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Police: Kansas man threatens cafe workers with bat »

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ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A south Kansas man has been arrested after police say he threated employees at a cafe with a softball bat. The Wichita Eagle reports the 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault and battery. Arkansas City police say he was arrested Saturday night after an […]

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Two Kan. men hospitalized after truck collides with van »

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HERRINGTON- Two men were injured in an accident just before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday in Morris County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Ford F 150 driven by Christopher McIntyre, 42, Herrington, was traveling southbound on U.S. 77 ten miles south of I-70. The vehicle crossed the centerline and came into oncoming traffic striking […]

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Kansas City Royals get Paul Ryan’s endorsement »

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan isn’t just endorsing politicians now. The 2012 GOP nominee for vice president is throwing his support behind the Kansas City Royals. Ryan was in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park last Friday to stump for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in the three-term incumbent’s tight re-election […]

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WU receives $1.4M gift for athletic scholarships »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University has received a $1.4 million donation for athletic scholarships. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the money comes from the estate of Dorothy Reichart. Her late husband, Jerry Reichart, was a standout lineman on the WU football team, earning all-conference honors in 1949. He was inducted into the Washburn Athletic […]

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Salina Tech works to start trucking institute »

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Salina Area Technical College is working to start a professional trucking program because demand for drivers is strong. The Salina Journal reports that the program was discussed last week during a meeting with needy employers. Vice president of instruction Pedro Leite says the technical school is looking for seed money. […]

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New KU addition inspires architects-in-training »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An auditorium that was designed by architects-in-training at the University of Kansas has opened on the Lawrence campus. The Lawrence Journal-World  reports that the first lecture was conducted Friday at the Forum at Marvin Hall. The School of Architecture, Design and Planning is housed inside the hall, which previously didn’t have […]

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Top Republicans make gay marriage issue in Kansas »

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  TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback are raising gay marriage as an issue to help paint their challengers as too liberal for GOP-leaning Kansas in the final weeks of tough re-election races. Both publicly declared their continued support for the state constitution’s gay-marriage ban after U.S. Supreme Court decisions […]

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Another year, another small Social Security bump »

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STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third straight year, millions of older Americans who rely on government benefits can expect historically small pay increases come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees will be less than 2 percent. That translates to a […]

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Missouri, Kansas dealing with fewer deer »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri wildlife officials and deer hunters agree on one thing — something has to be done to reverse a continuing drop in deer population in the state. The Department of Conservation reports Missouri hunters took 251,924 whitetail deer during last hunting season, the lowest total in a decade. In response, […]

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State malpractice fund stable, but uncertainty looms »

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By Andy Marso KHI News Service TOPEKA — A state fund meant to diffuse the costs of medical malpractice claims is on stable footing, but the fund’s executive director said that legislators should not consider using reserve money for other purposes. Chip Wheelen, executive director of the Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund, said the fund […]

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Kansas teen dies in head-on crash with semi »

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LEON, Kan.- A Kansas teenager was killed in an accident just before 4 p.m. on Saturday in Butler County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2000 Chevy Silverado driven by Leon S. Williams, 19, Wichita was westbound on U.S. 400 three miles west of Leon. The truck failed to maintain a single lane of traffic […]

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Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split »

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops have scrapped their landmark welcome to gays, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. The bishops failed to approve even a watered-down section on ministering to gays that stripped away the […]

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Kan. man hospitalized after motorcycle rolls »

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TROY, Kan.- A Kansas man was injured in an accident just after 3 p.m. on Saturday in Doniphan County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle driven by Robert A. Morgan, 60, Topeka, was southbound on Old Kiowa Road three miles southeast of Troy. The motorcycle struck a large wash out in the […]

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