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Jail had to release alleged killer of baby Sofia’s mom, sheriff says

The Sedgwick County Jail had no choice but to release Yesenia Sesmas this summer when she posted bond after being charged with attacking a pregnant Wichita mother and trying to abduct the woman’s young children, Sheriff Jeff Easter says. Sesmas is now facing charges in the killing of a new mother, Laura Abarca-Nogueda, and kidnapping of her 6-day-old baby, Sofia.

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New university system President Mun Choi receives warm welcome at UMKC

The University of Missouri System President-designate Mun Choi received a warm welcome on his first visit to Kansas City during a welcome rally Friday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Choi, a provost at the University of Connecticut, was selected as UM System president in November. Choi, the first system president of Asian-American heritage, was selected after a nine-month national search. He officially begins his duties on March 1, 2017.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
New university system President Mun Choi receives warm welcome at UMKC 1:49

New university system President Mun Choi receives warm welcome at UMKC

Pioneer Building burns in downtown St. Joseph, filling sky with smoke 1:37

Pioneer Building burns in downtown St. Joseph, filling sky with smoke

Raw footage: Smoke fills sky over downtown St. Joseph 1:29

Raw footage: Smoke fills sky over downtown St. Joseph

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Salina's 'crazy submarine guy' refitting deep sea Pisces VI