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by Jim Grawe and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | March 19, 2013
It's the time of year when farmers get busy fertilizing their wheat and preparing their fields for spring planting.  It's also the time of year when the number of farm injuries increases. "Farming is a dangerous business," Kingman County farmer John Steffen says. Steffen knows that first-hand.  He had known Orrin Westerman his whole life.  The 51-year-old was working on the hydraulics of the bale bed, with it came down and trapped him.  He suffered head injuries and died at the scene.  Crews were called to the scene in the 700 block of SW 10th Ave. in Kingman County Tuesday morning.
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by Jessica Reber and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | February 23, 2013
A head on crash involving a semi in Kingman County has turned deadly. It happened on U.S. 54, about eight miles west of Kingman. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Justin Adams, 31, of Missouri, was driving east on Highway 54, when he lost control on a curve, striking a semi head on. Adams was flown to a Wichita hospital where he later died. The driver of the semi, Lynn Andrews, of Missiouri was not hurt. A passenger, James Meadows, 71, of Missouri, suffered serious injuries.
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by Jessica Reber and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | February 7, 2013
A Great Bend man has died after a rollover accident in Kingman County. Emergency crews were called to the scene on K-14, about five miles south of Kingman around 2 p.m. Thursday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Brian Mott, 32, was driving south when his car veered off the west side of the road. He over-corrected, causing the vehicle to rolls several times. Mott was thrown from the car. Investigators said he was not wearing a seat belt.
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by Susan Gager and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 30, 2012
“I think the lack of rain over the past 2 years has just diminished the ground water and it's just not what it used to be,” said Kingman County resident Brian Rice. Doing daily tasks like showering and laundry becomes difficult for some Kingman County residents, and the continuing drought is to blame. Two years of too little rain has some wells running dry. “The tree out here lost most of it's leaves,” said Rice. For two years, Rice has watched the drought destroy his lawn.
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by Anne Meyer & Kim Hynes and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | August 22, 2012
A Kingman County judge has closed an evidentiary hearing in the case of Brett Seacat Wednesday.  During that hearing, the judge will determine whether 14 e key pieces of evidence can be used in Seacat's trial - which is set to begin Decemb er 3rd. The judge ruled that the information discussed in the hearing, if open to the public, could impede Seacat's right to a fair trial. Eyewitness News and a number of other media outlets filed a response in an effort to keep that hearing open.
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by John Boyd and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | July 17, 2012
The Kansas Highway Patrol is warning drivers to be aware of an imposter.  Emergency officials tell us someone is pretending to be a KHP trooper. Officials tell us the impersonator pulled over a driver on K-42 in Kingman County.  The suspect handcuffed the driver, searched the car and stole a pocket knife.   He never gave a reason for the stop. He was wearing a dark navy uniform, but didn't give his name or badge number. Troopers tell us they will always have a badge of office on their shirt along with a nametag.
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By Robert Marin and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | July 6, 2012
A Medicine Lodge woman dies in an early morning crash in Kingman County. The accident happened around 2:50 Friday morning on U.S. 54 at the Cunningham exit. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 35-year-old Jami Danielle Romine was driving west when she left the roadway and lost control of her truck, causing it to roll. Romine was taken to a Kingman hospital where she died. A man riding with her was injured. Investigators say neither were wearing a seat belt.
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Ryan Johnson and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | July 1, 2012
A Belle Plaine woman is killed after an overnight accident in Kingman County. It happened on US 54 near the town of Kingman around 3am Sunday morning. Authorities say 30-year-old Jennifer Reiling was driving eastbound when she went left of the center lane. She crashed head on into an oncoming vehicle. Reiling was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other car was taken to a Wichita hospital. Another car also struck one of the vehicles. The driver of that vehicle was taken to the Kingman County hospital.
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By Roger Cornish and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | June 25, 2012
One person is being treated for injuries after a house fire near Norwich.  Very few details are available, but we are told one female was hurt. The fire was about five miles north of Norwich in Kingman County. We hope to have more information later in the day.
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By Jim Grawe and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | April 12, 2012
On a gloomy, wet day a few Kansas farmers are out in their fields preparing to plant spring crops.  But others find this a good day to attend the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo , as their wheat crop heads down the stretch. "If we get lucky it could be great," Kingman County farmer Mitch Clouse says. Mitch and his father, Pete, say it could be great because the wheat is two, three, in some cases four weeks ahead of schedule. A warm winter and spring helped it thrive. Although, there could be trouble on the horizon.
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