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Police: 2 men arrested after Kansas bank robbery »

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Overland Park have arrested two men who they say robbed a Bank of America. Overland Park police say a pair of gunman demanded cash and other valuables at the bank on Wednesday before escaping. Both fled on foot and were arrested near the bank. Their identities haven’t been […]

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4 Kansas education commissioner candidates named »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Board of Education has identified four candidates for state education commissioner. The Kansas State Department of Education announced Wednesday that the candidates include Georgia Schools Superintendent John Barge, who unsuccessfully challenged Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in the spring primary. Also on the list is associate Shawnee Mission school […]

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Royals host 2014 season celebration today »

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Kansas City Royals KANSAS CITY-  The Kansas City Royals have announced they will host a 2014 Royals Season Celebration tat Kauffman Stadium. The event will give fans and players an opportunity to come together to celebrate the American League Championship and the club’s exciting and memorable run to the World Series. The event is free […]

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Securities commissioner cautions Kansans to prepare for Ebola-related scams »

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Kansas Securities Commissioner TOPEKA, KAN. – Following the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and its appearance in North America, Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney today cautioned investors to beware of opportunistic Internet-based investment schemes related to the disease. “Past experience tells us that periods of uncertainty or fear are prime time for con-artists looking […]

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Two dead, two hospitalized after Kansas crash »

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SEVERY, Kan. – Two people were killed and two injured in an accident just after 7 a.m. on Wednesday in Greenwood County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1997 Chevy Suburban driven by Ronald E. Robertson, 31, Independence, was northbound on Kansas 99 one mile west of Severy. A 2006 Toyota Tundra driven by Joseph […]

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Kansas man injured after van rolls during chase »

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OTTAWA- A Kansas man was injured in an accident during a law enforcement chase just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Franklin County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Chevy Venture driven by Steven L Gibson, 35, Ottawa, was attempting to elude law enforcement eastbound on Marshall Road just east of Interstate 35 in […]

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Man wanted in Kansas arrested in North Dakota »

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JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Deputies in Barnes County have arrested a man out on parole for murder who’s wanted in Kansas on a felony warrant. KOVC-AM reports 56-year-old Robert Synoracki was driving a stolen vehicle from Kansas with seven guns when he was arrested Tuesday. Authorities say the man was also arrested for driving under […]

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Google working on pill to search for illnesses »

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BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Google’s latest “moon shot” project: A pill that would test for cancer and other illnesses. The company says it’s working a pill that contains microscopic particles, which can travel through the bloodstream and search for malignant cells. The particles could then report their findings to […]

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Jury rejects claim restraints violated boy’s rights »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury in Wichita has rejected a man’s claims that his civil rights were violated by the use of a restraining chair when he was held in Sedgwick County’s juvenile detention center. Jurors returned a verdict Wednesday that discounted all the claims in a lawsuit filed by Brandon Blackmon. He […]

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Orman seeks votes in Roberts’ rural Kansas base »

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NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Independent challenger Greg Orman is attempting to make inroads into rural Kansas while asserting that Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts no longer effectively represents the agricultural interests that have long formed his political base. The suburban Kansas City businessman traveled Wednesday to a farm in rural south-central Kansas in an attempt […]

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Carbon monoxide closes Kansas school, students hospitalized UPDATE »

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  DEXTER, Kan. (AP) — Officials in south-central Kansas say an elementary school was quickly evacuated after students began having headaches from what turned out to be carbon monoxide. The incident happened Wednesday morning at the elementary school in the Cowley County town of Dexter. The Winfield Daily Courier reports the fumes were traced to […]

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KC company withdraws plans to develop Kemper Arena »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City development company says circumstances beyond its control have forced it to drop its plan to turn Kemper Arena into a regional youth sports facility. The Kansas City Star  reports City Councilman Ed Ford announced Wednesday that the Foutch Brothers company told him it was no longer pursuing […]

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Inspection reveals Clean Water Act violations by Kansas feedlot »

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  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency LENEXA — Environmental Protection Agency personnel conducted inspections in northeastern Kansas in December 2013. As a result of one of the inspections, the owner of a beef feedlot, Winifred Feed Lot, LLC, has agreed to pay a $16,150 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), […]

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