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CHEROKEE COUNTY FIRE

  • Fire departments from Columbus, Weir, and Scammon responded to a fire near Columbus, Kansas just before 4pm Monday afternoon.  No word on what led to the grass fire around Center Star and Northeast 30th Road.  The owner says about ten acres burned.  No one was injured, and no livestock or structures were threatened.

FLU FIGHT

  • A "Via Christi Hospital" ER doctor says people are getting hit harder with the flu this year than last year.  Doctors say young kids, the elderly and people with COPD and asthma are more at risk for flu complications.  And to help them, you should help yourself.  First, wash your hands well.  And if you do get sick, health officials say don't go out in public and spread the virus. 

COMPUTER GLITCH

  • An apparent computer glitch created big headaches for some air travelers on New Year's Day.  For two hours last night, the customs and border protection's passport processing system was down nationwide.  That meant all passports had to be checked manually, leading to long lines of passengers in Miami and at other international airports around the country.

TRUMP IN D.C.

  • After spending the holidays in sunny Palm Beach, Florida, President Trump returned to the White House last night.  Today, Mister Trump is scheduled to have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence, as the White House prioritizes its legislative agenda for 2018.
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  • Extreme Weather Kills Father and Son

    Extreme Weather Kills Father and Son

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:06:03 GMT

    "We're actually headed to the widow's house to pay our condolences," said Brian Liming. Liming and his friends paid a brief stop to a spot on a county road, just north of Independence, Kansas. It's where Brian's high school classmate Dennis Catron Jr. and his father, Dennis Catron Sr., lost their lives. 

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    "We're actually headed to the widow's house to pay our condolences," said Brian Liming. Liming and his friends paid a brief stop to a spot on a county road, just north of Independence, Kansas. It's where Brian's high school classmate Dennis Catron Jr. and his father, Dennis Catron Sr., lost their lives. 

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  • Families Respond: No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    Families Respond: No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:44:13 GMT
    Mr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the rightMr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the right
    Mr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the rightMr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the right

    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

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    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

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  • Downstream & Quapaw Tribe Donate to Campaign to Legalize Casinos in Arkansas

    Downstream & Quapaw Tribe Donate to Campaign to Legalize Casinos in Arkansas

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:55:28 GMT

    An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring Oklahoma. 

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    An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring Oklahoma. 

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