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Recycling plant fire burns nearly 7 tons of trash »

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Firefighters spent hours trying to contain a blaze at a recycling facility in Kansas City, Kan. Fire deputy chief Craig Duke says the fire Wednesday at a Deffenbaugh Recycling plant burned most of the 7 tons of material kept there. No injuries were reported. Duke says the fire caused heavy […]

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High winds blamed for I-70 Semi-truck crash »

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SALINA–Windy weather is being blamed for a late Wednesday crash in Saline County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2007 semi-truck driven by Randy D. Bartlett, 57, Assaria, was westbound on I-70 in the right hand lane and a gust of wind hit the vehicle, causing it to overturn into the north ditch. Bartlett was […]

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Kansas man gets 5 years for trying to rob bank »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man whose attempt to rob a northwest Missouri bank was thwarted when a bank employee shot him in the face has been sentenced to five years without parole. The U.S. Attorney’s office for western Missouri says 36-year-old Michael Oliva was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in November to […]

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3 international officers join Army college hall »

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FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Three military officers have been chosen for induction into the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College International Hall of Fame at Fort Leavenworth. The officers were selected for their career accomplishments following completion of the advanced military studies program at the northeast Kansas post. They will be inducted during […]

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Kansas man pleads guilty to 2013 homicide »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man already sentenced to more than 80 years in prison in Nebraska has admitted killing one person and wounding another in Topeka. Thirty-four-year-old Michael Dean Engstrom and his wife, Jamie Engstrom, were captured in southeast Nebraska in February 2013, one day after the Topeka shootings. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports […]

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Kansas joining compact against federal health law »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is joining a proposed compact with other states hoping to exempt themselves from the federal health care overhaul. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday that he signed a compact bill passed by the GOP-dominated Legislature earlier this month. The new law takes effect July 1. The compact would let participating […]

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Police ask for help to locate missing teen »

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  ANDOVER– Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing, endangered child. Breanna was reportedly last seen Wednesday afternoon in the area of Ira Court and Andover Road.  She was wearing a maroon shirt, black shorts and black shoes.  If you can help locate Breanna M. Keller, please  contact a local police […]

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Aerospace firm chooses site for new Kansas plant »

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NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita-based aerospace company has chosen the suburb of Newton as the new home of its chemical subsidiary. The Newton Kansan reports Aviation Business International will house its ABI Chemicals division in a 20,000-square-foot facility. The plant will be built at the Newton City-County Airport, near the Kansas Logistics Park. The […]

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Playground argument leads to boy’s aggravated assault arrest »

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Salina Post SALINA — A playground argument Tuesday evening resulted in a boy being arrested on allegations of aggravated assault and criminal threat. Salina Police Capt. Mike Sweeney said officers were dispatched to the playground at Coronado Elementary School approximately 6:30 p.m. after an 11-year-old boy allegedly threatened four other children with a butterfly knife […]

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Sen. Moran to Obama: Appoint a community banker to Federal Reserve Board »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – a member of the Senate Banking Committee – is urging President Obama to fill at least one of the vacant seats on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors with an individual with community bank experience or community bank supervisory experience. Following the resignation notice last week […]

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Soldier pleads guilty to falsely taking benefits »

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Fort Riley soldier has admitted that he accepted disability payments he wasn’t eligible to receive. The U.S. Attorney’s office says in a statement that 37-year-old James Scott Nickerson pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of making a false official statement to a federal agency. Prosecutors say in October 2009, […]

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Blood drive scheduled for Thursday at Hays High »

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The American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Hays High School. The drive will be held in Gym B. To schedule an appointment, call (800) RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org or hayshighindians.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Wild Goose Chase fun run will be Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms »

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FHSU University Relations Late registration is still available for the second annual Wild Goose Chase 5K/3K Fun Run, scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, northeast of Great Bend. The race route is available at www.wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu. Late registration is $35 […]

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