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Some upset over image in FHSU student article

An image showing a merger between two western Kansas colleges has caused a controversy.

Reno Co. Sheriff mourning deputy death

A flag flies at half-staff as a symbol and reminder of what the Reno County Sheriff's Office lost over the weekend.

Sex offender pleads guilty to child porn

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A registered sex offender from southwest Kansas has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of possessing child pornography.

Memorial fund set up for deputy, wife's children

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A memorial fund has been set up for the children of a Reno County jail deputy and his wife who died in a motorcycle crash during the weekend.

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Officials warn of toxic algae levels Kansas lakes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is cautioning the public about toxic levels of blue-green algae in several lakes.

About 1,800 Kansans could lose health insurance

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The federal government says about 1,800 Kansans who chose health insurance through HealthCare.gov could lose their coverage over questions about their citizenship or immigration status.

Three hurt in Stafford Co. crash

Three people have been hurt, one critically, in a crash in Stafford County.

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UPDATE: Pilot named in Gray Co. crop dusting accident

A pilot has been hospitalized after hitting a powerline near the Dodge City airport.

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Two hurt in Reno County crash

Two people are hurt, one critically, after a crash in Reno County early Wednesday morning.

Teens target practicing shoot man near Pratt park

The Pratt County Sheriff’s Office is calling a that happened Wednesday morning accidental.

GCPD: 2 arrested for abusing foster kids

Garden City police officers say they started looking into a couple suspected of foster abuse after concern from the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

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Businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

Six businesses in Garden City have been cited for selling alcohol to minors.

Woman wanted for multi-state burglaries arrested in Barton Co.

The Barton County Sheriff's Department arrested a woman Sunday morning wanted for burglaries in at least three states, including Kansas.

Goodland residents on electricity restrictions

Goodland residents have been asked to limit their electricity use.

Kansas underground salt museum unveils new identity

Hutchinson salt museum seeking higher attendance

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Officials with a salt museum in Hutchinson admit attendance hasn't been as high as expected but they say they are always looking for new ways to draw people in.

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