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Former Havana city clerk pleads guilty to embezzlement

WICHITA – A former city clerk for the city of Havana pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling funds from the city and from her church, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. She agreed to pay restitution of approximately $14,658 to the city … Continue reading

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Former Independence police chief charged with perjury, misuse of funds, theft

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Former Havana city clerk charged with embezzlement

A former City of Havana official has been charged in federal court with one count of bank fraud and one count of wire fraud.   U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom of Wichita charged Diana Cox of Havana with the two crimes … Continue reading

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Sheriff: girl’s death may have been accidental

INDEPENDENCE — Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that his office is investigating what they believe to be the accidental death of a 17-year-old Independence girl early on Tuesday, Jan. 7.   Dierks stated that Shirley Catherine Raven Scout … Continue reading

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Independence man arrested following murder of girlfriend

INDEPENDENCE (Jan. 6) — Independence police chief Harry Smith has confirmed that a 41-year-old Independence man was arrested early Monday and will be recommended on a charge of murder in the death of his girlfriend. Arrested was Russell McQueen Arndt, … Continue reading

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Independence resident pushes for stronger security at local bars

INDEPENDENCE — An Independence woman who lost a family member in an assault at a local bar asked city commissioners on Thursday (Jan. 2) to require tougher security measures at local taverns.   Bonnie Tucker, whose son, Pete Tucker, died … Continue reading

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Alert church volunteers create heightened security at Tyro Christian Church

  Incident at Tyro church results in locking doors and calling sheriff TYRO — Leaders of the Tyro Christian Church report that a security incident last Sunday (Dec. 15) was handled efficiently and safely. David Bycroft, minister, said rumors were floating … Continue reading

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Cherryvale mourns loss of high school senior

CHERRYVALE — Sadness befell the Cherryvale community and Cheryvale Middle-High School where news was announced early this morning (Friday) of the death of a high school senior due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.   Labette County Sheriff Robert Sims confirmed the … Continue reading

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Caney man charged with embezzlement, falsifying tax returns

TULSA, Okla. — A Caney man has been charged with embezzlement and making false income tax returns.   Timothy Edward Crossman of Caney was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa with one count of embezzling $79,010.89 during his tenure … Continue reading

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Prosecution: more time needed to file charges against Bennett

PARSONS — A Cherryvale man who is a suspect in a quadruple homicide in Parsons will have to wait no later than next Tuesday, Dec. 10 to learn of the charges against him.   Prosecutors in the Kansas Attorney General’s Office … Continue reading

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