News to Know: Grove woman dies in head-on crash, New details in Joplin shooting, and volunteers clean up downtown Joplin

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GROVE, Okla. – A Grove, Oklahoma woman is dead after a crash in Delaware County. Authorities say 68-year-old Donna Hill was driving west on County Road East 260 about three and a half miles north of Grove. Troopers say she attempted to turn south on State Highway 10 and was hit by a pickup. Hill was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital in good condition.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Authorities in Joplin release the name of a victim killed during a shooting Monday. Police say that victim is 46-year-old Kenneth Mathews of Joplin. An autopsy for Mathews is scheduled for Friday. Authorities are not yet releasing the name of a second victim who was shot, but that victim remains in critical condition. The shooting happened just after 6:00pm Monday near the intersection of 5th and Connor. Police say the suspect drove off after the shooting in a dark colored vehicle. Follow the latest updates on this story here.

TOPEKA, Kan. – A top Kansas government attorney argues congressional redistricting is naturally political, and the Kansas Supreme Court shouldn’t try to decide when partisanship goes too far. Justice Dan Biles chastised Kansas Solicitor General Brant Laue for making the comment, saying it was equivalent to saying “boys will be boys”. The State Supreme Court heard arguments in the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling striking down a Republican congressional redistricting law, though it’s unclear when they will give their ruling.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Downtown Joplin Alliance is taking time to clean up the downtown area. The group is doing projects like picking up trash, raking, pulling weeds, and laying down mulch. All the work is volunteer based. The group meets to do work in the community twice a month.

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