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September 28, 2017 - 5:15 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - A house fire in north Topeka has been ruled an arson. According to a release the fire was reported before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on NW Eugene St. in Topeka. Crews on arrival found heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of a single-story house. Firefighters were able to keep...
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September 28, 2017 - 4:43 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – A woman who admitted burglarizing two Clearwater homes earlier this year was sentenced in Sedgwick County District Court to 76 months in prison. 36-year-old Tredessa Donnell of Wichita was sentenced for defrauding Emprise Bank of $3,000 by using someone else’s debit card...
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Alex Gordon - Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
September 27, 2017 - 10:42 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Paulo Orlando hit a two-run homer, his first of the season, as the Kansas City Royals rallied from a three-run deficit to beat Detroit 7-4 on Wednesday night, the Tigers' ninth straight loss. The Tigers are 4-22 in September and have been outscored 68-30 in the skid. The...
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KNSS News
September 27, 2017 - 10:04 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – A crash involving a motorcycle has sent one person to the hospital with serious injuries. It happened around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday night near Harry and Seneca. Investigators said that the accident involved the motorcycle and another vehicle. Additional information about the...
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Dreamstime
September 27, 2017 - 9:57 pm
SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in a shooting death in western Kansas is now charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery. Rene Inguanza, 50, of rural Scott County, made his first court appearance Wednesday. He is charged in the Sept. 22 death of Darryn Rodenberg, 44, who was found...
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Sam Brownback - John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
September 27, 2017 - 9:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says a U.S. Senate committee hearing is set for next week on his nomination for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. But Brownback told reporters Wednesday he's not sure how quickly the Senate could vote on his nomination after the...
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Dreamstime
September 27, 2017 - 9:48 pm
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Saline County commissioners are supporting an effort to bring a Tyson chicken plant to Cloud County and Concordia. The commission Tuesday signed a letter in support of the $300 million project. The Salina Journal reports letter says the plant would benefit the entire region...
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September 27, 2017 - 9:36 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is now home to a Tyrannosaurus rex fossilized skeleton thanks to a team who helped dig up the specimen and bring it to Lawrence. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the crew spent the past four summers in Montana excavating the skeleton little by little...
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September 27, 2017 - 9:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas corrections officials say most cells in a new state prison they're planning would house two inmates when the facility opens. Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood told a legislative committee Wednesday that cells in the new Lansing prison would be large enough to meet...
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September 27, 2017 - 2:43 pm
DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. (AP) — The family that owns a South Dakota meat producer has set up a $10 million fund for employees laid off when the company closed three plants in 2012 over reports of a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime." Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Inc. announced the BPI...
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