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January 07, 2018 - 6:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Attorney General Derek Schmidt and two county prosecutors are asking the Kansas Legislature to strengthen the state's law against abusing the elderly. Schmidt, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe and Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett say they want lawmakers...
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January 07, 2018 - 6:08 pm
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - A Missouri man suspected of dozens of burglaries has pleaded no contest to one of the burglaries in Lyon County. Joseph Paul Jones Jr., of Springfield, Missouri, had faced 40 counts in Lyon County related to a series of break-ins in 2014. In return for his plea and an agreement...
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January 07, 2018 - 11:33 am
Preservationists and volunteers are working to get a giant electric shovel near West Mineral that weighs 5,500 tons on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Joplin Globe reports that volunteers managed to get the orange-and-black shovel, called Big Brutus, on the Register of Historic Kansas...
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January 07, 2018 - 7:50 am
A shooting in southwest Wichita has killed two people. It happened around 3 p.m. Saturday. Officers responded to a shooting call in the 1600 block of south Fern. Officers found two 20 year-old men with multiple gunshot wounds laying on the ground in front of a residence in the 1500 block of west...
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January 07, 2018 - 2:59 am
Even though the temperatures aren't subzero at night anymore, demand is still high at some Wichita area homeless shelters. At Interfaith Wichita's Emergency Shelter in downtown Wichita, volunteers have already served more than 500 individuals since opening two months ago. They expected to serve...
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January 07, 2018 - 2:37 am
One Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire has matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million grand prize. The winning numbers drawn Saturday night to claim the nation's seventh largest jackpot were 12-29-30-33-61 and Powerball 26. A Powerball winner may choose to receive the jackpot in 30...
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January 07, 2018 - 2:30 am
The Sedgwick County Division of Health is offering free flu vaccines while supplies last for uninsured residents. Yolanda Dennis, Associate Director of Preventative Health said that, they are offering free flu vaccines for children, ages 18 and younger, through the VFC program, and if you're an...
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January 06, 2018 - 10:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump has resubmitted the nomination of Holly Lou Teeter of Lenexa to be a federal district judge for the District of Kansas. Teeter, who is currently an assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri, was among 21 judicial nominations the White...
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January 06, 2018 - 8:45 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Boog Highberger of Lawrence wants to make it a crime to abandon a firearm in a public place, a measure spurred in part by a scare on the University of Kansas campus. Highberger pre-filed the bill Dec. 28 for the legislative session that begins Monday. In...
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