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Hays considers additional airport fee

Passengers flying out of Hays, Kan. could soon pay more for tickets with the addition of a special fee.

Man electrocuted near Pratt identified

A 58-year-old man electrocuted near Pratt has been identified.


Sexting forum to be held in Garden City

Officials in Garden City and Finney County are set to hold a public forum regarding the consequences of sexting on Sept. 25.


Stabbing investigation in Goodland

Three people have been arrested after a stabbing in northwest Kansas.

Kansas farmers, officials concerned about long-term water supply

Ogallala to be subject of State Fair discussion

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Ideas for sustaining the Ogallala Aquifer will be discussed this weekend at the Kansas State Fair.


Deal in works on some claims over Monsanto wheat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A potential settlement appears to be in the works on some claims in lawsuits over the May 2013 discovery of genetically engineered Monsanto wheat in an Oregon field.

Second person dies in Marion County accident

A traffic accident has taken another life in Marion County.

Fire destroys building in downtown Scott City

The Kansas State Fire Marshal is assisting with the investigation after a fire destroyed a historic building in downtown Scott City.

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No charges in Garden City sexting case

As many as forty students involved in a Garden City sexting case will not be heading to court.

The investigation began over the summer, when a female student at Garden City High School told school officials a picture she took was being passed around. Several girls, between the ages of 13 and 16 sent out photos, investigators said.

Susan Richmeier, Finney County Attorney, is recommending the…

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High water prompts road closures in Reno Co.

High water has forced officials to close down some roads northwest of Hutchinson in Reno County.

Woman credits seat belt for saving life

A woman is hospitalized after a crash in Ellis County Tuesday morning.

Kansas Lottery announces Holiday Millionaire Raffle details

The Kansas Lottery is getting a jump on the holiday season this year. Sales for its Holiday Millionaire Raffle will begin September 5. That's about a month ahead of last year's start date. The move allows the lottery to sell tickets during the Kansas State Fair.

Plans call for shrinking Kansas health facility

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Officials have announced an $11 million plan to demolish a mostly unused Great Bend hospital building and remodel nearby buildings.

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Event examines trail's effect on Hispanics

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — An upcoming event will focus on the Santa Fe Trails' effect on Hispanics and its influence on other cultures.

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Holcomb cracks down on door-to-door sales people

Holcomb police and city commissioners are working on an ordinance to cut down on pushy door-to-door sales people.

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