Rice County

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KNSS News
October 17, 2020 - 9:24 am
The KBI is investigating a shooting that critically injured a Lyons police officer and seriously injured another man.
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July 09, 2019 - 2:39 pm
A Silver Alert issued yesterday by the Rice County Sheriff's office has been cancelled, because the missing woman has been found safe! 87-year-old Vonita Renae Colle went missing on Monday afternoon from her home in the 2400 block of Avenue X in Sterling. She was found by 76-year old Garry Battey,...
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April 29, 2019 - 10:37 pm
A manhunt and standoff is over in Rice County. It started with a traffic stop just after 5 p.m. in Sterling, Kan. Rice County Undersheriff Chad Murphy was shot making that traffic stop and police soon surrounded a home 15 miles away from the scene of the shooting in Raymond, Kan. where they...
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Dreamstime
January 03, 2018 - 7:21 am
The identity of a body that was found near Sterling, Kan. has now been confirmed. The Hays Post reports that law enforcement authorities identified the body as that of 42-year-old Dennis Galliart of Reno County. Galliart was found in a wooded area near Sterling on December 22nd, according to Rice...
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Dreamstime
October 29, 2017 - 4:21 pm
FREDERICK, Kan. (AP) - A tiny town in central Kansas is getting a second chance to vote itself out of existence after people in another community mistakenly cast ballots on the issue last year. Residents in Frederick will get another chance Nov. 7 to decide the town's future. Robert Root, acting...
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April 14, 2017 - 4:29 am
LYONS, Kan. (KNSS) - Around 9 a.m. Thursday a fire broke out at the Jacam Chemical facility in Rice County between Sterling and Lyons. Rice County Fire Crews arrived at the fire, but had many problems to deal with. Rice County Emergency Director Greg Klein said fire crews were not able to use water...
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