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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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November 27, 2017 - 4:03 pm
The Supreme Court is leaving in place a Nebraska law that bars protests around funerals. Nebraska enacted the law in 2006. It prohibits protests near a cemetery, mortuary or church from one hour before the beginning of a funeral to two hours after. Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist...
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November 27, 2017 - 3:59 pm
A federal court has dismissed two lawsuits filed by former rowers who alleged the University of Kansas didn't respond properly to their reports of being sexually assaulted on campus. The Lawrence Journal-World reports lawsuits filed in 2016 by Daisy Tackett and Sarah McClure were dismissed last...
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November 27, 2017 - 3:56 pm
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is facing a newly formed fundraising committee dedicated to stopping him from becoming governor. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that "StopKobach" is a political action committee formed in August. Michael Hoheisel says the PAC is working to establish its...
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