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Obama: US, Cuba to open embassies, restore ties »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. President Barack Obama says the reopening of embassies in Havana and Washington is another demonstration that the U.S. doesn’t have to be imprisoned by the past. Obama is announcing […]

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Annual Kicker Country Stampede Wrapped Up Sunday Night »

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JC Post MANHATTAN -Cooler than normal temperatures and a well behaved crowd were just a couple of the comments following the final concert of the 20th Annual Kicker Country Stampede. Kurt Moldrup, Festival Security Manager explained that the crowd was well behaved and even jovial,” I’ve got to tell you, we’ve probably had one of […]

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President Obama sending 400-plus more troops to Iraq »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is about to announce that the U.S. will send more troops to Iraq to boost the training of local forces. Officials say it’s a response to recent setbacks at the hands of the Islamic State militants, and to Baghdad’s appeals for more help. The officials say fewer than 500 […]

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Fort Riley Soldier arrested following child abuse investigation »

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JC Post JUNCTION CITY- Law enforcement authorities in Geary County are investigating a case of child abuse and criminal threat after a Fort Riley soldier was arrested on Tuesday. Police say Brian A. Mastin, 29, surrendered to authorities on Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of Child Abuse and Criminal Threat. Police Chief Tim Brown said officers […]

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Kansas governor signs bill to avert furloughs UPDATE »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that blocks furloughs for Kansas state government workers. The Republican governor acted Saturday, only hours after lawmakers approved the measure by unanimous votes in both chambers. The measure took effect Saturday night. The GOP-dominated Legislature has yet to complete a budget for the fiscal […]

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Roberts: Ag Committee Passes Federal Grain Inspection Reauthorization »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today held a business meeting and passed the “U.S. Grains Standards Act Reauthorization Act of 2015,” which authorizes USDA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service to establish marketing standards and conduct inspection and weighing for a variety of grains and oilseeds. The Act was last […]

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Moran Tangles With VA Secretary Over Program For Rural Veterans »

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By JIM MCLEAN & BRYAN THOMPSON Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has what amounts to a running feud going with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He says the agency is dragging its feet implementing a new law called the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 that’s designed to help veterans in rural areas […]

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Kansas seat belt usage at all-time high »

Col. Mark Bruce talks about the history of seat belts in Kansas during Monday's press conference

TOPEKA -The highest-ever percentage of buckled drivers and passengers in Kansas was recorded in 2014. Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King made the announcement of the increase in the observed seat belt rate today at an event at Kansas Highway Patrol Troop B headquarters in Topeka. “Eighty-six percent of drivers and front seat passengers were buckled […]

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Judge shields evidence in Fort Riley bomb case »

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has shielded from public disclosure evidence the government turns over to attorneys for a Kansas man accused of trying to bomb an Army installation. The order signed Friday in the case of 20-year-old John T. Booker Jr. comes at the request of prosecutors and with the agreement […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after truck runs a stop sign »


TOPEKA- A Kansas man was injured in an accident just after 2 p.m. on Thursday in Shawnee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Michael Finton, 45, Carbondale, was westbound on 10th Street in Topeka. The vehicle failed to yield to a stop sign. A 1996 Chevy van driven […]

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Kansas woman hospitalized after flat tire, car overturns »


KANSAS CITY – A Kansas woman was injured in an accident just after 2 p.m. on Monday in Wyandotte County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2003 Honda Accord driven by Krystal Anderson, 20, Kansas City, was northbound on Interstate 35 in the number four lane just north of U.S. 69. The vehicle driver’s side […]

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4 more at Kansas high school test positive for tuberculosis »

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By Dan Margolies Kansas health authorities say four additional people have tested positive for tuberculosis out of 70 tested last week at Olathe Northwest High School. The tests were conducted after a student came down with the infection last month. More than 300 people were tested shortly afterward and 27 tested positive for the disease. […]

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Some kidney transplant services to be offered in Wichita »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Patients who have kidney transplants at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City are now able to get some related treatments in Wichita. A clinic in Wichita officially opened Wednesday and will accept patients for pre- and post-treatment care for kidney transplants. Dennis McCulloch, spokesman for the hospital, says the […]

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