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KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 6:13 pm
A Leavenworth man's murder trial in the Christmas 2017 death of a Kansas City man has been postponed. Ramaun Johnson, 32, was scheduled to go to trial Jan. 27 on a felony murder charge but a request for a continuance was granted Wednesday. Johnson is charged in the death of Shavar Walker, of Kansas...
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KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 6:06 pm
Authorities say a hit-and-run driver has critically injured a pedestrian in Kansas City, Kansas. Police say a pickup-truck driver left the scene before officers responded Friday morning. The injured pedestrian is receiving treatment at a hospital. The crash is under investigation.
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Ted Woodward
January 17, 2020 - 1:44 pm
A two-month-old boy has died as the victim of child abuse, six days after police were called to his home in S. Wichita. The little boy's name was Marrell Williams. Early on the afternoon of Friday, January 10, police responded to assist EMS at a home south of Pawnee & Broadway, in the 2800...
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KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 8:16 am
Former Republican Kansas governor and plastic surgeon Jeff Colyer is about to add Chaka Khan backup singer to his resume. The Kansas City Star reports that Colyer is part of a student and faculty choir that will join the “Queen of Funk” on stage for a Martin Luther King Day event hosted by...
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January 17, 2020 - 8:13 am
Authorities say a plane has slid off the taxiway at Kansas City International Airport due to icy conditions that also have closed schools, universities government offices. KMBC-TV reports that airport spokesman Joe McBride said Delta Airlines A319 was taxiing from the terminal Friday morning when...
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Winter storm, delays and closings in Kansas
KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 5:32 am
Freezing rain in the Wichita area and that means possible ice accumulation and hazardous driving conditions across south central Kansas. Be especially cautious on ramps and elevated roadways. Crews have been treating Wichita streets through the night. Winter Storm Warnings have been issued north...
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Attorney says KU researcher denies concealing Chinese work
KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 5:12 am
An attorney for a Kansas researcher accused of concealing work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas is hitting back against a new indictment against his client. Lawyer Peter Zeidenberg said Thursday that the case against Feng “Franklin” Tao has nothing to do with the...
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KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 9:53 pm
Due to safety concerns regarding the winter storm coming through the state, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has declared Inclement Weather, ordering state offices in Shawnee County to be closed on Friday, Jan. 17. Forecasts show sleet and snow accumulation causing safety concerns with road conditions...
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KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 8:47 pm
The Kansas City Chiefs had just lost to the Tennessee Titans, their fourth defeat in the first 10 games of the season, and much of the optimism that surrounded the defending AFC champions had begun to evaporate amid the barbecue smoke that wafts over Arrowhead Stadium each autumn. That's when team...
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KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 7:04 pm
A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his sister in Overland Park. Parker Mays, 27, of Lawrence, was charged Thursday in the death of Layne Mays, 22. His is being held on $1 million bond. Police say Layne Mays' mother found her body Tuesday in her parents' Overland Park...
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