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January 09, 2017 - 2:34 pm
ATCHISON, Kan. — A former Atchison teacher was sentenced to more than five years in prison for trading sexually suggestive text messages with a boy, 14. The St. Joseph News-Press reports Robert Bulk, 39, who taught at Atchison Middle School, was sentenced Monday on two counts of sexual exploitation...
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January 09, 2017 - 2:31 pm
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A man will serve at least 25 years in prison for his role in the death of a Pittsburg State University student. Brian Bridges, 20, was sentenced Monday to life without possibility of parole for 25 years in the 2014 death of Taylor Thomas during a home invasion in Pittsburg. The...
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January 09, 2017 - 2:28 pm
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park police officer will not face charges after shooting at a man who allegedly rammed a truck into the officer's vehicle and then turned the vehicle in the officer's direction. Johnson County Attorney Steve Howe said Monday the officer was justified in firing...
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January 09, 2017 - 2:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — An internal investigation of the Kansas National Guard has raised alarms about "toxic leadership." The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the investigation started in 2013 amid renewed allegations that Guard recruiters were pressured by superiors to forge documents to clear...
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January 09, 2017 - 2:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Wildlife experts are trying to determine whether Kansas' deer population is contracting an unusual type of contagious foot disease at a higher than average rate. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is working with the...
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January 09, 2017 - 2:18 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Officials say Riley County needs to replace the radio system for its emergency management services because it's outdated and unreliable. The Manhattan Mercury reports that dropped calls and too much static are interfering with communication. The result is that emergency responders...
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January 09, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - One person has been killed and another suffered critical injuries in a shooting Monday afternoon in north Wichita. Police Sgt. Ed Brower said one car had pulled up to a stop sign at 18th and Marken, then another vehicle pulled up next to it and shot into the stopped car. The driver...
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January 09, 2017 - 8:34 am
WICHITA, Kan. - During a four-hour stretch on Monday morning, police officers took part in a grant-funded special traffic-assignment along the Rock Road corridor in east Wichita, concentrating on looking for distracted drivers. There will be a half-dozen special assignments during January, focusing...
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January 09, 2017 - 8:02 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A masked man robbed a Papa Murphy's pizza location in the south part of Wichita. It happened Sunday evening on Seneca, south of Pawnee. The suspect came into the store, armed with a handgun, demanding money from the employees. The suspect obtained money from the safe before leaving...
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January 09, 2017 - 4:27 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News spending on residential street repair has increased dramatically since he was first elected to the City Council 9 years ago ... from about $4 million a year to about $11 million annually next year. Longwell says he will be traveling to our...
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