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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Reported Fire Alarm at 400 S. Weaver Street (Hills Pet Nutrition)

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Emporia, Kansas 07 February 2024 — Emporia Fire Department was dispatched to 400 S. Weaver Street for a reported fire alarm. Upon arrival, fire crews were escorted to the northwest corner of the plant where it was noted that smoke was coming from vents at...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Fire Investigations at 2023 W. 6th Avenue Emporia, Kansas

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On February 1, 2024, the Emporia Fire Department and the Emporia Police Department working together arrested one juvenile on two counts of arson. The fires occurred January 17, 2024,  and January 22, 2024, at Moores Greenhouse at 2023 W. 6th Aven...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Vehicle / Structure Fire, 469 Road 190, Emporia, Kansas

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Emporia Fire Department was dispatched to 469 Road 190, Emporia, Kansas for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, there was moderate smoke coming from the front of the structure. The structure was a 40’x80’ barn. Americus Fire Depar...

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Posted on: January 1, 2024

Structure Fire Simmons

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Emporia, Kansas 01/01/2024 — Emporia Fire Department was dispatched to 1400 E Logan Ave. (Simmons) for a reported fire alarm. Upon arrival, EFD found heavy smoke inside. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire and began clearing the build...

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Posted on: February 28, 2024

Industrial Park IV Paving Improvements (Road F from US-50 Hwy to Road 180)

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Beginning the week of March 18, 2024, the City’s contractor will begin construction of the Industrial Park IV Paving Improvements along Road F from US-50 Hwy to Road 180. The project will include grading, storm sewer, roadway, and 10 ft. wide hike and bik...

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Posted on: February 25, 2024

City of Emporia Secures Third Place at the Berkeley Springs Water Tasting

Congratulations to the staff of the Emporia, Kansas - City Government Water Treatment Plant for their commendable achievement of securing third place at the Berkeley Springs Water Tasting event. This prestigious competition, hosted by the Berkeley Springs...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Skate Park Design Update

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City staff are moving forward with the Skate Park design process on the advice of the committee, which includes two community members that are skateboarding enthusiasts. Last month, the advisory committee convened via Zoom to meet with representatives fro...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

BNSF Railroad Crossing Closure at Carter Street

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Starting February 26, 2024, BNSF Railroad’s contractor will close Carter Street to through traffic between South Avenue and 6th Avenue/US-50 Highway due to railroad crossing maintenance. The crossing closure is anticipated to begin the morning o...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Quaker Park Petition Process

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The City Commission has yet to pass the resolution required to restart the Quaker Park petition process. However, a resolution will be included on the agenda for the regular meeting scheduled for March 6, 2024, to restart this process.

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Peyton Street Watermain Improvements Project Update

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Beginning the week of February 19, 2024, Peyton Street will be open to both directions of traffic from 12th Avenue to 9th Avenue. Peyton Street from 9th Avenue to 6th Avenue will remain open to southbound traffic only.

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

KDOT Project No. 035 056 KA 5714-01 (I35 Highway Bridge Replacement at Lincoln St)

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Beginning the week of February 26, 2024, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) contractor will begin construction of the I-35 Highway bridge replacement at Lincoln Street.     

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Peyton Street Watermain Improvements Project Update

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Beginning the week of December 26, 2023, the City’s contractor began construction of the South Avenue portion of the Peyton Street Watermain Improvements Project between Peyton Street and Carter Street. Traffic on South Avenue was one-way for ea...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Safe Routes to School Planning Grant Awarded

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The City of Emporia has been awarded a Kansas Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Planning Grant. This grant is a collaborative effort between the City of Emporia, USD 253, and the Emporia-Lyon County Multi-Use-Path Planning (MUPP) Board.&a...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Shots Fired Call

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On February 20, 2024, at approximately 9:00 PM officers of the Emporia Police Department were dispatched to a report of gunshots in the 700 block of Neosho St. Several officers went to locate the source of the gunfire. Officers located a male, later ident...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Car Accident

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On February 11, 2024, at 5:45 PM officers of the Emporia Police Department attempted to stop a gray, 2012 Acura, passenger car to conduct a welfare check. The officer attempted the car stop at 18th and Rural St. The car fled from the officer eastbound on ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Emporia Police Execute Search Warrant

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Yesterday afternoon, Emporia Police began investigating multiple cases involving narcotics, firearms, forgery, shoplifting, theft and identity theft. 

Two people were taken into custody around 5:30pm on Thursday; 27-yearold Deshawn Hammond and 33 ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Standoff

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On January 8, 2024, at approximately 11 PM, Daniel Olivarez, male, 43 years of age, is alleged to have forcibly entered a home in southeast Emporia. Olivarez was armed with a handgun and held the victims in the residence until approximately 8 AM on Januar...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

David Traylor Zoo Announces New Office Location and Expansion Plans

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Emporia, Kansas January 12, 2024 — The David Traylor Zoo is excited to announce that our offices will be relocating to the Zoo Education Building at 75 Soden Road, with the new offices officially opening on Monday, January 29, 2024. This strateg...

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