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Kansas man hospitalized after semi crash, fire »


RENO COUNTY – A Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 11:30 a.m. on Friday in Reno County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2015 Western Star semi driven by Bobby G. Ring, 49, Belle Plain, was northbound on Kansas 2 near the Kingman County line. The semi went left of center and […]

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KDWPT: Use common sense to prevent drowning tragedy »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT–The Fourth of July Holiday is popular with Kansas state park patrons. It’s hot, and being outdoors close to the water draws thousands. Most parks have designated swimming beaches, buoyed for safety, but there are no lifeguards. Swimmers must obey safety rules and use common sense to prevent […]

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Kan. man arrested after attempted kidnapping at Walmart »

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SALINA – Police in Salina made an arrest in connection with an attempted kidnapping early Friday. Salina police reported officers were sent to Walmart, 2900 S. 9th, just after 4:30 a.m. A 42-year-old woman told authorities she was shopping in the store, when an unknown man at knifepoint accosted her. The man attempted to lead […]

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Missing inmate is back in jail UPDATE »

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GREAT BEND -For the last several days, area law enforcement officers have been on the lookout for Rory Wright, who recently escaped from law enforcement custody in Pawnee County. Just after 9 a.m. on Thursday Great Bend Police Officers received information indicating that Mr. Wright was possibly at a residence on Maple Street in Great […]

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Police say they’ve made arrest in Kan. woman’s death »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita, Kansas, say they’ve made an arrest in the killing of a woman found dead in a house. The Wichita Eagle reports that investigators took a 27-year-old man in to custody Thursday and expect to present the case to prosecutors next week. His name was not released, and police […]

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Kansas state parks race to recover from high water »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Workers have been scrambling to ready flood-damaged Kansas parks for an expected onslaught of Fourth of July visitors. Linda Lanterman is state park director for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. She says waters are receding and conditions are “looking good,” despite a few trouble spots that include […]

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Former Kan. police SWAT leader sues, claiming age discrimination »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former lead member of the police tactical team in Wichita is suing, alleging he was forced off the unit because of his age. The Wichita Eagle reports the federal age-discrimination lawsuit by 58-year-old Richard McCluney seeks more than $75,000 in damages, including lost overtime pay. The lawsuit alleges McCluney was […]

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Police make drug arrest after chase, fight with officer »

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GREAT BEND -A man who was first reported to be staying at Great Bend motel for free, ended up being arrested Wednesday on narcotics charges. According to the Great Bend Police Department, just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to the Highland Hotel in reference to a subject who was trespassing. Upon arrival, officers […]

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Kansas ranks top 5 in nation for family placements »


Kansas Department for Children and Families TOPEKA–In a recent report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kansas ranks fifth in the nation for ensuring that children who come into foster care are placed with a family instead of in a group home setting. “While there are certainly times when it is appropriate for a […]

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Lawsuits involving gay marriage cost Kansas taxpayers $100K »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general’s office says legal disputes involving the state’s gay marriage ban have cost taxpayers nearly $100,000 over the past 18 months. The figures released Thursday cover expenses from three lawsuits but not staff time for Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s employees. Schmidt filed a petition in October with the […]

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Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act Hits Five Years »


By BRYAN THOMPSON When it took effect five years ago, the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act had some restaurant and business owners concerned. But their worries about the state law prohibiting smoking in most public places — including workplaces, public buildings, bars and restaurants — have largely gone unrealized. The law had its start in […]

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2 hospitalized after truck rolls into the median north of I-70 »


SALINA- Two people were injured in an accident just before 9 p.m. on Thursday in Saline County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Chevy truck driven by Thomas R. Austin, 20, Cedar City, UT., was northbound U.S. 81 two miles north of Interstate 70 in the driving lane. The driver wasn’t paying attention. The […]

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Man admits dragging employee by hair during Kan. bank robbery »

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TOPEKA – A Kansas City man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal bank robbery charge and admitted threatening employees with a gun and dragging a woman by her hair, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Clifton B. Cloyd, 54, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a […]

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