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Three people arrested in Dodge City crime spree

Dodge City police arrested three people in connection with a dozen home burglaries.

Hutch teens in court

Four of the five Hutchinson teens accused of posting threatening messages on social media appeared in Reno County Court Tuesday morning.

Kansas State Fair approves new smoking restrictions

UPDATE: The Kansas State Fair Board approved implementing designated smoking areas in 2016 on Tuesday. The quantity and location of the designated areas has yet to be determined.

Three arrested for murder in Ford County

Three people have been arrested on murder charges after a Dodge City man was found dead under a bridge in Bucklin. 

Flags to fly at half-staff Friday

In honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day, Governor Sam Brownback orders flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 15th.

Brownback says, "I encourage all Kansans, on this National Peace Officers Memorial Day, to honor the men and women who work to keep our communities safe.”

Police investigation at Hutch elementary school

Parents are being asked to exercise more caution around the area of Faris Elementary  School in Hutchinson. 

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Dodge City builds playground to encourage adult exercise

City officials in western Kansas are trying to encourage adults to get active by bringing an exercise playground to Dodge City.

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Body found in Ford County

The Ford County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the death of a 24-year-old Dodge City man is being investigated as a homicide.

Selden tornado cleanup

People near the Northwest Kansas community of Selden are cleaning up after Saturday night's tornado. 

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Court date set for father accused in infant son's death

A court date has been set for a scheduling hearing for a former Hodgeman County Sheriff deputy accused in the death of his 2-month-old son. 

Hutch teens face judge in threat case

Hutchinson teens accused of making threats against their school had their first hearing in juvenile court.

Garden City mother arrested after infant's death

A Garden City mother faces First Degree Murder charges in connection with the death of her one-month-old daughter.

Fmr. President George W. Bush visits Garden City

Dozens of people camped out in Garden City Tuesday morning to catch a glimpse of former President George W. Bush.

School canceled in Lucas/Sylvan Grove due to storm damage

Heavy winds and large hail tore through parts of Lucas and Sylvan Grove Friday leaving behind a lot of damage and quite the cost for some, including a school day.

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