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{FD} Kansas mom warns of hot temperatures after teen son with autism dies of heat exhaustion

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A teenage boy with autism in Lawrence, Kansas died last week from heat exhaustion, his mother said. Now, she’s warning others about the dangers of the scorching summer temperatures. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas mom claims flesh-eating infection developed after spider bite

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A Topeka, Kansas woman has been hospitalized for 40 days and has undergone 14 surgeries after she was infected with a “flesh-eating” bacteria called necrotizing fasciitis. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas water park to tear down slide 2 years after boy’s beheading

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The Kansas waterslide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated two years ago will be demolished later this year, Fox 4 KC reported Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas councilwoman allegedly bites corrections officer’s thumb hard enough to break it during fight

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A local Kansas lawmaker is facing felony charges after biting a corrections officer’s thumb so hard, she broke a bone. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas city gets $107G from family’s insurance company after child damages glass sculpture

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A city in Kansas has received over $100,000 for the damage that a 5-year-old boy caused when he accidentally knocked over a glass sculpture at a community center in May. Continue reading

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{FD} Grad student from India killed in armed robbery in Kansas City

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A “gifted student” from India was shot and killed while working behind the counter of a Missouri fast-food joint during a robbery, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman convicted in fatal shooting of husband after defense argues son did it

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A Kansas woman was convicted of first-degree murder Friday in the shooting death of her husband as a jury rejected her defense attorneys’ closing argument that their son was the real killer. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom arrested after newborn, 2-year-old sister found dead in rural Kansas

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A 7-week-old girl and her 2-year-old sister were found dead under mysterious circumstances Wednesday in rural Kansas — and now their mother has reportedly been arrested for domestic assault. Continue reading

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{FD} Tornado slams Kansas town, emergency declared after 8 injured

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The governor has declared an emergency after eight people were injured when a tornado slammed into a small town in eastern Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} Dem candidate in Kansas slammed for poster of Wonder Woman lassoing cop

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The Democratic backed candidate running for Kansas State Attorney General has been called on by her own party to dropout because of a poster hung in her law office that depicts Wonder Woman lassoing a police officer around the neck. Continue reading

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{FD} Two Kansas sheriff’s deputies killed in shooting were both parents

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Authorities say two Kansas deputies who were fatally shot while transporting an inmate between jail and a court hearing both leave behind children. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas city bills parents $132,000 after child damages glass sculpture

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A city in Kansas is demanding $132,000 from the parents of a 5-year-old boy who knocked over a glass sculpture, the Kansas City Star reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Second Kansas sheriff’s deputy dies from injuries following shooting

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A second sheriff’s deputy who was shot Friday near a courthouse in Kansas City died from her injuries early Saturday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas sheriff’s deputy dead, 1 in critical condition after shooting near courthouse

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One Kansas sheriff’s deputy was killed and another is in critical condition following a shooting near a courthouse in Kansas City on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Two Kansas sheriff’s deputies shot near courthouse, report says

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Two Wyandotte County, Kansas, sheriff’s deputies were shot at a courthouse Friday, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Liberal accent’ discovered in Kansas town with rising Latino population

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Residents in one Kansas town are developing a so-called “Liberal accent” due to the increased Latino population, according to a study released Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas governor candidate Jim Barnett picks wife as running mate

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For better or worse, through sickness and health, a Kansas gubernatorial candidate has picked his wife as his mate — for life and for lieutenant governor. Continue reading

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{FD} Family pleads for missing soldier battling PTSD in Kansas to come home

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While folks nationwide fire up the barbecues for the Memorial Day holiday, a military family is scrambling to find its missing soldier daughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas mom battling ****** cancer ignores doctor’s abortion advice, celebrates healthy baby

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A Kansas woman who was diagnosed with ****** cancer just days after she found out she was pregnant will celebrate her son’s first birthday next week. Continue reading

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{FD} Body of missing Kansas boy, 5, reportedly found, stepmother charged with hindering investigators

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A 5-year-old Kansas boy missing for months has been found dead and his stepmother– who reported him missing in February– has been charged with impeding investigators, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri lake boat crash kills 3 friends, injures 2 others; driver charged

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A boat driver was charged with boating while intoxicated after he crashed the vessel with four of his friends aboard into a rock bluff at the Lake of the Ozarks, killing three of them, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} NASCAR’s Harvick wins at Kansas Speedway in record-setting start

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Nobody has been able to keep pace with Kevin Harvick this season. Not even the reigning series champion on a track where he swept both races last season. Continue reading

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{FD} New law prohibits Kansas police from having sex with people in custody

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Police in Kansas are now prohibited from engaging in consensual sex with people in their custody, after Gov. Jeff Colyer signed a bill into law this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas woman takes Mercedes for test drive and never returns, dealership says

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A Kansas woman who recently took a Mercedes for a test drive alone never returned the vehicle, an attendant at a local car dealership said. Continue reading

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{FD} Three men convicted in Kansas plot to bomb mosque, apartment building housing Somali refugees

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A federal jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Rot and burn in hell,’ mom tells killer after losing second daughter to violent crime

