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New prosecutor named for western Kansas county
A new prosecutor has been picked for a western Kansas county where the former prosecutor decided to step down after the sheriff was acquitted of a misdemeanor. The Great Bend Tribune reports that the Barton County Republican Committee unanimously appointed Levi Morris as the new county attorney Mond
Carnival workers charged in deaths of Kansas fair vendors
GREAT BEND, KS (KCTV/AP) -- Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest.
Barton County resident formally charged in Reno County case
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — One of two people arrested for drug distribution charges on Nov. 29 was back in court Friday for the formal reading of charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Lacy Glenn and 42-year-old Jamie Bahr are both facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, hydrocodone and clonazepam with int
Police: Decapitated cobra, hallucinogenic mushrooms found at Kansas man's home
GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) - GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) - Great Bend police said they confiscated a large quantity of hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside a Great Bend man's home. They also found a Coral Cobra that was decapitated.
3 charged with capital murder of couple at Barton County Fair
GREAT BEND – Three individuals have been charged with capital murder in connection with two deaths in July in Barton County, according to Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Two other individuals are charged with related crimes.
Sheriff: Kansas man arrested, stolen guns recovered
BARTON COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect on burglary charges. On Monday, Rush County authorities received a report of a burglary and theft involving several stolen firearms, according to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir.
Kansas man bitten by snake, charged with drug possession
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Great Bend police who responded to reports that a man was bitten by a venomous snake allegedly found the snake decapitated and hallucinogenic mushrooms at his home.
Central Powers Past Great Bend
Salina Central girls basketball head coach Chris Fear noted that having Tuesday night off would benefit his team after a 20-point loss in the season opener. Freshman Hampton Williams recorded her first double-double, the Central defense forced 20-plus turnovers, and the Lady Mustangs handled the Gre
Cops didn’t know about the mushroom stash — until his cobra bit him, Kansas police say
Before animal control could take his exotic and venomous snake away, a Kansas man decapitated and buried it, police said in a statement posted to Facebook. That didn’t stop police from finding that Coral Cobra, though — or the man’s “large quantity” of hallucinogenic mushrooms, according to the post
Great Bend hosts Girls Wrestling Tournament
Seventy-two girl wrestlers gathered in Great Bend to take part in the Great Bend Girls Varsity Wrestling Tournament. The event was held in the Panther Athletic Center alongside a boys junior varsity wrestling tournament. Due to a large number of grapplers, the tournaments took place over five mats.
Police: Kansas man had drugs, cobra in his home
GREAT BEND, Kan. (KAKE) - Police in central Kansas have arrested a 25-year-old man who had drugs and a Coral Cobra snake in his home. Great Bend officers were called Tuesday afternoon to a report of a man in possession of an exotic venomous snake. They arrived in the 1000 block of Taft and made cont
Risk management insurance on commission agenda
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes county risk management and insurance proposals, occupancy agreements for the county’s building at 12th and Kansas, Great Bend, and an update on county departmental ac
Fresh warning to pet owners in Houston about Asian ladybugs after graphic image of one dogs' mouth
Experts have issued a fresh warning to pet owners about Asian ladybugs after a disturbing image showed how they can burrow into the roof of dogs' mouths. Pest control specialists say those with animals should be extra cautious at this time of year.
Kansas man bitten by Cobra, arrested on drug charges
BARTON COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect on drug charges after dispute over a snake. Just before 5p.m. Tuesday, police were notified of a subject at 1017 Taft in Great Bend who was in possession of an exotic, venomous snake in violation of Great Bend City Ordinance.
Great Bend man pleads guilty to burglary
A suspect in an Oct. 28 burglary in Great Bend entered guilty pleas Thursday to residential burglary and theft, Assistant Barton County Attorney Douglas Matthews said. Horacio Carrasco-Olivas appeared with his attorney, Richard Boeckman, and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. His plea was a
HHS swimmers finish 4th at Great Bend
GREAT BEND, Kan. — The Hutch High swim team had another good showing at the Great Bend Invitational on Tuesday. The Hawks finished in fourth place in the seven-team meet. Great Bend won. Dodge City took second, Garden City third.
Great Bend man sentenced for distributing child porn
GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) - A 49-year-old Great Bend man was sentenced today to 165 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography.
Railers claim four titles at Valley Center
VALLEY CENTER – The Newton High School wrestling team claimed a third-place finish Tuesday at the Valley Center December Pools Tournament. Great Bend won the nine-team tournament with 192 points, followed by Bishop Carroll at 156.5, Newton at 151 and Valley Center at 133.
Tuesday's area high school basketball roundup
Updated: Dec. 4, 2018, 11:13 p.m. Hoisington played perfect basketball with a 30-0 scoring run to stretch a 18-13 lead to 48-13 in the Gene Keady Classic. Leading scorer Drew Nicholson scored 16 of his game-high 21 points during that splendid stretch. Mason Haxton added 10 points. The Cardinals had
Former center head faces theft-related charges
Stephanie Roehrman, former director of the Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center, is set to make her first appearance Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Ellsworth County District Court. Roehrman, 47, who was booked into jail Nov. 20 in Salina on an outstanding warrant, faces multiple counts of theft from the ce