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Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase »

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase. State police say 31-year-old David J. Fries, Manchester, N.H., was spotted by a trooper on Interstate 93 in Bow at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. The first trooper eventually […]

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Breaks sought for proposed biotech office park »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Backers of a proposed biotech office park in south Kansas City are preparing to seek tax breaks for the 350-acre project. Called Oxford on the Blue, the office park would be bigger than Sprint’s headquarters or Corporate Woods in Overland Park, Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports that the city’s […]

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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing »

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JESSE WASHINGTON, AP National Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Many Americans are convinced there was no justification for a suburban St. Louis police officer to kill 18-year-old Michael Brown, because Brown was unarmed. Others are certain the shooting last month in Ferguson was justifiable because they believe Brown threatened the officer. But according to a […]

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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near »

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JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. Obama says — quote —”There are reasons to feel good about the […]

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Switch to KanCare complicates Medicaid fraud detection »

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By Andy Marso KHI News Service TOPEKA — The state’s privatization of Medicaid is complicating efforts to detect fraud and abuse, according to a recently released report from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office. The 2014 annual report from the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division says the three private companies managing the state’s […]

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Wind blamed for Sunday evening rollover accident »

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OSAGE COUNTY- A Kansas woman was injured in an accident just after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday in Osage County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer driven by America D. Martinez-Serrano, 20, Gardner, was eastbound on U.S.56 at East Stanley Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle due to the wind. The […]

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Event examines trail’s effect on Hispanics »

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LARNED, Kan. (AP) — An upcoming event will focus on the Santa Fe Trails’ effect on Hispanics and its influence on other cultures. The Hutchinson News reports that the 18th biennial history seminar is planned for Sept. 18-20 in Larned. Eleven speakers from New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas will give presentations. The Rendezvous began in […]

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Plans call for shrinking Kansas health facility »

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  GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Officials have announced an $11 million plan to demolish a mostly unused Great Bend hospital building and remodel nearby buildings. The Hutchinson News reports that the changes are coming more than three years after the Central Kansas Medical Center converted into an outpatient care center, called the St. Rose […]

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Teen driver hospitalized after rollover accident »

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PERRY, Kan- A teenage driver was injured in an accident just before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday in Jefferson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Ford Focus driven by Mariah Rose Young, 17, Perry, was westbound on U.S. 24 five miles east of Perry. The driver of the vehicle drove off of the edge […]

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Online ride-sharing service comes to Wichita »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A smartphone-based ride-sharing service has arrived in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that Wichita is one of 22 U.S. cities where San Francisco-based Uber took to the streets Thursday. The service is now offered in more than 100 cities. Through the smartphone app, Uber connects prospective passengers with drivers who offer […]

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Kansas trooper shoots, kills suspect in Barton County »

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GREAT BEND- A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a person early Saturday evening. Authorities say troopers assisted the Barton County Sheriff’s Department about 6:40 p.m. with an armed suspect. The suspect had previously injured a family member and was continuing to threaten bodily harm to others, troopers say. The suspect was confronted about […]

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Willa Cather letters to be available online »

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Letters from Willa Cather, the renowned author of “My Antonia” and “O Pioneers,” are expected to be available online in January 2018. The letters will be digitized under a grant of nearly $272,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “The Complete Letters of Willa Cather” will be published online as […]

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Researchers find food safety habits vary by country »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University researchers have found widespread variations in the food safety practices used in different countries. The researchers worked with 100 consumers from India, Korea, Thailand, Russia, Estonia, Italy, Spain and two U.S. cities. From country to county, there were differences in how poultry and eggs are consumed, stored, handled […]

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