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Steve Boyer
August 09, 2019 - 3:10 pm
Wichita police are addressing a new drug problem in the area according to Special Investigations Bureau Captain Jeff Allen. Police have confiscated counterfeit Oxycodone pills which look legitimate, but are laced with Fentanyl. Captain Allen says the fake pills are being sold on the street as...
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August 09, 2019 - 12:19 pm
The leader of the Kansas House is responding to a series of mass shootings by proposing more mental health personnel in rural areas and expansion of a mental health program in K-12 schools while the Democratic governor proposes looking at gun laws. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Olathe...
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August 09, 2019 - 12:10 pm
The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) announced today that it has entered into a contract to send Kansas inmates to a private prison in Arizona. The Department anticipates sending up to 360 inmates by the end of the year. A total of 600 inmates could be sent under terms of the one-year...
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August 09, 2019 - 11:51 am
Kansas' top health official says abstinence-only education isn't enough to reduce unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman said Thursday that the department could help...
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Darwin Brandis
August 09, 2019 - 11:16 am
The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to spend $5 million this year to help cities and counties repair 3,800 bridges that are in poor condition or are structurally insufficient. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the department is restarting a program suspended in 2014 when state...
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August 09, 2019 - 8:46 am
A Kansas man who traveled to the Philippines to have sex with minor females has been sentenced to 84 years in prison. Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that Anthony Shultz, a helicopter pilot from Lindsborg, videotaped his sexual encounters with 12- and 15-year-old girls and brought the videos...
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August 08, 2019 - 9:51 pm
A man has been found guilty in a drunken driving crash that injured a bicyclist near Derby last year. Larry Gaines, 35, was found guilty Thursday of aggravated battery with bodily harm and DUI. This was his 3rd DUI conviction. Prosecutors say the conviction will put Gaines in prison for around 23...
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August 08, 2019 - 6:39 pm
One Kansas boy is dead and another is in custody after a shooting at a townhome in suburban Kansas City. The shooting happened around 2:15 a.m. Thursday in Olathe. The victim was identified as Zavier Mendoza, 14, of Olathe. The suspect, also 14, was arrested hours after the shooting. His name has...
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August 08, 2019 - 6:34 pm
A judge has ruled that a woman charged in the decapitation death of her ex-boyfriend's mother is competent to stand trial. Rachael Hilyard, 37, of Wichita, is charged with first-degree murder in the April 2017 death of Micki Davis, 63. Davis was attacked after she went with her grandson, 9, to a...
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August 08, 2019 - 6:27 pm
Court filings show a Kansas government watchdog is examining the testimony of four purported campaign workers who testified against Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell at his federal trial. Jurors acquitted O'Donnell in March on 21 counts of wire fraud. The judge later dismissed five...
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