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Statewide Silver Alert issued for Rose Hill woman

andy lambertOctober 10, 2017

MULVANE, Kan. – The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) distribute the below press release in the form of a statewide Silver Alert. It is believed that 86-year-old Dixie Adair, a white female from Rose Hill, who is 5 ft. 4 in. tall, 180 lbs., with blue eyes, blonde hair, and a fair complexion, may be headed west on Highway 81 after leavin...

Looking to purchase a pre-owned vehicle? Be careful…

andy lambertSeptember 28, 2017

[caption id="attachment_11822" align="alignleft" width="150"] Kansas Revenue Secretary Sam Williams[/caption] TOPEKA--Revenue Secretary Sam Williams on Thursday warned Kansans of the potential of thousands of formerly water-logged vehicles entering the private seller market after hurricanes flooded parts of the southern United States in recent weeks. Vehicles that have sustained severe water dam...

More small earthquakes rattle south central Kansas…and other headlines: September 27, 2017

andy lambertSeptember 27, 2017

Parts of Kansas feel their second earthquake of the week. The magnitude 2.6 quake yesterday afternoon was centered five miles northeast of Harper, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The day before, a 2.5 quake struck 13 miles northwest of Harper. No reports of damage or injuries from either quake. Many schools in the state are changing classes in the Kansas State High School Activities Asso...

Valley Hope Assoc. responds to news of national pharmaceutical chain limiting opioid prescriptions

andy lambertSeptember 26, 2017

NORTON, Kan.—Valley Hope Association President and CEO Pat George released the following statement today in response to the news on Friday, Sept. 22, that CVS pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. “CVS pharmacy is taking a good first step to make lasting, positive change to ensure the responsible prescribing and use of opioids. I hope the other major p...

Another candidate officially enters race for Kansas governor…and other headlines: September 26...

andy lambertSeptember 26, 2017

Former state lawmaker Mark Hutton has officially entered the race for the Republican nomination for Kansas governor. Hutton, who founded Hutton Construction, said during an announcement Monday that state government under Gov. Sam Brownback is "broken." His candidacy was expected and he's been raising money for the race since August. Business, civic and state leaders say Kansas needs to quickly ad...

Bob Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal…and other headlines: September 18, 2017

andy lambertSeptember 18, 2017

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas has officially been awarded one of the highest civilian honors in the U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a bill awarding Dole the Congressional Gold Medal. Dole, who is 94, was honored for his long political career and his Army service in World War II, when he was severely injured during combat in Italy. A new report from the Kansas Association of Sch...

Search continues in northern Kansas for accused murderer…and other headlines: September 8, 2017

andy lambertSeptember 8, 2017

The search continues in northern Kansas for a man accused of murder. Searches in Belleville, Scandia, and Concordia yesterday turned up empty. Schools and businesses were locked down for part of the afternoon but those were lifted when the searches turned up nothing. The National Agricultural Statistics Service and Kansas Grain Inspection Service show a big dip in protein levels for this year's w...

Congressman Marshal leads the charge!

andy lambertSeptember 7, 2017

Congressman Marshall led the charge last night to help Kansas livestock haulers. Congressman Marshal along with Congressman Lucas and Congressman Smith submitted a letter to the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development that supported the delay of electronic logging devices on livestock haulers.   ...

Inmate population at Norton Correctional Facility increased prior to disturbance…and other hea...

andy lambertSeptember 7, 2017

Figures from the Kansas Department of Corrections show that the inmate population at the prison in Norton rose steadily for three months before a disturbance there. The state began double-bunking inmates in some parts of the Norton Correctional Facility this summer. The prison housed 707 inmates at the end of May. The population was 21 percent higher Tuesday at 856 inmates. An Army veteran from R...

Two injured during inmate disturbance at Norton prison…and other headlines: September 6, 2017

andy lambertSeptember 6, 2017

State corrections officials call it a 'situation', while the state's biggest employees union calls it a 'riot' that happened last night at the prison in Norton. Two staffers have minor injuries and it took about three hours to get all the inmates back in their cells. At one point the Norton County sheriff used the reverse 911 system to text people, telling them to have their homes and vehicles loc...

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