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Teenager critically injured in Barton County rollover crash

BARTON COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) - A 17-year-old from Ellinwood is critical condition after being ejected from a rollover accident early Saturday morning. The Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded just before 1 A.M. to a single rollover accident in the 300 block of Northeast 110 Avenue. Officials found the 17-year-old driver’s...
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Police: Boy in late teens dies after shooting in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a victim in his late teens has been shot and killed in Kansas City, Kansas. Officers responded just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday to a shooting call at a home. Police said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police didn’t immediately release...
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Ellinwood teen injured in rollover crash

A 17-year-old Ellinwood teen was critically injured in a single-vehicle rollover accident early Saturday morning. The Barton County Sheriff reported deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Northeast 110th Avenue, just north of the city of Ellinwood, at about 1 a.m., where they found a blue 2001 Ford Expedition in the west ditch with major damage.
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Fire Marshal: Kan. man squirted lighter fluid all over apartment

SHAWNEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fire and have made an arrest. Just before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Topeka Fire Department responded to the report of a person squirting lighter fluid all over an apartment in a domestic situation at the Jackson Towers Apartments, 1122 SW Jackson Street, according to department spokesman Alan Stahl.
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Barton County Sheriff's Booking Activity (6/17)

BOOKED: David Chartier on GBMC case for battery DV, bond set at $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Robert Streiner on GBMC case for driving while suspended, bond set $500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Joseph Ebert on BTDC case for 48 hour serve sentence 06/17/2021 to 06/19/2021. BOOKED: Bryan Roberts on Pratt County District Court...
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Former Kan. public observatory director enters plea deal

WICHITA— A former employee of Lake Afton Public Observatory in Goddard has returned $1,600 in misappropriated funds as part of a plea deal with the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s office. On June 17, Harold Henderson, 56 of Wichita, returned the funds in the form of a cashier’s check and entered...
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Kansas High Court affirms Wyandotte Co. rape conviction

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Supreme Court has affirmed a rape conviction out of Wyandotte Co. The Kansas Supreme Court says in the case of Appeal No. 119,240: State of Kansas v. Dylan Montell Thomas, Thomas was convicted in Wyandotte Co. District Court for rape, criminal threat, sexual battery and battery. It said the Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and it granted review of a single issue, whether the district court’s jury instruction, which mirrors the Kansas rape statute, violated Thomas’ rights to due process by considering rape a strict liability crime.
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Former Kansas daycare worker caught on camera abusing children dozens of times, court docs say

OLATHE, Kan. (KAKE) - A former daycare employee in northeast Kansas is charged with child abuse after prosecutors said video showed her abusing dozens of children. WDAF reports the Johnson County district attorney's office charged 24-year-old Rachel Beth Schrader with four counts. Fellow employees contact police in late March after noticing an infant had been injured. Surveillance video showed Schrader allegedly abusing the child, and the daycare fired her.

Could Juneteenth become a public holiday in Kansas? Activists say it’s the “next step”

TOPEKA, (KSNT) – As some states celebrate Juneteenth early, Kansas is not among some of its neighboring states that are giving people time off to reflect. States like Missouri and Nebraska announced that state offices will be closed starting Friday in honor of the holiday. While Kansas recognizes Juneteenth as a holiday, it is not among the state’s “designated holidays.” That means, while the state does encourage celebrations, public employees do not get time off.