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Senate passes Moran’s resolution on importance of rural health care »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friday night, the U.S. Senate passed S. Res. 588 – a resolution introduced by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – to recognize the importance of hospitals and other health care providers to the survival and success of communities in Kansas and throughout the country. Sen. Moran introduced the original version of this […]

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Judge won’t dismiss suit in Kan. girl’s shocking death »

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The family of a Salina girl who was fatally shocked may press ahead with a $10.5 million lawsuit. The Salina Journal  reports that a Judge Bill Elliott on Friday rejected the city of Salina’s motion to dismiss the suit. But he also stressed that Kansas law provides broad protection to municipalities. […]

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Kansas man dies after his truck flips into water »

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CHANUTE, Kan. (AP) — A man has died after his pickup truck went off the side of a bridge in southeast Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as 51-year-old Jack R. Cheyney of Chanute. The patrol says the accident happened around 9 a.m. Saturday when his truck went off the roadway, struck a […]

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Kan. woman who was raped, burned has died »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say that a mother of four has died just more than a week after she was sexually assaulted and set on fire at a Wichita park. Police Lt. James Espinoza told The Wichita Eagle that the woman died around 9:40 a.m. Saturday at a Wichita hospital. Espinoza didn’t immediately return […]

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Manhattan zoo’s last remaining cheetah euthanized »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Sunset Zoo in Manhattan is without cheetahs after the death of a 13-year-old feline. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the veterinary staff euthanized its last remaining cheetah on Thursday. The health of the male cheetah, named Jaleni, had been declining since a cancerous mass was found near his heart in June. […]

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Three hospitalized after vehicle overturns on I-70 »

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WABAUNSEE COUNTY- There people were injured in an accident just before 8 a.m. on Saturday in Wabaunsee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Dodge Stratus driven by Chancy Agustus Taylor Nulsen, 17, Hudson, CO., was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 at Keene-Eskridge Road. The vehicle left the roadway to the south, traveled down […]

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Charred body of Kansas man found in Missouri »

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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Missouri authorities are investigating the death of a Kansas man whose body was found inside a burned portable restroom. On Friday, Jackson County authorities identified the victim as 30-year-old Jackson Guzman of Shawnee, Kansas. A Jackson County park ranger found the body Thursday night in the parking lot of the […]

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Salina recalls anniversary of shuttered airbase »

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — It has been 50 years since the announcement that Schilling Air Force Base was closing rattled Salina residents. The Salina Journal reported  that the economic disaster then spared no part of the community — real estate, retail, civic involvement, church attendance, population. At the time the base pumped the equivalent of […]

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One dead, 3 hospitalized after chase, crash into tree »

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MULVANE- A Kansas man died and three others were injured in an accident just before 3 a.m. on Saturday in Sedgwick County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Olds passenger car driven by Jason A. Minson, 22, Udall, was attempting to elude law enforcement officers with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office for driving over […]

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Court orders new sentence for former KSU student in fatal crash »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas appeals court says probation and house arrest was not enough of a sentence for a former Kansas State University student whose drunken driving crash claimed two lives. The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday ordered a lower court to resentence Miles Theurer. He was 23 on May 14, 2012, […]

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Stockton man dies after van hits a tree »

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OSBORNE—A Stockton man died in an accident just after 11 p.m. on Friday in Osborne County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2014 Chevy van driven by Frank Wolfgang Post, 44,  was traveling on U.S. 81 just west of Mitchell County. The vehicle entered the north ditch, traveled through the ditch and hit a tree. […]

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Kids give first lady sarcastic ‘thanks’ on Twitter »

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MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches. Along with photos of unsavory-looking school meals, the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama was among the top trends on Twitter within the United States […]

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Kansas Hospitals Continue Push For Medicaid Expansion »

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By JIM MCLEAN The Kansas Hospital Association on Thursday continued its campaign for Medicaid expansion by reminding policymakers how much the state is losing by not claiming federal dollars to cover more low-income adults. The association released a report based on an analysis done by the Center for Health Policy Research at George Washington University […]

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