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POLL: Should Senate candidate be allowed to withdraw? »


The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether to allow Democratic challenger Chad Taylor to have his name taken off the ballot for the Nov. 4 general election. The move, being contested by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, would leave incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts facing Independent challenger Greg Orman and Libertarian Randall Batson. Let […]

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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Great Bend »

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Great Bend Post GREAT BEND — At approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Great Bend Police Officers were dispatched to the area of the 1300 block of MacArthur Road in Great Bend in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, police said it was discovered Dennis Morrison had discharged a firearm at a 2002 Ford Taurus driven by […]

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Motorcyclist injured after hitting deer on Cheyenne Bottoms road »

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HOISINGTON — A 63-year-old Hoisington man was injured this weekend after colliding with a deer while driving his motorcycle. According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 7:40 p.m. Friday, George M. Goddard was riding a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on the Cheyenne Bottoms blacktop when he struck a deer that had run […]

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Hutch man sentenced in district attorney attack »


Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — The man who was found guilty of attacking District Attorney Keith Schroeder during a court hearing has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. Michael Sherman, 27, was sentenced Monday before Judge Trish Rose. A Reno County jury convicted Sherman of attempted first-degree murder for attacking Schroeder as he was being […]

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State adds ‘Jessica’s Law’ counts in child sex case »

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — The outcome is still unknown in the preliminary hearing for a 21-year-old Hutchinson man accused of numerous counts in solicitation of six girls, but he could see the charges add up to 18 counts. Magistrate Judge Randy McEwen stated in court Monday he needed time to go over the evidence against […]

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KHP: Driver leaves scene of rollover accident north of I-70 »


  SALINA — Just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, first responders were dispatched to the scene of an accident on U.S. 81 just north of Interstate 70. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported the driver left the scene. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact KHP.

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Schmidt announces public hearing on gun sign regulations »


TOPEKA – A public hearing on the proposed permanent gun signage regulations has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 17, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release Monday. The hearing will be in the second floor auditorium of Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka. Last month, Attorney General Schmidt released his […]

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Man critically injured after crashing motorcycle during high-speed chase »

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — A Hutchinson man was critically injured after he crashed his motorcycle during a high-speed early Sunday morning. The Hutchinson Police Department reported 23-year-old Antonio Cordero was on the motorcycle at approximately 4 a.m. when police tried to stop him in the 400 block of North Adams for a traffic violation. At […]

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Police seeking info after high-powered rifle shot at houses »

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SALINA — The Salina Police Department is asking for help from the public in its investigation into shots from a high-powered rifle that struck two houses late Thursday night in the 500 block of West Beloit. Capt. Mike Sweeney said anyone with information is urged to call Salina Police or Crimestoppers. At least five shots […]

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Reward rises in disappearance of Kan. boy »


EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — The reward is up to $100,000 for solving the 1999 disappearance of an 11-year-old southeast Kansas boy whose adoptive parents never reported him missing. An anonymous donor who wanted to see closure for the family of Adam Herrman put up a $50,000 cash reward in December. KWCH-TV reports  Butler County […]

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State finalists for math and science teaching excellence awards named »

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Two northwest Kansas educators were among the nominees TOPEKA – The Kansas State Department of Education today announced the 2014 state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching during a ceremony held at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson. These awards represent the nation’s highest honor for mathematics […]

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University of Denver welcomes Salina native as new chancellor »

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  DENVER (AP) — The University of Denver is welcoming its new chancellor. Rebecca Chopp, who most recently served as president of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, is scheduled to be at the school Friday morning to meet with the campus community. The university announced Thursday that Chopp would succeed Robert Coombe, who is retiring after […]

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Heartland Girl Scout Council wins national recycling challenge »


The Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Council, which includes the western two-thirds of Kansas, has won the Great American Can RoundUp-Scout Council Challenge for the third consecutive year after recycling 32,199 pounds of aluminum cans. Girl Scout Troops 50244 and 50028 of Hutchinson were the top two recycling troops in the national recycling challenge. Both […]

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