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Candidate for judge pays fine in 9-year-old case

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A district court judge candidate in western Kansas paid a fine to settle a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge filed against him in Michigan nine years ago.

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Rollover accident kills Grainfield man

One person has died, and three others were injured after a rollover accident in western Kansas.

Death sentence in 2004 Kansas murders overturned

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence for a man convicted of capital murder in the 2004 killings of a Great Bend woman and her boyfriend.
    
The court Friday ordered a new sentencing hearing in Barton County District Court for Sidney Gleason. He faced lethal injection for the February 2004 killings of Miki Martinez and Darren Wornkey.
    
Prosecutors said…

United States Department of Agriculture sees closings in shutdown

Emergency haying, grazing OK'd in 44 Kan. counties

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Agriculture Department is allowing emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acreage in 44 Kansas counties.

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New troubles discovered in Barton Co. treasurer's office

Barton County employees reimbursed the county if balances were off, according to auditors.

Third victim in Plymell home explosion dies

Hospital officials confirmed Tuesday Kelly Unruh had passed away. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Crash at K-14 & Arlington Road in Reno County

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Woman killed, 3 others hurt in Reno Co. crash

A Haven woman has died in three vehicle crash south of Hutchinson.

Teen killed in head-on crash in Seward County

A teen was killed in a head-on crash in southwest Kansas Sunday night.

Overnight Arsons in Hutch

Hutchinson Police have arrested a man on three counts of arson after three overnight fires.

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UPDATE: Former KHP trooper re-arrested in Great Bend

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a man arrested on a felony warrant for threatening his wife is no longer a trooper for the agency.

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KU gets $12.5 million grant to help western Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Hospital will lead a team working to reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes in western Kansas.

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Second teen dies from Plymell home explosion

A second teen has died from a Finney County house explosion.

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Dodge City pastor enters plea in sex crimes case

A Dodge City pastor accused of sexual assault has struck a plea deal.

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Evacuated Boy Scouts return to camp after flooding

WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) — About 100 Boy Scouts are working on merit badges in town after being evacuated from their southern Colorado camp because of flooding.

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Amtrak CEO to make Kansas whistle-stop tour

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Top executives of Amtrak and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway will make a whistle-stop trip on the passenger railroad's Southwest Chief in Kansas.

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