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Toyota recalls 690,000 pickups to fix rear springs »

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DETROIT (AP) — Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire. The recall covers Tacoma Four-by-Four and Pre-Runner pickups from the 2005 through 2011 model years. The automaker says the leaf springs can fracture due to stress and corrosion. […]

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Up to $5,000 reward offered in Kan. pelican shooting »

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MANKATO, Kan. (AP) — Two groups are offering up to $5,000 for information leading to a conviction in the shooting of seven American white pelicans in Kansas earlier this month. The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust announced the reward Monday. The federally protected birds were shot in […]

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US grants $450M to link job training to employers »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden announced almost a half-billion dollars of grants Monday to community colleges working with employers on job training. Linking training to industry demand is key to the Obama administration’s strategy for improving wages and reducing unemployment. Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts and Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley Technical College received the […]

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Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections »

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JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to put a stop to excessive payday or car title loans for military service members. The Defense Department is trying to close legal loopholes that have put hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive fees. New rules would toughen the Military […]

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Kansas woman hospitalized after car makes improper turn »

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WICHITA- A Kansas woman was injured in an accident just after 7 a.m. on Monday in Sedgwick County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2013 Volkswagen passenger car driven by Amy Carney-Atrick, 43, Wichita, was northbound on Broadway and made an improper turn onto West 25th Street. A 2007 Infiniti driven by Leigh Lai Sinn, […]

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Gutch’s Monday Special ~ Banzai Burger »

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Monday Special Banzai 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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Beef Stroganoff @ Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Company »

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Today’s Special at Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Company 117 East 11th – Downtown Hays, Kansas MONDAY: BEEF STROGANOFFTender chunks of beef and mushrooms in a creamy sauce served over homemade mashed potatoes and noodles. $8.95 Find out more about the award winning Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Company at our Website and at Facebook.

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Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem »

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DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are looking into a consumer’s petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes. The inquiry covers about 1.69 million of the compact cars from the 2006 to 2010 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will decide whether to open a […]

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Pheasant Run Monday Special – Steak Fingers »

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Monday Special Steak Fingers with Mashed Potato, Mixed Vegetable, and a Roll. The daily lunch special is only $6.95 and it includes beverage as well as a choice of soup or salad. Pheasant Run Restaurant ~ famous for breakfast – fantastic for lunch. Open 6a to 3p Daily. If you want the best, Pheasant Run […]

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University of Kansas seeking more defense dollars »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is hoping to attract more federal research funding from the U.S. Department of Defense. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the university has received national security clearances to pursue classified contract with all federal agencies. In fiscal year 2013, the university received $6.5 million in research funding from […]

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Judge: Murder suspect competent to stand trial »

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GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the suspect in the death of a man near Great Bend will go to trial in February. District Judge Ron Svaty ruled Friday that Jeffrey Wade Chapman is competent to stand trial in the death of 25-year-old Damon Galyardt, whose body was found near Great […]

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Kansas schools report teacher retirements on rise »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas school districts report a higher pace of teachers retiring while the number of newly licensed teachers remains flat. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports more than 2,000 teachers retired last school year. The state’s education department says that’s double the number of teachers that retired five years earlier. Scott Myers is the department’s […]

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State: Private school tuition program about ready »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas education official says a new tax-credit system to fund private school tuition for low-income students is on track to start in January. Deputy education commissioner Dale Dennis says application forms for the tuition program are nearly ready. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the program will allow businesses to donate to nonprofit […]

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