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Sheriff: Inmate orchestrated drug deals over jail pay phone
July 8, 2015
A central Kansas sheriff says a tip that a jail inmate was orchestrating drug deals using the facility’s pay phone system has led to the arrest of three people and seizure of more than a pound of methamphetamine.
Kansas AG named to national group’s new agriculture panel
July 8, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been appointed to a committee established by the national group for state attorneys general to study legal issues surrounding agriculture.
Bond increase for Kansas man charged with molestation
July 8, 2015
A Johnson County judge has increased the bond for a suburban Kansas City music teacher accused of molesting students.
Baldwin City to seek KDOT funding for Eisenhower Street/US 56 intersection improvements
July 8, 2015
Just weeks before work is to start on one intersection along the city’s U.S. Highway 56 corridor, the Baldwin City Council on Monday took a step toward improving another. The council approved contracting BG Consultants for $500 to make application for Kansas Department of Transportation corridor management access construction funds to improve the Eisenhower Street/U.S. Highway 56 intersection.
Baldwin City Barracuda swim team successfully ‘tests the waters’
July 8, 2015
In preparation for their final meet of the season Wednesday in Ottawa, the Baldwin City Barracudas had their last practice of the year Tuesday on a unseasonably cool day. “It’s a good thing the pool is heated, or there woul
Kansas allowing concealed guns in Statehouse without permit
July 8, 2015
Visitors to the Kansas Statehouse can bring concealed guns into the historic building without a state permit under a new state law.
Eudora seeks county funding for paramedics, ambulance; sheriff requests funds for corrections
July 8, 2015
There are a lot of big requests and a lot of things to balance, so it’s a tough one,” she said. Because the county’s proposed 2016 budget has not yet been finished, Weinaug said it is difficult to estimate the request’s possible impact on property taxes. However, if approved, the request could potentially increase property tax rates by more than half a mill.