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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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Poll: Roberts, Brownback both struggling in Kansas »


Raleigh, N.C. – Public Policy Polling’s newest Kansas poll finds Pat Roberts badly damaged by his recent primary contest, and leading for reelection largely thanks to divided opposition. Roberts has emerged from the primary with only a 27% approval rating to 44% of voters who disapprove of him. That represents an 8 point net decline from […]

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Ronald McDonald House Charities awards grants to nonprofits »


Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita today awarded grants totaling $64,000 to 18 organizations throughout Kansas for the 2014 grant cycle. The ceremony was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in Wichita. The following grants were scheduled to be awarded: Dodge City – Ford County: Arrowhead West, Inc. El Dorado – Butler County: Susan B Allen Memorial Hospital […]

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State fire marshal warns against ‘fire challenge’ »

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TOPEKA — In a news release Thursday, State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen is warning Kansans not to engage in the “fire challenge,” which has become infamous through social media. The “challenge” encourages teens to douse themselves in an accelerant and then set fire to their bodies. The process is videotaped and posted on social media […]

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Man dies after being hit on I-70 UPDATE »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police say a man died after he was hit by a semi-trailer truck on Interstate 70 in western Topeka. Police say the man was struck about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information was immediately available. Eastbound traffic on the interstate was restricted to […]

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Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA »


PETE YOST, Associated Press MARCY GORDON, Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. The deal announced Thursday calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to […]

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