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Teacher shoots self at Lithia Springs High School

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Teacher shoots self at Lithia Springs High School

- LITHIA SPRINGS, GA (CBS46) - Classes were canceled Thursday at Lithia Springs High School in Douglas County after a teacher shot himself inside a classroom. The incident happened around 7:15 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department says the shooting was self-inflicted but no other information was given. No students were involved or at risk as a result of the shooting. No word on the condition of the teacher and his identity has not been released
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McCurdy to auction longtime Steven family home

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McCurdy to auction longtime Steven family home

- It’s probably not often that McCurdy Auction advertises a house it’s auctioning by touting it as a home where entrepreneurs were raised. There’s one case in Wichita where it obviously applies, though, and that’s the home of the late Joe and Esther Steven. The founders of Joe’s Seat Covers and Car Wash had 11 children, 33 grandchildren and almost 60 great-grandchildren (with four more on the way)
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Umpqua forest wildfire spurs evacuation in Douglas County

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Umpqua forest wildfire spurs evacuation in Douglas County

- Residents in a Douglas County community were evacuated from their homes Wednesday night as wildfires scorched over a thousand acres near the Umpqua National Forest. Fire officials issued level 3 evacuation notice for the Dry Creek and Illahee area. They urged residents to leave immediately as the Umpqua North Complex fires burned across 1,410 acres Wednesday evening. Residents in Moore Hill Lane in Idleyd Park are on a level 2 evacuation notice, meaning they should be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice
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Go, Aces! A new blue prop for East High

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Go, Aces! A new blue prop for East High

- For nearly a century, Wichita East High School has honored the courageous fighter pilots of World War I with its mascot, the Blue Aces. Soon the city’s oldest high school will have a new life-size rendition hanging in its gymnasium lobby – a renovated biplane painted with the school’s logo and colors. “This just helps everyone really understand the reason why we are the Blue Aces and the historical significance to our mascot,” said Ken Thiessen, East High’s principal
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Kansas mental hospital passes inspection after losing federal certification

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Kansas mental hospital passes inspection after losing federal certification

- A Kansas psychiatric hospital that lost its federal certification in 2015 – causing the state to lose $1 million a month in federal funding – passed an initial inspection this week, a first step toward getting recertified. Osawatomie State Hospital completed a successful inspection on Tuesday, said the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. That’s the same day the agency rolled out a proposal to privatize the hospital
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In Overland Park visit, Yoder decries Trump response to Virginia violence

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In Overland Park visit, Yoder decries Trump response to Virginia violence

- U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder said Wednesday he was angry that all leaders in the United States aren’t outraged by the turmoil in Virginia over the weekend, and called on them to “stand up forcefully” against Nazis, White supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan. Other prominent Kansas Republicans also weighed in Wednesday. Yoder issued a statement Tuesday, after President Donald Trump’s comments that both sides involved in recent trouble in Charlottesville shared blame
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Veteran, former ninja competitor enters race for Congress in Kansas

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Veteran, former ninja competitor enters race for Congress in Kansas

- A Kansas state lawmaker who once appeared on a televised ninja competition is running for Congress. Rep. Kevin Jones, a Wellsville Republican who served as a Green Beret in Iraq, announced his decision to campaign for the Republican nomination in Kansas’ 2nd congressional district Wednesday. Jones, who also served on the Wellsville school board, said that his decision to run for Congress stems from a belief that much of the problems facing both the state and local school districts originate in Washington, D
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Kansas woman to serve as full-time assistant for NFL team

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Kansas woman to serve as full-time assistant for NFL team

- A woman from Hesston has been hired by a National Football League team as a full-time assistant coach for the 2017 season. Katie Sowers, a 2004 graduate of Hesston High School, has been coaching wide receivers and working with quality control coaches during San Francisco 49ers training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., this summer. On Tuesday, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said during a news conference that he wanted Sowers to work full time as a member of the team’s coaching staff for the upcoming season
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Democrat Jim Ward names campaign treasurer, signaling likely run for governor

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Democrat Jim Ward names campaign treasurer, signaling likely run for governor

- House Democratic Leader Jim Ward has named a campaign treasurer, the strongest sign yet he will run for governor. On Tuesday, Ward named former Kansas Democratic Party chairman Lee Kinch as treasurer. Ward also said Tuesday that he will make an announcement on Saturday about his future in Kansas politics. Ward, of Wichita, said the office he is seeking is “Governor” in an ethics filing that named Kinch treasurer
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19th century farm house blends history with comfort near Mars: Cool Spaces

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19th century farm house blends history with comfort near Mars: Cool Spaces

- A 171-year-old home in Butler County will soon have a new owner to add to its long history. Atlas of the County of Butler, and the State of Pennsylvania, by G.M. Hopkins & Co. The property at 1623 Three Degree Road in Adams Township, Butler County, can be traced back to 1846. According to the indenture dated April 17, 1846, the Rev
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Umpire pays tribute to Kansas man during Mets-Yankees game

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Umpire pays tribute to Kansas man during Mets-Yankees game

