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June 15, 2018 - 2:04 pm
Authorities say one sheriff's deputy is dead and another is critically wounded after they were overcome by an inmate while driving a transport vehicle near the Wyandotte County courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas. Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Maj. Kelli Bailiff says the suspect also was...
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June 15, 2018 - 12:18 pm
The District Attorney's office says a man has been sentenced for sexually assaulting teenage boys. 29-year-old Frank Carbis III of Wichita was sentenced to more than a decade in prison after being convicted of four counts of criminal sodomy, two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and two...
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June 15, 2018 - 10:28 am
Authorities say a natural gas pipeline has exploded in a rural area in central Kansas, sending flames shooting more than 75 feet (23 meters) into the air. A Harvey County dispatcher says the explosion was reported around 7:30 a.m. Friday near the town of Hesston, which is about 30 miles (50...
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June 15, 2018 - 10:25 am
The Kansas Supreme Court has postponed a decision on whether the state can execute a man convicted of kidnapping, raping and strangling a 19-year-old college student. The high court on Friday upheld the capital murder conviction of Justin Eugene Thurber but returned his case to a lower court for...
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June 15, 2018 - 8:57 am
An investigation is underway into a deadly fire that claimed one life at a home for people with developmental disabilities in Arkansas City. The victim of the fire was a resident of the home. The investigation is in its early stages, and fire investigators are working to find the cause of the blaze...
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June 15, 2018 - 8:39 am
Authorities say police officers shot and killed three people in less than an hour in Kansas City, Missouri, raising concerns about police tactics. The Kansas City Star reports that police killed two men who were fighting in a downtown public square, Thursday. The shooting happened after officers...
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June 15, 2018 - 5:17 am
Topeka city officials say high levels of chloride in the city's water supply pose no danger to residents. The city announced Thursday that its treatment plant recorded higher than normal levels of chloride in the Kansas River. The chloride is coming from the Smokey Hill River, which feeds into the...
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June 14, 2018 - 9:21 pm
Pope Francis has announced that Monsignor Gerald Vincke will be the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Salina. The pope made the announcement Wednesday. Vincke's ordination and installation will be announced later, the Salina Journal reported. Vincke will become the 12th bishop of the Salina...
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June 14, 2018 - 8:08 pm
One person died following a large fire at a group home in Arkansas City. It happened around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon at the Easterseals Capper Foundation, at North 6th Street and West Maple. According to our news partners at KSN, another person was hospitalized but is expected to recover...
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