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January 31, 2017 - 2:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A lieutenant colonel in Kansas' Civil Air Patrol said in a Facebook post that a state lawmaker should "swing from a tree" for introducing a bill that would undo a law allowing concealed weapons on college campuses starting in July. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Jonathan...
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January 31, 2017 - 2:16 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas found that sophomore basketball player Lagerald Vick likely committed domestic violence against a female student in 2015 but it is unclear if Vick was punished. The Kansas City Star reports the university's Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access...
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January 31, 2017 - 2:13 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. — A ferret is recovering after being fitted with a pacemaker during a rare surgery at Kansas State University. The ferret, named Zelda, 4, is owned by Carl Hobi of Olathe, who took her to the Veterinary Health Center in Manhattan, Kansas, after Christmas. Zelda had a third-degree...
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January 31, 2017 - 2:10 pm
ST. JOHN, Kan. — The Sunflower Foundation has approved a statewide pilot program to help fund community-based strategies for addressing food access in rural Kansas. The Hutchinson News reports the $120,000 pilot project called Project HERO — Healthy Eating: Rural Opportunities is planning to...
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January 31, 2017 - 2:07 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A Kansas man accused of plotting to attack Somali immigrants has asked a judge to free him pending trial. A defense motion filed Tuesday asks U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren to review the detention order for Patrick Stein, whom prosecutors say was the leader of a militia group...
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January 31, 2017 - 2:03 pm
CLINTON, Mo. — A Missouri-based utility says it will appeal a state judge's award of more than $10 million to a worker who said he developed respiratory issues at one of the company's sites. A judge in west-central Missouri's Henry County last week ruled in favor of James Philpott, concluding that...
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January 31, 2017 - 8:55 am
WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Police Department is resurrecting an old public parking enforcement program. Called the Accessible Parking Program, members of the public can get approved by the department to photograph cars parked in handicapped parking places, parked in a manner that obstructs those...
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January 31, 2017 - 4:41 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - A Kansas man was sentenced to four years and four months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to export firearms using a hidden online marketplace. Federal officials said 36-year-old Michael Andrew Ryan of Manhattan, also known as Brad Jones and GunRunner, was sentenced Monday...
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January 30, 2017 - 11:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - An Olathe woman pleaded guilty Monday in a scheme to collect income tax refunds by creating companies that existed only on paper. In a released statement U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says 39-year-old Raquel Odegbaro of Olathe, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to...
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January 30, 2017 - 11:37 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita man with a previous conviction for sexual abuse was sentenced Monday to 22 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. In a news release U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said 37-year-old Jonathan McClain of Wichita pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child...
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