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A fifth suspect has been arrested in the alleged attempted murder of 39-year-old Kenneth Bevins of Fort Scott in September, the Fort Scott Police Department announced this week.  more
A southwestern Missouri couple has been charged in federal court for their roles in the alleged kidnapping and murder of a pregnant Arkansas woman earlier this week.  more
Badges and Burgers
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As a way to raise funds for the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Pittsburg police and fire departments teamed up to provide burger lunches for the community for only $5 on Friday afternoon.   more
Local holiday store gears up for the season
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On Thursday evening, The Christmas Shoppe and the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business After Hours event at where Chamber members could socialize and, of course, shop for holiday décor and gifts, as well as hear about The Christmas Shoppe’s upcoming tree lighting ceremony.   more
Cato Kids’ Day  
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Over 600 elementary students representing 10 area schools, from Liberal, Missouri, to Uniontown, Kansas, visited the historic Cato School despite a chance for rain and thunderstorms on Friday, according to Katherine Spigarelli, president of the Cato Historical Preservation Association.  more
PSU honors authors
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Every year, Pittsburg State University professors produce a wide range of writing, from academic journal articles, to poetry, to fiction and non-fiction books. On Thursday, the 39th Annual University Authors Reception was held at PSU’s Leonard H. Axe Library to recognize their work.   more
Miners Hall Museum Chair Linda Roberts and Treasurer Phyllis Bitner appeared before the Crawford County commissioners Friday to announce the museum’s recent acquisition of a Page walking dragline and over half a million dollars in grants and donations to the museum.  more
Coffee for Vets 
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Gentiva Hospice, formerly known as Avalon Hospice, is sponsoring Coffee for Veterans through the month of November. Melanie Wiles, community relations director for Gentiva, said this is the first year the hospice has sponsored this event, running it on a trial basis at three local Pittsburg eateries: Harry’s Café, Otto’s Café, and Bob’s Grill.   more
Two area women have been sentenced and ordered to pay restitution for their convictions for crimes against the Kansas Medicaid program, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office said Thursday.  more
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that federal, state and local law enforcement had executed a coordinated nationwide takedown, conducting searches, seizures and arrests in nine states, taking 21 suspects into custody, including several from northeastern Oklahoma.  more
Lord’s Diner introduces new food truck
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Joe Dellasega, chair of the Pittsburg Lord’s Diner Advisory Council, says that “meeting people where they are” is the sentiment that drives the mission of The Lord’s Diner.  more
Holiday Shopping Ladies’ Night
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To gear up for the holiday season, the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Holiday Shopping Ladies’ Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Kansas Crossing Casino.   more
SMC presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof Jr.’
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Students of St. Mary’s Colgan (SMC) will once again show the public their skills in theatre with their upcoming production of “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.,” which will be held on Saturday.   more
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CFSEK hosts annual grant celebration
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On Wednesday evening the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) hosted its annual grant celebration at the Frisco Event Center, celebrating the 91 grants awarded in 2022, totaling $288,854.   more
Parks and Rec to provide Safe Sitter Class
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Trusting a teenager with a young child’s life is a big deal, which is why the City of Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department will be having a Safe Sitter Class at Memorial Auditorium in mid-December.   more
Together with the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc. and the Beefmaster Breeders United, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted an inbound trade team in mid-October 2022, ahead of the annual Beefmaster Breeders United convention. more
A 13-year-old boy died in a head-on collision with a semi truck last week in Labette County after allegedly stealing a pickup from a Parsons dealership, according to police.  more
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