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Atchison man is charged with murder of 5-year-old girl in police chase

Marcas McGowan, the boyfriend of the girl’s mother, made his first court appearance Wednesday. He also is charged in Leavenworth County District Court with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated child endangerment, and fleeing and eluding in connection with the incident Friday in which Cady Harris was killed.

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Jamaal Charles agrees to contract extension, will head to Chiefs camp

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is headed to training camp after agreeing Wednesday afternoon to a two-year contract extension with the team, multiple sources told The Star. A person with knowledge of the situation said Charles is set to earn more than $18 million in new money from the deal and $8.3 million this season, which will make him the second-highest paid running back this year, behind Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.

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Union Station’s centennial bash will include a giant digital show

The story of Union Station will be depicted in a huge digital projection onto the facade of the historic depot in a celebration of its centennial on Sept. 5. Organizers also promise a national music act and fireworks for the free community party that is being timed to coincide with First Friday in the Crossroads and the Kansas City Chiefs’ Red Friday bash ahead of the football team’s home opener.

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