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November 27, 2016 - 6:52 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - One person was reported killed in a Topeka house fire. Fire Marshal Michael Martin told The Topeka Capital-Journal that the fire started Saturday morning. The victim's name and age weren't immediately released. No other injuries were reported. The Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office...
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November 27, 2016 - 6:48 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Some lawmakers have expressed concern over Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to wait until January to fix the state's $349 million budget deficit. The Wichita Eagle reports the three governors who preceded Brownback used their executive authority to make cuts before the Legislature convened...
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November 27, 2016 - 6:45 am
MEDFORD, Okla. - The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in north-central Oklahoma. The quake was recorded at 8:34 a.m. Sunday seven miles southeast of Medford, about 85 miles north of Oklahoma City. No injuries or damage have been reported, but the USGS reports the...
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November 27, 2016 - 6:39 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - A Kansas appellate court says a woman serving a 14-year sentence for a 2008 beating death can challenge her conviction on claims that her trial attorney was ineffective. The Lawrence Journal-World reports a Kansas Court of Appeals panel on Wednesday sent Shanna Friday's case back to...
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November 26, 2016 - 10:24 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – A fire at a Wichita apartment complex has destroyed the homes of six people. Wichita Fire Department Battalion Chief John Turner said fire crews were called to the 1900 block of East Indianapolis Street around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Flames were found coming from the apartment complex...
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November 26, 2016 - 9:50 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – Two people have been arrested, with another still on the loose, after a southeast Wichita gas station was robbed twice in a matter of hours. Wichita police report the crimes are unrelated. The scene of both crimes was the Presto gas station at Oliver and Mt. Vernon with the first...
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November 26, 2016 - 8:28 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended a southwest Missouri lawyer who referred to a federal judge using a racial slur. The Springfield News-Leader reports ( http://j.mp/2fCWoDj ) a disciplinary order announced Tuesday shows Jason Henry has been suspended indefinitely from...
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November 26, 2016 - 6:57 pm
MCPHERSON, Kan. — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy has died in a farming accident in Kansas. The McPherson County sheriff's office says the accident occurred Saturday near Galva. The child was riding on a tractor with an adult when a piece of equipment came off and struck the boy, killing him. No...
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November 26, 2016 - 6:52 pm
NEW YORK — Melo Trimble converted a layup with 6.6 seconds remaining as Maryland survived a stiff challenge from Kansas State in a 69-68 victory Saturday night in the Barclays Center Classic Championship game. Trimble scored 18 points and his biggest hoop came on Maryland's (7-0) final possession...
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November 26, 2016 - 3:29 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A missing southern Kansas woman has been found dead in a partially submerged sport utility vehicle. The Wichita Eagle reports that a bicyclist was heading to a store to buy turkey for a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday when he discovered the submerged vehicle. The cyclist called police...
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