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December 02, 2017 - 10:26 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A special Kansas legislative committee on public school funding is having its first meeting Monday to start work on a response to a state Supreme Court order to boost funding. The committee's daylong session at the Statehouse includes a briefing from the attorney general's...
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December 02, 2017 - 1:00 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The trial of three men accused of plotting to bomb a Kansas mosque and an apartment complex housing Somali refugees has been put off until March. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren partially granted on Friday an unopposed defense request for the delay, setting the trial to begin...
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December 01, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Court documents say a Kansas City man has been charged with killing his wife after the couple's 7-year-old daughter told a school counselor that she had found a body and "didn't want to be next." 45-year old Benjamin Byers was charged Thursday with second-degree murder, armed criminal action,...
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November 29, 2017 - 10:46 am
Authorities say a shooting at a central Topeka home appears to be a murder-suicide. Topeka police said in a news release Tuesday that Tabitha Krystofosky's injuries are consistent with homicide and those of her estranged husband, John Krystofosky, with suicide. Both were 27 when they died Monday...
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November 28, 2017 - 10:29 am
Authorities have found a woman dead inside a vehicle after the driver was stopped for speeding in suburban Kansas City while attempting to rush the woman to a hospital. Kansas City, Kansas, police said in a news release that police in neighboring Mission, Kansas, stopped the vehicle early Tuesday...
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November 28, 2017 - 10:27 am
Authorities have found a woman dead inside a vehicle after the driver was stopped for speeding in suburban Kansas City while attempting to rush the woman to a hospital. Kansas City, Kansas, police said in a news release that police in neighboring Mission, Kansas, stopped the vehicle early Tuesday...
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November 27, 2017 - 3:41 pm
A Cuban national from Kansas City has admitted to voting illegally and to helping prepare false income tax returns. Federal prosecutors announced that 55-year-old Leonardo Lleras-Rodriguez, who previously lived in St. Joseph, entered the pleas Monday in separate federal indictments. Lleras-...
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November 25, 2017 - 2:28 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing. The Desert Sun reports that Justin Tod Rey was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of Sean Ty Ferel. The...
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November 24, 2017 - 2:24 pm
At approximately 12:30 Friday morning, Wichita Police officers were dispatched to a disturbance with weapons call at Club Industry located in the 100 block of north Mosley. There was disturbance inside the establishment between two groups of men. They went outside of the business, and a group of...
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November 19, 2017 - 11:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas police departments do not identify officers involved in fatal shootings, and body camera footage from the incidents may never become public. Records in unsolved criminal cases can remain closed indefinitely, even to victims' families. The Kansas City Star reports...
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