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Dreamstime
May 11, 2017 - 11:39 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Missouri state records show an emaciated boy whose father later killed him and fed his remains to the family's pigs told authorities he was being abused. Adrian Jones was 5 years old in July 2013 when he told a Missouri Children's Division worker and police officer that a "...
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Dreamstime
May 11, 2017 - 11:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas regulators are asking for an extra year to implement new amusement park rules that lawmakers passed in reaction to a boy's death last year on a water slide. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee met Thursday afternoon and advanced a bill making tweaks to the new...
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Sipa USA
May 11, 2017 - 9:03 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump has named Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to help lead a voter fraud commission. But Kobach won't be leaving his post in Kansas. Kobach and Vice President Mike Pence will lead a commission to review alleged voter fraud and suppression. But Kobach...
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Dreamstime
May 11, 2017 - 8:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas education commissioner wants to choose seven school districts to participate in a major redesign of their systems based on the state board of education's "Kansans Can" vision. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Commissioner Randy Watson told board members Tuesday the...
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Dreamstime
May 11, 2017 - 8:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas senators unanimously have passed a bill that would toughen the state's laws on human trafficking. The bill approved on Thursday creates new crimes related to trafficking and toughens some existing laws. The House passed it unanimously on Monday. It now goes to Gov. Sam...
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Dreamstime
May 11, 2017 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump has signed an executive order creating a commission to look at the public's confidence in the integrity of the voting system. The long-awaited panel follows Trump's allegations that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016...
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May 11, 2017 - 8:23 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Strong storms spawned one tornado, and possibly two in Oklahoma, and threaten parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. Storms are also possible from northeast Texas through the mid-Atlantic states. The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down in the Tulsa...
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Dreamstime
May 11, 2017 - 8:02 pm
FAIR GROVE, Mo. (AP) — An Missouri man has been charged with second-degree rape about three months after committing to play football at a college in Kansas. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Austin Fodge, 18, was charged Saturday. Investigators allege he forced himself on a woman in April. A...
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Ted Woodward
May 11, 2017 - 2:37 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Panhandlers have become more of a presence in Wichita recently, most notably downtown, and on the east side of town. Police officer Pol Cruz says members of the public giving money to pandhandlers does not solve the problem; he says some panhandlers claiming to be homeless...
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Ted Woodward
May 11, 2017 - 2:17 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A woman has died after she was hit by a car in Wichita's Riverside neighborhood. Shortly after sunrise Wednesday, a 61-year-old man driving on Perry north of 13th found a woman lying in the roadway, unresponsive. 39-year-old Elena Martinez was hospitalized, but she died about...
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