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US economy grew at moderate 2.2 percent in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than previously believed, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. The slowdown is expected to be temporary as economists are still optimistic that growth will post a solid rebound in 2015.

The Commerce Department says the economy as measured by the gross domestic product grew at…

Nine murdered near Tyrone, Mo.

Nine people have been killed near Tyrone, Missouri.

OTD October 31 - Earl Lloyd

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Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.

Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details.

Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. The 6-foot-5 forward helped the Syracuse Nationals win the 1955 NBA title,…

Wichita man's stolen cross has been found, wedding ring still missing

UPDATE: The stolen cross has been found. About 9:40 p.m. Thursday, we confirmed that the cross was recovered by police at a Wichita residence. We'll have the latest tomorrow on Eyewitness News This Morning.

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Storm Team 12 Weather Alert

Cold air is here to stay for a while and a big chunk of Kansas could see several inches of snow this weekend.

FF 12 Don’t Fall for it: Business owner taken for thousands

A local business owner is warning others of a scam that cost her almost $5,000.

Shooting instructors worry about concealed carry without training

A bill that's been approved by the Kansas Senate allows for concealed carry without a permit or training. The measure now moves on to the Kansas House.

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Concern over possible gun law change

Gun laws could be changing in Kansas, if a controversial bill passes the house. Many lawmakers support a bill allowing anyone to conceal a weapon in public, no training, permit, or background check required. The Kansas Senate passed SB45 Thursday morning 31-7, sending the measure to the House.

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Pot possession bill in Topeka still alive, but no vote

House Bill 2049 looks to reduce the sentence for pot possession in Kansas for someone's first two offenses.

Frankamp applies for DUI Diversion

Wichita State Basketball player Conner Frankamp was in municipal court Thursday for his DUI arrest from last month. At the time of his arrest at Kellogg and Maize Roads, his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

Frankamp declined to comment or interview with KWCH before his appearance.

He didn't spend long in the courtroom before the judge set his case over for DUI…

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