CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. - A Riverton woman was sentenced last week for operating a methamphetamine lab along with children in the home. Officers say Shayna Nichole Cowgill-Wittenmyer, 37, of Riverton, received an 8-year prison term last week in Cherokee County District Court after pleading to Possessing Meth with Intent to Distribute and Aggravated Child Endangerment. Click here if you would like to read more.
PITTSBURG, Kan. - The Pittsburg Police Department launches new technology that allows the community to text 911 rather than just call. The new texting system allows operators to equally fast responding to texts or calls. The police department says the system can improved communication with people who have disabilities and victims who do not have the ability to verbally call for help. There are some limitations to the service.
JOPLIN, Mo. - The Joplin police department provided some useful skills to prepare for the unexpected. The Ozark Center Hope Spring today received Active Shooter Training basics from the Joplin Police Department to better prepare employees in the incident of a shooting. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the most effective way for businesses to respond to an active shooter situation is to receive updated training at least once a year. If you would like to read more about this article, click here.
CARTHAGE, Mo. - One of Carthage, Missouri's largest motels was temporarily shut down last week due to "life safety issues" posed to the public. Officials say they discovered problems at quality inn and suites with the fire suppression system.Those issues include:
sheetrock that had fallen from the ceiling in the room with the swimming pool
broken insulation near the fire suppression system
Officials say some work is needed to be done before the motel can reopen. Click here to read more about this story.