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Wintry mix over; next winter storm poised to hit area by Tuesday

With a wintry mix of precipitation now out of our hair, attention is turning to another winter storm set to affect us early next week.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Woynick says confidence is increasing in a significant snowfall impacting eastern Kansas by early Tuesday.

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Pickup catches fire on Kansas Turnpike

No injuries were reported after a pickup caught fire on the Kansas Turnpike near Matfield Green on Saturday.

Authorities were called to assist at milepost 99, or just outside the Matfield Green service area, around 1 pm. Both southbound lanes were closed for close to an hour while the fire was put out and investigated.

The cause of the fire is unclear. Driver and potential passenger names have not been released.

Trio hurt in KTA crash southwest of Emporia

An accident about 20 miles southwest of Emporia caused the hospitalization of several people early Saturday.

Two cars collided on the Kansas Turnpike around 1:30 am.

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CVAB to meet with visitor profile study consultant Monday

The Convention and Visitors Advisory Board is tackling one of its major goals for the year on Monday.

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League of Women Voters holding 'Fracking 101' forum

The controversial procedure known as "fracking" will be the focal point of a special public forum in Emporia next week.

The League of Women Voters has scheduled the forum from 7 to 8 pm Tuesday in the Memorial Union Preston Family Room.

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Greenwood County administrative judge to chair Chief Judges Council

The chief administrative judge of the 13th Judicial District involving Greenwood County has been named to a special council established recently by the Kansas Supreme Court.

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Tax preparation help available at Emporia Senior Center, Emporia State Federal Credit Union

Tax season is upon us, and pardon the pun, but it can be taxing work for most of us. Fortunately, there is help available.

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Emporia's overall crime statistics up, major case numbers down in 2013

Overall, Emporia's crime stats for 2013 were up from the prior year. However, major case numbers were down.

Deputy Police Chief Ed Owens says there were 1,201 adult arrests, up 203 from 2012. Juvenile arrests were down from 142 in 2012 to 121 last year.

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