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Same-sex marriages are now the rule of the land.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal of new EPA regulations from over 20 states, including Kansas.

A decision is expected early next year as the U.S. Supreme Court considers arguments in Kansas v. Cheever, the state's case against Scott Cheever in the 2005 murder of Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels.

The high court heard arguments on both sides Wednesday.

The fight over gay marriage in Kansas continues.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has filed an order temporarily blocking same-sex marriage at the request of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

The death penalty against Scott Cheever now stands in the murder of Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels.

One person has been hospitalized after a fire developed in a south-central Emporia home.

Firefighters were called to 223 S. Congress shortly before 6 pm after a kitchen fire was reported. Acting Battalion Chief Steve Howe tells KVOE News firefighters found one person near the front door after a neighbor report somebody may be inside. Howe says the person collapsed outside the house but was conscious and alert when help arrived.

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The victim was taken to Newman Regional Health for observation and treatment. His name has not currently been released.

As rescue workers were handling that situation, a fire crew worked inside the house and found fire in the kitchen. They put that out quickly and later learned the fire had not extended anywhere else in the house.

A cause and exact origination point have not been released. We'll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.

Greenwood County authorities are investigating an unattended death discovered Friday.

Lyon County deputies are investigating an unattended death in Olpe on Saturday.

Emporia Police are investigating an unattended death discovered earlier this week.

Emporia firefighters responded to a fire call Easter Sunday morning, but thankfully there was no actual fire.

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