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Carbondale man injured in three-vehicle accident

Emergency personnel responded to an injury accident at 6:40 a.m. March 22 on U.S. 75 Highway and 189th Street, where a van collided with a semi trailer and a third vehicle.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 1999 Dodge 3500 Ram Van, driven by Michael C. Finton, 47, Carbondale, was traveling southbound and struck the back of a 2013 Kenworth semi truck and trailer, driven by Joshua Paul Riggles, 22, Mayetta, which had stopped to turn on to 189th Street.

Burn ban extended for March 22

The Osage County Emergency Management Department has continued the burn ban into March 22, due to a high fire danger and strong winds. All permits are suspended, and no outside burning is allowed.

The county-wide ban is in effect for 24 hours, and may be extended.

Early morning house fire under investigation

CARBONDALE — Emergency personnel responded to an early morning house fire March 21 in the 16100 block of S. Berryton Road in rural Osage County.

“At 4:26 a.m., the Osage County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a house fire at 16129 S. Berryton Road,” said a press release from the Osage County Sheriff’s Office. “The fire is being investigated by Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas State Fire Marshal. At this time the fire origin has been undetermined.”

Today, March 21, another 'No Burn Day'

From the Osage County Emergency Management office:

ALL BURN PERMITS ARE SUSPENDED FOR TODAY MAR 21, 2017 “THIS IS A NO BURN DAY” NO OUTSIDE BURNING ALLOWED

OSAGE-308 AM CDT TUE MAR 21 2017

...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY...

THE RANGELAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON.

VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER MEANS...FIRE CONTROL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT AND REQUIRE EXTENDED EFFORT. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

I-35 concrete patching begins March 20

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a concrete patching project on a 41-mile section of I-35 Monday, March 20.

Work will start approximately one mile west of the Beto Junction exit and continue northeast through Coffey, Osage and Franklin counties, ending at Wellsville. The contractor plans to patch only on the northbound lanes of I-35, moving to the southbound lanes later in the year. Northbound traffic will be restricted to one lane at the work zones with a reduced speed limit of 60 miles per hour.

Burn ban continued for March 7

Burn ban announced

Bret Lewis, Alternate Emergency Manager/Communications, has announced a burn ban in effect for today, March 7.

Rangeland fire danger index is extreme. No outdoor burning. Burn permits suspended. A red flag warning is in effect.

Extreme fire danger means that fires start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious.

All outdoor burning should be avoided.

Red flag warning remains in effect. Low relative humidity and strong winds.

Tornado Warning for Osage County allowed to expire

...THE TORNADO WARNING FOR SOUTHEASTERN SHAWNEE...SOUTHEASTERN
WABAUNSEE...OSAGE AND NORTHERN LYON COUNTIES WILL EXPIRED AT 700 PM
CST...

The tornado threat has diminished and the Tornado Warning has been
cancelled. However, large hail and damaging winds remain likely and a
Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for the area.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 1000 PM CST for east central
Kansas.

Remember, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning still remains in effect.

Fire weather warning, no burn day for Feb. 28

The combination of dry and windy conditions. along with remaining brush from the winter has triggered several burn bans in Osage County during recent weeks. Feb. 27 and 28 have both been declared no burn days in Osage County, with an additional fire weather warning declaration made at 4 a.m. this morning.

Carbondale man receives probation for sex crimes against a child

ALMA — A Carbondale man was granted 36 months on probation after pleading no contest to two counts of sex crimes against a child under 14 years old in Wabaunsee County.

Richard Dean Calderwood was sentenced Tuesday in connection with two counts of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child. Calderwood’s complete birth date wasn’t listed on court records, although they indicate he was born in 1963.

Documents obtained from Wabaunsee County District Court list Judge Gary Nafziger as the sentencing judge.

Two arrested after burglary near Carbondale

CARBONDALE—The Osage County Sheriff’s Office captured two suspects who are alleged to have been involved in a burglary three miles east of Carbondale around 11:48 p.m. Sunday evening. The office received a 911 call from a resident in the 3000 block of East 137th Street reporting a burglary in progress to his residence.

“The victim arrived home to find two female subjects inside of his residence attempting to remove property,” said Laurie Dunn, Osage County sheriff. “As the suspects fled, the victim provided descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle to dispatchers.

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