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November 16, 2016 - 2:30 pm
PLEASANTON, Kan. - Authorities say two bodies found buried in eastern Kansas are believed to be those of two homicide victims. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday in a news release that the bodies were found late Tuesday on a rural property west of Pittsburg. The release says the...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:26 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A retired Wichita police officer has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to charges accusing him of fabricating documents. The office of the U.S. attorney for Kansas said in a release that Kevin P. Vaughn. 52, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement of public funds...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A few hundred Topeka students marched to the Statehouse to show they're diverse and united. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 400 to 500 Topeka High School students participated in the march Wednesday. Angelo Campos, 18, a senior, says since the presidential election last week...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Kansas City Chiefs are rallying around long snapper James Winchester, whose father Michael was killed by a former Southwest Airlines employee outside of an Oklahoma City airport. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Winchester, who like his father played college...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:12 pm
SMITH CENTER, Kan. — A small earthquake has shaken parts of north-central Kansas, but there are no immediate reports of damage. The Hays Post reports that the magnitude 3.4 quake struck just noon Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered about 25 miles southeast of Smith Center...
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November 16, 2016 - 7:24 am
WICHITA, Kan. - An habitual offender was arrested in the east part of Wichita, near 1st & Edgemoor. On Tuesday afternoon, a man was doing some work on the roof of a residence in the 200 block of N. Old Manor. He called 911, reporting a crime-in-progress, and police soon arrived. The man had...
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November 15, 2016 - 11:50 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. — New Kansas State University President Richard Myers has reiterated his opposition to allowing concealed weapons on state college campuses starting next year. Myers told reporters Tuesday that it will be up to the Legislature to decide whether they rescind the policy, but he's...
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November 15, 2016 - 9:00 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — C.W. Gusewelle, a longtime columnist for The Kansas City Star, has died. The Star reports ( http://bit.ly/2fTziql ) that Gusewelle died Tuesday. His age and the cause of death were not given. Charles W. Gusewelle joined the Star in 1955 as a general assignment reporter and went...
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November 15, 2016 - 7:59 pm
ABILENE, Kan. - Abilene police are searching for a stolen landmark. The Russell Stover Candies Bear has been gone missing from the Abilene factory and candy store. The 3.5 foot tall and 4 foot wide bear was donated to the plant by the former owners in the early 1990's. Many shoppers would stop to...
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November 15, 2016 - 7:26 pm
EUREKA, Kan. – Greenwood County authorities are still searching for two people wanted in a high speed chase. The man and woman are to be considered armed and dangerous. Authorities reported Tuesday night that deputies are searching for Billy Dale Baker and Kristen Hunter. Baker is 5’10”, 230 pounds...
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