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May 17, 2017 - 4:16 am
ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) - Former Kansas Agriculture Secretary Joshua Svaty says he's running for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018. Svaty announced his candidacy Tuesday in his central Kansas hometown of Ellsworth. The 37-year-old Svaty was elected to the Kansas House in 2002 and served...
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May 16, 2017 - 10:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer, Chris Carter added a two-run shot and CC Sabathia got back on track as the New York Yankees rolled to a 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Pitching on six days' rest, Sabathia (3-2) went 6 2/3 shutout innings to win...
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May 16, 2017 - 10:11 pm
GREAT BEND, Kan. (KNSS) - Multiple injuries were reported after storms moved through Barton County Kansas Tuesday evening. Multiple tornadoes were reported on the ground in the town of Pawnee Rock. Downed trees and power lines were reported northwest of Hoisington. Damage was also reported in the...
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May 16, 2017 - 8:59 pm
KINGMAN, Kan. (KNSS) - The Kingman County Commission has approved a disaster declaration in the hope of receiving federal assistance following storms that washed out several dirt roads. The county received over 5" of rain last week that washed out the roads and damaged several culverts. KAKE News...
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May 16, 2017 - 8:12 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – Graduation ceremonies for Wichita Heights High School were interrupted Tuesday evening after a bomb threat was called into Koch Arena on the campus of Wichita State University. The school said in a statement, that Sedgwick County 911 received the threat late Tuesday afternoon...
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May 16, 2017 - 5:55 pm
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas School of Nursing plans to open a campus in Salina this fall. The new venture is a partnership with Salina Regional Health Center. John Berggren, spokesman for the Salina health center, said in a news release Tuesday that the campus will accept a class...
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May 16, 2017 - 5:51 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man accused of killing his neighbor will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial. Lawyers for Rontarus Washington Jr., 20, was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday for first-degree murder in the November 2014 death of Justina...
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May 16, 2017 - 5:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has backed away from a floor debate on the state's controversial concealed carry law and opted to send a bill back to committee. Senators on Tuesday voted to send back a bill that would allow public hospitals and nursing homes, community mental health centers,...
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May 16, 2017 - 5:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor wants tougher state regulation of home schools following the 2015 slaying of a boy, 7, whose remains were found in a family pig sty. A Kansas House committee had a hearing Tuesday on a bill to require people living in a home where a child is abused to report...
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May 16, 2017 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (AP) — The Army says that when transgender solider Chelsea Manning is released from military prison on Wednesday she will remain on active duty in a special status, pending her final appellate review. An Army spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Jennifer Johnson, said Manning will be released in...
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