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Authorities: Pittsburg police car hits pedestrian

Jan. 4, 2021 11:09 AM EST

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A pedestrian was hospitalized over the weekend after being hit by a Pittsburg police vehicle, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Marco Dias, 23, was struck by the vehicle Thursday night on a street in Pittsburg. He was taken to Ascension Via Christi Hospital, The Joplin Globe reported....

Murder, arson charges filed after fatal Joplin house fire

Dec. 11, 2020 12:52 PM EST

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Two women have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man who was trapped inside a burning home in Joplin, police said. Elizabeth M. Baez, 39, of Joplin, and Tiffany A. Lukasiewicz, 39, of Pittsburg, Kansas, were charged Thursday with second-degree murder, first-degree...