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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...

Charges filed election fraud in Kansas…and other headlines: September 1, 2017

andy lambertSeptember 1, 2017

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office has filed two new criminal election fraud cases, including one alleging an attempt to vote by a non-citizen. The counts filed this month mark just the second time Kobach's office has filed charges alleging that a non-citizen voted since being given the power to prosecute election fraud allegations. Most of the other cases involved voting in two states...

KDWP sends game wardens to assist with rescue efforts in Texas

andy lambertAugust 31, 2017

[caption id="attachment_11784" align="alignright" width="150"] KDWP wardens arrive in College Station, TX at 11:00AM (CT) Thursday, August 31, 2017 to assist with rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.[/caption] TOPEKA, KS - At 1:30 a.m., August 31, a 14-member team of Kansas game wardens from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) departed Wichita for Texas to assi...

Headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: August 31, 2017

andy lambertAugust 31, 2017

A two-month investigation in Northwest Kansas and eastern Colorado leads to 41 arrests on drug charges. The counts include possession and distribution of meth and marijuana, with arrests in Cheyenne, Ellis, Greeley, Logan, Rawlins, Sherman, Thomas, and Wallace Counties in Kansas. Some also face weapons charges. Republican state Rep. Scott Schwab says he plan to run for Kansas Secretary of State. ...

More than 40 people arrested in Wallace County drug bust

andy lambertAugust 30, 2017

The following is a press release from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. WALLACE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Wallace County Sheriff’s Office, and the Greeley County Sheriff’s Office announced numerous arrests following an over two month investigation into narcotics distribution focused on several northwest Kansas counties, and along the Colorado border. The majo...

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