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Local News

6-Vehicle Crash Near Frontenac Injures 6

Six people were taken to hospitals after a six vehicle crash Wednesday morning north of Frontenac.  The Kansas State Highway Patrol says a semi hit three cars that were stopped at the red light at the junction of US Highways 69 and 160.  One of those vehicles ended up hitting another semi.  The first semi then made a hard left turn and hit a pickup in the northbound lane of 69, knocking it onto the passenger side. 

These people were taken to area hospitals with injuries: 34-year-old April Semrad of Galesburg, 44-year-old Trudy Richwine of Erie, Avery Semrad of Galesburg (age not listed),  30-year-old Deanna Garrett of Pittsburg, 53-year-old Douglas Simpson of Fort Scott and K Graham, age & address unknown.

The driver of the first semi. 30-year-old Eric Christopher of Red Oak, OK and the driver of the second semi, 47-year-old Sammy Stoots of Jay, were not injured. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol tells News Talk KZRG the accident is under investigation.

Record Winner At Downstream

Someone who went to Downstream Casino Saturday night left with a lot more money than when they went in. That person, who wants to remain anonymous, won over $2.65 million playing the Avatar penny slot machine. Downstream public relations manager Sean Harrison tells News Talk KZRG the Avatar game is connected with similar games at casinos around the country.

"He was playing max bet, 300 pennies, or three dollars.  And that's how you win the big major national jackpot--if you're lucky, and he was very lucky."

While the winner of that jackpot isn't commenting, Harrison spoke to a Downstream worker who saw the winner's reaction.  "The guy was almost in shock and sort of had to sit there and ponder this for a while and come to terms with what just happened."

Harrison says the $2.65 million is the most anyone has won at Downstream in one shot. It's double the previous record jackpot of $1.3 million.

Joplin's Brown Signs With MSSU

Joplin High School product Charlie Brown has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Missouri Southern.

Brown, a 6-1, 180 pound guard comes to Southern from Joplin High School where he was a four-year starter for coach Jeff Williams and the Eagles. He was a four-time All-Conference, four-time All-District and this season was an All-State selection. Brown scored 1,865 career points for the Eagles, where as a senior, he averaged 23.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals. He scored 498 points as a senior and had 16 games with 20 or more points, and four games at 30 points or more. 

Brown is the son of Arthur and Susan Brown and is undecided on his future major at Southern. 

Victory 4 Haiti

A Joplin ministry wants to help feed students in Haiti. On Saturday, April 26th, Victory Ministry will assemble hundreds of volunteers for a single purpose.

"To package 280,000 meals, to be able to present those to the students of the Haitian Christian mission in Fonds Parisien, Haiti."

Clifford Wert, the treasurer and board trustee of Victory Ministry, tells News Talk KZRG they have over 11-hundred volunteers signed up, but they need 16-hundred. If you'd like to volunteer for a two hour shift, you can do that at .

Pittsburg Man Arrested For DUI

A Pittsburg man has been arrested for DUI after his car hit a light pole early Wednesday. About 12:30am, Pittsburg Police were called to an accident in the 1400 block of South Broadway. A car driven by 21 year old Michael Buddenhagen Junior of Pittsburg hit a light pole. A passenger in his car, 31-year-old Patrick Simmons of Arma, was taken to Via Christi Hospital with possible injuries.

Bowe Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charges

Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering in connection with his November arrest for possessing marijuana.

Bowe paid $610 in fines after his plea was entered Wednesday in Riverside's municipal court. City prosecutor Amy Ashefford says Bowe's amended charges are no different from what others get when charged with speeding and possessing pot for the first time.

Bowe's attorney, Kevin Regan, says the case is closed and there is no admission of guilt for the marijuana charge, which was dismissed.

Bowe was pulled over in the Kansas City suburb on Nov. 10 for driving 48 in a 35 mph zone. He was arrested after police found a black bag containing his wallet, driver's license and two containers of suspected marijuana.

Cruz Endorses Shannon For OK US Senate Seat

Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is touting the endorsement of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Shannon's race for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat.

Shannon campaign consultant Trebor Worthen told The Associated Press Wednesday that Cruz has endorsed Shannon and is set to appear at a rally in Tulsa along with former Alaska Gov. and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.

Palin and Lee endorsed Shannon previously.

Shannon is a Republican from Lawton and is among seven GOP candidates in the race to replace Sen. Tom Coburn for the last two years of his term. U.S. Rep. James Lankford and former state Sen. Randy Brogdon are also in the race as are three Democrats and an independent.

Nixon: Tax Cut Is Reckless

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is describing a tax-cut bill passed by the Legislature as a ``reckless fiscal experiment.''

The Democratic governor indicated Wednesday that he likely will veto the income tax cut, just as he did a similar bill passed last year by the Republican-led Legislature.

Nixon convened a news conference to denounce the legislation a mere hour after the House gave it final approval on a 104-48 vote.

The legislation would gradually cut Missouri's top individual income tax rate and phase in a new deduction for people who report business income on personal tax returns. The tax cuts would begin in 2017, but only if state revenues keep rising.

Nixon says the tax cuts would ``drastically slash the income of our state'' and harm education funding.

MO Tax Cut Goes To Governor

Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to an income tax cut for individuals and many business owners.

The vote Wednesday by the Republican-led House could set up a veto showdown with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Nixon rejected a tax cut last year and has voiced concerns that this year's measure could jeopardize funding for public schools and services.

The legislation would gradually cut Missouri's top individual income tax rate from 6 percent to 5.5 percent and phase in a new 25 percent deduction for business income reported on personal tax returns. The tax cuts would begin in 2017, but only if state revenues rise by at least $150 million.

The bill also would increase a tax deduction for low-income residents and adjust Missouri's tax brackets based on inflation.

Kappa Sigma Raising Money for the Military

Members of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at MSSU are staying up around the clock for 48 hours at the corner of 7th and Duquesne to raise money for one of their philanthropies; Military Heroes. They're hoping to collect $2,500. Member Chad Williams tells News Talk KZRG about the organization.

"They support a lot, like the Fisher House. Fisher House builds houses next to military

Seibert Talks Interim City Attorney

City Attorney Brian Head is leaving for a better opportunity in Lee's Summit, Missouri, which is about twice the size of Joplin. He handed in his resignation Wednesday morning at a meeting with Mayor Michael Seibert. Seibert tells News Talk KZRG who'll likely be filling in until a new city attorney is hired.

"We have Assistant City Attorney Peter Edwards, and it'll take

Joplin City Attorney Resigns

Joplin's City Attorney has resigned. Alderman Mike Woolston has confirmed to News Talk KZRG that City Attorney Brian Head will be leaving to take a job in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

"I got an email from him this morning that he had in fact submitted his resignation to the Mayor and the Mayor Pro Tem. His last day will be May 16th."

News Talk KZRG has left calls with Mayor
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