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Steve McIntosh
February 19, 2018 - 10:50 am
Police say a 19-year-old man was shot during an apparent drug transaction early Monday in west Wichita. It happened asorund 2:45 am in the parking lot of a Dillons store at 135th Street West and Maple.The man suffered a gunshot wound to his head ... and was hospitalized in critical condition...
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February 18, 2018 - 3:49 pm
In a news conference Sunday afternoon, Wichita Police gave an update concerning the disappearance of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, who has been missing since Saturday evening from his home in the 600 block of South Edgemoor, between Lincoln and Kellogg in east Wichita. Officer Charley Davidson says...
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February 18, 2018 - 11:39 am
A Kansas House Committee rejected a bill designed to prevent earthquakes triggered by oil and gas production wastewater disposal methods. The bill was supported by several people who said their homes were damaged by the quakes, while the oil and gas industry strongly opposed it. The Lawrence...
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February 18, 2018 - 4:06 am
The company that processes Medicaid applications in Kansas is facing mulitple fines of up to $250,000 a day and may lose its state contract because it is far out of compliance with the required performance standards. The Wichita Eagle reports that state sent Maximus a non-compliance letter on...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:00 pm
Certain situations in the past few months have local citizens questioning the procedures and policies of the Wichita police department. In December, Andrew Finch was shot and killed by police while standing on his front porch. In January, a Wichita police officer was charged with battery and...
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February 17, 2018 - 7:51 pm
On Tuesday, Derby residents will get the chance to vote on a school bond issue with a $123-million dollar price tag. The school bond project will help to fund maintence updates, build a new elementary school and add several safety upgrades, such storm shelters and intruder lock hardware on the...
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February 17, 2018 - 6:51 pm
A Kansas Board of Regents member and commissioner for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. The Kansas City Star reports that 50-year-old Ann Brandau-Murguia was arrested Friday evening. While the booking report...
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February 17, 2018 - 6:23 pm
New numbers show that cases of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise at the University of Kansas. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that recent numbers from KU's Watkins Health Services show the number of gonorrhea cases diagnosed at KU jumped 39 percent from 2016 to 2017. University...
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