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Fire destroys historic Abilene Theatre »

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Dewey Terrill, JC Post ABILENE–FIre crews were called on Wednesday evening to a blaze at the old church that is home to the Great Plains Theater in Abilene. The facility is located at 300 N Mulberry. Authorities on the scene reported the fire, that started at approximately 7 p.m,. grew and consumed the inside of the […]

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Kids Count rankings put Kansas in top third »

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By Dan Margolies, KUCR and Bryan Thompson, KPR WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a child advocacy group, released its annual Kids Count report today, and Kansas ranked 15th overall and Missouri 29th. The report assesses overall child well-being based on four broad categories: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. Both […]

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Huelskamp: I wish throwing money at the VA would solve the problem (VIDEO) »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss issues and scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs.   Following the broadcast, Congressman Huelskamp issued the following statement: “As I shared on C-SPAN this morning, I wish it were as […]

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Police make additional arrests in fast food restaurant shooting »

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JC Post JUNCTION CITY-  The Junction City Police Department has arrested two more people in connection to Tuesday nights shooting in Junction City. Lt. Jeff Childs with the JCPD explained that the investigation into the shooting continued into Wednesday afternoon. “Upon conducting further investigation we’ve arrested two more people. One is a 34 year old […]

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Senator: VA center begged for surgical equipment »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran says a veterans medical center in Wichita left its laboratories unstaffed for entire shifts and sometimes resorted to “begging, borrowing and manipulation” just to obtain vital surgical equipment. Moran made the allegations in a letter sent last week to Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of the U.S. […]

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Kansas highway worker dies from injuries in 5-vehicle accident »

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The highway worker who was standing outside his work truck when he was hit in a five -vehicle accident Tuesday evening has died.  Dylan Snyder, 22,  Kansas City, died today at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Snyder was working on a highway crew on Kansas 61 collecting work signs, when a line […]

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Brownback supports phasing out Kansas energy rule »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback says he supports phasing out a renewable energy requirement for Kansas utilities over four years and is urging critics of the rule and wind-energy advocates to work on a compromise. Brownback said Wednesday that he’s backing a four-year phase-out of the requirement. It’s part of a 2009 law. […]

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Kansas Staffer for Sen. Jerry Moran Returns Home »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced that Ashland, Kan., native Tyler York is returning to Kansas to serve as his new district representative. York will represent Sen. Moran in the state – primarily in Southwest Kansas – when he is working on behalf of Kansans in Washington, D.C. “I’m delighted to have Tyler […]

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Arson fires under investigation in Manhattan »

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MANHATTAN- Authorities in Riley County are investigating two cases of arson. On Tuesday, the Riley County Police Department and Manhattan fire responded to a pair of structure fires in the 800 block of Colorado Street. One fire was at an unoccupied residence. The second blaze was at a garage of a residence. A vehicle at […]

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2 companies moving from Kansas to Missouri »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has apparently won another round in the continuing border war with Kansas that involves using tax incentives to entice businesses to move across the state line that runs through the Kansas City metropolitan area. Leawood, Kansas-based Cbiz Inc. and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC have announced plans to move their […]

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Texan gets measles after softball event in Kansas »

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus. Tarrant County Public Health officials in Fort Worth on Wednesday announced a resident tested positive for measles after traveling outside Texas. Texas Department of State […]

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Pittsburg commission approves fund for tech center »

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A proposal to build a technical education center in Pittsburg that would serve southeast Kansas has received a boost. The Pittsburg City Commission on Tuesday approved appropriating $300,000 in economic development loan funds for the center, which would offer education and training to high school, community college and adult students while […]

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Kan. man charged in weekend chase that ended in girl’s death »

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man is charged with first-degree murder after an abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl. Thirty-year-old Marcus McGowan, of Atchison, was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault, two counts of criminal possession of a firearm, aggravated endangering of a child and trying to elude […]

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