Motorist Killed When Train Hits Car In Kansas


(AP) – Authorities in south-central Kansas are investigating the death of a motorist in a collision with a train as a suicide. The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday north of Wellington. The Sumner County sheriff told the station the male driver had parked the car on the tracks and made no effort to move […]

TMP-Marian Baseball Sweeps Ellis


The TMP-Marian Monarchs defeated the Ellis Railroaders by the 10-run rule twice Monday evening in Hays. The Monarchs won 10-0 for the first game, and 11-1 in the second. With the victories, TMP advances to 13-5 on the season. Monarchs Highlights 5-6-13 Post Game Coach Interview 5-6-13

Cool Temps Slows Corn Planting, Wheat Development


(AP) — Cool temperatures and wet fields are stalling corn planting in Kansas and slowing development of the state’s winter wheat crop. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that just 17 percent of the planned corn is now in the ground. That is two weeks behind average. The weather is also slowing wheat development. The […]

Olathe Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing More Than 12,000 Child Porn Images


A man from Olathe, Kan., has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. James Christmas, 45, Olathe, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted he possessed more than 12,000 images and 26 videos of child pornography on computer media. The investigation began […]

Police Look for Suspects in Alleged Rape

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According to a release from the Hays Police Department, “On May 2, 2013 at 8:12 p.m. the Hays Police Department received a delayed report of a sexual assault. The victim reported being approached on the street by two (2) suspects while in the 500 Block of East 5th, Hays, KS. The victim said this incident […]

Police Release Name of Suspect who Drowned after Chase


(AP) – A man who drowned after jumping into a pond while trying to evade police has been identified as a 30-year-old from Arkansas City. Officials say Jeremy Horton jumped into the retention pond Saturday night near Park City and drowned after refusing orders to come out. Divers pulled Horton from the water after about […]

Weekend Police Activity Log

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The Hays Police Department conducted 42 traffic stops and received 16 animal calls between Friday morning and Sunday night, according to the Hays Police Activity Log. Theft: The Hays Police Department investigated two theft reports on Friday and one on Saturday. The first theft was reported in the 400 block of West 19th Street and […]

Garden Gnome or Pink Flamingos?

Garden gnome or pink flamingos? What’s your garden’s personal touch? Add some more character with these DIY upcycled planters.

Northwest Kansas Closer to Wind Farm

(AP) – A northwest Kansas county is closer to having its own 70-megawatt wind farm. The Graham County Commission has approved a conditional use permit for the Ringneck Prairie Wind Farm 6 miles south of Hill City. Some details remain but last week’s approval of the conditional-use permit, as well as road and payment agreements, […]

Tiger, Mountain Lions Seized From Kansas Property


ATCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas man is in custody after a menagerie of wild cats was seized from private property in northeast Kansas. Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie says one tiger, two cougars, three bobcats, two lynx, one serval and two skunks were taken Sunday from land belonging to a relative of the […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Toby Keith Tracks Down His Oklahoma Roots on USO Tour

Sooner state native Toby Keith got to show a little home state favoritism on his current, 11th USO tour. He posed for photos with crew members from the USS Oklahoma City in Guam, and toured nuclear attack submarines like the SSN Oklahoma.  Toby was also given the honorary submariner award and got to inspect a […]