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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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November 26, 2016 - 11:35 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Authorities have arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of shooting and wounding a Topeka police detective. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the suspect was booked into the Shawnee County jail Friday in connection with the Nov. 5 shooting of police Detective Brian Hill. The...
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November 26, 2016 - 11:31 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - The investigation continues into the cause of an explosion and fire at a Kansas chemical plant. Officials said Friday they are still investigating the cause of the explosion and fire at the Airosol Company chemical plant in Neodesha. The plant manufactures and packages aerosol,...
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November 26, 2016 - 11:28 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 26, 2016 - 11:22 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 26, 2016 - 11:16 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A woman who gave her ex-boyfriend the guns he used in February's mass shooting at a Kansas lawn equipment factory will return to federal court for sentencing. The defense attorney for Sarah Hopkins has filed a sealed sentencing memorandum that includes her psychological evaluation...
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November 25, 2016 - 8:53 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - One person is dead after being hit with a vehicle Friday evening near McConnell Air Force Base. Sedgwick County dispatchers report the incident occured shortly before 6:30 p.m. along S. Oliver, north of the 47th St. S. intersection. Traffic along Oliver between 47th St. S. and...
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November 25, 2016 - 8:23 pm
NOWATA, Okla. — The mayor of Nowata says the city can start using water from the Verdigris River again after service was shut off because of contamination concerns following a chemical plant explosion in Kansas. Mayor David Lynn tells Tulsa television station KJRH ( http://bit.ly/2gpPxMj ) that the...
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