SW Kan. officials challenge possible sanctuary city designation

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Fearing the possible loss of Federal Emergency Management Agency funds, Finney county officials are challenging Rep. Kevin Yoder’s assertion that their county is an immigrant sanctuary. The Garden City Telegram  reports that under legislation being pushed by Yoder, states, cities and counties who limit their cooperation with the Department of […]

Kansas mother accused of trying to poison her 2 daughters

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman has been arrested on two counts of attempted murder after one of her daughters told police she was trying to poison the girl and her sister. Topeka police were called to a home at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, where a 14-year-old girl told investigators her mother was trying to […]

Salina man gets 10 years in prison for child porn possession

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WICHITA, KAN. – A Salina man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Cory Dale McQuillan, 37, Salina, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. He had a prior conviction for aggravated indecent liberties with a child in a […]

Kan. man arrested for comments about storming courthouse

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to storm the Sedgwick County Courthouse and kill law enforcement officers if a man on trial for murder was found guilty. Sheriff Jeff Easter said at a news conference Thursday that the comments were part of an exchange on Facebook that discussed entering […]

Kan. woman hospitalized after pickup overturns


TOPEKA– A Kansas woman was injured in an accident just after 9 p.m. on Thursday in Shawnee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2003 Ford F250 driven by Angelique R. Dorsey, 35, Osage City, was northbound on U.S. 75 just south of Topeka Blvd. in the right lane. The driver failed to negotiate the […]

Kansas officials await figures on tax collection this month

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are close to learning whether the state’s tax collections this month met expectations. The report due Friday from the Department of Revenue is coming a day after Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director announced $63 million in adjustments to the state’s $15.4 billion budget to lessen the chances of a […]

Largest cattle drive since the 1800s coming to Kansas

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DODGE CITY – The Wild West Heritage Foundation and Boot Hill Casino are presenting the largest cattle drive in Dodge City since the 1800s according to a media release from the Foundation. With over 100 longhorn cattle, the drive will go down the famous Wyatt Earp Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 9:00 a.m. and […]

Kan. woman, child hospitalized after semi collision


TURON- Two people were injured in an accident just before 7p.m. on Thursday in Reno County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Dodge Stratus driven by  Sherri Kay Voepel, 56, Pratt, was traveling southwest on Kansas 61 at Will Street in Turon. The vehicle went left of center and struck a semi that was […]

Senate Passes Roberts Bill to Help Veterans Save For Health Care


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) today announced the Senate passed legislation he introduced that gives veterans and their families more freedom when saving for health care. The legislation passed by a vote of 91-4 and will now head to the president to be signed into law. “This commonsense legislation provides clarity and […]

Kansas Won’t Apply For Mental Health Reform Grant

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By DAVE RANNEY Kansas officials have decided against participating in the Excellence in Mental Health Act, a federal initiative that could have generated millions of dollars for behavioral health programs throughout the state. Instead, according to Angela de Rocha, a spokesperson for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, KDADS and the Kansas Department […]

2 Kan. women hospitalized after crash with a Mack Truck

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SALINA – Two Kansas women were injured in an accident just after 3p.m. on Thursday in Saline County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2007 Buick Lucerne driven by Carolyn J. Beech, 75, Carlton, was east bound on Water well Road. The vehicle failed to yield right of way and struck the drivers side of […]

2 charged with attempted murder of Kan. inmate

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HUTCHINSON -Two Kansas Department of Corrections inmates appeared in Reno County court on Thursday.. The two men, 22-year-old Jerrod Green, 22, and Juan Garza, 31, are charged with attempted capital murder or in the alternative aggravated battery. The two are also charged with conspiracy to commit attempted capital murder or in the alternative conspiracy to […]