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Deadly Fire

Deadly Topeka fire intentionally set


TOPEKA, Kan. - Topeka fire investigators said an apartment fire that killed three women was a case of arson. The fire was reported around 8:20 a.m. Monday at the three-story apartment building in the central part of the city.   The fire killed Janel
Election 2016

Former Republican seeks 1st District seat as independent


CLYDE, Kan. — A fifth-generation farmer who nearly upset incumbent 1st District Congressman Tim Huelskamp in the Republican primary two years ago is running as an independent against the Republican who dethroned Huelskamp in August. Alan LaPolice o
Yordano Ventura

Royals extend win streak to 9 by beating Marlins 1-0


MIAMI, Fla. — Yordano Ventura escaped two threats while pitching six innings, and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to nine games by beating the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Tuesday night. Ventura (9-9), who reached 101 mph on the scoreb
Appeal

Appeals court considers Kansas voting case


DENVER, Col. — A federal appeals court in Denver will decide whether Kansas can keep thousands of people who haven't presented documents proving they're citizens from voting in November's election. Three judges from the 10th Circuit Cou
Trial

Trial underway for Kansas teen accused in 2 fire deaths


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Testimony is underway in the southern Kansas trial of teenager charged as an adult in the killing of his mother and sister in a 2013 house fire. Samuel Vonachen is being tried in Reno County on two counts of premeditated first-de