Police search for hammer used in alleged Kan. assault

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HIAWATHA – A Kansas man is in custody in Brown County for an alleged assault with a hammer. Police are still looking for the hammer and asking for help to find it. In a media release, the police reported they believed the tan-handled hammer was dropped in someone’s bushes, yard or trash cans in an […]

Woman killed by train while walking down Kan. railroad tracks

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a woman is dead after being struck by a train while walking on railroad tracks with headphones on. Police spokesman Sgt. James Krock says he was told the unidentified woman never looked back or heard the train coming Friday morning. The Wichita Eagle reports the engineer of the Burlington […]

Kansas won’t bar singles as foster parents

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Kansas Department for Children and Families says it will not prevent single adults from serving as foster parents for abused and neglected children. Agency spokeswoman Theresa Freed said Friday that the department has never considered excluding single adults from being foster parents just because they are single. […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]