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Prisoner gets 19 ½ more years for attempted sexual assault

Nov. 5, 2019 11:13 AM EST

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — An inmate serving a life sentence for killing a Kansas teacher has been sentenced to an additional 19 ½ years for attempting to sexually assault a prison counselor. The Hutchinson News reports that the extra time was ordered last week for 42-year-old Tanner Green. He already is...

Toddler's killer gets 13 ½ more years for stabbing guard

Nov. 4, 2019 1:54 PM EST

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man serving a life sentence for killing a toddler has been sentenced to 13 ½ more years in prison for stabbing a guard at least three times in the abdomen with a shank. The Hutchinson News reports that 34-year-old Mark Anthony Baker was sentenced to the extra time...

Several earthquakes shake Kansas, Oklahoma; no major damage

Nov. 3, 2019 11:18 AM EST

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says several earthquakes were recorded in south-central Kansas and northern Oklahoma this weekend, but no significant damage was reported. The Kansas City Star reports that one earthquake with a 3.2 magnitude was recorded Saturday night near Hutchinson,...

A Kansas farm is giving second chances to abused animals

Nov. 1, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Like Dr. Dolittle, Lisa Loyd seems to know exactly how to communicate with her rescue animals and make them feel safe and secure — even after they've endured years of abuse. Along with more than 100 animals, two kids and her husband, Dustin, Lisa lives off a dirt road on 30...

Kansas officials warn of deer crashes as peak season looms

Oct. 20, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials say November is peak season for deer-vehicle collisions, and they're warning drivers not to swerve abruptly to avoid hitting the animal because that could cause more serious crashes. Mating season and the quest for more secure habitat and food sources cause the deer...

Kansas farmers use tech to save water, increase growth

Oct. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Father and son Ryan and Eugene Goering of Moundridge grow corn, soy and wheat. In the past, this team tried a variety of ways to save on output and to grow smarter. They used a few probes to decide how dry the soil was, and they used an app to determine their crop output by...

Bicyclist sues after stop by police, subsequent drug charges

Sep. 25, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson man whose drug conviction was overturned because a court determined he had been illegally searched after he was stopped while riding a bicycle is suing the city and the officer who searched him. Jon Heter, 55, claims in the lawsuit filed Monday that his arrest in...

Birthing Center celebrates 25 years at Kansas State Fair

Sep. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — For a quarter of a century, fairgoers at the Kansas State Fair witnessed the birth of chicks, lambs, calves and piglets. Veterinarians, veterinary students and FFA volunteers watch over the mothers and babies, as well as explain the miracle of life to visitors of all ages at the...