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Last minute challenges arise for many Kansas voters…and other headlines: July 12, 2016

andy lambertJuly 12, 2016

As many as 50,000 Kansas voters who registered at motor vehicle offices would be given provisional ballots in the upcoming elections only to see their votes in state and local races thrown out under a proposed temporary rule. The State Rules and Regulations Board meets today to consider the temporary rule sought by the Secretary of State Kris Kobach, with notice of the meeting just being given yes...

Major newspaper issues apology…and other headlines: July 11, 2016

andy lambertJuly 11, 2016

The Kansas City Star's publisher is apologizing for printing an opinion piece that suggested women can reduce the risk of being raped by not drinking too much. Many readers felt the piece amounted to victim blaming and blasted the paper through social media and other outlets. In the apology posted on the paper's website, Publisher Tony Berg wrote that, in retrospect, he never should have published...

Goodland Police seeks help from public in theft investigation

andy lambertJuly 8, 2016

The Goodland Police Department is currently investigating a theft that occurred sometime after the evening of Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Chambers Park located in the 1400 block of Center Street, Goodland, Kansas. The suspect(s) removed two lion statues that were sitting by the benches located by the fountain. Each lion is positioned on a base sitting with the right paw extended outward. Please see ...

Tornado strikes Eureka in eastern Kansas, State of Emergency declared

andy lambertJuly 8, 2016

Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a State of Disaster Emergency declaration for Greenwood County after a tornado struck the City of Eureka the evening of Thursday, July 7. The declaration authorizes the use of state resources and personnel to assist with response and recovery operations in affected counties that meet certain criteria. The tornado damaged approximately 50 residential homes and busines...

State closing juvenile facility in Larned…and other headlines: July 8, 2016

andy lambertJuly 8, 2016

The state is closing the juvenile correctional facility at Larned over the next 12 months. The Department of Corrections announced the plans, pointing to a 30 percent drop in inmates since 2010. An agency official claims workers there will be given the chance to keep working for the state in other roles. Fort Riley officials say a soldier stationed at the fort has been found dead. Fort officials ...

Headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: July 7, 2016

andy lambertJuly 7, 2016

Sedgwick County commissioners are officially asking the Kansas Legislature to ban immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from getting in-state tuition or help from a federal nutrition program. The resolution passed 3-2 Wednesday after nearly two hours of public debate. Commissioners supporting the resolution claim they are seeking a clear directive from Kansas government on issues related to thos...

Federal judge prevents Kansas from cutting Medicaid for Planned Parenthood affiliates…and other

andy lambertJuly 6, 2016

A federal judge has blocked Kansas from cutting off Medicaid funding for two Planned Parenthood affiliates. The judge issued the temporary order Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by local Planned Parenthood affiliates. The state planned to cut off funding on July 7 for services such as exams and cancer screenings for poor patients receiving health coverage through Kansas' Medicaid program. Federal courts...

Man falls 120 feet from turbine expected to survive…and other Today in Kansas headlines: July ...

andy lambertJuly 5, 2016

A man who fell 120 feet while working on a wind turbine is expected to survive. The Pratt County Sheriff Vernon Chinn says that worker was seriously hurt during the tumble onto muddy ground while he was repairing a blade on a wind generator near Pratt. Emergency responders found the man coherent and able to talk. Another worker was found hanging from his safety harness 120 feet in the air. It's be...

Industrial accident claims lives in Wichita…and other Today in Kansas headlines: July 1, 2016

andy lambertJuly 1, 2016

Two men are dead after an industrial accident in Wichita. It happened at Occidental Chemical Corporation. A preliminary investigation suggests the men's mechanical equipment failed and that's what caused their deaths, but the full probe isn't done yet. Officials add no chemicals were released from the plant. The KBI is looking for a pair of trucks believed to be linked to a woman's death near Ass...

Multiple fatalities in Sherman Co crash…and other headlines: June 30, 2016

andy lambertJune 30, 2016

Five people are dead after a crash on I-70 in Sherman County. The KHP says a semi truck rear-ended an SUV 11 miles east of Goodland, pushing that vehicle into a ditch where it rolled and landed on the roof. Several people are hurt in addition to the five killed. The driver of the big rig wasn't seriously hurt. A Kansas man gets 25 years in prison without parole for taking part in a four-state met...

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