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Moran supports modifying U.S.-Cuba trade policy »

Sen. Jerry Moran, R.-Kan.

MANHATTAN–Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement regarding his support for modifying U.S.-Cuba trade policy: “I have long fought to change the unilateral U.S. sanctions and regulations that restrict the ability of our farmers and ranchers to sell their products to Cuba. “Cuba is only 90 miles from our border, making it […]

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New chief judge named for Kan. 28th judicial district »


TOPEKA—Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced in a media release today that Rene Young will become chief judge of the 28th judicial district for a two-year period that starts January 1, 2015. “Judge Young is well-respected by court employees and by her fellow judges in her district,” Nuss said. “She and I were lawyers in […]

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States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice »


REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press CORSICA, S.D. (AP) — Federal grant money has long been available for doctors, nurses and dentists willing to relocate to rural areas. Now a South Dakota program is offering a similar incentive for lawyers. It provides an annual subsidy of $12,000 for attorneys who live and practice law in sparsely […]

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Package deliverers take on peak shipping volume before Christmas »


ATLANTA (AP) — FedEx, UPS and online retailers are working to avoid a repeat of the problems that occurred at the end of last year’s holiday shopping season, when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays. UPS has spent $500 million this year upgrading its systems and processes […]

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Kansas says new virus found after resident’s death »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials say a new virus has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident this summer and they believe it is carried by ticks or other insects. The state Department of Health and Environment said Monday that testing by the federal Centers for Disease Control confirmed the presence […]

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2 hospitalized after single-vehicle crash »


HORTON- Two people were injured in an accident just after 1 p.m. on Monday in Brown County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Jeep Liberty driven by Darnell W. Lefthand, 24, Horton, was westbound on 130th Road just west of U.S. 75. The vehicle left the roadway into the north ditch and struck an […]

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Kan. man stopped for shoplifting faces additional charges »


SALINA- A forgery investigation in Salina led to an arrest for shoplifting, drugs, and aggravated child endangerment. Salina Police Captain Chris Trocheck said Derek Weltmer, 42, was arrested Saturday afternoon after being stopped for shoplifting at the Salina Wal-Mart. During a check of Weltmer’s vehicle, police found stolen property, along with small amounts of marijuana […]

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Bergdahl investigation report goes to senior Army commander »


LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl now rests with a top U.S. general in North Carolina who will decide if the soldier should be charged with desertion after he left his Afghanistan post in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban. The charge of desertion during […]

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3 hospitalized after 2-vehicle collision »


HERRINGTON –Three people were injured in an accident just after 12-noon on Monday in Dickinson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1998 Dodge Durango driven by Carina Cope, 17, Herrington, was northbound on U.S. 56 turning onto Business 56. The driver failed to yield right of way to a 2013 Toyota Corolla driven by […]

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Kansas law examined in dispute over county board »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback wants state legislators to rewrite an obscure law that required him to fill two newly created seats on the Saline County Commission and have voters fill similar vacancies in the future. A local lawmaker promised Monday to pursue the issue. The Republican governor faced criticism over the Saline […]

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Kansas man dies in rollover accident »


BURDICK – The Kansas Highway Patrol has released details of a fatal rollover accident that occurred just after 8:30 p.m. on Saturday in Morris County. The KHP eported a 2002 Dodge Durango driven by Chase A. Kniebel, 21, Herrington, was traveling eastbound on BB Road one mile west of Burdick. The vehicle went into the […]

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Severe Internet outage in North Korea; is U.S. responsible? »


ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country’s online access is “totally down.” It’s not immediately clear if the Internet connectivity problems were an act of retribution for a major intrusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment that the FBI last week linked to North Korea. […]

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Railroads seek one-person crews for freight trains »


JOSH FUNK, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, they commonly had seven people aboard — an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman. Since then, trains have grown much longer. And crews have been reduced in size — to five people in […]

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