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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 committee as the reason they wanted him out.

Huelskamp’s campaign took an unusual step shortly after the first numbers came in – kicking all the media there, out. Huelskamp later addressed supporters behind closed doors with the press still not allowed in. The loss makes Huelskamp just the 2nd U.S. Rep from Kansas to lose a primary since 1964.

Four people are in the hospital after a semi forced the car they were in off I-70 in Dickinson County. They were in the left lane when the big rig moved over, forcing them into the median where they hit a guardrail, swerved back across the road and hit a bridge.

The couple from Newton accused of abusing three kids they adopted plead not guilty to abuse, battery, and torture charges. Court documents show one of the kids was regularly beaten with a wooden spoon and had his arm broken when he tried to run away from home.

Not guilty is the plea from a man accused of selling drugs while he was a counselor at an elementary school in Hutichinson. Police do not believe he sold the drugs from his office, and investigators claim they found marijuana and cocaine as well as paraphernalia at his home but nothing at school.

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