News to Know: Police investigate deadly Pittsburg shooting, new canine added to force, and participants run for the dogs

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PITTSBURG, Kan. – One person is dead, one injured, and another in custody following a shooting late Saturday night in Pittsburg. According to the Pittsburg Police Department, just before 11:00pm Saturday night, numerous 911 calls came in of people reporting multiple gunshots around the 100 Block of West 23rd Street. When officers arrived, they located two female victims. 40-year-old Stephanie Short of Pittsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene. 46-year-old Velma Cubie of Kansas City had gunshot wounds as well and was transported to Via Christi in stable condition. Police identified the suspect as 39-year-old James Hamilton of Pittsburg. Hamilton was taken into custody by police. Officials have requested charges of murder in the first degree and attempted murder in the first degree. Read more abut the shooting here.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Pittsburg Police Department has announced the addition of a new K9 officer to its force. Rone is a two-year-old German Shepherd brought in from Poland. Rone will be paired with officer Zachary Dainty. Together, they completed a six-week certification course through Patriot K9 and are certified in narcotics detection, human trafficking and suspect apprehension.

JOPLIN, Mo. – On Saturday Joplin Humane Society hosted it’s second annual Fast and Furriest Drift 5k and Fun Run. Runners of all ages, human and dog, lined up at the starting line to raise money for Joplin Humane Society. Vendors also gathered to show their support for the race by having goodies for the dogs. Whether people walked, ran, or pushed strollers, everyone had a good time to support the community. Click here to see more images from the race.

CARTHAGE, Mo. – On Saturday Jasper County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Community Safety Day for the area. The sheriff’s office wants the community to learn more about what they do day to day to keep the community safe. K9 units and SWAT held demonstrations to show what they go through while in the field. Many local vendors came to showcase what the community had to offer. And a shooting demo was held inside to practice shooting at targets. Popcorn, hamburgers, and snow cones where offered to the public.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: The Joplin Rotary and the Joplin FFA worked together cooking at the Joplin Farmers Market this past weekend to raise money to support the Ronald McDonald House. This morning we are asking… how are you involved in the community? Join our KOAM Facebook discussion and weigh in on our KOAM InstaPoll @ koamnewsnow.com/vote.