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Bridge Compromise Reached

Russell County CourthouseA nearly two year-long dispute over the replacement of a dilapidated, but historic, bridge in the extreme southwest corner of Russell County is nearing resolution.

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USD 407 BOE Reviews ACT Scores, Considers Capital Outlay Improvements

USD 407 BOELast year's Russell High School seniors tested very well on their ACT tests and USD 407 is planning to become more water efficient - those just a couple of the topics discussed at Monday's USD 407 Board of Education meeting.

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Dream Theater to Feature Free Movies Thanks to Grant

Dream TheaterThe Dream Theater of Russell has announced it will play a free kids movie once a month for the next 16 months thanks to a grant the Russell Elks Lodge received from the Elks National Foundation.

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Special to KRSL.com: Son of Lincoln County Sheriff Arrested in Connection with Shooting

Deadly ShootingLINCOLN -- Scott M. Weigel, 33, the son of Lincoln County Sheriff Mike Weigel, was arrested at 2:45 a.m. Monday in connection with the shooting death of a Lincoln man.

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Russell Man Arrested After Standoff

940 E 7th Police Standoff 9-9-13A Russell man is in custody after a Sunday night standoff that lasted more than eight hours.

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Lucas Artist Eric Abraham Dies

Eric AbrahamWe here at KRSL are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of artist Eric Abraham on Saturday.  Beccy Tanner of the Wichita Eagle remembers the Lucas artist. Read the full story here.

I-70 Rest Area Near Russell Temporarily Closed

Rest AreaKansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has closed the restroom facilities at the westbound I-70 rest area located east of Russell.

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