KDOT: Great Bend, Garden City finalists for shipping hubs

Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King

TOPEKA – Garden City and Great Bend have been selected as finalists for development of transload shipping centers. The two communities emerged from a group of seven cities, whose representatives made formal presentations in August before the Transload Facility Site Analysis Selection Committee, which includes private sector representatives. The seven cities are among 111 sites […]

2 Kansas drivers hospitalized after semi rear-end crash


CENTERVILLE – Two semi drivers were injured in an accident just before 11a.m. on Friday in Linn County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2007 International Semi driven by Jimmy Dale Simons, 56, Mound City, pulled out of the Rock Quarry going southbound on County Road 1077 just south of Centerville. A 2012 Freightliner semi […]

Inmates successfully moved to the new Reno Co. jail

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON – Inmates moved into the new Reno County Correctional Facility at 1800 South Severance on Wednesday. The new 77-thousand plus square foot jail was built on land purchased from the Kansas Department of Corrections on a 10-acre lot. The old Reno County Jail at 210 W. 1st and the Jail Annex in […]

McPherson authorities search for man missing from Salina

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MCPHERSON -The McPherson County Sheriff’s Office reported in a media release they are asking the public to assist them in locating a man missing from Salina. According to his family, Christopher Howell, 25, was last seen at the Ambassy Hotel in Salina during the week of May 6th, after being dropped off by a relative. […]

Kansas ends $25 cap on cash benefits from ATMs


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


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


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


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 […]