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Cow shot, calf stolen in Barton County

Authorities in Barton County say someone shot and killed an Angus cow, then stole a calf last weekend.

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Jetmore gas station selling $0.99 gas

We've found gas for under a dollar in Kansas.

Fire causes more than $1 million at Liberal business

An electrical failure involving a truck in a shop is to blame for an early Monday morning fire that caused more than $1 million to Liberal Kenworth in the 300 block of S. County Estates Road. 

Olney beats Liberal in 2016 Pancake Day Race

A P.E. teacher has won the Liberal Pancake Day Race. Summer Parsons ran the Liberal leg of the race in 62.61 seconds.

MLB player to participate in Pancake Day celebrations

In the next few weeks, Kelby Tomlinson will start training for his second season playing with the San Francisco Giants.

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Norton woman killed in Cheyenne County crash

A Norton woman is dead after a Sunday afternoon crash in Cheyenne County. 

Jetmore airport renovations important for community

Unlike other airports in the state, the single airstrip in Jetmore isn't often used.

Dodge City potential home for hockey team

Dodge City may soon have a new hockey team.

Garden City residents discuss feral cat population

Through her time volunteering with the Finney County Humane Society, Kay Gillespie helped develop a volunteer-based trap, neuter and release program to help control Garden City's feral cat population, "It's the humane compassionate way to deal with community cats," Gillespie said.

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School consolidation bill

Bucklin Superintendent Kelly Arnberger will be one of many school officials speaking out against the bill to realign districts in the state. 

KBI investigating death of inmate in Trego County

The Trego County Sheriff's Office confirms an inmate died Sunday at the Trego County Jail in WaKeeney and the death is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Southwest Kansas in need of highway troopers

Trooper Greg Etris is in his second year working for the Kansas Highway Patrol in Garden City, "Every day is different you never know what's going to come at you."

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Two dead in Gray County crash

Two people are dead after a crash on US-50 in Gray County.

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Wal-Mart's shutdown creates new food deserts

AP-US--Wal-Mart-Food Deserts
Wal-Mart's shutdown creates new food deserts
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By PHILLIP LUCAS and MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) - An Associated Press analysis shows that the closing of more than 150 Wal-Mart stores nationwide will create three food deserts in Alabama, Kansas and Arkansas.

Stores slated to shut down Thursday will leave residents in parts…

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Former Holcomb teacher charged with having sex with student, waives prelim

A former Holcomb school teacher accused with having sex with a student waived her preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

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