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 […]

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 […]

1 dead, 2 hospitalized after crash with Kan. police vehicle

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KANSAS CITY- A Kansas man died in an accident just before 11p.m. on Thursday in Wyandotte County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1988 Honda Civic driven by Fatimath Jones, 37, Kansas City, was southbound on 7th Street at Freeman Court. The Honda made a left turn in front of a Kansas City Kansas Patrol […]

Kan. teen refuses plea deal in fire that killed mother, sister

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HUTCHINSON – The trial for a Kansas teen accused of setting a fire to the family home that killed his mother and 11-year-old sister has been continued indefinitely. On Thursday, the defense for 15-year-old Sam Vonachen was granted a motion citing the defendant suffers from a mental defect. Vonachen faces six counts, including two counts […]

Wichita planning ‘urban wetlands’ park

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita officials say they are planning an urban wetlands park in northwest Wichita. Mayor Jeff Longwell announced Thursday the city will use more than 40 acres of land to create the park and public nature area. The land is being donated by Slawson Cos., which is planning a mixed-use development adjacent […]

Kan. man sentenced for photographing women in bathrooms

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 39-year-old registered sex offender faces nearly three years in prison for photographing women in a bathroom at Johnson County Community College. Saysavat Noy Bounyadeth of Lenexa pleaded guilty in July to three felony counts of invasion of privacy. The Kansas City Star reports  that the judge sentenced Bounyadeth to 17 […]

Police: Man dies after car crashes into side of Kan. home

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 45-year-old man has died after his car crashed into the side of a house in Wichita. According to Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza, a crash was reported around 5:38 a.m. Thursday. Espinoza said a sedan crashed into a house and caught fire. No one in the house was injured. According […]

Kansas judge’s challenge to policy change has court hearing

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas court is having a hearing in a judge’s lawsuit against an administrative policy imposed upon the state’s judiciary by legislators. The hearing Friday afternoon in Shawnee County District Court concerns a 2014 law under which the district judges in each of the state’s 31 judicial districts pick their chief […]

Kan. man sentenced for holding the door during fatal shooting

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The second of two men found guilty in the killing of a 23-year-old man in Wichita has been sentenced to about two years in prison. The Wichita Eagle  reports 38-year-old Jeremy Anspach was sentenced Wednesday to 27 months in prison for his role in the death of Eric Salazar. According to […]

Kansas, Colorado & Nebraska water agreement reached

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Kansas Department of Agriculture LINCOLN, NEB.–The states of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska reached an agreement today, Aug. 27, that will ensure more certainty to the basin’s water users in both Nebraska and Kansas. The agreement, in the form of a Resolution approved by the Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA), was achieved through collaborative negotiations that […]