- The gesture was easy to miss, but it meant a lot to those who saw it back in Kansas. Major League Baseball umpire Todd Tichenor put his hand on his heart during the first pitch of Monday’s Subway Series between the New York Yankees and the Mets at Yankee Stadium. Scott Hardin of Wichita said the gesture was intentional: Tichenor was honoring Shane Stimatze, who died over the weekend in what appeared to be an accident at his home in Stafford County, according to the Hutchinson News
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Her only pair of shoes was nearly two sizes too small

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Her only pair of shoes was nearly two sizes too small

- It all started over a pair of shoes. An off-duty police officer working as a security guard at Roller City in south Wichita a couple of Saturdays ago noticed a girl kept taking her shoes off, then putting them back on. He went over and asked what was wrong. “I told him my shoes were way too tight and they were not fitting right,” Kylie Hudlin said, recalling that encounter on Tuesday afternoon
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How many Powerball millionaires won in Kansas? And what are YOUR odds?

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How many Powerball millionaires won in Kansas? And what are YOUR odds?

- There’s a 1 in 292 million chance of winning a Powerball jackpot. But how many Kansans have already been made millionaires by the game? Their total winnings: $381,600,000. Nearly half opted to collect their winnings in anonymity. The biggest Powerball winner from the state so far – a retired truck driver from Great Bend – won $96.6 million in 2009. Wednesday’s top prize – the ninth largest in the game’s history – is an estimated $430 million with a cash option of $273
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It’s getting tougher for Hispanics to get out of jail

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It’s getting tougher for Hispanics to get out of jail

- Some bail businesses avoid bonds for releasing Hispanic inmates from jail because of the risk that the inmates could be deported, Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said Tuesday. A bail business guaranteeing a bond for an inmate to appear in court doesn’t always know whether that person could face deportation as an illegal immigrant. And if that happens, the business could be held liable for the full amount of the bond, a bond business owner said
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Private company could rebuild, run Kansas mental health hospital

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Private company could rebuild, run Kansas mental health hospital

- Lawmakers will have to decide next session whether to privatize one of the state’s two psychiatric hospitals as part of an effort to overhaul the struggling facility. The agency that oversees the hospital on Tuesday rolled out a proposal from Correct Care Recovery Solutions, a company that runs health facilities nationwide, to build a new hospital at the current location and take over operations
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Kansas taps AT&T to boost fire, police communications in emergencies

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Kansas taps AT&T to boost fire, police communications in emergencies

- Fire, police, medical and other first responders in Kansas will gain dedicated wireless services in emergencies under the state’s FirstNet deal with AT&T. Kansas became the 13th state to opt-in under AT&T’s FirstNet dedicated wireless broadband network for first responders. The Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory, also has opted in. Gov. Sam Brownback announced the decision Tuesday in Topeka, accepting a proposal AT&T presented along with proposals to each state in June
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  • In Overland Park visit, Yoder decries Trump response to Virginia violence
    In Overland Park visit, Yoder decries Trump response to Virginia violence

    , kansascity.com

    U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder said Wednesday he was angry that all leaders in the United States aren’t outraged by the turmoil in Virginia over the weekend, and called on them to “stand up forcefully” against Nazis, White supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan. Other prominent Kansas Republicans also weighed in Wednesday. Yoder issued a statement Tuesday, after President Donald Trump’s comments that both sides involved in recent trouble in Charlottesville shared blame
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Politics & Government

  • Veteran, former ninja competitor enters race for Congress in Kansas
    Veteran, former ninja competitor enters race for Congress in Kansas

    , kansascity.com

    A Kansas state lawmaker who once appeared on a televised ninja competition is running for Congress. Rep. Kevin Jones, a Wellsville Republican who served as a Green Beret in Iraq, announced his decision to campaign for the Republican nomination in Kansas’ 2nd congressional district Wednesday. Jones, who also served on the Wellsville school board, said that his decision to run for Congress stems from a belief that much of the problems facing both the state and local school districts originate in Washington, D
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Sports

  • Kamau Stokes glad he tested NBA waters before returning to K-State
    Kamau Stokes glad he tested NBA waters before returning to K-State

    , kansascity.com

    Don’t be surprised if Kamau Stokes makes another run at the NBA Draft next summer. The Kansas State point guard predictably returned to college for his junior season after briefly declaring as an early entrant in April, but he enjoyed every moment of the evaluation process and can envision himself doing it again. Part of him regrets not doing it earlier
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Business

  • McCurdy to auction longtime Steven family home
    McCurdy to auction longtime Steven family home

    , kansas.com

    It’s probably not often that McCurdy Auction advertises a house it’s auctioning by touting it as a home where entrepreneurs were raised. There’s one case in Wichita where it obviously applies, though, and that’s the home of the late Joe and Esther Steven. The founders of Joe’s Seat Covers and Car Wash had 11 children, 33 grandchildren and almost 60 great-grandchildren (with four more on the way)
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Technology

