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February 28, 2017 - 10:44 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A woman was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for Social Security fraud and other charges. In a statement U.S. Attorney Tom Beall's office said 49-year-old Verlarina Ruth Collins was sentenced to serve nearly 4 years in federal prison. Investigators discovered that Collins...
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February 28, 2017 - 10:26 pm
Kansas City, Kan. - One man was killed in a traffic accident on I-35 in Johnson County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol it happened on I-35 near 87th at 6:00 p.m. A northbound car hit the trailer of a northbound semi. The driver of the car, 61-year-old Robert Pugh of Raytown, Mo. was...
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February 28, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – Parents and caregivers are being asked for their input as Wichita Public Schools work to develop the 2017-18 calendar year. In a money saving effort, the current school day was lengthened by 30 minutes, which shortened the school year by 15 days. Officials hope to save around $3...
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February 28, 2017 - 3:12 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Six weeks ago, a Wichita woman attending college in Kansas City disappeared without a trace. According to her parents, Toni Anderson, 20, was driving a black 2014 Ford Focus. After getting off work on January 15, she was last seen using a QuikTrip ATM on 31st Street at Southwest...
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February 28, 2017 - 3:06 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – A federal grand jury has endicted eleven people on charges of stealing mail from boxes across Wichita. The sixty-one count endictment filed Tuesday alleges that on Dec. 8, 2012, Wichita police learned that a U.S. Postal Service vehicle was burglarized and a master key was stolen...
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February 28, 2017 - 2:26 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - The annual Outdoor Living & Landscaping Show returns to Century II in downtown Wichita this weekend, March 3rd, 4th and 5th. After the close of the long-running Wichita Garden Show in early 2011, Entercom Communications produced its first “garden show” under the name Outdoor...
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February 28, 2017 - 2:18 pm
HYDERABAD, India — Hundreds of grieving family and friends have tearfully mourned an engineer in his southern Indian hometown days after he was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in a crowded Kansas bar. Tears rolled down the cheeks of Srinivas Kuchibhotla's parents, Madhusudhan...
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February 28, 2017 - 2:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — An aide says Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer plan to meet with India's consul general over a bar shooting that left an Indian engineer dead and another wounded. Brownback spokeswoman Melika Willoughby said the meeting will take place later this week. She said...
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February 28, 2017 - 2:11 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge has sided with immigration agents in a lawsuit filed by a Kenyan man who alleges he was violently attacked at a Kansas jail for refusing to be fingerprinted before deportation. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil's decision on Tuesday reverses her previous ruling that...
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February 28, 2017 - 2:06 pm
KINSLEY, Kan. — A man has been charged in a fatal weekend stabbing in western Kansas. The Hays Post reports that Jason Rae Stone, 37, is charged in Edwards County with second-degree murder in the death of Daniel O'Brien, 52. Bond is set at $100,000. It's not immediately clear if he has an attorney...
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