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Cold Weather Rule to End March 31

Cold ThermometerThe Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends March 31. That means Kansans who are behind on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection of service unless they contact their utility company to make payment arrangements.

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Commodity Distribution is March 29, 30 in Russell

foodGovernment surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at two locations next week.

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Two Arrested on Gun, Criminal Conspiracy Charges

Russell Police DepartmentTwo Russell people were arrested Wednesday evening on gun possession and criminal conspiracy charges following a traffic stop in Russell.

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Kansas House of Representatives Declares April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

Parkinsons Awareness 3-23-16For the fourth consecutive year, the Kansas House of Representatives has formally declared the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.

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Local Firefighters Respond to Medicine Lodge

Anderson Creek Fire 3-24-16Fire trucks from Russell County have been sent to Medicine Lodge to assist Kansas and Oklahoma firefighters with a large grass wildlife on the Kansas/Oklahoma border.

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Wind Blamed for Semi Rollover

Semi Wreck 3-23-16Strong wind caused a semi truck rollover Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 70 west of Russell.

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Firefighters Respond to Semi Fire

FireFirefighters, EMS and law enforcement responded Tuesday afternoon to a semi truck on fire on Interstate 70.

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