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Kan. felon caught with counterfeit oxycodone containing fentanyl

RENO COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon on drug allegations after a traffic stop. On June 29, the Hutchinson Police Department Special Operations Division with the assistance of the Reno County Drug Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing an alleged traffic violation, according to a media release.
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Wichita man arrested on drug, gun charges after traffic stop in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KAKE) - Hutchinson police say they have arrested a 30-year-old Wichita man on drug and gun charges following a traffic stop on Wednesday. The department said its Special Operations Division and the Reno County Drug Unit pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation and searched it. Officers seized over 121 grams of meth, 55 grams of marijuana, 142 pills and a handgun.

Hutchinson police make drug distribution arrest

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Wichita man has been arrested on potential drug and weapons charges in Hutchinson. Hutchinson Police report that 30-year-old Matthew Demoura is jailed on suspicion of possession of meth, oxycodone and marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Xanax and criminal possession of a firearm.

Friday Guy Day – Top Gun at the Cosmosphere

All of the buzz right now is about the new Top Gun: Maverick film that recently just hit theatres. The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson is giving people a unique chance to see the movie in their Dome Theatre and get a glimpse of the new movie in a unique way. They...

Kansas Police Administrators Seminar wraps up near Yoder

YODER, Kan. — A weeklong training seminar of the Kansas Police Administrators wrapped up Friday at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) near Yoder. The seminar was a partnership between KLETC and the Kansas Associations of Chiefs of Police (KACP) and is designed for new chiefs and law enforcement administrators plus senior officers and supervisors who are preparing themselves for a chief or other upper-level police administrative positions.

Nickerson Elementary School placed in lockdown Wednesday morning

NICKERSON, Kan. — The report of an armed subject led officials to place Nickerson Elementary School into lockdown Wednesday morning. According to Steve Lutz of the Reno County Sheriff's Department, the family of Kristopher Gobble phoned law enforcement after they had an altercation with him. Because his known address was near the school, law enforcement asked that the building be placed in lockdown. Summer school was in session at the time.

City of South Hutchinson puts out July 2 traffic map

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The City of South Hutchinson has released information about parking and viewing areas for the fireworks show on July 2. Parking is permitted in the yellow areas as well as the nearby side streets so long as they are not marked as a "no parking" zone. Viewing areas are the green shaded or green outline areas. Though not marked, this includes the perimeter area around the ball fields.

Peterson: Work on Washington Bike Boulevard continues

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The work on the Washington bicycle boulevard continues northward now that the refuge island has been put in on 17th Avenue, though the storm sewer work isn't quite done yet. "The heaviest portion of the construction is essentially from 17th to 19th," said Director of Engineering...

Civil Air Patrol hosts glider flight academy

YODER, Kan. — Seventeen cadets recently attended the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) North Central Region Glider Flight Academy at the Sunflower Aerodrome near Yoder. The 10-day academy allowed cadets aged 14-19 to experience flying in a glider, with the ultimate goal of flying solo by the end of their time in the program.

Where to find a Sedgwick County Fair Guide

It’s time to get ready to celebrate the Sedgwick County Fair!This year’s Fair will take place July 20-23 at the Fairgrounds in Cheney, a couple of weeks later than last year.The Fair season starts with publication of the Sedgwick County Fair Guide. It is now off the press, and headed to homes across Sedgwick County!In our western Sedgwick County coverage area, copies were mailed to most homes Monday. Papers in outlying areas have the Fair Guide inserted inside this week.If you did not receive a...

Night on the Prairie tonight in Pretty Prairie

PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan. — Pretty Prairie's Night on the Prairie celebration is tonight starting at 5 p.m. The food vendors will have homemade ice cream, shaved ice, hamburgers, brats and hot dogs, gourmet grilled cheese, cotton candy and berry bowls for sale along with free watermelon. There will be...

Cheney State Park busy, wants to remind visitors of fireworks policy

CHENEY, Kan. — It is expected to be a very busy weekend at Cheney State Park with an extended Independence Day holiday. The park says all campsites are full, although there is quite a bit of primitive camping still available on a walk up basis. As far as the lake goes, the water level is at normal level and the lake is free of any significant debris. The changes in the weather have slowed the fishing down a little bit, according to the park.

Diamond Hog 3B pledge McLaughlin hopes to have instant impact

BY DUDLEY E. DAWSON While the headlines have been full lately of Arkansas baseball players announcing they were entering the NCAA transfer portal, a soon to be Razorback got a little unexpected attention on Wednesday. That would be a second-team junior college All-American third baseman and gold glove winner in Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College star […]

Scott Blvd. bridge work to start July 11

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Work is scheduled to begin on the Scott Boulevard bridge in South Hutchinson in the coming weeks. According to Don Brittain with Reno County Public Works, contractors will close Scott Boulevard some time around Friday, July 8, and begin removing the existing structure Monday, July 11, if all goes as planned.