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March 10, 2017 - 3:45 pm
PARKVILLE, Mo. – The search for a missing Wichita woman in the Kansas City area has turned up the missing woman's car, and a body. Police say a car pulled from the Missouri River near Parkville, Missouri is Toni Anderson's car. A body found in the car is that of a woman, but it has not yet been...
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March 10, 2017 - 3:41 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – A Wichita police officer, who was run over by a man in a stolen vehicle on February 7, continues to improve. In a Facebook post on Friday Wichita police said that Officer Brian Arterburn will be going to rehab soon. They add that Brian, his family, and police appreciate the...
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March 10, 2017 - 3:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of two men who were charged with aggravated battery but said they were acting in self-defense in stabbing or shooting others. The high court's ruling Friday rejected a tougher rule for determining when someone can avoid prosecution under...
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March 10, 2017 - 3:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas appellate court says a man convicted of assault and weapons charges deserves a new trial because his trial judge fell asleep during testimony. The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday threw out Daquantrius Johnson's 2014 convictions. According to...
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March 10, 2017 - 2:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court has thrown out the life sentence of one of three men convicted in the 2009 killing of a woman initially left to die in a car's trunk. The court unanimously ordered Joseph Mattox's resentencing after ruling Friday the trial judge — not a jury as required —...
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March 10, 2017 - 2:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Officials say wildfires that have charred more than 1,100 square miles in Kansas are under control, prompting the state to withdraw response teams from the firefighting effort. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management said Friday that crews in Clark County have a blaze there 70%...
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March 10, 2017 - 2:47 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State University has agreed to pay a $98,578 fine for mishandling hazardous wastes. The university said Friday in a news release that its agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stems from violations found during an inspection in 2014. The problems were...
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March 10, 2017 - 4:15 am
EMPORIA, Kan. - Police in east-central Kansas' Emporia are investigating the shooting death of a 38-year-old woman in an apartment building. The Emporia Gazette ( http://bit.ly/2nmmprt ) reports that Mahogany Brooks died at the scene of the shooting late Thursday near Emporia State University...
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March 10, 2017 - 3:56 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita man has been convicted of murder and child abuse in the 2015 death of her then-girlfriend's 17-month-old daughter. KAKE-TV ( http://bit.ly/2mGsKAZ ) reports that a Sedgwick County jury found 22-year-old Michael Ross guilty of second-degree intentional murder and the...
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March 09, 2017 - 10:09 pm
DERBY, Kan. - Around 12:30 a.m. Friday fire crews were called to a house fire in the 18-hundred block of North Ridge in Derby. KNSS News spoke with Derby Fire Chief Brad Smith who says there had been an explosion on the outside of the structure. "We had a lot of fire showing on the back side of the...
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