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Several New Laws in Kansas Go Into Effect This Week

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Several new laws go into effect this week, and two laws that were effective last July with a one-year warning period become enforceable with a citation. The Patrol would like to remind motorists of these changes, and encourage them to follow these important traffic laws. Kansas Seatbelt Law Kansas’ new Primary Seatbelt law has been effective since June 10, 2010, ... Read More »

Man dies at Country Stampede

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A 20-year-old man who was attending the 15th annual Country Stampede music festival near Manhattan died early Thursday morning, authorities said.  Law enforcement officials were investigating circumstances surrounding the death on Thursday morning, but foul play is not suspected.  According to Sheriff Riat the man sought out security and Pottawatomie County sheriff’s officers around 3 a.m. Thursday at the Stampede ... Read More »

KHP Reports No Fatality Accidents Over Memorial Weekend

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The Memorial Day holiday weekend marks the beginning of the summer travel season for people across the nation. Last weekend, the Patrol and other law enforcement personnel from throughout the state worked to help ensure motorists reached their destinations safely. The Patrol’s preliminary figures from the holiday weekend activity are in, and for the Memorial Day 2010 holiday reporting period (6:00 p.m. Fri., May 28 until ... Read More »

Law enforcement memorial service scheduled

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The 28th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held Friday at 12 noon at the Law Enforcement monument, located on the northeast quadrant of the Statehouse grounds. The ceremony comes a few days before National Police week, which is May 9th through the 15th, and in advance of National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, held on the 15th. Kansas Highway ... Read More »

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

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If you didn’t know, this week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, a week designated to honor those who perform dispatching duties for law enforcement. The Kansas Highway Patrol reminds us, when a member of the public or an officer needs help during an emergency, dispatchers become their lifeline, ensuring that the appropriate assistance is contacted and en route to ... Read More »

Kansas Highway Patrol Releases 2009 Annual Report

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Colonel Terry Maple, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, released the agency’s 2009 Annual Report today. The report includes statistical information, department descriptions, and highlights the agency’s activities during 2009. The Annual Report features the Patrol’s service to others including citizens in the state, travelers on the roads, and other organizations, both in the public and private sectors. Thank you notes received by the agency are ... Read More »

Bern woman crashes attempting to outrun police

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A Bern woman was injured on a Nemaha County road while being pursued by a law enforcement officer for a traffic violation. The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department reported 22-year-old Natalie Grossenbacher was traveling north on O-4 Road last Thursday night shortly before 11:30 P.M. without headlights while being pursued by an officer.  Grossenbacher  lost control of her car on the ... Read More »

Phone scam trys to scare persons into sending money.

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Attorney General Steve Six is cautioning Kansans about telephone calls from fake debt collectors who are impersonating law enforcement officers in an effort to extort money.  The caller often states they are collecting a debt related to an internet payday loan.    The scam artists have most recently identified themselves as ACS, National Affidavit Processing Department and United Financial Crime Division, but may ... Read More »

Kansas Highway Patrol STEP Program

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The Kansas Highway Patrol, along with local law enforcement agencies throughout the state, will be participating in the Kansas Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign starting today. This special Traffic Enforcement Program – STEP is funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation and is intended to minimize traffic-related injuries and fatalities. The program runs through Saturday, November 29th. The KHP and other agencies ... Read More »

KHP Participates in Special Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement

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The Kansas Highway Patrol, along with local law enforcement agencies throughout the state, will be participating in the Kansas Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign from November 23-29. This Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) is funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and is intended to minimize traffic-related injuries and fatalities. The Patrol and other agencies will focus on impaired drivers, child ... Read More »