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Sen. Moran secures 6 million dollars for Belvue Bridge

It has been over 65 years since the Belvue Bridge was built, and Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee Counties have been working to repair the now deteriorating structure that crosses the Kansas River.  A 9 million dollar plan for the project was approved in the early spring of 2022, and county commissioners have attempted to receive federal [...]

By |2023-01-03T14:57:21-06:00January 3rd, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Sen. Moran secures 6 million dollars for Belvue Bridge

Kansas man sentenced for performing unauthorized autopsies

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office says a Kansas man has been sentenced to one year in jail and one year of probation on six criminal charges tied to autopsy services he provided in Wabaunsee County. Shawn Parcells, who has held residences in Leawood and Topeka, was sentenced Tuesday by Wabaunsee County District Court Judge Jeffrey [...]

By |2022-12-21T11:16:12-06:00December 21st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Kansas man sentenced for performing unauthorized autopsies

2022 Mid-Term Election Results

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By |2022-11-08T17:42:41-06:00November 8th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2022 Mid-Term Election Results

North Carolina man jailed after reportedly meeting up with Kansas child he met online

A North Carolina man is jailed in Wabaunsee County after authorities allege he flew out to meet up with a child he met online. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Derrick Mayfield was arrested Monday at a residence at Lake Wabaunsee. Evidence discovered on scene led to Mayfield being charged with aggravated indecent liberties [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:51:03-05:00November 3rd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on North Carolina man jailed after reportedly meeting up with Kansas child he met online

One person injured following crash on K-99 in Wabaunsee County

One person was injured just before noon Tuesday in a crash on K-99 near the westbound off ramp of Interstate 70 in Wabaunsee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a semi driver failed to yield to a northbound pickup as it crossed the highway from the off ramp. The semi struck the pickup on the [...]

By |2022-08-31T06:49:49-05:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on One person injured following crash on K-99 in Wabaunsee County

A Celebration of the Flint Hills at Lazy T Ranch to benefit Native Stone Scenic Highway

About 55 miles of historic fences exist along a route in the Flint Hills, identified as the Native Stone Scenic Byway. Mary Mertz belongs to a group dedicated to preserving the structures. She describes a fundraiser at The Lazy T Ranch on September 10th. Mertz says crafters, artists, authors, photographers, and florists are offered free [...]

By |2022-08-30T18:33:58-05:00August 30th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Celebration of the Flint Hills at Lazy T Ranch to benefit Native Stone Scenic Highway

KDOT to start resurfacing Highway 99 in Wabaunsee County

Officials with the Kansas Department of Transportation say a $3.4 million milling and overlay project will begin Tuesday, weather permitting, on K-99 in Wabaunsee County, just south of Wamego. Work will cover about 22 miles from the Wabaunsee/Pottawatomie County line south to the K-99/K-4 junction. KDOT says the City of Alma and the ongoing K-99 [...]

By |2022-08-29T06:23:36-05:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on KDOT to start resurfacing Highway 99 in Wabaunsee County

Manhattan man injured in Wabaunsee County crash

A Manhattan man was taken to the hospital following a crash on Interstate 70 Tuesday in Wabaunsee County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, Che Yu Wang was driving his Jeep Westbound near Wabaunsee Road before veering left on the roadway, overcorrecting, striking a nearby ditch, overturning, and settling against the median before [...]

By |2022-08-24T14:37:37-05:00August 24th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Manhattan man injured in Wabaunsee County crash

Multi million dollars of drugs seized during JCPD operation

Multiple agencies assisted the Junction City Police Department in a 3-day special operation that was aimed at major criminals. The operation was executed in Wabaunsee County and multiple arrests were made. In addition to those arrests, over 120 pounds of Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of over $4 million were seized. The Junction City [...]

By |2022-07-26T06:59:49-05:00July 26th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Multi million dollars of drugs seized during JCPD operation

AAA estimating busy 4th of July weekend despite high gas prices

With the Fourth of July coming up, millions of Americans are traveling for the holiday. AAA estimates that 47.9 million people and over 387 thousand Kansans will travel 50 miles or more July 4th weekend. AAA representative Jana Tidwell says they expected the record high gas prices to push travel numbers down this year. But [...]

By |2022-06-27T15:51:44-05:00June 27th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AAA estimating busy 4th of July weekend despite high gas prices
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