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March 01, 2017 - 10:53 am
OMAHA, Neb. — A man accused of defrauding his mother and others out of more than $911,000 has been sent to prison and ordered to pay back the money. Prosecutors say James Kappler Jr., 61, of Topeka, Kansas, was sentenced Tuesday to 63 months for wire fraud. Prosecutors say Kappler had told his...
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March 01, 2017 - 10:50 am
CHICAGO, Ill. — NASA has returned a bag used to collect lunar samples during the first manned moon mission to an Illinois woman who bought it at auction. The Chicago Tribune reports NASA officials turned over the Apollo 11 artifact Monday at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Nancy Lee Carlson of...
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March 01, 2017 - 8:53 am
BRANDON, Miss. - The Latest on the capture of a Mississippi fugitive in Kansas: 2 p.m. Mississippi authorities are charging a fugitive arrested Wednesday near Wilson, Kansas, with a second murder. Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell says he's obtained a warrant to arrest 28-year-old Alex Deaton in...
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March 01, 2017 - 8:26 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas is reporting that it collected $37 million more in taxes than anticipated in February. The Department of Revenue's report Wednesday is good news for legislators and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback as they deal with the state's budget problems. It lessens pressure for immediate...
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March 01, 2017 - 7:56 am
WICHITA - A man robbed a payday-loans business in the east part of Wichita. It happened shortly before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at Quick Cash at Central & Oliver; a 64-year-old female employee was opening the store, when she was confronted by a suspect who ran up behind her, forcing her to the ground...
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March 01, 2017 - 7:36 am
WICHITA - The Wichita police department is trying out a new less-lethal weapon for use by officers in some situations. Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says the new equipment is a 40-millimeter launcher gun that fires as foam-tipped round; he says they are looking at alternatives to bullets, and that...
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March 01, 2017 - 4:16 am
PRATT, Kan. - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of shooting a Kansas convenience store clerk and kidnapping two hikers in New Mexico while on the run after his girlfriend was killed and a jogger was shot in Mississippi. The sheriff in Ellsworth County, Kansas, tells television station KSNW...
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March 01, 2017 - 3:44 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas is preparing to report on whether its tax collections exceeded expectations again in February. The state Department of Revenue planned to issue its monthly report Wednesday afternoon. Tax collections have been greater than anticipated for each of the past three months. They...
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March 01, 2017 - 1:50 am
OMAHA, Neb. - Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest manufacturing is boosting economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index report released Wednesday says the overall economic index for the region rose to 60.5 in...
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February 28, 2017 - 10:48 pm
MCPHERSON, Kan. - A letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a McPherson drug manufacturing plant was cited by the Food and Drug Administration for violations. In a June 2016 inspection of Pfizer's Hospira unit, the FDA found cardboard contaminating a vial of injectable antibiotic...
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