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Terrible, terrible Emporia streets

I have lived in Emporia for over 10 years now, also in two other Kansas towns, two other states and driven in many towns and cities. Never have I driven on streets like we have here with bumps, crevices, holes, etc. I know Emporia is an old city and water lines and other utilities have to be replace


UPDATE: Strong storms developing near Emporia Featured

Severe weather is developing across parts of the KVOE listening area. *Coffey County: Severe thunderstorm warning until 5:15 pm. *Lyon, Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Osage counties: Severe thunderstorm watch until midnight.


EPD searching for missing teenager Featured

Emporia Police are looking for a teenager that has been missing for nearly two weeks. Faith Karcher, 17, went missing April 5 and was reported as a runaway April 7. Karcher is a white female. She's 5-foot-4, 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Kansas Missing and Unsolved says Karcher may sti


City approves street rehab project bid

A street rehabilitation project will soon be underway after Emporia City Commissioners approved a bid from Killough Construction, Inc. during an action session Wednesday evening.


Greenwood County Deputies searching for suspect following incident in Madison Thursday Featured

The Greenwood County Sheriff's Office is in search of a suspect who fled the scene of a dispute in Madison Thursday. According to a press release from Greenwood County Sheriff Heath Samuels, deputies responded to a report of an individual having been shot in the head with a pellet gun at 417 South 3


Awards and reports presented during Lyon County Commission weekly action session Featured

Presentations of awards and reports highlighted the Lyon County Commission’s weekly action session Thursday morning. One of those presentations included the Flint Hills Community Health Center's first quarter report. According to the statistics shared this quarter was relatively quiet in terms of Em


Emporia High girls diving team 1st at Salina Featured

The Emporia High girls diving team finished in 1st place at the Salina Invitational Wednesday. Haylee Weiss finished in 1st place. Karalyn Karjala placed 4th and Cadance Vincent 5th.


One dead following rollover on Kansas Turnpike south of El Dorado

EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) - The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in the southbound lanes of the Kansas Turnpike. It happened just after 3 p.m. about a mile south of the El Dorado exit.


Kansas police officer seriously hurt when patrol car crashes into school bus

TYRO, Kan. (KAKE) - Authorities say a southeast Kansas police officer suffered serious injuries when his patrol vehicle rear-ended a school bus. The accident happened just after 4 p.m. Wednesday on Route 166 about two miles west of Tyro. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the bus was stopped to drop


How Emporia, Kansas Fights Rural Brain Drain: ‘Broadband Is The New Railroad’

A small city in Kansas is determined to prove The Onion wrong. Folks in Emporia, Kansas, weren’t laughing when the satirical paper named it “best town to escape from” in 2017. In fact, the “brain drain” from rural areas has been a problem across the country for decades. Since 2000, Emporia's populat


Large hail, heavy rain and landspout tornado all part of Wednesday night storm wrap-up Featured

A line of strong thunderstorms produced isolated large hail south and east of Emporia on Wednesday night as well as one report of flooding rain in Burlington and a so-called landspout tornado in Greenwood County.


One area road project ends, two others set to start Featured

One road in northern Lyon County is reopening to traffic while another will be closed for nearly three months. Road U has reopened between Roads 320 and 330 after a bridge replacement. The road had been closed since late March.


Suspect sought after pellet gun shooting in Madison

The Greenwood County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for a suspect who allegedly shot a neighbor with a pellet gun during a dispute Thursday. According to a written statement from the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office, the victim was able to give suspect information which led law enforcement to s


Severe weather rolls across south-central Kansas

Spectacular lightning, heavy rain, and hail peppered south central and southeast Kansas Wednesday night. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for several counties, including Sedgwick.


Kansas woman fighting for life after lawn mower accident

COWLEY COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) - A Kansas woman is hopeful her mother will recover after a lawn mowing accident on Sunday. "Grief, disbelief, shock," said Trisha Emmons. Trisha Emmons, 28, said she is still struggling to digest what happened to her mom, Virginia Emmons, 59.


Kansas Writer Laura Moriarty Explains How It Felt To Watch The Movie Version Of Her Book

When Kansas-born actress and dancer Louise Brooks wanted to travel to New York City in 1922 at the age of 15, she could not go alone. She needed a chaperone. Brooks' five-week trip is the basis of Lawrence novelist Laura Moriarty's 2012 book "The Chaperone," which has now been made into a movie of t


Drug distribution defendant sentenced to over five years in prison Featured

One man who reached a plea agreement on drug crimes as part of an alleged distribution ring in Emporia received over five years in prison for his involvement. Luis Guillen was sentenced to five years, seven months Tuesday. Guillen was originally charged with distribution within 1,000 feet of a schoo


3 children identified as those accused of vandalizing Kansas bandroom, won't face charges

PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan. (KCTV/AP) — Four students have been suspended after a high school band room was doused with paint and instruments broken in a vandalism spree that resulted in up to $75,000 worth of damage.


Greenwood County Sheriff's Office searches for man it says shot neighbor in head with pellet gun

MADISON, Kan. The Greenwood County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man it says shot a neighbor in the head with a pellet gun. Deputies responded to the emergency call about noon Thursday (April 18) in Madison. the person shot was not seriously injured and provided deputies with information on the


Two new programs established at Madison Public Schools

Two new programs will be added to Madison’s school district next school year. The USD 386 Board of Education approved an Ag program, including FFA, and and Early Learning Center for the 2019-2020 school year.