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Shelter focuses on pets for Black Friday »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas shelter is offering Black Friday deals on hard-to-adopt black pets. The Wichita Eagle reports that black animals often are overlooked at shelters in part because of superstition. The Kansas Humane Society is offering black or mostly black pets for free from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The shelter has […]

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Huelskamp: Shop Small Business on Saturday »

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), a member of the House Small Business Committee, announced “Small Business Saturday” and is encouraging Kansans to shop local this Saturday. Rep. Huelskamp released the following statement: “It is no secret that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. These more than 28 million businesses provide nearly […]

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Kan. woman dead, child hospitalized after 3-vehicle crash »

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CONCORDIA- A Kansas woman died and a child was injured in an accident just after 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day in Cloud County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2010 Chevy Silverado driven by Timothy Allen Brush, 29, Concordia, was westbound on 8th Street in Concordia. The vehicle made a left turn onto U.S. 81 […]

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Mom pleads for hit-and-run driver to come forward »

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A mother is pleading for the driver who struck and injured her 2-year-old son to come forward. The Kansas City Star  reports that Eduardo Lopez Martinez was critically injured in Monday’s crash in Kansas City, Kansas. The driver didn’t stop, but the boy’s mother, Teresa Martinez, said Wednesday through an […]

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Kan. woman hospitalized after van rolls »

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KANSAS CITY- A Kansas woman was injured in an accident just after 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day in Johnson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1994 Ford van driven by Hayrettin Sunnetci, 30, Shawnee, was southbound on U.S. 69 just south of 179th in the left lane. A 2004 Volvo driven by Kelly, H. […]

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32-year-old arrested after deadly Kan. crash »

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a deadly crash at a northeast Kansas intersection. The Kansas City Star reports that a vehicle headed west on an Olathe street collided around 3 a.m. Thursday with car going north on U.S. 56. The driver of the northbound vehicle […]

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Kansas tax collections $3.1M more than estimated »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas says its tax collections in November were $3.1 million more than estimated. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that revenue collections totaled more than $409 million this month, while about $406 million was estimated. Corporate income tax receipts came in $1 million above estimates, while individual income tax receipts were $3.8 million […]

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Kansas Supreme court disciplines 3 lawyers »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has taken disciplinary action against three lawyers from the northeast part of the state. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the high court ordered the indefinite suspension of Mindy Lynn Miller, of Topeka, and Karen Eager, of Lawrence. The court also placed Andrew Delaney, of Hiawatha, on two […]

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Lawmakers study corrections employees pension »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering where to place the state’s pension obligations to more than 2,000 state correction employees. The issue is whether to keep the corrections employees in a distinct group within the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System or to move their pensions to a division of the system serving police […]

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Auto dealership employee stabbed during test drive »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police are looking for a man accused of stabbing an auto dealership employee and fleeing in the car he was test driving. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 65-year-old Kenneth Gorman was attacked Wednesday night in a bank parking lot in Topeka. Police say the suspect then fled in the 2014 […]

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Group tries again for vote on Heartland Park »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A group seeking to force a vote on the purchase of a Topeka racing facility is appealing a judge’s decision. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Chris Imming initiated a petition drive. He wants to overturn the city governing body’s vote to buy the financially troubled Heartland Park and expand its redevelopment […]

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Some immigrants get retirement benefits under Obama’s actions »

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JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama’s new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama’s actions, immigrants who are spared deportation would be eligible […]

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First successful liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary »

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BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press SEVERN, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Riggan hasn’t dwelled on being the nation’s first successful recipient of a liver from a living donor. As she marks the 25th anniversary of her successful surgery Thursday, she says its success has enabled her to live a normal life almost completely untouched by what was […]

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