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Updated at 1:19 PM

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to telecommunications, experts agree that Africa is the new "it" continent for growth. If you're a little rusty on exactly what telecom means, it translates to big bucks for companies like Belgium-based Artilium PLC, which provide software...

Updated at 1:18 PM

The Shawnee Fire Department had to use the ladder truck to get water into the structure at 412 S. Beard to douse the flames that were shooting from the windows when the fire was first reported at 7:30 a.m., Friday.

Updated at 1:14 PM

Shawnee firefighters were called out at about 7:30 Friday morning to a structure fire at a vacant industrial building at 412 S. Beard.

Updated at 12:22 PM

In the year 1776, a bunch of dudes signed the all important Declaration of Independence, a document that grants every American the right to watch

Posted at 10:00 AM

While on vacation in Washington, D.C., Star Swain of Tallahassee, Fla. did an impromptu performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Lincoln Memorial. "She has been singing and performing for decades," said her husband, Craig Swain.

Updated at 9:27 AM

Chipotle has placed Mark Crumpacker, its chief marketing and development officer, on administrative leave after he was charged in relation to a drug-trafficking ring in New York City, the company told Business Insider.

Updated at 9:23 AM

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks.

Posted at 7:00 AM

It was around lunchtime Thursday and there was not an open parking space to be found at the new Community Renewal office at 1000 N. Kickapoo. But everybody was okay with it; a full parking lot there is a good problem to have.

Posted at 7:00 AM

Local consumers may notice a trip to the store today is slightly more than it was Thursday. The new 0.495-cent Pottawatomie County sales tax for schools is now in effect. The tax will last for 10 years, beginning July 1, 2016, and ending June 30,...

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