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Kansas woman arrested for shoplifting at Salina Mall »

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SALINA- Law enforcement authorities in Salina are investigating a case of shoplifting at Central Mall. Police Captain Chris Trocheck said Challas Wysocki, 30, Salina, was stopped when she tried to leave Dillard’s on Wednesday evening. Merchandise from Dillard’s, Victoria Secret’s, Bath and Body, J.C. Penny’s, and Maurice’s were found in her large purse. The value […]

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Kansas Senate’s GOP leaders cancel debate on tax increases UPDATE »


JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated Kansas Senate have cancelled a debate over raising taxes to close a state budget shortfall. Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce confirmed the decision shortly before the debate was to begin Thursday. He and other top Republicans said they did not expected […]

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National database adds name of missing Kansas teen »


MANHATTAN – According to Kansas Missing & Unsolved, Kyle Nevels went missing from Manhattan, Kansas on March 15. Kyle is 16 years old. He is 6′ tall and weights 170 lbs. He has black hair and hazel eyes. If you have any information regarding Kyle’s disappearance or you know of his whereabouts, please call the Riley […]

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Hearing held for terminated Hutchinson police officers »

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HUTCHINSON — A case management hearing was held Thursday in Reno County District court for two former Hutchinson Police Officers who were fired for withholding evidence during an internal investigation. The local Fraternal Order of Police filed civil action against the city on behalf of Lance Boringer and Charles Malvo, claiming the city erred in […]

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Kansas man arrested for forgery, theft »

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MANHATTAN – A Kansas man is back in jail after a probation violation. Riley County Police reported Robert Labarbera, 28, Manhattan was arrested just before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. He was wanted in connection with a forgery, theft by deception, and violation of a protective order. Labarbera is being held on a bond of $11,000.00

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Bill to up Sec. of state’s power over election fraud heads to governor »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The House has approved a bill that would give Kansas’ secretary of state the power to prosecute election fraud. The chamber’s 67-55 vote Thursday sends the measure to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has sought prosecutorial authority on election fraud cases since taking office in 2011. […]

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Arrest made in connection with a dozen burglaries in Dodge City »


DODGE CITY – Law enforcement authorities in Ford County are investigating a string of a dozen residential burglaries. According to a media release, just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday, police officers and deputies were dispatched to the 2100 block of Fairway for a reported residential burglary. As officers were investigating this incident they received more […]

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Report: Lobbyist continues to influence Brownback »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that email records show David Kensinger, Gov. Sam Brownback’s former chief of staff, continues to have influence on the administration even after he became a lobbyist. The Brownback administration disagrees with that contention. The governor said in October he rarely speaks with Kensinger about policy. The Wichita […]

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Kansas man gets life sentence again in wife’s killing »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man has been sentenced for the second time to life in prison without parole in the death of his wife more than 10 years ago. Martin Miller was sentenced Wednesday for the strangulation death of 46-year-old Mary Miller at their home in Lawrence in 2004. He was convicted in […]

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Police arrest juveniles for arson in Great Bend »


Great Bend Post GREAT BEND – Law enforcement authorities in Great Bend have made an arrest in connection with a fire on Monday. Police reported the Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched just before 10 p.m. on Monday to fire in a wheat field in the 1000 block of the 281 Bypass. As police officers […]

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2 Kan. men hospitalized after Mo. semi crash »

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NEVADA, Mo. -A Kansas man was seriously injured in an accident just after 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Vernon County, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2008 Dodge Caliber driven by Billy W. Willett, 34, Fort Scott, was traveling on U.S. 54 at Deerfield. The driver failed to stop at a stop sign […]

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State Sen. proposes fee on your health plans sold through Obamacare »

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By DAVE RANNEY  Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, a Republican from Shawnee, said the fee would generate between $18 million and $24 million annually. The money, she said, would be deposited in a fund that would be used to offset costs associated with the state’s Medicaid program and its implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known […]

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Kansas woman is accused of using her car as a weapon »

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HUTCHINSON — A Kansas woman has been formally charged with four counts of aggravated battery. She is accused of intentionally ramming her vehicle into another with four people inside. Samantha Sprecher, 44, Hutchinson, appeared via video from the Reno County Jail on Wednesday and was told of the charges against her. According to police, Sprecher […]

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