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2 hospitalized after vehicle overturns into standing water »

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SALINA- Two people were injured in an accident just after 6 p.m. on Monday in Saline County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Ford Escape driven by Randy C. Romine, 52, Elmwood, NE., was northbound on Interstate 135 just south of the Smolan exit. The vehicle was in the passing lane, hydroplaned into the […]

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Kansas teen dies in car crash in Oklahoma »

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PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas man has died after a car crash on the Cimarron Turnpike east of Pawnee, Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports 19-year-old Levi Charles Hampton of Goddard, Kansas, was driving eastbound on U.S. Highway 412 Monday when his vehicle crossed the median and struck another car. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the […]

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Severe weather rolled through Kansas on Memorial Day »

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SALINA -Thunderstorms produced wall clouds, funnel clouds, hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain late Monday afternoon in central Kansas. Storm spotters watched a wall cloud rotate north and northwest of Salina about 4 p.m., but no funnel ever formed. The National Weather Service did issue a tornado warning for a part of northwest McPherson County […]

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Security guard attacked by naked man in Wichita »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A security guard has been hospitalized after being attacked by a nude man in Wichita. Wichita media outlets report a 61-year-old security guard was taken to a local hospital with a possible concussion. Sgt. Roger Runft, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department, said the victim responded to a noise complaint at […]

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Kansas man dies in small plane crash in SW Kan. »

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SYRACUSE – A Kansas man died in a  small plane crash just after 8 a.m. on Monday in Hamilton County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1981 Yak52 piloted by Anthony Englert, 54, Syracuse, went down near 2800 East River Road just off Kansas 27. Authorities say the aircraft impacted the ground nose first and […]

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Police say man, 21, fatally shot in KCK »

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police say a 21-year-old man has been shot and killed in Kansas City, Kansas. The police department on Monday identified the victim as Alan Castro of Kansas City, Kansas. Castro was shot Saturday afternoon. Police say the shooting is under investigation.

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Kansas City not putting minimum wage hike on August ballot »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City leaders have opted against putting a measure on the August ballot that would have given voters a chance to decide whether the city should raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. But Mayor Sly James says the City Council will begin discussions immediately with a variety of […]

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Kan. man placed in sex predator program sees it as life sentence »

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NICHOLAS CLAYTON, Associated Press LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Carlos Lively says he may be confined by the state of Kansas for the rest of his life although he completed a prison sentence for a sex offense nine years ago. The 30-year-old is one of 258 patients committed indefinitely to an expanding treatment program that the […]

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Lawrence police investigating fatal stabbing »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence police are investigating a fatal stabbing. Lawrence police Sgt. Trent McKinley said in a news release that the stabbing was reported early Monday. He says the victim is a man in his 40s. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. No arrests have been made.

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Rough weather hits southwest Kansas, at least 1 tornado »

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DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a super cell storm swept across western Kansas, spawning at least one tornado. Michael Scott, meteorologist with the weather service in Dodge City, said Monday that heavy storms hit southwest Kansas late Sunday night, producing a tornado that reportedly touched down in Ford County. No […]

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Vocabulary test takes away some National Spelling Bee drama »

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BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after vocabulary became part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the first time, the integration of testing into the competition remains a work in progress. Participants and bee officials say the competition is fairer now that kids are tested on what words mean. But it’s […]

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KDADS Seeks to Remedy Problems at State Mental Hospital »

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By Bryan Thompson The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services on Thursday outlined a plan to limit the number of patients admitted to the state mental hospital at Osawatomie. The plan was unveiled at the first meeting of an advisory committee tasked with identifying the ideal mix of hospital and community-based services for Kansans […]

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Rural Opportunity Zone program working in rural Kansas »

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By Alyssa Scott KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA – Located on the western border of Kansas, Greeley County is the least populated county in the state with 1,301 residents. During the past decade, the county experienced the state’s greatest population loss with a 19 percent drop. Since then, the county has been working to reverse […]

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