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Police investigating pair of thefts at Zeller, Evergy, Kansas Gas in Arkansas City

Police in Arkansas City are investigating two thefts that occurred at local businesses, resulting in losses of more than $7,000.  

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Stolen car found through app on victim's phone Video included

Thanks to a phone app, Wichita police quickly found a car jacking victim's 2019 Ford Escape. Within 24 hours of the crime, investigators tracked it to a quick trip near downtown and took two suspects in for questioning.  

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Great Bend woman arrested, charged with several infractions after 3-county police chase

A 23-year old Great Bend woman was arrested and charged with several infractions after a police chase that spanned 3 counties. 

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Manhunt underway for suspect who fatally shot 10-year-old boy, Memphis police say

Memphis authorities are searching for the person responsible for the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old boy, police said Monday. 

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Police: 2 dead, 15 hurt in Kansas City shooting

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Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say at least two people are dead and 15 people were reportedly injured in a shooting outside a bar.

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Mistrial in 2nd trial of Kansas man accused of killing infant

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D'Khari  Lyons was charged after Michael Calvert Jr. died in November 2018 while Lyons was watching him for his mother.

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At least two Honolulu police officers killed in shooting, report says

Two police officers were shot and killed in Hawaii on Sunday and the gunman is being sought, authorities said. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that officers had responded to an assault call when they encountered a male with a firearm, who then opened fire, striking two officers. 

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School board president arrested on DUI charge

The president and longtime member of the Valley Center school board was arrested in Wichita on January 12th on charges of DUI and driving with no vehicle liability insurance. 

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ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: 'This is not a request'

Federal authorities are turning to a new tactic in the escalating conflict over New York City’s so-called sanctuary policies, issuing four “immigration subpoenas” to the city for information about inmates wanted for deportation. “This is not a request — it’s a demand,” Henry Lucero, a senior U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official, told The Associated Press. “This is a last resort for us. Dangerous criminals are being released... More>>

Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town

A boy armed with a gun killed three children and a woman inside a Utah home, then accompanied a fifth victim to a hospital, where he was arrested, police said Saturday. 

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Sheriff: Sedgwick County jail is facing overcapacity Video included

Cots line the walls and fill the gymnasium at the Sedgwick County Jail as the number of inmates continues to rise.

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Suspect captured after deputy-involved shooting

A suspect is in police custody after a manhunt early Saturday morning.

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Wichita police arrest 2 for sex crimes against runaway teen

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Wichita police say they've arrested two men for sex crimes involving a runaway teenager. 

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2-month-old Wichita boy allegedly abused by father has died Video included

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Officer Charley Davidson says 2-month-old Marrell Williams died on Thursday. The child's twin sister was also hospitalized with a healing broken femur. 

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Man guilty of starting Kansas fire in effort to kill 2 women

Jurors have found a man guilty of starting a fire in a suburban Kansas City apartment in an attempt to kill two women who lived there. 

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Police search for suspects in north Wichita gas station theft

Wichita Police are looking for four suspects who broke into a gas station earlier this month. 

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Man booked into jail after sister’s body found in Kansas

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A Lawrence man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 22-year-old sister, Johnson County prosecutors said Thursday. 

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71-year-old driver charged with hitting, killing Kansas girl

Sudhir Gandhi, of Lenexa, Kansas, is jailed on $50,000 bond after he was charged with reckless second-degree murder in the death of Alexandra Rumple. 

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Police: 9-month-old Wichita girl in abuse case has died

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Officer Charley Davidson said that  9-month-old Maela Flores died Wednesday.

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Wichita police ask for help identifying package thief

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The Wichita Police Department is asking for help identifying a man who stole package from the front porch of a home on the north side.

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Woman admits bringing 60 pounds of meth through Kansas

A 46-year-old woman from Los Angeles is awaiting sentencing after she admitted that she drove 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of methamphetamine through Kansas. 

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Wichita men charged in separate child abuse cases; 2 babies still critical

Two men have been charged with abusing children in separate cases in Wichita last week.

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2 Kansas officers who shot at teens were justified: Prosecutor

 A prosecutor has ruled that two suburban Kansas City police officers were justified in shooting at a pair of teenagers and wounding one of them. 

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Man arrested for murder as Wichita police search for victim's body

Wichita police say they've arrested a 53-year-old man for murder and they're still searching for the body of the person he's accused of killing. 

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Police: Man dies after knife attack at Wichita home

Wichita police say a 24-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder after he allegedly cut a man's neck with a knife. 

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Kansas woman charged with hurting baby said she was intoxicated

A Lawrence woman who is charged with hurting a relative's 4-month-old told police she regretted agreeing to care for the baby because she knew she was intoxicated. 

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Wichita police arrest woman after dog found locked in cage in dumpster

Police say they've arrested a woman after emaciated dog was found locked in a wire crate in a dumpster in southeast Wichita.

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Kansas mail truck driver sentenced for theft

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A contract mail truck driver in Chanute has been sentenced for stealing money from the mail. 51-year-old David Logan, from Fort Scott, pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of mail theft. 

