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Severe Weather Preparedness

John AndersonMarch 13, 2019

Dickinson Emergency Management Director Chancy Smith and Dickinson County Director of Emergency Communications Russell Wilkins visit with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson about being prepared for severe weather and what they do when severe weather hits....

Museum not opening in June.

John AndersonMarch 12, 2019

Dawn Hammett Director of the Dwight D.  Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum visited with KABI Wake Up Call Host John Anderson Tuesday Morning. Hammett revealed that the museum renovation will not open the first week in June. The Government Shutdown put the project behind schedule. Hammett said they hope to open the museum a month later in July. All other D-Day 75 activities will take place...

Salina Military School Announces Closure

Jason VinduskaFebruary 6, 2019

With heavy hearts, the Board of Trustees announces that the 131st Corps of Cadets, will be the last at St. John’s Military School; the school will not reopen after the current year. St. John’s will continue to operate through May 11 culminating with a celebration of its rich history during Commencement Weekend. Until that time, the education and leadership opportunities offered to cadets wi...

TRAGIC FIRE

John AndersonJanuary 31, 2019

Four people are dead after a house fire in Ogden. Crews from the Manhattan Fire Department say they were called to 208 Riley Ave around 3:42 a.m. Thursday. When crews entered the home, they found one person on the first level near the entrance, and three more upstairs. They all died in the blaze.  Officials have not confirmed the identity of the victims. They say the home use to be a business but...

NEW ABILENE SUPERINTENDENT

John AndersonJanuary 19, 2019

The USD 435 Board of Education made a formal offer to Gregory Brown for the position of superintendent, which Mr. Brown has signed. Monday  morning at 7:30 a.m., the USD 435 Board of Education will make the formal acceptance of the offer. Brown is currently serving as the superintendent for schools in USD 366 Yates Center. He is in his fourth year in that position. Previously, Mr. Brown served as...

Arrested in Herington

John AndersonJanuary 3, 2019

Two people are behind bars Thursday morning after a counterfeit money and drug bust in Dickinson County. Around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, Herington Police raided a residence at 1207 North C Street. Once inside they found meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and counterfeit money.  41 year old Nathan David Nuss and 30 year old  Brook Loomis both of Herington were taken into custody. Both face multiple...

2019 Miss Rodeo Kansas

John AndersonJanuary 2, 2019

The 2019 Miss Rodeo Kansas Brooke Wallace, will hold her coronation party at Sterl Hall at the Central Kansas Free Fairgrounds in Abilene on Saturday, January 12. The evening kicks off at 5 pm with a welcome and proceeds with the coronation, dinner, silent and live auctions, and a dance. Silent and live auction items include a grill, furniture, gun, horseshoe art, paintings, Wild Bill Hickok rodeo...

Fugitive Captured

John AndersonJanuary 2, 2019

The Herington Police Department says their office received a tip on Monday pointing them to a home in the 700 block of East Arnold Street. After a brief investigation, officials say they located 24-year-old Nathaniel Sweeney of Titusville, Florida inside the house's basement. Officials say Sweeney had been on the run since April of 2018 after violating conditions of his probation. Police say his o...

Ft Riley Soldier facing charges after Arrest in Arkansas

Jason VinduskaDecember 18, 2018

A 31-year-old Kansas soldier is in custody after authorities say he had been receiving nude photos from a 16-year-old girl and arranged to meet her in Arkansas. Andrew Michael O'Brien of Junction City was arrested early Saturday morning in Mountain Home. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery  said O'Brien is on active military duty stationed at Fort Riley. A sheriff's office report says ...

Shooting at KU Hospital

John AndersonDecember 4, 2018

At least one person is reportedly dead following an overnight shooting at KU Hospital that prompted an "active shooter" warning from the University. The University of Kansas Medical Center and KU Hospital alerted students and staff of an active shooter on campus just before midnight Monday night. The text message warning them of the shooter urged recipients to “Run Hide Fight. Follow instructi...

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