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Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:30am

The Douglas County Public Works Department announces that beginning Thursday, March 26, 2015, E 1750 Road between N 400 Road (Route 12; State Lake Road) and N 500 Road will be closed to through traffic.  The closure is temporary, and will remain in place while Route 1055 is closed to through traffic between N 400 Road and N 500 Road for construction work.

 

Residents along E 1750 Road will be able to access their properties from N 400 Road only.  There will be no traffic allowed on E 1750 Road between N 500 Road and ¼-mile south of N 500 Road.

 

Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:45am

2014 was a busy year for Emergency Management spent reviewing and enhancing emergency plans, as well as continuing programs that increased the overall level of community preparedness in Douglas County. As we reflect on the year’s accomplishments, we can certainly be proud of the work we did and the partnerships developed, with other agencies, focused on the health and public safety of the citizens of Douglas County. We hope you will enjoy our 2014 Annual Report.

 

Posted Monday, March 23, 2015 - 4:30pm

Jurors on Friday convicted Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn in the brutal knife death of Harold Sasko.  Today jurors heard arguments by the State and defense attorney about whether the crime was committed in a “heinous, atrocious and cruel” manner allowing for the Hard 50 sentence.  The jury returned with a verdict just before noon today agreeing with the State.

Posted Friday, March 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Effective immediately, Douglas County has lifted the Burn Ban. If you plan to burn, log it with Dispatch by calling 785-843-0250.

Posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 8:45am

Sample ballots for the 2015 City/School General Election are available on the Voting and Elections webpage, under "Current and Upcoming Elections." You can also find your polling place, see your registration information, and get your sample ballot directly from the Voter Registration Search.

Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 5:15pm

On Wednesday, March 18th, the Douglas County Commission approved the extension of the countywide burn ban through March 25th following a unanimous recommendation from township fire chiefs.

Posted Friday, March 13, 2015 - 12:15pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced today a jury convicted former Topeka resident Archie L. Robinson, 30, of aggravated burglary and first degree murder-felony murder in the 2014 shooting of Mr. Patrick D. Roberts. 

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:45pm

The Douglas County Public Works Department announces that beginning Thursday, March 19, Route 1055 (E 1700 Road) will be closed to through traffic between N 400 Road and N 600 Road for Phase 1 of project work to improve roadside safety.  The Route 1055 closures will be from the north side of the N 400 Road intersection to the south side of the N 600 Road intersection.  Each intersection will remain open during Phase 1 work, which is anticipated to last approximately one week, weather permitting.

Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:15am

The Douglas County Public Works Department announces that beginning Monday, March 9, project work will commence to improve roadside safety on Route 1055 (E 1700 Road) from Route 12 (N 400 Road) to Route 460 (N 700 Road) at Vinland. Initial work consists of tree removal within road right-of-way between N 500 Road to N 600 Road.  Route 1055 will remain open to through traffic during tree removal work, which is expected to complete by March 20.

Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:15am

Douglas County Emergency Management has partnered with the Topeka National Weather Service and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management to request your participation in Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week activities March 2-6, 2015.  The annual Statewide Tornado Drill will take place at 1:30PM, Tuesday, March 3rd. Emergency Management encourages each individual and business to test or review their tornado safety plan during the drill.

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