Chicago PD: Kansas Fugitive Arrested at O’Hare Airport

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A woman wanted for murder in Shawnee County has been arrested at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Chicago Police confirmed to 580 WIBW that Eman Emad Lisa Malwaki, 27, was escorted off a plane Friday evening by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Chicago Police Department’s fugitive apprehension team. Malkawi […]

Kansas Attorney General to Issue Fantasy Sports Opinion

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Whether fantasy sports leagues are predominantly won by skill or luck is taking on new meaning in Kansas as the state’s attorney general investigates their legality. Attorney General Derek Schmidt could determine them to be primarily games of chance, and therefore illegal under the Kansas constitution. The constitution only allows the state to administer games that fit a broad […]

NY Congressman Seeks to Halt Sale of Plum Island, Laboratory

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A New York congressman has introduced legislation to halt the planned sale of Plum Island. The island off the northeastern tip of Long Island is home to a government-run laboratory that studies infectious animal diseases. Congress voted in 2008 to close the research site and move its work to Manhattan, Kansas. The federal General Services […]

Rain Inches Closer

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 Under partly sunny skies today high temperatures should top out in the lower to mid 70s.  The chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms will be on the rise this afternoon and will continue tonight through Saturday night.  Some of the storms could produce large hail along with locally heavy rains.  Highs Saturday will hover around […]

Grand Jury Indicts Kansas Man in Fort Riley Bomb Plot

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A federal grand jury has handed down a three-count indictment charging a 20-year-old Kansas man with trying to carry out a suicide attack at Fort Riley. Prosecutors say John T. Booker Jr. of Topeka was arrested Friday while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb inside a van near the Army post an hour west of […]

Dry? Not Much Longer

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 It will be warmer today thanks to at least some sunshine by afternoon.  Highs should hit the range of the lower to mid 70s.  There will be a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms, mainly west of Topeka tonight as lows settle into the mid and upper 50s.  The chance for showers will be […]

Gibson Shuts Down Royals Offense

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Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season, as Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer for the Minnesota Twins in a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night. The Royals (7-1) were chasing the 2003 team’s 9-0 start as the best in franchise […]

Dry Now, Wet Weekend

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 A few light showers along and east of highway 75 will end early this morning followed by cloudy to mostly cloudy skies and a breezy afternoon.  Highs today should range from the mid to upper 60s.  Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s.  We should see a little bit […]

Topeka Swears in Four New Council Members

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It’s a toss-up as to which moment drew the most “awws” during the swearing-in of Topeka’s new city council members. Brendan Jensen announced the highlight of his campaign was proposing to his now fiancé. One of Jeff Coen’s young daughters smiled — beaming really — or skipped the entire process.   Though, it doesn’t really […]

Headed for the Showers

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 It is going to another partly sunny and mild day today as temperatures warm back into the mid 60s.  There will be a slight chance for light rain tonight, mainly along and east of highway 75.  Lows tonight will drop into the upper 40s.  We should see a little more in the way of sunshine […]

Royals Clobber Twins, Push Winning Streak to Seven

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The Kansas City Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors as Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp over Minnesota, spoiling the Twins’ home opener Monday. The defending American League champions improved to 7-0. It’s the second-best start in Kansas City’s history, behind the 2003 club […]

Nice Rains, More to Come

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 We’ll start this week on a dry note after some welcome rains over the weekend.  Under partly sunny skies today and tomorrow high temperatures should range from the mid to upper 60s.  The chance for scattered showers will return late Tuesday night and will continue into the day Wednesday.  Highs Wednesday will be in the […]

Royals Sweep Angels, Push Streak to Six

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Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The Royals pounded out 14 hits and six of those were the extra base variety.  The Angels took […]

Long Ball Leads Royals to Fifth Straight Win

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Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered during a five-run fourth inning against Jered Weaver, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) threw 94 pitches in his season debut, allowing four runs and […]

Royals Push Winning Streak to Four

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Kendrys Morales homered, Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals remained unbeaten with a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in the Angels’ home opener. Eric Hosmer drove in an early run and Jason Vargas pitched six solid innings against his former team for the defending AL champion Royals. They […]

AUDIO: Woodland Misses Cut at The Masters

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The 18th hole was not a good hole for Gary Woodland at The Masters in 2015.  Woodland bogeyed the final hole in his first round and did so in his second round and ended up missing the cut at the first major of the year.  The Topeka native shot a four over par 76 in […]

Sunny with Little Wind

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 Under almost cloudless skies today high temperatures will warm back into the upper 60s.  Winds today will be light and westerly .  It will become partly cloudy tonight with lows dropping into the lower and mid 40s.  Saturday will be breezy and warmer with highs ranging from the lower to mid 70s.  Clouds will increase […]

Shifty Winds

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 Clouds will gradually decrease while west to northwest winds steadily increase today with gusts by afternoon topping 30mph.  Temperatures in and around Topeka will hold steady this morning but will drop a few degrees as those north winds return.  Under mostly clear skies tonight lows will settle into the mid 30s.  Friday will be sunny […]

Boomers Soon

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 Scattered showers and thunderstorms will exit eastern Kansas early this morning followed by a cloudy to mostly cloudy day with a renewed chance for strong to severe thunderstorms by late afternoon.  Showers and thunderstorms are likely well into the nighttime hours, any of which could produce any type of severe weather though large hail and […]