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PITTSBURG, Kan. – The KBI assists Pittsburg police with a death investigation. A little after 7:15 yesterday morning the Pittsburg police department discovered the body of Tylei Messer in a home. Pittsburg police requested assistance from the KBI shortly afterward.

AFTON, Okla. – An Afton, Oklahoma man dies following a wreck on U.S. 60 yesterday morning. Police say a truck rear-ended a car driven by Theodore Dappen when he slowed down to turn onto County Road 520. EMS transported dappen to the hospital where he was pronounced dead in the operating room late last night.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin City Council approved the acceptance of grant funds for improvements at the Joplin Regional Airport. The funds will be used to reconstruct 3,000 feet of the main runway and replace runway lights. The grant — totaling nearly eight million dollars — comes from the FAA as well as from the Cares Act.