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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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Field Kindley prepares for state championship game

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org COFFEYVILLE — Field Kindley High School head football coach Murray Zogg had a pressing day on Monday — trying to prepare his troops for this Saturday’s class 4A state championship game while also trying to sneak … Continue reading

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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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