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Strong storms rake Finney County

       A severe thunderstorm left its mark on rural areas of western Kansas.

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Man killed in Barton County crash

A 29-year-old man from Great Bend has died after a crash in Barton County Friday morning.

Kansans start "Love Locks" on Reno County bridge

A sign of devotion to your soulmate has traveled from Europe to Kansas. But it's not getting a warm reception from the City of Hutchinson.

Dodge City Police release man originally arrested for murder

UPDATE: A man arrested for murder Saturday, is now released from jail. 

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Two people were injured in a Sunday morning crash in Trego County when authorities say a 2008 Kia Amanti failed to yield to a train in at Old 40 (Chestnut) and Center in Ogallah.

Crews respond to fire at Dillons grocery store in Hays

Crews from the Hays Fire Department responded to an early-Sunday-morning structure fire reported at the Dillons grocery store in the 1900 block of Vine.

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DCCC activity center dome taking shape

Things are starting to take shape at Dodge City Community College. The dome of the school's new activity center was inflated for the first time Friday.

Fatal crash in Ford County

An Arkansas City woman died after a traffic accident in southwest Kansas.

Ellis Co. Sheriff's Office makes arrest in deadly hit & run

Update: The Ellis County Sheriff's Office says a woman has been arrested in the death of a 69-year-old man on Saturday, July 18.

Garden City zoo mourns death of giraffe

Garden City’s Lee Richardson Zoo is mourning the death of a reticulated giraffe. The zoo says 29-year-old “Shingo” was euthanized this week due to his declining health.

Crews put out fire in Hutchinson

A neighbor calls 911 after seeing smoke coming from a home in Hutchinson. Deputy Fire Chief Doug Hanen says crews were called to the home on S. Plum at around 7:15 Thursday morning.

Family talks about man killed by officers in Colby

Investigators say a domestic disturbance call quickly turned into a shoot out with officers Friday evening in Colby.

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US Geological Survey records 7 earthquakes in Kansas

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven earthquakes that were spread across Kansas this month.     

Interim State Fair manager named

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - An interim manager has been named for the Kansas State Fair about two months before the 2015 fair gets underway. The Hutchinson News reports the Kansas State Fair board voted Wednesday to name Assistant Fair Manager Lori Hart as interim manager.

Two children, two adults hurt in Stafford County crash

Two young children are seriously hurt after a crash in Stafford County this morning. It happened at U-50 and U-281 at around 7:55 am Wednesday.

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