Water Leak Causes Temporary Outage in Fredonia
Fredonia city crews will be repairing a water leak today. Due to the repair work, there will be an interruption of water service starting around 11am in the 100 and 200 blocks of S. 4th Street. The water outage will be for approximately two hours. Crews will be working to restore service as quickly as possible.
Two suspects charged over a series of break-ins in rural Elk County
ELK COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - Two people are facing multiple charges over a series of break-ins in rural Elk County over the past two months. While additional information will be released at a later date, the Elk County Sheriff's Office says the suspects are facing charges including burglary, theft, aggravated assault, criminal trespassing, and criminal damage to property. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office assisted in the investigation.
Accident Leaves One Injured Near Parsons
A two vehicle accident in Neosho County leaves one man with serious injuries. Just before 3pm yesterday afternoon, a 2020 Ford F350 driven by 53 year old Calvin Kendall of Erie was driving northbound on US 59 about 9 miles north of Parsons. Kendall slowed to make a left turn when 51 year old Robert Hanson of Sugar Creek, Missouri, attempted to pass. Hanson's 2015 Jeep Wrangler then struck the F 350. Hanson sustained serious injuries and was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for treatment. Kendall and his passenger, 50 year old Andrew Eck of Redfield, were both uninjured. All three men were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
Departing Marion city administrator to fill same role in Neodesha
MARION, Kan. (KWCH) - A month after submitting his resignation, departing Marion City Administrator Brogan Jones will move into the same role for the City of Neodesha in Wilson County, in southeast Kansas. Confirmation of Jones’ next move came during a Nov. 30 Neodesha City Commission meeting. Jones’s resignation...
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.
KC-area couple charged $58K with stolen credit cards
CLAY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a series of thefts in the Kansas City area. On Monday, police in Liberty asked the public for assistance in identifying two individuals who are involved with the recent wallet thefts. They've racked up over $58,000 in charges on stolen credit cards.
These independence, KS based Cats are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around independence.
Neodesha FD Delivering Presents with Santa
The Neodesha Fire Department will be helping Santa deliver presents on one of their fire trucks. Starting Wednesday, December 20th through Christmas Eve at noon, Neodesha FD will take in presents to be delivered to children on Christmas Eve with Santa in the fire truck. Presents brought in need to be wrapped and clearly labeled with the child's first and last name and the address of the home so they can properly deliver them If there are multiple presents in a bag for multiple children all of the presents need to be properly marked so they don't get mixed up.
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.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.99 and $3.09 in Independence as of 2023-12-06. 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 Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
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.
Rams Easily Defeat Cherryvale Chargers
The Riverton Rams opened their season last Friday at home against the Cherryvale Chargers who were totally overmatched by the Rams and the game was over real early as the Rams were ahead by the score of 37 to 7 after the first quarter in route to a 86 to 31 win.
Neodesha Police Spread Cheer Beyond Toys: Annual Fundraiser Brings Holiday Hope to Families
NEODESHA, Kans.- In the heart of Neodesha, the local police department is demonstrating the true spirit of community service this holiday season. Partnering with KOAM's Toy Box to bring joy to kids is just the beginning of their charitable initiatives. Neodesha Police Captain, Sam Tomlinson, sheds light on their annual fundraiser aimed at making a meaningful impact on families facing hardships.
Chanute's Winter Festival: Christmas Parade and Ice Skating Rink Opening This Week
Chanute will transform into a winter wonderland later this week. The Winter Festival, part of the 150th celebration of Chanute’s found in 1873, will kick off at 4 p.m. Thursday. There will be an ice rink, which costs $2 including skates, at the Memorial Building parking lot. It is open 4-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1-9 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. This event is sponsored by the city of Chanute; Ash Grove Cement; Orizon Aerostructures; Garred, Gilmore & Phillips and Larry and Cathy Taylor.Visit here for more details.
Peck Continues Listening Tour
State Senator Virgil Peck continues his listening tour across southeast Kansas tomorrow. The Havana Republican will be at the library in St Paul tomorrow at 1pm, then at Brickhaus in Erie at 2, followed by Cardinal Drug in Chanute at 3:30. Peck says the listening helps him know what's on...
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Arrest and Ongoing Investigation in Cherryvale, Kansas
Two incidents occurred in Cherryvale, Kansas this week. The first incident involved the arrest of a 48-year-old man on drug charges after a traffic stop. Methamphetamine and a glass pipe were found in his vehicle. The second incident is an ongoing investigation into a 150-year-old case of a Kansas frontier family of serial killers. The investigation is taking place in a remote spot north of Cherryvale.
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.
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...
Chanute man killed in crash in southeast Kansas
The Kansas Highway Patrol said a 68-year-old Chanute man was killed in a crash Thursday. It happened one mile west of Chanute on Kansas Highway 39 around 10 p.m.
Neosho County Community College Approves $650 One-Time Stipend for Full-Time Staff
In a short meeting Thursday prior to their board retreat, the Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees approved each full-time NCCC employee to receive a one-time $650 stipend. Part-time employees will each receive a stipend prorated to their positions.Visit here for more details.