Prosecutors seeks death penalty for man in 5 Kansas City deaths

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities will seek the death penalty against a man charged with killing five people in a quiet south Kansas City neighborhood. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced the decision in a news release Friday. Brandon Howell is charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the September 2014 killings. […]

Kan. community begins bike sharing program

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By Michael Pagels, Little Apple Post MANHATTAN -A new bike sharing program has started in downtown Manhattan, and it looks like a hit!  There are bright green bike stations in several areas right now; including in front of Civic Plus, at the Bluemont Hotel, next to Varney’s and at the intersection of 4th and Leavenworth at McCullough Development. […]

White supremacist testifies he wanted to kill more

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BILL DRAPER, Associated Press OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City last year has testified that he wishes he could have killed more. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., who is acting as his own attorney, called himself to the stand, where he was also […]

US oil prices climb again after Thursday’s big jump

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NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices surged again Friday, a day after recording their biggest gain in more than six years. U.S. crude rose 6.3 percent to finish at $45.22 per barrel after climbing 10.3 percent on Thursday. That was the biggest one-day gain for U.S. oil since March 2009. The price of U.S. crude […]

Kansas judge’s challenge to policy change has court hearing UPDATE

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge is suggesting that the independence of the state’s courts is at stake in a dispute over an administrative policy imposed on them by legislators. An attorney for District Judge Larry Solomon of Kingman County on Friday asked District Judge Larry Hendricks of Shawnee County to strike down a […]

2 Kan. police officers recognized for saving woman’s life (VIDEO)

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HUTCHINSON -Two officers of the Hutchinson Police Department have earned a life saving award for their actions that saved a woman’s life last month, according to a media release from the police department. The life saving award is the fourth highest award given to officers in the Hutchinson Police Department. On July 26, a concerned […]

Kan. manhunt ends with arrest of suspect on firearms, drug charges

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PRATT- Law enforcement authorities in Pratt County successfully completed a manhunt with an arrest on Thursday. According to the Sheriff’s office, Pratt County deputy made a traffic stop 3 miles south and 6 miles east of Pratt on a vehicle that had been reported as suspicious and looking around a rural residence. A passenger immediately […]

KU Med Breaks Ground For New, $75M Training Facility

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By Mike Sherry When Dr. David Zamierowski was training as a physician in the 1960s, he tried out his new skills on living patients. “I am so grateful to those poor souls, who knew it was my first time, but graciously allowed me to practice on them,” Zamierowski said Thursday at a groundbreaking ceremony for […]

1 dead, 1 hospitalized after southwest Kan. semi crash

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HODGEMAN COUNTY – A Kansas man died in an accident just before 10:30p.m. on Thursday in Hodgeman County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2011 Chevy Cruze driven by Donnie Lee Addison Groth, 22, Garden City, was eastbound on Kansas 156 just east of U.S. 283. The Chevy drifted into the westbound lane and struck […]

What’s in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day

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BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday — the first time that has happened in a single day. That’s right, one billion people, or one-seventh of the Earth’s […]

Woman charged in Kan. teen’s murder now in federal custody

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WICHITA -The Kansas  woman who was previously charged with her involvement in the May shooting death of Salina teenager Allie Saum is now federal custody, according to James Cross, Public Information Officer for the U.S. Attorneys Office in Wichita. In a federal criminal complaint filed on August 24th in the United States District Court in Wichita, […]

Kan. man arrested, allegedly showed obscene photos to toddler

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SALINA – Law enforcement authorities in Saline County are investigating an Ottawa County man for allegedly showing pictures of sex acts to a toddler girl in Salina last month. On Thursday, Salina police arrested Christopher Postlewait, 22, Culver, on requested charges of promoting obscenity to a minor. Postlewait is acquainted with the child’s family, according […]