Emporia

May 11, 2019 - 6:26 pm
The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says officials are searching for two missing people who left a car that was overcome by floodwaters in east-central Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that deputies responding to a call about 4:30 a.m. Saturday of a car in floodwater in Emporia found a car...
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February 24, 2019 - 11:56 am
The Veterans Affairs clinic in Emporia will be closed by mid-June. Joe Burks, spokesman for Kansas VA, says the organization plans to move veteran care from the clinic into the community, the Topeka VA Medical Center, or other community clinics. He said the change will improve veterans' access to...
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September 19, 2018 - 8:10 pm
The zoo in Emporia is getting closer to raising enough money for a major update that will include adding and renovating several exhibits. The Emporia Gazette reports that $3.6 million already has been raised for the $4.3 million project. Once the campaign hits $4 million, the Capitol Federal...
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September 18, 2018 - 6:35 pm
The founder of a popular gravel bicycle race in Kansas says the race has been sold to a Minnesota company. Dirty Kanza co-founder Jim Cummins announced that the event, which begins and ends in Emporia, will be owned by Life Time Fitness, based in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The company operates athletic...
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August 03, 2018 - 7:34 pm
Emporia police are investigating the theft of more than $51,000 from a women's shelter. Police Capt. David DeVries confirmed that the Plumb Place reported a possible theft and an investigation was underway but provided no further information. The Emporia Gazette reports a former staff member at the...
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July 18, 2018 - 7:53 am
Officials say an Emporia doctor is losing his Kansas medical license for a sexual relationship with a patient who tried to commit suicide using pills he prescribed her. The Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas Board of Healing Arts said in revoking Chester Stone's license last week that he "was...
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July 17, 2018 - 8:45 pm
The former director of the Emporia State University's early childhood center has been granted diversion for failing to report suspected child abuse or neglect at the center. Keely Persinger's record will be cleared if she successfully completes the plea agreement. A pretrial conference for Kimberly...
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May 17, 2018 - 7:39 pm
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A former teacher at an Emporia State University campus day care has been charged with child endangerment and the former director of failing to report suspected abuse or neglect. The charges were filed last month against former teacher Kimberly Schneider and former director...
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March 30, 2018 - 6:11 pm
An Emporia State University professor has been placed on administrative leave after a campus newspaper reported about the findings of a sexual harassment investigation. University President Allison Garrett sent an email Wednesday to students, faculty and staff, saying the psychology professor was...
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January 24, 2018 - 8:08 pm
Lyon County authorities say a person has died in a house fire near Emporia. County sheriff's deputy Jacob Welsh says the fire was reported Wednesday morning about 4 miles southwest of Emporia. When firefighters arrived, the home was completely engulfed in flames. The person's name has not been...
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