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October 25, 2017 - 9:01 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence activist who's banned from one building at the University of Kansas for making students and staff feel unsafe has been hired to teach students on another part of the university's campus. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Caleb Stephens was banned from the...
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October 25, 2017 - 8:56 pm
EUDORA, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man has been charged in a shooting at a bar that left one dead. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Danny W. Queen, 36, of Eudora has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Bo Hopson, 32, who worked at the bar as a security guard...
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October 25, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation's third-largest turkey producer is trying to tap into the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. This Thanksgiving season, Cargill's Honeysuckle White branded turkeys in Texas grocery stores will have a tag with a code that buyers can either text or enter on a website...
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Ted Woodward
October 25, 2017 - 2:03 pm
The case of a suspicious character reported at a store in the northwest part of Wichita has received heavy traffic on social media this week. Police officer Charley Davidson says investigators late Tuesday afternoon made contact with a 35-year-woman at the Target store in the 2700 block of N. Maize...
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October 25, 2017 - 10:39 am
SENECA, Kan. (AP) — SKF USA says it plans to close its plant in Seneca during the next 18 months, eliminating 170 jobs in the small town north of Topeka. The plant is one of the main employers in Seneca, which has a population of about 2,000 people. SKF USA is owned by Sweden-based SKF Group. The...
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October 25, 2017 - 5:50 am
MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. (KNSS) – A central Kansas home was destroyed in an explosion. It happened Tuesday morning shortly before 11 a.m. at a rural home, west of Moundridge in McPherson County. Fire officials say the house was completely leveled and on fire when they arrived Tuesday morning. Moundridge...
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October 25, 2017 - 5:29 am
GARDEN CITY, Kan (KNSS) - The Kansas Highway Patrol closed Highway 50 west of Anderson Road in Finney County after two trucks collided there Tuesday afternoon. One truck was carrying sulfuric acid. A valve broke on the truck in the accident. The acid had to be secured before the truck was moved in...
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October 24, 2017 - 9:57 pm
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a Wichita businessman has died following a drag race at a crash at a California track. The Kern County coroner’s office says Brett Henry, 50, struck a wall during a race Saturday at Auto Club Famoso Raceway north of Bakersfield. He died the next day at a...
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October 24, 2017 - 9:03 pm
ELKHART, Kan. (AP) — Kansas game wardens are asking for the public's help to find those who killed two antelope and left them to rot in southwest Kansas. Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism officials say game wardens found the dead animals Saturday in a field in Morton County. The antelope were...
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October 24, 2017 - 8:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has pleaded guilty in the July 4, 2016 death of a pedestrian. Jason Patterson entered the plea Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence. Patterson was charged in the death of Tara French, 60. She was hit by a truck on the west side of Lake...
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