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Drug Indictment in Kansas Began with Traffic Stop in Utah »


KANSAS CITY, KAN. – An investigation that began with a traffic stop in Utah led to a federal indictment in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday charging five people with drug trafficking according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. Ana Claudia Rodriguez-Rodriguez, 39; Sergio Lopez, 41; Migel Lopez-Lopez, 22; Daniel Rivera, 32; and Andres Marquez, 22, are charged […]

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Kansas changing notification for vehicle tag renewals »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas plans to change the way it notifies motorists that they need to renew vehicle tags. Residents will receive postcards, rather than letters, from the Kansas Division of Vehicles. The move is designed to save the state money. The Hutchinson News reports  the state estimates the change will […]

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4 Kansas tribes to split $1.7 million for housing needs »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal officials say four American Indian tribes in northeast Kansas will split $1.7 million in funds for affordable housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday the money for Kansas tribes is part of a $651 million allocation of Indian Housing Block Grants to 636 Native American tribes in […]

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Kansas man pleads guilty in Arkansas man’s 2013 death »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office says a Wichita man has pleaded guilty to several charges in connection to the 2013 death of an Arkansas man. Dallas Guy pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter, robbery and attempted distribution of a controlled substance. He was one of four men charged in Paul […]

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FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice »


MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a life-threatening danger to people with peanut allergies. The recall has been ongoing since December, as more retailers identify products that contain the cumin. The Food and Drug […]

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Kansas lawmakers urged to reject increase in alcohol taxes UPDATE »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators have been urged to reject Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to increase alcohol taxes by beer and liquor industry lobbyists and even one of his former budget directors. The House Taxation Committee had a hearing Wednesday on Brownback’s proposal to raise the state’s tax on packaged liquor, wine and […]

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Take a look – Dr. Seuss has a new book »


NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss. Random House Children’s Books said Wednesday it will publish a recently discovered manuscript with illustrations called “What Pet Should I Get” on July 28. The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials […]

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Kansas attorney general appeals school finance ruling »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has filed a widely expected appeal of a ruling that found the state isn’t spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Wednesday that the appeal had been filed after vowing last month to challenge the ruling. The Shawnee County […]

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1 hospitalized after 3-vehicle semi crash »


TROY – A Kansas woman was injured in an accident just after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday in Doniphan County. The Kansas Highway reported a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer driven by Cheryl Lynn Christian, 35, Troy, was eastbound on U.S. 36. The vehicle slowed to make a left turn at Oxide Road. An eastbound 2003 Chevy Silverado […]

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Obama to designate 3 national monuments »


MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is designating three new national monuments for protection as historic or ecologically significant sites, including the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago where African-American railroad workers won a historic labor agreement. The White House says Obama will be in his hometown Thursday, and he’s expected to announce […]

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First Court Appearance for Kan. Man Charged With Death of Bicyclist »


Little Apple Post MANHATTAN -A Kansas man made his first court appearance on Wednesday in connection with a fatal bicycle accident in June. Derik Kesler, 32, Rossville, is charged with vehicular homicide. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2007 Dodge pickup driven by Kesler was southbound on Kansas 177 just after 7 p.m. on June […]

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Feds: More than 96,000 sign up in Kansas for health care »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal health officials say more than 96,000 consumers have signed up for health insurance coverage in Kansas through the federal marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced Wednesday that 96,226 Kansas consumers either selected a plan or were automatically reenrolled in coverage […]

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Suspect in Western Kan. murder enters pleas in Reno County case »


Hutch Post HUTCHINSON. — A suspect in a Ford County murder made a court appearance in Reno County on Wednesday. Victor Gutierrez, 26, entered guilty pleas to criminal possession of a firearm and felony flee and elude. Gutierrez was arrested on U.S. 50 east of Hutchinson in September after a high-speed chase. Authorities believed he […]

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