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Heavy rain, flooding, a tornado…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: May 21, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiMay 21, 2019

Parts of Kansas are dealing with heavy rain and flooding.  After several days of soaking rain, more is in the forecast throughout this week. Some areas will see two to five-inches of rain with locally heavier amounts possible.  Widespread flash flooding has been reported in some parts of the state. Law enforcement carried out multiple rescues from stranded vehicles Monday. Residents of the Salin...

Emergency declaration expanded following flooding…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 14, 2019

Kansas' disaster emergency declaration is being expanded.  Governor Laura Kelly has added Butler, Kingman, Pottawatomie, Wilson and Lyon counties to the declaration.  Twenty counties are now included in the emergency declaration following this month's severe weather and flooding.  The declaration allows state resources to be used to help county agencies with storm response and recovery efforts....

Law enforcement preparing for nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign…and other h...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 13, 2019

Local law enforcement across Kansas are preparing to join in a nationwide “Click It Or Ticket” effort. The effort is to crack down on unbuckled drivers on Kansas roads and highways. More than 150 law enforcement agencies across Kansas will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt enforcement as part of the national campaign  which is concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday w...

Silver Alert issued for missing Goodland man

Sacha SanguinettiMay 12, 2019

Press Release from the KBI... SHERMAN COUNTY – The Goodland Police Department has requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Goodland man. The whereabouts of Michael Stamm, 71, are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him. Stamm is a white male with grey hair and a ponytail. He has hazel eyes and wears ...

Kansas Turnpike shut down and vehicle rescues due to flooding Wednesday…and other headlines fr...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 9, 2019

Heavy rains are causing flooding throughout Kansas.  Floodwaters forced officials to close the Kansas Turnpike between Wellington and the Oklahoma state line yesterday.  Mulvane Fire Rescue crews responded to nine vehicle rescues between Tuesday night and yesterday morning.  No injuries have been reported due to the flooding. Commissioners in Reno County are declaring a local disaster due to...

Heavy rain leads to flooding in several Kansas communities…and other headlines from the Today ...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 8, 2019

Strong thunderstorms are continuing to impact Kansas.  Heavy rain, large hail and strong winds moved through the southern and central parts of the state yesterday.  Officials in Cowley County say strong winds caused a train derailment near Highway 77 yesterday evening.  Flooding was also reported in several communities. Storms are likely again today across parts of the state with heavy rain  a...

Severe storms roll through Kansas Sunday…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: ...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 6, 2019

Much of the state is recovering from severe storms.  Strong prompted tornadoes, heavy rain and large hail.  Tennis ball-sized hail fell in Barton County, and spotters reported tornadoes in multiple areas. There were over a dozen tornado reports around Kansas. There have been no reports of injuries in connection with the severe weather. Two people are dead following a crash during a high speed...

Law enforcement officers recovering from shooting in Rice County…and other headlines from the ...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 2, 2019

A Kansas undersheriff who was shot and wounded in the line of duty is recovering.  Rice County Undersheriff Chad Murphy was shot during a traffic stop on Monday.  The Kansas Bureau of Investigation sasy Murphy's prognosis for recovery is good.  The suspect, 37-year-old David Madden, also shot and wounded Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans and killed his father, Thomas Madden, before dying from an...

Bookstore Manager Leisa Hansen announces retirement after two decades at CCC

Sacha SanguinettiApril 25, 2019

Colby Community College Campus Bookstore manager Leisa Hansen announced her plan to retire in June, capping 20 years of service to CCC. She notified the Board of Trustees at the April 15 monthly meeting. Hansen served as the bookstore assistant manager from 1999 to 2016 before being named manager. In addition, she was the head cheer coach from 2001 to 2004. "The wheels of change have turned ...

Former CCC Instructor and SID promoted to new role at FHSU

Sacha SanguinettiApril 10, 2019

HAYS, Kan. – The Fort Hays State University Alumni Association has welcomed Trent Rose to its staff as the communications coordinator. “I’m excited to be a part of the FHSU Alumni Association,” said Rose. “I look forward to continuing to serve the university in this new role and providing service to many alumni and friends of FHSU.” Rose is a two-time graduate of FHSU, receiving a ba...

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