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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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Gas nozzle in vehicle prompts deputy to seek search; 2 arrested

Two Independence residents await drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop by a sheriff’s deputy on March 5 resulted in a significant drug and weapon seizure. Sheriff Robert Dierks said a deputy who was monitoring traffic near 10th and … Continue reading

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Caney mayoral primary election to be March 3

Caney voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, March 3 for a primary election that will narrow the numberer of candidates running for city mayor. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. All voting will take … Continue reading

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Primary election required for Caney mayoral race; all other races to be decided on April 7

A primary election will be required in Caney on Tuesday, March 3 to narrow a list of mayoral candidates. Noon Tuesday was the deadline for persons to file for city council, city commission, school board, or community college trustee positions … Continue reading

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The seed for desegregation was planted in Montgomery County

(Reprinted from the Montgomery County Chronicle • Jan. 19, 2012) BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org When the U.S. Supreme Court declared racial segregation as unconstitutional in the case Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education, the institutional barriers of racial separation began … Continue reading

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Extra time now required under new postal delivery format

The time it takes for your valentine love note to reach your spouse, a paycheck to be sent to your employee, a Christmas card to get to your cousins, a payment to arrive at your utility service, or a church … Continue reading

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Affiliation being sought between CRMC, Mercy

Plans are underway to seek an independent third party to evaluate a possible affiliation between Mercy Hospital of Independence and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. David Steinmann, Mercy chief executive officer, said Monday that a community task force group that was … Continue reading

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