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Dreamstime
June 09, 2017 - 8:53 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man charged with fatally shooting an Indian national at a suburban Kansas City bar has been indicted on federal hate crime and firearms charges. The Justice Department announced Friday that Adam Purinton, of Olathe, Kansas, was indicted by a federal grand jury. The...
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Dreamstime
June 09, 2017 - 8:02 pm
RIVERTON, Kan. (AP) — Empire District Electric Co. plans to demolish its coal-fired power plant near Riverton, Kansas, sometime this month. The Joplin Globe reports the company isn't announcing the date of the demolition because it doesn't want to attract crowds. Empire said Thursday the $6.5...
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Dreamstime
June 09, 2017 - 7:56 pm
HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 11 this week to 927. A year ago, just 414 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 741 rigs sought oil and 185 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as...
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Dreamstime
June 09, 2017 - 7:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former owner of a strip club in Las Vegas where a Kansas tourist was left paralyzed by employees in a 2001 beating over an $80 bar tab has pleaded guilty to felony tax evasion. Federal prosecutors said former Crazy Horse Too owner Frederick "Rick" Rizzolo faces two years in...
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Dreamstime
June 09, 2017 - 2:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed the first reported case of West Nile virus this year. The health department said in a news release Friday that the infected person lives in Barton County. The agency also said preliminary tests found the West Nile...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
June 09, 2017 - 2:00 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A woman was shot inside her house in the north part of Wichita, west of 24th & Hillside; the drive-by shooting happened shortly after midnight Friday, in the 2900 block of E. Ellen. The house was hit multiple times by gunfire. A 57-year-old woman inside the house was hit...
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USA Today
Ted Woodward
June 09, 2017 - 1:40 pm
EUGENE. Oregon (KNSS) - Wichita State's Hunter Veith finished in sixth place in the Decathlon at the NCAA Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The junior from Cheney becomes a 1st-Team All-American, recording the best Decathlon point-total in WSU history. Most of the...
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Dreamstime
June 09, 2017 - 10:55 am
OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake has shaken parts of central Oklahoma. Geologists say the 3.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 7:25 a.m. Friday about 4 miles (7 kilometers) south-southwest of Okarche in Canadian County. It was recorded at a depth of about 3...
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