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Kansas credit union manager sentenced for theft »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former manager of Jayhawk Federal Credit Union has been sentenced to three years of probation for embezzling from the Lawrence institution. Forty-three-year-old Karolyn J. Stattelman, of Topeka, also was ordered Tuesday to pay more than $173,600 in restitution. Federal prosecutors say Stattelman manipulated credit union accounts for money orders, share […]

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US agency threatens to act against air bag maker »

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TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are threatening fines and legal action against Takata Corp. for failing to admit that its driver’s-side air bag inflators are defective and should be recalled nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a letter to the company Wednesday detailing the threats, which include […]

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Suspect in deadly assault on Kan. woman faces revised charges »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The man accused of raping and setting a woman on fire faces revised charges now that she has died. The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Cornell McNeal will make a first appearance Wednesday on the amended charges. Letitia “Tish” Davis died Saturday, a day after McNeal was formally charged […]

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Person of interest in Kansas homicide arrested »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a person of interest in a northeast Kansas homicide has been arrested in Connecticut. Shawnee County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer says the 26-year-old man is in the custody of the New Britain Police Department in Connecticut. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that he was identified as a person of interest […]

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Governor’s Christmas tree arrives at Cedar Crest »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A horse-drawn coach carrying Santa Claus has delivered the governor’s Christmas tree to Cedar Crest. The Topeka Capital-Journal  reports that Gov. Sam Brownback and his wife, Mary, were on hand Tuesday morning as the 9-foot Scotch pine arrived. The tree was placed on a stand and taken into a living room […]

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Overland Park took brunt of Sprint’s fall layoffs »

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — More than half of the fall layoffs at Sprint Corp. occurred at the Overland Park headquarters. The Kansas City Star  reports that 1,700 jobs were slashed companywide this fall. Among them, 910 jobs were cut in October and November in Overland Park. The disclosure came in reports Sprint made to […]

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system »

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MATT STROUD, Associated Press BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — As stores crowd with holiday shoppers, gun buyers will be challenging the nation’s background check system to keep up. There are already nine guns for every 10 people in the U.S. and someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes. Stakes are already high with about […]

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KU Medical Center group recruits rural teens for health jobs »

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By Andy Marso KHI News Service HIGHLAND — In the last two years Seth Nutt has traveled to nearly every corner of Kansas, introducing rural students to health care professionals. During trips to Goodland, Hays, Highland, Girard, El Dorado, Harper and Seward County, Nutt and others from the Area Health Education Center at the University […]

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Lawsuit settled in death of former K-State player »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback have approved a $225,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Kansas State University football player who hung himself at Larned State Hospital. The Topeka Capital-Journal  reports the estate of Michael Lykins sued in Shawnee County District Court alleging staff at the […]

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Two hospitalized after rollover accident »

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JOHNSON – Two people were injured in an accident just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Stanton County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1999 Toyota Camry driven by Elizebeth Rodriguez, 45, Johnson, was northbound on Kansas 27 six miles south of Johnson. The vehicle drifted off the roadway. The driver overcorrected to the left, […]

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Dozens protest Ferguson decision at Kansas Capitol »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of protesters gathered outside the state Capitol in Topeka to voice their anger after a Missouri grand jury refused to indict a St. Louis-area police officer for shooting an unarmed 18-year-old. About 50 people holding signs turned up at the state Capitol in Topeka on Tuesday evening for a peaceful […]

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Higher prices, plentiful feed buoy US ranchers »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Record high cattle prices and plentiful feed supplies are making life a lot easier for cattle producers as another winter nears. It has been a good year out in farm country as the long drought eased somewhat with summer rains. Fall crops have been good, and hay prices have come down […]

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Ferguson police officer: ‘I know I did my job right’ »

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn’t have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old’s shooting death. Wilson made his first public statements Tuesday during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. He offered details of the Aug. 9 shooting like those contained […]

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