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November 30, 2016 - 10:37 pm
DODGE CITY, Kan. - In a post on Facebook Wednesday the Dodge City Police Department asked for the public's help in finding a rape suspect. The post reads that 33-year-old Humberto Martinez-Ornelas is wanted on two counts of rape and several other charges including aggravated assault, domestic...
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November 30, 2016 - 4:10 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A man has been hospitalized in critical condition after he was hit by a car while crossing a street in south Wichita. It happened around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at 43rd street south and Seneca. A man, 55, who investigators say is part of a nearby group home was attempting to cross...
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November 30, 2016 - 3:48 pm
HAYSVILLE, Kan. - A fire damaged a home in Haysville. It happened around just after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday in the home on North Ward Parkway. One person was home at the time of the fire, but got out safely. A damage estimate was not immediately available. The cause remains under investigation.
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November 30, 2016 - 2:19 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A Derby man who aledgelly killed a woman by running her over has been charged with first-degree murder. Randal Keesling, 61, was charged Wednesday in Sedgwick County court. The judge ordered him held on $250,000 bond. Police say Keesling struck Amber Lehman, 32, last Friday night on...
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November 30, 2016 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A statistical analysis shows a dramatic drop in Oklahoma earthquakes since late May, when the state limited wastewater injections into energy wells. And a new study says the state is on its way back to calmer times that prevailed before a huge jump in man-made earthquakes. In...
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November 30, 2016 - 1:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is supporting President-elect Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim that he would have won the popular vote if "millions" of people hadn't voted illegally. Kobach offered no evidence Wednesday of specific cases of election fraud this year. Instead...
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November 30, 2016 - 1:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A man charged with shooting and injuring a Topeka police detective has a criminal record, including a sex crime case and a case involving another law enforcement officer. Christopher Curtis Harris, 29, appeared in court Monday on charges of attempted capital murder, aggravated...
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November 30, 2016 - 1:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Authorities have identified the victim of a deadly Topeka house fire. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that David Packett, 50, was identified Tuesday as the man killed Saturday. Topeka Fire Marshal Mike Martin says the fire started in the front living room. The cause is listed as...
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November 30, 2016 - 10:03 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A shooting in southwest Wichita appears to have been self-inflicted. Emergency responders were called around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after a passer-by discovered the body of a woman, 18, in a vehicle near 47th south and Ridge Rd. About an hour later, a spokesman for the...
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November 30, 2016 - 9:23 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Officials say close to 2 million gallons of raw sewage overflowed from a manhole in south Lawrence, prompting a health and stream advisory. The Lawrence Journal World reports ( http://bit.ly/2fOyEMu ) the overflow happened after a bypass pump failed Monday evening. Officials say...
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