Small Town Kansas Newspaper Crackdown Earns Headlines Across Globe

We're hoping against hope that this story sparks more interest in community newspaper AND maybe we'll see a movie version wherein Kevin Bacon reprises his Footloose dancing . . . Only this time through a rural newsroom in between the farm report.

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The city’s entire five-officer police force and two sheriff’s deputies took “everything we have,” in the Friday raid, the newspaper’s owner and publisher, Eric Meyer said . . .

Meyer said the police took action because a confidential source leaked sensitive information about a local restaurant owner, who allegedly took offense.

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Police raid local Kansas newspaper office and homes of reporters

City's entire five-officer police force seize computers, cellphones and reporting materials from Marion County Record

Kansas cops raid Marion County Record newspaper office, seize records, injure reporter

Police in Marion, Kansas, raided the office of the Marion County Record, along with the home if its publisher, amid a dispute with a local businesswoman.

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The Marion County Record -- a small Kansas newspaper -- is getting national attention over a raid at their office Friday.

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