Rays Avoid Sweep with Late Home Run

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Brandon Guyer and Kevin Kiermaier homered, and the Tampa Bay bullpen held the Kansas City Royals to one hit over five innings Sunday in the Rays’ 3-2 win. Kiermaier’s sixth-inning homer off Luke Hochevar (1-1) broke a 2-2 tie. It was Kiermaier’s second homer in two games and sixth of the season. Xavier Cedeno (3-1) […]

Man Charged in Pursuit in Which KC Officer Fired Shots

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A Kansas City man has been charged with trying to ram an officer, leading to gunfire. Four felonies were filed Saturday in Jackson County Circuit Court against 21-one-year-old Pierre Hill-Williams. He was arrested Friday after a pursuit that ended with the discovery that a 1-year-old girl had been shot in the foot. The probable cause […]

Moustakas Keys Royals Win

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Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales kept up his torrid two-out hitting and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night. Morales had an RBI single and Moustakas a run-scoring double off Jake Odorizzi (6-7) as the Royals grabbed a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Morales […]

Orioles Use Long Ball to Snap Royals Winning Streak

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Chris Davis, Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop each hit a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto, and the Baltimore Orioles totaled five long balls in all Wednesday night to power their way to an 8-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals that snapped a six-game skid. Wei-Yin Chen (8-6) allowed three runs for the Orioles while scattering […]

Sheriffs Find Body Near Mayetta

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Jackson County Sheriffs discovered a body after responding to a welfare check. After an employer reported that an employee had been missing for two weeks, officers were dispatched to a residence northeast of Mayetta just before 7 a.m. Wednesday. After arriving, they discovered a deceased person about 100 yards from the residence near a creek. […]

Royals Winning Streak Goes to Four

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Kendrys Morales hit a solo homer, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer also drove in runs and the Kansas City Royals leaned on their bullpen to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night. Danny Duffy (7-6) dodged trouble for most of 5 2-3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. The left-hander struck […]

Seven Run Sixth Inning Keys Win for Kansas City

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Omar Infante led a seven-run charge in the sixth inning to support a strong start by Kris Medlen, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Monday night. Despite working on a pitch count, Medlen (2-0) lasted six innings in his first start since Sept. 27, 2013, with Atlanta. The right-hander allowed five […]

Police shoot man in Wichita Saturday after being dragged by car

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Wichita police say an officer fatally shot a man after the officer was dragged by a vehicle following a traffic stop. Police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza says officers stopped a car around 10 p.m. Saturday and one officer approached the vehicle. There was a struggle and the man drove away, dragging the officer. The Wichita […]

Lyon County Boy Dies in ATV wreck

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 A 9-year-old Kansas boy has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Lyon County. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as Ryan Lane, of Reading. He was riding on the ATV on Saturday night when the 11-year-old driver lost control. The patrol says the vehicle toppled onto its side about three miles north of Miller. Lane was […]

Kansas Lost FederalFunds Stripped from Planned Parenthood

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Kansas has lost the federal planning money it stripped from Planned Parenthood and another unaffiliated clinic since winning its legal fight to defund the organization. The federal government reduced its Title X funding to the state by about the $370,000 annually in Title X money that two PlannedParenthood facilities in Wichita and Hays and an […]

USD 501 Teachers receive pay increase in new contract

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Topeka teachers get a raise. According to a release from Topeka USD 501, NEA-T and Topeka Public Schools have completed interest based bargaining and reached agreement on a contract for certified staff for the 2015-2016 school year.  Interest based bargaining is a collaborative form of negotiations where both sides look to resolve interests rather than […]

Blue-green algae warnings continue for 11 Kansas lakes

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and other lake managers where appropriate, responds by informing […]

Kansas River bridge maintenance on Turnpike begins Monday

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Work begins August 24 on a multi-layer polymer concrete overlay on the eastbound lanes of the Kansas River Bridge (mile marker 202.85 on I-70/Turnpike) near Lawrence. Applying a polymer overlay helps extend the life of the bridge and creates safer winter driving conditions. The project begins with crews working on the right outside lane followed […]

Royals Get Sweep of the Reds

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Lorenzo Cain had a tie-breaking RBI single in the second inning, Ben Zobrist had four hits and Kansas City benefited from a Cincinnati baserunning gaffe as the Royals beat the Reds 4-3 Wednesday night to complete a two-game sweep. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie left in the fifth with the 4-3 lead and the bases loaded […]

PETA letter prompts City Council elephant visit

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Following a letter from the PETA Foundation received by the Topeka Zoo, the City Council is touring the Elephant program this morning. In the City’s written response to PETA Foundation counsel Rachel Mathews, zoo director Brendan Wiley said, “The Topeka Zoo meets current accrediting standards of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. While the Topeka […]

Rural Community Picks Up Pace and Size when Mud Runners Come to Town Saturday

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Alta Vista’s population will more than double when the Mud Runners come to town. “We’ll have contestants from four states and spectators from throughout the Midwest for our Bogging in the Vista, right at the south edge of Alta Vista, Saturday, Aug. 22, with gates opening at 8 o’clock, and competition beginning at noon,” announced […]

Fundraiser Effort at Valley Falls for Farmer Suffering Stroke

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“Community is coming together in a time of another’s need.” That’s the way it’s been for farmers since the beginning when one experienced hardship and work must still be done, neighbors, friends and family from many miles and counties around come to assist. Certain good things never change, and one Jefferson County farmer has certainly […]

Eureka Pro Rodeo becomes ‘Extra Special’ when Shriners Honor Five-Year-Old ‘Bear’s Triumphs over Birth Defects

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“It was his first rodeo.” Certainly, one he’ll never forget, and the beginning of another special interest in the life of a very special boy. Many people get excited about attending rodeos, but the Eureka Pro Rodeo, Saturday evening at Eureka, was even more extraordinary to one little first time attendee. Five-year-old Landon Lacy, a […]