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Police: Pet cat killed with shotgun »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita Police are investigating the death of a cat killed by a shotgun blast. Capt. Doug Nolte tells the Wichita Eagle a 56-year-old woman’s pet was killed on Monday night. She found it dead in her driveway. The woman tells police she was arguing with her neighbor before they both returned […]

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Kansas secretary of state candidates have debate »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach is likely to face questions during a televised debate about a proof-of-citizenship requirement for new Kansas voters enacted at his urging. Kobach makes his second televised joint appearance with Democratic challenger Jean Schodorf on Wednesday night from the studio of Topeka public television station KTWU. […]

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Police search for pair after fatal Kansas crash UPDATE »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police say two people suspected of being involved in a fatal hit-and-run have turned themselves in for questioning. The accident Tuesday evening killed a motorcyclist, whose name has not been released. Two people in the car fled on foot after the motorcyclist was hit. Police said in a news release […]

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Sheriff: Kansas fire chief charged with theft »


HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A Northeast Kansas fire chief has been arrested on theft charges after authorities say he embezzled money while acting as treasurer of an area organization. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports  45-year-old Ryan White was arrested this week on two felony and five misdemeanor counts of theft. Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says […]

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Riley County police to test body cameras »


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Riley County police are moving forward with a pilot program to place body cameras on some officers. The Manhattan Mercury reports Capt. Tim Hegarty announced this week that police will start testing the 11 cameras on Nov. 5. He says Aggieville police officers will wear the cameras on their heads and […]

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Judge rules in favor of guard in inmate lawsuit »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of a former Shawnee County corrections officer who was sued by an inmate who claimed he wasn’t protected from another inmate. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports former Shawnee County Jail inmate Armando Ruiz contended former guard Emmanuel Clifton violated his constitutional rights when he failed […]

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Roberts ad protests housing detainees in Kansas »


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sen. Pat Roberts is airing a television advertisement in his re-election campaign in which he vows to filibuster any federal effort to house terrorism detainees at Fort Leavenworth that are now being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Roberts made the statement earlier this month while campaigning for re-election. He’s seeking a […]

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Apple issues security warning »


BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. The computer maker said in a post Tuesday on its […]

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Two hospitalized after interstate accidents »


SALINA- Two people were injured in separate accidents just after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Saline County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1993 Jeep Cherokee driven by Michael Ludwig, 37, Abilene, was northbound on Interstate 135 when a semi lost a tire. The Jeep struck the tire, entered the median and rolled. The Jeep […]

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Study finds drugs still in recalled supplements »


CHICAGO (AP) — Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls. That’s according to researchers who bought supplements online that had been recalled for containing drugs. They detected hidden steroids, similar ingredients to Viagra and Prozac and a weight loss drug linked with heart attacks […]

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Brownback cites Wichita murder case in last debate »


ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback says his opponent, Democratic challenger Paul Davis, would appoint justices to the Kansas Supreme Court who are overly sympathetic to violent criminals. But Davis is accusing the Republican incumbent of trying to exploit a high-profile Wichita murder case to boost his re-election chances. The […]

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Kansas company raising money for Ebola clinics »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita-based nonprofit is trying to raise $300,000 to send eight solar-powered clinics to western Africa in response to the Ebola crisis. The Wichita Eagle reports Clinic in a Can also will be collecting food locally and money for food to be purchased by aid organizations in Africa. Clinic in a Can […]

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Former county worker to be sentenced for theft »


FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) — A former payroll clerk for a southeast Kansas county will be sentenced in November for stealing nearly $24,000 in public funds. The Fort Scott Tribune reports 29-year-old Angela Timi faces up to 29 months behind bars at her sentencing Nov. 10 in Bourbon County District Court. She must also pay full […]

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