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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

Wife of accused former Wamego teacher now facing charge in sex crime investigation

A former Wamego High math teacher is facing criminal charges, three weeks after her husband, a former Wamego Middle School science teacher was arrested. Arrest records show 55-year-old Deborah Sylvester was booked Tuesday in Wabaunsee County Jail on a Pottawatomie County warrant charging her with unlawful sexual relations. Her husband, 51-year-old Allen Sylvester is charged [...]

By |2022-06-23T14:13:42-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wife of accused former Wamego teacher now facing charge in sex crime investigation

New details emerge in case of former Wamego teacher charged with sex crime

More details have emerged in the case of a former Wamego Middle School science teacher arrested Sunday on suspicion of a sex crime involving an underage victim. Allen Sylvester, 51, of rural Wabaunsee County, was formally charged Wednesday with one count of unlawful sexual relations. According to Wabaunsee County Attorney Tim Liesmann, the victim was [...]

By |2022-06-01T16:07:46-05:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New details emerge in case of former Wamego teacher charged with sex crime

Update: Wamego Middle School teacher resigns following weekend arrest; wife also resigns

Update: 6 a.m. Wednesday Two Wamego School District employees have resigned amid a child sex crime investigation, involving one of them. According to the Wamego Times, Allen Sylvester, who worked as a middle school science teacher, and his wife Deborah Sylvester, a Wamego High math teacher, both submitted their resignations Tuesday at a special meeting [...]

By |2022-06-01T06:20:52-05:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Update: Wamego Middle School teacher resigns following weekend arrest; wife also resigns

Titus announces candidacy in 51st House District

A conservative Manhattan business owner and attorney has filed for the 51st District House seat in the Kansas Legislature. Kenny Titus, co-owner of National Sports Network, a nationally syndicated play-by-play broadcast network and has degrees from both the University of Kansas and Kansas State University, the latter of which includes a B.S. in Journalism and [...]

By |2022-04-26T10:56:21-05:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Titus announces candidacy in 51st House District
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