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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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Coffeyville man arrested on burglary charges

The Coffeyville Police Department is investigating a series of crimes which has led to the arrest of Joseph Dewayne Gingery, age 19, of Coffeyville.   Gingery is alleged to have stolen a vehicle from 713 S. Union on May 22. … Continue reading

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Pit bull mauls 2-day-old infant in Coffeyville

BREAKING NEWS: The Coffeyville Police Department is reporting that a 2-day-old infant was mauled by a pit bull that belonged to the infant’s family. Police chief Anthony Celeste said the incident happened at 1807 S. Walnut on Thursday, May 23. … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Cherry Blossom Festival postponed

CHERRYVALE — Inclement weather has forced the postponement of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Cherryvale. See the message from the Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce below: We regret to announce that due to the inclement weather, all Cherry Blossom Festival activites … Continue reading

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