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Posted Mar 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Pittsburg firefighters turned on the deluge gun on their new fire truck and aimed it at the former Hornback's Posey Shop. The power of the water ripped shingles from the building like a mighty spring storm."If we hadn't already cut a hole, it could eventually make one," said Pittsburg Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Radell.The deluge gun is not really anything new for PFD, which has similar guns on other fire trucks. However, they were able to put all of the new fire...

Posted Mar 28, 2015 at 7:30 AM

3/20/15700 N. Olive DUI800 E. 14th Out of State/County Warrant800 E. 8th Motor Vehicle Theft201 N. Pine St. Officer Information Report201 N. Pine St. Officer Information Report201 N. Pine...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 10:15 PM

March 23 • Dylan Ashcraft, Pittsburgpossession of drug paraphernaliapossession of drugs• Paul Colyer, Shawneedisruptive criminal threat• William Davis,...

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 6:39 PM

The Morning SunA woman found dead with her car in a Scammon area field Monday died because of shock and burns to her body, authorities said Tuesday. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is treating the look into how Shannon...

Posted Mar 24, 2015 at 6:21 AM

On Monday, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office announced that it is investigating a death in Scammon.A deceased individual is said to have been located in a field in the northern part of the town. The person's identity and manner of death...

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 5:04 PM

TOPEKA — The 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission has selected Samuel J. Marsh to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Cherokee County in the 11th judicial district. The 11th judicial district includes Cherokee, Crawford and...

Posted Mar 21, 2015 at 8:24 AM

March 16• Melissa Andrews, Frontenacpossession of drug paraphernalia• Phillip Ashcraft, Franklinserving time• Katie Carpenter, Pittsburgtransporting an open...

Posted Mar 21, 2015 at 7:30 AM

3/13/15100 W. Jefferson DUI201 N. Pine St. Officer Information Report100 E. 23rd St. Aggravated Assault/Battery900 E. 10th Suspicious Person201 N. Pine St. Officer Information Report300...

Posted Mar 14, 2015 at 9:30 AM

3/6/15 4000 N. Broadway Drug Violations700 E. 10th Criminal Damage200 W. Hudson St. Criminal Damage201 N. Pine St. Search Warrant Execution201 N. Pine St. Search Warrant...

Posted Mar 14, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Tuesday, March 3• Matthew Broyles, Blue Moundfailure to appear• Kent Debusk, Franklin  serving time• Megan Love, Girardtheft of property or services, less than...

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 9:59 AM

As prisons continue to grow and states struggle to pay the costs, the disastrous consequences of the prison industrial complex have come into focus. In 1998, Eric Schlosser, in an Atlantic Monthly article, defined the prison...

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