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Police use 'force' in domestic case; officer hurt

An Emporia police officer was slightly hurt Tuesday while using “some force” to end a domestic violence situation, a spokesman said. Capt. Ray Mattas would not release exactly where the incident occurred, because that is department policy in domestic violence cases, but he said officers were called to it around 12:30 p.m.
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City of Emporia navigating federal adjustments, permit process as Becker Addition work continues

The city of Emporia is continuing behind-the-scenes work to resolve significant drainage issues in northwest Emporia. Discussions about the Becker Addition, and notably the Coronado Stream, have been part of City Commission agendas for years now. The latest phase of work involves the city’s consulting engineer, BG Consultants, conducting “intermittent” field surveys through the middle of July. This will include getting into back yards to determine the scope of issues on a property-by-property basis.
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A ghost no more: Emporia veteran back on the grid

Donald Bruce Coleman Jr. was serving overseas with the Air Force when he let his Oklahoma driver’s license expire in 2017. That relatively minor oversight led to the unthinkable: Coleman, for all intents and purposes, was a ghost. Unable to verify his identity, he found himself homeless and unable...
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A Midwest Reaction to Connecticut’s Illegal Fireworks Laws

One of the very few things I miss from living in the midwest was the ability to shoot fireworks. When I talk about "fireworks", I mean stuff that can do some real damage if you are not careful or know what you are doing. The sparklers, fountains, and crackly-type fireworks for sale around here would make someone from Kansas or Missouri laugh.
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New water main break on West 15th

A water line burst on West 15th Avenue in Emporia Tuesday afternoon for the third time in two weeks. The city's Facebook page reported the break occurred at West 15th and Chestnut. A section of West 15th was closed while crews made repairs. This break is about eight blocks west...
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Woman killed in early morning Lyon County crash

LYON COUNTY (KSNT) – Lyon County Deputy Jody Myers confirmed the death of one person following an early morning rollover crash near the area of the 400 Block of Road V at approximately 6 a.m. Emporia, Lyon County EMS, and Hartford Fire and Rescue responded to the scene to find a Red Polaris Raze in […]
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From helmet to headset: Jace McDown joins ESU coaching staff

EMPORIA (KSNT) – ESU football All-American Jace McDown is staying in Emporia. McDown is the Hornets’ new linebackers coach, joining the staff that turned him into an All-American. “I knew all along that I was going to offer him the job,” head coach Garin Higgins said. It might be thanks to the COVID-19 season. A […]
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Emporia golfers continue play on the Kansas Junior Golf Tour

5 Emporia golfers played in Kansas Junior Golf Tour Tournaments Monday. At Topekas Cypress Ridge, Hudson Sauder finished in 4th place in the 13-15 age division. Chesney Erkel finished in 1st place in the prep 12 and under division. At Wichitas Willow Bend, Olivia Eckert finished in 1st place and...
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Emporia City Commission to discuss logo contest, funding requests

Emporia city commissioners have a short agenda for their upcoming study meeting Wednesday. Commissioners will discuss the city logo contest, something that hasn’t been discussed in public meetings since conversations about a redesigned logo on the East 12th Avenue water tower near the start of the year. City commissioners...
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Woman killed in off road vehicle crash

A Texas woman was killed when an off road vehicle crashed in Lyon County. Lyon County authorities were called to the scene in the 400 block of Road V Monday before 6:00 a.m. Officers found a Polaris RZR in a ditch, resting on the passenger side. Chelsea Moore, 30, of Hunt, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene.
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PAROC, Emporia Public Library celebrate National Pollinator Week

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators were the stars of the show during Saturday’s Pollinator Event at the Prophet Aquatic Research and Outreach Center. The event, co-hosted by the Emporia Public Library, introduced children to local pollinators and their vital role in our ecosystem. “This is National Pollinator Week, so...
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Let’s go to the Super Bowl – that is, the Super Bowl of disc golf

It’s time for the Professional Disc Golf Association World Championships in Ogden, Utah. Many of the top competitors are using discs from a remarkable Kansas company. Jeremy Rusco is founder and CEO of Dynamic Discs, the business that provides the discs for many top competitors in the sport. Jeremy was a Great Bend native who came to Emporia State to play football, run track and study business. Jeremy also discovered the sport of disc golf.
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One dead in Lyon Co. UTV rollover

LYON CO., Kan. (WIBW) - One person is dead, another seriously injured following a wreck involving a UTV in southeast Lyon Co. Monday morning. According to the Lyon Co. Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened around 6 a.m. in the area of the 400 block of Road V. When emergency...
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Emporia Reds U-12 baseball team State Champions

The Emporia Reds U-12 team won the USSSA Class A State championship over the weekend. The U-12s were 6-0 for the weekend. In pool play, the U-12s defeated Hays Stars and Stripes 3-1 and Topeka Lake Monsters 14-3. In bracket play, they defeated the Lake Monsters 6-4, Olathe Pythons 12-4, Salina Kings 2028 10-2, and defeated B-Town out of Baxter Springs 9-8 in the Championship game.
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