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Police: Kansas woman lost money in an e-mail scam »

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SALINA – Law enforcement authorities in Salina are investigating a reported e-mail scam. Police Captain Mike Sweeney said a 41-year old Salina woman who advertises babysitting services on the internet, said a woman named Emily Smith contacted her through e-mail. Smith said she was moving to Salina, and wanted to have the woman watch her […]

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Kansas extends in-state tuition rates to veterans »

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Topeka-Today Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law HB 2154, which includes authorization for all veterans eligible for federal education benefits, along with all current members of the armed forces, to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at all 32 public postsecondary colleges and universities in Kansas, effective July 1, 2015, regardless of time spent […]

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Kansas, 8 other states back Utah ruling tossing fed prairie dog rules »


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nine states are stepping into a lawsuit over the Utah prairie dog in favor of a ruling that animal activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act. The attorneys general asked an appeals court on Thursday to uphold a ruling striking down federal protections for the Utah prairie dog […]

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Kansas governor signs bill that changes work after retirement »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that rewrites the rules for teachers, school administrators and other public employees who return to work after retiring. The governor signed the bill Friday and said at a news conference that it would strengthen the pension system. Public employees currently are allowed to retire […]

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Floodgates open on HorseThief Reservoir dam following heavy rain »

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JETMORE, Kan. (AP) — Heavy rains this week have caused officials to open the floodgates on the HorseThief Reservoir dam in southwest Kansas for the first time since it was built in 2009. Manager Joshua Hobbs tells The Hutchinson News that there’s concern some campsites around the 450-acre lake may be flooded with the weather […]

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Kansas House OKs stripped tax bill to speed work on plan »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House has passed a stripped-down tax bill without debate to speed up work by lawmakers on a final plan for raising new revenues to close a budget shortfall. The bill approved on a 64-54 vote Friday would create a six-week amnesty program to encourage individuals and businesses to pay […]

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2 hospitalized after vehicle hydroplanes, hits semi »


SPRING HILL- Two people were injured in an accident just before 6:30 a.m. on Friday in Miami County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2010 Honda Civic driven by Anna E. Mettner, 27, Gardner, was northbound on U.S.169 just south of 223 Street. The Honda hydroplaned on the wet roadway. The driver lost control of […]

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Kansas man charged with murder in Memorial Day stabbing death »


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 33-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder and felony theft in the death of a Lawrence man who was found bleeding outside a fast-food restaurant. Joshua Lee Back of Oskaloosa was charged Thursday in the Memorial Day stabbing of 45-year-old Tracy Dean Lautenschlager. Court documents indicate Back stole a pickup […]

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Manhunt in Kansas after officer shot in head UPDATE »


NOWATA, OK – (AP) Authorities say the third of three suspects in the shooting of an Oklahoma police officer has been arrested in southeast Kansas. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office says Alejandro Garcia was captured Friday near Liberty, Kansas. The search for Garcia began Thursday evening when he fled after crashing a car that officials […]

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Convicted murderer charged with battery of a Kan. corrections officer »

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HUTCHINSON— A Kansas man serving time for a murder conviction in Johnson County from 1994 and the battery of corrections officer conviction from Reno County in 1996 was back before a Reno County judge on Thursday morning. Terrence Kelly, 35, originally from Parsons, Kansas, is now charged with battery of a corrections officer for an […]

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Topeka Zoo makes youngest bears available for public view »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — For the first time, the Topeka Zoo has made it youngest bears available to the public for viewing. Topeka media outlets report Valor and Independence were out for public viewing Thursday in the Hill’s American Black Bear Woods exhibit. Zoo director Brendan Wiley said they had the opportunity to be acclimated […]

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Demolition of towers to begin at Great Bend hospital »

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GREAT BEND -The circular towers that have been Great Bend landmarks since 1964 will start coming down Monday, June 1. During the month-long process, dust will be controlled and traffic will continue to flow. The structures were home to Central Kansas Medical Center (CKMC), which became St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in 2011. The […]

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Inmate files $2 million lawsuit against Kan. jail over injuries »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the Shawnee County Jail claiming it failed to provide proper medical attention for a broken bone in his foot and subsequent head injury. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 34-year-old Junction City resident Jason Dixon filed the lawsuit in a handwritten petition May […]

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