Local News

March 17, 2018 - 12:35 am
Authorities are asking for help in capturing a wanted California fugitive. Daniel David Courson is wanted for 19 bank robberies in San Diego and another robbery in the city of Tustin, California. On Friday, Tustin police received a tip that Courson has been living in Boulder, Colorado, using the...
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March 16, 2018 - 7:57 pm
Authorities in Kansas have confirmed the death of the computer hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to law enforcement for giving thousands of documents to WikiLeaks. Sedgwick County spokeswoman Kate Flavin said Friday that Adrian Lamo's body was at the morgue in Wichita, but she had no other...
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March 16, 2018 - 7:52 pm
A new report from two out-of-state consultants says improving student performance in Kansas public schools could cost the state as much as $2 billion more a year. The report released Friday stunned some legislators. The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in October that the state's more than $4 billion in...
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March 16, 2018 - 7:34 pm
Jurors who will decide the fate of three militia members accused of conspiring to bomb an apartment complex housing Somalis in Kansas will not hear evidence about alleged child pornography found during searches. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren excluded the images found on a computer and drives...
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March 16, 2018 - 7:24 pm
The German Shepherd, named Irgo, arrived at a Wichita airport Thursday night after a flight on a private plane from Japan. Kara Swindle and her two children were flying on United Airlines from Oregon to Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday during a move to Wichita, Kansas. When they went to pick up...
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State of Kansas
March 16, 2018 - 11:50 am
Governor Jeff Colyer along with Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey and Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter toured parts of southwest Kansas Thursday, March 15, surveying the drought conditions currently affecting the entire state. The Governor made an executive order declaring a...
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March 16, 2018 - 11:28 am
The organization governing fraternities at the University of Kansas is canceling a policy announced earlier this week that temporarily froze social activities for the 24 fraternities. The University of Kansas Interfraternity Council voted Thursday to rescind the freeze, which was instituted Monday...
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Ted Woodward
March 16, 2018 - 10:58 am
On Thursday, for the first time in 24 years, Wichita returned as a host site for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The event was held at Intrust Bank Arena downtown. Attendance was robust for the four games in Wichita on Thursday, as 14,000+ people attended both the day session (Kansas...
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March 16, 2018 - 10:10 am
Some employees at Larned State Hospital are being required to work 16-hour shifts because of a severe staffing shortage at the psychiatric hospital. A hospital administrator on Tuesday issued an order requiring mental health technicians to work double shifts because of a 22 percent vacancy rate in...
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March 16, 2018 - 8:07 am
Federal and state experts in drought assessment and long-range forecasting are expected to provide an overview of the critical situation facing much of the United States' southern high plains. They're meeting Friday as dry conditions intensify from the plains of eastern New Mexico to the Texas...
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