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Full House Set to Act on Tuition Bill

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The Kansas House of Representatives will take final action tomorrow on a bill that would repeal a state law allowing some illegal immigrants in Kansas to pay in-state tuition at public universities and colleges. The House passed the controversial bill 69-49 on an unrecorded vote today. Ever since the law was enacted in 2004, critics have argued it encourages illegal ... Read More »

Man Accused of Shooting Marshall County Deputy Appears in Court

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The man accused of shooting a Marshall County Deputy appeared in Marshall County Court on Monday.  Stephen Macomber was bound over for trial here Monday after a preliminary hearing.  In Marshall County Macomber is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, aggravated ... Read More »

Changes in State Fire Code

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The Kansas Fire Marshall’s Office announced this week revisions that have been made to the Kansas Fire Prevention Code. Kansas Fire Marshall Doug Jorgensen said the revisions outline various building and fire code requirements for new and existing facilities in the State of Kansas. Jorgensen is suggesting all Kansas industries review the revised regulations to ensure compliance with current Kansas ... Read More »

Scammers Strike Again

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Scammers are once again trying to use a fake lottery to gather financial information from residents under the guise of winning a sweepstakes. Letters have been mailed informing residents that they have won a MEGA-LOTTERY and all that is needed is personal information so a check can be deposited in their accounts. Another scam is a realistic looking check mailed ... Read More »

Texting While Driving Warnings Done

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The Kansas law banning texting while driving took effect July 1, 2010, but officers could only issue warnings for the first six months. As of Jan. 1, 2011, citations may be written with a minimum fine of $60, plus court costs. Read More »

PATROL PARTICIPATES IN SPECIAL THANKSGIVING TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

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  NEWS RELEASE – November 19, 2010 #2010-85 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT : Technical Trooper Tim McCool (785) 296-6800 The Kansas Highway Patrol, along with local law enforcement agencies throughout the state, will be participating in the Kansas Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign from Monday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 28th. This Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) is funded by the ... Read More »

Grand Jury clears Gage County Corrections

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A Gage County Grand Jury ruled Friday that former jail inmate Cecil Creek died from natural causes. In July 73-year-old Creek was found unresponsive in his cell, was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital and pronounced dead. Nebraska State law requires a grand jury be convened whenever someone dies while in custody. The proceeding is closed to the public. Gage County ... Read More »

Secret shopper program may be a secret fraud

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A fraudulent cashier’s check scheme has been reported in Northeast Kansas. According to law enforcement a citizen received a letter from a company called BESTMARK out of Minnetonka, Minnesota.  The letter advised them that they had been selected to participate in a,“ Secret Shopper” program. A cashier’s check, purportedly from Finance Center Federal Credit Union for $1,490 was enclosed. It ... Read More »

Afterschool Safety Concerns

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A local downtown business owner has expressed concern over the after school traffic in the downtown area.  Children crossing in the middle of the street, playing on skateboards and bicycles or running across crosswalks without looking both ways can lead to an unfortunate accident.  Local law enforcement encourages parents to talk with their children and encourage them to be careful ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioner Minutes

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September 7, 2010 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with Michael J. Keating, Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Thomas K. Holle member; and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda were approved as presented upon ... Read More »