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Wichita police identify man killed in hit-and-run on Kellogg

Emergency vehicles blocked eastbound lanes of Kellogg after the crash after 7 p.m. Witnesses told KAKE News the crash appeared to involve a motorcycle.

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Wichita father accused of abusing 2-month-old twins

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Wichita police say they've arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly abusing his 2-month-old twins. Jail records show Marlin Williams was booked Friday night for three counts of aggravated battery.

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Kansas woman pleads guilty to role in her baby son's death

A Kansas woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2018 death of her baby.

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Man charged in deadly Christmas Eve shooting in Kansas City

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A Kansas City man has been charged with fatally shooting another man on Christmas Eve during a drug deal. 

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Teens arrested for armed robberies, carjacking in Wichita

Wichita police have arrested an 18-year-old female and a 16-year-old boy in connection to armed robberies and a carjacking. 

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New Kansas law requires vehicle breathalyzers to take photos

A new requirement that went into effect on Wednesday for convicted drunk drivers in Kansas hopes that it will keep people from skirting the law.

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Kansas teen sentenced in drug deal that led to teen’s death

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A Kansas teenager who helped set up an $8 Xanax deal that led to another teen’s shooting death was sentenced Thursday to more than four years in a juvenile corrections facility.

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Former Kansas sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty in wife’s beating

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A former Johnson County sheriff’s deputy who admitted beating his wife has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery. 

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Wichita man arrested for Quik Trip robbery in downtown Wichita

The Wichita Police Department has arrested a man in connection to a gas station robbery in downtown Wichita.

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Police arrest suspect in shootings at 2 house parties

Police have arrested a suspect in shootings at two house parties one of which injured a 16-year-old boy in Maize. 

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3 in custody after west Wichita police chase ends with crash Video included

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A police chase in west Wichita has ended after the suspect's vehicle wrecked. It happened just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday. 

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Capital murder charge filed in Kansas fire that killed 3

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 A capital murder charge was filed Wednesday against a man suspected of setting a fire in Kansas that killed his estranged girlfriend and two of her children.

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Former pitchman for Wichita car dealership arrested on multiple drug charges

The well-known pitchman from those Super Car Guys commercials in the Wichita area a few years ago had been arrested on multiple drug charges. 

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Kansas City files lawsuit over weapons trafficking

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 Kansas City and a national gun safety advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that several businesses and individuals trafficked firearms in the region while willfully ignoring evidence that the guns were being sold illegally.

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Police search for man who stole electronics, tools from Wichita Catholic school

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who broke into a Wichita Catholic school and stole electronics and tools. 

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Disturbance leads to shots fired near Heights High School: Police Video included

Wichita police are investigating after a disturbance ended with shots fired near a high school. The incident happened Tuesday night, during the Heights vs. East High basketball game. 

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Man arrested for deadly shooting at Wichita club

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The Wichita Police Department has arrested a man in connection to a shooting that killed a 19-year-old woman last month. 

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Man out on bond for child porn allegedly rapes Kansas girl he met online

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A 23-year-old man who bonded out of jail on child porn and enticement charges is now facing charges of raping a child suburban Kansas City.  

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Judge mulls fate of US researcher who denies Chinese work

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A federal judge said Monday she will delay ruling on a motion to dismiss an indictment against a University of Kansas associate professor accused of secretly working for a Chinese university while performing federally-funded research at Kansas.

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American family attacked in Mexico, child killed

An American family returning to the U.S. after a holiday visit to Mexico came under attack just south of Texas on Saturday night, with armed gunmen killing a 13-year-old and wounding three other people.

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Hutchinson man sentenced to life in fatal shooting during drug deal

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Brennan Trass won't be eligible for parole for 51 1/2 years under the sentence imposed Friday for first-degree murder in the August 2015 shooting death of 24-year-old Jose Morales. 

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Police investigating a deliberate release of bedbugs at a Pennsylvania Walmart

A Walmart in Pennsylvania is facing a bedbug infestation after someone released the parasitic insects in a men's changing room, state police said. 

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Tennessee inmates ask court to stop execution scheduling

One African American defendant was forced by a judge to represent himself at trial. Another was shackled in front of an all white jury during a sentencing hearing. And a third black defendant facing the death penalty is intellectually disabled. 

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Community helps elderly man after robbery Video included

Earlier this week, KAKE News brought you a story about 86-year-old Vernon Robbins. He's mostly blind and deaf and robbers stole thousands of dollars worth of items on Monday night. Many people from the community saw the story and felt called to help. 

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No bail for Chicago mom charged with killing 2 sons

A 20-year-old Chicago woman was ordered held without bail Saturday on murder charges after police say she killed two of her young sons, leaving one in a bathtub and throwing another from an 11th-floor apartment window before jumping herself. 

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Body found buried behind home is missing Alabama woman Paighton Houston

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A body found buried in a shallow grave behind a home in Alabama on Friday has been identified as Paighton Houston, who'd been missing nearly two weeks, according to the Trussville Police Department. 

