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Great Bend mom talks about whooping cough fears

Barton County health officials say they are seeing more people come in to get vaccinated after the break out of whooping cough. Hillary Emerson is a busy mom with three kids, all under the age of 5. Emerson says the whole family has been sick from a cough and fever that her daughter, Elaine, picked up at school.

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Kansas farmers join lawsuit over GMO corn

You may have seen the ads on TV from lawyers looking for small town farmers. That's because Kansas farmers are joining farmers from across the nation in suing an international agricultural company over genetically modified corn.

Whooping cough kills six-week-old boy in Barton County

Family tells Eyewitness News the one confirmed death from whooping cough in Barton County is six-week-old DeAngelo Carlos Ludin Ortiz.

GCPD asks drivers to avoid Main St. for firefighter's funeral

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

Man leads KHP on cross-county chase & into high school

A man made his way into a Gove County high school Monday morning while running from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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Two arrested after Liberal man struck and killed by car

Two suspects have been arrested after police after a man was found dead in the street late Saturday in Liberal.

House fire in Hutchinson

Firefighters in Hutchinson made quick work of an early-morning house fire.

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.

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