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Kansas City man falls overboard, drowns in Osage River

TUSCUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 75-year-old Kansas City man drowned after he fell into the Osage River in central Missouri. 80 more words

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Police: Man dies at hospital after shot by police stun gun

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, say a man shocked by an officer’s stun gun has died at a hospital.

Police said officers were summoned Wednesday afternoon to a report of man behaving strangely at the parking lot of a Family Dollar store. 80 more words

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Suspect arrested in Lawrence stabbing death on Memorial Day

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence police say a 33-year-old man is jailed as a suspect in a stabbing death in Lawrence on Memorial Day.

Police on Wednesday identified the victim as 45-year-old Tracy Dean Lautenschlager of Lawrence. 99 more words

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Lawrence School District board proposes $1.2M in budget cuts

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence school board has approved a proposal to cut and reallocate more than $1.2 million in the district’s budget.

The Lawrence Journal World reports the proposal is for the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1, and is in response to a new law that repealed the Kansas school finance formula that had been in place since 1993 and replaced it with a block grant system. 43 more words

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Man indicted in connection with 2013 Kansas bank holdup

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a 45-year-old Wichita, man in connection with a 2013 bank holdup in his hometown.

Frederick Aaron Cunningham is charged with one felony count of bank robbery. 80 more words

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Kansas Legislature's annual session likely to hit 100th day

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are likely to have one of their longest annual sessions ever this year because they’re still struggling to resolve budget and tax issues. 115 more words

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Brownback to sign bill on emissions reduction plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback plans to sign a bill that would require legislators to sign off on any plan for reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. 121 more words

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