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Eagle Radio’s Trotman named chair-elect of trade association »

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At the Kansas Association of Broadcasters annual meeting earlier this month, five members were elected to serve on the KAB board beginning Jan. 1. Mark Trotman, Eagle Radio of Hutchinson, was named chairman-elect of the organization. Michael Quade of Smoky Hills Public Television in Bunker Hill also was elected to the board.

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Kansas candidate criticized for black fathers post »

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  TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House candidate is facing criticism for a Facebook post that joked about black fathers. Republican Cordell Fischer told The Topeka Capital-Journal  that he removed the post when he became aware of it. He says his wife tagged him in the post and that it wasn’t supposed to be […]

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Securities Commissioner: Ebola-related scams on the rise »

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TOPEKA – Following the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and its appearance in North America, Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney today cautioned investors to beware of opportunistic Internet-based investment schemes related to the disease. “Past experience tells us that periods of uncertainty or fear are prime time for con-artists looking to make a quick […]

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Medicare bought meds for dead people »

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RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog agency says Medicare’s prescription drug program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem apparently started with a bureaucratic rule that’s now getting a second look. A report coming out Friday from the Health and Human Services Department’s inspector general says […]

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Hutch man arrested for sexual exploitation of a child »

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — Local police took a 36-year-old Hutchinson man into custody Thursday morning after they searched his residence and seized a computer where he allegedly had downloaded child pornography videos. Hutchinson Police Detective Scott Carlton said he’s been investigating Tad Darcy Russell for several months. Russell is alleged to have downloaded the videos […]

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Union Pacific makes mobile classroom out of boxcar »

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific has converted a boxcar into a mobile classroom that it will use to help teach emergency responders about railroads. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad says the boxcar classroom will join its fleet of training equipment it uses with emergency responders. Union Pacific vice president Bob Grimaila says the classroom will […]

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Parachutist rescued from television tower »

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours. First responders were dispatched on Thursday night after the man’s parachute became stuck on the wires connected to the KETC-TV tower in south […]

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Regional tech education center closer to reality »

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Plans for a regional technical education center for southeast Kansas are progressing. The Pittsburg Education Foundation on Thursday announced it bought a building to house the education center. The building currently houses Fort Scott Community College carpentry, masonry and woodworking courses. The Joplin Globe reports  the foundation paid $890,000 for the […]

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Police: Hutchinson man killed in work accident »

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Hutchinson police say a worker at a recycling company has died after being struck by a piece of machinery. Officers say the death of 29-year-old Joshua Tracy of Hutchinson is being treated as an industrial accident. The employee of MidWest Iron & Metal was taken by an ambulance to a Hutchinson […]

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Sheriff: Kansas man wanted on drug offenses »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Kansas are searching for a man who they say has possessed and manufactured drugs. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the 38-year-old from Mayetta has eluded arrest by Jackson County authorities since a warrant was issued for his arrest in August. He faces charges of possessing methamphetamine and conspiring to […]

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Majority of early voters in Kansas are Republicans »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More registered Republicans have cast early votes in Kansas than voters affiliated with other parties in the state. GOP officials are trumpeting the data as a signal that Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts will be re-elected Tuesday. Democrats and independent Senate candidate Greg Orman’s campaign say many Republicans […]

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Inauguration for Baker president postponed »

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BALDWIN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Inauguration of Baker University’s new president has been postponed so the school can deal with the death of a student. President Lynne Murray was supposed to celebrate her inauguration at 11 a.m. Thursday, but that and related events were canceled after she learned of the death of sophomore Sione Maumau. […]

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Roberts’ primary foe urges Kansans to vote for him »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is getting a somewhat reluctant endorsement from his former Republican primary challenger, Milton Wolf. In a message posted Thursday on his campaign Facebook page, Wolf urges his supporters to set aside their differences with Roberts and vote for the Republican incumbent in next Tuesday’s election. Roberts […]

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