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November 16, 2016 - 3:07 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - One person was critically injured in a crash involving a motorcycle in west Wichita. It happened just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on West Street, just south of Central where a motorcycle and an SUV collided. A police spokesman said the cause of the accident between a Ford...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will be leaving a position on the House Republicans' leadership team when the newly elected Congress convenes in January. Jenkins said Wednesday that she is stepping down as GOP conference vice chairwoman to focus on health care and tax reform...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:37 pm
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — A Texas man, 42, has been arrested in a head-on Kansas crash that killed a mother and her daughter, 5, and critically injured the woman's son. The Houston driver is jailed in Geary County on $250,000 bond on suspicion of two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:30 pm
PLEASANTON, Kan. - Authorities say two bodies found buried in eastern Kansas are believed to be those of two homicide victims. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday in a news release that the bodies were found late Tuesday on a rural property west of Pittsburg. The release says the...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:26 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A retired Wichita police officer has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to charges accusing him of fabricating documents. The office of the U.S. attorney for Kansas said in a release that Kevin P. Vaughn. 52, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement of public funds...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A few hundred Topeka students marched to the Statehouse to show they're diverse and united. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 400 to 500 Topeka High School students participated in the march Wednesday. Angelo Campos, 18, a senior, says since the presidential election last week...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Kansas City Chiefs are rallying around long snapper James Winchester, whose father Michael was killed by a former Southwest Airlines employee outside of an Oklahoma City airport. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Winchester, who like his father played college...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:12 pm
SMITH CENTER, Kan. — A small earthquake has shaken parts of north-central Kansas, but there are no immediate reports of damage. The Hays Post reports that the magnitude 3.4 quake struck just noon Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered about 25 miles southeast of Smith Center...
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November 16, 2016 - 7:24 am
WICHITA, Kan. - An habitual offender was arrested in the east part of Wichita, near 1st & Edgemoor. On Tuesday afternoon, a man was doing some work on the roof of a residence in the 200 block of N. Old Manor. He called 911, reporting a crime-in-progress, and police soon arrived. The man had...
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November 15, 2016 - 11:50 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. — New Kansas State University President Richard Myers has reiterated his opposition to allowing concealed weapons on state college campuses starting next year. Myers told reporters Tuesday that it will be up to the Legislature to decide whether they rescind the policy, but he's...
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