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April 13, 2018 - 2:56 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says a website created to find and shame people who owe child support is getting heavy use and has already found one person. Colyer said Thursday the website had nearly 45,000 visits in the first 24 hours after it became operational. He says one of the 10 people identified...
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April 13, 2018 - 2:53 pm
Snow has started falling in Kansas as forecasters warn of a mixture of blizzard conditions and strong thunderstorms. The Kansas Highway Patrol said in a tweet that "It has started!" The tweet says heavy snow is falling at the Kansas-Colorado line. Visibility is down to less than a quarter mile, and...
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April 13, 2018 - 2:50 pm
Law enforcement officials say three people are being investigated after officers seized 350 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 70. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf says a drug interdiction team discovered the drug haul during a traffic stop near Junction City on April 5. The Hays...
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Dreamstime
April 13, 2018 - 11:16 am
The suspect wanted for a robbery at Newton's First Bank south branch has been apprehended; that robbery occurred late Monday afternoon. 50-year-old Martin Paris was arrested Thursday night in Seiling, Oklahoma, in the northwest part of the state. A tip from someone who recognized Paris from media...
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April 13, 2018 - 10:45 am
A turkey hunter is badly burned but alive after becoming trapped overnight by a wildfire in northwestern Oklahoma. Oklahoma Forestry Services spokeswoman Michelle-Finch Walker says the hunter was found Friday morning and taken to a burn center in serious condition. Walker says the blaze in Dewey...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:17 am
Crews responded to the report of a house fire in south Wichita Thursday. The fire was reported a little after 5:00 p.m. in the 1700 block of S. Market. Upon arrival crews found heavy smoke showing from the home. KSN News spoke with Wichita Fire Battalion Chief Tom Carney who said crews managed to...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:02 am
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says a man tried to take a gun from a deputy during an arrest. The suspect, 25-year-old Isaac J. Pankratz, was arrested Thursday morning in Oaklawn by officers responding to a report of criminal damage to property. Pankratz was arrested on a felony warrant for...
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April 12, 2018 - 11:11 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed legislation that will increase the penalties for making hoax emergency calls when they lead to the injuries or deaths of others. Colyer announced Thursday that he signed the measure designed to combat "swatting" to send a message that the behavior is unacceptable...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:31 pm
The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Indian immigrant last year in a Kansas City suburb may plead guilty to a federal hate crime charge. The Kansas City Star reports Adam Purinton, 52, of Olathe, on Wednesday filed a change of plea notice in federal court in Kansas, where he is charged with a...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:20 pm
A Lawrence man who sent hundreds of emails to someone he thought was a girl, 14, has been convicted of soliciting sex. The person he was communicating with was a sheriff's deputy. Prosecutors say when Michael Henderson, 38, showed up with condoms to meet the "child" he was arrested. Henderson was...
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