Today’s top headlines (1/24/2020)

News you need to know before you head out the door

MULBERRY, Kan – Officers arrest two suspects in Mulberry, Kansas after a nine hour standoff. Kaitlynn McMurry and William Patton were arrested last night. The officers surrounded the home they were hiding in around noon yesterday. They demanded McMurry and Patton leave the home unarmed after they told the suspects they had a warrant for their arrest as well as a search warrant for the house. Officers brought the two out around nine. The two are suspects in multiple crimes in Allen, Woodson, and Crawford County. There are no reports of injuries from the standoff.

NEOSHO, Mo – Authorities investigate a possible arson in Neosho, Missouri.  Police say they received a call about a fire at 12966 Kerman Lane just before 6:00 P.M. When they arrived, they found a home engulfed in flames. The Neosho Fire Department put out the fire with the help of the Seneca Fire District. Investigators say the house was abandoned and there were no utilities. They ask anyone with additional information to contact the Neosho Police Depeartment.

MISSOURI – Missouri begins to issue licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries. The Sarcoxie Nursery and Suzanne’s Natural Foods were both denied dispensary licenses while Doctor Lisa Roark of the Cassville Dispensary was approved. State rules say 24 dispensaries in all eight congressional districts will be approved. A full list of approved and denied business is expected to be released later today.

CARTHAGE, Mo – Voters in Carthage will take to the polls in April to decide whether they want to extend a property levy. The levy will be used to renovate and expand the Carthage Technical Center. School Officials say the levy would not require a tax increase it would only extend the current levy until 2025. If passed, officials say the future funds would go towards adding new class rooms and renovating the old tech center.