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Fighter Jets Collide Over Southern Kansas

Two Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets flying a training exercise out of Tulsa collided in midair over southern Kansas, causing one of the pilots to eject from the aircraft.

Oklahoma National Guard spokesman Col. Max Moss says neither pilot was seriously injured in the collision Monday afternoon southwest of Howard, Kansas.

Moss says the pilot of one jet was able to return to Tulsa International Airport and landed safely. That aircraft was met on the tarmac by several fire and rescue vehicles.

The jets are assigned to the 138th Fighter Wing based at the airport.

A Tulsa International Airport spokeswoman says all runways remained open and referred other questions to the National Guard.

Escape From Vinita Facility

Oklahoma law enforcement is looking for a man who walked away from the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center Sunday night. 52-year-old Edward Stair was last seen west of the facility in Vinita. Stair is six feet tall, 150 pounds with brown hair, green eyes and a tattoo of an anchor on his hand. His crimes include possession of meth, destruction of railroad property and possessing stolen copper. If you know Stair's whereabouts, call 918-256-3392.

Joplin Man Turns Himself In Following Shooting

A Joplin man is recovering Monday after allegedly being shot during an argument by his own cousin around 1:15 Monday morning. Joplin Police responded to the call to 524 South Club. Lt. Matt Stewart tells News Talk KZRG about the victim.

"When we arrived on scene, we located the victim Quincy Wells, he's a 35-year-old male from Joplin. He was inside the residence with an apparent

23 Arrests made at DWI Checkpoint

It was a big night Saturday for the Joplin Police Department, as well as the Southwest Missouri DWI Taskforce checking 1015 drivers at a checkpoint at 7th and Illinois. 23 arrests were made. Lt. Matt Stewart breaks down the numbers.

"We made 5 DWI arrests, issued 27 tickets, issued 47 warnings, and also made arrests on 18 warrants."

The checkpoints are paid for through a grant

MO Senator Roy Blunt Comments on Ebola Travel Restrictions

Missouri US Senator Roy Blunt has one suggestion for a solution to the Ebola problem: suspend all travel VISAs, and don't issue any new ones, until the situation is under control. Blunt tells News Talk KZRG that wouldn't apply to everyone, though:

"That wouldn't prevent American healthcare workers from coming back (to the US) but it would prevent people from those countries,

Remembrance Ceremony In Miami Saturday

Miami will reflect on part of its history this coming Saturday, October 25. The fifth annual British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the GAR Cemetery Saturday morning at 10:30. Cemetery Director Kim Horn tells News Talk KZRG it's to honor 15 British soldiers who died in training accidents when they were learning to become pilots in World War II.

"We have these 15 cadets; they died in training accidents while they were here in our community.  To the staff and I, it feels like they're part of our family.  And to the whole Miami community, it feels like that."

Horn says this year's Remembrance will be different in that it will be held on a Saturday for the first time.  "We had a lot of requests in the last four years, people saying that because they work during the week, it was very  difficult for them to come.  Or they had friends and family that wanted to come.  So we decided this year to try to do it on a Saturday."

Following the ceremony, there will be a reception at the Coleman Theater Ballroom in Miami.

Sen. Blunt On Meet The Press

Amid rising axxiety about the possible spread of Ebola in the US, there are calls for the US to impose a travel ban on people coming from the three West African countries stricken by the deadly virus.  Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press,' Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said he supports suspending visas for people travelling from those countries.

"Everybody that would travel here from those countries, no matter where they get to first, before they get off the plane here, they have to have a visa that allows them to stay here.  I would suspend those visas until we have this under better control and have a sense that the carriers they are using are monitoring this in a better way than they  have been up until now."

Meanwhile, airports in New York, Chicago, Newark, Washington And Atlanta have begun implementing new screening procedures for passengers traveling from the three West African nations.

ATV Fatality Near Carthage

A Carthage man died in an ATV accident Friday afternoon east of Carthage.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 65-year-old Quinton Reynolds was riding on County Road 90, four miles east of Carthage around 4:35pm, when he had a medical condition and his ATV overturned on the roadway. Reynolds was pronounced dead at the scene.

4 Arrested For Burglary/Home Invasion

Four people are in custody in connection with a burglary and home invastion Friday night north of Southwest City.  The suspects left before McDonald County Sheriff's Deputies arrived and stole the victim's car. McDonlad County Sheriff Michael Hall tells News Talk KZRG he stopped one of the two vehicles and arrested two suspects.  The other two suspects were caught at a home south of Anderson.

Timothy Dean Sharp is charged with armed criminal action, burglary, robbery, felony assault and resisting arrest.
Tosha Hayes is charged with armed criminal action, burglary, robbery, felony assault, resisting arrest and trying to bring meth into a jail.
Richard Little and Helen Smith are both charged with burglary and assault.
All four are being held in the McDonald County Detention Center.

Cross Charges Amended

Criminal charges have been amended against an Aurora man accused of fatally shooting three people at suburban Kansas City Jewish sites.  73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. now faces a single capital murder count for all three victims after Johnson County prosecutors dismissed a separate first-degree murder charge.  Cross is accused of killing a man and his 14-year-old grandson in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park on April 13. Prosecutors said Cross then went to the nearby Village Shalom senior care facility and killed a woman. The amended charges say the three were killed as part of a common scheme or course of conduct.


Two Arrested for Home Invasion, Burglary

Two people have been arrested in connection with a home invasion in McDonald County. According to McDonald County Sheriff Michael Hall, his office got a call just before 10pm Friday, October 17th about a burglary happening at a home just north of Southwest City.

According to Hall, the suspects had left in their own vehicle before police arrived, while also stealing the victims' vehicle.

"Rockwell Comes to Life" Exhibit Planned for Spiva

You have a chance to be part of a living art exhibit at Joplin's Spiva Center for the Arts. Shaun Conroy explains:

"We're going to have an event called 'Rockwell Comes to Life.' Teams of people are going to sign up to take a Norman Rockwell 'Saturday Evening Post' cover and reenact it. They can either do it traditionally, trying to look like the original painting,
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CMT All-Time Top 40: Johnny Cash
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Catch Florida Georgia Line on CMT's Instant Jam
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Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw Face Awkward Questions
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Charlie Worsham Turns Off His Radio
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So here I am, planning college visits with my son all over the country with the routing savvy of an entry-level tour manager when, all the sudden, up pops the Ladysmith on my hotel search. It's Miranda Lambert's bed and breakfast in Tishomingo, Okla.