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November 06, 2019 - 5:14 am
Police are searching for a minimum-custody inmate after he walked away from the Wichita Work Release Facility. 32-year-old Kyle Ingels left for work at 10:30 a.m. He was reported missing when he did not report back to the facility, he was placed on escape status shortly before 7 p.m. on Tuesday...
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November 05, 2019 - 11:39 pm
State Rep. Brandon Whipple, (D-Wichita), has defeated the incumbent mayor in Wichita after a contentious race marked by partisan meddling. Mayor Jeff Longwell lost his bid in Tuesday's election to keep the office he has held since 2015. Unofficial results show Whipple received 46% of the vote to 36...
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November 05, 2019 - 7:08 pm
Kansas' lone congressional Democrat is urging her Kansas Republican colleagues to speak out against a policy that would allow faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to get taxpayer funding even if they turn away same-sex couples based on religious beliefs. Rep. Sharice Davids sent a letter...
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November 05, 2019 - 7:01 pm
Four Kansas high school students face charges for armed robberies on Halloween, including one that was recorded on video and posted on social media. Olathe police said that a video shared on social media was related to the robberies. The suspects are students at Olathe High School in suburban...
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November 05, 2019 - 6:53 pm
An inmate serving a life sentence for killing a Kansas teacher has been sentenced to an additional 19 ½ years for attempting to sexually assault a prison counselor. The extra time was ordered last week for Tanner Green, 42. He already is serving a "Hard 50" life term for the 2000 murder of Janice...
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November 05, 2019 - 6:45 pm
Authorities say a woman found dead under "suspicious circumstances" in a natural-gas filled Topeka home was a Shawnee County Department of Corrections employee. Police identified the woman Monday as Brandi Prchal, 36. Her cause of death is under investigation. Police said previously that officials...
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November 05, 2019 - 6:39 pm
Authorities are investigating the death of a Wichita man as a homicide after a woman who sometimes takes him to Sunday church services discovered his body. Wichita police Capt. Brent Allred says Raymond Koob Jr., 78, didn't come to the door when the woman showed up to give him a ride. She returned...
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FILE - In this April, 20, 2019, file photo, public works employee Jerry Brooks changes a street sign from The Paseo to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo. More than 50 years after King was assassinated, the city's efforts to honor the civil rights leader has met opposition from citizens opposed to the renaming of The Paseo, one of the city's iconic boulevards. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
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November 05, 2019 - 5:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City residents will decide whether the city will remove the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from one of its most historic boulevards, less than a year after the street was renamed for the civil rights icon. Voters on Tuesday considered a ballot question that would...
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November 05, 2019 - 1:33 pm
A 22-year-old woman was arrested after she fled from police in a stolen car and jumped into a pond in the northeast part of Wichita, east of 9th & Woodlawn. Late Monday night, a police officer spotted a white Honda Civic east of 13th & Oliver with an illegal tag. The driver would not pull...
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November 05, 2019 - 12:57 pm
Voters across Kansas are heading to the polls today to choose city and school district leadership. In Sedgwick County, the polls opened at 6 a.m. Those who voted this morning tell KSN News they were able to get through the whole process in less than five minutes. Depending on where you live, you...
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