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Carbon monoxide closes Kansas school, students hospitalized UPDATE »


  DEXTER, Kan. (AP) — Officials in south-central Kansas say an elementary school was quickly evacuated after students began having headaches from what turned out to be carbon monoxide. The incident happened Wednesday morning at the elementary school in the Cowley County town of Dexter. The Winfield Daily Courier reports the fumes were traced to […]

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KC company withdraws plans to develop Kemper Arena »


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City development company says circumstances beyond its control have forced it to drop its plan to turn Kemper Arena into a regional youth sports facility. The Kansas City Star  reports City Councilman Ed Ford announced Wednesday that the Foutch Brothers company told him it was no longer pursuing […]

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Inspection reveals Clean Water Act violations by Kansas feedlot »


  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency LENEXA — Environmental Protection Agency personnel conducted inspections in northeastern Kansas in December 2013. As a result of one of the inspections, the owner of a beef feedlot, Winifred Feed Lot, LLC, has agreed to pay a $16,150 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), […]

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Saberhagen to throw first pitch For Game 7 »


KANSAS CITY-  Major League Baseball and the Kansas City Royals announced Wednesday that legendary Royals pitcher Bret Saberhagen will throw out the first pitch in game seven of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Saberhagen was the MVP of the 1985 World Series. He delivered a complete-game shutout performance in the decisive Game Seven of […]

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Three arrested in Barton County burglaries »


GREAT BEND- Barton County Sheriff’s officers have been investigating a series of burglaries that culminated in several arrests and the execution of a search warrant. On October 24, Sheriff’s officers were alerted to suspicious activity near several salvage yards north of Great Bend. Sheriff’s officer responded and discovered two businesses that had been burglarized. One […]

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Hays Has Jobs career listings now available directly at Hays Post »


Hays Post is partnering with the Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development to help employers find workers and workers find careers. Hays Has Jobs offers a comprehensive listing of employment opportunities in the Hays area, ranging from education to health care, service to manufacturing. Aside from job listings, the site also includes the latest business […]

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Two Kan. men arrested following search by plane and K-9 unit »


SALINA- A high speed chase and a search involving a K-9 unit and a law enforcement airplane led to the arrest of two Salina men Tuesday night. Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney said an officer on routine patrol was going to check a Cadillac in the 1100 block of Apache in Salina. The car with […]

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A few races could swing House control to middle »


By Andy Marso KHI News Service TOPEKA — Rep. Jim Ward is a Wichita Democrat whose party loyalty has rarely been questioned, but even he says his party is likely to pick up only a few House seats in next week’s election. But he said a few Democratic victories coupled with a few more by […]

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Death penalty sought in Jewish center shootings »


OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a Missouri man accused of killing three people outside of two Jewish centers in Kansas say prosecutors are planning to seek the death penalty against him. Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit attorney Ron Evans says in a motion for a continuance filed Tuesday that Johnson County District Attorney […]

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Eagle’s Hinrikus earns KAB Hall of Fame, Distinguished Service Honors »


WICHITA — The Kansas Association of Broadcasters’ highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, is given annually for exemplary service to the community, state and broadcast industry. This year’s award went to Jerry Hinrikus of Eagle Communications, Inc. and as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award; Jerry will also become a member of the Kansas […]

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US Attorney General to Watch Over Kansas Elections »


KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A federal prosecutor will be on duty during election day to respond promptly to complaints of possible election fraud and voting rights violations in Kansas, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton will be available to the public at 913-551-6730 while the polls are open on Nov. […]

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Kansas students try to ‘break’ testing system »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Many Kansas students participated in a statewide effort to “break” the state’s online mathematics and reading testing system to find its technical limits and uncover any problems. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports  the effort came after the state encountered several problems administering the tests last year. Officials said a mix of technical […]

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Health overhaul’s subsidies at Supreme Court »


MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law. Some of the same players who mounted the first failed effort to kill the law altogether now want the justices to […]

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