KIKS & KIOL Radio News 9/8/2017

The Iola Fillie tennis players have been raising money to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Iola Register reports that Iola tennis head coach Jenn Bycroft and her players organized a “serve-a-thon” to collect funds. The money raised will be sent to New Hope Church in Houston which is helping with the cleanup effort. Bycroft isn’t planning on sending the money until later this month and will still be accepting donations. Checks should be made out to New Hope Church with “Flood Relief” written in the memo line. You can reach Bycroft at 228-3090. (9/8)
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was located in burned out vehicle Wednesday morning. At approximately 10 a.m. deputies located a vehicle that had been on fire approximately five miles east of Emporia. The incident is being investigated as a homicide and authorities have not yet identified the remains. (9/8)
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Chanute utility crews left to help victims of Hurricane Irma almost as soon as rescuers returned from Hurricane Harvey. According to The Chanute Tribune, crews from nine Kansas communities are responding to Florida in 12 crews of 30 electric linemen. Other communities sending help include Coffeyville, Baldwin City and Gardner. (9/8)

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