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Officer takes delivery driver’s place to break up meth deal »


WICHITA – Two Wichita men have been charged with drug trafficking after a Wichita police officer posed as a delivery driver at a meeting in which three pounds of methamphetamine were to change hands, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release Thursday. Michael Ortega-Alvarez, 45, Wichita, and Manuel Bencomo-Rodriguez, 47, were charged Wednesday […]

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Several from NW Kan. will be honored at Washburn »


TOPEKA — Spring commencement ceremonies at Washburn University will be Saturday. Washburn offers more than 200 programs leading to certification, associate, bachelor, master, doctor of nursing practice and juris doctor degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Applied Studies, Business, Law and Nursing. The University is consistently ranked as one […]

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Hutch police investigate string of downtown business burglaries »


Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — Hutchinson Police working a rash of burglaries overnight Tuesday, which included several businesses. Police said Wednesday thieves either broke windows or pried doors, and took mostly cash that was in the business. No fewer than 15 business were hit overnight. No damage estimate is available, and no arrests have been made.

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Ellinwood councilman will replace commissioner who died in plane crash »

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Great Bend Post GREAT BEND — The convention of Fourth District Barton County Commission delegates have elected Ellinwood City Councilman Ken Lebbin to serve out the remaining term of Don Cates on the Barton County Commission. Cates, who was elected to the position in 2010, died in a plane crash in Pawnee County on April […]

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Salina Police: Door kicked in, man shot in groin »

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Salina Post SALINA —The Salina Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred just after 10 p.m. Sunday and sent one man to the hospital. According to police, Darrell Carter was in his apartment when an unidentified black male kicked in his front door and shot him in the groin. The gunshot wound was not […]

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Kansas has new Foster Care and Family Services Ombudsman »

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TOPEKA –Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore announced Thursday afternoon in Topeka, a new effort to help foster parents. A Foster Care and Family Services Ombudsman will begin serving foster parents who have specific issues or concerns that need to be addressed. Niomi Burget currently serves as Director of Client Services for […]

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Student photography contest envisions Kansas’ 154th birthday »


TOPEKA– Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently launched the Happy Birthday, Kansas! student photography contest during the History and Environmental Fair at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka. Brownback spoke to a group of fourth graders from Jefferson North Elementary, encouraging them to join with students across the state to discover and celebrate the people and […]

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Man arrested in connection with theft of trailer, ATVs »

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SALINA — A routine traffic stop afternoon resulted in the arrest of a 36-year-old Salina man for outstanding municipal court warrants, and the theft of a trailer carrying two all-terrain vehicles on April 22. Just before 1 p.m. April 22, officers stopped a white Suburban in the parking lot of Braums on West Crawford that […]

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PSU joins KSU and KU in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge »

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Lenexa- EPA Region 7 is announcing nine new collegiate members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC), a national initiative aimed at encouraging businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities. The nine new members from Region 7 include Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Luther College, […]

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Hoxie man hurt in Friday morning accident »


HOXIE — A Hoxie man was hospitalized after an accident early Friday morning in Sheridan County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Dodge pickup driven by Joshua A. Mader, 26, was westbound on U.S. 24 5 miles east of Hoxie when the truck crossed the center line, entered the south ditch, hit a culvert […]

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Cutoff date for lesser prairie chicken program extended »

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SALINA — State Conservationist Eric B. Banks announced the extended deadline for enrollments in the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative for fiscal year 2014. Producers interested in participating in the program can submit applications to the Natural Resources Conservation Service through April 18. Kansas NRCS will fund the initiative through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program and provide […]

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Great Bend Republican files for re-election »


Great Bend Post State Rep. John Edmonds, R-Great Bend, filed Monday to run for another two-year term in the Kansas House. Great Bend Democrat Steve Muehleisen also has indicated he will run for the 112th House District seat. The filing deadline is noon June 2. The primary election is Aug. 5, and the general election […]

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FHSU Astronomy Club to celebrate first human in space »

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FHSU University Relations Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, on board the Vostok-1 53 years ago on April 12, became the first human to go out into outer space. The Fort Hays State University Astronomy Club will celebrate this milestone with “Yuri’s Night.” According to student organizer Megan Adams, the celebration of Gagarin’s momentous flight “aims to […]

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