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January 12, 2018 - 8:13 pm
A drunken driver who killed a Johnson County sheriff's deputy will spend years in prison and then be deported. The Kansas City Star reports Adrian Espinosa-Flores, 39, was sentenced Friday to 12.5 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed. Prosecutors say Espinosa-Flores was driving a pickup...
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January 12, 2018 - 8:07 pm
An important part of a church nativity scene, stolen from a Wichita church has been returned. The baby Jesus was reported stolen from a manger at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament last week. The Wichita Eagle reports that the statue was found Wednesday in a yard of a home and returned to the...
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January 12, 2018 - 7:57 pm
A veteran Topeka police officer will now lead the department. City Manager Brent Trout announced Friday that Bill Cochran, who has been with the department since 1987, will become the new chief. Cochran has been interim chief since November and will take over the department immediately. He has...
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Steve Boyer
January 12, 2018 - 2:57 pm
Wichita police were called by EMS to a residence in the 2500 block of East Range Road about 9:00PM Sunday. Paramedics were attending to a female patient when family members asked them to call police because a 42 year old man there was irate. Two officers quickly arrived at the scene and found the...
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January 12, 2018 - 11:33 am
Two Wichita men have pleaded guilty to federal gambling and income tax charges, according to U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. 67-year-old Danny Chapman pleaded guilty to one count of operating an illegal gambling business and one count of tax evasion. 46-year-old Daven Flax pleaded guilty to two counts of...
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January 12, 2018 - 10:13 am
A man from California accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Wichita has been extradited to Kansas and is set to appear in court on Friday afternoon. 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was booked into jail in Wichita on Thursday on charges...
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January 11, 2018 - 8:51 pm
The governor is awaiting word on President Trump's nominating him to Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
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January 11, 2018 - 8:24 pm
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Thursday, announced the appointment of Mary E. Christopher of Silver Lake as a District Judge in the 3rd District. Christopher will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Frank Yeoman Jr. “I am pleased to appoint Mary Christopher to the 3rd District,”...
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January 11, 2018 - 7:57 pm
A Shawnee County judge has temporarily blocked a new Topeka ordinance that banned tobacco sales to people younger than 21, citing potential conflicts between the ordinance and state law. Kansas law allows tobacco sales to people 18 and older. In December, the Topeka City Council barred people under...
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January 11, 2018 - 7:26 pm
A project to build a new pediatric research tower at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City has received $150 million in donations from two prominent donors. The hospital broke ground Thursday on the tower construction. The Kansas City Star reports a $75 million donation from the Sunderland...
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