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May 20, 2017 - 8:59 am
Wichita, Kan. (KNSS) - A Wichita hotel was robbed at gunpoint Friday evening. Around 9:30 pm, Wichita police were dispatched to the Country Inn Suites near K-96 and Rock. When they arrived, a female employee reported an unknown suspect entered the business armed with a handgun. The suspect handed...
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May 20, 2017 - 2:14 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Five Warren Theatres in Wichita will soon have new owners. Bill Warren sold the theatres to Tennessee based Regal Entertainment Group. Warren considered many offers but in the end decided on Regal due to their commitment to maintaining the Warren's high standards. The...
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May 20, 2017 - 1:07 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Robert Hight shattered the Funny Car speed record at 337.66 mph Friday in the lone round of qualifying in the rain-delayed NHRA Heartland Nationals. Hight topped the previous record of 335.57 that Matt Hagan set last year at Heartland Park Topeka and matched this season in the...
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May 19, 2017 - 11:14 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A third round of storms this week, moved through Kansas late Friday afternoon and evening, spawning several tornadoes. But none of them did any damage. Over a dozen counties were under a Tornado Watch as several strong storms, including tornadoes, rolled through the region...
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May 19, 2017 - 11:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Pinch hitter Kennys Vargas launched a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jorge Polanco hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th, lifting the Minnesota Twins over the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday night. Polanco lofted a soft liner to left field and Joe Mauer beat Alex...
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May 19, 2017 - 10:01 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A girl, 15 months, has died after being shocked at a carnival near Towne West Square last week. A Wesley Medical Center spokesperson said Pressley Bartonek died after being shocked at the carnival on Friday. Josselin Sedivy was with her husband and two children the night the...
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May 19, 2017 - 9:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators put off a debate on delaying tougher regulations for amusement parks following the death of a young girl injured at a Wichita carnival. The House had been scheduled Friday to debate a bill delaying the new rules for a year until July 2018. Lawmakers approved...
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May 19, 2017 - 9:48 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former Haskell Indian Nations University student will not be tried a third time on charges of raping another student. The Douglas County District Attorney's Office said Thursday it would not retry Galen Satoe, 22. Satoe and Jared Wheeler, 21, were charged with raping a...
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May 19, 2017 - 9:44 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Haskell Indian Nations University has canceled its upcoming track and field season due to several factors, including cost, facilities and competitiveness. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that President Venida Chenault last month approved placing the program on suspension...
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May 19, 2017 - 9:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A therapy dog that comforted veterans, hospice patients and children with disabilities in northeastern Kansas has died after undergoing surgery. Owner Julie Hoffman tells the Topeka Capital-Journal the Doberman Pinscher named Kiki was diagnosed with lung cancer two weeks ago...
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