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Steve McIntosh
April 19, 2019 - 10:50 am
First responders were called to the report of a possible gas leak in Old Town at mid-morning ... at 2nd and Mead. Some businesses were evacuated as a precaution. Drivers were advised noit start vehicles. No injuries reported.
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April 19, 2019 - 10:36 am
Authorities say a police officer has been shot in the leg and a suspect taken into custody at a Kansas motel. Russell Police Chief Dale Weimaster said in a news release that shots were fired just after 8 p.m. Thursday while officers were responding to a report about a possibly suicidal man at a...
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Steve McIntosh
April 19, 2019 - 10:03 am
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in March. This was up from 3.4 percent in February and up from 3.4 percent in March 2018. Kansas gained 5,900 jobs, when compared to March of...
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April 19, 2019 - 5:34 am
Kansas officials have issued a new fiscal forecast that is a little more optimistic about how much tax revenue the state should expect to collect over the next two years. The slightly better projections released Thursday would give the state more budget room to expand Medicaid or provide modest...
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April 19, 2019 - 5:29 am
Authorities say a police officer was seriously injured when he rear-ended a stopped school bus in southeast Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened Wednesday after the bus driver stopped to drop off students along U.S. 166 about 2 miles (3.22 kilometers) west of Tyro. The officer...
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April 19, 2019 - 5:25 am
The Missouri House has passed legislation that could block the developers of one of the nation's largest wind energy projects from using eminent domain to string a high-voltage power line across the Midwest. The vote Thursday by the House targets a $2.3 billion project that would carry electricity...
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April 19, 2019 - 5:20 am
A 38-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years in the shooting death of a man whose body was set on fire in rural Lawrence. Christina Towell, of Leavenworth, was sentenced Thursday. She pleaded no contest last month to first-degree felony murder for...
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April 19, 2019 - 5:16 am
A suburban Kansas City psychiatrist has lost his license to practice medicine in Kansas after state regulators alleged he had sex with a patient. KCUR-FM reports that 42-year-old Brian Patrick Lahey, of Overland Park, waived his right to a hearing and agreed Tuesday to an indefinite license...
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April 19, 2019 - 5:10 am
A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows about one of every five expects an increase in farm loan defaults stemming from last month's devastative Midwest floods. The Rural Mainstreet survey for April, released Thursday, shows the survey's overall index...
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April 19, 2019 - 5:08 am
The Kansas Lottery says someone in northeast Kansas won a record Super Kansas Cash jackpot. The winner matched all five numbers and the Super Cash Ball in the April 17 drawing. The record $6,691,944 jackpot is the first time someone won the Super Kansas Cash since Jan. 10, 2018. Lottery officials...
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