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Three Teens Dead and One Injured in Lyon County Crash

Judd WeilMay 10, 2021

[Lyon County, Kans.] Three teenagers are dead and a fourth injured after a crash in Lyon County, Kans that occurred the evening of May 8.   The Lyon County Sheriff’s office said the wreck was discovered around 6:30 p.m. Saturday after the injured girl, 15-year-old Ashley Edwards, was spotted walking down the road.   Edwards told deputies that she had been a passenger in ...

HILMAR CHEESE COMPANY TO OPEN NEW Facility in Didge City

Judd WeilMay 10, 2021

[Dodge City, Kans.] Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. announced on May 5, the decision to build a new state-of-the-art cheese and whey protein processing plant in Dodge City, Kansas.   Hilmar Cheese Company was founded in 1984 and is one of the world’s largest producers of high quality American-style cheese and whey products, with customers in more than 50 cou...

Ulysses Teen Dies From Gunshot Wounds; Six Teens Under Suspect

Judd WeilMay 3, 2021

A Ulysses, Kan. teen put in critical condition after being shot in the face and neck on April 28, died over the weekend from his injuries according to Kansas Bureau of Investigation spokesperson, Melissa Underwood.   Around 6:30 p.m. that last Thursday, a resident who lived near Ulysses’ Russ Binney Park called 911 after hearing gunshots fired from the park.   Upon arriving...

Mother of Murder Victim Requesting Aid Locating Suspect

Judd WeilApril 30, 2021

During a community briefing on April 29, Taphne Spielman, the mother of 36-year-old murder victim Courtney Hoffman, and the Salina Police Department requested the public’s help in locating 35-year-old suspect Nelson Gerrod Hull III.   A warrant for first degree murder has been issued for him.   Salina police and EMS responded to a call on Feb. 23, alerting them to shots fir...

Ulysses Teen Hospitalized in Wichita After Park Shooting

Judd WeilApril 30, 2021

[Ulysses, Kans.] The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Ulysses Police Department are investigating a shooting that took place on April 28, in Russ Binney Park that has left a 14-year-old Ulysses, Kans. boy hospitalized in critical condition.   Around 6:30 p.m. Ulysses Police Department was dispatched to the park after a resident that lives nearby called 911 and said she heard gu...

Plainville Teen Killed in Crash, One Woman Injured

Judd WeilApril 30, 2021

An accident in Rooks County, on April 28, resulted in the death of 16-year-old Carole Leanne Adamson of Plainville and the injury of a 21-year-old woman, while they were standing outside a disabled vehicle on the K-18 Kansas highway.   According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a westbound 2010 Chevrolet Silverado struck the disabled 1997 GMC Jimmy on the shoulder of the highway, causing i...

Kansas Woman Pleaded Guilty to Child Sex Crimes

Judd Weil April 28, 2021

A 37-year-old Kansas woman, Jennifer Sams, pleaded guilty on April 23 to child sex crimes that occurred on April 20, 2020.   According to a media release from the McPherson County attorney, Jennifer Sams pleaded guilty to indecent liberties with a child as well as hosting minors consuming alcohol.   The release specified the crimes happened in April 2020 at Sams' former home ...

Sen. Marshall’s Bill to Lower Drug Costs Heads to President’s Desk

Judd Weil April 19, 2021

U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D.’s Ensuring Innovation Act, introduced alongside Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) aimed at lowering prescription drug costs passed the U.S. House of Representatives April 14 and will be signed into law by President Joe Biden.   “As a physician, and now a U.S. Senator, I believe innovation and competition can have a profound i...

Garden City Police Arrest 21-year-old in Connection to Counter Pharmaceuticals

Judd Weil April 16, 2021

Garden City Police Department announced on April 13, via press release, they had concluded their investigation into the illegal narcotic distribution by 21-year-old Garden City resident Ismael Castro on April 8.   On March 26, GCPD released a notice on their Facebook page, they had received information about an influx of counterfeit pharmaceuticals laced with fentanyl, being distributed...

Escaped Nursing Home Resident Found Dead Outside Pratt

Judd Weil April 12, 2021

[Pratt, Kans] The Pratt Police Department reported that 68-year-old Kenneth Gatlin who had been missing since April 8 and the subject of a statewide Silver Alert, was located dead the afternoon of April 12.   Gatlin's body was discovered in rural Pratt County, northwest of Pratt, Kan. at approximately 12:30 p.m. when a landowner contacted the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office at 12:17 ...

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