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August 11, 2019 - 1:24 pm
The Nebraska trial of a Kansas man charged with the 2017 traffic deaths of four Iowa motorcyclists has been delayed again until October. A judge recently agreed to delay the trial for 24-year-old Jeser Cisneros-Hernandez, of Liberal, Kansas. He's pleaded not guilty to four counts of vehicular...
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August 10, 2019 - 8:39 pm
Longtime Wichita State Assistant AD for Media Relations Larry Rankin has passed away after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. In a press release Saturday, Wichita State announced Rankin's passing. In June of 2017, he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He tried several different treatments...
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Amy Webb
August 10, 2019 - 6:42 pm
A crowd of at least 200 people gathered in Kansas City, Missouri, this week to hear a congressman, the mayor and other leaders lament gun violence, a topic that was especially troubling in the wake of attacks in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The Kansas City Star reports that the leaders on...
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August 10, 2019 - 4:09 pm
Firefighters are battling a large meat processing plant near Holcomb. No injuries have been reported in the fire that began Friday night at Tyson Fresh Meats. Several area fire departments remained on the scene more Saturday morning. Garden City Fire officials say a plant operations manager called...
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August 10, 2019 - 7:28 am
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has placed Lake Afton in southwest Sedgwick County on the blue green algae warning list. Harmful algae is expected or present, and all contact with water, including fishing and boating, should be avoided. Lake Afton is the 14th lake in Kansas...
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August 09, 2019 - 6:58 pm
A search of the Sedgwick County Jail has turned up a number of potential weapons. The Sheriff's office, along with several Wichita police officers shut down the jail Thursday night to conduct a search. Officers discover three shanks and a metal outlet that was in the process of being turned into a...
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August 09, 2019 - 6:49 pm
A man is in custody after a Wichita police officer was injured after being run over by a suspect in a car. Police say the man was visiting someone at the Sedgwick County jail Friday afternoon. In checking his ID, officers discovered he had outstanding warrants for his arrest. The suspect fled to a...
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August 09, 2019 - 6:05 pm
A homeless shelter in Lawrence says it plans to cut the number of people it serves by nearly half next month as it grapples with financial issues. The Lawrence Community Shelter said Friday in a statement that "funding challenges" led to its decision to reduce capacity from 125 to 65 by Sept. 1...
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August 09, 2019 - 6:00 pm
An employees union says it has a deal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to lessen the burden of moving to the Kansas City area for employees of two agencies. The American Federation of Government Employees says the agreement allows employees of two USDA research agencies to continue working...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:48 pm
A federal judge has ruled former Kansas football coach David Beaty's lawsuit against the school will proceed. Federal Judge Kathryn Vratil declined a motion from the university to dismiss the lawsuit on Thursday. Beaty sued Kansas in March. He alleges breach of contract and claims he's owed $3...
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