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EHS Class of '56 donates remaining funds

The Class of 1956 Reunion Committee has decided not to hold any further, formal reunions. The group had some cash left over, which it decided to pass on to a group in the community, according to classmate Beverly Miller. Classmates voted to donate the remaining money back to their alma mater. Member


2019 Match Day Applications now available

Match Day will return on Nov. 11 for its sixth year. The greater Emporia Community Foundation will accept applications from charitable organizations interested in participating in this year’s event starting today. Applications are available via the Foundation’s website at www.emporiacf.org, calling


Polar weather greets Polar Plungers Saturday

Screams filled the air as people braved freezing temperatures to raise more than $17,000 for Special Olympics of Kansas during the annual Polar Plunge at Mouse Lake Saturday morning.


GRAPHIC: Kansas family says mail carrier ran over their dog; USPS investigating

DOUGLASS, KS (CNN) -- A Kansas family says their dog is in a lot of pain after a mail carrier hit him with her car. The United States Postal Service is instigating what happened as the black Labrador retriever recovers.


'It's very disgusting': Kansas lawmaker responds to blog's racist comments

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A Kansas lawmaker is firing back after an online blog made racist comments towards her and a House Bill aiming to protect Kansas property transmission lines.


Travel conditions improve -- just in time for another winter storm Featured

Travel conditions improved considerably after Friday's widespread light snowfall and Saturday's spotty freezing drizzle. In Emporia, major arterials and the higher-traveled residential collector streets are either dry or can be considered with seasonal driving conditions, thanks to sunshine and temp


Suspect arrested, victim identified in fatal Kansas shooting

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday night at a residence near Peru, Kansas.


Emporia's VA outpatient clinic closing in 2019 Featured

Emporia may be the founding city of Veterans Day, but local and area veterans will have to go elsewhere for certain medical services later this year. Local veterans have started receiving letters from the Department of Veterans Affairs saying the Emporia Community-Based Outpatient Clinic at 919 West


Kansas woman falls asleep before fatal crash, patrol says

MAPLETON, Kan. (KAKE) - Authorities say a 60-year-old woman had fallen asleep before crashing her van in southeast Kansas, killing her and injuring two teenagers. The crash happened at around 3:45 p.m. Sunday on K-31 near the K-65 junction in Bourbon County. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Dixie Bird


Kansas Republicans elect new leadership

Topeka — Delegates at the 2019 Kansas Republican Party Convention elected the party's new leadership Saturday in Topeka. Michael Kuckelman, an attorney from Overland Park, is the state's new GOP chairman.


Man arrested for murder in Chautauqua County in southeast Kansas

A Niotaze, Kan., man was charged with first-degree murder Monday following a homicide Sunday in Chautauqua County. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office received a call that a man had been shot about 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Deputies responded to a residence in the 800 block of Road 26 in Sedan, Kan., and


1 dead, 2 seriously injured in SE Kansas crash

BOURBON CO., Kan. (WIBW) A southeast Kansas woman is dead and two teens were seriously injured in a Bourbon County Sunday. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Dixie Birdsong, 60, of Mapleton, was driving a 2007 Dodge Van west on K-31 around 3:455 p.m. when she fell asleep at the wheel.


2 children found safe after carjacking in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Police in Kansas City, Kansas, say two children who were in a woman's vehicle when a man with a rifle carjacked her. Thankfully, the kids were later found safe by a good Samaritan.


Group rescues 43 dogs from hoarding situation in Kansas

CHETOPA, KS (AP) -- An animal rescue group says it is housing 43 dogs that were found in three different properties in southeast Kansas. KAKE-TV reports that Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption says the animals were found Friday near Chetopa in deplorable conditions without drinkable water, medical at


Winter weather back in Kansas Monday and Tuesday

Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says snow is on the way to the Sunflower State over the next few days. Tonight, snow will be possible in western Kansas around midnight. These snow showers will move to the east, staying in western Kansas to start the day on Monday. Snow will taper off in the early after


Fatal traffic accident in northeast Kansas

One woman is dead, 2 teenagers injured after a traffic accident in Bourbon County Sunday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol it happened Sunday around 3:45 p.m. northeast of Ft. Scott on K-31 east of Mapleton, Kansas.


The Truth About Human Trafficking in Kansas

Human trafficking is a crime that takes a victim's humanity from them, forcing them into sex work or manipulated to work under inhumane conditions. But those who work to combat it say most of us don't really understand what it is, and passionate feelings about the issue can often lead to the spread


Three teens involved in Chase Co. rollover wreck, one taken to hospital

CHASE CO., Kan. (WIBW) -- An Augusta teen is injured following a one-vehicle rollover wreck in Chase Co. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday on K177, just 10 miles south of Cottonwood Falls.


Kansas police catch man who hijacked car with 2 kids inside

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Police in Kansas City, Kansas, arrested a man Sunday suspected of carjacking a vehicle, stealing the driver’s phone and taking off with two children in the car, the The Kansas City Star reported.


Police investigate report of secret shopper scam in Kansas

DOUGLAS COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a scam. According to a social media report from police in Lawrence, individuals have received packages via UPS that request that they serve as a “secret shopper”. — The package includes two letters and a check for $2,900.