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April 28, 2017 - 11:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer hit consecutive two-run doubles in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Sano also had a two-run homer in the fourth. He has eight hits in his last 11 at-bats. The Royals...
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Dreamstime
April 28, 2017 - 11:05 pm
WICHIA, Kan. (KNSS) - Court documents were released Friday detailing the decapitation of a woman in west Wichita. Micki Davis, 63, was killed Sunday, April 9, at a home in the 1400 block of west Rita. Rachael Hilyard, 35, the ex-girlfriend of Davis' son, is charged with first-degree murder. A...
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Dreamstime
April 28, 2017 - 6:07 pm
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A fifth person charged in the shooting death of a Pittsburg State University student pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. Darius Rainey agreed to the plea deal Friday in the October 2014 death of Taylor Thomas, 20. The Joplin Globe reports District Attorney Michael Gayoso...
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Dreanstune
April 28, 2017 - 6:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A county commissioner in northeast Kansas is chastising the state for not meeting its court-ordered obligations to transfer 12 jail inmates to receive mental health evaluations in another town. Shawnee County Commissioner Kevin Cook tells the Topeka Capital-Journal on Thursday...
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Dreamstime
April 28, 2017 - 5:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a Kansas man whose case drew attention because of a tattoo spelling murder backward on his neck. The court on Friday rejected an appeal from Jeffery Wade Chapman of his first-degree murder conviction in the 2011 death...
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Dreamstime
April 28, 2017 - 5:50 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An arrest affidavit shows that a Kansas day care worker was the only person with access to the infant she's accused of killing. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Carrody Buchhorn, 42, was arrested April 14 and faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of 9-month-old...
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K N S S News
April 28, 2017 - 5:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three people are charged in the stabbing death of a Kansas man who was lured to Kansas City by a Craigslist ad. The Jackson County prosecutor announced charges Friday in the killing of Michael Luckey, 29, of Osawatomie, Kansas. His body was found April 5 near an abandoned...
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Dreamstime
April 28, 2017 - 4:26 pm
HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 13 this week to 870. A year ago, 420 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 697 rigs sought oil and 171 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed...
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Dreamstime
April 28, 2017 - 4:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Short skirts and revealing shirts are among the garments Kansas Department of Revenue employees are barred from wearing under a new dress code. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Revenue Secretary Sam Williams authorized implementation of the fashion rules Monday. Employees...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
April 28, 2017 - 2:02 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Saturday, April 29, marks the semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. From 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, local police officers, Sedgwick County sheriff's department deputies, and agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency will be available as citizens...
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