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A 10-year-old boy was transported to Newman Regional Health after he was hit by a car shortly after noon Wednesday.

Three juveniles have been charged with damaging items inside the Historic Breckenridge Hotel and Convention Center, and more juveniles may face charges later this month.

Reservations are needed by Wednesday if area youths want to participate in a youth waterfowl hunt at the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge.

Youth participants in the first-annual Dave Hollond Memorial Youth Hunt got to have dinner with their guides, landowners and event sponsors Tuesday.

Zebra mussels continue to be a problem in Kansas waterways, but there are steps you can take to make sure they're not a problem.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Pomona Reservoir in Osage County.

The Zika virus is spreading, and even though no cases have been reported in Emporia, health officials are warning residents to take preventative measures against this disease.

After over six years leading Emporia city government, Matt Zimmerman is headed elsewhere.

Zimmerman announced during Wednesday night’s Emporia City Commission meeting he had accepted the city manager position in Hazelwood, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. He says the two cities have a similar small-town flavor, aside from the fact Hazelwood is closer to a major city. He says the economic development opportunities in Hazelwood are appealing.

By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

Now that City Manager Matt Zimmerman has announced his resignation and his decision to take over the city manager post in Hazelwood, Mo., Zimmerman is looking forward to the future and back on his over six years leading Emporia's city government.

Outgoing Emporia City Manager Matt Zimmerman hopes he is leaving the city in better shape than it was when he came to town over six years ago.

Zimmerman's farewell reception was held at White Auditorium Little Theater on Thursday. He becomes the city manager of Hazelwood, Mo., this weekend.

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