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October 16, 2017 - 3:43 am
NEWTON, Kan. - Newton Police are searching for a suspect after a shooting left one person injured Sunday night. Newton Police chief Eric Murphy says the incident happened around 8:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Normandy Drive, near 17th and Main. Officers say a homeowner saw a man trying to steal a...
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October 15, 2017 - 6:08 pm
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas prosecutor has filed first-degree murder and other charges against a man suspected of fatally burning a woman and injuring two police officers during a confrontation. Cherokee County Attorney Jake Conard's office says 49-year-old Harvey Raymond Ortberg is...
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October 15, 2017 - 5:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas State University researchers say a dominant forage grass in the Great Plains could be diminished by climate change to less than half of its current stature during the next 75 years. Studies involving Kansas State University faculty indicated that changes would potentially...
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October 15, 2017 - 11:30 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has a record number of candidates for the early stages of its 2018 governor's race. Even high school students are joining the elected officials and prominent business figures voters would normally expect. Eighteen candidates have appointed treasurers or committees for a...
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October 15, 2017 - 7:50 am
Marysville, Kan. (KNSS) – Inmates escaped the Marshall County Jail Saturday afternoon around 3:30. That's in northern Kansas, to the north of Manhattan. When the prisoners escaped, a fire broke out but officials are not sure if the fire was set by prisoners. The sheriff's office couldn’t confirm...
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October 15, 2017 - 2:57 am
Federal regulators have ordered Via Christi Health in Wichita to suspend a senior care program because of "severe" deficiencies. Via Christi HOPE, is designed to help senior citizens in Sedgwick County stay in their homes by offering a complete health care plan involving primary care, specialists...
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October 15, 2017 - 1:17 am
If you ordered Pizza Hut online between October first and second, you might want to check your credit card statement. Pizza Hut announced Saturday that personal information of some of its customers may have been compromised. A customer notice from the chain reported that those who placed an order...
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October 14, 2017 - 11:09 pm
WICHITA, Kan.(KNSS) - The FBI is investigating a possible cover up of a crime committed by a Wichita Police officer while off duty. The incident happened back in September 2016 when a woman called 911 saying that her car had been side swiped and the other driver refused to stop. The Wichita Police...
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October 14, 2017 - 9:49 pm
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KNSS) - Ark City Police arrested 27 year old Ethan Huff, a teacher at Ark City High School Friday on suspicion of unlawful sexual relations with a 17 year old female student. After being notified of a possible inappropriate relationship between the teacher and the student,...
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October 14, 2017 - 8:05 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Federal Trade Commission along with ten other state attorneys general are undertaking the first coordinated federal-state law enforcement initiative targeting deceptive student loan debt-relief scams. The undertaking is being...
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