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Headlines for Sunday, October 30, 2022

Body Recovered from Kansas River

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV/KPR) - Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating after a body was pulled from the Kansas River Saturday afternoon. KCTV reports that the body of an adult white male was found in the river south of Interstate 670. Initial investigation indicated that the man had not been in the water for an extended period of time. Police are seeking the public's help for any information about the case.

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EPA Plans to Target Lead Levels

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KNS) - A recent study published in the Kansas Journal of Medicine found that young children in the state had twice the chance of developing an elevated blood lead level than the national rate. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its first strategy to address lead exposure disparities. EPA official Carlton Waterhouse says the data will identify which neighborhoods need attention.   

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Topeka Retires Mini-Train

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW/KPR) - An era came to an end this weekend at Topeka's Gage Park. WIBW reports the park's mini-train is being retired after 55 years of taking riders on a mile-long trek around the park. A new train will be installed in February 2023.

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KC Current Falls in NWSL Championship

WASHINGTON, DC (KNS/AP) - In women's professional soccer, the Kansas City Current lost to the Portland Thorns in the National Women's Soccer League championship match Saturday, 2-0. This was the Portland Thorns' third NWSL championship, winning the title in 2013, the league’s inaugural season, and again in 2017. 

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KSU Routs 9th-ranked OSU, 48-0

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University shut out ninth-ranked Oklahoma State for the first time in 30 years in a 48-0 victory Saturday. It was Oklahoma State’s most lopsided loss in nearly 18 years under coach Mike Gundy, and first shutout loss to anyone since November 2009. Kansas State improved to 6-2 and 4-1 in the Big 12. Oklahoma State fell to 6-2 and 3-2.

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