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April 12, 2019 - 5:02 am
A Hoisington man pleaded guilty in the death of 2-year-old Iviona Lewis, whose body was found last March in a rural Barton County field. Multiple agencies searched door-to-door for the missing girl. After an investigation Chaz Stephens was arrested. According to authorities he was the boyfriend of...
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April 11, 2019 - 10:55 pm
One person has been hurt following a shooting in north Riverside. It happened around 9:15 p.m. Thursday night in the 2100 block of north Shelton. Police say a 17-year-old was walking in the neighborhood, when a truck, with several suspects inside, opened fire. The teen was struck multiple times. He...
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April 11, 2019 - 8:47 pm
A Wichita teenager who was injured when he fell off a skateboard has died. According to police, a boy, 15, died from injuries he suffered last weekend. Officer Charley Davidson previously said the boy fell off his skateboard and hit his head on the ground near Edgemoor Park. He was taken to an area...
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April 11, 2019 - 8:39 pm
A Larned man has been convicted of making a Kansas internet provider's computers inaccessible to the public because he was upset his classified ad was removed. Michael Golightley, 35, was convicted Thursday on seven counts of damaging a protected computer and one count of threatening to damage a...
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April 11, 2019 - 8:33 pm
Reno County authorities say a Roman Catholic priest has been arrested after an investigation into money missing from a church. The sheriff's office said in a news release that Juan Gregorio Garza-Gonzalez, 51, of Wichita, was arrested Thursday. The Catholic Diocese of Wichita contacted Reno County...
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April 11, 2019 - 7:33 pm
The University of Kansas has pulled the fossil of a juvenile Tyrannosaur Rex from public view at its Natural History Museum after anger erupted when the fossil's private owner listed it for sale for $2.95 million. Alan Detrich, who isn't a trained paleontologist, says he originally shared his rare...
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April 11, 2019 - 2:52 pm
A baby boom at one Kansas elementary school has caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres. Seven teachers were pregnant at the same time at Oak Street Elementary School in Goddard when the school posted a photo on Facebook last month with the women showing off their bulging bellies. The suburban...
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April 11, 2019 - 2:46 pm
The government's latest Census of Agriculture for Kansas shows the number of farms in the state has dropped 5% from the count taken five years earlier. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Thursday that there were 58,569 farms in Kansas during 2017. They covered some 45.8 million...
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April 11, 2019 - 2:09 pm
Memories of Earl and Nonie Field, and their gift to Fort Hays State University – the largest gift in university history – were celebrated today in a news conference in the Memorial Union, attended by almost 200 people. The Fields, childhood sweethearts, lifelong citizens of Hays and devoted alumni...
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Xavier Castillo of Endres Window Cleaning finishes up a set of windows on the Profinium building in downtown Mankato, Minn., as snow falls Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019. (Pat Christman/The Free Press via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Heavy snow and strong winds hammered parts of the central U.S. on Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people and creating hazardous travel conditions a day after pummeling Colorado. The spring blizzard — the second "bomb cyclone" storm system to hit the region in a month — left...
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