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2019 grant award recipients for the Federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) pro...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 20, 2019

Governor Laura Kelly, on behalf of the Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (KCJCC), is pleased to announce the 2019 grant awards for the Federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The grant program is a partnership among federal, state and local governments to create safer communities and improve criminal justice systems. “I’m pleased to announce these im...

Legislative Update from State Rep. Adam Smith (120th District): February 15, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 15, 2019

Rep. Adam Smith (120th District) gives a report on activity from this past week in Topeka. ...

KBI announces arrest of Russell man for child pornography

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 15, 2019

ELLIS COUNTY – Yesterday, special agents of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) arrested a Russell man for his alleged involvement with child pornography. On Thursday, Feb. 14, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Kenneth D. Herd, 54, of Russell, was arrested at his place of employment in Hays, Kan. Herd was arrested for transportation of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. T...

FHSU social work outreach program expands to NW Kansas

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 13, 2019

With a $95,000 grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, the Department of Social Work at Fort Hays State University is expanding its Bachelor of Social Work cohort program to Colby Community College and, through Colby’s outreach program, to Norton. The grant will help fund three years of operations at Colby, beginning in the fall 2019 semester. The Fort Hays State cohort program be...

Hays sexual assault suspect arrested in Colorado…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas ...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 13, 2019

A man wanted for a sexual assault in Hays is under arrest in Colorado.  Authorities apprehended 23-year-old Tre Carrasco this week in Aurora, Colorado.  Carrasco is accused of raping a 19-year-old woman near the Fort Hays State University Campus on February 3rd, just two days after he was released from jail.  He faces two counts of rape and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon....

KS Attorney General proposes change in sex offender sentencing…and other headlines from the To...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 12, 2019

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is proposing a change in the state's sex offender sentencing laws.  Schmidt this week  unveiled a proposal which would block a judge from reducing an offender's sentence even if a victim younger than 14-years-old is found to be an aggressor in the incident.  The proposed bill comes after a Leavenworth County judge lowered the sentence of a convicted sex off...

Fire destroys Trego County fire station…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: F...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 11, 2019

A fire destroyed a western Kansas fire station. According to the Trego County Emergency Management, the fire happened Friday afternoon at Trego Rural Fire Station 1 located on the west edge of Wakeeney. All four fire vehicles were able to be cleared from the building. Western Cooperative Electric Association has offered to house the vehicles and equipment. The cause of the fire is under investigat...

Goodland man sentenced to 7 years prison time…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Rep...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 8, 2019

A Goodland man this week was sentenced to a little over 7 years in state prison.  Eric Wayne Clayville was convicted back in December in Trego County District Court. of attempted aggravated indecent solicitation with a child and four counts of interference with law enforcement.  Clayville's convictions stem from an incident that occurred in WaKeeney in June. Clayville will be required to registe...

Murder-suicide ruled in Rawlins County deaths…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Rep...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 7, 2019

The deaths of a Rawlins County man and his son have been ruled a murder – suicide. Last Friday afternoon 74-year-old Gary E. Withers was found on a farm property in rural Rawlins County, near the Thomas County line in the area of Rexford, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Soon after, approximately one half mile away, and outside the home on the property belonging to Gary Withers, deputies...

Winter weather impacts Kansas…again…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report:...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 6, 2019

Winter weather is impacting much of Kansas. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for much of the state through early Thursday.  Ice accumulation of up to two-tenths of an inch is expected to cause slick conditions on roads, and isolated power outages are possible. A suspect was shot and is recovering, and a Kansas Sheriff Deputy was injured when a bullet went through his windshield, during a...

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