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February 16, 2019 - 11:27 am
The board of an embattled Kansas military school is exploring what to do with the property as the private boarding school prepares to close after facing years of litigation, including accusations that administrators failed to supervise cadets. St. John's Military School announced this month that...
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February 16, 2019 - 7:13 am
Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. The punishment for the once-powerful prelate, who had served as the...
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February 16, 2019 - 3:26 am
Nobody enjoys scraping an icy windshield in the morning before driving to work. That being said, there are a few hacks that can get you on the road faster and safer. Instead of using an ice scraper alone, mix water and rubbing alcohol in a 2:1 mixture to remove ice faster. Water and Vinegar, used...
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February 15, 2019 - 10:30 pm
A Kansas Highway Patrol cruiser was struck while working a crash scene. It happened Friday morning on I-235 and Kellogg in Wichita. No one was injured in the crash, but its something troopers say happen all too often. KSN News reports that investigators say a vehicle applied the brakes "too hard,"...
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February 15, 2019 - 8:49 pm
The Kansas City Star is asking a Kansas judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against the newspaper by state Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning. The Star's attorney said in a filing Friday in Johnson County District Court that the lawsuit over a column about Denning last month is a "meritless...
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February 15, 2019 - 8:44 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly says Kansas was "hoodwinked" into hiring a private company to build a new prison based on a promise that the new lockup would require less staff. Kelly's comment during an Associated Press interview Friday comes as her corrections secretary questions whether the savings will...
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February 15, 2019 - 8:28 pm
Authorities say more than five inmate fights that all occurred within a week at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility prompted jail officials to move up the timing of a large-scale search that confiscated contraband, including inmate-made weapons. Jail spokesman Jordan Bell said Friday the fights...
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February 15, 2019 - 8:13 pm
Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday it will hold liquidation sales starting Sunday and wind down...
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February 15, 2019 - 8:03 pm
A man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for a fatal shooting in 2015. Fernando Diaz, 26, was sentenced Friday for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Christopher Galvan, 22. Topeka police responding to a call of a vehicle crash in east Topeka found Galvan inside a car...
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Ted Woodward
February 15, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Beginning on Wednesday, City of Wichita road crews began pre-treating bridges, curves, and inclines for primary city streets with brine, anticipating winter weather. At midnight Friday morning, road crews went into their full contingent of 60 trucks hitting the streets with a light application of...
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