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Kan. law may hamper teen drug and alcohol prevention efforts »

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By ASHLEY BOOKER For more than 20 years, Kansas secondary students have taken a survey to track alcohol and drug abuse. But a new law requiring parents to give written permission to allow their children to take the survey is affecting the survey data, and those who use it say it could be more challenging […]

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Kansas man arrested after Sunday morning chase »

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HUTCHINSON— A Reno County man is free on bond after he led law enforcement on a high-speed chase early Sunday morning. Law enforcement authorities reported deputies attempted to stop a Chevy Blazer allegedly driven by Donald Mayer, 46, for failing to signal a turn and also for an obstructed license plate. Mayer refused to stop […]

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National organization awarded grant to fight poverty in Kansas »

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By DAVE RANNEY Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has awarded a one-year, $314,000 grant to a Washington, D.C.-based organization, the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, to help low-income communities find ways to combat poverty, violence, substance abuse and absent fathers. “I’m excited to see this nationally recognized, successful initiative come to Kansas,” Brownback said in a recent […]

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Kansas earthquakes worsen damage to century-old courthouse »

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ANTHONY, Kan. (AP) — Harper County officials say frequent earthquakes are adding to the cost of repairing the century-old county courthouse, which was already deteriorating because of age. The Hutchinson News reports the county was considering spending $400,000 to fix cracks in the courthouse’s staircases. Then a sharp increase in earthquakes began hitting south-central Kansas, […]

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‘Devil’ Brigade Soldiers Return to Kansas »

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FORT RILEY – Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are returning to Fort Riley following a successful nine-month deployment to Kuwait according to a media release from the Division. The first group of Soldiers arrived on post earlier this month, with the remaining set to redeploy in large groups in the […]

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Kan. Attorney General issues Scam Alert »

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TOPEKA –– Fraudulent emails are being sent to Kansans claiming to be from the “State Attorney Office,” and threatening arrest, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt reported today. The attorney general’s office has been made aware that these emails are circulating, and advises Kansans that these are fraudulent. The email contains an attachment with an “Arrest […]

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Sunny, cold Wednesday »

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Expect below normal temperatures today increasing into the 30s for the next 6 days. Next chance of snow is Friday night. Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -16. West southwest wind 5 to 11 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as […]

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Cloudy, cold chance for snow »

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1-3 inches of snow is expected this from this afternoon through tomorrow. Wind chills below -10F will also be possible overnight tonight and tomorrow night. Monday Snow likely, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 28. Light north northeast wind increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is […]

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Sunny, warmer Tuesday »

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Beautiful Fall weather is expected this week with pleasant temperatures and dry conditions. Today Sunny, with a high near 69. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 38. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 72. Light southeast wind […]

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FDA warns against powdered caffeine »


MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press ANN SANNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal — it is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Eighteen-year-old […]

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Sunny, windy, chance of evening storms »

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Severe thunderstorms are expected later this evening, and could develop as early as late this afternoon. Large hail and damaging wind will be possible as well as localized flooding. High pressure will then influence the region through mid week, relegating highs to the low 80s, or around 10 degrees cooler than normal for this time […]

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Sunny, warm Thursday »

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A cold front will push through southwestern Kansas today. The front will eventually stall out across northwestern Oklahoma and far south-central Kansas. A few strong to perhaps severe thunderstorms will develop along this front, which may impact Comanche, Barber, and maybe Pratt County. Looking ahead to the weekend, expect warm afternoons with highs in the […]

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Sunny warmer Tuesday »

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Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 59. East wind around 6 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday […]

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