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Huelskamp, Roberts, Moran tour future home of NBAF »

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MANHATTAN, KS – Today Representative Tim Huelskamp along with U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran received a tour from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas on the campus of Kansas State University. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology […]

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Judge: Suspect’s statements in quadruple homicide can be admitted »

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OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that statements from the suspect in a quadruple homicide in Kansas can be used at his trial. Franklin County District Court Judge Eric Godderz ruled Friday that statements from 29-year-old Kyle Flack will be admitted during his trial in September 2015. Flack is charged in the deaths […]

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Kansas governor names new Supreme Court justice »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback has made State Court of Appeals judge Caleb Stegall his first appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court. Brownback made the announcement Friday morning during a news conference at the Statehouse. The other finalists were state Court of Appeals judge Karen Arnold-Burger and state District Judge Merlin Wheeler. Stegall […]

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Thousands lose power after Kansas car crash UPDATE »

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  WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Most of the thousands of people who lost electricity in south Wichita after a car hit a utility pole have had their power restored. Westar Energy spokeswoman Gina Penzig says 11,600 Wichitans were affected Thursday night after the car overturned and rolled into the power pole. The utility replaced the […]

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Moran reacts to latest VA Inspector General report »

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WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inspector general report released this week on operations at the Phoenix VA Health Care System: “The latest findings by the VA inspector general simply confirm what we have […]

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Rep. Jenkins’ completes annual Ag tour »

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TOPEKA, KAN.– This week, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) held her annual Agriculture Tour in Northeast Kansas. The Congresswoman toured sites in Marshall, Nemaha, Doniphan, and Atchison counties. “Growing up on a dairy farm, I saw first-hand the dedication and hard-work of Kansans in our agriculture industry,” said Congresswoman Jenkins. “Agriculture is the biggest economic driver in Kansas, […]

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University police begin using body-mounted cameras »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas police officers have begun wearing body-mounted cameras this week. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the department spent more than $7,000 to buy eight cameras this spring to outfit all officers on duty at any given time. Officers tested the new technology this summer before introducing it Monday. The department’s […]

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Westar Energy retirees’ benefits to change »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Westar Energy is notifying its retired employees that they will have to find their own Medicare supplemental plans beginning Jan. 1. Previously, the employees had received group coverage through the company. Westar spokeswoman Gina Penzig says the change will affect about 1,700 retirees who are older than 65 and qualify for […]

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‘Walking Dead’ Marine battalion to be deactivated »

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the “Walking Dead.” Now the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, which also served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is being deactivated during a ceremony Friday at Marine Corps Base Camp […]

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Man sentenced to 11 years for trying to kill mom »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for trying to kill his 86-year-old mother. Fifty-three-year-old Glenn Fishburn was sentenced Wednesday for attempted second-degree murder and kidnapping after he attacked his mother with a baseball bat and machete in April. Police say Fishburn became upset with his mother […]

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Daughter: Joan Rivers ‘resting comfortably’ in hospital »

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NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office. Melissa Rivers said in a statement Thursday that her mother was resting comfortably. She did not elaborate on the 81-year-old comedian’s condition. She offered thanks for an outpouring of “love and […]

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Salina man found guilty in bicyclist’s death »

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Saline County jury found a 64-year-old Salina man guilty of misdemeanor vehicular homicide in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist. Lewis Grider also was found guilty Thursday of felony leaving the scene of an accident in the May 2013 death of bicyclist Gail Kline. He will remain free on bond […]

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Infant dies at Kansas day care »

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LYNDON, Kan. (AP) — The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an infant who was found not breathing at a home day care. Sheriff Laurie Dunn said Thursday that 4-month-old Brody Johnston died Monday in Lyndon on the way to a hospital. Dunn says Johnston’s family donated his organs, which were used […]

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