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Storm produces damaging winds, hail

A storm that passed through Leavenworth County Friday afternoon produced damaging winds and more than one inch of rain, the local emergency management director said. Winds from the storm reached 70 mph. Leavenworth County Emergency Management Director Chuck Magaha said there were reports of several large downed trees in Lansing.
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Illegal dumping creates problems for post

“This is illegal dumping,” said Michael Kreutzer, environmental protection specialist and solid waste/recycling program manager, referring to the trash piled in the southeast corner of the Fort Leavenworth Recycling Center on West Warehouse Road. “Just because you see it doesn’t make it right to do it. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.”
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County deems residence imminent hazard

When they met Wednesday, Leavenworth County commissioners voted to designate a rural Easton residence an imminent health hazard. A failing sanitary septic system at the residence has caused sewage to back up in the basement, according to County Counselor David Van Parys. Commissioners deemed the residence, located on 243rd Street...
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RCC gym reopens for some activities

The gymnasium at the Riverfront Community Center has reopened to the public for a couple of activities, according to a city spokeswoman. The gym was used earlier in the year for COVID-19 vaccination clinics conducted by the Leavenworth County Health Department. The Health Department moved the clinics to another location in May, but equipment was left set up in the gym in case the location was needed again for vaccination clinics.

Flood advisory in effect until 8 p.m.

A flood advisory is in effect in Wyandotte County until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The urban and small stream flood advisory is in effect for Wyandotte County, northeastern Leavenworth County and south central Platte County, the weather service said. Between 1.5 inches and 2.5 inches of...
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Cleanup of fuel spill completed

The cleanup of an estimated 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel that was spilled in southern Leavenworth County has been completed, the local emergency management director said. But the company hired to perform the cleanup will return next week to fill in dirt in a ditch and reseed the area for grass, according to Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management.
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Vaccination clinic disassembled at community center

Leavenworth County Health Department officials do not plan to return to the Riverfront Community Center for COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Earlier in the year, Health Department officials used the gymnasium at the community center to administer COVID-19 vaccines to members of the public. In May, the weekly vaccination clinic was moved back to the offices of the Health Department, which are located at 500 Eisenhower Road.
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Heat index may reach 100

Heat index values could reach close to 100 later this week, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures in Leavenworth are expected to be in the low to mid 90s during the next several days. And heat indices Thursday and Friday may range from the mid 90s to about 100.
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What we know about the murder, sex crime charges against a Leavenworth County father and son

A Leavenworth County man awaits trial in the alleged killings of his two young sons last fall. An affidavit charging Donald Jackson Jr. with capital murder confirmed his sons — 12-year-old Austin and 14-year-old Logan — were found shot on Oct. 24 at Jackson’s home at 14970 Hillside Road in rural Leavenworth. Jackson was 40 at the time of his arrest last fall.
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4 new COVID-19 cases reported in county

Only four new coronavirus cases have been reported in Leavenworth County since June 2. That is according to a weekly report released Monday by the Leavenworth County Health Department. The Health Department typically releases an update about local COVID-19 cases each Monday. But last week’s report was released June 2,...