• 2014’s Top 10 News Stories
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    2014’s Top 10 News Stories

    These are the ten biggest, most important news stories of 2014, according to me. Number 10, the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The police-caused deaths of two unarmed African American men: Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, shows that a lot of police departments in America need some significant reform, especially when it comes to the area of race-relations. The heavily armed, extreme response of officers to the protesters in Ferguson was especially disturbing. Mass protests were held throughout the country when the officers responsible for both killings were not indicted by grand juries, a year after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder…

  • Big 3 News stories on Joplin News First
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    Big 3 News stories on Joplin News First

    WINTRY MIX.((7-DAY))AFTER WE HAVE OUR LAST DAY OF SPRING LIKE WEATHER, THE WEEKEND STARTS OFF WITH A WINTRY MIX THAT COULD LEAD TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. THERE IS A CHANCE THAT WE GET SOME SNOWFALL BUT IT COMES DOWN TO THE MINOR DETAILS. NEXT WEEK BEGINS TO WARM BACK UP BUT THE NEXT SYSTEM ARRIVES TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. THAT COULD BE THE NEXT CHANCE FOR SNOWFALL. STORIES FROM THE WEEK.AND YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THEM ON FOUR

  • Big 3 Joplin News First stories
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    Big 3 Joplin News First stories

    OUR VERY OWN SHANNON BECKER JOINS US.WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE BIG 3 “JOPLIN NEWS FIRST” STORIES FROM THE WEEK.AND YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THEM ON FOUR STATES HOME PAGE DOT COM. IMPAIRED DRIVER AND ENGAGED IT IN PURSUIT THROUGH SOME CITY STREETS THAT EVENTUALLY LED IT TO NEAR 7TH AND MAIDEN LANE THAT THEN TOOK IT WESTBOUND 7TH STREET TOWARDS KANSAS AND INTO GALENA.THE DRIVER THEN EXITED THE VEHICLE IN GALENA ON FOOT NEAR THE 400 BLOCK OF SOUTH MAIN. GALENA OFFICERS SET UP A PERIMETER AND A K-9 FROM JOPLIN ASSISTED THE SEARCH ON FOOT.MONDAY AT ABOUT 8:00 PM GALENA POLICE DEPARTMENT EXECUTED A SEARCH WARRANT AT 600…

  • O.J. Simpson Joins Twitter and Trump Kicks Out His Chief of Staff for Coughing
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    O.J. Simpson Joins Twitter and Trump Kicks Out His Chief of Staff for Coughing

    I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day. Like a lot of the people, I spent the day on FaceTime looking up my dad’s nose. I go, “Dad, you control the cam–” “What? I think I hung up.” “No, you didn’t, Dad.” [ Laughter ] It’s only Monday, but it’s already been a crazy week. Tensions are rising with Iran, and people are worried we might be headed for a war. But America’s actually facing an even bigger threat. -O.J. Simpson has joined Twitter. -That’s right. [ Laughter ] O.J. Simpson joined Twitter. Yeah, if you thought Trump on Twitter was scary, wait ’til you get a notification that says,…

  • Big 3 stories from Joplin News First
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    Big 3 stories from Joplin News First

    SHANNON BECKER WITH JOPLIN NEWS FIRST IS HERE WITH OUR BIG THREE STORIES OF THE WEEK! GARY “CAT” JOHNSON HAD BEEN MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, GRADUATING IN 1978. HE WAS A BIG PART OF MEMORIAL’S TWO STATE TITLE TEAMS. JOHNSON THEN PLAYED COLLEGE BASKETBALL AT ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY WHERE HE SCORED OVER 1,000 POINTS. LOCAL CLASSIC CAR GROUP, CAR BUDDIES, VOLUNTEER EACH YEAR TO DRIVE THE KIDS OF THE SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPT TO PROM IN THEIR CLASSIC RIDES.LEANN AND RON DARBY’S SON, COLE, WAS A SENIOR AT JOPLIN HIGH PROM. WELL THE PROBLEM BEING HE DIDN’T HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE.SO THEY DECIDED TO GET SOME OF THEIR FRIENDS IN THE CLASSIC…