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Roberts introduces bill to block travel from Ebola infected nations »

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) today joined U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing legislation to protect the United States from further spread of the deadly Ebola disease by restricting travel to the U.S. from nations where the disease is emerging. “It is commonsense to limit travelers entering the United States who […]

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FIre damages rural Kansas home »

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WHITE CITY- Fifteen fire fighters from White City and Herrington responded to a blaze in Morris County just after 8:30 a.m. on Thursday in Morris County. White City Fire Chief Tracy Schmidt said the fire started in an out building and spread to a residence at 2778 C Avenue “The home is owned by Billy […]

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NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014 »

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SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. meteorologists say the world in October continued to set heat records. They say despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing toward its warmest year on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that last month was the hottest October on record. […]

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Police: Body found outside southwest Kansas store UPDATE »

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Garden City police say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found outside a convenience store. KAKE-TV reports  the body of 47-year-old Armando Alcantara Miranda was found Wednesday outside a Presto store. Police say Miranda had no known address and they are […]

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Strollers recalled after reports of finger amputations »

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On Thursday, Graco voluntarily recalled several makes of its strollers after reports of finger amputations and lacerations caused by a malfunctioning hinge. The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. Customers with recalled products can verify if their stroller is being recalled  on […]

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Congress can’t ‘de-fund’ Obama on immigration »

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ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican says that it’s impossible to block President Barack Obama’s upcoming moves on immigration in a spending bill. Congressman Harold Rogers of Kentucky is Appropriations Committee chairman. Rogers says the Citizenship and Immigration Services agency gets its money through application fees, so Congress can’t stop […]

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Minivans do poorly in new crash tests »

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DETROIT (AP) — The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town and Country, and Dodge Caravan all garnered the lowest rating on the small overlap front crash test. In each […]

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Soldier convicted in death of Fort Riley soldier-girlfriend »

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FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murder in the slaying of his soldier- girlfriend is returning to a military courtroom for his sentencing hearing. Sgt. Montrell Lamar Anderson Mayo faces a sentence of life in prison without parole at the hearing Thursday. A military jury convicted Mayo of premeditated murder […]

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Suspect arrested in brutal Wichita park assault UPDATE »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a 26-year-old man has been arrested in the assault of a woman who was sexually assaulted and set on fire at a park. Interim Police Chief Nelson Mosley said Thursday investigators found the suspect through evidence obtained by forensic nurses at a Wichita hospital. The man was booked […]

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Police release details in death of McPherson man »

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  MC PHERSON  — Authorities say an autopsy report shows that the death of a McPherson man found on a sidewalk in March was suicide. The Regional Forensics Science Center in Wichita announced the findings in the death of Ernest Miller. The report says the 26-year-old committed suicide by “asphyxia” and blunt trauma. Miller was […]

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Petition seeks House speaker’s ouster as leader »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are pushing a petition calling for the ouster of the Republican House speaker for saying government employees produce nothing, but they acknowledge the effort is mainly to draw attention to the Stilwell representative’s remarks. Ray Merrick told The Wichita Eagle last weekend that government workers are net consumers whose […]

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Two northeast Kan. men receive marriage license »

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HIAWATHA – Two men from Hiawatha were granted a marriage license Monday by courthouse officials in Brown County, Kansas. District Court Clerk Joy Moore confirms the two Hiawatha men applied for the license November 13. The license was issued on Monday, November 17. That was one day after the United States Supreme Court denied the […]

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Kansas casino unveils $20M expansion project »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas casino has unveiled plans to build a meeting center and equestrian center that will enable it to host large horse shows. The Wichita Eagle reports the Kansas Star Casino announced the $20 million expansion project Wednesday. The meeting center will be 11,000 square feet and the equestrian center will […]

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