  • Hackers strike at Chipotle restaurants — including Wichita’s
    Hackers strike at Chipotle restaurants — including Wichita’s

    , kansas.com

    But this isn’t about the food: Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s restaurants over a span of three weeks earlier this year, the company announced Friday. That includes five Chipotle locations around Wichita that were breached between March 25 and April 18: 7130 W. Maple, 535 S. Rock Road, 515 N. Hillside, 3015 N
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Health

  • 2 more GOP senators oppose health bill, killing it for now
    2 more GOP senators oppose health bill, killing it for now

    , concordmonitor.com

    By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER Associated Press The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare” was fatally wounded in the Senate Monday night when two more Republican senators announced their opposition to the legislation strongly backed by President Donald Trump. The announcements from Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas left the Republican Party’s long-promised efforts to get rid of President Barack Obama’s health care legislation reeling
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Family & Parenting

  • Things to do in Wichita with dad for Father’s Day 2017
    Things to do in Wichita with dad for Father’s Day 2017

    , kansas.com

    This Sunday is Father’s Day, so now’s the time to start planning your weekend with dad. While some dads would be perfectly content grilling out all day and taking a nice nap in the recliner, some are raring to go out and spend quality time with the family. Luckily, there are plenty of Father’s Day festivities planned around the Wichita area this weekend
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Society & Culture

  • Coroner: 1-year-old died of drug overdose in Butler County
    Coroner: 1-year-old died of drug overdose in Butler County

    , wlwt.com

    BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio — A 1-year-old child has died of an apparent drug overdose, the Butler County Coroner confirms. Dorrico Dawaun Brown Jr. was found unresponsive at a home on Vanderveer Ave. in Hamilton on May 17, according to a coroner's report. According to a coroner's report released Wednesday, the 1-year-old died of a drug overdose. He died due to the toxicity of several drugs -- including oxycodone, diphenhydramine and alprazolam
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Holy Fire said to be from Jesus’ tomb travels from Jerusalem to Wichita
    Holy Fire said to be from Jesus’ tomb travels from Jerusalem to Wichita

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    WICHITA, Kan. | A fire is burning in the “unsleeping lamp” at St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Wichita, a fire that Orthodox Christians believe is tied to a miracle and the resurrection of Christ. It’s the first time the Holy Fire has made its way to Wichita — and the first confirmed time that the flame, believed to have originated in Jesus’ tomb, has made it from Jerusalem to the United States
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Entertainment & Arts

  • No pinstripes, just strong harmonies as local barbershop singers head to internationals
    No pinstripes, just strong harmonies as local barbershop singers head to internationals

    , kansas.com

    Barbershop music doesn’t really happen in barbershops anymore. And those who are serious about singing it rarely wear pinstriped vests, sleeve garters and straw hats. In fact, a modern-day barbershop singer might be your doctor, your lawyer, your kid’s math teacher, that nice retired guy at the end of the block. In Wichita, barbershop singers are everywhere, hiding in plain sight
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Farming

  • Spring blizzard buries hopes of many western Kansas wheat farmers
    Spring blizzard buries hopes of many western Kansas wheat farmers

    , kansas.com

    For those affected, the impact was deep. Gary Millershaski, who farms in Kearny County west of Garden City, said he and his family went to Dodge City on Saturday night for a concert but couldn’t get back home that night. They came back early Sunday morning, but then the blizzard hit. “The snow was blowing so hard you could only see maybe 100 feet,” he said
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Travel & Recreation

  • Wichita park department offering sunrise and sunset float tours
    Wichita park department offering sunrise and sunset float tours

    , kansas.com

    This is the first time Wichita Park & Recreation is offering float activities with kayaks and stand-up paddleboards on the river, said Greg Olmer, recreation superintendent. The five tours and four open float rental events, open to those 12 and older, run between Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. “One of the reasons we are doing this is to reactivate the river … and show off the opportunities in downtown Wichita for recreation,” he said
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Law & Crime

  • Johnson County serial killer found ‘unduly familiar’ with prison guard loses appeal
    Johnson County serial killer found ‘unduly familiar’ with prison guard loses appeal

    , kansas.com

    A man in prison for the 1989 deaths of three Johnson County women whose bodies were never found has lost his appeal of a prison disciplinary action. Grissom, who is a prisoner at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, admitted to writing the note, but said the officer had asked him to write it. She denied having done that, and Grissom was sentenced to serve 30 days in segregation and fined $20
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Media & Information

  • Trampoline videos catapult Wichita teen to social media fame, competition
    Trampoline videos catapult Wichita teen to social media fame, competition

    , kansas.com

    Jake Breshears’ backyard is almost entirely filled with trampolines. The 15-year-old performs acrobatic stunts that would both impress and terrify casual observers. Many times, Breshears and his trampoline-enthusiast friends land on their backs or bellies – it’s all part of the stunt. But these aren’t just a bunch of teens goofing off in the summertime. These guys are some of the best in the world at garden (backyard) trampoline-flipping, a growing sport that combines the acrobatic skill of diving with the athleticism of gymnastics
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