AMC Theatres To Acquire Central Mall Cinema


AMC Theatres, an entertainment company based in Leawood, announced in a corporate news release Tuesday plans to acquire privately owned Starplex Cinemas. The deal, estimated at $172 million, will put 380 theaters and 5,300 total screens under the AMC umbrella. Starplex Cinemas operate three theaters in Kansas, with locations in Hays, Salina and Pittsburg. The Salina […]

Salina man killed in Russell County accident

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A Salina man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Russell County just before noon Saturday morning. At 11:50 a.m. emergency personnel were dispatched to the report of an accident south of the intersection of highway 232 and highway 181. According to the Russell County Sheriff’s office the accident occurred when 64 year-old Dennis C. […]

Kansas and Google Reach Settlement

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Kansans’ privacy rights will be protected under the terms of a settlement reached with Google, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday. The settlement stemmed from privacy violations by Google’s Street View cars, which were equipped with antennae and software used to collect information from unsecured wireless networks. Google acknowledged that the information collected may […]

Arrest Made In Hays Sexual Assault Cases

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An arrest has been made in a sexual assault case reported early this month. Detective Dave Bunger with the Hays Police Department says, “The department received a report of two sexual assaults on March 3rd. The attacks occurred in the 400 block of West 5th Street. Two females, ages 20 and 17, say an unknown male […]

Bishop On Pope Selection

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The cardinals who will elect a new Pope began their formal conclave today in Rome. They are trying to determine who among them is best suited to lead the Catholic church. Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger told Hays Post, “There is always a lot of talk about front runners but they are rarely chosen.”  Weisenberger […]

Alert: Bank Scam

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Sunflower Bank has received reports from several customers regarding an automated phone scam that tries to trick you into revealing your debit card information via your cell phone. If you receive an automated phone call from the phone number 000-000-0000 asking for your debit card number, PINand/or your CVV code, please do not provide any information. Simply hang up […]

Gay Newspaper Rips Huelskamp


The Washington Blade refers to itself as America’s leading Gay News Source. It has published a demeaning report on Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp. The article discusses Huelskamp’s latest effort to protect anti-gay service members and to prohibit same-sex couples from marrying on military installations. “Rep. Tim Huelskamp who was elected during the Tea Party wave of […]

Rollover Accident On I-70 Sends One to the Hospital


A 39-year old Oakley man remains hospitalized after his 2012 Toyota pickup slid on the icy roads in Thomas County and rolled onto the median. The accident late Saturday night occurred on I-70 East bound at Mingo. Michael Leigh Shirley was taken to Citizen’s Medical Center in Colby and later transferred to another hospital for […]

UPDATE: Investigation Closed I-135 Overnight; Suspect Sought


UPDATE: Authorities are now looking for a suspect involved in a bomb or hazardous materials threat that shut down I-135 North and Southbound between Newton and Heston for 6 hours overnight. An investigation determined the threat was a hoax. Law Enforcement officials say that a truck driver for Hobby Lobby stores received a call at 8 p.m. […]