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February 19, 2017 - 5:58 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — A conference next month will focus on the best ways to raise awareness about the dangers of radon gas. The Environmental Protection Agency is working with health officials in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa to put on the conference in Manhattan on March 7. The odorless...
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February 19, 2017 - 4:16 am
JOPLIN, Mo. — Supporters of Route 66 are pushing to have the roadway added to a national list of historic trails. Stakeholders in the iconic 2,400-mile road pushed to have legislation introduced in the U.S. House for the designation, which would likely make the road part of the National Park...
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February 18, 2017 - 11:23 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Unusually warm and dry weather in February is stoking fears of another drought in the Sunflower State. Moderate to severe drought is currently affecting most of the western third of the state, with abnormally dry conditions being reported in Sumner and Butler counties. Rain is in...
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February 18, 2017 - 7:40 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - D.J. Johnson tipped in a miss by Kamau Stokes with 1.6 seconds left, then made a free throw to send Kansas State to a 64-61 win over Texas on Saturday that snapped the Wildcats' three-game losing streak. Johnson's tip came after Kansas State had called a timeout with 8 seconds left...
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February 18, 2017 - 5:30 pm
HESSON, Kan. — In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Hesston a year ago that left 3 dead and 14 injured, the Newton Police Department and Harvey County Sheriff's Office are waiting delivery on new AR-Fifteen rifles. Sheriff Chad Gay said that when that incident happened, and some deputies were...
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February 18, 2017 - 2:26 pm
WICHITA, Kan.—A lawsuit has been filed against a Wichita ice cream truck company that employed a registered sex offender. Court Documents show that Southwest National Bank is suing Frosty Treats for $75,000 on behalf of two children, ages 9 and 11. The lawsuit alleges that Frosty Treats failed to...
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February 18, 2017 - 8:49 am
WACO, Texas - Landen Lucas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and No. 3 Kansas grabbed a stranglehold on the Big 12 race with a 67-65 victory at No. 4 Baylor on Saturday. The Jayhawks (24-3, 12-2) have a three-game lead in the Big 12 standings over Baylor with four games to play. With one...
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February 18, 2017 - 7:48 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Landry Shamet and Darral Willis Jr. scored 14 points apiece and Wichita State throttled Northern Iowa 73-44 on Saturday to run its winning streak to 10. Markis McDuffie added 12 points for the Shockers (25-5, 15-1 Missouri Valley), who reached 25 wins for the eighth year in a row...
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February 18, 2017 - 5:45 am
WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas game wardens are getting help from a Facebook page that has more than 42,000 followers. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism game warden Dan Melson tells the Wichita Eagle that the social media page is helpful. Melson, who created the page in 2014, says he came up...
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February 17, 2017 - 8:38 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – Fire crews quickly put out a house fire Friday night in northeast Wichita. The fire was reported shortly after 7 p.m. in the 1000 block of Whitfield, near 13th and Woodlawn. Smoke was pouring out of the house and flames burning through the roof when crews arrived on scene. Sedgwick...
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