Final phase of cleaning begins for Emporia water storage tanks

Renovation projects associated with water storage tanks on 24th Avenue may conclude as early as next week after a cleanliness evaluation.

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Wheat crops developing ahead of schedule while corn crops dry out

Rising temperatures and a lack of precipitation may bode well for local residents still reeling from severe weather that manifested in May, but corn crops in the region could be drying out too quickly.

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Emporia firefighters extinguish structure blaze allegedly started by electronic cigarette

A minor structure fire at 413 South Merchant Street on Tuesday afternoon led to call that sent a convoy of emergency vehicles blazing down West Highway 50 to keep the situation under control.

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Flint Hills Technical College ready for another prosperous year

Faculty and staff are beginning to gear up for another successful year at Flint Hills Technical College.

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TECHMaker Youth Academy this July

Emporia State University is partnering with Flint Hills Technical College and the Emporia Public Library to present their new program TECHMaker Youth Academy this summer.

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Emporian Sentenced to prison for Child Porn

Zachary Krueger of Emporia was sentenced to 6 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography on Monday in US District Court. Krueger pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography over the internet.

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Director of Lyon County Emergency Management prepares for FEMA assessment of flood damage

The storms that ravaged Lyon County in late May have been over for weeks, but reconstruction efforts are likely to continue with the help of federal funds.

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Van slams into Daylight Donuts storefront

Patrons of Daylight Donuts on West 6th Avenue may have to get their morning pastries elsewhere due to a vehicle accident on Monday that left the baked goods chain in shambles.

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