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Missionary’s son in Kansas says mom recuperating after Ebola »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The son of missionary Nancy Writebol says his mother is still recuperating after surviving Ebola. Jeremy Writebol said Thursday he is back home in Wichita after spending two weeks at an Atlanta hospital where his mother was in isolation. He left Atlanta just hours before she was discharged on Tuesday and […]

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Chief’s Mascot reaches settlemt over injury »


KANSAS CITY (AP) – The man who performs as the Kansas City Chiefs’ mascot has reached a legal settlement over severe injuries he suffered last November while practicing a zip line routine. Lawyers for Dan Meers, better known as KC Wolf, announced the settlement Thursday but said the terms prevent disclosure of the dollar amount […]

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Teen hospitalized after SUV over turns »


TOPEKA-  A Kansas teenager was injured in an accident just before 12:30 p.m. on Thursday in Shawnee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Samantha Rae Lee, 18, Topeka was westbound on U.S. 24 and attempted to take the ramp to southbound U.S. 75. The vehicle drifted off the left […]

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Ford recalling more than 160,000 vehicles »


DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because of a wiring problem. Ford also is recalling 616 Focus and C-Max […]

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State told to turn over more ‘In Cold Blood’ files »


HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge has ordered the state to turn release more documents to people fighting to write a book about the 1959 “In Cold Blood” murders. Judge Larry Kendrick issued the order Thursday after hearing arguments over case files kept at the home of a deceased Kansas […]

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Toddler badly injured in lawn mower accident at day care »

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WICHITA (AP) — The state has issued an emergency license suspension for a Wichita home day care where a toddler was severely injured by a lawnmower. The 18-month-old girl was playing in the backyard of the home when the accident occurred around 9 a.m. Thursday. Police Lt. Chris Bannister told the Wichita Eagle the girl’s […]

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Ousted House member plans write-in campaign »


GRANDVIEW PLAZA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas House member Allan Rothlisberg is planning a write-in campaign for November’s election after losing his Republican primary race this month. KJCK-AM reports the first-term lawmaker from Grandview Plaza says Democrats and Republicans alike have asked him to run. Rothlisberg lost the Aug. 5 GOP primary in the 65th House District to […]

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Survey: Motorists continue to pass stopped school buses »

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Kansas Department of Education TOPEKA – The National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services recently released the results of its annual survey of illegal passing of school buses. Kansas was one of 29 states to participate in a one-day survey of school bus drivers who were asked to report the number of times […]

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Kansas fights labor rule for home health workers »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s not sure the federal government knows the unintended consequences of a planned labor overtime rule that aims to protect domestic service workers. Brownback met Thursday with home health care givers and their charges at the Independent Living Resource Center in Wichita to rally opposition to the […]

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Police: Kan. man shot by police was threatening woman »


HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Haysville police say a man was holding a bleeding woman at knife point before an officer shot him to death. Police Chief Jeff Whitfield said in a statement Thursday that officers found 40-year-old Chad Leichhardt holding the woman at a Haysville apartment on Tuesday. One officer shot Leichhardt after he refused […]

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Purported salesmen reportedly rob eldery couple in Salina »

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Salina Post SALINA — An elderly Salina couple report to police that $200 cash was taken from a bedroom of their home Tuesday afternoon, while two men were showing them floor covering. Capt. Chris Trocheck said two men came to the home of the couple in southeast Salina around 3 p.m., saying they were opening […]

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36-year-old faces aggravated indencent liberties accusation »


Salina Post SALINA — The Salina Police Department arrested a 36-year-old man Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with a girl under the age of 14. Capt. Chris Trocheck said Suthep Khongngoen, is accused of inappropriate sexual contact with the girl at a central Salina home late Monday afternoon. Khongngoen and the girl reportedly […]

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Woman hospitalized after car hit by semi »


KANSAS CITY- One person was injured in an accident just after 9 a.m. on Thursday in Wyandotte County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2009 Peterbilt semi driven by Brian C. Mcafee, 37, Hutchinson, was westbound on Interstate 70 at the 670 interchange in Kansas City. The semi attempted a lane change and struck a […]

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