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UPDATE: Missing Falls City Teen Located Safe

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UPDATE: Kansas Missing & Unsolved reports that Sarah Norton was located and is safe. No further details available as of right now. The Falls City Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Sarah Norton, a 16-year-old girl who went missing on Friday night. Norton was to spend the night with a friend, but never arrived. The Falls ... Read More »

Riley County Police Release “Fake Patty’s Day” Weekend Statistics

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On the weekend of March 7, 2014 to March 9, 2014, the Riley County Police Department with assistance from the Junction City Police Department, Emporia Police Department, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Hays Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to several calls for service in relation to the Fake Patty’s Day 2014 event. Other emergency ... Read More »

RSVP offering free income tax assistance beginning Feb. 6

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Low and moderate income individuals, families and senior citizens can once again receive free assistance in completing and filing their federal, state and local tax returns through RSVP of Northeast Kansas’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). For more than 20 years, RSVP volunteers have assisted residents with low and moderate incomes who need help with their basic tax returns through ... Read More »

Marshall County Woman Sentenced To Prison For Second-Degree Murder

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MARYSVILLE – (March 6, 2012) – A Marysville woman has been sentenced to nearly 15 years in prison for second-degree intentional murder and aggravated assault, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Amanda Baynton, 25, was sentenced Tuesday in Marshall County District Court by Judge John L. Weingart to 178 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. The crimes occurred ... Read More »

Marysville Council Approves New Police Auxilary Program

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The Marysville City Council approved a new police auxiliary program at their Monday night meeting.  Police Chief Todd Ackerman requested the program to help with personnel issues in specific situations.  The new auxiliary personnel would not be armed.   According to Ackerman the auxiliary personnel would only use force as a last resort.  Their primary function would be to observe and ... Read More »

SRS Reforms Take Effect October 1st

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The Kansas Secretary of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Rob (said-leck-ee) Siedlecki, addressed reforms for rules for applicants and recipients of several state welfare programs. According to Siedlecki the changes affect Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Child Care Assistance The changes will go into effect October 1st. and include: • Persons must start searching for ... Read More »

USDA designates counties as natural disaster areas

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   WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 15 counties in Nebraska as primary natural disaster areas due to flooding that began May 1, 2011, and continues.      “This action provides help to hundreds of producers who suffered significant losses to corn, soybeans, dry beans, sugar beets, wheat, and forage crops, as well as ... Read More »

USDA offers resources for those affected by extreme weather

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WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 —The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers in states across the country that USDA offers a variety of resources for those affected by recent extreme weather, including floods, drought, fires and tornadoes. USDA also urges producers in need or those with questions to contact their local county or state USDA Service Center or ... Read More »

RSVP Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance

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During the 2009 Tax Season, over 600 taxpayers in Northeast Kansas had their federal and state income tax forms prepared free of charge by RSVP’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  RSVP of Northeast Kansas is again sponsoring the VITA program, as well as the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program.  Volunteers will help prepare federal and state tax ... Read More »

Aid To Kansas Schools May Cause Staff Reductions

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Kansas school districts might have to cut their budgets for the current year as state revenues slowly recover. Kansas education officials say more funds are needed to cover increasing numbers of students, and more of those students need assistance because of the economy.  State revenues are improving in part because of a new 1 cent increase in the state sales ... Read More »