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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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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
May 04, 2017 - 7:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Health System says it will form a partnership with Ardent Health Services to take over the struggling St. Francis hospital in Topeka. The deal announced on Thursday will keep St. Francis Health open and preserve most of the 1,600 jobs at St. Francis, the...
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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
May 04, 2017 - 4:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Derek Holland scattered three hits while pitching into the seventh inning, Jose Abreu and Matt Davidson went deep off Ian Kennedy and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Thursday to split their four-game series. Holland (3-2) exited with two outs in the...
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Dreamstime
May 04, 2017 - 2:37 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – A Kansas man has been charged in U.S. District Court with producing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. 20-year-old Ian Smith of Viola is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possessing child pornography. An...
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Dreamstime
May 04, 2017 - 2:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is continuing its review of the capital murder cases of two brothers sentenced to die. The Court is struggling with how much discretion it has to spare two brothers from execution for four notorious Wichita slayings following a U.S. Supreme Court...
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USA Today
May 04, 2017 - 1:44 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police are investigating after a woman attending a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium was struck by a stray bullet. Police say the 34-year-old victim was inside the ballpark Tuesday during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers when she felt pain in her arm. She...
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