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June 09, 2017 - 2:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed the first reported case of West Nile virus this year. The health department said in a news release Friday that the infected person lives in Barton County. The agency also said preliminary tests found the West Nile...
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Steve Boyer
June 01, 2017 - 5:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, has closed Marion Reservoir in Marion County (Marion County Lake is not closed) and all recreational...
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May 26, 2017 - 10:15 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state plans to convert the Larned Correctional Mental Health into a medium security prison for 18-to-25-year-old inmates. The Kansas Department of Corrections said this week the inmates housed at Larned would have less than three years left to serve. The Hutchinson News...
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May 25, 2017 - 7:58 am
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas food distributor has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of precooked sausage products that might contain metal. The recall was announced Wednesday by Armour Eckrich Meats in Junction City. The Food Safety and Inspection Service says the recall includes more than 8,...
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May 22, 2017 - 7:56 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The city of Pretty Prairie has reached a deal with federal regulators designed to ensure its residents have safe drinking water. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten approved the settlement Monday in litigation brought by the Environmental Protection Agency. The government...
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May 09, 2017 - 2:15 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A research group that supports abortion rights says more than half of women of reproductive age live in states with unneeded restrictions on abortion facilities. The analysis released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute comes after a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year...
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Ted Woodward
April 28, 2017 - 2:02 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Saturday, April 29, marks the semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. From 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, local police officers, Sedgwick County sheriff's department deputies, and agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency will be available as citizens...
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April 15, 2017 - 1:49 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are moving to see that assets of a financially troubled nonprofit Catholic hospital in Topeka remain in the state if its out-of-state owner sells it. Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced late Friday that he would examine the financial structure of St...
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April 13, 2017 - 10:34 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say they'll complain to Kansas about smoke from its agriculture burning that sometimes makes it unhealthy to breathe in some parts of Nebraska. The Health Department in Lincoln issued a health warning Wednesday, warning people to stay indoors. Gov. Pete...
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Ted Woodward
April 06, 2017 - 2:38 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Range-burning is going on in the Flint Hills of Kansas to the northeast of Wichita, and smoke from those fires could be making its way into the Wichita area late Thursday evening and throughout Friday. Baylee Cunningham. an Air Quality specialist with the City of Wichita,...
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