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Kansas lawmakers respond to impeachment inquiry…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas R...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 25, 2019

Kansas' elected officials are reacting to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement of a formal House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.  Republican First District Congressman Roger Marshall says Democrats will stop at nothing to impeach the President.   Republican Fourth District Congressman Ron Estes said he believes starting an impeachment inquiry is irresponsible, and he is looking f...

National Voter Registration Day…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: September...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 24, 2019

Volunteers across the U.S. , and Kansas, will be working to get people registered to vote today.  It's National Voter Registration Day.  Organizers say every year millions of Americans can't vote because they missed a deadline, didn't update their registration, or just weren't sure how to register. A second vaping-related death is being reported in Kansas.  State officials confirmed the deat...

Western Plains Arts Association receives Mid-America Arts Alliance Grant

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 23, 2019

Western Plains Arts Association announces that it is among a select group of regional artists and organizations to receive a Mid-America Arts Alliance Regional Touring grant. This award will support Jana Jae and her band at the Cultural Arts Center in Colby on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. CDT. Jana Jae will also be involved in an outreach works-shop which will be held in the CCC Choir Room at 1 p....

Upland bird hunting forecast looks positive…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Repor...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 23, 2019

Surveys are complete, data is in, and the 2019 Kansas Upland Bird Hunting Forecast is ready for viewing. The highly-anticipated annual forecast predicts what pheasant, quail and prairie chicken hunters can likely expect going into the new seasons. Based on this year’s crow counts for pheasants, whistle counts for quail, and lek counts for prairie chickens, overall upland bird hunting prospects a...

Week 3 Area Football Scores: September 20th

Ross VolkmerSeptember 20, 2019

SCORES REPORTED: 11-man: Colby (3-0) defeated Holcomb 39-21 Goodland (0-3) lost to Scott City 55-0 Oakley (2-1) was shutout by Norton 41-0 8-Man: Wallace County (0-3) falls to Decatur Community (3-0) 46-0 Hoxie (1-1) wins over Quinter (0-3) 46-6 Rawlins County (1-2) shutout Greeley County (0-3) 44-0 Triplains / Brewster (1-2) fell to Trego 54-8 Wheatland-Grinnell topped Northern Valley...

August Labor Report shows positive indicators

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 20, 2019

Encouraging news in job growth and low unemployment in Kansas was announced Friday. The number of total nonfarm jobs in Kansas increased by 7,900 from July, and private sector jobs, a subset of total nonfarm jobs, increased by 4,200 from the previous month. Since August 2018, Kansas gained 15,500 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs and 17,800 private sector jobs. Positive economic indicators...

Arrest made in Garden City murder case…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: Se...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 18, 2019

A suspect is under arrest in connection with the murder of a Garden City restaurant owner.  Marcus William Roady was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree murder.  The victim, 69-year-old Ernest Ortiz, was shot and killed last week in the parking lot of  the El Conquistador restaurant. The deadly shooting remains under investigation. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansa...

Higher fuel prices likely…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: September 17, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 17, 2019

Higher gas prices are on the horizon.  Exactly how much higher remains to be seen following the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil refinery.  That's already jacked up the price of crude oil by ten-percent or more.  AAA Kansas says on the week, the national gas price average held steady at $2.56, with the Kansas average rising two cents to $2.35 per gallon, but motorists can expect vol...

Inmate dies at Norton Correctional Facility

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 17, 2019

A Norton Correctional Facility Central Unit offender, Jeremy J. Palmer, died on Monday, September 16th, 2019. Palmer, age 46, was transported by ambulance to the Norton County Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:37 p.m. The cause of death is pending an autopsy. Per protocol when an offender dies in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC), the death is under investigat...

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...

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