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November 28, 2017 - 9:59 am
A Scrooge has vandalized a stone buffalo sculpture that was decorated for the holidays near a busy Lawrence intersection. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the sculpture was adorned with a wreath on Friday. But by Saturday morning, both of its sides were marred with a silver reflective paint...
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November 28, 2017 - 9:06 am
Authorities say two people have died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Hays. The Hays Post reports that the victims were found dead Friday afternoon inside a mobile home. Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler says a gas generator was found running inside the mobile home. Because the coroner has ruled the...
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November 28, 2017 - 5:41 am
The Kansas Highway Patrol has some safety tips for shopping and travel this holiday season. In an interview with the Kansas Information Network, KHP Trooper Ben Gardner says thieves are looking into vehicles this time of year. "Always keep items out of sight,” said Gardner. “If they’re inside of...
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November 28, 2017 - 5:20 am
Police say two people were found dead after a standoff at a central Topeka home. Topeka police said a standoff began at the home Monday morning after officers responded to a call about a domestic violence situation. When officers arrived, they heard gunfire. Officers removed one person from the...
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November 28, 2017 - 5:17 am
Textron Aviation Inc. announced its new twin-engine, high-wing, large-utility turboprop – the Cessna SkyCourier408. FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and longtime Textron Aviation customer, has signed on as the launch customer for up to 100 aircraft, with an initial...
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November 27, 2017 - 10:05 pm
Fire crews were called to a large cotton bale fire in Harper County. It began around 2:00 a.m. Monday morning. The first crews arrived to find around three-hundred bales in flames. They quickly called for heavy equipment to assist, but had to move to a defensive mode due to heavy winds and a high...
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November 27, 2017 - 8:35 pm
Topeka police are investigating the shooting death of a man. The victim, Faustino Vasquez, 46, was found dead at an east Topeka home early Monday when officers responded to a call about a shooting. Vasquez's death is Topeka's 28th homicide this year, which tied a record set in 1994.
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November 27, 2017 - 8:32 pm
Investigators are trying to determine why a Kansas man entered a suburban Kansas City Costco with a handgun and began screaming, prompting an off-duty police officer to fatally shoot him. Police identified the man shot to death Sunday at a Costco in Lenexa as Ronald Hunt, 58, of Edwardsville...
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November 27, 2017 - 8:28 pm
Olathe fire officials say a contractor died when a pipe ruptured at the site of a Garmin expansion plant in Olathe. Olathe Fire Capt. Mike Hall said the person who died was working on a high-pressure valve Monday afternoon when it ruptured. He said the rupture occurred near a loading dock area of a...
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November 27, 2017 - 4:07 pm
More than 800 Kansas farmers are expected to gather in Manhattan next month as the Kansas Farm Bureau drafts its public policy positions for 2018. The group's annual meeting runs Dec. 3 to 5 and includes workshops on water, the farm bill, crop insurance and estate planning. Other topics include...
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