiway and renovation of a runway at Atkinson Municipal Airport in Pittsburg are nearly complete. Airport manager Bill Pyle says the airport averages about 15 to 20 flights a day, with all the plans either privately owned or owned by businesses. The Joplin Globe reports the...
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April 25, 2018 - 6:50 pm
A former Kansas police officer has been sentenced to 24 months of probation for groping a woman while taking her to jail. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports that Jesse Edward Lorenzo Davis, 22, of Carthage, Missouri, also was ordered Wednesday to register as a sex offender after pleading no contest...
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March 08, 2018 - 8:01 pm
A former police officer in southeast Kansas has pleaded no contest to charges of sexually assaulting a woman he arrested during a domestic disturbance. The Joplin Globe reports that Jessie Davis, 22, took a plea bargain on Tuesday in Crawford County District Court. Davis surrendered himself to...
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December 06, 2017 - 8:43 pm
The parent company of EaglePicher Technologies is planning to sell the longtime Joplin employer but no deal is imminent. Penny Gibson, vice president of human resources at EaglePicher, said St. Louis-based VECTRA has told employees that the process of selling the company is in the early stages. The...
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November 13, 2017 - 9:55 pm
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man, 20, is facing charges in two states after he allegedly committed a string of vehicle thefts that ended when OnStar disabled one of the automobiles. The Crawford County Sheriff's Department says officers were called early Sunday to a vehicle theft in rural...
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October 13, 2017 - 8:35 am
Matthew Darby was found in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Watch the latest video at
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September 21, 2017 - 8:51 pm
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Pittsburg officials say the city has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former police officer. Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall says former officer Tommy Leftwich agreed to a $400,000 settlement. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports Leftwich alleged that he was...
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September 13, 2017 - 9:48 pm
GIRARD, Kan. (AP) — A former Pittsburg police officer is charged after he allegedly coerced a woman he had arrested into improper sexual contact in exchange for helping her in her legal case. Jessie Edward Loren Davis, 22, of Carthage, Missouri, surrendered at the Crawford County jail Tuesday. He...
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