KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A former Linn County attorney was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 29, to one year and a day in prison for stealing more than $75,000 in county-owned electronics and equipment, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

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OSAWATOMIE – The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo., has issued a flood warning until 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, for Miami and Linn counties and Cass County, Missouri.

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OSAWATOMIE – Miami County is in a flash flood watch until 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and the Marais des Cygnes River was expected to experience minor flooding by late Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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.