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February 22, 2017 - 9:51 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Two Kansas men have been punished for their roles in a hate crime attack on three Somali men. A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Omar Cantero Martinez to 26 months. Armando Sotelo was given a time served sentence for the 20 months he has already been in jail. Prosecutors say the...
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February 22, 2017 - 9:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas House has given first-round approval to providing Medicaid to more low-income, non-elderly adults. The proposal would expand coverage to those earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, about $16,000 for a single person. It also would apply to those under age...
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February 22, 2017 - 9:38 pm
OLATHE, Kan. - Olathe police are searching for a suspect after three people were shot and wounded at a crowded bar. A police spokesman tells the Kansas City Star the shooting occurred Wednesday evening at Austins Bar and Grill. Police Sgt. Logan Bonney says two of the victims were hospitalized in...
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February 22, 2017 - 2:59 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Frank Mason III scored 20 points, Carlton Bragg provided a big lift off the bench and No. 3 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat TCU 87-68 on Wednesday night and clinch a share of its 13th consecutive Big 12 championship. Devonte Graham added 17 points and seven assists,...
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February 22, 2017 - 2:20 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A man, suspected in a ten-year-old murder case has been arrested. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's office in a news release said Rogelio Reyes, 29, was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers as he was entering the U.S. at an international border crossing in El...
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February 22, 2017 - 2:18 pm
PARK CITY, Kan. - A teenager was injured in an accidental shooting by his older brother. It happened around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at a mobile home park, near Douglas and Greenwich, in Park City. Investigators said the boy, 15, was wounded when his brother, (apx.), 18, mishandled a firearm,...
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February 22, 2017 - 1:07 pm
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says searchers have recovered what is believed to be the body of a Gardner man, 18, who has been missing since Saturday. The office said in a news release a body was found Wednesday afternoon in the Douglas County State Fishing Lake near...
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February 22, 2017 - 12:56 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A Mexican woman who tried to hide a gun her boyfriend used to fatally shoot a Kansas teenager has been deported. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson said Wednesday that Azucena Garcia-Ferniza, 22, was deported Friday. Garcia-Ferniza was sentenced in December to the 15 months she...
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February 22, 2017 - 12:48 pm
LA CYGNE, Kan. — Two Kansas school administrators are charged with failing to report suspected child abuse involving a former teacher who is accused of having sex with at least one student. Prairie View High School principal Tim Weis and former Prairie View School District superintendent Chris...
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February 22, 2017 - 12:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators are not sure what path they will take to balance the state budget after failing to override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill increasing income taxes. Brownback vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have raised more than $1 billion over two years. The House voted to...
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