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Warrant issued for mall burglary suspect

Fifth Judicial District Community Corrections announced that a bench warrant had been issued for Cheryl Dains Tuesday afternoon. Dains, 47, is one of four suspects charged in a November burglary of the Flinthills Mall. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is being asked to notify law enforcement. A benc

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-03-20 20:11:00

Topeka developer, Emporia rental property owner Kent Lindemuth headed back to court in April

Topeka developer Kent Lindemuth (left), acquitted of over 100 bankruptcy fraud charges several months ago, will be back in court April 10 for trial on federal firearms and ammunition charges. WIBW-TV photo. A Topeka businessman that owns rental properties in Emporia will be tried soon on federal cha

KVOE.COM - 2018-03-20 14:17:41

Superintendent evaluation continues at USD 253

The Emporia Public Schools Board of Education made no action regarding Superintendent Kevin Case's contract during Monday night's special executive session at the Mary Herbert Education Center. Board president Doug Epp said the purpose of the meeting was simply to continue conversation, and explaine

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-03-20 15:00:00

Southeast Emporia house damaged by fire Sunday

The fire at 401 South Cottonwood was reported just after 5:30 pm after smoke was reported coming from the attic. Emporia fire crews responded, eventually placing two teams of firefighters on the roof to get the fire out. There were no injuries. Lyon County records list the house as owned by Ken and


Emporia States Lati Yeargin, MIAA AOW

Emporia State senior Lati Yeargin has been named the MIAA women track athlete of the week. At the Emporia State Yeargin won the 100m in a provisional qualifying time of 11.94 and anchored the women's 4x100m relay to a championship in a provisional qualifying time of 46.66 along with Jazmin Williams,

KVOE.COM - 2018-03-20 13:49:55

Emporia church to host church security seminar

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Churches across the U.S. are facing a harsh reality. They've become targets for mass shootings, forcing them to take an active approach to security. Twelfth Avenue Baptist Church in Emporia is helping other congregations step up safety. Senior Pastor Al Arehart has been with

WIBW - 2018-03-20 05:50:00

New trial coming for Emporian Justin Neighbors after Court of Appeals decision

In May 2015, prosecutors charged Justin Neighbors with single counts of methamphetamine distribution, meth possession and paraphernalia possession. The case developed as part of a surveillance operation by Emporia Police at a nearby residence after reports of drug deals. After authorities say they s

KVOE.COM - 2018-03-19 14:33:41

Jumper listed on Emporia honor roll

EMPORIA, Kansas - Kyra Jumper of Tahlequah was among more than 750 Emporia State students recognized for academic honors in the fall 2017 semester. Jumper was named to the university honor roll. To qualify for the university honor roll, students earned a minimum 3.80 semester grade point average in

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2018-03-20 07:45:00

The proof is in the rain gauge: Emporia enjoys biggest 24-hour rainfall since August

It has been a long time since the KVOE listening area had a widespread soaking rainfall. Actually, residents enjoyed the area's first significant rainfall since late October -- nearly five months -- with rainfall Sunday night and Monday morning. And it had been August -- Aug. 6, to be exact -- since

KVOE.COM - 2018-03-19 16:23:22

Emporia City Infill Housing Program continues construction on moderate income homes

The program is a result of a grant issued by the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation. The $180,000 grant is used to run the moderate income assistance program, which builds affordable housing in older Emporia neighborhoods. City housing specialist Jeff Lynch was a recent guest on KVOE's Newsmaker Tw

KVOE.COM - 2018-03-19 19:25:56

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Emporia, Lyon County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory that was put in place Friday. "KDHE officials issued the advisory because of high turbidity," KDHE Communications Director Gerald Kratochvil said in a written release. "High turbidity may result in bacterial contamin


Bald and brave Emporians lose their locks for childhood cancer research

Jessie Wagoner/GazetteBerta Woodruff had her head shaved Saturday, marking the fourth time she has gone bald to raise money for childhood cancer research. Jessie Wagoner/GazetteMax Magathan, 15, of Emporia, was one of 24 people who braved the shave during Saturday's St. Baldrick's Foundation head sh

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-03-19 14:50:16

Lyon County History Center launches concert series

The Lyon County Historical Society kicked off a new concert series Saturday evening. "This building used to be Montgomery Ward and the nickname for Montgomery Ward is Monkey Wards, so we are calling it the Monkey Jams Concert series," Lisa Soller, curator at the Lyon County History Center said. The

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-03-19 14:00:00

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Emporia, Lyon Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Emporia public water supply located in Lyon County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of high turbidity. High turbidity may result in bacterial contamination. The advisory


Road closing east of Emporia

Part of a Lyon County road east of Emporia is closing next week. The Highway Department says Road R will be closed between the east and west legs of Road 160. Crews are handling a maintenance project near the railroad crossing. The project should last about a week, weather permitting.


Update: KTA reopens southbound lanes at Emporia tollgate following Butler County fire

The Kansas Turnpike Authority has reopened all southbound lanes of traffic south of Emporia after a brief closure Friday. At around 6 p.m., traffic was being diverted at the Emporia tollgate due to a rather large grass fire burning in Butler County causing visibility issues for drivers on Interstate


Small fire in alley quickly extinguished

A transformer incident was reported in the alley behind The Emporia Gazette this morning. Gazette Graphic Designer Katie Potter arrived at work at 6:30 and smelled fire as she approached the rear of the building. "I didn't really think too much of it," Potter said. "But then I saw that the transform


Youngster wanders away from home, returned to parents

A young child that apparently wandered away from home was found safe Friday night and later returned to his parents. Emporia Police requested help from residents in finding the boy's parents after he was found in the 600 block of West Fifth around 6:45 pm. Officers say his parents were found later i


New principals hired at Emporia Public Schools

Baker selected as new Emporia Middle School assistant principal for the 2018-19 school year. Emporia Public Schools recently announced that after an extensive interview process, Emily Baker was selected as a new assistant principal at Emporia Middle School. Baker will be returning to Emporia Public


No injuries after late-night house fire near Emporia

Emporia Fire Battalion Chief Rich Gould says crews were dispatched to 522 Road 170, about two miles west of the city limits, shortly before 11:15 pm after the resident came home to find smoke coming from the house as she opened the front door. Firefighters from Emporia and Olpe got the fire out quic