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KDOT: Announced road projects will be built

TOPEKA—All T-WORKS projects already scheduled for letting will be constructed under the budgets that were proposed by the governor Jan. 16.

Scheduled projects under T-WORKS, the state’s 10-year transportation program, include both expansion and preservation projects. The scheduled projects include K-31 Highway in Osage County, a project to reconstruct the two-lane highway, add shoulders and remove hills. The project is the only modernization project selected in northeast Kansas.

CLARIFICATION: Sheriff office fully staffed

LYNDON—During the Jan. 5 meeting of the Melvern City Council, Melvern City Marshall Kenen Martinez told the council he was handling the embezzling investigation due to understaffing in the Osage County Sheriff’s Department.

“We are currently full staffed,” Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn said in an email on Friday, Jan. 9. “I do not have open deputy positions, nor do I have an open investigator position.”

Dunn wished to ensure the public the department is fully staffed.

Closings & Cancellations - Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Due to the extreme cold and wind chills, the following is closed for Thursday, Jan. 8.

Schools

USD 243 - Lebo-Waverly - 1-hour delayed start.

Wind Chill Advisory issued for tonight

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST THURSDAY JAN 8, 2015.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...AS COLD AS 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO TO 18 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

* IMPACTS...EXPOSED SKIN CAN SUFFER FROM FROSTBITE IN A VERY SHORT TIME...SO DRESS ADEQUATELY. BE SURE TO WEAR LAYERED CLOTHING...A HAT...AND GLOVES TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE DANGERS OF FROSTBITE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Closings & Cancelations - Jan. 7, 2015

Due to the extreme cold and wind chills, the following is closed for Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Schools

USD 434 - Santa Fe Trail - closed Wednesday.
- No transportation for Washburn Tech students.

Preschools

Osage City Preschool - closed Wednesday.

NWS issues Wind Chill Advisory for northeast Kansas

The National Weather Service in Topeka issued a wind chill advisory at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday for Osage County.

"Arctic high pressure will more southward into the entire area late tonight and into Wednesday, with the combination of strong north winds and bitterly cold temperatures creating wind chills commonly in the 15-below to near 20-below-zero range," the advisory said.

Missing teen located in Osage County

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release stating that Katie Ann Marie Smith, 13, Carbondale, who had been missing since Sunday Afternoon, had been found safe around 7 p.m. Monday evening in Osage County.

“The investigation is ongoing,” said Laurie Dunn, Osage County Sheriff.

Smith was reported missing around in a press release issued at 8:44 p.m. Sunday evening. The report said she was last been seen between 2:30 and 4 p.m. that afternoon.

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Osage County

The National Weather Service in Topeka Kansas issued a winter weather advisory at 3:35 p.m. Friday for Osage and surrounding counties, which will be in effect from 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2 through 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.

Freezing drizzle is expected to develop over the area around 9 p.m., with accumulations of one-tenth of an inch or less. Precipitations is expected to change to snow overnight, with accumulations of one to three inches.

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
335 PM CST FRI JAN 2 2015

Scranton man killed in two-vehicle accident

TOPEKA—A Scranton man was one of two people killed in an accident around 5:52 p.m. Tuesday at U.S. Highway 75 and NW 62nd Street in Shawnee County, around 4.5 miles north of Topeka.

According to the Kansas High Way Patrol, a 1993 Chevrolet pickup driven by Steven G. Galarneau, 62, of Scranton, was traveling west on N.W. 62nd Street and “failed to yield at the stop sign” at U.S. 75.

Galarneau’s truck was struck in the driver’s side door by a 2011 Ford F350 traveling north on U.S. 75, killing Galarneau and his passenger, David N. Hilleland, 64, Topeka.

Winter advisory issued through 9 a.m. Thursday

TOPEKA—The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of northeast Kansas from 4 a.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Thursday.

“Winter weather returns to northeast Kansas today as a potent but fast-moving storm system tracks through the plains,” the service reported. “A mix of sleet and snow is possible late this afternoon south of Interstate 70, transitioning to all snow as it tracks north and east this evening.”

The brunt of the storm is expected this evening. Osage County is projected to begin seeing an impact between 5 and 7 p.m.

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