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  • MAN DIES IN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

Authorities in Poteau, Oklahoma, which is two hours south of Miami, are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting after a suspected robbery. They say a Poteau officer was called to an E-Z Mart convenience store early yesterday morning. According to law enforcement, a man was holding up the clerk at knife point. When the officer arrived, police say he saw the man and fired one shot. A deputy reportedly heard that shot, then entered the store and fired another shot. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • MO VEHICLE STOP REPORT RELEASED

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt released the 2018 Vehicle Stops Report. The statewide summary is based off population figures from 2010 census data. According to the report, African Americans represent about 11% of the driving age population, but accounted for more than 19% of all vehicle stops.

  • LEE CEMETERY VANDALIZED

Authorities in Lawrence County have charged three people with vandalism at the "Lee Cemetery" near Verona. Authorities say the crime happened just after Memorial Day. The suspects are accused of destroying 
about 50 headstones at the cemetery. Some of those date back to the 18-hundreds. So far authorities have arrested only one of the suspects: 17-year-old Curtis Board from Aurora. 

  • KANSAS GOVERNOR SEEKS FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is seeking a major Presidential Declaration for public assistance for 63 Kansas Counties recovering from severe weather. The declaration would cover damage from record rains and numerous tornadoes beginning April 28 through May. The request includes Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Woodson and Wilson counties.
 


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