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From Feb. 24 through March 6 the Parsons Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and increase traffic enforcement near high schools to raise awareness on roadway safety.

ALTAMONT —The USD 506 Board of Education approved a quit claim deed Monday to clear up a title issue on property donated to the district decades ago when it was School District No. 102.

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Tuesday’s public auction of 1,061 acres of farmland and hunting properties in Labette and Montgomery counties, including the 162-acre tract upon which the Benders performed their nefarious deeds about 150 years ago, sold for a total of $2.2 million.

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Only a few days after the announcement of a $225,000 grant for new fuel tanks, the city received notice of nearly a million dollars of new funding for the Tri-City Airport.

A Parsons man who pleaded no contest to two of 12 charges filed against him after a vehicle chase involving Parsons police, was sentenced Monday to 20 months in prison.

The transformation of Stockyard Travel Plaza into a Pete’s location, along with the remodeling of a building for Curious Minds Discovery Zone, boosted the valuation of construction projects permitted in January.

Parsons city commissioners on Monday had some questions about the transportation of wind turbine parts from the Great Plains Industrial Park to a nearby future wind farm.

Parsons police responding to a domestic disturbance pursued the suspect speeding away in a car for a number of blocks before he stopped on Main. A search of the car turned up about a pound of marijuana and scales to weigh it.

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The sex offender who escaped from a transport van Monday after attacking the driver with a plastic knife has been captured.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of McCune, located in Crawford County. The advisory was issued because of a line break in a connected System resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pre…

Labette County law enforcement searched unsuccessfully Monday afternoon for a man in the state sexual predator treatment program suspected of threatening his driver and escaping from the transport van at U.S. 400 and Ness Road.

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The Kansas Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution that may place a question on the August primary election ballot about changing the Kansas Constitution.

OSWEGO — Labette County commissioners will allow the sheriff’s department to rack up extra overtime to provide security for the full-time courtroom in Oswego.

Parsons city commissioners will consider an amendment to an agreement with a cellphone company on Monday.

ALTAMONT — Labette County High School theater students will perform “Kodachrome” by Adam Szymkowicz in February at the Black Box Theatre across from the high school.

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The Tri-City Airport will get another $225,000 worth of improvements following the approval of a grant.

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ALTAMONT — As a Labette County committee studying wind energy continues its work, the first four wind farm lease and easement agreements have been filed.

OSWEGO — The alleged victim in a kidnapping case failed to show up in court Wednesday so a preliminary hearing was rescheduled for next week.

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OSWEGO — Activity and interest at Great Plains Industrial Park is growing and a utility has agreed to bring natural gas lines to fringe areas of the park if prospects agree to move into the park, Labette County commissioners heard Monday.