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A Kansas woman who has lost two daughters to violent crime confronted the killer of her eldest daughter Friday as he was sentenced to 20 years and seven months in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Co-designer of deadly Kansas waterslide that decapitated boy charged in child’s death

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The co-designer of the deadly Kansas waterslide that decapitated a 10-year-old boy was arrested overnight at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Continue reading

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{FD} Illegal immigrant ex-school secretary who made bomb threat indicted on gun charges

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A former secretary at a Kansas elementary school who admitted to emailing a bomb threat last year has been indicted on federal firearms charges, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas considers making schools liable for not arming staff

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In the wake of last month’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, at least 10 states across America have provisions in place giving teachers the option of carrying guns in schools, but Kansas may be taking their plans further than most other laws in … Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas water park co-owner arrested over 10-year-old boy’s decapitation

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The co-owner of a water park company was arrested in Texas Monday in connection with the 2016 death of a 10-year-old Kansas boy on what was billed as the world’s largest water slide. Continue reading

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{FD} Linda Brown, center of Brown v. Board case, dead at 76

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Linda Brown, the woman who was at the center of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision that ended school segregation, has died at age 76. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas water park and ex-exec facing ‘involuntary manslaughter’ charge over boy’s decapitation

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The company that owns a Kansas City waterpark, where 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated while on a waterslide in 2016, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Continue reading

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{FD} More veterans seek Trump’s pardon for combat-zone convictions

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When Michael Behenna told his parents he wanted to enlist in the Army to serve his country after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, they were proud. Continue reading

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{FD} Several Kansas billboards call for prosecution of officer who fatally shot unarmed man in ‘swatting’ incident

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Multiple billboards seen in Kansas on Friday called for the prosecution of a police officer after he shot and killed an unarmed man during a fake emergency call last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Adrian Lamo, hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to FBI, found dead

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Authorities in Kansas have confirmed the death of Adrian Lamo, the computer hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to law enforcement for giving thousands of documents to WikiLeaks. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas man pleads guilty in deadly bar shooting

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A man charged with killing an Indian national and wounding another in a shooting last year at a suburban Kansas City bar pleaded guilty Tuesday to premeditated first-degree murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas man deported after disgruntled ex-girlfriend reports him to ICE, report says

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An illegal immigrant living in Kansas was deported Friday after his ex-girlfriend reported him to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} Lifelong New Yorker joins students in Kansas gov run that has ‘no rules’

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Lifelong New Yorker Andy Maskin has been to Kansas once – during a road trip several years ago — and now he wants to be the state’s governor. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas woman reportedly sued by bank after ATM dished out $100 bills instead of $5s

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A Kansas woman is reportedly facing a pricey lawsuit after a bank accused her of making dozens of withdrawals from a faulty ATM that was dispensing $100 bills instead of $5 bills, a local report said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas dog with ‘anti-squirrel agenda’ cannot run for state’s governor, officials say

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A dog can be man’s best friend — but not its governor, the Kansas secretary of state’s office said. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas Senate votes to condemn **** as public health crisis

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The Kansas Senate voted on a resolution Tuesday that declared *********** a public health crisis, citing reasons ranging from erectile dysfunction and infidelity to normalizing violence against women and serving as a gateway to human trafficking. Continue reading

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{FD} Wedding crasher punched by bride after allegedly touching teen girls inappropriately

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A wedding crasher who allegedly inappropriately touched two girls was socked by the bride before police could arrest him. Continue reading

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{FD} ICE agent accused of sending police info, sexts to Kansas TV anchor

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A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of sending sensitive law enforcement information and sexual text messages to a Kansas news anchor is facing federal charges, court documents say. Continue reading

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{FD} Bob Dole receives the Congressional Gold Medal: What to know about the former Kansas senator

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Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., is receiving the Congressional Gold Medal. Here’s what you need to know about the former Republican presidential nominee and WWII veteran. Continue reading

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{FD} Wichita police review video that appears to show employee shove referee, report says

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The Wichita Police Department is conducting an investigation after one of its members allegedly shoved a female referee during a youth basketball game in Augusta, KS., on Sunday, The Kansas City Star reported. Continue reading

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{FD} California man charged in Kansas for ‘Call of Duty’ ‘swatting’ hoax that led to fatal police shooting

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A California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Kansas has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas’ tale of two governors: Senate confirmation delay creates awkward situation in Topeka

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Although Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback looked like a man in charge when he gave his State of the State speech, Kansans hadn’t known he would be the one giving it until a week beforehand. Continue reading

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{FD} Man arrested in ‘Call of Duty’ ‘swatting’ hoax that led to fatal police shooting

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A 25-year-old California man was arrested in connection to an online quarrel between two “Call of Duty” gamers that prompted a hoax call and led to a man being killed by police in Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas ‘swatting’ suspect arrested in Los Angeles

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A 25-year-old man was arrested in South Los Angeles on Friday night in connection with an alleged “swatting” prank that resulted in a police-involved fatal shooting in Kansas, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas police investigate whether fatal shooting was result of prank called ‘swatting’

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Kansas officials and the FBI are investigating whether a fatal shooting by a police officer on Thursday was the grim outcome of a prank by video gamers. Continue reading

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