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Thomas County accident sends 2 to hospital…and other headlines: December 19, 2017

andy lambertDecember 19, 2017

Two people, taken to the hospital in Colby after rolling their pickup truck on a county road in Thomas County. The driver overcorrected after the passenger side wheels slipped off the road, rolling the truck into a pasture. Neither person in the pickup had a seat belt on. A woman admits in court to embezzling more than $5 million dollars from a now-defunct credit union. She'll spend five years ...

New charges filed against former Wakeeney police chief…and other headlines: December 15, 2017

andy lambertDecember 15, 2017

Former WaKeeney Police Chief Terry Eberle faces perjury and other new charges as part of an ongoing investigation from the KBI. He already faces blackmail, theft, official misconduct, and witness intimidation charges, among others. Court documents claim Eberle allegedly tried to illegally alter an employee's time card. A crash in Ness County leaves a man dead. The KHP reports he lost control of...

Early morning high speed chase in Colby

andy lambertDecember 13, 2017

The following is a press release from Colby Police Chief Ron Alexander: At approximately 0251 on December 13, 2017 an Officer from the Colby Police Department was patrolling westbound on 4th Street in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas.  The Officer observed a vehicle (drive) that failed to stop exiting the parking lot of a local business in the 200 Block W. 4th Street.  The Officer ran the license...

Vap Construction and 100.3 The Ride Holiday Giveaway

andy lambertDecember 12, 2017

Vap Construction and Rocking M Media are teaming up again to help make some deserving families Christmas a little more special. Click here and you can nominate a deserving family to receive some extra holiday cheer. Weather its a meal, clothes or a toy for the kiddos we want to help. Nominations can be kept anonymous to the family, but we will need the families name address and phone number. P...

Worker dies after falling from phone tower in Trego Co…and other headlines: December 12, 2017

andy lambertDecember 12, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration arrives in Trego County to investigate the death of a worker who fell off a phone tower. The case does appear to be an accident. The coroner is working up his report on the death, which happened just off CC Road between U.S. 283 and 26th Avenue. A former Montgomery County man pleaded guilty to killing a southeast Kansas woman and her three child...

Parker Nemechek of Goodland nominated by Senator Moran for U.S. Air Force Academy

andy lambertNovember 21, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has nominated 42 Kansas students to enter the United States Service Academies as part of the class of 2018. “Having the chance to nominate some of Kansas’ best and brightest young people to our United States Service Academies is a distinct honor for me each year,” said Sen. Moran. “I am proud of each and every one of these students, who h...

New report shows Ogallala Aquifer is shrinking faster than previously expected…and other headl...

andy lambertNovember 13, 2017

A new analysis of data finds the Ogallala Aquifer shrank twice as fast over the past six years as compared with the previous 60. Many farmers rely on it for crops. The United States Geological Survey's latest report shows the aquifer lost 10.7 million acre-feet of storage between 2013 and 2015. The concern is that irrigators continue to pump more water out of the aquifer than rainfall recharges it...

Colby Police release information on Colby High School lockdown

andy lambertNovember 7, 2017

The following is a press release from the City of Colby Police Department regarding the lockdown that occurred at Colby High School on November 7, 2017. At approximately 11:28am on November 7, 2017 the Colby Police Department was called to the Colby High School for a disruptive student making threats.  The school advised that they had already taken precautions and placed the campus on lock dow...

Kansas National Guard on humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico

andy lambertNovember 7, 2017

Approximately 60 soldiers of the Kansas National Guard’s 242nd Engineer Company, augmented by soldiers from other engineer units, will depart Tuesday, Nov. 7, on a humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico to assist local authorities with debris removal and damage assessments in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The soldiers will be relieving a National Guard unit from another state and are expecte...

State fiscal forecast carries some optimism…and other headlines: November 3, 2017

andy lambertNovember 3, 2017

Kansas sees its budget picture improve because of a new fiscal forecast for state government, though legislators doubt the higher projected revenues will be enough to cover a court-mandated increase in spending on public schools. The state's economic forecasting group boosted projections for tax collections by a total of nearly $225 million through June 2019. An incident near the Kansas State U...

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