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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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March 09, 2017 - 10:02 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Barry Brown had 21 points, D.J. Johnson added 13 and Kansas State topped ninth-ranked Baylor 70-64 in the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night, clinching not only a spot in the semifinals but most likely a spot in the NCAA Tournament. It was the second time the sixth-seeded...
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March 09, 2017 - 3:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin has named Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier as Oklahoma's new secretary of science and technology. Droegemeier is currently vice president for research at the University of Oklahoma. He is a regents' professor of meteorology and serves on Fallin's Science and Technology...
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March 09, 2017 - 3:41 pm
ASHLAND, Kan. - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed Executive Order 17-01 to assist fire relief efforts throughout the state. He signed the executive order in the Clark County Command Center. On Wednesday, the Governor visited the Hutchinson Command Center. Executive order 17-01 facilitates the...
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March 09, 2017 - 3:38 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Hutchinson police were sent to the Hutchinson Middle School after receiving a report of a gun on campus. The caller to 911 hung up after placing the call. It happened just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Officers located a student, 14, who admitted to placing the call as a...
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