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Kansas teen admits fatally shooting his father »


OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 16-year-old Kansas boy has pleaded guilty to killing his father last year during a routine custody exchange when he was 14. WDAF-TV  reports the Bonner Springs teen entered into a plea deal Tuesday that could prevent him from spending time in an adult prison. The teen admitted shooting his 46-year-old […]

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Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US »


DALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola. The case announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept […]

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Kansas tax collections $21M short in September »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas says its tax collections fell $21 million short of expectations in September. The lower-than-anticipated collections were disclosed Tuesday in the state Department of Revenue’s monthly preliminary revenue report. The development could cause a short-term increase in the state’s predicted budget shortfall of $238 million by July 2016. The department emphasized […]

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Judge refuses to move Cheatham murder trial »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge has refused to move the capital murder trial of a man whose two murder convictions were thrown out earlier this year because of incompetent counsel. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Shawnee County District Judge Richardson on Tuesday denied a motion for a change of venue for Phillip Cheatham Jr. […]

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Access TV Salina jingle contest »


SALINA-  Access TV of Salina is hosting a jingle contest, entitled “King (or Queen) of the Jingle.” The contest is open to any musician currently residing in the state of Kansas. All genres of music are accepted. Artists are asked to submit an original jingle 60 seconds or less, and it must incorporate “Access” and […]

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Kansas bank robbery defendant sentenced to federal prison »


United States Attorney’s Office KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A defendant in a bank robbery in Lanagan, Mo., was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Stephen Hudson, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted bank robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on July 2, 2012, he drove […]

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2 small earthquakes felt in southern Kansas county »

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HARPER (AP) — A southern Kansas county was shaking after a pair of earthquakes were reported within hours of each other but apparently didn’t cause any damage. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the first earthquake to hit Harper County was at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and was measured 3.3 on the Richter scale. The second temblor […]

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Kansas woman shoots cheating boyfriend in groin »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a woman who walked in on her boyfriend having sex with another woman went home, got a gun, came back and shot him in the groin. The Wichita Eagle reports the 44-year-old woman shot the victim at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday as he sat in a lawn chair in […]

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Group: US gambling had $240 billion impact in 2013 »


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling industry officials say U.S. casinos had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013. The American Gaming Association is expected to announce the results of its economic study Tuesday morning at a news conference. The group’s annual G2E Global Gaming Expo kicks off this week at […]

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Kansas woman pleads guilty to embezzlement »


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence woman faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling between $750,000 and $1 million from her employer. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced in a news release Tuesday that 58-year-old Sharon Ann Holladay pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from Westheffer Company, which manufactures and […]

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Hutchinson schools suing Missouri group over fundraising proceeds »

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HUTCHINSON (AP) — The Hutchinson School District is suing a Missouri-based group in a dispute over proceeds from a student fundraising effort. The Hutchinson News reported the Kansas district has filed a lawsuit against Education Funding Group in Reno County District Court. The district claims it didn’t receive it share of proceeds from a fundraiser […]

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Worker injured in accident at Solomon Corp. »


SOLOMON — An employee of Solomon Corp. suffered a broken arm after an industrial accident  just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Mike Dahl, corporate environmental and safety manager for the oilfield services business, said the employee was cutting a transformer pad when the side blew out. “He inerted it — a process that uses industrial gas […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after car hits concrete wall »


WICHITA- A Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday in Sedgwick County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Chevy passenger car driven by Dallas A. Bible, 23, Haysville, was northbound Interstate 135 just north of 2nd Street. The vehicle veered left and struck the inside concrete retaining wall. […]

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