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2 arrested after kids' Christmas gifts stolen from Ark City family's car

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Police in Arkansas City say they've arrested two people accused of stealing Christmas gifts from the trunk of a car.  

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Police identify man, woman killed in shooting at downtown Wichita hotel Video included

Officers located 27-year-old George Kirksey and 22-year-old Alicia Roman in one of the rooms. They had been shot multiple times and died at the scene.

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Kansas chiropractor accused of sexual misconduct surrenders license

The Kansas Board of Healing Arts wrote in the order filed Tuesday that Eric Hawkins exploited his relationship with patients through “acts of sexual misconduct and/or improper sexual contact."

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Man and goat taken on terrifying 3-state drive after carjacking at adult video store

A man stole a pickup truck with a sleeping passenger and a goat inside it and drove it all the way from Missouri to Oklahoma before releasing the terrified victim and animal and eventually being arrested, authorities say.

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Newton family remembers man killed on New Year's Eve Video included

"I want him to be remembered as who he was and what he wanted to be remembered as," Selena said.  "He loved softball.  He loved his family.  He always said family.....was first.  And that's what he did." 

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Man charged in Kansas with killing ex, 2 of her children

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A man has been charged in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and two of her children whose bodies were found after a house fire in Kansas City, Kansas. 

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'Captain America’ actress charged with killing mom in Kansas claims self-defense

Mollie Fitzgerald (Johnson Co. Sheriff's Office) Mollie Fitzgerald (Johnson Co. Sheriff's Office)

Court records say an actress accused of killing her mom in suburban Kansas City told 911 operators and police that she was acting in self-defense.

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Arrest made in Wichita homicide

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A man who has been convicted on robbery and rape charges is under arrest for murder.  

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Two killed, Omaha police officer wounded in shooting

 Two people were found dead and a police officer was wounded after an exchange of gunfire at a housing complex in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Wichita Jewish community vows to stand strong against national increase in anti-semitism Video included

 While there have been no attacks here in Wichita, with social media and the internet, local Jewish leaders tell KAKE News that attacks happening several states away can feel like they're right next door.

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Minister: Texas gunman grew angry in past over cash requests

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The man who fatally shot two people at a Texas church was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial in 2012 and was repeatedly fed by the congregation but got angry when church officials refused to give him money, according to court records and the pastor.

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Driver in custody after hit-and-run death in Riverside

Wichita police say one person is in custody in connection to the hit-and-run death of a man in Riverside. 

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Kansas man arrested for kidnapping 15-year-old girl

Police in southwest Kansas say they've arrested a 18-year-old man who allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl. 

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A new federal law protects against animal abuse, but Kansas agencies worry it won't help

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Federal rules signed into law in November promised strict bans on animal cruelty. 

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Police: Man was selling drugs near Hutchinson elementary school

Hutchinson police say they've arrested a 41-year-old man who was allegedly selling drugs near an elementary school. 

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Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. 

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Teen charged with mutilating cat in Kansas City-area Arby’s bathroom

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A 19-year-old is facing animal abuse and property damage charges after authorities say he mutilated a cat in the bathroom of an Arby's in suburban Kansas City. 

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Salina pharmacist, husband sentenced in opioid diversion

A 29-year-old Salina pharmacist has been sentenced to three years of probation for diverting prescription drugs containing opioids. 

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Missing pregnant 19-year-old found dead, baby cut from her womb

A 19-year-old pregnant woman who vanished last month was found dead in a Chicago home, authorities said. Police said they believe she was killed and her unborn baby was forcibly removed. 

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Video shows moment elderly man is pushed off bus before his death

A 25-year-old woman is behind bars after an elderly man died after being pushed out of a bus. Cadesha Bishop faces a charge of open murder on an elderly, vulnerable person. 

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Multi-state child pornography sting leads to 82 arrests, 17 rescues

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A roundup operation targeting child pornography suspects resulted in 82 arrests across eight states. 

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Woman sentenced to die for starving her 10-year-old stepdaughter to death

A woman has been sentenced to die by lethal injection for starving her stepdaughter to death in an Atlanta suburb in 2013.

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More than 500,000 bees killed by vandals in Texas

More than half a million bees were killed during a weekend break-in at a pasture in south Texas. 

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2 children bitten multiple times at different day care facilities in Arizona

In unrelated yet disturbingly similar incidents, two toddlers were apparently bitten multiple times at Arizona day care facilities. 

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Police: Dad shot 2-year-old son in the face with shotgun during fight with boy's mom

Prosecutors say a man intentionally shot and wounded his 2-year-old son in the face during a fight with the boy’s mother in southern Michigan.

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A 71-year-old man has been arrested on 100 counts of rape

A 71-year-old central Louisiana man has been arrested on 100 preliminary counts of first-degree rape, accused of criminal sexual conduct with minors decades ago, authorities said.

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Police: 23-year-old disabled Oklahoma man hospitalized weighing 30 pounds

An investigation has been launched into the caretakers of a 23-year-old disabled man who checked into the hospital weighing 30 pounds. 

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