Rush County woman hospitalized after Tuesday accident


GALATIA, Kan- A Kansas woman was injured in an accident just before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Barton County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a  2013 Kia Soul driven by Jean Ellen Edwards, 59, Otis, was southbound on 176th Street three miles west of Galatia. The vehicle was traveling at rate of speed too great […]

Obamacare help was in demand, national survey shows


By Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News WASHINGTON, D.C. — Most working people in the United States sign up for health insurance in a very straightforward way: a few forms, a few questions for human resources, a few choices of plans. Signing up for Affordable Care Act insurance was nothing like that. It involved questions about […]

Kansas House candidate cited for open container


  BURLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House of Representatives candidate has been arrested for having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. Burlington Police Chief Doug Jones says Jeff Freeman, a Republican running against incumbent state Rep. Peggy Mast of Emporia in the Aug. 5 primary, was booked into the Coffey County jail […]

Political groups putting big money in Kansas race


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Political groups are playing an outsized role in the congressional race for south-central Kansas. Campaign finance reports released Tuesday show former congressman Todd Tiahrt has raised nearly $125,000 since announcing in late May that he would challenge U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo for the 4th District House seat. As the incumbent, Pompeo […]

City budget presentation set for Thursday work session

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By NICK BUDD Hays Post At Thursday’s Hays City Commission work session, City Manager Toby Dougherty will present the 2015 budget to commissioners. Dougherty will include a brief explanation of various aspects of the budget. According to the memo sent to commissioners, the intent of the presentation is to introduce the commission to the 2015 […]

2 more measles cases reported in Kansas


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say two more cases of measles have been reported in Sedgwick County, bringing the total number of measles cases in Kansas this year to 11. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said in a release Tuesday that one of the new Sedgwick County cases was in an infant too […]

Former Kan. police chief enters Alford pleas


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The former police chief of a southeast Kansas city has entered Alford pleas to four felonies. Former Independence Police Chief Kenneth Parker entered Alford pleas Tuesday to perjury, official misconduct, misuse of public funds and theft of property valued at more than 25,000. An Alford plea means Parker doesn’t admit to […]

Mother dies from injuries in house explosion


PLYMELL, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas woman has died from injuries she suffered in a house explosion that also claimed her two sons. KWCH-TV reports Via Christi Hospital in Wichita confirmed Tuesday Kelly Unruh has died. She was injured when her family’s home in Plymell, near Garden City, exploded on June 28. Her 17-year-old […]

Accidentally released inmate back in custody


WICHITA (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who was mistakenly released from the Sedgwick County jail has been recaptured. The county sheriff’s office says 33-year-old Chad Engel was arrested Friday at Kanopolis Lake. He was arrested by Ellsworth County authorities after a tip to the McPherson County Crime Stoppers. Further details about the arrest were […]

TMN: Free State Film Festival winner announced

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“Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection, Kansas,” a short film set in a small western Kansas farm town, garnered one of the top film prizes at last week’s Free State Film Festival. Tiger Media Network at Fort Hays State University offered this REPORT on the film.

KDOT secretary in Hays to talk economic development

Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post At Monday’s meeting, the Ellis County Commission heard from Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King, who is in Hays this week to talk with community members and about potential economic development projects north of Interstate 70. Because of the growth of Hess Services north of I-70, the Doonan truck […]