Multiple injury accidents over holiday weekend

Osage County Sheriff’s Officers and Osage City police were responded to five injury accidents over the Easter weekend. Holiday traffic was further complicated by spring snowfall, which left roads slushy and slick Sunday morning.

The Osage City Police Department was dispatched to three injury accidents over the holiday weekend.

Osage City man arrested for manufacturing explosives

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City police department made an arrest March 9 in response to a citizen manufacturing explosives in the city.

“Officers of the Osage City Police Department investigating a person possessing homemade explosive devices arrested 55-year-old William F. Parks,” said Fred Nech, Osage City police chief.

A release from the depart stated police responded at 7:25 p.m. March 9 to Park’s home at 403 N. Fifth Street, in Osage City.

Wintry mix brings cancellations - Tuesday, Jan. 19

Reports are coming in of slick driving conditions due to freezing drizzle in all corners of the county. Drivers are urged to drive with caution.

Closing and cancellation are also being issued for events this afternoon and this evening, including:

– All Flint Hills League Tournament basketball games in Emporia (including Lyndon and Osage City). Tonight's games are rescheduled for the same times tomorrow.

– MdCV Basketball games at Lebo have been rescheduled to 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

Weather service calls for snow, freezing drizzle

The national weather service in Topeka has updated the forecast for Tuesday, calling for as much as a tenth of an inch of freezing drizzle, and one to two inches of snow around Osage County.



Sheriff seeks information in rural burglaries

OSAGE CITY—The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for a string of burglaries located west of Osage City in rural Osage County.

“The burglaries happened within a seven mile radius of Osage City,” said Laurie Dunn, Osage County sheriff.

Dunn said the burglaries occurred between Auburn and Carlson roads, between 197th and 277th streets.

Individuals receive sentences in district court

Cody R. Todd, 24, Osage City, was sentenced to 180 days in the Kansas Department of Corrections in Osage County District Court today.

Todd was convicted and sentenced to an underlying 29-month prison sentence for a July 2014, non-residential burglary in rural Osage City. Todd also had his probation revoked, based upon the new conviction and condition violations on two previous felony convictions. Overall, Todd is facing 87 months in prison, but will have a final chance at probation after serving a 180-day sanction in the Kansas DOC.

Monday forecast shifts from ice to snow

A shift in the weather pattern has altered the forecast, however, more winter weather is expected today.

Osage County received around an inch of freezing rain, sleet and snow at temperatures dipped lower than anticipated Sunday evening. The forecast calls for a chance of additional ice, but primarily snow today.

“The overall system has shifted a bit further to the east, causing accumulations to also shift eastward,” said the National Weather Service in Topeka. “Much of the area will see predominantly snow.”

Ice possible as winter storm moves through

TOPEKA—The National Weather Service in Topeka has begun to issue watches an outlooks in anticipation of a major winter storm set to hit the area tonight through Monday.

“A winter storm is expected to move across north central, northeast and east central Kansas,” NWS reports said. “We could see all kinds of wintry weather beginning tonight night and lasting through Monday. At this time, the winter storm looks to be at its strongest Sunday night and Monday, when there is the possibility for heavy snowfall.”

Osage City police discontinue search for suspect in stabbing

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Police Department has discontinued a search for a suspect related to an alleged stabbing.

“The search for a suspect in the alleged stabbing of an Osage City resident has been discontinued after further investigation with the victim,” said Fred Nech, Osage City police chief. “There is no threat to the public.”

Nech said no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.

Osage City police looking for stabbing suspect

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance.

Around 2:10 p.m., Osage City Police responded to a stabbing at a rental property in the 800 block of Lakin Street, in Osage City. The victim of the stabbing was taken by Osage County EMS to Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka with “urgent” injuries.

“This appears to be a very isolated incident and the public is not believed to be at risk at this time,” said Fred Nech, Osage City police chief.



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