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Suspects arrested for reported Russell Co. armed robbery
RUSSELL COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a juvenile suspect in connection with an armed robbery. Just after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, the Russell County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Hays Police Department. The initial information described a possible kidnapping in the area
Poch� brings sparkle to downtown Russell
RUSSELL — They were told to wear their sparkles for Tuesday night’s event in downtown Russell, and wear them they did. Women in formal gowns with sequins and jewelry, men in their finest suits, girls in long, frilly dresses — and a few people in jeans, ball caps and even sweats — gathered at the cor
Suspect shot after shooting at authorities in north-central Kansas
SMITH COUNTY, Kan. — A suspect who fired shots at Kansas Highway Patrol troopers has been life-flighted to the hospital after they were shot by troopers in north-central Kansas.
Charles E. “Chuck” Vsetecka
Charles E. “Chuck” Vsetecka, age 96, of Victoria, KS, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 at Via Christi Village-Hays. He was born on July 10, 1922 in Sargent, NE to Frank and Rose (Seda) Vsetecka. On August 27, 1946 he was united in marriage to Estelle M. Schmidtberger. To this union they had
Rosemary “Rosie” Schulte
Rosemary “Rosie” Schulte, age 91, of Victoria, Kansas died Friday, December 14, 2018, at Homestead Assisted Living in Hays, Kansas. She was born August 23, 1927, in Victoria to Edgar F. and Lydia (Staab) Brungardt. She married Melvin J. “Meff” Gross on January 29, 1950, at West Covina, California. H
Foster homes needed to care for area's children
Kansas is in desperate need of families to provide homes for children in foster care. The need is at an all time high, according to experts at St. Francis Ministries, a foster-care and adoption provider that has offices throughout Kansas and in five other states.
Troopers Shoot Suspect in NW Kansas
One person was shot by officers in an incident in Northwest Kansas on Saturday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, at 10:39 am, troopers were called to assist in Northwest Smith County in an attempted homicide case.
No. 25 Kansas St. tops Ga. St., but key seniors hurt
No. 25 Kansas State beat Georgia State 71-59 Saturday in Manhattan, Kan., but it was a costly victory. Senior stars Dean Wade and Kamau Stokes left the game in the second half with leg injuries.
Homeless man sues Topeka for $2.77 million after fall from gap in Kansas Avenue Bridge
A former resident of the Topeka Rescue Mission says his fall from a gap in the Kansas Avenue Bridge in July left him physically and mentally damaged for the rest of his life. Topeka attorney Eric Kjorlie filed the $2.77 million lawsuit on behalf of Trong Turner, 20, who fell 30 feet through the gap
Hays man bound over on pursuit charges
A Hays man who eluded law enforcement after a pursuit that reached near 100 mph in the city in August was bound over for arraignment Wednesday on charges related to a chase. Matthew Alivs, 28, was charged Oct. 9 in Ellis County District Court with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, atte
Garden City man pleads not guilty to battery charge
A Garden City man pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon in Ellis County District Court to a charge of aggravated battery related to a fight that broke out during a May softball game in Hays.
Beer licenses, Grow Hays on tap for Hays commission
The Hays City Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday evening at City Hall, 1507 Main St. The commissioners will consider approving new and renewing beer licenses for 10 businesses for consumption on premises only; for 17 businesses for sale in unopened containers and not f
Sacred Heart Survives at Russell
Sacred Heart keeps its 41-straight league winning streak in tact with a 50-44 win over Russell on Tuesday night at Amos Morris Gym in Russell. It was never easy though for the Knights. Russell raced out to an 18-5 toward the end of the first stanza.
Grow Hays has changed, but mission is still the same
Streaming movie giant Netflix and the co-working BriefSpace at 219 W. 10th have something in common. Hays’ unique co-working space provides high-speed Internet that benefits the world’s largest online entertainment provider, according to Doug Williams, executive director of Grow Hays, the developer
Kansas duo held on $50K Bond on 10 drug allegations
RILEY COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects on numerous drug charges. Simonsen has a previous drug conviction, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Kansas named one hub for human trafficking in the U.S.
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The federal government has named Kansas a hub for human trafficking in the U.S., and now Kansas organizations are partnering together to decrease these crimes.
Bomb threat hoax extends across Kansas
Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) - WIchita Police say even though they got multiple calls about bomb threats across Wichita on Wednesday, the threats do not appear to be serious. "All I can tell you is that we've received phone calls to 911 to reference threats that were made. Bomb threats that were made," sa
Kansas Republican Representative Tom Cox offers advice for Senator Roberts: Retire, you're super old
A lot of attention has been placed on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her ongoing efforts to change the status quo. But in Kansas Republican ranks today, House Representative Tom Cox offered a frank assessment of Pat Roberts.
Tescott boys go 0-3 in season opener
Last week Tescott High School hosted their Tip-Off Tournament with four area high schools. Sylvan-Lucas, Wilson, Southern Cloud and Tescott all participated in this tournament last week.
Former Hays High para sentenced for child endangerment
A former para at Hays High School was sentenced to 18 months of probation Monday after pleading no contest earlier this year to aggravated child endangerment. Taylor Nicole Rogers was initially charged with unlawful attempted solicitation of a 17-year-old Hays High School student but pled to the les