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Fire destroys old junior high school in Reno County

Reno County firefighters battled a large fire at an old middle school in Arlington Saturday morning.

High school athletes compete in airplane-inspired combine

High school athletes from seven different schools competed in an airplane-themed competition Saturday afternoon. It was the first of what's intended to be an annual event.

Sunday forecast

Fire danger increasing for Sunday

The fire danger will be quite high, especially Sunday afternoon.

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Man arrested in death of 31-year-old Liberal woman

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) - Police have arrested a man in the killing of a Liberal woman whose death initially appeared to be a suicide.

The High Plains Daily Leader (http://bit.ly/1Cwgrs8 ) reports that no charges have been filed against the suspect. He was arrested Friday in the death of 31-year-old Andrea Garrison.

Liberal Police Capt. Pat McClurg said in a news release that police responded Jan. 2 to…

Trailer home total loss after fire in Geneseo

Rice County crews battled a fire in Geneseo Saturday afternoon.

Crimewatch

Burglar sneaks into couple's home, steals jewelry and cash

Wichita Police are looking for a burglary suspect who snuck inside a couple's home while they were leaving.

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$1.5M lawsuit filed over Lawrence beer bottle death

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The father of an Iraq war veteran who died after he was struck over the head with a beer bottle is seeking $1.5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/1CweBr1) reports that a jury trial is scheduled for Oct. 13 in the case filed by Joseph Sardina. He blames 23-year-old Justin Gonzalez and Whitney Beck of negligence in the killing of…

Douglass couple injured in rollover crash

A Douglass woman remains hospitalized after a rollover accident Thursday morning in Butler County.

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Uncork Kansas issues new liquor bill with county push

If Senate Bill 298 passes the Kansas State Legislature, each county would vote on where liquor is sold.

Federal figures rank Kansas 28th in job growth in February


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - New federal figures show that Kansas ranked 28th in February among states and the District of Columbia in its percentage of private-sector job growth over the previous year.

Seasonally adjusted data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that Kansas had 21,000 more residents employed in private-sector, nonfarm jobs in February than in February 2014.…

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Coach Marshall's future: Will he stay or will he go?

Now that the Shocker's season is over, it's part of the game to talk about next year and who will stay and who will go.

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