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November 16, 2017 - 11:26 pm
NEWTON, Kan. (KNSS) – Fire crews in Harvey County were called to the scene of a fire in a structure next to a grain elevator. The fire began in a building on the Co-Op campus in the 1900 block of North Main in North Newton, at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Fire officials say the blaze was...
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November 16, 2017 - 9:20 pm
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to killing a Shawnee woman in her apartment last year. The Kansas City Star reports Gregory Paul Wright II, 55, pleaded guilty Thursday to premeditated first-degree murder in the death of Monica Lee,44. The woman was found dead in May 2016 inside her...
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November 16, 2017 - 9:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Topeka boy, 2, more than eleven years ago is free after a jury acquitted him in the case. The Shawnee County District Court jury on Thursday found Johnathan Davion Mango, 33, not guilty of second-degree murder in March 2006 death of Eli Clemens. An...
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November 16, 2017 - 9:07 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison for participating in a scheme that cost Sedgwick County $566,000. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said George James, 49, of Brookhaven, Georgia, was sentenced Wednesday for wire fraud. James told...
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November 16, 2017 - 9:02 pm
GARNETT, Kan. (AP) — Court records show a fired eastern Kansas jailer had sex with five inmates, including one who become pregnant and had an abortion. The arrest affidavit for Lexington Laiter, 27, of Garnett, was released this week. Laiter is jailed on $250,000 bail in Osage County after he was...
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November 16, 2017 - 8:49 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy will likely remain slow in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states in the months ahead. The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region remained in negative territory below 50 and declined to 44.7 in November from October's 45.3. The index is based on Creighton...
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November 16, 2017 - 3:03 pm
Tammy Snow, a nearly 30-year veteran of the Wichita Fire Department (WFD), has been appointed head of the department following a national search, City Manager Robert Layton announced on Thursday. Snow has served as the WFD interim Chief since July, when longtime Fire Chief Ronald D. Blackwell...
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