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Emporia State University mourns passing of football player

Emporia State University and the Emporia State football team are mourning the loss of one of their own. According to a news release from ESU Athletics, redshirt sophomore Brexten Green passed away Saturday at Grand Lake in Oklahoma following a cliff diving accident. Green, a native of Cashion, Oklahoma, was a receiver for the football team, a 2020 Oklahoma state champion as a member of the Cashion High School Wildcats football team and was named the district A-3 player of the year his senior year of high school.
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Sunday night fireworks planned in Emporia, Cottonwood Falls

City crews in Emporia and Cottonwood Falls spent Sunday preparing for fireworks on the Third of July. Emporia's annual Independence Day show will begin around 9:45 p.m. Sunday. The west side of Welch Stadium will open at 7 p.m. for seating, or viewers can sit on Jones Field with blankets.
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Area students receive Gold, Purple honors from Butler

Students from Hamilton and Cassoday received special recognition during this year's Butler Community College spring commencement day. Laramie Walford of Hamilton received “Order of the Gold” status, for a combined 4.0 grade point average at BCC and with transfer credits. Walford also received a $1,000 scholarship for completing...
CASSODAY, KS
KVOE

Hot days ahead; Emporia Police remind residents to be aware as temperatures start to rise

With hotter days ahead in the coming weeks, residents are again being reminded to keep a close eye on the temperature and their back seats. During the J&J Show on KVOE’s Morning Show Thursday, Emporia Police Officers Jaffar Agha and JT Klaurens discussed the dangers of leaving children alone in hot vehicles. Klaurens says this is an issue they deal with on a regular basis, especially during this time of year.
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Shiloh Home full as it serves women — and kids — in crisis

Emporia’s Shiloh Home of Hope is busy this summer. The facility entered the Fourth of July holiday period with a waiting list of women seeking services. Director Carol Alderman says women come to Shiloh from a variety of situations and circumstances. Shiloh serves women in crisis, especially those among...
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Emporia’s Vote No rally postponed to July 9

The rainfall from Saturday morning and a risk of lightning led organizers of Emporia’s Vote No rally to postpone the event. The rally was set for 10 am Saturday on the north steps of White Auditorium. it will now be at 10 am July 9, again on the civic center’s north steps. Organizers are planning to use the same format, including a set list of speakers and time for short speeches from community members.
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KDOT seeking comments on Kansas State Rail Plan

The Kansas Department of Transportation is asking for public comment on the Kansas Rail Plan. Currently in the draft process, the Rail Plan is set to give an overview on freight rail networks as well as commodity flows and economic data on the freight side of the business. It is also designed to give information about passenger rail in the state.
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Emporia State football player passes away in cliff diving accident

EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - Emporia State University announced redshirt sophomore football player Brexten Green has died following a cliff diving accident at Grand Lake in Oklahoma on July 2. “It’s a terrible day for Emporia State football and just a devastating loss for the Green family,” Emporia State football coach...
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Annual Fourth of July fireworks show brightens Emporia Sunday night

The city of Emporia lit up the night sky with the annual Fourth of July fireworks display Sunday evening. Once again, Emporia State University hosted the patriotic show with right around 900 fireworks discharged over the course of the 25-minute display. Local pyrotechnician Bernie Toso along with a cadre of volunteers oversaw the event.
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ESU football player dies in Oklahoma

The Emporia State University community is mourning the loss of a member of the Hornets football team. Redshirt sophomore football player Brexten Green died July 2 in a cliff diving accident at Grand Lake in Oklahoma. "It's a terrible day for Emporia State football and just a devastating loss for...
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Emporia State wide receiver dies in cliff diving accident

EMPORIA (KSNT) – Emporia State announced Sunday Brexten Green, a wide receiver on the Hornet football team, died during a cliff diving accident at Grand Lake in Oklahoma on July 2. “It’s a terrible day for Emporia State football and just a devastating loss for the Green family,” Emporia State football coach Garin Higgins told […]
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KVOE

Summertime is fraud time for local law enforcement investigations

The holidays are a prime time for fraud schemes. So is summer, and Emporia Police officers Jaffar Agha and JT Klaurens had tips on spotting fraud schemes during the KVOE Morning Show’s latest J and J segment. Agha says scammers increasingly try to show they are with well-known organizations,...
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Chief Judge Merlin Wheeler set to retire after over 30 years

After over 30 years in the courtroom, Chief Judge Merlin Wheeler is retiring. Wheeler, who has served as a district judge for the 5th Judicial District for 32 years and as chief judge for 24 years, will be moving on from his position on September 2, but he will not be stopping there.
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Used fireworks bring firefighters to city park

It’s one thing to shoot off fireworks legally. It’s another thing to dispose of them safely. Emporia firefighters say a metal trash can at Peter Pan Park went up in flames Thursday night, because someone put spent fireworks inside it. A crew was called to put out the...
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Wet turnpike leads to two wrecks near Matfield Green

Morning and evening crashes on wet roads left three people injured Saturday on the Kansas Turnpike in Chase County. The more serious wreck happened around 8:20 p.m. slightly south of the Matfield Green rest stop. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a southbound car went out of control on the slick pavement and hit the center wall.
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Emporia Reds U8 finish in 2nd place in SCABA league play

The Emporia Reds U8 team has wrapped up league play in Topeka with a 2nd place finish. They finished with a 13-1 record. Their lone loss was to the league champions in the first game of the season. This is the same team that won the U7 Ken Berry league...
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