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April 08, 2017 - 12:13 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors in Kansas' Wyandotte County have dropped a murder charge against a woman who had been accused of killing a teenager nearly 30 years ago. The Kansas City Star reports that prosecutors announced the dismissal of the case involving Carolyn Heckert, 48, of...
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April 08, 2017 - 8:14 am
Wichita, Kan. (KNSS) - Around 8:45 Friday night, officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the area of 23rd and Green. Officer Charley Davidson of the WPD says that upon arrival, officers made contact with a 61 year old female at a residence in the 2300 block of north Prince. The female...
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April 08, 2017 - 4:23 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – Sedgwick County firefighters and deputies helped rescue an injured bald eagle Thursday. The eagle is now recovering at a Kansas raptor center. The Eagle Valley Raptor Center is located near Cheney and is known for its animal rehabilitation efforts. Program Director Ken...
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April 08, 2017 - 3:51 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) – A ceremony was held Friday at the Kansas Statehouse as Gov. Sam Brownback officially signed Joey’s Law. The bill was created in honor of Joey Weber, who was shot and killed by a Hays police officer in August. Joey’s father, John Weber, said it was a step in getting justice for...
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April 08, 2017 - 3:21 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office reports two Kansas men have been charged with shooting and killing a golden eagle. Michael Dusin, 22, of Phillipsburg, and Elijah J. Kuhlman, 22, of Sharon Springs are charged with violating the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Court...
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April 08, 2017 - 2:56 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — First responders and bystanders in Kansas will soon be able to administer life-saving drugs that stop the effects of opioid drug overdoses. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill Friday allowing first responders to administer drugs like naloxone, called "opioid antagonists." The drugs...
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April 08, 2017 - 2:12 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Jason Vargas got his first win in nearly two years and the Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros 5-1 on Friday night. Kansas City got its first victory of the season after being swept at Minnesota in its first three games. Vargas (1-0) returned from Tommy John surgery last...
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KNSS News
April 08, 2017 - 2:04 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Fire damaged an eight-unit apartment building in east Wichita. It happened around 7:00 p.m. Friday night at the Colony East Apartments in the 8,000 block of E. Douglas, near Douglas and Rock Road. Crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the building. The flames...
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April 07, 2017 - 6:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers have agreed to strengthen the state's lax oversight of amusement park rides after a legislator's son was killed on a waterslide last year. The state Senate approved the bill Friday on 35-2 vote. The plan now heads to the governor. Rep. Scott Schwab's Caleb, 10,...
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April 07, 2017 - 6:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Heavier trucks apparently will be allowed on some Kansas roads but only if they are hauling agricultural loads. The Kansas Legislature this week approved a bill that would allow six-axle semitrailer-tractor vehicle combinations with a gross weight of up to 90,000 lbs. on some...
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