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Obama Proposes $714M For Kansas NBAF Project »

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(AP) — Efforts to build a new biosecurity lab in Kansas are getting a huge boost, as President Barack Obama sends Congress a budget proposal that includes $714 million for construction of the facility at Kansas State University. That would be the largest proposed federal expenditure for the project to date. Sen. Pat Roberts of […]

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Former Kansas Coach To Be Retried on Sex Charge »

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(AP) – A former high school football coach will be retried on a charge of electronic solicitation of a child arising from a sting operation. The retrial for former Garden Plain coach Todd Puetz is scheduled for June 24. A Sedgwick County jury on Monday could not reach a verdict on the solicitation charge. The […]

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Judge Considers $2M Restitution In Child Porn Case »

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(AP) — A federal judge has been asked to award three child pornography victims more than $2 million in restitution from a Kansas man convicted of downloading their images over the Internet. Brandon Hollister of Horton, Kan., pleaded guilty last year to one count of distributing child porn and was sentenced Monday to five years […]

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Tornadoes, Snow Possible As Storm Moves Across Oklahoma »

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(AP) – A mix of winter snow and springtime tornadoes is likely across Oklahoma and the southern plains as a massive storm system moves across the region. Meteorologist Greg Carbin of the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman said Tuesday that a winter storm that dropped large amounts of snow in Colorado is […]

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Police Seize Nearly 80 Cats From Kansas Home »

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(AP) – Wichita police put a 16-year-old girl into protective custody after 79 cats were taken from the mobile home where she lived with her mother. Several dogs also were taken Monday from the property in southwest Wichita. Investigators went to the home after a Wichita school counselor contacted social services out of concern about […]

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Kansas Security Guard Accidentally Fires Gun, 1 Hurt »

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(AP) – Authorities say a private security guard at an El Dorado apartment complex accidently discharged his gun and hurt a person working in an adjoining room. The El Dorado Police Department said Tuesday an 18-year-old college student suffered a minor injury while working in the adjacent media room Monday evening. The guard told investigators […]

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Kansas Coach Acquitted Of 2 Sex Crimes »

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(AP) – A Sedgwick County jury acquitted a former Garden Plain football coach of two charges involving sex with children but could not reach a verdict on a third count. The jury on Monday found Todd Puetz not guilty of attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child and attempted criminal sodomy. The jury deadlocked on […]

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OPINION: Bipartisan Betrayal Of America Part 2 »

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By Richard D Fry More Lies on Amnesty Part 2 Last night on Face the Nation Sen. Lindsey Graham said the AFL-CIO and Chamber of Commerce cut a deal which will pave the way for “immigration reform”. There was no discussion about what the people want. It is socialists and fascist that are driving the […]

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OPINION: Bipartisan Betrayal Of America »

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By Richard D Fry More Lies on Amnesty  I just watched Senators John McCain and Charles Schumer on Face the Nation. The host said it was a historical event to have the two Senators on at the same time and on the same side of the table. The Host noted they were part of the […]

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Ex-con Pleads Guilty To Kansas Rapes, Robberies »

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(AP) — A Topeka man has pleaded guilty to 40 counts of rape, robbery and other charges stemming from a string of holdups in the city last year. 27-year-old Arthur Lee Crain III will face at least 21 years in prison at his sentencing in May, on the same day he was to have gone […]

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Medal of Honor Winner’s Hometown Proud, Planning »

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(AP) — A small Kansas town is preparing for the spotlight after a native son is awarded the Medal of Honor this week. President Barack Obama will present the nation’s highest military honor for valor this week to the family of the Rev. Emil Kapaun (Kah-PAHWN), who was credited with saving hundreds of lives while […]

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Prosecutors: Trio Couldn’t Keep Up With K2 Demand »

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(AP) – Federal prosecutors say three Kansas men accused of selling millions of dollars’ worth of synthetic marijuana around the world produced 5 to 10 kilograms of K2 a night but couldn’t keep up with demand. An indictment handed down last week charges 55-year-old Bradley Miller of Wichita; his 54-year-old brother Clark Sloan of Tonganoxie; […]

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Kansas Senate Approves Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill »

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(AP) — The Kansas Senate has approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill that blocks tax breaks for providers and outlaws abortions solely because of the baby’s sex. The vote was 28-10 Friday on a compromise version of the bill reconciling differences with the House, where passage would send the bill to Gov. Sam Brownback. The House […]

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