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Max Power
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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Dreamstime
Max Power
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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Dreamstime
October 14, 2017 - 12:31 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Regulatory filings show natural gas is leaking through unplugged abandoned wells that have penetrated a massive underground storage field in Kansas. It is creating a public safety hazard amid a dispute over whose responsibility it is to fix the problem. Northern Natural Gas Co...
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K N S S News
October 13, 2017 - 10:40 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - One person has died following a single vehicle crash in West Wichita. It happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of N. Country Acres. Police said in a news release that a white Ford F150 extended cab truck was headed northbound on Country Acres when it...
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Dreamstime
October 13, 2017 - 10:27 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man has been convicted of manslaughter in the drunk-driving crash that killed a western Missouri county commissioner. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Friday announced the conviction of Wesley Michael Hays, 30, of Pleasanton, Kansas. He was also convicted...
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Dreamstime
October 13, 2017 - 10:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man who always insisted he was innocent in a 1994 double murder in Kansas City, Kansas, has won his freedom. A hearing began Thursday on a motion to reconsider the conviction of Lamonte McIntyre, 41, who has been serving two life sentences since his conviction in the...
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Dreamstime
October 13, 2017 - 9:30 pm
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the death of a man whose body was found last month inside a car in Salina. The man, 38, man was arrested Thursday and booked into the Saline County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Raul Lopez-Vargas, 52, of...
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Dreamstime
Steve Boyer
October 13, 2017 - 3:29 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita police are investigating an incident that involved a motor vehicle versus two pedestrians. Officer Charly Davidson says officers were called to the parking lot of the Windham Hotel in the 200 block of East Kellogg at about 8:00 Thursday night. Two juveniles, a 14 year old...
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Dreamstime
October 13, 2017 - 2:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lawmakers and youth advocates are raising concerns that foster children are suffering from a sharp reduction in psychiatric residential treatment facilities and shorter stays in them. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the number of such facilities dropped from 17 to 8 from...
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Dreamstime
October 13, 2017 - 1:26 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas lawmaker is pushing for new procedures for responding when children in foster care go missing. Foster care contractors revealed this week that more than 70 foster children are currently missing in Kansas. The report was in response to question about the August...
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