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Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:36 PM

Missouri police identified 36-year-old Joseph Jesse Aldridge as the gunman who allegedly shot and killed eight people in several residences within a 3-mile radius in rural Tyrone, Missouri, overnight before turning the gun on himself.

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 8:26 AM

A photo of a dress has sparked an Internet frenzy and probably more than a few fights among friends and family. Some people see the dress as blue and black, while others see it as gold and white. Seriously. That’s a big difference, but...

Posted Feb 27, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Need a little help getting your green thumb in gear as spring draws closer? There are tons of garden apps on the market ready to help you organize your thoughts and get your plants planted as the weather gets warmer. From reference material to...

Posted Feb 27, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Railroad crossings can be busy, and they can be dangerous.  "A train hitting a car is like a car hitting a coke can," said Justin Gee, BNSF Terminal Manager of the...

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM

The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that it has adopted a measure to implement net neutrality rules.

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 8:32 AM

According to media reports this morning, the ISIS terrorist known as “Jihadi John” has been identified. A friend of Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Londoner, told the Washington Post that Emwazi is the man who has been seen in ISIS...

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 2:00 AM

They may not catch criminals, solve cases or search crime scenes for hidden clues, but the "detectives" at Newton Public Library have plenty of resources to help them solve their own mysteries.The library has a variety of resources to help...

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Drones were spotted flying over Paris for the second night in a row last night, media outlets reported. The mysterious drones have been making nighttime passes over landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and over the U.S. Embassy. Paris officials are...

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 2:00 AM

In an effort to save money, the Kansas Division of Vehicles announced it will be replacing its renewal letter with a cheaper-to-send postcard — saving approximately $560,000 per year. Unfortunately, this could create challenges for county...

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 2:00 AM

With cold temperatures and snow in the forecast, severe summer thunderstorms aren't likely to be on people's minds.However, the state is gearing up for Severe Weather Awareness Week, reminding people to be safe during severe weather and...

Updated Feb 24, 2015 at 5:47 PM

President Barack Obama exercised his veto power today for the first time in five years, striking down a measure that would have allowed construction to begin on the Keystone XL pipeline.

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