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November 21, 2017 - 5:32 am
A fire forced the Homestead Assisted Living Center in Augusta to be evacuated. It happened around noon Monday. The Augusta Department of Public Safety told KSN News they determined that the fire began as a grass fire outside the facility. A sprinkler went off and contained the fire inside the...
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November 05, 2017 - 2:19 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man found in a burning home after gunshots were reported in the Lawrence, Kansas area. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Douglas County sheriff's deputies arrived at the home south of Lawrence on Friday night following reports...
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October 27, 2017 - 1:12 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Crews worked 2 large fires in the area Thursday afternoon. One was in the town of Sedgwick at a salvage yard in the 300 block of North Washington. Chief Scott Metzler with the Newton Fire and EMS tells KSN News, they got a call of a grass fire that was putting some nearby...
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Steve McIntosh
October 16, 2017 - 4:52 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Four-plex fire this morning on Wichita's near-east side. Just after 4 am, first-responders were called to 455 North Indiana. There are no injuries reported. 911 Dispatch says 12 people are receiving help from the Red Cross.
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October 12, 2017 - 9:46 am
ENTERPRISE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died in a house fire in central Kansas. The Hays Post reports that Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman says the home was engulfed in flames Tuesday when fire crews responded. The body of 48-year-old Patricia Humes was found inside the home...
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September 28, 2017 - 9:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man has been charged with killing two people and setting a fire at an apartment complex near the Statehouse in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Maximo Campillo-Echevarria, 62, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder, intentional second-degree murder,...
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September 28, 2017 - 5:15 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - A house fire in north Topeka has been ruled an arson. According to a release the fire was reported before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on NW Eugene St. in Topeka. Crews on arrival found heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of a single-story house. Firefighters were able to keep...
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September 23, 2017 - 1:42 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A school district in Kansas City is praising a bus driver for safely getting 34 children off a bus before it went up in flames. D'Anthony Gildon was driving a bus for the Hickman Mills district Thursday when he realized smoke was coming from the bus. Gildon pulled over and...
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September 21, 2017 - 9:02 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting fire to a house last year while seven people were inside. District Attorney Marc Bennett says Christopher Clark, 38, was sentenced Wednesday after being convicted last month of aggravated arson and arson. He says a...
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September 09, 2017 - 4:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old is facing 11 felony charges related to a string of arsons in Topeka. KSNT-TV reports Alexander Jarvis, of Topeka, was arrested last December and originally charged as a juvenile because of his age at the time. He turned 18 in February. Shawnee County District...
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