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Tonganoxie man killed in motorcycle accident in Jefferson County

A 20-year-old Tonganoxie man was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon in Jefferson County, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Oskaloosa fire damages three businesses, Masonic Lodge

Residents of Oskaloosa are mourning the destruction a fire inflicted on several businesses on the 500 block of Liberty Street late Monday night.

Fire claims structure at natural gas facility near McLouth

A fire at a natural gas compressor station left the structure a total loss Monday night.

McLouth man convicted for trying to run over KHP Trooper

A Leavenworth County District Court jury found a 33-year-old McLouth man guilty of aggravated assault and obstruction of official duty for trying to run over a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper.

Suspects lead Jefferson County sheriffs on car chase, crash into tree

A Topeka man and women went to the hospital Sunday morning after crashing their vehicle into a tree following a brief car chase with Jefferson County sheriffs officers near Perry.

Jefferson County man arrested on suspicion of sex crime involving juvenile

A 70-year-old Jefferson County man has been arrested on suspicion of indecent liberties with a child. The man is from the Grantville area and was arrested Tuesday, said Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig.

Two Jefferson County women injured in head-on collision

Two Winchester women were taken to Kansas University Hospital by helicopter ambulance Saturday after a head-on collision in northeastern Jefferson County. By Ian Cummings

Barbecue contest to be held Saturday in McLouth

The McLouth Barbeque Blowout, the northeast Kansas Barbeque championship, will continue Saturday at the Stan Braksick Sports Complex in McLouth.

Fuel spill reported in McLouth

Emergency crews from Jefferson and Douglas counties responded late Friday night to a reported fuel spill in McLouth.

Weekend wrap-up: McLouth man charged with sex crimes, two sentenced for Lawrence robberies

A wrap-up of criminal cases in Douglas and Jefferson county courts. Click on the highlighted links so see more stories with details.

Merry Christmas, but don't forget to recycle your festive foliage

We'll see a bit of a warm-up this morning as temperatures rise to about 43 degrees. Expect plenty of sunshine this morning, but clouds will likely roll in later today. We'll have a fair amount of cloud cover tonight and ...

Home made of straw

A workshop on building a straw bale building in Oskaloosa offers a chance for a more sustainable lifestyle.

Rescue crews remove 15 people from Kansas River after search

Rescue workers safely removed fifteen members of a group on a float trip down the Kansas River from Lecompton to Lawrence Sunday evening. A concerned party could not get in touch with the group via cell phone and contacted Douglas County emergency crews, who then conducted a search. Nobody was harmed or appeared to be in any danger, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department.

People visit memorial service for Justin Johnston

A memorial service for McLouth student Justin Johnston was held at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at McLouth United Methodist Church. Johnston was shot and killed early Thursday morning during a trip to Costa Rica.

McLouth students react to news of Justin Johnston's death

McLouth students Nick McAferty, Mathew Horton, Cameron Humerickhouse, Jeri Howick and T.J. Crowell talk about how they knew fellow student Justin Johnston, who was shot and killed Thursday, June 2, 2011, while on a school trip in Costa Rica.

Press conference regarding shooting in Costa Rica of McLouth student

USD 342 Superintendent Steve Splichal releases information about MHS student Justin Johnston, who died early Thursday morning. He was the victim of an overnight shooting while in Costa Rica.

Jeri Holwick, powerlifter at McLouth High School

Jeri Holwick, a 17-year-old senior at McLouth, is a powerlifter and 3A state champion. She can squat 325 pounds, and travels to Marion March 26 for her senior year state competition.

Jack Leftwich, 93-year-old pilot

Jack "Lefty" Leftwich gained a love for flying when he was 7, and that love led him to fly for Pan American World Airways during WWII. Now, at 93, he still flies his ultralight aircraft from his airstrip by his home.

Perry woman finds two live grenades when cleaning out house

The woman was cleaning out her brother-in-law's house when she found two live grenades in a drawer. The Topeka bomb squad was called to the scene.

McLouth football player has leg amputated after accident during game

Trevor Roberts is now in the hospital after he injured his leg during a football game. He went home, but had to return when they noticed his leg was decaying.

Car chase ends near Midland Junction

A car driving out of Jefferson County led officers on a chase south into Douglas County.