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49-year-old Kansas firefighter dies after training session

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 49-year-old southwest Kansas firefighter has died after experiencing difficulty breathing during training.

Barton County home destroyed by fire

Barton County fire officials are looking for a cause, but say a house fire Thursday is suspicious in nature.

Man hurt in rollover crash in Ellis County

One person is hospitalized after a rollover crash in Ellis County Thursday.

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Siemens touts order for 21 wind turbines for Kansas project

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Siemens says it has received an order to supply 21 wind turbines to the Alexander wind project located 120 miles northwest of Wichita.

GCCC women's basketball team involved in bus crash; no one hurt

The Garden City Community College basketball team was involved in an accident Wednesday evening.

Plane crashes in Sherman County; pilot okay

A pilot is okay following a small plane crash in northwest Kansas.


Man wanted for assaulting officers arrested

Update: Police in Barber County have arrested Daniel West.  He was booked on two counts of Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Officers, two counts of Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer, Felony Flee and Elude, Felony Interference and Felony DUI. 

Quake strikes south of Caldwell, Kansas

The US Geological Survey says an earthquake shook parts of South Central Kansas Tuesday morning.

Early morning earthquakes shake south-central Kansas

An earthquake shook parts of Kansas early Monday morning.  The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered around eight miles ENE of the town of Anthony.

Fire destroys mobile home and cars in Liberal

A fire in Liberal caused extensive damage to a mobile home, three vehicles and a carport Wednesday night.

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KHP Trooper's vehicle struck in Stafford County

A Kansas Highway Patrol vehicle was struck by another vehicle while stopped at the scene of an crash in Stafford County.

Three hurt in Dodge City plane crash

The Kansas Highway Patrol now says all three people onboard a small plane that crashed in Dodge City suffered minor injuries.

United States Department of Agriculture sees closings in shutdown

US farmers bought more tractors, fewer combines in 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new report shows U.S. farmers bought more tractors and fewer combines in 2014.


4 seismic monitoring stations in south-central Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Four temporary seismic monitoring stations have been installed in south-central Kansas and three more will be ready by the end of the month.


Hays road crews watching weather; not yet treating roads

If you are wondering why the trucks are idle here in Hays, the Director of Public Works ID Creech says it is because the temperature has to be above 15 degrees for the brine solution on the road ways and it is colder than that in Hays.

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