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Cement truck driver injured in crash »


MANHATTAN–A cement truck driver is recovering from serious injuries he suffered in a Monday accident in Manhattan. The Riley County Police Department reported the accident occurred when a cement truck driven by Jerry Bellinder, 50, Manhattan was traveling westbound in the 6200 Block of Anderson Ave. and ran off the road. The truck hit a […]

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Google to sell Glass to bigger pool of consumers today »


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A lot more people are about to get a chance to own the Internet-connected eyewear known as Google Glass, the hottest accessory in geek fashion. Google will sell the “Explorer” version of Glass to any U.S. resident who places an online order for the device beginning at 9 a.m. PDT April […]

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‘We are all Trayvon’: Mother of shooting victim to speak at KSU »


KSU Media Release MANHATTAN — The mother of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old whose fatal shooting by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida provoked a national race and justice debate, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. “We are all Trayvon” will be […]

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IRS: Beware of pervasive telephone scam »


WASHINGTON – As the 2014 filing season nears an end, the Internal Revenue Service today issued another strong warning for consumers to guard against sophisticated and aggressive phone scams targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, as reported incidents of this crime continue to rise nationwide. These scams won’t likely end with the filing season so the […]

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Dodge City water park to be sales tax project »


DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 14-year discussion about opening a water park in Dodge City took another step toward reality, when city and Ford County commissions approved making the project eligible for funding from a special sales tax. The joint commissions also voted Monday night to make the first $50,000 available for initial designs […]

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April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers »


STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The calendar shows April 15, and you haven’t even started on your federal tax return? Don’t fret. If you’re due a refund, April 15 isn’t much of a deadline at all. The Internal Revenue Service doesn’t like to talk about it, but penalties for filing late federal tax […]

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University of Kansas student has tuberculosis »


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas officials say a student with tuberculosis is expected to make a full recovery. The university sent an email Monday confirming the case of the disease. The university says fewer than 50 other individuals who may have been exposed to the infected person have been contacted and will be […]

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Bob Dole to tour several Kansas towns »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole says he’s looking forward to visiting friends across Kansas next week. Dole represented Kansas in Congress from 1960 until 1996. He will celebrate his 91s birthday in July. He says he planned the trip through Kansas next Monday through Wednesday to see old friends and meet […]

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Managed care program for elderly to expand in Kansas »


By Dave Ranney KHI News Service TOPEKA — It’s been about three and a half years since Linda Cranmer’s left leg was amputated a few inches below the knee. “It was blood clots,” she said. “I was supposed to have a tumor taken out of my head, but I ended up losing my leg.” At […]

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Registered Kansas sex offender pleads guilty »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A registered Kansas sex offender has pleaded guilty to one count of sending obscene material to a minor while he was a patient at Larned State Hospital. The U.S. Attorney’s office announced Monday that 34-year-old Christopher M. Case pleaded guilty to transferring the material. Case was a resident of the state’s […]

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Kansas gets extra time in voter citizenship case »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Arizona will get more time to respond to the request by federal election officials for a stay in his ruling requiring them to enforce state laws requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship. U.S. District Court Eric Melgren on Monday gave the states until Friday to file their […]

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Eisenhower Museum to hold special D-Day event »


  Abilene–The Annual D-Day remembrance event held at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene will be a little bit bigger this year. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the historic day when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight Nazi Germany. The Museum and Library will hold a […]

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Mid-April freeze threatens fruit trees »


ST. LOUIS (AP) — The winter that just won’t quit has one more punch for the nation’s Heartland — a cold front bringing a brief return to sub-freezing weather, creating concerns for growers of apples, peaches, grapes and other fruit. Temperatures in the 70s and 80s in recent days gave way to highs in the […]

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