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Kansas man hospitalized after vehicle overturns »

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WYANDOTTE COUNTY – A Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 6:30 a.m. on Friday in Wyandotte County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Saturn passenger vehicle driven by Dylan C. Brown, 32, Lawrence, was northbound on U.S.73 near Parallel. The driver attempted to avoid another unknown vehicle. The driver lost control […]

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Kansas court puts capital case from sheriff’s death on hold »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ highest court has halted its review of the capital murder case stemming from a sheriff’s death because the U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing other death penalty cases from the state. The Kansas Supreme Court issued an order this week stopping proceedings in the case of Scott Cheever. He was sentenced […]

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Police identify man found dead in downtown Salina »

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SALINA –Authorities have identified the man whose body was found in a lean-to in downtown Salina on Tuesday afternoon. Police Captain Mike Sweeney said a preliminary autopsy report does not show that Robert A. Bade, 31 Salina died of any type of trauma that would indicate foul play. He said officers were called to the […]

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Kan. rally urges support for home and community based services »

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By Dave Ranney As a child, David Beecham’s disabilities were so severe his family couldn’t care for him. “When he was born, he didn’t have any muscles in his face, so the doctors had to make him face,” said Linda Lock, executive director at Brown County Developmental Services in Hiawatha. “His family kept him as […]

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16 construction projects started at McConnell Air Force Base »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Preparations for a new line of KC-46A tankers are keeping construction workers busy at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. Sixteen military construction projects are underway at the base, with a total estimated cost of $267 million. Ben Davis, project manager with the Kansas City district of the Army Corps of […]

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Regional athletics conference dissolving »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Haskell Indian Nations University officials are planning to meet with university athletes to determine if they will stay at the school after learning that its athletics conference will be dissolved. The school announced Thursday that it had been informed the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference was dissolving because has only three members […]

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Kansas Mental health awareness walk set for Saturday »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More than 300 people are expected to take part in the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ awareness walk. The NAMI Kansas Walk will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday. It will begin at the Gage Park amphitheater. More than 80 similar events will take place across the country throughout the year […]

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2 Kansas teens hospitalized after I-70 rollover crash »

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TOPEKA- Two Kansas teenagers were injured in an accident just after 9 p.m. on Thursday in Wabaunsee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Taylor E. Benteman, 17, Paxico, was eastbound in the driving lane on Interstate 70 sixteen miles west of Topeka. Another vehicle slowed in front of […]

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Kansas Supreme Court won’t touch school funding case for now »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court plans to wait to take up a school funding lawsuit against the state. The high court issued an order Thursday saying a three-judge panel in Shawnee County District Court must finish hearing the lawsuit first. The lower court has scheduled a May 7 hearing. The lower-court panel […]

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April economic report suggests slow growth ahead in Midwest »

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new monthly survey report says April results suggest that slow economic growth remains ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. The survey report issued Friday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 52.7 from 51.4 in March. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says […]

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KHP now offering reward, seeks person responsible for loose lug nuts »

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who removed and loosened lug nuts on patrol cars at its Training Academy in Salina. The patrol says all the lug nuts were loose or missing on all four tires of two vehicles […]

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Catholic bishops in Kansas call for Medicaid expansion »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Catholic bishops in Kansas want lawmakers to expand Medicaid they say would provide health coverage for 130,000 low-income residents who don’t have insurance. The Wichita Eagle  reports bishops released a statement Thursday in support of a Medicaid expansion. The bishops listed several reservations about the expansion, including that it would include […]

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Report: IRS takes big steps to stop tea party targeting »

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STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says the IRS has taken significant steps to stop agents from targeting political groups based on their names and policy positions. The agency’s inspector general says the IRS is doing a better job processing applications for tax-exempt status. In a report issued Thursday, he says […]

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