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Couch sentenced for role in November kidnap, beating of Emporia teenager

Alexander Couch, who pleaded to charges of attempted robbery, aggravated battery and conspiracy on those charges was sentenced to 24 months probation by Judge Jeffry Larson. As part of his sentencing, Couch is required to spend 30 days in jail. If Couch violates any part of his probation, he faces a

KVOE.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

In it for the long haul

An Emporia business is celebrating a half-century of service to drivers throughout the region.Floyd’s Inc., an auto body and repair shop located at 1221 Industrial Rd., was opened by Floyd McCracken in 1968. Fifty years later, it’s still going strong under current owners John and Ruth Wheeler, who p

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-08-15 14:45:00

Injury wreck leads to one person transported

A two car wreck at Eighth Avenue and Merchant Street ended with one woman transported by ambulance to Newman Regional Health Tuesday afternoon. According to Emporia Police Department officer Sinjin Andrews, the extent of the woman's injuries aren't yet known, but she was transported with back pain.H

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-08-14 18:26:00

Emporia State football 2 weeks from kick-off, D-line deep

One of the deepest positions may be the defensive line that can go as many as 4 deep at each spot.Junior defensive end Tre'Vaun Ammons leads the group after leading the MIAA in tackles for loss and was 2nd in quarterback sacks.Your browser does not support the audio element.Sophomore Marek Thompson

KVOE.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

New salon opens on Fourth Street

Melissa Guerrero, tired of working for someone else and sometimes unable to find day care for her daughter, has gone into business for herself.She opened Melissa’s Chop Shop at 9 E. Fourth Ave. July 27 and has been busy ever since.Even though she just opened, business is booming. The salon has had m

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-08-14 14:45:00

Emporia Rec to hold fall baseball and softball camp

This 5 week program is a fundamentals camp for 5-7 year old boys and girls who want to play more baseball or softball this fall. The focus will be learning the basics of baseball and softball, and how to be a great team mate, with a whole lot of fun.

KVOE.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

EPD seeking two missing people

David Newkirk Ogden, 54, of Fountain, Fla., was reported missing Friday. Police Sgt. Lisa Sage says Ogden was staying at a local hotel but there were items left in his room and Ogden had not checked in or out with hotel staff. Ogden has been entered into the National Crime Information Center as a mi


Missing person sought by EPD

David Newkirk Ogden, 54, of Fountain, Fla., was reported missing Friday. Police Sgt. Lisa Sage says Ogden was staying at a local hotel but there were items left in his room and Ogden had not checked in or out with hotel staff. Ogden has been entered into the National Crime Information Center as a mi


Emporia man arrested in connection with pursuit makes first court appearance

Ethan Peterson, 23, is charged with multiple counts including possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute which carries a maximum penalty of 144 months in prison and up a $500,000 fine. He's also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and interfering with a law enfor


Emporia State football offensive line young with experience

After having Tuesday off the Emporia State football team returns to the practice field Wednesday.With only 2 starting offensive linemen returning in tackles Stephen Williams and Estevan Arana the competition for the other 3 starting spots, center and guards, is underway.

KVOE.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Emporia City Commission approves 2019 budget

As for concerns, Gilligan says the city must continue conversations to stay competitive in hiring quality personnel but balancing those expenses to not create too high of a tax burden. Part of that includes finding personnel efficiencies.The five-year budget was also approved and City Treasurer Jane

KVOE.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Emporia High Volleyball begins preparation for 2018 season

The Emporia High volleyball team had close to 40 players tryout for this years team.Coach Kaitlyn Just called it very talented group of players.Your browser does not support the audio element.Coach Just does return 8 seniors and 5 players who started at one time.Your browser does not support the aud

KVOE.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Dreyers receive August Lawn of the Month

With two large American sycamore trees presiding over a variety of hostas and colorful perennials decorating a well-manicured lawn, it comes as no surprise that Kenneth and Shirley Dreyer have been presented with The Emporia Gazette's August Lawn of the Month.The Dreyers, who have lived at 1415 West


Crash at 8th and Merchant injures one

Emporia Police and EMS responded to an injury crash Tuesday afternoon near 8th and Merchant. One person was transported to Newman Regional Health.Photo by Brandon Peoples/KVOE NewsOne person was injured following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon near 8th and Merchant Street in Emporia.According


Scout project to benefit community

Three Emporia girl scouts used their Silver Award project to make archery more accessible to everyone in the community.Saturday, a shelter and storage house for the archery range at Camp Double E was dedicated. Alyssa Dix, Shailyn Minor and Lillian Weltha designed, planned out and constructed the sh


Lyon County residents injured in separate crashes

At 9:30 a.m., 22-year-old Jason Daniel Jones was northbound on the KTA near mile-marker 175 — just two miles south of the first Topeka exit. That is when he lost control of his 2017 Toyota Corolla because of a wet roadway. The vehicle entered the ditch, struck a culvert and overturned.

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-08-14 19:14:00

Area residents get soaking rains overnight

Current rain totals:*West Emporia:2.9 to 3.6 inches since 3 pm*Municipal Airport:1.61 inches since 4 pm*Allen:2.2 inches since mid-afternoon*Thorndale:3.2 inchesRain chances get more scattered over the next week but still persist all the way through next Monday. That's good, because Meyers says our


Emporia High football holds first practice

The Emporia High football team held their first practice Monday afternoon, with lighting and rain they moved indoors to the Jones Activity center.Coach Corby Milleson called an ok first day.Your browser does not support the audio element.Coach Milleson said there are high expectations for this seaso


A 5-Step plan on what to do with an inheritance:

Over the next 30 years, in what is anticipated to be the largest wealth transfer in American history, an estimated $30 trillion is expected to be passed from baby boomers to their children and grandchildren.(1)While the size of inheritances will vary, 53 percent of Americans between ages 25 - 70 who


Annual Flint Hills Beef Fest set for Aug. 17 to 19

The annual Flint Hills Beef Fest of Emporia, Kansas, is planned for Aug. 17 to 19. This event is a celebration of the Kansas grass cattle industry. There are events for everyone in the family to enjoy.