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Man accused of smuggling drugs into jail via artifical limb »


Salina Post SALINA — A Salina man booked into the Saline County jail March 14 for probation violation now is facing drug charges after allegedly sneaking prescription drugs and methamphetamine into the jail via his artificial leg. Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski said Christopher Lee Jones, 33, complained late Sunday morning about not getting breakfast. […]

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Artificial walleye spawning is labor of love »

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By Kansas Department of Wildlife,Tourism and Parks PRATT – In late March, a placid lake surface might lead some to believe major fish activity has yet to begin, but for walleye, waves of commotion are occurring beneath the surface as males and females begin spawning. As soon as water temperatures hit 45-50 degrees, walleye begin […]

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Ark. man sentenced to 12+ years in child sex case »


Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — A 31-year-old Arkansas man jailed for inappropriate involvement with a 10-year-old child was sentenced Friday to just over 12 years in prison. Dustin Kennedy was given that sentence after Judge Joe McCarville agreed to go along with a recommendation to depart from Jessica’s Law to a level-two person felony and then […]

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Culture changes for Kansas nursing homes »

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By Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services TOPEKA – In 2002, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) became a national leader in the push to bring about “culture change” in nursing home facilities across the State of Kansas by developing a now popular and on-going initiative known as “Promoting Excellent Alternatives […]

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Firefighter hurt in Kan. fire that burns 4,000 acres »


EMPORIA (AP) — A range fire has burned about 4,000 acres in east-central Kansas, injuring one firefighter. KVOE reports the injured firefighter suffered minor burns in the blaze Thursday. Authorities say the grass fire, which also destroyed a fire truck, started in Lyon County and pushed into Osage and Coffey counties. Rick Frevert, with Lyon […]

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Controlled burn jumps highway in Geary County »


JC Post JUNCTION CITY — Fire crews responded to a grass fire south of Interstate 70 and along U.S. 57 Thursday afternoon. Garry Berges, Geary County Rural Fire chief, said embers from a controlled burn south of U.S. 57 jumped the highway and caught grass and cedar trees east of the highway on fire. “We’re […]

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Enter Wild About Kansas youth photo contest now »

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By Kansas Department of Wildlife,Parks and Tourism PRATT – Whether it’s a snapshot of a peaceful moment fishing on the lake, the fiery colors of a Kansas sunset, or the image of a white-tailed fawn at rest, Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine staff want to see Kansas outdoors through the lens of your camera. Photo submissions for […]

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House committee advances sales tax holiday, exemptions »


By HANNAH SWANK KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — In an 11-10 vote, the House Taxation Committee passed HB 2607 on Wednesday to implement a sales tax holiday and exempt sales tax from purchases of school supplies, clothing and computers. “I’m in favor of this, simply because I think it’s something our constituents are excited […]

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Authorities seek information in case of missing teen »

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HUTCHINSON — The Hutchinson Police Department is seeking information related to the location of a missing teen. On March 14, Itzayana Mendoza was reported as a runaway after last being seen at the Hutchinson Mall. She is entered into the National Crime Information Center database as a missing person. Mendoza is a 16-year-old Hispanic female. […]

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More than 200 rally at Statehouse for Medicaid expansion »


By JIM McLEAN KHI News Service TOPEKA — Medicaid expansion is nowhere to be found on Gov. Sam Brownback’s list of priorities and those of Republican legislative leaders as they work through a legislative session now dominated by school finance issues. But that didn’t stop nearly 200 expansion supporters from crowding into a wing of […]

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SeaPort selected to serve Great Bend airport »


Great Bend Post GREAT BEND — The United States Department of Transportation issued an order selecting SeaPort Airlines to provide commercial air service to and from Great Bend. The contract period is for two years. SeaPort will provide 18 round-trip flights per week. There will be two daily trips to Wichita, and one daily trip […]

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Brother of man killed in scooter crash files suit »

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SALINA (AP) — The brother of a 93-year-old Salina man who was killed when a car struck his four-wheel mobility scooter last year has filed a wrongful death suit against the driver. The Salina Journal reports Leon E. Olson filed the suit last week claiming Dennis Campbell was negligent when he crashed into Eugene Olson’s […]

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Push on in Kan., Mo. for final days of Obamacare enrollment »


By MIKE SHERRY and MIKE SHIELDS KHI News Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. — With the deadline fast approaching to get health coverage this year through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace plans, a final push is on across Kansas, Missouri and other states to get people signed up. “We have stepped up efforts with our outreach […]

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