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November 30, 2016 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A statistical analysis shows a dramatic drop in Oklahoma earthquakes since late May, when the state limited wastewater injections into energy wells. And a new study says the state is on its way back to calmer times that prevailed before a huge jump in man-made earthquakes. In...
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November 30, 2016 - 1:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is supporting President-elect Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim that he would have won the popular vote if "millions" of people hadn't voted illegally. Kobach offered no evidence Wednesday of specific cases of election fraud this year. Instead...
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November 30, 2016 - 1:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A man charged with shooting and injuring a Topeka police detective has a criminal record, including a sex crime case and a case involving another law enforcement officer. Christopher Curtis Harris, 29, appeared in court Monday on charges of attempted capital murder, aggravated...
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November 30, 2016 - 1:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Authorities have identified the victim of a deadly Topeka house fire. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that David Packett, 50, was identified Tuesday as the man killed Saturday. Topeka Fire Marshal Mike Martin says the fire started in the front living room. The cause is listed as...
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November 30, 2016 - 10:03 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A shooting in southwest Wichita appears to have been self-inflicted. Emergency responders were called around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after a passer-by discovered the body of a woman, 18, in a vehicle near 47th south and Ridge Rd. About an hour later, a spokesman for the...
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November 30, 2016 - 9:23 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Officials say close to 2 million gallons of raw sewage overflowed from a manhole in south Lawrence, prompting a health and stream advisory. The Lawrence Journal World reports ( http://bit.ly/2fOyEMu ) the overflow happened after a bypass pump failed Monday evening. Officials say...
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November 30, 2016 - 9:17 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — A noted professor with autism whose work to understand livestock was the subject of an HBO movie has spoken at a lecture at Kansas State University. The Manhattan Mercury ( http://bit.ly/2fRf16F ) reports that Temple Grandin spoke Tuesday as part of the university's Landon Lecture...
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November 30, 2016 - 7:23 am
WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita FBI is warning local residents regarding recent reports of phone calls being received by area residents purportedly from the Wichita FBI. Several inquiries have been received by the Wichita FBI to validate the authenticity of these calls. During these calls, an...
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November 30, 2016 - 5:17 am
WICHITA, Kan - For the second day in a row, an older person was approached by an armed robber, but this time the suspect got away with a mans wallet. Wichita police were called Tuesday to the 4600 block of East Greenbriar where a 71 year old man told them he was walking his dog in the 2600 block of...
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November 30, 2016 - 4:33 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A spring trial date has been set for three Kansas men accused of plotting to bomb an apartment complex where Somali immigrants live. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren scheduled on Wednesday the jury trial for April 25 at the federal courthouse in Wichita. Prosecutors say 47-year-old...
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