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Kansas attorney general plans campaign on human trafficking
June 18, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says his office is launching a statewide billboard campaign against human trafficking.
Four soccer players named to all-state teams
June 18, 2015
Four local soccer players were recently named to the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association all-state teams, receiving recognition for their outstanding performances during the 2015 season.
Hutchinson transforms into Smallville again
June 18, 2015
Hutchinson will transform itself into Superman’s hometown again this weekend.
Tonganoxie’s Kirby McRill Aventure Walk/Run is Saturday
June 18, 2015
A unique 5K walk that pays homage to a not-so-ordinary namesake is back for its second year Saturday and organizers are hoping several teams sign up in the coming days. The Kirby McRill Adventure Walk and 5K run will start with registration at 7 a.m. Saturday at The Jewel on Main at Fourth and Main streets in the downtown Tonganoxie area.
Kansas man charged with molestation arrested in California
June 18, 2015
Police say a suburban Kansas City music instructor charged with child molestation has been arrested in California.
Basehor ‘gaining traction’ in push for EMS expansion
June 18, 2015
After three years of asking the county to expand its EMS services in Basehor, city officials believe they are finally gaining traction.
Kansas commerce secretary resigning to take job as CEO
June 17, 2015
Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George plans to step down in July to become the CEO of a nonprofit group that provides alcohol and substance abuse treatment in seven states.
No charges after federal probe into Kansas election loans
June 17, 2015
Federal prosecutors have completed their investigation into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign by his lieutenant governor and plan to bring no criminal charges, the governor’s office said Wednesday.
Royals, mascot face civil case in hot dog injury
June 17, 2015
Jurors have begun deliberations in a lawsuit against the Kansas City Royals by a man who was struck in the eye by a foil-wrapped hotdog flung by the team’s mascot.
Tonganoxie police investigating sexual assault case involving 13-year-old
June 17, 2015
Tonganoxie police continue to investigate an alleged sexual assault case involving a 13-year-old girl at an underage party.
Face to Face: Basehor pastor Duane McCracken
June 17, 2015
Duane McCracken, pastor with the First Baptist Church of Basehor, shares a little about himself in this week’s Face to Face.
Kansas governor says deficit plan is not a tax increase
June 16, 2015
Even though Kansas will raise sales and cigarette taxes to balance its budget, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that it’s not a tax increase because his economic policies still will have the state’s residents paying less in taxes than they did three years ago.
Edwardsville police recover missing Airstream
June 16, 2015
Edwardsville Police Department reported today that officers discovered a 1962 Airstream trailer stolen from Kansas City, Kan., based on a tip from a resident.
Art festival, patriotic celebration to take over Downtown Bonner June 27
June 16, 2015
June 27 will be a day full of entertainment in Downtown Bonner Springs.
Quapaw tribe seeks dismissal of lawsuit over casino plans
June 16, 2015
The Quapaw Tribe wants a federal court to toss out the lawsuit Kansas filed seeking to block the tribe from expanding its Downstream Casino in Oklahoma into southeast Kansas.
Governor signs bill on $25 withdrawal for welfare recipients
June 16, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that allows the state to change controversial limits on the amount of money welfare recipients could withdraw from ATMs.
Former nurse accused of sexual assaulting Kansas patients
June 16, 2015
A former nurse charged last year with sexually assaulting patients at a Kansas City, Kansas, hospital is now accused of sexually assaulting patients at a Johnson County hospital.
Former Shawnee music teacher charged with molestation missing from house arrest
June 16, 2015
Authorities say a former music instructor at Funky Munky Music in Shawnee charged with child molestation has removed his ankle bracelet and fled house arrest.
Remember When for June 18, 2015
June 15, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Edwardsville set to turn 100 next month
June 15, 2015
Edwardsville reaches a major milestone next month. Edwardsville became a city of the third class in late July, 1915, making the community 100 years old!