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State warns private well owners to test water

KDHE testing Dodge City water sites

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — The state health department has been testing water wells in Dodge City after previous testing found a toxic contaminant.

Elephants at Garden City Zoo transferring to Colorado

Lee Richardson Zoo’s elephants to be relocated to Colorado Springs

Cattle tracking system in Hodgeman County

The Hodgeman County Sheriff's Office has introduced a new system that will help keep farm animals and drivers safer on the road. 

Garden City, Great Bend selected as finalists for major shipping hubs

Garden City and Great Bend have been selected as two of seven finalists for transloading shipping hubs. 

Garden City Zoo mourns death of camel

Garden City's Lee Richardson Zoo is mourning the loss of a twenty-year-old camel. The Bactrian Camel, named "Khan" was found dead last Friday morning.

Town of Frederick could dissolve without city leaders

When you think of main street you probably don't envision anything like main street in Frederick. There are no busy restaurants or businesses, but for the town of about 10 people, they call these streets home.

Teen critically hurt after being run over in Rice County

A Kansas teen is in critical condition after he was run over in Rice County Sunday evening. 

One killed, one hurt in crash near Jetmore

One man was killed Thursday night after a head-on collision in Hodgeman County.

Central Plains USD on alert after incident with student

Authorities in Holyrood are on the lookout for a man who offered an elementary school student ride home.

Man arrested after early-morning chase in Pratt Co.

A 22-year-old man is in custody in Pratt County after a police chase early Thursday morning.

New confirmed mountain lion sighting in Kansas

State wildlife officials confirm a new mountain lion sighting in Rooks County.

Kansas wheat crop

Fungus found in wheat in Kansas counties

The fungus called Flag Smut, hasn't been seen in Kansas since the 70's, but experts say it popped up just this summer in the western part of the state. The Kansas Department of Agriculture says the infestation doesn't harm humans or animals and it does not affect the grain quality, but can reduce yields.

Brock Cunningham verdict

A Dodge City jury has found Brock Cunningham not guilty on charges of child abuse and murder. 

Grant accepted, work set to begin on Southwest Chief

Work repairing rails on the southwest chief will begin this fall.

KBI investigating murder-suicide at Webster Lake

UPDATE: Authorities are investigating what they believe is a murder-suicide at Webster Lake.

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