Counterfeit Money Being Passed in Dickinson County

DICKINSON COUNTY – Authorities in Dickinson County say counterfeit money is circulating in the area. According to a media release from Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman, residents and businesses are being warned in regards to the fraudulent money. The Sheriff’s Office is currently working several cases in Dickinson County where counterfeit bills have been passed. “The current money the Sheriff’s Office has collected is clearly counterfeit and easily identified by taking the time to look at it and feel it,” Hoffman said. “Should anyone come into possession of this money, please report it to law enforcement.” Hoffman said the Sheriff’s … Read More

Dickinson County Officials Warning Public of Scam

ABILENE – Officials in Dickinson County are warning the public of a scam. According to a social media post, Dickinson County Treasurer Leah Hern said a company is calling local taxpayers using a phone number that make it appears as if the county is calling. The bogus company claims they are collecting taxes on behalf of the county and that you have 30 minutes to pay or law enforcement will arrest you. This is a scam. “The Dickinson County Treasurer does make phone calls to citizens and sometimes even informs them of payment amounts,” Hern said. “But would not demand … Read More

Warming Trend into Weekend, Precipitation Returns Sunday into Monday

Despite a very cold start to the day, a warming trend will begin today and continue into the weekend. By far, Saturday looks like the best day of the weekend, with temperatures running 5 to 10 degrees above normal for late-February. Saturday will be a great day for any outdoor work you may have to do. Keep this in mind as Sunday will be a very wet day. Widespread precipitation is expected Sunday, gradually ending from west to east on Monday. At this time, we are expecting mostly rain with this system, but there is a low-end chance of some … Read More

Ellsworth Man Convicted of Child Sex Crimes

ELLSWORTH – An Ellsworth man has been convicted of four child sex-crime related charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Friday. Karl Van Nice, 59, yesterday was found guilty by an Ellsworth County jury of two counts of rape, one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count of aggravated sexual battery. Judge Carey Hipp presided over the trial. Sentencing has not yet been scheduled. The crimes were committed between September 2015 and January 2016. The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Ellsworth Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Will Manly … Read More

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Cold Tonight, Warmer Weekend Ahead

Clear skies and light winds overnight should allow temperatures to fall into the teens. Any areas with a couple inches of snow and where winds remain calm could drop to 5 to 10 degrees by morning. A mix of clouds and sun is expected on Saturday, with forecast high temperatures mostly in the upper 50’s. Clouds and rain will move in Saturday night, with a good chance of rain throughout the day on Sunday. Forecast high temperatures on Sunday are in the lower 50’s. Tonight – Clear, with a low around 16. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 … Read More

Newton Man Injured in Marion County Crash

MARION COUNTY – A Newton man was injured in a single vehicle crash in Marion County Wednesday afternoon. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, Jerrold L. Unruh, 63, was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 50, just west of Yarrow Road, in a 1997 International truck, when for unknown reasons, he left the roadway, and overturned into the north ditch. Unruh was taken by a personal vehicle to an unknown hospital with suspected minor injuries. The KHP reports that Unruh was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, which occurred at about 3:35 p.m.

Snowfall Forecast Through Tonight

Rain is expected to develop in central Kansas during the afternoon, then change quickly to snow. The snow will spread south across the remainder of the area Wednesday night. Accumulations will generally be an inch or less roughly east of Interstate 35, with one to two inches to the west of Interstate 35. A narrow band of two to three inch snow is possible within the area roughly south of a line from Great Bend to McPherson and north of a line from Harper to Winfield. Flurries may linger near the Oklahoma border Thursday morning in southeast Kansas. This Afternoon … Read More

Snow Expected Wednesday Afternoon into Wednesday Night

Snow should develop Wednesday afternoon and continue Wednesday night. Accumulations will range from a trace to isolated three inches. Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Wednesday – A slight chance of rain and snow between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., then a slight chance of rain after 2 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 40. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Wednesday Night – A slight chance of rain before 7 p.m., then snow likely. Cloudy, … Read More

UPDATE: Statewide Silver Alert for Olathe Man Cancelled

JOHNSON COUNTY – The Olathe Police Department reported that Fredrick Watterson was located safe in Lansing. The statewide silver alert is now canceled. —- JOHNSON COUNTY – The Olathe Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Olathe man. According to a media release, the whereabouts of Fredrick Watterson, 76, are currently unknown, and the public’s assistance is being requested to help locate him. Watterson was last seen Tuesday afternoon in the 14400 block of south Shady Bend Road in Olathe driving a 2015, black four-door Kia Soul, bearing Washington … Read More

Information Sought in Burglary of Dickinson County Business

DICKINSON COUNTY – Dickinson County Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a recent business burglary. According to a media release, Sunny Days Laundromat on West Main Street in Herington was burglarized during the overnight hours of Friday, January 24. Items taken include: two tool bags and a small amount of money. If you have any information about this or any other crime, or if you know the whereabouts of stolen property, information about underage drinking, or information concerning illegal drugs, please call Crime Stoppers of Dickinson County toll free at 1-888-5DK-Tips (1-888-535-8477). You can also submit your tip using the … Read More

Fog Possible Overnight; Above Average Temperatures Through Tuesday

A mild night can be expected with Monday morning lows expected to be well above normal for this time of year. There will be some areas of fog likely during the night. Areas along the Flint and Smoky Hills may see isolated areas with visibilities below a half a mile at times. Use causing on roadways. Above normal temperatures expected across the area today and tomorrow. While most of the area will remain dry, there’s a slight chance of light rain showers mainly across southeast Kansas tomorrow. Tonight – Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low … Read More

Warmth is on the Way This Weekend

If Valentine’s Day doesn’t make you warm and fuzzy, hang on for the weekend; 50’s to near 60 degree temperatures through Monday will surely do the trick! Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Tonight – Increasing clouds, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Saturday – Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 50. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north … Read More

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