News To Know: home engulfed in flames, suspect on the loose

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – Around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, Duenweg fire department was alerted to a house fire in the Prosperity area. The house located at 19910 Ely road was engulfed in fire by the time the Jasper County deputies arrived. The investigation determined that the resident was not home at the time of the fire. Mutual aid arrived from Joplin, Webb City, Oronogo, and Carthage. The fire was declared under control at 2:55 a.m. and no firefighters were injured. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Click here if you’d like to read more about this story.

BOURBON COUNTY, Kan. – The Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office asks the public to look out for a wanted suspect who they say may be armed and dangerous. Officers say Jai Terrance Scott Jr. is wanted in connection with a Felony Pursuit in Bourbon County. Click here for more information about this suspect.

FRONTENAC, Kan. – Every fall Festa Italiana makes its way back to Frontenac Kansas. Festa Italiana gives people the opportunity to see the heritage of Southeast Kansas and why it is the way it is today. The funds raised go toward student development grants and semester scholarships for all Frontenac high school graduates. Enjoy this past article about Festa Italiana: Festa Italiana returns to Frontenac for 22nd year.

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – Carl Junction today hosted its 25th Annual Bluegrass Festival at Center Creek Park. Officials say they are excited to commemorate 25 years of celebrations with plenty of fun for the family including:

  • Food trucks
  • Crafts
  • Beer & Wine garden
  • Petting zoo
  • Bounce houses
  • Live music

The festival says they have over 20 food vendors and more than 60 craft booths. Click here to read more about the 2022 Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival.