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Updated May 4, 2016 at 3:38 PM

PITTSBURG — The name of the suspect in Tuesday’s high-speed chase and officer-involved shooting has been released. Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso confirmed Wednesday the man who led law enforcement on a pursuit through three communities and two counties is Kevin Duncan, of Columbus. According to a release from Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves, At approximately 4:42 p.m. Tuesday in Columbus Duncan reportedly made threats of violence towards several...

Updated May 4, 2016 at 3:43 PM

GIRARD — According to a Facebook post by Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak’s office, two Crawford County deputies have been involved in a shootout with a subject after a pursuit that originated in Cherokee County. The subject...

Updated May 2, 2016 at 1:51 PM

The final escapee from the Crawford County Jail has been caught. According to a release from Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak, Monday morning his department was notified by the Olathe Police Department that it had escapee Shaun Steven...

Updated Apr 30, 2016 at 9:38 AM

PITTSBURG — An escapee from the Crawford County Jail was free for just about a week before being recaptured early Saturday morning. According to a release from Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak, Crawford County Sheriff’s...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 5:30 PM

4/22/16 James Arris Cook Jr. Pittsburg Use/possession drug paraphernalia, domestic battery, possession of certain hallucinogenic drug   4/23/16 Marlene Louise McAfee Arma Aiding escape Cameron Wayne Stewart...

Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 3:00 PM

PITTSBURG — Three area residents were flown to KU Medical Center Thursday morning, after being rescued from their burning home. KOAM TV reports the home belonged to the station’s morning anchor Tawnya Collins and her...

Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 6:58 PM

GIRARD — The search for two fugitives who escaped from the Crawford County Jail on Saturday continued late Monday while bond was increased for an alleged accomplice — the mother of one of the escapees — according...

Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 6:59 PM

GIRARD — As of press time, two inmates were still at large following an escape from the Crawford County Jail in Girard, on Saturday. Steven Ray Barnes and Shaun Steven Simpson were last seen traveling south on foot from the jail,...

Updated Apr 22, 2016 at 7:28 PM

4/15/2016 Dustin Levi Clay Pittsburg Possess opiates/opium/narc drug and certain stim, use/poss drug paraphernalia/human body, poss of hallucinogenic drug Joseph Michael Foux Pittsburg Use/poss drug paraphernalia/human body,...

Updated Apr 19, 2016 at 8:25 PM

PITTSBURG — More facilities, more staff and more services are needed to adequately treat and rehabilitate people with drug and alcohol addiction in Crawford County and the region. That was the underlying message shared Tuesday as the...

Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 6:25 PM

4/8/16 Tawnya Michele Jones Arma Possession of opiate, narcotic or certain stimulant Craig Allen Smith Baxter Springs Possession opiates/opium/narcotic drug and certain stimulant Charles Edward Stanley Jr. Arma Lewd and...

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