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February 17, 2017 - 2:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a former University of Kansas rower who says a Jayhawk football player sexually assaulted her in 2015... The ruling Thursday by Judge J. Thomas Marten in a lawsuit filed by Sarah McClure mirrors Marten's ruling last week in a...
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February 17, 2017 - 1:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Topeka police say nearly 20 bus shelters have been have been damaged since Jan. 23. Police Lt. Colleen Stuart says 16 shelters had glass broken or cracked between Jan. 23 and Feb. 15. Three more were vandalized Thursday. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports police believe a pellet or...
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February 17, 2017 - 1:53 pm
HOUSTON, Tex. - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 751. A year ago, 514 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as...
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February 17, 2017 - 11:17 am
WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita police said a suspect armed with an assault rifle robbed a man. It happened late Thursday morning outside of Towne West Square in the 4600 block of West Kellogg. The man, 40, said a suspect approached his car in the parking lot, and pointed a black assault rifle at him...
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February 17, 2017 - 11:04 am
WICHITA, Kan. – Crime Stoppers and Wichita police are asking for help to solve a cold case homicide. On June 30, 2008, Lesha Donaby, 17, was returning from the McDonalds at 17th and Hillside with two of her cousins. When their vehicle turned west onto 11th Street they encountered a parked car, and...
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February 17, 2017 - 10:53 am
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Right-hander Peter Moylan has agreed to a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals and will report to major league spring training. Moylan, whose deal was announced Friday, was 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA in 43 relief appearances last season with the Royals. He is expected to be...
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February 17, 2017 - 7:42 am
WICHITA, Kan. — A government report shows Kansas had fewer farms and ranches last year and fewer acres used for agriculture. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that the 59,600 farms counted in the state in 2016 was down 800 farms from the previous year. All of those losses...
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February 17, 2017 - 5:13 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A vacant building has partially collapsed in the 18th and Vine jazz district in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star ( http://bit.ly/2lr4p1H ) reports that gusty winds caused the one-story, roofless brick structure to give way Thursday. City Manager Troy Schulte says crews were...
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February 17, 2017 - 5:09 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kemper Arena is one step closer to becoming an amateur sports complex. The Kansas City Council voted Thursday to sale the arena to Foutch Brothers developers for $1. That will allow Foutch to pursue about $8.3 million in historic tax credits and other financing. The Kansas City...
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February 17, 2017 - 4:58 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Legislature has approved a big increase in personal income taxes to help balance the state budget in a move that defies Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Senate approved a bill Friday that would generate more than $1 billion over two years. The vote was 22-18. Senators acted...
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