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March 14, 2017 - 9:32 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Two 59-year-old men, trying to avoid being robbed, were shot in the south part of Wichita near MacArthur & Hydraulic. Police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says it happened late Monday night; the two men were in the parking lot outside a bar, when two male suspects approached. One of the...
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March 14, 2017 - 8:03 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Valuable paintings have been stolen from a storage facility in the southeast part of Wichita near Harry & Rock. Police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says the victim is a 74-year-old woman. Suspects broke the lock to her storage unit, stealing numerous fine art pieces, valued in excess of $...
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March 14, 2017 - 7:03 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas legislators are advancing a new budget-balancing proposal to allow the state to pay its bills through June without cutting public school spending. The Senate Ways and Means Committee unanimously endorsed a bill Tuesday that would temporarily short state contributions to public...
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March 14, 2017 - 5:05 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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March 14, 2017 - 12:21 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - A Kansas legislator is standing by a comment he made in a letter comparing Planned Parenthood with a Nazi concentration camp. Republican state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth told The Kansas City Star on Monday that he considers Planned Parenthood worse than the Nazi regime in...
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March 13, 2017 - 11:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a final disaster declaration covering 20 counties following last week's wildfires that burned more than 1,000 square miles of the state. Brownback signed the declaration Monday. He made an initial disaster declaration verbally on March 5, and the...
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March 13, 2017 - 11:49 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Two people were shoot after an attempted robbery in south Wichita. It happened around 11 p.m. in a parking lot in the 1200 block of east MacArthur. A pair of male suspects approached the victims and demanded money. The victims were then shot. The two victims were both taken to the...
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March 13, 2017 - 5:23 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A man injured in a car crash last week, has died from his injuries. Wichita police say the man was hurt in a crash Wednesday afternoon. It happened around 3:00 p.m. near 21st and Amidon. Police said a man, 86, was backing out of his driveway when another car crashed into him. The...
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March 13, 2017 - 5:20 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - A Hutchinson man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a collision that killed an 80-year-old man. Everette Hardy, 25, entered the plea Friday in the May 2016 death of John Johnson, 80, also of Hutchinson. The Hutchinson News reports Johnson died in a Wichita hospital 23...
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March 13, 2017 - 5:14 pm
RUSSELL, Kan. - An inmate that escaped from the Russell County Jail is back in custody. Officials said that the inmate was missing for about seven hours this past Saturday. Inmate Jason Lesage was reported missing just after 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Then around 7:20 a.m., a vehicle was reported...
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