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National parks want you to ‘Find Your Park’ »

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BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country. But there’s also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that’s aging and mostly white. Now the park service is preparing for its centennial […]

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KSU Police Investigate Attempted Robbery »

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MANHATTAN – The Kansas State University Police Department in a media release reported is  an act of violence that occurred on campus. At approximately 1:45 p.m. Monday K-State police responded to an attempted robbery that had occurred at about noon Monday, March 30. The crime’s reported location was in the D-1 parking lot, which is […]

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An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says »

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LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to new research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples. The findings underscore that it takes more than just one kind of food […]

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1 person dead after minivan hits train »

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AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP) — One person is dead after a minivan struck a freight train in Butler County about one quarter of a mile north of Southwest 150th Street near Augusta. Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet says crew members from a different train called law enforcement at 1:10 a.m. Sunday when they saw a vehicle […]

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Report: Potential Health Effects of Changes to the Kan. Corporate Farming Law »

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By Tatiana Y. Lin, M.A., Sheena L. Smith, M.P.P., Barb J. LaClair, M.H.A., Cheng-Chung Huang, M.P.H.  Senate Bill 191 (and its House version, HB 2404) was proposed to amend the Kansas Corporate Farming Law. Among other provisions, the bill would have removed restrictions for agribusinesses with certain forms of ownership structure (e.g., corporation, trust) to […]

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Kan. murder suspect sentenced in flee and elude case »

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — A Kansas man convicted on charges associated with a September high-speed chase in Reno County was sentenced to two years, two months in jail on Monday Victor Gutierrez, 26, Dodge City, entered pleas to criminal possession of a firearm and felony flee and elude. The state dismissed a charge of possession […]

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Sheriff: Search over, 13-year-old found safe UPDATE »

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Montrose, Mo. -The teen girl missing from her home in Missouri is safe. Hannah Sue Kennish was found in Albuquerque, New Mexico Raymond Vallia, 55, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. —————— On Monday afternoon, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office issued an Amber Alert in the search for Hannah Sue Kennish. —————— Montrose, Mo.- […]

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Feds charge Union Pacific for sulfuric acid spill in Kansas UPDATE »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a misdemeanor charge against Union Pacific Railroad over a 2012 spill of sulfuric acid after a derailment at the company’s Herington yard in central Kansas. A criminal information filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas alleges the railroad spilled 114,297 pounds of sulfuric acid from a railcar […]

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Judge gives tentative OK to deal in Tyson meatpacking case »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement of more than $730,000 in the class-action lawsuit brought against Tyson by workers at the company’s meatpacking plant in Emporia. The deal ends a nearly eight-year legal battle. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten also cleared the way on Monday for […]

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3 hospitalized after semi turns in front of a vehicle »

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WELLINGTON- Three people were injured in an accident just before 11 a.m. on Monday in Sumner County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2007 Freightliner semi driven by Lance L. Arbuckle, 27, Wichita, was traveling on U.S. 81 two miles north of Wellington. The truck made a left turn in front of a 2008 Pontiac […]

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Man who took ring from dying Wichita woman gets 11 years »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man was sentenced to prison for stealing a wedding ring from a woman who was dying in her car at a drive-through restaurant. Twenty-one-year-old Daquantrius Johnson was sentenced Monday to 11 years and four months for the theft in December 2013 at a Taco Bell restaurant. Prosecutors say he […]

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ACLU opposing Kansas bill to protect campus religious groups UPDATE »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says a Kansas bill on religious student organizations would allow discrimination on campus. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee considered a bill Monday that would prevent universities and colleges from denying benefits to religious student organizations based on their membership policies. The bill would allow […]

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Rural firefighters battle 2 fires in Saline County »

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Salina Post SALINA -Rural firefighters responded to a pair of fires on Saturday in Saline County. The Sheriff’s office reported just after 10:30 a.m. a lawn tractor owned by Jeffery Stover caught fire in the 1100 hundred block of Hidden Springs Road. He tried to put the fire out with a coat before calling for […]

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