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One killed, one hurt in crash near Jetmore

One man was killed Thursday night after a head-on collision in Hodgeman County.

Central Plains USD on alert after incident with student

Authorities in Holyrood are on the lookout for a man who offered an elementary school student ride home.

Man arrested after early-morning chase in Pratt Co.

A 22-year-old man is in custody in Pratt County after a police chase early Thursday morning.

New confirmed mountain lion sighting in Kansas

State wildlife officials confirm a new mountain lion sighting in Rooks County.

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Fungus found in wheat in Kansas counties

The fungus called Flag Smut, hasn't been seen in Kansas since the 70's, but experts say it popped up just this summer in the western part of the state. The Kansas Department of Agriculture says the infestation doesn't harm humans or animals and it does not affect the grain quality, but can reduce yields.

Brock Cunningham verdict

A Dodge City jury has found Brock Cunningham not guilty on charges of child abuse and murder. 

Grant accepted, work set to begin on Southwest Chief

Work repairing rails on the southwest chief will begin this fall.

KBI investigating murder-suicide at Webster Lake

UPDATE: Authorities are investigating what they believe is a murder-suicide at Webster Lake.

Garden City fire

Firefighters in Garden City battled a structure fire Sunday evening at Juarito's Alignment in the 200 block of Main Street in the city. 

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Dodge City schools asking drivers to obey school bus laws

The Dodge City Public School District is asking drivers to lookout for school buses. The district, which transports nearly 3,000 students back and forth every day, even posted a reminder on its Facebook page.

New Dodge City Police Chief announced

Deputy Dodge City Police Chief Drew Francis will be come the city's new police chief starting March 11.

Counterfeit bills in Garden City

A wave of counterfeit bills is hitting Garden City businesses and police are warning the public to be extra careful when handling any bills with a higher denomination. 

Hutchinson house destroyed in fire

A home in Hutchinson was destroyed in a fire reported a little before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. On arrival to the scene in the 5800 block of North Monroe, crews found a two-story home was fully involved. 

Hutchinson shooting suspect makes first court appearance

Update:  The man accused in the Aug. 17 shooting death of Jose Morales, of Hutchinson, made his first court appearance Tuesday. Brennan Trass, 31, was charged with first-degree murder while in commission of a felony and criminal possession of a firearm.

Former high school used for startup businesses

When a school closes, the building often remains empty. But one southwestern Kansas town didn't want to see that happen. 


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