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Marc LaVoie
May 29, 2019 - 7:02 am
The National Weather Service says the EF-3 tornado that slammed into Jefferson City traveled 32 miles through central Missouri. The tornado first touched down southwest of Eldon in Miller County Wednesday night, May 22. It proceeded through Cole County and crossed the Missouri River before it...
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AP News Staff
May 24, 2019 - 7:15 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas has agreed to pay $1.03 million to a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of the 1999 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl. Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced in a news release Thursday Kansas resolved the second lawsuit...
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AP News Staff
May 23, 2019 - 5:58 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A tornado left a path of destruction in Missouri's capital city late Wednesday night shortly before midnight. A powerful storm system swept through the Show-Me state late Wednesday, moving from southwest to northeast. A tornado tore through Jefferson City, MO last night...
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AP News Staff
May 20, 2019 - 4:51 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Kansas State plans to remove most of the 251 ash trees on its Manhattan campus in advance of an expected infestation from the emerald ash borer. The insect is decimating the ash tree population as it moves west across the country. Dave Bruton, a forester with the Kansas...
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AP News Staff
May 13, 2019 - 6:53 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A state report says safety doors in a Sumatran tiger’s enclosure at a Kansas zoo were left unlocked before the animal attacked and injured a veteran zookeeper. The report released Friday by the Kansas Department of Labor agreed with the Topeka Zoo’s assessment that no equipment...
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Kara Marxer
April 30, 2019 - 5:58 am
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has resigned in the face of corruption charges. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri announced Monday that a federal grand jury had indicted St. Louis County's top elected official on charges of bribery, mail fraud and the theft of honest...
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Jan 20, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) reacts during the first half of the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium.
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AP News Staff
April 25, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Update - 3:30pm 26Apr19 The Johnson County district attorney has reopened the criminal investigation into the conduct of Tyreek Hill and his fiance Crystal Espinal in regards to their three-year-old son. This comes just two days after DA Steve Howe said he would not be filing charges in the case,...
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Kara Marxer
April 23, 2019 - 1:25 pm
The co-founder of one the largest tax preparers in the country has died. H&R Block announced Tuesday that Henry W. Bloch passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. He was 96. Bloch and his brother co-founded the company in 1955. He served as president of H&R Block from 1962 until...
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AP News Staff
March 29, 2019 - 11:36 am
A California man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed Kansas man following a dispute between two people over $1.50 bet in a "Call of Duty: WWII" video game. Twenty-six-year-old Tyler R. Barriss was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty...
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Shawnee Mission School District
AP News Staff
March 05, 2019 - 5:37 pm
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A civil rights group says it has struck a settlement deal with the Shawnee Mission School District in a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the free speech and press rights of students. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas announced Tuesday that the school...
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