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June 16, 2017 - 10:00 pm
NEWTON, Kan. (KNSS) – A woman who was found dead in a vehicle at a rest area on I-135 near Newton, has been identified. The Harvey County Sheriff’s Department identified the woman as Courtney Kloster, 34, of Newton. Her body was found in a vehicle on Wednesday. Authorities said they do not suspect...
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June 16, 2017 - 9:57 pm
SALINA, Kan. (KNSS) — A chemical spill at a Salina business prompted an evacuation in and around the facility. It happened Friday afternoon at McShares, Inc. in the 1800 block of E. North Street in Salina. KSN News reports that the evacuation area extended 1/2 mile around the facility, north and...
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June 16, 2017 - 9:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials say the state mental hospital in eastern Kansas failed to regain federal recertification after a survey in May. That means the state will continue to lose up to $1 million a month in federal funds being withheld because the hospital doesn't meet federal...
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June 16, 2017 - 8:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An Arkansas man who owned a medical imagining business was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $1.5 million in restitution for health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a news release that Cody Lee West, 39, of Paragould, Arkansas, was...
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June 16, 2017 - 8:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a federal disaster declaration for more than two dozen Kansas counties hit by storms between April 28 and May 3. The storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some parts of western Kansas. Other counties endured strong straight-line winds and...
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June 16, 2017 - 8:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — General Motors has sparked concern about layoffs after announcing plans to eliminate one shift at its plant in Kansas City, Kansas. GM spokeswoman Mary Padilla tells the Kansas City Star that the company will reduce the number of production shifts at its Fairfax Assembly...
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June 16, 2017 - 8:23 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former mail carrier in northwest Kansas has pleaded guilty to stealing mail he was supposed to deliver. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a news release that James Stephenson, 25, of Hoxie, pleaded guilty Friday to mail theft. Stephenson said while he was employed at the Post...
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June 16, 2017 - 8:14 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Texas woman who got into a scuffle with a Wichita airport security agent will not face charges. Wichita City Attorney Jennifer Magana said the case against Lila Bryan, 82, was dismissed Friday at the request of the security agent. Bryan, of Mesquite, Texas, was cited by...
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June 16, 2017 - 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, says President Donald Trump's new Cuba policy closes off a potentially lucrative market for American farmers. In a statement Friday, Moran says "putting America first means exporting what we produce to countries across the globe." He says he...
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Ted Woodward
June 16, 2017 - 2:07 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - The second round of the 28th annual Air Capital Classic golf tournament is taking place Friday at Crestview County Club; 156 competitors are taking part in the web.com tour's annual stop in Wichita. The first-round leader after Thursday's competition was Aaron Wise, who shot...
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