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By Missy Traskowsky and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | March 13, 2011
Icy roads in Stafford County have led to multiple wrecks. One man is dead after his vehicle slid off the road and rolled. The accident occurred 4:30 this afternoon in northeast Stafford County, a half-mile north of NE 140 Street, also known as Quivira Road, on NE 180 Avenue. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The first accident due to the icy roads was on U.S. 50 near Stafford around 2:00 this afternoon, followed by a slide-off a few miles of east of that location.
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by John Boyd and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | April 16, 2012
Stafford County saw quite a bit of damage courtesy of Saturday's storms.  Terry Spradley with the St. John News reports several homes and reports damage to several homes and businesses. Some of the most significant damage was near St. John. The good news is, no one was seriously hurt. You can check out some of the pictures from the storm damage here: St. John News
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by Kim Hynes and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | May 2, 2012
Sheriff's officers and the Kansas Highway Patrol were searching for a man Wednesday in Stafford County. Click here to see photos. An incident occurred last night in Edwards County near the town of Belpre according to Edwards County Sheriff Brian Kurth. One man was arrested and another got away for stealing copper wiring off an irrigation system. Kurth believes the men were from Stafford County.  
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By Eyewitness News | May 25, 2011
The two people killed in a Stafford County when a tree fell on their SUV have been identified.  Authorities say Linda Gleason and her son Jeffrey Gleason died in the crash. Kristin Gleason was hurt, she's at the Great Bend Regional Hospital where she's in fair condition.  ------ The Kansas Highway Patrol says two people have been killed by a tree that was propelled into their SUV by high winds amid violent weather hitting the central part of the state. The patrol says the accident happened on Highway 281 near the Stafford County town of St. John, south of Great Bend.
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June 19, 2012
A barn goes up in flames in Stafford County.  Emergency crews spent the afternoon trying to put out the fire on northwest Avenue.  It's about 1.5 miles south of K-19 near Seward.  Click here for fire photos Terrry Spradley with the St. John News says it's not clear how it started, but the fire destroyed a truck parked inside, damaged another vehicle and burned some acreage.  No one was injured.
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By Eyewitness News | May 4, 2012
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating what caused a two vehicle crash in Stafford County Friday morning. Investigators say a car driven by 19-year-old Nathan Kenworthy pulled out in front of a construction crane at the intersection of U-50 & U-281, about three miles south of St. John. Kenworthy was flown to Wichita's Via Christi St. Francis Hospital to be treated for his injuries. Terry Spradley with the St. John News reports that Kenworthy has abrasions and a contusion on his head but no broken bones and no internal injuries.
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Ryan Johnson and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | November 17, 2012
A trail camera in Stafford County catches a rare site, a mountain lion. The image was captured by one of Kurt Keesling's cameras on October 31st just after 4am east of St. John. He checked the camera a couple of weeks later and found the animal. Keesling tells Eyewitness News that a wildlife biologist came out to the site and confirmed that it was a mountain lion. He says he has been putting up these trail cameras for about five years and has never captured anything like this before.
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By Angela Smith and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | November 2, 2012
Stafford County firefighters worked at least seven fires Halloween night. Investigators believe the fires were all intentionally set. Stafford County Fire Chief Steve Moody says the two largest were a pile of trees cut down by the roads department and a home located within Stafford city limits. Moody says his crews were at Old Highway 50 and 20th Street working to put out fire in a pile of cutdown trees when they received the house fire call. Crews arrived to flames coming from all sides of the home.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | June 15, 2013
A motorcycle rider suffered critical injuries after his bike collided with a deer in Reno County. The accident occurred near 95th and Salt Marsh around 3:40 a.m. Saturday. The Reno County Sheriff's office reports Bradley Poe, of Larned, was riding his bike in the area, when he struck a deer. The accident caused the man's bike to slide into the ditch. Stafford County authorities found the accident about 10 minutes later. Poe was taken to a nearby hospital, then transported to Wichita for treatment.
