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Charges: Impostor changed name of ID theft victim
December 10, 2014
A Mexican man living unlawfully in the United States for decades was arrested Tuesday in an identity theft scheme that was so ingenious that prosecutors say a court unwittingly changed the name of the U.S. citizen whose identity he assumed to his own real name.
Teenager sentenced in stepbrother’s death
December 10, 2014
A rural Kansas man was sentenced to a little more than 10 years in prison for fatally shooting his 9-year-old stepbrother in the face during an argument about doing chores.
Prosecutor: Missouri man sets corpse on fire
December 10, 2014
Kansas City-area prosecutors have charged a man who they say dragged a suicide victim’s corpse into a portable restroom and lit it on fire.
KCC staff recommends Chanute broadband plan
December 9, 2014
The staff of the Kansas Corporation Commission is recommending approval of Chanute’s plans to provide ultra-high fast broadband internet to its residents.
Kansas City suburb studying plastic bag ban
December 9, 2014
Prairie Village is considering enacting a ban or fines for using plastic grocery bags.
Police identify woman killed at Kansas store
December 9, 2014
Police have identified a woman fatally shot in a Lowe’s Home Improvement store parking lot in Kansas City, Kan.
Topeka’s police reserve program ending
December 8, 2014
The Topeka police department has ended its reserve program, which allowed trained volunteers to carry firearms and help stop crime with the same authority as official law enforcement officers.
Military appeals court to hear Kansas HIV case
December 8, 2014
A Kansas airman accused of aggravated assault for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita will have his appeal heard this week before the nation’s highest military court.
Wichita minister frightened by death threats
December 7, 2014
A Wichita pastor who performs same-sex weddings is growing increasingly frightened by death threats directed at her and members of her church, especially since she officiated at a ceremony for 15 same-sex couples last month on the Sedgwick County Courthouse steps.
Kansas governor working on proposed budget fixes
December 7, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback isn’t publicly ruling out any ideas for helping to close state budget shortfalls, leaving officials and lawmakers to speculate about the proposals he’s expected to roll out before the Legislature convenes next month.
Kansas City Connection: All aboard for holiday activities
December 7, 2014
Kansas City’s Union Station is staying busy in its centennial year, and December alone is full of enough events and activities to fill an entire column. Instead, let’s focus on just a few of this month’s holiday highlights.
Kansas zoo’s tamarin monkeys die from fatal virus
December 4, 2014
Three tamarin monkeys from the Hutchinson Zoo in Kansas have died from a virus.
Cattle markets focus of Kansas ranchers’ meeting
December 4, 2014
A market analyst is headlining the annual gathering of Kansas ranchers amid record high cattle prices.
Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over price gouging
December 4, 2014
A lawsuit against an Oklahoma-based company claiming it and other natural gas companies gouged two Kansas plaintiffs is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Salina doctor compares potpourri effects with PCP
December 4, 2014
A Kansas doctor is comparing the effects of synthetic drugs showing up in Salina with those experienced by PCP users when he was doing medical training in Chicago.
Few Kansas welfare applicants tested for drugs
December 3, 2014
The new practice of drug testing welfare applicants in Kansas is off to a slow start.
Judge dismisses suit over Kansas science standards
December 3, 2014
A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism and violate the religious freedoms of students and parents.
Gold coins buoy Wichita nonprofits during holidays
December 3, 2014
For nearly a decade an anonymous Wichita donor has arranged for gold coins to be delivered during the holiday season to local nonprofit groups.
Overland Park woman charged in chase, crash
December 2, 2014
A 38-year-old woman has been charged in a police chase that ended when an SUV slammed into a downtown Kansas City building and caused a partial collapse.
New justice to join Kansas Supreme Court this week
December 2, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court is having a special session this week to swear Caleb Stegall in as its newest justice.