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March 14, 2017 - 11:58 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man who admitted killing a Kansas police detective has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Curtis Ayers, 29, was sentenced Tuesday in the May 9 shooting death of Detective Brad Lancaster during a confrontation near the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas...
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March 14, 2017 - 11:54 am
LINDSBORG, Kan. — An audit of Kansas' Bethany College is showing a positive financial balance in the school's fiscal year 2016 for the first time in eight years. The Salina Journal reports the audit by accounting firm Swindoll Janzen Hawk & Lloyd found Bethany improved its net operating assets...
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March 14, 2017 - 11:50 am
GATE, Okla. — Oklahoma Forestry Services says four wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas that are blamed for one death in each state are now 63% contained. OFS says firefighters continued patrolling the fires Tuesday, putting out hotspots and working to improve containment of...
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March 14, 2017 - 11:46 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — Federal workplace safety officials will investigate a contractor's death at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Topeka, Kansas. Officials identified the victim of the Tuesday morning incident as James Lay Jr., 61, a worker for Kansas Personnel Services Inc. Goodyear and Kansas...
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March 14, 2017 - 11:43 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Douglas County authorities are still trying to identify a body found in a burning car last week near Clinton Lake. Authorities say deputies sent to the Rockhaven Campground near the lake last Tuesday on a report of a fire. They discovered the body inside the car when the fire was...
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March 14, 2017 - 9:32 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Two 59-year-old men, trying to avoid being robbed, were shot in the south part of Wichita near MacArthur & Hydraulic. Police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says it happened late Monday night; the two men were in the parking lot outside a bar, when two male suspects approached. One of the...
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March 14, 2017 - 8:03 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Valuable paintings have been stolen from a storage facility in the southeast part of Wichita near Harry & Rock. Police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says the victim is a 74-year-old woman. Suspects broke the lock to her storage unit, stealing numerous fine art pieces, valued in excess of $...
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March 14, 2017 - 7:03 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas legislators are advancing a new budget-balancing proposal to allow the state to pay its bills through June without cutting public school spending. The Senate Ways and Means Committee unanimously endorsed a bill Tuesday that would temporarily short state contributions to public...
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March 14, 2017 - 5:05 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Douglas County authorities are still trying to identify a body found in a burning car last week near Clinton Lake. Authorities say deputies sent to the Rockhaven Campground near the lake last Tuesday on a report of a fire. They discovered the body inside the car when the fire was...
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March 14, 2017 - 12:21 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - A Kansas legislator is standing by a comment he made in a letter comparing Planned Parenthood with a Nazi concentration camp. Republican state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth told The Kansas City Star on Monday that he considers Planned Parenthood worse than the Nazi regime in...
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