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By Robert Marin and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | September 17, 2012
Two people are killed in two separate accidents on U.S. 281 in central Kansas Sunday. The first crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the junction of U.S. 281 and K-4 west of Hoisington in Barton County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Richard Newick of Great Bend was driving south on Highway 281 when he ran at stop sign at the junction with K-4. Newick's car collided with a car going west on K-4. Newick was taken to a hospital where he died; the driver of the other car was critically hurt and transferred to a Wichita hospital.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | June 15, 2013
A motorcycle rider suffered critical injuries after his bike collided with a deer in Reno County. The accident occurred near 95th and Salt Marsh around 3:40 a.m. Saturday. The Reno County Sheriff's office reports Bradley Poe, of Larned, was riding his bike in the area, when he struck a deer. The accident caused the man's bike to slide into the ditch. Stafford County authorities found the accident about 10 minutes later. Poe was taken to a nearby hospital, then transported to Wichita for treatment.
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by Jessica Reber and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | May 21, 2013
Barton County authorities are searching for two people who ran from officers, leaving a young boy behind. The sheriff's department said deputies went to a home at 40 NE 20 Road Monday. As they arrived, a man got out of a car at the residence and ran away. Officers found a 5-year-old boy in the car. The child was taken into custody as a child in need of care. Authorities are looking for the child's mother, Tonya Cope. Investigators believe she and Brandon Dannebohm ran away from the residence as officers arrived.
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by John Boyd and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | April 17, 2013
Quite a mess in Stafford County Wednesday morning after a semi hauling food rolled over overnight. It happened on HWY 50 just east of Stafford shortly after midnight. Click for Photos from the Crash Scene Authorities tell the St. John News the driver was headed toward Garden City when he went off the road, over-corrected and went off the other side of the road. The truck struck a driveway embankment and slid a few hundred yards before striking some small trees.
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Ryan Johnson and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | November 17, 2012
A trail camera in Stafford County catches a rare site, a mountain lion. The image was captured by one of Kurt Keesling's cameras on October 31st just after 4am east of St. John. He checked the camera a couple of weeks later and found the animal. Keesling tells Eyewitness News that a wildlife biologist came out to the site and confirmed that it was a mountain lion. He says he has been putting up these trail cameras for about five years and has never captured anything like this before.
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By Angela Smith and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | November 2, 2012
Stafford County firefighters worked at least seven fires Halloween night. Investigators believe the fires were all intentionally set. Stafford County Fire Chief Steve Moody says the two largest were a pile of trees cut down by the roads department and a home located within Stafford city limits. Moody says his crews were at Old Highway 50 and 20th Street working to put out fire in a pile of cutdown trees when they received the house fire call. Crews arrived to flames coming from all sides of the home.
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By Robert Marin and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | September 17, 2012
Two people are killed in two separate accidents on U.S. 281 in central Kansas Sunday. The first crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the junction of U.S. 281 and K-4 west of Hoisington in Barton County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Richard Newick of Great Bend was driving south on Highway 281 when he ran at stop sign at the junction with K-4. Newick's car collided with a car going west on K-4. Newick was taken to a hospital where he died; the driver of the other car was critically hurt and transferred to a Wichita hospital.
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June 19, 2012
A barn goes up in flames in Stafford County.  Emergency crews spent the afternoon trying to put out the fire on northwest Avenue.  It's about 1.5 miles south of K-19 near Seward.  Click here for fire photos Terrry Spradley with the St. John News says it's not clear how it started, but the fire destroyed a truck parked inside, damaged another vehicle and burned some acreage.  No one was injured.
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By Eyewitness News | May 4, 2012
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating what caused a two vehicle crash in Stafford County Friday morning. Investigators say a car driven by 19-year-old Nathan Kenworthy pulled out in front of a construction crane at the intersection of U-50 & U-281, about three miles south of St. John. Kenworthy was flown to Wichita's Via Christi St. Francis Hospital to be treated for his injuries. Terry Spradley with the St. John News reports that Kenworthy has abrasions and a contusion on his head but no broken bones and no internal injuries.
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by Kim Hynes and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | May 2, 2012
Sheriff's officers and the Kansas Highway Patrol were searching for a man Wednesday in Stafford County. Click here to see photos. An incident occurred last night in Edwards County near the town of Belpre according to Edwards County Sheriff Brian Kurth. One man was arrested and another got away for stealing copper wiring off an irrigation system. Kurth believes the men were from Stafford County.  
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by John Boyd and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | April 16, 2012
Stafford County saw quite a bit of damage courtesy of Saturday's storms.  Terry Spradley with the St. John News reports several homes and reports damage to several homes and businesses. Some of the most significant damage was near St. John. The good news is, no one was seriously hurt. You can check out some of the pictures from the storm damage here: St. John News
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