A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT has been issued for the accumulating snow in the Valley and Plateau, plus across the Smokies. Part of the Valley and Plateau could receive up to inch or more of snow, where snow bands persist. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Smokies until Noon Tuesday for another 2" or more of snow is possible. Temperatures are below freezing this morning, so black ice is possible. Please be careful.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- As many as 100 World War II veterans have missed their chance to travel to Washington to see their war's memorial after about $110,000 disappeared from a Kansas nonprofit that organized free trips for them.
Fifty-seven-year-old LaVeta Miller, of Great Bend, is charged with two counts of theft by deception. Her attorney declined to comment.
Miller previously led Central Prairie Honor Flight, which raised nearly $1.2 million from 2008 to 2012. But it ran out of money this year, and leaders now say it's about $40,000 in debt.
Another group has taken over as the lead Honor Flight provider in Kansas, but its flights have been smaller. Officials say the matter is urgent because more than 600 World War II veterans die each day.
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