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Dog saves owner from house fire

Cassie Blanton and four family dogs were the only ones at the Stafford home she shares with her parents Wednesday morning.

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Finney County officials discuss investigation of Wichita teacher

FactFinder 12 is continuing to look into the case against a teacher with the Wichita school district. Steven Thompson was arrested and charged for possession of images of child pornography.

Preliminary engineering to begin for Great Bend shipping facility

A consortium of city and rail interests has been given the go-ahead to begin preliminary engineering for a transload shipping center at Great Bend.

Great Bend mother says her son was sexually assaulted on school bus

Michele O'Neil met with her attorney Thursday morning to discuss her rights and her son's after she said he was sexually assaulted on a school bus. 

Jetmore gas station selling $0.99 gas

We've found gas for under a dollar in Kansas.

Cow shot, calf stolen in Barton County

Authorities in Barton County say someone shot and killed an Angus cow, then stole a calf last weekend.

Fire causes more than $1 million at Liberal business

An electrical failure involving a truck in a shop is to blame for an early Monday morning fire that caused more than $1 million to Liberal Kenworth in the 300 block of S. County Estates Road. 

Olney beats Liberal in 2016 Pancake Day Race

A P.E. teacher has won the Liberal Pancake Day Race. Summer Parsons ran the Liberal leg of the race in 62.61 seconds.

MLB player to participate in Pancake Day celebrations

In the next few weeks, Kelby Tomlinson will start training for his second season playing with the San Francisco Giants.

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Norton woman killed in Cheyenne County crash

A Norton woman is dead after a Sunday afternoon crash in Cheyenne County. 

Jetmore airport renovations important for community

Unlike other airports in the state, the single airstrip in Jetmore isn't often used.

Dodge City potential home for hockey team

Dodge City may soon have a new hockey team.

Garden City residents discuss feral cat population

Through her time volunteering with the Finney County Humane Society, Kay Gillespie helped develop a volunteer-based trap, neuter and release program to help control Garden City's feral cat population, "It's the humane compassionate way to deal with community cats," Gillespie said.

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School consolidation bill

Bucklin Superintendent Kelly Arnberger will be one of many school officials speaking out against the bill to realign districts in the state. 

KBI investigating death of inmate in Trego County

The Trego County Sheriff's Office confirms an inmate died Sunday at the Trego County Jail in WaKeeney and the death is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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