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Kansas woman hit and killed in train accident »


LACYGNE, Kan- A Kansas woman was hit and killed by a train just before 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Linn County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Linda K, Durk, 64, Pleasanton, was walking westbound on Kansas 152 at Market Street and Railroad Avenue in La Cygne in the eastbound lane. A northbound train hit her. […]

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Study: Double mastectomy doesn’t boost survival for most »


LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A big study says removing both breasts to treat cancer in just one doesn’t boost survival for most women. That’s compared with removing just the tumor plus radiation. The results raise concerns about a riskier, potentially unnecessary operation that increasing numbers of women are choosing. The study […]

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350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad »


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities. The White House says in a statement that the State Department had asked for the additional military personnel to help protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel in the Iraqi capital. The Defense […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after truck rollover accident »


LEAVENWORTH COUNTY- A Kansas man was injured in a rollover accident just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Leavenworth County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2008 Isuzu Pickup driven by Bradley W. Hillebert, 29, Lawrence, was westbound on Kansas 32 at Linwood Road. The truck left the roadway for an unknown reason. The driver […]

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Woman to change plea in Kansas adoption scam case »


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman accused of pretending to be pregnant to scam prospective adoptive parents in Kansas and elsewhere has notified the court she intends to change her plea. A court notation Tuesday shows 34-year-old Chrystal Marie Rippey, of Marshall, Texas, is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing Sept. 17 before a federal […]

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Police: Three fatally shot in south Kansas City »


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say three adults have been shot to death and two others critically wounded in a residential neighborhood in the southern part of the city. The shootings occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found one person dead and two wounded at a home, then discovered two others […]

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Davis sees Kansas school cuts if Brownback wins »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic challenger Paul Davis predicts that funding for Kansas public schools will be cut if Republican Gov. Sam Brownback wins re-election, but Davis is not outlining a specific education plan. Davis had a news conference Tuesday at Lowman Hill Elementary School in Topeka to criticize Brownback on education funding issues. Davis […]

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Respiratory illness hits hundreds of KC-area kids »


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City pediatric hospital has treated hundreds of young children for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold that more typically is seen during winter months. Children’s Mercy Hospital spokesman Jake Jacobson says the facility has been seeing about 30 new patients a day who […]

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Home Depot investigates credit card data breach »


NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach. The Atlanta home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it’s looking into “unusual activity” and that it’s working with both banks and law enforcement. The possible data breach was first reported by Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security, a […]

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Ellis woman hospitalized after I-70 collision »

(Photo courtesy KHP Trooper Tod Hileman)

  ELLIS — An Ellis woman was injured in an accident just after 8 a.m. Tuesday in Ellis County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2007 Dodge Nitro driven by Misty Dawn Schartz, 26, Ellis, was eastbound on Interstate 70, approximately 10 miles west of Hays and rear-ended a 2015 International semi-truck driven by Garreld E. […]

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Kansas has record-setting year for donations »


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas says it received a record $253.2 million in donations in the fiscal year that ended June 30. The university said in a news release Tuesday that the donations compared with $174.2 million donated the previous fiscal year. The contributions to the university and the University of Kansas […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after SUV rolls »


KANSAS CITY- A Kansas man was injured in an accident just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday in Wyandotte County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2003 Chevy Tahoe driven by Lenardo Perez-Lares, 45, Shawnee, was northbound on Interstate 435 at Metropolitan in Kansas City. For an unknown reason the vehicle left the roadway, stuck a […]

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Survey: Highway Patrol workers loyal, but dissatisfied »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A survey of Kansas Highway Patrol employees found a high degree of loyalty to the organization but strong frustration with management. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the $20,000 study was done by University of Kansas researches and was prompted by complaints of weak morale in the organization. About 83 percent of those surveyed […]

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