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State laws expand concealed gun rights to college campuses, public facilities

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Laws allowing concealed guns on college campuses took effect Saturday in Georgia and Kansas. Continue reading

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Concealed carry to be lawful on Kansas college campuses

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Concealed carry will be allowed on Kansas college and university campuses beginning Saturday, July 1. Continue reading

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Kansas man who robbed bank to escape wife gets home-confinement sentence

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A Kansas man who robbed a bank last September and told police that he was hoping to get caught so he would get prison time to escape his wife, was sentenced Tuesday to six months of home confinement after pleading guilty, The Kansas City Star reported. Continue reading

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Kansas church’s vandalism brings pastor to tears

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A pastor in Kansas City, Kan., said he knew his church had been vandalized — but what he saw led him to break down in tears. Continue reading

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Multiple tornadoes touch down in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas

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A least seven tornadoes touched down briefly in mostly rural areas of three states Thursday as a severe storm system moved eastward through Oklahoma and into south-central Kansas. Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning freed from Kansas military prison

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Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, was freed from a Kansas military prison early Wednesday morning after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence. Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning to remain in Army, receive health care benefits after prison release

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Chelsea Manning will remain on active duty following her release from military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on May 17, the U.S. Army said Sunday. Continue reading

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Man charged in connection with triple homicide in Kansas

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A 28-year-old man is jailed on $1 million bond after being charged in connection with the shooting deaths of three people in Kansas City, Kansas. Continue reading

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Records: Slain boy told Missouri authorities about abuse

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Missouri state records show an emaciated boy whose father later killed him and fed his remains to the family’s pigs told authorities he was being abused. Continue reading

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Kansas City shooting victim calls 911 after 3 shot to death

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A man is under arrest after a shooting victim summoned police to a Kansas home where three bodies were found. Continue reading

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The Latest: Kansas man gets life term for killing of son, 7

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The Latest on the Kansas sentencing of a man who killed his 7-year-old son whose remains were found in the family’s pig sty. Continue reading

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Kansas man to get life term for killing of 7-year-old son

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A Kansas man will be sentenced to life in prison Monday for the killing of his 7-year-old son, who authorities say was subjected to horrific abuse and was “essentially starved to death” before his remains were found in the family’s pig sty. Continue reading

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Slain Kansas boy’s ‘nana’ wants tougher home school rules

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The grandmother of a 7-year-old boy who was killed in Kansas City, Kansas, in 2015 is pushing for tougher regulations of home schools in the state. Continue reading

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Alex Deaton indicted on multiple charges in murder, multi-state manhunt

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A murder suspect who led police on a nationwide manhunt is facing more jail time in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend. Continue reading

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2 more plead guilty in plot to lure victims with online ads

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A man and a woman have admitted using online ads for sexual services to find victims for armed robberies. Continue reading

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Kansas officer’s body camera captures heroic rescue of autistic boy

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A four-year-old boy with autism who fell into a Kansas pond is alive thanks to a heroic police officer. Continue reading

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Kansas archdiocese ushers out Girl Scouts and their cookies

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The archdiocese covering the Kansas City, Kansas, region and much of the eastern part of the state said Monday it is severing ties with Girl Scouts and urging an end to cookie sales, citing philosophical concerns with the organization. Continue reading

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Four dead in Kansas after shooting at special-needs home

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Police say four men are dead — including the suspected gunman — after a shooting at a special needs home in Topeka, Kansas. Continue reading

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Police release identities in shooting at Topeka home

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Authorities have released the names of a suspected gunman and three victims who died in a weekend attack at a Topeka home for people with special needs. Continue reading

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Four dead, including gunman, after shooting at Kansas home

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Police say four men are dead — including the suspected gunman — after a shooting at a home in Topeka, Kansas, that is part of a private business providing in-home care for people with special needs. Continue reading

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4 dead, including gunman, after shooting at Topeka home

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Police say four men are dead — including the suspected gunman — after a shooting at a home in Topeka, Kansas, that is part of a private business providing in-home care for people with special needs. Continue reading

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Videos reportedly show gruesome abuse of young Kansas boy

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The maternal grandmother of a 7-year-old Kansas boy whose remains were found in a pigsty says she has seen videos that detail gruesome abuse the boy suffered at the hands of his father and stepmother. Continue reading

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Lawsuits: Missouri jail stunk like a sewer

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Two men once detained at the Jackson County jail have filed separate lawsuits saying sewage frequently backed up in their cells and the stench was so intense at times that they could not sleep. Continue reading

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Some high plains farmers struggling after fires, drought

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Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires. Continue reading

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Woman whose 10-year-old daughter was killed in 1999 loses second daughter to murder

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Kansas police announced Sunday the capture of a man who they say murdered a woman near the playground named for the victim’s sister — who was just 10 when she was abducted and killed in 1999. Continue reading

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Homicide victim was sister of girl abducted, killed in 1999

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A Kansas City, Kansas, homicide victim has been identified as the sister of a girl whose kidnapping 17 years earlier sparked a massive manhunt before she was found dead in Missouri. Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning tweets about impending prison release

