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Severe Weather Awareness: Outdoor Sirens Are Intended For Outdoor Use Only

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This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas. The National Weather Service put the following information together to remind the public that outdoor warning sirens are not intended to alert people indoors. Every year the National Weather Service and the emergency management communities get together and provide severe weather information for the public. Each year we emphasize the fact ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Looking For Man Impersonating A Cop

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Law enforcement personnel are looking for a man impersonating a police officer. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office put out a notice today to be on the lookout for 45-year-old Robert Wayne Helms of Pittsburg, who could be connected to up to 25 cases of impersonating a police officer, and trying to cash fake checks. According to the release, Helms could be ... Read More »

Another Scam Warning

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The Division of SHIP Relations was notified about a scam which occurs when someone, who claims to be a jury duty coordinator, calls a person to verify they received a summons for jury duty, and that a warrant had been issued for their arrest. If the person states they never received a summons, the scammer asks for their Social Security number ... Read More »

Highway Patrol Working to Lower Teen Deaths

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Beginning March 5, the Kansas Highway Patrol will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years. In 2010, 51 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas; 75% of those killed were not restrained.   In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across Kansas will be ... Read More »

Pursuit Ends Near Wetmore

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A 30-mile pursuit Sunday ended just 8 miles north of Wetmore.  The pursuit travelled through rural Jackson and Nemaha Counties. Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says Randall S. Rodvelt, a 43-year-old Circleville man, fled from officers as they responded to a domestic disturbance reported around 1:20 Sunday afternoon in Circleville.  According to reports Rodvelt allegedly battered a deputy.  Rodvelt allegedly ... Read More »

Prepare for travel delays for KU-KSU game Saturday in Lawrence

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SUNFLOWER SHOWDOWN TO BRING FOOTBALL FANS TO LAWRENCE The matchup between two Kansas schools is expected to bring extra traffic to the Turnpike this Saturday, Oct. 22, and will bring extra fans to Lawrence. The annual Sunflower Showdown between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Kansas State University Wildcats brings fans for both teams to the game and to ... Read More »

Vehicle-Deer crashes rise in October thru December.

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Last year in Kansas, over 9-thousand traffic crashes were deer related, with two people killed and 305 people injured. Most vehicle-deer crashes occur between October and December around dawn and dusk.  The deer rutting season and other factors during this time appear to increase the movement of the deer and the number of deer on the roadway.  Also, if one ... Read More »

Former Gage County Officer Faces Assault Charges

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Former Gage County law enforcement officer Terry Stiles appeared for a hearing on Friday. Stiles faces third degree assault of a child charges from events that allegedly occurred in the summer of 2009. The trial is scheduled to begin on September 27th and is scheduled for three days. A conviction of third degree sexual assault of a child could result ... Read More »

Two Juveniles Arrested for Attempting to Sell Drugs at the Gage County Fair.

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Two juveniles were also cited for attempting to sell a controlled substance at the Gage County Fair. The South East Drug Enforcement Task Force reported that two undercover officers purchased a controlled substance from two juveniles at the fair. One juvenile was cited for felony delivery of a controlled substance, felony tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, false reporting and other ... Read More »

Seven Arrested in Beatrice Drug Bust

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Seven individuals from the Beatrice area have been arrested in connection with a drug ring. Thomas Harms was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and other narcotic related felonies. Dale Johnson Jr. was arrested on charges of aiding and abetting delivery of an exceptionally hazardous controlled substance. Howard McBurnett, David Stewart, Toni Carlson and a 16-year-old juvenile were charged ... Read More »