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City adds personal vaporizers to smoking ban »

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The second-largest city in Kansas is adding electronic cigarettes to its ban on smoking in public places. The expanded ordinance in Overland Park will take effect later this month. City Council members in the Johnson County community approved it Monday night. Overland Park has prohibited smoking in hotel rooms, restaurants, […]

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Kansas man sentenced for beer bottle death »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas man who hit an Iraq war veteran on the head with a beer bottle will go to prison for the man’s death. The Lawrence Journal-World reports 23-year-old Justin Gonzalez, of Mission, was sentenced Tuesday to two years and eight months behind bars. A Douglas County jury convicted Gonzalez […]

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Kan. man hospitalized after I-70 accident »

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KANSAS CITY-  A Kansas man was injured in an accident just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Wyandotte County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2009 Toyota Camry driven by James M. Barnett, 80, Overland Park, was westbound on Interstate 70 in lane 4 of 5. Another vehicle attempted to change lanes from 3 to 4. […]

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Kansas mental health system under increasing stress »

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OSAWATOMIE — One day last month, Osawatomie State Hospital had 254 patients in its care — almost 50 more than its optimal capacity. The overcrowded conditions forced a few dozen patients, all of them coping with a serious mental illness and likely a danger to themselves or others, to be triple-bunked in rooms meant for […]

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Groundbreaking for KHP Troop F headquarters »

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KECHI, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol has broken ground for its new headquarters in the south-central part of the state. Gov. Sam Brownback joined other dignitaries at the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday in Kechi, located outside Wichita. The 22,000-square-foot building will house the patrol’s Troop F, which has outgrown its current quarters in Wichita. […]

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Man killed by police in Wichita suburb »

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HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas police chief says an officer responding to a domestic disturbance shot and killed a man in suburban Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports Haysville police were called to an apartment around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and found a woman injured amid an ongoing disturbance. Haysville Police Chief Jeff Whitfield says an […]

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GOP intensifies efforts in Kan. governor’s race »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican Governor’s Association is intensifying its efforts to help Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign. The group’s chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, will be in Kansas Wednesday to attend events with Brownback in Kansas City and Mission Hills. That announcement Tuesday came on the same day the group released […]

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KDHE announces state’s first report of West Nile »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State health officials say a man from Republic County has the first reported case of West Nile virus in Kansas this year. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment did not release any more information about the man in a news release Tuesday. West Nile virus can be spread to people […]

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Kansas historic landmark needs repairs »

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LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — A historic and picturesque landmark in central Kansas is in need of some renovation and repair. The Coronado Heights site near Lindsborg is considered one of the state’s most scenic locations. The sandstone formation’s natural platform has been used by generations as a scenic overlook and place to picnic. The Wichita […]

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Wichita State to close golf course in November »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University will close its golf course on Nov. 3 to prepare for an expansion. The university announced Tuesday that the university golf teams will be able to use part of its Braeburn golf course. The school plans to demolish apartments this fall and begin construction of an engineering building […]

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Sale of custom guitars to help fund vets memorial »

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Event organizers hope the sale of five customized guitars at a fundraiser will raise $50,000 to support the construction of the Reno County Veterans’ Memorial. The Hutchinson News reports the instruments will be covered in patriotic artwork and are to be auctioned off in November. Each of the four guitars will […]

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Gutch’s Tuesday Special – Bruschetta Burger »

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Today’s Special: Bruschetta Burger – $6.99.  Or have a Gutch’s Pizza Pocket – just the right size for lunch! Gutch’s – 111 W. 7th Hays, KS 785.623.4088 Visit Our Website and our Facebook

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Pork Lettuce Wrap Special For Tuesday @ Gella’s Diner Lb. Brewing Company »

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Every Tuesday is a big day for kids 12 and under at Gella’s Diner. They eat free from the Half-Pint menu. (Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Requires purchase of an adult entrée.) TUESDAY SPECIAL: PORK LETTUCE WRAP A pair of Thai lettuce wraps stuffed with pork marinated in chili and ginger sauce topped with […]

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