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Highway Patrol Set To Start Texting Enforcement July 1st

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The July 4th holiday is this week, and the Kansas Highway Patrol has some important enforcement initiatives that motorists should be aware of. Beginning July 1, and lasting through July 10, the Patrol will be conducting a texting enforcement initiative. Troopers will be out looking for drivers who are violating Kansas’ texting law, and will be citing those observed in ... Read More »

Motorists Beware: Kansas Deer-Vehicle Collisions Peak in Mid-November

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TOPEKA — Deer can be spotted near our state’s roadways any time of the year. However, in the fall, motorists should be especially vigilant for deer crossing the highways. Deer breeding season peaks in mid-November, and this marks the period when deer-vehicle collisions are highest. That’s why the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Looking For Man Impersonating A Cop

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Law enforcement personnel are looking for a man impersonating a police officer. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office put out a notice today to be on the lookout for 45-year-old Robert Wayne Helms of Pittsburg, who could be connected to up to 25 cases of impersonating a police officer, and trying to cash fake checks. According to the release, Helms could be ... Read More »

New State Income Tax Rules

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As the end of the 2011 rapidly approaches, the Kansas Department of Revenue has begun posting information concerning the changes in state income tax laws that take effect January 1st. The state of Kansas has sent out mailers to 160,000 businesses to inform them about the new tax law and how it applies to them. State Revenue Department Spokesperson Jeannine ... Read More »

Another Scam Warning

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The Division of SHIP Relations was notified about a scam which occurs when someone, who claims to be a jury duty coordinator, calls a person to verify they received a summons for jury duty, and that a warrant had been issued for their arrest. If the person states they never received a summons, the scammer asks for their Social Security number ... Read More »

Pursuit Ends Near Wetmore

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A 30-mile pursuit Sunday ended just 8 miles north of Wetmore.  The pursuit travelled through rural Jackson and Nemaha Counties. Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says Randall S. Rodvelt, a 43-year-old Circleville man, fled from officers as they responded to a domestic disturbance reported around 1:20 Sunday afternoon in Circleville.  According to reports Rodvelt allegedly battered a deputy.  Rodvelt allegedly ... Read More »

Seneca Juvenille Arrested for Discharging Firearm

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17-year-old Dillian Kaster of Seneca was arrested Friday on charges of driving under the influence, transporting an open container, minor in possession, fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, criminal discharge of a firearm and reckless driving. The Nemaha County Sheriff‘s office reports an on-duty officer attempted to stop Kaster after recognizing the vehicle he was driving as ... Read More »

Former Gage County Officer Faces Assault Charges

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Former Gage County law enforcement officer Terry Stiles appeared for a hearing on Friday. Stiles faces third degree assault of a child charges from events that allegedly occurred in the summer of 2009. The trial is scheduled to begin on September 27th and is scheduled for three days. A conviction of third degree sexual assault of a child could result ... Read More »

Standoff in Downs Results in Shooting

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GUNFIRE EXCHANGED; SUSPECT IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING STANDOFF IN DOWNS Shortly before 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, law enforcement officers were attempting to locate a Downs, Kan. resident, Matthew D. Thille, 20-years-old, for an incident that occurred at the Jewell County Courthouse. At approximately 11:31 a.m., a Mitchell County deputy spotted Thille traveling westbound on US-24, at which point a ... Read More »

Macomber Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

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Stephen Alan Macomber pleaded not guilty to 10 charges in Marshall County District Court Tuesday morning. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on June 7, 2010. The incident included the shooting Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Fernando Salcedo and the kidnapping of Hedy Saville who lives in Blue Rapids. Macomber pleaded not guilty to: — Attempted first-degree murder of ... Read More »