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1 hr ago | The Capital-Journal

Review board to consider parole for man who sexually assaulted, killed woman

Parole is being considered for Charles F. Strauch, who is serving prison time for the 1984 Shawnee County murder of a woman who was sexually assaulted and beaten to death with a roofing hatching.

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Related Topix: Prison, Violent Crime, Shawnee County, KS, Wichita, KS

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Newton ground still vacant as Tindall looks for first sale

A proposed $66 million facility at Kansas Logistics Park in Newton, first announced in 2009, has yet to materialize, but Tindall Corp. says it remains active.

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9 hrs ago | The Garden City Telegram

Democrats favored in gubernatorial races, including in GOP-rich Kansas

In a seemingly dismal year for Democrats, who face the prospect of losing House seats and possibly control of the Senate, there is one bright spot: a chance to elect governors in several states run by Republicans.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Democrat, US Governors

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Conestoga CEO, Huelskamp duke it out publicly

A prominent southwest Kansas renewable energy executive says Congressman Tim Huelskamp bullied him and threatened his business after he questioned Huelskamp after a July 2 Republican primary debate in Liberal between Huelskamp and Alan LaPolice.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Agriculture, Science

Sunherald.com

Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

Detectives say the man they originally identified as "John Doe" robbed a casino cashier of $43,500 at gunpoint Friday night and later paid prostitutes at another hotel with money still bound in Bellagio wrappers.

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Related Topix: Kansas Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KTVN Reno

Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Kansas Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mississippi Government, Mississippi

WIBW-TV Topeka

Plane Crash Reported In Southeast Kansas

KHP dispatch said troopers were sent to the report of a plane crash at the Neodesha Municipal Airport in Wilson County just after 10 a.m. Trooper Rick Wingate said the incident involved a Beech A36 fixed-wing single-engine plane.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents

Rock Chalk Talk

Kansas Football: 2015 football recruiting update

For obvious reasons, the 2015 recruiting class being put together by Charlie Weis and staff hasn't been getting much attention.

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Related Topix: Texas Tech, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Kansas NCAA

NewsOK.com

Recent Kansas editorials

You now have an easier online to way to manage your Home Delivery subscription for The Oklahoman.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Opinion

Roll Call

In Kansas, Conservatives Suffer From Mississippi Hangover

As conservatives reel from a bruising loss in Mississippi, they are looking to the primary in Kansas to knock off an incumbent and salve their wounds.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Pat Roberts, Thad Cochran

The Wichita Eagle

Passions boil over in bitter Kansas secretary of state race

Ingredients include a dash of rocker Ted Nugent, a pinch of comic books, a helping of voting rights and a cup of name-calling.

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Related Topix: Ted Nugent, Pop/Rock, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Health

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Journal

Couple with area connections killed in Kansas crash

The accident happened at 3:55 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, according to a crash log.

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The Wichita Eagle

Polls on Kansas governor's race vary wildly

A poll by Survey USA, paid for by KSN-TV in Wichita and released July 24, showed Democrat Paul Davis leading Gov. Sam Brownback 48 percent to 40. Just three days later, a poll by YouGov, paid for by CBS and the New York Times, showed Brownback far ahead of Davis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Wichita, KS, US Governors

Hays Daily News

Disaster training exercise scheduled for Kansas cities

A series of would-be life-threatening calamities are about to take place in Kansas as part of this year's Vigilant Guard 2014, a large-scale, multi-state disaster response exercise.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, Salina, KS

Los Angeles Times

State by state: Overview of 2014 governor races shows Democratic tilt

Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, left, with Kansas City Mayor Mark Holland, faces stiff competition from a Democratic challenger this year in the ruby-red state.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Nathan Deal, US House of Representatives

WIBW-TV Topeka

Orman To Submit Petitions For Kansas Senate Bid

A northeast Kansas businessman running for the U.S. Senate as an independent says he has enough signatures from registered voters to get on the general election ballot in November.

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The Capital-Journal

Lawmaker sees need for death penalty fixes

The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman says he'll push again next year for changes aimed at expediting appeals in capital punishment cases.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty

The Garden City Telegram

Political ads and other lies

I read in The Telegram that a Kansas Republican legislator was strong-armed by a Koch lobbyist for failing to show absolute loyalty to the big oil godfathers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, US Governors

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Public interviews set for Kansas Supreme Court applicants

Applicants to fill a vacant seat on the Kansas Supreme Court will be interviewed Aug. 4 and 5 in Topeka in the first interview session open to the public, according to a news release from the Office of Judicial Administration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Wichita, KS, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Governors

Great Bend Tribune

Kansas wheat meetings and wheat U approach

Wheat harvest has mostly wrapped up and temperatures have increased, so take a few days and cool off at Kansas Wheat's Annual Meeting and High Plains Journal's Wheat U on Aug. 4 and 5 in Wichita.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Events, Sedgwick County, KS, Meteorology, Science, Agriculture

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