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By Ryan Johnson and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | April 24, 2011
One person is dead after an accident in McPherson County. It happened on U56 about one mile east of Canton just after 3am Sunday morning. Authorities say James Stang of Marion was going eastbound when another vehicle going westbound went left of the center lane and hit the Toyota Tacoma that Stang was driving. Stang was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehilce was taken to a Wichita hospital where they are in fair condition.
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By Angela Smith and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | February 28, 2011
A Salina man is dead after he crashes head-on into a truck in McPherson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Jamie Walter Freeman, 32, was driving southbound on K-61, about 4 miles south of Mcpherson, when he attempted to pass a slower moving vehicle and struck a truck in on-coming traffic. Freeman was taken to the hospital where he died. A passenger in the car suffered serious injuries. The driver of the truck was not hurt.
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By John Boyd and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | December 30, 2010
An Ellis man is dead after being struck by a semi while crossing the road in McPherson County Wednesday night. It happened just after ten o'clock on I-135 south of Lindsborg. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the semi was headed north when it struck 32-year-old Wesley Kraft, who was standing in middle of the road. The driver of the truck is from New Mexico. He was not hurt.
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By Ryan Johnson and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | February 28, 2011
A Salina man is dead after a crash in Mcpherson County. It happened Monday afternoon on K-61, four miles south of McPherson. Authorities say that he was driving southbound when he tried to pass a slower moving car on K-61. He crashed into a truck going northbound. 32-year-old Jamie Walker was killed. Another person in the car was taken to the hospital in McPherson. The driver of the truckdid not suffer any life threatening injuries.
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By Ryan Johnson and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | January 21, 2012
A runaway from the Saline County Jail is arrested and back in custody. Scott Cordell was granted a furlough on January 13th to attend a funeral. He failed to return to the jail that afternoon. On january 20th Saline County deputies were notified that Cordell was in McPherson County near Inman after authorities received reports of a suspicious person. Cordell was taken into custody by the Inman Police Department. He could be charged with aggravated escape from custody.
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By Samantha Anderson | July 30, 2013
The Black Kettle Creek collects most of the runoff from the city of Moundridge. "It rises pretty quickly sometimes in heavy rains and that's where most of the flooding comes from," city administrator Randy Frazer said. There are some parks and homes near the creek and Frazer says some houses were flooded. Randy Kessler was one of the unlucky homeowners. She says the water was at it's highest point early Tuesday morning. Water got into her basement, shed and garage. "We know exactly what to do," Kessler said.
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By Roger Cornish and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | November 15, 2012
A McPherson County man has pleaded guilty to using a 9-year-old girl to produce child pornography. 50 year old Philip Andra Grigsby of Marquette pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. Grigsby initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita. The complaint alleged the investigation began in Australia earlier this year when an Australian man was arrested by police in that country.
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By Ryan Johnson and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | May 7, 2011
An elderly woman dies after a three vehicle accident in McPherson County Friday afternoon. It happened two miles south of McPherson on K61. Authorities say 80-year-old Flora Larkin of McPherson was killed when the car she was driving hit another vehicle that swerved into the lane she was in. Officials say that car was trying to avoid another vehicle. One person in that second vehicle was air lifted to a Wichita hospital.
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By Ryan Johnson and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | January 14, 2012
Three people from Nebraska are killed in an accident on I-135 in McPherson County. It happened just after 11:00am on Saturday about four miles north of McPherson. Authorities say the driver of the SUV was going southbound on I-135 when he possibly fell asleep. The vehicle left the roadway and entered the median. It then rolled several times. Five of the seven people inside were thrown from the vehicle. A 10-year-old passenger in the car was one of the three killed. The three were not wearing a safety restraint.
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by Sia Nyorkor and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | December 10, 2012
McPherson County will have a preliminary hearing for two men accused in the death of a Tabor College student. 26-year-old Brandon Brown died in September after a fight in McPherson. He was a Tabor College football player Alton Franklin and Dequinte Flournoy are charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder.  Prosecutors are preparing to present evidence against the two men charged in connection with Brown's murder. Please check www.kwch.com for updates throughout the day.
