OSAWATOMIE – The Marais des Cygnes River is under a flood warning for Osawatomie and La Cygne until late Sunday, Aug. 4, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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MOUND CITY — Demolition derbies kick off the Linn County Fair and Rodeo at the Linn County Fairgrounds Aug. 2-10 in Mound City. Two-car teams will run the first night, Friday, Aug. 2, followed by the traditional car demolition derby on Saturday, Aug. 3. The action begins at 8 p.m. both days.

Early entries for the two-car team Super Stock Derby at the Linn County Fair have been announced. A dozen teams are entered and ready for the fourth annual team derby. The event is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. The traditional derby will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.

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The National Weather Service (NWS) in Pleasant Hill, Mo., has issued an excessive heat watch from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening (July 17-20) for Miami and Linn counties.

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Former Linn County Attorney John Sutherland, 68, of Mound City pleaded guilty April 24 to federal charges of stealing 350 to 500 items including electronics and equipment that belonged to the county, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.