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With less than a month before her scheduled freedom, Chelsea Manning on Thursday tweeted her thoughts about getting out of prison after former President Obama commuted her sentence. Continue reading

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Kansas students invited to Washington correspondents’ dinner

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Six Kansas high school journalists who published a story that led to the resignation of their school’s new principal will be special guests at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Continue reading

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Kansas woman charged with murder in decapitation death

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A Kansas woman is accused of decapitating her ex-boyfriend’s mother when the victim went to collect her son’s belongings. Continue reading

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Catholic college to make changes to yoga classes

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A Catholic college in northeast Kansas plans to rename its yoga classes and change the content to ensure they focus only on physical exercise and not spiritual or cultural elements. Continue reading

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Kansas woman accused of decapitating ex-boyfriend’s grandma

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A woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly decapitating her ex-boyfriend’s grandmother in her Kansas home, police said. Continue reading

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Kansas woman jailed in decapitation of ex-boyfriend’s mother

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A Kansas woman has been arrested in the decapitation killing of her ex-boyfriend’s mother whose 9-year-old grandson called 911 after fleeing from the attack. Continue reading

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Two dead in Kansas after car carrying 9 teens hits tree

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A car occupied by nine young teenagers refused to stop for a police officer and then a short time later crashed into a tree in Kansas early Sunday, killing the driver and the front seat passenger. Continue reading

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Judge dismisses case against woman in 1989 Kansas killing

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A judge has dismissed a Kansas murder case against a woman who was arrested last year in the killing of a teenager nearly 30 years ago. Continue reading

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Kansas principal resigns after student journalists look into her credentials

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An incoming Kansas high school principal has resigned after student reporters raised questions about her credentials. Continue reading

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Principal resigns after student reporters raise concerns

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An incoming Kansas high school principal has resigned after student reporters raised questions about her credentials. Continue reading

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Kansas dad admits he killed son fed to pigs

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A Kansas man pleaded guilty to killing his 7-year-old son and feeding his emaciated body to pigs. Continue reading

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Kansas man admits to killing 7-year-old found near pigs

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A Kansas man has pleaded guilty in the killing of his 7-year-old son whose remains were found near the family’s pigs. Continue reading

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American found dead in Congo: Haley says group ‘killed senselessly’

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The American and Swedish United Nations investigators whose bodies turned up in a shallow grave in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were “killed senselessly,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley reacted Tuesday, as the investigation i… Continue reading

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Man sentenced to 22 years in Kansas prison for woman’s death

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A Kansas man who said he “should be taken out back and stoned or shot” for killing a woman has been ordered to spend 22 years in prison. Continue reading

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Kansas bar shooting: Man hurt intervening in incident awarded $100G

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A man wounded last month while trying to intervene in an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar has been honored with a $100,000 check. Continue reading

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Man hailed as hero in Kansas bar shooting honored with $100K

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A man wounded last month while trying to intervene in an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar has been honored with a $100,000 check. Continue reading

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Chronic, affluent Kansas shoplifter gets prison time

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An affluent suburban Kansas City woman with a history of shoplifting was sentenced Friday to a year and seven months in prison for her thefts of tens of thousands dollars of items, often peddled out of her nearly $1 million home. Continue reading

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Kansas cattle ranchers struggle to recover from devastating prairie fires

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Kansas rancher Jenny Giles-Betschart and her family has owned 30,000 acres near the city of Ashland where they have raised cattle since the 1940s but in an instant, it was decimated by wildfire. Continue reading

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Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence

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The parents of a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head in their Phoenix home put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in multiple rooms of the house, police said, calling it a case that “shocks your conscience.” Wendy Lavarnia told police that… Continue reading

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Kansas siblings’ plea to be adopted together gets tremendous response

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Some are calling them the “Fab 5:” Bradley, 11, Preston, 10, Layla, 8, Landon, 6, and Olive, 2, are five siblings from Central Kansas, who have been in foster care for a little more than year a now, separated and placed in different homes and looking f… Continue reading

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Kansas siblings plea to be adopted together, get tremendous response

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Some are calling them the “Fab 5:” Bradley, 11, Preston, 10, Layla, 8, Landon, 6, and Olive, 2, are five siblings from Central Kansas, who have been in foster care for a little more than year a now, separated and placed in different homes and looking f… Continue reading

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Kansas bomb suspect’s attorneys ask to be let go from case

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The court-appointed attorneys for a man accused of plotting to bomb a Kansas apartment complex filled with Somali immigrants asked a judge to let them withdraw from the case, saying in a filing Monday that they have lost their client’s trust and cannot… Continue reading

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Man gets new trial after judge nods off

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A Kansas appellate court says a man convicted of assault and weapons charges deserves a new trial because his trial judge fell asleep during testimony. Continue reading

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Homes damaged as severe storms, tornadoes hit Midwest

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A severe storm system pummeled parts of the Midwest overnight with tornadoes, huge hailstones and powerful winds, damaging dozens of buildings and injuring at least 10 people in Missouri. Continue reading

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