News to Know: $70 Thousand in stolen property recovered, Fatal shooting aboard Amtrak train

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DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. – Officers in Delaware County arrest a man with outstanding warrants involving stolen property and pending federal charges. Gerald Starr was taken into custody on outstanding warrants from the Cherokee Nation. According to Sherriff James Beck, Starr became a person of interest earlier this month when he allegedly stole a trailer. Authorities searched his property at the time, but nothing was found. Following a second search warrant, authorities located an item of interest in Starr’s storage unit and alerted federal agencies. Officials say they located Starr in a stolen travel trailer at an RV park in Oklahoma following the third search warrant. Authorities say they found approximately $70-thousand dollars worth of stolen items and more federal charges are coming.

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – A person is dead after a shooting aboard an Amtrak train in Missouri … and the suspect is still on-the-run. Police say the shooting happened Friday night while the train was stopped at the Lee’s Summit train station. Officers say the train left the station after the shooting and continued to its next stop with the wounded person still on-board. Police got the initial call for the shooting at 9:15 pm after the train reached Independence. EMS crews declared the victim was dead when they arrived. Officers say the suspect was a passenger on the train, and got off the train in Lee’s Summit. It is unclear why the train kept moving after the shooting.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Calypso Scuba in Joplin holds an underwater Texas Hold-em’ tournament, but, not just because it sounded like a cool idea. For a $20 dollar entry fee, you could take part in the tournament, and that fee goes to the Joplin Area Firefighters charitable causes. There were prizes awarded to the top four players. Organizers say giving back, is just something they love to do as often as they can.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Over the weekend, the Joplin Public Library held a special presentation. It’s called, City of Hope, Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, the poster exhibit honors Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s final vision for all Americans to be equal. The exhibit examines the “Poor People’s Campaign” which drew thousands to Washington to demand social reform while living in a tent city called Resurrection City. It features 18 posters, said to help people engage with the historical and present day relevance. City of Hope is on display now until February 28th.

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