KOFO Local News

Woman injured in ATV crash at Lane

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

LANE — A 23-year-old woman was seriously injured Sunday night as a result of an ATV wreck near Lane. The wreck occurred in a creek bed in about the 4800 block of Butler Terrace, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department said. The woman’s name and the circumstances of the crash weren’t immediately available. She was taken to Olathe Medical Center.
Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m.

Abandoned truck found on fire near Pomona

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

POMONA — A 1996 Chevrolet 3500 truck belonging to Emily Skaggs and Quentin Cahoon was found on fire in the 800 block of Neosho Terrace just east of Pomona Sunday morning. The truck had been driven into the south ditch and got stuck on the embankment when it struck a fence, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department said. The truck caught fire for unknown reasons. It is unknown who was driving the truck.
Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m.

Woman crashes after brush with turkey

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

OTTAWA — A 27-year-old Ottawa woman received minor injuries when she crashed Sunday morning trying to miss a turkey. Katrina Wilkerson was driving south in the 1100 block of Kentucky Toad west of Princeton when she swerved to miss the turkey, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department said. Her car slid into the east ditch and struck a tree. She complained of neck pain but refused medical treatment.
Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m.

Free books at Garnett Library

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

GARNETT — The best things of life are free and these days, they’re at the Garnett Public Library. The Friends of the Garnett Public Library book sale has now moved into the “everything is free” phase. There are still lots of children’s books, non-fiction, fiction and VHS tapes. The books will be out the rest of the week. Library hours are 10 to 5:30 Wednesday and Friday; 10 to 8 Thursday; and 10 to 4 Saturday.
Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m.

Texas man injured in I-35 crash near Williamsburg

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

WILLIAMSBURG — A 79-year-old Texas man was hospitalized as a result of a crash late Friday night on I-35 north of the Williamsburg interchange. Gideon Hawley, Littlefield, Texas, was driving north on I-35 when his pickup drifted into the ditch and flipped over, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. He was taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa. He was wearing a seat belt.
Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m.

Three arrested in connection with Garnett robbery

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

OSAWATOMIE – Three people have been arrested in connection to an aggravated robbery in Garnett last week, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was seriously beaten and robbed at Papa’s Front Porch Antiques, 618 East 6th in Garnett. She was taken to the Anderson County Hospital for serious injuries sustained during the robbery, the KBI said. As a result of an investigation by the KBI, the Garnett Police Department, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Osawatomie Police Department, Billy Joe Waters, 43, Osawatomie; Harold Stults, 36, Osawatomie; and Daniel Vannorman, 30, Garnett; were booked into the Anderson County Jail for suspicion of aggravated robbery. Vannorman was arrested in Garnett, and Waters and Stults were arrested at separate locations in Osawatomie, the KBI said. Each arrest took place without incident.
Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m.

Woman in convertible injured by thrown rocks

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

OTTAWA — A Topeka woman was injured when she was hit in the head with a rock while she was travelling in a convertible Friday night. Lori Davis, 50, was going south on Old Highway 59 north of Ottawa when two people riding in the back of a truck threw rocks at her car, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department said. She was hit in the left side of her head. She refused medical treatment. The sheriff’s office is investigating.
Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m.

Fire loss estimated at $3,500

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

OTTAWA — Ottawa firefighters stopped an out-of-control fire from spreading to a manufacturing building at 931 N. Bennett late Thursday morning. Employees were burning wood from pallets in a burn barrel next to the building when it spread to the exterior wall of the building, assistant fire chief Shawn Dillon said. An employee was using a garden hose to fight the fire when firefighters arrived, he said. They quickly put out the fire. The ambulance crew checked the employee but he wasn’t taken to the hospital. The company was informed that they didn’t have a burn permit, he said. The damage was estimated at about $3,500.
Wednesday, April 19, 4 p.m.

Man talked down from bridge on Main Street

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 19, 2017

OTTAWA – After a tense nearly three-hour standoff, an Ottawa police crisis negotiator talked a suicidal man sitting on the railing of the Main Street bridge over the Marais Des Cygnes River Monday evening. During the standoff, rescue crews were stationed below the bridge. The man’s identity and what happened after he surrendered wasn’t immediately known.
Tuesday, April 18, 3 p.m.

Two arrested in shooting of Olathe teen

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on April 11, 2017

OTTAWA — Two Ottawa men have been arrested in connection with a shooting of a 17-year-old Olathe man that occurred in the 600 block of South Mulberry Street on April 4. Dillon Welch, 20, was booked into the Franklin County jail for suspicion of aggravated endangerment of a child, contributing to a child’s misconduct, illegal possession of a firearm, and interference with law enforcement. A 17-year-old man was booked for suspicion of aggravated battery, aggravated endangerment of a child, criminal use of a weapon, unlawful discharge of a firearm and interference with law enforcement. The handgun used in this shooting has still not been recovered, said assistant police chief Adam Weingartner. “Detectives will continue to follow up to try and recover the weapon,” he said. While searching the home after obtaining a warrant after the shooting, officers found drug paraphernalia, he said.Police do not expect further arrests, he said. Anyone with information about this case can call dispatch at 785-242-1700 or Franklin County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-311-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be sent via Facebook at: http://www.ottawaks.gov/Departments/Police/CrimeStoppers/tabid/179/Default.aspx or https://www.facebook.com/Franklin-County-Crime-Stoppers-178513412163992/app/103510503071935/
Tuesday, April 11, 3:30 p.m.