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JOPLIN, Mo. – A car-jacking leads to a vehicle crash and the suspect’s arrest. Joplin police confirm a man pulled a woman from her car in the food for less parking lot Sunday night and sped away, crashing the vehicle near Parr Hill Park, and fleeing the scene on foot. Police later found the suspect hiding in a nearby neighborhood where a K9 unit tracked him down. The woman suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A 4-year old girl in Columbia, Missouri was killed Friday, when she was hit by a police cruiser. According to the crash report, an officer was trying to park on the sidewalk near a high school, so that she could watch students get onto the school buses. The report says the officer hit and killed 4-year old Gabriella Curry, who was walking on the sidewalk at the time.

TOPEKA, Kan. – Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas announced on Friday that he will not be seeking re-election in 2020. It would have been a run for his fifth senate term. The 82-year old senator says he is proud to have represented the state for so many years. Roberts will serve the remainder of his senate term.

WASHINGTON – With the partial government shutdown now in its third week President Trump is standing firm on his demand for more than $5 Billion dollars for a border wall. Democrats have refused…this week they’re expected to put some pressure on Senate Republicans by passing individual bills in the house to re-open certain government agencies.