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First Week of July Turns Tragic

kansas wildlife and parksOutdoor fun turned fatal for five people who drowned in Kansas waters the first week of July – including four who perished over the extended July 4th holiday.

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MORE COMMENTS: The Day the Music Died in Downtown Russell

Downtown RussellYou may have noticed recently that KRSL radio is no longer airing on the speaker system in downtown Russell. We want to know what you think...would you like to hear KRSL in downtown Russell again? See your comments at the end of this story.

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Two Barton County Men Die in Oilfield Accident

Barton County SheriffBarton County officials say a man and his son-in-law died in an oilfield-related accident Monday.

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Oil Days Event Winners Announced

Owens Pumping Service winning entryWinners of the 2013 Russell Oil Days Parade and Oilfield Olympics have been announced.

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Motorcycle Wreck on Wilson Lake Dam Injures Man

Motorcycle CrashA Hoisington man was injured and taken by ambulance to Russell Regional Hospital Monday evening after being involved in a motorcycle wreck on the Wilson Lake dam where the motorcycle he was driving left the roadway and went over the dam.

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Routine Traffic Stops Lead to Two Drug Arrests

Drug ArrestTwo routine and separate traffic stops by Russell County Sheriff's Deputies on Monday resulted in two drug related arrests.

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Oilfield Tubing Stolen

Crime PhotoRussell County authorities received word Monday afternoon that 80 to 90 joints of two inch oilfield tubing were stolen from a field located in the 18300 block of Stickney Road on the south side.

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