>> here is a check of today's top headlines, the news you need to know before you head you tell 0 the door.
>> yesterday morning's ottawa county commission meeting, we gave a plan to county commissioners that involve cutting additional staff to get back on track.
The sheriff's budget has been projected to be tens of thousands of dollars short for this fiscal year.
We started to make snap cuts at the end of this week.
The end of the shutdown means furloughed employees are back at work.
At one point, we're expected to have a shutdown in the area, the national fish hatchery.
Things are back to normal with employees and volunteers reporting for work.
The hatchery manager says with so many living creatures in their care, the government shutdown is not able to completely shut down the national fish hatchery.
>>> a bill would allow judges to order people of convicted animal abuse to undergo treatment that could include psychiatric or psychological evaluation.
The bill proposed would require judges to order evaluations if the time involves torture or mutilation of an animal or if the person has previous animal convictions.
Buddy newton has died.
He was the long-time owner of joplin's newton jewelers, a champion for joplin's downtown and a world war ii veteran.
He was 96 years old.