Accident at HWY 160 and 101 Closes Road
An accident has closed parts of two Kansas highways in Southeast Kansas. According to KanDrive, Highway 160 in both directions, between US 169, six miles east of Independence, and Highway 101, two miles east of Mound Valley, is closed due to a crash. We will have more updates as they...
Sheriff: 2 caught in act of rural Kansas burglary
MONTGOMERY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects who were caught in the act of burglary. On November 30, a property owner south of Independence, Kansas reported to sheriff's officials they were watching on camera as two subjects were actively removing items from their property, according to Sheriff Ron Wade.
Highway Closure in Kansas Spotlights the Crucial Role of Transportation Infrastructure
A significant traffic collision has prompted the closure of major highway segments in Southeast Kansas, highlighting the vital role of transportation infrastructure in emergency situations and regional economic stability. The incident has led to the shutdown of Highway 160 in both directions, from US 169, east of Independence, to Highway 101, near Mound Valley. The current status of the accident, including the cause and potential casualties, remains undisclosed as local authorities manage the traffic and investigate the situation. The public is encouraged to use alternative routes and stay alert for further updates as the circumstances evolve.
Picher, OK, Holds First Christmas Parade in 10 Years
Traffic on US 69 just south of the Kansas-Oklahoma border was halted on Saturday. The reason? The city of Picher, Oklahoma held a Christmas parade. While many other towns held parades over the weekend, Picher is unique because the town hasn't existed since 2013. Picher is part of the Tar Creek Superfund site where run-off from lead and zinc mining in the area polluted the area's water wells and soil leaving what the Environmental Protection Agency calls one of the most toxic areas in the United States.
Independence Removes Utility Drop Box
The city of Independence wants residents to know that the utility payment drop box located on west Laurel will be removed on Friday. Residents are asked to use the drop box in the semi-circle drive at Memorial Hall, pay in person, over the phone, or online instead starting on Friday.
Miami airport receives $1 million grant
MIAMI, Okla. – A $1 million grant through the state’s Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics will help the Miami Regional Airport and its construction of a new terminal. “I’m glad to learn the department saw the need to invest this funding in this worthy project in House District 7,” said Rep. Steve Bashore, R-Miami.
Duke Mason Concert Raises Over $3000 for Parsons Shop with a Cop
The Parsons Police Department raises over $3,000 during the Duke Mason Concert for their Shop with a Cop Program. The $3,200 in donations during the concert brings the total contributions for the Shop with a Cop Program to over $5,000. The Duke Mason Concert on Saturday at the Parsons Municipal Auditorium proved to be a success, drawing a crowd to support the community's children during the holiday season. The event featured Duke Mason's signature blend of musical talent, captivating performances and a commitment to community engagement.
Coach Coots Starts Career with Win
The new Lady Nado head coach starts his career off with a win 51-41 over Caney. The Field Kindley girls got off to a hot start shooting 54% from the field in the first half and would lead 30-26 at halftime. The second half started rocky for the Lady Nado as they would get cold from the floor and Taiylor and Kaylin Caron got into foul trouble. Despite shooting 23% in the second the Lady Nado, thanks in large part to good defense, extended their second-half lead and would win by 10. Head Coach Tyler Coots says it's a good feeling to get that first win out of the way.
Weekly Safety Report: Arrests Made in Dearing and Cherryvale, Montgomery County, Kansas
This week in Montgomery County, Kansas, there were two incidents that required law enforcement intervention. In the first incident, a man wanted on felony warrants was arrested in Dearing after a tip led deputies to a residence. The suspect initially refused to cooperate, prompting the activation of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team. In the second incident, a Cherryvale man was arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop. Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in his vehicle. These incidents highlight the ongoing efforts of law enforcement to maintain safety in the county.
Nado Start Season 1-0 with Blowout Win over Caney
The Nado boy's basketball team start the season strong with a dominating 60-26 win over Caney. The Nado would go on a 16-0 run through the second quarter finding themselves in a comfortable 35-15 lead at the half. In the second half, the Nado used 58% shooting to extend their...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.84 and $2.89 in Coffeyville as of 2023-12-04. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
Montgomery County Commission Meets
Montgomery County has a new community survey coming out soon. Director of human Resources Ben Brubaker says the county wants to get the survey to as many residents as possible in order to get feedback. Brubaker says the purpose of the survey is to understand what residents want from their...
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Possession, Assault, and Cattle Hauler Overturn in Cherokee County, Kansas
This week in Cherokee County, Kansas, there were three incidents of concern. A Baxter Springs man was sentenced to over nine years for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. In another case, a Galena man was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly assaulting two people at Fort Riley. Lastly, a semi cattle hauler overturned near Baxter Springs, resulting in the closure of the road for a period of time. Fortunately, all cows survived and the driver was not injured.
Two Indy Men Arrested on Theft Charges
Two Independence men are arrested on theft charges after being caught on camera. Montgomery County dispatch received a call from a property owner south of Independence saying they were watching on camera two men removing items from their property. Deputies responded to the location and saw two men loading scrap metal into the bed of a truck. The men were identified as Anthony Rodgers and Jesus Barraza-Aris.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Puppies Of independence, KS Need You!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around independence..
Dobler Leads New Era of Raven Football
Red Raven football begins a new era under new head coach Nick Dobler. Dobler was named head coach in November, following four seasons as defensive coordinator, and following Jeff Leiker announcing his plans to step down as football coach. Dobler says learning under Coach Leiker has been a valuable experience.
Exploring the Grandeur of Brown Mansion: Coffeyville's Architectural Jewel
The Brown Mansion in Coffeyville, Kansas, is a beacon of historical elegance from the early 20th century. Built in 1906 for the natural gas tycoon William Pitzer Brown by the prominent Kansas City architectural firm Wilder and Wight, the mansion's Neoclassical design boasts 16 rooms filled with opulent details and early modern conveniences. Its luxurious interiors are marked by Tiffany leaded-glass panels and an imposing signed Tiffany chandelier, merging the mansion's architectural beauty with its rich historical significance.
Kansas Trout Season Begins Today
Kansas anglers prepare for a new trout season. Trout season in Kansas begins today and runs through March 31st . Le Clere Lake in Coffeyville has been stocked with 315 rainbow trout, for a total of 423 pounds of fish. Kansas residents ages 16 to 74 and non residents 16 or older wishing to fish will need a valid fishing license and a Trout Permit. Kids 15 or younger only need a Youth Trout Permit.
Molotov cocktails thrown at Sheriff's Office in Oklahoma
MIAMI, Okla. (KOAM) - ATF agents say two men threw Molotov cocktails at the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office in Miami, Oklahoma.
Coffeyville Christmas Parade Opens Holiday Season
It was season's greetings all evening in downtown Coffeyville, with the annual Christmas Parade drawing a large crowd. KGGF was able to broadcast live from the parade, courtesy of Roman's Chevrolet in Independence, H&R Block in Coffeyville, Dusty's Unlock Service in Coffeyville, NDB of Coffeyville, and State Farm Insurance agent Harold Mann in Coffeyville.