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Court documents detail fatal officer shooting »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Court documents show a 30-year-old Kansas man accused of fatally shooting a Topeka police officer earlier this month told investigators he had used methamphetamine two hours before the incident. Ross Preston Lane is charged with capital murder in the Sept. 7 shooting death of 40-year-old police Cpl. Jason Harwood during a […]

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Kobach to add disclaimer to Kansas Senate ballots »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says about 500 voters living overseas will be told they may have to re-vote in the U.S. Senate race after ballots are mailed to them Saturday. The Kansas election official on Friday directed counties to begin mailing overseas ballots under a federal deadline. The ballots […]

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Kansas City area medical team heading to Africa »

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas City-area medical relief nonprofit Heart to Heart International is sending a team to West Africa to assess how its volunteers could help with the Ebola crisis. The Kansas City Star reports  the four medical professionals plan to leave Sunday for a weeklong fact-finding trip in Liberia. Heart to Heart, […]

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Kansas schools panel delves into unspent cash »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Statewide data presented to a Kansas commission studying school efficiency shows districts are hanging onto more cash. Several members of the K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission expressed concerns Friday about a $152 million increase in unspent balances from 2008 to 2014. But there weren’t enough votes to request a study […]

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County Attorney: Shooting death ruled justified »

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WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) — The Cowley County Attorney says the fatal shooting of an Arkansas City man by a sheriff’s deputy was justified. Attorney Chris Smith said Friday that the deputy had reason to believe he was going to die if he did not shoot 22-year-old Tayler Rand Rock after a traffic stop in May. […]

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Eagle Web Services offering FREE website evaluation for businesses »

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State commission orders shutdown of oil company »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Corporation Commission this week ordered its staff to shut down and seal an oil company’s wells, saying it reaped more than $1 million from illegal drilling operations. The Wichita Eagle reports Viva International Inc. was also issued a $75,000 fine by the state commission on Thursday. According to commission records, […]

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Semi crash ties up I-70 traffic »

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TOPEKA- A semi was involved in an accident Friday morning in Shawnee County. The Kansas Department of transportation reported the southbound U.S. 75 to eastbound Interstate 70 ramp is closed to all traffic. A semi hit the overhead sign truss, damaging it. The truck as well as and strewn cargo are blocking the roadway. Law […]

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Sen. Moran Meets with Kansas Principals of the Year »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) met with the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) Principals of the Year: Wichita South High School Principal Cara Ledy and Paola Middle School Principal Mark Bloustine. Each year, KASSP recognizes middle school and secondary school principals for outstanding and exemplary leadership. “It was a […]

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Powerball jackpot jumps for weekend drawing »

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Kansas Lottery TOPEKA – Kansas Lottery players will be trying to win some hefty jackpots this weekend. No tickets matched all numbers in the Sept. Powerball drawing, giving players a chance to win an estimated $196 million jackpot, with a cash option of $116.9 million in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. The Hot Lotto and Super […]

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Kansas to share suicide, homicide data with CDC »

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By Bryan Thompson, KPR TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has received a $970,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at developing strategies to prevent violent deaths. The federal grant will allow Kansas to share homicide and suicide data with the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) for […]

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Pork to stop nosebleeds, housecat dangers among improbable discoveries »

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BOSTON (AP) — Scientists who found that sticking cured pork up your nose can stop an uncontrollable nosebleed and owning a cat can be hazardous to your mental health are among this year’s winners of the Ig Nobel prize. The annual awards for sometimes silly, sometimes surprising scientific discoveries were handed out Thursday at Harvard […]

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Suspects identified in vandalism at Lawrence field »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence police say they have identified several suspects in vandalism that included a racial slur at Lawrence High School’s football stadium. Police say the vandalism, which was found Thursday, included a racial epithet written with shaving cream. Bleachers were egged and other damage was done at the stadium the day before […]

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