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Topeka Boys, Girls Clubs get federal grant »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka have been selected to receive more than $272,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide an integrated physical activity and nutrition program. The agency on Tuesday announced the award, one of 67 grants made nationwide to distribute $33 million to local education agencies. […]

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City clerk faces sentencing for stealing from town »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The former city clerk of a tiny southeast Kansas community faces sentencing for embezzling almost $60,000 from the town and her church. The hearing for Diana Cox, of Havana, is set for Wednesday before U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten in federal court in Wichita. Cox pleaded guilty in January to […]

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Miley Cyrus cancels Kansas City show »

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her “Bangerz” concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned. A spokeswoman for the singer says the 21-year-old canceled her performance Tuesday after she was hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. Publicist Meghan Prophet says in a statement that Cyrus […]

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Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment »

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers says the country’s biggest smartphone makers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the devices to try to deter rampant theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced Tuesday that under a “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment,” the providers agree to install a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft […]

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Funerals scheduled for 3 killed at Jewish sites »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Funeral arrangements for three people killed at two Jewish community sites near Kansas City on Sunday are scheduled for later this week. WDAF-TV  reports a private memorial service for 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood and his grandfather, 69-year-old William Lewis Corporon, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the main sanctuary […]

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Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to a former Army sergeant for courageous actions in Afghanistan. Kyle J. White will be the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq and Afghanistan. White currently lives in Charlotte, N.C. and […]

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Sen. Roberts: IRS to Rewrite Controversial 501(c)(4) Regs »

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COLDWATER, KS – Legislation offered by U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and 39 others has led the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to rewrite controversial proposed regulations that would have allowed targeting of groups for their political beliefs and would have limited free speech. “Just last week I asked IRS Commissioner Koskinen to […]

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Holder to deliver remarks in Overland Park »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims in the shootings at Jewish community sites. The interfaith memorial ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. EDT. The white supremacist charged in shootings Sunday that left three people […]

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Loud boom startles area of south-central Kansas »

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A loud boom that startled some residents in south-central Kansas was caused when damaged fireworks that were being destroyed exploded. Steve Showalter, owner of Showalter Fireworks, says employees placed three or four damaged fireworks in a burn pit early Tuesday, and they all went off at the same time. The Hutchinson […]

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Eagle Communications wins national AACE award »

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HAYS– Eagle Communications, Inc., has been recognized with a 2014 award for Communication Excellence by the ESOP Association. Eagle won the printed materials category. This award recognizes excellence in the use of original, printed informational materials, which are used to promote the company’s ESOP to employee owners, customers and the community. “As a communications company, […]

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Memorial set for former Kan. social services chief »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday for Robert C. Harder, a former Kansas legislator who helped create the agency that became the state Department for Children and Families and served as its top administrator for two decades. An obituary supplied by the family said Harder died Saturday at the age […]

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Court upholds 260-year sentence for Kansas man »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the 260-year prison sentence of a convicted child sexual predator who used a 9-year-old Kansas girl to produce pornography. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the sentence imposed on Philip Andra Grigsby, of Marquette, is justified. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten […]

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Arkansas City library fires director »

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ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Arkansas City Public Library is looking for a new director. The library’s Board of Trustees on Monday night approved the firing of Cece Rettiger, who had been on the job since last November. The Arkansas City Traveler reports the board made the decision after a closed meeting. Board members […]

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