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Deadly weekend as 6 die on Kansas highways

TOPEKA (KSNT) – It was a deadly weekend in Kansas after six people lost their lives in car crashes. A Sunday crash in Riley County north of Randolph killed one man, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. When the driver of a semi-truck didn’t stop at a stop sign at the intersection of U-77 and Kansas Highway 16, they hit the side of Adam Lee Samuelson’s Acura TL, pushing it into a ditch.
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Update: Police arrest driver, ID Kan. man who died in crash

SHAWNEE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities investigating a fatal weekend crash have identified the victim as Erasmo C. Ramirez Soto, 37 of Topeka. Just after 3:30a.m. Saturday, July 24 at around responded to a single vehicle crash near the intersection of SE 29th Street and SE Adams Street, according to police spokesperson Gretchen Spiker.
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Statewide Silver Alert issued for missing Kansas couple

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Lawrence couple. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said 76-year-old Russel "Red" Stevens and 71-year-old Mina Stevens were last known to be driving from Wichita to rural Douglas County, northwest of Lawrence, on Sunday. It's been...
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Kan. teacher jailed after text message investigation

SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a man for alleged child sex crimes. In June, police in Wichita were alerted to a concerning text messages sent by 48-year-old Shawn Wingfield, according to Officer Charley Davidson. USD 259 listed Wingfield as a gifted-6 teacher at Wichita Northwest High School. His...
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Six fatalities reported in two-day period on Kansas highways

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - At least six people lost their lives in crashes Friday and Saturday on Kansas highways, including a wrong-way collision in Johnson County that resulted in two deaths. Two other fatalities were reported over the weekend in Shawnee County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the following...
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Police: Kansas man jailed for alleged knife attack

SHAWNEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a stabbing and have made an arrest. Just after 9:00 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the 700 block of NE Twiss Avenue in Topeka on a report of a stabbing, according to police spokesperson Gretchen Spiker. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering...
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2 killed in wrong-way crash in NE Kansas

Two people died in a wrong-way crash early Saturday morning in northeast Kansas. Around 3:30 a.m., Sam Wilson was driving a pickup truck south in the north-bound lanes of I-35, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol incident report. The accident took place about a half-mile south of Lamar Avenue, in Mission, Kan. He hit another pickup truck head-on on the road.
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Suspect in fatal Kan. gunfight moved from hospital to jail

SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities investigating a fatal July 17 gunfight at a Kansas home have arrested a second suspect identified as 20-year-old Tyler Kelly of Wichita. Just before 10p.m. Saturday, July 17, police responded to a burglary in progress call at a home in the 2600 block of...
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Former Kansas Teacher Charged With Child Sex Crimes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas school teacher has been jailed and charged with child sex crimes, The Wichita Eagle reported Monday. Police arrested Wichita resident Shawn Wingfield, 48, Saturday on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Wichita police spokesman Officer Charley Davidson said the agency investigated...
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AP: Patrol: 2 killed in wrong-way interstate crash in Kansas

MISSION, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a wrong-way driver on Interstate 35 caused a head-on collision that killed him and the driver of the pickup truck he hit. The patrol says the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the Kansas City suburb of Mission when a pickup traveling south in the northbound lanes of the interstate hit another pickup head-on. Investigators say 23-year-old Sam Wilson, of Greenwood, Missouri, was driving the wrong-way vehicle and died at the scene.
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