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Busy week for Hutchinson fire crews

It's been a busy few days for the Hutchinson Fire Department. Hutch Fire Cheif Doug Hanen says crews have responded to three structure fires since Tuesday.

Hutchinson house fire declared 'suspicious'

Hutchinson firefighters are now calling a fire they worked Tuesday morning suspicious.

Dodge City teacher named Teacher of the Year

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A high school biology teacher from Dodge City High School is this year's Kansas Teacher of the Year.

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Kansas has lower private-sector job growth than US

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal statistics show Kansas is seeing slower private-sector job growth than the U.S. as a whole, while unemployment in the state declined in October to 4.4 percent.

Attendance up at Kansas State Fair

Attendance was up at the 2014 Kansas State Fair from previous years, but officials say fewer fairgoers are buying tickets to watch events at the fair.

Body found behind Garden City convenience store

A man's body was found behind the Presto convenience store, 501 E. Fulton, in Garden City.

Fixed route bus system delayed in Dodge City

Plans for a fixed route bus system in Dodge City are running behind schedule.

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Man killed in Mitchell County crash

An 83-year-old man from Downs is dead after a crash in Mitchell County Tuesday evening.

Fire causes $40k damage to Hutch home

Hutchinson fire officials say electrical issues are likely to blame for a house fire Sunday evening.

Rollover crash fatal in N.W. Kansas

A rollover accident 23 miles east of Colby left a man dead in Thomas County.

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Two killed when minivan strikes loose trailer

Two people are dead after a crash in Meade County Thursday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 71-year-old Salvador Garcia and 68-year-old Consuelo Garcia were in a minivan that was struck by a trailer that had come loose from a pickup.

Piglets killed in Hutch shelter fire

Five piglets die after a structure fire in Hutchinson Wednesday morning. It happened at around 11:45 in the 2100 block of E. 43rd.

Southwest Kansas crash kills motorcyclist

   Update: A motorcyclist has died from injuries in a recent crash.

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Cold weather rule in effect

Kansas' cold weather rule is now in effect.

Man arrested following standoff in Plainville

A man has been arrested following a standoff at an oil rig south of Plainville.

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