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Early Morning Raids Lead to Multiple Arrests

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office executed multiple narcotic related search warrants early Friday morning. Just after dawn, Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators executed search and arrest warrants at 300 East Pine, 314 East Sycamore, 502 South Washington and 300 East Pine, all in Weir, as a result of a months long investigation into the distribution and possession of methamphetamine.
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Cherokee County Weekly Arrests

Arrest Date, Name, Age, Arresting Agency, Charges, Bond Amount, Release Date (if applicable). 6-14-2022 7:58 am, Nictoria Michelle Hill, 30, CKSO, Court ordered commitment, No bond, 6-16-2022 10:27 am. 6-14-2022 10:56 am, Roy Newton Turner, 36, CKSO, Court ordered commitment, No bond, 6-17-2022 11:27 am. 6-14-2022 11:29 am, Jesus Alberto...
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Sheriff says jail is housing area inmates

During the months of April and May the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department generated $75,400 in revenue from inmate housing fees. In addition to Sedgwick County, the local facility has begun housing inmates from Bourbon and the Quapaw Nation Tribal Marshals. Sheriff David Groves told the County Commissioners on Monday the Bourbon County Sheriff closed most of their jail operations due to a…
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You don't have to leave Kansas to visit the Ozarks

Explore a hidden surprise in the southeast corner of the state. The Kansas topography is full of surprises. Woodlands in the east, badlands in the west, rolling prairies; even buttes and mesas. And in the southeast corner of the state, there's a little slice of the Ozarks. If you drive...
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Multiple drug arrests in Weir

Multiple narcotic related search warrants were executed by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies early Friday morning. Just after dawn, Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators executed search and arrest warrants at 300 East Pine, 314 East Sycamore, 502 South Washington and 300 East Pine, all in Weir, as a result of a months-long investigation into the distribution and possession of methamphetamine. …
WEIR, KS
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Big Iron Overland Rally draws crowds to Big Brutus

Eleven bands preformed throughout the June 10-11 weekend during the Big Iron Overland Rally at Big Brutus. Hundreds attended despite the very warm weather. Some of the unusual camping gear on display at the Overland Rally were multistory tents, portable solar generators and an array of camping gear. At the base of Big Brutus was a popular swimming pond which was full of youngsters all of the…
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Sheriff offers gas theft prevention tips

With the increasing price of fuel, law enforcement encourages residents to take precautions to protect themselves against theft of gas from their vehicles. “Although we have not yet seen an uptick in theft of fuel locally, the potential is certainly something we should all be aware of,” said Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves. “A relatively low-cost prevention measure, especially when…
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5 arrested in Weir drug raids, more expected says Sheriff

WEIR, Kans. — A months-long drug investigation culminated into multiple raids and arrests in southeast Kansas Friday morning. Search warrants were obtained for four residences in Weir as part of an investigation into the distribution and possession of methamphetamine within the area. This led to the arrest of five individuals now facing a multitude of charges.
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Inmate transfer impact on Cherokee County

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kans. — Southeast Kansas law enforcement officials are stepping up to help the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office. Staffing issues have resulted in having to move inmates from its jail to other counties. 10 are currently at the Cherokee County Jail and more could be housed there, depending on availability.
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Register Entries for the Cherokee County Fair On-Line

The 94th Annual American Legion Cherokee County Fair is excited to announce a transition to the FairEntry online fair management system for fair entries of the 2022 Fair. Registration is currently open for the 2022 fair. Online entries will be required for all exhibitors whether 4-H, FFA, or Open class....
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Free fishing tournament held

25 Years Ago June 12 - 18, 1997 The Cherokee County Sportsmen’s Association held its annual free fishing tournament. Largest fish was caught by Frances Patton. Smallest fish was caught by Laura Preston. Casting winners 6 and under were Lainie Fouts, Jace Moore and Josh Crain. Casting winners ages 7-8 were Jeremy Crain, Gavin Duley and Josh Grant. Casting winners 10-12 were Derrick Newberry,…
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Tips for avoiding fuel theft

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kans. — With record-high prices at the pump, gas theft may not be a big problem in your hometown yet, but it may only be a matter of time before it is. Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves says now may be a good time to take matters into your own hands to discourage thieves from trying to siphon your gas.
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Passenger Van Stolen from Riverton Schools

A passenger van has been stolen from the USD 404 school district. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a 2020 Ford Transit XL. The vehicle was stolen from the Riverton School Campus around 5:00am Saturday. The van has Kansas License Plate A8932 on it at the time of theft. The van has Riverton USD 404 on each side of it and a white #7 decal on the rear window. The vehicle is equipped with a tow hitch and receiver. The keys were stolen along with the vehicle.
RIVERTON, KS

All wanted on meth-related charges in Cherokee County, Kan.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — Occasionally Sheriff David Groves calls it ‘Fugitive Friday’ with a list of those wanted and their outstanding warrants. Today seven are wanted on Meth-Related charges. They are seeking the location of individuals listed on the flyer. You may remain anonymous: 📞 call 620-429-3992 or text 88877 ‘tip cherokee’ with any information. Stay with Joplin News First on...
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It will now cost more to conceal carry in SE Kansas

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kans. — Southeast Kansas Law Enforcement is advising gun owners to be proactive. The application fees for concealed carry permits in the state of Kansas are about to increase. The change comes after House Bill 20-58 was passed last year, increasing the price from $79.50 to $100.
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After new pavers were installed

After new pavers were installed at the veterans memorial at the Cherokee County Courthouse. Adam LeMaster from Wilbert Memorials air blasts the area to remove dust and debris. Photo by Jacob Spencer.
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