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Pawnee County Jail escapee captured in Barton County

Update: Eyewitness News has confirmed that a man who escaped from the Pawnee County Jail on July 1 is back in jail. 

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Grainfield woman petitions to keep her pot-bellied pig in town

A Grainfield woman says she has to give up her pot-bellied pig or face fines. 

Dodge City testing iPads in Schools

Dodge City $85.6 million school bond issue passes

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dodge City voters easily approved an $85.6 million bond issue to expand the city's schools.

Hutch fire crews respond to two overnight fires

Fire crews in Hutchinson responded to two overnight building fires. Crews were called to the 400 block of E. 5th at around 10:15 pm Thursday.

Car crashes into Hutch restaurant

Police in Hutchinson are looking for the driver of a car that crashed into a restaraunt overnight.

Two crashes in the same area of I-70, one involving patrol truck

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers respond to two crashes in the same area of eastbound I-70.

KBI investigates shooting in Kiowa

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting in the city of Kiowa.

Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Hutchinson

Update: Hutchinson police say a man was shot and killed overnight by police.  He's been identified as 22-year-old Jonathan Wilson.

Near drowning in Rooks County

A 35-year-old woman was rushed to Rooks County Health Center after she nearly drowned at Webster Reservoir Saturday evening. 

Fugitives captured in Kansas

An Ohio fugitive wanted in connection with a homicide in Miami is now in custody in Kansas.

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Kansas health officials issue algae warnings for 3 lakes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials are warning the public about a toxic algae bloom in three lakes in Kansas.

Garden City couple faces child endangerment charges

A Garden City couple could face aggravated child endangerment charges.

Herington City Manager fired

The City Manager of Herington is fired. City leaders voted unanimously Tuesday to end Ron Strickland's contract.

Hoisington voters approve new school

Hoisington is getting a new elementary school. The Great Bend Tribune reports more than 870 people voted in favor of the bond issue on Tuesday. Fewer than 300 voters were opposed.

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Domestic dispute results in chase, arrest

A case of domestic violence led to a car chase and the eventual arrest of a suspect Tuesday evening. 

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