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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} Crews fight fires in Colorado, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma

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Wildfires burning in Colorado, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma have forced evacuations and destroyed several buildings. Continue reading

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{FD} Murder suspect Alex Deaton caught after multi-state manhunt

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A fugitive wanted in connection with two killings in Mississippi and a string of shootings was finally caught in Kansas Wednesday after he jumped across state lines to stay one step ahead of the law. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI investigating Kansas bar shooting as possible hate crime

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The mother of an Indian engineer who was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in an American bar said she asked her son to come back to India if he felt threatened in the United States, but he said he was not in any danger. Continue reading

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{FD} Neighbor: Kansas bar attack suspect a ‘drunken mess,’ not political

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A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a “drunken mess” after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Some witnesses say Kansas bar shooting was racially motivated

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Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 51-year-old man with murder and attempted murder after he allegedly started shooting in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others, in an attack that some witnesses said was racially mo… Continue reading

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{FD} Massive manhunt in Kansas after gunman opens fire in packed bar, injuring 3

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Authorities in Kansas were searching for a man who allegedly shot three people at a bar Wednesday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese national in Kansas guilty in engineered rice theft

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A Chinese national living in Manhattan, Kansas, is guilty of conspiring to steal proprietary rice seeds developed in the U.S. and giving them to visitors from China. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas deputy testifies about alleged sexual assault

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A Kansas sheriff’s deputy says two Kansas City-area men who are charged with kidnapping and raping her referred to each other by name during the attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Dad recalls final words to son decapitated on water slide

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The parents of a 10-year-old boy who died while riding on the world’s tallest water slide at a water park in Kansas said they are still grieving but are thankful for the condolences they have received from around the world, the AP reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri man gets probation in 8-year-old driver’s death

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A Missouri man whose 8-year-old granddaughter died in a car wreck when he let her drive him home from church has been sentenced to one year of probation. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas man admits robbing Kansas bank to escape wife

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A 70-year-old man who told investigators after robbing a Kansas bank that he’d rather be imprisoned than with his wife has admitted carrying out the holdup. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 men charged with smuggling meth in semi-trailer’s gas tank

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Three men from Mexico are charged with smuggling more than 1,000 pounds of liquid methamphetamine into northeast Kansas in the gas tank of a semi-trailer truck U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said the men, all from Mexico, appeared in court Thursday and were e… Continue reading

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{FD} Ice storm triggers travel dangers in southern Plains

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Oklahoma highway officials are warning motorists that a winter storm moving into the Southern Plains is creating slick spots on roads and bridges. Continue reading

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{FD} Winter storm expected to bring crippling ice across central US

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A storm system that brought heavy snow and rainfall to California is expected to create dangerous traveling conditions across the southern Plains this weekend, with crippling ice accumulations and heavy rain, according to forecasters. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pleads guilty to killing Kansas police detective

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A man accused of killing a Kansas police detective has pleaded guilty to capital murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican charged with rape in Kansas had 19 deportations, removals

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A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003, records obtained by The Associated Press show. Continue reading

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{FD} Murdered woman’s sister supports executing ex-soldier in potentially historic move

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The sister of a woman murdered more than 30 years ago in North Carolina says she and her family fully support the military’s planned execution of the woman’s killer, a former soldier. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas school’s libraries offer students pronoun pins

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University of Kansas students are being offered buttons through the school’s library system meant to make their preferred gender pronouns clear. Continue reading

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{FD} Grandfather pleads no contest after 8-year-old driver dies

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A northeast Kansas man whose 8-year-old granddaughter was killed in a crash as she drove him home from church has pleaded no contest in her death. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops tase 91-year-old man with Alzheimer’s

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A sheriff’s deputy in Kansas Tased 91-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease in his back after he refused to go to the doctor, shocking newly-released body cam footage shows. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in Kansas deputy’s rape charged in Missouri assault

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One of two men charged with kidnapping and raping a Kansas sheriff’s deputy has been charged with sexual assaulting a Missouri woman in February while the woman’s 2-year-old daughter was in the same bed. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 suspended Kansas cheerleaders no longer with program

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A University of Kansas official says four Kansas cheerleaders who were suspended from the team after the discovery of a Snapchat photo that mentioned the KKK are no longer with the program. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Suspects in Mississippi slayings arrested in Kansas

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Authorities say two suspects in a deadly pawn shop robbery in Mississippi have been arrested in Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor: No charges in 3-year-old boy’s shooting death

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Prosecutors say they plan no charges in the case of a 5-year-old Missouri boy who police say accidentally shot and killed his 3-year-old brother. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas Supreme Court to hear appeal in inmate’s death row sentence

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Attorneys for a Kansas death row inmate convicted of killing his estranged wife, their two daughters and his wife’s grandmother in 2009 will get to make their case to the state’s highest court about why he should be spared. Continue reading

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{FD} New gun charges for 2 Kansas men charged in bombing plot

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Two of the men accused of plotting to bomb a western Kansas apartment complex where Somali immigrants live now also face firearms charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sentenced to prison for theft of Kansas clown statue

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A convicted sex offender has been ordered to spend a year and three months in prison in the theft of a nearly life-sized carved clown that was the mascot of a closed Kansas amusement park. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused in Somali bomb plot case seeks mental evaluation

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One of three Kansas men accused of plotting to bomb an apartment complex where Somali immigrants live is asking for a court-ordered mental health evaluation. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas woman who graduated from college at age 95 has died

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A Kansas woman who became national news when she graduated from college at the age of 95, and continued taking classes until she was 100, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas couple pleads guilty in drug money laundering case

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A husband and wife accused of laundering drug money for a Mexican cartel at a small southwest Kansas bank have admitted their roles in the conspiracy. Continue reading

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{FD} Pearl Harbor sailor’s family brings him home after his remains are finally identified

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After decades of Pearl Harbor anniversaries coming and going, the family of Lewis Wagoner says this one will be more special than the rest. Continue reading

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{FD} Transgender student named king of Kansas school dance

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A 17-year-old transgender student who advocated for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights at a suburban Wichita high school was named king of a winter ball after receiving the most votes from his fellow students. Continue reading

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{FD} Court filing: In Army’s eyes, Chelsea Manning still a man

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A military prison psychologist has refused to recommend that Chelsea Manning’s gender be changed to female in her Army service record, complicating the transgender soldier’s quest to wear a feminine hairstyle at the men’s prison where she is serving a … Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas City police officer fatally shoots robbery suspect

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Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say an officer shot and killed a robbery suspect after the man reached for his gun. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of killing mom, taking baby fights extradition

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Authorities say a Texas woman accused of faking a pregnancy before killing a mother and kidnapping her newborn daughter is fighting extradition to Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} USGS: 4.3 magnitude earthquake hits northern Oklahoma

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No injuries or damage were reported after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Friday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas killing, abduction suspect living in US illegally

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A Dallas woman accused of killing a Wichita mother and taking her baby was in the country illegally when she was released from a Kansas jail this summer before immigration officials had a chance to request she be held, law enforcement authorities said … Continue reading

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{FD} Affluent shoplifter arrested ahead of expected sentencing

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An affluent suburban Kansas City woman who admitted shoplifting truckloads of clothing from area retailers last year has been arrested again — this time on suspicion of stealing bras. Continue reading

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