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July 12, 2018 - 5:41 am
A 23-year-old eastern Kansas man who fatally injured his 6-month-old son has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Benny Clark, of Reece, was sentenced last week for second-degree murder and child abuse in the August 2017 death of his son, Cooper. The Emporia Gazette reports Clark pleaded guilty in...
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July 12, 2018 - 4:51 am
Jonathan Hernandez has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to battery. The case stems from an incident in February when Hernandez struck the six-year-old son of his girlfriend. The physical contact resulted in redness and swelling on the boy's chest. Hernandez is also...
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July 11, 2018 - 11:59 pm
The Wichita Police Department is taking steps to help prevent animal abuse and cruelty. A new position has been created in the Animal Control Division to specifically handle those situations. Officer Heather Frazier will head up animal cruelty and abuse investigations. With her new role, she and...
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July 11, 2018 - 9:05 pm
An art display that included an altered U.S. flag will be moved from an outside display on the University of Kansas campus to the school's art museum after Gov. Jeff Colyer and other Republican political candidates complained that it was disrespectful. Kansas Chancellor Doug Girod said in a...
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July 11, 2018 - 8:53 pm
The attorney representing seven immigrant children who are still in the care of a Kansas nonprofit after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border says policies recently put in place by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement are barriers to reuniting them with their families...
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July 11, 2018 - 8:41 pm
The Topeka Zoo is welcoming a newborn giraffe. Abi, one of two pregnant giraffes at the zoo, gave birth Wednesday to a baby named Konza. The calf has been expected since late June when staff first thought Abi could go into labor. Zoo officials announced in March that Abi, who is 7, and 8-year-old...
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July 11, 2018 - 8:29 pm
Authorities say a councilwoman for a Kansas town kicked, hit and scratched deputies and that they had to use a stun gun to subdue her. Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie says Carol Fowler, 48, remains jailed Wednesday on $25,000 bond after the June 29 melee. It began when deputies went to Fowler's...
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July 11, 2018 - 6:04 pm
A Topeka man has been sentenced to 10 years and two months in federal prison for distributing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister says Ryan Andrew Rivera, 22, of Topeka, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of distributing child pornography. In his plea, Rivera admitted he contacted...
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July 11, 2018 - 5:57 pm
A teenager who recently arrived with his family to the U.S. as refugees from Myanmar has drowned in a lake outside Kansas City. Om Kee Hata, 17, drowned Friday while swimming with friends in Hillsdale Lake. Miami County Capt. Mike Talcott says the death was an accident and that the teen "got tired...
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July 11, 2018 - 3:35 pm
The Latest: Altered flag coming down 3:45 p.m. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer's spokesman says the top administrator at the University of Kansas has promised to take down an art display that involves an altered U.S. flag. Colyer spokesman Kendall Marr said the governor spoke Wednesday afternoon with...
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