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February 17, 2018 - 2:09 am
The Mental Health Association of South Central Wichita wants people to know that they can now provide services for those needing it with just a phone call or via walk-in services. Shawna Allen, Senior Director of Outpatient and Addictions with MHA wants people to get access to treatment as quickly...
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February 17, 2018 - 1:03 am
A Goddard High School senior who wants to be a marine has earned a huge scholarship, courtesy of the NROTC. Daley Driscoll calls serving his country a dream and it's now one step closer to becoming reality. The Goddard High School senior is now the recipient of the one hundred and eighty-thousand...
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Dreamstime
February 17, 2018 - 12:37 am
A Bishop Carroll High School student was arrested on Friday following a threat he made on social media. On Friday morning, a school official at Bishop Carroll notified Wichita police about a social media post a student had made, that threatened physical violence at a school. The police didn't say...
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Dreamstime
February 16, 2018 - 9:25 pm
Two people were found dead in a house fire in northeast Kansas. Jackson County authorities say the bodies were found after the fire in Netawaka was extinguished Friday. Netawaka is about 42 miles north of Topeka. Sheriff Tim Morse says the home was fully engulfed when crews from a dozen area fire...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:21 pm
A former Montgomery County man was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of a southeast Kansas woman and her three children. The Kansas Attorney General says David Cornell Bennett Jr., 26, formerly of Cherryvale, was sentenced Friday for capital murder and three counts of first-...
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Dreamstime
February 16, 2018 - 9:17 pm
Kansas legislators see plenty of needs for spending across state government and are starting to complain that a court mandate puts schools first in line. Prison staffing, state mental hospitals and highway projects are among the items lawmakers would like to fund. But an October state Supreme Court...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:07 pm
Westar officials are warning customers that people claiming to be utility employees are calling and trying to force them to buy prepaid money cards. Utility officials say if you get one of those calls, hang up and report it. The company put out a statewide alert Friday saying scammers are...
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Dreamstime
February 16, 2018 - 9:03 pm
Topeka police say a man has died after being shot during a home invasion. Police say Tyrone Bagget, 42, was shot about 2:00 a.m. Friday in southeast Topeka. He died later at a hospital. Officers say a man and another person were inside the home when more than one suspect broke in. No arrests or...
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Dreamstime
February 16, 2018 - 8:58 pm
A man has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Salina man. The Salina Journal reports that Leobardo Velasquez, 38, waived his right to a preliminary hearing that had been scheduled for Thursday in Saline County District Court and entered the plea...
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Dreamstime
February 16, 2018 - 8:54 pm
Authorities say a Kansas man was walking along an Arizona highway naked and bleeding before he was fatally shot by a federal officer last month. Reports released this week by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office contain details about the condition of Tyler Miller, 51, before the Jan. 5 shooting...
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