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Some surprises and upsets in the primaries…and other headlines: August 3, 2016

andy lambertAugust 3, 2016

The primary election goes in the books, with some surprises and upsets. State Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce of Hutchinson lost his race against Ed Berger, as did the incumbent in The Big First. 1st District Congressman Tim Huelskamp fell behind early and never recovered against Great Bend's Dr. Roger Marshall. A number of Marshall supporters pointed to Huelskamp's removal from the Agriculture...

Record number of registered voters, kind of…and other headlines: August 2, 2016

andy lambertAugust 2, 2016

Secretary of State Kris Kobach says Kansas set an "all-time record" for registered voters ahead of Today's primary, but figures posted on his own website show otherwise. His statement was true for primary elections. Yet figures posted on Kobach's website show the state had more registered voters in October 2012, ahead of that year's general election. Kansas is reporting that its tax collections f...

A tight race for the Big 1st…and other headlines: August 1, 2016

andy lambertAugust 1, 2016

The combativeness that's made Congressman Tim Huelskamp a tea party favorite has turned major agriculture and business groups against him. It could cost him his seat in the 1st Congressional District in the state's Republican primary Tuesday. He's in a tough race with obstetrician Roger Marshall. Many polls show the race too close to call. Authorities in western Kansas are investigating after a m...

State’s credit rating downgraded…and other headlines: July 27, 2016

andy lambertJuly 27, 2016

S&P Global Ratings has downgraded Kansas' credit rating because of the state's ongoing budget problems. The rating agency said Tuesday it has dropped its rating for Kansas to AA-, from "AA." State Budget Director Shawn Sullivan says the S&P report cites a continued underfunding of the state's pension system. Illinois, New Jersey and Kentucky are now the only states with worse ratings than ...

Fire at Hays auto auction…and other headlines: July 26, 2016

andy lambertJuly 26, 2016

Authorities find the body of a Kansas woman who went missing after skydiving in northern Oklahoma. Officials aren't saying where the body was found. It's believed a vehicle inside the building sparked the fire that caused extensive damage to an auto auction in Hays. Nobody hurt in that fire, which crews spent more than six hours working to put out. The task was made particularly difficult by the ...

KS sending Sanders supports to DNC…and other headlines: July 25, 2016

andy lambertJuly 25, 2016

Kansas is sending a delegation dominated by Bernie Sanders supporters to the Democratic National Convention controlled by Hillary Clinton. Local party leaders are hoping past divisions heal enough that the presidential race here won't be a blowout. Sanders delegates head to the convention in Philadelphia with differing opinions about whether a proposed party platform is progressive enough. Law en...

Silver Alert issued for elderly Colorado woman; may be in Kansas

andy lambertJuly 20, 2016

[caption id="attachment_11048" align="alignleft" width="150"] Mary Finnegan, 82, Montrose, Colorado[/caption] The Montrose Police Department in Colorado has issued a Silver Alert for Mary Finnegan, 82. She never returned to her home in Delta County after being last seen at the Rose Bowl in Montrose at noon (MT) on July 15, 2016. She has family in the Denver metro area as well as in Oklahoma. Fin...

Heat advisories expected this week…and other headlines: July 19, 2016

andy lambertJuly 19, 2016

Temperatures are expected to hang near 100 in most of Kansas again today. That's leading to another round of heat advisories in many parts of the state, with forecasters saying it'll be dangerously hot from throughout the afternoon through sundown. A Dodge City woman gets nearly 22 years in prison for making a video of herself having sex with a child under 5 and uploading it to the internet. She ...

Man gets prison time for prostitution charges…and other headlines: July 18, 2016

andy lambertJuly 18, 2016

A man from Wichita gets a year and a half in federal prison on prostitution-related charges connected to a sting operation targeting massage parlors. He was convicted in April of one count each of attempting to entice a person to cross state lines to engage in prostitution, using a telephone in furtherance of prostitution and money laundering. Kansas delegates to the Republican National Conventio...

Police searching for men after chase near Salina…and other headlines: July 15, 2016

andy lambertJuly 15, 2016

Law enforcement officers look for a man involved in a police chase who fled and left a child behind in the car. The Saline County Sheriff says the chase began yesterday morning when a deputy tried to stop a car in north Salina. The ensuing chase reached speeds up to 110 mph before the car ran off the interstate and eventually stopped. Two men jumped out and ran into a nearby field. The child left ...

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