News To Know: Arrive Alive Tour, Burgers & Badges

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FORT SCOTT, Kan. – A fifth person is extradited back to southeast Kansas and charged with the attempted murder of a Fort Scott, Kansas man, 39-year-old Kenneth Bevins. The latest suspect is 23-year-old Cody Tindill of Fort Scott. Authorities arrested him out of state. On November 2 they extradited him back to Fort Scott and booked him into the Bourbon County Jail. Kenneth Bevins remains in critical condition. Click here to read more about this story.

JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin police release the preliminary cause of death in the double homicide which occurred at the 2200 block of Annie Baxter. Joplin police said that autopsies for Stacy Rush and Erik Stampfli were completed and both died from gunshot wounds. Rush and Stampfli were found dead shortly after 9:20 on Monday night. The suspect in their deaths shot himself Wednesday during a confrontation with newton county deputies. He later died. To read more about this story, click here.

McDONALD COUNTY, Mo. — The “Arrive Alive Tour” brought its sobering message to McDonald County high school. Students get into an actual disabled vehicle and put on a virtual reality headset. Sensors are connected to the vehicle’s gas and brake pedals and steering wheel, enabling the participant to experience simulated drugged driving — even a crash — without real-life consequences.

PITTSBURG, Kan — Pittsburg kicks off the annual Badges and Burgers event today. The event unites the community to enjoy food, fellowship, and raise funds for local children who have been sexually abused. The funds go to Children’s Advocacy Center — a neutral place for children to participate in an interview to talk about what has happened to them. The event is important as the police and Children’s Advocacy Center work closely to solve cases.