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July 23, 2016 1:45 pm
A facelift of an 80-year-old Central Kansas landmark is nearing completion. A renovation project that began in late May at Coronado Heights will be compete within the next couple of weeks, and the historic castle structure will once again be open. The Smoky Valley Historical Association, and proj...




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I recently attended the Guns ‘n Roses concert in Kansas City.  They are not a group I’m all that fond of, but the show was great.  The ending (“Paradise City” as the third song of a three so...

 
 
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What’s the Deal with Trump?

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The 18-year-old gunman who officials say fatally shot nine people before killing himself at a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday had a book about the Columbine and Virginia Tech shooters at his ...

 
 
German-Born Gunman in Munich Attack That Killed 9 Had No ISIS Ties, Say Police

An 18-year-old, German-born male student was the gunman in the deadly shooting attack at Munich's Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping mall, which left nine victims dead and 27 injured, police said Satu...

 
 
Duke University Student Witnessed Fleeing Munich Shoppers: 'They Were Panicking, Crying'

  A Duke University student who witnessed terrified shoppers fleeing the gunman who opened fire at a Munich, Germany, mall Friday, says she feels lucky to be alive.Nine people were killed, and 2...

 
 
Teens Inadvertently Walk Across US-Canada Border While Playing Pokemon Go

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Search for MH370 Winding Down with Little Results, But a New Theory is Emerging

After two and a half years and more than 110,000 square kilometers of scouring the floor of the southern Indian Ocean, the hunt Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will soon come to a close; at least for...

 
 
Clinton, Kaine Ticket Debuts in Miami Ahead of DNC

  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton took the stage with running mate Sen. Tim Kaine for the first time since announcing him as her vice presidential pick telling a Miami crowd that he is "...

 
 
DNC Rules Committee Passes 'Unity' Resolution Calling for Commission on Super Delegates and Caucuses

The Democratic National Convention's Rules Committee passed a resolution Saturday night establishing a "unity reform commission," a compromise from the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton campaigns that would establish ...

 
 
Clinton Camp's Secret Plan to Announce Tim Kaine as Vice President

Unlike Donald Trump's announcement of his running mate, Mike Pence, Hillary Clinton's search for a running mate was a closely guarded secret.Only a small team of aides were involved in the process and Clinton herself d...

 
 
Sanders Camp Says Someone Must Be 'Accountable' for What DNC Emails Show

Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said his team was "disappointed" by the emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked through WikiLeaks, which seemed to reveal staff in the party working to support H...

 
 
How Some Feel the GOP Has Become a Party of White Identity

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A prolonged heat wave is blanketing much of the United States, with dangerously high temperatures believed to be responsible for at least seven deaths, including that of a 4-year-old girl.The girl died in Williamsport,...

 
 
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A raging wildfire in Santa Clarita, California, just north of Los Angeles, spread to 20,000 acres Saturday and 1,500 homes were ordered evacuated, officials said.The so-called Sand Fire broke was first reported Friday ...

 
 
Family of Autistic Man Involved in Miami Police Shooting Say He's 'Utterly Traumatized'

The family of an autistic man, whose caregiver was shot while trying to help him, said he's "utterly traumatized." Arnoldo Rios Soto, 26, had run away from a group home in Miami on Monday when Charles Kinsey, 47, a beh...

 
 
Beloved California K-9 Officer Dies in Hot Car Tragedy

A beloved California K-9 officer named "Idol" passed away in a hot police car last month after an unknown malfunction caused the vehicle and its air conditioning to shut off while the dog was in the back, according to ...

 
 
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One soldier took the meaning of “home sweet home” to the max on Thursday.Army Sgt. Eddie Martinez surprised his family on their doorstep, home from his second deployment, this time in Iraq. And he got a sur...

 
 
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On October 23 at 9 p.m. Eastern, fans of The Walking Dead will finally got to see which one of Rick's gang Negan executed in the closing moments of season six.The AMC smash pun intended will return that n...

 
 
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The U.K.'s Official Charts Company has presented Paul McCartney with the prestigious Official Chart Record Breaker Award in recognition of the rock legend being the most successful album artist in the history of his ho...

 
 
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As its hard-hitting "Hell's Kitchen Heroes" would, Marvel came out swinging at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, with a slew of news and new footage from its Netflix shows.  Not only did they release a full teaser to ...

 
 
Leslie Jones Is Back on Twitter, Firing Back

Leslie Jones is back on Twitter after nearly 72 hours of social media silence. The Ghostbusters star made a grand entrance tweeting, "Welp...a b**** thought she could stay away. But who else is gonn...

 
 
Zachary Quinto Says Pokemon Go Is "Entirely Not for Me"

Zachary Quinto is the rare person who hasn't been swept up in the Pokemon Go craze. The Star Trek star says the popularity of the mobile game "unsettles" and "troubles" him. "I have no judgment of people who want to p...

 
 
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