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January 31, 2017 - 2:13 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. — A ferret is recovering after being fitted with a pacemaker during a rare surgery at Kansas State University. The ferret, named Zelda, 4, is owned by Carl Hobi of Olathe, who took her to the Veterinary Health Center in Manhattan, Kansas, after Christmas. Zelda had a third-degree...
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January 31, 2017 - 2:10 pm
ST. JOHN, Kan. — The Sunflower Foundation has approved a statewide pilot program to help fund community-based strategies for addressing food access in rural Kansas. The Hutchinson News reports the $120,000 pilot project called Project HERO — Healthy Eating: Rural Opportunities is planning to...
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January 31, 2017 - 2:07 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A Kansas man accused of plotting to attack Somali immigrants has asked a judge to free him pending trial. A defense motion filed Tuesday asks U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren to review the detention order for Patrick Stein, whom prosecutors say was the leader of a militia group...
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January 31, 2017 - 2:03 pm
CLINTON, Mo. — A Missouri-based utility says it will appeal a state judge's award of more than $10 million to a worker who said he developed respiratory issues at one of the company's sites. A judge in west-central Missouri's Henry County last week ruled in favor of James Philpott, concluding that...
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January 31, 2017 - 8:55 am
WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Police Department is resurrecting an old public parking enforcement program. Called the Accessible Parking Program, members of the public can get approved by the department to photograph cars parked in handicapped parking places, parked in a manner that obstructs those...
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January 31, 2017 - 4:41 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - A Kansas man was sentenced to four years and four months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to export firearms using a hidden online marketplace. Federal officials said 36-year-old Michael Andrew Ryan of Manhattan, also known as Brad Jones and GunRunner, was sentenced Monday...
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January 30, 2017 - 11:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - An Olathe woman pleaded guilty Monday in a scheme to collect income tax refunds by creating companies that existed only on paper. In a released statement U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says 39-year-old Raquel Odegbaro of Olathe, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to...
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January 30, 2017 - 11:37 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita man with a previous conviction for sexual abuse was sentenced Monday to 22 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. In a news release U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said 37-year-old Jonathan McClain of Wichita pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child...
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January 30, 2017 - 11:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Gas prices so far this year have been above average prices last year. WIBW News in Topeka spoke with AAA of Kansas' Jennifer Haugh who says those prices may be going down soon. “We have one location where the average is below $2.00. That’s in Cimmarron, down in the southwest corner...
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January 30, 2017 - 2:16 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita home was damaged by fire in the Riverside neighborhood. It happened just after 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon in the 1700 block of N. Burns. Fire crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the home. The fire was quickly brought under control. No one was in the home at...
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