Pott. Co. Sheriff seeking runaway teen

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a runaway teenager from rural Onaga, Sheriff Greg Riat said Friday.

Riat said 14-year-old Corey Troxel left the foster home he was staying at Wednesday by exiting through a bedroom window. Officials believe he left on foot.

Troxel is white, about 5’-10” and 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. It isn’t known whether he left the Onaga area or headed to the Oskaloosa or Topeka area where family members live.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-03-09/pott-co-sheriff-seeking-runaway-teen

Harveyville debris found in Perry

PERRY — A northeastern Kansas woman says a tornado that struck a town 40 miles away hit home for her when some of the debris turned up by her house.

The small Wabaunsee County town of Harveyville was hit the night of Feb. 28 by an EF2 tornado packing winds of 120 to 130 mph. The twister led to one death and damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, including the United Methodist Church.

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Births

St. Francis

Trevor Gabel and Heather Breland, Topeka, boy, March 6.

Stormont-Vail

Dylan Whitehead and Ashley Shaw, Topeka, girl, March 6.

Grady and Elizabeth Woodruff, Topeka, boy, March 6.

Brian Hermreck and Courtney Nickel, Topeka, boy, March 7.

Shawn and Megan Perry, Topeka, girl, March 8.

from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-03-08/births

Trucker injured by errant rock

A trucker was injured Wednesday night in Jefferson County when a large rock came through the windshield of his rig, striking him in the face, authorities said.

The accident was reported at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday on US-24 highway about a mile and a half east of Perry.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Roberto Chevez-Enamorado, 49, of Independence, Mo., was driving a 2003 Freightliner semitrailer east on US-24 highway at the time of the accident.

The patrol said a large rock crashed through the windshield of the truck Chevez-Enamorado was driving.

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Trucker injured by errant rock

A trucker was injured Wednesday night in Jefferson County when a large rock came through the windshield of his rig, striking him in the face, authorities said.

The accident was reported at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday on US-24 highway about a mile and a half east of Perry.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Roberto Chevez-Enamorado, 49, of Independence, Mo., was driving a 2003 Freightliner semitrailer east on US-24 highway at the time of the accident.

The patrol said a large rock crashed through the windshield of the truck Chevez-Enamorado was driving.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-03-08/trucker-injured-errant-rock

Red Flag Warning issued March 06 at 5:01AM CST until March 06 at 7:00PM CST by NWS

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM… .WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PAIR WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS TO CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL. …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY

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Wind Advisory issued March 05 at 2:42PM CST until March 06 at 7:00PM CST by NWS

.SURFACE PRESSURE FALLS ACROSS THE COLORADO HIGH PLAINS WILL CAUSE THE PRESSURE GRADIENT TO STRENGTHEN OVER EASTERN AND CENTRAL KANSAS ON TUESDAY. THIS STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL CAUSE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST WINDS TO INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY WITH GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH. …WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 7 PM CST TUESDAY…

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Red Flag Warning issued March 04 at 5:55PM CST until March 04 at 6:00PM CST by NWS

…FIRE CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE EVENING… .SURFACE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL IMPROVE AND STRONG WINDS WILL DIMINISH OVER THROUGH THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT…THUS BRINGING TO AN END OF THE EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS FOR NORTHEAST KANSAS. …RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM CST THIS EVENING … TEMPERATURES WILL COOL THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE

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