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Amtrak to reduce service in Kansas

Jason VinduskaAugust 25, 2020

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Amtrak riders in Kansas will encounter reduced service starting in October as part of the rail passenger service’s nationwide cutback in routes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Southwest Chief, which runs through Kansas from Chicago to Los Angeles, will reduce its service beginning Oct. 12, Amtrak said on its website. Nearly every Amtrak route across the country ...

Covid-19 Outbreak at KSU Fraternity

Jason VinduskaAugust 18, 2020

Several Kansas State University fraternity members have tested positive for COVID-19. The Riley County Health Department says it has confirmed several positive cases of COVID-19 associated with the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Kansas State University. RCHD says there are 13 positive cases at the fraternity making the incident an outbreak. RCHD says there are currently two active outbrea...

KDHE announces several states removed from travel restrictions

Jason VinduskaJuly 14, 2020

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment today removed Alabama, Arkansas and South Carolina from the travel quarantine list. Additionally, KDHE has modified its international travel list from all international travel to just countries with a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice and restrictions on entry into the United States, plus Bahrain and French Guiana. A comprehensive list of those indiv...

Accident in Dickinson County Claims life of a Wichita Man

Jason VinduskaJune 30, 2020

One person died in an accident just before 1:30a.m. Tuesday in Dickinson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Chevy Silverado driven by Luis A. Salazar, 38, Wichita, was westbound on U.S. 56 one mile south of Herington. The driver failed to negotiate curve. The pickup entered west ditch, overturned and the driver was ejected. Salazar was pronounced dead at the scene. He was n...

Free Swim and Fireworks show will go on

Jason VinduskaJune 29, 2020

Under the recommendation of the Dickinson County Health Officer, the City of Abilene’s July 4th activities in Eisenhower Park are canceled. The free swim and fireworks display will still take place. The free swim will be at the Abilene Swimming Pool from 1-5 pm and the Fireworks Display will begin at 9:45 pm. “While we know this decision will not be popular, it is with great sadness that we m...

School to Resume Summer Programs

Jason VinduskaJune 29, 2020

The exposed AHS student and family have all tested negative for COVID-19. The recommendation for those students and families who may have been exposed to isolate/self-quarantine is no longer in effect. The School we will resume summer weights/conditioning and skill work starting todayas scheduled. If coaches have made other arrangement, please follow their guidance., Until further notice, ALL PERS...

Abilene Chief of Police Resigns

Jason VinduskaJune 10, 2020

Abilene Police Chief Mike Mohn resigned Tuesday afternoon. City Manager Jane Foltz, who as city manager is also supervisor of the police department, said she accepted the resignation. Assistant Police Chief Jason Wilkins was appointed interim. Mohn has been with the Abilene Police Department since 1997, appointed as chief in 2016....

Charges Pending in Burglary Case

Jason VinduskaApril 23, 2020

A 60 Year old man is in custody in Riley County and awaits burglary charges in Dickinson County in connection with the March burglary of New Trail Fellowship Church on 2400 Ave. According to Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman a safe valued at $600 and approximately $9000 in cash and checks inside the safe were taken from the church on March 10. With help from tips and evidence County Investig...

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Connecticut on List

John AndersonApril 7, 2020

KDHE Adds Travelers From State of Connecticut To Self-Quarantine List The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has added one state to the quarantine list: Connecticut. This is effective for persons returning today, April 6, and moving forward. A comprehensive list of those individuals in Kansas needing to quarantine for 14 days includes those who have: •Traveled to Connect...

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