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KBI update on Rooks County homicide investigation

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 16, 2019

The following press release was issued on Monday, September 16, 2019 by the KBI: RICE COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Rooks County Sheriff’s Office released new information related to the murder of Mark Reif. On Wednesday evening Sept. 11, and Thursday morning Sept. 12, KBI agents interviewed a suspect who was identified in the case, Jon Flowers, 47, of Inman, Ka...

World famous “Glenn Miller Orchestra” in Colby Sunday (WPAA 50th Anniversary Celebration)

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 16, 2019

One of the greatest Big Bands of all time, the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, is coming to Colby on Sunday, Sept. 29, 3 p.m. CDT, at the Colby Community College Cultural Arts Center. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been swinging in his memory ever since 1954. Miller started his orchestra in March 1938. After touring with Benny Goodman, the Dorseys, and other greats, Miller began recording ...

Fatal crash on I-70 near Hays Saturday…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: Se...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 16, 2019

A woman from Missouri was killed in a wrong-way crash along Interstate 70 in Western Kansas early Saturday afternoon involving a car and two semis. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 40-year-old Monica Miller from Columbia, Missouri, was driving a 2007 Saturn Ion headed east. She crossed the median and struck the front end of a 2015 Volvo semi.  The car then spun down the side of the semi, h...

CCC volleyball players sweep weekly honors

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 13, 2019

Colby Community College volleyball swept all three Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week honors in Week 3. Outside hitter Claire Choloux was an offensive force, and Kyndal Bacon was the top setter as they were in week 2. Joining the duo is teammate Elaine Thibadeau, who was the league's defensive player of the week. Choloux had another great week for the Trojans. She had 68 kills, averaging 3.6...

Looming crackdown on e-cigs…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: September 12,...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 12, 2019

A crack down on e-cigarettes could be looming. Federal officials at the highest level are expressing concern about flavored e-cigs which are marketed to kids.  The government is investigating deaths from vaping.  Six people have died from lung disease linked to vaping.  A Kansas resident this week was the sixth to die from a vaping-related respiratory illness that's sweeping the nation.  Five ...

President and Governor order flags to half-staff for Patriot Day

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 11, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. - In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, and in recognition of Patriot Day, September 11, 2019, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff on September 11. President Donald J. Trump also issued a flag directive honoring Patriot Day as a day to remember the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. “Today, my th...

First Responders across Kansas participating in remembrance events on 9-11 anniversary…and oth...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 11, 2019

(Photo courtesy of Goodland High School) Today marks the 18th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks.  Nearly three-thousand people died when three hijacked airliners flew into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  A fourth hijacked airliner crashed in Pennsylvania after the passengers fought with the hijackers.  The fourth plane was thought to be headed to Washington, DC.  The c...

KBI investigating homicide in rural Rooks County

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 10, 2019

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Rooks County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide that occurred near Plainville, Kan. The Rooks County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9. Special agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded. The Rooks County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 9:10 a.m. Monday mo...

2 West Nile Virus cases confirmed in KS…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: S...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 10, 2019

Two human cases of West Nile virus are being confirmed in Kansas.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says one case is in Sedgwick County and the other is in McPherson County.  The Centers for Disease Control says most people who contract the mosquito-borne virus never develop symptoms. Kansas health officials have confirmed the first death in the state associated with an outbrea...

Governor Kelly issues Executive Order launching Governor’s Council on Tax Reform

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 9, 2019

Governor Laura Kelly today signaled the start of a comprehensive overview of state and local taxes by issuing Executive Order 19-11, which outlines her vision for establishment of a fiscally responsible, fair and sustainable tax structure. The Governor’s Council on Tax Reform will conduct an 18-month, in-depth study, and make specific statutory recommendations to state lawmakers. The first...

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