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March 13, 2017 - 5:08 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, (R-Wichita), has been booed and faced shouts of "Do Your Job!" as she defends a Republican plan for overhauling health care. The five-term congresswoman had a raucous town hall meeting Wednesday in Lawrence reminiscent of recent events in which...
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March 13, 2017 - 4:58 pm
GATE, Okla. — Oklahoma Forestry Services says four wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas are now 42% contained, but a high fire danger continues in the region. The agency said Monday that the largest fire is the Starbuck fire that began near Gate and has burned more than 1,200...
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March 13, 2017 - 4:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The U.S. attorney for the District of Kansas, Tom Beall, is not among federal prosecutors who were asked to resign. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Beall will stay in office for the time being. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week asked 46 prosecutors who were holdovers from...
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March 13, 2017 - 4:31 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita police officer who was injured when he was hit by a car will be moving to rehabilitation center in Colorado. Wichita police spokeswoman Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said Officer Brian Arterburn left Wichita Monday for Colorado. Arterburn has been hospitalized since he was injured...
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March 13, 2017 - 9:53 am
ATLANTA, Ga. - The postelection dominoes of President Donald Trump's administration picks and a California Democratic appointment have created five openings in the U.S. House of Representatives, and that means five special elections in the coming months, including one in Kansas. It will take some...
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March 13, 2017 - 7:24 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A woman who admitted to driving a teenage girl to Wichita to have sex for money has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. The Sedgwick County district attorney's office says 21-year-old LaDeisha Brown of Wichita was sentenced Monday to four years and three months in...
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March 13, 2017 - 4:26 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Police are investigating the deaths of three people at a Topeka home. Topeka police Lt. Andrew Beightel says the bodies of two men and one woman were found late Sunday when officers responded to a welfare check call at the home. No other details were immediately released.
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March 13, 2017 - 2:52 am
WICHITA, Kan. - As winner of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament the Wichita State men's basketball team were assured a place in the NCAA Tournament. On Sunday their seeding and opponent was selected. WSU is a 10 seed in the South Region and will play Dayton on Friday night in Indianapolis...
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March 13, 2017 - 12:34 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The parents of a Wichita woman who was missing since Jan. 15 say a body found in a car pulled from the Missouri River was that of their daughter. A car belonging to 20-year-old Toni Anderson, a Missouri-Kansas City student, was pulled from the river near Parkville Friday. Police...
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March 13, 2017 - 12:10 am
WICHITA, Kan. - One person is dead, two injured, in a traffic accident southwest of Wichita. It happened Sunday night at 135th west and MacArthur. A pedestrian is dead, one patient was taken to the hospital in critical condition. No other information was immediately available. Another fatal traffic...
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