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December 27, 2016 - 10:10 pm
FAIRVIEW, Okla. - A magnitude 3.2 earthquake has struck about 20 miles northwest of Fairview, Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the temblor occurred at 10:14 p.m. at a depth of just under 7 miles. Fairview is about 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. There were no immediate reports of...
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December 27, 2016 - 10:06 pm
BURLINGTON, Kan. - On Tuesday the Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced they had arrested a deputy of the Coffey County Sheriff's Office. 28-year-old Matthew Vander Linden was arrested on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of sexual exploitation of a child, and...
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December 27, 2016 - 4:48 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Permeant changes have been implemented at the Reno County Courthouse. Beginning Tuesday, only the main door will be open to the public from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Unless an emergency is declared, only one exit will be open, which is located next to the entryway. A ban on weapons...
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December 27, 2016 - 3:08 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas federal judge has lifted a stay of execution for a former soldier who was sentenced to death for killing two women and three rapes. Ronald A. Gray has been held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since a military court sentenced him to die in 1988. The U.S. military has not...
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December 27, 2016 - 3:04 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — An unusual budget provision passed earlier this month by Congress means no one who qualifies for a government farm loan will be denied in the next four months. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is a Kansas Republican who chairs an agricultural appropriations panel. He says the budget patch...
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December 27, 2016 - 3:01 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a western Kansas woman against the state and several agencies after her son was removed from her home in 2015 when he told school officials she used marijuana. Shona Banda, of Garden City, alleged in the lawsuit filed in March that...
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December 27, 2016 - 2:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas high school students will now receive ACT college-entrance exam score projections with their state test results. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the University of Kansas' Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation studied the correlation between 10th grade assessments...
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December 27, 2016 - 2:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Officials with the Kansas Turnpike Authority are watching to see if the new South Lawrence Trafficway draws traffic and revenue from the toll-based Turnpike. KTA spokeswoman Jeri Biehler told The Lawrence Journal-World that KTA has noticed traffic changes, both increases and...
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December 27, 2016 - 2:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Authorities say a man has been fatally shot in a Topeka alley just west of downtown. Police say officers found Matthew Lamont Gladney, 28, of Topeka, wounded late Monday while responding to a report that two people were exchanging gunfire. Gladney was taken to a hospital, where he...
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December 27, 2016 - 2:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Authorities have identified two people found shot to death in an SUV on Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kansas. Police announced Tuesday that the victims were Socorro Olivas, 59, and Javier Ambriz, 54, both of Kansas City, Kansas. Police responded to a car wreck along the highway...
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