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May 10, 2017 - 4:33 am
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - The Missouri Valley Conference has invited Valparaiso to join the league, replacing Wichita State. The league Tuesday that its nine members voted unanimously to extend an invite to the Crusaders, who currently play in the Horizon League, effective on July 1. The Valley said...
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May 09, 2017 - 11:10 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Moustakas homered in the 12th inning, and the Kansas City Royals came back from a four-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on Tuesday night. Moustakas connected against Diego Moreno (0-1), the eighth Tampa Bay pitcher, on a 1-2 pitch with one out. Moreno was...
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May 09, 2017 - 11:04 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - A Topeka man pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to investigators in a 2016 interview during a search for fugitive Orlando J. Collins. Quentin Kirk Lawton, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement. In his plea, he admitted that on April 23, 2016, he visited...
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May 09, 2017 - 9:51 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A woman was killed and her husband was seriously injured in crash in southwest Sedgwick County. The accident happened around 9:00 a.m. Monday at 119th South and Hoover Rd. KSN News reports that a Blazer struck a tractor that was pulling another tractor out of a ditch. A...
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May 09, 2017 - 8:02 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus vehicles and equipment. Items include buses, cars, trucks, chippers, compact loader, a paint booth and more. KSN News reports that inspection times are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, and...
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May 09, 2017 - 7:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas lawmakers are looking to more closely oversee the state's privatized foster care system and the contractors that run it amid questions about how the state monitors the program. The House Children and Seniors Committee passed a bill Tuesday that would create a foster care...
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May 09, 2017 - 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -€” The Trump administration is delaying a rule that would require organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards. Former President Obama's Agriculture Department announced the rule two days before he left office. The regulations are designed to ensure...
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May 09, 2017 - 7:42 pm
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) - An apartment fire in northeast Kansas that caused nearly $3.8 million in damage has been ruled accidental and associated with the improper disposal of smoking materials. Junction City Fire Department Chief Terry Johnson said in a statement Monday that the fire department...
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May 09, 2017 - 7:27 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A measure that would allow Kansas municipalities to establish areas where alcohol can be consumed outside of bars and restaurants has moved closer to becoming law. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a Senate committee approved the bill Monday that would permit cities and...
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May 09, 2017 - 7:22 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A transgender soldier imprisoned for releasing classified military information has released a statement, the first since being granted clemency, saying she hopes to use lessons she's learned in prison to help others. Chelsea Manning issued the statement Tuesday ahead of her...
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