Mayhem at the Middle School


Bodies and broken street signs littered the Hays Middle School parking lot Wednesday afternoon. The mayhem was part of W8T 2 TXT, a texting and driving awareness program for 8th graders organized by USD 489 Drivers Education instructor Bruce Rupp. The “bodies”were pillows, and the signs, including “Kangaroo Crossing,” were atop bright orange traffic cones. […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Alan Jackson Returns to Gospel Music with “Precious Memories Volume II”

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Alan Jackson builds on his 2006 gospel album, Precious Memories, with the release of a new album of traditional hymns, Precious Memories Volume II, on Tuesday.  He recorded the first album at the request of his mother, Ruth, and it became a big fan favorite.  Those fans always asked Alan about releasing another hymns album, […]

Moran: Veterans Deserve Better Access to Healthcare

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) recently cosponsored the Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) bill, along with Senators Jon Tester of Montana, Mark Begich of Alaska and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, to enhance transportation services for veterans to Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care Facilities in rural areas. “The Veterans Transportation Service program helps to make […]

Sex Crime Earns Salina Man Life Sentence

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SALINA – (March 27, 2013) – A Salina man was sentenced today under Jessica’s Law to life in prison for rape, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Gary Flores Perales, 53, was sentenced to life in prison for one count of rape without eligibility for parole for 25 years by Judge Jared B. Johnson in Saline […]

New Abortion Provider Ready for Business

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A new women’s clinic that offers abortion services is set to open in Wichita next week. The clinic is in the same building that was once run by slain abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. The founder of the South Wind Women’s Center told KWCH-TV it’s “highly likely” the clinic will open next Wednesday, March 27. […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Willie Nelson Previews New Album, “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” Posts Title Track Online

Willie Nelson turns 80 next month, and he’s celebrating the milestone with the release of a new album, Let’s Face the Music and Dance. The project is a collection of American standards and country classics interpreted by Willie. A track from the album, a cover of Irving Berlin‘s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” has […]

Northwest Kansas Man Found Guilty of Murder

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OBERLIN – (March 27, 2013) – An Oberlin man was found guilty today of intentional second-degree murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. A Decatur County jury found Dylan R. Coryell, 25, guilty on charges of intentional second-degree murder and aggravated battery. The charges stemmed from the October 2011 death of Corey Cook, 22, also of Oberlin, and a […]

Look Out Above, and Below!

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The “weather guy” at K-State Ag Research Center-Hays, Joe Becker, added a little trivia note to his official report today. “Tonight, (Wednesday) enjoy viewing the full Worm Moon! According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the native tribes of what is now the northern and eastern U.S. named this the Worm Moon after the earthworm casts (excrement) […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Miranda Lambert Tackles Those “Annoying” Tabloid Rumors About Her Marriage to Blake Shelton

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are country’s hottest couple right now, which means their marriage is of great interest to the tabloids. Miranda says, “It’s funny, ’cause we’ve reached that point where people say, ‘You’ve really made it when you’re in the tabloids.’ It’s like, ‘I guess we’re famous, hon! Cheers!’ It’s kind of annoying.” […]

Overcrowding and Safety Issues Plague Ellis County EMS Building

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Ellis County EMS has outgrown its Hays headquarters in a building purchased in 1990. There’s not enough room for the 40 total employees, student trainees, 8 emergency vehicles, EMT living quarters, patient transport records, training equipment, medical supplies, and office supplies. “Our fifth ambulance and mass casualty trailer are parked in another building  for which […]

First Bill to Become Law in 2013 Session

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This morning Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law the first bill of the 2013 legislative session. The law changes the way the judges of the Court of Appeals are selected. Under the new system, the Governor will appoint someone to a judicial vacancy and the Senate must confirm them. Currently, Appeals Court judges are […]