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Scooter
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January 19, 2020 - 8:46 pm
A scooter driver was seriously injured Sunday morning in a crash involving an Animal Control van in Wichita. Wichita police say a 62-year-old man was driving an electric handicapped scooter in the crosswalk crossing East Pawnee when he was hit by an on-duty Animal Control van. The van was turning...
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Ambulance
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January 19, 2020 - 7:41 pm
A medical emergency caused a driver to lose control of his vehicle and collide with a home in North Riverside. It happened Sunday a little after 2:00 p.m. when a driver and his passenger were traveling southbound in the 1600 block of North Porter. The owner of the home, who wished not to be...
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Mahomes
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January 19, 2020 - 6:21 pm
Arrowhead Stadium rocked to Whitney Houston's "I Want To Dance With Somebody.'' Kansas City fans' half-century wait to boogie in the Super Bowl is over — in great part due to their quarterback's magical feet, not to mention his majestic arm. With his best imitation of a tightrope walker, Patrick...
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Earthquake frequency wave graph
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January 19, 2020 - 4:50 pm
A small earthquake has been reported in southern Kansas. The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 4.4 earthquake, which was later upgraded to a 4.5 magnitude, struck near Hutchinson shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. No damage was immediately reported. The Hutchinson News reports that the earthquake...
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The words "College 101" on a blackboard in chalk
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January 19, 2020 - 11:04 am
A task force that examined Greek life at the University of Kansas is recommending a return to Friday morning classes and a stronger effort to connect fraternities and sororities with the community. The university formed the task force in November 2018 to improve safety and efficiency in the Greek...
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Emergency vehicle, light car
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January 19, 2020 - 8:16 am
A Butler County woman who was being held hostage Saturday evening is safe, but the person holding that woman hostage is believed to be dead. It happened around 7 p.m. at a home around 3 miles northwest of Leon. Our news partners at KSN-TV say the house caught on fire after the woman was rescued...
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Economy
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January 18, 2020 - 9:02 pm
United Way of the Plains has set up a Laid-Off Workers Fund to assist individuals who have recently been or will be laid off from jobs in Sedgwick County. To those who qualify, the fund will provide support for a mortgage (or rent) and utilities. No funds will go directly to individuals; bills will...
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January 18, 2020 - 7:48 pm
Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are looking for a shooter who injured two people on Interstate 35. The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting happened just after 1 p.m. Friday. The victims told police that a vehicle traveling northeast on the interstate pulled up to their car, then someone...
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basketball
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January 18, 2020 - 6:23 pm
It was the type of validating victory that made Houston coach Kelvin Sampson get a bit reflective. After the Cougars took down No. 16 Wichita State 65-54 on Saturday, beating a ranked team in a very difficult environment, Sampson thought back to this season’s origins. “I could see in November where...
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Electric power lines
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January 18, 2020 - 5:47 pm
An independent review of Kansas' rising electricity prices shows the process that determines rates favors utilities over consumers and could be improved. According to the Kansas News Service, lawmakers concerned that electricity prices were no longer competitive with neighboring states requested...
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