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December 13, 2018 - 7:32 pm
Topeka officials say the city's online utilities payment system is safe after a cyber-attack in November. City spokeswoman Molly Hadfield said the system was breached on Nov. 1. Its billing payment software vendor, Central Square, notified the city of a possible cyber-attack on Dec. 7. The breach...
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December 13, 2018 - 7:26 pm
An emergency medical technician in Jackson County, Kansas, has admitted to stealing morphine. Federal prosecutors said Colby VanWagoner, 33, of Mayetta, pleaded guilty Wednesday to obtaining a controlled substance by deception and making a false statement during an investigation. VanWagoner worked...
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December 13, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Incoming Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she doesn't think Republican lawmakers will be able to approve a state constitutional amendment on school funding. And, she says, if they did pass the amendment, she believes Kansas voters would reject it. GOP lawmakers have discussed a constitutional amendment...
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December 13, 2018 - 7:02 pm
A gang member who fled to Mexico after a Topeka killing will be sentenced in February. Fernando Diaz, 25, pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Christopher Galvan, 22. In July 2015, Galvan was found wounded in a crashed car. He died three days later. Diaz initially...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:23 am
Andover police say the man killed when his vehicle hit a trash truck was an international student at Butler Community College. Police said a car driven by 25-year-old Henry Too Cheseto crossed the center line of an Andover street Wednesday and crashed head-on into a Waste Management truck. Cheseto...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:54 am
Authorities have arrested two suspected cattle rustlers after they attempted to sell 17 steers that were taken from a Kansas pasture in Oklahoma. The Cherokee County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office says in a news releasethat Anthony Francis Whittley and Jasmine Boone are jailed in Oklahoma County on...
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December 12, 2018 - 11:17 pm
One person was killed in an accident in southeast Sedgwick County. It happened around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning on Harry and 159th street east, near Andover Road. The Sheriff's office says a car driven by Henry Too-Cheseto, 25, crossed the center line and hit a trash truck head-on. Too-Cheseto...
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December 12, 2018 - 11:10 pm
A woman was hospitalized following a house fire in north Wichita. It happened around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening in the 1300 block of north Perry, near 13th and Amidon. The woman was reported to have suffered from smoke inhalation. Firefighters were able to rescue four-dogs from the home...
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December 12, 2018 - 8:51 pm
Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly's inaugural committee has slashed the cost of a premium-seating package for her inaugural ball after the state ethics commission rescinded its approval of a higher-priced plan that appeared to exceed the legal limit for contributions. The Associated Press obtained an...
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December 12, 2018 - 8:02 pm
A Kansas lawmaker who was stripped of a committee leadership post after endorsing Democrat Gov.-elect Laura Kelly's campaign has switched to the Democrat Party. State Sen. Barbara Bollier of Mission Hills said Wednesday that the Republican Party no longer represents her values. Bollier said she had...
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