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Deputy Arrested in Infant's Death

UPDATE: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced on Thursday that an arrest has been made in connection to an infant's death in the City of Jetmore in Hodgeman County.

Mobile units assist rural veterans

The VA is taking health services on the road, traveling to veterans in rural Western Kansas. 

United States Department of Agriculture sees closings in shutdown

Report: Corn planting in Kansas reaches 14 percent

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The latest snapshot of Kansas agriculture shows farmers busy with spring planting preparations and the burning of pastures.

Business owners open state's first 'escape room' in Hutchinson

Owners of a new Hutchinson business say it's like a real-life game of Clue without the murder. 

Kingman County accident sends one person to local hospital

  A Norwich woman was injured during a rollover accident just before 7 a.m. Friday in Kingman County.

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One person killed in Trego County wreck

One person died and two others were seriously injured after a one-vehicle wreck on I-70 Sunday afternoon near mile post 139 in Trego County, about 12 miles east of Wakeeney.  

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Chapman Sentenced to Life in Prison

A Barton County man is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after 25 years.

Kansas Supreme Court to hold hearing on university campus

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will hold oral arguments Monday on the campus of Fort Hays State University.

Garden City police seeking help in identifying robbery suspect

Garden city police are asking for help locating the man suspected of robbing a liquor store Wednesday morning. 

Crews fight house fire in Hutchinson

A fire early Wednesday morning left behind around $20,000 in damage to a home in Hutchinson.

United States Department of Agriculture sees closings in shutdown

Ag Department to estimate farmers' spring planting plans

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Agriculture Department plans to release its estimate of farmers' spring planting plans.

Kansas mom hopes to bring awareness to work zone safety

Construction crews fix roads and bridges across Kansas every day. The work isn't just difficult, it can be dangerous.

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Kansas Supreme Court to make 1st visit to Hays to hear cases

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is making its first visit to Hays to hear cases as part of an outreach effort.

Affidavit released in Dodge City child sex crime arrest

Update:  Eyewitness News has obtained Matthew Pennell's arrest affidavit.  It details videos and images  detectives found on his home computer.   The paperwork also says that when asked about it, Pennell started to "shake" and was so nervous the investigator "could see his heart beat on his chest."

Fires out in Reno County, crews watching out for hot spots

Update: Reno County fire officials confirm that grass fires are out. Crews remain on scene to watch for hot spots. On Tuesday afternoon, the Hutchinson Fire Department sent out a news release on the fire. Read the  fire department's report here: Hutchinson Fire news release. 

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