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March 17, 2017 - 3:49 pm
LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — The former owner and operator of a Kansas City-area lab is accused in a federal indictment of illegally storing radioactive material that tainted a building at an industrial park, costing U.S. taxpayers $760,000 to clean up. The indictment returned Thursday alleges 61-year-old...
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March 17, 2017 - 9:57 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Truckloads of hay from South Dakota farmers are headed south to states where ranchers have been devastated by wildfires. More than a dozen trucks loaded with hay bales left South Dakota Wednesday and Thursday destined for ranches in Colorado and Kansas. Organizer Jed...
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March 17, 2017 - 9:18 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas says reported crimes increased 2 percent from 2015 to 2016, led by an increase in theft and criminal damage to property cases. Annual crime statistics from the university's Office of Public Safety show officers handled 770 criminal cases in 2016, up...
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March 17, 2017 - 7:10 am
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Rolling Hills Zoo near Salina says a 40-year-old orangutan died while he was being prepared for surgery. The Salina Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/2mWE77B ) the orangutan, named Clyde, was scheduled for surgery Wednesday to repair a condition that causes swelling and...
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March 16, 2017 - 3:03 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Mexican national charged with killing a Kansas mother and kidnapping the victim's newborn daughter has been ordered to stand trial. The Wichita Eagle ( http://bit.ly/2mNLnRj ) reports that a Sedgwick County judge heard two hours of testimony Thursday before ordering 34-year-...
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March 16, 2017 - 2:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas' highest court appeared receptive Thursday to declaring for the first time that the state constitution recognizes abortion rights, with a majority of the justices skeptical of the state's argument against the idea as it defended a ban on a common second-trimester procedure...
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Ted Woodward
March 16, 2017 - 1:09 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Gunfire in the southeast part of Wichita, east of Kellogg & Hillside. Police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says it happened after 2:30 a.m. Thursday; several residents in the 600 block of S. Yale reported hearing gunshots. Police officers found numerous shell casings in the street. There...
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March 16, 2017 - 9:25 am
EL DORADO, Kan. - A federal judge rules that a woman's lawsuit over an alleged rape while she was being held in the Butler County jail will move forward. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on Wednesday rejected a former Butler County jailer's request to dismiss the lawsuit. Charles Chaney III argues...
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March 16, 2017 - 8:51 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. - A federal judge has dismissed part of a Title IX lawsuit filed against Kansas State by two women who allege they were raped at off-campus fraternity houses. The Manhattan Mercury reports the court dismissed the claims of one former Kansas State student because her alleged assault...
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March 15, 2017 - 11:43 pm
PAWNEE, Okla. - The U.S. Geological Survey reports two small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. A 3.2 magnitude quake was recorded Wednesday near Pawnee, Ok. about 70 miles northeast of Oklahoma City and a 3.0 magnitude quake was recorded near Watonga, about 50 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. No...
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