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Men arrested for trespassing…at the county jail

andy lambertJune 15, 2015

Two men were arrested for trespassing - at the jail. Sheriff's deputies in Ellis County got a call from their own communications center, with dispatchers saying they heard odd noises coming from a part of the building that's under construction. Officers found the two on the jail floor, and gave them a cell. ...

Ancient Indian settlement discovered

andy lambertJune 15, 2015

An archaeological dig near Arkansas City turns up evidence of a Native American settlement going back more than 400 years. Researchers also found lead and iron balls, the same kind of ammo that was shot by Spanish conquistadors in the area in the 1500's. A professor from Wichita State believes the site is Etzanoa stood, which was inhabited by about 20-thousand ancestors of the Wichita Indians. ...

Family hospitalized after house explosion

andy lambertJune 15, 2015

All four people taken to the hospital after a house explosion in Riley County are out of the hospital. Three of them are kids. Investigators are still looking into exactly what caused that. When crews showed up, they found the home on fire and the garage door had been blown clean off. ...

Tests improve in 2015

andy lambertJune 15, 2015

Officials say the 2015 Kansas math and reading tests went off essentially without a hitch, which is a sharp departure from last year. Technical problems and cyberattacks ultimately led to the 2014 numbers being thrown out. The testing center at KU designed and administered the test, and contracted with a private company to shield the testing platform from cyberattacks. Those blocked schools from g...

Criminal on the loose in KC suburbs

andy lambertJune 15, 2015

A hunt is on for a man in the Kansas City suburbs who cut off his ankle bracelet and disappeared. He faced several child sex charges, accused of sexually assaulting at least three of his music students who were under 14 at the time. Families of the kids have been told he's on the run.  He'd been staying with a relative while out on bail. ...

Legislators…more work to be done

andy lambertJune 15, 2015

The work for lawmakers is far from over, despite a deal on taxes and the budget. State senators barely passed the spending and revenue proposals, 21-19 at the start of the weekend. Many of those legislators are still concerned about the state of Kansas' fiscal affairs, and wondering how to sell the situation to voters. The plan brings in $384 million more in revenue by hiking the state sales tax t...

Accident in Sheridan County

andy lambertJune 12, 2015

A man from Woodson is in the hospital after crossing the center line of US 24 in Sheridan County. He was headed east, about 17 miles west of Hill City, when he went left of center and hit a pickup driven by 24-year old Cody Groth from Hill City. Groth wasn't hurt. ...

Governor Brownback disappointed lawmakers

andy lambertJune 12, 2015

Governor Sam Brownback says he's "very disappointed" in the Kansas House's failure to pass a tax plan. But he still thinks lawmakers can reach a compromise on how to close a huge budget gap. The governor says he remains focused on filling the state's looming deficit through tax increases rather than budget cuts. The governor's administration claims Kansas' bond ratings will be hurt if the state l...

Big 1st will have at least 2 challengers

andy lambertJune 12, 2015

A third candidate is announcing plans to run in the Republican primary in Kansas' 1st Congressional District. Alan LaPolice, announcing his candidacy last night in Clyde. He lost to Tim Huelskamp in the primary last year. Roger Marshall of Great Bend is also running in the GOP primary next year. ...

Rainfall Reports: 6-11-15

andy lambertJune 11, 2015

Following are rainfall reports as reported by our listeners. These are unofficial reports: Bernie Huelsman, 13 miles NE of Oakley - .37 Myron Molanosky, 3 miles NE of Voda - .36 Robert Waldman, 6 miles south of Grinnell - .54 KC Ranch, 17 miles north of Bird City - .30 Arnold Sower, NE of Quinter - .50 Cowboy, Angelus - .25 KXXX Studios, Colby - .65 ...




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