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McKee bringing guitar wizardry to Albert Taylor Hall

World-renowned acoustic guitarist Andy McKee is performing at Emporia State's Albert Taylor Hall on Friday night.

Arts Center Director Melissa Windsor says McKee can create a lot of rhythms with just one instrument.

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Lyon County Commission approves new dispatch department advisory board

One day after Emporia city commissioners approved consolidating the Police and Sheriff's Office dispatch units, Lyon County commissioners voted to set up the advisory board for the new department.

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Crime of Week: Burglary near Emporia church

Emporia Police and Lyon County Crime Stoppers are asking for help in solving a burglary from last weekend.

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Wolf Creek, NRC to meet next week

Wolf Creek officials are taking a trip to Texas next week.

Plant officials are meeting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday to discuss the work environment, specifically to make sure plant workers aren't afraid to report any safety concerns they may have.

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Emporia store escapes current round of JC Penney closures

Emporia's JC Penney store is not included in the struggling retailer's decision to close over 30 stores.

JC Penney announced it would close 33 stores, cutting 2,000 jobs in the process and saving an estimated $65 million. None of the store closures are slated for Kansas.

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EFD finds no blaze after grass fire report

Emporia firefighters were called out to a reported fire west of town Thursday morning.

Firefighters say they were called out to the 200 block of Road 190, about five miles west of Emporia, right around 7 am after a report of a grass fire.

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Few details currently available after crash near Flying J

At least one person was hospitalized after an injury accident near Emporia's western city limits Wednesday evening.

A car crashed into a column supporting the Kansas Turnpike bridge over West U.S. Highway 50 around 9 pm.

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Governor: State leading 'American renaissance'

Gov. Sam Brownback gave his State of the State Address on Wednesday night, saying Kansas' economic growth the past two-plus years can be a beacon for the rest of the country.

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