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Dreamstime
July 21, 2018 - 6:46 pm
The FDA, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners, are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide illnesses that may be linked to cut melons. The CDC reports that fruit salad mixes that include pre-cut melons are a likely source of the...
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DREAMSTIME
July 21, 2018 - 6:24 pm
A former Wichita youth pastor has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old girl while he worked at Word of Life Church. The Wichita Eagle reports that 48-year-old Chauncey Walker also served as a teacher and girls soccer coach at Word of Life when the abuse happened between 2012 and 2013...
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Dreamstime
July 21, 2018 - 5:54 pm
A Kansas woman whose convictions in the 2002 shooting deaths of her ex-husband and his fiancee were overturned has lost her bid to have her trial judge removed from the case. The Capital-Journal reports that a judge on Friday denied the request by Dana Chandler to remove Shawnee County Judge Nancy...
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Ken Blaze - USA TODAY Sports
July 21, 2018 - 4:33 am
Fred VanVleet's love for Wichita brings him back to the air capital this weekend for several local camps. VanVleet is back in Wichita to put on two basketball camps this weekend. The first camp will be at the South YMCA today from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The second one is going to be at the Farha Center at...
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Dreamstime
July 21, 2018 - 2:01 am
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections for half of the state. The KDHE said north-central, south-central, and southwest Kansas at at high risk. Other areas of the state are at a moderate risk. West Nile virus is spread to people...
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Dreamstime
July 21, 2018 - 12:51 am
A motorcycle crash in Utah has killed a woman from Kansas, and two of her friends. The Utah Highway Patrol says that 53-year old Judith Murray of Kansas, 69-year old Anthony M. Cooper, and 62-year old John Kwiatkowski, both of Texas, died Thursday while they were traveling in a group of motorcycles...
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July 20, 2018 - 11:22 pm
The Sedgwick County District Attorney and Wichita police held a news conference Friday afternoon regarding the case of Lucas Hernandez. During the briefing, they highlighted the details of the investigation from the time Lucas went missing to the moments his body was discovered in rural Harvey...
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July 20, 2018 - 11:11 pm
One person is dead following a fire in Harvey County. It happened around 10:00 a.m. Friday morning in the 1,200 block of Spring Lake Road, near Halstead. The explosion and fire happened in a workshop shed used to fix farm equipment. Once under control, fire crews located a man inside of his pickup...
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July 20, 2018 - 9:06 pm
Two luminaries in the democrat socialist movement — one its national leader, the other its new star — descended on solidly Republican Kansas on Friday, taking their emboldened liberal message to an unlikely testing ground before next month's congressional primaries. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and...
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July 20, 2018 - 6:12 pm
Kansas officials have delayed the launch date for its new vehicle plates. State officials said Friday that the original Aug. 1 launch date for the license plates has been delayed until Aug. 15 due to issues in the new digital processing equipment. Wichita's Center Industries will create the plates...
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