There was a communication kerfuffle during the student diversity and inclusion forum at Emporia State Thursday, which led to the exclusion of media personnel.
A series of earthquakes originating from north-central Oklahoma was felt across a wide part of the Central and Southern Plains, including the Flint Hills.
The U.S. Geological Survey logged a magnitude 4.7 earthquake about eight miles southwest of Cherokee, Okla., at around 1:40 am. That quake was followed at around 3:40 am by a magnitude 3.1 quake and by a 3.7 quake around 6 am.
The annual Great American Smokeout is taking place Thursday.
Emporia police and rescue workers were called to a southeast Emporia intersection after a report of an injury crash early Thursday morning.
Emporia Police are investigating an unattended death discovered earlier this week.
The Emporia Pavilions retail development at 24th and Industrial Road is taking the next step forward.
Construction's coming for the H.J. Baker lysine plant in southeast Emporia. It's just on hold until early next year.