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March 15, 2017 - 12:02 am
Topeka, Kan. - A hazardous material spill at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka shut down its emergency room for several hours. The spill happened Monday night around 10:30 p.m. The Kansas Information Network spoke with Stormont Vail Communications Manager Niki Malone. “The spill was identified...
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March 14, 2017 - 11:39 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A man was arrested Tuesday night after a high-speed chase that began in Andover and ended outside the Spirit AeroSystems complex in southeast Wichita. Police say it started with the theft of a truck pulling a Bobcat trailer from the Atwoods store in Andover. The truck owner jumped...
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March 14, 2017 - 4:23 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – A handful of Wichita State students held a protest in the school’s administration office on Tuesday. They wanted to talk to President John Bardo, about getting more diversity for students and teachers and more student representation. KSN News reports that Wichita State Vice...
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March 14, 2017 - 3:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — John Crutcher, a Kansas state senator who later went on to serve as lieutenant governor for four years in the 1960s, has died. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Crutcher was 100 when he died Monday at his home in Jefferson, North Carolina. Crutcher was a Kansas state senator...
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March 14, 2017 - 12:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court is weighing an imprisoned convicted killer's claims that investigators illegally seized his computer, leading to an additional prison term for child pornography. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that an attorney for Jason Hachmeister told the state's high...
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March 14, 2017 - 11:58 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man who admitted killing a Kansas police detective has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Curtis Ayers, 29, was sentenced Tuesday in the May 9 shooting death of Detective Brad Lancaster during a confrontation near the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas...
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March 14, 2017 - 11:54 am
LINDSBORG, Kan. — An audit of Kansas' Bethany College is showing a positive financial balance in the school's fiscal year 2016 for the first time in eight years. The Salina Journal reports the audit by accounting firm Swindoll Janzen Hawk & Lloyd found Bethany improved its net operating assets...
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March 14, 2017 - 11:50 am
GATE, Okla. — Oklahoma Forestry Services says four wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas that are blamed for one death in each state are now 63% contained. OFS says firefighters continued patrolling the fires Tuesday, putting out hotspots and working to improve containment of...
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March 14, 2017 - 11:46 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — Federal workplace safety officials will investigate a contractor's death at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Topeka, Kansas. Officials identified the victim of the Tuesday morning incident as James Lay Jr., 61, a worker for Kansas Personnel Services Inc. Goodyear and Kansas...
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March 14, 2017 - 11:43 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Douglas County authorities are still trying to identify a body found in a burning car last week near Clinton Lake. Authorities say deputies sent to the Rockhaven Campground near the lake last Tuesday on a report of a fire. They discovered the body inside the car when the fire was...
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