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December 03, 2016 - 5:37 am
WICHITA, Kan. — Two Kansas teens got a big surprise, and video, when the hound they were using to hunt raccoons treed a mountain lion last month in Wabaunsee County. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Thanksgiving night sighting was one of three documented within 15 days in a 60-mile area. Kansas...
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December 02, 2016 - 8:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers are proposing bills that would make attacking a law enforcement officer a hate crime. The Springfield News-Leader ( http://sgfnow.co/2gIiIK2 ) reports that Rep. Marsha Haefner's bill would consider certain offenses a hate crime if they were committed because...
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December 02, 2016 - 8:14 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – A small section of Kellogg is closed to all traffic this weekend. The mile long stretch will re-open Monday morning. Kellogg will be closed from Rock to Webb road until 5 a.m. Monday. There are detours set up for drivers to avoid the closure on Harry Street and Central Avenue. A...
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December 02, 2016 - 7:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump says Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is among the sources behind Trump's unsubstantiated claim that "millions" of people voted illegally. Kellyanne Conway was Trump's campaign manager and mentioned Kobach twice as a source during an...
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December 02, 2016 - 4:17 pm
PEABODY, Kan. - A Peabody woman who was reported missing Friday afternoon has been located. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said in a release that the woman, 67, has dementia, and family members were worried that she might be exposed to the cold if not found. KAKE News reports that she was...
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December 02, 2016 - 2:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas officials plan to reduce funding to providers of residential psychiatric care for children in a move expected to save about $350,000 from the state general fund. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services' announcement comes...
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December 02, 2016 - 2:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court is considering a rule that would require records related to the selection of nominees for the high court and other judgeships to be made public. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the rule change would require those records to be retained for at least three...
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December 02, 2016 - 2:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Authorities say one person has been killed in an early morning house fire north of Topeka. Kansas State Fire Marshall's Office spokesman Kevin Doel says eight people were in the home when fire started around 6:20 a.m. Friday. Several were transported for treatment, including the...
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December 02, 2016 - 2:48 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Kansas couple alleges in a lawsuit that a neighboring dairy has contaminated their water supply. The Hutchinson News reports that Beryl and Becky Grow of rural Reno County are seeking more than $75,000 in damages from Perry and Sharon Beachy. The suit alleges "permanent and...
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December 02, 2016 - 2:45 pm
OLATHE, Kan. — A teenager accused of sexually assaulting two classmates at a suburban Kansas City high school has pleaded guilty to amended charges in a case that touched off a metro-wide protest. The Kansas City Star reports that the Leawood boy, 15, admitted Thursday in juvenile court to two...
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