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Dreamstime
July 25, 2017 - 9:04 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Guards at a Kansas prison housing some of the most dangerous criminals say there were two previously unreported disturbances during which inmates took control of the yard for hours before an third uprising that was disclosed last month. Two corrections officers and a person...
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Dreamstime
July 25, 2017 - 8:57 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge says Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has demonstrated a pattern of misleading the court about the facts and record in a voting rights case. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson refused Tuesday to reconsider a $1,000 fine and order requiring Kobach to submit...
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Dreamstime
July 25, 2017 - 8:41 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a suburban Kansas City couple after a SWAT-style raid of their home in an unsuccessful search for marijuana. Robert and Adlynn Harte sued the Johnson County Sheriff's Office after the 2012 raid at their Leawood home...
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Dreamstime
July 25, 2017 - 3:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Catholic priest charged in Kansas with child sex crimes has been arrested in Maryland. The Wyandotte County, Kansas, prosecutor's office announced Tuesday that the Rev. Scott Kallal was charged Friday with two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a...
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Dreamstime
July 25, 2017 - 3:04 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A formula that Kansas lawmakers have used to determine which state workers would get raises this year has sparked confusion and resentment among employees. The Lawrence Journal-World ( http://bit.ly/2vXcOLX ) reports that state lawmakers approved a budget in June that gives some...
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Dreamstime
July 25, 2017 - 3:01 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas Legislature candidate who was charged last year with sex crimes has pleaded to less severe charges. The Lawrence Journal-World ( http://bit.ly/2vX4lbN ) reports that 27-year-old Nicolas Vanwyhe of Lawrence pleaded no contest to two felony counts of aggravated...
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Dreamstime
July 25, 2017 - 2:57 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Guards at a Kansas prison housing some of the most dangerous criminals say there were two previously unreported disturbances during which inmates took control of the yard for hours before an third uprising that was disclosed last month. Two corrections officers and a person...
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KNSS
Steve Boyer
July 25, 2017 - 2:46 pm
WICHITA, Kan, (KNSS) - Wichita police were led on a chase from an East side hotel to Rose Hill Tuesday morning. Police were called to the English Village Inn in the 6700 block of East Kellogg at about 5:30 to the report of a disturbance with a weapon. When officers arrived, a witness told them they...
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Dreamstime
July 25, 2017 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has introduced legislation with U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) to award former Kansas U.S. Senator Bob Dole with the Congressional Gold Medal in “recognition for his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator and statesman." “I have joined...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
July 25, 2017 - 10:54 am
In pro baseball, the American Association All-Stars take on the Can-Am League All-Stars Tuesday night in Ottawa, Canada, as the two leagues showcase their best players in an All-Star Game. Two members of the first-place Wichita Wingnuts are starters for the American Association: designated hitter...
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