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July 10, 2018 - 5:36 am
A 23-year-old Minnesota man was charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old Kansas girl he met online. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister announced Dechon White, of St. Paul, was charged Monday in federal court in Kansas. Court documents indicate White and the girl met online in February. White traveled to...
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July 10, 2018 - 4:45 am
Sedgwick County deputies were dispatched Saturday afternoon to a home in the 45-hundred block of West 57th Circle. A man had been found dead inside the home. The man was identified as 67-year-old John Gaffney. Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. Tim Meyers says Gaffney's truck wasn't located. The missing...
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July 09, 2018 - 9:06 pm
Federal prosecutors say a former Kansas certified public accountant has pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns. U.S. Attorney Stephen McCallister said Robert Purinton, 70, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in jail. He also was ordered to pay the cost of...
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July 09, 2018 - 8:59 pm
A court filing asserts Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has complied with a court order finding the state's residents are not required to provide documentary proof of citizenship to register to vote. Kobach told U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson there are no longer any registrations in...
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July 09, 2018 - 8:53 pm
A city in Kansas has received $107,000 from a family's insurance company after a boy, 5, accidentally knocked over a sculpture at a community center. Overland Park spokesman Sean Reilly says the city plans to send $99,000 to artist Bill Lyons, who created "Aphrodite di Kansas City." Reilly says...
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July 09, 2018 - 7:38 pm
A federal appeals court says Kansas prison officials aren't deliberately indifferent to a transgender inmate who says his medical treatment is so poor it violates his constitutional rights. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a lower court ruling in favor of prison officials in...
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July 09, 2018 - 7:11 pm
The Kansas winter wheat harvest is quickly wrapping up for another year. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 92% of the wheat in Kansas has now been harvested. That is ahead of the 85% harvested for the five-year average for this late in the season. Spring-planted farm...
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July 09, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Authorities are investigating the death of a man and woman in southeast Kansas as a murder-suicide. Sheriff's Capt. Mike Westmoreland says Carrie Ensminger, 27, of Emporia, and Toby Farley, 36, of Wellington, were found dead of gunshot wounds Saturday in rural Sumner County. Investigators say a...
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Steve Boyer
July 09, 2018 - 1:29 pm
Wichita Police are asking the public for help locating 4 teenagers that ran away from the Wichita Childrens Home last night. The missing youths are 13 year-old Taurus Hampton who has a mental disability, 15 year-old Jacob Harris (not pictured), 17 year-old Devine Cherry, and 14 year-old Destiny...
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