Man Gets 12 Years for Dodge City Bank Robbery

A man gets more than 12 years in prison for armed bank robbery in Dodge City. This week, a 33-year-old California man, Angel Garcia Aguirre, was sentenced to 147 months in federal prison for the armed robbery. The sentence is equal to 12 years, 3 months. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas,...
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Redistricting Debate Continues for Legislators

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Committees in the Kansas House and Senate are facing critical votes on legislation redrawing the state’s political boundaries. The House Redistricting Committee scheduled a debate and a vote Wednesday on a bill adjusting the outlines of the state’s four U.S. House districts. The Senate approved a bipartisan plan last month, but Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and...
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Kansas Headlines

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The first tax bill of the 2012 session is one vote away from heading to the Kansas Senate, where its prospects are less than certain. House members are set to take a final vote on the legislation today. It’d reduce income tax rates and eliminate the sales tax charged on food. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)...
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State Dog Proposal Kenneled

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A proposal to name a state dog has lost its bite. A Kansas House committee on Monday declined to hear a bill that would have named the cairn terrier the official state dog. The breed is best known in Kansas for playing Toto in “The Wizard of Oz.” Brenda Moore, of the South Central Kansas...
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Comedian to Perform in Dodge City

From Bill Cosby to blue collar; another comedian is setting a performance for southwest Kansas. Officials at United Wireless Arena in Dodge City have announced that Ron White will perform Saturday, May 12. White, perhaps best known for his role on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, also has two Grammy nominations and a gold...
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Aquifer Conference Continues in Garden City

The Ogallala Aquifer is the focus of two days of free workshops in Garden City, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture brings research and presentations on regional water issues. Organizers say the conference will highlight water policy impact, groundwater availability, irrigation strategies, drought-tolerant corn, and crop rotation effects on water use, among other topics....
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Kansas Sets Ag Export Record

It’s a new record set in Kansas for agriculture exports sent out into the world. According to officials with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, new data from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service says Kansas ag exports in 2011 hit a record-high amount of $3.68 billion. That beats the old record set back in 2008, and...
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Camel Gives Birth in Garden City

One of the world’s endangered species just grew in population by one, thanks to a birth at Garden City’s Lee Richardson Zoo. The newborn female Bactrian camel, just days old, already stands at four-and-a-half feet tall, and weighs 121 pounds. Zoo director Kathy Sexon says this is the eighth birth for the mother camel....
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