Kansas Man injured in Wednesday truck accident

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A Barton County man was injured in a truck accident on Wednesday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Fifty-year-old James Hitschmann of Hoisington was driving a1999 Peterbilt northbound on K 34; at mile marker 169 in Clark County. The right side of the vehicle entered the east ditch and struck two delineator posts. The driver overcorrected, […]

Kansas voter citizenship amendment rejected

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 (AP) — Kansas legislators ended a special session without debating proposed changes in a law requiring new voters to provide proof of U.S. citizenship when they register. Democratic Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau tried Wednesday to add language to a bill on criminal sentencing that would have let new voters sign a sworn statement attesting that they’re […]

State Senate confirms new regents, other appointees

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AP) — The Kansas Senate has confirmed three state Board of Regents members and other appointments by Gov. Sam Brownback. Senate action Wednesday means that Shane Bangerter of Dodge City, Helen Van Etten of Topeka and Ann Murguia of Kansas City, Kan., can continue serving as regents overseeing the higher education system. The votes were […]

Suspect faces trial in killing of Kansas dog expert

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(AP) — A Missouri man has been ordered to stand trial in last year’s killing of a well-known dog breeder from Kansas City, Kan. A Wyandotte County judge on Wednesday bound 50-year-old Darrell Lee Broxton over for trial on charges of first-degree murder, theft and auto burglary. Broxton, of Kansas City, Mo., is accused in […]

Law Enforcement looks for missing truck

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Western Kansas law enforcement authorities are searching for a truck taken from a residence in the 1400 Block of Royal Street in Hoxie. Police Chief Brian Diercks told Hays Post.  “The truck was taken sometime on August 30 after 4:30 p.m.  The truck had been in for repairs and returned and the keys left inside. […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Country Music Hall of Fame Planning Expansion

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The Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum is still seeking $20 million for its “Working On A Building” capital campaign. The funds will help complete the museum’s expansion from 140,000 square feet to more than 350,000, which will accomodate the Taylor Swift Education Center, the ACM Gallery, the CMA Theater, the new Hatch Show Print shop and more. […]

Governor on conclusion of the Special Legislative Session

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback issued the following statement following today’s conclusion of the Special Legislative Session: “I congratulate the legislature, and especially House Speaker Ray Merrick and Senate President Susan Wagle, on thoughtfully addressing the issue of public safety and repairing Kansas’s “Hard 50” sentence. The Legislature acted quickly, with resolve and narrow focus, to […]

Senator Roberts on Military Action in Syria

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Following the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations’ consideration of a resolution authorizing use of military force in Syria, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today reaffirmed his opposition to military strikes in the Syrian conflict. “I appreciate the deliberation of this important resolution in the Senate, but unfortunately, the resolution does not address my concerns about […]

Huelskamp: Employment over Welfare Dependency

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Today, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) praised Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Department for Children & Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore for their decision to allow a federal waiver of the “work requirement for food stamps” to expire on September 30th. Rep. Huelskamp made the following statement: “Adults who aren’t disabled and have no dependents should not […]

Tuesday Police Activity Log

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The Hays Police Department conducted 39 traffic stops and received 10 animal calls on Tuesday September 4th according to the Police Activity Log. Driving Under the Influence 1:19 AM – Driving Under the Influence reported in the 800 block of Vine St Abandoned Vehicle 2:32 AM – Abandoned Vehicle reported in the 2700 block of […]