Suspect arrested in connection with sign vandalization

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of street signs, railroad signs, Corp of Engineers signs and mailboxes that were ran over by a vehicle during the overnight hours Saturday night to Sunday morning.

The incidents occurred southwest of Osage City and around the Sundance Park area at Melvern Lake.

Officers exonerated in 2015 tasing death

LYNDON—Osage County Attorney Brandon Jones released a 12-page report reviewing law enforcement use of force related to the death of Kenneth Shick, 48, Oct. 20, 2015, at 11651 S. Jordan Rd., Wakarusa.

Dist. 76 nomination too close to call

TOPEKA—The only contested Osage County house seat in last night primary emerged from last night’s voting too close to call.

Democrat Kelly Atherton, Olpe, currently leads Teresa Briggs, Reading, by just six votes, 395 to 389. The final votes will be canvassed Aug. 8, securing the democratic nomination for the Nov. 8 general election. The winner will face Eric L. Smith, Burlington, who became the lone republican in the race after incumbent Peggy Mast, Emporia, dropped out July 1.

PRIMARY RESULTS: Contested races boost turnout

A voter turnout of just over 26 percent narrowed the field for several contested county seats in the Aug. 2 primary.

“That’s pretty good,” said Rhonda Beets, county clerk.

She cited the contested located races - county treasurer, register of deeds and sheriff - as the source of the strong turnout.

The party primaries were held Tuesday in advance of the Nov. 1 general election.

This week’s election chose the party candidate for county, state and federal offices.

Carbon monoxide suspected in Carbondale deaths

CARBONDALE—Osage County Sheriff’s department announced accidental carbon monoxide poisoning likely caused two deaths in Carbondale.

The deceased have been identified as Gregory K. Bayless, 54, Topeka, and Troy Adkins, 51, Topeka.

“Adkins and Bayless were using gas powered generators in the house while working,” said a press release issued by The Osage County Sheriff’s Office. “The residence was unoccupied, and there was no electricity on in the house.”

Osage City man located safely

OSAGE CITY—A silver alert had been issued for Stephen Haller Sr., 76, Osage City July 29.

According to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Haller has been located and is safe.

Lyndon man struck, killed by train near Quenemo

QUENEMO—Osage County Sheriffs Officers responded to the possible death of a man struck by a train on a railroad bridge near 269th Street and Stubbs Road, just south of Quenemo.

“At 3:34 a.m., the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from BNSF Railway of a male subject sitting on the railroad bridge,” said a press release issued by Laurie Dunn, Osage County Sheriff, at 3:19 p.m. July 18. “Deputies responded to the area and located a deceased male that been struck by train.”

Fireworks celebrations postponed

The Osage County Fair fireworks display, which was scheduled for tonight, has been postponed due to inclement weather. Fair officials plan to announce a rescheduled date next week.

The fireworks display scheduled for tonight at Pomona State Park has also been cancelled, and will be rescheduled for a later date this summer.

Manganiello charged in vehicle pursuit

TOPEKA—Micale Joseph Wayn Manganiello, 27, Topeka, was taken into custody 9:49 a.m. June 30 as a suspect in the vehicle pursuit earlier that morning. Manganiello was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officers, reckless driving, aggravated battery on law enforcement officers, aggravated assault on law enforcement officers, criminal damage to property, obstruction and possession of stolen property, all of which are felonies. Manganiello was also listed as a missing and endangered person through the Topeka Police Department.

Suspect apprehended in connection with stolen vehicle pursuit

SCRANTON—The Osage County Sheriff's Office has apprehended a suspect in connection with a police pursuit early this morning. The pursuit, which involved a stolen vehicle, began in Shawnee County and ended near Scranton, and resulted damage to three vehicles and minor injuries to three officers.

"We detained one subject for questioning," said Laurie Dunn, Osage County sheriff. "No arrests have been made."



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