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May 05, 2017 - 10:33 am
WAKEENEY, Kan. (AP) - A western Kansas police chief who's charged with blackmail, witness intimidation and several other charges has been returned to jail after being accused of violating his bond conditions. Trego County Attorney Christopher Lyon says a bond violation hearing is scheduled for...
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Steve McIntosh
May 05, 2017 - 10:24 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Newly-elected Kansas Congressman Ron Estes tells KNSS News his first week-and-a-half in the House of Representatives has been "a whirlwind". He joined his fellow Republicans in passing a new health care plan this week., which he says is a "great thing" and will "move the...
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Steve & Ted
May 05, 2017 - 8:29 am
Steve and Ted are joined live by Chief Buck after a fire near Harry and I-135 in southeast Wichita. Says damage was "extensive" to the home on east Aloma.
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May 05, 2017 - 5:01 am
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KNSS) - The Garden City Police Department released a statement of Facebook saying there is an investigation into alleged threats made at Garden City High School. USD 457 issued a statement Thursday night to parents saying a potential threat had been made on social media toward...
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May 05, 2017 - 4:34 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators have advanced a proposal to keep concealed guns out of hospitals, mental health centers and nursing homes after June. The Senate Ways and Means Committee approved a bill Thursday that would give the facilities a permanent exemption from a 2013 gun-rights law...
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May 05, 2017 - 4:20 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Legal challenges to a Kansas law requiring documentary proof of citizenship remain on track for trial after rulings in two separate federal cases. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Thursday mostly denied motions seeking summary judgment in mixed rulings that nonetheless...
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May 04, 2017 - 10:34 pm
WICHITA, Kan, (KNSS) - A registered sex offender from Wichita was sentenced Thursday to 195 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Jeremy Michael Schmidt, 41, formerly known as Jeremy Michael Davis, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing...
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May 04, 2017 - 8:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) – Firefighters rescued 19 people from a roller coaster that got stuck on the tracks Thursday at an Oklahoma City amusement park. The last person was removed from the Silver Bullet coaster shortly after 1 p.m. and no one was injured, Fire Lt. Ray Lujan said. The roller...
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May 04, 2017 - 8:35 pm
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a man accused of leaving a trail of dead and wounded people and stolen cars in Mississippi, New Mexico and Kansas. District Attorney Michael Guest says grand jurors in Rankin County, Mississippi, indicted Alex Deaton Wednesday on charges of first-...
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May 04, 2017 - 8:30 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Participants in the annual hard winter wheat tour have released their final projection on the size of the 2017 crop in Kansas amid uncertainty to the full extent of storm damage. The Wheat Quality Council's tour forecast Thursday that farmers will cut 281.7 million bushels. The...
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