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Slick roads ramp up I-35 wrecks
Freezing temperatures mixed with light precipitation Sunday made for hazardous driving conditions late this weekend on a stretch of I-35 in Franklin County.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Sheriff: Child bitten by K-9 dog after mother opens wrong car door
A mom and her young daughter had an accidental run-in with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office's K-9 unit's dog recently in rural Franklin County, and the incident required the girl to have stitches at a local hospital.
Empty vehicle fire ruled suspicious
Ottawa firefighters and police found an unoccupied Jeep Cherokee fully engulfed in flames early Saturday morning in the 200 block of West Fifth Street.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Old newspaper clippings reveal historical importance of Ottawa theater
A northeast Kansas town wants to use a movie theater that is believed to be among the nation's oldest to tell the history of early cinema.
Daily Report for Dec. 6, 2013
1:13 a.m. Thursday, 200 block of East 23rd Street, Anthony Benjamin, 28, Colony, on a City of Garnett warrant and an Osage County warrant.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Policy debate taxes nerves among leaders
But state Rep. Blaine Finch, R-Ottawa, said the question lawmakers should be asking about the state's tax policy is: "'How do we get to fairness?' not 'How do we get to zero?'" Tyson, Finch and state Rep. Kevin Jones, R-Wellsville, weighed in on the tax bill passed during the 2013 session, as well as issues that would be on the table during the ... (more)
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Breed isn't a factor
I have been most recently spearheading a campaign to fight the Ottawa pit bull ban, which was written into law about 26 years ago, and hopefully get it replaced with a better, more comprehensive, non breed-specific dangerous dog law that will put more attention on the owner rather than the dog.
Downtown sounds echo spirit of holiday season in Ottawa
Snow and unseasonably cold temperatures hit this week, putting many people in the holiday mood.
Daily Report for Dec. 4, 2013
1:03 a.m. Tuesday, 700 block of South Sycamore Street, a 21-year-old Ottawa woman reported she was restrained and battered by Zachary Anthony Vogeler, 20, Ottawa, who fled the scene when officers arrived but was later arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest/obstruction, domestic battery and criminal restraint in connection with the incident, ... (more)
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Goddard student left behind on field trip for 3 hours
Arctic air has arrived in KAKEland and will stick around for the next several days.
Today in History, December 1913
With an engagement ring and her memory to haunt her through the rest of her life, Elsie Baker, 20, went back to Fort Scott this morning from Ottawa with an officer to answer the charge of murdering her 3-week-old infant.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Dinner turns up the heat with burning issue: Education funding
State Rep. Blaine Finch, R-Ottawa, quoted that passage from the Bible to illustrate his desire to see the judicial and legislative branches work together to find common ground on the state's embattled school finance formula.
Prairie Paws partners with city on pet tags, fees
Local pet owners who are preparing to register their dogs with the City of Ottawa for the 2014 calendar year will have a new venue with which to do so.
Empty Bowls aims to fill Cyclone Room
People interested in helping a charitable cause Friday should bring their appetites to Ottawa High School's first home basketball game.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Industrial park tenant on target with hiring, headed toward 65 jobs
Productivity is flowing at a steady clip for one of the Ottawa Industrial Park's newest tenants, Jeff Seymour said.
Steering clear of winter woes
Despite pleasant weather Monday and another mild December day expected today, the warmth likely won't stick around long, according to Kansas forecasts.
ORC sets pricing for daily admission, pass cards
Recreation enthusiasts are expected to have two options in January when a new admission fee is enacted at the Ottawa Community Recreation Center/Goppert Building: a daily charge or pass card good for multiple days.
Cops: Big Brother bests would-be burglar brothers
Ottawa police officers arrested a pair of Ottawa brothers early Saturday morning after the apparent would-be burglars cased several downtown businesses, police said.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
COBBS: Volunteers bring reality to OHS students
Communities in Schools has been providing meaningful programs for Ottawa High School for the past few years.
Where there's smoke ... no fire
A smoking oven caused some minor damage to an apartment about 10 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of South Osage Drive in Ottawa.