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Dreamstime
June 29, 2017 - 11:30 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp will become the new president of a free-market think tank also known for promoting skepticism about climate change. The Heartland Institute announced Thursday that its board of directors selected Huelskamp and that the former Republican...
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Dreamstime
June 29, 2017 - 9:11 pm
A former lottery computer programmer has pleaded guilty in Iowa to running a criminal scheme that allowed him to collect millions of dollars in lottery winnings in four other states. READ MORE:
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Dreamstime
June 29, 2017 - 9:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Corrections says that an incident at a maximum-security prison has been resolved and inmates are back in their cells. Department spokesman Todd Fertig said in a statement Thursday that no injuries to staff or prisoners occurred and that inmates did not...
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Dreamstime
June 29, 2017 - 5:59 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing a passenger in another vehicle during a February 2016 police chase. Marcos Cruz Jr., 21, was sentenced Thursday for five felonies, including second-degree murder. A witness at a preliminary hearing testified that...
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Drew Butera - Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
June 29, 2017 - 5:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michael Fulmer came within one out of a shutout, and the Detroit Tigers hit three home runs in a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Justin Upton, Ian Kinsler and Andrew Romine went deep for the Tigers. Fulmer (7-6) appeared headed for his second big league shutout,...
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Ted Woodward
June 29, 2017 - 3:59 pm
The Wichita police department has started a new pro-active approach, reaching out to the parents and guardians of juvenile gang-members. On Tuesday this week, the Wichita police department sent out 74 letters to parents or guardians of gang-members in Wichita who are under the age of 18. The hope...
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Ted Woodward
June 29, 2017 - 3:46 pm
Seven crew-members of the USS Wichita have been in the city of Wichita this week, seeing the sights. Commander of the Navy combat ship, Rob Dumlao, says the USS Wichita will be a ship on the move, calling it the "fastest vessel in the Navy inventory." He says the ship can travel in excess of 40...
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Dreamstime
June 29, 2017 - 10:03 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University has closed its display of a rare stench-emitting "corpse flower" now that the plant has closed out its first-ever bloom. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2u1w9vp ) reports that an estimated 1,000 people turned out to see the Titan Arum from...
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June 29, 2017 - 4:26 am
WHITEFISH, Mt. (AP) - The Republican-dominated Western Governors Association has endorsed the aims of the Endangered Species Act but asked Congress to make changes, including giving states a bigger role and clarifying recovery goals for animals protected by the law. The association approved a...
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Dreamstime
June 29, 2017 - 4:08 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – The woman who was charged in connection to a young Wichita girl’s death has been sentenced. Tyerria Miles will serve 18 months of probation for one count of interference with law enforcement for the death of 2-year-old Jhornee Bland. KSN News spoke with Jhornee's mother...
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