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December 14, 2018 - 11:16 pm
Fire crews have taken up a defensive mode battling a warehouse fire in Park City. It began around 9:00 p.m. Friday night in the 5800 block of north Prospect, just west of Broadway between 53rd and 61st streets. Fire crews reported seeing flames as they arrived. Due to liquid fuel in the warehouse,...
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December 14, 2018 - 11:02 pm
Wichita Police say officers were called to the Emprise Bank in the 11000 block of east Harry near Greenwich at around 9:30 a.m. Friday morning. Officers contacted several employees who stated two unknown suspects entered the business and demanded money. One of the suspects was armed with handgun...
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December 14, 2018 - 8:14 pm
A Kansas law meant to ban telemedicine abortions has become entangled in larger court battles over abortion and the legality of the practice remains in doubt. A state court judge heard arguments Friday on an abortion rights group's request to block the new law from taking effect in January. Since...
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December 14, 2018 - 7:51 pm
Another Kansas lawmaker is switching from the Republican to the Democrat party. Outgoing Rep. Joy Koesten, of Leawood, announced Thursday that she's changing her party affiliation. Koesten wrote that she "just can't stomach trying to 'fit in' any more to a party that grieves me so each and every...
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December 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Authorities say a collision with a parked dump truck has left one teen dead and another injured in Kansas City, Kansas. Police say the teens were riding in a speeding sport utility vehicle that skidded into the city work truck Thursday. It appears that the SUV then struck a guardrail and rolled...
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December 14, 2018 - 10:46 am
An American Civil Liberties Union survey has found that county-level election officials in Kansas reject the notion that voter fraud is either a major or minor concern. The report released Friday contradicts claims of widespread voter fraud by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Election...
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December 14, 2018 - 2:01 am
A state court judge is considering whether to block Kansas from enforcing a ban on telemedicine abortions that are to start in January. With telemedicine abortions, women in rural areas are allowed to get abortion pills without an in-office consultation in a city clinic. On Friday, Judge Franklin...
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December 13, 2018 - 10:33 pm
Police in Wichita are investigating eight bomb threats. In Barton County at least thirteen were made, and several more throughout the state through email and phone calls. While a majority of those threats are considered to be hoaxes, local and state law enforcement agencies are investigating...
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December 13, 2018 - 8:46 pm
The Wichita Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing boy. Joan Ibarra, 11, was last seen Thursday at Hamilton Middle School at 1407 South Broadway. It is believed that he walked away around 10:15 a.m. Ibarra is Hispanic, around 4'8", 80 lbs. with black hair and brown...
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December 13, 2018 - 7:37 pm
The Douglas County Commission is considering a plan to add between 84 and 154 beds to the county jail. Undersheriff Gary Bunting and Assistant County Administrator Sarah Plinsky presented the plan Wednesday. The commission asked for a plan that would allow the county to stop housing 50 to 80...
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