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March 21, 2017 - 10:48 am
NEWTON, Kan. (KNSS) - A man is dead after a traffic crash in Newton this morning. It happened just after midnight at 4th and Avery. Police say a car crossed the center line and struck a tree. Police say the driver... 36-year-old Kevin Chambers of Newton ... was dead at the scene. The Reno County...
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March 19, 2017 - 10:30 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas might chart its own legal path on abortion. It would happen through a lawsuit that could turn a state in which the anti-abortion movement has won a long string of legislative victories into fairly friendly territory for abortion rights. The state Supreme Court heard...
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March 16, 2017 - 3:03 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Mexican national charged with killing a Kansas mother and kidnapping the victim's newborn daughter has been ordered to stand trial. The Wichita Eagle ( http://bit.ly/2mNLnRj ) reports that a Sedgwick County judge heard two hours of testimony Thursday before ordering 34-year-...
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March 16, 2017 - 2:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas' highest court appeared receptive Thursday to declaring for the first time that the state constitution recognizes abortion rights, with a majority of the justices skeptical of the state's argument against the idea as it defended a ban on a common second-trimester procedure...
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March 16, 2017 - 9:25 am
EL DORADO, Kan. - A federal judge rules that a woman's lawsuit over an alleged rape while she was being held in the Butler County jail will move forward. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on Wednesday rejected a former Butler County jailer's request to dismiss the lawsuit. Charles Chaney III argues...
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March 16, 2017 - 8:51 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. - A federal judge has dismissed part of a Title IX lawsuit filed against Kansas State by two women who allege they were raped at off-campus fraternity houses. The Manhattan Mercury reports the court dismissed the claims of one former Kansas State student because her alleged assault...
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