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KBI and partner agencies recover $350,000 in drugs

Today, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) announced a successful multi-agency drug enforcement operation that led to the arrest of a Pittsburg man and the recovery of illegal substances with an estimated street value of $350,000. This morning at approximately 8:40 a.m., law enforcement agencies served a search warrant at a residence at 1108 South Joplin in Pittsburg. Austin Gossett, W/M, from Pittsburg, age 24, was arrested on the charge of Possession of Controlled Substan…

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Empire District Electric Company Announces Retirement of DeMint

Mr. Brian DeMint will retire from The Empire District Electric Company on September 30, 2016, following 37 years of service. Mr. DeMint joined the Company in May 1979 as a Janitor. In June 1981, he was promoted to PBX Operator. In September 1984, he started at Riverton Energy Supply as a Beginning Operator. There he also held the Operator positions of 4th Class through 2nd Class before being promoted to Roving Utility Operator in November 1995. In May 2000, Brian was promoted to Plan…