Kansas ends $25 cap on cash benefits from ATMs

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has eliminated a $25-per-day limit on ATM withdrawals with cash assistance cards. The state Department for Children and Families said Tuesday that it was rescinding the policy before it could be put into effect for 15,000 poor residents receiving cash assistance each month. The department confirmed its action in a […]

Kansas officer who fatally shot suspect won’t be charged

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Wichita police officer who fatally shot a man last year will not face charges. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Friday the officer who shot 40-year-old Chad Leichhardt at a Haysville apartment was lawfully defending a woman being threatened by Leichhardt. Investigators say Leichhardt was holding his girlfriend […]

Kroger recalls 4 seasonings due to possible health risk

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The Kroger Company  is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella, according to a media release. A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina was tested by the FDA […]

Kan. man sentenced in death of 8-month-old child

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JUNCTION CITY – A Kansas man was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. In May, a Geary County jury found Christopher Lyman, 31, Junction City, guilty of First Degree Felony Murder, Child Abuse and Aggravated Battery in the death of an eight-month old infant in September of 2013. . During sentencing proceedings in District […]

2 men pass each other in Kansas on their walks across the U.S.

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Michael Pagels, Little Apple Post MANHATTAN -In a weird coincidence of fate, two individuals walking across the United States for very different reasons both ended up in Manhattan, Kansas on Wednesday. One, coming from Virginia Beach and headed West, the other from Los Angeles east, and both were on McCall Road around 3 p.m. pushing what […]

Kansas lifts teacher licensure requirement in 6 districts

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Board of Education is allowing unlicensed teachers to work in six school districts including McPherson, Blue Valley, Concordia, Hugoton, Kansas City, and Marysville. The Topeka Capital Journal reports the measure was poised to fail, but passed Tuesday 6-4 after a compromise. Board member Kathy Busch of Wichita dropped her […]

1 hospitalized after I-70 truck rollover accident

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MANHATTAN- One person was injured in an accident just before 10:30p.m. on Monday in Riley County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Ford Ranger driven by Eric J. Rivera, 36, Killenn, TX., was westbound on Interstate 70 eight miles south of Manhattan. The truck left the roadway to the right. It came back on […]

Police: Watch for card skimmers when using your ATM

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SALINA – Law enforcement authorities in Saline and Sedgwick County continue to investigate devices found this week used to steal information at banks in Salina and Wichita. Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney says the devices, called “skimmers” were found at two Sunflower Bank locations at 2450 S. 9th and 2070 S. Ohio. Police were able […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kansas governor signs bill to avert furloughs UPDATE

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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 […]