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Hearing for budget change set for Dec. 28

Parsons city commissioners have set a public hearing date for an amendment that would add nearly $2 million to the 2017 budget, although most of the money won't be spent until next year. During a Thursday work session the commissioners agreed to have the hearing at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28 during another r

PARSONS SUN - 2017-12-16 08:40:00

Local scam effort seeks to get bond money from caller

A citizen reported that an individual identifying as a relative of the citizen called to solicit money by explaining he or she was sick and while en route to get medicine were stopped and arrested for DUI and drug-related offenses. The citizen asked the caller if he or she had contacted other relati

PARSONS SUN - 2017-12-16 08:39:00

Cottey College Announces $500,000 Gift - courtesy of Cottey Coll - KOAM TV 7

The annual faculty and staff holiday luncheon at Cottey College kicked off with a surprise announcement by Cottey College President Dr. Jann Weitzel that brought everyone to their feet. "I am pleased to announce a $500,000 gift to the College from Mrs. Sophia Zetmeir of Parsons, Kansas, for the reno

KOAMTV - 2017-12-16 00:06:00

U.S. 59 reopens between U.S. 400 and K-47

The Kansas Department of Transportation has reopened U.S. 59 from the U.S. 59/U.S. 400 junction at Parsons north to the south U.S. 59/K-47 junction, following a crash on this section Thursday morning. PopularCommentedFacebook Activity


Bath is finishing his third and final term as mayor of Altamont

ALTAMONT - Herb Bath will step down as mayor of Altamont in early January after serving in the position more than a dozen years. Bath ran for office after retiring as owner and operator of Bath Funeral Home in Altamont and Chetopa. Bath, 75, began working in the funeral home business in 1964. His fa


Building donation on slate for LCC trustees

The Labette Community College Board of Trustees will discuss the city of Parsons donating a spec building for use in a proposed industrial painting and welding program. The city commissioners met with Linseh Johnson, LCC's director of workforce education, career training and personal enrichment, dur


Parsons Boys Upset #7 Pittsburg

In an SEK matchup against #7 Pittsburg, the Vikings overcame a 20 point deficit to hand the Dragons their first loss of the season 69-66. Dariq Williams and Ezekiel Lyons tied for the team lead with 18 points. Daquan Johnson added 13 and Joel Schibi had 10. In an SEK matchup against #7 Pittsburg, th

KOAMTV - 2017-12-16 08:23:00

Parsons police seize 7 suspicious packages

Parsons police are investigating seven suspicious packages dropped off at Ace Hardware, 200 N. 18th, Wednesday for shipping via UPS. Ace is an authorized service provider for UPS. Police were called at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday. Police Chief Jason Sharp said police detectives arrived and started an invest


Huntington man arrested for cocaine

BY MICHAEL HUPP Managing Editor KENOVA The Wayne County Sheriff's Department Drug Enforcement Unit and road patrol deputies intercepted a suspect trafficking Cocaine from Huntington to the Crum/Kermit area Tuesday. The two-month investigation by the DEU came to an end with the arrest of Ricky Stumbo

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2017-12-16 05:01:01

Huntington homicide sent to grand jury

HUNTINGTON - A Huntington homicide case will be presented to a grand jury for possible indictment after police testimony Friday said that an ID found within a change purse, and several witnesses, implicated a man in the shooting death of 37-year-old Carlos Ray Ferguson in November. Jonathon Michael

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2017-12-16 05:01:00

Prayer for peace, vigil held for Huntington homicide crisis

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An intense week of gun violence in Huntington is leading to a call for higher help. There have been five shootings this week; three of them have been fatal. It brings the number of homicide investigations up to 21 this year. It prompted a prayer vigil and a march through

WSAZ - 2017-12-16 03:19:00

Police blotter: HPD reports list automobile theft

HUNTINGTON - The following information was provided by reports from the Huntington Police Department: The Huntington Police Department listed 17 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Friday, according to a printout released by the department. However, the individual police repo

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2017-12-16 05:01:00

CRIME: HPD Makes Arrests for Possession, Fugitive from Justice

The Huntington Police Department has reported arrests for possession of a controlled substance, fugitive from justice, and receiving or transferring stolen property. A man has been arrested at about 12:45 a.m. in the 2500 block of Adams Avenue Dec. 16 for receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle

HUNTINGTONNEWS.NET - 2017-12-16 17:24:00

Community reacts to violence in Huntington

HUNTINGTON - Citizens of Huntington sent a firm message Friday that the city's violence needs to be dealt with as they marched down 6th Avenue in response to the city's record number of homicides, three of which occurred this week. A crowd of about 100 chanted, "Stop the violence. Stop the drugs" an

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2017-12-16 05:01:00

"We can't just sit back and do nothing," Huntington community comes together for prayer vigil

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - For months, Pastor Kary Williams with Huntington's Young Chapel AME Church and others have been regularly gathering for vigils and marches through the Cabell County city's streets calling for community action to counter violence. "The community has to get involved. We can't just

METRO NEWS - 2017-12-15 19:53:00

Suspects sought in fatal shooting in Huntington

HUNTINGTON - The Huntington Police Department has obtained first-degree murder warrants for two individuals involved in a fatal shooting that happened in Huntington in late November. Huntington Police Capt. Hank Dial announced two first-degree murder warrants have been obtain for two individuals bel


Sweet history wafts through Stafford's Ferry Farm

The 31st Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit will be at Ferry Farm until Dec. 30, but the venue will not be open Dec. 24 and 25. "Historic Sites in Virginia" was this year's theme for building the edible houses and drew more than 20 entries. The best in show prize went to John and Florence

INSIDE NOVA - 2017-12-15 22:52:00

Eight Businesses Burglarized In Stafford: Police

STAFFORD, VA - Police are investigating eight reported burglaries Wednesday night at businesses on both Garrisonville Road and Warrenton Road, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. In most of the cases, officers found signs of forced entry through shattered glass on windows and doors. M

PATCH - 2017-12-15 15:08:44

Trump touts loyalty to police but delivers attack on FBI

QUANTICO-Taking aim at the credibility of the FBI, President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack Friday on the bureau's leadership even as he praised state and local police officers as a bulwark against rising violence and crime. Trump denounced the bureau for its handling of the Hillary Clin

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-12-16 04:15:00

Head Start hosts fifth annual holiday celebration

For the fifth consecutive year, Culpeper Head Start opened its doors Saturday morning to clients, friends and family to hold the annual Culpeper Men Care holiday event. Volunteers from the public schools, county government, town police and other local agencies joined parents and staff from the local

CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2017-12-17 00:00:00