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Kansas motorcyclist hospitalized after being hit by teen driver »

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LIBERAL — A Kansas man was injured in an accident just after 7 p.m. Wednesday in Seward County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Chevy Avalanche driven by Payton Wade Yancey, 16, Liberal, was traveling westbound on Seward County Road 6 five miles west of Liberal and hit a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven […]

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Sheriff: Kansas corporal charged with theft at work »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Sedgwick County sheriff’s corporal has been charged with theft after authorities say he stole about $200 in cash while working at the jail. Sheriff Jeff Easter said Wednesday the suspect is charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft. Easter wouldn’t identify the man but said he worked at the […]

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Legislator seeks to lead health committee open to Medicaid expansion discussion »

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By Andy Marso KHI News Service TOPEKA — Medicaid expansion is more likely to be considered in the upcoming session of the Kansas Legislature if Rep. Susan Concannon is appointed to chair the House Health and Human Services Committee. The panel is now chaired by Rep. David Crum, an Augusta Republican who has declined to […]

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Sheriff: Kansas man jailed in accidental shooting »

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DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County man who accidentally shot himself has been arrested on suspicion of criminally possessing the firearm. The Wichita Eagle reports the 29-year-old Derby man was hospitalized Wednesday after being shot in the thigh. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office says deputies determined the man accidentally shot himself. Authorities say the […]

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Judge mulling impact of ruling in painkiller case »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A ruling earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court may affect the case of a Kansas couple imprisoned for a moneymaking conspiracy at a Haysville pain clinic linked to 68 overdose deaths. Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda Schneider, were convicted in 2010 of conspiracy, unlawfully prescribing drugs, health care […]

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First-generation student documentary premieres »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A documentary about first-generation college students from across Kansas is premiering next month. The premiere is planned for Nov. 4 at Kansas State University and will coincide with First-Generation College Student Awareness Week. “A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students” also will be streamed live for those who can’t […]

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Kan. man hospitalized after hit by law enforcement vehicle during chase UPDATE »

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ATCHISON, Kan.,- A pedestrian was injured in an accident just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday in Atchison County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2013 Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicle driven by Atchison County Undersheriff Joseph R. Butner, 64, Atchison, was northbound on Walnut Street in Atchison in pursuit of a bank robbery suspect. The vehicle […]

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Mountain lion confirmed in Kansas »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT – A deer hunter from Labette County got a surprise recently when he checked his trail camera he had set up for deer. He found a single image of a mountain lion walking away, down the trail, the characteristic long tail prominently displayed. Kansas Department of Wildlife, […]

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Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme »

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BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has fined a California company $25 million for misleading 110,000 people to buy into a work-at-home scheme that almost never paid off. U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson banned The Zaken Corp. on Wednesday from advertising or selling work-at-home business opportunities in the future. The […]

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Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes »

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often become buried in their inboxes. The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched. This method is […]

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Man apprehended after jumping White House fence »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. The fallout from that September incident and other Secret Service breaches in […]

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Social Security beneficiaries get a raise »

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STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year. It’s the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent. The annual cost-of-living adjustment affects payments for more than […]

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Senate candidates in Kan. seek to bolster support »

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THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press JOHN D. HANNA, Associated Press OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Embattled three-term incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is taking the endorsement of a former governor and seeking votes in the rural west of Kansas, where he needs to win big to fend off independent challenger Greg Orman. Orman is pushing themes centered […]

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