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Free car seat calibrations offered by local non-profit organization

Families seeking guidance on the proper installation and use of car seats need only visit Staples this Saturday for a free calibration on behalf of Safe Kids Emporia.

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Suspected arsonist arrested following investigation of recent fire

Initial reports from the Emporia Fire Department suggested that an electronic cigarette caused the recent structure fire at 413 South Merchant Street, but a press release issued by Fire Marshal Reason Bradford on Wednesday explained that the blaze may have been an act of arson.

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Harrison family reacts to Pettigrew conviction

Emotions ran high in the Lyon County Courthouse on Wednesday as jurors delivered their verdicts to Judge Steven Hornbaker on a case that started four years ago.

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Pettigrew guilty of vehicular homicide

After less than two days of testimony, and minimal deliberation, a jury has found Tyler Pettigrew guilty of vehicular manslaughter in Lyon County district Court Wednesday. 

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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve will have a summer full of events

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is getting ready for another big summer.

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Jury deciding Tyler Pettigrew's fate in vehicular manslaughter case

A jury is weighing the evidence in the Tyler Pettigrew vehicular manslaughter case.

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Final phase of cleaning begins for Emporia water storage tanks

Renovation projects associated with water storage tanks on 24th Avenue may conclude as early as next week after a cleanliness evaluation.

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Wheat crops developing ahead of schedule while corn crops dry out

Rising temperatures and a lack of precipitation may bode well for local residents still reeling from severe weather that manifested in May, but corn crops in the region could be drying out too quickly.

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