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December 28, 2016 - 1:48 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — University of Kansas students are being offered buttons through the school's library system that are meant to make their preferred gender pronouns clear. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that various University of Kansas Libraries employees also are wearing the buttons. Library...
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December 28, 2016 - 1:43 pm
TROY, Kan. — A northeast Kansas man whose granddaughter, was killed in a crash as she drove him home from church has pleaded no contest in her death. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Dennis Meers, of St. Joseph, entered the plea to an aggravated child endangerment charge last week. Sentencing...
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December 28, 2016 - 1:38 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A Kansas lawmaker says the economic development incentive tool that could finance a proposed outdoor activity center at a Lawrence lake will be examined during the upcoming legislative session. Sen. Julia Lynn, (R-Olathe), leads the Senate Commerce Committee, which is expected to...
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December 28, 2016 - 1:33 pm
SHAWNEE, Kan. — A suburban Kansas City gun store that changed locations after a fatal gunfight is closing. Jon Bieker was killed in January 2015 while defending his wife, Becky Bieker, from four Missouri men who were attempting to rob their Shawnee, Kansas, store, called She's a Pistol. Three of...
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December 28, 2016 - 8:05 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Police have made an arrest in the Wichita's latest homicide case. Police Lt. Todd Ojile says late last Friday night in the east part of Wichita, 23-year-old Charles Hawkins was found in a parking lot south of Douglas & Rock Road with a gunshot wound to his upper body; he later...
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December 28, 2016 - 7:20 am
WICHITA, Kan. - On Christmas Day afternoon in the southwest part of Wichita, two men looking through a dumpster at a baking company found a dead man's body; that trash dumpster was located east of Harry & Meridian. An autopsy was performed on the body. Police officer Pol Cruz says the coronor's...
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December 28, 2016 - 3:59 am
WELLSVILLE, Kan. - Authorities say a 6-year-old boy has died in a northeast Kansas house fire. Kansas State Fire Marshall's Office spokesman Kevin Doel says firefighters were called Tuesday night to the Wellsville fire. The boy was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later. The name of...
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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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