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April 14, 2017 - 4:29 am
LYONS, Kan. (KNSS) - Around 9 a.m. Thursday a fire broke out at the Jacam Chemical facility in Rice County between Sterling and Lyons. Rice County Fire Crews arrived at the fire, but had many problems to deal with. Rice County Emergency Director Greg Klein said fire crews were not able to use water...
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April 14, 2017 - 1:49 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas carried a shutout into the eighth, the Royals finally generated some early offense and Kansas City held on to beat Oakland 3-1 on Thursday night and snap an eight-game skid against the A's. Vargas (2-0) scattered four hits and a walk over 7 2/3 innings, striking...
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April 14, 2017 - 1:47 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Prominent Democrat and former state lawmaker Paul Davis is considering a run for Congress in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas. Davis said Thursday that he expects to make a formal announcement about his plans this summer after spending several months talking to voters. Davis...
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April 14, 2017 - 1:21 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas Corrections Department spokesman says the state hasn't started moving hundreds of inmates from its oldest and largest prison and that the warden was premature in saying so Thursday in a memo to employees. Warden Sam Cline told employees in a memo that the relocation of...
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April 13, 2017 - 11:31 am
LAMONT, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports two small earthquakes have been recorded in north-central Oklahoma, about 68 miles south of Wichita. The USGS says a 3.6 magnitude quake was recorded at 5:36 a.m. Thursday about six miles west of Lamont, and a 2.8 magnitude quake was recorded...
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April 13, 2017 - 10:34 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say they'll complain to Kansas about smoke from its agriculture burning that sometimes makes it unhealthy to breathe in some parts of Nebraska. The Health Department in Lincoln issued a health warning Wednesday, warning people to stay indoors. Gov. Pete...
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Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
April 13, 2017 - 5:48 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas guard Svi Mykhailiuk is entering the NBA draft, but is not hiring an agent and could decide by May 24 to withdraw his name and return for his senior season. The 6-foot-8 Mykhailiuk started 25 games last season, averaging 9.8 points and shooting 38.9 percent from beyond...
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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
April 13, 2017 - 5:31 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas star freshman basketball player Josh Jackson has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage alleging he vandalized a woman's car outside a bar. Jackson's attorney, Hatem Chahine, told a judge Wednesday in Lawrence that she plans to file for a...
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April 13, 2017 - 5:20 am
MULVANE, Kan. - A multi-county police chase that began in Wichita ended near Udall in Sumner County with shots fired and a dead suspect. It began late Wednesday night when Wichita officers spotted a wanted suspect. A chase began and Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies joined the chase. Sheriff's...
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Raul Mondesi - USA Today
April 12, 2017 - 10:57 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andrew Triggs pitched six shutout innings, Jed Lowrie drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Wednesday night. Triggs (2-0) scattered four hits and a walk, striking out three. It was the former Royals farmhand's second solid start this...
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