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Quivera: Whooping cranes are on the move »


Whooping cranes have begun leaving their breeding grounds to migrate south from Canada and will soon be passing through Kansas on their way to Texas. One of the best places to look for them will be Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in central Kansas. Annually each fall, a few dozen of these rare birds are sighted […]

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Three found guilty of bringing meth from L.A. to Kansas »


United States Attorney TOPEKA, KAN. – Three defendants were convicted on drug charges Thursday during a federal jury trial in Topeka, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Convicted were: Raymond Alcorta, 41, Downey, Calif., one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Adrienne Lopez, 27, Pico Rivera, Calif., one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine […]

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Three hospitalized after van rolls avoiding combine »


SMITH CENTER- Three people were injured in an accident just after 4 p.m. on Thursday in Smith County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Larry J. Lambert, 60, Smith Center, was southbound on U.S. 281 six miles north of U.S. 36. The van swerved into the west […]

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Groups agree overuse of antipsychotic drugs an issue in Kansas nursing homes »


By Dave Ranney KHI News Service TOPEKA — Usually, the Kansas Health Care Association and Kansas Advocates for Better Care don’t see eye to eye on much. KHCA, which represents the state’s for-profit nursing homes, is quick to argue against passing laws that might increase their costs or add to their regulatory burden. KABC typically […]

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Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case »


JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The White House says some officials from the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Kansas teen hospitalized after crash during chase »


BELLE PLAINE – A Kansas teenager was injured in an accident during a pursuit by law enforcement just before 6 p.m. on Thursday in Sumner County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2014 Nissan Versa driven by Jefferson D. Saunder, 14, Wellington, was northbound on Logan Street in Belle Plaine being pursued by Sumner County […]

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ACLU: Kansas court hearing on gay marriage is off »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An American Civil Liberties Union attorney says a federal judge in Kansas has canceled a hearing scheduled Friday in the group’s lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on gay marriage. ACLU attorney Doug Bonney said U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree is considering whether to reschedule the oral arguments or decide the […]

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KDHE releases updated health risk data »


By Dave Ranney KHI News Service TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment this week announced the release of the latest data from the state’s participation in a national survey designed to measure personal health behaviors and the prevalence of chronic diseases. Data from the 2013 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) were […]

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Kansas man charged with robbing Missouri bank »


WESTON, Mo. (AP) — A northeast Kansas man accused of robbing a northwest Missouri bank of $26,000 now faces criminal charges in federal court. The U.S. Attorney’s office on Thursday filed a complaint charging 29-year-old Marcus Aurellius Moon, of Olathe (oh-LAY’-thuh), with bank robbery and using a firearm in a violent crime. The holdup occurred […]

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World Series TV ratings increase from Game 1 to 2 »


NEW YORK (AP) — Game 2 of the World Series stayed close deeper into the night, boosting television ratings. The 12.9 million viewers Wednesday on Fox for the Kansas City Royals’ 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants were an increase of 6 percent from Game 1. The 7.9 rating with a 14 share was […]

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U.S.- Mexico Border deaths drop to 15-year low »


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of immigrants who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years. That’s because more Central Americans are turning themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer are taking their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert. The U.S. government […]

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Report: Better shields needed for your private tax data »


WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say the IRS and the states should improve how they protect the security of confidential tax information of people getting benefits under the 2010 health care law. A report released Thursday said states operating health insurance exchanges — where consumers can buy coverage — should be required to get independent […]

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Hays Has Jobs career listings now available directly at Hays Post »


Hays Post is partnering with the Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development to help employers find workers and workers find careers. Hays Has Jobs offers a comprehensive listing of employment opportunities in the Hays area, ranging from education to health care, service to manufacturing. Aside from job listings, the site also includes the latest business […]

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