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Arrest made in Smith County officer involved shooting

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 18, 2019

SMITH COUNTY – The 15-year-old who was injured in the Dec. 15 officer involved shooting incident in Smith Center has been arrested. Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) agents served an arrest warrant for the teen at around 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Saint Francis Community Services, 5097 W. Cloud St. in Salina, Kan., where he had been held since his release from a Kearney, Neb. hospital. ...

Officials continue search for missing woman…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Repor...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 18, 2019

State officials continue to probe the disappearance of a Lincoln County woman who disappeared in late 2017.  A KBI spokesperson says 39-year-old Glenna Bullard was last seen behind the wheel of a blue pickup truck near Kansas highways 18 and 14 on November 1st of that year. Family members she say may have been headed to Texas, but never contacted relatives there.  Anyone with information is aske...

Legislative update from Topeka with Rep. Adam Smith – January 18, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 18, 2019

Kansas Representative Adam Smith (120th District) reports from Topeka on the first week of the general session of the Kansas Legislature. This report will air on KLOE-AM, KXXX-AM and KRDQ-FM every Friday morning throughout the session. It will also be posted on this site. ...

Governor Kelly signs her first official act…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Repor...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 16, 2019

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is restoring protections for LGBT state workers.  The Wichita Eagle reports that Kelly signed her first official act as governor yesterday, ordering state agencies to prohibit discrimination against LGBT employees.  Kelly's order also covers people who work for state contractors.  The protections for LGBT state workers were eliminated by then Governor Sam Brownback i...

Goodland teacher receives high honors

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 16, 2019

Kala Blochlinger, 4th grade teacher at North School Elementary in Goodland has been awarded the state of Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year. The VFW Teacher of the Year award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students. Each year, a classroom elementary, junior high and high...

Headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: January 15, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 15, 2019

Laura Kelly is the new governor of Kansas.  The Democrat was sworn into office at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka yesterday morning.  During her inaugural speech, Kelly called on lawmakers to put the collective good ahead of individual ambitions or agendas.  Kelly defeated Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the November general election, and she replaces Republican Jeff Colyer in the ...

Biermann a candidate for Superintendent of Schools in Salina…interviews today, January 15, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 15, 2019

The second of four candidates to interview for the position of Salina USD 305 Superintendent of Schools in town today. According to the district, William Biermann will be interviewing for the position of superintendent with the board of education on the evening of January 15, 2019. Biermann is the second of four finalists that the board will interview. Finalists were selected for interview base...

Pedestrian killed on I-70 near Russell…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: Ja...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 11, 2019

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating an incident in which a pedestrian was hit and  killed on Interstate 70. Shortly after 5:00 Friday morning a deceased person was located in the eastbound lanes of I-70 in Russell county. An unoccupied parked vehicle was on the shoulder of the road.  The agency is investigating this event as a vehicle vs pedestrian fatal crash. They say it was not a hit a...

Trego County Sheriff seeking help from public in armed robbery case…and other headlines from t...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 10, 2019

The Trego County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help if catching a man accused of an armed robbery in Wakeeney. The agency says a man "presented a firearm to the clerk and stole prescription narcotics" from a pharmacy. The suspect fled in a dark gray Ford-F-150 pickup. Riley County Police are asking for the public's help in locating a rape suspect. The agency has released a video o...

Arrest warrant served in relation to Goodland homicide…and more headlines from the Today in Ka...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 9, 2019

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation  and the Sherman County Sheriff's Office served an arrest warrant related to the homicide of 21-year-old Zachary Chavez, who was shot to death on Dec. 20.  Jesus M. Soto, 21, of Goodland, had previously been in police custody at the Sherman County Jail. He is facing new charges that include involuntary manslaughter. Soto and Chavez were friends. A driver and...

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