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April 19, 2017 - 4:22 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Five Kansas state parks have been selected as sites for the "Keep It Clean Kansas" day this Saturday by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and Westar Energy. KS Bureau of Waste Management director Bill Bider says...
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April 19, 2017 - 3:51 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - The Kansas Highway Patrol investigated three fatal traffic accidents in southeast Kansas on Tuesday. The first happened after 8 a.m. on U.S. 400 north of Cherryvale, Kan. An eastbound car crossed the center line and struck a westbound semi truck. The car went off the road and...
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Dreamstime
April 19, 2017 - 3:35 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Kansas City, Kansas, have agreed with an expert's finding that a "climate of mistrust" exists between themselves and defense attorneys, and it's harming the interests of justice. That acknowledgement comes in a filing Monday following a special master's...
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Jay Biggerstaff - USA TODAY Sports
April 19, 2017 - 12:08 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joe Panik hit an RBI single with two outs in the 11th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night to begin their two-game interleague set. Nick Hundley doubled off Scott Alexander (0-1), the Royals' fifth reliever of the night,...
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USA Today
April 18, 2017 - 8:24 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – Wichita State has been selected to host the Division 1 Men’s Basketball first and second rounds at Intrust Bank Arena on March 19 & 21, 2021. The NCAA made the announcement around noon on Tuesday. KSN News reports that Wichita State University will serve as host at the...
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Dreamstime
April 18, 2017 - 7:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a nonprofit Catholic hospital in Topeka says it will stop operating the hospital whether or not it is successful in finding a buyer for the financially troubled facility. Denver-based SCL Health said in a statement Tuesday that it is willing to donate the St...
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Dreamstime
April 18, 2017 - 7:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas grocery and convenience stores will be able to sell regular beer starting in 2019 after a years-long effort to get full-strength brews into the stores. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill Tuesday allowing grocery and convenience stores to sell beer with up to 6% alcohol by...
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Dreamstime
April 18, 2017 - 7:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities searching for a man who jumped off a Kansas River bridge while fleeing from law enforcement have found a body. WIBW reports that Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said in a statement that that the body was found Monday about a mile from the bridge and near the...
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Dreamstime
April 18, 2017 - 7:34 pm
HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — The first trial has started for a man who is charged with sexually assaulting a teenager and five women in a case that has divided the small Kansas town of Holton. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the trial focuses on claims that Jacob Ewing, 22, sexually assaulted the...
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Dreamstime
April 18, 2017 - 7:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lawmakers in Kansas are debating the fairness of proposed inspection protocols and fee increases for animal breeders and shelters. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports some legislators want to pass a state law forbidding the Kansas Department of Agriculture, which inspects pet...
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