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Woman admits to 3 Wichita robberies, threatening employees

WICHITA — A woman has admitted that she threatened employees and robbed three Wichita businesses within a year.

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Kobach: Kansas election systems not targeted by hackers

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says federal officials have told his office that the state’s election systems were not targeted by... Read more

Suspect jailed in fatal Hutchinson shooting

HUTCHINSON — Police are investigating the shooting death of a Hutchinson man.

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Douglas County offering text, email election notifications

LAWRENCE — Voters in Douglas County can sign up for text and email notifications for information on upcoming November local elections.... Read more

Murder charge filed in Kansas woman’s death while fleeing

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Wyandotte County officials have charged a man with murder in the death of a woman who died in... Read more

Charges dropped in Kansas City, Kansas, double homicide

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Prosecutors have dropped two first-degree murder charges against a Kansas City, Kansas, man accused in a 2015 drive-by... Read more

Charges dropped in Kansas City, Kansas, double homicide

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Prosecutors have dropped two first-degree murder charges against a Kansas City, Kansas, man accused in a 2015 drive-by... Read more

Kansas daycare worker ordered to stand trial for murder of 9-month-old baby

Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny ruled 43-year-old Carrody Buchhorn should be tried in death of Oliver Ortiz.

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Attempted murder charged in Wichita tax office shooting

Ricky Wirths is charged in the shooting of tax agent Cortney Holloway at a Kansas Department of Revenue office.

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Kansas man sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting occupied home on fire

WICHITA — A 38-year-old Wichita man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting fire to a house last year while... Read more

Chinese man pleads guilty in KC in global software piracy case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Chinese businessman has pleaded guilty to his role in an international, multimillion dollar software piracy case.... Read more

Kansas City student injured in fight with parent, student

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City school officials say a student was critically injured when a parent and her child came into... Read more

Former mail carrier sentenced for stealing mail in Kansas

WICHITA — A former mail carrier in in Sheridan County has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing mail.... Read more

Kansas banker sentenced to prison for wire fraud scheme

WICHITA — Prosecutors say a former Kansas banker has been sentenced to prison eight months in prison for a wire fraud scheme... Read more

Kansas State Fair officials pleased with event’s outcome

HUTCHINSON — A Kansas State Fair official says the event ran relatively smooth despite minor hiccups that were expected.

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Appeals court to hear Kansas voting audit case

WICHITA — An appeals court will hear arguments on whether to allow a recount of votes on audit tapes from voting machines... Read more

Report: Kansas winter wheat planting makes progress

WICHITA — The latest government update shows winter wheat planting in Kansas is making some progress.

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Ex-IRS employee in Missouri admits filing false tax returns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prosecutors say a former Internal Revenue Service employee has admitted filing false tax returns.

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office won’t release mugshots of convicted child molesters

LAWRENCE — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is refusing to release booking photos of some people accused of child sex crimes.... Read more

Sporting KC wins 23rd straight at home, beats Revolution 3-1

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Diego Rubio scored twice to help Sporting Kansas City beat the New England Revolution 3-1 on Saturday night.... Read more

Kansas teacher educates on sexual assault through rap

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas high school teacher is educating his students about sexual assault by rapping about it.

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One person dies after train collides with vehicle in Wichita

WICHITA — One person is dead after a collision between a train and a vehicle in Wichita over the weekend.

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Kansas Wesleyan, Saint Francis partner on social work degree

SALINA — Kansas Wesleyan University and Saint Francis Community Services in Salina are forming a partnership to increase the number of social... Read more

Lawrence must truck 10 million gallons of contaminated water

LAWRENCE — The city of Lawrence faces the need to truck 10 million gallons of nitrogen-contaminated water away from the former Farmland... Read more

Kansas City man pleads guilty to passport fraud after case prompted an FBI terrorism investigation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man pleaded guilty to passport fraud in a case that prompted an FBI terrorism investigation.... Read more

Explosion damages Wichita barber shop, 2 suspects sought

WICHITA — Wichita police are looking for two suspects after an explosion damaged a barber shop.

