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Dreamstime
May 08, 2017 - 7:55 pm
KISMET, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy is planned after a junior college football player in Kansas was found dead. The Kansas City Star reports that Sean Callahan, 19, was found unresponsive Sunday afternoon at a home in Kismet, Kansas. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities...
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Dreamstime
May 08, 2017 - 7:33 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — State police are investigating the hanging of a noose at Kansas State University — another apparent racist attack on campus. The Manhattan Mercury reports the university's Office of Institutional Equity was notified Friday that the noose was hanging from a tree near King Hall...
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Dreamstime
May 08, 2017 - 7:29 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The government's latest weekly snapshot of Kansas crops says the effects of recent snow storms and freezing temperatures are still being assessed. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 27% of the winter wheat in Kansas is in poor to very poor...
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Dreamstime
May 08, 2017 - 7:25 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The temporary seizure of newspapers at a Kansas community college last week shone a media spotlight on a long-running dispute between administrators and student journalists. Hutchinson Community College's board of trustees is expected Tuesday to wade into the controversy. That...
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USA Today
Ted Woodward
May 08, 2017 - 2:59 pm
TORONTO, Canada (KNSS) - The Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday defeated the Toronto Raptors 109-102 in Game 4 of the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals; it was a 4-games-to-0 sweep for Cleveland. Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet was the "Sixth Man" for Toronto, coming off the bench early in...
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KNSS
Ted Woodward
May 08, 2017 - 2:41 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Police officers will be on patrol for a city-wide special assignment all day Tuesday; they'll be on streets, looking to identify cars that are parked for more than 48 hours, inoperable vehicles on streets, storage trailers on streets, and cars without current license plates. Those...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
May 08, 2017 - 2:12 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A woman was shot in Wichita, north of 21st & Grove; it happened late Sunday night in the 2300 block of N. Prince. The victim was a 41-year-old woman, who told police her 31-year-old boyfriend became upset, and then retrieved a rifle and shot her in the leg, and struck her...
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Buddy, the Wichita Fire Department's accelerant detection canine (KNSS)
Ted Woodward
May 08, 2017 - 1:47 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - This is national Arson Awareness Week, and this year's theme is preventing arson in places of worship. Every year in the U.S., there's an average of more than 100 arsons at houses of worship, and 51% of all fires reported at houses of worship are arsons. During the past five...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
May 08, 2017 - 1:19 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - An investigation continues, after an arson in the southeast part of Wichita near Harry & the Canal Route. It happened after 3:30 a.m. last Friday in the 2300 block of S. Aloma, where fire crews found smoke & flames coming from the back of the house. Wichita Fire Capt...
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Dreamstime
May 08, 2017 - 10:59 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - An attorney representing school districts that successfully sued Kansas over education funding says a school finance plan being considered by lawmakers is inadequate. John Robb made his comments Monday as a special House committee prepared to debate the proposal. Robb represents...
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