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Governor’s team discontinues quarterly economic report…and other headlines: September 26, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 26, 2016

Governor Brownback's economic advisory council has discontinued a quarterly report that had been developed to ensure a timely analysis of the administration's economic policies. The Council of Economic Advisors, which is chaired by the governor, won't compile and distribute a review of economic markers picked by the administration and championed as an accountability test of the administration's ec...

Judge to decide on counting votes…a high speed chase on I-70…and other headlines: Septem...

andy lambertSeptember 22, 2016

A Kansas judge doesn't immediately decide whether to permanently force Secretary of State Kris Kobach to count all votes in local and state elections by residents who registered at motor vehicle offices or used a federal form without providing proof of citizenship. The judge heard arguments on whether to issue a permanent injunction blocking Kobach from implementing a dual registration system. Tw...

Kansas ag groups pushing to lift trade embargo with Cuba…and other headlines: September 21, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 21, 2016

Several ag groups in Kansas collaborate to push for the lifting of the trade embargo with Cuba. The coalition includes representatives of the Kansas Wheat Commission, Soybean Association, Farm Bureau, Livestock Association, and the Kansas Corn Growers Association. A past chairman of the Kansas Wheat Commission says lifting the embargo would level the playing field with Canada and Europe. A voting...

Headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: September 20, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 20, 2016

The union representing workers at state mental hospitals says employees have complained that upper management blocked 'exceptional' ratings on their performance reviews. Those workers claim immediate supervisors gave them the high grades, only to have them overruled at the state level. The director of the Department for Aging & Disability Services insists he didn't tell anyone to low-ball eval...

Donations being accepted for NW Tech students…and other headlines: September 19, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 19, 2016

Donations are being accepted for the Northwest Tech student athletes, displaced by a weekend fire in their apartment building. All of the students made it out okay. No word what started the fire. The KBI takes over the investigation into a shooting of a man in Sherman County. He'd allegedly come up from behind a stopped car in the middle of I-70, armed with a machete. A highway patrol trooper tol...

KBI investigating officer-involved-shooting in Ellsworth County

andy lambertSeptember 16, 2016

(Press Release from Kansas Bureau of Investigation, September 16, 2016) On September 15, 2016, at approximately 6:45pm, Ellsworth County Sheriff Traci Ploutz contacted the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to request our assistance in the investigation of an officer involved shooting in Ellsworth County.  It appeared that multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a vehicular chase with a p...

Rain and hail reports from around the area: September 16, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 16, 2016

The following reports have been called in by listeners... Dawn in Bogue - 2.80 Cowboy in Angelus - .60 David Brantley in Seldon - 1.00 Dan Wasson 10 south of Oberlin - 1.40 (pea to marble sized hail) Bob Richteier 1 mile east of Hill City - 2.05 (nickel size hail) Reggie Vrbas in Atwood - .10 KXXX Studios in Colby - .50 (marble size hail) ...

Storm cleanup today after severe weather…plus other headlines: September 16, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 16, 2016

CLEANUP IS UNDERWAY IN PARTS OF NORTHWEST KANSAS AFTER SEVERE STORMS BROUGHT 80 MILE AN HOUR WIND GUSTS AND TWO-INCH HAIL TO PARTS OF THE REGION. THE COMBINATION LED TO MANY REPORTS OF BROKEN WINDOWS AND TREE, CAR, AND ROOF DAMAGE. K-STATE RELEASES A STATEMENT DISTANCING ITSELF FROM A STUDENT'S SNAPCHAT POST THAT SHOWED THEM IN BLACKFACE. IT ALSO HAD THE CAPTION "FEELS GOOD TO FINALLY BE A (n-wor...

Fake money being passed in Colby

andy lambertSeptember 16, 2016

Sgt. Richard Barrett with the Colby Police Department reports that officers have taken several reports of counterfeit $20.00 bills being passed in Colby. The counterfeit bills all have the same serial number D63791708B. They are older 1985 series bills so they do not have the new security markings. The borders of the face of the bills are off or nonexistent. Please be aware when taking US currency...

Conviction upheld for crooked Hutch bail bondsman…and other headlines: September 15, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 15, 2016

The Kansas Court of Appeals upholds the conviction of a bail bondsman in Hutchinson who prosecutors claim forced women to have sex with him after he bonded them out of jail. The appeals court this week rejected the appeal of his sentence for aggravated human trafficking and other crimes. That man is serving a 21-year sentence. Kingman County issues a disaster declaration for flooding. That's th...

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