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Cherryvale man sought in deaths of 4 people in Parsons

  PARSONS –  The Parsons Police Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies are investigating the deaths of four individuals in Parsons. The deceased individuals are identified as Cami Umbarger, 29, and her three minor children. … Continue reading

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Coffeyville man killed in wreck on U.S. 169

A Coffeyville man was killed Sunday evening in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 169 at the intersection of county road 2800 north of Coffeyville.   The Kansas Highway Patrol said Everett G. Bell, age 77, of Coffeyville died at the … Continue reading

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Two arrested in counterfeit currency scheme in Independence

Two Independence people have been arrested as part of an investigation into the distribution of counterfeit currency in the Montgomery County region.   Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks said Brian David Taylor, age 26, and Jan Angela Vicroy, age 33, … Continue reading

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Caney man killed in one-vehicle wreck

CANEY — A one-vehicle mishap late Saturday night, Oct. 12, has claimed the life of a Caney man.   The Kansas Highway Patrol says Timothy Ray Garton, age 26, of Caney was killed when his vehicle, a 1999 Ford Ranger, left … Continue reading

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BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS: The story of how a botched surgery led to the murder of a star witness and the downfall of one of Coffeyville’s top physicians

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org   W.J. Aldrich thought something was awry when his cutting knife tore into the already bludgeoned body of Esther O’Dare Nidiffer on a late-summer night in 1930. Aldrich was the Montgomery County coroner, who was summoned … Continue reading

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Coffeyville man arrested on attempted doubled murder at drive-in

(11:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1) Second update to Coffeyville Sonic Drive-In . . .   The Montgomery County Chronicle has learned that Robert Jay Bocook, age 27, of Coffeyville, who will be charged in the attempted murder of two Girard … Continue reading

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Coffeyville woman to be charged with second degree attempted murder

    A Coffeyville woman was arrested Monday night on a charge of attempted second degree murder in the alleged stabbing an adult male.   Police chief Anthony Celeste said Veronia Yvonne Gadlin, age 36, was found several blocks from … Continue reading

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Press statement from Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department . . .

Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that information circulating regarding a white male and a 19-year-old girl traveling the area allegedly collecting information about children is being investigated by sheriff’s department and that earlier information released by authorities has … Continue reading

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Coffeyville man arrested on attempted vehicle burglary

An 18-year-old Coffeyville man was arrested early Thursday, July 18 for vehicle burglary.   Police chief Anthony Celeste said Michael Lee McGinnis of Coffeyville was arrested after he was discovered stealing a vehicle in the 100 block of West Third … Continue reading

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Independence man bound for federal prison following conviction

WICHITA,  Kan. – A Montgomery County man has been sentenced to 262 months in federal prison for marijuana trafficking, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.   Rashon T. Johnson, age 37, of Independence pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy … Continue reading

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