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3 carnival workers charged with murders of 2 Kansas vendors

Authorities in Kansas have charged three carnival workers with killing two vendors whose bodies were found in Arkansas days after they disappeared from a fair in Kansas. The Kansas Attorney General says 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida, 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of Sarasota, Florida, and 35-year-old Rusty Frasier, of Aransas Pass, Texas, face charges that include capital murder. They are jailed on $1 million bond in Arkansas while awaiting extradition to Kansa…

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Oklahoma police kill Kansas armed robbery suspect

Investigators in Oklahoma are looking into the police shooting of a Kansas robbery suspect following a chase. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it’s looking into the shooting death early Monday of 39-year-old Shane Adair Wentling after a police pursuit involving officers from the Perry Police Department and Noble County Sheriff’s Office. The OSBI says Wentling brandished a gun after a clerk at a convenience store in Wichita, Kansas, refused to sell him beer Sunday nigh…

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Missouri auditor's help sought in Hawley investigation

    Missouri’s Republican secretary of state is asking the Democratic auditor for help investigating Senator-elect Josh Hawley over allegations that he misused public resources to boost his campaign.     Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Monday asked Auditor Nicole Galloway to review claims against Hawley, who is currently serving as attorney general. The Republican unseated Senator Claire McCaskill in November.     At issue are allegation…