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PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg Fire Chief Dennis Reilly announces his retirement. Reilly has served in the fire service for more than 40 years. He’s served as the Pittsburg Fire Department Chief since September 2020. Click here if you’d like to read more about this story. For an earlier article about Fire Chief Dennis Reilly: City of Pittsburg appoints new fire chief

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Thursday October 20th will now be known as “Project Warmth Day” in Pittsburg. Mayor Cheryl Brooks recognized the event with its own day. Project Warmth started with as a way to help people with utilities in Crawford County as temperatures start to drop. Funds are distributed through catholic charities and the salvation army and volunteers are always welcomed.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – PSU hosts a conference to discuss the outlook of the local economy. Officials say the local economy relies on the status of the national economy. However, Pittsburg economists are optimistic about growth within city. Officials expect both the Pittsburg and the state economy to grow.

MIAMI, Okla. – The Miami police chief and the Miami drone team were at Wyandotte high school on Tuesday. According to Miami Police Chief Thomas Anderson, the Department utilizes drones for a variety of law enforcement needs. The drones have proven invaluable to local law enforcement. For example, recently on a call officers encountered a suicidal man who ran into a wooded area. Using the drone, officers were able to locate the man quickly and flush him out of the woods within minutes with no injuries or incidents. Click here to read more about this story.