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April 29, 2017 - 11:18 am
Returning Kansas lawmakers face deadlines on budget, schools TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers return to Topeka facing pressing deadlines to find a budget fix and write a new law for funding public schools. The Republican-controlled Legislature ends its annual spring break Monday with the year's...
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April 29, 2017 - 10:53 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Spring rains and mild temperatures are forcing Oklahoma health officials to trap and test mosquitoes for West Nile virus earlier than normal. The Tulsa World reports that testing for the mosquito-borne virus generally begins around Memorial Day. But Scott Meador, vector control...
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Dreamstime
April 29, 2017 - 8:24 am
Wichita, Kan. (KNSS) - The Wichita Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving the city's latest homicide. At 3:40 Friday afternoon, officers were dispatched to a home in the 800 block of N. Chautauqua. When they arrived, they found the home owner Otto Meyer, 86, dead from multiple...
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Dreamstime
April 29, 2017 - 2:10 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Nebraska mayor is pushing for changes in Kansas' oversight of prairie and ranchland burning after smoke from the Flint Hills spurred health warnings in Nebraska's capital city. Lincoln, Nebraska, Mayor Chris Beutler sent a letter Friday to the Kansas Department of Health and...
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April 29, 2017 - 1:38 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The maternal grandmother of a 7-year-old Kansas boy whose remains were found in a pigsty says she has seen videos that detail gruesome abuse the boy suffered at the hands of his father and stepmother. Judy Conway, of Emporia, says the videos came from more than 30 security...
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Dreamstime
April 29, 2017 - 1:22 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka-area community health system is moving forward with a bid to acquire a financially troubled rival hospital. Stormont Vail Health submitted a letter of intent Friday saying it wants to acquire the 378-bed St. Francis Health hospital. It previously had expressed interest...
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April 28, 2017 - 11:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer hit consecutive two-run doubles in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Sano also had a two-run homer in the fourth. He has eight hits in his last 11 at-bats. The Royals...
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Dreamstime
April 28, 2017 - 11:05 pm
WICHIA, Kan. (KNSS) - Court documents were released Friday detailing the decapitation of a woman in west Wichita. Micki Davis, 63, was killed Sunday, April 9, at a home in the 1400 block of west Rita. Rachael Hilyard, 35, the ex-girlfriend of Davis' son, is charged with first-degree murder. A...
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April 28, 2017 - 6:07 pm
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A fifth person charged in the shooting death of a Pittsburg State University student pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. Darius Rainey agreed to the plea deal Friday in the October 2014 death of Taylor Thomas, 20. The Joplin Globe reports District Attorney Michael Gayoso...
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Dreanstune
April 28, 2017 - 6:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A county commissioner in northeast Kansas is chastising the state for not meeting its court-ordered obligations to transfer 12 jail inmates to receive mental health evaluations in another town. Shawnee County Commissioner Kevin Cook tells the Topeka Capital-Journal on Thursday...
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