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by Adam Knapp and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 11, 2013
A family argument led to an attack at the Wheat State Motel in McPherson on Friday. Police say a 26-year-old man attacked his 51-year-old father earlier today. He entered the father's room, then ran back into his own room. When police confronted him, the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife. That's when an officer tazed him. The suspect has been booked into the McPherson County jail on multiple charges. The victim was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita with life-threatening injuries.
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by Jacob Copp and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | August 19, 2013
A 20-year veteran of the McPherson County Sheriff's Office is arrested for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Authorities say Robert Zikafoose was arrested after being pulled over on Friday.  The investigation remains open. Zikafoose could make his first appearance in court some time this week.
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by Jim Grawe and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | August 12, 2013
A McPherson County couple isn't taking anything for granted following a close call a few days ago. Junis and Velma Schroeder are thankful for the sandbags that volunteers filled and stacked around their home near Inman. The dike along a nearby drainage ditch gave way last week, sending water toward the Schroeders' house.  Some 40 men got all the bags in place in a couple hours. "That's just the way it is around here," Junis says.  "Everybody helps each other.
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By Samantha Anderson | July 30, 2013
The Black Kettle Creek collects most of the runoff from the city of Moundridge. "It rises pretty quickly sometimes in heavy rains and that's where most of the flooding comes from," city administrator Randy Frazer said. There are some parks and homes near the creek and Frazer says some houses were flooded. Randy Kessler was one of the unlucky homeowners. She says the water was at it's highest point early Tuesday morning. Water got into her basement, shed and garage. "We know exactly what to do," Kessler said.
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by John Boyd and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | July 26, 2013
Lightning is likely to blame for a fire that caused extensive damage to the roof of a middle school gym in McPherson County overnight. Superintendent of Canton-Galva Schools Bill Seidl tells us they believe lightning struck the Canton-Galva Middle School in Galva late Thursday or early Friday morning. A train conductor with Union Pacific noticed the fire at around 2:30 and called emergency crews. "I can't imagine if he hadn't called it in how long it would have burned," Richard Baldwin, Galva Fire Captain said.
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by Jessica Reber and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | April 17, 2013
One person has died in a tanker truck explosion in Rice County. It happened on Kansas Highway 56 and 31st Road around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 50-year-old Clinton Koehn of McPherson died when his truck went off the roadway, hit a concrete culvert, overturned and caught fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers closed the highway to the McPherson County line while crews cleared the scene. We spoke with Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Gary Warner on Wednesday morning.  He says they don't know why the truck left the roadway.
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By Eyewitness News and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | December 14, 2012
A new report shows that Sumner County is the top winter wheat producer in Kansas.  The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reports that Sumner county growers cut almost eighteen million bushels this year. McPherson county is second with about eleven million bushels, followed by Reno County with more than ten million.      The highest yields are in Crawford County.  Farmers there averaged more than sixty one bushels of wheat per acre.  That breaks the record of 50 bushels per acre set back in 1997.
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by Sia Nyorkor and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | December 10, 2012
McPherson County will have a preliminary hearing for two men accused in the death of a Tabor College student. 26-year-old Brandon Brown died in September after a fight in McPherson. He was a Tabor College football player Alton Franklin and Dequinte Flournoy are charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder.  Prosecutors are preparing to present evidence against the two men charged in connection with Brown's murder. Please check www.kwch.com for updates throughout the day.
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By Roger Cornish and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | November 15, 2012
A McPherson County man has pleaded guilty to using a 9-year-old girl to produce child pornography. 50 year old Philip Andra Grigsby of Marquette pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. Grigsby initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita. The complaint alleged the investigation began in Australia earlier this year when an Australian man was arrested by police in that country.
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By John Boyd and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | September 18, 2012
A 26-year-old football player from Tabor College remains in critical condition after being found lying in the street.  McPherson police found Brandon Brown unresponsive around 4:00 a.m Sunday. Police were called to the 400 block of north Carrie for reports of a large party.  When they arrived, they found Brown unconscious and unresponsive in the street.  He was flown to a Wichita hospital where he remains on life support. He's originally from Sacramento California. He's a junior at Tabor College in Hillsboro.  He plays as a defensive lineman on the football team.
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