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‘Rest now, brother. We’ll take it from here’: Slain KCK police captain is mourned at funeral

Robert Melton’s funeral on Saturday was the second for a Kansas City, Kan., police officer since May

Detective Brad Lancaster was killed on duty two months ago

Melton was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon while pursuing a suspect

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Among Kansas roadside attractions, this one’s unbeatable

In Kansas, we have it all: World’s largest sisal ball of twine (Cawker City), World’s Largest Outdoor Concrete Municipal Swimming Pool (Garden City), World’s Largest Hand-Dug Well (Greensburg), World’s Largest Prairie Dog (Oakley). And then, of course, there is Lucas with its concrete Garden of Eden and the town’s HUGE public toilet. Comes now the World’s Largest Hand-Painted Czech Egg – Kansas’ newest roadside attraction.

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Two Kansas moms forge a friendship over the birth of micropreemie babies

Medical advancements are allowing micropreemies, babies with a very low birth weight, a better chance at life. In a town of 200, moms Kaylee Hurt and Ashley Taylor bond over daughters born at 1.4 and 1.7 pounds. “I’ve had plenty of rough days where I’ve needed someone to give me perspective. She’s been that person for me,” Ashley Taylor said.

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Funeral service for KCK police Capt. Robert Melton

The funeral service for Kansas City, Kansas Police Department Capt. Robert "Dave" Melton on Saturday morning at Children's Mercy Park.
David Eulitt deulitt@kcstar.com
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Funeral service for KCK police Capt. Robert Melton

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Couple stays upbeat despite losing their home

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