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PITTSBURG — A $138,000 grant will help Pittsburg’s homeless by providing housing and a day shelter. On Tuesday, the Pittsburg City Commission accepted a $138,744 federal emergency solutions grant. The annual grant helps the area’s homeless — a need brought to the forefront by a congregation of homeless people living in tents outside of Wesley House. Wesley House and city officials met last week and determined the homeless must leave by Aug.

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 4:40 PM

PITTSBURG — Earlier this summer, Wesley House Executive Director and Pastor Marcee Binder gave a homeless person permission to set up a tent on church property. Since then an estimated 12 to 15 people have camped at...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 4:04 PM

PITTSBURG — Thousands of farmers from around the area converged on a pasture just south of Pittsburg for day one of the annual 4-State Farm Show Friday. This is the 42nd year for the show. One exhibitor said attendance seemed...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 3:35 PM

PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department’s 2016 Corporate Challenge pins Crawford County businesses against each other for the chance to win a plaque and bragging rights associated with the travelling...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 3:04 PM

PITTSBURG — This week’s heat wave has the hottest temperatures of the year, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Wise. Wise said it’s typical to see higher temperatures this time of year, but this...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 1:49 PM

PITTSBURG — A suspect involved in the 2014 murder of Taylor Thomas was sentenced to the maximum 61 months at the Crawford County Judicial Center on Wednesday. Juan Salas-Rueda, 26, was sentenced on aggravated robbery and faces...

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 5:30 PM

PITTSBURG — A recent appointment of Wesley House’s executive director and pastor should benefit homeless people in the region. Marcee Binder, executive director and pastor, was recently appointed to serve on the Kansas...

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM

GIRARD — Greenbush updated parts of the high ropes course on Tuesday.

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 4:13 PM

PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg Police Department hopes a surveillance video will lead to the suspect believed to have stolen two cameras from Sonic Drive-In on Broadway. Lt. Ben Henderson believes the same suspect stole an exterior camera...

Updated Jul 18, 2016 at 5:26 PM

PITTSBURG — Even a small town in Southeast Kansas isn’t immune to the Pokémon Go craze. The mobile app places animated characters in real locations using augmented reality. Tens of millions of people have downloaded the...

Updated Jul 18, 2016 at 4:49 PM

PITTSBURG — Farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses will flock to Pittsburg this weekend for the 42nd Annual Four State Farm Show.

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