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Sporting KC signs 17-year-old, continues youth movement

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sporting Kansas City has signed 17-year-old Jaylin Lindsey a month after the MLS club agreed to a similar... Read more

KC-area man admits creating thousands of fake licenses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri man pleaded guilty to federal charges after police officers found thousands of fake driver’s licenses at... Read more

Former Kansas sheriff’s lieutenant charged with theft

ABILENE, Kan. — A former central Kansas sheriff’s lieutenant is charged with stealing cash that was seized as evidence.... Read more

Scenic Kansas road extended to include Manhattan, Riley County

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Transportation has extended a scenic byway to add local and regional landmarks in two counties.... Read more

Judge dismisses Kansas teachers’ lawsuit over secret cameras

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Kansas teacher who sued a school district for installing... Read more

Bodies found in vehicles at Kansas City airport, near mall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police do not suspect foul play in either the death of a person whose body was... Read more

Injured Wichita officer goes to rehab center in Texas

WICHITA — A Wichita officer recovering from injuries suffered when he was run over by a stolen car earlier this year has... Read more

Former Pittsburg officer charged with sexual battery, misconduct

GIRARD, Kan. — A former Pittsburg police officer is charged after he allegedly coerced a woman he had arrested into improper sexual... Read more

Kansas City man sentenced for taking minor girl from Virginia to Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A registered sex offender from Kansas has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for taking a... Read more

Report: Kansas corn production forecast down from last year

WICHITA — A government report is forecasting that the Kansas farmers will harvest smaller corn and sorghum crops this fall.

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Koch gift goes to Wichita State institute on economic growth

WICHITA — Wichita State University will use a $3.6 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to create an Institute for the... Read more

Suspect in Kansas City, Kansas, death arrested in rural area

BELLEVILLE, Kan. — Authorities have arrested a suspect in a Kansas City, Kansas, homicide after a search that caused several schools and... Read more

Police ID victim of Kansas City, Kansas, shooting as man, 31

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Authorities have identified a man killed in a shooting that left two others wounded near the University of... Read more

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Deaths, floods, misery from Irma hit South

MIAMI — Remnants of Irma have spread gusting winds, rains and misery around the South even as Florida begins cleaning up from... Read more

The latest on Irma: Airports in South Florida re-open

MIAMI (AP) — The latest on Irma (all times local):

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Wichita Police: DNA confirms identity of boy encased in concrete

WICHITA — Police say DNA results have positively identified the Kansas boy discovered earlier this month encased in concrete.

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1 seriously injured in house explosion in Butler County

ROSE HILL — The Butler County sheriff says a person was seriously injured in a house explosion northeast of Rose Hill.... Read more

High-speed toll lane opens on Kansas Turnpike

LAWRENCE — A lane that allows drivers to pass through tollbooths without slowing down has opened at the Kansas Turnpike’s eastern terminal.... Read more

Salina police investigating Solomon man’s death

SALINA — Salina police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a car as a homicide.... Read more

Fake finger research at Kansas community college gets notice

OVERLAND PARK — Johnson County Community College is taking calls from large research universities after it conceived, developed and marketed an unusual... Read more

Christian Lobato scores first MLS goal, Sporting KC ties Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ola Kamara scored his 15th goal of the season in first-half stoppage time and the Columbus Crew tied Sporting... Read more

Mummies get CT scans in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Modern technology met ancient times in Kansas City, Missouri, this week, when two mummies between 500 and 2,000... Read more

Nine people indicted for drug trafficking in northeast Kansas

WICHITA — Federal authorities have indicted nine people in a drug trafficking operation in northeast Kansas

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Official: FBI has not contacted Kansas elections office

WICHITA — A top elections official says federal investigators examining Russian interference in the 2016 election have not contacted the Kansas secretary... Read more

Kansas town celebrates Christmas early for dying boy

WICHITA — Christmas trees are popping up in a small Kansas town as residents prepare to celebrate the holiday early for a... Read more

Man sentenced in stabbing death of 86-year-old Wichita man

WICHITA — A 28-year-old Wichita man was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 50 years for fatally stabbing an... Read more

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