News to Know: rollover crash in Joplin, treats and tails

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JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin emergency 911 responds to a 2 vehicle crash at 2nd and Patterson Thursday night just before 11. Authorities say a maroon Toyota Highlander was traveling west when it rolled over on its side. It was then struck by a southbound white Dodge Journey. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and authorities report no one was injured.

MCALESTER, Ok. — On Thursday — Oklahoma executed a man who killed his 9-month-old daughter 20 years ago. Attorneys for Benjamin Cole did not dispute that he killed Brianna Cole in 2002. But they argued that Cole was severely mentally ill and that he had a growing lesion on his brain that had worsened in recent years. He was the 6th Oklahoma inmate to be executed since the state resumed carrying them out in October 21.

JOPLIN, Mo. — MODOT begins preparing for the possibility of severe winter weather this year. On Thursday — the department held its winter weather drill. It consisted of crews being deployed to react to a simulated forecast of significant snow for the entire state. Officials say the drill is even more important this year because of staffing shortages.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — On Thursday — some Special Olympics Kansas athletes got a “treat” of a lesson on local trails. Special Olympics Kansas hosted a “Treat and Trails” event for kids at the Watco Trail in Pittsburg. The event provides a chance for athletes to learn the local trail systems and how athletes can use them to access community resources.