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CRMC agrees to buy Mercy Hospital of Independence

BY ANDY TAYLOR The face of health care in Montgomery County changed dramatically Thursday when Coffeyville Regional Medical Center agreed to buy Mercy Hospital of Independence. Additionally, CRMC will retain various health-care services in Independence, bolstered by the issuance of … Continue reading

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Committee to represent City of Independence in hospital merger talks

INDEPENDENCE — Independence city commissioners on Monday named four people to serve as a committee to represent the city’s interests in the merger discussions between Mercy Hospital and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. In a brief special meeting Monday, commissioners voted unanimously … Continue reading

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Coffeyville woman is suspect in attempt murder

Coffeyville police have arrested 27-year-old Tenisha Marie Thomas for attempted second degree murder stemming from a shooting incident. Officers were called to 706 W. North Street at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3, for a report of shots fired. … Continue reading

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UPDATE TO THE CANEY WATER SITUATION (12:45 p.m., Saturday)

HERE IS AN UPDATE ABOUT THE CANEY WATER SITUATION (as of 12:45 p.m. Saturday)…. • Water is slowly being released into the city’s water distribution system. However, depending upon where you live in Caney, the water pressure will vary. That … Continue reading

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Water boil advisory issued for City of Caney

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for water customers of the City of Caney. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result … Continue reading

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City of Independence to provide negotiation power in Mercy/CRMC merger talks

INDEPENDENCE — The City of Independence now has a stake in the merger negotiations between Mercy Hospital and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. The two Montgomery County-based hospitals have been negotiating an alliance or merger for several months. However, hospitals officials … Continue reading

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Caney mayor walks out of council meeting; status of resignation unknown

By Rudy Taylor rudy@taylornews.org CANEY — Caney Mayor Carol McClure walked out of the city council meeting Monday night after taking part in a 15-minute executive session that apparently sparked heated emotions. McClure gave no explanation for her exit, although … Continue reading

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Bonds set against trio involved in chase, police shootings, manhunt

BY ANDY TAYLOR Montgomery County Chronicle INDEPENDENCE — Three people involved in high-speed chase in Oklahoma that included the wounding of an Oologah, Okla., police officer and a shootout with a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department deputy on May 28-29 appeared … Continue reading

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Manhunt continues for Hispanic male; perimeter set up near Liberty

UPDATE TO MANHUNT NEAR LIBERTY (7 a.m., FRIDAY) The manhunt continues this morning for the Hispanic male is believed to be involved in the shooting of an Oologah, Okla., police officer and an innocent motorist near Coffeyville whose vehicle was … Continue reading

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Constitutional crisis looms between judicial and legislative branches

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org The State of Kansas appears headed to a constitutional crisis within its state government due to a set of events on Friday that now pits the judicial branch against the legislative branch. On Friday morning, the … Continue reading

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